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  1. Ranveer Singh has always been humble when it comes to his ardent fans and has never shied away from expressing his gratitude for their love and admiration. Always obliging his fans with selfies and even hugs, Ranveer has garnered a huge fan base across the country. In a saddening development, an ardent fan of the 'Padmaavat' star, Jatin Dulera, breathed his last yesterday, as he reportedly collapsed in his bathroom and stopped breathing. The news of Jatin's death started making rounds on social media, as a post on Instagram said, “Gone too soon, bro. An ardent #ranveersingh fan #JatinDulera died today out of a sudden accident. He was just getting ready to go to the office and collapsed in his bathroom as his breathing stopped." Jatin's funeral was held at Shivaji Park in Mumbai and around 700 of his friends came to pay their last respects. View this post on Instagram Gone too soon bro ð. An ardent #ranveersingh fan #JatinDulera died today out of a sudden accident. He was just getting ready to go to office and collapsed in his bathroom as his breathing stopped. Jatin was happy teen who was not into any bad habbits whatsoever. He had lost his father at a very early age and has two younger siblings. His mom works in a government firm and he worked in the building where #farhanakhtar has his office in bandra. One of my followers, he often tipped me about celebs whereabouts and sometimes even contributed videos to me but never wanted me to credit him. He also had asked me if he could join me. His funeral took place at Shivaji Park where around 700 friends of his turned up. Keep smiling Jatin like you always did, we will miss you #rip @iamjatin_753 A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Jun 10, 2019 at 10:34am PDT As soon as Ranveer got to know of Jatin's sudden demise, he took to Instagram to share a collage of photos with his fan and captioned it, "RIP li'l homie". Pictures of Jatin and Ranveer have been going viral on social media. Not just Ranveer, Jatin's photos with Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra have also surfaced online, as he was a big fan of theirs as well. Check out the collage of photos shared by Ranveer: © Ranveer Singh Instagram On the professional front, Ranveer is currently focusing on his upcoming film, '83. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres on 10 April 2020. Ranveer is leaving no stone unturned to get into the shoes of Kapil Dev. The film revolves around India's historic victory at 1983 World Cup against West Indies.
  2. We would expect maybe Joe Jonas to be Sophie Turner's weak spot, but no, she loves something much more than him and can't ever stay away from it. The most importamt thing in Sophie's life is her tiny little Juul and honestly, we can never see her without one. There's literally articles about Sophie and her Juul, I even read an investigation of what flavour Juul pods she uses, and I mean, she really can't live without it. She apparently even starts crying when she's away from her one true love. View this post on Instagram The pack survived A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on May 21, 2019 at 1:34am PDT Sophie may be the queen of the north, but even queens have to work. In case you didn't know, her new movie 'Dark Phoenix' is out and there's an emotional scene where she's crying. While actors can fake cry, turns out Sophie's tears in that scene were real. According to J-Law, Sophie started crying for real in that scene just because they took away her Juul. During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Lawrence said, “I teared up a little bit watching Sophie in that scene. It was so honest and real, and it's because she really was crying because her dialect coach, right before the take, took her Juul away…She started genuinely tearing up. It was like the performance of the year. It was amazing.” Sophie added, “It is. It's how to act. You take it away, and then you give it back, and that's happy and sad.” Wow, that's a neat little trick for anyone working with Sophie Turner in the future. Now, since we're talking about Sophie and Juuls, enjoy. Really starting to think Joe Jonas is a third wheel to Sophie Turner and her juul pic.twitter.com/TN86Ff9fTG — Zac Pacleb (@ZacPacleb) May 3, 2019 Joe looks so proud. I wish someone loved me as much as Sophie Turner loves her Juul pic.twitter.com/WPcUnmbS5s — Caz. (@cazmadge) May 21, 2019 Please. someone love me like sophie turner loves her juul pic.twitter.com/ZQy7c68EKJ — cassiana (@iIlumnte) May 21, 2019 Hers too. sophie turner and her juul is my new favorite thing pic.twitter.com/TIUlDtL7uP — tori ð¤ (@t0rzo) May 11, 2019 I know, right? @SophieT chuggin wine with a juul in her hand at a rangers game is my permanent mood until death pic.twitter.com/CN1DdMUoMe — Grecco_Tho (@GreccoTho) March 20, 2019
  3. Our armed forces are considered formidable for a reason. Yes, there are more dangerous defense squads out there - more ruthless, more scary, more unforgiving - but that cannot be held true for Indian soldiers. Our men in camouflage would lay down their lives to protect the country and its citizens in a heartbeat. They too believe in avenging senseless killings and ensuring that no innocent person unnecessarily pays for the wrongdoings of others. © Twitter But what makes them so special is that regardless of where they are and what they are upto, our soldiers never lose touch with their humane side, and always go out of their way to serve people, even off duty! We have heard about multiple instances when our soldiers went beyond their call of duty to help people in need. They not only save lives but also inspire others to live a life where there is always space and time to accommodate the needs of others. © Twitter Something very similar happened recently in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur area where CRPF personnel of the CoBRA battalion were seen carrying an injured man on a cot to a hospital that was 5 km away. According to an ANI report, the injured man had hurt himself by falling off a tractor and required treatment. The CRPF personnel carried the man on their shoulder and reportedly the man is now stable. © ANI Much like all the other instances of their selflessness and devotion, even this incident proves that our men in uniforms are nothing less than superheroes in disguise.
  4. Can you guess who's the second most important person, after the bride-groom of course, at any wedding? It's not the family members or relatives. It's the pundit aka the priest who is given the duty to perform their wedding. While the families usually thank the priest for performing the rituals and everything, there's one groom who is probably cursing his wedding priest right now. In a bizarre incident, a priest in Madhya Pradesh, who performed a couple's wedding ran away with the bride two weeks after their wedding. The incident happened in Tori Bagrod, Sironj city. The couple got married on May 7 and the priest ran away with the bride on May 23. Pexels In fact, on May 23rd, the priest was supposed to perform another wedding, but when people couldn't locate him they searched and found out that he had eloped with the woman, who had come to her parents' house as per the post wedding rituals. Twitter According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, the girl's relatives have registered a complaint. According to the locals, the bride and the priest, who is already married and has two kids, were in a relationship since the past two years. In fact, the priest's whole family was missing since that day and so is the jewellery and cash worth over Rs 1.5 lakh that the bride ran away with. While this entire incident is bizarre, we feel really bad for the groom.
