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  1. It is widely believed that art mirrors reality, but sometimes reality is fancier than fiction. Volodymyr Zelensky is a very famous businessman, producer and a stand-up comedian in Ukraine. In fact, he is known for playing the role of a president in a famous show there as well. It's called 'Servant Of The People'. © Twitter Now you'd wonder what is intriguing or interesting about playing a president on a show? Well, that's because Mr Volodymyr is now the President of Ukraine for real. He landed a straight landslide victory for himself after he ran for the post with, mind you, literally no prior political exposure. In March last year, he launched a party called 'Servant Of The People' and in December he filed and announced his candidacy for the 2019 elections. © Twitter His anti-corruption and anti-establishment philosophy resonates with the people of the country. Social media is abuzz with this bizarre yet wonderful coincidence. How appropriate that a comedian joins the world comedy show called POLITICS. A planet full of ill informed, self centred, egocentric leaders. We finally have someone that is an expert in their field that takes on the head job! #Ukraine #UkraineElections #politicsexplained https://t.co/geddnuDuiv — Ezel Hikmet (@EHikmet) April 22, 2019 What an interesting world we live in. Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy played the role on TV before taking the top job#geopolitics #UkraineElections https://t.co/pH2K4dYS3z via @abcnews — ð§ð²ð»ð°ðð´ no more Coalition ð¦ðº (@Absurd_Penguin) April 22, 2019 I have no problem with a comedian becoming a politician and world leader. Comedians on the whole are intelligent and are skilled at “thinking outside the box” #UkraineElections — Steve (@SteveSkipper) April 22, 2019 The world is sure evolving in terms of change in rational thinking, where traditional perceptions about electing leaders with a political history is being discarded to get new faces on board.
  2. While we're going to witness the end of an era soon, we're actually waiting with bated breath for the Game Of Thrones finale to hit our screens on the 14th of April 2019. It's true we've formed our true and personal association with every character and sometimes in our head, we think "what would Jon Snow do if he was in my place?" Well, maybe it's not that intense but it's true the characters have grown on us in some way or the other. © HBO While we take away the betrayals, the plot line, the relationships, the wars and what not, let's also soak in some girl power from the show. What I mean is, some fantastic women actors have played very relatable and beautiful roles in the series and if we don't mention them, then there's really no point in watching GoT at all. They're brave, independent, storytellers, who have their own reasons to pull off each and every action, through the dilemma they face. Does it ever make you wonder though, what if they were someone you'd want to date? © HBO The character sketches of the women in GoT all have powerful elements hidden away and I bet sometimes, apart from the physicality, you wish you had someone who could maybe cast spells or be an absolute kink in bed, or always aim big in life! So, here are 7 women from GoT every man wants to find in the real world because they're absolutely fascinating: (1) Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi © HBO "When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me" Dany, as she's popularly called by her family is an actually a storm born, whose stubborn nature gets her what she wills, most times. She's ruthless with her goals but gentle in her approach and shows empathy at the right places. She's the kinda queen who'd rule your heart while ruling the world, and you'd never tire from the adventures she takes you on. Besides, she'd have great control over dragons and she can save you in case your house catches fire. (2) Cersei Lannister © HBO "Tears aren't a woman's only weapon. The best one is between her legs" She's conniving and sharp and no one can challenge her scheme of things or even her brain for that matter. She's sharp and sometimes that gets the better of her, but if you do end up with someone like Cersei, know for sure she's born to be a mother and will protect your kids from any sort of evil that looms around them. Just don't egg her on to give you tears of Lys and end your life. Other than that, she'll definitely find a way to make anything you wish for, possible, as she's one of the strongest women in GoT. We all love strong women, don't we? (3) Melisandre © HBO "The night is dark and full of terrors, old man, but the fire burns them all away." The 'Red Priestess' is quite fascinating to be with. She has this deep seeded darkness that you have to dissect for your own good and trust me, once you do, she'll always resurrect you from the dead! The woman can cast spells, bring back someone from the dead and perform some highly kinky and dark magic voodoo in bed! Apart from that, she does have a brighter side to her once she realises the mistakes she has made and she'll go through any length to try and rectify those mistakes. So, if you do happen to meet someone dark and enchanting, keep her happy is all. (4) Yara Greyjoy © HBO "Anything with a c**k is easy to fool" Tough, righteous and an iron-willed woman, Yara isn't easily fooled and she'll probably need a man who can match up to her innate strength as a leader. Although she prefers the same ***, she's not at all averse to men who recognise women for who they really are. So, if you're looking for a strong independent woman who actually has a mind of her own and can single headedly direct the iron fleet, she's your woman! (5) Ellaria Sand © HBO "It's always changing, who we're supposed to love and who we're not. The only thing that stays the same is that we want who we want". This woman is full of raw passion and does what her heart desires. She loves passionately and will go to any lengths to protect her lover. Clever and tranquil, Ellaria is your favourite fantasy girl, you've always wished you had but couldn't find. She's not opposed to threesomes, open relationships or even orgies for that matter and she will never let go of you, once she's absolutely yours. Ugh, the world isn't full of Ellaria's anymore! (6) Missandei © HBO "All men fear death" Missandei is the prudish beauty you can easily get mesmerised by. You'll fall in love with her instantly because she's beautiful and she's very loyal. If a woman is loyal and wise, there is really nothing else you need now, do you? Hard working, dedicated and a loyalist, this woman will surely understand all your needs and wants and love you for whoever you are (like she loved the unsullied!) So, here are the 6 most eligible women in 'Game of Thrones who'd best suit your preference'. If you go about looking for these characteristics in women in your city, you may just find a mix and match of everything, as everyone has one unique character you can absolutely relate to. So, what're you waiting for? Go get her!
  3. The fitness industry has always been dominated by fads and myths. Whenever people hear something new, they themselves start adding their own beliefs to it and which ultimately becomes a trend. The latest to join this trend is a Gluten-free diet. I am sure 5 years back hardly anyone of us had even heard this name, 'gluten sensitivity'. However, today you will find people discussing that they have eliminated all the gluten from their diet. They would argue that gluten is bad for their body and they have seen drastic results since they left consuming gluten foods. However, the only gain that I can see is for the people who manufacture the gluten-free products. Read on to know more. However, the aggressive marketing campaign of companies that produce gluten-free products and the general misconception amongst people has led to a time that even a healthy and fit person is choosing a gluten-free product to stay on the safer side. Suddenly, gluten is being portrayed as some kind of an enemy and that you need to stay away from gluten in general. Gluten & Gluten Intolerance Gluten is nothing but a naturally occurring protein found in wheat and wheat products. It is also used in baking as it helps the dough to rise and adds to the viscosity. If you look at the above statement, you must be wondering that "it doesn't sound like something bad to me then why people are afraid of it?" Well, in general, you don't have to be. Not more than one per cent of the world's population suffers from Gluten intolerance or celiac disease. © Getty Images People who suffer from gluten sensitivity cannot digest gluten and can get symptoms like diarrhoea, skin rashes, fatigue, headache etc. Now before you diagnose yourself of having a celiac disease by yourself, let me inform you that there is a test available in the labs and you can get yourself tested before you claim to be gluten sensitive. It is not a mosquito bite that you can diagnose on your own by looking at it. I've seen people diagnosing themselves of having gluten sensitivity because they suffer from poor digestion and constipation. Though the reason could be lack of enough fibre in their diet they still leave gluten. Not because they are gluten sensitive but more because its in trend and sounds cool to be on a gluten-free diet. The Gluten-Free Campaign If you notice, there hasn't been any significant rise in the population that suffers from gluten sensitivity statistically. The only significant rise I can see is in the profit margins of the companies that produce these gluten-free products. Since people are demanding more gluten-free products, these manufacturers are offering various varieties to meet the demand. Well, at least the genuine one per cent who actually suffer from celiac disease have surely benefitted from this as they now have more choices available to them when they visit a grocery store. All thanks to the people who are self-diagnosing their gluten sensitivity. © Getty Images Gluten-Free Products Majority of the gluten-free products contain some form of additives to have the same level of viscosity and taste. They are loaded with synthetic sugars or fats making them a bag full of extra calories. You just buy a product when you see the words 'Gluten-Free' in the bold. However, what you don't see is the extra additives that these products contain. For example, when you choose a gluten-free biscuit from a store, it might contain more number of calories than a regular biscuit that has gluten. Now if you aren't really a gluten sensitive person, it doesn't make any sense to spend more for a product that has unnecessary loaded calories with no extra benefit to your health. Be Smart Don't just follow the fads and trends blindly, that's all I am asking you to do. If someone says that he has given up gluten and seen drastic changes, he might be genuinely suffering from celiac disease. It doesn't mean that you too have to give up gluten to experience the same changes in your body. Every individual is different and so is the solution for the individual problem. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  4. 2018 was a great year for influencer marketing. A lot of accounts across different platforms like YouTube, Instagram saw exponential growth. Heck, even the Undertaker is an influencer now. Naturally, a lot of millennial decided to cash in on the growth and make money from modelling, blogging, and vlogging. But have you ever imagined what would happen if these platforms seize to exist or your account gets randomly shut down someday? Well, you can ask the influencer 'Jessy Taylor'. Or just watch her YouTube video in which she's pouring out about getting her account mysteriously deleted from Instagram. The young star, who managed to rack up an impressive 113,000 followers by the time her account got deleted, starts off her video in tears. She's explaining that her old Instagram account got mysteriously deleted. “I'm in the middle of editing and my Instagram account got deleted. I've tried to get it back, I'm calling everyone I can,” she said. It appears as though her account was taken down after people reported her on the platform. “I'm nothing without my following,” says Jessy, who moved to LA to become famous on the platform. View this post on Instagram My old acct was deleted A post shared by Jessy taylor (@duhitsjessy) on Apr 5, 2019 at 3:16pm PDT She went on to rant about the fact that she now has to get a regular nine-to-five job, which is not something that she's planning on doing. She said, “I want to say to everybody that's reporting me: Think twice because you're ruining my life, because I make all of my money online, all of it and I don't want to lose that. I know people like to see me be down and be like them and the ninety percenters - the people who work nine-to-five - that is not me. I am in LA to not be like that.“ Jessy's video went somewhat viral on the internet racking up over 455,000 views. The video, however, has just over 700 likes against 10,000 dislikes. So it's safe to say that people aren't particularly happy with the outburst. BTW, Jessy is back on Instagram now, she now has just over 7,000 followers.
