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Just a day before MWC starts, Samsung has officially announced its 2018 flagship duo, the Galaxy S9, and S9 Plus.

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The display department hasn't changed a lot. The S9 and S9 Plus mount a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED panels from Samsung. The aspect ratio stands at 18.5:9 in a taller form factor. The US and China are getting a 10nm based Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor while the other markets will be powered by Samsung's proprietary  Exynos 9810 CPU. 

And this is where the similarities between the two phones end. Following Apple, Samsung is packing the Plus model with more bells and whistles. The RAM got a usual upgrade to 6GB compared to 4GB of Galaxy S8. The storage also gets doubled at 128GB for Galaxy S9 Plus. Thankfully, Samsung is still keeping a micro-SD slot and a headphone jack.

(c) Twitter/Verge(c) Twitter/Verge

The S9 features single lens 12MP rear camera with a variable aperture at f/1.5 and f/2.4. The f/1.5 aperture kicks in dark situations and helps to gather more light to improve the image quality. The f/2.4 shows off its advantage in daylight conditions and reduce the over-sharpening of images often done by a wide aperture. The single LED flash and OIS are there as well.

The bigger brother comes with dual camera setup and the primary camera works similar to Galaxy S9's 12MP snapper while the secondary camera features a telephoto lens. The functionality is same as Note 8 with Live focus mode that adds fake blur in the background and let you adjust the blur after the image is saved. Both the lens are OIS equipped too.

The addition of new and powerful chipset has added the support for 4K video recording at 60 frames per second. The video camera is also capable to shoot what Samsung calls Super Slow-Motion film at 720p@960fps.

(c) Youtube/Verge(c) Youtube/Verge

The selfie shooter stands at the 8MP resolution and this time Samsung has added portrait mode too. The company has also packed their version of AR emojis. Unlike Apple, Samsung will make a similar avatar of your face using the front camera and the users can use it to make a gif and animated videos and unlike Apple, these are shareable to major social platforms.

For the first time, Samsung has implemented stereo speakers that are specially tuned by AKG. The microphone at the top and the bottom speakers work simultaneously to deliver the best possible sound experience. And don't worry, the headphone jack is here to stay!

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus pack 3000mAh and 3500mAh battery respectively. Unfortunately, Samsung is still stuck with adaptive fast charging based on Quick Charge 2.0.

(c) Youtube/Verge(c) Youtube/Verge

The fingerprint scanner is now moved to below camera, making it more accessible than ever. The iris scanner and Android Face Unlock will work together to provide better security and an instant response time.

The S9 series runs on Android Oreo 8.0.0 with Samsung Experience 9.5 on top. The two devices will retail for $600 and $700 respectively (Approx INR and INR xxx). There is no word as to when the two devices will be available in India however we will keep you updated as soon as we have the information. 


For us common people, insurance means life insurance and health insurance, but celebrities have a few different assets that need some protection. Insuring themselves is important for celebs and who can blame them, tbh?

We have Rihanna who has insured her legs for a whopping $1 million, because come on, look at her and her legs for days.

#SOSTONED collection is finally out today!!! Thank you @manoloblahnikhq for another fun collaboration! Pictured above: "Purple Chalice"

A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Jul 6, 2017 at 5:45pm PDT

Even David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have their legs insured for $195 million amp $145 million.

Sol Perez Insures Her World Famous Bum For Rs6.5 CroreTwitter

And, one of the most famous celebrities to get insurance on one of their body parts is none other than Jennifer Lopez. JLo has her butt insured for 27 million freaking dollars!

#calibash #amoramoramor

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Jan 21, 2018 at 1:24am PST

Now, there's someone new joining her in this whole bum insurance thing. A weather presenter in Argentina has insured her world-famous bum for a whopping $100,000 to protect it, of course.

Villa Carlos Paz âï¸

A post shared by Solci Perez #lachicadelclima (@lasobrideperez) on Feb 22, 2018 at 3:04pm PST

Considered to be Argentina's sexiest weather girl, 24-year-old Sol Perez has also become somewhat of an international social media star, all thanks to her famous bum, and that's probably why it needed to be protected at all costs.

El calor de Carlos Paz âï¸

A post shared by Solci Perez #lachicadelclima (@lasobrideperez) on Feb 15, 2018 at 3:43pm PST

She presents the weather on the TyC Sports channel, but going by her Instagram pictures, she's more known for online presence than anything else.

Along with her, he bum is also a star on social media, so therefore she found a company willing to offer up a suitably sizeable settlement for her most-prized asset.

Mi piel no le teme a nada, disparame al corazón.

A post shared by Solci Perez #lachicadelclima (@lasobrideperez) on Jan 25, 2018 at 8:30am PST

She has also talked about how it wasn't easy to get her insurance worthy look. She has revealed that she gained around 10kgs after an intense workout regime, which was a combination of fitness and weightlifting that gave her tiny frame the best results.

ð¿ð¿ð @bikinisbydonatellas

A post shared by Solci Perez #lachicadelclima (@lasobrideperez) on Jan 9, 2018 at 7:38am PST

While talking to The Mirror, she said, “I like the culture around fitness and the atmosphere of a gym. It is trendy to post workout pictures at the moment but I only share what I want others to see.”


For a former black belt and a Karate trainer, gymnastics is not always the natural choice. However, Aruna Reddy was not meant for the obvious choices. Her father enrolled her in an academy in Hyderabad when she was just eight years old and that marked the beginning of her relationship with sports. Today, she has carved history by winning a bronze medal and getting India its first world cup medal.

aruna reddy wins first indian world cup medal© Twitter

She registered a score of 13.369 points in the Women's Vault event.

WAG Vault Medal Ceremony ð#GymnasticsWorldCup #MelbWC18 #VisitVictoria #VisitMelbourne pic.twitter.com/Hozv3xcsHX

— World Cup Gymnastics (@gymworldcup) February 24, 2018

The Vault has previously been made famous by Dipa Karmakar , who is not participating this year owing to a knee injury. However, the pro was quick to congratulate Aruna for this historic win.

So proud of you Aruna!! Congratulations on your outstanding achievement! ð#Gymnastics #Gymnasticsworldcup #Bronze #India https://t.co/FRaYwMYdUr

— Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) February 24, 2018

In a telephonic interview with TOI, Aruna shared her immediate thoughts. “Every medal I will win is dedicated to my father. Indian gymnastics is synonyms to Dipa, but now people will know that there's Aruna Reddy as well. “We have been training together since 2011. We are not rivals and can't be. We are each other's support system during training and competition time. We treat each other as sisters and are close friends. Her hard work actually inspires me. Even before leaving for this competition, Dipa had motivated me by telling me to give my best shot and not to feel the pressure”. 

aruna reddy wins indias first world cup medal© Twitter

With the stellar win, congratulations were in tow for the winner.

Many congratulations to Aruna Budda Reddy for creating history and clinching bronze in women's vault at  #GymnasticsWorldCup pic.twitter.com/YkWCgGp1A2

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 25, 2018

Congratulations to Aruna Reddy for giving India its first medal in the Gymnastics World Cup. This is a landmark achievement and Aruna has done our country proud #PresidentKovind

— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 25, 2018

Aruna Budda Reddy creates history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup.She won Bronze at #GymnasticsWorldCup 2018.

Congratulations girl. India is Proud of its Daughter.#JaiHind #vandemataram ð®ð³#ArunaBuddaReddy #girlpower pic.twitter.com/6qgE2wvT0q

— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) February 25, 2018

Aruna has made us super proud and we only have mad respect for our wonder woman! 


Sridevi's death is a loss that will haunt the entire nation for a very long time. The veteran actress passed away at the age of 54 last night in Dubai due to a cardiac arrest. She was there with her family for Mohit Marwah's wedding. 

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A post shared by Sridevi Kapoor (@sridevi.kapoor) on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:05am PST


A post shared by Sridevi Kapoor (@sridevi.kapoor) on Feb 21, 2018 at 8:30pm PST

Like millions of her fans and the selected few who had the luxury of personally knowing her, Ram Gopal Varma is also deeply affected by her untimely demise. He took to social media today and expressed his sorrow in a heartfelt obituary note for the beautiful actress.

"I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cellphone and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more. I thought that either it is a nightmare or a hoax and I went back to sleep. An hour later, I woke up to check and there were around 50 messages informing me of the same. Back in the times when I was in engineering college in Vijayawada, I happened to see her first Telugu film 'Padaharella Vayasu'. I was awestruck with her beauty and I walked out of the theatre in a daze thinking that she cannot be a real person and she has to be some fantasy form who somehow has taken a human shape. Then I saw her various other films, all of which constantly created a higher bench mark of both her talent and her beauty. To me, she looked like some being who has come from some other world in the outer space as a favour to bless us for a little while for all the good we might have done in this world. She was like a creation of God which he does whenever he is in a very special mood as a very, very special gift to mankind.”

#RIP evergreen beauty #sridevi ððð

A post shared by sanjukta samanta (@sanjuktasamanta) on Feb 25, 2018 at 12:33am PST

He also shared the details of his first meeting with her and what it made him feel. “My journey to Sridevi started when I was preparing for my debut film 'Shiva'. I used to walk from Nagarjuna's office in Chennai to a neighbouring street where Sridevi used to live and I used to just stand and watch Sridevi's house from outside her gate. I just could not believe that the goddess of beauty lives in that stupid looking house. I say stupid, because I believed that no man-made house deserved to house that beauty called Sridevi. I used to so desperately hope to catch a glimpse of her as she went in or out of her house. But sadly no such thing ever happened. And then after 'Shiva' released and became a big hit, a producer came to me and asked if I was interested in doing a film with Sridevi. I said "Are you mad or what? I will die to just see her, let alone make a film with her!" He arranged a meeting with her and took me to meet her at that very same house where I used to stand outside the gate and stare. At night, we went and as luck would have it, there was a power cut in her house. So I was sitting in her living room in candle light along with the producer waiting for the angel to appear and my heart was thumping like mad. Her mother told us she was busy packing as she was about to catch a flight to go to Mumbai.

