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  1. Meghan Markle and sister-in-law Kate Middleton don't seem to be on talking terms ever since the split
  2. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to pay rent for their Frogmore Cottage home after royal exitPrince Harry and Meghan Markle had stirred up a storm earlier following their decision to step away as British royal family's senior members. And as they gradually move into their ‘ordinary’ lives after giving up the royal HRH [his or her royal highness] titles, reports are suggesting that their royal allowances will now be brought to a halt as well. It was also revealed that prior to their indefinite move to Canada, the couple will also have to pay rent to their Frogmore Cottage home which came as a gift to the two by Queen Elizabeth when they tied the knot in 2018. Since the property was originally said to be ‘dilapidated’, the pair had used around $3 million of taxpayer money to renovate the home which is why they will now have to pay the public back for the consumed amount, as they no longer wish to be part of the British royals. In a statement released by the palace, shedding light on their step-down-agreement, it was stated: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home." On the other hand, it was also revealed that the two will pay rent for the property as they wish to keep the gift handed to them by the Queen. Royal expert Katie Nicoll revealed to Vanity Fair: “They will keep the residence, a wedding gift from the Queen; however they will pay rent on the property."
  3. Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, accused his daughter of “cheapening” the British royal family in part of an interview released a day after Buckingham Palace said Prince Harry and his wife would no longer be working members of the monarchy. The palace announced on Saturday that the couple would no longer use their “Royal Highness” titles and would pay their own way in life. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the whole country wished them “the very best” with the new arrangement. “As I said before ... I was sure that the royal family, which has been around a very long time, will find a way forward,” Johnson told Sky News in Germany, where he was attending a summit on Libya. The monarchy was thrown into turmoil earlier this month when Harry and his American former actress wife announced that they wanted to reduce their official duties and spend more time in North America. Saturday’s announcement from the palace followed discussions in recent days between Queen Elizabeth, her family and officials over how this would work in practice for Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38. Thomas Markle told Channel 5 news in a documentary that he believed Meghan was tossing away “every girl’s dream”. “It’s disappointing because she actually got every girl’s dream. Every young girl wants to become a princess and she got that and now she’s tossing that away, for, it looks like she’s tossing that away for money,” he said. The interview was filmed after the couple’s announcement that they would step back as senior members of the royal family. Channel 5 released part of the interview on Sunday and said the full documentary would air “in the coming weeks”. ‘LOST SOULS’Thomas Markle described the royal family as “one of the greatest long-living institutions ever”, saying that when Meghan married Harry in May 2018 they took an obligation “to be part of the royals and to represent the royals”. “This is like one of the greatest long-living institutions ever,” he said. "They are destroying it, they are cheapening it, they’re making it shabby. They are turning it into a Walmart with a crown of it now. It is something that is ridiculous, they shouldn’t be doing this.” Thomas Markle and his daughter have been estranged since her marriage to Harry. Earlier this month, the Mail on Sunday newspaper submitted its defense to court action by Meghan over the publication of a private letter she sent to her father. Thomas Markle said he did not expect Meghan to get in contact.
  4. Meghan Markle visited the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre in Canada since stepping back as senior members of royal family. Photo: Twitter VANCOUVER: Prince Harry's wife Meghan has visited a women's shelter in Vancouver, her first public appearance since the couple's sensational decision to pursue greater independence from the British monarchy by living part-time in Canada. The Duchess of Sussex visited the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre on Tuesday and met with staffers. The centre is a non-profit organisation that provides support to women who are fleeing violence, dealing with homelessness or living in poverty. It offers daily hot meals, counselling, clothing, showers, toiletries and more. It serves about 500 women a day. On a cold, uncharacteristically snowy day, the centre was bustling, as women from diverse ethnic backgrounds and all ages gathered in its main hall. Still bundled in their coats, many sat around tables and on sofas sipping hot beverages, using their phones, chatting and warming up. Markle met with the director and a handful of frontline staff to discuss the challenges women in the neighbourhood are facing. "She was very interested in what goes on for women in this community, who we all know are marginalized women who've faced many challenges and barriers to their wellbeing," said Kate Gibson, the acting executive director of the centre. "She was interested, she was informed, she had great questions, followed up with questions on things that the staff had spoken about," Gibson added. Prince Harry, sixth in line to the throne, and Meghan last week announced they intend to step back as senior royals and strive to become financially independent, splitting their time between Britain and Canada where they spent six weeks over Christmas with baby son Archie. They are now in talks with senior royals about how their wished-for new roles within the monarchy could work. The Daily Mail also published photos of Meghan in a parka, boarding a seaplane from Victoria, British Columbia, where she's currently staying, to Vancouver for the shelter visit. Paying for the relocation Earlier, an Angus Reid Institute survey said that despite Canadians' affection for the royal couple, a large majority (73 per cent) do not wish to foot security or other costs for their relocation. Nineteen percent said they'd agree to cover part of the costs, while only three per cent agreed with Canada paying all of the costs. Canadian media have estimated the costs of protecting Prince Harry and Meghan at approximately Can1.7 million (US$1.3 million) per year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has yet to take a position publicly on the matter, saying there are "discussions going on," while extending a warm welcome to the couple. The survey of 1,154 Canadians on Monday and Tuesday also found that while respect and affection for Queen Elizabeth II — Canada's head of state — is broad-based and strong, Canadians are "at a crossroads" over future ties with the monarchy. Most say the House of Windsor has lost relevance, while only 39 percent believe Canada should continue as a constitutional monarchy after the queen, who has reigned for 66 years, dies. Paradoxically, support for Prince Harry is much higher. He is viewed among Canadians as the most personally popular member of the royal family, with 69 per cent viewing him favorably.
