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Ayaan Paul

Ayaan Paul

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Ayaan loves writing about film and TV and is a huge sci-fi nerd. He's a Sub-editor at DailyO.

By Ayaan Paul

Died Suddenly Review: This anti-vaccine documentary needs to die suddenly

Earlier this week, a previously unheard-of documentary film premiered on Twitter, titled Died Suddenly. In the span of three days, the film has received over 1.6 million views on its Twitter broadcast. What on earth is Died Suddenly and why has it captivated the attention of millions?

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Bezos pledges to charity, Musk loses shares. Does it really make a difference to their wealth?

While the top tech billionaires in the world seem to be shedding a significant portion of their wealth, be it willingly or unwillingly, we take a quick look at how much of a dent their net worth has taken recently.

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Andor Review: The One Way Out for the future of Star Wars

With the twelfth and final episode of Disney+ Star Wars’ original series coming to a spectacular close, Andor has its presence firmly marked in a galaxy far, far away, confirming beyond all doubt that Star Wars has never been better.

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You thought Salt Bae's viral Rs 1 crore bill was bad? A steak at his Qatar Nusr-et Steakhouse costs a bomb

In his most recent exploits, the celebrity influencer chef Nusret Gökçe, better known as Salt Bae, dropped jaws after posting a ridiculously exorbitant bill paid by customers to his restaurant, amounting to approximately Rs 1.3 crore. We take a look at how his infamous steaks are priced around the world.

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Quentin Tarantino is a legend. It's time he stopped being a snobbish boomer with Marvel.

The Academy Award-winning director had a bone to pick with Marvel Studios, blaming the cinematic universe for the “Marvel-isation of Hollywood”. His comments have since sparked an intense debate over the ongoing critique of the Disney-owned enterprise.

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Qatar tops FIFA World Cup-related Google searches. Guess who’s second…

As the FIFA World Cup has begun in full stride over the weekend, with eight exciting matches already having been played, World Cup-related searches soar in the host Gulf nation. However, the country in second place is steeped in the most morbid irony.

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Goodnight Oppy drops on Amazon Prime today. Here's a quick look at the beloved Mars Opportunity Rover

Goodnight Oppy, the Steven Spielberg-produced documentary was acquired by Amazon Studios following its first screening at the 2022 Telluride Film Festival. We take you through the life and legacy of Opportunity and its journey across the Mars horizon.

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2 volcanoes in Russia can erupt any moment now. An earthquake woke them up

The Klyuchevskaya Sopka and Shiveluch volcanoes on Russia’s volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula are threatening major eruptions, posing a potential risk for nearby populated towns.

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No Air Suvidha form, mask mandate: What's new for international passengers flying in to India

India has FINALLY discontinued the mandatory Air Suvidha forms for inbound passengers. The self-declaration form for inbound travellers has been removed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and will take effect starting today, November 22, 2022.

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The Menu Review: Ralph Fiennes leaves you unsettled in witty culinary satire

Directed by Mark Mylod of Succession fame, and produced by Oscar-winning Adam McKay, The Menu functions as a seething critique of pompous gourmet culture that pervades the realm of haute cuisine.

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Trump shows Musk the finger on Twitter, but Kanye is happy to be back

With Twitter boss Elon Musk reinstating Donald Trump's previously banned Twitter account, the former US President curves Musk and Twitter, showing little interest in rejoining the social media platform. Twitter's infamously prodigal son may have returned, but it's not who you think.

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Qatar 2022: Beer ban, jail threats and everything you never expected at a FIFA World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar kicks off this Sunday, November 20, at the Al Bayt Stadium when the hosts take on Ecuador. But before the football madness enraptures the world once more, we take a brief look at the circumstances that make Qatar the most uncalled for hosts in World Cup history.

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2023 will see Taylor Swift's first tour in 5 years. But Anti-Hero Ticketmaster has cancelled all ticket sales

Swifties have been in a real frenzy lately. So much so, that Ticketmaster has cancelled all Taylor Swift concert ticket sales to the general public following an unimaginably high demand.

