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  1. If you have planned on shelling out on some extra money on grooming products, you might as well get the right one that suits your skin type. When it comes to buying these products, men usually skip this bit and end up getting random drugstore products that can do long-term damage to the skin. The manufacturers of various brands promise some astounding results. Now, when the product doesn't work, it can be downright infuriating. If this is an issue that you have been facing for the longest time, here's you can invest in the right one and compare your options for better-looking skin. 1. Beware Of Artificial Scents © istock The very first thing that you might want to consider before buying a product is to take a good look at its ingredients. The main issue is that a lot of items have scents or fillers in them that can irritate your skin. Many of them can also end up causing allergic reactions. So opt for products that have organic ingredients like essential oils as they are best suited for any skin type, 2. Harsh Detergents © istock The best of face washes can also end up ruining your skin's texture and strip you away of all the natural oil. One of the top reasons for the same is harsh detergents that are infused in these products. Stick to mild cleansers instead that are made with olive oil, activated charcoal or have a coconut oil base. Also, opt for products that have zero sulfates and are paraben-free. 3. Say No To Products With Alcohol © istock Alcohol and menthol are two evil skin irritating ingredients that you do not want in your routine. The aftershave you use is a common example of the same. Instead of using that, you can use a moisturiser to soothe your skin. Better yet, use aloe vera gel. It is handy as well as anti-septic that works well on sensitive skin. 4. Be Consistent © istock A skincare routine is like a test and you need to follow it regularly to understand if it's working or not. Some products like a face wash or sunscreen have to be used every day while exfoliants can be used twice a week. Besides a regular routine, you also need to know the right order in which you have to use all your grooming products. Once you have mastered the art, these skin problems will hardly exist. View the full article
  2. Fearing a backlash from fans, politicians and religious zealots, Bollywood stars have in the past usually steered clear of India´s fiery politics. But the country´s top actress may have changed that. Signalling a possible generational shift, Deepika Padukone waded into a sea of student protesters in Delhi on Tuesday night, evoking loud cheers from the surprised crowd. Few had any inkling that Padukone would attend the demonstration at a prestigious university where the left-leaning student body has long been in the crosshairs of India´s ruling party. Her appearance sparked a social media war between those wanting her new film boycotted -- suggesting her only motive was publicity for the movie which released Friday -- and others applauding her courage. Either way, many said the moment marked a watershed in India´s multi-billion-dollar Hindi movie industry. "It was a gutsy move," said Mumbai-based novelist and commentator Shobhaa De, and reflected a "big shift" for Bollywood. "Stars today understand that their constituency is young India, and young India respects people who speak up," De told AFP. In a country where obedience to elders is all but enshrined in law, young Indians are demanding the right to be heard, protesting against everything from university fee hikes to most recently a new citizenship law criticised as anti-Muslim. And in an age ruled by social media, even movie stars are not insulated from the issues that matter to their fans. "None of this would be happening without social media," said actress Swara Bhasker, one of the few stars who have consistently spoken out against the government. "Bollywood has faced so much criticism on Twitter for not being politically engaged, and much of it from young people who are your target audience," she told AFP. "Why would you want to alienate them?" Cannot stay neutral Another factor is events on the ground since Prime Minister Narendra Modi´s government passed the citizenship law last month. Hundreds of thousands of people have participated in demonstrations nationwide, and at least 25 have been killed in clashes with police. Last Sunday, masked attackers went on the rampage at Delhi´s Jawaharlal Nehru University, injuring 34 people and sparking yet more protests. "Ultimately the film industry is a microcosm of society, and I don´t think images of bloodied students go down well with middle-class Indians," Richa Chadha, another actress, told AFP. "Actors are not elected officials but they can sense the mood of the nation," she added. A year ago Modi posed for a now-famous selfie with the who´s-who of Bollywood, including Padukone´s husband Ranveer Singh. Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan, two of the stars who appeared in that selfie last January, have now both spoken out against the violence. "My heart goes out to all the students back home in Delhi," Malhotra tweeted last month, calling it "sad to see violence against citizens for voicing their opinion through peaceful protests". "I think we cannot stay neutral in such issues," said Dhawan. Awakened conscience In contrast to Bollywood´s younger generation, the old guard including superstars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have not commented on the protests. They perhaps have learned the hard lesson that sticking your neck out is a dangerous business, risking film boycotts, the loss of lucrative sponsorship deals, or worse. Padukone´s last release "Padmaavat" came under fire from religious radicals linked to Modi´s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who objected to her portrayal of the legendary Hindu queen in the epic. Mobs attacked the director and vandalised the set. One BJP politician even offered a bounty for the actress to be beheaded, and a Molotov cocktail was lobbed at a cinema. On Friday, cabinet minister Smriti Irani accused Padukone of being unpatriotic and standing "with people who wanted the destruction of India". "You are damned if you speak up and damned if you don´t," said Chadha. Bhasker, who has been the target of vicious online bullying over her views, praised Padukone. "For years it´s been easy to malign those of us who spoke up and write it off as a publicity stunt, so to have the biggest female star in the country do it is a huge win in the perception battle," she said. "Ultimately though, this moment belongs to the protesters and the students who have awakened this country´s conscience."
  3. Have you ever noticed that during winter a perfume is less noticeable? It's an unknown fact that perfumes don't linger on for long in winter and that's due to the drop in temperatures. Your body's natural moisture level causes the skin to get drier. When it's dry, it is merely impossible for your perfume to last which is why people with oily skin are benefitted here. But, even then, there are ways to combat this issue and not let anyone go 'nose blind', irrespective of the season. Here are four best ways to ensure that your fragrance lasts longer than ever, especially in winter: 1. Pick Heavy Fragrances Summer is for light ephemeral fragrances but for winter, they are an absolute no-no. You need to opt for heavier scents since your skin will be comparatively dry. Picking a scent that is heavier is one of the best ways to smell good all day long. © iStock 2. Pay Attention To Notes The base notes of perfumes are very important in winter. Being the heaviest part as compared to middle and top notes, having a good base note is necessary. Choose perfumes like sandalwood, patchouli or vanilla as they are common for winter. If you like some other heavy fragrance, you can lay your hands on that as well. © iStock 3. Picking A Category Think about spicy winter perfumes that have a strong fragrance of cinnamon, cardamon etc. They mainly fall in the oriental perfume category. The fragrance is rich and quite exotic that will definitely last all day long. Need more? Try woody or earthy fragrances. They are a good choice and will let you reminisce of beautiful winter days. Try labdanum or oakmoss as they hydrate the skin with their gentle texture. © iStock 4. Shopping For A Fragrance Scents work differently on every skin. A perfume that smells good on your friend may not necessarily react the same way on your skin. To properly shop for it, you need to try it out. The simplest way to begin is to leave your house without any sort of scent. © iStock Next, you can check the fragrance on four different places, left wrist, right wrist, and both elbows. Take notes on how the fragrance develops with time. If the fragrance fades then the fragrance is not for you. But if it's still active even after a couple of hours, you know you have found a winner. View the full article
  4. Hi beautiful ladies! We all are addicted to Starts & Actresses. We always try to be like them, we do whatever it's need to be done. We copy the way they walk, makeup, hairstyle everything. But most impotantly we always notice the dresses what they wear in TV & Movies. We influence by our favorite Actresses & Actor, we go for shopping just buy that designer sarees in that we have seen Alia Bhatt to wear in the movie. Well, there are many online shopping store that has selling online Bollywood Dresses. You can easily get access or shop as per your need. Indian Wedding Sarees Online is the traditional dress that has been wear by actress at the time of festivals or wedding in TV serials & Movies and apart from this their jewellery also impactful on women. As it is mostly loved by Indian women that's the reason, directs of TV & serial go with the mind of audience that what they would like that matters a lot because all the TRP of serials or movie depends on audience/fans.
