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  1. After beginning the season with two losses in their first three English Premier League (EPL) games, Manchester United turned their campaign around and repaid the faith of their fans with a much-improved showing against Burnley and Watford in their next games. But, on 22nd September, the EPL giants once again stuttered and ended up losing points against Wolverhampton Wanderers at home. Going into the game having won three successive away games, the Red devils took the lead against the EPL newcomers Wolves through Fred who made full use of Paul Pogba's assist. However, spirited Wolves somehow managed to earn a point when Joao Moutinho equalised after Pogba lost possession. © Reuters The result was definitely not what Jose Mourinho's men and their fans expected as the 13-time champions (in Premier League era) slumped to the seventh spot - eight points behind leaders Liverpool - in the points table this season. If losing points wasn't enough, the fact that Mourinho slammed his players by saying they weren't "motivated" as their opponents further left their fans feeling low. But, amidst all that, there was one silver lining for Man Utd and their fans. The 1-1 draw between United and Wolves saw Sir Alex Ferguson in attendance at the Old Trafford after his tense brain surgery. Arguably one of the greatest football managers of all time, Sir Alex was given a standing ovation and a rousing welcome on his return to the hallowed stands. A special moment at Old Trafford. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/vU8YWstnk1 — Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 22, 2018 The Scot waved at the fans and smiled amid a roaring Old Trafford crowd which stood in applause as he arrived to take his seat in the Director's box. Earlier this year, Sir Alex underwent a surgery for brain haemorrhage and was later spent several days in the intensive care unit. The news of his emergency operation had sent shockwaves across the footballing world with both players and fans wishing him a speedy recovery. Despite a mediocre show from Man Utd, the football fans across the globe expressed their excitement after watching the 76-year-old enjoy football again. Apart from a deserving welcome at Old Trafford, Sir Alex also got heartfelt messages on the social media. Welcome back boss ðð» https://t.co/VGMLO39Fw7 — Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) September 22, 2018 From a @ManCity fan, welcome back to football Sir Alex — Mick Wildman (@mickey_blue_66) September 22, 2018 Rivalry put to one side for the return of a legend and a true champion! ðð¼ — Mick Wildman (@mickey_blue_66) September 22, 2018 I'm a rugby fan but even this made me well up! No matter your team or sport... respect is respect and a legend is always a legend — Bumbling&Bemused (@RaufR) September 23, 2018 Doesn't matter what team you support, you've gotta appreciate this manðð» — Sam Hadwen (@sam_hadwen) September 22, 2018 I was gonna say I'm not crying but i would be lying. Welcome Back Sir Alex â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ — Taylor W. (@_TaylorMonet) September 22, 2018 As a lifetime Gooner I must admit it's great to c the great man back and looking well — gooner topcat (@topcatgooner) September 22, 2018
  2. Trail runs make for one of the most adventurous and exciting sports you could possibly take part in. After all, the sheer sense of adrenaline and thrill you'll be experiencing is pretty much unrivaled. But a trail run is not like your run-of-the-mill morning run - it's more challenging, more risky and requires an extra dose of training and caution on your end. This is where following some basic tips becomes useful and in some cases even necessary. And so if you're planning on going on an adventurous and thrilling trail run, here are seven tips you should keep in mind to make sure you have a fun (and safe!) run: 1) Invest In The Right Trail Running Shoes © Pexels This is perhaps the most important and essential thing you need to do before you go on your next trail run. After all, without investing in the best trail running shoes, you'd never be properly prepared to run on the rugged (and often times unstable) terrains of those steepy mountains and hills. As such, getting your hands on the best running shoes - ones that happen to be absolutely essential - is pretty much a no-brainer! Pro tip: Reebok, Wildcraft and Salomon curate some of the best trail running shoes in the market, most of which happen to be budget-friendly as well. 2) Conduct Proper Research Before Choosing The Trail You'll Be Running On © Unsplash As adventurous, thrilling and adrenaline rushing a trail run can be, it's also one of the most dangerous sports to take part in - especially if you don't conduct proper research about the trail you'll be running on. So before you go on your run, make sure you know everything you need to know about that particular terrain, including its altitude, its steepness, any potential safety hazards, nearby places of interest and even the type of fauna and flora you'll find on that terrain. 3) Stock Up On All Essential Supplies © Unsplash While trail running shoes are certainly the most important thing you'll need for your trail run, they are NOT the only thing you require. There are other essential supplies that you need to be stocking up on as well including, but not limited to, protective sunglasses, reflective running vests, waist pouches, windcheater jackets (in case your terrain reaches incredibly high altitudes), and even a bottle of sunscreen. Pro tip: MensXP has already curated a list of essential products you need to keep in handy before going on a trail run. 4) Make Sure You Account For The Weather © Unsplash While Indian weather can be just as unpredictable as the stock market, you should still make sure you go through the weather predictions for that particular terrain before you go on your run. After all, you really don't want to be caught off-guard with a severe storm, a dust storm or even a blizzard (depending on the location of your terrain as well as the time of the year), while you're in the middle of your run. 5) Ensure That You're Physically Trained And Mentally Prepared For The Trail Run © Unsplash A trail run is perhaps one of the most physically challenging and taxing adventure sports you could possibly take part in. It requires a well-honed skill set and to put it