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From Labourer To Software Engineer In Europe, This Kerala Boy's Story Is As Inspiring As It Gets

Here is your day's wholesome and inspiring story to make you feel good about someone getting to live their dreams and overcoming difficulties to become successful. 
Binesh Balan from Kerala started doing manual jobs when he was young in his native Kolichal in Kasaragod, to overcome poverty.  Belonging to the Mavilan tribal community, he has had the most inspiring journey, from Kerala to Europe.  © TNIE Now, the 29-year-old has developed an open banking software as a researcher at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. 
Overcoming all the tough situations life threw at him, he made his dreams come true and it was all because of his sheer perseverance and hard work. Talking to The New Indian Express, he said, "From language, college admission, and getting a scholarship, there was no shortage of obstacles. But I was able to overcome the hurdles with the help of a few enlightened minds." © Reddif He went on, "Right from my early years, I had a deep passion for computers and used to do programming. Hence I thought of startups. Last year, with the help of a colleague from Idukki I started working on a banking software which will cater to future generations. Now, it has been fully developed as an open banking software. The Fintech software will be called Reciprocity exchange or Rexchange."
Basically, what sets Rexchange apart is that it stores money value not in Indian Rupees but in a digital value called Reciprocity or Rv.  The account which keeps Rv is known as the Coop Bank Account Number (CBAN) and can store high denomination currency values like euro, dollar, and pound and can also be withdrawn in Indian Rupees. © University of Amsterdam Talking about his app, he said, "The app was launched a week ago and already 69 people have downloaded it. The value of Rv is decided by Live Rexchange Rate (LRR). LRR will rise as per the rise in the number of CBAN accounts."
His love for computers started off early when he used to travel 8kms to the nearest town of Rajapuram to play video games at an internet cafe when he was in class fourth. Three years later, he learned to develop basic programme language. © Pexels He said, "Though I managed to secure a pass in only one or two subjects in high school, I was an expert in computers. Even our teachers used to consult me."
He was able to go to the UK under a central government scholarship to study at the University of Sussex after completing his degree in Development Economics and obtaining an MBA. About his time in the UK, he said, "I had to work as a cleaning boy from 4 am to 8 am in Sussex since the scholarship amount did not suffice." © University of Sussex Lastly, he had an extremely important point to make - "The approach of the Kerala civil society, state government, and NGOs towards tribal communities is deplorable. The general view is that tribals should learn from the other ‘civilized’ communities. But in my view, it was just the opposite."
Well, he's the living example of that. Kudos to this man and everything he's managed to achieve. Source - The New Indian Express
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Samsung Seems To Have Discontinued The Galaxy S20 Series & We Can Only Buy The S21 Series Now

With the launch of the new Galaxy S21 series, Samsung became the first manufacturer to launch flagship phones in 2021. All three phones in the Galaxy S21 series will soon be available to buy in India. But ahead of their release, Samsung seems to have done something very unusual. The company seems to have discontinued the Galaxy S20 series in India ahead of the Galaxy S21 series. According to 91mobiles, the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra, all three phones appear to be out of stock on the official Samsung India website. © YouTube/Marques Brownlee These phones may or may not come back in stock considering the fact that the new phones are right around the corner. The Galaxy S20 FE is still available to buy though.
The official website lists the Galaxy S20 Ultra for Rs 86,999, and the Galaxy S20+ for Rs 54,999. The regular Galaxy S20 has been listed for Rs 59,499, which is higher than the Galaxy S20+. Lastly, the Galaxy S20 FE is now listed for Rs 40,990. There's no word about when those three phones will be back in stock, but you can click on the "Get Stock Alert" to be notified when they are back in stock. While it's not surprising to see manufacturers discontinuing older series leading up to the release of its newer models, Samsung has never done it before, at least not this early on in its product cycle. It's probably due to the fact these phones received a lukewarm response in India, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the Galaxy S20 FE offered a better overall package at a better price too. Now, it remains to be seen how the customers will react to the new Galaxy S21 series that'll go on sale starting January 29. The new devices start at Rs 69,999. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Here’s how much each model will cost -
Galaxy S21: Rs 69,999 Galaxy S21+: Rs 81,999 Galaxy S21 Ultra:  Rs 1,05,999 Additionally, Samsung will also be selling some accessories alongside the new phones like the Galaxy Buds Pro. We'll have more to talk about these devices soon, so stay tuned. Source: 91mobiles
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Michael Vaughan Gets Mercilessly Trolled After India's Sensational 2-1 Series Win

While facing Australia in their own backyard is always an uphill battle, the task for India was made more difficult amid the lack of cricketing action due to the global pandemic. With fitness concerns and rusty form of players on mind, many had placed their money on the home side to come out on top in what was touted as 2020's biggest cricket fixture. The Indian cricket team, too, didn't do themselves or their reputation any favour after losing two successive games before eventually enduring a 2-1 loss in the ODI series. Their dismal outing had further fuelled the chatter amongst naysayers, with Michael Vaughan even going on to claim that the Aussies will beat India in all formats convincingly. Early call ... I think Australia will beat India this tour in all formats convincingly ... #AUSvIND — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 27, 2020 But, little did the former England captain know what was going to unfold in days to come. After losing two consecutive ODIs, India bounced back to win three matches (a ODI and two T20Is) on the trot to seal a 2-1 series win in the shortest format. A loss in the 1st Test did raise questions, but India fought back with grit and determination to pull off a 2-1 series win. Incredible moment for India as they lift the trophy #AUSvIND

>>> https://t.co/icCD0P0INM pic.twitter.com/kejIkVGub7 — Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) January 19, 2021 In what was arguably one of their finest performances overseas, India ended Australia's 32-year-old unbeaten record at the Gabba. India's Test series win amid notable absence of key players, including Virat Kohli, was befitting reply to all the naysayers who had earlier raised doubts on their chances to outperform the Australians. Wow .. That has to go down as one of the greatest if not the greatest Test victory of all time !! Egg on my face over here in the UK .. but I love to see character & skill .. India have it in abundance .. btw @RealShubmanGill & @RishabhPant17 are future superstars ! #AUSvIND — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 19, 2021 Following a sensational turn of events at the Gabba, Vaughan, like others, had nothing praise for the Indian cricket team as he rued his premature prediction. "Wow..That has to go down as one of the greatest if not the greatest Test victory of all time !! Egg on my face over here in the UK..but I love to see character & skill..India have it in abundance..btw @RealShubmanGill & @RishabhPant17 are future superstars!," he tweeted. But, despite his praise for Team India, cricket fans wasted no time in taking turns to troll Vaughan for his ludicrous prediction early in the series. Michael Vaughan is waiting for the 5th test so that Australia can still win it 4-0. — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) January 19, 2021would definitely love to hear from michael clarke, ricky ponting, mark waugh, michael vaughan and brad haddin now to hear their thoughts #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/GW6hpuH2ss — snickers bar (@henriwiththei) January 19, 2021Starc, Cummins n Paine on their way to meet Michael Vaughan :#AUSvsIND #INDvAUS #Vaughan #MichaelVaughan pic.twitter.com/98h93g6JyA — Aditya Mohan (@AdityaMohan100_) January 19, 2021Meanwhile Michael Vaughan's condition right now
(who said India will lose 4-0 im Australia).... pic.twitter.com/eIMJdzCUG0 — Rohan Patharkar (@imRRohan) January 19, 2021Michael Vaughan right now.....adeiiiiii! pic.twitter.com/qaIc3Gx4dU — Will Foster (@TinderBox19) January 19, 2021#AUSvsIND All of India to Mr. Michael Vaughan.
Some of the best cricket ever seen. pic.twitter.com/DUl4qjipTE — Chirag Sanghvi (@ChiragSanghvi2) January 19, 2021Indian cricket fans on their way to troll Michael Vaughan and Tim Paine again#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/MfluO87dlO — Mohd Kamaal (@MohdKamaal20) January 19, 2021What’s Michael Vaughan saying now? #AUSvIND — Hemant (@hemantbuch) January 19, 2021Pls don’t troll Michael Vaughan https://t.co/CbgqnGVCXq pic.twitter.com/EYWo7PwiAM — The Lying Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) January 19, 2021
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'FAU-G' Is Coming Out Very Soon & Looks Like Akshay Kumar Is Actively Involved In Its Development

