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  1. The selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board have been extremely busy ever since they first announced their preliminary 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, to be held in England and Wales. While the team disclosed the tentative names of the players on 18th April 2019, a lot has changed within the roster, especially after the five-game ODI series that was held against the World Cup hosts, Team England. Just moments after the unfortunate news of Pakistani middle order batsman, Asif Ali's daughter's death due to cancer broke out, the PCB announced their final list of players who will be wearing the green jersey for the quadrennial contest on Monday. As compared to the list that was announced last month, the selectors have replaced Abid Ali with Asif Ali and Wahad Riaz has taken away the World Cup berth from Faheem Ashraf. While most of the changes were taken by the dropped and recalled players in good stride, one player in particular, lefty pacer Junaid Khan was not a big fan of the switcheroo that too place between Mohammad Amir and him. The 29-year-old therefore decided to show his protest towards the selectors of the Pakistan national team and the Pakistan board of the game by sharing a rather cryptic picture of himself from his social media accounts, which the athlete later removed: © Twitter/Junaid Khan "I dont want to say anything. Truth is bitter. (Sach karwa hotha hai)," Junaid wrote on a Twitter post along with the aforementioned picture of himself in which the cricketer can be seen wearing a black tape over his mouth. According to Inzamam-ul-Haq, Chairman of the selection committee of the PCB, the decision with regards to Junaid and the rest of the pacers was made after taking into consideration their poor bowling display in the 0-4 series loss to Eoin Morgan's English cricket team. "Junaid and Faheem (Ashraf) are dropped but that doesn't mean they are not good. But we think players like Amir and Wahab are more suitable for these conditions, which is why we have preferred them," Inzamam-ul-Haq said.
  2. I basically covered this in the first and second part of this article, but yes, no one likes getting rejected, but also no one can ever avoid rejection in life. The most important and telling thing, though, is how someone reacts to the rejection. We're not talking about like serious rejection in life today, but rather how fast some guys change as soon as they get rejected. All the self-proclaimed nice guys who think that women don't like them because they're too nice and women always end up choosing the jerk, we're talking about them today. As a way to call out guys who just turn hostile after no reply by the girl, or just getting rejected, a Twitter account is here to talk about everything. The account called 'She Rates Dogs' posts a bunch of screenshots that they receive and rates the guys, which is usually in the minus, of course. And yes, this is the third part of the same article because this is so common, so many guys don't know how to handle rejection and that's why the page is always thriving with new, hilarious, and sometimes scary reactions. Sure buddy. “I'm OK with that” floored me pic.twitter.com/GVtZ94e4eD — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 15, 2019 Just wow. It's very scary to be a girl pic.twitter.com/NB2jx1jfn1 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 13, 2019 Not even rejection, just straight up annoying. Omg she was being so accommodating lmao how did he make this her fault pic.twitter.com/vIx5wBvKOm — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 11, 2019 All she said was 'hey'. Does he seriously think that because he paid for tinder the girls on it owe him something......???? pic.twitter.com/CLte2G3fSk — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 7, 2019 This is just so scary. This shit!! Makes me so mad!! pic.twitter.com/Vk5h8nHzE5 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) May 4, 2019 You monster! You monster pic.twitter.com/ojAa4OtGdg — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 19, 2019 This is just so extra. She was just trying to study pic.twitter.com/XCUKza4Vnb — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 10, 2019 Wtf dude? Cool. What the **** what the **** ever dude pic.twitter.com/qs2FqbAKOH — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 7, 2019 What even?! Honestly wild as hell pic.twitter.com/bnefmXPBFJ — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 5, 2019 The thank you tho. This is the absolute worst attempt at flirting I have ever seen in my life pic.twitter.com/w6y9zAASGu — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) April 3, 2019
  3. It's 2019, a ballpark year where millennials are taking over new ways to think and act freely and as a rejoinder to that, a recently conducted survey on Tinder suggests that most millennials prefer being single than in relationships. It's apparently cooler flying solo than choosing a partner to spend time with and most young people agree. © Pinterest Back in the day, being single was looked down or lamented upon and everyone was trying to find the 'right partner' or get back in the game till they hit jackpot but now, it's out of choice, men especially, like to remain single and dabble in either light dating or just hooking up once in a while. The fair assumption of ending up with 15 cats or as a loner ceases to exist as people embrace singlehood more willingly. © Excel Entertainment Being single does have its perks though. You can roam about freely without having to check with your significant other if you can! You don't have to share your dessert and you don't have to try hard to look good for someone else. Maybe just do that for yourself instead. Men and women between the ages of 18-25 are selectively choosing to remain single and live life on their terms and it's certainly a good evolutionary curve and a step away from getting married at a particular age. The results from the survey are quite fascinating, to be honest. So much so, they inspired Tinder's new 'single is a terrible thing to waste' campaign, promoting the single life to be fun, fascinating and aspirational. © Eros International The survey was conducted by the consultancy firm Morar HPI and over 1000 young people from the age groups of 18-25 were asked about their attitude and ideas of singlehood and dating. About 72% of men and women claimed they had made a conscious decision to be single and not because they didn't have a choice and that's quite a high percentage for a survey like this! About 81% of them agreed to the fact that being single benefited them as they had more room for personal growth, platonic friendships, scope to find new people all the time and time and space to work on themselves. More than 17% of men felt the need to stay single and not give relationships a thought, in general. Most of them were a little apprehensive on commitment and getting hurt in the longer run of the relationship. © Eros International The fear of becoming 'boring' in a relationship made at least 39% of the population a little wary to get into one in the first place and about 55% thought being single opens up new and fresher experiences than being in a relationship! Apart from these reason, 66% didn't want to get into a relationship because of a cultivated fear of being with the wrong person. Of course, single friends have friends in relationships that could have gone absolutely south, making them believe it's better to be single than to end up with the wrong person. A lot of men believe that they don't want to compromise on their independence so they choose to be single instead of tied down to another person. © UTV Motion Pictures So, mostly the reasons the millennial generation prefer staying single in this day and age is to be more independent, make selective life choices without anyone else's intervention, the fear of heartbreaks and ending up with the wrong person and establishing an identity that's synonymous with being fun and exciting rather than boring. Well, in my opinion this is a progressive standpoint taken over by the younger generation today and unlike before, this view will help the generation understand how to make relationships work a lot better, whenever they do decide to get into them.
