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  1. Have you ever thought some of the things that can be said both during cricket and while having ***? No? Okay, maybe it's time to think about it. Recently, the Twitter account for sportsbet.com.au asked this very, extremely important question and it, obviously, got people to put their most hilarious and creative foot forward. Reply with something you can say during both cricket and *** pic.twitter.com/aCoglztKPH — Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) December 2, 2019 If you actually think about it really hard, it's kind of disturbing how there are so many things that can be said during both. Is cricket a way more 'dirtier' sport than we previously thought? Apparently yes. Here's the best answer by desi Twitter. They're killing it. Pant's gone, Hardik's next. https://t.co/2Hhvvs8dUw — Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) December 3, 2019 Uhh. The ball is running down the fine leg. https://t.co/oAV76aPg9z — Manya (@CSKian716) December 3, 2019 I think that's just specific to one person. A lot of hopes from Babar Azam but he's lasted for only 10 seconds. https://t.co/RH5IIUq1jw — Yash (@sassy_penguin5) December 3, 2019 Unfortunate name. Here comes de kock! https://t.co/S8JV6kE369 — Sabudana khichadi (@Dishasatra) December 3, 2019 Good to know! The pitch is wet so we can expect more pace and swing https://t.co/HKGdbtcKwQ — à¤à¤¾à¤à¤¾ lame मà¥à¤à¤ (@oldschoolmonk) December 3, 2019 Poor Pant. Pant needs to be dropped https://t.co/IU5dQhuEeQ — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) December 3, 2019 Uhh part two. Lungi removed by de kock! https://t.co/PHYP2doLwf — Mr. A ð (@cricdrugs) December 3, 2019 Seriously. wat a shot !!!!! https://t.co/18NrnePGZS — Kuptaan ð®ð³ (@Kuptaan) December 3, 2019 They're answering their own question. Just one more and we're finished#AUSvPAK https://t.co/hhWea5w8X8 — Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) December 2, 2019 Oops. " Too short " https://t.co/hEHigh2mky — Zero (@IamRhn_) December 3, 2019 Great going. Nice moisture in the pitch today. https://t.co/1cVc6U5Icj — Aniket Deshpande (@aniket0608) December 3, 2019 'Sorry' is required. "De Kock goes big" ðððððð Sorry guys ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ https://t.co/wh8IViYz3t — Sabeeha Majid ♥ð¿ð¦ (@SabeehaMajid) December 3, 2019 Brilliant. Pulled it at the last moment. Brilliant timing there. https://t.co/14uVktH5Vw — The Sarcastic Jerk (@The_Sarcastic_J) December 3, 2019 That is like a conclusion for both. The pitch was very wet, the ball was swinging either way.. but due to the hot conditions and intense power play, both teams performed well. https://t.co/LaKDC2RM0F — à¤à¤°.à¤à¤® (@runjhunmehrotra) December 3, 2019 The first step for both. The covers are off. https://t.co/FwXEx2o9jI — Saad Amjad (@SaadAmjad_) December 3, 2019 Umm. “It's good length & he's putting it right into the block hole” ð¤·ð»‍âï¸ð𤣠https://t.co/fyRyyEAALl — Rors (@Rorsroars) December 3, 2019 How is that one-sided? It's been a bit one sided so far, 69 for 2. https://t.co/riRZpMUyaL — Professor Dr RED (@Theodahad_) December 3, 2019 View the full article
  2. With winter almost here, we think it is time to tweak your skincare routine a little. As great and comprehensive your skincare regime may be, it cannot be the same throughout the weather. © iStock With a shift in the season, the surrounding air, water and the humidity levels, everything undergoes a massive change. And like most of us, if you too reside in a city that has to deal with absurd levels of pollution, you need to factor that in as well, when you come up with a skincare regime. © iStock Considering all these things, here are a few skincare products that you should consider, if a flawless, ever-glowing skin is something that you are looking for. MensXP Mud Begin Natural Face Wash __ECOMPRODUCT__41__ Formulated especially for men with oily and combination skin, the MensXP Mud Begin Natural face wash is THE face wash for men. Loaded with the goodness that comes from using Amazonian clay as a cleansing agent, this face wash not only cleans your skin from deep within, but also goes a long way in nourishing and keeping it hydrated. Why we recommend Paraben and sulfate free All-natural ingredients Clay-based cleansing agent works deep inside the skin, without any damages O3+ Men Ice Cool Acne/Blemish Control Cleanser © O3+ No matter how hard you try, you simply cannot beat the effects that your lifestyle has on your skin, without changing them. What you can do is mitigate some of the effects that the elements of the environment have on you. This acne and blemish control cleanser from O3+ works as a gentle and yet powerful cleanser. It is enriched with tea tree oil & aloe vera extracts which remove most impurities, all the while revitalising and brightening dull & oily skin. Why we recommend Tea Tree Oil & Aloe Vera Extracts work from deep within the skin A great way to deal with the impact of pollution on the skin Revitalises dull complexion Phy Shield Pollution Protect Face + Beard Wash © Phy Rarely do we advocate using your face wash for your beard, but Phy's Shield Pollution Protect has been formulated to work really well on your face's skin, as well as your beard. The best thing about Phy's products, other than the fact that they are bereft of all harmful chemicals, is the fact they are certified by PETA for being completely vegan, and cruelty-free. Moreover, thanks to the ingredients such as olive and quinoa, the face + beard wash keeps your skin and mane all hydrated and nourished. Why we recommend Paraben and sulfate free Cruelty-free and vegan All-natural ingredients Does away with the need for a separate beard wash Beardo De-Tan Caffeine Face Scrub © Beardo Because the skin on your face is way more thin and sensitive as compared to the rest of your body, you need a good scrubber. It should be something which is not too abrasive on the skin and does the job really well. Beardo's De-Tan Caffeine Face Scrub comes loaded with the goodness of ground coffee, coffee oil, and almond oil to give your skin all-rounded protection. Plus, this is a great way to give your skin a quick boost in case you're heading out for an all-nighter. Why we recommend Made using natural ingredients Exfoliates and moisturises the skin, thus brightening dull complexion Highly beneficial to protect your skin against pollution Innisfree Forest For Men No Sebum Sunblock SPF 50+ © Innisfree Most sunscreens do not sit well on the skin, and act really weird, leaving blotches and streaks that make our faces look weird. That is mainly because of an ingredient called sebum, which works really well to protect against the sun. Innisfree's Forest For Men No Sebum Sunblock regulates sebum secretion that makes it work better as a sunblock, all the while protecting the skin and keeping it healthy and nourished. Why we recommend Antisebum sunblock suitable for oily skin SPF 50+ protects the skin from harmful UV rays Does not leave any residue View the full article
