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  1. When Apple unveiled its latest iPhone flagships back in September 2017, the company flaunted a number of their most impressive, and highly-anticipated, features — among the most significant and long overdue ability to charge up sans the cord via the universal Qi wireless charging standard. The iPhone X and iPhone 8's wireless charging feature has a dark side though. While it's extremely convenient to charge your phone without a cable, it looks like wireless charging drains your battery. ZDNet contributor Adrian Kingsley-Hughes found out that when he switched from cable charging to wireless charging the number of recharge cycles on his iPhone increased. © Apple Back in January, ZDNet blogger Adrian Kingsley-Hughes “became suspicious” that charging his iPhone wirelessly “wouldn't be good for the long-term health” of his battery, noting how after just four months of ownership his device had reached 90 recharge cycles and just six weeks later it reached 135 cycles. According to Apple, iPhone's “battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles” beyond which point the Li-Ion battery pack is considered worn and should be showing signs of degradation. “That means that in 18 months I should be at 450 recharge cycles, and will break the 500 mark after another two months,” he said. He previously “would have expected an iPhone to make it closer to the 36-month/three-year mark before hitting the 500 recharge cycle.” © Apple In other words, his battery isn't getting a break and appears to be burning through recharge cycles at a much faster rate due to switching from the cable to a wireless charger. The wireless charging feature employs magnetic induction to charge your phone which is why it's also known as inductive charging. On its website, Apple warns users that the phone might get hotter when it's charging and that if it gets too hot, the phone will automatically restrict the battery from charging above 80 percent to prolong the life of the battery. Last year Apple was in hot waters for restricting iPhone's performance via software upgrades. In their defence, the step was taken to prevent sudden shut-downs caused due to the inadequate supply of power coming from worn out batteries. But the issue wasn't taken well by the consumers and Apple is already facing dozens of lawsuits.
  2. Shah Rukh Khan is an actor who is loved by millions across the globe. This man is the sheer example of making it big on his own without any strings in the industry. Being an outsider, he struggled a lot in his early days and despite not belonging to an influential Bollywood family, he made his way to the top of the ladder, becoming a household name. Lovingly known as 'King Khan' or 'Badshah' of Bollywood, Shah Rukh's success story is emotional, inspiring and at the same time heartbreaking. It takes a lot of hard work and courage to rise in tinsel town, which is known for proudly supporting nepotism. © Twitter While today, the actor rules millions of hearts, early in his life, Shah Rukh Khan faced one of the biggest roadblocks of his life. The demise of his parents left him shattered but it never stopped him from believing in his dreams. In a candid chat with Rani Mukherji during the promotion of her upcoming film 'Hichki', SRK revealed how losing his parents had crushed him. He spoke in detail about how he converted his grief into his passion for acting, which only helped him soar in the industry. © YouTube “My greatest Hichki moment is the death of my parents. I was 15 when my father passed away and 26 when my mother passed away. We were not financially stable and I was pursuing my Masters. It was sad all of a sudden, we could feel that void. The loneliness, loss of both my parents, this pain could have made thing difficult for us. I decided to overcome that Hichki by letting acting take it away,” Khan said. “The pain never really went away but it used to focus a lot on my work. For me acting is that little vent. People close to me will tell you that acting is my vent, my place to manifesting these emotions. I always say this to my family that one morning, when I wake up, I will realise that I have spent all these emotions and now have nothing more to give as an actor. So, death is a hiccup from where you can't come back. I knew it and hence gave it all in my work. God might give you hiccups but he always gives you a way out of it as well. I found my friends and family in this industry again.” Check out the video now: SRK is one of those actors whose journey to fame is not just inspiring but emotional as well. It's a story that can inspire you and help you to make a name for yourself in this big world.
  3. On any Indian road, if you begin to spot the most popular pairs of jeans, you'd arrive upon a visual mess over denim. Meaning, ripped jeans. In one form or the other, rips and holes on various denim washes has been a big reality since years. And how much so ever they disgust your mother, you love them. And going to continue wearing them in life. So, since ripped jeans are the core of every man's life right now, TV actor Parth Samthaan too, is not far behind in being glued to them. He wears them almost daily, in the most explicit versions and flaunts them on his Instagram, one upload after another. Here's a list of his best ripped jeans moments till date! 1. Without any doubts, Samthaan owns a pair of knee-ripped jeans. Identically ripped on either sides and best: in not a usual blue. Come the sun or moon, he pairs them with tank tops with his guns on display. These days I find it too boring to post anything on social media ...apologies :p A post shared by Parth Samthaan (@the_parthsamthaan) on Jun 21, 2017 at 5:25am PDT 2. Another pair in his kitty is a pair of black knee-ripped (and further) jeans. While the holes on the knee look refined, the ones above are flag-bearers of complete debauchery (in a good way). He's all about balance, you see. My favourite click from the shoot ! ð Tu jo kahe...coming out on 22nd April !â¤ï¸ððð #week to go #music video #romantic track #love #passion A post shared by Parth Samthaan (@the_parthsamthaan) on Apr 15, 2017 at 11:56pm PDT 3. Coming to the blues, this is Parth's most sober pair of ripped jeans. Just slightly ripped, distressed, without any chaos and ensuring they don't appear too hypebeast. Let's call these his safest jeans. A new year is on its way and it's possibilities are endless ! Whatever happened over this past year ,be thankful for where it brought you ..where you are ,is where you are meant to be ! @tanmay_photography A post shared by Parth Samthaan (@the_parthsamthaan) on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:22pm PST 4. But then again, he's not far behind in the actual concept of ripped jeans: dirty, badass and savaged to perfection. Just like this pair here. Create your own world , world where you can be happy , content , world where you don't have any demands , but only serve and make people smile ðâï¸ #manik #shoot #kyy3 #voot Styling : @ziaa_rrish A post shared by Parth Samthaan (@the_parthsamthaan) on Mar 9, 2018 at 1:14am PST 5. Just like #1, looks like, the TV actor owns an exact same pair, just in blue. Because really, there's nothing a blue pair of jeans can't solve. And clearly, if not out and about promoting his projects, Parth prefers lying on tiled floors in them. I can be a morning person , if morning happened to be around noon ððhave an amazing Sunday !! #behindthescenes #photoshoot with @thegreydot A post shared by Parth Samthaan (@the_parthsamthaan) on Jul 9, 2017 at 12:30am PDT
