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  1. Indian parents are a different league altogether and I bet you'd agree with me. If you haven't had a 'chappal' swung at you, have you even had a memorable childhood? From being savage to making sure you're the laughing stock of the family, Indian parents are a league apart and this Indian guy's tweet is stated testimony. via GIPHY Siddhu, a Twitter user (@cheekyponnama), talked about how his mother liked keeping his picture in her wallet, all the time. The lad got mighty emotional when he saw his picture in her wallet and went on to Tweet about it. But what he didn't expect was the answer that came as a surprise to him and really put him in his place with his mother's savage comeback. My mum has a photo of me in her wallet and not of my siblings. She said whenever she faces an obstacle, she looks at my photo and the problem disappears. I felt really touched till she said, she also tells herself, “what other problem can be bigger than this one?” ð¥ð¥ð¥ — Siddhu (@cheekyponnama) 17 February 2019 He realised what she was trying to say only when she finished her sentence. Ouch! 'She said whenever she faces an obstacle, she looks at my photo and the problem disappears,' he wrote. 'I felt really touched till she said, she also tells herself, “what other problem can be bigger than this one?' Now do you have a clearer understanding of what Indian mothers, if not parents, are like? They definitely love adding more fuel to fire, just so they can have some fun at your expense. Siddhu's Tweet went viral and people on the internet reacted to it. Savagery of savageries! I stan for your mom! pic.twitter.com/0nx18iAuLr — Duchess King Goshen ð DKG™ï¸ (@arrahdasoul) 19 February 2019 Reminds me of this pic.twitter.com/9smJNqL2jr — ðð¤ (@christinamagma) 20 February 2019 Damn, mama pic.twitter.com/yOiHUjmoxf — Vanyeetus Deletus (@VanthePapaya) 18 February 2019 Damn, Exactly what my mom did. Thanks for remind me hahaha — Arief Rahman (@AriefRptm) 19 February 2019 Siddhu, so far those who agrees with you are First born, those were d days but not in this generation even if you contribute to the family the most. All parents in their hearts, love their children all the same. This is facts. — Diamond Wong (@diamondwong) 18 February 2019 So, the next time you get excited about something good your parents have done for you, make sure you hear out the entire story first!
  2. Aero India is a biennial event happening in India since 1996, and the program has slowly gained a lot of momentum. These trade shows are a perfect platform for companies to show-off their offerings, and in a rapidly developing market like India, the possibilities are limitless. While India has shared deeper roots with the then-USSR in terms of defence and aviation acquisitions, the tides are slowly turning. India is among the top defence equipment importers in the world, and with nascent domestic aviation manufacturing, targeting India as a potential customer is natural. For the aviation geeks out there, the show is a mesmerising experience. Not only does it offer newer civilian aircraft, but also demonstrates the capability of India's armed forces. This year, more than fifty aircrafts were on static display at Aero India. Aerobatic performances were held by numerous aircrafts, and we've listed down our favourites. 1. Dassault Rafale © MensXP / Shivam Vahia The Rafale has become a household name in India now, but keeping aside the political controversies, it is among the most capable multirole fighter planes out there. It can perform air superiority, reconnaissance, ground support, as well as nuclear deterrence. The French Air Force primarily operates it, and Indian Air Force has placed an order of 36 aircraft. © MensXP / Shivam Vahia The French Air Force (regionally called Armée de l'air) brought a couple of their Rafale's at Aero India, and they undoubtedly attracted the most people. The delta wing design provides higher maneuverability and the jet can reach a maximum speed of Mach 1.8 (1,900 km/h). It can also go as slow as 213km/h and take off as well as land on aircraft carriers. It is a symbol of French engineering and carries forward the legacy of Dassault's Mirage 2000 jets. 2. Sukhoi 30MKI © MensXP / Shivam Vahia It is a 4.5-generation air superiority aircraft developed by Russia and India has more than 250 of them in service. With state of the art avionics and thrust vectoring nozzles, it can perform a cobra manoeuvre in which it suddenly raises the nose momentarily to the vertical position and slightly beyond. This lets it reduce air speed instantly, providing an edge in air-to-air combat. © MensXP / Shivam Vahia The Indian variant can carry a BrahMos supersonic missile and employs a variety of weapons for ground-based offensive as well. It can also fly at double the speed of sound and pick up enemy at ranges in excess of 200kms. 3. LCA Tejas © MensXP / Shivam Vahia It is an indigenously developed aircraft and the first squadron was raised in July 2016. The complete structure is made of composite materials to reduce weight and increase performance. Just like the Rafale, it has a delta wing design for increased maneuverability. The air show depicted its exceedingly high rate of climb along with sharp turns to provide an edge in air-to-air combat. It features a complete glass cockpit along with a heads-up display and fly by wire technology for simpler handling. Aero India 2019 dazzled when Tejas rose to the sky, thundering amidst the much hyped Rafale and staple warhorse Sukhoi. 4. C17 Globemaster III © MensXP / Shivam Vahia Transport aircrafts like the C17 were another spectacular sight. United States Air Force brought their giant from Pearl Harbour, along with the P-8I Poseidon. The plane is made by Boeing and features four engines that enable it to carry more than 77,000 kgs of cargo. © MensXP / Shivam Vahia The plane has multiple roles and can perform troop drop, strategic airlifting as well as relief operations. The Indian Air Force currently has 10 of these and they play a crucial role in maintaining logistics supply to the remote parts of the country. 5. Airbus A330neo © MensXP / Shivam Vahia The Airbus A320neo have become a common sight in India thanks to a huge operational fleet of IndiGo, GoAir, Vistara, and Air India. The A330 is a wide-body aircraft that can carry up to 400 people in a single class configuration. The "NEO" stands for New Engine Option and new Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines are extremely efficient in terms of operating costs. So far, only three have been built and the first scheduled flight of the A330 will be operated to Mumbai. The cockpit looks very similar to the A350 and the two share a lot of common design elements.
  3. There are just 5 teams that have won a whopping 50 NBA championships so far. Here's a look at the list of teams including Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Sant Antonio Spurs and more.
  4. Playing with electronic gadgets is fun. What if we tell you that the world of electronic gadgets and grooming is a wonderful place to be in? Here's a list of grooming gadgets that you should have in your kit. 1. Beard Trimmer © Amazon If you still shave your beard, it's time you explore the wonderful world of trimming. You might never want to come back. A trimmer works like magic in getting rid of the unwanted whiffs without scarring the face.You'll also be surprised by the flawless finish a trimmer gives. 2. Nose, Ear And Eyebrow Hair Trimmer © Amazon Now this one looks very different from the usual trimmers. You need these to get to to the nooks and crannies that a regular trimmer won't reach. Just use the trimmer to get all the irritated crop out. 3. Body Trimmer © Amazon One of the golden rules for using a trimmer is that the one you use for your face should be different from the one you use for the body. And honestly a trimmer is any day better than razor in giving you a smooth torso and other parts of your body. 4. Electric Flosser © Amazon An electric flosser gets those inside debris that a toothbrush can't. It works by way of ejecting water stream in your teeth that cleans the teeth with the help of the pressure involved. 5. Electric Toothbrush © Amazon An electric toothbrush works by way of a battery that operates and makes the bristles circle around your teeth. The cleaning is much faster and and steadier than it is manually. 6. Cleansing Brush © Amazon A cleansing brush is a gadget that works as a face bristle to clean your face and get rid of the dead skin cells from your face. It also reaches the skin beneath your beard and prevents painful ingrown hair. 7. Hair Dryer © Amazon Hair dryer is one of the most important gadgets that you should have in your kit. Be it the bed hair, the frizzy hair or the whiff, all of these can be styled with a hair dryer.
