DUBAI, UAE (CMC):Kieron Pollard smashed sixes off the last two deliveries of the game to fire Karachi Kings to a dramatic five-wicket win over Lahore Qalanders and keep alive their hopes of a playoff spot in the Pakistan Super League.Chasing 156 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium yesterday, Kings entered the final over requiring 14 runs for victory, with Pollard on strike, and the West Indies batsman finally proved his worth in gold for the franchise.He gathered a couple in the deep off the first delivery bowled by seamer Aamer Yamin, managed a single off the next ball but was handed the strike again quickly when Imad Wasim took a single off the third ball.Pollard was kept scoreless off the fourth ball, leaving Kings with 10 runs needed from the last two balls, but the Trinidadian cleared the ropes at long off with the fifth delivery before depositing the final delivery over square leg to pull off a sensational win.The right-hander finished unbeaten on 45 from a mere 20 deliveries with a four and four sixes, while prolific opener Babar Azam top-scored with 49 from 42 balls.Babar and captain Kumar Sangakkara (20) had added 53 for the second wicket to put Kings on course for victory before four wickets tumbled for 23 runs in the space of 24 deliveries.Pollard and Imad Wasim (19 not out) then rescued the innings in an unbroken 55-run, sixth-wicket partnership.NARINE BRILLIANTPollard’s West Indies counterpart and fellow Trinidadian, Sunil Narine, was brilliant in his four overs of off-spin, taking one for 19.Sent in earlier, Qalanders were carried by an unbeaten 32 from Mohammad Rizwan and 31 from captain and opener Brendon McCullum, while Narine lashed two sixes in a six-ball 19, batting at number five.Kings moved into fourth spot in the standings on six points, but a defeat in the remaining preliminary game on Sunday could see them eliminated.In the other game, neither captain Darren Sammy (0) nor Marlon Samuels (7) had much of an impact, but Peshawar Zalmi still managed to beat Quetta Gladiators by two wickets, with four balls left in their final game, to go top of the table.
Chelsea, in third place, will attempt to stay on the coat-tails of the top two away at Southampton while fourth-placed Tottenham host Cardiff.Mourinho is desperate for something to go his way as Manchester United’s season threatens to unravel but at least has the comfort of facing struggling Newcastle.– Guardiola battles Anfield factor –Liverpool v Manchester City on Sunday is the blockbuster fixture this weekend, pitching first against second, with both sides putting their unbeaten records on the line.City lead Liverpool on goal difference but are without a Premier League win at fortress Anfield for 15 years and travel with the painful memory of three defeats against the Reds last season.Eden Hazard has scored seven times for Chelsea this season © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKJurgen Klopp’s men are stuttering for the first time this campaign — Wednesday’s last-gasp defeat to Napoli was their third match in succession without a victory.City boss Pep Guardiola said he believed in his players despite the daunting task ahead of them.“I know how they fight,” he said. “Go to Anfield, win, lose, whatever. It’s a long time ago Man City was able to win at Anfield. What I want to see is the team alive, and we are alive.”– Hazard’s hot streak –Eden Hazard has scored six goals in his past five Premier League games but his form has papered over the cracks at Stamford Bridge, with Olivier Giroud looking toothless in front of goal and Alvaro Morata also enduring a goal drought until Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League win over Vidi.Coach Maurizio Sarri, who has talked up Hazard as one of the best players in the world, is nevertheless dangerously reliant on the Belgian playmaker, who scored Chelsea’s goal against Liverpool in last week’s 1-1 draw.This Sunday, the Blues visit struggling Southampton, lifted by their midweek League Cup victory on penalties against Everton, with French World Cup winner Giroud looking to break his duck this season.– Spurs focus on Premier League after Messi mauling –Tottenham return to Premier League action after their Champions League hopes were severely dented by an inspired Lionel Messi in midweek.Mauricio Pochettino’s men are in fourth spot on 15 points, just four behind Manchester City and Liverpool, and will fancy their chances at Wembley against lowly Cardiff.Jose Mourinho is under pressure at Manchester United after a string of bad results © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYPochettino has spoken about how only winning the Premier League or Champions League will take the club to a different level and has not given up on the prospect of European success this season, but he knows the domestic title is a more realistic prospect.– Will Mourinho mix it up? –Manchester United have scored just 10 goals in seven Premier League games and their blunt forward line faces a challenge to break down Rafael Benitez’s defence-minded Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday.Mourinho’s midfield Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are a formidable unit and well-suited for a physical battle.But the under-fire manager might be tempted to pick somebody to pick the lock against Newcastle, perhaps turning to the likes of Juan Mata or one of his other creative link men.Fellaini said the whole dressing room is behind Mourinho but there is a growing sense the Portuguese boss is on borrowed time.