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Before She Said release, a look at Harvey Weinstein's history of horrors

With Universal Pictures' investigative-drama She Said set to release theatrically today, we take you through the story behind the 'Weinstein Effect' and the beginning of the #MeToo movement.

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Pete Davidson is trending on Twitter once more, now that he is dating Emily Ratajowski

Pete Davidson is the prime paparazzi focus once again, since rumours of his new relationship with supermodel Emily Ratajowski that seemed to suggest that the two were dating, are now finally confirmed.

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Why does Black Panther Wakanda Forever sound so good?

With an Academy Award winning crew in charge of the exquisite sound design and original score for the sequel to Black Panther, we take a look at the immersive aural landscapes of Wakanda Forever crafted by the inimitable Ludwig Goransson.

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Grammy Awards 2023 nominations are out, and Beyonce is leading the race with 9 nods

The Grammy nominees for this season are finally here, with the Queen B leading the nominations race with 9 nods for her latest album Renaissance; and Kendrick Lamar, Adele and Brandi Carlile following close behind with 8 nods each.

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God of War: Ragnarok, Elden Ring lead nominations at the Game Awards 2022

The Game Award nominations are finally here and the competition is stiff. PlayStation’s God of War: Ragnarok leads the nominations with Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West following closely behind.

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Elon Musk fired a Twitter employee... on Twitter. (Wait till you hear what his fault was)

Just when you thought the new Twitter head-honcho's firing spree had come to a close, Elon Musk never ceases to amaze, laying off yet another one of the platform's employees. This time, over a tweet; on Twitter.

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With Twitter Blue, Elon Musk has helped impersonators cause havoc on Twitter

Just days into the launch of Musk’s revamped Twitter Blue subscription model, the social media platform has drifted into absolute chaos as impersonators have made the platform a nightmare (albeit a hilarious one at the very least).

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Actor Jon Voight wants Trump back in office. We deconstruct his response to the US midterm election results

Actor Jon Voight posted a foreboding video following the results of the midterm elections in the US, warning the American public of the looming threat of WWIII under the Biden administration, and calling for the return of Donald Trump to Presidency.

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The MCU Phase 4 diversity guide, before you watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

While its Academy Award-winning predecessor, 2018’s Black Panther, made history at the Oscars and paved way for greater representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we take a look at how far the MCU has come, leading up to Wakanda Forever’s release.

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You thought Elon Musk was a bad boss? Wait till you hear what Kanye West did to the folks at Yeezy

Another day, another report of Kanye West exceeding himself as a truly awful human being. Here's your weekly dose of Kanye West antics.

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Before Black Panther Wakanda Forever release: The best and worst of MCU Phase 4, ranked

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will bring Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a (hopefully) resounding close. We take a look at the lengthy list of Marvel releases in this segment of the MCU and rank them from worst to best.

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Ozempic, a weight-loss drug, makes you hate food. Elon Musk seems impressed by it

The antidiabetic medication Ozempic, AKA Semaglutide, hailed as the 'wonder drug' for weight loss has risen in fame over social media and among Hollywood stars. Elon Musk has praised it too. But what Semaglutide actually does to your body is devastating, not just dangerous.

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Looks like Paul Mescal and Phoebe Bridgers are engaged, and a normal tweet manifested their relationship

Fans are positively squealing in glee at the possibility of the two stars being engaged after Paul Mescal's recent interviews spark rumours.

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Sean Penn handed over one of his Oscars to Zelenskyy. But why?

The actor loaned the president his Oscar statuette on his latest visit to Kyiv this week as a gesture of good faith and in confidence that Ukraine will triumph over the ongoing Russian invasion.

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With God of War: Ragnarok out today, here’s a list of atrocities Kratos has committed throughout the franchise

Following the smash hit, critical and commercial success of its predecessor, the next installment in the God of War franchise drops worldwide today (November 9). We take a look at the titular character’s monstrous kill count and the most gut-wrenching acts he has committed in the past.

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Before The Crown Season 5 drops on Netflix, 7 moments that defined the 90s for British Royals

With only a day to go before The Crown drops its fifth season, we compile a list of happenings and events to expect from this season.

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