  5. Who says karma doesn't strike back? When it has to, it comes back full circle making sure we're aware and wary of its existence. This is exactly what happened at South Africa's Kruger National Park a few days ago, when a poacher was poached by the animals of the wildlife reserve. A suspected Rhino poacher was believed to have been 'suddenly' attacked by elephants where he died and later his remains were eaten by lions. As tragic and astounding as it sounds, it was certainly a relief to know the animals were safe and sound and that they've finally learnt to take care of themselves amidst poachers. #sapsMP Komatipoort: A human skull found in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is believed to be that of a man reportedly killed by an elephant while poaching with his accomplices on 01/04; duo arrested, rifles & ammo seized. MEhttps://t.co/XXsXpJqTjA pic.twitter.com/4Oye38Eddh — SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) 6 April 2019 © Twitter The man entered the park with four other men, carrying arms and ammunition, in all probability to hunt and poach Rhinos, one of the most endangered species in existence today. The police said the man was suddenly attacked by an elephant, after which his accomplices claimed to have left his body on the road so that passers-by could find it, while they ran away from the park. When his family found out about his death, they urged the park to carry forth a search for him. While they'd been searching a few days, they didn't find his body but with the help of some additional field rangers, they discovered what was left of the man. By the looks of it, a pride of lions had devoured the man and left just his skull and his trousers as evidence. "Indications found at the scene suggested that a pride of lions had devoured the remains leaving only a human skull and a pair of pants," the police told a popular international publication. © Twitter Even though the man was out on an illegal hunt, this has to be one of the most tragic ways to die. With absolutely no trace whatsoever. But then again, that's how animals die too. Except their traces are sold in the market at a high price. This incident can be looked at with utmost grief, or with profound satisfaction about the fact that nature does answer back, if its peace is trespassed upon. Especially when you have to be that foolish to trespass barefoot inside a jungle. © Twitter "Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise, it holds many dangers and this incident is evidence of that. It is very sad to see the daughters of the deceased mourning the loss of their father, and worse still, only being able to recover very little of his remains." Said Glenn Philips, the managing executive of Kruger National Park, while he extended his condolences towards the trespasser's family. © Twitter The rest of the individuals who'd escaped the park were arrested shortly after the man died in the park. There have been many instances of Rhino poaching before. Rhinos are poached for their horns as it's believed the horns have medicinal properties and they act as an aphrodisiac, making it more valuable than cocaine in the world. All we can hope is that this is a strong message for all the poachers who infringe upon personal boundaries and poach animals with little or no remorse. Next time, maybe they'll think thrice?
  6. The countdown for 'Avengers: Endgame' has already begun and Joe Russo's recent India visit has been quite eventful and only added to the insane buzz that is surrounding the finale that everyone is dying to watch. During his interaction with the media and fans, Joe Russo revealed many unknown facts and information around the movie franchise. Interestingly, he revealed that 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' had a connection with our beloved Rajinikanth. Apparently, he was inspired by Rajnikanth's 'Robot' for a sequence in the Avengers movie. “Robot almost influenced the climatic moments in Avengers: Age of Ultron [which was directed by Joss Whedon]. In one of the final scenes, all the Ultrons were supposed to form a large Ultron and Avengers were set to fight that but the sequence got cut for time. It was this close. It was inspired directly by Robot." He also revealed that he is aware of the 'Dabangg' franchise and if he had to choose Bollywood actors for acting in his superhero movies, he'd pick Salman Khan and Rajinikanth any day. Well, there is a reason why we call him the 'Thalaiva' and the fact that even Joe Russo is inspired by the legend, it's proof enough that he is a real life super hero for everyone . 'Avengers: Endgame' is releasing on 26th April so get ready for the madness to unleash.
  7. The past year for the Real Madrid F.C. has been a real struggle. Starting with Cristiano Ronaldo's exit from the roster for Juventus back in July 2018 for a massive €100 million contract, Los Blancos found themselves in one of the biggest slumps of their entire history as they lost rather badly to Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (AFC Ajax) in the Round of 16 matchup of the Champions League in a 1-4 (3-5 on aggregate) goals defeat. After the massive upset, the team's management has decided to start afresh after firing Santiago Solari, the pride of Argentine football under whose interim reign, Real Madrid saw very little to no improvement. Bringing back Zinedine Zidane to head the city to the glory it had seen during the three seasons he was the manager there, team president Florentino Pérez Rodríguez is now aiming to upgrade Los Blancos' home-ground. For days now, Real Madrid F.C. have been boasting about their plans to give Santiago Bernabéu, a giant and high-tech facelift. ðð Take a look at the plans for the new Santiago Bernabéu! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/ntXWHidlaa — Real Madrid C.F. ð¬ð§ðºð¸ (@realmadriden) April 2, 2019 According to TOI, the ameliorating will take about four years to complete with the stadium being fully functional by 2023. The new features will include a retractable roof, a titanium outside wall, along with a 360-degree scoreboard. In order to increase revenue generation out of the new customisations, the pedestrian areas will be installed with a huge megastore, multiple restaurants and bars, and also a museum dedicated to the stars and moments of the club. "We want this to be a great digital stadium of the future, and it will be paid for by the income its renovation will provide," said Perez. "And it will make Real Madrid more competitive at a time when the footballing landscape is becoming ever less certain." What is rather odd about the plans, however, is that the project which is going to set Perez's bank account back by € 525 million approximately, does not include any ideas of increasing the seating capacity of Bernabéu by a single chair. Real's rivals, Barcelona F.C., on the other hand, are amidst an upgradation of Camp Nou's capacity from 99,000 to 105,000 and will be good to go by 2023 as well.
