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  1. Neha Kakkar just dropped a bomb with the revamp of Aankh Marey used in the movie 'Simmba' and we can't help but listen to that peppy number on loop. Can you blame us? Kakkar's voice is absolutely phenomenal and we are already choreographing dance moves in our head. And if you're a big Kakkar fan who is now left wanting for more of her powerful voice, here's the big news that'll make your week and your playlist a little more interesting. Kakkar has released her first ever song for a web series and surprise, surprise it is for Mirzapur - the Amazon Prime Original series that has been the talk of the town since November 16. What makes this awesome? The 'Mirzapur' anthem - Bhaiyaji Ka Raaj - is gritty, outrageous and every other synonym that defines bold, all hail Kakkar! Her voice is fierce and by the way, the lyrics by Pankaj Krishna are extremely savage, but who's complaining? The song effortlessly integrates the storyline of 'Mirzapur' - the domination of Kaleen Bhaiya (played by Pankaj Tripathi), the violence, the gang war and much more. Apart from this, what a brilliant job by composer Sandeep Chowta! The song, you'll realise, has so many layers - the brass drops, the nuclea-esque tone, the rhythmicality and the tempo. In short, the 'Mirzapur' Anthem is going to get stuck in your head for a very, very long time. So here's the deal. If you're a Kakkar and a 'Mirzapur' fan, Amazon Prime Video has dropped the anthem of the hour and you need to listen to it right now.
  2. We are at the end of 2018, where all laptop manufacturers put their best foot forward to give us a complete portable experience and try to become as our only workstations. We saw classics like the MacBook Air make a return, and others make gaming laptops with no holds barred. Here are the best laptops of 2018, which deserve your attention. 1. Apple MacBook Pro © Engadget No laptop roundup would be complete without a MacBook. You get a very well optimized software to take advantage of the equally capable hardware inside. You also get a touchbar above the keyboard for additional functionality at all times. Professionals will love the fact that the Macbook has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, so you can add a bunch of extra accessories, external displays and charge via each of them. The 2018 MacBook Pro 15 is powered by the Intel Core i7-8750H processor, with 16GB of RAM and Radeon Pro 555X graphics with 4GB of RAM. You get a 15.4-inch display in a package that weighs 1.8 kgs. Buy from Amazon.in 2. Dell XPS 13 © BCCL The XPS 13 and 15 were the first laptops to sport a bezel-less display, like what we see on smartphones. The 2018 upgrade continues the beautiful compact design, with an upgraded processor, faster PCIe storage, yet weighs just 1.2 kgs. One of the most compact laptops around, with those specs, and a must have for professionals who need to carry their computer around. It is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i7, up to 16GB of RAM, integrated graphics and a screen of 13.3-inches in the footprint of a smaller laptop. Buy from Amazon.in 3. HP Spectre x360 © CNET If any of these laptops didn't pique your interest yet design-wise, then the HP Spectre x360 might just do. A part of HP's new professional series of thin and light laptops, the x360 has a classy black and gold metal design, and a 360-degree hinge and support for the HP Active Pen. You get a couple of USB Type-C ports with another full-sized USB port, with a quoted battery life of over 10 hours. The HP Spectre x360 is powered by an 8th gen i5 processor, 8GB RAM and Intel UHD 660 graphics.The display is a 13.3-inch touchscreen. Buy from Amazon.in 4. Huawei Matebook X Pro © Laptop Mag The Huawei Matebook X Pro has a staggering 91% screen-to-body ratio, in an all metal construction and yet houses powerful components and dedicated graphics to keep you going. The display is a touchscreen panel with a 3K resolution. the webcam is hidden under the keyboard, for added privacy. You are paying for the design here, and the Matebook X Pro is definitely an eye-catcher. You get an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, paired with 16 gigs of RAM and Nvidia MX150 graphics. The display is a sharp 13.9-inch panel, and the chassis also houses 2 USB Type-C ports, with a full sized USB port. A dongle is included in the package for additional display ports. Buy from Amazon.in 5. ASUS Zenbook Pro 17 © ASUS For those who need raw performance, without looking too good, this one is for you. The ASUS Vivobook Pro has a big Full HD screen, a ton of ports and dedicated graphics. A well rounded device for those who are looking for a desktop replacement. You get an Intel i7-8550U chipset with 16 gigs of Memory, Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 graphics and 1TB HDD with a 256GB SSD for optimum speed. It is a little heavy, at 2 kgs, but should serve the purpose for someone ;looking for a big display. Buy from Amazon.in 6. ROG Zephyrus M © CNET ROG is ASUS's gaming sub-brand, and the Zephyrus M is one of their best laptops this year. It looks like a gaming laptop through and through, with red and black accents, RGB logo and a unique air ventilation system under the keyboard which also raises the keyboard for a better typing experience. The battery life is a little worse than expected, and the complete laptop is definitely bulky, but so are most other gaming laptops. The ROG Zephyrus M is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7 with 16GB of RAM, and a powerful Nvidia GTX1060 graphics card. The display is a 15.6-inch panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz. Buy from Amazon.in 7. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro © Acer If you are looking for a gaming laptop without breaking the bank, the Acer Nitro is what you need. It is not the prettiest design, but the performance capabilities will leave you amazed. It is also fairly bulky at 2.7kgs. This is one of the cheaper laptops with an i7 processor, with 8 gigs of RAM, an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti graphic card and 1TB of storage. Buy from Amazon.in 8. Lenovo Ideapad 330S © CNET Lastly, the Lenovo Ideapad 330S is for those who do not need the most powerful specs, but something that still looks well designed. It has a bezel-less display, a thin and light construction and a good port selection with USB Type A, type C and an SD card reader. Internally, this laptop is powered by the AMD A9 processor, with 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive for storage. With a 14-inch display, it tips the scale a comfortable 1.4kgs. Buy from Amazon.in
  3. Maximalism in fashion, right now, is what minimalism was 5 years ago. Just like the appeal of understated, muted subtlety captured the collective fancy of the fraternity half a decade back, today, everything seems to be about the rush associated with explosive detonations in terms of colours, patterns, and silhouettes. From neons to neoprenes, rebellious colours and materials are taking over mainstream wardrobes, and a new wave of extreme aesthetic is washing over everything that does not set itself apart, conspicuously so. Where does maximalism find its anchor, though? We set out to find this answer, and didn't have to venture too far. We found the flagbearers of maximalism right in and around Bollywood. Though it has spread far and wide, there are 3 names, who by themselves, are institutionalising the various nuances of maximalism as facets of mainstream fashion. 1. Ranveer Singh © Instagram/ranveersingh When it comes to the unusual, the gutsy, the blingy, the wild, to the outright bizarre in terms of men's fashion in India, who can possibly be a better icon than the man of the moment himself? From wearing ghagras to his own wedding to giving the bride a run for her money by wearing outfits that are just as intricate and statement-y, Ranveer is the epitome of unapologetically being true to the spirit of maximalism. © Instagram/ranveersingh © Instagram/ranveersingh His style statement is unique, not just because it stands apart in its own right, but also because it blends with his personality as effortlessly as Deepika's highlighter does with her cheekbones. Whatever he wears, he makes sure that he pulls it off without breaking a sweat - something most Bollywood biggies struggle with. © Instagram/ranveersingh © Instagram/ranveersingh 2. Karan Johar © Instagram/karanjohar KJo and drama always go hand in hand, and we're not just talking about his movies. When it comes to his dressing sense, it holds true to the T, and the candour with which he handles it makes it unique. Be it his multicoloured, bejewelled jackets and shirts to his limited edition Guccis and Balenciagas, Karan's wardrobe can be a case study in itself for a budding stylist who wants to specialize in maximalism. © Instagram/karanjohar © Instagram/karanjohar Anyone who follows him on Instagram is familiar with his hilarious 'Toodles' video series from IGT. What Kirron Kher candidly tells him about his clothes are something most Indians connect with in its rawest form, but the hilarity with which Karan counters those jabs is a testament to how he actually low key doesn't care about what the world thinks of his fashion sense - something that is an honest reflection of his confident personality as well. © Instagram/karanjohar © Instagram/karanjohar 3. Diljit Dosanjh © Instagram/diljitdosanjh When Diljit Dosanjh started off his career, perhaps no one ever thought that this quintessential 'Desi Munda' will one day become the face of everything hypebeast in the country. What is endearing about Diljit's fashion journey is that he wallows in the same wonder and sense of excitement about his sneakers and jackets while wearing them as his fans do. © Instagram/diljitdosanjh © Instagram/diljitdosanjh Whoever thought that the racy urban appeal of Balenciaga and Versace can never co-exist with the rustic charm of a talented young man from India who belts out Punjabi melodies while shaking a leg with Bhangra beats, needs to witness Diljit Dosanjh in his element. Isn't that what fashion is all about in the end, something that blurs boundaries and brings cultures together? Diljit Dosanjh © Instagram/diljitdosanjh Maximalism, we feel, is here to stay, not just because it is a conversation starter, but also because it reiterates the concept that men's fashion doesn't have to be necessarily muted, subtle, and understated - something that goes hand in hand with the evolving definition of healthy masculinity.
