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  1. It's said that if someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you're not sure if you can do it, just say yes, and learn how to do it later, and that's exactly what young Rishabh Pant did when he was handed his International Test debut at the Trent Bridge. He started making a record from the very second ball he faced in Test cricket and since then, there has been nothing that could stop him. Following a magnificent IPL season, the Delhi cricketer shifted his gears forward and has never looked back since then. Being just 21 years of age, Pant has already created and broken many records, be it scoring his maiden century in England, or taking most catches in a single match, he has done it all. Let's go through all the records Pant has made or broken till now: © Reuters . He was the first Indian to open a Test account with a six, which came on his Test debut against England at Trent Bridge. He got off the mark by deposing Adil Rashid's googly into the stands, straight back over the bowler's head. . He became the first Indian keeper to score a Test century in England. . He broke another record when he became the first Indian wicket-keeper to take 11 catches in a Test, equaling the record of AB de Villiers and England's Jack Russell. . He also became the first Indian wicket-keeper to take 20 catches in a Test series, breaking MS Dhoni's record of 17 catches. . With his unbeaten 159, he also became the 1st Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in Australia. The Delhi cricketer also holds the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper overseas, when he scored an unbeaten 159 against Australia in Sydney, overcoming Dhoni's record of 148 against Pakistan. . Pant became the first wicket-keeper with two Test hundreds as a 21-year-old.
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  3. Despite swimming in a pool of controversies, 'Koffee With Karan 6' is back with its next episode featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan, who also happen to be host Karan Johar's closest friends. The episode promo has already intrigued us where Abhishek revealed that he is scared of his mom, but Shweta interuppted saying he's actually scared of his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. View this post on Instagram The Bachchan siblings bring their A-Game to the Kouch. It's #KoffeeWithBachchans this week on #KoffeeWithKaran. A post shared by Star World (@starworldindia) on Jan 13, 2019 at 8:52am PST While the episode airs tonight at 9 PM on Star World, here are some highlights from what will happen in the show. Whether you're a celebrity or a commoner, social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are something no one can live without these days. So, it's quite normal for one of the most powerful families in Bollywood to have a family group, isn't it? In tonight's episode, the Bachchan siblings reveal what their family is like on WhatsApp and turns out it's not very different from ours. Instagram When Karan Johar asks them about their WhatsApp family group, it was revealed that Jaya Bachchan is basically every Indian mother on WhatsApp. It was found that she is the most active amongst all and has a routine of sending sentimental and emotional videos every morning. Bachchan Sr. is usually quite active on Twitter, but on WhatsApp he majorly stays out of action. In fact, Abhishek says he has to be notified by an SMS and only then he reads the message. Aishwarya too stays mostly inactive and as Abhishek says, "takes ages to reply to calls or texts." Star World Apart from this, the siblings had a lot of fun revealing their family secrets and who's their parents favourite child. In the episode, it's revealed that Abhishek has mother Jaya's heart and she is like the filmy mother from 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' who senses Abhishek's arrival and what's he going to do. Shweta even adds, "Today he will come home and he is going to be like this, mark my words", and it actually happened. Star World Abhishek took his revenge by telling Karan that for Amitabh Bachchan, his daughter is above all. He says, "Even if God also comes down, if Shwet Di is there it's all over! Nothing else matters to him.” Her opinion matters more than anything to him, he concluded. Looks like they are all set to bring the whole house down with their hilarious childhood secrets and funny stories.
  4. Vicky Kaushal's latest film 'Uri' has proved to be a huge Box-Office hit. Not only is it doing well commercially, it's been critically acclaimed as well - something which is a rare achievement for any movie. He just attended the star-studded screening, and he wore something that perfectly encapsulated the message the movie tries to drive home. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Now, it might look like a regular denim jacket worn over a regular T-shirt, but if you take a proper look, it perhaps is one of the finest examples of sartorial symbolism at play. Vicky is wearing a jacket that has doves all over, but underneath, he is wearing a T-shirt with a ferocious eagle on it. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani The outfit reminds us of the element of peace that India always has put forth first while dealing with unrest at the border. Take off the jacket, and what do you find underneath? A mighty eagle that will show no mercy. That is exactly what the movie is all about. Coincidence? Perhaps, but a fitting one indeed. © Viral Bhayani Other sartorial superstars like our very own Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan also showed up at the screening, but their outfits had nothing on Vicky's. However, the entire group seemed to be ecstatic about the success of the film. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani This is how exciting every movie screening should be - the biggest names in the industry coming together and supporting each other unconditionally. *Applause*
  5. At a time when the comments made by Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul at film director and actor Karan Johar's talk show, 'Koffee With Karan' have made for one of the most trending issues buzzing all around, a lot of people were wondering what the Indian skipper, VIrat Kohli, had to say about the whole matter. After the 24-hour show cause notice levied by BCCI during which Pandya and Rahul were ordered to present their justification towards the indecent remarks made by the duo at the chat show, both the cricketers have been banned for two ODI matches upon the recommendations made by the Committee of Administrations Chairman, Vinod Rai. In the latest occurrence, the captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, who had kept himself completely aloof of the whole issue, finally spoke on behalf of the entire squad. “We, definitely, as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated,” Kohli said in a media coverage at the Sydney Cricket Ground ahead of the three-game ODI series against Australia. “I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we definitely don't align with those views and those are purely individual views.” But the additional comments made by Kohli is what makes him a great team leader. In an atmosphere of high tension where everyone is shaming Pandya and Rahul, Virat while showing his disagreement to their comments, didn't abandon them. “... the two concerned players felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what's happened,” Kohli didn't forget to mention. “Definitely, it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right.” Kohli's take on the entire issue speaks volumes about his evolution as an aware captain. He feels responsible for his team both on and off the field and has been with them during the harshest of times. It's time for ODI cricket. Who do you reckon will lift this trophy after the end of the 3rd game.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/ESskDamvDj — BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2019 Consecutively, the absence of the two extremely talented cricketers, especially the all-rounder in Hardik Pandya will leave a deep void in the roster, filling which will be a real task for the team. Meanwhile, Hotstar, the mobile app broadcasting Karan Johar's show has taken down the episode featuring the vexed cricketing duo.
  6. Be it his 270 knock against Pakistan or an extremely fine innings against England where he scored a brilliant 148, Rahul Dravid is and will always be the master of Test cricket. With going against the time, Dravid stuck to the basics and dominated the field with his defensive batting style even when the era of reckless and offensive batting had taken over. One of a kind, Dravid is loved by cricketers and fans from all around the world. His greatness has been well documented and is studied and glorified by the pundits of the game even today. As the cricketer turns 46 today, here is what some of the legends of the game have to say about 'The Wall': Ian Chappell © Reuters Dravid has always been India's superhero who showed up at the 11th hour to rescue his team from jaws of defeat and to victory, case in point, the Test match between India and England back in 2011 when Gautam Gambhir was unable to play due to a concussion and Dravid had to replace him as the opener. The block that he is, scored a stunning century. Brett Lee © Reuters Dravid is the nicest guy one could ever fancy meeting. For a person who has achieved so much, he has never been the one to let his success get to his head. While players of his stature tend to retire with a farewell tour, Dravid said 'goodbye' to the sport in a press conference in his home ground, the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Shoaib Akhtar © Reuters He was not called 'The Wall' for no reason. His knock against Australia in Adelaide back in 2003, where he scored a massive 233 runs in a single innings, exemplifies the reassurance Dravid was to the Indian cricket team. He was the backbone of the team that was essential for the proper functioning of the squad. Harsha Bhogle © Reuters Dravid has always been the one to highlight the achievements of his teammates. Never shying away from acknowledging the efforts put in by a batsman he shared a successful partnership or a bowler who bagged a couple of wickets to get the team a win, he is all about his fellow Men in Blue. Bhogle once wondered aloud “How can a man be so selfless,” and we still don't have an answer. Rahul Dravid © Reuters And that's who Rahul Dravid is, in essence. Never to fall for materialistic things like money, Dravid truly played earn his opponents' respect and pride and that's exactly what made Rahul Dravid, Rahul Dravid. Happy birthday, 'The Wall'!
