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  1. Continuing his fine run this season, Lewis Hamilton clinched the first-place finish at the Circuit de Catalunya in the Spanish Grand Prix on 12th May. The Brit finished ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas and Max Verstappen who finished second and third respectively. While the top spots at the podium once again eluded Ferrari, Mercedes extended their record-breaking run to five-successive one-two finishes this season. Attempting to take a sixth world championship and third in a row, Hamilton's form is ominously strong and his 76th career victory was a befitting testimony to that. If his brilliant showing on the race track had everyone singing his praise, Hamilton's touching gesture for his special fan further won over fans. © Reuters Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton received a special video from Harry Shaw who has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. According to reports, the five-year-old boy was recently given just one week to live. The video shows Harry, wearing a Mercedes cap and lying next to a signed Hamilton picture in his London hospital bed, giving a message to the Brit driver: "Hello Lewis Hamilton. Good luck winning the race in Spain and thank you for all of the gifts. Lots of love from Harry and goodbye". View this post on Instagram Harry, you don't know how much this message means to me buddy. Thank you so much, you are my inspiration today Harry. I will try to make you proud. You are such a strong boy, I wish I was as strong as you, I wanted the world to see how strong you are and ask everyone to send their best wishes and prayers to you during this hard time. Sending you love Harry. God bless you. Your friend, Lewis #keepfighting #nevergiveup #wewinandwelosetogether A post shared by Lewis Hamilton (@lewishamilton) on May 12, 2019 at 2:59am PDT Sharing the kid's video on his Instagram handle, Hamilton said: "Harry, you don't know how much this message means to me buddy. Thank you so much, you are my inspiration today Harry. I will try to make you proud. You are such a strong boy, I wish I was as strong as you, I wanted the world to see how strong you are and ask everyone to send their best wishes and prayers to you during this hard time. Sending you love Harry. God bless you. Your friend, Lewis". And, Hamilton did make Shaw proud by winning the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Following his triumph, Hamilton also dedicated his victory to the youngster who inspired him to secure a podium finish. "I got a great message from this young kid called Harry and he just became my spirit angel," the Mercedes driver said after the race. © Reuters "When I woke up this morning, I was a bit lost and wondering how today was going to go. Then I saw that message and I was like, 'I see you, Harry, I've got you'. I was looking for inspiration and something to grab to, so I dedicate today's race to him. You try to go out there and do something for someone. It doesn't always turn out as well as it has but I hope he is watching. I will be sending him a message shortly after this, and we are going to try and do something special for him," he added. Well, Hamilton did reveal that he will try to do something special for Shaw, but no one would have possibly anticipated what was in store for the youngster. In a heartfelt gesture, Hamilton and Mercedes sent one of their Formula One (F1) cars to Shaw's home in Redhill. The lucky kid, cradled in his father James' arm, was then shown around Hamilton's F1 car by a Mercedes employee. .@LewisHamilton has brought the smile back to a boy fighting the final days of his young life. Hamilton dedicated his Grand Prix victory to Harry Shaw from Surrey. The Mercedes team hastily arranged for one of their cars to park outside Harry's home as @samholdertv reports pic.twitter.com/qdphRn3MP8 — ITV London (@itvlondon) May 13, 2019 Owing to his rare medical condition, Shaw was outdoors for the first time in three weeks. The youngster was also presented with Hamilton's winning trophy from the race in Barcelona and a pair of the world champion's racing gloves. Apart from that, there was also a personal video message of support recorded by Hamilton which was shown to Shaw. "I cannot describe how much it means to us all that Lewis won the race for Harry, and then dedicated it to Harry, too," his father James Shaw said. "At a tremendously difficult time in our lives, this has provided us with a big boost, and a big smile. Harry couldn't believe that Lewis Hamilton was talking about him, and had dedicated the race to him. He now thinks that Lewis is his absolute best friend, which, for a five-year-old boy, is amazing. Harry loves cars, and although he is frail, he was asking about the exhaust pipe," he added. © Twitter/@HarrysPledge5 Over the years, we've seen numerous sportspersons dominating their respective fields and earning laurels. But, far away from their titles, trophies and accolades, it's their conduct and demeanour away from sports - like the touching gesture of Hamilton for a young cancer-stricken boy - that truly makes a sportsperson great.
  2. The anticipation for the final squad to represent India at the upcoming ICC 2019 World Cup is finally over as MSK Prasad, the chief selector, and Amitabh Choudhury, the BCCI secretary announced the list of players on Monday. Scroll down for the full squad. There were no big surprises in the squad, but Dinesh Karthik was picked ahead of other competitors vying for the number four role. The Kolkata Knight Rider will also serve as a backup keeper, behind the former captain and World Cup-winning veteran MS Dhoni in the squad. As a result, the popular youngster Rishabh Pant missed out on a berth to the United Kingdom. Without surprise, Virat Kohli will be leading the team from the front. His prolific form in the One Day format of the game has brought laurels to the Indian team and he would be hoping to push Team India's charge for a third World Cup trophy after the triumphs of 1983 and 2011. The opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fill the top two places. Added to the squad as a backup opener is KL Rahul, who makes it to the team on the basis of brilliant performances in the domestic season and off late in the Indian Premier League also. Coming to the number four spot, which has been a matter of concern for the Men in Blue for many months, all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been chosen to do the honours. Ambati Rayudu missed out on a berth and so did Rishabh Pant, who was a popular choice ahead of Karthik. Another all-rounder, Hardik Pandya made it to the squad with a sparkling showcase of his talent in the ongoing IPL. With some impressive performances in the recent past and owing to the ability to bag wickets in the middle overs, Kedar Jadhav has also really worked hard to earn this spot. In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal make the perfect spin duo for the Men in Blue followed by the experienced Ravindra Jadeja. The fast bowling unit comprises frontman Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Umesh Yadav missed out and India also chose not to go with a left arm pacer in Khaleel Ahmed. Full squad: Virat Kohli (capt.), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami
  3. Making a name for himself during the Under-19 World Cup in 2014, the South African international cricketer, Kagiso Rabada has been one of the greatest wildcards in the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Drafted by the Delhi Daredevils in 2017 for his impressive pace attack the kid has come a long way from warming benches during the peak season. After missing out on the entire 2018 year with a terrible back injury, the youngster is back to the field looking for blood. Having played all five matches with the newly named Delhi Capitals, the 23-year-old has taken the responsibility of becoming his franchise's best bowler. Delivering a total of 19.1 overs throughout the tournament, Rabada has given away a total of 154 runs with an economy of 8.03 and 22.00 average. While not one of the most economical bowlers in the league, his ability to take wickets (7) has provided him with the third spot in the race for the extremely desirable Purple Cap. Kagiso Rabada.....unbelievable stuff. Execution of high quality skill under extreme pressure. #DCvKKR #IPL — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 30, 2019 With still a couple of years in his hand to reach his prime, Rabada has only shown massive improvement in international cricket in the last year. His blazing fast bowling combined with the finesse of Trent Boult and Ishant Sharma makes for a great bowling lineup for Delhi.
