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Brock Lesnar's Manager Paul Heyman Compliments MS Dhoni As He Throws Shade At Cricket World Cup

MS Dhoni's recent success has been nothing short of an inspirational narrative which spoke of the return of the one who's been called a 'has been' for a really long time now. His ability to be at an elite level both behind and in front of the stumps as a wicketkeeper and a batsman is worth all the compliments that the former Indian captain is getting right now.  While Dhoni made headlines after a consistent and grand performance during the ODI series in Australia which eventually won him the Man of the Series award for two game-winning innings in the second and third games in Adelaide and Melbourne respectively, he also caught the attention of probably the last person you could think about in the sports and entertainment industry. After the ODI series win against Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup's official twitter handle paid their respects to the Indian veteran by tweeting this out:  Eat.
Sleep.
Finish games.
Repeat.

Life as @msdhoni. ð pic.twitter.com/5GXrzH0dtR — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 18, 2019 The tweet read: “Eat, Sleep, Finish games, Repeat. Life as @msdhoni.” referring to Dhoni's iconic ability to finish games for the Indian cricket team by hitting the ball for a six of a four.  Having said that, there is someone else who has the similar ability to end matches with literally a huge blow to their opponents, WWE superstar Brock Lesnar. Also known as 'The Beast Incarnate', Lesnar is famous for some of the greatest bouts in the WWE like the Wrestlemania XXX match against The Undertaker, in which he finally broke The Deadman's streak. As one of the most dominating forces of wrestling, Lesnar lives by a single rule: “Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat”. This phrase was the brainchild of Lesnar's manager and spokesperson, Paul Heyman, who does his job exceptionally well in keeping Lesnar relevant even when he is not competing.  EAT SLEEP CONQUER REPEAT! @BrockLesnar @WWE @WWEUniverse  No apologies offered! pic.twitter.com/59WzNL59DB — Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) January 11, 2014 So, when the Cricket World Cup posted the tweet about Dhoni, Heyman was quick to respond with this cheeky message of his own: My most (in)sincere compliments to @cricketworldcup for promoting the amazing @msdhoni by paraphrasing my mantra for @WWE #UniversalChampion @BrockLesnar #EatSleepConquerRepeat. Our royalties may be paid in cash, check, stock or cryptocurrency. https://t.co/sGtIALzso1 — Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) January 18, 2019 While paying his respects to the Indian batsman, Heyman threw a jab at the Twitter account of Cricket World Cup saying that the they paraphrased his 'mantra' to promote Dhoni, while jokingly mentioning that he would take royalty in cash, cheque, stock or even cryptocurrency. Obviously a light-hearted prank, Heyman's tweet is just an example of his ability to create buzz of out thin air. He has been one of the most entertaining performers of the WWE without even being a wrestler and has gained a fan-following from all over the world, even Indians who seemed to be pleasantly stung by Heyman's reply:  Please become MSD's advocate — Shreyas Gurudatt (@SpyderSG209) January 18, 2019 Since u have used d word" amazing" for Dhoni...We can shower only "love" for u. No cash,cheque or crypto. — sanjay kis prasad (@theskpd) January 19, 2019 @KarthikRaju4 look at this ! Imagine msd being introduced by Heyman ! ðâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ — lalit_pnl (@lalitp_3) January 19, 2019 Wow. Here is a mashup I never thought would happen @Rama21989 — Rakshit Chopra (@rakshit_chopra) January 18, 2019 Thank you paul heyman for applausing indias greatest finisher ever. Dhoni the GOD OF FINISHER. — chandra sekhar (@chandra53646645) January 20, 2019

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The Secret Meaning Behind Jason Momoa's Forearm Tattoo Shows He Was Destined To Play Aquaman

Jason Momoa has established that no one could have played 'Aquaman' better than him through many, many ways that are pure brilliance, but it might have been destiny after all. Did you ever notice the huge triangular patterned tattoo on his forearm? That tattoo perhaps holds the key to the sheer perfection that he brings to the role. (c) Zimbio (c) E There is a hidden meaning behind the tattoo, that seems just like the plot of another movie. The triangular tattoo is a tribute to his family God or crest - which is called 'Aumakua'. According to Hawaiian mythology, the 'Aumakua' is a benevolent ancestral guardian spirit or protector who has died and come back in a different form to protect the family. In Momoa's case, his family's guardian spirit is a shark. “It's supposed to take the darkness out of your heart and bring the light in,” Momoa told in an interview. (c) Popsugar He says the tattoo is supposed to keep him safe and help him when he is under water. It will make sure that the sharks recognize him as one of their own. (c) Warner Bros. (c) YouTube All we can say is, this one definitely takes the cake when it comes to badass tattoos.

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Abhishek & Shweta Reveal On The Koffee Couch What The Bachchan Family's WhatsApp Group Looks Like

Despite swimming in a pool of controversies, 'Koffee With Karan 6' is back with its next episode featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan, who also happen to be host Karan Johar's closest friends.  The episode promo has already intrigued us where Abhishek revealed that he is scared of his mom, but Shweta interuppted saying he's actually scared of his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. View this post on Instagram The Bachchan siblings bring their A-Game to the Kouch. It's #KoffeeWithBachchans this week on #KoffeeWithKaran. A post shared by Star World (@starworldindia) on Jan 13, 2019 at 8:52am PST While the episode airs tonight at 9 PM on Star World, here are some highlights from what will happen in the show.  Whether you're a celebrity or a commoner, social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are something no one can live without these days. So, it's quite normal for one of the most powerful families in Bollywood to have a family group, isn't it? In tonight's episode, the Bachchan siblings reveal what their family is like on WhatsApp and turns out it's not very different from ours.  Instagram When Karan Johar asks them about their WhatsApp family group, it was revealed that Jaya Bachchan is basically every Indian mother on WhatsApp. It was found that she is the most active amongst all and has a routine of sending sentimental and emotional videos every morning.   Bachchan Sr. is usually quite active on Twitter, but on WhatsApp he majorly stays out of action. In fact, Abhishek says he has to be notified by an SMS and only then he reads the message. Aishwarya too stays mostly inactive and as Abhishek says, "takes ages to reply to calls or texts." Star World Apart from this, the siblings had a lot of fun revealing their family secrets and who's their parents favourite child. In the episode, it's revealed that Abhishek has mother Jaya's heart and she is like the filmy mother from 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' who senses Abhishek's arrival and what's he going to do. Shweta even adds, "Today he will come home and he is going to be like this, mark my words", and it actually happened. Star World Abhishek took his revenge by telling Karan that for Amitabh Bachchan, his daughter is above all. He says, "Even if God also comes down, if Shwet Di is there it's all over! Nothing else matters to him.” Her opinion matters more than anything to him, he concluded. Looks like they are all set to bring the whole house down with their hilarious childhood secrets and funny stories.

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PM Modi Quoting 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' Is Every Vicky Kaushal Fanboy Ever

'How's the josh?' - the most quotable dialogue right now. This one line has become so huge that even our Prime Minister couldn't help but say it. Yep, while addressing a gathering of Hindi film actors, directors and other influencers after the inauguration of National Museum of Indian Cinema on Saturday in Mumbai, PM Modi said, “How's the josh?”. #WATCH: PM Modi asks "How's the josh?" at the inauguration of National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai. The audience responds with "High Sir" pic.twitter.com/Da3y1xUiuP — ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2019 That was met with a lot of applause, of course, and some people shouting back “High sir”; and they included actors Aamir Khan and Kangana Ranaut, directors Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi.  PM Modi is just like us, he's a Vicky Kaushal fanboy, pass it on. Moreover, looks like the feelings are mutual, as Vicky himself tweeted this video talking about what an honour it is. What an honour! ðð®ð³ https://t.co/kR3qyuz3jn — Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) January 19, 2019 Everyone loved this crossover, obviously. You deserve every bit of itðð» #URItheSurgicalStrike — Sudeshna Ghosh (@sudeshna_05) January 19, 2019 Yep. Thanks to you and your team sir.

How's the Josh

High sir. — Tapan Das (@improudofmyarmy) January 19, 2019 Great, indeed. How's the josh? That line makes adrenaline rush throughout the body during the movie. Great work sir. Let's make the country great again. — Arnab roy choudhury (@choudhury_arnab) January 20, 2019 Umm. Wow!! Tht so cool..two of my fav. Men.. In one tweet — Bambi (@lals131999) January 19, 2019 Some appreciation for PM Modi. Josh is always high sir till you are the prime Minister @narendramodi — R.K.Dubeyð®ð³ (@RKDubey7878) January 19, 2019

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5 Most Iconic TV Shows Which Will Keep On Entertaining Us For A Long Time

There are some good shows available which keep us hooked to our screens. Not everyone can understand the delight of finding a good series. It's an amazing feeling, almost as good as love. via GIPHY But then there are some shows which cross even this mark and set up a whole new standard. Those are the shows which we can watch repeatedly without getting bored. And by “we” I mean a wide age group of people. Those are the shows which are enjoyed by a 17-year-old as much as by a 34-year-old. via GIPHY Following are such shows which can entertain many generations for a long time: 1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S via GIPHY Duh! It has to be the first one.Our teenage was spent watching it, our early '20s were spent learning from it, and our late '20s and '30s will be spent thanking it for being there for us when we really didn't have anything good to watch! 2. Game Of Thrones via GIPHY It came, it conquered, and it will leave us soon. But I can bet generations will enjoy watching Tyrion's wisdom, Arya's surviving skills, and Khaleesi's fierce hotness. via GIPHY This is the show which became “you may like it, you may hate it, but you can't ignore it.” People who loved it loved hard! Rest of the people, which are very few, just couldn't develop the taste. 3. Breaking Bad via GIPHY It's always intriguing when a chemistry teacher becomes a drug lord. This show had thrill, drama, emotions, and everything else which makes a show great. It's hard to find people who haven't watched this gem! This is the show which won't fade away anytime soon. 4. Seinfeld via GIPHY Again, a gem of a series. The humour, the characters, the screenplay; just too good! This is one of the shows in which supporting characters were enjoyed more than the lead character. Many of us weren't even born when it aired, but man did it broke all the time barriers and made it to one of our favourites!  5. The Big Bang Theory via GIPHY Another good show coming to an end. It's not easy to keep the audience entertained for 12 straight years but this show did it! It's hard to find a dull moment in the show. via GIPHY TBBT showed that people actually grow and change with time, just a little patience is required from your partner's end. I mean, if Sheldon can let a girl touch him, your girlfriend too would agree to that secret fantasy of yours. Just be a little patient. As an honourable mention, I would like to mention 'Californication'. The romance, the story, the acting, ***, drugs, love, booze, the show has it all! via GIPHY These were the shows which will be staying with us for a long time. Watching and re-watching them would never grow old.

