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  1. Let's take a walk down the memory lane and remember those different types of charts we would go buy for school. They were usually something like 'types of fruits' or 'types of flowers' but there were some particular charts that had directions to become the ideal child. We all remember the 'adarsh balak' and now even Stephen Fry does. The English comedian, actor, and writer stumbled upon a framed 'adarsh balak' chart at his doctor's office and was so confused by it that he decided to share it with his 12.7 million followers. Decidedly odd of my doctor to hang this in his surgery. I've tried to live up to it though. Haven't managed to "Pray Almighty" or "Join NCC", otherwise I'm getting there. pic.twitter.com/Dl52jaqang — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 19, 2019 When a 61-year-old man is just about getting close to becoming the ideal child, then why was so much pressure put on us when we were kids? He was so fascinated by this chart, he went ahead and found more of them when someone asked. I'm afraid to say that the closest I could find was this ... make of it what you will pic.twitter.com/m5Yc6uvg1T — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 19, 2019 This obviously sparked the interest of desi Twitter and so many people shared a lot of other charts in the comments. Something that's related to India and desi Twitter isn't all over it? Impossible! Here's an updated version pic.twitter.com/Yhz3XFNldz — Himangshu Saikia (@milwac) January 20, 2019 God bless whoever made this version, it's hilarious. This is really great because there's a whole series of satire comics based on this supposed Adarsh Balak ie An Ideal Child. Here's a few I guess pic.twitter.com/SAyGurzT6B — Bot (@yass_yash) January 19, 2019 The best thing anyone will ever see. Here's another pic.twitter.com/uQP5WG8tNo — Bot (@yass_yash) January 19, 2019 No one expected this. And here's a cheeky meme follow up inspired by this ideal kid using the same artistic style (unlikely that you'll read this)ð¤ð½https://t.co/vKnHAt8jiY pic.twitter.com/T6BGBQXC2i — Nicole (@nicolexavier111) January 19, 2019 Definitely Indian. is your doctor Indian, by any chance? This what they put up in class when I was a school and we had to buy it at stationery shops to cut out and stick in scrap books for "moral science" — Alyssa G. Lobo (@filmibaby) January 19, 2019 Yep. Your doctor must be Indian .. ð — Ankit (@confusedankit) January 20, 2019 Oh good, here's the bad girl one. Check this out! pic.twitter.com/KAmxvAg5Tf — Burning Desireð (@mentabolism) January 21, 2019
  2. Tennis, as a sport, has seen many legends ruling the charts over the years. And, in the modern age, the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have undoubtedly emerged as a cut above the rest. But, as all good things come to an end, the trio of these superstars, too, have faced hardships in recent times. From injury concerns to slump in form, the likes of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are still the players to beat. But, it's safe to say, they are no longer 'the invincibles' they once were. The ongoing Australian Open has once again sparked the great debate whether ageing Federer can still continue to prove his mettle following his Round of 16 loss to a 20-year-old. It also turned our focus on the next generation superstars who can very well go on to replace the old guard in the sport. Here's a look at four upcoming talents who can enthrall tennis fans as new-age superstars: Stefanos Tsitsipas © AP Back in 2001, when a young Federer defeated Sampras in Wimbledon, it was termed as the change of guard. And now, another change of guard is in the offing as the young Stefanos Tsitsipas stunned Federer in the fourth round of the Australian Open 4th yesterday. The Greek had become the talk of the town after he defeated four players amongst the Top 10 in Rogers Cup last summer. He began his charge by beating No. 8 Dominic Thiem in the second round. Then, it was No. 10 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Alexander Zverev and sixth seed Kevin Anderson who all ran into a resilient Tsitsipas. His commendable run finally came to an end in the summit clash where he was defeated by king of clay Rafael Nadal. But, despite his defeat, the youngster undoubtedly made a mark with a fine showing. Now, in the Australian Open, the 21-year-old is looking to repeat his heroics as he reached the Quarter-finals. His triumph over the 'Swiss ace' highlighted his capabilities on the court. And, for the sake of tennis, let's hope he continues to perform with same enthusiasm in times ahead and keeps surprising us with his talent. Frances Tiafoe © AP Frances Tiafoe, definitely the most unpredictable entry to the list, sent shockwaves across the tennis fraternity after he got the better of proven stars such as Juan Martin Del Potro and Alexander Zverev in recent past. Recently turned 21, Tiafoe, continued his fine form in the Australian Open as he recorded a stunning win over fifth seed Kevin Anderson in the first round, earning the ticket to the Quarter-finals on his 21st birthday by defeating Grigor Dimitrov in the 4th round. Recent burst of the young American with an arsenal of screaming forehands and blistering serves, surely puts him into consideration for the next big thing in tennis. Denis Shapovalov © AP A possible Next Gen star, Denis Shapovalov has enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2017. From making his mark at the age of 16, by winning biggest prestige in tennis, The Wimbledon (Junior's), to later defeating stars like Rafael Nadal and Del Potro, the 19-year-old lad has achieved a hell lot at his age. His win over Nadal came in Rogers Cup in front of his home crowd, where he became the youngest player to reach a Masters semi-final; later delighting the New York crowd when he reached The US Open fourth round. The tennis pundits even declared him the third favourite to win at the Flushing Meadows after he entered the last 16. Despite having a bad form over the past 6 months, he still has achieved a lot at his age and is expected to be in the big four of the Next Gen. Alexander Zverev © AP Alexander Zverev had a dream end to the year 2018, defeating Novak Djokovic to win his first World Tour Finals. Being World No. 4 at the age of 21 is surely not a fluke, rather it's pure determination and hard work which has brought him to this point this soon. Winning 10 ATP titles and reaching a career-high ranking of World No. 3, he has surely been after the big four ever since he entered the tour. Despite being the newbie, he has been singled out by many players and commentators, as one of the apparent heirs to the Big 4 and a future World No. 1. Although he has proven his mettle a lot of times, the department he still lacks in is performing in Grand Slams. Being the World No. 4, his highest achievement in Grand Slams is being the Quarter-final finish at the Roland Garros in 2018. Even this time in Australian Open, he lost to Milos Raonic in the 4th round itself. Keeping all that aside, Zverev has been a hard-hitting baseline player and is equally good at the net as well. Defeating players like Djokovic and Federer numerous times, one thing can be assured off, that this player is surely the next big thing in tennis world.