  5. Sophie Turner aka our beloved Sansa Stark rang in her 23rd birthday just like you'd expect her to. Her beloved friends and fiancé threw her a lavish surprise birthday party in British style and needless to say, it looked dope. View this post on Instagram Jophieeee ðð Sophie's Birthday ð . Follow @JonasBrothers.cl for more info . . #JoeJonas #Joe #SophieTurner #JJ #JosephJonas #Jophie #DNCE #Jonas #KevinJonas #Kevin #DanielleJonas #KJ #Kenielle #KJ2 #NickJonas #Nick #PriyankaChopra #NJ #NP #Prick #NickYanka #Jonas #JonasBrothers #JonasBrothersChile #JonasCl A post shared by JONAS BROTHERS CL (@jonasbrothers.cl) on Feb 21, 2019 at 2:35am PST The guest list included the Jonas family obviously, her new sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra and even Paris Hilton. View this post on Instagram HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE FABULOUS @sophiet ððâ¤ï¸ . . Follow @JonasBrothers.cl for more info . . #JoeJonas #Joe #SophieTurner #JJ #JosephJonas #Jophie #DNCE #Jonas #KevinJonas #Kevin #DanielleJonas #KJ #Kenielle #KJ2 #NickJonas #Nick #PriyankaChopra #NJ #NP #Prick #NickYanka #Jonas #JonasBrothers #JonasBrothersChile #JonasCl #birthday #birthdaygirl #got #sansastark #bday A post shared by JONAS BROTHERS CL (@jonasbrothers.cl) on Feb 21, 2019 at 12:39am PST View this post on Instagram More of NP yesterday night at @sophiet birthday party ð¤©ð¤£ Btw Pri and @parishilton goals ð¤ð¤£ #MrAndMrsJonas . . . @jamesshippjr #PriyankaChopra #NickJonas #PriyankaWedsNick #NickPriyankaWedding #NickWedsPriyanka #Priyanka #PeeCee #Bollywood #FamilyJonas #PriyankaNickWedding #Hollywood #MissWorld2000 #PriyankaChopraJonas #Queen #PiggyChops #Nickyanka #Prick #Niyanka #love #NP #NP_globaldomination #TheSkyIsPink #Priyonce @np_globaldomination #queenofbollywood #jiju #desigirl #lovebirds A post shared by NP globaldomination (@np_globaldomination) on Feb 21, 2019 at 3:39am PST Everyone let their hair down and Sophie rocked the dance floor in her own style. View this post on Instagram You know it's a good party when you have to take off your shoes 𤩠@priyankachopra living her best lifeâ¤â¤ The other side of @nickjonas story ð¥ #MrAndMrsJonas . . . @joejonas #PriyankaChopra #NickJonas #PriyankaWedsNick #NickPriyankaWedding #NickWedsPriyanka #Priyanka #PeeCee #Bollywood #FamilyJonas #PriyankaNickWedding #Hollywood #MissWorld2000 #PriyankaChopraJonas #Queen #PiggyChops #Nickyanka #Prick #Niyanka #love #NP #NP_globaldomination #TheSkyIsPink #Priyonce @np_globaldomination #queenofbollywood #jiju #desigirl #lovebirds A post shared by NP globaldomination (@np_globaldomination) on Feb 21, 2019 at 1:43pm PST View this post on Instagram 21 FEBRUARY 2019- @sophiet 23rd bday celebrations 𥳠(spot Nickyanka) . . . @priyankachopra @nickjonas #nickjonas #jicknonas #pcj ##priyankajonas #priyankachoprajonas #priyankachopra #peecee #niyanka #nickyanka #prick #np #njpc #piggychops #mrandmrsjonas A post shared by Mr & Mrs Jonas ð (@nickyankajonas) on Feb 21, 2019 at 2:49am PST Priyanka had a very special birthday wish for Sophie, who was also her bridesmaid and is a very close friend of hers as well now. View this post on Instagram To one of the most beautiful, fun people I've known. Happy birthday @sophiet you are loved! I can't wait to see you as a bride. You will be stunning! Have a brilliant year love.. #jsisters 4eva! â¤ï¸ð @joejonas you r the most thoughtful! Last night was epic. A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on Feb 21, 2019 at 8:57pm PST View this post on Instagram YASS ð #Repost Happy Birthday @sophiet ! We love you @joejonas ! So Happy for both of you! Can't wait till the wedding! What a night ! . . Follow @JonasBrothers.cl for more info . . #JoeJonas #Joe #SophieTurner #JJ #JosephJonas #Jophie #DNCE #Jonas #KevinJonas #Kevin #DanielleJonas #KJ #Kenielle #KJ2 #NickJonas #Nick #PriyankaChopra #NJ #NP #Prick #NickYanka #Jonas #JonasBrothers #JonasBrothersChile #JonasCl A post shared by JONAS BROTHERS CL (@jonasbrothers.cl) on Feb 21, 2019 at 12:11pm PST Sophie will now be seen in the final season of the insanely awaited 'Game Of Thrones' which will premiere in April. Priyanka is gearing up for next release 'Sky Is Pink' and is currently being seen in 'Isn't It Romantic'.
  6. The Samsung Galaxy S10E was announced two days ago in San Francisco and its time for the smartphone to debut in India. The South Korean giant has opened pre-bookings of the Galaxy S smartphones on its official website and if you want to know more about the smartphone, you can read all about it here. The Galaxy S10/S10+ and S10E will be available to purchase in India from 8th March 2019 on and customers can already pre-book the smartphone on the official Samsung website. The higher memory variants on Galaxy S10+ will be available in the ceramic finish. Galaxy S10+ will be available in 1 TB, 512GB and 128 GB storage variants and will be priced at INR 1,17,900, INR 91,900 and INR 73,900 respectively. The 1TB and the 512GB variant will come in the ceramic white and black colours. The 128GB will be available in prism black, white and blue colours. The 1 TB and 512 GB variants are being offered in luxurious, ceramic white and ceramic black colours respectively, while the 128 GB variant will come in premium prism black, prism white and prism blue colours. The 512GB variant of Galaxy S10 will be priced at INR 84,900 and will be available in prism white colour, whereas the 128 GB variant will be offered for INR 66,900 in prism black, prism white and prism blue colours. Further, Galaxy S10e comes with only 128 GB storage variant in prism black and prism white colours. It will be priced at INR 55,900. Consumers who pre-order the Galaxy S10 can also purchase either the Galaxy Watch For Rs 9,999 or the Galaxy Buds for Rs 2,999. Galaxy Watch currently retails at INR 29,990 and Galaxy Buds retails at INR 9,990. Just to wrap all the pricing, here are the different pricing brackets for the Galaxy S10/S10+ and S10E: Galaxy S10e (6GB RAM+128 GB Storage) - â¹55,900. Galaxy S10 (8GB RAM+128 GB Storage) Galaxy S10 â¹66,900 (8GB RAM+512GB Storage) - â¹84,900. Galaxy S10+ (8GB RAM+128 Storage) - â¹73,900, Galaxy S10+ (8GB RAM+512 Storage) - â¹91,900. Galaxy S10+ Ceramic (12GB RAM + 1TB Storage) - â¹1,17,900. Galaxy Buds - Rs 9,990
  7. While a few of the cricket pundits are adamant to boycott Pakistan during the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 without considering the plausible long-term consequences for the brilliant athletes such as Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah who have helped built one of the most talented cricket teams in the history of Indian cricket, the Indian National Olympic Committee (NOC) have already taken a major step towards cutting all relations with the neighbouring country. During the 34th edition of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup, currently taking place in New Delhi, India decided to refuse visas to two of the Pakistani shooters in GM Bashir and Khalil Ahmed. The ban comes as a response to the unfortunate suicide bombing in the Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir, the credit for which was taken by the notorious terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed. © Reuters However, according to clause 6 under the Fundamental Principles of Olympism in the Olympic Charter, every Olympian enjoys a set of 'rights' and 'freedoms' what shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as race, colour, ***, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. In other words, Even though the political scenario between India and Pakistan, no matter how strenuous it may be, should have no effect on the olympic athletes belonging from either of the countries. Clearly having violated the mandate, the International Olympic Committee has decided to not indulge with friendly talks with the Indian NOC with regards to providing the rights for hosting future Olympic events in the country, “until and unless a written clearance from the government is obtained”. The hasty decision to ban the Pakistani shooters from participating in the ISSF World Cup, might seem to be justified in the eyes of a lot of us who are scarred by the forlorn incident but it could have massive repercussions for the Indian athletes in the future. © Reuters First of all, for a country as diverse as India with a huge number of fans for nearly every Olympic sport, it is crucial to continue to host major events like the ISSF World Cup. Eventually, we will have to give in to the Olympic Charter if we wish to be associated with the greatest sporting platform, period, thereby completely negating the the value of their ongoing protest. Secondly, if push comes to shove, the IOC will not even think twice before banning India as a whole as they did Russia in 2018, taking away the rights of the country to hoist their flags during the tournament and sing their national anthem. For a country that sends one of the biggest contingents to the historical tournament with national teams and individuals preparing for years to get that one shot, an international ban would not only result in a lost opportunity but also the loss of potential earnings. India doesn't lack in athletes who are trying to make ends meet. Taking away an opportunity like this would only bring hardships and struggles to the people of India. The protest then, would be the last thing on our minds.