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The Subtle Art Of Posing For Insta-Worthy Pictures Featuring B-Town's Boy-Next-Door Vicky Kaushal

While more and more real identities are morphing into virtual ones with every passing day, our virtual presence has not only become essential but also turned into a tool of socialising and networking. With every new social media account that is created in the virtual space, the need to stand out and grow your engagement begins to rise. When that happens, the best measure is to create a profile picture and feed that not only resonates with our actual personality, but also does the job of putting us out there. Therefore, the need of the hour is to get our hands on some great pictures that throw light of our assets and stand-out features, but also lets the viewers subtly discover little details about us and our life. If you are getting all worked up about how that is to be done, allow us to help you with the basics with the help of some of Bollywood's boy-next-door Vicky Kaushal's stellar pictures.  Taking inspiration from how Vicky poses for his photographs, the props he uses and even the angles he seems to be taking, you can create your very own stunning feed full of amazing Insta-worthy pictures. Let's get started then. 1. Let them behold the fashionista that you are. View this post on Instagram â ï¸ A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Jan 16, 2019 at 1:30am PST Notice how easy Vicky's pose is. Keep your pose relaxed and let your outfit do all the talking. Less is more in this case. Remember we are trying to make a point. 2. Work up your hands. View this post on Instagram ðð½ days to go! #URITheSurgicalStrike A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Jan 6, 2019 at 12:30am PST We often struggle to think of what to do with our hands, but no more. With one of his hands shoved snugly into the pockets, and holding the other at the level of his face, Vicky easily manages to widen our line of sight and draw attention to his face. 3. Try (fake) candid or in-the-moment pictures. View this post on Instagram Child mode activated! PC: @sunsunnykhez A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Dec 28, 2018 at 3:35am PST Women love to see the real side of the man they are looking at on their screens. And what best way to make that happen than posting a few snaps that are candid or have been clicked when we are lost in a moment having the best time? 4. Let the spark of life shine through. View this post on Instagram Mud loving, camo wearing kinda guy. A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Dec 22, 2018 at 6:24am PST The ferocious surge of energy when this photo was clicked can be easily sensed through this picture. Try a similar pose that exudes a sign of life. But a word of caution: overdoing it might just kill your vibe. 5. Using clothes as props is the best hack ever! View this post on Instagram IAM#WHATSNEXT . GraziaCoolList2018 A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Dec 6, 2018 at 2:29am PST The entire visual effect that this particular picture of Vicky creates is that of mystery and subtle tantalisation. The viewer craves for more. Think about a similar pose, that highlights your features, and works it magic. 6. Use that killer smile of yours. View this post on Instagram Mood: Candid (not) Pose: 'Dolaa Re' Shot by: @abheetgidwani For: @mansworldindia A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Nov 10, 2018 at 11:56pm PST Like they say, there is no better accessory than a smile. Well, you don't need our help with that, do you? Put on your best smile and go for it! 7. Let your fitness-freak side out. View this post on Instagram Modesty on point!ð...with @rakeshudiyar A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Feb 9, 2018 at 9:38pm PST Women kill to ogle at well-sculpted male bodies, and if you happen to be ripped and fit like this gentleman here, you should definitely play to your strengths! 8. Go all naked, male-beauty. View this post on Instagram Lost and found. A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Sep 17, 2017 at 9:47pm PDT Look at the number of likes on this one! Wanna guess why that might be? Well, Vicky is just being himself here. Staring at the camera coolly, and showing-off all the raw, male-beauty that he possesses. Women will kill for it! 9. Play with your expressions. View this post on Instagram Eleghaint enough? A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Dec 1, 2018 at 5:05pm PST See how confused Vicky looks here? As if he was caught unaware. Well, that's a trick you can learn and apply. Try looking a little off-guard and that should do the trick! 10. Forget the camera altogether! View this post on Instagram New day, new start! #URI #promotions A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Dec 23, 2018 at 12:38am PST Yes, you do that. Of course it's pretense! But it works like a charm. Behave as though the camera doesn't exist and look anywhere but at it. And voila! You will have the most awesome picture at your disposal. Give these poses a try and let us know how the pictures come out maybe?

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5 Top Class Cricketers Who Might Retire After The 2019 ICC World Cup

It sure is a scary thought, but it's inevitable. Most of our favourite cricketers are going to hang their boots one day and we will watch them go with a heavy heart.  Here below we discuss 5 legendary cricketers who could possibly retire after the 2019 ICC World Cup:  1.  MS Dhoni © Reuters A lot has been said about the decision to include Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian squad for the World Cup.  With Rishabh Pant showing his worth both as a batsman and a wicket-keeper during the Border-Gavaskar Test series in Australia, the idea of Dhoni playing in the biggest tournament this year has been challenged by many. But his performance in the ODI series against the Aussies has cleared all doubts that he's not only still got it but continues to be one of the elite batsmen out there. The batsman has shown interest in playing the 2019 World Cup ever since he gave up his captaincy. "It's been a long cherished dream of Dhoni - since he gave up the captaincy in white ball cricket - to play in the World Cup next year where he would be more as a mentor to the team,” Dhoni's Manager, Arun Pandey told Gulf News in 2018. He's had a wonderful career ever since he became a part of Team India. Probably the most loved captain ever, he is also the most accomplished. The best way to say goodbye to the sport for Dhoni would be to play this World Cup, or better yet, win it. A final token of love for the country, one final medal on his wall. 2.  Chris Gayle © Reuters Considered to be on a declining career roller-coaster, this may be Chris Gayle's last big show as an active batsman for the West Indies.  2018 was probably one of the worst years for the big hitter who was absent from the Windies squad for long. Despite that, Windies chief selector, Courtney Browne is certain that Gayle will play a crucial role during the team's World Cup run. A part of his national team for four World Cups, Gayle is known for his big innings and making unbelievable records including a massive 215 double century against Zimbabwe during the 2015 World Cup With injuries keeping the former captain away from the pitch for long, the World Cup would be the perfect opportunity for the fans to witness one last 'Gayle Storm'. 3. Ross Taylor © Reuters Making his ODI debut all the way back in 2006, this Kiwi is still playing like a 20-year-old fresher with strong legs and back to support his game.  In what has turned out to be a great 2018 for the former New Zealand captain, Taylor scored 639 runs in just 11 ODIs which included two centuries and four half-centuries. "It's a World Cup year, and I've put a big focus on the tournament and on one-day cricket," Taylor said in a post-match press event after the second one-day international against Sri Lanka on Saturday, 5 January. "There are still a few things I want to work on, but I can hopefully continue the form over the summer." Despite the recent run of success Taylor is enjoying, his inconsistency along with his age are hinting his separation from the game. Under the leadership of Kane Williamson and Taylor, New Zealand are looking like real title contenders. 4. Dale Steyn © Reuters The South African pacer was last seen playing in the 50 over format all the way back in 2016 when they were hosting Australia for a five-game series which the Proteas won with a 5-0 clean sweep.  "It's so bloody long ago I can't even remember it," Dale Steyn said in an interview with ICC. "What I do remember is that we won 5-0. And it's a team game. And that's all that matters." Since then, Steyn, who's distanced himself from ODIs, has often shown interest in participating in the 2019 World Cup and has also mentioned how he wants his country to lift the championship a lot more. Finding his fitness once more, the bowler played a big role in the Hampshire County Cricket Club England and Wales' domestic first-class cricket circuit and can capitalise it on it during the World Cup in June.   5.  Hashim Amla © Reuters Known for his quiet demeanour and a strong presence on the pitch, South African cricketer and Dale Steyn's former teammate, Hashim Amla as a performer, is deteriorating with every single day.  Once a proud opener for the Proteas with a powerful and prestigious career of his glory days behind him, the 36-year-old is currently struggling with his pace in all formats of the game. Although the team has other options should Amla not get his touch back, there is still a lot of time for 'the mighty Hash' to get there. What is probably a bit more worrying is his bad luck dealing with injuries. If this is going to be Amla's big exit from the cricketing world, he will most certainly try his best to perform with how much ever fuel he has left in his tank.

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10 Expensive Looking Joggers Under Rs 1000 That Will Elevate Your Athleisure Game

Gone are the days when you'd put on a pair of joggers just to Netflix and chill or hit the gym. As the athleisure trend shows no signs of waving off. The good ol' joggers have been given a style makeover by designers and several brands. It can be rocked while working out as well as for a night out. Bonus? When they come hella cheap, you just can't resist. Here are 10 joggers under Rs 1000 that  are super stylish yet comfy :  1. U.S. Polo Assn. Navy Blue Straight Fit Joggers © Myntra Who said basics aren't stylish?  Pair these basic blue joggers with a graphic tee and see your fashion game go onwards and upwards!  Price: INR 999 Buy it here 2. Playboy Grey Straight Fit Joggers  © Myntra Pair these joggers with a classic white V-neck t-shirt and a denim jacket for the perfect airport look.  Price: INR 749  Buy it here 3. French Connection Black Joggers © Myntra You can never go wrong with a pair of black joggers. It is a wardrobe staple and can be literally paired sweatshirts, t-shirts or jackets.  Price: INR 999 Buy it here 4. Duke Off White Straight Fit Joggers © Myntra Put your best fashion foot forward with this pair of white joggers. Pair these with your best kicks, a basic t-shirt with some reflective sunnies and you're good to go!   Price: INR 744 Buy it here 5. FOREVER 21 Black Solid Joggers With Text Detail  © Myntra This number by Forever 21 is for the men out there who love street style. The side panel text detailing in white is a definite way to stand out amongst the crowd.   Price: INR 899 Buy it here 6. Puma Red Joggers  © Myntra These red hot joggers from Puma are definitely a fresh change if you want to give your greys and blacks a rest.  Price: INR 899 Buy it here 7. Jack & Jones Grey Joggers  © Myntra These grey joggers by Jack & Jones with pocket zipper detailing are durable, comfy and super stylish. Pair these up with a basic black hoodie and slip-ons and they won't let you down.  Price: INR 999 Buy it here 8. Mast & Harbour Stretchable Denim Joggers © Myntra If you're looking for the perfect alternative for days when you just don't want to put on a pair of jeans, this is it. These denim joggers give you the comfort , stretchability and look great with everything.  Price: INR 749  Buy it here 9. Flying Machine Navy Blue Printed Cuffed Joggers © Myntra These Hawaiian printed joggers look super chic and will transform your overall look by adding a layer of funk. Wear these with a snapback hat and carry a backpack for the ultimate airport look.   Price: INR 919  Buy it here 10. John Players Camouflage Print Joggers © Myntra Channel your inner military spirit while giving your shorts a break with these camo print joggers. The print and color scheme is very versatile and can be paired with almost anything.  Price: INR 989  Buy it here

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31 Days Of Fitness: From Tuberculosis To A Six Pack, This Is How Shubham Beat All Odds

