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  1. The passing away of the 95-year-old creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, threw the world into a state of shock, and since yesterday, glowing tributes and emotional messages have been pouring in from across the world. Stan Lee passed away on Monday in Los Angeles, and people immediately went online to post their shock and disbelief at the heartbreaking development. Stan Lee! One of the most creative and inspiring creators of all time. R.I.P Stan Lee, the legend, today and always! Thank you for all that you've done, you'll never be forgotten. #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/HL6B3zd0Ya — Gonuguntla Sai (@GonuguntlaSai6) November 13, 2018 From the cast of Avengers to crushed fans everywhere, every tribute highlighted how Stan had changed their lives and given them hope and happiness. There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!! — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018 View this post on Instagram I owe it all to you,,, Rest In Peace Stan... #MCU #Excelsior #legend #rip #stanlee #TeamStark A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Nov 12, 2018 at 11:26am PST Sad, sad day. Rest In Power, Uncle Stan. You have made the world a better place through the power of modern mythology and your love of this messy business of being human... pic.twitter.com/x6yZ6ClNSX — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 12, 2018 Joining the world, the Mumbai Police also posted their tribute to the legend, calling on the common man to be a superhero and continue Stan's legacy. We believe so too, Stan! What a 'marvel'lous life! What a 'marvel' of a life! Let's keep Stan Lee's legacy alive and continue aspiring to be superheroes in our common ways #BeASuperhero #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/dD07YWNMx3 — Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) November 13, 2018 Stan Lee's death has left a gaping hole in the hearts of people, especially Marvel fans. We sure will miss his energetic presence and jovial attitude, and most of all, his extremely awesome cameos. R.I.P. legend.
  2. Touted as one of the favourites in the tournament, Indian women's cricket team fired warning shots early in the ongoing ICC World T20 on the back of some sublime performances in the West Indies. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side stunned New Zealand in their tournament opener before decimating arch-rivals Pakistan in the second match. While there have been a lot of positives for the Indian eves, pragmatic skipper Harmanpreet has arguably been the one that stands out amongst the rest. The right-hander became the first Indian woman to hit a T20I hundred when she smashed a 51-ball 103 against the Kiwis in the opening game at the Providence stadium in Guyana. © Reuters Going into the second game against Pakistan, Harmanpreet's leadership skills were also on full display as her side skittled the opposition with an emphatic seven-wicket triumph. Though a low total and Mithali Raj's 56-run knock didn't give Harmanpreet an opportunity to showcase her big-hitting abilities, but still the Indian T20I captain found a way to grab the headlines. Ahead of the Indo-Pak encounter, both the teams stood in unison for the customary national anthems on the field. The cricketers were also accompanied by young mascots who stood right in front of them before the national anthems from the two countries were played. pic.twitter.com/06Q3KxvfMU — Mushfiqur Fan (@NaaginDance) November 11, 2018 During India's national anthem, the mascot accompanying Harmanpreet fell ill. Taking notice of the young girl's health issues, Harmanpreet wasted no time in carrying her in her arms and handed her over to the management before taking the field. Harmanpreet didn't just showed her concern for the youngster, but also had the respect for the national anthem as she waited for it to get over before doing the needful. The Indian skipper's touching gesture was caught on tape and later shared on Twitter. Since then, every cricket fan across the globe has showered praise on Harmanpreet for showing her concern for the young girl. @ImHarmanpreet is and will always be a legend. As for why some of us see this as a no-biggie, everyday act of kindness & the west fawn over such displays of genuine care & look at it as a rare event, this thread is all you need. https://t.co/1kW5sO23IH — YonSolitaryHighland (@YonSolitary) November 12, 2018 Salute sister — Krio Fezzil (repeat mode villain) ðð (@mkkrioanku18) November 12, 2018 You showed the world it's not special about wining the game it's all about the wining the hearts. Thank a lot for make me proud on my country .God bless — Balakrishnan (@Sudhirbalakrish) November 13, 2018 You showed to world the Indian Culture. Thanks Mam. We are proud of you.@ImHarmanpreet — M.G.Dinnimani (@MGDinnimani) November 13, 2018 Respected mam you are really good Indian. — Manish@rj (@Manishrj6) November 12, 2018 After recording two consecutive wins, the Indian team will now lock horns with Ireland in their third game on 15th November. But, their biggest test awaits on 17th November when Harmanpreet's side will take on mighty Australians in their Group B clash at the Providence stadium in Guyana.
  3. It is a sad day for the entertainment industry across the globe as Marvel's real life hero and creator Stan Lee breathed his last at the age of 95. The man behind the success of Iron Man, Spider Man and even Black Panther died last night and the entire world is mourning this loss. When literature and religion collide. #StanLee pic.twitter.com/7Hn5WG8aK2 — TheCantilope (@TheCantilope) November 13, 2018 There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!#stanlee pic.twitter.com/xtLJCP3QC7 — Vishwajeet Bochare (@Vishu_FC_21) November 13, 2018 He left an impact on each one of us and it will take a while before this sinks in. There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!#stanlee pic.twitter.com/xtLJCP3QC7 — Vishwajeet Bochare (@Vishu_FC_21) November 13, 2018 We've lost a creative genius. sir Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. RIP #StanLee#Marvel pic.twitter.com/9JAXomIo8g — Baneful (@MasterHappy1998) November 13, 2018 I grew up loving Spider-Man. Rest in Peace Stan Lee. You will be truly missed.#MARVEL #StanLee pic.twitter.com/dt4YD3lik8 — lakhan (@lakhan809470) November 13, 2018 It's rare when people miss someone with great love. A lot of us owe our childhoods to Stan Lee and while the mourning continues, people have only heartfelt gratitude for the real life hero. There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!#stanlee pic.twitter.com/1IgKu28nnC — yashwanth_Reddy (@yashu2498) November 13, 2018 I only met him once but like so many of us I owe much of my childhood and now adulthood to him. Today we say goodbye to a true legend. Rest In Peace Stan. #excelsior #stanlee pic.twitter.com/kRnoUFCH3E — Ryan Meinerding (@MeinerdingArt) November 13, 2018 If you taught us anything, its that our favorite heroes are never really gone. Thanks for everything. #StanLee pic.twitter.com/fP4AU1RZwl — AMaren (@balletpunk13) November 13, 2018 He's left a legacy that is rich in nature and let's hope that Marvel continues to grow under his benign vision. May his soul rest in peace.
  4. For a really long time, the worlds of men's and women's cricket shared a wide gap in pay structure, popularity and facilities. But, while things are getting better, they, thankfully, aren't the same anymore for women's cricket. Today, women cricketers have not only managed to carve their own niche, but their exploits on the field have made the game more popular among fans, who were earlier glued to men's events. Adding to its rise over the years, women's cricket is now set to witness a historic event - one that clearly highlights how far it has come. Breaking away from the shadows of their male counterparts, women's cricket now boasts of a standalone 2018 World T20, which is slated to begin from 9th November in the Caribbean. For the first time in history, women's cricket will have a showpiece ICC event that will not be a precursor or filler for the men's tournament. While the upcoming event surely marks the new age of women's cricket, it's journey over the years has been worth talking. Reflecting on the evolution of women's game, Indian women's star Jhulan Goswami gave an insight into how far they've come. © BCCL Jhulan, the only bowler in the women's game with over 200 ODI wickets, reflected on her time in international cricket and also looked ahead to the upcoming World T20 in West Indies. “I remember staying in an accommodation with bunk beds for my first World Cup, in 2005. For domestic matches, we often travelled unreserved in trains, and played on grounds where getting injured would have been very easy,” the 35-year-old wrote in her column for the ICC. “There were countless junior tournaments where we stayed in dormitories and slept on mattresses on the floor. There's been such a massive change to women's cricket since I started playing,” she said. The World Cup's league matches will be played in Guyana and St Lucia from 9-18 November with the two semifinals and the final in Antigua on 22nd and 24th November, respectively. This being the first ever standalone Women's World T20, Jhulan feels it will generate more publicity. “I was a part of all the previous ICC Women's World T20s right from the first one in 2009…Those were tournaments held alongside the men; yes, people were watching, and there was good publicity for the women's games, but what I found was that by having it simultaneously with the men, the women would be in the shadows,” she added. © BCCL On the previous world events being held simultaneously with the men's tournaments, she said: “Before the semifinals, people would not be aware about the women's games, as only the semifinals and the final were televised. So, we didn't get the publicity that we should have received”. Recalling the 2017 World Cup as the best in terms of organisation, Jhulan said things started to change with the 2009 edition in Australia. “I recall so many funny memories when I think about multiple teams sharing one bathroom. Back then, the IWCC (International Women's Cricket Council) and the WCAI (Women's Cricket Association of India) did a very creditable job with the resources they had," she said. © Twitter “But we could really see the difference in the 2009 World Cup in Australia, which was the first one organised by the ICC. All of a sudden, we had the best hotels, great grounds, a daily allowance. “Even for domestic tournaments, the BCCI's entry meant that flights replaced trains. Instead of fighting other passengers for a place to sit, we fought with each other for window seats!,” she concluded. The last few years have been transformational for the women's game and there is much greater interest and curiosity among spectators across the globe. Ever since its inception in 2004, International Women's T20 cricket has also come a long way as it no longer needs to feed of the men's version to grab limelight or fanfare. The women's game, now, thrives on the popularity of its own games and heroes who will be eager to prove their mettle once again in the historic event in the Caribbean.