  8. Samsung has officially unveiled that Galaxy S10 in which there's also a 5G model for the upcoming services that will be rolled out in the U.S. soon. As 5G becomes more readily available, we will see more smartphones with new wireless tech including in phones from OnePlus and other manufacturers. © YouTube However, this is not enough for the U.S. President Donald Trump as he urged wireless carriers to deploy G and "6G" networks "as soon as possible,” What President Trump forgot to check was that 6G tech does not exist at the moment. "I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible," Trump wrote on Twitter this morning. "It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.” I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on......... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019 In a second tweet, Trump said that 5G and 6G are "so obviously the future.” 5G is being rolled out sooner than expected and users on a 5G network can download an episode of Game of Thrones in minutes. 5G will also enable users to stream games from the cloud on their devices without any lag. 5G will also let users communicate with each other via 4K video. © BCCL Trump's tweet comes after concerns that Chinese companies like Huawei are ahead of US companies at developing 5G tech. However, Trump's demand for 6G technology is quite baffling as 6G doesn't even exist as a concept, not even in theory. 6G wireless technology, if it even exists, is years away from being implemented in real life. However, Trump's tweet me just be a subtle push for US companies to get a head start on 6G tech.
  9. The much-awaited comic caper of the year, 'Total Dhamaal', has finally released and hit the theatres today. This is the third instalment of the hilarious 'Dhamaal' series and the first reactions to the movie are already out. So the majority of the votes call it a baseless comedy (it's no rocket science to know that really) but still it's a must-watch because it is hilarious. #TotalDhamaal is brainless and nonsense... But it entertains you big time... Oh man I never laughed like this form quite some time.. Just hilarious.. @ajaydevgn pic.twitter.com/1EB8R5yUxn — Jyoti jangid (@Jyotijangid11) February 22, 2019 Total dhamaal full on entertainment Zabardast Comedy with Humour ka Zordaar Tadka #Runforit #TotalDhamaal — Bhagchand kumawat (@Bhagchandkumaw2) February 22, 2019 One of the main reasons besides the star cast that the movie is doing so well is Indra Kumar's direction and the fact that there has been no family entertainment in the biggest time. Still struggling to set a weekend plan??watch #TotalDhamaal... it's a total family entertainer. Laughed my guts out. Go with family or friends...trust me you will not be disappointed ð — MariamK (@MariamK59) February 21, 2019 #TotalDhamaal is a complete package of family entertaining movie. And you've to take your kids for this movie bcoz they will crazily laugh out loud. And who doesn't want to see the million dollar expressions. @foxstarhindi @ADFFilms #TotalDhamaalReview @RelianceEnt — Sourabh Das (@sourabhdas90) February 22, 2019 So when you watch a comedy movie, which is mainly based on slapstick humour, you allow the storyline to get a pass. Seems like 'Total Dhamaal' has lived up to its franchise's name. Despite flaws, and a few over the top sequences, #TotalDhamaal is a fair clean entertainer that can be enjoyed with the entire family. It's definitely an improvement over #DoubleDhamaal. Should cruise past the Rs 100 crore mark as per my understanding! 3 Stars! #TotalDhamaal — Himesh (@HimeshMankad) February 22, 2019 #TotalDhamaal #onewordreview: blockbuster ð£ð£ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥ Superstar #ajaydevgn come with another blockbuster!!#AnilKapoor #MadhuriDixit #Riteishd #ArshadWarsi #jaavedjaaferi #imsanjaimishra they're too good! 4.5/5 ððððð pic.twitter.com/3pHnKWJHft — #TotalDhamaal (@JangidGulab) February 22, 2019 Looks like we all need a good weekend plan now. The movie is already being predicted to cross the Rs 100-crore mark, so make sure you have a plan in place for a chilled out weekend.
  10. It was a big day for the Indian Air Force at Aero India 2019, as India's very own self-made fighter jet whizzed through the sunny skies demonstrating India's military prowess and strength. Called the Light Combat Aircraft or LCA Tejas, the fighter jet is all set to join our forces guarding the skies as it was given the nod of operational clearance to be included in the Air Force. Unveiled for the public yesterday at the Aero India 2019 show, CEMILAC presented the weaponised jet's operational clearance certificate to Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff, at the ceremony. Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of LCA Tejas MK I for Indian Air Force https://t.co/uvYB5u0IQW @DefenceMinIndia @AeroIndiashow @PIB_India @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/RbK0j7Nsjo — DRDO (@DRDO_India) February 20, 2019 Apart from carrying out attacks and aiding defences on the Indian side, Tejas can deliver weapons too with easy precision. Additionally, "LCA Tejas performed air-to-ground attacks and air-to-air refuelling at IAF's Vayu Shakti air display at Pokhran in Rajasthan on February 16," Marshal Dhanoa told the media. Flying of LCA Tejas by Chief of the Army Staff & Principal Scientific Adviser to GoI https://t.co/FrhWEGLZ6y pic.twitter.com/dfLGdPC1Zv — DRDO (@DRDO_India) February 21, 2019 The operational clearance also marks a great day for Indian aeronautical engineers, scientists and defense industry because not only does Tejas make our forces more powerful and therefore more confident, but it also proves that India continues to become more self-sufficient with every passing day. Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat who took a sortie in Tejas, said thus sharing his experience on flying the jet, “flight in LCA Tejas was an experience of a lifetime. From what I could witness, avionics are very good, it's targeting is very good. It's a wonderful aircraft if it gets added to inventory it will increase our air power." Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat was flown in trainer version of DRDO's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to demonstrate operational capabilities of the aircraft during #AeroIndia2019 at Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/sdP0fwv3iE — All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) February 21, 2019 The event also touched a few cords when the Indian Air Force's aerobatic team came together in the 'Missing Man' formation to pay homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who christened the LCA “Tejas”. The formation also honoured Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, who lost his life after a mid-air collision during the rehearsals for Aero India air show just a day before the ceremony. They did pay a fitting tribute. The missing man formation at #Aeroindia2019. pic.twitter.com/teBST43gg9 — Meghna Girish (@megirish2001) February 20, 2019
  11. The freezing winter winds have begun to taper off, and we are gradually pootling towards the dog days! The summer season gives you the opportunity to boast off the fashionista that resides inside you and naturally demands a trendy wardrobe upgrade. Whether you are someone who likes to be in style at all times or someone who buys clothes just for the sake of keeping oneself sheathed, there's one thing that you'd all agree to - summers call for fine quality cotton clothes! Cotton is the go-to summer fabric and makes for a godsend during those blazing hot days when your skin is longing for air and comfort. However, most men don't always pay heed to the fact that cotton too has plenty of variants, a popular one being organic cotton. The environment is chock-a-block with a myriad of resources which are there to sustain us. But, in order to get easy and faster solutions, we humans often end up over-utilizing these resources, more often than not causing unnecessary harm which in turn could lead to their depletion. So to combat this, the environmentalists have come up with various methods, one such being organic farming. Organic production benefits the environment (and us!) for it renews the soil, and helps maintain its fertility. At the same time, it limits the use of toxic chemical fertilizers or pesticides which are known to have an adverse impact on soil, air, water, and human health. So, as you decide to shop for clothes this summer season, there's one thing that you must keep in mind, and swear by - laying out your bucks on garms which are crafted out of 100% organic cotton. And as such, if you are all set to make a shift to organic cotton clothing, or wish to learn about this variant of cotton, here is an all-inclusive guide for you: What Is Organic Cotton? © Unsplash It does not happen as often that one pays heed to the environment and its health while laying out money on clothes. But while fashion and clothes would come and go, Mother Nature should sustain (well, we hope at least!). As such, it becomes important that we start giving it the attention that it deserves, and do our bit in preserving it. The fact that a large population of farmers around the globe employ synthetic methods and products to speed up the cultivation process, and to ensure that the crop comes out good, is something which is not as scandalizing as it used to be. Organic cotton is a result of that. It is a type of cotton which is cultivated without the use of any chemical fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, or pesticides, and its production involves no other artificial inputs. The fact that organic cotton is kept sheathed from any exposure to toxic chemicals is what ensures its purity, which in itself makes it healthy, as well as environment-friendly. What Are The Benefits Of Organic Cotton? © Unsplash When we talk about the diverse variants of cotton, the most common distinguishing factors remain confined to the quality of fabric, and how comfortable it feels on the skin. However, when it comes to organic cotton, there are more factors attached, the major ones being the environment-friendly properties that it is packed with. There are a number of reasons why you should invest in garments crafted out of organic cotton, some of which are as follows- 1. It is the most environment-friendly fabric: As the farmers do not make use of any artificial inputs in the production of organic cotton, this variant safeguards the soil from any sort of chemical abuse and helps itl retain its fertility. 