As we were waiting, every once in a while Sridevi was rapidly crossing the living room as she was moving from one room to another room in a rush to finish her packing even as she apologetically smiled at me for the delay. Every time she was appearing and disappearing in a flash and the director in me started slow motioning her and running her backward and forward for my visual pleasure. Finally, she came and sat in the living room, just said a mandatory few lines that she would very much like to work with me and then she left for Mumbai. I continued talking to her mother with enormous respect and awe because she actually gave birth to Sridevi. I went back to my place feeling like I was in the seventh heaven. The way Sridevi sat in front of me in the candle light got imprinted in my mind like an exquisite painting and with her image completely filling both my mind and my heart, I started writing Kshana Kshanam.

Still in shocked can't believe really can't believe... you're my all time favourite since my childhood and you will be always my fav..no one can..love you forever #sridevi miss you #ripsridevi #Ø¥Ùا_ÙÙÙ_ÙØ¥Ùا_Ø¥ÙÙÙ_راجعÙÙ

A post shared by @ iamfatima10_ on Feb 25, 2018 at 12:35am PST

Talking about his dream coming true when he finally got the pleasure of working with her, he shared a few insights from that experience as well. “I wrote Kshana Kshanam with the one and only purpose so as to impress Sridevi. Kshana Kshanam was intended by me as a love letter to her. Throughout the making of Kshana Kshanam, I just could not take my eyes off her charm, her beauty, her personality and her demeanour was a new discovery for me.

She had an invisible wall around her and she does not let anyone cross that. Behind that wall, she maintains her dignity and her self-respect and she never lets anyone inside. Also, during the course of working with her and observing her technique of acting, I began to understand more and more as a director about the nuances of performances and characterizations because for me, she formed the epitome of cinematic acting. Her popularity and stardom had to be seen to be believed. We were shooting for the climax in Nandyal for Kshana Kshanam and the whole town of Nandyal came to a standstill when they came to know that Sridevi was in town. Banks, government offices, schools, colleges, everything in town closed as everyone wanted to see Sridevi. She stayed in a traveller's bungalow in Nandyal and at a little distance, I was staying in another bungalow. There used to be a crowd of atleast 20,000 people around her bungalow throughout the night just staring at it. There were about 50 tough guys along with a 100 strong police force who used to continuously guard her. When we were at the location, we used to know that Sridevi started from her bungalow to come to location because we used to see a column of dust travelling towards us from the distance. The dust was due to the thousands of people running behind her car. I have never seen more of a super star and now, she just got extinguished.

In the end, he closes the obituary with heavy, emotional words. Sridevi is the most beautiful and the most sensuous woman God ever created and I think he creates such exquisite pieces of art like her only once in a thousand years. Though she is no longer there, we, her directors, fortunately have her captured as a goddess of beauty in our cameras and our cinematic angel has now just become a divine angel.

I thank God for creating Sridevi and I thank Louis Lumiere for creating the movie camera for giving us an opportunity to contain her forever. I still cannot believe that she is no more and I am lying in bed writing about my memories of her. I so hope I am still having a bad dream, but I know I am not. I hate Sridevi. I hate her for making me realise that she too is finally only just a human being. I hate that her heart too has to beat to live. I hate that she too has a heart which can just stop like anybody else's. I hate that I lived to see the messages informing me of her death. I hate God for killing her. And I hate Sridevi for dying. I love you Sri, wherever you are and I will always love you." Sridevi is survived by her husband and two daughters. 


While the nation is still shocked with the news of Sridevi's untimely demise, there is one thing in particular that is making the internet go crazy right now. Around an hour before the news of her death broke; Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to express an unusual thought. He tweeted about how he felt 'uneasy'.

T 2625 - न à¤à¤¾à¤¨à¥ à¤à¥à¤¯à¥à¤ , à¤à¤ à¤à¤à¥à¤¬ सॠà¤à¤¬à¤°à¤¾à¤¹à¤ हॠरहॠहॠ !!

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 24, 2018

People on the internet are convinced that his 'intuitive' tweet was like a premonition about her death. The coincidence is too strong actually.

Talk About Sixth Sense. ð #Sridevi #RIPSridevi pic.twitter.com/Lc69y5Ygx0

— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 24, 2018


@SrBachchan सर, à¤à¤ªà¤à¥ à¤à¤¬à¤°à¤¾à¤¹à¤ बिलà¤à¥à¤² à¤à¤¾à¤¯à¤à¤¼ थà¥, à¤à¥à¤¯à¥à¤à¤à¥ à¤à¤ªà¤à¥ दिल नॠà¤à¥à¤ à¤à¤¨à¤¹à¥à¤¨à¥ हà¥à¤¨à¥ à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤à¤¦à¥à¤¶à¤¾ à¤à¤ªà¤à¥ पहलॠहॠदॠदिया था। शायद वॠà¤à¤¬à¤°à¤¾à¤¹à¤ शà¥à¤°à¥à¤¦à¥à¤µà¥ à¤à¥ à¤à¥ à¤à¤¸ दà¥à¤¨à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾ सॠà¤à¤¾à¤¨à¥ à¤à¤¾ सà¤à¤à¥à¤¤ था। #RIPSridevi @SrideviBKapoor

— Chandan Kumar (@chandansingh_83) February 24, 2018

Strangely, back in the 80's when Sridevi was ruling Bollywood, everyone called her  the female 'Amitabh Bachchan' of Bollywood as no other actress managed to garner so much love and appreciation like she did.

Extreme premonition!! Some things are still beyond all scientific explanations. RIP SriDevi Ji.

— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) February 24, 2018

Sridevi passed away. Sir you had intution she was your coactor. ð¢

— hindustani (@important_talk) February 24, 2018

It's not everyday that coincidences like these happen. Many people believe that when something disastrous is bound to happen, we do get the vibe from the Universe. I am sure even Big B would be shocked to realise this, but such is life and it's astonishing ways of keeping us dazed. We hope her beautiful soul rests in peace. 


Are you always too conscious of pulling down your boxers in front of her because you think your big balls may scare her away? Do you have big balls? Do women like or care for big balls? Is it normal to have big balls? These are very frequent questions Google answers for most men on a daily basis. We thought, we can help you out a little and give you a little perspective if you do suffer from the 'big ball syndrome'.

What Women Think Of Men With Big Balls© Thinsktock

Women don't really care for gigantic balls. They just need you to be the 'nice guy'. Because let's face it, big balls is not as troublesome an ordeal as big boobs are for some women (not for men of course) but men do take some time to research 'what's it like to have big balls' online.

So before you drop the ball and assume big balls are a bane, we'd like to clear some misconceptions for you. All bodies come in different shapes and sizes and your balls are a consequence of how you're built as a man (that's why the compelling comparison of your balls to your manhood!). The average testicle size is 1 inch wide and 2-3 inches long and anything beyond this size is certainly not abnormal but they definitely have qualities, average sized balls may not have.

So if you're a human male with big testes, these are some pros and cons you should know about!


· The bigger the balls, the more sperm you have! This isn't a myth but just common sense. Your ball sack will carry more sperms than an average ball sack. So if you're looking to settle down and your paternal instincts kick in more often, it's easy to impregnate your lady love with your sperm count!

· Big balled men happen to have a heightened *** drive!

· Your self confidence hits the roof often. Admit it, your boys are too big to handle and you don't mind using the phrase 'my balls are big enough to handle this sh**' often enough.

What Women Think Of Men With Big Balls© Thinsktock


· You're more likely to cheat if you have larger than life balls due to the extra testosterones your balls carry! Now you might think this point belongs in the 'pros' section because getting laid is awesome right? Well, your partner might disagree.

· High blood pressure is an issue with big testicles according to a study carried out by the University of Florence.

· Another study carried out by the same University reveals that men with big balls are more likely to become alcoholics or go above their alcohol limit often. We're not entirely sure if this is absolutely accurate but if you happen to have a drink in your hand and a really big bulge in your pants while reading this, then we suggest make better life choices?

What Women Think Of Men With Big Balls© Thinsktock

Having big testicles really isn't a big deal is all we're saying. Some men worry about what women may think about big testicles when they see them. So we took the liberty and asked five women to tell us what they think of the big fat twins!

"I honestly don't care about the size of balls my partner has. I've never even noticed" - Alisha, 29

You said it Alisha! Who cares, right?

"Big balls are just for posterity sake, It's all about the ***** actually" - Anonymos, 27

uhh, what?

"I feel the bigger the balls, the more gross, hairy and smelly they are! or I've just been with guys who don't shower often'' - Aanchal, 30 (name changed)

We think it's the latter Aanchal!

What Women Think Of Men With Big Balls© Thinsktock

"I like big balls. When he's inside me, I can feel them 'working it' as well, if you know what I mean" - Nikita, 39

No, we really don't know what you mean Nikita and we're not going to ask you to elaborate!

"It's not like we're talking about ***** size, so it doesn't really matter! Who cares about size anyway?" Anonymous, 29

You do anonymous! You just said so!

When it comes to size, it's really different and subjective to everyone but if you do have abnormally big balls, there is nothing to fret or be ashamed about. They're just your nutty buddies, making life a lot more exciting and meaningful for you at the end of the day!