  5. Here's some excellent news from India's green brigade! The government is going to make efforts to go absolutely electric where vehicles are concerned and they're starting this with the two and three-wheeler vehicles. The government has decided to make electric vehicles a mandate in certain categories, and judging by the alarming pollution levels in the country, there couldn't be a better decision made than that. Right now, though, the transitional categories include three and two-wheeler vehicles with the engine capacity up to 150cc. © Twitter The decision was made by a recent government panel which was set up and with effect to April 2023, a mandate of sale of only of electric two and three-wheelers, with an engine capacity of 150cc will be put into place and by 2025, it will be made mandatory. The basic mandate is to convert two of the highest selling automotive segments in India to electric, to reduce any form of carbon emissions and, of course, encourage the usage for electric vehicles more prominently in the country. © Indiatimes A similar mandate might take place for school and city buses soon as well, but for now, the focus remains on smaller vehicles, that will be up for change. For now, the government has made the vehicles in this category BS-VI compliant, by taking the current expenditure on the vehicles in this category. The makers are rightfully getting about 4-6 years of transitioning their vehicles in order for them to gain profit from such compliant vehicles. The efforts to increase the usage of electric vehicles in the future comes with another aspect to it. While converting most 2 and 3-wheeler vehicles to EV, the government will also put effective fuel efficiency norms for petrol and diesel vehicles, increasing their price and hence making it a less viable option for the consumers to purchase, in order to have them on the road lesser. To make this work, the power ministry will be creating a framework for carbon credit trading mechanism, as an addition to Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) norms. The idea is to encourage automakers to produce more and more electric vehicles. The transport ministry is working alongside this project as well and they propose to make a step-wise transition for all the vehicles to electric, by 2030, which will be a great step to curb pollution in India, particularly in Delhi. © Twitter Obviously the auto industry has a mixed reaction to this and they're asking for more incentives to transform their vehicles to electric, while many have started bringing their EV car offerings to India and there are already EV launches of major car makers in the country. One major blimp though is the present infrastructure to set up charging stations for these upcoming electric vehicles. The firms looking to establish these charging stations need to procure their licence from Japan, China and other nations. But recently, the Bureau of India Standards (BIS) and the Department of Science and Technology said they are working on an indigenous charging standard for India, making it easier to establish charging stations all over. Once these stations are in place, the costing of these stations will definitely come down, enabling more such setups, for a lesser cost, across the country. © Twitter India's taking a big step toward a greener initiative and we hope the transition happens as smoothly as possible.
  6. The (virtual) world of grumpiness lost a bit of its charm today with the passing away of the internet's most catty feline 'Grumpy Cat'. Known to be the face of grumpiness for the online community of 'Republic of Grumpyland', the internet pet sensation became the face of countless (and most apt) memes during her lifetime. © Twitter Grumpy Cat's family took to Twitter hours ago to share the news of her passing away, and tributes have been pouring in in large numbers from the netizens, who had found the perfect stand-in and global representative to express their deepest emotions publicly. Some days are grumpier than others... pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97 — Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019 Earlier this month, Grumpy contacted a urinary tract infection which proved to be fatal for the feline. “She passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha,” the family wrote in the tweet. This past week really has sucked. Rest in peace you amazing feline, you will be missed. — Ross O'Donovan (@RubberNinja) May 17, 2019 Those who have met her, consider themselves lucky. RIP grumpy cat. I was lucky to meet you in London. pic.twitter.com/T3wZCM1UZS — Mattie (@MattieStar26) May 17, 2019 People remember her for all the happiness they added to their lives. You brought so much joy into so many lives... rest in peace Grumpy Cat. — That's Ms. Hath No Fury to you, thanks (@hburgur) May 17, 2019 Originally named Tardar Sauce by her family, Grumpy Cat helped millions break into a smile courtesy her resting grouchy-face and the hilarious texts that always seemed more funny and related when kept next to her face. Here are a few awesome memes in memory of the late Grumpy Cat. 1. Pessimist, what's that? © Twitter 2. Got the message? © Twitter 3. My name is Social. Anti-Social. © Twitter 4. Oh, brother. © Twitter 5. We all know those people. © Twitter RIP, Grumpy.
  7. They say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. But as strange as it may sound, most of us fail to do just that when the time comes. We are quick to forget about the silver lining every cloud has, and dwell on the shadows that mar our life. But there was a young teenager, who continued to dream big despite the biggest challenges that life threw his way - one that challenged his survival and the dreams he wished to live someday. His name was Vinayak Sreedhar, a young teenager who lived each day like it was his last, until the last one really did manage to catch up to him. Vinayak has passed on, and it has been close to two months since he breathed his last while appearing for his class Xth CBSE board exams. © Twitter A student of Amity International School in Noida, Vinayak was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was merely two years old. Growing up, Vinayak hero-worshipped Stephen Hawkings and idolised his worthwhile contribution to the field of science, and was inspired by the kind of life he led. Vinayak sought the silver linings in everything he did wherever he went. A true-blue optimist at heart, Vinayak put his heart and soul into studies because he dreamt of topping his class Xth CBSE board exams and eventually become an astronaut one day. © Getty Images But that's a dream he didn't live to fulfil. Vinayak sat for three of his final exams - English, Science and Sanskrit - but never got the chance to take his Social Science and Computer examinations. When CBSE declared the results for class Xth board exams yesterday, Vinayak's scores were nearly 100 in every single paper. He scored 100 in English, 96 in Science and 97 in Sanskrit. Any average teenager dreams of such a promising scorecard, though now we don't have any means to find out what was in store for Vinayak in the other two subjects. © Getty Images Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness got the better of this young, bright boy. Talking about his condition, Vinayak's mother told PTI, “His body movement was restricted and he was wheelchair-bound, but his mind was very sharp and aspirations very high." Yet, Vinayak never saw his condition as a setback. He even wrote his exams under the general category even though he qualified under the Children With Special Need (CWSN) category. Not only that, the resonance he found between Hawking's and his own condition motivated Vinayak to push harder towards his goals. © Getty Images His mother shared with the media, "He would always say 'I want to become an astronaut despite all the challenges and would say if Stephen Hawking could go to Oxford and make a name in Cosmology, I can go to space too'." His positivity and confidence inspired his friends and family too. "He was confident that he will be among top rankers. We were always amazed by his confidence and would encourage him further,” said his mother Mamta. Vinayak's personal beliefs and dreams fuelled his positive outlook towards life and perhaps would have turned all those dreams into reality, if only fate hadn't decided to take him away from us so soon. © Getty Images Vinayak's undying spirit in the face of life's biggest challenges and his daring to dream big against all odds, is an inspiration to all of us who worry so much about little troubles that surface in our lives every once in a while. Like Vinayak, we must consciously choose to look at the positive things in life and enjoy this life we have been blessed with.
