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The Story Of A Guy Who Conquered Africa's Highest Mountain, Made A World Record & Inspired Many

Most of us have dreamt of reaching for the skies at some point in our lives. While some of us have had the chance to turn that dream into a reality, the rest of us are still moving forward on our journeys. However, regardless of where one stands on their respective journeys or which leg of the story remains to be discovered yet, one has to overcome a zillion hurdles before they can cross the finish line. Instagram Though at times somewhere along the way a few of our comrades give up on their dreams in the face of testing challenges, there still remain a few who continue to strive against all odds and keep moving forward. The following account you're about to read is about one such young lad who has been a massive inspiration to hundreds of young Indians for displaying sheer will of character and hard work to turn dreams into reality.
This is the story of Indore's homeboy Madhusudan Patidar and how he toiled hard to become the youngest Indian to climb the Mount Everest via North Ridge. He even has a world record of being 'the first person to stay on Mt. Kilimanjaro's summit for 22 hours' to his name. Rooted In Passion Instagram A resident of Rau in Indore, Patidar comes from a middle-class family of lesser means but great dreams, and an earnest hope to live a reality carved out of hard work, sincerity and faith. He is a Fire Technology engineer by degree but an avid mountaineer by profession and lives by the motto 'ain't no mountain high enough'.
It all started when he was in 7th standard and went on an excursion with his father. By the end of that adventure he'd fallen head over heels with the aspect of rock climbing and his heart was soon set on scaling the mighty Everest. Instagram In no time, his love turned into an obsession and Madhusudan went on to get himself enrolled for the basic course of mountaineering from Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering, and then later, for the advance course from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Facing Those Challenges However, scaling up those mountains came with their own set of challenges. Madhusudan had to struggle real hard in order to arrange Rs 35 lakhs for his training and lack of funds forced his family to sell off their house and even mortgage his mother's jewellery. Instagram Even the government turned a deaf ear to his requests for financial aid. Patidar's applications found no takers in either the Department of Sports and Youth Welfare or in Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Undeterred, Madhusudan approached his friends and neighbours who came together to invest in his dreams. Living The Dream On May 21, 2017, Patidar—fondly called MP's Mowgli—successfully climbed atop the Everest and became the youngest Indian to reach there via the North Ridge. He later named 21st May 2017 his 'Dream Day'. Instagram Later that year on 18th December, he went on to earn the feat of climbing atop Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. Not only this, he opted for the toughest Western Breach route to reach the Kilimanjaro summit and once there, he decided to attempt something unprecedented. He spent a record 22 hours on the summit and made it to the Guinness Book of World Records! Eyeing Newer Heights Having successfully checked two out the seven highest peaks he has on his list, he's excited than ever to take on his next expedition and move closer to his ultimate goal. From losing a part of his finger to frostbite to losing a team member to a gorge during the climb, Patidar has been witness to numerous challenges and hardships but eventually come out of them with flying colours! Instagram He has given the country many reasons to be proud of him and the youth of the nation an inspiration to learn from. We are really happy to be sharing his story with you and would love to hear your thoughts on it too.

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Farhan Akhtar Calls Out A Textbook Which Shows His Picture Instead Of The Real Milkha Singh

Fact-checking and double checking is very important and looks like a Bengali text publisher learnt that the hard way. Even if the mistake seems quite obvious, sometimes they aren't rectified, and the result is very, very expensive. So, what was the costly mistake of the day? A Bengali textbook put a picture of Farhan Akhtar portraying Milkha Singh in the hit movie 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' instead of the real 'Flying Sikh'. Ouch, that's one bad mistake, it's almost disrespectful. I mean, Milkha Singh has represented the country all over the world and this is how he gets thanked? That's not cool. image of @FarOutAkhtar is portrayed as milkha singh in west bengal text book. not at all shocked. its became regular incident here @ShefVaidya @ShankhNaad pic.twitter.com/xWfIqtgTWf — Lyfe Ghosh (@Lyfeghosh) August 18, 2018 Soon, this tweet came to Farhan Akhtar's notice and he quickly decided to make sure the 'glaring error' in the book was brought to the publisher's notice and it should be corrected and replaced soon. To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal.
There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school text books to depict Milkha Singh-ji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book?
Sincerely. @derekobrienmp https://t.co/RV2D3gV5bd — Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 19, 2018 He also tagged TMC spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Dereck O' Brien for good measure, and it paid off since he immediately got a reply. Appreciate your response. Tagged you since you take education very seriously. — Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 19, 2018 This is a valid point. Completely agree with you. No thorough review before the text goes to print ? Are we playing with the education of the future generations ? There's no point winning this game. — abhishek mantri (@mantri_abhi) August 19, 2018 Probably. Lol. You played the role so convincingly @FarOutAkhtar that you ended up in text books as Milkha Singh!! — Aisha Sheikh (@Aish61) August 19, 2018 Don't know if we should laugh or be shocked. This is comedy. Dark comedy. Satirical dark comedy. At first I laughed so hard.. Then I gave it some serious thought.. And then I laughed harder https://t.co/LA4TAZpRL3 — sanket porwal (@sanketporwal) August 19, 2018

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The Memes On Priyanka & Nick's Roka Pictures Are More Golden Than Peecee's Golden Suit

Nick and Priyanka, Priyanka and Nick – these two haven't just taken over our lives since the very traditional and somewhat unexpected roka ceremony yesterday, but they have taken over our social media accounts as well. From wishing the couple all the happiness to a lot of foreigners trying to figure out what exactly 'roka' is, both of them and their super cute pictures in desi clothes is everywhere on Twitter and Instagram. But, there's only one way to realize what the biggest news in the world is right now – the number of memes it gets. And, obviously Priyanka and Nick have a lot of them. Quick question tho, what is their ship name? 'Niyanka'? Nope, that doesn't sound nice. Or, is it 'Prick'? Now, this one I can get behind! Okay, coming back to the memes and jokes and all the people hilariously guessing what Nick's reaction will be after getting to know just how many functions and ceremonies there are in a big fat Indian wedding. Can't wait for this to happen, tbh. If Priyanka doesn't dance on Desi girl with Joe and Kevin in the engagement with Nick entering at the end and shouting `MY DESI GIRL' when `WHO'S THEY HOTTEST GIRL IN THE WORLD?' part comes then what's the point of getting engaged to Priyanka? #PriyankaNickEngagement — Moaning Myrtle ð½ (@IbathwithSOPE) August 18, 2018 Unseen picture from the 'roka'. nick jonas and priyanka chopra look so good at their engagement ð pic.twitter.com/MGBI04Md2V — mariam  (@mariamxcx) August 18, 2018 Priorities. Everybody losing their shit over Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' engagement and I'm like Sansa iski bhabhi hai ab#PriyankaNickEngagement — Harman Madhok (@harrmann98) August 19, 2018 Me. Nick Jonas really brought his American self and his parents all the way to India to respect Priyanka's desire for a traditional engagement and I'm out here crying in the club rn waiting for someone like that in my life pic.twitter.com/t0TdxqowVN — sai sailaja seshadri (@Saisailu97) August 18, 2018 Also, me. shoutout to every desi girl who grew up watching priyanka in bollywood movies and nick on disney i feel your confusion and excitement on a spiritual level https://t.co/H9l2gXv138 — anushka annonti (@justtanushka) August 18, 2018 The only reason to get married. "Please bhagwaan shaadi mein biryani buffet mil jaaye bas" pic.twitter.com/wjmLrIpLhb — Sonia Mariam Thomas (@SoKneeOh) August 18, 2018 Unseen footage. Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas at #PriyankaNickEngagement party. pic.twitter.com/Xru8vOrd8L — Dhanshreeð¥ (@Superxurl) August 18, 2018 Best decision of her life. When you know bae walked out of a Salman Khan film only to be with you. pic.twitter.com/cXBeV5Kh8t — Avinash Iyer (@IyerAvin) August 18, 2018 You can do it, Nick! We believe in you. nick jonas when he realises he has to go through 4 mehndis 7 dolkis a 27 hour long rukhsati and 2000 outfits to get married to priyanka pic.twitter.com/gnoejOVM48 — sanð¿ (@sannashxh) August 18, 2018 A bigger crossover than 'Infinity War'. priyanka and nick's wedding is gonna be the biggest fucking event of the YEAR like bollywood AND hollywood stars under the same roof celebrating the happiness of an interracial couple?? that's powerful. — r #sweetener (@notearstori) August 19, 2018 But, you have to Nick! Nick Jonas : god please I don't want to dance to Bole Chudiyan again pic.twitter.com/WYz7ZiW9rN — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) August 18, 2018 Umm. Nick Jonas: Can we have burgers, pizza or fish and chips on our wedding day?

Priyanka: Why's that honey?

Nick Jonas: The gulab jamun and gajar ka halwa that your mum fed me was just too spicy!

Priyanka: Chutiya saala. pic.twitter.com/zgg4pj44KQ — Avinash Raina (@AviRaina) August 19, 2018 'Bury your nani' okay then. Nick: “Is there any more of that bury your Nani left?”
Priyanka: “jaanu it's called biryani hehe” pic.twitter.com/3MjaG9H3ai — Hercules (@PriinceHaroon) August 18, 2018 Bury your nani, apparently. I wonder what type of food will be served at Nick and Priyanka's wedding — McBaÅÉ  (@TheMcBang) August 18, 2018 How do I get an invite? at nick jonas & priyanka chopra's wedding deepika's gonna be doing a full bollywood dance routine while miley cyrus twerks in the corner with chammak challo playing in the background soooo catch me trying to sneak into the wedding hall CUZ I HAVE TO SEE THIS — salty saad (@_saadsalman) August 18, 2018 Raise your hand if you think he should take her last name. priyanka Jonas ain't it. Nick Chopra has a nice ring to it tho https://t.co/uZzyL2sYkM — shah ð (@shahrxze) August 18, 2018 The best one. if you're not calling the Jonas boy Priyanka's Chokra you don't deserve to be a bollywood fan — HawkesBay (Löuche) (@HawkesBay) August 17, 2018 The photoshop skills, tho. ð¯ð¯ð¯ð¯ð¯ #nickjonas #priyankachopra #Priyankanickengagement A post shared by The Indian Idiot (@theindianidiot) on Aug 18, 2018 at 6:00am PDT This will most definitely happen. Can't wait for aunties to surround #NickJonas and put Haldi on him, uncles to ask him beta kitna kama lete ho, brothers to oscillate between bhai and jeeju, sisters to sing 'joote do paise lo' and the whole of Bollywood to jump on him for selfies. Aww. #PriyankaNickEngagement — Kriti Tulsiani (@sleepingpsyche2) August 18, 2018 Oops, shots fired. Your accent is more American than mine pic.twitter.com/JtBJmWY8bT — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) August 18, 2018   #mce_temp_url#    