Ever since FAU-G was first announced late last year after the ban of PUBG Mobile, we all knew that Akshay Kumar was involved with the game. He was actively promoting it online on his social media channels. Now, NCore Games has officially confirmed that the Bollywood actor was indeed a part of the development. As noted by IGN India, Celebrities taking interest in video games is nothing new. But Akshay Kumar was apparently very active in terms of reviewing the builds and sharing feedback. Ganesh Hande, Co-Founder, and COO at Ncore Games. noted that he was very much involved in the process. © NCore Games “He has been frequently reviewing the builds and sharing feedback so definitely yes, he was a part of the development,” he said. Additionally, the FAU-G anthem was also made by Kumar and his team, which is awesome. The same was confirmed by Ncore Founder and Chairman Vishal Gondal.
“He said ‘I am going to make the anthem and give it to you’,” recalls Gondal.  Akshay Kumar gave them various feedbacks as to how the characters and weapons look. More interestingly, Akshay was also very keen to have a dog in the game. Ncore games noted that the game won't have any dogs, at least at launch. But we won't be surprised to see them later in future builds of the game. © NCore Games FAU-G, for those of you who don't know, comes out on January 26. We're less than a week away from its official release and honestly can't wait to play it. There's a lot of hype surrounding the game and it has already surpassed over 4 million registrations online.
We can only imagine the number of downloads the game will see on the release date. Ncore Games has also indicated that a version of the game for low-end devices is on the way as well. On the release day, FAU-G will be available to play on iPhones, iPad, and Android devices. You can pre-register for the game on the Play Store right now, and the App Store listing will go live on the release date. Stay tuned for info on the game. Source: IGN
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After ‘Tandav’, FIR Filed Against Popular Web Series 'Mirzapur' & Here Is The Reason Why

The widely popular web series Mirzapur is under the scanner now as an FIR has been filed against the producers of the web show. 
A case has been filed against the OTT platform Prime Video as well in Varanasi for allegedly hurting religious sentiments and 'distorting' the image of Mirzapur, a city known for the shrine of Goddess Vindyavasini, reported The Times of India.  © Prime Video Mirzapur SP Ajay Kumar Singh told the publication, "Based on a complaint of one Arvind Chaturvedi, an FIR has been filed against the producers of Mirzapur and Amazon Prime Video under relevant sections of IPC and IT Act". 
Meanwhile, the report also states that the producers of the web show Ritesh Sidwani, Farhan Akhtar, Bhaumik Gondaliya and Amazon Prime Video have been booked under sections 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion and religious beliefs), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 505 (with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community), 34 (criminal acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC and 67A (publishing of content containing sexually explicit act) of IT Act. © Prime Video Furthermore, Chaturvedi alleged in his complaint that Mirzapur contains abusive words, shows illicit relationships and has been made to hurt the religious and social sentiments of the people of Mirzapur. 
What’s The Mirzapur Series About The web series follows the mafia boss of Mirzapur Akhandnand Tripathi (Pankaj Tripathi) and his son Munna (Divyendu Sharmaa), the power-hungry heir who stops at nothing to continue his father's legacy. The second season of the series got released in October last year, which was bloodier than Season 1.  © Prime Video In a similar instance, an FIR has been lodged against the makers of the newly released web series Tandav for promoting enmity and causing public mischief.
Lucknow deputy commissioner of police (Central) Somen Barma said, “The FIR [lodged at the Hazratganj police station on Sunday] has been lodged against Aparna Purohit, an official of Amazon, series director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, its writer Gaurav Solanki, and others.” © Prime Video Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has demanded the removal of the objectionable portions from the show. In a tweet, she said that protests were being registered over some scenes of the web series, which hurts religious sentiments, which is why it would appropriate to remove the objectionable portions.

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‘Saw That One?’ Hazlewood Breaks Pujara’s Helmet With Bouncer After A Butterfly Distracts Him

The final day of the Gabba Test at the Brisbane Cricket Ground has tempers flaring on both the sides of the pitch as the number of overs continue to decrease and Australia’s chances of winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy slowly slip away.  During the second session of Day 5, an extremely unusual moment took place between Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and Australian pace-man Josh Hazlewood that ignited what is clearly a very one-sided rage-affair. The ball after Pujara pulls away at the final second because of a butterfly, Hazlewood asks if his vision was still impaired. Caring stuff from the big quick pic.twitter.com/e48z1xd6dd — Nick Toovey (@OneTooves) January 19, 2021 While on strike, Pujara stopped the bowler in the middle of his run-up as a butterfly circled around him, which led to the red-ball veteran getting distracted.   He even tried reasoning with Hazlewood but the Australian was not willing to lend an ear. Unsurprisingly, the following delivery was aimed towards the batsman’s head.   A bouncer so quick that it didn’t allow enough time for Pujara to duck or get out of its way. The impact was nasty that it ended up knocking a part of his helmet as well.  The mics around the pitch ended up catching Hazlewood’s voice after the delivery as the pacer said: “See that one?” in a sarcastic tone.  Ever since that moment, Hazlewood has been in a different mood, trying to intimidate the Indian batsmen with long stares and faking throws towards the stumps.   On the other hand, Pujara, calm as a cucumber continued to defend one ball after another, sneaking a boundary here and there.  Ouch! Pujara rips his glove off after copping one flush on the glove!

Live #AUSvIND: https://t.co/qvYTMSiZsl pic.twitter.com/xXLuC0jcEa — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 19, 2021 Pujara’s second innings at the Gabba has been full of injury scares.  
During his stint in the middle, he has endured at least three blows to the head, a couple on his shoulders and yet another Josh Hazlewood delivery on his gloves that smashed him on the knuckles.  Even that injury looked to take a massive toll on the 32-year-old who instantly dropped the bat, removed his helmet and fell on the floor, crying in pain.  In order to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India either need to win or draw the fourth Test, as they were the winners of the previous series back in 2018-19.   Australia need to terminate the rest of the Indian batting order if they wish to take home the trophy.
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Matt Damon Joins 'Thor: Love & Thunder' Cast & Excited Fans Wonder What Role He'll Play