  5. Thousands of Google employees across the globe, including India, walked out of their offices on Thursday to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct cases. Dubbed the 'Google Walkout,' the demonstrations followed the storm stirred by a New York Times investigation. It details the multi-million dollar severance packages for accused executives and a lack of transparency in dealing with such cases, over the years. View this post on Instagram A post shared by kyla_kelly (@kyla_kelly) on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:29am PDT The employees have demanded key changes in the company's stance, which could finally help the victims sue their harassers. Among other issues raised by protestors are unequal pay and a lack of gender representation. Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai has supported the staff's right to protest. "Yesterday, we let Googlers know that we are aware of the activities planned for Thursday and that employees will have the support they need if they wish to participate," he said. "I understand the anger and disappointment that many of you feel," he said in an all-staff email. "I feel it as well, and I am fully committed to making progress on an issue that has persisted for far too long in our society… and, yes, here at Google, too." A Twitter feed titled @googlewalkout has documented the movement at Google's international offices. Google staff in Singapore, Zurich, London, Tokyo, Berlin and New York were among the first to take part. The first of many coordinated #GoogleWalkout protests has begun - this is at the firm's office in Singapore. (Pic via https://t.co/h44RZYGGHV ) pic.twitter.com/QeFgmPbHnN — Dave Lee (@DaveLeeBBC) November 1, 2018 Google confirmed to PTI that about 150 employees participated in the protests in India. The tech giant has offices in four locations in the country, namely Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore. Google has struggled to deal with the reaction generated by the New York Times report. Top executives have promised in a mail that the company is "dead serious" towards workplace safety and creating an inclusive environment. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Thames Sookpranee (@thamess) on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:21am PDT At least 48 other employees have been sacked for sexual harassment without receiving a payout, Pichai told staff. He admitted the New York Times' report had been "difficult to read". Staff involved in Thursday's walkout were supposed to leave a note on their desks telling colleagues: "I'm not at my desk because I'm walking out with other Googlers and contractors to protest sexual harassment, misconduct, lack of transparency, and a workplace culture that's not working for everyone." Other formal demands from Google's management are as follows: • A commitment to end pay and opportunity inequality • A publicly disclosed sexual harassment transparency report • A clear, uniform, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct safely and anonymously • The elevation of the chief diversity officer to answer directly to the CEO, and make recommendations directly to the board of directors • The appointment of an employee representative to the board • An end to forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination for all current and future employees More on this as the story develops. Follow this space…
  6. For a team that is currently ranked No. 1 in Tests and No. 2 in both ODIs and T20Is, the Indian cricket team is quite understandably the favourites to win the upcoming ICC World Cup scheduled to be held in England and Wales from 30th May in 2019. And, if that's not enough, the presence of Virat Kohli (No. 1 in both Tests and ODIs), Jasprit Bumrah (No. 1 in ODIs) and KL Rahul (No. 3 in T20Is) in their squad further bolsters their tag as favourites. The Indian side, currently enjoying a brilliant run in international cricket, is leaving no stone unturned in a bid to put their best foot forward in the coveted World Cup. We've already seen the Indian team management and selectors trying different combinations in both their batting and bowling line-ups to find the best-suited players across different roles in the side. And, the cricketers, too, are making sure they're well prepared for the contest that awaits in England and Wales. © BCCL Thus, there was no surprise to see the Indian cricketers tabling a few requests ahead of the marquee event. Team India skipper Kohli laid out three key requests during the review meeting with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Hyderabad where the likes of Ajinkya Rahane (India's vice-captain in Tests), Rohit Sharma (India's vice-captain in ODIs), head coach Ravi Shastri and chief selector MSK Prasad all in attendance. According to media reports, Kohli & co have requested for bananas, a reserved train coach and their wives and girlfriends (WAGs) for company during their time in England and Wales. “Apparently, the England cricket board failed to serve the Indian team with the fruit of their choice during the tour. But the CoA was amused by the request and said that the players should have told the team manager to buy bananas on the BCCI's expenses,” Indian Express quoted unnamed sources as saying. The Indian skipper, on behalf of his team, also expressed his desire to travel by train - instead of a team bus - in England during the entire duration of the 2019 World Cup. “The CoA was initially not willing to agree because it was worried about security. But it was informed by Kohli that the England team travelled by train… The team wants a coach to be blocked and booked. The CoA was worried about travelling Indian fans mobbing the train. Eventually, the committee agreed under the condition that the CoA or BCCI won't be held responsible if anything untoward happens,” the report quoted the source as saying. © Twitter Last, but not the least, the CoA also paid heed to the cricketers' demand for allowing their respective WAGs to accompany them during their time in England and Wales. The Indian WAGs will get a reserved bus for travel during the 2019 World Cup. “There have been instances in past where a few players have driven with their wives separately. The board wants to stop that practice as it affects team bonding. It was felt that some players might view this as a distraction during tours. They (CoA) want to make sure that everyone is onboard before they give the green light,” the source added. While the CoA was seen playing ball with the Indian cricketers on their key requests, the Indian fans couldn't stop themselves from expressing their own opinions on the matter. 1-1 apartment bhi maang lete England mein.. Whi set ho jaana worldcup Ke Baad...ðð — Saurabh Manjhi ð (@saurabhmanjhi_) October 30, 2018 World cup khelke koi ehsaan nahi kar rahe Desh ke real heroes ke demand ka socho kabhi — Sejal (@Sejal1490) October 30, 2018 Thanks to the cheerleader disguised as a coach... Team Indian has turned into a prima donna — sarit roy (@saritroy1) October 31, 2018 Aur kuch ??? — Prashanti (@Prashantiqte) October 30, 2018 pic.twitter.com/YgZ5AoBRNx — Regina Phalange (@desirableno1) October 30, 2018 Uske baad bhi World Cup nhi laaye tb , — à¤à¤¶à¥à¤· à¤à¤¾à¤¯à¤¸à¤µà¤¾à¤² AJ (@jaiswal4907) October 31, 2018 banana ? lol — akajhonnydepp (@johnnydepp0089) October 31, 2018 @imVkohli #bananagate. @BCCI which idiot let the bit about bananas out of the bag, the @ECB_cricket lads will not let you live that down next summer ð #ICC — Navta vij (@NavtaV) October 31, 2018 wish list is too long and focus on game/job wil be missed nowhere in the world family goes to office work together let them pay for the jumbo trip first — nareshkj (@nareshjaiswal53) October 31, 2018
  7. Virat Kohli & Co. might be busy with the 5-match ODI series against West Indies, but in the back of their minds, the team is also low-key planning for the ICC World Cup that will take place in England in 2019. In case you're wondering if they are finalising their game plan or working on their fitness, you're wrong. While this might happen eventually, but currently the team is busy preparing their odd wish list for the tour which includes lots and lots of bananas. Confused? via GIPHY Reportedly, Team India's wish list for the tour is out and it includes bananas, a reserved rail coach and permission to have their wives accompany team to the tour. These were the requests that were put forward by the team, in their review meeting with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Hyderabad. Just like us, the request of bananas confused the CoA as well. According to a report in The Indian Express, sources said, "Apparently, the England cricket board failed to serve the Indian team with the fruit of their choice during the tour. But the CoA was amused by the request and said that the players should have told the team manager to buy bananas on the BCCI's expenses." Twitter/ BCCI Another demand that raised eyebrows in the review meeting was the preference for train travel in England. The team wants a coach to be booked for them and although the committee was initially concerned about their safety, they "agreed under the condition that the CoA or BCCI won't be held responsible if anything untoward happens." Sources further said, "There were other demands about booking hotels with a proper gym and discussions about the duration and protocol regarding wives accompanying players on tours." Team India is currently busy smashing massive runs against West Indies and giving their opponents a tough time on the ground. For those who missed out on yesterday's match, Team India won by 224 runs in the 4th ODI that was played at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium on Monday.