You may think: The elimination of naturally-secreted oils on the face is a counter-intuitive process. While you're right (your skin needs these oils for over-all wellness), let's face it, excess oil production isn't a boon either. Over time, the unnecessary quantities of oil results in pimples, acne, breakouts etc; so it's best to stop it (or reduce it) before it wrecks your face. To sum it up, it's all about striking a balance with oil production on the face.

And believe us, these 10 best face washes for oily skin below will exactly solve this purpose for you. We'd suggest you buy these right away, for that much-needed oil-balance on the face.

1. Himalaya Men Pimple-Clear Neem Face Wash

Best Face Washes For Indian Men With Oily Skin Troubles© Himalaya

Price: Rs. 85

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2. Ustraa Brain Freeze Face Wash

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Price: Rs. 250

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3. Clarins Men Active Face Wash

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4. VLCC Alpine Mint And Tea Tree Gentle Refreshing Face Wash

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5. Garnier Men Oil-Clear Face Wash

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6. Forest Essentials Sandalwood And Orange Peel Facial Cleanser

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7. Nivea Men Oil-Control Face Wash

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8. Kiehl's Men's Oil-Eliminating Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash

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9. L'Oreal Paris Men Expert Volcano Red Foam Face Wash

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Many people believe the old saying that doctors are next to God on earth. Although in today's time, we might come across some doctors who seem to care more about money than their patients, but Dr. B. Ramana Rao is a living example of that very old saying.

Award-Winning Doctor Treats Patients For Free Every Week© Facebook

Dr. Rao is famous for treating noted personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, late actor Dr. Rajkumar, Chief Minister and bureaucrats. But every week, on Sunday, the man is out doing something that not every doctor will have the heart to do.

In a village clinic in T Begur, Bangalore, Dr. Rao treats patients free of cost, every Sunday. And by patients, we mean over thousands of them. People visit the clinic from a distance of over 100 km, and then, wait patiently in the queue, sometimes even longer than 12 hours. But their wait is always worth the wait.

Award-Winning Doctor Treats Patients For Free Every Week© Facebook

He started this clinic in the 1970s and since then has served over 2 million patients for free. And if you are thinking that consulting is all that he does for free, we take pride in telling you that apart from attending to patients, he also provides them with the required medicines, nebulisation and injections and undertakes the complete diagnosis of the patients.  Besides, free cataract surgery is also done at the clinic. Along they also serve food and give nutrition advice.   

Award-Winning Doctor Treats Patients For Free Every Week© Facebook

But providing such 'too good to be true' service is not an easy task.

They spend an amount of Rs 2 lakhs per week to run the clinic. Most of it is out of his own pocket, however, he does receive some donations and brands like Himalaya have also come to his rescue in terms of providing the medicines.

Award-Winning Doctor Treats Patients For Free Every Week© Facebook

However, if all this isn't enough to make you respect him then there's more. Dr. Rao has got around 700 toilets built in the surrounding villages. He also has adopted 50 schools in the city and gives books, uniforms and other study materials.

No wonder he has been awarded many times before. And among his many accolades, he has been honoured with Padma Shri for medicine in 2010 and Dr. Abdul Kalam National Award for rural medical service in 2008.

Award-Winning Doctor Treats Patients For Free Every Week© Just Dial

The best part is that now his wife and his two sons- Dr. Charit Bhograj and Dr. Abhijeet have joined him in this endeavor.

You can have a look at all that he does in this video:

People like Dr. Rao are rare and truly have a heart of gold. For him being successful not only meant earning money and leading a luxurious life, it also involved giving back to the society to the best of his abilities and for that, he has earned the world's respect.


In a country like India where cricketers are worshipped as demigods, the game of cricket undeniably reigns supreme above all. While the contest between the bat and ball has struck a chord with Indians, it has left other sports like football and badminton lurking in the shadows, robbing them of their rightful recognition.

But, the present-day scenario is no longer the same. Today, while cricket continues to dominate, other sports like football and badminton have finally begun to break the shackles in popularity. On one hand, where the advent of Indian Super League (ISL) has given the Indian football fans something to cheer for, the ever-growing stature of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu has made us reignite our love for shuttlecocks.

Killer Badminton Rackets That'll Make You Shine Like Saina Nehwal & PV Sindhu© BCCL

In the age where sports have become an integral part of our go-to fitness regime, badminton has established itself as one of the most convenient and cost-effective options. Unlike cricket and even football, the game of badminton is short, exciting and it doesn't punch a big hole in your pocket for the necessary types of equipment.

But, despite its feasibility, buying the right badminton equipment can often be challenging, especially when it comes to picking a racket. Whether you're an average Joe playing in your backyard or a prolific professional looking to turn heads on the national circuit,  badminton rackets eventually play a pivotal role in deciding your fate on the court.

From ever-confusing shapes, complicated sizes to perplexed strings, picking the right badminton racket for yourself is far from a walk in the park. And, while relying on the cunning salesman will only leave you penniless, we've narrowed down a list of five best badminton rackets to save you the horror.

Yonex Nanoray 900 

Killer Badminton Rackets That'll Make You Shine Like Saina Nehwal & PV Sindhu© BCCL

Founded by Minoru Yoneyama in 1946, Yonex has undoubtedly established itself as the biggest brand in badminton. Amongst its wide variety of badminton rackets, Nanoray 900 is arguably the one that screams success. A successor to Nanospeed 9900, the NR900 is composed of a totally new frame that suppresses the angle of the shuttlecock for a completely new angle to flay the powerful smashes.

The light frame allows for an easy flowing swing speed without having to thump the shuttle hard. For those who rely on drop shots in their game, the NR900 provides plenty of speed with less feel on the impact. But, this gem of a racket really shines on the flat drives where a player can enjoy great power and speed from a relatively little swing. And, if that's not appealing enough, the fact that Saina Nehwal uses NR900 as her go-to weapon to slay her opponents surely makes this racket a must-buy for badminton enthusiasts.

Price: Rs 13,429

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Yonex Voltric Z-Force II 

Killer Badminton Rackets That'll Make You Shine Like Saina Nehwal & PV Sindhu© BCCL

If Saina brought Indian badminton to the international scene, then PV Sindhu is undeniably the shuttler who's building on the legacy. The 22-year-old has become the new poster girl of Indian badminton especially after her silver-medal finish in the 2016 Rio Olympics. While acquiring Sindhu's impeccable skills might be more than a challenge, you can surely get your hands on her weapon of mass destruction - Yonex Voltric Z-Force II.

A successor to Voltric Z-Force, this beast of a racket -launched in 2014 - is a popular choice amongst many international stars.

This is a head-heavy racket that comes with distinguishing features - a unique smaller head, the thinnest shaft in Yonex history, more aerodynamic and tungsten-infused grommet strips.

Compared to other rackets, Voltric Z-Force II has a sweet spot placed slightly higher for more speed. The thinner shaft is noticeably efficient and combined with the new aerodynamic headwork, this racket really packs a punch. The smashes are powerful and accurate, while fast exchanges are easier without the early onset of muscle fatigue. For the defensive players, Z-Force II's easy maneuverability will allow them to get their racket into place faster to return the shuttle.

Price: Rs 10,480

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Yonex Duora Z-Strike 

Killer Badminton Rackets That'll Make You Shine Like Saina Nehwal & PV Sindhu© BCCL

A force of nature on the court and a smiling beauty off it, Carolina Marin has established herself as one of the most exciting talents on the badminton circuit. With her fiery, never-say-die attitude, the Spaniard has notched up numerous records at a young age. If the competitive skill-set gives Marin an edge over others, her racket - Yonex Duora Z-Strike - further ensures a favorable result for the champion shuttler.

An evenly-balanced racket with extra stiff frame and slim shaft, Duora Z-Strike follows the Z-Force II with a compact head. Surprisingly, there is more lateral movement with this frame rather than the usual Yonex 'solid-as-a-rock' specification. The clears are perfect and drop shots seem accurate with more balanced net play alongside controlled smashes.

There are no mishit issues with the compact head and barely any evidence of fatigue - thanks to its dual-frame technology. Defensively, Duora Z-Strike might not have a super-fast frame, but it is indeed a solid performer. An offensive racket specially made to boost power, speed, and control - giving players a tactical upper hand on the court, Duora Z-Strike is an outright winner.

Price: Rs 11,999

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VICTOR Jetspeed S10 

Killer Badminton Rackets That'll Make You Shine Like Saina Nehwal & PV Sindhu© BCCL

Just like Yonex, VICTOR is another popular brand that has excelled in producing badminton equipment. Amongst its ever-increasing range of products, the Jetspeed series - which replaced its popular Bravesword range - has given international badminton some of the best rackets over the years. And, Jetspeed S10 is arguably the best amongst the lot.

After the early Jetspeeds failed to find suitors, the launch of S10 in 2015 rapidly became a racket of choice by numerous international stars including India's Ashwini Ponnappa. The racket boasts a thinner shaft with Shark skin technology and a slightly smaller head.

Despite its even-balanced offering, S10 oozes power too. The shots off this beast are so quick that you almost have to reign in the racket a little to maintain control. The swing speed makes the clip returns simple with very little movement. Slice returns are also quick and the beauty with S10 is the extra power of the wrist it allows for the players to generate in their shots. And, if you want to replicate Lee Chong Wei's thunderous smashes, then S10 is your best bet.

Price: Rs 14,500

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Li-Ning Woods N90 II 

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An arch-rival to Yonex, Li-Ning has slowly yet gradually established itself as one of the prominent brands in international badminton. And, with its popular 'N' series, the Chinese manufacturer has taken the art of making badminton rackets to a whole new level. With the rackets made from military grade carbon fibre, Li-Ning's 'N' series quickly become a popular choice amongst badminton stars.