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Here's A List Of The Beauties Nick Jonas Dated Before Getting Engaged To Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have made it official with a Roka and a engagement party for their friends and family in Bollywood and we are loving and rooting for this couple because they seem like totally in love. Taken.. With all my heart and soul.. A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT Nick Jonas and PC have had a string of relationships in the past and here's a look at all the lovely ladies who he dated before he said 'I do' to our 'desi' girl: 1. Miley Cyrus- The two singers dated while they were both Disney stars and even wrote a song about each other in their respective albums. HAPPY FREAKING NILEY DAY #niley #nileyday #nickmiley #mileynick #mileycyrus #nickjonas #11nightsintojune #likeforlike A post shared by OJDâ (@joehawkjonas) on Jun 11, 2013 at 7:02am PDT 2. Selena Gomez- She was also a Disney queen and the two singers dated shortly post his break up with Miley. The affair was short lived but they remained amicable. Jonas Brothers klibinden Nick ve Selena <3 <3 #selenagomez #selenators @selenagomez #jonasbrothers #nickjonasselenagomez A post shared by selenavrilismylife (@selenavrilismylife) on Jul 9, 2015 at 4:45pm PDT   3. Rita Ora- Even though it was denied that they ever dated, sources claimed that they were pretty close and the Jonas Brothers track 'What Do I Mean To You' was apparently meant for her. © Instagram 4.  Olivia Culpo- Nick and this gorgeous former Miss Universe had a steamy thing back in 2012-2013 but the romance fizzled out shortly. #beauty ððð A post shared by olivia culpo & nick jonas (@oliviaculpo_nickjonas) on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:36pm PDT 5. Kate Hudson- The affair which was again a short lived one was confirmed by Goldie Hawn who even claimed he was a 'nice guy'. © Instagram Post this string of relationships, Priyanka happened to him and now we all know what a happy ending this relationship got! The couple is all set to marry soon and we can't wait for the wedding bells to ring.

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Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas&apos; Engagement Party Was The Most Private Bollywood Affair Ever

If it's a Bollywood party, it has to be grand and over the top, right? Nope, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas just proved us wrong. We all knew both of them were getting engaged, but it all felt so real yesterday, especially after Nick introduced the 'future Mrs. Jonas' on his Instagram. From pictures of the roka ceremony to the entire Jonas family giving a warm welcome to Priyanka to their family, so much happened yesterday, and we haven't even gotten to the party that happened last night. Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love. A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT The engagement bash looked like a rather simple party, no way like a real Bollywood party we're so used to seeing. Not complaining though, it was quite refreshing to see, tbh. There was no one there to steal focus from the couple of the night and that's how they probably wanted it. Instead of a glamourous party with A-list celebrities, it seemed more like a very private house party with barely any pictures and videos. Alia Bhatt shared some pictures. ALL HEART ð Congratulations you guys ðððð A post shared by Alia â¨ï¸ (@aliaabhatt) on Aug 18, 2018 at 8:36pm PDT So did Parineeti Chopra. Brother-in-law and sis ð« ð@priyankachopra @nickjonas A post shared by Parineeti Chopra (@parineetichopra) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:07pm PDT But, no one looked more excited about it than the future groom himself. It's your best time guys, Enjoy it to the fullest. . . Follow @peepingmoon for more Bollywood updates . . . #PriyankaChopra #NickJonas #PriyankaNickEngagement #PriyankaChopraEngagement #Nickyanka #NickyankaEngagement #Peepingmoon @priyankachopra @nickjonas A post shared by PeepingMoon (@peepingmoon) on Aug 18, 2018 at 5:52pm PDT Well, they got engaged just after a couple of months, so the rumours of them getting married in September might come true as well. Let's wait and see!

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15 Famous Dialogues Which Can Be Used In Real Life When You&apos;re Struggling To Find The Right Words

Words are a man's best friend, but sometimes, there are moments in life when you really need to make a point, and unfortunately, words can possibly fail you.  But that is when movies come to our rescue. Filled with some beautiful and power-packed quotes, there are certain movies that can help us in putting our point forwards, in the best way possible. So here are 15 famous dialogues from some brilliant movies, which can be used in real life: 1. The Godfather  via GIPHY This has to be number 1 on the list. “I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.” 2. The Dark Knight via GIPHY If there's a supervillain who deserves the title of savage, it's Joker. “Why so serious?” Or, “Let's put a smile on that face.” 3. Gladiator via GIPHY This one's for the fighter in you. “I'll have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” 4. When Harry Met Sally via GIPHY Tell her this, and she'll be yours. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." 5. Taken via GIPHY Use this on your friend who's messing with you. “I'll look for you, I'll find you, and I'll kill you.” 6. As Good As It Gets via GIPHY If there's romance, it's in this dialogue. “You make me want to be a better man. 7. King Kong via GIPHY In case you want to turn down a proposal. “It was beauty killed the beast.” 8. The Godfather via GIPHY When your friends ask you why you cancelled your Goa plans and it's because of your parents. Or, when you take your resignation back!  “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” 9. 12 Years a Slave via GIPHY When your parents ask why you don't want to do engineering. "I don't want to survive. I want to live.” 10. All About Eve via GIPHY You know where to use this one. "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." 11. Jerry Maguire via GIPHY That rare moment when your crush asks you out. "You had me at hello." 12. Star Wars via GIPHY When you finally get your friend drunk and convince him to ask that girl out. “May the force be with you.” 13. Casablanca via GIPHY When someone tags you in a lit AF meme. “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship” 14. A Few Good Men via GIPHY When she asks you if she's looking fat. (Say at your own risk) “You can't handle the truth!” 15. Gone With The Wind via GIPHY When you're getting roasted and don't have a comeback. “Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.” So, there you have it. Hope these come to your aid to save your day. Hasta la vista, baby!  via GIPHY

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5 TV Anti-Heroes Who Convinced Us Being Bad Is A Good Thing

We start watching a TV series because of either a good plot or a strong protagonist. But sometimes, as the series progresses, it's the anti-hero that we feel empathy for. At times we start rooting for him. Maybe it's because of his great acting or the story showing that the guy is not all bad. Whenever we get an explanation for the bad choices he made, we get convinced that maybe he wasn't all wrong. This is how the anti-hero becomes one of the favourites of the TV series, if not THE favourite. Here are five such anti-heroes that won our hearts: 1. Punisher – Daredevil Season 2 © Netflix I don't know about you but the only reason 'Daredevil' was entertaining to me was because of this guy. He did what needed to be done, his actions made sense and he simply overshadowed our superhero. He's one of the best antiheroes that we've ever seen. 2. Boyd Crowder – Justified © FX Productions This man blows up a church in his first scene. Then he kills his partner because he found him a little 'off.' And yet, as the show goes on, we end up not hating this fellow, to say the least. Boyd Crowder runs a whore business, deals in drugs, kills people and does every other thing that makes him a bad character. Yet, we feel sympathetic towards him. Power of great writing, maybe! 3. Klaus – Vampire Diaries © Alloy Entertainment Klaus was one selfish SOB. He lived for himself, always kept his interests ahead and did whatever it took to achieve his goals. But somehow, we always liked him. Maybe it was the devilish charm, or maybe the British accent or perhaps the justifications on some of his bad actions, that we wanted this character to stick around. It became so popular that the network decided to start a new series revolving around Klaus & his family – The Originals. 4. Jaime Lannister – Game of Thrones © HBO The man slept with his sister. He killed the king he swore to protect. He plotted and revenged against the enemies of his sister, and some of them were good people. He attempted to kill a child who saw him with his sister in a compromising position. We should be disgusted by this character. But we aren't. It may be because of the pretty face, or the fact that he's the only one in his family who's sympathetic towards our beloved Tyrion. We end up liking him—not enough to see him sit on the throne but surely enough to see him alive until the last episode. 5. Gus – Breaking Bad © Sony Pictures Television Gus had his own style. He was calm, composed and knew what he was doing. Perhaps that made him likable. Or maybe it was the fact that Heisenberg needed Gus to survive in the meth game. Whatever the reason maybe, we didn't want this character to die. You know more such characters? Comment below and let us know!

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Here Are The Top 5 Budget Smartphones That Ensure Amazing Pictures

The midrange segment in India has never been this competitive, as every company out there is trying to differentiate its product by offering something unique. In fact, companies have also started releasing multiple products in the segment, each with its own niche. For example, the Honor 9N focuses on design while the Play focuses on performance.  We've made a list of budget-friendly smartphones that have the best camera setups and will invoke the photographer in you. Although they might lose out to their more expensive siblings in some ways - the overall experience of owning a phone in this bracket has gotten very good over the last few years.  You even get a few options that boast powerful batteries and can last really long or phones that are made for selfie lovers!  1. Xiaomi Mi A2 © MensXP The Mi A2 has a 12 + 20-megapixel dual-camera setup on the rear while the front has a 20-megapixel snapper. Undoubtedly, the rear camera is the best we've seen so far in this price segment. Xiaomi has been very confident about its camera and even compared its image output with that of flagships like the OnePlus 6 and the Pixel 2.  The phone also supports AI-powered Portrait Mode and Beautification that can be controlled straight from the camera app. This is also among the very few phones that let you select the rear lens for clicking pictures, this way you are always in control. And obviously, it also has a Pro mode for the geek in you!  Buy from Amazon.in 2. Honor 9N © MensXP On the rear, it sports dual 13+2-megapixel image sensors which are coupled with AI-powered features like beautification and automatic scene recognition. On the front is a 16-megapixel camera that also supports AI-enabled improvements.   The onboard AI optimization for scene recognition is a high-end feature that first started shipping out with the Honor 10 a few months back. The phone also sports one of the most stunning designs we've seen in this segment. The design is refreshing in the segment as all other competing devices are just a simple slab of metal.  Buy from Flipkart 3. Redmi Note 5 Pro © MensXP The Redmi Note 5 Pro is definitely among the top-selling phones of 2018 and it's absolutely worth it. It sports a dual camera setup with a 12 + 5-megapixel configuration and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. The picture output is detailed, well balanced, and perfectly saturated.  Other than the camera, the phone is near perfect in all departments. The screen is excellent, software is well optimized, battery backup is satisfactory, and the design feels premium. The only drawback, even after months of release, is that it is still being sold via flash sales.  Buy from Flipkart 4. Honor Play © YouTube Honor Play is among the first gaming-centric phones to be launched in India. It is powered by Huawei's high-end Kirin 970 SoC that is also found on flagships like the P20 Pro. On the software end, this is the first phone to ship with Honor's Turbo GPU Technology that increases GPU efficiency for gaming.  The rear has a 16-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary lens with f/2.4 aperture. The camera supports AI Scene Recognition that automatically adjusts the settings to give out the best possible pictures. On the front, a 16-megapixel lens sits in the notch.  Buy from Honor Store 5. Vivo V9 © MensXP Vivo V9 looks pretty much like a clone of the iPhone X thanks to the notch and vertical rear camera setup. Even the software, FunTouch OS is heavily inspired by iOS. The camera system has a primary 16-megapixel sensor and f/2 lens paired with a secondary 5-megapixel unit for depth information and blurry backgrounds. As it often does, though, Vivo is prioritizing selfies — this time with a 24-megapixel f/2 front-facing camera. Vivo has stressed on AI-powered facial improvements by the detection of gender, age, skin tone, and texture as well.  Buy from Flipkart