lightly, it's not for the faint-hearted. As such, you need to absolutely make sure that you are physically trained and mentally prepared for your trail run - and have a clear understanding of how much stamina you'll require and just how physically exhausting things can get. 6) Keep Your Eyes On The Trail © Unsplash While this is mostly true for any type of run, it becomes especially true when you're on a trail run. After all, there are a gamut of potential safety hazards that you might encounter while on a trail run that you simply won't during any run-of-the mill marathon - including steep cliffs and ledges to fall off, potential rock slides and even the appearance of wild animals! So keeping your eyes on the trail becomes necessary, irrespective of how tempting it can be to look at the nature around you. 7) Finally, Ensure That You Are Always Carrying Fluids With You © Unsplash As general rule of principle, staying hydrated and drinking lots of water is something you should always make sure you are practicing. But this golden rule of life becomes even more essential when you're on a trail run. So make sure you have those hydration packs stocked up and that you're always carrying water bottles and/or energy drinks that will keep you constantly hydrated.
  3. India unlocked its latest achievement this morning, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pakyong Airport- an engineering marvel situated at a height of 4,500 feet above sea-level between the Himalayas in Sikkim. © Twitter PM Modi hailed it as an 'engineering marvel' because of the terrain where the airport has been constructed. Located 30 kilometres away from the state capital Gangtok, it marks the 100th functional airport in the country and has de-crowed Sikkim as the only state without an airport. The airport is located atop a hill two kilometres above the Pakyong village, and is spread over 201 acres and also happens to be North-East India's first greenfield airport. © Twitter The airport is being hailed as a good measure to improve regional connectivity to Sikkim besides the rest of the North-Eastern states, thereby also improving tourism in the region. The first commercial flight to take off from the airport on 4th October will be a budget carrier SpiceJet plane that will fly between Kolkata and Pakyong. © Twitter The Pakyong Airport has been included in central government's UDAN scheme, whose objective is to “let the common citizen of the country fly” by making air travel affordable and accessible. People all over the country are excited about this newest pride of the country, that is said to be blessed with picturesque sights and will not only make travelling to Sikkim easier, but will also save time and money. Can't wait to book a flight to Sikkim soon!
  4. Often labelled as one of the most exciting and fiery draws in international cricket, the Super Four clash between India and Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup on 23rd September, failed to live up to the expectations, just like it did in the group stage earlier. Expected to be a livewire, Sunday's clash was nothing more than a damp squib. After a dismal show in the group-stage tie, the Pakistani cricket team was expected to take the field against India with more vigour, but it soon turned out to be yet another mediocre performance by Sarfraz Ahmed and his boys. Failing to negate the Indian bowlers, Pakistan crawled their way to a below-par total of 237 runs. And, while defending their score, Pakistan ran into the formidable opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who ensured India didn't break a sweat to secure an emphatic nine-wicket win. Making a mockery of Pakistan's bowling attack, Rohit and Dhawan looked in majestic touch during their record-breaking 210-run opening stand, that laid the foundation of India's triumph in Dubai. Arguably one of the most prolific opening pairs in the modern era, Rohit and Dhawan eclipsed the 201-run partnership between Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag (against New Zealand in 2009) to register the highest opening stand by an Indian pair in run-chases. © Reuters It was India's biggest opening partnership against Pakistan in ODIs. The opening pair of Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar previously held that record for their 159-run stand recorded in 1998. When it comes to the Asia Cup, the partnership between Rohit and Dhawan was also the highest opening stand in the history of the tournament. While Dhawan played a blistering knock of 114 runs before eventually being run-out in the latter stages of the game, Rohit remained unbeaten on 111 runs and cruised the Indian ship to a convincing victory. Though the Indian bowlers proved pivotal in the match, it was undoubtedly the 'Hitman & Gabbar Show' that completely nullified Pakistan. Ravi Shastri presents the Hitman & Gabbar Show. What happens when coach @RaviShastriOfc turns presenter and does a rendezvous with captain @ImRo45 & @SDhawan25 ? You wouldn't want to miss this - by @28anand ð¹ð¹https://t.co/M8N2oSkwhN pic.twitter.com/gkP4PaKDQJ — BCCI (@BCCI) September 24, 2018 But, giving India a flying start and hitting the opposition bowlers to all ends of the ground isn't the only thing that this Indian pair is good at. Batting together at the top for India over the years, Rohit and Dhawan share a good rapport and complement each other both on and off the field. Following their triumph over arch-rivals Pakistan, the Indian openers were seen engrossed in a candid chat with coach Ravi Shastri. In a video shot by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Shastri switched his role from being a coach to a presenter, as Rohit and Dhawan revealed inside secrets about each other. © Twitter/@BCCI The prolific form of Rohit and Dhawan has been pivotal in India's unbeaten run at the Asia Cup. While Dhawan has amassed 327 runs including two hundreds in four games, Rohit has slammed 269 runs including two fifties and a ton in the tournament. And, the fact that these two batsmen currently lead the list of top run-getters in this year's Asia Cup goes on to show how good they have been for India. The two marauding openers will once again be expected to carry the baton for India when they take on Afghanistan on 25th September. Having decimated Pakistan, Team India has virtually secured their berth for the tournament's final which is scheduled to take place on 28th September..
