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  1. Every time we come to the conclusion that Kim Jong Un can't get any weirder, he goes right ahead and proves us wrong. Right from the fact that no one knows his birth date, to the fact that his eyebrows are getting shorter by the day, to his hairstyle, he has always managed to involuntarily fascinate the entire world. But this time he went one step ahead and did something that we just can't seem to wrap our heads around. He carried his own toilet to the Singapore Summit. Yes, you read it right. © Twitter We bet you're intrigued, just like us. What could possibly be the reason behind someone carrying an entire toilet with them? Well, we got to know the reason and went 'Sh*t!" He doesn't want foreign intelligence to know about his health status by examining his stool samples. In other words, he doesn't want anyone to go through his sh*t to find out sh*t about him (see what we did there?) © Twitter This, however, is not the first time he has travelled with a toilet. In fact, toilets have always being engulfed with a layer of mystery when it comes to Kim. Apparently, the North Korean propaganda has made its people believe he doesn't defecate or urinate, ever. © Twitter All we can say is that, you do you, Kim. After all, your poop, your rules.
  2. The worst thing about having oily skin is that you feel like you need to wash your face all the time, even if it is perfectly clean. Excessive washing strips the skin of its natural oils, and your face responds to it by secreting excess oil to make up for it. Once you are stuck in this vicious cycle, there seems to be no escape from it. The result? Toxins build up and you end up with outbreaks of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. What if you had access to something that is completely natural, and especially formulated to combat these issues? Say hello to Raw Nature Volcanic Green Clay Face Wash. © MensXP Raw Nature Volcanic Green Clay Face Wash is a low foam face wash that is especially formulated for oily skin. Originating from the ancient, muddy clay pits in Brazil, this pale green clay is enriched with high levels of naturally occurring minerals that penetrates skin pores and pulls out oil, toxins, and debris built up inside. It also prevents the development of blackheads, whiteheads, and acne blemishes, while rejuvenating and healing the skin. © MensXP This face wash has an extremely calming, soothing effect. Full-bodied and smoky with a slight sweetness, it has a low foam formula that feels smooth and almost balm-like on your skin. Once you're done, your face feels soft, smooth, and hydrated. Regular usage will make your facial skin soft and supple, while giving it the nourishment it needs by retaining the natural oils. © MensXP Because of the high levels of pollution our face is continuously exposed to, it needs cleansing regularly. However, most products are loaded with harsh chemicals that leave our facial skin damaged. Keeping this in mind, the Raw Nature Volcanic Green Clay Face Wash is your ultimate go-to fix for keeping your skin clean, oil-free, and nourished. Buy Raw Nature's Volcanic Green Clay Face Wash as part of MensXP's 'The Man Box' here! BUY NOW And in case you achieve oil-free, well-hydrated and healthier-looking skin over time, don't forget to thank us. Creative Director: Santu Misra, Styling: Siddharth Batra, Assisted By: Sowrav Bhowmik, Fashion Assistant: Rohan Kwatra, Photographer: Anubhav Sood, Grooming: Shallu Chandla
  3. Photo: fileFRANKFURT: Germany ordered Monday the recall of some 774,000 vehicles from Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler across Europe, citing illegal "defeat devices" designed to conceal high levels of harmful emissions from regulators´ tests."The...
  4. The Faisal Mosque is seen illuminated during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan, June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood KARACHI: Lailatul Qadar ? the 27th night of Ramazan ? was observed with great fervour and reverence...
  5. Spain´s Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Austria´s Dominic Thiem, Roland Garros, Paris, France, June 10, 2018. Photo: Reuters PARIS: Spain´s Rafael Nadal maintained his hold on top spot in the men´s ATP...
  6. Headline-grabbing rapper Kanye West has tied the record for the longest streak of albums to hit number one on the US chart with his latest release, "Ye." Photo: fileNEW YORK: Headline-grabbing rapper Kanye West has tied the record for the longest...
  7. File PhotoKARACHI: With Eid-ul-Fitr just around the corner, the metropolis experiences a noticeable increase in the crime rate, especially robberies and snatching, Geo News reported Sunday night.Robbers took off last night with a motorcycle parked...
