Blogs

 

5 'Hatke' Roles Pankaj Tripathi Is Set To Play That Will Surely Boost His Fandom By Huge Margins

Pankaj Tripathi needs no introduction today. This man's talent sells tickets and has found a gazillion buyers, with filmmakers queuing up to rope in the actor in their projects. After years of struggle, now due to a happy turn of events, and with the wheel of fortune getting a move on, the 'Mirzapur' star has his hands full with great projects in the works. Lately, we have seen Pankaj Tripathi spell his magic on-screen and entertain us with great content, which only deepened our faith in him and his art. From 'Stree' to 'Luka Chhupi' we have loved every minute of his presence on-screen, because he delivers so much more than acting his part. © Twitter Pankaj adds layers of personality to the characters he plays and gives them a human touch which almost makes the viewers feel they have met the character or someone like him in real life. Apart from all that, there is something to be said about Pankaj and the kind of roles he plays. To call them mainstream or insignificant would be a mistake that can only arise from naivety. If there is one thing that must be kept in mind, it is that more screen-time does not equal to good roles when it comes to someone like Pankaj Tripathi. © Twitter Without taking up a lot of space, Pankaj has delivered some very fine performances which have a lot of substance in them.  While we can appreciate and admire his past works, here are 5 'hatke' roles that Pankaj Tripathi is set to play in upcoming Bollywood films, that will only increase his fandom manifold: 1. Super 30 Hrithik Roshan's much-anticipated movie based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar, also stars Pankaj in a significant role. Pankaj Tripathi will be seen essaying the role of Anand Kumar's arch-rival Devraj Jagan Safdarjung. © Twitter 2. Drive We saw Pankaj Tripathi pull off the portrayal of a cynical CRPF officer in 'Newton' which also earned him a lot of critical acclaim. Now, in this Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer thriller 'Drive', Pankaj Tripathi will be seen playing a uniform-clad cop. 3. '83 Based on the life of legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev and his claim to fame with 1983 World Cup win, the film will see Pankaj Tripathi essaying the role of the former manager of Indian cricket team PR Man Singh in the film and honestly, we can't wait to see Ranveer Singh and Pankaj Tripathi together on-screen! © Twitter 4. Kargil Girl Based on 'Kargil Girl' and Shaurya Chakra winning ace IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena and her adventures during the Kargil War, and starring Janhvi Kapoor in the lead role, Pankaj Tripathi will be seen essaying the role of Gunjan's father, an Army officer, in the film. 5. Angrezi Medium One of the most-awaited collaborations in the industry, Pankaj will be teaming up with Irrfan Khan for this one, and as per reports, he will apparently be playing a wheeler-dealer named Tony, who owns a travel agency and helps Irrfan and Radhika's on-screen characters to reach the UK.

Admin

Admin

 

ASUS Has Launched A Stunning Leather & Gold Laptop And We Want One Right Now

Computex 2019 is currently underway, which means it's time for us to check out some cool new hardware products.  After AMD's new chipset announcement, now ASUS has decided to turn up the heat with some kickass products. The company launched a ton of products today, however, it's new “Edition 30” ZenBook laptop is what caught our attention. So, ASUS is celebrating its 30-year-anniversary with this new special edition laptop called the ASUS ZenBook Edition 30. Before we talk a bit more about the product itself, let's just take a moment to appreciate how awesome the laptop looks - © YouTube ASUS The new ASUS ZenBook Edition 30, as you can see, sports a white leather lid cover and an 18-karat rose gold logo, which resembles Star Trek's Starfleet insignia, no? According to ASUS, every piece of leather used to make these laptops have been hand selected, and each panel cover is meticulously sewed by a master tailor. Yes, it sounds like overkill, but hey, it's a limited edition product. Internally, the ZenBook Edition 30 is powered by Intel's 8th Gen Core i7 processor coupled with up to 16GB of RAM and PCIe SSD storage. For graphics, the laptop uses Nvidia's GeForce MX250 discrete GPU. It sports a 13-inch display on the front with minimal bezels. With a 95-per cent screen-to-body ratio, ASUS says this is the world's smallest 13-inch laptop. ASUS is also making special accessories for this laptop. There's a pearl white mouse and a leather sleeve, both of which look equally good.  Sadly, ASUS won't tell us when the laptop will go on sale and for how much, so you can't really buy it just yet. Even once it's up for grabs, we're sure it's not going to be cheap.

Admin

Admin

 

6 Super Effective Hacks To Grow A Glorious Beard Faster

Growing your beard can be a tricky business. But who doesn't like a good beard? However, growing a beard can be a little tough. So here are hacks that'll help you grow your beard faster. 1. Exfoliation Is Key © Getty Images It's important to keep your face fresh and exfoliate to weed out the dry skin cells. Dead skin cells hinder hair growth. 2. Taking Care Of Dietary Needs © Getty Images It's important to have a balanced diet and drink at least 8 glasses of water. Apart from that, the hair is mainly made of protein, so consuming more of protein-based foods.  3. Exercising Helps © Getty Images Trust us. Exercising regularly makes your body fit also encourages hair growth which means your beard is going to grow faster. 4. Don't Fret Too Much © Getty Images Your beard just like your hair will take its own time to grow. You'll have to be patient. Nothing takes place overnight. 5. Beard Oils Are Vital © Getty Images Regular beard oils or essential oils like amla and eucalyptus help stimulate the much-needed boost for hair growth. Additionally, the beard after using beard oil is softer.  6. Face Massages © Getty Images A face massage encourages blood flow throughout the face and helps your beard grow faster in no time. 

Admin

Admin

 

Kit Harington Finding Out Jon Snow Kills Dany Is More Emotional Than Jon Actually Killing Dany

When your character has always been the good guy no matter what (even when you have to execute people who literally murdered you), finding out that you have to kill that one person you love has to be a hard and emotional thing.  Poor Kit Harington was so distraught, so much in disbelief when he learned that Jon Snow is the one who'll have to stop the 'mad queen' who is also his aunt and the person he loves. (He's also a Targaryen - not that it mattered - so incest is okay I guess) A new documentary called 'The Last Watch' which basically shows what was happening behind-the-scenes while the filming and production of Season 8 of 'Game of Thrones' was taking place is out. It shows all the actors preparing and shooting for the final season, and learning the ending and their character's fate.  The documentary also shows the table read for the final episode and well, Kit's real reaction to finding out Jon kills Dany and well, as expected, it's the same as our reaction to that scene. He's so emotional, almost crying, that people are calling it better than the actual final scene.  Look at it yourself. Poor Kit is having a proper existential crisis. And, compare to the episode. The best part is Emilia Clarke's reaction. How are her eyebrows like that? I mean, people aren't exaggerating that much. Kit looks like he went through so many emotions in just a few seconds. Obviously Sophie knew. The stages of Jon finding out he was the one to kill Dany.

