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‘Girls Talk With Boys On Mobiles & Run Away’ Says UP Women’s Commission President, Gets Trolled

In a statement that would make any sane person doubt if we’re living in the 21st century, the president of the Uttar Pradesh Women’s Commission made a statement, saying that girls who talk with boys using their cell phones, later run away with them. © ANI As if that statement wasn’t incendiary enough, Meen Kumari, the president went on to say that the mother of the girl is responsible for this, because of her “negligence.” FYI, she was elected as a member of the district panchayat, twice, before she took up this position.
BIZARRE comment by Meena Kumari, a member of the UP Women Commission.

“Girls should not be given mobile phones. They talk to boys and later elope with them.”@NCWIndia @sharmarekha ji, do you approve of this statement? pic.twitter.com/HrSICrGL0l — Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) June 10, 2021 Uttar Pradesh isn’t exactly known for its stellar reputation for women and their safety. One can’t help but wonder why exactly. But if this is the sentiment that the state’s Women’s Commission and its members have, one doesn’t need to think too much, as to why women feel particularly unsafe in the state. © BCCL While speaking to the press while presiding over a meet-up where the commission was listening to complaints from several women in Aligarh, the president made an appeal to the parents, that they shouldn’t allow the girls in their family to have mobile phones.
© iStock And if they do allow them for some reason, then the parents should constantly keep an eye on the girls, and periodically check their phones.
Later, when she was trying to clarify her remarks, she claimed that girls from villages don’t know “how to use phones in the right way.” She also commented on how smartphones are used to consume inappropriate content. © iStock Do keep in mind, that all this was in response to a question about a sharp rise in alleged rape, molestation and harassment cases in the area. 
This obviously did not go down well with the people present at the meet-up, as well as on Twitter. Me to Meena Kumari ji pic.twitter.com/cWiwsTY1sP — 𝓢𝓱𝔀𝓮𝓽𝓱𝓪 (@shwetha0811) June 10, 2021Bizarre Logic
Mobile phone nahi thaa tab Meena Kumari Rajkumar ke saath bhaag gai
Pakiza dekhi nahi kya — Nandini Idnani🇮🇳 (@idnani_nandini) June 10, 2021Really mothers responsible h baccho k bigdne k lie.sick mentality 🤦‍♀️ — Shivani Arora (@shivani100000) June 10, 2021काकी pic.twitter.com/GTWTdfA7te — Sujeet tiwari (@Sujeet958) June 10, 2021Aise to love marriage khatre mein pad jayega... — Omkaaar (@Omkaaar92) June 10, 2021She has lost senses. If phone is not allowed for the girls then first take them away from boys. Equality is a fundamental right. — Shivay (@shiv24ani) June 10, 2021I guess govt should reduce retirement age to max 40yrs ...either we should get used to such silly statements — Sanitiser (@Tirthsi38148566) June 10, 2021Is this lady in her sane state of mind?? Ya man just blame mother, phones etc. My god it's just absurd.
Lady WCM resign from your post, people like you are reason for women oppression.
So when mobile was absent, girls did not elope? Girls did not elope who had no mom?
Absurd... — Smita mahesh 🇮🇳 (@smita_mahesh) June 10, 2021 pic.twitter.com/EbEturq3j6 — Vineeth Sastry (@VineethSastry) June 10, 2021Is she high on drugs or something?? Who makes such idiots members of a women's commission? — logically indian (@RayDurba) June 10, 2021Say what you will about politicians, especially the ones from UP, they do know how to stay relevant in the news. And, about keeping us entertained.
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Eagle-Eyed Viewer Spots A Massive Easter Egg In Loki Ep 1 That Could Change ‘Avengers: Endgame’

People who have seen the first episode of Marvel’s latest mini-series, Loki, or who are aware of the Time Variants Authority, or TVA, will know what happens to people who break their respective timelines.
© Marvel Studios For those who haven’t seen the show, people who change the course of time because of their actions, are called Variants. Remember, Loki stealing the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame? Well, he changed the course of time, and thus became a variant.
© Marvel Studios Now, an eagle-eyed viewer took to Twitter, and shared a very interesting observation. When Loki was trying to escape the TVA, and was seen playing with the time-teleportation device, a few characters appear on the screen, and walk right off.
#loki spoilers
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PEGGY ? PEGGY CARTER ? pic.twitter.com/1gvugWOBQd — beth (@vaneIIoki) June 9, 2021 A majority of the people who have seen the show, and who have followed the messed up timelines in Marvel very closely, believe it to be Peggy Carter.
© Marvel Studios If you’re planning to scrub through the timeline to look for that particular scene, we will save you the trouble. You should be looking around the 34:00 minute mark.
Now, there are a couple of theories, why it may indeed be Peggy Carter. Peggy was never supposed to end up with Steve Rogers. Going by what happened at the end of Endgame, Rogers & Carter, both become variants. © Marvel Studios If this is indeed true, then Rogers’ timeline may be up for a reset, which means, that there is a possibility, albeit a very slight one that Steve Rogers returns as Captain America.
Not everyone agrees with this theory, but hey, this is a pretty plausible one as far as fan theories go.  The response to the user’s tweet, were equally interesting. THIS WAS THE ENDGAME PEGGY WAS MEANT TO HAVE. NOT WITH STEVE. pic.twitter.com/MNFgfpjkNM — beth (@vaneIIoki) June 9, 2021It is her,by the way she walks and bye her hairstyle she is always walking with but it's weird that it takes place in 2012 and Peggy was born before WW2 so she like 70-100 so yes but most likely no — Jojo's bizarre adventure (@tonkarex) June 9, 2021 Funny, but what if it were true? It is her,by the way she walks and bye her hairstyle she is always walking with but it's weird that it takes place in 2012 and Peggy was born before WW2 so she like 70-100 so yes but most likely no — Jojo's bizarre adventure (@tonkarex) June 9, 2021If this is https://t.co/tne3OsVycR means Peggy could show up in another mcu movie. — Jason Logan (@JasonLo9718098) June 9, 2021 A different reality, but interesting nonetheless. peggy teaming up with loki yes pls pic.twitter.com/K8t911T7pQ — eggie FREE PEGGY!! (@whatifpeggy) June 9, 2021Say what you will, but Loki is already shaping up to be a heck of a mini-series. No wonder that Marvel fans are going crazy over how the makers are completely decimating what we think we know.
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OnePlus Nord CE Is Official & Here Is Everything To Know About The Budget Smartphone

OnePlus has finally made the Nord (Core Edition) official and has launched the device in India starting at Rs 22,999. The new smartphone is the second iteration of the Nord lineup by the company and will be available to purchase in India from 16th June 2021 from Amazon and OnePlus' official wesbite.  © OnePlus_Twitter The new budget offering comes with a polycarbonate body and this time around it even comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. 
The smartphone also has a triple camera setup at the back with the primary lens being a 64MP sensor. The primary camera has been coupled with an ultra-wide sensor that has a field of view of 119-degrees and a mono lens.  The smartphone also supports Nightscape photography for low-light imaging purposes. The OnePlus Nord CE comes with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display that has a refresh rate of 90Hz and an in-display fingerprint sensor.  © OnePlus_Twitter Under the hood, the OnePlus Nord CE is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 750G chipset and comes with up to 12GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Nord CE is available in configurations up to 256GB. 
The OnePlus Nord CE has a 4,500 mAh battery that can be fast-charged using the WarpCharge 30T charger. In terms of connectivity, the Nord CE also supports 5G, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC.  © OnePlus_Twitter In terms of software, the OnePlus Nord CE comes with Oxygen OS 11 out of the box and comes with all of the main features from its flagship devices such as Zen Mode, always-on display, and new optimisations. 
OnePlus will also be offering two years of software updates and three years of security updates as well. Finally, the Nord CE will be available in three colour variants i.e. Blue Void, Charcoal Ink and Silver Ray.   For full prices and different variants, check out the full pricing table below:  Nord CE India Pricing  6GB + 128GB : Rs 22,999 (Charcoal Ink) 8GB + 128GB: Rs 24,999 (Blue Void, Charcoal Ink) 12GB + 256GB: Rs 27,999 (Blue Void, Charcoal Ink and Silver Ray)
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Shaan Once Didn’t Recognise Honey Singh Because 'He'd Gained Weight', Leaving The Rapper Upset