  3. When I sit back and remember my childhood, I realise my major time was spent in playing sports like Football, Hockey and Cricket. I've always been actively participating in every sport which I could in my school days. Skinny Throughout Despite being superb in all sports, I've always been skinny like a bamboo. My good height was another thing that added salt to that wound. My arms looked like sticks and twigs of a tree. The body weight always hovered around 43 kgs which was the reason I was losing confidence over time even after playing a lot of sports. Gym Life & Fraud Trainers To fight with my skinny body, I decided to join a gym nearby. I soon fell in love with the whole concept of going to the gym, lifting weights and talking to people. But this did not give me any kind of results at all. The pump in the gym made me feel good about myself for a short time, but it was a temporary boost. I was given stupid sounding diets like – Eating every 1 hour, waking up midway in the night to drink Protein shake and what not! Even YouTube did not help me. I was doing this Workout Split: Monday – Chest Tuesday – Back Wednesday – Shoulders Thursday – Biceps Friday – Triceps Saturday - Legs All the trainers tried selling me supplements like Mass Gainers and other pills for their own commission, but none of it made sense to me. Totally confused about what steps to take, one fine day I met this strange, tall guy in the gym and then magic happened! Encounter With This Dedicated Guy One fine day, I went up to this person in my gym who looked committed and dedicated to whatever he did. He logged every repetition in his log book and his exercise form/technique looked stunning to watch. To my surprise, he was so humble that he corrected my form/ technique on almost all the exercises and suggested me to change my workout schedule a bit. I was educated about training a muscle twice a week for added benefits. My workout schedule looked like this now: Monday – Upper Body Tuesday – Lower Body Wednesday – Rest Thursday – Legs Friday – Push Saturday – Pull He also educated me about the myths created by the fraud trainers and helped me clear all the concepts regarding the importance of calories. Changes In Body After Getting Educated In no time, my body began to change magically. I could see my chest and biceps popping out. This made me believe more in him and I started asking for solutions to each & every problem I faced. I did not use any kind of mass gainer or meaningless supplement in this journey. Just proper guidance, smart work and consistency made me gain 15-16 kgs of weight (mostly muscle) in 1.5 years. My weight went up from 47kg to a whopping 63 kg. The name of that stranger who helped me reach this goal is Rachit Bir from BIRa Fitness (https://www.instagram.com/birafit). He runs an Instagram page with loads of fitness tips posted regularly.