  4. Let these neck pillows be your most comfy travel partner, while you head out on your next adventure. No matter what kind of transport you decide to take to your destination, it can never hurt to be a bit more comfortable. So let's make your next trip better, with the best travel pillows that are available on Amazon right now. These are the best travel pillows you need for your next journey: 1. Skylofts Imported Memory Foam Neck Pillow © Amazon India This memory foam pillow is perfect for any kind of journey, providing you with much needed support to the neck, head, spine, and back. It's made of imported premium quality memory foam, which makes it a very good deal at its price. The memory foam moulds to the shape of your neck while you use it, regaining its shape once the pressure is relieved. It provides you with not only a lot of comfort but also the right support on long journeys. The pillow is super soft, and the fact that it moulds itself to the shape of your body is a huge advantage. It prevents head, neck and shoulder pain that can result from sleeping in any weird position while you travel. MRP: Rs 599 Buy it here 2.Travel Blue Blue Tranquility Memory Foam Foldable Travel Pillow © Amazon India This is super comfy neck pillow is made out of memory foam, without compromising on quality or comfort. It's a good quality pillow that it feels easy and comfortable on the skin when in use. This pillow is the perfect choice for anyone who has a especially loves being comfortable, no matter where they are. MRP: Rs 1,915 Buy it here 3. Hanumex Electric U-shaped Massage Neck Pillow © Amazon India If you tend to end up with a pain thanks to some very bad posture on your part, you are not the only one. Most of us tend to do that, and it is even worse for people who are taller. A way to fix that, especially while traveling, is to use the best travel pillow you can get. It not only gives you the support you need, but generally helps you relax and get some much needed rest. This one also has an in-built massager, that uses vibrations to get your blood pulsing around the neck, and eases away the pain. MRP: Rs 999 Buy it here 4. Ole Baby Cat Face Neck Pillow © Amazon India Looking for a pillow for your younger sibling? Or maybe a little one? Then this pillow is quite an ideal option. The pillow is comfortable to use for for kids, giving them the right supporting, without being too large for them. And the adorable design is a an added bonus. MRP: Rs 279 Buy it here 5. Lushomes Blue Microbeads Neck Pillow © Amazon India This pillow is made with 100% premium microbeads, making it uber comfortable. The tube pillow works wonders for travelers of any age, as it takes pretty malleable. So when you use it, the pillow moulds to your neck, making it a really comfortable experience. And you have a total of eight colour options to choose from. Thanks to the premium beans, this pillow is advisable for those who have vertigo. MRP: Rs 569 Buy it here 6. SKYLOFTS Foam Neck Pillow with Hat Cushions © Amazon India Made out of soft foam material, this travel pillow from pillow with a hoodie gives proper support to your neck. It also provides overall comfort not only to your neck, but actually to your whole torso, from your head to waist. It does so by making sure your posture is effective and does not take a toll. MRP: Rs 735 Buy it here 7. Spungee Microbeads Travel Neck Pillow With Eye Mask & Ear Plugs © Amazon India Stuffed with microbeads, this a soft and comfortable travel pillow to get. It's made of comfortable warm fleece on one side and a cool spandex on the other side, giving you the choice of what kind of feel you want. It also has two loops with buttons to hang the pillow from luggage, hooks, rods or any other places. As an added benefit, this pillow comes with an eye Mask and a pair of foam earplugs. MRP: Rs 699 Buy it here
  5. You never feel your best when you are at the receiving end of a theft. Obviously. It gets especially worse when you are a student, always running low on money and even energy on most days for that matter, besides a lot of other stuff. This universal condition that is commonly shared by most students around the world, took an even uglier turn when a university student's laptop was stolen in UK. The incident was shared by the guy's flatmate on Twitter, who revealed that the stealing the laptop wasn't the last thing the thief did. In his Twitter post, Stevie Valentine shared how after his flatmate's laptop was stolen, the thief reached out to him and apologised for the theft in an earnest email, and even suggesting helping the guy out with his important university files. So my flat mates laptop got stolen today, please pree what the thief sent him ððððpic.twitter.com/pDhhpmncPz — Stevie Valentine (@StevieBlessed) November 28, 2018 The tweet has since gone viral and obviously the netizens had a field day between sympathizing with the thief and feelings sorry for the bloke. But regardless of it all, that has given us a good laugh and here's a piece of it for you too. If he's really sorry he'll write the next essay. — Theo (@Heli0s) November 28, 2018 “If there are any files such as university work, that you need let me know”. MANNNNNN pic.twitter.com/Jud0Mb4UfO — sulia moses (@suliarmoses) November 28, 2018 And they say there's no honor amongst thieves smh — Preston (@Press107Preston) November 28, 2018 Just buy the laptop back from him. He needs the money ðð — ChistaBlue (@chista92) November 28, 2018 That's right. Pay for own laptop ð¤¦ð¼‍âï¸ð — Stanley Evason (@stanno61) November 29, 2018 You're ruining the fun coz that's what I thought too. But was like let me pretend it's not and enjoy the tweet ð — Shimo Shimiza (@khanyielanga) November 28, 2018 pic.twitter.com/xkLHAHiZ8m — Saf (@_safwaan_) November 28, 2018 A sympathetic criminal. We stan. — isa (@moisturizeds) November 28, 2018 He deserves the charger pic.twitter.com/Lab5L8Me0L — Olufemi Oyekanmi (@_jimmydneutron) November 28, 2018 Wow. I get it. And the email seems sweet. But damn you stole from a student. Students are broke too. And now they need to figure out a laptop. Or how to get their work done. — Derick Vason Swinson (@SwinsonVason) November 28, 2018 The thief sending the documents back pic.twitter.com/1qjzFJRMSZ — Lemphorwana la Bojalwa (@Roooosta) November 28, 2018
  6. New found love will come and go but dating trends are surely here to stay. Every day I scan through relationship articles online, I find a brand new trend doing the rounds for the millennial. It's almost like without these trends, romance would just be a dull passé. So, anyway I recently came across this fascinating dating trend and I could really relate to this one because, let's face it, we've all done it once in our lives and reaped the benefits from it. Or not! The trend is called Gatsbying and yes, the relevance is derived from The Great Gatsby. Gatsbying is when you have a crush on someone and you want their attention upon you, you resort to social media, primarily Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook and put stories from your life, which may get you attention from your respective crush for them to notice you, so you can make a fair amount of an impression upon them! Yup, it's a very new-age trend and of course limited to urban dwellers who're fairly active on social media. Thinkstock Photos While Gatsbying though, most people make sure their crush either has an inkling about the way they feel or knows of their existence because if that's not the case, they can't Gatsby successfully! Well, now let's focus on the relevance it has to the movie. If you see The Great Gatsby, you'd know how Jay Gatsby, a working -class Midwesterner transforms himself into a successful bachelor and throws these lavish parties to impress the womankind who're out of his league? He mostly threw them for Daisy, his long time crush back then, to impress the heck out of her, so that she could (a) notice him and (b) like him back. Since he didn't have Instagram or Snapchat to make stories from his life back in 1922, he resorted to real time parties. But today we have amidst us tools to impress people and give them a sneak peek into our mundane lives, which we try our best to make them look as ostentations on social media, as possible! Warner Bros. Well, some may say Gatsbying is primary meant to impress your crush who is way out of your league so you channelise all your efforts into making your Intagram and Snapchat stories and posts least poignant and quite thrilling. You may post stories of the parties you attend, or the people you hang out with, or stories about the good work that you do. Basically, anything you may feel will impress her and have her crush back on you! According to The New York Post, 'Gatsbying is the high-brow version of the Thirst Trap'. Now, if you're familiar with social media trends I don't have to explain what a thirst trap is, but if you have no idea, it's the millennial version of enticing your crush by posting sexy pictures of yourself, where you're skimpily clad and trying to be as sexual as you can. Pinterest Gatsbying comes off as much focused in this case, where you're trying to impress just one person. Thirst trap however could be for multiple crushes, all at once. Thirst trap is sexual in nature but it can have an empowering message for the audience as well, while trying to get attention from a crush. For instance, Demi Lovato may have posted a picture of herself in her lingerie to entice actor, Henry Cavill but her caption also read 'love yourself first, rest will fall into place'. This could also be a tactic to make her crush think a certain way about herself. But another stark difference between Gatsbying and Thirst Traps are that Thirst Traps are sexual in nature, while Gastbying is really not sexual. strategy pic.twitter.com/QdwaNxPusS — tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) 30 January 2018 strategy pic.twitter.com/QdwaNxPusS — tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) 30 January 2018 So, if you're doing regular rounds of social media, trying to impress someone new you've developed a crush on, you know what that means. It's nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. I don't think Jay Gatsby was either when he threw lavish parties to impress women. It's just a way to reclaim someone's interest to prolong conversations and hopefully win them over, through your precious, celebrated lifestyle on social media. So, if you're Gatsbying all day all night, we only hope she notices your effort and reciprocates accordingly!