  8. 1st April a.k.a April Fool's Day has always been the day on which all brands try to put their best foot forward and lie to us for the sake of, well, comedy. You definitely shouldn't be believing what you see or hear on April Fool's day, but it's also the day that brings out the best in the tech space. Well, 2019 was no exception, and we got to see a lot of interesting stuff from big name companies. But here are the best April Fool's Day pranks, which we wish actually real: 1. Notifications That Literally Follow! Duolingo's pesky notifications bugging you every day to take your language test can get super annoying, which is why we're sure you end up ignoring them. But this April fool's day, the company took a step further by introducing the idea of having a large green owl appear in real life and follow you around to remind you to practice your language lessons. Heck, they even come in three modes - encouraging, disappointed, or passive aggressive - and it's downright hilarious. Check it out - 2. A Smart Assistant For Gaming? Sure. Nvidia also took it a step further by announcing a GeForce RTX smart assistant called R.O.N. The company claims it can give you cool tips when you play games like Apex Legends, telling you to hide, etc. R.O.N. can also use its brains to leave comments on sites like Reddit and Twitch for you. But be careful, R.O.N. can become a serious troll. The best part, however, has got to be the device itself, which throws a really cool holograph. Check it out - 3. RGB CPU, Anyone? Newegg's new CPU for April Fool's day makes us wonder - “How much RGB is too much RGB?” Seriously, the company showcased an RGB CPU for people who just can't have enough RGB in their life. It costs a hefty $4,999.99, and it comes with a whopping 100 cores and 200 threads. Its base clock is a supposed 1.4 Petahertz and overclock, well, if you overclock it, Newegg says you “might create a small black hole inside your CPU.” It's not something that we want, because the CPU will anyway be tucked inside a cooler, but it's a hilarious idea. Check it out here - 4. Do You Like Cup Noodles? Yes, that's what HyperX and Nissin came up with. Needs no explanation we suppose? They even claim that you can detach the fork and slurp some noodles while gaming. Sounds just about right. © HyperX - Noodles 5. Like Sharing Your Music? If you don't like HyperX's idea, then how about something more practical? Like this Jabra Earbud(dy) headphones, with which you can share the music that you're listening to. It apparently comes with an ultra-light headband that can be extended “seamlessly to accommodate the perfect fit for every pair of buddies.” © Jabra 6. An App Find Your Lost LEGO Bricks? LEGO's “Find My Brick”, as the name suggests, is a parody of Apple's Find My iPhone app. It will help you find your bricks for you in a pile of miscellaneous blocks. Image how simple your life would be with such an app, and that's exactly why we think this should actually be real. The long search is finally over... ð± #FindMyBrick pic.twitter.com/3yBIPJ2OPk — LEGO (@LEGO_Group) April 1, 2019 Well, that wraps our list of April Fool's pranks. Of course, there were countless other pranks by the likes of OnePlus, Razer, Tinder, etc., but these are the ones which we truly wished existed in real life, especially the Nvidia R.O.N. and LEGO app.
  9. "He is legend", "Sadi ka Mahanayak", "Star of the Millenium"...by now we're sure you know who we are talking about. If you still didn't get it, then ladies and gentlemen, that's Amitabh Bachchan for you. In case you're thinking why are we suddenly fanboying over Mr. Bachchan, then well, these are not our words. This is what actor Tyrese Gibson said in his huge AF fan post on Big B. View this post on Instagram â ::..... When God is about to bless you he will stress you, beat you down publicly and privately and force to submit and surrender your heart to him... God is a jealous God.. If he finds that YOU are giving YOURSELF ( self consumed EGO ) or everyone or everything the love and respect that ONLY HE DESERVES he will strip it all away and FORCE you to focus on HIM...... That's what happened to me... I believe it.... Those friends I talked to 10 times a day instead of HIM..??? Gone.... That money that I got caught up in...... Faded.... I dropped to my knees with tears in my eyes and asked why so many back to back to back heartaches?..... Please make it stop raining, please restore my heart, my mind, my marriage, my finances, my vision......... I surrendered and like that pow!!!!!! Everything changed........ I repeat EVERYTHING CHANGED...... Wrapped my first movie of the year #BlackAndBlue directed by @DeonTaylor w/ Oscar Nominee @naomieharris - The life story of Teddy Pendergrass Warner Bros, #Morbius 3 picture deal at Marvel Studios/Sony - Celebrity Grand Prix #MGM w/ legend Mark Burnett and #Fast9 shooting in June! More deals to be announced soon enough..... Believe me when I says.... People and opportunities are resources ONLY GOD is your #SOURCE....... My #TEST is and had became my #TESTIMONY........ From a state of confusion to now uploading Instagram post from Mumbai India where I'm here for business no play play........ To GOD BE ALL THE GLORY............ I thank God everyday for my wife and Perdue men and women of GOD that prayer for covering in his blood cause our marriage came under attack before we even had a chance to get out of our honeymoon phase and she stood by my side and loved me through it all.... And gave me a beautiful daughter......: Where ever you are and whatever you are going through stay encouraged I hope at least one person out there will read this and decided to NOT give up...... If you agree say AMEN!!! It's 10:30pm here in Mumbai India... It's my winning season!!!!! #VoltronEnterprisesLLC ... Gn A post shared by TYRESE (@tyrese) on Mar 25, 2019 at 9:39am PDT The 'Fast and Furious' and 'Transformers' actor was recently in India, travelling around the streets of Mumbai and among the various posts from his trip, there was this 'Big B appreciation post' that caught everyone's attention. Gibson is a huge fan of Amitabh Bachchan as we already know it by now, and he even wanted to meet him and shake his hand. View this post on Instagram à¤à¤ªà¤à¥ à¤à¤¹à¤¨à¥ पॠ, दिल à¤à¥ à¤à¤¼à¤°à¥à¤¬ à¤à¤ªà¤à¤¾ तà¥à¤¹à¤«à¤¼à¤¾ पहन लिया नाम पता à¤à¥à¤¹à¤°à¤¾ न दिà¤à¤¾, न सहॠ; à¤à¤¸ लाल रà¤à¤ à¤à¥ दमठनॠतॠà¤à¥à¤à¤ लिया मà¥à¤°à¤¾ हिया ! A post shared by Amitabh Bachchan (@amitabhbachchan) on Jan 9, 2019 at 9:14am PST Calling him a legend, he wrote "I hope and pray that I get to meet and greet and shake his hand before I leave INDIA!!!! Yes ladies and gentlemen he is legend!!! Over 190 BOLLYWOOD movies.... He is @AmitabhBachchan for my followers you ask who is he?" He further wrote, "He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India's "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Sadi ka Mahanayak (Hindi for, "Greatest actor of the century"), Star of the Millennium, or Big B he has since appeared in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades." View this post on Instagram I hope and pray that I get to meet and greet and shake his hand before I leave INDIA!!!! Yes ladies and gentlemen he is legend!!! Over 190 BOLLYWOOD movies.... He is @AmitabhBachchan for my followers you ask who is he? He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India's "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Sadi ka Mahanayak (Hindi for, "Greatest actor of the century"), Star of the Millennium, or Big B he has since appeared in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema. So total was his dominance on the Indian movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director François Truffaut called him a "one-man industry.... I would be honored to meet you sir I'm here for a few more days.....: Text him, call him, I'm here let's do this!!! ( what other Bollywood actors should I meet while I'm here please tag them below!!! Good vibes and energy!!! A post shared by TYRESE (@tyrese) on Mar 24, 2019 at 7:04pm PDT "Amitabh Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema. So total was his dominance on the Indian movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director Francois Truffaut called him a one-man industry. I would be honoured to meet you Sir," he added. We wonder what Amitabh Bachchan has to say about this post and Gibson's love for him. On the work front, he was last seen in 'Badla' and is now gearing up for his upcoming movie 'Brahmastra' that also stars Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.
  10. Bollywood has given us a new obsession – sneakers. From Ranveer Singh to the evergreen Anil Kapoor, everyone is tuned into the sneaker fetish. And common folks like us are forever trying to hunt down budget-friendly yet fancy alternates of this celebrity style. Celebrities shell out big bucks to flaunt the wackiest pair of sneakers (read Ranveer Singh) and when we mimic their wacky choices by our cheaper options, we break the cardinal rule of fashion – comfort before style. Running around the whole day in a stylish but uncomfortable pair of shoes will definitely grab you some eyeballs but at the cost of your health, and that's something none of us wants. Therefore, introducing the lifesaver for us sneakerheads, the Trigenic collection by Clarks. View this post on Instagram A dynamic shoe for a dynamic lifestyle. Tri Verve Lace. #Trigenic #ClarksforLife #Comfort #Wellbeing #Movement A post shared by Clarks Shoes (@clarksshoes) on Mar 20, 2019 at 5:49am PDT After months of browsing through different shoe brands for the classic comfort fit that came with a dash of style, I came across Clarks - my one-stop destination for life-changing sneakers. Even though that might have been a bit of an exaggeration, these comfort-packed sneakers deserve it all. The Tri Verve from Trigenic SS19 collection boasts of an engineered design that is inspired by a sporty aesthetic. It uses biomechanics to ensure that the shoes are a natural fit and for all us clumsy folks, it ensures that we stay balanced on the ground. The shoes absorb the shock with every step we take. View this post on Instagram GIVEAWAY: Olive or Black? Comment ð¸ for Olive or ð¦ for Black and we will choose one lucky winner at random to win a pair! You must be following @clarksshoes for your entry to count. Winner announced Monday. #Trigenic #ClarksforLife #Comfort #Wellbeing #Movement A post shared by Clarks Shoes (@clarksshoes) on Mar 23, 2019 at 6:08am PDT Balancing the sense of comfort with style, they essentially focus on bringing together four principles : Ergonomic Fit – Considered ergonomics create the perfect asymmetric fit that respects the shape of your foot. Responsive Cushioning – Premium materials deliver unrivalled underfoot cushioning and contoured fit. Engineered Deconstruction – Super-soft, flexible uppers provide a glove-like fit, taking a natural movement to a new level. Targeted Flex Points – Biomechanics respect and optimize the foot's natural motion with targeted flex points. Stand out. Sometimes it's about going against the flow. Tri Verve Lace https://t.co/g1fKQGJBLWhttps://t.co/CRXLOXPHbE#Trigenic #ClarksforLife #Comfort pic.twitter.com/9onV4G8jPr — Clarks Shoes (@clarksshoes) March 20, 2019 Taking athleisure to another level, these classic designs are given a moccasin construction to create a style statement. And boy, we are sold on this idea! You can browse through their entire collection here and add tons of new (actually comfortable ) sneakers to your collection that #MovesYouNaturally.
