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  1. Bodybuilders are worshipped by every gym-going bro who wants to develop a good physique. They would go to any extent to follow the advice and suggestions given by these pro-bodybuilders. People take them as their guru and a source of magic to help them achieve the same conditioning and more often than not, their advice is really non-sensical without any basis. The following pointers hold true for 90 per cent of pro-bodybuilders: 1) They do not have ample knowledge on exercise or nutrition science. 2) They have built their physiques using anabolic steroids. 3) They do not even perform some exercises with the right form. Here are the top 5 pieces of advice they tend to give you, which you should watch out for: 1) Eat Clean Foods Like Rice, Chicken, Etc To Get Shredded: Calories come from all foods and beverages. You can include some junk foods with your nutritious ones. Your body needs micronutrients and vitamins. You don't have to eat rice, chicken and broccoli for all your meals. Keep some varieties so that you don't get bored. 2) Close-Grip Bench Works Your Inner Chest: No exercise can work your "inner chest.” To improve the development of your inner chest, it is simply important to fully shorten your pec muscles and do a full range of motion. Much like a biceps curl “for peak” forces your muscle to be fully shortened and thereby grow upward, the same idea goes for inner chest. 3) Fasted Cardio Burns More Fat Than Fed-State Cardio: Nope! Never been proven. In fact, in scientific literature, it has been shown that cardio (or any exercise) is done after consuming calories has a greater thermogenic effect that is, more calories are burned. Simply don't force yourself into fasted cardio if you do not enjoy it. 4) Stretch Your Muscles And Hold Them For 20 Seconds. The FST-7 Concept: Your fascia does not stretch! It's a proven fact that fascia has the tensile force of steel. It may expand, much like muscle does when it gets warm, and become more flexible, but as soon as it cools, it's right back to where it started. Fascia grows in much the same way muscle does. You may break fascial adhesions, which gives the concept of expansion or greater range this is a great thing! but sadly, it's not stretching to allow for muscle growth. Increase your volume to grow your muscle via adding sets or load or reps, and the fascia will see a need to adapt and expand. 5) Eat Tilapia To Thin Your Skin: This is a big claim coming from bodybuilders. Any food item has no relation to your skin. To get paper thin skin, you need to lose body fat. You have to drop down your fat below 8 per cent and but staying below 8 per cent for a long time can drop down your performance and *** drive. Author Bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  2. I recently read an interesting comment on a Facebook post saying that every second person on the street is a fitness expert today. As absurd and ridiculous as it may sound, it is unfortunately true. Today, every person who hits the gym and manages to lose some fat or gain some muscle becomes a guru instantly. Add to that the influence some people may have due to the nature of their work, and you got a boiling hot disaster recipe. Here are some examples of these common disasters you may be following as a fitness enthusiast: 1. Actors As much as they would be in shape or transition with drastic transformations between movies, you've got to understand that they get paid to look a certain way and present a peculiar physique for a film. They might not always do it the right way or the safe way. 2. Fashion Models These are again that lot who get paid to look a certain way. And they take it to such an unhealthy extent that they sometimes starve, forcibly puke out food from their bodies or do hours and hours of cardio at a stretch to look skinny. Most of them even end up with eating disorders and looking like a hanger with clothes on the ramp. Fitness advise from them? No, thank you. 3. Bloggers These are the kind of people that companies, who want to push out useless products, reach out to. They will write a post or shoot a video or put an amazingly awesome visual and then insert a 'promo code' towards the end. You fall for it and pay for the product. The company pays these bloggers. And the vicious cycle continues. Most of the time these products are useless supplements like fat burners, herbal teas, meal replacement shakes. Read: The 'ONLY' supplements you will ever need. 4. The Bro At The Gym Signs to identify this bro: a. Sips on BCAAs at the gym b. Constantly talks about bodybuilders and compares his physique to their c. Carries five different recovery and intra-workout supplements with him (do not worry, he will show it to you) d. Preaches you should only eat clean and eat boiled chicken e. Wears a tank top all the time f. Wears a back supporting belt for doing bicep curls with 10-kilo dumbbells See this guy? Stay away from him. 5. Your Neighbor Your neighbour pretty much has an opinion and expertise on all the topics in the world, and fitness is at the very top of it. They claim