Singer Shaan has impressed us with his extraordinary singing skills for over a decade now.   Some of his iconic music compositions include Dus Bahane, Ladki Kyun, Chand Sifarish and several other humble songs including the legendary Tanha Dil.  Shaan has often been vocal about the kind of music that's made in today's time. In a recent video, he had a take on Yo Yo Honey Singh as well. The singer went onto admit that when he met Honey, he praised Shaan's music, but the latter was unable to recognise him as 'he'd gained a lot of weight.'  © Instagram/Shaan © Instagram/Shaan He also revealed that the rapper came to him full of admiration and said, "Shaan sir, I've been following you...' I said 'thank you'." 
However, Shaan didn't recognise him, and when he did, he went to him and admitted that he forgot who he was, which made Honey a little upset.  "I felt like such an idiot. Why did I have to go back and tell him that I didn't recognise him?," Shaan added.
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Yuvraj's Take On Dhoni Getting Captaincy Ahead Of Him Sparks War Of Words Among Fans

Yuvraj Singh said he expected to be given the charge of Team India for the inaugural World T20 in South Africa but MS Dhoni a relative newcomer to the international circuit -- was preferred to him. Reacting to the decision, Yuvraj Singh said he respected the selectors' call like any perfect team man would and focused on helping the team in whatever manner he could.  “So, basically, India had lost the 50-over World Cup, right? I mean there was quite a turmoil in Indian cricket and then there was a two-month tour of England and there was also a month tour in between with South Africa and Ireland. And then there was a month of T20 World Cup so there were like four months away from home," Yuvraj said on the 22 Yarns podcast. “So probably the seniors thought that they needed a break and obviously, nobody took the T20 World Cup seriously. I was expecting to captain India in the T20 World Cup and then it was announced MS Dhoni will be the captain. © Reuters “Yes, obviously, whoever becomes captain you got to support that guy whether it was Rahul, whether it was [Sourav] Ganguly, whoever in the future, end of the day you want to be a team man and that’s how I was,” Yuvraj added.
Throughout their playing careers, Yuvraj and Dhoni were involved in numerous match-defining partnerships, giving Indian fans countless memories to cherish. However, questions have been raised over their camaraderie -- especially after Yuvraj's father Yograj Singh had alleged that Dhoni and Virat Kohli 'backstabbed' his son. Yograj, in the same interview, had even rounded up the then selectors for betraying his son. © Reuters “Along with these two (Dhoni and Kohli), I would say that even the selectors betrayed him. I had met Ravi recently. He asked me for a photograph. I called him and pointed out that all great players should get a send-off based on their performances,” Yograj had alleged in an interview with News24.
Known for having not-so-friendly thoughts about Dhoni, Yograj misses no chance of pulling the former India skipper down. In 2019, while urging Ambati Rayudu to come out of retirement, Yograj had said: "Rayudu, my son you took the decision in haste. Come out of retirement and show them what you are capable of. People like MS Dhoni will not remain forever, filth like these will not remain forever" . WTF?
Is MS Dhoni responsible for Raydu's exit or retirement?
What Dhoni done wrong with him??

This man is always embarassing his son Yuvraj Singh who always admire Dhoni.

Shame on you Yograj Singh. pic.twitter.com/NlshYiXubO — Piyush (@Piyushraj619) July 9, 2019Many people says that it was bcoz of yuvraj Singh's performance in tournament we won ICC World Cup 2011( I agree) but no one says that it was due to yuvraj singh's slow knock in ICC T20 World Cup final 2014 against Sri Lanka, we lost T20 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/dag38kK7nA — Ajaysinh Solanki 🇮🇳 (@ajaysinh4msd) June 10, 2021But yuvi performed like a leader in that wc
That's more important — 🇮🇳KING KOHLI WEARS MASK (@Doc_Cricketer) June 10, 2021I don't care about 100 experts or Players

For me Yuvi > Dhoni
Bcoz i hate dhoni — Devaram (@GoatendraDhoni) June 10, 2021Meanwhile India won the T20 WC in MS captaincy — 『 VᎥshal▪︎007』 🇮🇳 (@ItsVishal36) June 10, 2021Haha cheap politics by MS Dhobi — Kane Warrior Forever (@GoatHesson) June 10, 2021Haters , cry more you can't even touch his craze , cry more . — Aithey. (@KalakondaPranay) June 10, 2021Even Yuvraj, in the past, had said that he didn't get as much support from Dhoni and his successor Virat Kohli as he did under Sourav Ganguly. “I have more memories of time under Sourav because of the support he gave me. I didn’t have that kind of support from Mahi and Virat (Kohli)," Yuvraj Singh had said in an interview with Sportstar. © Reuters Playing under Dhoni, Yuvraj played a key role as India went on to become the first-ever world champions in the shortest format, beating arch-rivals Pakistan by five runs in a thrilling final.
#OnThisDay in 2007, #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 created history as they lifted the maiden ICC World T20 trophy.

Here’s the nail-biting final over from that thrilling clash ️https://t.co/lKRtdua2Sc pic.twitter.com/xRUbISYJ2M — BCCI (@BCCI) September 24, 2020 Against England, Yuvraj established himself as a six-hitting machine when he smashed Stuart Broad for six maximums in an over and brought up the then-fastest half-century in the format off just 12 balls. #OnThisDay in 2007...@YUVSTRONG12 v @StuartBroad8.

6️⃣,6️⃣,6️⃣,6️⃣,6️⃣,6️⃣

Six sixes in an over, and the fastest ever T20I fifty, off just 12 balls! pic.twitter.com/xYylxlJ1b6 — ICC (@ICC) September 19, 2018 Yuvraj struck a quick-fire 70 off just 30 balls in the semi-final as India defeated the then 50-over World champions Australia in the semi-final.
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5 Things That People Who Aren’t Close With Their Dads Will Relate To

We all love the idea of a perfect family but unless you’re part of a Suraj Barjatya movie, you know the idea is a bit far-fetched. 
With Father’s Day just around the corner, I got to thinking how not everyone has that “picture perfect” relationship with their dads. I know I don’t.  Like many others, I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs with my father and I know there are quite a few of you who feel the same way.  So here are five things that you’ll relate to if your relationship with your father is full of love as well as flaws.  1. Father’s Day Is Awkward When someone is trying to rebuild their relationship with their father, Father’s Day celebrations and posts may seem like salt in the wound. More so, when your relationship isn’t in the best space, celebrating Father’s Day with your dad can seem a little daunting to say the least.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1759__ 2. Hugs, You Want Them, You Need Them! What is it about Indian dads and distance? Just try giving your dad a casual morning hug and you’ll feel the discomfort and awkwardness that I am talking about. Be it emotional or physical, intimacy with fathers is something I’ve only seen in Bollywood movies. P.S. If you do have that kind of intimacy in real life too, be grateful.    © Giphy 3. Gifts Talk Louder Than WordsJust because most fathers have trouble putting their feelings into words, doesn’t mean they don’t love us. It simply means they make their love known through other ways, like thoughtful actions and gifts.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1659__ This can be confusing because gifting is mostly seen as a materialistic custom but remember that different people have different ways of showing affection. Everyone has their own love language. 4. Emotional Conversations Need StrategisingAvoiding difficult emotions and conversations is a natural instinct for most of us. It comes from generations of conditioning and our fathers aren’t immune to that. Even though these things can be difficult, it’s important to have such conversations, be it with our fathers or anyone else.  © Giphy 5. Physical Distance = Emotional Distance Lastly, if you’re someone who doesn’t live with your dad, it’s going to be even more difficult to develop a tight relationship with him. But hey, don’t give up, teach him how to facetime and stay in touch.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1760__ Happy Father’s Day! In the end, we would just like to add that it’s okay to not have a great relationship with your father. Everyone has their fair share of struggles so this Father’s Day, celebrate your own unique, imperfect relationship with your dad!  Explore More
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5 Stories Shared By Sundar Pichai From His IIT Days That Will Make Engineers Miss Their College