– Leno’s chance to justify price tag –Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno will get his chance against Fulham to show why the Gunners paid around £19 million ($25 million) to sign him, with Petr Cech facing a spell on the sidelines after a hamstring injury.The German goalkeeper, 26, will be in the Premier League starting line-up for the first time for Arsenal, who are on an impressive run of eight straight wins in all competitions.With 36-year-old Cech in the twilight of his career, this could be a major chance for Leno to secure the number one spot for the long-term.Fixtures (1400 GMT unless stated)FridayBrighton v West Ham (1900)SaturdayBurnley v Huddersfield, Crystal Palace v Wolves, Leicester v Everton, Tottenham v Cardiff, Watford v Bournemouth, Manchester United v Newcastle (1630)SundayFulham v Arsenal (1100), Southampton v Chelsea (1315), Liverpool v Manchester City (1530)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) pits his wits against Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola in the Premier League this weekend © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 5 – Liverpool will be banking on the Anfield factor to propel them to victory against Manchester City this weekend as Jose Mourinho desperately tries to stop the rot at Manchester United.Despite becoming a major force in recent years, City have a miserable record at Liverpool, where they have not won in the Premier League since 2003.
QPR will try to beat Tottenham to the signing of goalkeeper Robert Green if West Ham fail to win promotion, according to the Daily Mirror.West Brom and Spanish side Malaga have also been linked with the England international, whose contract expires this summer.It is claimed that R’s boss Mark Hughes is ready to offer him as much as £50,000 a week to move to Loftus Road.Rangers’ current number-one keeper Paddy Kenny is tipped to join former boss Neil Warnock at Leeds United.West Ham are expected to offer Green a new deal but it seems less likely he will re-sign for them if they lose to Blackpool in the Championship play-off final.This page is regularly updated.Click here for Friday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Embed from Getty ImagesSlaven Bilic says Andy Carroll could return for West Ham in Monday’s derby against Chelsea.Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Hammers boss Bilic dismissed reports the east London club had attempted to sell Carroll to Chinese sides.The injury-plagued striker has not played for a month and has made just 11 Premier League appearances this season.But Bilic said: “Andy Carroll has been in training and I am optimistic of him playing against Chelsea.“He’s one of our best players and we want to keep him. We wouldn’t want to sell Andy to China.“You know how much I rate him. He is one of our best players and we want to keep him. The club didn’t try to sell him.” Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
How about that? Baron Davis still believes.The point guard who inexplicably led the “We Believe” Warriors past the Dallas Mavericks in 2007 is advising observers of the current Warriors to take a chill pill.TMZ Sports recently caught up with Davis at Petite Taqueria in West Hollywood (try the Lamb Ribs Barbacoa) when the Warriors were an unsightly 0-2.“I wouldn’t count them out,” Davis told TMZ. “It’s too early. Always judge a team after the first 20 games. After 20 games, you’ll know …
It is imperative that one takes the time out to look back and reflect on the efforts put into achieving a successful year. To review the work and the impact it has unearthed and most importantly opportunities that arose to help leverage in improving the mandate that Brand South Africa has to fulfil.As the custodian of the Nation Brand, tasked with marketing and managing its image, Brand South Africa makes efforts to continuously engage and collaborate with stakeholders in business, government and civil society. To articulate and get support in order to strengthen the Nation Brand’s competitiveness.Reflecting on the economic, political and social landscape, 2018 was an eventful year in South Africa. For Brand South Africa, it meant we had our work cut out for us in ensuring we continue to drive a positive narrative of the Nation Brand that inspires its people and is admired globally.Our flagship programme, Play Your Part, made positive strides reaching over 12 million people, encouraging South Africans to be active citizens, for corporates to strive for a positive footprint that influences and contributes to the upliftment of our communities.Let’s, for a moment take a trip down memory lane, some of the most creative – and award-winning – campaigns executed over the past financial year with the help of our creative agency – The ODD number.Over the past year, Brand South Africa, and our 100% Black Owned Advertising Agency, The Odd Number were proud recipients of multiple awards at the Loeries Awards. A testament to the messaging that resonates with citizens, the creative executions went on to win other awards such as the coveted Marklives Ad of the Year, Pendorings, and a couple of Ad of The Month awards. A proud moment for us indeed!The year ahead promises to be a great one for the country as we celebrate 25 years of democracy and for Brand South Africa as we strategically utilise challenges to further strengthen the Nation Brand image, and together with our partners we’re looking forward to inspiring new ways for our beloved Mzansi and the whole world to see.