This is the story of a guy who ended up in a hospital bed suffering from tuberculosis due to random gym advices given by 'desi trainers'. But this is also the story of a guy who didn't give up and fought against all odds to make things work for him and became a successful fitness trainer with a great physique. Shubham started working out at the gym at a very early age of 15 years. Since he was a little overweight from childhood, he joined a gym near his house in a small town near Kolkata to get into shape. There weren't decent equipment in the gym, let alone an educated trainer. He still continued lifting weights in the gym, by looking at others and learning how they did it. After that, he came to Kolkata and joined a better gym which had decent equipment. However, the trainers and their advices were still the same. He was told to eat less and train more if he wanted to get in shape. Furthermore, he was told that the only way to build muscle was to use supplements and steroids. And since he couldn't afford any, he just ate a calorie deficit unstructured diet that was low in carbs and protein. He did lose a lot of weight by eating less and training more but ended up suffering from tuberculosis due to an unhealthy diet. After spending more than six months recovering from that ailment, he knew that he had to do something if he was serious about his health and fitness goals. Fitness Education After his ordeal, he decided to get proper education in fitness and do it himself. Though his parents didn't support him, he went ahead anyway and got a certification. This decision completely changed his outlook towards fitness. From A Recovering Patient To Six Packs After completing the certification, the first thing he did was to fix his nutrition. He made changes in his diet and workout according to his goals and decided to get back into shape in whatever time possible. He knew that it would take a long time but he was ready to put in the efforts. Since he was weight training from a couple of months, his body responded well. Diet Since his target was fat loss, he knew that there was no other way to get into shape except counting his macros. He followed a deficit of 500 calories per week and the total calorie intake was about 2400 calories a day with a macro breakdown of 140 grams of protein, 70 grams of fats and around 350 grams of carbohydrates. Workout Body recomposition is best achieved when you have a good combination of resistance training and cardio. Shubham also did the same. Cardio was a regular part of his workouts; however, he chose to do it outside the gym. His gym was around 4 kilometers from his house. So he used to run from his house to the gym and did the same while coming back. He was on the Push-pull-legs routine which looked like this. Monday and Thursday - Chest, shoulder and triceps Tuesday and Friday - back and biceps  Wednesday and Saturday - legs and abdominal Sunday - rest

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From 'Saving Private Ryan' To 'Dunkirk', Here's A List Of The Greatest War Films Ever Made

When stories of the wars fought in human history started turning stale, film-makers decided to turn some real, some fictional accounts into unforgettable films.  War films have inspired us, somehow made us more patriotic and even changed our perception towards those who suffered. War films transport us to an era that we have never witnessed; however, by the means of great storytelling, one can feel the terror of the bombings, the pain of the Holocaust and the joy of victories.  In this post, we have listed the greatest war films that have ever been made:  1. Saving Private Ryan (1998) Steven Spielberg's esteemed project that bagged a gigantic five Academy Awards win is at the top of our list.  'Saving Private Ryan' is one of the most realistic war films ever made. The film is set up at the backdrop of Normandy invasion during World War II and the combat scenes of the D Day are one of the most expensive war scenes that have ever been shot in a war film.  In the movie, Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) is on a mission to find Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), who happens to be the only surviving brother of the four brothers killed in the war. The film chronicles the journey of war heroes and how bravely they fight the bloodiest battle in human history.  'Saving Private Ryan' fills you with deep emotions, shakes you to the core and gives you a clear glimpse of what a war looks like. 2. Dunkirk (2017) Though Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' snub at the 2018 Oscars jolted many, his World War II drama inspired by the 1940 evacuation of allied soldiers from the beaches of  Dunkirk proved that Nolan is the master of all genres.  When you see 'Dunkirk' you forget everything that is going around in the world outside the film. Shot on a large format film and released in 70mm projection, 'Dunkirk' instantly takes you to the war era and effortlessly makes you a part of it.  While you tear up at the end, you do not only see the film as a mere spectator but as a witness, in a hope that the soldiers would see their way to home.  When the war genre got almost saturated with run-of-the-mill-storytelling, Nolan breathed a fresh air by making 'Dunkirk' a masterpiece. 3. The Pianist (2002) Roman Polanski is now bereft of all the Oscars he earned in his entire lifetime, except the one he got for directing 'The Pianist'.  The World War II drama based on the struggle and survival of Polish Jew musician Wladyslaw at the peak of the war is a powerful story of human resilience. Based on the autobiography of Wladyslaw Szpilman, the film pertinently narrates the horrors of the Holocaust.  Adrien Broody's stint in the film got him huge critical acclaim ultimately making him the youngest Academy Award recipient in the Best Actor category.  'The Pianist' by all means is a simple yet pre-eminent depiction of a survivor's journey and how he manages to escape the Holocaust on the basis of his will to live. 4. Schindler's List (1993) In November 2018, Steven Spielberg's pièce de résistance 'Schindler's List' marked its 25th anniversary.  Based on the world famous story of Oskar Schindler who saved twelve hundred Jews during the time of the Holocaust, the film bagged the Academy Award for Best Picture and also happened to be Liam Neeson's career-transforming performance.  The film's black and white tone and a 72 days filming remained in talks for a long time.  The film is also a cinematic marvel of its time and has remained one of the most accurate and heartbreaking films about the war. 5. Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam War drama has got the war madness in it.  Starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, and Dennis Hopper, the film is a sheer delight for war film aficionados.  'Apocalypse Now' is well-documented, hellish, and puts forth an epic saga. The film represents the brutalities of war with precision and with time the significance of the film has only increased. 'Apocalypse Now' somehow overpowers other war Vietnam War films including 'The Deer Hunter' and 'Platoon'. 6. The Deer Hunter (1978) Michael Cimino's valuable project took more time for completion and therefore the film turned out to be a three-hour long story.  Starring Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, John Savage, George Dzundza and John Cazale (in his final role), 'The Deer Hunter' is a story of three friends who went on to fight in the Vietnam War.  This is one film that truly belongs to its actors. It has been pronounced culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant by the United States National Film Registry and went on to win five Academy Awards including the one for Best Picture.  'The Deer Hunter' is a gripping tale, one that can't be forgotten and aptly depicts the monstrosities of the Vietnam War. 7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Amidst a good range of films based on World War II, there exists one of the finest classics of all time. 'Lawrence of Arabia' is not only a World War I movie but one of the greatest films that have ever been made. Directed by David Lean, this is an epic historical drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence and chronicles his journey in the Arabian Peninsula during World War I.  The film went on to win a total of seven Academy Awards including the one for Best Picture and Best Director. The film also gave Peter O'Toole an international recognition for his portrayal of T.E. Lawrence.  8. Platoon (1986) Oliver Stone's ambitious anti-war project starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Keith David, Kevin Dillion, John C. McGinley, Forest Whitaker, and Johnny Depp, is based on Stone's own experiences during the Vietnam War.  The film earned Oliver Stone an Academy Award for Best Director and also huge critical acclaim for brilliantly writing his own story and ultimately turning it into a movie.  The reality behind the film's very existence attracted large crowds to the theatres; people were moved to the core after witnessing how brilliantly the story unfolded. The achievement of 'Platoon' is seen to be of much greater value when seen in terms of the best Vietnam War films that have ever been made. 9. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) In 1958, 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' swept seven Academy Awards including the one for Best Picture. Directed by David Lean, the film is a British-American war drama based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwaï (1952) written by Pierre Boulle.  Actors William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, and Sessue Hayakawa worked on the historic construction of the Burman Railways. When war heroes built a bridge across the Kwai River, a never seen before story certainly got the world's attention.  The film chronicles a valiant tale and keeps power to move the viewers. The movie also became the 11th greatest British film of the 20th Century as per the British Film Institute. 10. Full Metal Jacket (1987) The last film in our list is a Stanley Kubrick production. 'Full Metal Jacket' narrates the journey of two privates of the U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War.  The film depicts how under hard-bitten conditions, Joker (Matthew Modine ) and Pyle (Vincent D'Onofrio ) struggle to get through the boot camp, especially when they are met by an abusive drill instructor (R. Lee Ermey).  The film received huge critical acclaim and also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Horoscope-Inspired Wallets For Every Zodiac Sign That Might Just Get Any Man Lucky

If we could point out a man's everyday staple accessory, it has to be the humble wallet. It's a great way to make a statement and stand out in the crowd.  People choose wallets depending upon material, cost, purpose and many other things. Currently, there are numerous kinds of wallets available for men in the market.  According to popular belief, your zodiac sign traits align with your lifestyle choices as well. In this case, we show you how it impacts your personal style as well. We believe there is a wallet for every zodiac out there, perfect for your personality.  So, let's get your chakras in sync with your pocket. Here are different wallet types based on your zodiac sign :  Action Packed Aries © Amazon A sporty wallet is a perfect match for the energetic and ever-so-enthusiastic Aries man. Its durability would add onto your adventurous lifestyle.  Persistent Taurus © Amazon For the patient and reliable Taurus man, what's better than a classic bi-fold wallet? Your enigmatic personality has no match just like this classic design.  Explorer Gemini © Amazon The Gemini man is as versatile as they come. For an adaptable and outgoing personality like yours, a phone case wallet is your best companion. Visionary Cancer © Amazon Being an imaginative and an intuitive soul, a card holder is all that a Cancer man needs.  Urbane Leader Leo © wolfandbadger Ferocious and determined by nature, Leo man is also warm-hearted and loving. A breast pocket wallet is the way to go for the gentleman you are.  Meticulous Virgo © Duvall Leatherwork A reliable and mellow Virgo man is as diligent as he is outgoing. A hassle-free chain wallet is your go-to option.  Stargazer Libra © travelwell For a globe-trotter like you, a travel bag is a must carry item in your to-do list. Bon Voyage, free spirit!  Scintillating Scorpio © Amazon Enigmatic personality, a magnetic presence and a suave demeanour - the Scorpio man has it all! All you need is a money clip and you're good to go.  Spunky Sagittarius © Amazon As a  jovial and playful Sagittarius man, you are always on the outlook for new trends in a compact way. A key holder wallet will be your guide to the ultimate carefree style!   Ambitious Capricorn © brookstone Practical and prudent, a Capricorn man seeks comfort and class. A reliable trifold wallet goes with your personality well.   Unpredictable Aquarius © Pinterest The Aquarius man being friendly and self-sufficient can pull off a wrist wallet with absolute ease. Your devil-may-care attitude resonates in your fashion choices as well.  Compassionate Pisces ©: Amazon As an idealist and a secure person, the Pisces man is full of compassion. A quintessential zipper wallet is all you need to shine on!   There you go. Let the planets rule your unique self and may your wallets always be full! 