  8. For a country that has been blessed with prolific wrestlers over the years, India continues to find talent and nurture them in a bid to flex its muscles in the wrestling domain globally. We've seen numerous Indian wrestlers proving their mettle internationally, bagging coveted medals and making the country proud. After an impressive outing at the Asian Games last month, the Indian wrestlers were expected to carry on their fine form in the ongoing Wrestling World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. In what was arguably a brilliant start for India's campaign, Bajrang Punia produced a hard-fought silver-medal finish in the men's 65kg freestyle category. While the coveted silver made him the first Indian wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships (his last being a bronze in the 2013 edition), it also set the tone for his fellow compatriots to follow in his footsteps. But, India had to wait for a while for its next medal at the tournament. © Twitter/@wrestling The likes of Vijay (55kg), Gaurav Sharma (63kg), Kuldeep Malik (72kg) and Harpreet Singh (82kg) all crashed out after losing their Qualification rounds in the Greco-Roman competition. There was no respite in the women's category as medal favourites Sakshi Malik and Ritu Phogat both missed out on securing a medal for their country. While Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi yet again failed to reach the medal round at a big-ticket event following her loss in the repechage round to Hungary's Marianna Sastin, Ritu missed out on an opportunity to emulate her elder sisters Geeta and Babita after her loss in the bronze medal bout against Ukraine's Oksana Livach. After the early exits of the two women wrestlers, it was eventually a 24-year-old who gave India its second medal at the ongoing World Championships. Pooja Dhanda became the first woman wrestler to win a medal in this year's competition following her bronze-medal finish in the women's 57kg freestyle category in Budapest. Delivering one of the best performances of her career, Pooja opened up a 4-1 lead with a throw on counter and then consolidated the lead with a roll to make it 6-1 after the end of the first period. The Indian wrestler conceded a point for a step out and then gave another for the same later in the bout, but she came back strong with another four-point throw to take a 10-2 lead. Handed two cautions for the step outs, Pooja knew she couldn't back anymore which probably explained her attacking strategy in the later stage of the bout. Her opponent did try to fight back with a takedown and a couple of push outs to reduce the gap, but the Indian wrestler proved too good to eventually secure a remarkable 10-7 win over 2017 European champion Grace Jacob Bullen. Pooja Dhanda wins Bronze Medal in the #WorldWrestlingChampionships in #Budapest. Dhanda defeated Grace Bullen of Norway 10-7. This was India's second medal at the 2018 Championships. #BudaWrestle2018 pic.twitter.com/VpmbdcwVlE — All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) October 26, 2018 "I'm feeling really good. It's a very proud moment for my country and I am the one who has got their pride and I'm really very happy. I want to thank the federation, my coaches, my physios and my players for supporting me and making me strong," Pooja said after the match. Congratulations on a hard fought Bronze medal @poojadhanda0007 ð Loved your courage and determination on the mat ðª Here's to many more! #BudaWrestle2018 — Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) October 25, 2018 Her bronze-medal win made the Haryana wrestler only the fourth Indian woman to win a World Championship medal and first in six years. It was the 24-year-old's second big medal this year, having secured a silver at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in April.
  9. Last month, Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia was left disheartened after being ignored for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, which was eventually awarded to Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu. Punia had won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games earlier this year, but still, he was snubbed by the selection panel. Thus, there was no surprise to see a disappointed Punia threatening to take legal action against the move. For an athlete who worked day in and day out to eventually bring laurels for the country, Punia's misfortune to somehow miss out on India's highest sporting honour was quite shocking. The failure of a country to acknowledge the hardships of their sportspersons surely sets a bad precedent, often leaving the athletes demotivated. But, Punia is an athlete of a different breed - one that believes in responding where it matters the most. Channelling all his disappointment and aggression, Punia gave a befitting reply to the Indian selection committee - who ignored him for the Khel Ratna - with a historic performance in the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The Indian wrestler secured a hard-fought silver medal in the men's 65kg freestyle category. © Twitter/@wrestling Continuing his fine run this year, the 24-year-old had his eyes set on the gold after staving off a late threat from Cuba's Alejandro Valdes Tobier in the semis, to secure his berth in the 65kg summit clash. However, the Indian wrestler couldn't get the better of his Japanese counterpart Takuto Otoguro before losing the final bout 9-16. The coveted final saw Punia trailing 0-5 early on, but the Indian wrestler made a commendable comeback to improve the scoreline 6-7 at the end of the first period. But, it was eventually Punia's 19-year-old opponent who held his nerve with a couple of telling moves. Otoguro continued to attack Punia's legs in the second period and extended his lead to secure a comfortable win in the end. © Twitter/@wrestling A gold-medal finish also made Otoguro Japan's youngest world champion. He surpassed the legendary Yuji Takada who had become the youngest world champion for Japan at the age of 20 in 1974. While the Japanese wrestler made his mark on the international stage, Punia, too, etched his name in the history books despite missing out on the gold. Owing to his silver-medal performance, Punia became the first Indian wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships. He had previously won a bronze medal in the 2013 edition of the same tournament while plying his trade in the 60kg category. He is also only the fourth Indian ever to make it to the World Championships' gold-medal bout. I want to dedicate this silver medal at World Wrestling Championships to the people died in the tragic Amritsar train accident. My deep condolences to their families. pic.twitter.com/oSsg3ABA2c — Bajrang Punia (@BajrangPunia) October 22, 2018 If his historic performance wasn't enough, Punia's heartfelt gesture to dedicate his silver medal to the victims of the tragic train accident in Amritsar, further enhanced his reputation, not only as an athlete, but also as a great human being.
  10. Breaking news people, apparently just holding your baby is 'emasculating now', well at least according to Piers Morgan. Yes, the guy who's known for trying to troll celebrities for stupid stuff and always getting hate in return, still hasn't learned his lesson. This time, he tried to go after none other than Daniel Craig and tried to shame him for the most bizarre reason. Oh 007.. not you as well?!!! #papoose #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/cqWiCRCFt3 — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018 What are you smoking, Piers? Are you okay? What kind of crisis are you having that you've got to go out of your way to make fun of a dad holding his kid? I would like to reply to that tweet with a meme – 'Fellas, is it gay for a man to have a baby with a woman and hold it securely?' But, it's good to see not a single person agreeing with him. One of the first people to give it off to Piers was Chris Evans. You really have to be so uncertain of your own masculinity to concern yourself with how another man carries his child. Any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside. https://t.co/9jsHZ3WKRn — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 16, 2018 Captain America for President! Even dictionary.com told off Piers in a very nice way. Piers Morgan, we double checked the definition of emasculate. There's nothing about being a load-sharing father to be found there. https://t.co/TH9bzv9qdl https://t.co/nBcmr8fsb8 — Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) October 15, 2018 No, but he's still being an ass online. The entire internet secretly agrees with me. FYI. https://t.co/1cxDT0RI71 — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 16, 2018 He's trying to prove his point with a fake baby. On the red carpet tonight.. now THIS is how you hold a baby. #NoPapoose #ITVPalooza pic.twitter.com/GOboP0wd19 — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 16, 2018 But, his initial tweet was enough to make dads on the internet unite and troll him back. Embracing fatherhood! There's me carrying my youngest daughter, in the 7 years since this photo I've had my nails painted, hair done, been a patient at their dentist and worked in their kitchen more times than I can remember. Might not be manly, but its fun and I wouldnt change anything. pic.twitter.com/AxCXHyNsLM — Lord Helmet (@d_helmet) October 16, 2018 Look at Piers, he doesn't. Do you even lift bro pic.twitter.com/08TL9HQBTI — Skip Allums (@skippr) October 16, 2018 Destroyed. Yes Piers, its called a baby, I can see why you're confused- you only get one if a woman fucks you. — Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 15, 2018 Can you compete with this? I carry this guy around all day we go for walks & runs, lift weights, go grocery shopping, go to the park, cook dinner, do squats, lunges, pullups, train other ppl...I've never been more of a man @piersmorgan #dadlife #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/BhpfH0W1lW — bucktownfit (@bucktownfit) October 16, 2018 Go ahead. If Daniel Craig wearing his baby is wrong @piersmorgan call me emasculated too. #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/CxD0cuZEmd — chris wadhams (@chriswadhams) October 16, 2018 Best use of the meme. Broke: "No real