  4. The Stark children were each fated to a direwolf at the very beginning of the show. In one of the early episodes of Season 1, all of them were given direwolf pups of their dead direwolf mother. Most direwolves were separated from the Stark children spread out across the eight seasons. The last of the direwolves, Ghost, parted with Jon Snow in episode 4, Season 8 on 'Game Of Thrones'. This direwolf has come a long way since Season one. It survived so much and especially the Battle Of Winterfell, which not many survived. The direwolf has sprung to save Jon's life countless times on the show. However, now that Jon has to head to King's Landing to serve his queen, he had to bid his pet goodbye. However, did you notice how cold the farewell was? Jon didn't even pet Ghost one last time before leaving. And Twitter did not digest this well. Here are some tweets that make it clear that people are not okay with Ghost being ghosted by Jon: 1. We Agree. Look. I like Jon. But I may never forgive him for leaving Ghost without a goodbye “Who's a good boy?” scratch behind the ears. Ghost deserved better. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/dDmlOGMWh3 — Heather Krupka (@h_krupka) May 6, 2019 2. Never Do This To Your Pet Guys. Jon dropped Ghost off at the shelter & ain't said bye. Ain't hugged the goodest boy. Ain't even say what kinda kibbies he likes nothing. pic.twitter.com/bT43Oqx8bo — Small Might (@vanitaaaa_) May 6, 2019 3. Same. D&D HAD THE NERVE TO SHOW US A HEARTBROKEN GHOST AFTER JON YEETED HIM! THEY'RE DOING A GREAT JOB OF MAKING ME DISGUSTED WITH JON pic.twitter.com/s9eveUwX8r — ðª (@qitnsansaturner) May 6, 2019 4. He Deserves Better. THAT WAS NOT THE FAREWELL GHOST DESERVED. HE IS THE BESTEST BOI!!! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/23JxvPqZu0 — Kaitlyn Gruber (@KGrubey) May 6, 2019 5. Would You Call It Justice? #GameofThrones Jon: Gives up Ghost cause he got Rhaegal now Jon later: pic.twitter.com/LqRNaMEPYS — Ali Baba and the 140 Characters (@KhuljaMemeMeme) May 6, 2019 6. We Feel The Same Way! You're telling me that #GOT couldn't afford to to animate Jon petting Ghost goodbye???? pic.twitter.com/0H4A3SVdYh — Alyson Jordan (@alysonjordan97) May 6, 2019 7. We Live For The Boops. I will never forgive Jon for not even booping Ghosts nose before he left. You don't know of true love Jon Snow.#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/4QJWoKdymC — ð¿ððð ð¼ððððð ð¿ððð(@PostMalone28) May 6, 2019 8. Traitor! Traitor! I will never forgive Jon for not even booping Ghosts nose before he left. You don't know of true love Jon Snow.#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/4QJWoKdymC — ð¿ððð ð¼ððððð ð¿ððð(@PostMalone28) May 6, 2019
  5. The much-anticipated 'The Long Night' episode of 'Game of Thrones' aired earlier this week. Die-hard fans, who watched the episode, were left rather disappointed when multiple scenes were too dark for them make out what's actually happening in the Battle of Winterfell. Well, after receiving a lot of criticism for the poorly-lit episode, the show's cinematographer Fabian Wagner decided to give some clarity. But instead of apologizing, he defended his artistic choices. © HBO Wagner said he filmed the episode in such a fashion on purpose. He said the show was directed and shot like a cinematic experience that could be viewed in a movie theatre. He went on to blame the viewers' TV settings and the quality of the screens. “A lot of the problem is that a lot of people don't know how to tune their TVs properly,” Wagner said while speaking to Wired UK and TMZ. “I know it wasn't too dark because I shot it”, said Wagner. While we appreciate Wagner and his team's intentions and effort to deliver a cinematic experience, it doesn't really make any sense. Like, why would you try to deliver a theatrical experience and make it fit for big screens when the show is not going to be shown in any theatres in the first place? © HBO Millions of people watch it on their TVs or stream it at a compressed quality on OTT platforms like Hotstar on small screens like smartphones, tablet, etc. In fact, Wagner himself noted that HBO's compression of the episode to help smooth over the streaming process, majorly ruined the experience. Then why not shoot the show with proper lighting, so it looks good on all screens? His excuse falls apart right there? Also, it's not the first episode of the show, where the scenes were supposed to be dark. We've seen a lot of 'dark' episodes of the show in the past which were quite enjoyable and, most importantly, easy to watch. So, we can't help but raise questions here when he says “the showrunners decided that this had to be a dark episode”. Yes, the idea was to show an impactful battle, but what good are the efforts when people can't even see what's happening in the battle?
  6. The Battle Of Winterfell is done and dusted with. However, do you really think that all the business with the Night King is over? I mean, sire, the battle with Cersei matters more and is probably central to 'Game Of Thrones'. But do you really think that the Night King and his Army of the Dead, which was hyped since season 1, would go down this easily? But here's the thing, the great Battle of Winterfell was not without flaws of its own. Like, what was Bran up to while Theon was fighting away the dead. Why would Bran willingly send off Theon to his death? Why are all the main characters or at least the characters whose storylines matter, dead? Wasn't 'Game Of Thrones' built on the principle of catching the audience off guard killing people off who mattered? That's the alarming part and we're not even getting any answers. However, there is a new theory that suggests the unthinkable. So, far, we've thought of Cersei, Sansa, and even the Dragon Queen Daenerys as evil and a possible threat to the Iron Throne. But, what if it's none of them but Bran? What if Bran is the villain everyone should be afraid of? In a Reddit post from user ColdBeing titled “Something just doesn't feel right,” ColdBeing expresses suspicion about the Night King's demise (something that outraged most fans after the third episode of GOT). “They hyped up The Night King for seasons upon seasons, years upon years and this is how he goes out? There's just no way,” the Redditor wrote. They also questioned why Bran warged for so long while Theon was defending him. “Could he have been making a deal with The Night King?” Then, here's a tweet that complicates everything: How did the #NightKing change Craster's babies? By touching them. How did he change Viserion? By touching it. What did Bloodraven say to #BranStark in the cave? "He touched you."#foodforthought#nightking #GameofThrones — Vladimir Furdik (@Vladimir_furdik) April 28, 2019 The theory notes how strange it is that Bran appreciated Theon Greyjoy for being a good man right before he ran to his death. Even when he knows, all the trauma has made him, well a little aloof. © HBO So, while it was great to see Arya plunge the Valyrian steel dagger in the Night King's heart, something isn't quite adding up. And the thing is, Game Of Thrones is good at this sort of a thing where they surprise the audience out of nowhere. Could this be why Bran has been straight off cold and stoic this season? Or the fact that it's just Bran's body and the three-eyed Raven's soul, but then at what point did Bran leave the body? We will only find out in the next episode, hopefully.
  7. The entire world is preparing to witness the gory aesthetics of the battle of Winterfell as the armies have united with the Starks to save themselves from the wrath of the Night Walker and his wights. we got hold of some unseen images from the next episode which gives out a few hints from what can we expect. The one image which surprised and confused us at the same time is where you can see Khaleesi and Jon Snow standing on a hill top as the battle of Winterfell is on in the background ( or that is how it seems to be ), or it could possibly be them looking out for the Night King's arrival. © HBO another image has Tyrion and Varys having a deep conversation in the crypts. There's an image of Sansa Stark in a pensive mood , who later joins her sister Arya. © HBO © HBO © HBO There's an image of Brienne of Tarth with Jamie Lannister as they face the army of the dead © HBO And a scared Jon Snow looks horrified which I don't know, probably announces the arrival of the Night King? © HBO With a myriad of theories flying around us, the wait is making us go mad already! In case you don't wake up at 6:30 am every Monday to witness the madness first hand, you can also catch 'Game Of Thrones' on Star World every Tuesday at 10 pm.