Note: Kit Harington did not read his script ahead of time, so this is him finding out for real. Sophie Turner obviously did, because LOOK AT THAT KNOWING SMIRK. Sansa knows what's up. pic.twitter.com/sVjKUi9Ye6 — Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) May 27, 2019 I know, right? Watching Kit Harrington learn that Jon Snow is going to kill Dany is actually more emotional than watching Jon kill Dany pic.twitter.com/eWGoFDljP8 — Laura Hudson (@laura_hudson) May 27, 2019 The best series of images to ever exist. Kit Harrington's reaction to finding out that Jon kills Daenerys is everything #TheLastWatch pic.twitter.com/LuAEBaWj4t — Shar (@99thprecincts) May 27, 2019 This was us watching season 8 as well. game of thrones season 8 moodboard pic.twitter.com/5vTpg0lxCt — patricia (@heartfiIiaz) May 27, 2019 People are getting emotional. kit's reaction to finding out that jon kills daenerys literally has me in tears stop this immediately #thelastwatch pic.twitter.com/Yk82CNn9eG — Ù (@emiliacIarked) May 27, 2019 Very emotional. Seeing Kit Harrington's reaction to his final scene was heartbreaking #GameofThrones — Nerd Soup Aaron (@nerdsoupmonkey) May 27, 2019 Just look at him! First and last table read. Goes to show how the series went downhill. #EmiliaClarke #KitHarington pic.twitter.com/PDjy2A3hai — Irina Meller (@IrinaRatcu) May 27, 2019

Admin

Admin

 

Kartik Aaryan's Pink-Mint Retro White Trainers Pack Solid Performance Features & Cost Only Rs 8K

The thing that sets Kartik Aaryan's style game apart from everyone else, is the sheer relatability and cool quotient. He has been proving it time and time again with his woke sartorial choices, and he reminds us of it, every now and then. The latest instance was when he wore a pair of white trainers - a pair we think is one of the most playful pairs we have seen this year. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani © Hummel Kartik is wearing the Hummel Edmonton OG, a '90s inspired full-grain leather trainer that is a super-solid performance trainer. Featuring a moulded EVA midsole and a rubber outsole. It includes performance features, such as an internal stability shank and a shock-point EVA in the heel zone absorbing shocks to give you softer landings. © Hummel © Hummel The white and black Lycra details and red top aylets providing extra stability and a snug fit makes it a pair that is fashionable, as well as super functional. When it comes to how much it costs, it's surprisingly affordable considering its features. It costs 109 Euros, which when converted to Indian currency, comes close to around Rs 8400. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Coming to the rest of his outfit, we like the relaxed vibe that the versatile black and white aesthetic extends. When it comes to a sporty summer outfit, this one works like a charm. To more such woke fashion choices, Kartik!

Admin

Admin

 

Every Parent's Worst Nightmare Comes True As Students In 63 Gujarat Schools Fail In 10th Exams

We all have dreaded exams throughout our lives. Alright, at least most of us have dreaded examinations of any sort for a good part of our lives. But matters only got worse when we were in class 10th and 12th.  The kind of accumulative pressure (but mostly expectations) from peers, family, relatives, neighbours, to even the house help, milkman and sometimes, the school caretaker, amongst many others is something that most children at that 'tender' age are not able to handle. © Getty Images As if preparing and sitting for the examinations were not enough, we even had to deal with the nasty results that haunted us even in our dreams. (Don't tell us you haven't ever had one of those). However, while students (and parents) can deal with most kinds of mess related to our report cards, the one thing that was a plain red flag was getting an 'F', that is, failing.  Well, as you have already guessed from the headline of this article, this nightmare came true for hundreds of 10th class students in Gujarat yesterday. © Getty Images Out of the 8,22,823 students who appeared for the class 10th board examinations conducted by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) earlier in March, only 5,51,023 students have managed to clear the exams. If reports are to be believed, results show that not even a single student from close to 63 schools in the state have been able to clear the Secondary School Certificate examinations. The overall pass percentage came to 66.97 per cent, which was slightly lower than 67.5 per cent of last year. © Getty Images We can't even imagine what the students and their parents must be going through right now, but this also throws light on the harsh reality of the sad state of our education system in many parts of the country, which requires better and deeper intervention at the earliest.

Admin

Admin

 

The Final Episode Of 'Game Of Thrones' Is Officially The Lowest Rated & No One's Surprised

Everyone knows what a disappointment the final episode of the biggest and much-loved TV series was, but was it the worst episode ever? Apparently, yes. The entire eighth season of 'Game of Thrones' has obviously received all the hate that it can get for ruining the entire series by just giving us the most unsatisfying ending while basically abandoning so many story arcs. Yes, a lot of things happening didn't make sense and totally out of character and the last episode turned out to be the worst offender.  The finale now has a low rating of 4.4 out of 10 and this is a show that always had almost perfect rating earlier for all the episodes. Yep, fans are mad, and rightly so.  Before this season, the lowest rated episode was 'Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken' which I feel was mainly because of the last scene where Ramsay Bolton rapes Sansa Stark on their wedding night while making Theon - or Reek - watch. Comparing this to the finale, the season five episode still had an 8.1 rating.  While it's disappointing how the show went from being the best to the worst so quickly, it's really not surprising since no one has held back from expressing what they really thought of the last ever episode of Game of Thrones. The final two episodes of #GameofThrones are the lowest rated of the series: https://t.co/u2W9bSHLeL pic.twitter.com/Rk9Bml4Izj — El monstruo del cine (@godzineblog) May 21, 2019 Good point. Now everyone hates game of thrones, I have to laugh. We make things become objects of adoration for years to then drag them down to the lowest level in a matter of seconds, why do you all forget so fast about the good things it brought to you??? — ð¦ (@7thsenseus) May 22, 2019 But. Game of Thrones actors don't get a say in whether or not the show ended well. They're on the inside. They're seeing friends working hard onscreen and will defend them. I respect their opinion on the viewer outrage, but this IS the lowest ranked finale, and there's reason for it.. — Kyle (@standrkm) May 22, 2019 Peacefully. me going to sleep knowing that episode 6 is the lowest rated episode in game of thrones history pic.twitter.com/gPiq2b9OU3 — maia (@amidalastark) May 21, 2019 Another kinda valid point, I guess. i get that this last season has been underwhelming but y'all are CHILDISH for rating this last run of episodes so low. the previous lowest rated episode was an 8.1, for reference. come on now. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/tfsOuqW3hF — Jeff Zoldy (@jeffzoldy) May 20, 2019

Admin

Admin

 

Doordarshan Plans To Revamp Its Iconic Logo & People Can't Stop Dissing The Cringe-Worthy Options

Doordarshan - what is the first thing that comes to your mind as soon as you hear that one word? Out of nowhere, the signature tune of India's first television provider begins to play out, and the iconic 'eye' logo, always visible to the right of the screen, begins to materialise in our mind's eye. The kind of nostalgia the combination of these two simple elements of the channel are capable of inducing is something every millennial will be able to relate to. However, Doordarshan and its over half a century-old logo is now trying to salvage its withering spirit, by reinventing and revamping itself. To keep up with the demands of the changing times, and establish a strong youth connect, Prasar Bharati had announced a 'logo design contest' in 2017. They received close to 10,000 entries for the same, out of which five logos have been shortlisted. It will be good to recall that the iconic “eye” logo of Doordarshan was designed by Devashis Bhattacharyya and appeared on television screens for the very first time on April 1, 1976. As expected, the channel, as well as its logo, enjoys a lot of loyalty. © Twitter So when Prasar Bharati said in a statement that, "The new logo while recalling the strong nostalgia associated with the DD brand, should reflect the aspirations of new India," and now announced the shortlisted designs, they have received a lot of backlash from people on Twitter. Doordarshan Logo Contest - Here are the top 5 logo designs selected out of more than 10,000 entries. pic.twitter.com/qV8Ni2Zkj8 — Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) May 20, 2019 People still think the original logo is the 'best' and we agree. Best pic.twitter.com/wwfMJxqPya — Chowkidar à®à®¾à®¸à¯à®®à®¿à®à¯à®ªà®¿à®³à®¿à®©à¯à®à®°à¯ ð®ð³ (@cosmicblinker) May 21, 2019 Honestly, we are also disappointed at the selections. Fire the selection committee . This is worse than clipart! — Anusha Yadav (@anushayadav) May 21, 2019 People can't believe these really are the only “best” ones. Sach batao kitne entries aaye the? Kyunki apne desh ka talent pool itna kharab nahi ho sakta. — Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) May 21, 2019 Some people are even offended. Any junior artist in our graphic set up would have done better. Hate this competition business. Which self respecting professional will submit for a competition? Which is why this is the outcome. — | nisheeth sharan | (@nisheethsharan) May 21, 2019 People had better expectations. i guess the designer wants to seal the final nail in DD's coffin! Please pay a good designer and get the job done! All the logos were stolen from internet! — Giridhar (@cgiridhar) May 21, 2019 We can totally see where all the angst and disappointment is coming from. But what are your thoughts on this?