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The Best Products In India For 3 Common Hair Problems

Everything has its pros and cons. Hair — that thing you love styling daily — is just one of the things we're focusing on here. While they help define your face better, they also come with a set of problems, like hair-thinning, dandruff and frizz, that start to look (and get), rather awry most times. Now, that's not what you want right? Here, we've listed down product recommendations for 3 common hair problems men face. Thank us later if they end up being your ultimate solution.  1. Thinning Hair Ever heard of hair-thickening shampoos? Even David Beckham uses them. Why? Because over time, as your mop turns to gradual thinning, their use will boost the over-all bounce. The special polymers in such products will show a 20% improvement over time, resulting in thicker-looking hair. But that's just the start.  Besides this, you can also use a thickening cream (like the one while styling your hair, to give them a bounce instantly.  As for the shampoo, try the GO247 Mint Thickening Shampoo, we'd say. © Amazon India 2. Frizzy Hair  Unfortunately, 'frizz' is a harsh reality on your scalp. Almost all of us have been faced with it at least once in our lives. But the good news is, with the use of a single product post shampooing every day, you can get rid of the frizz over time (no matter how intense it is or not).  First off, stop shampooing too often, in case you are. Two, invest in a shampoo+conditioner (like this one) that's very moisturising, something, that conditions your hair more than shampooing it. Or best — start using a leave-in conditioner after a hair bath. They'll lock the moisture in with some major aggression.  Try the Living Proof No-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner. © Amazon India 3. Dandruff-Ridden Hair If you've been facing dandruff troubles for a while, don't lose hope yet — dandruff can be treated with the right products and a good direction. First off, massage your scalp vigorously while shampooing. #2, shampoo every day. And most importantly, use an anti-dandruff shampoo every day. But the deal is, depending upon the intensity of your dandruff problem, your cheap off-the-rack product might not work.   We'd suggest, you give the Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Original Formula Shampoo a try.  © Amazon India

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MXP Body Love: Actor Udaybir Sandhu Of &apos;Gold&apos; Fame Answers Key Questions About His Physique

In 'MXP Body Love', we ask people with amazing bodies the key questions about how to achieve, maintain, and basically take care of our bodies in the best way possible, while seeking their guidance on the same. While we want to know hacks on seemingly superficial topics such as how to look good without clothes, we also want to delve deep and discuss bigger issues such as body positivity, acceptance, how to deal with insecurities, and also how to move past difficulties and strive to reach the best version of oneself. Our 'Body Love' expert here is actor Udaybir Sandhu, who just made his Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar in 'Gold'. © Instagram 1. One food you should never, ever eat? Eat whatever you like but in a smart way. Do not punish yourself by not eating all the time. Eat anything and everything but once in a while. Please eat whatever you like because that will make you happy, but you need to be in control. My day comprises of 90 percent healthy food and 10 percent unhealthy food because I'm already in shape and I can burn those extra calories with one or two hours of exercise. But for someone who needs to get in shape, it has to be 100 percent healthy eating everyday (maybe have a cheat meal once a week till you achieve the results). Once you get the results, you'll know how your body reacts and you can adjust your exercise routine and diet accordingly. © Instagram 2. The one body part you should never ignore when it comes to workout? Chest and Legs both. I think these two body parts define a perfect body. © Instagram 3. Natural fuzz vs. waxed/trimmed body hair? Trimmed hair. You got to wax or trim regularly if you wish to see the results and also it makes you look younger. © Instagram 4. Grooming essentials - what are the products you can't do without? I try to keep everything very natural as I hardly use any products. Natural rose water is something I always rely on. © Instagram 5. Shave down there or trim it? Definitely trim. © Instagram 6. Best lighting for clicking nudes (or just for the boudoir)? I need to try it and get back to you on that one haha! © Instagram 7. Did you ever face any insecurity about your own body? What did you do to deal with it? Well, I have always been into sports but never had a great frame like an athlete.I had to work harder than the rest to have a defined body and that included going to the gym twice a day for 2 months when I was in college. © Instagram 8. What is the toughest challenge according to you, when it comes to obtaining and maintaining a body in its peak shape? Maintaining rock hard abs for sure. That's the time I completely go on a low-carb diet - which is very hard. © Instagram 9. Not everyone is content with the way their body looks. How do you suggest one should deal with it? Stop eating unhealthy food all the time and not doing any form of exercise. You need to maintain a balance in your daily life. Start slowly and don't give up. Start with 3 days of workout a week and then increase it slowly. Also, start with 50 percent of healthy diet at least, and then shift to a 100 percent healthy diet plan.The initial phase is always the toughest. © Instagram 10. The lines are constantly thinning, when it comes to what is beautiful and what is not. Body positivity is slowly catching up, and the 'accepted standards' of beauty and fitness are getting questioned. What are your views about it? Well, it depends on what makes you feel happy and pretty. It could be eating a lot and not working out or vice versa but you also need to respect your body by keeping it healthy. I'm not saying you become good-looking by getting fit but it definitely helps you stay active and more focused in life, and that in itself makes you feel pretty and confident.

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After An Intimate Roka, Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas&apos;s Engagement Bash Is A Glittering Affair

After a whirlwind of romance Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got engaged today in a traditional Roka ceremony at her Mumbai residence. Celebrating the big day with her, were her close friends and family and Nick's parents.  Taken.. With all my heart and soul.. A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT Throughout the day we saw Nick and Priyanka gushing over each other on social media. While our desi girl said she is 'taken with all her heart and soul', Nick couldn't help but admit that he is the 'luckiest man'. Well, the fans are loving this social media PDA and don't want it to stop anytime soon.  The day started with a Roka ceremony where we got to see a radiant looking Priyanka and Nick in his desi avatar.  Prayer, family and loved ones as the foundation to this new chapter. ð®ð³ A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:21am PDT Well, their grand engagement bash has begun, and as expected, big names have begun trickling in. With Bollywood biggies descending at the Chopra residence tonight, this sure seems to be nothing less than a glorious affair. Among the first ones to arrive is Priyanka's sister Parineeti Chopra. Beautiful #parineetichopra arrives for #priyankachopra #nickjonas engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:29am PDT   Gorgeous #parineetichopra at #priyankachopra #nickjonas engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:40am PDT   #priyankachopra six #parineetichopra arrives @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:47am PDT Alia Bhatt looking smashing in black! #AliaBhatt makes her glam entry at #PriyankaChopra and #NickJonas's engagement bash! . . . #nickjonas #priyankachopra #hollywood #bollywood #lovebirds #engagement #love #priyankanick #priyankanickengagement #priyankachopraengagement #bollywood #bollywoodnow #PriyankaNickEngagement A post shared by BollywoodNow (@bollywoodnow) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:54am PDT   #aliabhatt arrives for #priyankachopra #nickjonas engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:54am PDT   #lovethelook #Hottie Alia Bhatt poses for shutterbugs at #priyankachopra #nickjonas #engagement #party #aliabhatt #instadaily #manavmanglani @manav.manglani A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:49am PDT While Vidya Balan couldn't make it due to her hecting shooting schedule, Siddharth Roy Kapoor was seen.  #siddharthroykapoor arrives for #priyankachopra #nickjonas engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:49am PDT And here comes DJ Khushi, will he light up the party with his tracks? @djkhushisoni the official dj for. Tonite #priyankachopra #nickjonas engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:48am PDT Mommy Madhu Chopra all glammed up! Look at that big smile! Mom #madhuchopra arrives at daughter #priyankachopra & son-in-law #nickjonas #engagementparty A post shared by yogen shah (@yogenshah_s) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:59am PDT   Happy Mom Madhu Chopra arrives for her daughter #priyankachopra #nickjonas #engagement #party #instadaily #manavmanglani @manav.manglani A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:00am PDT And the Ambanis are here. Beautiful @nitamambani at @priyankachopra and @nickjonas engagement bash . . .#priyankachopra #priyanka #parineetichopra #arjunkapoor #nickjonas #khushi #khushikapoor #janhvi #jahnvikapoor #sanjay #sanjaykapoor #sonam #rheakapoor #shanayakapoor #sonamkishaadi #kareenakapoorkhan #kareenakapoor #Kareena #bebo #saraali #saralikahan #sara #suhanakhan #suhana #couplesgoals #powercouple #hollywood #bollywood A post shared by PriyankaðNick (@nickyankaforever) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:52am PDT   #ambanifamily #nitaambani #anilambani & #ishaambani arrives at #priyankachopra #nickjonas #engagementparty A post shared by yogen shah (@yogenshah_s) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:50am PDT   #mukeshambani #ishaambani #nitaambani pose for shutterbugs at #priyankachopra #nickjonas #engagement #party #instadaily #manavmanglani @manav.manglani A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:39am PDT   #ishaambani looking wow as she heads to the big bash. priyankachopra nickjonas engagement bash. ...... Follow @bolly_n_holly for all the latest BTown buzz! â â â â â â â â â â â â  .. #indiagram #bollywoodstylefile #mumbaidaily #mumbaidiaries #mumbaiscenes #mumbai exychic  whatabeauty #delhidiaries #delhiscenes #delhidaily #indianactress #bollywoodactresses #bollywoodmovies monsoons #airportdiaries indiatourism #dilbar #celebrities #celebrityfashion #styleinspo #styleinspiration #fashionnova #fashiongram #fashionista #bollywoodhottie #bollywoodfashion #bollywoodupdates #PriyankaNickEngagement #priyankanickengagement #priyankachopra #nickjonas A post shared by BOLLYWOOD_HOLLYWOOD UPDATE ðµ (@bolly_n_holly) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:01am PDT Papa Jonas with Bade Papa – Nick Jonas (c) Instagram Love his style ð and would have taken a proper full length picture of him. Army man at #priyankachopra #nickjonas engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:49am PDT PeeCee's favourite director Sanjay Leela Bhansali spotted. #SanjayLeelaBhansali arrives at the engagement bash of @priyankachopra and @nickjonas #PriyankaNickEngagement #PriyankaChopra #NickJonas #PriyankaChopraEngagement #Nickyanka #NickyankaEngagement #Bollywood #SLB #PopDiaries A post shared by POP Diaries (@ipopdiaries) on Aug 18, 2018 at 11:01am PDT Salman Khan's sister Arpita Sharma Khan arrived with Priyanka's close friend Mushtaq Sheikh  #arpitakhansharma @mushtaqshiekh arrive for #priyankachopra #nickjonas engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:21am PDT   A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:24am PDT Ace director Vishal Bharadwaj makes an entry.  #vishalbhardwaj poses for shutterbugs at #priyankachopra #nickjonas #engagement #party #instadaily #manavmanglani @manav.manglani A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:28am PDT Shibani Dandekar arrives with PeeCee's manager Anjula Acharia  #anushadandekar for #priyankachopra #nickjonas engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:36am PDT (c) Viral Bhayani Salman Khan's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma #aayushsharma at #priyankachopra #nickjonas engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 10:44am PDT      

