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  1. If you've already been using a MacBook and have enabled the dark mode feature on macOS, then you already know what's in store. iOS 13 is expected to release later this year and will finally add dark mode to iOS devices, system-wide. This news comes via a report from 9to5Mac that details the future update from Apple. © Twitter The report suggests that users will be able to enable and control the dark mode feature from the main settings page. It is said to work similar to the dark mode feature in macOS and will enable a dark theme for the iPhone or iPad. Having said that, the dark mode may not be available on specific apps and individual app developers will have to enable support for dark mode. © YouTube Other updates may include new multitasking features for the iPad and an overhaul on the Mail app. The mail app is sed to get a new “undo” feature similar to what you may have seen on Gmail and other email services. The new multitasking features on the Ipad will enable users to use multiple apps at the same time. However, instead of implementing a split-screen window, the update would allow each app to run in multiple, smaller windows. 9to5Mac says in the report: "Each window will also be able to contain sheets that are initially attached to a portion of the screen, but can be detached with a drag gesture, becoming a card that can be moved around freely,” © Twitter Another small change may come to the volume adjusting window on iOS devices. As of now, when a user turns up or down the volume, an on-screen graphic takes over your screen obstructing your view of the content behind the graphic. In fact, the volume control animation has also been subjected to memes which basically occupies a major portion of the iPhone's screen when adjusting the volume. There's no way to confirm these rumours until Apple makes them official at WWDC later this year. Until then, we can only hope these rumours come to fruition as we've wanted a dark mode feature on iOS devices for years. Source: 9to5Mac
  2. Life is a game of Snakes and Ladders; sometimes you move up and sometimes you are back to square one in the most brutal fashion. But the secret lies in learning from your failures to rewrite your success. This particular strength of character was shown by none other than the controversial golfer Tiger Woods, who made a prolific comeback to the top of the pile, over the weekend. He ended his 11-year major title drought by winning his fifth Masters title at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday. A valiant two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele that earned the veteran the glory. The story of Woods, who hugged his father Earl after his long-due win, is nothing short of dramatic. He also cherished the opportunity to scoop his son Charlie into his arms after winning his 'Fifth Green Jacket' almost 14 years after his last. Tiger Woods has won the Masters. His 81st PGA TOUR win. His 15th major title. His 5th green jacket.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/xC8165hypE — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 14, 2019 "Prior to this comeback", Woods had said, "they only knew that golf caused me a lot of pain". The 43-year-old champion has been broken in so many ways but a moment with Charlie, the ensuing embrace of his mother Kultida and then of Sam, was telling of the soulful eventual glory. Astonishingly, when Woods won his 14 major championships - changing golf as he did so - his son wasn't even born, and his daughter was less than a year old for the last. And now, when he broke through for a historic 15th, they joined him, ecstatic, on a Sunday that reshaped golf again. © Reuters In his professional career of 23 years, Woods has been through a whole lot of controversies. Beginning in 2005, when he started having knee troubles, to later being accused of having an extra-marital affair with a nightclub worker, it was just where the tide began to turn. Later in February 2010, the golfer lost many promotion deals, including those of General Motors and Gatorade. He made an apology, not only to his wife (whom he divorced earlier in the year) but to the world following this incident. “I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to,” he stated. “I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me.” “I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn't have far – didn't have to go far to find them. I was wrong. I was foolish.” He also stated that he enrolled in therapy programs to address such issues. With his back against the wall, Woods was just an inch away from one thing, and that was going to jail, which he later did when he was involved in a car accident in November 2009. Following a spinal surgery, in 2017, Woods was on a heavy dose of medications which made him drowsy the entire day. Later that year, Woods was arrested again for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs. Woods told the police that he was in recovery from the surgery. When the police arrested him, the golfer was allegedly asleep, with the car's engine running and standing still in the middle of traffic. Woods said that he did not realise that the prescription drugs he was taking would affect his sleep patterns. However, he later agreed to complete the out-of-state intensive program that addressed his ways of handling his pain and his medications. Despite going through all the ups and downs in his life, pure determination brought Woods back into the limelight and placed him where he is today. This triumph brought back the talks of Woods making a run at Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 majors. And especially, after a beaming Woods slipped on his fifth Green Jacket, he will be aware that Sunday's win has brought him tantalisingly close to another Nicklaus record – that of six Augusta titles. With a hope that the Tiger roars again, we wish that he achieves all the glory forthcoming his way.
  3. Ajay Devgn first graced the silver screen in the early 90s with the release of 'Phool Aur Kaante' in 1991. It would also become the film that would bring him his first award as an actor, Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actor. Close to completing three adventurous decades in Bollywood, Ajay Devgn has evolved not only as an actor, but also in personality. From the brooding lover in 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', to the most beloved super-cop in 'Singham', Ajay has come a long way since. Therefore, this journey has obviously been as colourful as it has been adventurous, and there are ample number of photographs to show for it. We list down 20 rare photos of Ajay Devgn over the span of his long, and extensive career which show how the actor has transformed over the last 28 years of his Bollywood journey. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Sep 2, 2018 at 6:58am PDT View this post on Instagram #AjayDevgn #akshaykumar #sunilshetty #bollywood A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Nov 9, 2018 at 4:35am PST View this post on Instagram #ajaydevgnteam #ajaydevgn #akshaykumar A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Sep 8, 2018 at 9:58pm PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Nov 2, 2018 at 2:57am PDT View this post on Instagram 90s !! #ajaydevgn #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #totaldhamaal #tanhaji #dedepyarde #bollywood #simbaa #zero #2point0 #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #shraddhakapoor #ranbirkapoor #salmankhan #shahrukhkhan #srk #varundhawan #dishapatani #urvashirautela #mumbai #india #hindimovies#ileanadcruz A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Dec 19, 2018 at 5:45am PST View this post on Instagram Throwback to when I thought specs were cool... A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Jan 4, 2018 at 6:12am PST View this post on Instagram When I actually tried to solve a paper puzzle and was looking at human kind. #throwback A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on May 2, 2018 at 11:34pm PDT View this post on Instagram A memory returned! ð #Repost @ajaydevgnfanclub A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Apr 27, 2018 at 8:16am PDT View this post on Instagram #ajaydevgn A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Mar 31, 2019 at 12:12am PDT View this post on Instagram The #cutest example of "Two being One" ð @ajaydevgn @kajol #ajaydevgn #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #totaldhamaal #tanhaji #dedepyarde #bollywood #simbaa #zero #2point0 #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #shraddhakapoor #ranbirkapoor #salmankhan #shahrukhkhan #srk #varundhawan #dishapatani #urvashirautela #mumbai #india #hindimovies#ileanadcruz #saraalikhan #rohitshetty #Singham A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Jan 2, 2019 at 8:15am PST View this