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet and Google, was once a humble, nerdy engineering student at IIT Kharagpur who went by the name Pichai Sundararajan.  He studied metallurgical engineering in the most prestigious engineering college in India and made his name in the global tech industry.  But much before he took over the tech giant, he was a regular student who saw a computer for the first time in his college.    © Instagram/Sundar Pichai It might be hard to believe but Pichai bunked classes, played cricket and had a bowl of maggi late at night just like any other engineering student. Here are some other interesting and rare facts and stories about Sundar Pichai from his IIT days that prove he was like any other engineering student. Disclaimer: these funny throwback stories might make you miss your college life terribly. 
© Twitter He thought ‘abey saley’ was a legit way to call peoplePichai’s mother tongue was Tamil and he struggled with Hindi when he started college at Kharagpur. He said that he had learned Hindi in school but never spoke much in his life. He started to learn and grasp some words by listening to how people are speaking in college. He admitted that because of this, he thought ‘abey saley’ was a friendly greeting and an acceptable way to address people.   © Twitter He accidently shut down his college messSpeaking of his struggle with the Hindi language and his misconceptions about calling out to people with abey saley, it actually ended up landing him in trouble. He revealed that he unintentionally offended the mess guy by yelling abey saley at him and as a result, they shut the mess. Pichai said. “The folks at the mess were quite upset and temporarily closed down the mess,”. “It didn't make me very popular," he added.  © Twitter He met his wife in the collegePichai found love in the narrow corridors and dingy classroom of his college. He met his wife Anjali Pichai in IIT where she was his classmate. He confessed his love in the final year of their engineering and had a long distance relationship as he moved to the USA for higher studies and Anjali was in India. At the time, Pichai had no money so they couldn’t for months. After they both got a job in the USA, they got married.  © Twitter He was a shy student with ‘big handwriting’His professor from IIT Indranil Manna remembers him as a “shy, quiet, but extremely intelligent” in class. Manna was a mentor for his B.Tech thesis and has kept a copy of his work after all these years. Also, he vividly remembers his “big handwriting”. As they say, people who think fast do not have the best handwriting. Seems like it’s true in Pichai’s case. © Twitter He was ragged by his seniors Although the colleges are quite strict about ragging now and have policies in place against any kind of harassment, this was not the case about 25 years ago when Pichai was a student. He spoke about how his parents were scared about him getting ragged like any Indian parents when he left for college and revealed that he was in fact ragged by his seniors a little bit, but all in good spirits. He said “I am glad it’s much better now’. © Twitter All these stories are testimonies that he was like any other engineering undergraduate and that the student life is the same for everyone regardless of the course, college or the caliber of the student. Except for students attending online classes due to the pandemic, of course. Poor kids!

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Milind Soman's Wife Ankita Has The Perfect Response To The 'Don't Marry An Older Man' Stereotype

There's no stigma when an older man is in love with a younger woman, but if the age gap is significant, it raises more eyebrows than necessary. 
However, some celebrities are breaking the stereotypes and normalising this stigma by speaking their mind on the matter. © Instagram/Ankita Konwar © Instagram/Ankita Konwar In 2018, Milind Soman married Ankita Konwar. 
Soman was 52 at the time he married her, and Konwar was 26. The couple has often been trolled for the age gap, but they always took it in their stride.  The duo is happily married and never let the stigma affect their companionship, proudly flaunting their relationship on social media. © Instagram/Ankita Konwar Recently, Ankita hosted an Ask Me Anything session on Instagram. She was asked several questions, right from her professional to personal life. 
A fan also asked her about her future plans of having kids. To this, she said, "we are planned family, next." © Instagram/Ankita Konwar Another fan questioned her, "How did you tackle/ manage this Indian stereotype of 'don't marry an older man?'" To this, Ankita responded, saying that she has always done what makes her happy. 
Adding to this, she said, "Anything that's not common in a society, people usually like to talk about it. And it's not just limited to India. We, as a species, have a tendency to get weird about the unknown, the unexplored, AKA fear. A survival skill. And sometimes we are not conscious enough to distinguish between the utility and the waste of that skill." Another fan asked "Any relationship advice to keep yourself and your partner happy?? You n Milind sir are couple goals." © Instagram/Ankita Konwar Her response was "every relationship is different, but some things remain the same. Open communication, trust, and respect are the key to loads of love, and it conquers all."
© Instagram/Ankita Konwar Milind and Ankita celebrated three years of being married in April. 
Milind took to Instagram and captioned the post, "3 years!!! Happy anniversary @ankita_earthy. Still seems like yesterday this is the smile that warms my heart, this is the sweetheart that makes me smile.." The couple got married after dating for 5 years. What is your take on the stigma in our society? Let us know in the comments section below. 
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3 Things This Scene From ‘The Family Man 2’ Shows Us About Men's Loneliness

The Family Man 2 has quickly become everyone’s favourite show to binge on at the moment. With fans waxing lyrical over the entire cast’s performance, Manoj Bajpayee especially has received widespread applause from the audiences. His gritty and realistic portrayal of Srikant Tiwari, a Senior Officer with the NIA (National Investigation Agency), has left fans awestruck.
One scene in particular has been doing the rounds on the internet. Dhandvat Pranam @BajpayeeManoj 🙏👏❤️

The craft of acting you have displayed is inimitable 👏👏
The whole cast of #Familyman2 deserves a standing ovation🙏🙏#Familyman2 #TheFamilyManSeason2 #ManojBajpayee pic.twitter.com/5TPg99SwnY — ‘Kashyap’ Arnob Das. (@ArnobDa87872682) June 4, 2021 *spoiler alert* In this scene we see Srikant Tiwari, devastated by the death of his colleague Milind, making his way out from the crime scene. With police sirens silhouetting his face, his expressions give away his pain and sorrow. He reaches for his phone and calls his wife, seeking comfort perhaps. Hearing muffled noises from his end, Srikant’s wife concernedly asks him what had happened. However, he withdraws his moment of vulnerability and puts on a stoic façade, and responds, “Nothing, baad mei phone karta hoon”. Despite cutting the call, his eyes continue welling up and he chooses to grieve the death of his colleague alone. What inspires men to such degrees of emotional isolation?  © Amazon Prime Video Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota?A lot of us related to this scene because this is exactly how we process emotions. By shutting down when the waterworks begin. By the time we turned 12 we’d already been subjected to endless tirades on ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ and ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, that it seemed less of an obligation and more of a commandment. It’s a fate that men across identities resign to for the rest of their lives. © Amazon Prime Video False MasculinityHard as it might be to accept, but society pulled a fast one on us. We’ve been led to believe that our emotions are best limited to the ones that flex our limbs. Think about it, by trying to portray ourselves as more ‘masculine’ we’ve pigeon-holed ourselves to an extremely limited experience of life itself.  Think about all the moments where we’ve had to arrest our tears lest they left our eyes. The cautious blinking, the pre-emptive sniffling and then the frantic escape to an isolated corner, just to ensure we’re not caught being ‘vulnerable’. © Amazon Prime Video It’s Okay, To Not Be OkayThe impact of emotional isolation on the quality of our lives is too adverse to not be addressed. The fact that we’re always expected to be ‘stoic’, ‘strong’, that is, emotionally neutral blunts our emotional range in the long term.  Our inability to properly regulate feelings of sadness and grief can lead to anxiety and depression, among other possible problems. More often than not, these feelings of grief can transform into uncontrollable rage and angst, before we even realise it. Srikant Tiwari is a great character because he is real, raw and relatable. He is everyone who had to shut down before vulnerability hit. And Manoj Bajpayee excels at the role. No one can live as an island.  Men, it’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to be vulnerable. It’s okay to reach out for help. Societal expectations can change, and so can you.
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Here’s All We Know About Akshay Kumar’s Upcoming Film ‘Raksha Bandhan’