Amongst the popular series, one racket that stands a cut above the rest is Woods N90 II. This racket packs a punch with a great degree of power. With little torque on offer, the consistency in the hit is pretty good - thanks to the quality of construction.

Being a head-heavy racket, the N90 II also offers great control and feel.

When it comes to smashes and defensive work, the racket seems to do the job. The only drawback appears to be its maneuverability and you need strong wrists to see this racket work its magic. This is the same racket that was used by Lin Dan when he became World Champion in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Price: Rs 14,500

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While washing your face regularly helps you keep it clean, that's only half the battle won. For healthy skin, you need to moisturize it regularly. When we wash our face with facewash/soap, the natural oils also get removed along with the dirt and oil. So, it is extremely important for us to moisturize our face so that the facial skin does not get dry and dull. Here is a list of 8 moisturizers that will definitely help you achieve healthy, glowing skin.

1.  Garnier Men Power White Fairness Moisturiser SPF 15

This moisturizer helps you keep your skin healthy and soft. It also helps in reducing dark spots that might have resulted in uneven skin tone. Plus, it focuses on cell repair with its enriched brightening lemon extracts. It has SPF 15 that protects your skin from the harmful UV rays and sun damage.

Price: INR 153/-

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2. Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Combination Skin (Moisturizer)

This dermatologically tested moisturizer for combination skin has exceptional oil absorbing microsponge that controls the excess oil on the t-zone and is also non-comedogenic, therefore, does not clog any pores. Its dual action formula gently moisturizes all the dry areas without leaving it greasy or sticky.

Price: INR 349/-

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3. L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic X Taurine Boost Moisturizer Fluid Kick-Start Wake-Up

This moisturiser absorbs very quickly, leaving no residue to experience sticky or oily skin. It is an excellent solution for getting rid of skin irritation that usually occurs after shaving. It also instantly boosts levels of hydration, getting rid of tiredness and thereby providing you with a fresh and invigorated appearance.

Price: INR 915/-

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4. Beardo Ultraglow Face Lotion for Men

This lotion is formulated keeping the complex nature of a man's skin in mind. Enriched with Ayurvedic ingredients, this lotion helps keep your face moisturized while giving it an oil-free glow.

Price: INR 250/-

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5. The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15

This lightweight moisturising lotion hydrates your skin perfectly while controlling excess oil. It also has UVA/UVB protection. Most importantly, it gives your face a fresh, oil-free, super matte look.

Price: INR 1285/-

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6. Ustraa Moisturising Cream For Dry Skin

This moisturising cream is specially formulated for Dry Skin. If you want a potent moisturizer with quick absorption and no greasy residue, this is the one you should go for.

Price: INR 350/-

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7. Nivea Men Moisturising Cream

This is the OG moisturizing cream for men. Ideal for instant hydration, this cream has a long-lasting formula that keeps your skin soft and supple for a long time without making it greasy.

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Price: Rs. 127

8. Kama Ayurveda Hydrating Ayurvedic Face Cream

This nourishing face cream is made with a blend of natural ingredients and is processed in pure coconut milk and sesame oil. This cream is 97.45% natural, with pure essential oils of rose and jasmine. It prevents acne, blemishes, and fine lines.

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Price: Rs. 1150 


Bolywood's first female super star and a veteran actress, Sridevi, passed away last night after a cardiac arrest. She was 54 years old and was in Dubai with her family when this happened. 


Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP ðð»

— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2018



Have witnessed Sridevi's life from  an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma's lullaby haunts me now. We'll miss her

— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 25, 2018


She was a child artist as well and worked in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil movies before venturing into Hindi movies.


This is how I will always want to remember #Sridevi - Happening, Vibrant, Brilliant, Beautiful, Bestest and Unique.ðð #QueenOfIndianCinemaSridevi pic.twitter.com/Om4Yi0IbxR

— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 25, 2018



I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP

— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018


The PM and the President also offered their condolences on Twitter.


Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018



Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates #PresidentKovind

— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 25, 2018


She was an iconic actress who went effortless from dancing to 'Hawa Hawai', becoming the most beautiful 'Roop Ki Rani' and then also essaying a practical, real life house wife in 'English Vinglish'.  It is truly a dark day in the history of Indian cinema today. While further details are yet awaited from her family, the industry is already mourning the loss. 



1. Shivaji Maharaj

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The fact that no Indian can mention his name without adding the word “Maharaj” must tell you something about his greatness. A king who fought for the freedom of his people and not just his kingdom, was physically unfit to be a warrior but it never stopped the true Maratha. He was a master strategist who defeated Afzal Khan to his death in a one-on-one combat. At the time when kings in India were busy resting on their laurels, he built naval forts and warships.

He is also called 'Father of Indian Navy'. One of the other names he is known by is the 'Mountain Rat' given his guerrilla warfare tactics. His awareness of geography of his land, and guerrilla tactics like raiding, ambushing and surprise attacks on his enemies got him that name. He used his wit to flee Aurangzeb's house arrest in Agra. He was one of the only rulers who stood up for women at that time. If anyone from his army touched a woman while raiding enemy land, he was severely punished.

2. Khutulun

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Khutulun was the daughter of the Mongolian leader Kaidu and the niece of Kublai Khan. She was described by not only Kaidu and Kublai Khan to be a superb warrior, but also Marco Polo and other greatest warriors of the time made solemn statements of her skills.

She assisted her father, the most powerful man in Asia in various battles.

She, being the ultimate badass, raised an army of horses and set out to conquer the world. She declared that she would marry the man who could defeat her in wrestling. Whoever lost, had to surrender a couple of horses. She collected 10,000 horses for her army. In case you were wondering, she did get married. Rashid al-Din once wrote about her love story with Ghazan, the Mongol ruler in Persia.

3. Melankomas Of Caria

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Melankomas of Caria was an ancient boxer famous for never being touched by any opponent while fighting. Don't try to figure out the science behind that, its pure skills and warrior genes. The legend has it that he could stand still with his guard up for two days continuously. The man fought on the field like he was playing a game, a rigged game which he will always win.

It is said that during his entire career as an Olympic boxer, he never punched a guy. Why would you fight if you can make the other person look like a five-year-old child throwing his hands mindlessly in the air?

4. The Flame

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Finally, a warrior whose name justifies his reputation. Flamma, AKA “The Flame,” was an ancient Roman gladiator. While other gladiators were busy fighting for their freedom, he refused his freedom four times.

5. Vlad The Impaler

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If you thought Vlad the Impaler is a pretentious name, this is the right time to know that he's famously known as Dracula. Oh! Yes, he was regarded as the Lord of Darkness.

During his rule on Transylvania, the central region of modern-day Romania, he defeated many including his famous win over the Ottoman Empire. Records suggest that he even managed to impress Pope Pius II with his fighting skills.

6. Xiahou Dun

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They say that craziness makes you excel at everything, most definitely true for a warrior. Xiahou Dun offered his services to Cao Cao and quickly became the military general. During one of the battles, an enemy arrow hit his eye. He pulled out the arrow with his own hands and also swallowed his eyeball. This definitely terrorized his enemies who started referring him as “Blind Xiahou, The One-Eyed Warrior.”

7. Pyrrhus of Epirus

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Pyrrhus was a Greek general and statesman of the Hellenistic period. He isn't considered a good King, but definitely one of the greatest military commanders of his era. No tragedy managed to slow him down, he lost his first-born son while fighting and immediately involved himself in a civil dispute in Argos. 

He was the greatest threat to Romans. It is believed that the history would have been entirely different if he wasn't killed. Even though he won most battles, the blood he left behind was so horrifying that it gave birth to the term “Pyrrhic victory”. The expression is still in use.

8. Musashi Miyamoto

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Musashi Miyamoto was a known painter, a skillful Japanese swordsman and an invincible rÅnin (a samurai without a lord or master). Unlike other warriors, his strategy was to dress in rags. The most famous duel Miyamoto Musashi won was against Sasaki Kojiro in 1612. He guessed the strategies of Kojiro even before the battle started and planned his tactics accordingly.  He was the founder of the HyÅhÅ Niten Ichi-ryÅ« or Niten-ryÅ« style of swordsmanship. He even perfected his two swords fighting skill and wrote a guide titled, A Book of Five Rings.

9. Genghis Khan

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The “Mongol destroyer,” as he's known, managed to conquer a quarter of the world's population. His men not only considered him the greatest man alive but quite literally God's gift which is exactly how he received the name “Holy Warrior.” The craziest fact is that he has been titled the greenest invader in history - he actually eradicated 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere by heading 40 million people.

10. Alexander The Great

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This is definitely a name you would expect to see on the list. Alexander the Great conquered an empire that stretched from the Balkans to the region today called Pakistan. He also fought on the front lines of every battle. He conquered Persia, India, and Egypt, among others while managing to remain undefeated.


It's not every day that a car manufacturer launches a smartphone, but that's exactly what British firm Land Rover has done as it's just introduced a rugged handset.

The iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S8 are not designed for the great outdoors. That's not a criticism, it's just a statement of fact. Sure you can whack a huge great case onto it, but for the rough heads and hiking enthusiasts, this just won't make the cut. 

Land Rover Claims It Has Built The Toughest Smartphone On The Planet© Land Rover

The durable device, dubbed 'Land Rover Explore,'  is water-proof up to 1.8 meters, and can even survive being submerged in salt water.

Styled after Land Rover's own Discovery, it can also handle drops, extreme temperatures, thermal shock, and intense vibrations. A mammoth 4,000mAh battery is found inside to keep you going in remote locations, which Land Rover claims will give you two days of usage with the screen constantly on.