  7. Over the last few years, televisions have seen vast improvement and advancements and this has not only brought in newer offerings but also made them cheaper. With new companies coming in and the behemoth's fighting out for supremacy, the end user is benefiting the most. With rising internet speeds, even streaming has increased drastically and watching Netflix or Prime Video on a kickass display is always enjoyable. If you're buying a TV right now, Full HD is a thing of the past and it's time to move on to 4K! 1. Xiaomi Mi TV 4: © Xiaomi Xiaomi has taken over the market by storm thanks to its aggressive pricing. It has a frameless design that offers an immersive viewing experience. The brightness is balanced and output is rich and crisp. The TV runs on PatchWall UI that also works with your standard set-top boxes and incorporates apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar, and more. This way, analog content, as well as digital content, is synced in one UI. For the best sound quality, the TV also has Dolby Audio and DTS-HD engine. Buy from Flipkart 2. Samsung 7 Series 43NU7100: © Samsung This is among the best TVs you can buy right now, it comes with a UHD panel that is compatible with HDR, has Samsung's PurColour technology and UHD Dimming. The LED panel is enclosed in a very sleek frame that looks exceedingly stylish. The best part is, it is a Smart TV, meaning apps like Netflix and Prime Video can be installed directly and controlled. You can also connect your phone to the TV via mirroring. A smart TV not only increases the capabilities but also brings in ease of use. Buy from Amazon.in 3. Sony KD-43X7500F: © Sony This TV pairs 4K clarity with the brightness, colour and detail of high dynamic range (HDR). Combined with 4K ultra HD resolution, HDR video content delivers exceptional detail, colour, and contrast, with a far wider range of brightness. It also has Sony's X-Reality Pro engine to enhance every pixels output. It has a compact speaker box with intense, focused sound and ClearAudio+ enhancement for an immersive experience. The TV also runs Android TV OS and includes apps like YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, and more. Even voice searches via Google are supported. Buy from Amazon.in 4. Panasonic TH-49FX600D: © Panasonic The TV has an IPS panel that provides high light transmittance and a wide viewing angle, with an LED backlight that efficiently increases brightness. Panasonic's Hexa Chroma Drive technology provides natural, beautiful colors with '6 color reproduction'. It manages colors by adding 3 complementary colors (CMY) to the primary color axes (RGB). It also supports HDR along with 20W speakers for a surround sound experience. The TV supports content mirroring via mobile phones and runs on proprietary Home UI. Buy from Amazon.in 5. LG 49UK6360PTE: © RTINGS LG's IPS 4K Display yields a more accurate and lifelike picture from a wider viewing angle and along with 4K Active HDR, the details are lifelike and colour contrast is increased. LG has incorporated AI ThinQ technology that intuitively controls your TV through voice recognition. The DTS Virtual X sound processing technology provides an immersive, multi-dimensional sound experience. Buy from Amazon.in
  8. Ameesha Patel and Akshaye Khanna might be in some cinema oblivion right now but once upon a time, they did some great work and charmed us with their good looks on the big screen (they're still good looking TBH). One particular super hit that they were part of together was 'Humraaz' and the song 'Bardasht Nahi Kar Sakta' was a massive hit. So since Bollywood has been a huge fan of revamping old hits, it does not really come as a surprise that the groovy song is being remade. It will be a part of the Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer 'Mental Hai Kya' and will be recreated by Tanishk Bagchi. © Balaji Motion Pictures The question is 'why'? Tanishk is super talented and while we love his music, we want to know why change the memories attached to this song as well? Also, at least they should recreate it with Ameesha Patel and Akshaye Khanna! Is that too much to ask for? I will not accept it unless it features @ameesha_patel and Akshay Khanna. pic.twitter.com/3nFWUESIkR — Aayushi Bhargava (@AreUShe) November 20, 2018 Clearly, people are not happy with this development. So they are on a mission to ruin every freakin song from 10-20 years ago. — Desi Gooner (@Sahil_Adhikaari) November 20, 2018 Well, the song could turn out great eventually and who knows, it also might also end up on our play list, but right now, the idea of watching it again without the garish orange clothing, the amazing voice of KK and Ameesha and Akshay grooving intensely to "aaeeaaaooooo", seems outlandish. Basically, the remake of 'Bardasht' is something we don't want to 'bardasht' at all!
  9. The biggest wedding of this year (so far) is done but the madness is not over yet! B-town's favourite couple Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh's Konkani wedding rituals were a sight to behold and the pictures look breathtaking! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Nov 20, 2018 at 3:00am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Nov 20, 2018 at 3:01am PST This is the stuff dreams are made of! The beautiful couple got married in Lake Como, Italy and are right now in Bangalore where a wedding reception is due.
  10. Last month, Samsung launched the Galaxy A7 in India and it brought in a triple rear camera setup to the midrange. Not only can it click portrait pictures, but it also sports a wide angle lens for ultrawide pictures. The phone was placed in the midrange segment, which has been extremely aggressively lately. Now, the company is back with the launch of the Galaxy A9. This phone brings in four camera sensors on the back, has a glass-metal build, and Samsung's flagship display. The phone was launched last month internationally and has finally made its way to India. © Samsung To start with, it has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. This gives it an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a pixel density of about 392ppi. Powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB RAM in the base variant. The second option has 8GB RAM while the internal storage remains the same for the two at 128GB. It also has expandable memory support via a microSD card. © Samsung Coming to the optics, the four rear sensors are: a 24-megapixel lens with f/1.7 aperture, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 2X optical zoom, an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra wide lens with f/2.4 aperture and finally a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Similar to the A7 design, the four lenses are housed in a vertical casing, but the fingerprint scanner is located on the back. The front has a 24-megapixel selfie shooter that supports facial recognition. Obviously, the phone ships with Bixby and Samsung Pay out of the box runs Android Oreo 8.0 with Samsung's own “Samsung Experience” UI running atop. © Samsung Backing these internals is a 3800mAh battery that charges via a USB-C port. The company has incorporated adaptive charging that charges the phone slightly faster. The phone will be competing against the recently launched OnePlus 6T that has been leading this price segment. The phone will be available exclusively online via Flipkart starting 28th November. The 6GB variant costs Rs 36,990 while the 8GB variant is priced at Rs 39,990
  11. Bollywood's current favourite power couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone finally tied the knot in an intimate ceremony amongst high security and family members in Lake Como, Italy. View this post on Instagram Update!⤠Deepika and Ranveer received a sweet surprise from their families in the form of guitar tribute.All the songs of DeepVeer were played on guitar.It was so soothing & mesmerising that it compelled the lovebirds to come and shake a leg together on Aayat.ðð ~ @deepikapadukone @ranveersingh #DeepVeer #DeepVeerkishaadi #Gettinghitchedsoon #DeepikaRanveer #hubbyandwifeytobesoon #14november #15november #bridegroom2018 A post shared by #DeepVeerwaleð°ð¤µ♥ï¸ (@deepveerkishaadi) on Nov 14, 2018 at 1:30am PST Every single detail including that of the venue, clothes and even the invites were kept under wraps and as an additional step to ensure complete privacy, the guests were asked to not carry their cameras along for the main nuptials. The guests were escorted to the wedding venue on the main day and while yesterday was when the Konkani rituals happened, today was the Punjabi wedding. After successfully managing to keep everything under the wraps for so long, the picture of the couple is finally out . View this post on Instagram â¤ï¸ A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Nov 15, 2018 at 6:36am PST The groom Ranveer Singh too posted the official pictures on social media and we can't breathe anymore. View this post on Instagram â¤ï¸ A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Nov 15, 2018 at 6:36am PST