  3. 2019 has been a great year for smartphones in general. From budget phones to high-end flagships, we got a ton of new phones this year. And if there's one thing that has improved a lot this year, then it's the smartphone cameras. This has been the case across different price ranges, which is simply amazing. Today, we'll be taking a look at some of the best smartphone cameras according to DxOMark. DxOMark, for those of you who don't know, is an independent benchmarking website that scientifically accesses smartphones and its lenses. They do a pretty job of testing out the cameras and coming up with a comprehensive review of the same. So, let's take a look at DxOMark's picks for the best smartphone cameras. © YouTube/ TheVerge Firstly, we have the all-rounder category, which basically means these phones are good for both photography and videography. According to the website, it's the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition. Both of them are kickass devices and they pack some really good cameras. The Mate 30 Pro sports a quad-camera setup, whereas the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition sports a Penta-camera setup with a 108MP sensor. The Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition isn't available in India right now, but we think Xiaomi is already gearing up to launch it, or at least a version of it, in India as the Mi Note 10. So, keep your eyes peeled. © YouTube/ Marques Brownlee As for videography, well, this one must've been very easy to pick. It's the iPhone 11 Pro Max. One of the reasons we think it's best for videos because it has the ability to shoot HDR videos without losing any details. That makes a whole lot of difference. Heck, Selena Gomez even shot a music video with the phone. Yes, it's that good. Next up, we have the best smartphone with ultra-wide cameras. According to DxOMark, the Galaxy Note 10+ has the best ultra-wide lens. iPhone 11 Pro Max is also equally good, but it looks like Samsung's your best bet. And when it comes to optical zoom, DxOMark says the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is the winner. Well, that's not really surprising considering the fact that you can use the phone to take some stunning shots of the moon, just like you would on the P30 Pro. Lastly, we have the low-light photography, and the website says the Mate 30 Pro is the winner here too. Sadly, the iPhone didn't make the cut here, and neither did the Pixel 4. © YouTube/ GSMArena DxOMark hardly has budget phones on the list, so we decided to add our picks. If your budget is under Rs. 15,000, then we think the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a great option for you. It has a 64MP sensor, which means you can get some stunning-looking images with crisp details. However, if you're on a tight budget, then we think you should check out the Redmi Note 8 or the Realme 5s. Both of them have 48MP sensors and have a ton of different lenses for a versatile setup. View the full article
  4. Wireless earphones have suddenly become one of the fastest-growing segments in gadgets and it seems like serious audiophile brand HiFiMAN doesn't want to be left behind. The company is known for making high-grade wired audio products that are good for various purposes such as studio monitoring, DJing and casual listening. HiFiMAN recently launched the TWS 600 in India and we've been using it for a few weeks to find out if it is actually any good. Sure, it's no AirPods killer but it can be a good option for people looking for an alternative. Design and Comfort © HiFiMan TWS 600 When it comes to truly wireless earphones, there are three factors that matter the most - design, comfort and sound quality. The HiFiMAN TWS 600 does not have a conventional earbud design that you may have seen before. It is unusual, bulky and a little weird looking. Both earbuds have a physical button that also houses LED lights that work as status indicators. It has a very uneven surface full of cracks and dips that may not be everyone's cup of tea. The design choice is certainly bold, but it is not for everyone. © MensXP The one thing we absolutely did not like was the charging case of the wireless earbuds. It is jarring and quite ugly to look at due to the colour scheme being used. The logo placement also feels very gaudy and has not been placed symmetrically. Every time we looked at the charging case, we felt like moving the asymmetrical logo to the left and shrink it in size. The charging case has a USB-C, while the closing mechanism has two magnetic flaps. These flaps make it extremely hard to open the case and cannot be opened using just one hand. In terms of comfort, the HiFiMAN TWS 600 comes with numerous ear tips of different sizes and designs. You will need to pick out the best fit according to your ear canal. We usually use the biggest tip there is as it helps in isolating ambient sound. The HiFiMAN TWS 600 is also IPX4 certified which means you can use them at the gym or when out for a run. They are water and sweat resistant and will not falter with minor water damage. The weird design choice on the HiFiMAN TWS 600 also works in its favour as it has no sharp edges to cause discomfort. You can wear these for hours without feeling any fatigue. Having said that, they are quite bulky when compared to the 1MORE Stylish True Wireless earbuds. Sound Quality Before we get into the sound quality of the HiFiMAN TWS 600, it is worth mentioning that these earbuds do not offer support for aptX or LDC codecs. It is only limited to SBC which can be a turn off for some users. © MensXP Having said that, the sound quality is still not as bad as we expected it to be on paper. The Soundstage makes you feel closer to the music and you can clearly hear the instruments as if you were next to them. Having said that, we did feel that the HiFiMAN TWS 600 tuning was a bit off as the highs and mids were all over the place. Sometimes it would sound great with vocal tracks as there is more emphasis on the higher mid-range frequency. However, if you prefer to listen to electronica or instrumental music, the experience can be inconsistent. The lower frequencies are better to listen to if you know what you are doing. We suggest using a custom music player on your device that lets you adjust the frequencies. You will need to equalise the upper midrange and highs to get the ideal bass performance. Don't expect the lower frequencies to hit the lowest notes as the signal is not coming from a wire. For a Bluetooth earbud, the HiFiMAN TWS 600 does more than fair in the lower frequencies. The highs or treble in layman terms is not as sharp as it can get on Bluetooth earphones. However, you will still need to adjust it according to your own liking, depending on the genre you like listening to. The highs do have good detail and are good enough for a Bluetooth earphone. We did not expect to hear every single detail in a song, however it suffices the need of a casual listener. Battery Life On a single charge, the HiFiMAN TWS 600 can last up to 5.5 hours. However, at higher volumes, you can expect it to dip down to 4.5 hours. That's quite impressive, considering how other TWS earphones perform in this category. The charging case, on the other hand, can bring up the total battery life up to 38.5 hours with a total charge cycle of seven times. The Final Say For Rs 12,999 the HiFiMAN TWS 600 becomes an extremely recommendable pair of wireless earbuds, thanks to its competition. If you are looking for Bluetooth earphones that can last up to 30+ hours, the HiFiMAN TWS 600 makes sense for you. However, if you are looking for something that offers better sound; you can also consider the 1MORE Stylish True Wireless earbuds. View the full article