  8. "When I had moved to Mumbai for the first time with big Bollywood dreams, it was Bhaiya who asked me to move back. He said I wasn't ready. To be honest, that perhaps was the best advice anyone could have given me at the time..." quips Aparshakti, with unparalleled candour, while talking about his unique relationship with his elder brother Ayushmann, and the chemistry they share. © MensXP The fact that Aparshakti is the younger brother of the one and only Ayushmann Khurrana, came to the mainstream consciousness much later, when he already had carved a niche for himself as a rock-solid 'supporting actor', another topic he deals with maturity, with a side of unapologetic practicality and humility, reflected on his spirited countenance. © MensXP "What is wrong with being a supporting actor? I have never understood the side-eye supporting actors receive in the industry. If you are an actor who is true to his craft, you will take up every role as the role of a lifetime. I have played the role of a supporting actor in 7 different films, and given a choice, I won't change a thing!". As he moves on to the much-deserved mainstream stardom now, Aparshakti still looks at all the roles he has played with utmost reverence and fondness, something which is a rarity within the B-Town glam and glitz. © MensXP Aparshakti is wearing: Denim Dhoti - Nicobar, Denim Sherwani - Zara, Footwear - Gucci, Eyewear - Vedi Vero @kapooropticalco On being asked about how it felt, to have been handed supporting roles, despite being the sibling of an A-lister, Aparshakti was quick to dismiss the question. "I count it as a blessing. I honestly do. Having played so many roles as a supporting actor, I now feel like I am finally ready. It prepares you, it makes you realize the value of the place at the top, and most importantly, it teaches you lessons which no acting class can teach." In an industry supposedly rife with nepotism, the fact that Ayushmann never used his stature to create a platform for his own brother, is something Aparshakti is thankful for, because that singularly made sure that the success he has achieved over time, is anything but ephemeral. © MensXP Aparshakti is wearing: Jacket - Bershka, Lowers - DNA, Shoes - Off-white, Eyewear - Gucci @kapooropticalco, Watch - Gucci "One thing I shall always remember, is a line Bhaiya told me about Mumbai. When he told me to go back and prepare better, he ended the conversation with a line: 'Yeh shehar khud bulaata hai' (This city calls you itself)." While most A-listers advise their relatives to go to the gym and work on their appearance and fashion sense before their Bollywood debut, Aparshakti fondly remembers Ayushmann giving him a no-nonsense piece of advice, that ultimately proved to be life-changing for him. "He told me to actively pursue acting in the theater for 4-5 years. He told me acting is an art and a craft, and requires training and practice, just like any other art form. Thank God he was wise enough to give me the advice, and I took it seriously." © MensXP "But how did it all start? Did you always want to become an actor? What's the story?" "I honestly have no idea how or when. I recall one incidence from my school days, that helped my self-confidence skyrocket. When I was in the 9th standard, there used to be a trophy of sorts for the 'best student' of the batch, and their name used to be published in the newspaper. I was a pretty average student, you know, when it came to academics. However, I used to be good with my extracurricular activities - sports, drama, music etc., which ensured that I won a lot of prizes and trophies. The Principal of the school used to take a call on who to choose as the best student, and to my shock, my Principal, Rajni Thareja Ma'am, chose me. I later heard that she was questioned by everyone about her seemingly odd choice, in response to which she took them to the staff room, and pointed towards all the trophies I had won in extra-curriculars. 'He's a special kid' - she had said. Till date, I am grateful to her." © MensXP "Also, I did not know what I wanted for a long time, and honestly just went with the flow. I studied Law for 5 years and got my LLB degree. In fact, I worked at the Delhi High Court for a while, can you imagine? I also worked as a Radio Jockey for quite some time, and it was way after that, I started thinking about doing more with my life. The acting bug finally bit me, and then started a whole new phase of preparation, which perhaps taught me more about life than anything else. I had to face everything a newcomer faces in the industry, and I had to work my way up. There was no other way, and I'm glad it was the way it was, because it made me a stronger person, in ways I had not fathomed earlier." © MensXP Aparshakti is wearing: Outfit - SixPM, Eyewear - Carrera, @kapooropticalco, Wrist Band - Louis Vuitton, Shoes - Dolce & Gabbana, Trolley - Rimowa @Off-white On being asked about how the family dynamics are at home, Aparshakti candidly chuckles. "It's as normal and desi as it gets. I believe both Bhaiya and I get our strict work ethics from our father, and I wish to achieve the patience levels of mom, but I don't think I can ever reach there. She is the most patient, graceful, calm, and composed person I have ever met in my life. Bhaiya gets it from her." © MensXP Aparshakti is quick to point out, however, that he also grew up with the same set of struggles every Indian youngster faces. "I was working as a Radio Jockey, and I was fairly successful. I was doing well, and was financially secure too. Even then, there were relatives and neighbours who would unapologetically throw the annoying question: Lekin beta, kaam kya karte ho?", he sighs, before bursting out in a bout of dismissive laughter. © MensXP "What makes you happy?" "My work makes me happy, of course. But other than that, I'd say seemingly small, insignificant things, that perhaps others won't get. 'Alone time' is important to me. I love listening to my favourite music while driving... it gives me such immense joy, that is not describable. Also, football. You know, not a lot of things can match up to the the boundless joy of playing an intense match of football on a green field, wet and slippery with heavy rainfall. It is just therapeutic. You end up feeling fresh, instead of being tired. I still enjoy it as much as I did during my teenage years. Also, some quality time with my loved ones and my family never fails to cheer me up...!", he smiles. © MensXP "The trick to be happy, and I really believe that, is to count your blessings every day. Everyone has something to be grateful for, and the moment you realize that perhaps not everyone is fortunate enough to have what you have, happiness just... happens. That gratitude is what keeps me going, on days that are particularly taxing. But I'm happy! I feel life has just started for me, and I can't wait to find out what's next!", he signs off with a faint smile, radiant with gratitude, as he gingerly holds another prestigious award, the 'Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award' for the 'Comic Performance of The Year' to be precise, for 'Stree'. © MensXP Aparshakti is wearing: Denim Short Kurta - Boheco, Jeans - Zara, Footwear - Artimen, Eyewear - Irresistor @kapooropticalco As he moves on to 'greener pastures' now, so to say, with lead/parallel lead roles, he is ready - with experience, validation for his hard work, and most importantly, the unconditional love of the audience that constantly craves for honest, heartfelt performances coupled with raw talent, which is his USP. All we can say is, we wish him all the luck for his upcoming projects, not that he needs any, as he has been proving with every single project, right from the day the city of dreams finally welcomed him with open arms, as his brother had once wisely predicted. Photographer: Subi Samuel Stylist: Jay Samuel Assistant Stylist: Piyu Mishra
  9. A very faint seismic signal was tracked and recorded by the Insight lander on April 6th as the trembling appears to have come from inside the planet. The recording could have been caught by forces above the surface, such as wind, but now it has been confirmed that it was a legit earthquake. © NASA Scientists are still examining the data to know more about the seismic signal and its origins. The signal was detected by the lander's Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument. Three very distinct sounds could be heard and all of them were detected as ground vibrations. © NASA InSight heard the “marsquake” using an instrument that contains three ultra sensitive seismometers installed inside a dome. This dome protects the seismometers from external forces like the wind. “We've been waiting months for a signal like this,” said French seismologist Philippe Lognonné. “It's so exciting to finally have proof that Mars is still seismically active.” InSight's two-year mission will continue and there's a good chance that larger quakes will be discovered. “We're starting to have many small quakes,” he said. By the end of the mission, he told Science Magazine, “we'll have a super big quake.” NASA had previously installed seismometers that measured numerous quakes on the moon in 1969 and 1977. While this may not be the first time mankind has detected quakes away from Earth, it is, however, a first to be measured on a distant planet.