  4. On Tuesday, around 11 AM, a time when most of us were either waking up or getting ready or stuck in traffic; PM Modi was busy writing a tweet that was about to shake the nation to its core, the moment he clicked the post button. He wrote this, "I would be addressing the nation at around 11:45 AM - 12.00 noon with an important message. Do watch the address on television, radio or social media." This tweet sent everyone into a frenzy and reminded them of the day when PM Modi suddenly announced Demonetisation. Panic amongst public rose to another level when PM Modi didn't turn up at 11:45 to make the announcement, and he was half an hour late. मà¥à¤°à¥ पà¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤°à¥ दà¥à¤¶à¤µà¤¾à¤¸à¤¿à¤¯à¥à¤, à¤à¤ सवà¥à¤°à¥ लà¤à¤­à¤ 11.45 - 12.00 बà¤à¥ मà¥à¤ à¤à¤ महतà¥à¤µà¤ªà¥à¤°à¥à¤£ सà¤à¤¦à¥à¤¶ लà¥à¤à¤° à¤à¤ª à¤à¥ बà¥à¤ à¤à¤à¤à¤à¤¾à¥¤ I would be addressing the nation at around 11:45 AM - 12.00 noon with an important message. Do watch the address on television, radio or social media. — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2019 If you're wondering why we're talking about it now. Well, that's because we were standing in a queue outside the ATM near our office. Don't lie, you too checked your wallet and your bank balance,right? Jokes apart, the announcement had nothing to do with Demonetisation, so your money is safe. In the journey of every nation there are moments that bring utmost pride and have a historic impact on generations to come. One such moment is today. India has successfully tested the Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile. Congratulations to everyone on the success of #MissionShakti. — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2019 PM Modi's special announcement was about 'Mission Shakti', an operation under which an Indian-made anti-satellite weapon called A-SAT shot down a live satellite on a low earth orbit. In fact, with this India has become the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to get this technology. An important message to the nation. Watch. https://t.co/0LEOATgOOQ — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2019 Well, this is indeed a remarkable achievement for the nation, but by this time, Twitter was not even bothered about it because they were busy ranting and cracking jokes on demonetisation and PM Modi. And in all honesty, these memes and jokes are so funny that they are actually better than PM Modi's speech. Modi ji destroying Satellite in space as he speaks pic.twitter.com/bHjxBNzKPZ — s (@shubham04_) March 27, 2019 So India will play an important role when the wormhole opens and Thanos and his army attack us. Modiji is the latest addition to the Avengers Initiative. ððð — Scotchy (@scotchism) March 27, 2019 ATM SE 20,000 NIKALE MAINE. AB ISKA KYA KARU? — Abhijeet (@abhic4ever) March 27, 2019 Modi: Today we have demon... Everyone: AAAArgh! Panic! Let's go to ATM. Modi: ...strated a new space weapon. Everyone: Aaaah! Okay, okay, carry on. — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 27, 2019 Demonetization victims waiting for PM Modi's address to the nation. pic.twitter.com/XaAxVUhFHO — India First (@OurIndiaFirst19) March 27, 2019 #PMAddressToNation Waiting for Modi ji to address: pic.twitter.com/WYGcp1BdMj — avanish (@av_nisHit) March 27, 2019 Punctuality is really not a strong suit of Indians, not even the PM. — Kabir Taneja (@KabirTaneja) March 27, 2019 Modi ji: "I will be addressing the nation with an important message." You (dumbass): *waiting for the announcement* Me (1000 times smarter): *already walking towards the nearest ATM* — Akshar (@AksharPathak) March 27, 2019 Another meeting that could have been an email@narendramodi — Siddarth (@ojay_34) March 27, 2019 Interestingly, DRDO is quiet, while they should have made this announcement and not Modi. Even their Twitter handle isn't shouting about it, unlike Modi's. — Riddikulus Shraddha (@ShredderG) March 27, 2019 I Am Kalam. pic.twitter.com/JzRsh5X3ct — Republic à¤à¤« Fekoslovakia (@Fekoslovakian) March 27, 2019 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Humans of Patriarchy (@humans_of_patriarchy) on Mar 27, 2019 at 12:50am PDT
  5. Sophie Turner aka our beloved Sansa Stark rang in her 23rd birthday just like you'd expect her to. Her beloved friends and fiancé threw her a lavish surprise birthday party in British style and needless to say, it looked dope. View this post on Instagram Jophieeee ðð Sophie's Birthday ð . Follow @JonasBrothers.cl for more info . . #JoeJonas #Joe #SophieTurner #JJ #JosephJonas #Jophie #DNCE #Jonas #KevinJonas #Kevin #DanielleJonas #KJ #Kenielle #KJ2 #NickJonas #Nick #PriyankaChopra #NJ #NP #Prick #NickYanka #Jonas #JonasBrothers #JonasBrothersChile #JonasCl A post shared by JONAS BROTHERS CL (@jonasbrothers.cl) on Feb 21, 2019 at 2:35am PST The guest list included the Jonas family obviously, her new sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra and even Paris Hilton. View this post on Instagram HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE FABULOUS @sophiet ððâ¤ï¸ . . Follow @JonasBrothers.cl for more info . . #JoeJonas #Joe #SophieTurner #JJ #JosephJonas #Jophie #DNCE #Jonas #KevinJonas #Kevin #DanielleJonas #KJ #Kenielle #KJ2 #NickJonas #Nick #PriyankaChopra #NJ #NP #Prick #NickYanka #Jonas #JonasBrothers #JonasBrothersChile #JonasCl #birthday #birthdaygirl #got #sansastark #bday A post shared by JONAS BROTHERS CL (@jonasbrothers.cl) on Feb 21, 2019 