  8. Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will contest upcoming general election from Larkana (NA-200), party?s stronghold Lyari (NA-246), and Malakand (NA-8), according to party statement issued Monday morning. Photo:...
  9. Chinese leader Xi Jinping (right) met one-on-one with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani (left) on Sunday following a two-day regional security summit in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao that also included Russia and former Soviet republics....
  10. File PhotoKARACHI: With Eid-ul-Fitr just around the corner, the metropolis experiences a noticeable increase in the crime rate, especially robberies and snatching, Geo News reported Sunday night.Robbers took off last night with a motorcycle parked...
  11. Unlike a lot of men in the world right now, some of us are still not in the best shape of our lives. Even today, we're eyeing a quick hack to make us look thinner, to look like the best version of ourselves. Good news: apparel illusions can help us here. They're simple to apply, can be worked around existing pieces in our closet and all in all, do more good than harm; so why the hell not? © Instagram/The Vainglorious If you're one of the guys we're referring to here, these simple tips/tricks can help you in creating the illusion of a thinner frame: 1. Lengths & Fits Know your apparel hemlines and lengths. For example, a long-line T-shirt will add the illusion of an extended frame and make even the broadest guy look umm... slightly less broad. Opt for long coats through winter. Likewise, while slim-fits are great, don't go too skinny on them (if you're not as thin as the rest). End things right at the ankle and avoid bundling up fabric on top of your shoes. We'd recommend you opt for fabrics with a slight stretch here. © Amazon India 2. Heeled Footwear No, we're not referring to high heels for men. All we're saying is, turn to shoes with a slight heel. For example, most penny loafers and leather slip-ons for men come with a slight heel as a pre-requisite. Head right in. Styles like espadrilles, sandals aren't going to do any favours on you here. © Amazon India 3. One Colour All-Over Pick a solid colour and wear it as separates for the illusion of a (slightly) slender frame. Turn towards a blue shirt + a blue pair of jeans, black on black. The farthest you are from breaking your body into two parts, the closer you'd be to looking a lot thinner. Make monochrome dressing your holy grail. 4. Vertical Stripes, Of Course Without a doubt, one of your go-to patterns — the vertical stripes — can help you in lengthening your body to an extent. It's simple: make the viewers eyes from the top to bottom and not from the bottom to the top. In the same manner, horizontal stripes are a big no-no for you. © ASOS 5. Choose The Right Denim & Layer With A Jacket Go for streamlined, clean, plain-washed jeans (neither ripped nor distressed) and top things off with a jacket that ends at a length longer than your T-shirt/shirt. Wear a V-neck for maximal result.
  12. Hair is one of the most conspicuous features a human has. It can either make or break the way you look. Considered a sign of fertility and vigour, humans have always had a special (read, maniacally superior) place for hair. It's a problem if you have too much, and good fodder for joke if you have too less. Then comes the issue of different types of hair—their texture, colour, length, volume, et al. Wait! Length? Yes, that is one attribute which is extremely important, and a liability to you (unfortunately in this country as a man), if you have it on the longer side. Be ready to face constant ridicule and judgement, and sanctimonious people trying to tell you what is appropriate for you. And who else other than your mom can do it better - the one who has made it the mission of her life to berate you for having long hair? As a guy who has long hair, I personally can vouch that it is not an easy life! But you gotta do what you gotta do! Here are some struggles which a guy with long hair will relate to: 1) The Fall-icle © Twitter Anyone with long hair will second this. As the hair grows, the intensity with which it falls increases. Every time you run your hands through it, along comes a tuft of hair. It seems to be falling everywhere; you