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  1. Dating for most can be filled with pitfalls and perils. In the shadow of the #MeToo movement, it seems that men in the metropolitans are more on edge than ever before. Honestly, that might not be such a bad thing though, as we are in desperate need of reorganizing the man code and this part of a larger discussion, is best left for another time. This is, however, also causing a bit of a stir in the dating scene leading to many heartbreaks and disappointments. © Pinterest We're going to look at some of these challenges and discuss how best to handle these setbacks: There's Always Someone Scoping I am kind of glad I didn't grow up in the social media world. Snapchat and Instagram have made traditional confidentiality a thing of the past, as there are always other people spying, scouting and DMing their way into people's inboxes. Everyone gets DMed by someone looking for a quick chat, or some funny cute comment and it's mostly from the 'Thirsty' community. You shouldn't overlook the power of boredom either, I have come across a fair few adulterers in my recent travels across the country. Apparently, it's quite normal for housewives with unloving husbands to be involved with other men. I'm all for a progressive society, just be sure you know what you want and be weary of temptations and the slimy infiltrators as well. © Pinterest The Competition Is Relentless The competition may be relentless, but there's always someone else waiting in the wings. This is as true for dating as it is for anything else. As with the previous point, there are temptations all around, this means that there is always the hope of meeting someone better. The same is true for the women as well, guys are throwing themselves at women left right and centre in hopes that something will happen. Be it the timing, the moments, the drinks, the irrational in the moment decision… anything to close the deal. On repeat, such a cycle bodes for a disaster in any relationship. The simple solution to this one is to talk to your partner. Be honest about your feelings and if they are not being reciprocated then simply re-evaluate your own expectations or walk away from such a relationship. Either way, life is too short to be miserable and emotionally wanting at all times. © Pinterest Feelings And Real Connections Without wanting to be sappy, it does seem that many have devalued the importance of genuine connections. Words like sacrifice, honor and love have become mere throwaway words along with the likes of please and thanks. The meme culture would have most youths believe that feelings are a bad thing and that no one wants to “catch feelings”. It is especially true for young men, who seem to think having feelings is 'uncool' and the only cool thing is to not give a f***. But who am I to argue with the angry young man? With myself donning that mask numerous times a day (even now). Lately though, I realize the more I genuinely begin to care about stuff, the stronger it makes me. Makes me want to be better, do better and provide better for my kin. Care about things, care about friendships and loved ones and parents. © Pinterest To summarize, don't be complacent, don't be a d**k and mostly though, just be real. Be as real as you can without making it too uncomfortable for anyone. That way, you can at least always walk with your head held high.
  2. The price slab of Rs 15,000 to 20,000 is among the most competitive right now, and thanks to rapid advancements in technology, a lot of high-end features are now available at a cheaper price. This range also gives you a high value since it isn't very costly, but will give you an edge for at least a year. Thanks to increasing focus on software, these phones can even get you through two years of smooth usage in most cases. Here are our top recommendations in the sub-20,000 price segment! 1. Redmi Note 6 Pro (Rs 15,999) © YouTube The Redmi Note 6 Pro and its predecessor have been selling like hot cakes in the country and the Redmi Note 7 is just around the corner. This doesn't mean the phone has lost its charm though. It has a perfect balance in all segments and is pretty much a winner. Sporting a 6.26-inch display, it is powered by a Snapdragon 635 processor. For multitasking, the top variant comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage along with expandable option. The battery is rated at 4000mAh and is more than sufficient to get you through a couple of days on moderate usage. The rear has a 12+5-megapixel setup and can capture significantly good pictures in both, daytime as well as low-light conditions. It runs on MIUI and has tonnes of added features and customization options. 2. Nokia 7.1 (Rs 18,990) © YouTube The recently launched Nokia 7.1 is a solid offering if you're looking for stock Android experience. All Nokia branded phones are a part of Google's Android One initiative, ensuring software and security updates on time. The stock experience also ensures smooth performance over an extended period of time. The phone has a 5.84-inch display and is powered by a slightly underwhelming Snapdragon 636 processor. But, thanks to near-perfect optimization, you'll barely see any lags or stuttering. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage in the base variant and is backed by a modest 3060mAh battery. The rear has a 12+5-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. 3. Honor 10 Lite (Rs 17,999) © Twitter / Sandeep Sharma This was the first phone to be launched in India this year and Honor is back with its premium glass design in the budget segment. The glass build also adds a slight colour gradient, which is unmatchable in this segment. The phone also has a smaller water-drop style notch for a better screen-to-body ratio. On the front is a 6.2-inch display and the phone is powered by a Kirin 710 chipset. It comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage in the top variant and has support for expandable storage. The rear has a 13+2-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 24-megapixel selfie shooter. These internals are backed by a 3400mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging. 4. Vivo V9 Pro (Rs 16,990) © YouTube The Vivo V9 Pro is a close sibling of the V11 series and in fact has a similar design. The front has a wide notch and the back sports a fingerprint scanner for quick authentication. Just like all other Vivo phones, it ships with Funtouch OS out of the box. It has a 6.3-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor. The base variant gets 4GB RAM along with 64GB internal storage and expandable storage option. The rear has a 13+2-megapixel camera with support for portrait shots and AI beauty enhancements. The front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter and the phone is backed by a 3260mAh battery. 5. Honor Play (Rs 16,999) © YouTube The Honor Play is technically India's first gaming phone and is among the cheapest. It is powered by Huawei's high-end Kirin 970 processor, along with 4GB RAM in the base variant. The phone also gets Honor's GPU Turbo technology, that systematically overclocks the processor and optimizes performance for the best output. The design is basic and the brand has put in more efforts on the inside. The rear has a 16+2-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3750mAh battery that supports 18W quick charging.
  3. Yesterday, on February 14, the nation was painted red with blood as more than 40 CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel were martyred in one of the worst terrorist attacks ever, in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The death toll is on a constant rise as the injured soldiers continue battling for life. © AP From Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood celebrities to commoners; the nation is mourning the death of these bravehearts. The families of martyrs have sunk in deep shock and no amount of words can ever console those hearts that are weeping for their loved ones, who were killed in Pulwama. Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2019 However, no matter how tough the times have been, people from across the country have always stood in solidarity with each other and this time too, they are paying their tributes to the martyrs by coming forward to provide financial help to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives. In 2017, actor Akshay Kumar along with the Central Government launched 'Bharat Ke Veer', an initiative to pay homage to the bravehearts who lost their lives in the line of duty. In this initiative, one can help the families financially, by donating either using the app or the website bharatkeveer.gov.in. © YouTube Apart from 'Bharat Ke Veer', the organisation 'Milaap' has also started a fundraiser to help the families affected by the terror attack. Actor Kunal Kapoor too posted on social media about his campaign 'Ketto', urging people to come forward and support the martyrs' kin. My heartfelt appeal to people, to come forward & support @ketto for their campaign to rehabilitate the families of @crpfindia martyrs. India, lets stand up for those who gave their lives for our safety. Jai Hind ð®ð³ — kunal kapoor (@kapoorkkunal) February 15, 2019 You too can contribute to these fundraisers and prove that nothing can break the nation's spirit in these dark times.
  4. After a long week at work, we want nothing more than to just go out for drinks with our friends at the local watering hole. With the dress code leaning more towards casual each day, there still remains a fine line between workwear and everyday clothing. With that said, who says you can't switch things up on the weekend? Your workwear can be styled up into kickass weekend looks that will take your dress sense to the next level. Any savvy dresser knows that utilizing every piece in your wardrobe is essential. Mixing things up by combining your office and casual wear can save you the cost of twice as many outfits that you might need. Here are 4 ways to rock work clothes on the weekend and save a few bucks and up the ante on your style game: 1. Shirt © Instagram @kartikaaryan Being off the clock doesn't apply to your clothes. Especially shirts. There's nothing like loosening the tie and rolling up your sleeves at the end of a long week. Save up some work for your shirts, though. Use a shirt as a layering piece with a jumper on top and roll the sleeves. Another way could be to wear your shirt over a graphic tee shirt or underneath a denim jacket for the ultimate boy next door look. A checkered shirt can also double up as an accessory as you can tie it on your waist to add some edge to certain looks. 2. Suit Jacket © Instagram @the.vainglorious While suits usually mean business, styling them right can make them date night ready too. Swap your formal shirt with a graphic tee and use your suit jacket as a day or night appropriate look. You can also go for a hoodie or a turtle neck underneath your jacket with ankle length pants or jeans for a smart-casual look. Opt for Chelsea boots or sneakers for a great impression. 3. Tie © Pinterest While loosening up your tie is synonymous with getting off work, there are a few ways you can use a tie to amplify your style game after hours too. First of all, just use solid coloured ties and nothing in silk or printed style. A well-knotted tie with a basic white shirt, charcoal jeans and a black leather jacket make for an edgy but understated look. If you're feeling adventurous, go for a pair of combat boots to complete your grunge-casual look. A tie is the one accessory that can instantly make you look sophisticated. 4. Trousers © Instagram @vickykaushal09 As soon as the clock hits 6 pm on a Friday evening, we're pretty sure your formal trousers don't see the light of day until Monday. This shouldn't be the case, as your formal trousers or chinos can double up as great statement makers for a night out as well. Just sport your trousers with a denim or a bomber jacket and a jumper or a tee underneath, slip on some sneakers and you're sorted for the night. These are just a few examples of how you can use your officewear for other occasions. Just keep in mind that if you're off the clock on the weekend, your clothing doesn't have to be.