  5. The much awaited film Tanhaji hit the screens on January 10. Directed and co-written by Om Raut, Tanhaji is an adaptation of the lore of the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670 between the Maratha King Shivaji and the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Besides doing extremely well at the box office, if there's one thing that people can't stop talking about, it's the multiple beard styles seen on-screen in the film. And here's the best part, you can actually get them from your local salon if you just take a picture reference. (Chances are, your barber has seen the film too which means you can get the exact look.) 1. Pornstache © Ajay Devgn FFilms Ajay Devgn's character as Tanhaji can be seen in a pornstache or otherwise known as a weighted moustache. Although the pornstar moustache has different variations, the most popular one can be defined as a thick, heavy moustache with slightly elongated ends and no accompanying facial hair. A similar version can also be seen on Ajay Devgn. 2. Short Boxed Beard © Ajay Devgn FFilms Uday Bhan played by Saif Ali Khan can be seen sporting short boxed beard. Now, here's the thing. A short boxed beard can be defined as a short moustache with a medium length beard as can be seen on Saif. The beard is fuller and covers relatively more surface on the face as can be seen. 3. Handlebar Moustache with Beard © Ajay Devgn FFilms Sharad Kelkar's character in Tanhaji can be seen in a visibly defined handlebar 'stache. But the look has been given a twist with an additional beard. If you think that a handlebar on its own is over the top, adding a beard to the picture can be a gamechanger. 4. The Weighted Beard © Ajay Devgn FFilms Aurangzeb played by Luke Kenny sported a weighted beard which is characterised with a relatively fuller beard with a fine moustache. This beard is the polar opposite of a weighted moustache where the emphasis is on the 'stache. View the full article
  6. It was nothing short of a fairytale coming true when Meghan Markle got married to Prince Harry. Almost everyone across the globe seemed to be talking only about them. Fast forward to the present time and people are still talking about them. The world went into a mini shock when the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle announced that they are stepping down from their roles as "senior royals". Their long note on social media, Prince Harry's friends sharing "anecdotes" about what could have possibly led to the exit and Madame Tussauds London moving their wax figures away from the royal family further fuelled the fire around what people are calling "Megxit". View this post on Instagram “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:33am PST How often do you see a man going against his family and leaving them behind to be with and protect his true love? The last time we saw it was in 2001 when Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was released starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. And that's exactly what people on social media were reminded of. Same energy: guy leaves his wealthy family and his inheritance cuz of love #Megxit #K3G pic.twitter.com/3rQxKSiPsD — Salokya Sarira (@SalazarSalokya) January 9, 2020 While the royal family is busy figuring out how to bring this crisis situation under control, desi people on social media can't help but think of Prince Harry and Meghan as the royal Rahul and Anjali. Now that we think about it, the energy is same though. People comparing Meghan-Harry to Rahul-Anjali's plot in K3G. Yup, can totally imagining Will going to Canada to get back his brother, dancing with Kate to You are my Soniya. Charles and Camilla joining in for Bole Chudiyaan and oh, and the Queen dies. Plausible — FiFi ð (@Alfifius) January 10, 2020 The queen must be singing Aaaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaa Kabhi khushi kabhi gham..... https://t.co/MxygaLbrDp — Dr. Bewda Rick (@SavageRaptor7) January 9, 2020 This is full blown kabhi khushi kabhi gham. 10 years later, William's going to be flying to America saying 'chandu ki chachi' to Meghan https://t.co/q4p7a7ylEP — Raz (@raztweets) January 9, 2020 This family needs to watch Bollywood movie #K3G. This is a desi drama where the son and his wife wants to move out and the buddhi old lady is adament on parampara, onushrrashtan and other old nonsense. #Megxit #MeghanAndHarry #meganandharry #queen pic.twitter.com/8exClBavme — A Bengali In Toronto (@a_bong) January 10, 2020 So True I think everyone need to watch Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham #K3G best & my favourite Bollywood film. LOOOL so true tho super rich Indian son marries poor girl get cut off from money and moves from Delhi to London and then becomes rich in London ððð. #megexit #HarryandMeghan https://t.co/KCPoO9uMS8 — Suraj Dey (@SurajDe37951816) January 10, 2020 We can already imagine Queen Elizabeth as Yashvardhan Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan) saying "Keh Diya Na...Bas Keh Diya". View the full article
  7. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on the road to inherit tax payments if they choose to abdicate. Photo: AFPThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on the road to inherit tax payments, greater than they might have expected, if they choose to abdicate from their role as senior royals of Queen Elizabeth II's court, reported Daily Mail. The financial impact could very well have "stark implications" on Harry due to amounting bills and taxes post his and his wife, former American actor Meghan Markle's decision to step back as senior royals. According to official sources, Prince Harry's visit to Sandringham, next week will be a "reality check moment" for the 35-year-old, as he will be presented in person in front of the Queen and Prince William. Meghan will be partaking in the discussion via a telephonic conversation, the British tabloid said. A source close to the Queen told the Daily Mail that a solution that is "compatible with taxpayers, compatible with reality and compatible with the Queen" is being sought out. During the meeting in Sandringham,the prince is said to receive a reality check with potential "double tax" on any commercial income. As well as, taxes on maintenance for Frogmore Cottage, his home in Windsor, if he and his wife abdicate from their role as senior royals. The Daily Mail estimates that the overall bill could potentially be over millions of pounds. Prince Harry will also be double taxed if he spends more than 183 days in Canada in one stretch of time. As a result of these potentially mounting bills, Harry might have to make a drastic decision, either to give up his UK residency, or limit his time in Canada. If he does not then he might be double-taxed on any and all commercial income he earns, from both Britain, as well as Canada. The Duchess of Sussex already pays American taxes on any income she earns overseas as an US citizen and this could potentially add to the overall cost of living, post royal life. The couple might also be charged with hefty bills on any kind of funding they receive from Prince Charles's estate and have to pay commercial level taxes for Frogmore Cottage Currently the couple also receive funding, amounting to almost £2.4 million, mostly from Prince Charles. A royal source told The Mail on Sunday, "This meeting will give the Duke and Duchess an unvarnished look at the full implications of their choices." "Lots of assumptions have been made about how things can work, but this will be the time for workable decisions to be made in the full knowledge of the consequences and implications, however unappealing," the source added.