  11. Manohar Parrikar, Goa's late CM, was laid to rest last evening with complete state honours, and in the presence of his family, party members and thousands of Goans, who had gathered to bid adieu to “Goa's son”. © Twitter From his colleagues, to the people of the state he worked for and even the opposition leaders, everybody has stepped forward to recall Parrikar's relentless efforts and goodwill not only for his state Goa, but also for the society and nation at large. On Monday, the ex-Defence Minister's friends reminisced about their humble mate Manohar, who always seemed like a born leader to them even when they were a bunch of young lads studying at IIT-Bombay between 1973-1980. Here are 4 impressive details that have been revealed by Manohar Parrikar's friends, which prove that India has lost a valuable and invested leader of our times. dedication word is very small for him #ManoharParikkar #RIPParrikar pic.twitter.com/J5eytpOJuq — Chowkidar Bhuwan Bhatt (@bhuwanbhat) March 17, 2019 1. While studying at IIT-Bombay, Parrikar was the mess secretary. And once when the mess workers went on strike and refused to serve the students, Parrikar churned out delicious food for everyone along with his friends. Parrikar's hostel mate from IIT-B recalls the incident thus, “He was on good terms with the mess workers as he always participated in the committee. After the strike was called, he spoke to the workers. When they refused to serve us, he convinced 40 of us to cook ourselves. That was the best meal we ever had.” The real AAM ADMI The CM on 2 wheeler!#ManoharParikkar #OmShanti pic.twitter.com/ID4E7aE4ha — Radhika Maheshwari (@Radhikasharda98) March 17, 2019 2. His friends from IIT-B remember him as a born leader and a humble individual who attended all alumni meets. 3. Another friend recalls how Parrikar left his position behind when he met his friends. Hostel mate and close friend Bakul Desai recalled how Parrikar would wait in the queue to have lunch during alumni meets, for which the alumni members were given coupons. He also asked his security personnel to stay away when he was in the company of his friends. Rare #ManoharParikkar pic.twitter.com/WBuB9bLNKa — à¤à¥à¤à¥à¤¦à¤¾à¤° à¤à¤à¤à¥à¤° à¤à¤à¥à¤°à¤µà¤¾à¤² (@aannkuur) March 18, 2019 4. Another IIT-B batchmate of Parrikar, Ganesh Natarajan, recalled Parrikar's humility even after he took charge as the Goa CM. "Have seen him take an auto rickshaw at Mumbai airport even after becoming Goa CM. He will be missed across all walks of life." There might be a ton more incidents about Manohar Parrikar, but these few personal incidents coming from his friends prove that not only was Parrikar a great politician and leader, who was invested in his work and duty, but also that he was a great human being whose heart was in the right place all along. He is the real aam aadmi of the masses.
  12. One of the better football clubs in the history of the sport, with a massive following of diehard fans who take their game very seriously, Real Madrid have found themselves to be in a bit of a slump ever since Portuguese fame Cristiano Ronaldo decided to say goodbye to the Spanish club to play in Italy for Juventus back in July 2018 for a massive €100 million contract. Ronaldo's move followed his then manager Zinedine Zidane's decision to quit the team last year. Ever since, the management of Los Blancos has shifted thrice in less than a year. First was Julen Lopetegui, who was brought as a compensating replacement of the French superstar but was quickly fired after Lionel Messi's Barcelona defeated them in a humiliating 'El Clasico' match up. Next came Santiago Solari, the pride of Argentine football under whose interim reign, Real Madrid saw very little to no improvement. They crashed out of Copa del Rey and lost all hopes of winning the UEFA Champions League for the fourth consecutive time after a depressing 1-4 loss to Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (AFC Ajax) in the Round of 16. Now that Florentino Pérez, Real Madrid President, has decided to bring Zidane back to Santiago Bernabeu while letting go of his disagreement with the Frenchman, the franchise hopes to bring back its glory days. But, the real question is, will Zidane be able to help Los Blancos become the entity they used to be during the 'Ronaldo Era' without Ronaldo? Till now, the experiments Lopetegui and Solari tried, all of them crashed and burned while the club continued to spiral. On the other hand, the man that Madrid fans put their trust into in the absence of Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, has not only failed to step into the Portuguese's shoes but has also made no improvements to his game like he said he would if CR7 wasn't there. The fans of the club feel the same way as they took to Twitter to show their concerns about Zindane's success without Cristiano Ronaldo: I want to see if Zidane was the one who lead Real to fame or was it Cristiano Ronaldo all a long pic.twitter.com/WiJn0P8ukA — Will ™ ð¬ð§âï¸ (@ftblWilll) March 11, 2019 He is back, but can Zidane do it without superstar Ronaldo at Real Madrid pic.twitter.com/ruNjR5tba6 — BrandonKB (@chiseledout) March 12, 2019 Zidane's tactics without Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/yfKMPGan0A — Juanito Lucha Libre (@FrankSno9) March 11, 2019 Zidane's tactics without Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/yfKMPGan0A — Juanito Lucha Libre (@FrankSno9) March 11, 2019 Is it just me who thinks that Zidane coming back to Real won't change anything. Fact is they have an ageing squad and NO RONALDO NO PARTY. pic.twitter.com/RwaubcSbfr — Saman Dhawan (@DhawanSaman) March 11, 2019
  13. Football is among the most unpredictable sports of all time, as sometimes, even the best teams tend to fail miserably. Once in a while, every team goes through a state of drought but the most important part is how they bounce-back. Real Madrid, arguably being the best club of all time, have been having a rough past few months. Being ousted from the league title run by Barcelona and later being kicked out from the UEFA Champions Cup by the young Ajax club, it has really gone from bad to worse for Los Blancos. Fortunately, the fans can now take a sigh of relief as their beloved Zizoue, aka Zinedine Zidane, has reclaimed his throne after being on a break for almost ten months. © Reuters Leaving Real in May, after winning his third consecutive UCL title, the Frenchman went on a break, but seeing his side face their worst times, he has been appointed once again to replace Santiago Solari to take over the club's command till 30 June 2022. This came a week after Real lost to Ajax 1-4 in the round of 16 (UCL) despite being 2-1 up in the first leg. Trying all they could, this was the best and the only option they had. Despite returning less than a year after he left the club, Zidane will face a rebuilding job at Real Madrid. There would be many things he will have to look forward to, starting off with finding an apt replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who left last summer. Another thing would be Gareth Bale's future at the club, as the Walish star has not been able to own up to his standards and also is being booed by the club fans at the same time. © Reuters But this is not all, making way for Zizoue has not been a cake-walk for president Florentino Perez as he had to agree with all the conditions kept forward by the former French-midfielder before returning to the club. We all know that Zidane left Real Madrid because of his differences with Perez, and now that he is back, he has an upper hand at making Real great again. Here are the conditions kept forward by the 2006 World Cup winner, according to Marca: 1) Total control over the team 2) Sell the players he does not want 3) Marcelo & Isco are not for sale 4) Neymar will not be bought 5) James doesn't return 6) Try to sign Mbappé The Frenchman has also tickled the speculations of Portuguese megastar Cristiano Ronaldo possibly making a comeback to Los Blancos in the press conference yesterday when he said, “Let's see what happens next year…”. Fans of the club have been taking to Twitter to show their love for the football legend's decision to finally return to the team: Welcome back, Zidane.#HalaMadrid | #RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/ZEyyELhQzt — Real Madrid C.F. ð¬ð§ðºð¸ (@realmadriden) March 11, 2019 AND FINALLY ZIDANE IS BACK.. pic.twitter.com/K2KSnXHssT — Aabish MADRIDISTA (@AabishPaudel2) March 11, 2019 When think about next season now that's ZIDANE IS BACK.#TIMETOBEATBARCA 5:0 ALSO pic.twitter.com/KqpDDQfzvv — ||^16 savage^|| (@nqobile_16SavaG) March 12, 2019 He is back Home sweet home #Zidane pic.twitter.com/YPClQcd3mX — Rudy182 (@Rudy1824) March 12, 2019 Nobody: Zidane returns as Real Madrid manager. Me: pic.twitter.com/Je14HJKGfv — shidi (@shidifour) March 11, 2019 I just love Zidane, okay? #FFIX #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/8tycZuq8r5 — Nissa (@ripsaw_unicorn) March 12, 2019 Now with Zidane back to take charge, let's hope Real Madrid can come back stronger next season and show their true self to the world.
