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Matt Kelly: KKR's Latest Recruit Is A Mean 'Yorker Specialist' From Australia

For a team that finished fourth under the leadership of a new captain last season, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), with Dinesh Karthik at the helm of affairs, have come into their own to establish themselves as serious contenders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season. The Shah Rukh Khan co-owned franchise has won four out of the six games they've played so far in the tournament. With just two defeats and eight points for their showing, KKR are currently placed at the second spot, right behind defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), in the IPL points table. However, despite a series of clinical performances this season, Kolkata aren't taking any chances when it comes to fixing the chinks in their armour. In fact, in what appears to be a crucial addition to their squad, the Knights are set to introduce Matt Kelly as a replacement for their South African recruit Anrich Nortje who has been ruled out due to a shoulder injury. Welcome #MattKellyð
Our pace armoury just got more fiery with this addition ð¥#ComeHome2KKR#KKRHaiTaiyaar#VIVOIPLpic.twitter.com/gY9PMV9Sag — KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 11, 2019 While Matt Kelly isn't a name that would straightaway ring a bell, at least in India, his lack of popularity shouldn't overshadow the bowling might this Australian T20 specialist brings to the table. Born in South Africa before moving to Australia at the age of four, Kelly has already proved his credentials with Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League. The uncapped Aussie has also played 16 First-Class matches, five List A games and 12 T20s so far in his budding career. But, what makes him a deadly addition to KKR is his ability to outwit the opposition batsmen in the death overs with cunning variations and a mean yorker. That's the length âhttps://t.co/GlqmcKF8Q5 — Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) April 11, 2019 The 24-year-old's success with the ball has also impressed former Australian greats including Mark Waugh who had earlier described him as a "bolter" with the ability to consistently bowl yorkers at the end of the innings. Waugh further claimed that the youngster deserves to be in the mix for Australia's squad for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales. Dislodged from the top of the points table after a meek surrender to Chennai in their last game, KKR will hope young Kelly comes to the party when they lock horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) at the hallowed Eden Gardens on 12th April.

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10 Things To Keep In Mind Before Casting Your Vote In The Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Vote. It is one of the simplest words in the English dictionary, but those four English letters clubbed together hold a world of power. One that is capable of deciding the fate of our country and its inhabitants, for the next five years. If you are of age, that is 18-years-old or more, and eligible to vote, we cannot stress enough on the importance of your participation in the 2019 General Elections. Every individual with a voter card and a name on the electoral roll is shouldering a crucial responsibility at the moment. © Getty Images However, voting only matters if it led by solid awareness and considerations of various permutations and combinations that will benefit the country and its people as a whole. So, be aware of the candidates in consideration, the parties they represent and the ideologies the said parties uphold.  Besides all that, here are 10 things to keep in mind before casting your vote for Lok Sabha elections 2019 that began today. © Getty Images 1. You will only be allowed to cast your vote with proper photo/voter identification authorised by the government. 2. Polling officers are allowed both inside and outside the polling premises. 3. The Election Commission of India also appoints observers for every polling station. They must always be around. © Twitter 4. Only the Election Commission of India-appointed media is allowed at the polling venue. 5. Only physically impaired voters who cannot cast their vote independently are allowed to have a help/company inside the booth. 6. Only the Election Commission of India-authorised public service personnel should be on duty. © Reuters 7. Police officers cannot be present inside the polling booth unless there is a law and order situation in the premises. 8. The Election Commission of India has mandated that 3-4 electors are not allowed inside a polling booth together. 9. Using a mobile phone is prohibited in the polling booth. The Election Commission of India has ordered that officials of duty need to keep their phones on silent mode and step outside the polling station to take/make calls. © Reuters 10. Voters are also prohibited from carrying arms or any form of liquid with them inside the polling booth. Every single vote cast is a voice speaking up, every vote cast will decide the state of being of Indian citizens, its economy and growth, defence and the possibility of peace and unity in the years that will follow the results of the election. So, regardless of where you are, and how cumbersome the journey to your polling booth might seem, it is extremely crucial for each one of us to head out, cast our vote and let our voices be heard. We hope each one of you eligible voters reading this will head out and cast your vote, and make a choice for a better tomorrow.

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KL Rahul's Maiden IPL Ton Makes Him A Valuable Addition To India's WC Squad

One of the most prolific batsmen of the Indian team, KL Rahul, went on to achieve yet another milestone by scoring his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) ton against the mighty Mumbai Indians (MI) on 10th April. Not being able to perform in the opening two matches, Rahul has been on fire ever since. Scoring three half-centuries with a staggering strike-rate, the Karnataka boy made a point to carry on his fine form and convert his healthy start into a three-figure individual score against the Mumbai Paltan. Setting the tone well for the game from the very beginning, Rahul alongside 'Universal Boss' Chris Gayle got KXIP to a flyer with a 116-run opening stand. Once the 'Gayle Storm'was averted on 63, Rahul carried the baton for the visitors, notching up his maiden IPL ton in mere 64 balls and propelling his team to a competitive total of 197 runs. © AP Despite being aided by some brilliant batting performances from their star batsmen, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) couldn't restrict Gayle's Caribbean counterpart -Kieron Pollard - from snatching the game away from them. Scoring 83 runs in 31 balls with 10 massive sixes, Pollard played a classic captain's knock which also earned him the 'Man of the Match' award. But nonetheless, we still believe that KL Rahul played a game-defining innings for his team but they couldn't capitalise in the end.  With some amazing performances in the first seven matches itself, Rahul not only earned the second place in the race for “The Orange Cap” with 317 runs to his name, but might have also booked his berth in Team India's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup which is expected to be announced on 15th April.

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People Are Not Happy About Amit Shah & BJP Casually Promoting Ethnic Cleansing

While recently addressing a rally in Darjeeling, Amit Shah said that if the BJP was brought to power again in the 2019 polls, they will ensure the National Register of Citizens(NRC) is put in place across the country and followed it up with a rather controversial comment.  He basically said that all 'infiltrators' will be removed from India, with a few exceptions, that are 'Buddha, Hindu, and Sikhs'. We will ensure implementation of NRC in the entire country. We will remove every single infiltrator from the country, except Buddha, Hindus and Sikhs: Shri @AmitShah #NaMoForNewIndia — BJP (@BJP4India) April 11, 2019 As soon as this particular quote was tweeted by the official Twitter account of BJP, a lot of people disapproved the casual promotion of what's basically ethnic cleansing and are trying to remind everyone the meaning of secularism. The comment has caused an uproar on the website and almost all the replies are against it. have u ever heard "india is a secular nation" ?? from what you've tweeted i'm guessing no. — sanjana with luvð§ð½‍âï¸ • ia (@joonsinfinity) April 11, 2019 People did not like it at all. Kindly don't use Sikhs for your votes....we will be happy if you remove "sikhs" as well from your tweet....muslims are our brothers  as much as Hindus or other religions.... — Avtar Singh (@AvtarSi18298015) April 11, 2019 A little comic relief came in the form of people being concerned about the well being of Smriti Irani's husband. @smritiirani what to do now, Zubin is Parasi and Parasi's are not in list....so any plan of migration! — SKS (@shail_gyani) April 11, 2019 Back to serious stuff. just openly advocating ethnic cleansing https://t.co/IwsI7Bu5o7 — âï¸ (@brownaandlovely) April 11, 2019 Not just their account, that's the party president at a public rally https://t.co/D2LDeGjoF6 — Raghav Chopra (@AarSee) April 11, 2019 What will you do to Muslims?
Had Dr. APJ Kalam been alive today you would have sent him to Pakistan I guess.