post on Instagram The first woman in my life who taught me well! To all mothers, daughters, better halves & sisters everywhere... You are celebrated everyday! A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Mar 7, 2018 at 10:26pm PST View this post on Instagram Debut Film A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Feb 9, 2019 at 6:20am PST View this post on Instagram @amitabhbachchan @ajaydevgn @kajol #legends #bollywood #bollywooddance #model A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Aug 17, 2018 at 8:48pm PDT View this post on Instagram #Throwback to #90s #ajaydevgn #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #totaldhamaal #tanhaji #dedepyarde #bollywood #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #ranbirkapoor #salmankhan #shahrukhkhan #srk #varundhawan #dishapatani #urvashirautela #mumbai #india #pune #punekars #hindimovies#ileanadcruz #sonusood #varundhawan #tigershroff #hrithikroshan A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Jan 11, 2019 at 1:37am PST View this post on Instagram Cargil army A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Jul 28, 2018 at 2:32am PDT View this post on Instagram #90s #bollywood A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Sep 29, 2018 at 6:48am PDT View this post on Instagram One with the #legend #dilipkumarsahab #bollywood #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #ajaydevgn A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Mar 30, 2019 at 12:04am PDT View this post on Instagram #baadshaho A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Jun 24, 2016 at 8:11am PDT View this post on Instagram Some things never change ð @ajaydevgn @kajol #20YearsOfKajay #ajaydevgn #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #anilkapoor #arshadwarsi#madhuridixit #dhamaal #bollywood #sequel#TotalDhamaal #comedy #fun#wild#adventure#trailer#poster#gullyboy#ranveersingh #salmankhan #vickykaushal #kajol #salmankhan #kesari #akshaykumar #love #fans #followers #wife #husband A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Feb 24, 2019 at 5:17am PST View this post on Instagram Throwback to good old days with long locks. A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Jun 7, 2018 at 3:51am PDT
  4. The fact that men don't like washing their jeans too often is all too well-established by now, but Chip Bergh, the CEO of Levi's, has taken it to a whole new level. The man has claimed that his jeans haven't seen the insides of an washing machine in over 10 years. He has also suggested that all of us should do the same. I know, right? We had this exact same reaction that you're probably having right now. How does it even work? What happens when it's dirty? Does it not smell? What about sweat, stains, germs?! But he had a solution to these things. He said he spot cleans stains, and whenever he feels they have become too dirty, he hand washes them lightly. Rest of the times, he just puts in out in the sun, and that apparently takes care of the cleanliness, as well as the germs. In fact, sunning a pair of jeans is apparently better to get rid of germs than washing it, and it also keeps the fabric fibers intact for years. © Getty Images For areas where sunlight is not available in plenty, storing jeans inside the freezer apparently can get rid of 90% of germs. Who knew? But we wonder what happens to the rest 10% of germs. © Getty Images Well, it probably works in countries with less pollution. We're wondering whether Chip still maintains his stand if he ever comes and lives in Gurgaon for a month. As for us, let's just say we'll have to be prepared for a flying chappal coming our way before so much as sharing this method with our mother, even on phone.
  5. The Desi community in the UK right now are going to feel even more at home. Cab giant Ola has now launched autos in England! Ola has launched an entire fleet of Bajaj and Piaggio autorickshaws in the Liverpool area with the aim of overtaking Uber. © Twitter People were pleasantly surprised to be surrounded by colourful 'tuk-tuks' and were offered free rides as well. Also, these auto rides will ensure that a large amount of the fare will go to the driver itself. From India to the streets of Liverpool. Indian Startup OLA launches OLA Auto 'Tuk Tuks' in Liverpool, UK! pic.twitter.com/QNwSCxfK6N — Social Ketchup (@social_ketchup) March 26, 2019 Ola hit the market in a big way when it paved its way into the streets of Cardiff back in August last year. Ever since then, the company has been going quite strong and with the new fleet of cool autos, it is bound to give Uber a stronger competition. However, funnily enough, this is not the first time we are looking at pictures of an auto in the streets of Europe because in 'Aap Ka Suroor', Himesh Reshammiya already showed us how autos work in Germany, remember? © Action Concept Film Well, hope our Desi crew in Britain is having fun now.
  6. The 'Sonchiriya' actor Manoj Bajpai was conferred the prestigious Padma Shri award by President Ramnath Kovind, in a ceremony held in New Delhi on the 16th of March. One of the finest actors in the industry, Bajpai was nominated for the award back in January, for which he said he was happy no one abused him over social media upon being nominated. (c)Twitter “My friends, relatives and followers are very happy with it. I have observed that till now, no one has abused me on social media and no one has created controversy when my name was announced. As one of the awardees of Padma Shri Award so, I am really happy and it's a good thing that when you get an honour nobody has raised objections against it,” Bajpai told a popular news agency. Dressed in a traditional attire, Bajpai was full of gratitude and happiness upon receiving the award by the president. It's about time veteran actors get recognised for the dedication and hard work they've put in to give the industry some good quality content and we're glad Bajpai who is amongst the finest to have received it. It was an honour and a privilege sir @rashtrapatibhvn https://t.co/f43Ny309yR — manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) 16 March 2019 Also present on the occasion were other Padma Shri awardees like cricketer Gautam Gambhir and Nambi Narayan, a renowned scientist who will soon have a biopic in his name called 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, featuring R. Madhavan. Earlier, in an interview with a popular publication, Manoj had said being recognised by the government meant a lot to him as his work and dedication finally found meaning. “All other awards are given for excellence in a role or a film. But Padma Shri is given for excellence in your journey. It's not just about a film you have contributed to but through your art and craft the contribution you have made to the society. So, that's a huge comment on the achievement of an artist like me,” Manoj was quoted in an interview with a popular publication. (c)Twitter Be it 'Gangs of Wasseypur' or even 'Satya', the man has shown us he is one of the best actors the industry has today and he carries forth his dedication toward cinema with ease. The last movie the actor did was 'Sonchiriya', which is a dacoit drama. Although the movie wasn't a success at the box office, it surely did win over the critics. For now, Bajpai's huge fan base, including Bollywood celebrities, are cheering for him and tweeting some good wishes his way. ðð¼ðð¼ðð¼ðð¼ðð¼ðð¼ðð¼ð¤ Mubarak ho sir !!! — taapsee pannu (@taapsee) 16 March 2019 Jawani aa gayi hai kaafi.. mubarak ho bhaisahab — Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) 16 March 2019 Kudos Kudos Kudos my friend!!! ððððð — KayKay Menon (@kaykaymenon02) 16 March 2019 Wow! Congratulations sir! This was very well-deserved and long overdue! — Mihir Bijur (@MihirBijur) 16 March 2019 Congrats! Sir u increased the glory of champaran. Thanx for ur being a champarani. — à¤à¥à¤à¥à¤¦à¤¾à¤° Sanjeet Parasar (@ParasarSanjeet) 16 March 2019 Mumbai ka DON kaun? Bhiku Mhatre, Bhiku Mhatre, Bhiku Mhatre Echoeing ððð Congratulations — EF Sandeep Arora ♥ï¸ðï¸ (@SandeeparoraEF) 16 March 2019 Well deserved .... congratulations sir ...ðð — Arun Pandey (@arun06_pandey) 16 March 2019 Badhai ho bhai saab — Sarojpkr (@sarojpkr) 16 March 2019 This year 112 personalities were shortlisted for the Padma Shri. The first set were presented the award on March 11 where 56 personalities received them. The next 56 got the award on the 16th Of March. Well, this is probably the best year for Bajpai so far and we wish to see him in more pivotal and off-beat roles. He will be seen in a Netflix original film called 'Dhaka', releasing soon. The film will also star Randeep Hooda, Chris Hemsworth, Pankaj Tripathi and David Harbour playing main characters. (c)Twitter Here's a big fat congratulations for the multifaceted and extremely talented actor and we hope his contribution towards cinema never falls short!
