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  1. iTunes is regarded as one of the most iconic music applications, that has been a part of Apple's ecosystem for 18 years. It was initially used to manage music for Apple's iPod and iPhone products and later became a comprehensive store for selling music, movies and TV shows, that was later expanded to devices such as the iPad and Apple TV. However, reports are now suggesting that the Cupertino giant is now going to bid goodbye to the iconic application and replace it with existing applications that support subscription services. © Apple Bloomberg reports that Apple is expected to announce three separate apps for music, TV and podcasts that will basically replace the iTunes store. The move is said to come to streamline content on separate platforms. Apple has already announced a new Apple TV+ service and it seems like it may be the reason for the shutting down of iTunes. The move is expected to be announced tonight at Apple's annual WWDC event. Currently, the iTunes application is only available on MacBooks and iMacs as iPhones and iPads already offer separate applications for TV, Music and Podcast. By streamlining these apps, Apple will become a multifaceted service provider as well. © Apple Due to this report, Apple users have already responded with concerns on Twitter. However, Apple has assured that music, movies and TV shows that have already been purchased by users from iTunes will still be available on the Music app with an Apple Music subscription. Users who have redeemed iTunes gift cards will also be credited to the Apple ID balance. This balance can be later used on the App Store, upgrade iCloud storage or for buying one of the subscription services from Apple. Source: Bloomberg
  2. Every year the earth loses a significant amount of forest cover through deforestation, dam constructions, farming and agriculture, mining or any other industrial development. Along with forests, a lot of flora, fauna and wildlife is at stake as well as most animals lose forest covers and migrate or get displaced in order to find home again. But efforts in conservation make all the difference to lost forests and their animals and we have one example in maintaining those efforts, right here. Way back in 1994, a Brazilian photojournalist, Sebastião Salgado, returned from Rwanda, East Africa, where he was capturing the horrors of the genocide. Soon, he was returning home from there, hoping he'd get to spend some time at home, with the lush green forests that surround it, in Minas Gerais area of Brazil. But unfortunately, he didn't find what he had expected. He came home to a dusty and damaged landscape, dried up rivers, no trees or any greenery to support the landscape, and all the wildlife was certainly gone. Salgado was devastated and surprised to find the land covered in 0.5% of trees, which is next to nothing. © Sebastiao Selgado facebook Imagine you live in an area which is beautiful and nourishing green. It becomes a part of your life. You wake up with the sounds of birds chirping and peacocks strumming their hefty tunes, welcoming the mornings. Then one day you decide to go away to say study or work elsewhere. But home is home, so you have to go back sometime. And when you're back, the trees, the peacocks, the greenery is all wiped out, because the pollution and the toxic air didn't let anything else breathe. It's a feeling of losing an entire home and that's exactly how Sebastião Salgado was feeling. The reason I asked you to imagine his situation is because he did something to revive what he had lost, much like what you and I can do, for losing trees and forest covers around our surroundings. © Sebastiao Selgado Facebook Salgado's wife, Lelia, seeing how shattered he was suggested a next-to-impossible proposal. She suggested that if the two worked hard enough, they could restore an entire forest, just like how it was. If the forest gains its green cover back, the wildlife will come back on an autopilot. Although, Salgado was a bit doubtful, he agreed to work towards reviving the forest land back to its glory, bringing back all the species that once flourished there. And right after both decided upon this thought, there was no looking back. The first transformative seed was sowed back in 1998, to begin the entire process but the couple realised it wasn't a two people job. So, to help make the process easier to convert a 1,754 acre of land back to a forest, they hired 24 people who worked day and night with the couple to plant saplings and get rid of invasive weeds, that were making it difficult to grow anything there. © Sebastiao Selgado Intagram To bring in some amount of funding aid to build the forest simultaneously the couple set up and organisation called Instituto Terra, which recruited partners and volunteers who planted at least 4 million saplings. The main aim of the environmental organisation is to restore the eco-system in the area and help procure and plant the saplings over years, by producing Atantic Forest Seedlings. The community since then has grown bigger and better involving students, farmers, teachers, volunteers and local officials who give their time to build the forest. Along with that, the organisation provides advice to farmers who're helping them out in that region. © Instituto Terra Slowly, the efforts the couple made along with the volunteers