  5. Poco F1 was a phenomenal phone that was launched by Xiaomi more than a year ago, however, the smartphone will be available for a special price tomorrow. Black Friday sales have made their way to India and Xiaomi is hosting their own Black Friday sale tomorrow. The Chinese company is offering discounts on many of its products that include smartphones, lifestyle products and ecosystem devices. One of the most striking deal will be on the Poco F1. © Poco If you've been waiting to buy the smartphone this would be the perfect time to buy it at a discount. It will sell at Rs 15,000 for the 6GB+64GB model. Other variants i.e. 6GB+128GB 8GB+256GB variants will be priced at Rs 18,999 and Rs 19,999 respectively. The Poco F1 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset and the Adreno 630 GPU. The smartphone has been outfitted with a 12MP+5MP primary camera setup and a 20MP front camera, both having AI functionality. The Poco F1 has a 6-inch FHD+ LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Xiaomi's Black Friday sale is not only limited to the Poco F1 as a range of products will be getting special deals. You can check out the full list here. The sale will be taking place on mi.com and will run from Friday, 29 November 2019 until Monday, 2 December 2019. Customers will be able to avail a 10% instant discount on all HDFC debit and credit cards on Mi.com, Flipkart and Amazon. Users can also avail up to INR 1500 cashback in offline partner stores with HDFC debit and credit cards. View the full article
  6. Imagine this situation - a man is married to a woman who loves someone else. For his wife's happiness, the man decides to file for divorce and help her reunite with her lover. Wow, now that's a story of selfless love that we don't get to see often. I know what you guys are thinking. The last time it happened was in 1999 with Ajay Devgn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Well, you're right, but something similar happened recently in Bhopal too where a man agreed to divorce his wife so she can marry her lover and we guess it's time someone thought of a sequel to the movie on these lines. Mahesh (name changed) is a software engineer by profession who has been married to Sangeeta (name changed), a fashion designer for seven years now and have two kids. They were living happily or so the people around them thought, until one day Mahesh found out about the man his wife was in love with before their wedding. She wanted to marry him but her father was, reportedly, against their relationship and married her off to Mahesh instead. After her wedding, she found out that the guy was so heartbroken that he decided not to marry anyone else. So, they started talking and she fell for him again. This led to arguments between Mahesh and Sangeeta as she realised that she wanted to live with her lover. So, Mahesh approached a family court to file for divorce from his wife to help her reunite with the man she loves. For his wife's happiness, Mahesh was willing to let her go and live with her lover. However, Mahesh also said that he doesn't want any of these developments to affect their kids, so he filed for divorce and sought custody of the children. He further said that the wife can visit the children whenever she wants. Now, that's a really brave thing Mahesh did there. View the full article
  7. He wants to win. He's a proven winner. I've made it clear that I'm at the stage of my career where I want to win trophies. Photo: AFPHarry Kane hopes 'proven winner' Jose Mourinho can deliver the trophies that Tottenham crave after taking over as...
  8. Even though Shah Rukh Khan has been in the industry for more than two decades now, his fashion game still remains indubitable. His style has evolved over time and has gotten only better. We swooned over his uber-cool way to accessorise back then and now, and his appearances in classic suits or relaxed outfits are unmissable. © viralbhayani Recently, he was spotted in a subdued and a casual avatar. His airport game looked like it has evolved by miles as he was seen wearing ill-fitted jeans that are extremely baggy. A leap that was least expected from SRK happened and we couldn't stop digging his look. © viralbhayani Speaking of extra-long or extra baggy pants, even Ranveer was wearing them. We loved how he was seen making a statement in such ill-fitted jeans and still looked dapper doing so. On the other hand, when the 'Badshah Of Bollywood' styled his baggy pants, we must say, he did it better than Ranveer could. Looks like someone else is ready to take the throne. © viralbhayani © viralbhayani It's not just Ranveer or SRK who have delved into it but even Tiger Shroff was seen turning heads in such dope pants. The unaltered style is definitely the right way to look relaxed and stylish. As for SRK's overall airport ensemble, he wore a plaid bomber jacket with patchwork baggy pants. If this is not experimental, we don't know what is. Must say, SRK is truly ageing in reverse when it comes to his sartorial sensibilities. View the full article
  9. Acne-prone skin is always tricky to deal with, especially when you don't know what the trigger is. Taking into account the pollution, products, and chemicals our skin is exposed to on a daily basis, breakouts are inevitable more or less. However, one of the major factors for acne, that isn't given much thought about, is the fabric that you might be wearing. The composition of the fabric that you wear can also potentially irritate your skin or worse can be the reason behind your body acne. So, what's the best fabric for all skin types? Dermatologists have suggested that natural fibres are the best for your skin, think organic cotton, wool, cashmere, hemp, silk, alpaca, and linen. Properties of organic fabrics, like the fact that they are soft, moisture-wicking, and hypoallergenic always work best for the skin. Besides, they're better for the environment. So, likewise, if you discover that you do in fact have sensitive skin that gets irritated by fabrics, then probably, it's best to avoid synthetic fibres, like polyester that, on a microscopic level, can act like barbed wire and disrupt function. The reason behind this could be a result of the formaldehyde finishing resins, dyes, glues, chemical additives, and tanning agents used in processing the fabric or clothing. In fact, post every season when you pull out clothes for the next season, that are probably dust-ridden by now, could also be the reason behind the acne. Even polyamides, or nylon, are fabrics that have synthetic sources that can be potentially irritating for your skin. Then, how do you prevent the irritation? Here are some points to keep in mind: 1. Stick To Organic Fabrics © MENSXP Replace synthetic fabrics in your closet with organic ones. This might take a while but making a conscious effort in avoiding synthetic fabrics might significantly reduce your body acne. 2. Use Moisturiser As Barrier © Gettyimages A regular moisturiser can act as a great barrier between your skin and the fabric which makes sure that your skin is guarded at all times. 3. Make Sure Your Intimates Don't Have A Synthetic Composition © Gettyimages The composition of intimate garments can make a huge difference. Synthetic intimates can easily cause discomfort, rubbing, or irritation. The right fabric of undergarments can prevent rashes, fungal, and even bacterial infections. 4. Choose The Right Detergent Choose a detergent that's fragrance-free and dye-free to wash your clothing. However, do not use excess detergent as it can cling on to your clothes even after the wash and can potentially irritate your skin. View the full article