  5. Malaika Arora asked to choose between her son and dog: This was her replyMalaika Arora has been spilling secrets about her life on the podcast show, No Filter Neha, as well as regarding her thoughts on her dog and son.Pondering on the thought, the...
  6. Ayushmann Khurrana, who always chooses taboo topics, is at top of his game at the moment. He is an actor who has created his niche in the industry. He believes that he will never fall short of such topics and he will continue to choose scripts that give him a chance to normalise them. View this post on Instagram à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सॠसवाल à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सा à¤à¤µà¤¾à¤¬ हॠà¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सॠमà¥à¤°à¥ नà¥à¤à¤¦ मà¥à¤ à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सा à¤à¤ à¤à¤¼à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¬ हॠà¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सॠमहासाà¤à¤° मà¥à¤ à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ सा हॠà¤à¤¬ हॠमà¥à¤°à¥ हà¥à¤¸à¤¿à¤¯à¤¤ à¤à¥à¤ भॠनहà¥à¤ à¤à¥à¤ à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾à¤¤ हॠलाà¤à¤µà¤¾à¤¬ हà¥à¥¤ -à¤à¤¯à¥à¤·à¥à¤®à¤¾à¤¨ A post shared by Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) on Sep 17, 2019 at 2:37am PDT He also said, “I have a lot of friends who are homosexual and I interact with them. There is lots of stuff that you don't even know, like how they operate, they have these closed circles. 377 is abolished but at the same time acceptance is not there, so you need a mainstream film and Shubh Mangal Savdhaan will do that.” Ayushmann chooses his films carefully, even after giving back to back successes, and he has been even more cautious lately. “Successful films reflect on your stardom for sure. You get less time with your family, people start seeing you in a different light, National Award is also there it gives you another credibility, but at the same time, it is difficult to choose topics which are rare and normal. I am glad you are born in a country that is full of taboo subjects. Our country is full of conservative and progressive people, so when they meet together that's when comedy emanates,” he added. View this post on Instagram Is connection mein kaafi cross connection ki sambhavna hai! #DilKaTelephone song out today! â¤ð @nushratbharucha @ektaravikapoor @shobha9168 @ruchikaakapoor @writerraj #AnnuKapoor @nowitsabhi #VijayRaaz @oyemanjot @rajbhansali92 @EkThapaTiger @thinkinkstudioindia @akshat_r_saluja @nirmaand @meetbrosofficial @jonitamusic @nakash_aziz @kumaarofficial @Balajimotionpictures @ZeeMusicCompany @ZeeStudiosint #DreamGirl #DreamGirlOn13thSep #13KoMainTeri Music: @meetbrosofficial Composer: @meetbrosofficial Singer: @meetbrosofficial @jonitamusic @nakash_aziz A post shared by Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) on Aug 19, 2019 at 9:48pm PDT The actor thinks that he will always choose different subjects and our country can never fall short of it, “There are people who are regressive and progressive, so it's a very bizarre situation in the country where 70 percent of our nation is in the primary sector or rural areas and when they migrate to urban cities, they get to see this cultural shock. When they see women smoking or behave in a certain way, which according to them is not right, so that's how cinema gets fodder from these kinds of situations. Bala for example, there is one definition of beauty which is followed across the nation that the guy has to be tall, has to have good hair or the girl should be fair. We need to challenge this definition of beauty and that's what we have done in Bala. The aspiration will always be to choose normal and different subjects and our country is full of that,” he said. After the success of the actor's film Dream Girl, Bala is set to hit the theatres on November 7 this year and the audience is very eager to watch him. Are you going to watch Bala? Let us know in the comments below! View the full article
  7. There's something very appealing about having a signature scent. A scent that would help people instantly recognise that it's yours and you're somewhere nearby. This can be really attractive too. However, you don't want a perfume that isn't very likeable and you also don't want a mainstream perfume akin to most people in the room. You need a perfume that defines you as a person. So here are tips to get a scent like that: 1. Notes Are Key © Getty Images Notes are packed in three layers: top, heart, and base. The top notes are the strongest and wear off easily. It's the heart notes that thrive for a longer duration. Focus on notes that you like and notes that last longer to choose your perfect scent. 2. Understand The Nuances © Getty Images You either get a signature perfume or seasonal perfume for Winters and Summers. For example, heavier scents work well for fall, and herbal, floral and citrus scents work well in the summer. Here are some key notes and what they refer to: Citrus: Neroli, bitter orange, and grapefruit. Bergamot, a type of orange, is a popular base note thanks to its peel's sweet, fresh, and ripe qualities Herbal: Or “aromatic”. Lavender, rosemary, mint, thyme, etc. Green: 'Green' is like the freshness of a jungle or sprawling field of fresh-cut grass. Woody: Not just woods, but anything that evokes the foresty scent and its damp earthiness: Patchouli, cedarwood, sandalwood, moss, vetiver, and more. 3. Notice Other People © Getty Images Every time you come across a pleasant smelling person, just ask them what they're wearing and why they chose that particular perfume. This gives you perspective in terms of what lasts and what's noticeable but also you'll slowly start to understand the scents that you like from the ones that you don't. 4. The Classics Always Work © Getty Images If you're a fan of the classic perfumes and vintage delights, then probably choosing from the classics isn't a bad option at all. 5. Test Before Buying A Fume © Getty Images It's always best to go to the store, wear the perfume once and get the feel of it so that you know how it would smell on you before investing in it. This way you'll have a fair idea of what you're buying and will be more confident when you wear it.