  7. The World Wide Web is a fascinating place to step into. There are a gazillion “addresses” you can visit and explore, and yet it holds no physical dimensions around it to vouch for its existence outside the pixelated and LED lit screens of the myriad gizmos that allow access to it. WWW, as it is most popularly known, was brought into existence 30 years ago today, by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. Today there are close to 2 billion websites connected to the World Wide Web online, and life without the web seems almost impossible. (c) Thinkstock Given the raging wave of digitization that has engulfed our world far and wide, the web today has become almost as vital for our survival in the urbanscape that is constantly changing and evolving all the time, as is food or shelter. So, on the WWW's 30th anniversary we decided to go around asking young millennials what are they most grateful to the internet for, and how the web may have changed their life beyond repair. (c)Thinkstock The answers, as you shall be witnessing, range from poignant to funny depending on what these young men and women think is the biggest boon of the internet's existence in 2019. With a majority of the young (and old) around the world heavily depending on the web and its services to get sh** done on a day to day basis (basically exist), the 30th anniversary of the WWW sure holds a lot of importance for all those who make use of it, and rely on its magic as if lives depended on it. Here is what these 7 millennials have to say: (c) MensXP We have all been there and I suppose all of us are forever indebted to the web for the depth of information it has in store, and the umpteen times it has saved our a** when it comes to last minute “research” and assignment submission throughout school, college and even at work! (c) MensXP Online dating and socialisation have seen the biggest boom in the recent years, and with all the thrill that it brings into our life, there is no denying the dangers and misadventures one might come across in the virtual world. But the internet really does help us to get a heads up, and often saves us from nuisances and dangers. (c) MensXP How can we say anything else after this? This is so relevant to all regardless of whether we are millennials or not. The web has really changed our lives by exposing us to some of the greatest melodies and artists from around the world, which would have otherwise been lost to us. (c) MensXP Again, Facebook and Google have been complete game changers when it comes to the existence of the internet. What would we do without Google and all its “relevant” answers, and Facebook - that allows us to do a lot more than “stay connected”. (c) MensXP Touché. Not just Harshleen, but there must be a million other people whose lives changed forever thanks to the magic that is YouTube. So many of us have been able to get done so many things all because of this blessing. (c) MensXP Exchange of ideas and connecting with like-minded individuals from around the world, who share the same dreams, hopes and aspirations could only be made possible due to the existence of the web. The number of ideas, people and innovations that the internet furthers in beyond our imagination. (c) MensXP We have already been told about what a blessing Facebook is for millennials, but Netflix? We have no intention of adding anything to what Shwetabh has spoken of. Netflix is a true friend indeed.
  8. If you're a big Marquez fan, like me, then the headline has probably already left you beaming with joy and with a little bit of scepticism of 'but how'?. Well, it's true. Netflix is officially turning celebrated author Gabriel García Márquez's iconic work '100 years Of Solitude' into a legit series. The best part about this development is that the project will be helmed and produced by his sons Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha to ensure that the authenticity of the series is maintained. "For decades, our father was reluctant to sell the film rights to Cien Años de Soledad because he believed that it could not be made under the time constraints of a feature film, or that producing it in a language other than Spanish would not do it justice. But in the current golden age of series, with the level of talented writing and directing, the cinematic quality of content, and the acceptance by worldwide audiences of programs in foreign languages, the time could not be better to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides. We are excited to support Netflix and the filmmakers in this venture, and eager to see the final product”, Garcia said. © Twitter The iconic and timeless tale of complex emotions embedded beautifully, showing through various character is probably his best work. The book follows the Buendía family which lives in the fictitious town of Macondo. Marquez was known for infusing the techniques of magic-realism in his work and bringing characters to life with his sheer brilliance. There is no official information on the cast and crew, but we trust the makers to do a fine job and do justice to one of the finest literary works ever.
  9. You can finally play your PlayStation 4 (PS4) games on your iPad or your iPhone via Sony's Remote Play App. The application was already available on Android, considering it was first launched on the Xperia Z3 way back in October 2013. It has taken Sony 4.5 years to get the same feature for iOS devices. © SONY In order to use this feature, you will need to update your PS4, download the RemotePlay app on your iOS device and pair the two. The controller layout is overlaid on the screen and if you want to play on your iOS device, it will work best when paired with a third party controller. You cannot pair the PS4 controller with an iPhone or an iPad unless your device is jailbroken. iOS is a huge platform and bringing the functionally will be a massive expansion for streaming games. There are plenty of MFi gamepads you can use in order to play PlayStation games on your iPad. You can use the SteelSeries Nimbus as a gamepad and map the controls exactly like on the PlayStation 4 controller. © Sony Having said that, you will not be able to play PS4 games remotely such as via a mobile network. You will need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi in order for the function to work. You will also need an iPhone 7 or sixth-generation iPad or later to make the application work with your PS4. The new update has been rolled out for the PS4 and in the 6.5 version of the update, users can also remap the 'X' and 'O' buttons on the controller. Japanese consoles have to use the 'O' button for the “Enter” command, however, you can now remap it to 'X' or the other way around.
  10. PUBG Mobile is undoubtedly one of the most popular titles which you can play on both Android and iOS devices. Millions of players are showing up on PUBG's servers to play the game on a daily basis. Despite the staggering success, the game's developer and publisher Tencent Games is currently dealing with a lot of criticism, thanks to the reports which claim that the game is highly addictive and is affecting the mental health of the players. © Tencent Mobile Following the serious backlash, Tencent Games has now decided to impose a digital lock that will lock out players under the age of 13. Tencent Games is said to have imposed the restriction to support the Chinese government's crackdown on gaming addiction, and players below 13 years of age will need a parent or guardian's permission to play. Tencent is said to be using technologies like facial recognition and player ID checks to ascertain the age and identities of the players. They are using similar technology to ban players in 'Honour of Kings', which is yet another popular Tencent Games title. In addition to the digital lock, Tencent has already imposed limits on how long players can play the game, streaming restriction, and more. © PUBG Corporation As of now, only the Chinese version of the game seems to have the digital lock. The ban has been imposed in 12 Chinese cities including Beijing, Chengdu, and Changchun. But considering how Indian parents have been complaining about the game's addictive nature, we think it's only a matter of time until we see a similar digital lock being imposed on the Indian version of the game as well. In a statement released following the backlash, Tencent said, "To foster a healthy and balanced in-game environment, we are developing numerous new features and enhancements which enables us to provide an environment for players to enjoy PUBG Mobile in a rewarding and responsible manner. We are honoured to have a passionate community of PUBG Mobile players in India and globally and continue to welcome their feedback to make PUBG Mobile the best game ever!" Source: Xinhuanet
  11. It's been almost four years since we've seen a brand new Halo game ever since 'Halo 5: Guardians'. 'Halo Infinite', is one of the most awaited follow-ups in the Halo franchise and we will finally get to see it at E3 2019. © 343 Industries 343 Industries, the studio that took charge of the 'Halo' franchise after Bungie, is going to be present at E3 later this year. Bonnie Ross, 343 Industries boss told IGN that the game director Chris Lee will discuss more details about the upcoming game in June. Currently, not much is known about 'Halo: Infinite, however, Ross did confirm that the game director will be discussing the new engine i.e. “SlipSpace”. 'Halo Infinite' was first announced at E3 2018 via a teaser that showed off the game's new engine's capabilities. The trailer showed a big space with warthog travelling the environment. It had beautiful vistas and massive landscapes. Since it was a teaser, we can't be entirely sure if this would be the end result in the full game. Having said that, it would be nice to see how the game has been shaping up in the past year. E3 is still one of the biggest gaming events where new games and products are announced. Since there is 'Infinite' in the title, we're expecting the new Halo game to be a big affair. It's also rumoured that Microsoft will announce two new consoles this year for the next generation. Halo Infinite's launch may also coincide with the launch of new consoles. © 343 Industries 'Halo Infinite' is expected to have RPG-style mechanics and is expected to be a “spiritual reboot” of the franchise. The game is expected to launch for Xbox One, PC and possibly the next-gen consoles. We will know more about 'Halo Infinite' later this year during E3, which is scheduled to commence on June 11th. Source: IGN