Admin

Admin

 

These 10 Upcoming Horror Movies Are So Scary, They Won't Let Anyone Sleep The Entire 2019

There are some freaks amidst us (me) who love the horror movie genre. So much so, we'd watch them alone if we have to. I don't really know what it is. I guess it's the thrill of feeling something other than sadness or joy while watching movies? That particular tingle when you're watching a horror film is irreplaceable and mostly it's just that and, of course, the special effects, CGIs, production and sound effects that make good horror. © warner bros. pictures Now, just like every year, we bring you a list of special horror movies you must watch this year too.  It's always good to delve into a better screenplay and visual effects once in a while, and this year promises to take us away from the usual 'haunted house ghost' series and use a bit more creativity in creating horror content.  So, gear up because 2019 promises to be a year of good horror and I hope you catch all of them whenever they release. Here's a list of horror films (Hollywood) releasing in 2019: (1) BrightBurn © Sony Pictures releasing James Gunn's production of a dark horror tale of a superhero boy, who lands from outer space just like Superman did. But, he decides to use his superpower for evil and not for the good of mankind. We can call him the anti-Superman child! Releases on: May 24 Watch the trailer here (2) Ma © Universal pictures Octavia Spencer stars in this psychological horror that'll send shivers down your spine, just by watching the trailer. Tate Taylor, a lonely woman allows young people to throw parties in her basement but later, they realise something is definitely not right about her and things start to, let's see, fall apart? Releases on: May 31 Watch the trailer here (3) Annabelle Comes Home © Warner Bros pictures The first 'Annabelle' movie wasn't that scary, the second one was maybe something you could watch with the lights off, sitting alone on your bed, but the third one looks godawful scary AF by the looks of the trailer. It's actually 'Conjuring' meets 'Annabelle' and this time, the doll's not gonna give up, I feel.  This movie is a directorial debut for Gary Dauberman, who actually wrote the screenplay for 'IT' Chapters 1& 2, 'The Nun' and 'Annabelle: Creation' and is now all set to direct his first horror flick, a popular franchise.  So, the story revolves around the 'Conjuring' protagonists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who've kept the doll in their room of horrors, never to be touched or brought back to life again. But things don't always have to be the way they are, do they? Releases on: July 5 Watch the trailer here (4) Midsommar © A24 This one is surely one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The movie is a folk horror focused on a young girl reluctantly joining her boyfriend for a trip to Sweden, to join a 9-day festival taking place there. The trailer looks a bit ambiguous but still terrifying. Definitely something different horror-wise to catch. Releases on: August 23 Watch the trailer here (5) IT: Chapter 2 © Warner bros pictures The second part of the Stephen King scary clown novel is back with an absolute bang and we can't wait to see what this one's about. Part two will probably see folks from the Losers Club head back to Derry when the red-haired Pennywise resurfaces to get them, once again. The first part was a great success, so let's hope this one's equally scary. Releases on: September 6 Watch the trailer here (6) Zombieland 2 : Double Tap © Sony Pictures releasing The first one released in 2009 and it was a great watch, funny yet focused on zombies mostly. Remember Bill Murrey? Yup the cast is great and so is the plot and we can't wait to witness a couple of Zombie movies lined up this year. Releases on: October 11 Trailer not out yet (7) Child's Play © United Artists releasing Although the scary doll movie has maintained its sequels pretty well, the new one isn't a part of that. In fact, the new 'Child's Play' is the remake of the original one and it seems as scary as the first one was. The movie definitely has some old-school slasher vibe. Can't wait to see this again. Releases on: TBD Watch the trailer here (8) Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark © Lionsgate With Guillermo Del Toro's screenplay, this movie is based on the Alvin Schwartz books and seems quite interesting. The story is about a young woman with a troubled tale, who decides to turn the horrors of her life into a book, which is later discovered by some teenagers who actually experience the book come alive, through her stories. The movie, of course, won't be an anthology but a well stitched together narrative instead. Releases on: TBD Watch the trailer here (9) The Dead Don't Die   © Focus Features To add some light humour to an intense horrific year, we have another comical (of sorts) Zombie movie, with an awesome cast. The movie is obviously about a small-town police department battle some zombies. Of course, it's like any other Zombie movie but the cast surely makes this better. With Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Rozie Perez and Iggy Pop, this movie looks damn promising. Releases on: July 12 Watch the trailer here (10) Crawl © Paramount Pictres A young woman who tries to save her father from a category 5 hurricane is trapped in her own basement, with a huge Alligator floating about, trying to kill her. This one's a new-age version of 'Jaws' and 'Lake Placid' all mixed into one and yes, it does look scary. Releases on: August 23 Watch the trailer here So, there you have it. Ten awesome horrors releasing this year. I am not sure how many will release in the hall here, but if and when they do, catch them to keep your love for the horror genre alive!

Admin

Admin

 

A Mobile Version Of 'League Of Legends' Is On Its Way & We Can't Wait To Enter The Battle Arena

The good folks over at Tencent Games have been working hard to bring some of the most popular games to mobile phones.  They first started off with PUBG Mobile, which turned out to be a staggering success. The company also worked with Activision to bring 'Call of Duty' to mobile phones. Now, if the new reports are anything to go by, then it looks like Tencent is working with its US unit Riot Games to develop a mobile version of 'League of Legends', the world's most popular game. That's right, it looks like you'll soon be able to play 'League of Legends' on your mobile phones, and it's a huge deal. © Riot Games According to Reuters, multiple sources have confirmed that the mobile version of 'League of Legends' is Tencent's next big project. In fact, the company is said to have been working on the game for over a year now. The sources noted that Riot Games had declined Tencent's proposal to make the mobile version of 'League of Legends' years ago, following which the developer made multiple similar offerings like 'Honour of Kings', 'Arena of Valor', etc.  The 'Honour of Kings', in case you don't know, was launched back in 2015 and became the world's highest grossing multiplayer online battle arena game. © Riot Games 'League of Legends' is nearly ten-years-old and is said to be the most popular title with a long history. “'League of Legends' is like the World Cup, whereas 'Honour of Kings' is just the Asia Cup,” one of the sources said. Right now, we're not entirely sure when this mobile version of the game will launch. However, it'll most likely bring in more Asian players, who're known to play more mobile games over desktop or console. Needless to say, it'll also pour in more revenue. 'League of Legends' brought in $1.4 billion in revenue last year, which is just insane. Source: Reuters

Admin

Admin

 

Dutee Chand Urges SC To Pass Law In Favour Of Same-Sex Marriage In An Exclusive Interview With MensXP