  5. Love may be the most powerful feeling known to mankind, but more than anything else, love is a celebration. A celebration of the life we love and are grateful for. A celebration of loving ourselves for who we are, and how far we have come when it comes to living our dreams. And if we are lucky enough, a celebration of finding the person who seems to make life so much more better by simply being in it. So, to love is to basically celebrate the joy and happiness we find with someone else that we didn't even know existed! They just happen to walk into our life one fine day, and bam, nothing remains the same anymore. © Keshav Suri Love is like that added sprinkle of pepper and oregano on the pizza, it is so extra but makes the experience all the more enjoyable. Much like the added sprinkle of squabbles, random fits of laughter and dizzying rush of affection, being in love brings into our life. Keshav and Cyril's heady relationship has been nothing less than a similar celebration. It's full of spice and sprinkled with moments of unceasing fun and laughter, which makes Keshav extremely grateful for the best ten years of his life that he got to share with his French husband Cyril Feuillebois. © Keshav Suri And since love follows no single language or religion, learning about this union between Keshav and Cyril has been a wonderful experience. Lalit Hotels scion Keshav Suri is more than just that, he is a son, a brother and a loving husband apart from being a champion for the LGBTQ community, since his writ in the Supreme Court against Section 377 changed the future for an entire community. This is his story and we are more than proud to share it with you. Chance may have led them to their first meeting, but Keshav remembers it like it was yesterday. Keshav recalls the first time he met Cyril and says, “I distinctly remember it was the summer of 2008 – June, when Cyril and I met for the first time at a party at the 24/7 Bar at The Lalit New Delhi, and both of us felt a connect.” © Keshav Suri Though Keshav and Cyril instantly hit it off at the party, they couldn't spend more time with each other since immediately after their first meeting, Cyril went to Goa. Reminiscing about that time, Keshav says, “though it was June, I followed him. One day, Cyril hired a Vespa and asked me to join him for a ride. I was apprehensive but, our eyes met and I could easily trust him. It was there, in Goa, where we realised, this was meant to be, that we shared something special.” Yet, of the many memories that the couple has made together, for Keshav, the day he and Cyril exchanged their vows and promised to be with each other, surrounded by their family and friends, remains his most precious and favourite memory. © Keshav Suri In Keshav's own words, here's how the day looked like, “one of the most memorable experiences of my life was walking down the aisle during our recent Goa celebrations. My Sister Shradha played dhol, while other sisters – Divya and Deeksha and Cyril's sister-in-law, Jennifer walked us to the aisle.” He also points out that the women in the couple's life have come as angels in disguise. “The women in our family are amazing! Both nature and professionals were in sync to make it picture perfect. Our mothers officiated the ceremony. At sunset, we exchanged vows and garlands in front of a transgender high priestess. The exchange of rings and sunset were perfectly timed. Everyone was teary-eyed during our vows, even we were very emotional”, shares Keshav. © Keshav Suri In the years that Keshav and Cyril have been together, there have been many moments which stood out, many landmark moments they achieved as a couple. Yet, when asked about their biggest milestone, Keshav would give you this heartfelt response, “my writ in the Supreme Court of India to revoke Section 377 and the journey of it reading down has been a huge milestone for us and the country. It would not have happened without my partner and my family's support. And our marriage recently in Paris and celebrations in Goa, which I am sure is a milestone in every relation. I truly value what we share and am glad to have taken the plunge.” © Keshav Suri That almost sounds as much as an ardent love confession, as it was a highlight the couple had the joy of sharing together. But obviously, there is a lot more than just memories that Keshav and Cyril have shared together in the time they have been together. And trust us when we say it, it has been the perfect blend of love and spice. Keshav admits the same himself, “Life together has been a rollercoaster ride, with much fun, laughter and some lifetime experiences. We've travelled around the world together and ticked off life goals. I've always felt at home with him. We have 3 children together – our dogs – Pacco Westwood, Edith Jagger, Maggie Dench and working hard to see them through college.” © Keshav Suri And regardless of the rollercoaster ride that life has been ever since the couple got together, Keshav cannot stop gushing about the love of his love for the kind of person he is, and what Cyril adds to his life. Talking about how proud he is of his husband, Keshav tells us, “Cyril is an extremely private and a creative person. Despite that, he stood by my decision to file a writ, which meant our lives will be in the public eye. The fact that he just lets me be, and is not at all judgmental and nothing anyone says or does shocks him. I am proud of his courage and his love for our country – India. © Keshav Suri But, of course, we also had to be cliched and ask Keshav what love and his relationship with Cyril has taught him, on the occasion of Valentine's Day, and Keshav, being a sport said, “this relation has filled my life with laughter. Even after ten years of being together, we have the ability to make each laugh. It has taught me to be happy and spread love, warmth, positivity and happiness.” © Keshav Suri Valentine's Day may or may not mean something to you personally, but it becomes especially hard to be immune to all the love and warmth that's in the air and in people's hearts today. We hope that whether you're single or in love, the stories in '14 Days of Love' inspire you to love and spread the love all through the year.
  6. Valentine's Day is overrated. Every year, one rotten day, couples get to vomit all the cheese they produce in their respective relationships in the entire year on Instagram. Some of the the captions are beyond annoying. Did we mention the creepy hearts that flood the streets and the markets as they monetize this pathetic holiday? Pink and red become the most annoying colours. And what's with the gooey Whatsapp messages on family groups? it's like an epidemic spreading and consuming everything and everyone that comes in twos. If you're single this year, you're probably immune to this horrible disease of wasting away your money on hearts and chocolates. Good for you. And we appreciate you for that, which is why we have ideas for 14 of February to save you from all the exasperation of seeing all these couples. Here are some non-romantic ideas for Valentine's Day that you can enjoy with you and yourself: 1. Get Yourself A Comfy Night Suit © Instagram If you're going to stay at home and chill on Netflix, might as well get yourself a fresh pair of night suit set that makes you feel nice about yourself and also feels nice on the skin. You could indulge in solids or get a quirky pattern like avocados all over, or a Marvel/DC-themed set. 2. A New Pair Underwear & Quirky Socks To Match With It © HM If you're not big on staying in and would rather go hook up with someone because who even catches feelings #gross. A new pair of quirky underwear and socks are a great idea to turn around a dull evening. 3. Face Sheet Masks & Grooming Products © Instagram You could also get yourself Korean grooming products like a face sheet mask which locks in the moisture and hydrates your skin. Or a glowy mask, take a cue from celebrities like Ansel Elgort, John Mayer, at least you'll come out a man with skin that girls get jealous of. 4. Get A New Look © Instagram A great makeover is a great way to spend tomorrow. Go to a salon and get a new hairstyle that suits you. You'll surprise yourself with the power of a great haircut that will certainly turn heads around.
  7. Football, as a game, has seen many players win matches single-handedly. The top two players in the world, none other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have done just that thousands of times. But with their days on top of the world now numbered, who could be the one to replace them? The young star who's been the most talked about in terms of replacing either of the two stars, is not interested in taking their place right now, instead, he wants to make a name for himself and head to the top. Already winning the World Cup as a teenager, the young prodigy, Kylian Mbappe has had a great impact in the football world. The Frenchman has also achieved a bunch of the other most prestigious awards in the footballing world till date. Be it the FIFA Young Player of the Year trophy or the 2018 French Footballer of the Year accolade, Mbappe's resume looks rather impressive for his age. © Reuters But another big test awaits the 20-year-old as his club, Paris Saint-Germain takes on a resurgent Manchester United, in their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 fixture on Tuesday night. Ahead of the match the complete forward line up of PSG, barring Mbappe, has been ruled out for both the legs due to injuries. While Neymar was already suffering from a broken metatarsal, the match against Bordeaux last weekend sent Edinson Cavani, to the treatment room, pushing Thomas Tuchel (PSG Manager) in a tight corner before the Man Utd clash. © Reuters In this crisis, PSG fans expect the young marvel Mbappe to raise his hand and take the burden on himself. Tuchel, in a recent interview, clarified his position regarding Mbappe's leadership in a pre-match press conference as he said: “We can't just place all of the burden and pressure on him, Kylian has his own qualities, it is not really his job to replace Cavani and Neymar. He can't do all three things at the same time. He can't be himself and do the other two. He has to be free to play his game, to play with confidence.” "I want us to be capable to help him to find the right support. Provide him with good passes and in my opinion, he needs to play with a good mindset. He needs to be positive and realise that it is part of his development. It is the kind of moments you really are able to develop as a player," he added. © Reuters The absence of the bigger names could somewhere force Tuchel to change the formation from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1, in which he could play Mbappe in the front with Angel Di Maria and Dani Alves on left attacking midfielder and right attacking Midfielder respectively. With Alves and Thilo Kehrer being the two right backs, he can surely push Alves in Mbappe's support. With Draxler in the middle and Di Maria and Alves on either side, it could definitely prove to be of some help for the centre-forward star. With that said, Mbappe has never really been in this sort of a situation earlier, especially in a game of this magnitude. Even with the national team, the depth of talent in the French squad has also ensured a solid company for the young forward. © Reuters When the draw for the last 16 was made, PSG was widely viewed as the favourites to progress with United labouring in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho. However, the caretaker boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer whipped his magic wand and transformed the fortunes at Old Trafford for the better. They have been undefeated for 11 consecutive matches since the Norwegian's arrival. Former Premier League star Charlie Nicholas predicts a 2-2 draw tonight. “When this draw came out, I gave Manchester United no hope - but now, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, I think it could go either way.” Nicholas expressed to SkyBet. “The absences of Neymar and Edinson Cavani are a huge blow for PSG and a boost for United. Cavani would have caused them a ton of problems.” Another football Pundit, Steve Nicol favours Manchester United for winning the game 2-1 in his recent interview to ESPN. So we definitely know in which directions the odds are headed. © Reuters Despite all the drama in the buildup, what is certain is that we can hope for an action-packed 90 minutes tonight. All eyes will be on Mbappe, and for inspiration, he has to look only as far as the interim manager in the other dugout.