  4. Some felt he couldn't handle the fiery bouncers, while others swore that he was no less than a God when piercing the off-side. When many laughed at his lack of athleticism, others took immense pride in his ability to galvanise a side. Sourav Ganguly's ability to polarise opinion led to one of the most fascinating dramas in Indian cricket, yet, nobody can question his status as one of India's most successful captains. At a time when Indian cricket was probably at its lowest ebb in the wake of the sensational match-fixing exposes in 2000, Ganguly took over the captaincy and soon proved to be a tough intuitive and uncompromising leader. Forging a winning unit from a bunch of talented - but directionless - individuals, Ganguly's leadership helped cricket-crazy India to overcome the setback of match-fixing. © Reuters Under his stewardship, India began winning—especially the Test matches—away from home. He was also at the helm of affairs, putting together a splendid streak that took his side all the way to the World Cup final in 2003. Later that year, victories in Australia and Pakistan turned him into a cult figure. Today, almost 10 years after his retirement from international cricket, Ganguly has taken up the role of a cricket administrator with the same vigour that once reflected in his batting and captaincy on the field. We don't know about his personal life, but Ganguly's stint in cricket - as a cricketer, commentator and administrator - would have surely taught him a lot of things about life in all its shades and colours. In an inspiring interview, Dada gave valuable insights on the things he learnt on his journey - one for each of his professional decades. Lesson From The 20s: Throw Revenge In Trash Can © Reuters Before even turning 20, Ganguly received his maiden call-up to the Indian cricket team for the Benson & Hedges World Series in 1992. But, his painful debut forced him into the wilderness for more than four years with many calling it the end of his career. But, despite the consistent criticism of the naysayers, Ganguly never gave up to realise his dream. "In your life you may often come across people who will harm you and hinder your growth. I experienced this especially when I was a young player struggling to make it big. A lot of us – and I was no exception to this at one point of time – think of taking revenge to settle the score. Today, as a happily retired middle-aged cricketer, I would advise you not to resort to revenge. You will only be wasting energy and, more importantly, precious time. I would urge all young professionals to channel that energy into their own well-being. Be the best that you can be. I have lived all my life with detractors. The only way to deal with them is to be so good at your work that they fall by the wayside. Bettering your performance is the best revenge that you can award your enemy," Ganguly said. Lesson From The 30s: Be The Boss Of Pressure © Reuters Whether it was galvanising a demoralized Indian side or the infamous Greg Chappell saga, Ganguly witnessed his fair share of pressure situations during his playing days. And, no wonder he eventually mastered the art of not just handling, but also performing under pressure. "In my career there were moments when the pressure seemed unbearable. In 2001, when I became the captain of a demoralized, broken team, that pressure hit the roof. Yet I never ran away from it. Pressure will be with you as long as you continue to set targets and break barriers. The rule of the professional jungle is that to win battles you have to embrace pressure and not get frightened. A good two to three years into retirement, I was playing a Veterans series organized by Tendulkar and Warne in America. All the top stars were playing, and I couldn't score any runs in the first match. This was not surprising as my stint with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) allowed me virtually no time for practice," he said. "I could have easily avoided any pressure for the second match of the series in Los Angeles as it would not have added to my tally of international scores. Nor would anyone have remembered. But I decided to push myself as I did during my playing days, took the additional pressure and got runs in the second match. As I said, it did not change anything. Not a single run was added to my tally. But deep inside there was enormous satisfaction for handling pressure successfully yet again. Pressure is like a wild horse. Difficult to tame but once you manage to do it, the skill set remains with you," he added. Lesson From The 40s: Saying Goodbye With Grace © Reuters As much as their playing days, the right moment to call time on a career is equally important for a cricketer. No matter how popular or iconic the cricketer is, overstaying their welcome or retiring too soon can undoubtedly scar their glorious careers. That's exactly what Ganguly pointed out. "For a lot pf players, handling retirement has not been easy. I have, however, thought positively all along. In my generation of Indian players, I was the fastest one to reach 9,000 ODI runs. Only the third player in the world to take 10,000 runs and 100 wickets. Captain of 200 games for India. One of the top 3 in Indian cricket to have played 100 tests and 300 one-dayers. I could leave with my head held very high. Of course, I would be parting from the thing I loved best. We cricketers live a full, action-packed life. In the last two decades, I had experienced so much. Rejections, my debut hundred, being ousted, taken back as captain, not picked at the auction, picked as captain again," he revealed. "As I was busy packing my bags after my last match at Nagpur, I told myself, there was a bigger part of life still to be lived. And enjoyed. Even the greatest of athletes had to embrace retirement. Sampras, Lara, Tendulkar, Maradona. The best part was that we left the sport when we were relatively young. The road ahead is wide open for me. Only cricket has finished. Life is calling me for a much longer and challenging second innings. Umpire, middle stump, please," Ganguly concluded.
  5. Photo: AFP Alongside well-groomed canines taking part in beauty contests this week at Britain´s Crufts dog show, specially trained Labradors, poodles and cocker spaniels showed off a different set of skills that can save the lives of their disabled owners. These four-legged helpers are trained not just to help the blind or partially sighted but also to recognise a variety of sounds for the deaf or detect the signs of an impending epileptic fit. Some of the dogs can recognise the sound of an alarm clock, a knock on the door or a fire alarm -- and transmit the information by moving their paws or adopting certain positions. Veronica Pearce, a spokeswoman for the association Hearing Dogs For Deaf People, which was taking part in the display at Crufts, the world´s biggest dog show, said the aim of the charity was to give disabled people their independence back. "We have got lots of people who before might be relying on their parents or their parents wouldn´t be able to leave them, but are now living on their own," Pearce said. Since it was created in 1985, the organisation has helped more than 2,000 people. "If someone requests a certain sound at application stage, we will make sure that the dog is trained ready for that," said Janine Hovey, a 27-year-old trainer. One example is training dogs to react to baby monitors. "If they´ve got a child, and they want to be able to hear the baby monitor, we can train the dog for that specific sound," she said. ´Got my freedom back´ For the past three years, John Morris, a former warehouse worker based in Leeds in northern England, has had Theo, a cocker spaniel given to him by the association. "I have now got my freedom back. Without him, I could not go out," said Morris, who lost his hearing 15 years ago because of his job and now works as a volunteer for the association. For Morris, it is about more than having a dog who can hear for him. Walking around with Theo and the curiosity that the dog arouses has given Morris his confidence back. "I now talk to people, whereas I didn´t before. I couldn´t look at people in the face," he said. "It gives me a new life". In total, more than 7,000 people in Britain are helped by a dog, including around 5,000 for the blind or partially sighted. Epilepsy warning Diagnosed with epilepsy in 1998, Lynn Radcliffe lost her driving licence and her job and had to give up going to football games. "It was really dangerous to go out on my own. Just simple things like crossing the road were dangerous -- I could have gone into a seizure without warning, so I had to have someone with me." The arrival of Simba, a Labrador trained by the association Support Dogs, has changed things. "There are very subtle signals that we wouldn´t see, but dogs are very good at picking these signals up," said Rita Howson, the director of the association, which also helps adults with physical handicaps and autistic children. "They can warn the person between 15 or 50 minutes prior to that seizure happening." While a warning bark fails to prevent an epileptic seizure it does give time for people to prepare for it. "It makes life safer in the house," said Radcliffe.
