Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'what'.



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 160 results

  1. What do visitors see when they visit your online community? And when was the last time you logged out to browse like a visitor? Check out these 4x4 tips of four items in less than four minutes for the visitor experience: Check your Registration Process, especially any social sign-ins. You may want to increase or reduce security checks. You may need to fix social logins. And you may want to offer an easier onboarding like Quick Registration + Profile Completion. Read your Guest Sign-up Widget. This is the most important text in your entire community, since it's the first message visitors will read. Is your Guest Signup Widget giving visitors the first impression you'd like, with proper keywords and messaging? Audit your Visitor Permissions. In the ACP, go to Groups > Guests > Permissions. Do your guests have access to the right boards and categories? Test on other browsers and devices. Most of us don't have ten different computers and smartphones running different OS's and browsers, so it can be hard to check the UIX. Luckily, there are free cross-browser tools like BrowserShots.org or Device Mode on Chrome Devtools that can help. Hope you enjoy these tips, and if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below.
  2. When it comes to Bollywood's 'Sultan' Salman Khan, everything needs to be larger than life, and away from the mainstream. But when you begin to wonder how that can be incorporated in every aspect of his life, Sallu Bhai will show you just how that can be done. Let's take for instance that one constant that has been a part of Salman's life throughout these years. That has to be his love for fitness and bodybuilding, right? And as if that's not all, every now and then Salman keeps giving us a glimpse of his fitness regimen which is nothing less than motivating. © Twitter Hours ago, Salman shared another such video which is motivating us to get onto the path of fitness. Donning his fitness gear and recorded in his gym, the video takes “leg day” to new heights. Check out this super cool video that Salman shared on his official Instagram feed and you will know what we mean. View this post on Instagram After experiencing the highs and lows my security has finally realised how secure they are wid me .. ha ha A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Jun 17, 2019 at 10:33am PDT As you can see, for his leg workout, Salman can be seen lifting two of his heavyweight bodyguards instead of regular weights. If that isn't turning the beast mode on, we wonder what is! Salman captioned the video saying, “After experiencing the highs and lows my security has finally realised how secure they are wid me .. ha ha” © Facebook Not sure about his security personnel, but we are sure as hell impressed with Salman's strength. Let's take this video as all the inspiration we need to get on with our new year's resolution and get fit and ripped at the gym.
  3. Sudan has seen a lot of turmoil and instability since June 2019, when the military first ousted the long-term ruling president Omar-Al-Bashir. It all started way back in December 2018, when the ruling president's government imposed emergency austerity methods in order to do away with an inevitable economic collapse. © BBC This led to a severe political crisis, which in turn made the security forces open fire on pro-democracy protestors in Khartoum. While the protest was peacefully handled, according to the New York Times, as many as 100 people have been killed and about 326 injured. At least 100 peaceful protesters were killed during a military crackdown in Sudan — now the country is at a standstill pic.twitter.com/AK0mPNkG8U — NowThis (@nowthisnews) 12 June 2019 The protestors are demanding a civilian-led interim government and since then, representatives of the protests have been in talks with the military, determining who takes control of authority. But the situation has bled for way too long now and according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, at least 40 bodies were recovered from the river Nile. But How Did It All Begin? Well, the protests started in December 2018 to overthrow the President. Cuts were made to bread and fuel subsidies which sparked protests in the east over the standard of living and ultimately, they reached to the capital Khartoum. The protestors obviously demanded Bashir's government to be thrown out, who had been in power for 30 years. The protests finally reached a conclusion on April 6, when people occupied the square in front of the military headquarters and demanded that the army fight the president out of his rule. Almost 5 days later, the military announced the president was no longer in power. © BBC Women played a main role in the protests, with 22-year-old Alaa Saleh leading the group. Even though a woman was the face of the protestors, as many as 70 women were raped by the police and the paramilitary forces during an attack at the protest camp, while some protestors were shot at, on June 3rd. #SudanMassacre What is happening in Sudan? This is so bad. pic.twitter.com/fMvdiKlUB3 — jafar badi (@BadiJafar) 13 June 2019 So, Now Who Is In Charge? A council of generals took over on April 11 but there was a lot of struggle for the country to regain normalcy, in every sense of the word. The seven-member Transitional Military Council is led by Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan and they insist they need to be in charge to bring everything back to normalcy again. But unfortunately, the army is not a unified force in the country and a lot of paramilitary organisations and Islamic militia have also taken up authority there. For now, the streets of Sudan are deserted with a complete Internet blackout in the country. The United Nations has condemned the attacks and The Human Rights Council has been called about to probe an inquiry into the Human Rights violations committed by the military in Sudan. Schools, hospitals and health centres in #Sudan have been targeted, looted and destroyed. Health workers have been attacked simply for doing their job. To save children's lives, the violence must stop. #ChildrenUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/A6VbGI6aGo — UNICEF (@UNICEF) 13 June 2019 Who Exactly Is The Opposition? Even though the economic collapse brought the Sudanese from all walks of life to the streets, the demonstration organisation was taken over by The Sudanese Professionals Association, a collaboration of doctors, lawyers and health workers. The protestors are local people across all age groups but most of them are young people, fighting for their rights. When the military finally took power in April, the protestors stood outside Military Headquarters demanding the authority to be given to a civilian administration. The civilian group of protestors and the ruling generals, who come under the umbrella group 'Alliance For Freedom and Change', eventually came to an agreement. © Twitter What Did They Agree On? Both the Civilian Administration and the Military decided on a three-year-transition period to civilian rule. An agreement was reached on May 15, 2019. The protestors claim that Bashir's regime is so deeply planted and implemented that a long transition is needed to completely uproot his political network and allow fair democratic elections again. The two sides also agreed on a new government, including a sovereign council, a cabinet and a legislative body. © Twitter But unfortunately, the military leaders didn't stick to their decisions and scrapped the agreements reached to set up a fresh elections mandate within nine months. The TMC head decided to stop negotiating with the Alliance For Freedom and Change and cancel whatever had been agreed on. In the wake of this fresh agreement, the pro-democracy leaders said they were cutting all contacts with the TMC and called for a 'total civil disobedience' and a general strike. While the strikes were called off on June 11, which almost brought Khartoum to a standstill, most African and Western countries have backed the protestors. Saudi Arabia has urged discussion on both sides but not condemned the military. © Twitter After the strikes have been pulled away, protest leaders are willing to resume power-sharing talks with the ruling military council. “The Alliance for Freedom and Change agreed to end the civil disobedience from today. Both sides have also agreed to resume talks soon." Mahmoud Drir, the official mediator made a statement about the situation. We just hope both the parties reach a common consensus and peace is restored in Sudan, especially in Khartoum, really soon.
  4. Within five days, a strike that started in West Bengal, has now spread to other cities with doctors from all over the country showing solidarity to the cause of protection of medical practitioners. It all started on Monday at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital where a 74-year-old patient Mohammad Syeed passed away. The relatives of the deceased allegedly beat up the doctors blaming medical negligence for the death. The clash led to an intern getting a severe head injury. Kolkata:Junior doctors at NRS Medical College&Hospital go on strike after doctors were allegedly attacked by a patient's family who died yesterday.Chandrima Bhattacharya,Health Min,says,"Emergency is open&talks are on.4 ppl have been arrested in connection with attack on doctors" pic.twitter.com/EU3HNJvfnV — ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2019 Following that, doctors at NRS refused to release Syeed's body, demanding an apology for the incident. This was followed by some relatives and local residents storming the hospital and pelting stones at junior doctors. Reportedly, five relatives of the deceased have been arrested after an FIR. The incident led to a lot of outrage with people demanding safe working spaces for doctors. Apparently, the doctors are also wearing bandages and helmets as a way to protest. Following the incident at NRS, a lot of junior doctors from different hospitals in West Bengal also joined the protest. West Bengal: Doctors at North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri observe strike over violence against doctors at NRS Medical College & Hospital pic.twitter.com/qZvMkUEX0X — ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2019 With Delhi Medical Association (DMA) declaring a Black Day yesterday, the protest also spread to Delhi with AIIMS Delhi joining in. The Indian Medical Association also urged doctors to wear a black badge as a way to protest. Delhi: Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) prepare to observe strike over violence against doctors in West Bengal. pic.twitter.com/pza71njjum — ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2019 Yesterday afternoon, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee issued a four-hour ultimatum to end the doctors' strike while visiting the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata. She was quoted as saying, “[Doctors who are protesting] are outsiders. The government will not support them in any way. I condemn doctors who have gone on strike. Policemen die in line of duty but the police don't go on a strike.” She also said, “Medical services come under the Essential Services Act and the doctors cannot afford to do such protests. I don't understand medicine, but today I saw an accident victim lying without being attended to. He will die lying there because of the protest. Let good sense prevail or else we will be forced to take action.” While her stand till now is still understandable, she did bring in BJP and called it a conspiracy. She said, “This strike is a BJP conspiracy. Protesters are disrupting medical services. This should end at once. All anti-social people of one particular community are doing this under police protection.” Really not the time for this, tbh. While the strike is still continuing and doesn't seem to come to an end soon, there are two different narratives emerging. There are stories about how a lot of patients are suffering because the doctors aren't there to treat them. Delhi: Patients face difficulties as Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of AIIMS is on strike today over violence against doctors in West Bengal. Relative of a patient says, "My mother's dialysis was scheduled for today, we were told to go & get it done from somewhere else," pic.twitter.com/sFVF6D8VMj — ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2019 But, at the same time, there are a lot of posts about doctors wearing helmets and bandages as a symbol of protest while also treating patients. Delhi: Members of Resident Doctors' Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) work wearing helmets & bandages, as a mark of protest against "worsening of violence against medical doctors in West Bengal." pic.twitter.com/Fgrv6Jtjdq — ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2019 People on Twitter are mostly standing with the doctors and respect their fight for safety while working. A lot of people have also brought up the fact that a lot of other patients are suffering and that's not fair. This is what happened when 200 people came by trucks and attacked Doctors and interns at NRS Hospital. They thrashed an intern's skull bcz a 85 yrs old man died. It doesnt feel safe living in WB nowadays. It's a goon's era we are living in. The protest must go on. #standwithnrs pic.twitter.com/9WkqH2XHOI — Nabanita Das (@nabanita_speaks) June 11, 2019 Dear Doctors, I completely empathise with the fact that whatever happened in #NRS is deplorable & a strong protest is very valid but it's also true that making other patients, including small babies, suffer due for no to fault of theirs is also not something u can really justify — Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) June 13, 2019 People are also calling out Mamata Banerjee. Attack on doctors happened in NRS college bt CM Mamata Banerjee went to SSKM college. Instead of condemning attack, she is condeming strike and clng students outsider & politicaly motivated. She is okay with doctors getting killed in line of duty. Again vote bank. #BengalBurning — Pradeep Bhandari (@pradip103) June 13, 2019 Summed up. A patient Mohammed Sayeed died in NRS Hospital in Bengal. Soon after that: 1. Hospital was attacked by a violent Mob of 200 People. 2. Rioters came in two lorries to attack the doctors. 3. Mob also pelted bricks. Many injured. One Doctor is struggling for life. Pray for him. — Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) June 12, 2019 As per the latest reports, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced a nationwide doctors' strike on June 17. The IMA said 3.5 lakh doctors will participate in the nationwide strike on Monday. Watch this space for more update.