can find it in the shower drain, or your pillows or just hanging around the floor. Let's just say, investing in good hair care products is a must. 2) Getting Ready © Twitter To be on time can seem like a task; you need to wake up early so that the hair dries by the time you have to leave. Then you need to style it, oil it regularly, and shampoo it. Well, the compliments are worth it. 3) The Products © Twitter You need to find the best products for your hair to maintain the length, volume, shine and what not. You have become quite the expert on hair care. You even find yourself giving out advice to your peers. Just like with great power comes great responsibility, good hair doesn't come cheap. Grooming is an essential part of maintaining that long mane. 4) Tangled © Twitter Every time you wake up, every time you put your sunglasses (or spectacles) on top of your head; your hair seems to have a life of its own and its favourite activity seems to be to get entangled with the nearest object. Detangling your hair results in pretty awkward situations; try taking out your glasses from the top of your head smoothly without it getting stuck in your hair. 5) Stepping Out © Twitter Congratulations! You have just perfected the hairstyle (à la Shahid Kapoor/Hrithik Roshan). With great confidence you have just taken a step outside, only to realise the entire universe has conspired to make your hair look bad. Wind, water, neighbours, traffic, dust, smoke—everything seems to magnify tenfold on the day you are having a good hair day. It is difficult enough with short hair; imagine the tragedy with its longer counterpart. 6) The Sexist Jokes © Twitter A barrage of people will start asking you ridiculous questions or crack unfunny jokes. Dear long-haired person, don't be bogged down by these unsophisticated (read, basic-ass) people. Let them laugh or make fun of you. The easiest response should be you being unbothered, but here are some comebacks, just in case you're in the mood. Oh I thought it was a girl when I saw you with your back turned. (Seriously? Maybe you should get your eyes checked.) Do you want to look like a girl? (Yes, and I will still be prettier than you.) Why are you growing it out? Is it some kind of competition? (Yes, I am growing it for the Olympics.) You must be getting so much attention from men nowadays. (Yes, it's amazing. Jealous?) You're welcome! 7) The Admirer © Twitter Not all people act sanctimonious or nasty with your choice of hair length. There are people who will tell you how jealous they are of your hair (it feels good to hear that, TBH). These people come in two types: a) The Adulators: They tell you that you look good with long hair and will ask you all about the regime you follow and are real appreciators of good hair. b) The Creeps: They need to feel and touch your hair to see how good it is. It is weird and creepy. Requests of running their fingers through the hair are not unheard of. 8) The Style © Twitter Is a man bun okay or should I leave it open? Is a hipster look better or a ponytail? Everything seems to be confusing. Take some time and see how it looks with your face structure. Try keeping some facial hair when having long hair as a total clean shaven look doesn't go very well with it. Not everyone can pull off a Brad Pitt, after all. 9) The Friend © Twitter This person is someone you see on the street or some other place and like you, they also have the gift of long hair. You both give each other a look of deep respect and approval and it feels good to have someone else on your side in this cold, hard world. You guys can open a mutual admiration club. At the end, Hair we are! Some people will always have a lot of problem when they see a guy with long hair, just because it has always been linked with femininity (which is a topic for another debate). The same people will hate on a girl for having short hair. Dear Hater, it is 2018. Move on. And maybe if you had paid a little bit of attention in history class, you would have seen that most men had long hair back then (and they were killing it as well). Also, it is an individual's choice to have long or short hair. As much your advice is appreciated, it is best kept to yourself unless asked for! Moral of the story, or shall we say, the 'mane' point is, if you like it, rock it.