  8. In 2018, a depleted Indian cricket team snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the Nidahas Trophy final in Sri Lanka. The thrilling victory against Bangladesh will be remembered for two things: Dinesh Karthik's match-winning knock and Vijay Shankar's struggles. While the former turned the tide in India's favour with a stunning batting display, the latter's sluggish innings almost cost his side the game and trophy. Following India's emphatic triumph, while Karthik was being hailed for his batting prowess, Shankar became the subject of immense criticism on the social media. Since that match, a lot has changed. © Twitter The 28-year-old might have not have had very good memories from that final, but he hasn't allowed his forgettable international debut to affect his performances on the field. Making most of the limited opportunities he has got so far, Shankar has, time and again, proved his worth with both bat and ball. And, that's exactly why he has been included in Team India's 15-man squad for the all-important ICC World Cup 2019. A versatile batsman who is more than capable of batting at any position in the middle-order, Shankar's ability to mould his innings according to the situation is what makes him a valuable addition to the Indian line-up. In case of a collapse, the Tamil Nadu cricketer can hold the fort at one end in pressure situations, and, if need be, he can accelerate the innings in the later stages of the game with plenty of big strokes in his armoury. © Twitter If his artistry with the willow adds value to the Indian middle-order, Shankar's medium-paced deliveries further bolster his side with an extra bowling option. Though he might still be fairly inexperienced and doesn't have much runs or wickets under his belly, Shankar is still a vital cog that provides the much-needed balance to the Indian team as they chase glory in England & Wales. Many did argue his selection ahead of Ambati Rayudu, who has performed more often than not, but it is Shankar's ability to contribute in all the three facets of the game that makes him a safer and a better bet than the specialist batsman. While we can't really predict if Shankar would occupy the hotly-debated No. 4 slot or not, his addition to the Indian squad by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) surely got the cricket fans excited on social media. This means the #No4 debate is still open. Options now are Vijay Shankar or Virat Kohli with Rahul at no. 3. People who watch a lot of domestic cricket really rate Vijay Shankar. Happy for him but his temperament will be tested. — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 15, 2019 Jadeja and Vijay Shankar both make the cut as I thought. Overall, very balanced side. Must feel for Pant though. Lost out marginally. But also lesson for him to improve his wk skills https://t.co/7Hqz0XSMLe — Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 15, 2019 What vijay shankar offers is 3 dimensional...batting, bowling and can field. Picked as batsman — neeru bhatia (@neerubhatia3) April 15, 2019 Vijay Shankar to BCCI after getting selected in the World Cup squad. pic.twitter.com/BPy6quQVvh — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) April 15, 2019 Vijay shankar takes Rayudu's place ð India WC XI pic.twitter.com/IzW9bSMDTM — ððð§ð£ð¢ð­ ððð²ðð¤ð¨ðð¢ (@jeranjit) April 15, 2019 Backup for almost every position. Rahul can open if Rohit/Dhawan have a lean patch or injury. Vijay Shankar's bowling isn't threatening but he offers a seam bowling all rounder option if Pandya isn't playing. Jadeja is the joker in the pack to perform the team balancing act. — cricBC (@cricBC) April 15, 2019 Congratulations to Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik who have been named in #TeamIndia's ICC #CWC19 squad. Send in your wishes for the duo! ð¸-BCCI pic.twitter.com/Iolf7Pc4gm — TNCA (@TNCACricket) April 15, 2019 Vijay Shankar batted beautifully in whatever chances he got. I believe Virat Kohli at 4 is the most viable option we have. Team should be in a position to not get shattered by the loss of early wickets. CT 2017 Final should be the first and only mistake — Ravi Maestri (@ravimaestri) April 15, 2019 Rishabh Pant could have replaced DK not Vijay Shankar. Vijay Shankar is better than Pant in rotating the strike — DS Raajjð®ð³ (@draju_tarun) April 15, 2019
  9. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly are considered to be two of the most successful skippers of the Indian cricket team, especially in the modern era, when India truly came out to become a giant in the world of the game and in the hearts of its followers. Having said that, the two leaders are completely opposite to each other when it comes to their characteristics and their nature in general. While Dhoni is known to keep his cool even under extremely testing conditions Ganguly was famous for his exceptionally outspoken and energetic attitude. But after the recent incidents of the Indian Premier League matchup between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, Dhoni's antics have blurred the line between 'Captain Cool' and Dada as the leader of the Men in Blue. On one hand, we have Sourav Ganguly's 17-year-old iconic moment of extreme joy in which the Kolkata-born took off his shirt and swirled it around in celebration of his team's victory against the notorious English team at the Lords Stadium during the 2002 Natwest series. Ashamed of his way of celebrating the win, Ganguly even addressed the incident to journalist Barkha Dutt he said: “Everybody says that it's the most iconic moment. But I wouldn't do it again. My daughter sees it asks why did you do that and I say because I was happy. I came from a very conservative and shy Bengali family. It just happened in the heat of the moment.” On the other hand, someone who was considered to be cool as a cucumber turned out to have a nasty temper. After the umpire's decision to revert from the 'no-ball' call, Dhoni left behind his persona as 'Captain Cool' and demanded an honest answer from the officials as he charged into the field from the dugout, after being ousted by Ben Stokes a delivery before. When MS Dhoni lost his cool Boss..... pic.twitter.com/v4wJ7r98pf — Shakti Solanki (@shaktisolanki00) April 12, 2019 Having said that, people are having a tough time choosing between the two iconic moments of Indian cricket: Ganguly - Shirt wave at Lord's balcony Dhoni - Storming the field at Jaipur Kohli - ??? — Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) April 12, 2019 Ganguly's Legendary shirt waving was proud moment which was an answer to Flintoff, While Dhoni storming at field is no GOOD moment Kohli - Showing middle finger to Australian crowd — Harsh Bhatt (@IamH4rshBhatt) April 12, 2019 FYI..Ganguly's shirt wave >>>>> Dhoni storming into field. — rohit ranjan رÙÛت (@rht_ranjan) April 12, 2019 Taking shirt off and running through Oxford Street on 14th of july — Chetan JS (@jschetan) April 12, 2019 Lords — VaiBhAv (@vaibysays) April 12, 2019