at 12:39am PST View this post on Instagram More of NP yesterday night at @sophiet birthday party ð¤©ð¤£ Btw Pri and @parishilton goals ð¤ð¤£ #MrAndMrsJonas . . . @jamesshippjr #PriyankaChopra #NickJonas #PriyankaWedsNick #NickPriyankaWedding #NickWedsPriyanka #Priyanka #PeeCee #Bollywood #FamilyJonas #PriyankaNickWedding #Hollywood #MissWorld2000 #PriyankaChopraJonas #Queen #PiggyChops #Nickyanka #Prick #Niyanka #love #NP #NP_globaldomination #TheSkyIsPink #Priyonce @np_globaldomination #queenofbollywood #jiju #desigirl #lovebirds A post shared by NP globaldomination (@np_globaldomination) on Feb 21, 2019 at 3:39am PST Everyone let their hair down and Sophie rocked the dance floor in her own style. View this post on Instagram You know it's a good party when you have to take off your shoes 𤩠@priyankachopra living her best lifeâ¤â¤ The other side of @nickjonas story ð¥ #MrAndMrsJonas . . . @joejonas #PriyankaChopra #NickJonas #PriyankaWedsNick #NickPriyankaWedding #NickWedsPriyanka #Priyanka #PeeCee #Bollywood #FamilyJonas #PriyankaNickWedding #Hollywood #MissWorld2000 #PriyankaChopraJonas #Queen #PiggyChops #Nickyanka #Prick #Niyanka #love #NP #NP_globaldomination #TheSkyIsPink #Priyonce @np_globaldomination #queenofbollywood #jiju #desigirl #lovebirds A post shared by NP globaldomination (@np_globaldomination) on Feb 21, 2019 at 1:43pm PST View this post on Instagram 21 FEBRUARY 2019- @sophiet 23rd bday celebrations 𥳠(spot Nickyanka) . . . @priyankachopra @nickjonas #nickjonas #jicknonas #pcj ##priyankajonas #priyankachoprajonas #priyankachopra #peecee #niyanka #nickyanka #prick #np #njpc #piggychops #mrandmrsjonas A post shared by Mr & Mrs Jonas ð (@nickyankajonas) on Feb 21, 2019 at 2:49am PST Priyanka had a very special birthday wish for Sophie, who was also her bridesmaid and is a very close friend of hers as well now. View this post on Instagram To one of the most beautiful, fun people I've known. Happy birthday @sophiet you are loved! I can't wait to see you as a bride. You will be stunning! Have a brilliant year love.. #jsisters 4eva! â¤ï¸ð @joejonas you r the most thoughtful! Last night was epic. A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on Feb 21, 2019 at 8:57pm PST View this post on Instagram YASS ð #Repost Happy Birthday @sophiet ! We love you @joejonas ! So Happy for both of you! Can't wait till the wedding! What a night ! . . Follow @JonasBrothers.cl for more info . . #JoeJonas #Joe #SophieTurner #JJ #JosephJonas #Jophie #DNCE #Jonas #KevinJonas #Kevin #DanielleJonas #KJ #Kenielle #KJ2 #NickJonas #Nick #PriyankaChopra #NJ #NP #Prick #NickYanka #Jonas #JonasBrothers #JonasBrothersChile #JonasCl A post shared by JONAS BROTHERS CL (@jonasbrothers.cl) on Feb 21, 2019 at 12:11pm PST Sophie will now be seen in the final season of the insanely awaited 'Game Of Thrones' which will premiere in April. Priyanka is gearing up for next release 'Sky Is Pink' and is currently being seen in 'Isn't It Romantic'.
  6. One of the major highlights and the TRP-driving factors of the latest season of 'Bigg Boss' was the constructed love story of Bhajan king Anup Jalota and his student Jasleen Matharu. They were introduced as a couple when they entered the house together and caused quite a stir. View this post on Instagram Jasleen and Anup during the nominations #anupjalotaji #jasleenmatharu #anupjalotaji #anupjasleen #anupjalotasongs #jasleen #jasleen #biggbosshindi #biggboss12 #contestant #nominated #nominations A post shared by BBseason12live (@biggboss12live) on Sep 25, 2018 at 3:36am PDT A lot of drama happened on the show, when Anup revealed that their relationship was made to suit the TRP for the show and in real life Jasleen was nothing more than his student. Many fans were heartbroken and even Jasleen was shown to be emotionally upset with this revelation. Post the show it was reported that all was well between them and they were amicable as teacher-student. View this post on Instagram Anup and Jasleen with the family #anupjalota #jasleen #anupjalotasongs #anupjalota #anupjalotamemes #anupjalotaji #anupjasleen #jasleenmatharu #biggbosshindi #biggbosscontestants #colourstv A post shared by BBseason12live (@biggboss12live) on Sep 20, 2018 at 12:37pm PDT In a recent interview with News18 Anup Ji was asked about his Valentine's Day plans and whether Jasleen was a part of it as well or not. “I celebrate Valentine's Day everyday and I do believe that we should celebrate and express our love everyday to our loved ones. I have special and precious Valentine's Day memories. I used to go out of India to party and celebrate.” On his plans for Jasleen, he revealed that he had her best interest at heart and was in fact looking for a suitable boy for her. “She was always my student. All the love drama was to create a hype and nothing else. In fact, I am searching for a suitable match for her to get married. I always want to see her happy, so when she will find her soulmate to express her feelings and love then she will celebrate her Valentine's Day with that special person and not with me”. View this post on Instagram Happyyyyy Birthdayyyyy to my most favourite pyaare pyaare Anup Jalota ji @jalotaanup â¤â¤â¤â¤ A post shared by Jasleen Matharu (@jasleenmatharu) on Jul 28, 2018 at 10:42pm PDT There have been many link-ups in the past in the 'Bigg Boss' house but no one has actually come forward claiming that it was actually a planned strategy except Anup Jalota. Well as they say, 'All's well that ends well'.
