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  1. Chitharesh Natesan, popularly known as @chitharesh_indian_monster on Instagram, is a Delhi-based Malayali bodybuilder, who went on to win the title of Mr. Universe at the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship held in South Korea in 2019. Well, it's interesting to note that he was the first Indian man to win the title. The competition is organised yearly by the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (WBPF). To prep for pageants like these, Chitharesh had to stick to an incredibly strenuous diet of forty egg whites, one-kilogram chicken breast, a measured portion of fish, rice, and vegetables. For almost a year, he had to follow this diet. Chitharesh is originally from Vaduthala, Ernakulam. He, after completing his BA in History from the Maharajas College, then graduated from Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) to become a personal trainer at the Rejuvenation Fitness Group in Delhi. He focused more on weight training and would meet clients in the day and spend the rest of his time on his workouts. View this post on InstagramFriends you can also follow me on twitter (@chitharesh_nasi) and facebook (Chithatresh the Indina monster).. Thank you for all the support. BE FIT . . . #the_indianbodybuilding #ibbf_india_fitness_model #ibbfindiað®ð³ #beingstrongindia #determination #championsð #blessedð #indiað®ð³ #physiquecreator #BEFIT9A post shared by (@chitharesh_indian_monster) This is clearly not the first time he's won a title. Having been in the industry for a number of years, he's won a number of accolades before. As a male fitness model, Chitharesh has won a number of fitness pageants within the country in the male fitness model category. View this post on InstagramWinning is always a humble experience... ð #ibbf_india_fitness_model #ibbfindiað®ð³ #the_indianbodybuilding #powerhouse #fitnesstrainer #worldbodybuilding #accoladesA post shared by (@chitharesh_indian_monster) As an Insta-famous influencer, Chitharesh uses this platform to motivate Indian men to become the best versions of themselves. But apart from his career, we've noticed that he's also quite well-dressed whenever he gets the opportunity to. Here are some examples. Case in point, the time he twinned with his significant other and looked rather spiffy while at it. View this post on InstagramLove of my life . . . . . #MrWorld2019 #bodybuilder #mrasia2019 #befit #sport #fitnessmotivation #MrUnivers2019 #sportsgirl #love #couple #forever #kerala #fitnessmodel #chithareshnatesanwife #adidas #puma #reebok #bodybuilding #fitness #sports #stayfit #befit #bodybuilder #kerala #fitnessmodelA post shared by (@chitharesh_indian_monster) While this picture does not show his suit in all its glory, yet the monochrome look complements Chitharesh well. View this post on InstagramHonoured to be part of and being felicitated by Crossword Public Relations "The Great Visioners Awards".Thank You all ð. @crossword_pr BE FIT . . . #the_indianbodybuilding #theyouthicon #ibbf_india_fitness_model #ibbfindiað®ð³ #honoured #fitnessmonster #fitnessbeast #strength #motivated #hardworkpaysoffs #lifegoals #love #supplements #thegreatvisionersawards #best #lovemylifeð #beingstrongindia #BEFITA post shared by (@chitharesh_indian_monster) Here is another instance of Chitharesh twinning with his S.O, which truly shows that he knows exactly how to put together an outfit that will seamlessly complement another outfit. View this post on InstagramHard work always pays off...and then there's this body to show off. #ibbfindiað®ð³ #ibbf_india_fitness_model #kerala #bodybuilder #musclecars #inspire #coreworkout #culture #worthit #loveA post shared by (@chitharesh_indian_monster) In this, Chitharesh is rocking outfit in a lungi and a coordinated pink shirt that really cohesively blends together the outfit. View this post on InstagramHard work always pays off...and then there's this body to show off. #ibbfindiað®ð³ #ibbf_india_fitness_model #kerala #bodybuilder #musclecars #inspire #coreworkout #culture #worthit #loveA post shared by (@chitharesh_indian_monster) View the full article
  2. Robert Downey Jr. is now said to be willing to take a pay-cut to return to the MCU with more films
  3. Selena Gomez goes makeup-free as she puts album 'RARE' out in the universeSelena Gomez's fans are going crazy after the singer dropped her much-awaited album RARE today (Friday). Sharing the big news with her fans on Instagram, Selena posted a picture of herself, holding the album. “HERE IT IS!!! My album is officially out in the universe.. thank you for the souls that worked on this with me. Now it’s yours. Hope you like it. #Rare,” she wrote. In the post, the Lose You to Love Me songstress can be seen biting on the edge of her album cover. She can be seen dressed in a blingy, halter neck top, with a black blazer over it. The diva, went makeup-free yet again, and opted for a dash of highlighter all over her face, to exude brightness. Earlier, Selena was in the news for being eclipsed by ex Justin Bieber, who chose to release his album around the same time as hers.
  4. Avengers: Endgame was literally the end of an era, as the name suggests, so it's kind of fitting how it was released the year that would also be the end of a decade. When it comes to Hollywood, it's safe to say the entire decade belonged to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Except for Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, every Marvel movie was released in these ten years and honestly, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that they changed the game for superhero movies. So many incredible movies, so many 'marvel'-ous moments, so many exciting things have happened this decade so why not look back at the best scenes and moments we got these past few years, as it's the perfect way to kick-start 2020. Here are some of the best MCU moments that made all of us into Marvel stans. 1. Cap Wields Mjolnir Hands down the best moment from any movie ever, not just Marvel. It's okay if you disagree since everyone is entitled to their wrong opinions. It was so unexpected, yet expected, and I can still hear the cheers in the theatre whenever watched this for the first time. Actually, I can watch it a hundred times and still be as excited as the first time. Such a crucial moment, Thanos is overpowering Thor and will probably kill him, but wait, in comes Cap to show he's worthy. Nothing can top this. 2. Tony Stark Snapping His Fingers (And Dying) Another crucial moment of the decade, the real end of an era. Tony Stark launched the MCU and made it what it is today and even though it sucks that RDJ won't be a part of the movies anymore, it was such a great heroic ending for him and that's what he deserves. 3. AVENGERS....assemble Yes, I'm still stuck on Endgame in this list till now, but come on, this also deserves a place here. For the first time ever, so many superheroes, so many characters came together to fight one evil villain, the giant purple grape. Captain America saying "Avengers Assemble" for the last time ever was one of the most powerful moments of the entire movie. 4. Ragnarok Final Fight With Immigrant Song Playing TAIKA.DID.THAT. The song, the fight, the lightning, Thor realising just how powerful he is - everything about this entire scene is perfect. And, obviously this also played a part in saving Thor's character in the MCU after the disaster that was Thor: The Dark World. 5. Cap's Transformation After The Serum The best before and after in the history of before and afters. Just kidding. But, the reveal was nothing short of incredible. Just seeing a scrawny little kid who likes to fight everyone turn into a "good man, not a perfect soldier". Fun fact, Peggy touching Steve's chest right after he takes the serum was not in the script, she was just amazed by how great Chris Evans looks shirtless, just like all of us. 6. When Avengers Assembled For The First Time Well, it was the most ambitious crossover at the time, before we knew what was there in store for us in the near future. All of them obviously have very different but strong personalities and it was great seeing everyone disagree and then eventually working together to save the world. 7. The Elevator Scene "Before I start, does anyone wants to get out?" This scene has honestly become iconic, just one Cap beating up dozens of people, what a sight. Moreover, the callback to this scene in Endgame was a nice touch, especially the "Hail Hydra" part. 8. The Antman And The Wasp Mid Credit Scene What a jaw-dropping, unexpected scene. It was the first movie to be released after Avengers: Infinity War and they obviously had to tie in Antman somehow since he would play a huge part in Endgame, but no one ever saw this coming. Poor Scott is stuck in the Quantum Realm while Hope van Dyne, Hank Pym, and Janet van Dyne get dusted. 9. Age Of Ultron Final Battle Yes, Age of Ultron is the worst Avengers movie, I know, but no one can deny that this scene was great. All of them in the circle formation fighting off the killer bots made for a great end fight scene. 10. Spidey's Entry In MCU A lot of the things in Civil War, actually everything in Civil War could've been avoided, but at least it gave us a great entry point for Spidey and his introduction in the MCU was one of the highlights of the movie. 11. "Dormammu, I've Come To Bargain" I know you read that in Doctor Strange's voice, I know it. You know, how in every movie there's a final battle scene with the hero heroicly defeating his enemy? Well, Doctor Strange literally annoyed the hell out of the villain and got his victory. How 'strange' and awesome was this ending? 12. Thor's Entrance In Wakanda Thor's entry in Wakanda has to be hands down the best entrance by any character in any movie ever. I mean, you can just tell that by how loudly everyone cheered in the theatre when the God of thunder made the epic descent to earth with his shiny new axe, that too at the most crucial moment. The guy lost everything and almost died because of Thanos, obviously he's here for revenge(r) and the first thing he says is "Bring me Thanos". 