The Deadliest CacheA film by TheHuntingYoshi | Norway“A geocacher is going on an FTF-hunt. Turns out, he might have made it more difficult than he needed to.” Who or what inspired this film?We asked around for ideas and a fellow geocacher (Lordwadar) came up with the idea about the FTF-hunter. I really liked it because every geocacher that has been on an exciting geocache hunt would see her or himself in that situation, and not just the FTF-hunters.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?Laffa and me are very good friends and we’d made some other films together. The hardest part was to come up a script that only had two actors. Because there were only the two of us doing all the work. I wrote it, shot it and directed it with Laffas help. Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?Every bit was both funny and challenging. But while I was behind the camera shooting, Laffa had to really do the hard work in this film. We had to shoot some of the scenes multiple times. The more tired he got, the funnier the scene seemed to become. In the final scene he jumps in the water fully clothed. I was afraid the water would be cold but he actually said the water was refreshing after rolling around in the woods all day long. If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?There is usually a trail going to the geocache. Look at the terrain difficulty to get a sense of how much bushing you need to do. What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Learn good camera handling. Make it short. Make cuts often. What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?Watching the creativity of the Geocaching community is amazing! The GIFF is one of the most enjoyable nights of the summer! SharePrint RelatedInterviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 3February 20, 2015In “GIFF”Interviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 1February 16, 2015In “Events”5 Tips for getting your video into GIFF 2015June 15, 2015In “Community” CacheheartA film by MudMen_GER | Germany“The cache king is dead and a new one has to be found. To climb the throne, we have to find the holy and royal FTF.” Who or what inspired this film?Our daughter Elizabeth was so inspired by the 2013 GIFF, she very much wanted to participate this year. Our family talked around several different ideas and we thought this one was the funniest.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?This was truly a family project. We each had multiple jobs: gathering supplies/costumes, acting, filming and editing.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?We had several issues including overcast weather and dwindling camera batteries, but the kids were so motivated to make this happen that we just kept persevering.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Geocaching is a fun (and funny) adventure. Get out there and explore some new places and have a great time doing it!What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Give it a try! Even if you have never done anything like this before, you CAN make a movie. We are excited to see what you come up with and we will be sitting in the audience to cheer you on next year.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?Watching the creativity of the Geocaching community is amazing! The GIFF is one of the most enjoyable nights of the summer! Who or what inspired this film?Having found out about the competition we wanted to give our own take on what Geocaching means to us. Since we live in Cornwall, a beautiful part of the UK, we wanted to show off a bit of the greenery and make a video that is both entertaining and would inspire people to make their own films.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?We were a crew of 3. Myself and Michael Bray were the creative force who put the whole thing together. We were also assisted by Ben Grocock, Michael’s friend who acted as Runner and Prop guy, as he provided the ammo crate for us! Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?We shot on a very hot day and poor old Michael had to wear that thick yellow hoodie for the whole shoot. He didn’t complain once and didn’t even take the thing off! We were limited to time when it came to Ben’s involvement as we could only shoot an hour with him so had to fit all his bits in first before he departed, but you wouldn’t have noticed it was shot completely out of order!If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Getting the first to find is a great goal for any geocacher, but don’t let it ruin the experience and fun of the game. Some geocachers take the FTF too seriously and it ruins the fun of it! Just enjoy the experience whether or not you get there first!What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Try and be creative! Have fun in making your film and make it to the best of your ability. It should reflect what you enjoy and should be a joy to watch. We expressed our interest through comedy sketch, but your film has to be something that you would enjoy watching if you were the