  10. A couple of days ago, we decided to ask you to choose from a set of 22 cricketers who essentially belonged to different eras of the Indian cricket team. These name ranged from the timeless leg-spinner Anil Kumble to the fearless bowling all rounder Hardik Pandya with the obvious legends of the game like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli being in the mix as well. We gave two options for every spot in the squad and here are the results: Opener #1: Virender Sehwag vs Rohit Sharma In the 251 ODIs played by Viru, he has batted with an average of 35.06 with a fairly decent strike rate of 104.34 while scoring a total of 8273 runs. When compared to Sehwag, the current opener for the Men in Blue has played in 206 ODIs with an average a lot higher that Sehwag (47.4) but a relatively low strike rate of just 87.95 and 8010 runs till now. © MensXP 65% chose Virender Sehwag over Rohit Sharma Opener #2: Sourav Ganguly vs Gautam Gambhir The decision to choose between Sourav Ganguly and Gautam Gambhir was a lot more difficult than that between Sehwag and Sharma. Albeit, Gambhir played in less than half the ODI games played by Dada, but his ability to stick to the crease and score big runs at the time of the need made him an appropriate alternative option to Ganguly. © MensXP 53% chose Gautam Gambhir over Sourav Ganguly God of Cricket (One Down): Sachin Tendulkar vs Virat Kohli The contest for the position of the third batsman in the lineup had to be an obvious one. Probably the most talented players to choose from, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli were made to up against each other with an additional honour of being called the 'God of Cricket'. 65% chose Sachin Tendulkar over Virat Kohli © MensXP All Rounder #1: Yuvraj Singh vs Yusuf Pathan Two huge hitters with enough skills as bowlers to fool their opponents to give up their wickets, Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan were booked for the fourth place on the dream team. © MensXP 89% chose Yuvraj Singh over Yusuf Pathan All Rounder #2: Hardik Pandya vs Irfan Pathan While the spot for the all rounder position between Yuvi and Yusuf were decided keeping in mind their abilities as spinners, this spot would have gone to the pacer from either Hardik Pandya or Irfan Pathan, both of whom were instant run-machines and could have easily hit the deliveries out of the park. © MensXP 55% chose Hardik Pandya over Irfan Pathan Wicket-Keeper: MS Dhoni vs Rahul Dravid If the selection between MS Dhoni and Rahul Dravid had to be done solely on the basis of their batting skills, it would have been a tough one. However, as a wicket-keeper, Ranchi-born MS Dhoni has been on another level throughout his international career and easily took the spot in the dream team. © MensXP 91% chose MS Dhoni over Rahul Dravid Off Spinner: R. Ashwin vs Harbhajan Singh Two of the greatest off spinners of different times, it was only fitting for one to choose between R. Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh for this category. In fact, it has widely been accepted as a fact that Ashwin was the one to take Bhajji's spot in Team India. © MensXP 58% chose R. Ashwin over Harbhajan Singh Leg Spinner: Yuzvendra Chahal vs Anil Kumble Chahal has proven his worth as a leggie in the recent games against Australia and New Zealand but needs to cover a lot of distance in order to take over the man who took all ten wickets in a single innings. © MensXP 69% chose Anil Kumble over Yuzvendra Chahal Fast Bowler #1: Jasprit Bumrah vs Zaheer Khan The choice between Jasprit Bumrah and Zaheer Khan was the most difficult to make according to the stats. While the former is the best bowler in the world in ODI rankings, the latter was known to have got Team India out of trouble on a number of occasions, the 2011 ICC World Cup being one of them. © MensXP 52% chose Jasprit Bumrah over Zaheer Khan Fast Bowler #2: Ashish Nehra vs Mohammed Shami The similarities between Nehra and Shami are uncanny. Both struggled to make big careers in the first stint with the Indian cricket team, suffered horrible form and made a comeback to international cricket after a year to take the entire world by storm. © MensXP 57% chose Ashish Nehra over Mohammed Shami Fast Bowler #3: Ishant Sharma vs Javagal Shrinath While it is a fact that Ishant Sharma is considered to be a 'rhythm' bowler, he is still one of the scariest bowlers to have participated in international cricket from the Indian side. Srinath, on the other hand, has been considered to be one of India's finest fast bowlers who also holds the record of being the first Indian bowler to have bagged 300+ wickets. © MensXP 65% chose Ishant Sharma over Javagal Shrinath Coach: Ravi Shastri vs Gary Kirsten At the end, we also provided you with the option of choosing the ideal coach for your dream team and you could have chosen between the all-time great Gary Kristen and the current coach of the Men in Blue, Ravi Shastri because, why the hell not? © MensXP 61% chose Gary Kirsten over Ravi Shastri Final Dream Team squad: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, R. Ashwin, Anil Kumble, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma with Coach Gary Kirsten
  11. Yes, the need for protesting the gross and infamous terror attack in Pulwama is the utmost right now. Throughout history, India's 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' ideology has been stretched, moulded and abused on a global stage in the most disturbing manner ever. For years, India's stand on not being the first one to go on the attack in a bilateral rivalry, has been understood as our weakness instead of our political maturity and we are running out of patience really fast now. However, this does not mean that we lose our ability to make rational decisions. While the BCCI officials were taking their time deciding how they'd deal with the rival Pakistani squad during the upcoming World Cup 2019, if they would boycott them during the points-round or campaign for a complete ban on the Pakistani cricket team, another lead on BCCI's unrealistic measure towards the Pakistan Cricket Board came to the fore recently. According to Indian Express, BCCI had plans to isolate Pakistan by putting all the foreign players in a 'Us Or Them' situation, forcing them to choose between playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL). What needs to be realised is that while the IPL is more of a gold mine for these international players, (some of whom earn double of their annual salary by playing for 6 weeks here), Pakistan's security concerns, on the other hand, has led to their hesitations towards playing in the country. However, South African cricket legend AB de Villiers was one of the most influential stars to have publicly announced his willingness to play there in order to bring in more such stars. A special message from our mentor and player @ABdeVilliers17 “Main Lahore A Raha Hun” ð¤©#DamaDamMast #MainHoonQalandar pic.twitter.com/Ye8j65Jwxl — Lahore Qalandars (@lahoreqalandars) January 14, 2019 BCCI's plan to, therefore, make things difficult for PCB to bring in international cricketers and grow their viewership, seemed highly opportune but insensitive. According to the report, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) officials along with BCCI CEO Rahul Johri gathered to draw a conclusion of this idea. Thankfully, the authority decided against the notion deeming it inappropriate to force the international players to choose between the two cricket leagues. Why? Simply because of the fact that it is the IPL franchises (that are privately owned) and not the BCCI that take up the players during the auction. Putting the players under such predicament would, therefore, lead to disappointed team owners. Basically, the whole facade boiled down to the fact that any action taken in favour of this plan would have been bad for business.
  12. The shade-y business isn't for everyone (forgive the pun). And most people certainly can't pull off shades. But that's only because they don't know what works for them and what doesn't. A major factor that you need to account for is your face shape. If you understand the dynamics of a pair of sunglasses and the shape of one's face, you can pull off shades like you've always wanted to. Here's a quick guide for you to help you get the right pick: 1. Round Face © Instagram With a round face, ideally stay away from anything that makes it look even rounder. Instead, choose glasses with angular frames like a square or a rectangle. These give an edge that balances out the roundness of your face. These frames will work on your face like a charm. 2. Square Face © Instagram For a defined jawline with symmetrical proportions, your face would ideally fit in the square face shape category. You obviously don't want to look like a square-faced robot. Here, round glasses, break the line and will suit your face best. 3. Oblong Or A Heart-shaped Face © Instagram Both face types have sharp, prominent cheekbones, that need complementing with other prominent structures. Aviators look the best with these face types. Try reflectors for a groovy effect. 4. Oval Face © Instagram If you have an oval face, you're one of the lucky ones. This blessed face shape works well almost any kind of shades. Take a cue from Ranveer Singh and go wild with the quirky ones.