Wow and you expect us to vote for you.
Shame on you — Vaishali âð¼ (@TimeTideRide) April 11, 2019 At this point you might as well  say we hate all Muslims. Muslims born here there's very little we can do about it sadly. Rest all we see as 'termites' so we'll get them deported or killed. Running on an open platform of bigotry has been never been this far reaching. SHAME — Siddarth (@ojay_34) April 11, 2019 Someone tell them the meaning, please. While at it, u might as well remove the word 'secular' from the constitution! That word has lost its sanctity anyway! ð¤¦ð»‍âï¸ — Anuradha ð¯+âï¸ (@ann_ac22) April 11, 2019 A lot of people just want to remove them first. India lets remove them first https://t.co/jas752Uvdj — Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) April 11, 2019

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Dale Steyn Joining RCB? South African Speedster Sparks Speculations After Flaunting Indian Visa

With some thrilling finishes and great entertainment all around, the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently busy satiating the thirst of cricket fans across the globe on the back of slam-bang T20 action. While defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) continue to impress, the misfortunes of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) so far have left their fans disheartened. For a side that boasts of some of the biggest names in international cricket including the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, RCB have failed miserably to justify their talent, losing six games on the trot with a victory nowhere in sight. The Kohli brigade is in desperate need of a revival in the bowling department that is proving to be a major thorn in their campaign this year. Australian seamer Nathan Coulter-Nile was supposed to join RCB after the end of their series against Pakistan, but his arrival has now been delayed for reasons yet to ascertained. But, in what could be a major boost to their bowling line-up, Dale Steyn has hinted at a potential arrival in the RCB camp. © Instagram/@dalesteyn The South African speedster, on 11th April, posted an Instagram story that carried a picture of his passport with valid Indian visa on it. "Ahhh, what's this little surprise," Steyn captioned the post. While the right-arm bowler didn't reveal the details of his upcoming visit to India, the speculations are rife that he might join RCB to save them the blushes this season. Dale Steyn to join RCB tomorrow — Merin Kumar ™ (@merin_kumar) April 11, 2019 Replacement for Coulter Nile? — Manoranjan (@manoranjan095) April 11, 2019 RCB fans are sticking to whatever little ray of hope they can stick to.
Right now, it is Dale Steyn's IG story! — Romshað®ð³ (@kohlischarms) April 11, 2019 Dale Steyn joining RCB apparently. The utter state of that franchise. — Maganlal (@Maganlal1303) April 11, 2019 #ThrowbackThursday Dale Steyn in RCB pic.twitter.com/stFNwSlMnY — Rasool (@ImRASOOL) April 11, 2019 Dale Steyn has been getting smacked in the death overs on a regular basis since his comeback. So it's only fitting that RCB sign him. — Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) April 11, 2019

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Sonakshi Sinha Lists Out The A-Z Of Dealing With Trolls & Proves She's Bollywood's 'Asli Sona'

You can use various adjectives to describe the amiable beauty that Sonakshi Sinha truly is, but nothing fits more aptly than the title of 'Dabangg' for Ms Sinha, who has steered clear of any negativity that the glam, but sometimes, harsh world of Bollywood might throw at a star.  A blockbuster debut with the 'bhai' of the glam world himself, a career path that enabled her to don many hats with the choice of roles she took over the years, Sonakshi has come a long way and carved her own niche. © Rahul Jhangiani As she gears us for her big release 'Kalank', Sonakshi graced the first-ever digital cover of iDiva where she gave a quick master class on the A-Z of Bollywood and how she slams the door on any kind of negativity in her life like a boss.   “I somehow mastered the art of blocking negativity early in my career. We are in the business where social media plays an important role in our lives and everyone has an opinion they are free to put out there. It is important to understand that with the bad, comes the good and it is always better to focus on the good. Social media has its advantages and disadvantages but, mostly, it gives me direct access to my fans, " she said.  Sonakshi is known for being active on social media for all the right reasons where she pours love on her fans and also slams the haters with an equal amount of energy. With Bollywood turning into a factory of new star kids making their debut every year, Sonakshi stays unperturbed with the unending comparisons and she is in no competition with anyone out there. "I love doing what I do, and that keeps me going. I get to play exciting characters and meet new people while I'm at it. My biggest learning as an actor has been that you need to keep going. There will be ups and downs which is a part of your profession. The important thing is that you need to stay positive and keep your head on your shoulders and not let your enthusiasm for your work dim. I treat every film like my first film and that's why my work excites me”. © Rahul Jhangiani © Rahul Jhangiani As they say, you're known by the company you keep. For Sonakshi, her friendships are golden, just like her name. "My closest friends are not from the industry. Their behaviour towards me hasn't changed since I became an actor and that helps keep it real. There will always be competition, but that should only be a motivator and make you work harder on yourself and your craft." Trolls, unwanted pessimism and hate have no place in the world of Sonakshi Sinha who is Bollywood's 'asli Sona' and she knows exactly how to make things change her way, thanks to her own Midas touch.

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Alienware Finally Made A Thin Gaming Laptop That's Also Amongst The Most Powerful Machines