man would ever wear their child in a carrier" Woke: pic.twitter.com/A1yXql0fuT — Your King Bone (@YourKingMob) October 15, 2018 Take that, Piers. This is me carrying my first born the day after she was born. It's probably my favourite picture of me ever. #emasculatedBond? pic.twitter.com/tBLEveCNZp — John Bowman-fused-with-fly-in-transporter-accident (@johnbowman) October 15, 2018 The best trend, tbh. All in on team #emasculatedBond. Because being a dad with 2 hands is free god damn amazing pic.twitter.com/IZcIwRrJCv — Dr. Jonathan Chung (@drjonathanchung) October 16, 2018 He wouldn't know. This is what real parenting looks like #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/MkiegQpoFJ — Samuel Dore (@Bursteardrum) October 16, 2018 So absurd. This is asinine. Being a good father is not being emasculated. If it is? Then I'm proud to carry my son around like this as well. @piersmorgan #emasculatedBond https://t.co/Rciyx0zku9 — Jorge A. Morales (@PugsBTP) October 15, 2018 Dog dads matter. Every Dad looks cool with a papoose â¦@piersmorganâ© #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/X6aZVdV8hd — Camilla Arfwedson (@CamillArfwedson) October 16, 2018 Yes, you do. To be honest, I think us Dads look pretty damn cool. #emasculatedBond #papoose @piersmorgan #DanielCraig pic.twitter.com/jgi7V4PXRe — Ben (@treesforskies) October 16, 2018 It's how it's supposed to be. @piersmorgan this is me, a proud dad with my little princess in a carrier. Not feeling emasculated. #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/cn0pMK5k4Y — Abraham (@IamSoundbase) October 16, 2018 Super. I was #slinging my daughter at #OccupyWallStreet while on #paternityleave, so I guess I'm a super #emasculatedBond, right @piersmorgan? pic.twitter.com/ARFCzLrJbx — Phil Sargent (@Satyrlicious) October 15, 2018 So much love! I'm jumping on the bandwagon. I loved carrying him around like this. #papoose #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/p1A8eoImAk — Chris Hansford (@HansfordChris) October 16, 2018 Sounds totally right. So wait, he's basically James Bond? Sounds about right. I'll take it â¤ï¸ #emasculatedBond #PiersNeededMoreHugs pic.twitter.com/X47syCsvxk — Emily (@riseandsci) October 16, 2018 SO BE IT. Piers Morgan - if carrying my son means masculinity is in crisis, so be it. #popoose #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/QcuKPseeA7 — Essam Y Mohammed (@EYMohammed) October 16, 2018 Well, you thought wrong. And here I always thought it was the beard that made me an #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/2pLKYPlmxB — Jamie O'Connell (@mixtwitch) October 16, 2018 Same same. The 15lbs I have on my chest is the same as your gut... So same same @piersmorgan Also note @LFC hat. #papoose #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/T5SBfljaXe — fergal carr (@fergalcarr) October 16, 2018 Obviously. Erwan and I, his obviously ball-less father. #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/WsQq263baR — Jeffw (@Jeffwni) October 16, 2018
  11. Seem like Kanye West just made yet another social media mistake that may haunt him very soon. The famous rapper accidentally revealed the passcode of his iPhone while he was unlocking his phone to show U.S President Donald Trump something on his phone. © Twitter West was trying to show the design of a new plane that he wants President Trump to make as the official Air Force One design. Kanye calls it the “iPlace 1” which is a hydrogen-powered concept aircraft. In the video, we can clearly see Kanye unlocking his phone with the code “000000” Kanye just unlocked his iPhone before the TV cameras in the Oval Office. And his password is just 0 repeatedly pic.twitter.com/mOAbhRLr7s — Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) October 11, 2018 Kanye is probably using the iPhone XS or the iPhone X that supports facial recognition. Despite the available feature, we see Kanye putting in his passcode with much excitement to show the designs. © Reuters What's scary is that the passcode is probably the simplest one any human can use, and even Apple doesn't recommend users using a simple password like 000000. Apple will pop up a notification that suggests you consider a different passcode. Here's a closer look at what Kanye was trying to show: © Twitter What's funny is that Kanye is basically showing an image of a 2012 concept plane, that was imagined by an industrial designer. The design was used to show what the commercial aircraft may look like by 2030. Kanye's hydrogen iPlane photo is a 2012 concept from an industrial designer pic.twitter.com/oVUMgliGqg — James Titcomb (@jamestitcomb) October 11, 2018 It was tracked by Telegraph's James Titcomb and he says that Kanye, or his team, basically added the “iPlane 1” and “TRUMP” text to show off to the President. Way to go Kanye, not only did you steal someone else's design to pass off as your own; you even made sure everyone in the world could hack your phone in the process. Source: Yahoo News
  12. A slew of social issues have found millennial voices, but mental health awareness still remains a taboo of sorts and Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone is out to change exactly that. The actress, who has always broken the glass ceiling by coming out in the open about her own troubles with depression, once again pledged support to the cause on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, on Wednesday. “In 2014, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. But, in India, 90% of people who suffer from depression don't seek help,” she said in a video shared on her Twitter account. “Depression is like any other illness that requires intervention.” In her message, she also normalised mental health disorders and urged patients to share their stories using the #NotAshamed hashtag. #NotAshamed pic.twitter.com/DgewpgBpn5 — Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) October 10, 2018 A study conducted by the World Health Organization in 2015 showed that one in five Indians may suffer from depression in their lifetime, which is equivalent to 20 crore people. Due to the stigma associated with mental illness, a lack of awareness, and limited access to professional help, only 10-12 per cent of these sufferers will seek help. Another study, carried out by Assocham last year, showed that clinical depression has risen by around 50 per cent in the last eight years. It does not make discernible urban-rural demographic differences and also states that most people who commit suicide are below the age of 44. It adds that 42.5 per cent of employees in the Indian private sector are afflicted with general anxiety disorder or depression, as compared to government employees. A private sector employee in India works for a minimum of 48-50 hours a week when compared to 33 hours a week in the UK and 40 hours a week in the US. In addition, the pay in these developed countries is almost six times more even after deducting the indexing prices and cost of living. According to 'Mental Health: TLLLF National Survey Report 2018,' commissioned by The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF), more than 75 percent of participants stated they would always feel sympathetic towards mental health patients. In the same vein though, they also exhibited feelings of fear (14 per cent would always be fearful), hatred (28 per cent feel hatred sometimes or always), and anger (43 per cent feel angry sometimes or always) towards people with mental illness. More than a quarter admitted that they would always be 'indifferent' towards people with mental illness. These admissions indicate the prevalent stigma in society, which when clubbed with an acute shortage of mental health specialists, presents the grim reality of the situation in India. The death of the globe-trotting, fine-dining Anthony Bourdain – he committed suicide in a Paris hotel room earlier this year – brought to fore our failings on a global level as well. Is there a solution, then? Diverse programmes and legislation, including the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram and the Mental Health Care Act, could prove to be steps in the right direction for patients in India. But, as Harvard professors Vikram Patel and Shekhar Saxena write in their Indian Express column, proper implementation would require a genuine partnership of a diverse range of groups. From the mental health and development communities to policymakers and civil society, one and all need to come together to transform mental health across the country. Mental health helplines in India Roshni +914066202000 COOJ Mental Health Foundation +918322252525 Sneha Foundation India +914424640050 Vandrevala Foundation 18602662345 Connecting +919922001122
  13. Surprisingly, Judge Kavanaugh has been able to achieve something very akin to what the 26/11 or 9/11 did to the world. Brett Kavanaugh, the now (infamous) US attorney, has brought the world together on a single platform, and has given people around the world a common subject to consider, dissect and share their observations on. If you're wondering about the why and how of the aforementioned claim, then it seems like your current affairs skills have failed you, just like the current president of The United States Of America has failed his people (time and again), but most notably the women and children of the country. © Reuters President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh earlier in July, to share the prestigious bench as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, would have been the man's ultimate rise to glory, however, the shabby deeds of his past have now resurfaced and have stripped the man of his facade, as well as the good fortune of climbing up the ladder unopposed. So, What's The (Back)Story? While it isn't every day that you get to witness a top US judge being publicly tried in a widely publicised assault case, and surely not one that isn't just restricted to the four walls and sound-proofed high ceilings of the courtroom, but has promptly moved into people's living rooms, this one gets your attention for reasons that are more poignant than the involvement of Trump. © Reuters It was post Kavanaugh's nomination by the US president, that an anonymous account of a reported sexual assault carried out by Kavanaugh in high school surfaced in