  10. Hunger is one of the main reasons people overeat and gain fat. While this is in the context of general eating, hunger pangs are all the more a problem when you are dieting for fat loss. Why is that? When you go on a diet, two of the main hormones related to hunger and satiety go for a toss. The hormone, being leptin, which plays a role in signalling satiety and ghrelin which signals hunger to your brain. © Getty Images When you diet, leptin goes down and ghrelin shoots up. Results? HANGER (hunger+anger)! So, here are five useful tricks that will help you manage hunger while dieting: 1. Drink More Water Studies have shown that drinking water 15 to 30 minutes before a meal reduces your food consumption considerably, especially for sweet or savoury food items which are usually high in calories. At times, we even confuse thirst with hunger. This makes us eat more when we are just thirsty and we increase our calorie intake by doing this. So, drink a glass of water 30 minutes before your meal. 2. Do Not Drink Your Calories Drinking your calories is the easiest way to finish off your daily calorie limit while not feeling full. Liquid calories, as we call them, are your worst enemies on a diet. Why? a. It is easier to drink a lot of them. b. It does not make you full, even one bit. So, if you are drinking normal sodas, juices, sugary teas or energy drinks, cut them out when dieting. 3. Eat More Protein Protein is considered the most satiating macronutrient. In studies comparing diets with different protein intakes, higher protein diets have shown higher dietary compliance and satisfaction compared to the lower protein counterparts. How much protein should you consume during a fat-loss phase? 1.8 to 2.3 grams per kilogram of body weight. 4. Increase Your Fibre Intake Fibre is another thing to consider if you are struggling with hunger pangs during a diet. Fibre is usually a high-volume, low-calorie food. Meaning, fibre-rich foods are low in calories for a relatively huge quantity. And it slows down digestion and delays gastric emptying. So, if you have the feeling of emptiness even after eating food, including some more fibrous carbohydrates by eliminating starchy carbohydrates might just do the trick. 5. Moderate Your Junk Food Consumption © Getty Images Though I am a thorough proponent of flexible dieting, I am also a huge proponent of moderation. Just because your calories play a major role in determining your weight loss or weight gain, does not mean you eat a majority of junk food while losing weight. Yes, it is possible to even eat exclusively junk and lose weight if you keep your calories under check but is it a wise thing to do? Absolutely not! The reason being that these junk food options are high-calorie low-volume food options making you eat very less food and finish off your calorie targets for the day. This hunger will ultimately make you eat more calories defeating the entire process. Majority of the times, keep your foods coming from unprocessed, nutrient-dense, whole foods and occasionally indulge in the foods you love for better adherence and ultimately results. 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.
  11. “With great power comes great responsibility,” a statement then said in Spiderman but off-lately moulded by Ajinkya Rahane. Given the responsibility to lead Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League 2019, Rahane was bestowed with a lot of belief by his management. Not performing since the beginning of the tournament, the Mumbai lad failed to lead as a captain and also as he lost four games out of the six until he was replaced by Steve Smith in the match against Mumbai Indians. But as soon as Rahane the captain was relieved from his skipper duty, it gave room for Rahane the batsman to outshine and play more freely. In Monday's game against Delhi Capitals, the right-hander once again showed his class by batting all throughout the innings and scoring a flamboyant hundred. His total of 104 off mere 63 deliveries consisted of 11 boundaries and three well-timed sixes. View this post on Instagram 7 years on, @ajinkyarahane celebrates another #VIVOIPL ton for @rajasthanroyals ð #RRvDC A post shared by IPL (@iplt20) on Apr 22, 2019 at 8:56am PDT This was his second ton in the IPL, seven years after his first against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012. But we guess no matter who captains the Royals, they just can't win until they stop dropping crucial catches and the misfields during the game. Another fifty by Shikhar Dhawan and a magnificent knock by Rishabh Pant at the end helped Delhi Past Rajasthan with Rahane's super knock going in vain.
  12. Samsung announced one of the most iconic smartphones in the company history back in February and was the first to show off a foldable smartphone. The company has managed to produce the smartphone at a scale and is now ready to be sold in various regions, Huawei showed off their version of a foldable smartphone as well that also touted a unique and exciting design. Samsung has already started to send out review devices to journalists and there have been numerous reports about the $2000 dollar smartphone breaking after a single day of use. The Galaxy Fold has been suffering a broken screen sometimes due to user error or due to low durability. The first report comes from Dieter Bohn at The Verge where he had a piece of debris under the Galaxy Fold display. It was pressing up against the back of the display and caused a bump in the OLED panel. The debris managed to press against the display enough to break it and killed some vertical and horizontal rows of pixels. © Twitter/Steve Kovach For Steve Kovach of CNBC, the device's display broke right along the fold crease and the pixels in the folding area were dead. This kind of confirmed that the crease in the middle may cause an issue as the display broke right along the crease. © Twitter The Galaxy Fold also comes with a layer on the display that resembles some sort of protective glass. The layer is not supposed to be removed; however, some of the reviewers were not known of the case. Mark Gurman from Bloomberg removed the layer of the display file saying, The phone comes with this protective layer/film. Samsung says you are not supposed to remove it. I removed it, not knowing you're not supposed to (consumers won't know either). It appeared removable in the left corner, so I took it off. I believe this contributed to the problem." The removal of the film totally killed the smartphone as the left half of the display died. © Twitter/MKBD YouTuber Marques Brownlee also peeled off the protective layer and said "the display spazzed and blacked out. Started over with a replacement.” After one day of use... pic.twitter.com/VjDlJI45C9 — Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 17, 2019 Folding smartphones is a brand new concept for smartphones and it is bound to see some hiccups before becoming mainstream. Samsung is the only company right now that has managed to make foldable smartphones real then masses. The Galaxy Fold is definitely for first-generation early adopters as we will see some improvements in design in the near future. As of now, Galaxy Fold is already sold out when it comes to pre-orders and has "overwhelming demand”.
  13. India's Mission Shakti has become a huge topic of discussion over the past few days, and rightfully so. There has been a lot of banter surrounding it ever since PM Narendra Modi made the announcement. First, a former ISRO engineer called the mission a complete waste. It was followed by NASA administrator Bridenstine's comments, who didn't really seem happy about the mission. © Twitter Now the chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra, has joined the discussion by calling out NASA's comments on the mission. Now, Anand Mahindra, in case you don't know, is very active on the micro-blogging site. He's also known to be very opinionated about all the current happenings. A case of the pot calling the kettle black. From a nation that created most of the debris in space over decades, this is an audacious statement.... https://t.co/QFqCnES2gt — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 2, 2019 In his tweet quoting NDTV, Anand defended Mission Shakti and called NASA's statement 'audacious'. “A case of the pot calling the kettle black. From a nation that created most of the debris in space over decades, this is an audacious statement,' he said. Anand's tweet is essentially a response to NASA chief Bridenstine's comments on the space debris. Earlier this month, Bridenstine said that India's move to destroy a defunct satellite a 'terrible thing' as it left 400 pieces in space. He also claimed that the debris has put the lives of astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) under massive risk.
  14. Just when we thought the whole PUBG addiction fiasco has come to an end, we hear a new story about someone taking their own life. This time, it's an Indian teenager from Hyderabad who has committed suicide, after his mother allegedly scolded him for playing PUBG on his phone during the board exams. The 16-year-old boy named Kallakuri Samsbashiva, who was a class X student, hung himself from the ceiling fan of his room. Apparently, he latched his bedroom from the inside after being scolded by his mother for playing the game for too long instead of studying for his board exam. © PUBG Corp. As soon as the parents and the neighbors knocked down the door and found him hanging, they rushed him to the nearest hospital, where he was declared dead upon arrival. While speaking to Deccan Chronicle, sub-inspector K Sanjeeva Reddy said the boy has been playing the game for months, which led to his addiction. The news about the boy taking his life comes as a surprise, especially when just heard that the ban on the game has been lifted. It's high time that people start taking this more seriously and act responsibly. Or else it's only a matter of time until the game gets banned and people start getting arrested, again.