audience. If you don’t enjoy watching your film then why should anyone else?What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?I am looking forward to perhaps giving it another crack. Being one of the 16 nominee’s was an honour and was really fun to travel the distance to attend. Fingers crossed for this year!That’s it for now, folks. Stay tuned for our next round of interviews with geocaching filmmakers on February 20th, 2015, where we’ll get a look at arguably the funniest geocaching videos around.Think your geocaching film has what it takes to have geocaching audiences cheering in approval? Visit the GIFF 2015 homepage and find out how to enter! For the first time in history, all 16 geocaching films from the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival are available to watch at the click of a button. If you have just 59 minutes to spare (and not a minute more) make those minutes worth your while.Watch the full films and decide which should receive the Global GIFF Audience Award here: http://bit.ly/1vFapUU.Here today for your reading pleasure are exclusive interviews with some of the featured filmmakers. Go behind-the-scenes and hear what the producers have to say about geocaching, movies, and life.GeoDoubleA film by Owen15 | Canada“Have you ever found yourself itching to go out for a ‘First to Find’ but know you really shouldn’t? If so, GeoDouble is perfect for you!” Share with your Friends:More First to Find — The Woodland HuntA film by CarboKnightLuke | United Kingdom“Two geocachers, Alan and Steve are on a mission to get the first to find, but unfortunately they are after the same cache. This can only mean trouble!” Geocaching With SasquatchA film by Frisky Biscuits | USA“A very clever Sasquatch figures out how to order up some snacks by publishing a geocache to attract people to his part of the forest.” Who or what inspired this film?The inspiration for our film came, because we were planing a geocaching tour to Scotland in Summer 2014. A wonderful country which we would like to visit since ages. So the story took place in a Scottish-like environment, but we never left Germany for shooting. The “Highlands” you can see in our film, is an old dump in the Ruhr district of Germany.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?The story of “Cacheheart” was created together with our workmate and geocaching partner Hövel. We all have the same sense of humor, which is importatn when you work on a project like this. To get all the background actors to the set we made a geocaching event. Because of the guidelines of Geocaching.com, we did an “After-Shooting-Event”. First working on our set and then relaxing at a fine little geocaching event. One actor, McMario, traveled 300 miles from Hamburg to be a part of our film. Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?One of the funnist moments were as Hövel slipped into the costume of the Marshmallow Man. It was not planned, but it looks so wired that we decided to let the costume in the final film. Challenging were the weather conditions on the day of shooting. It was raining and one or two background actors slipped on theirs butts down hill.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Have fun, be creative and don’t care if you are the first , second or tenth finder of a geocache.What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Don’t wait until tomorrow, start now. It makes so much fun to see how your GIFF film is growing. And if your film will be shown on the big screen in Seattle, it makes you proud.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?We already have plans for a participation on GIFF2015. The script is finished and we will start shooting in the next one or two month. We don’t want to betray too much, but the story is about the magic of geocaching. Who or what inspired this film?I was inspired by Saturday Night Live’s comedic ads for fictitious products and wanted to make one myself… geocaching style!How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?That for me was the easiest part since I was the whole team! I had some free time on my own at the beginning of the summer and thought this would be a fun project, and it was!Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?The most challenging scenes to film were the ‘clone’ scenes where I had to fit two of me into the same picture. I had limited software so it took many tries to produce a satisfying result. Also, for certain scenes I had to leave the house and embarrass myself in public. I would wait until all muggles had cleared and then quickly set up, film, pack up and bike away, within a few minutes.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Never miss an opportunity to go geocaching!What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?I would recommend capturing an element of geocaching that you particularly enjoy and portray it in a creative way.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?I really look forward to seeing another round of creative films and hopefully submitting one myself!