When you think of an 'Alienware' gaming laptop, your brain starts showing you pictures of thick, beefy, loud and colourful machines with sharp corners and glowing alien cranium. Oh god, the mere thought of lugging that thing around makes your back hurt, doesn't it? Well, what if I told you that the company tried making an entirely new breed of gaming laptop, and the m15 is what they came up with. The m15 is Alienware's thinnest and lightest gaming laptop ever, and as someone who has used their laptops in the past, I can confirm that it stands out from the rest of their chunkier machines. It's also the cheapest Alienware gaming laptop on sale on Dell's website in India starting at Rs 1,51,190. But is it just as good as the other Alienware machines or did joining the thin-and-light league come with lots of compromises? Well, I've been using the Alienware m15's top of the line variant for the past few weeks now, and I think Alienware has successfully managed to cram a beast into a svelte body. Anyway, here's my full review of the Alienware m15 RTX gaming laptop. Design & Build Quality An extraterrestrial chic! Yes, as cliché as it sounds, those are the words that come to my mind when I look at this laptop. Yes, technically it's still too big to qualify as a true 'thin-and-light' gaming laptop, but I must say that it's surprisingly portable. It's just 0.83-inch thick and weighs just 2.16 kgs, so I can safely say that it's the thinnest and the lightest Alienware laptop. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla That being said, the m15 will still look familiar to anyone who has seen an Alienware machine before, especially this 'Nebula Red' variant which we have for review. It's just that Alienware got rid of all the extra chunk and retained just enough to house the cooling elements to keep the guts from overheating. BTW, it's still built like a tank. The lid is made from anodized aluminum, and our red variant here has soft-touch paint, which feels incredibly soft to touch. The lid can be opened with one hand and opening it will reveal a keyboard deck that's coated with a lush, black soft-touch finish. The top of the deck, however, is made up glossy plastic with an alien head right in the middle. You can also see some vents directly below the power button, and it has this funky honeycomb pattern. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla Honestly, the Alienware m15's design has grown on me during the course of my testing. Of course, it's still very much an 'Alienware' design, but I am glad that the m15 doesn't belong to that obnoxious-looking pack with flashy RGB lighting all over it's body. The m15 is still something that I'd be very confident walking into a corporate meeting room with. Display It's not 4k, but boy is the Alienware m15's 15.6-inch 144-Hz display good! It's an awesome display for content consumption, be it watching movies, TV Shows or playing video games, which I happen to play a lot. While watching videos, the colours just seem to pop with excellent viewing angles, and the 144-Hz refresh rate kept the gaming action particularly smooth. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla One of the games which I really enjoyed playing on this laptop is 'Far Cry: New Dawn'. Seriously, that game has a lot of colourful and vivid visuals, and it was such an awesome experience. In fact, the game looked so good on this display, that I kept exploring different parts of the map instead of playing through the main missions. Look, the point that I am trying to make here is that Alienware has some of the best displays in the business, and the m15 is no exception. From brightness to smooth frame rates, everything was on point. Yes the laptop has huge bezels, which I found annoying at first, but it didn't really bother me that much mainly due to the fact that the display itself is enjoyable. Keyboard & Touchpad I really enjoyed the Alienware m15's keyboard and trackpad. Typing on this keyboard felt absolutely great, thanks to a solid amount of key travel and good response from the keys. I effortlessly hit my 70 words-per-minute average on the 10fastfingers typing test, so it's all good. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla As you can see, it's a full size keyboard with numpad and 4 macro keys at the top. The keyboard, of course, lights up in pretty colors, and the backlighting is nice and bright. Also, the backlight is powered by AlienFX, which means you can play around with four different zones of lighting and sync with other Alienware peripherals or even games. It's a lot of fun tinkering with these lights. As for the trackpad, I was kinda surprised to see that Alienware had ditched the discrete buttons in favor of a unified pad. Not a deal beaker at all, but still something to point out. The trackpad is excellent. The Windows 10 gestures were fast and accurate, and even the buttons are nice and clicky. Ports Though the m15 has a slimmer profile, Alienware hasn't made any compromises when it comes to ports. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla The laptop has a pair of USB 3.0 ports on the right with another pair on the left, which is accompanied by a Gigabyte Ethernet jack, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a noble lock slot. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla But that's not all. There are more ports at the back side. There's an HDMI port, a mini Display port, a Thunderbolt 3, a power jack and a proprietary port if you happen to have deep pockets to afford an Alienware Graphics Amplifier. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla Audio Before I discuss the performance, let me talk about something which I feel took a hit in this laptop: The speakers. Like I said, I've used quite a few Alienware laptops in the past, but I was a little surprised by how low the speakers on this laptop sound. Don't get me wrong; it's not a bad speaker by any means. In fact, whatever I am able to hear is very crisp and clear. It's just that it's not the kind of Alienware speakers that I am used to. I also hate the fact that the speakers are bottom firing, which means they're not going to sound exceptional even if they did their best. From listening to music to watching movies, I'd say everything was a little underwhelming. Again, the speakers aren't bad, but they're just a little too small for my liking. I like laptop speakers that can fill my entire room at least at max volume, and the m15 speakers are clearly not the kind that I like. I did try playing some games with just the laptop's speakers as my audio output, and it was fine. I mean, I could hear the noise of crumbling leaves and whipping winds, but I still recommend you put on your headphones while playing games because there are lot of other things like fan noise, etc. Performance The Alienware m15 is available in several configurations in India. Every single one of them, however, have the same Intel Core i7-8750H processor with speeds up to 4.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost. The amount of RAM and storage between models. The variant which I tested had 16GB RAM and 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD, which is just absolutely insane.  © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla  As for the GPU, I had the privilege of testing the m15's top-of-the-line variant with RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 GPU with Max-Q Design. If you are tight on budget, then you can also choose to go for the base variant that offers RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 GPU. The base variant of the laptop starts at Rs. 1,51,190. Now let's talk performance. As soon as I got my hands on the laptop, I started installing all the games that I had in my library. From popular online multiplayer titles like Apex Legends to some of the most demanding titles like Metro: Exodus, I gave the m15 a tough time. But I must say that I was very impressed by the performance. With an 8th-gen Intel Core processor and 16GB RAM, I already knew what to expect from this laptop when it comes to benchmarks. In m15 recorded a single-core score of 4,851 on Geekbench 4, whereas the multi-core score came in at a huge 19,713. It's among the highest that I've seen for a gaming laptop. While playing some CPU-intensive titles like Monster Hunter: World, I got frame rates over 80 FPS with significantly slashed loading times. Just like CPU, the GPU benchmark results were impressive, too. The 3DMark: Time Spy benchmark test gave out a result of 6,171. You can check out the benchmark results below for more info. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Moving on to gaming, the Alienware achieved an average frame rate of over 55FPS when playing Metro: Exodus in Full HD at its highest graphics setting including Ray tracing. I also tried using custom graphics settings just to see how smooth the game can run Not just Metro, I pushed this machine to play other ray-tracing enabled games like Far Cry New Dawn at highest settings, and got some impressive results. Check out the benchmark scores below to get a better understanding. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Thermals The Alienware m15 has a bunch of fans that kick in quite often if used in “balanced” mode. You can change the fan speed, etc. from the Alienware Command Center, and I always found myself sticking to the balanced mode, as it does a great job of keeping things cool for me whenever it's needed. Do make a note that the fans are noisy. Like, seriously. That's part of the reason why I said you should be using headphones while playing games. As for the thermal performance, I'd say the Alienware m15 does a decent job of keeping things cool even when it faces a lot of load. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla Not going to lie, the laptop gets a little toasty at times, but that's given considering the fact that the processors and the RTX GPU runs hot inside the small chassis. That being said, at no point did I face thermal throttling. I even tried playing Metro: Exodus for over 5 hours straight with graphics settings set to extreme, and the m15 managed to maintain stable frames throughout the gameplay, which is very commendable. Worst comes to worst, you can always get yourself a cooling pad and rest the laptop on it while gaming. Battery Life The Alienware m15 comes with 60WHr battery, which is just so-so when it comes to performance. With moderate usage like web browsing, drafting a couple of articles, etc. I was able to push the m15 for about 4-4.5 hours on a single charge, before reaching out for my charger. That's not really a surprise since this is a gaming laptop, and there's a lot going on both, inside as well as the outside. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla The laptop has to push powerful internals, and then there's fancy keyboard lighting with rainbow effects and what not. Don't worry though, you won't find yourself hugging a socket all the time, but you'll really be away from it only for a few hours, sadly. The Final Say Alienware took its time to come up with a 'thin and light' gaming laptop, but I'd say that it has hit the sweet spot. The m15 is equal parts flashy and powerful. Despite being different from the other Alienware laptops, the m15 has managed to retain it's attention-grabbing factor that makes it so desirable. It's also the first Alienware laptop which I could realistically use as a work laptop and then turn to it for some intense gaming session when I am back home. Seriously, that's what most laptops with a Max-Q design are supposed to do, and the m15 takes good care of that. The only downsides, in my opinion, are the battery life and the somewhat limiting thermals. But if you don't mind spending some time near a socket and use it on a desk with, say, a cooling pad while gaming, then the m15 is a supremely powerful and a surprisingly portable gaming laptop. The Alienware m15 starts at Rs. 1,51,190, and at that price, I think it's a great choice.