  6. Life is so unpredictable that it's imperative to know some of its secrets just so you can get through the twists and turns it has to offer. Just because you're out of college it doesn't mean you have it all figured out. There are a lot of skills that you must possess to go through various life hacks and no school or education will teach you these skills, well not all of them at least. Your biggest teacher will always remain 'experience' and what you learn from it will definitely change your life around. © Thinsktock In your twenties, you learn to recognise the ways of life and the knowledge stays on with you forever, since your twenties is when you start to define life and its purpose. So here are some important life skills every twenty-something should master to become a better man as you grow older. How To Be Honest Honesty is crucial in your formative years as it helps you become the bigger person and you would need that kind of learning when you reach your thirties and forties. When you're late to an appointment, it's easy to pin the blame on traffic and other factors. Instead, start by apologising for being late in the first place and accept your mistake graciously. It's something you have to learn in order to not risk your integrity. © Thinsktock How To Start An Interesting Conversation Making or building a conversation is considered as a highly underrated skill. But it's a great skill-set to enhance networking and confidence. If you dare to start up a conversation with a random person, you'll probably end up with some great and helpful networking, a new friend and an insight into something important. © Thinsktock How To Communicate Effectively It doesn't matter what career path you've chosen for yourself but it matters how effectively you communicate through written word or verbosity. Most successful men ace the skill of communicating efficiently, and with much conviction. © Thinsktock How To Take Criticism If it's constructive and healthy criticism, it's bound to help you in your growth. It's absolutely alright to get feedback for something that will inevitably help you in your growth, in your formative years. In order to be successful in life, it's important to take in all the necessary criticism that will help you. If the criticism is not helpful or counter-productive then it's best to ignore it and not pay much heed to it. © Thinsktock How To Ask For What You Want If you're confident and assertive about what you want, you'll always achieve it. But the question lies in how to ask for what you want, since it's the most underutilised skill to be successful. The answer to that is courage and confidence. If you deserve a promotion or a raise or even an expectation from someone, all you need to do is ask clearly and confidently about what you want. © Thinsktock How To Keep Promises keeping promises is a way of showing respect towards other people. If you've made a commitment somewhere, don't backtrack on it later. If you've told a friend you will be there for their birthday, show up. Keeping promises help you understand the concept of commitment and that's where you gain most of the respect from people. © Thinsktock How To Be Resilient If you strengthen your might to be resilient at an early age, there is nothing that can deter your spirit later in life. Resilience is the key towards withstanding any test in life. Your 20s are when you're relatively free of responsibilities, unlike your 30s and 40s. So it's a good time to test extremes and if you fail, bounce back up and show resilience. © Thinsktock How To Let Go Of Anger There is a way to channelize your rage and frustration in a more positive manner than a negative one. You can use the anger towards channelizing a good amount of creativity. It's a great tool to let go of anything negative. And if you learn how to do it at an earlier age, patience will come naturally to you, later in life. © Thinsktock How Face rejection In your 20s you face a lot of things. New jobs, relationships and experiences and not all of them turn out to be as you expect them to. It's absolutely okay to let go of some expectations and face rejection. It's only then you learn to face what life has to offer. Life is not always kind and the sooner you learn that, the better you deal with it. © Thinsktock How To Accept Change Change is the only constant. You must have heard that enough. But it's true. We have a hard time adjusting to change but change is inevitable and sometimes it's for the better. To get accustomed to frequent change, change things around in your 20s. Your habits, interactions, experiences etc. Only then you won't let bigger changes affect you negatively in the later part of your life. © Thinsktock If these skills are successfully achieved in your twenties, then there is a sure shot possibility of you turning out to be the man you always envisioned yourself to be.
  7. Season 11 of 'Bigg Boss' was the most controversial one for obvious reasons, as we saw contestants stooping to a level we never thought one could sink. In the Big Boss history, we never came across such contestants and such gossip scoop. But there is no denying that viewers had a baller time watching it. © Colors At the end of all the bloodshed and drama, it was Shilpa Shinde who took the crown and won the 11th season with massive votes. Though Hina Khan and Shilpa often grabbed the limelight, it was Akash Dadlani's and Puneesh Sharma's friendship that people loved the most. From laughing, planning, and plotting to staying with each other through thick and thin, the two added the much-required entertainment quotient in the show. © Colors Well, most of the time the equation that we see on-screen often fades away once the show is over. But in case of Akash and Puneesh, we can say that their friendship was quite genuine and not just for the cameras. © Colors They recently had a reunion and even shared a picture on Instagram proving that their bromance is for life. Looking at the two, it takes us back to the times when the two were having a blast in Bigg Boss. Puneesh took to his Instagram and wrote, “Bros meeting â¤ï¸ @iacashdadlani #bangbang #puneeshsharma #bandgipuneesh.” Bros meeting â¤ï¸ @iacashdadlani #bangbang #puneeshsharma #bandgipuneesh A post shared by Puneesh Sharma (@puneesh4353) on Mar 7, 2018 at 10:51am PST For sure, these two are bros for life and we can totally imagine them jamming on 'Bang Bang' together!