  14. The internet was originally made to just share cat pictures and memes, true story, so it's obvious that any cat can outshine anyone and anything. That's exactly what happened in 'Captain Marvel' as well. Yes, Brie Larson was great as the most powerful superhero in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe but people thought that there was another hero in the movie that even Captain Marvel couldn't match up to - Goose the cat! Yep, the adorable little kitty not only distracted Nick Fury as we saw in the trailers but us as well when we watched the movie. The number of people just talking about Goose after watching the movie is insane, I don't think anyone is even talking about Brie Larson that much. Sorry Brie, you're awesome but even you can't compete with a cat. Spoiler ahead, just FYI. Ever since Goose came on-screen, it was just an unassuming cat who ended up going to space with Nick Fury and Carol Danvers. But, then the tentacles came out. Yes, Goose was an alien, more specifically a Flerken that has tentacles that can swallow several people whole and save Nick Fury's life. So, this is what people were talking about when they said Goose is a scene-stealer. confirmed. goose will defeat thanos. pic.twitter.com/DZPAAfmYb5 — captain* (@iamgeekingout) March 10, 2019 Yes! talos when people kept saying goose was a simple cat #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/ASKf4U0cS4 — marilia (@brieourguest) March 9, 2019 Accurate. nick fury with avengers vs nick fury with carol and goose pic.twitter.com/nr5PRwBP83 — carol (@lizzieolses) March 10, 2019 I would vote for him. Goose the Flerken Cat 2020. Stole so many scenes in #CaptainMarvel. pic.twitter.com/UU6A0xNb1V — Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 9, 2019 They sure did. I just got back from watching #CaptainMarvel and no spoilers but needless to say I really enjoyed the film! Oh, and by the way, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Reggie as Goose “the Cat” freaking stole the show! Kudos to them and all the excitement that is to come in Avengers Endgame! pic.twitter.com/PE1XoPWwfp — ç¹å¥ãªåè12 (@SpecialForm12) March 8, 2019 Same. i saw captain marvel last night and i just wanna say that i would die for goose pic.twitter.com/HpQeRvAOvk — Maxx Danziger ⧠(@MaxxSIO) March 8, 2019 We need it, Marvel! Captain Marvel/Mar-Vell was super meh. Pero like, Goose the cat was super cute tho! Can't wait for his solo movie — EGO (@SupereeeGO) March 9, 2019 Exactly. you trusted a cat named Goose#captainmarvel pic.twitter.com/caLnmiIIO1 — LACi Alfonzoâ¤ð» (@LACiAlfonzo) March 8, 2019 Couldn't agree more. #CaptainMarvel the best character of the movie pic.twitter.com/fe6YeZHa51 — GOOSE (@GOOSEcatfood) March 8, 2019 The hero we need! Goose the cat is my hero. #CaptainMarvel — Tia Nicole Turman ð(@UnicornMetroid) March 9, 2019
  15. Nearly 44 years ago, 'Sholay' came into our lives and changed the viewing experience for all of us. The lines "Arey O Sambha, kitna inaam rakhi hai sarkar humpe", "Chal Dhanno" and "Yeh dosti hum nahi todenge" became legendary, and you're not a true 'Sholay' fan if you don't remember these dialogues and the song. Sippy Films Most of us weren't even born during that time, but still, all of us love and remember Gabbar and his excitement for Holi, Jai-Veeru and their eternal friendship, Thakur and Veeru's love Basanti and her 'Dhanno'. But, honestly none of them were the real stars of the movie, it was actually a woman named Reshma Pathan, who most of us have barely heard about. Reshma Pathan is India's first stunt woman, who has body-doubled for Hema Malini, Sridevi, Meena Kumari, Dimple Kapadia and many other leading actresses in the 60'. She single-handedly helped shape the career paths of multiple iconic actresses while remaining under their shadow all this while. View this post on Instagram Meet the Badass ...the real sholay girl....Reshma Pathan. #TheSholayGirl #ReshmaPathan. Premieres on 8th march on @zee5 ð A post shared by Bidita Bag (@biditabag) on Mar 4, 2019 at 11:19pm PST "Chal Dhanno! Aaj teri Basanti ki ijjat ka sawal hai!" This dialogue and the Tanga Chase was undoubtedly one of the most iconic moments from the movie. Deep down in their hearts, everyone prayed for Basanti and cheered for her to fight the dacoits when her life was at risk. What people didn't see, was a courageous woman who was actually risking her life for the sake of the audience getting an epic, authentic, earthy and raw action sequence to watch. Fast forward to the present time and Reshma Pathan is set to get the limelight she truly deserves, with ZEE5 Global's new original film, 'The Sholay Girl'. In fact, 'The Sholay Girl' will be available across the world. View this post on Instagram swipe âºï¸ð#TheSholayGirl #officialtrailer The real story behind Bollywood's iconic stunts! Here's the action-packed trailer of Bollywood's first stunt woman #ReshmaPathan. #sholaygirl Premieres this #InternationalWomensDay, 8th March, only on #ZEE5 #ZEE5Originals Please share ðð A post shared by Bidita Bag (@biditabag) on Mar 3, 2019 at 6:22am PST Recently, the teaser and trailer of the same were released featuring actress Bidita Bag as Reshma, who is also known as 'The Sholay Girl'. It just took one minute for Bidita to stole all our hearts with her perfect portrayal of Reshma Pathan, in her much-deserved biopic. Today, on occasion of Women's Day, ZEE5 Global is releasing a film that aims solely at reliving the best of the '60s and '70s vicariously through Reshma. From risking her life every day to look after her family to crushing all barriers and making it big in the male-dominated world, the film will take us through the struggles and achievements in the career of Reshma. Guess we all can say now that it wasn't Jai-Veeru or Gabbar, but Reshma Pathan who was the real action star of 'Sholay'.
  16. The most difficult thing as a kid is to choose between two things you love the most, for example choosing between chocolate or cake. No matter how hard it was for us, we have to agree that these choices were far simpler than making a career choice at the age of 12. But a career choice, at the age of mere 12, was made by Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard had to make a decision that millions of kids around the world have made at some point, but not this early- the decision of 'which sport to focus on completely'. In his case, it was a little different than most kids', as he excelled in both soccer and tennis. Over the years, despite earning a big name in the tennis world, Rafa still hasn't forgotten his first love- football. Time-to-time he continues to play the sport just to relive his childhood dream. On more than one occasion, we have seen 'the king of clay' showcasing his footballing skills, be it in a NIKE advertisement with Cristiano Ronaldo or juggling with the tennis ball on the court, we have witnessed it all. Recently, the world no.2 displayed yet another skill right before his exhibition match in the Eisenhower Cup. He was seen lobbing the ball with his feet while maintaining perfect balance. He continued to juggle the ball and exchanged volleys with Dominic Thiem at the other end. Just like their long rallies on the court with the tennis racquet, Rafa and Thiem maintained their standards in the juggling exchange as well. View this post on Instagram It's @domithiem vs. @rafaelnadal in the tunnel â½ï¸ð¤£ð¾ A post shared by Troll Tennis (@officialtrolltennis) on Mar 5, 2019 at 8:39pm PST Apart from this, Rafa indulged himself in another bizarre moment when he chose “rock, paper, scissors” over the usual coin-toss. Here, Nadal was playing a young American lad, Taylor Fritz, in the opening round of the Eisenhower Cup. View this post on Instagram Rock-Paper-Scissors replaces coin toss at Tie Break Tens . Lol!! Rafa needs to improve his game here :p Video- @tiebreaktens A post shared by Troll Tennis (@officialtrolltennis) on Mar 5, 2019 at 10:52pm PST Though he lost in the rock, paper, scissors battle, he managed to gain the upper hand in the tournament by defeating Fritz 10-8 in the tie-break. Earlier in the day, the main Indian Wells draw came out. Being the top two seeds in the tournament, Nadal and Novak Djokovic are specifically placed in the opposite halves of the draw. But fortunately, Roger Federer is drawn in the same half as Nadal, which means we could see the epic clash of the biggest rivals in Miami once again.