The LGBTQ community made a huge leap in their journey towards social recognition and equality in India and got an influential mascot in sprinter and Olympian, Dutee Chand, when she decided to come out and disclose being in a same-sex relationship with a girl from her hometown of Chaka Gopalpur in Odisha.  In an interview with The Indian Express, the national record holder in 100-m sprint said, "I have found someone who is my soulmate. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with. I have always supported the rights of those who want to be in a same-sex relationship. It is an individual person's choice.” This made Chand the first and only Indian athlete to reveal her homosexuality and gathered attention from all over the world including the famous American talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres:  She's the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. I'm so proud of her. https://t.co/auoyWY8yvk — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2019 We caught up with the fearless athlete and spoke about her decision to come out and become a beacon of hope for the rest of the members, especially of the sports fraternity, who are also involved in same-sex relationships but have not mustered enough courage to speak openly about it.  'Initially I was terrified of how people would react to my sexuality but now that it is out in the open, I find myself to be in a really happy place. The fact that big celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres have showed her support for my cause means a lot to me." © Reuters "Ever since I shared my struggle, all my friends and relatives, other than my eldest sister and parents, have been good to me. They said: “Dutee, this is your personal life and you have every right to live it however you want to. We will not interfere with it.” "Ours is a democratic State and people have the authority to live their life however they want to and with whoever they want to." "Times are also changing. Back in the day, rituals suggested that women were not allowed to marry a second time. They were supposed to spend the rest of their lives all alone, as widows had their husbands expired. Now, not only can women marry multiple times but they can do so without being judged, not by the people who matter, at least." "Whenever something new happens, it is always criticised at first." "As far as my career is concerned, I have shown my worth as an athlete time and again. I have passed all their tests and excelled in doing so. I have full faith in the Sports Authority of India and the Athletics Federation of India and know that my sexual preference will have no impact on my relationship with them." © Reuters "I liked her for a really long time and even she liked me but we did nothing about it until the Supreme Court passed Article 377. As soon as the judgement was passed, I went to the girl's parents and asked them if they were open to such a relationship. They said that she was their only daughter and they are willing to do whatever it is that keeps her happy." "It was only after her parents' blessings that I told the world about our relationship." "Just like the Supreme Court decrimilarised same-sex relationships last year, I urge the judicial system to allow same-sex marriage, it would be great for people like us." "I believe in the ritual of marriage and ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamt of getting married to someone that I love dearly and spend the rest of my life with them. If in the future, the Supreme Court does make same-sex marriage legal, I would forever be thankful to them." 

Admin

Admin

 

Ajay Devgn Takes A Hilarious Swing At Tabu With A Throwback Picture & We Wonder How She Will React

Ajay Devgn and Tabu have been thick of friends ever since they were in college. They share a great camaraderie and if you are lucky to see the two of them together, you would surely agree with our statement. They were recently promoting their new movie 'De De Pyaar De' and the two didn't leave a single chance to pull each other's leg.  Recently, Ajay took to Instagram to share a throwback picture of himself with Tabu, and it was the caption that stole the spotlight. In the picture, you can see Ajay dozing off and Tabu looking at the piece of the paper that he has.  We wonder why did Ajay doze off?  Just like us, Ajay too is clueless about it and his caption made the picture look more hilarious than it already is. Ajay wrote, "Still haven't figured if the reason to fall asleep was the puzzle or Tabu."  This throwback photo is from the sets of 'Vijaypath', which was Ajay Devgn and Tabu's first film together. We wonder how Tabu will react to this throwback photo and most importantly, the caption. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Tabu had said that if there is anyone she can count on, it's Ajay and that he is like a child and yet so protective.  Further sharing that the atmosphere on the sets is stress-free when Ajay is around, Tabu added that they share a unique relationship and harbour unconditional affection for each other. Check out the Instagram post here: View this post on Instagram Still haven't figured if the reason to fall asleep was the puzzle or Tabu ð¤ A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on May 21, 2019 at 4:40am PDT Talking about their recent release, 'De De Pyaar De', the movie is doing average business at the box office and has received a mixed response from the critics.  But, the audience is loving the humour in the drama flick and the positive word of mouth is helping the movie mint money at the ticket windows. Also, Ajay and Tabu's crackling chemistry has been appreciated by movie buffs.

Admin

Admin

 

OnePlus' New OxygenOS Features Are Ticking All The Millennial Must-Have Boxes

Over the last couple of years, OnePlus has managed to retain its growth and has been on a steady high, thanks to fast innovation and budget-friendly offerings for millennials. Among a number of things they did right, one of them was listening to the feedback and feature requests from their loyal OnePlus user community. Through various events, forums and Reddit sessions, the Shenzhen-based smartphone company first initiated a conversation on their existing operating system and worked towards the new OxygenOS. In a first, they have developed region-specific features on their OS. And considering that India is a big market for them, there are a number of India-specific features that were rolled out after their local R&D process in Hyderabad. These features aim to tick-off all the millennial must-haves in our smartphone. Below are a few best highlights of the India-specific and global features that users can experience with their new OxygenOS: Work-Life Balance   OnePlus Today our smartphones are more than just a phone. They turn into a laptop complete with our emails and excel spreadsheets as and when required. They are our entertainment zone, complete with music players, gaming apps and video streaming apps.  With such a diverse usage, it's important to categorise our apps and maintain a work-life balance that helps us switch off after that 9-5 job. And considering that's what the Indian users demanded, it says a lot about our struggle with maintaining a separate work life and personal life.  Thanks to the new work-life balance feature in OxygenOS, we can segregate our app notifications to 'work' and 'life' mode with a simple switch. All we need to do is activate the work mode from 9 to 5 pm and switch back to the 'life' mode for the much-needed daily detox. Cricket Scores with ESPNCricinfo   OnePlus We are a country obsessed with cricket, so it doesn't come as a shocker that most users wanted an easy-to-access cricket score box on their OnePlus shelf. The ESPNcricinfo is a go-to digital destination for all things cricket. With the World Cup around the corner, this new feature will help us access the scores of live and past matches along with the match schedules, all through a tap on our OnePlus shelf.  Fnatic Mode   OnePlus Next on the list was the ultimate gaming mode – a feature that ensures immersive and professional gaming experience. Fnatic is one of the most successful e-sport team in the world and now they've tied up with OnePlus, allowing users to enhance network and background performance for a better gaming experience. Zen Mode   OnePlus Smartphone addiction is a serious issue. Whether we are on a date, family dinner or hanging out with friends, we often tend to scroll through our smartphones out of sheer habit. To help us deal with this budding addiction, the OxygenOS features a Zen mode that helps you take a 20-minute break from your smartphone. It locks all your apps, letting you only make calls or take pictures.   And this is just the highlight; their other India-specific features include Caller Identification, Smart SMS app and OnePlus roaming that ensures you don't have to switch SIM cards while travelling abroad. Other global features that will roll out in the OnePlus 7 series include Screen Recorder that lets you record even if your phone's locked, plus there's a Screenshot editor and a Quick Reply for IM.  Are you excited for the new Oneplus OxygenOS update?

Admin

Admin

 

The First Reactions To Leonardo DiCaprio & Brad Pitt's 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Are Here

If you put three people like Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt together, you know you're going to get a damn good movie that will make everyone excited. And that was exactly the case since the time 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' was announced, and the first look of the upcoming movie was out. View this post on Instagram First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on Jun 27, 2018 at 6:00am PDT I remember how everyone went crazy over this picture a few months ago, and then the trailers just built up the anticipation even more.   Quentin Tarantino's ninth film was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival and has left all the lucky people who watched it, quite impressed. Some are even putting it up there with the classic 'Pulp Fiction'. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: Tarantino wasn't joking when he said this was the closest to PULP FICTION that he has come. He juggles a mosaic of characters and story-lines in this one, eventually stringing them together for a relentlessly playful and touching finale. #Cannes2019 — Jordan Ruimy @ Cannes (@mrRuimy) May 21, 2019 Who would've thunk? #OnceUponATimeInHollywood turns out to be Tarantino's most tender film. Who'd have thunk. #cannes2019 — Magdalena Miedl reicht's. (@mmiedl) May 21, 2019 Then, that's a good thing. I'm thinking #OnceUponATimeinHollywood is going to divide critics. Heck, I'm divided, and I'm just one critic. But I think the side of me that enjoyed it is going to win out. #Cannes2019 — Chris Knight (@ChrisKnightfilm) May 21, 2019 Sounds great. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood is a beautiful, brash rumination on the grime and beauty of Hollywood. It is a dirty, sensually realized feat, with many, many shots of dirty, sensualized feet.#QuentinTarantino #Cannes2019 — Jason Gorber - at #Cannes2019 (@filmfest_ca) May 21, 2019 It'll be interesting to watch. DiCaprio is pretty great, but Pitt is amazing. Not sure about the 'message' - if there is one - and definitely not the most quotable Tarantino. — Steven Tuffin (@Waanzinema) May 21, 2019 That sucks. It's a lot to get into but Tarantino has made his most specific, realistic and gentle film in #OnceUponATimeInHollywood. Really liked it, though there's a lot to get into with regard to its lack of female characters, Robbie has a surprisingly small role. #Cannes2019 — Andy Hazel (@AndyRickie) May 21, 2019 He looks so good here! #OnceUponATimeInHollywood: Quentin Tarantino wants to tell us a story about Hollywood life at the time of the Manson Family slayings of '69, and man, does he ever, going from awestruck to WTF. Brad Pitt the standout, his coolest role yet.  #Cannes2019 pic.twitter.com/WgJywDPW9i — Peter Howell (@peterhowellfilm) May 21, 2019 Can't wait to watch, tbh. I laughed. I gasped. I wondered: What would Roman Polanski think? I begrudgingly agreed not to tweet out spoilers. Tarantino delivers an ode to Hollywood's lost innocence, while cheekily suggesting it never had any to begin with. #OnceUponATimeinHollywood #Cannes2019 pic.twitter.com/DBgriD2Ihb — Chris Knight (@ChrisKnightfilm) May 21, 2019 Brad Pitt is getting a lot of love. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD is more languorous and luminous than anything Tarantino has done before. Radiant w/ affection for Los Angeles and the movies. Ambles and drags but pleasantly so. Pitt & DiCaprio are fabulous, Pitt especially. I could watch them drive around LA a lot. — Jake Coyle (@jakecoyleAP) May 21, 2019 And, so is Leo. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood is an odd one for Tarantino, but in a very good way. A pure love letter to cinema and the 1960s, with a career-best DiCaprio performance. #Cannes2019 — Max Borg (@IMDBorg) May 21, 2019