  8. Dear Sadists, You tried your best to annoy me, get a reaction out of me by giving away some of the most integral parts of a movie I had waited for nearly a year with so much passion and excitement. You tried to ruin something so special that was coming to an end after a decade-long journey, a journey, that became a big part of my childhood and my days of becoming an adult. Sure, I am a 'grown man' now and I have various responsibilities on my shoulders. I earn now, I prepare my own meals, I drive to work every single day, but Iron Man, Captain America and Hulk will always remain in my heart no matter how old I get. Not because of the quirky dialogues and silly comedy that these movies brought along but because of the many stories and memories I have shared with these characters through the years. And you tried to take away all of that from me. An unasked for comment on my pictures on social media giving away the plot of the story, unwarranted WhatsApp texts revealing the fate of one of the characters, you did all of that to just to make me say something nasty to you and help you feel as if you matter, just a little bit. To be honest, when I was going through the comments section of a post that had nothing to do with the movie and your comment with a grave spoiler appeared out of nowhere, it got on my nerves and I was pissed off. But later that evening, when I sat in that theatre, watching my favourite comic characters come to life maybe for the last time, none of that mattered. Your “Tony Stark did this” and “This is what happens to Thanos” did not make me feel less emotional about the art of storytelling, not even a little. Nor did it stop me from cheering in pure ecstasy when something epic happened, something that I had already read in your 24-hour long Instagram stories. The passion of a true Marvel fan will never run out no matter how much you'd try to ruin it. But good try, nonetheless! Top marks for the effort. Sincerely, An unaffected Marvel fan
  9. DC is known for the depth and darkness it shows in its movies, and it is never just about good guys fighting the bad guys. It is so much more! It is about the struggles of the superhero, his fight with his inner demons and his struggles to keep at least some of his conscience alive. DC has produced much more than movies, it has produced characters. Characters which make you realise that even superheroes are not invincible. Characters which make you realise that everyone is fighting their own battle, no matter how powerful they are. Characters who don't have the spare time to entertain the audience by doing some silly things. But it all changed with 'Shazam'! 'Shazam' seems like a Marvel movie, more than a DC movie. Totally made for kids, with almost no depth. Good guys fighting bad guys, good guys win, then end. Hell, even Marvel came out of this kid-friendly storyline and gave us 'Infinity War'. Their only movie which actually has some depth. Thanos is the best character that Marvel created, a character with some depth. The way the audience loved him, DC should have set a new bar with the character of 'Shazam'. They should have launched something dark, someone, who has to fight the battles within before he can save/destroy the world. But unfortunately, Shazam came out as just another guy who got lucky. 'Shazam' reminds you of all the Marvel movies before 'Infinity War', and this is not a compliment. It is strictly for children and has zero scope for an adult fan who seeks deep emotions in a DC movie. What makes it worse is that the launch of this movie is almost after DC launched the show 'Titans', one of the best and certainly darkest shows of DC. It's really hard to understand what DC was thinking while making such a light movie. They could have made at least the second half a bit dark. Let's hope they stop this experimentation right here and get back to following their script which shows the inner battles of the character more than his battles with the supervillain.
  10. We all make mistakes. That's what makes us human. However, it's always better to learn from someone else's mistake than to do one by yourself. via GIPHY So, today I am going to tell you about a few mistakes that almost every guy makes when he starts his fitness journey. Make sure you learn from it and avoid committing these small yet significant mistakes: 1. Training Without Guidance via GIPHY With tons of information available on the internet, it is becoming difficult to identify what to follow and what not. I don't need to mention the huge number of 'bro science' experts out there who give random advice based on their own pseudo-science. Your search for any random topic on health and fitness and the search results are flooded with all kinds of opinion. You will find a contradicting opinion about the same topic too. via GIPHY So how would you make out the difference and how would you choose what's best for you? Well, you let an expert do that for you. Exercise science and nutrition principles cannot be learnt overnight. So it's better to hire someone who is qualified to do it for you. If you are a beginner I would strongly recommend beginning your fitness journey under a good coach who can guide you according to your fitness goals. Otherwise, you will end up watching videos like '6 packs in 30 days' and then blame your genes for everything. 2. Taking Too Many Supplements via GIPHY I get so many queries over the internet from beginners that which supplement shall they start with. Well, the answer is none. Aggressive marketing from supplement manufacturers has made people believe that you cannot achieve your desired level of fitness without supplements. This is not true. In fact, no matter how many supplements you take, they will work only when your food intake is on point. Also, you can achieve very good physique or fitness levels without any kind of supplementation too. It's just how smartly you program your diet and workout. Beginners fall prey to the trainers in their gym and start taking useless supplements like Glutamine, fat burners, mass gainers and what not. Trust me, if you invest the same amount in natural foods or in hiring a good coach, you will get better results. 3. Starving In The Name Of Dieting via GIPHY Another misconception that generally beginners have is that they need to starve in order to get in shape. They would leave chapati, rice, egg yolk, fruits, milk and whatever else out there which is absolutely nutritious. I have seen people coming up to me and telling me that they were consuming around 1000 calories a day in order to lose fat. The desperation to lose fat leads to such a drastic calorie deficit. However, you need to understand you won't become lean overnight by reducing your calories to such extreme levels. In fact, it is going to be unhealthy in the long run and may even lead to a risk of deficiencies and metabolic slowdown. If someone tells you that you need to cut down your calories to such a drastic extent that just means that he is naïve in terms of his knowledge of nutrition. If you are working out at least 5 days a week and maintaining a deficit or around 500 calories, you can easily achieve better results than by being malnourished. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  11. A couple of years back, a relatively unknown – at least in the Indian subcontinent – Hasan Minhaj furthered the politician-comedian parentification (don't look up the dictionary; the meme below explains the meaning of this word better) through his White House correspondents' dinner address. He took digs at the bigotry of Donald Trump & Co, but that didn't make much of an impact in India because, of course, we're stuck in deep shit of our own. © 9gag Over the course of this weekend though, the American comedian of Indian origin finally turned towards the subcontinent in an outright courageous, half-an-hour long episode about the upcoming Indian general assembly elections, on the second season of his Netflix original 'Patriot Act'. And since it touched a lot of nerves, India is kinda…umm abuzz. “Since [Narendra] Modi came to power, India has grown more hostile to minority groups. There's been a resurgence in religious nationalism, specifically Hindu nationalism, the idea that India is a Hindu nation,” opens the monologue. Ha! How dare? A bunch of trolls on my Twitter, and some of you reading this on MensXP (judging by the quality – or the lack of thereof, of a lot of comments on our Facebook page), would disagree. But the bad news for you guys is that he backs it up with solid facts (not Whatsapp forwards and 4Chan theories) to tell you how almost 300 people have been physically assaulted (including the 50 killed) in cow-related violence in India. But I don't expect this lot to understand, let alone be empathetic. After all, I was called a 'cow-eater' just last week on a metro ride to work, because I had put on a kurta (serious offence in this day and age of pigeonholed points of view). So Hasan's Pakistani (then Qatar and then Iran) spy joke hits home instantly. Me reading the comments on the latest episode. https://t.co/dSUYanFAuD pic.twitter.com/btFPPyvoE4 — Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) March 18, 2019 That's not the only talking point from the episode. An unflinching Minhaj goes on to poke fun at the Indian TV media community that is drawing the ire of international compatriots, especially for its role in the coverage of the recent Indo-Pak tensions. More TV anchors let out war cries than the concerned people and more TV studios were turned into battlefields than the actual ones. If truth be spoken, sane debates – both on air and off it, seem like a distant memory. Trust me, I'm an ex-Muslim man in the 'media business,' and get to physically interact with maybe more people than the average Indian bhakt. In his own style, Minhaj also interviews Indian National Congress' outspoken Member of Parliament, Shashi Tharoor for the episode (FYI, he failed to get a response from the Bharatiya Janata Party and, going by his Twitter handle, Chowkidar Narendra Modi, 'who is the first PM in the country to never hold a press conference'). The comedian goes on to revive the age-old joke of the direct proportionality between an Indian politician and the number of criminal charges against them. For crying out loud, he confronted Tharoor about his wife's murder during their interview. It's a real moment of pride when this is the actual state of Indian media at present. And finally, he also addresses the He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named of Indian politics, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) (yes, my name is Khan and I'm not a terrorist). Minhaj calls upon their problematic history and Narendra Modi's close ties with them, with reference to the rise of right-wing politics across the world in the recent past. Apart from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adiyanath's 'Aap Ki Adalat' appearance with Rajat Sharma (another TV anchor with dicey political ties), former chief MS Golwalkar deciding to name his book 'A Bunch of Thoughts' also became the butt of his jokes. I didn't listen. #NowStreaming pic.twitter.com/7fnuDuaImW — Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) March 17, 2019 The Twitter troll army, surprisingly, did stay away from going all-out in harassing Minhaj (at least in the first 24 hours of the episode's release), despite him poking ample fun at Modiji & Co. That's, in some ways, a testimony to the narrative's middle-of-the-road approach, and in a lot of ways an unlikely masterclass for Indian TV media. Well, these were my bunch of thoughts on the show and how Minhaj's rational, hilarious, and neutral take on the Indian political climate, and the dire state of our TV 'journalism'. Without further spoilers, here is the entire episode; check it out.