  4. You are already aware of multiple trends making their way into men's fashion. Amongst the plethora of options from all different eras and styles, there's a classic that holds a special place in our hearts. The blazer. It can transform any look, from casual to a business meeting or a night-out, ready in seconds. So, we took the liberty to compile a list of blazers under Rs.2000, that are versatile enough to take you through a range of dress codes. Here are 10 blazers under Rs. 2000 to add that extra touch of awesome to your wardrobe: 1. Peter England Elite Grey Slim Fit Blazer © Myntra This slim-fit blazer will be perfect for a casual day at the office with white v-neck tee, blue jeans and your trusted white kicks. Price: Rs. 1999 Buy it here 2. Indian Terrain Men Navy Blue Blazer © Myntra This navy blazer features a tailored, modern fit with a trim silhouette and has a notched lapel. Pair it with chinos for a sure-shot impressive look. Price: Rs. 1924 Buy it here 3. Jack & Jones Olive Green Printed Blazer © Myntra A spin on the colour palette used in camouflage print, this olive geometric blazer is a statement on its own. Pair it with black trousers or jeans to nail the semi-casual look. Price: Rs. 1924 Buy it here 4. Hangup Black & White Geometric Print Tuxedo Blazer © Myntra For the man looking for a statement piece of clothing, this blazer is for you. Channel your inner Ranveer Singh with this monochrome blazer that can be dressed up with pants and a bow-tie or down with tee and jeans. Price: Rs. 1749 Buy it here 5. Mast & Harbour Grey Blazer © Myntra Office party memo says formal but not too formal? Fret not. This grey blazer can be paired with tapered pants. A casual take on what's traditionally a formal colour scheme, this look would be a hoot! Price: Rs. 1999 Buy it here 6. Jack & Jones Black Printed Blazer © Myntra The blazer is laidback, but can also be dressed up with white jeans or trousers for a summer party. It's pretty much perfect for a night out on a tropical vacay as well. Price: Rs. 1799 Buy it here 7. Hangup Monochrome Printed Blazer © Myntra If you're done with the boring blue check print, houndstooth is your saviour. This blazer lies at a fine line between casual smart and work-meeting appropriate and totally looks the part. You could team it up with a turtleneck too for a winter look. Price: Rs.1619 Buy it here 8. Mast & Harbour Navy Denim Blazer © Myntra Love denim jackets but office dress code says formal? Behold, the denim blazer. In a classic navy, this could be paired with a white shirt or tee with jeans for a low-key formal denim on denim number. Price: Rs. 1399 Buy it here 9. United Colors Of Benetton Black Blazer © Amazon If you are on the lookout for a lightweight and comfy blazer for the wedding season? Then, you might want to consider this slim-fit black blazer. It's a design that's always in trend. Wear it for a floral shirt or a graphic tee for a quirky touch or go classic, it'll do you good anyway. Price: Rs. 1999 Buy it here 10. The Indian Garage Co White Solid Blazer © Myntra Underrated but stylish to the max, this white blazer will definitely make heads turn. The design is quite suitable for a live band, event or party. It also gives formal wear a dignified look. Price: Rs. 1849 Buy it here Blazers that are stylish, practical and pocket-friendly? Now that's a deal you shouldn't miss out on!
  5. We understand that people tend to take sports very seriously, as they should. Athletes and coaches tend to work together and push their boundaries of fitness, strength and stamina to become better and achieve new heights in their choice of sport. The sportsman's spirit is full of adrenaline, the determination to do better than ever and the hunger to win. We get it. What we do not get is how some players, or rather their coaches, decide 'how much is too much'? What are the boundaries, where do we draw the line? The case of Bengal's Under-19 Hockey Team is the perfect example of 'taking things too far'. Bengal Hockey Coach Asks U-19 Players to Shave Head as Punishment for Match Loss pic.twitter.com/aLnrok4JBK — Gurpreet Singh (@Gurpree46492633) January 21, 2019 During the 2019 Junior National Championship (Division B) taking place in Jabalpur, Bengal 1-5 to Namdhari XI in the quarterfinal, post which their coach, Anand Kumar, allegedly forced every member of the squad to shave their heads clean for losing the game. Out of the roster of 18, all but two players refused to give in to their coach's preposterous demand and did not get their heads shaved. One of the players who didn't get his head shaved said, that the Kumar threatened to do the same even after they won their first match against Gujarat just because they “didn't play well.” However, there is a flip side to the story as well, in which the coach absolutely denied all allegations and said that the students who did go bald, did it completely voluntarily and out of repentance for playing badly. He did admit to scolding them and saying something about 'shaving their heads' off, but clarified that he said that in frustration and on the spur of the moment. As soon as the story broke, the Bengal Hockey Association officially announced a three-member committee to carry out further investigation. "I will speak to the players once they are back from school. Necessary steps will be taken," said Manmeet Singh Goindi, Director, Sports Authority of India.