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Top 7 Free Android Games You Should Be Playing This Month

There was a time when games would first come to iOS, followed by Android. This is now rapidly changing and developers are often prioritizing the open source platform, thanks to the larger available user base. While 2018 has been all about battle royale games like PUBG and Fortnite, there are thousands of simulation and arcade games that are equally fun to play and less time intensive.  With the new year already here, now's a good time to reboot the available games on your phone and try something different. We've compiled a list of trending games for Android that are fun to play and are challenging as well!  1. Command and Conquer: Rivals  © Android Central Command & Conquer: Rivals is a real-time player versus player (PvP) game, where gamers lead their faction to victory in the war for Tiberium, a key resource. EA's new Command & Conquer: Rivals was designed with mobile platforms like Android in mind. The game offers players two factions: The Global Defense Initiative and Brotherhood of Nod. Each faction has different commanders with different abilities.  In the new mode, EA said players go on a run of battles, competing with others in a unique matchmaking pool. Competition is segmented by rank. The better people perform, the more rewards they receive. While the game works fine on mobile, it is even more convenient and fun to play on a tablet.  Download from Google Play Store 2. Assassin's Creed Rebellion © EA You can grab Assassin's Creed Rebellion off the Play Store for free, though advertisements are included along with in-game purchases. According to the listing, you'll find access to over 40 characters, some old and some new, building a group of assassin to take on the Templars and oppression taking place in Spain. You'll be able to manage your own base of assassins, build new rooms, craft new equipment, gather resources and create new medicine. You'll be building up your assassin army and expanding your domain, all the while pulling off missions, similar to Fallout Shelter. Download from Google Play Store 3. F1 Mobile Racing © YouTube You can develop and customise your own F1 car from the ground up, or race for one of the 10 official F1 teams. In the multi-player mode, you can challenge opponents from around the world, or add up your friends to race. It also features official circuits, including Hockenheim in Germany. It doesn't end here, you can also assume the role of legends like Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso.  The graphics are stunning and the gameplay is top-notch. In fact, we can confidently say this is one of the best simulation/racing game for Android.  Download form Google Play Store 4. Asphalt 9: Legends  © Gameloft Gameloft has retained the frenetic, cinematic action that made the earlier games so popular and taken things up another notch. The game is free to download but features ads and in-app purchases.  This game features a top roster of real hypercars from manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and W Motors. Gamers can start their street journey in Career mode by completing over 60 seasons and 800 events. Gamers can race against up to 7 rival plays from all over the world in the online multiplayer mode. Other features include a new Club mode where you and your friends can work towards achieving more challenging rewards, as well as 8-player local multiplayer. Download from Google Play Store 5. Skiddy Car © YouTube Compared to other simulation games, the controls on this one are fairly simple. Just tap to turn right, release to turn left and drift your way to the finish line. Sounds easy? The actual experience is extremely challenging and requires focus. If you want a game that gets you hooked and constantly tests you, this one is definitely built keeping you in mind.  It has a wide collection of vehicles to choose from, the graphics are colourful, and the tracks have different designs as well. Overall, it's a light game to pass time quickly.  Download from Google Play Store 6. Rise Up © YouTube The goal of the game is simple, you are tasked with protecting a balloon as it rises through various obstacles, and it shouldn't hit anything. With a single finger, you have to drag a circle around it to deflect the objects and obstacles that appear.  All you need to do is move your shield with one finger to protect your balloon. Clear your way as you reach higher and higher, but reaching the top score is extremely difficult. This is another game that is exceedingly light and best for short duration fun.  Download from Google Play Store 7. HeliHopper © Oddrok HeliHopper is a fun helicopter game where you hop from a helipad to another. It has missions, endless mode, tons of unlockables and a simple UI. The game is controlled by a simple slingshot mechanism and you can perform side-hops in the air by swiping the screen during the flight. Wind and various landing pads make things even more tricky. In total, it has 65 missions and 9 endless levels to choose from, along with 10 different helicopters.  Download from Google Play Store

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How To Deal With Your Girlfriend's Guy Best Friend

“Ek ladka aur ek ladki kabhi sirf dost nahi ho sakte!”  -Mohnish Behl, Maine Pyaar Kiya circa 1989 One of Bollywood's “iconic” (read cringiest) dialogues. Also, a complete myth.  Though Bhagyashree and Salman Khan do end up together in the movie (not at all feeling sorry for you, Mr Behl), it hardly ever ends like that in real life. © Rajshri Productions Movies have been trying to propagate the notion since time immemorial: a lady and a gentleman can never be friends without the presence of romance. “Just friends” need to end up as lovers. You can't help but inwardly cringe at the sexism and the idiocy it exudes. (That doesn't keep Bollywood/Hollywood from churning out movie after movie with the same theme.) In today's day, a girl and a guy can most certainly be the best of friends, without a romantic interest. Why just today? It has always been this way!  Haven't you heard tales about the beautiful friendship between Lord Krishna and Draupadi? The original epitome of friendship, where gender doesn't matter: “Sakha and Sakhi”! Harry and Hermione: An iconic friendship.  Aren't we all guilty of shedding a few tears over the love that Harry and Hermione have for each other? © Heyday Films/Warner Bros. Pictures Look at Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Even death has lessened Emma's love for her dear friend. Or Taylor Swift and Ryan Reynolds. Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. Whoever told you that a guy and a girl can never be true friends needs to crawl out of the rock they have been living under. Being a guy, I can vouch that having a female best friend is one of the best things in life; they inspire you to let go of your rigidity and introduce you to new ideas. She is always there for relationship and fashion advice. She makes you a better man. © Aamir Khan Productions Just like you have a best friend of the fairer ***, chances are your girlfriend might have a guy best friend. Yes. That dreaded guy who seems to be your nemesis. The guy who seems to hang out with your girlfriend quite often and is her partner-in-crime in a lot of adventures. The other man. The Aman to your Rohit, the Jai Singh Rathore to your Sushant Modi, the Superman to your Batman. I can go on and on. Sometimes, you get jealous of the camaraderie they share, or the fact that he knows things about her that you don't. © Pinterest We have all seen Ron struggle with the idea of “Harry and Hermione” and leading him to do stupid things, say awful stuff and basically be a douchebag. You wouldn't like to end up like him, do you? Here is how to deal with your girlfriend's male best friend: 1. The Chosen One: The first thing you should know is that your girlfriend loves YOU. Had she wanted to be with her male BFF, she wouldn't be going out with you, would she? Remember, she chose you, over everybody else. The fact is she doesn't see her friend in a romantic light. Never has and never will. She loves him in the platonic sense, not the way she loves you. If you believe that they will eventually realize that they like them and sail away with them, you have been watching a lot of sappy rom-coms or reading way too much romantic literature. 2. Try to empathize: You choose your friends, not their gender. Friendship is so much more than being a man, woman or queer. It encompasses love. Just like your female BFF has you as a male friend, so does your girlfriend. The relationship you have with your best friend is the same which she has. Do not judge it. © Zucker Brothers Productions/TriStar Pictures We tend to not look at obvious things. What if your girlfriend questions your relationship with your female friend? Aren't you a guy best friend too? What we expect of others is expected of us as well. Expectation is a two-way street; you can't want something and give nothing in return. © Heyday Films/Warner Bros. Pictures We only look from our own, selfish perspective, not the bigger picture. Put yourself in another person's shoes, it will make you realize how narcissistic one can be. Even if you don't have a female best friend, think about the situation from the other guy's perspective. Is it really good for you to judge him? What about your best friend's boyfriend? Maybe, he thinks of you in the same way. How would you like it? Gives you a different perspective on the entire matter now, doesn't it? You see, we only care and realize how it feels when it happens to us. 3. Meet Them: Often, we tend to create a preconceived image of a person we haven't met.  In this case, if you haven't met your girlfriend's BFF, meet them. It is all in your head; we tend to exaggerate things, blow them out of proportion, especially if we haven't tried or experienced them. © Dharma Productions/Yash Raj Films Don't judge too harshly or rashly. Get to know him before you judge him. Instead of getting paranoid and obsessing over the fact that there's another guy who your girlfriend loves (in a completely different way), just meet the guy and be done with it. You never know, you might end up becoming their best friend after meeting them. Give the guy a chance at least. It is only a cause of alarm if your girlfriend does not let you guys meet. 4. Jealousy: It is common to be jealous of a person your partner seems to be love. Somewhere you feel that their love will be divided and won't be enough for you. You might feel jealous of the time they spend together. Or how easily they seem to talk to each other. How they seem to have no inhibitions when talking or how they bitch about someone. The reason is simple: You crave that intimacy. That makes you envious more than the guy. But in our minds, it is the guy who is the culprit, not our feelings. © Zucker Brothers Productions/TriStar Pictures Jealousy is a normal emotion. It is okay to be jealous of your girlfriend's male buddy, a bit helpful too. A little competition is okay, it keeps you focused on your relationship, makes you try harder. There is a chance that he might be better-looking than you. Do not let it affect you. You might think that "when she has a more handsome option, a better guy, why did she choose me?" Love doesn't work that way. We can't choose the people we fall in love with. Furthermore, don't underestimate your worth, you are much better than you think. Especially in the eyes of a person who loves you. 5. Getting Along: Spoiler: They are going to be in your girlfriend's life. In fact, their friendship might go way back, it might be even longer than your relationship. You just can't expect them to leave them high and dry for you. The best thing to do is to try to get along with them. You both love the same person in a different way, it is the common thread for you guys to connect. Both of you are there to fiercely stand up for her when a need arises. That is what friends are for. Hang out with them, go for a drink with them. Before you know it, your girlfriend will be experiencing some perplexity with the bromance you both seem to have. Moreover, you won't have to go far to rant about your girlfriend and share it with someone who already understands her. You might end up learning a lot from them about her. 6. Co-Exist: On the off chance that you guys don't hit it off, do not fret. You do not have to like everybody. Though, it is important to remember that your relationship comes first.  There will be things you don't like about the guy, that is okay and your prerogative as a human. They won't be the best man at your wedding or the lead of your Baarat dance. There's no need to scream “This means war!” and cut their head off. One thing is certain; you can't just ignore him. We are all flawed in some way. Why don't you look beyond that and try to co-exist with this guy? Think of ways in which you both can enjoy the company of your friend without pulling each other's hair out. 7. Communicate: If you feel attacked or vulnerable by your girlfriend's friend, communicate it to her. She isn't a mind-reader, she can't know what's going inside your head. Don't go chasing after the idea of them together, it will only bring heartbreak for you. Tell you girlfriend about what bothers you about him and what you would like to do about it. Tell her why you don't like her hanging out with him. Try to figure out why it bothers you so much. Tell her it that you aren't comfortable with him hanging around you guys all the time. © Pinterest If you find your girlfriend's behaviour change around them, tell it to them. Try to know their reason. In fact, try to talk to the guy in person. They might have their own problems with you. Try to understand that it isn't always about you. 8. Stop Acting Alpha: Your love life is not the 'Wild, Wild West'. You aren't cowboys who can settle scores with gunfights or shooting each other. Your girlfriend isn't a commodity or a prize to be won; stop fighting for her with the other guy (of whom you are not entirely sure that he is in love with your S.O.) You can't and shouldn't control the relationships of other people, however much you may love them. Having a significant other does not make them your property, nor does it make you theirs. Men are competitive by nature, they are territorial. The male psyche is ego-centric. They try to establish authority. When another man seems to hurt their ego or try to be the greater of the two, that is where trouble starts. If another man appears to threaten your love, you must act but make sure whether he is actually doing so. 9. Be Reasonable: “Pyaar dosti hai”, claims Rahul while twirling a friendship band, trying to impress Tina. What Rahul doesn't say is “Pyaar sirf dosti nahi hai”. Love is not limited to friendship; just because two people are friends doesn't mean they are in love. He isn't there to steal her. He won't carry her off and laugh at your ignorance. Nor is he there to poison her mind against you. Do not be that guy who thinks every other guy is in love with his girlfriend. He is not in love with her. Had he been, he would have told her. Trust your girlfriend's loyalty. Do not try to make your girlfriend choose between you and him. Do not be so insecure. If you feel insecure, try to find the reason for it: Is it just the guy or do you find other reasons to be suspicious of their friendship? Or is just jealousy? Are you still unsure about your partner? Security is increasingly important in a relationship; if you are second-guessing your relationship because a guy shows up, you need to reevaluate your stance. Your relationship should be your first preference here. You do not need to have a fight with the guy just to justify your unfounded, speculative notions. 10. The Wrong Guy: This is the worst-case scenario. You have met the guy. He seems nice but you get the feeling that he interested in your girlfriend, in another way than a friend. He seems to suffer from the “Nice Guy Syndrome”. He appears to try to impress her and manipulate her into spending time with him. Moreover, tries to hide his feelings under the pretext of friendship. Then, it is time to confront him about his feelings. You do not need to be aggressive, just plain old talking will do. Ask your girlfriend to accompany you. Let them sort out their issues. Liking someone is not under our control, an attraction is involuntary. Don't hate him for that. Just make sure that he gets his feelings out of the way. You need not meddle in their friendship, let them think it over. Love is not possible without a few hiccups along the road. Give the other guy a chance, a break. He deserves it. Maybe you both can tease your girlfriend together and prank her. :P Best of luck! Just don't punch him in the face. :P