Admin

Admin

 

Ayodhya's Sita Ram Temple Hosts Iftar Feast Proving Humanity Is The Biggest Religion After All

Our society may be divided into many cultures and people who follow different religions, but the common thread lies in the belief that humanity is the biggest religion.   The holy month of Ramzan is going on right now and setting a beautiful example of communal harmony, the Shri Sita Ram temple in Ayodhya hosted an Iftar feast proving that the world is a better place when we have love in our heart.  Also, this is not the first time this happened, and the priest of the temple explained that they plan on continuing this tradition in the future as well. Ayodhya's Shri Sita Ram temple hosts Iftar

Read @ANI story | https://t.co/YYx8PpDVvk pic.twitter.com/xryYtXxuti — ANI Digital (@ani_digital) May 21, 2019 The picture went viral on social media for all the right reasons and left everyone in awe of this brotherhood. This is Hinduism.There is no boundary and no restrictions for anyone. https://t.co/voE48RmXB8 — Pankaj Pujari (@pankajpujari) May 21, 2019 This kind of cultural harmony brings colorful rainbow in our country, maybe this symbolise something for haters of unity. ð®ð³ðð https://t.co/Bxh7F6g8E4 — Ankur Lodhi Rajput (@AnkurLodhiRajp3) May 21, 2019 This is indiaaa ð®ð³â¤ https://t.co/nI12Xhlx5p — Mahi 彡 (@ImShanTanu29) May 21, 2019 Ayodhya has been a site of major political differences for a very long time, but the people there are proving that nothing can come in the way of love and peace. 

Admin

Admin

 

3 Solid Reasons Why Both Drogon & Ghost Deserve The 'Goodest Boi' Award Of Westeros

'Game of Thrones' is finally over, and no one is happy with Season 8 (what else is new?). However, now that it's over, we thought that it's finally time to hand out a very important award - the award for 'The Goodest Boi Of Westeros'.  There were many contenders in Season one, but by the end of Season eight, we saw a lot of eliminations. After a lot of deliberation, we have decided that it should go to our top two finalists - Drogon and Ghost.  Even though Ghost was leading with major sympathy votes post Jon's unceremonious 'petless' goodbye to him, Drogon caught up in the final episode, and how.  Here are 4 reasons why Drogon and Ghost both deserve the coveted award: 1. They are the only two animals to have fought multiple battles valiantly and survived. Ghost fought in the battle of Castle Black, and then against the Night King's army. He lost an ear, but that did not defeat his spirit. Drogon fought the Lannister army during the loot, the White Walker army beyond the wall, as well as the final battle against the Night King's army. He also was injured multiple times, but did not give up. (c) HBO (c) HBO 2. They always had their parents' back. Ghost always came to Jon's rescue whenever he needed him, and continued doing it till the end. Drogon did the same for Dany. Even though he deserted her to go away for a short adventure for some time, he was right there when his mother needed help inside the fighting pit. Both of them always shadowed their mom and dad, and never gave up, even in the face of grave danger. (c) HBO (c) HBO 3. Both are just very intelligent bois who did their best and refused to let go of their parents, even after their death. Ghost refused to leave Jon's corpse post his death and made sure he sat right next to him till he was revived by Melisandre. Drogon tried reviving his dead mother with his snout, before taking her with him as he flew away from King's Landing.  When Jon abandoned Ghost without petting him, one could see the sadness in his blood-red eyes, as he stood far away with his head drooping. Drogon, on the other hand, clearly was a perceptive creature who did not harm Jon, despite knowing he killed his mother. Instead, he burned down the Iron Throne as a final goodbye to his dead mother. (c) HBO (c) HBO All we can say is, both of them deserve this, and so much more. You boys are the best, and we shall always love you.

Admin

Admin

 

The Heartbreaking Twist Towards The End of 'GOT' Is Actually A Prophecy That Jon Has Fulfilled

Sadly, most theories and prophecies didn't work in 'Game of Thrones', as we saw a rather clustered final season, with a lot of loose ends, that did not even make sense. Even so, towards the bittersweet end, the fog finally settled and things played out as and how they had to.  But truly, if 'Game of Thrones' has taught us anything, it's how prophecies don't always come true even though they've been predicted by a reliable source. For instance, the infamous Valonqar prophecy, where Cersei was told by a fortune teller that her younger brother would eventually strangle her to death, didn't see the light of day. Although, all the other predictions Maggy the Frog had made, came true eventually. Cersei lost all her children but she died with Jaime when the Red Keep structure collapsed on them. (c)HBO Just like the Valonqar prophecy, the show emphasised a lot on the 'Prince That Was Promised' as well.  The prophecy entailed a reincarnated form of the folklore warrior Azor Ahai, who ended the long night and brought light into the world, again. Azor Ahai killed the White Walkers in the past, by forging a sword by the name of 'Lightbringer' and brought in an era of peace and tranquillity.  In a conversation with Ser Davos, Melisandre once stated: “There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world, In this dread hour, a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.” (c)HBO So, in all practicality, she was predicting Azor Ahai or the return of the 'Prince That Was Promised', to end the long night again. At first, we all concluded that Arya Stark could be the warrior reborn, as she was the one who killed the Night King in episode 3 of Season 8 but as the Season progressed, we saw the possibilities of that not being true.  (c)HBO The final twist towards the end of the show reveals that perhaps Jon Snow actually fulfilled the Azor Ahai prophecy and could clearly be the 'Prince That Was Promised.' Let's go back many years, shall we?  According to legend, when Azor Ahai became a warrior, he needed to forge a hero's sword to end the darkness. A sword that would burn bright, while being used on the enemy. He spent 30 days and 30 nights to create his 'Lightbringer'. But when he tempered his sword in water, it broke. He didn't give up that easy and started making it from scratch, again. This could metaphorically be seen as Jon gathering an army to defeat the Night King. Even though Arya killed the Night King, Jon assembled the resources to defeat him and his army. Coming back to Azor Ahai, the second time he tried to create the Lightbringer, he took fifty days and fifty nights to make the sword. To forge it properly, this time he tempered it by capturing a lion and driving the blade through his heart, but alas, the steel shattered again. (c)HBO Again, this could have a metaphorical angle as the lion here can refer to Cersei, the ruling queen, whose house sigil is indeed a lion. Even though Jon didn't kill Cersei, he did defeat her army and fought till the very end, till there were no Lannisters aka lions left in Kingslanding, except, of course, Tyrion. Again, getting back to Azor Ahai's third attempt to forge his sword, it wasn't too disappointing this time. He knew what he had to do to create the perfect blade. He worked straight for 100 days and 100 nights and finished it. This time though, he called his wife Nissa Nissa and asked her to bear her bosom. He drove the blade right through her heart, where the steel combined with her heart and her soul to create the ultimate sword the 'Lightbringer', the Red Sword of heroes, finally. The sword was as warm and lit as Nissa Nissa's heart. (c)HBO Now, going back and connecting the dots, Jon did something similar, for the greater good of the realm, to drive any evil away. He stabbed Dany right through her heart and protected the world from any darkness and fire, bringing in the light, so that the kingdoms could be ruled peacefully. Azor Ahai's prophecy also reads the following: “Once Azor Ahai fought a monster,  when he thrust his sword through the belly of the beast its blood began to boil. Smoke and steam poured from its mouth, its eyes melted and dribbled down its cheeks and its body burst into flame.” (c)HBO In this case, after Jon kills Dany, the monster refers to the Iron Throne, which Drogon, Dany's dragon burnt down to ashes, as it was a monster of sorts that drove Dany towards the depth of madness and didn't bring her back. So, all in all, you can see that Jon's personality is somehow very synonymous to who Azor Ahai actually was, as Jon too made the ultimate sacrifice. Even though he was the rightful heir to the throne, he gave that up to let Dany rule the world. But when he saw grave injustice and her act of violence towards the end, he ended her life, someone he deeply loved, to protect the realm and making a world a better place to live in. (c)HBO It might not be everything that was prophesied, but there are similarities that do match up to what Azor Ahai did years ago and Jon selflessly, almost did the same.  Well, we'll only know more once George RR Martin finishes his last two books, shedding some more 'light' on this prophecy.