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Candid documentary about the making of For Honor is now on Netflix

Playing Hard, a surprisingly candid documentary about the making of For Honor, is available now on Netflix. Only a year old, it seems even more timely next to recent stories of working conditions, work/life balance, and ongoing stress in the game development community.The documentary was not commissioned by Ubisoft. It’s the work of Jean-Simon Chartier, who wasn’t interested in video games as a subject per se. But he definitely noticed Ubisoft Montréal’s growing presence in the neighborhood where he worked and got curious enough about what they did to follow everyone around for several months.   "As the production team grows from 40 to 500 people, we witness the human theatre involved in creating and launching a major video game," the video description states. "In the world's biggest video game studio, a constantly growing team works on the creation of For Honor, a game that stages an epic war between Vikings, knights, and samurai. Like the game's characters, the main creators will face adversity that will take their personal lives to the breaking point.   Playing Hard only covers For Honor’s pre-release development, and therefore doesn’t provide a window into the team’s extensive work on their game after launch – its cratering player count and the subsequent efforts to bring them back. But it’s still a movingly tragic and personal story about how game development is tough work, taking its toll in the form of mental and physical illness, long hours, and sometimes crushing disappointment. Come to mmocs.com now, you can buy For Honor Steel Credits with fast delivery and 100% safety.   “Just to give a bit of background, Jean-Simon Chartier (the film maker) had full independance when making this film, i.e. we didn't control the edit and didn't pay for it,” Duchaine said on Reddit when news of the documentary’s Netflix arrival was shared there. “The only thing we did was to open our doors and let him film and follow us. The entire film was shot over a period of 4 years.”   The production of this documentary was made possible due to an exceptional combination of circumstances. By opening the doors into the creation of a new intellectual property, Playing Hard offers a unique occasion for the viewer to plunge into the heart of the gigantic video game industry, which now surpasses Hollywood in terms of revenue. More than just a look at the production process, it delves into the human theatre involved in creating and launching a major AAA video game. The film shows the challenges, conflicts, hopes, decisions, and critical moments that pave the road to a worldwide launch.

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Karan Johar Just Stepped Out With A Bag That Changes Colour & Costs More Than Rs 7 Lakh

Karan Johar is as larger than life in terms of his outfits IRL as his movies, and that honestly is amazing. Everything he wears, right from his footwear to his accessories, are camera-worthy, and the fashion police thrives on them. He said it out loud that he legit prepares for his 'airport looks', and that shows. The latest thing he stepped out with that we're interested in? A transparent Louis Vuitton bag that has a prism aesthetic, and seems to be changing colour based on the angle it's viewed from. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani KJo is carrying the Keepall Ss19 Virgil Abloh Hologram Prism 50 Bandouliere 870230 Clear Canvas Travel Bag fom Louis Vuitton, and it honestly is one of the most unique travel bags you'll ever see. Coated with a holographic finish, the otherwise transparent bag has a unique rainbow coloured iridescence that makes it one of the most sought after pieces from Abloh's SS'19 collection. © Tradesy © Tradesy © Tradesy When it comes to the price, it costs a bomb, of course. The bag is worth 10,495 Dollars, which when converted to INR comes to around Rs 7,28,695. What we are more interested tbh, is the giant dark chocolate bar from Lindt he's carrying inside the bag. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani If this isn't 'packing goals', we don't know what is. Damn, KJo!

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The Man Behind Bobby Deol's 'Race 3' Hot Bod Once Weighed 145Kg But Now He's Fit And Fab

They say that the circumstances and situations we face in life make us. The good, and especially the bad experiences, mould us into individuals with unique battle scars that we can proudly walk around with. Yet, it takes one of those rattling experiences to turn our lives around and save it from going completely downhill. A moment of clarity is all we need to find the strength to steer our lives around towards a better future, and that is exactly how the journey of celebrity nutritional consultant Jaydeep Bhuta reads. View this post on Instagram Stay tuned with RJ Palak on #RadioCity 91.1 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12.15 PM for some quick tips by me on healthy and fit living! . . . #JaydeepBhuta #Food #Healthy #Fit #Fitness #FitnessLifystyle #FitLife #HealthyLifestyle #Foodie #FitFoodie #Radio A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Feb 8, 2019 at 12:39am PST A proud Mumbaikar, Jaydeep is a well-known name in Mumbai's Vile Parle neighbourhood as the guy who changed his life, and helped others make theirs better as well. Born into a typical Gujju business family, Jaydeep enjoyed the hearty vegetarian Gujarati meals and snacks he was brought up on. Until one fine day in February 2015, when 28-year-old Jaydeep found himself veering towards the wrong side of the weighing scale. At 145kg, Jaydeep was clueless when he had lost track of his life to such a great extent. The jarring reality of his obesity shook him to the core, just as much as the multiple health concerns that stared at him right in the eyes. Over the years Jaydeep's weight kept crawling up while he continued to live his life without inhibitions. View this post on Instagram 2015, 140 Kgs It all started from here .. A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Jul 23, 2018 at 6:19am PDT Finally when things really got out of hand, Jaydeep decided to do something about his situation. “My weight gain was slow, but it kept growing over time. Genetics also played a role. My family history shows we tend to show up on the higher side of the scale. I began experiencing difficulty in moving, had trouble breathing and sleeping, was lethargic. That's when I thought if I don't do something now, it'll become a problem beyond repair.”  View this post on Instagram You may look at this transformation and say Wow! How did he do it? Everyone wants the secret to weight loss and the "quickest way” for achieving it. . The truth is, it's not only about the consistency of getting out of bed every morning to exercise or eating clean "Whole Food" but also the dedication, the lifestyle change & being happy mentally. . That's something you don't see here. Everyone has a transformation journey of their own, you may take a month, 6 months, a year or more depending on your goal. . In short, pen down your goal, start and stay dedicated. . #JaydeepBhuta #StayFit #StayHealthy#Transformations #FitnessLifeStyle #FitnessMantra #FitLife #Fit#HealthyLifestyle #ThursdayTransformation #InstaGramFitness #FitLifestyle #FitFoodie #Fitstagram #Health #InstaFitness #BeforeAndAfter #WeightLossJourney #Inspiration A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:34am PST With a 52 inch waistline and a body that had never known exercising, Jaydeep decided to seize his fast fading life and turn it into a healthy, full life. Talking about that point of his life, Jaydeep said, “I consulted many dieticians but nothing worked. I would lose a few kgs, and regain it as quickly. Eventually, after a few failed attempts, I realised that I would have to learn the science behind weight loss myself. I studied nutrition for two years.” View this post on Instagram The godfathers who guided me through my entire journey. It's time to meet them soon! . Any guesses who they are? . . #JaydeepBhuta #Food #Healthy #Fit #Fitness #FitnessLifystyle #FitLife #HealthyLifestyle A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on May 27, 2018 at 10:19pm PDT During this time, and with the help of noted scientists Dr. Eric Westman, who is the Vice President American Obesity Council, along with Dr. Stephen Phenney and Dr.Jeff Volek, Jaydeep began his own fitness journey. Soon, he began applying his knowledge of biochemistry into his own lifestyle. Jaydeep reinvented food as he knew it, and worked hard to educate himself. View this post on Instagram Smiling as I look back on how far I have come. This journey has truly been exhilarating. . . #JaydeepBhuta #StayFit #StayHealthy #Transformations #FitnessLifeStyle #FitnessMantra #FitLife #Fit #HealthyLifestyle #Exercise #MondayMotivation #InstaGramFitness #FitLifestyle #FitFoodie #Fitstagram #Health #InstaFitness #Throwback #Fitness A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Mar 18, 2018 at 11:48pm PDT With a disciplined lifestyle and exercising, his efforts began to show results within months. Within a year's time, Jaydeep lost over 60kgs! Now weighing around 85kg, he had not only saved his life but also found a passion he wishes to explore more. As a certified nutritionist and fitness consultant, and with his weight loss to show for it, Jaydeep then began helping a few friends in need. View this post on Instagram Only love for this boy gang, bye bye UK! You've been more than kind ð #Wow #FamBam #UK2018 A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Sep 30, 2018 at 4:15pm PDT “It worked for them as well, and then simply through word of mouth, more and more people began to drop by for consultations. At one point, when the number of clients grew significantly, the family business took a backseat. My clientele grew and suddenly I had almost 1500 clients, and a lot of Bollywood celebs were amongst them. From Priyanka Chopra to Varun Dhavan, Bobby Deol, Huma Qureshi and many politicians, a lot of well-known personalities have been my clients,” Jaydeep told MensXP. View this post on Instagram Happy bday to this beautiful human being..ð A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Jan 1, 2019 at 5:34am PST Jaydeep's initiation as a celebrity nutritionist began with actress Sonali Bendre's husband Goldie Behl's weight loss journey. Soon other B-town celebrities approached him, and that is how Jaydeep got a chance to work with Bobby Deol. Jaydeep tells MensXP, “When I met him for the first time he was a little heavy, and though he was fit, he wanted to become fitter for a  shirtless scene in 'Race 3'. We worked together on a plan and within three months he lost approximately 10kg. Over time Bobby Deol lost close to 15kg, so from being 90kg or so, we got his weight down to approximately 77-78kg.” View this post on Instagram Entered 2019 with the Deols.. Happy New year to everyone ðð A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Jan 1, 2019 at 5:38am PST Bolly Deol's amazing transformation that became the talk of the town as soon as the trailer for 'Race 3' hit our TV screens has a lot to do with our man Jaydeep here. “Bobby can't tolerate spicy food, so his food was simple. He used to eat 3-4 times a day, besides the sweets and stuff I would send from my clinic. I would often change his diet plan according to his blood tests. I created a low carb diet. Along with weight training and cardio, he began showing positive results within 3 months. Salman Khan's trainer was working with him on his weight training, while I handled his entire diet plan.”  View this post on Instagram Happy birthday Dharmendra uncle! ⤠. . #Dharmendra A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Dec 7, 2018 at 11:36pm PST Now in his early 30s, Jaydeep has completely transformed his life. He is constantly expanding his business, and plans to step into a long term health food company very soon. One simple decision to do something about his waning life, changed everything for Jaydeep. “Today I have gained so much confidence, found a passion and turned that passion to work. Moreover, I get to help people and make them happy. That's my biggest achievement and makes me happy.” View this post on Instagram Passion never fails !! A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Sep 11, 2017 at 5:22am PDT   He is popular with a lot of B-town biggies. Check out some images below: Sallu Bhai View this post on Instagram Happy Birthday @beingsalmankhan . . . #BirthdayWishes #SalmanKhan #Birthday A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Dec 27, 2018 at 2:18am PST Akshay Kumar View this post on Instagram With the sweetest people to spend time with... Thank you for the invite and the amazing time... #alka #akshaykumar #sweethearts #cardparty #diwaliparty2018 A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Nov 5, 2018 at 10:59am PST SRK View this post on Instagram Happy Birthday @iamsrk! . For all the good times and moments spent together, cheers and here's to hoping for many more to come. ð¥ . . #KingKhan #ShahRukhKhan #SRK A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Nov 2, 2018 at 2:55am PDT Varun Dhawan View this post on Instagram Look who dropped by for lunch!ððð . #VarunDhawan A post shared by Jaydeep Bhuta (@jaydeepbhuta) on Oct 30, 2018 at 1:19am PDT The quotations for this story have been taken from an interview with Jaydeep Bhuta conducted by Mradul Rajpoot for MensXP Hindi.

