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Here's The 'Endgame' Scene That Made Joe Russo Cry & It's Every Father's Worst Nightmare

The 'Avengers: Endgame' movie has been more than just a closing chapter to the epic series. It is an emotional roller coaster ride that left fans teary-eyed and shouting how we all love them '3000'.  However, what we watched was the final product of the blood, sweat and tears of the entire cast and crew, so one can only imagine the enduring power of the people who gave it their all, especially the Russo brothers. Now, while we shed tears of horror and sadness when Tony Stark left us, and Black Widow making the ultimate sacrifice, Joe Russo has a different version of what made him cry his heart out.  It is the opening scene in the movie, where Hawkeye is with this family, having fun, when they all suddenly disintegrate, a result of Thanos' snap, and he helplessly looks around for them. In a recent interview, Joe Russo spoke about how his sentimental meter shot to the sky when he directed the heartbreaking scene. “I've got four kids, and it's a very tragic scene to open the movie with. It's one of the few scenes in the movie that actually makes me tear up when I watch it because I think about my own family . . . And then you think about what would happen to you, as a father. You'd become very self-destructive.” Thankfully, the sadness comes to an end when he is finally reunited with his family towards the end, but as a director and a father, Joe Russo related to this scene like every dad out there probably did. 

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Deepika Padukone To Make Her Debut As Ranveer Singh's On-Screen Wife Romi Bhatia In '83

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone make for one of Bollywood's most favourite next-gen couples, and fans simply cannot get enough of their love doses and PDAs.  What started out as a filmy (literally) love story on the sets of 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela', quickly escalated into a raging (albeit hush-hush) love affair, that had the fans and grapevine asking for more. © Instagram The much-in-love couple tied the knot late last year, as the entire country waited with bated breath to catch a glimpse of newlywed Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as man and wife. Now, though it's been a while since Deepika donned the hat of Mrs Ranveer Singh, she is soon going to make her debut as Ranveer's wife on-screen too. © Bhansali Productions As per latest reports, Deepika has been roped in to play Ranveer's on-screen wife in the Kapil Dev biopic '83', wherein she will be essaying the role of Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia.  Deepika is a lot like Ranveer when it comes to getting to the very soul of the character she plays. © Instagram According to a Bombay Times report, Deepika is all set to spend time with Romi to get to know her better and do justice to her part in Kapil Dev's stellar history. © Instagram Talking about her role and the relationship she shares with Kapil Dev and Romi Bhatia personally, Deepika said, "There isn't a lot of material available on her. I have met her a few times, including our wedding reception, and I have interacted with her socially over the years. I am also referring to whatever material the director's team has sent across to me. My parents have known their family for many years. So, I feel I know her and hope that she is proud and happy with the film. I intend to connect and spend some time with her before I start filming to be able to understand her perspective better." © Instagram '83 will be Ranveer and Deepika's fourth film together. The husband and wife duo was previously seen in 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela', 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Padmaavat' but this will be the first time they will play a lawfully-wedded husband and wife on-screen and we cannot wait for it!

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Nadal Rewrites History By Winning 12th Roland Garros Title After Emotional & Endearing Season

Rafael Nadal re-established his name in the history books last night, as he lifted the Roland Garros trophy for a record 12th time in Paris' Court Philippe Chatrier. In doing so, he became the first player (man or woman) to lift a single Grand Slam title 12 times. The road to Rafa's win was not always a smooth one as he faced one of the more turbulent phases of his career over the last 18 months. Nadal has spent a majority of the last two seasons changing and adapting to the limitations of his body, as he has withdrawn from over 11 tournaments due to injury since the beginning of 2018. It began with a psoas problem that led to his retirement from last year's Australian Open and later, knee woes led to his retirement in the semi-final of last year's US Open against Juan Martin del Potro. © Reuters After a knee problem, Nadal was set to return to indoor courts in Paris in November but was ruled out once again due to an ankle injury, ending his 2018 season. This meant that the Spaniard would withdraw from 10 tournaments within a year, with injuries in his knees, ankles, stomach and hips. He made a good comeback in 2019 as he reached the Australian Open final but lost in straight sets to Novak Djokovic. Once again he had to bow out of a semi-final clash at Indian Wells against Roger Federer due to another knee problem, leading to his withdrawal from Miami masters as well. He then took a 5-week break to work on his knee and returned to the clay circuit without being fully fit. After exits in the semi-final stage in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid; he entered the Italian Open in Rome, the last Masters 1000 Event before Roland Garros; without a trophy for the first time since 2004. But the slump did not last long. At an event he has had a lot of success at, he won in Rome convincingly beating French Open favourite Djokovic in the final to set up his chase for a 12th title in Paris. © Reuters He entered the tournament as the favourite, but mostly, because he is so dominant at this event, not because of particularly good form. In vintage fashion, he breezed past all his rounds including a semi-final win against familiar foe Federer in straight sets to set up the final against Dominic Thiem. Thiem put up as good a fight as anyone has against Rafa in Paris, but Nadal reigned supreme 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 to lift his record 12th French Open title. The emotional reaction he displayed at the end of the win is indicative of the struggle Nadal has been through over the last year and a half. But there's something special between Nadal and Roland Garros, as he shows his fabled fighting spirit time and time again to win on the dirt in France no matter what the circumstances. © Reuters Speaking after the final, “I've had too many issues, so that makes the last few weeks very, very special.” His coach Carlos Moya heaped press on the Spanish ace saying he is a “mental genius” and one of the “toughest” competitors out there. Fans are quick to take Rafa's success at Roland Garros for granted, but to win 12 Grand Slam titles on a surface as demanding as clay is no easy feat, and to do it during a point in your career which was marred by injury, is truly commendable. Nadal will go down in history as the greatest player on clay and one of the greatest fighters the world of sports has ever seen.

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UCL Streaker Kinsey Wolanski Reveals Liverpool Players Messaged Her After the Final

22-year-old model Kinsey Wolanski was the biggest talking point of the UEFA Champions League final as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in a rather lacklustre affair. The American model stormed the pitch in a black swimsuit that sported the name of the adult website run by her boyfriend and Youtuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy. Wolanski has now revealed that after the scandal, she received flirty messages from a few players of the Liverpool team that played the final. In a recent interview, she said “I'm not revealing any names, but a couple of the Liverpool players did send me private flirty messages after I streaked the game.” "One sent some heart emojis and the other one a message saying, 'I saw you at the game'." “I honestly didn't even know who they were until I clicked on their profiles. I didn't respond though as I already have a boyfriend." © Reuters The model has further revealed since then that she has no regrets regarding her antics and believes that the attention she has garnered after the event has only been good for her, even though she was arrested and thrown in a Spanish jail for five hours after the game. She said that  “By the time I'm 30 I plan on making enough money to retire, and streaking at the Champions League will only help me achieve that.” “I plan to do a lot more streaking to raise my profile” she claimed. The event has certainly increased her fan following substantially, but it looks like she has caught the eye of several members of the Reds squad as well.