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Priyanka Chopra Finally Gives A Sneak Peek Into Her Roka & We&apos;re Loving Nick Jonas&apos; Desi Avatar

Looks like Priyanka Chopra is finally making up to her fans after leaving them in the dark for so long about Nick Jonas. The gorgeous diva, who was tight-lipped for months, has been posting a string of pictures all day today on social media, talking about how much she is in love.  This morning kick-started for the couple with an intimate Roka ceremony that officially sealed their engagement.  Love is a wondrous thing. Much love now and always to the happy couple and my sweet friends @priyankachopra + @nickjonas #bombaydreams A post shared by Maneesh K. Goyal (@maneeshkgoyal) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:47am PDT   All the moments from @priyankachopra & @nickjonas 's roka function held at PC's juhu bungalow today! Wish these two a rocking life ahead ♥ï¸ . #priyankachopra #nickjonas #nickyanka #celebritywedding #priyankachopraengagement A post shared by Weddingz.in (@weddingz.in) on Aug 18, 2018 at 4:03am PDT   Congratulations to my girl, I'm so so happy for you ð #loverules @priyankachopra and @nickjonas #ICalledIT!! #rokaceremony #Pre-engagement #mumbai #india @falgunishanepeacockindia @falgunipeacock A post shared by Anjula Acharia (@anjula_acharia) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:34am PDT   I always knew one thing was certain, she deserved true love.â¤ï¸ Then her Prince came along for real... not to rescue her because god knows she does that all on her own and HOW! #globaldomination #newagefairytale ... But someone to love her the way she loves, laugh with her endlessly, keep it ð¯ & live the happily ever after that everyone who wants to love and be loved deserve. We've had many chats on love over pancakes & in planes & you know I've always wanted you to shine in love the way you do now! I am beyond happy for you @priyankachopra @nickjonas you make love look so easy, beautiful & special... Congratulations â¤ï¸ #roka #happytears ðð A post shared by Anusha Dandekar (@vjanusha) on Aug 18, 2018 at 5:36am PDT Going all desi, the Chopras invited the Jonas' to their house for the pre-wedding ritual. While Priyanka looked radiant and beautiful in yellow like always, it was Nick Jonas' debonair look in a traditional kurta-pyjama that made us smile. Small yet beautiful things you do for the people you love, right? The Roka ceremony saw her sister Parineeti Chopra, Salman's sister Arpita Khan Sharma, PeeCee's close pal Mushtaq Sheikh and many other close acquaintances.  AUGUST 18 2018- #PriyankaNickEngagment #nickjonas #priyankachopra #jicknonas #peecee #nickyanka @nickjonas @priyankachopra A post shared by NICKYANKA'S LOVE (@nickyankaslove) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:51am PDT   Unseen pictures from Nick&Priyanka's Function today morning⤠For more updates Follow ð @Bollywoodreport . . . #bollywood #bollywoodreport #mumbai #delhi #actor#delhidaily #mumbaidaily #delhidiaries#mumbaidiaries #instantbollywood #nickjonas #priyankachopra A post shared by Bollywood Report (@bollywoodreport) on Aug 18, 2018 at 5:13am PDT The pictures of the couple went viral within no time. But the Internet had a meltdown when the couple finally made their relationship official on Instagram. While Priyanka declared she was 'taken', Nick went all cheeky and introduced us to the future Mrs Jonas. Yes, they make for an adorable couple, indeed. Taken.. With all my heart and soul.. A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT (c) Instagram But this was just the start of what's more in store. Soon, Priyanka took to her Instagram and finally gave us a sneak-peek into some of the beautiful moments from her Roka. The pictures are proof that this was the perfect, intimate function that Priyanka wanted and we are loving every bit of it. (c) Instagram (c) Instagram (c) Instagram Tonight is the big engagement bash and soon in September, the duo is expected to tie the knot. If reports are to be believed, they will have a traditional Indian wedding.       

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Sanju Samson Donates 15 Lakh To CM&apos;s Relief Fund, Urges Fans To Help Kerala Flood Victims

'God's Own Country', Kerala is currently battling the worst flood in 100 years. The death toll has climbed to over 300 and is on a constant rise. More than 3 lakh people have been shifted to relief camps and rescue missions are on to save thousands of people from this disaster; Kerala needs our help as the situation continues to worsen with each passing day.  Reuters Like a silver lining in the dark clouds, in this worsening situation, people from across the country are coming forward to support and help Kerala in every possible way. And cricketer Sanju Samson also lend a helping hand by donating Rs. 15 lakh to the Kerala Chief Minister's Relief Fund. In fact, he further urged his fans to support the Kerala flood victims. Reportedly, Samson's father Samson Vishwanadh and brother Saly Samson met CM Pinarayi Vijayan and handed over the cheque to him.  Instagram Samson, in an interview with Khaleej Times, said he is not doing this for publicity, "This is not for publicity. I do charity without letting the world know. Now, it's the time to raise some awareness on the importance of making a donation to the flood relief fund and people like me have to do it and let the public know. I think my action will prompt several other people to come forward and support the flood-hit people." And he did exactly that with this Facebook post. While people are appreciating and supporting Sanju Samson for helping the Kerala flood victims, they are also criticising India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, for donating a small sum of Rs. 10,000 to the flood victims. Social media was not ready to let this pass just like that and bombarded Sharma with these tweets. Paytm founder @vijayshekhar Sharma, The youngest Indian billionaire with net worth of $1.7 billion did a self promotion by posting a screenshot of him donating a huge amount Rs.10000 via his @Paytm app towards #KeralaFloods.  Deleted it later. pic.twitter.com/ML7GHh1Y8i — Unofficial Sususwamy (@swamv39) August 18, 2018 See the cheapness of this Billionaire Vijay Shekhar, He makes a 10K grand donation, then posts a screenshot to promote Paytm & himself. pic.twitter.com/h9NEStOheD — Aashey (@789_aashey) August 18, 2018 Naam bade aur darshan chote.@vijayshekhar only 10 thousands rupeesð¤ you are a billionaire ðð#KeralaFloods #KeralaFloodRelief https://t.co/R7r7AHUz0B — Dr.Deepa Sharma (@deepadoc) August 18, 2018 Basically he did an expense of 10,000 to promote his app, will put it under Marketing budget...outright cheap and shameful by Vijay Shekhar....#paytm #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/SV3nlggxFx — Amrish Sawe (@AmrishSawe) August 18, 2018 So, billionaire Vijay Shekhar makes a 10 grand donation, then posts a screenshot to promote Paytm & himself. Vile & height of being cheap. pic.twitter.com/O9w9kJBZeE — Brown Sahiba (@Rajyasree) August 18, 2018

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11 Defining Moments That Shaped India During Our Beloved Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee&apos;s Reign