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'Goth Crocs' With Spikes & Chains Are Here & All We Can Think Of Are 'BDSM Chappal'

Fashion is becoming all-inclusive, but once in an odd while, something pops up that makes us go 'Nope', without missing a beat. The latest example? Goth Crocs. Yes, it's a thing and we're very confused and scared. © Etsy © Etsy Goth Crocs are Crocs with spikes and chains, that look like torture devices to be worn on your feet, to torture your fashion sensibility. Crocs on their own, have been treading on thin ice for the longest time because let's face it, they aren't the best looking footwear around. In fact, the rubbery, chunky aesthetic reminds us more of flotation devices that you can hold on for dear life during a flood because these monstrosities aren't designed to drown. However, that clearly doesn't take away from their popularity because of the comfort factor. Who doesn't want to laze around inside the house (and sometimes even around the neighbourhood if you hate your neighbours hard enough) in a chunky pair of crocs that effectively shields you from any kind of (even inadvertent) social interaction? © Etsy The Goth crocs, however, are not officially manufactured by Crocs, and are sold by 'HeavyCreamStore' on Etsy. They cost about INR 17K without shipping. © Etsy All we can ask is, 'Why?'

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4 Steps To Get Jon Snow's Iconic Messy But Luscious Hair

If you've ever aspired to be like Jon Snow after watching 'Game Of Thrones', to pledge your life and honour to the Night's Watch, kill a White Walker with Valyrian steel and lead the army to fight the army of the dead...you could start with the hair.  Here are tips to have a mane just like Snow: 1. The Hair Length © HBO Firstly, you need medium-to-thick density and also have a natural wavy or curly texture. This will enhance the 'Snow' look you're trying to achieve.  A minimum of 6 months' growth is necessary for the mane to be as long as Snow if you're starting out with short hair.  2. The Texture © HBO If your hair is straight and lightweight, a good texturizing product will enhance the look for straight hair. If the hair is naturally more straight and needs more texture, the diffuser helps in setting the style so the hair doesn't dry smooth. 3. Trim Routinely © HBO Your hair won't just transform into Snow's mane on its own. Routine trims transition it into the aspired look. Keep the growth on the nape shorter and let the sides and top catch up in order for them to begin to grow in unison with the back hairline. Don't get it cut too often though. 4. Here's How To Style It © HBO For achieving the right texture, length, and density: wash and condition the hair. Then, apply the texturizing or curl-enhancing product or a sea salt spray. Later, comb the product through your hair, using a wide-tooth comb for even distribution, lastly shake the hair out.

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These Are The 4 Best AirPower Alternatives One Can Buy In India Right Now

Apple has officially cancelled its AirPower wireless charging mat, however, the demand for the product is still quite high. The charging mat was a bold wireless charger by Apple that would charge an iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch by placing them anywhere on the mat. Currently, devices have to be placed on wireless chargers with a specific orientation in order for it to work. However, many companies have figured out a way to charge multiple devices at once ever since AirPower was announced. Just because you can't get your hands on the AirPower doesn't mean you can't enjoy wireless charging for multiple devices. Here are the best AirPower alternatives you can buy in India right now: 1. Baseus Smart 2 In 1 Wireless Charge © Basues This 10-watt wireless charging mat can simultaneously charge two smartphones and an Apple Watch. It's available in all white and is compatible with any Qi-certified device. It comes with Overload protection which means you don't have to worry about overheating.  2. Samsung Wireless Charger Duo  © YouTube The Wireless Charger Duo consists of a stand and a pad, allowing you to charge two devices at once. Both spots support fast-charging which is always a plus to have. It is also Qi-certified which means it can charge any device that supports Qi wireless charging. 3. Boost Up Charging Dock By Belkin © Belkin The new wireless charging dock by Belkin can wirelessly charge your smartphone, Apple Watch and has additional USB-A port to charge other devices. It comes with a 45W AC adapter and can charge all iPhone models at 7.5W. The Apple Watch will be carted on 5W/1A via the USB port.  4. Nillkin Gemini Dual Fast Wireless Charger Charging Pad  © Nillkin The Nillkin Gemini wireless charger can juice up two devices at the same time and has support for wireless charging. It can charge the iPhone with an output of 7.5W whereas, for Qualcomm devices, it goes up to 10W.