  12. Guys, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh JUST got married. As we all know, Ranveer and Deepika will have two weddings - one is a traditional Konkani ceremony that has happened today and the other is a traditional Sindhi style wedding that will take place tomorrow i.e. November 15, 2018. While we were busy stalking social media to look for pictures from their mehendi and sangeet pictures, thinking there's still some time left in their wedding, recent reports have confirmed that the couple just got married as per the Konkani traditions, at the picturesque Villa del Balbianello in Lake Como, Italy. The wedding took place in attendance of close family members and friends. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh get married in Italy in a traditional Konkani ceremony. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/DngjBVjfac — ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2018 Now that Ranveer and Deepika, who were in a relationship for 6 years, finally got married there's literally one question that's troubling their fans - when will the couple share their wedding pictures? Because of the strict security guidelines, the wedding guests have been asked not to click or post any pictures of the bride and groom on social media. On one hand where Ranveer and Deepika are being super secretive about their wedding, their fans on the other hand are getting anxious and desperate waiting for the pictures. And twitter being twitter, it's venting out its frustration in the form of these hilarious memes. Instagram right now waiting for #DeepveerKiShaadi photos:- pic.twitter.com/rB1opCSyKt — Pranjul Sharma ð (@Pranjultweet) November 14, 2018 deepika taking all the phones and recording devices from the guests at the venue pic.twitter.com/mNBIH2jn5I — s (@vsionsofpadukon) November 12, 2018 I should be studying for my last exam in a few hours but all I'm doing is refreshing the internet for #DeepveerKiShaadi pictures. HELP — Shriya Singh (@bindibeb) November 14, 2018 The internet needs to deliver the goods today. By goods I mean pictures of @deepikapadukone and @RanveerOfficial wedding. #DeepVeerKiShaadi — Dee (@MissKhatri) November 14, 2018 The anxiety of who Deepika will be wearing tonight is getting unbearable. Please release pictures at the earliest so everyone can be relieved of the pain.#DeepVeerKiShaadi — breen (@breenrana) November 14, 2018
  13. I feel like Zayn Malik has always been the most controversial member of 'One Direction' and even after he has been long gone from the band – a band that doesn't probably even exist anymore – he is still the one making headlines for all kinds of controversial reasons. In an interview recently, Zayn revealed that he doesn't call himself a Muslim anymore. He said, “To be honest, I've never spoken publicly about what my religious beliefs are. I'm not professed to be a Muslim.” But, is it really a surprise? No, not at all. We haven't ever seen him be religious except for sometimes wearing desi clothes for Eid. Well, that's pretty much it, so obviously it's not a big shock. But, some fans are still upset about this revelation. zayn malik: leaving islam. fully understand why so many things are haraam in islam, the music industry and alcohol being an example. they just distance you from your religion till you've lost all faith. zayn's a prime example of letting fame get to his head. cancelled. 𤮠pic.twitter.com/qhghOfw2XK — bismah𥰠(@bismah_x) November 9, 2018 Exactly. so I've just been informed that Zayn Malik is not longer a Muslim and i'm honestly surprised you all didn't see this coming like why are you shocked lmao — sara (@sxmos_) November 8, 2018 Almost everyone – Zayn malik was muslim??? pic.twitter.com/p5Sti0gGBT — SpanishKash (@SlickSavant) November 8, 2018 It's Twitter, so there are obviously funny reactions. Zayn Malik about to put “ex-muslim” in his bio — Sk Jr. (@ajosdonbilivitt) November 8, 2018 So shocking, right? Me pretending to be surprised that #Zayn Malik doesn't consider himself #Muslim knowing that he's been drinking, partying and dating for years and expressed zero Islamic sentiment ever about anything. pic.twitter.com/3eawPwG8Kk — Salafi ð®ð·ðºð¸ (@PersianSunni) November 8, 2018 So confusing. You guys really expected Zayn Malik, a singer, someone who drinks, smokes, parties, has tattoos is every edge of his body to consider himself a Muslim? What are you all shocked about, Im confused ð­ð­ð­ — swoopzy (@rxiamah) November 9, 2018 Thank you, next. Zayn Malik doesn't consider himself a Muslim. Muslim twitter: https://t.co/NFUycqeh6A — Priyanka's wedding ð â¡ (@Shezaahmed17) November 7, 2018 The best reaction, tbh. Just cos Zayn Malik sang Allah ke banday once, you lot thought he was gonna be next Khalifa of Islam?? even before this statement it's not hard to see that he doesn't claim Islam in anyway, he was in a boy band, has tattoos & drinks fs, why is everyone shocked LOOOL — Ra'naaldo (@RvNaa) November 8, 2018 He's just a 'gora' now, apparently. The Paki community no longer claims Zayn Malik, his actions will now be referred to as "goriyan de kam" — McBaÅÉ (@TheMcBang) November 9, 2018 Well, did he? I wonder if Zayn Malik got rid of his lota when he left Islam — McBaÅÉ (@TheMcBang) November 9, 2018 Oops. i was fully convinced that i was gonna end up marrying zayn malik and now he isn't a muslim anymore life's peak sometimes uno — dua (@quruxlaay) November 8, 2018 Nope. muslim twitter is getting pressed about zayn malik leaving islam like this boy hasn't been smoking, drinking, getting tattoos, and singing about f*cking his girlfriend for ages... when was he ever the poster boy for islamic values??? — ÙÙÛØ­Û (@maleehagha) November 9, 2018 Okay then. zayn malik left Islam? feel like i'm going through a break up, my chest is hurting must be my heart ð­ð­ðª — Aliya (@_baaali12) November 8, 2018 Yeah, don't be mean. Wait so I just read Zayn's statement about leaving Islam and it's a nice piece BUT like did he need to mock muslims and their practices while doing it? Gross @zaynmalik — Georgette Smith (@GeorgetteSmithM) November 9, 2018 Okay, some people are angry as well. Who are you to leave Islam? The Islam has left you when you started drinking, became Playboy, going to parties for one night stand. The Islam has left you when you tattoed your whole body. No one abandoned Islam but Islam abandoned people like you.#ZaynMalik pic.twitter.com/ZrMIX1jqZf — Waqar Gohar (@WiKiGohar) November 11, 2018 A funny jab? Perfect. Zayn malik first left one direction, now he left right direction — Umarzð¸ð¦ (@JonSunow4) November 11, 2018 Oh no. Zayn Malik, a singer who drinks, does drugs, has tattoos and a live-in girlfriend: I'm not Muslim Entire Muslim Ummah: WhATTtt??!??!??? SHOOKETH. BUT YOU TWEETED BISMILLAH 6 YEARS AGO ZAYN ð­ð­ð­ï¿½ï¿½ð­ð­ð­ — miss vanjie (@Rameezay) November 11, 2018
  14. Microsoft announced on Saturday at its XO18 event that the console will now officially get mouse and keyboard support from November 14. The company is partnering with Razer to offer an exclusive “Designed for Xbox” mouse and keyboard that will be unveiled at the CES in January. © YouTube A total of eight games will be getting support on November 14th including ultra-popular battle royale game 'Fortnite'. The announcement was made along with several other announcements. Microsoft also said that the company is planned to acquire two new game studios i.e. Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment. © Pexels “These two creative teams will continue to operate autonomously and bring their unique talents, IP and expertise to Microsoft Studios as they build new RPG experiences for our players and fans,” Microsoft said. Developers can choose to require controllers in multiplayer games, or they could choose to pair mouse-and-keyboard gamers with PC gamers online thanks to the Xbox One's support for crossplay. Having said that, players will not be able to use a mouse and keyboard for every game on the Xbox One. Microsoft detailed that “With this new input support at the platform level, developers can now build mouse and keyboard support in their games if and how they choose. It's important to note that mouse and keyboard support for games is added on a title-by-title basis, entirely at developers' discretion. For all other titles, nothing changes. Mouse and keyboard input is not enabled by default for games. Each development team knows their titles best and we support them in creating the right experience for their games as they see fit, to ensure an optimal and fair gaming experience.” Here's a list of games that will offer support for keyboard and mouse in November along with many other developers adding support for their games in the near future: “Fortnite” “Warframe” “Bomber Crew” “Deep Rock Galactic” “Strange Brigade” “Vermintide 2” “War Thunder” “X-Morph Defence”