  10. Teachers are one of the best things that can happen to you. While most of us definitely do not want to meet the teacher whose fear spread faster than light, we do wish to meet a certain Tshering Doma Bhutia, a teacher from Sikkim who has now become internet's latest obsession, thanks to her kickass dance moves and audacity (in a good way) to perform better than Ranveer Singh on one of his songs. Bhansali Productions Bhutia's dance skills came into the limelight on Children's Day, when she danced on Ranveer Singh's song 'Malhari' from Bajirao Mastani. She was filled with energy and for a second we thought that she borrowed all of it from Ranveer Singh. The video was shared by Melli Government Secondary School's facebook page, where she teaches. From hooting and whistling for her to joining her during her performance; the kids thoroughly enjoyed the gig and I don't think there can be a better gift for the students on Children's Day. The video that has now gone viral has garnered over 84,000 views and tons of comments thanking and saluting the teacher for her efforts. Well, looks like Ranveer Singh has got some tough competition right here. We wonder how he will do a dance performance at their school just on this song. View the full article
  11. The modern-day Indian cricket team has become a force to be reckoned with. Once terrified of fast-paced Australian and Pakistani bowlers, the Indian bowling attack itself has evolved into a pacing superpower. Add to that the extensive and steady batting lineup spearheaded by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Team India is virtually unbeatable at home. In the first ever Day-Night Test match to be held in India, Kohli and Co. showed their mettle in the longest format of the game at the prestigious Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Thanks to the extraordinary fast-ball lineup of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami, the entire Bangladesh batting order collapsed on the first day having scored just 106 runs. Sharma's 5-for combined with Yadav's three-wicket haul was the highlight the the pink-ball debut on Day 1. Ishant Sharma has only his second five-for at home, 12 years since his first against Pakistan ðï¸https://t.co/Rl7lqr69i5 #PinkBallTest pic.twitter.com/OMiWDxzmOs — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 22, 2019 And then came Virat Kohli's thunderous 136-run innings alongside Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane's respective half-tons which gave India a 241-run lead before the skipper decided to declare the innings and let Mominul Haque's men approach the pitch for their second innings. Century No.70 ðð White ball Hundred-ðComplete Red ball Hundred-ðComplete Pink ball Hundred-ðComplete #ViratKohli ðKingð pic.twitter.com/UV4o33XDO0 — Karan Patel (@kp85karan) November 23, 2019 However, despite some serious effort shown by Mushfiqur Rahim who played a respectable 74-run knock the might of the Bengal Tigers failed to withstand the Indian pace, eventually leading to a defeat by an innings for the second of the two Tests as well. While this was Team India's first pink-ball win, it also happens to be the fourth straight Test match that they have won by more than an innings. Ahead of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, the Indians hosted Faf du Plessis for a three-match Test series. After winning the first match by 203 runs in Visakhapatnam, they went on to seal the series win with innings victories in Mumbai and Ranchi. This is #TeamIndia's 7 straight Test win in a row, which is our longest streak ððªð#PinkBallTest @Paytm pic.twitter.com/Lt2168Qidn — BCCI (@BCCI) November 24, 2019 The series win against Bangladesh also takes Team India's undefeated streak in the red and pink ball cricket to 12 with the last series that India faced on their homeland dating back to the 2012-13 season against England. View the full article
  12. There is a reason why the captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli monopolised the 2018 edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards. From being named the Captain of ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Year to being crowned the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year, Kohli won it all. ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year â ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Year â ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year â Captain of ICC Test Team of the Year â Captain of ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year â Let's hear from the man himself, @imvKohli! #ICCAwards ð pic.twitter.com/3M2pxyC44n — ICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019 And that reason is the level of consistency the batsman has shown regardless of the location of the match or the format of the game. Red-ball cricket has been a speciality of the Delhi-born especially in 2018 and a better half of 2019 during which he not only achieved some extraordinary achievements such as becoming the first Indian skipper to win a Test series against Australia on their home turf but also maintained his number one spot in the ICC Men's Test Batting ranking until September 2019. Congratulations to @imVkohli and his team for reaching one of Indian cricket's final frontiers and winning a test series in Australia for the first time. Gritty batting, marvellous fast bowling and a fine team effort has done us proud. Let's make a habit of it! #PresidentKovind — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 7, 2019 If you thought the pressure of a limited-over game would get the better of the man, Kohli's numbers in the 50-over format of the game are even more marvellous. Against the top teams of the international circuit, namely Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa, Kohli has played a total of 117 innings with an average of 57.19 and a stunning strike rate of 92.19. Overall, the cricketer boasts an average of 60.31 with a strike rate of 93.21 in 239 One-Day Internationals in his career. And what does he do in the first pink-ball game that he becomes a part of? He goes on a rampage against the Bangladesh bowling attack, slams 18 boundaries on his way to a monstrous 136-run innings, 30 more runs than the entire Bengal Tigers batting lineup in the first innings. Century No.70 ðð White ball Hundred-ðComplete Red ball Hundred-ðComplete Pink ball Hundred-ðComplete #ViratKohli ðKingð pic.twitter.com/UV4o33XDO0 — Karan Patel (@kp85karan) November 23, 2019 Not only did he become the first Asian batsman to score a pink-ball ton, he also went on to surpass Ricky Ponting on the list of most Test centuries as captain with 20 and is only behind South Africa's Graeme Smith who leads the list with 25 tons as a skipper. Kohli also became the fastest batsman in the world to score 70 international centuries with legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Ponting now in his rear-view mirror. For his wonderful performance with the bat at Kolkata's Eden Gardens, Michael Vaughan preached a similar message: Red Ball ... White Ball ... Now Pink Ball ... @imVkohli is the best Batsman across all formats in this era ... #100 #INDvBAN — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 23, 2019 View the full article
