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  1. In case you’re one of the few people who still hasn’t seen The Haunting Of Bly Minor, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. As far as a horror series goes, it certainly is one of the best ones out there, and totally binge-worthy. © Netflix For us, desi folks, the one character which stands out the most, is that of Owen Sharma, played by Rahul Kohli. Kohli is a British actor of Indian descent, and let us tell you straight away, he is a style icon in the making. © Instagram/rahulkohli13 The best thing about Rahul is that he comes across as stylish and super fashionable, without trying too hard. Here are a few pictures of him, which show why he is the Internet’s latest crush: 1. Looking Good In Uniform © Warner Bros. Television Before being cast in The Haunting Of Bly Minor, Kohli was a part of a different show called iZombie, where he played Dr Ravi Chakrabarti, a character that became so popular it developed a cult following during the show. And can you really blame fans, especially if you have a doctor, who’s this good looking? BTW, he isn’t a proper doctor, but a coroner. 2. Making Nerds Look Good © Instagram/rahulkohli13 Rahul makes geeks look good. He is a massive fan of Star Wars and has often role-played as Obi-Wan Kenobi. And can we just say, he looks absolutely stunning as Obi-Wan? In fact, we’ll go as far as to say, that he should actually be cast as Obi, if they ever make a Star Wars film with him again. 3. Versatility In Facial Hair © Netflix We know actors need to be versatile when it comes to facial hair and moustaches, but it truly is surprising just how versatile can one man be. The walrus-like pornstache or chevron moustache that Rahul has, is just the latest in a series of beard & moustache styles he has donned in the past couple of years. © Instagram/rahulkohli13 Oh, BTW, we actually like how he has gone for the ultimate 60s/70s provincial look, with this grey, woollen suit and blue bow tie. That and the moustache are really something. 4. Salt & Pepper, All The Way © Instagram/rahulkohli13 Then there is the manner in which Rahul has embraced his greys. He does make salt & pepper look good, doesn’t he? © Instagram/rahulkohli13 5. Making Double-Denims Work © Instagram/rahulkohli13 Double-denims or the idea of wearing the same coloured denim jeans and a denim jacket is a tricky one. Mainly because a lot of things can go horribly wrong. Rahul going for a very dark wash for his denims, is the right way to go. Oh, and those black, lace-up boots are just spot on. View the full article
  2. Celeb houses always provide us with ample decor inspo and this time we are crushing on R Madhavan’s sprawling house in Mumbai. The Rehna Hai Tere Dil Me actor lives with his parents, wife Sarita, and his son Vedaant in a spacious apartment in the city. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 situation, even Maddy, like many other celebrities, took to social media several times to give his fans a sneak peek at his lavish Mumbai house. The luxurious house of the actor oozes sheer elegance with interesting intricate patterns and stunning decor. View this post on InstagramWhen you can pluck part of your Breakfast from your own organic tree in Mumbai. 😀😀😀🙏🙏A post shared by (@actormaddy) Maddy’s living room, in which he is often seen chilling, is a quaint mix of soft white pastel walls, curtains with eclectic as well as monochromatic furniture, including two distinct sofa sets, brass and wooden fixtures and a dominant blue wall that really adds the elegance factor to the space. View this post on InstagramThe way my baby comes to me every morning...😘😘😘A post shared by (@actormaddy) Here's a look at the breathtaking view from his stunning terrace which is sure to have blown away the minds of many. View this post on InstagramTHANK YOU to EACH AND EVERY ONE of you who are selflessly serving and saving us .. our heartfelt gratitude love and respect to all of you and your families. May God keep all of you super safe. @narendramodi #IndiaFightsCorona #JanataCurfew #ThankYouFrontLinersA post shared by (@actormaddy) A huge dining table can be spotted in one corner of the living room which is surrounded by terrace balconies. There is also a pool table in one corner, close to the balcony where the family pluck their fruits from. Isn't that amazing? Here, take a virtual tour of Maddy’s luxurious Mumbai home in these pics and videos from his social media account below: View this post on InstagramWhen the fruit Gods are kind to you. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️A post shared by (@actormaddy) View this post on InstagramWhen organic veggies grow outside ones bedroom window...in Mumbai 😁😁😁👏👏👏...Days requirement met. 🙏🙏🙏A post shared by (@actormaddy) View this post on InstagramTHANK YOU to EACH AND EVERY ONE of you who are selflessly serving and saving us .. our heartfelt gratitude love and respect to all of you and your families. May God keep all of you super safe. @narendramodi #IndiaFightsCorona #JanataCurfew #ThankYouFrontLinersA post shared by (@actormaddy) View this post on InstagramLosing it bit by bit...A post shared by (@actormaddy) View this post on InstagramThe way my baby comes to me every morning...😘😘😘A post shared by (@actormaddy) View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@actormaddy) View this post on InstagramChilling at home post a serious scripting session. PhewA post shared by (@actormaddy) View this post on InstagramMumbai terrace has a new fruit. 🙏🙏🙏A post shared by (@actormaddy) View this post on InstagramWhen you take the job of brushing your dog a little too seriously. Crazy dog and master.😆😆😆😆❤️❤️❤️A post shared by (@actormaddy) It is always fancy to get a sneak peek into a celebrity's house as it gives us an insight on how our favourite celebrities live like, when they are not shooting. View the full article
  3. The festivities may still be quite far away but our celebrations have already begun! In case you have been living under a rock, we are talking about the MensXP Newhood Shopping Festival. Crazy discounts, festive shopping and loads of cool products, that’s what this fest is all about. A one stop destination for all your needs! Handpicked by us, these brands have the most fashionable clothing items, however, now you can finally get it all without spending big bucks! You can all get an extra 20% off on all these brands if you use the code “MNSF20”. __ECOMLOOKS__1850__ __ECOMLOOKS__1851__ __ECOMLOOKS__1852__ __ECOMLOOKS__1853__ __ECOMLOOKS__1854__ __ECOMLOOKS__1855__ __ECOMLOOKS__1856__ __ECOMLOOKS__1857__ __ECOMLOOKS__1858__ The Bottomline These aren’t the only brands with great deals; the MensXP Shop has a lot more to offer! From fashion and grooming to lifestyle products like bar accessories and party games, the MensXP Newhood Shopping Fest has some pretty cool products that you must check out! Explore More View the full article
  4. ood is a memory, a story, an intimate connection with the past, a celebration of human relationships, and sometimes, even a cinematic protagonist. © Unsplash On World Food Day today, here we have listed out some of our favourite Bollywood movies revolving around cooking, eating, and bonding over food: 1. Lunch Box © UTV Motion Pictures "Sometimes, the wrong train takes you to the right station," says Irrfan Khan's character Sajan Fernandes in the film to sum up a bond that develops over a misplaced lunchbox between two lonely people. © Netflix This 2013 film helmed by Ritesh Batra is a modern classic as it luxuriates in the healing power of cooking, eating, and sharing stories. The film was even nominated for the Best Film Not in the English Language category of the British Academy Film Awards 2015. 2. Axone © Axone/Yoodlee Films Axone, a 2020 film directed by Nicholas Khargonkar and produced by Yoodlee Films (currently streaming on Netflix), treats a north-Eastern dish and its unusually pungent aroma as a powerful statement on ethnicity, deep-rooted prejudice, and discrimination against "the other." This "other" could be anyone who does not fit in because of what she/he cooks or eats or looks like. © UTV Motion Pictures The movie begins with North-Eastern migrant Upasana (Sayani Gupta) trying to cook this rather controversial dish Axone in her Delhi home with her friends, as a special treat for her best friend’s wedding. This, however, triggers unspoken biases to come to a boiling point and something as simple as wanting to cook a special meal becomes fraught with tension and conflict. © Netflix The film treats a humble wedding feast as a turning point in the discussion about what unites us and divides us. An essential watch for the times we live in, the film also stars Vinay Pathak, Lin Laishram, Dolly Ahluwalia, Adil Hussain, Lanuakum Ao, Tenzin Dalha, and Rohan Joshi among others. 