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in GBA articles usually assume that readers share the author’s primary goal: an energy-efficient house with a low rate of air leakage. That’s why many GBA authors take it for granted that builders involved with a residential project will understand basic building science principles, and won’t be confused by expressions like “the stack effect” or “thermal bridging.”If you hang out at GBA long enough, you internalize these assumptions. It’s easy to forget, however, that there are broad swaths of the United States where energy-efficient building practices are still uncommon. As Craig Savage, a former general contractor and JLC editor, recently noted, many builders, upon learning that new codes mandate blower door testing, respond with a “deer in the headlights” look.If you’re a GBA reader who is planning to build a custom home in Arizona or Alabama or South Dakota, and you describe construction methods you’ve learned about on GBA to your local builder, you may be met by a quizzical expression and the simple response, “We don’t build it that way around here.”Most U.S. builders haven’t had a chance to study building science basics. In much of the U.S., residential construction is lightly regulated (if it is regulated at all). In fact, it’s legal in many states for almost anyone with a pickup truck to call themselves a builder. Most U.S. builders begin earning a living without having undergone any classroom training in construction topics and without completing any job-site apprenticeship program. Unfortunately, it’s fairly common to discover that residential builders aren’t even familiar with local building code requirements.That said, a subset of U.S. builders is highly competent. You’re looking for one of the builders in this subset.Here are some… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now People often challenge me about my ideas in Eat Their Lunch, but mainly about the concept of Level 4 Value Creation and Entering the sales conversation from the right instead of the left (imagine Level 1 is on the left side of a slide, and Level 4 is on the right). The reason this is important is because your approach can make you irrelevant.Generally, those who have concerns start with the idea that the trends that are affecting their prospect’s business, or soon will be, will be known to the prospect and that the contact might know more than the salesperson. They also worry about the salesperson managing an understanding of multiple verticals. Three times in the last three months, a person concerned about this approach has suggested the salesperson would need to be a consultant from one of the big consulting firms to be able to hold their own in a conversation with their prospective clients.One of my deepest beliefs is that when people express a concern, it is true for them—even if it is not valid. Another one of my beliefs is that we often fear the wrong danger. Both are at play here. But before I resolve the concerns and help you fear the real threat, let’s look at what it sounds like when you sell at each level.Four Levels of Increasing ValueFirst, a quick primer. All of the levels of value are important. Some stakeholders care more about some levels of value. End-users generally care about features and benefits; leaders tend not to. Leaders tend to care more about the strategic value, even though most salespeople don’t know how to convey it, substituting a value proposition and an ROI calculation (a Level 3 approach).One of the examples someone shared with me was about a sales interaction from a company that provides data for salespeople. Let’s look at that as the example of the levels.Level 1: “We have the largest database of phone numbers and emails available at the lowest price.”Level 2: “We have the largest database of phone number and emails available, with a support team to help you build and manage your lists.Level 3: “We can your team the verified accurate data they need to be able to prospect efficiently and effectively, and we can integrate with your CRM.”Level 4: “I can help you acquire clients with the highest lifetime value faster.”No one wants to buy data. No one wants support. No one wants to integrate the data with their CRM. They want to acquire new clients faster and with greater certainty. You get to the lower value through the higher value.The lower levels of value are all still useful and necessary, but unfortunately, they are all levels of commoditization. When you make statements like examples 1 through 3, you identify yourself as undifferentiated. You are very literally saying what your competitors say. Not to worry, once you’ve identified yourself a commodity, someone will be kind enough to introduce you to purchasing and provide you with an RFP.Relevance versus DepthThe fear that the salesperson would need the knowledge of a consultant from one of the big firms is not the fear that should worry you. The real concern should be that you are irrelevant because you are not aware of what’s going on your client’s world, you have now ideas about how these things might be impacting their business, and that