Matt Damon had one of the best cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Back when Thor: Ragnarok released, it was hilarious to see him play Loki in a play put up by Loki who was actually pretending to be Odin. © Marvel The simple yet hilarious cameo, along with Chris Hemsworth's brother Luke Hemsworth who happened to play Thor in the same play, was one of the highlights of a movie filled with great moments.
And now, who would've thought that Matt Damon would actually join the cast of the next Thor movie? But apparently, it's happening and people are excited and confused about it. © Marvel He's already reached Australia and is currently isolating for 14 days to help prevent any potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is believed he'll start shooting for Thor: Love and Thunder after his mandatory quarantine ends.
Talking about shooting the land down under, he said, "I'm so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months. Australian film crews are world-renowned for their professionalism and are a joy to work with so the 14 days of quarantine will be well worth it." © NBC While it's unclear what role he's going to play in the movie, but since he mentioned that he's going to be in Australia for a couple of months, we can assume it'll be a more substantial role than a little cameo.
Side note, the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder gets better and better with every new announcement. We already had the OGs Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Dave Bautista, along with probably Chris Pratt and Karen Gillan, and of course, Christian Bale as the villain.  Now, with Matt joining, we can already guess that the next Thor movie top every other MCU movie. © Marvel People already are guessing what it could be and what they want him to play, but there's an overwhelming number of people who just want him to play an actor playing Loki as he did in Ragnarok. 
Or, maybe just a great and important character who just happened to take on a few acting roles on the side.   And, knowing Taika Waititi, he'll probably have a hilarious backstory for Matt Damon and how he ended up as an actor playing Loki in Ragnarok. If Matt Damon is really in Thor: Love and Thunder, I hope he’s playing the same character he did in Thor: Ragnarok except it turns out that was Balder the Brave the whole time, who also acts on the side as it turns out. — Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) January 18, 2021 Great plug. Thor: Love And Thunder now has Dave Bautista, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan and Matt Damon (maybe) on board

It might be last minute but if they need someone for a skinny beardy film journalist role I can make myself available https://t.co/tZU9dLORXU — Ali Plumb (@AliPlumb) January 18, 2021 That would be hilarious. Looks like Matt Damon is back for Thor: Love and Thunder. I really hope he's just playing the same role as in Thor: Ragnarok. — Paul Stefko (@PaulStefko) January 18, 2021 It's so meta. I’m convinced he was playing an asgardian actor playing Matt Damon playing Loki. And it was spot on! — Stephen Hyams (@StephenHyams) January 18, 2021 No one will forget that. Nobody is forgetting that. — markus ray (@markusrayburns) January 17, 2021 Oh, definitely. LOKI IS BACK!!! 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/qQetmMPO1W — rodr1gu3z_123 (@Rodr1gu3z_83) January 17, 2021 It won't be a Thor movie without Tom Hiddleston. MATT DAMON JOINED THOR LOVE AND THUNDER !!! I like him and I’m happy he’s gonna be in the film but IF Tom Hiddleston isn’t gonna be in it when the Loki from his play is in the movie, I’m gonna lose my shit pic.twitter.com/U4D6prTGtf — Beb loves Loki (@hometoharryx) January 18, 2021 No, that's so sad. No, but with these news of Matt Damon being in Thor4 all I can think about is if he'd reprise the role of a random Asgardian actor. And at some point Thor would ask that same group of actors to do one last play in Loki's honor, this time reenacting his final IW sacrifice pic.twitter.com/cpN2uwD5Y3 — Pia (@princloki) January 18, 2021 Finally. So the random Asguardian theatre actor will finally get his own name https://t.co/GokB9S62oB — jana wants moots (@tonyisasleep) January 18, 2021 That's what I'm thinking. Matt Damon wouldn't drag his entire family to Sydney and then do quarantine with them for two weeks stuck there that entire time in a hotel room just a for a quick cameo they could have filmed a couple of months before it's May 2022 release...likely a different and bigger part — Christopher Marc (@_ChristopherM) January 18, 2021 Yes! christian bale + matt damon?????????? yes https://t.co/HXRVyO1WR3 — jm (@jmjmjmjmc) January 18, 2021 Honestly, Taika can definitely make that happen. If Matt Damon indeed HAS been signed on for Love and Thunder, I need him to continue playing actor Loki throughout the movie with multiple jokes about how they “need him to act like Loki” in ‘X’ situation to fool people. pic.twitter.com/3cHZW3f4O5 — alana (@im_alana_) January 18, 2021 And, we love to see it. Matt Damon slowly becoming a running gag in Taika's movies https://t.co/IswZ7iddlf — leslie 王女 0 (@lesbobomb) January 18, 2021 So many ideas. In Thor: Love and Thunder, I want Matt Damon to play the Asgardian actor from Ragnarok, and for him to have a La La Land styled subplot, of a young struggling actor. Yes I’ll cry if this doesn’t happen. — Nate (he/him) (@guidebythelight) January 18, 2021
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'Tandav' Row: Kangana Ranaut Calls Show 'Atrocious, Objectionable' & Says 'Put Them In Jail'