  12. It was a chilly Sunday afternoon in Bengaluru, the roads were empty and the offices closed. If you were new in the area, you'd ask out loud: “What has happened to one of the busiest and happening cities this nation?” The answer: India Vs England. People found themselves stuck in front of their televisions, unable to blink amid one of the most anticipated matchups of the 2011 ICC World Cup, the host, Team India was to go head-to-head against a dominating force in England. Paul Collingwood, skipper Andrew Strauss and the notorious Kevin Peterson had taken the Englishmen to heights never seen before. On the other hand, the Men in Blue looked rock solid with Sachin Tendulkar getting over his woes and thoughts of retiring from the sport, Virender Sehwag finding his mojo and MS Dhoni's outstanding winning streak, while a young Virat Kohli was on the rise. After winning the toss, in a not-so-popular decision, Dhoni decided to bat first. Unable to stick to the crease for long, opener Virender Sehwag was dismissed by Matt Prior off Tim Bresnan. However, it was the second opener and the 'god of cricket' Sachin Tendulkar who showed his true form to us mortals as he took the English bowlers to task. Be it pacer James Anderson or orthodox spinner James Yardy, the master blaster spared no one. In a beautiful innings, Tendulkar scored a toasty 120 to record his 47th ODI ton and the fifth World Cup century - more than any other player in the history of the game. Check out "WC 2011: Sachin Smashes 120 vs Eng" on Hotstar!https://t.co/aU9p38gFoz — Aditya Pandey (@adityapandey148) February 27, 2019 Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh were excellent sidekicks to Tendulkar's heroic performance as they scored 51 and 58 runs respectively. Team India built a mammoth total of 338 for England to chase. People expected England to swing for the fences from the first ball, but nobody expected captain Andrew Strauss to explode like that. Watching him destroy the spinners made people want to shoot themselves in the foot. Both Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh were visibly frustrated as Strauss sent deliveries to every corner of the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. After scoring an incredible 158 off 145 balls, the English batsman was finally sent away on an LBW appeal by bowler Zaheer Khan. Despite Strauss' sendoff, England managed to hang on to the ropes as future skipper Ian Bell shouldered the batting order, scoring 69 in 71. Even though the English tailenders were on the crease, the Indian fans were holding their breath as the fate of the match was to be decided on the very last ball. On a perfect delivery by Munaf Patel, Graeme Swann tried to go for the big one, but the ball went straight to the mid-off fielder Yusuf Pathan, who made no mistake in getting hold of it and the batsmen were pinned to taking a single. After 100 overs of action-pact innings spearheaded by Sachin Tendulkar and Andrew Strauss, one of the greatest encounters in the history of ICC World Cup ended on a tie as commentator Ravi Shastri very rightly said: “No team deserved to lose.”. One of the most exciting @cricketworldcup encounters ever? We think so!#OnThisDay in 2011, India and England tied a thriller in Bengaluru! ð®ð³ ð´ó §ó ¢ó ¥ó ®ó §ó ¿ pic.twitter.com/p1ndpaS6el — ICC (@ICC) February 27, 2019
  13. Back in 2009, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) was the most trending tool for instant messaging. But, it was restricted to BlackBerry phones and relied on a PIN system to communicate with others. SMS (Short Messaging Service) was still actively used by most, and till date, a character limit drastically reduces the amount of data we can send in one go. For multimedia files, MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) or email were the only options. Sure, web messengers like Yahoo and Facebook Chat were incredibly popular, but you had to rely on a PC or laptop to use them. Instant messaging wasn't new, but "mobile" instant messaging was. And don't forget, every SMS or MMS incurred a charge. © The Global Mail Then came WhatsApp, an instant messaging application that realized the potential of Apple's App Store and leveraged it to the fullest. Within a short span of time, the service was a hit. The ability to immediately send messages over the internet meant no more additional SMS charges, and your data pack had you covered. In fact, WhatsApp was a paid service for a brief period due to the massive growth. The app's growth has been unmatchable, and it's no surprise Facebook acquired it for an unimaginable US$ 19 billion. Let that sink in, an app-based instant messenger was sold for $19 BILLION. How Did It Revolutionize Instant Messaging? © iSource 1. It focused on simplicity: BBM had a PIN system and worked only with BlackBerry phones. Hence, if you wanted to ping someone, you'd first need their PIN (which just wasn't easy to remember). Also, being restricted to one mobile platform meant you'd still have to rely on other services. Lastly, it needed a separate BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) connection from your telecom operator. All these hurdles were instantly removed by WhatsApp since it relied on your mobile number as a unique ID. Hence, anyone with your contact details could also reach out on WhatsApp. The app also operated over a normal internet connection and required no additional offerings. © MensXP 2. Focus on messaging: A lot of competing apps over the last decade have started out as messengers, but lost focus when they tried to do multiple things at once. WhatsApp always stuck to their core product - messaging. Hence, the UI remained simple and straightforward. A whole generation that skipped usage of computers were able to adapt and learn the simple app. © WhatsApp 3. Reliability: WhatsApp has suffered multiple outages, but none of them has been over an extended duration of time. The users know the app may get slow during peak hours of the new year, but it'll still work in a few minutes. This trust was a huge offering back in the day and the service has built a reputation for itself. The app also has a remarkably well-built network in the back, and its lightweight protocol means messages get transferred with the slowest of data speeds. © MensXP 4. Send anything hassle free: Want to share your birthday celebration pictures? Done. Too tired to type and want to send a voice note quickly? Done. Want to send a PDF ticket instantly? Done. There's almost nothing that WhatsApp can't transfer. And, its compression helps in reducing storage requirements as well. Emails often don't sync easily with a low network or slow data speeds, but WhatsApp will come through. © WhatsApp 5. Don't type, just speak: In 2015, WhatsApp rolled out voice calling as an in-built feature, followed by video calls. This meant you could not only send texts but also talk in real-time without incurring additional charges from the telecom operator. © WhatsApp 6. Going cross-platform: Last, but the most important factor. WhatsApp started out with iOS, but was quick to adapt to upcoming Android OS. Then, it gave a shot to Symbian, BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone, and more. This ensured that a maximum number of users were covered. By the time BBM opened up, WhatsApp had already snatched the throne. Even today, Apple's own iMessage is used regularly in selective markets only. And a closed-door policy never works for anyone. Let's hope upcoming RCS standards are able to bridge this gap and offer an option by-default to all users. © WhatsApp Critics would argue that WhatsApp has always been comparatively slow in rolling out new features, and they are right. But when you have a user base of a billion people, sudden additions are a risky move. And WhatsApp has always played safe. Like I said, the service has a sharp focus on "messaging", and doesn't wander off. BBM had encryption years before WhatsApp did, Telegram and Skype offered video calls much earlier than WhatsApp did, and even stickers took an extremely long time to come. But, consider WhatsApp to be a government policy. With so many different clients involved, the company needs to think about everyone, right from a budget phone user to a flagship user. That too across multiple platforms. © TIME While WhatsApp has made communication quick and simple, it has been mired in controversy recently. The ease of use also meant the uncontrolled spread of fake news and unverified messages. These "forwards" have already costed many their lives due to mob justice, and the service has done little to curb this epidemic. On one side, its encryption ensures that everyone's messages stay private. But it also means monitoring or moderation is impossible. And the platform has been under immense pressure from government bodies lately. The service has tried to bring in a few countermeasures like limiting forwards, but it's like using a bucket of water to douse a forest fire.