  8. Ever since the revolution of computer games, it has been an expensive activity or hobby to maintain. Whether you play on the PC or consoles, buying a proper machine and then games have always been pretty expensive. Now, we're witnessing a major revolution in the world of gaming with the addition of mobile phones as a platform. Sure, mobile games have existed for almost decades, but the industry is progressing to a whole new level. Thanks to the improvement in mobile OS architecture and hardware, a tiny mobile phone is capable of playing a 2GB Battle Royale game. PUBG, Fortnite, Asphalt etc. are just starting points and we're already seeing massive new titles coming soon. If you're looking for a new phone for gaming, we've compiled a list of top phones for gaming, available in India: 1. OnePlus 6T © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla This is pretty much a perfect Android offering, thanks to best-in-class hardware and well-polished software experience. The phone comes shipped with OxygenOS and is among the most stable skins out there. You won't have to cut corners anywhere with this device, thanks to its well-balanced spec sheet. The phone has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner for authentication. The body is built from premium metal and houses a Snapdragon 845 processor, along with 6GB RAM in the base variant. The rear has a 16+20-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 16-megapixel lens for selfies. It also comes with a Gaming Mode that basically mutes all notifications to provide a distraction-free experience. 2. POCO F1 © MensXP / Shivam Vahia It's a flagship-grade phone that comes with an extremely lower price tag. The POCO F1 was built for performance, and the brand has constantly focused on making it faster. Housing a Snapdragon 845 processor, it also comes with a liquid cooling chamber for enhanced performance over longer durations. The front has a 6.2-inch LCD display, with a wide notch on the top. The rear has a 12+5-megapixel dual camera setup and is capable of clicking surprisingly good low-light pictures. The front has a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 4000mAh battery and the phone ships with POCO Launcher by default. 3. Honor View 20 © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla The phone was launched just a few weeks back in India and has managed to come with its own unique set of 2019ish features. The build quality is exceedingly premium and the front has a punch-hole camera, delivering better screen-to-body ratio. The phone comes with Honor's GPU Turbo mode that optimizes the phone's performance when gaming. Powering the View 20 is the latest Kirin 980 processor, coupled along with 6GB RAM in the base variant. The rear has a massive 48-megapixel sensor along with a Time of Flight sensor that helps in 3D modelling and interactive gameplay. The front has a 25-megapixel selfie shooter and these internals are backed by a 4000mAh battery. 4. Nokia 8.1 © BCCL This is the only phone on this list to ship with stock Android and is part of Google's Android One program, ensuring timely updates. It continues the legacy of Nokia branded phones and has a significantly premium design and strong build quality. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's latest midrange, yet highly capable Snapdragon 710 platform. The base variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The rear has a 12+13-megapixel dual camera setup and the front has a 20-megapixel lens for selfies. It comes with a modest 3500mAh battery but supports 18W fast charging. 5. Honor Play © BCCL It's been quite some time since the phone was launched, but it still manages to kick-ass thanks to a flagship processor. This was technically India's first gaming-centric phone and is equipped with Honor's GPU Turbo mode that intelligently optimizes processes to improve performance while gaming. The phone has a 6.3-inch display and is powered by a Kirin 970 processor. The base variant has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The rear has a mediocre 16+2-megapixel dual camera setup and the front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3750mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. 6. iPhone XR © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla We've listed ultra-premium phones towards the end of this list and the iPhone is often regarded to be the best gaming phone one can buy. iOS has maintained an edge over Android for years in terms of game development, and thanks to Apple's insanely fast processor, the gap widens even further. The iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch display and is powered by an A12 processor. The chipset has a hexa-core dedicated GPU and graphics have never been smoother. The rear has a single 12-megapixel sensor and the front has a 7-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these specs is a quite large 2942mAh battery. 7. ASUS ROG Phone © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla Arguably the only dedicated gaming phone in India, the ROG Phone is expensive, but won't disappoint in terms of performance. The design is very refreshing and has an RGB logo on the back, along with mappable air triggers for better FPS experience. The 6-inch AMOLED display has a 90Hz refresh rate and supports HDR. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with an Aeroactive cooler accessory for long duration performance support. Even a Twinview dock is separately available and the phone has an internal 4000mAh battery.
  9. One Love. Who would have thought a simple phrase such as this one could hold such depth of meaning? Yet, it also finds resonance in the iconic Bob Marley song by the same name. If you don't happen to remember the lyrics to that song, you might want to go through it to understand how this universal emotion is our only hope when it comes to guiding the mankind to a better place where “one love” suffices for all. A love without judgements and reservations. One love that's selfless and where acceptance comes easy, just how it is meant to be - something Marley manages to convey so easily in not so many words. Love does not differentiate between the hearts that wants to love, and who it wants to shower that love on. Love is just the same for all of us who are willing to feel it, and give it a chance regardless of what comes in the way. (c) Meghna Sahoo Such is the story of Meghna Sahoo, a transgender woman, and her husband Basudeba Nayak who went against societal diktats and reservations, to give their love the chance it deserved. When Meghna married Basudeba in 2017, she became Odisha's first transgender woman to tie the knot. It turned into a moment of celebration for the transgender community in the state, and have them the power to hope for their own share of love in life. Meghna and Basudeba's love story began through a chance interaction on Facebook. Basudeba happened to be one of Meghna's followers of Facebook, and had found out about Meghna because of her involvement in social activism. But the possibility that she should chance upon his private messages to her, from amongst the hundreds she received regularly, is a play of fate. Recalling her first interaction with Basudeba, Meghna says that, “We had never met each other before the first time we spoke to each other of Facebook. One day when I turned on my Facebook chat after a long time, I noticed that someone named Basudeba had been messaging me everyday on Facebook. At that time he had been going through some personal issues and he was reaching out to me to seek help.” (c) BCCL This forms the premise of Meghna and Basudeba's first virtual association. She also noticed that all this time when she failed to respond to him, he would regularly drop her good morning or good night messages. For the next two years, Basudeba continued trying to speak to her at various points, but couldn't get through. Finally, when Basudeba's messages caught Meghna's attention, she responded. The messages ranged from normal greetings to even marriage proposals. At that point Meghna was already in a relationship with another guy, who said he loved her, but wouldn't make their relationship public or go out with her like regular couples do. He even had concerns that transgender women cannot become mothers and that the society wouldn't accept them. This sour experience cautioned Meghna to not take Basudeba's proposals too seriously either. However, after they began to interact more and more, she came to know about Basudeba's story. “He told me that back in 2011 his wife had eloped with her lover, leaving behind their 10-month old boy. Even after that point we would talk every now and then.” (c) Meghna Sahoo This went on for some time and then suddenly Basudeba proposed to Meghna once again for marriage. But this time Meghna didn't want to get fooled and wanted to see if Basedeba meant what said. She says, “when he proposed this time, I asked him to get his family to bring the marriage proposal to my family. But since his parents had passed away by then, he spoke to his elder brother and sister-in-law. Initially his family was against it and didn't approve of their brother getting married to a kinnar.” However, his family's concern about “log kya kahenge” didn't stop Basudeb from declaring that if he has to marry it will have to be to Meghna and no one else. “He told his family that he really liked me and wished to get married. His other concern was that another woman might mistreat his son, and he didn't want that. His other motivation was that since Meghna couldn't bear children she would be able to give his son her undivided love.” (c) OdishaTV Meghna admits that this last reason didn't hurt her as much as it should because she thought, “at least I would become a mother to a child who needs a mother's affection. Besides, this could also set an example for others to follow. Two lives got better due to this marriage - a child got a mother and a transgender woman got a loving family. Such a possibility for others could better so many lives. That is why I agreed to accept his proposal.” Even until the last moment Basudeba's family didn't give their consent to the wedding. But eventually they gave up and Basudeba and Meghna finally got married on 26th January 2017 with the blessing of both the families. Talking about her wedding day, Meghna shared that “more than ten thousand people came to attend the wedding. Many politicians, social activists and advocates came to attend the wedding even without invitation and gave us their blessings.” (c) Incredibleorissa Meghna and Basudeba just completed two years as a married couple and Meghna is living a happy married life with her husband, son and in-laws. She admits that arguments do crop up every now and then, but she and Basudeba always reach a middle ground, and work things out. However, she admits that her bond with her son is much stronger than that with her own husband. “I have bonded very well with my son and we love each other dearly. I feel I am more closer to him than my husband.” Basudeba for his part has stood by Meghna through it all and has never paid heed to society's judgements. Currently, Meghna is working with an NGO and also became first transgender woman to work with Ola as a driver. Meghna also holds an MBA in HR and Management. Meghna's lone motivation is to change the society's mindset regarding transgender community and inspire other transgenders to live their dream and build a better future for themselves without any inhibitions. Meghna's journey and story has inspired many other transgenders to turn their lives around and hope for the first time, to live their dreams and find the love of their life who would be willing to accept them for who they are and love them.