  15. Apple has now started to manufacture the iPhone 7 in India which makes it the third device by the company that is being assembled locally. Previously, the company was assembling the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s in India as a part of the company's 'Made in India' initiative. © MensXP Apple said in an email to our sister website ET “We are proud to be producing iPhone 7 in Bengaluru for our local customers, furthering our long-term commitment in India,” According to Apple, two variants of the iPhone 7 i.e. 32GB and 128GB models will be manufactured in India and will sell for Rs 39,990 and Rs 49,990 respectively. The smartphone is being manufactured by Wistron, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer that will be assembling the iPhone 7 models. While making the iPhone 7 in India reduces the cost of manufacturing considerably, the Cupertino giant is not looking to slash the prices and instead use the extra funds for an aggressive marketing strategy in India. Previously, Tim Cook has admitted that the company has faced a decline in iPhone sales in emerging markets like India. The CEO attributed the struggle to issues like foreign exchange and “weak macro-transactions” which contributed towards slow iPhone sales in countries like India, Brazil and Russia. © MensXP iPhone 7 was launched by Apple in 2016 and features a 4.6-inch Retina HD Display. The smartphone is water and dust resistant and has a rating of IP67. The smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner called “Touch ID” at the front and is powered by Apple's A10 Fusion chip. You can read more about the iPhone 7 here. Source: ET
  16. IAF wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman needs no introduction. While our B-town celebs are flocked by fans for their fictional representational of characters on screen, Abhinandan Varthaman is a real-life national hero who not only braved all odds to survive an extremely difficult situation but has won the respect and hearts of everyone in the country. © Twitter The squadron leader was captured by Pakistani army last month and he returned 2 days later and was advised to be on a sick leave. However, he surprised everyone once again with his determination when he decided to join back his squadron in Srinagar. The IAF pilot chose to go back to serving his nation instead of staying home. People on social media are lauding him by calling him a lion who's returned for the kill and a hero who is back to serve his nation. He has already expressed his desire to go back to flying fighter jets and hence a medical board is supposed to review his health before a decision can be made on the same. He was captured by Pakistan after his MiG-21 Bison was shot during an aerial combat and even though he was captured and interrogated, he continued to choose his loyalty towards his motherland over saving himself after he refused to give away any sensitive information about India.
  17. I basically covered this in the first part of this article. Yes, no one likes getting rejected, but also literally no one can ever avoid rejection in life. The most important thing, though, is how someone reacts to the rejection. We're not talking about serious rejections in life today, but rather how fast some guys change colours as soon as they get rejected. All the self-proclaimed 'nice guys' who think that women don't like them because they're too nice and women always end up choosing the jerk, we're talking about them today. As a way to call out guys who just turn hostile after no reply from the girl, or just getting rejected, a Twitter account is here to talk about everything. The account called 'She Rates Dogs' posts a bunch of screenshots that they receive and rates the guys, which is usually in the minus, of course: 2/10 for the determination, -2/10 for the creepiness When you block him so he makes fake Instagram accounts to try to get you back (-1/10 dog) pic.twitter.com/5ENqsbkxV0 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) December 18, 2018 Do people not know what a left swipe on Tinder means? Handling rejection with grace and class -10/10 pic.twitter.com/7yfBkYT0Ad — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) March 9, 2019 Umm, are you okay dude? uhhHhhhhh what the **** -10/10 creEp pic.twitter.com/fk1NHatBCd — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) March 5, 2019 Just don't say anything, it's not hard. God give me strength to handle the things I cannot control pic.twitter.com/LUuR3DjoLX — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) February 22, 2019 Stop it, people! Stop Fetishizing Asian Women 2k19 pic.twitter.com/tsHgOKtDmi — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) February 21, 2019 We need to save her. How do we find this girl and save her pic.twitter.com/YYJpfmuDZY — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) February 21, 2019 Yes, what happened? What just happened pic.twitter.com/NI9mCRpnR2 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) February 20, 2019 Wow, dude. I think that perhaps he catastrophically misunderstands dating and women in general ?? pic.twitter.com/veKJgHfSk7 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) February 19, 2019 The guts, tho. Do u think this man has ever considered shutting the **** up pic.twitter.com/jGvLfTk2iC — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) February 19, 2019 What a keeper! Watch out ladies we've got a KEEPER ALERT!!! pic.twitter.com/iDvoU0Xl43 — SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs) February 17, 2019
  18. India is a rich land of culture, multiple languages and even better food. Now, the government is trying its best to ensure that every sort of tourism and every cultural aspect of this melting pot of our rich history is glorified and promoted. So, as per the latest plan of schemes, the government wants to focus on the development and the promotion of the beautiful Urdu language in India, and to do this, it is tapping into the power of Bollywood with SRK, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif being considered to do the needful promotion. © Instagram The decision is being steered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development's autonomous body National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) but the people of the nation are divided over it. A lot of people are opposing this idea, trashing it and ridiculing the actors, claiming that having Salman and Katrina promote Urdu is like ensuring it dies a natural death. Katrina Kaif promoting Urdu! This has to be the biggest joke of 2019 https://t.co/xVLO9S2oFa — Iqbal Grewal (@IqbalGrewal1) March 18, 2019 Didn't know Katrina Kaif spoke Urdu,, let alone promote it... https://t.co/b1cwc4gfJd — shantanudutta (@shantanudutta) March 18, 2019 Now, the problem with trolling is that the target here are the actors who have not given a final word, made no announcement or even endorsed this idea on their own personal social media accounts. Sure, we are all entitled to have an opinion and this is a fair point that just by the virtue of being a Bollywood actor, it doesn't mean that they can actually promote a language, which they probably don't even speak themselves. However, trolling them to be the choice of a decision-making body is actually silly. While various memes and jokes are being generated on social media, there have been some sensible internet consumers who have tried to understand that a Katrina Kaif or a Salman Khan is not a problem , but maybe the people choosing them are making a weird decision, which is not suitable for Urdu lovers across the nation. © Instagram Some people have very respectfully suggested the name of Javed Akhtar and even Salim Khan (Salman's father) to be the endorsers and that makes perfect sense. So the next time one decides to troll, maybe it will be a good idea to think twice before doing it?
  19. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed soon after taking off on Sunday morning from Addis Ababa killing 157 people onboard. The plane was enroute Nairobi, Kenya and last contact was six minutes after take-off. The flight was operated by a Boeing 737 MAX 8 and the aircraft was delivered to the airline just a few months ago. Aviation is considered to be among the safest industries for decades and the crash of a brand new jet is alarming. Just five months back, another 737 MAX 8 operating for Lion Air crashed into the sea off the island of Java shortly after take-off, killing all 189 people onboard. Two crashes of the same jet within a short span has gotten everyone worried and Boeing, along with local regulators are scrambling to find answers. © Reuters Boeing's safety record is now under serious threat and with hundreds of MAX 8's flying all over the globe, airlines aren't keen on operating them until proper investigations are completed. The circumstances of the two crashes remain under investigation, and Boeing has presented no evidence to suggest the two disasters are linked. The similarities may be a coincidence. Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet until further notice. The airline has a reputation for being one of the best airlines in Africa. It has a good safety record and the newest fleet of planes on the continent. © Utkarsh Thakkar / @vimanspotter (Ethiopian Airlines A350 in Mumbai) In India, Jet Airways and Spicejet operate the MAX 8 and Spicejet is operating them normally (13 in fleet) based on the schedule. Jet Airways is undergoing a period of financial instability and FlightRadar24 suggests it has temporarily stopped operating them (5 in fleet) for weeks due to payment issues with lessors. The narrow-body Boeing 737 has been a workhorse on short- and medium-haul flights for decades. Thousands of 737 NG (737-700/800/900) continue to fly with a spotless track record. The MAX 8 is an improved version with better engines and increased cabin comfort. The planemaker is expected to build 59 MAX 8's every month this year. Jet Airways has ordered 225 of these, followed by Spicejet at 200. © Utkarsh Thakkar / @vimanspotter India's aviation regulator DGCA has sought information from Boeing after the Sunday crash. "A Boeing 737 Max aircraft flown by Ethiopian Airlines has crashed. Our two airlines (Jet Airways and SpiceJet having these aircraft) and DGCA officials are in touch with Boeing for information. Further safety measures shall follow that," DGCA chief B S Bhullar, told the Times of India. China's civil aviation regulator has ordered all Chinese airlines to suspend commercial operations of MAX 8. Chinese airlines currently operate 96 MAX 8's. No other country has grounded the aircraft completely yet, but airlines say they are closely working with Boeing and monitoring their fleet.