  5. Let's face it, we all have been there, thinking if we should go for it or not. We have all had that locker room talk, discussing all sorts of things about our body hair (and yes, about hair down there as well), and what to do with it. Whether one's partner prefers it all shaved off, trimmed, or present in all its natural glory. The thing is, no matter what, at least once in your lifetime, you will go for a session to trim, shave or wax your body hair off. Now, here is where things get tricky - what do you actually go for - do you shave it all off, wax it off, or just trim it off? Here are a few things that you ought to consider before you finally make the jump: 1. The Pain © Getty Images Remember Steve Carrel getting a wax in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin'? Well, yes, it can be that painful. Even the manliest of men tend to cry like babies when they go for their first waxing session. Furthermore, The entire experience of getting hot wax applied on your body and then a bunch of hair and some skin pulled off in one go, can leave some serious psychological scars, especially if you plan to go for a full Brazilian. In case you think that you have a very shallow tolerance, we suggest you simply forget waxing, and instead, get things shaved or better yet, trimmed. 2. The Frequency © Getty Images As painful as it may be, waxing your hair off has its advantages. The first and foremost is the fact that you don't need to get it done that often. Shaving, on the other hand though, will ensure that you reach out for that razor every now and then. Also, do consider the fact that the hair regrowth gets denser with time, as does it get quicker. With trimming, you won't get as denser regrowth as with shaving. But, you will need to trim your hair often. 3. The Occasion © Getty Images Chances are that if you find yourself reading this article, you may have a special evening coming up, or an occasion, where you may have to take your clothes off in front of some people (or someone). If that is the case, we suggest you take the timing of your endeavour into consideration. Also, consider that if you plan to do it yourself, you may have some accidents that may leave a cut or a knick where you don't want it to. Try getting things sorted two or three days before your special day. 4. The Outfit © Getty Images If the occasion or the evening that you have planned, does not include you getting in your birthday suit, chances are, you may have some leeway when it comes to getting things done. If you still plan on wearing something that will show some chest and you plan to clean up your act (as you should), we suggest that you go for a close trim, instead of a shave or a wax. That way, you minimise pain, get things done quickly and do not change much. 5. The Comfort © Getty Images This is actually the key to everything - how comfortable are you in getting any of it done? More importantly, how comfortable are you getting things done in some intimate areas by someone else? Of course, you can try and get things sorted yourself, but we would advise against that if you plan to get things done properly. If you plan on getting only a few areas done, selectively, doing it yourself is an easy way to go about. However, if you plan on being comprehensive, do yourself a favour and hire someone to do it.
  6. The World Cup fever has gripped everyone and adding a little more excitement to that is the fact the the much awaited sports extravaganza '83', which will trace the journey of India's historic win at the 1983 world cup led by Kapil Dev has begun shooting in full fervour and thanks to social media, we are in tow of what is happening. The entire star cast left for London where they'll be shooting their parts. Needless to say, they look dapper in the official picture that was shared across all channels. View this post on Instagram Kapil's Devils ð @kabirkhankk @saqibsaleem @adinathkothare @iamchiragpatil @harrdysandhu @ammyvirk @thejatinsarna @issahilkhattar @pankajtripathi__ @rbadree @actorjiiva @tahirrajbhasin @dinkersharmaa @dhairya275 #NishantDahhiya @83thefilm #83squad A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on May 27, 2019 at 10:20pm PDT View this post on Instagram One year from today, relive India's greatest story ð®ð³ #Relive83 Releasing on 10th April 2020. @83thefilm @kabirkhankk @mantenamadhu @vishnuinduri @reliance.entertainment @saqibsaleem @adinathkothare @iamchiragpatil @harrdysandhu @ammyvirk @thejatinsarna @issahilkhattar @pankajtripathi__ @rbadree @actorjiiva @tahirrajbhasin @dinkersharmaa @dhairya275 @nishantdahhiya A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Apr 10, 2019 at 6:31am PDT The star cast has some very impressive names in the list and here's what we know about who's playing what in the movie: Ranveer Singh is going to essay the role of Kapil Dev and has been preparing for a long time for it. The movie was initially rumoured to be a biopic on the celebrated cricketer's life but he's going to have a major chunk of the movie focus on his character. View this post on Instagram Becoming the Hurricane ðª #KapilDev @83thefilm @kabirkhankk A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on May 24, 2019 at 9:31pm PDT View this post on Instagram Becoming the Hurricane ðª #KapilDev #Legend #JourneyBegins @83thefilm @kabirkhankk ð A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Apr 5, 2019 at 6:34pm PDT The character of Sandip Patil will be essayed by his own son Chirag Patil. View this post on Instagram 3 , 2 , 1 Sandy Storm Mode ðð¥ðª : : #SandeepPatil #83squadonthemove #sandystormes #cricket #83worldcup #excited #dday #getsetgo #castof83 #gearingup #gettingready #history #repeated #sajidnadiadwala @ranveersingh @saqibsaleem @ammyvirk @harrdysandhu @adinathkothare @dinkersharmaa @issahilkhattar @pankajtripathi__ @dhairya275 @actorjiiva @tahirrajbhasin @thejatinsarna @mantenamadhu A post shared by Chirag Patil (@iamchiragpatil) on May 27, 2019 at 5:47am PDT View this post on Instagram Cast Your Vote ! : : : #voting #vote #politics #election #elections #news #government #youth #currentevents #mumbai #like #votingmatters #votingrights #follow #electionday #yourvotecounts #sandeeppatil #twinning A post shared by Chirag Patil (@iamchiragpatil) on Apr 28, 2019 at 9:31pm PDT Coming to the good looking, absolutely hard working singers and actors from the Punjabi industry, Ammy Virk will be foraying into Bollywood with this movie and will play Balwinder Singh Sandhu. View this post on Instagram Spinning times are coming up!! Real training with my Reel avatar Balwinder Singh Sandhu sir from the Dharamshala boot camp. #Relive83 @ammyvirk #BalwinderSinghSandhu @ranveersingh @kabirkhankk @mantenamadhu @vishnuinduri @reliance.entertainment @83thefilm Waheguru ðð» A post shared by Ammy Virk ( à¨à¨®à© ਵਿਰਠ) (@ammyvirk) on Apr 14, 2019 at 9:24pm PDT Hardy Sandhu will be seen as Madan Lal who had a memorable innings during the 1983 cup. View this post on Instagram It was my Dad's dream for me to play for India. It was my dream to win a World Cup. What I couldn't do in real life because of an unfortunate injury, going to do that in the reel life. ð¬ Doing a film about my first passion - Cricket, is a very emotional feeling for me. I'll be playing Madan Lal Sir, who at the time when I played U-17 india was also the bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy. I am thankful to @kabirkhankk sir for believing in me and a special thanks to @ammyvirk veera . Thank you @castingchhabra bhaaji Super excited to be a part of this squad with @ranveersingh @ammyvirk @saqibsaleem and all others. #MadanLal @Kabirkhankk @reliance.entertainment @mantenamadhu @vishnuinduri @83thefilm @ranveersingh #Relive83 #CastOf83 A post shared by Harrdy sandhu (@harrdysandhu) on Mar 6, 2019 at 7:37am PST View this post on Instagram Learning things from the man himself. #Madanlal Sir #Relive83 @83thefilm @kabirkhankk @ranveersingh @reliance.entertainment @mantenamadhu @vishnuinduri . . . . . . . . #HarrdySandhu #PunjabiStar #Dharamshala #Kangra #BootCamp #Training #83thefilm #Sports #Cricket #Cricketð #1983WorldCup #WorldCup #Pitch #RanveerSingh #KabirKhan #Bollywood #Film #Cinema #Movie #RelianceEntertainment A post shared by Harrdy sandhu (@harrdysandhu) on Apr 20, 2019 at 2:54am PDT Producer and actor Addinath M Kothare will portray the role of Dilip Vengsarakar, who earned the nickname of 'colonel' back in the day. View this post on Instagram One of India's greatest batsmen ! Specially known for his immaculate form and technique ! It's going to be an honour and a challenge to portray this legend, 'Colonel' Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar on the silver screen in @83thefilm !!! ð A post shared by Addinath M Kothare (@adinathkothare) on May 21, 2019 at 3:17am PDT 'Sacred Games' star Jatin Sarna will be seen portraying the role of cricketer Yashpal Sharma. View this post on Instagram When the Reel met the Real #Yashpalsharmacricketer "The guy who played fearlessly, having an eye of eagle and walk of lion..Punished bowlers unconventionally. A strong pillar of world cup 83 squad.An honour to play him in" @83thefilm @reliance.entertainment Direction by one of my favorite @kabirkhankk Casting @castingchhabra love and thanks. A post shared by Jatin Sarna (@thejatinsarna) on Apr 7, 2019 at 7:40am PDT Saqib Saleem will be seen essaying the role of Jimmy Amarnath, who was also awarded the 'man of the match' in the semi-final and the final match. View this post on Instagram Jimmy Rising . . . . #83thefilm #relive83 #jimmyamarnath A post shared by Saqib Saleem (@saqibsaleem) on May 19, 2019 at 2:43am PDT View this post on Instagram Best birthday ever !! Spending time with jimmy sir on my bday what else could I have asked for.Thank you for this @kabirkhankk sir ðâ¤ï¸ @83thefilm @reliance.entertainment #relive83 A post shared by Saqib Saleem (@saqibsaleem) on Apr 7, 2019 at 8:24pm PDT Sahil Khattar will play the role of wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani, who also won the award for the best wicketkeeper during the World Cup of 1983. View this post on Instagram