  8. LONDON: Discussions regarding future plans for Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are progressing well and should conclude within days not weeks, a royal source said on Saturday. The couple, officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, blindsided the rest of the royal family on Wednesday by unexpectedly announcing they would be stepping back from their roles to spend more time in North America and earn an income. They did not consult Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, or other members of the royal family before making their surprise announcement on a new website, https://sussexroyal.com. Officials spent Friday holding behind-the-scenes meetings about new arrangements for Harry and Meghan and things were progressing well, according to the royal source, who added that the aim was to reach agreement within days. The source said officials had consulted the British and Canadian governments about the issue of the couple’s future. Meghan is in Canada with the couple’s baby son, Archie, and she and Harry are reported to be considering basing themselves in that country. Separately, the London Times newspaper reported that Meghan, a former TV actress, had agreed to record a voiceover for Disney in return for the company making a donation to a charity that works to protect elephants. The Times gave no details about what Meghan’s voiceover would involve, but said Disney would make a donation to the charity Elephants Without Borders. The newspaper did not say where the information had come from. An official spokeswoman at Buckingham Palace had no immediate comment on the report. Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  9. Oprah Winfrey denies role in Prince Harry, Markle's departure from Royal Family Talk show titan Oprah Winfrey has denied her role in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from the Royal Family hours after a report claimed that she was the first person the couple spoke to after announcing their decision to quit. In a statement to an American magazine, she rejected the report originally carried by Page Six, saying they don't need her help. Quoting a source, the report had stated that "Oprah was the first person to talk to Harry and Meghan about breaking free and doing their own thing, building on their own brand. She made them realize it was really possible." But Winfrey said, "Meghan and Harry do not need my help figuring out what’s best for them." Meanwhile, UK media said that Queen Elizabeth and other dignitaries have asked senior staff to find a "workable solution" with Prince harry and Meghan Markle after the couple announced they will step back as senior royals. According to the media reports, Queen Elizabeth II and senior royals have directed the staff to work the Sussex household and government. It is learnt that they had been in touch with the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge as well.
  10. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry bid farewell to royal life and Twitter is going crazy. Photo: InstagramThe royal departure of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from British royal life has caused a large amount of commotion and stir in the eyes of the British press, as well as the world. While some are in utter shock over the decision, unable to comprehend, others have taken to Twitter to spread the announcement in glee and joy, for the most part. With some haters pointing out how Meghan Markle 'stole' the Prince from British royal life, others were quick to jump in in support, stating how the Prince's partner did more than her fair share, when she left everything she knew behind to assimilate into royal life with her husband. Some fans were left wondering as to what the direction of the couple's relationship post the split from royal life will be. One user pointed out the difficulty of living a life away from the royal umbrella. Wondering how the couple will be able to manage their time between the two countries and whether both will be able to 'have their cake and eat it too.' The press's reaction to her decision is nothing short of theatrical as one Twitter user summed it up perfectly, in a tweet which poked fun at their expense. Another user took their own dig at the tabloids through their post. The overall response to the decision seemed to be laced in glee and excitement, with users pointing out how different the real life 'Princess' had become, and the starkly contrasting beliefs she stood her ground on.
  11. When it comes to suiting up, if there's one B-town celebrity who has time and again spiced up his sartorial choices, it is Vicky Kaushal. He is the man of the hour and it's not just the movies he did that struck a chord with us but also his sartorial sensibilities. Mostly seen decking up in casual outfits, Vicky has given us some astounding fashion lessons. View this post on Instagram ⨠A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Oct 28, 2019 at 7:53am PDT Vicky is a promising find and he proved that as he received a national award for the best actor for URI. For this ceremony, he was inarguably the best-dressed man. We gave his traditional attire a closer look and noticed that he was standing out wearing an achkan that legit has a tiger emblazoned on it. Not just that, even his shoes had a tinge of wildness to them. Now that's a masterstroke, Vicky! View this post on Instagram Proud day ð @vickykaushal09 received the #nationalaward for his performance in #uri . Wearing bespoke @sabyasachiofficial sherwani and shoes #styledbyamandeep . . . . #vickykaushal #amandeepkaur #celebritystylist #nationalawards2019 #urithesurgicalstrike #indianwear #sabyasachi #sabyasachimenswear #redcarpet #indian #traditionalwear #sherwani #masculine #mensfashion #menstyling #amystylingco #instafashion #fashion #styling #ootd #ootdfashion A post shared by Amandeep kaur (@amandeepkaur87) on Dec 23, 2019 at 4:35am PST Exhibit A: © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani The actor wore a stunning navy blue Bandhgala with well-fitted white Jodhpuri pants. The intriguing details of this ensemble made it even more exciting. Vicky's traditional garb is by Sabyasachi, a designer who has revamped the way traditional outfits are supposed to be. All the ensembles designed under Sabyasachi's label are made with finesse and intricate details that are beautifully woven into versatile silhouettes. Sabyasachi's symbol resembles a royal Bengal tiger and the same has been emblazoned on Vicky's classic kurta and loafers. © Viral Bhayani View this post on Instagram ð®ð³ððð½ A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Dec 23, 2019 at 7:46am PST The style has a unique twist and blend and this is definitely the most head-turning ensemble that we have seen. The whole look showcased modern-day aesthetics. We have to give it to Vicky's stylist, Amandeep Kaur who put together such an impressive attire. A big congratulations to you, Vicky. We couldn't be more proud! View the full article
  12. Looks like, even after years of the Baahubali franchise making waves across the globe, the world can still not get enough of the magnum opus. This weekend was a very special time and marked a big milestone for the entertainment industry back home as SS Rajamouli's Baahubali:The Beginning became the only and the first ever non-English movie to be screened at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which is huge! Standing ovation at the @RoyalAlbertHall... ð¥ð¥ðð»ðð» HUGE applause to whoever came to #ReliveTheEpic.. Thank you LONDON... We will cherish this event forever... â¤ðð» Saahore @MMKeeravaani & the entire team of BAAHUBALI... ð¥âð»pic.twitter.com/HeZ1MmwA88 — Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) October 20, 2019 The movie also received a standing ovation and after the thunderous applause, it made its way to social media, where fans across the globe couldn't help but go crazy all over again. The name is @ssrajamouli! ð¥ Excited #Baahubali lovers from Japan who came to watch the show at the @RoyalAlbertHall had quite the fan moment with our director outside the hotel in London... pic.twitter.com/sxcRf7A9hT — Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) October 19, 2019 Immense pride for all of us ððð𥠗 Prabhas Crazy Girl ™ (@Pragathiprabhas) October 20, 2019 A night to remember! The music is still playing in my head this morning! ðI'm at aw of composer Keeravaani and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra! Just amazing! #Baahubali Films in Concert @royalalberthall — Kiran Gawali (@GawaliKiran) October 20, 2019 The screening was also attended by the ensemble cast along with the director himself. Post the screening, actors Prabhas, Anushka and Rana along with Rajamouli took over the stage to express gratitude and answer all the questions as well. View this post on Instagram TheMIGHT , TheMAJESTY, TheMAHISHMATI!! #BaahubaliTheBeginningLive #royalalberthall A post shared by Rana Daggubati (@ranadaggubati) on Oct 19, 2019 at 5:04pm PDT View this post on Instagram The best evening with the best people!! â¤ï¸ A post shared by Rana Daggubati (@ranadaggubati) on Oct 18, 2019 at 2:56pm PDT In case if you still haven't witnessed what all these hyper about, then you clearly are living under a rock my friend. This is a giant leap of recognition meant for the people and a movie which truly put India on the global map of entertainment and in a way in which even Bollywood could not achieve this standard. For now, all we can say is 'Jai Mahishmati'! and let's hope we get to see this magical team work together again soon.