  7. It's going to be NaMo vs NaMo at the box-office, as another biopic is being made on Prime Minister Narendra Modi featuring actor Paresh Rawal. Recently, actor Vivek Oberoi shared the first look from his upcoming biopic, which is being directed by Omung Kumar, where he will be playing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Turns out Paresh Rawal is making another movie on PM Modi. In fact, the actor seems to be confident about the role as he told Mid-Day in an interview that, "No one can pull off the role better (than me)." © legend global studio In 2018, during the promotion of 'Sanju', actor Paresh Rawal has confirmed that he is making a biopic on PM Modi, so looking at one with Vivek Oberoi was kind of a surprise for all of us. When asked about the same, he said that PM Modi's life has sufficient fodder for directors to explore and his biopic will focus on how a man with limited experience first became Gujarat's Chief Minister and then the nation's Prime Minister. © Instagram "He's not an armchair (prime minister), but a passionate countryman who has visited abundant villages (to study problems) firsthand. These factors will be the driving forces of our biopic," Paresh further told Mid-Day. Reportedly, Paresh will be producing this movie. However, nothing is known about the director. Currently, Paresh Rawal is gearing up for the release of 'Uri', where he will play former intelligence officer Ajit Doval, the man who is said to have supervised the 2016 surgical strikes. 'Uri' is releasing on January 11.
  8. Samsung's latest flagship smartphone the Galaxy S10 is said to launch soon and is expected to be shown off at MWC 2019. Now, a picture of the Galaxy S10 was leaked by renowned tipster Evan Class who posted a picture of the smartphone in question. The smartphone has been given the code name 'Beyond 1' and the front of the smartphone reveals its punch-hole design. Other leaks have suggested that there will be five models instead of three as stated by previous reports. The leaks come from a Netherlands-based tech website Techtastic. Samsung Galaxy S10 "Beyond 1," in the wild. pic.twitter.com/EMquh59Kln — Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 3, 2019 The image shared by Blass on Twitter shows a true edge-to-edge display with a hole on the top right corner that houses the selfie camera. He also mentioned that the Galaxy S10 will be able to charge other compatible devices, a feature we've already seen on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The image shows us a clear picture of the front that has very thin bezels, and a smaller chin. The display also flat and does not have a curved edge like previous Samsung flagship phones. Since the UI of the phone has been blurred, it is expected to run Samsung's new One UI based on Android 9 Pie. © Twitter Other rumours have suggested that the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10 will have a single front camera while the larger Galaxy S10 Plus will have a dual front-facing camera. The Galaxy S10 Plus is also expected to have three cameras at the back and the 5G variant is said to sport a quad camera system. © Weibo In terms of biometrics, the Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to have a fingerprint sensor on the side while all other models will have a fingerprint scanner embedded underneath the display. In terms of display, the Galaxy S10 series will have a 6.1-inch variant (S10), 6.4-inch variant (S10 Plus) and a 5.8-inch variant (S10 Lite). All of these devices will have super AMOLED displays. The US version of the Galaxy S10 will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor while the Indian variant is said to be powered by Samsung's Exynos 9820 chipset.
  9. While we haven't even completely recovered from the 100-cr storm that was 'Simmba', which is still roaring as loud as possible at the box office, actor Ranveer Singh is back in action as an uber cool rapper who is here to show the world what 'asli hip hop' is, in the trailer announcement of 'Gully Boy'. View this post on Instagram â¤ð§ #GullyBoy #14thFeb @ritesh_sid @zoieakhtar @faroutakhtar @excelmovies #TigerBaby @aliaabhatt @zeemusiccompany A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 1, 2019 at 8:01pm PST From playing the cruel and mad king, Alauddin Khilji in 'Padmaavat' to playing the corrupt-turned-nice cop in 'Simmba', Ranveer Singh is inarguably one of the finest and the most versatile actors in Bollywood. While both the movies continue to rule the box office, if the trailer announcement of 'Gully Boy' is anything to go by, then he might just make a hat-trick of giving back-to-back blockbusters. View this post on Instagram The voice of the streets. #GullyBoy #14thFeb @ritesh_sid @zoieakhtar @faroutakhtar @excelmovies #TigerBaby @aliaabhatt @zeemusiccompany A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 1, 2019 at 7:30pm PST The video begins with Ranveer, who goes from being an underdog rapper on the streets on Mumbai to a big shot in the world of rap and Hip Hop, taking us though his life, journey and people around him and struggles he overcomes to fulfill his dream. The movie also stars Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin and it will be interesting to see how the equations change, in what looks like a love-triangle. In case, you didn't know, 'Gully Boy' is based on the lives of real people and in particular the rapper, Divine. While Ranveer's fans love him for his versatility and insane levels of energy, his wife Deepika Padukone too is extremely proud of Ranveer. When Ranveer shared the 'Gully Boy' trailer announcement news, Deepika was one of the first few to comment and she wrote, "You are unstoppable," and "I love you & I am so proud of you." Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the official trailer of 'Gully Boy' will drop on 9th January and the movie will release on February 14.
  10. At the end of every year, the world gets divided into certain categories - 'The New Year, New Me' group, 'I will make new resolutions and follow them religiously' group, 'I will make resolutions but will never follow them' group, 'I will get in shape this year and stop eating junk' group, 'I will not be single this year' group and 'let's finally go to Goa in 2019 group admin' group. Pexels While we are guilty of being a part of at least one of these categories, there is something common amongst all of us - the urge to know what the new year has to offer. So, as we have officially entered 2019, here's a look at what this year has in store for each and every Zodiac sign. ARIES - March 21 - April 20 Nothing will hold you back from making even your wildest dreams come true this year. You will get multiple opportunities to show how talented and capable you are. You will be at your competitive best this year. Love might be on the cards for some, but your mood swings can create hurdles in your romantic goals. September might be a good time for people in love and your confidence and flirting skills will make your crush believe that you're the one. In terms of career, this might be a fruitful year for you. Rewards and opportunities await those who are ready to accept all kinds of challenges. You are bold, spontaneous and always follow your heart; all you need is to put those blinders on and not get distracted by anything. Getty Images TAURUS - April 21 - May 20 With Venus being your ruler, the various transits the planet makes will bring ups and downs in your life. Although it might not be a smooth sail for you throughout the year, you can expect some big surprises in the matters of love and money. Love is in the air and marriage is on the cards for some this year. Your sincerity and persistence towards work and popularity might make people jealous, but you must put your best foot forward in whatever you do. Perseverance is the key to success for you this year. Getty Images GEMINI - May 21 - June 21 No matter how calculative you are, if you're confused or unsure about something, it will benefit you if you trust your gut instincts. Stepping out of your comfort zone and depending on your inner voice can reap better results. Be it your career, love, family, health or money; all your hard work will begin to pay off this year. Spending time talking with strangers for hours about life, switching jobs or your personal style, or maybe breaking out of a relationship; this year has all sorts of unexpected things waiting to happen with you. For all the students, this year is quite crucial and you will have to work really hard to achieve your goals. Things might appear difficult, but nothing is impossible for you. Getty Images CANCER - June 22 - July 22 Cancerians can confidently say, "2019 is my year" as you will take full control of your own destiny and manage to make things work in your favor. The bad experiences from your past may have been stopping you from expressing yourself and showing to the world who you really are. But, this year things might change. You will feel more confident and chances of romantic developments for you are more likely than ever. This year will be a memorable one for you as you will be blessed with all the luxuries the world has to offer. If you are planning to change your job, you will get better career options this year. It's important for you to always think positive and look at the bright side of things. Getty Images LEO - July 23 - August 23 The new year will be the time for you to shine and excel in your career. This is the best time to make crucial movements, which you have been considering for the longest time. Like a true Leo, put your bold, fiery and confident side forward at the workplace. You will be at your creative best throughout the year and your social life too will turn for good as you continue to remain the star of your friend group. But, don't neglect your health this year. Always remind yourself that nothing is impossible for you if you set your mind to it. Getty Images VIRGO - August 24 - September 23 The year 2019 will come with its fair share of challenges for you, but so will many opportunities for you to prove your mettle to the world. Things won't be easy at all and you will have to work harder to make your dreams come true. But, all these challenges and hardships will eventually make you stronger and tougher. Your analytical approach towards life will give you an upperhand over your competitor at the work front. Getty Images LIBRA - September 24 - October 23 The new year is going to be a fabulous one for you Librans and brings with it gifts of technology and comfort for you. Your lifestyle is expected to undergo a major upgrade and you will find yourself surrounded by luxury and splendour throughout the year. Your charm, positive vibe and talent will take you places. You will not only manage to socialize better, but also have an upperhand over your