  13. Earlier this month we came across the WhatsApp Pegasus spying controversy which raised a lot of questions about our privacy. In fact, WhatsApp was recently under the scanner for malware that could let anyone hack into our phones. Now, we've learned that our government can essentially hack into any of our phones and gain access to intercept our communication, decrypt information and more. Yes, it's quite scary if you think about the fact that our own government is "empowered" to not only monitor but also intercept our communication at any given time. © Reuters In fact, there's an open document on the Lok Sabha website which states that "Section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 empowers lawful interception of messages." You can read it right here. It states that permission to tap our phones is approved by the Union Home Secretary (for Central Government), and the Union Home Secretary of the State concerned (in case of a State Government). The document also states that a total of 10 government agencies have the necessary authorization to intercept our communication at any given time. Here's the complete list of the agencies - 1. Intelligence Bureau 2. Narcotics Control Bureau 3. Enforcement Directorate 4. Central Board of Direct Taxes 5. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence 6. Central Bureau of Investigation 7. National Investigation Agency 8. Cabinet Secretariat (RAW) 9. Directorate of Signal Intelligence © Reuters This particular matter was brought to light by minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy while responding to questions in the parliament. In his response, he cited the said document. It's also worth pointing out that the government is currently trying to get Facebook to eliminate end-to-end encryption so they can trace the messages back to the sender or receiver. While that sounds like a fair request for tracking terrorists and others who are a threat to the nation, we aren't sure everyone concerned about their privacy wouldn't find it intrusive. If Facebook gets rid of end-to-end encryption, not only the government but even hackers will be able to trace all the messages and more. Facebook isn't budging though, but we wonder what will happen in the future. And the fact that our government agencies have the authorization to get into our phones any time isn't helping the case either. Of course, Reddy didn't suggest that the agencies with access are indeed tapping our phones actively. However, it's hard to believe that some people out there can legally tap into our phones. It certainly raises a lot of questions about human rights violations among many others. Source: Lok Sabha Document View the full article
  14. While we sit and stare in to our screens and are privileged enough to have the luxury to do so, many of us can't even make ends meet. In a quest to educate the ones who find it hard to make a living, we often forget books can be such a luxury for them. This is the reason why the Kerala MLA has decided to break the mould and help the less fortunate with reasonable access to education. CPM MLA VK Prasanth has urged people to give him books, instead of flowers, which he has promised to donate to different government schools within his constituency. So far, this is the most noble cause we've seen the initiation for in the longest time and in all genuineness, this MLA is a true messiah for its people. © The News Minute According to a few reports, he was approached by some government schools, who were ardently seeking help to set up libraries for their students who could have access to a few books, whenever required. The MLA swung into action when he reached out to people of his constituency through Facebook, asking them to donate books, instead of spending money and giving him flowers. A rally held in his constituency last week helped him collect at least 3,500 books from the people who attended it. He announced that the books will be donated to various government schools in his constituency, where children will be granted complete and absolute access to them. He thanked the people for their generosity for donating the books they could, or didn't need. Prasanth was also very active during the 2018 Kerala floods and helped a great deal with the rescue operations in the state, after which he won the polls in the state elections and became an MLA in the Vattiyoorkavu constituency. © BCCL Just yesterday the world celebrated International Men's Day and we summoned all the men in their respective fields who've broken stereotypes and made a difference and Prasanth definitely should be added to that list. He's set a great precedence for all the politicians who spend their days rallying to win people's hearts, and not cater to their basic and immediate needs instead. Health and education is the first and foremost fundamental need that needs to be looked after by each state and we're glad MLA VK Prasanth has set foot in the right direction, giving us a positive change to look forward to. View the full article
  15. Fast charging has now become the norm for smartphones and it seems like Realme is taking it a step further. We've already been accustomed to the 30W charger on the OnePlus 7 Series, however Realme's upcoming X2 Pro smartphone comes with a whopping 50W charger. © Weibo Currently, only the Huawei Mate 30 Pro offers 40W charging and the Galaxy Note 10+ does support up to 45W charging but it needs to be bought separately. The Realme X2 Pro comes with a 50W charger out of the box and we've been testing the charging speeds on the phone. So far, the fastest full charge we've achieved from 0 to 100% has been in 32 minutes. The Realme X2 Pro uses OPPO's Super VOOC charging technology that offers 10V/5A charging. Then VOOC rapid charging technology works a bit differently from the traditional Power Delivery protocol. To put things into perspective, Super VOOC can charge a two-cell battery in parallel. Super VOOC is also the same technology that has been licensed to OnePlus to use as “Warp Charge.” Realme claims that the 50W charger can fully charge the X2 Pro in 35 minutes. However, in our tests, we got it to charge even faster than the company's claims. You can use OnePlus' 30W charger too, but it does not charge it as fast as the supplied charger. You will be able to get it to about 65% in 30 minutes, about the same time you can fully charge the X2 Pro with the Super VOOC 50W charger. © Realme So far, Realme's 50W charger has been really convenient as we were able to top-up the smartphone whenever needed. Sometimes, we would forget to charge the phone at night but we could still get almost 60% charge in 20 minutes in the morning and it would last an entire working day. Currently, the Realme X2 Pro supports the fastest charging speed on a smartphone in India and is the marquee feature of the smartphone. We will bring you more details about the Realme X2 Pro in our official review once the embargo lifts soon. View the full article
  16. Are you looking to buy a new smartphone under Rs 20,000? Well, 2019 has been a spectacular year for mobile phones with a ton of great devices coming out across different price brackets including the budget segment. We recently covered the list of phones priced under Rs 15,000. But if you can stretch your budget a bit, then you can get a lot more devices to pick and choose from. Let's check them out. 1. Redmi K20 © Xiaomi The Redmi K20 is one of the best Xiaomi phones of 2019 and it's a flagship-grade device that's powered by Snapdragon 730 SoC inside. It's also one of the best-looking phones that Xiaomi has ever released, as it comes with a flaming gradient finish and a bezel-less edge-to-edge display. It also sports a pop-up selfie camera and the triple camera setup at the back can take some stunning shots. 2. Realme XT © Karthik Iyer/ MensXP Realme XT is the first smartphone to ship with a 64MP camera sensor in India. It shares the same design as the Realme 5 Pro and the Realme X, but this one has a glass body, which makes it look much more premium. It's powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC and comes in three RAM and storage variants. It's also capable of taking some stunning photos and has a 4,000 mAh battery. You can read our full review of the phone right here. 3. Vivo Z1x © Karthik Iyer/ MensXP The Vivo Z1x is a slightly upgraded version of the Vivo Z1 Pro as the new phone comes with more or less the same specs with just the addition of a 48MP sensor. That said, it's still a great phone. It's a solid device with a good display, great cameras, and some powerful internals. You can read our first impressions of the phone right here. 4. Poco F1 © Akshay Bhalla/ MensXP Poco F1 is one of those devices that managed to remain in the spotlight for an entire year and still going strong. We don't know if Xiaomi is planning to release Poco F2, but the first-generation device is still a great option if you're on a tight budget. For Rs 15,999, you can get the 128GB version of Poco F1, which is quite awesome if you think about it. It's got great specs, good cameras and a whole lot more. Read our review here to find out more. View the full article