  13. We live in a world where times are changing at a rapid pace and most things around us are evolving as they should be. One of the things I am talking about is gender roles and the dynamic each gender role defines today. Gender has become a very translucent and a fluid concept in modern day India, especially amongst the new generation and the urban literates. Those who understand the concept of gender also understand there are no established norms and rules attached to it and the roles can be defined as per one's convenience. More men are taking over quintessential women roles in society. Be it becoming chefs and cooks to even learning an art form such as classical dancing, men are exceedingly becoming more flexible and letting their masculinity experience a different yet definitive stance or role altogether. © Pinterest One such thing that has emerged out of fluid gender roles is the concept of stay-at-home dads. A SAHD (stay-at-home-dad) is an embodiment of a housewife, while the working mother is out and about concentrating on her career. Now for those who think housewives are a dreary, archaic and a weak concept, they're noticeably wrong and I strongly disagree with them. My mother was a housewife and she took upon the task quite seriously. Since my dad was predominantly absent due to his job which made him travel a lot, she did the most difficult task and made it seem easy. Cooking an cleaning is not the only task of a housewife, I'll have you know, it's also structuring a life for all the other members who stay in the house, raising kids how they should be raised, heading the finances and paying the bills and running a fully-functional house with absolute perfection. © Pinterest When men exchange these roles with women and become house-husbands or SAHDs, they're enabling an empowered role for all the men, who want to understand what 'feminism' is all about or understand gender roles and how one isn't restricted to a particular type of gender identity, clearly. Now SAHds maybe different from house husbands. SAHDs sole responsibility is to take care of the children while running a house, whereas a house-husband may not have children to take care of and he does it willingly or works from home as a freelancer. A SAHD gives up his career to see his wife fulfil her career goals because she can't or doesn't want to leave her job but she can't dedicate time to her kid(s) as well. A SAHD steps up and takes responsibility for the situation and there's a really powerful role reversal there. So, in case you feel like you're headed in that direction or want to help your wife by working from home and running a house, the concept of stay-at-home-dads is quite awesome and here's why: (1) They Give Up Their Careers To Become SAHds The concept of a SAHD is that he stays at home with the kids and doesn't turn his back on fundamental responsibilities. Some working parents leave their kids in the care of nannies or at a reputed day-care while they go for work, while some want a familiar face around their kids at all times. This is when the mom or the dad take a considerate decision to quit their job and stay at home with the kids. If the dad makes the decision and wants his wife to stay at her job, then it's practically the best solution. It's not necessary the man needs to quit his job per say. He can freelance from home and take care of the kids and the house, simultaneously. © Pinterest (2) They Define New Gender Roles Back in the day, this concept would have been rather odd, but today it's not so strange anymore. Like mentioned above, gender roles are slowly changing and men and women alike are understanding and accepting the change. Stay-at-home dads are another example of changing gender roles and they're breaking barriers today, as more and more moms are heading to work and dads are taking up the responsibility of managing the kids and the household. © Pinterest (3) They Kill The Concept Of Patriarchy India has been botched with the rules of patriarchy since we can remember and patriarchy as a concept diminishes any stand equality can ever have in our society. What SAHDs do is break the even flow that patriarchy has formed and marginalise the concept of being an equal. With the absenteeism of mothers from the house during the day, the kids see their fathers emerge as the caretaker and instil ideas of nurturing within them. The kids learn equal responsibilities at a young age and they don't see the fathers as sole bread earners. They understand what a powerful role both men and women have in society and also understand the concept of being equal. © Pinterest (4) Children Learn A lot From their SAHDs Growing up with a male presence in the house, the kids learn a lot and understand masculinity is not just earning money and doing hard labour but also taking in responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, taking care of their needs, dealing with bullies for them or even going to parent-teacher meetings. A boy growing up with his father at home will automatically learn to be kind and understanding toward women because he knows what it's like to be a woman. When he sees his wife work alone in the kitchen in the future, he will share her responsibility equally. Kids also learn that having a SAHD both genders can have a career, both genders can stay home and both genders can distribute responsibility equally and nothing is really defined. © Pinterest (5) The Father-Child Dynamic Is More Beneficial In most cases, kids usually look up to their fathers. This is also due to inherent gender roles. I remember I used to meet my father once in 6 months and was in awe of him when I was a child. Spending time with their sons or daughters at home and teaching them the ways of life is therapeutic for both the father and the child. Research suggests that kids between 7-30 months old respond more favourably to being picked up by their dads, than being picked up by their moms. Kids are also more likely to learn quickly from their dads, than their moms because fathers usually pose as an inspiration to most of them. Fatherhood comes to men only when they first see their child. Unlike mothers who feel maternal when the child is in their womb. When a man spends time with his kids he gets a keen knack of what it's like to be a father and learns a lot about his kids unlike dad's who spend all their life at work and miss out on the primitive years of their children. So, it's basically beneficial for both the child and the father. © Pinterest Stay-at-home dads have all our support because they're literally superheroes without capes! They accept gender identifies easily and don't worry about what society may feel about their roles. They do it because they love their family and we believe there is nothing to be ashamed of. Instead, it's a matter of pride that a man can endorse such a role and do it pretty well too!
  14. Diwali is here, and that means apart from the lit Diyas, everyone will also be looking forward to gifts that are 'lit'. Herein lies the problem, because gone are the days when dry fruit boxes and son-papdi boxes used to make the cut. Now, people look forward to gifts that are thoughtful, useful, and most importantly, not run-of-the-mill. Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 8 unusual and impressive gifts for you to choose from, that will definitely impress your loved ones. 1. GoPro HERO7 Black © Amazon If you want to go all out and don't mind spending, this can be the perfect gift. This GoPro HERO7 is a waterproof digital video camera, with hyper smooth video stabilization, voice control, live streaming, and amazing picture quality. Price: INR 59,999/- Buy it here 2. TIGI BED HEAD For Men Matte Separation Workable Wax © Amazon If you want to gift something that's super useful and cool, the Bed Head matte separation workable wax for men is just the perfect choice. Every man wants a hair wax that's strong and glossy, but not greasy. Price: INR 935/- Buy it here 3. Rohit Bal Oudh Silk Perfume For Men © Amazon If you're absolutely clueless about what to gift and want something that is safe, but extremely classy, a perfume is your best best. The Rohit Bal Oudh Silk perfume is a masculine perfume with sophisticated woody, rose, and spicy undertones. Price: INR 4500/- Buy it here 4. Crossloop Designer Series 3.5mm Universal In-Ear Headphones © Amazon Designer earphones that can also be used as a fashion accessory is an amazing Diwali gift. The fact that they are decorative & wearable, and can be used as a hand bracelet when not in use, makes them a unique accessory that every man will cherish. Price: INR 899/- Buy it here 5. Princely Blue Printed Jacket With White Kurta Set © Manyavar One gift that fits the bill of a rushed Diwali can be a last minute Kurta Pyjama arrangement. We always have that one friend who doesn't have anything new to wear on the occasion because they didn't plan ahead. Well, this is your chance to show your love! Price: INR 6999/- Buy it here 6. Daniel Wellington Classic Analog Black Dial Men's Watch © Amazon Some gifts will always be classy, no matter what, and a classy black watch will always be one of them. Check out the sleek construction. Price: INR 11,069/- Buy it here 7. Kama Ayuvreda Madhurai Candle with Brass Holder © Amazon It's Diwali, and a candle perhaps is the only gift that's perfect in an almost poetic manner. Enriched with a beautiful mogra scent, this candle comes with a festive brass holder. Price: INR 2,500/- Buy it here 8. Balenzia Men's Anti Slip Loafer Socks © Amazon If you're on a budget, but want to gift something small and cozy to a special friend, these 'card party' socks are ultimate gift. Price: INR 199/- Buy it here
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  17. Remember the second season of 'How I Met Your Mother'? Actually, specifically the part where Ted made Robin get rid of all her dogs. Why? Because he's jealous of all the attention they are getting from her. But unfortunately, Robin did let go of all her dogs for the sake of some whiny guy. It's been years and I still can't believe she was really able to do that. Getting rid of pets is not easy and if someone will make you choose, chances are pets will always win. Even though Ted got his way on the show, in real life when a husband tried that with his wife, it did not really go well as expected. 53-year-old Mike Haslam gave his wife Liz an ultimatum and it backfired spectacularly. He asked her to choose between him or her 30 rescue dogs and I think we've already established that people – who aren't Robin – will always choose the dogs. Liz said, “My husband said it is me or the dogs. I haven't seen or heard from him since.” That's probably the most badass thing I've seen recently. © SWNS She continued, “I thought after 25 years, he should know giving up the dogs was not what my intentions were. He just got to the point where he had enough and he wanted to slow down. But I wasn't prepared to give it all up. So, he decided to go, and obviously that was his choice.” She went on to explain, “If I hadn't buried myself in it, I would have just been sitting at home twiddling my thumbs and that's really not me. My passion for dogs was far too great. They are rescue dogs which cannot be re-homed. I have taken them in to look after them, I save dogs from all around the world that have been shot and badly injured.” © SWNS That's such an incredible thing she's doing, though. Most of her dogs require her constant care and she's always there for them. Five of the dogs are deaf, two are missing an eye, another four suffer from other defects and one has brain damage. Poor doggos. “I have chosen to do this. I love it,” Liz asserted, clearly indicating that she has absolutely no regrets.