that they have the knowledge of what to eat, how to control blood sugar, how you should go for a walk early in the morning for fat loss, and many more ignorant claims like these. Exchange a hello once in a while but never discuss your fitness regime with them. Unless they are a practitioner in the industry. Author Bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  3. Arguably one of the highly-rated young talent in the country, KL Rahul climbed up the ladder in Indian cricket on the basis of consistent performances. Making full use of the opportunities, his breakthrough 2013-14 season laid the foundation of Karnataka's Ranji Trophy triumph, proving his credentials as a first-class cricketer. Then, a profitable 2016 IPL season saw him earning his cap for the national team. His appetite for runs further gave India an opportunity to boast of an extra option at the top of the order. But, as all good things come to an end, Rahul hit a lean patch that saw him getting dropped from the side. And, just when things couldn't get any worse for him, the Karnataka cricketer found himself in the middle of a controversy following his appearance on popular chat show 'Koffee With Karan' alongside teammate Hardik Pandya. And, what followed later had a great impact on the young cricketer. Slammed by a billion fans and suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rahul endured the worst possible nightmare a cricketer can be exposed to. But, rather than letting the incident affect his mindset, Rahul used it as an opportunity to channelise his frustration into fruitful results. © AP "It has been a hard time, no doubt. As a player, as a person, everyone has to go through difficult times and it was my time to go through that. It gave me the time to reflect on my game, on myself. I have always been somebody who takes things as it comes and I am just happy to be back here now," Rahul told the International Cricket Council (ICC). Before his suspension, Rahul was subject to immense criticism following his below-average performances in Australia. His frailties, especially against incoming deliveries which first appeared on the England tour, were exposed and exploited by the Australian seamers. And, the result was quite obvious for the right-hander. Using the suspension for his own good, the right-handed batsman bolstered the chinks in his armour through hard work in the nets and by spending time with Rahul Dravid. Given an opportunity to regain his form, the 26-year-old was roped in for India A's home series against England Lions that brought a more focussed and responsible Rahul to the fore. Leading from the front, Rahul scored 81 runs in India A's first innings. The right-hander stitched a 178-run stand with fellow opener and centurion Abhimanyu Easwaran to box the visitors out of the contest in Mysore. Apart from that, the elegant batsman also scored 89 runs in the first unofficial Test in Wayanad. © AP "I got some time off from international cricket, so I could come back to India and reflect on what was not going right for me. Fortunately, I got to play some India A games where the pressure is a bit less and where I could focus on my skill and my technique. Got to spend a lot of time with Rahul Dravid, working on my game and chatting about cricket. He helped a lot in the five games I played for India A. The time I have spent in the middle has helped," Rahul said. Showing signs of improvement, Rahul was then called back into the national side for Australia's tour of India - a moment that he had been patiently waiting for to right his wrongs. The first T20I saw a rampant Rahul hammering his way to a 36-ball 50 in a match where the popular batsmen failed to deliver. Continuing his fine form, the Indian opener began his innings in the second T20I in the same 'slambang' manner before getting dismissed for a 26-ball 47 that was decorated with four sixes. While India lost both the matches and eventually the T20I series, it was great to see Rahul return to form and emerging as the second-highest run-getter. © AP "It's nice to be back with the boys and be back in blue. Just happy that I have tasted a bit of success in the last two games and my batting has come out pretty well," he said. But, individual success means nothing to this dashing batsman as he expressed his disappointment after failing to guide his team to victory. "But the other side is that I could have carried on in both innings, got a big score and won the game for my team. I'll take the two knocks but there is a lot that I have learnt from the two knocks and I want to improve," Rahul concluded. For a man who became 'Public Enemy No 1' and was left to fend for himself in abyss following his controversy and, thereon, suspension, Rahul's grit and perseverance as a cricketer has undeniably allowed him to win back the fans and impress the Indian selectors with his renewed form. Going into the five-match ODI series, Rahul would be eager to carry his blistering form to help India peg back the Aussies and bolster his chances of securing a spot in Virat Kohli-led side's playing XI for the ICC World Cup in England & Wales.