  17. If you're a Harry Potter fan, then you've probably spent your early teens waiting for that magical letter to Hogwarts, trying to wonder whether Diagon Alleys is real or not, and practicing charms and spells on inanimate objects around the house. Sure, we grew up, but that magic within our hearts continued to stay on. So, while Hogwarts is a dream that probably only came true in our hearts, here's one piece of good news for ardent HP fans out there. Harry's childhood home, the 'Godric's Hollow' ( no, not the attic at Privet Drive), is now available on Airbnb and can be rented our for around Rs.10,942 a night. © Airbnb This is the same house where he got the scar from Lord Voldemort, and Lily and James Potter died saving him. So while nothing of this horrendous experience awaits you, this is just for fans who'd like to live and soak in some aesthetic pleasure. Oh, also without Lord Voldemort waiting for you! © Airbnb © Airbnb © Airbnb The house is not just famous for its fictional setting but also enjoys a history of its own. Located in the village of Lavenham in the English Country, the De Vere House used to be a former five star bed and breakfast. Its rustic setting and beautiful architecture includes one of the most photographed doors in the world. © Airbnb The one-bedroom space is made available by the owner who live in the same property. The village has over 300 heritage properties and is actually a beautiful sight for history lovers. In case you manage to save up and more importantly, get a booking here, make sure you add it to your Harry Potter bucket list! View the full article
  18. Imagine you are watching the Indian cricket team play an ICC World Cup knockout match. With the game on the line, one of the Indian players drops a catch which leads to the team losing the match and the opportunity to win the title for the next four years. You are furious at the player. You pick up your phone, go to Twitter and cuss the hell out of him and vent your frustration out. But you are not alone. There are thousands of people who are simultaneously doing the same. Come on guys give him some time.He is still young and very talented. He is gonna be ace card in future just wait and watch. #RishabhPant pic.twitter.com/CWQhgWNr7I — Harshit saini (@Harshit20850130) November 4, 2019 That one player on the other hand is the focal point of all the negative comments and it is physically impossible for him to reply to each and everyone of your comments. What kind of impact will that have on the cricketer? What if something like that is happening to that athlete on a daily basis? Can he forget all the hate the next time he is in the middle of the ground and focus on the match? “It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better,” said the 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt in his iconic 'The Man In The Arena' speech in 1910. “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory or defeat.” THE MAN IN THE ARENA â¬ï¸ â¬ï¸ â¬ï¸ pic.twitter.com/VnU69CPprg — Martin Wood (@systemldr) November 9, 2019 According to a 2008 research paper by The Sport Journal, the distraction caused by destructive criticism and hate mails lead to “negative mood responses, detrimental arousal and anxiety levels, and stress, thus resulting in the consumption of mental energy.” Mental energy is arguably the most important aspect behind an athlete's ability to pay attention to the minute details of the game that leads to what we call a “good performance”. Noticing the swing in the ball, judging the kind of shot that needs to be played on a particular delivery, gauging your position to catch the ball meteoring towards the ground, everything requires mental energy, regardless of how great a player you are. “It comes down to who's better on the day, who's in a better mental place, who's got more energy left, who's tougher when it really comes to the crunch. In tennis, there's always somebody who's going to be a little bit better because there are no draws in our sport." #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/w80XQZgTuR — ATP Tour (@atptour) July 14, 2019 It is a well known fact that there are certain athletes media publications prefer to write more about because they draw greater readership as compared to someone lesser known. It is also a well known fact that human beings love to criticise others and love to read about each others' failures. Hence these athletes are targeted and regardless of their team winning or losing, they will be criticised and compared to other players. While whispering their achievements, highlight their weaknesses and give their readers the opportunity to do the same. Throughout history, we have seen athletes falling prey to unwarranted media criticism and rapid downfall and even moving away from their sport because of it. NFL player, Ricky Williams was an exceptional athlete, who played the game on a level higher than the rest of the people on the field during his college days. But having suffered from debilitating social anxiety disorder and extreme shyness, excessive media attention made him give up the game he was great at. Before quitting, Williams had confessed to dreading interviews could be seen wearing eye shades inside his helmet to avoid eye contact. Remember when Ricky Williams talked about using weed as a self-medication method for treating anxiety and possibly early onset CTE symptoms and he was banned from the league https://t.co/oPUtltwY1p — coleman (@MrColeWorld) February 18, 2019 Cases of being convicted for raping Miss Black America and biting off his opponent, Evander Holyfield's ear made boxer Mike Tyson an easy target to the media to get inside his personal space and write about every single thing he did. Having won almost every title there was to win for the ruthless American, the decline was as quick as he ascend to the top when his personal life used to be laid out on the front page of the tabloids almost every single day. A day before Tyson got knocked out in the fourth round against Danny Williams, which signaled the end of his professional career, he was asked if all the media attention affected his performance and Tyson said: “It's my job to beat people and win fights…and it's their job to sell papers. Everything that could've been said about Mike Tyson has already been said. I don't take it personally like I use to.” Even sisters Serena and Venus Williams have been criticised for being “unskilled players” who have dominated women's tennis only because they were “hard hitters”. A similar case which is taking massive prominence in India in the modern era is that of the current Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who has been criticised for the smallest of mistakes on a national and sometimes even international level. View the full article
  19. "I am sure they?ll bounce back in time for the T20I World Cup in 2020," he assured. Former Australia cricketer Mike Hussey consoled the Pakistan cricket team for their underwhelming 10-wicket loss in the final match of the T20I series against...