  17. “Let him go if he wants to! We have Gareth Bale to lead us to victory,” they said less than a year ago when former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo decided to sign with Juventus in July of 2018, to play in Italy for a massive €100 million contract. 8 months since Ronaldo bid adieu to Spain and Los Blancos have found themselves in one of the biggest slumps of their entire history. Losing badly to Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (AFC Ajax) in the round of 16 matchup, the Luca Modric-led team was knocked out of the Champions League in a 1-4 (3-5 on aggregate) goals defeat. Dreams DO come true! ð¤¤#UCL #reaaja pic.twitter.com/TOmJcGz824 — AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) March 5, 2019 While the Dutch football club were nearly perfect during last night's showdown, the spotlight was drawn on the unbelievably disappointing end of the Champions League reign of Real Madrid who were not only the most recent trophy holders, but also have seen the most success in the history of the annual club football competition with 13 titles in total. However, the player who came under the bus during yesterday's shameful loss was the Wales international Gareth Bale, who started the match sitting on the bench but entered the game in just 30 minutes after Lucas Vazquez suffered an injury. Bale, who hasn't scored at home for Los Blancos at home this year, suffered to find the net yet again and despite shooting for the post once, failed to impress the Real Madrid fans. To make things worse, Bale, who has the infamous reputation of being injury-prone, twisted his ankle while going for a header and ended up on the grass, crying in pain. Not good for Bale #waleswatch pic.twitter.com/Wz9J0PqO4D — James Holt ó §ó ¢ó ·ó ¬ó ³ó ¿ (@james_scfc88) March 5, 2019 His 'okay-ish'(?) performance was not appreciated by the people of Madrid who even went on to vote the 29-year-old as the worst Real Madrid player to play in yesterday's Champions League loss. Such stark difference in the performance of an organisation like Real Madrid, who looked more like a middle-order team this season instead of the champions they were, led to people speculating the absence of Ronaldo's brilliance that he used to bring to the table as the reason behind Real's downwards spiral and how Gareth Bale has failed to fill the Portuguese's shoes. When Perez asked Bale to step into Ronaldo's shoes pic.twitter.com/9MyTS5EU3k — Chidiebere Ogu ™ï¸ (@chyngyozil) March 5, 2019 Madrid underestimated Ronaldo. You don't lose 1 of the best ever players, replace him with a mortal in Bale and expect the same. Bale doesn't have the personality. Ronaldo is weirdly unphased by hate. It's weird. The more u boo the better he is since United days. No replacing him — All For Unitedð´ (@allforunited) March 5, 2019 Get bale out the club man kmt he's not half the man ronaldo is — Ronaldo (@audsldn) March 5, 2019 Garett Bale's agent said the Real Madrid fans don't appreciate Garey Bale enough? Lmaooo Ronaldo broke their all time goal scoring record and they still booed him when he had bad games, and you're talking about Gareth Bale!? BALEEEEEEE ?????? pic.twitter.com/xEALvOR9Wh — JAGS (@EtniesJags) March 5, 2019 remember when people would make the excuse "Bale doesn't perform because Ronaldo is selfish" hahaha what a joke — Filipe Orlando (@MrFilipeOrlando) March 5, 2019 He thought his Golden boy nkomo Bale had what it takes to replace Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/cxk87eLues — ×¢Ö´×Ö¸Ö¼× ×Ö¼×× (@G_ee010) February 27, 2019 Bale: "We are more of a team now that Ronaldo is gone." Carvajal: "Raul's career at Real Madrid was better than Cristiano's." Ceballos: "You won't notice Ronaldo's absence." Benzema: "I used to play for Ronaldo, but now I'm the leader." pic.twitter.com/vUusVDJER4 — Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) March 5, 2019 "Bale will be the main man now that Ronaldo is gone"#RMAAJA pic.twitter.com/6EKmv8BPwq — Ťhe ÀlçhëmisÅ¥ (@Lecron) March 5, 2019
  18. Winger Gareth Bale was making a name for himself as somewhat of a bench warmer in the recent weeks as his club, Real Madrid had been undergoing one of the worst stints in the history of their existence. The players looked unhappy, the manager looked frustrated and the disappointed fans were on the verge of a riot when last night, in a do-or-die kind of a situation for Los Blancos, the Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (AFC Ajax) handed them a cruel 4-1 defeat, making them lose 3-5 on aggregate, and knocking them out of the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the home to Real Madrid players. Things particularly went out of hand for Bale who, in what has become more of a trend lately, started the game sitting on the substitution bench. However, the Welsh did lace up his boots and entered the field within 30 mins of play time as Lucas Vazquez went down with an injury. Not good for Bale #waleswatch pic.twitter.com/Wz9J0PqO4D — James Holt ð´ó §ó ¢ó ·ó ¬ó ³ó ¿ (@james_scfc88) March 5, 2019 Bale's average performance, which also included a shot at the post (but no goals), failed to impress the people of Madrid who voted him as the worst Real Madrid player during last night's heartbreaking defeat. According to the Spanish publication, Marca, who put to vote the performance of the 14 Los Blancos superstars, Bale received a total of 1,100+ Down Votes while only being able to garner 199 Up Votes. On the other hand, the current Ballon d'Or holder Luca Modric was voted the best Real Madrid player. Courtois, Nacho (Red Card) and Kroos ranked 11th, 12th and 13th worst just ahead of the Wales international. The collective heat towards the winger follows a rant by Bale's personal agent Jonathan Barnett. "This generation of Real fans will be talking about Gareth's goals for years to come. Frankly, they should be ashamed of themselves... Gareth deserves the greatest of respect. The way the Real fans have treated Gareth is nothing short of a disgrace,” expressed Barnett in a recent interview with Sky. “In the six years he has been in Spain, he has won everything. He's one of the best players in the world. Those fans should be kissing his feet." Clearly, Bale's agent and Real Madrid fans are not on the same page as they took to Twitter to let the world know exactly how unhappy they are with the footballer's performance: When Perez asked Bale to step into Ronaldo's shoes pic.twitter.com/9MyTS5EU3k — Chidiebere Ogu ™ï¸ (@chyngyozil) March 5, 2019 September 19th, 2018 was the last time Gareth Bale scored at the Bernabéu. The guy who was begging to be CR's heir, shat on Zizou & Ancelotti and who's agent recently told us to kiss his feet — Ryan. (@Rygista) March 5, 2019 Bale too hurt pic.twitter.com/KWQBh8YAUF — Achraf Nidal (@Tweneboah305) March 5, 2019 Bale injured again! We shouldn't be going anywhere near him in the summer. Just another Sanchez! Past it, injury prone and overpriced#MUFC — The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) March 5, 2019 Bale twists his foot [The one his agent thinks Real Madrid fans should kiss] and is limping on the pitch. — Real Madrid Info (@RMadridInfo) March 5, 2019
  19. The world's most expensive player somehow managed to make headlines even when he is not playing on the field. The man himself, Neymar Jr, is currently healing from a foot injury which ruled him out even from the round of 16 clashes against Manchester United. Playing his second season with the French champions, Paris Saint-Germain, the left-winger has scored 20 goals and set up another 11 in just 23 appearances for his team this season. Making his way from Barcelona to PSG in 2017, the Brazilian might head back to La Liga in the coming years, but this time to the Los Blancos and not the Catalans. © Reuters The latest rumours have linked the 27-year-old with a return to Barcelona, however, his father Neymar Sr has ruled out his son's interest in the Catalan club and feels that Neymar is happy in PSG. Whereas in a recent interview in his home country, the Brazilian forward opened up on his potential move to Real Madrid. Despite admitting that he is happy at the French capital, the Sau Paulo lad didn't rule out a move to the current UEFA Champions league holder. "If I want to play for Madrid? They are one of the biggest clubs in the world," he told in an interview at Globo TV. “Any player linked with Real Madrid would feel attracted to player there.” © Reuters Clearing his statement the forward added: "For the love of God, I am not speaking about playing for Madrid, calm down. I feel happy in Paris, I am very well here... but, in the future, nobody knows.” "It is obvious that Real Madrid are a great team, one of the best in the world, I have great respect for them but, today, I see myself in Paris," he said. For the time being, the PSG star is working really hard to recover from his injury and join his side soon. © Reuters As far as PSG is concerned, they hold a firm grip over Manchester United in their Champions League 'Round of 16' tie, thanks to Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe who put up a sparkling performance at the Old Trafford. Coming back to Neymar, it's highly uncertain that the Brazilian would think of a change this soon. He probably will stick to the French champions for the time being and would look for a change in the coming years. Till then, we hope we get to see our beloved Neymar Jr., back on the field again.
