Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'was'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Help Support
    • Announcement And Help
    • Funday Chatroom
  • Poetry
    • Shair o Shairy
    • Famous Poet
  • Islam - اسلام
    • QURAN O TARJUMA قرآن و ترجمہ
    • AHADEES MUBARIK آحدیث مبارک
    • Ramazan ul Mubarik - رمضان المبارک
    • Deen O Duniya - دین و دنیا
  • Other Forums
    • Quizzes
    • Movies and Stars
    • Chit chat And Greetings
    • Urdu Adab
    • Entertainment
    • Common Rooms
  • Science, Arts & Culture
    • Education, Science & Technology
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IPS Community Suite 4.1
    • IPS Download
    • IPS Community Help/Support And Tutorials

Blogs

There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.

Categories

  • IPS Community Suite 4.4
    • Applications 4.4
    • Plugin 4.4
    • Themes/Ranks
    • IPS Languages 4.4
  • IPS Community Suite 4.3
    • Applications 4.3
    • Plugins 4.3
    • Themes 4.3
    • Language Packs 4.3
    • IPS Extras 4.3
  • IPS Community Suite 4
    • Applications
    • Plugins
    • Themes
    • Language Packs
    • IPS Extras
  • Books
    • Urdu Novels
    • Islamic
    • General Books
  • XenForo
    • Add-ons
    • Styles
    • Language Packs
    • Miscellaneous XML Files
  • Web Scripts
  • PC Softwares
  • Extras