  18. A man walks in front of polling stations covered from outside by Egyptian flags and posters of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the preparations for tomorrow's presidential election in Cairo, Egypt, March 25, 2018. Photo: REUTERS CAIRO: Voting began in Egypt's presidential election on Monday, a contest which is expected to give incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi an easy win and a second term as he faces almost no opposition. Polls opened at 9 am local time (0700 GMT) on the first of three days of voting. Sisi cast his vote in Cairo as the polls opened, state TV reported. The president was among the first voters, shown on Egyptian television casting his ballot at a school in Cairo's Heliopolis district under tight security. Security forces were deployed across the country to protect polling booths and armoured vehicles were stationed at several points around Cairo. The Deash group's Egyptian affiliate, which has killed hundreds of soldiers and civilians, has threatened attacks on election infrastructure. On Saturday, two policemen were killed in a car bomb attack targeting the provincial head of security for the Alexandria governorate. The security chief was unharmed. Some 60 million people in Egypt, the most populated Arab country, are registered to vote on March 26, 27, and 28. Official results are expected on April 2. They will have the choice between Sisi and Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who registered immediately before the close date for applications, saving the election from being a one-horse race. Moussa, who has denied he is a "puppet", had been leading a Sisi re-election campaign until the moment he registered as a candidate. Other opponents have been sidelined, including former military chief of staff Sami Anan, who was detained in January, shortly after announcing his candidacy. The military said the reserve general broke the law by illegally declaring his candidacy. In an interview broadcast on Egyptian television last week, 63-year-old Sisi said the lack of serious opponents was not his doing. "I wish we had one, or two, or three, or 10 of the best people and you choose however you want," he said. Sisi had won his first term in 2014, a year after the former army chief ousted his predecessor Mohamed Morsi following mass protests demanding the his resignation. In that election, Sisi faced Hamdeen Sabbahi, an established left-wing politician much better known than Moussa. Sisi won with 96.9 percent of the vote. With Sisi´s victory effectively guaranteed, authorities will be hoping for a large turnout to enhance the vote´s legitimacy. Sisi has stressed in his pre-election appearances the importance of voters turning out in large numbers. In 2014, about 37 percent of voters participated in the two-day election, prompting authorities to add a third day to obtain a final participation rate of 47.5 percent. It is unlikely that this year´s turnout will even reach the 37 percent threshold, said analyst Mostafa Kamel al-Sayed. "The result is known in advance, and this does not encourage Egyptians to go out and vote," he said. During the campaign, Sisi appeared frequently on television and in newspapers, hailing factories and infrastructure projects built over the past four years. Egyptian cities, especially Cairo, are flooded with banners featuring photographs of Sisi and messages of support from business owners. Posters vowing support for Moussa, 65, are rarely seen. But with an economic crisis and gruelling price hikes -- and the return of a regime seen as at least as authoritative as that of ex-leader Hosni Mubarak -- support for Sisi appears to be slightly in decline.
  19. We all know we are addicted to social media. For most of us it's either Facebook, Instagram or (if you're more millennial than the rest of us), Snapchat. Our day doesn't end without laughing at memes, without righteously liking a socially relevant post or without sharing a funny status. Tagging friends in funny or inspirational posts and memes has become the new benchmark of friendship. It's no longer “Chal, chai pila”; it's “Chal, meme dekh”. For most of us, browsing Facebook is the first thing we do after waking up in the morning and the last thing before we go to bed at night. We don't stand in balconies, doing nothing, anymore. We can't go through a meal without looking at our phones to check for notifications. © Unsplash/Nathan Dumlao The recent controversy around Facebook's leak of private data to Cambridge Analytica had us sit and take notice at the mad obsession we have for the socia media platform. Most of us have been using it for over a decade – we've marked milestones on it, we have old pictures we've long forgotten about, we have old friends we have long forgotten about, but are still connected through Facebook. There are old memories that keep cropping up to remind us we were having a good time since college. There's too much at stake to just break up with Facebook. It has more information about us than our employers do, it has more pictures of us than there are in our family photo albums, it knows more about our exes than our current partner does. We can't lose it all, we can't go back. Deleting our Facebook account will mean losing all that information we built over the last decade; we've invested too much emotion in this. We're trapped. © Unsplash/Javier Cañada I can't imagine how, without Faebook, I'd pretend to be busy in a bar when I'm waiting for my friends to arrive. I can't imagine how I'll stay up-to-date with whatever's happening in the world. How will I form an opinion just by watching a news channel or reading the newspaper? Ironically, I read about the Facebook controversy on Facebook itself. It's my newspaper, chat box, notice board, friend, photo album all rolled into one. We should have had an intervention long ago, but everyone was too busy posting on Facebook. We diss clickbait culture as the lowest form of online journalism, but we never realised we have been living as clickbait human beings all along. We post things that will get us likes; we treat our selfies to filters to make them perfect, we use the right hashtags to reach the maximum people. We are a walking-talking 10 Ways Humans Are Addicted To Social Media. © Pexels Today, even our parents and relatives are on Facebook. And they are 'liking' and commenting on pictures of each other and their long-lost friends. Facebook is probably the reason they've left us alone now. It's the son or daughter they never had. It's frightening but it's catching up on the previous generation too now. We conducted a poll on our Facebook page asking readers if they'd delete their Facebook account if their privacy was invaded. An impressive 60% said yes, while the remaining 40% (and most people I know) said they wouldn't bother deleting their Facebook accounts. Even though a higher percentage are in favour of deleting Facebook, nobody did. I said yes and I didn't. It's as difficult as breaking up with someone you've been seeing for 10 years. You are so used to them you can't imagine a life without them. © Pexels In this world where perfect waistlines and fat bank balances are the highest measures of someone's worth, we are armed only with our magic filter cameras and Facebook check-ins to preserve our self-esteem. An expensive meal, an exotic vacation, a friends' get-together, the perfect selfie – these are the things that make us desirable and popular. Virtual reality is the only way we can get to live the cool life, by proxy. Because real life is too humbling and harsh. Who feels good about themselves after eating khichdi? Facebook has given us the opportunity to be someone. In our identity-deprived egotistic minds and middle class existence, social media is our superpower. We're not nobodies anymore; we're a cool friend in someone's friend list. Even if we run the risk of our privacy being invaded, we will continue to indulge our insecurities and fears by sitting behind the comforting mask of our Facebook profiles. We will always choose it over being an anonymous nobody.
