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  1. Music is said to be a universal language, but for some, it is the only language that they are most comfortable speaking. For those who communicate best through notes of music, whose hearts beat in tandem with the hum of musical instruments and who speak their mind most fluently through words intricately threaded into beautiful songs, music is more than a universal language. We caught up with someone who literally eats, breathes and lives music. One of the country's sensational, rising voices that rocked the nation in 2018 with a chartbuster like Chogada, and lulled the nation's heart with 2019's greatest love song, the title track of 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga'. © Instagram There is no way the person in question needs anything further introduction, but if it isn't obvious yet, we are talking about singer, songwriter and composer Darshan Raval. He is currently one of India's most sought after voices, and even though he enjoys every bit of the love and attention he has been garnering, Darshan has been in the limelight for his newest venture with MTV Beats. But before we get to that let us tell you how Darshan the singing superstar came into being. The Backstory It all started when Darshan first started putting out covers of popular Bollywood songs on YouTube. Having been fascinated by music for most of his life, this must have seemed like the most obvious thing to do. But never did he imagine to land up in a singing reality show, and become a part of the top 3. © Instagram Darshan may not have won the show, but he won thousands of hearts across the country. His journey on the show earned him a crazy fan following and he instantly became an internet celebrity. He admits that he never set out to become a part of the music industry. All he cared about was music. Darshan says, “I never thought I wanted to be in the music industry. I just knew I wanted to do music. I had no idea about the industry, how will I reach there, what will I do. So I just started putting out my music cover videos. Soon, I started getting opportunities and every opportunity that I got, I picked up.” The Breakthrough However, the final breakthrough came with his Bollywood debut back in 2015, that put Darshan under the spotlight. His Bollywood debut song 'Jab Tum Chaho' caught the attention of all the right people, and there was no looking back after that. © Instagram Talking about this colourful journey, Darshan tells MensXP, “My journey has been wonderful and magical. Magical because everything that has happened so far, the good and the bad, feels like it was all meant to be. Those things happened and that's the reason why I am here today. Falling everyday, but getting up again, as well as believing in myself and my music has made me what I am today.” Spreading His Wings The fame and popularity that has come his way, hasn't stopped Darshan from stepping out of his comfort zone, and trying out new things. So in between his personal projects, Bollywood stints and music concerts, Darshan is now also part of MTV Beats' 'Dil Beats With Darshan Raval'. © Instagram Talking about his newest venture, Darshan tells us, “It's a beautiful show and has a very beautiful meaning. I am the Love Dost, on the show where I talk to people and share amazing love stories. The show has a very different concept. I am not a love “guru” but a friend and confidante people can reach out to. I am coming back to the television after 4 years with something very new. I'll be singing and interacting with people. So I am excited. ” The Lesser Known Challenges © Instagram However, getting to this point of success and popularity didn't come easy. There was a time when Darshan was so disheartened, he was about to give it all up. Darshan recalls that time of his life and says, “I thought I won't make it in Bollywood. After every reality show you think now people know me, everything will be amazing. But the reality is very different. So when I was about to leave, I called by Himesh (Reshammiya) sir and he asked me to not give up and stay back. Later, he helped me bag my first Bollywood song, and I will always be grateful to him for showing that kind of faith and support when I needed it the most.” The Real Struggles Come Much Later © Instagram Darshan tells us that simply being a good singer is not enough. Making your own identity in the industry is much more important. Otherwise, unless you have that one chartbuster song of your career, you will constantly get compared to other singers in the industry. “I have been told I sound like Atif Aslam, Mohit Chauhan, and Arijit. People have this tendency to do that. But the journey from that point, to the moment you get a chartbuster song of your own, that becomes the game changer. Today, people recognise my voice even without a mention of my name.” © Instagram He further adds that the “high” which comes from fame and success is another real struggles upcoming artists have to face. “When you start, you have a lot of purity and innocence as a singer. But it keeps evaporating over time when you are constantly singing superhit songs and doing housefull shows. Sometimes the fame and popularity gets to your head. But we should stay rooted during such situations, while accepting all the love and positive feedback we are getting.” Key To Success Darshan feels that in the music industry failure becomes your greatest teacher. “I pray to God everyday that I fail. You can't learn from success, it the failures that teach us the best lessons. Even as a composer and a singer I have to keep practising and making music. This phase of introspection and revision that comes from failing is important for growth.” © Instagram He gives the same advice to every aspiring singer out there who wishes to make it as a singer in the industry. He says, “You have to failure. However, failures will come and go, but believe in yourself. People will always have opinions. It's a beautiful life, regardless of failure or success, enjoy what you do and love what you are doing. #DarshanSpeaks: How To Become A Singer “Keep practising, keep listening to music. It's a process. You have to keep training yourself, it won't happen overnight. Having a sense of music is also important.”