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5 Cricketers Who Give Us Serious Hairstyle Goals With Their Super Cool Hairdos

There are cricketers who have entertained, as well as inspired thousands across the world with their panache while playing the game, and the manner in which they command immense respect from their opponents. Then, there are cricketers who have inspired millions, with their sense of style, particularly their hairstyles.  We bet you, or someone you know, has sported at least one of these hairstyles or wished that you could.  We bring you 5 cricketers, who have made us seriously consider taking a trip to the local salon for a hair makeover: 1. MS Dhoni © Instagram/mahi7781 There's no way that we begin this list with anyone else other than MS Dhoni. Over the years, he has had a number of hairstyles, each of which, has been a masterstroke in itself. Starting from a traditional mohawk … Facebook/MSDhoni …to developing a mohawk style on his own… © Facebook/MSDhoni ...or donning a more conservative, subtle side parting, Mahi surely knows how to carry his hair with the same coolness that he displays on the field. Way to go, Mahi! 2. Virat Kohli © Facebook/virat.kohli Virat Kohli's sense of presenting himself has really evolved over the years. And so has his hairstyle. As a cricketer, he has a rather aggressive style. Surprisingly though, his choices when experimenting with his hair have rather been a little subtle and refined. Nonetheless, his hairstyles have inspired many people over the years to pay a visit to their barbers and experiments. Some of the most iconic ones are... © Instagram/virat.kohli ...his high fade pompadour... © Instagram/virat.kohli ...or this crew cut with a line. 3. Kevin Pietersen Facebook/kevinpietersen Over his long and illustrious career, Pieterson has donned a number of hairstyles. Sure, some of them were a miss, but most of the time, he was rather on point and was one of the most fashionable players of the game. The best thing about his hairstyles is the sheer variety of it. From something subtle such as his take on a crew cut…. © Instagram/kp24 ...the unkempt and stylishly messy spikes... © Instagram/kp24 ...or his super aggressive salt and pepper look. 4. Wayne Parnell © Twitter/WayneParnel The 29-year-old South African has tried a number of hairstyles over the years. Now, although they have not been over the top, they surely have not been subtle. Be it the very retro, flat-top crew cut, which if you ask us, reminds us of the Wolverine…. © instagram/parnygram ….or this high fade, fine spiked mohawk…. © Twitter/WayneParnel ….or this undercut ponytail. 5. Dale Steyn © Instagram/cricket_south_africa The South African seamer has been known to follow the fashion and style brigade very closely and perhaps is one of the few sportsmen around the world who stays updated on the latest trends. Apparently, he is a huge fan of the way David Beckham (https://www.mensxp.com/grooming/hairstyle/46861-a-list-of-david-beckham-s-most-iconic-hairstyles.html) styles himself. That is quite evident in the way he often changes his hairstyle.  Steyn however, doesn't simply copy the latest trends. He sees what would work for him and tweaks them to suit his structure and charisma. Case in point would be his interpretation of the high fade mohawk… © Instagram/cricket_south_africa ...or this unique combination of a tousle and a pompadour… © Instagram/cricket_south_africa … or this classic, spiked mohawk.

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Yuvraj Singh's Retirement Makes Poor Stuart Broad Trend On Social Media

A clean striker of the ball and more than a handy left-arm spinner, Yuvraj Singh shocked everyone after announcing his retirement from international cricket on 10th June. The Indian star has been out of favour in the Indian cricket team for a while and, with age catching up, it was only a question of when, and not if, for Yuvi. In an emotional press conference in Mumbai, Yuvraj addressed the media and announced: "After 25 years in cricket I've decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything I have. Thank you for being a part of this journey." “I made some great friends and some not so great friends in cricket over the years. I have never stopped believing in myself...always believe in yourself. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward. It has been a lovely journey...see you on the other side," he added. © Reuters With almost 12,000 runs including 17 hundreds and 71 fifties across formats for India, Yuvraj's announcement of calling time on his illustrious career that spanned close to 19 years, quite understandably, had cricket bigwigs and fans showering plaudits on the social media. From his key role in India's iconic win at Lord's in 2002 to the 'Man of the Series' performance in the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj's memorable moments in international cricket found their way on the social media. But, amongst all that, Yuvi's retirement also made England seamer Stuart Broad trend on Twitter. Thank you Champ #YuvrajSingh ....We will miss you ð

Thank you Flintoff Or Stuart Broad Ko unki okaat dikhane ke liye bhið@YUVSTRONG12 ð¥ pic.twitter.com/25mMQuJ2tR — CIGGY (@SRKzCigarette) June 10, 2019 Back in 2007, Yuvraj smashed Broad for six consecutive sixes during India's clash against England at the ICC World T20 which was eventually won by India. With Yuvi and MS Dhoni at crease, a heated exchange with Andrew Flintoff an over earlier led to Yuvi's absolute carnage against Broad. Since then, the England pacer has often been trolled on the social media by cricket fans across the globe. On Monday, the Indian cricket fans once again targeted poor Broad with funny jibes following Yuvraj's retirement from all forms of cricket. Here's are some of the funniest tweets: Happiest Person after Yuvraj Singh's retirement-Stuart Broad ððð@StuartBroad8 @englandcricket @cricketworldcup @ICCMediaComms @ICCCricketeers #YuvrajSingh @BCCI pic.twitter.com/QfPmy3iG3U — Alex (@Alex26855922) June 10, 2019 Stuart Broad will be the happiest man today. #YuvrajSingh announces retirement from International Cricket
One of the Best entertainment batsman! living legend Yuvi! 6 6 6 6 6 6! pic.twitter.com/gWVEFFrBlB — Abhay Anand ð®ð³ (@ABHAY_1987) June 10, 2019 Thank you #YuvrajSingh

Stuart Broad to his kids : pic.twitter.com/SKU2srShKv — Virendra (@jolly_virendra) June 10, 2019 Stuart broad reactionðð pic.twitter.com/r8KvEd7k9J — Soumya Swarup Das (@imbobby07) June 10, 2019 Stuart Broad must be Happy after retirement announcement of #YuvrajSingh! pic.twitter.com/0I1PWG61Qb — Gitanjali D.Sð®ð³ (@Gitanjali_DS) June 10, 2019

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Yuvraj Singh's Wife Hazel Keech Talks About His Plans Post Retirement From International Cricket