  8. There are stories that make you happy, and then there are stories that make you sad, but then sometimes some things just straight up break your heart so much, that you are on the verge of crying. Let's start this heart-breaking story with a cliché, because it's true – Dogs really are our best friends. They are the only loyal companions a person can ever have, and honestly, we do not deserve them at all. Our pets love us unconditionally, and that love extends to even after we die. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the story of Hachiko, but let me refresh your memory. Hachiko is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, for whom he continued to wait for over nine years following his death. We have heard a lot of stories like that, because let's be real, dogs are the best, and each and every story is as heart-breaking as the last one. Here we have another story like that because everyone needs a reminder of how much love dogs actually have for their humans. About four months ago, a 59-year-old homeless man was stabbed in a brutal street fight in Novo Horizonte, in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and was taken to a hospital where he passed away. While he was being taken to the hospital, his dog chased down the ambulance until he got to the hospital doors. © Facebook According to local media, the dog kept coming back to the hospital, waiting for his owner. The hospital staff even took the dog under their wing, and provided him with everything he needed to survive. From food to shelter, the staff did everything they could to take care of the little doggo. They even found a kennel for him, which was just 3kms away from the hospital. © Facebook But, even after the kennel took him and had a new owner lined up to take him, the dog was just not ready to let his old owner go. After escaping from the kennel, he was right back at the hospital. The story recently went viral after it was shared on Facebook by Cristine Sardella. She wrote, “We have a lot to learn from animals,' her post on Facebook read. This dog stays every day at the door of the Santa Casa de novo horizonte hospital waiting for its owner who unfortunately passed away. He may be waiting in vain, but the love he feels for his owner is eternal.” © Facebook Okay, I'm going to go and cry now.
  9. Disclaimer: The writer was not drunk while writing this post. Also, we're not promoting alcoholism with this post. Please don't drink and drive. We drink to have a good time, and sometimes to drown out a bad time. We drink to party and let our hair down. As alcohol goes in and inhibitions melt away, the world seems a better place and life seems doable. Tomorrow is a new day and it will be a day of endless opportunities, we tell ourselves. When your dopamine levels go up after 4 pints of beer and an endless feeling of positivity kicks in, you begin to see life for its many possibilities. The same is the case after smoking up. © Thinkstock Photos This, my friend, is the best time to make a life-altering decision. A decision made when you are in a happy state of mind is the best decision ever. A decision made when you are frustrated in your current job or sick of your partner will always be an emotional decision, if not necessarily wrong. When you smoke up or are tipsy, you are not bogged down by the ugly reality of life as harshly as you are when you are sober. This is probably the reason why friendships formed over rounds of whiskey or shared joints are the strongest ones. We are often the most honest versions of ourselves when we are on a high (of course, not when you are piss drunk and puking your guts out on the footpath). If someone has seen you soul in its most bare drunken form and still liked you, that is a friendship for life. Very similarly, a life decision made when you are just a little tipsy (mind you, not the decision to drive) is probably the most honest decision you will make. Of course, there is a very thin line between a careless decision and a heartfelt decision when you are on a high. Alcohol alters our decision-making ability and cognitive facilities temporarily and you certainly can't make decisions that require you to take a physical action. You can't drive well or throw a dart on bull's eye. But under a happy high, you can listen to what your heart wants and you can listen well. © Thinkstock Photos If you have been trying to muster the courage to take that long overdue decision but the sober reality of everyday life scares you too much, a good high is all you need to find the guts to follow your heart. Every time I get drunk I tell myself life is good. I tell myself I will start getting up early in the morning and work the shit out in the gym. I see who my friends are and who I don't like. Every time I find myself tipsy I know exactly what I am doing wrong in my life and what I should do right. Problem is the next morning, as I nurse my hangover away I also nurse all the realisations away. Don't. Hold on to the decisions made on a high; they are not always bad decisions. They are the ones that are too difficult to make in a sober world.
  10. Everyone in the Indian Air Force is already a hero in every sense, but for 488 people stranded in the snow in Jammu, the Air Force became a personal saviour as well. The IAF serves and protects the country and some people got to experience that first-hand. A public relations officer (Defence) said that IAF was able to successfully rescue about 488 civilians stranded in the recent snow and cold waves in the Jammu region by air lifting them from Udhampur to Leh. © Wikipedia According to him, a lot of people were left stranded in the Jammu and Udhampur regions due to the recent snow in the entire northern areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Putting the special aircraft IL-76, popularly known as Gajraj, to the best use, IAF airlifted all the people as requested by the Jammu and Kashmir government. The PRO said, “The Indian Air Force once again came to the rescue of the stranded civilians of Jammu and Kashmir state by air lifting 239 passengers on March 6, 2018 and 249 passengers on March 7, 2018 from Udhampur to Leh.” © Twitter He added, “Special arrangements were made by Air Force Station Udhampur and District Administration Udhampur for Security and Marshalling of civilians, which included women and children as well, into the technical area of the Air Force.” And, this was not even the first time, obviously. Adding this, IAF has rescued 955 stranded passengers by airlifting them from Udhampur and taking them to Leh. Well, we salute them for saving all these people.