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Facebook ID


FB Page/Group URL


Bigo Live


Website URL


Instagram


Skype


Interests


Location


ZODIAC

Found 184 results

  1. Apple has some useful apps on the iPhone and one of them was responsible for saving a young girl's life. 17-year-old Macy Smith was coming home late and her mother could not get through to her. The mother suspected that something was wrong and was able to track down her daughter using the 'Find My Friends' app. Ms Smith was trapped in a wrecked car at the bottom of an embankment and it would have been impossible to trace her if it weren't for Apple's app and the mother's quick thinking. © Apple The teenager later wrote on a Facebook post: “I hydroplaned at 4:00 pm and ran in between 2 trees down an embankment, flipped my car 3 times, and landed in my back seat with my arm pinned in between the car and the ground.” She could not reach for her iPhone and respond to her mother's calls. The mother then traced her daughter's location using the app and the family drove to the location of the accident. They found her trapped in the vehicle and were able to recover her. © Apple “The whole time I knew they were going to show up and I'm so thankful for my family and we're such a tight family that I knew that I wasn't going to be there the whole night without them looking for me,” Ms Smith told a local TV station. Find My Friends app is a very useful application that lets users share their location with friends and family. The feature needs to be activated manually however this incident just proved that it is a very useful feature that can end up saving your life. You can add the feature by adding your family members' iCloud accounts and share the location data when necessary. Ms Smith is now urging other teenagers to enable this feature on their iPhones. Source: CultofMac
  2. There is no denying that Ranveer Singh is synonymous with eccentricity at its best. The 'Gully Boy' star does not leave any stone unturned when it comes to going all out for every work commitment he has. © Twitter Last evening, Ranveer was at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester to cheer for Team India, as they faced Pakistan during the 22nd tie at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He was there as much for the match, as he was to promote his upcoming movie '83, a biopic based on veteran cricketer Kapil Dev's life and India's 1983 World Cup win. © Twitter Sure enough, right from his over-the-top ensemble, with an overload of prints and oversized articles of clothing and gawky sunglasses, to the many quirky antics he pulled throughout the match, here is a list of things Ranveer did during the India versus Pakistan World Cup match yesterday, that are so Ranveer, he is trending on social media just as much as all else related to #IndVsPak. 1. Turned into a kickass anchor before the game began! Look who gave a low down of the BIG CLASH between India & Pakistan LIVE from Old Trafford before the start of the game - @RanveerOfficial himself #TeamIndia #INDvPAK #CWC19 ð®ð³ððð pic.twitter.com/NaNKOY5YEw — BCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 2019 He is good with words, no? One of #TeamIndia's biggest cheerleaders has been backing the Men in Blue and is pumped for the epic #INDvsPAK clash! 𤩠Watch @RanveerOfficial on #PhilipsHue #CricketLIVE NOW, only on Star Sports! pic.twitter.com/Ev0ONfZCGE — Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 16, 2019 2. He didn't even spare the former English skipper, who seemed as taken by Ranveer's shades as any of us. View this post on Instagram Thanks for the shades @ranveersingh !! #1983 A post shared by Michael vaughan (@michaelvaughan) on Jun 16, 2019 at 8:13am PDT 3. Shared a laugh with his ex's husband. That's no laughing matter, mind you. How many of you can pull it off with as big as a smile as Ranveer, huh? View this post on Instagram Gully Boy meets Captain Kohli ð¥ð| @realbollywoodhungama . . . . . . . . #CWC19 #TeamIndia #Cricket #GullyBoy #INDvPAK #Bollywood #RanveerSingh #ViratKohli #ICCWorldCup2019 #WorldCup2019 #BollywoodHungama #BH #PhotoOfTheDay A post shared by Bollywood Hungamað¥ (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jun 16, 2019 at 8:00pm PDT 4. Had a quick dance sesh with Sunil Gavaskar on the classic 'Badan Pe Sitare' song. 5. People cannot stop praising Ranveer's knowledge about the game, and how his commentary and post-match discussions proved it. @RanveerOfficial You are killer Man #83 #INDvsPAK #WCC2019 pic.twitter.com/ejCb80oj1O — Vivek Mishra (@MishraVivekJi) June 16, 2019 #INDvsPAK #RanveerSingh A class actor with fabulous talent in cricket. Watching his opinion and discussion with Sir Sunil Gavaskar made us speechless. pic.twitter.com/b3EIGnGCFA — Laxminarayan Singh (@Laxmina66245173) June 16, 2019
  3. There is no denying that Ranveer Singh is synonymous with eccentricity at its best. The 'Gully Boy' star does not leave any stone unturned when it comes to going all out for every work commitment he has. © Twitter Last evening, Ranveer was at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester to cheer for Team India, as they faced Pakistan during the 22nd tie at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He was there as much for the match, as he was to promote his upcoming movie '83, a biopic based on veteran cricketer Kapil Dev's life and India's 1983 World Cup win. © Twitter Sure enough, right from his over-the-top ensemble, with an overload of prints and oversized articles of clothing and gawky sunglasses, to the many quirky antics he pulled throughout the match, here is a list of things Ranveer did during the India versus Pakistan World Cup match yesterday, that are so Ranveer, he is trending on social media just as much as all else related to #IndVsPak. 1. Turned into a kickass anchor before the game began! Look who gave a low down of the BIG CLASH between India & Pakistan LIVE from Old Trafford before the start of the game - @RanveerOfficial himself #TeamIndia #INDvPAK #CWC19 ð®ð³ððð pic.twitter.com/NaNKOY5YEw — BCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 2019 He is good with words, no? One of #TeamIndia's biggest cheerleaders has been backing the Men in Blue and is pumped for the epic #INDvsPAK clash! 𤩠Watch @RanveerOfficial on #PhilipsHue #CricketLIVE NOW, only on Star Sports! pic.twitter.com/Ev0ONfZCGE — Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 16, 2019 2. He didn't even spare the former English skipper, who seemed as taken by Ranveer's shades as any of us. View this post on Instagram Thanks for the shades @ranveersingh !! #1983 A post shared by Michael vaughan (@michaelvaughan) on Jun 16, 2019 at 8:13am PDT 3. Shared a laugh with his ex's husband. That's no laughing matter, mind you. How many of you can pull it off with as big as a smile as Ranveer, huh? View this post on Instagram Gully Boy meets Captain Kohli ð¥ð| @realbollywoodhungama . . . . . . . . #CWC19 #TeamIndia #Cricket #GullyBoy #INDvPAK #Bollywood #RanveerSingh #ViratKohli #ICCWorldCup2019 #WorldCup2019 #BollywoodHungama #BH #PhotoOfTheDay A post shared by Bollywood Hungamað¥ (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jun 16, 2019 at 8:00pm PDT 4. Had a quick dance sesh with Sunil Gavaskar on the classic 'Badan Pe Sitare' song. 5. People cannot stop praising Ranveer's knowledge about the game, and how his commentary and post-match discussions proved it. @RanveerOfficial You are killer Man #83 #INDvsPAK #WCC2019 pic.twitter.com/ejCb80oj1O — Vivek Mishra (@MishraVivekJi) June 16, 2019 #INDvsPAK #RanveerSingh A class actor with fabulous talent in cricket. Watching his opinion and discussion with Sir Sunil Gavaskar made us speechless. pic.twitter.com/b3EIGnGCFA — Laxminarayan Singh (@Laxmina66245173) June 16, 2019
  4. India versus Pakistan is one of the most talked about things about the ICC World Cup 2019. Based on the age-old rivalry between the two cricketing titans, people were hoping for a great match at Old Trafford, Manchester today and boy did the Indian batting order stay true to those expectations. Opening the Indian batting innings, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did exceedingly well in scoring more than 100 runs and gave the Men in Blue a great start. Once Sharma was dismissed off a catch at the hands of Hasan Ali after scoring his fastest ODI ton (85 balls), it was time for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli to take over. Often regarded as one of the finest batsmen of the modern era, Kohli took over alright. During his innings against Sarfaraz Ahmed's men, the Delhi born was also able to score his 11,000th run, which made him the fastest cricketer in the world to reach that number (222 innings) in 54 fewer innings than Sachin Tendulkar, who previously held that record. #ViratKohli scores his 11,000th ODI run! He reaches the landmark in 54 fewer innings than anyone else ð pic.twitter.com/mebDOLJESs — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019 However, the end to his record-breaking innings was probably one of the most bizarre ones. Short of 23 runs of scoring a century, the Indian captain declared himself out off a bouncer by Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir as he believed that the ball edged his bat and went into the hands of the wicket-keeper. The gesture of simply walking away, without even waiting for the umpire to give out the final decision does seem like good sportsman spirit. The only thing that was wrong in the whole episode was the fact that KOHLI WAS NOT OUT. Kohli gave away his wicket even when he wasn't out , nothing much just a gift from the father on father's day ð #KingKohli #FathersDay#IndiaVsPakistan pic.twitter.com/2NPGNGltwu — Prashant Kumar (@IamPrashantPk) June 16, 2019 That's right. Kohli walked away when he was not out and you can't blame the umpire, Bruce Oxenford, as he did not give declare him out. Later during the match, Kohli was seen in the dressing room with the bat in his hand. Judging by the looks of it, Kohli and MS Dhoni were testing the rigidity of the bat. Shaking and thumping the bat against a couch, the two cricketers might have found a small crack between the handle and the body of the bat which could have made a sound which might have led Kohli to believe that the ball touched the bat. Of course, this is a conjecture and no official statement has come from the cricketer or the team. Nonetheless, Kohli's fans were heartbroken: @Atheist_Krishna Kohli gave away his wicket even when he wasn't out , nothing much just a gift from the father on father's day ðð Akhir Baap Baap Hota Haið¤£ð#IndiaVsPakistan — Ritik chaturvedi (@ritikcha2rvedi) June 16, 2019 Virat Kohli walked off thinking he has nicked but reply suggests that he was not out...#CWC19 — #CWCUP2019 (@FaST_CricBuzz) June 16, 2019 Kohli introduced a new way of getting out - Voluntary Out — Bhavin mehta (@Bhavin25996297) June 16, 2019 Wasn't even a wicket. Kohli just walked off.. He wasn't out. — Farhan Arain (@FarhanArain) June 16, 2019 All credit to Virat Kohli for walking when he thought he was out. That is so rare today. He and India were incredibly unlucky... nevertheless a formidable total. Stunning atmosphere #INDvsPAK #CWC19 — Mike Caplan (@myklc) June 16, 2019 #IndiaVsPakistan #CWC19 Kohli walks when he is not out pic.twitter.com/gNtcv2nQjD — Panipuri (@Bindaass_bol) June 16, 2019