  20. Is throwing mudpies and getting high on bhang the only thing on your Holi to-do list this year, because we'll ask you to reconsider. Prepare your favourite dirty dance moves and get high on some insane music to replace the usual peasant-like shenanigans because…you have the option! There's a list of music festivals that could be your ticket to a mad festival of colours. Here are four that are on our radar: New on the block: Locals District Castle Kalwaar, Jaipur March 2- 4 © Locals - Mosquito Massala If you've been attending the Locals monthly underground electronic music nights in NCR and wished they would last just a little bit longer, you got your wish…and more! The boutique underground techno pop-up party has upped the ante with their Locals District avatar— it's a palatial one! That's right, you can catch your favourite underground techno artists at a full-blown three-day offsite extravaganza in Castle Kalwaar, Jaipur. Expect nothing short of royal treatment at India's first techno music festival! © VH1 - Supersonic Want to get the best of Arjun Vagale? We trust him to royally knock your socks off just when you thought the rest of the 40 artists were getting you in the mood to keep them on with your dancing shoes. The bees-knees line-up includes Ash Roy, Kohra, Vinayaka, Jitter and BLOT. But there's more! International sensations Eric Volta and Matt Sasarri on your techno checklist? Feel free to cannon-ball into the pool to their grooves while you're there. © Facebook - Matt Sassari The techno fraternity in India has been growing at a radical pace and Locals has given the artists as well as enthusiasts a platform to engage and share their mutual love for serious electronic BPM. Locals District is a level up in the immersive experience that techno already is and that's why this festival is on the top of our to-do list, suggest you mark it on yours, too. New on the block: Holi Moly Festival Nehru Park, New Delhi March 2 © Facebook - Holi Moo Festival We only have one thing to say for this newcomer— Midival Punditz. Expecting a blend of folk and electronic is a major attraction but we won't even bother to hide our biases in saying that it's going to be a crowd magnet because of the undying Midival Punditz charm. © Facebook - Midival Punditz Rang 32 Milestone, Gurgaon March 2 © Facebook - Greg Hilight If they've completed a decade in bringing you a fantastic electronic music experience, you know they'll put on a stellar show for you. Promising you 20 acts and a shindig that goes late into the night means Holi done right for the music lover who likes staying put in NCR. You can expect to treat your ears to the tunes of dance music who's whos like Giuseppe, Earthling, Greg Hilight and Chillumafia. You can also catch Kohra, Shft, Jitter and other local underground dance music artists working up a storm! © Facebook - Kohra Holi Moo Festival Asiad Tower, New Delhi March 2 © Facebook - Holi Moly Festival Another day long musical feast that is has a 12 year legacy to keep up with its 40 electronic music acts in the world, indie, hip-hop and electronic genres. “Moozik+Madness+colour” pretty much sums up what the organisers have on offer and we're taking their word for it. © Facebook - Holi Moo Festival
  21. Are you the kind of man who rebounds like a ping pong ball? A rebound, to put it loosel,y is an astonishingly urgent need to find a temporary fix for a permanently damaged situation. The fix, like the problem, could be anything but more often than not, a rebounding situation mostly occurs when a relationship ends and either party is in desperate need of some smouldering yet exciting opportunity to get over things. To be really honest, women are not that great with rebounds, well, most women aren't. since their emotional healing after a break up takes ample time, they're more prone to attachments and may mistake a probable rebound for a casual, emotionally charged encounter. Men work differently there and I am sure you all agree. Men have a different coping mechanism and take longer to heal from a heavy breakup and so they end up casually flinging around, looking for instant gratification. What they have to deal with, in the longer run, is a different story altogether. A rebound isn't all that bad or challenging an idea and if you find mutual consensus about the same, with another person, it's probably a healthy way to recharge your sense of self. The only thing though is finding a girl who mutually succumbs to the same idea and doesn't get too emotionally involved or attached. So, tread carefully in the rebound territory because the last thing you want is a girl proclaiming her love for you, right after a successful romp! Here are some qualities to look out for, if you're desperately seeking a rebound. The Girl Who Is Looking For Nothing Serious Be very clear about what you want before you hook up with a girl. If you're not looking for something serious, why should you rebound with someone who is? That would be utterly unfair, wouldn't it? Make your intentions very clear as to what you want from the association and then carry on having fun. If you're stuck in the moment with this one and really want to take her to town, then make sure she's okay with being just your fling! The Girl Who Is Not Your Type Look for someone who isn't your type or someone you'd actually like to date. That's the easiest way to weed out probable rebounds from something more serious and concrete. You really don't want to fall for someone when you're still in the process of getting over your ex! Rebounding with a fun girl isn't a bad idea but she shouldn't be someone who is ideal date material or match the ideal woman you'd like to date. As long as you're clear in your head about what you're looking for, have all the fun you wish to. The Girl Who Knows Your Situation The best way to deal with this situation is to make her aware of the situation you're in or been through, which will make your intentions clear to her. She will probably not want to get involved thoroughly, knowing what you've been through or are going through and she will also help you deal with it better. If she knows you're still trying to get over you ex, she will work extra hard to make sure you get there. The Girl Who Limits Her Communication You don't want a girl who is extra clingy and is always calling and texting you. You'll see red flags soon enough, seeing how frequent and eager she is communicating and expecting from you. You're in this to have fun post a nasty break up and you don't want constant reminders from your past or any more baggage. The texts and calls can be flirtatious once a while, maintaining a healthy balance between fun and letting go of the past, slowly. The Girl Who Isn't Interested In Small Talk If she doesn't show interest in making small talk at all, and is up for hooking up and just having fun whenever it's convenient for you two, then she's perfect. You don't need obligated pleasantries before asking her out for a drink each time. The Girl You Can Talk To Contradictory to the above mentioned point. it also helps if you find a girl who you can easily talk to about anything under the sun, without getting too attached. This helps you vent out feelings, on occasion and makes you feel lighter. You can have diverse conversations, not necessarily concerning your past and probably fill a certain void, which was left after your last relationship. Maybe, at this point in time you need healthy conversations, which aren't toxic in nature. So if you spend hours on the phone with her, just talking, then it's a great fix. The Girl Who Doesn't Mind Your Lack Of Interest If you want to be aloof about this rebound and do things at your own time and convenience, then find someone similar, who also thrives on the same subject and doesn't feel bad if you don't respond to texts and calls on time. She should be her own person and not be dependent on you in any way. That's the last thing you need when you're trying to get over an ex. The Girl Who's Fun To Hang With Your eventual aim is to get over your past so you need to find someone who can help you do that. It's true, your happiness shouldn't be dependent on just one person or people in general but apart from keeping yourself busy and doing things you love, you can use a person who is always there to make you forget some bad mojo and give you a good time. If she's a dull and boring rebound, you're sure to miss your ex even more! The key to have a happy and fun rebound is to keep things casual and not let anything get to you from the association. The *** should be without strings attached, the conversations shouldn't get too romantic in nature and hanging out shouldn't be dull! After all, this girl will eventually get you out of your own mental prison!