  2. "That night still haunts me. When I saw my dad butchered to death before my own eyes. It was terrifying, to live in the constant fear of imminent claws of death. Even the memory of it throws me back to a dark time in my own life, a time of helplessness and fear." For most of us, this is a sad story that moves people and brings tears to their eyes. But, there is someone somewhere who is living this horror every single day. Within an instant, they lose their home, families, language, occupation, everything and become refugees seeking shelter and safety. © enactus DCAC We live in the comfort of four walls, eat proper food, drink clean water, and get the best education possible. We are so protected and have everything at our disposal that we never realise how privileged we are. On one hand, where we start taking things for granted, on the other, there exists a parallel world where our basic necessities are somebody's luxury. They crave for it, they want it, but cannot afford it. We are talking about those who are underprivileged. © enactus DCAC The absence of government support, basic human rights and most of all absence of humanity from us, makes this community even more vulnerable. Some ignore the underprivileged and refugees, some pity them, but how many of us actually come forward to help them? Well, we don't know about you but a bunch of students sure are working towards their upliftment and in the process, are taking huge steps towards building a better society. Meet Enactus, an international non-profit student body spread across 36 countries with 144 chapters in India, which is working for the upliftment of the underprivileged and marginalised communities in their own right. One of their chapters in Delhi is looked by Delhi University's Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC). © enactus DCAC Enactus DCAC realised that because the refugees have little or no education, they are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty and often find themselves getting drawn towards anti-social activities. So the students of this organisation decided to bring about a change, with the power vested in them and together they launched the project Taaleem, to provide quality primary education to the refugee children. © enactus DCAC Their strategy is simple, use a community-driven model of storytelling, and they have specially designed an Active Story Based Curriculum for them. Since these kids have not been to school, they have a huge learning gap irrespective of how old they are. So they analyse the learning and knowledge level of the kids and then divide them into groups on the basis of their learning levels instead of ages. © enactus DCAC These young college students have pledged to bring light and hope in the refugees' lives and change their lives for good. Apart from Taaleem, they are also working on CanSurvive, a project wherein they aim at selling prosthetic bras at a lesser rate and also break the taboo around breast cancer. If only more people could think like them, the world would be a better place to live in.
  3. AR Rahman is a great musician and composer, no one can deny that, but he may have missed the mark on his latest release big time. The 'Avengers Anthem' dropped yesterday and well, turns out it was the biggest joke this April Fool's day. From not being able to differentiate it from, say an IPL song, to just basically the entire desi fandom being so disappointed, I would just like to say, 'Avengers: Endgame' deserved better. Some people are still convinced that the song was just an elaborate prank for April 1st and the real song will come out soon because let's be real, this can't be it. People on Twitter are not holding back when talking about how much they actually hated this 'Avengers Anthem' and who can blame them? After listening to "Avengers Anthem" of A R Rahaman Me:- pic.twitter.com/7kSeEMyhiV — Rahbar Raza (@RbRaza007) April 1, 2019 It better be. That Avengers anthem by AR Rehman is an April Fool's joke, right? — Shriti ð¼ (@Zugambi) April 1, 2019 Okay. Cringe-worthy......ARR lost it completely....song is nothing special to marvel .....@Russo_Brothers @arrahman #MarvelAnthem @MarvelStudios — Vivek Swaminathan (@thetreadster) April 1, 2019 Drop the real one. Haha.. nice April Fool joke.. you got us ðð Now release the actual anthem.. — Vinit Tibrewal (@vinittibrewal) April 1, 2019 Another comparison. I was looking forward for this anthem.. But it Sounds like upcoming elections promo.. ð #generalelection2019 — Sandesh Sawal (@sandeshsawal) April 1, 2019 Here's hoping. After listening to this Thanos will wipeout the remaining half of the universe ðð#MarvelAnthem — suru (@nomad_soul_) April 2, 2019 It's not a sports event. Someone pls add a dislike button on Twitter. I survived no longer than the first 30 secs of the song. For someone who has been reading Marvel comics for almost 15 yrs, this is the opposite of special. @Russo_Brothers c'mon guys !!! This is a world cup anthem, not Avengers. — Saptarshi Chatterjee (@Saptarshi8290) April 2, 2019 Not a fan. That DC comment tho.