  20. If you're a big Marquez fan, like me, then the headline has probably already left you beaming with joy and with a little bit of scepticism of 'but how'?. Well, it's true. Netflix is officially turning celebrated author Gabriel García Márquez's iconic work '100 years Of Solitude' into a legit series. The best part about this development is that the project will be helmed and produced by his sons Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha to ensure that the authenticity of the series is maintained. "For decades, our father was reluctant to sell the film rights to Cien Años de Soledad because he believed that it could not be made under the time constraints of a feature film, or that producing it in a language other than Spanish would not do it justice. But in the current golden age of series, with the level of talented writing and directing, the cinematic quality of content, and the acceptance by worldwide audiences of programs in foreign languages, the time could not be better to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides. We are excited to support Netflix and the filmmakers in this venture, and eager to see the final product”, Garcia said. © Twitter The iconic and timeless tale of complex emotions embedded beautifully, showing through various character is probably his best work. The book follows the Buendía family which lives in the fictitious town of Macondo. Marquez was known for infusing the techniques of magic-realism in his work and bringing characters to life with his sheer brilliance. There is no official information on the cast and crew, but we trust the makers to do a fine job and do justice to one of the finest literary works ever.
  21. After 'Gully Boy' happened, a number of artists came under the limelight - some for their acting chops, and some for their rapping gift. While Siddhant Chaturvedi and Vijay Varma fall under the former, rappers like Divine and Naezy belong to the latter. One cutthroat rapper in particular who made the headlines, more so because of 'destroying' Raftaar in a rap battle, is Emiway Bantai. While people can't stop praising his fierce rap game, most don't know that his style game is inimitable as well. Here are 10 pictures which prove that. 1. Leather and plaid - talk about power-packed pairings. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Feb 14, 2019 at 10:20pm PST 2. All black with red sneakers is spelt C O O L. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Feb 24, 2019 at 10:10pm PST 3. MJ with layering? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Feb 10, 2019 at 11:02am PST 4. The right way to overdose on colours. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Jan 17, 2019 at 8:22am PST 5. When was the last time you saw someone look badass with mittens on? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Feb 17, 2019 at 10:29pm PST 6. We'll just leave this here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Dec 17, 2018 at 10:29pm PST 7. Sneaker game on point. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Sep 14, 2018 at 10:43am PDT 8. This shirt though. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Aug 4, 2018 at 2:10am PDT 9. Let's call it 'the street costume'? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Aug 6, 2018 at 11:57pm PDT 10. You've got to wear a rainbow bandana before you bust those rhymes out. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Emiway Bantai (@emiway_bantai) on Feb 13, 2019 at 8:41am PST Let's just say, 'Bohot hard'!
  22. In a prime example of why and how politics adversely affects sports, the Pakistan blind cricket team found themselves stranded in Sri Lanka after they swept the ODI series clean (3-0) on their tour to the island nation. Blind Cricket Series: #Pakistan beat #SriLanka by 8 wicketshttps://t.co/4rclv6qZDa ððð — Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) February 21, 2019 Due to the ongoing political and military tension between India and Pakistan, the Sri Lankan Airlines cancelled all flights going to the city of Lahore. As a result, the blind cricketers of the country are unable to go back home and are involuntarily bearing added expenditure due to the extended stay. “They have been forced to stay longer and also have to pay additional expenditure,” Chaminda Pushpakumara, the manager of the blind cricket team said. Even though the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council has requested the Sri Lankan government for assistance, the financial toll of the athletes, who earn a fraction of what the visually-able cricketers make, has been immense. As admitted by Pushpakumara himself, the visiting athletes had already paid for their flight tickets to Sri Lanka. On the other hand, the escalating border tensions have also led to the Pakistani government shutting down their entire airspace and cancelling all domestic and international flights, as a result of which players are finding it extremely difficult to travel to different cities for the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Every PSL match that was scheduled to take place in Lahore too, has been moved to Karachi. This is why even the notion of war is always a bad idea. While the militaries are at each other's throats, it is the common and the unprivileged people who lose their lives or livelihood and are branded under “collateral damage”. If the people halted in Sri Lanka belonged to the country's national team, it still would not have been that concerning keeping in mind the fact that they are well paid and can afford additional expenditures, but our hearts go out to the these athletes who have been stranded on their own in a foreign land, without any information of what is going on in their nation where they have family.
  23. 'Gully Boy'opened to rave reviews and immense appreciation, both at the box office and by the audience. While it was already expected that Zoya Akhtar'storytellingng will kill it with the brilliance of Alia and Ranveer mixed together, what really stood out as a brilliant surprise was the character of MC Sher, played by actor Siddhant Chaturvedi. View this post on Instagram Polished over time, some words. Rusted over dreams, some feelings. . #SundaySymphony . Picture by @abheetgidwani Styled by @mrsheetalsharma Hair by @shifstershetty @bbluntindia Makeup by @mehakoberoi A post shared by Siddhant Chaturvedi (@siddhantchaturvedi) on Mar 2, 2019 at 11:56pm PST The actor bowled everyone over with his strong performance and people are already betting their hearts on him. However, like most successful stories, Siddhant had his own share of blows and lows to reach where he is right now. He shared his story of how acting happened and what all he traded on his way up to reach this juncture with 'Humans Of Bombay'. View this post on Instagram “My father has always been fond of Cinema, so he'd take me to watch movies every Friday & my love affair with Cinema began. My dad would play Salman songs on tape & I'd dance! I even had Shahrukh's 'COOL' necklace! I was always inclined towards art-the first poem I wrote was for a girl in 9th grade. She turned me down, but I continued writing, not knowing where it'd lead. Still, my primary career option was to become a CA, like my father! So I studied, never once thinking about acting. That seed was planted when in college, I got into the drama team. I realised I loved it! But I had to leave it to focus on my CA exams. Between college & my classes–I barely slept! But I knew I had to finish my education– I was doing it for the heck of it, but once I started, I needed to reach that finish line. So I cleared my exams, just 15 marks away from the rank! If you ask me, what my biggest achievement is–it's not acting. I knew I'd achieve that, but it's passing my exams, because that's something I never wanted to do. Later, before my finals, I