  10. Monogamy, Polygamy and the rest. These are not math books but rather the nature and definition of modern relationships. Do not fret, if you have been out of this scene for a bit, we will help you get back on the horse. First, let's look at the reason people stop trusting relationships and the people in them. © Pinterest There are a plethora of reasons you may have chosen to remain single. The usual reasons are relationship drama, a bad break-up, divorce, someone cheating on you or some form of personal antisocial behaviour that has resulted in a tendency to stay away from the dating scene. ' If you, like many others, are also looking to get back in the game after being alone for some time, here are a few tips that can help you find your groove back: Send Memes Memes and online content sharing is now almost akin to social currency. Using platforms like Instagram regularly to find funny, romantic and entertaining content eases the tension of constant conversation. In the initial phases of any courtship, these provide a buffer when you're chatting on the gram but don't really have too much to say. © Pinterest Use Dating Apps Download a dating app and start there. The easiest thing about the new age of dating is, you know what they like (from their bio) and you know they like you! Build on that. Simple. The other major benefit of dating apps is that there is no dearth of possible matches. You may have to spend some money on their premium services but I bet most men would pay such nominal amounts if it increases their chances of meeting someone. © Pinterest Join A Fitness Class This point tends to show up in a lot of lists, simply because the value of confidence can never be overstated. Whether you are an intellectual, a scholar or a regular guy. Not exercising will tend to result in bad posture, poor cardio and less musculature i.e. leaving you with nothing that would impress a woman at first glance. Plus caring about your health is cool. The gym/class is also a great spot for meeting new people. © Twitter Plenty Of Fish There are literally 7.2 billion people on earth. Depending on your sexual preference there are about 3.6 billion possibilities. Go out of your comfort zone and flirt with people. Be nice, charming and approachable. Casting a wide net, keep the trophies and dump the rest back in the ocean. © Twitter Be Clear About Your Intentions I personally could tell you that 75% of the women I have ever met in my life have been cheated on/lied to by their men. 75% is also me being modest. Myself included. I have certainly lied to past lovers. Having had that done to me made me realize the importance of honesty. Most women deal with shitty boyfriends, husbands and exes. The common thread amongst all this is that guys tend to be less upfront with their intentions EARLY ON. Women respond to men who are confident and honest about their intentions. © Twitter To recap, dating is a numbers game. It is also kind of like hunting. Ever seen a tiger or a lion run frantically after ALL the buffaloes? No. Not really. They wait, they plan, then pounce. Dating is similar, identify your amoré and do what you can to win her over. If in case she does not wish to, and/or is playing too hard to get, move on. Life is short and no one is worth jumping through so many hoops for.
  11. If you're the kind of person who loves to pose and show off your #IWokeUpLikeThis face to the rest of the world, or the kind of person who just loves pouting #ForTheGram, you definitely need to hear this. Tyra Banks is all set to open Modelland, a 21,000-square-foot ticketed theme park at the Santa Monica shopping mall in 2019. The theme park comes straight out of her 2010 novel, 'Modelland' about her experiences in the modelling industry. Now she wants to share those experiences and make them accessible to everyone in a more tangible way. "Now with Modelland, I'm taking it 10 steps forward, giving people the opportunity to engage with the elusive world by opening it up to everyone, Men, women, families, all generations can come and enter this modelworld for a day, have a fun shopping experience, and an eventful meal. This will be the first of many.” Banks said in an interview with WWD. According to the WWD interview, this park is going to have: interactive entertainment around the modelling experience, curated retail which means a lot to shop, user-generated content that can be shared like new ways to pose, a place where visitors can “be the dream version of themselves” and clothing designed by Hollywood costume designers that you can wear. Sounds like a dream right?
  12. Folklore (and Bollywood) has always taught us that the royalty is good-looking. However, as we grew up, we realized that's not essentially true, and the fact that royal blood has nothing to do with good looks. So, whenever we come across someone from the royalty who fulfills that criteria, we can't help but be transported back to our childhood, where life is like a fairy tale. Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil, the Prince of Bhavnagar, sure is one of them, and the fact that a few people know about him, makes his existence even more alluring. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:40am PDT The 'Yuvraj' of the erstwhile Princely State of Bhavnagar might keep a low profile when it comes to the public, but is a well-known face in the elite circles consisting of the most influential names in Politics as well as the entertainment domain. He is a bodybuilder, and is also the President of the Gujarat State Bodybuilding Association. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Aug 31, 2018 at 5:25am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Aug 6, 2018 at 5:36am PDT His association with Bollywood A-listers is a rather regular affair, and he nonchalantly hosts them, while sometimes indulging in some workout, and casual get-togethers. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Aug 3, 2018 at 5:15am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on May 15, 2017 at 5:05am PDT He has a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Sports Management from Les Roches in Switzerland, apart from a degree in Hotel Management. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Feb 4, 2018 at 3:35am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Mar 15, 2018 at 5:59am PDT When it comes to bodybuilding though, his workout videos prove that he doesn't play around. Look at him lifting while making an entire person stand on the weight rack (what?) He's happily married to the princess Maharajkumari Kritiranjani Kumari of Sant. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Dec 25, 2018 at 5:51am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Mar 18, 2017 at 1:11am PDT He's an animal lover, and loves to spend time with them. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Nov 28, 2018 at 4:24am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Oct 7, 2018 at 5:18am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Aug 14, 2018 at 5:37am PDT Apart from wearing the most fashionable royal outfits, he effortlessly carries off a statement handlebar moustache as well. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Feb 24, 2018 at 5:20am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil (@yuvrajbhavnagar) on Aug 7, 2017 at 12:12am PDT All we can say is that, when it comes to 'Prince Charming', no one quite fits the bill like the Prince of Bhavnagar.
  13. Love is a four letter word so powerful, it can weave together the myriad threads of the most bedazzling emotion one is capable of feeling in their lifetime. It is more than just four English alphabets scribbled beside the name that makes our heart skip a beat every time it is mentioned. It will catch us by surprise when we are least expecting it, and render us speechless at a moment when we would rather spill our guts out. Plaguing us with an unceasing giddy restlessness and excitement that makes going through our days a torment - made bearable only with the sighting of the person our heart seems to be beating for all of a sudden. Love is called magical simply because when we are in love, we can never be too sure what the next moment could bring to our life - while we stand powerless against its bittersweet onslaught. (c) Pooja & Varun To love is to hold and cherish, protect and care, with a promise to be fair and honest, not only to our beloved but also towards the relationship we build together. Love in all its beauty is to accept, support and encourage the happiness and the well-being of that one individual we would move heaven and earth for. But to love is to also face the demons of your lover and stand by their side as they fight it off. To love is getting through those ugly fights and misunderstandings that come from feeling too much, and too deeply. To love is to see the person you care deeply for at their weakest or lowest, and loving them anyway. No questions asked, and no strings attached, simply because seem like life's greatest blessing. Varun and Pooja's journey towards love is made up of all that - the good, the bad and the ugly - and their love has come out strong, oh so strong against every test of time. (c) Pooja & Varun The couple met each other through a common friend. Pooja recalls her first meeting like it was yesterday, “My friend told me about this guy who would be perfect for me and she wanted to set me up with him. I did not pursue it at the time, but one day when I was catching up with an ex, my friend invited Varun there without even telling me. the minute that he walked in, I could not take my eyes off him. I was intrigued to know him more. We just got to talking and started meeting every day.” However, Varun has a different (and may we add more interesting) story to share. “We met through a common friend, rather it was a set up for which I had to coax that friend for a month to introduce me to her”, shares Varun. Now that's some memorable “coincidental” meeting the two had, and while it's pretty clear that they hit it right off from the go, wait till you hear about their first “official” date. (c) Pooja & Varun “I asked him out on a date. We had been talking for a week by then, and I suggested going out for a movie. However, Varun insisted that we went out for coffee instead. I agreed thinking a movie wouldn't give us enough time to talk, but Varun made the suggestion because he felt that a movie date would only last for 3 hours, whereas a coffee date can go on an entire day. I just couldn't stop smiling after that.” Again, the first date was memorable for Varun for a totally different reason. “We went to Barista in Basant Lok Market, and personally it turned into a disaster at the end since I had forgotten to get my wallet.” Their journey only gets better from here on. They went on to date each other