Gourav Pilania

Gourav Pilania

Staunch Liverpool supporter & massive Steven Gerrard fan. BlackCaps supporter since 2006. Currently studying Journalism & Mass Communication at Amity University. Likes to talk about cricket, football & acting. Doesn't like mundane. As a result, he likes Irrfan Khan. On a quest finding his ultimate Haryanvi demons.
  • Dec- 2017 -
    18 December
    NewsPhoto of Roadies Xtreme Hits The Ground Running In The Capital City For The Most XTREME Season Ever

    Roadies Xtreme Hits The Ground Running In The Capital City For The Most XTREME Season Ever

    MTV, the voice of the youth is back with the country’s longest-running reality show’s fifteenth and most XTREME season ever, Roadies Xtreme. Bringing in a tinge of adventure and surprise for the audience and gang leaders, original Roadie, Rannvijay Singha will be ushering in the ‘unexpected’ this time around. To determine who gets to be in their gang, adventure squad…

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  • Aug- 2017 -
    18 August
    FeaturedPhoto of Internet’s First Ever Reality Show is Here!

    Internet’s First Ever Reality Show is Here!

    In an exclusive interview with Quirkybyte’s Gourav Pilania, Jitendra Kumar, aka Jeetu, of TVF Pitchers opened up about his journey & gave details about the 2nd season of TVF Pitchers. TVF is coming up with internet’s first ever reality show “TVF presents Airtel connected LIVE”. It is a LIVE web-reality event which will take place from August 18 – 20th. Featuring fan favorite…

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  • 10 August
    MoviesPhoto of 10 Upcoming Movies Which Will Make You Weep

    10 Upcoming Movies Which Will Make You Weep

    Everyone has that list of movies which hit the emotional chords in its truest sense as you relate to some character or a situation in the movies. Be it Andrew Garfield’s Breathe or Jake Gyllenhaal’s Stronger, we are in for some stories which will emotionally drain us. We have made a similar list of movies which will be released this…

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  • Jul- 2017 -
    30 July
    NewsPhoto of 5 Things To Expect from Sigourney Weaver in Marvel’s The Defenders

    5 Things To Expect from Sigourney Weaver in Marvel’s The Defenders

    The wait to see Matt and Danny doing flippy punches and spinny kicks while Jessica and Luke just shove people out of their way has finally ended as Marvel’s The Defenders is scheduled to be released almost three weeks from now. August 18 is the date & the 4-year long wait for ‘The Defenders’ has finally come to an end…

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  • 18 July
    MoviesPhoto of 4 Reasons To Get Excited for Dunkirk

    4 Reasons To Get Excited for Dunkirk

    From the director of Interstellar, Inception & Batman..” That’s a great marketing strategy to hook people into watching the movie. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is releasing in India on 21st July & we can’t wait. The reviews have arrived & the majority of them are rating Dunkirk Christopher Nolan’s best movie till date. 1. It’s a Christopher Nolan movie Christopher Nolan…

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  • 17 July
    MoviesPhoto of 10 Iconic Roles Rejected By Famous Actors In Hollywood

    10 Iconic Roles Rejected By Famous Actors In Hollywood

    Time is limited and some opportunities never repeat themselves. When you are an actor, it is actually a very hard pill to swallow if a character or a role that you apparently turned down goes on to become a favorite among movie buffs. There have been various roles over the years that you don’t know which was turned down &…

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  • 16 July
    CelebsPhoto of Emmanuel Lubezki: The man, The myth, The legend

    Emmanuel Lubezki: The man, The myth, The legend

    Despite adding various layers and dimensions to the story in terms of lighting and framing, Emmanuel Lubezki power to evoke strong human emotions is his greatest asset & how he does it every single time is quite extraordinary in itself. To bring something to the story, the maverick in a cinematographer has to break its shackles in order to woo…

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  • Jun- 2017 -
    30 June
    CelebsPhoto of MTV’s VJ and Ex-Roadie Varun Sood Feels Splitsvilla Is More Difficult Than Roadies

    MTV’s VJ and Ex-Roadie Varun Sood Feels Splitsvilla Is More Difficult Than Roadies

    In an exclusive interview with Quirkybyte’s Gourav Pilania, Varun Sood opened up about his time in Roadies & his affection for dogs and a lot more. Varun Sood, ex-Roadie & Splitsvillain has stamped his place in the television business. Varun made his debut as VJ by hosting NBA Slam alongside Rannvijay. In an exclusive interview with Quirkybyte, we caught up…