the public realm. The Washington Post later identified the author as a psychology professor at the Palo Alto University named Christine Blasey Ford. The news soon picked up pace and a lot of dirt was dug in the process. In the following months, numerous other women came forward with their personal experiences of having lived through incidents of sexual misconduct at the hands of Kavanaugh. The second most prominent confession came from Deborah Ramirez, who happened to be Kavanaugh's classmate at Yale University. © Reuters While Ford stated that Kavanaugh tried to remove her clothes and sexually assault her as a “stumbling drunk” teenager at a friend's party 36 years ago in high school, Ramirez alleged that Kavanaugh inappropriately exposed himself during a dorm-room party, when they were in college. Other charges of alcohol abuse also did the rounds around the same time. What's Been Up? Media houses around the world have been blowing up with all the latest scoop on the Brett Kavanaugh - Christine Blasey Ford issue, but what hasn't been given enough credit, is the fact that a woman decided to speak up against a personal injustice, knowing full well what it meant and what it would do to her when she went public with her story, regardless of the fact that it has been 36 years since the incident took place. © Reuters The very fact that she chose to speak up against the appointment of the very person who assaulted her, and asserted that he would not do justice to his latest role in the American judiciary, needs to be heeded by each one of us. But, of course, that is not to be expected of the Trump Government that sees too adamant to clear Kavanaugh and place the conservative dimwit on the bench without any “unnecessary trials”. The point every conservative Republican, and the US President seem to be fixated on, is that why did Ford choose to go public with the details after 36 years since the alleged assault. Cloaking her trauma in political colours and giving it a false flavour, which it clearly doesn't deserve, they have come up against all the allegations that have been levelled at Kavanaugh, calling them shams, and disregarding the woman's claims as mere “charges” that target a “qualified and deserving candidate”. © Reuters The Curious Case Of Kavanaugh The charges called for a much needed public hearing and an FBI probe on public demand, which left Kavanaugh's public image and honestly, even his wits too, in complete shambles. The public hearing came as a revelation of the judge's true demeanour and exposed the man for who he truly was. Right from losing his temper, talking over the senators, to giving a glimpse at his lack of judgement in the matters related to law, such as dodging questions and outrightly denying charges, the man made an absolute fool of himself on live TV. Not just that, but Kavanaugh was a hilarious subject to behold as he cried reminiscing about his old schoolmates, lifting weights at a friend's place in high school, and the many stories his father would share on Christmas Eve based on the 'calendar inputs' he maintained. Such impassioned, teary defences most definitely made us question why the world claims that women are overly emotional, when Ford's testimony, one coming from a survivor, was an example of absolute composure. © Reuters What's funnier still, is that he claimed the 'Devil's Triangle' to be a drinking game when questioned by a senator, and most of us know it's anything but that! Any college-going kid would tell you it's a threesome involving two men and a woman. What's more, when directly asked if he has ever been drunk to lose the sense of a situation, or if he would support an FBI investigation, he completely evaded the questions and instead, shot back remarks that were totally hilarious! Bottom Line While the final confirmation rested upon the results of the FBI probe, which came out earlier, the White House has now cleared Kavanaugh of all the charges having found “no corroborations” of sexual misconduct against him. The news comes as yet another blow of disappointment for the masses, and does the job of publicly mocking every sexual assault survivor's experiences and trauma around the world. © Reuters To some extent, it goes on to show the fate of women who build up the courage to speak out against their perpetrators, make themselves vulnerable for larger good and get treated as pawns and liars. It's a sad precedent to set in today's times and we can only wonder what debacles await the American nation when people such as Trump and Kavanaugh come together to rally each other's causes. Sad times indeed for the women in this world.
  14. Ever since the iPhone XS and XS Max launched, the smartphone is being tested for various features. One of those features that were tested is the dual camera setup on the iPhone XS Max. DxOMark, a digital camera testing lab just classified the iPhone XS Max as one of the best mobile cameras ever tested. What should be pointed out is that the iPhone XS Max was not able to secure the top spot which is being occupied by Huawei's P20 Pro. © Apple The Huawei P20 Pro scored a 110 score which is just a tab bit higher than the iPhone XS Max that scored 105 in the same test. DxO engineers passed their judgement on the iPhone XS Max based on over 1,500 images and at least two hours of video. The test included capturing images in every environment and lighting condition. If you're interested in reading the full report, you can read DxO's analysis here. iPhone XS Max Camera Specifications Dual-camera setup 12Mp main camera with 1/2.55″ sensor (1.4µm pixels) and six-element f/1.8-aperture lens, 26mm equivalent focal length 12Mp secondary 2x tele-camera with 1/3.4″ sensor (1.0µm pixels) and six-element f/2.4-aperture lens, 52mm equivalent focal length Optical image stabilization on both lenses Phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) Quad-LED dual-tone flash 4K video at 30/60 fps, 1080p at up to 240 fps In DxO's test summary, the report had this to say “If we had to pick one aspect of the camera that could be improved, it's zoom performance,” the DxOMark report summary said. “While zoom has been slightly improved compared to last year's iPhone X, the iPhone XS Max zoom images showcase luminance noise and less detail than some high-end rivals, such as the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.” © DxOMark DxOMark said that the iPhone XS Max had excellent video quality with a wide dynamic range in bright light. It had “spot on” exposure in outdoor images and the Portrait Mode had “very good subject isolation.” The iPhone XS Max performed exceptionally well apart from a few key areas where it could not beat the P20 Pro. Huawei may just use this report to troll Apple as the Chinese company has been doing so ever since the iPhone XS' launch. Recently, Huawei gave out power banks to Apple fans waiting in line for the iPhone XS and it seems like Huawei may just continue the dissing after this report.
  15. Apart from the yearly updates on the company's latest Laptop, Surface Pro and Studio devices, Microsoft also announced on the most interesting Bluetooth headphones. The headphones come in light grey and will be available to buy for $350 (Approx Rs 25,000). © Microsoft The Surface headphones come only in one colour similar to the Surface products and will be available only in the U.S. this December. The headphones are slated to compete with Bose's QC 35 ii and Sony's 1000X M3 headphones. The Microsoft headphones not only offer premium sound but also has a unique feature i.e. adjustable noise cancellation. Users can control the degree of noise cancellation by turning the dial on the left ear cup. This will enable users to let in outside noise according to their own preferences. The dial on the right ear cup can be used to adjust the volume which is probably the most convenient way to use when compared to other headphones in the same category. © Microsoft The headphones are of course wireless that supports Bluetooth 5.0 but can also be connected to a device using the detachable 3.5mm cable. It uses a USB Type C port for charging which means it will juice up at a faster pace. The Surface Headphones also have support for a digital voice assistant i.e. 'Cortana'. Users will be able to give out hands-free voice commands by simply saying “Hey Cortana”. “They slip comfortably over your ears to surround you with spectacular sound quality and 13 levels of ambient noise control,” Microsoft's press release says. “Designed with collaboration in mind, there are 2 beam-forming microphones on each ear cup, 8 microphones in total, all helping you focus on the sounds you want to capture allowing for excellent call experiences.” The earcups also have touch control which can be used for playing/pausing music and skipping tracks. Microsoft says that the Surface Headphones can last up to 15 hours on a single charge (wireless) and 50 hours when using the detachable 3.5mm cable.
  16. Among all the rivalries in the world of cricket, nothing comes close to the thrill and excitement that an India vs Pakistan match gives to every cricket fan. In fact, such is the craze that social media already gets flooded with jokes and memes before the two teams can even enter the stadium. However, there are times when certain inspiring stories trend more than those funny memes, which show us the real picture of this sport. Twitter During India's much-awaited match against Pakistan, what won the hearts of millions wasn't just India's victory or Yuzvendra Chahal tying Usman Khan's shoelaces on the field, there was another guy who won the internet with his beautiful gesture. While fans of both teams were cheering for their respective sides at the Dubai stadium, this man, donning the Pakistani flag, was seen singing the Indian national anthem. Facebook The video initially went viral on Instagram and was later shared by 'Voice of Ram' on Facebook. Honestly, there is nothing more beautiful than this gesture and he deserves all the love that is being showered on him. Clearly, cricket is truly the biggest religion in the world. As the video went viral, the guy who made the video came forward and disclosed his identity. "That's me guys. Thanks for sharing. Peace only. No nonsensical wars. Spread Love," said Adil Taj. If only more people could think like him.