Our former prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away on August 16th, in New Delhi. He was 93. Learned, wise and a man of great stature, Vajpayee Ji was a whole nation's ideology on its own and he never failed to promote his progressive ideas, in the then regressive environment.  His prime-ministership lasted for 6 years, from 1998 to 2004 and he was the first non-Congress politician to complete 5 years as the PM of India. (c)Twitter A Bharat Ratna awardee, his premiership was significant and eventful in shaping India's democracy back then and definitely making it the fastest growing economy, post globalisation.  Not just that, he also put in a lot of effort for the downtrodden by introducing social reforms to uplift their standard of living. I personally feel Atalji is among the best PM's that our country has ever experienced, just by the sheer abundance of his knowledge, his stance on the nation's progress, sans favouritism in any way and his relations with the country's people and the world outside. Here's taking a look at 10 of his remarkable achievements, through his tenure from 1998 to 2004 as the prime minister Of India. 1. His Excellent Work In Foreign Policy There's been some really good work that's gone into maintaining bilateral relations with a lot of countries, post the cold war era. Vajpayee boosted trade relations with the US, which in turn led to the historic visit of the then president Bill Clinton in 2000. His government also put in a lot of efforts to improve economic ties between India and China but due to the border dispute tension, not much was achieved from that. To resolve the border dispute issue, Vajpayee's government initiated a structural mechanism for a 'high-level' dialogue, to absolutely do away with the dispute.  His 'Look East' policy also helped in improving India's ties with countries in South East Asia. This policy is being carried out by PM Modi till date. (c)Twitter 2. Strengthening Indo-Pak Ties Vajpayee's greatest foreign policy move till date has been improving the severed ties between India and Pakistan and he didn't leave any leaf unturned while trying his best to mend the ties between the two conflicted countries. I am sure most of you remember a bus service that was started between Delhi and Lahore. Yes, that was under his efforts to normalise the situation as much as he could. On February 19, 1999, a bus service from Delhi to Lahore was inaugurated and he was the first to travel to Pakistan to meet his then counterpart, Nawaz Sharif. (c)Twitter The effort was well received by the people but Vajpayee was also laughed at for his pragmatism. But this move paved way for a larger cause. There was untimely peace seen between the two nations through the Lahore declaration, which also opened up talks on nuclear non-proliferation and increasing trade relations. The two nations finally saw common goals being put into place. (c)Twitter 3. Privatisation One of the most important achievements during his tenure, was his commitment to reducing the government's role in carrying out businesses and this led to the formation of a disinvestment ministry. He privatised VSNL, BALCO and India Petrochemicals Corporation Limited. Of course, there was a lot of controversy looming around his actions post globalisation, but this also set the government in motion for the future to come, through his move to privatise a few companies. (c)Twitter 4. Putting India On The Nuclear Map On May 11, 1998, Vajpayee announced that India had carried out three nuclear tests, which shocked the media and the public. Two days later, India carried out two more tests.  The Pokhran-II nuclear bomb tests were carried out at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. While the US and other nations imposed sanctions and questioned the scientific validity of these tests, for us as a nation, it was a day of great technological advancement and a rather bold move by the three top politicians who had conducted the tests- Atal Bihari Vajpayee, defence minister George Fernandes and foreign minister Jaswant Singh. This move put India on the nuclear map, amongst other powerful nations and the government later declared May 11 as 'Technology Day'. (c)Twitter 5. His Contribution Towards The Education Sector Remember the 'Sarva Siksha Abhiyan', which was launched in 2000-2001, by the Vajpayee government? The then NDA government, under this dream project, had announced to provide free and compulsory education to children between the ages of 6-14 years. (c)Twitter Due to the success of this project, which was introduced in 2000, there was a significant decline in school dropouts from 80 lakh in 2009 to 30 lakh in 2012! Today, there are 19.67 crore children enrolled in 14.5 lakh elementary schools in the country, as told by the SSA official website. This is the best move the education sector has seen in our country so far. (c)Sarv Siksha Abhiyan 6. Revolutionising The Telecom Industry The Vajpayee government's telecom policy revolutionised the telecom industry in India and till date, Vajpayee is referred to as the 'father of modern telecommunication in India'.  The NTP (national telecom policy) was a big success under his leadership. The telecom sector witnessed an unprecedented growth in the number of mobile subscribers, foreign and domestic investment and a number of reforms which were imperative for the industry back then. (c)Twitter He was an ace economic reformer of course, and due to that very reason, the telecom industry saw some really positive changes, all of them which are still beneficial to us till date.  The new telecom policy which was introduced by his government allowed companies to provide mobile services on a revenue share basis, as opposed to the fixed fees they were paying. This was one of the things which led India to open its doors to become a globally competitive nation. 7. He Led The First Successful Coalition Government Coalition politics was absolutely a new concept back then and it led to Vajpayee leading large coalition parties with diverse backgrounds and different ideologies. He was the first PM to lead a coalition government and he did it very successfully and without biases. He was also the first non-congress Prime Minster to complete 5 years in office. (c)Twitter 8. Improvement In Infrastructure The Vajpayee government launched 'The Golden Quadrilateral' (GQ), which was one of the biggest projects in the roadways sector, in post-Independent India. The GQ project connected Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai through a network of highways. Another infrastructural project which was very successful was the 'Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojna'. The project aimed at connecting even the inaccessible roads, through all the villages in India. Both these projects were an immense success in the roadways and infrastructure sector and definitely had a positive hand in India's economic growth. (c)Twitter 9. His Presence Of Mind During The Kandahar Fiasco On December 24, 1999, Indian Airlines flight IC-814, from Kathmandu to New Delhi with 176 passengers on board was hijacked by a Pakistani extremist group Harkat-Ul-Mujahideen. They demanded the release of three terrorists who were being held as prisoners in India, in exchange for the passengers on the flight. Vajpayee surrendered to their demands and saved the lives of the people on board. The then defence minister Jaswant Singh escorted the prisoners to Kandahar himself, where the aircraft was stationed. (10) Introduction of The Fiscal Responsibility Act Vajpayee's government help raise the GDP to about 8 per cent, while it was in power! He also introduced the 'Fiscal Responsibility Act, which aimed to reduced India's fiscal deficient and boost the public-sector savings, which rose from 0.8% in GDP in FY 2000 to 2.3% in FY 2005. (c)Twitter 11. His Stern Message To Narendra Modi During The Gujarat Riots During the Godhra riots, the NDA government was criticised for its complacency and was accused of doing nothing to condone the riots back then. This was also because Gujarat had the BJP government in power, led by the now PM, Narendra Modi. In a rebuke to the then Gujarat CM, Vajpayee stated his grief and his disbelief of the events that had happened there, in a statement addressed directly to the CM saying- "CM Modi should follow his Rajdharma, and not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or religion." This statement was as genuine as it could be and we knew that the Vajpayee government absolutely condoned the vicious acts of violence that took place in Gujarat in 2002. (c)Twitter Vajpayee was known as the 'Bheeshm Pitamah' of the Indian politics, and rightfully so. The country saw its truest, most utmost development back then and his reforms are still carried out by today's government. The best orator, Vajpayee was selected by the PM before him,  P.V Narasimha Rao, to lead the delegation and represent India in Geneva and address issues pertaining to Kashmir back then. Even though Vajpayee was from the opposition, Rao had enough faith in a man who would put all his biases aside and stand for what is right. And he did that till the last day of his reign in the year 2004. (c)Twitter The only PM who stood on an even ground when India was going through one of the most turbulent times while dealing with religious and political instability. He saw through all of that and was greatly respected and accepted by all the politicians across party lines and by the democracy at large.  I am sure his legacy will continue to live on and also hope the current and the future government(s) abide by the beautiful example he has set on how to run a country, flawlessly.

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The Intense Trailer For Manoj Bajpayee&apos;s &apos;Gali Guleiyan&apos; Shows The Dark Side Of The Human Mind

The trailer of Manoj Bajpayee's award-winning film 'Gali Guleiyan' is out and it is gritty and gripping, to say the least.   Backed up by a cast par excellence - Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi, and Shahana Goswami, the movie looks promising in every frame and will leave you with a string of various questions by the end of the trailer. (c) Youtube The trailer shows us Manoj Bajpayee aka Khuddus, who is trying to keep a tab on what's happening with a child next door. He listens to a ruthless father (Neeraj Kabi) mercilessly beating up his child every night. We also see Shahana Goswami as a mother, trying to protect the kid from her husband's wrath.  Bajpayee, throughout the clip, is concerned and wants to save the kid. However, nothing is clear in this psychological roller coaster, and that's the brilliance of it.  (c) Youtube Though the trailer does raise a set of questions. First of all, why is the child being beaten up so brutally? Why is Bajpayee so concerned? Is he just a concerned neighbour or there is something more to the story? The flow of the story is intriguing and keeps you involved. Coming to the screen is also the talented Ranvir Shorey as Bajpayee's friend, who tries to understand what is going through his friend's mind. (c) Youtube The trailer reads, “A psychological drama about a man who is trapped within the city walls and in his own mind. He attempts to break free to find a human connection.” Check out the trailer: The movie has already been showcased at a few International film festivals and has won awards too. Helmed by Dipesh Jain, the film will release September 7, 2018  

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In A Soulful Tribute, Lata Mangeshkar Dedicates Her Unreleased Song To Atal Bihari Vajpayee

On August 16, 2018, India lost one of its most precious gems, Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away in Delhi's AIIMS at the age of 93.   Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who served as the nation's leader thrice, was one of the prominent political names that most of us grew up listening to and a leader, who was highly loved and respected by the masses.  Reuters As the nation mourns the loss of this legendary leader and an extraordinary poet, we also realise how deep an imprint his personality left on people's lives, and how dearly he was loved and admired by those around him.  From Shah Rukh Khan, PM Narendra Modi to Amitabh Bachchan, everyone recollected the fond memories they shared with Vajpayee and how his demise has left them in a state of shock.    Twitter In the loving memory of the great leader and visionary, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar dedicated her previously unreleased song to him. In a soulful tribute, Lata Mangeshkar dedicated the song 'Than Gayi Maut Se Than Gayi', with Vajpayee's poem as lyrics.  Reportedly, Mangeshkar said in a statement "In understanding the lives of great men, I found that their victory was over themselves. The one person who reflected this was Atalji."  Rishitulya purva pradhan mantri Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji ke swargwas ki vaarta sunke mujhe aise (cont) https://t.co/1w1sEjs1eB — Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 16, 2018 For the man she considered a father figure in her life and whom she called 'dadda', Mangeshkar shared this heartbreaking message on Twitter, "Rishitulya purva pradhan mantri Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji ke swargwas ki vaarta sunke mujhe aise laga jaise mere sar par pahaad toota hai, kyo ki main unko pita samaan maanti thi aur unhone mujhe apni beti banaaya tha. Mujhe wo itne priya the ki main unko dadda kehke bulaati thi. Aaj mujhe waisa dukh hua hai jaise mere pita ji ke swargwas ke samay hua tha. Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti de."

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Priyanka Chopra Just Told The World She&apos;s &apos;Taken&apos; & Nick Jonas&apos; Cheeky Reply Is Melting Everyone