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5 Ultimate Life Lessons All Men Can Learn From Hank Moody, The Jerk No One Can Hate

People say there's something good in everything. I guess the writers of the show 'Californication' had this in mind when they wrote its script. We have a male protagonist who drinks like there's no tomorrow, smokes like a chimney, occasionally does drugs, sleeps with random women, pisses people off, and can never get his shit together.  via GIPHY But, no matter how much you try, you just can't hate his guts. In fact, you would find his antics charming. He's a fucked up guy who lands himself in fucked up situations but somehow manages to come out of it using his charm. We're talking about Hank Moody, the writer who can't write. His cheeky smile, dry sense of humour, and the will to enjoy life just won't let you hate him. via GIPHY Let's see what we can learn from his fucked up yet adventurous life that can benefit us in the real world: 1. Never Say Never Karen, the love of his life, was no longer with him. But he didn't give up and always tried to make himself a better person so that he could deserve her.  via GIPHY That's what dreams are for. Don't stop chasing them and always make yourself better each and every day to achieve them. It could be applicable to anything; career, love, passion, or hobby. Don't give up just because there are hurdles on the road. Get yourself up, dust off, and keep going until you achieve them. 2. Never Stop Living For Yourself The man did whatever he wanted to do, whatever he thought would give him just a glimpse of happiness. He slept with random women, drank his guts out, and never gave a fuck about what people thought of him. He was simply looking for happiness in his own ways. He didn't participate in any rat race and didn't live life by society's rules. via GIPHY Whatever you do in life, keep your happiness a priority. You don't owe anything to anyone, so work towards being happy. Live for yourself and you might just enjoy life. 3. Don't Let The Child Within You Die Behind Hank's occasional portrayal of a matured persona, there was a child who came out every now and then. And that was the child which made him fun.  via GIPHY Never become too serious in life. Plan your tomorrow like a matured man but live your today like a child in Disney land. It's your innocence and the eagerness to have fun that should never die. 4. Be Calm On most situations, you wouldn't see Hank agitated or anxious, no matter how bad it was. He was (almost) always calm, composed, and believed in thinking of a solution instead of worrying about the situation. That's what you need to be if you want to have a smooth life. Worrying doesn't solve anything and being anxious doesn't make the situation any easier. Be calm, MADAFAKAAAA. 5. Love Like Your Life Depends On It No matter how much of a p***y eater Hank was, he never cheated on Karen. He never stopped loving her. He never thought of loving someone else. If you're going to love someone, give it all.  via GIPHY Feel the pain, the pleasure, and the journey of this shitty thing called love. It's always worth it, irrespective of how it ends. Never be afraid to love, find someone who makes you happy, and love her like she's the happy ending of your life! Hank is the guy who would live for himself but would die for his loved ones if needed. Be that guy!

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A Bucky Lookalike In A 'GOT' Episode Is A Bigger Crossover Than 'Infinity War' & 'Endgame'

Yes, the crossover joke is back and no, I'm not taking any criticism for it right now. But, in my defense, 'a bigger crossover than Infinity War' was perfect for this particular story. Basically, someone was watching the first episode of the first season of 'Game Of Thrones', which is normal, everyone is catching up or rewatching with the new season right around the corner. What's not normal is an extra in a scene looking like he's from the future. Apparently, the guy was wearing a Patagonia jacket, blue jeans, and boots, which doesn't really goes with the GOT vibe. Watching the Game Of Thrones first episode and there a guy in the background with a straight up Patagonia jacket, blue jeans and boots pic.twitter.com/YAFTF4hnIN — kevinbiegel (@kbiegel) April 3, 2019 Someone had an interesting input, tho. That is Bucky Barnes. Now we know where the snap'd ended up. — TimmyTime (@tim_cw57) April 3, 2019 We found Bucky! Good old days. Ah, yes. Back in the days when HBO didn't have such a large budget. Simpler times. — Bob Werley (@bobwerley) April 3, 2019 Yes, he is. Also amusing that he looks kinda like The Winter Soldier. HE'S THERE TO KILL SOMEONE. — Gray Whitten (@el_gray) April 3, 2019 This is so creative. He's Ser Levi of House Denim! — couldntcarebear (@couldntcarebear) April 3, 2019 Oops, GOT spoiler. spoiler for the big time travel twist — Ferris & his new Goodfellas book (@dxferris) April 3, 2019 Could be, but the Bucky take is funnier. As I keep watching it, it looks like he's just in normal "medieval clothes". Pants look kinda like jeans but doesn't look too out of place. — Lisa Weichman (@youlovedogs) April 3, 2019 Yes, it's him. Bucky is that you? pic.twitter.com/ZwRTh7qEns — Kait ð¨ð¦â¤ï¸ (@1Band1D1Dream) April 3, 2019 A lot. I'm wondering how much Google searches for "patagonia jacket" will rise after this goes viral, hahaha! — Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) April 3, 2019 A worse dimension? Instead of being killed during the snap the winter soldier apparently went to a different dimension. — Monster king97 (@Monsterking97) April 3, 2019 The entire world's population. Back when Game of Thrones directors were like " Ehhh, how many people are gonna watch this show anyway?" — Lexor Clegane ð¬ð· (@LexPnyc) April 3, 2019 Bucky is a time traveller, confirmed. I mean when "Winter is Coming " The Winter Soldier Must be there! Bucky Barnes the infinite time traveler. — The Last Unicorn YouKnow (@Scorpio1080) April 3, 2019 Same. I cannot stop rewatching this and laughing. https://t.co/FkNeLsU1Wh — Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) April 3, 2019 He will be there! Just wait until this guy comes back in the finale. https://t.co/Y4tRvmPfQe — Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) April 3, 2019

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I Met With 2019 Special Olympic Medalists & Went Behind The Scenes Of Their Resilient Journeys