Reliving 83 with Reliving Mirzapur ð @pankajtripathi__ @thejatinsarna @saqibsaleem #relive83 #kiribhai #khattarnaak A post shared by Sahil Khattar (@issahilkhattar) on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:41am PDT One of the most important roles will be played by Pankaj Tripathi who will be seen in the role of Man Singh, who was the coach of the winning team of the 1983 squad and was the driving force for the team. View this post on Instagram The man behind the champions, #ManSingh, will be played by Actor Extraordinaire @pankajtripathi__. #CastOf83 @ranveersingh @kabirkhankk @reliance.entertainment @mantenamadhu @vishnuinduri #Relive83 A post shared by '83 (@83thefilm) on Feb 6, 2019 at 9:32pm PST Dhairya Karwa will be seen as Ravi Shastri and will play a very important role in the movie. View this post on Instagram This is going be a “Tracer Bullet” challenge !! ðð #castof83 #relive83 #83thefilm A post shared by Dhairya Karwa (@dhairya275) on Apr 15, 2019 at 3:15am PDT Tahir Raj Bhasin, who was seen in 'Manto' and 'Kai Po Che' will be seen as Sunil Gavaskar. View this post on Instagram Stepping into the shoes of the Original Little Master, he is ready to give fast bowlers a run for their money! Here's wishing @tahirrajbhasin a very happy birthday. #Relive83 . . . . . . #TahirRajBhasin #SunilGavaskar #Birthday #Wishes #83TheFilm #Cricket #1983WorldCup #83WorldCup A post shared by '83 (@83thefilm) on Apr 21, 2019 at 2:27am PDT South Indian actor Jiiva will be seen as K Srikkanth, the former captain. View this post on Instagram #83film #cricket #team #fun #madness #dharmshala #kabirs11 #workdcup83 A post shared by Actor Jiiva (@actorjiiva) on Apr 3, 2019 at 6:47am PDT Nishant Dahiya will be seen in the shoes of Roger Binny. View this post on Instagram Roger that! @nishantdahhiya will play #RogerBinny, the leading wicket-taker of the '83 World Cup! #CastOf83 #Relive83 @ranveersingh @kabirkhankk @reliance.entertainment @mantenamadhu @vishnuinduri . . . . . . . #NishantDahiya #83thefilm #Announcement #Cricket #Cricketð #1983WorldCup #WorldCup #Pitch #RanveerSingh #KabirKhan #Bollywood #Film #Cinema #Movie A post shared by '83 (@83thefilm) on Apr 27, 2019 at 12:14am PDT With such an interesting line up of stellar talent houses in the movie, this film is bound to become a hit.
  7. How funny is it to see a goofy Ranveer Singh bickering with Alia Bhatt over hotel and flight booking discounts and how sweet was it to see Deepika and her mom talk about learning from failures and moving forward as they spoke about what “ander se strong” meant for them in a certain toothpaste advertisement? The Indian advertising industry has found its winning formula in India's obsession with celebrities and anything (and everything) they say or do. From making top Bollywood A-listers endorse everything from toilet cleaners, to undergarments and anti-dandruff shampoos, we have seen it all. © Twitter However, given how much Indians worship celebs and eat out of their hands as they try to sell them some commodity or service, it's no wonder that the industry is booming and sort of becoming a source of major side income for these stars. 2018 was especially a landmark year when it came as close to spending 1000 crores on celebrities for brand promotions. It was Bollywood's 'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar who toppled every other star, including the Khans who have dominated the industry for the longest time, by bagging 100 crores through brand endorsements last year. © Twitter While the shift has already begun and brands are more actively seeking out Bollywood's young brigade for the youth connect, some old-timers have managed to hold the top spot after Akshay. 1. Ranveer Singh © Twitter Claiming the second spot right after Akshay is Ranveer Singh who made Rs 84 crore through advertisements last year. 2. Deepika Padukone © Twitter In the third position is Bollywood's leading lady and Ranveer's SO Deepika, who bagged Rs 75 crores through endorsements alone in 2018. 3. Amitabh Bachchan © Twitter Next up, Bollywood evergreen 'Don' Amitabh Bachchan who added Rs 72 crore to his bank balance through ads. 4. Alia Bhatt © Twitter Claiming the fifth spot in the top five is Alia Bhatt, who took home Rs 68 crore through her many advertisement projects.
  8. This story is not going to be about some hard-hitting facts about some sport or a shocking revelation about an athlete's past. No, this story is about the essence of sports and how it transcends every limitation and restriction that bounds a person in his day to day life from achieving greatness. I am talking about a video that went viral on social media and for all the right reasons too. Uploaded on Twitter by @YoungBullBlade, the video shows his uncle standing in front of a basketball ring with a ball in his hands, in the family's backyard with his family members surrounding him with their cameras ready. So what was all the fuss about? Turns out the man was completely blind and it was his first attempt of trying to score a basket. With his nephews cheering him on, getting him hyped up about his first shot, this man looked ready to let that ball fly. “Shoot towards my voice, uncle. Right here. Right in front of you.” @YoungBullBlade said, to help his uncle get a sense of direction of where the ring was and without lingering on too much, the man released the ball which landed on the ring, hit the backboard and eventually sunk into the basket. At this point, the blind uncle found himself smiling ear to ear, surrounded by his family members jumping all around him, brimming with excitement and sheer love. My uncle blind y'all, and made a free throw on his first try pic.twitter.com/aHYSFmm9Ri — ä¹ã¥åáªä¹ ðª (@YoungBullBlade) May 28, 2019 And I know what you are thinking right now. “What's such a big deal with a blind man scoring a basket which is not even a part of competition?” To which I say this: It is not always about competing, or playing only to decide who wins or loses. Sure in the world we live in now, sports, like any other profession, has gotten itself an ugly face of aggression and ruthlessness but every once in a while, somewhere, in some corner of the world, something like this happens that reminds us of the true purpose of sports. Kudos to his family for making him feel so great about himself and allowing us the opportunity to get involved in celebrating his life
  9. How often do you witness road safety hazards around you and do something about it in order to save lives? It could be asking someone to buckle up and wear their seat belt or their helmets, or forewarning someone about a dupatta that can create a mighty accident or even ask someone to slow down because they're going way beyond their speed limit. Whatever it is, road safety is a growing concern in most cities in India and it needs to be tackled immediately. © Instagram/Thrikkannan In India, more than 150,000 people are killed in road accidents each year and most of the cases are due to their own callousness. Either they are negligent while driving, or are doing something they're definitely not supposed to be doing, while they lose their lives. Fortunately, a young boy from Kerala understood the purpose and the volatility of this situation and decided to do something bigger and better to spread awareness about road safety in his state first, through photographs. Yes, you read that right. A 19-year-old photographer from Kerala has taken upon himself to spread awareness of how gruesome road accidents can be, through his photographs and people are actually taking adequate caution, thanks to him. © Instagram/Thrikkannan Hafiz Sanjeev, a student pursuing VFX and animation at an animation and visual effects institute in Kochi loves photography and has decided to use it as a means to create social awareness. We may hear and see a thousand campaigns on social awareness but if they do not impact us, we will seldom do much about them. Except of course if a visual medium is used creatively to determine a particular idea, we will pay attention to it, more than anything else, because we are visual beings and that's what Hafiz believes in as well. View this post on Instagram Full hand held shots ðð¼ ð¯ Story of my latest post ðð¤ . . For more follow me ð @thrikkannan . . . Special thanks bro @the_a_k_4_7 ð . . . . . In frame @anas.haneef @hasifsadar @the_a_k_4_7 . . . . . . . . . #thrikkannan ___________________________________ #teamcamholders #indianphotography #photooftheday #worldphotography #photography #photo #nikonpictures #canon #picoftheday #naturepics #ilovelandscapes #moodygrams #indiaphotoproject #f4fofficial #travel #vsco #instagood #naturephotography#photooftheday #landscape #landscapephotography #photoshop #model #streetphotography #wanderlust #visualambassadors #india #travel #vscoindia #vscokerala #moodygram_kerala A post shared by Muhammed Hafiz S (@thrikkannan) on May 12, 2019 at 8:36pm PDT We caught up with the young lad in an exclusive interview and he had a lot to say about this campaign! "Since childhood, I used to love capturing photos on my mobile phone. From class 10th, I started borrowing my friend's camera for photography... But after 12th my dream came true…my Pappa bought me my first camera. Now I'm 19 and I create frames from my point of view. I started observing small things happening in our daily life, that are simply ignored by people. I decided to capture those moments and show people how much that impact our daily life. And from this, I earned satisfaction to." View this post on Instagram à´à´°àµ നലàµà´²à´¤àµà´¨àµà´¨à´¾à´²àµà´à´³àµà´ à´àµà´µà´¨àµà´±àµ à´¤àµà´à´¿à´ªàµà´ªàµà´à´³à´¾à´£àµð stay safe ð . . . . . . . Special thanks @the__lonerider__ ð»ðð . . For more follow me ð@thrikkannan @hafiz_sajeev . . . . . . . In frame @anas.haneef @hasnappi ⤠. . . . . . . . #thrikkannan ___________________________________ #teamcamholders #indianphotography #photooftheday #worldphotography #photography #photo #nikonpictures #canon #picoftheday #naturepics #ilovelandscapes #moodygrams #indiaphotoproject #f4fofficial #travel #vsco #instagood #naturephotography#photooftheday #landscape #landscapephotography #photoshop #model #streetphotography #wanderlust #visualambassadors #india #travel #vscoindia #vscokerala #moodygram_kerala ____________________________________________ @moodygram_kerala @teamcamholders @moody_nature @naturegra @natures @moody_tones @_keralagram_ @moodygram_kerala @mobile__clickz @mobile__photography___ @mobile_clickzzz_kerala @kerala_godsowncountry @keralaphotos @wondering_kerala @visualmobs @globe_visuals @kerala360 @moody.film @vsco.kerala.co @vscoseries.co @lightroom.india @lightroommasters @lightroom_kerala_co A post shared by Muhammed Hafiz S (@thrikkannan) on Apr 7, 2019 at 4:30am PDT When it came to road safety, Hafiz felt very strongly about the topic. "According to the last year survey, there were around 40,000+ accidents and 4000+ deaths reported. This is the reason why I came up with this “road safety” campaign. When I was travelling on a bike with my friend, I met with a car accident, the driver opened the door carelessly. That day, I understood how necessary it is to make others aware about road safety " © Instagram/Thrikkannan He created an Instagram account with a catchy username 'Thrikkannan', meaning 'the third eye man', which was suggested to him by his girlfriend. Through this account, Hafiz shared his work on this campaign. "A flying dupatta is a 'small thing', but this very 'thing' has the potential of taking not just one life, but also many in the resultant accident. Another common practice that I'd observed was how people who'd parked their cars on the wrong side would open their doors with little regard to the flowing traffic behind them. Not only are they endangering their own lives, but their actions could also prove detrimental to the innocent riders". © Instagram/Thrikkannan The two people he worked closely with to give this campaign its meaning was his friend Anas, an aspiring actor and his sister Hasna who also loves to act. The pictures bring out an important emotional element, to depict how crucial and impactful this campaign really is and every little detail counts in order to practice safe measures. "My favourite photograph from this campaign is "scarf accident” because we invested a lot of efforts and hard work on it and the feedbacks were satisfying to". © Instagram/Thrikkannan Hafiz's campaign hit a popularity mark when it reached Instagram. Obviously, people loved the way he emoted topics of grave significance through emotionally portrayed photographs, that do make a difference. Hafiz plans to continue doing such socially relevant campaigns through photography, while pursuing his degree. Honestly, we need more kids like Hafiz who understand the relevance of the time we're living in and do something through creative means to make a significant difference in society. Here's wishing we see more such campaigns form this 19-year-old genius! Follow him on Instagram here
  10. MS Dhoni is too old to still be playing for Team India. He can no longer hit the ball at will. The finisher that once enthralled fans is finished now. Just look at the number of deliveries he eats up in his innings. He's surely a liability for the Indian team. Dhoni is just occupying a Team India spot which can very well be used to accommodate a player that actually deserves it. Surely, we can't win the ICC World Cup with Dhoni in the side. All these comments haunted the former Indian captain in 2018, making it almost imperative for Dhoni to call it quits. But, there is a reason why this man is called 'Captain Cool'. The Jharkhand cricketer is one of those rare breeds of cricketers who thrive under pressure. You knock them down, they get right back up. You push them back, they come forward with rediscovered strength. For someone who remains India's most popular and definitely the most scrutinised cricketer (barring Sachin Tendulkar), Dhoni was out of form and sorts before he travelled to Australia for the three-match ODI series earlier this January. With the critics watching his every move, waiting for him to fall, right before embarking on 'we hate Dhoni' bandwagon; the 37-year-old had everything to lose - his career, place in the side and, more importantly, a chance to play the 2019 ICC World Cup. © Reuters But, in the past four months, Dhoni has not only managed to silence his critics with a brilliant showing, but has rightly made the World Cup spot his own. More recently, his exploits in the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) almost powered Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their fourth title, if it wasn't for a rampaging Mumbai Indians (MI) brigade. Apart from a rediscovered form in his batting, Dhoni has so many other roles in the team which makes him a vital cog in India's dreams of capturing their third World Cup title. Here's a look at what makes Dhoni a key ingredient in India's title aspirations at this year's World Cup: Middle-Order Stability © Reuters Unlike the T20 version, the ODI format is an extension that cannot be dictated just by hammering the ball out of the park. It demands the batsmen to rotate the strike and stitch crucial partnerships in the middle overs before launching the all mighty attack on the opposition bowlers in the final stages of the game. While India might boast of a strong batting line-up, no one is best suited to stabilise the innings than Dhoni. The Jharkhand cricketer might not be the finisher we once knew, but, as India's batting line-up evolved over the years, so did Dhoni's role. From being the most consistent finishers in the sport, Dhoni has now adapted to his new role of being a sheet anchor for the team. The new-age MSD allows the batting to revolve around him as he holds the fort at the other end. And, once the game nears its end, Dhoni swaps his role and the finisher takes over. Going into the World Cup, India have thrived on the form of their top three, with the middle-order yet to be tested, which makes Dhoni's presence furthermore crucial for Kohli's men in England & Wales. Lightning Quick Glovework © Reuters Cricket, like other sports, is a game dictated by rules and there are numerous ways in which the coaches emphasise on its importance across the globe. Technique does not end with batting alone, as noticed with wicket-keepers who are equally expected to follow certain guidelines to reap better returns. Amongst others, one major rule related to wicket-keeping or fielding, in general, is inertia. With the ball travelling to the fielder's hands at a rapid pace, a cricketer is expected to catch the ball and let it slide with the momentum for some time before resisting the motion. The idea is to absorb the momentum of the ball slowly in a bid to avoid chances of it popping out of their hands. While most wicket-keepers follow this tactic against seamers and spinners, Dhoni follows a completely different ideology. He believes in attacking the ball and throwing his hands at the stumps as quickly as possible. When he keeps to the spinners, Dhoni moves his hands towards the ball and - without moving his hand back for even a second - guides it to the stumps. So what does he achieve by doing that? As noted on one of his stumpings, a reaction time of a staggering 0.38 seconds. When it comes to run-outs, Dhoni has evolved from traditional techniques even more. While the age-old wicket-keeping technique would state that a keeper needs to be behind the stumps to collect a throw, the Jharkhand cricketer feels otherwise. Rather than standing behind, Dhoni stands right in front and flicks the ball onto the stumps using the momentum of the throw. That technique might not be listed in any rule book, but the Indian wicket-keeper has made it work over the years. Setting Up The Field © Reuters A wicket-keeper enjoys the luxury of having one of the best views on the field. And, Dhoni makes the most of it with his shrewd awareness behind the stumps. Keeping a close watch on the contest between the bowler and the batsman, Dhoni is often seen setting up the field according to the situation. Such has been his know-how of the game that Dhoni, almost like a seer, ends up predicting the shots which are yet to be played by the opposition batsmen. There have been numerous instances where, after anticipating the batsmen's shot selection, the former Indian captain's field settings have led to a breakthrough. And, that added skill-set is likely to come in handy for India in England & Wales. Guiding The Bowlers © Reuters The close proximity of a wicket-keeper with the bowlers allows them to pass on vital information about the batsman's play. If the batsman falters in footwork, the wicket-keeper is probably the first one to notice and advise the bowler to use it to his own good. And, Dhoni is no different. The Indian wicket-keeper has been the guiding force behind the rapid rise of Indian spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and YuzvendraChahal in limited-overs cricket. The stump-mic chatter from numerous ODI games India has played in the past has been a testimony to how Dhoni has helped the Indian spinners to get the better of the Proteas. "From behind the stumps, Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) always keeps advising you. He knows what the batsman is going to try. It makes it easier for us," Chahal has been quoted as saying in the past. India's Go-To-Man For DRS © Reuters With the advent of the Decision Review System (DRS), the cricket teams have an option to challenge on-field decisions. While most teams have struggled to properly use the review, India seems to be doing pretty damn well - thanks to MSD. Such has been his awareness behind the stumps that he has developed a knack for getting the review right, almost every time. His impeccable judgement on the DRS has aided Team India on multiple occasions in the past. While many of his teammates, including captain Virat Kohli, have struggled to identify a potential opportunity, Dhoni has made DRS his own forte. In the modern era of cricket, where every opportunity is crucial in the bigger scheme of things, that is one additional skill a keeper needs and Dhoni leads the way, yet again.