competitors. However, your habit of trying to please everyone might put you in a difficult spot and you will realise that in your attempt to put others first, you end up neglecting yourself. So, try to break free from the habit of taking care of others and instead pamper yourself. At the end of it all, you will manage to strike a balance in life, just the way you like it. Getty Images SCORPIO - October 24 - November 22 The new year is going to be filled with excitement and things you have never tried before. You will manage to strike better relations with your friends and family. Listen to other people's opinion and try to adapt those changes in your life if you think it's necessary. You will be in better shape and health if you follow a proper health regime. This year will bring you opportunities to control your emotions and bring out the best in you. Try to stay positive and don't let your emotions take the steering wheel when you are making important decisions. Getty Images SAGITTARIUS - November 23 - December 21 The new year will bring you opportunities to make good investments and prosper financially from them. Your close ones will look up to you for advice and help, and you will be able to help them out. You will manage to inspire people around you and become quite popular this year. You will get support from your family and friends in the new endeavours you take up. Your optimism will come to your rescue in the new year. If you are single then this year might bring some romantic developments for you. Getty Images CAPRICORN - December 22 - January 21 The new year will come in like Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball', where multiple opportunities will be thrown your way but they will all come at a price. On the work front, you will face tough competition; but your sincerity, hard work and willpower will pave way for your success. The new year brings chances of new relationships for you and mid-year seems to be a favourable time. Your love life will reward you this year. Travel is on the cards for some. Getty Images AQUARIUS - January 22 - February 19 Aquarius is considered to be the most independent signs of all and a true leader who doesn't follow the herd. For you this year will be full of ups and downs and you will face many tough challenges. Your determination will be tested this year, but don't let any negative thought bug you. You need to relax and push yourself and you will surely overcome all the hardships with flying colours. Your talents and innovative ideas will impress the people around you at work. Try to prioritize your health this year. Getty Images PISCES - February 20 - March 20 Pisces, you have this amazing talent of reading people and this year brings with it ample opportunities to reap benefits from it. The year is going to be great for you, but there are chances of having some conflicts at home. You will be able to portray your artistic side in 2019 and your intuition will help you strike better deals in terms of business and relationship. You will be sought by your friends and family members for advice in crucial matters. Hard work is the key to your success this year and you will manage to achieve it all with your genuine efforts. Getty Images
  11. 2018 was a great year for the Indian Cricket team, from retaining their Number 1 rank in Test cricket, to winning limited over matches on international soil, the Indian team broke a hell lot of records all over. Despite losing a few tests in South Africa and England, India ended 2018 on a high, in which skipper Virat Kohli and his team triumphed twice against the Aussies on their soil. With a hope that this New Year will lead India to new heights, they got back on the field on the third day of the year itself to play their first match of 2019 with the intention of wrapping up the four-match Test Series on a victorious note against the already distressed Aussies. Having said that, in 2019, the Indian team will be looking forward to play nine Test matches and at least 31 ODIs, 33 if they manage to reach the World Cup final and 17 T20Is overall. Now let's take a look at the complete schedule of the Indian cricket team in 2019: India Tour of Australia 2018-19 © Reuters India will be looking to end the last match of the four-match Test series against Australia on a high, by winning it 3-1 in Sydney. Once done with that, on January 7th, both the teams will face each other again, but this time in their ODI jerseys, for the three-match ODI series that kicks off on January 12th and ends on January 18th, bringing India's two-month-long tour to an end. Schedule: January 3-7: Australia vs India, fourth Test, SCG, Sydney January 12: Australia vs India, first ODI, SCG, Sydney January 15: Australia vs India, second ODI, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide India Tour Of New Zealand, 2019 © Reuters After wrapping up in Australia, India will take a short trip to neighbouring New Zealand for their five-match ODI series, that will begin from January 23rd. Following their ODI duel, the Kohli-led India will lock horns with the Kiwis in the shortest format, slated to begin from February 6th till February 10th. Expected to get the better of the hosts, the visiting side will surely face a stern test against Williamson & Co, especially in their own backyard. Schedule: January 23: New Zealand vs India, first ODI, McLean Park, Napier January 26: New Zealand vs India, second ODI, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui January 28: New Zealand vs India, third ODI, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui January 31: New Zealand vs India, fourth ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton February 3: New Zealand vs India, fifth ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington February 6: New Zealand vs India, first T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington February 8: New Zealand vs India, second T20I, Eden Park, Auckland February 10: New Zealand vs India, third T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton Australia Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters With India's tour to Australia still underway, and being the favourites for the upcoming ODI series, it wouldn't be wrong to comment that India have survived the Australian conditions so far and proved that they are the Number One team in Test for a reason. Having said that, the Kangaroos would surely be looking for revenge once they land on Indian soil later in February. It will be an important series as both the teams would be preparing themselves for the 2019 World Cup. Here's the schedule of Australia's tour of India:- Schedule: February 24: India vs Australia, first ODI, Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali February 27: India vs Australia, second ODI, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad March 2: India vs Australia, third ODI, VCA Stadium, Nagpur March 5: India vs Australia, fourth ODI, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi March 8: India vs Australia, fifth ODI, JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi March 10: India vs Australia, first T20I, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru March 13: India vs Australia, second T20I, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam Zimbabwe Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters Zimbabwe will be touring India after almost 15 years to take part in one Test and three ODIs. The schedule is yet to be announced for the same. However, it's highly possible that the tour gets scrapped off as the IPL is slated to begin in the middle of March, and the dates might clash. It's also being speculated that this tour could possibly mark MS Dhoni's last ODI series on home soil. The Indian Premier League, 2019 The 12th edition of the IPL is expected to kickstart in March this year and will get over by the second or third week of May, so that the players get a breather ahead of the 2019 World Cup. Not to forget, the tentative dates for the IPL is from March 29th till May 19th, and it's being speculated that the tournament might not take place in India due to the General Elections and therefore, South Africa or the UAE are being looked upon as options to host the tournament this year. ICC World Cup, 2019 (England & Wales) © Facebook Once the IPL is over, India will have just one thing to focus on- the 2019 ICC World Cup, in which they will go against nine other teams including the defending champions Australia, the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy winners Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Afghanistan and the hosts, England. The tournament is expected to kick off on May 30th and the finals will take place on July 14th. India will face every single team at least once in the league stage and if they finish in the top-4, they will qualify for the semis. India Tour Of West Indies, 2019 © Reuters Just after the World Cup, India will be touring the West Indies for two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is but the schedule for the tour is yet to be announced by West Indies Cricket. The interesting thing this time would be that the two-match Test series would be a part of the World Test Championship that will begin with this series and go all the way till 2021, where the two topmost teams would fight for the crown. South Africa Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters Following their tour of the Caribbean in August, the Indian cricketers will be given a much-needed break before they get back on the field. They will kick off their home Test season with a three-match Test series against South Africa, which would also be a part of the World Test Championships. The strange thing this time would be that the Proteas will be coming to India only for the Test series and will complete their remaining tour later in February 2020. Bangladesh Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters India will next play Bangladesh on their home soil right after their short Proteas stint. There is no doubt that the series against the roaring tigers is also a part of the World Test Championship. The Bangladesh team is expected to arrive in November and will take on India in two Tests and three T20Is. With this, India will be putting a close to their Test matches for the year. West Indies Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters The last series for India in 2019 will be a limited-overs series against the Windies in December. The announcement has been made that the tour will have three ODIs and three T20Is, but as earlier stated, the itinerary for the same is yet to be released. With this, it can clearly be seen that Team India is expected to go through a gruelling season this year. And with the World Cup around the corner, it makes this year all the more special and exciting for Indian fans as well.