13. How Nick Fury Lost His Eye Well, the reveal might've been a little underwhelming, but honestly that's what made it even better. No, he didn't lose it in an epic battle or anything, he was just defeated by an alien cat. It gets even better when you remember Nick Fury saying, "The last time I trusted someone I lost an eye," to Cap. 14. Cap And His Nomad Beard's Entry In Infinity War While Thor's entry in Wakanda was the superior entry in the movie, Cap is also almost up there because of his nomad beard. Steve Rogers in that stealth suit would've been enough but no, they made it even better by adding the beard. Good one, Russo brothers. 15. Women Of Marvel Assembling In Endgame Yes, it was a great moment, for sure, but honestly, Nat's presence there was missing and it would've been great to see the first female Avenger to be up there with everyone fighting. I have said it before and I will say it again, Hawkeye should've been sacrificed for the soul stone instead. 16. Pepper Killing Killian Pepper for the win! Remember there was a post going around how Pepper had killed more villains than literally anyone else in the MCU, including all the Avengers? Yes, she's a badass for sure. 17. House Party Protocol So many suits, so many freaking Iron Man suits. It's like the destruction of another level but it was just great to see. 18. Cap Passing On The Shield To Sam Even though I will forever be mad about how Steve's story arc ended, it did give way for the new Captain America aka Sam Wilson. It's such a crucial moment and passing on the shield to someone like Sam ensures that the world's safety is in good hands even with Cap and Tony gone. 19. Hulk..Smash A simple order from Cap, but what a great moment nonetheless. The fact that the Hulk listens so carefully and then does exactly that makes for a hilarious moment. 20. Fat Thor We were not ready for this, no one expected this, but it worked so well. While I agree Thor being fat shouldn't have been used for a punchline, I still believe it showed the reality of depression he went through after everyone got dusted in Infinity War. The best part was that even though he was emotionally very vulnerable, he was still worthy and was still one of the strongest Avengers. 21. The World Finding Out Who Spider-Man Is The last moment of the decade from Marvel, and the last important moment for this list. Both of the Spider-Man movies ended with the same dialogue - someone going "What the f.." but the difference is in the first one, only Aunt May finds out, but in the second they kicked it up a notch and literally the entire world found out. I'm glad that Sony and Disney worked out their fight over Spidey's custody because I really need to know what would happen next now that Peter Parker's cover is blown. View the full article
  5. When writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons co-created the Watchmen comic in the 1980s, their intention was to snatch back the concepts of larger-than-life heroism and portray a realistic, gritty and as a result, much more human exploration of what it means to be a vigilante. © DC Comics/Dave Gibbons/Alan Moore Gone was the plot armour and detachment from real life - every part of the 12-issue series held immense implications for not just heroism and justice, but the very world and politics that gripped the Cold War insecurities of 1986. The aftermath of the book (and Zack Snyder's 2009 film adaptation) has left the world in a strange place - free of fossil fuels and nuclear warfare, but plagued by divisive politics, racial prejudice and deep-seated conspiracy. © HBO/DC Comics This is Watchmen's core idea, and one that's been simmering in American society and politics for generations, especially when it comes to issues of race. Although previously explored by the X-Men franchise, HBO's Watchmen brings into question some very real historical events, and isn't afraid to get close and personal with them. Watchmen is primarily set in an alternate-universe 2019, but the opening scenes take us to a fairly unfamiliar time and place - the Tulsa race massacre of 1921. The conflict behind the scenes involves malevolent, white racists and a wealthy black community in the state of Oklahoma - although it could stand in for any number of atrocities committed by white communities against black people in America. The theme is in-your-face right from the beginning of the show - making a statement for itself that comes off as a little forced, but you're given a clear message here: “This is what the show is going to be about. We're being clear with you.” While the opening scenes have their own poignant, dramatic storytelling, Watchmen does leave viewers a bit confused - where do costumed heroes enter into this? The answer is slowly, yet definitively explored by the prime character of Season 1 - Angela Abar/Sister Night, brought to life by the Oscar-winning talents of Regina King. © HBO/DC Comics In a world where the police wear masks to protect their identities and squid rains from the sky (nice little nod to the comics there), Angela juggles her two personas - the ex-cop with a family on her shoulders, and the badass vigilante with a steelclad resolve - fairly comfortably. It's in this situation that her world begins to turn upside down, and a mysterious past begins to pull her towards a conspiracy. © HBO/DC Comics Just like Alan Moore did, 30 years ago - which is where the choices made in this adaptation start to make a little more sense, especially when you take a closer look at the career of director Damon Lindelof. A Vigilante's Perspective Lindelof enjoys playing with perspectives in his work, like he did in Lost, and Watchmen offers a sort of narrative playing ground that few other series can match. In the new series, Lindelof's skill shines through the mid-season point, where we begin to break off in satisfyingly timed intervals to discover the lives of characters far removed from the concerns and worries of Angela. © Reuters One of the most odd and curious examples of this is Jeremy Irons' performance as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias in little cutaway sequences. Here we see the ex-vigilante live an eccentric life as the owner to a massive countryside estate where he toys with the lives of his seemingly-brainwashed attendants. It's funny, and helps break the tension of Angela's story - even though it is a bit macabre. © HBO/DC Comics Through these sequences, we're given intimate glimpses of the characters within this world, and through the characters' own deceit and human flaws, our understanding of them is broken and repaired again. It makes for wholesome, realistic storytelling that better mirrors real life. This Is (Not Necessarily) America All of this sounds great, which it is, except for the fact that the series rarely if ever strays from its core of American socio-political issues. The international audience is left dangling with little in terms of cultural anchors to hold onto - despite the issues being real, expecting someone on the other side of the Earth to care about KKK supremacists is a bit of a stretch - but this is a story that could only be told in America, after all. © HBO/DC Comics The classical banner of American superheroes has always been grand and statuesque - a (usually white) man perched high above a glittering metropolis. What Watchmen aims to do is to rediscover this perspective. Not from those who have always, in a sense, looked down upon society, but from those who have had to fight an uphill battle from the beginning. 'What does it mean to be a black superhero today? How does race relate to saving the world? Perhaps most difficult to answer - how do we interpret this story in relation to the actual events of racial violence that have been reported across America for years?' We'll just have to follow Angela, and discover the answers for ourselves. The treatment might occasionally seem clunky and unfocused, but this is certainly a brave new horizon to chart in big-budget TV - and we recommend that you stay around to see how it ends. Watchmen airs on Star World, starting 24th November - don't miss it. Rating: 7.5/10
  6. If Hollywood has Marvel Cinematic Universe, then here in Bollywood we have Rohit Shetty and his 'Singham Cinematic Universe', where cops are greater and powerful than any superhero out there. Honestly, cop movies in Bollywood weren't as big a thing until the release of 'Singham'. Post the 100-crore (each) success of 'Singham', 'Singham Returns' and 'Simmba', Rohit Shetty is now coming up with another cop movie 'Sooryavanshi' starring Akshay Kumar. And Ajay Devgn feels that the 'Singham' franchise can be Bollywood's 'Avengers'. In a recent interview to PTI, Ajay said "Universes have a massive scope in Bollywood. 'Singham' is a strong franchise and then 'Simmba' has become another important series, and now if 'Sooryavanshi' goes on to become something like that, which I'm sure it will, it's the same thing as 'Avengers'." He further said that while MCU picked up superheroes, in India cops like "Singham and Simmba" are the superheroes, "So we're trying to make our world. We are taking it into a more realistic zone." © Instagram In fact, Ajay believes that all those people who like the Marvel Cinematic Universe will lap up Rohit Shetty's cop universe in no time. "Either you are an Iron Man fan or any other Avengers', now that all of them came together for a film, one will definitely go. Every superhero's fan would go, it's as simple as that. If these characters also go on to become that strong, then people would wait for something like this." © Instagram Praising 'Avengers: Endgame', Ajay said Bollywood should learn a lesson from the box office performance of the film and also spoke about how competing with Hollywood is not possible due to financial constraints. (Folks, let's not count the number of cars blown up in the entire franchise.) Apart from 'Sooryavanshi', Rohit Shetty is also planning to make a movie on female cops to complete his cop-universe. Can I say Russo Brothers have got nothing on Rohit Shetty and Singham? Of course, I can.