3. Bawarchi © Hrishikesh Mukherjee This 1972 Hrishikesh Mukherjee film is a classic take on the powerful influence food has on the way families function. A chaotic kitchen translates into interpersonal strife, the film seems to convey and also shows how harmonious cooking brings everyone together. This life lesson is taught to a bickering joint family by a mysterious and charismatic Bawarchi (played by Rajesh Khanna) who arrives suddenly in the household with glowing testimonials from celebrities who he claims to have worked for. © Hrishikesh Mukherjee He starts by cleaning the courtyard, chops vegetables like he is possessed, cooks vegetarian kebabs, regulates everyone's food habits, conducts music and dance sessions over the morning tea and weans off a prospective alcoholic from heavy drinking by introducing him to a chilled, lime spiked cola! 4. Chef © Yoodle Entertainment This 2017 film directed by Raja Krishna Menon was a remake of a Jon Favreau hit of the same name. Starring Saif Ali Khan in the eponymous role, the film reimagines the story of a burnt-out chef in the Indian context. We see chef Roshan (Saif) leaving New York to visit Kochi to repair his relationship with his ex-wife( Padmapriya Janakiraman) and bond with his son (Svar Kamble). © T-Series He has lost his passion for cooking and his son does not really respond to his overtures. It is at this point Roshan rediscovers that heartfelt cooking is the biggest gift one can offer to a loved one. And soon enough, he wins over his son with an irresistible "rotzza" (roti and pizza). © T-Series Soon, father and son travel together to Amritsar where Roshan had first discovered his passion for food, and life comes full circle with the father-son duo cooking together on a food truck. The film demonstrates that food speaks the language of love when words are inadequate. 5. Stanley Ka Dabba © Fox Star Studios Director Amole Gupte's 2011 offering Stanley Ka Dabba is not so much about food as it is about what food represents to a young child. It is about the longing for love, for normalcy, for a meal packed in a tiffin box by someone who cares. The story revolves around a young boy Stanley (Partho Gupte) who comes to school with a ready smile but has a heartbreaking backstory that nobody can guess. And during the recess when everyone opens their tiffin boxes, Stanley never has anything to eat. © Fox Star Studios Looming in the backdrop is an angry, greedy, rampaging teacher (Amole himself) itching to steal everyone's food, especially the students'. © Fox Star Studios Stanely somehow gets by because of the generosity of his friends and the love of his favourite teacher (Divya Dutta) but the film poignantly points out how all children deserve a lovingly cooked meal, warmth and nourishment. The film reveals who Stanley is right at the end to shake the audience up and to remind them that there are millions of Stanleys who go without food and care every day and need our help. All these films are no doubt masterpieces. Whether you love cooking or eating, these films are highly inspirational. Don’t forget to tell us in the comments below what other cooking movies are your favourite. View the full article
  5. A lot goes into the making of an impressive series or films. A great storyline, talented actors, a visionary director and a producer that shares that vision. However, one of the most underrated jobs in the film industry is that of the guy behind the camera, who goes through some pretty strenuous routines to get that ’perfect shot’. In today’s day and age, MCU products are the epitome of such “impressive films and products” and while they do have the storylines, actors, directors and producers dedicated to creating some great art, their cameramen too are nothing short of amazing. Here are 4 underrated MCU Shots For Which The Cameramen Deserve A Lot More Credit: Casino Scene - Black Panther T'Challa, Okoye and Nakia go to a South Korea casino to get their hands on Ulysses Klaw but end up getting into an ugly fight with Klaw’s thugs. One of the longest yet most brilliant shots of the series is filmed after this which shows our heroes fighting on multiple floors, multiple times in a single cut. Bucky Jumps Out Of The Building - Captain America: Civil WarAfter Steve Rogers finds Bucky hiding in Bucharest, Romania, the Winter Soldier tries to escape and ends up jumping off of his apartment and onto the roof of another building and it was easily a five-storey drop. While the stuntman playing the role of Sebastian Stan simply had to jump with the help of the harness, the camera operator had to jump right after him and somehow manage to capture all the action in perfect focus. Killmonger Walking To The Throne - Black Panther After defeating T’Challa in combat for the throne to Wakanda and tossing him off the cliff, Killmonger was set to become the king of the secretive yet highly advanced nation with a radical agenda in mind. How this was shot however remains one of the most iconic shots in the whole of Marvel Cinematic Universe. The scene begins with the camera completely inverted as Killmonger starts walking towards the through suggesting the burden of the Wakandan and American heritage he is under (hence also the mix of hip hop and African music in the background). But as he nears the throne, the camera begins to slowly rotate with the complete focus on his face, suggesting how he has turned the order of Wakanda upside down. Hallway Fight Scene - Daredevil Netflix special Daredevil is considered to be one of the best shows ever produced by the OTT platform simply as it shows the street-level problems of the MCU in a rather realistic perspective and for finally doing justice to the Matt Mardock character after the debacle that Ben Afleck’s Daredevil was. One of the most iconic scenes of the series is the famous hallway fight scene which is a single shot spanning over five minutes of extremely well choreographed, brute brawling sequence. While credit definitely has to go to all the stuntmen and actor Charlie Cox, the cameraman once again doesn’t get recognised. To make sure that he doesn’t leave any shadows on the walls, to transition smoothly between all the fights that too in a single take and still capture all the motions during the fight is simply the brilliance of the man behind the camera which must not go unnoticed. View the full article
  6. Last week, Tanishq had announced that they had big plans for their advertisements this year. Using the festive season as a major theme, Tanishq had decided to promote its collection, Ekatvam during the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. "We are using the platform of IPL for the first time to create high decibel visibility. Apart from television, we're also on print, supported by a large digital presence. So we are going to town with this campaign," Arun Narayan, VP, category, marketing & retail, Tanishq, part of Titan Company Limited had said. © Reuters This was followed by one of the first ads for the Ekatvam campaign, which, if you've been following, witnessed a series of setbacks and now, unfortunately, the video has been pulled down by Tanishq. Before we get into it if you haven't yet seen the advertisement, here's a glimpse. So Hindutva bigots have called for a boycott of ⁦@TanishqJewelry⁩ for highlighting Hindu-Muslim unity through this beautiful ad. If Hindu-Muslim “ekatvam” irks them so much, why don’t they boycott the longest surviving symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity in the world -- India? pic.twitter.com/cV0LpWzjda — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 13, 2020 Now, the latest update on this is that Tanishq explained in a statement that they had made the decision to pull down the advertisement, “keeping in mind... the well-being of our employees, partners and store staff”. The entire statement read: “The idea behind the Ekavatam campaign is to celebrate the coming together of people from different walks of life, local communities, and families during these challenging times and celebrate the beauty of oneness,” the statement said. “This film has stimulated divergent and severe reactions, contrary to its very objective.” © Tanishq But why was the advertisement so controversial in the first place? © Tanishq The 45-second ad showcased a Muslim family celebrating a traditional South Indian baby shower ceremony for pregnant daughter-in-law. The advertisement received strong backlash on Twitter and YouTube with over 99.5k posts under the #BoycottTanishq hashtag which continues to trend today. Many accused the jewellery brand of promoting ‘love jihad and ‘fake secularism’ through the advertisement. While 'Love jihad' is a term which is often thrown around, it has been, in fact, stated in the Parliament as a non-existent term by deputy Home Miniter under Amit Shah, G Kishan Reddy as of February 2020. © Reuters This is a lot like the concept of the ‘tukde tukde gang’, another term used ever so often to pinpoint someone in the corner of shame in mainstream media when, in fact, the origin doesn't seem to make much sense. The advertisement shows a kind of religious harmony which is both possible and needed in today's socio-political atmosphere. We all know people with inter-faith marriages that stand contrary to the concept of 'love jihad', in fact, positive representation like this only creates a space for dialogue. This advertisement is showing an instance that could be a reality of someone's life, in no way is it appearing to suggest that it is a norm or should be one. © Tanishq A counter-argument has been, 'why can't they reverse the scenario to show a Muslim bride in a Hindu household', however, interfaith ads have always been a subject to criticism, no matter the scenario. These include: 1. Close Up's 2018 advertisement showed two different interfaith couples in a series of advertisements that received backlash for propagating 'love jihad'. Close Up too ended up removing their ad too. © close up © close up 2. The Surf Excel Holi 2019 advertisement too played with similar themes and was trolled. The advert, however, wasn't taken down. 3. Brooke Bond Red Label Ad from 2019 showcased the story of a Muslim idol maker and a Hindu buyer who reconciled their differences over a cup of tea. 4. The KBC launch advertisement from 2014 showcased a Muslim family helping a Hindu candidate during one of his rounds on KBC. View the full article