After months and months of secret dating, hand-holding, airport sightings, barely saying a word to anyone about their relationship, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who are now officially engaged, have opened the dams and are not holding back from showing the world that they belong to each other.  From accompanying each other at the Met Gala to dating to making things official, the two have come a long way.  Meanwhile, the celebrations at the Chopra residence are in full swing and even though we have no clue what's going on inside, we are sure it's a bash to remember.  The day started with a traditional Roka ceremony for which Nick and his parents Denise Miller-Jonas and Paul Kevin Jonas arrived on Thursday night. While we've already shown you the Roka pictures, the duo finally made their Instagram debut, after official getting engaged, in the presence of their family and friends.   Congratulations to my girl, I'm so so happy for you ð #loverules @priyankachopra and @nickjonas #ICalledIT!! #rokaceremony #Pre-engagement #mumbai #india A post shared by Anjula Acharia (@anjula_acharia) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:34am PDT     The most amazing private #roka celebration for @nickjonas and @priyankachopra wishing you love for ever, joy in your hearts ♥ï¸ #fun #love #nickjonas #priyankachopra A post shared by Anjula Acharia (@anjula_acharia) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:42am PDT   (c) Instagram (c) Instagram (c) Instagram Perfect Powerful Couple #Priyanka chopra and #Nick jones looking so much in Loveð @nickjonas and @priyankachopra Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love. FOLLOW US @glitterandglamourindia #naveenpandey #RiteishDeshmukh #london2018 #rubinavkishaadi #rubinadilaik #divyankatripathidahiya #vivekdahiya #suhanakhan #fbsuhanakhan #ananyapandey #shanayakapoor #ahaanpanday #jahnvikapoor #jhanvikapoor #PriyankaNickengagement #nickjonas #priyankachopra #nick #jonas #iconicks #jonatic #teamdnce #jonasbrothers #demijonasfan #india #mumbai #family #engaged A post shared by Naveen Pandey (@glitterandglamourindia) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:30am PDT   AUGUST 18 2018- #PriyankaNickEngagment Ahhhhh she looks so happy, with her bestie xx #nickjonas #priyankachopra #jicknonas #peecee #nickyanka @nickjonas @priyankachopra A post shared by NICKYANKA'S LOVE (@nickyankaslove) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:28am PDT   AUGUST 18 2018- #PriyankaNickEngagment Nick with Priyankas friend. #nickjonas #priyankachopra #jicknonas #peecee #nickyanka @nickjonas @priyankachopra A post shared by NICKYANKA'S LOVE (@nickyankaslove) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:56am PDT     WATCH VIDEO! Priyanka Chopra's Pandit Confirms Wedding Reports, Gives Details Of The Engagement Ceremony. #priyankachopraengagement #priyankanickengagement #Priyankachopra #nickjonas @priyankachopra @nickjonas A post shared by Movie Talkies (@movietalkies) on Aug 18, 2018 at 3:05am PDT Nick introduced us to 'Future Mrs Jonas, calling her his love and heart. And boy we were knocked over by how he was gushing over her.  Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love. A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT Priyanka finally declared that she was taken with her all her heart and soul. Taken.. With all my heart and soul.. A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT To which a cheeky Nick replied, "wow congrats...he's the luckiest guy in the world." (c) Screengrab/ Instagram One can only imagine how the fans must be feeling right now, after all, they haven't been fed like this in a long time. We wonder if they can handle this sudden rush of social media affection by the beautiful couple.  Later tonight, Priyanka and Nick will be hosting a grand engagement party where close friends and family members will join to celebrate the big day. Congratulations Nick and Priyanka!   

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New &apos;Game Of Thrones&apos; Theory Claims That Khal Drogo Might Be Resurrected & Our Minds Are Blown

The wait for the epic 'Game Of Thrones' finale keeps getting more and more difficult by the minute, but the number of theories, spoilers, BTS videos and pictures that keep coming our way, are somehow making the wait slightly bearable. The finale has a lot of answers to give us and this new Khal Drogo theory that we just came across, is actually playing with our minds big time. © HBO Rumours and this theory have it that Khaleesi's 'moon of my moon' might just make a comeback (it's no Ekta Kapoor serial but it is still fiction right?) and fans have a solid reasoning for it. If you go back to the time when he died in Season 1, you'll recall that a witch named Mirri Maz Duur poisoned him with her magic and also killed his unborn son in Khaleesi's womb. Daenerys, who had to smother him to death to end his suffering, eventually tied her to Drogo's funeral pyre to burn her and before that, the witch puts a curse on her which goes like this: “When the sun rises in the West and sets in the East. When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before.” So, if one had to decrypt it then it is plausible to think that the 'he' in this case, is Khal Drogo. © HBO Also, to put the entire prophecy in perspective, the sun moving backwards could refer to how 'winter is finally coming'. The seasons going dry refers to everything freezing thanks to the Night King and his advancing army of the dead, and the mountains blowing in the wind could simply mean the Wall falling down. Khaleesi is expecting a child, as we all know already, so it seems like the prophecy will come to life. The only thing that can go differently is that if Khaleesi names her newborn after Drogo and hence he returns. Wow! That would be quite unexpected if the prophecy is to be believed, but imagine Drogo coming back to life right when Jon Snow is already in the picture. What an epic love triangle!

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Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas Are Officially Engaged & Here Are The Pictures Of The Roka Ceremony

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have just officially announced themselves as a newly engaged couple to the world.  The duo made their relationship official by going all traditional in their intimate Roka ceremony. While Priyanka opted for a simple yellow suit, the American pop singer looked desi dapper in an ivory kurta-pyjama. The Chopra residence is decked up and the celebrations have already started as the guests have begun streaming in. Priyanka's sister Parineeti Chopra was the first to arrive for the Roka.  And tonight, the world will witness Priyanka and Nick as a newly engaged couple. #parineetichopra leaves #priyankachopra residence post the Roka ceremony #priyankachopra #nickjonas #engagement A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 12:55am PDT   #parineetichopra arrives at #priyankachopra home for her engagement bash wih #nickjonas. The panditji arrived today at 8 am for the puja ceremony that will take place at her home in fee hours from now followed by celebrations. A lot of celebs are also expected to arrive @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 17, 2018 at 10:04pm PDT Nick arrived with his parents Denise Miller-Jonas and Paul Kevin Jonas on Thursday night and Priyanka was there to receive them. While the paparazzi captured the Dulha's family, the Dulhan very smartly sneaked away in another car. Before the Roka, the couple went out for an intimate dinner last night. The cool couple ðððð #priyankachopra #nickjonas at the pre entanglement dinner with family @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 17, 2018 at 11:10am PDT   Love that look ððð #priyankachopra #nickjonas @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 17, 2018 at 10:57pm PDT   #madhuchopra in a happy mood ahead of daughters engagement A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 17, 2018 at 9:43am PDT   #priyankachopra and #nickjonas dine out a day before their official engagement party A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 17, 2018 at 9:54am PDT And today began on a new note. Close friends and family started arriving for the intimate event and we can see all the smiles. Priyanka Chopra's friend Mushtaq Sheikh made his presence known.  The Relatives & Friends have started arriving for Priyanka & Nick's engagement ceremony today. Follow ð @InstantBollywood for more updates â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ . . #priyankachopra #nickjonas A post shared by Instant Bollywood (@instantbollywood) on Aug 18, 2018 at 12:01am PDT   #priyankachopra veru close pal @mushtaqshiekh arrives for the engagement ceremony with PC and #nickjonas @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 17, 2018 at 11:17pm PDT   Srishti Behl Arya Snapped at #priyankachopra house for her engagement festivities #nickjonas #paparazzi #instagood #photooftheday #pictureperfect #srishtibehlarya #manavmanglani A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 12:56am PDT Panditji arriving at the venue Panditji arrives at #priyankachopra's house ahead of her Roka ceremony with #nickjonas #priyankachopraengagement #priyankachopra #mumbai A post shared by Coolchitra (@cool_chitra) on Aug 17, 2018 at 9:11pm PDT And here are the Roka pictures! #priyankachopra and #nickjonas at the puja ceremony @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 12:17am PDT   #nickjonas with #priyankachopra at their engagement @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Aug 18, 2018 at 12:04am PDT   I am kinda feeling very emotional right now...i didnt expect her to go through with this so quick...but Girl nick is the hottest man and he loves you and I am so happy â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ â¤ï¸ #nickyanka #nickjonas #priyankachopra #love #quantico #bollywood #hollywood #priyankanickengagement #baywatch #newyork #nyc A post shared by Yugal (@yugal675) on Aug 18, 2018 at 12:53am PDT   Inside pictures from @priyankachopra and @nickjonas' roka ceremony. #PriyankaNickEngagement _________________________________ • All credits to the photographer/ owner • • Follow: @filmyhaiboss ð #priyankachopra #kareenakapoorkhan #kareenakapoor #priyanka_chopra #priyankachopra_nour #priyankachoprafans #kareenabebo #kareena_kapoor #bollywood #mumbai #delhi #americans #indian #chennai #kolkata #pune #hyderabad #ahemdabad #jaipur #newdelhi #nagpur #chandigarh #bhopal #allahabad #nickjonas #parineetichopra #parineeti #parineetichopraismostbeautiful #parineetichoprafans. A post shared by Bollywood (@filmyhaiboss) on Aug 18, 2018 at 12:55am PDT   On behalf of Glitter and Glamour i would like to congratulation @priyankachopra and @nickjonas for their roka, and we just wish both of them must have a beautiful journey further FOLLOW US @glitterandglamourindia #naveenpandey #RiteishDeshmukh #london2018 #rubinavkishaadi #rubinadilaik #divyankatripathidahiya #vivekdahiya #suhanakhan #fbsuhanakhan #ananyapandey #shanayakapoor #ahaanpanday #jahnvikapoor #jhanvikapoor #PriyankaNickengagement #nickjonas #priyankachopra #nick #jonas #iconicks #jonatic #teamdnce #jonasbrothers #demijonasfan #india #mumbai #family #engaged A post shared by Naveen Pandey (@glitterandglamourindia) on Aug 18, 2018 at 12:55am PDT Later tonight, Priyanka and Nick will be hosting a grand engagement party where various people from B-town are expected to come.  Reports suggest that the two will get married to each other in September, as they do not want to wait too long after the engagement.     

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Michael Hartono: Djarum Black&apos;s Owner & Indonesia&apos;s Richest Man Who&apos;ll Compete At Asian Games