  7. If you have watched the latest 'Fantastic Beasts' movie then this is a cool ground for further investigation, if not, then beware, spoilers ahead! While the latest instalment was slow in parts, interesting in some, the wild ending opened a Pandora's box of discussion for fans and viewers. Who would have thought that Credence, who is seeking his history so desperately, would stun everyone when his identity was finally revealed. © Warner Bros It is already established that the movie draws from the Harry Potter universe and there is an obvious connection between the two. However, in case, your memory is not jogging fast enough and you need a recollection of exactly how everything in this movie fits in the world of Harry Potter, then allow us to elaborate. 1. The Mirror Of Erised- Now, we are familiar with this magical mirror which is known to show us nothing but the 'most deepest and desperate desires of our heart'. Back in the first book, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone', when Harry asks Dumbledore what does the mirror show him, Albus is quick to respond with 'thick, woollen socks'. Of course, it is a lie but this movie shows what the younger Dumbledore truly desired when we get a glimpse of his intimate relationship with none other than his friend-turned-nemesis Gellert Grindelwald himself. © Warner Bros 2. Nicolas Flamel- I don't know about you, but the excited me got more excited to see the man from the first book come alive on the screen for the first time. He is the French Alchemist who is known to have the elixir of life, is immortal and is also, as we know, Dumbledore's close friend. When Lord Voldemort is on the lookout for the stone, Flamel trusts Albus with it. © Warner Bros 3. Dumbledore's Empathy For Obscurials- As per various theories, Dumbledore's sister was an Obscurial who was abused by Muggles as a kid and therefore never practised magic. This suppression led to uncontollable outbursts of power from her. Their father Percival is sent to Azkaban for killing the muggles and never reveals the intention, fearing that the Ministry would take Ariana away. Eventually, Ariana's outbursts end up with them losing their mother and then Albus becomes their guardian. He later develops an idea with his friend Grindelwald that a utopian world could exist for wizards, which leads them towards 'The Deathly Hallows'. In the same book, we read that Harry learnt about the duel between the brothers and Grindelwald and Ariana's demise that kept Dumbledore guilty all his life. It makes sense that he wants Newt to protect Credence, because he doesn't want another obscurial to face a horrific destiny. 4. The Conflict Between The Ministry Of Magic & Dumbledore- It is no surprise that there has always been a conflict of interest and clash of opinions between the two powerful entities of the wizard community. When Voldemort returned and was at large in the 'Order of the Phoenix', the Ministry practically went to war with Dumbledore, who was trying to tell the magical community that the Dark Lord was back.The same tension has been shown in this movie when the ministry bans him from teaching 'Defence Against The Dark Arts' and cuffs him up to keep a tab on every spell he casts. 5. Nagini's Reality – So another shocker in the trailer was that Nagini was in fact, a legit human being. She is a Maledictus who we believe, probably allies or is taken in by Voldemort, once she becomes a snake permanently. I was personally looking for more dope on her but the next instalment will probably take care of her backstory. © Warner Bros The next movie will open more cans of worm, we guess, and therefore the lukewarm feeling that this movie left us with, will most certainly be taken care of in the next one. I have faith in the direction of David Yates and I cannot wait to see what the newly discovered Dumbledore has in store for us.
  8. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always been guilty of some of its half-hearted romances, given the female characters from the MCU play very 'unlike female roles', for them to build a stronger romantic narrative. Of course, this view is very subjective but the bit about half-hearted romance not so much. When Stan Lee wrote most of the characters for the MCU, he carefully crafted their relationships and gave them very distinct dynamics. Be that of brotherhood, a mentor/mentee, siblings, frenemies, or even lovers; each equation was build on trust and history, that moulded their dynamic separately. While I am not sure if Lee was an ardent believer of love and romance, he surely did create some relationships based on pure fierceness and love, that never made them leave each other's side. © Walt Disney Studios In recent film franchise, we've seen the MCU get a little better at the love thing though. I remember watching the first Spiderman movie that was released with Toby Maguire and thinking 'wow, this guy's a wimp in the romance department but even so, he gets the damn girl'. Something very co-relational to Lee's interpretation of Spiderman and MJ's dynamic in the comic books. I did enjoy their relationship though. He always chose his responsibilities over loving her, or allowing her to ever get hurt, by revealing his identity or even by leaving her for doing what's right. I always imagined a love like that could never really die! And it didn't. It probably evolved along the way. © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures So, keeping the love alive, and Lee's memory intact in all the future frames Marvel produces, here are some of the most iconic romantic relationships shared between two people in the MCU, both from the movie franchise and comic books. (1) Tony Stark & Pepper Potts (Iron Man) The relationship between Pepper and Tony has not just been well developed but sustained throughout the franchise, with additional scenes from 'Infinity War' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'. Pepper is the person Tony has always relied upon and even during his character build-up during 'Civil War', he's seen to be grieving her absence. The fact that she takes care of his needs and wants, gives the two characters so much heat and builds the basis of love between them. © Paramount Pictures While Ironman does entertain the people with humour, sarcasm and his wit, I don't think enough attention is paid to the developing romance between Tony and his woman. I also think the romance bit was an important crux for Ironman and if you see the subtlety of it, Pepper is always the antithesis of Tony. When the audience is losing hope in him she's always there to remind people to be patient and have enough faith in their hero and of course, she does the same for him. It's a beautiful narrative of their subtle love for each other. I guess men can learn to be true to their 'heart' and keep their love going in abundance just like Tony has for Pepper, over time! (2) Peter Parker & Mary Jane (Spiderman) Peter Parker and Mary Jane are one of the most iconic stories in both comic book lore and the movies. They've had each other's back for a long time and have gone through Green Goblins, Doc Oc's and Civil Wars together and survived. Jane was Parker's childhood love and that's the purest love that can ever exist and building a narrative of that through a comic book, is an exceptionally well-kept romance! © Marvel Comics The love they had had for each other was so precious that Mephisto wanted it as barter. That's when Jane made a deal with Mephisto that resulted in Peter and her never getting married. Well, you win some, you lose some! Ultimately they don't really end up together or get married, but Jane did tell Parker that their love was so strong that it would find its way back, eventually! Sigh! Remarkable dedication and pure honesty is what true love is all about after all. Every man should definitely learn how to love in the purest sense, despite the responsibilities overburdening his shoulders. (3) Peter Quill & Gamora (Guardians Of The Galaxy) While there has been a romantic liaison between Peter and Gamora in the past, there has been some serious romantic development between them in Infinity War. They exchange their 'I love yous' but Gamora also tries to convince Peter to kill her just so she doesn't fall into the hands of Thanos. He, of course, can't kill his one and only love, can he? Of course, he can. He does take his gun out to kill her while she's in Thanos's grip but bubbles instead of bullets come out of his gun. Any guesses why? Not only did he respect Gamorás wishes, he even sacrificed his one true love for what she willed when the time had come How many men do that nowadays? © Walt Disney Studios (4) Storm & T'Challa (Black Panther) Yup, we've usually seen Storm single in the movie franchise and T'challa with Nakia, but in the MCU comic series, the relationship between these two was great. They were actually married to each other for 6 years before they separated. They were also very similar in many ways. Both were warriors, both lost their parents at a very young age and they both understood what it was like to have the weight of the world on their shoulders. The only problem was that their relationship wasn't given much importance in comic books and it was fast-tracked and there was a giant jump from the time when they met as kids to when they fell in love as adults. Even after their separation, Storm and T'challa worked on their relationship and didn't let it die down immediately. I guess the only lesson men can take from T'challa is to always support their lady love, no matter how the relationship is going! © Marvel Comic (5) Vision & Wanda-Scarlet Witch (Civil War) I think they had a very twisted dynamic in all of MCU, which was worth a mention here. It's actually a romance between two unlikely characters. While in the movie it may seem like a fairytale, the comics depict a different picture altogether! In the comic series, he used to be a synthezoid automaton, created by one of Avenger's greatest enemies and she was a spell caster, who was always on the wrong side of the law. © Marvel Comic When Vision and Scarlet both joined the Avengers as outsiders, they both had a troubled past. When they got together, it actually made their equation quiet unexpected and adorable, to say the least. ' He was a robot who wanted to feel everything human and she was a mutant looking for acceptance. It actually fit perfectly and that's the dynamic we see in 'Civil War' and later in 'Infinity War' as well. I can only sum up this equation by qualifying it as 'twisted love'. © Walt Disney productions MCU has a string of other 'sweet romances' that I haven't listed. For example Hulk and Black Widow, where their relationship was more philosophical and seemed a little forced in an already stuffed 'Age of Ultron'. It just felt like an unnecessary distraction. But other than that we have Luke Cage and Jessica James, T'Challa and Nakia, Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter, to name a few, all filling in major gaps in the romance department of the MCU! So, all in all, the MCU is not just Stan Lee's heartless power force, but a subtle meltdown of action, love, romance, responsibilities, eccentricities and of course power. I suggest you read some comic book romances if you really want to understand the dynamic the romantics shared in the invincible MCU.