  12. From patriarchal society to intersectional feminism, we are moving in the right direction. We have no right to treat anyone differently based on their gender. Women are as good as men, if not better. From homemakers to CEOs, they are proving their mettle in every field. Social causes like feminism have urged women to come out of their shell. Feminism isn't about what a woman 'should' do, it's about what a woman 'wants' to do. While some choose to stay at the house and make it a home, others choose to sit in a cabin and lead their company. And some, some choose to do both! Choice! That's what they should have. That is what everyone should have. These days, Indian women are making a choice to have a nuclear family. They're preferring to stay away from in-laws. While it must not be easy for the older generation to digest, let's see how it makes sense because of these two major reasons: · Interference The younger generation doesn't have any specific rules about 'it's a man's job'and 'it's a woman's job.' They live life in their own comforting way and do things at their own convenience and pace. The older generation, however, doesn't understand this concept. Most men don't work in the kitchen before marriage. Post marriage, when a mom sees her son making dinner after coming from the office, she is bound to assume that his wife is making him do this. It won't cross her mind that maybe her son is happily doing it. Modern men have come out of gender-specific roles. They are more than okay with being a helping hand in every aspect of the marriage. But the older generation is not always too comfortable with it. They just assume that since their son had to change his lifestyle, he might not be happy with how things are. So they have a 'talk' with the wife which leads to unnecessary quarrels. Parents (both the sides) shouldn't interfere in a marriage unless they are asked. It's about time they stop 'assuming' things just because their children have changed their lifestyle. · Freedom When a woman is at her home, she can sleep anytime, wake up any time, laze around all day, and do just nothing. The same thing continues (if) she moves in with her boyfriend. We, men, don't really care about any such stuff as long as both the partners are happy. But when after the marriage if the in-laws come to live with the couple, that freedom goes. No matter how cool the in-laws are, some discomfort and the pressure to 'behave' would always be there. Modern women don't understand sacrificing their freedom. And they aren't wrong. So they prefer to stay away. I am sure even a man won't be completely comfortable living with his in-laws. After marriage, these two things concern women the most. I am not blaming the older generation here. Because that is how they have seen the world. They were brought up in a gender-specific society. A society where each gender had to live in a certain way. But times are changing now. Gender doesn't really have a place is the modern relationship. It's all about comfort, compatibility, and love. And that is how it should be!
  13. 2018 was a tough year for West Indies batsman and former skipper Chris Gayle, especially when it came to becoming a part of his national team to represent his country in international matches and tournaments. Bad form, injuries and controversies infested the cricketer's career to the point that he wanted to say goodbye to the sport for good back then. What made him stay in touch with the athlete in himself were the league-level tournaments that are now being hosted by most of the top cricketing nations after the success of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League, Bangladesh Premier League, you name it and Gayle was there. However, 2019 brought the hitter some good fortune as the selectors decided to give him one more chance with the ODI series against the visiting England cricket team and another opportunity was all the self-proclaimed 'Universe Boss' was looking for. Playing on a superhuman level Gayle has scored 135, 50 and 162 runs in the first, second and fourth ODI matches against the Englishmen, not only becoming the first person in the history of international cricket to hit more than 500 sixes but also only the second West Indies cricketer to have more than 10,000 runs. What a record! ð³300 sixes and 10,000 ODI runs for the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle! ð´ð´ó §ó ¢ó ¥ó ®ó §ó ¿#MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame #ChrisGayle #GayleForce pic.twitter.com/aM3nDeduSa — Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 27, 2019 Even though Eoin Morgan's side is turning out to be way too much of a competition for the Windies, Gayle on his own, is reaching for the stars with his new-found form. Having publicly announced his decision to seek retirement after the ICC World Cup 2019, Gayle is now having second thoughts about his farewell. Overruling their own decision to part ways with the game they love isn't something new as players like Sachin Tendulkar and Shahid Afridi (obviously) have also done so in the past. And clearly, for somebody with Gayle's need to stay in the limelight, the thought of retirement has to be short-lived. "I just have to work on the body, and then maybe you can see a bit more Chris Gayle. Things change quickly,” Gayle said after losing a nail-biting fourth ODI against England. “Hopefully, the body can change in the next couple of months and we can see what happens. What's the matter with the body? I'm nearly 40. But could I un-retire? We'll see. We'll take it slowly." Never change, Universe Boss.
  14. On a Monday night Raw episode on 22nd October, Reigns dropped a bomb on his WWE fans when he opened up about having Leukemia, a form of blood cancer, and the fact that he was battling it for the past 11 years and how despite various measures his doctors and he took, the cancer had resurfaced. Reigns had announced that he would have to give up his title and go underground in order to completely focus on his illness and come back stronger. “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,” the wrestler had said before walking away into darkness after he respectfully placed his championship belt on the centre of the ring. It was an emotional moment and even the toughest of wrestlers in Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins looked too overwhelmed to hold back their tears as they embraced their SHIELD teammate and sympathy and love. Reigns had also showed his appreciation for all those who cheered and prayed for his good health: 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 Now, last week we told you that Roman Reigns, the 'Big Dog' will make his first appearance on the WWE ever since he had to relinquish his WWE Universal Championship four months ago as WWE CEO Vince McMahon tweeted letting everyone know that the Samoan wrestler will officially return to the ring on Monday to give an update on his war against Leukemia. .@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 And boy, did Roman Reigns make a comeback! On Monday, 'The Guy' climbed the steps of the most celebrated wrestling ring in the world, brought the microphone closer to his mouth and with a huge smile on his face said: “The good news is I am in remission, y'all!”. The Big Dog is BACK! #RomanReigns announces that he is in remission and back on #Raw! @WWERomanReigns pic.twitter.com/yHQdiFH2Ty — WWE (@WWE) February 26, 2019 Every single member of the WWE Universe, regardless of how much they loved or hated his in-ring character, cheered the loudest for the athlete's painful victory over the disease to make of one of the biggest WWE pops of 2019. The impact of Roman Reigns' struggle was reflected on social media as well as #RomanReigns was trending all over the world! This momentðâ¤ï¸ #RomanReigns pic.twitter.com/Bz8CgugL9l — Sahil Jashnani (@Sahil__619) February 26, 2019 Im not crying, you're crying. #RAW #RomanReigns pic.twitter.com/rlHFVsRX2d — Jay18 ð (@King900kk) February 26, 2019 Just a lil Love for mama always Helps #Raw #RomanReigns pic.twitter.com/8EWY7lQLec — Trap Money Marcy in the Bank [Wrestling Society X] (@Black_Cena) February 26, 2019 Roman Reigns is in REMISSION! Congrats Roman and Welcome back!!#wwe #Romanreigns #RomanEmpire pic.twitter.com/Ay4eqDyY5L — Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast ð (@Matmenpodcast) February 26, 2019 #romanreigns miss with ambrose pic.twitter.com/nGFTNNfF17 — Nag.chinnoda (@NagChinnoda) February 26, 2019 Cried like a baby the night you made your announcement & I cried like a baby tonight but with a smile on my face. & happiness in my heart.....WELCOME BACK!!!!! #RomanReigns — Sharon Britt (@SharonB77486918) February 26, 2019
  15. Here's a little story of instant karma that will make anyone laugh, mainly because it looks like something straight out of a Bollywood movie. To sum it up, two robbers were trying to get away after stealing about Rs 40 lakh from an ATM in Noida but ended up falling off their bike. If that wasn't bad enough, the onlookers ended up stealing the money they just stole from the ATM. It all went down at around 1:30 pm, when the custodians from a cash refilling agency reached the State Bank of India ATM in Sector 82, under Noida's Phase 2 police station limits, to replenish the cash. Pretty normal, right? Nothing out of the ordinary. But, the problem started as soon as officials stepped out of the cash van as two guys got off their bike and opened fire. Then they managed to grab the bag which contained approximately Rs 40 lakh in cash and ran away. Till this point, everything seemed pretty serious but the fun part is coming up. A police spokesperson said, “While trying to get away, their speeding motorcycle collided with another vehicle and the robbers fell down. At this point, the bag filled with cash opened and hundreds of currency notes were scattered across the road.” And obviously, where there's money, there are people ready to try and grab what they can. A lot of onlookers picked up money and walked away, because what else are they going to do. Don't worry, the robbers' bad luck doesn't end there as they were also arrested. The spokesperson said, “The arrested accused has been identified as Nannhe, a native of adjoining Bulandshahr district, and a bag with Rs 19.65 lakh was seized from him.” So, what this means is that the people basically got away with taking about Rs 20 lakh cash. I have no words.