  17. Superhero movies may be condemned for their high use of CGI and less of dramatic or real-life plots, but the same genre entertains a huge chunk of audiences across the globe. This fact is quite evident in the box office collections of the films in this genre. All the top five films finding their place in the highest-grossing list belong to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has crossed $17 billion collectively from 20 films to date. 1. Avengers – Infinity War Box Office - $2.038 billion as of 9th July 2018 No surprises here, as we all know 'Avengers: Infinity War' was the first of its kind and one of the most ambitious superhero films to date, drawing storylines from 18 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It broke every box-office opening record to date with quite a huge margin. Let us have a look at the box-office records created by 'Avengers Infinity War' – . Biggest worldwide opening weekend and single weekend gross – $640.5 million beating Fate of The Furious' $541.9 million . Biggest opening weekend in the United States and Canada – $257.7 million . Fastest to cross $1 billion worldwide in 11 days and $1.5 billion in 18 days . Highest grossing superhero movie and of 2018 – $2.038 billion as of 9th July 2018 . Highest number of 4DX admissions. It was the first movie to reach two million admissions . Fourth highest grossing film of all time as of 9th July 2018 It also created a splash in India by becoming the highest grossing Hollywood film to date with INR 225 crores surpassing Disney's 'The Jungle Book' at the box office and the first ever to cross INR 200 crores. 2. The Avengers Box Office - $1.519 billion The film from where everything in MCU began to shape up. 'The Avengers' brought a team of six superheroes – Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Hawkeye, together for the first time, fighting against Loki and the alien invaders, Chitauris. At the time of release, 'Avengers' not only crossed $1.519 billion in global receipts but also went on to become the third highest-grossing film of all time. 3. Avengers – Age of Ultron Box Office - $1.405 billion The second instalment in the Avengers franchise, 'Age of Ultron' brought chaos in the city of Slovakia with the artificial intelligence defense program – Ultron. Though the movie met with a polarized reception from audiences and critics alike, as it fell short of the audience's expectations, it still raked in $1.405 billion globally. The film debuted at the 5th position in the highest-grossing films at the time of its release and presently stands at the 8th position. 4. Black Panther Box Office - $1.346 billion The highest grossing superhero origins movie of all time with an all-black cast, 'Black Panther' defied all box office expectations and went on to become the 9th highest-grossing film with 1.346 billion box-office collections worldwide. It also went on to become the 3rd highest grossing film in the United States and Canada with $699.88 million only after 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Avatar'. 5. Iron Man 3 Box Office - $1.215 billion Following the gigantic success of 'The Avengers', Marvel found itself facing the huge task to fulfil fans' expectations, and no other superhero could replicate the success single-handedly, except for Iron Man. Shane Black directed 'Iron Man 3' which collected $1.215 billion at the global box office, riding high on the success of 'The Avengers' and also kick-started the second-phase in the MCU.
  18. In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is model and actor Prateek Jain, who was also Mr World India 2014. © Instagram 1. One food you should never, ever eat? I'd give it straight to you, because I myself follow that religiously - please avoid fried and sugar laden foods. It's a must. © Instagram 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Legs, definitely. Indian men have this weird fixation with working only their upper body, which results in the unfortunate and unsightly condition which is called 'chicken legs'. Please train legs, folks! © Instagram 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? Trimmed, definitely. I want to see my definition when I'm working out, but I can't take the pain of getting waxed. Trimming works perfectly well! © Instagram 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? I just can't do without three things which are basic, but extremely important: my perfume, my body butter, and my sunblock. © Instagram 5. Shave down there or trim it? It really depends on my mood. I do both, from time to time, but I'd say trimming works better when you have a busy schedule like I do. © Instagram 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? Why don't I just leave it for the photographer? (Winks) © Instagram 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? Well, I have always been into sports. The result? I was skinny AF. Plus, when you're out in the sun all day, you get tanned like you've been to the sun. So yes, pretty much these two were the biggest issues I had with my body. © Instagram 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? Diet, without a doubt. When you want a shredded physique, you need 6 hours' worth of sleep, and probably 4 hours in the gym. But the rest 14 hours, you need to be on top of your game about what you're eating. Trust me, it's tough. © Instagram 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? Work towards getting your dream physique, of course. But along with that, it's extremely important to embrace what you have. When you're comfortable with your own body, you automatically become really attractive. © Instagram 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? I like how people have started becoming aware about body positivity. The usage of social media platforms to promote messages about inclusivity is something which I really find fascinating. No matter what size or shape you have, the key is to just embrace the same and be happy, provided you're healthy and fit. That's all!
  19. We've heard the wise say that life is unpredictable, but what they did not tell us was that this isn't just true about our life's final moments, but can even be applied to the most mind-blowing moments we live to experience in life. © Instagram This is the reason why every philosopher tells us to live in the moment and make the most of it. While we are busy tapping on our phones, clicking selfies or bending our fingers on a laptop at work, there are people who are taking this advice seriously and charging ahead with their hearts set on doing the right thing, by doing what they do best. This is the story about one of India's raging superstars, rapper Divine aka Vivian Fernandes from Mumbai who went from being a backstreet “gully” performer to a world-class rapper with an ardent fan following both in India and abroad. © Instagram His journey from being Vivian to Divine is a testimony that luck shines on those who dare to follow their heart and work hard. His rise to fame is nothing short of magnificent with his videos crossing the million mark within 24-hours of releasing. His songs are tales from the streets of Mumbai and range from satirical, autobiographical confessionals to rage anthem for an entire generation, that can instantly relate to the realities presented through his lyrics that talk about the city, its people and numerous other societal elements such as corruption and poverty. © Instagram Here is a 17-point guide to Divine's rise from being an underground rapper to an international performer. 1. Born Vivian Fernandes, Divine is a resident of JB Nagar in Andheri East. He had an abusive father who abandoned them due to which his mother moved to the Gulf to feed the family. He and his elder brother have been brought up by their grandmother. 2. He is a product of St. John Evangelist High School, Marol and RD National College. During his formative years as an aspiring artist, he used to play 'fillers' during college shows. © Instagram 3. Divine got hooked to the music created by Eminem and 50 Cent when a friend once gave him a CD. Inspired, he would labour over verses for hours after school. 4. His stage name is inspired by the peace he felt during his visits to the church in Marol with his grandmother. The Indian Express once quoted him, “when I began to rap, I called myself DIVINE. No other name came to mind”. 5. He started out as an underground rapper in 2011 and was a part of a hip-hop crew called Mumbai's Finest. © Instagram He became popular with his home-made YouTube video 'Yeh Mera Bombay', shot on the streets of his gully, in 2013. The video broke new grounds and received the best video of the year award from Rolling Stone India in 2014. 6. Mainstream success finally knocked on his door in 2015 when social media blew up following his collab with another Mumbai-based rapper Naezy for a track they composed together called 'Mere Gully Mein'. 7. In 2016, Divine launched his solo single 'Jungli Sher' which is a defiant anthem about growing up a broken family with limited means. The video became an instant hit on social media. © Instagram 8. He collaborated with DJ Nucleya in 'Jungle Raja' on Nucleya's album 'Bass Rani'. The track 'Jungle Raja' won 'Best EDM Track Of The Year' 2015 at the GIMA Awards. 9. Divine caught Sony Music India's attention during the Blue Frog Festival in 2014 and went on to launch his smashing debut single 'Jungli Sher' under Sony. 10. On 16 February 2017 he released his second single 'Farak' that topped the Indipop chart on iTunes India and collaborated with numerous artists such as Deep Jandu and Gangis Khas for ' Daru Daru' and India-American rapper and songwriter Raja Kumari for 'City Slums'. © Instagram 11. His big Bollywood debut came with the song 'Paintra' in collaboration with Nucleya, for the movie 'Mukkabaaz' that released on 1 December 2017. 12. January 2018 saw Divine's remix of Lil Pump's 'Gucci Gang' go viral. In March he collaborated with singer and music director Amit Trivedi for Irrfan Khan starrer 'Blackmail' on the song 'Badla'. 13. Amongst the many highs Divine has seen so far in 2018, the most special would be the release of his first single 'One Side' from his debut EP through his own label Gully Gang Records. © Instagram 14. The next big thing for the star was producing the soundtrack for 'Sacred Games' called 'Kaam-25' along with music producer Phenom. 15. Divine is one of the very rare rappers who has performed with a complete band featuring names like Randolph Correia, Jai Row Kavi and The Spindoctor, with between 5,000 and 15,000 people in attendance. 16. He was the first Hindi rapper to appear on BBC Asian Network's 'Fire in the Booth' with British DJ Charlie Sloth. © Instagram 17. Inspired by his life story and achievements, Zoya Akhtar decided to make a movie on the lives of upcoming hip-hop singer and rappers in Mumbai. The film called 'Gully Boy' is set to release on 14th February 2019 with Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead. Bhai @ranveersingh slaying Jungli sher like a boss! ð¥ð¯â¤ï¸ðð½#GullyGang #Guttaflow #GullyBoy #VoiceOfTheStreets A post shared by D I V I N E (GULLYGANG) (@vivianakadivine) on Sep 7, 2017 at 5:48am PDT There, we laid it all out for you but there still remains one detail about the rapper that we haven't shared with you. © Instagram Even after attaining so much success and fame, Divine is a humble and rooted guy who won't miss a call from his mother under any circumstance. Why? Because he says, “ My mother's love means the world to me, so I often bring it up in my music.”