  9. If you are a fan of 'The Conjuring' universe then your weekend plans obviously automatically include watching 'The Nun' I assume. However, in case you are unable to do so or have left out some movies from the series, then here is the ultimate list for you to catch up. We did all the homework for you and here's the perfect order to watch all the movies of 'The Conjuring' universe leading up to 'The Nun': 1. The Conjuring: This movie is where the story begins. Based on a true story, this movie clocks the spooky experiences of paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine Warren. They witness what a family in Rhode Island is going through where a demon is creating havoc within the home. Also, this primitive movie is obviously important because we also meet Annabelle, the doll that scared the daylights out of everyone. 2. Annabelle: This movie released a year later but left us with a lot of questions. We weren't shown about the origin of the cursed doll, and how and why was it possessed. 'Annabelle' largely dealt with the horrors that the doll was causing and how the family suffered. 3. The Conjuring 2: The movie begins with us being introduced by the scary demon nun who appears to Lorraine and even has a name, Valak. The movie ends with the nun being condemned back since Lorraine knew her name. 4. Annabelle: Creation: This movie weaves the story about the origin of the doll. A doll maker and his wife allow a few girls from an orphanage to stay in their house, after their own daughter dies a sad death. One of the girls discovers a doll in a room and the demon is unleashed. Turns out, that the doll is possessed and it is none other than Annabelle Higgins, the girl who actually murdered her adoptive parents in the 'Annabelle ' movie. The movie ends with Valak ( the nun) walking towards the camera, which is a cue that the next instalment will deal with her. 'The Nun' releases tomorrow and the trailer has already created a major buzz in the fan world. The story will unravel the origin of Valak and all the scare that follows.
  10. Whatever any avenger can do, Thor can do it better. Arguably the strongest avenger, Thor always knows how to steal the thunder and that's why he's called the god of thunder, true story. So, here's a way to relive all of his epic entrances because this dramatic superhero needs even more appreciation. Just a suggestion, but you should play this while reading this article because this song is Thor's song now, thanks to Ragnarok. 1. Avengers: Infinity War Thor's entry in Wakanda has to be hands down the best entrance by any character in any movie ever. I mean, you can just tell that by how loudly everyone cheered in the theatre when the god of thunder made the epic descent to earth, that too at the most crucial moment. All the fighters on the ground – Captain America, Black Panther, Bruce Banner – are getting overwhelmed by the number of Outriders that they were having a hard time fighting. In that moment, the hero comes to save the day (not really, but it did give us false hope that everyone will be alright now) and the lightning blue axe flings through the Outriders, saving the other Avengers. Then, the Stormbreaker returns to Thor as he stands with Rocket and Groot. What a goosebumps inducing moment! The guy lost everything and almost died because of Thanos, obviously he's here for revenge(r) and the first thing he says is 'Bring me Thanos'. Brb, need to watch Infinity War again. 2. Thor: Ragnarok Even with one eye, Thor stuck the landing! Ragnarok is honestly one of the best movies by Marvel till date, if not the best one and even though it was quite hilarious, that did not mean they compromised on all the action and superheroes kicking butt. While fighting his evil sister and saving the people of Asgard, Thor really gave us one of the best fight sequence ever and the 'Immigrant Song' playing in the background just made the whole thing hundred times better. 3. Thor: The Dark World Leave it to Thor to always be extra and dramatic. Actually, we've been talking about Thor's entrances, but the bigger hero is Mjölnir(RIP) which comes before Thor does. The movie starts with Thor and his friends and warriors Fandral, Volstagg, and Sif fighting marauders on Vanaheim, as the final battle in a war to pacify the Nine Realms following the reconstruction of the Bifröst. Okay yes, The Dark World is pretty forgettable but at least Thor made sure to leave his mark. 4. Thor: The Dark World (again) Look at this dramatic asshole making another extra as **** entry in front of Malekith. 5. The Avengers Well, this is how Thor's first meeting with Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow went. Look at that hair, tho. So flowy! Thor are you in a superhero movie or a shampoo commercial. But, the best part of this scene is Cap's dialogue because it never gets old - “There's only one god ma'am and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that.”
  11. Ryan Reynold's Deadpool is forming a “super duper f***ing group" and we are loving it. The final trailer of 'Deadpool 2' is out and it's worth all the hype and wait. The clip shows us Merc with a Mouth in his trademark violent avatar, mouthing wisecracks, full of humour and everything in between that the fans could have asked for and more. This time Deadpool is coming together with Zazie Beetz's Domino and T.J Miller's Weasel to take over the powerful Cable (Josh Brolin). (c) 20th Century Fox Following its classic mannerism, the sequel is full of flying motorcycles, kicks and punches and one-liners that can crack you up instantly. Like just imagine Deadpool saying in the middle of an intense gunfight, “Ohh, your bullets. They're really fast.” The makers even poke fun at Brolin's villainous double-duty as he will be seen both in 'Deadpool 2' as well as 'Avengers: Infinity War' (Well, that's funny). (c) 20th Century Fox But the highlight of the clip is when Cable calls Deadpool “a clown dressed up as a *** toy,” to which he smartly responds, “So dark — are you sure you're not from the DC universe?” (full points for this dialogue, Deadpool!). We also see Peter, who wants to join the X-Force team. The movie also stars Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, and Stefan Kapicic, Julian Dennison and will hit the theaters on May 18. Watch the trailer now:
  12. There's no denying that for most of our childhood, we were primarily obsessed and occupied with superheroes and cartoons. While both are great in their own respective domain, don't you think it will be great if the cartoon characters and superheroes could switch places? I am sure I am not the only one thinking along similar lines. © Marvel Studios So, what do you do when you want the best of both worlds to come together? Expect the directors to read your mind and turn your wild imagination into a movie? Wait for someone to think of a similar idea and then regret for the rest of your life? No. You go ahead and make the movie or its trailer on your own. That's exactly what this YouTuber SJPLAY did – by making a trailer of 'Avengers' using Disney and Pixar characters and this crossover between the two worlds is everything we could ever ask for. © Disney There is no dearth of fan made videos or fan theories, but each time someone comes up with a fan-edit video, our hearts swell up with excitement. This user took clips from movies like 'Frozen', 'Toy Story', 'Wreck-It Ralph', 'Monster University' and 'Big Hero 6' and then matched them with scenes from the 'Avengers: Infinity War' trailer. Can we just bow down in front of this guy's creative ingenuity? Can we give him an Oscar for portraying Buzz and Woody as Iron Man and Captain America? Or for comparing 'Toy Story 3' villain Lots-o'-Huggin bear with Thanos? We can probably watch this video on loop the whole day and never get tired of it. This video is pure gold and will leave you rolling on the floor laughing, by the time you're done watching it. With barely any time left for the release of Marvel Studio's 'Black Panther' and 'Avengers: Infinity War' (May 4th to be precise), teasers and trailers have already started flooding our newsfeed. However, it is these mashups and fan made videos released simultaneously, which are making this wait tougher with each passing day.
  13. When you've played a character for almost two decades, it can be very hard to let go of it. And, it seems like Hugh Jackman is also having a hard time letting go of 'Wolverine', which is totally understandable. Even though he was pretty adamant about the fact that 'Logan' would be the last time he would be portraying 'Wolverine', it looks like he's having second thoughts now. With 'Logan', we bid farewell to the iconic character as he was killed for good. Or, so we thought. While we were having a hard time coming to terms with seeing 'Wolverine' for the last time, even Hugh Jackman wasn't able to say goodbye just yet. Sebastian Stan recently revealed a very interesting conversation he had with Hugh Jackman once, and it's giving us the glimmer of hope we need to go forward this year. Just to refresh your memory, Stan plays Captain America's best friend and war buddy, turned mind-wiped assassin, Bucky Barnes (aka The Winter Soldier), and he's has been in all three films and will feature heavily in this year's Avengers: Infinity War. While at a Comic-Con event, where he appeared alongside co-stars Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie, he talked about his conversation with Hugh, where the two discussed the possibility of him joining the MCU. He said, “Recently, I happened to be sitting next to Hugh Jackman. I didn't know what other awkward thing I could talk about, but to be like, 'Am I going to see you soon?' I don't know, but he said a couple things to me and I'll just leave it at that. Otherwise, I think I'm going to get into trouble.” “I asked him cause I kept thinking whether or not he said Logan was supposed to be the last Wolverine thing. He said to me what's probably been said out there that he's been thinking about it and it's on his mind. So, I don't know.” You know what's making this revelation even more exciting and plausible? The fact that towards the end of 2017, Disney, who owns Marvel Studios, recently bought back the film rights to both the X-Men and the Fantastic Four from Fox studios. This means that there is a huge possibility of both of the teams making their debut in the MCU. And, to make things even better, Chris Hemsworth also revealed recently that he wants to 'coax him' back into the role. He was asked which character he'd love to see in the MCU and to that, he replied, “... Wolverine, just because I love that character, you know what I mean? I just love Hugh Jackman. Unfortunately, he died in the last movie, didn't he? We can bring him back to life… Now that you've informed me that it's a possibility I'm going to get on the one phone and try to coax him over or convince him and see if he has one more in him.” Honestly, we can't even imagine someone else playing 'Wolverine' and hopefully everything works out so we can get Hugh Jackman out of retirement and see him reprise his iconic role at least once again.