  16. Imagine you're on a date and everything's going well, by the end of it, you drop your date home. You lean in expecting a kiss but as you start to extend yourself in a half-hug, to your surprise they shrug away quickly with a pinched expression. You wonder what went wrong, and hope for a text later. But you never get that text. What went wrong? One of the possible reasons could be body odour. The thing is, a perfume or a deo can only protect you for so long. You need an organic and more permanent fix. Home made remedies fall in this category. Here are some of the home remedies that you could try: 1. Lavender Oil © Shutterstock Lavender stops the growth of the odor-causing bacteria. And the essence emanates a soft fragrance. Cornstarch and baking soda keep the skin dry, thereby preventing any accumulation of bacteria. You will need 10 drops of lavender essential oil along with 3 teaspoons of cornstarch and 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Mix the lavender oil with the cornstarch and baking soda and store the mixture in a dark place for a couple of days. Try applying this daily in order to see a prominent difference. 2. Apple Cider Vinegar © Shutterstock Apple cider vinegar has acidic properties that kill and prevent any kind of bacterial formation, which in turn, prevents foul body odour. Take some apple cider vinegar and directly apply to your underarms and other body parts using a cotton ball. Alternatively, in half a cup of ACV mix a cup of water and then use a deodorant. 3. Tea Bags © Shutterstock Tea bags have tannins present in the tea that keep the skin dry and prevent any sweat formation. Just bring the water to a boil and add the tea bags. Pour this tea into your regular bath and soak in it for 15-20 minutes. Repeat at least thrice a week to see effective results. 4. Lemon Drops © Shutterstock Lemon drops have ingrained acidic levels that lower the pH of our body, making it difficult for the bacteria to survive on our skin. Just cut the lemon into two halves and rub it directly on your underarms. Allow it to dry completely. Wash it off with lukewarm water. If you have sensitive skin, you can dilute lemon juice with a few drops of water and then apply it on the underarms. 5. Rose Water © Shutterstock Rose water is an astringent which reduces the size of the pores present on the skin, and this decreases sweat production. It additionally leaves behind a floral fragrance. Just mix rose water with apple cider vinegar. Store this mixture in a bottle and spray on your underarms and other body parts whenever required.
  17. Every year, monsoon hits Mumbai really hard and so do the truckload of memes that are made on traffic and roads. If you are living in Mumbai, then your friends must have (at some point) tagged you in memes where people are booking boats on Uber and Ola. Don't know about Ola, but Uber has made those memes come true by launching UberBoat. No, it's not what you think it is! Twitter Recently, in partnership with the Maharashtra Maritime Board, Uber launched its new speedboat service in Mumbai, which will connect Gateway of India to Elephanta Islands and Mandwa Jetty that connects Alibaug to Mumbai. Slow claps for all those who thought we were joking. Pixabay The UberBoat services were supposed to start from today i.e. February 1, but due to some technical errors Uber wrote on their official Twitter that their UberBoat pilot will not go online now. Due to unforeseen operational issues, the Uber Boat pilot in Mumbai will not go live tomorrow. Our teams are working hard to ensure that we launch the service on our platform as soon as possible. — Uber India (@Uber_India) January 31, 2019 The boat service will reportedly cover the existing ferry routes around the sea routes of Mumbai. The rides will be available in two variants - UberBOAT and BOAT XL. The first one will be a 6-8 seater speed boat that can be availed at Rs 5,700 and the second one will be a 10-seater boat priced at Rs 9,500. While the UberBoat is expected to make waterway commute convenient and more efficient for Mumbaikars, people on Twitter have multiple and hilarious thoughts about it. #uber #uberboat pic.twitter.com/F2cOFGzjDL — hemant morparia (@hemantmorparia) February 1, 2019 After cars, autos, @Uber to now offer boat rides. My #cartoon for @mid_day pic.twitter.com/onwoTrOqXi — MANJUL (@MANJULtoons) January 31, 2019 If you see this on @Uber, don't wonder if your driver has crashed his car into the sea because it's a #UberBOAT! Now in #Mumbai! @Uber_India @Uber_Mumbai pic.twitter.com/0y4bGrYP2I — Nirav Mistry (@niravmistry) January 30, 2019
  18. Diets, diets and DIETS! There are so many diets floating about that you can never seemingly make up your mind to stick to one. It gets tiring and moreover, frustrating to pick the best diet suitable for your goals. Keeping it simple, there isn't any such thing called the 'best diet'. Yup, one diet never fits all. However, there can be some diets that can have the opposite effect and ensure you never achieve your fitness goals. So, if weight loss is your target, then stay away from these three diets: 1. The Paleo Diet © Thinkstock The Paleo diet was popularized by an American nutritionist Loren Cordain. It tries to mimic what our palaeolithic ancestors ate and eliminates all types of modern human-made foods such as agricultural foods (grains, wheat, rice, pulses), dairy (cheese, milk, butter) and processed foods (KFC, Lays, McDonald's). It essentially consists of meat, fruits, nuts, and leafy vegetables. The basic idea is: Since our ancestors were lean, strong and active, consuming a diet which they ate will provide us with the same attributes. The problem? This is an extremely flawed assumption. Our ancestors were not lean and strong because of the food they ate, it was the time period on earth wherein if you didn't have those traits you would be dead. Also, our palaeolithic ancestors were spread across the earth and consumed a variety of foods depending on geographic location and availability. ' Thus following this expensive diet (nuts and red meat are expensive) is not going to speed up your muscle gain or fat loss process. And unless you do not enjoy eating these foods on a regular basis there's no need to follow this diet. 2. The GM Or General Motor Diet © Thinkstock If you think the name of this diet is stupid, then brace yourself for its even stupider protocol. The GM diet was developed by the employees of a vehicle manufacturer