  11. Back in that one scene in 'Avengers: Infinity War', Doctor Strange gave up the time stone to save Tony Stark's life because 'it was the only way'. Now, after watching 'Avengers: Endgame', we know that Tony couldn't die in 'Infinity War' since he had to die in 'Endgame'. This was because of the 14,000,605 alternate endings that Doctor Strange saw, while acting quite strange, and knew exactly how everything will go about. There was only one time out of over 14 million that the Avengers actually came out victorious. But, now that we know about the winning ending, a lot of people wondered what actually happened in the other alternate endings, and well, people are way too creative and hilarious and have come up with a lot of predictions. Also, a shoutout to Reddit for never disappointing us. Here's a kinda one. © Reddit And, a 'nice' one. © Reddit No salt bae, but weed bae? © Reddit Wow, now that's evil. © Reddit Seems appropriate. © Reddit Perfectly balanced, as all things should be. © Reddit Noobmaster69 is everywhere. © Reddit Jam-mora, tho. © Reddit The James Charles shade tho. © Reddit They only got half the required signatures. © Reddit People won't mind the snap then. © Reddit Does this prove that Thanos is real?
  12. Yes, it's finally happening! Sony and Microsoft have joined hands announcing an unusual partnership, under which the rivals will work together on cloud-based gaming services. “The two companies will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services”, Microsoft said in an official statement. But wait, before you start speculating about the end of console wars, or prepare yourself for a joint Microsoft/ Sony streaming service that'll let you play, say, Halo and Uncharted on a single platform, let me burst your bubble and tell you that it's not happening. © Microsoft As a part of the agreement, Sony will use Microsoft's Azure servers and data centers for its own game and content-streaming services. That, in case you don't know, includes Sony's PlayStation Now and PlayStation Vue. Additionally, the companies also agreed to “explore collaboration in the areas of semiconductors and AI”. It's not entirely clear what that means just yet, but that sounds more Microsoft's mixed reality and AR stuff to me. Let's leave that for some other day. The Console War Is Still On Considering the arrival of Google's Stadia service and reports about Amazon's cloud gaming service, it's easy to expect the two to join hands. I mean, who wouldn't want to see the rivals join hands to make a powerful next-gen console or come up with some sort of streaming standard? © Google Stadia That, however, isn't happening because both Sony and Microsoft are making their own powerful next-gen consoles and they've made some big promises like impeccable CPU and GPU, faster SSDs, and what not. If they want to make money, then these new consoles, I am sure, are going to need exclusive titles to convince gamers like me. Now, for instance, the only reason I'd recommend the PS4 over the Xbox One is the exclusives. God of War, Last of Us, etc. It's a long list of awesome games, but you get the point, right? Sony and Microsoft teaming up for a streaming standard to put the rivals out of business looks good on paper, but not so much in reality. I doubt Sony, or even Microsoft, will give up the software exclusivity. © Naughty Dog Why bother building a new console when you're simply going to make your next big exclusive fully accessible to people buying a competing console or subscription-based service? Why Microsoft? Now that's out of the way, you might be wondering why Microsoft, and not Amazon's AWS or Google? Well, if you have a service that caters to gamers across the globe, then it only makes sense to opt for a cloud-computing service like Azure. Its wider distribution of data centers across the globe will make sure Sony's streaming services are not facing any latency-issues. It's as simple as that. Competitors like Amazon and Google missed out on hosting Sony. Final Thoughts Though the idea of having a standard subscription platform to play all games in one place sound drool-worthy, let me tell you that we're not going to see that happening anytime soon. If that's what you made out of the picture of Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shaking hands before reading, then I am here to tell you that you're living in a delusional world. I doubt if that's even something which Microsoft or Sony have thought about at this point in time. © Microsoft Today's announcement of Sony and Microsoft's partnership is purely strategic and it has nothing to do with the console wars. Yes, the partnership could be great for the future of gaming with implications such as crossplay, especially for multiplayer titles like FIFA. Yes, an interesting possibility, but for now, both companies are readying their flagship consoles. The console war is here to stay!
  13. Have you ever wondered how sparkling wine is brewed? Or how Rosé could be different from Red Wine? Ever thought about what it's like to go to wine tastings and experience different wines, fresh from the barrels? How long do you reckon would it take to get drunk on these little sips of wine that you keep taking every 5 minutes? I got to experience exactly that last week. © MensXP/Simran Arora Grover Zampa Vineyards unveiled a new centre for wine tastings and sales at their winery in Bangalore last week, and I got to visit them and experience wine tasting for the first time. © MensXP/Simran Arora From my experience, the tour was very different from how I had imagined it. I mean, I had pictured the tasting bit right, but not the endless but breathtaking vineyards or the ginormous stainless steel barrels that take up most of the space, of what would normally be an average seating hall with the height of two floors. © MensXP/Simran Arora And barrels that give the aesthetics of vintage films I'd seen growing up. © MensXP/Simran Arora There were also enormous sorting machines and crushing machines imported from countries like Germany, promising maximum efficiency in the initial stages of berry sorting and crushing, all the factors that are necessary for the production of good wine. © MensXP/Simran Arora The tour guide informed us that the harvesting time is crucial in determining the kind of wine it'll produce. For example, berries picked from old vines that aren't ripe yet, make for the most premium of vines if aged properly, while the ripest of berries make for a good dessert wine batch. © MensXP/Simran Arora A dessert wine is a kind of sweet wine usually paired with desserts, but a good sommelier ( a wine waiter/steward) will tell you that the high sugar content in a dessert wine comes from the ripe berries and can sometimes go up to 133 grams per litre, which as a number can be intimidating and I agree. However, at the right temperature in Summer evenings, it could be a refreshing sip and also a wonderful choice to get initiated with, if you want to start exploring wines because it's easy to get adjusted to it and even enjoy the drink. © MensXP/Simran Arora In a masterclass with Sonal Holland, she pressed on the importance of pairing dessert wines with anything and everything that isn't sweet because the dessert wine, in all its glory, has been quite underestimated. The Vendanges Tardives (my favourite amongst the lot) a new launch of Grover Zampa Vineyards, is a sweet wine. There is a long-standing analogy of the similar taste notes of dessert wines and gulab jamun, but unlike gulab jamun, the Vendanges Tardives doesn't stay put on the palate and it clears itself, as Sonal Holland notably pointed out. The dry wines take an experienced palate to appreciate, and while you may brush this off quickly, because I too consume wine occasionally and feel I know it all, a brand of wine like La Reserve Royale Brut, which is fermented in barrels and aged for more than 30 months at a go and has intricate notes of lemon zest, flowers, fresh hazelnuts and brioche, can only be dissected to the T by an experienced connoisseur. On the palate, the wine is elegant and you can see tiny persistent bubbles when you swirl it in your glass, something that Sonal Holland made us notice. In all honesty, after learning the minute details, I started to put more emphasis on my sips. But here's how I learned to sniff wine: you near the cup to your nose and sniff with the utmost concentration and then finally take a tiny sip that has to be gargled and taken in. The interesting part is that you can even sniff wine through its cork. Checking things like acidity also has a similar process of swirling it around the glass and gargling but also has the addition of leaning forward and checking for a tingling sensation at the back of your throat which signifies acidity. And here's an interesting thing I learnt from Sonal Holland's masterclass: acidity to white wine is like cheese to pizza. A fellow Sommelier, Kriti Malhotra talked about how in the workshops that she conducts, she likes to take her attendees to a world of familiarity to explore the unfamiliar notes of the wine. For example, she said, "a wine high on MLF, also known as a malolactic conversion, would have an aroma akin to your mother boiling milk in the kitchen". It would also have a "buttery taste" which on careful observation of more than three sips, I could sense and very excitedly confirmed that it did, in fact, have a milky tinge to it. Similarly, notes of citrus are sometimes mingled with vanilla and the barrel of wine it is aged in, in this wine's case, it was Oakwood. Finally, we were made to taste the Grover Zampa's most premium label 'Insignia', which is fermented in French oak barrels for 24 months which is equivalent to the ageing of average champagne production, this intensifies the richness of Shiraz grapes from a single vineyard. Insignia is a dry wine that leaves a trail of fruit-berries, coffee and chocolate, with a hint of black pepper that blends into a smooth finish. A wine like that is made to be aged even after being bought and needs someone well-initiated to appreciate its nuances, which is probably why I think if I would've had a developed palate like the connoisseurs around me, I would've learned to appreciate it better. And that's the thing about wine in general, while it's not everyone's cup of tea, I've learned that in order to enjoy a good glass of wine, you need it to be at the right temperature, you need an experienced palate and a couple of swirls before taking a sip. And those are exactly all the things I'm beginning to enjoy after this illuminating experience.