  7. Apple is all set to unveil its shiny new iPhones tonight along with some other products. Apple's product launches, just like their products, are usually great and they get a respectable nod from enthusiasts. But as always we don't expect the iPhones to be perfect, at least when it comes to the specifications. If the new rumors are something to go by, then it looks like the new iPhones won't have high refresh-rate panels. That's right, even the new iPhone 12 series users will miss out on high refresh rate panels on their phone and will probably have to wait till the next batch of iPhones come out. I’m told that 120hz not being implemented in iPhone 12 Pro is 100% about battery life. Hardware was more than capable — but it just eats through battery, and 5G drains enough battery by itself. It was basically a choice between 120hz or 5G, and they picked 5G. Rightfully so. — Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 11, 2020 From what we've learned, it looks like Apple had to make a decision and choose between adding either 5G support or 120Hz high refresh rate panels on the new iPhones. It looks like Apple decided to go with the 5G support because all the new iPhone models, including the rumored iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, and both the iPhone 12 Pro models, will ship with 5G support out of the box. Why did Apple have to choose between the two? We think battery life is the biggest bottleneck here. Yes, Apple's A-series processors are quite efficient when it comes to battery life but there's no denying that the new iPhones are going to take a hit because of the 5G support. We can only imagine what it would've been with a 120Hz panel too. View the full article
  8. Arnab Goswami needs no introduction. It wouldn’t be wrong to call him a news anchor-turned-entertainer as in the last few months, there has been no dearth of entertainment from his end. View the full article
  9. Chennai Super Kings can’t seem to catch a break as they lose yet another close match to Kolkata Knight Riders after dominating Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in the previous match. Having said that, we have to commend CSK’s undying willingness to win at all cost, even if it meant putting their bodies on the line. During the first half of the match, two of Chennai’s fielders, namely Ravindra Jadeja and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took phenomenal catches to dismiss the KKR batsmen and in grand fashion too. Ravindra Jadeja’s Tag-Team Catch With Faf du Plessis The 11th over of the first innings, Karn Sharma lured in KKR big man Sunil Narine to swing his bat for the ropes and the Windies caught the bait. Lofting a slower one towards long-on, the ball didn’t have enough momentum to go the distance and that was all the information apex fielder Ravindra Jadeja needed to create magic. Running towards his right, Jadeja completely expanded himself towards the ball, grabbing it with both hands in the air mere inches away from the boundary line. Realising that he would end up going over the ropes, Jadeja quickly tossed the ball into Faf du Plessis’ hand who ensured that the catch was taken. No other compitition with jadeja Fabulous catch ️ pic.twitter.com/mG6EP4B9vE — ધવલ વાળા (@dhavalvala055) October 7, 2020What a catch from #Ravindrasinh jadeja from world best fielder pic.twitter.com/mCnFxlG3i0 — Rishab Singh (@RishabS98370963) October 8, 2020That brilliant catch by #Jadeja 🤙 #CSK #Yellove #WhistlePodu #WhistleFromHome #KKRvCSK pic.twitter.com/MJAgcJeStn — Nivedita (@Nivedita_tweets) October 7, 2020MS Dhoni’s Gloveless MasteryAge is just a number for MS Dhoni! Stunning Catch. #KKRvsCSK | #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/5J6riKw2ea — UrMiL07™ (@urmilpatel21) October 7, 2020 After Jadeja’s brilliance, skipper MS Dhoni had a highlight of his own in the ultimate over of the innings and proved that his age had nothing to do with his presence of mind and athleticism. Keeping the wickets with just one glove on, Dhoni gestured to his bowler Dwayne Bravo to bowl away from the wicket. Obliging to the veteran keeper, the West Indies pacer bowled towards the off stump, taking away a majority of the speed. KKR batsman Shivam Mavi attempted a strike towards on-side but failed to connect properly. Getting a thick edge off Mavi’s bat, the ball flew towards Dhoni’s right and the skipper tried to collect it with the gloveless hand. The ball bounced off the surface but Dhoni had his eyes set on it and followed it further down the field to successfully secure the catch. With this catch, Dhoni also became the wicket-keeper with most catches in the IPL surpassing Dinesh Karthik. What a catch from mahi sir Age is temporary but the passion is permanent There is no age limit for wonders it's only mind power and passion needed to make wonders on the field Dhoni and AB D are both good in form after retirement from cricket @msdhoni @ABdeVilliers17 pic.twitter.com/THHObBoKSg — Sai vinay (@vinaykohli18_20) October 8, 2020#NOWISWOW Dhoni’s catch To Dismiss Mavi in the final over was incredible Despite keeping for 19 overs He made amazing full-length dive & send Shivam Mavi for a duck. — rashneet saluja (@RashneetS) October 8, 2020Super catch by MS Dhoni, age no matters. — Vidya Choudhary (@VidyaCh91285669) October 8, 2020What a catch by Mahendra Singh DHONI. #KKRvCSK#Dhoni#KKRvsCSK#ThalaDhoni #Dhoni #CSKvsKKR@msdhoni #IPL2020 #CSK pic.twitter.com/b5boPEigxO — Vrushhali Bharat. (@vrushhalibharat) October 8, 2020While one catch displayed the brilliance of Ravindra Jadeja, who is at the peak of his physical and mental fitness, doing what he does best, the other catch proved that there are certain exceptions like MS Dhoni who continue to create wonders regardless of their age. View the full article
  10. This new exciting month of October brings in the festive cheer, pumpkin spiced latte and some new movies and shows along with itself. Here are seven recommendations for this month which should be on your watch list: 1. Khaali PeeliThe Ananya Pandey-Ishaan Khattar starrer has already been released on Zee Plex and the common sentiment for this one is that while one might not pay for this at a theatre, it is a good ‘masala’ flick to stream on TV. 2. Serious MenWhile the title has ‘serious’ in it, this comedy drama is helmed by Sudhir Mishra and stars Nawazuddin in the lead. The movie follows a father who wants to capitalize his son’s newfound fame as a boy-genius. 3. Ginny Weds SunnyIf a romcom is on your mind, then stream Netflix this weekend and catch a guy who is trying hard to woo his crush to marry him. It releases on October 9. 4. Bigg Boss 14That one show which is hated and loved in equal measure but watched by people across India. Stream on Voot and let the drama begin. 5. Mirzapur 2Kaleen Bhaiya is all set to come back on October 23 on Prime Video and we are excited to let some more action unfold. 6. Haunting Of Bly ManorMy personal favourite from the list has to be this crazy horror series which wowed us all back in 2018 with some crazy plot twists. Set your date from the 9th of this month right away! 7. The Mandalorian Season 2This season will continue following the journey of the Mandalorian and the Child as they pave their way post the collapse of the Galactic Empire. Stream it on Disney Hotstar from October 30. View the full article