  5. It was an important day yesterday. Well, to be precise, the best Chris in Hollywood's birthday. Captain America is an integral part of Avengers and Chris Evans is an integral part of his MCU costars' life. Birthday wishes were pouring in from everywhere - even from us - and it was great to see everyone come together to celebrate this human golden retriever. Mark Ruffalo being cute like always. Happiest of birthdays to the fantastic @ChrisEvans ð¥³ð Love you, Bro. Always there when you need him. Wishing you all the best today! pic.twitter.com/WJT2kbudN5 — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 13, 2019 Even Chris is happy and cute while replying. Awwww, buddy. You're a gem ð — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 13, 2019 And, Mark wasn't done. Glad you are here, man. — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 13, 2019 Okay, that sounds a little serious, I hope everything's fine. Then comes another Chris wishing him, actually singing 'happy birthday' for him on air with Tessa Thompson. Since both Evans and Hemsworth are like BFFs, the school kids who had to be separated during interviews, I'm disappointed Hemsworth didn't post a goofy BTS picture for him. But now let's look at the birthday wish we were waiting for. Yes, Robert Downey Jr HAD to top every birthday wish Chris got yesterday. One of the best parts of 'Avengers: Endgame' was the whole Cap vs Cap scene, but do you remember how it ended? Yes, with Cap admiring his own ass. Well, even RDJ remembers and wished 'America's ass' a happy birthday. Happy birthday to America's ass. The world's a better place, and I owe you a kiss on the cheek! @ChrisEvans pic.twitter.com/iCFRSu0DIH — Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) June 13, 2019 Take the kiss, Chris! ðð — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 13, 2019 Like that. AHHHHHH pic.twitter.com/mKAhKUTrbm — rebekah (@stevetonyx) June 13, 2019 Same. Rdj is me looking at this post pic.twitter.com/A2U5eYLdn9 — Our Love: Robert Downey Jr (@our_rdj) June 13, 2019 That gif tho. Some things really should be celebrated! ð¨ #HappyBirthdayChrisEvans pic.twitter.com/Gpsl1HBWrS — Chris Evans USA FanSource (@ChrisEvans_USA) June 13, 2019 That emoji is reserved for Chris Evans and Chris Evans only. ð pic.twitter.com/Jf7pQiS6Qg — Christopher (@stevngrntrogers) June 13, 2019 We won't get to see this again. They are so cute together I'm really gonna miss them so muchð­ð­ pic.twitter.com/2yQMNH2QIb — Team Downey (@TeamDowney1965) June 13, 2019
  6. Drop tests are often a way to brag about a smartphone's durability, however, a Chinese smartphone company took it to the next level. Chinese company Iqoo (Owned by VIVO) tested a smartphone by attaching it to a high-altitude balloon that went up to 31,540 meters or 1,03,000. The smartphone was then dropped and to everybody's surprise, it survived the fall! © Weibo The smartphone in question is a gaming smartphone by the Chinese company and was found in a working state after the fall. The video shows the smartphone ascending into the air that also helped in assessing the battery life of the smartphone in extreme conditions. The smartphone survived extreme temperatures of -56 degrees Celsius, which is quite impressive even though this test could be carried out in the factory. Finding the smartphone after the fall was challenging and it was located using 4X4 SUVs and drones. When the smartphone was discovered the screen was still recording and had suffered some damage, which was quite impressive. © Weibo The smartphone itself has a 4,000 mAh battery, a 6.41-inch screen and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor. The smartphone also supports 44w fast-charging. This is not the first time a smartphone has been dropped from such a great height as previously, companies like Xiaomi, Honor and others have demonstrated a similar drop test. Having said that, this is the highest drop test we've ever seen on a smartphone yet.
  7. We would expect maybe Joe Jonas to be Sophie Turner's weak spot, but no, she loves something much more than him and can't ever stay away from it. The most importamt thing in Sophie's life is her tiny little Juul and honestly, we can never see her without one. There's literally articles about Sophie and her Juul, I even read an investigation of what flavour Juul pods she uses, and I mean, she really can't live without it. She apparently even starts crying when she's away from her one true love. View this post on Instagram The pack survived A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on May 21, 2019 at 1:34am PDT Sophie may be the queen of the north, but even queens have to work. In case you didn't know, her new movie 'Dark Phoenix' is out and there's an emotional scene where she's crying. While actors can fake cry, turns out Sophie's tears in that scene were real. According to J-Law, Sophie started crying for real in that scene just because they took away her Juul. During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Lawrence said, “I teared up a little bit watching Sophie in that scene. It was so honest and real, and it's because she really was crying because her dialect coach, right before the take, took her Juul away…She started genuinely tearing up. It was like the performance of the year. It was amazing.” Sophie added, “It is. It's how to act. You take it away, and then you give it back, and that's happy and sad.” Wow, that's a neat little trick for anyone working with Sophie Turner in the future. Now, since we're talking about Sophie and Juuls, enjoy. Really starting to think Joe Jonas is a third wheel to Sophie Turner and her juul pic.twitter.com/TN86Ff9fTG — Zac Pacleb (@ZacPacleb) May 3, 2019 Joe looks so proud. I wish someone loved me as much as Sophie Turner loves her Juul pic.twitter.com/WPcUnmbS5s — Caz. (@cazmadge) May 21, 2019 Please. someone love me like sophie turner loves her juul pic.twitter.com/ZQy7c68EKJ — cassiana (@iIlumnte) May 21, 2019 Hers too. sophie turner and her juul is my new favorite thing pic.twitter.com/TIUlDtL7uP — tori ð¤ (@t0rzo) May 11, 2019 I know, right? @SophieT chuggin wine with a juul in her hand at a rangers game is my permanent mood until death pic.twitter.com/CN1DdMUoMe — Grecco_Tho (@GreccoTho) March 20, 2019
  8. The gruesome details of the gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl last year in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, still haunts us and sends shivers down our spine. However, the heartless perpetrators still continue committing heinous crimes against children, the intensity of which boils our blood. In a gut-wrenching incident from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, a three-year-old girl was allegedly strangled to death and her eyes were gouged out. Thinkstock Photos Reports state that this happened over a loan of Rs. 10,000, which her parents allegedly failed to pay. The girl had gone missing on May 31, and her body was recovered from a dumping ground near her house on June 2. According to reports, the girl's mutilated body was found after a pack of dogs was spotted carrying what appeared to be human body parts. Aligarh: Body of 2.5-year-old girl was found in Tappal area on May2. SSP Aligarh says,'Case of kidnapping was registered with police on May 31. Post-mortem report has revealed death by strangulation, no signs of rape, a case of personal enmity; 2 men arrested. Probe on' (05/06) pic.twitter.com/DP0HaUzHsI — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 6, 2019 The cops have arrested two accused, who also happen to be the girl's neighbours. Even since this inhumane act came into the limelight, the entire nation has come forward in expressing their outrage on social media, and offer their support and condolences to the child's grieving family. Pexels From Abhishek Bachchan to Sunny Leone, Bollywood celebrities have also come forward to condemn the brutal incident and express their anger towards the society, where even kids aren't safe to live in. Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter Although certain reports and tweets state that the child was raped, according to initial investigations and the post-mortem reports, no signs of rape have been found on the child's body so far. We'll update you once we get more details on the progress of the investigation in this matter.
  9. After waiting for more than a week since their warm-up match against Bangladesh, the Indian cricket team finally made their ICC World Cup 2019 debut against Faf du Plessis' South African team and played a wonderful game of ODI cricket in chasing a minimal yet tricky mark of 228. Four wickets by @yuzi_chahal and a devastating opening spell by @Jaspritbumrah93 saw #TeamIndia limit South Africa to 227 runs. Watch all the wickets here! ⤵ #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/2zXVB5XMnw — ICC (@ICC) June 5, 2019 While a huge chunk of the credit for the victory goes to Yuzvendra Chahal for his 4-wicket-haul and Jasprit Bumrah's highly effective and economical bowling (economy of 3.5 runs), there was one man who stood between the Proteas and their first win of the Cricket World Cup 2019 like a brick wall, Rohit Sharma. But it was #TeamIndia's day, their successful chase led by a superb ð¯ to @imro45 which included 13 boundaries and a pair of sixes. Watch the highlights here! ð #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/iKt5er9r82 — ICC (@ICC) June 5, 2019 Scoring a brilliant and unbeaten 122 of 144 deliveries, the 'Hitman' stuck to the crease despite his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli being removed from the pitch quickly. As the opener for the Indian batting order, Sharma stayed in the middle of the action right from the beginning till the end and saw Hardik Pandya be done with the match with a crackling boundary in the 48th over. Now, Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest batsmen to put on the blue jersey and represent our nation in international competitions but you've got to agree that the 'Luck Gods' were smiling at him throughout the match saving him from heading back to the pavilion on multiple occasions. © Reuters Ever since the first over, Sharma's wicket was up for grabs. First he unintentionally flicked the ball to the backward square leg but the fielder was two to three steps away from the spot where the ball landed, then he was dropped between point and backward point. South African skipper, Faf du Plessis also dropped Sharma's catch at second slip and finally Sharma survived yet another scare thanks to David Miller who dropped a dolly at silly mid off late in the game. So, there are only two logical reasonings for Rohit Sharma getting so many lives at the crease last night. Either the Proteas fielding was just horrible and deserves all the criticism in the world, or, it was Nita Ambani and her world-renowned beliefs that provided Rohit Sharma with the kind of luck he needed in his 2019 World Cup opener. And the fine people of Twitter seems to concur with this theory: Faf after the match : If nita ambani hadn't visited the stadium rohit sharma wouldn't had scored a century and we would had taken those catches.....