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  1. If you're not finding success in dating apps and are struggling to find a match, then there could be a lot of reasons behind it. But have you ever considered that the phone that you're using might be the reason? Yeah, it sounds absurd, but there's a new study out there which says that iPhone users tend to have more success on dating apps. Imagine the tech that you use affecting how dateable you are. This study is coming from CompareMyMobile and they say that using an iPhone can make you 76% more likely to receive a right swipe. The survey noted the BlackBerry users have the least chance. Looks like their chance of getting declined is almost the same as that of an iPhone user getting accepted. © Reuters Apple, as we all know, is most people's favorite brand to go for. In fact, the survey says that having an Apple Watch or a pair of AirPods will increase your chances further. It just makes you a happier person, apparently. In comparison, Android phones are not that good. Samsung phones can help increase your chances but other brands are not as desirable. Even cool brands like OnePlus and Sony's Xperia phones, sadly, can't help you score a date by increasing your chances. Is This For Real? © Unsplash Well, we're looking at a survey here so we're inclined to believe that there's indeed some depth to it. That being said, we don't recommend you blow up your date just thinking that owning an iPhone can do everything for you. Try to win them over with your dazzling smile, perhaps? After all, gadgets can only do so much to help make your life easier. Source: Forbes View the full article
  2. A reel villain Sonu Sood has turned into a real-life âmessiahâ for all the migrant workers as he is leaving no stone unturned for all those people who are finding it hard to sustain in the expensive metropolitan cities. He is going an extra mile for all those migrant workers who are stuck. Well, he has been able to do all of this as he has worked hard to earn a fortune. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@sonu_sood)According to reports, he is also one of the highest-paid stars in the industry. As per reports, Sonu Sood's net worth is estimated to be somewhere around Rs 130.339 crores. ($17 million). Well, he has been using fortune to support all these people who are in need. As he has earned this fortune, he has also invested in things that he likes. We did a bit of digging and we are listing 5 of expensive things that he owns. He might a âmessiahâ but also a star and a human being who has a normal life back at home. So after knowing his net worth, letâs take a look at the expensive things he has bought over the time in his career. 1. Porsche Panamera: Rs 1.49 Crore To Rs 2.57 Crore © cartrade Sonu Sood bought the Panamera a few years back and uses it for attending all the high profile events. The car he drives is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 250 Bhp. It comes in the price ranging between Rs 1.49 crore and Rs 2.57 crore. 2. Shakti Sagar Production House: Rs 1.7 Crore He opened his production house Shakti Sagar productions in 2016. According to reports, he invested 17 million or Rs 1.7 crore into making his own production house. 3. Moga Family Home: Renovated For Rs 20 Crore © Google, Labeled For Reuse Itâs Sonu Soodâs family home but it was he who renovated the whole house investing Rs 20 crore. In an interview with DNA, he told, âWe completely rebuilt our old home. In fact, no one can recognize it anymore. Every brick, every piece of furniture has been replaced.â He also added, âMy home in Moga has turned into something really special. It is my proudest achievement to date.â 4. His Spacious 2600 Sq Feet Apartment: Rs 20 crore View this post on InstagramThis is a very special moment for me! Shuttling between shoot locations leaves me with little time for my family; but then building a Dream Home for my sister was a dream I just had to fulfil. Brilliantly designed Furniture and Furnishings from @GodrejInterio simply elevated the look of the home. Canât wait to #MakeSpaceForLife and make some new memories with my sister and family at her new Home. @thetribalbox @basileaf @malvika_sachar @gautam_sachar_gots_A post shared by (@sonu_sood) He owns a luxurious 2,600-sq ft, four-bedroom hall apartment in Andheri, Mumbai. In an interview, Sonu stated why he has invested in this property. He said, âhave been living in Andheri for many years, even before my career took off and I love this place. All my friends are close by. My gym, my childrenâs schools, good restaurants, various shopping malls, and multiplexes, are all in the vicinity.â He got his house designed as per Vastu Shastra norms. 5. Mercedes Benz ML-Class: Rs 66.7 Lakh © viral bhayani He bought this way long back in time but he has still kept in top-notch condition. If you have been in Mumbai, you would have an idea that the actor uses it for his daily commute. To add, he also owns a hotel in Juhu that he has currently given as a quarantine facility View the full article
  3. Since its inception, Bollywood has allowed scores of aspiring actors to try their luck in front of the camera, and in turn given Hindi movie-lovers some invaluable artists. However, while many of those actors come out with all guns blazing and create a lot of buzz in their wake, they fail to keep the excitement up and eventually fizzle out. Here are 10 such Bollywood actors, who started out as great successes in the industry before their promising careers hit rock-bottom. 1. Rahul Roy © Vishesh Films The year 1990 saw a young man becoming an overnight star after Aashiqui hit the silver screens. The film became such a massive success, people had great hopes from its lead pair, especially Rahul Roy who had shown a lot of promise. However, he failed to keep up his good work in the following years, and soon faded out of memory. 2. Kumar Gaurav © Pinterest Much like Rahul Roy, Kumar Gaurav too touched the heights of glory with his debut movie Love Story. The film became a blockbuster and people pinned their hopes on this second generation star-in-the-making. However, none of Kumar Gauravâs following stints made an impact at the box office, and soon enough he vanished from the industry and turned into a businessman. 3. Imran Khan © Pinterest Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na was such a perfect Bollywood debut for Imran, girls literally craved for a best friend (and more) like Rats! Yet, despite the filmâs tremendous success and Imran winning Filmfareâs Best Male Debut award, Imran failed to charm the audience once again. He worked with some pretty big names in the industry, but failed to keep up and eventually ran out of work. 4. Dino Morea © imdb People remembered this supermodel turned actor from his appearance on the TV show Captain Vyom. And while Dinoâs debut film Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi wasnât a huge success, Dinoâs moment of glory finally came with Raaz. But even that remained an one-off good luck. Despite trying his hands in various movie genres, Dino couldnât impress the audience and soon disappeared from the limelight. 5. Govinda © Quora Once a mega-star of his time, nobody had seen Govindaâs downfall coming. He worked hard to keep up with the changing times, but fell short every time. At one point it was reported that the former hit maker was going through a major financial crisis and was struggling to get by. From starting his own production company to acting in B-grade films, Govinda did it all until he disappeared. 6. Aftab Shivdasani © Facebook Aftab Shivdasani Another promising newcomer movie-lovers had high hopes from was actor Aftab. His debut film Mast turned out to be such a popular film, people expected Aftab to reach great heights. However, he couldnât land any successful lead roles, and ended up starring in multi-starrer films. Yet, despite trying to stay in the limelight, the audience doesnât really care about him anymore. 7. Priyanshu Chatterjee © T-Series This one probably broke a million hearts because following the massive response Priyanshu received for his debut in Tum Bin people swore the actor was meant for great things. However, although he landed a few good movies over time, no other film had a similar impact on the audience. Although still active in the movie industry, Priyanshu couldnât cash in on his initial success to its fullest potential. 8. Kunal Kapoor © BCCL Despite a supporting role in Rang De Basanti, Kunal Kapoor caught a lot of peopleâs attention. Aslam was such a believable character; the audience took to him instantly. Many waited to see what more this convincing actor would offer in the future. But unfortunately, Kunal fell short of peopleâs expectations and couldnât really make a mark as a lead actor. Although he did a few decent roles as a supporting actor, thatâs all the success he has seen in his career so far. 9. Shiney Ahuja © imdb When Shiney made his 2003 debut with Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, it earned him Filmfareâs Best Male Debut award. And although he went on to do a number of films in the future; none was as impactful as his debut, barring a few films such as Life In A Metro and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. And well, the rest of his Bollywood plans were laid to rest after he was convicted in a rape case. 10. Shreyas Talpade © Wikipedia Although he started out as a Marathi TV actor, Shreyasâ Bollywood moment came with Iqbal. The movie was a critical and commercial hit, and established Shreyas as an actor to watch out for. Although he followed it up with films like Dor, Om Shanti Om, Golmaal Returns and the like, he messed up his chances by opting for some pretty shitty movies. Not only did that compromise his credibility as an actor, but also took away the glory he could have bagged. Do you have a favourite of your own on this list? Let us know how you felt when they didnât live up to their potential. View the full article