for the next 11 years, and sure enough, faced a number of ups and downs during this time. Their courtship had all the elements of a budding romantic relationship, but it was made a little difficult by Pooja's anxiety issues which she never imagined would turn into a full-blown disaster, coupled with panic attacks. (c) Pooja & Varun Recalling the time when she came to face her demon for the first time, Pooja says, “I had been dating Varun for 3 yrs when he decided to get a job in UAE and moved there. This posed as an unbearable change and the loneliness caused my anxiety to become full-blown panic attacks.” The distance took such toll on Pooja's mental well being that she would cry endlessly and began to fall sick. Through it all, Varun was right by her side despite the miles separating them. “He used to call me for long hours at night to calm my panic attacks. He spent half his salary on calling me long distance to pacify my fears. Once he was back, we went through a time where I could not leave my house. I used to feel ill and anxious if I did. Varun and I had our dates at home those days. He used to sit with me and my family. Watch movies all day”, shares Pooja. (c) Pooja & Varun Even when things got difficult, Varun never bailed on Pooja. He stood right beside her like a pillar of strength and helped her fight her battle all the way. Talking about all those moments that Varun made bearable for her, and ultimately helped her to get better, Pooja adds that “There were also times where I could not travel or stay away from home even for a night. Varun also sacrificed those trips with friends so that I wouldn't feel like I was missing out.” Varun decided to help Pooja deal with her reality better, and that's when “he came up with the plan to make me feel comfortable with night stays outside the house and that is when we started taking 1-day trips together. We went to Agra once and I had a severe panic attack there. He stayed awake all night long hugging me while I kept wailing the night away. No questions asked. No words were spoken.” (c) Pooja & Varun This was the moment that changed everything for Pooja. She was willing to give her all to anything that would make her better and stronger as a person. She told us, “when my partner was also missing out on things because of my disability it gave me a purpose to overcome anxiety. What got me better was his constant presence letting me know that he has my back always.” That's not all, Pooja's acknowledgement and gratitude is proof that when done right, there are lots of ways how a supportive partner and a loving relationship can help someone who is suffering from severe episodes of anxiety. “Varun gave me that space where there was no pressure to be normal. He took my anxious nature as my normal and that just gave me the time to try cognitive therapy and the will to better myself. Now we travel 3 or 4 times a year which was once a dream for me. I am still dealing with it one step at a time but we have made great progress.” (c) Pooja & Varun After 11 years of dating each other, the couple finally got married in 2017, which happens to be their most dear milestone. Pooja shares how the grew as a couple through the years, “we have been through every test of time. From being in a long distance to being in the same city but living far. From seeing each other every day to seeing each other once a week. From accompanying each other for our respective exams to managing to get a degree at the end of it all. From taking risks in life to being scared even to leave the house. From facing panic attacks to going FOR counselling. Every hurdle thrown our way has been faced together with an abundance of patience and we are still moving ahead and dealing with life together.” (c) Pooja & Varun For Varun, Pooja continues to be his biggest cheerleader. Someone he can trust and rely on. He shares that, “When the shit hits the roof, she is the one you need by your side. She is cool as a cucumber under pressure.” Varun also has just one an important to share with all those men who have partners who also suffer from anxiety. “Things become better with patience and perseverance”, quips Varun, and we presume that this along with his love for Pooja must have helped the couple sail through the tough situations and come out as winners in life and as lovers. More power to the happily married couple!
  14. Valentine's Day is probably the most hated day for all the single people out there and I think a lot of people generally just ignore the day altogether. But, a zoo in Sydney is making everyone a particularly awesome Valentine's Day offer, that is very hard to refuse. The Wild Life Sydney Zoo shared a post unveiling their hilarious and unique contest - get a chance to name one of the most venomous snakes after your ex. Yep, if you think your ex is a snake, make that official and have the best Valentine's Day ever. View this post on Instagram Name a snake after your ex this Valentine's Day! ðIs your ex a snake? If so, now is your opportunity to cement their 'snaky status' by naming a brown snake (one of the world's most venomous snakes) after them at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo! To enter, simply head to the link in our bio and tell us why your ex deserves to have a snake named after them along with a $1 donation to the @wildlifeconservationfund ðððððCompetition entries close 13 Feb 2019 #wildlifesydneyzoo #snake #valentinesday #vday #snakystatus #competition #seeaustralia #darlingharbour A post shared by WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo (@wildlifesydneyzoo) on Feb 3, 2019 at 1:13pm PST The General Manager, of the zoo Mark Connolly, says, “We hope that by providing someone unlucky in love the opportunity to name WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's very own brown snake after their ex, we can give them something else to celebrate on Valentine's Day this year. We're also throwing in an annual pass to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo so that you can also visit the snake in Darling Harbour as many times as you want during the next year!” It's pretty easy and doesn't even cost much. Anyone who's interested in being petty just has to tell them why their ex deserves to have a snake named after them along with a $1 donation to the Wildlife Conservation Fund. If anyone will actually go to such lengths to get a snake named after their ex, a dollar is honestly a small price to pay. The winner will be announced on 14th Feb and no one can give a better Valentine's Day gift than this.
  15. Guys, open your wardrobe at any given time and you'll probably find it overflowing with t-shirts. In fact, if there ever was an item of clothing to which the term 'wardrobe staple' can truly be applied, it would no doubt be the humble t-shirt. With good reason too - over the years, it has evolved from an unseen undergarment, hidden below an overshirt or a jacket to a bona fide statement piece that can elevate just about any outfit. Such is the versatility of a t-shirt that it's probably the only piece of clothing you can confidently wear for any occasion, whether you're at work, in the gym, at the beach, at a party, or even going to bed. The ability to wear them on their own or sport them as part of a layered outfit means that no matter what the weather, there's no time of the year when you won't be needing a t-shirt. However, with the wide variety of colours and style available to you these days, choosing the right one (or two, or three) can be a daunting task. While plain tees are an all-time fashion classic and go well with pretty much anything, printed t-shirts offer you the chance to express yourself a little bit better through your fashion choices. Whether they're worn on their own or under another layer, you can be sure that they'll help you make an instant impact! So if you're ready to make a style statement, here's our guide to the best printed t-shirts for men. Upgrade Your Wardrobe With The Best Printed T-Shirts For Men 1. Aeropostale Men's Printed T-Shirt © Amazon We all know that a white t-shirt works well with pretty much everything, so why not take things up a notch by adding a pop of colour? This regular fit short-sleeved t-shirt from well-known clothing brand Aeropostale, which is made from pure cotton, has a trendy graphic print on the front in the form of the brand's logo. The red lettering stands out against the white background, so while the t-shirt can be paired up nicely with a pair of jeans or chinos, it will also give your outfit a stylish edge. MRP: Rs. 779 Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here 2. Tommy Hilfiger Men's Printed T-Shirt © Amazon Keeping with the casual theme, this stylish variant from Tommy Hilfiger once again reinforces the versatility of the t-shirt. Featuring asymmetrical patches of racing red, white, and navy blue, the name of the brand is written boldly across the front of it. It's casual enough to be worn at home or even to the gym, thanks to its comfortable regular fit. However, the design also makes it trendy enough to be worn to an informal party or a fun night out with friends as well. MRP: Rs. 1,559 Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here 3. Gucci Iridescent Logo T-Shirt © Nordstrom Going from casual straight into the world of luxury fashion, and it's impossible not to talk about Gucci. If you're in the market for the most fashionable printed t-shirts and money is no object, then your search has to come to an end right here. This inky black cotton t-shirt is slightly oversized, keeping in tune with the latest fashion trends. However, the real highlight is emblazoned right across the chest, in the form of the iridescent colours used to print the logo. The complete package makes for a wonderful rainbow-coloured spectacle that is sure to make heads turn for all the right reasons at any party you choose to attend wearing this tee, which makes it totally worth the splurge! MRP: Rs. 54,036 (including shipping) Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here 4. United Colours Of Benetton Men's Printed T-Shirt © Amazon Talking about using colour to make an impact, and we have this incredibly stylish yet pocket-friendly version from Benetton. The fiery red is impossible to miss, and is well set off by the yellow piping around the collar. Two white hoops adorn one sleeve, making for a nice abstract design. In sharp contrast to the bright colours, the printed element on this tee is a black and white photo of the countryside, which also adds a rugged element to the overall effect. MRP: Rs. 467 Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here 5. French Connection Men's Printed T-Shirt © Amazon Here's another classic variant that can be worn while lounging at home, pumping iron in the gym or hanging out with friends. Available