#INDvSA — Jammy (@The_WaLLLLLLL) June 5, 2019 When Nita Ambani spotted in the stadium Rohit Sharma : ððð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/njL8B4TWDX — Thakur S P Parmar ð®ð³ (@IamErSPSingh) June 5, 2019 Hope Nita Ambani has tickets to all the games... We need Rohit Sharma to be in form throughout the #CWC19 — Siddharth (@Draviddict) June 5, 2019 Nita Ambani is always a lucky charm for Rohit Sharma.#IndiavsSouthAfrica #joke. — hrishikesh chandra (@hrishikesh3105) June 5, 2019 As soon as Nita Ambani shown on screen, @ImRo45 Is on fire... @cricbuzz @ICC @BCCI — Pratik Shah (@CAPratik_Shah) June 5, 2019 Nita Ambani is at the stadium and Rohit Sharma gets so many lives? Hmm.. #INDvSA — Gopal (@_gopalk) June 5, 2019 As soon as Nita Ambani was spotted, Rohit Sharma started hitting. Looks like her mantra for MI is also working for India.#CW2019 #CWC19 #INDvSA — Bhaumik (@_bhaumik_) June 5, 2019 @ImRo45 ðððnita ambani please attend all the games for India We need your prayers ð #IndvEng pic.twitter.com/iGlfUphBkT — -CR7 Paaji- (@Kakarla07) June 5, 2019 There are multiple evidences for this theory that we have seen during the various seasons of the Indian Premier League in which the Mumbai Indians' owner, Nita Ambani, is caught reading a mantra, which immediately makes things go in the MIPaltan's direction. Believe us, we even spoke to her Pandit ji. Hello Nita Ambani can you please accompany India on the world cup tour!!! Just to do that!! #IPLFinal pic.twitter.com/yDmWU3FdRW — shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) May 12, 2019
  10. Those who have seen the trailer of 'Kabir Singh' featuring Shahid Kapoor would have an idea that something great is in store for them. As soon as the teaser of 'Kabir Singh' was unveiled, Twitter users began comparing it to the Vijay-starrer 'Arjun Reddy'. Fans are excited to see Shahid on the big screen and nail this character to its fullest. But guess what? Shahid wasn't the first choice for the role. It was Arjun Kapoor. Yes, you heard it right. Director Sandeep Vanga, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, confirmed that he had approached Arjun for the role initially. When the director was asked if the makers approached Arjun Kapoor, he said, “Yeah, but before that Shahid and I were already in talks, so I couldn't just jump to another actor It's not about whose acting caliber is greater but it's about the commitment.” Well, we wonder what would it have been to see Arjun play this character. Coming back to Shahid, he has left no stone unturned to get into this character and the trailer has created the right noise for the film. Watch the trailer here: The film's story revolves around a surgeon whose life changes completely after a bad breakup. He uses drugs and alcohol to get over the pain that break-up has caused him. The film also features Kiara Advani in lead role and is set to release on June 21. It will be interesting to see how the movie shapes up. Are you excited for this one? Do let us know in the comments section below.
  11. The Champions League final between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur was a rather uneventful one. An extremely gutsy 'handball' call by the referees in the first minute of the game, gave the 2019 Premier League Golden Boot winner Mohamed Salah the opportunity to score from the penalty spot in the first two minutes of kick-off, and probably made the entire Spurs roster a bit hesitant for the rest of the final, which was evident as the ball barely made it past the Liverpool defence. Credit: Reuters To add insult to injury, substitute Divock Origi sent a brilliant ripper to the bottom right corner of the Hotspur goal that went past keeper Hugo Lloris and into the net in the 87th minute to help the Reds win the 2019 Champions League Trophy. But guess who was the real winner as the two teams went head on to win one of the greatest leagues in the football world? This pitch invader, who leapt across the on-field security and onto the ground, and was finally caught hold of right at the heart of the stadium with thousands of fans cheering for her. This courageous lady, Kinsey Wolanski, jumped over the lines, went past Liverpool keeper Alisson Becker, towards the centre, cheering with both hands up before being pinned down by the stadium security right next to Harry Winks, who looked visibly uncomfortable. View this post on Instagram Did I distract #8 a little too much? A post shared by Kinsey Wolanski (@kinsey_sue) on Jun 1, 2019 at 4:51pm PDT She was obviously escorted out of the field with two security guards by her side, stopping her from celebrating and greeting the audience and was eventually escorted out of the stadium with her hands tied behind her back. She certainly did not mind. View this post on Instagram STREAKING THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! Life is for living, do crazy things that you will remember forever ð A post shared by Kinsey Wolanski (@kinsey_sue) on Jun 1, 2019 at 4:43pm PDT “STREAKING THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! Life is for living, do crazy things that you will remember forever,” she wrote in her caption. What is crazier is the fact that before Wolanski made the life-altering decision of invading the Champions League final, her following on Instagram was somewhere in the 2,00,000s but in less than a few hours of the incident, her following skyrocketed to 1.4 million and continues to grow. Also, Twitter seems to like her: Yes, Salah has scored but the real star in this UCL final has been that pitch invader ððpic.twitter.com/ebBT07iTHc — Anthony (@_Ambitiousguy) June 1, 2019 The best pitch invader ever ðð#UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/Ss36dOzIdP — UCL FINAL ð(@TheSporTalk) June 1, 2019 A pitch invader worthy of a UCL final ð#UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/8bySrj6zQl — Obote (@obote_jonathan) June 1, 2019 Best part of the game was the pitch invader #UCLfinal #UCL #UCLFinal19 #TOTLIV #ChampionsLeagueFinal pic.twitter.com/98C5N3B1nu — Michael Toal (@MPT_Enzo) June 1, 2019
  12. Apple I was the first computer hand-built by Steve Wozniak way back in 1976 originally for $666 (Rs 47,000) where it came with a board that could be hooked to a TV and keyboard. The original computer never came with a casing which is why this particular version was sold in a briefcase. © Wikipedia Commons Today, the same computer was sold at an auction for $471,000 (Rs 3.3 Crore) and came with a built-in keyboard, original manuals, a handful of magazines with articles about the Apple I. The auctioned piece also came with compatible hardware such as an SWTPC PR-40 dot matrix printer, extremely rare photocopies of the original Apple founding paperwork and other items. © YouTube Nobody knows the exact number of Apple I computers that were made; however, some estimate only a total of around 200 devices were made. As of today, only 68 such computers exist in the world according to the Apple-I Registry run by enthusiasts. This particular Apple I computer that was auctioned off has been listed as number 10. The Apple I plays a significant role in Apple's history as it was the first product that helped in financing the creation of the company. Production of the Apple I was discontinued on September 30th, 1977 and was felled by its successor in the same year. © Wikipedia Commons According to the Apple I Registry “Both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak have stated that Apple did not assign serial numbers to the Apple l. Several boards have been found with numbered stickers affixed to them, which appear to be inspection stickers from the PCB manufacturer/assembler. “ Source: TechCrunch, Christies
  13. The 'Game of Thrones' final episode, and the entire eighth season for that matter, was a huge letdown. Everyone knows and everyone agrees. While the cast is now saying they don't appreciate all the criticism, since they know how much work was actually put into it, we've seen that they basically admitted that even they were disappointed with it. I mean, the old videos of them talking about the final season last year, looked like they were being held hostage and were being forced to say nice things. Now, it looks like Kit Harrington aka Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen (not that him being a Targaryen even mattered) actually gave up on the Season halfway through the shooting. There's concrete proof that he decided to do something useful with his time on the sets, since his character was already basically ruined. Any guesses on what other work he found? He apparently became a freaking makeup artist. Look at him, being so professional. When's the makeup kit dropping, Kit? What will it be called? Makeup Kit Harrington? Makeup Kit by Kit? Yes, I know it's not him but even I'm having doubts since it looks almost exactly like Kit, it's uncanny. There's no actual explanation for Kit actually doing this so I'm assuming it's not, just because of that. Behind-the-sets pictures are honestly a blessing, especially this one. Oh, and the one posted by Sophie Turner as well. It's not relevant, but everyone should see this. View this post on Instagram The pack survived A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on May 21, 2019 at 1:34am PDT Coming back to Makeup Kit Harrington, this Twitter user sums up my feelings about it. i have so many questions pic.twitter.com/yM1f3SdWaX — ððð (@TARGYARYEN) May 21, 2019 I was so worried about Dany and her hair, I'm so glad Jon came to his queen's rescue. I mean who do you think made dany's hair after missandei was gone ð¤·ð¾âï¸ — PuLLa T (@Tofsakodu) May 22, 2019 Great names. Makeup kit kit — Carniv0re (@carni_v0re) May 22, 2019 It's like Cinderella. They really treat him like the step brother — Derek Foreal (@Paging_DR_Smith) May 22, 2019 More BTS content. I love this one too from entertainment weekly pic.twitter.com/SkTchPzdSm — Tamika Scott (@queenakimat) May 23, 2019 Now that James Charles is cancelled. Youtube beauty gurus making waves. — TeeJay (@Tijjani_ahmad) May 22, 2019 Only valid explanation. They had to fire the make up artist to pay for ghost's cgi in ep 6 — boo boo the fool (@milipozzebon) May 22, 2019 Exactly. Why not ? How long do you think it takes to memorise “she's my queen” and “I don't want it” — The Notorious One (@aiduoze) May 21, 2019 Oh sorry. You mean “shees ma Kwinn” — Mr. B (@Mar_v3l) May 22, 2019 Seems like it. Jon too busy pursuing his Professional Makeup Artist career so they only gave him two lines during the entire season — Misfit. (@_nikkiie_) May 22, 2019 I really think this is how it went down. "i need to get a touch up" "i'm kit harington" "okay kit i need to get a touch up" — the man without fear / semi ia (@spearbbh) May 22, 2019 Yep. Aegon Targaryan Second of his name Applier of make up Avoider of the throne — TAX_EVADER (@KiraguEdwin1) May 22, 2019 So that's what he's doing at the wall now. Well he has to find a new hobby since there isn't really a night watch anymore lol — ðððððð ðð ððððððððð (@helloitscorrie) May 22, 2019 The first of his name. It's Avon. Avon Targaryen — Hakase-Senpaiâ (@WorthyBGB) May 22, 2019 Sounds perfect. Gotta make millions somehow, and the let's be honest Ayra looked fabulous — Chris (@weareallcw) May 22, 2019 “I don wan it.” Avoiding the Iron throne by all means necessary. — Folarera ROY (@FolareraROY) May 22, 2019