company, General Motors in 1985. The diet does not account for calories or macro/micro-nutrients but is broken up into seven days, each with strict rules about which food groups you can consume. Here is what this diet looks like: The diet doesn't specify the maximum or minimum amount of food to be consumed each day. Day One Eat only fruit — any kind except bananas. Day Two Eat only vegetables in raw or cooked form. Limit potatoes to breakfast only. Day Three Eat only fruits and vegetables of any kind except bananas and potatoes. Day Four Consume only bananas and milk. Day Five Eat two 10-ounce (284-gram) portions of beef, chicken or fish. In addition to the meat, you may only eat 6 whole tomatoes. Vegetarians may replace meat with either brown rice or cottage cheese. Day Six Eat two 10-ounce (284-gram) portions of beef, chicken or fish. Vegetarians may replace meat with either brown rice or cottage cheese. Increase your water intake by two glasses to flush out extra uric acid. Day Seven Eat only brown rice, fruits, fruit juice, and vegetables. Surprisingly, this diet is also recommended by some dumb Registered Dieticians. And here is the problem: except day six & seven, you are only consuming carbohydrates or fibre on the majority of days. For optimal functioning of the human body carbs are just optional (this does not mean they are bad!) but protein and fats are critical, and this diet severely lacks both. Following this diet may result in weight loss due to the huge caloric deficit that is bound to happen, but it will also cause plenty of muscle loss and will make you feel miserable. And once you come off it, a lot of weight will also be regained. 3. Boiled Food Diet + No Sugar & Salt Diets © YouTube This is the holy grail of every bro scientist gym trainer, you go to them asking how to lose fat in the fastest way possible, and they will recommend: "eat only boiled food and refrain from using sugar and salt". Well, in a way, this works because you will begin to hate food so much that you will stop consuming it and inevitably lose weight. Coming to the point: Science has proven numerous times that the body is not concerned with the source but the nutrients. And the fundamental process behind every diet is energy balance i.e. if you eat more than you burn, you will gain weight and if you eat less than you burn you will lose weight. Thus following a diet like this, which gets you fed up in a few days, is a pure waste of time and energy. You did not get overweight in a few days or weeks, therefore do not expect to get fit in a few days or weeks. Invest in a trainer which can design a training and nutrition plan that is feasible as well as enjoyable for you. All the best for your fitness goals in the coming year!
  19. When the two Khans of Bollywood unite, the internet goes into a frenzy. An old video of the 'bhais' in arms having a karaoke session has gone viral. Salman and Shah Rukh Khan are jamming on the classic number 'pyar humein kis mode pe le aaya' . View this post on Instagram Epic stuff! This video of @beingsalmankhan and @iamsrk jamming together is sure to make your day. A post shared by Filmfare (@filmfare) on Dec 27, 2018 at 8:26pm PST The 'Karan-Arjun' of B-town had hit a rock bottom when their relationship got patchy a decade ago. They avoided attending parties and functions where they could meet eye to eye and fans were pretty sad with this bromance getting over. © Colors However, seems like the love is real and is not lost after all, because a few years ago, they buried their hatchet and got together. SRK even made an appearance on 'Bigg Boss' which was like making it official that the Khans were back together. Salman recently made an appearance in 'Zero' for a song. Well, all's well that ends well and now we want to call our 'bhai' for a jamming session of our own.
  20. Ever since his appointment as captain, Virat Kohli, owing to his hard work and dedication to cricket, has been an example for his Team India mates. His leadership has allowed Indian cricket to scale new heights, while his artistry with the willow has impressed all. The Indian captain's focus on fitness, too, has inspired his teammates to step up their game in the gym. A brilliant batsman, great leader and a fitting role model for the youth; Kohli has checked all those boxes over the years. But, recently, far away from the cricket field, the Delhi cricketer showed everyone that he is also considerate and a good human being. In a touching gesture for his teammates, Kohli along with his wife Anushka Sharma - who are also celebrating their first wedding anniversary today - happily gave away their cosy business class seats to the Indian seamers during their trip from Adelaide to Perth. Witnessed @imVkohli & his wife give up their Business class seats to allow the Quicks more comfort & space on the trip from Adelaide - Perth !! Danger Australia .. Not only are the quicks more relaxed .. The Skipper is managing his troops with great human touches #AUSvIND — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 11, 2018 Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan, who is also in Australia as a cricket pundit, revealed that both Kohli and Anushka produced the heartfelt gesture for the Indian pace battery to ensure they felt more comfort during their flight to Perth. "Witnessed @imVkohli & his wife give up their Business class seats to allow the Quicks more comfort & space on the trip from Adelaide - Perth !! Danger Australia. Not only are the quicks more relaxed. The Skipper is managing his troops with great human touches #AUSvIND," former England captain tweeted. © Reuters Earlier, during India's memorable 31-run triumph over Australia in Adelaide, Kohli added yet another feather to his cap. For a man who has witnessed a marauding run this year, Kohli couldn't do much with the willow as he managed to score just 3 & 34 across two innings. But, even if his bat couldn't breathe fire, Kohli, with his impeccable leadership skills, still clinched the unique feat of becoming the first-ever Asian captain to win a Test match in at least South Africa, England and Australia. Though there are still three more Tests to go Down Under and Australia, despite the absence of their stalwarts Steve Smith and David Warner, still pose threat to India, the Kohli brigade, for now, can bask in the glory of a brilliant team effort that has allowed them to take a crucial 1-0 lead in what promises to be an exciting series.