Recently, we got to know that Bhumi Pednekar will be once again seen alongside Akshay Kumar in his upcoming film Raksha Bandhan. The film is directed by Anand L Rai and Akshay Kumar took to social media to welcome Bhumi to the team.
He wrote, “When you are happy, it shows And indeed we are…to have @bhumipednekar onboard #RakshaBandhan” Check out the post here- View this post on Instagram So, here is all we know about Bhumi Pednekar and Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Raksha Bandhan-  Plot Of The Movie Akshay Kumar announced the film on Raksha Bandhan last year. The film’s story revolves around a special bond between a brother and a sister. He also expressed in his announcement that he signed the film immediately after reading the script. He also said that he wants to dedicate the film to his sister Alka Bhatia. He also took to Twitter and wrote, “A story that touches your heart so deeply & so instantly, it’s the quickest I’ve signed a film in my career. Dedicating this film,#RakshaBandhan to my sister, Alka & to the most special bond in the world...that of a brother and sister.Thank you @aanandlrai ,this one is very special.” A story that touches your heart so deeply & so instantly,it’s the quickest I’ve signed a film in my career.Dedicating this film,#RakshaBandhan to my sister,Alka & to the most special bond in the world...that of a brother and sister.Thank you @aanandlrai,this one is very special pic.twitter.com/3h4wxPltC1 — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 3, 2020 Stellar Star Cast Bhumi Pednekar and Akshay Kumar will play the lead in the film. Bhumi also took to social media to share the news saying, “A very special film & a very special reunion. Am supremely excited to be collaborating again with two of my favorite creative powerhouses & humans. Am full of gratitude to be a part of this special, heart-touching story #RakshaBandhan (sic).” View this post on Instagram More Info About The Film The film will be directed by Anand L Rai and is written by Himanshu Sharma. The film is scheduled to release on November 5, 2021.
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‘Team India Or The Avengers?’ BCCI Releases Video Of 1st Practice, Fans Call It A Film Trailer

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally decided to move on from their mundane, text-based Twitter updates to providing high-quality video and digital graphic content through their social media profiles and it is the least to say that the fans have appreciated this strategy truly. In the latest video shared by the Indian cricket board, the Men in Blue can be seen in their first team practice session after completing a three-day mandatory quarantine in their respective rooms and reassembling at the Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton - the venue where the inaugural World Test Championship final will take place. We have had our first group training session and the intensity was high #TeamIndia's 🇮🇳 preparations are on in full swing for the #WTC21 Final pic.twitter.com/MkHwh5wAYp — BCCI (@BCCI) June 10, 2021 The compilation shows some of the biggest names of the Indian cricket fraternity, like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami, among others, completely in their element and gearing up for arguably the most important one-off Test match of their lives. However, with the background music and the slow-motion cuts of our bowlers taking their run-up, Pant’s iconic single-hand sixes in the nets, and close-up shots of the skipper have the followers of the squad ask whether it was a practice session video or a trailer for the next Avengers movie. It's look like Avengers endgame trailer The stars of the world cricket — 𝓚𝓪𝓹𝓲𝓵𝓮𝓷𝓭𝓻𝓪 𝓓𝓪𝓼 (@KapilendraDas3) June 10, 2021Those five balls bowled by Ashwin, Bumrah, Shami, Ishant, Siraj gave some kind of goosebumps. Can't wait. Bring it On — Divyansh Kathotia (@imdiv_k) June 10, 2021Even this practice session video is giving goosebumps
Can't wait anymore — vikas baipalli (@vikasbaipalli) June 10, 2021You are making them look like Gladiators, wonderful!! — Sunil Kumar N (@sunilkumarcec) June 10, 2021While the Indian cricket team made it to the United Kingdom just last week and the lack of practice time is expected to have an impact on their performance, their opponents, New Zealand’s Blackcaps have been since last month, have already played a Test against England at the Lord’s Stadium and will get to play another match before the WTC clash. View this post on Instagram Arguably the greatest threat to the Indian batsmen, Trent Boult has finally joined the Kiwis and will be available for the second Test against Joe Root’s Englishmen which will help him warm up, get accustomed to the England pitches and become a valuable asset to the team. On the other hand, NZ skipper Kane Williamson, who had a disappointing outing during the first and second innings of the Lord’s Test, has suffered an elbow injury and was ruled out of the second Test. 
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Baba Ramdev Now Says He Will Take COVID-19 Vaccine & We Are Confused

Yoga Guru Ramdev has been making the headlines for calling allopathy ‘stupid science’. However, Ramdev said he will take the vaccine against COVID-19. Now, this comes as his attempt to bury the hatchet with Indian Medical Association.
Not only this, he now has become an advocate for COVID-19 Vaccination and is asking everyone to get the vaccine. Ramdev also praised PM Narendra Modi’s announcement of a free, centralized Covid-19 vaccination drive which will begin on June 21, which is also the International Yoga Day. © BCCL His current statements mark a complete shift from his earlier statement where he questioned that if the vaccines were protecting one from COVID-19 then why did thousands of doctors contract the infection and died even after getting vaccinated.
And earlier, he said he has the dual cover of Yoga and Ayurveda and has not taken the vaccination yet. Yoga guru claiming Allopathy as stupid science. This pandemic brings new shock every day. pic.twitter.com/1W9ojVOIGY — Subhasree Ray (@DrSubhasree) May 21, 2021 In a video that went viral earlier, he said, “It is shocking that Remdesvir failed, steroids failed and now plasma therapy has also been banned.” He also said, “The medicines doctors are giving patients for getting the fever down such as Fabiflu is not doing any good to them.” He also expressed, “we have lost lakhs of people due to allopathic medicines and not due to shortage of oxygen.” Indian Medical Association (IMA) sent a legal notice to yoga guru Ramdev over his alleged statements against allopathy. — ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2021 Later, the Indian Medical Association sent a legal notice to Baba Ramdev over his alleged statements and defaming scientific medicines. However,  Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust refuted allegations that the yoga guru has misled people by making "unlearned" statements against allopathy and defamed scientific medicine. Now, his stance has completely changed. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below!
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Only Sakshi Dhoni Seems Impressed With Deepak Chahar’s New ‘Gangster’ Look, Fans Troll Pacer