you have no theory about how you can help them with their strategic outcomes.There is a reason executives don’t show up to your meetings. The reason they miss meetings is the reason they don’t show up for a demo if you sell a SAAS product. The reason? You are not worth their time. You are not teaching them how to get the outcomes they need.Let’s look at the framework in Eat Their Lunch. It starts with Trends and an understanding of what’s changing in your client’s world. From there, it moves on to the proof of the trend and their direction. There is no reason to focus on any trend that doesn’t provide implications, as the consequences are what is necessary to compel change. Once you have established these, your views and your values lead to your recommendations. Your recommendations are how your dream client gets the strategic outcome.Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchYou Know More Than They DoI am going to dispel the concern about depth here, arguing against the idea that your dream client knows more than you do, specifically because I have not found it to be accurate as it pertains to sales.Your dream client knows more about their business than you do. They are also likely to know more about their vertical. What they know less about is the intersection of your business and their business. So how could they be expected to know more than you when they buy what you sell very few times, and you sell what they buy every day? You also have a company devoted to creating that value for hundreds or thousands of customers. You have greater depth by the very nature of your experience (and that of your entire enterprise, or at least you should).The RulesYou cannot be a trusted advisor without the ability to provide advice.You cannot be consultative without being able to guide the decisions your clients need to make.You cannot be either a trusted advisor or consultative while also being a “know-nothing.“The less you know, the more you need to rely on your company’s reputation and your product or service to sell itself, you being of no real value to your dream client outside of those things.Starting the conversation at lower levels of value identifies you as a commodity, not your product. The decision about where you start a conversation is not dependent on your product or service. It’s an individual choice.There should always be a disparity of information that is in your balance. If you don’t know something that your dream client doesn’t know, you are irrelevant.The person who shapes their client’s view is likely to be the one who commands their time, their attention, and their decisions. Someone will occupy this space, and it isn’t good for you when your competitor occupies that space.Bowing to Evolutionary PressureThe direction of the evolution of sales is clear. It is towards greater value creation and away from commoditization. On one side, there is an approach I call “super-transactional,” marked by the reduction of everything to commodity and where salespeople are increasingly unnecessary. On the other, there is an approach I call “super-relational,” where greater value creation is necessary and where salespeople deliver part of that higher value.The hard part about reality is that it doesn’t care about your fears or your feelings. Nor does it care if you decide to ignore its truth. See the Taxi Industry (Uber, Lyft). See Book Stores and almost all retail (Amazon.com). See Publishing (the internet), Television and Movies (see Netflix). See Pizza delivery (See DoorDash, UberEats, GrubHub). The list is inexhaustible.The hollow horn plays wasted words, Proves to warn that he not busy being born, Is busy dying. – Robert Zimmerman
The cast of popular TV show Comedy Nights With Kapil shot special episodes in Dubai recently and Dadi, played by Ali Asgar on the show, tried to give her trademark kiss to a sheikh there.Bittu Sharma’s perpetually drunk Dadi will be seen trying to give a sheikh her trademark Shagun Ki Pappi in the episode that will be aired this weekend on Colors. Actor Ali Asgar plays Kapil’s ‘dadi’ on Comedy Nights…Ever since it went live in June 2013, the show which has crossed the 100-episode mark has continuously entertained people.For the special episode, the entire team is hell bent on giving the best time to their fans. For instance Manju and Bua will be seen forcing Dadi to take on the ‘murga’ position after she is caught by the Dubai cops for stealing!While Dadi continues to be naughty in Dubai, Manju, essayed by Sumona Chakravarti, will surprise the viewers as she drops her sari-clad avatar and sports kurti and a pair of jeans.Upasana Singh as Bua will further make the audience laugh as she claims that she resembles fictional character Aladin’s mother owing to which she ventures into the depths of Dubai in a hunt of Aladin’s father!Palak, played by Kiku Sharda, went on a selfie spree to the extent that she even tried to click a selfie with a camel.Adding to their overall experience in a foreign land, the Sharma family will also be joined by the Creature 3D cast Bipasha Basu and Imran Naqvi along with singers Mika Singh and Shaan.advertisement