  14. The next generation of consoles is a hot topic right now in the gaming world even though no concrete release date has been confirmed yet. Having said that, Sony and Microsoft both have hinted what the next generation consoles will be all about. Mark Cerny, PlayStation's lead architect has already confirmed a few specifications and Xbox architect said that the Xbox Two (or whatever they decide to call it) will be even more powerful. The two consoles are already at battle with each other and we size up each of the consoles to find out who will rule the next generation of gaming: Graphics Fidelity © AMD As of now, we sort of know that the PlayStation 5 will have a GPU based on Ryzen's Navi architecture. It has now been confirmed that the PS5 will also support some form of ray-tracing. It will also support 8K graphics but not much is known how this will be achieved. This is purely based on reliable leaks and AMD has also hinted about it at its press events. On the other hand, the Xbox Two's GPU specification is completely unknown as nothing major has leaked as of now. However, some leaks say that the next Xbox will come in two variants, one being as powerful or more powerful than the PS5 and a cheaper model that will focus more on game streaming. Both Sony and Microsoft are aiming higher than the 10.7 TFLOPS benchmark which is higher than anything we've seen on a console before. The performance will reportedly compete with Google's Stadia streaming service as the company has promised the same performance for its service. Storage © YouTube Read and Write speeds are essential to cut download times in games and Sony has already confirmed that the company will be using an SSD that is considerably faster than what is available today. It is said to be faster than the current PC SSDs and will essentially result in faster load times when compared to the PS4/PS4 Pro. Microsoft has not detailed any specifications about the next generation but we can expect a similar SSD configuration for the next Xbox. Whether it will be faster than PS5 still remains to be seen. Backward Compatibility © Microsoft The Xbox One already supports backward compatibility on some games and it is likely that Microsoft will double-down on this policy. We can expect the next Xbox to support Xbox One games along with many Xbox 360 games. Mark Cerny has sort of confirmed that Sony's next console will be backwards compatible, unlike the PS4. It will also be compatible with PS4 VR games and the headset. Game Streaming Microsoft has already shown off Project xCloud, which is the company's new game streaming service that works on Android, PC and PCs. This will enable users to play games on any device they like and works somewhat similar to Google's Stadia service. Sony already has a game streaming service called “PlayStation Now” that doesn't really work as advertised. The service is currently not up to the mark and is unlikely to be able to match Microsoft's cloud computing prowess. Exclusive Games © Sony PlayStation The ultimate question that every console gamer is concerned about is the exclusive game library on each console. Currently, PlayStation's exclusive game library is far larger than what Microsoft has to offer and we can assume that future games like “The Last of Us: Part II”, “Ghost of Tsushima”, and “Death Stranding” will all be launch titles for the PlayStation 5 in addition to their complimentary launches for the PlayStation 4. Microsoft did announce acquisitions of new studios and we can expect the company to announce a few new games at E3 this year. As of now, we only know about “Halo Infinite” and it seems like 343 Industries is still in the early stages of development for the game. Who Will Rule The Next Generation? © BCCL To be honest, it is hard to pick a winner with very less information available right now. While both consoles have a robust community, Sony has an upper hand with exclusive titles. Having said that, if the future of gaming is streaming, we can expect Microsoft to give a better experience than Sony and could play a factor in its success. Both consoles seem to be very similar when it comes to technical specifications but we can only be sure once both companies officially unveil the two consoles.
  15. Themed parties can be exciting but exhausting at the same time, as dressing up can be big fun or a useless chore. But just like any other themed party that you've been to, there are always people who don't feel like dressing up at all. They make a statement by turning up in their PJs. To be fair, we've been in those scenarios too, haven't we? Turns out, Trevor Noah is just like us. via GIPHY For those of you who don't know, Trevor Noah is a South African comedian among other things, a writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and a television host for 'The Daily Show'. He's known to introduce satire in political commentary in his presentation. via GIPHY However, he clearly doesn't restrict the satire just to the show, as he extends it to life and sometimes, even the parties that he goes to. Trevor Noah made a statement about this by way of his outfit at the Met Gala 2019. Take a look: © Getty Images While it doesn't align with the theme of camp at all, it's still the most relatable outfit from this year's Met Gala probably. And here's why it stands out: The Met Gala is a fundraising event which is also otherwise known as 'fashion's biggest night out' wherein the most iconic looks are seen on celebrities each year. The Met Gala is organised by Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who with her team, meticulously prepares a guest list of all the people who should be invited to the Met. Each year, a powerful theme is set that the invitees have to keep in mind while choosing their outfit for the Met. This is no easy task, considering celebrities can easily be mocked for what they wear at the Met. The theme is central to the Met Gala. And then we have Trevor Noah, saying what he believes out loud and clear. © Getty Images
  16. Google is all set to host its annual developer conference Google I/O tomorrow and the keynote is special for many reasons to Android and Google users. The keynote will be hosted and headlined by CEO Sundar Pichai and we can expect to see new announcements of features, Android Q, hardware across all of the company's products. There is also a good chance that we get an update on other Alphabet (Google's parent company) compares such as Waymo and Nest. Here's what all we can expect from Google's event that is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 10:30 PM IST: Android Q © YouTube Every year, Google announces new features that will come as a part of the annual Android update and we are certain that the company has something in store this year as well. In the Pixel Beta Program, Google has already introduced improved location privacy controls, chat bubbles, pop-up settings menus and a few other new features. Google is expected to announce new features such as native support for screen recording, a new sharing menu and a desktop mode like Samsung's DeX. Google is also expected to add support for foldable devices natively this year just like Google added support for the notch last year. There's a good chance that a new beta will arrive right after I/O keynote concludes and a final release is expected to launch sometime in October 2019. A New Pixel Phone © Facebook There have been numerous leaks in the past that have hinted towards Google launching a cheaper Pixel smartphone. There's a good chance that Google is gearing up to launch the new Pixel smartphone that has been dubbed as Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The smartphone is said to have similar features as Google's flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL which we will know more about once Google officially unveils the device. An Update On Duplex © YouTube Last year, Google shocked the world with an AI voice that could answer spam calls for you and even make calls to restaurants and make reservations. The life-like voice basically removed the need for a user to deal with annoying calls or rudimentary tasks such as making reservations. "Duplex" was only available in select areas and there is a chance that Google may roll out this feature to new locations or even worldwide. Stadia © YouTube Google announced its new gaming service “Stadia” at the Game Developers Conference earlier this year. There will be some sort of update on the gaming service and how it would work with Google's products such as Pixel Devices, Chromebook, and Android devices. According to Google, data centres will enable Google to provide game streams up to 4K at 60 frames per second. Google is also making a custom Stadia controller that has dedicated buttons for capturing gameplay and sharing footage on YouTube directly. A small army of data centres will enable streams in up to 4K at 60 frames per second (with support for 8K and 120 frames per second on the way), and customers will have the option of purchasing a custom-designed Stadia controller with a capture button that shares in-game experiences directly to YouTube. Google Assistant Updates © BCCL Generally, Google brings new features to Google Assistant every year since its launch and we could expect some new services and features that will use machine learning and artificial intelligence. We could also expect new updated on Google Home devices or a Google Hub Max. Will you be watching Google I/O tomorrow with us? What features and new updates are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below.
  17. Spoilers are a huge deal, especially when it comes to a movie like 'Avengers: Endgame'. It really is the movie of the decade after building up for 11 years and being the conclusion of 21 freaking movies, any anger against getting spoilers is totally valid, tbh. Every true Marvel fan has been careful about not giving out spoilers and not ruining anyone's movie experience. Even the Russo Brothers and the entire MCU cast, have repeatedly said to not spoil the 'Endgame'. But now, the time for that is almost up since the spoiler ban will be lifted in a couple of days. If you haven't seen Endgame yet, see it this weekend. The spoiler ban lifts on Monday! Check out @GMA for the full video... pic.twitter.com/gGrvUgLL6k — Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) May 2, 2019 Yes, we can apparently talk about it freely from Monday onwards, but only some people are waiting till then. This gave us the perfect opportunity to see that there are basically two types of people. One, the responsible one, which is, of course, Captain America. Does that mean I can start posting set videos on Monday? https://t.co/X9c946pFW6 — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 2, 2019 And, then we have the opposite. The one who doesn't give a **** about rules and does what he wants. If you didn't get it that I was referring to Tony Stark, then I'm disappointed in you. Robert Downey Jr was just sharing a birthday wish for the first 'Iron Man' movie, which is pretty normal. But, he made the video on the sets of 'Endgame', giving out a few spoilers without any warning. Goes without saying, but spoilers ahead. View this post on Instagram #Happy 11th #Birthday to the 1st #IronMan film, released on this day in 2008... #TeamStark #thankyou ( @jimmy_rich ) A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on May 2, 2019 at 8:29pm PDT Thor's look, which was a big surprise in the movie, is openly revealed here. Then, there's the presence of a bunch of characters who were apparently dead after 'Avengers: Infinity War'. we can see Peter Parker, Peter Quill, Mantis, Wanda Maximoff, Hope van Dyne, and T'Challa among others. Honestly, if someone got spoilers because of this, I'm pretty sure Chris Hemsworth's dance makes up for it. There's one more post, but I guess it's not that big of a spoiler. View this post on Instagram #tbt #throwback #flashback to the #Women of @marvelstudios #mcu lunch I had the pleasure of hosting... #girlpower #epic #bts ( @jimmy_rich ) #TeamStark #thankyou good-times getting the ladies together... A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 30, 2019 at 11:29pm PDT Moreover, there's another Chris who turned out to be a rebel and joined RDJ in sharing BTS videos for the biggest Marvel movie. View this post on Instagram I remember being blown away in this moment on the @avengers set. Nobody was allowed to film anything on their phones. I said screw it. No rule was going to stop me from seizing this once in a lifetime opportunity to capture this collection of stars, a groupthat likely will never be in the same room again. We are so blessed. A post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:57am PDT Well, let's hope even Chris Evans starts posting on Monday and we get more videos from the sets.