  11. If you are tired of reading a lot of personal development blogs on the internet, then here is your chance to choose a book of your choice and make the journey with the author itself. You might be looking for a more healthy and stable life or one that makes life meaningful and more interesting. This list has it all to and will shower the knowledge and wisdom many successful and happy people share today. 1. Meditations on first philosophy by Rene Descartes © Amazon The author says, “my day begins by meditating at 4:15 am from 22 minutes to 70 minutes. This allows me to connect internally, be grateful, forgiving to all and myself, visualize my perfect future, see myself today doing a thing to reach my perfect future and blessings.” It is a book for someone who is ready to test his or her intellectual boundaries. 2. Siddharta by Herman Hesse © Amazon Siddharta by Harman Hesse tells a story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege to seek spiritual fulfillment. You can read Siddhartha once a year to gauge if the life you are living is in line with the person you want to be. 3. Walden by Henry David Thoreau © Amazon If you are looking to disconnect from a world of so many distractions for a while and embrace the now then this is the best book for you to read. Henry hoped to isolate himself from society to gain a more objective understanding of it where simple living and self-sufficiency were his other goals. 4. The Master Key System by Charles Haanel © Amazon If you have already read the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne and loved it then you would like to miss this one as this the one that inspired The Secret. The book says one you know, “we are spirits with bodies, not bodies with spirits, you'll be able to be what you will be.” 5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho © Amazon If you are at a stage of life where you are no longer in love with your profession and instead see it as a burden then this book can change your perspective. This masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. If you have crazy dreams then start with this book to make them come true. 6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck By Mark Manson © Youtube The writer of the book Mark Manson says, “For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity. Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In the book, he shares his counterintuitive approach to living a good life, where you will learn to only give a **** about what's truly fuckworthy. 7. 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene © Amazon If you haven't seen the movie 'Scarface' yet, then watch it today. It says “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women”. The book is about the harsh realities and how you can ace the game and it may also look evil at times but it, more importantly, depends on you how you use it to your advantage for good. 8. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell © Amazon If you have been long looking for what makes high-achievers different then go for Outliers by Malcolm. Malcolm says we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little to where they are from which is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way, you will learn about why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band and the secret behind becoming a software billionaire. 9. 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey © Amazon Well, the title says it all. As soon as the book was published it became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the wrong direction. That's the power of this book. Put your hands on it right away. 10. Rich Dad Poor Dad By Robert T. Kiyosaki © Amazon All your life you have been working for money. But, did that make you super rich or even rich? If you are reading this then I really doubt that. You have more chances of becoming rich when the money works for you and not you working for the money. Read this book written by one of the wisest investors of our time, Robert T. Kiyosaki, to learn what schools never taught you about financial literacy and why the rich don't work for money, they work to learn. This book will change your perception on every liability that you own, whether it is your car, your home loan or anything whose value is depreciating with time, to the things where you can invest in to grow your assets. If you decide to read only one book on money and being rich, it is this. After reading it, you won't be saying that it is your hard earned money but your smart earned money instead. 11. Manual For Living by Epictetus © Amazon Unlike his forefathers in philosophy, like Plato and Aristotle, Epictetus focuses on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level. Suppose seeing yourself as a kid playing with another boy and girl. The three of you grow up as friends and despite your friend's shortcomings, 15 years later your friends fall in love and get married. In time, (with your love and support from the sidelines) your two friends start a family and navigate parenting with the best intentions through trial and error. Now, there comes a time when you see yourself in disagreement with your parent's opinion and here comes the time when you would like to read this book to help self-reflex and continue being the good son. 12. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli © Amazon The book says, “if you can learn from your own mistakes, good; if you can learn from the mistakes of others, better!” The Prince by Machiavelli offers a set of lessons through the mistakes of others. It was written by Niccolo' Machiavelli in the 1500s.
  12. To be successful in life, one needs to have focus and one cannot achieve that until and unless one knows what to subtract and what to add to achieve those goals. One needs to reduce distractions and build healthy habits to have an unshakable grasp on their dreams. Here are some of those additions and subtractions you can include in your life to clear your path to success. 1. Your idea of success changes with time © Thinkstock/Getty Images When you are 18, you may think getting admission into a good college is the height of success and when you are 25, you feel like getting rich is the ultimate high. In your 40's, you may see stability as the metric of success. So, the lesson is that success changes with time and it is relative in nature. There are certain parameters by which you should define your overall success. Success is living your purpose Success finding and understanding love Success is being grateful for what you have and finding a way to give to others. 2. 'Just one more' is never a solution If you are giving yourself one more time before letting go of that bad habit of yours, then you are consciously fooling yourself and no one else. That 'one more' eventually adds up and ultimately ruins your life. Stop saying one more time to fool yourself and instead stay on the right track. 3. Saying NO often is the discipline you need to practice © Iz Quotes Saying no is an art as well as a necessity. If you do not say no to things, you should be doing so right now so that you don't lose any time working on things that are important to your life. Start prioritizing and stick to your goals. 4. Stop following the saying 'fake it till you make it' 'Fake it till you make it' works in very rare cases. Most of the time, vulnerabilities will make you strong and capable. Expose yourself to yourself! Being authentic is a better metric for success. 5. You know you are not working as hard as you can You know you need to wake up early but you are still go to bed late! That is the kind of attitude I am talking about. You know you can complete that project today but still, you do not put in that extra effort to finish it off. Stop delaying things for no reason and remember that time is limited for everyone. 6. You are not special © YouTube Stop living in a false world of your own thinking that you are very special. No, you are not! To be special, you need to be working as hard as you can to reach places others have not. No one is born special in this world. It is what they do that makes them special and nothing else. If you want to know more about this subject then read 'The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck' written by Mark Manson. 7. Honesty makes life simpler Honesty makes communication effective and your life simpler. The fewer lies you tell, the less you need to remember, period. Honesty makes you authentic and makes you who you are. 8. You are always building something You are always building something. It could be a business, a relationship, a house. If you are not building anything that means you are stagnant and not growing. Remember things that don't grow die, much like people who may seem alive from the outside but are dead inside. 9. The day you discover how you can bring value to the world. Your contribution to the world is all that matters and there is no better feeling in this world than giving. The day you find out what your gift is or what your talent is then it should become your life's purpose to share it with the world to make it a better place. 10. Be nice for no reason © Quotes Blog Being nice for no reason is a rare quality and not everybody has it. Being kind to everyone makes you live a happy life. Your little gestures, like a smile or a helping hand can make someone's day and it won't cost you anything but will make you feel more alive. 11. Doing what you say you are doing is a super-power The perfect example for this would be Elon Musk. We all know this billionaire entrepreneur who is changing this world for the better, one step at a time. He does what he thinks needs to be done and what he promises. Become a man of your words. 12. Replace your bad habits with good ones You need to subtract your bad habits and add good ones to your to-do list to make it more focused. Keep your list clean and only keep things that will allow you to have laser focus on your goal and remove the distractions around you.
  13. As Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” After all, what's better than learning from others experiences. So, here is a list of such self-help books that will help you in finding that work-life balance and will help you change your life for the better. 1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck By Mark Manson ©YouTube The writer of the book Mark Manson says, “For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity. Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In the book, he shares his counterintuitive approach to living a good life, where you will learn to only give a **** about what's truly fuckworthy. 2. 48 Laws of Power By Robert Greene ©Amazon If you haven't seen the movie 'Scarface' yet, then watch it today. It says “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women”. The book is about the harsh realities and how you can ace the game and it may also look evil at times but it, more importantly, depends on you how you use it to your advantage for good. 3. You Are a Bad-Ass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life By Jen Sincero ©YouTube This is a guide on how to check yourself before you wreck yourself. Jen Sincero's lessons explore tapping into overcoming one's fears and self-doubts through spirituality and a higher power. The author says, “This is about your faith being bigger than your fear." 4. Work Life: A Survival Guide to Modern Life By Molly Erman ©Amazon This book is about acing small things that make a bigger impact in your life. You will get to learn the real-life tips they don't teach you in college like email etiquette, acing performance reviews, decoding office culture, and quitting your job like a champ. In short, it is a handbook for the modern office culture. 5. Meditations On First Philosophy By Rene Descartes ©Amazon The author says, “my day begins by meditating at 4:15 am from 22 minutes to 70 minutes. This allows me to connect internally, be grateful, forgiving to all and myself, visualize my perfect future, see myself today doing a thing to reach my perfect future and blessings.” It is a book for someone who is ready to test his or her intellectual boundaries.