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Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma Had A Fan Moment With The Legend Roger Federer Himself

Virat Kohli  is on an all-time high right now. After leading India in the extensive series against Australia and emerging victorious, the captain is reaping the sweet fruits of his success with some private time with wifey Anushka Sharma in tow. The two are vacationing in Australia at the moment. View this post on Instagram ♥ï¸ A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Jan 13, 2019 at 5:03am PST The couple is a tennis fan and since Virat is a self-proclaimed Roger Federer  fan himself, they ended up having a fan moment of their own with the tennis legend himself. View this post on Instagram What a day at the Australian open. â¤ððð An amazing way to finish the Australian summer. Forever gratefulððâ¤#ausopen A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Jan 18, 2019 at 11:42pm PST So when the two legends met, their respective fans obviously got elated at the picture. Someone crop me in the place of anushkaðð¼ðð¼ please #kohli #federer #photoshop #PhotoshopFriday #AusOpen2019 #AO #INDvsAUS #virat @rogerfederer @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/qkMImNu6JM — ChakradharRF (@Chakradhar26) January 19, 2019 Being a kohli and a federer fan, that would be my ultimate fan pic — ChakradharRF (@Chakradhar26) January 19, 2019 So beautiful ððð¤ð¤ Roger Federer and Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma  @imVkohli @rogerfederer @AnushkaSharma https://t.co/9IA6q7DTS6 — Sourav Banerjee (@SouravB24658781) January 19, 2019 On the cricket front, Kohli is going to lead India on their next tour in New Zealand which begins from 23rd January.

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Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma Had A Fan Moment With The Legend Roger Federer Himself

Virat Kohli  is on an all-time high right now. After leading India in the extensive series against Australia and emerging victorious, the captain is reaping the sweet fruits of his success with some private time with wifey Anushka Sharma in tow. The two are vacationing in Australia at the moment. View this post on Instagram ♥ï¸ A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Jan 13, 2019 at 5:03am PST The couple is a tennis fan and since Virat is a self-proclaimed Roger Federer  fan himself, they ended up having a fan moment of their own with the tennis legend himself. View this post on Instagram What a day at the Australian open. â¤ððð An amazing way to finish the Australian summer. Forever gratefulððâ¤#ausopen A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Jan 18, 2019 at 11:42pm PST So when the two legends met, their respective fans obviously got elated at the picture. Someone crop me in the place of anushkaðð¼ðð¼ please #kohli #federer #photoshop #PhotoshopFriday #AusOpen2019 #AO #INDvsAUS #virat @rogerfederer @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/qkMImNu6JM — ChakradharRF (@Chakradhar26) January 19, 2019 Being a kohli and a federer fan, that would be my ultimate fan pic — ChakradharRF (@Chakradhar26) January 19, 2019 So beautiful ððð¤ð¤ Roger Federer and Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma  @imVkohli @rogerfederer @AnushkaSharma https://t.co/9IA6q7DTS6 — Sourav Banerjee (@SouravB24658781) January 19, 2019 On the cricket front, Kohli is going to lead India on their next tour in New Zealand which begins from 23rd January.

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World's Loneliest Frog, 'Romeo' Has Found His Juliet & Their V-Day Plans Are Better Than Ours

What can be worse than being single in the New Year? Watching a frog make headlines for finding his soulmate and making lavish Valentine's Day plans with her.   via GIPHY Turns out, the 'World's Loneliest Frog', Romeo isn't so lonely anymore as he has finally found his girlfriend aka soulmate in Juliet.  For 10 long years, Romeo (a Sehuencas water frog) had been living in isolation at the Museo de Historia Natural Alcide d'Orbigny in Bolivia. But, thanks to a team of scientists, who played cupid, Romeo found a female mating partner. Seriously, where can we sign up to get such a dedicated team to find a soulmate for us as well? Here they are! The dream team that found @romeothefrog's beloved Juliet in the heart of the Dromne Forest! #Match4Romeo @MuseodOrbigny pic.twitter.com/7fzvEnkq50 — Global Wildlife Conservation (@Global_Wildlife) January 16, 2019 Anyway, the reason such efforts were made is that Romeo is said to be the last one of its kind. This sent the conservationists into panic mode and they started looking for a mating partner for him, in order to save the species from becoming extinct.  YouTube When we were busy swiping left and right on dating apps, the conservationists were making a profile for him on Match.com. Maybe, it's time to uninstall Tinder. Now that they've found my love, starting to get really nervous...have I still got it?! #sweatingnuptialpads #dating #Match4Romeo — Romeo the World's Loneliest Frog (no longer!) (@romeothefrog) January 16, 2019 The frog not only has a dating profile, but he's also quite popular on social media. Just a daydreaming frog waiting for my love.... Where are my hopeless romantics at?! #loveisintheair #Match4Romeo pic.twitter.com/XkXqPRWtPq — Romeo the World's Loneliest Frog (no longer!) (@romeothefrog) January 10, 2019 Reportedly, people even raised $25,000 to send an expedition team to the cloud forests in Bolivia to find more frogs of his kind and finally, they found one and named it Juliet.  Drum roll.....here she is! My sweet Juliet. #exceededexpectations #luckyfrog #Match4Romeo #Julietthefrog pic.twitter.com/sStJ70x7d4 — Romeo the World's Loneliest Frog (no longer!) (@romeothefrog) January 15, 2019 Romeo, now probably the world's happiest frog, even tweeted about his new found love. What's more, Romeo and Juliet are set to go on a blind date on Valentine's Day next month.  Pinch me! Can this be real?! This isn't an early April Fool's joke, right?! It's starting to sink in ð #toogoodtobetrue #match4romeo https://t.co/pZxQ9s0BlH — Romeo the World's Loneliest Frog (no longer!) (@romeothefrog) January 15, 2019 Twitter has all sorts of reactions about this love story. While some are genuinely happy for Romeo and Juliet, others are plain jealous that even a frog has Valentine's Day plans and they don't.  Never thought I'd be rooting for frog ***, but here we are. Hop to it, my dude. https://t.co/rE0iL35oVL — Taylor McCleve (@TaylorMcCleve) January 17, 2019 shit this is more exciting than waiting for avenger's movie https://t.co/bqEkiepqWG — MaD (@retardito) January 17, 2019 All you single people complaining you'll never find someone — if this frog can wait 10 years for a mate, YOU can make it. ðð» https://t.co/9jD2nMJsoe — Sophie ð (@thatgingeRNurse) January 17, 2019 I know they are frogs but I find this so romantic! ð¸ðð¸ https://t.co/r2vJBnsy5L — Graciela Valenzuela (@Graciegurrrl) January 17, 2019 Great. So frogs can turn into mates? Miracles can happen? Oy. I hate it when my mom is right. #Jewishmothers #froganalogies #nature https://t.co/x9dEnACnwB — Susie D. (@SusieD_NYC) January 18, 2019 A literal frog has a date for Valentine's Day and I can't even get a text back.. Ok. https://t.co/aJCn7SSd8X — heidi (@leshay_heidi_) January 17, 2019 I'm happy for this frog species. Conservation is a great thing. However, do any other single humans find it a tiny bit depressing that a frog will have a date on Valentine's Day while the rest of us are at home still single? Guess we can all live vicariously through Romeo. https://t.co/3FEmhsfT5c — Aimee Hicks (@ahicks83) January 18, 2019 So a frog is going to have a better Valentine's Day than me this year

Happy 2019... https://t.co/Ewt7aEHNAa — Andy L (@AndrewLegon) January 17, 2019 ...if this frog can find a soul mate in 2019 then so can I probably https://t.co/7ZHfyiGOZy — Shaxx Jr (@MalcomXanX) January 18, 2019 While the frog is tweeting about his girlfriend, we still continue to be the 'world's loneliest humans' and February 14 will basically be another 'Netflix and chill' day.

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Anurag Kashyap All Set To Make A 'Desi' Version Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill'

Quentin Tarantino is a name that is usually considered a synonym for genius and perfection and his work, which is usually so intense for the human brain to digest, is critically acclaimed worldwide. One of his most famous movies, 'Kill Bill' is still on top of many 'favourite charts'. The martial arts movie starred the stunning Uma Thurman, who was all set to kick ass and seek some sweet revenge. The movie went on to become a super hit and also had a sequel. Now, according to recent reports in TOI , Anurag Kashyap, who is a mastermind in his own league, is all set to create a 'desi'  version of this iconic movie! Anurag Kashyap is set to work on the script and it's basically a homage to Tarantino himself. The movie is going to be backed up actor-turned-producer Nikhil Dwivedi who previously produced 'Veerey Di Wedding' as well. The movie will go on floors this year and will be extensively shot in Japan, Sikkim and Bhutan. The lead actress is yet to be finalised but we totally trust Anurag's genius brain to dish out one hell of a revenge drama for his fans.

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Chivalry- Exactly How Much Is Too Much In Today's Feminism-Driven Era?