  21. This one time in mid-August, I woke up to a third day of what seemed like a never-ending downpour. Detesting the sight of gloom peeking through the sheer curtains in my room, I deliberated ditching the comfort of my bed, as the remnants of sleep continued to lull my mind. I was slowly drifting back to sleep, when the sound of a sizzling frying pan sought me out of sleep's convincing lullaby. The very next moment, the tantalising aroma of not-so-unknown spices tickled my senses. I lay wide awake on my bed, as the strong aroma filled every inch of my room, and my memories alike. © Thinkstock Images I was no longer in my rented flat, thousands of miles away from home. Somehow 'home' had found its way into the rented flat in a faraway city. My mother had come over to spend time with me, and in that moment she was the one eliciting the many scents of home, and my childhood. Breakfast followed soon after, Ma's special aloo'r dom and luchi (dum aloo and puri) - the perfect Sunday brekkie anyone could ever ask for! Every bite beckoned to the nostalgia of taste. Taste, that did a lot more than make me go “yummmm”, it evoked happy memories, and made my heart sing! And that's exactly what we're going to talk about today. The nostalgia of taste - the real reason why we'll never find a match to “ma ke haath ka khana” no matter what we try. If you don't understand what I mean by it, then consider this. © Thinkstock Images You visit home and get pampered with all your favourite dishes by your mom. Everything tastes heavenly, and each bite reminds you how badly you're going to miss this rajma chawal when your holiday gets over. But, it's not as if you've never had better rajma chawal away from home. Rather, you've tasted a better version plenty of times. Yet, nothing ever tasted anything like how your mother makes it. Not even an Indian Accent could pull it off. Know why? Because your mom's rajma chawal is more than the mere recipe itself. It is a reminder of all the good times that are attached to its taste. Perhaps, that day before your finals when you skipped lunch in a rush to revise your syllabus, and mom came along bearing a plateful of rajma chawal, which she fed you between your revisions. Another time your school friends dropped by during lunch...how all of you devoured this same rajma chawal together, and had one helluva time after. There may have been numerous other incidents such as these, and perhaps featuring many other mom-made dishes. © Thinkstock Images You see, it isn't as much to do with the food, as it is to do with the nostalgia it is capable of evoking. Your personal pool of happy memories. Research shows that happy memories associated to food has profound impact on us. Right from affecting how good we think food tastes, to how good it makes us feel, it's all connected. It's a lot like Proust's “little madeleine” effect - when a (food) product takes you back to happy childhood memories and fills your heart with joy, or at times leaves a bittersweet taste in your mouth. Thus, nostalgia becomes a yearning for yesterday and in this case, it's food that serves as the vector. A study by researcher Chelsea Reid found that “nostalgia can be evoked in different ways, but scents may be particularly likely to evoke nostalgia due to the strong link between scents and memory. The smell of pumpkin pie might bring all those holidays with family flooding back, or the smell of a familiar perfume might arouse memories with your partner”. © Thinkstock Images Similarly another 2015 study conducted by Jordan Troisi and his colleagues showed that people associate such “comfort” foods with close relationships or people who take care (or have taken care) of them. That's how the feeling of comfort (and happiness) gets attached to foods. That's the reason, no matter how many times I gobble up plates of dum aloo and puri in my city of work, or you devour mounds of rice with rajma prepared in the best commercial kitchens, it'll never match up to the magic your mother's cooking can sprinkle on your tastebuds. That's something which works beyond your palate, it thrives in your memories. Besides, the cup noodles can never be a match to the taste of your mom's khichdi on a sick day, can it? © Thinkstock Images Like Joydeep Gupta from Mumbai says, “nothing seems better than a cup of tea that tastes like home on a rainy afternoon. There isn't quite a better nostalgia to get to drenched in”. So here is to the many tastes that are powerful enough to transport you to better days, pull you out of the gloom, and propel you to take firmer strides towards a happy and calmer you, each bite at a time.
  22. Most men have a certain way of approaching a woman, wherever they see one and making a move on her. While I am not saying that's a bad thing at all, in fact that's great if they can get it just about right. All I am saying is, at times these endeavours fail and they only fail because men live under certain stereotypes and ego bubbles, which, let's be honest, have to be busted. I am not being preachy here or giving you a 101 on how to be a gentleman, I am just saying if you're going to approach someone you really like, you might just want to impress her, right? And that's absolutely fine! What counts is how you do it by breaking basic stereotypes while doing so. © Pinterest Women don't really have a 'type'. At least not at first. They genuinely need and want a man who can have some semblance of normalcy and a quantifiable way to approach them. Sometimes men have their own perception of approaching a woman. Yes, I agree perceptions are subjective but honestly in this case, they're just mere stereotypes which need to be broken. So, I am going to list 5 basic stereotypes or myths men have while they approach women and that's why they possibly get rejected. If you break them, you'll always find your way to her! (1)' Extra' Confidence Is Not Okay A lot of men think women like confident men. Of course women love confident men but overconfident men are a big no-no. I get the fact that you're a nervous wreck while approaching a woman but you need to keep in mind that you don't need to compensate for your nervousness with extra dosage of confidence. You just come out cocky and flamboyant, something women really don't enjoy. © 20th Television (2) Being Overtly Chivalrous Is A Turn Off While being chivalrous is great, going overboard with it is really not. Yes, hold the door open, offer to pay half the bill, hold the chair for her but don't get overtly chivalrous and forget your manners in the bargain, ironically. Like don't walk around her like you own her , to protect her from other men. She is very capable of doing that for herself and she doesn't need your help! Be a gentleman and that is all. © Lionsgate Television (3) Not All Women Like The 'Chase' Yes most women like being chased by men and men more often than not take it up as a challenge to get her. But a lot of women find these games childish and just like the straightforward approach. To be on the safer side, you should take the straightforward approach rather than chasing her because that can be misconstrued as being pushy or persuasive too, if the woman is not enjoying the so called 'chase'. You can approach her with whatever agenda you have in mind and just be forward about it. © YouTube (4) Corny Humour Gets You Nowhere Yup that's right. Humour is great. Sometimes that's the only thing that works. Sometimes you can look into the mirror and say yes at least I have a good sense of humour' but sometimes it just doesn't work if you're not funny! What I am trying to say is that if you humour is crass or corny then don't start with something funny. Be more sophisticated or cool because she rather walk away than spend the evening with a man who can't get over his fetish of '2k and lame' jokes. © Pinterest (5) Buying Her A Drink Is Questioning Consent While most of you debate this and disagree, I solely feel women today do not like a man to buy her a drink without letting her know or asking her that he is. Approaching a woman by showing her that you can buy something for her to make her happy is a little offensive, desperate and demeaning. You can approach her and start a conversation but doing anything without her consent is not alright. Of course asking her if she'd like a drink and if you can buy her one should be on your agenda, after you have her permission. © Pinterest Consent has become such an ambiguous concept today that unknowingly we cross some lines and disobey consent because it seems 'natural'. That's why it's okay to listen to women when they talk so you know what you're entitled to and what you're not. Most men think they're entitled to approach a woman while she's busy with her friends, entitled to her attention, entitled to persuade her to spend the evening with you, even if she doesn't want to. This supersedes the idea of consent and you're practically forcing her to do something she doesn't want to. It's very easy to break these stereotypes listed above, and practice safe consent, if you're approaching a woman at any place and I am sure, you'll have a great shot at doing so, thereon.