  14. 'Activated charcoal' as a skincare ingredient is now publicly accepted as a grooming-jewel. Over time, it has only seen a rise in it's usage, popularity and a lot more acceptance in a man's caddy. The idea is simple: it extracts impurities off your skin with a massive pull (without any pain), trashes environmental scum and detoxifies your skin as part of its KRA. Thanks to charcoal, skin care (and over-all wellness) is now a lot easier for men. But where's the best out there — is it lying on the racks, on online stores or waiting to be DIY-ed? We may have an answer for you. Browse through our edit of the best charcoal products available online right now: 1. Bombay Shaving Company Charcoal Deep Cleansing Bath Soap © Amazon Price: Rs. 165 Buy it here! 2. L'Oreal Paris Men Expert White Activ Charcoal Brightening Scrub © Amazon Price: Rs. 800 Buy it here! 3. Nivea Men Active Charcoal Shower Gel © Amazon Price: Rs. 133 Buy it here! 4. Clinique For Men Charcoal Face Wash © Amazon Price: Rs. 2,873 Buy it here! 5. Beardo Activated Charcoal Deep Cleansing Face Scrub © Amazon Price: Rs. 315 Buy it here! 6. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask © Amazon Price: Rs. 1,279 Buy it here! 7. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes © Amazon Price: Rs. 2,998 Buy it here! 8. Colgate Toothbrush Slim Soft Charcoal © Amazon Price: Rs. 112 Buy it here! 9. The Man Company Charcoal, Pepper Mint, Clove Shampoo © Amazon Price: Rs. 699 Buy it here! 10. Speed Stick Overtime Charcoal Antiperspirant Deodorant © Amazon Price: Rs. 2,497 Buy it here!
  15. Everyone knows Yash Birla — the man who's secret to dropping the most horrific sartorial bombs is a bigger mystery than Donald Trump. Best? No one probably even cares enough. Over time, the Goldilocks of India has only gotten aggressive with his dressing abilities, turning metallic hues into everyday business and attracting indifference from one and all. But that's him — loud, eccentric and just how he's always been. But, while much has been spoken about his ballistic ensembles, not many have glorified the sanity that exists on his Instagram. So, here's a list of seven Yash Birla outfits that aren't all that bad, after all. 1. Like they say, you can never go wrong with Indian wear. Even if you're Yash Birla. #indianweddingstylefile A post shared by Yash Birla (@yashbirla) on Feb 18, 2018 at 1:13pm PST 2. While white T-shirts are considered classics for a reason, Birla doesn't indulge in the ordinary. He only knows how to go bonkers with wildlife prints, every single time. A post shared by Yash Birla (@yashbirla) on Nov 19, 2017 at 11:14am PST 3. Let's give it to him, he looks a tad bit dapper in a grey suit. If not as much. #amrutaphadnavis -First Lady of Maharashtra -elegance and grace A post shared by Yash Birla (@yashbirla) on Nov 14, 2017 at 6:24am PST 4. Replace his boots with suede/smooth leather Yeezys, and you'd see any A-lister getting behind this here. A post shared by Yash Birla (@yashbirla) on Aug 20, 2017 at 12:34am PDT 5. This is probably the most sober his style has ever looked. Relatable styles, Birla style. #hautdegamme @hautdegammeclothing #@diabhupal A post shared by Yash Birla (@yashbirla) on Jan 4, 2017 at 12:20am PST 6. Raglan T-shirts and street wear-approved jeans can easily be found in every man's closet. Clearly, Yash Birla is like every other ordinary Indian guy. More dear to me than life itself ..from here to eternity @shlokabirla A post shared by Yash Birla (@yashbirla) on Dec 2, 2017 at 10:53pm PST 7. Expect (or not?) Yash Birla to ace occasion-appropriate dressing, in a shirt+trousers and a (shorter-than-usual) printed necktie. Big in #Japan ...ari gato godai masta which is thank u very much in Japanese #mumbaiskyline business Meeting by the the seaside where creativity and calmness converge .. A post shared by Yash Birla (@yashbirla) on Nov 15, 2017 at 8:41am PST
  16. If you want to know how to practice compassion in life then there is no other better teacher than Dalai Lama himself. Though there are many spiritual leaders in the world today but no one is as renowned and followed as Dalai Lama is. Here are some of Dalai Lama's thoughts on love, life and compassion that will guide you to live a happier life. © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters
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  18. 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 © 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. © 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 © 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 © 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 © Thinkstock 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 © 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 © 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 © Thinkstock 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.
  19. Rolls Royce just launched Phantom VIII in India, priced at a whopping Rs 9.5 crore. I would go further into the many awesome features of the car but the tears filling my eyes are blurring my vision. I'm sure Nirav Modi or Vijay Mallya wouldn't have to think twice before buying it, but I'm just an ordinary Indian citizen. As I type this while sipping on my cold chai from the office pantry, I can't help but think that if I had Rs 9.5 crore, I wouldn't spend it on a car, no matter how supercool it was! Here's what I'd do if I had 9.5 crore: 1. Buy a swanky house in Mumbai next to Disha Patani's flat. Estimated cost – 3 crore? 2. Buy a car that doesn't cost Rs 9.5 crore. A brand new Mercedes for Rs 35 lakh? 3. Go on a world tour for a year and backpack because that's how you impress the ladies. Estimated cost – 10 lakh 4. Buy a beach house in Malibu where the world's most happening parties are held. Estimated cost – I'm so middle classs I have no idea how much that'll cost. 5. Go to Las Vegas and burn Rs 5 lakh. You know where. 6. Buy a lifetime stock of whiskey and a cellar to keep it. Estimated cost – 2 crore (Party's at my place) 7. Invest Rs 2 crore in the bank so that I get a minimum of Rs 12 lakh every year. 8. Finally, quit my job because I'll be getting Rs 12 lakh every year in interest. Who needs to work! Now if only someone would give me 9.5 crore.