  4. The 'Dabangg' franchise has been a hot favourite of every Salman Khan fan ever since the first film in the series hit the screens back in 2010. We recently told you that the shooting for 'Dabangg 3' started yesterday in Indore, which also happens to be Arbaaz and Salman's birthplace. Now ever since the news hit social media platforms, Sallu Bhai's fans have showed unparalleled enthusiasm and shared their best wishes for Salman's next installment in the series. Welcome Baap of Cop Characters " CHULBUL PANDEY " #Dabangg3#Dabangg3Begins ð¥ð¥ pic.twitter.com/E02TV54smA — Chowkidar ð®ð³ (@BeingPratik_) April 1, 2019 #Dabangg3Begins in the #BharatTrailerMonth !! Good luck for both of them bhai @BeingSalmanKhan !! — Deνιâ (@ibeingdevil) April 1, 2019 Well, amidst all the uproar around 'Dabangg 3', the first pictures from the first day of the shoot have already arrived. The film is being shot in Mandleshwar and Maheshwar in Indore, where Salman and Arbaaz' grandfather was posted during his time in the police force. The pictures from the 'Muhurat' and the sets will get any Chulbul Pandey fan extremely excited. Shoot begins today... Salman Khan returns as Chulbul Pandey in #Dabangg3... Directed by Prabhu Dheva. pic.twitter.com/Qn7nDB349E — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 1, 2019 'Dabangg 3' is being directed by Prabhu Deva and co-produced by brothers Salman and Arbaaz. A previous report in Bollywood Hungama had stated that the makers of 'Dabangg 3' are looking at a Christmas release this December. Day1.... #dabangg3 @arbaazSkhan @PDdancing @Nikhil_Dwivedi pic.twitter.com/dCEbIQmaqn — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 1, 2019 Even a picture of the set surfaced on a Salman Khan fan-page, and we think it gives an insight into a particularly interesting event in 'Dabangg 3'. Pay attention to that banner in this picture: #Dabangg3 set new pic pic.twitter.com/a9fKUpYvGV — Salman khan (@Salmank99113217) April 1, 2019 Here are more pictures from the first day of the shoot for 'Dabangg 3'. Set Of #Dabangg3 ðð¤ð#Dabangg3Begins @BeingSalmanKhan @iron_aaba#RealStrong #BeingHuman #Indore pic.twitter.com/LA5Lg3VvTt — ð«â¨nasteranâ¨ð« (@NasteranHaideri) April 1, 2019 Bhai at first day of #DABANGG3Begins #Dabangg3 Shoot ððð #salmankafankhaled pic.twitter.com/lcDC3hsYMl — Sayed Khaled (@beingkhaled9921) April 1, 2019 Salman Khan on the sets of Dabangg 3. #DABANGG3Begins @BeingSalmanKhan pic.twitter.com/3iYdRQvgxI — Salman Khan Universe (@salmanuniv) April 1, 2019
  5. 1st April a.k.a April Fool's Day has always been the day on which all brands try to put their best foot forward and lie to us for the sake of, well, comedy. You definitely shouldn't be believing what you see or hear on April Fool's day, but it's also the day that brings out the best in the tech space. Well, 2019 was no exception, and we got to see a lot of interesting stuff from big name companies. But here are the best April Fool's Day pranks, which we wish actually real: 1. Notifications That Literally Follow! Duolingo's pesky notifications bugging you every day to take your language test can get super annoying, which is why we're sure you end up ignoring them. But this April fool's day, the company took a step further by introducing the idea of having a large green owl appear in real life and follow you around to remind you to practice your language lessons. Heck, they even come in three modes - encouraging, disappointed, or passive aggressive - and it's downright hilarious. Check it out - 2. A Smart Assistant For Gaming? Sure. Nvidia also took it a step further by announcing a GeForce RTX smart assistant called R.O.N. The company claims it can give you cool tips when you play games like Apex Legends, telling you to hide, etc. R.O.N. can also use its brains to leave comments on sites like Reddit and Twitch for you. But be careful, R.O.N. can become a serious troll. The best part, however, has got to be the device itself, which throws a really cool holograph. Check it out - 3. RGB CPU, Anyone? Newegg's new CPU for April Fool's day makes us wonder - “How much RGB is too much RGB?” Seriously, the company showcased an RGB CPU for people who just can't have enough RGB in their life. It costs a hefty $4,999.99, and it comes with a whopping 100 cores and 200 threads. Its base clock is a supposed 1.4 Petahertz and overclock, well, if