2. It is smooth and lightweight: Be it organic cotton t shirts, briefs or anything else, articles which are crafted out of this type of cotton feel exceptionally light as well as smooth on the skin. This is owed to the fact that the organic treatment of this type of cotton ensures that it retains its natural wax which contributes to its smoothness. 3. It ensures better colour and sweat absorption: Organic cotton is packed with natural wicking properties, which in turn helps in better dye absorption during the later stages of textile production. Also, the products which are crafted out of this type of cotton are better at absorbing sweat. 4. It prevents possible skin allergies: Since no chemicals are used in its production, organically farmed cotton automatically reduces the chances of any chemical-induced allergies on the skin. 5. It is safe to work with: The farmers who work in cotton fields are vulnerable to the ill-effects of the chemical substance' which in turn can affect their well-being. Since organic cotton cultivation makes no use of such potentially toxic chemicals, the workers, as well as their families, stay out of harm's way! How Is Organic Cotton Better Than Regular Cotton? © Pexels What comes to your mind when someone says COTTON? A white ball of fluff! Isn't it? Most of us don't pay much heed to the variety that exists in cotton, which is sundry, and our idea of it is often confined to a basic definition. Most cotton garments that we invest in are made out of regular cotton, which is usually available at relatively pocket--friendly rates. However, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that there are a few differences between organic cotton and regular cotton, which are not only bound to its texture and feel, but also to ways in which they affect the environment. When it comes to quality, organic cotton is a lot more smoother as compared to regular cotton, and feels lighter on the body. The clothes which are made out of organic cotton are airy, which ensures that your skin is able to breathe sufficiently at all times, making them a perfect investment for the blazing hot summer days. Bearing in mind its impacts on the environment, there is no dearth of reasons which prove that organic cotton is a lot more eco-friendly than regular cotton. To begin with, the use of natural fertilizers ascertains that the soil quality is not compromised upon, and that it retains its nutrients. Organic cotton farming also contributes to water conservation, for 80% of its water usage is relied upon rainwater. Another factor which gives organic cotton an edge over regular cotton is that it is skin-friendly. Regular cotton, on that other hand, is chemically farmed. This may not suit all skin types, and induce allergies for many. Organic cotton producers makes sure that your health is not at stake, and that you remain devoid of any allergic reactions. All things considered, it won't be wrong to assume that organic cotton is indeed better than regular cotton. Is It Expensive? © Pexels While the word is bent towards making a shift to everything organic, the entire “I chose organic” rage is something which is still in its fledgling stage. The brands which deal in organic cotton garments make sure that yours as well as the environment's well-being is not jeopardized in anyway. As such, like everything else organic, this variety of cotton can be a tad bit more expensive than ordinary cotton, but that seems justified if you take into consideration all of its rich properties. Not that it will cost you a fortune, but the garments which are crafted out of this type of cotton can be a little costly when compared to regular cotton. But then again, you can not expect to get something which benefits your health as well the the environment to come with a miniscule price tag. Now you might feel that organic cotton should technically be less expensive than regular cotton for the producers don't have to spend anything on high-priced fertilizers or GMO (Genetically modified organisms) seeds. That is true, but it's also important to understand that the harvesting process for organic cotton costs a lot more, which in turn results in the heftier price tag. What All Can You Get In Organic Cotton? © Pexels A number of brands in the fashion industry have begun to latch on to the importance of conserving the environment, and its resources, and so have begun to make the much-needed shift to organic cotton farming. Today, you would find everything from t shirts, to trousers, briefs, and even socks which feature organic cotton make. And given the awareness surrounding this type of cotton, we can expect to see a significant boom in the coming future when it comes to the variety of organic cotton products that are going to be available. How to Identify Organic Cotton Products? © Unsplash There are a range of sham sellers in the market who are looking for opportunities to fraud customers by selling stuff that they falsely claim is crafted out of organic cotton. Trying to discern the difference between organic cotton and regular cotton can be a task next to impossible, for there isn't much you can do to tell the difference from the naked eye. So, with that being the case, unless you are someone who does not mind splurging out money on whatever looks good to the eye, and do not care as much about the fabric quality, it is requisite that you make sure that what you are investing in is 100% genuine! The most common way of ensuring that the products that you are buying feature a legit organic cotton make is that you shop from brands which are well-known for crafting articles out of pure organic cotton. Also, all the brands dealing in organic cotton always have it clearly mentioned on their product label.
  12. The WWE Universe was in absolute shock when in October last year, the one-time Universal Champion, Roman Reigns let the world know how he had Leukemia and had been fighting blood cancer for 11 years behind-the-scenes. On a later October episode of Monday night Raw, the Samoan wrestler let the audience know that in order to battle the disease more intimately, he had to go away from the WWE for some time and had to give up his title in the process. Breaking his character for maybe the very first time, Reigns had said: “My real name is Joe and I have been living with Leukemia for 11 years.” People were crying and hurting but were united in support of the 'Big Dog'. Thank you to everyone who's reached out...I can't put into words what it means to me. Your energy and positivity motivate me to get better quickly to get back in the ring, but for now I'm going to spend time with my family and focus on health. Thank you - Joe/Roman — Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) October 23, 2018 But, Reigns didn't forget to mention that he is in no way retiring from WWE and once he was done “whooping Leukemia's ass,” he was going to be back on Raw, healthy as ever, to take what was rightfully his, the WWE Universal Championship. Now, exactly four months since Reigns let the world in on his painful secret, WWE.com made an official statement saying that Reigns is set to make a comeback to the franchise show, albeit for one night, to address the update on his battle versus the cancer. WWE CEO, Vince McMahon too, took to Twitter with an update: .@WWERomanReigns (aka Joe Anoa'i) will address the status of his fight with leukemia this Monday on Raw. #fighter #proud #classy pic.twitter.com/kgXD8SHwVc — Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) February 21, 2019 Well, it looks like Reigns kept his word after all. Four months ago, 'The Guy' had said that he would soon be back to the ring, to 'his yard', as he so proudly claims it to be and Roman is finally going to be home. A couple of weeks ago, former WWE wrestler and Hollywood star, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson had expressed his love for Reigns, his cousin, over his tireless war against Leukemia and how it had evolved Reigns' “state of mind”. Very proud of him. His leukemia recovery has elevated his state of mind to a whole other level. And it was fuuuun to go legit beast mode with my cousin in our movie where he plays my brother. #LetTheBodiesHitTheFloor #HobbsAndShaw AUG 2nd. https://t.co/bqpLFQC1Z1 — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 28, 2019 In the process of defeating the disease, Reigns believes that his return to the WWE would not just be about wrestling and winning titles but will come with a purpose: “I am coming back because I want to show all of you, the whole world… that when life throws a curveball at me… I will always swing for the fences.” Reigns' fans finally took a breath of fresh air and reacted in joy over the internet: Hell yes the Big Dog returns. I hope his battle with leukemia is either over or almost there. Roman is missed. pic.twitter.com/E929lnSLCM — Mark Collins (@MarkCol14113961) February 21, 2019 pic.twitter.com/n0ZQ8IBDPp — N.O.R (@MeIAmNOR) February 21, 2019 .. really ..!!! Omg ... ð±ð pic.twitter.com/BRJNWKk7O1 — â اÙخاÙد âð (@khaleedii) February 21, 2019 pic.twitter.com/lWNSJNntY0 — Luisito Vega Ramos (@LuisitoVegaRam1) February 21, 2019 Awesomeee! â¤ï¸ðð» pic.twitter.com/ja3vMLpxiU — Victorðð (@Liv_Morgan_Fan4) February 21, 2019 Awesome News pic.twitter.com/0qvYlM8AM3 — Dazza (@BastionDarren) February 21, 2019 OMG OMG OMG OMG I CANNOT WAIT!!!! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðð»ðð»ðð» I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! ROMAN ROMAN ROMAN ROMAN!!!!! ðð»ðð» #RomanReigns #RomanEmpire pic.twitter.com/P1RdygLLwS — ðâ¨GEMIEâ¨ð (@HypaGemie) February 21, 2019