paid off. Today the forest has a good green cover, with trees native to the region, along with some tropical trees as well. Even though this forest suffered severe deforestation about 20 years ago, today it stands strong as a lush green paradise, almost back to its original state. The forest has 293 species of trees and restored about 1,502 acres of tropical forest land and the work is commendable because once where there was nothing there's an entire forest now. © Instituto terra Also, it's a given. Along with the new forest, an entire eco-system was rebuilt from scratch. Due to a new transformation, a tropical microclimate is back, to retain the forest further, with rainfall and natural water bodies that have been formed over time. But the biggest joy factor is welcoming back the wildlife that went missing about 20 years ago from the forest. They eventually all made it back home and how! View this post on Instagram Look, what can happen in just 12 years! Instituto Terra showed us what is possible. What do you think, can we save our rainforest and keep it this green too? It's up to you. ð³ #BeATreeCoiner #TreeCoin #InstitutoTerra #Brasilia #Paraguay A post shared by TreecoinTXCð³ (@treecointxc) on Jan 28, 2019 at 4:11am PST © Instituto terra The return of the wild animals is the most positive transition to have taken place post the recreation of the forest. And that's because there is enough food and protection for them available now. There are now 172 species of birds, 33 types of mammals and 15 species of amphibians and reptiles, most of which are endangered and luckily now, they will live a protected life in their newly built home. © Instituto terra This by far is the most motivating and encouraging story we've ever read. Imagine building a forest and bringing it back to its original state, with the animals, flora and fauna intact. In fact, we can make a similar difference in our own surrounding, if we show a little bit of passion and determination toward building a better world. Sebastião and Lelia certainly did and they wake up each morning and tell themselves if we can built a forest from scratch, anything is possible. © Instituto terra
  3. If you have strong willpower, dedication and support, then you can even move mountains and Gujarat's 25-year-old Mittal Parmar, who passed her class 12th this year with flying colours, is proof of the same. In 2009, Mittal Parmar had to drop out of class X, due to financial problems. Her family couldn't afford funding her education anymore. "My father is a tailor and he could not afford my education. My mother fell ill for prolonged periods and there was no one in the family to take care of the house," she told The Indian Express. BCCL (For Representation) Ten years later, now at the age of 25, Mittal not only sat for the class 12th exam, but also scored 89.71% and 99.77 percentile. Mittal credits her husband Chetan Barot for inspiring and supporting her to get back to studies. Chetan was Mittal's classmate and they got married in 2016. Mittal, who was always good at studies, skipped class 11 and appeared for class 12 (Commerce) directly in the open category. She took tuitions while doing her household chores. "It is not how much you study, but how well you grasp. I resumed studies after almost a decade. It was bit difficult but then it all went well. This would not have been possible without the support from my husband and family," she added. BCCL (For representation) Mittal now dreams of becoming a CA one day. Sometimes, people fail to achieve their dreams despite having everything. And sometimes, people who have nothing end up making it big in life because they never allowed anything to come in the way of their goal.
  4. Warning: if you haven't seen 'The Bells', that is Season 8 Episode 5 of 'Game of Thrones', you probably shouldn't read ahead. But if you have, you might share the same feelings about the episode that I do. The episode was so underwhelming when it came to the defining deaths of the significant characters of the show. I mean, one of the reasons we got hooked onto 'Game of Thrones' in the first place were the surprising deaths and the sheer brutality with which they take place. Remember, the execution of Ned Stark that started it all for us? One of the most awaited deaths this season without a doubt was Cersei Lannister's. That woman was brutal, her conniving secret plots that were carried out ruthlessly throughout the series had us invested in her death to avenge what she's done to the Starks among other families. And look, it's not like GoT is not capable of brutal deaths. We loved the way Geoffery was killed and the burning of Sept was surprisingly satisfying despite Tommen's death. But for their swan song, GoT has been pulling off some very un-GoT like things, it seems. Cersei's death, with a roof falling on her with her lover/brother in her arms is definitely a two at best on a scale of 0 to 100. And I might sound like a sadist when I say this but I was relieved to find out that folks on Twitter share the sentiment with me. Here are the best reactions to underwhelming deaths of lover twins Cersei and Jaime. 1. Who knew rocks would hold the beer. Arya: “Im going to kill the Queen, she on my list, Cersei is mine! 