Land Rover Claims It Has Built The Toughest Smartphone On The Planet© Land Rover

The 5-inch phone with MediaTek Helio X27 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage ships with Android Nougat and a promised upgrade to Oreo at some point. It also features a custom skin for quick access to utilitarian information and custom apps for outdoor activities. It can be used even when you're wearing thick gloves and includes some essential emergency features including a compass and an SOS light. 

Land Rover Claims It Has Built The Toughest Smartphone On The Planet© Land Rover

The Explore comes bundled with a chunky Adventure Pack that adds a 3,600mAh battery (for a total of 7600mAh) and a 25mm ceramic patch GPS antenna. The latter is a specialized component that overrides the Explore's built-in antenna and boosts the chance of you getting a signal in far-flung locations.

The new 'Explore' is the work of Bullitt, a British company that has made handsets for Caterpillar, Kodak and JCB in the past.

The Explore isn't cheap though, costing £599 for the phone and Adventure pack (Battery + GPS) together and will be available on the 26th April.


The Oscars is around the corner, precisely one week away, and I am sure most of you will be thinking about this question right now. Who will be this year's Leonardo DiCaprio? Well, if you didn't think earlier, I am sure you will now. 

Yeah I know I am talking about something that happened 2 years ago. But, at least reminiscing that moment is better than reminding you guys about the epic goof-up that happened between 'Moonlight' and 'La La Land'. To refresh your memories, 'La La Land' was announced the Best Picture instead of 'Moonlight', giving the world another Steve Harvey moment.

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Anyway, the point is, this time our expectations from the nominations are quite high and given the killer line-up of nominees, we are confirmed that this year's Oscars is going to be one eventful night.  

While, people are discussing categories like Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress, there is one certain category that has been grabbing eyeballs like no one else. We are talking about the Best Animated Feature films. 

List Of Best Animation Films Nominated For Oscars 2018© DreamWorks

Honestly, you are never too old to watch an animated movie, and when those movies are as exceptional as the ones mentioned here; you shouldn't bother thinking twice. 

So, before the world knows who will take the award home, let's check these nominations out and see if they truly deserve to be in the list or not.

The Boss Baby

Babies are cute! But this little fella here means only business…strict business. Honestly, a business suit with a briefcase is not an image you associate with a toddler, but he isn't any ordinary kid. This baby is a secret agent. Director Tom McGrath's hard work and efforts reflect in each frame of the movie. Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Lisa Kudrow, and Jimmy Kimmel among others, have done the voiceover for this movie. 

The Breadwinner

Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, 'The Breadwinner' touches base with the struggles of a young girl whose father gets unjustly arrested. The girl then decides to dress as a boy, so she can help support her mother, sister and younger brother.  

Angelina Jolie is the executive producer of this brilliant film. In the past couple of days, 'The Breadwinner' has earned many awards and we aren't surprised because the movie is damn good. It is directed by Nora Twomey.


I don't know if it's just me or you guys feel the same way too, but there is something about the Pixar movies that just weave magic with literally anything. Based on the original idea by director Lee Unkrich, 'Coco' narrates the story of a 12-year-old boy Miguel Rivera. Miguel gets accidentally transported to the land of the dead and then begins his journey to not only return among the living, but also to unearth certain secrets and find out where his true passion lies.  


Directed by Carlos Saldanha, 'Ferdinand' was based on Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson's children's book. The movie talks about a gentle bull who refuses to participate in bullfighting, but eventually is forced back into the fighting arena. However, Ferdinand decides to take matters in his own hands and not only escape himself but also help everyone else run away from the place, where they were kept.

John Cena has lent his voice to the character of Ferdinand.

Loving Vincent

This is the most unusual and the most special film from the lot. Why? Because 'Loving Vincent' is the world's first fully oil painted feature film. Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, this movie is said to be an animated biographical drama that talks about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. Interestingly, there are 65,000 frames in the movie and all of them are oil painting on canvas. Using the same technique as Van Gogh, this has been created by a team of over 100 painters.  

So folks! Do let us know which movie is your favourite.


No one wants to be unhappy but still, most of us remain so. Maybe we have chosen the wrong metric that defines our success and happiness in life. Here are certain habits most of the unhappy people have in common and if you are among them, this is how you can work on them.

1. They Are Dreamers, Not Doers

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By dreamers here what I mean is that they procrastinate in making an effort for the big dreams they have for themselves. What happens is they make build a huge pile of such dreams but never take the required action to make them come true and are thus are often buried under that lot they built for themselves.

2. They Are Always Waiting For The Moment To Be Happy

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As the wise have said, happiness is not in the result but in the process of the journey. If you keep on waiting for a moment to start feeling happy then let me tell you, that moment will never come. Stay happy in the present irrespective of what life may throw at you, and then only you will understand the true meaning of happiness.

3. They Regret Buying Material Things But Still Do Not Learn

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That new car whose EMI you are struggling to pay even when you knew you could make it work with the city Metro, and could have waited for some time more to accumulate a better down payment, is the type of regret I am talking about. As Warren Buffet said, “If you buy things you don't need, soon you will have to sell things you need.”

4. They Confine Themselves In Their Room

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Being an introvert is a different thing and behaving like a forever loner is different. If you won't go out of your bedroom how will you experience the beautiful things nature has to offer.

5. They Have A Victim's Mindset

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If you keep on cursing your past and have a habit of always blaming it on others then you are getting it wrong my friend. You need to take charge of your life and then take the responsibility of whatever happens to you.

6. They Are Often Whining

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If you are always whining about the little things in life then you are on the wrong track. Next time you whine, think of how many other people are actually going through real-life crises like poverty and other things. When you do so, you will see you were only whining in vain

7. They Are Unable To See The Positive Side Of Things

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If you are sent to a boarding school at a young age you may see it as your parent not loving you anymore even though there might be some other reason as well. What if you see it as a chance to live life more independently and take responsibility for yourself. You can see it as the preparation for your adult self when your parents won't be around you forever.

8. They Often Compare Themselves To Others

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If you keep making comparisons to what your friends have and achieved and get jealous over it, then clearly you are in the wrong. Life is different for all of us. No one has got the same destiny, then why compare?

9. They Are Unable To Forgive And Thus Stress Over It

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Forgiving someone requires courage and thus it is the trait of most of the successful and happy people. If you are unable to forgive someone then you will always be carrying hard feelings against that person which will ultimately affect your own growth and no one else.

10. They Seemed To Have Compromised With The Possibilities Of Their Future

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You were a great professional dancer before but then you left it due to unavoidable reasons, and now you think you are stuck in a mundane job which you hate going to and are forever stuck, is the kind of mindset I am talking about. Take charge of your life and know nothing is impossible and you can be anything you want to become in life.


Trying to lose fat and bored of eating the same food day after day? Is your 'coach' trying to coerce you into stuffing your face with the same bland boiled chicken breast and broccoli every day--three times a day seven days a week? Time to run as fast and as far as you can from that imposter before your shit starts turning green. What if I told you, you don't have to suffer this abuse in the name of getting fit and you can eat foods that you love on a daily basis and still lose weight!

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Being a fitness coach I have to be in a good shape year round, so when I started dieting to cut body fat recently after pigging out during the festive season, I was bored of eating the same foods repetitively almost instantly.

So what did I do?

I ate whatever I wanted to.

But wait, isn't that going to make me fat?!

Um.. Nope.

Now, you must be wondering, how on earth is that possible?

This is how:

When talking strictly about losing or gaining weight, the only thing that matters is calories in versus calories out. Eat less than your body expends in a day and you'll lose weight. Eat more and you'll gain weight. So, if you are looking to lose body fat, the only thing that you have you make sure is that you have to be in a caloric deficit and you WILL lose weight. Also keeping protein intake on a higher side (1.6-2.0 gram per kg) is a good idea if you want to retain lean muscle mass. I personally have been following this strategy for the past two weeks.


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Down 2 kilos in 3 weeks!

Let's look at how it works before the #cleaneating brigade goes berserk.

If you know your daily caloric intake and protein requirements, you just have to subtract your protein calories from your overall calories, within the rest of the calories, eat whatever you like, pizzas, burgers, pastries, golgappas or candies. Eat whatever the hell you want to. You will absolutely NOT gain any weight. Well, unless the laws of physics stop working. Then you might, but until then, there's nothing to worry about.

For example, if your daily caloric intake is 2000 calories and your protein intake is 150 grams, then:

150 * 4(protein being 4 calories per gram) = 600 calories

2000 - 600 = 1400 calories

Within these 1400 calories you can basically eat anything you want to. Although a good way to go about it would be eating voluminous foods around 60 % of the time and junk foods around 40% due to satiety reasons.

Having Said That, I Would Not Recommend This Strategy For A Longer Durations Because Of Two Obvious Reasons

Micronutrients- Whole foods like fruits, veggies and whole grains etc are full of vitamins and minerals which are essential for the day to day functions of your body. Although you can compensate for it with multivitamin tab but natural food sources trump tabs every time.

Volume- Hyper- palatable foods like pizza and cakes are very calorie dense and are very easy to overeat. On the other hand whole foods like fruits and veggies give you a lot of volume for very little calories. So if you are someone who has a big appetite, you'll probably suffer trying this dietary approach, so it is always better to keep a balance where you eat both “healthy” and “junk” foods within your ration.

Take Home Points

When it comes to making changes in body composition, it's not “what” but actually “how much” you eat that matters. Adjust your calories every now and then enjoy the foods you like. This approach can help you make the transition gradually rather than abruptly giving up everything that you like to eat.