  18. It's the time of the year again when you see celebrities wear the most bizarre of outfits including the Kardashians, Priyanka Chopra (remember how her love story with Nick Jonas started at the Met Gala?), Zayn Malik, Donald Glover, Chadwick Boseman among others. The Met Gala is organized by Anne Wintour each year. The themes for Met Galas have an amusing taste of their own. For 2019, the theme is "Camp: Notes on Fashion," which will be held at the Costume Institute's upcoming spring exhibition. The exhibit is inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp," and will examine "how the elements of irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion." The Met Gala will take place on May 6, and will be chaired by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele (Gucci is sponsoring the Met). This year, from the looks of it, people will be ditching gowns and three pieces to embrace a unique absurd reality translated into the form of costume. Given how crazy the looks have been in the past, expect something equally out of the world this year. Here's how celebrities interpreted the past year's theme which was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” 1. Kendall Jenner and Virgil Abloh in Louis Vuitton © Getty Images 2. Sean 'Diddy' Combs in Musika and Cassie in Thom Browne © Getty Images 3. Trevor Noah in Balmain © Getty Images 4. Jared Leto in Gucci © Getty Images 5. 2 Chainz and Nakesha Ward © Getty Images 6. Chadwick Boseman in Versace and Christian Louboutin shoes © Getty Images 7. Migos in Versace © Getty Images 8. Amal and George Clooney © Getty Images 9. Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh in Chanel © Getty Images 10. Emilia Clarke in Dolce & Gabbana with Christian Louboutin shoes © Getty Images 11. Darren Criss in Dolce & Gabbana © Getty Images
  19. The battle we've all been waiting for since the end of time, has finally come to an end, and the Night King no longer exists to torment, torture and kill the living. The 'Battle of Winterfell' did get a mixed bag review, as some seemed to have really liked how things ended, while many were disappointed with the abrupt ending and no closure whatsoever. Even so, this was a final goodbye to most of the bad guys and some good guys in the episode and now, it's time to face the eventual enemy- Cersei, in King's Landing. © HBO We're not sure what lies ahead in the upcoming episode but we do know we're going to witness a lot of mind games, negotiations, hate and sarcasm along with a battle in all probability for the Iron Throne. While Cersei and Euron wait out the Winterfell folks, we're sure there are going to be many revelations about the Battle of Winterfell that'll come forth in this episode. © HBO For now, we have enough fodder with us to speculate what can happen in episode 4 of 'GoT' Season 8, since HBO is teasing us with pictures from the next episode, which came out yesterday. It seems like people in Winterfell are joyous about the victory and crushed about losing a lot of people. They're also planning the next big face-off and Dany seems quite content throughout. Here, take a look: (1) It's Time To Take In Suggestions And Decide What's Next. © HBO (2) Euron Definitely Wants To Get Into Cersei's Pants & Make A Baby But Knowing Cersei, Maybe She Has Other Plans? © HBO (3) See What We Mean By She Seems Content? © HBO (4) Folks At Winterfell Mourning The Dead. © HBO (5) He Truly Did Have The Weight Of The World On His Shoulders. © HBO (6) And There They Go, With Their Ships & Troops To King's Landing. © HBO (7) Here's Bidding A Final Goodbye To The People Who Laid Down Their Lives In The Battle Of Winterfell. © HBO (8) They Will Always Burn The Dead Now. © HBO So, there we have it. A glimpse into the upcoming episode 4. We know that Winterfell is mourning their soldiers and the others they lost. Jon and the gang are distraught, but they really need to think about the next possible strategy to defeat the enemy on the east coast of Westeros. Apart from that, the dragons and their mother seem fine. They have their fleet intact and are taking it with them to King's Landing. There's a saying that there's always a Stark present at Winterfell at any given point in time, so we're under the assumption that Bran may stay back? Well, let's find out on Monday, shall we? For now, have fun with these pictures and assume your best!
  20. Muhammad Rehman SAbir

    what are you thinking right now

    weela rehne ki tarqeebein
  21. Okay, in case you're waiting to savour today's insane episode of 'Game of Thrones' later in the evening, then you have been warned, because just like the night is full of darkness and terror, this one has a few major spoilers for you. For the rest of us who are still shook, here's what the next episode might bring. So, the Battle of Winterfell lasted long enough for a few people to die but it was crazy towards the end when Arya Stark struck down the mighty Night King. Now, the whole 'he just died in a jiffy' has left everyone with a bit of indigestion thinking how easy that was, if not quick. But we forget that this is 'GOT' and things can happen rather quickly and with only 3 more episodes to go, there are so many plots that need attention. With the battle now being won, it looks like Cersei and Khaleesi are ready for a face-off. So many people have scores to settle with Cersei, who conveniently decided to stay out of the war and now, Khaleesi only wants more bloodshed. © HBO Now, here's what I feel we can expect from the next 'Game Of Thrones' episode with the Night King resting in an ice cube somewhere. There will be another gory battle between the living. There has to a 'Cleganebowl' where we fear the Hound might die. The Starks and the dragon queen might have a slight tiff between them which could be tricky for a certain Tyrion Lannister and, of course, there is the anticipated madness that might grip our dear Dany given the threat to her throne in the form of lover Jon Snow and no Jorah to calm her nerves down. With so much left to witness, the action is only getting crazier.
  22. White Walkers are absolutely terrifying creatures on 'Game Of Thrones'. Their extent of powers is not known yet and they're capable of waking the dead to fight for them. However, each time they successfully achieve a conquest on the show, they leave behind a visible dent in the shape of the storm. So far, there has been more than one instance of this mark being left. In the first episode of season 8, Tormund, Beric, and Edd saw it firsthand, and there exists a tonne of Reddit theories about the Night King's symbol on Game of Thrones. This particular mark was made by nailing Lord Umber (now a wight) to a wall of House Umber with limbs of the other slain Northerners around him to make a spiral symbol. The dead have been used multiple times to make this spiral. So what does the spiral exactly mean? Why align the dead in this particular way? It is interesting to note at this point that it's also present in the cave drawings at the Dragonstone. This is an important marker of identity for the Whites. Some of the suggestions analysing what it could mean include: 1. Kill All The Men © HBO The Children of the Forest created the White Walkers to kill the First Men. Remus88Romulus's theory suggests that the symbol is a kind of rune or spell that the White Walkers follow that instructs them to kill people. So once the army of the dead has followed their orders, they create the symbol again to show they've accomplished their mission. 2. A Ritualistic Symbol From The Children Of The Forest © HBO Helmer1134, another Redditor, suggests that the Night King could be extorting power from the roots by using a symbol used in the rituals by the Children of the Forest. This very symbol was present when the Children of the Forest were creating the Night King by shoving a dragonglass in his heart. 3. A Possible Sign That The Night King Wants To Be Human Again © HBO The Night King's life was taken away from him by the Children of the Forest, maybe he's still not over how unfair it all was. That's what Moeez_Malik considers with the theory that the Night King is using the symbol to mark his way home where he might be able to become a man again. 4. The Night King's Sigil © HBO All the houses within the Seven Kingdoms have sigils that represent their identity and honour. His name is "King" after all, the Night King might've created this sigil long ago to represent his presence as Crowd_Chatter guessed. Although this theory from Mtolivepickle suggests that the Night King's sigil is a raven's skull with an eye in the center is equally plausible. 5. The Night King Was A Targaryen © HBO The sigil for House Targaryen is a three-headed dragon and for some reason, it looks strikingly similar to the White Walker symbol. Also, because resurrecting a dragon came naturally to him and the dragon happens to like him too. A couple of Redditors think that this could only mean that the Night King is a Targaryen. 6. King's Landing & Where The Mad King Stored Wildfire © HBO UCJAgent discusses how the symbol could signal where the "caches of wildfire" are in King's Landing. Jaime told Brienne back in Season 3 (and Cersei utilized in Season 6), the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen had stored wildfire "all over the city — beneath the Sept of Baelor and the slums of Flea Bottom. Under houses, stables, taverns. Even beneath the Red Keep itself." UCJAgent theorized that the Mad King purposefully placed the wildfire in a way to match the Targaryen sigil — and that this wildfire will be what eventually destroys the Night King. He carries the hints of his destruction with him and yet no one has figured that out. 7. The White Walkers' Blood Magic © HBO Blood magic and fantasy are intertwined. And just like Mirri Maz Duur, Melisandre, and Maggy the Frog, maybe the White Walkers have their own type of blood magic or Wight magic. As Aixelsydguy theorized, the symbol could be part of a White Walker ritual that allows the White Walkers to revive corpses and use them to their favour. 8. It's The White Walkers' Final Destination © HBO The spiral could possibly also represent the weirwood trees. Reddit user bro8619 in nuanced theory noted how the symbols are actually representing the Isle of Faces in the Gods Eye Lake. Lame_of_Thrones thinks that the Night King and his army are headed to the Isle of Faces, which is an important location for the Children of the Forest and the First Men and is supposedly filled with weirwoods. Maybe that's their ultimate destination. Which theory do you think is more plausible?