  4. The relentless effort of the Indian government to bring back the Indian citizens from abroad continues to be in full swing. Being considered one of the largest expatriation exercises run by any country, India has been at the forefront of the rescue mission of thousands of Indians stranded across different countries amid the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus. So far, India has managed to bring back 6037 stranded citizens from 12 foreign countries in the last five days under the Vande Bharat Mission, according to reports. Thatâs a phenomenal feat, considering the testing time all of us are collectively going through. © IndiainChicago Twitter However, the passengers on these special repatriation flights run by the national carrier have to pay their own fares and register with Indian high commissions or embassies or on specified government websites before they are picked up for the return journey home. Following the strict COVID-19 rules, all the returnees have to go through mandatory screening and even testing at some locations before they are cleared for the flights. They also have to go through mandatory quarantine at their own cost in facilities designated by the government upon their return. View the full article
  5. Bollywood is a churning machine of talent and while "catch ém while they are young" is the mantra for a lot of successful actors in the industry, some of the most talented people in the industry managed to find major success only after the age of 40. Here is the list of five actors who have proved that age has got nothing to do with talent: 1. Boman Irani No one could go back to what would have become of the Munnabhai franchise without the presence of this talented actor who began his career in the industry only after he was 40 years of age. View this post on InstagramNavroze Mubarak to one and all!!!!! For the first time on Navroze Iâm not at a Parsi Natak. On our terrace instead. Will go down and spend the evening with family. Not a bad idea at all. The terrace however displayed a rather crisp and pastel skyline. A positive takeaway from all this. So once again. NAVROZE MUBARAK. One more thing. Whatsapp forwards spread a disease called Panic. We know what to do. So just do it. Stay home with family and take the prescribed precautions. Soap, distance and smile. They arenât very tough to follow.A post shared by (@boman_irani)2. Adil MishraHe got some attention in the 2010 Ishqiya but after a few blink and miss performances, he was nowhere to be seen until English Vinglish happened. After some strong performances in Life Of Pi and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Adil is now a favourite amongst the new age directors. © Twitter 4. Pankaj TripathiA man who performs with grace par excellence, he has had his fair share of struggle in the industry but at the age of 43, life has come full circle and itâs the beginning of a new innings for him. View this post on Instagramमà¥à¤°à¥ à¤à¥à¤µà¤¨ à¤à¤¾ हासिल हॠ, à¤à¥à¤°à¥ à¤à¤°à¤«à¤¼à¤¾à¤¨ à¤à¥ सà¤à¤ à¤à¤ दà¥à¤¶à¥à¤¯ à¤à¤°à¤¨à¤¾à¥¤A post shared by (@pankajtripathi)5. Piyush MishraThis gem of talent is not just a brilliant actor, but his creative bursts have given us some beautiful sonnets and poetry. He has been in the industry since the time of Pardes, but at 57, he is more known than he ever was in life. View this post on InstagramThe Slow Interview with Neelesh Misra. Out Now on YouTube. Link in the bio. #TheSlowInterview #NeeleshMisra #PiyushMishra @neeleshmisra @gaonconnection @intambooA post shared by (@officialpiyushmishra) View the full article
  6. The popularity of women athletes is on the rise and some of Indiaâs very own ladies are leading the movement from the front. Not more than 11 days ago, the Indian womenâs cricket team became a part of a historic day when 86,174 cricket fans visited the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch the final of the ICC Womenâs T20 World Cup between the Women in Blue and the Aussies. What. A. Day. pic.twitter.com/bJrAM2trQt â ICC (@ICC) March 17, 2020 There is another womenâs team around the block that has been very impressive at the international level and is making the country proud - the Indian womenâs hockey team. Recently, the squad has been in excellent form, thanks to the âchange in attitudeâ that has come about in the locker room according to striker Navneet Kaur. India off to a flying start at the Hockey Women's Asian Champion Trophy with a convincing 4-1 win over Japan, courtesy a hat trick by Navneet Kaur. Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/ulzxGM1iiT â The Bridge (@TheBridge_IN) May 13, 2018 Kaur, who has been one of the most significant members of the team and a primary reason behind the growth of womenâs hockey in the country in the recent days, believes that this has happened to the team because of gaining self confidence and moving away from fear under the leadership of Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne. "Earlier, we feared playing against top teams like Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia. We lacked that match-winning confidence and this was perhaps why many teams even considered us as underdogs," explained Kaur in a Hockey India press release. Indian Hockey Men's & Women's teams qualify for 2020 #TokyoOlympics. pic.twitter.com/6KguM3nsOf â All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) November 3, 2019 But over the last two years in particular, there has been a major shift in how the team prepares against a tough opponent. "Apart from winning important matches, I think there are a lot of other factors that have contributed to this change and one of them being Chief Coach Sjoerd's style of play. He likes aggression, he has instilled that belief in us that we are a team that can play with good speed in our attack," she said. "The Chief Coach always tells us it's not over until the last whistle. Even during the half-time of the Olympic Qualifiers, he said we will begin the third quarter as though the scores are 0-0. We have been instilled with that fighting spirit," she explained. © Twitter/Sjoerd Marijne Another reason that has added to the team trusting in themselves is the significant improvement in their fitness. "I also believe our improvement in fitness has been another big factor. Every girl (including new comers) is aware of the importance of fitness, recovery and diet. Apart from this, small things like support staff encouraging us to improve internal communication, point out openly in meetings about what we can do differently in training sessions etc, these things make us feel bold and confident," added Kaur who scored a total of 10 goals in 2019. The team is grouped in Pool A for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games where they will play against top ranked teams like the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland apart from South Africa. Indian women hockey player Lalremsiami's father expired when India was to play a crucial semifinal at Hiroshima that would determine if India's Olympics dream would be alive. She told coach, 'I want to make my father proud. I want to stay, play and make sure India qualifiesð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/V9tlE84z4K â Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 23, 2019"We will play our first match against the Netherlands at the Olympics and quite frankly, we are really excited to play against them because we have not faced them in the past. We don't fear playing against these teams and are focused on preparing well. We are currently undergoing a week-long recovery which involves light gym session, stretching and swimming pool recovery. Resting well is also emphasised before we resume intense training from next week," she added. Having said that, the road to the Tokyo Olympics has approached a rather unique impasse. Due to the ongoing coronavirus scare, qualifying rounds for multiple sports have been called off, but more importantly, it continues to be unclear whether or not the quadrennial tournament will even happen. Nonetheless, it is great to watch the womenâs hockey team finally get all the recognition they deserve and make the most out of it. View the full article