  15. First Allahabad and now Faizabad, looks like there's a wave of 'renaming' going on in Uttar Pradesh right now. Faizabad will officially be known as Sri Ayodhya from today onwards. #BREAKING – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister @myogiadityanath renames Faizabad to Sri Ayodhya amidst thunderous applause from spectators. | #YogiInAyodhya pic.twitter.com/QRu4HL0UDJ — News18 (@CNNnews18) November 6, 2018 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made the important announcement just a few minutes ago during the grand Diwali celebrations being held in Ayodhya. While his announcement was met with thunderous applause, people on Twitter seemed to be divided about the second renaming in the state. While a lot of them are applauding the CM for this change, others are questioning whether renaming places is the only thing he does! Here are some of the reactions: Ok...another one now from Ajay Singh Bisht ( Naam Parivartan wale ) ... Faizabad will be known as AYODHYA from now onward . Utter stupidity technically . Faizabad is a district while Ayodhya has been a small town in it . Can we not name whole India as Ayodhya with this logic ? — Kishlaysharma (@Kishlaysharma) November 6, 2018 There's some support. So Faizabad is #Ayodhya now....... Great work by @myogiadityanath ....... — Vijay Deenanath Chauhan PRAYAGRAJ waale (@nawaabsab) November 6, 2018 A keen observation. Now Faizabad city and district will be known as Ayodhya. Once again renaming in Uttar Pradesh.. — Ujjwal Tripathi (@UjjwalBallia) November 6, 2018 Okay, then. I always use to wonder how Ayodhya is in 'Faizabad' which is Islamic by name. Can we think of Kabba situated in a place with such nomenclature? Great job Yogiji @myogiadityanath https://t.co/Ckejkw5m6X — Anirudh Goyal (@goyalanirudh) November 6, 2018 Asking the real questions. So Faizabad will now be renamed as #Ayodhya. Will it change anything for people of Ayodhya — dipak mondal (@Dipak_Journo) November 6, 2018 That's a legit hashtag? District Faizabad will now be known by its original name AYODHYA. Thank you @myogiadityanath ji for giving two hoots about leftists' opinion. #YogiRox ðð — ShankhNaad (@ShankhNaad) November 6, 2018 Umm. Faizabad district now to be known as Sri Ayodhya, which is its historical name and spiritual reality. @myogiadityanath leads Bharat steadily back to Ram Rajya. https://t.co/LBgsxSYUtd — Dr David Frawley (@davidfrawleyved) November 6, 2018 Do you agree? Faizabad gets a new name, it will now be called Ayodhya. Happy to have chosen Yogi Adityanath? to change names and do nothing — Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) November 6, 2018 Was it? FAIZABAD to be renamed as AYODHYA Great announcement from CM UP. — A.G.M.SWAMI (@agmswami) November 6, 2018 Shakespeare and politics. What's in the name-- William Shakespeare Name is everything here. It displays your religion, caste.-- Indian Politics#Faizabad #Ayodhya #AyodhyaDeepotsav — Ujjwal Tripathi (@UjjwalBallia) November 6, 2018 Okay. I am glad to know that #faizabad is being replaced by the #Ayodhya District. Thanks n big congratulations to CM @myogiadityanath Ji #AyodhyaRamMandir — Dr Alok Tripathi (@cancimmuno) November 6, 2018 That's a different take. As a native of Ayodhya, I feel the name change of the Faizabad district is a reflection of @BJP4India bankruptcy — Sanket Upadhyay (@sanket) November 6, 2018 Another take. Faizabad was a separate city. It had its own distinct identity and boundary from Ayodhya so renaming it is an attempt to erase the Nawabi history. — Rana Safvi رعÙا राना (@iamrana) November 6, 2018 Alright. Faizabad is Ayodhya. â Now the fake historians, pseudo seculars, fake liberals, paid activists, commirats, anti-nationals will indulge in bangles breaking procession. Democracy in danger, UP overtaken by Hinduvta Brigade... ððð#Diwali#YogiInAyodhya #Faizabad #Ayodhya — Tapan Parida (@tkparida) November 6, 2018 A lot of important questions. How does renaming Faizabad to Sri Ayodhya help? This wasn't the demand of the seers. Isn't name changing just a political gimmick? — Marya Shakil (@maryashakil) November 6, 2018 Will he? wth will yogi adityanath ever stop? #faizabad — Maryam Shaikh (@Teeyarn) November 6, 2018 Wow. #Ayodhya becomes the District name for erstwhile #Faizabad. Moghul names will become a part of history books only. Jai Shri Ram — Abhinav Lakhera (@AbhinavLakhera) November 6, 2018 That last line, tho. Only and only a Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya Faizabad district will now be called as Ayodhya A Medical College by the name “DASHARATH” And an Airport after the name of “LORD RAM” These were the prominent decisions taken by Yogi Ji in Ayodhya DEEPAVALI SAFFRONISED — Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) November 6, 2018 A lot, apparently. What's in a name? - William Shakespeare A lot is in a name. - Yogi Adityanath #Faizabad #Ayodhya — Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) November 6, 2018
  16. 'Thugs of Hindostan' is just one week away but its promotion has been going on in full swing for quite some time. There was already hype about the movie from the beginning just because of the star cast, which will obviously happen when you put Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in a movie together, and then all the looks from the movie and the trailer just built up the excitement even more. View this post on Instagram To see myself on a poster with Mr.Bachchan is a dream come true for me. I still cant believe it. #ThugsOfHindostan | @yrf | @tohthefilm | @amitabhbachchan | @katrinakaif | @fatimasanashaikh A post shared by Aamir Khan (@_aamirkhan) on Sep 24, 2018 at 11:22pm PDT However, the biggest problem everyone had with the movie was how much of a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' it looked like. But, even if the looks were not unique, at least the marketing for it is. Going to different shows to promote your movie is too mainstream – does anyone even watch TV anymore? So just turn to something everyone probably uses every day. View this post on Instagram à¤à¤° ठहà¥à¤ हम, फिरà¤à¤à¥ मलà¥à¤²à¤¾à¤¹. हम सॠà¤à¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤¦à¤¾ नà¥à¤ à¤à¤¨à¥à¤¸à¤¾à¤¨ à¤à¤¸ धरतॠपॠà¤à¤¹à¥à¤ नहà¥à¤ मिलà¥à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤ªà¤à¥. सà¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤ तॠहमरा दà¥à¤¸à¤°à¤¾ नाम हà¥, à¤à¤° भरà¥à¤¸à¤¾ हमरा à¤à¤¾à¤®. दादॠà¤à¤¸à¤® !!! #ThugsOfHindostan | @yrf | @tohthefilm | @amitabhbachchan | @katrinakaif | @fatimasanashaikh A post shared by Aamir Khan (@_aamirkhan) on Sep 23, 2018 at 10:20pm PDT In case you haven't noticed yet, Google Maps has a little help from Firangi today to help guide people. An animated version of Aamir's character from the movie appears riding a donkey and showing everyone the way. Now, this is what I call an original idea, tbh. So basically, everyone has the option of riding along with Firangi, aka the desi Jack Sparrow, while navigating your way while claiming things like “Chalo bhaiyya, one two three kick maar”. There are some steps for that before, though, but they're quite simple. To activate #FirangiOnGoogleMaps, follow these simple steps on @googlemaps. So let's “1,2,3...quick march”! | @aamir_khan | @GoogleIndia | @TOHTheFilm pic.twitter.com/GmBrmo6uYY — Yash Raj Films (@yrf) November 1, 2018 People are already using this new feature and thoroughly enjoying it. Promotion level: Game changer. Chalo!#TOH #ThugsofHindostan #FirangiOnGoogleMaps — Sai Charan T (@Charan3107) November 1, 2018 Wooow, it's working .ð Now,I m so so so and So happy.ð Thanks @GoogleIndia @googlemaps @aamir_khan @TOHTheFilm #FirangiOnGoogleMaps ðð¦ pic.twitter.com/IC5a8tPM94 — SATYAJEET (@imSatyajeet18) November 1, 2018 A lot of people are surprised it's even working. Waah... Finally Its Working on my Phone ðð𤩠Chalo bhaiya... 1..2 ..3 .. Quick March ð #FirangiOnGoogleMaps Thanks @aamir_khan @TOHTheFilm @yrf ð pic.twitter.com/8xDs3qvwHk — $@M (@SAMTHEBESTEST) November 1, 2018 Very good. This is very good marketing strategy @aamir_khan @yrf ðð #FirangiOnGoogleMaps Millions of people use Google Map #ThugsOfHindostan ð pic.twitter.com/4cgVFHTGhG — â­ιââââ} ƒíɾÉÕ²Öí {ââââιâ­ (@Jammy_PK) November 1, 2018
  17. The Anup Jalota-Jasleen love story has taken a new angle after he got evicted from the 'Bigg Boss 'house. In his recent interviews, he has made some shocking claims about his equation with Jasleen Matharu which has baffled everyone. Anup claims that the relationship between the two was scripted and he was just playing along. © Colors According to his version, he had no idea that Jasleen was playing the 'romantic' angle and he entered the house with the intention of a 'guru-shishya' jodi only. It was only before they entered that he realised that Jasleen had explained their so-called 'romantic' relationship to the makers. He also added that he decided to just play along for her sake and now that he was evicted, he was revealing facts for the world. The strange part is that Jasleen's father also agreed with Anup Jalota in the interview. On the other hand, Shilpa Shinde told Jasleen about what was happening outside which has left her in shock and the viewers in a state of confusion. Jasleen made her dismay and disbelief very clear in last night's episode. No one knows what the reality behind the whole drama is and now we are waiting for Jasleen to come out and clear the air.