On Wednesday, Indian pacer Deepak Chahar shared a new look with his fans in which the cricketer can be seen with a beard, a crew cut and a nick which goes across his temple, and through his left eyebrow. New look pic.twitter.com/uVhCp9Ai9P — Deepak chahar 🇮🇳 (@deepak_chahar9) June 9, 2021 Within a few hours of Chahar sharing the image, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife Sakshi expressed that she was impressed with the new hairdo worn by the Chennai Super Kings cricketer.
"Fierce look Deepak," Sakshi wrote in the comments section of the 28-year old’s Instagram post. His sister, Malti Chahar also commented, while comparing him to the popular HBO series Game of Thrones character Khal Drogo played by American actor Jason Momoa. GOT lo unna veedi la unnav anna.............(aquaman ) pic.twitter.com/HMSlZmHazb — Thirûmâlèsh Târãk (@its_me_thiruma) June 9, 2021 However, it seems as if only close family members and Sakshi Dhoni seemed to like this new avatar as most of Chahar’s followers went on to criticise the look while expressing that he is 13 years too late to imitate Aamir Khan’s look from Ghajini. Kahan dekha tha?... pic.twitter.com/L33LAgLqbh — Banajit Das / বনজিৎ দাস (@iambana11) June 9, 2021 pic.twitter.com/kMD42Virsz — MemesBucket (@memes_bucket_) June 9, 2021Ghajini pic.twitter.com/DSkmOZsUJV — Dêêp's 2wêêt 🇮🇳 (@Kuldeep48421618) June 9, 2021 While others preferred a clean-shaven Deepak Chahar with longer hair and a smile on his face. Pehle wala thik tha pic.twitter.com/Pdy6CjoMSM — ..... (@annu4012) June 9, 2021बाल झड़ रहे थे ना लाडले ?? — Constant Nomad (@khurafatijaat) June 9, 2021I want this look ️ pic.twitter.com/dXuPPHkiBY — E. Kalpanachawla (@EKalpanachawla) June 9, 2021As far as Chahar’s on-field performance is concerned, the pacer was not selected for the roster which is currently in England for the one-off World Test Championship final against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand side, followed by a four-match Test series against Joe Root’s Englishmen. However, with the possibility of a second Indian team touring Sri Lanka in July, Chahar remains of the top picks as a pacer and could be seen bowling in the death overs for the Men in Blue in limited-overs cricket. View this post on Instagram He was last seen in action playing at a high level for the three-time IPL winners CSK during the first leg of the 14th season before it came to a sudden halt thanks to a breach in the bio-bubble against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  After BCCI top-man Sourav Ganguly visited the United Arab Emirates, it has now been confirmed that the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 will take place in the UAE between September and October.
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‘Paatal Lok’s Jaideep Ahlawat Hinted He Might Star In ‘The Family Man 3’ & Fans Can’t Keep Calm

The Family Man 2 starring Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, and Sharib Hashmi has been streaming online and people have been pouring in positive reviews. The creators, Raj and DK, have already hinted at the third season and people are excited about the next part. Manoj also dropped a hint in an interview with Bollywood Bubble. “Everyone is locked up. Let the world open, let this country open fully. And when they start working... I'm very sure they will be taking it forward with Amazon. When it is greenlit they will start turning the story into a screenplay because the story is with them, that is ready. If everything goes right, it will still take one-and-a-half years, or more than that, for the third season to be ready,” he said. The fans are still reeling under the hangover and a video released by Amazon hinting at the possibilities of Paatal Lok’s Jaideep Ahlawat being on board for part three has got them super excited. In the video, we can see Jaideep Ahlawat, who plays the role of Hathiram in the web series Paatal Lok, having a conversation with Sharib Hashmi aka JK from The Family Man. The conversation hints at a crossover. JK mentions he is going on a trip with Srikant, but he can’t reveal details as it is ‘confidential'. Haathiram says that nothing is confidential when it comes to cops. When the two are conversing, Srikant calls Hathiram and their conversation somewhere puts a stamp on the fact that he might be a part of season 3. Here’s the video: People now want a crossover and want Hathiram to investigate what happened in Lonavala. © Amazon Prime Video © Amazon Prime Video © Amazon Prime Video © Amazon Prime Video Excited about a crossover? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Throwback Video Of Sushant Singh Rajput Giving A Home Tour & Speaking About His Dreams

We lost one of the most promising actors of Bollywood, Sushant Singh Rajput, last year. At the age of 34, Sushant had already established his place in Bollywood, and one can't help but think about his multi-fold talents. He was truly an artist of all kinds. He wasn't just an actor; he was an all-rounder who was committed to his craft. The pages from his diary showed all the things he wanted to achieve by the end of 2020. But sadly, those dreams remained a dream... © Instagram/Dieharsushantfan As we reminisce about the good old days, recently, The Asian Paints video, featuring Sushant's home, started doing rounds on the internet again. This clip highlights not just his abode but the actor's impeccable talents as well. His house was a reflection of just that.
Watch the video here: This clip, titled Asian Paints Where the Heart is Season 2, was uploaded three years ago. The video now has around 9.5 million views, which stands highest for the channel. One can see Sushant's Bandra house in the video. The sea-facing apartment in a high-rise building in Mumbai is a dream for many. © YouTube/Asian Paints For someone who started as an engineer and then moved to acting, Sushant's house is a perfect portrayal of that. In this episode, one can also see contemporary photographs with tasteful history emanating via pictures and antique pieces. Sushant mentioned that his living room is a 'time travel space' as it has items from the past and the future. He also mentioned that if one takes a peek into this room, they will find themselves in a different world.
© YouTube/Asian Paints © YouTube/Asian Paints For the unversed, Sushant wished to be an astronaut as a child. His obsession with galaxies multiplied as he aged. One can see a Meade LX600 telescope in the video and a dedicated moon room, where he used to enjoy star-gazing. He also used to watch 'Jupiter and Saturn rings', as said by him. Even his collection of books spoke volumes about his introversion. © YouTube/Asian Paints © YouTube/Asian Paints Sushant's dog also makes an appearance in the video. Moreover, he shows around his dream car model and the real Masserati in his garage. He also talks about his home and career, saying "This house is made up of old, broken, fixed things, which I can completely relate to because that’s how my career has also been built.”
© YouTube/Asian Paints Towards the end of the clip, Sushant unveils that if SRK ever visits his house, he would ask him to watch Kai Po Che. He says, "He is a big inspiration. So I would ask him to watch my first film, and then the second film, and then the rest of them.”
© YouTube/Asian Paints Sushant will always be remembered for his stellar performance in movies like MS Dhoni, Dil Bechara, Byomkesh Bakshi and many others. The actor left us on 14th June 2020.

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5 Summer Moisturisers For Men That Are Lightweight, Refreshing & Help Treat Sun Damage

When it comes to taking care of our skin, we all know that staying out of the sun is the best tip to follow. Direct sun exposure can cause sun burns, blemishes, tanning and premature ageing. 
However, even after knowing the basics, we tend to avoid certain skincare habits that will help us prevent sun damage. Applying moisturiser is one such habit.  Most of us end up thinking that moisturisers aren’t necessary in the summer season. They can block pores and make your skin even more oily.  However, this is nothing more than a myth. All that you need is the right moisturiser for your skin and you can help nourish your skin the way it deserves to be.  Here are five lightweight moisturisers that are perfect for the summers!  1. Gel-Based Moisturising Cream A gel based moisturiser is perfect for men with an oily skin type. It gets absorbed into the skin pretty quickly and leaves behind no geasiness. This particular moisturiser has the perfect blend of shea butter and olive oil which will not just hydrate but also nourish your skin.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1755__ 2. In The Clear Super Light Moisturiser As the name suggests, this moisturiser feels extremely light on the skin. It’s packed with naturally derived active ingredients that treat dryness, acne as well as dullness. This nourishing formula is perfect for the summer season.  __ECOMPRODUCT__317__ 3. Aloe Vera Gel With Cucumber & Mint Aloe vera gel is a well known natural remedy for sun burns and other forms of sun damage. However, this unique blend of cucumber, mint and aloe vera also has a cooling and refreshing effect on the skin. This all-natural gel is a great moisturiser for dry and combination skin types.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1756__ 4. Caffeine Face Moisturiser Next up, we have this caffeine face moisturiser that has a blend of coffee arabica and shea butter. It’s hydrating and healing properties will not just nourish but also heal your skin. Say no to blemishes, dark spots and uneven skin tone with this lightweight moisturiser. __ECOMPRODUCT__1757__ 5. Hyaluronic Face Cream We already know that summers aren’t particularly great for people with oily skin. Luckily, this moisturiser can help you reduce the excess oil on your skin. A unique blend of hyaluronic acid and green tea helps in providing the much needed hydration and reduces bacteria and acne on the skin. __ECOMPRODUCT__1758__ The Bottomline There you go, these were some of our favourite summer moisturisers. If you’re one of those people who don’t use moisturisers in summer (P.S. I used to be one), do your skin a favour and start using one. Trust us, your skin will look and feel healthier.  Explore More 
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'Just A Publicity Stunt,' Pakistan Fans Call Out Own Government's Hypocrisy For Eng vs Pak Series