Remember food is not healthy or unhealthy, you are.


 For the last one week or so, we have just been hearing about all the outrageous yet adorable things that Justin Trudeau has been up to while in India. He's having the time of his life here and we're all honestly living vicariously through him.

While all of the things he's doing is kind of part of the big Indian dream, I couldn't help but think if there is an ulterior motive behind his antics. So please, bear with me and my conspiracy theory, because what is life without a little overthinking.

I am personally loving all of his sherwanis and his bhangra, even though some Canadians think he's embarrassing them – and himself, but what I would like to discuss is that all of the things he has done while in India is just an audition for Bollywood on a grand scale. Let's begin the theory and examine all the evidence we have, shall we?

Justin Trudeau's Desi Antics Are A Big Bollywood AuditionReuters

First of all, he's already famous, obviously, he's the freaking Prime Minister of Canada. So, everyone already knows him, but that doesn't get you that lead role in a movie, does it? So, that is why he's hellbent on proving his talent and the fact that he does look like a future superstar.

Let's start with his clothes. Almost every tourist in India would dress the part and enjoy their time here in some desi attire. While a lot of them would just opt for simple kurtas and all, Justin went to the next level, of course, and tried to fit in as many sherwanis as he could in this trip.

Justin Trudeau's Desi Antics Are A Big Bollywood AuditionReuters

While dressed like a proper dulha who looks like he's early for his own wedding (because just look at his face, that's the face of sincerity), he hung out with all the big names in Bollywood.

Here, he is with King Khan himself.

Tonight, we celebrated stronger ties & new co-production opportunities between Bollywood and the Canadian Film Industry. And who better to help than @iamsrk himself... Great to meet you! ð®ð³ð¨ð¦ pic.twitter.com/1OcwsA9lMS

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 20, 2018

And then, he also met Farhan Akhtar.

Was an honour and a pleasure to meet the Hon. Prime Minister of Canada, @justinpjtrudeau & his lovely wife, Sophie. His leadership in the discourse for ending gender discrimination serves as constant inspiration to us all. Thank you to the Respected High Commissioner for Canada to India, for the invite.

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And R Madhavan.

@JustinTrudeau such a pleasure and honour meeting you sir. Your relatability, grace and charm was most endearing and its easy to see why you are the Pride and toast of Canada.Have a lovely rest of the tour.ðð pic.twitter.com/yNpZV6l4Vo

— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) February 21, 2018

And, Anupam Kher as well.

It was such a pleasure to meet the Canadian Prime Minister @justinpjtrudeau and his family. What a charming and great conversationalist he is. Talked about people, culture and of course cinema.:) #Canada #India #lndianCinema #BendItLikeBeckham #SilverLiningsPlaybook

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Chilling with so many Bollywood A-listers, it's almost as if he's making personal connections with them that would come in handy in the future. So smart, Justin, I'm impressed.

Then, let's take a look at the next piece of evidence. When he visited Taj Mahal, we were blessed with this picture.

Justin Trudeau's Desi Antics Are A Big Bollywood AuditionTwitter

10 points to whoever guesses who he's posing as!

Well, it's almost the same, isn't it? Extra points for the effort to Justin!

He's basically telling the world that he has what it takes to replace Shah Rukh Khan, so he better watch out. He's coming for you, SRK.

Justin Trudeau's Desi Antics Are A Big Bollywood Audition

After showing his star potential with just one pose, he also showed off his incredible dance moves, because what kind of Bollywood actor can't dance, right?

Making a grand entrance fit for a star, he decided to flaunt his Bhangra moves while at an event at Canada house in Delhi.

Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau makes an entrance at the Canada house in New Delhi. Truly in the spirit of India. @DemocracyNewsL pic.twitter.com/ph19O7ysB4

— Rohit Gandhi (@rohitgandhi_) February 22, 2018

He's just gearing up for that pending Bollywood debut and we're so here for it. With a little more practice, his dance skills could put any current actor to shame.

Now that we've talked about the technicalities of becoming a Bollywood actor, let's focus on the social aspect.

An actor obviously needs to have fans and for that you need a lot of goodwill in the society. And since Justin is already a great guy, he just needed to be himself to impress everyone.

We've all seen pictures of him and his family at the Golden Temple but there also he took it up a notch by showing everyone how humble he is. One of the highlights of his visit was his entire family doing 'seva' at the Golden Temple and he even left a heartfelt note in the visitor book.

Justin Trudeau's Desi Antics Are A Big Bollywood AuditionInstagram

He's so down to earth and humble, it's so refreshing. He would be a fan favourite if (read: when) he becomes an actor. Why? Because the fame will never go to his head. He's just like all of us, living his life, doing his best.

And now, we've arrived at the last bit – Justin Trudeau and his family meeting our PM Modi. If you're in the country's Prime Minister's good books, everything else should obviously be easy.

Justin Trudeau's Desi Antics Are A Big Bollywood AuditionReuters

See, he's already become such good pals with PM Modi, that whenever he tries to make that transition from the Prime Minister of Canada to a Bollywood superstar, it should be an easy ride for him.

As for now, I'm just waiting for his debut, because if my calculations are right, it should come soon enough. These upcoming star kids have some competition. Wait, will Justin be that blessing for our country who will rid us of nepotism? Let's wait and watch.


He is one of the biggest stars in India today but reaching here was no easy job for Salman Khan. From highs and lows to legal battles, Salman khan has seen a lot in order to achieve this stardom.

The actor who is loved by millions has been through breaking points in his life but believes that his work doesn't give him the liberty to share the vulnerable side with the world.

Having a great time with the kids! ð #3DaysToTubelight @TubelightKiEid @man_on_ledge @kabirkhankk

A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Jun 19, 2017 at 10:31pm PDT

Talking about it at the Global TiE Summit, the actor said, “My profession is such that I have to look good, dress up, do stylised action sequences and romance. Articles come on my affairs, me working with beautiful heroines and then suddenly a court date comes up... People see me on Bigg Boss in which I am laughing and joking. So, people think I don't give a damn about things. That is the most difficult part about our journey as actors. No matter what you are going through at your home or in your personal life, you can't have subtitles there. You have to be that character, no matter what you are going through,” Salman said at the Global TiE Summit.

The actor also causally termed being depression or sorrow as luxury. “I see a lot of people getting depressed and emotional, but I can't afford that luxury of being depressed or sad or emotional because no matter what I am going through, it works against me,” he said.

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Talking about his initial days in the film industry, Salman talked about Aamir Khan and revealed how he somewhere shaped and influenced his career, “The journey I began with 'Maine Pyar Kiya', not knowing if I would make it, and that time it was difficult because there was another actor, who had started his career and he had given a big hit. That kid's name was Aamir Khan. He was from the same locality. I thought that he made it and if I didn't make it, the whole of Bandra will start laughing at me. So, my concern was only Bandra- Pali Hill and the friends' circle, which just had four-five people,” he said.

Coming e-soon !

A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:53pm PDT

Well, we bet even Aamir had no idea about how he unknowingly shaped Salman's work and made him deliver the blockbuster 'Maine Pyaar Kiya' that we still love.

Further talking about how all this began he said, “When I was 15-16 (years old), I started partying and stuff like that because that's the age when everyone parties. When I was in college, I used to assist in films and then I started working as a model too.”




It's the 21st century, and on paper, we might be taking a step towards becoming a developing nation, but in reality, we are still backward when it comes to dealing with mental health issues.  In India, depression as a mental health problem is still considered a taboo. We aren't a country where we openly talk about it, maybe that's the reason why many who suffer from it are scared to take professional help. We often try shutting down such conversation and often call one dealing with it 'insane'. 

But what's even more concerning is when an influential figure talks about depression and terms it as 'luxury'. 

In a recent interview, Salman Khan spoke about how since the age of 15-16, he has been working non-stop and has never taken a time off. Even when the actor isn't shooting, he is out on the field doing something or the other. According to media reports, the actor even talked about mental health and said, “I see a lot of people getting depressed and emotional, but I can't afford that luxury of being depressed or sad or emotional.” He also added, “I see a lot of people going on vacations, but I cannot afford that luxury of taking a vacation.”

Dear Salman, you ain't the only one who is missing out on vacations. There are lakhs of people out there who can't afford the luxury of taking a vacation. But you can SURELY afford the vacation. You not taking one is your CHOICE. And to be clear having a vacation and being depressed isn't the same thing. 

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Depression is a serious issue and a bit of research will surely help you understand it. Also, DEPRESSION isn't a LUXURY...no one loves being miserable, sad, dejected, or low-spirited. It's not a CHOICE that someone can make. 

What stuns us is the fact when someone like Salman Khan who is considered a demigod in India dismisses it as a trivial problem. When a public face who can influence millions of people talks in this way, you can just understand the consequences his words can have and we don't need to tell you that. 

Depression isn't a temporary phase as if you are having a mood swing or just some random hormonal change which will get better. It is pretty serious and not easy to overcome. 

It is such a SHAME when a popular figure talks about it as if depression is like choosing a topping on your pizza, which you decided when to have and when not to have.

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FYI Mr Khan, as per World Health Organisation (WHO), one in every four children between the age of 13 and 15 in India and 86 million people in the Southeast Asia region suffer from depression. Well, definitely can't call it a luxury now, can we?

Mental illness is as serious as your back problem or you getting hurt while doing some stunt that goes viral all over the Internet. Those bruises you get are temporary but not DEPRESSION!

Well, you can actually talk to your film fraternity friends to get a better idea about it.

last day of tiger zinda Hai shoot n sharing with u 1st day of Race 3 ka pic in a bit ...