  14. Since the past few hours, social media is talking particularly about these two things - Cannes Film Festival 2019 and PM Narendra Modi in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand. (Sometimes, in the same sentence). The iconic Badrinath Temple remains an important part of our culture and ethos. Had the honour of joining the Puja at the Temple today. pic.twitter.com/AcHJxImztU — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2019 According to reports and social media, PM Narendra Modi meditated in a cave in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand. What's wrong with PM Modi, or anyone for that matter, meditating in a cave? Blessed morning at Kedarnath. pic.twitter.com/xPqEsjIMBI — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2019 Apparently, people had issues with him walking on a red carpet and the fact that there were photographers in the cave he was in. मà¥à¤, मà¥à¤°à¥ तनहाठà¤à¤° ANI pic.twitter.com/RrF2L0bzK3 — Varun Santhosh (@santvarun) May 18, 2019 Is it #Cannes2019 ? Why is the red carpet treatment at Baba #Kedarnath temple for a man who has admitted of living major part of life like a Sanyasi ! pic.twitter.com/y9SWwiXOgN — Niraj Bhatia | #NYAYforIndia (@bhatia_niraj23) May 18, 2019 World-renowned Actor Narendra Modi attends Cannes Film Festival in Kedarnath Temple. (2019) pic.twitter.com/LQTnF4y9mL — Chicha عÙÛ Vaidya (@AuntyHindutva) May 18, 2019 In case you missed out on these pictures circulating on social media of PM Modi meditating in a cave, then I will assume you were probably living under a rock all this while. Not a rock near that cave though, because the cave that PM Modi was in had WiFi. Twitter The fact that there is Wifi in a cave, when we don't even get proper network here in Delhi, raised my curiousity and digging out more information led me to this. Turns out, the cave was built recently and comes with all the modern facilties. What's more? You can go there and meditate too, only if you want to; because the place is avalaible for rent at just Rs. 990 per day. According to a report in Hindustan Times, the cave that is known as 'Rudra Meditation Cave' was built last year, after PM Modi suggested the concept of meditation caves in the area. Majestic and magnificent. Serene and spiritual. There is something very special about the Himalayas. It is always a humbling experience to return to the mountains. pic.twitter.com/o01iPJ5dl3 — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2019 "The cave did not get a good tourist response last year as by the time it was opened for bookings, the weather had already become quite cold. Secondly, we realised the tariff was too high," the general manager of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) said while revealing that the price of the cave was Rs. 3000 per day initially and was later reduced to Rs. 990. Earlier, it was compulsory for people to book the cave for at least 3 days, but not anymore. Twitter Talking about the amenities, the cave is in no way less than a hotel. Apart from WiFi, it offers electricity, drinking water, 24x7 phone service and attendant who will take care of all your needs, and washroom. If you are concerned about food, the cave offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves chai twice a day. Sounds fun, doesn't it?
  15. So, apart from all the chaos that took place in episode 5 of Game of Thrones some few things got overshadowed as the show burnt down to ashes, quite literally! Like, Varys's last few minutes on the show were overtly confusing and after watching the beginning of episode 5 again, we can definitely say, he was up to something big and mighty! (c)HBO Remember when he's sitting in his chambers and a little girl, probably one of his 'little birds' walks in. This is how their conversation went: Varys: “Nothing?” Girl: “She won't eat.” Varys: “We'll try again at supper.” Girl: “I think they're watching me.” Varys: “Who?” Girl: “Her soldiers.” Varys: “Of course they are. That's their job. What have I told you, Martha?” Girl: “The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.” Varys: “Go on. They'll be missing you in the kitchen.” (c)HBO At first we thought he was looking out for the queen because she just lost her best friend, Missndei but when we thought about what he'd relayed in a conversation to Tyrion earlier, about how she's not a fit queen, we wondered if he was up to something else, and guess what, he probably was! So, in this conversation with this girl called Martha, he's planning on poisoning Daenerys, so that she doesn't rule the realm as Varys always believeed in the realm more than the ruler, and who makes the realm more plausible and fir to rule? The ruler of course. So for him if the ruler isn't fair or just, he will definitely try and get rid of them or change loyalties. In this case he knew Dany won't budge an inch and give the throne to Jon Snow, a more deserving candidate according to Varys, so he decided to take matters in his own hands and poison her instead. Now, read the conversation he has with Martha again and you'll figure it all out! (c)HBO And what do you think was the best way to poison someone in Game of Thrones? ICYMI, Varys totally tried to poison Dany at the beginning of the episode. The callbacks to season 1 are amazing: Ned: Poison is a woman's weapon. Pycelle: Yes. Women, cravens... and eunuchs. Grand Maester Pycelle then mentioned Lord Varys just seconds later! ð¤¯#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/TVbL2uVmdJ — iTREVOR (@iLEADFARMER) 13 May 2019 Rewatching and Varys was def trying to poison Dany. She foiled him by not eating #GameofThrones — Sharonaâï¸Smiles (@SharonaSZN) 13 May 2019 #GameofThrones #ThronesYall wait a fucking minute is Varys trying to poison Dany yo, Dany is surrounded by traitors Jorah would neverð­ð­ pic.twitter.com/R8f3G4ynUp — M. Pelissier (@Is_Pelissier) 13 May 2019 So.... everyone else got this too right ?? Lord Varys was having Martha the little kitchen girl poison Danys food. She was nervous the guards were watching her, he reassured her by “Greater the risk, greater the reward“ #GamefThrones #GOT #HBO pic.twitter.com/QrigC5t7ON — Jessy Jess (@jessnicosia) 13 May 2019 So, yes coming back to, Varys trying to poison Dany. Usually, the use of jewellery to poison someone was common knowledge. If you remember, in season 4, Olenna used a poisoned stone from Sansa's necklace to poison beloved Joffrey. Poisoning through jewellery or the Tears of Lys has been an ongoing trend in Game of Thrones. So, before Varys was summoned by Dany, to be killed for betraying her, he took his ring off and hid it in a corner, before his death. (c)HBO It could be that the ring contained poison he would have given Dany, had she not burnt him alive. But since he hid the ring, it was obviously meant be to be found by someone. The question is who? Tyrion? Or maybe Jon? Nah Jon won't resort to poisoning someone but Tyrion probably would have. Either way, this confusion is definitely out of the way and quite alarming a detail to have completely missed our mind space because of the later scenes in the episode.
  16. Developing games is not an easy task, especially for Apple where everything published on the App Store needs to follow set guidelines and respect a user's privacy. In fact, publishing an app on Apple's platform involves a lot of hard work, paperwork and quality control. In order to help budding app developers, Apple has a dedicated “App Accelerator” that helps people in developing applications that don't only meet Apple's standards but also help in the development cycle. © SmartHunch Meet Namit Nangia, founder at Smarthunch who developed a very unique game that was launched on Apple's App Store in March earlier this year. The game is called “What the Fish!” That is essentially an auto-running game with a very unique feature. Players are able to control their character by simply blinking. In order to jump over obstacles, players have to blink so that the little fish is able to keep going forward. The game is able to easily identify and differentiate between regular blinks from forced ones as it follows a custom physics engine. The character in the game would only jump when a user blinks longer than 180ms. Alternatively, if you don't want to blink, you can always use the touch mechanics to play the game. The game is currently available for iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR & X and iPad Pro 2018 (at 120 frames per second) and uses the TrueDepth camera system to track your blinking patterns. 'What The Fish!' Currently sells on Apple App Store for Rs 160 but the biggest challenge remains is the game's growth in India. India heavily relies on free mobile gaming however with Apple's new Apple Arcade service right around the corner, there is a chance we might see games like "What The Fish!” as a part of the service. This will enable gamers to play undiscovered games like “What The Fish!” and countless others for a single fee. So How Does Apple Help Developers? © SmartHunch When speaking to Mr Nangia, he said: “It isn't hard to incorporate the TrueDepth's API in a game, however, it is hard to get it approved by Apple.” This is where Apple's App Accelerator comes in as it helps developers to understand and learn new advances in Apple ecosystem from Apple experts directly. The Cupertino giant has one in Bengaluru, India that enables developers like Mr Nangia to better understand the iOS platform and take advantage to create new games and applications. It helps developers understand platform-optimised frameworks or advise in creating a great user experience. Apple hosts presentations for developers and it's free to attend. Following guidelines that involve developing apps that use Apple's ARkit or the TrueDepth camera is even harder. “Since it is harder to follow these guidelines, Apple helped me with feedback and understanding the guidelines better” Are you a developer looking to publish your own app or game on Apple's App Store? You can also take advantage of Apple's App Accelerator for free to get feedback, mentorship and guidance.