Remember 'Djarum Black'? The black-coloured clove cigarettes that initially looked cool to smoke and made you stand out, until you realised your folks could smell its strong stench from a mile away. Often labelled as a rich man's Gudang Garam, they are almost available at every roadside shop in India today. But, have you wondered where it came from? I was almost under the impression that it was being manufactured at some shady factory in Andhra Pradesh. However, it's not. 'Djarum Black' - also known as 'kreteks' - are imported from Indonesia - one of the biggest exporters of clove cigarettes, cigars and hand-rolled bidis in the world. It is manufactured by Indonesia's famous Djarum Group which was founded by an ethnic Chinese businessman in Kudus (Central Java) in 1951. Oei Wie Gwan bought a nearly defunct cigarette company known as NV Murup and gave birth to the brand Djarum we all know today. But, the company also went extinct in 1963 when a huge fire destroyed its factory which was followed by Gwan's death. © Twitter The death of Djarum Group's owner paved way for his children Robert Budi Hartono and Michael Bambang Hartono who took over the reins and re-established their brand. Today, Djarum Group has around 50 blends of clove cigarettes internationally and is the world's third-largest manufacturer of clove cigarettes. The company has an estimated net worth of over $11 billion, while Hartono family's net worth is estimated to be around $16.7 billion (according to Forbes). But, the Hartono family isn't in news for their commercial interests in tobacco, banking and communications amongst others, rather it is Gwan's son Michael whose much-anticipated participation in the 2018 Asian Games, slated to begin from 18th August in Jakarta & co-hosted in Palembang, that has got the media attention. Michael, the 78-year-old billionaire tobacco tycoon and the richest man in Indonesia, is set to represent his country on its bridge team at the world's second-biggest multi-sport event. Classified as a 'mind game', contract bridge is a card game that is played with a standard 52-card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table. © Twitter The game consists of several deals - each progressing through four phases. The cards are dealt to the players, and then the players auction or bid to take the contract, specifying how many tricks the partnership receiving the contract (the declaring side) needs to take to receive points for the deal. During the auction, partners communicate information about their hand, including its overall strength and the length of its suits, although conventions for use during play also exist. The cards are then played, the declaring side trying to fulfil the contract, and the defenders trying to stop the declaring side from achieving its goal. The deal is scored based on the number of tricks taken, the contract, and various other factors which depend to some extent on the variation of the game being played.  Well, it's more of a mystery to me who has never been able to get a hold of any card game (including childish Uno). But, what's interesting here is the fact that contract bridge has been included to the Games by Indonesia as hosts. And, it appears that Michael Hartono played a crucial role in convincing a sceptical Olympic Council of Asia to gove the card game its maiden run at the Asian Games. I guess, when you are the richest man in the country, it doesn't really take much convincing, does it. © Twitter Hartono's association to bridge reportedly dates back to the tender age of six. He has also competed several times in the World Bridge Championships and now aims to strike gold for his country at the Asian Games. But, the tobacco king, claims he isn't doing it for money, but for the passion he has for bridge. In fact, Hartono has announced that he'll forego the 1.5 billion rupiah ($102,000) cash prize that the Indonesian government has promised to award to its top medallists at the Games. "If I managed to win gold, I would donate the government's cash prize to the athletes training program," he was quoted as saying by domestic news agency Antara. Apart from his rich background and passion for bridge, Hartono narrowly missed out on being the oldest player to compete at this year's Asian Games. Malaysia's Lee Hung Fong - the 81-year-old who'll compete against Hartono in contract bridge - has claimed the unique feat with his participation. Fong is seven decades older than the youngest athlete - nine-year-old Indonesian skateboarder Aliqqa Novvery Kayyisa - at this year's edition of the Games.

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How To Master The Subtle Art Of Being A Fuckboi Without Being A Jerk

“So, do you think you are a fuckboi? “ “Yeah, I guess so.” “What makes you think that?” “Just… you know, I date girls and we like…hang out." I detected a hint of a smile through his beard as he said this. The beard made him look older than he really was and his oversized t-shirt hung loosely over his shoulders. There was nothing extraordinary about him, as he was a cardboard copy of the guys which in his fancy South Mumbai college. But then, these days you no longer need to stand out to date. You just need to be signed up on dating apps and know how to swipe using your finger. via GIPHY Looking at him, I wondered what had gotten into me to really go around the colleges in Mumbai and ask students about their opinions on dating. I suppose it was partly because I was curious to know how dating has changed since my college days. To be honest, I started thinking about all the women I had dated after the whole #metoo movement. The fact that there is a movement with a hashtag in its name says something about where we are truly living. But more about that some other time. When the disturbing details about one of my favourite Indian American TV stars' (Aziz Ansari) misbehaviour with a woman he was on a date with came out, I thought about all the women I had dated, and of one in particular. We were just friends in college but I always had a crush on her. We stayed in touch after college ended and I was excited when she agreed to meet me for dinner one day. Even though she told me that she had a boyfriend, I kissed her. when I was dropping her off. She was too surprised then to react and instead, just smiled. It was the last time we had any contact with each other. Even though I apologized to her, it wasn't until the Aziz Ansari scandal broke out that I thought about her again, and how she must have felt. Today, conversations are more out in the open than they were ever before, and dating has become a lot more casual. The idea and the very definition of romance have changed and the surge of dating apps has surely played a major role in that. via GIPHY And yet, men continue to behave in such a way that women are put off by the very idea of men. Hell, there is a word epitomized for such men--Fuckboi. Fuckboi, a word in the internet slang says a lot about a man...albeit nothing positive. Women don't swoon over fuckbois, they don't particularly entertain them and they definitely see through their bullshit. Scrolling through Twitter or Instagram, it is easy to find women sharing screenshots of chats with men whom they know are fuckbois. They have this unique and strange ability to turn any conversation into a string of cheesy unimpressive lines. Just like the conversation below. Women are simply calling out the bullshit which ranges from men sending the same message to multiple women (and all of them find each other on twitter and it goes viral!) to women calling out men by sharing screenshots of their chats and publicly shaming them. Fuckbois are...to rather not put it delicately, fucked. As I too hopped on the Tinder wagon, swiping women based on the flimsy criteria set by an app because of its design…I realized that I had more fun when I had no expectations at all from my date. I stopped thinking of dating as a game and started taking it as an experience. The best part is that it is up to you two entirely, to define that experience. It is either positive or negative; lasts an hour, a night or a week or even more. What matters is how that time is spent together. Look at it as that time of your life which will not come back, and in a lot of cases, not with the same person at all! Use this time to know the other person and where they have come from. via GIPHY And when you listen to her, a story emerges. A unique story which is very different from your own. Sometimes it will be fascinating and sometimes, it will be a sheer waste of time. But that's okay, it happens. Sometimes you will be able to relate to it, and sometimes you'll find your mind drifting away to dessert. You don't connect with every person you meet in your life, so why expect the same here? Take a keen interest in your date not only because *** is involved, but simply because the older you get...the fewer people you will come to know and the fewer perspectives you will know of. Also, a date which is interesting and fun will anyways have a higher chance of ending up in *** than a dull one. ;) Coming back to the bearded boy with the oversized t-shirt, he also felt that women who are on dating apps will at least put out with him at the end of the date and anything less than that was a rejection. We men do have a tendency to think from our ***** at times. Rather than doing that, ask her why she is there. Different women have different expectations and they vary from person to person. Just ask her. Some women are there because they are new to the city, or have recently broken up and have been pushed by their friend or are looking for some sort of connection in this lonely life. Even if she seems coy and hides her reason, it is okay. It is her secret to divulge when she is comfortable and maybe she is still sizing your intentions. via GIPHY I have met women who are committed but are simply looking for friends, to women who just want to take it casually and not be bothered by the burden of relationships. I have turned down those who have been looking for serious relationships, simply because I am not. Be honest about your intentions. The worst part is leading people on and ghosting them. You both may not be in the same space and not be looking for the same things either, which happens often. Besides, new women are joining these apps every day so it's not like you are out of options. Once I had matched with a woman but she didn't respond to my message. So I stalked her on Facebook and dropped her a message there. She did reply, but her response was not what I had hoped it would be. She was in fact creeped out that I had followed her online. Our bearded friend has also dropped messages on social media to women he has matched with and his response is a very casual “So what else do we do man?” Ah, we men are so helpless in the face of rejection. It's an endless stream of “heys” until women have to block these men. If you are this guy, and if you think that one day the girl will just answer you then you have been given the wrong idea of women. If she wants to go out with you, she will tell you. After all, you both have matched voluntarily. But there will be times when she won't respond at all. Do not go around following her social media accounts and dropping DMs in the hopes that she will answer you one day. via GIPHY It. Doesn't. Work. As for me, I simply apologized to her and told her I won't contact her again. It didn't matter though, she had already blocked me. She just didn't want to deal with another stalker. Dating has become much easier and it is even possible to meet women whom you would have never met before. Hell, I have even dated a bartender…and believe me, I am not the guy to chat up bartenders at all! But dating apps enable that, so men… Let's just be better fuckbois because we all know that *** is just one aspect of dating. via GIPHY Don't make it the most important one.

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Rohit Sharma Offers To Open For India In Tests, But Is He Any Better? Stats Say Otherwise

Team India's inability to deliver the goods away from home is nothing new. And, it's quite understandable too. You see, playing tracks are generally prepared to favour the home team. Then there are the conditions. As alien as they might prove for the visitors, the home side is undoubtedly more comfortable in its own den. India does it too by deploying the spinning wickets. And the sight of visiting teams being blanked by Indian spinners at home is not really a surprise. So, if every team prepares the surfaces to suit their respective teams, how does one identify who's better? The answer is quite simple. While winning at home surely boosts the points in rankings for a team, it's their ability to perform in hostile territory that truly makes them a dominant force in the sport, worthy of being called the world's no. 1 side. And, that's exactly why Virat Kohli's men - currently the top-ranked Test team - must justify their no. 1 tag in the ongoing England tour. After showing signs of positive cricket at Edgbaston, the Indian cricket team were left red-faced owing to a shambolic batting display at hallowed Lord's. The world's best team in the longest format was ripped into pieces by the England quicks before being handed a loss of the magnitude of an innings and 159 runs. Such was the disappointment that the Indian captain had to publicly ask the Indian fans to "not give up on the team". © Reuters Amongst some noticeable problems for India, the biggest seems to be their opening conundrum. The men, tasked with the responsibility of giving their team a solid start and setting the foundation for the middle order, have failed miserably so far. The three opening options - Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul - have neither made a mark, nor looked convincing against the opposition's seam bowling prowess. It's not like these three men don't have the variety and skill to help India get off to a comfortable start, they surely do and their individual performances across the globe is a testimony to that. But, defeating England in their own territory demands special application and solid intent - something that has sadly eluded the three men in question. While Dhawan was sacked from the playing XI after scoring just 39 runs in the first Test, Vijay (26 runs at Edgbaston) and Rahul (17 runs at Edgbaston) could only add 0 and 18 respectively at Lord's - a catastrophe that pushed India's opening woes into the spotlight. If the three proven openers couldn't survive the test of master tormentor James Anderson and his mates, who would? © Reuters The collective failure of Indian openers switched our focus to the likes of Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw. Since the 2013-14 season, while Mayank has amassed over 3000 runs including eight hundreds in first-class cricket, Shaw has slammed close to 1500 runs including seven tons. But, that's domestic cricket on Indian pitches. And, the fact that Shaw is still in his teens and Mayank has no international experience surely ruins their chances. So, who else? Well, India's 'Hitman' has come up with an answer. Rohit Sharma, who has been force to be reckoned with in limited-overs cricket, is well-aware of India's ongoing opening troubles and has offered his help. The Mumbai batsman has offered to open the innings for India in the longest format. "Look, I have never been offered (to open the innings in Tests) yet but I am open to anything as in whatever the team management wants. I never thought I will be an opener in ODIs when I started playing or when I was playing for India. But it happened along the way, so I (want to) keep my options open. No option is shut for me, so if the opportunity comes, I will take it," Rohit said during a promotional event. © BCCL Now, it's quite generous of Rohit to offer his help at a time when Team India needs it the most. But, is he any better than the other three openers? On his day, Rohit is unstoppable with the willow, weaving the magic one generally associates with someone like Lionel Messi. But, just like the Argentine, Rohit tends to shoot blanks more often for his national team than hitting the mark with consistency. There is a reason why he is not a regular choice in the longest format and was not included in India's Test squad for the first three Tests. In the 16 Tests he has played away from home, Rohit has scored 710 with just four fifties to his name. In fact, the last time he played in England, the right-hander was dismissed for the paltry scores of 28 and 6 in two innings. Now, one might argue that Rohit's statistics in the limited playing time he got in the longer format might not do justice to his abilities, but there is no denying that the marauding right-hander lacks consistency, patience and temperament to stay at the crease - virtues of success in Tests. Rather than throwing Rohit as an opener into the turbulent sea, India would probably be better off giving another go to either of their current openers. If that seems far-fetched, then India would be better off roping in Shaw or Mayank despite their lack of experience. Trying the two youngsters might seem foolish, but didn't a young Sachin score brilliant hundreds in Australia and England after the senior batsmen had failed? © BCCL Shaw is nearly as much a genius as Tendulkar was in regards to his uncanny footwork and aggressive stroke play. And, there is a great possibility of the youngster coming good against a fearsome bowling attack as that of England. On the other hand, Mayank has a great hand-eye coordination like Virender Sehwag and even if his footwork is as flawed as Viru, he still makes for a potential candidate. The fact is Indian selectors should not overlook candidates just because they're young or lack experience. The only parameter that matters is the ability of a player to deliver the goods. If someone is capable enough, then he must be given a chance over those who've stuttered time and again. If France thought the same of Kylian Mbappe, we probably wouldn't have seen the genius of a 19-year-old on the world's biggest stage. Trying Rohit in the longest format is a recipe for disaster, especially when the likes of Anderson and Stuart Broad at staring down at the other end. The Mumbai cricketer is supremely talented by anyone in their sane mind would know that he would be the worst bet in the Test team, let alone opening the innings for India. Having lost two successive games, India are now just one loss away from suffering another Test series defeat in England. But, it's not only their no. 1 tag and pride that's on the line, the Lord's debacle showed how a cricket powerhouse like India can be made to look mediocre, highlighting their complacency at the top - something they must prepare for to negate such challenges in the future.