  4. Gyms are popping up everywhere nowadays like corn crops. The fitness industry is booming and so are the jobs. Getting a personal trainer certification is a joke and these 'certified' personal trainers are getting only more idiotic every year. If your gym trainer tells you any of these things, know that you are better off them or you need to find someone else: 1. Carbohydrates After Sunset Make You Fat There isn't any macronutrient timing. You can eat protein or fats or carbs whenever you want. It is your daily calorie intake that matters the most. Over-consuming calories over time will make you fat. Eating in a calorie deficit for long will make you lose weight. It comes down to that and not a particular diet. © Pixabay 2. For Your First 7 Days In The Gym, You Need To Do Only Cardio To Strengthen Your Muscles This is one of the most common sentences you will hear from any gym trainer across India https://www.mensxp.com/health/body-building/46579-5-useless-things-every-desi-gym-trainer-makes-people-do.html. You don't have to do cardio to strengthen your muscles. You are already doing cardio outside the gym like walking, climbing stairs, doing household works, etc. To strengthen your muscles you need to start with basic weight training exercises or body weight exercises. 3. Your Knees Shouldn't Pass Your Toes During Squats This is outright ridiculous and has led to more injuries in the gym than anything else. It is a pretty common statement by fitness enthusiasts and gym trainers. This is coming from a study which was done in 1972, in which, if the load on the bar increases then the joints will face a sheer force which will cause an injury to your knees. But the recent literature has proved that if the knees go past the toes with an upright posture, then it won't harm your knees. When your knees do not pass your toes, it can increase the risk of lower back injuries. Olympic weightlifters perform their main lift with their knees past their toes https://www.mensxp.com/health/body-building/49839-5-tips-to-fix-your-squat-and-avoid-knee-injuries.html. For a full range of motion, your knees passing your toes is completely fine. 4. Performing More Crunches Will Help You Lose Belly Fat Performing more crunches will help you to train and develop your ab muscles but not reduce your fat mass. A well-structured calorie deficit with high protein intake and combined with resistance training will help you to reduce fat mass. © Thinkstock 5. You Need To Inject Steroids To Get A Kick-Ass Physique If you want to finish your weight training journey soon then you can go ahead with it. Gym trainers often think injecting steroids will keep their steroids gains forever with them, but frankly speaking, they will stay with you till you inject. I'm not against steroids, it's completely an individual's decision, but saying that everyone who wants to build a great jaw-dropping physique needs them is wrong. Natural bodybuilding does exist and to build a great physique you need to prioritize your nutrition and training for years. Check out some cool natural dudes on Instagram like Alberto Nunez, Eric Helms, Ryan Dorris, etc. In the end, if any trainer prescribes or suggests you anything do some research on it before proceeding. Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  5. After not being a part of the playing XI for two ODIs against New Zealand, which led to some of his fans speculate his surprise WWE Royal Rumble appearance this year, MS Dhoni was back with the squad to play the fifth and final match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington after healing from a hamstring injury. In the former skipper's absence, the team had suffered a massive blow in the fourth ODI in Hamilton when the batting order completely imploded leading to one of the worst batting performances by the Men in Blue, in the history of Indian cricket as they were wrapped up at 92 runs, total. On making his return though, it felt as if Dhoni had never left the team as he continued to read the rival batsman's posture and coached the bowlers accordingly from behind the stumps in his usual loud-mouthed manner as we saw in the first ODI as well when the keeper helped spinner Kuldeep Yadav bag Trent Boult's wicket to end the Kiwis' innings. We have come to terms with the fact that every game MS Dhoni plays will have a special 'MS Dhoni Highlight'. In Wellington too, arguably the best wicket keeper of our time, Dhoni had a highlight all to his own when he ran out New Zealand's middle order batsman, James Neesham. Ms dhoni 10years challenge ð¥ð#Dhoni #MSDhoni #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/FLPOcPFqEc — Lachu (@Msdlachu) February 3, 2019 As the entire team cried loud for an LBW appeal on a Kedar Jadhav delivery, a distracted Neesham moved out of the crease for a split second and that's when MS Dhoni capitalised as he threw the ball directly at the stumps to take the Kiwi's wicket. The real fun, however, began once the match was over and the Indian side won the series 4-1, when the International Cricket Council (ICC) replied to Japanese artist Yoko Ono's life-advice seeking tweet with probably the best response from the 2000+ response long thread. Never leave your crease with MS Dhoni behind the stumps! https://t.co/RoUp4iMpX6 — ICC (@ICC) February 3, 2019 With a brilliant sportsmanship, James Neesham also responded to the tweet: Thanks for all the advice. Figure out where the ball is, then run. Gotcha ð — Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) February 3, 2019 After winning their 9th bilateral ODI series since the 2017 Champions Trophy, India look ready to for a three-game T20I series against New Zealand starting 6th February 2019.