  23. OnePlus is all set to unveil its new OnePlus 7 series of flagship phones on May 14th. And now, in a typical OnePlus style, the company has started slowly teasing the features, and the first teaser has seemingly confirmed what the rumours have claimed so far. OnePlus posted a 10-second teaser clip on social media that says “bells and whistles make noise.” OnePlus “makes phones.” While the teaser itself doesn't show the full design of either of the phones that are expected to launch, it does confirm that at least of the phones in the series will have three cameras at the back. Here's the teaser - Bells and whistles make noise. We make phones. #OnePlus7Prohttps://t.co/ViZaz53XXk pic.twitter.com/wIHg7fd7U4 — OnePlus (@oneplus) April 25, 2019 The fact that the upcoming OnePlus phone carries a triple-camera setup shouldn't come as a surprise if you've been following the rumors around these new phones. Several trusted sources have provided plenty of information on the same. If the rumors are to be believed, then you can expect at least one of them to be a 48MP sensor, which is said to be paired with an 8MP and a 16MP wide-angle lens. This will be the first time a OnePlus phone will have three cameras, which is very exciting. © Twitter As we've said in the past, OnePlus really needs to fix its cameras. The cameras on the previous OnePlus cameras are not bad, but they're certainly nowhere near the competition. That's pretty much the only thing that's stopping OnePlus' phones from being perfect devices. Well, let's hope it changes this year
  24. Resident fashion expert. Mother hen. Best babysitter in town! The guy with insane nail-studded baseball bat-handling skills. Who am I talking about? Steve Harrington, of course. © Netflix But this wasn't always the case, was it? The first time I saw Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) on 'Stranger Things', I hated him with the intensity of a thousand exploding suns. Let me elaborate. I filed him in the category of those abominably rude and annoying people who push others around in order to get their way, and they bully others to establish their “coolness”. He was that entitled jock in high school; with tall hair (thanks to the Farrah Fawcett hairspray) and money to throw around, who thought that the school was his playground. Narcissistic with a touch of dumbness; the quintessential heartbreaker. And he had all the attributes of the classic bully/fuckboy: being mean to others for no apparent reason, overly obsessed with his hair, a couple of hangers-on, pothead friends (Tommy and Carol) who do more harm than good and who egg him to be meaner. via GIPHY Not to mention his abominable treatment of Nancy (Natalia Dyer), who he thought should thank her lucky stars to be dating him. (He was quite the annoying boyfriend.) He wanted to coerce her into saying “Yes” for things she didn't want to do. via GIPHY He was mean to Nancy's best friend, Barb, (who in hindsight wasn't very nice to Steve) because she wasn't the epitome of cool, something he thought himself to be. © Netflix In short, he was the typical 80s guy from any John Hughes movie; who was not the hero. © Netflix Steve's redemption arc is one of the most entertaining parts of 'Stranger Things'. Also, it is dealt with such poignancy that you are bound to love him even if you didn't think much of him first. In the initial episodes of Season 1, I had dismissed him as one of those secondary characters who gets eaten up first when the monsters strike. via GIPHY Come Season 2, I was in for a pleasant shock. I couldn't have imagined that this guy who seemed good-for-nothing would become one of my favourite characters in the series. Yes, one of his redeeming qualities in Season 1 was his love for Nancy, but his behaviour told another story. via GIPHY Initially, he starts the relationship just to get in her pants; a feat he had accomplished earlier with a number of girls. But to be fair to him, when Nancy says “no”, he respects her decision and doesn't start wallowing or attempt to manipulate her. © Netflix When Barb goes missing, he tries to cheer her up, but mostly for his own sake. Then, he is quite flippant about it which leads to his breakup with Nancy (Bullshit, Bullshit, Bullshit). But by this time, Steve has already made a soft spot in our hearts. What Makes His Redemption So Appealing? Steve mirrors our innermost human qualities. He jumps to conclusions at the slightest provocation and is a dick to Jonathan (whose creepy nature cannot be condoned). Who of us can say that they never, ever acted on an impulse and found out they were wrong? He tries to salvage Nancy's honour but his way of doing that is extremely wrong, he ends up looking like a douche. © Netflix From Steve' s perspective, it seems like he is the one doing all the work: coaxing Nancy to loosen up, trying to cheer her up when she's down. He seems to want to do everything right, but it ends up becoming a mess, like the dinner with Barb's parents. via GIPHY One of his most relatable qualities is the way he deals with conflicting choices: He keeps teetering between good and bad; a dilemma we are faced with every now and then. He slut-shames Nancy when he thinks that she is hooking up with Jonathan (infamously putting graffiti on the theatre: “Nancy the Slut Wheeler”) but when he realizes his folly, he makes amends for it. The dejection and realization is apparent in his eyes when he takes the scrubber from the theatre worker and starts rubbing the words off. Steve's redemption is likeable because he makes a choice, willingly. He chooses to do the right thing, when he necessarily does not have to. He could have easily left Nancy and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) to their fates in Season 1, but he comes back to fight with them. © Netflix Moreover, he repents for his sins and asks for clemency without anything in return. In Season 2, this fact is even more established when he makes it a point to protect the “shitheads” when he can just go the other way and be safe. © Netflix Though the Duffer Brothers had been leading us to like Steve more and more with each passing episode, it was done in such a brilliant and surreptitious way that it caught us off-guard when the full force was felt in Season 2. Be it his somewhat goofy ways, which become clearer in Season 2 or his hair which started off as a sign of his narcissism and then morphed into a symbol for his friendship with Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Steve became an endearing character. © Netflix And we could do nothing but feel terrible when he got beaten up season after season; by Jonathan, by Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and who knows next. (Judging by the Season 3 trailer, it'll happen in July as well). What started off as a seemingly unkind and depraved character turned out to be the anti-hero of the series. Not only that, this role reversal places him in the august company: Loki, Jaime Lannister, Han Solo to name a few. A major chunk of Season 2 goes into redefining Steve's character (and all for the better); he seems to be the only other character to be going through hell excluding Will (Noah Schnapp) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). And the selection is diverse: from being dumped by the love of his life for a “nerd”, to getting beaten up by the new guy, to being manipulated into putting his life in danger by a bunch of teens, and the final nail in the coffin: giving out his beauty secrets (which hurts the most :P ). © Pinterest For the audience, this saga leads to acknowledging that he has other roles than just being the douchebag. He rises above his one-dimensional role; we see him as a brother figure to Dustin, giving out girl advice and genuinely caring for him. via GIPHY We get to see the parallels in the two characters; unrequited love for the person they can't have. What also accelerates their bond is that they are the outcasts of the group; everyone else seems to be carrying on with their lives while these two are left out. And that is what makes their relationship ever more beautiful and wholesome. They both make such a great team! So pure! © Netflix He is a father figure to Dustin (and the group) and sticks up for him, because he now knows how it feels to be ostracized. When he fights (abysmally) with Billy, even though knowing he is no match to him (I mean the guy nonchalantly smokes while lifting dumbbells), it makes him more adorable. His apparent kookiness serves as comedic relief; his abominable essay-writing skills, he becomes the butt of jokes (like the children admonishing his lack of fighting skills) or his limited knowledge of history, especially Germans. His reaction is hilarious when he wakes up to find himself in a car which has been hijacked by the kids. Even in his nearly indisposed state, he astonishes us by being the first one to enter the subterranean hellhole, because he has been tasked to “keep them safe”. Billy acts as a wake-up call to Steve. © Netflix In the start, Steve is quite narrow-minded and overly engrossed in himself, hardly caring for anyone. When Billy comes into the picture and gives him a taste of his own medicine, he gets to see himself in the “other guy”. via GIPHY The bully gets bullied. Billy is a reflection of Steve; be it the hair, the 80s mullet, the cavalier attitude or his penchant for sports and girls. via GIPHY He comes after for everything what Steve holds dear: his jock status, his captaincy, his ego, and his masculinity. (Side note: Billy seems to be quite attracted to Steve. Why do I think there's a love story a-brewing there? :P ) © Pinterest Sometimes, we do not see ourselves clearly and thus, are unaware of our own faults. Until someone else points it out to us, we remain ignorant. Steve Harrington holds a mirror to us; to the inner demons we face and the ones we run away from. And the ones we hide. Steve Harrington shows us that we shouldn't judge a book by its cover. He is a cautionary tale; a personification of the fact that we shouldn't bind people into stereotypes. Everyone is capable of change. No one is black or white, we are all shades of grey. And remember, that while using the Farah Fawcett Hair Spray, always apply it on damp hair. Not wet. Damp! (Till then, let's hope Steve survives Season 3) via GIPHY
  25. Actor Pankaj Tripathi has come a long way, in terms of the work he has done and the struggle he has endured with his hard work. The man is now kind of omnipresent in good cinema and was recently seen doing a brilliant job in 'Criminal Justice'. © Instagram The man was recently in news when he shared the news of buying his 'dream home' in Madh Island. He spoke about how he has obviously come a long way but he has still not forgotten his long journey from living in a tin-roof shed in Patna, to now owning an expensive, sea-facing property in Mumbai. Pankaj and his wife recently performed the 'Pooja' ceremony with their family and close friends. © Facebook © Facebook Pankaj is a simple man who believes in chasing his dreams with hard work and determination. In an interview where he was talking about his new abode, he mentioned that he wishes to inspire people with his journey and not by chasing materialistic assets. Hard work surely has many faces and the actor's wonderful home is a great example of it.
×