  20. How many of you have played the sexy cop fantasy in your head? Most of you I am assuming? And more than once? I don't mean to sound prudish when I say you certainly can't imagine playing the fantasy out loud here, but there are some countries where the cops are hot enough for you to want to get arrested. Imagine being stopped by a really hot cop, who asks you to get out of your car and show her your car papers, as opposed to the 'thullas' you encounter here, with oversized stomachs, trying to swindle money off of you. Yeah, the scenario is quite different here but there is no harm in absolutely checking out some really hot female cops around the world! © Facebook Here's a list of 6 hot female police officers from across the world and we they're complete a badass at their jobs! I am sure the law and order is literally on stake, everywhere they're in charge. (1) Sasha Henry © Twitter Look at her, I bet you want to tap some bong right now. No, but all sleaze aside, she's from Jamaica and also one of the first police officers to participate in Miss Jamaica 2017 and she's a constable. How often would you want to get into trouble just for her? © Twitter (2) Haley Drew © Instagram I think female cops can really make a difference in the world and in a good way. They have the sass, the style and they have a brain, along with that gorgeous bod. Don't believe me? Check out this Texan beut working in the Texas sheriff department. I'm crushing real hard right now. © Instagram © Instagram Follow her here (3) Rianna Conner © Instagram If every cop looks like this then I am surely going to break a rule every day of my life. How does anyone get their work done wherever she's policing around? Another one from the USA, she's a marine and also goes by the name 'Combat Barbie'. © Instagram Follow her here (4) Adrienne Koleszar © Instagram Adrienne is a German police officer and she's a true blue fitness inspiration for a lot of women across the world. She's tough, she's hot and she's a complete badass! © Instagram © Instagram Follow her here (5) Samantha Sepulveda © Facebook She was a cop from Long Island and in 2013, when her friend invited her to participate in a fashion show, there was no looking back for Sepulveda then. She started modelling for lingerie and swimwear (have you see that gorgeous bod?). She's not a cop anymore but a full-time runway model. She's popular on Instagram if you want to check her out (@sammysep) with around 300,000 followers! © Instagram © Instagram Follow her here (6) Leticia Faria © Instagram The fabulous Brazilian Civil Police Officer from Goias is a complete looker and she is pretty much on point with her cop game as well, which is her truest passion (7) Crodia Maximus © Instagram Her real name is Christine, and she's in the Naval Reserve, but have you checked out her form? Oh, she's also a part of 1st Phorm Legionnaire. Tattooed badass who loves to lift, she's one heavy duty officer we can't get our eyes off of. © Instagram © Instagram © Instagram Follow her here (8) Koral Malol © Instagram The Israel-born hottie has a real strong Instagram following. She loves her fitness as much as she loves policing around. And she's just 24! © Instagram © Instagram © Instagram Follow her here (9) Nochtli Peralta Alvarez © Instagram She's not a police officer anymore but when she was, she truly kicked ass. Don't believe me? Watch her fight bad guys on her Instagram page! She's now a fitness freak and a model and she loves what she does. Half Dutch and half Spanish, she started working as a street police officer and she's loved all over. Those eyes though... © Instagram © Instagram Follow her here (10) Anya Sautinsky © Instagram She's a cutie alright. A police officer from Israel, she takes her work as seriously as she does travelling to exotic places and clicking some fabulously hot pictures of herself! © Instagram © Instagram © Instagram © Instagram Follow her here That's all folks. Make sure you don't get drool on your screen.
  21. While most men associate the month of november (specifically #NoShaveNovember) with taking pride in their facial growth, many of them aren't aware of the fact that 1st September actually happens to be World Beard Day. A day when you can proudly express your love for your beard, World Beard Day also gives you an opportunity to give your facial growth the treatment it not only warrants, but also deserves. And so on that note, here are five things you should definitely gift yourself (and your beard!) on this World Beard Day. 1) A Premium Beard Oil © Official Instagram Account/ Ranveer Singh For those of you out there who have been planning on growing your beard and making it more luscious, beard oils end up being a godsend. After all, not only do they provide the necessary nourishment to your beard, but they also end up facilitating hair growth, making them an absolutely vital element of your grooming regimen. Pro tip: Ustraa and Beardo curate some of the best beard oils out there, and that too for incredibly affordable rates. 2) A Badass Moustache Wax © Official Instagram Account/Ranveer Singh While you are taking care of your beard, don't forget about your mooch. A rookie mistake that most men end up making is not taking care of your moustache, which will make for an unseemly and awkward sight. So make sure you get some grooming products catering to your mooch's wellness as well. Pro tip: Beardhood's catalogue includes some of the best moustache waxes you could possibly get your hands on. 3) A Quality Trimmer © Official Instagram Account/ Tom Hardy It doesn't matter how long or thick your beard is, if you don't properly trim it, it'll never look attractive. On the contrary, an unkempt and untrimmed beard will make sure that you look as undesirable as possible. So on this World Beard Day, why not give your beard the love it deserves by investing in a quality trimmer for yourself? Pro tip: Some of the best beard trimmers out there, that happen to affordable as well, belong to Philips, Braun and Nova's catalogues. 4) An A-Grade Face Wash © Official Instagram Account/ Kartik Aryan Many people end up underestimating the harmful effects using the wrong face wash could have on your beard. After all, most face washes are not formulated to protect your facial hair. As such, getting yourself an A-grade face wash, one that will not only take care of your skin but also protect your beard and mooch from any potential damage, is recommended. Pro tip: Beardhood and the Man Company are known for curating face washes that are not only suitable for your skin type, but are also mindful of not damaging your beard. 5) Finally, A Power-Packed Electric Shaver © Unsplash Unlike the other four products mentioned on our list, an electric shaver won't help you grow or maintain your beard. But trust us, there WILL come a time when you'll probably want to change things up a bit and shave it off. As such, getting a power-packed electric shaver for yourself doesn't make for a bad idea. Pro tip: If you're looking for a premium electic shaver that won't make you go broke, you can opt for eithier Philips or Panasonic as they curate some of the best electric shavers out there.
  22. Human trafficking (largely prevalent in India) is one of the harshest realities of the world that has destroyed millions of lives. The trailer of 'Love Sonia' brings to surface a harrowing tale of an innocent young village girl, who gets entangled in one such vicious world of flesh trade. Tamasha Talkies Sonia, played by Mrunal Thakur, is a 17-year-old girl who gets separated from her sister when her father sells her off to pay debts. Sonia then sets out on a journey to rescue her sister from the clutches of *** traffickers. As she tries to look for clues to find her sister, she finds herself slowly getting trapped in a global network of *** trade with no way out from it. Tamasha Talkies This 2-minute-42-seconds trailer is packed with a powerful star-cast, brutal yet emotional scenes and hard-hitting performances which brilliantly portray the trauma, horror and fear that the young girl goes through when thrown into *** trade. "Inspired by real events", the trailer narrates a powerful story of a girl who puts up a strong fight against human trafficking, only in hopes that she will get closer to finding and rescuing her sister. Directed by Tabrez Noorani of 'Life of Pi' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame, the trailer packs brilliant performances by Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Anupam Kher, Adil Hussain, Manoj Bajpayee, Mrunal Thakur, Freida Pinto and Hollywood actors Demi Moore and Mark Duplass. 'Love Sonia' is releasing on September 14.