  11. Up until a few years ago, Bollywood didn’t do a lot of war films, and even the ones that they did, didn’t quite come close to those classics many of us had grown up watching and taking pride in. One name that’s become synonymous with this genre of cinema is none other than that of JP Dutta who has given us and the Indian diaspora elsewhere, some of the most memorable war and period dramas of all time. With a career spanning over three decades and 10 films under his name, this man has managed to establish himself as one of the best in the field and these five of his classic creations are proof of his outstanding craftsmanship. 1. BorderWe cannot possibly think of a person who has never watched this movie, or listened to its iconic songs or heard someone else mention the greatness of this film. With a powerful ensemble cast, excellent screenplay and storytelling, this one is by far one of JP Dutta’s greatest creations. 2. Refugee JP Dutta was the man who gave us a period drama which became the debut film of two of Bollywood biggest star kids, Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor. The music from this movie became superhit too, although the film itself was nothing compared to Dutta’s last hit. Still, many have loved the story as well as AB Jr and Kareena’s performance in the film. 3. LOC KargilAnother action-packed, well-made war film by JP Dutta, this one was based on the 1999 Kargil War. The soundtrack was created by the same set of people behind Border, and surely the music spoke for itself. When it came to the performance and cinematography, the audience couldn’t help praising Dutta for his portrayal of a soldier’s life and sacrifices. 4. Umrao JaanWho hadn’t fallen in love with the sheer beauty of this film? Based on the novel Umrao Jaan Ada, it could only have been Aishwarya who could take up the challenge of reviving an iconic figure like that of Umrao Jaan’s on the silver screen after Rekha. Right from the performances, the dance sequences and songs, this one was an absolute gem! 5. PaltanOne of the most recent creations by JP Dutta, this 2018 film came after a gap of 12 years and although it may not have been able to create as many waves as his previous films, those who watched it called it a hit. People loved how Dutta brought forth the tales of bravery from the Nathu La and Cho La clashes of 1967. Despite the long run-time, the film promises good action, convincing performances and loads of information. View the full article
  12. There are multiple reasons why a film does not work at the box office. It's not always because of bad writing or bad ideas. Terrible execution of the ideas also can be the reason why a film won't fair well at the box office. Here, we look at 6 films with great plotlines and terrible execution: 1. Baar Baar Dekho © Dharma Productions Produced under Dharma Productions, the film follows the life of Jai Verma who travels into the future only to find his life is in complete shambles. Another time-play that could've worked extremely well had it not been for the slow direction and loopholes in the story. This became the reason why the film tanked at the box office. 2. Mr. X © Vishesh Films Based on the concept of an invisible man, the film too could've explored with the strong concept it holds. However cringe-worthy scenes like the one wherein Emraan Hashmi has *** in the pool as an invisible man, made the film a lost cause. 3. Dhoom 3 © Yash Raj Films A rip-off of Nolan's Prestige, Dhoom 3's plotline is heavily inspired by the former. What makes it worse if the fact that unlike Dhoom's predecessors, the film is not able to make the heist a thrilling one in the third sequel of the film. 4. Ra. One © Red Chillies Entertainment The Shah Rukh Khan-starrer has a rather intriguing plotline wherein, Shekhar, a gaming programmer, creates an invincible virtual character called Ra. One that transcends to the real world. The film had great potential, with the new-age tech and larger-than-life graphics. However, a slow-moving plotline made it a difficult watch for a lot of people. 5. Zero © Red Chillies Entertainment Bauua, a person of short stature, falls in love with Aafia, a scientist suffering from cerebral palsy. The film follows his journey as he gets rejected by her. With a unique narrative, there was so much potential in the film that could've been explored but too many elements instead made it a mess. 6. Love Story 2050 © Baweja Films Set against a futuristic backdrop in the year 2050, Karan and Sana fall in love. However, she tragically dies in an accident and Karan decides to go forward in time and save her. In the three-hour-long movie, the direction barely made any sense making it a huge failure at the box office. View the full article
  13. Indian filmmakers do not make that many films on superheroes and there is a very good reason for that - we simply do not know how to make good superhero films. © ALT Entertainment The only worthwhile superhero films that one can think of, are Krrish, starring Hrithik Roshan and Robot, starring Rajinikanth. And do consider the fact that these films came out almost a decade ago. © Yash Raj Films Just take a good, hard look at the costumes of some of the “superhero” films we have made over the years, and you’ll get why we struggle with superhero films. If we can’t get the costume right, is it any wonder that we make terrible superhero films? 1. Kanthaswamy © Kalaipuli Internationals Don’t get us wrong, Vikram is a superb actor. However, his costume in Kanthaswamy as a superhero was a disaster. The costume looks like it was picked up from a South American carnival or something. And seriously, what’s with all those feathers? 2. Ra.One © Red Chillies Entertainment No matter how much you try to defend Ra.One, you simply cannot defend Shah Rukh Khan’s costume in that film. Perhaps for the first time ever, the baddy in a superhero film was better dressed and had a better costume than the hero. Even in the digital renders of the poster, Shah Rukh’s costume looked like a badly made mix of Iron Man’s the suit, mixed with Aquaman’s suit, and a few visual cues from Cyborg from DC. 3. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero © Viral Bhayani People have called Bhavesh Joshi Superhero a badly and cheaply made superhero, and we get why. Consider this - so bad is the costume, that the filmmakers did not show the entirety of the costume in any frame from the film. The ‘costume’ consists of a badly made mask with LED lights for eyes, and track jacket and cargo pants - that’s it. 4. A Flying Jatt © ALT Entertainment Tiger Shroff’s Costume in A Flying Jatt wasn’t the worst thing we ever saw, but it definitely wasn’t good either. It looked like someone took Sonic the Hedgehog, and tried to “make it Indian.” And don’t go by the posters, for the costume looks better in them. Low budget television shows have had better costumes. It looks as if Tiger’s costume was made from a blue tarpaulin sheet. 5. Superhero Singh © Balaji Motion Pictures Starring Diljit Dosanjh, Superhero Singh was actually quite a funny movie. However, we would say calling it a superhero film would be a bit of a stretch. First of all, what is that mask that he’s wearing? It looks like it was made from the scraps that were left over after making Krrish’s mask. 6. Superman © Eros Oh yes, we have made a blatant copy of the 1978 Superman. Apart from the plot, story and dialogues, we also copied the costume that was made for the film. If you ever make the mistake of seeing the film, you’ll realise that perhaps the costumer makers were unaware of the concept of alterations and fittings. 7. Ajooba © Aasia Films Pvt. Ltd. Amitabh Bachchan’s Ajooba was a disaster at the box office. But an even bigger disaster than the film was Amitabh Bachchan’s costume, which is surprising, given that he is known for having an immaculate sense of style and fashion. His costume in the film looks like a mix between Hawkeye, Hatim, & He-Man. We’re pretty sure that we have missed some other “marvels” of filmmaking in this list. Do let us know if you can think of some, which we have missed out. View the full article
  14. Date nights during this ongoing pandemic can sometimes be tricky if distance is the dampener. While going out for movies is a luxury we all have forgotten and also crave, thanks to the magic of the internet, it is still possible to catch a movie with bae while you both are miles apart. Here are some romantic Punjabi movies which are easy to understand and also easily available on OTT platforms for the next date night: 1. SufnaThe last 2 years have seen Punjabi star Ammy Virk rise up high in terms of his music, selection of movies and his highly anticipated Bollywood debut in 83. Sufna is a very simple, sweet love story between two people struggling with their own circumstances and dreaming of being with each other. A really good pick for that movie date night. 2. Laung LaachiIf you haven’t watched the movie then you obviously have heard this song and danced to it at some point of time last year. Starring the gorgeous Neeru Bajwa in the lead role, this is a simple tale of a woman and a man trying to make sense of life after an arranged marriage gets them together. The husband tries to woo his wife and help her chase all her dreams. This movie is a good reminder that dreams that are fulfilled together, bring two people closer than ever. 3. QismatI like to call it the Punjabi version of Rockstar , or something on those lines at least. The fact that a super hit song inspired the makers to plan and produce a whole movie is proof enough that besides being a wonderfully made movie, the songs of this film are something that need to be on your playlist. 4. AfsarAnother innocent tale of two people trying to get together in a world full of people with cruel intentions. This is an old-school romance movie and hence it is perfect to watch it with bae when all you want is some mush with that tub of popcorn. 5. Manje BistreThis two part romcom stars Gippy Grewal and Sonam Bajwa in the lead roles. The romantic tale follows a man who falls for his sister’s friend while she is already engaged to another man. A lot of confusion follows as love blossoms in between. View the full article