𤔠Random rocks: pic.twitter.com/cRcSuaJGXu — Kevi ð (@KeviSkillz) May 13, 2019 2. YES! What was that about? Cersei getting past the Hound and the Mountain #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/wSf0CCj7vL — Chiara Alvisi (@chiara_alvisi_) May 13, 2019 3. SAME Cersei went out the same way as extra #317 bruh I'M MAD — Kofie (@KofieYeboah) May 13, 2019 4. Wishful thinking. me having breakfast this morning actually thinking jamie would kill cersei #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/xMtaSQ6Vgx — c (@cmicheIIe) May 13, 2019 5. Vanilla is overrated AF. YEARS of waiting just to see Cersei die in the most vanilla way possible #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/IiAP2IZZSG — Stark(s) fan account (@Frank_Profound) May 13, 2019 6. So are we. Hold tf up, Catelyn Stark got her throat sliced and all that happened to Cersei was rocks falling on her?? IM LIVID #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/KyopXeCA6R — Danielle Svenson (@DSvenson3) May 13, 2019 7. Disappointing, I tell you. Everybody watching how Cersei went out: pic.twitter.com/Nkd5t70gKH — Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 13, 2019 8. *nodding head in agreement* so they destroyed daenerys' character, led jaime back to cersei, and tried to make cersei seem like the victim in all of this. i want a refund on all the time and energy i invested into this show #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/fbsD9xlN7e — dominique (@exhaIecabello) May 13, 2019 9. A big one, it seems. NOT THEM PLAYING THIS BULLSHIT SOFT MUSIC FOR JAIME AND CERSEI. THEY WANT US TO FUCKING FEEL BAD FOR CERSEI LANNISTER DYING JUST SO THEY CAN VILIFY DAENERYS TARGARYEN? IS THIS A JOKE? #Gameofthrones — bri (@lceandfire) May 13, 2019 10. This is messed up. I love how Cersei sent bronn to kill Jaime and probably assumed he was dead this whole time but when he showed up she was SO CONCERNED to see him wounded — ginmo (@rmkgm) May 13, 2019
  5. HBO and 'Game of Thrones' actually made everyone's day yesterday when a single Starbucks cup appeared out of nowhere in a scene and became the most-talked-about cameo of the year. © HBO But, obviously that's not the first mistake the show has made and it probably won't be the last (yes, I know only two episodes are left but I think HBO is capable of pulling that off). Yes, it's a huge show with more people working on it than you can count, little mistakes are bound to happen. But then again, we can look at it in a different way as well - so many people are working on this show, there should be an equal amount of people to just pay great attention to all the minute details. Whatever the case may be, it's still funny to see stuff like this, so here's a bunch of hilarious accidents like the coffee cup or just straight up continuity errors: 1. Queen Of Wigs © HBO How many different wigs does a Khaleesi need? At least two, apparently, in just one scene. Yes, a lot of elaborate braided hairstyles will probably be hard to keep constant, but it does kinda affect the continuity, especially to people who pay attention to everything. 2. Sansa Is A Targaryen For A Hot Second © HBO Back in the first season, the opening credits did show the Targaryen sigil right next to Sophie Turner's name. Well, Sansa was a Lannister at one point, and now she's also a Targaryen. 3. Daenaerys Was Also A Lannister And Not A Targaryen At One Point © HBO Well, similar mistake, again. This time, it was the Lannister sigil that showed up next to Emilia Clarke's name. Well, looks like she should add another thing to her already essay-length name. 4. That One E-Mail Notification Apparently, you can hear someone receiving an e-mail in the scene where Margaery Tyrell visits the orphanage back in Season three. I honestly couldn't hear anything even after putting my ear literally on my laptop's speaker. But, enough people have heard it so, it is a legit thing. 5. Where Is Catelyn Stark's Hand? Kinda a minor little problem, but hey, it's still a mistake. 6. Melisandre's Necklace © HBO In season six, it's revealed that Melisandre's necklace is this magical thing that works as an anti-ageing serum for her. As soon as the red woman removes it, she turns wrinkly and old. But, a lot of people recalled that the continuity error with it since she was seen at least once without her necklace while taking a bath. 7. Stannis' Charger © HBO Yes, even though they live in a world with no electricity, they still need to charge stuff. 8. Jon Snow's Rubber Sword © HBO Okay fine, I agree it would be hard to carry around a large metal sword while shooting for long periods but someone should've made sure there wasn't a flaccid sword flopping around in the real scene. 9. Shireen Baratheon's Hair © HBO Back in season one when Ned Stark's head was still attached to his body, he found out about Cersei and Jamie's incestuous relationship basically because of the colour of the hair of all the Baratheon and Lannister children. Apparently, all real Baratheon children had black hair but Shireen is obviously a Baratheon with almost Lannister-like blonde hair. 10. Where Is Grenn's Sword? Bro, are you picking up the sword or not? Or did you just throw it a second after picking it up? 11. Dead Bodies Disappearing Yes, we've seen dead people walking around on this show but this obviously wasn't the case in this scene. 12. A Poor Knight Not Being Able To Handle The Sword So sad, everyone's doing it so swiftly and flawlessly while you're just struggling and hoping no one notices.