  13. When it comes to royal Indian fashion, the first name that comes to our mind is that of Padmanabh Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur. Also known as 'Pacho', the 20-year-old King has been making quite an impact in the international fashion arena. Right from setting the ramps of Milan on fire, to being the fiercest royal fashionista, he is the epitome of royal elegance. He recently posted pictures of the Holika Dahan that took place at the City Palace, Jaipur, and he looks straight out of an opulent Bhansali flick in them. Take a look. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur We are in love with the ivory sherwani paired with the silk white churidar, along with the royal safa accentuated with a red Bandhani dupatta. Also, the golden buttons and brooch, along with the bejewelled purple sword-sheath, are perfection. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur His outfit, honestly, is a reflection of the inimitable grandeur that the Indian royalty is all about. The splendour of the palace, in all its sheer luxuriousness, is perfectly mirrored in the way the Maharaja has clothed himself. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur The huge fire of Holika Dahan, along with the royal fireworks, is a reminder of the glory that pervaded all throughout India once upon a time. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur All we can say is, nothing can match the magnificence of these rituals, and the clothing that were a part and parcel of the proceedings.
  14. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are entering the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the first game of the year against the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Saturday, 23rd March 2019. However, the burden on their shoulders is a lot heavier as compared to their opponent. Having never won the title ever since the team's inception in 2008, the expectations and hopes of the people of Bangalore with regards to hosting the prestigious IPL trophy one day, are brutally crushing the team owners and the star-studded player line-up. Despite probably having the best coaching staff in the league and being captained by some of the greatest cricketers in the past, RCB have failed to seal the deal and their supporters are losing their cool. Having said that, after spending an amount as big as Rs. 16.35 crores at the 2018 IPL auction and retaining their best lot, the roster looks amazing. Here are the five key RCB players whom people should watch out for this IPL season: 1. Virat Kohli View this post on Instagram A post shared by Royal Challengers Bangalore (@royalchallengersbangalore) on Feb 15, 2019 at 6:43am PST Let's not spend too much time on the obvious. Virat Kohli, who is the captain of RCB and that of the Indian national cricket team, has to have an impact during this IPL season if he wishes to continue with the team as its skipper. Even though 2018 was his year and he won all the major individual awards put up by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Kohli has earned a bad reputation for himself as the captain of an IPL team. Having said that, Kohli is the second highest run-scorer in the entire league just behind CSK's Suresh Raina and became the first batsman to score 4000+ runs in the league during RCB's most successful season in 2016. As talented and gifted as Kohli is, he can manage to get runs even in his sleep. What is to be yet seen is how the King uses the supporting cast around him to take his team to the top. 2. AB de Villiers View this post on Instagram #TB to when @abdevilliers17's brilliance propelled us to a victory against Delhi Daredevils! #ThrowBackThursday #TBT #PlayBold #Repost @royalchallengersbangalore • • • • • If not for the roof, this would have landed in Cubbon Park. #PlayBold A post shared by Royal Challengers Bangalore (@royalchallengersbangalore) on Mar 14, 2019 at 2:35am PDT De Villiers was RCB's main man before Virat Kohli took the throne. The South African's furious batting style combined with years and years of experience as the captain of one of the leading teams of the cricketing world, made him an ideal piece of the puzzle that the team's road to title victory really is. Even though Mr. 360° is not the dynamic hitter he once used to be, he still possesses a lot of command over his bat and is very much capable of bringing home wins against many of the franchises from this season's matchups. 3. Yuzvendra Chahal View this post on Instagram Your focus determines your reality! ðð@yuzi_chahal23 #MondayMotivation #PlayBold A post shared by Royal Challengers Bangalore (@royalchallengersbangalore) on Mar 10, 2019 at 9:51pm PDT Yuzi Chahal has grown as a cricketer by leaps and bounds in the past couple of years. Putting in hours of practice in his craft has earned him a high chair in the Indian cricket team as he looks to represent his nation in the upcoming World Cup. Being Bangalore's leading wicket-taker, Chahal has earned immense respect and trust in the eyes of the team management that retained the leggy for his sixth season in red and gold. While bowlers like Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar will be at Kohli's disposal, the captain will turn to Chahal in the hour of need and demand of him the ability to break partnerships. 4. Marcus Stoinis Skipper @imVkohli with our new joinee, @MStoinis. Maybe he wants him to save his best for the upcoming VIVO IPL when he dons the red and black at #Chinnaswamy! #PlayBold #AUSvIND https://t.co/VQXFLo3JxV — Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) November 22, 2018 Aussie Marcus Stoinis is probably one of those rare cricketers who are on the list of every fantasy cricket club owner. Having being named Australia's men's One-day International Player of the Year, the allrounder was a gem to look at as he hit big runs and scalped many wickets. A reliable player in general with the capacity to score runs on cue, Stoinis will be expected to go out there and perform on the same level as he does for his national cricket team. 5. Shimron Hetmyer Shimron Hetmyer is BOLD. We acquire him at INR 4.20 Cr!#PlayBold #BidForBold #IPLAuction — Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) December 18, 2018 Getting paid for absolutely dismantling the Men in Blue during the Windies' visit to India in October 2018, Hetmyer was signed up by the RCB for Rs. 4.20 crores as they outbid literally every other team present in that ballroom during the IPL auctions. Known as a run-machine, this 22-year-old plays the sport like there is no tomorrow. Boasting a scary strike rate of 142.42, the lefty has scored 517 runs in the 21 T20 matches he has played so far. If Hettie brings even a fraction of his game to RCB, his presence in the team will be a huge boost for Virat Kohli and the rest of the squad.