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  • 29 June
    CelebsPhoto of 9 Things You Didn’t Know about ‘Sherlock’ Star Benedict Cumberbatch

    9 Things You Didn’t Know about ‘Sherlock’ Star Benedict Cumberbatch

    Did you know that Benedict Cumberbatch filmed his Star Trek: Into Darkness audition on an iPhone in a friend’s kitchen? Yes, ‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch actually did that. Aren’t your eyes wide open already? There’s more to it. Here are some amazing things or incidents about Benedict Cumberbatch & his life that will make you go absolute bananas. He taught…

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  • May- 2017 -
    5 May
    MoviesPhoto of 5 Most Amazing Movies of Christopher Nolan

    5 Most Amazing Movies of Christopher Nolan

    When we talk about movies, Christopher Nolan is one director who’s loved by everyone. He tries something different every single time & it works which sets him apart from the other directors. Here, I’m listing top 5 movies of Nolan. I’m not rating the movies. This is just a random order. P.S.: THE DARK KNIGHT HASN’T BEEN INCLUDED BECAUSE IT…

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  • Mar- 2017 -
    18 March
    GeneralPhoto of Jat Agitation Version 2.0

    Jat Agitation Version 2.0

    ”Taking the line of least resistance, we lump the most different people together under the same heading. Taking the line of least resistance, we ascribe to them collective crimes, collective acts, and opinions. “The Serbs have massacred…”, “The English have devastated…”, “The Jews have confiscated…”, “The Blacks have torched”, “The Arabs refuse…”. We blithely express sweeping judgments on whole peoples,…

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  • Sep- 2016 -
    13 September
    FootballPhoto of Deadline Day Signings 2016

    Deadline Day Signings 2016

    [lazyimage][/lazyimage]Deadline day and surprises. A combination which turns the world upside down of every supporter. It’s a day when all the football clubs go absolutely bananas, apples, oranges and what not. The football clubs hunt down the players & get them to sign the contract before the clock hits the last moment. Premier League clubs spent more than £155m on transfer deadline…

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  • Aug- 2016 -
    7 August
    FootballPhoto of 7 Players To Watch Out For Who Might Set The Premier League Alight

    7 Players To Watch Out For Who Might Set The Premier League Alight

    [lazyimage][/lazyimage]Premier League clubs have spent around £490m in the month since the summer transfer window opened on 1 July. Here are 7 new arrivals in Premier League who we can’t wait to watch. Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund has brought great piece of excitement & jubilation among the fans. The 27-year-old joined United for an…

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  • 1 August
    NewsPhoto of India’s brightest medal prospects at Rio 2016 Olympics

    India’s brightest medal prospects at Rio 2016 Olympics

    When Jeff Fenech, a retired Australian boxer, was asked about the important of an Olympic medal, he said – “An Olympic medal is the greatest achievement and honor that can be received by an athlete. I would swap any World Title to have won gold at the Olympics.” Rio 2016 Olympics are not even a week away now & India…

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  • Jul- 2016 -
    31 July
    BooksPhoto of 4 Books that come under ‘Must Read’ category

    4 Books that come under ‘Must Read’ category

    Charles Eliot once said – ‘Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.’ In this article, I have compiled a list of four books which come under the must-read category. Norwegian Wood is a 1987 novel by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The novel is…

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  • 30 July
    MoviesPhoto of 4 Hollywood Movies Which Are Worth The Hype

    4 Hollywood Movies Which Are Worth The Hype

    The excitement levels aren’t dropping anytime soon as the second half of 2016 has some exciting Hollywood movies to offer. Here are some of these. Doctor Strange Doctor Strange is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to…

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  • 28 July
    TechnologyPhoto of 5 New Features In Android N

    5 New Features In Android N

    There seems to a lot of hype surrounding Android N. Android 7.0 “Nougat” is an upcoming release of the Android operating system. First released as an alpha build on March 9, 2016, it is expected to be officially released in the third quarter of 2016 (late July or early August). Android 7.0 introduces notable changes to the operating system and…

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  • 11 July
    GamingPhoto of FIFA 17

    FIFA 17

    The hype & buzz around FIFA games is immense. Only true football fanatics understand the real emotions behind the game. Well, I’m that guy who likes to park the bus & rile up the other player. It’s always fun playing FIFA with your mates. FIFA 17 is all set to launch in a couple of months & we just can’t…