  14. Mahendra Singh Dhoni evokes emotion as well as passion for cricket like no one else. One of the most popular cricketers, he garners attention for the good, bad and everything in between on the field and outside of it. Apart from being a stellar cricketer. he also gets attention from the beginning for his chameleon hairstyles that have evolved over the years. But here's the thing, they've all represented a phase in his life and changed with the kind of person he's become today. 1. The Long Breezy Hair © Twitter We all remember that Dhoni started with the breezy low maintenance, shoulder length hair. 2. The Long Crop © Twitter Let's be honest, this hairstyle lasted a long time before it was traded for something much shorter for MS Dhoni.This hairstyle has always been iconic. 3. The Short Quiff © Twitter Briefly, Dhoni got a generic hairstyle. Short and simple in its finish but this phase wasn't going to last for very long. 4. The Beginning Of A Mohawk © Twitter Dhoni, apart from being responsible for the cricket dreams of millions of boys, is also responsible for having them cut their hair in a sharp, angular finish just like his. 5. The Iconic Mohawk © Twitter This is the beginning of Dhoni trying out bolder hairstyles. Here he's transformed his older hairstyle into a fuller, proper mohawk. 6. The No Crop Land © Twitter There came a point in M.S.Dhoni's life when he shaved it all off. Exhibit A. 7. The Buzzed Effect © Twitter The buzz cut version of Dhoni gave serious competition to the non-buzzed versions of Dhoni Singh. 8. The English Crop © Twitter M.S.Dhoni transitioned into a classy hairstyle in the past year and it worked for him. 9. The Recent Cut (66) Dhoni got another sleek hairstyle last week and we can't wait to see what he gets next.
  15. 20th February has to be the Kiwi medium-fast bowler, Tim Southee's favourite day of the year. Today, in the third and final match of the three-game ODI series against Bangladesh, the 30-year-old bowler single-handedly dismantled the entire batting order of the Bengal Tigers in a massive 6-wicket-haul, giving out 65 runs in 9.1 overs and sealing the clean sweep (3-0) in favour of New Zealand whilst being awarded the Man of the Match. NEW ZEALAND SWEEP SERIES 3-0 A brilliant 6/65 for Tim Southee, to go with a run-out. The paceman wraps up the Bangladesh innings, and New Zealand win the final ODI by 88 runs.#NZvBAN SCORECARD â¬ï¸https://t.co/crmF5y8m8H pic.twitter.com/BAzNYNBUQS — ICC (@ICC) February 20, 2019 Exactly four years ago, today, the phenomenal bowler had shown similar brilliance against England in a group stage match during the ICC World Cup 2015. With a roster loaded with talents like Ian Bell, Joe Root and Moeen Ali, England was ready to take over the match as they decided to bat first after winning the toss. Little did they know that the then 26-year-old Southee had brought along a barrage of variations which nobody had expected. After bowling out English opener Ian Bell in the fifth over, the wickets fell like ninepins and once Adam Milne and Daniel Vettori dismissed Root and skipper Eoin Morgan, respectively, there was no stopping Southee. Literally, every batsman after Morgan was sent back to the dressing room by Tim, while wrapping up the Englishmen's innings in a hurry in just 34 overs of a below-average total of 123. The Kiwis did not take long to move on as they matched England's total and won the game in just 12.2 overs. Now that's a great win @BLACKCAPS . Big congrats to Tim and Baz. Amazing by both of them. #CricketWorldCup — Ross Taylor (@RossLTaylor) February 20, 2015 Tim's 6-33 were the best one-day stats put up by any New Zealand bowler ever. His fast and full deliveries along with some movement in the air led to the absolute fallout of the England players. ð¦ð¨ @BLACKCAPS Tim Southee: 20th Feb 2015 vs England: 7/33 20th Feb 2019 vs Bangladesh: 6/65#NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/I1JVWK7p03 — Cricket24.com (@Cricket24_COM) February 20, 2019 "A packed house was pretty special to come out in front of. We've been bowling well as a group for a long time and today was one of those moments when it all went well for us. Our coach, Shane Bond, does a lot of work behind the scenes and puts confidence into us,” said the modest bowler. After winning all three of the ODIs against Bangladesh, the Kiwis are looking forward to the Test series beginning 28th February.
  16. It's 1955. The Cold War is in full swing. Thriller writers are having the time of their life. As for the rest of us, the threat of nuclear armageddon hangs over us, like, well, a mushroom cloud. In the middle of all this, the USAF's B-52 Stratofortresses keep making sorties, flying out of bases in the UK, going up to the Soviet Union's border. Just in case… via GIPHY Fast forward to 2018. The world's changed unimaginably. The President of the United States argues with people on something we call 'Twitter'. But the B-52 is still soldiering on, flying missions in the South China Sea, reminding the PRC that the United States is still around, even if it's bogged down with fights over silly walls and whether the President had an affair! The Mean Machine - Boeing's B-52 Stratofortress The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a legendary war machine - it's been around for longer than most of us, and thanks to constant upgrades, it's still on the frontlines. © Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb for US DoD The Balkans, the Gulf War(s), Afghanistan. It's been there, bringing a reign of destruction on people Uncle Sam doesn't like. And it's gonna be around for many years to come... The B-52 project started in 1946 - just after the Second World War ended. The Cold War was starting, and the US wanted something to maintain its dominance. Designed to carry massive nuclear (and thermonuclear) weapons, the B-52 first took to the air in 1952, entering service in 1955. The B-52 Was A Harbinger Of Doom Even though the B-52 was later used with conventional weapons - it was responsible for carrying out several 'carpet bombing' missions in the Vietnam war - it was really meant for World War Three - carrying hydrogen bombs to attack the Soviet Union if the 'balloon ever went up'. via GIPHY One of the bombs the B-52 carried was the B61- which had a yield of nearly half a megaton. Another was the Mark 39 - which, hang on to your hats, had a yield of nearly 4 megatons! For reference, the bomb that levelled Hiroshima was just 20 kilotons. Always Ready As part of Operation Chrome Dome, B-52 bombers were kept constantly airborne - the reasoning being that even if the Soviet Union managed to 'take out' the US's ICBMs on their launchpads with a first strike, the B-52s (and the US Navy's missile submarines) would be around for retaliation. Even better, they could dissuade the Soviet Union from even trying to start a nuclear war. © Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield for US DoD All That Flying With Nukes Was Risky Did you know that we nearly faced nuclear armageddon in 1961? The US and Soviet Union weren't about to attack each other (though they came close on several occasions in the sixties). What happened was that a B-52 carrying two Mark 39 bombs broke up in mid-air, and the crew eventually bailed out. As it turns out, the two bombs fell out of the aircraft, and one of them got activated - with only one final switch preventing it from going off! The B-52 Even Shot Down A Fighter Jet! You wouldn't imagine a big, lumbering bomber to be able to shoot down one of the most legendary fighter jets ever, but that's exactly what happened in Vietnam back in 1972 - the tail gunner in a B-52 managed to shoot down the newest, deadliest jet fighter of the time - the MiG-21. A one-off? Heck, no! Another crew in another B-52 repeated this feat some days later! Pretty impressive, isn't it? © Staff Sgt. Michael Battles for US DoD This Massive Bomber Might Be In Service For Another 50 Years The B-52, like every other piece of military equipment, has been getting upgrades throughout its life - the last major version first flew in 1961, with production stopping a year later. Of course, it's been given a lot of nips and tucks over the years, with fancy new electronics being retrofitted. © Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry for US DoD That means that even the youngest B-52 is well over 50 years old - but what's even more surprising is that the USAF might keep on flying these aircraft for another half-century. That's right, the B-1 Lancer (a gorgeous machine for sure), the F-117 stealth fighter, and the B-2 stealth bomber came much later, but nothing has managed to replace the B-52! © NASA There's a new upgrade programme on its way, with new engines, and new avionics, and who knows, the next generation might grow up marvelling at this 'Big Ugly Fat F@#er' (the nickname given to it by US troops in Vietnam) which has managed to outlast every other machine!