  6. Vicky Kaushal is already an established actor, right? I mean, he was one of the biggest names in Bollywood last year, he had built his reputation as one of the best actors way before 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', so it would be a little weird if someone called him a newcomer. Well, that's what Anupam Kher did, kinda. He tweeted a nice message for Vicky Kaushal praising him for 'Uri', and also took the opportunity to welcome him to the 'actors world'. The intentions were probably great, but a lot of people felt Vicky had proved his worth as an actor way before 'Uri'. Or, maybe we're reading way too much into it. Dear @vickykaushal09 ! Welcome to the 'actors' world. You are FANTASTIC in #UriTheSurgicalStrike. Real, gutsy and a performer. Remember!! You are your own competition. The more difficult you make your jo, the more you will explore it. Love and best wishes always.ðð pic.twitter.com/grlvt3QxSn — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 21, 2019 It was obviously a great gesture, something even Vicky himself acknowledged and appreciated. Thank You so much Sir. Words of appreciation and encouragement from you mean a lot to me. Thank You! ðð https://t.co/qwisOkdihB — Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) January 21, 2019 But, it's Twitter we're talking about and Anupam Kher still got trolled in the replies with people trying to remind the actor about Vicky's much-appreciated performances in so many of his previous movies. Vicky Kaushal has always been an amazing actor. Since the 1st act. — Moujhuri Guha (@Megha25) January 21, 2019 Agree. #UriTheSurgicalStrike has given @vickykaushal09 stardom but he is class apart in all the movies he has done so far .. watch #Sanju, #raazi, #lovepersquarefeet and #Masan.. he is like a breath of fresh air, as non challant as @ajaydevgn — shalini gupta (@gshaloo) January 21, 2019 Okay, going right in. Dear @vickykaushal09 ! Welcome to the 'BHAKT' world. You are FANTASTIC in #UriTheSurgicalStrike. Real, gutsy and a performer. Remember!! You are your own competition. The more difficult you make your jo, the more you will explore it. PEDDLE HATE AND DIVISION ALWAYS ðð — Raghu. (@BolRaghu) January 21, 2019 Apparently not. Welcome?? Have you watched or heard of Masaan, Raman Raghav, Raazi, Sanju? — A Thousand Thoughts (@1000_Thoughts) January 21, 2019 Umm. Vicky is way better than you, considering his choice of films n their message. Atleast he signed a film with some educational value, unlike ua misleading # the accidental prime minister... a propaganda. — Rayees S (@rayeesray) January 21, 2019 Yep. hasn't Vicky been in the actors' world long enough already? been consistently good, film after film. — y v o n n e âï¸ (@Justa_Sojourner) January 21, 2019 Shots fired. "Welcome to the 'actors' world" is amusing. We have already seen @vickykaushal09 delivering high class performaces. I am afraid I can't say the same about @AnupamPKher who does try hard though. There is that fine line between great and good. — Vallabh Kargathra (@Kargathra_V) January 21, 2019 Isn't this a bit too harsh? Oh yeah, before #Uri , Vicky did not exist and welcome him to the world of spineless bhakts ! His half a dozen films with some excellent mind blowing performances doesn't count who has shown more talented than you have in last 20 years ! Vicky know your friends well ! — yaseengani (@YasPhysio) January 21, 2019 This too. "Actors" world??? Make it make sense...I believe masaan itself was amazing beginning for him as an actor, p.s. After your accidentally horrible mimickery you should take sabbatical from "actor" world. — Ishani Mishraâ¡ï¸ (@IshaniMishra18) January 21, 2019 He really was great in that movie. No appreciation of Vicky acting after sanju. It shows what mr Kher is stands for. — Ali MG (@aliasgarmg) January 21, 2019
  7. In your twenties, chances of you spotting your first dreaded grey hair strand are very likely. The existence of a white hair strand(s) or in plural can be terrifying. The white signifies the beginning of horrors of old age and death! You might also think that white is an unattractive colour to be on one's head. Or worse, what if suddenly your crush begins to think that you're really old. But hey, before you freak out. via GIPHY This is not a nightmare. You're in control of this. You can control your grey strands in a better way than you think. Here are things to immediately do as soon as you spot the grey. 1. Don't Pluck It Whatever you do, don't pluck it. As tempting as the idea might sound, plucking the hair strand damages the hair follicle and might lead to hair loss. You don't want another problem to attack you when you're already dealing with one. via GIPHY Don't. 2. Snip It A good alternative to plucking greys is snipping them short. Just give them a close cut near to the scalp so they stop being the unicorn in your main crop. © active web group 3. Dye It If suddenly you see too many white strands, you could consider dyeing them. But don't go all out. Keep it subtle. Spend time choosing the tone matches the colour of your blacks. 4. Oil It Once you start with the hair colouring business you need to take care of your hair. All the chemicals from the hair dye will render your hair dry and brittle. © livestrong If you find the greys taking over your blacks, it's time to embrace it. It looks suave, trust us. Look at Jim Sarbh, Obama, Milind Soman for some inspiration. © Twitter While all these solutions might give you temporary results, the best way to deal with the whites is to wear it like you're proud of it. Who cares anyway, right?
  8. Following their historic outing in Australia, the Indian cricket team is all set to embark on a new challenge before they head to England for the all-important ICC World Cup. The Virat Kohli brigade will now travel to New Zealand where they'll lock horns with the Kiwis in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series. And, as the Indian team gears up for their first clash, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has given a glimpse of how he is preparing for the upcoming tour. Taking to Instagram, the Delhi cricketer shared a video of himself sweating it out in the gym. The left-hander was seen pulling off dead-lifts and back row during a training session. While 'Gabbar' was making the most of the team's training session, his teammates Kedar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal were seen mocking the opening batsman with their dance moves in the background. View this post on Instagram No shortcuts to hardwork! Only hardwork can make success look easy. #success #hardwork #mehnat #noshortcuts #MondayMotivation A post shared by Shikhar Dhawan (@shikhardofficial) on Jan 20, 2019 at 9:14pm PST On the cricket front, Dhawan had a pretty decent tour of Australia. His batting prowess was in full display during the three-match T20I series where he was also adjudged the 'Man of the Series'. However, the left-hander, despite getting some starts, couldn't replicate his success in the ODI series. Exercising with such power and intensity, Dhawan seems to have set his sight on tearing the Kiwis bowling line-up apart when Team India takes on New Zealand in the 1st ODI at the McLean Park on 23rd January.