  7. Out of action since India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019, the former captain of the Men in Blue, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be making a comeback to the game of cricket when he leads Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from Mach 29. A solid defence to start the proceedings as his name echoes. #WhistlePodu #ChinnaThala #SuperGrind pic.twitter.com/Ik7DwHRdJT â Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 3, 2020 Second only Rohit Sharma as the most successful captain in the Indian T20 league, with three championships under his belt, Dhoni, almost made it to the top last year had it not been the brilliance of Mumbai Indians veteran, Lasith Malinga who bowled a slower ball as the final delivery. As a former skipper and one of the leading cricketers of the league, Dhoni has achieved a family status with the city of Chennai. They call him âThalaâ and give him a kingâs welcome every year he returns for the tournament. ROAR your whistles loud and clear𥳠Thala MS Dhoni is back in action after a long wait of 264 days! #WhistlePodu #Yellove @ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/jCuoKo6ca5 â Whistle Podu Army ® - CSK Fan Club (@CSKFansOfficial) March 2, 2020 In an interview with Star Sports, Dhoni spoke about how the city and the franchise has kept his feet on the ground despite all the success that he has had in the yellow jersey. "This journey started in 2008, CSK has helped me improve in everything whether it was being a human being or being a cricketer, handling situations that are tough both in and out of the field and how to be humble once you are doing well," Dhoni said. He also touched upon why the CSK fans refer to him as âThalaâ: "'Thala' basically means brother, so for me, it's more the abstract of the fans, the love and affection towards me is the reflection of that. Whenever I am in Chennai or down South they never call me by my name they address me as 'Thala' and the moment someone calls me Thala they are showing their love and respect but at the same time he is a CSK fan," he added. Once Dhoni teams up with Sharma and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli in the IPL All-Star game on March 25, the âWhistle Poduâ army will take on their legacy rival in Mumbai Indians in the season opener at the Wankhede stadium. #IPL2020 All Star match likely to be held on March 26th. First team from North & East : KXIP, RR, DC and KKR Second team from South & West : CSK, MI, SRH and RCB MSD, Kohli and Hitman in one team. Who will lead? â VIVO IPL 2020 (@IPLCricket) January 28, 2020 As far as the 38-year-oldâs form with the bat and his athleticism behind the wicket is concerned, Mahi might take a couple of games to shake the rust off but he continues to remain one of the fittest athletes to play for the senior team ever and he will get back to his usual self. Former Indian batting coach, Sanjay Bangar also feels that the wicket-keeper batsman would need to play a few knocks before he gets his rhythm back: "It is tough to find the rhythm initially but it can also be a huge advantage because when you are playing international cricket, the amount of pressure that you are under, you sort of get into a tunnel vision with regard to various responsibility and the needs of the team," said Bangar. "So from a player perspective if he (Dhoni) has taken a break for 6-7 months, he has a good chance to rediscover, refresh and reinvent," he added. View the full article
  8. Rahul Dholakia directorial 'Raees' starring Mahira Khan and Shah Rukh Khan hit the screens in 2017
  9. Pakistan last hosted a major ICC tournament (the World Cup) in 1996. — Photo: FileBuoyed by successfully hosting Sri Lanka and convincing Bangladesh to tour as well, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has now set its sights on bringing a major cricket tournament to the country. Manu Sawhney, the chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), is expected in Pakistan on a two-day visit from Jan 22 to 23. Daily Jang, citing its sources, has reported that PCB officials will explore the possibility of bringing a major ICC tournament to Pakistan between 2023 and 2031. The Urdu daily further states that there will be eight men’s and as many women’s ICC tournaments during the nine-year period mentioned above. The same time period will also accommodate four U-19 tournaments. The PCB, in the light of its recent achievements, is hoping to have done enough to gain the trust of the rest of the cricketing world. And although decisions on tournament rights are decided in ICC meetings, the PCB is planning to lay the groundwork when Sawhney visits Pakistan next week. The PCB has set up Sawhney’s meetings with federal minister Fehmida Mirza as well as officials of the interior ministry. He will also be given a security briefing. The exercise, the PCB believes, will help it in bringing top cricketing nations to Pakistan, while its long-term target remains on securing the right to host a major tournament. Pakistan last hosted a major ICC tournament (the World Cup) in 1996. In 2008, it hosted the Asia Cup — an event regulated by the Asian Cricket Council.
  10. If there were to exist a guide book titled 'The Ultimate Trick To Be The Best Employee', an age-old, unsaid directive to be found sporadically in the book would be to work overtime and therefore 'get noticed' for working long and hard (regardless of how inaccurately that might describe what you do 'after hours' at work). For years, something along the lines has been drilled into our heads that working long hours at work automatically translates into working more, and therefore earns you extra points for that promotion you're eyeing. © Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment But guess what? A recent study conducted by a Canadian research company claims that working late will earn you a lot more than a good appraisal and early promotion. It will only escalate your chances of falling prey to hypertension aka high blood pressure. Well, that's quite a hefty price to pay to get into the good books of your manager, won't you say? Reports have shown that hypertension is one of the leading causes of more than 82,000 deaths every year in America alone. Even the findings of the study reiterate the fact that working hours do affect an individual's health. Compared to those who worked less than 35 hours a week, the study found that working 49 or more hours makes the latter bunch susceptible to high blood pressure by 70 per cent! © Excel Entertainment Now, given that you can recall what basic biology lessons taught us, high blood pressure means that a person is more vulnerable to suffer a stroke, get a heart attack or even a heart failure for that matter besides losing their vision, or suffering from a kidney or sexual dysfunction! Now, these surely are matters of great concern and shouldn't be taken lightly. Akshat, who is currently working with an Australian MNC in Gurgaon, has been putting in extra hours at work for a long time, and though he says he hasn't got much to lose, he did have some health concerns on more than a few occasions. © Yash Raj Films Why is it then that we continue to push ourselves, and bring our body to the edge by working long hours? Current trends across the corporate sector shows that performance and results have taken precedence over staying back at work to clock extra hours. Instead of doing any good, nowadays it is often seen as inefficiency to stay back after working hours to finish the job. Since time is of the essence nowadays, it is expected that employees will perform to their full potential within the allotted time, so as to not only save the company's resources but also get things done in time. © Yash Raj Films Even the mindset of team managers has already undergone necessary changes to further this work culture within their teams. Many managers now evaluate their team members' true worth based not only on their extra hours at work, but instead the performance and result they yield in the long run. So, perhaps it's time that we revisit and revise our future strategies to get that promotion and/or appraisal without putting our health (and life) on the line. Because no matter what others tell you, nothing is truer than the fact that 'jaan hai to jahan hai'. View the full article