One of India's greatest match-winners, Yuvraj Singh, has finally said goodbye to his international cricket career. Let's just say, it's the end of an era.  He is surely one of the most influential cricketers that India has ever seen. He fought all the battles that came along with the pressure of this game and today, he decided to hang his gloves on his illustrious career.  "After 25 years in cricket I've decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything I have. Thank you for being a part of this journey” : #YuvrajSingh pic.twitter.com/Ez8y49KlH2 — BCCI (@BCCI) June 10, 2019 He has had his own set of struggles throughout his life and his career, but has always kept his spirits high.  He announced his retirement from international cricket in a press conference in Mumbai today where he finally said goodbye to his 19-year-long career. Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India.   View this post on Instagram âªTo one of the most distructive opener off all times, Wishing you a very happy bday brother. God bless lots of love and best wishes always @virendersehwag A post shared by Yuvraj Singh (@yuvisofficial) on Oct 20, 2018 at 3:14am PDT When he was making a comeback post his recovery from cancer, it wasn't easy for him as he had to prove that the cricketer in him had not faded away.  Finally, he is letting go of the pressure and baggage that came along with the game. It has been a roller-coaster ride for him.  MensXP got in touch with Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech to get clarity about his plans post-retirement.  View this post on Instagram And, with that, its the end of an era. Be proud of yourself husband, now onto the next chapter.... love you @yuvisofficial A post shared by Hazel Keech Singh (@hazelkeechofficial) on Jun 10, 2019 at 1:42am PDT When we asked about Yuvraj and Hazel's plans post his retirement, she told us, “He plans to work more on his charity and his fashion brand. The whole idea for the fashion brand was to create revenue for the charity. I have also been involved in charity. It's like a family-run thing with his mother and close friends being a part of it. We don't like to publicize that much. We also plan to create a platform for providing counselling to people who are going through cancer and their families. We are trying to set up at the moment. Now that he is retiring, I will be having a bit of time for myself, so I will pursue my acting career.”  Time and again, reports have been surfacing online that the two are expecting their first child together. We asked her if they are planning to start a family now, considering Yuvraj is off the pressure of international cricket. On this, she told us, “Whenever a baby comes along, we will happily welcome the new addition.” View this post on Instagram What an amazing island ð´santoriniâ¤ï¸ @hazelkeechofficial A post shared by Yuvraj Singh (@yuvisofficial) on May 31, 2019 at 4:20am PDT For Yuvraj, things haven't really been easy and his battle with cancer changed his vision completely.  Yuvraj was diagnosed with a condition called extragonadal seminoma and this news came as nothing but a shock for all the cricket fans. But, he defeated cancer to make a comeback to the Indian squad. In his tough times, his mother Shabnam Singh has been his greatest strength. We asked Hazel about Shabnam's reaction to his decision of retiring from international cricket.  “Last few years have been very difficult for Yuvraj and she has always been around. It is more difficult for her than him. He is kind of finally feeling relieved from the stress and pressure and expectation,” said Hazel.  View this post on Instagram Hitman you beauty ! May God bless you always. You know I love your chubby cheeks more than you ð¥°ðð¤ªðð Have an awesome day brother man happiest birthday. @rohitsharma45 #HappyBirthdayrohit A post shared by Yuvraj Singh (@yuvisofficial) on Apr 30, 2019 at 3:31am PDT Hazel is in a happy place because as his wife, she is relieved that Yuvraj can let go of all the baggage and pressure and begin a second innings. “Everything he does, I am there to support him. I want him to be happy. I have been very clear with it if he isn't happy with something, he shouldn't. I want him to start enjoying his life. I think he is finally letting go of the baggage that he carried. He is in a good state now and I am thrilled about it,” Hazel said on an ending note.

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Justin Bieber Challenged Tom Cruise To A Fight And We Don't Know Who Will Win

I don't even know honestly what Justin Bieber is going through these days, to be honest. Sometimes, he's so lowkey and enjoying his married life with Hailey Baldwin, and sometimes he's on Twitter challenging Hollywood stars more than twice his age to a fight. Like, is there no in-between? Apparently not.  This morning, Justin Bieber shared a rather weird, unexpected tweet. Have a look yourself.  I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite ? — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 10, 2019 There's so much here. Why a fight with none other than Tom Cruise out of the blue? Why the bad grammar? Why didn't he even tag Tom Cruise if he's so enthusiastic about the fight? Why is he threatening him like a stereotypical bully in every teen movie ever? So many questions, yet we have no answers.  Who will win in this fight? I don't think it will ever happen for real - even though I personally would like to see it so much - so let's just have a discussion about it. Let me introduce everyone to the contenders.  On one side, we have 25-year-old Justin Bieber. And, we have Tom Cruise. Choose your fighter.  While Tom Cruise has yet to say anything about this - probably because Biebs didn't actually tag him - someone else has come out with an offer to host the fight already. Seems like Conor McGregor is way more excited about this possible fight than anyone else. If Tom Cruise is man enough to accept this challenge,
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Does Cruise have the sprouts to fight, like he does in the movies?
Stay tuned to find out! https://t.co/TxsH9KUyFg — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 10, 2019 And, everyone obviously knows that Biebs was trolled for his tweet, I mean there would be something really wrong happening if he wasn't. My personal favourite reply. if u lose u gotta become a Scientologist tho — Dan LaMorte (@DanLaMorte) June 10, 2019 Who knows? Tom Cruise is almost 60,  were there  no 80 year olds to pick a fight with? And BTW he'd still kick your *ss. — Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) June 10, 2019 Quite possible. I think he just streamed Top Gun for the 1st time last night, and thinks Tom's 26. — dre nee (@MotownDR) June 10, 2019 Wise advice. Tom Cruise is a legitimately crazy person. You never fight crazy. — *** (@EFSTATHlOS) June 10, 2019 That is...very visual. A 56 year old man that would kill Beiber in the first minute. I hope this happens and Cruise just breaks his jaw and crushes his windpipe. — Furdro103 (@Furdro1031) June 10, 2019 My exact reaction. pic.twitter.com/HDo4HTAmVi — ððð©ðððð ðððððððâ» (@Damaris_Mahone) June 10, 2019 Best response. pic.twitter.com/smIoD3oilR — Kelli Rouse Buchanon (@kelligirl1107) June 10, 2019 No one thought that. Man I thought drug overdose for you, I never thought “beaten to death by Tom cruise” was how you were going to go man — dan nolan (@dannolan) June 10, 2019

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The New 'Mauka Mauka' Ad Is The 'Baap' Of The Old One & Pakistani Fans Are 'Angry' Now

June 16th 2019 is the day when we will all lose our peace and voice box collectively, cheering on India and Pakistan, who're playing against each other in the ICC World Cup 2019. Although, an India-Pakistan match fervour isn't old news, it's still celebrated and watched by everyone due to the history we've shared with Pakistan all along. During the 2015 ICC World Cup, Star Sports came up with a campaign or theme for the promo of the Indo-Pak match and although it flew well with us Indians, the Pakistanis weren't too pleased with it. The 'Mauka Mauka' ads gained immense popularity amongst the masses and the theme caught on like common cold, all over the country. (c)Star Sports This year, Mauka Mauka is back with a bang, and this time it's promoting the Indo-Pak match on the 16th of June 2019, the same day Father's day is celebrated all across the world and the advertisement has a 'slight' mention of that. As expected, the ad is humouring Pakistan's dismissal record against India in ICC events and it seems it's making the Pakistanis a tad angry, but really, no one cares because it's all in light humour. (c)Star Sports Here, take a look at some savagery! The video shows actor Vikas Malhotra who plays the Pakistan son remembering his father's words on how one should keep trying and never give up, and the Indian fan in the ad shows some savagery by taking the 'baap' dig on the Pakistani player. Obviously the Pakistanis showed a bit of resentment over the ad and aren't happy with the Mauka Mauka campaign, promoting the match between the two countries. This #FathersDay, watch an ICC #CWC19 match jo dekh ke bas bol sakte hain, “baap re baap!” ð