  9. Famous for its beautiful mountainous landscapes and holy shrines, the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) has truly lived up to its tag of 'paradise on earth'. If the natural beauty enticed the visitors, the artistry of local artisans further allowed the J&K handicrafts industry to make a name across the globe for their exquisite designs and craftsmanship. But, the Indian state that was once labelled as the 'Valley Of Paradise' has undeniably become the 'Valley Of Death'. Today, this strife-torn state is only famous for the bleak stories of violence, lethal attacks, militant insurgency and never-ending protests. The education system has degraded to the extent of almost being non-existent. The infrastructure is still a work in progress. The supplies are limited. And, to top it all, the presence of Indian military forces has led to restricted movements of the locals in their very own state. While the situation is not yet ideal in the region, the youth in J&K have found solace in sports in a bid to escape all that has affected them and their families over the years. We've seen the likes of Parvez Rasool making a name for himself in cricket, and, more recently, the spirited Real Kashmir football team proving their mettle in the ever-competitive I-League. Now, the beautiful state of J&K has given India another sporting gem in the form of Saqlain Tariq. © Pro Volleyball League Born in Poonch - one of the most remote districts of J&K, bounded by Line of Control (LoC) on three sides, Tariq has spent a major part of his life hiding from insurgency and consistent shelling which often resulted in the loss of life and property. Evacuating his house, taking shelter in makeshift places and haunted by the fact that any moment could be his last; Saqlain faced it all. While the youngsters of his age would ideally find themselves cribbing over gadgets and other material gains, Saqlain was just happy to be alive. In a place where breathing was no less than a luxury, Saqlain knew that there wasn't much he could do. His education took a toll, getting a job was always going to be difficult and the future looked bleak. But, just when all hope seemed lost, the 21-year-old found a ray of hope in volleyball - a sport that gave him an identity and made him feel that he mattered. Picking up the sport at the age of six, Saqlain's journey in volleyball was greatly influenced by his family's support and enthusiasm for the game. "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my family. They've supported me in the thick and thin of life. All my achievements in volleyball is an outcome of their beliefs in me," emotions get the better of Saqlain as he credits his family. "Since I could remember, my father was running a local volleyball club in Poonch. He used to take me to the practice sessions when I was a kid. Over the years, I developed a liking towards the sport. But then, there were some problems. It wasn't that easy," the 21-year-old reveals before getting comfortable in the couch. © Pro Volleyball League Saqlain's mother, just like our own, was overwhelmed by the fear of losing him every time he went out to practice. "She (mother) was really concerned about my well-being. Given our state of affairs, she was probably right in her own domain to fear for my life. After all, she had lost her loved ones and seen too much in her life. But, this is where my dad stood out and ensured nothing was going to affect my growth as a volleyball player," he adds further. Honing his skills and improving his game at his father's facility, Saqlain's talent was just too hard to go unnoticed. And, this when his father Mohammad Tariq Khan, a state-level volleyball player himself, took a call that would eventually change the life of his son. "My father couldn't make the cut for the national team. And, he knew, if I stayed here (J&K), my fate will be the same. I would have faced survival issues and, maybe, I would have become a stone pelter. So, against the liking of my mother and other family members, he sent me to Khanna (near Ludhiana) for studies," Saqlain recalls with a smile on his face. But, for a youngster who shares a close bond with his parents and never left his home earlier, staying away from family wasn't easy for Saqlain. "I was there (in Khanna) for a few months before the homesickness crept in. For the first time in my life, I was on my own, dealing with day-to-day problems by myself. It took a toll on me. And, as a result, I told my father that I want to return home," the 6-feet-3-inches tall player reveals. "My father spoke to the warden to grant me a few days leave and I returned home. I was happy that I was finally going to see my family and all. But, my father wasn't happy with my decision. When I reached home, my father didn't speak me to me once. And, after a day or so, I realised why. Realising the sacrifices of my parents and the dreams they had for me, I was left with no option, but to return to Khanna. And, the moment I told my father about my decision, he was elated," Saqlain talks about the learning curve that went on to play a pivotal role in his journey as a volleyball player. © Pro Volleyball League Since that day, there was no turning back for this youngster. He played his first nationals for J&K when he was in the eighth standard and rose through the ranks on the back of an improved showing in the domestic circuit. Soon, he found his way into the national team. Named as the captain of the Indian team, Saqlain had his international outing at the Asian Championship in Sri Lanka in 2014 when he was just 17. Thriving in the position of a setter, Saqlain also went on to represent India at the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Games where he played a crucial role in his side's bronze-medal finish last year. "When I went abroad to participate in the international tournaments, I was kind of shocked to see the level of competition there. Countries like China, Japan and South Korea have dominated the sport in Asia. But, the fact that Iran surprised everyone with a gold medal in men's volleyball at the 2018 Asiad shows that it's all about improving. It was something that we (Indian players) can learn from. That's why I always cherish international exposure," Saqlain makes a valid point. On the back of hard work and perseverance, Saqlain, then, managed to