  17. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman's social media war may be the best thing online, and I'm not even exaggerating. Both of them are brilliant actors who keep us entertained on-screen but their off-screen antics are what honestly makes them trolling goals/friendship goals. We all know a healthy friendship consists of constant roasting and they both have it covered. But, after so many Twitter 'feuds', they decided to call a truce. But it's Ryan and Hugh so obviously, things didn't go exactly as planned. (or, did it go perfectly?) So basically, they decided to call a truce and end their social media war by doing something nice for one another - making an ad for each other's company. Ryan Reynolds has Aviation Gin and he doesn't let go of any chance at promoting it and Hugh has Laughing Man Coffee. Seems perfect, right? Having your super famous friends promote your product? What can go wrong? Well, a lot, apparently. © YouTube Ryan went first in showing his ad for Laughing Man Coffee and kept his part of the deal. I mean, he nailed it and the million dollars he spent on it was worth it. With so many puns on Hugh's name, there just cannot be a better ad for Hugh Jackman's company. I'm just surprised Ryan didn't take this opportunity to get revenge about the sweater prank from Christmas. But oops, Ryan's commercial was so good that now Hugh did not want to show his own ad for Aviation Gin. Any guesses why? Turns out he never expected his friend to actually pass up the chance to troll him on such a big level, so Hugh came prepared for anything and everything that Ryan could throw his way, but a great, professional-looking expensive ad wasn't it. I'm sorry Ryan, I love you, but Hugh won this round by a landslide. Your ad was good but Hugh Jackman killed it! Most of the time, it's Ryan doing all the trolling but now, I feel like the score has evened out. And, Ryan's face at the end is priceless. I have watched this video over 10 times and I'm honestly still not over it, Ryan's face kills me every time. Here's the entire video- (Yes, we all know it was planned all along but we can pretend it's real and how Hugh Jackman trolled the hell out of Ryan Reynolds, thanks.) A buddy cop movie, please! Holy ****! We don't deserve these guys. Please please please make a wolverine, dead pool movie. Or just a Ryan and Hugh buddy cop movie. Haha — Patrick O'Donnell (@PunkBobNoPants) February 6, 2019 We need it now! When @RealHughJackman poured the gin out on his table that was the incing on the cake for me. LOL These guys need to do another movie together. — Blake (@FresnoFCBlake) February 6, 2019 Literally what happened. pic.twitter.com/XKyCpLnD90 — UNNIKRISHNAN (@Unni_S_NaiR) February 6, 2019 The meme has come full circle. The situation right now ðð#LaughingMan pic.twitter.com/vJqqW4PpDi — Vikrant Aarav (@aarav_vikrant) February 6, 2019 Ryan trying to get all the sympathy. Right!!? — Aviation American Gin (@AviationGin) February 6, 2019 Finally. Joke's on Deadpool for once ððpic.twitter.com/oFNTCRY2vJ — Trudy (@trudyhp) February 6, 2019 Goals! Love the @VancityReynolds @RealHughJackman friendship. I mean one has a gin brand and the other a coffee brand. Match made in heaven! One helps you get drunk in the night, the other helps with the hangover in the morning. #FriendshipGoals — Tanvi Modi (@TanviModi) February 6, 2019
  18. On 1st February 1981, the world was caught by surprise by Australian captain Greg Chappell's evil but ingenious idea to win an ODI match against New Zealand at the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) during the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup when he plotted the scheme of bowling an 'underarm' ball in his brother Trevor Chappell's head against Kiwi Brian McKechnie. At a crucial juncture of the match, New Zealand was trailing the Aussies by 6 runs with only one ball left. This naturally meant that the Kiwis needed to go for a maximum or else they would lose the match. Chappell quickly asked his brother to bowl an underarm delivery which would drag along the pitch without any bounce. No bounce meant no space for the batsman to get under the ball to attempt a long shot, which in turn meant that there was no way that McKechnie could have hit a six. The plan was executed brilliantly: In the video, the two notorious brothers can be seen discussing something post which Greg gestures for an underarm bowl. Soon after, Trevor took a small run-up (a sucker for treatricals, maybe?) and slide the ball towards the dazed batsman. After defending the ball, McKechnie instantly figured out what was going on and threw his bat in the air in frustration before picking it up and pacing for the stands. At the time, there was no specific rule deeming it illegal to bowl like that, but it was considered to be an act of 'cowardice', literally a low-blow and after the incident was labeled “disgraceful” by the former Australian Test captain Richie Benaud. Remembering the incident more than three decades later, Brian McKechnie who defended Trevor's ball, said: “I would have loved to just have the chance to try and hit a six… that's the last ball I faced,” in an interview with The Project NZ. Apparently, McKechnie isn't the only one who is still upset over the blunder: On wishing the 1981 underarm bowl had never happened: “I would've loved to just have the chance to try and hit a six… that's the last ball I faced” #TheProjectNZ pic.twitter.com/Nc8ULVZZ7f — The Project NZ (@TheProject_NZ) January 31, 2019 February 1st: A date that will live in INFAMY. Damn you Australia, damn you to HELL. #Underarm pic.twitter.com/w4FCWusqil — Jamie Wall (@JamieWall2) January 31, 2019 "The most significant event that ever happened in the history of New Zealand cricket." #PrimePresents: #Underarm - The Ball That Changed Cricket. Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/LJL0oHpn1F — Prime TV New Zealand (@Primetv_NZ) January 22, 2019 #OnThisDay 1981 Most controversial incident in One Day cricket history. pic.twitter.com/6hPTRR9Ryq — World Series Cup ðð¦ðº (@WSCupCricket) February 1, 2019 One of the worst thing I've ever seen on a cricket field: Richie Benaud#OnThisDay in 1981, Greg Chappell asked his brother Trevor Chappell to bowl an underarm ball when New Zealand reqd six off the last ball just to tie. Brian McKechnie (striker) in ODIs: 54 runs in 14 matches pic.twitter.com/EHFO81Cair — Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) February 1, 2019
  19. The wave of nepotism in Bollywood is so strong right now that we often oversee the insane pool of talent that has been going strong based on their sheer dedication and sheer hard work. Actor Manoj Bajpayee is a man par excellence who has proved time and again that any role is tailor-made for him once he decides to essay it his way. View this post on Instagram A picture in a picture.#blueumbrella #bluesuit #hotsun A post shared by Manoj Bajpayee (@bajpayee.manoj) on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:42am PST After being in the industry for over 25 years, the actor has been lauded with the fourth highest civilian honour in the country, the Padma Shri. The actor who entered the showbiz with 'Bandit Queen' back in 1994 has come a long way since then, getting better with every role that he took up, be it the man who danced his heart out in 'Sapne Mein Milti Hai' or the rustic guy who literally made 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' what it became a critical hit. In an interview post this honour, the actor shared his feelings about this latest development in his life. "It's a huge honour for any professional because it's not an honour for just one particular film or performance. It's an honour for your journey, for your conviction and belief that you had. Also, for the government it's a way of recognising contribution that one has made to cinema. So yes, I am feeling very happy about it. My family, friends and fans have been sending messages to me. I am feeling ecstatic that my work has been recognised by the highest office”. His fans have been flooding social media with congratulatory notes. Well known Bollywood actor Mr. Manoj Bajpayee is awarded "Padmshri" ; But, glad to inform you that he belongs to Bihar; not to Maharashtra.@PIBHindi@PIB_India @PMOIndia — Niranjan Sinha (@sinha_nir67) January 27, 2019 Congratulations #ManojBajpayee ji on having been conferred with #Padmashri . Great achievement earned by virtue of outstanding meritorious work. — dhirendra mishra (@dhirendra0612) January 27, 2019 It's a well-deserved win and for once, we are elated that no nepotism was involved.