  15. As one of the original eight teams that were established for the first season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) first in 2008, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have had a lot of experience in the league but not the silverware to boast about through the years. While having made it to the IPL final in 2009, 2011 and 2016, RCB have never won the trophy. Ever since the beginning, the team has seen some brilliant players like Rahul Dravid, AB de Villiers, Kevin Pietersen and now Virat Kohli, lead the squad in red and gold but have failed to win the tournament even once, making it one of three original franchises to have never lifted the cup. Last year, in the franchise's eleventh season in the league, Virat Kohli's men consisted of an outstanding coaching staff. With former Kiwi skipper Daniel Vettori and Ashish Nehra as their bowling coaches and the World Cup winning coach for Team India, Gary Kirsten looking after the batting department, there was a lot of experience backing up RCB. The roster was loaded with big hitters like de Villiers, Brendon McCullum and King Kohli himself and a unique blend of spin and fast bowlers like Yuzvendra Chahal and Australia's Nathan Coulter-Nile, who are wicket-hungry and in their prime shape. However, despite all the experience, skills and talent aboard, the Royal Challengers were not as good as they appeared on paper. Injuries, bad judgement calls and the lack of team chemistry on their part made Bangalore one of the worst teams of the league that did not even qualify for the playoffs and were at the third last position on IPL's points table, just two points above the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), which was the worst team of them all. After their season ended on a rather forgettable note, Kohli expressed his displeasure with the team's performance in a tweet: I really believe in the concept of, "you either win or you learn". We fought hard and gave it our all but one thing is for sure, next season we definitely will bounce back stronger than ever with our learnings from this season. Take care. @RCBTweets #RCB #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/b0QM9chRAN — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 24, 2018 Kohli made a pledge to the RCB fans that they would look to make the necessary changes and try their best to be better this season and it looks like the management is dedicated to keeping that pledge. During the IPL auction ahead of the twelfth season of the league, RCB spent a total of Rs. 16.35 crores out of their purse of Rs. 18.15 crores on buying talents Shivam Dube (Rs 5cr), Shimron Hetmyer (Rs 4.2cr), Akshdeep Nath while retaining the core members of the team like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal. Squad: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Mandeep Singh
  16. Following their one-year suspensions in lieu to the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, Steve Smith and David Warner are raring to go for their respective franchises in the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), slated to begin from 23rd March. While Warner has already been seen in a video for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fans, Smith got a rousing welcome in the Rajasthan Royals (RR) camp. The picture you all have been waiting to see for so long! @stevesmith49 is back ð On a scale of 1 - #HallaBol, how excited are we Royals? pic.twitter.com/B7LtNcjI3x — Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 17, 2019 The Australian batting sensation was seen arriving in the Rajasthan camp, sporting a yellow turban and holding a placard that read: "Halla Bol Steve". Smith's photograph was later shared on Twitter by Rajasthan Royals with a caption: The picture you all have been waiting to see for so long! @stevesmith49 is back. On a scale of 1 - #HallaBol, how excited are we Royals?". After staying away from international cricket, Smith will be eager to come good for Royals in the upcoming season of the IPL in a bid to remain in contention for the ICC World Cup slot in the Australian team. Reuters He was supposed to lead the Royals last season, but the infamous ball-tampering saga in South Africa led to his suspension and, in turn, an unceremonious exit from India's cash-rich Twenty20 (T20) league. In his absence, India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was seen taking over the reins as captain and eventually leading Rajasthan to the playoffs last season. A thrilling contest between defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will kickstart the twelfth edition of the IPL on 23rd March. On the other hand, Rajasthan will begin their campaign when they take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on 25th March.
  17. Amitabh Bachchan might be 76, but there is a reason the man is still recognized as a legend. And no, we're not even talking about his acting chops here. When someone consistently keeps up - scratch that, gives youngsters a run for their money when it comes to style and fashion, that too at the age of 76, he must be doing something right. Big B just reminded us that he's the OG style icon once again, at Akash Ambani's wedding reception. He wore a simple kurta pyjama, but accessorized that with the most regal stole we've ever seen. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani We're in love with that black, white, silver, and blue striped stole, adorned with elaborately embroidered silver birds. Take a closer look here. © Viral Bhayani However, the credit here apparently goes to daughter Shweta Bachchan, because she is the one who chose her dad's outfit for the function, as mentioned by Big B himself in a heartwarming Instagram post. "Daughters are the best .. !! especially when she chooses what the Father should wear !!" - he wrote. © Instagram/Amitabhbachchan View this post on Instagram A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Mar 10, 2019 at 10:59am PDT We love the super relaxed vibe of the black kurta and ultra wide pyjamas. Whoever thinks style can't be effortlessly comfortable should learn a lesson right here. © Viral Bhayani Also, is it just us or Mr Bachchan's jawline looks incredible? Age clearly is affecting him like it affects wine! © Viral Bhayani All we can say is, Bravo, sir. Also, Shweta Bachchan probably should become a stylist because she clearly is a natural. *Claps*
  18. Unless you've been living under a rock, you must have seen or at least heard about every biker's favourite machine, the Royal Enfield. This is no ordinary bike. This sturdy ride is a first choice for many, but more than that it's an emotion of euphoria and zest for life. Now that we have established what a thrill it is to just own a Royal Enfield, imagine the adrenaline rush one would get performing daredevil stunts atop this strong bullet – Exciting isn't it! During the recent Republic Day parade, one brave woman joined the Dare Devil team of the Indian Army who have been performing stunts atop their Royal Enfield Bullet since the last 30 years and holds 24 records. Capt. Shikha Surabhi has never shied away because of fear. She has always owned her fears and braved them with a smile. And this Republic Day, being the only woman daredevil atop the Royal Enfield she made sure that the crowd sat back and took notice of the new face of the fearless women. In an interview with Indiatimes, Capt. Shikha Surabhi revealed her thoughts behind this historic moment and the thrill of riding the Royal Enfield Bullet 350cc. Watch this video and be amazed by her brave spirit.