  5. Indian cricket fans trolling the losing team and gloating about their country's victory is expected, because it happens almost every time India wins. But, we should always expect the unexpected because life can surprise us at any moment. No, that last line wasn't meant to be philosophical or anything, it's basically just about the unexpected thing that happened after the India vs Pakistan match yesterday. After Pakistan suffered a thumping loss at the hands of the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team, the Pakistan fans joined the Indians to troll the hell out of their own country, and that's not something you see every day. Last week, we all saw how Indians trolled the hell out of Pakistan (https://www.mensxp.com/social-hits/news/47423-india-won-the-match-against-pakistan-and-indians-won-twitter-with-all-the-jokes-about-it.html )after India's victory and this time, the Pakistani fans were so disappointed that they joined in as well. Bas thoda sa. Bhai ab ghabra len? #PAKvIND @SarfarazA_54 @realshoaibmalik pic.twitter.com/WzCEaoP4cS — Rushna.Ch (@RushnaChoudhry) September 23, 2018 Okay then. I want to donate PCB and Pakistan Cricket Team in Dam Fund.#PAKvIND — Malik Danishðµð° (France ð«ð·) (@oyemal1k) September 23, 2018 Well done, man. Cameraman was playing better than Pakistani teamððâ¤#PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/daZtI2R3Ak — Latif Bugti (@latifbughti) September 23, 2018 Oh no. Our next match ð#PakvInd pic.twitter.com/GGVnXTujzf — Jiya ðµð° (@imjiyaa) September 23, 2018 So serious. "We Want Peace" ð GHABRANA NHI HAI! ð#AsiaCup2018 #PAKvIND #ImranKhanPrimeMinister pic.twitter.com/fUnvL9zwZT — POISON â»ð¤ (@Ashii_Javedd) September 23, 2018 Umm. @ImranKhanPTI @PTIofficial Despite being a big fan & voter of you i would like to remind you that being an Ex-Cricketer & World Cup Winner you must focus a little bit on the Pakistani Cricket Team after their poor performance in #PAKvIND in the #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/LfLZegUBU5 — Dr. Shahid Alam (@drshahidalam) September 23, 2018 Accurate. Pakistan journey in Asia Cup so far!! #PAKvIND #PakvsInd #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/VZ2iNrA7pc — UJ (@iUmayr) September 23, 2018 Sure it is. Aaj itna dill kr rha tha Dhoni ki helicopter shot ka but hmaray bowlers ko jahaaz bntay dekh liaðð blessing in disguise ð¤ #PAKvIND — pizzi ðµð° (@pizzi_khan_says) September 23, 2018 That's brutal. Iqbal tere in shaheeno ne aj phr zaleel krwa diyað#PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/pTxrvz03R1 — Ali Hamza (@k_hamxakhan) September 23, 2018 This is brutal as well. They batted Shit. They bowled Shit. They fielded Shit. Dropping 6 catches is not a bad luck. Its just poor performance.#PAKvIND — Talha (@talha33) September 23, 2018 It's good to be self-aware. One team that deserved to be out of Asia cup was Pakistan, not Afghanistan. Played like champions with a point to prove #AFGvBAN #PAKvIND — Adnan Khan (@adnankhans) September 23, 2018 Well, they have their priorities right. Now I pray that Pakistan lose the match against Bangladesh. I can't bear another lose against India.. Rip Cricket. #PAKvIND — malikshahzeb (@malikshahzeb8) September 24, 2018 Everyone is definitely loving the cameraman. Man of the Match award goes to Cameraman. #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/ExutZLhFDz — Farwa (@iamfarwaqamar) September 24, 2018 Wow. Pakistan's shaheen missile which they bragged a lot about before this match.#PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/auCBk8xyI9 — PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) September 23, 2018 That's probably exactly what he said. "Boys played well" bolne layak toh khelo saalo #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/r62BfcAAE7 — Asfand Yar (@AsFuU__) September 23, 2018 Wow, they brought back an old meme format. Life of a Pakistani Fan: Birth Lose matches to India Champions Trophy Final Yaad hai? Lose matches to India. Death.#PAKvIND — Prof. Moriarty (@DesiOptimystic) September 23, 2018 That's rough. Scorecard of so called world best bowling attack.#INDvPAK #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/Hk4LAJR4Sp — Kaushal Rajput (@kaushality) September 23, 2018 True. Pakistan After Dhawan's wicket fell. #INDvPAK #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/2fXq2prmca — Zaroon Aftab ð®ð³ (@me_Af74B) September 23, 2018
  6. The OnePlus 6T is slated to launch next month and the number one question in everyone's head is 'What will it look like?' Based on renders leaks, it was rumoured that OnePlus may adopt the water drop notch rather than the one we've already seen on the OnePlus 6. Turns out, that those renders and rumours may actually be true. © SlashLeaks A new poster that reveals the look of the OnePlus 6T was discovered by Slashleaks and it gives us a few details about the upcoming smartphone. The poster clearly shows the previously rumoured notch design and a new slogan 'Unlock The Speed'. The water-droplet design of the notch is quite reminiscent of the ones we've already seen on the Vivo V11 Pro and Oppo F9 Pro. It's not far fetched that OnePlus may have borrowed the design from its sister brands. © Twitter