Catch #INDvPAK in the race for the #CricketKaCrown, LIVE on June 16th, only on Star Sports! pic.twitter.com/Apo3R8QrbO — Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) 9 June 2019 I think you guy's have forgotten last father's day your father beated you in Champions trophy Final. #CWC19 #INDvAUS — Fareed Ahmad ðµð° (@fareed_official) 9 June 2019 BC, itni ð Kuttay wali hone k baad bhi ð pic.twitter.com/ZliJP8VEGx — Ø¢Ù¾Û ÚÙÛØ¯Ø±Û ð (@ChaudhriUmar) 9 June 2019 Star Sports and all those liking this add really need to work on their humor. This add is terrible, unfunny and in a very poor taste. — N.J. (@ndotyot) 9 June 2019 This is not creativity, this is badtameezi .. Yehi badtameezi inko lay bethi thi CT17 final main .. Ooper waalay ko gharoor pasand nahi .. Take it as a sport .. NAFRAT KA FAIDA KISI KO NAHI HOTA#CWC19 — Yasir Ali Hashmi (@YasirAliHashmi1) 9 June 2019 Father's Day 2017 pic.twitter.com/aZSnuBWeVZ — ðð¥ðªð­ ð¥ (@punjabified) 9 June 2019 This is so low from Star Sports, even lower than Kohli, Dhawan and Sharma's total score combined in 2017 CT final. — Muhammad Usman (@usmankhatana_) 9 June 2019 We just hope the match is as interesting as the tweets here!

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Woman Onboard Pakistan Airlines Flight Opens The Emergency Exit Door Thinking It's The Toilet

What's the most bizarre thing you've heard or experienced while boarding an aircraft or sitting inside one? I mean apart from the miles-high club, is there anything else that you may have found funny or alarming? Well, if not, here's something to feast your attention on. A female passenger onboard a PIA flight opened the emergency door thinking it was the toilet and put the entire plane in to a frenzy. The woman had gotten up from her seat to use the toilet when the aircraft was on the runway of the Manchester airport early Saturday morning. She went ahead and pressed the emergency button which opened the exit door to the plane instead. (c)Rueters “The PIA flight, PK 702, from Manchester to Islamabad was delayed by seven hours. The departure was delayed on Friday night when a passenger erroneously opened the emergency exit causing the emergency chute to activate,” A PIA spokesperson told the press. The incident took place when the plane was on the runway, ready to take off and all the passengers had to be offloaded from the plane, and their luggage was removed too. They were given hotels to stay in, as the flight was further delayed for seven hours. All because a woman couldn't read a sign that read 'Exit'. “As per standard operating procedure, the PIA had to offload nearly 40 passengers and their luggage,”  - The PIA spokesperson added. (c)Pintrest Deploying an emergency slide during emergencies is not a very cheap ordeal for flights. The flights have to pay a huge amount of money, whenever the emergency chute is deployed, even though the emergency in this case was claimed while the plane was stationary. Well, we can't decide if this incident is funny or rather sad. We do agree the passengers were left in grave inconvenience when their flight was delayed, but people really have to learn to read signs better.

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Nike Installs Plus-Size Mannequins To Show Fitness Comes In All Sizes & People Are Loving It

If you look in to store windows, you'll always see perfectly carved mannequins looking at you, dressed in the latest fashion. You'd never see an 'out of shape' or a voluptuous body type that defies beauty standards on a mannequin. This certainly has created certain myths about how the world should actually perceive size and it's almost close to perfection, which shouldn't be the case to begin with. (c)Nike A Nike store on Oxford Street in London recognised that and has now installed 'plus size' mannequins to maintain regular standards of a particular body type and the mannequins cater to all women with beautiful curves. Nike has updated its women's floor in London. Includes new offerings for plus-size women and includes curvier mannequins to represent a diverse range of body types that shop the brand. pic.twitter.com/aKVDG4hIhV — Jess Golden (@JGolden5) 7 June 2019 Nike's sole aim is to promote inclusivity in sports because it's not exclusively for people who're fit or slim or have the best bodies but somehow that hasn't been a transparent aspect of any sport company and a 'perfect' body type is always projected through their adverts. Nike went a step ahead to show grassroots athletes in all body types, comfortable in their skin. “To celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of sport, the space will not just celebrate local elite and grassroot athletes through visual content, but also show Nike plus size and para-sport mannequins for the first time on a retail space.” - a poplar publication reports the ideaology behind Nike's mannequin campaign. People all over are rather impressed with what the brand is trying to promote, especially real women, who come in all shapes and sizes and work hard to keep fit and love their bodies. Nike has introduced plus-size mannequins in its London flagship store https://t.co/a58jbIy1f0 pic.twitter.com/TYHzwrLjPC — CNN (@CNN) 7 June 2019 It's more important to be healthy than it is to be skinny. Anything that promotes a healthy lifestyle is a plus in my book. Positive body image is important to mental health. Big is beautiful too. — Ian Lee Rockwell (@IanLeeRockwell) 7 June 2019 Really digging this plus size mannequin at @Nike reenforcing that big girls can be badass athletes too ð #effyourbeautystandards pic.twitter.com/ei8Vss6CIX — Femestella (@femestella) 7 June 2019 This is great. Plus size people want and need comfortable stuff to workout in. — mercedes. (@KissMyLocs) 7 June 2019 If you have a body, you are an athlete. AND: REPRESENTATION MATTERS.@Nike introduces plus-size mannequins to London store https://t.co/GtlBmuXmfn via @CNNStyle — The Chris Mosier (@TheChrisMosier) 6 June 2019 We're living in times where people are looking for inclusivity everywhere because they don't want to fall prey to standard notions about how one should look or feel or even think. And with this campaign, Nike is setting a fine example of a future that's more malleable and inclusive than judgemental and biased.

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FIFA 20 Is Bringing Back Street Mode In Style & Both Men And Women Can Finally Share A Pitch

EA decided to kick start the E3 2019 this year by showcasing the games that they're cooking for us this year. From the new Star Wars game to the Sims 4's new pack, EA made a ton of announcements at EA Play. The star of the show, at least for us, was the new FIFA 20. Yes, this year's FIFA is going to be bigger and better than ever and EA is bringing back FIFA Street with FIFA 20. Called 'Volta Football', it's essentially FIFA Street that used to be an old standalone title back in the days. Now EA is bringing it back as a game mode instead of releasing a new game altogether. Makes sense. 