Admin

Admin

 

8 Crazy World Cup Records Every Cricket Fan Needs To Know Ahead Of The 2019 ICC World Cup

Over the years, the world of cricket has enthralled fans with numerous competitions. From day-night Tests to the advent of T20 cricket, the sport continues to thrive with its continuous evolution to cater to the ever-increasing fan-following. But, amongst the multiple events that cricket has to offer, nothing comes close to the fanfare or popularity of the ICC World Cup. One of the highly-anticipated sporting events in the world, the quadrennial cricket event garners public interest and captures the imagination of enthusiasts like no other. Four years after the first-ever ODI match was played, the organisers blessed the cricket fans with the maiden World Cup that was held in England in 1975. Since then, there has been no turning back for this mega event. And, this year's tourney promises to be no different. © Reuters Slated to begin from 30th May, the twelfth edition of the ICC spectacle promises to be an exciting affair with the participating nations vying for cricket's biggest honour. The mother of all tournaments (as one might call it), this year's World Cup will witness 10 teams competing in a single group. Each team will play with the other nine sides once, and the top four at the end of the group stage will progress to the semifinals. With the World Cup just 10 days away, cricket fans have already begun pledging their allegiances to their favourite teams. From casual banter in the office to heated dinners at home, the World Cup is undoubtedly the hottest topic at the moment. But, as we count down the days for this year's ICC spectacle, here's a look at some crazy records that stand tall at the World Cup: Most Individual Runs  © Reuters No player has scored more runs at the Cricket World Cup than Sachin Tendulkar; or even come close for that matter. He scored 2,278 runs at the tournament – more than 500 more than his nearest rival – at an average of 56.95. His highest score at the World Cup came against Namibia in 2003 when he hit 152, but it was his runs in the 2011 World Cup which inspired India to glory. India will be hoping the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli can emulate the Little Master in England & Wales this year. Most Wickets  © Reuters Glenn McGrath lifted the coveted trophy three times and took more wickets than anyone else in the history of the tournament; it's fair to say that the Aussie great had a huge impact at the ICC World Cup. Between his debut at the tournament in 1996 and his final appearance in 2007, McGrath claimed 71 wickets in 39 games. He may have been nearing the end of his career, but his most prolific World Cup came in 2007 where he took 26 wickets - a tournament-best tally for most wickets at a single edition of the World Cup. Most Sixes  © Reuters There is no surprise to see the record for the most sixes slammed at a World Cup being shared by swashbuckling AB de Villiers and marauding Chris Gayle. Gayle hit 26 of these sixes in the last World Cup in 2015, most of which were scored in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe. With AB de Villiers announcing his retirement in 2018, it has provided Gayle with the opportunity to go past his South African counterpart in this year's World Cup. Most Wickets In Consecutive Balls  © Reuters Lasith Malinga could very well be playing his last World Cup this year, but, when he retires, the Sri Lankan great would surely be proud of his legacy at the mega event. Amongst his numerous records in international cricket, Malinga's devastating spell against South Africa at the 2007 World Cup remains one of our fondest memories of the right-arm seamer. One of the all-time classic World Cup matches, the clash between Sri Lanka and South Africa saw Malinga running through the Proteas batting order. Cruising to victory, the Proteas were just four runs away from beating the Lankans when Malinga set a new World Cup record with 4 wickets in 4 balls. While South Africa managed to hold their nerve and won the match, Malinga's fiery spell undoubtedly won hearts across the globe. Fastest Double Hundred  © Reuters West Indies opener Chris Gayle hit the fastest double century in World Cup history in their victory over Zimbabwe in 2015. Gayle went on to hit a total of 16 sixes in 147 balls before he was out for 215 off the last delivery of his side's innings. The stand of 372 with Marlon Samuels was also a record partnership for any ODI wicket. West Indies amassed 372-2 from their 50 overs, and went on to beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs (D/L). Highest Team Score  © Reuters At the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Australia produced a stunning performance to thrash Afghanistan in a record-breaking game. Glenn Maxwell smashed 88 from 45 balls to propel Australia to 417/6 - the highest team score at a World Cup. Other records tumbled, as Australia then went on to bowl Afghanistan out for just 142 in reply. The margin of victory was 275 runs – the highest ever recorded at a World Cup. Highest Successful Run-Chase  © Reuters Another classic World Cup encounter came to the fore when England locked horns with minnows Ireland at the 2011 World Cup. Kevin O'Brien hit the fastest century in Cricket World Cup history as Ireland pulled off an astonishing victory over England in Bangalore. His 113 off 63 balls helped Ireland recover from 111-5 to overhaul the target of 328 runs with five balls to spare, making this the highest successful run-chase ever at a World Cup. Most Title Wins  © Reuters Last, but surely not the least. Australia doesn't have a challenger when it comes to their rich history at the World Cup. In the 11 World Cups held so far, they have won the tournament on 5 occasions – including three consecutive wins between 1999-2007. They also hold the World Cup record for most match wins (62) and the highest win percentage of 75 per cent. Despite the recent controversy surrounding the reigning champions, they will go into this year's tournament with confidence in the knowledge that history is on their side.

Admin

Admin

 

Gurgaon Man Posts PUBG-Inspired Ad For A Flatmate & No True PUBG Fan Can Ignore The Offer

The PUBG craze made its way into this world one fine day, and our world ceased to exist as we knew it. All it took was one game, and we were left ensnared by the completely mind-blowing game that it is. However, recently, one Gurgaon dude took his PUBG fancy to new levels by scripting a PUBG-inspired advertisement looking for a potential flatmate in a posh Gurgaon locality.  True, we look at numerous factors before deciding to move into a few flat, more so if it's a flat where you will be living with four or five other strangers. (c) Facebook Not only did the facilities and the offer catch people's attention with this ad, but people were also thoroughly impressed with how the guy had incorporated elements of PUBG into the advertisement, making it an instant hit with the players. Posted on a FB group called 'Flat and Flatmates', the dude listed out a number of crucial details for a potential flatmate calling their home the 'Battleground' and stating that there are no restrictions (such as muting the audio) for anyone looking to move-in. (c) PUBG People, especially gamers and fans, have responded positively to the creative ad. People have even gone on to call it one of the best ads on the group. What an innovative way of exploring the PUBG fever. We'd sure want to check out the place. What about you?

