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36 Hours in Rome


#FirstCrush

The old collides with the new in Rome, where visitors can sample both traditional and creative cuisine, classic architecture, avant-garde galleries and endless nightlife options.

Rome wasn’t built in a day–and you’ll need much more than a day to take in this timeless city. The city is a real-life collage of piazzas, open-air markets, and astonishing historic sites. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, contemplate the Colosseum and the Pantheon, and sample a perfect espresso or gelato before spending an afternoon shopping at the Campo de’Fiori or Via Veneto. Enjoy some of the most memorable meals of your life here, too, from fresh pasta to succulent fried artichokes or a tender oxtail stew.

Nothing best describes Rome then a Live Video. Enjoy 🙂

Article courtesy: New York Times.

Gigantic Dinosaur skeleton replica unveiled in New York


#FirstCrush

A huge 122ft (37metres) model of a dinosaur skeleton belonging to a group known as titanosaurs was unveiled at the Museum of Natural History in New York. It is too long to fit in the fossil hall and its neck and head poke out toward the elevator banks, offering a surprise greeting when the lift doors open. Paleontologists estimate that titanosaurs weighed about seventy tons which is about as much as ten African elephants.

News Courtesy: Reuters

The Weeknd – The Hills

#First Crush The Weekend is killing it with back to back Hits.. 🙂

Lyrics:

Your man on the road, he doing promo
You said keep our business on the low-low
I’m just tryna get you out the friend zone
‘Cause you look even better than the photos
I can’t find your house, send me the info
Driving through the gated residential
Found out I was coming, sent your friends home
Keep on tryna hide it but your friends know

I only call you when it’s half past five
The only time that I’ll be by your side
I only love it when you touch me, not feel me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me, yeah
I only fuck you when it’s half past five
The only time I’d ever call you mine
I only love it when you touch me, not feel me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me, babe

I’ma let you know and keep it simple
Tryna keep it up, don’t seem so simple
I just fucked two bitches ‘fore I saw you
You gon’ have to do it at my tempo
Always tryna send me off to rehab
Drugs start to feeling like it’s decaf
I’m just tryna live life for the moment
And all these motherfuckers want a real love

I only call you when it’s half past five
The only time that I’ll be by your side
I only love it when you touch me, not feel me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me, yeah
I only fuck you when it’s half past five
The only time I’d ever call you mine
I only love it when you touch me, not feel me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me, babe

Hills have eyes, the hills have eyes
Who are you to judge, who are you to judge?
Hide your lies, girl, hide your lies
Only you to trust, only you

I only call you when it’s half past five
The only time that I’ll be by your side
I only love it when you touch me, not feel me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me, yeah
I only fuck you when it’s half past five
The only time I’d ever call you mine
I only love it when you touch me, not feel me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me
When I’m fucked up, that’s the real me, babe

What about love? What about love?
[Translated in Amharic (Ethiopian language):
እወዲሃለወ
የኔ ቆንጆ
እወዲሃለወ
የኔ ፍቅር ፍቅር ፍቅር ፍቅር ፍቅር
የኔ ፍቅር ፍቅር ፍቅር ፍቅር ፍቅር]

[English transliteration:
Ewedihalehu
Yene konjo,
Ewedihalehu
Yene fikir, fikir, fikir, fikir
Yene fikir, fikir, fikir, fikir]

Timelapse of Mexico’s fire volcano erupting again

Mexico’s Colima or “Fire” volcano spewed a large column of gas and ash high into a blue sky on Saturday. The ash cloud reportedly shot more than 8,200 feet into the air. Located in the southwestern Mexican state of Colima, the Fire Volcano has been bursting to life since July 9 last year including three eruptions on New Year’s Eve. The Fire Volcano, officially known as the Colima Volcano, is part of the Pacific’s Ring of Fire. Mexico contains over 3,000 volcanoes, but only 14 are considered active.

Article Courtesy: Reuters

Hua hai Aaj Pehli Baar – Sanam Re

We think that this song is gonna be on the top of the charts soon..  Check it out!!