A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Nov 12, 2017 at 8:30pm PST

Actors like Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan have come forward and actually talked about it publically. Believe it or not but confessing that you are depressed or have come out of it ain't an easy job. It requires a lot of strength, hard work, and strong spirit. It is a fight much real than the action sequences you do on-screen. It ain't a fight that gets over with few retakes; in depression, every day is a fight and you are just clueless when it will end.

So just a request Salman Khan, you have a crazy fan following and you know it. You know your super fan following and the impact your words have. So stop using terms like RAPE and DEPRESSION so casually, as if it is OK for it to happen. Because it is NOT OK.

Think a bit before you speak; just like your on-screen characters, your off-screen one leaves an impression too. Trust me, no one would like to live in the luxury of being sad or depressed, not really an ideal life for anyone. Just give it a thought, because you can't get away with saying just about anything every time.


Karan Johar's 'Koffee with Karan' is where Bollywood officially roasts its coffee. Everybody who is somebody in the industry has been on the show. You haven't arrived if you haven't been invited on the show. While we love the sassy stars one upping each other and spilling the beans, much to KJo's delight, our favourite episodes are the ones in which he gets roasted by his guests. From dear friend SRK to the very-new-to-Bollywood Mira Rajput, his guests have whipped up some real gems on the show. Here are 9 times Bollywood stars roasted KJo on his own show and served us some piping hot coffee. 

1. Trust the award-shows-boycotter Aamir Khan to call a spade a spade! 

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

2. He IS! 

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

3. Twinkle Khanna roasted the beans so bad they got burnt. 

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

4.  An Indian film we wish we hadn't seen. 5 times. 

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

5. Err…Imran, you're not Aamir Khan though…

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

6. Probably the only guest KJo regretted calling! 

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

7. The word nepotism is not leaving him anytime soon. 

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

8. Wake up and smell the coffee, Karan 

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

9. Aaand this:

When Karan Johar Got Roasted On His Own Show© Hotstar

*Mic drop*


It's alarming how most men aren't aware of the importance of conditioning their hair. A shampoo is indispensable, yes, but all that does is clean up the hair. What about the rest of the procedure? While shampoo opens up the hair cuticle, it's the job of a conditioner to seal the nutrients inside, while keeping pollutants out. To understand it better, imagine that each hair strand made up of scales (almost like a fish). When the hair gets damaged, the scales stand up, thereby making your hair look dull. A conditioner smoothens up the scales while strengthening the hair shaft, preventing breakage, split ends, and even hair loss. So, for healthy and shiny hair, using a conditioner is a must. Here is a list of the best budget conditioners available in the market right now. All of them are under INR 199.

1. Garnier Ultra Blends 5 Precious Herbs Conditioner

This Ultra Blends paraben-free formula is blended with 5 precious herbs – green tea, eucalyptus, aloe vera, lemon and henna, which nourishes your hair, leaving it healthier and revitalised.

Garnier Ultra Blends 5 Precious Herbs Conditioner© Amazon

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2. TRESemme Spa Rejuvenation Conditioner

This is a conditioner that is different as compared to regular conditioners. This is a scalp massage-able conditioner developed specifically for both scalp and the length of the hair. It moisturizes, detangles, and smoothens your hair - just like a spa treatment.

TRESemme Spa Rejuvenation Conditioner© Amazon

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3. L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Clay Conditioner

Enriched with the extraordinary power of clay that deeply purifies and detangles your hair, this conditioner is tailor-made to resolve the problems of oily roots and dry lengths. It moisturises your hair from lengths to tips for optimum hydration, leaving hair fresh for up to 72 hours.

L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Clay Conditioner© Amazon

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4. Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner

Formulated with Oxyfusion technology, this conditioner breathes life into fine, flat hair while giving it visible fullness, extra volume, and natural bounce.

Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner© Amazon

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5. Pantene Hairfall Control Conditioner

This conditioner nourishes and fortifies hair from root to tip to prevent breakage caused by hair dehydration. Plus, it strengthens your hair while providing nourishment to the scalp, thereby visibly reducing hair fall.

Pantene Hairfall Control Conditioner© Amazon

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6. Biotique Bio Thyme Volume Conditioner

This conditioner is formulated especially for fine and thinning hair. Its volumizing formula is blended with pure thyme, oils of peppermint, lavender, and the natural sap of the berberry tree to condition and hydrate hair while thickening follicles and balancing pH levels.

Biotique Bio Thyme Volume Conditioner© Amazon

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7. Sunsilk Perfect Straight Nourishing Conditioner

If you want straight, tangle-free hair, this is the ideal conditioner. It is designed to reach the deepest hair fibers, reduce frizziness, and help straighten hair strands, aligning them perfectly as your hair dries.

Sunsilk Perfect Straight Nourishing Conditioner© Amazon

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Unfortunately, your face needs care. Including your lips, an area of baby soft skin, that's probably the thinnest across your facial length. Making it more susceptible to cracks, dryness, among a lot other visible damage. But that's like listing the problems of every man in the world. How does one fix it? The answer is easy: get a lip balm. And one with natural (and moisturising) ingredients, nourishing oils and damage-control options, all in a tube/stick. Add a sunscreen blend into this, and it's a win-win.

To keep all your worries at bay, we've found the best lip balms that were devised to ensure well-moisturised, healthy lips. Incentive? They're way too cheap, man.

1. Kronokare's The Frizz Kiss Cooling Explosion Lip Balm

Lip Balms Under Rs. 150 For The Most-Kissable Lips© Amazon India

Much like its name, this one's a big burst of coolness on application. Of course, because of the presence of peppermint. But besides every pro worth mentioning, the balm's ability to repair tired tissues tops everything. 

Price: Rs. 95

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2. Ustraa's Lip Balm For Men

Lip Balms Under Rs. 150 For The Most-Kissable Lips© Amazon India

Think of almond oil, and it's hard to imagine what it can do for you. In a lip balm, however, it's capable of preventing chapped lips (so, dryness) and retaining moisture on your lips with little help from Bees wax. All summed up, you need this product now.

Price: Rs. 150

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3. Nivea Men's Active Care SPF 15 Lip Balm

Lip Balms Under Rs. 150 For The Most-Kissable Lips© Amazon India

The OG lip balm since the discovery of the product, has to be the Nivea Lip Balm for men. And what makes it even better, is the presence of SPF-abilities, that'll help you in saving your lips from the wrath of the sun.

Price: Rs. 111

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4. Organic Harvest' Shea Lip Repair

Lip Balms Under Rs. 150 For The Most-Kissable Lips© Amazon India

As we said, Shea butter is a great ingredient to own. Even better, if it comes in the form of a lip balm for men, to moisturise your lips immensely (resulting in optimum hydration). This product will do exactly that.

Price: Rs. 188

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5. Himalaya Herbals Lip Balm

Lip Balms Under Rs. 150 For The Most-Kissable Lips© Amazon India

Though one of the cheapest on the rack, the Himalaya Herbals lip balm is a big customer favourite. One, because it's not too harsh on the lips. Two, it moisturises them anyway. And three, it works wonders for its Price. Not a great bet for repairment, but a daily bang-for-your-buck wonder.

Price: Rs. 35

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6. Biotique Aloe Vera Nourishing Lip Balm

Lip Balms Under Rs. 150 For The Most-Kissable Lips© Amazon India

What the Himalaya lip balm doesn't have on offer, the Biotique chapstick compensates for. Because of the presence of aloe vera, it helps in fixing dry and chapped lips, with frequent and almost-daily use. Try it to witness results.

Price: Rs. 149

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7. Khadi Pure Herbal Kiwi Lip Balm

Lip Balms Under Rs. 150 For The Most-Kissable Lips© Amazon India

Maybe not as frequently used as an ingredient, but Kiwi (as a fruit) comes with a lot of benefits. Especially, for the lips. It's much lighter on the skin, hydrates it well, softens the texture and over time, brings along the result just great-looking lips.

Price: Rs. 106

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There isn't any dearth of inspiration if you truly look around. You can derive inspiration from an ant at work to even the sun, from which the grandiosity of light becomes an inspiration altogether. Yes, we can seek inspiration from nature everyday but when we find inspiration in people, that's when most life lessons are learned. That's because we can replicate every element of inspiration we see around us through people and adapt it to better our life, each day.

Ramiz Is A Sprinter Who Drives A Cab At Night To Pay For His Training© Forever Fit

Meet Ramiz Raza, a man whose aspirations led him to achieve a distant dream, which seemed very malleable to him. Ramiz, a 21-year-old man, who hails from a small town in Jharkhand, is an ace sprinter and he supports his training expenses by working as a taxi driver at night. It's a tough life but his motivation and his thirst to succeed gets him where he wants to be! This is his story!

The Beginning

When Forever Fit found Ramiz, he was diligently working in Delhi making ends meet with his job and his training routine. But it wasn't so easy for Ramiz to get a routine in the first place. Ramiz hails from Deoghar, a small village in Jharkhand and it all began when he was in the 11th standard. He participated in a running competition and stood first and then realised he has the talent he had never known to have before. There was no looking back after!

"Once I knew I had the talent to become a runner, my aim was to improve."

Ramiz Is A Sprinter Who Drives A Cab At Night To Pay For His Training© Forever Fit

Since there were no training facilities in his village in Deogarh, Ramiz had to travel daily to a training facility which was 12kms away. With the daily commute and the academy fee, Ramiz was finding it fairly hard to make ends meet but he didn't give up on his dream with the glimmer of hope the training brought him every day.

"The fee of this academy was Rs.500 a week, which included training, and a post workout meal."

