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None of My Business

Let the game begin. Again

After six seasons of warring families, countless deaths and mounting menace, winter has finally come to Westeros in HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, bringing with it an army of the undead and some long pent-up revenge.
Emmy-winning Game of Thrones debuted the first episode of the seventh season at a lavish premiere in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which was lit up with projections of dragons, fire and ice for the occasion.

India Reaches Champions final

Rohit Sharma stamped his class with an authoritative hundred in the company of magnificent Virat Kohli as India annihilated Bangladesh by nine wickets to set up a bumper summit showdown with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy, on Thursday. The lazy elegance of Rohit (123 no off 129 balls) coupled with the unmatched swagger of skipper Kohli (96 no off 78 balls) ensured India treat Bangladesh's attack with utter disdain, knocking off a modest target of 265 in 40.1 overs.

SRK, Salman, Akshay in Forbes’ highest-earning celebrity list

Superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are part of Forbes’ annual list of highest-earning entertainers in the world. The Forbes list of the ‘World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2017’ has been topped by American rapper and entrepreneur Sean Combs, known by his more famous stage name ‘Diddy,’ with earnings of $130 million.

The one and only

He was a storehouse of talent at the onset, a rare blend of grace and power, but for the better part of his 17-year-career, Yuvraj Singh has been an enigma as well as a paradox in Indian cricket.
Standing on the cusp of his 300th One-day International, it still remains a difficult task to describe Yuvraj in a nutshell.

Watch out for Nadal, France

Rafa Nadal returned to Roland Garros after his birthday celebrations and showed no signs of slowing up, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday.
In yet another ominous performance, Nadal destroyed his opponent on Court Suzanne Lenglen to move into the quarter-finals and one step closer to a 10th Roland Garros crown. Nadal, who turned 31 on Saturday, will next face either Milos Raonic or another Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta for a place in the semi-finals.

BCCI floats ITT for Indian Premier League title sponsorship rights

Even as a fatigued Indian cricket team braces to defend its Champions Trophy title in England amidst strong buzz that the captain and senior players are opposed to the idea of coach Anil Kumble continuing, an invitation to tender (ITT) advertisement has appeared in national dailies looking for the new IPL title sponsor for a five-year period. Chinese mobile firms Vivo and Oppo are expected to bid aggressively for the IPL rights, as will Reliance Jio and Amazon. The bids will be upwards of Rs 125 crore per year.

The sixth-best soccer team in England is the world’s richest

Manchester United’s least-winning season in the Premier League hasn’t prevented the 20-time English champion from taking a clear lead atop a list of soccer’s most-valuable clubs. United, which finished sixth in the league and hasn’t won it since storied coach Alex Ferguson stepped down in 2013, increased its value to ¤3.1 billion ($3.5 billion), according to accounting firm KPMG. That moved the club owned by the US-based Glazer family ahead of Spanish giant Real Madrid, with whom it shared top spot last year.

WHEN MODI MET CHOPRA IN BERLIN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took some time out of his hectic schedule of bilateral talks and meetings in Berlin to meet Indian filmstar Priyanka Chopra. The actress was in the city for a special promotion of her latest film, Baywatch. The actress took to Twitter to share a picture with the prime minister. “Thank you for taking the time to meet me this morning @narendramodi Sir. Such a lovely coincidence to be in #berlin at the same time. (sic),” Priyanka captioned the photo.

Kumble no longer favourite, BCCI looks for new head coach

The BCCI on Thursday invited applications for Team India head coach’s post, sending a reminder to head coach Anil Kumble that he will not get an automatic extension after his current term comes to an end at the end of the Champions Trophy starting June 1.
Former India captain Kumble was appointed last June despite having never coached a team, but India has recorded just one defeat in 17 Tests since he assumed charge.

Indian Film Industry Ready For Reboot

A revenge fantasy and a female wrestling drama are smashing box office records in India and abroad, giving the country’s film industry a shot in the arm after a lackluster couple of years.
But in what could be a metaphor for the emerging economy, the industry is a powerhouse struggling to be unleashed. Despite producing more films than any other country, it’s hobbled by myriad of issues from outdated infrastructure to rampant piracy, generating a fraction of Hollywood’s income.

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