  20. The Galaxy Fold is a reality and we got to test out the smartphone for a few days to get to know what makes it tick. We had talked about rumours and leaks for years before a folding smartphone officially became a reality earlier this year. We tested the “improved” version of the smartphone that fixed all of the issues it had during the first iteration. We opened and closed it for days at times without any reason and still couldn't get enough of the Galaxy Fold. We took it out in the streets, used it for watching movies and play some games, yet didn't get bored with the phone. Sure, it may seem like a very expensive smartphone that comes with some gimmicks, a lot of innovation and a new way to use a smartphone, it was still a head-turner in many ways. The Galaxy Fold is no ordinary smartphone. It is for the affluent and for the tech enthusiast who wants the latest innovation in his/her hand. It's not your ideal smartphone that plays it safe with specifications, design and pricing; it's a smartphone that gives you a glimpse into what the future may look like. Here's our review of the Galaxy Fold and how our experience was using a foldable smartphone Design and Display © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla You have probably seen enough pictures of the Galaxy Fold online to draw your own conclusions. It has a classic clamshell design and resembles the Nokia Communicator when unfolded. However, instead of revealing a keyboard and timing screen when unfolded, it reveals a 7.3-inch OLED display. Samsung knows that you cannot use the smartphone in the unfolded state all the time which is why there is a second 4.6-inch screen at the front for carrying out basic tasks such as reading texts or answering calls. While this display can be used for watching videos; the real experience lies in the bigger screen. Using the bigger screen is also ideal for typing out messages as the smaller screen at the front is too tight to use. It feels more comfortable to use the primary display as most keyboards like the Samsung Keyboard, Gboard and Swiftkey adapt according to the screen. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla At the back, there is a triple camera setup that looks similar to what you may have seen on previous Samsung smartphones. The front and back of the smartphone is supported by a hinge that also doubles up as a stem when unfolded. During the course of our review, the hinge felt really sturdy even though multiple people opened and closed it like maniacs. Having said that, the Galaxy Fold does have a noticeable gap between the two screens when unfolded. The gap is big enough for debris, lint and other small particles to get through. Due to this very reason, Samsung has reinforced the hinge with rubber caps to block debris' entry. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The other thing that may interest you is that the fingerprint sensor is placed at the side of the phone. The Galaxy Fold does not come with an in-display fingerprint scanner and instead uses a small, side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It can be a task to use this scanner due to its size, however it comes very handy in the dark. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla When it comes to the display quality of the primary screen, we can say with confidence that it's by far the most beautiful display we've seen. Even though it has an aspect ratio of 1:1, we still enjoyed watching content on streaming services. There is a slight issue with the overall experience as there is a large notch on the upper right corner of the display. It houses a few cameras and due to this notch, some of your content may suffer the letterboxing effect. Certain applications and games tend to cut off that part of the content and not many applications have been optimised for this aspect ratio. Apart from these issues, the display is excellent for typing, reading ebooks and digital comics even though it takes a bit of time to adjust. Performance and Cameras On the hardware front, you will find specifications that are very much similar to the Galaxy S10 or the Note 10. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset, has 8GB of RAM, a massive battery and a triple-lens main camera system. For selfies, the Fold has three selfie cameras: a 10-megapixel lens (when folded), another 10-megapixel lens and a wide-angle shooter that sits in the top-right corner notch. The camera performance of the smartphone is very much similar to the Note 10, so expect good images from both the primary and selfie cameras. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla When it comes to the overall experience of the phone, it works almost identically to the previous flagship smartphone in terms of the software. It is clean, reliable and stable to use, however it is not the fastest Android smartphone you will use. The images taken are often over-processed or over-exposed. The camera performance is probably not the best you will experience but it is good enough for now. We have to mention though that using the camera is a very odd experience as the viewfinder on the small screen is not reliable enough for taking pictures. However, when taking images in the unfolded state, the camera experience is very much similar to taking pictures on a tablet. The Galaxy Fold comes with a 4,380 mAh battery which may not seem big enough for a phone with two screens, but the smartphone easily survives a full working day on a single charge. It kind of depends on what you are doing, to be honest. If you use it to watch a lot of videos and movies, you can expect the battery backup to drop down a bit. Regardless, we still got a screen on time of five hours on a single charge, which is quite a feat on its own. The Galaxy Fold can also be fast-charged like Note 10 and also supports wireless charging. Is It Worth It? © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla We've already tried to answer this question at the beginning of the review. The Galaxy Fold costs Rs 1.65 lakh which puts it in the luxury smartphone category. It is for the affluent or the tech enthusiast who has the means to afford this smartphone. Sure, it may not seem worthy to a lot of people, simply because of its price tag but then again, which luxury product isn't? We live in a world where people are willing to pay lakhs of rupees for designer handbags, wallets, and even sneakers, however there is never a backlash for these products being overpriced. Similar to such luxury products, even the Galaxy Fold is made in limited quality and is not available everywhere. However, it is packed with innovation that comes at a cost but makes it one of a kind. We can guarantee with full confidence that the Galaxy Fold will turn more heads than a super expensive luxury handbag or shoes. View the full article
  21. If there's one thing that colder temperature can cause is unrelenting dry skin. And even if you dress from head to toe, the signs of dry skin will still exist. While you can't do much about the weather, you can definitely remember to save yourself from dry, itchy skin. We've got this! These home remedies are worth giving a shot so you are ready to tackle the problem of dry skin and have a healthy-looking skin yet again. 1. Use Coconut Oil Coconut oil is like a moisturiser for your skin. It works best when applied during bedtime and is a safe and effective petroleum jelly for your dry skin. This oil can instantly hydrate your skin and also lessen the chances of getting itchy skin in winter. Use this solution thrice a week to see effective results. © Istock 2. Oatmeal Oatmeal is another ingredient that you can try out for your dry skin. Take oatmeal and grind it first. Add the powdered form to your bath. You can also use creams that have oatmeal as an ingredient as it will help relieve the itching sensation on your skin. Not just that, you can also make a scrub with raw milk and use it on your face in case of dry skin. © Istock 3. Yoghurt Yoghurt is your winter saviour as it can help control the dry skin issues. Applying this solution will not only fight the unwanted flakiness but also soften and moisturise your skin. Just take some yoghurt and apply it directly on your face. Keep it on for fifteen minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Following this for a week will prove to be beneficial. © Istock 4. Aloe Vera It doesn't matter if your hands are dry or your feet, because aloe vera gel takes care of all the affected areas. Take the gel out from the leaf and apply it on the areas that are dry. Allow it to soak and see how amazing your skin feels post its usage. © Istock 5. Milk If you feel itchy and see white spots anywhere on your skin, you can use cold milk. Just dip a cloth in it and dab it all over the affected areas. Do the same for ten minutes straight to see the soothing effects of milk. The lactic acid is magical and can do wonders for your dry and itchy skin. © Istock View the full article