Volta Football is a part single-player, part multiplayer, a story-driven mode with a branch for team play. It's got everything you can expect from a standalone FIFA Street game. It also has Volta Kick-Off with which you can play with your favorite sides and stars if you want. (c) Electronic Arts In Volta, you can play 3v3, 4v4, or 5v5, each with different modes like Rush Football (no goalkeepers), and more. The Pitches and courts, as you can see, can be of varying sizes and in different locations around the world. From the rooftops of Tokyo to Amsterdam's underpass, you can choose to engage anywhere you want. It's also the first time men and women will be able to share a pitch in FIFA, and that by itself is a huge deal. As a player, you'll also get a ton of customization options with which you'll be able to change a lot of things like shirts, boots, shorts, sweaters, and other vanity items. (c) Electronic Arts EA made it a point to focus primarily on the new Volta mode, but it's worth pointing out that the game will also have the normal game modes that we've come to expect and love from the previous titles. So think of the Volta mode like an addition to the existing stuff you could do in the game. Well, the arrival of a Street mode was kind of inevitable since fans have been asking EA to bring back FIFA Street for a long time. By the way, 'Volta' is Portuguese for "return", which basically means EA is listening to player feedback. We're glad to have FIFA Street back and we hope EA has done justice to it. FIFA 20 launches September 27 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

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13 Beautiful Bengali Movies Which Will Change Your Perception Of Indian Cinema

