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  2. *ایک فارسی حکایت*

    ابوسعید ابوالخیر سے کسی نے کہا؛ 
    ’’کیا کمال کا انسان ھو گا وہ جو ھوا میں اُڑ سکے۔‘‘

    ابوسعید نے جواب دیا؛ ’’یہ کونسی بڑی بات ھے، یہ کام تو مکّھی بھی کر سکتی ھے۔‘‘

    ’’اور اگر کوئی شخص پانی پر چل سکے اُس کے بارے میں آپ کا کیا فرمانا ھے؟
    ’’یہ بھی کوئی خاص بات نہیں ھے کیونکہ لکڑی کا ٹکڑا بھی سطحِ آب پر تیر سکتا ھے۔‘

    '’تو پھر آپ کے خیال میں کمال کیا ھے؟‘‘

    ’’میری نظر میں کمال یہ ھے کہ لوگوں کے درمیان رھو اور کسی کو تمہاری زبان سے تکلیف نہ پہنچے۔
    جھوٹ کبھی نہ کہو، 
    کسی کا تمسخر مت اُڑاؤ۔ 
    کسی کی ذات سے کوئی ناجائز فائدہ مت اُٹھاؤ، یہ کمال ھیں۔

    یہ ضروری نہیں کہ کسی کی ناجائز بات یا عادت کو برداشت کیا جائے، یہ کافی ھے کہ کسی کے بارے میں بن جانے کوئی رائے قائم نہ کریں۔

    یہ لازم نہیں ھے کہ ھم ایک دوسرے کو خوش کرنے کی کوشش کریں، یہ کافی ھے کہ ایک دوسرے کو تکلیف نہ پہنچائیں۔

    یہ ضروری نہیں کہ ھم دوسروں کی اصلاح کریں، یہ کافی ھے کہ ھماری نگاہ اپنے عیوب پر ھو۔

    حتّیٰ کہ یہ بھی ضروری نہیں کہ ھم ایک دوسرے سے محبّت کریں، اتنا کافی ھے کہ ایک دوسرے کے دشمن نہ ھوں۔

    دوسروں کے ساتھ امن کے ساتھ جینا کمال ھے

     

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  5. 2018 was the year of crossovers, and no, it's not just because 'Avengers: Infinity War' released this year, the biggest crossover ever, or so we thought. Thanks to the movie, we saw a bunch of hilarious memes about what people thought was a bigger crossover than 'Infinity War' but those were simply jokes. In India, we saw some real Bollywood-Hollywood, desi-videshi crossovers and it was all truly unexpected. Here are some that prove that 2018 was even wilder than we remembered. 1. Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas © Priyanka Chopra/Instagram Obviously, we have the biggest crossover to start off the list, of course. Prick is officially married and Nick is now the national jiju, as Priyanka has so nicely put it. It's the season of Bollywood weddings and Nick and Priyanka went all out and gave us the Hollywood-Bollywood crossover we all needed. 2. Sansa Stark in a lehenga! © Twitter Who would've thought that we would ever see Sophie Turner in Indian traditional clothes but the year was full of surprises. Along with the entire Jonas clan, Sophie - a to-be-Jonas - did not hold back and went all out for her future brother-in-law's wedding. 3. Parineeti Chopra & Nick Jonas fighting over 'joota churai' © Parineeti Chopra/Instagram The Prick wedding followed all the traditions so obviously joota churai had to be a part of it, especially with Parineeti Chopra being responsible for it. During an interview a few months ago, Parineeti said, “I was sitting with Nick only two nights ago and I was telling him that we needed to lock in our final amount. I quoted $5 million (Approximately Rs 37 crore). He said 'OK, I'll give you $10. So you can see the price negotiation is going to be difficult. But main bahut bahut paise lene waali hoon because I have to be his favourite saali." 4. Sophie Turner & Salman Khan's sister in the same picture © Parineeti Chopra/Instagram What? How? There's an extended connection between Sophie Turner and Salman Khan. Actually, the connection is between the entire Jonas family and Salman Khan, all through Sallu bhai's sister Arpita. After all, she was a bridesmaid at the Prick wedding. Why wasn't Salman invited, though? Is it because Priyanka walked out of his movie and got married instead? 5. Drake commenting on Athiya Shetty's Instagram © Instagram What a plot twist! Everyone thought Athiya could be the famous 'Kiki' as well, before moving on to Kim Kardashian. But, never in my wildest dreams, I would have imagined Drake and Athiya Shetty to be close friends who comment on each other's Instagram pictures. 6. Drake being a Suniel Shetty fan © Instagram Now, this is a plot twist no one saw coming. If you ask any Indian who their favourite actor is, I can guarantee no one would say, Suniel Shetty. No offence. But, he seems to have found a fan in everyone's fav Drake, who not only shocked the desi population by commenting on Athiya Shetty's Instagram picture, but also by calling Suniel Shetty a legend in that comment. 7. Beyoncé performing at Isha Ambani's pre-wedding bash © Beyoncé/Instagram Guess Queen B could not stay away from the lure of attending a big fat Indian wedding. Can't even imagine how lucky the guests were to witness her majesty live! 8. Hillary Clinton attending the Ambani wedding © Twitter A former USA presidential candidate flew down to India for a wedding. Yep. It wasn't enough that the Ambanis got Beyoncé to perform, they even invited Hillary Clinton. Turns out that the Clintons and Ambanis go way back, which is not that surprising when you think about it, but it's a big crossover nonetheless.
  6. "This is the Taj Hotel, you're very safe here," says Dev Patel in the chilling teaser of 'Hotel Mumbai' that is set to the bring back the haunting memories of 26/11 attacks, which shook both Mumbai and the country from its core. Presenting the teaser poster of one of the most important films of our times #HotelMumbai. ð pic.twitter.com/gAaUae8Aqs — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) December 10, 2018 Directed by Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras, the film takes us back to 2008 when some terrorists opened fire at places like Chhatrapathi Shivaji Terminus (CST), Leopold Cafe, Nariman House, the Oberoi Trident Hotel, and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. What goes on inside the hotel and the minds of the staff and the guests, when innocent lives are being brutally taken away by the terrorists, weaves the rest of the plot. The movie stars Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Anupam Kher in prominent roles. Dev Patel plays a waiter at the hotel, Anupam Kher is the head chef and Armie Hammer plays a tourist who is staying at the hotel. According to the synopsis, "this story celebrates humanity, compassion, courage, resilience and the unwavering desire to survive." The teaser is intriguing and bone-chilling to say the least and the movie is expected to release in 2019.