  7. We all know that as soon as a movie releases, a pirated version of it is available online almost immediately. I'm not saying it's right, but it's inevitable. But to fight the piracy of their movie 'Uri', the makers had a brilliant idea - just make a different version of the movie and post it online because it'll be a brilliant lesson that people will never forget. The pirated version online features a normal movie scene transition into the actors talking to the person watching telling them to go to the theatres to see the movie. In the pirated version, Yami Gautam's character says, “Surgical strikes 0400 hours pe start hogi. Unki army ko pata bhi nahin chalega kikya hua.” Then, Vicky's character turns to the camera and says, “Theek usi tarah, jaise iss waqt hum aapke screen mein ghus gaye hain. Aur aapko pata bhi nahin chala.” How freaked out would you be if Vicky Kaushal started talking to you while you're watching his movie? Imagine downloading a 3-4 gb movie and then you're all settled in and ready to watch it, then Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam come on the screen to call you out! Ouch, that's gotta hurt. You'll have to live with the fact that you've just disappointed Vicky Kaushal. A movie about the surgical strike pulling off the greatest surgical strike on piracy, it really was meant to be. The pirated video has been going viral online as soon as people got to know about it. It's honestly is one of the greatest pranks ever and everyone is appreciating and praising it. This is something really amazing didn't expect this haha Really funny ðð — nandinidas (@dasnandini19) January 16, 2019 Everyone's making the same joke. Awesome Surgical Strike on Torrent wala Pirated copies. — Ajit Mishrað®ð³ (@Ajit_Mishra) January 16, 2019 The movie is still in theatres, just go watch it because downloading it online is not even an option anymore.
  8. We all grew up watching 'FRIENDS' and it never gets old. Every time you're in a dilemma about what to watch, or you just want to watch something while having dinner, or you simply need to zone out for some time, 'FRIENDS' is the answer. You can just start watching any random episode and it would never disappoint. Some of us have watched it so many times, that we can remember every single line from the show. But still, there are certain facts about the series which might still be unknown to you. Here are 10 interesting facts about the iconic show, that may come as a surprise to you: 1. Four Six © Warner Bros The main cast of 6 was initially meant to be of 4. In the early stages, Chandler & Phoebe were supposed to be just the supporting cast. Whatever the reason was to include these two in the main cast, we're glad it happened! 2. The Unfair Emmy Courteney Cox, aka Monica, was the only regular cast member who didn't get nominated for an Emmy. This was as bizarre as Joey-Rachel's relationship! 3. The 'Scientist Guy' Joey Hank Azaria, the guy who played the role of Phoebe's scientist boyfriend David, tried twice for the role of Joey. Thankfully, the casting team had a better taste and they chose Matt LeBlanc instead. 4. The Theme Song How many of you clap your hands along with the theme song? Initially, the theme song selected for the show was “Shiny Happy People” by REM. The show was named 'Friends Like Us' back then but eventually, it became F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and we got a new theme song with it. 5. The Gay Chandler Writers initially thought to make Chandler gay. In fact, when Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox read the script for the first time, they thought Chandler was gay. They even admitted thinking Chandler was gay on the show. 6. The Blunder Ellen DeGeneres turned down the role of Phoebe. Can you imagine? 7. Ross's Monkey © Warner Bros Marcel, the monkey, was actually played by two monkeys named Katie and Monkey. 8. Courteney Cox As Rachel? Producers offered Courteney the role of Rachel. But Courteney thought she was better suited for Monica, as she could easily relate to the character. 9. David Schwimmer, The Man! David Schwimmer was the first to be cast in the show. In fact, writers wrote the role of Ross keeping David in mind. Talk about popularity, eh? 10. Ross and Rachel WERE off the table The see-sawing romance of Ross & Rachel wasn't supposed to be the centre of the show. However, seeing their on-screen chemistry and the love of the audience for the couple, the show was developed in such a way, that their relationship was often under the spotlight. And that's how we got the iconic 'I got off the plane' dialogue! So, which one of these came as the biggest surprise for you? Was it Chandler originally being a gay character, or Courteney Cox being offered the role of Rachel? Let us know in the comment section.
  9. The day we've all been waiting for is here. Apple has launched the new iPhones that shall be the flag bearer of what mobile computers are capable of, for the next one year. Apple's iPhone has been the best selling product of 2017, and we see no end to this trend. In a special event, Apple not only unveiled the new iPhones but also gave us a deeper insight into iOS and Apple Watch. Coming back to the new iPhone, Apple has launched the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max today. The new series will also mark Apple's 2 billionth iPhone since inception. With the new line-up, Apple is now making last year's X-design language a default, this includes the notch, edge-to-edge display, and Face ID. Not only do they look futuristic and elegant, but also get a huge bump in terms of performance thanks to the new A12 processor. Apple Let's take a deeper look at each one of them! The iPhone Xs and the Xs Max are the successors of the iPhone X, though there isn't any major change in its design. The iPhone Xs has a 5.8-inch display while the Xs Max has a 6.5-inch display. Both the panels are OLED and Apple says it has used the toughest glass available out there on a phone. Apple is calling the display "Super Retina" and refreshes at 120hz, the company has also emphasized on its capability of a wide colour gamut and DolbyVision HDR10. The two phones are now IP68 rated, meaning you can easily take them for a swim and shoot underwater videos. Apple The two phones are powered by Apple's new A12 Bionic chipset (the name has been carried forward from last year), it is made on a 7nm process, has a 6-core CPU, a 4-core GPU, and an 8-core NPU. The NPU (Neural Processing Unit) is responsible for quick data processing of Face ID facial recognition and the company says its technology is the most secure facial recognition system on phones. With the bump in specifications, Apple has also stressed on the phone's capability to run extremely complicated games like Bethesda, even Blades is coming to iOS this fall. Apple Coming to the camera, the iPhone Xs and Xs Max sport a dual camera setup on the rear that consists of a 12-megapixel wide angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. The front has a 7-megapixel sensor along with a special infrared blaster that senses depth and optimises the picture accordingly. Apple has also improved facial and scene recognition by using the A12's NPU along with an advanced Image Signal Processing system. The phone also has AI-assisted "Smart HDR" that automatically senses the scene and adds up HDR. The iPhone Xs Max has the biggest battery Apple has ever used. It comes with eSIM technology for dual-SIM support, this is the same technology that is being used on the cellular iPad and Apple Watch. The China variant will be having a separate SIM slot for dual standby. Apple Lastly, Apple has launched a new iPhone Xr that is supposed to be a slightly cheaper version for this year. From the front, it looks very similar to the Xs, but the back is similar to that of the iPhone 8. It sports a 6.1-inch LCD display that Apple calls "Liquid Retina Display". The notch has the same Face ID array we see on the other two siblings along with haptic feedback for shortcuts. It has a 12-megapixel single wide angle lens on the rear while the front has a 7-megapixel sensor. It runs the same A12 Bionic chipset and brings in all the latest machine learning and artificial intelligence features. The battery life has been increased by an hour and a half when compared to the iPhone 8 Plus. Apple The iPhone Xs and Xs Max are available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB variant along with three colour options, starting at Rs 72,000 and Rs 79,000 respectively. The Xr, on the other hand, comes in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variant along with six colour options, starting at Rs 54,000. The iPhone 7 has been reduced to Rs 32,000, and the iPhone 8 starts at Rs 39,500.