The Bengalis are boisterous people. We love to talk, and we love to eat. Along with applying copious amounts of “Boroline” and eating tons of fish, we are raised on a steady diet of loving our heritage, our culture; a great part of which is composed of literature and films. © Pinterest So, when we are not busy having our daily quota of “Bhaat Ghum” or debating about politics, we are busy with our cup of “cha” and “Shinghara/Telebhaja” in an “Adda” about movies: past, present, and the future.  Or in the contemporary sense, with our trusty bottle of “Old Monk” and delicious Fish Fry. (Enough with the stereotypes! :P ) And it can become a bloodbath if you try to compare recent Hindi mainstream movies with the ones we grew up on.  Not only do we have great directors like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, and Ritwik Ghatak among others, whose brilliance the directors of today cannot even begin to grasp, we have compelling stories which make you think and initiate a stimulating discussion. What Makes Bengali Movies Different? Bengali movies show the human side of people, the real face of humanity, the fate of society.  It is about those small moments which change a person. Gone is the hullabaloo of the city, the glitz and glamour. Yet, it encompasses parts of the charm. Importance is given to the apparent monotony of life, the day-to-day conversations which seem trivial but constitute our society. The movies are beautifully directed, have superb cinematography and powerful portrayals. Contrary to popular perception, the Indian Film Industry is made of more than just Hindi commercial/mainstream movies; there is Arthouse cinema, Parallel cinema, regional language films which include exceptional Bangla, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Telugu, Assamese movies, et al. And all of these can give mainstream movies a good run for their money. The thing is, people don't watch these movies because the movies do not have the budget for promotion, or the audience is just unaware of them. So, if you, like me, have been crying with rage over the fate of Indian cinema, courtesy of the mediocre and utterly bland movies in the mainstream (Yes, looking at you SOTY 2!), here are 13 Bengali movies that will change your perception of Indian cinema: (Note: There are numerous Bengali movies which are absolutely brilliant, but all cannot feature in a single list.) 1. Mahanagar (The Big City / 1963): © R.D. Bansal & Company Set in the financially strapped Calcutta of the 1950s, one of Satyajit Ray's first women-centric movies, Mahanagar, tells the story of Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee), a middle-class woman who has to step into the corporate world to support her economically crunched family. Though initially supportive of his wife's job, her husband Subrata starts resenting her new-found success and independence, after he loses his job. Subrata is left struggling with his masculinity, guided by societal pressures warning him of the “perils of a working woman”. Arati, now, turns into the sole breadwinner of the family; a feat for which she both begrudged and loved. Arati starts loving her freedom, the liberation the job gives and befriends her modern colleagues which doesn't go down well with her orthodox family.  As the story moves forward, Arati realizes her role in society is more than what society teaches her, and she finds a version of herself which had been hidden behind layers of tradition and customs. 2. Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud-Capped Star / 1960): © Chitrakalpa Ritwik Ghatak's masterpiece is a dialogue on society and human nature; the way we take others for granted and leave them the moment tragedy strikes. Neeta (Supriya Chowdhury), Ghatak's heroine, is a beautiful, sweet-natured girl from the suburbs of Calcutta.  After the recent upheaval of the Partition, as Neeta and her family, refugees from East Pakistan (Bangladesh), try to make a living in the city, tragedy after tragedy befalls them. In the midst is young Neeta, whose altruistic disposition is exploited to no end by everyone she knows, ultimately putting her on a path of devastation, decorated by problems along the way. Neeta's sacrifices make her a strong woman, but they are also a cause for her despair. Mr Ghatak uses music to elevate the trials and tribulations of Neeta in the viewer's mind. 3. Bhooter Bhabhishyat (2012): © Mojo Productions When ad-director Ayan (Parambrata Chatterjee) visits apparently haunted Chowdhury House to shoot for an advertisement, he gets stranded for the night.  A while later, while exploring the manor, he runs into Biplab (Sabyasachi Chakrabarty), a local man who offers to tell him a story to provide him with some perspective upon learning Ayan's desire to become a filmmaker. A funny story about the quirky inhabitants of Chowdhury Baadi who just happen to be ghosts! As the movie unfolds, each character which their unique idiosyncrasies, try to subvert a terrible calamity which befalls them. Being a ghost be damned! No peace even after death! 4. Jatugriha (1964): © Uttam Kumar Films Private Ltd. Directed by the talented Tapan Sinha, this social drama concerning two people who are as alike as they are dissimilar, locked in marital discord, is based on Subodh Ghosh's novel “Jatugriha”. Shatadal (Uttam Kumar) and Madhuri (Arundhati Debi) are on the brink of divorce; a happy marriage that has unwittingly turned into a loveless façade. Ironically, their marriage starts crumbling as the construction of their dream home begins. In the heart of it all, unfulfilled desires and misunderstandings mar the couple's time together, as they slowly drift apart. In the backdrop is their completed home, now standing as an empty house, as Madhuri finally leaves him one day without much ado. Years later, they meet at a railway station, reminiscing about their married life and ruminating over what went wrong. 5. The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959): © Government of West Bengal Satyajit Ray's magnum opus, which cemented his name as one of the greats of cinema universally, is an adaptation of the novels “Pather Panchali” and “Aparajito” by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, monumental in earning him the much-deserved honorary Oscar.  A movie that lies bare the pathos of human life. It follows Apurba Roy (thespian Soumitra Chatterjee's debut as the adult Apu), lovingly called Apu,  through three phases of his life: a tragic childhood where he experiences the worst of circumstances but overcomes them (Pather Panchali, Song of the Road, 1955), begins his adolescence (Smaran Ghoshal) with nothing and seems to achieve success (Aparajito, The Unvanquished, 1956), falls in love but then life happens (Apur Sansar, The World of Apu, 1959). © Government of West Bengal Touted as one of the greatest films of all-time, it is an eloquent human story which touches you at the most visceral level.  A first of many Soumitra-Satyajit collaborations. © Government of West Bengal 6. Chokher Bali: A Passion Play (A Grain of Sand / 2003): © Shree Venkatesh Films Based on Rabindranath Tagore's eponymous novel, 'Chokher Bali', directed by Rituparno Ghosh, is a story of love, lust, and longing. With themes of adultery, friendship and, societal pressure, focusing on the intertwined lives of Binodini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), Ashalata (Raima Sen), Mahendra (Prosenjit Chatterjee), and Bihari (Tota Roy Chowdhury), the film delves into the dynamics of a complicated friendship between two diametrically different women: the intelligent and shrewd Bindoni and naïve Ashalata, connected by their love for one man, the callous Mahendra (Ashalata's husband). Matters further complicate when Bihari gets entangled in the passion play. When recently-widowed Bindodini arrives as a guest into the Mukherjee house, the newly-wed Asha finds solace in the company of this wise, new-found friend, and strikes up a friendship, unwittingly naming it: Chokher Bali, a constant irritant in the eye. But Binodini has other plans; she aspires to exact revenge from the two suitors who had previously deemed her unworthy of marriage. Will she succeed in her quest of vengeance? Or will it lead to self-destruction? 7. Antarmahal: Views of the Inner Chamber (2005): © Twitter Set in 19th century Bengal, the movie, directed by Rituparno Ghosh and based on the short story “Pratima” by author Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay, tells the story of human desires and ambitions which when left unchecked bring utter ruination. Zamindar Bhubaneswar Chowdhury (Jackie Shroff) has two ambitions in life: sire a male heir and be feted with the honour of “Raibahadur”. The only problem is that he is unable to do both. Tyrannical yet incompetent, horny, and perennially grumpy, he has been married twice; very recently to young, fresh-faced Jashomati (Soha Ali Khan) whom he ravages every night.  His first wife, Mahamaya (Roopa Ganguly), whom he has dismissed as barren, has given up on him and takes pleasure in terrorizing her new adversary. To finally win the coveted title and demean the neighbouring village's zamindar, Bhubaneswar along with his estate manager concocts a plan; make a colossal change to the Durga idol for Durga Puja. Enter handsome Brijbhushan, the sculptor who has to complete the task. But the comely youth seems to attract the attention of the ladies, especially one of his wives. On the home front, Bhubaneshwar's desperate desire to have a son makes him take horrendous decisions entangling his wives, which eventually lead to the unravelling of his life in a traumatic way he never envisioned. 8. Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder): © Balaka Movies Satyajit Ray's Asani Sanket is an adaptation of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's novel of the same name. It explores the aftermath of the 1943 Bengal Famine, which was solely responsible for the deaths of more than 3 million people. Set in provincial Bengal, Mr Ray uses Gangacharan (Soumitra Chatterjee), a Brahmin doctor/teacher and his wife, Anaga (Bobita), as the chroniclers of the story as their calm, leisurely village life gets upended by starvation and hunger. Not only do the lives of the people change for the worse, ironically, but it also starts the collapse of the rudimentary customs and traditions which were strictly followed in better times of the village. 9. Saptapadi (Seven Steps / 1961): © Alochhaya Productions Pvt. Ltd. The iconic duo of Bengali cinema “Uttam-Suchitra” star as star-crossed lovers who meet under unsavoury circumstances. We are taken back via flashback to the 1940s, pre-independent India where Indian students compete with Anglo-Indians with abandon. That is where young, intelligent Krishnendu from a staunch Hindu family, meets beautiful Rina Brown, a talented Anglo-Indian Christian. Love isn't far away, and with the legendary scene of the lovers seated on a motorcycle singing out to each “Ei Poth Jodi Na Shesh Hoye”, it seems that everything will finally fall in place. That is when tragedy strikes, secrets are revealed which spell doom for the bubbling romance. The question is now, after years, will they still be able to have the happiness that has forever eluded them? (Directed by Ajoy Kar, based on Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay's “Saptapadi”.) 10. Deep Jweley Jai (To Light A Lamp / 1959): © Badal Pictures Suchitra Sen stars as “Nurse Mitra”, in one of the most ingenious roles of her career, a nurse in a psychiatric facility where the doctors are trying to experiment with a new type of therapy for the patients: emotional support for their trauma. The nurses are to remain available to the patient as a friend/lover, help them but not get emotionally attached to them. Radha Mitra starts her journey of caring for a particular patient, Tapash (Basanta Choudhury), and seems successful. But what lies ahead for her as she struggles to keep her feelings at bay: a gruesome reality or love forever? A movie questioning the depth of human emotions and lays bare the fact that love is an emotion not be counterfeited. (Ashutosh Mukherjee's short story adapted to screen by Asit Sen) 11. Devi (The Goddess / 1960): © Pinterest Set in rural 19th century Bengal, Kalinkar Choudhuri (Chabbi Biswas), an ardent devotee of goddess Kali, has a vision that his younger daughter-in-law, Dayamoyee (Sharmila Tagore) is an incarnation of the goddess herself. Dayamoyee, always the docile daughter-in-law, dutifully agrees to humour her father-in-law and begins to “bless people”, until it starts wreaking havoc on her mental state. When her husband Umaprasad (Soumitra Chatterjee), away at Kolkata, learns of the turn of events at home, he rushes to save his wife from her fate but tragedy strikes. Another great movie directed by Satyajit Ray, based on a short story by Provatkumar Mukhopadhyay shows how extreme beliefs can turn into a ghastly reality. 12. Goynar Baksho (2013): © Shree Venkatesh Films A comedy surrounding a jewellery box full of secrets! Directed by Aparna Sen, starring Konkona Sensharma and Moushumi Chatterjee, the story focuses on three generations of a Bengali family, with their connecting factor to be a coveted jewellery box. Widowed matriarch Rashmoni (Moushumi Chatterjee) is as cantankerous as they get; quick to anger and extremely fond of her beloved wedding jewels which she keeps hidden in a box, away from the prying eyes of her greedy, materialistic family. When her nephew marries Somlata (Konkona Sensharma), a naïve young girl who is extremely scared of her new in-laws, Rashmoni strikes up a grudging friendship with her, eventually bequeathing her with the “goynar baksho” to save it from getting pawned off by her family. Somlata, now the secret keeper of the box, endeavours to change the luck of her family with her new acquisition. But to make things difficult and keep her niece-in-law in check, Rashmoni returns to haunt Somlata as a spirit. What follows is a laugh riot where the vulture-like family tries to pry away the box from its rightful owner. 13. Charulata (The Lonely Wife / 1964): © R.D. Bansal & Company Based on Rabindranath Tagore's Nashtanirh (The Broken Nest), Satyajit Ray's Charulata explores the psyche of the human mind through the protagonist Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee). With themes of forbidden love, alienation and loneliness, Charulata focuses on the namesake heroine, a lonely wife who whiles away her time around the house with nothing specific to engage her. Excitement comes in the form of her worldly brother-in-law, Amal (Soumitra Chatterjee), whose company she starts enjoying until it all starts to unravel as desire comes into play. Critically acclaimed and internationally admired, this is one of Satyajit Ray's finest films. Go, give these a try!