  7. As per a popular, but flawed narrative, 'serious actors' don't care about 'superficial things such as fashion'. So many things are wrong with this statement, that we wouldn't even attempt to counter it. Instead, we'd just urge you to look at two of the most talented (not to mention commercially successful) actors that the nation has been obsessed with this year. We are talking about Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao - two men who have not only proved the above statement wrong, but are working every single day to change such problematic notions. © Instagram/ishabhansali © Instagram/ishabhansali Being fashion forward is something that does not come easy. It is not superficial, neither is it trivial. It takes a lot to merge it as a part of your personality, while you work day in and day out to excel in your respective professions. The fact that Ayushmann and Rajkummar excelled in it, despite being two of the finest actors that Bollywood has produced, breaks a huge stereotype, while simultaneously paving the way for a more inclusive and prejudice-free fashionscape in the industry. © Instagram/ishabhansali © Instagram/ishabhansali Since we wanted to understand how they did it, we had a heart to heart chat with stylist Isha Bhansali, the woman behind the majestic style transformations of both these men, and she told us about the 5 unusual things Ayushmann and Rajkummar did to turn into the fashion icons they are now. © Instagram/ishabhansali © Instagram/ishabhansali 1. According to Isha, what differentiates Ayushmann and Rajkummar from other celebrities is their open-mindedness. They are always ready to experiment. Despite their down-to-earth personalities, they don't shy away from trying super edgy outfits that might just appear to be uncharacteristically high-fashion and flamboyant at times. Their open-mindedness paved the way for this transformation, which is often a difficult path, riddled with reservations. © Instagram/ishabhansali © Instagram/ishabhansali 2. They understand that fashion is an extension of one's personality. Ayushmann's preferred aesthetic is as eclectic as his varied talents - from being an actor to a musician to a poet. He is as comfortable carrying off a timeless classic outfit, as he is donning an ultra-edgy, futuristic number, depending on the occasion. For Rajkummar, the aesthetic varies from humble yet sophisticated classics to sudden bursts of kaleidoscopic hues - just like his acting that ranges from being unrealistically relatable to being brilliantly eccentric. © Instagram/ishabhansali © Instagram/ishabhansali 3. They always make sure that they understand the reason behind the selection of a particular outfit for them. As Isha rightly puts, "Irrespective of how brilliant a stylist is, if their muse doesn't share their passion and are not on the same page in terms of the reason why an outfit is the way it is, things will definitely fall apart. Both of them are invested in the way their outfits look, and it's always a pleasure discussing a particular aesthetic with them. They understand the 'why' of style, and that bit definitely helps me out." © Instagram/ishabhansali © Instagram/ishabhansali All we can say is, kudos Ayushmann and Rajkummar, for breaking the glass ceiling in terms of the co-existence of high fashion and the serious craft of acting. Salute!
  8. Arguably two of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi share a rivalry like no other in international football. The sport has seen many superstars over the ages, but the decade-long reign of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is arguably something that's going to last in our memories for a really long time. The two footballing greats have made the sport their own playing arena and the fact that they have won a record five Ballon d'Ors, goes on to show how dominant they have been in the last decade. The duel for football's top individual award began in 2008 when Ronaldo pipped Messi to bag his first Ballon d'Or. However, Messi staged a spectacular comeback a year later and went on to bag the coveted award for four successive years. Then, Ronaldo bounced back to clinch the prestigious award in 2013 and 2014 before Messi took his tally to a record five Ballon d'Or wins in 2015. While many ruled the Portuguese out of the race, Ronaldo stunned everyone by bagging the award in 2016 and 2017, once again proving he's second to none. © Reuters But, a lot has changed since Ronaldo won the award last year. His domination at the Ballon d'Or with Messi has come to an end with Luka Modric winning this year's award. Ronaldo has swapped Real Madrid for Juventus and La Liga for Serie A. And, the rare sight of Ronaldo and Messi featuring as rivals on the pitch is now restricted to UEFA Champions League (in club football). Ronaldo's move to Italy also means that Messi is now the sole king of the Spanish league, plying his trade with Barcelona. But, the football fans, who've cherished their rivalry over the years, surely got excited when the Portugal international urged his long-time rival to challenge himself by playing in Italy. Talking to the Italian press, Ronaldo said: "I'd like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he's happy there then I respect that". Asked if he missed the 31-year-old Argentine, who has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona, Ronaldo replied: "No, maybe it's him who misses me" © Reuters "I've played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and for my national team, while he's still in Spain. Maybe he needs me more. For me, life is a challenge, I like it and I like to make people happy. He's a fantastic player and a good guy, but I don't miss anything here. This is my new life and I'm happy. I left my comfort zone and took on this challenge here in Turin, everything has gone well, I've proven I'm still an incredible player," Ronaldo said. Following Real Madrid's Champions League title in the 2017/18 season, the 33-year-old Portuguese stunned everyone by claiming that he is ready to move away from Santiago Bernabeu. Later, he joined Juventus for a staggering $114 million. Since then, Ronaldo has scored 10 goals in 15 league games to help the Turin giants get off to a record start in the 2018/19 Serie A season.