25 years ago, when a premature baby took birth in retired Lt. Col. B.D. Saha's family, asphyxiated as he was taken out of her mother's womb, the doctors had sensitised them to the possibility of severe brain damage and other medical problems that may occur as the child went on to grow. “On the fourth day since Ankush's birth, his heart had stopped functioning. He was a preterm baby who was going blue and black, clenching his fists as he gasped for air,” recalls the father of Ankush Saha, the athlete with intellectual disability, who went on to win silver at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.  You and I are different. We look different, our likes and dislikes are different and different are the ways in which we learn new things. There are various people in the world, 200 million to be exact, who deal with intellectual disability (ID) and fail to comprehend and learn new skills at a speed similar to that of an average human being. Having said that, they too have the passion to strive for greatness and have excelled in all walks of life, sometimes far more than us, the “normals”. Albeit, their journey is that much more difficult, it is their resolve to make good of their lives in this testing world that helps them go places.  When it comes to sports, a global nonprofit body known as Special Olympics, looks to put people suffering from ID under tough test of fitness, strength and skills, and reward them with great laurels for their dedication towards the discipline.  In 2019, the organisation held the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi and the Indian contingent of 284 athletes displayed excellence as they bagged a total of 368 medals which included 85 golds, 154 silver and 129 bronze, making it their most successful performance in the nine times they have participated.  But all this information is available just a click away on the internet. What continues to remain aloof from the ever expanding grasps of the world wide web are the tiny but important details that not only influence but also run the lives of such special athletes. I decided to do something about it. In the past couple of weeks, I got in touch with some Indian Special Olympics medallists and got to spend some quality time with their families. From representing India at the World Summer Games to the idea of a life after retiring from sports, here's what no one else will tell you about the lives of Special Olympics athletes of this nation: Becoming A Special Olympian With Uncertain Future Dinal Jain - Special Olympics Medallist In order to be named a 'Special Olympics athlete' a person must have an intellectual functioning level (IQ) below 75; significant limitations must exist in two or more adaptive skill areas; and the condition must manifest itself before the age of 18. State meets are organised all around the nation where two athletes per sport are selected from every state for national level competitions, following which the World Summer Games selections take place.  After winning gold at state and national level, the athlete must attend and pass through a tough selection process in four consecutive camps post which a letter is sent to the athlete's parents saying that they are a member of the final contingent.  Having said that, the grueling process may not bear fruits for these sportspersons the way their parents had hoped. According to the policy guidelines of Special Olympics Bharat (SO Bharat), Indian body under Special Olympics, the selection criteria states: “An athlete is eligible for selection only once for World Games to ensure exposure to maximum number of athletes in India.”   So, even if special Indian athletes, who are involved in popular sports like swimming, do bag medals at the World Games, they will not be allowed to compete ever again, just because there are dozens of swimmers with ID and SO Bharat believes in giving others the opportunity to go for the Games.  “The policy guidelines of SO Bharat follows the practice of giving a chance to more and more Special Athletes to participate at the SO World Games. SO Bharat has over 1.4 Million Athletes registered with them. More and more Athletes are encouraged to participate in this transformational experience,” Mr. Victor R Vaz, National Sports Director, Special Olympics Bharat told me over email. Need For Coaches Who Understand Special Athletes In the case of the coaches for special athletes, the job expects you to have a lot more than just the knowledge about the game. It requires you to be patient, understanding of people with special needs and have the ability to make them understand their roles.   “You need to spend more time with them and figure out different ways to make them understand what needs to be done,” says Sharath Gayakwad, 2010 Asian Para Games bronze medallist, who coaches Special Olympic medallists like Shashank Mahesh and Dinal Jain in Bengaluru.  Sharath Gayakwad, 2010 Asian Para Games bronze medallist and Coach “When it comes to Down Syndrome, Autism or any special category, the mood swings remain the same and handling them is a very tricky thing. The coaches must be selected keeping their ability to manage these problems along with the knowledge of the game,” says Gayathri Mahesh, Shashank's mother.  “Coaches should be selected on the basis of their experience, as it should, which I could not see in Abu Dhabi (during the 2019 World Summer Games). Most of the coaches claim to be working in special schools but they failed to understand the smallest needs of the special kids,” said another parent who chose to remain anonymous.   How Is Special Olympics Bharat Contributing?  According to Special Olympics Bharat's website, their vision is “to transform communities by inspiring people throughout the world to open their minds, accept and include people with intellectual disabilities and thereby celebrate the similarities common to all.”  They have taken multiple initiatives such as the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs), Healthy Athlete Program, Young Athlete Program and Youth Activation that aim to focus on their leadership skills and help them become independent based on the principles of sports.  Ankush Saha - Special Olympics Medallist However, some of the parents feel that the organisation is not doing enough. “After the World Summer Games, they don't even look at us. That's the end of the Special Olympics, that's the end of the child,” the anonymous mother shakes her head in disappointment.  Coaches on the other hand, believe that the organisation does provide some support to the athletes. “When it comes to the facilities, we do have the infrastructure. Of course it is not up to the mark of USA, China or Australia but we do have some good facilities,” says Gayakwad, who coaches swimmers at Bengaluru's Pooja Aquatic Centre.  Once Retired, What's Next? No matter how rosey the present may feel for these athletes, the future for some of them does not look too promising. Athletes like Shashank who train to swim faster every single day are also on medication to slow their movements down due to his Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Such is the paradox that is creating major concerns for the parents about their children's lives once they are done with sports. “He (Shashank) is on medication and that in itself is pulling his strength and stamina down… He has lost his confidence because he feels like he is getting tired too quickly,” says Mrs. Mahesh. It is therefore imperative for special athletes to look for an alternative career than sports.  “Shashank is done with his school and will soon will get his college degree, too. What kind of a job opportunity am I looking at for my son, now? Maybe the role of taking files from one room to another. Is he made only for that?” asks the concerned mother. Shashank Mahesh - Special Olympics Medallist, With Mother “Sports helps them improve their confidence, personality development and social behavior. Alongside sports participation they can always learn different vocations which could be resorted through other NGOs. There are opportunities  beyond sports as well, in Special Olympics that can be availed,” Mr. Vaz says. During the time I spent with these athletes, I got to inspect their traits and the way they manage to carry on with their day to day lives. People like Shashank who suffer from moderate autism have quite a few extraordinary talents. Passionate for the things they want to pursue, with no strings attached to social expectations or materialistic desires, they also have excellent memory. Such characteristics are not only ideal for the betterment of the society but any international organisation would love to bring such attributions to their team in a heartbeat.  People have asked me a million times as to why I am after this story so badly, what is it that has kept me invested in the uncut, unfiltered version of their lives when all the major publications had decided to turn a blind eye? This is why. The lives of all 12,43,246 such athletes with intellectual disabilities must be given the attention and appreciation that they deserve.  People like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have the following of millions and millions of Indians, as they should. They have worked and hustled hard to reach where they have but so have Ankush Saha, Dinal Jain and Shashank Mahesh.

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Top 4 Galaxy S10e Features That Make It An Awesome Phone

This year, Samsung debuted a new device alongside the highly anticipated Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus called the Galaxy S10e. It's the cheapest phone of Samsung's flagship lineup this year, yet it doesn't skimp out on features.  In fact, we think some Galaxy S10e features make it better than the other two flagship phones in the lineup, and here are 4 of those awesome features -  1. The Size © YouTube The Samsung Galaxy S10e is, without a doubt, one of the most compact phones to come out this year so far. Having used a lot of 'big' phones this year, we really had a great time using the Galaxy S10e. The overall footprint of the phone is so small that you can comfortably hold it in your hands. The Galaxy S10e measures just 69.9mm in height, making it short and handy phone. Also, the phone weighs just 150 grams, which makes it very light too. It's comparable to the likes of some other compact phone which we've seen in the past like the Pixel 2. 2. Infinity-O Display © YouTube The Galaxy S10e has a 5.8-inch AMOLED display on the front with a punch-hole design that houses the front-facing camera. Despite being a small-sized phone, the display looks amazing. Of course, it's a Samsung panel, so it's simply great for content consumption, be it playing games, watching videos, etc. Also, the 5.8-inch feels like the perfect size for a phone. It's neither too small nor annoying big like some other phones that are out there in the market. 3. Dual-Cameras © YouTube Yes, the Galaxy S10e lacks the triple camera setup, which both the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus have, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the S10e cameras are bad. In fact, the 12MP standard lens and the 16MP ultrawide lens are really what you need for any given scenario. These are the same sensors that you'll find on the Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus, and they work exceptionally well. Here's a sample image which we shot from the phone during our testing -  4. Wireless Charging With Powershare © YouTube Wireless charging isn't exactly a new or exciting feature nowadays, but we're glad that Samsung added that to the Galaxy S10e as well. Heck, the phone even has Samsung's new Reverse Wireless PowerShare feature, with which you can charge another phone or any other Qi-compatible accessory. How cool is that? Well, that wraps up this short and simple list of Galaxy S10e features that we love the most. These are some of the features which, according to us, makes the Galaxy S10e a stellar phone despite being the most affordable of the bunch.