  12. As 2018 nears the end, we're quickly scrambling through the remains and making our way to a brand new succulent year. Not that 2018 wasn't good enough. Of course, it was. It gave us an absolute semblance of resolutions, we may have sought years before, but couldn't get ourselves to. Yes, I am outrightly talking about the very capable and famous #MeToo movement and the repercussions it had on 2018. © Twitter For me, #MeToo is not a 'movement' so to speak. It's an emotion. You may wonder why I am putting such a heavy tag on it. I call it an emotion only because it comes and it goes, as any other emotion would. A movement has a timeline, it stays in flux and goes away when the time is over for it. However, #MeToo is different. It's expressing your deepest intent whenever an emotional upheaval leaves you grappling for a resolve. It makes you establish contact and caresses your fear and lets it leave you be. That's what the women, who stood their ground and spoke about their experiences on a public forum believe, and it makes complete sense this year. © Twitter Although the movement started in the USA, India has also been a flag bearer, bearing all the powerful yet intense narrations that became an intrinsic part of our everyday survival. So, to format everything in lieu of the year we all just went through, here's a gushing reminder that no matter what, the #MeToo phenomenon is here to stay and it'll never break its tangibility. Here are 12 utmost pioneers of the #MeToo movement in India, who gave their stories life: (1) Tanushree Dutta, Actress She was the first to come forward this year and start traction about the movement, while naming and shaming one of the well established veteran actors Nana Patekar. This is what gave light to many other women who wanted a similar platform to narrate their stories. © Indiatime (2) Vinta Nanda, Writer-Producer A veteran writer-producer of the Avante-Garde 90's show Tara, has accused Alok Nath of sexually violating her almost two decades ago. It was a phenomenal stance she took but her story was heartbreaking, to say the least. © Twitter (3) Pallavi Gogoi, Priya Ramani & Ghazala Wahab, Journalists The three and of course many others came out with detailed accounts of alleged sexual misconduct carried out by MJ Akbar when he was at a senior editorial position at many media houses. Akbar though in denial of the charges filed a case of defamation against Priya Ramani, while the Editors Guild Of India has asked him to withdraw his defamation against the journalist. © Twitter (4) Nisha Bora, Journalist Jatin Das the artist/painter has been accused of sexual harassment by four women, out of which Nisha Bora happens to be the first, who assisted him around 1999-2000. Jatin Das denied the allegations stating he has nothing to do with these and that he's never met these women. © Twitter (5) Saloni Chopra & Simran Suri, Actresses The two actresses came out with their story stating Sajid Khan the famous director who sexually harassed them. Sajid has not accepted any of the accusations and has stated that he's waiting for the 'truth' to come out. Well, little does he know, the truth is already out! © Twitter (6) Payal Rohtagi, Actress Another actress accused Dibakar Banerjee, the director, of sexual misconduct in lieu of a film he wanted to cast her in, in 2011. He'd asked her to 'lift her shirt and show her stomach to him'. Payal was treated as an outcast in the industry when she made a noise about this back then and she didn't get a chance to audition for anything, again. © Twitter (7) Kangana Ranaut, Actress She came out speaking up against director Vikas Bahl and how he used to 'bury his face in her neck' and 'hold her really tight'. Even earlier he was accused of sexual misconduct in 2015 in Goa by a former employee of the film collective Phantom Films. © Twitter (8) Shweta Pandit, Singer Singer Shweta Pandit accused music director Anu Malik of sexually harassing her when she was 15! Alisha Chinai came forward to support the singer too and stated that every word written about Anu Malik is true. © Twitter (9) Sona Mohapatra, Singer The singer spoke up about Kailash Kher's misconduct towards her, claiming he once placed his hands on her thighs, without her permission. Apart from her, a female journalist came forward too and stated Kailash had misbehaved with her as well. He has obviously denied every accusation. © Twitter (10) Natasha Rathore, Filmmaker The filmmaker was sexually harassed by ad-man Suhel Seth. Seth is yet to issue a statement to clear the matter. © Twitter (11) Nishtha Jain, Film Maker The filmmaker came out with her story and accused journalist Vinod Dua of making lewd jokes, demeaning her during a job interview and trying to grab her against her will. © Twitter (12) Kaneez Surka The comedian accused a fellow comedian of forcibly kissing her on stage without her consent, using her tongue. Even though it was done by a woman, it still falls under misconduct because it was done sans consent. © Twitter India has been mighty brave in calling out some of the predators. While some women went all rogue with calling out the names of the men who've abused them, most of them were anonymous while they called the accused out. Whatever the case is, India is soon realising the importance of such a movement and believes it's not just to give them a judicial recourse but to name and shame them publicly so they're not acknowledged as respected citizens anymore. We're hoping more women come out and speak openly and boldly about men who've tried to tarnish their image and their soul. Here's to a more progressive nation and it's ideologies!
  13. Every social media app we use today has vertical scrolling, starting with Facebook to Twitter. Vertical scrolling has become an unsaid default for a majority of the apps and services out there. How would you react if an app changed this? Would you be comfortable with the new orientation? Last night, Instagram pushed out an update which brought the sideways scrolling of feed. The update wasn't rolled out to all and only a few managed to get it. Instead of scrolling on posts vertically, the update brought in horizontal scrolling, something we've already seen with Stories. © The Verge The change meant that instead of scrolling through a feed of pictures from friends, as the app has worked since its launch in 2010, users had to tap to see more pictures. And, we all dislike change. Though it's something as small as scrolling, we are too habituated and even a minor change in user experience brings in a new learning curve. *New Instagram updates* everyone: pic.twitter.com/OiinUERwEa — Complex (@Complex) December 27, 2018 After its release, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app immediately clarified that it was a bug that's responsible for the change in the way users use Instagram and this isn't a new feature. The new horizontal layout seems only to affect the main feed, tap into a user's individual profile, and things will appear as they always have in the usual, vertically scrolling style. this is great. my uncle died from thumb swipe fatigue — Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) October 11, 2018 According to a tweet from Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the social media company debuted the changes early on Thursday morning as a part of what was meant to be a “small test” of the new features but it was accidentally sent out more widely than anticipated. “Due to a bug, some users saw a change to the way their feed appears today,” said an Instagram spokesperson in a statement. “We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. We apologize for any confusion.” instagram: look at this cool new update me: pic.twitter.com/PALe1Nmo9K — ziwe (@ziwe) December 27, 2018 Many users took their outrage or disappointment to Twitter and we all know what happens there. Even though the update has been rolled back, it hasn't stopped the Internet from letting Instagram know exactly how they feel about the potential changes, which may or may not arrive in a future update. Internet users strongly dislike basic changes in apps that have been used for years. Even when Twitter increased their character limit from 140 to 280, many weren't happy. And, how can we forget the Snapchat redesign! The redesign prioritised stories based on an algorithm, and many users noticed a dip on their engagements.
  14. Rohit Shetty is back with his next movie 'Simmba' and it stars Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles. Here are 5 things we are really looking forward to see in this movie: 1. Sara Ali Khan's Acting- This star kid is making us forget that nepotism had a hand to play in her career, because we absolutely love the freshness and the antics that she is bringing along with her on the screen. ' She already impressed the audience in 'Kedarnath' and her media appearances are hilariously natural and funny, which is why we are looking forward to see what she brings in 'Simmba'. View this post on Instagram Mera wala dance ððâ¤ï¸ link in bio! @ranveersingh @sonu_sood @itsrohitshetty @karanjohar @rohitshettypicturez @reliance.entertainment @dharmamovies @simmbathefilm @tseries.official #Simmba @dj.lijo @djchetas @nakash_aziz @nehakakkar #Kumaar @kunaalvermaa @azeemdayani A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) on Dec 26, 2018 at 3:18am PST View this post on Instagram ððð« A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) on Dec 22, 2018 at 3:36am PST 2. Ranveer Singh's Madness- This man is synonymous with perfection, and the buffet of roles he has been offering us is already more posh than what a 5 star hotel would probably offer. From Bajirao, to Khilji and now a mad cop in 'Simmba', Ranveer always makes us ask for more! It will be exciting to see how he fills the shoes of a Rohit Shetty hero, which were worn by Ajay Devgn for so long. View this post on Instagram RELEASING TOMORROW ! ð¦ðªð¾ #SIMMBA A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Dec 26, 2018 at 10:10pm PST 3. Ajay Devgn's Cameo- The trailer begins with Ajay Devgn's ' Singham' character making an entry and that means he is going to make a cameo which will be fun. View this post on Instagram हर दम सिà¤à¤à¤® ð¦ #Singham @ajaydevgn & #Simmba @ranveersingh !! This is what you call #macho combo ð Book your tickets now for @itsrohitshetty directed @simmbathefilm #ajaydevgn #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #totaldhamaal #tanhaji #dedepyarde #bollywood #simbaa #zero #2point0 #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #shraddhakapoor #ranbirkapoor #salmankhan #shahrukhkhan #srk #varundhawan #dishapatani #urvashirautela #mumbai #india #hindimovies#ileanadcruz #saraalikhan #rohitshetty A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Dec 26, 2018 at 1:10am PST 4. Rohit Shetty's Signature Style- When you think of Rohit Shetty's direction, you think of big cars, guns and tons of action, something which only he can sew together to make a super hit. Lets see what madness will brew in 'Simmba'. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rohit Shetty (@itsrohitshetty) on Nov 21, 2018 at 11:37pm PST 5. 'Simmba's' Foot Tapping Music- Okay, the two songs topping the charts at the moment are rehashed but then, you've got to admit that they are fun. Rohit's movies are known to own it in the music department and looks like this one is heading the same way, so let's see how the cinematography fares out. View this post on Instagram #AankhMarey is out now! (Link in bio) @ranveersingh @saraalikhan95 @sonu_sood @karanjohar @rohitshettypicturez @reliance.entertainment @dharmamovies @simmbathefilm @tseries.official @nehakakkar @mikasingh @tanishk_bagchi @shabbir_ahmed9 @azeemdayani @kumarsanuofficial #Simmba A post shared by Rohit Shetty (@itsrohitshetty) on Dec 5, 2018 at 9:54pm PST Let's see what the awesome looking movie has in store for us tomorrow! How do you think it will fare? Let us know in the comments section.