  10. Imagine it's yet another day of the week, you are going about it as per usual and as your wonderful luck would have it, you have the opportunity to behold two of your country's very celebrated and popular celebrities, one being a legend, while riding up an elevator, as the door slides open at a random floor. © Reuters Now, imagine the same scenario starring 'The Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon and former bass guitarist and singer of 'The Beatles' Paul McCartney. Cool, right? For us, that would perhaps be the best conclusion to a mundane activity such as riding an elevator but this happened to be a reality for some folks in New York. © Reuters Recently, Fallon and McCartney ganged up together to prank the people riding the elevator at New York's 30 Rockefeller Plaza, who were there to take a tour of the NBC television studios. The prank was caught on camera for the world to see and the reactions they received from the fans, who were caught unaware by the two celebs, is truly heartwarming. © YouTube It is a two-minute fifty-second video clip that was shared on the official YouTube channel of 'The Tonight Show', where you can witness Fallon and McCartney sitting on sofas, a newspaper in hand, right outside the elevator lobby. When the elevator arrives, they reveal their faces from behind the newspaper, only to be greeted with excited cries and cheers. Take a look at the awesome video: Don't you agree that the reactions are totally priceless? We would have equally enjoyed the moment had we been there (though we can't promise to have contained our excitement as nicely) but watching the video is equally fun. It feels so nice to see celebs act so sportingly and leave people with a wide grin pasted on their faces.
  11. The Galaxy Note 9 launch is right around the corner and it seems like we can finally get a good glimpse of the upcoming smartphone. However, Samsung New Zealand put up the official intro video of the Galaxy Note 9 by accident, and we got to see the smartphone in all its glory. © Twitter The video was put on YouTube by mistake, which reveals the phone and the S Pen. The video shows off the blue variant with the gold/yellow S Pen. The video also tells us that the smartphone will come in a 512GB internal storage variant and can be further expanded by another 512GB via the microSD slot. This will make the smartphone capable of storing 1TB of data. As of now, it is not completely clear whether this variant will have 8GB of RAM, even though it looks likely. The video does not mention Bluetooth connectivity for the S Pen, as the video only shows us the stylus' ability to write on the display even when the phone is locked. © YouTube The Galaxy Note 9 announcement is only six days away and we know almost everything about the smartphone that is about to launch. Of course, this ruins Samsung's plans to surprise us with the new flagship device, however, one can never predict what the company has in store for its fans. The video was obviously taken down by the company, however, you can a look at a re-uploaded video below:
  12. Photo: File LONDON/NEW YORK: The world?s biggest oil traders are counting hefty losses after a surprise doubling in the price discount of US light crude to benchmark Brent in just a month, as surging US production upends the market.Trading desks...
  13. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday, promised support for President Ashraf Ghani?s bid to start peace talks with the Taliban and repeated the United States would be willing to take part. Photo:...
  14. Music's most famous couple Beyonce and Jay-Z pulled a surprise by releasing a joint album late Saturday, a long-rumored collaboration that celebrates their marital passion. NEW YORK: Music's most famous couple Beyonce and Jay-Z pulled a surprise...
  15. Taking us to an entirely different universe and making us emotionally invested in the story and its characters, was the movie of the year, 'Avengers: Infinity War'. One just cannot deny the fact that we are still reeling from the 'Avengers' hangover and can't get closure around the massive loss that we witnessed in the film. To say that we were heartbroken would be an understatement. The craze and massive success of the film can be simply gauged from the fact that it is still running in theatres around us. Some are so into it, that they have watched it over and over again, just to get an understanding of what might happen in 'Avengers 4'. Or to simply relive the awesome moments from the movie. © mensjournal While we are still coming to terms with the climax of 'Infinity War', the first synopsis of the next instalment was released, and it threw light on the sacrifices & ramifications that lie ahead, that left us paralysed. © Marvel “A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it,” revealed the latest issue of License Global. © Marvel While on one hand, the synopsis has raised a ton of questions which has left us hanging, on the other hand, 'Avengers 4' writers have revealed some details about the most talked about film that has piqued our interest even more. In an interview with the New York Times, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely promised that Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) will get their due and we are damn excited. © Marvel They revealed that both our favourite Avengers will get bigger screen presence in the 'Avengers 4'. In 'Avengers: Infinity War', though they had a vital role, we didn't get to see much of them and that disappointed many of Captain America's fans. © Marvel Yay! Now we officially can't keep calm! After all, Captain America is the first Avenger and Black Widow is the only female in the old guard and we love her badassery. © Marvel How much of the story will revolve around them, is something only time will tell, but 'Avengers 4' will give closure to the many loose ends in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 'Avengers 4' is slated for release on May 3, 2019, and it is going to be a very long wait!
  16. Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan threw a surprise birthday party for his wife, Sadaf Fawad Khan, in Lahore.The event was a star-studded affair with several actors, designers, musicians and directors in attendance.Mahira Khan, Urwa Hocane, models...
  17. Since the time Sylvester Stallone wished Salman Khan (despite the Bobby Deol goof-up) for his upcoming film 'Race 3', the industry has been talking about the budding friendship between Rocky and Bollywood's Sultan. In fact, Salman recently took to his Twitter account and said, “While I introduce the #race3 family this week, this is something all of you should know.” While I introduce the #race3 family this week, this is something all of you should know . pic.twitter.com/Zj1xpyb3Lx — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) March 21, 2018 Stallone in return tweeted the 'Race 3' poster, wishing Salman Khan all the very best for his project. The very best wishes to very talented film hero SALMAN KHAN For his next film RACE 3… https://t.co/hNAFDzzuW1 — Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) March 21, 2018 While you might like how they are gushing over each other right now, you should also know how this beautiful relationship started. Well, we have all the details and it's pretty sweet. It all began a few years ago when Salman met Sylvester for the first time through Sajid Nadiadwala. And since then, the two have been in touch whenever possible. Talking about their friendship, a source revealed to Bollywoodlife, “Sylvester and Salman have been in touch. They met each other a few years ago and through Sajid Nadiadwala. Sylvester and Salman have been in touch with each other constantly through text over the past few years.” In fact, taking a step further these two even gifted each other their most-prized possessions making it evident how much they adore each other. “A while back, Sylvester had gifted Salman, five Rocky posters, which he absolutely loves. It is one of his most prized possessions and Salman had even gifted Sylvester some of his paintings,” the source added further. Salman and Sylvester are superstars with massive fan followings and we are delighted to see how the two have bonded over time. It is also being said that we might get to see Stallone making a cameo in 'Race 3'. In the past, Salman also wanted him to make an appearance in 'Sultan', however, things didn't work out. But there are high chances this time that we might get to see the two sharing screen space together. No doubt, we are uber excited about the possible cameo.