  15. Thrillers always make for an enticing watch when the mind is running amok, given how a good rom-com just does not cut it and watching comedy doesn't suffice either. Whenever I want to exercise my mind a little bit, watching a good thriller helps a lot. While shiny expensive cars, a big ensemble cast, magnificent locations definitely add on to the aesthetics, a good storyline doesn’t need all that jazz. Here are 5 underrated Bollywood thrillers which managed to keep us hooked more than any big-budget blockbuster did: 1. 13B Probably one of the most underrated movies of all time, this thriller is a must-watch if you still haven’t given yourself the opportunity to be enticed by a good story. © Big Pictures The film follows a family which moves into a new apartment but suddenly things start going awry. Watch it for the gripping scenes. Also, with a budget of merely Rs 6 crores, this film is insanely well-made. 2. Manorama Six Feet Under With a budget of around Rs 13.4 crores, the movie follows the story of a woman named Manorama who requests an officer (played by Abhay Deol) to find proof of her husband’s extramarital affair. © Shemaroo Entertainment However, when the investigation begins, the officer ends up digging way more than just this one truth. 3. Samay One often wonders how much does it take to make a good movie. Well, for this Sushmita Sen-starring thriller, a budget of less than Rs 4 crores proved that a strong script can manifest regardless of the money. © iDream Productions The plot follows an ACP who is trying to unravel the murder mysteries in town and looks for the serial killer behind them. 4. Kahani Trust Vidya Balan to work and deliver excellence on any script she chooses. The first instalment of this two-part movie franchise was a super hit and fantastically directed. © Boundscript Motion Pictures Vidya plays a pregnant woman who is looking for her lost husband in the streets of Kolkata. With many more strong performances thrown in together, this thriller kept everyone on the edge of their seats right till the end. Oh also, all of this was made under Rs 8 crores. 5. Badla You’d think that with Big B’s name attached to a movie, the budget would be crazy high. Not really. This crime thriller was the surprise package of 2019 which had no fancy backdrops, no extensive ensemble star cast and yet, managed to leave a strong mark on the minds of the audience. With a budget of Rs 10 crores, this film gets a little predictable in some parts but always leaves you wanting more, courtesy the strong performances of Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu. View the full article
  16. A name that easily pops up at the mention of ‘most-loved Indian’ has Mr Ratan Tata’s. Indians, both young and old, admire this 82-year-old business tycoon for a reason. Mr Tata is not only known for his remarkable business foresight, but the visionary leader is also loved for his humility and kindness which even massive success and fame couldn’t corrupt. © Instagram Ratan Tata On multiple occasions, Mr Tata has proven that he continues to lead a dignified life without backing down on his ideals and one that is based on empathy and goodwill. Hours ago, Mr Tata yet again proved all of this to be true when he took to his Instagram account to respond to some questions asked by his followers for a Q&A. © Instagram Ratan Tata While some questions were personal, a few insightful and others came packed with wisdom this good-natured man happily shared with the world. Here are 5 such responses Mr Tata gave which prove he truly is a great personality with a simple approach towards life and a heart of gold. 1. The Art Of ‘Playing Fair’ © Instagram Ratan Tata One of the major things that stood out to me about Mr Tata’s responses was this one wherein his ethics and game plan as a business was laid bare by a simple question. It’s a rather simple and yet poignant question - how does one compete when others don’t play fair. Mr Tata gives the best response when he suggests that one can still be doing their very best as long as they stay true to those who believe in them and deliver in fairness to those who support their vision. 2. The Variable Of ‘Contentment’ © Instagram Ratan Tata I guess a lot of people could relate to this one because a lot of times we find ourselves not living the dream we had set out to achieve. What happens next is that we “settle” for less, and as is pretty obvious in this case, we are never really at peace with it and seek approval from others to feel okay. But one look at Mr Tata’s response and we know that as long as we are not “truly content” with the decision to settle for less, it’s never really okay. Although, sometimes many people do find contentment in settling for less, no matter how rare. 3. A Yogic State Of Mind © Instagram Ratan Tata A rather unusual question, but we’re glad somebody asked because now we know that despite being one of the busiest men in the country, 82-year-old Mr Tata still takes out the time to do yoga every evening. What does it have to do with Mr Tata or leading a successful life? Well, we all know the wonders a healthy mind and body can do, and Mr Tata has just proven that unless we’re taking the time to step back, indulge in routine self-care practices and recentre ourselves everyday, new ideas, better solutions, valuable insights and greater success may continue to evade us. 4. Dog’s The Way © Instagram Ratan Tata Anybody who has been following Mr Tata, even for the shortest time, probably knows about his love for dogs. So when asked about the kind of relationship he shares with his furry friends, Mr Tata said it’s a “bond that expects nothing from the other except love and affection.” Why is this important? Because a person who can selflessly love and care for another without expecting anything in return, is a glimpse of a great human being and leader who is completely invested in not only the company but also the future of all those people who work everyday to make that company great and successful. 5. The ‘Ultimate’ Goal To Aspire For © Instagram Ratan Tata This one was a weighted question for a lot of reasons, but Mr Tata chose to give a simple answer which still held a lot of value. When asked what he ultimately wants to be remembered for, Mr Tata said “for making a difference perhaps.” Isn’t this exactly the kind of thing that binds together all the great human beings the world has seen? Yes, making money and being successful as a businessman is a great goal to chase, but that can’t be the ultimate goal. The ultimate goal should always be to utilise the success, money and power to make a difference to the lives of those who may not be as fortunate as you. For instance, when asked about what his dream project is, Mr Tata said it is to “attack malnutrition in infants across India” and he has been doing his bit to make a difference in this regard through measures such as Tata Trusts’ Making It Happen initiative which is tackling malnutrition in mothers and children in Andhra Pradesh, apart from also supporting various charities and giving wings to a number of youngsters who dared to dream. Truly a visionary and inspiration, isn’t he? View the full article