  20. Photo: File PESHAWAR: Frictions between Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and its splinter group Hizb-ul-Ahrar led to the killing of a close aide of Hakimullah Mehsud and Baitullah Mehsud, and another militant in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to sources, Jihad Yar Mehsud had joined Hizb-ul-Ahrar a few days back. However, he and his fellow militant, Aleem Khan alias Umer Kamal, were killed during a clash between Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and its splinter group Hizb-ul-Ahrar. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar is led by Omar Khalid Khurasan, while Hizb-ul-Ahrar was formed by Umer Khorasani alias Mukarram following clashes over policies with the former group. Earlier, Omar Khalid killed his close aide Abbas Momand along with three others. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar leader also injured Mukarram in 2017 when Hizb-ul-Ahrar was being formed. In a video message issued earlier, Mukarram expressed reservations over attack carried out by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, including those on the NADRA office in Mardan in December 2015 and on Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore in March 2016. According to Mukarram, they parted ways and formed Hizb-ul-Ahrar as they were against Jamaat-ul-Ahrar for collecting extorting and attacking minorities.
  21. Nirav Modi, the man behind the alleged Rs. 11,400 cr PNB scam lived a life of opulence and luxury even with the threat of being bankrupt hanging over his head. Modi's bungalow in Alibaug called Roapanya was spread over 12,000 sq ft and cost Rs. 32 crores. It had all the amenities you expect in an ultra-luxury home including a theatre, library and a swimming pool. Last week, the CBI raided Nirav Modi's properties across the country and that is when gems and diamonds worth thousands of crores were recovered even as those properties were sealed by the CBI. The ED had also carried out raids in almost 17 premises and sealed 6 properties in Mumbai itself. © Twitter Apart from Jewelry, Nirav Modi's bank balance worth 3.9 crores was also frozen that had been invested in fixed deposits. Later, mutual funds and shares worth Rs. 94.52 crores were frozen as the ED tightened the noose around alleged offenders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. This came after Modi wrote to PNB blaming the bank for being restless in recovering the dues and destroying the image of his brands. “In the anxiety to recover your dues immediately, despite my offer, your actions have destroyed my brand and the business and have now restricted your ability to recover all the dues leaving a trail of unpaid debts. Whatever may be the consequences I may face for my actions, the haste was, in my humble submission, unwarranted,” Modi had replied. © Twitter Despite Modi's plea to the banks and the government asking for transparency in the probe, there's no denying the fact that he accumulated wealth beyond his means despite owning the banks more than Rs. 5000 crores. The opulent lifestyle of Nirav Modi can be gauged from the fact that he owned a fleet of cars that includes a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Mercedes Benz, a Porsche Panamera, a Toyota Fortuner, three other Honda variants and an Innova. Apart from this, paintings owned by Modi, including works of Francis Souza, Amrita Sher-Gil, V S Gaitonde, Akbar Padamsee, Bharti Kher and M F Husain were also seized. Modi is now believed to be in Belgium at an undisclosed location. He has not been spotted in the media for a while even as the shares of Gitanjali Gems have tanked over 58 percent in seven days. The probe has now spread to 120 companies which are linked to Modi and Choksi that are now believed to be shell companies involved in the 11,400 crore scam. © Twitter It's staggering that a man who owes banks thousands of crores would continue to own assets worth at least Rs. 5763 crores all this time while defaulting on payments, before finally deciding to flee the country. While Modi indulged in a lifestyle of riches on the back of numerous loans his companies undertook, it's of little use now considering high-profile defaulters are seldom brought to justice by the authorities in charge. But let's just hope that the two FIRs that the CBI and the ED have each registered to probe the case help prove the allegations on Nirav Modi, the scamster who lived the high life by looting the country's resources.
  22. There are certain things we should be doing but still, we keep suppressing that inner voice of ours which is always there to guide us. Those are the words we need to listen to. If you think you missed on something and are having trouble in life due to one reason or the other, then here is a collection of certain principles in life we should never neglect. 1. Excuses Make You Weak © MensXP A person with low willpower makes excuses. A person with a procrastinating nature falls for excuses. A person who doesn't want to win makes excuses. Do want to be that person? Or would you prefer hanging out with such a person? 2. Quit Complaining And Start Doing © MensXP One who keeps mourning over the past and does not move forward has no hope as he or she, will always waste their time blaming the past. Always remember your future is in your hands and no one else, and if you do not take action someone else will guide your life. So stop complaining and start doing. 3. Never Waste Time © brucelee Feeling lazy and saying 'I will do later' is not the kind of guy who will win the race. If you waste your precious time you are not even running the race. Want to achieve something big in life? Then start respecting your time as you won't always have enough of it and will be only left to regret it later. 4. Turn Your Passion Into Your Work © Katherine Whitehorn If money is your only drive to work, then soon you will find yourself in trouble. Try many things and find what you love doing and then find someone who can pay you enough for doing that work. If you do so, you will always have more than enough money than you need and will be living a more fulfilling life. 5. Always Follow Your Heart © iz Quotes What people say or even what I say, may or may not be right for you. No one can get a peek into your heart accept you. Also, it is better to own your decisions and if then anything goes wrong, at least you won't blame it on others but take responsibility for your actions. 6. Take Calculated Risk While You Can © AZ Quotes When you are younger you can afford to take more risks and explore whatever you want to. But, as the time passes responsibilities come into play which ultimately decreases your risk-taking capability. Utilise the time when you have it. 7. Make And Follow Your Own Rules © iz Quotes It is good to follow Wiseman's words but sometimes they need to be reinvented too. Do not wait or always wait to go by the book, instead make your own rules and stick to them. 8. Work Hard For Where You Want To See Yourself © AZ Quotes Working hard is the single most trait of a successful person that would never leave their back. This one is simple. Success is one percent luck and ninety-nine percent hard work. It is your choice which parameter you chose to live your life with. 9. Money Is Not The Solution To Every Problem © Brainy Quote Money is definitely the solution to half of the problems we millennials are facing but money is not God who will magically solve everything. There is compassion, gratitude, love, respect, hard work, honesty and caring, that are way more important than money and are essential to living a happy life. One can live without a lot of money but one cannot live without care of his or her loved ones in life. 10. Always Be Yourself © QUOTES MORNING If you are more of an introvert than don't curse yourself for being so. If you are not a party animal then don't try to fake fun at a part. Sip your coffee while reading a book or play with your pets if you enjoy that more. Thing is to be yourself and doesn't force yourself to impress other people all the time. Impress yourself. 11. Learn How To Manage Your Personal Finance © YouTube If you are carelessly using your credit card or going broke before the end of every month, then you need to learn more about how to manage your personal finance. Keeping track of expenses is one good practice most of the rich people follow. Why don't you? 12. Create A Work-Life Balance © QuotesNew Having some fun time at the beach with your friends is as important as a clients project at work. Don't wear out yourself working straight 90 hours a week but keep it balanced to have a healthy and happy life. 13. Always Take Care Of Your Parents © Brainy Quote They were always there for you and they will be in the future too, but as now you have shifted to a new city for work and have become independent doesn't mean you should forget your loved ones. Physical distance should not affect your relationship with them emotionally. Call them once in a day and let them know that you are there for them and care about them.