  17. A lot of people were disappointed to see Thor not being his usual buff self in 'Avengers: Endgame', but not us. (Sorry) Thor with his beer belly and man boobs easily became one of the most unexpected things in the movie and turns out that a lot of people were not on board with his new look. But, when it came to the actor himself, he was apparently totally psyched for Thor's new look. Talking about how Chris Hemsworth reacted to his new story arc in Endgame, Joe Russo said, “Hemsworth is up for anything, he likes to take risks.” Anthony Russo added, “Before the script was ready, when we called him to pitch the character arc, he was either still finishing or had just finished Ragnarok. But he was so energised by the work he had done with Taika [Waititi] in that movie in terms of coming up with a more comedic and irreverent Thor.” Joe continued, “And we were like, 'wait until you hear what we've got for you'.” And, we obviously know what they had got for him. After losing everything because of Thanos in 'Avengers: Infinity War', he failed at stopping the snap in the end as well. He looked so defeated in the beginning of 'Endgame' because he was talking the blame for half the population vanishing personally since he couldn't stop the giant purple grape. After he somewhat got his revenge - he finally went for the head! - it still wasn't bringing anyone back. It seemed like Thor had slipped into depression and as a result, became an alcoholic trying to cope up with everything in the five-year time jump. Five years worth of beer will obviously take a toll on anyone's body, even a God's. While a lot of people were disappointed at Marvel 'ruining Thor', I feel like it was a really realistic story arc for him. It wasn't done for any comedic effect, it seemed very relatable - losing everything and then trying to deal with that - or not deal with that - through alcohol. Even the Russo brothers intended the new Thor to be as inspiring as the old Thor. He has had to deal with so much trauma, and that too in such a short amount of time. The brothers said, “Joe and I love subversion and to take the God who looks like a God and find a way to subvert that and re-invent the character… We find 'fat Thor' as inspiring as any version of Thor because he's so relatable.” And, lastly, they said, “It's a very human version of the character.” Moreover, there was also no body-shaming, he did not go through a transformation before the epic final battle becasue one, it's not romcom that's perpetuating that toxic trope, and two, even with the weight, he's still one of the most powerful Avenger. The weight was never his problem and he did not need to lose it after getting some peace of mind about all the tragedies. The movie's screenwriter Christopher Markus once explained, "We leave him in that state at the end of the movie. Even though he's emotionally resolved. We fix his problem, and it's not his weight … And I think he is the ideal Thor at the end of the movie, and he's carrying some weight.” Even Chris himself was once quoted saying, “I wanted to do something different this time. Each film I've wanted to, in particular, the last couple, and [the Russos] were on board. They were on board and we sat for many hours and days and discussed kind of how far we could push it and what we could do differently.” Well lastly, fat Thor reminded me of this -
  18. Diljit Dosanjh has made a statement through his Instagram post. While the world was busy refreshing their IG feeds to see the craziest lewks at the Met Gala, Diljit Dosanjh too posted how he reimagined the theme 'Camp'. Being invited to the Met Gala means you've arrived and the list is meticulously curated by Anne Wintour and her team. However, Diljit proved that he doesn't need Anne Wintour's approval to dress up for the Met Gala. He posted a short clip as a post wherein he's seen walking hand-in-hand with actor Neeru Bajwa. He's also seen wearing a bedazzled pink shiny two-piece, a blue turban and a peach shirt with a distinctive bow at the centre, while Bajwa was wearing a matching pink dress. They both posed for the paparazzi as they walked off. Take a look: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Diljit Dosanjh (@diljitdosanjh) on May 7, 2019 at 2:57am PDT And we approve of his very 'campy' look. What do you think? Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa's “Shadaa” is slated to release on June 21, 2019.
  19. Spoilers ahead. If I ask any Marvel fan which quote started the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, they would tell me one thing - He's fucking Iron Man and he wants the world to know that! This was such a huge defining moment for the MCU. What a line, so simple yet so powerful, and it made the first 'Iron Man' movie so much better. Side note, Happy Birthday to the first Iron Man movie! 'I am Iron Man', the last line spoken in the first 'Iron Man' movie made a comeback in 'Avengers: Endgame' as well, of course. 'Iron Man' was RDJ's first appearance as the iconic character that changed the world of Marvel forever and 'Endgame' marked the last time, sadly. So, it's kind of symbolic to see everything come full circle, just like his character arc did. But, it came as such a surprise to me that the iconic line almost didn't make it to the movie. In the last moment, during the final battle in 'Endgame', Thanos finally has the gauntlet with all the Infinity Stones and says “I am inevitable”. At that moment, all hope was lost for a second and we thought everyone would disintegrate again when Thanos snaps his fingers again. But, Tony Stark comes to the rescue and prevents the repeat of the final 'Infinity War' scene. He steals - very sneakily, I might add - all the stones from Thanos and delivers the one line, the best line at that moment - 'I am Iron Man' - right before snapping his fingers and making Thanos and his entire army disintegrate. Turns out, that line was actually a last minute addition. He originally wasn't supposed to say anything, but the Russo Brothers talked about how difficult it was to nail the final line. They said, “We were in the editing room going, 'He has to say something. This a character who has lived and died by quips.' And we just couldn't, we tried a million different last lines.” Then, Jeff Ford, the Russo Brothers' right-hand man and editor on 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', 'Civil War', 'Avengers: Infinity War', and 'Endgame' gave the best suggestion - “Why don't we just go full circle with it and say 'I am Iron Man'?” They loved it so much that they immediately went, “Get the cameras! We have to shoot this tomorrow.” And, the rest is history. I would personally like to thank Jeff because without that final line in 'Endgame', the movie wouldn't have been the same.
  20. The more I watch the ending of the last episode of 'Game of Thrones', the more convinced I am about a few revelations that will make a breakthrough in the next episode. Well, they can't leave us with unanswered questions on how Arya flew all the way, in the sneakiest way possible to kill the Night King, or how the Dothraki just disappeared in approximately 10 seconds. Everything from the 'darkest' episode in the history of TV series was a blur and we're really looking forward to some closure. © HBO A lot of fan theories are going about on the internet and we caught hold of one which made a lot of sense. Because we do need a close ended scenario here! So, do you remember the scene when Jon is trying to fight the zombie dragon, towards the end? Well, to be honest Jon didn't do much throughout the episode. He was either flying his dragon with his lover or fighting a dead dragon. But now it seems like he was helping Arya out in the end. How you ask? Well, according to a fan, while Jon was fighting and screaming at the dead dragon, he wasn't just randomly screaming at the dragon. Then what was he screaming at? © HBO Here's what the fan posted on Reddit about this theory: "Jon screamed at the undead dragon to distract it so Arya can run past and kill the Night King. The undead dragon was protecting the entrance to the Godswood. Watch it again, you can actually hear him scream 'GOOOOO – GO – GO.' 10 seconds later the scene you can see the hair of a White Walker flying up when Arya sprints past the group of White Walkers. Jon once again was ready to sacrifice himself to kill the Night King." So, basically, the dragon was manning the entry to the Godswood, so to distract him Jon started fighting him and yelling 'GO' to Arya at the same time. That'll be one interesting theory if it does come true. It'll certainly give us a fair amount of closure if nothing else! Which also means, everything was plotted and planned carefully in order to kill the Night King. But how does Arya fly all the way over to him and how is it that no one hears her coming? © HBO Well, take a look at the ending anyway, just so you can get a clearer sense of it: So, let's also add the fact that Jon was probably sacrificing himself to make Arya the last hero. Is that a fact? I want to certainly believe it because let's face it, it's Jon! Since this seems quite probable, I am really hoping they break certain revelations to us in episode 4, so we can be at peace and forgive HBO for forgetting to add enough light to watch the damn episode.