  13. Post the deadly Pulwama terror attack, the entire country is left in a state of horror and shock. Over 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives and we're still trying to put the pieces together, all across the country, not sure if they'll fit anymore. But an international humanitarian organisation by the name of 'Khalsa Aid' and some local Gurudwaras and individual Sikhs helped the Kashmiri population who were trying to escape vigilante mob attacks all across the country and we know for sure there is still some faith left in humanity. © Twitter The organisation gave protection, food and shelter to many stranded Kashmiris and helped them reach back safe to their homes in Kashmir. The violence erupted all over North India where many Kahsmiri students were being attacked in retaliation to the attack on the 14th of February and with the help of Khalsa Aid, they've all made it back home safe. © Twitter As a mark of gratitude and in order to thank the Sikh communities, the Kashmiris have now expressed their love for the Sikhs for helping them out in times of need and have offered free services to the Sikhs, namely medical treatments and education and free snow bike rides in Gulmarg. © Twitter So much so, a cartoon caricatured by a Kashmiri cartoonist by the name of Suhail Naqshbandi has gone viral on social media. The sketch depicts a Sikh offering a helping hand to a drowning Kashmiri, narrating the benevolent services and gratitude towards the brotherhood. Sardar means a leader and they lead by example. Hats off to them for being everywhere to help the humanity. @Khalsa_Aid #kashmirisindistress #kashmir pic.twitter.com/H6kUfIVlzk — Suhail Naqshbandi (@hailsuhail) 20 February 2019 The cartoonist tweeted: “Sardar means a leader and they lead by example. Hats off for being everywhere to help.” The post went viral on Twitter and was re-tweeted many times. The cartoon was also shared by former Jammu & Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah. I salute our Sikh brethren who came to the aid of young Kashmiris all over the country. Admire their exemplary spirit to serve with utmost dignity & fortitude. https://t.co/rOGN4mS2PA — Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) 20 February 2019 This cartoon is very apt. The Sikh sangat has gone above & beyond the call of duty in reaching out & helping Kashmiris in distress, whether in Jammu or outside the state. A special thanks to @capt_amarinder Sahib for his statesmanship in ensuring security & safety for Kashmiris. https://t.co/QRPsTf1JoI — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) 20 February 2019 Although, the Khalsa Aid CEO Ravinder Singh corrected the former CM from the National Conference for giving credit to the Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and over a tweet told him the effort was made by the Gurudwaras. With due respect the initiative was taken by the GURDWARAS in Chandigarh and then the @khalsaaid_india team funded & coordinated the 20 buses for the students. It was the Panjabi people's love for humanity ðð»ðð» @OmarAbdullah https://t.co/L4BIkhHvrP — ravinder singh (@RaviSinghKA) 20 February 2019 A lot others took to the internet as well, to express their gratitude. No one in #Punjab can harm any #Kashmiri..strong message from #SikhCommunity to mindless mob after #PulwamaTerrorAttacks .Thanks to Sikh Community. Other must learn form them.#Pulwama #PulwamaEncounter #KashmiriMuslims #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/lNyAacSuig — Manzoor Shah (@manzoorshah_JK) 19 February 2019 Appreciations,⤠n respect being paid to the Sikh community from #Kashmir. Discount on shopping, free admissions,free coaching, free gifts n what not. Request every Kashmiri to donate wholeheartedly 4 @Khalsa_Aid international who r always there to help irrespective.#pulwama — Firdous Shah (@shah__firdous) 21 February 2019 Kashmir is indebted to our Sikh Comunity Khalsa Aid & sm gud souls who hv com frwd to help Kashmiris stuck in other States and wr in dire need of help post Pulwama Attack Salutes to you all ð#HumanityStillExists#ThankYouFromKashmir@Shehla_Rashid @SagrikaKissu @KangriCarrier — Ali Irfan (@AliIrfan_09) 20 February 2019 Sikhs always stand against tyranny, oppression and discrimination. Thank you @Khalsa_Aid, @amarpreet1313 and @RaviSinghKA, alongside local Gurdwaras and local Sikhs, for exemplifying this after #Pulwama. ðð½ðªð½ pic.twitter.com/0l8G571CCm — Jaskaran Sandhu (@jaysingh_01) 21 February 2019 A Srinagar based restaurateur, Java Parsa was among the stranded Kashmiris and he recounted his experience with the Khalsa Aid community and took to Twitter too to express his gratitude towards then. He said the Sikh community " fixed my heart and restored my faith in humanity". He helped give aid to a lot of stranded students as well. Zindabaad @Khalsa_Aid pic.twitter.com/PtqO2lLSv1 — Javid Parsa (@parsa_javid) 18 February 2019 #KashmiriStudents thanks for #Sikh community in #India after situation of hate & fear created by some goons after #PulwamaAttack. Those chanting #IndiaWantsRevenge and #BadlaKab #Badla should learn some #Humanity. If U want #Kashmir but Hate #Kashmiris. #Shame #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/4fPCiqgVA0 — Mehreen Chisti (@mehreen_chisti) 20 February 2019 Thanks to Sikh community and @Khalsa_Aid for helping and rescuing Kashmiris. pic.twitter.com/PPLTxslgWF — Daanish Bin Nabi (@DaanishBinNabi) 20 February 2019 Many Kashmiris also recounted how many Sikhs stood outside college and universities, guarding students from the vigilante mob. Sikhs guarding one of the college in Punjab at night. Sikhs in groups went from college to college in Punjab to look for Kashmiri students and help them out following mob attacks on Kashmiris at many places. pic.twitter.com/nHbq1bfrjI — Muhammad Raafi' (@MohammadRaafi) 19 February 2019 © Twitter Truly, kindness and a helping hand at such tough times is all we need to restore our faith in humanity and Khalsa Aid along with many other Sikhs have gone beyond just giving a helping hand. They've taught us what true brotherhood really looks like. We at MensXP would like to extend much gratitude towards the community and we hope they continue such good and kind work always.
  14. Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari' trailer dropped earlier today and so did our jaws after we saw how epic Akshay's performance, dialogues and the war scenes are in the trailer. While we saw Akshay Kumar in all his valour and glory, as the leader of the group of 21 Sikh soldiers who fought against 10,000 Afghan warriors; all that desi Twitter saw was memes written over it. Dharma Productions Within minutes of the release of the trailer, Twitter was flooded with memes on Akshay Kumar and the powerful dialogues he said in the trailer. In fact, not Akshay Kumar, thanks to 'Kesari' and these funny memes, Ajay Devgn is also trending for reasons we all know. From Ajay Devgn's 'Zubaan Kesari' to jokes on 'Chal Jhootha', Twitter had all sorts of jokes to crack on the 3-minute video that has already made 'Kesari' one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2019. Powerful dialogue from #KesariTrailer pic.twitter.com/hL4h5Af5AM — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) February 21, 2019 #KesariTrailer when I say I have a girlfriend ..got a date on Valentine My friend: pic.twitter.com/ySTHI7CM91 — akajhonnydepp (@johnnydepp0089) February 21, 2019 #KesariTrailer When someone says LL.B karlo fir bas paisa hi paisa hai. Me: pic.twitter.com/ZrEdGMjV3r — Pulkit Popli (@voxxpopli) February 21, 2019 #KesariTrailer *Before exam* I will deactivate all my social sites. Meanwhile- Fb, IG,Twitter b like..ð pic.twitter.com/h0prz1rsr0 — नादान परिà¤à¤¦à¥ð®ð³ (@Gauri_doonite) February 21, 2019 IPL Practice match crowd vs PSL final crowd. #KesariTrailer pic.twitter.com/QYVHKJy1ej — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) February 21, 2019 Me : main aaj 10 baje hi sojaunga Internet : #KesariTrailer pic.twitter.com/e4yK8yY7SS — Tweeterað¦ (@DoctorrSays) February 21, 2019 #KesariTrailer When a friend says I have not studied anything and scores highest marks Me: pic.twitter.com/1yu4qoI9fu — Aarohi Tripathy ð®ð³ (@aarohi_vns) February 21, 2019 When you are trying to get down from local train at Dadar station... #KesariTrailer pic.twitter.com/tDdYLCTu2J — Tweet Potato (@newshungree) February 21, 2019 Directed by Anurag Singh, 'Kesari' is expected to release on Holi i.e. March 21 and also stars Parineeti Chopra, Siddhant Sharma, Ashwath Bhatt, Pawan Malhotra and Rana Ranbir.