convince U Mumba Volley to shell out a whopping Rs 1.1 lakh for his services in the upcoming edition of the Pro Volleyball League (PVL). An initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation Of India, the first edition of the PVL is set to begin on 2nd February with Kochi Blue Spikers taking on U Mumba Volley in the first match. The league will see six teams fighting for the title which will be lifted by the winner on 22nd February in the final in Chennai. "I have waited for a long time to get an opportunity like the Pro Volleyball League. I want to thank the Volleyball Federation of India to bring such a league to the fore. It is going to be very beneficial for players like me. Since it also involves foreign players, the league will help us in improving our game by learning new things from them. It's a great platform for the Indian players to prove their mettle and popularise the game in the country," Saqlain lauds the advent of Pro Volleyball League. © Pro Volleyball League As a 21-year-old, Saqlain's love for Punjabi songs and, more particularly, for Bohemia might make him just another youngster, but when asked about his message for the youth in the Valley, Saqlain answered with maturity. "Sports are the need of the hour for the Kashmiri youth. I have so many youngsters calling me up and seeking guidance. And, I always encourage them to brave all odds and maintain their self-belief. Our state has so much talent across sports, but the lack of facilities and training centres hasn't helped their cause. I would really urge the concerned authorities to take notice of the talent from the Valley and nurture them with a prospect of making the country proud," Saqlain signs off. Coming from a region where people have a hard time focussing on their lives, Saqlain didn't just survive, but he concentrated on the very thing that acted as an escape route from all the hardships - his love for volleyball. From living in fear to becoming the first spiker from his state to represent India in any age group, Saqlain, at a tender age, has become a beacon of hope and is the perfect embodiment of success derived against all odds, on the back of persistent hard work.
  10. If an elderly gentleman with kind eyes and white hair comes to your mind every time you hear the word 'vet', you're about to be pleasantly surprised. Dr Evan Antin is a vet who is fashionable, fit (well, ripped), and looks exactly like Superman. He is the definitive doppelganger of the one and only Henry Cavill. Don't believe us? Here are 15 pictures and videos that will leave you speechless: 1. What is Superman doing in a doctor's coat, holding a puppy? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Dec 31, 2018 at 5:52pm PST 2. He has to wear scrubs most of the time, but he knows how to make them work. Blue on white checks FTW! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Dec 30, 2018 at 4:16pm PST 3. What can be more functional than the classic white T-shirt, blue jeans, and boots? (Accessorize with a puppy for best results.(Accessorize with a puppy for best results.) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Dec 18, 2018 at 4:03pm PST 4. Sometimes, he takes a break from work, and switches on his 'supermodel' mode. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Nov 21, 2018 at 11:05am PST 5. A black Henley is the best thing to wear for times you want to look classy as well as be cosy. (Even if you end up spending a fortune on dry-cleaning with all the furbabies around.) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Nov 14, 2018 at 5:16pm PST 6. You need a stylish yet super comfortable outfit when you plan on going for a jungle safari where you'll be tossed around by rhinos. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Dec 2, 2018 at 8:27pm PST 7. A brown T-shirt works the best with deep blue jeans and brown Chelsea boots. View this post on Instagram Made it! #córdoba #Spain A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Nov 16, 2018 at 12:31pm PST 8. Have you ever seen anyone make plain blue hospital scrubs look this good? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Aug 28, 2018 at 8:56pm PDT 9. Did someone say Khaki is boring? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Aug 13, 2018 at 7:18pm PDT 10. Feline awesomeness? Checked! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Jul 6, 2018 at 7:38pm PDT 11. Why did everyone stop wearing sleeveless sweaters with ties? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Jun 15, 2018 at 3:33pm PDT 12. Tone on tone never fails to impress. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on May 14, 2018 at 9:07pm PDT 13. No words here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Apr 4, 2018 at 6:24pm PDT 14. As he puts it forward so eloquently, this look is soPIGsticated. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Mar 25, 2018 at 8:42pm PDT 15. Finally, the best suit is your birthday suit if you take care of it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Evan Antin ðð£ðð±ðºð¢ðððð¿ð (@dr.evanantin) on Apr 3, 2018 at 9:01pm PDT
  11. Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan starrer 'Simmba' turned out to be a bigger hit than anyone could have anticipated. The typical Rohit Shetty drama-action movie had a good storyline, a stellar star cast and of course, great music with 'Aankh Maarey' being a chartbuster now. Now, of course, the two actors are great performers and dancers but if Sunny Leone chooses to dance on your number then well, there is no competition at all. Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber did their own rendition of 'Aankh Maarey' and well, let's just say, they killed any competition they could have had from Ranveer's dance moves. View this post on Instagram Thanks everyone 18million!! Woohoo! Time to dance and celebrate with @dirrty99 Love all 18 million of you! ð A post shared by Sunny Leone (@sunnyleone) on Jan 20, 2019 at 12:18am PST Sunny posted the video to thank her 18 million followers on Instagram and her husband joined the madness. The gorgeous actress is known for being one of the best dancers in Bollywood, and all her dance numbers so far have been a super hit. On the work front, Sunny is keeping very busy as she is prepping for the remake of the Punjabi super hit 'Jatt & Juliet' which will star Maniesh Paul opposite her.