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  • 7 July
    MoviesPhoto of 5 Bollywood Movies To Look Out For This Year

    5 Bollywood Movies To Look Out For This Year

    Bollywood’s offering some great movies in second half of 2016 & here are some of those worth mentioning: Rustom: Rustom is an upcoming Bollywood film written by Vipul K Rawal and directed by Tinu Suresh Desai. It features Akshay Kumar and Ileana D’Cruz in the lead roles. It is based on the real-life incident of Naval Officer K.M. Nanavati. Principal photography of the film was commenced in…

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  • Jun- 2016 -
    30 June
    NewsPhoto of Brexit: A Situation Driven by Extreme Levels of Xenophobia

    Brexit: A Situation Driven by Extreme Levels of Xenophobia

    “The eurosceptic genie is out of the bottle and it will now not be put back,” he said. “EU’s finished, EU’s dead.” The name’s Nigel Farage, head of the anti-EU UK Independence Party who led this event which will go down in the history books as one of the greatest triumphs. Not much of a triumph for the common people,…

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  • May- 2016 -
    22 May
    TechnologyPhoto of Top 5 Phones Under 15k Price

    Top 5 Phones Under 15k Price

    In a country where the ideal range is considered 8k-15k, mobile companies have come a long way. Every day there are new phones being launched. The companies have started releasing more phones in that range rather than the flagship phones. New mobile companies have made their mark in the past year & half. Gone are the days people relied only…

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  • Mar- 2016 -
    27 March
    CricketPhoto of Rahane Must Start Against Kangaroos

    Rahane Must Start Against Kangaroos

    A condition which demands sheer power to mentally bludgeon the opposition, Ajinkya Rahane is found just too noble a man. As India go head to head  against Australia with a do-or-die situation for Dhoni’s men, Ajinkya must start. Ajinkya has made a name for himself after some stellar performances in the past year & a half. It’s not just in…

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  • 14 March
    SocietyPhoto of Jhajjar: On my way home

    Jhajjar: On my way home

    I had to stop in the middle while on my way to Jhajjar which is my hometown. I see around 200 people blocking the road. I knew about the protest going on over reservation but little did I know how things will unfold in the coming days. A group of six 19 year olds ask me & my friend –…

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  • Feb- 2016 -
    17 February
    MoviesPhoto of Shah Rukh’s ‘Raees’ vs Salman’s ‘Sutan’ vs Aamir’s ‘Dangal’

    Shah Rukh’s ‘Raees’ vs Salman’s ‘Sutan’ vs Aamir’s ‘Dangal’

    2016 is going to be super fun for the Bollywood fanboys as the three Khans go head-to-head this time as well which comes out as no surprise. Here, I try to give you a slight hint of what the movies are gonna offer you. Raees Raees is an upcoming 2016 Indian crime-drama film directed by  Rahul Dholakia  and produced by  Gauri Khan,…

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  • Jan- 2016 -
    17 January
    MoviesPhoto of Top Movies from Anurag Kashyap’s Vault

    Top Movies from Anurag Kashyap’s Vault

    When we talk about brilliant direction, Anurag Kashyap always tends to cross our mind. It’s the subtle & crisp way of his which moves us around & makes us form several layers in our mind. Movies are a brilliant way to showcase your ideas and messages to the public & Kashyap truly bosses this medium. Here are some of his…

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  • Dec- 2015 -
    4 December
    SocietyPhoto of The Sad State Of My Generation & The Doleful State Of A Bihari!

    The Sad State Of My Generation & The Doleful State Of A Bihari!

    As the famous British historian Dr. Arnold Toynbee once said, “It is already becoming clearer that a chapter which has a Western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race… At this supremely dangerous moment in history, the only way of salvation for mankind is the Indian…

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  • Nov- 2015 -
    15 November
    MoviesPhoto of Main Aur Charles Review

    Main Aur Charles Review

    Main Aur Charles is a solid portrayal of Charles Sobhraj. It is dark & intense. It starts off by depicting Sobhraj’s activities & history in Thailand with the background music falling in the place at just the right time. As soon as you get to know about his lifestyle in Thailand, the screenplay shifts on to Sobharaj’s imprisonment in India.…

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  • Oct- 2015 -
    23 October
    FootballPhoto of Premier League Gameweek 10 Preview

    Premier League Gameweek 10 Preview

    Aston Villa – Swansea City Aston Villa have won just one of their eight Premier League meetings with Swansea (D3 L4), losing each of the last three and failing to score in the last two. Swansea City have collected just two points from their last five Premier League away games (D2 L3). Tim Sherwood has lost 14 of his 22…

