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Watch: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is one crowded house

All the Avengers plus Star Lord and his crew and guest appearances wherever necessary.

The Marvel galaxy of superheroes are joining forces for what is the possibly the most ambitious movie under the banner: the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. The trailer for the first part came out on Wednesday. The movie will be released on May 3, 2018.

The cast of the first two films, including Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor reunite. They are joined by half-human and half-alien Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and his fellow cosmic adventurers from Guardians of the Galaxy.

The movie picks up four years from the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, according to Variety. This time, the Avengers unite against Thanos, (played by Josh Brolin), who wants to collect all six of the Infinity Stones that will make him invincible. So momentous is the task that the Avengers collaborate with Star Lord and company to bring Thanos down.

“The fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain,” Marvel has said without a trace of irony about the movie.

Avengers: Infinity War and the second part, which will come out in 2019, have been directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who had helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). The movie also stars Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd.

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Avengers: Infinity War
marks 10 years since Iron Man, the first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, the studio has come out with 16 movies based on characters from Marvel comics. The 17 movies have collectively grossed more than $13 billion.

The trailer has received rave reviews and has generated much buzz on Twitter.

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Advice from an ex-robber on how to keep your home safe

Tips on a more hands-on approach of keeping your house secure.

Home, a space that is entirely ours, holds together our entire world. Where our children grow-up, parents grow old and we collect a lifetime of memories, home is a feeling as much as it’s a place. So, what do you do when your home is eyed by miscreants who prowl the neighbourhood night and day, plotting to break in? Here are a few pre-emptive measures you can take to make your home safe from burglars:

1. Get inside the mind of a burglar

Before I break the lock of a home, first I bolt the doors of the neighbouring homes. So that, even if someone hears some noise, they can’t come to help.

— Som Pashar, committed nearly 100 robberies.

Burglars study the neighbourhood to keep a check on the ins and outs of residents and target homes that can be easily accessed. Understanding how the mind of a burglar works might give insights that can be used to ward off such danger. For instance, burglars judge a house by its front doors. A house with a sturdy door, secured by an alarm system or an intimidating lock, doesn’t end up on the burglar’s target list. Upgrade the locks on your doors to the latest technology to leave a strong impression.

Here are the videos of 3 reformed robbers talking about their modus operandi and what discouraged them from robbing a house, to give you some ideas on reinforcing your home.

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2. Survey your house from inside out to scout out weaknesses

Whether it’s a dodgy back door, a misaligned window in your parent’s room or the easily accessible balcony of your kid’s room, identify signs of weakness in your home and fix them. Any sign of neglect can give burglars the idea that the house can be easily robbed because of lax internal security.

3. Think like Kevin McCallister from Home Alone

You don’t need to plant intricate booby traps like the ones in the Home Alone movies, but try to stay one step ahead of thieves. Keep your car keys on your bed-stand in the night so that you can activate the car alarm in case of unwanted visitors. When out on a vacation, convince the burglars that the house is not empty by using smart light bulbs that can be remotely controlled and switched on at night. Make sure that your newspapers don’t pile up in front of the main-door (a clear indication that the house is empty).

4. Protect your home from the outside

Collaborate with your neighbours to increase the lighting around your house and on the street – a well-lit neighbourhood makes it difficult for burglars to get-away, deterring them from targeting the area. Make sure that the police verification of your hired help is done and that he/she is trustworthy.

While many of us take home security for granted, it’s important to be proactive to eliminate even the slight chance of a robbery. As the above videos show, robbers come up with ingenious ways to break in to homes. So, take their advice and invest in a good set of locks to protect your doors. Godrej Locks offer a range of innovative locks that are un-pickable and un-duplicable. To secure your house, see here.

The article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Godrej Locks and not by the Scroll editorial team.