The other interesting feature the leaked poster may have confirmed would be the in-display fingerprint scanner. Previous rumours suggest that OnePlus may have borrowed the in-display unlocking feature from Vivo smartphones and may explain the usage of the word 'unlock'. © Twitter Other leaks and renders have suggested that the OnePlus 6T may sport a triple camera setup, however, it seems highly unlikely. The official teaser published by OnePlus shows only a dual camera setup and there's a high chance that a triple camera setup won't be included. As usual, we can neither confirm or deny if the leaked poster is either real or fake. We advise you to take these rumours with a grain of salt as nothing can be certain until the official launch. The OnePlus 6T is expected to launch on October 17th and we will only know for sure what the smartphone is all about, once it's unveiled officially. Source: SlashLeaks
  7. I started my fat loss journey when I was in college due to two things. First was to stop being teased for the way I looked and the second one being that I wanted to prove a point to everyone that it is you who is in charge of your own fitness if you are really serious about it. A lot of college dudes give a very similar reason to not go on a diet and focus on fat loss. The reason usually is that 'I cannot diet as it is EXPENSIVE.' This is a stupid reason and in this article, I will show you that if you really plan things well, setting up a fat loss diet is not that expensive. If you are a college-going student, there is a good chance that you have a slightly active lifestyle. The diet given below of 1700 kcals will benefit almost anyone who follows it. Certain dudes will have to increase or decrease their calorie intake due to individual factors. © Pixabay Let's assume you go to the college in the morning from 9 AM to 3 PM. Let's break down your day into 3 meals and 2 snacks. Breakfast - 1 whole egg + 3 egg whites + 1 banana or any other fruit Lunch - A chicken sandwich + 1 cold coffee Pre-workout - Half a scoop of Whey protein + 1 fruit Post-workout - Another half scoop of Whey + 200 ml double toned milk Dinner - Soya/Chicken Pulav made with 150 grams of chicken or 75 grams of soya chunks and some veggies Here is a calorie, macro and cost breakdown of the meal plan mentioned above: And before you go ahead and brand this as expensive, one coffee at Starbucks costs 350 rupees. © YouTube A couple of bonus tips: 1. Do not waste your money on supplements. Read this piece. 2. Give sleep an equal priority as that can screw your progress. Read this piece to optimize sleep. 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.
  8. Almost 15 months ago, the Indian cricket team and their fans were forced to endure a heartbreak after the 'Men in Blue' lost the 2017 Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. Patiently waiting for revenge, the Indian cricket team returned the favour after deriving an eight-wicket win in the group stage clash at the ongoing Asia Cup. The Pakistani side had an opportunity to peg India back in the Super Four tie on 23rd September, but Sarfraz Ahmed's men just couldn't negate the rampant sub-continent giants. Restricted to a mediocre total of 237 runs, the Pakistani side once again fell short against India who chased down the target with nine wickets and 63 deliveries to spare. It was India's second successive win against Pakistan in the tournament, one that allowed Rohit Sharma & co to carry on their unbeaten run in the ongoing Asia Cup. Whether it was their prolific bowling display or strong batting performance, Team India ticked all the boxes which understandably called for celebrations. View this post on Instagram Happy Birthday @a.t.rayudu What followed was a typical cake smash #TeamIndia style ð ð A post shared by Team India (@indiancricketteam) on Sep 23, 2018 at 12:49pm PDT If their emphatic win over Pakistan gave them a reason to celebrate, the fact that Ambati Rayudu was also celebrating his birthday on Sunday, further saw Team India letting their hair down in the dressing room. Already in a joyous mood after thrashing their arch-rivals, the Indian cricketers celebrated Rayudu's birthday in style. Leading the animated celebrations, MS Dhoni was seen smearing Rayudu's face with the birthday cake as other Indian players joined in. In a series of photos shared by the Indian team on Instagram, the players were seen having a gala time as Rayudu got a 'cake facial'. © Twitter/@BCCI Jasprit Bumrah (2-29), Yuzvendra Chahal (2-46) and Kuldeep Yadav (2-41) hunted in packs as the Pakistani batting line-up failed to post a competitive total on the board. Not many runs to contend with, the Pakistani pace battery ran into all sorts of trouble with both Rohit Sharma (111*) and Shikhar Dhawan (114) giving India a rock solid 210-run opening stand. It was a clinical win for Team India who have now virtually sealed their berth in the tournament's final scheduled to be held on 28th September. Having lost against India, Pakistan will be eager to produce a better performance against Bangladesh, when they lock horns on 26th September. On the other hand, India will be seen plying their trade against Afghanistan on 25th September.