Pakistan fans won't be able to watch their side's upcoming limited-overs series against England which begins next month. Earlier this week, Pakistan's federal minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry shocked country's ardent cricket fans when he announced that all six matches on the upcoming tour of England will not be telecast live in the country because they have decided not to do any business with an Indian company -- Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) which holds the broadcasting rights for the South Asian region. “Indian companies hold the rights to broadcast [matches] in South Asia …. and we cannot conduct business with any Indian company,” Chaudhry was quoted as saying by Geo News. © Reuters After the decision, the Pakistani fans crticised their government's decision and called out their double standards, describing it as "just a publicity stunt" and "worst decision ever".
A large number of Pakistani supporters questioned the Pakistan government's hypocrisy for adopting two different approaches for dealing with the same Indian company for securing rights for domestic league and international matches. The ongoing Pakistan Super League  is being broadcast live on the Sony network, but when it comes to international matches the same network has been barred from entering into an agreement with the Pakistani channel. @fawadchaudhry Why then hire Indian Broadcasters for PSL?? Today decision is just a publicity stunt !!#pakvseng — TeHسEeN GoRaYa (@TehseenAmir1) June 8, 2021PTV Sports will not broadcast cricket series of Pakistan tour to England 2021
This is going to be the Worst Decision ever made by Govt of Pakistan#RizwanAhmadOfficial#PakvsEng pic.twitter.com/MV6yC6dxp4 — Rizwan Ahmad (@RizwanA60034556) June 8, 2021You can hire indian broadcasting crew for PSL but when indian companies having broadcasting rights of #PakvsEng tour , you are refusing to deal with them . What should I say ? Dual Standards ... ? Lame excuses ....? 🤦🏻‍♂️ — Asad~ (@asad_qureshi258) June 8, 2021Apni hi series apny national TV pe ni afsoos#PAKvsENG https://t.co/wcryYIGiI8 — Muhammad Basharat Shahbaz Official (@BasharatShahbaz) June 8, 20213 T20i and 3 ODI series between #Pakistan and #England
starting from 8th July wont be televised in Pakistan, says Information Minister @fawadchaudhry. This a a big loss for the cricket audience in Pakistan and a financial hit as well for state broadcaster.#PakvsEng https://t.co/kDtxN8m5N8 — وقاص احمد (@waxasahmad) June 8, 2021Going by the Pakistan's government's current stance, their fans could even be deprived of the live action from the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held later this year, as the hosting rights of the multi-nation tournament are once again held by an Indian network. The Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to depart for the United Kingdom on June 25 where they will play three ODIs and as many T20Is. The 50-over series will begin on July 8  in Cardiff, while the first T20I will take place on July 16 in Nottingham.
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Here’s How Parineeti Chopra Went From Being Anushka Sharma’s PR To Her Co-Star In 3 Months

Actor Parineeti Chopra recently held an Instagram AMA session and in which a fan asked her a question regarding her equation with Anushka Sharma. Parineeti and Anushka had worked together in her debut movie, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl.  To which Parineeti talked about how she was Anushka Sharma’s public relations manager before starring with her in the film. She said, “I went from handling her interviews for Band Baaja Baarat to becoming her co-star in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl within 3 months. So cool na? Have always looked up to her since that time @anushkasharma.”  View this post on InstagramLadies Vs Ricky Bahl also starred Ranveer Singh, Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma. Ranveer played the role of a con artist in the film and duped three women for their money. The women then come together to seek revenge from him.  Parineeti used to work for Yash Raj Films before she became an actress. Also, her cousin Priyanka Chopra was the one who introduced her to the marketing department of the film studios. The director Maneesh Sharma decided to give her a three-film deal with YRF and Parineeti was then selected for the film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. View this post on InstagramIn 2011, Priyanka had also told the media that her cousin Parineeti was joining the film industry. She also said, "She works with YRF's marketing department. In fact, she worked as PR for my film (Pyar Impossible) with YRF.”  What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below!
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A New Call of Duty Mobile Game Is In The Works & This Time It Won’t Be Made in China

Call Of Duty Mobile has been a massive success where the game earned $10 billion for Chinese developer TiMi last year alone. However, a new Call of Duty Mobile game is in the works that is going to be handled by an in-house mobile studio at Activision.  © MensXP Activision has already started to hire for key positions for a studio called Activision Mobile. New job listings show that the next title will indeed be a Call of Duty game for both Android and iOS. The studio is based in Santa Monica, CA and the company has stressed that the new roles will be remote due to the ongoing pandemic. 
Much like the previous Call of Duty Mobile game, the next iteration is said to be free as well and will incorporate in-app purchases as well. A job posting for the System Designer role read “You will work directly with the Creative Leaders to conceptualize, implement, and maintain mobile monetization systems, social systems, and adapt designs based off of live data“. What we know so far is that the next game will be free-to-play and will have in-game events for live operations and social systems. The job listing does mention what they are looking for in candidates though: “We’re looking for great talent from mobile, console and PC backgrounds passionate about their work, who share our belief in what AAA experiences on mobile can and should be.” © MensXP Activision may have started to hire for new positions to develop the next Call of Duty game which means it’s quite far out as of now. We don’t expect to see the new game anytime soon as Activision may not have started the development process as of now.
What would you like to see in the next Call of Duty mobile game? Would you like it to incorporate different modes and maps from Warzone or would you like it to be a standalone game?
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Scientist Dives 10,000 Metres Into Ocean To Visit The Third Deepest Spot, Only To Find Plastic

When you think about it, about 71 percent of our planet's surface is covered by water, with the massive oceans holding around 96.5 percent of the Earth's water.
© Unsplash Now, out of that gigantic sum, around 80 percent of the oceans are still unexplored mainly due to the fact that the deepest sections of the oceans have extreme pressures, making it very dangerous for humans.
However, with so much left to uncover including the possibility of finding some new species of fish or other creatures lying in the very depths, human civilization continues to venture out on deep-sea exploration missions. © Unsplash In the most recent example of that, a scientist decided to travel 10,000 meters deep into the ocean to unravel its deepest mysteries, only to find out a bunch of plastic, clothing, and even a teddy bear.
© Unsplash Marine scientist Dr. Deo Onda, an oceanographer from the University of the Philippines' Marine Science Institute, along with undersea explorer Victor Vescovo, visited the Emden Deep in the Philippine Trench, which is the third deepest spot on Earth.  
© Caladan Oceanic/Verola Media By embarking on the mission, both Onda and Vescovo became the first people to dive to the absolute bottom.
The duo used a submersible called 'Limiting Factor' for their 12-hour expedition that included four hours of descent, four hours of exploring, and four hours of returning to the surface. However, instead of finding newer species of marine life hidden in the depths, Onda says he was shocked to see so much plastic and other garbage. "There was a lot of garbage in the trench." "There were a lot of plastics, a pair of pants, a shirt, a teddy bear, packaging, and a lot of plastic bags." "Even me, I did not expect that, and I do research on plastics," said Onda, while speaking to Channel News Asia.   The marine scientist added as to how he and Vescovo thought they'd finally found a mysterious sea creature, only to later find out that it was a toy. "We saw it from the window [of the submersible]," "First we saw eyes and thought it was a creature. "But no, it was a teddy bear." © Verola Media Speaking on the 12-hour-long expedition, Onda said he couldn't even sleep the night before because of the excitement.
"I was awake the entire time." "When you get to 12 hours, you realize how tiring it is. We're asked to fast and limit liquid consumption the day before because there's no toilet in the submersible." "I also couldn't sleep the night before because I was so excited," said Onda. 
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'Didn't Want To See Each Other,' MSK Prasad Reveals Heated Arguments With Kohli, Shastri