  9. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are celebrating a year of togetherness today and are celebrating their first anniversary in Australia. View this post on Instagram Can you believe that it's already been a year to this beautiful day? Exactly a year ago, I woke up and had the most normal day until 8:51pm when I read virushka's tweets. I swear, I just refused to believe the rumours of their wedding until we had confirmed news from virushka's teams or from virushka themselves. I really still don't believe that their marriage was kept such a secret until after a few hours since they tied the knot. But well, I guess it was better off as a secret. 11th of December will always be so so close to my heart â¤ï¸ This day will be cherished forever. How stunning did Anushka look and she proved that a girl looks the most beautiful on her wedding day. The glow on her face, ahh, I'll never forget that! Congratulations to the most beautiful couple that we know of! Sending the best of wishes along their way â¨ð [ #anushkasharma #viratkohli #virushka #cricket #bollywood ] A post shared by Anushka Sharma ⨠(@anushkaslays) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:38pm PST Their holy matrimony and the gorgeous, lavish Tuscany wedding took the internet and social media by storm when their pictures and videos got viral. View this post on Instagram Her Bridal entryâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðð The most beautiful BRIDEðððð "Din Shagna da" in backgroundðððð This couldn't have been betterððâ¤ï¸ðð #virushka #anushkasharma #viratkohli #happyanniversaryvirushka #happyfirstanniversaryvirushka #happyfirstanniversary A post shared by Virushka lover , admirer â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ (@virushka.life) on Dec 11, 2018 at 2:24am PST View this post on Instagram 1 year of togetherness ðð . . . . #ranveer #deepveer #Ranveersingh #deepika #deepikapadukone #alia #aliabhatt #rk #ranbir #ranbirkapoor #kjo #karan #karanjohar #aamir #aamirkhan #janhvikapoor #janhvi #suhanakhan #suhana #virushka #Saraalikhan #priyanka #priyankachopra #nick #nickjonas #anushka #anushkasharma #Viratkohli #virushka A post shared by Filmy adda (@filmyaddaa) on Dec 11, 2018 at 2:23am PST Their wedding video was shot by the awesome people at 'The Wedding Filmer' and on the occasion of their first anniversary today, the wedding video is finally out. The couple obviously wished each other on social media and we got a glimpse into a few more candid pictures from the wedding which we obviously loved! View this post on Instagram Can't believe it's been a year already because it feels like it happened just yesterday. Time has truly flown by. Happy anniversary to my best friend and my soulmate.Mine forever ⤠@anushkasharma A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Dec 10, 2018 at 9:13pm PST Here's wishing the beautiful couple a happily married life! May they continue entertaining us and stay madly in love, just like these pictures depict.
  10. Arguably one of the most iconic openers in Indian cricket history, Gautam Gambhir broke many hearts when he announced his retirement from all the formats on 5th December. Taking to the social media, the left-hander had claimed that the Ranji Trophy clash between Delhi and Andhra Pradesh at the Feroz Shah Kotla will be his final game. But, for a cricketer who has been out of favour with the national team since 2016, Gambhir shut his critics and silenced all the naysayers with a final hurrah. Playing for Delhi in his farewell match, Gambhir slammed 112 runs to help his side take three points from the drawn game. It was arguably a fitting end to a career that would always be remembered fondly by the cricket fans. However, his scathing attack and recent comments on MS Dhoni has made him a subject of immense criticism on the social media. Questioning Dhoni's selection policy during the 2012 CB series, Gambhir recently slammed the former Indian captain after he decided that the left-hander, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag can't all feature together in the playing XI. © BCCL "In the 2012 Tri-series in Australia, Dhoni declared that he can't play all three (Gambhir, Sachin and Sehwag) of us together as he was looking ahead at the 2015 World Cup. It was a massive shock, I think it would have been a massive shock for any cricketer. I have not heard anyone be told in 2012 that they would never be a part of the 2015 World Cup. I always had the impression that if you keep scoring runs, age is a just a number," Gambhir told India Today. "First you decided that you won't play the three of us together, then you decided that you are going to play the three of us together. Either the original decision was wrong, or the second decision was wrong. He took that decision as a captain and it was a shock to all three of us," Gambhir added. While Gambhir, who was vital for Team India in their World Cup winning campaigns in 2007 and 2011, minced no words in expressing his views, the Indian cricket fans felt that the Delhi cricketer was probably settling old scores with Dhoni. Very easy to comment on something after retirement. Very easy to take out the past and crib about it like a baby after retirement. Instead retire like a man and stick to it without cribbing about past decisions #Gambhir #Dhoni — Sam (@sam1223456) December 9, 2018 #gambhir #Dhoni whatever is going in not good for Indian cricket.Though @GautamGambhir is great cricketer but needs to learn behave gently and maturity from various retired cricketers like #sehwag #SachinTendulkar . After 8 years and retirement it's not sounding well being. — preet (@onthesong) December 10, 2018 Gautam Gambhir has once again proven his sickly attitude by badmouthing MS Dhoni. Navjot Siddhu refused to say a word about what happened in the dressing room after he retired midway through the series in England. Which scenario sees the righteousness upheld? Well. — Aswin Balaji Subramanyan (@balaji201288) December 9, 2018 Gambhir phir se Dhoni ke piche pad gaya. Dhoni's decision was absolutely right . If you cant digest a Long term decision that's your problem . IPL se captaincy experts ban jate hai Saab . — Doctor Phd (@iDoctorPhd) December 9, 2018 He was already 31 at that time plus out of form, Dhoni did a right thing to bring in Shikhar dhawan who was in fantastic form at that time. He did all this keeping in mind worldcup 2015 and ct 2013. He knew gg won't survive till wc. — Direct Hit (@bevdashastri) December 9, 2018 Gautam Gambhir claims to be an 'honest' man but he chose to criticize MS Dhoni, selectors etc after his retirement. So, he certainly wasn't honest to them all these years — Hari Sadanandan (@iamharry_88) December 9, 2018 He conveyed in 2012 for a reason , he was forced play them in a desperate situation , but did he ultimately change his decision NO , that was just one match. So stop sobbing about that one irrelevant incident that happened in one tri series. This is proper Drama Queen stuff . — Doctor Phd (@iDoctorPhd) December 9, 2018
  11. Ever since his appointment as captain, Virat Kohli, owing to his hard work and dedication to cricket, has been an example for his Team India mates. His leadership has allowed Indian cricket to scale new heights, while his artistry with the willow has impressed all. The Indian captain's focus on fitness, too, has inspired his teammates to step up their game in the gym. A brilliant batsman, great leader and a fitting role model for the youth; Kohli has checked all those boxes over the years. But, recently, far away from the cricket field, the Delhi cricketer showed everyone that he is also considerate and a good human being. In a touching gesture for his teammates, Kohli along with his wife Anushka Sharma - who are also celebrating their first wedding anniversary today - happily gave away their cosy business class seats to the Indian seamers during their trip from Adelaide to Perth. Witnessed @imVkohli & his wife give up their Business class seats to allow the Quicks more comfort & space on the trip from Adelaide - Perth !! Danger Australia .. Not only are the quicks more relaxed .. The Skipper is managing his troops with great human touches #AUSvIND — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 11, 2018 Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan, who is also in Australia as a cricket pundit, revealed that both Kohli and Anushka produced the heartfelt gesture for the Indian pace battery to ensure they felt more comfort during their flight to Perth. "Witnessed @imVkohli & his wife give up their Business class seats to allow the Quicks more comfort & space on the trip from Adelaide - Perth !! Danger Australia. Not only are the quicks more relaxed. The Skipper is managing his troops with great human touches #AUSvIND," former England captain tweeted. © Reuters Earlier, during India's memorable 31-run triumph over Australia in Adelaide, Kohli added yet another feather to his cap. For a man who has witnessed a marauding run this year, Kohli couldn't do much with the willow as he managed to score just 3 & 34 across two innings. But, even if his bat couldn't breathe fire, Kohli, with his impeccable leadership skills, still clinched the unique feat of becoming the first-ever Asian captain to win a Test match in at least South Africa, England and Australia. Though there are still three more Tests to go Down Under and Australia, despite the absence of their stalwarts Steve Smith and David Warner, still pose threat to India, the Kohli brigade, for now, can bask in the glory of a brilliant team effort that has allowed them to take a crucial 1-0 lead in what promises to be an exciting series.