Lyrics:

Hua hai aaj pehli baar
Jo aise muskuraya hoon
Tumhe dekha toh jaana ye
Ke kyun duniya mein aaya hoon (x2)

Ye jaan lekar ke jaa meri
Tumhe jeene main aaya hoon
Main tumse ishq karne ki
Ijaazat Rab se laaya hoon

Zameen se aasmaan tak hum
Dhoondh aaye jahaan saara
Banaa paaya nahi ab tak
Khuda tumse koi pyaara (x2)

Baaton mein teri hain badmashiyan
Sab bewajah ki hain taarifiyaan

Main likh doon aasmaan par ye
Ke padh lega jahaan saara
Huaa na hoga ab koi
Yahan hum do sa dobara

Main duniya bhar ki taarifein
Tere sajde mein laaya hoon
Main tumse ishq karne ki
Ijaazat Rab se laaya hoon
(Rab se laaya hoon.. Rab se laaya hoon..)

Tu hai jo rubaru mere
Bada mehfooz rehta hoon
Tere milne ka shukrana
Khuda se roz karta hoon (x2)

Humko pata hai yeh nadaniyaan hain
Aawara dil ki hai aawariyan

Yeh dil pagal bana baitha
Isey ab tu hi samjha de
Dikhe tujhme meri duniya
Meri duniya tu banja re

Hoon khushkismat jo kismat se
Tumhe aise main paaya hoon
Main tumse ishq karne ki
Ijaazat Rab se laaya hoon

 

Adele – Hello

We are not sure who did to Adele but we are sure he would be missing out on the depth of her Love..

Lyrics:

Hello, it’s me
I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet
To go over everything
They say that time’s supposed to heal ya
But I ain’t done much healing

Hello, can you hear me
I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

There’s such a difference between us
And a million miles

Hello from the other side
I must have called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Hello, how are you?
It’s so typical of me to talk about myself I’m sorry
I hope that you’re well
Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened

It’s no secret that the both of us
Are running out of time

So hello from the other side
I must have called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home
Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Ooooohh, anymore
Ooooohh, anymore
Ooooohh, anymore
Anymore

Hello from the other side
I must have called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home
Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Empire – Powerful (feat. Jussie Smollett and Alicia Keys)

Check out this literally ‘Powerful’ song from TV series ‘Empire’.

We are damn sure you would love it.

Lyrics:

[Jussie Smollett:]
People been talking about it
We won’t just stand here in silence
Can’t stop the fire from rising
From rising
Ooh Ooh

[Alicia Keys:]
People don’t you be afraid
So many innocents slain
This is an era for change
Change

[Jussie Smollett:]
And Malcolm’s probably turning in his grave

[Alicia Keys:]
Every shade was beautifully made

[Alicia Keys & Jussie Smollett:]
And powerful
There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful
A breath away from victory
I matter, you matter, we matter oh
I matter, you matter, we matter oh
Powerful
Powerful

[Alicia Keys:]
I see a colorful future
Where skin don’t define any human
And stars are the only thing shooting
Shooting
Ooh Ooh

[Jussie Smollett:]
Mothers who bury their childhood
How can we sit there and hide
Change comes when all take a stand now
Stand up
Stand up

[Jussie Smollett:]
Martin’s speech still echoes in my brain

[Alicia Keys:]
Every shade was beautifully made

[Alicia Keys & Jussie Smollett:]
And powerful
There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful
A breath away from victory
I matter, you matter, we matter oh
I matter, you matter, we matter oh
Powerful
Powerful

Oh Oh, Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh, Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh, Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh

[Alicia Keys & Jussie Smollett:]
Powerful

[Alicia Keys:]
There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful
A breath away from victory

[Alicia Keys & Jussie Smollett:]
I matter, you matter, we matter all
I matter, you matter, we matter all
Powerful
Powerful

Pashmina – Fitoor

Lyrics:
Pashmina dhaagon ke sang
Koi aaj bune khwaab aise kaise
Waadi mein goonje kahin naye saaz
Ye rawaab aise kaise
Pashmina dhaagon ke sang