Admin

Admin

 

Abhay Deol On Nepotism: 'If You Want To Criticize Bollywood, Look At Your Own Family First'

He is unfiltered, unapologetic, never shies away from putting forth his opinions and steers clear of the privilege that the 'Deol' tag offers him, particularly in his career. We are talking about none other than Abhay Deol here, the man who took his sweet time to carve a niche for himself in the industry, solely on his acting prowess.  While most actors were busy ensuring their box office scores kept soaring, we had Abhay on the other side, churning out meaningful stories with his power-packed performances. He is surely among the rare breed of sorted actors we have in the industry right now. Be it 'Dev D' or 'Aisha' or 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', Abhay has never failed to impress us with his brilliance in his craft.  If you have been missing watching him on the big screen, we have some good news for you. Abhay is coming back with his Netflix series 'Chopsticks' and a film titled 'Jungle Cry'. If you go by the trailers, you would have gotten an idea by now that something great is in store for you.  Before you see him on the big screen and on your laptop screens, MensXP got you the unfiltered version of Abhay Deol, as we got a chance to interact with him and talk about some rather controversial issues.  When we asked him if he has come to terms with the idea of his persona in the industry, which is known for being someone with rather strong opinions, Abhay said, "not sure what there is to come to terms with. Isn't that a good thing? As long as you don't force your opinions on others and are open to new ideas, there's no problem." If you have seen any of Abhay's films, you would know that he is known more for his choices of offbeat cinema. As a movie buff, I wanted to know what does he see in a script before giving a final nod to it. "Relatability, originality, context. I'm attracted to stories and characters that I can relate to, I look for originality even if it is a genre that has been done many times, and context, by which I mean where is it placed, how does it relate to that place, what is it saying about that place and why."  Abhay started way too early when we talk about content-based cinema. Now, Bollywood is completely changing and content has now become the king.  We have unconventional heroes like Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurrana taking the lead. The actor is proud of the change in the industry and said, "I think it's great! Technology has played a disruptive role all across the world and I was waiting for it to happen in our industry. When I was making non-conformist films, they got a release because coincidently the multiplex boom was happening. That came to an end, as there could only be a finite number of cinema halls we could have. With the digital era, that space is now limitless! The change in audience tastes has also happened because the generation that is going to the cinemas now was too young to be consumers when I was pushing hard for change. They've grown up exposed to world cinema/shows from a very young age and that explains their rejection of the old guard of Bollywood lately, and their embrace of more relatable actors, characters, and stories."  View this post on Instagram Basking in the light of the #wintersun. A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Dec 4, 2018 at 1:47am PST Abhay shocked everyone when he took on the who's who of Bollywood and slammed them for promoting racism through their fairness cream endorsements.  Talking about endorsements, it has become a clear shot formula for actors to be in the scene, even if they don't really stand by the product. I asked Abhay if he thinks that the concept of celebs endorsing such products blindly, should completely disappear from the scene. "Yes, I think celebs should not endorse brands that go against their principles. For example, if celebs who endorse fairness creams actually believe that fairer is better than darker, then that's fine. The thing is if they actually believed that, then they should find themselves to be inferior to fairer people as they themselves are dark in real life. And no matter how fair you are, as an Indian, you will always be dark in the context of the world. Then there are brands that pollute not just the body but also the environment, like all colas. On one level, all products are destructive to a degree, some more than others and I tend to side with the ones that cause the least damage because, after all, endorsements have become integral to an actor's career. Even the media plays its part, as endorsements are (often) their only source of revenue. We need to call out all players, not just the celebs to be 'fair'." Abhay said loud and clear.  Abhay has always been very transparent in his approach to everything that he strongly believes in. Has it ever happened that he was rejected because of his transparency? Turns out, "many times." Well, that's how it works for people who are very blunt and transparent.  So, what's next for him, "My next release is 'Chopsticks' which is the first Netflix Original film out of India. It goes live on its platform on the 31st of May," said Abhay. Are you excited for this one?  View this post on Instagram A stolen car sends a frantic Nirma to an Artist to take on a goat-loving gangster. Chopsticks premieres on 31 May, only on Netflix. @mipalkarofficial I LOVE your expression in this one ð! @netflix_in @viniyardfilms A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on May 14, 2019 at 9:35pm PDT If you think Abhay's journey has been a bed of roses because of the Deol tag, then you are wrong. His journey has been turbulent and he has had his own set of struggles. But what's more important is that he actually learnt from the things that held him from growing even more.  "Everyone goes through struggles, successes, and failures. It's part of life and I'm glad I've got to experience both, the highs and the lows. You cannot appreciate the highs unless you have gone through the lows. As I said, everyone goes through highs and lows but not everyone learns to appreciate both, as many people do not like the lows. This is why there's a whole industry selling you a pill for your 'depression' or 'sadness'. I am aware that I've to lead a privileged existence and I am grateful for it. I've done exactly what I've wanted to, lived my life authentically and there are not many people who can say that."  View this post on Instagram From the multi-talented @sinbadphgura This was taken at home, with only the natural source of light and no hair and make up. Come to think of it, that's how he always shoots with me! A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Jun 15, 2018 at 7:08am PDT The Deol tag eventually got me asking him about Nepotism that became a huge deal a while back. For the uninitiated, Nepotism is 'the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs'. I asked him if he relates to the word and does he think having relatives in the industry helps the person grow, or does one have to constantly prove their caliber? To which Abhay had a rather strong response, "It's both a privilege and a curse. If you look at the current crop of actors, 99% of them are from a film family, the 1% left over are proteges of those with influence. It's unfair to point to Bollywood alone and call out its nepotism. Don't you see it in politics and big business as well? Most people would not like to hear this, but nepotism is part of Indian culture. Where do you think cast, 'Jati' comes from? The son is born into a community and carries forward the work of his father while the women get married and become housewives. Most of the country still operates under this Brahmanical system, the very thing both Gautam Buddha and Mahavira rebelled against. So, if you want to criticize Bollywood for its nepotism, look at your own family and ask the question, 'am I willing to marry outside my cast?' or 'am I running my father's business?' or 'will I let my maid or driver sit at the dinner table with me and eat with me?' Because all of these questions, believe it or not, are linked to our unique brand of Nepotism."  View this post on Instagram All natural look, by the ethereal @aetheria_ #thephotographerisfarprettierthanthemodel. A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Aug 10, 2018 at 11:32pm PDT Well, that's quite an honest and a strong take on Nepotism. Why only blame Bollywood if it starts from your own home? 