  19. Sometimes, you really just can't help the expressions you make, and it happens even more when you're literally wrestling with someone. Then, the expression can be so funny that it turns you into a meme. That's exactly what happened to Brock Lesnar during a match on Sunday. During the WWE Royal Rumble match, Lesnar defeated his opponent Finn Balor via submission after just under nine minutes in the middle of the ring using his Kimura lock and a meme was born. His victory was also a victory for the internet as he had the most hilarious expression. When @BrockLesnar gets into THIS mode, there's no chance.#RoyalRumble #UniversalTitle pic.twitter.com/obA3DNYVi1 — WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2019 Yep, that one. At this point, I would honestly be disappointed if that didn't become a meme, but obviously, everyone came through. Here are the best ones: I can feel it. When you hit just your pinky toe against a nightstand in the dark.#RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/GCByaCHRAu — ColonelFancy (@ColonelFancy) January 28, 2019 Hmm, I'm hungry now. when mom says the pizza rolls are ready. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/ma2uNc5ebG — Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) January 28, 2019 Apparently. Once he goes into Brock face the match is pretty much done. pic.twitter.com/wJWJB7FbIo — ââºâ (ï¾´â½ï½)ï¾â (@Chocodrag0nfly) January 28, 2019 Yep. pic.twitter.com/OvwdLeBedn — Frankey Vegas ð³ð® (@FrankeyLowkey) January 28, 2019 Relatable. When your boss comes into your cube and you're on YouTube #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/Mfg2JiwwzY — Pat Bowlby (@producepat) January 28, 2019 Especially when it's something inedible. When you ask your dog what they're eating and they keep chewing #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/F8zECwFxFW — Aidan. (@AidanCunny_) January 28, 2019 And, then you get yelled at. When you try to sneak food at 2 am then all of a sudden hear your mom walking downstairs.....#RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/Uk6wmGwafS — Elijah Carey (@Elijahcarey98) January 28, 2019 So much talent. My Drawing of Brock lesnar pic.twitter.com/7ML5kMnc62 — Famous Artist (@ilyassking1) January 28, 2019 When anyone checks your browser history, tbh. When your girl checks your browser history #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/seJ0xfGxcs — Guy Manperson (@0N3L0V3) January 28, 2019 Too long. When the #RoyalRumble is going over five hours pic.twitter.com/oWp46ihq9K — Shawn Garrett (@ShawnGarrett) January 28, 2019 Honestly, the best. The greatest pro wrestling gif in the history of gifs, courtesy of Brock Lesnar. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/B2f4FRiJDj — R.Dream (@WWERDream) January 28, 2019 Sure. When the alarm clock hits after you watched 500 hours of #WWE the night before. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/aftCIDL5LY — Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) January 28, 2019 You're going to die. When you forget to take out the frozen chicken and mom sends you the "omw" text. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/toDEOhFYNe — Maverik (@OjedaE07) January 28, 2019
  20. Yes, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) asked the Indian fans to vote for Mahendra Singh Dhoni to make an appearance in the show's iconic pay-per-view, the Royal Rumble. The Rumble is one of the most watched and loved events of WWE's calendar year and is known for bringing in the 'who's who' of the business to the organisation or help the legends of the show that were out due to injuries or bad run with the crowd, make a comeback. However, this year, WWE tried to make something a lot bigger happen, especially for the millions and MILLIONS ('The Rock' reference) of their Indian fans, by putting up a vote to call Indian cricket team's MS Dhoni to make a Royal Rumble appearance this year. - Countdown to 1ï¸â£0ï¸â£ - Cue the music ð¶ - Surprise entry to the rumble... @msdhoni India, do you want to see our very own Mahi enter the #RoyalRumble match this Monday? — WWE (@WWEIndia) January 23, 2019 This innovative social media stunt follows a tweet uploaded by WWE superstar Paul Heyman who is the manager and spokesperson for wrestler, Brock Lesnar. The viral tweet was a 'not so subtle' jab at Cricket World Cup by Paul Heyman who jokingly asked for royalties as the former paraphrased his tagline 'Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat' which he uses to promote Lesnar. My most (in)sincere compliments to @cricketworldcup for promoting the amazing @msdhoni by paraphrasing my mantra for @WWE #UniversalChampion @BrockLesnar #EatSleepConquerRepeat. Our royalties may be paid in cash, check, stock or cryptocurrency. https://t.co/sGtIALzso1 — Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) January 18, 2019 Obviously, this was an attempt to promote the 2019 Royal Rumble in India which took place on Sunday evening and WWE seems to have struck the right chord with the Indian audience who not only voted but also replied with some hilarious tweets: @msdhoni is more of a bigger name than any wwe wrestler... He is worshiped by the millions & millions of his Fan Believe that..coz that's the bottom line..... — Sanjeev Jaiswal (@sj0007) January 25, 2019 WWE and heyman talking about Mahi is the best thing on Twitter ð — ACHIN (@achin_17) January 25, 2019 YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ðð»ð #MSDhoni KING'S of KING ð — à¥¤à¥¤ à¤à¤¦à¤¿à¤¤à¥à¤¯ राà¤à¥¤à¥¤ ð®ð³ (@imAditya_R) January 25, 2019 @WWE one treat for sure you will get if it happens ð 130 Crore population of ð®ð³ will turn their T.V sets on for #RoyalRumble and you can guess now how "Super Duper Hit" this show will be with such a big television ratings ðð@WWEUniverse #MSDhoni — Aryan Saini (@MeGreatAryan) January 25, 2019 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES, yha bhi maahi marega — Praveen Sachan (@Praveen30587488) January 25, 2019