  22. State Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb while speaking to media on December 4, 2017. Photo: Geo News screen grab ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said the people of Pakistan will once again choose and vote for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif during the general elections in 2018. While speaking to media outside the accountability court, Marriyum said that those who eliminated load shedding and terrorism are appearing before the courts. ?We are appearing before the courts because we want to show that it is important to follow the law and Constitution.? Lashing out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan, Marriyum said: ?when we were installing power projects then one person was attacking the parliament.? The same person staged many protests and stated that Islamabad will be locked down but we continue working, she remarked. ?Now, the same person is chanting, making noise about other unimportant issues while we are working day and night to fulfill our promises we made.? She also said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government has produced record level of electricity in the country. ?We had promised to rid the country of darkness.? [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/0434e2c274a730a5ed0741a45150a6a4.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTIvNC8yMDE3IDg6MTI6NTMgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1GL2xnOFd2OWRBYzhyU0o1SEllcU53PT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] Fawad Chaudhry rejects Marriyum's statement Responding to Marriyum?s remarks, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Fawad Chaudhry said that her statements won?t change the reality. ?Just because they are claiming that load shedding has ended does not mean that it is the truth,? said Chaudhry, adding that six-hour load shedding is still quite common in rural areas. It is important that snap elections are held early, it would prove to be beneficial for the country, he said while speaking to media in Lahore. PML-N has been in power since 1985, the only thing their government is known for is their corruption, remarked Fawad, adding ?when they are stopped from engaging in corrupt practices then they claim that democracy is being threatened.? PTI has started the practice of raising voice against corruption, Fawad said. On PML-N?s Central Executive Committee, Fawad remarked that six of the 27 members are members of Nawaz?s family.
  23. School children in Spain inaugurate park. Photo taken from: The News A park in Spain has been named after education advocate and campaigner for girls rights Malala Yousafzai by schoolchildren. According to a Spanish news network, the initiative started two years ago when teachers of a school realised there were no streets in the vicinity named after women. The school wrote to the city council asking for a space that could be named after a woman. The school was granted a park as a space by the local council that also asked the teachers to choose a name for it. The schoolchildren chose to name the park Malala, in honour of the young Nobel Laureate from Swat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The park named ?Malala Makai? is located next to a music school in Spain. It opened gates during a specialized ceremony as the move was deemed extremely important by the city mayor Antonio Cuellas, The News reported. According to him, the acknowledgement and appreciation of Malala?s lifelong struggle for education in previously Taliban-ruled Swat is necessary in every part of the world. Malala, an epitome of bravery, holds the title of youngest Nobel Laureate. She is also working currently as an ambassador of promoting education amongst Syrian girl refugees.
  24. Protein supplements are the top selling supplements world over. Even in India, every fitness enthusiast who hits the gym consumes some form of protein supplements, to meet the protein needs. Let's see the kind of protein powders are available in the market and which one would suit you the best. Whey Protein Whey is the liquid which is extracted during production of cheese from curd. It is high in protein and lactose as it is derived from milk. Whey Protein Isolate has lesser amount of lactose and carbohydrates as maximum of it is lost during processing. Whey protein concentrate contains more lactose and a bit more carbohydrates than isolate. If you're lactose intolerant, you should choose whey protein isolate. Studies show that consuming whey protein after your workout leads to maximum protein synthesis. 2. Casein Protein Casein is also derived from milk like whey but is digested and absorbed at a slower pace when compared to whey. When casein comes in contact with stomach acids, it forms a gel which slows down stomach emptying and eventually there is a delay in absorption of amino acid into bloodstream. Benefit of slow absorption is that the muscles receive continuous supply of amino acids which prevents muscle protein breakdown. Based on various studies, casein has been more effective for increasing muscle protein synthesis than soy and wheat protein. Ideally casein protein should be consumed before sleeping to feed the muscles while asleep. Egg Protein Eggs are easily the most potent source of protein. In fact, they also help suppress hunger by making you feel fuller for a longer period of time. There are protein powders that are made from eggs. Leucine, the amino acid that plays a crucial role in building muscles is found in abundance in eggs. Only whey contains more Leucine than eggs. Egg protein powders are a good choice for people who are lactose intolerant but are non-vegetarians. 4. Pea Protein These protein powders are the latest to enter the supplement market. They are quite popular amongst vegetarians and the vegans for obvious reasons. Studies show that Pea protein absorbs slower than whey protein but faster than casein. There are researches to show that similar results were obtained when one group consumed whey protein for increase in muscles and other consumed pea protein. However, since this supplement has been recently developed, more convincing studies are required to conclude this. Rice Protein Though rice protein contains all the essential amino acids, it is too low in lysine which makes it an incomplete source of protein. Though in India, you generally won't find rice protein powders at supplement stores, it is quite easily available online. Like Pea Protein, Rice Protein powders are also a good choice for vegetarians and vegans. Since the demand for this kind of protein is low right now in the market, the price is generally high and the availability is less. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  25. More children around the world are going to schools, learning, getting connected to the internet and going to university now more than ever before. The number of women opting for higher studies is more than men today. The rate of infant mortality has dropped in the last one year. © Unsplash My point? We tend to focus on the bad in the world because, somehow that makes it easier for us to sit, complain, not contribute and yet, add to the pile of garbage in the world, without remorse or guilt. But, we forget that the good in the world is just as much, if not more. Let us, for an instance, move beyond the fact that the President of America is a sexist, chauvinist, misinformed, undeserving candidate. Let us also move beyond the number of deaths, rapes and violence cases happening across the world. Let us also move beyond the various theories of apocalypse and dismaying fate of humanity that keep cropping up on us on a daily basis. © Unsplash Let us look at one simple Ted Talk for about 20 to 30 minutes and gauge what Danny Dorling, a social geographer, has to say about the way the world is changing, through a series of maps. These aren’t your average maps; these maps don’t show you the amount of rainfall, the amount of population and the status of demography in the world. These maps show you how there is enough place for every individual on this Earth; there is enough food for every mouth on this Earth and there is enough water for every soul on this Earth. And that’s not all; there is enough light to shine bright enough in a way that it illuminates the entire planet and shows from outer space. Moral of the talk: We need to stop concentrating on the negatives. We choose to see that which we want to. What this goes to show? That we’re a bunch of pessimistic, pig-headed people who don’t want to open our minds and see behind what is shown to us on a news channel, a television screen or a newspaper. The problem lies with us cynics who choose to see the darkness, instead of the candle that illuminates the path in the dark. This world is full of good; if only we choose to see and do more about it. © Pexels
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