Kangana Ranaut continues to stir controversies one after the other on social media and as of now, she is raising eyebrows over her now-deleted tweet about the new web series Tandav.  
© Prime Video The show, featuring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, among others in pivotal roles, is at the centre of a controversy for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of certain sections. 
Replying to a tweet about how people have ‘stopped taking insults lying down’ and called on the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting seek an explanation from the makers, Kangana took to Twitter on Monday and wrote, “Because even Lord Krishna forgave 99 mistakes of Sheshupala.... pehle Shanti phir Kranti (Silence must be followed by revolution).... time to take their heads off... Jai Shri Krishan…”  However, she deleted the tweet shortly after. © Kangana Ranaut tweet Several users on Twitter criticised Kangana for what they perceived as instigation of violence towards the team of Tandav. 
However, some of her fans defended her. One such person shared a screenshot from Google which said that ‘take head off’ is an idiom which means ‘to scold or berate someone severely’.  Meanwhile, Kangana retweeted the post and wrote, “Jo libru dar ke maare mummy ki god mein ro rahe hai, woh yeh padh lein. Maine tumhara sir kaatne ke liye nahi kaha, itna toh main bhi jaanti hoon ki insects ya worms ke liye pesticide chahiye hota hai (The liberals who are scared and crying to their mothers must read this. I did not ask for you to be beheaded. Even I know that insects and worms need pesticide).” जो लिब्रु डर के मारे मम्मी की गोद में रो रहे हैं, वो ये पढ़ लें मैंने तुम्हारा सिर काटने केलिये नहीं कहा, इतना तो मैं भी जानती हूँ की इंसेक्ट्स या वर्म्ज़ केलिये पेस्टिसायड चाहिए होता है .... https://t.co/UM4Jh1AtAC — Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 18, 2021 Besides, on Monday, she also took a direct dig at Tandav director Ali Abbas Zafar by asking him blatantly, “Do you have the courage to make fun of Allah?”  माफ़ी माँगने केलिये बचेगा कहाँ? ये तो सीधा गला काट देते हैं, जिहादी देश फ़तवा निकाल देते हैं लिब्रु मीडिया वर्चूअल लिंचिंग कर देती है, तुम्हें ना सिर्फ़ जान से मार दिया जाएगा बल्कि उस मौत को भी जस्टिफ़ाई किया जाएगा, बोलो @aliabbaszafar है हिम्मत अल्लाह का मज़ाक़ उड़ाने की ? https://t.co/NYASyuVS2i — Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 18, 2021 Not just that, the Queen actor also called out the makers of the show for promoting “Hindu phobic content”.  She wrote, “The problem isn’t just the Hindu phobic content, it’s also creatively poor and deprived,atrocious and objectionable on every level hence deliberately placed controversial scenes. Put them in jail not just for criminal intentions but also for torturing the viewer #tandavwebseries” (sic) The problem isn’t just the Hindu phobic content, it’s also creatively poor and deprived,atrocious and objectionable on every level hence deliberately placed controversial scenes. Put them in jail not just for criminal intentions but also for torturing the viewer #tandavwebseries https://t.co/bmeaPzgkA5 — Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 18, 2021 Her tweets haven’t gone too well with several Twitter users who criticised her for spreading hate and instigating violence. Meanwhile, another section of people defended her opinion.  Check out some of the mixed reactions on the micro-blogging site here: These people have reduced the content quality of Hindi Cinema to a very large extent. The South Cinema industry is far ahead of Bully-wood. The worst is that they don't even understand that they are forcing Hindi cinema into a black hole. — Kangster Apoorva (@KangsterA) January 18, 2021 You are absolutely right queen, they should be put into jail for giving wrong message by making these web series. My queen is my pride and always with you ♥ — Randeep (@Randeep1375) January 18, 2021 Problem is it's all mixed, they make fun, they kill us, they openly mock us and our beliefs, but go crazy when we respond. — BhandIndia (@BhandIndia) January 18, 2021 On target, Loud and clear. Bang On. This lady have guts to speak. We are proud of you kangana. Thanks for taking the correct stand.
At least we have one lady who speak for us, going against the bollywood mafia.
We are always with you & always support you 🏻 — அம்ரித் சேத்ரி 🇮🇳 Amrit Chhetri (@King1Amrit) January 18, 2021 Over the years, this film industry has ingrained in our gullible minds hatred for Hindu worship, and ritualistic traditions. Now, time is up, and a precedent needs to be set. If you can’t understand public opinion and effect these web series, have on impressionable minds,(contd) — MANJOT SINGH (@MANJOTS74594721) January 18, 2021 Wo sab choro didi ye btaoo tweet q delete kiya? Hindu sherni dar gyi ?? 🤣🤣🤣 — Aafiya 🧜🏻‍♀ (@Mermaid___tales) January 18, 2021 BEHEN TU MOVIE BANA NA. CHAPAR CHAPAR TOH KOI BHI KAR SAKTA HAI. — dr.thodisiempathy (@thodisiempathy) January 18, 2021 Wht rubbish is Kangana upto!Send them to jail for making a series tht doesn’t agree with ur so called religious views.Well I am a hindu n found every content in #tandav the reality of India under Modi.She is now the new judge,jury n executioner of India.Someone stop her nonsense. https://t.co/PzH8Ycc2E8 — namita akhauri (@namitaakhauri) January 18, 2021  Meanwhile, Ali Abbas Zafar issued an apology on behalf of the cast and crew of Tandav on Monday evening.  “We have been closely monitoring viewer reactions to the web series Tandav and today during a discussion, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have informed us regarding a large number of grievances and petitions received on various facets of the web series with serious concerns and apprehensions regarding its content hurting the sentiments of the people,” a statement shared on his Twitter account read.  What are your thoughts on Kangana’s views?
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Sharad Kelkar’s Backpack Worth Rs 2 Lakh & Hiking Boots Is ‘Dad-Fashion’ At Its Best

Sharad Kelkar is riding a high tide, thanks to a series of back to back stellar performances. When it comes to style, here again, Sharad has been hitting all the right notes, and boy, do we love his sense of style. © Viral Bhayani Recently, Sharad was spotted at the Mumbai Airport with his family, where he gave us a great sartorial example of just how awesome dad fashion can be. His backpack, however, was what stood out; the backpack was a statement piece. © Viral Bhayani But first, let’s have a look at his outfit.
Sharad was seen wearing a rather dope and understated outfit that had a very laidback aesthetic to itself. Sharad was seen wearing a zipped hoodie from Superdry, pair of denims, and a pair of hiking boots. © Viral Bhayani We actually kinda dig the dark colour theme that he went for. It sits really well with the cap, and that mask, again in black, as well as those brown shades. © Viral Bhayani We particularly like the manner in which he has paired his upper with his lowers. The minimalistic, but seemingly haphazard branding of the Superdry hoodie, along with those dad jeans is dope indeed.  © Viral Bhayani That, when paired with those chunky looking hiking boots from Columbia Sportswear, is dope indeed. © Viral Bhayani Coming to the crown of the outfit, we see that Sharad is carrying a rather understated backpack. Don’t be fooled though, because it is anything, but understated. © Viral Bhayani Sharad is seen carrying a rather exquisite piece from Louis Vuitton. The particular backpack that he is seen carrying here is an iteration of their Campus Backpack, and boy oh boy, is it something to behold. © Louis Vuitton The bag is made mostly of a specially treated leather, which gives it a very particular kind of sheen. Thanks to the leather’s treatment, it comes only in one colour. Along with the exquisute leather, the bag also has silver-coated zippers. © Hypebeast All these premium materials means that the bag is astronomically priced. It retails for just over $2,800 in the US, which means that in Indian Rupees, it would set your bank balance back, by almost Rs 2.04 Lakhs.  © Louis Vuitton Add to that your regular import duties and taxes if you were to buy this piece in India, and you’re looking at roughly another Rs 80,000 being added to the price. That’s Rs 2.84 Lakhs, for those who hated maths. © Viral Bhayani Now, this isn’t the most expensive backpack that we have seen, but it is one of the dopest ones. All we can say is, way to go Sharad, that is one heck of an outfit.

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With 3 Nasty Head Blows & A Bent Finger, Brave Pujara Declared Winner Of ‘Most Bruises’ Award

The final day of the Gabba Test at the Brisbane Cricket Ground continues to be ruthless to the limping Team India and this time around, it is the top order red-ball specialist, Cheteshwar Pujara who’ll have the bruises to show off at the end of the series. By the second session of Day 5 of the final Test alone, the veteran has already suffered at least three nasty blows to his head, including a bouncer by pacer Josh Hazlewood that ended up knocking off a piece of the batsman’s helmet. The ball after Pujara pulls away at the final second because of a butterfly, Hazlewood asks if his vision was still impaired. Caring stuff from the big quick pic.twitter.com/e48z1xd6dd — Nick Toovey (@OneTooves) January 19, 2021 This injury came only a couple of overs after Pujara found himself in agonising pain as yet another Hazlewood delivery struck him on the gloves and bounced off as if it had impacted against concrete. The 32-year-old instantly knew that something was wrong with his hand as he turned around, threw the bat on the ground, removed his helmet and gloves and crashed on the ground. Ouch! Pujara rips his glove off after copping one flush on the glove!