  21. Even though Bollywood takes the cake in terms of fashion and glamour, the hidden gems (pun intended) are often found in the midst of the royalty. One such gem is the 'Maharaja of Jaipur', Padmanabh Singh. The young king, well-known as 'Pacho', is all of 20, but can effortlessly give the whole of Bollywood a run for its money when it comes to being a hardcore fashionista. From walking the ramps in Milan to being the cover star in the biggest fashion magazines to chilling with fashion stalwarts like Giorgio Armani, he does it all like it's no big deal (which for him, it's not, let's face it). He is also an avid Polo player and takes an interest in sports. Here are 10 pictures of him that prove that no one can come close when it comes to being a royal fashionista in the truest sense of the phrase. 1. There is a distinct old world charm about how he carries off a simple white outfit. Talk about being a fashionable rider! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tarun Khiwal (@tarun_khiwal) on Sep 6, 2018 at 11:01pm PDT 2. Old world charm part 2. He doesn't even look like he belongs to this era! That slick black plus that suit - it reminds us of the glorious '50s. (c) Behance 3. No one wears a tux anymore like the way it's meant to be worn, barring Pacho, of course. (c) Instagram/pachojaipur 4. A king from India or a seasoned fashion model? You decide. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Padmanabh Singh (@pachojaipur) on Jun 17, 2018 at 11:28am PDT 5. How gutsy do you have to be to even attempt those red socks? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Padmanabh Singh (@pachojaipur) on Jan 16, 2019 at 1:12am PST 6. Just casually tying the royal Safa on top of a Dolce & Gabbana ensemble. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joana de la Fuente (@joanadelafuente) on Sep 27, 2018 at 4:16am PDT 7. No one can pull off a green velvet Sherwani better. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tarun Khiwal (@tarun_khiwal) on Sep 6, 2018 at 9:47pm PDT 8. Stripes will forever be in and he knows it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tarun Khiwal (@tarun_khiwal) on Sep 6, 2018 at 6:31am PDT 9. You need to be on top of your game to look as royal in a plain white shirt and regular blue jeans. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tarun Khiwal (@tarun_khiwal) on Sep 6, 2018 at 5:05am PDT 10. And finally, one in his element. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Padmanabh Singh (@pachojaipur) on Sep 4, 2018 at 10:16pm PDT
  22. Men's fashion has been going through a revolution, that is all about being more inclusive. We saw Ranveer Singh pioneer this on a grand scale during his own wedding, and others have been following suit. Now, flowy garments for men, especially the 'Angrakha', has always been an intrinsic part of traditional Indian menswear, but it's only now that they are coming under the limelight. Sidharth Malhotra just wore one, designed by the brilliant Mr Rohit Bal, and rocked the ramp. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Doesn't he look majestic in that black and gold ensemble? We are in love with the black Sherwani dotted with gold embroidery. The quirky red detailing on top sets it apart as a statement piece. The piece belongs to Rohit Bal's latest collection, where he has used Indian flowers as the key element to bring out the best of Indian sartorial heritage. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani The black monochromatic Angrakha with a flowy frill detail complements the Sherwani perfectly, and the relaxed Pyjamas add to the royal elegance. © Viral Bhayani Coming to his footwear, we love the black velvet pair with the matching embroidery on top. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Interestingly, it was Sidharth's birthday, and what can possibly be a better birthday outfit?
  23. Like the famous Wallace Stevens' poem Disillusionment of Ten o' Clock, the tiny state of Goa tenders myriad different hues. So, what did I choose for my latest trip down the west coast? Biker. This choice offered me an insight into India's eccentric riding community, via Rider Mania, the world's largest gathering of Royal Enfield owners. The three-day festival rode the wave of the RE's brand new 650cc twins – Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental INT 650 – that were presented to India hours before the motorcycling extravaganza kicked off. I even hit tarmac astride both the bikes and they seemed nothing like any RE you would've ever ridden before. But more on that later. Royal Enfield/Alshaar I landed in Goa to dirt tracks and racing competitions on Day 1 of the festival to all sorts of Royal Enfields – from the custom vintage models to the more recent over-chromed 350s. There were vibrant custom helmet stalls, a testosterone-heavy beer drinking competition and a Maut ka Kuan that invoked a very familiar mela nostalgia from my childhood days growing up in small towns. Standing on one leg, a biker called Vinod Rawat stood out amidst this colourful bedlam. He lost the other limb when a truck ran him over at the tender age of six. Despite the efforts of doctors for the next six months, one of his legs had to be amputated owing to financial struggles. But a Mumbai hospital designed a special prosthetic leg for him when he was 27, and he has not looked back ever since. Royal Enfield/Alshaar He started the Convoy Control Club in 2010 for differently-abled riders, after facing rejection from other clubs due to his disability. Starting with three motorcyclists, the club now boasts of 120+ members. The youngest is 21 while the oldest are in their mid-50s. He took the stage to share his story at Rider Mania to an inquisitive audience. “In 2010, I was a part of Rider Mania and from then on I have always been a part of it,” he says. He has always ridden alone but receives whole-hearted backing from his family. “I have preferred Rider Mania to the other biking events because here you have everybody riding the Bullet. There is uniformity and everybody is on the same platform whereas other biker's music festivals have mixed bikes and hence there is a great disparity.” Royal Enfield/Alshaar His spirit reverberated in the beats of one of India's most promising young rappers Vivian Fernandes alias Divine, and his Gully Gang, on the main stage, later that night. “Sikander Vo Jo Jeeta Hain/Dilo Ko Beta Andar Se/Chhutkara Paoge Jhanjat Se/Mehnat Aur Thodi Mannat Se/Thakaan Aur Thodi Kismat Se/Par Moti Bante Kankad Se/Aarami Hogi Jannat Mein/Hum Pale Jaha Tu Matti Le/Iss Jungle Ki Kahani Mein,” he rapped the evening to a close. And after dark, what happens in Goa, stays in Goa. Royal Enfield/Alshaar More biker events awaited at the main arena on Day 2. But a quick meal at Sarah Todd's Antares later, I rode my Himalayan (borrowed from RE only for a day) to the RE Garage Café, in Baga. A friend had described the café's vibe to me as unruffled and laid-back. A mammoth industrial fan whirring overhead in the restaurant area was the epitome of this aura. Apart from an eatery, the café also has a merchandise and gear shop and more remarkably, a tiny motorcycle museum that houses prized machines, from the 1939 Flying Flea to the 1965 750cc Interceptor and more. The chief food curator Jamshed Madon is the face of this property that some Goans still refer to as the erstwhile J&A's Little Italy. And although I couldn't meet him on the day, his words from the launch, earlier this year, stayed