  17. Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut has been making headlines almost every other day for several reasons including pointing fingers at the apparent consumption of drugs in the Bollywood industry, nepotism, bullying of newcomers and rivalries in Bollywood- which she believes had a role in Sushant Singh Rajput's death. © Kangana Ranaut/Twitter Her latest headline-making news came after she called Mumbai “Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir” which didn’t go down well with many people on social media including her colleagues from the industry. And now, the Queen actress has been granted Y-plus category security by the Union Home Ministry ahead of her Mumbai visit on September 9 amid an escalating war of words between the actor and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut given Y+ category security by central agencies: officials — Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 7, 2020 Here are 5 things to know about this latest development: 1. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been asked to take over Kangana Ranaut’s security. Officials said the decision was taken after a threat perception was carried out, and the Himachal Pradesh government also approached the ministry, reports state. 2. Under the Y-plus category, the 33-year-old actor will have 10 to 11 armed commandos guarding her in three shifts, with two or three Personnel Security Officers (PSOs) accompanying her round the clock and one security personnel deployed at her residence. 3. The verbal feud between the actor and Shiv Sena leader started after her “Mumbai feeling like Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir” comment last Thursday, which didn’t go down well with many people on social media as well as her industry colleagues. In fact, Kangana had also said that she feared the Mumbai Police more than what she has dubbed as “movie mafia”. © Kangana Ranaut/Twitter 4. In the wake of this ongoing feud, Raut had hit back in Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana, asking Kangana not to return to Mumbai for criticising Mumbai Police. He had written in his editorial, “This issue concerns the pride of Maharashtra and there will be no compromise on this front. Ranaut needs to apologise for her PoK remarks or she will face the music from our women’s wing.” 5. However, refusing to back down, Kangana said she will return to Mumbai on September 9 and further said that Raut is “not Maharashtra”. “Your people are threatening me, still, I’ll come to Mumbai on September 9,” she said in a video message on Sunday. © Instagram/ Kangana Ranaut “Mr Sanjay Raut, you called me ‘haramkhor ladki’. You know how many girls are raped every day in the country, how many of them are tortured and killed - sometimes by their own husbands. And you know who is responsible for all this? It is this mindset which you very shamelessly displayed in front of the entire country. The daughters of this country will never forgive you,” the actor had said. People on social media had mixed reactions to this: Bravo India, taking good care of the girl child. An RS seat is forthcoming I guess. — Subbarao Chavali (@CSRao73) September 7, 2020 Dolly bindra, Rakhi Sawant, and others to stage a protest against this decision. They think they deserve it more than kangana. They were the original drama queen long before kangana stoop to that level. ~From pliable sources — Mr.Fixit (@yippeekiyay_dk) September 7, 2020 Dar Amir ko lag raha hai Security Kangana ko de rahe hai. Fascist Modi. — Karan Singh (@singhkaran29) September 7, 2020 Congratulations all taxpayers . This is how your hard earned money is wasted. But Govt doesn’t have money for building education and healthcare infra in India. — #Economist (@_AamEconomist) September 7, 2020 What a good use of the taxpayer’s money! — mac@roon (@dr_madras) September 7, 2020 She compared Mumbai with POK...ab kyu aa rahi hai POK me — Parag_013 (@parag_sugaonkar) September 7, 2020 Shame on Maharashtra — k_s_umesh (@ksumesh954) September 7, 2020 Meanwhile, the actress has thanked Home Minister Amit Shah for the security being provided to her. ये प्रमाण है की अब किसी देशभक्त आवाज़ को कोई फ़ासीवादी नहीं कुचल सकेगा,मैं @AmitShah जी की आभारी हूँ वो चाहते तो हालातों के चलते मुझे कुछ दिन बाद मुंबई जाने की सलाह देते मगर उन्होंने भारत की एक बेटी के वचनों का मान रखा, हमारे स्वाभिमान और आत्मसम्मान की लाज रखी, जय हिंद https://t.co/VSbZMG66LT — Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 7, 2020 Currently, Kangana is at her family home in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. On Sunday, the actor’s father had written to the Himachal Pradesh government, requesting security for her owing to the current tense scenario. "Kangana Ranaut's father has given in writing asking for police protection. I also spoke to her sister yesterday. The Director-General of Police has been directed in this regard and she will be provided security here. We are discussing what can be done to provide security to her outside the state as she is leaving for Mumbai on September 9," Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had said. (with inputs from PTI) View the full article
  18. Dell makes some of the best laptops on the market. From budget options to the most premium and expensive, unit, they've got it all. Today, we'll be taking a look at the Dell G5, which we think is a great laptop for most people. We think it's a solid machine for the price We've been using it for quite some time now as our daily driver and here's what we think about it: Design & Build Quality © Dell G5 The Dell G5 is one of those laptops that we think is perfect for both gaming and work. And it shows in its design too. It's not one of those obnoxious-looking gaming notebooks. But at the same time, it doesn't look like one of those boring notebooks that you'd use at work. We think it's got the right aesthetics for work and play. The chassis is made out of plastic but it's still got quite a bit of weight to it. The display hinge is at the centre and it's flanked by two output vents. We're not a huge fan of this kind of centred hinge but it'll last. © Dell G5 It also has enough I/O ports so we don't have much to complain there either. You'll find a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, charger input, and a USB Type-C connector on the left. On the right, there's a pair of USB 3.0 ports, a full-sized SD reader, and the headset jack. Overall, we think that the Dell G5 has a really good design and build quality. © Dell G5 DisplayThe model which we reviewed had a 15-inch 1080p IPS panel with support for up to 60Hz refresh rate. 60Hz will definitely get the job done but we'd love to see a higher refresh rate panel next time even on the base variant. That's because the hardware is definitely capable of pushing more than 60fps. © Dell G5 That being said, the 1080p panel is good. It's got decent brightness and has good colour accuracy. We did spend a lot of time playing games and watching movies and shows, and it was quite usable at all times with no complaints. Keyboard & TouchpadThe Dell G5 has a good keyboard and trackpad combo. The keyboard has four bright RGB lighting zones that can be easily controlled and it looks pretty cool too. The keys have a good amount of key travel and we had a great time typing on it. We think the trackpad is oddly placed but it'll definitely get the job done. © Dell G5 PerformanceThe unit which we got for review was powered by Intel's 10th gen Core i5 processor. It was coupled with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD. For graphics, our unit had a GTX 1650Ti. We were able to do some light gaming on it and play titles like Valorant, Apex Legends, and the newly launched Fall Guys. © Dell G5 The GTX 1650Ti is not going to get you incredible results but it's good enough for your basic gaming needs. It's an entry-level GPU, so don't expect the laptop to push any heavy, graphics-intensive titles. Besides gaming, the laptop performed pretty well other tasks too. We used it extensively for our day-to-day work and we had no issues whatsoever. It's very reliable. Battery LifeWe think the battery life is where this laptop failed to get good numbers. It's not bad but we were only able to get about 5 hours usage in a single charge which isn't commendable at all. This is a bummer because a lot of laptops these days last longer than that. You won't have any issues if you're always hugging a socket though. The Final SayOverall, we think the Dell G5 is a really good machine. It's perfect for light gaming as well as very reliable for day-to-day work too. If you're in the market for a laptop under Rs 85,000, then we think the Dell G5 is a great option. View the full article