Former chief national selector MSK Prasad has revealed that he used to have long heated debates with skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri while picking the best combination for the team. Prasad added that their arguments used to be so intense that sometimes they didn't want to see each other. Prasad, who held the chief selector post from September 2016 to March 2020, further added that their differences lasted only momentarily and they used to greet each other nicely the next morning. “There was a perception that you were too humble in front of someone like Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli. People can’t imagine how you could win arguments against such aggressive professionals?” Prasad told Cricket.com during an interaction.
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5 Reasons Why Netflix’s New Fantasy Series ‘Sweet Tooth’ Should Be On Your Must-Watch List

The eye-catching promo of the new eight-part fantasy series Sweet Tooth has been released on Netflix and has been creating a buzz around the town. The series introduces its lead character Gus and a child who was born part-animal and part-human.
The show is based on a post-apocalyptic show which is co-produced by Robert Downey Jr and is an adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s comic book series that showcases the emergence of hybrid children after a virus took over the world. The concept of the show is out of the ordinary and will keep you hooked to the screen throughout the show. So, here are 5 reasons to watch the show Sweet Tooth on Netflix- Unfamiliar ConceptThe protagonist is a boy named Gus who is one of the hybrids. He has antlers like a deer, however, the other characters have been born with wings, fur, and even snouts and beaks. Christian Convery who plays the role of Gus, told BBC, "Gus is a very curious and innocent hybrid boy, who's part-deer and part-human. He's very isolated, because he's been with his father in the woods his whole life, and he's never seen another human. Gus is very hopeful, positive, and always looking for the best in any situation."
The hybrids emerged in the show after a virus created havoc around the world.  Adapted From A Comic Book The show is an adaptation of a comic book series by Canadian writer and artist Jeff Lemire. Getting my ears scratched by Rusty! @SweetTooth #sweettoothnetflix #sweettooth pic.twitter.com/ujoxN0vflY — CHRISTIAN CONVERY (@ChristanConvery) June 8, 2021 Co-showrunner Beth Schwartz said, "Jeff has so much richness in the comic books in terms of, not just the characters, but visually, And so we tried to bring that to the screen, whether that was with his imaginative dream sequences that Gus has, or even just his iconic wardrobe." Positive Reviews Great shot of Tiger and I! Animal Army. Sweet Tooth @SweetTooth #sweettooth #sweettoothnetflix pic.twitter.com/t0H2esbnzG — CHRISTIAN CONVERY (@ChristanConvery) June 8, 2021 The show has been getting extremely positive reviews by the critics and is a must watch. Filmed In New Zealand #SweetTooth, which is set after the events of a deadly pandemic, was filmed smack in the middle of Covid last year: https://t.co/YkmlhOK4uQ pic.twitter.com/Q6evo57zDr — Decider (@decider) June 8, 2021 The first episode of the show was filmed a year before the rest of the series. Susan Downey said that they shot the first episode in New Zealand and thought that they’d shoot the rest of the series somewhere else. However, everyone fell in love with the location and they ended up shooting the whole series there only. Show Has Been Changed To Make It Family Friendly When the trailers were released, fans of the novel noted that the TV series looked more family-friendly as compared to the very dark tone of the comic book. Sometimes you choose your family. #SweetTooth pic.twitter.com/l5K31aBvdi — Sweet Tooth (@SweetTooth) June 6, 2021 It was then told by the producers that the tone was changed so that more and more people could watch the show.
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'Before IPL We Were All Bloody Indians To Them': Farokh Engineer On Racism In England

Former India cricketer Farokh Engineer shared his own experience of facing racism in England because of his nationality during his stint with county club Lancashire. Sharing his own ordeal, Engineer revealed that he faced casual racism when he first moved to England. The former wicketkeeper-batsman said that he faced racism a couple of times and because he was from India there were questions raised over his ability. He also added that the IPL changed everything and Indian players started getting more respect than ever before because everyone was keen to play in the biggest T20 league in the world. “When I first came into county cricket, there were question marks like ‘he is from India?’ I did face it (racist comments) once or twice when I joined Lancashire. Nothing very personal, but just because I was from India. It had to do with making fun of my accent. I think my English is better than most Englishmen really, so soon they realised that you don’t mess around with Farokh Engineer. They got the message. I gave it back to them straightaway. Not only that, I proved myself with my bat and gloves as well. I was simply proud I put India on the map as an ambassador for the country,” Engineer told The Indian Express. © England Cricket Instagram Engineer said in the pre-IPL era, England players didn't hold Indians in high regard and were often heard referring to them as 'bloody Indians'. He stated that since the IPL began in 2008, the English players have started "licking our boots" just because of the amount of serious money they make by representing an IPL franchise for less than two months.
"We were all 'bloody Indians' to them till a few years ago. Now once the IPL started, they are all licking our backsides. It amazes me that just because of the money, they are licking our boots now. But people like me know what their true colours were initially. Now they suddenly changed their tunes. India is a good country to go for a few months and do some television work, if not play and make money," Engineer had said during a podcast with sports presenter Cyrus Broacha. © Sanju Samson Instagram The issue of racism in England has resurfaced once again after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) suspended fast bowler Ollie Robinson for his old tweets from 2012 and 2013 where he had dished out racist and derogatory remarks about women.
View this post on Instagram Speaking about ECB's decision to suspend the fast bowler, Engineer said that the English board has done "absolutely the right thing" and it will serve as a deterrent for other cricketers. Since Robinson's case, old racist posts of several other high-profile English cricketers, including their leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson, limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and all-rounder Dom Bess have started doing the rounds on the internet and it could put them in big trouble.
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‘3 Idiots’ Wins Hands Down In The ‘DDLJ Vs 3 Idiots’ Twitter War & Let Us Explain Why

As a 90s kid, I have watched the classic Bollywood film, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaenge about a hundred times and know all the dialogues by heart. It’s not just me. The movie is still loved by desis for its songs, story and the evergreen jodi of SRK and Kajol. 
© Yash Raj Films The fact that it has been running in the Maratha Mandir for 25 years straight after its initial release is proof enough that people are still hooked to Raj, Simran and that mandoline tune. Yes, that one!
© Yash Raj Films Yes, it might be G.O.A.T but there have been a lot of other movies that are unparalleled and maybe even better. Case in point, 3 idiots. Hey, I am not trying to wage a war between SRK and Aamir Khan fans here. I am just stating facts. 
© Yash Raj Films Compared to the witty and thought-provoking 3 Idiots, DDLJ seems like a sappy rom com that’s best left for when you are having major wanderlust and want to mentally travel to Europe.
© Vinod Chopra Films Why am I comparing these two iconic films is because someone asked me to pick between the two. Okay, not just me but the entire Twitter clan. Indian filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri tweeted, “Choose one movie, and why? 3 idiots or DDLJ?”  Choose one movie, and why?