with me. “It's a country- style kitchen for bikers and non-bikers alike. There's a lot of goodwill that has gone into the place. The goal is to reflect the local food and the food available on the road.” Royal Enfield/Alshaar The evening drew to a close with gigs from the likes of Su Real as I decided to spend it quietly by the Anjuna beach. But Is there ever a quiet evening when you're vacationing in Goa, I wonder. In the unexpected company of some old friends and a few new ones, the only colour I remember from the evening is black. How. Ever. I still woke up just in time for the big day. It was now time to ride the new motorcycles, in Goa's south-central village of Dona Paula. With the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) taking place in the background, it was me who felt like the real action hero as I first leaned into the corners first on the new Continental and then on the Interceptor. Having ridden the Himalayan over the weekend, these felt like massive upgrades. In fact, I'd even dare call them very very world-class. It wasn't very long ago that I was speeding on the latest Ducati Scrambler in Italy. Royal Enfield/Alshaar For starters, the Interceptor 650 features the styling ethos of a roadster in the classic mould, while the Continental GT is a cafe racer. Both the motorcycles use Royal Enfield's brand-new 648cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, which is surprisingly smooth and well-balanced (check out Kartik Singhee's Chaai ka cup test ICYMI ). Though unlike your usual REs, it also sounds brilliant thanks to the 270-degree firing order, even on the stock exhaust pipes. The new tubular double cradle frame, basic but competent suspension, excellent brakes and standard dual-channel ABS completes a rather thorough if basic package. And the big news is the incredible starting price of Rs 2.50 lakh for the Interceptor and Rs 2.65 lakh (both ex-showroom) for the Continental. There is no upside fork on the front nor is the engine liquid cooled. There aren't fancy electronics as well. But this duo will sell because it's RE and India loves it, just like Goa. It was my fifth trip to the Konkan state this year, and it remains to be a gift that keeps on giving. Still enough time for a sixth maybe? Royal Enfield/Alshaar
  24. 'Player Unknown's Battlegrounds' (PUBG) is refreshing its mobile version to a new season and it's called Royale Pass Season 4. The new season update was announced yesterday and it is now rolling out all users over-the-air. Keep in mind, PUBG Mobile Season 4 will not take season 3 rankings as well as scores into account which means that every user will start the new season with a clean slate and will have an equal opportunity to rise through the ranks in PUBG Mobile. © YouTube With the new update, players can complete daily and weekly missions to earn points and increase their rank as well as complete a certain number of missions every week to win additional crates and currency. While the gameplay has been tweaked and brings in loads of bug fixes. The Royal Pass gives players special benefits, including weekly challenges in which players are allowed to play up to the 100 RP level. Further, players can choose from the Elite Upgrade and Elite Upgrade Plus, which offer varying level-up benefits. © PUBG Corporation As far as weapons are concerned, the game now includes the M762 assault rifle that has three firing modes: single shot, triple shot, and full-auto. Its damage per second score is higher than the AKM with the rate of fire being close to that of Groza, but it all results in an even higher recoil. The M762 will be available in all the three maps- Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok. Sanhok map has received two new additions, this includes a scooter as well as dynamic weather. The developers have also added a hardcore mode to provide the same experience as PC. © PUBG Corporation In the hardcore mode, players won't have any visual cues or enemy footsteps indicator, players will also have to manually open doors, pick up weapons and reload their current weapon every time. The update also brings in more firearm finishes, rare outfits, new hairstyles, and character faces. Mission Cards have also been added and the redemption feature has been fine-tuned as well. To install the update, simply go to the Google Play Store (Android) or Apple App Store (iOS) and download the update. Fresh downloads mean that all new users will get the PUBG Mobile Season 4 automatically.
  25. Ranveer Singh's wedding outfit pictures are out, and every groom in the country right now is under a lot of pressure - if not for anything else - simply because of how extraordinary Ranveer looked as one. There is no outdoing him, ever, but more importantly, everyone is spellbound at how detail oriented all his outfits were. Clearly, a lot of thought went into the conceptualization of the theme, just like a true-blue Sabyasachi line, and here are 5 interesting elements that contributed to the royal appeal of the outfits. 1. Elephants © Instagram/Deepikapadukone Ranveer made an appearance at the airport right after his wedding, and wore a strikingly interesting Nehru jacket. His bright crimson jacket had elephant motifs all over, something that didn't come as a surprise to us because of Sabyasachi's love for the natural grandeur that India's fauna brings to the table. 2. Falcon © Instagram/Deepikapadukone Ranveer's Sindhi wedding ceremony saw the man embrace jewellery like no other groom ever did. He wore a neckpiece that had an enormous falcon pendant, encrusted with uncut diamonds and emeralds. Sabyasachi's heritage jewellery often portrays a design sensibility that is all about the wonders of nature. 3. Roses © Instagram/Deepikapadukone The colour scheme of Ranveer's entire wedding outfit line was based on the various hues of roses. Sabyasachi already has a section of outfits in his line dedicated to the richness of roses, that he calls 'Gulaab', and he just took it to the next level with this wedding. 4. Gold © Instagram/Deepikapadukone © Instagram/Deepikapadukone All the detailing in every outfit Ranveer wore during the wedding was gold-based. The rich, rustic opulence of gold helped bring out the regal aesthetic of all the princely outfits Ranveer donned - be it the Konkani wedding or the Sindhi. It all looked surreal! 5. Maroon & Green Jewels © Instagram/Deepikapadukone Tourmalines, Garnets, and Emeralds made their presence felt in Ranveer's outfits, apart from the uncut diamonds, of course. The precious to semi-precious stones in that particular colour scheme is royal, and masculine at the same time - which is an extension of Ranveer's personal style statement.
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