  6. India is a country where cricket is considered nothing less than religion and people literally worship the game. It is a country where no matter how much you promote any other sport, it will always come under the shadow of the game of cricket It is a country where children are playing the game even in the narrowest of streets, aspiring to represent their nation. But at the end of the day, the Indian National team has only 16 spots, out of which the 11 best players get to play. And let's be very honest, not everyone can be a Virat Kohli or a Rohit Sharma. Millions of children play cricket every day, out of which about fifty thousand take it up as a profession in a good year, and out of those fifty thousand, only 16 get selected. The numbers put things into perspective, doesn't it? The cricket mania in our country is such that people leave everything to excel in the sport. They train day and night just to get into that blue jersey. Many leave their studies and every other hobby, just to focus on the game. And out of all, there are only a handful of people who get to have their dream come true. The rest have to make do with crushed dreams. The importance of studies is such that even a legend like MS Dhoni completed his degree. Even after years of getting on the field, he did complete his education, because he himself realises how imperative it is to have one. © Reuters Speaking of wise legends of the game, how can we forget our Mr Dependable, Rahul Dravid, who himself has a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from St. Joseph's College? Dravid, who has been in charge of India's U-19 squad and India A team for over three years now, has also raised his voice in favour of young cricketers having alternate career options as the drop-out rates continue to escalate. During a recent meeting with the BCCI officials, 'the wall' weighed in on the importance of working on the life skills for the budding cricketers. © ICC Tufan Ghosh, the COO of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) spoke of the meeting with TOI in his recent interview: “Dravid and the other coaches here had pointed out the need to start such a process. We are working towards formulating a structure before it is sent to the higher authorities in BCCI to get things going... Right now, we can't be teaching them like what happens in NIS, but Dravid has emphasized on life education.” Further explaining his statement, Mr Ghosh said: “Most of the cricketers these days are so engrossed in playing the game that they don't look at any other aspect of life. It has been observed a lot of these young players quit cricket by 21. Then it's a struggle for them to lead a stable life. We are looking at life coaching, internships with companies and training in other vocational courses and then facilitating jobs for the youngsters.” BCCI is further looking to rope in companies that can help them with the process. They have also planned to align with the state bodies and academies, so that if the players from different state bodies feel the need to avail the facility, then it could be done easily. Let's hope this step by BCCI proves to be a fruitful one for the coming generations.