Kaliyon ne badle abhi ye mizaaj
Ehsaas aise kaise
Palkon ne khole abhi naye raaz
Jazbaat aise kaise
Pashmina dhaagon ke sang
Koi aaj bune khwaab aise kaise

Kacchi hawa, kaccha dhuaan ghul raha
Kaccha sa dil lamhe naye chun raha
Kacchi si dhoop, kacchi dagar phisal rahi
Koi khada chupke se keh raha
Main saaya banun, tere piche chalun
Chalta rahoon…

Pashmina dhaagon ke sang
Koi aaj bune khwaab aise kaise hmm…

Shabnam ke do qatre yunhi tehal rahe
Shaakhon pe wo moti se khel rahe
Befikr se ik dooje mein khul rahe
Jab ho judaa, khayalon mein mill rahe
Khayalon mein yun yeh guftagu chalti rahe
Haan haa..

Waadi mein goonje kahin naye saaz
Ye rawaab.. aise kaise
Aise kaise.. aise kaise..
Aise kaise.. aise kaise..

Netflix in India: All you need to Know

Netflix is the world’s top video streaming service that allows users to watch content on screens ranging from a smartphones to a smart television.
It works with a variety of other devices like PlayStation and Apple TV, letting users stream directly onto larger screen. Netflix is also the creator of a lot of original, made for the web content, much of which is now in high-resolution Ultra HD.

How is the service priced in India?

Netflix India has pricing similar to its primary US market and users will be able to pay as low as Rs 500 to watch shows and movies on a single screen at one time. For Rs 650, they will get access to two simultaneous screens and four for Rs 800 — this also has UHD content. The first month is free for all users and they can pay using PayPal and credit card only at the moment. An initial fee of Rs 70 ($1) is charged during signup to authenticate the card.

Netflix standard subscribers now pay $9.99 per month, not much more than the Rs 500 base price in India. Netflix was launched out of California is 1997 as a DVD rental service and now has over 69 million users globally with 42 million in the US alone.

Is the content censored?
During signup you have to specify if you are above 18 and this means there is not going to be a lot of censored content, while everything will be rated. However, while creating a profile Netflix lets you identify children so that they don’t get access to any adult content.

Is there a lot of local content?
No. For now Netflix has limited Indian content, but they are working on getting more partners on board. An initial recce suggests all the popular Bollywood classics are there from Piku to Hum Aapke Hai Kaun. However, Netflix is going to be a big boost for independent cinema. which does not get much screens to show on in India.

How can I watch the content?
It is best to watch on the television, provided your screen is smart or is yoked to an Android box or Apple TV. Alternatively, you can use Chromecast as the Netflix apps is supported by the streaming dongle. You can watch the shows on a laptop, tablet or smartphone, or use a MHL or HDMI cable to mirror this on your television.

Is bandwidth in India and issue?’
Since this is the first question most people are asking, we decided to test this bit. I used the service on a MacBook Pro using a 1 Mbps wi-fi connection and the streaming was quite smooth after 30 seconds or so of initial buffering. The picture quality does scale down at times, but it restores within seconds. On a iPhone 6S Plus running LTE, the picture quality was great and the streaming seamless. I switched to 3G on the same phone and the experience was more or less the same except for the initial buffering.

Does India have the full catalogue? 
I did find the catalogue limiting and a lot of content is not even showing up on search. For instance, I could not search and find House of Cards, which is a Netflix production. However, all the new titles are there and there is no dearth of titles that India has never had access to.

Are there other Netflix like options in India?
Yes, there are services like Hooq and BoxTV that offer similar services at cheaper price points. But they cannot compete with Netflix that creates a lot of exclusive content that is popular globally. Also, not all services are able to offer seamless play on all four screens (smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions).

Will the service find takers in India?
Yes, because this gives access to content otherwise not available in India — at least not legally. A lot of users with expensive UHD televisions and will finally have access to high-resolution content that put their TVs to full use. Also, globally Netflix has been responsible for a cultural shift is how video content is consumed. And it is to cater to this binge watching phenomenon that the company released full seasons of its popular series House of Cards exclusively online.

News Courtesy: Indian Express