  12. It's a new year, and a new beginning. And the possibilities are endless for you and your community. It’s an exciting time to be leading an online community with Invision Community - whether you’re starting out or switching over - and the new year is the perfect opportunity to start anew. How are you celebrating the new year with your community? What are your community goals for 2019? To kick off the new year, I’ve outlined guidance for several types of communities, whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to take your community to the next level. New Community Are you a new community or looking to start one? You’re in the best position because you have a blank slate and everything is possible. Invest in a formative experience during your first year of defining your community’s purpose. What are your community’s mission, goals, and objectives? What is your competitive advantage against other similar communities or are you developing a new niche? How are you going to develop content programming, site features, or digital services in support of that advantage? What is your marketing plan to attract new users? Who is your core base of users, and what’s your plan to cultivate your first set of superusers? What is your budget to create a sustainable plan for hosting? Interest Community Are you a hobbyist with an established community of passion? Your community is a labor of love for you, and while it can feel like you’re pouring your heart and soul into it on a daily basis, it can be refreshing to take a step back and take stock of your community’s purpose, engagement goals, and how you want to lead in 2019 through fresh eyes. What’s your plan to create more emotionally-driven storytelling in your community? How are you going to deepen your tribal connection to users and between users? How can you incorporate member feedback into your New Year’s resolutions through polls, surveys, and member insights? How are you building a scalable community that leverages automation, staff, and user generated content to achieve your objectives? What are your engagement metrics year over year for 2018, and what is your projection for 2019 metrics like active members, online activity, best answers, and other user targets? How are you going to achieve those engagement metrics through initiatives like new pathways for engagement or enhanced training for staff? Enterprise Are you a brand community that’s part of a parent organization? Your organization probably already understands the value of investing in an online community, but rest assured that you’re in good company. In the 50th Anniversary report by the research firm IDC, it’s estimated that 80% of all Fortune 5000 companies will host an online community by 2020. As a community manager, you’ve probably covered all the basics such as approving your community’s budget for the new year, provided performance reviews of your staff, and mapped out your community strategy to align with organizational goals. Nevertheless, there are always more opportunities to increase your community’s prominence: What new early-stage relationships do you want to cultivate with employees, suppliers, vendors or partners? How can you create more networking touch points between your community and key constituencies to deliver community-driven solutions? How can you present your community’s data to stakeholders in new ways for better insight? How can you vest key stakeholders into community decisions and let them be a rewarding part of the conversation? What growth areas are happening within the organization, and how can you make the community be an integral part of its delivery? My personal New Year’s resolution is to develop my website into a Community of Excellence. This involves incorporating thought leadership from professional community management resources, making data-driven decisions, and formalizing a growth plan based on best practices. I hope you’ll join me in a year-long journey of community management as we conceptualize, learn, and discuss how to co-build Communities of Excellence. It’s a new year of endless opportunities to drive new growth and excellence for our members and communities. What are your community goals for 2019? Share in the comments below or in the exclusive Client Lounge in the Invision Community forums, so we can cheer each other on, check-in periodically, and provide peer mentorship for each other. Join me in a Year of Community. - Joel R Joel R is a mystery wrapped inside an enigma. When he's not running his own successful community, he's peppering Invision Community's private Slack channel with his feedback, community management experience and increasingly outrageous demands (everything is true except the last part).