Live #AUSvIND: https://t.co/qvYTMSiZsl pic.twitter.com/xXLuC0jcEa — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 19, 2021 It is also being speculated that the injury could have been on the very same finger Pujara had hurt in the nets ahead of the Sydney Test that had fueled the conversation over his fitness to keep playing for the rest of the series. To be fair, the Australian bowlers are not a hundred percent to be blamed for all the injuries that the Indian batsman is incurring. If one needs to point a finger at someone or something, it has to be towards the massive cracks filling the Gabba pitch causing extremely uneven bounce, making it difficult for Pujara to predict the trajectory of the ball. The only explanation for Pujara getting hit this often is that he doesn't trust the bounce and hence is trying not to play with his bat. — MJ (@freehit_mj) January 19, 2021 Despite all the pain and the obvious jitters that come along with the strike that his body takes, Pujara has been a pillar of strength for the Men in Blue in the first two sessions of the final day. After 58 overs, his individual score read 43 off an 160 deliveries and is the anchor that’s holding Team India’s hopes of maybe even winning the series for the second consecutive time. Fans have acknowledged the brave cricketer’s contribution towards the team’s grind in keeping the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with themselves. Ah Pujara! How the HELL is he still standing??? #AUSvIND — Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) January 19, 2021So plan is Crystal clear. Pujara is standing like strong wall of Ambuja cement and other player will go for win if there is any chance to. #AUSvIND — Lalit Thakur (@lalitthakur41) January 19, 2021Always thought Pujara plays too slow.. but today this man fighting like a Tiger. Ball continuously hitting the body but #CheteshwarPujara standing like a solid wall. Playing for country. That determination in his eyes. Well done #Pujara. #AUSvIND — Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) January 19, 2021Pujara ️
Standing still. #AUSvsIND — Abhigyan (@o7gyan) January 19, 2021
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Australian Shouting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ & ‘Vande Mataram’ Has Indian Fans In Goosebumps

The 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy has become a lot more special for cricket fans from all over the world, especially after everything that has happened over the last four matches.
Players had to face numerous injuries and sledging, there were some friendly exchanges, others… not so friendly, but at the end of the day, enthusiasts are glad that Indian cricket is back after about a year of sabbatical no thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Look away, India fans #AUSvIND https://t.co/KIHgW6U2w2 pic.twitter.com/QN6IVSSW6K — Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) December 19, 2020 The fourth and final Test of the series at the Brisbane Cricket Ground has been disrupted by the weather a couple of times over the past five days. Play had to be stopped and players on both sides of the pitch were required to find their groove again and again after multiple breaks. However, the excitement of the rivalry between two giants like India and Australia is such that not even bad weather can hold back from having some fun moments in the middle. In a video shared by @ashutoshmisra70 on Twitter, an Australian spectator can be seen standing on the Gabba floor, shouting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram” at the top of his voice. @CricFansWorld @BCCI @HCICanberra @anirbanganguly @UttamKu84140085 @virendersehwag @bhogleharsha some extraordinary love for India at display at the Gabba this year. pic.twitter.com/lAoqTza3Cd — Dr Ashutosh Misra (@ashutoshmisra70) January 18, 2021 “some extraordinary love for India at display at the Gabba this year (sic),” he wrote in the caption. Looking at the ‘josh’ with which the Aussie was chanting the slogans, the fans of the Men in Blue expressed how they felt: Goosebumps!!! — arjun sankar (@arjunsankar) January 18, 2021SRK after listening an Aussie chanting 'Bharat mata ki jai' pic.twitter.com/0mI1zME8ml — Rahul (@rt_apolitical) January 18, 2021Love is the best weapon to win anyone in this world… We Indians know very well how to do this….
Jai Hind — Akhilesh (@Akhiles33657385) January 18, 2021The outcome of this series 🇦🇺🤝🇮🇳 — Vishal (@whovishalsingh) January 18, 2021this is amazing 🇦🇺🇮🇳 @virendersehwag @vikrantgupta73 @harbhajan_singh @bhogleharsha @BrettLee_58 @glennmcgrath11 @FoxCricket — Gurnam Singh (@Gurnamcricket) January 18, 2021Day 4 of the Gabba Test saw the Australian batting lineup stitch a 294-run second innings with the hopes of being able to all-out the Indian cricket team before the latter chases down the required 328 or exhaust the 100 overs to be delivered on the final day of the series. Having won the series back in 2018-19, India need to win or tie the series in order to retain the trophy and the title, whereas the hosts have no other option but to hustle a victory in Brisbane if they wish to bring the cup home. "I think you have got to give a lot of credit to India and the steely determination they showed through the course of yesterday afternoon and today. The resolve that they showed, Rishabh Pant was outstanding, Vihari and Ashwin were impenetrable. Full credit to them but it is one the Australians... that will hurt them I think," cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying after the heroic comeback Team India made at the end of the Sydney Test.
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5 Must-Have Vitamin C Skincare Products For Men With Uneven & Patchy Skin

Thanks to the pandemic, the many benefits of Vitamin C are now known to the world. It has become the ultimate nutrient to improve your immunity. But did you know that it’s also one of the best ingredients for your skin?
If you’re someone living in a tropical region, your skin needs this ingredient even more. Sun exposure causes a lot of damage to your skin and can also lead to faster ageing.  Indian skin generally has more melanin present. Melanin is the one thing that gives pigment to your skin. Melanin coupled with high levels of sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation and patchy skin.  If you’re tired of uneven skin tone and unwanted dark patches on your skin, Vitamin C is a must in your daily routine. Here are 5 Vitamin C products that you can try!  1. Vitamin C Face Pack Treat your skin for dullness, acne and sun damage with this gentle, all-natural face pack for men. The antioxidant-rich formula will heal and soothe your skin, while clearing all that dead skin from your face. This face pack for men will give you an instant glow and brighten up your face within seconds.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1077__ 2. Fatigue & Stress Repair Vitamin C Serum This Vitamin C formula is enriched with a lot more goodness. It has Vitamin E, Japanese Matcha, Moringa, Retinol and Niacinamides, that make sure sun and pollution damage does not get to your skin. Use this serum every night and you watch your skin de-stress and heal from within. With serums, it’s important to use them regularly in order to see an actual difference. So make sure you follow your routine religiously.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1014__ 3. Brightening Face Wash With Vitamin C Sun exposure can cause a lot of tanning, which looks pretty great at first but soon turns into a dull blot of skin. Try this facewash if you want your skin to revive that natural glow. It’s enriched with Vitamin C and Grapeseed Oil that work together to clear tan from your skin and reveal your natural complexion, without drying out your face.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1078__ 4. Detan Face Scrub With Vitamin C Occasional exfoliation is extremely important for your skin. It helps in deep-cleaning the pores and removing dead and damaged skin from the surface. The more exposed to sun your skin is, the better your skincare products need to be. This face scrub by Thyme Organic is formulated with Glycolic Acid, Apricot and Cocoa Butter. It will not only gently exfoliate but also moisturise your skin. __ECOMPRODUCT__1079__ 5. Face Pack With Kaolin Clay & Vitamin C This face pack is one of the best face packs for men with oily skin. It has active ingredients that are perfect for a day-end spa session for your skin. It has cleansing as well as soothing properties that treat the sun damage and clear the tanning and dullness from your face within minutes. Moreover, the Kaolin Clay is one of the best ingredients for oily skin types. Go ahead and try it out!  __ECOMPRODUCT__311__ The Bottomline These were some of the best Vitamin C products that will help your skin prevent and treat hyperpigmentation. Try out these products and watch your skin get softer, more radiant and healthier with time!  Explore More
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Tired Of Dangling Cables? Here Are The Best Bluetooth Earphones For Every Budget