  15. Famously, all Maria Carey wants for Christmas, is you. This is great news if you're a Maria Carey fan. As the holiday season draws closer and our staff chat channel turns to egg nog, twinkly lights and why is wrapping so hard, we asked the question: What would you like for Christmas? Brandon With so many children, Christmas is more focused on them and the family than myself. My eldest son who started college this year just returned home for the holiday season yesterday which has been awesome. You don't realize how it's like a piece of you is missing until they're back. I guess you could call that a Christmas present for me. Also, my wife and I took a quick 2 day cruise to the Bahamas as a gift to ourselves. My children have not requested very much for Christmas this year either, so my wife and I have decided we're going to plan a trip to Disney/Orlando for some time later in 2019 as a family gift instead of focusing on a bunch of little toys the kids will quickly get bored with. The family time together is the best Christmas gift to me. Awww Mark H In truth, what I’d like for Christmas isn’t something Sanata could provide. At my age I already have most of the “things” I simply want, and the things I really *need* I already have; family and friends. But… I wouldn’t object to Santa dropping off a new gaming computer with a motherboard for an Intel core i9, an RTX 2080 Ti video card, 16 GB of RAM, and one or two NVME SSD’s. Me too Andy I’ve been trying to de-clutter my life for most of the year so hopefully I won’t get much in the way of stocking fillers and things that are fun for a few days and then pushed in a drawer. I’m not a total Scrooge though, honest. I’m really looking forward to spending time with family and friends, Christmas Day walks in the snow and coming home to a toasty warm fire and a few beers… just the simple things really. Marc S I think you get to the point with Christmas where presents become largely unimportant, and its more a time for family to get together and have fun etc. But I guess if I'm going to choose anything particular that I know I would use, I would probably go for a new iMac pro with all the extras. LOL. Seriously though, I'm happy with the break, a few drinks and games. This is what Christmas is all about. Lost a couple of family members over the past 12 month, and unfortunately none of us live forever. Brings home the realisation that there is more to life than material items, as much as we all enjoy them. Where's My Computer? Jennifer I don't really celebrate Christmas traditionally in my house. Like almost everyone in my house has already gotten all of their Christmas gifts. I would probably want just a quiet night with a long hot bath, my favorite bath bomb and a glass of wine. She really does How I became a cliche mom that wants bath stuff for presents. I have no idea. I'd likely love to get Metro Exodus pre-order. I know my BF doesn't pre-order games anymore because of some of the new pre-order issues with games with un-dedicated developers but it's a game I am excited for and hope to have come February when it comes out. Rhett A week in Hawaii, no phone, no computer, feet in the sand and a beer in my hand! Is that too much to ask for Santa? I've been good. Jim I'd say world peace but I think a 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 would be easier! Mark Wade A couple good bottles of wine, or I'd also quite like a new iPad Pro. Not relevant but made me laugh Matt Like others here at Invision Community, I've reached the grand old age where material possessions aren't what I long for. I'm happy watching my two children open their gifts on Christmas morning and then share a meal with family. Or maybe a new iPad Pro because if Mark is getting one, I want one too. Yet again Charles and Lindy declined to comment, so in the spirit of Christmas generosity, I've written their answers for them. Charles I would like a butler because it is what I deserve. Lindy I would like a panic room like in that Jodie Foster movie. I don't think for a second I'm going to be attacked in my own home. I just need a place to hide from the kids now and again. I'll kit it out with fresh kombucha, artisanal popcorn and poetry books. I'll be happy for hours. So, that is what we want for Christmas. What about you? Have you been naughty or nice?
  16. One of the most common myths prevailing in the fitness area is that winters are a time for gaining, and summers are an excellent time to lean down. Are all Eskimos fat, just because they live in the coldest places on earth? Let's clear this myth once and for all. © Generation Iron In India, winters typically start in the Oct-November month and goes on to Feb and some part of March. What is fascinating is that in many sports, this is actually the in-season time where you have to be at your leanest for the upcoming competition. Notwithstanding this goes against the very concept of gaining mass during the winter months. In a sport like bodybuilding, December to March is generally the competition time, where the athlete has to cut down to be in the most muscular and ripped form of the year and actually the summer months is where you are in off-season where you gain maximum muscle mass. © sCI-MIX What I have heard so far from people is actually the part of many such myths and fallacies related to muscle building or weight loss/gain. For example, when I asked people personally as to why do they think that winter are good for gaining, the answer is typical; it is because you sweat less in winters, so you can gain mass easily which is the opposite of another myth that excess sweating leads to weight loss. Losing sweat is a natural way for the body to cool down. That's it. Another myth is that during winter months the physical activity reduces in most cases that is why one gains more weight. Now this is not a valid logic. If you're not working out, it's simply because of laziness. Seasons have nothing to do with this. In one of the studies published in the “European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology” in 1984, it was seen that body fat levels were highest in summers. The study suggested that the main fuel oxidized during winters is fat. © YouTube If we consider the evolutionary point of view then during the days of our ancestors, winter were the months of hibernation due to scarcity of food, which is also the case with many animals like the Polar Bear, even today. These animals eat large amount of food during the summer months and store maximum fat and then use this fat for survival during the harsh winters. The same was the case with humans millions of years ago. This led to our bodies becoming more efficient in storing food as fat during summers and burning it more efficiently as fuel during winters. Even with reduced physical activity, the humans are easily getting large amount of foods in all seasons. So during winters where the body is more efficient in burning fat and eating less, we are giving it large amount of calories which has the exact opposite effect on his body i.e. increase body fat levels and this is not the reason why you gain weight during winters. There is a type of fat in the body which unlike other fat tissue, burn excess energy rather than storing it as fat, the brown fat. This is opposite to the white fat tissue, the one which hangs over your belly and arms. The main purpose of this fat tissue is to regulate body temperature and burn the excess fuel in the cell to release the energy as heat. In fact, cold exposure has been a common practice in many sports to strip of fat where athletes after a hard workout jump in a tub of crushed ice or take ice cold shower to increase thermogenesis and activation of brown adipose tissue. That is also one of the reasons why mountaineers are told to eat more fat during extreme cold as the body loses a lot of fat at higher altitudes and fat is required for insulation from cold. Another reasons observed was that winters have longer nights. This leads to longer sleep periods, longer and adequate sleep leads to adequate recovery and increase in growth hormones and testosterone levels, which means more fat burn and gain in lean muscle mass. So, contrary to a lot of popular beliefs, winter may not be the time to gain but an excellent time to cut down and strip off the excess fat. Akshay Chopra, is a graduate of the National Defence Academy & the Air Force Academy, and a former IAF pilot. He is one of the most qualified health, fitness & nutrition consultants in the country, and an author of multiple books & ebooks. He is among the few in the country to have a background of competitive athletics, military training and bodybuilding. He is the co-founder of the Body Mechanics chain of gyms, and India's first research based channel We R Stupid. You can check out his Youtube here.