  11. CAPE TOWN: Ben Stokes returns to the scene of one of his most spectacular performances but the circumstances are different going into the second Test between England and South Africa at Newlands on Friday. Four years ago, Stokes thrashed 258 off 198 balls in a brutal display of power-hitting, collecting 11 sixes and sharing in a world Test record sixth wicket partnership of 399 with Jonny Bairstow, whose 150 not out from 191 balls was scarcely pedestrian. England went into that match 1-0 up in a four-Test series which they went on to win. This time they are the team needing to catch up after losing the opening encounter in Centurion. South Africa were captained by Hashim Amla, who effectively acknowledged his lack of aptitude for the job by resigning from it after the match despite making a double century of his own to ensure a high-scoring draw. On this occasion it is England's captain, Joe Root, who is under pressure because of his team's poor recent record away from home. Stokes, then, was on his way to becoming England's talisman, a status which he cemented during 2019, which ended with him being awarded an OBE in Britain's New Year honours list. Bairstow, though, has gone backwards. He seems unlikely to play at Newlands this time after failing with one and nine at Centurion, where he only played because of Ollie Pope's illness. Bonanza for battersNewlands in 2016 provided an unusually benign pitch for batters, with both teams scoring over 600 in a first innings which only ended late on the fourth day. It is the only one of the most recent 11 Test matches at Newlands, going back to 2011, to have ended in a draw. South Africa have won nine of the other ten, losing once. Totals over 400 have been rare, with only four instances other than the 2016 run feast. There is a new groundsman but it seems reasonable to expect a fair contest between bat and ball this time around. After winning the first Test in Centurion by 107 runs, South Africa are likely to make one forced change with opening batter Pieter Malan expected to win his first cap in place of the injured Aiden Markram. England opted to go into the first Test without a spinner but Newlands is a ground where spin bowlers are usually needed. It is a dilemma for England, with Jack Leach having been ill virtually since the team's arrival. Although he is now reportedly recovering and out of quarantine he is unlikely to be considered match fit. Leg-spinner Matt Parkinson was unimpressive in two warm-up matches and off-spinner Dom Bess, flown out on standby because of the illness in the camp, could be selected, possibly ahead of veteran fast bowler James Anderson. England's most potent fast bowler, Jofra Archer, did not bowl during net practice at Newlands on Wednesday because of a sore right elbow although he was able to bat and take part in fielding drills, according to a team spokesperson. Possible teamsSouth AfricaFaf du Plessis (captain), Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, and Anrich Nortje EnglandJoe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wkt), Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, and Stuart Broad UmpiresKumar Dharmasena (SRI), Paul Reiffel (AUS); TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL) Match refereeAndy Pycroft (ZIM)
  12. Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh garnered a lot of attention from all across the country in 2019. Despite being criticized for the content, the movie did amazingly well in almost all the circuits of the country and at the box office. It turned out to be a blockbuster, grossing more than Rs 300 crores. And it's because of the success of the movie that Shahid would now be able to pay for the house he bought in Worli, Mumbai. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on May 8, 2019 at 12:20am PDT In an interview with Hindustan Times, Shahid was asked if he thinks that success has come at the right time for him. On this, he said, “It's never a wrong time for the right thing (smiles). Whenever it comes, it's welcome and I am thankful. Let me be very honest, I have just bought a house in Worli, and I need to pay for it, so I am very happy that I got a successful film (laughs). People see actors differently but we also have the same issues that every other person faces ke, ghar chalana hai aur family ko accha ghar dena hai and acchi life deni hai. So, I felt very relieved that now, hopefully, I will be able to pay for the house that I have bought.” © T-series According to earlier reports, Shahid had bought the duplex for Rs 56 crores. He paid Rs 2.91 crore as stamp duty to the government for registration. The house will be spread across 728.46 square meters and includes a spacious balcony area of 40.88 square meters. The flat is on a high-rise, called Three Sixty West's 42nd and 43rd floors. Coming back to Kabir Singh, Shahid plays the role of a hot-headed surgeon whose life changes after his break up with his ladylove and he goes into a self-destructive mode. The actor has been appreciated for his acting as he was quite convincing on the big screen. 2020 also looks promising for the actor as he is all set to play a cricketer in Jersey, the Hindi remake of the Telugu sports drama of the same name. The film will hit the theatres on August 28, 2020. View the full article
  13. Janhvi Kapoor on how she feels about Sara Ali Khan's success and their comparisons // Photo: Vogue Bollywood newbies Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan both entered the industry around the same time, and for that reason the two divas are continuously being pitted against each other. Appearing on Neha Dhupia’s chat show, the Dhadak actor addressed just that, voicing out her opinion and how she feels about the perpetual comparison she has to face at the hands of the media. “I think that we will all make our place in this industry,” she said. Furthermore, speaking about the 24-year-old Kedarnath actor and the soaring success and glory she is currently enjoying with several big projects lined up for her and acclaimed directors eyeing her for big roles, Janhvi makes sure to use her as a source of motivation. “Things panned out well for her with the decisions she made and for me with the decisions she made and the decisions I made so..I get motivated when I see her. There is so much to learn from her, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria,” she added. On the work front Janhvi is currently shooting for Dostana 2 with Kartik Aaryan and will soon be kick starting work on Karan Johar’s Takht as well.
  14. Rajkummar Rao has, time and again, proven his mettle through his stellar acting skills and with his dedication in every role he plays. The actor has given us several reasons to praise him through his portrayal of different characters with such excellence. From Trapped to playing the role of an evil genius in Judgementall Hai Kya, Rajkummar has majorly evolved in terms of his career. © Viacom Motion Pictures However, success did not come to him overnight, as it wasn't that easy for the actor to make it big in the industry. In an interview with Pinkvilla, the actor revealed that there were times when he would have only Rs 18 in his account. “It used to be tough times for me. I come from a very humble middle-class background and there was a time in school when I didn't have money and my teachers paid my school fees for two years,” he said. © Balaji Motion Pictures “When I came to the city, we were living in a really small house. I was paying Rs 7000 of my share which I thought was too much. I needed around 15-20000 every month to survive and there were times I would get a notification that I have only 18 rupees left in my account. My friend would have 23 rupees,” Rao added. View this post on Instagram Dazzling away for #GarbaNight in Ahmedabad wore @mmalhotraworld and @dune_london tassel loafers! Styled by @thetyagiakshay Assisted by @mayuri_1192 @arpitajoshii #rajkummarrao #festive #MIC #stylefile #akshaytyagiforstylecell #dazzletassel #MadeInChina A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Oct 6, 2019 at 5:35am PDT Those who have stayed in Mumbai would totally relate to what Rajkummar went through in the initial days of his struggle period. He also shared, “There's a friend of mine - Vinod - who's also an actor and we used to travel for auditions on our bikes. I knew nothing about the presentation - of how to look, what to wear. With the pollution around, we would just get down and clean other's faces with rose water and think that it's the best version of ourselves.” On the work front, Rajkummar is all set to entice his fans with his upcoming movie, Made In China. Are you excited to see the movie? Tell us in the comments below.