  21. It's been 10 years since 'Game Of Thrones' has been building up to the battle with the 'White Walkers' from the very first episode of the series. It's been 8 seasons now and we finally got to see the battle everybody had been waiting for. 'The Long Night', aired yesterday and even though it was a directorial marvel for a TV show, it was lacking in almost every way. Many fans of the show were left disappointed simply because logic and story arcs didn't add up. If you haven't watched the episode, this post contains spoilers, so avoid reading further. Currently, the third episode of Season 8 sits at 74% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the third lowest rated episode in the show's history. Here's why we feel the 'Battle of Winterfell' was disappointing. There are plenty of plot-holes and some scenes defy logic based on what was set up in the very same episode. Here's our deep analysis: 1. The Night King's Death © HBO If you've seen the episode, you already know that Arya kills the Night King with her Valyrian “CatsPaw” dagger. Just to make it clear, Arya killing the Night King was a true badass moment and is a great example of women empowerment in movies and TV shows. In fact, many other franchises could learn a thing or two from this particular episode. Our problem has nothing to do with who killed the Night King, its to do with how Arya got there in the first place. Just a few minutes ago, Arya was involved in a stealth scene hiding from Wights by hiding behind bookshelves and under a table. In the scene, the wights could hear her blood drops hitting the floor and could find the source of the sound. A few scenes later, are you trying to tell us that a horde of silent wights and white walkers could not detect Arya jumping 30 feet to kill the nightwalker? They could not hear Arya sneaking around in the bushes or the snow? Considering that a few moments ago they could hear blood drops but not her sneaking around in the middle of all the White Walkers? You could say that she's been trained by the “Faceless Man” and may have acquired some mind-blowing stealth tricks, but the scene prior to that totally negates her abilities. 2. This Is 'Game Of Thrones', Not a Disney Movie © HBO The one thing that made 'Game Of Thrones' special was its ability to be bold, daring and risky when it came to killing off characters. The show has unexpected moments where it doesn't fear killing off key characters in the most brutal manner. That's what sets 'GOT' apart from other fantasy franchises. In 'The Long Night', possibly the biggest and most brutal battle in the show's history, almost every named character survives. From 60,000 souls defending Winterfell, only Jorah Mormont, Berric Dondorrian, Lyanna Mormont, Edd and Melisandre died? Are you kidding me? (c) HBO If there were at least double the deaths, this would classify as a classic 'GOT' episode. However, HBO opted to play safe and made sure almost all the main characters survive. This isn't a Disney movie, this is 'Game Of Thrones'. What defies logic is that Jorah Mormont, a skilled knight who defended himself from every Wight that came his way till the very end; died, but someone like Sam Tarly who was literally flat on his butt for the entirety of the episode survived? What were the show-runners smoking? Where is the logic? Where are the loremasters when you need them? Is this a result of simply rushing the TV show and playing it safe at the same time? © HBO We all know White Walkers have taken inspiration from just about every Zombie movie, TV show and book possible. We were expecting some of our favourite characters turn into a wight; which never happened. We expected one of the characters witnessing their loved one die and convert right in front of them and having to kill them. It would have been a very emotional moment but we never got to see that. It's the simplest trope you get to see in every Zombie movie but HBO never ventured that far. 3. There Was No Tactical Strategy © HBO In the history of warfare, when you are defending a siege, you do not break the line and send out the cavalry to sacrifice themselves in the battlefield. It seems like HBO probably did not use any warfare advisors for this episode as it's simply not logical to send out the cavalry to test your opponents. It's suicide and we got to see the very same thing happen in this episode. In 'The Long Night', the Dothraki were ordered to charge at the incoming onslaught. This move is called 'Custer' but generally ends up in major losses. 'GOT' could have taken a cue from other movies that have dealt with similar scenarios. For example, movies like 'Braveheart', 'LOTR', 'Kingdom of Heaven', and countless others all have similar scenarios where they defend a position and these movies depicted battles as accurately as possible. Hell, even in the 'Battle of Bastards' it was pointed out that charging at an enemy that outnumbers you is suicide. Seriously, I'm done. 4. There Was Nothing Long About This Night A TV series that has literally spent an entire season to kill major characters ended the most anticipated battle in just 82 minutes? I mean if 'The Long Night' is depicted in just 82 minutes then we need to re-define what 'long' really means. This was a battle that has been anticipated from the very first episode of the show and all we got was a disappointing end to the battle. HBO should have spent more time to depict one of the most epic battles in the show's history and not concluded the battle in just one episode. We wanted to see some epic fights, some emotional scenes and some shocking moments. We got to see none of that and many fans simply reacted to the episode with “meh.” 5. We Couldn't See A Thing #GameofThrones s8e3 spoiler without context pic.twitter.com/lw3ipGS4Zi — 9GAG (@9GAG) April 29, 2019 In the post-episode interview, the show-runners said that they wanted a realistic feel to the episode where everything was dark. What baffles me is that there's literally nothing real about 'GOT'. It's a fantasy fiction show where we deal with dragons, zombies, incest and whatever else you can think of. We wanted to see an epic battle depicting one of the most defining moments of TV history. There was no need for keeping the entire environment dark when you could simply represent it in many other ways. 'LOTR' did it in the "battle of Gondor", 'Avengers: Endgame' did it effectively in their final battle; then what was the need for keeping everything dark? A Redditor claims that HBO simply used this tactic to hide special effects. In fact, this episode probably didn't have enough extras to show off a horde of 100,000 wights. I mean why wouldn't you show off one of the greatest armies assembled in the history of TV? Why would you hide a majority of your special effects unless something is really wrong? Unless someone forgot to bring a lighting rig, I can't think of any other excuse for this goof up.
  22. Before you proceed, you must know this article is dark and full of spoilers! Episode 3 of 'Game of Thrones' season 8 just hit our screens and let me just say 'Oh my GoT'! I wasn't expecting it to end the way it did, TBH. I was a little disappointed because at the end you're left wondering whatever happened to the 'prince that was promised' theory, hinting at Azor Ahai's re-reign through either Snow or Dany, but the ending was satisfactory regardless. Now the next thing to wonder is, if Arya is the prince that was promised, since the 'prince' is said to be of either gender. The legend of Azor Ahai was born centuries ago, when a Westerosi ended the long night and killed all the White Walkers or the 'Others'. So there could be a possibility the theory of the 'Prince that was promised' is still alive and kicking. © HBO But moving a little forward with why all the theories we've been contemplating haven't really played out in the 3rd episode is a little strange. There were so many. For instance, the rise of the dead from Winterfell crypts. Although, it's stated that the tombs of the dead in the crypts are protected by iron swords, which prevent the dead to rise and become wights. There was also a theory stating The Night King wouldn't be at Winerfell, since he's already marching towards Kings Landing. In fact, many theories didn't see the light of day only because Arya was decided as the Night King killer, and a true warrior since the beginning. From her thirst for knowledge to learn ways of a warrior to her training, it was like everything was foreshadowed, only we weren't paying attention. © HBO You may think the whole build-up about Jon or Dany saving the day was hyped beyond doubt, but in all honesty, Jon and Dany both played a significant part in fighting off the Night King and his army too. It was because of Jon everyone was prepped up for the war since he hosted a meeting to tell the world about them and it was Dany's army and her dragons that kept them at bay for as long as possible, at the Winterfell battle. But no one anticipated Arya's grave role towards the end. No one assumed she would strike like a ninja assassin, killing the Night King with a Valyrian Steel dagger. The same one that was used to kill Bran in season 1, before his mother and wolf killed the assassin and the same one Bran gave Arya, just in case you were wondering what Bran's role was throughout. He probably knew the future all along and did the right thing at the right time for it to play out well during the end. © HBO But you know what I realised while watching this episode? A lot of facts and scenario within the series were foreshadowed, especially where Arya was concerned. There were always instances and hints of what lay ahead but none of us really paid much attention. All along Arya was prepping to hunt the greatest enemy of all and we didn't even know it. Neither did she, but she knew she would have to act sometime in the distant future. Here's what I mean: (1) GoT was always trying to quietly set up Arya for the big showdown. Even her introduction in the show was her acing at archery. If you remember the scene from the first episode ever, where Bran is struggling to aim, because he over thinks, Arya sneaks up from behind and hits the target! And yes, this was her sans any training whatsoever. (2) Arya gets her first morsel of training from Jon, who hands her the trusted sword Needle and tells her to 'stick 'em with the pointy end'. If you've seen this episode, you'll remember Arya telling Sansa the same thing, while handing her a dagger for self protection. It all comes back full circle I suppose. (3) Arya's tryst with her 'dance lessons' aka sword fighting lessons with her teacher Syrio Forel was something to remember. That was the beginning of her professional training in sword fighting. The one thing Syrio always reminded her was her answer to the God of death: 'What do you say to the God of death' he'd ask. 'Not today' she'd say. In her second meeting with Melisandre in this episode, the red woman asks Arya the same question and Arya says 'not today', heading out of the hall. © Twitter (4) In season 3, Melisandre meets Arya with the 'Brotherhood Without Banners' and she predicts that Arya and she will meet again. She also tells Arya that she sees a darkness in her and in that darkness eyes staring back at her. Brown eyes, blue eyes and green eyes, eyes she'll shut forever. Throughout the series when Arya is seeking revenge from her 'list', she shuts many brown eyes. When Melisandre sees her again in the 3rd episode, she reminds her of the prophecy and about the blue and green eyes she's yet to shut still. *Major Hint*! © Twitter © Twitter (5) When she is kidnapped by the Hound, he plays a big pivotal role in her training. He teaches her how to find gaps and weak spots in an armour, and how to stab someone in the heart. Well, his teaching came quite handy when Arya kills the Night King. He also stayed alive, thanks to the Lord of Light, to fulfill his purpose of staying by her side towards the end. (6) In season 8 episode one, when Arya meets Jon for the first time after years, he is at the Weirwood tree when Arya comes to him without making a sound. He turns around and asks 'how did you sneak up on me?'