  14. Sony Pictures joined hands with Marvel and gave us the first trailer for 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse', which is supposed to be the first animated feature spider man movie. And now people, it is time to be meet Mile Morales. The trailer made its much awaited release at the 'Comic Con Experience 2017' in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The film is based on the Spider-Verse Marvel event which traced Morlun and his family killing every possible spider character that existed across the humungous Marvel universe. © Sony Pictures Eventually the spider men from all over gather to team up and win this war. The official synopsis of the movie reads something like this: “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.” The movie is all set to hit screens on December 14th 2018 so that's a long wait but we trust these trailers to continue coming our way.
  15. Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters reacts as she is crowned by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere during the 66th Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. November 26, 2017. REUTERS LAS VEGAS: A South African woman who helps train women in self-defense was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant held in Las Vegas, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica also making it to the final three. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, who unleashed a big smile when she won, hails from Western Cape Province and recently earned a business management degree from North-West University. Her passion for self-defense was reinforced when she was hijacked and held at gunpoint about a month after winning her title as Miss South Africa, she said in a video on the Miss Universe website. Miss Colombia, Laura González, 22, was the first runner-up. She has been preparing to be an actress since the age of 16. After graduating from a performing arts school, she moved to Bogotá to build her career. The second runner-up was Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, 21. She is a model pursuing a degree in marketing at the University of the West Indies.
  16. This Sunday was one of the most nail-biting weekends of all time with people glued to their TV sets waiting to see who will become the next Miss Universe 2017. It was a dreadful moment for all the finalists, not because of the unimaginable pressure, but because the name was to be announced by none other than the legendary host Steve Harvey. For those having a tough time remembering why Harvey is feared so much, go ask Miss Colombia 2015 and Miss Universe 2015 and they will tell you how he botched the event for both of them back then. © Reuters Well, keeping the past aside, two years later Harvey was back to announce who will take the coveted crown home and thankfully he did not get the name wrong this time. And the people found their Miss Universe 2017 in 22-year-old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa. Congratulations to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the winner of the 2017 #MissUniverse competition! pic.twitter.com/JYuQYc3Lvo — Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) 27 November 2017 In the backdrop of the glamorous pageant night that is in its 66th year, 92 gorgeous beauties from across the globe came together in Las Vegas to fight for the coveted spot. This is considered to be largest number of contestants since 2011 and 2012. Nel-Peters dodged first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura González and second-runner up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett to bring the crown home. © Reuters This victory is massive in all proportions because South Africa took home the crown after 39 long years. Nel-Peters is the second woman from the country to win the crown. The first Miss Universe from South Africa was Margaret Gardiner who won in the year 1978. © Reuters Well, for someone who managed to stay calm throughout Grammy winner Fergie's performance on 'A Little Work', while walking down the stage wearing gowns, she sure deserves to be crowned as Miss Universe. Jokes apart, Nel-Peters thanked South Africa for showering her with all the love and support for the pageant. South Africa, thank you for support and love throughout my #MissUniverse journey. I may be the new Miss Universe but I will always be your Miss South Africa - we did it! ð¿ð¦ð¿ð¦ð¿ð¦ pic.twitter.com/QwHAXGsdVA — Demi-LeighNel-Peters (@DemiLeighNP) 27 November 2017 So what all has the new Miss Universe in store for her? Reportedly, she will get a yearlong salary, a luxury apartment in New York City during the time of her reign. © Reuters Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is not someone who only depends on her beauty. She recently earned her business management degree from North-West University and has earlier actively worked for the welfare of women and even developed a program to train women in self-defense. In fact, a month after she was crowned as Miss South Africa, she was robbed at gunpoint, which further compelled her to work for women safety and empowerment. After Manushi Chhillar brought home the Miss World crown after 17 years, our bar of expectations went really up when we got to know that Shraddha Shashidhar will represent India at the prestigious pageant. However, Shraddha did not manage to make it to the top 10. Guess, the charm of 1994 and 2000 cannot be recreated every time.
  17. Manushi Chillar has not only brought the crown home, but has instilled hope in our hearts that Indian beauties are ready once again to take the world by storm. Just like back in 2000 when Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra got the Miss Universe and the Miss World crowns back home, maybe this year history can repeat itself. Meet Shraddha Shashidhar, the beautiful lady who is representing India at the 'Miss Universe' this year. @missindiaorg Making every minute count Inching closer to the international pageant @missuniverse #beautyqueen #workout #missdiva2017 @thetiarapageanttrainingstudio #pretty #makeup #gown #crown A post shared by shraddha (@shraddha_shashidhar) on Oct 13, 2017 at 8:21am PDT Behind the scenes as we speak . @missindiaorg #beautyqueen #positivity #pageanttraining #happiness #MissUniverse A post shared by shraddha (@shraddha_shashidhar) on Oct 30, 2017 at 8:53am PDT The hot woman from Chennai is 21-years-old and will be representing our country today. So tune in and show her your love and support. Show your love and support to @shraddha_shashidhar and help her win @missuniverse. Vote for her on Miss Universe website and you can also vote on Twitter by tweeting #MissUniverse #India #MissUniverse2017 #Shraddha4MissUniverse #India A post shared by www.beautypageants.in (@missindiaorg) on Nov 24, 2017 at 11:24am PST Her national costume already won many hearts for its simplicity. Behind the scenes: @shraddha_shashidhar's national costume. Have you voted for her yet on Miss Universe website? You can vote on Twitter too by tweeting #MissUniverse #India Let's make India win at @missuniverse Designed by : @abujanisandeepkhosla and Melvyn Dominic Noronha Jewellery by Tejus Jogani and @Curiocottagejewelry Fashion Director: @Rockystarofficial Associate Stylist: @stylestashofficial Hair and Makeup by @urbanchokra #MissUniverse2017 #Shraddha4MissUniverse #India A post shared by www.beautypageants.in (@missindiaorg) on Nov 23, 2017 at 6:51am PST Meet our bold & beautiful @shraddha_shashidhar who is representing 1.3 Billion people on @missuniverse stage. Show your love and support by voting on vote.missuniverse.com and also on Twitter using both #MISSUNIVERSE #INDIA Retweets count. . . . . @yamahafascino #MissDiva2017 #MissUniverse2017 #shraddha4universe #shraddhashashidhar A post shared by www.beautypageants.in (@missindiaorg) on Nov 22, 2017 at 12:52am PST She is already slaying on the ramp and everyone's hoping she gets the crown home. Slaying the ramp! @shraddha_shashidhar during @missuniverse preliminary contest. #MissUniverse #shraddha4universe #shraddhashashidhar A post shared by www.beautypageants.in (@missindiaorg) on Nov 21, 2017 at 3:30am PST India's bet at @missuniverse, our gorgeous @shraddha_shashidhar stuns in @officialswapnilshinde gown. Jewellery by @aquamarine_jewellery Fashion director @rockystarofficial Styled by @stylestashofficial #MissUniverse #MissUniverse2017 #India #shraddha4universe A post shared by www.beautypageants.in (@missindiaorg) on Nov 21, 2017 at 12:01pm PST The 'Miss Universe' is being held at the Axix, Planet Hollywood and our fingers are crossed for Shraddha. You go girl!