  23. Most of us have dreamt of reaching for the skies at some point in our lives. While some of us have had the chance to turn that dream into a reality, the rest of us are still moving forward on our journeys. However, regardless of where one stands on their respective journeys or which leg of the story remains to be discovered yet, one has to overcome a zillion hurdles before they can cross the finish line. Instagram Though at times somewhere along the way a few of our comrades give up on their dreams in the face of testing challenges, there still remain a few who continue to strive against all odds and keep moving forward. The following account you're about to read is about one such young lad who has been a massive inspiration to hundreds of young Indians for displaying sheer will of character and hard work to turn dreams into reality. This is the story of Indore's homeboy Madhusudan Patidar and how he toiled hard to become the youngest Indian to climb the Mount Everest via North Ridge. He even has a world record of being 'the first person to stay on Mt. Kilimanjaro's summit for 22 hours' to his name. Rooted In Passion Instagram A resident of Rau in Indore, Patidar comes from a middle-class family of lesser means but great dreams, and an earnest hope to live a reality carved out of hard work, sincerity and faith. He is a Fire Technology engineer by degree but an avid mountaineer by profession and lives by the motto 'ain't no mountain high enough'. It all started when he was in 7th standard and went on an excursion with his father. By the end of that adventure he'd fallen head over heels with the aspect of rock climbing and his heart was soon set on scaling the mighty Everest. Instagram In no time, his love turned into an obsession and Madhusudan went on to get himself enrolled for the basic course of mountaineering from Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering, and then later, for the advance course from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Facing Those Challenges However, scaling up those mountains came with their own set of challenges. Madhusudan had to struggle real hard in order to arrange Rs 35 lakhs for his training and lack of funds forced his family to sell off their house and even mortgage his mother's jewellery. Instagram Even the government turned a deaf ear to his requests for financial aid. Patidar's applications found no takers in either the Department of Sports and Youth Welfare or in Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Undeterred, Madhusudan approached his friends and neighbours who came together to invest in his dreams. Living The Dream On May 21, 2017, Patidar—fondly called MP's Mowgli—successfully climbed atop the Everest and became the youngest Indian to reach there via the North Ridge. He later named 21st May 2017 his 'Dream Day'. Instagram Later that year on 18th December, he went on to earn the feat of climbing atop Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. Not only this, he opted for the toughest Western Breach route to reach the Kilimanjaro summit and once there, he decided to attempt something unprecedented. He spent a record 22 hours on the summit and made it to the Guinness Book of World Records! Eyeing Newer Heights Having successfully checked two out the seven highest peaks he has on his list, he's excited than ever to take on his next expedition and move closer to his ultimate goal. From losing a part of his finger to frostbite to losing a team member to a gorge during the climb, Patidar has been witness to numerous challenges and hardships but eventually come out of them with flying colours! Instagram He has given the country many reasons to be proud of him and the youth of the nation an inspiration to learn from. We are really happy to be sharing his story with you and would love to hear your thoughts on it too.
  24. After months and months of secret dating, hand-holding, airport sightings, barely saying a word to anyone about their relationship, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who are now officially engaged, have opened the dams and are not holding back from showing the world that they belong to each other. From accompanying each other at the Met Gala to dating to making things official, the two have come a long way. Meanwhile, the celebrations at the Chopra residence are in full swing and even though we have no clue what's going on inside, we are sure it's a bash to remember. The day started with a traditional Roka ceremony for which Nick and his parents Denise Miller-Jonas and Paul Kevin Jonas arrived on Thursday night. While we've already shown you the Roka pictures, the duo finally made their Instagram debut, after official getting engaged, in the presence of their family and friends. Congratulations to my girl, I'm so so happy for you ð #loverules @priyankachopra and @nickjonas #ICalledIT!! #rokaceremony #Pre-engagement #mumbai #india A post shared by Anjula Acharia (@anjula_acharia) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:34am PDT The most amazing private #roka celebration for @nickjonas and @priyankachopra wishing you love for ever, joy in your hearts ♥ï¸ #fun #love #nickjonas #priyankachopra A post shared by Anjula Acharia (@anjula_acharia) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:42am PDT (c) Instagram (c) Instagram (c) Instagram Perfect Powerful Couple #Priyanka chopra and #Nick jones looking so much in Loveð @nickjonas and @priyankachopra Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love. FOLLOW US @glitterandglamourindia #naveenpandey #RiteishDeshmukh #london2018 #rubinavkishaadi #rubinadilaik #divyankatripathidahiya #vivekdahiya #suhanakhan #fbsuhanakhan #ananyapandey #shanayakapoor #ahaanpanday #jahnvikapoor #jhanvikapoor #PriyankaNickengagement #nickjonas #priyankachopra #nick #jonas #iconicks #jonatic #teamdnce #jonasbrothers #demijonasfan #india #mumbai #family #engaged A post shared by Naveen Pandey (@glitterandglamourindia) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:30am PDT AUGUST 18 2018- #PriyankaNickEngagment Ahhhhh she looks so happy, with her bestie xx #nickjonas #priyankachopra #jicknonas #peecee #nickyanka @nickjonas @priyankachopra A post shared by NICKYANKA'S LOVE (@nickyankaslove) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:28am PDT AUGUST 18 2018- #PriyankaNickEngagment Nick with Priyankas friend. #nickjonas #priyankachopra #jicknonas #peecee #nickyanka @nickjonas @priyankachopra A post shared by NICKYANKA'S LOVE (@nickyankaslove) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:56am PDT WATCH VIDEO! Priyanka Chopra's Pandit Confirms Wedding Reports, Gives Details Of The Engagement Ceremony. #priyankachopraengagement #priyankanickengagement #Priyankachopra #nickjonas @priyankachopra @nickjonas A post shared by Movie Talkies (@movietalkies) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:05am PDT Nick introduced us to 'Future Mrs Jonas, calling her his love and heart. And boy we were knocked over by how he was gushing over her. Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love. A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT Priyanka finally declared that she was taken with her all her heart and soul. Taken.. With all my heart and soul.. A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT To which a cheeky Nick replied, "wow congrats...he's the luckiest guy in the world." (c) Screengrab/ Instagram One can only imagine how the fans must be feeling right now, after all, they haven't been fed like this in a long time. We wonder if they can handle this sudden rush of social media affection by the beautiful couple. Later tonight, Priyanka and Nick will be hosting a grand engagement party where close friends and family members will join to celebrate the big day. Congratulations Nick and Priyanka!
  25. How many of us today can even come to consider the option of giving up our life filled with luxuries, worldly pleasure and even perhaps the constant “updates” and sneak peeks the internet provides to us on an hourly basis? Not many. Sad but true. However, the past decade has managed to produce such a gem, who consciously chose to renounce the guilty pleasures of a sweet, urban life in pursuit of higher truth or meaning, by becoming a monk! The name is Jay Shetty and for all the uninitiated, here's what we have to say. You need to turn on all post notifications for this guy's content because whatever he touches turns to gold. If you think we are exaggerating, then read on because we have all the scoop you might want to fill up on and transform your life. © Instagram The Backstory Born to Indian parents settled in London, Jay had the usual upbringing in an Indian household. The shy, introvert kid who had parental expectations to meet. Bullied for sporting a few extra kilos, he found solace in the comfort of non-judgemental, endearing books and never let the bullies get to him. However, as teenage would have it, he had his own tryst with experimentation and thrilling adventures that landed him on suspension on numerous occasions. All the same, it was the sudden death of two of his best buddies that jolts him back to reality and he begins to ponder upon the transient nature of life and its bigger purpose. This experience changes the course of his life to explore the branch of Philosophy and Behavioural Sciences, in which he even goes on to achieve a first class B.Sc degree in. © Instagram The Monk Life Chooses Him Having crossed paths with a monk at the age of 18, Jay yet again begins to explore ways of making a positive difference to people's lives. It was at the age of 22 that he finally decides to relinquish the comforts of home and society and travel across India and Europe for the next 3 years to explore and experience the monk life for himself. For the next three years he lived as monk, with a shaved head and gown robes, and built philanthropic ventures. Like they show it on TV, he endured the tough and strict lifestyle of the monks, that included waking up at 4 am and meditating in extreme conditions as well as learning at depth about the classical philosophies and sciences of the East. Along the way Jay built sustainable villages, participated in food programs and coached millennials on consciousness, well-being and success. © Instagram The Urban Monk Soon after relocating to London after living as a monk for three long years, his friends from business school having learnt about his latest escapades and the discoveries that they led to for Jay, began to call on him for motivation and guidance, that soon broadened to speaking at well-known global corporates. He began sharing his insights on productivity, contentment and success with employees and the management, and soon graduated to work as a Social Media coach for executives in online branding and digital strategy at Accenture. It was during this time that his life was to take yet another life-changing turn. © Instagram The Story Now In 2016, Jay's videos were spotted by Arianna Huffington, who invited him to host HuffPost Lifestyle in New York. Then life happened and after having worked with HuffPost for a while, Jay launched his own brand and has since worked with global bigwigs like Google, Facebook, Coca Cola and Microsoft to name a few. His viral videos on life, relationships and success are a major hit with today's youth who swear by his words of wisdom. It has been two years since he started and today he is not one of the most popular online sensation and viral content creator who hit 2 billion views in mere 18 months but also a Class of 2017 'Forbes 30 Under 30' inspiration! His stories are relatable, founded on scientific study and often based on real life experiences. © Instagram Jay believes in touching people's lives and transforming them by looking at the issues that plague our generation and providing feasible solutions and perspectives to them. His videos are enlightening, helpful, optimistic, motivating and insightful to the level that no one who has ever come across his pearls of wisdom shall be able to ignore the value they find in them. Check Out These Snippets To Get You Started
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