It’s 2021 now and the era of wired headphones and earphones is over. 
Whether it’s because of the missing headphone jack or because of the never ending tangles, it’s about time you gave bluetooth earphones a shot. Trust us, they are much more comfortable, especially in the current scenario where we are all wearing masks on a daily basis.  Most people believe that wireless earphones are always way too expensive and completely unnecessary.  However, this is only a myth. Not all bluetooth earphones in India are expensive. Don’t believe us? Check out our list which has the best bluetooth earphones in India, for every budget!  1. Airdopes 402 True Wireless Earbuds These wireless earphones by Boat are actually pretty expensive. Lucky for you, you can get them at such a minimal price only at MensXP Shop. It’s a very rare offer and probably won’t last that long. Hurry up and get these powerful bluetooth earphones now!  __ECOMPRODUCT__1073__ 2. Airdopes 281 Bluetooth Truly Wireless Earbuds If you have a little more money to spare, these earphones are perfect for you. They are water resistant, have a strong power backup and are extremely comfortable on your ear. Whether it’s during a workout or during a household chore, these earphones will keep you entertained all through the day.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1074__ 3. TWS Gen Wireless Stereo EarbudNext, if you're into unique products, this one's a must try. These bluetooth earphones are not just earphones but earphones and speakers in one. The charging case comes with a unique stereo design that works as a speaker too. The sound quality is perfect and you get touch controls on the earphones too.  __ECOMPRODUCT__745__ 4. Urban Truly Wireless Earbuds With fast charging, 12-hr battery life and a water resistant design, it’s not really shocking that these earphones made it to this list. Moving over to the steeper price range, these earphones are not exactly affordable. However, if you want something more durable and something with more awesome features, these ones are surely worth the price.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1075__ 5. Alby True Wireless Earbuds Lastly, we have these super slick bluetooth earphones for you. If you’re not impressed by the minimal design yet, wait till you hear about the awesome features. Along with 15 hrs of playtime, it offers passive noise cancellation, effortless touch controls, voice assistance and a water resistant build. What more could we need! __ECOMPRODUCT__1076__ Final Thoughts If you didn’t like any of our picks, worry not, you can explore more options here. Free yourself from the annoying dangling cables and invest in one of the most comfortable pieces of technology. Trust us, you won’t regret it.  Explore More
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Neha Kakkar Issues Warning To Her Husband Rohanpreet Singh's Ex & It Is Totally Relatable

Neha Kakkar and her singer husband Rohanpreet Singh’s PDA on social media is widely adored by their fans. However, recently, the singer took to her Instagram account to issue a warning to her husband’s ex-girlfriend asking her not to call him. Confused? Well, don’t get us wrong. Basically, Neha recently shared a lip-sync video with Rohanpreet to his song Ex Calling, and in her caption, asked his ex to stay away from him. “#ExCalling? Acha?? Kar tu call phir bataati hoon (Really? Try calling him and I will show you what I am capable of)!!!! Hehehe.. @rohanpreetsingh I LOVE This song! #NehuPreet #ReelItFeelIt,” Neha shared the post on Instagram with this fun caption.  Rohanpreet tried to placate her in the comments. "Koi ni Koi ni Koi ni Gussa Ni Karna (Please don't get angry).. You Love This Song nd I Love YOU Ji!!" Check out the post here: View this post on Instagram Besides, last month, Neha and Rohanpreet appeared together on the popular reality comedy show, The Kapil Sharma Show, their first joint interview after the wedding. In that, Neha  revealed the story behind his single, Ex Calling, and said, “Kya hua, maine unfollow karwa diya. Inhone gaana bana liya (What happened is, I made him unfollow his ex-girlfriend, so he made a song about it).” In October last year, while announcing Ex Calling, Neha shared the cover art on Instagram and added an angry emoji in her caption. Rohanpreet swore that he was innocent and commented on the post, “Nehu I swear maine kuch ni kiya (I swear I did nothing).” Here’s how the two met
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Release Date Of Kangana Ranaut's 'Dhaakad' Is Finally Out & Fans Are Totally Excited

Kangana Ranaut’s fans can rejoice now as her much-awaited film, Dhaakad, a mega action-entertainer will have a theatrical release on October 1 this year. The Queen actor took to social media to announce the date along with a new poster.  Dhaakad’s new poster features Kangana in a fierce look. She plays Agent Agni in Dhaakad, which she said is ‘India’s first female led action thriller’. Sharing the poster on Twitter, Kangana wrote, “She is fearless and Fiery! She is Agent Agni India’s first female led action thriller, #Dhaakad releasing in theatres on 1st October 2021!@SohamRockstrEnt @DeepakMukut @RazyGhai @sohelmaklai @sohailmaklai @AsylumFilms @rampalarjun @divyadutta25 @writish @DhaakadTheMovie.” She is fearless and Fiery! She is Agent Agni
India’s first female led action thriller, #Dhaakad releasing in theatres on 1st October 2021!@SohamRockstrEnt @DeepakMukut @RazyGhai @sohelmaklai @sohailmaklai @AsylumFilms @rampalarjun @divyadutta25 @writish @DhaakadTheMovie pic.twitter.com/M4jmflfoV5 — Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 18, 2021 Dhaakad is India’s first high-octane spy thriller led by a female superstar and the movie also stars Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta among others in significant roles.  Kangana, who will play the role of Agent Agni in the film, recently flew to Bhopal to kickstart the shooting of the film and has got her fans super thrilled. To add to the excitement, the makers have revealed a new look today which features Kangana wielding a sword against the backdrop of gore. The actor looks fierce and promising in the avatar of a female action hero.   Here’s how people on Twitter reacted to the poster: All the best Kangana ji — Madhu Ranjan (@MadhuRa63210437) January 18, 2021 Good luck Mam — Shaira Rajput (@RajputShaira) January 18, 2021 Amazing poster !! — Ruchi Pandey (@Ruchi4Tweets) January 18, 2021 Amazing ! — 2021 (@Abhineet_) January 18, 2021 सुपर से भी सुपरहिट जाएगी क्योकि आपके साथ सारे रास्ट्रवादी लोग हैं आप खुद धाकड़ हो आयरन लेडी सच्चाई की बुलंद आबाज — LUCKY CHAUDHARY (@LuckyDeshwal07) January 18, 2021 Wow! Reminds me of Uma Thurman in Kill Bill! So impressed with you utter dedication as an actor. I hope I can see it on the big screen. Only if I take a jab of the vaccine by then, of course. Best of luck, woman. Keep doing what do best! #Dhaakad — AB (@arpitabhawal) January 18, 2021 Talking about the new poster, Kangana, in one of her interviews, said, “Dhaakad is India’s first female led high octane spy thriller and I am excited as this film is going to mark the beginning of a new era for Indian cinema. An action entertainer of this huge scale deserves a holiday weekend release and I can’t wait for the audience to meet Agent Agni on 1st October”. The makers have also roped in Tetsuo Nagata, an award winning cinematographer who has worked in major Hollywood action flicks. Dhaakad, touted to be a world class spy thriller, is directed by Razneesh Razy Ghai and produced by Deepak Mukut and Sohel Maklai. Presented by Soham Rockstar Entertainment Pvt Ltd in association with Kamal Mukut, Sohel Maklai Productions and Asylum films, the action-thriller is written by Chintan Gandhi and Rinish Ravindra. 
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Vishal Dadlani's Goa Home Looks Like A Cozy Little Paradise & We're Jealous We Can't Live There

Having a house in a place like Goa honestly seems like a dream come true, but it's a dream only a few can make a reality. The entire place has a chill vibe that seems like the most calming and peaceful place to live. The latest celebrity to actually own a house in Goa is none other than Vishal Dadlani, and what a home he has there! © Team Sun Estates © Team Sun Estates © Team Sun Estates © Team Sun Estates © Team Sun Estates Overall, the house actually feels like a home and has so much character, and being surrounded by Mangroves is just the cherry on top.