  15. Arguably one of the biggest names in the world of football, Lionel Messi has won pretty much everything a player can dream of in the sport. From goal-scoring records to winning coveted trophies, Messi's brilliance on the pitch often leaves other footballers looking mediocre. Over the years, the Argentine has dominated football on the back of his unbelievable skills. And, he is showing no signs of slowing down. At the age of 32, while many footballers begin contemplating their retirement, Messi seems to be aging like fine wine, raking in one award after another. More recently, the Barcelona talisman won the 2018/19 Golden Shoe in a star-studded ceremony at the Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm, Spain. A staggering 36 goals last season saw Messi claiming his sixth overall and third consecutive Golden Shoe award. In the process, he became the first ever footballer to win the coveted award a record six times. Adding yet another piece of silverware to his envious trophy cabinet, Messi went on to take a dig at his arch-nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who don't shy away from boasting about their personal feats. © Reuters "I'd rather people talk about me. I know what I am, what I did and what I can give, but I keep it to myself. People can have their say. I don't like to talk about myself, I like to talk about the collective," Messi, who rarely talks about his achievements, was quoted as saying by Marca. Asked if he sees himself evolving over time into a midfielder, Messi said: "I don't know, it depends on how it goes. Now I usually drop myself deeper (on the pitch) to receive and be in contact with the ball and the midfield. I don't know what will happen in the future". "You realise yourself how long you can continue (playing). I'll find out over time. I'll be the first to say, 'I've come this far and I can't do it anymore,' or that I feel good to carry on. Over the years I will find that out," the Argentine responded on how long he can or will continue playing. © Reuters The Barcelona forward was also all praise for Virgil van Dijk and revealed what makes the Liverpool defender difficult to beat. "He is a defender who knows how to judge his timing and wait for the right moment to challenge or jockey [the attacker]. He is very fast and big, but he has a lot of agility for his height. He is fast because of its great stride, and he is impressive both in defence and attack because he scores lots of goals," Messi said. Unlike his rival Ronaldo who has played in the Premier League, La Liga and now Serie A, Messi has spent the entirety of his career to date at Barcelona where he has won numerous trophies and shattered multiple records. Despite having many chances to move elsewhere, Messi has often stressed that he never had any intentions of moving away from Camp Nou. "Everyone looks for their targets and their experiences. I never had the need to leave the best club in the world, that Barcelona are, and where I enjoy training, games and the city. (The city to club dynamic) is very complete and I was always sure about the targets at this club (rather than going to) look for it elsewhere," Messi, showcasing his loyalty to the Spanish giants, said.
  16. Ahead of this year's World Boxing Championships, when Manju Rani was leaving for Ulan-Ude in Russia, the 19-year-old promised her mother Ishwant Devi that she will return home with a medal - a promise she fulfilled in style. Making her debut at the coveted World Championships, the young Indian boxer ended her campaign with a silver medal after losing the light flyweight (48kg) final to Russia's Ekaterina Paltceva. Having missed out on the gold medal, Manju was a bit disappointed when she made a video call to her mother and said: "Maa...mai gold nahi jeet pai (I couldn't win a gold medal)". But, despite her loss in the all-important final, she was nothing short of impressive on her World Championships debut. © Twitter/@BFI_official She was the lone Indian boxer to enter the finals of the tournament after experienced campaigners like MC Mary Kom (51kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) lost their respective semifinals bouts and settled for bronze medals. She also matched the heroics of her idol Mary, who had also reached the World Championships final on debut back in 2001. But, Manju's journey to the World Championships silver has been nothing short of a miracle. Just two years ago, Manju was nowhere in the national reckoning, let alone being a medal hope at the coveted tournament in Russia. A loss in the 2017 Rohtak district championships made everyone believe that she was not even good enough at the state or district level. It was the time when her mother recalled the inhibitions of her late father, who served as a Havaldar in the Border Security Force (BSF) before his untimely demise because of liver cancer in 2010, about Manju's career choice as a professional boxer. With no means of income other than a small pension, Manju's mother was already facing an uphill battle in putting food on the table while raising five children of her own and another two of a relative in the Rithal village of Haryana's Rohtak district. © Twitter/@BFI_official And, with Manju's unfavourable results in boxing, her mother thought it would probably be wise to pull her daughter away from the sport. But, just like every hero has a supporting pillar, Manju found hers in Saheb Singh Narwal - the only person who trusted the young Indian boxer to come good one day. Narwal had been a hockey and kabaddi player himself and coached the young kids of his village in the latter sport. And, boxing happened only by chance. When the Haryana government issued the SPAT (Sports and Physical Aptitude Test) scholarship program, Narwal's coaching helped 22 youngsters in securing the scholarship. As per the state government policy, a professional coach was sent to their village to train the youngsters. As it turns out, the coach allotted to Rithal - Sube Singh Beniwal - was a boxing instructor who insisted that the children learn to box. Despite his initial concerns about boxing, Narwal embraced the sport and offered up a piece of his own land to set up a small training centre. As the allotted coach Beniwal imparted boxing lessons to the children, Narwal, too, learned the sport. From observing Beniwal in the training sessions, visiting boxing academies in Bhiwani to watching boxing videos, Narwal taught himself the art of boxing. © Twitter/@BFI_official Irrespective of a rudimentary setup and coach who was learning the sport simultaneously, there was no shortage of results for the trainees at the academy. Even after Beniwal got promoted to a job away from Rithal, Narwal began coaching on his own and the medals continued to flow. And, as the skills of the young boxers improved, Narwal continued to do what he could to help them grow. He took a house adjacent to the Rajiv Gandhi stadium in Rohtak where he felt the girls could benefit from better facilities and competition. Next to his house, on a neem tree, he hangs a heavy bag which the children use to practice. And, none of this was cheap. "He doesn't charge a single rupee for any of the training he provides. He pays for their kit and gloves on his own. The car in which he took all the girls for the local competition is now completely broken down," Sunil Kumar, whose daughter trains with Narwal told ESPN. But, Narwal isn't worried about the expense. © Twitter/@BFI_official "Money is always an issue. I've sold off two plots of my family's farmland to pay for the coaching and travel and rent. There are times when I've had no money to pay for my next month's expenses but I've never worried too much about these things. If you worry about how you are going to do things, you won't ever do anything," he was quoted as saying by ESPN. For someone who values the future of his trainees, Narwal gets help from unexpected sources. A religious charitable trust near Rithal provides 30 litres of milk each day. A wealthy relative provided vehicles that allowed the children to travel to competitions across the state. A neighbour in Rohtak, who was a Railways coach, provided the equipment. And, all of those things combined to help Narwal nurture the talents of young children including Manju who remains one of his most prized pupils. She was among the first to join Narwal's SPAT training program and later showed great determination to make a name for herself as a boxer. And, Manju wouldn't be in the place she is, if it wasn't for Narwal. © Twitter/@BFI_official It was Narwal who took Manju along when he moved to Rohtak city. It was Narwal who pleaded with the coaches at the National Boxing Academy in Rohtak to enrol her as a day scholar. He was even urged them to take Manju ahead of his own daughter. It was Narwal who convinced her to continue her dreams as a boxer when she was gutted by her shortcomings in competitions. At a time, when no one believed in Manju, Narwal did. And, his faith seems to be paying off brilliantly. On the podium, when Manju was honoured with the silver medal around the neck, the whole country felt proud. So, as we celebrate Manju's exploits in the ring, Narwal, too, with his sacrifices and support behind the scenes in nurturing and grooming young talents like her, deserves the credit for the rise of his pupil on the international stage. For every Manju India seeks in future, there is an imminent need for a Narwal.