  15. If making a viral video was as easy as Ari & Ankit thought, we'd all have an app to score maal right now.
  16. With all eyes on the ICC World Cup in England & Wales, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have pretty much narrowed down the squad for the mega event, slated to begin this May. While the consistent performers will be seen carrying the baton for their side, a lot of other Indian cricketers seem to have missed out. Amongst the ones who missed out, young Shreyas Iyer, too, failed to make the cut. But, the 24-year-old has neither allowed it to affect his mindset, nor his performance on the field. In fact, if we were to go by his recent outing with the willow, Shreyas appears to be making a strong statement which is bound to garner the attention of Indian selectors. Shreyas Iyer was the no. 4 we were looking for but @BCCI didn't give him much chance as compared to Rahane, Manish, Rayudu otherwise he'd in WC squad. — Ovi (@Abhijit_19) February 21, 2019 Unfazed by the snub, Shreyas took the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy by storm after a blistering innings during Mumbai's opening match against Sikkim. The right-hander slammed a whirlwind 55-ball 147 (scoring 118 runs in boundaries). In the process, he surpassed Rishabh Pant to record the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in the history of T20 cricket. Coming in to bat, with Mumbai reeling at 22/2, Shreyas stabilised the innings for his side with a pivotal 213-run partnership for the third wicket with Suryakumar Yadav (63). During his marauding knock, the Mumbai batsman smashed 15 sixes and seven boundaries, including a 35-run over off Sikkim's medium-pacer Tashi Bhalla. Highest T20 scores by Indians 147 - Shreyas Iyer for Mumbai today 128* - Rishabh Pant for Delhi Daredevils 2018 127 - M Vijay for Chennai Super Kings 2010 126* - Suresh Raina for Uttar Pradesh 2018 125 - Unmukt Chand for Delhi 2013#SyedMushtaqAliTrophy — Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 21, 2019 Incidentally, Shreyas' tally of 15 sixes also saw going past Murali Vijay (11) for most maximums in a T20 innings among Indian batsmen. He is now tied on the fourth spot on the overall list with none other than 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle. Thanks to the right-handed batsman's sensational knock, Mumbai reached a formidable total of 258 runs in their quota of 20 overs. In reply, Sikkim failed to get going in their run-chase. Shardul Thakur and Shams Mulani bagged two wickets apiece to ensure Sikkim could only manage 104/7 in 20 overs, losing the match by 154 runs. Highest score by an Indian in T20 history â Most sixes by an Indian in a T20 innings â O Captain, Our Captain!#SyedMushtaqAliTrophy #ShreyasIyer#ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/TCbNJ03lZm — Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 21, 2019 Sadly, despite the talent & good performance, Shreyas Iyer lost his place in Indian team. — Lionð®ð³ (@ShoorVeerKing) February 21, 2019 Wow looking forward for such performances in international level, once he gets the chance — anju rawat (@anjubharatrawat) February 21, 2019 Poor Shreyas iyer he has a competition with IPL bully Rayudu who doesn't even play domestic cricket. What a shame — Coach Ravi Shastri (@saffron_archer) February 21, 2019 Wow.. I mean in another country he would've been a established star batsman by now. Instead we have duds like Rayudu to contend till the WC. I hope for wholesome changes in batting order after WC. This team is too damn old — Romeo Rajat (@RomeoRajat2) February 21, 2019 Shreyas iyer is rare talent , he is much better than Rayudu , u r picking Rayudu just for his IPL performance where as iyer is scoring tons of runs in domestic cricket . — Coach Ravi Shastri (@saffron_archer) February 21, 2019
  17. Ever since the infamous Pulwama terror attack, former Indian cricketers and other sports officials have been talking about boycotting the Pakistan cricket team during the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales in June. With Punjab Cricket Association removing the photos of iconic Pakistani cricketers from the Mohali stadium and now BCCI doing the same from the head office, the rage in the cricket fraternity is burning deep against our neighbours. A couple of days ago, former Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh voiced his displeasure against Pakistan. "Don't play the World Cup match with Pakistan on June 16 — country comes first for all of us and we are all standing with our forces,” said the cricketer. “Pakistan has been promoting cross-border terrorism and this attack was unbelievably shocking.” On Wednesday, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly echoed his ex-teammate's opinion when he basically said that Team India is strong enough to be a success at the World Cup even if they do not play against the match Sarfraz Ahmed and his men. But amidst all the chaos there are all but four decisions that the Board of Cricket Control in India can choose to take and all of them are bound to cause multi-fold consequences: Decision 1: Complete Boycott Of Pakistan During The World Cup © Reuters A complete boycott would involve forfeiting every game against Pakistan during the World Cup. In a relatively shorter tournament of the top 10 teams in the world, every side is going to play at least one game against the nine others during the points round. Without a doubt, India is more than capable to making it to the semis even if they give up some points but what if the two teams meet in the knockout rounds or worse yet, in the final? Will BCCI be willing to up give the chance of winning the World Cup? Decision 2: Forfeiting Just The Points Round Match © Reuters If India decides to boycott the Men in Green during the points round, they still have eight matches to cover up. Sure, the burden on Virat Kohli and team's shoulders would be a tad bit more than the others but it's nothing they can't handle. Say, the Men in Blue do meet them in the semis of the final and decide to play them, then does that not defeat the whole purpose of the protest? Doesn't it feel like a facade, an act to show revolt against Pakistan? Decision 3: Campaign To Ban Pakistan From The World Cup © Reuters According to a report by News 18, the Committee of Administration (CoA) has ordered BCCI to push the International Cricket Council (ICC) into banning the Pakistani cricket team from participating in the 2019 World Cup altogether. There is no denying the fact that India is the major revenue source for ICC and if BCCI puts them in a situation to choose between the two teams, the council is likely to tilt in favour of India. However, if things were to go south and ICC rejects BCCI's 'Ban-Pakistan' campaign, not only will it play against the public image of the Board but it will also lead to people questioning India's ability to host the 2021 Champions Trophy and the 2023 World Cup. Decision 4: Play Pakistan Regardless © Reuters This may turn out to be upsetting to a lot of us but this is the most likely decision BCCI is going to take. The attack has left a deep impact in the heart of every Indian citizen but all the hard work put in by Team India must be rewarded. The revolt against terrorism is not disregarded but the World Cup is important too. It is easy for people to suggest the boycott but even if there is a slight chance of this measure leading to a sad end to India's world cup journey, BCCI will act against it. In such times of distress the need for rational decision-making is of utmost importance. Loud noises and anger looks dramatic, sure, but what impacts would take leave on BCCI and the Indian cricket team in the long run must be taken into consideration. The ultimate authority lies in the hands of the Indian board.
  18. Remember the time when aftershaves weren't popular yet, and your barber used to rub your face with a block of 'Fitkari' post a shave? Well, if you're too young and from a metro city, you'd probably not even know what 'Fitkari' or Alum is, and for good reason. Fitkari or Alum (also called potassium alum, potash alum, or potassium aluminium sulfate) is a colourless astringent compound which is a hydrated double sulphate of aluminium and potassium, used in solution in dyeing and tanning. It is easily available in the market, and here are 5 reasons why every man should keep some of it handy in his bathroom cabinet. 1. As An Aftershave Alum can be used after a shave instead of an aftershave lotion. It stops bleeding from minor cuts, and is a great skin healer. © Getty Images 2. As A Natural Toner And Skin Tightener Alum is an amazing toner, and also tightens the skin, giving it a natural glow. Especially for older people who suffer from sensitive skin, this can be a great alternative to regular products. © Instagram/Tigerjackieshroff 3. As A Cure For Mouth Ulcers Alum can be used to cure mouth ulcers and canker sores. All one needs to do is put some alum powder on top of the ulcer/sore, leave it on for about 30-40 seconds, and then wash it off. 4. For Bad Breath Add a pinch of alum powder along with a pinch of rock salt to a glass of warm water and use it as a mouthwash. It acts as a great natural alternative to a mouthwash. © Getty Images 5. To Get Rid Of Dark Circles A little bit of alum powder mixed with water, when applied on dark circles, will help you get rid of them. One product, so many benefits! The more you know, they said.