  7. For those of us located in the geographical area that lies between how itchy (and bit*hy) we get over matters related to Kashmir, and how easily we can look at the southern states beyond the “Madrasi” tag, lies an avidly growing crop of connoisseurs who have the heart (and able ears) to appreciate comedy that is to be found all around us - hidden in a chaiwala's hometown, to the cool locales of the seven sisters, you can't even name correctly. And there is one man in particular who has been feeding the voracious appetite of all these comedy-lovers who lay in-between this ever agitated conundrum called India. Amit Tandon is one of India's most favourite funnyman, and his masterstroke lies in bringing a highly varied gathering of people to double over with his rib-tickling laughter-bombs, irrespective of their age, gender, creed or for that matter, even their class, bank balance and cab-booking service preferences. © Instagram However, if you asked a decade younger Amit Tandon the most static question one gets asked in an HR interview, “where do you see yourself in the next 5 years”, you would have probably been surprised by the response that this query fetched you. Because, much like the unpredictability of Ranveer Singh's next fashion choice, Delhi's weather and the car ahead of you changing its lane within a matter of seconds, stand-up comedy happened to Amit all of a sudden, and all at once. The Backstory Back in 2010, when Amit was minding his business (literally!), after having made it through years of academic trials (you may know them as exams), first in engineering college and then while pursuing his MBA, Amit was intrigued by the concept of open mic that was slowly gripping Delhi. He decided to go and attend a open mic near his place to see for himself what the hype was all about. © Amit Tandon Turns out, he was bowled over by the idea, and took to it as effortlessly as Delhi boys take to cussing. Having stayed off the stage for almost a decade due to his studies, Amit found himself inspired enough to put pen to paper once more since his college days, when he actively wrote for college theatre plays and the like. The Ultimate Initiation It was in July 2010 when Amit finally gave in to his overbearing desire and performed at his first ever open mic in South Delhi. The following two to three years went by in a blur, with more and more open mic performances in various places, which were usually 5-7 minute long sets. That eventually scaled up to 30-minute sets on stage, and gradually paid gigs at clubs et al. became Amit's new normal. However, it was in 2012-13 when he started doing corporate shows, that he began to feel he could finally switch to stand-up comedy full-time, and turn it into a career. The rest, as we all know, is history. © Instagram The Stand-Up Comedy Industry - Then & Now 2015 has to be Amit's most memorable year professionally, because that is when “the married guy” took off in the virtual space, after one of his video went viral on social media. However, when you ask him how times have changed since, Amit would give you a very personal and insightful peek into the stand-up comedy industry. When I posed the same question, he went on to share that, “earlier there was only one set of audience - cosmopolitan, urban Indians living in South Delhi or South Bombay, who were open to the concept of live entertainment.” That time saw the domination of English comedy coming from well-educated and well-travelled comics. On the other hand, “now it's a mix of languages, where we have English, Hindi and even Hinglish. Even the art has travelled far and wide in the country, with shows happening in even smaller towns and cities such as Siliguri, Guwahati, Indore, Bhopal besides many others”. © Amit Tandon Amit further added that today even the audience has undergone a drastic makeover. He said, “it's not a single stand-up audience now. Everyone has developed their own fan base. There are genres developing in comedy now, which is a huge development since the earlier times”. What It Takes To Make It As A Stand-Up Comic So finally now that I had the chance, there was a nagging question that I wished to get out of the way ASAP. Thus, I ended up asking Amit if being funny, and an ability to make people laugh the only prerequisites to becoming a stand-up comedian (you see, the hope and subconscious desire to make it as a comic blooms within the heart of many of us). This is exactly how he took that question, “stand-up comedy is not just about being funny, it's being funny for strangers. Being funny with your friends is easy, given the numerous touchpoints you share. Even a simple one-liner can make your friends laugh because of the connection. Whereas, being able to make complete strangers relate to your work and laugh at your jokes, is what makes you a comic.” © Instagram That would have dashed a lot of hopes, but what Amit adds next is pure gem. He said that the difference between being funny and being a comedian lies in making a varied group of audience laugh at your jokes. Because as a performer “your audience changes everyday - their experiences and background change, so one needs to go up there, build a relationship with their audience and then make them crack-up”. The Other Side Of Comedy So when we are talking about stand-up comedy, how could I not touch upon social media popularity, its longevity and it turning into an obsessive aspiration for amateur comics? Amit was quick to share his valuable insights when he pointed out that social media popularity is short lived and has its own challenges. He pointed out how social media constantly beckons us to keep feeding a “monster”, so people would follow us. Yet it also acts as the first stepping stone for new artists to show their work. “When one is starting out, YouTube videos come in handy when people ask for showreels.” But Amit also cautions us that social media popularity cannot be the only aspiration when someone is just starting out, especially in the first three years.” © Amit Tandon Why? Because “for the first