  17. Despite participating in the tournament since its advent in 1975, New Zealand are yet to lift the coveted trophy. But, under the leadership of Brendon McCullum, the Kiwis came mighty close to clinching the World Cup title in 2015, but a seven-wicket loss at the hands of Australia left them heartbroken. Irrespective of their previous failings, Kane Williamson-led New Zealand has been in good form and are still one of the top contenders for the World Cup title this year. Their 15-man squad is comprised of proven match-winners who are more than capable of powering them to the all-important final of the ICC spectacle. In Williamson and Ross Taylor, the Kiwis have enough experience which adds stability to their batting order. And, the likes of Tim Southee and Trent Boult are more than capable of running through the opposition's batting line-up. May the wicket provide some turn, their spin duo of Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi can also come in handy. On paper, New Zealand undoubtedly look solid and fit the profile of a top contender. But, if the Kiwis intend to script a successful campaign, the following five players must come to the party: Trent Boult © Reuters Owing to his ability to move the ball both ways even in unresponsive conditions, Trent Boult, over the years, has established his reputation as one of the most feared fast bowlers in international cricket. The left-arm seamer has been a force to be reckoned with in limited-overs cricket for New Zealand and going into the World Cup, he'll undoubtedly carry the baton for his side. His lightening quick speed and swing abilities given him an unpredictable nature with the new ball which he can execute to perfection in English conditions - something that was in full display during New Zealand's warm-up tie against India recently. Making full use of the conditions, Boult was at his menacing best as he claimed impressive figures of 4-33 to script a comprehensive six-wicket win for his side. Kane Williamson © Reuters Arguably one the of the best batsmen in the world, Kane Williamson has been carrying New Zealand, at times single-handedly, to victories over the years. A true leader and great batsman, Williamson has proved to be the decisive factor for his side in crunch matches. The top-order batsman exudes calm at the crease and frequently puts together stubborn knocks before meticulously organising his field and arranging his bowling attacks to successfully defend low totals. Going into the ICC spectacle, New Zealand will once again look up to their pragmatic captain for inspiration as they aim to clinch their maiden World Cup trophy this year. Ross Taylor © Reuters An aggressive top-order batsman who's capable of taking up the challenge to any bowling attack, Ross Taylor has been living up to the reputation of one of New Zealand's batting mainstays over the years. The right-handed batsman boasts of a vast experience and enough know-how of the game, making him a vital cog in New Zealand's batting line-up. For someone who can adapt to any situation, Taylor's temperament and skills were in full display during New Zealand's six-wicket win over tournament hot-shots India in the warm-up tie recently. With his methodical knock of 71 runs, Taylor anchored the chase for the Kiwis with captain Williamson who smashed 67 runs. His ability to stitch partnerships down in the middle is something that his team will rely upon should they find themselves in a crunch situation at the World Cup. Martin Guptill © Reuters Owing to his explosive batting at the top, Martin Guptill has established himself as one of the most efficient openers in limited-overs cricket. Capable of playing all the shots in the books, Guptill's short-arm pull on one leg is arguably the one that stands out. When it comes to the big events, Guptill thrives on challenges which makes him key to New Zealand's success in England & Wales this year. The 32-year-old finished as tournament's leading run-scorer in the 2015 edition where he scored 547 runs including the blistering double-hundred against West Indies that powered New Zealand into the semifinals. In the upcoming mega event, Guptill will once again be expected to put his best foot forward as the Kiwis aim to avenge their 2015 heartbreak. Mitchell Santner © Reuters An efficient spinner and a capable batsman, Mitchell Santner was labelled as New Zealand's next Daniel Vettori when he first surfaced on international circuit in 2015. Though he might have struggled to keep his place in the side, but there is little doubt over the left-arm spinner's capabilities. In 90 limited-overs matches, Santner has done his bit with a tally of 97 wickets to his name. His bowling expertise was in full display during his last match for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL where he registered impressive figures of 2-13 earlier this year. Apart from spin bowling, Santner is more than handy with the bat. In pressure situations, the 27-year-old can hold fort at one end and, if need be, can go hammer and tongs at the opposition bowlers.
  18. Mumbai Indians, which is owned by Mukesh Ambani and Reliance Industries Limited, has become the most successful Indian Premier League franchise in the history of the league after winning their fourth title, one more than the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, Chennai Super Kings, whom, they incidentally beat in the final last night. While the game swung in favour of both sides during the two innings and was up for grabs until the final delivery of the match, the way in which the MIPaltan nabbed this victory, one can't help but wonder if there was a supernatural entity favouring Rohit Sharma's squad at the time of the need. So, we decided to have a word with the man who is the spiritual backbone of both the team and the team owners, Pandit Chandra Shekar Sharma, who specialises in 'personal coaching and lifestyle-motivational strategies and sharing deeper spiritual insights with the world' according to his Facebook Page. “It was a perfect stage for an IPL final with an intense feeling about the fate of the game, but I knew that Mumbai (Indians) had the potential to handle such a situation,” he said about yesterday's game. “They have a combination of everything. They have Jasprit Bumrah, who can do wonders during the death overs and they have a game-changer in (Lasith) Malinga and then they have the Pandya Brothers who can change the direction of the match in an instance.” When asked about Malinga's final delivery of the match which was much slower than anyone (even the batsman) would have expected, Pandit Sharma said: “After his first over, everyone was worried but Malinga has been in such a situation before as well. He is a renowned international cricketer and he knows how to play under pressure and that's what he did.” Unprecedented scenes from Hyderabad as @mipaltan became #VIVOIPL champs for the 4â£th time! Lasith Malinga showing his true class in the last over ð#MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/ZzVK0KHx5O — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019 We also asked if the team believed in following any specific ritual before the matches and here's what he said: “We do the 'Chandi paath' ahead of every match and yesterday, we performed it during the entire match, until Malinga's final ball. It is lord Durga's 'paath' and is performed in order to enhance one's luck. It gives you the power and the energy to do something in the way that it was meant to.” We even asked him about the famous chants that Nita Ambami chants whenever the team finds itself in some kind of trouble. Hello Nita Ambani can you please accompany India on the world cup tour!!! Just to do that!! #IPLFinal pic.twitter.com/yDmWU3FdRW — shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) May 12, 2019 “That is her secret!” *laugh* “That is her belief. When you believe in something wholeheartedly, it does happen and that's exactly what she does whenever she is a bit nervous, that's it.” So, if you believe in what team owner, Nita Ambani puts her faith in or not, the fact of the matter is that it is working for Mumbai Indians, who now have another championship that they can place in their trophy room and can boast about. And hey, “if it ain't broke…”
  19. Starting up a business in a field that is already dominated by big shots is not an easy task. You need to have a unique strategy and products in order to stand out from the crowd. Big companies generally tend to be the number one barrier for new entrants but a wristwatch company from India is giving competition to big shots like Titan, Citizen and even international brands like Casio. © Tsar Watches Ever since e-commerce websites emerged in India, it has opened up doors for other small companies like Tsar Watches to get noticed. You could have a unique product but you still need to compete, especially since everything is now online. You sometimes have to resort to tactics that your competition may not be using, and that's exactly what Tsar Watches had in mind. © Tsar Watches Abdul Kadir Bhandari and friends Haider Ali Lashkar and Abbas Akbari founded Tsar Watches in September 2015. Being ardent watch collectors, they came up with the idea and concept of wooden watches, which nobody else was doing at the time in India. Your first thought would be that wooden watches are detrimental to the environment, however, the founders wanted to serve fashion and luxury with a sustainable and an eco-friendly product. Since the watches are made out of wood, the founders already made a conscious effort to contribute towards the environment. For each watch the company sells, the founders plant a tree. So far, the company has been responsible for planting 1500 trees and plan to keep contributing. If you want to know more about their initiative, you can read more about it here. So What's The Secret to Tsar Watches' Success? In order to stand out from the crowd, Tsar Watches had to implement a strategy that would get the company the eyeballs it needed. Being an online-only company, Tsar Watches had to break through the crowded space with smart online marketing strategy. Tsar Watches today sell their products to a worldwide audience, which did not happen by accident. Speaking to Abdul about it he said, “We extensively used Google Primer to get noticed by customers in India and all over the world and create the demand we needed” © Google Google Primer is a tool by the search engine giant that enables businesses to digitise and grow without being location agnostic. The company was also able to expose their online ads for the intended target audience. Being a Google tool, the tool used by Tsar Watches didn't only work exclusively on Google platforms, the exposure of the brand extended to social media platforms and e-commerce websites as well. Abdul spends at least an hour every day to learn something new and enhance his marketing approach to get the desired outcome. The beauty of Google Primer is that it is absolutely free. You can find it on Google Play Store and it even works offline. The app offers lessons on business planning, sales, digital advertising, social media marketing, SEO tactics, branding and analytics. The app also enables its users to learn and apply strategies for online businesses in under five minutes, but one can always spend more time to learn new tactics. Google Primer is available in Hindi, Telugu, English, Bahasa and other languages. It's probably one of the most essential apps any new business owner needs to create brand awareness and learn new strategies to make a mark in a crowded market.