  17. You don't have to be a collector to recognize the unmistakable click of a Zippo lighter. The unique sound is not just soothing to many but is also a click that nearly 4 out of 5 adults will instantly recognize anywhere across the world. These aren't just tall claims but are facts that are supported on relevant grounds. Established way back in 1932, the Zippo windproof lighter easily found its way into the popular culture references and won many hearts with its unique design and unwavering durability. Yup, the biggest keyword that defines this as a collector's prized possession is the fact that despite the improvements to the flint wheel and evolving designs over the years, Zippo remains true to its famous lifetime guarantee – "It works, or we fix it free.™" Coming back to the click of the century, the Zippo click sound has recently been trademark joining the ranks of other unique sounds that you'll instantly connect with. So what really makes the click so unique? The crisp click of a Zippo lighter opening and closing is a trigger to numerous emotional responses. Approximately 70% of people stated that the sound instils positive emotional benefits. Sound is having an impact more than ever on people's moods evident in the global phenomenon of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) content. This is characterised by a static-like, tingling sensation that occurs due to a relaxing response to stimuli. ASMR triggers can range from whispering voices to the heightened audio of everyday sounds- with each trigger affecting the listener on a very individual level. This image of the inner workings of the Zippo lighter breaks down its anatomy revealing the small things that make the big difference. Made up of 9 essential raw materials, this collector's item clicks each of the products into motion resulting in the crisp click sound and the subsequent flame. Filling and Lighting the Zippo The Zippo windproof lighter is filled by removing the inside unit from the lighter case (9). Turn the inside unit over and lift the felt pad (8) to reveal the packing material in the fuel chamber (3). Hint: Use an unfolded paper clip or similar tool if the pad is hard to lift. With the felt pad out of the way, the fuel chamber is ready to be filled with lighter fuel, slowly saturating the wick (6) and the packing material (7) inside the fuel container. Once reassembled, the lighter is ready to use. A simple downward flick of the flint wheel (1) strikes it against the flint held in place by the flint spring (5), creating hot sparks that ignite the lighter fuel coating the wick (6). When opening the lighter, the distinctive Zippo click is created by the cam (2). The wick continues to draw lighter fuel from the packing material (7) in the fuel tank, and sends a continuous flow of fuel up the wick to keep the flame lit. This unwavering fuel flow, along with the perforated chimney design, helps the flame stay alight even in wind – an integral feature of the Zippo lighter's design since it first debuted in 1932. Finally, when the lighter lid is closed, the flame is immediately extinguished as it becomes deprived of the oxygen it needs to burn. If you are an aspiring collector of this nearly-a-century old masterpiece, make sure that you check the markings and manufacture date (this marking began in 1958) at the bottom to decode the lighter's age.
  18. This copy is not a comparison of our culture to the US or any other country. Maybe other cultures are better or maybe they are worse. This, however, is just a plain and simple explanation about our very own society and its mindset, and how they can sometimes get in the way of life. This is about how even in 2018, the society still pushes people to do academically well and tell them that everything else is a waste of time. This is about every child who could have been Mithali Raj or Rahul Dravid but is stuck in a 9-6 job because (s)he was asked not to miss studies for cricket practice. This is the tale of every child who wanted to be something other than the mainstreamed professional. We all grew up watching Batman & Ironman. We could never get enough of the superhero movies & comics. And we all had at least one superhero we all wanted to be. Oh, how we dreamt of swinging from one building to the other like Spiderman or becoming as strong as the Hulk. And how all of us just lusted for Superman's flying ability! While we all wanted to be them, I think it wasn't a practical thing to think of. Even if we had those superpowers, it would have been impractical of us to be superheroes. This is thanks to our protective & academics-loving parents and the not so liberal society. Let's see how the life of superheroes would have been had they were born in India. Batman – The CEO If Batman were born in India, his parents would have been alive, thanks to the stringent gun laws of our country. He would have been somewhat like the prodigal heir of Ambanis. His life would have been surrounded by the 3M: Media, Money, & MBA. Bruce became Batman because he left his comfort zone, lived a hard life at a remote mountain for years, and dedicated his life to become a better man. All this because his parents didn't force him to do MBA and take care of the family business. Indian parents barely let their child go for a night out, let alone let him go to some mountain and learn how to fight. I think Bruce would have been studying in IIM-A and later taking care of the family business. Spiderman – The Shy Kid Who Becomes Cool Eventually Peter Parker was never shown as a nerdy bookworm. He was just another boy in the class whom people barely noticed. I think Peter would have been a dropper who would have been preparing for IIT-JEE. After getting bitten by a spider and getting his superpowers, he would probably have been flaunting his strength and newly built muscles to impress girls there. The shy Peter would have loved his new popularity but couldn't have put it to better use thanks to the pressure of clearing IIT-JEE. After all, nights are for studies, not for swinging from one building to other and stop crime. Indian priorities! Wonder Woman – Without Any Wonder Princess Diana would have been 'papa's angel' in her early teens. The curious and always eager to break the barriers, Diana would have been stopped by our society to do so. © Marvel Let's face it, in an era of women empowerment, we're still dealing with issues like dowry. So Diana's parents would have tried to tame her behaviour for her “future's” sake. © Marvel Our warrior would have been asked to 'dress appropriately,' mind her own business, and let the men take care of the World War situation. The society would have crushed the wonder part and Diana would have been just another woman. Wolverine – The Avatar of Some God Wolverine would have been the notorious kid who stands out of the class more than sitting inside. After discovering his sharp blades, he would probably have gotten thrown out of school and his parents would have taken him to AIIMS to get it treated. His super strength & healing ability would have been termed 'unnatural.' He either would have been admitted to some hospital or would have considered a Demi-God by our society. The latter option would certainly have made him rich but again, his overprotective parents would have home-schooled him instead of letting him go and fight the crime. Superman – The Page 3 Journalist I don't know where to start. Clark Kent would never have gotten a chance to be the superhero as his editor must have asked him to follow Taimur and get a story on how Taimur looked adorable while eating candy. How on Earth could he find the time to do anything else? © DC Comics Even if somehow he got the time to be Superman, his parents would have asked him to stop wasting time by saving the world and concentrate on his career. After all, 28 is the age to settle down, get married, and start a family. The saving the world concept is not in parent's bucket list. © DC Comics Although I'm sure many girls would have loved to marry him. Not because of his sharp looks, or God-like physique, but for the fact that he does stories on Taimur. Poor Superman would have been just a man had he was born in India. Ironman – The Mechanical Engineer This arrogant prick would have been the guy every relative hates. But his intelligence and IIT tag would have forced the relatives to be nice to him as they would want him to guide their children on how to crack IIT entrance. Tony would have been the overconfident kid in the class who was hated by all, especially his teachers. Just like Sheldon Cooper, in his childhood. His parents would never have allowed him to design an iron suit which would make him fly and do other cool stuff. Instead, he would have graduated, taken a job in the mechanical engineering field, would have been designing amazing cars. His parents would have been proud of him while the country would have lost the hero it badly needs. Our Society would have cut off the capes of these superheroes as well, as it does with most of us. They would have become just another being by following the rules of the society, when they could have been much more! Be your own superhero, people will complain no matter what you do.
  19. Wedding season is on and it is also the time for the Diwali bonus (my condolences if you're an engineer). This is the time when most of the websites and stores offer heavy discounts on clothing. If you have a wedding to attend to and can put some load on your credit card, now is the perfect time to shop for the upcoming wedding season. If you're confused about what to wear, then this guide can help you clear that doubt. Let's see what you can wear on various functions of the wedding: · Roka Roka is an informal function where people don't dress up much. It's usually a casual meeting where the boy meets the girl, things get finalised and officially the wedding is announced. You don't need to wear anything formal here. © Pinterest Though it doesn't mean you attend it in your ripped jeans and white sneakers. Put on a party-wear black shirt, off-white pants, brown shoes, and a brown belt. Compliment it with a black stainless steel watch. Nothing is sexier than this combination when it comes to formal but not too formal. · Engagement Some people prefer the engagement ceremony during the day and some have it at night. And you should wear accordingly. © Pinterest For a daytime engagement, nothing is more graceful than a sky blue linen suit with a white shirt. Or if blue isn't your colour then go for a cream linen suit with a black/white shirt. In both the cases, go with brown shoes and brown belt. © Pinterest If the function is at night, then you can opt for the good old-fashioned black suit and a white/black shirt with a black tie. Wear shiny black shoes with it. Or if you want to keep it semi-formal, you can also wear white sneakers. But trust me, nothing works better than a full-fledged formal suit! · Haldi Haldi is a function which doesn't require you to dress up much. Here you can go for a simple Kurta Pyjama. © Pinterest A Pathani Kurta Pyjama would suit the best. Colour can be of your choice, you can opt for pure white, or pure black, or something else which you think works best on you. Make sure it is little party wear and just don't wear half sleeves Kurta. That's a big NO! · Sangeet This is the time to be fully traditional. Go shop for a perfect fit Pathani suit and a Nehru jacket to compliment it. © Pinterest A maroon Pathani suit usually goes with every occasion and to compliment it, you can wear a brown/cream Nehru Jacket. · Cocktail Hold your glass right & suit up! Although you would be taking your coat off after the third drink, it's important that you look decent at least until then. Wear a suit. Nothing else will work. © Pinterest Not your favourite vest and the new rugged jeans, not the white shirt you wear only on special occasions and certainly not something traditional. Go with a navy blue suit and a white shirt. A pink tie would be a nice compliment and so will be a pocket square of the same colour. And of course, brown shoes. If you aren't happy with navy blue, you can switch to a party wear grey. But keep everything else the same. This is the occasion to be Barney Stinson. · Wedding You have two options here. Either you can go for something traditional, or suit up. If there's no reception, then you can choose freely. However, if there is a reception party, then I would advise you to wear something traditional at the wedding. © Pinterest Go with a sherwani. But be very careful while choosing it, because one wrong move and you would end up looking like a jaadugar. I would strongly advise you to ditch the modern design and colours like green or orange. Be a human and stick to either some shade of cream or maroon. Compliment it with a red dupatta if you're going for a cream sherwani or a cream dupatta if you're going for a maroon sherwani. A black sherwani with a red dupatta works too. Trust me, the old fashioned way is the best way! · Reception This is the function to bring out the bond inside you. Nothing works better than a perfect fit tuxedo. You can go totally 007 and opt for a simple black tux with a white shirt and a black bow. © Pinterest But if you want to try something different than what the rest of the crowd will be wearing, then go for a cream tux. A cream jacket, black shirt, black pants, and a black bow. It would work perfect if you're confident enough to pull it off. In either case, wear black shoes. So, there was your go-to style guide which would always work. Time to do some shopping?