  12. Huawei launched a smartphone that has been touted as the best smartphone of the year. On a personal note, I've fallen in love with this smartphone, in fact, it's the only device this year that got me genuinely excited. It looks sexy, has an insane camera and does more things than any other flagship smartphone out there. The wide-angle lens on the triple camera setup is simply mind-blowing, while it can charge super fast in under an hour. Its processor rivals Apple's A12 Bionic Chipset and delivers an exceptional gaming experience. We called it a near-perfect smartphone in our review too. Here are five detailed reasons as to why I love the Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 1. Superb Camera © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Mate 20 Pro has one of the best smartphone cameras we've used all year and also gives the Pixel 3 a run for its money. It is outfitted with Leica's 40MP RGB camera, 20MP wide-angle camera and an 8MP telephoto camera. This translates to capturing more details with a wider field of view, making it perfect for landscape shots. You can capture an entire valley as we did during the course of our review. The Mate 20 Pro could also manage to take a beautiful portrait shot which you can have a look at below. What is this camera!! #HuaweiMate20pro pic.twitter.com/5JX7q195GM — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) December 4, 2018 We've got purple skies here, the #HuaweiMate20pro did an incredible job capturing it. pic.twitter.com/xO8XsgUpYI — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) December 4, 2018 In the middle of nowhere. pic.twitter.com/IDD0DhR78X — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) December 3, 2018 2. It Has A Massive Battery The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a mammoth of a 4200mAh battery. That's more than any other flagship device out there. It lasted at least 19 hours on a single charge during the course of our review and this included heavy gaming, voice calls, video consumption and hours of listening to music over Bluetooth. What makes it extra special is the 40W charger included in the box. We were able to charge the phone to 70% in 37 minutes and got fully charged in almost an hour. We even used the device to wirelessly charge the iPhone XS Max using reverse cate and still had enough juice left to use the phone. 3. The Fastest In-Display Sensor © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Even though you won't end up using this feature thanks to the 3D IR face-scanning system on board, it's still a useful feature. I often used the in-display fingering scanner at a nightclub when it's too dark for the 3D IR face-scanning system to work. It's also the fastest in-display fingerprint scanner we've ever used which makes it easier to use. 4. The Powerful Kirin 980 Processor © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The new chipset by Huawei packs some serious punch when it comes to performance. It beat Snapdragon 845 processor with much ease when comparing the benchmark scores. In terms of performance, it is one of the fastest Android smartphones we've used this year and sometimes beats the OnePlus 6T as well. The chipset has been coupled with 6GB of RAM which is more than enough for Huawei's platform. Gaming on the smartphone was a delight and gave us the extra power we needed to get that chicken dinner. 5. 3D Face Scanning System © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Huawei has also included a 3D Face unlock feature that essentially works as it does on the iPhone XS. It projects IR dots onto your face to recognise every single facial feature and works extremely well even in low light conditions. In fact, it is the fastest 3D Face Scanning System that you don't even realise the device has already scanned your face. It doesn't even give you an opportunity to use the in-display fingerprint sensor. It has a false match rate below one in a million making it one of the most secure phones on the planet. Huawei has managed to release a smartphone that is truly near-perfect. It has the right combination of innovations, sexy design and performs like a beast. It looks beautiful and is one of the most unique looking smartphones out there. There are however a few things that can be improved upon. The fact that the headphone jack is missing made us quite disappointed as we couldn't use our own headphones. We're also not big fans of the user interface as EMUI needs more refinement. Apart from these two caveats, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is probably our favourite smartphone of 2018.
  13. The fitness industry, even today, is filled with myths and claims that are outright misinformed and misleading. These myths circulate quite easily and thus, make people believe in the baseless claims and follow them quite easily. In this piece, we will bust some of the top fitness myths you may have heard: 1. High Protein Diets Harm Your Kidneys © YouTube The general notion among people is that if you eat a lot of protein, it will hurt your kidneys. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein as a macronutrient is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight and if you look at the pie structure of a diet, it usually accounts for as little as 15% of total daily calories. But, a study was done by Dr. Jose Antonio, CEO of the ISSN taking male bodybuilders and they were kept on a very high protein diet of around 3.3 grams per kilogram of body weight. That is four times that of the RDA. The study found that the high protein diets had no harmful effects on the subjects' kidneys, liver, or even their blood lipids. 2. High Protein Diets Reduce Bone Density By Leeching Calcium From Bones © Thinkstock Another popular one is that higher protein intake is harmful to the bones. In another study by Dr. Jose Antonio, they took women who consumed a high protein diet of 2.5 to 3.0 grams of protein per body weight for a period of six months. Again, that was three to four times the RDA. The results showed that there was no decrease in bone mineral density. Quite contrasting, the data suggested that a higher protein diet in women may increase their lumbar bone mineral density. 3. Muscle Soreness Is Caused Due To Lactic Acid Build Up © Medium Delayed onset of muscle soreness or DOMS is the reason you are nearly in tears and cannot move your body the next day after an intense workout. The potential reasoning given for this is the build-up of lactate leading to soreness. Studies have found that it is not the build-up of lactate causing this and rather it is the micro tears in your muscle fibres that are induced by new stimulus or eccentric loading aka negatives. Lactate isn't a metabolic poison and it doesn't cause soreness. In fact, it's a fuel source used by your heart, brain, muscles, and kidneys. So, the next time a massage therapist says that they can help you deal with your DOMS by massaging out the lactate, that is clearly not the case. 4. There Is A 'Best' Diet For Fat Loss © Pixabay There is often a heated debate among sections. One suggesting that lower-carb and higher-fat diets are the best for fat loss. Another one suggesting lower-fat higher-carb diets being the best for fat loss. What is true? None of them is the best. When the diets are compared keeping the protein and the caloric deficit the same, both the diets match in terms of total fat loss. There is no single 'best' way to diet and it comes down to a caloric deficit. The best diet for fat loss is the one an individual can be consistent with. 5. Creatine Causes Dehydration & Cramps There is a notion that if you supplement creatine, it will lead to dehydration and cause cramps, thereby hurting your health. A study was done where there were two groups, one who did not supplement with creatine and another who did. They both ran long-distance in the sun and the group that supplemented creatine outperformed the one that did not thus putting an end to this notion. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  14. Back in November, when the selectors announced the Indian squad for the T20I series against West Indies and Australia, the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni had left many fans and former cricketers bemused. But, amid all hue and cry, the former Indian captain clarified that he had excluded himself from the two series in order to allow young Rishabh Pant some much-needed gametime. Dhoni further backed the youngster and called him his potential successor behind the stumps. And, if anyone witnessed Pant's exploits in the recently-concluded 1st Test between India and Australia, they'd agree that the Delhi cricketer didn't disappoint. The scores of 25 & 28 (across the two innings) might not do justice to the left-hander, but, given the ever-changing match situations at the Adelaide Oval, Pant's knocks surely helped India's cause. He might not have scored a fifty or a hundred, but his biggest contribution in India's 31-run triumph, as predicted by Dhoni, came from behind the stumps. © BCCL Repaying the faith of Dhoni and the selectors, Pant made everyone proud by equalling the world record of most catches taken by a wicket-keeper in a single Test match. The Delhi cricketer took 11 catches against Australia in Adelaide and matched the heroics of Jack Russell and AB de Villiers - both of whom were earlier standing tall with the unique feat. The 21-year-old caught six batsmen - Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood - in the first innings and then took five more catches in the second. Pant equalled the world record for most catches in a single Test in the 101th over when Mohammed Shami got Starc to edge one through to the Indian wicket-keeper. For someone who considers Dhoni as his role model, Pant, then, came up with a brilliant tribute to the Jharkhand cricketer. "He's (Dhoni) the hero of the country. I've learnt a lot from him as a person and as a cricketer as well. Whenever he's around, I feel more confident as a person. If I've got any problems I can share it with him and get a solution right away," Pant told cricket.com.au. © AP "As a wicket-keeper and a player (he's taught me) to be patient in pressure situations like this (in Adelaide). You have to keep calm and keep composed and try to give 100 per cent," he added. Talking about equalling the world record, Pant said: "I never thought of the record but it's good to take some catches and put it inside my kitty. It's good to have milestones, but I'm not thinking about that too much".
  15. We're all accustomed to tech companies taking a dig at each other and the most popular of all rivalries is the one between Samsung and Apple. Samsung has constantly mocked the Cupertino Giant ever since Apple decided to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. © Samsung Samsung introduced its latest smartphone i.e. the Galaxy A8s where it has an Infinity-O display, a near edge-to-edge display and a small hole for the front-facing camera. Samsung also quietly removed the headphone jack, directly contradicting the South Korean company's mocking stand over Apple. © Samsung At the Galaxy Note 7 launch, Samsung mocked Apple live at the event as Samsung executive Justin Denison pointed out "Want to know what else it comes with?" he asked. "An audio jack. I'm just saying," he answered, smirking as the audience laughed. Samsung also mocked Apple in its latest advertisements for the Galaxy S9/S9+ which you can see below: It seems like Samsung has gone the Apple way now with the Galaxy A8s, where users have to use a dongle to use their own wired headphones. Users will be forced to use a USB-C to 3.5mm jack adapter just like how one would on an iPhone X/XS/8 and 7. © Twitter Having said that, rumours say that the Galaxy S10 will still continue to sport a headphone jack and will probably be the last device by the company to do so. According to the Korean website ETNews, Samsung is considering removing the headphone jack from the Galaxy Note 10 and all other future phones. Other companies like Google and Huawei who have also poked fun at Apple for the same reasons, have now followed suit with the Pixel 2/2XL and Mate 20 Pro respectively. Oh well, it seems like Apple followed the trend way sooner than any of its competitors and it seems like more companies will be doing the same in the near future. *Main image for representation purposes only. Source: Macrumors
  16. As technology takes over more and more aspects of our life, it comes as no surprise that wearables are no longer limited to just smartwatches or smart wallets, but also include smart clothing that looks trendy and is a part of our day to day life. The Levi's Commuter jacket is a part of Google's Project Jacquard and is one of the first pieces of smart clothing available for consumers. The iconic bomber jacket combines Google's engineering efforts to bring wearables to the masses. © Levi's The Levi's Commuter jacket has Google's smart fabric woven in and has a bunch of smart features that can be triggered by gestures. The cuffs are touch sensitive, and with a simple brush or a swipe, you can control your music playback, turn on navigation and even respond to calls or texts without needing to touch your phone. All of this is achieved by a Snap Tag built inside the jacket, which connects to your phone with Bluetooth Low Energy and can be set up by using an app. Another feature called Always Together will ensure that you do not leave your phone or your jacket behind and will ring and flash if you happen to leave one of them behind. Considering how expensive phones have gotten, this could offer some peace of mind. © Levi's "You can use Always Together to make sure you do not leave behind your Jacquard Jacket or phone behind. When your phone and your jacket are separated, you will receive an alert on your phone. Your Snap Tag will also light up and vibrate" Google says. Talking about the jacket itself, it is a denim finish made of 100 percent cotton. The left sleeve has a pocket for easy access to the Snap Tag. It is not meant for extreme rough use as it can withstand only about 10 washes, of course, with the Snap Tag removed. The jacket costs US$ 350 which is about INR 25,000. A little pricey for something that you can do with a simple smartwatch or a fitness tracker. Though this is just among the first generation smart clothing and we expect to see more fashion labels get on board in the coming years.