  9. 12 Years ago, Google bought a little known operating system still in development by Android Inc which was later transformed into the leading OS in the world. Android was first unveiled in 2007 and launched officially in partnership with HTC on 23rd September 2008. Since 2011, Android has been the best-selling OS in the world and has over two billion active users today. It has the largest installed base of any operating system and today the Google Play store features over 3 million applications. The first smartphone that was available over the counter featuring Android was the HTC Dream, also known as the T-Mobile G1. In celebration of Android's 10th anniversary, here are 5 ways it changed our lives. Android Made Smartphones Affordable © MensXP Android as a platform is now offered by almost every technology company on the planet. Android launched as an alternative to Apple's iPhone which was priced exorbitantly even a decade ago. Android enabled companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, Samsung and many others to develop smartphones that could be sold at a much cheaper price. Being an open-source operating system, it let companies take advantage of Google's offering and deliver products that are now loved by consumers all over the world. Android Re-defined Customisation © Wikipedia Commons When Android first launched, it let users customise their home screen on the HTC Dream, a feature that was absent on the newly launched iPhone. It was a way for users to customise their home screen to their own liking, which was not a feature that Apple offered on the first iPhone. Apple later caught up with Android and today lets their users change the home and lock screen wallpaper. Android was also the first operating system to allow users to manage apps into folders which was later introduced by Apple to iOS. The open-source nature of the platform, also let developers and smartphone makers customise launchers, themes and tweak certain features that we still cannot do on iOS today. We Got Bigger Screens © BCCL Android-based devices started the trend of offering big screens even before it became the norm today. Android made it easier for smartphone makers to introduce larger screens at an early stage and today we cannot imagine smartphones having a 3-inch display. Larger screens meant a better internet browsing experience, better video content consumption and more real estate for managing apps and functions. Thanks to Android smartphones, Apple was forced to rethink their design ethos and started offering large-screen smartphones. Android Made Navigation Easy © Pexels Android introduced a dedicated Google Maps application to all devices which changed the way we navigate today. Google Maps on Android made it convenient and accessible to every user regardless of what device they were using. You no longer needed a fancy device for your car in order to use GPS to get around. Google Maps today can also be used to estimate your travel time enabling users to plan their journeys well in advance. It paved the way for companies like Uber and Ola and today we can't imagine travelling on the road or the streets without Google Maps if we don't know where we are. The App Factor © Reuters Even though Apple announced plans of launching the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, the HTC Dream already had a marketplace installed in the smartphone out of the box. It paved the way for the Android Market which was later renamed to Google Play. The rudimentary app store on the HTC Dream already let users download some games and applications. Today, the Play Store features over 3 millions applications that serve a variety of purposes. It may not be as good as Apple's App Store, however, it has come a long way ever since it was first introduced.
  10. One of the biggest names in international cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to weave his magic for the Indian cricket team. From his impeccable leadership skills to majestic batting display, Dhoni has aided his side more often than not. He might have drawn flak during the limited-overs series in England, but Dhoni of the old has been in full display in the ongoing Asia Cup. The Jharkhand skipper, in the absence of Virat Kohli, has been seen donning the role of Team India's mentor. And, on 23rd September, he notched up yet another personal feat after becoming the second most capped player for India across all formats. The 37-year-old played his 505th match for the country during the Super Four clash against Pakistan. © Reuters Marking his record outing with some brilliant work behind the stumps, Dhoni pipped great Rahul Dravid who had 504 caps for Team India in international cricket. Dhoni's appearance now places him right behind Sachin Tendulkar who currently leads the elite list with a record 664 international caps for India. Arguably the most experienced player in the 16-member squad at the Asia Cup, Dhoni's know-how of the game has been proving to be an ace in the pack for Team India that has remained unbeaten in the tournament, having decimated arch-rivals Pakistan in two successive clashes. © Reuters The Jharkhand cricketer boasts of an illustrious cricketing career. He has amassed over 10079 runs in ODIs, 4876 runs in Tests and 1487 runs in T20Is. While his batting prowess that once gave India teeth in the death overs might have dropped a notch, Dhoni's presence on the field has undoubtedly been a boon for his side. With India virtually securing their berth for the final, Dhoni's expertise will once again be needed for the sub-continent giants to successfully defend the Asia Cup title this year.