Admin

Admin

 

Drogon's Reaction To Dany's Tragic Fate & How He Spared Jon Is Why We Respect The Mighty Dragon

This article contains heavy spoilers. Proceed with caution Even though a lot of us felt the 'Game of Thrones' finale didn't deliver apt justice to what we actually expected, it was definitely more closely-knit than most episodes in the final season. Mostly because it was the last episode and the writers tried their best to tie up as many loose ends as possible!  Daenerys' death at the hands of her lover-cum-nephew Jon Snow, although tragic, was already set in motion since the entire Azhor Ahai prophecy was talked about by the Red Woman aka Melissandre, earlier in the show. 'The Prince That Was Promised' did show up in the end and kill the love of his life, but more about that later. © HBO For now, let's focus on the Mother of Dragons' only surviving son Drogon, who saw his dead mother and made it visibly obvious that he was mighty upset.  After a conversation with Tyrion, who spoke against Dany being a fit queen, Jon went to find her. While entering the castle, Drogon stood in front of him, making sure no one else goes inside, being protective about his mother. When Jon got to Dany, she was standing near the throne, and we all knew what was going to happen.  The only time Jon would kiss his aunt was when he'd wish her a final goodbye. And he did. He kissed her and plunged a knife into her heart. Surely enough, Drogon got a sense of what was going on and saw his mother's lifeless body lying on the floor. © HBO Interestingly enough, when he (Drogon) found out his mother was dead, he didn't turn towards Jon and roast him on the spot. Instead, he turned towards the Iron Throne, the cause of everything, and melted it down with his fiery wrath.  Drogon did that because he always knew of Dany's obsession for acquiring the throne. And he also knew that her obsession got the better of her, when she burnt down thousands of men, women and children in order to sit on it. So, for Drogon, Jon was never her murderer but the Throne, which is why he let Jon live.  Having said that, Jon also happens to be a Targaryen and Drogon definitely recognised that, especially in Season 7, when he let Jon touch him and season 8, when Rhaegal let Jon ride him. Only a true Targaryen can probably tame a dragon and hence, a dragon would never burn down a Targaryen, with the simple rule of blood and fire. © HBO Now, coming to the matter of where Drogon took Dany's body and flew away. Remember in the later part of the episode, when the first of its kind Small Council Meeting takes place? Bran asks about the whereabouts of Drogon and it's revealed that he was last seen flying East from King's Landing. Well, the only probable place East of King's Landing is Valyria and that's probably where he's taken Dany too.  Valyria is an old Targaryen dynasty, which was home to all the Targaryens and their dragons. Also, when Drogon went missing in Season 5, he was spotted by Tyrion and Jorah, when they were passing through Valyria. Of course, Drogon knew where home was and he took Dany there in all probability to lay her body. © HBO Also, in the Season one finale, before Dany acquires her many titles, she originally referred to herself as "Daenerys Stormborn, of the House Targaryen, of the blood of Old Valyria."  She specifically names Old Valyria knowing that's where her family and her ancestors are from and that's her real home, which gave her end, when Drogon flies her away, probably back to Valyria, an absolute poetic justice!

Admin

Admin

 

Air Hostess Giving Iftar Food To Fasting Passenger Who Just Asked For Water Is The Real India

If I was asked to explain the phrase, "actions speak louder than words", I would probably give the example of the heartwarming gesture of Manjula, an air hostess with Air India Alliance, towards Rifat Jawaid, a passenger in her flight.  © flickr Rifat, a journalist by profession, was travelling from Gorakhpur to Delhi and was observing his Ramzan fast. The Iftar time was nearing while he was on-board. Since he was starving and fasting, he walked up to the cabin crew and asked for a bottle of water. We all know how small the water bottles on a flight are, and since he was starving and thirsty given that he had consumed nothing all through the day, he asked for another bottle saying, "can I please have one more bottle since I am fasting?" On my way back to Delhi in @airindiain Alliance from Gorakhpur: Iftar time was nearing so I walked up to cabin crew member Manjula, asked for some water. She gave me a small bottle. I asked, “can I pls have 1 more bottle since I'm fasting?”
Manjula replied, “why did you... pic.twitter.com/QaMoAR5CqC — Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) May 18, 2019 The air hostess immediately replied, "Why did you leave your seat? You please return to your seat." A few minutes later, she returned with a tray full of Iftar food and said, "please don't hesitate to ask for more."  Rifat mentioned in his tweets that although the food was more than sufficient for him, what was more satisfying was her heartwarming gesture.  ..leave your seat?You pls return to your seat.” Minutes later she arrived with two sandwiches and said, “please don't hesitate to ask for more.”
Of course I didn't need more. They were more than adequate for me. What was the most satisfying was Manjula's heartwarming gesture. pic.twitter.com/DeXhvMnxwJ — Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) May 18, 2019 Manjula didn't move mountains, she didn't do something unimaginable, some might even say that she did her job. But, what she did is truly commendable and her kind gesture touched Rifat's heart and that of all those who read his post on Twitter.  India Ka Soul Yahi Hai :) Hum Sab Ek Hai Bas Kuch Log Humko Baantke Rakhna Chahte but India Lives On Bcoz We Are One Dil Se !!! — Mohammed Azeem Uddin (@princeeazeem) May 19, 2019 May Allah keep this sprit intact in my India. — M Perwez Ahmad (@MPerwezAhmad2) May 18, 2019 That's has nothing to do with airline that was has to do with Indian culture which is still in our blood very much worrying some time with the idea of new India ð®ð³ GOD protect this nation from new India evil ð¦¹‍âï¸ — kmuazer (@shahidmuaz55) May 19, 2019 Air India has always been like that. It's staffed by common folks who have a immense sense of warmth and hospitality. Most important they have always been the airline with empathy. Way to go @airindian — Tandav (@pushkarbhat) May 19, 2019 There are plenty of good people still exist in the world — Apolitical_Mango (ð¯ % Followð) (@somebodys_meh) May 18, 2019 this is real indiaï¸ð®ð³ — osama ahmed (@i_m_osama) May 18, 2019 This is India, I know! What we see now everywhere is fabricated ! God bless India! — Sriram Krishnaswamy (@cheeku75) May 19, 2019

Admin

Admin

 

Kapil Sharma Named Most-Viewed Indian Comedian & These 4 Reasons Prove Why He Totally Deserves It

It has been over a decade since Kapil Sharma first set foot in our living rooms with the 'Great Indian Laughter Challenge'. All of a sudden, Kapil began changing how we viewed entertainment, one set at a time. The show might have given India its comedy king, but it was what Kapil did with his talent and popularity that deserves appreciation. After participating and winning multiple comedy shows, Kapil brought 'The Kapil Sharma Show' into existence in 2013. © Twitter People lapped up the content Kapil had to offer and kept coming back for more. The comedy star never failed to strike a chord with his audience and tickle their funny bones, and that earned him an insane fan following throughout the country. Recently, Sony channel took to their Twitter account to announce that Kapil Sharma has been named as one of the most viewed stand-up comedians in India, by World Book of Records London. He was also given this recognition for actively promoting animal rights in India, and fans cannot stop congratulating the man for it. It's a proud moment for all of us. We congratulate the King Of Comedy @kapilsharma for being recognised as one of the most viewed stand-up comedians in India and abroad and promoting animal rights by World Book Of Records. #TheKapilSharmaShow @001danishkhan @KapilSharmaK9 pic.twitter.com/shElmVvqih — Sony TV (@SonyTV) May 17, 2019 After a rough patch in his personal and professional life, that lasted over two years, Kapil Sharma finally made a comeback at the end of 2018 with 'The Kapil Sharma Show' on Sony.  The show has been topping all the TRP charts on the channel and the reasons are pretty obvious: 1. India Loves Its Celebs & Masala Celebrity Insights © Twitter Apart from the kind of humour Kapil adds to the show, what makes this show all the more popular and interesting week after week, is the influx of big names from the entertainment industry. We Indians take our celebs very seriously and love anything and everything to do with them. And the good news is, Kapil brings out the best and worst scoop on celebs on his show, and people love that! 2. Senseless Humour © Twitter We say 'senseless' because that is what it is. No one is required to pick their brain cells to laugh at Kapil's jokes. Though it's true that most of the jokes ride on stereotypes and sexism has been a running trope on the show, guess what? When it comes to entertainment, people don't really give a shit. 3. The Concept Remains Golden © Twitter What caught people's attention and love in the very first go was the show's fresh mix of sketch comedy and celebrity talk show format, which then became India's own take on American late-night shows. To this day, it remains Kapil's biggest USP that he manages to pull it all off so well. 4. People Get (Un)Really-Real © Twitter However, the best reason why people have come to love the show and, in turn, Kapil, is because how (un)really-real people get on the show and yet, amidst all the fun and laughter, we end up enjoying that hour of entertainment at the end of a busy day.

Admin

Admin