. Why is this relevant? Because at the time she's about to kill the Night King, he has no inkling of her coming to kill him. The White Walkers feel a gush of wind but they don't realise it's Arya sneaking up on them, like a shadow, at the same place she sneaked up at Jon. Her Ninja skills are excellent and were always up to par to face this day. via GIPHY (7) This one's an important fact you might have missed. In season one, a Catspaw's tried to kill Bran when he was bedridden. He failed to do so but that dagger ended up with Little finger, who gave it to Bran in season 7. Bran gives that dagger to Arya saying since he's a cripple he won't be needing it. See the build up here? This clearly means Bran gave the dagger to Arya purposely because it's the same Valyrian Steel dagger Arya used to kill the Night King. Does this mean Bran predicted the future all along? If so, why did he sacrifice Theon?! © HBO (8) When Arya is killing the Night King, she uses a tactic she's used before in a fight with Brienne of Tarth. While killing the Night King, she lets go of the dagger from her right hand and as it falls, holds it with her left hand before she stabs his heart. In season 7, she uses a similar twitch of hand with her sword and her dagger, with Brienne. (9) Even though Arya didn't use the weapon she asked Gendry to forge for too long in this episode, she knew that weapon is her strength. While she was training to become the faceless man, she learnt how to use a staff, being blind and in absolute darkness. That was the series telling us that she was training for something bigger and more dangerous. © HBO (10) Arya is a Stark and it's known the Night King's origins have also begun from a Stark. The Children of the Forest carved the Night King from a local man, to help them fight against the first men. If you've seen that scene you'll notice the children have tied a man and they stab his heart with dragon glass. They've tied the man around what seems like a Weirwood tree to convert him. Weirwood trees are only found around Winterfell. So, it is a possibility the Night King is a Stark descendant and only a Stark could end his decent once and for all. Maybe our theories haven't gone to waste. Maybe the Prince that was promised is yet to come as there are 3 more episodes left. While we're waiting with bated breath for the next episode to air, we're also wondering what Arya's fate reads. I mean she wasn't ambitious about the throne at all. For her it was only about killing people who harmed her family and killed them and since most of them are already dead, will she die too, towards the end? Well, her character did evolve quite well and I really hope she lives to see the end.
  23. As the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League approaches its conclusion, the need for patience and keeping calm continues to rise. Especially with Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals fixing berths for themselves for the playoff round, only two spots remain and the competition amongst the rest of the franchises is nail-biting. Therefore, the pressure of the 'now-or-never' situation is getting to every member of the teams that have not qualified yet, which often erupts in an outburst when something does not go according to the liking of the athletes. Earlier, well-renowned and respected players of the Indian cricket team were looked down upon and fined for losing their cool over the flow of the game. On one hand, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was criticised for his 'extremely aggressive' reaction after dismissing Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin last week, on the other hand, former captain of the Men in Blue and often referred to as 'Captain Cool', MS Dhoni was fined 50% of his match fees after coming onto the field from the dugout to argue with the umpires. Yesterday, it was time for the third captain of Team India and the leader of the MIPaltan, Rohit Sharma to join the infamous gang. After getting dismissed for cheap (12 runs off 9 deliveries) on an LBW appeal off English bowler, Harry Gurney, the 'Hitman' was visibly upset with the decision and vented his frustration on the stumps and broke them before leaving the crease. Breaching the conduct, Sharma was slapped with 15% of his match fees for the unprecedented actions and this is how his fans reacted: Rohit Sharma fuming at the umpire and buddy that wicket hitting thing is not expected from the clam batsman. When you're in a under pressure match and the poor umpiring takes the best batsman in your team. IPL umpiring are in a poor poor temper right now. — Subhadeep Paul (@paulbabaraps) April 28, 2019 But it's actually out umpire gave correct decision only Rohit needs to accept his wicket It's not like what happened other day One umpire giving out and other not — Nisha Cutee (@NishaCutee) April 28, 2019 Rohit Sharma trying to Mankad bowler. Truly next level skipper. pic.twitter.com/QjWh5w31LB — Rain Man (@ohgoditsmayhem) April 28, 2019 Rohit Sharma trying to Mankad bowler. Truly next level skipper. pic.twitter.com/QjWh5w31LB — Rain Man (@ohgoditsmayhem) April 28, 2019 Incidentally, the Indian opener's flare-up came in his 100th match as the captain of Mumbai Indians. Sharma is only the fourth cricketer to lead a franchise for 100 matches after MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli.
  24. The copy contains major spoilers. Proceed with caution. The Battle of Winterfell was gory, but it was cathartic in some ways and satisfying and shocking towards the end when Arya Stark meets the Night King and slays him like butter on bread. However, it was also dark like Mellisandre's 'the night is dark and full of terrors' dialogue. Dark in both metaphoric and literal terms. Honestly, I thought it was probably my internet and the crap quality of the screen maybe, but seems like I wasn't the only who thought this battle was 'too dark' because so many people are shouting 'SAME'. This scene was absolutely mental #GOT x pic.twitter.com/4LL6Ei77N8 — ᴾᴬáµá´¸á´°á´¼á¶á´· (@PaulDock93) April 29, 2019 #NOTTODAY #GameofThrones #AryaStark2020 (That episode was too dark, though, seriously. 90 minutes of “what's going on?” and “who's that?”) — Pam K. Nail (@pknail) April 29, 2019 It's kind of hilarious that after I spent the day expecting Twitter to explode with emotion during Game of Thrones, all that's on my TL, from like 30 different people, is "Why is it so dark?" — Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) April 29, 2019 I was thankful that Mellisandre lit that fire so that at least there was some light on my screen, else I'd have to continue squinting my way through the entire episode. What I'm seeing on tonight's episode of#GameofThrones #battleofwinterfell pic.twitter.com/GR2A20NbNN — Jayesh (@imJSuthar) April 29, 2019 Me trying to see where the Dothraki went pic.twitter.com/jwaRMN3qFt — Karina (@delgadokarinaa) April 29, 2019 Extremely avant-garde to shoot a massive battle entirely in the dark — chris person (@Papapishu) April 29, 2019 Wonder what the people shooting it felt like. The lighting crew when filming #BattleOfWinterfell pic.twitter.com/N52x5Yr56H — ð¿ (@manieldad) April 29, 2019 This shit is so dark wtf. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/7ros9trDEu — Matthew A. Cherry ð (@MatthewACherry) April 29, 2019 Me trying to watch this dark as shit Game of thrones episode pic.twitter.com/p57ag8lSfl — Charlotte saw Endgame 2x ‎â (@spacecharlotte) April 29, 2019 Okay, this one is making me scream 'yess' in unanimous anger and laughter. Love Game of Thrones and from the 7 mins of clarity that I could actually see, it was awesome. Just way too dark to make out as much as I wanted to. — Ryan Crowley (@75bankerboy) April 29, 2019 Anyway, who are we to complain? The series will end in 3 weeks and then there will no night or darkness so let's just savour it while we can.
  25. 'Avengers: Endgame,' what a spectacle. If anyone tells you there's no way to end a 10+ year story with a single movie while giving everyone closure, just show them everything the MCU has done till date. But here, I'm not going to be talking about any of the countless other things in the movie, I'm going to be focused on just one person, Steve Rogers. If there is anyone in the world who deserved a happy ending, it was this guy. Okay, before I delve deeper into this here's your mandatory spoiler warning. If you haven't watched the movie yet, don't read ahead till you do. If you have watched it, you absolutely must read ahead. Also, I understand how important Tony Stark and Robert Downey Jr. have been to this franchise. It's just that, for me, Captain America has way more impact… Source: Marvel Studios Now with nothing to disturb me I can finally get down to business. Remember that little guy in 'Captain America: The First Avenger?' No no, remember the Human Torch from 'Fantastic Four?' Yeah, that guy made me cry with one of the most epic scenes in cinema I've ever witnessed. Everyone knows Captain America is perhaps the purest among the Avengers. But is he worthy of carrying Mjolnir? Hell yeah. Not just carrying, but using it like a freaking legend. Watching him channel the lightning like he's been doing it for years is an image that's been implanted in my brain and will probably never fade away. (At least not for a while. :p) While writing about it, I couldn't help but replay it in my head another 10 times. This music only helps make it better. There's just one huge problem. Now, you'll want to watch it again. I already have tickets for Saturday and Sunday too. But, what about you? If you can't get anything before next week, come back on Sunday. I'll have a complete breakdown of the movie out. You can live vicariously through me. It doesn't cost anything. Source: Marvel Studios Moving on, all eyes are on Iron Man and he may just be the focus of every single discussion around you but, for me, it's Captain America who had the greatest effect. Is he the strongest Avenger? No. Is he a big, green, unkillable giant? No. Does he understand Quantum Physics? No. Why him then? He's their leader. He's the First Avenger. He's the man everyone rallies behind. It was pretty clear when he was standing alone in front of Thanos and his army that this guy was not going to back down even when nothing was in his favour. Luckily for him, he had a lot of people backing him up when he needed them but he had no idea they were coming. Once they did, who better to say the two words everyone has been dying to hear, 'Avengers Assemble' that the ultimate Avenger? Source: Marvel Studios But forget everything else, when all is said and done. The one scene which has had the most impact on me in all my years of existence is when Captain America grabs hold of Mjolnir. It brought tears of joy to my eyes. Seeing such a powerful scene really made my day. Captain America, just a guy from Brooklyn, was found worthy by a mythical hammer created for the Gods. Boy was he worthy…
×