in a variety of attractive colours such as auburn, jester red and military orange, this stylish yet functional tee has a motorcycle printed across it along with the name of the brand. Given the colour options, it can be paired up admirably with a pair of cargo pants or chinos and stylish sneakers, and the slim fit means that you have yourself a great urban casual outfit. MRP: Rs. 349 Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here 6. ALLSAINTS Thorn Men's Printed T-Shirt © Nordstrom When it comes to the best printed t-shirts for men, it's impossible not to include one with an all-over printed pattern. Floral prints are all the rage right now, and this t-shirt offers a twist on the floral print we're all used to. Available in two striking colour options, one that's vintage black and red and the other chalk and washed black, it's covered in a pattern of falling flowers in a way that makes this t-shirt incredibly trendy and contemporary. MRP: Rs. 9,371 (including shipping) Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here 7. US Polo Association Men's Printed T-Shirt © Amazon We're more used to their classy polo neck t-shirts, but US Polo Association also has extremely classy and casual printed t-shirts as well. Paying homage to the brand's long standing ties with the sport of polo, this tee bears a dynamic print of polo players in action in the rugged outdoors. It's ideal for a casual gathering or beach party, and the green colour is stylish and simultaneously uncommon which is sure to attract attention from all quarters. MRP: Rs. 359 Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here 8. Kenzo Dragon Tiger Men's Printed T-Shirt © Nordstrom Founded by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada in Paris, Kenzo is a luxury fashion brand that produces articles of clothing with the sophistication of European high fashion that are influenced by the vibrant nature of Asian influences. Kenzo's Tiger collection is already iconic in fashion circles, and its latest offering features colourful dragon scales around the famous Tiger logo on a grey backdrop to create one of the best printed t-shirts for men in terms of pure, fierce style. MRP: Rs. 20,708 (including shipping) Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here 9. VERSUS Versace Reflector Men's Printed T-Shirt © Nordstrom Any list of the best t-shirts is incomplete without a sleek and stylish all black option, so why not go for the best in high fashion? This variant from Versace features the brand's signature lion head logo branded on the front of a black pure cotton t-shirt. If you're planning to hit up an exclusive party or strut your stuff at the hottest clubs wearing a casual ensemble, this is an ideal pick because it goes well with anything. If you want to rock urban streetwear, pair it up with ripped jeans and sneakers, and if you're going for a more sophisticated look then trousers and loafers is the way to go. MRP: Rs. 31,581 (including shipping) Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here 10. Levi's Men's Printed T-Shirt © Amazon A classic black t-shirt with white print exudes a natural elegance and style that customised printed t-shirts struggle to match, a point that this tee from Levi's proves. We're more used to their quality denims, but their t-shirts compliment them perfectly to create great casual outfits. This particular variant features a distinctive white graphic that depicts the world famous Levi's logo on a black background, and is an understated fashion accessory that should be a part of every wardrobe. MRP: Rs. 399 Fabric Composition: Pure cotton Buy It Here
  16. There have been numerous reports of PUBG addiction in the last few months and we've even seen people resorting to physical harm after getting addicted to the game. A recent report by the Quartz states that a PUBG fan spends more than 8 hours in a week on an average on the game. Institutions have sent out circulars asking for a complete ban on the game, and people have even sent requests to the government for initiation of a ban. While we'd laugh at a ban, the situation is actually getting serious. More than 120 cases of PUBG addiction were registered at Services for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). © YouTube Games are supposed to be a source of entertainment, and getting hooked onto them at the cost of work or studies should never be a choice. The symptoms of addiction include deprivation of sleep, loss of real life interests, and subjectively lower attendance along with poor academic performance. If you're a victim of the game's addiction, here are a few steps you can take to ensure healthy usage of technology. © Razer Firstly, you need to start accepting responsibility and know that you are addicted to the game. We cannot solve an issue without acknowledging its existence. Secondly, you have to understand the impact it's having on your day to day life. Are your studies getting affected due to the game? If you're working, has your performance and focus at work changed? If the answer is yes, start thinking about your other hobbies and activities. PUBG was launched nearly a year back, what was your entertainment back then? How did you spend time refreshing yourself? Finding healthy alternatives to passing time can help in distancing yourself from the game. © YouTube You also need to stop blaming the game for captivating you. The phone, the game, the developer etc. aren't responsible for getting you hooked. And no, we don't mean to say abandon the game completely. Overconsumption of anything is hazardous, draw a line between entertainment and addiction. Set yourself time limits and follow them. A good way to understand how much time you've wasted is to keep a track and calculate how many hours you've lost in a week. © Pexels Also, don't be embarrassed to ask for help. Share the issue with your close friends and family and ask them to give a hand. PUBG could also be a distraction you've chosen because of other stressful situations in life. Lastly, even technology can help you out thanks to rising awareness of technology addiction. Both, Google and Apple have recognised that mobile phone addiction in the modern world is a serious problem and are trying to bring a viable solution. If you game on smartphones, you can easily follow the below steps to self reuglate your gaming addiction: For Android © YouTube Last year, Google launched the Digital Wellbeing program with Android Pie update and it aims to help you reduce your smartphone usage. All you need to do is download the app from Play Store, and head to the "Settings" menu. Scroll down and tap "Accessibility", you'll come across two splash pages. The hub has a circle at the top, and the number in the middle shows how long the screen has been turned on. With various colours, the circle shows the apps you spend the most time on. Using these analytics, the system knows which apps you use the most and it tracks your usage over a period of time. © Google Now, you can use the "App Timer" to restrict usage within a certain period of time. Let's say you mark PUBG for "30 minutes", after 30 minutes of gameplay, the app will minimize and a popup appears saying you've hit your allotted screen time. Even the app icon will turn grey indicating it's not available, and taping it would open a screen reminding you about App Limits. Lastly, you can set a "Wind Down" mode that basically makes your phone go grey-scale and the Do Not Disturb mode is automatically switch on. Even a blue light filter is switched on to help you actually wind down to sleep. All you need to do is set a time period, for example 10PM to 6AM. The phone knows that's your sleep cycle and winds down the phone to prevent you from using the phone. For iOS © YouTube Even iOS has a similar feature called Screen Time and it's natively supported on iOS 12. Just go to the "Settings" app and scroll down to "Screen Time". Switch on the feature and it'll start collecting usage logs in the background. You can see when you used your phone, on which apps, and how for long for. You can also see how the overall time you spent on your phone compares to the average. To set up "App Limits", just hit "Add Limit", choose a category, and set your timer. When you hit the wall, Screen Time will let you know with a full-screen notification. Assume this to be your warning message since the notification gives you a ignore option and 15-minute extension. © Apple Unlike Android's Digital Wellbeing, you can select a particular app and need to select a category like social media or gaming. It has a "Downtime" feature that will restrict usage of external apps within the set period and only a few stock apps will be accessible. These are just a few tools that'll help you remind yourself, "You're playing too much!"
  17. Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are two of the most coveted superstars in the Indian film industry and while we'd love to see them work together on a project, seems like it is not possible, at least according to the King Khan himself. View this post on Instagram Launda na samajhna, beta baap hain tumhare! #1WeekToZero @anushkasharma @KatrinaKaif @aanandlrai @mohdzeeshanayyub #tigmanshudhulia @RedChilliesEnt @cypplOfficial A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Dec 14, 2018 at 2:35am PST Recently during an interview, SRK was asked about his future plans and one of the questions was about him working with Khiladi Kumar. Now he'd love to work with him but his reason for not being able to do so is kind of very hilarious. “What do I say to this? I don't wake up as early as him. I go to sleep when Akshay is waking up. His day starts early. By the time I start working, he is packing up and going home. So he can put in more hours of work. I'm a nocturnal person. Not many people are fond of shooting at night like me. It will be fun to act with Akshay. Dono set pe hi nahin milenge. Woh jaa raha hoga aur main aa raha hounga (He'll be leaving the set and I'll be coming in). I would like to work like Akshay and with him, but our timings won't match.” View this post on Instagram ð A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Jan 14, 2019 at 10:57pm PST Besides being a funny reason, it is also a very logical, and a relatable one for all of us struggling to make it to work on time every day. Now if you think about it, the duo was last seen together on the screen when they worked in 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai 'in 1997. We'd love to see the two men come together for a movie, but seems like the genres and the timings they both choose are poles apart. SRK was last seen in Anand L Rai's 'Zero' which didn't perform well at the box office and Akshay was seen with Rajinikanth in '2.0' and is now working on 'Sooryavanshi' with Rohit Shetty.