  18. The groundbreaking observation solved a number of physics riddles and sent ripples of anticipation through the scientific community. Photo: AFP Scientists have for the first time witnessed the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars, cataclysmic events now known to have generated at least half the gold in the Universe, excited research teams revealed Monday. Shockwaves and light flashes emitted by the cosmic fireball travelled some 130 million light-years to be captured by Earthly detectors on August 17, they revealed at simultaneous press conferences around the globe as a dozen science papers were published in top academic journals. "We witnessed history unfolding in front of our eyes: two neutron stars drawing closer, closer... turning faster and faster around each other, then colliding and scattering debris all over the place," co-discoverer Benoit Mours of France's CNRS research institute told AFP. The groundbreaking observation solved a number of physics riddles and sent ripples of anticipation through the scientific community. Most jaw-dropping for many, the data finally revealed where much of the gold, platinum, mercury and other heavy elements in the Universe came from. Telescopes saw evidence of newly-forged material in the fallout, the teams said -- a source long suspected, now confirmed. "It makes it quite clear that a significant fraction, maybe half, maybe more, of the heavy elements in the Universe are actually produced by this kind of collision," said physicist Patrick Sutton, a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) which contributed to the find. Neutron stars are the condensed, burnt-out cores that remain when massive stars run out of fuel, blow up, and die. Some 20 kilometres (12 miles) in diameter, with slightly more mass than our sun, they are highly radioactive and ultra-dense -- a handful of material from one weighs as much as Mount Everest. 'Too beautiful' It had been theorised that mergers of two such exotic bodies would create ripples in the fabric of space-time known as gravitational waves, as well as bright flashes of high-energy radiation called gamma ray bursts. On August 17, detectors witnessed both phenomena, 1.7 seconds apart, coming from the same spot in the constellation of Hydra. "It was clear to us within minutes that we had a binary neutron star detection," said David Shoemaker, another member of LIGO, which has detectors in Livingston, Louisiana and Hanford, Washington. "The signals were much too beautiful to be anything but that," he told AFP. The observation was the fruit of years of labour by thousands of scientists at more than 70 ground- and space-based observatories scattered around the globe. Along with LIGO, they included teams from Europe's Virgo gravitational wave detector in Italy, and a number of ground- and space-based telescopes including NASA's Hubble. "This event marks a turning point in observational astronomy and will lead to a treasure trove of scientific results," said Bangalore Sathyaprakash from Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy. The detection is another feather in the cap for German physicist Albert Einstein, who first predicted gravitational waves more than 100 years ago. Three LIGO pioneers, Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss, were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize this month for the observation of gravitational waves, without which the latest discovery would not have been possible. The ripples have been observed four times before now -- the first time by LIGO in September 2015. The fifth and latest gravitational wave observation is the first from a neutron star fusion. The other four were from black hole mergers which are even more violent but unlike neutron stars, emit no light. 'Earlier' than expected The latest wave observation, on the other hand, was accompanied by flashes of gamma rays, which scientists said came from closer in the Universe and were less bright than expected. "What this event is telling us is that there may be many more of these short gamma ray bursts going off nearby in the Universe than we expected," Sutton said. "This might be the tip of the iceberg of short gamma ray bursts produced by collisions and mergers of neutron stars" ? an exciting prospect for scientists hoping to uncover further secrets of the Universe. Among other things, it is hoped that data from neutron star collisions will one day reveal the rate of expansion of the cosmos, which in turn would tell us how old it is and how much matter it contains. "It is tremendously exciting to experience a rare event that transforms our understanding of the workings of the Universe," said France Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation which funds LIGO.
  19. The ‘Song Of Ice and Fire', on which HBO's ‘Game Of Thrones' is based, is one of the best epic fantasy novels the modern world has seen. Wars and politics, dragons and dead armies, witches and wargs, spells and prophecies, clans and bannermen – it's a universe as vast as ours. The author of the series George RR Martin spent a whole lifetime writing stories before he could weave this magnum opus. Martin is an American novelist and short-story writer, and mostly wrote in the fantasy, sci-fi and horror genres. © Reuters Born in New Jersey on 20th September, 1948, George Martin grew up feeding on comic books. His father was a dockworker and the family lived in area near the docks for most of George's childhood. He was an avid reader with a keen interest to know about the world, and books became his cheat code into fantasy worlds. He began writing at an early age and sold monster stories to the neighbourhood children for pennies. © Facebook/George RR Martin Bachelors in journalism was then an obvious choice and Martin went on to complete an MS in journalism too. Not many know, but George RR Martin is a gifted chess player and has directed a few chess tournaments too. As a writer, he wrote vociferously, mostly short stories in the science fiction genre and began getting published professionally by the age of 21. In 1973, at the age of 24, Martin got nominated for the Hugo Award, a prestigious award in science fiction literature, for his story "With Morning Comes Mistfall”. There was no looking back after that and he won several more Hugo Awards in the coming years. © Facebook/George RR Martin However, money was still hard to come by. A writing job, no matter how good you are, is often not enough to pay the bills, and George RR Martin took up an English teaching job at Clarke University in 1976. His first novel ‘Dying of the Light' was published during this period, in 1977. There comes a point in everyone's life when you have to choose paths, when you have to make a decision that could change the course of your life. GRRM made the decision to become a full-time writer and left his teaching job after his dear friend Tom Reamy, who was also an author, died in 1977. Sometimes the finality of death makes us realise where our priorities lie. © Wikimedia Commons GRRM published a variety of works during this period. While some of his works like the vampire novel ‘Fevre Dream' were very well received by critics, some like ‘The Armageddon Rag' almost destroyed his reputation as a novelist. The life of an artist is never without struggle. He is always as good as his last best work, and when you are a young writer struggling to get heard, you don't have much credentials to show for. In a bid to do better work, GRRM moved to script-writing for television and films. He started writing scripts for shows and was appointed as a staff writer for ‘Twilight Zone'. He had already established a reputation in the circles and became a writer-producer for the famous American drama series ‘Beauty and the Beast'. © Reuters The entertainment industry is unpredictable and uncertain. A lot of Martin's scripts were left waiting in absence of logistics working out. Shelving of projects or lack of budgets can create a lot of creative frustration, and GRRM was no exception. But this led to something that was to immortalize his name in annals of fantasy fiction forever. He began writing the 1st volume ‘A Game of Thrones' of the series ‘A Song Of Ice and Fire' in the year 1991. It took 5 long years and the first volume was published in 1996. © Wikimedia Commons There was no looking back after that. He wrote 4 more volumes following it, namely, ‘A Clash Of Kings', ‘A Storm Of Swords', ‘A Feast For Crows', and ‘A Dance With Dragons'. The 6th book ‘The Winds of Winter' is expected to come out soon. The series received a tremendous response, both from fans and critics. The books won a number of awards like the Hugo Award, the Locus Award and nominations for the Nebula Award. By 2013, 24 million copies were sold solely in North America, Reuters reported. George RR Martin became the 12th highest-earning author in the year 2011, according to Forbes. It was a best-seller. © HBO And then, HBO decided to adapt the series into a show in the year 2007. ‘Game of Thrones', as we all know the show as, became an instant hit. The show crossed 25 million views per episode by the sixth season. The fifth season set a Guinness world record for the highest number of Emmy awards won in a single year. History was created and George RR Martin's name was immortalised as the god of the 'Game of Thrones' universe.
  20. Fans watch as stars from the movie arrive at the world premiere of ?Spider-Man: Homecoming? in Los Angeles, California, US, June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Fans were crawling up the walls with excitement as the stars of Spider-Man: Homecoming swung into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films, which have dominated the global box office for years. British actor Tom Holland, who plays the web-slinging hero, showed up at the premiere accompanied by an actor in full Spider-Man costume who was lying on the bonnet of a car and performing back flips for the crowd. Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man/Peter Parker, arrives at the world premiere of ?Spider-Man: Homecoming? in Los Angeles, California, US, June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni "I think for me I've realised the responsibility of being a role model for young kids everywhere," Holland told reporters, adding that the character's motto that "with great power comes great responsibility", resonated with him. The film is the first time that Spider-Man ? one of Disney-owned Marvel's most popular characters ? is the lead in a film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee arrives at the world premiere of ?Spider-Man: Homecoming? in Los Angeles, California, US, June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, championed the cause of getting Spider-Man into the Disney-run sphere. "Now we have the first time Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe where he belongs," he stated at the premiere, adding "I sort of am still pinching myself. I can't believe it. I can't believe we're premiering the movie tonight and I can't wait for people to see it." Zendaya (L) and Robert Downey Jr. (R) arrive at the world premiere of ?Spider-Man: Homecoming? in Los Angeles, California, US, June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The film sees Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr, another staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who has featured in several of the series' films, taking a co-starring role alongside Holland. The film is released in European cinemas and the United States on July 5 and 7, respectively.