  20. Back in 2017, we covered a few signs of trainers who suck at their job. Just like every year, I met more dumb trainers again throughout 2018 and here are more signs that will help you spot a fake trainer: 1. If You Are Not Sore, Your Workout Was A Failure Every time a client tells me how their trainer had made them believe that soreness is an indicator of an effective workout, I start to feel bad for the poor client. The reason is simple- instead of chasing strength or technique, the poor client starts chasing soreness. Due to this misconception, some trainers literally make them go through a torture, not a workout. Hundreds of bicep curls, push-ups and poor form squats and what not. If they ever tell you, 'no pain no gain' in the literal sense, you are better off doing away with him. Remember, progress towards your goal- general health, fat loss, better body or strength are signs of a good workout, not soreness. © Thinkstock Images 2) Disregards Your Schedule Some trainers really push the 'exercise regularly' too far. They start preaching living in the extremes like 'oh you are wasting time if not coming to the gym every day'. 'Morning cardio and evening weights' and things like that. And if you show your inability to be in the gym that frequently, he tells you not to expect any results. A training plan is always designed based on the sessions a person can perform weekly. That can range anywhere from 3-4 days a week for most. 3) He Body Shames You The negative way to make you take action is never the way out. It only shatters the client`s confidence and makes him feel guilty even if he's putting in work. As a result, they simply quit and start thinking 'maybe the trainer is correct'. Or in other cases, they start hating the trainer. I personally had a female client who changed her trainer as she was always body shamed in every session. 4) They Have No Logical Answer To Your Questions As a client, you have every right to ask your trainer that why has he recommended a particular schedule/supplement/nutrition protocol. And if they are legit and smart, they will answer you happily. While a bad trainer will only take offence and would get back by saying- 'do it because I said so' and 'nobody ever asks me why'. © Pixabay 5) They Are On Their Phone Most Of The Time While Training You On The Floor Well, this wasn`t true for bad trainers back in the 90s or early 2000s. But this is true in this smartphone-obsessed generation we are living in. I see this all the time on the floor. Trainers put the client on a machine and get glued to their phone, completely turning a blind eye on how the client in performing the exercise. You need to be 100% there with the client while training them, giving them more cues to lift better, correcting their form if wrong or simply for the sake of pushing them harder. Alright, folks! Make sure you share this article with a friend or family and let us know in comments section if their trainer was doing any of the above things. Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  21. The much awaited movie and possibly the only one which could give 'Baahubali' some major competition, '2.0' is finally out today and needless to say, Rajini fans are elated. The movie stars the great Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar and has been in the news ever since it was announced. Fans all over the nation woke up as early as 5 am to catch the first day first show of the movie and the response is exactly how you think it will be. It has been declared a super hit. #OneWordReview…#2Point0: BLOCKBUSTER. Rating: â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸#2Point0 is a cinematic marvel... This has style with substance... Director Shankar is a visionary... He hits the ball out of the park this time... Akshay Kumar is FANTASTIC, while Rajinikanth is THE BOSS... SALUTE! pic.twitter.com/cPFZxhjsph — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 29, 2018 .@ssrajamouli :I will take care of historic period fantasy films and prove the real potential film of South Indian cinema to the world.@shankarshanmugh : Okay bro, I will take care of sci-fi entertainers & create our own superheroes.#Baahubali #2Point0 Audiences: Happy Tears pic.twitter.com/PespwU0hGd — Rajasekar (@sekartweets) November 29, 2018 #2point0 OUT OF THE WORLD EXPERIENCE . ALL INDIAN BOX OFFICE RECORDS WILL BE REWRITTEN ð¥ Bow down to Thalaivar @rajinikanth , The Master @shankarshanmugh , @akshaykumar @arrahman @LycaProductions @iamAmyJackson and the thousands of ppl involved ! Feel like watching on repeat ð — Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) November 29, 2018 It is being called a cinematic marvel but then you expect nothing else when it has the biggest superstar of the country in it! Congratulations on #2Point0 Marvellous creation it is! Social message+Tremendous graphic.@rajinikanth sir this is Ultimate! Big salute to @shankarshanmugh sir!@akshaykumar joins the league making it an entertaining visual treat. Thoroughly enjoyed & watched it with my kidsð𤩠pic.twitter.com/09j7R8ZRVr — Simran (@SimranbaggaOffc) November 29, 2018 What a Combination, Screen #Ram - #Thalaivar Movie and Screen #Muthuram - #Thalapathy Movie#RecordCreator and #RecordBreaker now ruling our #BoxOffice like a King ððð#2Point0 #Sarkar — Ram Muthuram Cinemas (@RamCinemas) November 29, 2018 Also, Akshay Kumar has done some fabulous work in the movie. #2point0 [4/5]: As per moral compass, the hero of the movie is @akshaykumar character.. He has rocked both as Bird Man and as a normal man in an emotional flashback.. — Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) November 29, 2018 One Word For @akshaykumar G-A-Z-A-B ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥ Best Best Supervillain Ever ðª #2Point0 — S H I V A M (@Iforyoushivam) November 29, 2018 #2Point0 Vera Level Experience. Seeing Thalaivar @rajinikanth in different avatars was mind blowing. Have not seen an Indian film like this before. Hats off to @shankarshanmugh sirð @akshaykumar sir as Bird Man is semma. @LycaProductions ðð#ChittiAndKuttiIndianAvengers — Sathish (@actorsathish) November 29, 2018 If you still need a reason to watch the movie, then no one can really help you. Time to sort out your weekend plans and book your tickets now.