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21-Year-Old Lexie Alford Is The Youngest Person Ever To Travel To Every Country In The World

Hi, I'm 23 and I have only travelled to like 3 countries in my life. That's it. But, a 21-year-old just became the youngest person ever to travel to every single country in the world. Recently, Lexie Alford managed to reach probably the most difficult country to step in - North Korea - and completed her mission of travelling across the world's 196 sovereign nations. View this post on Instagram OFFICIALLY TRAVELED TO EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLDð𤯠â â â â â â â â â  it's crazy to have years of hard work culminate into one single moment. I'm so grateful to everyone that's helped me get here. The greatest chapter of my life is coming to a close. Cheers to a new beginning ðâ â â â â â â â â  â â â â â â â â â  Photos by @thomasbrag A post shared by Lexie Alford (@lexielimitless) on Jun 1, 2019 at 5:27pm PDT Right now, she hasn't officially broken the Guinness World Record as all of her 10,000 pieces of evidence is being verified but I'm guessing she's made it.  Turns out, she started on this record-breaking journey without even knowing about it. Since her family owned a travel agency, she has been travelling to new places since she was a kid. She said, “Travel has been a part of my life since before I can remember. My parents would take me out of school and place me on independent study for weeks and months at a time every year.” View this post on Instagram 5 in-person trips to the embassy in Los Angeles, 2 formal interviews, 3 different tour companies/fixers, 2 LOIs, countless phone calls and 6 months later I finally made it to PAKISTAN ðµð° â â â â â â â â â  â â â â â â â â â  â â â â â â â â â  â â â â â â â â â  The media always exaggerates and blows out of proportion but so far I can't get enough of this incredible country! Every day has brought not only new tastes & sights but also a renewed sense of appreciation for the kindness of people in faraway places. Even this truck driver's nice way of telling me to move out of the way was to just start driving forward slowly ðâ â â â â â â â  â â â â â â â â â  â â â â â â â â â  â â â â â â â â â  â â â â â â â â â  Thank you so much @cpicglobal for making this dream come true for me! A post shared by Lexie Alford (@lexielimitless) on Apr 27, 2019 at 11:26pm PDT She added, “My parents placed a lot of importance on exposing me to every way of life around the world and that had a very profound impact on the person I am today. I've always had a curiosity about other people's ways of life and how they find happiness.” View this post on Instagram Roasting marshmallows over the DOOR TO HELL ð¥ â â â â â â â â  Last week I was camping in the middle of nowhere with @fearlessandfar & a bunch of drunk Russian speaking men. Being fed way too much food from the kindest locals and running around this pit of fire was definitely one of the most epic & memorable nights of my life. No one really knows how Darvaza Crater was created but it's been burning for over 40 years. Its such a fitting addition to this otherwise mysterious landscape. Have you ever seen anything like this before?? 𤯠#Turkmenistan A post shared by Lexie Alford (@lexielimitless) on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:00pm PDT She seriously went after the record just a couple of years ago when she turned 18. She realized she had already been to 72 countries and decided to take up the challenge and break the record. She said, “The very first time I thought about breaking the world record was in October 2016 in my home, California. I graduated from high school two years early and had gotten an associate's degree from a local college. I was ready to start my gap year when I dropped the idea of going back to school and began to pursue the record full-time.” And, she pays for everything herself as well: “I always knew I wanted to take time off to travel so I've been working every job I could find and saving since I was 12-years-old.” View this post on Instagram Curious girl ð A post shared by Lexie Alford (@lexielimitless) on Oct 23, 2018 at 10:30am PDT She also talked about how she manages her finances so she can go to new places and have new experiences. She said, “I do a lot of research in advance to find the best deals, utilize points and miles for my flights, stay in cheap accommodation like hostels or create content for hotels in exchange for accommodation. I've also made sure to keep my monthly overhead as low as possible by living at home with my parents, I don't have a car payment or student debt and I don't spend my money on unnecessary material possessions.” (Well, these are some useful tips for everyone with 'wanderlust' in their Instagram bios) View this post on Instagram Wakanda sunsets ðâ â â â â â â â â  How many photos do you have on your camera roll? I'm almost to 23,000ð I think I may have a problem #sendhelp A post shared by Lexie Alford (@lexielimitless) on Jul 31, 2018 at 1:15pm PDT Here's her entire story and it can actually be pretty inspiring for people who want to travel, not gonna lie. 

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7 Grooming Essentials That Are A Must-Have In Every Man's Travel Bag

Whether for summer vacations or weekend getaways, it's easy to pack your whole world and then ultimately unpack because your bag was overstuffed. In the midst of all this hassle, chances are you will miss out on packing your grooming essentials.  Following a daily regimen can be hard and hence, to keep it simple and time-saving for you, here are all the basic things to add to your travel bag when you are on to go: 1. Face Wipes © Getty Images While on a vacay, chances are your skin could start looking dull, dry and dehydrated. Carrying a pack of face wipes can cleanse your face in seconds, without making you feel the need to rush to the washroom. These are quite useful and can steer clear of the grime accumulated on your face. 2. Mouthwash © Getty Images A mouthwash comes handy during long journeys. No, we are not saying you don't add a toothbrush but carrying a mouthwash helps when you are short on time. All you need to do is swish it in your mouth and feel fresh instantly. 3. Lip Balm © Getty Images Chugging water can fight dehydration but keeping a lip balm will help your lips revive if they are chapped during the journey. Most lip balms come in small packaging and hence it's important to stow it in your kit. 4. Moisturiser © Getty Images A small and sturdy bottle of moisturiser for your face is a travel must-have. It reduces the glaring signs of fatigue and the lightweight formula will instantly energise your face. It's a great deal to bank on! 5. Battery Operated Razor © Getty Images An electric, battery-operated razor will prove beneficial, not just in your travel kit, but also in your grooming arsenal. It's definitely a hassle-free choice and an ideal swap for shaving creams that you can rely on while travelling. 6. Face Wash And Scrub © Getty Images We don't want you to follow a long regime while you wish to enjoy the trip. So, get your hands on a two in one product that helps fight dead skin cells and keeps your skin smooth and clean with its goodness. Thank us later! 7. Carry An Antiperspirant Deodorant © Getty Images Adding a deodorant to your travel kit is obvious but instead of carrying a gigantic bottle, opt for a mini size, anti-perspirant deodorant that fits in your small travel bag. There are a plethora of pocket deodorants available and trust us, they are the best suitable alternative to own!

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PM Modi Conferred With Maldives' Highest Honour 'Rule Of Nishan Izzuddeen'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently swore-in as PM for a second term after the BJP won the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, resumed his duties serving the nation. He is currently on his first international tour as the re-elected PM of India and is visiting the Maldives, where he has been conferred with the highest honour meant for foreign dignitaries, the 'Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen'.  Reached the Republic of Maldives.

This visit indicates the importance India attaches to strong ties with the Republic of Maldives and the desire to boost cooperation in various spheres. pic.twitter.com/EwpwMzThvH — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 8, 2019 Maldives: PM Narendra Modi conferred with Maldives' highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries, 'The Most Honourable Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen' pic.twitter.com/PEp8vy1osn — ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2019 Through this tour, PM Modi's aim is to strengthen the bi-lateral relations between the two nations, and the honour that has recentlty been bestowed upon him, has made the entire nation proud. Prime Minister @narendramodi being honoured with 'Order of Nishanizzuddeen' the hightest award accorded to foreign dignitaries by President of Maldives @ibusolih at a ceremony in Male. pic.twitter.com/sU8RBiZFTx — Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) June 8, 2019 Heartiest Congratulations to Our Prime Minister @narendramodi ji for being conferred with Maldives' highest honour #RuleofNishanIzzuddeen' on his first foreign visit to Male, Maldives after taking office for the second term.
More Power to U. ððð — Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 8, 2019 PM Modi also gifted a cricket bat signed by the Indian cricket team to the Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, as he is a big cricket fan himself. Connected by cricket!