Have you ever been confused when your girlfriend or one of your female friends declares that chivalry is dead and yet when you do something chivalrous, they seem to be put off by it? You can't seem to figure out where you went wrong. Allow me to let you on to a not-so-secret fact then. Women want men to be chivalrous. Period. via GIPHY They just do not want a pooch (read phony gentleman), running about to please them. Nor do they specifically expect it in today's era. Being chivalrous is not a bad thing in today's love-forsaken world, as there are hardly any real chivalrous men. Stress on the word “real”. via GIPHY The important question is: Are you doing this to impress women or is it a fad that you are trying out? Then, unfortunately, that means your behaviour has passed over into being overly chivalrous, i.e., you are making a great deal out of it and it is apparent. You have officially become the “doormat” guy. Women are intelligent creatures, they can easily tell whether you are being sincere or not.  A Chivalrous Lesson © Pinterest Chivalry seems to be the stuff of romantic novels and historical anecdotes.  The word paints a picture of a beautiful damsel in distress, awaiting a chivalrous knight to come in and save her from the tower she has been locked in. via GIPHY Well, today's woman is no damsel in distress, nor does she wait around for a knight to save her from harm. They are quite capable of taking care of themselves. What women today are irritated of are men going overboard with the concept of chivalry, grandiose gestures with little to almost no heart in them. © Pinterest Started off as a code of conduct for Knights in the Medieval times it became a concept for the royal court affairs and a terrible amount of important manners. Chivalry was a quaint way in which a man could express his feelings to the woman he cared for through small things. A sign of substance and genuineness in a man. via GIPHY There's a lot of romanticism attributed to the word, a sense of old-world charm and dreamy notions. Victorian era novels are filled with gallant gentlemen and their courtly ways of whom the ladies seem to be a fan.  Literature is filled with these men; Mr Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Mr Rochester and the list goes on. © Pinterest A perfect example of a chivalrous man in fiction would be Gregory Peck as Joe Bradley in 'Roman Holiday'. The perfect combination of chivalry and frankness. In the movie, when he has a choice to make, he puts love first instead of fame. If that is not chivalry, I do not know what is. © Pinterest In today's world, chivalry is a debatable idea. Is it essential? How do you know when it is too much? Dear fellow brothers, it isn't the 1800s or the 1950s, women can open doors for themselves, bring their own coats, have their own handkerchiefs and do not need particular help. They are independent, just like men are. © Pinterest It is the thought behind the gesture that matters. Your chivalry should come from within. It should be instantaneous; it has more to do with your personality and manners and your intention to be honourable. Chivalry is the mark of an honest man, a person who doesn't fake it. It is a much greater concept than just concerning the courting of women; it is a lifestyle. How To Know The Difference? It's easy. Scenario 1: You see a woman struggling with a big bag of groceries. You insist on helping her. She says yes. You take the bags and help her home. “Oh, what a gallant young man! Thank you for your chivalry!” © Pinterest Scenario 2: She says no. You insist. She says she is fine with it. You are still insistent, and you try to take the bags and nearly force them out of her hand, just to show that you are a good guy, this is where you have gone overboard. When the lady says that she is fine, she is fine. Leave it there. If she wants your help, she will ask for it. Life isn't a rom-com where the writers make you believe that when women say no, they mean yes or when a man likes a woman, he turns up at her doorstep complete with some over the top, grand gesture.  It isn't a novel filled with ideas of an ideal lady and a gentleman, or a series where you are the hot-headed hunk with dripping masculinity and an ineffable charm, trying to win the affections of the heroine. via GIPHY Peacocking (“an extravagant show-off” for the uninitiated) is not an “in” thing, it makes you look needy and pretentious. You can go from charming to creepy in a second. via GIPHY If not that, it puts you in the dorky, nice guy category. Hanging onto their purses while they go and dance with someone else or constantly complimenting her. Seriously, women won't be interested in an over-zealous pushover because that is what it looks like. © Columbia Pictures/Mirage Enterprises Just like you find your girlfriend's nagging to be annoying; women find extreme chivalry to be the same. You might have observed that when you do something, which the lady in question can do herself, that is where they get exasperated. Of course, it is often misconstrued and misinterpreted, but this is where you need to put in work. Women might take your extreme enthusiasm to help them as a trait of cockiness. Remember that unaffected and honest help is never unnoticed. If the lady doesn't understand your genuine act of love, then maybe she isn't meant for you.  Womanly Or Chivalry: Is It Necessary? The connotations of chivalry have changed over the years, what used to be a gesture of love and affection has been crassly changed into an idea in which it is expected of a man to help and save the weaker ***. The change seems to have come into effect after the World War, where the whole idea of chivalry being a sexist thing comes from. A question may arise in your mind. Why should women be treated differently? Why do they expect chivalry? Doesn't it erode the concept of feminism? © Twitter That is the precise basis of the debate. We have come a long way from the time when gender roles were strictly put down. But somehow, we are still stuck in the web of the generations gone by. Women were expected to be “womanly” as the men were to be “chivalrous”. Women were to be docile creatures and keep home. They were to patiently wait for a hero. That is what was “womanly”. Similarly, men were to fight the monster and save the lady. Today, women and men do the same things and are working towards making a world a place where they share everything equally. Equality is the foundation of feminism. If only people understood that. What's off-putting to women I assume is the tarnishing and convoluting of the term and the perspective it presents. No one wants to be perceived to be weak. It is the concept which is faulty, not you.  How To Be Chivalrous? If you want to be chivalrous, be. Don't try to highlight it. We men need to understand that it isn't limited to opening doors, picking up the tab or helping your lover over puddles. via GIPHY A chivalrous man in today's world would be a man who doesn't have a problem with a female working with him or him working for her. A man who appreciates a woman's opinion. In a relationship, a man who is there when the woman needs him is a much chivalrous man than one who uses chivalry just to woo her and then forget it once the courtship is complete. © Columbia Pictures/Mirage Enterprises Don't just give her a handkerchief when she cries, wipe her tears too. Be a companion to her sorrow. A person whose charm, warmth and helping nature are not limited to any particular gender is chivalrous in the truest sense. © Twitter If you want to hold doors for her, open car doors, give her your coat when you think she is cold, hold her bags for her, go for it. Do it if because you want to, not because someone expects you to. Moreover, definitely not to be in someone's good books. It is bound to fall flat if you are not genuinely interested in it. Also, do it out of the goodness of your heart. Dear women, chivalry isn't dead. It is very much alive. Let your man have the benefit of the doubt. Give the guy a chance to be gallant and enjoy the experience!

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Top 7 Face Washes Under Rs 260 That Will Deep Clean Your Face Without Making It Dry

Just like brushing your teeth stems out of habit, washing your face should be another one of those things that should be done out of habit. If not, you should definitely start now. Problems like blackheads, pimples, and an itchy scalp are all things that can tackled if you use the right face wash. © nocalzone So here is a list of super affordable face washes that will brighten up your skin and rid you of all the blemishes and pimples. 1. Himalaya Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Wash In Winters, this one not only cleanses your face well but also takes out all the impurities. It also tightens pores and is super hydrating. © Amazon Price: 135 Buy it here 2. Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser A non-comedogenic face cleanser that clears off dead skin cells so that healthier fresh looking skin can surface.  © Amazon Price: 258 Buy it here 3. Garnier Acno Fight Face Wash This one has effective micro bead technology that fights six major acne problems.  © Amazon Price: 120 Buy it here 4. Pond's Pure White Anti Pollution With Activated Charcoal Facewash This one has activated charcoal which is great for fighting acne and blackhead. © Amazon Price: 162 Buy it here 5. Nivea Men All-In-1 Pump Facewash A cleanser with the cooling mud formula that gives long lasting oil control and redeems skin of acne. © Amazon Price: 129 Buy it here 6. Khadi Mauri Herbal Fenugreek Face Wash An ayurvedic face wash with natural ingredients that cleanses the skin with powers of fenugreek. © Amazon Price: 175 Buy it here 7. BLCK Activated Charcoal Face Wash A mix of tea tree oil and charcoal together, this face wash promises to fight both pimples and and blackheads. It also brightens skin up. © Amazon Price: 199 Buy it here

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6 Ways To Stop Wasting Precious Time & Become More Productive In 2019

The most promising time of the year is here. Isn't it? Why is it you ask? Well, it's the time people go on overdrive making resolutions. Which they know they will never keep. Ever. via GIPHY Who has not resolved to become more productive when the New Year comes in? How many times have you chided yourself for not being productive enough? “From tomorrow onwards, I WILL be more productive!”, seems like a broken record that has become your life song. via GIPHY Even after numerous tries to get up and just do it, you seem like you are failing yourself and the sense of sadness and helplessness that comes with it is indescribable. © Unsplash Do you feel like you could have done so much more in the day had you been a little more active? Productivity is not about getting a lot done in a short time, it is about completing what you started. You do not need to compromise with life in order to be productive. I can't tell you enough about the times I have tried being productive and failed miserably. Happens to everyone. Even the best of us. You are not alone. But don't give up. © Pexels Increasing productivity is similar to be training to be a Jedi; it is going to “kick you in the ass” exhausting. Once you become one, you can't go back to be your old lazy self. No pressure. Breathe. It will work out. You just need to not take so much stress about everything. I know it's easier said than done but give yourself some time. Before embarking on committing yourself to be more productive, take a step back and analyze whether you need to be more productive or not. © Pinterest Maybe, you end up setting extreme goals and when you tend to not finish them you feel that you are not productive enough. Set a realistic standard. Don't blindly follow someone else's formula. Everyone works at their own pace. Here are six-way which can help in improving your productivity. Give them a try: 1. Sleep: Yes, you read it right! Sleep! © Pinterest I can hear you laughing! via GIPHY Do one thing. Count the number of times you have abandoned a task because you were too sleepy. Too many, right? Lack of sleep leads to irritation and ultimately the wish to kill everything and everyone in sight. via GIPHY As a result, you are not able to complete the task you have planned on. Sleeping late results in waking up late, no matter hard you try. It's the reason you find yourself rushing through the day. a) Try going to sleep at the same time each night. Seems hard, I know. Herculean, even. b) Get in the maximum number of hours of sleep you can get; 6-7 hours to be ideal. Get enough sleep. c) Have a fixed sleeping pattern; try to wake up early, at the same time. You might not be able to do it every day, that is natural and obvious. Keep the distractions away: mobile phones, books, food or anything that can hinder a good night's sleep. Once your body gets attuned to the cycle, you will find yourself feeling sleepy on the dot and waking up with a clear perspective, sans moaning or whining. How will this make you productive you ask?  When you are properly rested, you will feel more focused on your work and less prone to the desire of snapping at people next to you.  You will see that you are able to complete the task at hand and even give some time to yourself to pursue the resolution you have made for the year. 2. Organize: You do not need to become Monica Geller (though there's nothing wrong with being too organized :P), you need to be you, but a well-organized version of you. via GIPHY There's no shame in being messy, but when that starts affecting your productivity, it is time to change it. Removing clutter from your life is an effective way of becoming productive. When the milk expires, do you throw it away or keep using it? Exactly. Remove the unnecessary things from your life, let them go; be it clothes or people. via GIPHY Declutter. If that pair of jeans doest not fit you anymore, say bye-bye to it. The hindrance we face in being organized is the fact that we find it hard to let go of things. Start small. a) Organize your daily schedule: meetings, lunch hours, time to be spent doing a particular task. Set up a few goals in a day so that you are motivated throughout the day.  © Unsplash Keep it simple. Following your schedule to the T is hard, of course. Stick to it anyway. b) Start by organizing your desk. It will save a lot of time. You won't have to run around searching for stuff. © Pexels c) Make a to-do list; I know it sounds cliché but just try it. You'll find it to be helpful to have all your tasks to be done, ready and neatly available to you when required. d) Use that Organizer App on your phone. It isn't there just to enhance the beauty of your phone or eat up space on it. Download one or go old school with planners and Filofaxes. Organising doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to make things accessible. Eventually, it will save a lot of time and effort, which can be used to be more productive instead. Once you get the hang of it, you will breeze through. You will find yourself managing your time more effectively. 3. Exercise: Hit the gym. If you can't, go for a run. If that's too tiring, just go for a brisk walk. © Pexels On the off chance of sounding as preachy as a parent, laziness is not rewarding. Exercise is essential for feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The more relaxed you feel, the more tasks you will accomplish and the happier you'll feel. © Pexels Exercise is a great motivator in itself, you make a certain goal in the gym for a certain time period. Use that same concept in life as well. Motivation is what makes productivity complete. Devote at least 30-45 minutes in your day to any form of workout, whatever floats your boat. Here when point no. 1 comes into play. The earlier you wake up, the more time you get. Bonus?  You look great and will remain fit! via GIPHY 4. Stop Comparing, Start Identifying: Just don't do it. Comparing your goals to someone else's is a recipe for disaster. It will only lead to self-loathing and a loss of confidence. via GIPHY Comparing or feeling jealous is a common thing to do; it is how the human brain is wired. You need to realize what works best for you. Pace yourself. Think of food choices, for instance, it is not necessary that another person has the exact palette as yours. © Pexels Similarly, comparing your productivity to another person's won't give you satisfaction, but instead, it will throw you down the rabbit hole of feeling unaccomplished. a) Instead, identify what eats away your time. What are your time robbers? Is it sleeping too long or spending too much time on the phone? b) Try to utilize the time you already have and do not realize, like the time you have while commuting. Read your emails, catch up with texts on the commute if that takes a long time. c) Work on yourself and identify what makes you lose time and drive. If a certain concept works for your friend, doesn't mean it'll surely work for you too. d) Make a not-to-do list, just like you make a to-do list; enlist the things you plan on changing in your lifestyle, things you plan to change but never follow through. 5. Take A Break: Do not overwhelm yourself. Taking too much stress about the smallest of things leads you to become anxious and fidgety. via GIPHY Daydreaming and overthinking don't solve problems, do they? If they did, we would all be millionaires. Overworking yourself will obviously make you tired and snarky and make you angrier. Trying to do everything at once and killing yourself in the process doesn't increase your productivity, rather it is counterproductive. © Unsplash Multi-tasking is all fun and games until you lose your mettle trying to meet every expectation. Once in a while, let go of your phone and other gadgets and sit quietly to reflect. Use that as a time for yourself; read a book, cook something. Do things that make you happy. © Pexels Switch off your phone for an hour, let the tensions of the office melt away. Collect yourself and you will find yourself rested and be able to focus on things that actually need your attention. FOMO: Fear of Missing Out can become FOMO: Fun of Missing Out, if you want it. You don't always have to be everywhere, rush everything. Everything isn't compulsory. Avoid people who make you anxious and sad, take a break from them as well. No one needs that kind of negativity in their life. Let things go when you can't control them. 6. Say No: When you know that you won't be able to help, avoid taking extra responsibility. Say No. Learn to do it. © Pinterest You don't have to be rude about it. You can't make everyone happy. If they get annoyed at you, it's their problem, not yours. via GIPHY Anything that cuts into your time and makes you lose productive hours is not healthy. Stop being the ever-dependable “Yes” guy, a little “no” never hurt anyone. via GIPHY It may seem selfish, but if you don't have the time, do not say yes. You will find that it makes you feel calmer and serene. In order to be good, you do not need to be a pushover. Remember that. So, ready to try out one of these ways? Becoming productive is not a miracle, it doesn't happen overnight. You need to work for it, dedicate yourself to the process and you won't even realize when you became that productive person you idolized. Hoping these tips work for you! All the best! Have the most productive year ahead!