three years, you should work on building your material, making yourself funny and becoming good enough, so that when people call you after that 5-min sneak peek, we have a good 30 min entertainer on the ready”. Advice For Aspiring Comedians So basically I went on Humans of New York on Amit, and asked him that one question we have all picked up since HONY turned it into a rage, in this case, “what advice would you give to aspiring stand-up comedians” and trust Amit Tandon to give it to you most honestly. “Find an open mic to go to and perform. Next, write your own material, go back again and perform. So in short, write, record and repeat. Perform as much as you can, record your performance, watch it, make changes where required and go back again. That's the only practical and healthy way to improve. However, senior comics are easily approachable, who can guide you in the field. But the basic would still remain 'write, record and repeat'.” © Instagram Failures In This Field & How To Deal With Them Sure enough, I wanted to find out about failures in this field and how to best deal with them, because that's perhaps the biggest reason why the best of us with the talent to make it big as a stand-up comedian never give it a try in the first place. Especially, since failures in this field can be pretty personal. But guess what, Amit gives you the best way out to deal with them! “Failures in this career happens every other day - maybe you thought a joke was funny but no one laughed, offending people can also be a failure. No one liking your set, people doing something else during your performance, these are all failures.” So what Amit suggests is that, “take each of your failures personally. That is only when you will improve, or else you'll forget about it by next morning. Look at your failure, introspect and think about what went wrong and better it - was it the setup, did you not research about your audience, was the beginning not right, did you not do your jokes properly or if the timing was off? Figure out and take it personally in comedy to improve.” © Instagram #AmitSpeaks: How To Become A Stand-Up Comedian Last but not the least. I made Amit answer the most important question, and here is exactly what he said: “First, find out where open mics happen around your city. Go attend it and see how it works. Come back and write your own story - don't write on the basis of what people are laughing at. Instead, write on what frustrates you, what you find funny in life, what your observations are. Prepare a five minute set and register for an open mic. Go on stage and perform. If it doesn't work, go and check why it didn't do well. Better it, go back and do it again. So "write, record and repeat" that's your ultimate mantra.” Amit was the most gracious star who patiently and earnestly responded to my long list of questions. The man believes in offering people the space to let go and laugh freely, through his highly relatable observational comedy, delivered in a simple language funny enough to tickle your bones. © Instagram But while 2019 has just begun, I couldn't end this article without telling you about all that you can look forward to from Amit this year. From his extensive international tour across Europe, to a number of series that he is working on, there is lot in store for his fans! But if there is one project Amit is super excited about, it's the project on partition that he is working on, which might be launched on the small screen. What makes this project so special for him is his family's history being connected to it. Amit's family migrated to India in 1947 from Pakistan, so that establishes a personal connect. There is so much more to Amit Tandon that we haven't seen so far, but for now his laughter-bombs in Netflix's 'Comedians of the World' are keeping us more than sated.
  8. While we're happy for Ranbir Kapoor when he gave us 'Sanju', the biggest hit of 2018, there are some movies he perhaps inadvertently didn't give his all too, which plummeted at the box office. Why're we telling you this? Well, because when he was giving us back-to-back flops films like 'Besharam' (2014), 'Roy' (2015), 'Tamasha' (2015) and 'Jagga Jasoos' (2017), he was actually trolled by a cop and asked to stop doing so! © Fox Star Studios Well, not literally trolled but recently the actor attended the Umang Police Show 2019 and narrated an incident when a cop asked him to stop one night and upon recognising him, gave him a lecture about his career and how he shouldn't give any more flops and instead, suggested he does a film where he plays a policeman! © Eros International Ranbir went onto stage and narrated the incident to Shah Rukh Khan who was also on stage with him and other prominent guests who were amidst the audience. The cop first stopped his car and upon recognising him, he took a picture with Ranbir, only to sit and give him some detailed career advice on how his next film should be a one where he plays a cop. © Viral Bhayani I mean I wish it was so easy to stop most Bollywood actors and and give them some unsolicited advice on some things they probably shouldn't have done! But I guess the Mumbai policeman was lucky enough to encounter one of the biggest stars in Bollywood and sit him down over some serious talk. © Instagram Watch the video of Ranbir narrating this during the Umang Police Show 2019! Video: Ranbir Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan and Manish Paul on stage. #Umang2019 #umangpoliceshow2019 #RanbirKapoor #Ranbir #ShahRukhKhan #ManishPaul #Bollywood A post shared by Ranbir Kapoor Universe (@ranbirkapooruniverse) on Jan 27, 2019 at 10:00am PST But on an endearing note, I believe it was quite sweet of the cop to suggest something like that to Ranbir, since the policeman would actually want a fine actor to emulate the role of a policeman in a film. If directors do have any good scripts or ideas for a cop-based film, they should definitely get in touch with Ranbir, as he's told the cop he'd be open to doing it, but hasn't had a chance yet. Well, here's hoping Ranbir!