  19. The royalty sure know how to live a luxe life. Not only their lifestyle, but every other component of their life, including their royal abode calls for a second look. The same could be said for the mansion which belonged to the son of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire in the 19th century. © Rediff-Beauchamp Estates Such is the charm of this mansion located in the heart of London, that it has been put up for sale for a whopping 15.5 million pounds or Rs 151 crore! What makes this mansion historically and culturally invaluable? Let’s find out. © Rediff-Beauchamp Estates 1. This mansion served as the former family home of Maharaja Duleep Singh's son Prince Victor Albert Jay Duleep Singh, which was presented to him as a marital home. 2. Maharaja Ranjeet Singh’s youngest son Duleep Singh was the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire but was exiled to England after the British took it over from him. © TOI 3. Maharaja Duleep Singh’s eldest son, Prince Victor, was born in 1866 in London where Queen Victoria was his godmother. Years later, he had a mixed-race marriage to Lady Anne Coventry, the daughter of the 9th Earl of Coventry. 4. Reportedly, the mansion was purchased by the East India Company once construction was completed in 1868. It was then registered as an investment property which was to be leased for rental income. The East India Company had leased the property to the Duleep Singh family for a token peppercorn rent. © Rediff-Beauchamp Estates 5. The mansion is located in The Little Boltons which is considered to be one of the most sought-after residential areas in south-west Kensington. 6. It is a 5,613-square-feet Italianate-style villa, with two large roof terraces, two formal reception rooms, an informal family room, a family kitchen and breakfast room, five bedrooms, including a "sumptuous" principal bedroom suite, a gymnasium and two staff bedrooms. © Rediff-Beauchamp Estates 7. The mansion is said to have been designed keeping in mind great proportions and benefits which include features such as high ceilings, large living spaces and a 52 ft rear garden, amongst other things. 8. Upon Prince Victor’s death 1918 in Monaco, his widow Anne continued to live in The Little Boltons mansion until her death in 1956. 9. After it went into private ownership, the semi-detached villa was refurbished and modernised in 2010. View the full article
  20. What if we tell you there is one place on this planet that is completely safe from COVID-19? Don’t believe us? Well, it looks like self-styled godman Nithyananda’s own country on an island off Ecuador called “Kailaasa” is one such place. *crying inside* Yes, he has his own country now. It is located on South America's west coast, near Trinidad and Tobago. He had last year fled India to Ecuador via Nepal. © Twitter Here we have listed out some of the lesser-known interesting facts about this country on an island off Ecuador: 1. Kailaasa has its website and according to that, the country will revive an ‘enlightened civilisation’ as the only Hindu nation. It claims that the country has been created by dispossessed Hindus from around the world “who lost the right to practice Hinduism authentically in their own countries”. © kailaasa 3. The website also claims it stands for universal free healthcare, free education, free food and revival of a “temple-based lifestyle”. View the full article
  21. Mobile phones were not what they used to be back in the day. With very limited features and availability, it's safe to say that it wasn't a saturated market like it is today. It also encouraged a lot of manufacturers to come up with different, bold, and unique designs for their phones. Well, some of them were better than the others, of course. But we recently came across some very weird looking phones that made us wonder why do they even exist. On top of that, they turned out to be super expensive too. So, here are 5 ugly yet expensive phones - 1. Siemens Xelibri 6 © Siemens This particular phone was announced back in 2003. As you can see, it was targeted at women. The phone, well, it looks like a makeup case and sports two mirrors for makeup on the go. The keys were weirdly placed and the screen was just too small. Also, a version of this phone was priced at a whopping $300,000, which is absolutely insane. 2. Motorola StarTac Rainbow © YouTube/Nathan Barnatt Umm, this one looks like a kid's phone that you'd get for free, doesn't it? Yes, some people are into lively colours, but this legit looks like a toy rather than a phone. It looks super cheap but it was launched at over $1,000 back in the day. For the same price, you'd now get an iPhone 11 Pro. 3. F88 Wrist Phone © Ideaholic Do we even have to say anything after looking at this? So, it's a phone that you wear on your wrist and it's got a number pad that's integrated into the strap. There's also an antenna on the top. It was launched at around 8,888Yuan which roughly translates to around Rs 96,000. 4. Goldvish Le Million © YouTube/Goldvish Le Million We featured this phone in our list of the most expensive phones too, but just look at it. It looks very fancy with all the crystals, but isn't it ugly? Why would anyone in their right minds use it today? It was valued at $1.3 million, so there was clearly something about it that made people go crazy. 5. Motorola V100 © Motorola Last but not the least, we have the Motorola V100. It's not the first time we're seeing a design like this, but it's definitely the first time we're seeing a phone with this design. It looks like a toy calculator with a QWERTY keyboard that's uncomfortable to type. It also had a transparent body that made it looks worse. View the full article
  22. We know that our cricketers love to spend some really good money on their watches, especially, the younger lot. People like Hardik & Krunal Pandya, have often been spotted wearing timepieces that are more expensive than 3-4 BHK flats in New Delhi. Others like MS Dhoni, like to keep things simple, but elegant. © Twitter/yuzi_chahal A few days back the 30-year-old spinner and former chess player announced that he got engaged to Dhanashree Verma, a choreographer and one of the most widely followed dance instructors on YouTube. © Twitter/yuzi_chahal Chahal got engaged in a simplistic, but elegantly embroidered set of kurta & pyjama. He paired the outfit with a very elegant pair of maroon loafers. Classy, simple and very tasteful, if you ask us.However, the highlight of the outfit was the watch that Yuzvendra is seen wearing. © Rolex Representational Image. Yuzvendra is wearing the Oyster Datejust with a slate grey face. The “oystersteel” & gold watch has a fluted bezel as opposed to a plain one. It also has Rolex’s jubilee chain-strap, and a slate grey face. All these customisations set the price at about Rs 8.67 Lakhs. © PrestigeTime All in all, Yuzvendra has a great horological sense. Way to go Yuzi, we hope you surprise us with tons of other elegant and distinguished timepieces. View the full article
  23. Amitabh Bachchan, 77, is currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital after he got tested positive on Saturday. The Bollywood’s megastar has actively been sharing posts on social media expressing gratitude to his fans from across the globe for constantly sending in love and wishes for his speedy recovery. T 3596 - I receive all your blessings and love and prayers for our well being .. on sms, on whatsapp, on insta on Blog .. and all possible social media .. my gratitude has no bounds .. Hospital protocol is restrictive, i cannot say more .. Love ️ — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 16, 2020 Recently, Big B also took to his Twitter account to thank doctors and nurses for their selfless service during this difficult time. After Amitabh, his son and actor Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan also tested positive for coronavirus. While Aishwarya and Aradhya are home quarantined, Abhishek is admitted with Amitabh in the same hospital. Meanwhile all four bungalows owned by Amitabh Bachchan - Pratiksha, Janak, Vatsa and Jalsa (where the actor lives with his family) - were sealed off by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Here’s a sneak peek at Amitabh Bachchan’s Rs 100-crore Jalsa in Mumbai which is also one of the popular tourist attractions in the city: View this post on Instagram“मैं जला हृदय में अग्नि , दहा करता हूँ , सुख दुःख दोनों में मग्न रहा करता हूँ ; जग भव-सागर तरने को नाव बनाये , मैं भव -मौजों पर मस्त बहा करता हूँ “ ~ हरिवंश राय बच्चन … burn I the fire in my heart and burn within ; happy and content in the joyous modes of both sorrow and happiness ; the world doth build that boat for me to cross the seas ; but I do flow on my own among the waves that life creates in joyful ebullience …A post shared by (@amitabhbachchan) © © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan © Instagram/amitabhbachchan View the full article