  18. Biebs, who hurt you? Yes, we know it was Selena, but we also thought you were really happy with Hailey. But, seriously what life crisis are you going through, Justin? Because nothing, and I mean nothing will ever justify eating a freaking burrito like this- Twitter Why, Justin, why? We need answers! Are you following Amy's mom's advice? Are you trying to be a good girl? So, basically Justin was photographed eating a burrito sideways and the entire Twitter exploded with people sharing their confusion and just not being able to believe that Justin Bieber actually doesn't know how to eat a damn burrito. does....justin bieber not know how... burritos work ? pic.twitter.com/WWKP2ttARe — Ryan Bassil (@ryanbassil) October 25, 2018 It will haunt us all. The way Justin Bieber is eating this burrito will haunt me for the rest of my life. pic.twitter.com/UCZHvD57XF — reilly martin (@reilly_grace) October 25, 2018 It is, apparently. Burrito is the new corn on the cob #JustinBieber pic.twitter.com/PytTbMSzTi — Chazbo (@camelcitychef) October 25, 2018 Wait, he has supporters also. I, for one, applaud Justin Bieber for consuming his burrito like a goddamned freak https://t.co/0iEnXuO9X8 — punga007 (@punga127) October 25, 2018 I'm still angry. justin bieber eating a burrito sideways is why im angry today pic.twitter.com/0dow6LNO02 — cool ghoul (@satansayswassup) October 25, 2018 Can't decide what's worse. This Justin Bieber burrito method is the new George Costanza Snickers with knife and fork. pic.twitter.com/uaz1DUnlUv — Ryan Carver (@CarverInTheRy) October 25, 2018 Apparently, drugs are still better than eating a burrito from the middle. you know what i really defended justin bieber through all the drug rumors but i truly cannot come up with any explanation for why he's eating a burrito this way pic.twitter.com/87t84ipSyJ — Natasha Dye (@natashadye) October 25, 2018 It will be the best one! My new Halloween costume is Justin Bieber eating a sideways burrito in the park pic.twitter.com/ccuItSaUGW — chlotergeist (@chloebryan) October 25, 2018 All of us. Just stared at a picture of Justin Bieber eating a burrito from the middle for five minutes. — Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) October 25, 2018 Can never trust him. Cannot trust Justin Bieber if he is eating burritos like this: @ChicksInTheOff pic.twitter.com/Dl6DSmlEpD — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 25, 2018 Didn't you know that? justin bieber thinks burritos are harmonicas pic.twitter.com/9MsmsTlLvW — ðð��ðððð (@broazay) October 25, 2018 A great contribution to this very important discussion. Justin Bieber has no idea how to eat nachos either pic.twitter.com/lNmXQx3KVt — Brian Koerber (@bkurbs) October 26, 2018 We need answers! Hey @justinbieber, we need answers. Is this really you? And if so, why are you eating a burrito like watermelon? pic.twitter.com/KAaUoVnyAo — Norm Kelly (@norm) October 26, 2018 What is even happening here? If you switch the way Justin Bieber eats burritos and how Michael Bublé eats corn, you have a normal human person pic.twitter.com/I7N5XW7NKO — E'Twaun Paramoore (@Marco_Romo) October 25, 2018
  19. Gone are the days when you need to carry along over-the-head headphones to enjoy a very good quality of music on the go. Wireless earbuds have advanced a lot in the last few years and companies are now focusing on improving battery life as well as output quality. Obviously, for an audiophile, nothing beats a wired pair of headsets that deliver near perfect analogue output. But, when you are travelling and simply need a hands-free for calls, or occasional music while transiting along with great battery life, earbuds will be your best buddies. While core audio product companies have been making them for years, the launch of the AirPods has drastically improved the demand. While AirPods themselves are a perfect pair, they're restricted to the Apple devices. And, it's always great to have options. Here are the top wireless earbuds available in India right now. 1. Apple AirPods: © Apple Apple AirPods carry exactly the same vibe as the iPhone, they are carefully designed and built for the average Joe. They connect to your iPhone seamlessly, as every Apple device does in the ecosystem. The wired earpods are definitely the best in-box earphones we've used, and the AirPods continue the legacy, via a wireless medium. The earbuds deliver up to 2 hours of talk time, 5 hours of music playback, and take just 45 minutes to fully charge. They come fitted with dual beamforming mics, optical sensors, a motion-detecting accelerometer, and a speech detector. The case itself is a portable power bank and can quickly charge your AirPods when not in use. Buy from Amazon.in 2. Samsung Gear IconX: © TheNextWeb While Apple has the AirPods to compliment the iPhone, Samsung too has the IconX to compliment the S-series and N-series. The twist here is, you can use the IconX with any iOS or Android device. The earbuds also come with onboard 4GB storage meaning you can keep your phone aside an go for a run worry-free. The inbuilt accelerometer doubles up as your smart tracker and keeps a note of your steps and pace. The audio quality is on par with all flagship earbuds but these also offer ambient-noise setting via the Gear Manager app. It can stream 7 hours of local music and 5 hours of on-mobile streaming and overall offer much better battery life over the AirPods. Buy from Amazon.in 3. Bose Sound Sport Free: © Bose These are the most comfortable earbuds out there and have a very secure fit. These also come with an IPX4 rating, meaning they are sweat resistant. For the gym, these are definitely most recommended. The sound is perfectly balanced in terms of highs, mids, and lows to give a complete experience. It works with both, Android and iOS and comes with support for digital voice assistants such as Siri or Google Assistant. The mic is also top-notch and calls are crystal clear. The wireless earbuds can last up to 5 hours on a single charge and can be extended with the carry case by an additional 10 hours. Buy from Amazon.in 4. Jabra Elite 65t: © DigitalTrends These are another pair of truly wireless earbuds that sound great, last up to 5 hours on a charge and have a free companion app. They come with IP55 water and dust resistance rating along with a 2-year warranty. Even these are immensely comfortable and connect instantly to your phone. The left bud controls volume and track and the right bud handles answering/ending calls, play/pause and queueing up the digital assistant. The buds feature passive noise-cancelling but slightly miss out on music quality. The charging case provides up to two additional charges, bringing the battery life up to approximately 15 hours. Buy from Amazon.in 5. Sony WF-SP700N: © RTINGS These fit comfortably and sound good for truly wireless headphones in the flagship segment. Built-in noise-cancelling helps muffle ambient sounds and the output can be toggled through various pre-set equalizer modes. An included charging case delivers two additional charges though they have just 3 hours of streaming on a single charge. The Sonys performed decently but aren't great as a headset for making calls. Unlike these, both the AirPods and Jabra earphones deliver sound in both buds when you're making calls. Buy from Amazon.in 6. Anker Z2000 (ZOLO): © Zolo A slightly budget-friendly pair in the premium segment, they come with graphene-enhanced driver technology that has decent music output and an extended battery life of 40-hours, including the case charge. They are built with a sweat resistant casing and a specialized hydrophobic nano-coating and come with super-soft liquid silicone ear tips and jackets. A single button on either earpiece gives you complete control of your music. Buy from Amazon.in 7. Crossbeats Air: © Crossbeats The most pocket-friendly option, they have been built to last and to fit snugly in any ear. They boast 6mm high power drivers that churn out above average music output. Three modes are included- Stereo Mode, Share Mode, and Single Mode. They are IPX5 sweat resistant and perfect for running, jogging, hiking, yoga, exercises, gym, fitness, travelling and etc. They have 3 hours of music streaming capability on a single charge. Buy from Amazon.in
  20. Over a year has gone by since Hollywood biggie Harvey Weinstein was exposed by The New York Times, a monumental day that marked the real beginning of the #MeToo movement. All these women, these survivors have been raising their voices loud and clear - they are ready to be heard. The #MeToo movement's arrival in India earlier this October, has followed in the same footsteps. The uprising has since shaken up our nonchalant society, that has long subdued and ignored the protests of sexual abuse and harassment survivors. The voices are finally being heard in our homeland. © Twitter Don't believe us? You think the movement hasn't caused a stir worth acknowledging and looking out for? Well, to such naysayers, we bring these proofs. A recent report published by The Indian Express shows that the #MeToo tweets in India in the month of October has exceeded US' monthly high. That is, between September 20th and October 19th, 1.2 million #MeToo tweets have come out of India. The report also states that “Twitter saw more #MeToo tweets from India at the month ending October 19 than any single month in the US over the past year”. With India's October #MeToo tweets exceeding US' monthly high, it evidently seems that Indian women have finally launched a movement that will not die anytime soon, and surely not without bringing about a change. © Twitter The uproar has already managed to cause a seismic shift in the country's gender politics and altered the status-quo across the nation in varying degrees. Showing her support towards Tanushree, and placing her faith in the movement's inherent power, Freida Pinto wrote in a Instagram post, "What you have done is monumental and important and it has to shake the very core of a nation and an ideology that for too long has gotten away with heinous crimes against women and where the ugliness of misogyny has dominated the rights and suppressed any voice that has dared to speak up." It seems this time women have sworn to not stop until the culprits are brought to justice, until the power structures are dismantled, and the laws that are meant to protect the wellbeing of the country's citizens, are not bent to serve the powerful and mighty. Actor Richa Chadha seems to be highlighting this aspect of the movement when she told PTI that, "The #MeToo movement isn't going away any time soon. It is here to stay. It is time to make men accountable for their actions and the trauma that is caused to the victims, men or women”. © Twitter Regardless of what the naysayers and fake male feminists try to believe, the winds of change are blowing stronger than ever amidst #MeToo solidarity. The pushback has forced prominent accused such as MJ Akbar, Prashant Jha, Sajid Khan and many others to step down from their positions of power, and step away from their projects and positions, under the public glare. Numerous celebrities, journalists and politicians have also come forward to support the survivors who have spoken up and condemned the culprits. Be it Farhan Akhtar, Hansal Mehta, Priyanka Chopra, or Sandhya Menon and Maneka Gandhi, they have all come in support of the movement. Anurag Kashyap and Akshay Kumar have also condemned and stepped away from projects they had undertaken with Vikas Bahl and Sajid Khan respectively. However, socio-political activist Chanda Asani feels that the movement needs to turn more inclusive, where it can move beyond social media and include the voices of people working on the ground. She further says that "On sexual harassment, I think we are trying to put ourselves in the same rut patriarchy has put us in. It's not just about the body - woman or man's. The power structures need to change”. We hope the tides of #MeToo leave behind a better tomorrow in its wake, not only for the survivors to heal, but for the future generations to live freely in.