you overclock it, Newegg says you “might create a small black hole inside your CPU.” It's not something that we want, because the CPU will anyway be tucked inside a cooler, but it's a hilarious idea. Check it out here - 4. Do You Like Cup Noodles? Yes, that's what HyperX and Nissin came up with. Needs no explanation we suppose? They even claim that you can detach the fork and slurp some noodles while gaming. Sounds just about right. © HyperX - Noodles 5. Like Sharing Your Music? If you don't like HyperX's idea, then how about something more practical? Like this Jabra Earbud(dy) headphones, with which you can share the music that you're listening to. It apparently comes with an ultra-light headband that can be extended “seamlessly to accommodate the perfect fit for every pair of buddies.” © Jabra 6. An App Find Your Lost LEGO Bricks? LEGO's “Find My Brick”, as the name suggests, is a parody of Apple's Find My iPhone app. It will help you find your bricks for you in a pile of miscellaneous blocks. Image how simple your life would be with such an app, and that's exactly why we think this should actually be real. The long search is finally over... ð± #FindMyBrick pic.twitter.com/3yBIPJ2OPk — LEGO (@LEGO_Group) April 1, 2019 Well, that wraps our list of April Fool's pranks. Of course, there were countless other pranks by the likes of OnePlus, Razer, Tinder, etc., but these are the ones which we truly wished existed in real life, especially the Nvidia R.O.N. and LEGO app.
  6. People say "Behind every successful man, there's a woman" and Shah Rukh Khan's latest post only reiterates the same. It's World Theatre Day today, and in case you didn't know, the King of Bollywood began his career with theatre. View this post on Instagram Glad to get my hands on the latest iPhone! Thank you @apple ... really enjoying the amazing Portrait Lighting. #shotoniPhoneXSMax A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Sep 27, 2018 at 7:15am PDT But, instead of just talking about his journey in theatre, he took this opportunity to thank his wife Gauri. He wrote, "Being with you is like being on Stage. There's so much light, I can't see anything else. Curiosity to know New, Humility to accept u will never know if fully...makes u an actor. #WorldTheaterDay." “Being with you is like being on Stage. There's so much light, I can't see anything else”. Curiosity to know New, Humility to accept u will never know if fully...makes u an actor. #WorldTheaterDay pic.twitter.com/7mWCCuHmBz — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 27, 2019 He might have won thousands of awards in his career, but he took home the Best Husband Award with this single post. On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in 'Zero', which failed to impress people but we are sure his fans are waiting for him to come back with a bang and blow minds away with his next project.
  7. Earlier this month, Imran Tahir had announced that he will retire from One-Day International (ODI) cricket after the ICC World Cup in England & Wales, slated to begin from 30th May. While the South African might have called time on his ODI career, Tahir continues to remain a vital cog for his side - something that was testified in his recent outing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). On a day, where spinners breathed fire on the raging turner, Tahir stood tall with impressive figures of 3-9 in his quota of four overs. If Harbhajan Singh (3-20) bamboozled the top-order of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the South African spinner ran through the opposition's middle-order to ensure the visitors were bowled out for a mere 70 - sixth-lowest total in IPL history. Twitter/@IPL Introduced in the 10th over, the 39-year-old struck on his second delivery of the match, dismissing Shivam Dube for just two runs. The veteran leggie, then, struck on the first delivery of his second over to send Navdeep Saini packing. Yuzvendra Chahal became his third victim of the night after his slog-sweep backfired in the 14th over. With the spinners doing all the damage early on, Chennai barely had to break a sweat as they chased the paltry total of 70 runs with seven wickets and 14 deliveries to spare. While Harbhajan took the 'Man of the Match' award, Tahir claimed the 'Purple Cap' as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament.