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Prime Video's 'Tandav' Only A 'Work Of Fiction', Says Sunil Grover Amid Ongoing Controversy

Sunil Grover, in one of his latest interviews, has said that Prime Video's now-controversial show Tandav is only a "work of fiction", and that it was shot before many of the incidents, shown in the series, had happened IRL. The most talked about show Tandav, a political drama starring Saif Ali Khan in the lead role, released on Prime Video recently, and has been at the centre of a controversy surrounding its content ever since its release. Sunil, who plays an enforcer named Gurpal Chauhan, said in an interview that because India is a democracy, people actively discuss politics. Asked about the show's stance on current affairs, he recently told Bollywood Hungama, "First of all, this is a work of fiction. Politics, of course, is always a topic of conversation in our country." He added, "The show was shot last year, so a lot of things in it hadn't happened yet in real life. But they happened later. We discuss politics at home, it's a part of our lives. Because we live in a democracy, people actively participate in discussions around politics, and they'll relate to the show." What's the controversy about? For the unversed, several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have raised issues against Tandav. One of them, Manoj Kotak, wrote to I&B minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday seeking a ban on the series for allegedly ridiculing Hindu deities. Manoj Kotak wrote, "It seems that the makers of Tandav have mocked Hindu gods and disrespected Hindu religious sentiments. I urge the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to ban Tandav for the meantime." Another party leader, Ram Kadam, on Sunday said that he has filed a complaint at Mumbai's Ghatkopar Police station. "Strict against should be taken against the actor, director and producer of the web series," Kadam said, according to ANI. An FIR has been registered against Amazon Prime's India head of original content Aparna Purohit in Lucknow, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra and another unnamed person, as per the reports. Meanwhile security for Saif has been beefed up at his residence in Mumbai.  Reportedly, the charges include promoting enmity between different religious groups, race, place of birth, making destruction, damage, or defilement of a place of worship or an object held sacred. The charges further entail forgery for the purpose of harming reputation, statements that could bring public mischief, intent to threaten the unity, integrity, security or sovereignty of India, and strike terror among sections of the people. What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree with Sunil Grover?
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Aparshakti Khurana's Sneakers Worth Rs 3K Have The Longest Toe Wrap That We've Seen Up Until Now

Aparshakti Khurana has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood with movies like Dangal, Stree Luka Chuppi etc. While his career graph is soaring, we also can't deny the fact that Apar has also been on the forefront, when it comes to fashion. Every time he is papped, he is seen acting on some killer pieces that never fail to catch our eyes. © Viral Bhayani There was a time when he was seen in a heavily distressed sweater by Alexander McQueen and then again, in a sweatshirt that had the price and security tags intact on it. Say, what may, Apar knows how to stand out with eclectic designs.
© Viral Bhayani As for his outfit, the bright red T-shirt by Neil Barrett with black joggers looks outstanding, despite being basic. That, paired with New York Yankees beige cap and oversized glasses by Carerra added a good amount of contrast to his look.
On the work front, Aparshakti would be seen in two main movies, including Kanpuriye and Helmet in 2021.
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Boy Opens 'Dil Tuta Aashiq Cafe' Post Break Up & Proves Only The Heart Is ‘Broke’ Not His Wallet

Almost all of us have dealt with heartbreak at one point or another, and how you deal with the pain of losing someone you love depends from person to person. Some would drink away their feelings, someone would start working on that revenge body, it's all very different for every person. For a guy from Dehradun, his breakup inspired him to open a business with a hilarious yet relatable name. After going through heartbreak during the lockdown, 21-year-old Divyanshu Batra was inspired to open up a tea joint called Dil Tuta Aashiq - Chai Wala. He chose the name Dil Tuta Aashiq as a way to bring a positive twist to something awful like a break-up and use his feelings for something good instead of mourning for long. View this post on Instagram The cafe is located at the GMS Road area of the capital and opened up just about a month ago. Apparently, it's attracting a lot of young people who are themselves dealing with heartache. Talking to Hindustan Times, he said, "I had a girlfriend from my high-school days with whom I broke-up last year as her parents were against us going together. After that, I was depressed for about six months and spent my time only by playing PUBG. Then one day, I thought it's enough and I will get out of this, and that's how the idea of this popped up." © HT It took some time for his father to come around to the idea of a cafe with such an unusual name but it finally happened. He said, "My mother was very supportive of the fact that I was going to start something of my own after the bad phase I went through but my father was not convinced with the name of the cafe. But one day, one of his friends who was unaware that the cafe is mine, praised the food and its ambiance. Then my dad got convinced that I am doing something productive."
It's not just a cafe but also a way for people to let go of everything they've been holding inside as Divyanshu himself helps all the people who come and share their stories with him. View this post on Instagram He said, "Everyone in their life goes through the same phase. Hence, I wanted them to come here and share their tales and the pain in their heart so that I can help them overcome this and move on. I am even succeeding in this as many are now coming by seeing the cafe's name and sharing their break-up stories with me." The concept is so unique and wholesome, he's already planned on opening more franchises of the cafe starting with one in Haridwar and then another one is Dehradun. 
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Angad Bedi Joins The 'Heeled Sneakers' League With A Pair Of Super Classy Airs

2020 made us sit at home and binge-watch shows and movies on OTT platforms since theatres were shut. Even though everything came to a standstill, thanks to some OTT stars, who were still able to keep the entertainment quotient high for us. While we were already well versed with a few actors, some of them made their debut and struck a chord with us. Angad Bedi was one such actor, who garnered our attention with Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and Inside Edge. © Instagram/Angad Bedi © Viral Bhayani By now, we all know that Angad certainly is a talented actor but for the uninitiated, he is also a big sneakerhead, who has been wearing some classy pair of sneakers. If we dig through his collection, we will definitely find it filled with several pairs of Nike shoes.
© Viral Bhayani Angad was recently seen at the Mumbai airport with his wife Neha Dhupia. We liked how they both colour co-ordinated their outfits, but despite that, what we focussed on were the sneakers that he was wearing.
Take a look at the pair here: © Nike Angad is wearing Nike Air Force 1 07 LV8 sneakers. The pair is a classy version and the style made its debut in 1982. The reworked pair came in 2018 with Chenille Swoosh sneaker update. The style has a triple-toned look and has a smooth, white leather upper. The underfoot is encapsulated with an Air sole unit and the rubber sole grants comfortable stride.
© Nike The outsole is what makes the pair look so edgy due to its heeled version. Not just Angad, but celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Sunny Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana etc. all were seen in dope pairs of heeled sneakers, several times and they all pulled it off, quite well.
One might presume the pair to cost a bomb but these aren't as expensive. They are for $139 which converts to Rs 10,000 approximately. Not so bad, for a pair so rad. © Viral Bhayani Taking a look at his outfit, we have to give Angad points for the way he has worn the oversized hoodie. The zany sunglasses and the black backpack also elevated his look. The joggers with bright side trims are sitting perfectly with his super classy Nike Airs.
We're glad that now even OTT stars are joining the heeled sneakers league. Keep'em coming, Angad.
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Rohit Sharma Pokes Fun At Steve Smith By Shadow Batting At The Crease On Day 4