  9. For a man who was working as a groundsman before impressing a local coach who eventually helped him in landing a job as a professional cricketer, Nathan Lyon has undoubtedly come a long way to establish himself as one of the most effective spinners in the longest version of the game. Making his debut in 2011, Lyon took just four years to become Australia's most successful Test off-spinner of all time, passing Hugh Trumble's tally of 141 wickets. During that phase, while the cricketing world was going gaga over Ravichandran Ashwin, Lyon quietly went about his business, taking key wickets at crucial intervals with his ever-improving spin prowess. Today, he is one of most experienced and key players in the Australian fold, especially in the longest format. And, India's ongoing tour of Australia has once again highlighted how good this 31-year-old offie has been for his country. Playing in two Tests (Adelaide & Perth), Lyon didn't really surprise anyone by emerging as the leading wicket-taker in the four-match series. © AP The Aussie spinner has claimed 16 scalps at an average of 19.43, including two five-wicket hauls. More importantly, if it wasn't for five-wicket haul in the first innings and three more scalps in the second, Australia wouldn't have managed to peg India back with a 146-run triumph in Perth. Going into the third Test which would be crucial for both the sides, the Indian cricket team would be eager to upstage the Australian spinner who has, so far, spelled doom for some of the biggest names in the visiting side. And, while the Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar will surely be working closely with the batsmen on the Lyon problem, Sourav Ganguly has come up with a special advice for Virat Kohli & co to tackle the offie. “I had thought of sending a text to Kohli but I haven't done it yet. I wanted to tell him that you shouldn't give so many wickets to spinners outside the subcontinent. There is no doubt that Nathan Lyon is a great spinner but so were Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and Graeme Swann,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by India TV. © AP “They have shown him too much respect by defending a lot of deliveries outside the off-stump. Instead, I feel they should attack him more and look to build towards at least a total in excess of 300-350,” he added. The former Indian skipper was critical of the Indian batsmen and expressed his disappointment at their repeated failures. He further opined that the Indian batsmen, despite touring Australia back in 2014, have not shown any signs of improvement. “For all of India's top order batsmen, this is not their first tour to Australia. They have been there before. Logically their game should improve over the years but from what we saw in Perth, it is difficult to say it has. Barring Kohli and (Cheteshwar) Pujara, none of them are making a lot of runs and this is not good for the team. If India have to win, they will have to do a lot more,” Ganguly said. With the four-match series currently tied at 1-1, Kohli and his men will be eager to take note of Ganguly's advice before locking horns with Australia in the third Test, slated to begin from 26th December at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
  10. What would you do if you had the chance to interact with one of the world's most richest man that there is? Coming across such an opportunity would give us the power to shower them with some of our most eager questions! So, finally, when the opportunity presents itself, we will surely have the most superb (read eccentric) queries to pose to our heroes. © Reuters The world knows him as the face of Microsoft, or as the possessor of the former 'World's Richest Man' title. We are talking about Bill Gates, and the man is currently second only to Amazon's Jeff Bezos in terms of their riches. Gates holds the second rank on the list of world's richest men, and he is currently worth $90 billions as per Forbes' 'World Billionaires 2018' list. World's richest or not, generations of young students, entrepreneurs and professionals have been inspired by Gates' vision and achievements. Millions of people around the globe look up to him for the inspiration that he is. Similarly, Gates never disappoints his admirers and tries to interact with them as often as possible. © Reuters During his last interaction,Gates participated in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on social networking site Reddit. While numerous questions were posed by eager participants, the response to UncomfortableChuckle's question has shed new light on Bill Gates beliefs and ideologies. UncomfortableChuckle asked Bill