  17. Qualcomm and Apple are in the middle of a legal fight that concluded to an injunction against the Cupertino giant in court. The ruling prevents Apple from importing and selling multiple iPhone models in China. Qualcomm and Apple have been in a legal battle for a while and the Chinese courts' order specifically bars the company from selling the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are still going to be sold in China. It is also worthy to note that this ban only applies to China as the Chinese courts have no jurisdiction in international markets. © Reuters “Qualcomm's effort to ban our products is another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world,” Apple said in a statement. “All iPhone models remain available for our customers in China. Qualcomm is asserting three patents they had never raised before, including one which has already been invalidated. We will pursue all our legal options through the courts.” Qualcomm claims that Apple is apparently infringing Qualcomm patents which include users to adjust the size and appearance of photos. Qualcomm also claims that Apple is also infringing another patent which includes the procedure of managing apps on a smartphone. “We deeply value our relationships with customers, rarely resorting to the courts for assistance, but we also have an abiding belief in the need to protect intellectual property rights,” Qualcomm said in a statement. The company is upset that, “Apple continues to benefit from our intellectual property while refusing to compensate us.” © Twitter Apple has filed an appeal to overturn the court's decision and will fight the ban and are set to face off in court in April. Apple has been battling the San Diego based chipmaker since early 2017 and some companies in Apple's supply chain predict that the two companies will reach a settlement over Qualcomm's 5G tech. Source: CNBC
  18. Tell someone that you can help them get in ridiculously good shape in the shortest time frame and they will leave their brains aside. That is the reason shitty workout products like the ab king pro, the butterfly abs machine, or the classic slim sauna belt have made millions of dollars in profit. They are the classic lazy products for people who want results to come to them. Then are those people who are ready to go to the gym that won't do the normal. They start hunting for something that is quick and easy. Here are some of the ridiculous workouts that need to die for good in 2018: 1. Electric Suit Workouts © YouTube Remember the ab butterfly? A small machine that sits on your abs and sends an electric shock. Electric bodysuits are just bigger versions of it that send an electric stimulation to your entire body. These have become a huge trend now where people have a trainer carry the suit to your home or office, strap you on, and make you do some bodyweight workout for more than $100 a session. It does feel like an intense workout as your muscles are stimulated due to the current passed through them but it does nothing towards muscle growth or strengthening as for that, you have to progressively overload your muscles. Simply invest in a gym membership and lift weights. 2. Functional Kickboxing © YouTube I have a fair share of experience learning a martial art. It teaches you to be strong, teaches you self-defense, the art of self-control, and discipline. Functional kickboxing classes taught by every commercial gym nowadays are an insult to martial arts. They come nowhere near the art and do not even teach the basic skill of self-defense to the people taking the classes. It is just some weird form of dance that includes some air kicks and punches for the sake of it. Stop already. 3. Aqua Or Underwater Weight Training © Mensjournal What is it? Well, it's a funny trend of getting people to dive into swimming pools with tiny dumbbells and do resistance training. Firstly, it has no real life relevance. Secondly, you will not get stronger doing this. Thirdly, it defeats the purpose of weight training as you can easily lift more loads under the water. Still, people will run to register for such classes as it is something new and it has to be better than the traditional ways of training, right? I have just covered three ridiculous trends. There are tons of more available in the market and a new one coming every other day. If your goal is to build muscle, become stronger, and look great, then simply stick to weight training. If otherwise, go pick your poison. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
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  22. Diljit Dosanjh and Badshah just appeared together on the latest episode of 'Koffee With Karan', and we can safely conclude that this has been one of the best episodes of the season. While we saw the lighthearted camaraderie between the rockstars, we also saw the savage competition between them when it came to the game rounds. © Hotstar One of the highlights of the episode was the fashion quiz, which we have never seen on KWK before. Honestly, we could tell that this episode had to do a lot with fashion as soon as Karan Johar started telling us about how he is absolutely committed to his airport looks, and that they are a big deal for him. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Star World (@starworldindia) on Dec 9, 2018 at 7:34am PST Karan packed a suitcase full of his personal clothes (a Louis Vuitton suitcase, of course, because nothing else will do), and pulled them out one by one, while testing both of their knowledge on high fashion brands. While Badshah started all guns blazing, Diljit caught up, quickly. © Hotstar © Hotstar The competition kept getting more fierce by minute, and one could see Diljit's focus getting steadier and steadier, till he started belting out the label names with a greater dedication than KJo chooses his airport looks with. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Star World (@starworldindia) on Dec 9, 2018 at 8:12am PST Ultimately, it was Diljit who came out victorious, without having to struggle a lot. © Hotstar While Badshah's 'wakhra swag' is definetly infectious, desi hypebeast Diljit just proved that his fashion knowledge is in an entirely different league. Kudos, Paaji!
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  24. The epic Ambani wedding saga has been going on with full fervour since the last three days in Udaipur, with the who's who of Bollywood marking their glittering presence. Last night, American pop sensation Beyonce Knowles Carter performed for the couple, as the crowd rocked hard to Queen Bee. View this post on Instagram #IshaAmbaniWedding #beyonce @beyonce A post shared by Beyoncé (@baadbey) on Dec 9, 2018 at 5:01pm PST All the celebs were spotted dancing the night away and the after-party was rocked by none other than the newly weds Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The couple joined the festivities last night and took the dance floor by storm. View this post on Instagram #deepveer steal a time at #ambaniwedding â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤ ------------------------------------------------------------------- â¤â¤â¤ . . . . . @ranveersingh #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #jacquelinefernandez #sonamkapoor #salmankhan #shraddhakapoor #ranbirkapoor #arjunkapoor #shahidkapoor #shahrukhkhan #vanikapoor #rohitshetty #parineetichopra #dishapatani #manushichhillar #rakulsingh #amitabhbachchan #srk #kareenakapoorkhan #eshagupta #poojahedge #bhumipednekar #katrinakaif #zero #aditiraohydari #yoyohoneysingh #beyonce #ishaambani A post shared by Ranveer Singh FC #DeepVeervale (@ranveersinghfc.rs) on Dec 9, 2018 at 4:57pm PST View this post on Instagram Mr & Mrs Singh dancing on #Gallangoodiyan with @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb @bachchan & @anilskapoor at #ishaambani after party ð¥@deepikapadukone @ranveersingh A post shared by #Deepveer wale ð°ð¤µ (@deepveer______lovers) on Dec 9, 2018 at 6:19pm PST Ranveer can obviously steal anyone's thunder when it comes to garnering attention on the dance floor and that's exactly what he did. He danced by himself and then some more with Anil Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra as well. View this post on Instagram KhaliBali at #ishaambani wedding in Udaipur #ranveersingh on the dance floor #Monday @manav.manglani A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) on Dec 9, 2018 at 8:10pm PST View this post on Instagram Jhumma Chumma De De #ranveersingh #sidharthmalhotra And #abhishekbachchan Rock the dance floor on this epic track @manav.manglani A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) on Dec 10, 2018 at 1:38am PST View this post on Instagram #deepveer dancing together â¤â¤â¤ ------------------------------------------------------------------- â¤â¤â¤ . . . . . @ranveersingh #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #jacquelinefernandez #sonamkapoor #salmankhan #shraddhakapoor #ranbirkapoor #arjunkapoor #shahidkapoor #shahrukhkhan #vanikapoor #rohitshetty #parineetichopra #dishapatani #manushichhillar #rakulsingh #amitabhbachchan #srk #kareenakapoor #eshagupta #poojahedge #bhumipednekar #katrinakaif #zero #aditiraohydari #yoyohoneysingh #beyonce #ishaambani #ambaniwedding @sidmalhotra A post shared by Ranveer Singh FC #DeepVeervale (@ranveersinghfc.rs) on Dec 9, 2018 at 4:50pm PST View this post on Instagram Baba on #gallangoodiyaan â¤â¤â¤â¤ ------------------------------------------------------------------- â¤â¤â¤ . . . . . @ranveersingh #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #jacquelinefernandez #sonamkapoor #salmankhan #shraddhakapoor #ranbirkapoor #arjunkapoor #shahidkapoor #shahrukhkhan #vanikapoor #rohitshetty #parineetichopra #dishapatani #manushichhillar #rakulsingh #amitabhbachchan #srk #kareenakapoor #eshagupta #poojahedge #bhumipednekar #katrinakaif #zero #aditiraohydari #yoyohoneysingh #beyonce #ishaambani #ambaniwedding A post shared by Ranveer Singh FC #DeepVeervale (@ranveersinghfc.rs) on Dec 9, 2018 at 4:48pm PST The Ambani wedding is scheduled for this week and by the looks of it, it is going to be nothing less than a fairytale wedding for Isha and Anand.