  19. If you're a football fanatic, you know it's that time of the year. Champions League? Of course. Premier League? Totally. Domestic cup competitions? Hell yeah! But what all of this brings in is frustrating, controversial and game-changing decisions from the referees. © Manchester Evening News Agreed, they're only human so they can make mistakes but if various footballing theories are to be believed, sometimes the bogus decisions are given just to influence the overall look of the season or worse, a referee hunting for the limelight. Whether it's Chelsea getting robbed of second straight Champions League final (2009) because of atrocious refereeing or Bayern Munich being denied clear penalties against Real Madrid, we've seen it all. Quite often UEFA has been branded 'UEFALona' and 'UEFAMadrid' just to showcase the organization's sudden 'soft corner' for the Spanish clubs. And it was hard to disagree with. Chelsea vs Barcelona semi-final was said to be doctored by UEFA itself, in order to avoid an 'all English finale' (Manchester United other finalists) for two years in a row, thinking it'll affect the popularity as well as TV ratings of the competition. With the introduction of VAR) (Video Assistant Referee) in Champions League, it was a different ball game (pun intended) last night. VAR is just like DRS in cricket but for football. © Reuters In one of the most anticipated ties of the round of 16, Atletico Madrid faced Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano. It was merely 27 minutes on the clock when Atletico was awarded a penalty for De Sciglio's alleged foul on Diego Costa. The decision was correctly overturned by VAR since the foul happened outside of the box. That was not the only contribution of Video Assistant Referee as it again came to Juventus' rescue, this time Alvaro Morata's thumping header gave Atletico the lead before VAR intervened and decided against it. © Manchester Evening News VAR's influence was felt 1800 kms North of Madrid in Gelsenkirchen (Germany) as well. Schalke were the clear underdogs coming into this match, thanks to their plummeting domestic form under manager Domenico Tedesco. After conceding an early goal due to defensive chaos, the German side came back in the contest when VAR awarded Schalke a penalty, after Nicolas Otamendi handled the ball, which was earlier denied by the on-field referee. However, a decision like this couldn't help Schalke deal with City's immense quality as the English club cruised to victory even with down to 10 men. After a successful World Cup, VAR has proven time and again that it is what 'the beautiful game' needs in order to keep it fair. The only concern is that it is a machine and chances of a machine failing are very high. On average it takes only about a minute or so for VAR to arrive at a decision but last night it took about three, which is a lot considering the quick nature of football and how you only need a second to change the game. Although UEFA clarified that the delay was caused because of the faulty pitch side monitor, but delays like these cannot be ignored. All in all, VAR has its pros and cons but one thing that it can guarantee is extinction of infamous moments like Hand Of God, Neuer's Ghost Save Vs England, Thiago Motta's Red Card Vs Barcelona and many more. Here are the best Twitter reactions on VAR from last night. This match is the best advertise for VAR. Great stuff. — hash (@hashim0307) February 20, 2019 I've no problem with the decisions VAR made but Jesus Christ it cannot take that long, like many have said, if it takes over 2 and half minutes to figure out it definitely isn't clear and obvious — Camobabo (@CamoBabo) February 21, 2019 #VAR is just like giving a kid a gun !!!! — khalid alkhattaf (@AlkhattafKhalid) February 21, 2019 What a phenomenal game #ATLJUV was. But I'm still and never will be a fan of #VAR — Michael Constantinou (@theGroupMikeC) February 21, 2019 The hand ball rule is stupid. Judging whether or not something is deliberate when the ball is travelling that fast is impossible. With VAR I'd expect them to have a better understanding but obviously not. — Calum (@CalArsenal) February 21, 2019
  20. Since the devastating Kerala floods, the Pulwama attack in Jammu & Kashmir exactly a week ago has been the second incident of national importance that has managed to bring the entire country together. Regardless of one's class, creed or gender, people from all walks of life have come together to honour the martyrs and stand in support of their families. However, some people truly deserve a special mention during such a time for their selfless actions. An elderly woman beggar who breathed her last in 2018 happens to be one such individual who made a notable monetary contribution to the funds being collected for the Pulwama martyrs' families. © Twitter The late beggar named Nandini Sharma had collected a sum amounting to 6.61 lakh rupees over the years, which was a result of her regular cash deposits at the bank. Nandini had nominated two trustees to safeguard her account upon her death, and left behind a will stating that her savings be used for the society's welfare, according to a TOI report . Nandini used to beg outside the Ambe Mata Temple at Bajrangarh in Ajmer, and made it a habit to deposit a little sum every other day. The trustees who had been waiting for a good time to put Nandini's savings to good use since her death in August last year, decided to donate it for the welfare of the Pulwama martyrs' families. © Reuters Ajmer collector Vishwa Mohan Sharma told TOI, “the trustees came to the district administration office on Wednesday and expressed their desire to donate money to the chief minister relief fund for the attack victims. The legal cell completed the formalities following which, the amount was accepted and a certificate was issued to them.” One of Nandini's trustees, Sandeep Gaur told TOI that, “despite the fact that her savings came from begging, she wanted it to be of some use to the country and hence, we considered it best to be used for the kin of the CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama attack.” © Twitter Regulars at the Ambe Mata Temple were so moved by the news of Nandini's goodwill that they have been holding special prayers for Nandini's soul. Even when she didn't have much, she saved for the welfare of others, and today her savings have been put to best use just as she had desired. We hope Nandini rests in peace, knowing her last wish has been fulfilled.
  21. It seems like Samsung is all set to take on the iPhone XR with its own affordable version of the Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10E boasts flagship level specifications but costs less than its bigger brother. It has almost every feature as the Galaxy S10/S10+ but with a few features stripped out. The Galaxy S10E is priced at $750 which is the same price as the iPhone XR and will naturally compete with Apple's affordable version of the iPhone. Having said that, there are some noticeable differences between the two smartphones such as the processor, camera setups and display size/quality. An affordable flagship smartphone is what makes a smartphone a huge success in India. It's a formula that has been working for OnePlus and Poco Phone for now and it seems like Samsung wants a slice of the pie. The Galaxy S10E will be the more affordable variant in the entire Galaxy series of 2019 and here are some of the key areas where it will challenge the iPhone XR. Cameras © Twitter The Galaxy S10E has a slight advantage over the iPhone XR in this department as it has a dual camera setup where one of the lenses is an ultra-wide lens. The primary sensor has dual aperture f1.5/f2.4 whereas the iPhone XR has a single 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide) sensor. The Galaxy S10E will be able to do everything the iPhone XR can with the additional ability to take wide angle pictures. In terms of picture quality, that remains to be seen when we get to take it for a spin ourselves. However, the iPhone XR is capable of taking some awesome pictures which you can have a look in our review here. The Processor © Samsung The Galaxy S10E is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset in the US whereas the Indian variant will come with Samsung's own Exynos 9820 chipset. Apple has an advantage here as the iPhone XR is powered by the A12 Bionic chip which blows Qualcomm's 855 chipsets out of the water. Even though Qualcomm is catching up with Apple's A12's performance, it's still slower in performance. The story remains the same with Samsung's Exynos 9820 chipset. Apple's A12 Bionic Chipset is the first chip that uses the 7nm architecture and has three important components. It has the CPU, GPU and Apple's own Neural Engine. The Exynos 9820 uses the 8nm architecture which is not quite up to the mark when it comes to battery life and performance when compared to the A12 Bionic SoC. Display © BCCL Samsung is known for its displays and the Galaxy S10E has a 5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280x1,080 pixels panel. The iPhone XR, on the other hand, has a 6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792x828 pixels which are not in the same league as the S10E. Even though the iPhone XR has one of the most beautiful LCD screens we've ever seen, it still cannot beat Samsung's AMOLED display with higher pixels and resolution. The S10E's display even has a higher pixel density at 522ppi. It Has Reverse Charging © Samsung Both smartphones have wireless charging support but the Galaxy S10E takes it a step further. Then new Galaxy smartphones have a new feature called PowerShare. It lets the smartphone charge other devices wirelessly. We've already seen this feature on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro; however, Samsung has brought this feature to a more affordable device.
  22. If you're ever feeling down and out in life, just go over to Akshay Kumar's Instagram page and you'll get a whole lotta determination, inspiration and motivation, all folded in to one. The actor does such inspirational things, it gives us hope that the world can definitely be a better place. © Pinterest Just recently, along with Aditya Thakeray, he participated in a training session to teach young girls basic self-defence techniques, in Thane Mumbai. His social media was abuzz with a video of him training the girls, so they can protect themselves in the most basic way possible. © Instagram The video he shared on his Instagram page was captioned: Happy to see a turnout of 2000 plus girls from nearby schools at our self defense training camp in Thane today. The workshop was to teach them some basic self defense techniques. Hoping it was helpful and to see more of them at our training centre. Happy to see a turnout of 2000 plus girls from nearby schools at our self defense training camp in Thane today. The workshop was to teach them some basic self defense techniques. Hoping it was helpful and to see more of them at our training centre. @adityathackeray A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Feb 20, 2019 at 4:02am PST Dressed in black, Kumar displayed a lot of patience and skilful knowledge about the basics of martial arts. He believes it's important for young girls to know the fundamentals, just in case they face something uncomfortable, ever in life. © Pinterest Akshay has had formal training in Thai Boxing and Muay Thai when he spent over 5 years learning these forms of martial arts in Thailand and now he wishes to impart his knowledge of martial arts for training purposes. This isn't the first time we're seeing the man in his utmost noble best. He's known to bring issues of menstrual hygiene to the forefront with his film 'Padman' and has also joined hands with an organisation to aid a running event to raise awareness for menstrual hygiene. © Zee Studios On the work front, his film 'Kesari', based on the battle of Saragarhi in 1897 will release in March this year and we're really waiting with bated breath to watch him in one of the finest roles he's ever played.