  11. Disclaimer: At MensXP Health we are neither against, nor for the usage of steroids. It's completely a personal choice. Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) or Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) are the bread and butter of many fitness professionals these days. Either they take them, or they give it to their clients, or a combination of the two happens. Well, the advantages are pretty obvious and when you learn of them, it is that magic solution you would love to be on. As you will put twice the muscle mass just sitting at home vs. someone who would slog their ass in the gym day in and day out as shown in the study by Bhasin et. al. and mentioned in this article. But That Is The Good Part. What About The Bad, And Even The Ugly? In this piece, I would be covering the harsh side-effects of taking these drugs that you should know of before deciding to jump on them. © YouTube 1. Acne Taking PEDs, especially testosterone, has almost everyone using it develop acne on their shoulders, chest, and back. This is because the hormones interfere with the pores of the skin. In certain cases, severe acne is also observed leaving permanent scars or marks in those affected areas. 2. Balding As some steroids increase testosterone, it leaves men more prone to a receding hairline or balding. Not everyone who takes steroids will experience balding but those who are already losing their hair or have a thin hairline will almost all the time go fully bald on the usage of anabolic steroids. 3. Testicles Shrink Due to the increase in testosterone by injecting, the balance of testosterone to estrogen (yes, men too have it) goes for a toss and this can lead to your testicles getting shrunk. This is one of the common side effects observed in a majority of constant users. 4. Testicular Atrophy Continuous usage of anabolic steroids has shown to completely shut down natural testosterone production which ultimately leads to hypogonadism aka testicular atrophy aka bye bye balls. 5. Development Of Breast Tissue Due to the increase in the estrogen levels due to the usage of some anabolic steroids, the mammary gland or the breast tissue develops and grows in size. When this happens, a lot of men develop the breast tissue and it can lead to the formation of man boobs and gyno. 6. Increased Risk Of Heart Disease A few side effects of steroid usage to the heart are enlargement of the heart, hardening of the arteries, higher blood pressure, and huge elevations in the artery-clogging cholesterol LDL. A certain degree of these side effects is commonly seen across the board. 7. Damaged Liver Certain steroids can cause damage to your liver on the same lines as that of heavy alcohol consumption. Very serious conditions are rare but they tend to happen in a certain percentage of heavy drug users. 8. Roid Rage Research has consistently shown that use of anabolic steroids can affect your personality and mood. A study showed that athletes who used anabolic steroids had a 20% higher risk of mood swings and depression. It can even result in an increase in aggression or rage. So these are just some of the side effects one may end up facing once they jump on gear or anabolic steroids. And long-term abuse has also resulted in permanent disabilities or in severe cases, death. Is The Risk Worth Taking? Not In My Opinion © Pixabay I hope this piece gives you adequate information about the bad and the ugly side of drug usage and help you make a more informed decision. 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.