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Evaluate These 3 Things First In Your Relationship Before Using The Big &apos;L&apos; Word

If you're a 'love at first sight' kind of person, then this article isn't for you. Roaming around with your heart on your sleeve is not a sane thing to do these days. Actually, now that I think of it, this article is especially for you. It's not wise to use the 'L' word as soon as you jump into a relationship and you're about to find out why. When I look around, I see many young people getting divorced or having a bitter breakup. The reason? They jump into something serious without knowing each other completely. People often mistake infatuation with love. When you start a relationship, make sure you love the person and not the idea of being in a relationship. If it's the latter one, it won't last long.  Consider the following three things before throwing the 'L' word at her: Compatibility Having a different taste is fine and natural, but having a different mindset might create problems. Find out your common grounds, if any. See if her hobbies interest you or not. Check if you would want to spend the weekend the way she likes. You'll be spending all your time together in future, so you should see if you actually like each other's company, interests, and hobbies. via GIPHY It's alright if you like romcoms and she likes thrillers but it's not okay if you're let's-go-to-a-library person and she's the skydiving enthusiast. You may show interest in each other's hobbies at the start but if you genuinely don't find it interesting then this will create a major problem in the future for you. Upbringing Some people are raised with a lot of freedom and some had to take their family's permission even for a school picnic. You might think it doesn't matter but it does. These two different ways of upbringing create two very different mindsets. If you were brought up in a fully independent atmosphere and she always involves the family in every small matter, then this will irk you in the long run. You would start blaming her but it's not her fault, as she was raised this way. Before jumping into anything serious, make sure you two are standing on the same ground. *** The word is still a taboo in our society and certainly isn't considered a priority by most people, when it comes to choosing a partner. Let me tell you something, in order to have a great, long and happy relationship, *** is as important as any other thing. via GIPHY If you're a missionary kind of a person and she loves 50 shades of grey, then this will create a big problem in the long term. Not only this, but having an equal *** drive is also very important. You must make sure that you two are sexually compatible. via GIPHY Something which you would be doing for the rest of your life (well, for most of it), should be considered while taking a relationship decision. Now that you know what things matter in a relationship, it's time to evaluate the “I Love You” that you said so casually to your Tinder date.

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6 Hindi Short Films To Watch On YouTube Over The Weekend

With the increased consumption of digital content, renowned and new filmmakers have brought a variety of short films which shall enthrall you in a very short span of time. Here is a look at some of the Hindi short films available on YouTube that are worth your time.  Chutney Director: Jyoti Kapur Das Cast: Tisca Chopra, Adil Hussain, Rasika Duggal, Sumit Gulati This short film is as spicy and flavorsome as it gets with an unrecognizable Tisca Chopra, who is sharing gossips with Rasika Duggal over pakoras and thanda on her terrace. The short film which has garnered over 121 million views on YouTube is witty, dark and delicious. Jyoti Kapur Das presents this short film in a terrific way by opening up different layers to the story slowly and steadily. She intrigues her audience right from the beginning and one simply cannot wait for the mystery to unfold. Watch it for yourself and unlock the mystery. Juice Director: Neeraj Ghaywan Cast: Shefali Shah, Manish Prakash Chaudhuri With a terrific Shefali Shah playing a housewife in 'Juice', Neeraj Ghaywan (who has also directed 'Masaan') presents the ideology of male entitlement in the society. The story is set around a small gathering of husband's male friends who are enjoying snacks and discussing politics over booze and cigarettes while the women are cooking in the kitchen. It presents the idea of ingrained prejudice against women directly in the face of audience by segregating the gender role-play in a typical Indian society. It is interesting to see Shefali Shah emote beautifully through her eyes and the way she owns her character, Manju. The Schoolbag Director: Dheeraj Jindal Cast: Rasika Duggal, Sartaj Kakkar Set against the backdrop of Peshawar attacks of 2014, the film touches upon the act of terrorism and the innocent lives it costs. The film is about a heart-warming tale of a mother-son relationship on the eve of the son's birthday and the sudden turn of events in their life. Rasika Duggal is another powerhouse of talent and her work in short films like 'Chutney', 'The Schoolbag' and Zoya Akhtar directed 'Lust Stories' segment is testimony to it. Ahalya Director: Sujoy Ghosh Cast: Radhika Apte, Soumitra Chatterjee, Tota Roy Chowdhury Sujoy Ghosh directed 'Ahalya' gives us the feel of old mysterious short thrillers, which people used to read in newspapers or magazines. The film begins and ends at the same point leaving it open-ended and leaving some unanswered questions for the viewers. It leaves you intrigued while wanting for more. The Guest Director: Ayappa K. M. Cast: Shefali Shah, Davinder Madan Winner at the Mumbai Short Film Festival, 'The Guest' in its 8-minute run-time takes us through an unexpected journey of a young man, whose car breaks down in the mountains. As the film progresses, an unsettling eeriness creeps in the atmosphere and concludes leaving the film open to our wildest imaginations. Chhuri Director: Mansi Jain Cast: Tisca Chopra, Anurag Kashyap, Surveen Chawla Similar to the setting of extra-marrital affairs in 'Chutney', Tisca Chopra starrer 'Chhuri' is more direct and sharp like a knife. The film is about a cheating husband who finds excuses to meet her mistress while the wife manages the household. The twist in the tale is what happens when the wife already knows it. The most likeable part about this film is the quirky and clever take on the concept of extra-marrital affairs without resorting to melodrama or revenge saga.

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5 Grooming Hacks That David Beckham&apos;s Sons Should Learn From Their Father

If there's anyone with the skills of saving one's face — it's David Beckham. Blame his terrific skincare routine and grooming ritual here and we'd declare you as a smart man. After all, a habit of taking care of yourself, ensuring you do it daily, and doing the right things at the right time (also, before it's too late) — is the way of ensuring you look 23 at 43. So, going by that theory, let's just say: Beckham comes with capital-G moves to cop. But that's like talking of senior-Beckham. David has three sons from his marriage with Victoria Beckham too, that are drops of genetically-blessed entities themselves. But before age starts to hit them and just in case, they've been skipping a step or two, here's a list of 5 grooming habits they must learn from their age-defying father right away.  © WWD 1. Face masks are as golden as golden gets As stated by the ex-footballer himself, David indulges in face masks quite frequently. But well — he does it in private, and not to garner likes on Instagram. But whether you use these masks to remove the excess oil, dirt and grime off your face or to simply hydrate your skin using a sheet mask; the point remains that face masks ensure your skin goes a long way. Time we relent. Plus, don't face masks feel great anyway? Even Beckham thinks so. © Innisfree 2. Under-eye care isn't for losers Correct us if we're wrong: baggy/puffy under-eyes, dark circles make any man look haggled, fatigued and well, just not very attractive. Plus, having zero under-eye stress is rule #1 of looking younger than usual, right? Using Vitamin E oil, hydrating serums will help prevent wrinkles and rid you of the appearance of any kind of under-eye tiredness. Result? You're going to end up looking a lot younger. © Clinique 3. Your hands need a hand job — with a cream In case you're not aware, your hands lack the presence of sebaceous glands, meaning: they're a hell lot prone to drying. Also, meaning: they're a lot more susceptible to cracking up and peeling off, come whatever weather their way. To avoid all that, the trick lies in moisturizing daily, and doing that with a season-less approach (hand creams aren't just for winters). Use a cream that gets absorbed faster and doesn't make your hands feel greasy. © Clarins Men 4. Thickening shampoos actually help God forbid, if you're not wanting to look like David Beckham in life, you can happily succumb to hair-thinning. But the truth is, no one (except you) would appreciate that sight. Take our suggestion, and begin with using hair-thickening shampoos occasionally, starting from your 20s. And, keep them closer through your 30s and 40s. Hair-thickening shampoos contain special polymers, that'll give your shaft a collective bounce. Just look at David Beckham's mane! © Molton Brown 5. Know about hair serums? It's a world-renowned fact that hair serums prevent your strands from damage, reduces frizz, hydrates them, make them easier to style and well, give them a much longer life. Plus, they're useful in controlling the oil produce on your scalp, so that there's no excess oil trickling down your forehead, neck and back, causing troubles like breakouts and boils in the heat. But most importantly, hair serums ensure that your mop looks as glorious as Beckham's. Rub some into your mop right after a hair-bath or a minute (or two) before you're starting to style them.

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