  22. Sidharth Malhotra is one B-town celebrity who likes to keep his style minimal and yet makes a maximalist statement with it. There's no denying the fact that his style garners a lot of attention and is always on point. He is a fan of luxury brands and is mostly seen outshining the crowd in his Louboutin sneakers or Gucci suits. He truly brings the best fashion foot forward and we cannot stop adoring his sartorial sensibilities. © Instagram/Sidharth Malhotra Recently, for the promotions of his upcoming movie, Marjaavan, Sidharth looked dapper in his OTT outfit. But one thing that was the most impressive of all was his dirty sneakers. What a jaw-dropping statement! Here, take a look. © Instagram/Sidharth Malhotra © jimmy choo Sidharth is wearing Jimmy Choo's Portman Sneakers that are ultra white and splashed with beige print all over that gives it a 'worn-out' look. Furthermore, these sneakers have a round toe and lace upfront. The brand embossed tongue with white rubber sole makes this pair even edgier. © jimmy choo Dirty sneakers have a sassy appeal to them that even if you wear them during rainy days or on a trip, they will still look on point because that's how the design was supposed to look. Sidharth's sneakers have the same vibe and even though they appear dirty, they are still a classier version. The original price of these sneakers is a whopping Rs. 52,229 but currently, they are available for Rs. 15,619 which makes for a great deal! © Instagram/Sidharth Malhotra Coming to his outfit, the Marjavaan actor sported a grey t-shirt and layered it with a distressed denim jacket on it. The dirty sneakers are sure a statement piece here. Sidharth, you are setting goals for us with your dirty sneakers! View the full article
  23. Ever since Google broke the Fitbit acquisition news on Friday, there has been a lot of discussions about how Fitbit can help Google. This acquisition comes at a time when wearables, especially the fitness-centric wearables, are picking up once again in the market. While a lot of people are worried about their fitness and health-related data being used by Google to target them with ads, there's a positive side to this story. We think this acquisition can actually help Google build a good wearable. A perfect Apple Watch competitor for Android, if you will. (c) YouTube/ Fitbit Well, here are three ways in which Fitbit can help Google make the perfect Apple Watch competitor for Android. WearOS Needs Fitness-Centric Features WearOS, as a platform, lacked fitness-related features. Yes, it had Google Fit, but who uses Google Fit anyway? What Google needs right now is a smartwatch OS with a variety of fitness-centric features baked right into. Put all the features that are necessary to any given workout like the Apple Watch does and make it fun. Seriously, an Apple Watch can detect a fall and contact emergency service on its own. How cool is that? We need something like that, Google. YouTube/ Karl Konrad Heart Rate Tracking In case you don't know, Fitbit is popular for its PurePulse heart rate tracking technology. Fitbit's wearables are highly capable of keeping a proper track of your heart rate and making sure you have the data when you need it. We'll be bummed if Google doesn't use this technology. Heart rate tracking is really a big feature. Even a lot of basic fitness trackers can do that. But Fitbit's tech is both consistent and accurate, so we think it has the potential to rival Apple Watch's HR tracking capabilities. Heck, we'd love to see something like that. Sharing Is Caring YouTube/ Fitbit Working out and trying to be fit and healthy is usually a little less nerve-wracking when you do it with someone or even in a group. The Apple Watch does it exceptionally well. You can invite other Apple Watch users to compete with you while hitting your daily and weekly goals. That's the kind of social sharing features we want on a fitness-centric device. Fitbit already has a huge community of fitness-enthusiasts who are constantly using the app, and competing with others. We think Google can leverage such a strong community and make its platform better and more engaging. Look, the reason why Apple Watch is as popular as it is today is that it gives people a reason to buy. Convincing someone to spend upwards of Rs 20,000 for a smartphone companion is a tough nut to crack. But when you sell it as a product that can help you live a better and health-conscious life that also happens to be a smartphone companion makes it that much better. Well, that's exactly what Google needs right now and we think Fitbit can help them achieve that. View the full article
  24. While celebrities taking on other celebrities on social media is nothing new, this week saw a rather unusual matchup take place - Ex-CEO of Alibaba, Jack Ma, and undefeated former boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather. Fellow boxing legend and longtime Mayweather rival, Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao uploaded a video where he's shown coaching China's famous billionaire, who's working hard on his strikes. Stepping away from the workout, Pacquaio made his way to the camera and said: "Floyd Mayweather, if you want a real fight, fight me. If you want an exhibition, my guy, my friend, Jack Ma will take care of you." Message to Mayweather! pic.twitter.com/nS3K9a0SCY — Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) October 27, 2019 While Mayweather has indeed stepped into the ring for exhibition matches since his retirement in 2017, expecting the legend with his perfect record of 50-0 to step into the ring and liquify Jack Ma is a bit unreasonable to expect. It's far more likely that this is a subtle dig from Pacquaio, who was beaten by Mayweather in 2015. via GIPHY Both boxers have also had their fair share of drama in the past. .@FloydMayweather You come to my fight and then use my name in a post but I'm the one that is trying to stay relevant? ð¤if you want to be relevant again... #MayPac2 — Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) July 24, 2019 For now, though, seems that both Ma and Pacquaio get along pretty well. My good friend Jack Ma. pic.twitter.com/rGQq8iGCxw — Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) October 26, 2019 Will we be seeing a Manny vs. Mayweather fight anytime soon? View the full article
  25. When it comes to setting new style trends and making one heck of a statement using fashion, Kartik Aaryan and his team of stylists, Priyanka Shahani and Kazim Delhiwala aka The Vain Glorious can give some pretty good lessons. © Instagram/the.vainglorious The trio has time and again given us some really good outfits, and has shown how easy it can be to pose as the guy next door, chocolate boy, pretty much effortlessly. © Instagram/the.vainglorious Well, for the cover launch of Filmfare's November issue, which is also their “Youth Issue,” Kartik and his team have dropped yet another sartorial bomb, that, honestly speaking, is ludicrously awesome. © Viral Bhayani Straight from the jacket to the boots, everything about Kartik's outfit is just insane. Take the jacket that the Punchnama baby, as Kartik loves to call himself, is wearing. The seemingly simple camouflage jacket is quite actually taking hip to a whole new level when you consider the metallic studs by the collar and the lapel. © Viral Bhayani However, on the back, we find this very kitschy threadwork of a cobra and a star, which makes it one of the most insane and brazenly outlandish jackets that we have seen this year. Embracing the rebellious side of life, are we Kartik? © Viral Bhayani The jacket comes courtesy of John Varvatos, an American international luxury menswear and apparel line that normally retails for $400 or just about Rs 28,000. © John Varvatos This rather cool and hip jacket has been paired with an equally insane pair of desert boots, from Tod's, an Italian shoemaker primarily known for their range of 'driving' shoes. © Tod's The suede boots have a very vintage appeal and are generously peppered with contemporary touches, which make them just perfect for any quasi-casual occasion. In case you're wondering how much do they retail for, well, they are expensive. © Tod's Tod's Suede Desert Boots retail for $712 or roughly Rs 50,000. Now, they aren't as insanely priced as some of the stuff that we've seen Kartik wear previously, but they surely would break the bank if we were to buy them. © Viral Bhayani Still, we have to say, that the boots, as well as the jacket, are pieces that we would like to pick from Kartik's closet if we ever get a chance to raid it. View the full article
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