  13. Don't they say there seven people scattered in different places around the world who look very similar to us? Even though research has claimed that the possibility of bumping into our doppelganger in a lifetime is only 1 in a trillion, Salman Khan seems to have gotten lucky in this case more than once! Be it Parvez Kazi... View this post on Instagram #actor #model #salmankhan #beinghuman #afghanistan #morocco #mumbai #bollywood #iran #instagramhub #egypt #uae #pakistan #turkey #arab #fashion #dubai #instagood #instapic #instadaily #instagram #indonesia #saudiarabia #parvezkazi #india #worldwide #hollywood #redcarpet #fashion #handsome A post shared by Parvez Kazi (@parvezzkazi) on Dec 19, 2018 at 11:36pm PST Or Najeem Khan... View this post on Instagram Stay Exclusive ð Don't Be Everywhere. Don't Involve Yourself With Just Anyone ð Leave A Little Mystery To Your Life ðð» #BePositive #StayExclusive #StayFit #FollowDreams #SetGoals #BeActive #HardWorkPays #NajeemKhan #KhanIsKing #FeelingAwesome #Attitude ð¬ A post shared by Najeem Khan (@najeem.khan.official) on Sep 8, 2018 at 2:14am PDT Sallu bhai's fans have unearthed Bhaijaan's lookalikes from far and wide across the world. The latest to join this list is a man from Karachi, who instantly went viral for his uncanny similarities to Salman Khan after his video was posted on Twitter. Check out the video here: Watch: Salman Khan's lookalike spotted in Karachi.@SherySyed_ @khalid_pk pic.twitter.com/xyqUuNiBfN — Ø­Ø§Ø¬Û ÙÙسÛÙ° سÙرÛا (@HajiMoosaSuriya) January 19, 2019 Tell us, does he or does he not look like Salman? There is quite a bit of similarity between the two, and it is evident that the man has groomed himself to look like Sallu Bhai. From his physique to his shades, a view from afar is sure to remind you of Salman Khan . Of course, with a news like that, Twitter couldn't stay mum and the internet has since gone berserk over this Salman Khan doppelganger. Here is what they are saying. @BeingSalmanKhan Bhai what are you doing in Karachi Bolton Marley. ;) pic.twitter.com/2SxgygdePr — Raza (@sarabidi1) January 19, 2019 Hey @BeingSalmanKhan your look a like spotted in Karachi, Pakistan and people are going crazy about it on social media #BeingHuman #SalmanKhan #India #Pakistan #Bollywood #Viral pic.twitter.com/6uSB2Fhlqe — Saad khan (@Panther0911) January 18, 2019 Watch: Salman Khan's lookalike spotted in Karachi.@SherySyed_ @khalid_pk pic.twitter.com/xyqUuNiBfN — Ø­Ø§Ø¬Û ÙÙسÛÙ° سÙرÛا (@HajiMoosaSuriya) January 19, 2019 Udhar ke logo ko ek suggestion hain, uske gaadi se door rehna! — Vishesh (@vishesh_srt) January 21, 2019 Parking ke liye jagga bana rahe hai bhaai — S (@ItsyBitsySpid11) January 21, 2019 Kuch bhi — Azhar (@asliazhar) January 20, 2019 @BeingSalmanKhan aap bachpan Mei bicharr to nai gayei theyð¤ https://t.co/y1A2EQpxE8 — tubelight.pk (@Tubelightpk) January 19, 2019 People may be divided over how similar they look, but we wonder what Bhai has to say about it.
  14. There's always been a battle between gamers who play on different consoles and LG took it to the next level to find out who was better. LG teamed up with Activision (The company behind Call of Duty franchise) to find out which gamers are the best. © Pexels The study used LG's Elite Reaction Test where participants were asked to click on targets as quickly as they could, in order to determine the best accuracy. The test had over 1,400 participants and was tested on every platform i.e. PS4, Xbox One and PC. LG says that their study found Xbox players to be “better” at video games as compared to people who favoured PC and PS4. The study further revealed that PC gamers came dead last which sounds kind of surprising. It also said that on average, Xbox players would hit 78 per cent of the targets while PS4 players managed 74 per cent. PC players, on the other hand, were only able to hit 70 per cent of the targets. Even though PC players weren't able to hit more targets than console players, they did have a faster reaction. In the test, several red targets were displayed on a screen and were given 20 seconds to click as many as possible to green as they appeared. © MensXP This activity by LG seemed more like a marketing gimmick than a proper test. First of all, players had to confirm their platform preference which sounds a little dodgy as anyone could have lied on the form. There's also a chance that the participants were not evenly split across platforms that could affect the final outcome. Finally, LG did not use a game to test reactions times or accuracy and instead chose a questionable “Red-target” test. © Pexles What LG seems to forget is that there's a lot more to gaming than just being accurate. In order to be the “best” gamers, you not only need quick reactions but need to have some form of skill as well. Not to mention, PC gamers are also used to playing on higher frame rates than console players, which may not have been factored into the test either. Overall, this entire test smells a little fishy. If you want to find out what your reaction time is, you can do this test for yourself here.
  15. The trailer of the much-awaited comic caper of the year and the third movie from the 'Dhamaal' series, 'Total Dhamaal', is finally out and looks like it is going to be one of the highest grossing family entertainers of the year. The movie has possibly one of the biggest ensemble cast in recent times that includes Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Mishra, Johnny Lever and the original cast including Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Riteish Deshmukh. The storyline follows the previous plot of a group of people chasing a treasure and they've thrown some VFX effects in it which is quite passable if you ask us. © Fox Star Studios Overall, the trailer looks like it's probably one of the only clean, out and out, proper comedy movies which you can basically watch with your entire extended family in tow. The project is helmed by Indra Kumar who is well versed with the genre and it is interesting to have this movie from him since his last outing was the 'Masti' series which is an adult comedy franchise. The movie hits the theatres on 22nd February so make sure your plans are ready.
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