  18. From Rihanna, Dwayne Johnson, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, to Katrina Kaif; everyone has found their twin aka doppelganger enjoying a portion of their fame, in some other part of the world. The latest celebrity to join this bandwagon is our very own Anushka Sharma. This is Anushka Sharma, chilling with her husband Virat Kohli. View this post on Instagram Days like these â¤ï¸ð¥° A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Jan 13, 2019 at 4:22am PST This is Anushka Sharma's doppelganger, smashing her way into all our hearts. Honestly, had we not gone through her Instagram account, we would have easily believed her to be the real Anushka Sharma, only with blonde hair. © Instagram In fact, Anushka Sharma' doppelganger, or her lost twin sister as people are calling her, is none other than American singer-songwriter Julia Michaels, whose uncanny resemblance to the Indian star has left the internet baffled. View this post on Instagram ð§ ð£ A post shared by Julia Michaels (@juliamichaels) on Jan 28, 2019 at 1:06pm PST View this post on Instagram Hello :) A post shared by Julia Michaels (@juliamichaels) on Dec 28, 2018 at 4:43pm PST We hope they meet someday and collaborate for a song called, 'Zero Anxiety' (if you know what I mean). View this post on Instagram I kind of feel like... **** it. Let's put out a new song soon. What do you think? Into it? A post shared by Julia Michaels (@juliamichaels) on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:27pm PDT Even since Julia posted the picture, social media has lost its cool and have since, tagged Anushka and Virat a gazillion times already. @AnushkaSharma's Doppelganger is @juliamichaels!! ð±ð pic.twitter.com/dGniSARH92 — Tavish Jain (@OldCitySaint) February 3, 2019 Julia Michaels must be wondering what just happened . Why she's getting so much attention.#AnushkaSharma #JuliaMichaels #kohli pic.twitter.com/IkcDYNjgQe — 12th Man (@Splendordeflame) February 3, 2019 @juliamichaels looks more like @AnushkaSharma than Anushka herself! pic.twitter.com/KydtxkhrzP — Chandler Bing (@SarcasmChamp) February 3, 2019 @AnushkaSharma is that really you i really got confused but both of u are beautiful @juliamichaels @juliamichaels looks like @AnushkaSharma @juliamichaels what are your thoughts on this. Do yall look the same. @AnushkaSharma @juliamichaels Doppelganger pic.twitter.com/xM6TVsWnh4 — Aditya (@SmritiFC18) February 4, 2019 pic.twitter.com/u5Mgmayu0N — ðash (@Yash__Aamirian) February 3, 2019 @AnushkaSharma Is that you cosplaying some Australian character? https://t.co/G3WDl01vtl — Atul (@Hugsandbeer) February 3, 2019 Anushka Sharma during her Australian tour https://t.co/QDWZY0RgrT — Aniket Das ð´âªð®ð³ð®ð³ (@andas8) February 3, 2019 When it's Anushka, there have to be memes and this picture too has had its fair share. That aunty type The same girl Girl of your class on farewell day Whole Year. pic.twitter.com/hYyEJpvTAz — Mr.Bauva (@BadmashBauva) February 3, 2019 When North Delhi girl shifts to south delhi. pic.twitter.com/QSbBwGnRIQ — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) February 3, 2019 Indian girls before going abroad. Indian girls after going abroad.#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/sY0ugtwjlZ — 㤠㤠㤠㤠㤠㤠㤠㤠㤠(@theesmaarkhan) February 3, 2019 There are as many as 7 people in the world who look exactly like us or so we've heard. Given the 7.6 billion population of the world, chances of us finding our lookalike is literally one in a billion. View this post on Instagram Thank you @dior for letting me wear the most incredible, sparkly dresss ever :) A post shared by Julia Michaels (@juliamichaels) on Aug 28, 2017 at 7:27pm PDT For the internet, that's like a few minutes of surfing to find your carbon copy and thanks to people's efforts, we now have a never-ending list of celebrities and their not-so-famous doppelgangers.
  19. For years, movies have shown men rolling up their sleeves right before having a fist fight or when they are about to do something super serious. In reality, that might not be the case. Men often do this without any specific intention and for the purpose of practicality or simply to display a casual attitude. Don't get us wrong, we're not saying there is one 'right' way of rolling up your shirt sleeves. We're just saying there is more than one way to do so. This is to help you understand the art of sleeve rolling and why it's necessary. When done properly, this could make or break your entire look. So, here are 3 ways to roll up your shirt sleeves: 1. The Quick Roll © instagram/ishabhansali This method is for the lads under a time crunch. It is for a quick restroom trip to wash your hands or if you're worried about hitting your sleeve into some sauce while having lunch at work or elsewhere. To do this, undo all the buttons on your sleeve and turn the cuff up just under your elbow. Fold the edge of the cuff by flipping it down into the cuff so it's tucked in and lastly, roll the sleeve up by folding it over itself. This should save your sleeve from stains and act as the perfect quick-fix. 2. The Basic Roll © instagram/shahidkapoor Some call it the 'Beginner Roll', this method is the intuitive way to roll up one's sleeves. This is a particularly good style to use when multiple layers are involved, such as a light sweater underneath. Unbutton the cuff and any buttons further up the sleeve and flip the cuff back and inside out. Fold the fabric over once, hiding the cuff behind the band of the sleeve. Tuck the corners of the cuff properly. You can easily do it with a dress shirt, a kurta or a denim jacket and it would do you justice. 3. The High Roll © vickykaushal09 This sleeve roll is the way to go when you want to switch your look from office to casual real quick. This also comes in handy while doing some heavy duty lifting or manual work. The basic way is to roll your sleeves above the elbow. The best way to go about it is to roll your sleeves before putting the shirt on. Unbutton the shirt cuff and any buttons and flip the cuff back inside out. Fold back and use the cuff to set the width. Until the band of rolled cloth is just below your elbow, keep folding till you should get your desired look. Such a minute little detail can affect your look majorly. Now use this knowledge and put your best self forward!
  20. Rajkummar Rao dons many hats, and not only do we feel that he carries each one of them effortlessly but also with perfection. Not only is the actor capable of entertaining his fans and audience to the hilt with his talent in front of the camera, but the method artist also brings out new aspects to the characters he plays on-screen. From funny and playful, to serious and thoughtful, Rajkummar has wooed us all with his skills when it comes to getting into the skin of the character. However, it wouldn't be wrong to claim that he has considerable talent when it comes to tapping a foot to Bollywood numbers as well, and it is indeed safe to say that he is far better than a certain Khan in the industry. *wink wink* © Star Plus But did you guys know that even before the acting bug bit Rajkummar, he was taken by the desire to make it as a successful dancer? Rajkummar disclosed the fact that as a young teenager, he really wished to become a dancer and even gave it a shot. Here is what he had to say about that phase when he visited the set of 'Super Dancer Chapter 3' along with the cast of 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga'. © Maddock Films Talking about that time from his childhood, Rajkummar said that he was very fond of dancing and wanted to become a dancer. He even travelled to Mumbai as a 16-year-old in order to give his shot at dancing and auditioned for the popular dance show 'Boogie Woogie'. However, things didn't go as planned and he got rejected. But Rajkummar is quick to add that the rejection made all the difference to his life. © Star Plus Why? Because it gave him the option to explore other options and now look where he has ended up! “I was in the tenth standard when I came to Mumbai from Gurgaon for the first time, I always wanted to be a dancer and came here for the auditions of 'Boogie Woogie' where I got rejected. I was sixteen-years-old when I came here. I was very disheartened by that rejection then but today I am so glad that I got rejected. It got me to a better career that I am in today.” Such a classic optimist Rajkummar is!
  21. If you're a Game of Thrones follower, you'd know by now the last and final season is almost two and a half months away. While we can't wait for April to come, we're also ardently following all the gossip that surrounds the last season ,especially about how it ends. There are countless theories so far and we're wondering which one of them might be true! (c)Warner Bros Television While us commoners may not know what lies ahead, the 'Game of Thrones' actors, on the other hand, surely know what's in the offing and they don't shy away, while talking about it with their friends and significant others! Yes, this is exactly what happened when GoT's Jon Snow aka Kit Harington revealed the ending to his wife Rose Leslie and what happened after, was well, quite unfortunate! (c)Twitter During a radio talk show Kit Harington revealed that Rose Leslie asked him how the series ended. Being the good and honest husband that he is, he told her the ending. But right after, Leslie certainly didn't fancy the ending much and things went sore between them when she didn't talk to Harington for 3 days! "I told my wife last year how it ended, and she wouldn't talk to me for about three days. And she'd asked!" said Kit. (c)Instagram While we're not sure what he may have told her but we're sure it was something that truly disturbed her and her mood was upset over it. Either that or the ending was absolutely unexpected and she realised she shouldn't have asked Kit for it, regardless. We're just really hoping hard though that Kit is still alive at the end of season 8 and that's not the reason Rose was upset in the first place. Rose Leslie is definitely still very much attached to the show, as she played a wildling called Ygritte, who also happened to be Jon Snow's love interest. It's understandable why she would be upset with Kit and not speak to him for three days. Not a favourable ending, assumably? (c)HBO Kit in the interview was asked, if he as an actor liked the ending of GoT, to which he said he can't reveal much and can't even state whether it's a happy or a sad ending! "It's quite nice walking around, which will only happen for a few months before everyone's seen it, knowing. I know and no one else does. I know how it wraps up. I think it's gonna be groundbreaking" he said. (c)Warner Bros Television While there is no news about season 8 leaks, we also know extra precaution has been taken to keep that from happening, especially at the locations where the show was shot. In fact, sometimes they even shot fake scenes to confuse the onlookers a little. Well, by the looks of it all, we're under the assumption the ending is quite groundbreaking indeed and something really unexpected and we really can't wait to watch the final season, coming out in April 2019.
  22. Actress Julia Roberts once said "True love doesn't come to you, it has to be inside you." Looks like this Japanese dude took some serious 'inspiration' from her words and literally ate his girlfriend, who was actually a cockroach from Africa. Yuta Shinohara, a 25-year-old entomophagist, was in a serious relationship for almost a year with Lisa, his 'beloved' cockroach girlfriend he bought from Africa. In fact, he was so deeply and madly in love with her that he even fantasised having *** with it. Shinohara agreed that although the relationship was platonic, he often imagined having *** with it in a fantasy world where either he was miniaturised or she was super-sized. And you thought your imagination was weird! YouTube/ Asian Boss However, his romantic love story came to a sad end and Shinohara was left devastated when Lisa died. "The day she passed away was difficult, but I knew it had to come since she was a cockroach with a short lifespan,” he said. YouTube/ Asian Boss I don't know if you noticed or not that I mentioned Shinohara is an entomophagist, which means he is someone who practices eating bugs and insects as food. He did the same with his 'true love' Lisa. He ate the cockroach after she died, so that she can live in his heart and body forever. Shinohara said, "I did it with reverence. So now Lisa lives in my heart and continues living as part of my body." How romantic, isn't it? According to Shinohara, Lisa was hotter than any human girl in the world and that they were "100% serious" about each other. In other news, Shinohara is famous for popularising insect cuisine in the country. He often hosts events where he makes and serves dishes likes noodles, cocktails and desserts made from bugs and worms. His 'ramen made with crickets' is supposedly a delicacy loved by people. Even 'creepy' is an understatement for Shinohara's love story, which ended or probably became 'immortal' when he ate her just so she can continue to live in his body. All those people who say "True love knows no boundaries", will probably take back their words now, after meeting Shinohara.