  20. Do you often admire the athletic physique of your college friend? Wonder why your friend is obsessing with his or her diet during college hours? Most of us during our college days think that a good physique is merely for looks, getting girls and appreciation from fellow mates. Apart from these superficial aspects, a fit body can have many other positive effects in your life. Here are the benefits following a dedicated training regime and a balanced diet plan during your college years: Reduced Stress & Anxiety Levels: Lifting weights and having a decent cardiovascular endurance can help reduce stress and anxiety levels. Aerobic exercise has shown to elevate and stabilize mood. Enhanced Cognitive Function: Exercise has been demonstrated to have an impact on our cognitive(brain) functions and improve alertness and focus. This can help you with your exams and academic endeavours. Better Sleep: Daily Exercise will help you fall asleep faster, improve your sleep quality and regulate your natural sleep cycle. Health Management: Whether you are skinny, fat or skinny fat, a daily exercise routine can help you enhance muscle mass in your body and reduce the excess unhealthy fat over time. A Sense Of Achievement: Completing your exercise goals and achieving small chunks of progress gives us a sense of achievement and increases our motivation levels inside as well as outside the gym. Increased Positivity: Seeing your body change for good and putting efforts for something productive makes you feel positive and you become more positive about life. Enhanced Physique: Who doesn't feel good with a good pair of strong arms or shoulders? Who doesn't feel good when clothes fit them better? Who doesn't like a compliment or two? I think this point is self-explanatory and yes please don't skip your Leg Day! Being fit and healthy increases your sense of self-value and your perceived value (value given to you by others) both of which contribute to an enhanced persona and self-confidence. This confidence can be highly rewarding while giving a seminar or networking with new people. Apart from the confidence boost and other potential upsides of participating in daily physical activity, there are some people who fall prey to the downsides by taking fitness to an extreme, skipping social occasions, and being too restrictive. Please don't take this route unless you are a competitive athlete, as college time won't come back and in the long term, such short-term deviation won't matter much. That's it, folks! If you are a college student and are not participating in any form of physical activity on a daily basis, you are making a HUGE MISTAKE. This is one of the most perfect solutions for someone looking to increase their confidence in a holistic manner. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  21. On one hand where people in some parts of the world are fighting each other in the name of religion, there are some who are setting great examples of communal harmony with their selfless deeds. For instance, this Muslim family in Pakistan that has been taking care of a church which is over a century old. For 100 years now, the custodianship of the St. Matthew's Church has been passed down from one generation to the other. YouTube/ BBC News Located in the picturesque Hazada District town of Nathia Galiyat in Pakistan, this church is currently being taken care of by Waheed Murad, the third generation caretaker in his family. Murad has been looking after the church for almost 17 years now. His grandfather and father looked after it for 35 and 45 years, repectively. In fact, Murad is proud of his work and says that he is the only person in his area who knows how to ring the church's bell. Murad's family has been looking after the church by themselves, because the governement didn't make any efforts since there are hardly any Christians in the area. Speaking to the local media, Murad said "We believe in all messengers of God and believe in all the holy books, hence we give the same respect to this church, as we give to our mosque." If only more people could think like Murad, the world will be a better place to live in.