  21. About two days ago, astronomers at the University of New Mexico confirmed, for the every first time, that there were two supermassive black holes orbiting each other in a galaxy located around 750 million light years away from Earth. And as it turns out, the distance these have been located at happen to be perfect for optimal observation of the two black holes which could contain some path-breaking answers to the beginnings of the Universe. Mark Garlick for Science Photo Library “For a long time, we've been looking into space to try and find a pair of these supermassive black holes orbiting as a result of two galaxies merging," said Professor Greg Taylor a UNM news release issued post the confirmation of the discovery. The tm of researchers have taken all of 12 years to find such a phenomena. “"Even though we've theorized that this should be happening, nobody had ever seen it until now,” he explains on why this is a big deal for the entire human race. Due to the size of the black holes being incredulous, their orbiting period is an entire 24,000 years which means the scientists are yet to witness any curvature in their orbit, even after using a binary viewing method. Joshua Valenzuela for UNM “Supermassive black holes have a lot of influence on the stars around them and the growth and evolution of the galaxy," Taylor further explains in the release. “So, understanding more about them and what happens when they merge with one another could be important for our understanding for the universe.” Another astronomer, Bob Zavala, who is appointed with the U.S Naval Observatory told the University, “Now we'll be able to use similar techniques to understand super-massive black holes and the galaxies they reside within.” The University will be observing the two orbiting black holes over a span of three to four years to find any change in patterns and get some precision over their findings so far. Original Story: NBC News
  22. “Everything is energy. And that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” – Albert Einstein. About 8 years ago was the first time I discovered that there was something called the Law of Attraction; that Paulo Coelho's words in ‘The Alchemist' were bang on when he wrote, “When you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Sounds like hogwash? Well, it isn't. And if you've gotten this far in life thinking that this is some nonsensical idea, then that's the only reason why you have gotten this far without getting all that you wanted out of this life. It's because you failed to see and believe. © Pexels But, it's more than just the Law of Attraction—a concept I learned about in great detail upon reading ‘The Secret' by Rhonda Byrnes and thereafter, implementing it to the best of my capacity, in my life. The Law of Attraction, as it happens to be, is just one among the 12 Immutable Laws of the Universe. These 12 laws are the governing principles of everything that happens within us and in the Universe. And today, I'm going to enlighten you just a little about these 12 laws. But, before I do that, I need to tell you something that I hope changes the way you think. This is a listening Universe. It's always listening to every thought, feeling and word you ever uttered; even when you didn't know about the laws. You have been manifesting everything that you have in your life today through these laws, whether or not you knew about them. Why are these laws so important? Because, for starters, these laws are what have been the basis of everything—from the tiniest atom to the largest sun—everything has stemmed from these laws. And these laws only give way to what is already in our minds. It is believed that the one who understands each of these laws to their fullest is the one to hold the key to the mystery of life; to being the Master of this Universe. And truth is, some of our ancient philosophers and thinkers believed and implemented these laws in their lives; which is why they were perpetually content and grateful for everything they ever received; because they were manifesting everything into their lives with their mere thoughts. Your thoughts are not just powerful; they're the key to your life. And it is only proven true by these laws. So, how about, you consciously start using them to better your life and through that, the world that we live in? 1. The Law of Divine Oneness The first law states that everything is connected to everything else. What we think, say, do, or believe will have a corresponding effect on others, as well as the Universe around us. According to the law, all of humanity and God are one. The energy of God is everywhere all at once and it flows through everything—living, or inanimate. Each soul is said to be part of God's energy. Ever heard the saying that there is a little bit of God in all of us? That God made us to be images of his own self? It's because of this law. Everything that exists—both, seen or unseen—is connected to everything. When we become aware of this law and believe that everything is one, the way we think and act with respect to everyone and everything around us will change. We will see our own reflection in the people and things around us. It means that the more good we think about others, the better it comes back to us and becomes us. Everything in this Universe is made up of energy—you, your friend, your enemy, the chair you sit on, the laptop you work on and the phone you make calls on. And this energy is what governs the movement of everything in this Universe. 2. The Law of Vibration © Pexels According to this law, anything that exists in our Universe—whether seen or unseen, broken down into and analyzed in its purest and most basic form—consists of pure energy or light which resonates and exists as a vibratory frequency or pattern. Some people call this your aura, which is also the colour of the magnetic field you reflect. Every thought and every feeling has its own vibration. And these vibrations find similar frequencies when another object, person, thought or feeling give out the same vibration. That's why and how we find and connect with most like-minded people in this Universe; it's because at that particular moment in time, they were on the same wavelength as us, because of a similar vibration. According to science, everything in the manifest Universe is made up of packets of energy; the sizes of which are quantified by the amount of vibration and the frequency they give out. Quantum physicists say that matter, when observed through a high-powered microscope, appears to be broken into tiny molecules, atoms, neutrons, electrons and quanta—the smallest measurable particles in the Universe. And it all begins in the thoughts we think. What you're feeling in the current moment determines your vibration and subsequently, the frequency you're on. 3. The Law Of Action © Pexels The Law of Action is what is required to manifest our thoughts and desires. In ‘The Secret', it's what the author refers to as Inspired Action. Inspired action because the need to act on something will not feel like a force at all; and would be more of an instinctive doing. The law further states that you must do the things and perform the actions necessary to achieve what you are setting out to do. Unless you take actions that are in harmony with your thoughts and dreams and proceed in an orderly fashion towards what you want to accomplish, there will be absolutely no foreseeable results. It is said that this where most people falter when it comes to applying the Laws of the Universe in their lives. Acting on our thoughts and words is almost always the most difficult thing to do. Thinking about something and talking about it is different from actually following through with it. But, this also happens to be one of the most important laws of the Universe in order to actually manifest the life we intend to live. Action sets into motion our thoughts and desires. Everything—from creating a to-do list to taking up an offer on instinct—corresponds to action that will, in turn, set your intentions into motion. 4. The Law Of Correspondence As above, so below. As within, so without. This is the law of correspondence, in so many words. The universal law of correspondence states that the principles, or laws of physics that explain the physical world, energy, light, vibration, and motion have their corresponding principles in the etheric, or the higher, universe; that which is not material. Basically, whatever is above is like that which is below, and whatever is below is like that which is above. So, if you put it into simpler terms, whatever you are thinking, or feeling within is exactly what is happening outside of your mind and body. And this relates to every object, place or person you come in contact with. If you're thinking hate, hate is what is being corresponded by you externally. And so, according to principle and by law, you must get back that same hate, through a person, place, object, or circumstance. Your external life and surroundings are a reflection of what you're thinking and feeling within you. If you're feeling messed up in your head and heart, it reflects in the way you work externally, in the way you keep your work desk, or even your private home space. If you're in a calm state of mind internally, your external surroundings resonate with that sense of calm. And that's why it is humanly difficult and sometimes, even impossible to conflict with the way we feel on the inside. Because it is hard to feel happy within and act like we are angry outwardly; or feel depressed from within and act like we are absolutely fine externally. This is also the reason why sometimes most of what we want never manifests because we are constantly lying and in denial about our most raw and genuine thoughts and feelings. And this corresponds with everything from our health, jobs, money and even relationships. 5. Law Of Cause And Effect © Pexels Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. That is primarily what the law of cause and effect is all about. Ralph Waldo Emerson even went to the length of calling the law of cause and effect the “law of all laws”. And that's probably because this is the law that equals what we laymen know to be as Karma. Every thought, action or word by you is a cause and every reaction, feeling or assumption that is created through that cause is effect. It's like a pendulum, or a boomerang. It's like a bouncing ball—the harder you throw it, the higher it bounces back. The law of cause and effect states that every cause has an effect and every effect becomes the cause of something else, suggesting that the universe is always in motion and progressed from a chain of events. It's like a pack of dominos. Like a chain reaction, of sorts, if you may. This law, in its most basic working model is proof the world is round and that the Universe, too, is indeed in that same spherical shape where if you throw something, it will come back to you, full circle. As they say, what goes around comes around. 