  20. No matter what part of the world we are in, education is always given a ton of importance. In a way, it is projected as the only key to attaining wisdom, that would ultimately allow us to lead a life we are not only proud of, but one that also takes care of all our material needs throughout our lives. (c) Vinod Chopra Films Yet, what most people, especially in our society choose to overlook, is the fact that an education isn't the only “key” to getting there. A sharp mind, crafty skills and an inherent talent can also bring all that, and much more, to a person's life. Recently, during an appearance on 'The Kapil Sharma Show', 'Student of The Year 2' actor Tiger Shroff was asked by host Kapil Sharma what was the difference between a real and reel college, to which Tiger said that he was not aware of the difference since he never attended college, to begin with. He added that immediately after school he joined the sets of his first film 'Heropanti'. (c) Twitter Yet, if we look at Tiger's career graph, we can easily say that not going to college, and not completing his studies hasn't made him any less successful in the line of work, he chose for himself. Why? Because he had other skills, and a passion for his craft to make up for the lack of higher education on his resume. Just like Tiger Shroff, these following 5 actors also never attended college. Read about them here: 1. Aamir Khan (c) Twitter Aamir Khan was only 16-years-old when he acted in a silent film titled 'Paranoia'. His performance fetched him so much appreciation that he decided to ditch the idea of studying further and got into theatre instead. There was no looking back post that, and soon he became a full-time actor. 2. Alia Bhatt (c) Twitter Alia had just graduated from Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai, when she had to start shooting for her debut film with Karan Johar in 2012. Alia has often expressed that she was never into academics and enjoyed extra-curricular more than studying. We suppose acting was her best bet after all. Look at all the performances she 'dhoptoed' the audience with recently! 3. Salman Khan (c) Twitter Bollywood's big brother went to school at St Stanislaus High School in Bandra, Mumbai. It is reported that he got himself enrolled in St Xavier's College but never attended because he wished to kick start his film career. Clearly, that was the best decision he made. Right? 4. Deepika Padukone (c) Twitter Deepika went to Sophia High School in Bangalore but could not complete her education because of the constant demands of her modelling career. She did get herself enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from IGNOU, but quit eventually to focus on her modelling career full-time. 5. Arjun Kapoor (c) Twitter Arjun Kapoor's tryst with education hasn't been a very memorable one. Arjun attended Arya Vidya Mandir school in Mumbai, where he studied till 12th grade. However, he failed to clear his class 12th exams, and he quit his studies altogether. These Bollywood A-listers with just their school education to back them, besides truck-loads of talent, prove that success does not restrict itself to people with good degrees on their resumes. It'll come to those who follow their passion, work hard to live their dreams and know how to utilise their skills and talents to make a name for themselves and live life king size.
  21. The wheels of fortune have turned for Pankaj Tripathi and how! He is the face of rising stars in the field of acting, someone who has given his life a complete makeover purely based on his hard work and talent. The 'Mirzapur' actor recently shifted to a new home in Mumbai's Madh Island locality, but this hasn't erased the memories of his days of struggle. "It was our dream home, a love nest at the seaside. Now I've finally bought our dream house in Madh Island. My wife got very emotional after we moved into our new home." © Amazon Prime The actor's powerful performances have been turning every film and show he touches into a goldmine. However, he believes that his power and strength lies in being rooted to his identity and struggles that have helped him on this journey. "Today, my wife Mridula and I own our dream house. But I haven't forgotten my one-room shed with its tin roof in Patna. One night, the rain and wind were so intense that one of the tin sheets blew away and I was left looking at the naked sky," he recounted. © YouTube Currently, Tripathi is being lauded for his impeccable performance in 'Criminal Justice'. From tiniest roles and little screen time, to delivering memorable performances in 'Masaan', 'Newton', 'Mirzapur' and 'Criminal Justice', Panjak has come a long way. He told the media, "The praise for 'Criminal Justice' is pouring in. People who are knowledgeable about acting are praising me. Manoj Bajpayee called to say, 'Yeh tu kya kar raha hai? Kaise kar raha hai?' Manoj bhai is my role model and inspiration as he also came from rural Bihar and I felt that if he could become an actor, why can't I? It's a good feeling.” © Twitter Talking about his long, adventurous journey, Tripathi said, "Until a year back, I accepted any role that was offered to me. Now I'm in a position to pick and choose." Even then, Pankaj only takes strength from his years of struggle and looks at his journey so far in the industry, "With amazement and gratitude. Every experience has shaped the actor and human being that I am." Kudos to this talented man and his spirit. He indeed is a noble actor and a great human being.
  22. The curse is finally over, ladies and gentleman! Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have finally won their first IPL match of the twelfth season and looked really good while doing so, too. After Ravichandran Ashwin's King XI Punjab (KXIP) set a respectable total of 173 on their home ground at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, behind an excellent knock played by Chris 'Universe Boss' Gayle (99 not out), it was time for Kohli and gang to try and chase it down. RCB openers AB de Villiers and Kohli, himself, walked down to the pitch with an aggressive mindset from the beginning and managed to keep the assertion alive for the better half of the second innings, which helped the 'Play Bold' army seal the deal in the final overs. Forming yet another successful partnership, Kohli (67 off 53) and de Villiers (59 not out) were finally able to help the team “cross that line” as the skipper mentioned in an interview after the match. In a different feature video uploaded on the Indian Premier League's official website, it was the South African who held the microphone for the Indian captain for a brief Q&A during which de Villiers asked Kohli about the reasons behind the 30-year-old is. AB's kids knock Anushka and Virat's door at the hotel every morning to wake them up and wish them good morning. "The best thing that has happened to me is me getting married", Virat got me gushing over them again. 'Stability, balance & good wives' https://t.co/T03I8FnjT6 — m (@Manasa2922x) April 14, 2019 “I think over the last year or so, the best thing to have happened to me is me getting married. It has literally changed my whole world,” he said. “I have the most beautiful wife, the most beautiful person and that has been the strongest factor in my life.” “It has changed the way I was before, I was too intense in life but she always keeps me motivated and positive,” Kohli showed appreciation towards Anushka Sharma. “I could not have been luckier to have someone who understands my mindset being in that position herself.” “'Stability, balance and a good wife' is a good life,” said the former Proteas leader in the end.