  13. If you have ever trained with a training partner for some time and wondered how he can lift heavier than you despite following the same training and diet plan, then this article is targeted at you. Often at the gyms, we compare ourselves to others and end up being over-critical about our strength and muscular development, thinking may be we are not working as hard as the guy who`s stronger than us. No doubt that someone with more training experience will be the one lifting more weight generally; however, the importance of these factors can`t be denied. 1) Age (Not Training Age) Rate of strength gain is at peak during teens and in your twenties. It is also known that strength can plateau in 30s, provided you have trained for few years correctly before that. More pronounced loss in strength and muscle gains start with the onset of the 40s. One of the main reasons of loss in strength and muscle gains after 40s in reduction in anabolic hormones produced in body. A study found decrease of muscle strength of 16.6% vs 40.9% on subjects who were younger than 40 vs older than 40 years. 2) Limb Length People with different limb (arms and legs) lengths will most probably have different strength levels. Let`s assume two people with same body mass and muscle mass .The one with shorter limbs is more likely to lift heavier weights because of the leverage. Shorter limbs require less force due to shorter resistance force of the arms. A study found out that people with long humerus (upper arm bone) had an average maximal power output of 22% of their max while the one having shorter humerus had a power output of 38%. Here`s a picture of Andrzej Stanaszek who weighed 55kg and squatted 289kg once. © Twitter You can now very much understand the impact of short limb lengths on strength. 3) Tendon Insertion Tendons are tough fibrous tissues that connect muscle to bone or another structure. The exact spot where a tendon attaches to a bone varies from person to person. Depending on how near or farther that spot is located affects strength levels. In simple words, the farther a tendon attaches from a joint, greater the advantage. Take example of dumbbell curl. Someone whose biceps insert farther from the elbow will generally be able to lift heavier than the one whose biceps insert nearer. So don`t beat yourself up in case you suck at curls. Even I suck at it. I can deadlift 200+ kg but can curl only a ridiculously light weight with good form. 4) Muscle Fiber Type © YouTube There`s a reason why someone is best suited for a sport such as sprint while the other is a champion in marathons. The champions in both the fields are number one not because of hard work and practise alone but also because of the fact that a sprinter might be having faster twitch (type 2) muscle fibers slow twitch (type1) muscle fibers dominate in a marathoner. Athletes with type 2 muscle fibers will do better in high intensity sports like Powerlifting, sprinting, weightlifting and even bodybuilding (because they are more susceptible to hypertrophy). While the best cyclists, swimmers and marathon runners have more of type 1 muscle fiber make up. So let's say if you are not able to keep up with your friend who`s running long distance, you can now safely blame your muscle fiber types and try sprinting with him. You might just beat him in that! Reference:- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3940510/ Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  14. US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One prior to departure from Canadian Forces Base Bagotville in Canada, June 9, 2018. Trump travels to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12. ? AFPLA MALBAIE, Canada: US...
  15. Former US president Barack Obama pictured dining with Anthony Bourdain, who died in an apparent suicide on Friday, at a noodle shop in Vietnam. Photo: CNNHANOI: The owner of a Hanoi noodle shop where Anthony Bourdain slurped down ´bun cha´ with...
  16. SC registry Karachi hears plea related to construction of walls with advertisements/ file photoKARACHI: The Supreme Court ordered on Saturday demolishing walls with advertisements in the metropolis and placed a ban on construction of walls in...
  17. KARACHI: The metropolis is faced with a shortage of 250 million gallons of water daily, said Advocate Shahab Usto during a hearing on Saturday in Supreme Court Karachi registry.Usto, who is the petitioner in water case before the Supreme Court, was...
  18. “Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” That's how I'll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly about its ability to bring people together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We'll miss him.” This was the tribute that former President Barack Obama — a man everyone likes — tweeted yesterday on learning about celebrity chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain's death. As it turns out, Obama really liked Bourdain. The duo had sat down for a meal in Vietnam at an unassuming noodle shop for one of the most popular episodes of the latter's show 'Parts Unknown'. One look at the episode and you know that it's definitely the most fun Obama has had in a long time. He wasn't alone. Obama's affection for “Tony” was matched by countless people across the world — some friends and most strangers — who poured their heart out in condolences on social media. All of them had one thing in common: They thought the world of Anthony Bourdain. It's not difficult to see why. After all, most of us have at some point or the other, aspired to be him or at least inherit his curious adventurer self so devoid of cynicism. I know, I did. Who wouldn't want to say a giant screw you to responsibilities, travel to every corner of the world, and taste the delicacies they had to offer? All of us. Yet, Bourdain was the one who got to do that, day in and out. By now, a simple Google search must have filled you on the details: The 61-year-old Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France, where he was shooting the next episode of his Emmy-Winning show 'Parts Unknown'. Believe it or not, the cause of death was suicide. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978, Bourdain spent time at numerous kitchens in different roles before working his way up as Executive Chef at Brasserie Las Halles (where his fans are now paying their respects by leaving heartfelt notes). An impromptu essay in the New Yorker called “Don't Eat Before Reading This” catapulted him into the limelight and led to his bestselling book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly”. Even though he wrote a sequel to the book, Bourdain swiftly moved on to the lucrative world of TV, hosting three different variation of the same show on three different channels, before ending up at CNN with 'Parts Unknown'. Besides how unexpected it was, the news of his death managed to send consistent shockwaves around the world only because of how familiar Bourdain felt. He felt like the cool dad we always wanted to have, the fun uncle who taught us how to live, but most importantly for all of his fans (and I'm sure there are innumerable of them) he felt like a long-lost friend, who really liked cold beer and absolutely hated brunch. Come to think of it, much of his TV persona was based on how accessible he was. Unlike other “celebrity” chefs, he would never put himself in the centre. It didn't matter which country his show took him to, Bourdain would always ensure that his presence was merely incidental. He would promptly assume the role of a speaker and let the culture and inhabitants of the country speak about themselves and their food. In doing so, he opened up unbelievable parts of the world to us, and dared us to explore it, without appropriating. It's the simple stuff, really, but also the ones most chefs nowadays seem to forget. But not Bourdain. For he, knew how to separate the travel with tourism. Nearly all of Bourdain's travel writing too depended on this unique ability of his to just live in the moment and make the most of it. Take for instance, his recommendation on what to do in Paris: “Most of us are lucky to see Paris once in a lifetime. Please, make the most of it by doing as little as possible. Eat. Catch a breakfast buzz. Have a nap. Try and have *** if you can, just not with a mime. Eat again. Lounge around drinking coffee. Mabe read a book. Drink some wine. Eat. Repeat. See? It's easy.” That was what Bourdain's personality was all about: easy. As an interviewer profiling him once observed, it was just impossible to not like him. Whoever met him has admitted about feeling “alive” after a conversation with him. Heck, even journalists have gone on the record marveling at how he would always remember their names and ensure he gave them good quotes. Then there was the heartwarming story of how he published the book of the 86-year-old critic who wrote an upbeat review about a new opening of an Olive Garden but was mocked by people on the internet, who have become blind to niceness. Bourdain, on the other hand, thought her writings had a “valuable POV of small-town American dining” and even wrote the foreword for the book. But, the one incident that will forever hold Bourdain's memory in unfailing good light is his unflinching support for girlfriend Asia Argento after she accused Harvey Weinstein of rape and made a powerful statement against him at Cannes. In his own words, “He was a fucking feminist.” And, yet the man who was everyone's role-model and would probably be described as being “full of life” ended up being the one who would take his own life. It's a sad irony to contend with, but even sadder is acknowledging the fact that Bourdain was suffering from acute depression. To the world, who thought the world of him, he channeled the persona of the man who's got it all. And, I suspect it is this expectation that forced him to look at his “personal unhappiness as his own failing”. After all, what can you be depressed about when you're Anthony fucking Bourdain? Turns out, a lot. To be fair, the signs were always there. Bourdain spent most of his early life struggling with drug abuse, self-destructive behaviour, and his own anger. His parents' divorce certainly added to the scar; which was further wounded by two failed marriages of his own. In fact, in one of the episodes of 'Parts Unknown', he went as far as admitting that he was depressed. Talking about a harmless hamburger, he said, “It's an insignificant thing, it's a small thing, it's a hamburger, but it's not a good one. Suddenly, I look at the hamburger and I find myself in a spiral of depression that can last for days.” If there's one thing we should take back from Bourdain's untimely fact, it's the unpleasant truth that depression wins over the best of us. That, even the ones who have it all are people wrestling with their inner demons. That it is unfair of us to expect people like Bourdain to feel guilty about their sadness. That we can't expect strong and people like Bourdain to be strong at all times. But most importantly, that we can't — and shouldn't — accuse him of “throwing away his life”. He didn't owe us his life. Instead, we must realise how difficult his inner demons made living for him. Afterall, depression doesn't discriminate; it makes prisoners out of the most creative of us. To borrow Obama's words, “We'll miss him”.