His hard work paid off well and the academy did him good. His running improved tremendously and he won three gold medals in district-level races!

"I participated at the State level competitions, and won bronze medals twice in the 100m sprint race. I was doing well, but wanted to improve my performance as a sprinter."

The Big Move

Ramiz's struggle in his village was getting taxing by the day and his progress was becoming more and more stagnant. He wasn't getting the push he needed to conquer or learn more, neither was he getting proper guidance from a suitable coach. That's when he decided to move to Delhi and make a clean break. His parents were not very happy with that decision as they weren't very keen on him pursuing a career in sports.

Ramiz Is A Sprinter Who Drives A Cab At Night To Pay For His Training© Forever Fit

"My parents didn't support my decision. Like most Indian middle-class families, they wanted me to focus on my studies, rather than waste time on sports."

Ramiz's determination didn't deter him one bit and he made a big leap towards a brighter future and eventually shifted to the capital. Delhi has a lot to offer where sports is concerned and training facilities are available in plenty for a runner. Ramiz didn't give up on hope and started looking for the right path as soon as he landed in Delhi. But the big bag city comes with its own dilemmas.

To make ends meet and continue a career as a runner, Ramiz took up the job as a taxi driver and got into the most rigid routine to carry forth his passion!

"Since my parents don't support me financially, I have to bear my own living and training expenses. So, when I moved to Delhi in December 2016, I decided to become a taxi driver."

Ramiz drives a cab at night from 8pm to 8am. After 12 hours of making sure his passengers reach their destination safely, he eventually goes home and sleeps from 10am to 2pm, following which he is found at Thaygraj Stadium from 4pm to 7pm, training and improving his mettle as a runner. Ramiz is also pursuing his B.A. Hons in English simultaneously from the open school of learning and living up to parents expectations. But his studies don't come in the way of his achievements one bit!

"I recently won a Silver medal in Delhi, at YMCA Athletics Meet."

Ramiz Is A Sprinter Who Drives A Cab At Night To Pay For His Training© Forever Fit

Apart from that, Ramiz lives a healthy lifestyle where he eats right to maintains a wholesome diet and tries and gets adequate sleep.

"Because I'm short of time, I focus on eating foods like oats, bananas, and eggs because these are easily available, healthy, and cost-effective."

Never Give Up!

'Never give up on your passion' is Ramiz Raza's life motto. He believes if you work hard enough you're bestowed with the best gift life has to offer. From a small town village to a big city, Ramiz followed his dreams of becoming a successful runner and he hasn't looked back yet!

"No matter how hard the struggle gets, I will never give up running. Despite my difficulties- in terms of diet, finances, and time management- the thought of giving up my passion never strikes me. I believe that determination will ultimately bring."

While Ramiz struggles to become successful at what he does best, he is actively looking for a sponsor so he can focus on his training a lot better and aspire towards being counted amongst the best runners in the country! If you ever happen to sit in his cab, strike up a conversation with him about his story for sure or write to him at ramizrza78@gmail.com, in case you want to help him out.

*with inputs from Ramiz Raza's Interview with Forever Fit.


Humans are capable of extreme cruelty and over the years torture techniques have become more and more sophisticated. To understand the true extent of human indignation we dived deep into world history and found out some of the most painful torture devices to have ever been used on humans in this gory, gory list.

1. Flaying

Flaying© aminoapps

Flaying is a punishment where people are skinned alive. It has successfully made appearances in a lot of different cultures. Assyrians used to hang the skin coat of their defeated enemies on city walls to represent the cruelty and trigger fear in people's mind. 

2. Brazen Bull

Brazen Bull© tripadvisor

Brazen Bull is a device considered not only one amongst the most painful devices of all time but also technologically advanced for the time— 6th century BC. In fact, it is believed that it's inventor; Perilous of Athens got tricked into being the first guinea pig to be served to the metallic bull. The bull was lit underneath, and its mechanism was such that a system of tubes amplified the victim's screams. The voices that came out of the bull allegedly resembled a raging bull.

3. Impalement

Impalement© notizie

Impalement was 'Vlad the Impaler's' favored punishment for traitors and people who refused to abide by him. The process involved forcing victims to sit on a sharp pole which would rise at a constant speed. The victim would slide down the pole slowly. Sometimes it took as long as three days for the victim to die. Some historical books suggest that Vlad once punished 20,000 people with impalement while enjoying a meal.

4. Scaphism

Scaphism© sickchirpse

Did somebody say food? We have another torture method sailing the same water. It is an ancient Persian method where victims are force-fed large quantities of milk and honey to trigger bodily dysfunction. They would then be strapped to a rowboat surrounded by honey to be either consumed by insects or drown in their filth.

5. Keelhauling

Keelhauling© entertales

In the 18th century, this was a standard punishment adopted by pirates as well as Navy men. The strangled victims would get dragged and tossed overboard. The open wounds and blood would entice hungry sharks to attack and kill them.

6. The Breast Ripper

The Breast Ripper© allthatinteresting

It is pretty self-explanatory. A heated or frozen metal was used to rip the breasts off women. It was a device used in medieval Germany to punish women for parturition out of adultery.

7. Boots

Boots© alamy

Many amongst the entire list of popular medieval torture devices are believed to be legends. This one, however, is not only recognised by historians but considered the cruelest of them all. The victim's legs were covered with a wooden or iron casing and wedges would be hammered between the boards, creating pressure. The device had a lot of variants throughout the history— one was surfaced with metal spikes.

8. The Rack

The Rack© loping

Every reader of George Orwell's masterpiece 1984 would recognise this device. All four limbs were tied to a wooden frame using a rope. The torturer would then start turning the handle to tighten the cables and in turn stretching the victim's limbs. They would only stop when the victim's limbs were dislocated.

9. Water Torture

Water Torture© democrati

This Chinese torture device drives the strongest-headed human insane. A slow but continuous stream of water droplets falls on the head of the victim in an isolated space.

10. Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered

Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered© ranker

In England, the punishment for treason was to be hanged, drawn and quartered. The multistep process was abolished in 1814. The victim is dragged into a wooden frame; they are then hanged by the neck until they are near-death. They are then immediately castrated— their genitals are then burned before their own eyes. The final stage; quartered is where the victim is cut into four separate parts and beheaded.


It is true that life cannot go on without you lying from time to time, but there are certain situations where you can not afford to lie. If you lie in your relationship, you will be investing in something which is eventually going to break and if you are lying on your job application, then you will keep living in fear of being exposed. Such lies can be poisonous to anyone and take a toll on one's health and it's better to learn from what the wise have said.

Here are a few situations where lying is the worst option you can choose, hence choose your lies wisely.

1. Feeling Low At Work

Basic Things You Should Never Lie About In Life© Thinkstock

This one is simple. If you are not feeling well, then there is no use sulking about it. Take the rest you need and don't force your body to suffer, as it will only make the pain or situation worse. In some cases, you can choose to work from home, but the important thing is learning when to not exert yourself pointlessly. 

2. Your Feelings With Your Partner.

Basic Things You Should Never Lie About In Life© Thinkstock

Whether you feel that your love for your partner is fading away, or there is a bridge you cannot gap, then you should not stop yourself from expressing your feelings to your partner without any hesitation. Let them know the truth and give them space and time to take the next step. It is their right to know the truth. If you lie, you both suffer and if you get the courage to speak, you free yourself from a huge burden and that's a good start.

3. Your Physical Appearance

Basic Things You Should Never Lie About In Life© Thinkstock

You could have a large forehead, be dark skinned or look small or thin, but you should be always proud of your appearance. If you can't accept yourself for who you are, then how can you expect anyone else to? It is your peace of mind and confidence in your body that makes all the difference. If you are lying on social media or tinder due to this fear, then think of how cheated people will feel when they discover that it was not the real you and you broke their trust from the beginning.

4. Faking Fun At A Party

Basic Things You Should Never Lie About In Life© Thinkstock

It's no use wasting your time when you are free and not enjoying. Going to a party just for the sake of it is simply a waste of your time and makes you feel alone, even though you might be surrounded by a whole lot of strangers. If you like reading a book and sipping your coffee, then do that instead of trying to make yourself feel included in the crowd.

5. Your Mental Health

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No one is ever perfect and everybody faces some kind of problem at some point in their life. They may seem happier today but you do not know their past. If you know you are going through any kind of depression or stress then acknowledge it and don't hide from it. Remember, problems are solved when you summon the courage to face them and not when you try to run away from them, although you never can.

6. Anything You Share With Your Doctor

Basic Things You Should Never Lie About In Life© Thinkstock

If you smoke pot, drink excessively or do anything that is affecting your health, and you then decide to hide it from your doctor, then my friend you are not solving anything but only inviting more trouble. A doctor is not a wizard who will know all your problems automatically. If there is something wrong with you, don't shy to tell it to your parents or doctor, as they are the ones who are really trying to help you. When you address the problem out loud, you then strengthen your willpower to step away from that addiction. 

7. Your Application Resume

Basic Things You Should Never Lie About In Life© Thinkstock

Photoshopping your offer letter or your last salary statement is one of the top-rated scams that job applicants are being accused of these days. There are certain agencies which are outsourced to the companies to have a proper background check on the information you provide to any company. If you lie there and are caught later, would you be able to tolerate the embarrassment of being called a fraud and then fired from your position?

8. A Mistake You Made At Work

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We are all human and we all make mistakes but only a few are strong enough to admit the error they make at work. If by chance you get indulged in some wrongdoing or make a mistake, then whatever position you are at, you should never step back from taking the responsibility of your doing. It takes a man to admit a mistake, and ones who try to hide away are cowards and a good company is not built of cowards.