  18. Speculation intensified Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was in Beijing for a surprise visit, after Japanese media reported the arrival of a special North Korean train met by an honour guard under tight security. Photo: AFP file1 BEIJING: Speculation intensified Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was in Beijing for a surprise visit, after Japanese media reported the arrival of a special North Korean train met by an honour guard under tight security. If confirmed, it would mark Kim?s first overseas trip since coming to power in 2011 and signal an intriguing twist in a fast-developing diplomatic exercise that has opened the door to separate summits between Kim and the presidents of South Korea and the United States in the next few months. Some analysts had suggested China ? the North?s only major ally ? had been sidelined by the overtures from Pyongyang to Seoul and Washington, but a visit by Kim would put Beijing firmly back at the centre of the diplomatic equation. "They?re concerned about being left out, with the North Koreans directly cutting a deal with the Americans that doesn?t necessarily reflect Chinese interests," said Bill Bishop, publisher of the Sinocism China Newsletter. A possible visit was first reported by Japan?s Kyodo news agency, citing unidentified sources as saying that a high-ranking North Korean official had arrived in the Chinese capital on Monday afternoon. Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV showed footage of a train ? similar to that used for foreign visits by Kim?s late father Kim Jong Il ? pulling in to Beijing train station and being met by a military honour guard and a convoy of black limousines. The manager of a store at the plaza outside the station said the station had been blocked off for a period in the afternoon with a heavy police presence. At the Diaoyutai guest house, where Kim Jong Il stayed during his visits to Beijing, there was an unusually heavy police presence with officers stationed every 50-100 metres in front of the imposing compound. An AFP photographer saw a motorcade of limousines leave the guest house under a police escort on Tuesday morning. Official silence There was no mention of any visit by either the Chinese or North Korean state media, and a Chinese foreign ministry official told a regular press briefing Monday that she was unaware of reports that North Korean officials were spotted at a train station in the northeastern border city of Dandong. South Korean broadcaster SBS TV said guests at a Dandong hotel that overlooks the train link to North Korea across the Yalu River had been asked to leave and curtains drawn across the hotel windows. The hotel will resume bookings on Wednesday afternoon, it said, suggesting the train, and whoever might be on board, would have returned by then. Kim Jong Il, who had a known fear of flying, visited China several times on his private, armoured train. His visits were confirmed by Chinese and North Korean state media only after he had left the country. The younger Kim has not undertaken any official trip abroad since taking power following his father?s death in 2011. And he has yet to host a single head of state, having snubbed the president of Mongolia who visited Pyongyang in 2013. In Washington, the White House said it was unable to confirm Kim?s presence in Pyongyang and the government in Seoul said only that it was closely monitoring the situation. For decades Beijing has been Pyongyang?s key diplomatic protector and main source of trade and aid, but their relationship has soured in recent years. Kim broke with tradition by not travelling to Beijing to pay his respects to President Xi Jinping after coming to power, and Beijing has become increasingly frustrated with its neighbour?s nuclear weapon programme ? showing a new willingness to agree, and enforce, tougher UN sanctions. At the same time, Beijing fears the collapse of the regime in Pyongyang and the instability it would bring, potentially sending waves of refugees into China and the possibility of US troops stationed on its border in a unified Korea. High-level inter-Korean talks are scheduled for Thursday to pave the way for a summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in late April. Discussions have also begun on a possible summit with Trump in May.
  19. File Photo PESHAWAR: A top food inspection body in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested two persons and issued notices to multiple retailers during an operation conducted Thursday night here in the provincial capital's Saddar area, its spokesperson said. As many as 14 shopping malls and popular food spots in the city were issued warnings by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority late night after officials of the food regulatory authority observed worsening conditions during their check. Further, two retailers were also arrested for violating health standards and stocking expired goods. The arrestees ? both butchers ? were arrested for selling meat without a doctor's seal, the spokesperson said, adding that dirt and cockroaches were discovered in their unhygienic meat storage facilities and freezers. Both retailers have previously disregarded notices and were, therefore, arrested during the latest round of inspection. They could be fined, their business sealed off or both, the spokesperson noted.
  20. Ben Enwonwu's 1974 painting of the daughter of a Yoruba king has taken on almost mythical status in Nigeria. Photo: AFP LONDON: "I think of it as the African Mona Lisa," said award-winning novelist Ben Okri, gazing at the long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess which recently turned up in a London flat. Ben Enwonwu?s 1974 painting of Adetutu "Tutu" Ademiluyi, daughter of a Yoruba king, has taken on almost mythical status in the painter?s native Nigeria. It was last seen in 1975 but is now up for sale after its surprise rediscovery. "It has been a legendary painting for 40 years, everybody keeps talking about Tutu, saying ?where is Tutu??," the Booker Prize-winning writer Okri told AFP. As a prominent Nigerian cultural figure on the world stage, Okri viewed the painting at prestigious London auction house Bonhams, where the work will be sold on February 28. "He wasn?t just painting the girl, he was painting the whole tradition. It?s a symbol of hope and regeneration to Nigeria, it?s a symbol of the phoenix rising," he said. "I spent hours looking at it, making up for the time that we hadn?t seen it. It?s been a work of rumour, but here it is, crystallised." Missing masterpiece The work was uncovered by Giles Peppiatt, director of Modern African Art at Bonhams, after a north London family contacted him following lucrative recent sales of Nigerian artworks. "It was quite remarkable when I walked into this flat in north London and saw it hanging on the wall, it was about the last thing I expected to see," he explained. "As soon as I saw it I knew it was authentic, but I couldn?t say that at the time to the owners because you can?t just blurt that out." After confirming the search for "Tutu" was over, the family "were, not surprisingly, pretty astounded," he revealed. "It?s a missing masterpiece." ?Prize work? Enwonwu, who died in 1994, is considered the father of Nigerian modernism. He made three paintings of "Tutu", the locations of all of which had been a mystery until the recent discovery. The works became symbols of peace following the clash of ethnic groups in the Nigerian-Biafran conflict of the late 1960s. "The sitter is Yoruba and Ben Enwonwu was Ibo, so they were of different ethnic tribes," said Eliza Sawyer, specialist in Bonhams? African Art department. "It was an important symbol of reconciliation." Enwonwu was from a politically-connected Ibo family and his father was a traditional sculptor. The painter stumbled upon his most famous muse by accident. "He would go around local villages and sketch local scenes and figures, and he encountered this young woman whom he thought was just entrancing and requested to paint her, not knowing her stature," explained Sawyer. "She was a little taken back by the request," she added. "It is the peak of the artist?s career, there?s also the sitter?s status as a princess and thirdly the painting had been lost. That all creates an awful lot of mystery." The rediscovered painting was last displayed at the Italian embassy in Lagos in 1975, and was bought by the father of the north London family during a business trip. "It was pretty much regarded as his prize work," explained Peppiatt. "I think he was secretly in love with the sitter. She is a very pretty lady. "It?s pretty audacious, with the light under the chin, which focuses you on the head. As a bit of painting it stands on its own anyway, without any of the other stories," he added. The painting is expected to sell for around £250,000 ($347,000, 282,000 euros) when it goes on sale jointly in London and Lagos on February 28, but Okri argued that its worth was more than financial. "It gives us a glimpse of an important African reconfiguration of the art of portraiture," he said. "It?s going to start a fire, start a debate. Never have they given proper due to African painters. This is the perfect work to start" to ask why, he added.