  12. Who says love shouldn't be documented? Of course, it needs documentation and assurance every step of the way. After all, the right way to celebrate love is through writing your own story about it and nothing is more inspirational than a documentary on people being in love. It's a real time account of someone's struggle with an emotion that is so convoluted, that 'documenting' it in the right way is the only way to make others understand the true essence of it! (c)Jennifer Brea So, we have selected 5 of the best documentaries on 'love' you can watch with your significant other, to inspire each other to work hard on your relationship and never let the love fade away. If you do love someone or want to be with someone, these movies will definitely light up the way for you! (1) Crazy Love (2007) (c)Dan Klores 'Crazy Love' denotes the idea of mad and obsessive love and how it can completely break someone down. Not your typical run of the mill true life romantic watch but it does give you one stubborn reality check. The movie is based on the lives of Burt Pugach, a very successful New York based lawyer, who was smitten by the 20 year old Linda Riss, back in 1957. He woos her relentlessly until something terrible happens between them and he goes to prison for it! (c)Dan Klores The movie tells the beginning of a crazy relationship between the two lovers and doesn't really take us to the end because, lets' face it, a perfect love story doesn't really have an end! The film is romantic in a very messed up sort of way, where the depiction of actual 'crazy love' is elemental and the obsession between the two people is what gives it an edge. I am not going to reveal more, but definitely watch it to put Shah Rukh Khan from 'Darr' or Urmila Matondkar from 'Pyaar Tu Ne Kya Kiya' to shame! The soundtrack is excellent btw. Watch the trailer here (2) Meet The Patels (2014) (c)Getta V Patel Ravi V Patel The movie is directed by the Patel siblings -Geeta & Ravi and it explores the nuances of love and the idea of marriage in the Patel family, living in America. The film is an actual love triangle between love of Ravi's life and his parents and it's all caught on camera by his sister, Geeta. In what started as an innocent family vacation vide, became a hilarious account of Ravi's love life and his struggle to keep up with his immigrant family in a foreign land. Watch it for some laughs, real struggles Indian families go through in the West, while adjusting to the culture there and a lot of love, too. Watch the trailer here. (3) Autism In Love (2015) (c)Matt Fuller The movie is gripping and challenging to watch without a tear or two; so watch it with your partner to know what actually struggling in love feels like. The movie is about four adults with autism, who are in a relationship and the challenges they face to work really hard on their relationship. Dave and Lindsey, who have autism have been in a relationship with each other for almost 8 years and they decide to get married at the end of the film. The film focuses on how the disorder can jeopardise important characteristics of an intense relationship like communication and social interaction. The director has made the film as real as possible and has shown the lives of four autistic people, struggling with love, very closely. Watch the trailer here (4) Unrest (2017) (c)Jennifer Brea Will you ever stand by someone you truly love, if they fall really sick one day? Well, this documentary tells the tale of Jennifer Brea, a Harvard PhD, who was about to marry the love of her life when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, which is a lifelong illness that doesn't let you function as a normal human being. Jennifer brought out elements of compassion and empathy through her experiences with this illness and talked about resilience in the face of life-altering loss. She also talked about how it's important to fight something you're going through, physically and mentally, with the one person who you truly love and trust and how important their support is. Watch the trailer here (5) Love And Saucers (2017) (c)Brad Abrahams This one's one of my favourites. Do you believe in the Extra Terrestrial? Or aliens? Well, 72-year-old David Huggins surely does and he claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with some extra-terrestrial beings and one of them have been romantic in nature, with an extra-terrestrial woman! He has then documented and chronicled his affair with the beautiful alien, through numerous surreal impressionist paintings and also made a movie about it, to tell his tale! Definitely catch this one for some 'out of the world' romance! Watch the trailer here So, instead of cuing some sappy rom-coms, how about give real love a chance? Watch these documentaries with bae and have a great weekend.
  13. While watching a 'masala' pop movie is loved by all of us and re-runs of 'K3G' is like a Sunday jam we play on repeat, can we, for a moment, please praise the movies which are made in some of the most beautiful corners of this country and deserve our dire attention? It gives us immense pleasure in telling you that our official entry for the Oscars is not a big budget, 100-crore scraping movie, but a wonderfully made Assamese film called 'Village Rockstars'. The movie is helmed by Rima Das and follows the story of a 10-year-old boy who dreams of forming his own band and playing guitar. The movie also won a national award in the 'best feature film' category and won many accolodaes across the globe. With tears of joy and a feeling of pride, I humbly accept this news. #VillageRockstars is India's official entry for the #Oscars ! Let that sink in ð https://t.co/CoprRkBT50 — rima das (@rimadasFilm) September 22, 2018 Congratulations have been pouring in for the team for this happy piece of news. Selecting Village Rockstars was a well-calculated decision, because it ticks every box. It's a film rooted in India, has an international appeal and works beautifully at every level-@ananthmahadevan https://t.co/fW4x372O6H — Fenil Seta (@fenil_seta) September 23, 2018 Huge congratulations to @rimadasFilm for her film #VillageRockstars being selected as India's Entry to #Oscars2019.. How proud I am of you Rima ðððð¤ð¤ first after a long a film worthy has been selected. Thanks to the Selection Committee. — Adil hussain (@_AdilHussain) September 22, 2018 Congratulations to the talented (and funny) @rimadasFilm! Her lovely film Village Rockstars is India's entry for the Oscars. More power to you Rima. — Vaishali Sinha (@VaishaliSinha) September 22, 2018 I still remember my conversation with @rimadasFilm at @Festival_Cannes I had seen pieces of #VillageRockstars and told her and @siffcy @Jitendra_siffcy that its a matter of time when you will walk up to the #Oscar19 and change the World. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ https://t.co/2DMiKUaLcZ — Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) September 22, 2018 Finally a movie which captures the essence of our roots and tells a narrative straight out of the interiors of our country will represent us. Looks like cinema is evolving now!