  8. Travelling is said to inspire those who indulge in it. It is also said to open newer horizons for those who look beyond all that meets the eye. So when Ixigo co-founders Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar set out to discover their professional journey in the scenic locales of South France, their explorations reached beyond the journey to and fro from work, and the hidden gems around the area. © MensXP By the end of it, they ended up discovering more of Europe than the Europeans themselves, and as time passed them by in the flat they shared together in France, they decided to work out a way that would bring them closer to their dream, and most of all job satisfaction. Aloke and Rajnish finally made the move in 2007 and founded Ixigo, one of India's leading travel marketplaces, that has changed how India experiences travel around the country and beyond its borders. It quickly became the first stop for travellers whenever they thought of travelling anywhere on the face of this earth. © MensXP However, apart from helping their users with travel bookings and solving their travel related queries, there is another crucial factor that motivates Aloke and Rajnish to keep pushing and stay on their toes all the time. It is the ever changing space of data and analytics of the travel industry, which plays a vital role in their survival. Talking about the same Rajnish said to MensXP, “data is the oil in this economy. Without data, none of our AI algorithms will work.” © MensXP Ixigo does about 200 million train PNR status checks in a month, and that says a lot about the kind of needs they cater to on a day-to-day basis. People wish to find out if they will get a confirmed seat on the day of their travel, before booking a waitlisted seat. With Ixigo's advanced approach, they can now get an idea of confirmation before booking and save themselves from last minute craziness. Similarly, they meticulously keep track of fare hikes and dips, and share insights with their users, to help them save precious money. It's a tricky thing to do, preventing business transactions on their portal but they are not after that at all. They are looking at earning people's trust and that's their sole purpose, because the rest falls into place afterwards. © MensXP The company thrives on trust, and virality of the benefits their users reap by making use of their services. They work around creating better tools to help users with their experience both on the app and the bookings they make through them. Even their team comprises of handpicked individuals who share the founders' vision and zest to make Ixigo a user-friendly and top-end product. © MensXP So when it comes to sharing their greatest learning from the journey so far, they have these words of wisdom to share with aspiring entrepreneurs. “Dream big, and have faith in yourself. Don't give up on your dream because of present constraints, but take the plunge regardless”, share Aloke and Rajnish. “Finding the right co-founder is also key when it comes to taking the first step and building a team that believes in your dream and vision, just as much as you, that's half the job done”, adds Rajnish. Ixigo has come a long way, and we know these two friends will continue to make travelling even easier and better in the time to come.
  9. In what was considered to be one of the most controversial tri-series of 2018, the Nidahas Trophy between India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka saw a rare show of skills, patience and explosive batting when Indian wicket keeper-batsman, Dinesh Karthik took control of the final, deflated the Bangladeshi bowling line-up and won the trophy for the Men in Blue exactly one year ago, today. Returning to the top roster after a long gap, the tri-series was more of a test for the then 32-year-old, a question of whether he's still got what it takes to be a part of the best cricket team in the world. While India managed to make it to the final of the series without requiring a lot of help from the righty, skipper Rohit Sharma (https://www.mensxp.com/topic/rohit-sharma.html) and the squad demanded a miracle of an innings by him to be able to win it all, late in the game. When Karthik entered the field after Manish Pandey's dismissal, India required to score 34 runs off the last two overs. The need for Karthik to hit big shots was of utmost importance as his co-batsman Vijay Shankar was struggling to connect the deliveries with his bat. Karthik, however, had different plans altogether. Stepping on the batting crease in the 19th over, he scored 22 runs off Rubel Hossain's deliveries while also sending the last ball for a maximum to bring the trophy to India. "Really happy to come out of this performance. Really happy for the team. We've played really well in this tournament and to not win the final would have been unfortunate. It was not that easy to bat there,” said a modest Dinesh Karthik after the game who was also named the Man of the Match for his short yet impactful innings.