  20. Winning is not a one-time thing, it is more of an addiction. You want to win all the time, no matter how it comes. And when we talk of a team like Barcelona, they sure seem to be addicted to winning. Last night, the Catalans stormed into the Copa del Rey final with a 3-0 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, making it a 4-1 aggregate advantage over them. Sitting on top of the league table, Barca is set to go for yet another treble. Already in the final of the Spanish Cup, they just appear to be one trophy away, the UEFA Champions League, from achieving that glory. Coming back to their thrilling victory last night over their arch-rivals Real Madrid, Barca didn't look in control since the start. First half was pretty low for both the teams, despite having the possession, Barca didn't even have a shot on goal whereas Real had three. © Reuters As the game progressed to the second half, Lionel Messi and men got hold of their plan. Taking the advantage of Real's regular left-back, Marcelo being benched, Ousmane Dembele timed his cut-back pass in the 50th minute to Luis Suarez, who netted the ball thus scoring the opening goal of the match. Despite Isco getting back to training after a back injury, he was not included in the squad for the game. Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio and Marcelo were also left out of the playing XI, making it even easier for Messi & Co to showcase their true potential. © Reuters Maybe it was just not Real Madrid's day, as soon after the first strike, Raphael Varane scored an own goal to give the Catalans the lead of 2 goals. The final nail in the coffin was hammered in by Suarez who scored on a penalty, courtesy Casemiro stepping on his foot inside the box. Overall, it was an awesome performance by Barcelona, who proved that they can roar not only in their own forest but elsewhere as well. Major props to Ter-Stegen, the Barca keeper who looked in prime form, getting his hands on four brilliant saves and keeping the post secure for his team. Moving on with this, Real Madrid still has a chance to avenge last night's defeat, when they meet Barcelona yet again on Saturday in their home ground for a league match.
  21. If you're a preacher of football, you know there are two kinds of fans: Real Madrid fans and people who hate Sergio Ramos. Needless to say, the majority of us belong to the latter category. No matter how good a defender Ramos is (probably the best in the world), he has proven time and again to be a total sh*thouse. From leading Spain to its maiden World Cup to winning three consecutive Champions Leagues, the Real Madrid icon has done it all, but all of that stands for nothing when Ramos shows the not-so-beautiful side of his game. From his cynical foul on Mo Salah to the infamous antics to stop Lionel Messi, we've seen it all. Often considered as 'The Master Of Dark Arts', Ramos boasts of a trophy cabinet like no other in the world of football, but to have more red cards than trophies, is a bit of a stretch. © Reuters This time, the Los Blancos skipper got into headlines after the UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body held him accountable for getting a deliberate yellow card for a foul on Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg, in the 89th minute. This yellow card means Ramos will be suspended from the home leg of the fixture. By picking up a suspension at this stage, Ramos has reduced the risk of missing a potentially more important match later in the competition, as all bookings are wiped following the quarter-final stage. However, a player who is found to have obtained a booking deliberately can be banned for two games. Ramos, who has been handed a one-game ban, has a hearing on February 28 where he might face the same consequences as Valencia's Geoffrey Kondogbia, who after the same actions was banned for two matches. © Reuters There is a strong possibility that the foul Ramos committed was a deliberate one. Considering he wanted to go clean for the latter stage of the competition plus his own admission saying, “be lying if I said I didn't force [the booking].” Ramos later clarified his post-match comments, saying, "I was referring to forcing the foul, a foul that was inevitable. Not to forcing the booking. It was a very dangerous counter-attack in the 88th minute, with an open match and the tie as well." UEFA will definitely see this as an opportunity to send out a message to other players, thus, safeguarding the ethics of the game. This might finally be the time when Sergio Ramos will not get away with murder.
  22. Every 80s or 90s kid has seen at least one Star Wars movie if not the entire series, which although consists of a lot of chapters, is worth a session of binge-watching (other than 'Solo', do NOT watch 'Solo'). Other than the fact that the series introduced us to one of the most iconic bad guys in Darth Vader and the wisest philosopher and master period, in Yoda, the elaborate lightsaber duels between the good and the evil was a primary reason for the geeks and nerds to stay up all night in long lines just to buy the movie tickets to the George Lucas classics. The whole concept of energy swords used for melee combats or for deflecting blaster bolts has been timeless and is one of the ideal weapons to have during the time of an apocalypse (personal choice). © AP Anyhow, it appears as if the Frenchmen responsible for sports in the country are bigger Star War geeks than the rest of the world took them to be. A nation of sword-fighting and fencing fans, France has officially recognised lightsaber dueling as a real sport. Believe it or not, the French Fencing Federation took this decision to encourage the younger generation to participate in the game instead of staying glued to their mobile phones and video game consoles. © AP “With young people today, it's a real public health issue,” federation secretary general Serge Aubailly told AP. “They don't do any sport and only exercise with their thumbs. It's becoming difficult to (persuade them to) do a sport that has no connection with getting out of the sofa and playing with one's thumbs.” Here are the two basic rules of lightsaber dueling: Rule 1: Before each blow, the lightsaber's tip must be brought backwards. Rule 2: Fighters have the option of waving the whole lightsaber, from tip to hilt, behind them or to their sides. That's not all. The Jedi-Sith dueling inspired 'sport' can soon make an appearance at the Olympics in the coming years as well. © AP ”We wanted it to be safe, we wanted it to be umpired and, most of all, we wanted it to produce something visual that looks like the movies, because that is what people expect,” tournament organiser Michel Ortiz told AP in Paris. Get your passports ready guys. Time to move to France. May the Force be with you.
  23. India was shaken to its core on February 14 2019, when a JeM suicide bomber rammed his car, laden with over 350kgs of explosives into a bus carrying CRPF jawans, in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. In the wake of one of the worst terrorist attacks ever in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, not just the families of the martyred jawans, but the whole nation is filled with rage and weeping over the loss of these bravehearts. AP In this dark time, people from across the country have proved to be a ray of hope as they are coming forward to provide financial help to the families of the martyred jawans. People are doing everything possible to show that they stand strong with the jawans' families, even if it means cancelling their wedding reception at the last minute. Pexels Meet the Surat-based couple, Ami and Meet, who chose to donate Rs. 11 lakh to the families of martyrs, instead of hosting a lavish reception. The couple, together with their families, gave Rs. 5 lakh to various NGOs working towards the welfare of jawans and their families. After #KashmirTerrorAttack in #Pulwama, Surat families got together and canceled elaborate wedding in #Surat. The families to donate Rs 11 lakh to families of the martyrs and another Rs 5 lakh to welfare organizations. Wedding on Feb 15 to be low-key. #Gujarat Respect. ð pic.twitter.com/bGoPhIxGo3 — Kumar Manish (@kumarmanish9) February 15, 2019 Reportedly, the girl's father is a diamond businessman from Surat called Dewashi Manek. The couple's families mutually decided to go for a simple wedding and informed their respective relatives about the same and donated the money to the families who lost their loved ones in the terror attack. Other than that, organisations like 'Bharat Ke Veer', and 'Milaap' and even Paytm have started fundraisers to urge people to donate money to the martyred jawans' families. More than 40 jawans were killed in the terror attack and the death toll is on a constant rise as soldiers are succumbing to their grave injuries.