  22. After rain washed out the morning session on the final day, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, Viral Kohli and Co. finally defeated Australia by 137 runs and got closer to winning the four-match series with a lead of 2-1. The 2-1 lead has ensured that India will retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and Kohli has said that the team will go all out to win the final match, which will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Twitter/ BCCI This victory was also special because it was India's 150th Test and nearly 37 years ago, the team won a Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, after Sunil Gavaskar's men defeated Greg Chappell's team in the 1980-81 series. Earlier, it was Kapil Dev who played a huge role in that victory. This time, it was Jasprit Bumrah who turned out to be the hero of this match, thanks to his stellar performance. Twitter This win is reason enough for both Team India and their fans to rejoice and celebrate ahead of the New Year, and looks like firecrackers have started bursting on social media already. Incredible effort by #TeamIndia to take a 2-1 lead, especially @Jaspritbumrah93 who has played an instrumental role in this win. He has gone from strength to strength in all formats of the game. Definitely one of the best in the world today. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/vweoHd0nEE — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 30, 2018 37 years 10 months ago was the last time India won a test at the MCG, none of the players from either sides were born. This win is one to savour & cherish for a long time and a perfect end to 2018 for Team India. Each player can be very proud of their contribution to this winð — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 30, 2018 Memorable win for #TeamIndia at the MCG. Great team effort and now we have an opportunity to create history at Sydney. Congratulations to each and every member of the team and to our domestic cricket where our cricketers enhance their skills. pic.twitter.com/osU6HHCSQl — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 30, 2018 What a win!! Proud to be part of this unit . Onto Sydney now. Jai hind ð®ð³ð®ð³ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/DsW8WXRMGj — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 30, 2018 Great win here for the Team. Special effort by the lads, the one that will remembered for a long time @BCCI #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/TyVglQY7qO — Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 30, 2018 Ishant Sharma takes Lyon. India beat Australia by 137 runs. Lead the 4 match series 2-1. What a performance overall from Team India. Much deserved victory. ð¥³ððð®ð³ #AUSvIND #INDvAUS #BoxingDayTest pic.twitter.com/zIxRK9zwR3 — Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 30, 2018 Now Ishant Sharma's reation at sydny #INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/6ywGimEVit — Rajesh Ranwa (@im_RanwA) December 30, 2018 #TeamIndia Well Played Boys ðððððððð India beat Australia by 137 runs in 3rd Test A memorable victory, No 1 spot justified, "Gavaskar Trophy" 2-1! #AUDvIND#2018Wrapped with @BCCI victory .. INDIA INDIA ð®ð³ð®ð³ð®ð³ð®ð³ ðHere we go...ð pic.twitter.com/80TpD0q0Qy — Khushboo Sharma (@khushbootweet) December 30, 2018 #AUSvsIND Great victory. Well done India. And especially well done, Bumrah. Here, this much photoshop only, I can do... pic.twitter.com/zQ7h3ocek1 — Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) December 30, 2018 The Man of the Moment and the best in the business - BOOM ð¥ @Jaspritbumrah93 ð Amazing performance by this guy here and the entire team ð®ð³ð pic.twitter.com/8LMYGgTL43 — hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) December 30, 2018
  23. If you are here, it means you have a woman in your life who means something to you, and you would like to make this upcoming New Year really special for her. Right? Of course, because doesn't a happy girlfriend mean an even happier you? Those two really are directly proportional! So, without beating around the bush too much, allow us to present to you 5 alternative ways of wishing your girlfriend “a very happy New Year” that doesn't involve the boring texts and calls, which certainly show very little of how much your really care. The following 5 alternatives were put together after taking insights from women on how they would like to be wished by their partners on new years, something that would make it really special for them. After much thought and consultations, these are the 5 very popular ways of totally slaying the game this New Year's Eve, and we shall wait for you to come back and thank us later: 1. Paying A Surprise Visit At Midnight © Dharma Productions Whether you live in the same city or have a long distance relationship, trust us that this move will earn you a lot of brownie points if you are able to pull this off well! The surprise, thrill and happiness you'd get to see on her face, will be all worth it. And who knows she might surprise you after, in her own special way. *winks* 2. Ordering/Cooking Her Favourite Food © For Star Studios This was one popular choice among most women. It seems that men might not be the only one whose way to the heart is through good food. Nothing would please the woman in your life better than to have her favourite food as part of the New Year celebrations! And there could be no match to it if you cook it yourself! 3. Getting Your Hands Dirty- No, It's Not What You're Thinking! © Instagram DIY, you guys! Handmade things are an absolute hit with women and they admit that it totally makes their day when they see someone has put in so much love and effort into a gift. It can be something very small or big, just as long as you know it's something she'd like to keep. It's the thought that counts, mate! 4. Scavenger Hunt That Leads To A Midnight Kiss © UTV Motion Pictures Well, this was something fresh, and we couldn't get over all the possibilities this held. So here goes. It appears that women really fancy mystery and excitement, so what better way to fulfill both of these for your girl, than with a scavenger hunt that ends with a kiss at midnight? 5. BAR CRAWL! © Kunal kohli Productions Yes! Many women we asked were all for a bar crawl, and honestly, we know how much fun that can be. Well, with a company like that, can you really complain? It would be a perfect way to kick start the New Year for you both, we feel.
  24. Our personal experience taught us that an average Indian wedding celebration lasts anywhere between 3 and 4 days. But, Bollywood made us realise that we've been wrong all this time. If the latest trend of Bollywood weddings is anything to go by, then there is no end to the pre-wedding and post-wedding parties. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Nov 28, 2018 at 7:00am PST For instance, let's talk about Deepika and Ranveer aka DeepVeer ki Shaadi. The couple first had their pre-wedding mehendi and sangeet, followed by two weddings (one in Konkani style and one in Sindhi style) and after the second reception, we officially lost the count. View this post on Instagram â¤ï¸ A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Nov 15, 2018 at 6:36am PST But, after Deepika's latest revelation, it looks like we will have to start counting once again. Deepika, who dated Ranveer for 6 years before tying the knot with him in Italy's Lake Como, recently revealed that she got engaged to Ranveer four years ago. Deepika dropped this bomb during an interview with Filmfare. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Dec 1, 2018 at 7:46am PST Seriously, guys! Why did you not throw a party back then? Why did you test Smriti Irani as well as our patience by making us wait for hours for your weddings pictures? On the work front, Ranveer is currently basking in the success of 'Simmba' and Deepika is gearing up for her upcoming project 'Chappak' that is based on the life of an acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal.
  25. Childhood is always special for a number of reasons! Those are some of the most carefree days we ever get to live honestly. Age brings with itself a hell lot of work and responsibilities, and no matter how many “sabbaticals” and vacations you end up taking as a grown up, things never seem to be the same. Now, while childhood evokes a lot of happy memories and fills our almost passive heart with nostalgia, there are certain quirks all of us grow up with. Over the years we end up letting go of some, while others we carry with ourselves and bring up with our personality over the years, and into adulthood. Since this aspect of our life cannot be true for just the likes of us, we reached out to 9 20-something office going peeps, and asked them about that one childhood habit that hasn't changed over the years. Here is exactly what they said, and some of them are so relatable, you'll be tempted to say “thank god I am not the only one”. 1. “Being woken up by mom.” “This really was a childhood habit that grew on me. Even though I have moved out of my parents' place and live alone for work, I still have my mom call me every morning to wake me up. Guilty but not ashamed at all.” Kunal, 26. 2. “Saving my best friend a seat right next to me.” “I can't bear to have my bestie sit away from me when we are chilling in a large group. How do you share all the gossip across the table in front of all those other people? Well, so for the reason I always save her a seat.” Mimi, 22. 3. “Having my own language to talk to my pet.” “I suppose a LOT of people besides me do it all the time. But often you choose a language different than the ones known to mankind to talk to your buddy. Well, as a kid I made one up, but guess what I think Tazo understands that language now!” Marina, 28. 4. “Clumsiness is a way of life.” “Ever since I was little I was in the habit of falling off surfaces and hurting myself. I think I might just be the most clumsy person in a room full of people. And guess what? I just spilled Coke on my lappy the other day. Some things just don't change.” Hinakshi, 23. 5. “Never closing the lids of cans and bottles.” This one has stayed with me, much against my parents' liking. I somehow seem to never get around to closing the lids and caps of the jars and bottles that I open up. Forgetfulness? Maybe. Laziness? Pretty much.” Zain, 28. 6. “Biting nails and having imaginary fights.” A common habit to cite otherwise, but that's a prominent one I have been carrying around with me all this time! Also, I am big into imaginary fights in the shower that I always win. Hell YAS!” Sowrav, 27. 7. “Talking to myself & dancing in the shower.” Many of us are guilty of talking to ourselves as kids, but well I still do it as a 26-year-old. Also, dancing in the shower is another tradition I have maintained over the years.” Rimi, 26. 8. “Watching a Harry Potter movie to better a sullen day/mood.” “ I watch a Harry Potter movie to better a sullen day/mood and it works like a charm every single time! I have been doing this ever since I discovered the power of magic as a 10-year-old, and it continues to make my life better even today!” Harshleen, 27. 9. “Decluttering every 6 months.” “This is something I am personally very proud of. Every six months I have this habit of decluttering my wardrobe and donating stuff I no longer need or find use of. I have been into this ever since I was a child, and continue to do it even now.” Sunaina, 29.
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