  23. The budget segment gets the maximum hits in India, and lately, brands have started focusing on it the most. But, the midrange segment still exists, and differentiates itself with premium offerings, at a not-flagship price. With the economy slowly picking up, the segment is bound to get even more popular. We've made a list of the top midrange phones you can buy right now. Considering multiple factors like performance, battery life, camera, and software, this list can cater to every type of user: 1. POCO F1: © MensXP / Shivam Vahia While all other midrange phones are marketed as "midrange", the F1 is actually a flagship. It has all the high-end feature one may ask for, at a significantly lower price. To start with, it is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor and comes with 6GB RAM in the base variant. The brand marketed the phone as the "master of speed", as it also includes liquid cooling. It runs on POCO launcher out of the box and has a 12+5-megapixel dual camera setup on the rear. The overall picture quality is insanely good and often on par with flagships like the Note 8. 2. Nokia 8.1: © Sree Hari Carrying forward the legacy of Nokia 7 Plus, the Nokia 8.1 is a finely crafted product with the best-in-class design. The aluminium unibody makes it extremely sturdy and ergonomic to hold. It runs on the recently announced Snapdragon 710 platform and comes with 4GB RAM in the base variant. Just like all other Nokia branded phones, it is a part of the Android One program and runs on stock Android. Nokia has a consistent reputation for delivering software updates. On the rear is a 12+13-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. It has a modest 3500mAh battery that supports fast charging. 3. Vivo V11 Pro: © MensXP / Shivam Vahia This is the cheapest phone to house an in-display fingerprint scanner right now and is a solid offering with balanced specifications in all departments. It has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor, along with 6GB RAM. The back has a slightly reflective design that mimics a starry night. It runs on Funtouch OS and is heavily inspired by iOS. The back has a 12+5-megapixel dual camera, while the front has a 25-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3400mAh battery that supports fast charging. 4. Samsung Galaxy A9: © YouTube This phone is built for photography enthusiasts. The first thing you'll notice are the four lenses on the back. The four rear sensors are: a 24-megapixel lens, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with a 2X optical zoom, an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra wide lens, and finally a 5-megapixel depth sensor. To start with, it has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset along with 6GB RAM. Obviously, the phone ships with Samsung's own “Samsung Experience” UI running atop. It is backed by a 3800mAh battery and supports adaptive fast charging. 5. OPPO R17: © Hardware Zone The phone has a stunning gradient back and a water-drop notch on the front. It has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 670 processor, along with 8GB RAM. It also sports an in-display fingerprint scanner for quick authentication. The back has a 16+5-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 25-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a modest 3500mAh battery that supports VOOC Flash charging. 6. Honor Play: © BCCL The Honor Play was technically India's first gaming phone and is among the cheapest. It is powered by Huawei's high-end Kirin 970 processor, along with 4GB RAM in the base variant. The phone also gets Honor's GPU Turbo technology, that systematically overclocks the processor and optimizes performance. The design is basic and the brand has put in more effort on the inside. The rear has a 16+2-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3750mAh battery that supports 18W quick charging.
  24. "He has the best taste in clothes, and he is the only man I know who knows the difference between mauve, pink, purple, berry etc. I am so proud of how confident he is, and that he doesn't give a shit about gender norms" Stuti While society does its best to mould gender norms, there are some people who define their own standards of what gender truly means to them. They come from an open-ended perspective of changing things that are too normative in nature, in order to derive a way of living most suited to them. And why not? Isn't that life's first rule? To live under no rules? (c)Facebook Meet Stuti and Arnav, a couple defying every stereotype in sight, living a happy and fulfilling long-term relationship. What makes their relationship an inspiration to the millennial generation? They're will to never succumb under textbook knowledge of how things are perceived by people but to create a tangible wavelength of what they feel is comfortable for them. (c)Facebook The Beginning Stuti and Arnav met through common friends but they mostly chatted online till they decided to finally meet. Our first date ever was at this fantastic little cafe called Le Bistro Du Parc, where it was all about steak, sangria and conversation. She looked stunning in a red dress. I was already a little tipsy on sangria, which in hindsight, was a good thing, considering I am usually a nervous wreck. We started talking even before she sat down, and it she made me feel extremely comfortable from the very first moment- Arnav (c)Facebook Stuti, a student of gender studies had her firm notions intact where feminism was concerned. She knew the black's from white and was an ideal yet staunch feminist. Well, before she met Arnav. As someone who studied gender and feminism in college, I considered myself really woke about gender fluidity. I cut my own hair, wore pants, and did not shy away from owning the masculine side to my personality. I thought that was all I had to do to maintain my status quo as someone intellectual and liberal. But I was wrong, because I was given an actual chance to prove my beliefs - Stuti The couple got along like a house on fire and by the second date, they'd already deliberated enough about how they felt for each other. But for Stuti, Arnav wasn't just another Delhi boy, who had an alpha male syndrome looming though his ego. He wasn't the heterosexual male, who would come out for a date dressed in black and shy away from the mention of pink. He was very aware of his likes from his dislikes and Stuti instantly realised she was dating the millennial 'metrosexual man'. A term born from heterosexual males, who actually love taking care of themselves, meticulously might I add. (c)iDiva A Metrosexual Man In Love The advent of the new technological era has brought a lot of significant changes into our lives. Our lifestyles have enhanced from simple caveman times to grooming every inch of ourselves just to look aptly presentable. So, when men took to doing that for themselves, a lot of questions were raised in society. Although it's an urban phenomena still, a man paying close attention to his looks and aesthetics, knowing how to dress well, performing beauty rituals on himself, isn't brandishing or tarnishing the 'manly' image. In fact, it's strengthening the unity that gender needs today. (c)Facebook Arnav, a man very comfortable in his skin, loves wearing all shades of pink, performing beauty routines on his skin and still being that 'emotionally available' guy every girl dreams of dating, is an unfortunate misunderstanding amongst the population today. Here's the thing. Many don't realise that calling someone “gay” due to anything but their sexual orientation is very problematic. For instance, if my boyfriend knows the difference between mauve and pink, that means he has great vision and not that he likes men- Stuti Even within the social constructs of such an unpleasant misunderstanding, Stuti and Arnav have the best relationship and they don't shy away from talking about it! Be it mutual skin care routine's or shopping trips, both enjoy each other's company because they bond with each other over mutual interests, that don't suffocate how one gender is suppose to be with the other. (c)Facebook I have never met a more loving and caring human being, and for that, I feel like the luckiest person alive. One of the most important, and least talked about aspects of a relationship is learning from each other, and I can very easily say that she's taught me so much about love -Arnav What She Fell In Love With The Most Stuti took some time to get to know Arnav. That's a given. But when she did, she found peace and love in him. He helped her deal with mental health issues by always staying by her side, in her time of need and never giving her a reason to question her worth again. But besides that, Stuti fell in love with the fact that her man was so comfortable with his sexuality, that he was indeed confident about how he demonstrated his sexuality. Of how he was open to things that a lot of men usually shy away from and that made her faith in the relationship stronger. (c)Facebook He likes his clothes fitted. He wears pink much better than I do. The strong sweet floral scent of Daisy by Marc Jacobs smells better on him than it smells on me. Does this take away from the fact that he identifies as a man, and is very much straight? It doesn't -Stuti But it took a while for Stuti to accept Arnav as who he was at first. The fact that his choices in life didn't eliminate the doubt that he might have 'gay' tendencies was something Stuti was struggling with initially. We're all moulded in a patriarchal structure. No matter how over-exposed we are to stimulus that redefines gender roles for us, we still go back to our conditioning every now and then and that's what Stuti did too. I struggled to accept the fact that my boyfriend is indeed a straight man who identifies as male. I wore the pants, I used Axe deodorant, and I shouted about equality, yet I was hypocritical enough to not accept his individual take on gender several times. -Stuti But in time, she realised that he was a man who loved taking care of himself and took a keen interest in his aesthetics. She didn't understand his love for lip balms, lotions, face masks or every shade of pink but she garnered an interest over her love for the fact that they both shared a similar interest. (c)Facebook Each man's process to survive is different. Some men like living a rugged and robust life, while some are keen on entertaining the way they look and appear and because we have such pronounced gender dynamics and roles, everything has to fall under a 'straight' line. But honestly, a 'metrosexual' man is as macho, as romantic, as arbit or as good in bed as any other man and we know that because we see Stuti' and Arnva's relationship blossom into something indestructible, everyday! This relationship has shown love to me in a totally different light. It's taught me how easy life is when you have someone who is actually there by your side, through every move. It's taught me to truly appreciate things, it's taught me the meaning of empathy and understanding. It's taught me to explore, to experiment, that there's so much that the world has to offer, when you have someone by your side to experience it with - Arnav
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