  22. The Pixel 3 was notorious for getting leaked way before its official launch and it looks like leaks surrounding Google's new budget phone have been spotted. The Lite version of the device is expected to have less powerful specs and a cheaper price tag for price-sensitive consumers. It was spotted online on Twitter and we finally know what it looks like next to the Pixel 3. The smartphone was spotted by Russian Twitter and the picture posted shows some clear differences between the two smartphones. In the below picture, the Pixel 3 Lite is on the left and there are some stark differences that can be noticed immediately. The Pixel 3 Lite has a taller 5.566-inch display and has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 Sargo и Pixel 3 pic.twitter.com/FOJQY7qp1k — kzkv (@jc_ru) November 23, 2018 The Pixel 3 Lite leak also reveals that the smartphone is being powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670 processor, has 4GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The Pixel 3/3XL uses the Snapdragon 845 processor and the Lite version may have a slower processor but it does have some advantages up its sleeve. The Pixel 3 Lite doesn't have a notch in its display and uses a more traditional look like the Pixel 2. It has the same 12.2MP camera on the rear as the Pixel 3 and is expected to have the same smartphone photogram finesse as its faster brother. It also has the same battery size as the Pixel 3 i.e. 2,915 mAh and features a headphone jack. However, the Pixel 3 Lite does not have the same dual-camera setup at the front as the Pixel 3. © YouTube Since Pixel 3 Lite leaks are getting more prominent, it is likely that Google is set to announce the budget smartphone soon. As of now, there is no word how much it will cost and when it will be made available to purchase. However, we are more interested to see whether it will launch in India and see it compete with already established budget smartphones. To know more about the Pixel 3 Lite, stay tuned to MensXP technology for updates. Source: Slashgear
  23. The star couple of the year, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, have already tied the knot in marital bliss but the hangover of partying is still on. Last night Ritika Bhavnani, the sister of the groom threw an epic gothic-themed (or that's what it looks like) bash for the couple and everyone let their hair down. Ranveer and Deepika looked amazing in their gothic attires, something only they can carry with élan. View this post on Instagram A match made in Paradise! @ranveersingh @deepikapadukone A post shared by DiwaaahBhaiWaah! (@shanoosharmarahihai) on Nov 24, 2018 at 9:53pm PST View this post on Instagram Ranveer and Deepika at their wedding party! ð #deepikapadukone @deepikapadukone #gainfollowers #bollywood #ranveersingh @ranveersingh #DeepVeer #deepveerkishaadi A post shared by #deepveerwale ð¥ð (@deepikapadukone.closet) on Nov 24, 2018 at 7:33pm PST Everyone was in a party mode, but nobody could keep up with the energy of the Bhavnanis of course! View this post on Instagram Every girl needs a #hairstylist & this #gorgeous girl has two of us!! @georgiougabriel are we the lucky ones or is she ?? ð thank you @deepikapadukone for calling us your lifelines ð I knew a naughty boy since he was 4 yrs old!! watched you boys @natebydesign @ranveersingh @rohanshreshtha @cyrusappoo get into & out of trouble together! Here's to a start of a beautiful phase in your life. Congratulations to you both #deepveer love you both. @anjubhavnani how time flies !! Congratulations to the family too on #deepveerkishaadi !!! #hair #celebrityhairstylist #highlights #beforeandafterhair #haircut #highlights #adfilms #glamorous #stunning #beautiful #caramelhighlights #goldhighlights #shootdairies #bollywood #hairgoals #beauty #hairbyclarabelle #clarabelle #glam A post shared by Clarabelle Saldanha (@clarabellesaldanha) on Nov 24, 2018 at 8:35pm PST View this post on Instagram When my friend and one of the best actors in India asks me to make clothes for his wedding party this is what is the result @ranveersingh my love congratulations it's been crazy fun to dress you up yet again and it's just the beginning ! Next should be burning man?;-) ððð #manisharorafashion #manisharora #lifeisbeautiful #ididitmyway #ranveersingh @amrapalijewels @akanksharora @tarang_arora A post shared by manish arora (@manisharorafashion) on Nov 24, 2018 at 7:58am PST View this post on Instagram Wooow our groom #deepveer #DeepVeerParty #deepikapadukone #ranveersingh #deepveernews اÙÙعرس ÙÙÙعÙا رÙص A post shared by DeepVeer Wale ððªð°ð (@deepveer.news) on Nov 24, 2018 at 12:58pm PST View this post on Instagram #DeepVeer have their first dance together at a wedding party hosted by #RanveerSingh's sister. ðð¹ (ð·: @pinkvilla) A post shared by Niche Lifestyle® (@nichelifestyle) on Nov 24, 2018 at 11:20pm PST However, the show stealer was the speech Ranveer gave for his lady-love when he claimed that he married the most beautiful girl in the world. 'I am married to the most beautiful girl in the world' ð­ð Ranveer hyping his wife is everything! ðð«#MrAndMrsDeepVeer #DeepVeer pic.twitter.com/HeYCrOa5rz — Jeny. | #DeepVeerWale ðð (@J3ny__) November 25, 2018 Okay, Baba, we agree. You both are what couple goals are made of!
  24. After a not-so-secret private wedding in Italy's Lame Como; Bollywood's latest power couple is finally back in India and recently hosted a party to replace the hashtag 'DeepVeer ki Shaadi' with 'DeepVeer ki reception'. Instagram We're talking about their wedding reception that took at The Leela Palace in Bengaluru on November 21, which was attended by the couple's friends and family members. Instagram Ahead of their reception, the couple had a brief meet-and-greet with the media and posed for pictures with them. In fact, in one of the videos, Ranveer tapped into his inner Hansa and told the photographers, "Khaana khake jaana." But, except this part, no one really else knows what exactly happened at Ranveer and Deepika's wedding reception and what were the jokes that the couple was laughing really hard at. Instagram However, looks like someone does have the answer and he obliged us all, by sharing his insights from the reception on social media. We're talking about Bhuvan Bam, the official wedding crasher who is back with his version of DeepVeer's reception and it's too damn funny and better than the original video. Insights from Deepika-Ranveer reception! ð#BBdubs #bhuvanbam pic.twitter.com/dBdxd6wIV0 — Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) November 22, 2018 This is not the first time that Bhuvan Bam has created a spoof video of a celebrity. Earlier this year, he tickled our funny bones by decoding the 'desi' conversation between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at their wedding. Bunty weds Sweety (Part 1)#RoyalWedding #BBdubs pic.twitter.com/XuheJnCEhX — Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) May 20, 2018 Before that, he dubbed a video from Anushka and Virat's wedding reception last year, which went viral for obvious reasons. This is what actually happened at Anushka-Virat reception! No kidding!#BBdubs pic.twitter.com/NVRqWFjkyQ — Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) December 30, 2017 Now that Ranveer and Deepika are gearing up to host a grand reception in Mumbai, we can't wait for Bhuvan Bam to create a hilarious video on the same.
  25. The very mention of Thanksgiving in the company of millennials conjures merry stills from popular American sitcoms such as 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S.', 'Modern Family' and 'How I Met Your Mother'. The very subject prods our mind's eye to envision a roasted turkey and pumpkin pie-laden elaborate feast spread across the dinner table, surrounded by a boisterous bunch of friends and family. This is often followed by the better understanding (as pitched by the sitcoms or perhaps distorted general awareness), that Thanksgiving literally translates to just that - giving thanks. Which, as a matter of fact, is true, but only partly. Yes, Thanksgiving is all about expressing your gratitude for all things good and blessed in one's life, but at the same time, it is much more than that. © 20th Century Fox Television And honestly, none of the aforementioned sitcoms have gotten it quite right. But as always, you can count on us to enlighten you about stuff you would otherwise miss out on. So, here goes. What Is Thanksgiving For Real? It was in 1960 when the English ship named The Mayflower brought in the first English Puritans, now known as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to North America. That is where the Pilgrims first set up their colony and thus followed an arduous year of struggles and scarcity. However, it is believed that in 1921, the Pilgrims finally managed to have a successful harvesting season in the New World in November after learning how to plant, hunt and farm, and decided to celebrate with a three-day long feast. This celebration is said to have been attended by the local Wampanoag tribe, and thus also marks the first cordial interaction between the Natives and the Pilgrims. All of them came together to express their gratitude for the good season (and their successful survival in the New World). © Wikipedia However, what most people do not know is that in the years to follow the Pilgrims and Europeans strategically began to exterminate the Native from their land in order to colonise the better part of the land - which is known as modern day United States of America. Robert Jensen, former professor of journalism at University of Texas likens this extermination to “genocide” in this article, and states that, “While the concept of genocide, which is defined as the deliberate attempt "to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group," came into existence after World War II, it accurately describes the program that Europeans and their descendants pursued to acquire the territory that would become the United States of America.” Yet, this detail about Thanksgiving has been conveniently distorted in American history, as is the larger oral narratives and general awareness of the citizens over the span of many years. This is perhaps because the people, who knew better, wanted to do away with the knowledge of what had really conspired in the garb of Thanksgiving. The Original Menu Wasn't Just About Turkey & Pumpkin Pies Unlike what the majority believes, the original feast comprised of much more than turkey and pumpkin, while the pies weren't to make an appearance until much later. It is said that the Wampanoag tribe brought five deer to be roasted, while others showed up with wild turkey, ducks, geese, carrier pigeons, and swans. © maxpixel Culinary historians also claim that the menu also included seafood, and since it was a post-harvest celebration, nuts, corn, onions, beans, cabbage, carrots, berries, plums, grapes, and pumpkin were consumed during the celebration. Thanksgiving Wasn't A Holiday, Originally The celebration of Thanksgiving was made official after much deliberation since the celebration did not have any religious associations. According to the Telegraph, George Washington first made the National Thanksgiving Proclamation on October 3, 1789. © cz (dot) usembassy However, it was Franklin D. Roosevelt who finally set the exact date of Thanksgiving in stone. So it was decided in 1939-1941 that Thanksgiving would be a national holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year. Unlike what pop-culture wants us to believe, there are greater details that are attached to Thanksgiving that most of us are unaware of. However, we do believe in revelling in the spirit of celebrations, and thoroughly uphold the better saying 'bhavnaaon ko samjho'. So, a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating, and also to those too who aren't, because you can never be too grateful in life, can you?
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