The Australian cricket team had attracted plaudits after cutting India a sorry figure in the 1st Test. But, since that win at the Adelaide Oval, it has been a downslide for the hosts both on and off the field. Despite notable absences of key players including regular captain Virat Kohli, the Aussies were undone by a spirited Indian brigade which romped to an eight-wicket win in the 2nd Test. Then, the hosts came close to making it 2-1 in the series but the tourists fought back to snatch a draw out of what initially looked like certain defeat in Sydney. If their failure to snatch a win baffled home fans, Australia's frustration was visibly clear in their conduct in the 3rd Test. Tim Paine had attracted immense criticism for his unwarranted remarks to Ravichandran Ashwin. Steve Smith, too, had courted controversy after incriminating video evidence suggested he was deliberately removing the batting guard marks of Rishabh Pant at the crease on Day 5 of the 3rd Test. Tried all tricks including Steve Smith trying to remove Pant's batting guard marks from the crease. Par kuch kaam na aaya. Khaaya peeya kuch nahi, glass toda barana.
But I am so so proud of the effort of the Indian team today. Seena chonda ho gaya yaar. pic.twitter.com/IfttxRXHeM — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2021 While Smith himself denied any wrongdoing before claiming that he was just shadow batting to get an idea where the Aussie bowlers were bowling, he further garnered support from captain Paine and coach Justin Langer who quashed the cheating claims. Though the debate still rages on, Rohit Sharma gave the Australian batsman a taste of his own medicine. Rohit doing a Steve Smith @ImRo45#INDvsAUSTest
#IndiavsAustralia #AUSvsIND #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/W1t1GiyCLG — D s 45 (@imDs45) January 18, 2021 During the fourth day's play at the Gabba, Smith was batting alongside Cameron Green when a change of overs saw the players shuffling in the field. While other Indian players moved to their respective position, Rohit used it as an opportunity to shadow bat at the crease as Smith and Green watched from the other side. On the cricketing front, Smith and Green did stitch a crucial partnership of 73 runs for the fifth wicket but couldn't capitalise on their starts. While Smith couldn't go past 55, Green got dismissed for 37 runs. Soon after their dismissals, Australian batting like a pack of cards with Mohammed Siraj bagging his maiden fifer and playing a key role in restricting the hosts to 294 runs.
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GTA Style Game ‘Mumbai Gullies’ Made by an Indian Studio Is All Set To Release For PC Soon

We’ve all wanted a GTA-style game set in India and it seems like we will be finally getting our wishes true. ‘Mumbai Gullies’, an open-world game set in, well, Mumbai, is all set to launch for PC on Steam. Indian studio ‘GameEon Studios’ recently uploaded a trailer of the game that shows what we can expect from it.  © GameEon Studios From the trailer, we can see the city of Mumbai brought to life with prominent locations such as Dalal Street, haphazard traffic and sweet foot vendors. The trailer showcases the graphics of the game which look quite impressive considering this is an independent game. The trailer launched with the description “a game inspired by the amazing contrast of life of Mumbai city. A city where the landscape changes every few meters. At one glance you could see towering skyscrapers and on the other glance you could see miles long slums.”
At some point in the trailer, we see a red sedan, similar to what we see on the street of India, navigate itself from the chaotic traffic of Mumbai. Much like real life, the car comes very close to other vehicles and narrowly avoids collision; an experience many Indians have to go through in cities every day.  © GameEon Studios Not much else is known about the game apart from the fact that it is an open-world first player experience. There is a good chance the game might explore the fictional criminal world of Mumbai similar to themes of Grand Theft Auto. Of course, we don’t expect the game to be on the same scale as GTA however it’s quite reassuring to see Indian game developers like ‘GameEon Studios’ develop games that could one day be at par with International AAA titles. 
If you want to see what the game is all about, you can check out the above trailer that showcases ‘Mumbai Gullies’ in full swing. A release for the game has not been unveiled as of now however the trailer did suggest it will be launching soon.  In other news, FAU-G, a mobile game developed by Indian studio nCore games amassed over 4 million pre-registrations and is all set to launch on Republic Day. 
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Fans Slam Shane Warne For Insinuating Spot-Fixing Claims Against Indian Seamer T Natarajan

In what has turned out to be a remarkable tour, the Indian cricket team continues to go from strength to strength despite notable absence of key players in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia. "What we've witnessed in this series is something extraordinary."

"The resolve, fortitude and reserves of spirit displayed by these players has been inspiring."

A tribute to India, from Sunil Gavaskar #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/WUjW1ZPNN2 — 7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 17, 2021 Amid their growing injury list, Team India has been aided by youngsters who have stepped up for their side in dire situations. Mohammed Siraj showed great maturity when asked to lead the Indian bowling attack in the 4th Test. Washington Sundar surprised everyone with his resolve during a brilliant batting performance in the first innings. Similarly, Thangarasu Natarajan has been a revelation for India. Natarajan's story is a stuff dreams are made of. Feel delighted for the young man. pic.twitter.com/OMr4KNaoPt — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 15, 2021 The left-arm seamer, who shot to fame following his impressive outing during IPL 2020, was fast-tracked into the Indian side for the much-anticipated tour of Australia. And, he didn't disappoint. In the ongoing 4th Test, Natarajan was the pick of the bowlers for India in the first innings with figures of 3-78 including the prized-wicket of centurion Marnus Labuschagne. In the second innings, Siraj did hog the limelight for his five-wicket haul but Natarajan, despite no wicket to show for his efforts, did bowl brilliantly. While he continues to learn and adapt on the international stage, Natarajan courted criticism and a bit of controversy from Shane Warne. Shane Warne "Something that’s caught my eye when Natarajan was bowling. He’s bowled 7 no-balls & they’ve all been big ones. 5 of them have been off the first ball & they’re miles over. We’ve all bowled no-balls, but 5 of them off the 1st ball of an over is interesting" #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/DdBxp4jW1K — Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 18, 2021 The 29-year-old bowler bowled six no-balls in the first innings and then one during the fourth day's play. And, the fact that five of those no-balls came on the first delivery of his overs caught the Australian legend's attention. "Just something interesting that’s caught my eye when Natarajan was bowling, he's bowled seven no-balls in this match and they’ve all been big ones," Warne told Fox Cricket. "And five of them have been off the first ball — and they're miles over. I found that very odd. We’ve all bowled no-balls, but five of them off the first ball of an over, it's just interesting,” he added. Though the Australian bowling legend didn't directly say it, his remarks undeniably hinted that there was a possible case of spot-fixing - something that didn't go down well with cricket fans on social media. expecting Mark Waugh & Shane Warne to know a lot more about fixers than any of us or the current players . — SR3 (@sriniramadurai) January 18, 2021 Shane Warne back with his noob commentary? #AUSvIND — Jay (@bhavsarJ2_0) January 18, 2021 Good: Siraj's bouncer to Steve Smith
Bad: Warne saying there is something fishy about Natarajan's no balls.
Ridiculously good: Rishabh Pant singing - Spiderman, Spiderman , tuney churaya mere dil ka chain.#GoodBadRidiculous — Biswarup Ghatak (@BishOnTheRockz) January 18, 2021 So this cheater @ShaneWarne has the audacity of implying that @Natarajan_91 was trying to spot-fix!! I mean Warne huge fan of ur bowling prowess but don't shoot someone on air with no clue of what being sport means. Get ur ethics right! #AUSvsIND #INDvsAUS #INDvAUS — 🇮🇳pramil🇮🇳 (@DeeepFriedLife) January 18, 2021 I am utterly pissed off at @ShaneWarne for insinuating that not everything was right with T.Natarajan's no-balls. Really, Warne? You, the friend of Raj Kundra, you, the cheerleader for the team with sandpaper in their underwear? Give me a break. Shame on you. — Anand Kumar (@obelixtwit) January 18, 2021
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