  23. If you currently own a Pixel 2 you may want to read this before you update your phone in the coming hours. The Pixel 2 may have faced display issues right after its launch but it still surpassed expectations when it came to performance and camera quality. The smartphone is probably the best camera smartphone you can buy today, however, a new update may change your mind. © BCCL Some users are experiencing more problems with the latest update as it causing their phones to get heat up and also reduced battery life. The issue has been reported on Twitter, Reddit and Pixel's User Community forum. The update is currently affecting both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It has been reported that the problems may have been caused due to February's security patch. The problems caused by the update seem to vary from user to user depending on what we have seen on various forums. Many users are complaining that the smartphone is running a lot warmer than usual even when the device is not performing non-intensive tasks. Some other users rewrote that devices are heating up even when the smartphone is in standby mode and is also present in safe mode. © BCCL Apart from the heating issue, the update has also caused users another problem such as reduced battery life. The security patch may have negatively affected the battery life and some users are reporting that the more half of the battery gets drained after one hour of usage. The battery life issues also vary from user to user depending on how they use their phone. One of the users wrote “I recently updated my Pixel 2 to the latest security patch. I've checked it's not a recently downloaded app, I've uninstalled all the apps I downloaded before it started getting hot just to check. It gets fairly warm almost instantly after starting to use it, within about a minute or so of anything really. Anyone got any advice? Battery life seems unaffected." © BCCL While some users have faced either one of the above-mentioned issues, some people are facing a combination of both after installing the latest update. Google has yet to comment on the reports, but given their numbers, expect the company to release a statement soon. Google is not the only company that has been facing issues with updates as Samsung also ceased its rollout of Android Oreo to Galaxy S8 handsets as it was found to be causing involuntary reboots.
  24. KARACHI: The life and times of the pioneer of organ transplant surgery in the country ? Dr Adib-ul-Hassan Rizvi ? have been drawn and written in a book that has recently been published. Featuring his days as a young boy, the book tells readers Dr Adib despised going to school but as he grew up he developed great interest in anatomy and physiology, branches in biology that deal with human organs. Turning the pages, the readers would also know what made kidney diseases and their treatment the fulcrum of Dr Adib?s focus. It also talks about his family, which always nurtured the traits that helped Dr Adib grow up to become a person whose medical services to people of the country are unparalleled. The book has been written by written by Shahbano Bilgrami, an author and editor, while illustrations are by Aftab Zafar, an artist and has been published by Oxford University Press. Dr Adib and SIUT The surgeon who is widely known and respected, is also the founder of Sindh Institute of Urology of Transplantation. SIUT is a hospital that started off as an eight-bed surgery ward in Civil Hospital, Karachi in 1972. But Dr Adib?s care for the indigent patients at the ward and support of the administration resulted in the unit?s recognition as the Department of Urology and Transplantation in 1986. Five years later, in 1992, the department became an institution and started functioning, offering free-of-charge medical services to people who can otherwise not afford treatment. Skilled professionals at SIUT attend patients for services including major and minor surgeries, dialysis, transplants, radiology tests and laboratory investigations.
  25. With pulsating crowds screaming at every turn and the charm of the Indian mela reflected in the neon lights on display, Mahesh Verma checks the timber on the 12 meter diametric well before he enters the 'Maut ka Kaun' for his performance. Even though he's been a performer all his life, diligent equipment checks before a performance are the only non-variables he needs to eliminate to distinguish between life and accidental death. © MensXP “If you fall, you're between the devil and the deep blue sea - wherever you land, you'll die. Of course, it's dangerous, but someone's got to do it,” says Mahesh Verma, the 'Well of Death' performer who hails from Sonepat. But this isn't exactly how he started out in the field. “I really like to ride bikes. When I started, it felt like I was on top of the world. I actually found this hobby by watching my father ride. My father was my hero. At first, I only used to ride a bike because at the time I didn't have the money to build a big well to ride it in.” © MensXP Mahesh had to sell his ancestral home to realize his dream of riding in a well. “I persisted that I wanted to build a big well and so I decided to sell the house which my father had built. From that money, I built a bigger well at Ghaziabad. With the grace of God, I achieved a lot of success on the back of my skills.” Even though it's dangerous, the 'Maut ka Kuan' life has treated him well as he met his wife while performing in one of the melas. His wife remembers that even though she admired his profession at the time, she doesn't want him to continue and leave the profession before it takes his life. And even Mahesh admits that even though his father, grandfather and uncle were in this profession before him, he is the last guy in his family to ever perform inside the death of well. “It frightens even me to think that I have done this (well of death) for so long. I don't want my children to do that. I want my children to study and get a job. I'll solve whatever problems they face.” © MensXP But this doesn't stop him from nurturing new performers inside the well. “Whenever there's a new guy who wants to learn the ropes of riding inside the death well, he first has to learn about the intricacies of the skill required to ride a bike on vertical planks. Most of the learning, including how to switch gears and turn, is through observation. Once they get the hang of it, we tell them to practice slowly, step by step.” And as Mahesh Verma signs off, he reminds us that it doesn't matter whether you call it Maut ka Kuan or Well of Death, the reality is that it's the only profession he knows and it's what he has to do for a living, even if it's dangerous. It's a reality not many of us have to face but it's this trait that makes him one of the toughest men in India.