asked my dad for time to focus on acting. I'd go with my friends to auditions. In my first audition, they told me to 'learn how to look at the camera first & then come back.' But through it all, my dad was my true MC Sher. He said, 'be patient & don't undersell yourself ever, to always chase my dreams & he'll give me food & a roof so that I could do what I wanted. He gave me the freedom to decide & dream. So after 4 years of struggle, with more auditions & more rejections, Inside Edge happened. Because the makers had a vision which my talent fit into! After which– I met Zoya Akhtar at the success party & danced with her on Gallan Goodiyan. As fate would have it, she asked me to audition for Gully Boy, for the role that changed my life. After the release, I received a letter from Mr. Amitabh Bachchan himself & when I handed that over to my father, the biggest Bachchan fan, it was the best moment of my life. His face said it all. Plus I can never get tired of already being remembered for Sher–I can now truly roar, 'भाठभाठभाठà¤à¤¯à¤¾ शà¥à¤° à¤à¤¯à¤¾ शà¥à¤°'!” A post shared by Humans of Bombay (@officialhumansofbombay) on Mar 2, 2019 at 5:12am PST The post reads as follows: “My father has always been fond of Cinema, so he'd take me to watch movies every Friday & my love affair with Cinema began. My dad would play Salman songs on tape & I'd dance! I even had Shahrukh's 'COOL' necklace! I was always inclined towards art-the first poem I wrote was for a girl in 9th grade. She turned me down, but I continued writing, not knowing where it'd lead. Still, my primary career option was to become a CA, like my father! So I studied, never once thinking about acting. That seed was planted when in college, I got into the drama team. I realised I loved it! But I had to leave it to focus on my CA exams. Between college & my classes–I barely slept! But I knew I had to finish my education– I was doing it for the heck of it, but once I started, I needed to reach that finish line. So I cleared my exams, just 15 marks away from the rank! If you ask me, what my biggest achievement is–it's not acting. I knew I'd achieve that, but it's passing my exams, because that's something I never wanted to do. Later, before my finals, I asked my dad for time to focus on acting. I'd go with my friends to auditions. In my first audition, they told me to 'learn how to look at the camera first & then come back.' But through it all, my dad was my true MC Sher. He said, 'be patient & don't undersell yourself ever, to always chase my dreams & he'll give me food & a roof so that I could do what I wanted. He gave me the freedom to decide & dream. So after 4 years of struggle, with more auditions & more rejections, Inside Edge happened. Because the makers had a vision which my talent fit into! After which– I met Zoya Akhtar at the success party & danced with her on Gallan Goodiyan. As fate would have it, she asked me to audition for Gully Boy, for the role that changed my life. After the release, I received a letter from Mr. Amitabh Bachchan himself & when I handed that over to my father, the biggest Bachchan fan, it was the best moment of my life. His face said it all. Plus I can never get tired of already being remembered for Sher–I can now truly roar, 'भाठभाठभाठà¤à¤¯à¤¾ शà¥à¤° à¤à¤¯à¤¾ शà¥à¤°'!” View this post on Instagram @amitabhbachchan सादर पà¥à¤°à¤£à¤¾à¤®, à¤à¤ªà¤à¤¾ à¤à¤ªà¤¹à¤¾à¤° à¤à¤° à¤à¤¶à¥à¤°à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¦ मिला à¤à¥ मà¥à¤°à¥ लिठà¤à¤à¤²à¥à¤ªà¤¨à¥à¤¯ हà¥à¥¤ à¤à¤¸ à¤à¤¼à¥à¤¶à¥ à¤à¥ वà¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤à¥à¤¯à¤¾ मà¥à¤ शबà¥à¤¦à¥à¤ मà¥à¤ नहà¥à¤ à¤à¤° सà¤à¤¤à¤¾à¥¤ यॠमà¥à¤°à¥ लिठसà¥à¤­à¤¾à¤à¥à¤¯ à¤à¤° à¤à¤°à¥à¤µ à¤à¤¾ पल हà¥, à¤à¤° à¤à¤¬ बस à¤à¤ªà¤à¥ à¤à¤°à¤£ सà¥à¤ªà¤°à¥à¤¶ à¤à¥ à¤à¤¾à¤®à¤¨à¤¾ à¤à¤°à¤¤à¤¾ हà¥à¤à¥¤ A post shared by Siddhant Chaturvedi (@siddhantchaturvedi) on Feb 22, 2019 at 9:36pm PST From his first poem, to being inspired from the real MC Sher of his life, his father, to finally getting the due recognition and validation from none other than Big B himself, Siddhant is truly the roaring 'sher' of Bollywood right now!
  24. Since we live in more tolerant times where relationships are concerned (or so I'd like to believe), a lot of people are choosing to make peace with their past. That's mostly because the world is shrinking and social media's unprecedented outpour of information really never lets you forget things. So, in order to keep your mind more sane and calm, it's only relevant to make peace with your past and by past, I mean your 'ex'. © Pintrest Most of you would want to loosen up the knotted ties between you and your ex and the reasons could be many. You could either want to shed away all the malice you hold for one another, or you still want them in your life because inherently they are good people or you still may have feelings for them, in which case, it's better to let go than figure out ways of having them in your life. But if the first two reasons are keeping your thoroughly confused then we have ways to make sure you have a healthy relationship with an ex. Here are 5 ways to keep in mind if you're looking at refreshing ties with an ex: (1) Are They In The Same Place As You? Yes, I know this is an obvious point to ponder over, but we seldom think what the other person wants in order to satiate what we want. So, the first step is to ensure your ex wants to be friends too. Because if she doesn't, then you really can't force free will can you? You can just wish them luck and hope they're happy. © Pintrest (2) Can You Trust Them Again? If you guys ended on bad terms then you have to think about how you want to go about this. If she did something to break your trust, can you accommodate trust in your equation, again? Of course, it wouldn't be in the same capacity as before, because you're not trying to get back together, you're trying to be in a good space as friends. So, if you trust your ex enough to not engage in any negativity or turn around and start a fight, then you should go ahead with it. © Twitter (3) Do Either Of You Have Feelings For Each Other? This one's a tricky one only because you may think you're over her, but you're really not and that can be a bit blurry while you're making a decision to keep in touch with her. Maybe sit down and give it a thought about your feelings for her. If you think they haven't changed since you started seeing her then maybe give it some time. © Pintrest (4) Do You Hold A Grudge? You can hold a grudge against your ex for a number of things, that is why she's your ex, to begin with! But if the grudge is minor and not too vicious then perhaps you can work on letting it go, if you think friendship with her is absolutely worth it. If it's a major grudge and cannot be reversed, then there isn't a point in looking out for any association, because you'll never be able to let the grudge really go. © Eros International (5) Have You Had Enough Time Apart? It's practically impossible to extend an arm of friendship when you've just broken up. Ideally, it takes about more than half the time you've spent with your ex, to maybe be friends with them, after you two break up. If you've never been friends before then it's a tad tough and only time apart can make that possible. So, take some time away from each other. If the break up is mutual and amicable, then definitely take time away and start a new association as friends. If it wasn't an amicable break-up, maybe take a lot more time away, get rid of the negativity you hold against them and try again. © Pintrest Break-ups are fairly hard but if two people are ready and willing for a resolution and want to take the dynamic from a negative to a positive by starting a brand new friendship, there are ways you can work things around and move away from the bad things that have happened and be good friends with your ex.