  21. Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omar Zakhilwal. -File ISLAMABAD: Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omar Zakhilwal on Wednesday expressed his surprise after Pakistan's Foreign Office claimed a day earlier that the country had handed over 27 suspected terrorists to Afghan authorities in November 2017. On Tuesday, FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal had said that Pakistan had handed over individuals, who were suspected of belonging to Tehreek-i-Taliban Afghanistan (TTA) and Haqqani Network (HN), to Afghanistan. Zakhilwal, in a post on a social media platform, said it would be it would be a huge step in the bilateral relationship between the two countries "if this indeed happens". Afghan authorities, on a regular basis, blame Pakistan after major terrorist attacks in the country and accuse Pakistan of providing safe haven to terror networks operating inside Afghanistan. Pakistan, in its defence, counters the allegations by stating that a large portion of Afghan territory is outside of Kabul's influence and control, providing adequate room to terror outfits to carry out their activities in both countries. Faisal had also said that Pakistan has continued to push any suspected TTA and HN elements to prevent them from using Pakistani soil for terrorist activity in Afghanistan. Earlier in January, the United States announced that it was suspending the transfer of military equipment and security-related funds to Pakistan. The suspension of security assistance to Islamabad came after Washington accused Pakistan of playing a ?double game? on fighting terrorism and warned Islamabad it would have to do more if it wanted to maintain US aid. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had also confirmed that Washington would withhold $255 million in assistance to Pakistan. Haley's statement followed an angry tweet from Trump that the US had been rewarded with ?nothing but lies and deceit? for giving Pakistan billions in aid. In August, Trump concluded a months-long review of America?s strategy to win the brutal war in Afghanistan ? now entering its 17th year ? and called for an increase in the tempo and intensity of strikes against the Taliban. The aim was to persuade some Taliban factions to enter talks with the government in Kabul. This month?s spate of bombings and Trump?s comments indicate that the end game may be further away than the White House would like.
  22. Nominees for the Academy Awards, which will be presented on March 4, greeted the honours with surprise, gratitude and some serious thoughts about making movies. The following are some reactions - through statements, telephone calls and social media - to the Oscar nominations announced on Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Meryl Streep Meryl Streep has been nominated for best actress for The Post. Meryl Streep, best actress for The Post, her 21st nomination ?I am honoured beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defence of press freedom, and the inclusion of women?s voices in the movement of history - Proud of the film, and all her filmmakers. Thank you from a full heart.? Guillermo del Toro Guillermo del Toro, nominated for director and original screenplay for ?The Shape of Water,? which led the nominations with 13 nods including for best picture. Photo: file Guillermo del Toro, nominated for director and original screenplay for The Shape of Water, which led the nominations with 13 nods including for best picture ?I feel incredibly happy and grateful and the best part is to be nominated with the team and see the craftsmanship and artistry of the movie rewarded. For 25 years, I?ve been preaching that the dark poetry and emotion of my stories are fairytales for modern times. I truly believe they resonate with an audience in way that can only be accessible by saying ?once upon a time.'? Jordan Peele Jordan Peele, nominated for director and original screenplay for ?Get Out,? which is also up for best picture. Photo: file Jordan Peele, nominated for director and original screenplay for Get Out, which is also up for best picture. ?It feels amazing to know that people not only have seen the film but really feel the film, and feel the experience I was trying to illustrate that?s really important to a lot of people. For so long, I?ve just wanted to be a director, my dream has been to make films, and for so long, I just thought the biggest and best reward that could even come from my first movie is that I might get to make another one. I still feel that way, but this is going to help with that.? Sally Hawkins Sally Hawkins, nominated for best actress for The Shape of Water. Sally Hawkins, nominated for best actress for The Shape of Water. ?I am so delighted for us all. To be honoured by the acknowledgement of my colleagues of fellow actors, filmmakers, writers, crew members is truly humbling. It is a privilege to tell such stories and to be able to make films that show there is a life beyond the life that people know ? one that is not always seen.? Christopher Plummer Christopher Plummer, best supporting actor nominee for All the Money in the World. ?I am absolutely thrilled to have received this nomination by the Academy. It was quite unexpected but incredibly gratifying. Everything has happened so quickly of late that I am still a trifled stunned but excited by it all.? Gary Oldman Gary Oldman, best actor nominee for ?Darkest Hour? ?To have the chance to play an iconic leader like Winston Churchill at this point in my career, was the opportunity of a lifetime and I am so happy that my colleagues and partners on this wonderful film have also been honored with nominations. I am overjoyed to be nominated, and proud to be part of this wonderful thing known as movie making!? Lesley Manville Lesley Manville, best supporting actress nominee for Phantom Thread. Lesley Manville, best supporting actress nominee for Phantom Thread. ?I am rather giddy with excitement at the wonderful news and extremely thankful ... It is also quite a day for my son Alfie Oldman - having both parents nominated in the same year.? Greta Gerwig Greta Gerwig, nominated for best director and best original screenplay for Lady Bird, which is also up for best picture. Photo: file Greta Gerwig, nominated for best director and best original screenplay for Lady Bird, which is also up for best picture. ?This is an unbelievable honour and I am beside myself with joy and gratitude. The entire team who made Lady Bird poured their heart and soul into it, and I am so deeply grateful to the Academy for their recognition.? Saoirse Ronan Saoirse Ronan, best actress nominee for Lady Bird. Photo: file Saoirse Ronan, best actress nominee for Lady Bird. ?To have been a part of a film like Lady Bird was a true privilege and I am incredibly grateful to the Academy for recognizing this wonderful story about the beauty and strength of women.? Laurie Metcalf Laurie Metcalf, best supporting actress nominee for ?Lady Bird?. Photo: file Laurie Metcalf, best supporting actress nominee for Lady Bird. ?It feels surreal. I never thought that this would ever happen. My career is not focused on movies, I just didn?t see that this would ever be a possibility and so I owe that to Greta and Saoirse.? Richard Jenkins Richard Jenkins, best supporting actor nominee for The Shape of Water. Photo; file Richard Jenkins, best supporting actor nominee for The Shape of Water. ?I?m so excited and thrilled by the nomination and for ?The Shape of Water? team lead by Guillermo the Great. It is rare and humbling to be part of something so special.? Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon, nominated for original screenplay for The Big Sick. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon, nominated for original screenplay for The Big Sick. ?It was an incredibly unique challenge to take some of the most vulnerable, painful, and beautiful moments from our life together and turn it into a movie. At times we worried it would be insurmountable or would rip us apart, or even worse- that no one would like it. The fact that it connected with audiences is exhilarating, and this nomination proves that our love is real. We have decided to stay married.? Martin McDonagh Martin McDonagh, director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which received seven nominations including best picture, best actress and best supporting actor. Photo; file1 Martin McDonagh, director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which received seven nominations including best picture, best actress and best supporting actor. ?I?m thrilled that our film has received seven nominations from the Academy, and that the beautiful work of our editor Jon Gregory, our composer Carter Burwell, my gentle brothers-in-arms Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, and our fearless leader Frances McDormand, have all been recognized so wonderfully.? Octavia Spencer Octavia Spencer, best-supporting actress nominee for The Shape of Water. Photo: file Octavia Spencer, best-supporting actress nominee for The Shape of Water. ?My heart is bursting with pure elation for the cast and crew of The Shape Of Water. Guillermo has given us all a dream job and to be recognized by the Academy is so deeply moving.?
  23. What is 'Race' without Saif Ali Khan? Every time you think of this film, Saif's character Ranvir Singh comes to your mind. The persona of the character that he created is not an easy one to forget. Such was his charm that not just the first instalment but even the sequel did wonders at the box office. From his quick-badass wit to his style of dressing, everything he did just made us love him even more. So naturally, it did come as a big surprise when Saif's name wasn't in the cast of 'Race 3'. Yeah, it was quite disappointing and we will not lie about that. The third instalment of the franchise has Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem, Freddy Daruwala and Daisy Shah. Well, that's an interesting medley of talent and Abbas-Mustan totally knows how to make a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seats. But Saif's presence will be missed. Recently, Saif was asked why he isn't a part of the film and, speaking to IANS, he revealed that the film was, of course, offered to him but he didn't connect with the part that was offered. © Tips “Ramesh Taurani said I'm making a completely different movie this time with a totally different story. I was offered a part but Salman Khan is the best thing to happen to anybody. He's the biggest star in the country. I didn't feel a connection myself with the part I was offered. So, I decided to do something else.” No doubt Salman makes entertaining films but we will miss Saif for sure!
  24. We all have heard people say that “revenge is a dish best served cold or sweet”, but we would like to modify it a little and say that “a prank is a dish best served with a tinge of romance” and this guy here shows you how to nail this trick without making your girlfriend breakup with you. We, however, don't rule out the possibility of him sleeping on the couch or staying out of the house for a day, after this prank. Have you ever come across a guy whose motto in life is 'I don't give two flying f**ks if I ever get laid again'? Well, we just found one and trust us, this man here, is giving us relationship goals in its truest form. He has quite literally mastered the art of surprising his girlfriend. © Bored Panda The moment the woman entered the house, she was welcomed by a trail of clues that looked like it would lead to a romantic moment between the two. Well, we too were fooled into believing the same. © Bored Panda She soon started clicking pictures to document the special surprise laid down in front of her. But, the guy caught his girlfriend off guard. © Bored Panda We have seen couples play pranks on each other using spiders, make each other eat random things, and pregnancy pranks; but this one does manage to give them some tough competition and we can't help but laugh at how the event unfolds. © Bored Panda © Bored Panda This is what his last placard had to say and if you are expecting some romantic note, then you are knocking at the wrong door. © Bored Panda If there's anyone who truly follows PM Modi's Swachcha Bharat Abhiyaan, it's this guy. With this one priceless surprise, this guy has unlocked the last stage of the dating game which most of us are clearly unaware about. If after this ultimate prank the girl is still his girlfriend, then all we can say is a few years down the line, this guy will narrate this prank tale to his kids saying, “That's how I met your mother, children”. Source: Bored Panda
  25. US singer Katy Perry during the photocall before the Chanel 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Haute Couture collection show in Paris, France, July 4, 2017. AFP/Patrick Kovarik/Files CHICAGO: Pop star Katy Perry made a surprise appearance at an American couple's wedding over the weekend, taking photos and dancing with the newlyweds at their reception in St Louis. Perry was in the midwestern city for a concert, when she and her entourage surprised newlyweds Hayley Rosenblum and Blonie Dudney at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday night. "She actually asked the bride and groom if she could come in and crash their wedding, and they both said yes," Amy Prada ? a wedding guest ? told AFP. "Everyone was shocked and happily surprised," Prada said, adding that Perry visited for about 15 minutes, dancing with the couple, and taking selfies with guests. The surprise came late into the night. Wedding photographer Ray Prop told St Louis Magazine that he was getting ready to leave. "All of a sudden, the crazy human-train stopped right at the bride and groom, and a woman with short blonde hair in a baseball cap said: 'Do you mind if we crash your wedding?'," Prop said. Perry was in town for her "Witness" tour, and mentioned the wedding visit during her Sunday performance, according to posts on social media.
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