  25. Ever since his appointment as Team India's coach, Ravi Shastri has often attracted criticism for his weird body language. Despite not playing on the field, Shastri, no matter what he does, ends up grabbing more spotlight than the players themselves. His photograph with a serious look gave birth to various memes. And, then Virat Kohli, after being adjudged Man of the Match in the 3rd Test against England, gifting his champagne bottle to Shastri further fuelled rumours of him being a 'Yes Man'. The legend of the outspoken Shastri has once again come to the fore, but this time, it's the former Indian cricketer's own doing. © Reuters Following India's commendable 31-run triumph over Australia in the first Test, Shastri's choice of words and unparliamentary language made him a laughing stock and once again, got the social media trolls working hard. The tension of a close finish at the Adelaide Oval got to the Indian coach and he gave the viewers a sense of what he went through in the final stages of the game. Talking to the TV panellists after the game, Shastri was reminded by cricket expert and commentator Sunil Gavaskar of the hashtag '#ChhodnaMat' that runs with the channel's promo. "The hashtag of this series is #ChhodnaMat, I would like to tell you that," Gavaskar said. Loooooooool subah subah @RaviShastriOfc?? pic.twitter.com/uwuRwCERt9 — Utsav Ojha (@_thatUtsavOjha) December 10, 2018 To the sheer surprise of the TV panellists and viewers, Shastri responded: "Chhodenge bilkul nahi but wahaan thodi der ke liye goti muh mein tha!" We all have heard the phrase 'having our hearts in our mouth' before, but Shastri seems to have taken it a notch higher. While Shastri has been seen reeling out book blurbs, pithy statements one after another, in that aggressively brisk voice of his, the latest comments by the Indian coach has taken the social media by storm. How is #GotiMooMeinTha not trending more than it should be. Drunk or sober, Ravi Shastri the coach always manages to fire a few tracer bullets.#AUSvIND #INDvAUS #AUSvsIND — Virtuous troll (@Warm_Apple_Pie) December 10, 2018 Ravi Shastri knows how to steal the thunder. — Shivang K Mehta (@Shiiivvv) December 10, 2018 One win and all of a sudden Ravi Shastri has gone from villain to legend LOL — ProteaFire ð¿ð¦ð¥ (@billz_25) December 10, 2018 Trivia questions for the Indian cricket fans? Who said this (to whom) and when? 1) Agar shaam tak khelenge toh inki g**d phategi 2) Oye bh****ike idhar dekh le 3) Thodi der ke liye goti mooh main thaa!#TeamIndia #AUSvIND #INDvAUS #AUSvsIND #RaviShastri #MSDhoni #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/WaDKhhZcuY — Ameya Tilak (@ameyatilak) December 10, 2018 Goti Mooh Mein. pic.twitter.com/sxzrlaXRv2 — PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) December 10, 2018 Surely you would have to be extremely and impressively flexible to achieve this? https://t.co/LESioXYvMv — Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 10, 2018 So #RaviShastri says "waha thode der goti mu me tha" don't know whether to applaud him for his honesty or criticise him from his crass remarks on live broadcast. Any ideas guys? @neerubhatia3 @DiggySinghDeo @alter_jamie — Vinayak Padmadeo (@Padmadeo) December 10, 2018 You can take the boy out of Mumbai, but not Mumbai out of the boy! ð https://t.co/n2jn2S79VM — Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 10, 2018 From “Gand phat jaegi” to “Thodi der ke liye goti muh mein tha” Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri changing Indian cricket's etiquettes one ball at a time. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/e6xXMujWNA — Vaibhav (@Vaib_1205) December 10, 2018 Visual representation of Ravi Shastri' " Goti Muh me Tha " moment pic.twitter.com/aJtZsxLPCX — Krishna (@SolariSznn) December 10, 2018 #INDvAUS Ravi Shastri was talking about this Goti pic.twitter.com/SwPfl2FaL7 — Secret SHAWnta (@Secret_Saanta) December 10, 2018 I cannot believe Ravi Shastri actually said "thodi der ke liye goti mooh mein tha " on national television! 𤣠— Anu Menon (@ExLolaKutty) December 10, 2018 Did Ravi Shastri just say 'thodi der ke liye Gota Muh mei tha' on national TV. Oh yes he did. — Abijit Ganguly (@AbijitG) December 10, 2018
  26. Deadlift is the king of all exercises. All it requires is a barbell, some plates and the courage to lift the damn bar off the floor! However, many people avoid deadlifts, as it fatigues not just the body but the mind itself. As much as the deadlift is demanding, it is equally rewarding. If you are currently not doing deadlifts, here are top 5 reasons to start doing them. 1) Hits 10 Muscles With Every Rep! Every rep of deadlift stimulates 10 muscles: trapezius, teres major, rhomboideus, latissimus dorsi, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, erector spinae, quadriceps vastus lateralis, biceps femoris. This makes deadlifts an extremely effective mass builder. Since multiple muscles work simultaneously, every rep of deadlifts also burns more calories compared to other lifts. Thus, if you want to get leaner, ditch the band work and start deadlifting. © Pixabay 2) Builds Huge Traps Traps are one muscle group which can drastically enhance a man's physique. And shrugs are perhaps the only thing most people do to stimulate them. Traps are Type-1 muscle fibre dominant, meaning they respond better to heavy loads. In dumbbell shrugs, you are limited by the heaviest dumbbells in your gym (mostly 35-40 Kg) and heavy barbell shrugs can lead to shoulder issues or aggravate if you already have some. Also, it is worth mentioning that shrugs only work the upper trapezius. Heavy deadlifts effectively stimulate the whole trapezius muscles (upper, middle & lower). Powerlifters and Weightlifters have huge traps and you will rarely find them doing shrugs. Thus, if you want the traps of a beast, deadlift like a beast. 3) Builds Explosiveness A 2011 study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning found that deadlifts were not only useful for building strength and mass but also for building explosiveness. Explosiveness is an important trait required for many sports. This is the reason you will find top-level athletes like Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Sergio Ramos incorporating deadlifts in their training program. © Unsplash 4) Increases Core Strength Many fitness enthusiasts and coaches refer to the abdominal region as 'core' muscles, needless to say, this is a huge misconception. Your body's 'core' is a combination of pelvic floor muscles, transversus abdominis, multifidus, internal and external obliques, rectus abdominis, erector spinae (sacrospinalis) especially the longissimus thoracis, and the diaphragm. Together these muscles act as an engine that drive your limbs in the majority of compound lifts. Deadlifts strengthen the whole core area and have a huge carry over to the majority of other lifts. If you can do heavy deadlift (important-with good form) you will also be able to do heavy squats, bench press and overhead press. 