  23. It was high time that the #MeToo movement hit India and as we have learned recently, we can see how important it actually is. The time is literally up for all the sleazeballs, especially in Bollywood, and we've finally reached a point of no tolerance, which is incredible to see. No inappropriate behaviour will be excused now, nor will any kind of misconduct be brushed off and people will get what they deserve, whether it's justice or consequences for their actions, even if that action happened years ago. The best thing about so many powerful people getting exposed is now their behaviour – which they were getting away with a long time – is coming back to bite them in the ass, which is beautiful to see. No one wants to associate with such people who have been accused and it's a warning for everyone, that the time is really up for such people. Although @MumbaiFilmFest hs disassociated itslf frm directors&producer whose names have come out in #Metoo movement but I hope its chairperson #KiranRao remembers tht @aamir_khan her husband hmslf is working wth #subhashkapoor who's being prosecuted for sexual assault&molestation — Geetika Tyagi (@TyagiGeetika) October 9, 2018 Aamir Khan is obviously famous for being a perfectionist, so it's not a surprise that he believes in zero-tolerance for any kind of sexual misconduct. Recently, he walked out of a project after being informed of “sexual misconduct” on the part of a collaborator. In a statement, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao explained his departure and how they are committed in making the industry a safe place. pic.twitter.com/NidpxviA95 — Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) October 10, 2018 Taking a stand supporting the #MeToo movement, the statement said, “We believe that this is an opportunity for the film industry to introspect and take concrete steps towards change. For far too long, women have faced the brunt of sexual exploitation. It has to stop.” © Twitter The statement further read, “Two weeks ago, when traumatic #MeToo stories began emerging, it was brought to our attention that someone we were about to begin work with has been accused of sexual misconduct. Upon enquiry, we found that this particular case is sub-judice and that the legal process is in motion. So, without casting any aspersions on anyone involved in this case, and without coming to any conclusions about these specific allegations, we have decided to step away from this film. We do not want our action to reflect in any manner on the people involved in this case.” The person in question is Subhash Kapoor, who has been accused of molesting a woman, and the project being talked about is the Gulshan Kumar biopic 'Mogul', which is being directed by him. People obviously commended this step taken by Aamir Khan Productions because it's a crucial moment now for everyone to show their support for the #MeToo movement. So Aamir Khan Productions won't be producing Subhash Kapoor's Gulshan Kumar biopic. #MeToo https://t.co/IvbCx3WIwY — Rohit Khilnani (@rohitkhilnani) October 10, 2018 Thank you, indeed! This is COMMENDABLE and this is the kind of support we want so that more and more women can come out. Thank you @aamir_khan thank you #KiranRao #TimesUp #MeTooMovement https://t.co/dIDr88Mh9L — Geetika Tyagi (@TyagiGeetika) October 10, 2018 Everyone needs to stand up and speak out. THIS is what we need more of. The big guns from the industry to step up and stand for what's right. #MeTooâ â https://t.co/3q3cQABJZU — Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) October 10, 2018 It's a great start. Finally, one of a handful of leading men in #Bollywood has spoken. He may not have called a spade.. well, a spade, but it's a start. #MeToo #India https://t.co/vKV2vIWvmb — Bindu Rai (@BinduRai) October 11, 2018 Bollywood, follow this great example. This. Aamir Khan who makes cinema w/ a conscience & speaks up when not many do, thank you & Kiran for your stance. One of the biggest stars of Indian cinema on MeToo. He even spoke when a journo asked the cast of ToH a question. Heroism can't just be on reel, thank you, Aamirð https://t.co/BnZWObjlAs — Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) October 11, 2018
  24. Charles Poliquin was one of the most iconic strength and conditioning coaches of all time. He was the master behind every known Olympic athlete and coach. Unfortunately, he passed away on 27th September, 2018 because of a sudden heart attack. If you are into strength and conditioning or even weight training in general, here is a little about him that you must know. © Twitter Charles Poliquin was born on March 5, 1961 in Ontario Canada. He earned a master's degree in Exercise Physiology. His training theories were introduced to the bodybuilding community in 1993 through his articles for Muscle Media magazine. He coined the phrase "the myth of discipline" to suggest that fitness results depend on how motivated a gym-goer is. As a columnist, he has written over 600 articles in numerous publications. Additionally, he is the author of eight books, many of which have been translated into 12 different languages. His major contributions to the strength and conditioning community are- Books • The Poliquin Principles • Arm Size And Strength • Ask Coach Poliquin (Volumes I and II), and others Coaches and athletes who've trained under him: 1. Ben Pakulski He's a part of the MI40 muscle intelligence gym, he himself is a pro bodybuilder and IFBB PRO CARD holder 2. Milos Sarcev IFBB pro champion, Contest Preparation and Physique Transformation Specialist 3. John Meadows Mountain Dog Diet Founder/Creator 4. Paul Carter Founder of Lift-Run-Bang, IFBB Pro trainer, strength coach 5. Keith Tkachuk Three time member of the U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team, 2 time 50 goal scorer. Olympic Silver medalist. 6. Al MacInnis Olympic Gold medalist 2002, winner of the Norris and Conn Smythe Trophies © Twitter Here are his top 5 approaches to building strength: Dumbbells Are A Better Choice The more you stick to what we were designed for as animals – lifting rocks, carrying carcasses, and generally just fighting against gravity – then the better off you are. What that means is using free weights over machines. One problem with machines is the fixed pattern of movement. For that same reason, he thinks dumbbells are a better choice for most exercises than barbells, particularly if you're dealing with an athletic population. Using free weight will force the body to recruit more muscle fibers, assist more supporting muscles to perform the task and also train the CNS. Want Great Abs? Then Do Your Squats! Isolating abdominal muscles as a strength workout has very little potential when compared to other muscle groups .Some of these guys can claim all these poundage used in ab training, but it's actually the PSOAs doing the work. If you truly isolate the abs, after six to eight weeks an athlete will plateau the rest of his life. The most coordinated athletes master the most difficult abdominal exercises in six to eight weeks. The only things that increase abdominal improvement for the longest period of time are squatting and dead lifting. Wear Weightlifting Shoes To lift maximal weights in the squat or any other exercise performed from a standing position, you need a have a solid base of support. Weightlifting shoes with their rigid design helps align the bones of the ankle and foot so that it's easier to keep the knees in proper alignment and thus apply force with the legs and stabilize the body. Perform The Most Effective Exercises First Perform the most-effective exercises early in the workout. Those that recruit the maximum amount of muscle fibers. A practical way to determine which exercises activate the most muscle fibers is by how much weight can be used in those exercises, obviously assuming proper form is respected. This means dips on V-bars will do far more for your triceps development that kick-backs or pull-downs. Protein Eat high-quality protein and fat at every meal. Favor foods that provide at least 10 grams of essential amino acids every time you eat. Apart from the above achievements, he also brought up the German volume training method. He is the one who stressed upon the importance of rest recovery and sleep. He also owns an institute for certifying trainers in the world on his name. But as they say legends never die. What he left behind as contribution to the modern fitness industry will always be remembered. Helius is one of Mumbai's most promising fitness professionals and part time kettle bell lecturer. His knowledge on nutrition and trainer soft skills management is well recognized. To know more about him CLICK HERE, and mail your queries about fitness to heliusd@hotmail.com.
  25. What's the one thing that is common between Ranveer Singh and Karan Johar? Well, both of them are amazingly successful in their own domains in Bollywood, but that is not what we are talking about here. Both of them are hardcore fashionistas and are absolutely fearless when it comes to their individual styles - which tbh, are rather conspicuous in their own right. Recently, this has become all the more eye-catching, thanks to their colourful shenanigans. Ranveer and KJo seem to be on their own individual fashion trips, and the thing that unites them is the free-spirited, wild usage of vibrant colours in their outfits. Karan recently went to Paris for the Paris Fashion Week, and was impressively, colourfully Gucci-ed up for his appearances. © Instagram Be it multicoloured panther bomber jackets to statement fluorescent pieces, he knows how to pull off risky pieces with charming, reckless abandon. © Instagram Ranveer wasn't far behind and wore equally explosive outfits in terms of colour. Be it his dazzling firework-inspired outfit by designer Lecoanet Hemant, or a suit in fluoro fuchsia, if anyone can keep up with KJo, it's him. © Instagram © Twitter Both of them clearly have an inexplicable affinity towards orange hoodies as well. © Instagram © Instagram We all could use some colour around, and want this colourful battle to continue, till Holi is actually around the corner.
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