  24. While most of you are busy celebrating Valentine's Day today with your SO, we at MensXP are celebrating some of the most beautiful love stories. Love stories that are far greater than any shackles of stereotypes, discrimination against homosexuality, barriers of caste, religion and everything in between. Stories of people who dared to bare their hearts in front of each other, overcame their ups and downs in life together with a big smile on their faces. Amidst the daily battles between old school romance vs millennial love, reel-life romance vs real-life love stories; there is one couple who is living their love one moment at a time and redefining the term 'relationship goals' for all of us every day. We're talking about Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha, whose 8-year-old relationship has not only stood the test of time but also proved to be an inspiration for those around them. © Instagram Rajkummar is undoubtedly one of the finest and the most versatile actors in the current crop of Bollywood. We have seen many facets of Rajkummar Rao on-screen, but how is the actor in real life, especially when it comes to love? Patralekha gave us exclusive insights into their relationship, their favourite memories and their idea of Valentine's Day. Their First Date & Favourite Memory "I was totally amazed and blown away by his dedication and hard work. He was focussed and would only concentrate on his next scene. I started admiring him and then we became friends", said Patralekha, who met him in FTII where the two had gone to do a student project. When asked about her favourite memory, she said, "I was back home in Shillong and Raj just turned up outside my home to surprise me." © Instagram The 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' actor too has a special memory of how the two met and who played the cupid for him. Turns out it was a commercial he saw her in, "We never went on an official date. It's surprising but it's true. I had noticed her in a commercial before we got a chance to work with each other but somewhere deep down, I always knew that she is the one." Millennial Love vs Old School Romance "My idea of love is old school if you ask. I would love to receive a hand-written note from Patra or I love it when she asks me 'how your day' after a day's hard work. So, you can call me traditional that way, but I believe in keeping promises."- Rajkummar. "My idea of love is all about trust. You invest so much in a relationship emotionally that it can totally drain you if your trust or love is broken. So, both of us trust each other immensely and ensure we don't break it or take each other for granted." - Patralekha. © Instagram How Do The Two 'Share The Load' And Responsibilities Recently, Rajkummar and Patralekha appeared together in the campaign organised by Ariel. The campaign talks about gender equality and urges the sons to '#ShareTheLoad'. The core triggering question of this powerful movement is – 'Are we teaching our sons what we are teaching our daughters?' Bollywood's latest 'IT' couple too participated in the campaign and spoke to lengths about their idea of equality. Rajkummar said, "Today's sons will be tomorrow's husbands and thus, they should be equipped to demonstrate equality within the household. They can start this with simple chore like laundry and start sharing responsibilities with their mothers and sisters so that they grow up to be equal partners when they get married." © Instagram Patralekha too feels that since women today are excelling in all fields, they expect to get support from their partners so that they don't feel overburdened with responsibilities. "It's only fair that their partners share the load. But if sons of today are not equipped to contribute to household work, they will never be able to do it in future. Thus, conflict is natural to occur. I am thankful to have Raj as a partner. He believes, says, and demonstrates that we are truly equal partners. But, partners like Raj shouldn't be exceptions, they should be the norm," said Patralekha. Reel-Life Vs Real-Life Jealousy and possessiveness can sometimes break even the strongest of relationships. With billions of people watching you and keeping a track of your personal life, things only get tough for Bollywood actors. "I am quite secure that way. It's because of the confidence, comfort and trust that Raj gives me. We share everything so there is no doubt and if there is, I openly ask him, and he explains. Being from the same industry, I understand the limitations and compulsions that actors must go through. So, it works out fine." - Patralekha. Just like all of us, Raj and Patra too have their own plans and ideas about Valentine's Day and they are genuinely better than all of ours. © Instagram "Every day is a Valentine's Day with Patra. She is a great partner and a great friend; she is the person I want to come back to after a long day. I can be myself with her without being judged. I think love is about all this, about the comfort, compassion, fun that you share with the partner." - Rajkummar. View this post on Instagram #JummaChumma with @patralekhaa #Bangkok video credit by my dear friend @vivek_daschaudhary A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Dec 30, 2017 at 9:52am PST "We celebrate love every day…that's the best part of being us. No special plans, being together and taking time out for each other is the best thing to do." - Patralekha. We guess we all can learn a lesson or two from Raj and Patra, as the two lovingly call each other, when it comes to treating our partners as equals.
  25. Just like any other sport, cricket continues to evolve over the years. From initially being restricted to Tests, the gentleman's game now boasts of three formats including One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Thanks to the matches being televised, the game has managed to reach a larger audience and offers more entertainment when compared with older eras. If the antics on the field aren't enough to keep the viewers on their toes, the commentating teams tirelessly explaining the ever-changing match situations further enhances the experience of a cricket match. While there have been notable voices who've become symbolic over the years, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar is arguably one of the most respected and learned commentators in the business today. On the back of his own understanding and knowledge of the game, Manjrekar continues to educate cricket fans across the globe about the key areas of a cricket match that is generally overlooked by many. His opinions in and around cricket have also struck a chord with fans over the years. © BCCI But, recently, the former Indian cricketer made a point that was neither appropriate, nor in sync with the issue at hand. Joe Root was going about his business, amassing runs for England, alongside Joe Denly on the third day of the 3rd Test against West Indies in St Lucia when Shannon Gabriel exchanged a few words with the batsmen. In what is believed to be a homophobic slur, Gabriel received a befitting reply from the England captain who was caught on the stump mic saying: "Don't use that as an insult. There is nothing wrong with being gay". Joe Root praised as a 'role model' by Nasser Hussain and Ian Wright for telling Shannon Gabriel 'there's nothing wrong with being gay' in homophobic sledging incident https://t.co/Wip4BUsEh8 pic.twitter.com/CGirpDaT5c — MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) February 12, 2019 As soon as the video that recorded the whole episode surfaced on social media, cricket fans and pundits showered praise on Root for his responsible reply to the West Indies seamer. And later, during his media interaction, Root's decision against revealing the details of Gabriel's comments further had everyone singing his praise. After Sarfraz it's Shannon Gabriel now who could be in trouble thanks to the stump mics. #ICC must brainstorm and decide if increased use of stump mics is actually good for the game or not. — Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 12, 2019 Reacting to Joe Root's retort to Gabriel's sledging, Manjrekar, too, had his opinion. But, the 53-year-old was seen criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) for what he claimed was "increased use of stump mics". Taking to Twitter, Manjrekar wrote: "After Sarfraz it's Shannon Gabriel now who could be in trouble thanks to the stump mics. #ICC must brainstorm and decide if increased use of stump mics is actually good for the game or not". Now, with all due respect to the former Indian cricketer, the tweet had no relevance to impending issue of ever-growing racism in sports. To make matters worse, Manjrekar used Sarfraz Ahmed's case - wherein the Pakistani captain was caught on the stump mic hurling a racist slur at Andile Phehlukwayo. Just hearing about what Sarfraz said on the stump mic, which I somehow missed during the game. Very disappointed. Shame that this is what we have to talk about after a good game, but now that it's happened, it does need talking about at length. #SAvPAK — Eamon Lahiri (@TheSimianFreud) January 22, 2019 Manjrekar went on to add that the stump mic got Sarfraz in trouble before causing trouble to Gabriel. So, is the former Indian cricketer suggesting that racist and homophobic slurs are ok and stump mics aren't? Moreover, rather than appreciating the use of technology, in this case stump mics that helped in keeping such objectionable things in check, Manjrekar is blaming the ICC for its excessive use. The advent of stump mics and introduction in cricket matches is one of the numerous ways that is being used by the ICC to add the entertainment quotient to the game. After all, everyone wants to know what the cricketers talk about on the field and who doesn't love MS Dhoni's hilarious chatter from behind the stumps. But, at the helm of it all, stump mics have also played a pivotal role in bringing such objectionable remarks to the fore. Many students are getting caught cheating in the exam . Authorities must brainstorm if increased use of invigilators is actually good for the exams or not. — Adithya BS (@iambsa) February 12, 2019 So when, Mr Manjrekar claims that stump mics have got the likes of Sarfraz and potentially Gabriel into trouble, he comes across as someone who is happy to let such perpetrators go scot-free, with no accountability, so that they can continue bringing bad name to cricket, because, as per the respected commentator, stump mics are a bigger problem than the immediate need to curb racism in sports. Whether the use of stump mics in cricket is good or not, the unwanted comments of Sarfraz and Gabriel were in no way aligned to the conduct of sportspersons who are often looked upon as role models and inspiration to youngsters. And, the fact that the stump mics played a key role in highlighting their offence, further shows how important they are in the modern era of sports.
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