  23. The UPSC results were announced yesterday and like every year, some super talented people have made it to the top and are gearing up to serve the nation in the near future. This year's UPSC topper Kanishak Kataria, surprised everyone when he wonderfully credited his girlfriend along with his family for his success. Kanishak Kataria, AIR 1 in #UPSC final exam: It's a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the 1st rank. I thank my parents, sister & my girlfriend for the help & moral support. People will expect me to be a good administrator & that's exactly my intention. #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/IBwhW8TJUs — ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2019 Kanishak is an engineer from the reputed IIT Bombay and hails from Rajasthan originally. Srushti Jayant Deshmukh has topped amongst all women candidates and has secured an overall fifth rank in the civil services examination. Kanishak's vote of thanks has won so many hearts on the internet today since it's a common perception that students are often expected to focus on studies and leave any other relationship behind, but Kanishak is making everyone happy right now for various reasons. Congratulations Kanishak Kataria !! All the best ! Only boys can give credits to Girlfriends for their success. Another feminist in making ... https://t.co/NMF2lP3B1R — Barkha Trehan (@trehan_barkha) April 5, 2019 While i have always seen friends breaking up with their partners with the prospect of a good dowry, IAS partner, minister ki beti , this is new for me. How lovely #KanishakKataria Rare to find men giving credit to the women, especially gf for their success. Be the same#UPSC pic.twitter.com/bjyFa6k2WT — Dr Pooja Tripathi (@drpoojaa) April 6, 2019 https://t.co/9hgWD41wJI Giving credit to his/her girlfriend is very rare....first time India's UPSC topper Kanishak Kataria gives credit for his success to his family members, friends and girlfriend too..now that's called rare...@IndiaToday — Akansha Rawal (@Akansha_rawal) April 6, 2019 Here's to more men acknowledging the support of some wonderful women in their lives. We wish Kanishak all the best in his future endeavours.
  24. One of the greatest batsmen to have ever represented the Men in Blue, Rahul Dravid has fulfilled his duties as the coach of the junior Indian cricket team and helped them experience the level of success that not even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would have seen coming their way. It was under the leadership of Mr Dependable himself, that Team India A was able to completely dismantle the visiting England Lions for a five-match one-day series and not to forget the 2018 World Cup victory by the Under-19 squad captained by Shubhman Gill along with the 2018 Asia cup championship. It was therefore rather obvious to have Dravid become a major part of the revamping of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), a Bengaluru-based facility that will ensure state of the art technology and other provisions to contribute even more towards the betterment of the future of cricket in India. "Rahul has been handling junior cricket for a while now and the results have been phenomenal. It's only natural that he had to get involved with affairs at the NCA (in the present position). Now, he's determined to bring about a complete turnaround at the academy. With the kind of vision he has, it's already a given now that this is his role until he decides to stay,” Times of India quoted an informed official. Dravid will be entrusted with the role of building the entire academy from scratch while hiring the entire coaching team from all around the country. “For all practical purposes, NCA will now be Rahul's baby,” said another official. His vision has already started to make some significant changes to the pre-established rules. For instance, back in the day, 15 out of 20 people were selected to go further for the training camp, the other five would have been asked to go home, leaving behind their dreams. Dravid, however, has made it clear that all 20 athletes will remain with the academy throughout the camp. While a lot of people had hoped that the BCCI would have selected 'The Wall' as the leader of the main Indian cricket roster instead of Ravi Shastri, this may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the future Indian athletes, having being taught under the wings of the very best at an early stage. With a rock solid base to build their cricketing career upon, Dravid's NCA might as well be the place where dreams are transformed into reality.
  25. Unless you are living under a rock, you have to have an idea about who Michael Phelps is. Bringing about a revolution in the sport of swimming with more than a decade worth of non-stop dedication to his craft, multiple sessions of 2-3 hours of extreme exertion inside the pool and unbelievably strong self-discipline. Participating in four summer Olympics (2004-2016) during his time as a professional swimmer, the 33-year-old athlete has had two bronze medals, three silver medals and 23 gold medals placed around his neck. This astonishing feat of 28 medals in totality makes him the most successful Olympian in the history of mankind and the competition is not even close. It was, therefore, a moment of honour the sporting fraternity of India to host such a remarkable athlete who visited our land for the very first time. As a brand ambassador of Under Armour, a 23-year-old company that manufactures footwear, sports, and casual apparel, Phelps is here to inaugurate their very first commercial outlet that has opened up in DLF Promenade Mall in New Delhi. View this post on Instagram Level of excitement can't be contained just like the will of 1.3 billion Indians. Catch Michael Phelps at the official store launch of UnderArmour. #IndiaWill A post shared by Under Armour India (@underarmourind) on Mar 22, 2019 at 5:16am PDT During the press gathering of the inauguration, Phelps spoke about the kind of work ethic he used to follow when he was an active swimmer. “In the sport of swimming… if you miss one day, it takes you two days to get back. So, when I spent six years without missing a single day of training, I was getting so much more benefit than the other athletes,” said the 23-time Olympic gold medalist. “They (other swimmers) used to swim for six days. If you take an off on Sunday, you are not back by Tuesday and that's exactly where I was getting so much of extra benefit. Phelps also made it absolutely certain that he will not be returning to the pool after retiring from the game in 2016. “Now if I enter the pool, I don't have the same feel...” “I don't swim anymore. I have lost it,” he jokes. View this post on Instagram ðððððððð 10 years ago today i had the chance to share the pool with these guys once again. I couldn't have asked for better teammates to share this amazing moment with!! #aaronpeirsol @brendanhansen12 and @jason_lezak . I know as being a part of team USA how important the TEAM is! Thank you boys and I can't tell you how much of an honor it was!!! These guys and others helped me make history and do something that so many ppl thought was impossible! A post shared by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on Aug 17, 2018 at 10:14pm PDT Another interesting question was raised by Under Armour CEO, Kevin Plank, who seemed to be equally fascinated by the swimmer as the rest of the reporters at the venue. Plank asked: “Do you love winning or hate losing?” Without hesitating for even a single second, Phelps reverted: “I hate losing. Yes, I do not like to lose. People ask me what goes on inside my mind when I am standing on the swimming block and I say 'nothing does', and that's how it should be. If a race is about to start, I am focused on winning it, and that's just it.” Phelps is the epitome of dedication and yet one of the most humble human beings to have graced the biggest stage of sports ever, and his regimen plays a huge role in building up such a character out of him.
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