6. Law Of Compensation © Pexels This is an extension of the law of cause and effect and by that way, of Karma. The law states that you get what you give. Again, to quote Ralph Waldo Emerson who was a staunch believer and practitioner of the laws, “Each person is compensated in like manner for that which he or she has contributed.” This, he wrote in his essay, titled Compensation. The law states that one shall always be compensated for the efforts and for the contribution, whatever it maybe, however much or however little. So, if you invest only for today, you will benefit only for tomorrow. If you invest for a lifetime, you will never stop reaping the benefits. If the law of cause and effect ensures that each of your thoughts and actions return to you, the law of compensation ensures the quantity and quality of those returns. It's like running a business where if you market a product that is only a namesake, the revenue on that product will be just as namesake. Now, apply this same sense of business strategy to your life and the way you live every second of it. The law of compensation ensures that the Universe remains balanced. It's the perfect weighing scale for all our thoughts and actions. Now, you probably see the reason behind the saying, ‘Give more than you get'. There's a reason behind it all. 7. The Law Of Attraction © Pexels This is the law that The Secret elaborates on extensively and so, this is the most common of all the laws. But, this law alone doesn't ensure everything until and unless you put it into implementation in tandem with the rest of the laws. The law of attraction, in its most physical understanding, is based on each human's magnetic field. The law of attraction is based on the simple understanding that if you want something with all your heart and soul, the Universe will conspire to bring it to you. From no way, a way will be made. Think of yourself as a magnet. And as a magnet, you attract other magnets to you, constantly. The law of attraction responds to your truest thoughts and actions, even if you don't know about it. John Assaraf, Entrepreneur and Moneymaking Expert says, “Our job is to hold on to the thoughts of that we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that's the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most.” If you see it in your mind, you're going to hold it in your hand. 8. The Law Of Perpetual Transmutation Of Energy © Pexels Sounds like a mouthful, doesn't it? It's simpler to understand, really. It states that every individual has within themselves the power to change their circumstances, no matter what they may be. Wallace D Wattles, Author of The Science Of Getting Rich, talks about the law, saying that “Simply put, energy from the formless realm is constantly flowing into the material world and taking form. This energy is limitless and inexhaustible. As old forms are exhausted, they give way for new forms to emerge from the invisible hidden energy of the universe.” What this means is that the energy in the Universe is constantly moving from one object or individual into the other. If you imagine it, it's actually incredible. We can harness this energy to manifest and create whatever it is that we want by emitting the same vibrations. We can shape this formless energy with the thoughts in our minds. And change is the most fundamental tenet that this law is based on. The fact that the energy in and around us can be molded in whichever way we want, the fact that we are free to change our current conditions however and whenever we want to is proof that change really is the only constant in the is Universe and it's never something to worry about. Because change is good and this is the reason behind it. We're supposed to embrace change and mold it to our own wishes. 9. Law Of Relativity © Pexels This is the realest of all 12 laws and ensures that the universal laws are not based on delusions of any kind. It's the law that gives us reason for everything that we and everyone else is undergoing. It grounds us like no other law. The law of relativity states that each person will receive a series of problems (Tests of Initiation/Lessons) for the purpose of strengthening the light within. Each of these tests/lesson are to be viewed as a challenge and remain connected to our hearts when proceeding to solve the problems. The law teaches us that we should always compare our issues and grievances with others to give us perspective and reason for introspection. It shows that no matter how bad we might presume our scenario to be, there is always someone else who is having it worse than us. The law of relativity shows us that it all really is relative. It's a matter of perspective. Everything in our material world is made real only by the relationships or in comparison with other things. So, basically, nothing would ever exist until and unless we give meaning to it. In the spiritual realm, however, it becomes the opposite as we view things ‘as is'. Eckhart Tolle, in his book, A New Earth, writes, “In form, you are and will always be inferior to some; superior to others. In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.” Understanding the exact meaning of this will enlighten you to the relevance of the law of relativity. 10. Law Of Polarity © Pexels According to the law, everything is in a continuum and has an opposite. Where there is black, there is white; where there is darkness, light. Where there is good, there is also bad. And henceforth. This is why we are able to change our flow of thoughts or frequencies easily. If we're on a negative train, we can instantly change over to positive. The law of polarity validates that this is a universe of duality. Everything exists in twos. Every soul has a dual. The opposites, however, are never absolute. There is no set point of where it starts and ends. And that's what marks the polarity of the law. The law states that, in fact, these opposites are simply different manifestations of the same thing! According to Napoleon Hill, Author of the classic, Think And Grow Rich, “Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” According to The Kybalion, an ancient book published in and around 1808, by a group of unidentified initiates, “Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.” 11. Law Of Rhythm © Pexels Everything happens for a reason. And everything happens at the right time. How often have we heard these sayings, rolled our eyes and moved on, treating it as another lot of gibberish spoken without meaning. Wrong. These words mean more than we believe they do. And the Law of Rhythm is what it all amounts and boils down to. In the Kybalion, it is said, “Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” Every vibration has a certain rhythm to it and that's how it attracts another vibration that falls into the same pattern, or rhythmic flow. Through these rhythms cycles, seasons, developmental stages are created. The law states that the energy in the universe is like a pendulum. Whenever something swings to the right, it must then swing to the left. Everything in existence is involved in a dance... swaying, flowing and swinging back and forth. Everything is either growing or dying. It's the circle of creation. A high period is always followed by a low period—in life, in economies and in relationships. It's the law of the universe. And it governs everything, including our health. And it doesn't mean there's anything wrong; it just means that during this lull, or lean period, you are to slow down, take rest and introspect. That's what the law of rhythm is for. 12. Law Of Gender This law states that everything exists in the masculine as well as the feminine. They are two sides of the same coin—yin and yang. This is the law that governs creation. In the animal kingdom, it manifests in the form of ***. The law of gender, in its simplest understanding states that everything in nature is both male and female. Both are required equally in order for life to exist. No one is greater or lesser than the other. And both sides are inhabited within each individual; irrespective of whether or not one is male, or female.
  23. A lot can change over the years and that’s exactly what has happened in the case of Hollywood actress Gal Gadot. Her latest film ‘Wonder Woman’ has left everyone in awe of her and is even making it big at the box office. Gal is getting some rave reviews for her acting as well .The actress has played the role of Princess Diana of the ‘Amazons’, who later becomes ‘Wonder Woman’. From her spectacular acting, to some stellar stunts, she has cast a spell on everyone. Many even consider this to be the best film made by the DC Comics. © DC Comics She got her first big break in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise and now is one of the Hollywood biggies, all thanks to her new film which is blowing people’s mind away. However, things were not always same for this Israeli actress. Not many people remember but the Israeli actress represented her nation at the ‘Miss Universe’ pageant in 2004. That same year, even Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta represented India. © Twitter Dutta made it to the top 10, however, our ‘Wonder Woman’ didn’t even make it to the elimination round back then. #TIL In Miss Universe 2004 @GalGadot was competing against Aashiq banaya aapne actress Tanushree Dutta 😜Tanushree came in top 10 pic.twitter.com/PHJPYvUHcF — Od (@odshek) June 8, 2017 Lately, this piece of information is going around the Internet and people can’t control their reactions. Miss Universe 2004. @GalGadot lost out to Tanushree Dutta. Is this true? Wow, wonder-women, indeed. — OB (@OB_noxious) June 10, 2017 Thus proves ki agar 12th me ache marks aa bhi jaye to pakka nhi hai ki jindagi me successful ho jaoge. — Tiranga 🇮🇳 (@tirangabanda) June 9, 2017 One more example that good rank in any competition or exam doesn't guarantee success in life. 😲 — Shreya Dubey 🇮🇳 (@IamShreyaa15) June 10, 2017 Do You Know This Connection Between Gal Gadot And Tanushree Dutta Check here - http://wp.me/p7vjgK-MD #galgadot #wonderwoman #tanushreedutta #missuniverse A post shared by awkward indian (@anawkwardindian) on Jun 9, 2017 at 11:20am PDT In 2004 Tanushree Dutta and Gal Gadot were competing with Each Other in Miss Universe on same platform. Look at Them Today !! — TheGhostRider31 (@TheGhostRider31) June 8, 2017 In a recent interview, she confessed that she underplayed at the ‘Miss Universe’ pageant because of her lack of interest. She said, “The responsibility of representing Israel on the global platform took a toll on me and I took it lightly.” Well 13 years later, Gadot is a superstar doing everything right and has become a global sensation while Dutta’s last hit was ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’ with Emraan Hashmi in 2005. The tables have surely turned and how!
  24. With the release date just around the corner, Universal has unveiled one final trailer for their reboot of ‘The Mummy’ and it looks incredible. The trailer is packed with creepy supernatural thrills and a lot of action, and it perfectly reminds us that it’s not just a new movie, but a starting point of a whole new series of monster movies. © Universal Pictures The trailer shows Nick Morton, played by Tom Cruise, wake up without a single scratch after a plane crash, and is told that the only reason he is alive is because he has been cursed "by the ultimate evil." © Universal Pictures Dr. Jekyll, played by Russell Crowe, tell his that ‘It takes a monster to defeat a monster’, referencing Morton being something of a monster himself as he faces off against The Mummy. In the movie, Cruise’s character will go toe to toe with The Mummy with supernatural strength. © Universal Pictures The tagline ‘Witness the beginning of a dark universe’ could be an indication of the rise of Princess Ahmanet, or maybe a reference to “Universal Monsters” world-building the movie is doing. The movie is hitting the theatres on 9th June and you can watch one last trailer before the release here :
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