  21. It's a good day for the makers, actors, fans and basically, everyone who was anxiously awaiting to know the fate of the second season of the explosive show 'Sacred Games'. The fate of the next season was in a pendulum state after certain individuals associated with the show, were involved in a case of sexual misconduct and harassment. In a recent statement issued by Netflix, it was mentioned that the second season was on and that it would continue to work with directors Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and lead writer Varun Grover. Now that the shoot for the second season will resume, here are five things we are expecting to unravel when the show hits the air again: 1. Trivedi's Fate- Probably one of the most important questions. Is he dead or will he survive after what happened to him? Basically what is that bunker where he was found and why was it there in the first place? 2. The story behind 'Guruji'- Pankaj Tripathi will play a pivotal role in this season and we can't wait to see how he fits into this puzzle of being Gaitonde's 'third father'. © Netflix 3. Gaitonde's Story- His narration is clearly not over, nor is his part of the story. Can't wait to see what more the kingpin has to show us! © Netflix 4. Sartaj's Newfound Confidence- Saif Ali Khan surprised us all with his brilliant performance and now that Sartaj has found the confidence to lead the show, his role will get stronger by the minute, which will be very interesting to witness. © Netflix 5. Bunty's Presence- Jatin Sarna is reprising his role of 'Bunty' which means there is still a storyline attached to his name. We were sad when he died on the show, but we trust the brilliance of the directors to sew his story in a flashback. While you might think reading the book will give you an insight for what to expect, but you forget that Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane know exactly how to keep their viewers hooked. Although we wish we could witness more of 'Kukkoo ka jadoo' as well.
  22. When two UP cops went on an encounter in Sambhal district, they did not just come back with the criminals, they gave the internet a meme-orable term that people won't forget anytime soon. We're talking about the iconic 'Thain Thain' that a cop shouted out as a last resort, when the pistol got jammed during an operation to catch the goons. #WATCH: Police personnel shouts 'thain thain' to scare criminals during an encounter in Sambhal after his revolver got jammed. ASP says, 'words like 'maaro & ghero' are said to create mental pressure on criminals. Cartridges being stuck in revolver is a technical fault'. (12.10) pic.twitter.com/NKyEnPZukh — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 13, 2018 The cop's 'presence of mind' gave him fame and a bravery award recommendation, while also giving the internet a string of hilarious memes. It also gave a YouTuber an idea to replace the word with the gun sounds in 'Counter-Strike'. But most importantly, it gave a bunch of genius people an idea to celebrate Diwali in an eco-friendly way. We're not even close to joking when we say that a group of people are planning to gather in Connaught Place, just to shout 'Thain Thain' to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali. The event is being hosted by 'The Wander Bottle'. Facebook The event page says, "We request you all to mark your presence in Central Park at 5 pm and shout "Thain, Thain" to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali." Honestly, I don't know what's crazier, the fact that there's a legit event page on Facebook or the fact that I am actually contemplating going there to shout 'thain thain'.
  23. Apple Watch has now become the must-have wearable for every iPhone owner. The Apple Watch Series 4 is the latest iteration of Apple's smartwatch line and Apple has not only made it better, but the company has added a few more nifty features that make it the best smartwatch on the planet. The Apple Watch Series 4 has a bigger screen, a thinner case, more accurate sensors and a fresh new design. The AW Series 4 is probably the only smartwatch out there that fulfils everything you expect from a wearable and here's how it managed to impress us. Design & Display Apple Watch series 4 looks notably different from its previous iterations, as Apple has now provided a bigger screen with far fewer bezels. It looks even sexier than ever before and looks more in line with the current generation of iPhones. The near bezel-less display gives more screen real-estate as both models are 30% larger while maintaining the same case size. We got the 44mm model for review and it has a resolution of 448x368 versus the 340x272 display resolution of the AW Series 3. © Apple Thanks to the extra space, the icons for applications are larger, in turn, making it easy to access. Notifications are also easier to read due to the larger text. The brightness on the Apple Watch Series 4 remains unchanged but it still works like a charm even under direct sunlight. My new favourite watch face. https://t.co/NnXWoYrxPg">pic.twitter.com/NnXWoYrxPg — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) https://twitter.com/Bhallanator/status/1054587979207831553?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 23, 2018 © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Series 4 also has a set of exclusive watch faces that have been specifically designed for the larger screens. For example, there is a vapour watch face that has become our favourite out of the lot. The Infograph Modular watch face is also a nifty addition as it enables the user to see more information than ever before. For example, I've set up my Infograph Modular watch face with information such as Weather updates, Multiple time zone clocks, event tracking, activity rings, walkie-talkie, fast calling and Apple Music. You can fire up all of the apps right from the Series 4 without ever opening the Apps scroller. The cool bit is that another Infograph watch is capable of showing 8 complications and you can customise each complication to your liking. Features: Health & Other Cool Stuff Apple has been consistently improving the various health apps and has now added a bunch of other cool features to make Apple Watch a must-have device. The new Apple Watch now has an atrial fibrillation feature, which means it will alert you when you experience five or more irregular heartbeat rhythms. This feature is not exclusive to Apple Watch Series 4 but has rather come as an update via WatchOS 5. © Apple The new ECG app is available exclusively on the Apple Watch Series 4, however, it is currently not available to use due to pending approvals from various Governments. Just so you know, it works using electrodes on the back that is in the sapphire crystal-and-ceramic back and even the Digital Crown. Both the irregular heart rhythm detection feature and the ECG app will come via an update later this year. When it comes to fitness tracking, the Apple Watch has always been accurate in terms of keeping tabs on your steps, active heart rate and exercises. The new Apple Watch can now detect exercises automatically, a feature I've always wanted. For example, there have been times when I've started running on the treadmill and forgot to turn on the tracking and lost all my data about calories burnt and steps. Now, the Apple Watch will automatically detect me running on the treadmill and will even grant retro credit from before. As usual, everything gets collated in the Activity app on your phone, where it's laid out in an easy-to-understand interface. There are other new features such as challenging friends to activity competitions that last up to a week. It can track in metrics such as cadence and rolling miles. The workout app now has new modes that it can track such as Yoga and Hiking. GPS Or Cellular? © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla We got the Cellular variant for review and we can confidently say that the reception has improved a lot when compared to its predecessor. The voice quality is crystal clear and since the AW Series 4 have been outfitted with louder and clearer speakers, it makes it easier to converse, even when you are in a crowded area. However, if you are the kind of person who always has his/her iPhone around you, we would recommend you buy the GPS version. The cellular variant costs Rs. 49,900 (40mm), while the Series 4 Cellular edition 44mm with aluminium case costs Rs. 52,900. The GPS model costs Rs 40,900 for the 40mm variant and Rs. 43,900 for the larger model which makes more sense, if you don't need the cellular feature. What We Didn't Like © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla As usual, the battery life remains unchanged on the new Apple Watch as it would not last longer than 19 hours for us. We used the AW Series 4 for tracking steps, swim workouts, checking emails and sending messages. We even used Siri to set up a few reminders and ask for directions while we were walking to finds a restaurant. It managed to survive the entire day and evening and finally gave up at around 11:00 PM. We would have loved to see some improvement in battery life but that remains to be seen. The Final Say The Apple Watch Series 4 is probably the only smartwatch out there that can do things effectively. It works as an effective activity tracker and can also end up saving your life one-day thanks to the various health features. It looks sexy and snug on the wrist and has an updated design that makes it stand out from the rest. If you are an iPhone user, this is a must-have wearable that will make your life easier in more than one way. It is and will remain the best smartwatch on the planet for the rest of the year.