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From 'Zodiac' To 'Nightcrawler' Here Are Jake Gyllenhaal's Top 10 Performances Of All Time

He is the jack of all trades when it comes to acting! Jake Gyllenhaal exudes a superior form of acting talent. His performances ooze idealism and his heavy dramatic stints can easily move one to the core. Time and again, Gyllenhaal has proved that he can effortlessly slip into a role and come out of it without giving a hint of it.  From his Oscar-nominated performance in 'Brokeback Mountain' to a darkly infatuating role in 'Nocturnal Animals', Gyllenhaal's career trajectory has only seen a rise. If we breakdown some of his most remarkable performances, we could easily spot that he has completely immersed himself while playing a part.  In Hollywood, if there are only a couple of actors whose expressions say a lot, Gyllenhaal has to be one of them. We recently analyzed some of his best performances and found that Gyllenhaal has done much as an actor and one can expect a lot coming from him in the coming years.  Take a look at some of the most enthralling performances by Jake Gyllenhaal: 1. Nightcrawler (2014) Dan Gilroy's feature directorial debut 'Nightcrawler' turned out to be a dark tale of crime and thrill that had all praises for Jake Gyllenhall. Gyllenhaal's career-best performances have been debated over the years. And out of the many incredible roles he has done, this one stands out from every aspect. Louis "Lou" Bloom, a thief establishes himself as a freelance photojournalist, after witnessing a crime scene.  In the film, Gyllenhaal can be seen playing a very dynamic character, much different from what Gyllenhaal could ever be. One can experience the life of a journalist covering crime scenes through Jake's acting prowess. The film is full of action and portrays Gyllenhall in his best form as a charismatic sociopath.  The film earned many prestigious award nominations including the one for the Best Original Screenplay for the 87th Academy Awards. 2. Zodiac (2007) David Fincher's 'Zodiac' established Gyllenhaal's image as the actor who was not taken over by Robert Downey's flamboyance. Gyllenhaal turned out to be more of a chameleon!  As a newspaper-cartoonist and investigator, Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) showed us that he was evidently everything more than 'an extra' (as Fincher described him). Gyllenhaal's character is constantly chasing the Zodiac killer as he discovers more of himself in the whole process. 'Zodiac', a collaborative effort by Downey and Gyllenhaal, turned out to be a memorable one for Gyllenhaal's fans. 3. Donnie Darko (2001) The world got to know about Jake Gyllenhaal's acting talent when they witnessed him in and as Donnie Darko, a teenage boy receiving future signals from his nocturnal demonic rabbit.  Gyllenhaal's performance in this film established him as a new age method actor in Hollywood. Donnie dripped a different kind of confidence, throughout the whole film which created a paranoia.  Jake's performance was well received by critics; while Empire magazine included 'Donnie Darko' in the '50 Greatest Independent Films of All Time' list. 4. Nocturnal Animals (2016) 'Nocturnal Animals' is one of the best Jake Gyllenhaal films. Tom Ford's directorial endeavours made sure to put Jake Gyllenhaal at the centre of his film-making.  In the film, Tony's (Jake Gyllenhaal) quest to find the murderer of his wife and daughter (as depicted in his novel) takes over his ex-girlfriend Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) only to leave her consumed by the dark nature of the novel. Gyllenhaal's performance received a BAFTA nomination for playing the lead actor. Not only has his stint received mostly positive reviews, but the film has also been claimed as a masterpiece.   5. Brokeback Mountain (2005)     Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain' is not just a film that gathered multiple Academy nominations, the film has been deemed culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant due to its theme. 'Brokeback Mountain' remained both a critical and commercial success.  The film is centred around the story of two shepherds played by Jake Gyllenhaal and late Heath Ledger, who get romantically involved with each other. Gyllenhaal gave a moving rather mesmerizing performance.  He brought his emotional side up and the softness in his character was well received by the audiences. The film, however, lost the Best Picture Oscar to 'Crash' in a contentious Oscars upset. 6. Enemy (2013) Denis Villeneuve's psychological thriller shaped Jake Gyllenhaal's career in many major ways. He played two different personalities in the film, both intense in their own ways. Playing a doppelganger is always believed to be a tough task, however, Gyllenhaal did it with utmost perfection.  At times he is subtle and mostly full of pep. He understood that the film has to be a thought-provoking analysis of the subconscious and that his characters demanded absolute attention to detail. The film has been compared to Christopher Nolan's 'Memento' and offers a complete package of adventure and thrill. 7. Stronger (2017) Playing Jeff Bauman in 'Stronger' could have been one of the most challenging roles in Gyllenhaal's entire career. The film explores Gyllenhaal's potential to its highest levels. Jeff Bauman loses his legs in a bomb explosion only to embark upon his life's biggest challenge.  The extent to which the actor has pushed himself to play the role is remarkable. Gyllenhaal is fearless in the film. He went on to win the Hollywood Actor Award for his role. 'Stronger' risen in the critics' eyes solely on the basis of Gyllenhaal's poignant act. 8. Prisoners (2013) Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal gave a tough competition to each other in Denis Villeneuve's 'Prisoners'. On one hand, where Jackman's character was brilliant in his most persuasive self, no one could have played Detective Loki better than Gyllenhaal.  He perfectly captured the very complexity of his character which was too convincing. There wasn't a moment in the film when Gyllenhaal was out of form. Neither had he let his co-actor take too much credit for his leadership. The film looked more like an ideal collaborative effort. 'Prisoners' is a highly recommended film especially if you are a Jake Gyllenhaal fan.  9. Jarhead (2005) Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a trained US sniper who narrates his experience of the war-waged Kuwait and Iraq. About Gyllenhaal's performance, the Washington Post wrote that he just refused to show off in the film and didn't mind when the attention of the camera shifted towards the other actors, especially in their long scenes.  Gyllenhaal's act simply made the film a visually polished work of art. He consummately highlighted the perplexity of being a modern soldier. Gyllenhaal was nominated in the Best Actor category for the 10th Satellite Awards. Sam Mendes received praise for his compelling direction of the film. 10. October Sky (1999) Jake Gyllenhaal was merely 17 years old when he became quite a heartthrob through his stellar achievement in Joe Johnston's 'October Sky'. In his pursuit to launch a rocket in the sky, Homer Hickman (Jake Gyllenhaal) goes as far as possible while he is just a school student.  The film gave Gyllenhaal a major break in Hollywood and since then he has acted in many notable films. 'October Sky' clearly showed us what Gyllenhaal could make possible in the coming years as a Hollywood actor.  As a young actor, he put his heart in the film and managed to give a classic execution to his work. The film's impact was substantial, so much, that it inspired Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) to start his private aerospace manufacturing company.

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عشق میں غیرتِ جذبات نے رونے نہ دیا

عشق میں غیرتِ جذبات نے رونے نہ دیا
ورنہ کیا بات تھی کس بات نے رونے نہ دیا
آپ کہتے تھے رونے سے نہ بدلیں گے نصیب
عمر بھر آپ کی اس بات نے رونے نہ دیا
رونے والوں سے کہو اُن کا بھی رونا رو لیں
جن کو مجبورئ حالات نے رونے نی دیا
تجھ سے مل کر ہمیں رونا تھا بہت رونا تھا
تنگئ وقتِ حالات نے رونے نہ دیا
ایک دو روز کا صدمہ ہو تو رو لیں فاکر
ہم کو ہر روز کے صدمات نے رونے نہ دیا


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Urdu Funny Poetry

سوہنی گھاٹ بدل سکتی تھی
اور کہانی چل سکتی تھی
رانجھا غُنڈے لے آتا تو
ہِیر کی شادی ٹَل سکتی تھی
سَسّی کے بھی اُونٹ جو ہوتے
تھَل میں کَیسے جل سکتی تھی
مرزے نے ، کب سوچا تھا کہ
صاحباں راز اُگَل سکتی تھی
لیلی' کالی پڑھ لِکھ جاتی
فیئر اینڈ لَولی مَل سکتی تھی
جو پتھّر فرہاد نے توڑے
جی ٹی روڈ نکل سکتی تھی
انٹرنیٹ پہلے جو ہوتا
ہِجر کی رات بھی ڈھَل سکتی تھی



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