  14. It doesn't matter what generation you belong to; there's a high chance that you have watched 'Friends' and you love it as well! You can impersonate Phoebe's singing skills, and ensure Monica's OCD like no one's business, right? © NBC Well, guess what, if you were thinking how people in all generations of your family love the iconic show so much, then the fact is that it actually turned a whopping 24 year old today! Yes! People on social media are having a mini nostalgic meltdown today. Oh. My. God. It's been 24 years since #Friends aired. Could I BE more thankful for this show? pic.twitter.com/lW4IB2KxZU — Samantha ð (@samantha_167) September 23, 2018 24 years ago Friends premiered for first time ever Wow! I wasn't born until 2 years after but it still is one of my all time favorite shows ever! It contains something so magical that many shows lack & changed what a tv show could really encompass #Friends I'll Be There For You pic.twitter.com/SQvU7g4Os0 — Amy (@musicalways14) September 23, 2018 I am sure you suddenly feel very old right now but in a good way. 24 years ago the world was changed for the better #friends pic.twitter.com/CyDkhWBxmz — Logan Chisholm (@lmchisholmm) September 23, 2018 WE WERE ON A BREAK! #friends My fav show aired 24 years agoð­ I mean... I'm almost that old. — Maria (@simplymarialara) September 23, 2018 24 years ago today, the world was blessed with the most iconic (and my all-time favorite) show ever & the rest, as they say, is history. @FriendsTV pic.twitter.com/U4OGfdQ5cz — Charu Misra (@charumisra) September 23, 2018 Following the lives of this group of reckless crazy group has been super fun and taught us many life lessons in friendship and love. Cheers to the show who gave rise to many more shows that tried to catch on this concept, but sucked anyway. 'Friends' will always be there for you! Okay, I'll return to my binge watch marathon now.
  15. You know why you clicked on this story, don't you? If you are not sure, then let's just say that perhaps something about this article's headline resonated with you. Or maybe you came here to confirm your notions on the subject or even to critique it. All the same, for a major percentage of you reading this, the most pressing reason would have been the four words written in quotes in the headline - which is something every other Indian guy has grown up listening to, a number of times, from a number of people. © Vinod Chopra Films Frankly, no one's to blame for this passion that plagues most of the middle-class households in the country, regardless of where you are located. This statement is a loose translation for middle-class aspirations, to climb up the social ladder based on the “pride, respect and financial independence” this career offers/ed and promises/ed. However, when we look around at our engineer friends and acquaintances, or even the job market for that matter, each of them paint a very different picture. Yet, our elders somehow always manage to overlook these realities or rather manage to “look at the brighter side of things”, as they say. © Vinod Chopra Films But we are not here to discuss the pros and cons of this career choice, rather we are here to set a premise as to why our society needs to move beyond its obsession with scientific intelligence and instead, give equal encouragement to a healthy philosophical and literary bend of mind amongst the youth. While there's no denying the fact that scientists and engineers may be one of the major building blocks of the society, it also needs to be acknowledged that civilisations would cease to exist if creative fields are to be disregarded and the expressions curbed. © Thinkstock So, when we say that parents should take a break from “humara beta toh engineer banega”, what we are also trying to say is that, it's time they stopped saying things like, “arts toh below average students lete hain”, “actor banke nautanki karoge?”, “baker matlab halwai banna chahte ho?”, yada yada. What this implies is that anybody who is more inclined towards science will somehow be more successful in life, while any other alternative choice of career cannot be trusted to stand the test of time and help build a life of comfort and abundance. © Pexels Yes, times are changing. Yes, we have come a long way and yes, it is true that lots of parents have now become more accepting of alternative career choices, but the majority of them are still not convinced. So while they continue to overlook the perpetual need and the growth prospects of the creative fields, let's consider taking a look at the facts that might convince the likes of them. It is no news that the creative fields expand people's horizon. They allow us to look beyond the obvious, dig deeper and not go by the face value of things. People in these fields like to question everything and build strong instincts by expanding their knowledge. © Pexels Moreover, every society needs people who can think clearly, accommodate multiple perspectives and rise above the differences to reach a consensus that suits them all. Creative fields encourage critical thinking and equip people to unearth the layers of meaning hidden behind an obvious looking artefact and prove their point too. Not just that, people in such fields are also more welcoming of other cultures and beliefs, because they wish to know more and take all the positive aspects of different cultures to share with the world. © Pexels A lot of poignant pieces of literature, cinema, paintings, culinary explorations and the likes have constantly opened gates for interactions and exchange of ideas across borders and even continents, stepping over language barriers and cultural differences. These are other forms of discoveries which help the society to grow and evolve into a wholesome and compassionate entity. So, perhaps it wouldn't be wrong to say it's high time the break was announced, and we witnessed more transformations like Viru Sahastrabudhhe's character underwent in '3 Idiots'. © UTV Motion Pictures This would not only save hundreds of lives burdened by societal (at times parental too) expectations and from eventually crumbling under it, but also prevent the ruthless murder of thousands of dreams, something that is so prevalent in many households in the name of job security and future prospects.
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