  24. Its been a couple of months since Google officially released the Android Pie update, and we are finally seeing new phones launch with the latest OS out of the box. Many phone makers have also started rolling out the new update over the air, and even more devices are expected to get it in the coming weeks. While the Pixel phones are among the first to receive the OS update, many makers who've tied up with Google's Android One initiative have started rolling out the update for their devices. Android One has been popular for two reasons, firstly the stock Android experience and secondly quick update release. Here's a list of devices that are available for purchase in India right now and run the Android Pie update out of the box or via an OTA release. 1. The Pixel Family: © MensXP The Pixel lineup is obvious to get the Android Pie update first, the direct software release from Google is one of the prime fortes for the phones. Android Pie is extremely refined and smooth on the all the Pixel phones, and the Pixel 3 takes it to another level with its added chest of features. The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch panel while the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.2-inch display, both are AMOLED. The duo is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC along with 4GB RAM. While the camera hasn't been bumped in terms of hardware, Google has massively improved the software processing onboard, churning out the best in class pictures. 2. OnePlus 6: © MensXP OnePlus has been exceptionally fast in releasing the Android Pie update, it's even faster than a majority of Android One devices out there. Even though the phone runs on a customised OxygenOS skin, the company has managed to create a record for itself. It sports a 6.28-inch AMOLED display delivering punchy colours and on point viewing angles. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC and is the perfect all-rounder one can buy. The dual camera setup on the rear is decent, the design is premium and the software experience is top-notch. For the price, you definitely don't need to look anywhere else. Buy from Amazon 3. Nokia 7 Plus: © MensXP This phone is undoubtedly one of the best midrange phones to release this year. Carrying on the legacy of Nokia, the design is extremely solid and the phone works like a charm. It is a part of Google's Android One initiative and sure to release updates very quickly in the future as well. Boasting a 6-inch display, it is powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC along with 4GB RAM. The rear has a 12+13-megapixel dual camera setup while the front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3800mAh battery that charges via USB-C. Buy from Flipkart 4. Xiaomi Mi A2: © Instagram Xiaomi has started rolling out the update via a beta channel and is expected to roll out the update in the coming weeks. The phone is a part of the Android One program and the company is working hard to bring the new OS as soon as possible. The phone has been trending since launch, thanks to its aggressive pricing. It sports a 6-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC along with 4GB RAM in the base variant. The back has a 12+20-megapixel dual camera setup while the front has a 20-megapixel selfie snapper. Running the phone is a 3000mAh battery that charges via USB-C. Buy from Amazon 5. Nokia 6.1 Plus: © MensXP After pushing out the update on the 7 Plus, this device is next on the list in terms of priority. Even the Nokia 5.1 Plus is expected to get the update by the end of this year. The phone has a 5.8-inch display and is backed by a Snapdragon 636 SoC along with 4GB RAM in the base variant. It has a 16+5-megapixel camera on the back while the front has a 16-megapixel selfie snapper. Powering these internals is a 3000mAh battery that charges via USB-C. Buy from Flipkart 6. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro: © MensXP This is the first ASUS phone to ditch ZenUI in favour of a new stock Android experience. It isn't a part of the Android One program, but ASUS has ensured that the UI is minimally tweaked to ensure quick update delivery. At launch, ASUS also promised software support till Android Q. The phone has a 6-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC along with 3GB RAM in the base variant. The back has a 13+5-megapixel dual camera setup while the front has an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone is backed by a massive 5000mAh battery. Buy from Flipkart 7. Moto G6 series: © BCCL The complete Moto G6 series, including the Play and Plus, is scheduled to get the update soon in the coming months. Moto brand was among the first to bring a stock Android experience to the country, even before Pixel existed. Unfortunately, the series isn't a part of the Android One program, but Moto has assured a timely update delivery. The G6 has a 5.7-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC along with 3GB RAM in the base variant. The rear has a 12+5-megapixel camera set up while the front has an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3000mAh battery that charges via USB-C. Buy from Flipkart
  25. In 1968, American poet and activist, Muriel Rukeyser was quoted asking a very pertinent question- "what would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open". The relevance of this quote today is unimaginable, with regard to the #MeToo movement. Women have been stepping out from years of sexual abuse and harassment and speaking boldly about facts they've been ruminating over, for ages now and that's what has made this movement powerful. Their previously unheard voices. © Twitter But we mustn't mistake this movement to be concentric to the urban elite or the upper middle class or the rich and the famous. Although, yes, the genesis was from Hollywood and it rippled all the way to Bollywood, it has also impacted smaller circles, cities and small town as well. Over the last couple of weeks, we've seen women bravely speak out against men with positions of power and take the storm head on. But there have also been women amidst us, who've spoken up against their not-so-known perpetrators, in the same capacity as the women who've spoken about prominent figures in society and it's their story too. What I am getting at is, the #MeToo movement might have been a wake-up call for the rich and the famous but the phenomenon hasn't stopped there and it has surely trickled down and made its way through the urban divide as well. © Twitter To classify #MeToo as a movement just for celebrities and figureheads is entirely unfair. Smaller fractions of society are feeling the heavy weight of the movement upon them too and women have come together to stand up for one another. Even though the movement is running parallel in two strata's of society, a lot of similarities in understanding and responding to the movement can be seen. The most obvious one is most men being in denial vicariously and unapologetically. © Twitter Another similarity to observe here is the fact that women are unanimously polarising the effect of the movement in a very concerted way, to say the least. Men and women alike are heading in a direction that I would like to call as the 'new world gender order', or at least the brink of it. No, I am not talking about any totalitarian government but a unique and precise gender identity that's taking precedence now. Gender roles are more defined, regardless of caste and creed. And it's only possible because an entire country is marching up and confronting the movement head-on, and not just a single strata of society. © Twitter According to a visualisation of the Google trends data, which shows the top cities searching for the #MeToo movement around the world, India tops the list. It's actually true. I don't know if it's because we're a heavily populated country and the search for these cases is more prevalent here or because patriarchy and basic conditioning is so deep-rooted in our upbringing, that everyone relates to the movement more substantially. NASA actually captured an image, as they did of India on Diwali, showing India as most lit up on the entire globe, corroborating the reach and the momentum of the movement, so to speak. Surprisingly though, Google hasn't listed Delhi, Bengaluru or Mumbai as the cities that are searching for #Metoo movement online, but you'll see Chicalim in Goa, Bhusawal in Maharashtra, Zirakpur in Punjab and Bhanwreli in Chattisgarh topping the search. While the movement is in full flow in bigger cities, smaller towns are actively trying to contribute to the movement too, by reading up as much of it, as they can on it. Statistically, rapes and cases of sexual harassment and assault are more prevalent in smaller towns and villages and this is the best piece of education the internet can impart, to women especially, who are subjugated to these crimes in the past, or the present and want to be heard. © Twitter Having said that, women in bigger cities, working in regular 9-5 jobs are also getting together and calling men out for their behaviour. They're forming smaller groups to fight for the movement together to bring the perpetrators out in the open. So, to be fair, calling the movement a movement for the 'privileged' is absolutely unfair. Anyone who has a voice can come forth and talk about their story, openly while knowing the consequences of openly talking about it, will always favour anyone who decides to do it.