  23. Once a unified nation, India and Pakistan have gone on to become arch-rivals following the hurtful partition in 1947. Since then, the cross-border tensions, political differences and the prolonged issue of Kashmir have all fuelled the rivalry between the two neighbouring countries. However, despite the differences in opinion on numerous matters between India and Pakistan, the cricketers from both the countries share mutual respect and admiration. Virat Kohli was probably the first individual to praise Mohammad Amir after he returned to cricket following his match-fixing saga. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also sent a signed Team India jersey to Shahid Afridi upon his retirement from cricket. Then, Afridi struck a chord with Indian fans after showing respect to the tri-colour during an ice cricket tournament in Switzerland. But, it seems times have changed. © AP The dastardly Pulawama attack that claimed the lives of more than 40 CRPF personnel has got everyone on the edge with the ties between the two nations reaching an all-time low. The suicide terror strike carried out by Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) has enraged India and its citizens who are now calling for a complete boycott of Pakistan. And, amid all the backlash, Afridi did his reputation no good after he was seen spewing venom on India during an interview on a Pakistani news channel. Lauding Pakistan PM Imran Khan's recent statements, Afridi blamed India for targeting Pakistan under the garb of the Pulwama attack without any proof. Pakistani Cricket Star @SAfridiOfficial endorsing the message of @ImranKhanPTI sent to India through a speech and saying Pakistan want friendly relations with all neighbours “Indians should behave like a well educated nation” watch tonight in #CapitalTalk on Geo News at 8 PST pic.twitter.com/2PxkesHmzq — Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) February 20, 2019 "Without any proof they are putting all the blame onto Pakistan straight away. PM Imran Khan has once again spoken on this matter in a positive & clear way to explain that Pakistan wants to have good relations with not only India, but also Afghanistan, Iran & China," Afridi was heard saying on the show. In the wake of the ghastly attack, IMG Reliance recently pulled out as the main broadcaster of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which is currently in progress. Reacting to that, Afridi once again took a dig at India by claiming that educated people don't behave in this manner. "You find out who your friends are at difficult times. What are they trying to show the world that they are educated? Educated people don't behave in such a manner," Afridi said. While the Indian government has already taken measures to isolate Pakistan, the BCCI is also mulling the idea of boycotting Pakistan at the ICC World Cup in England & Wales, later this year. Amidst all that, Afridi, rather than behaving like an ideal sports icon, has got Indian fans up in arms. Hahahahahaha zahil and fixer quom of the asia .giving lecture on education ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð — बà¥à¤¨ kumar..ð®ð³ (@valorbharat) February 20, 2019 It's obvious how crude the Pakistani cricketers thinking is...... — Sid Gautam / సిధారà±à°¦ à°à±à°¤à°®à± (@SidGaut22547984) February 21, 2019 Abe Lala @SAfridiOfficial, lost ur respect totally. World knows who's educated and who's terrorist. — Muthuraj M (@MMuthuraj1980) February 20, 2019 Who told that ediot that we are your friend,,,ð¤ð¤ð¤­ð¤­ — Harshit Kumar (@Er_kumarharshit) February 20, 2019 Speaking of educated people... pic.twitter.com/Yf95m0eD1b — Kaustubh Pathak (@KPathak93) February 20, 2019 Says a guy who couldn't write crystal clear in one attempt — ashwin agarwal (@ashwinguru) February 20, 2019 Pakistan harboring the Osamas and the Masood Azhars of the world, talking about EDUCATION? — Bhupesh Sahu (@Nazgul_BS) February 21, 2019 Zahil.of the century spotted pic.twitter.com/0RcBJjToBU — बà¥à¤¨ kumar..ð®ð³ (@valorbharat) February 20, 2019
  24. The smartwatch and wearables industry is growing at a fast pace and there was bound to be an affordable smartwatch that can do everything that an Apple Watch can do. However, not all smartwatches are as fluid as the Apple Watch or deliver an experience that keeps users loyal. However, if you are looking for an affordable smartwatch, the Amazfit Verge is the closest bet that offers GPS navigation, fitness tracking and notification management for Rs 12,000. The smartwatch category is flooded with numerous options, but does the Amazfit Verge perform better than the rest of them? Let's find out. Design Being a budget smartwatch, the Verge does not offer the same build quality as a premium smartwatch. It's got an all plastic body with one plastic button on the upper right corner. It's light and does not offer that feel good factor you would want from a watch. The red button is used for navigating apps and selecting options. However, the button is not accurate as we would have to often click the button multiple times to get the OS to respond. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The smartwatch comes with a proprietary charger which we feel was not the best design option to go with. When done charging, sometimes we would have to yank out the smartwatch hard, fearing we may just break the strap or the charger. We would also have to place the smartwatch in the current orientation as it does not have charging pins on both sides of the charger. The circular dial on the Amazfit Verge houses an AMOLED display which is bright enough to be clear and visible in bright sunlight. The display is good enough to read notifications and text which is a plus to have on a smartwatch. There are 10 watch faces you can choose from which can be changed from the watch itself or from the app. Having said that, the watch-faces are quite rudimentary and does not offer many customisations. Features The one thing I love about the Apple Watch is the ability to view notifications and take appropriate action. For example, I can reply to WhatsApp messages, text messages and send voice notes without ever opening my smartphone. On the Amazfit Verge, you do get notifications, but you cannot reply to text messages or even read emails. There's no support for third-party apps which makes it quite disappointing, The only apps you can use are the ones that come pre-installed i.e. heart rate reader, timer, stopwatch and that's about it. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Amazfit Verge has an integrated mic and speaker. This can be used for making and receiving calls straight on the smartwatch. In order for this feature to work, you need to have your smartphone near you. You can even use the stereo speaker to listen to music as it has 4GB of onboard memory (2GB more storing music). In our experience, the feature worked well especially when making calls. Callers did notice that I sounded like I was using an earpiece. However, we would have loved to see the Amazfit Verge would ring at the same time as the smartphone. Call notifications were sometimes delayed and in that time we could just pick up the call on the smartphone. It kind of defeats the purpose of having a call feature on the smartphone if we don't get notified on time. Performance Being a smartwatch, it is able to track your activity and exercises just like any other smartwatch however not all is rosy in this category either. We found the footstep tracking to be inaccurate when calculating steps taken manually and comparing it with the readings. In fact, we tried to test the accuracy by wearing the smartwatch for the first time on our drive to work. The Amazfit Verge tracked 200 steps while we were driving indicating that it isn't as reliable as budget fitness bands. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla When it comes to GPS tracking, the smartwatch was accurate at most occasions; however, we found it to be off by 200 meters sometimes in select areas and sometimes off by a kilometre. This may not bother a casual runner. However, it can be quite disadvantageous for hikers and outdoor runners. The other problem with the GPS feature is its inability to start up quickly. We were ready to go for a walk and had to wait for the GPS to start working. The Amazfit Verge takes particularly long to catch the GPS signal which can be frustrating if you want to just get going with your workout. The heart rate monitor is accurate on the Amzfit Verge as the results were almost identical with the Apple Watch Series 4 and Omron Pulse Oximeter. The Amazfit Verge has the ability to track different types of workouts and can automatically detect your activity. This is a nifty feature that works on the Amazfit Verge as advertised. However, you cannot track multiple workouts at the same time as you will need to end each activity tracking mode before starting another. This basically does not allow a user to track different activities in a single workout which can be a bit frustrating when exercising. You don't want to keep looking at your smartwatch before you start a new exercise as we're already in the flow and don't want to stop. The Final Say The Amazfit Verge offers every feature you want to see on a specs sheet. However, it simply doesn't cut it. Just because it has all the features doesn't mean it's a great smartwatch. It needs to be executed properly for cohesive user experience. From delayed notifications to a less than an appealing design choice, the Amazit Verge is not something we expected. The operating system needs to be more refined and needs to be able to handle more than one app at a time. Activity tracking also needs improvement which is one of the salient features of a smartwatch. Priced at Rs 12,000, it's suitable for people who are looking for a smartwatch packed with features and can sacrifice the overall user experience.
  25. They say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Since fashion is subjective, we don't expect everyone to understand every trend. But when companies create bizarre products that are listed for ridiculous prices, we can't help but be shocked. Gucci's Cruise '19 collection features a pair of 'vintage distressed sneakers' that have us shook. The shoes look pre-dirty and worn and we're just not sure who would actually want to own a pair. Take a look at these babies. © Gucci © Gucci The product detail on the website lists that the shoes are inspired by vintage sportswear patterns from the 70s and is treated for an 'all-over distressed effect'. We don't know about distress but these just look plain dirty and worn out. They look a little too vintage, if you ask us. © Gucci If you're already frowning over the bizarre product, wait till we mention the price of these kicks. The Screener GG Sneaker is retailed at 870 USD which converts to Rs 61,938. That's pretty damn expensive for a pair of old worn-out looking shoes. © Gucci As if the Gucci 'racist' sweater controversy hadn't stirred enough trouble for the brand, this shoe is getting trolled by the internet too. Take a look at what some Twitter users had to say about this product. Gucci is really out here selling the sneakers your mom uses for gardening and Sunday cleaning for $800 pic.twitter.com/Eh5wEBQMSc — camille (@cxmillexxxx) October 30, 2018 The poor try to look rich and the rich try to look poor! ð — BROOKLYNBREAD (@Rinseyjones) November 7, 2018 When ur born rich a f but don't wanna be a called a snobby daddy's boy at school = Gucci's New Vintage Sportswear-Inspired Dirty Sneakers Cost $870 USD #gucci #guccifromthehood https://t.co/ektXQtoKIl — Nadia. K (@nadiakhairinas) November 7, 2018 After the Croc Bag, we weren't ready for another bizarre shoe just yet. On the brighter side, you wouldn't have to wash these sneakers.
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