5) Increases Work Capacity Deadlifts also stimulate the central nervous system a lot more than other lifts. This is the reason you feel your soul drained out after doing multiple sets of heavy deadlifts. However, if deadlifts are incorporated smartly in a workout routine they can be an excellent tool for increasing work capacity i.e. the total number of exercises/sets you can perform. In simple terms- if you can do more sets of deadlifts, doing more sets of bench press, squats, chin ups etc will be a cakewalk for you. More sets = More Volume = More Muscle Gains By now, I am pretty sure you are waiting for your next training session to pull some heavy weights off the floor. Although deadlifts look like a simple movement, there is a lot more than just bending over and picking up the barbell. Before you attempt heavy deadlifts, we recommend you go through this article. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  27. Last week, HMD Global announced the launch of Nokia 8.1 globally and now the company is all set to bring the device to India. The phone belongs to the premium midrange segment and the main highlights of the phone are its premium design, PureDisplay screen, and the new Snapdragon 710 chipset. The Nokia 7 Plus was a stellar phone with an unmatchable design. It was rock solid and had subtle premium queues like a copper line around the phone and very compact metal build. The Nokia 8.1 follows the same design language and brings the addition of an all-glass back. © Sree Hari It features a two-tone design, is built out of 6000-Series aluminium that has diamond cut edges, and has been through two anodising processes. On the front is a 6.18-inch display with Full HD+ (2246x1080) resolution and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The screen comes with PureDisplay technology that essentially offers higher contrast of 1:1500 and a sharper display along with HDR10 support. The screen also has up to 500 nits of brightness and 96 percent colour gamut. Powering the phone is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset clocked up to 2.2GHz, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The phone has 64GB internal storage along with the option of expansion via a microSD card. © Sree Hari On the back are Zeiss powered 12-megapixel primary sensor along with a 13-megapixel secondary lens. The primary sensor supports optical image stabilization while the secondary offers depth sensing. The front camera is an AI-enabled 20-megapixel selfie shooter. Nokia's camera app has a Pro Camera UI that lets you use several manual camera options to capture the perfect picture. The phone has a 3500mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging via a USB-C port. Nokia says the phone can deliver up to 22 hours of talk-time and 11 hours of video playback on one charge. For authentication, the fingerprint scanner is located on the back. © Sree Hari It ships with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box along with Google ARCore support. Just like other Nokia branded phones, this phone is also a part of the Android One program, meaning software updates are faster to roll-out. In India, the phone will be available from 21st December 2018 in Blue/ Silver, Steel/ Copper, and Iron/ Steel colour option. The 4GB+64GB variant is priced at Rs 26,999.
  28. 2019 is round about the corner and so are New Year fitness resolutions. While some people would just want to lose weight, also present in large numbers are young gullible dudes trying to put on muscle in a very short span of time. This article is for those young guns that often incline towards steroid usage. 1. To Avoid The Shut Down Of Natural Testosterone Production Let`s get this straight. Whenever you put any anabolic steroid in your body (inject-able or oral), your own natural testosterone production gets shut down. Though the body is very smart, it will still be able to produce testosterone again when you go off steroids but you will never ever be able to get to your natural pre-cycle levels back. © YouTube 2. To Testicular Atrophy ( Shrunken Balls) Also known as 'testicular atrophy', this is again very common during steroid usage. A study found two third of 500 steroid users experienced this type of shrinkage while using steroids. It`s simple. When you feed your body testosterone externally (in form of various steroids), your testicles don`t feel the need to produce the same by their own. Just like they say 'if you don`t use it, you lose it'. Hence they shrink. 3. To Have A Healthy Heart It`s a proven fact that long term steroid usage weakens the heart. Usually people end up doing more and more just like any other habit forming activity. Even several years after discontinuation, increased heart size was found among steroid users as compared to drug free athletes. The left ventricle of heart which is mainly responsible for pumping blood was found to be quite weaker in anabolic steroid users. This is also the reason why many bodybuilders do more cardio to protect heart when using steroids. And if you are an average desk jobber who doesn`t have much time for cardio, you are fucked even more. 4. To Avoid Having Man Breasts Steroids also cause increase in the estrogen levels. Yes, every man has both kinds of hormones- male hormone (testosterone) and female hormone (estrogen). Due to spike in estrogen caused by certain steroids or a combination of steroids, you can develop Gynecomastia which makes your nipples to swell. Now this resemblance is not exactly like that of a woman's chest but good enough to embarrass you as a man. Many steroid users have to go under the knife to get rid of it. © Pixabay 5. To Remain Sane Since steroids throw hormones inside your body out of place, it`s common to see extreme aggression in some individuals also known as 'roid rage'. I`m not saying everyone who takes steroids experiences this but if you are generally very moody, or short tempered, anabolic steroids can amplify that. That's it folks! References- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15084541 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15817752 Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
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