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10 Pictures Which Prove That Chris Evans Is The Ultimate Fashion Superhero IRL

All the accolades Captain America has, it's not only because he's the first Avenger. He's quite the looker, and anyone who disagrees is jealous or need to get their eyes checked. He can easily give even the glorious God of Thunder a run for his money in terms of the 'looks' department, and in real life, he's perhaps the ultimate fashion superhero who owns all the other Avengers. Don't agree with us? Here's proof. 1. Athleisuring his way to the top. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Jan 5, 2019 at 9:39am PST 2. Rocking formals with a pornstache. Learn, y'all. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Dec 21, 2018 at 2:10pm PST 3. Tux-max! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Dec 15, 2018 at 9:12am PST 4. Looking runway ready while twinning with doggo - Checked. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Dec 4, 2018 at 12:21pm PST 5. Style staples - black leather jacket and white T-shirt. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Oct 23, 2018 at 11:56am PDT 6. Confused about what to wear? A black sweater will always come to your rescue. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Oct 21, 2018 at 7:43am PDT 7. How to kill with basic layering. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Sep 30, 2018 at 2:23pm PDT 8. Textured blazers should be a thing. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Sep 23, 2018 at 12:26pm PDT 9. Answer to the question: 'How to dress for a date?' View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Sep 15, 2018 at 12:11pm PDT 10. The rule goes: Never say no to yellow. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Evans (@aboutchrisevans) on Jul 28, 2018 at 1:38pm PDT

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'Soni' Brings A Nuanced Insight Into The Ways Men Are Failing To Acknowledge Women's Battles

In a bid to get the vibes going for my weekly ritual of “Netflix & Chill” sessions, which strategically begins on the eve of every weekend, I plopped on my comfy couch, dragged my laptop out of its hibernation, and slowly began to give in to the weekend feels that were finally kicking in. We are all aware of the drill. It's a week-long schedule, that swings along the many hours between Monday and Friday. So every Friday, or most Fridays, calls for a celebration for having made it through yet another trying and dreary week at work (if you don't relate to this, trust me I couldn't be more jealous of your work situation right now). © Jabberwockee Talkies So when I decided to give my weekly tradition a go yesterday, making my pick from amongst the many visual treats trying to lure me into clicking 'Play', I chanced upon a film on the 'New Releases' screen that I instantly recalled from an entertainment article I had read not so long ago. 'Soni' - when you first read the movie's title, it doesn't seem like much. You might even consider scrolling past it in your unawareness, maybe I would have done the same, if the details about the film from that entertainment article stating the many international awards and critical acclaims it had won, hadn't stuck with me. Besides, the film's description had all the shouty keywords that instantly hit home, - crimes against women in Delhi, policewomen, grappling with gender issues - even the two-line description of the film had everything going for it. I would let you do your own research on all that, but before I really get down to my point, let me tell you that the film received a standing ovation at the 75th Venice International Film Festival where it premiered. © Jabberwockee Talkies All that said, let me give you a brief overview of the film (without any spoilers), so that we can better understand my motivation behind talking about a film that would be highly relatable for most women living in the Indian subcontinent. 'Soni' is a story about the titular character sub-inspector Soni and her boss, IPS officer Kalpana Ummat of Delhi Police. Together they carry out a personal passion project which is actually a decoy operation targeting violent crimes against women. The story traces the various facets of these passionate, driven and strong women who constantly have to struggle to strike a balance between their personal ambitions, gender expectations and pressures at work. The subtle yet sound script, along with the smart camerawork manages to present a very trending subject in the 'rape capital' of India in a very understated manner, while still managing to make its point. © Jabberwockee Talkies Hot-tempered Soni who is fighting hard to rise above her personal struggles to stay true to her work, has been wonderfully contrasted to Kalpana's character in the film, who is more grounded and present in the moment. Her only shortcoming (according to her phallic impassioned husband) is that she is considerate and more human than an IPS officer should be allowed to.  On the other hand, Kalpana's mother-in-law and sister-in-law are quick to judge and complaint about her career, demands at work, her lack of family time to spare and even the delay in pushing out a baby or two - while constantly overlooking her desires and aspirations from life. The film manages to expose the double standards of the patriarchal Indian society which continues to treat women as second class citizens regardless of their qualifications and achievements. The two main supporting male characters in the film, both Kalpana's husband Commissioner Sandeep and Soni's ex Naveen are emblematic of the less forgiving, berating and dismissive, entitled patriarchal forces at play within our society. © Jabberwockee Talkies Kalpana, who is firm yet warm, plays a second-in-command at home and work, and viewed as incapable of handling power and authority because she is a woman. Soni on the other hand is a pawn at the hands of life's misfortune who is agitated by the incivility and corruption around her, while trying to make her way through a disappointing relationship. Director Ivan Ayr's debut film has beautifully captured the living reality of women without sensationalising it. Living through forms of sexual harassment, threatened when they speak their mind, not given the due respect they deserve in positions of power and authority, as opposed to their male counterpart and bogged down by the narrow outlook of fellow women who are imprisoned by age-old gender roles. © Jabberwockee Talkies In their struggle to feel secure and at peace, the two lead characters easily bring forth the daily battles most women are fighting, one that is easy to overlook and forget, especially by the men in our lives. The film draws you in, and holds you close enough to make you forget that each scene has been shot in a single shot, but two women who do not come from an acting background. It's the rawness and relatability, along with powerful acting that makes this film an absolute must-watch. Do yourself a favour, and spare that one hour and forty minutes to relish this visual treat.

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12 Pictures Of Jason Momoa With His Grandma Proving His Heart Is Bigger Than His Muscles

No matter how rich and famous they are, sometimes celebrities need to find their roots and beckon their grounded side, every chance they get. If they don't do that, here's a possibility they might never go back to their roots at all.  Jason Momoa just proved that very point to us and did something so heart-warming, we're trying to figure how to un-melt our hearts back.  The 'Aquaman' star, recently took some time off to visit the main woman in his life- his grandma and trust us, his effort really makes us wish all celebrities have such warmth and compassion within them. Subscribe to our ON THE ROAM YouTube episode IOWA going home to see my grams Love u Mabel Link in bio. Aloha j A post shared by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on Jan 14, 2019 at 8:20am PST After this, we're sure the internet won't just recognise him as the man with muscles, but as a man with both muscles and a big godamn heart!  The man did a beautiful photo shoot when he went to visit his grandma Mabel in Iowa, where she lives. The actor was born in Hawaii but spent a considerable part of his childhood in Iowa with her. Here are some endearing pictures from the shoot: © On the roam © On the roam © On the roam Jason has never shied away from the fact that he's a grandma's boy and he often refers to her fondly as the 'matriarch' © On the roam © On the roam “I loved where and how I grew up because both places were rooted in family “They are really very similar, except there's more ocean one spot and more corn in the other.” Jason told a popular publication. © On the roam © On the roam © On the roam © On the roam © On the roam © On the roam © On the roam The actor even created a cute little home video while on his visit! Take a look! While most of us wish for fame and stardom and some of us have it, it's not everyone's cup of tea to keep it as real as possible and we're glad men like Jason Momoa are grounded AF, so we can relate to them better!  We wish more celebrities come off as kind-hearted and humble as him.

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31 Days Of Fitness: Bullied For Being Skinny, Nivas Got Jacked & Shut Down The Haters

When I look back, what I remember the most was being bullied for being weak and skinny.  I was just a thin kid and had absolutely no strength. My father was a star athlete during his school days and I looked up to him as my source of motivation.  It was him who taught me about the importance of being fit.  He got me into working out at home by making me do bodyweight exercises.  I started my home workout with a pair of 5-kilo dumbbells and that was the beginning of my chase for a better physique. The Social Media Bug I craved for an aesthetic body mostly because I was hooked on to at looking at fitness influencers. This led me to join a real gym for the first time in my life.  Though I did start working out, my diet was still crap. I was eating whatever I got my eyes on. I went in hard at the gym but since my diet was bad, I saw little to no results. Frustration followed suit and I quit hitting the gym. The Second Attempt College days brought me back to the gym. But I still lacked the needed diet and the desi gym trainers were still very misleading.  Luckily, I got myself a separate room in the hostel. This helped me store my own food and not share. Still, I was bro-dieting and eating eggs.  The trainers I consulted just took the money and never really helped me with the nutrition. Then came in the myths about whey protein, but my parents didn't let me buy it. Anyhow, I convinced them and bought a tub with high hopes. Again, I failed! The Luring World Of Steroids  Some trainers tried to sell me steroids making baseless claims like only steroids will get you big and get you abs. The guys you see shredded are all on steroids. If you want to look like models, you have to get on steroids. Luckily, I was intelligent enough to not do it. The Turning Point The very first guy who actually helped me was my online friend. He was the one who told me about the importance of dieting and calorie counting.  He saw my images and asked me to get on a bulk first and then cut out to see how much muscle I had actually put on. His help brought about a lot of visible changes in my body.  Then I came across Pratik Thakkar, the co-founder of GetSetGo Fitness. He busted all the myths in my head and made me further understand the science of dieting. I trained under his guidance and got into the best shape of my life.