My friend, President @ibusolih is an ardent cricket fan, so I presented him a cricket bat that has been signed by #TeamIndia  playing at the #CWC19. pic.twitter.com/G0pggAZ60e — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 8, 2019 Besides supporting cricketing diplomacy between the two nations, PM Modi's tour also focused on the implementation of the sport in the island nation, for which India has offered its complete support.

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NASA Is Introducing Space Tourism For Common People But We're Not Sure Who Can Afford It

The words adventure and adrenaline rush mean different things for different people. For some, it could equal climbing the Everest, for others, it could mean drinking the night away before an important exam. However, the ultimate adventure, travelling to space, a dream filled with fear and inhibition for everyone might become a reality soon, only for the super-rich of course. Starting next year, NASA plans on beginning space tourism which will allow private astronauts, i.e guests to travel to outer space. Today starts a new day in low-Earth orbit as we unlock the @Space_Station's potential as a platform for companies to engage in commercial profit-making activities and we welcome private astronauts to visit on U.S. vehicles. Get more details: https://t.co/lJnIlxaii7 pic.twitter.com/8sbi1lEzIn — NASA (@NASA) June 7, 2019 To begin with, this travel is not going to take one to the Moon, but to NASA's international space station.NASA will tie up with private companies which will operate this orbit tour of 30 days. The guests will have to shell out close to 24 lakhs INR per night for this luxury. But no, that's not it folks. It has also tied up with Elon Musk's SpaceX, which will use its Dragon capsule, and Boeing, which is currently building a spacecraft called the Starliner. The taxi fare for this will be close to $ 60 million per flight! Crazy right? Well, the price is as crazy as the idea of vacationing in outer space.

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BSF Jawans Stand Strong Against Heat Wave To Protect Indians 'Regardless Of Weather Condition'

The Indian borders are impenetrable and solid because of the mighty soldiers who hold down the fort at all times, never sparing a thought about themselves. These warriors in their camo-print armours put on such a display of bravado and selflessness that is matched only by a few others. These superheroes set up their homes in the most remote areas of the country, or places with adverse climatic conditions, as they mark their territories and stand guard over it, should its borders be threatened. (c) BCCL Yet, not once do they complain about their working conditions or the constant onslaught of heat, rain and cold that they have to live through over a lifetime of their service for the nation and its people. For instance, ANI reported a few hours ago that BSF jawans at the International Border are reeling under the heat wave that has struck the area. As the mercury rises with every passing day, the resolve these jawans hold in their heart only grows stronger. (c) ANI Talking about the heat, and how they survive through hours under the relentless sun, a jawan told the news agency, "People in the country are sleeping with an assurance that we are at the border. So, whatever may be the weather condition we are always on the alert." (c) ANI (c) ANI Such are these men of might, who go beyond their call of duty every single day to ensure all of us can enjoy the peace and security that they bring into our lives, at the cost of theirs. No amount of danger, painful weather conditions or threat can deter these heroes, and we are grateful every day for their selflessness and bravery.

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Amazon's 'Prime Air' Drones Are Almost Ready, But We Still Have To Wait For Delivery Guys In India

Robert Downey Jr. announced his plans to clean the Earth with the help of Nanotechnology during Amazon's Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. But that's not the only exciting announcement we heard during the keynote. The folks over at Amazon also unveiled the latest Prime Air drone design, which the company says it wants to launch in the coming months. Before we talk about the drone itself, check out this video showing the new drone in action -  As you can see, the new Prime Air drone is essentially a hybrid aircraft that can do vertical as well as forward flights. The takeoff and landing look particularly smooth too. The video itself does a good job of showing us the drone's flying capability and it seems to be pretty good as far as flying is concerned. As for the safety features, well Amazon's consumer worldwide CEO Jeff Wilke took a good amount of time to emphasise the same during the keynote. According to him, the new drone will take advantage of a combination of hardware components and machine learning models to safely deliver the packages. © Amazon The drone that was showcased during the event is apparently fitted with thermal cameras, depth cameras, and sonar to detect hazards. It also has onboard computers that use machine learning to automatically detect obstacles and navigate around them. “We know customers will only feel comfortable receiving drone deliveries if the system is incredibly safe. From paragliders, power lines, to the corgi in your backyard, this drone has safety covered,” said Wilke during the presentation. © Reuters The rotors of the drone, as you can see, are also covered for safety and the packages for delivery are carried safely inside the fuselage in the middle. Prime Air delivery drones have six degrees of freedom as opposed to four in the normal quadcopters. It will allow for more dynamic and nimble flight. Amazon says the goal is to take advantage of drone delivery tech to fly up to 15 miles and deliver packages under five pounds to customers in less than 30 minutes. As mentioned earlier, we still don't exactly know when the Prime Air drone deliveries will begin since Amazon is waiting for FAA's approval. But that's just Federal Aviation Administration, which is a government body of the United States. For its use in India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation will have to approve it. And if history is something to go by, it may take a long time. So let's just rely on the delivery guys for our packages now. 

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RDJ Wants To Clean The Earth With Robots & We're Convinced That He's Becoming 'Tony Stark'

'Iron Man' actor Robert Downey Jr. played the role of a scientist for the past 11 years. But recently while speaking at Amazon's Re:Mars conference at Las Vegas, he literally convinced us that he's becoming 'Tony Stark' in real life by launching a new initiative to clean the world. During his gag-filled talk that somehow weaved together the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, RDJ announced the launch of a new initiative called Footprint Coalition to clean up our planet. © Reuters “Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years”, Downey Jr. said. So yes, he's going to use robots (hopefully they look like Iron Man) and nanotechnology to clean the Earth and reverse its carbon footprint in a decade. He didn't share any details on how the organization plans to achieve its goal. However, he did say that even a small dent could be the most important thing he had ever done. The official website of Footprint Coalition also went live soon after his announcement, but we can only see a signup form for their newsletter as of now. Downey Jr's talk during the keynote was particularly interesting because he discussed artificial intelligence, MCU, the evolution of Tony Stark and his own career too. He also talked about the past that landed him incarcerated on drug charges until he cleaned up in rehab treatment. “Quick disclaimer, I don't pretend to understand the complexities we face as a species, just because I portrayed a genius in my professional life. My scholastic achievement peaked at a correctional finishing”, he said. © Marvel The 20-plus minute announcement during the keynote also featured Amazon's Alexa and Matt Daemon, who joined via video. This, by the way, isn't the first time Downey Jr. has taken AI and advanced technology to do something for the world. Together with his wife Susan Downey, he is also producing a docu-series for YouTube, exploring AI and the impact it will have on people's lives.

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