  24. Sushant Singh Rajput is no more and has left all his near and dear ones devastated and questioning why he took such a drastic step of claiming his own life. While there are many speculations around the untimely and tragic demise, we need to remember him as a man who was positive and did bring in a positive aura in people who he met when he was alive. When he was alive, he touched many hearts with his vibes and positive energy. Well, his school friends are still processing this news that he is no more. © MensXP His school friend Arti Batra told IANS that Sushant was a complete package and was a fun-loving guy who was emotional in his approach. She also added that he was attached to all the people who he considered his close friends. In an interview with IANS, Sushant Singh Rajputâs school friend shared some unheard stories proving the fact that he was a positive soul. © IANS 1. Never Took Stress To His HeadWell, Arti told the agency that he was someone who never took the stress and took things lightly. His teachers too were fond of him and he never refrained himself from doing mischief back at school. For the uninitiated, Sushant studied in St. Karen's High School in Patna, and for higher studies, he attended Kulachi Hansraj Model School in Delhi. âI met Sushant for the first time in standard XI. He came as a new student. It was totally different with him. We went on to become good friends. He was a fun person. I was very serious in studies and he used to take things lightly. Not that he ignored studies, but he never took stress to his head. Sushant was a complete package. He was good at studies, he used to do mischievous things at school. The teachers were really fond of him. He was an all-rounder,â she told the leading agency. 2. He Knew He Will Make It BigShe told how Sushant was one confident human being who somewhere knew he would make it big. Citing one incident from school days, she said, âIt was our farewell day and I was feeling a bit low. I remember there were engineering coaching centre people who had come to our school and given us sample papers in brown envelopes. Sushant sat next to me. He looked at me and took my envelope and wrote, âLots of love, Sushant' on it.â She added, âI was annoyed because he had ruined my envelope by writing his name on it, and asked him to give me his envelope and take mine. That was when he gave the funny response, ârakh le, baad mein line mein khade hone ke baad bhi kya pata na mile'. And he actually proved it. He did everything to fulfil his dreams. I am super proud of him. I still have that brown envelope. It's my precious memory of Sushant.â © IANS 3. Sushant Was Gutsy And HardworkingArti revealed that he dropped a year post 12th to make it to an esteemed engineering college. âAfter standard XII, he dropped a year to prepare for the entrance exams for DCE. When he tried for the first time, he was not able to crack it. His mother passed away the same year and he was very much attached to his mom. He then studied a lot and the next year he cracked the entrance exam and got admission into DCE. He had a ânever give up' attitude. His dedication inspired me a lot," she added. 4. He Was âYaaron Ka YaarâShe told the leading agency that how he believed in quality over quantity and how he travelled to Ujjain to meet a friend Navya just to meet and inform that he will be quitting engineering and will be joining the field of entertainment. She told how she reacted when Sushant broke this big news to her. Recalling the good old days, she said, âSushant believed in quality over quantity. He did not have many friends but was very deeply attached to the people he treated as his close ones. I guess only Navya and I were in touch with him post-school. So, suddenly one day Sushant contacted me and told me that he was thinking of quitting engineering. I was shocked to hear his decision because it was his dream to get into DCE. âPagal ho Gaya hai (have you lost it)?' was my instant response. But he was adamant. Navya's reaction had been the same as mine. But Sushant was a hard-working person.â She also added, âI remember when he joined Shiamak Davar's dance troupe before becoming an actor and got the chance to be a part of 2006 CWG gala, he called me. He was so excited and happy as he performed along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.â 5. Habit Of Changing NumbersFor those who have known Sushant, they know this particular habit of him changing his numbers quite often. I also have 4 numbers saved under his name. Arti too shed light on this habit and said that they once fought on it and he promised that he will keep in touch as he remembers the numbers of his close friends. She said, âSushant used to change his phone number frequently. Navya and I really used to track him on several social media applications. Once, I even fought with him for his habit of changing numbers. He laughed and said, âmujhe tera number yaad hai, tu mat change kario (I know your number, you don't change it). I will contact you.â She added, âThe last time I spoke to him was in 2017. He told me that he was planning to come to Delhi and meet me. It never happened owing to our busy schedules. Also, we used to think that, being a big celebrity now, he will contact us on his own whenever he gets the time. Now I feel that way was wrong. I regret not calling him and not staying in touch with him regularly.â © MensXP In the end, she added that she canât believe that he could ever take such a step. âI never thought Sushant would take such an extreme step in life. I still can't believe this has happened. He was a very positive person," Arti concluded. Sushantâs untimely demise is more of a personal loss for a lot of people who had the privilege of calling him their âfriendâ. All his loved ones pray for his happiness and peace and until we meet again, we will keep him alive in our memories. View the full article
  25. Google CEO Sundar Pichai who was named as one of the Worldâs Most Reputable CEOs by Forbes in 2018, would have never imagined making it to such a reputable list, let alone becoming the CEO of one of Big Four tech giants of the world 27 years ago when he first set foot in the USA as Pichai Sundararajan. As a young man in his early 20s, Pichai had arrived in the US to pursue his Masters at the prestigious Stanford University, an opportunity that would go on to change his lifeâs trajectory and cost his family an entire yearâs worth of income. © Reuters Despite his humble beginnings, Sundar Pichai went on to write his future on his own terms, and revolutionised the world by changing how people interacted with technology using the internet and Google products that would become survival essentials in the future. But here are 10 other things about Sundar Pichaiâs humble beginnings which prove that strong intent and sincere hard work will always be greater than monetary riches. 1. Sudhar Pichai was born in a lower middle-class family in Chennaiâs Madurai where he lived with his parents and younger brother in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar. © wikibio 2. Sundar Pichaiâs father, Regunatha, worked as an electrical engineer at General Electric Company, while his mother Lakshmi worked as a stenographer. However, she eventually gave up her job after Sundar Pichai and his brother were born 3. Growing up, Sundar Pichai or his brother didnât have exclusive rooms for themselves in the house. And due to lack of enough space, Pichai and his brother would sleep on the floor of their living room. © Reuters 4. With his father as the sole earning member of the household, the Pichai family fell in the moderate income bracket and couldnât afford most luxurious commodities such as a refrigerator, television or a car. 5. Sundar Pichai and his family survived a major crisis due to a serious drought during his growing up years, which ended up having such a grave psychological impact on him that even today he sleeps with a bottle of water right beside his bed. © YouTube 6. Sundar Pichai was 10-years-old when his family could finally afford their first rotary phone. The functioning and usefulness of this device would go on to plant the seeds of technological curiosity and innovation in the mind of a young Sundar Pichai. 7. While most of his neighbours had refrigerators at home, Sudhar Pichaiâs family also got one of their own eventually, though much later. Recalling how it reinstated the power and value of technology in his mind, Sundar Pichai said, âWe waited a long time to get a refrigerator, too, and I saw how my momâs life changed: she didnât need to cook every day, she could spend more time with us. So there is a side of me that has viscerally seen how technology can make a difference, and I still feel it.â © YouTube 8. Since owning a car wasnât an option, Sundar Pichai depended on local city buses or an old Lambretta scooter the family had to serve as a means of transportation. 9. Upon his graduation from IIT Kharagpur, Sundar Pichai landed a scholarship to pursue his Masters from Stanford in the US, but the price of the air ticket alone cost more than his fatherâs annual salary. So Pichaiâs father took a loan and used up the familyâs savings worth $1,000 to fund his flight ticket and initial expenses. © Reuters 10. Pichai, who didnât have regular access to a computer until he moved to the US for his graduate school, shared that life in America was not any easier. The cost of living was expensive and he would have to pay $2 per minute for a phone call home. Even a backpack cost the same as his fatherâs monthly salary in India. Yet, despite all odds and a major academic shift, not only did Sundar Pichai continue to persevere, but he also went on to attain great success in his life. By simply believing in himself and putting in the hard work to turn his dreams into reality, Pichai Sundararajan became what millions only aspire to be, the CEO of Google. View the full article
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