3 idiots or DDLJ? — Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) June 9, 2021 And, my vote goes to 3 Idiots and I have reasons to back my choice. Here are 5 reasons why I think 3 Idiots is a better movie than DDLJ. And, no, I am not going to talk about acting, music, direction and all those details, because let’s face it both are brilliant in that case according to their very different genres.   © Vinod Chopra Films 1. The plot twistsIn case you haven’t watched the film, here is a spoiler alert. Until the very end, you are anticipating where Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad aka Rancho would be while listening to Chatur singing praises of Phunsukh Wangdu, only to find that Rancho is him. It was pretty predictable for Raj to cross oceans for Simran but we definitely didn’t see this ‘Gangadhar hi Shaktiman hai’ moment coming. © Vinod Chopra Films 2. Real and relatableFrom the characters to their story, 3 Idiots is as real and relatable as it gets. Young students struggling to survive in an engineering college while shouldering the responsibilities of their families despite low finances is the story of so many students in India. Interestingly, ‘Abba nahi manenge’ still stands true for some of us even in adulthood.  © Vinod Chopra Films 3. The friendshipWhile Raj becomes friends with his girlfriend’s would-be husband only to thrash him in the end, which almost never happens, the bromance between the three main characters in 3 Idiots is nothing short of exemplary. They are with each other in sickness and in health and don’t lose touch even after they part ways. Also, if "Dost fail ho jaye toh dukh hota hai, lekin dost first aa jaye toh zyada dukh hota hai" isn’t the true essence of friendship, we don’t know what is.  © Vinod Chopra Films 4. The messageThe movie has inspired a lot of kids from middle-class families to muster up the courage to stand up to their parents and take up careers they would actually love, instead of being more like ‘Sharma ji ka ladka’. Although Raj from DDLJ didn’t really have that problem because he had a supportive dad, a lot of kids like Farhan do succumb to the pressure and enroll in courses and college they later hate.    © Vinod Chopra Films 5. Offbeat storylineWe cannot say this about a lot of Bollywood movies, but 3 Idiots taps into a topic that Indians steer clear of even speaking about. Suicides in colleges are often blamed on students but teachers and parents are rarely held accountable for it. This movie is an inspiration for students to follow their passion while also making for a lesson for adults to let the kids do what they want in their career. Basically, there are a dozen films like DDLJ in Hindi cinema but there has been only one 3 Idiots. © Vinod Chopra Films To sum it up, I don’t want to sound biased at all, but 3 Idiots is hands down the best movie in Bollywood. I rest my case.

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5 Reasons Why ‘True Detective’ Season One Was The Best Thriller Series Ever

If you really enjoy catching up on a thriller movie or TV series every once in a while in the hope to feed your curiosity about the unknown, you will have watched or at least come across the first season of True Detective.  © Disney+ Hotstar While the American anthology crime drama TV series has a total of three seasons, it is always, the pilot season, despite releasing in 2014, that is still remembered by fans as something which was at the absolute top. 
© Disney+ Hotstar Under the same genre, plenty of other critically-acclaimed tv series have been put forward for the fans to obsess about, with David Fincher's Mindhunter being one of them. 
© Netflix However, True Detective Season 1 still holds a special place in the heart of people who, having watched the show, still do reruns of the particular season. 
So, what exactly makes the first season so good? Well, let's find out:  1. Stellar Cast © Disney+ Hotstar At a time when television and cinema had a well-distinguished wall between them, True Detective left everyone's jaws on the floor by bringing well-established Hollywood stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to the small screen. 
The dynamics of working on television and movies are absolutely different, however, McConaughey and Harrelson went through the transition phase pretty smoothly, which worked perfectly for the series.  While it is always great to see newer faces embrace TV screens with their unique talent, the idea of McConaughey and Harrelson bringing their own huge fan following onto the television was a mouthwatering one for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. And it sure paid off!  © Disney+ Hotstar © Reuters The casting of the Hollywood pair alongside Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, Tory Kittles and the gorgeous Alexandra Daddario was a gamble that was extremely successful for the pilot season. 
2. Strong Plot © Disney+ Hotstar You may have all the star power to gather the attention of millions of viewers across the world, however, if you have no meat to back it all up, things can go south very swiftly. 
Nic Pizzolatto, the creator and writer of the show was more than familiar with the situation and he made sure that the season never loses the plot, like literally.  The plot of the first season revolved around the lead pairs Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), two Louisiana detectives, looking to solve a series of mysterious and downright sadistic killings from the period of 1995 to 2012.  © Disney+ Hotstar Now when the series spans for 17 years, there remains a likely chance that things start getting extremely messy and complicated, however, the brains of the first season made sure that did not happen. 
They did that by properly mapping out the entire season properly, leaving bookmarks in between, and doing the balancing act of extreme detailing as well as keeping things simple.  The end result was a show that kept the storyline straight while also managing to leave fans awestruck with its mysterious plot.   3. Chemistry Between McConaughey & Harrelson Is Incredible © Disney+ Hotstar For many who don't know, despite there being tremendous tension between the show's lead protagonists Rust and Marty, McConaughey and Harrelson, the actors portraying them, are real-life best friends. 
View this post on Instagram In the show, the two characters are miles (no, scratch that), light years apart from each other in terms of their ideologies as well as the lives that they live despite being partners in (solving) crime.   However, the show truly must have tested both the actors' mettle when it came to keeping their friendships at bay, and truly detesting each other's character while also having the same goal of nabbing the gruesome killer.  McConaughey and Harrelson, who had both earlier starred in light-hearted comedy films EDtv (1999) and Surfer, Dude (2008), said they were able to make sure that their brotherly bond was not reflected in their characters on screen.   © Disney+ Hotstar “We reciprocate, and that’s part of the beauty of our relationship. We add onto each other. We affirm each other... but (in this show), we’re not cosying up to each other,” revealed both actors during an interview.  
© Disney+ Hotstar And well, it totally worked! Audiences loved the fractious and deep relationship of the two characters under which they swore and punched their ways through the eight episodes of the brilliant season.  
4. Imperfect Characters Ever felt you cannot relate to a character because he or she is too perfect?   © iStock Well, you are certainly not alone.  
There is a reason why people can truly connect to certain characters like Marvel's Loki and Game of Thrones' Cersei Lannister.  © Reuters © Disney+ Hotstar Well, the reason is that we are tired of seeing characters with no depth to them on the screens. Like the world which doesn't deal with black and white, but in shades of grey, television and cinema should too.  
This is what True Detective got right as well. They showed their main cast, the heroes in the big, dark, scary world of crime, to be characters who had tremendous flaws.   Marty was shown to be a conservative red-blooded American, who repeatedly cheats on his wife while taking his family for granted. On the other hand, Rust is someone who is haunted by his demons and continues to question religion, morality, and the nature of his own existence.   © Disney+ Hotstar This helps in intriguing viewers and encourages them to view the world from the eyes of both, making the show much deeper and much relatable.  
5. The Epic, Epic One-Shot Scene  © Disney+ Hotstar If you've seen the show, Awesome! If you haven't, you really gotta, man!  
The show represents an absolute masterclass in filmmaking and direction with the fourth episode of season one forever cementing its status as "the one with the six-minute tracking shot".   In the episode, McConaughey's character, Rust, in order to get information on a suspect, agrees to help Ginger, a member of a Texas biker gang, to raid a drug dealer's stash house.   However, everything turns to chaos when the robbery goes wrong and Rust is forced to escape while keeping Ginger hostage.   The high-intensity scene puts you on the edge of your seats as Rust, along with Ginger, rush to safety through homes and streets filled with drug dealers, who are literally spraying bullets in every direction.   © Disney+ Hotstar What is incredibly insane is that the whole encounter from start to finish, is a single-shot six-minute shot, which was choreographed to the T.  
Speaking to MTV, director Cary Joji Fukunaga said:   “We had ADs [assistant directors] all over the neighbourhood because we had to release extras, crowd running background, police cars, stunt drivers. There were actual gunshots and stones being thrown through windows. There were a lot of things to put together...  ...Even the action, the stunt sequences were complicated. We’re working on a television schedule. It isn’t like a film where you can spend a lot of time working the stunts out with the actors. We only had a day and a half to get Matthew and everyone else on the same page.”  All things combined, there is no doubt that True Detective Season 1 is truly the shizz!! 
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