  25. February seems like a dreaded month. The month of love. Dreaded, if you have no one to share it with, and the most fabulous one if you are in love. Being single is never a piece of cake, is it? Especially around Valentine's Day which seems to be growing grander, as if on steroids, with each passing year. via GIPHY Somehow, with each year that goes by, the definition of being single is changing and evolving. It is no longer that sequestered thing, a fact to be hidden away, a status to shy away from, a shameful condition. But is it as good as it looks? We are in the 21st century, the world is constantly altering, yet people still seem to have a terrible problem with someone who is single. via GIPHY If we look closely, being single in 2019 is better than doing so in say 2009, but the stigma attached to it is still a long way from being completely eliminated. According to popular perception, being in a relationship has always been the celebrated goal of one's life. © Fox Searchlight Pictures In today's whirlwind world fueled by social media, the relationships that people have seem to be just for the sake of Instagram and Facebook. It doesn't matter how much love there is, the more important factor is the number of likes and comments it gets. Apparently, in today's era, the number of likes decides your compatibility and the length of your relationship. Being in a relationship has become a fad, a status symbol, something to be flaunted or people won't believe you. It is a world where you put up a mushy, cheesy, romantic message for your current S.O. which garners a lot of social media validation and then changes once the relationship comes to an end; either the message gets erased or the name of the person in it changes. via GIPHY Has the meaning of love changed in 2019? Look around you. People hook up and break up in an instant, their relationships change more frequently than Katy Perry's hair colour. Relationships today seem to have lost their meaning; we flit from one to another like a bee collecting honey. Maybe, we just don't want to be alone. via GIPHY Today, two people know that there's a certain expiry date to the relationship. Everything does. It is a deal; you get someone to hang around with for a few days and they do the same. No matter how short or bad it might be, we are jumping from one relationship to another. Just for the sake of it. But aren't we selling ourselves short? It feels realistic to start a romance knowing that nothing lasts forever but not giving ourselves the benefit of the doubt is what is making us unhappier. © Focus Features Why can't we let ourselves be? Maybe breathe a bit before launching ourselves into a new relationship just for the sake of it. Are we really that lonely that we need constant attention from others or someone to give us a sense of approval all the time? The constant pressure to be seen with someone, to seek love from someone is enveloping our lives; when was the last time you had a conversation with yourself? via GIPHY Yes, I get it, it is one's own life, we can live it any way we want but shouldn't we stop and ponder a bit on whether that is how we are living it or is it the way someone else wants us to live it? A “Couple” Thoughts! “How are you still single?” Heard it somewhere, haven't you? © Pinterest Being single is a choice. It is as simple as that. By your own choice. © Universal Pictures Chances are that if you have been single for a long time, you must have heard whispers all around you; mellow ones which hush when you appear, louder ones which are blatant and acerbic and are mostly from people you know. Sometimes, the people closest to you can hurt you; your relatives with their constant hankering and hounding about your personal life, that best friend who unintentionally judges you, or that friend who changed once they got into a relationship. You must have observed it in your friends. Once a person begins to lead a “couple” life, their opinion about single people completely changes. We all know “that couple” who believes that marriage and kids put them on a pedestal; a higher one than people who are not engaged with someone. via GIPHY There are all sorts of people out there. Over the years, I have come across a lot of people and I, being the organizer that I am, have categorized the couples into three groups: 1. The Power Couple: I have a lot of friends who are in a relationship; some slyly let that fact rub into other people's faces. via GIPHY If one is happy being a couple, it's fantastic but it is hardly veracious for anyone to force one's happiness on other people who are not as fortunate as they believe they are. These “power couples” constantly crop up in your social networking feed with their numerous (way too many posts than normal) mushy romantic photos and articulate posts or just can't seem to keep their hands off each other in someone else's presence as well. My advice: a) Get a room; b) tell me the name of your Internet service provider ( because posting cutesy stuff from remote areas is a feat in itself) Love, like air, is a feeling; not seen or heard but felt with the heart. 2. The No-Nonsense Couple: Just like everything else, people also come in good and bad. I know a lot of couples who are the best people I have ever met. Unlike the prior set, they do not judge you for not having a significant other and are not coercing other single people to get married or rush into a relationship just for the sake of it. The goodness of their hearts doesn't need the constant validation of other people or social media. Nor does their love. via GIPHY 3. The Do-Gooder Couple: Which brings me to those couples who think it to be their personal Hercules' Labor to find someone for their single friend. They keep on telling you how fabulous and marvellous it is to be in a relationship; to be able to share your life with someone you love. via GIPHY Guess what? We'll figure it out. Whether one needs to be in a relationship or not is a decision only one can make, so thank you for all the help and all your good intentions but we would love it if you channelled your goodwill somewhere where it is actually needed like saving the rain-forests or conserving water. :P This patronizing just makes you annoying. If these couples did this out of the fondness for a single person, it wouldn't be a problem, but they do it to feel good about themselves. The Present Dear Single People, When was the last time you received a present from someone? Just like that, out of the blue. Still thinking, right? Other than your birthday, a person who is single never gets any presents or gifts. What about the money you spend on the gifts for other people: on someone's bridal shower, bachelor party, birthday, wedding, engagement, the list goes on? What does a person who is single get from other people? Quick math. Just do a round-up of the gifts you have bought for a friend; a friend who you won't meet often or one who won't return the gesture by being gracious enough to apologize for a mistake. Surprised? via GIPHY We all spend a lot of money just to be cordial and be in tune with the societal norms. We don't get a gift for celebrating all the right choices we have made, do we? No one gives you a present for being a good friend or a wise advisor or not falling for the wrong person. (And you shouldn't expect it as well.) I know, calculating the amount of money you spent on gifts is an abomination. Ah, so materialistic! No one asks you to pay a certain amount for giving away presents but still, gifting being the social convention, we adhere to it. And to be completely honest, who doesn't like receiving presents? But isn't it being pragmatic, to see how much you have spent on a person and will that person return the favour? We all do this, don't we? We gift people things but hardly ever do we estimate the cost of the gift. I do not say that we need to give over-the-top gifts to everyone, but we should factor in the relationship we have with the person. It may sound wrong, but in the long run, it helps. Why be disheartened by giving a person something of value and get nothing in return? Would you give away a part of your body to someone for free? Judge-y Judgerson! For a society which takes years together to give out a fair verdict on cases, we don't take more than a jiffy to judge someone and the choices they make. We all judge other people, all the time. I do, you do, we all do. It is human nature. The people who say that they don't judge anyone are lying (because they judge you for judging someone else :P). People will judge you no matter what you do. Single? Judging you! via GIPHY Committed? Judging you! via GIPHY Married? Judging you! via GIPHY Marriage or getting into a relationship doesn't mean getting tied down. It just means that you have found another person whom you have chosen, who understands you and respects you for the fact that you are your own person. Just like being single, having kids; getting married; being in a relationship are individual choices. None of it makes you better if you choose to do one of these. Yes, demeaning someone because of the choices they have made does make you an atrocious human being. via GIPHY Being single is completely normal. It doesn't make you desperate, nor does it make you a loser. It is just you, being you. It means you are comfortable with who you are, you do not need another person for it. The people who judge you for taking time and trying to find someone who will understand you are the ones who are driving on the wrong side of the road. Why should we have to explain and defend ourselves for not being a relationship? Single And Fabulous! I believe a fortunate few are meant to be single because they are enough for themselves. Single, after all, is just a term; a word. It depends on you how to view it: crying behind closed doors because of it or indulging yourself with happiness just because you can. via GIPHY It's surprising that the society makes you think that being single is an appalling thing, popular culture doesn't do justice to the thrill of getting to know yourself and working on yourself. Apparently, according to them, single people can only be two things: sad or desperate. © Focus Features Hardly ever are there any fictional characters which are shown to be single and content with it. Romance is mandatory. Why? Because that is what brings in the audience. © New Line Cinema The freedom which being single gives is hardly comparable to other experiences. You can sleep as long as you want, have as many crushes you want, eat what you want without guilt, and you are not answerable to anyone for the choices you make. via GIPHY What is wrong with being single? The Sun does not need anyone else to shine. The biggest challenges in your life are faced by one person; you. Celebrate who you are. No one will be around for you forever, except you. © 20th Century Fox Television We need to break the stigma of self-love. Why should someone be judged for loving themselves more than another person? Don't we have better things to look out for? via GIPHY Maybe, you will find a person who completes you later in life, but for the time being, enjoy your own company, because only we can know ourselves the best. No one is asking you to be a hermit; know yourself better before letting someone else into your life. Don't let other factors bully you into feeling guilty for being single. © Focus Features Everything takes time; breathe. The best thing about being single? No one to judge you as you proceed to eat that tub of ice-cream, chocolate sauce all slathered across your face as you watch your favorite show on Netflix. :P via GIPHY Do not fall prey to the social convention or someone else's judgement. Elizabeth Bennet did not, nor did Sheldon Cooper. And who needs another person, as long as you have got pizza. Just saying. via GIPHY P.S.: Will most certainly be judged for writing this! :P
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