  19. The Taliban announced Saturday a three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though it said operations against "foreign occupiers" would continue. Photo: FileKABUL: The Taliban announced Saturday a...
  20. An outside view of the KP Assembly that passed the KP-FATA merger bill with two-thirds majority on May 27, after it being already approved from the upper and lower chambers of the Parliament. ? Geo News FILEPESHAWAR: The Government of Khyber...
  21. YRF will officially distribute the film in international markets. Photo: PublicityKARACHI: Ali Zafar's Lightingale Productions has teamed up with Yash Raj Productions for an exclusive international theatrical distribution of his upcoming film,...
  22. If you ever believed in that age old legend that how all of us have around seven doppelgangers in the world, then maybe you should continue believing in it, or at least Peter Dinklage aka Tyrion Lannister should definitely believe in it. Although the character claims to drink a lot and know a lot of things, this is one piece of information that will leave him shook. He has a Kashmiri doppelganger named Tariq Mir who was spotted by Imtiaz Ali and it's insane how similar the two actors look! © freepresskashmir Tariq was spotted by Imitiaz while he was shooting for a project in the Valley and became instantly viral after the director shared a picture with him. © Instagram However, acting was more of serendipity for Tariq and not a conscious choice which he made. Turns out that Imtiaz's distant relative and a line producer in his team spotted him while he was auditioning to be a clown for a children's event. It was after this meeting that Tariq realised that someone called Peter Dinklage existed in Hollywood and they were basically twins! © Twitter Tariq is only 30 years old as compared to Peter who is now 48 years. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, he shared how life had suddenly changed after this new found fame. “Now, I have become famous. It has given me and other actors in the Valley hope that we can accomplish big things. I recently played Tyrion in a short film and now it is my dream to meet him, I imitate his walk, his style... even his clothes. I feel proud every time I see him on Game Of Thrones. Tyrion Lannister is an inspiration for every dwarf.” © Mumbai Mirror It's amazing how resembling a celebrity can completely change the life of an ordinary person.
  23. A man walks past the Charlevoix G7 logo at the main press center ahead of the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada. Photo: ReutersQUEBEC CITY: Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations are set to clash with a combative US President Donald Trump on Friday...
  24. Thanks to smart watches, all of a sudden, it's now impossible to cheat on your daily routine. They track almost everything, including your calorie burns, calls, selfies and even the number of hours you sleep. Even while you snore, there's a mechanical device tracking your activities and helping you live better. After all, smart watches make your every day drill easier, more efficient, organised and all in all, a hell lot stylish (we'll talk about that in a bit). Besides, smart watches (including the Fossil Q) are also an AM to PM accessory. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood So no surprises here, when the Fossil Q Hybrid Smartwatch fell into my hands, my desire to try it shot up beyond measure. One fine Sunday, I strapped it onto my wrist and wore it through the day. And believe me, it was the first time the number of steps I had walked in the day, were more than my total calorific consumption. Needless to say, I had a good night's sleep. Time for the real deal. At first glance, the Fossil Q looked like your everyday analog — exceedingly classic in a 'manly' brown. The kinda stuff you pair with almost everything and anything, whether you throw on casuals, semi-formal wear or even slip into a suit. But another look and I noticed the pop orange on the dial and realised why it's a hybrid smartwatch. It had a lot to offer. Being smarter than the rest of course, the Fossil Q can be paired with any android device/iOS. In my case, a quick download of the Fossil Q App from the App Store (+ a Bluetooth pairing), helped me sync the watch to my mobile and I found myself digging deep into the features in store. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood Some of the features that caught my eye: 1. There's a complete Activity Tracker, that records your entire day, including your number of steps, calories burnt. It also has a Sleep Tracker. Besides that, you can even keep a check on your goals, control music and calculate your commute time. 2. I was actually able to find my phone using the Fossil Q app. With just the press of a button, it guided me to my bedroom, where my mobile was sitting, happily tucked under my Khadi duvet. Careless me, but organic me. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood 3. With the camera screen of my phone directed towards me, using the smartwatch's center button, I was able to happily click selfies for my next Instagram upload. Now that's something. 4. Not to forget, the watch vibrated thrice when I received a call. The mechanical arms suggested that it was my Boss Lady (AKA the Editor of MensXP, Namrata Nongpiur) ringing. And that was my key: it was 8:35 AM, and it was time I headed for a meal with her (and a prospective client). I was already late. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood But to be frank, this wasn't a no-brainer for me. Though, I was going to wear the Fossil Q through the day, since I had two (different) circles of friends to socialise with post-breakfast, an outfit decision was key. I decided to keep my trousers and footwear constant. While the trousers were a safe black, the palette of my kicks complimented the colour of the smartwatch — brown. The Fossil Q was my chosen (cc: important) accessory for the day, so I needed to allow it to shine. 1. The Colour Black With A Brown-Strapped Fossil Q Is #CoupleGoals. Outfit #1 of the day, was the epitome of simplicity. All-black for a breakfast may not seem like the best idea for you, but try it — you'd rise above the theory that says, "It's hot, black is not for summer". With earphones in my pocket, four apparel changes in the car and Kurt Cobain on my tee, I drove off. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood Pro-Tip: If you're not into an only-black casual encounter for the day, stick to a fun, cool graphic T-shirt anyway. Try tones of blue, bright colours and pair with khaki-brown chinos, if need be. For best results with a Fossil Q, stick to neutral tones on the outfit to let the spotlight remain on the timepiece. And... after a hefty meal (and only a few professional discussions lol), what followed were two practical but effective outfit changes in the day: 2. Summer Whites Are A Reality. Your Fossil Q's Going To Love Them. For one, let's talk of my tryst with a monochrome (actually, almost-white) ensemble, for a lunch (date) with my girl-best friend. Being a sucker for summer layering, I opted for a shirt-over-a-shirt situation and since summer's here (so, it's officially an all-white season), I decided to head that route. Thanks to my white-on-white decision, it all came to a great close. The Fossil Q being brown in colour (a neutral shade), stood out against the white anyway. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood Pro-Tip: As the day progresses, graduate from a T-shirt to a shirt with your Fossil Q. Keep the base of the outfit very neutral. Since the trend of white-on-white is a big celebrity-favourite right now, we'd suggest you give it a try. Not forgetting, it's also a runway trend. However, if unlike me, you don't want a hint of black on the primary shirt, add some colour to your ensemble with a snapback or even tinted sunnies. 3. The Fossil Q, For A Few Beers Or Cocktails Lastly, for the outfit that closed my day: a Cuban-collared floral shirt topped with a pink bomber jacket — a standing example of my fixation with summer layering. Something, I'd suggest to every style-fanatic out there, aggressively. Pair your groundbreaking florals with a piece of light layering (like a bomber, denim jacket, varsity jacket or shacket) and walk yourself into a hip-hop bar post 7 PM (like I did). © MensXP/Anubhav Sood Pro-Tip: If drinks at 7 PM mean darker tones to you, turn towards bombers in evening-appropriate shades and primary pieces in darker tones (t-shirts/shirts/polo T-shirts). But remember to let the timepiece shine. Since, full-sleeved layering pieces can hide your Fossil Q, either pull the sleeves up, just throw the bomber on your shoulders (instead of wearing it) or in case of a denim jacket, roll it up along with your shirt sleeves. No matter what you wear, just remember: give the watch enough surface area for an uninterrupted view. It was almost midnight now and I was prepared to hit the bed. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood And so I did. I changed into my bed-robe and right before dozing off, decided to view my day on the 'Activity Tracker' on the Fossil Q Mobile App; to verse myself with the number of steps I had walked, miles I had covered and how many I must in the approaching week. ©MensXP/Anubhav Sood All summed up, the Fossil Q surprised me. Not because it was my first experience with a smartwatch, but because I've never been game for typical-looking smartwatches (they don't suit my personal style). But though the Fossil Q didn't look like one, it behaved like one and that for me was a win-win: it had the right amount of tech in a supremely classic (and versatile) timepiece. Now that's a first for the watch industry. To buy the Fossil Q Hybrid Smartwatch, click here.
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