Gates, “If you could give 19-year-old Bill Gates some advice, what would it be?” and Gates' response has been nothing less than a revelation. One read, and we realise that such clarity of thought and depth in perception only comes from experiencing life and being at the very top of the financial ladder. © Reuters Yet, every word that left Gates' mouth in response to the question are such gems, that we cannot help but admit that no school in the world would ever want us to learn about it. However, Gates swears by it and we can totally understand why. Here's the advice Bill Gates would like to give his younger self, that we can relate to as well: “I would explain that smartness is not single dimensional and not quite as important as I thought it was back then. I would say you might explore the developing world before you get into your forties. I wasn't very good socially back then, but I am not sure there is advice that would fix that — maybe I had to be awkward and just grow up?” © Reuters Allow us to break it down for your better understanding. There seem to be three very significant things that Gates is talking about, and here is exactly what you need to know about the life-altering advice: 1. Unlike What School Tries To Tell You, Being Smart Isn't Everything What Gates seems to be saying at the very onset is that smartness comes in many shapes and sizes, and it isn't the only prerogative that promises success. On the other hand, Bill Gates is actually suggesting that one must keep the curiosity alive and never stop gaining more knowledge. 2. Travel Should Top Your To-Do List Bill Gates then suggests that exploring the world while one is still young and able should turn into a priority. Travelling around the world and exploring new places and cultures allows a person to become more perceptive and aware, which helps them gain personal and professional insights. © Reuters One such exploration in South Africa changed Bill Gates and his wife's perception when they witnessed what extreme poverty and diseases looked it. Gates called the experience “phenomenal” and the couple later went on to establish the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to fight poverty and hunger around the world. 3. Being Shy Doesn't Make You 'Weird' The last thing Gates pointed out was that being shy isn't as weird as people suggest it to be. One should be okay with how they are, shy or not, and make the most of their strengths. Surely you remember how our teachers told the shy kids in the class to “speak up more often”, “participate more often” and the likes. All of this makes complete sense. The man gets the things our school hardly ever understood.
  11. With less than a month to go for PeeCee and jamai raja Nick Jonas' wedding, the virtual space is buzzing with latest updates (and speculations) involving the nitty-gritty of their wedding. While the world is more than aware of all that's been keeping Priyanka busy over the last few weeks, not much is known about what her soon-to-be-husband is up to with the wedding approaching quickly. View this post on Instagram Bae â¤ï¸@nickjonas A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Oct 23, 2018 at 7:29pm PDT Online news portal USA Today recently caught up with Nick Jonas and during the interaction, when Jonas was asked about his equation with fiancee Priyanka, he ended up giving the best, and most relatable relationship advice to all the men around the world. Talking about Priyanka, he said, “You have to be honest with your other half. That's where the beauty of a real relationship is, being able to be your authentic self. I have that in my life now.” He further stated, “It's really about trying to keep as much time as you can for yourselves. Not letting the outside world penetrate the world that you create for each other, or the world with your family and friends and your inner circle.” View this post on Instagram Happy birthday baby. ðâ¤ï¸@nickjonas A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Sep 16, 2018 at 4:53pm PDT We feel this is as plain and honest as it gets. While still keeping it simple, Jonas very clearly gave away the secret of his relationship, that seems to be doing wonders for the couple. In earlier interviews too, Nick has often been heard declaring how the two bonded over their love for faith and family. Seems like things are firm between the two on a much deeper level, given that showbiz forces people to keep up with a facade constantly. However, if Nick feels that he has finally found the person he can really open up to, and be his real self with, we believe nothing else could confirm a stronger bond.
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