  6. The idea of delivering something over drones seemed impossible a few years ago. But with the ability to reach inaccessible places that are either too dangerous or very expensive, drone delivery has proven its worth time and again over the years. On the same lines, a custom-made drone has delivered a life-saving kidney to a woman who waited 8 years for a transplant. That's right, a Baltimore woman is now the proud owner of a kidney, which was the first organ to be delivered via a drone. It was a successful transplant, so, yet another successful delivery in the books. Yay! The kidney was flown via a custom-made drone with eight rotors. The kidney was kept is a special cooler and it was flown from a location in West Baltimore a few miles to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), where it was successfully implanted in a 44-year-old woman. The fact that the delivery helped a woman who had spent the previous eight years on dialysis makes it all the more special. It's worth pointing out that teams from UMMC had previously shown that an organ could be transported via a drone. However, this was the first time an organ was implanted successfully after a flight. The flight only last for about 10 minutes. © YouTube “This whole thing is amazing,” the 44-year-old woman said. "Years ago, this was not something that you would think about." The project was led by Joseph Scalea, who was also one of the surgeons who performed the transplant. He believes that drone delivery can streamline the system of getting organs to patients. According to him, shaving a few hours off the delivery time of organs could mean that up to 2,500 more such organs become viable for implantation. Of course, drone delivery as a trustworthy method of transportation still needs a lot of work, but we truly believe that this is a good start.
  7. No one knows what will happen to Facebook in the next fifty years. But what we do know is that if Facebook manages to stay in business till 2069, then it'll have profiles of more dead people than that of living. According to academics from the University of Oxford, the number of dead people on Facebook could outnumber the living on the social network. It looks like the number of dead users on Facebook is growing at an unstoppable rate. © Reuters Back in 2012, Facebook had 30 million accounts of dead people. But now, the platform has over two billion users and an estimated 8,000 users die every single day. Based on that, it's predicted that the number of dead users could reach at least 1.4 billion or potentially as high as 4.9 billion by the end of the century. And if Facebook's growth rate keeps going down at the current rate, then it'll literally become a digital graveyard at one point with just the 'memorial' profiles of dead people. Seriously, it's damn scary. And yes, in case you didn't know, the platform will keep your account alive in a digital form once you die. It'll preserve your online thoughts, memories, relationships, and more. The company recently added a bunch of features to manage the accounts of dead people too.
  8. We're almost at the finish line. 'Avengers: Endgame' is so close and yet so far. The movie will be the final movie, the culmination of 11 years and 22 movies, and I don't even need to tell anyone how emotional it is to possibly saying goodbye to a lot of characters. The actors themselves have come a long way and have actually made what Marvel Cinematic Universe is today. So, as a way of remembering all the movies and showing some more appreciation for Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johannson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner, here are all the OG Avengers through the years, from their first Marvel premiere to probably their last. From RDJ kissing Iron Man in 2008. © Reuters To RDJ kissing Bradley Cooper in 2019. Yes, he loves kissing everyone. © Reuters And, to RDJ being just overall the coolest. © Reuters Then comes the God of Thunder himself. Look at him so innocent and adorable in 2011. © Reuters Just the same precious person now as well. Also, did his wife Elsa age at all? © Reuters Were you channelling RDJ back in 2011, Evans? © Reuters He looks so young! © Reuters It's 2019 and Chris is still a gentleman with his costars. © Reuters And, goofy with the fans. © Reuters Scarlett Johansson looking beautiful at 'Iron Man 2' premiere in 2010. © Reuters Scarlett Johansson looking beautiful at 'Avengers: Endgame' premiere in 2019. © Reuters Don't forget the infinity gauntlet, of course. © Reuters Mark Ruffalo looking surprised in 2012. © Reuters To looking great right now. © Reuters Very simple back in the day. © Reuters But, Jeremy Renner is fully enjoying this year. © Reuters And lastly, here's a group shot of all the OGs. © Reuters
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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
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