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  • 21 October
    TechnologyPhoto of iOS 9 : Everything you need to know about

    iOS 9 : Everything you need to know about

    1. On iPad , a two-finger drag on the keyboard moves the cursor freely like a traditional trackpad making positioning the cursor and selecting text easier. On the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, a force press on the keyboard also allows the user to move the cursor like a trackpad. A shortcut bar has been added including cut, copy, paste,…

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  • 20 October
    FootballPhoto of UCL Tuesday Knockout Preview

    UCL Tuesday Knockout Preview

      Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Roma Bayer Leverkusen and Roma’s only previous meeting was in the 2004/05 Champions League group stages. The German side won 3-1 in Leverkusen and there was a 1-1 draw in Rome. Bayer Leverkusen have reached the Last 16 in each of the past four seasons they’ve been involved in the Champions League. None of Bayer…

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  • 16 October
    FootballPhoto of La Liga GW8 Preview

    La Liga GW8 Preview

    Real Madrid – Levante Real Madrid have won their last seven La Liga games against Levante. They have never won eight in a row against them. The Valencians have been shut out against Real Madrid in three consecutive La Liga games. Levante have won only one of their last 10 visits to Santiago Bernabéu (L9), 0-1 in 2007 with a…

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  • 15 October
    FootballPhoto of Premier League GW9 Preview

    Premier League GW9 Preview

    Tottenham Hotspur – Liverpool Spurs are the only Premier League team not to have lost since the opening weekend (W3 D4). Liverpool have won five successive league games against Spurs for the first time since 1976; this is the 145th league clash between the sides but neither has ever won six in a row. The last time Spurs lost six…

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  • 4 October
    FootballPhoto of Premier League 2015-16 Sunday Preview

    Premier League 2015-16 Sunday Preview

      Everton – Liverpool Everton have gone nine league games without a victory against their neighbours Liverpool. They’ve not gone 10 games without a victory against the Reds since 1984 (a run of 11 games). Liverpool have lost just one of their last eight Premier League games at Goodison Park, losing 2-0 in October 2010. The last three have ended…

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  • Sep- 2015 -
    30 September
    TechnologyPhoto of 7 Free Android Apps that You Should Download Right Now

    7 Free Android Apps that You Should Download Right Now

    With more than a billion people on the android platform, I have compiled a list of apps which you might have never heard of and are basically must have. Mobdro : Want to stream a match? Not at home? Mobdro is just the right place for you. You can stream more than 300 international channels for free. From Sky Sports…

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  • 20 September
    FootballPhoto of Liverpool vs Norwich City Preview

    Liverpool vs Norwich City Preview

    After a disappointing result against Bordeaux in Europa League, Liverpool now face Norwich City at Anfield. This game’s result will affect not just the table but so many things. Liverpool Liverpool started the season well with seven points out of nine in the first three games. Two consecutive losses after that & #KloppToTheKop started trending. Football’s a funny game &…

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  • 17 September
    FootballPhoto of 3 Liverpool Players Who Need to Start Tonight & Prove their Worth

    3 Liverpool Players Who Need to Start Tonight & Prove their Worth

    After last week’s thrashing handed by Man Utd, LFC need to buck up big time & it’s now or never. Finals are a long way to go, but Liverpool should take this competition seriously & prove their willingness to win some silverware for the supporters & themselves. It’s that game where some positions are up for grabs & there will…

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  • 12 September
    FootballPhoto of Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview: 3 Aspects of the Match Today

    Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview: 3 Aspects of the Match Today

    The biggest game in England. Daddy of all derbies is back. As Manchester United go head to head with Liverpool, I try to discuss 3 aspects of the game that will decide the winner. Is Wayne Rooney going to start? Manchester United’s captain Wayne Rooney will undergo a late fitness test as Louis Van Gaal told the reporters on Friday.…

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  • 4 September
    MoviesPhoto of 5 Bollywood Masterpieces That Should Be On Your Watch List

    5 Bollywood Masterpieces That Should Be On Your Watch List

    There’s always this one movie that you find by mistake & is a cult classic. I’ve compiled a list of 5 movies which’ll be prove to be lifechanging or it will still haunt you for weeks & will question your conscience: Ship of Theseus SOT’s got to be #1 in your watchlist. Directed by Anand Gandhi, it is a journey…

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