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6 Underrated Yet Brilliant Comedy Shows That Need To Be On Your Must-Watch List

Comedy is just a funny way of being serious but there is nothing harder than doing comedy. Laughter is a big part of our lives, we must try to laugh as much as possible because life is too short to be grumpy and irritated. In recent years, TV Series' have become an essential part of our lives. A heartfelt thanks to all the writers and actors who put a smile on our faces with their humour and wit. Comedy isn't only about being funny, it is a perspective on greater problems in a jovial way; it questions the long-standing, archaic human emotions. Feeling low? Watch a funny show, you will feel positively better. Whenever it comes to comedy shows, 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' among others always take the cake. But, there are a lot of other shows which don't get their due because of not enough fanfare or publicity, even if they are funny and have good material. Under the more popular opinion, these shows tend to get underrated. Being a 'Friends' fan myself, I can't possibly think that there is some other show which might come at par with it; this is where I stand wrong. If you only eat a particular type of food, you wouldn't get to experience the taste of others. So, branch out! Here are six of the best comedy shows (unfortunately underrated) which deserve a much bigger fanbase and greater popularity:  1. Grace and Frankie (2015-): What would you do if you found out that your partner of 40 years was gay? This is what happens to Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein who are well into their early 70s and find out that their respective husbands, Robert and Sol (played splendidly by Michael Sheen and Sam Waterston), are gay and have been cheating on them with each other for the past 20 years. Crazy, right? To top it off, Robert and Sol want to divorce their respective wives and get married. © Netflix / Skydance Television / Okay Goodnight This starts a series of hilarious incidents with Grace and Frankie leaving their husbands and moving into a beach house owned by both families. What follows is a funny train wreck. With starkly opposite personalities, the prim and proper Grace and eccentric, scatter-brained Frankie who hate each other and have never got along well, clash at every opportunity which ends up with comedic results; Frankie being declared officially by government offices, Sol becoming a theatre artist, Grace exploring her sexuality and dating pool, eventually Grace and Frankie becoming best friends and starting a vibrator business! If you think what a show with two old women could have in store for a young person like you, then you will be mightily surprised by the comedic elements and situations of the show; which is the main theme. Just give it a try! Why do we recommend it? - Jane Fonda is superb as Grace Hanson, the no-nonsense, uptight intelligent blonde and Lily Tomlin as the lovable, doofus, hippie-inspired Frankie Bergstein and they carry the whole show on their shoulders.  - Their comedic timing is impeccable and their camaraderie from the “9 to 5” (another movie in which they starred together) days is fun to watch and effortless. © Netflix / Skydance Television / Okay Goodnight -An ensemble cast with June Diane Raphael and Brooklyn Decker as the Hanson daughters and the Ethan Embry and Baron Vaughn as the quirky Bergsteins are a hoot. - It shows how you don't need to worry about age to have fun and start afresh.  Nothing more to be expected from Marta Kauffman, who gave us 'Friends'! You are sure to get a lot of 'Friends' vibes. No. of seasons: 4 Total no. of seasons: 5 (4 released, 1 to be released in 2019) 2. Schitt's Creek (2015-): Don't judge a show by its title! :D © CBC / Not a Real Company Productions When the uber-rich Roses lose their multi-million fortune to tax evasion, they are forced to leave their mansion and settle in a town, Schitt's Creek, which they once bought as a joke for their son's birthday. Follow the Roses as they try to adapt to their new life in this dilapidated town in America; starting with living in a descript, cheap motel and the town's horde of quirky characters; Roland Schitt, the creepy mayor and his innocent wife, Jocelyn among others. The series further follows the lives of the individual characters, and how they evolve; Johnny Rose: The patriarch, previous owner of a chain of video stores, Rose Videos, who is trying to come to terms with his loss and his new business ventures which mostly have funny repercussions. Moira Rose: A former TV star of a mildly successful show called 'Sunrise Bay' who can't cope with the sudden shift of fortunes and is still trying to maintain her lifestyle, complete with her over the top costumes and precious wigs (which she has individually named). Alexis Rose: The spoilt, slightly dumb and utterly selfish daughter who has breezed through life till now and been everywhere in the world, with her various rich boyfriends and is trying to be okay with her situation because she likes the vibe. :P David Rose: The gay, sassy son of the Roses, who needs everything in order and is not very happy with how his life has turned out and is trying to find some direction in life and also friends and love (and does so with the motel receptionist, Stevie Budd). © CBC / Not a Real Company Productions Why do we recommend it? -The iconic pair of Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, who play Johnny and Moira, gives the laughs and the feels for the show. Their camaraderie is unbreakable. Catherine's Moira is superlative. Only she can pull off all those different accents and the whole uptight, classy lady act. For all the troubles they face, the love for each other doesn't diminish in the slightest. Eugene is Eugene, the affectionate dad from American Pie. -The episodes are funny and earthy; they have captured the essence of human relations and portray them through comic scenarios. -“Eww David!”, Alexis' (Annie Murphy, who plays the character brilliantly) catchphrase will make you laugh every time and will make sure that you won't be able to say and hear “David” normally again. Stevie (Emily Hampshire) and David (Daniel Levy) are friendship goals; they are adorable together. -Chris Elliot as the mayor, Roland, provides the creepiness required which is balanced by his counterpart, Jocelyn, played by Jennifer Robertson. No. of seasons: 4 Total no. of seasons: 5 (4 released, 1 to be released) 3. Full House (1987-1995): Even though it was a popular show, I somehow find that it doesn't get its fair share, being termed as a family comedy. A comedy about a recently widowed guy, Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), who along with his best friend, Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), and cool brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis, tries to raise and care for his three daughters. © WB Television / Miller Boyett Productions The series focuses on the crazy antics of the Tanner family and the hysterical situations they fall into owing to the kookiness of Joey, the OCD which Danny has and his obsessive nature and the cool dude factor of Jesse. The girls, DJ, Stephanie and Michelle, aged 10, 5 and six months, add to the charm of this family comedy. Why do we recommend it? - Before Joey Tribbiani was asking women how they were doing, it was Jesse, played by John Stamos who was making women go weak in their knees with his “Have Mercy!”. The character is tailor-made for John, with his obsession with his hair and music, he is the cool uncle we want and the guy everyone wants to be. Get a few pointers from him but follow them at your own risk! :P - Joey and Chandler are iconic, no doubt about that but so are Jesse and Joey. Their bromance will make you laugh all the way through its 8-season run. You could say that they were the “Chanoey” of the 80s. Aunt Becky (played by Lori Loughlin), Jesse's wife, doesn't have a chance. © WB Television / Miller Boyett Productions - The show features the now reclusive Olsen twins: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen as Michelle Tanner. Starting out at the age of six months, it was their stairway to success.  Prepare to get sappy with their adorable acting and laugh at their fights with her on-screen older siblings. - Danny Tanner, with his penchant for cleaning, will remind you of Monica. They are basically the same person; Type A, nerdy, cleanliness freaks, I can go on and on. You will find yourself relating to him. - Dave Coulier's impressions are legendary, and you get to hear Ted Mosby's 2030 voice before it became cool, i.e. the voice of Bob Saget. No. of seasons: 8 Total no. of seasons: 8 4. Community (2009-2015): This show is what we would call the runt of the litter. Even though it has intelligent writing and superb performances, it doesn't get featured much on the comedy scene. It has an unconventional brand of humour, mostly meta humour which most people don't get or are not used to in the conventional sitcoms.  It features a sarcastic former lawyer, Jeff Winger, who has been disbarred owing to his lie about having a law degree from Colombia University, as a result of which he enrols into Greendale College in order to obtain an authentic law degree. After starting a fake study group to spend more time with his new crush, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) who is an activist for various causes, his plans go awry as she invites other students into the group. © NBC / Sony Pictures What follows is a laugh riot comprising of his struggle to finish his degree with minimum effort and having to deal with a host of weird fellow students and teachers while trying to enjoy his time as a student. © Pinterest Why do we recommend it? - Joel McHale as the glib, manipulative, suave ex-lawyer, Jeff, is perfection. His chemistry with classmate Britta is believably sweet. - Abed and Troy are poster boys for friendship. Their scenes together are tummy-tickling funny and the best thing about them is that they bring out the best in each other, Abed's influence and pop-culture mania make Troy carefree and different from his bully demeanour and Troy helps Abed to become more sociable. -Ben Chang, the eccentric teacher who is constantly changing his behaviour, played by Ken Jeong (of 'The Hangover' and 'Dr Ken' fame) is hilarious. Also, Shirley and Annie add to the insanity with their antics. No. of seasons: 6 Total no. of seasons: 6 5. Psych (2006-2014): A detective comedy which centres around Shawn Spencer (James Roday), a crime consultant who has made people believe that he is a psychic and is then mainly hired by the Santa Barbara police department for solving complex crimes.  What no one is aware of is that he is no psychic, but he has just heightened observational skills and a strong eidetic memory. He is joined by his best friend, the only one on the secret, Burton Gunser (Dulé Hill) who is extremely intelligent and apprehensive about joining him initially. Together, they solve crimes with hilarious incidents preceding it. © NBC Universal Television Studio / Universal Cable Productions Why do we recommend it? - The comedy is not derivative and very real. There is no canned laughter and the series relies on the comic timing of the leads completely. - The episodes are not over the top and unlike other comedies has a story. The stories are well-executed and don't drag on. - The episode starts with a memoir from the childhood of both leads usually ending with a life lesson which further helps them in cracking the case. © NBC Universal Television Studio / Universal Cable Productions No. of seasons: 8 Total no. of seasons: 8 6. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005): Created by the talented Philip Rosenthal, with events inspired by his own life, it is an uproarious comedy about Raymond Barone (Ray Romano), a successful sports writer for the newspaper “Newsday”, who is sarcastic and irresponsible and as a result constantly finds himself in the middle of some or the other funny argument or jam, a creation of his own callousness. The constant struggle between his wife Debra and his mother, Marie, keeps throwing him in a tight spot, from which there is no easy escape without offending one of them. Yet again, if not these two women, he is bound to get in the middle of some familial argument, which doesn't go well for him due to his indecisiveness on any matter which sure entertains the viewer. Raymond's knack for joking even in serious situations also lands him in hot waters; he doesn't know when to crack jokes and this makes him adorable. © CBS / HBO Independent Productions / Where's Lunch Why do we recommend it? - The dry humour is a respite from the slapstick humour recent shows provide and are heavily dependent on. You are bound to get a 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' vibe while witnessing Debra (Patricia Heaton) and Marie (Doris Roberts) arguing. - The sibling rivalry between Raymond and his older brother, Robert, a giant of a man with a sweet disposition, who is not so famous and is clearly not the parents' favourite, will surely remind you of your sibling!  They keep arguing throughout the show because Robert is constantly jealous of Raymond's celebrity and likability but loves him deep down. - The show explores how family is important and how much it matters to have a loving one and how it changes you. Frank Barone, typical of his American-Italian heritage is shown to be tough but is a loving father under the surly exterior; which Raymond has adopted in a way which is a bone for contention in his and Debra's marriage. No. of seasons: 9 Total no. of seasons: 9 Now that you know that there are better shows out there, go get your fair share of laughter!

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