  10. There's been a lot of banter about the Redmi Note 7 Pro's camera prowess. My colleague reviewed the phone earlier this week and found it to be really good, but I wanted to test it out myself before passing my judgement, if any. So I decided to borrow our review unit and took it out for a spin. And boy, was I in for a surprise! I use an iPhone XR as my daily driver and I really like that phone, its cameras included. In fact, it has been one of my favorite phones to shoot pictures with lately. Given how much I like the iPhone XR's cameras, I wasn't expecting the Note 7 Pro to take me by surprise. But trust me, I was wrong. At first, I started capturing random pictures with the Redmi Note 7 Pro to get the hang of the camera and Xiaomi's camera app. Even when I wasn't really putting much effort, this phone managed to produce shots like this: © MensXP / Karthik Iyer Yes, it was at this point that I decided to pull out my iPhone XR out of curiosity to see how they compared. It was somewhat a gloomy day here in New Delhi, which I thought was just perfect to push these cameras to their limits. So, I did. Just take a look: Note: All photos captured from the Redmi Note 7 Pro have a watermark. The images used for comparison were shot on an iPhone XR. Also, none of these images have been edited in any way whatsoever. The images, which you see below, were shot from a metro station. Both phones did a really good job here, but I personally like the Redmi Note 7 Pro's photo mainly because of the colors. They're natural, and the overall image look a lot presentable with lots of detail. © MensXP / Karthik Iyer Next up, I decided to go with a shot which, honestly, even a lot of flagship smartphones struggle with. As we all know, it's pretty hard to expose the subject when there's a strong source of light right behind or around the subject. But both the phones did great in this case. The fact that Redmi Note 7 Pro managed to make it just as good as the iPhone XR did, is truly impressive. © MensXP / Karthik Iyer And here's another one. The Redmi Note 7 Pro's image is the clear winner for me here. The focus on the subject is on point, and there's a ton of detail. Not that the iPhone's image is bad, but it's not something I would post on social media without doing a bit of tinkering unlike the Note 7 Pro's image. It's truly a stunning shot, is it? © MensXP / Karthik Iyer Even as I was losing the light and things started getting more gloomy, the Redmi Note 7 Pro didn't fail to impress me. This is one of those images, which truly made me question the point of buying an expensive phone to get good cameras. Great dynamic range and really good exposure. Just take a look - © MensXP / Karthik Iyer And here's another shot taken in low light/ artificial lighting. This restaurant is better known for its food than lighting, but the pictures aren't too shabby, are they? © MensXP / Karthik Iyer I can keep throwing in more images here from my gallery, but I think we've established a point here. No, I am not trying to pick a winner and justify my opinion. However, I must say that Xiaomi has done a phenomenal job with the Redmi Note 7 Pro. I mean, just Rs 13,990 for a smartphone that's capable of competing with big dogs like Apple's iPhone? Sign me up. Of course, I am not ready to ditch my iPhone, at least not yet, but the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a star. If you like taking pictures on your phone among other things and you don't want to burn a huge whole in your pocket, then the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a no-brainer. It's truly the budget king that everyone needs to beat. © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla Well, that wraps up just about everything. Again, most of this is subjective since not all people tend to prefer the same kind of images. But as someone who loves taking pictures for Instagram and craves a bit of a self-validation, I really enjoyed my time shooting with the Redmi Note 7 Pro. If you're looking to check out more camera samples or want to learn more about the Redmi Note 7 Pro's overall performance, then be sure to check out our review of the phone.
  11. The Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week just took off, and the first day saw a plethora of interesting street style moments. From innovative fabric patterns to elaborate layering, we saw it all, and here are 10 style lessons we learned. 1. A well-fitting black turtleneck with a pair of high-waisted pants will give you an effortlessly chic, runway-ready vibe. © Studiopicsing 2. A well-tailored black suit will never be out of fashion. © MensXP 3. It's time to embrace our long lost legacy of patchwork and 'Katha' stitch designs. FDCI Chairman Mr Sunil Sethi is rocking this jacket made of it, and how! © Studiopicsing 4. Super relaxed silhouettes will make you look dapper, and you get extra comfort! © MensXP 5. Print-on-print can make for an extremely interesting statement when paired right. © MensXP 6. A cool bag, shades, and bright sneakers can transform the most basic outfits. © MensXP 7. Designer Suket Dhir shows us how a bright bomber jacket can be super fashionable while being functional. © Studiopicsing 8. An Ikat patterned kurta pyjama can be converted to a snazzy street outfit by throwing on a leather jacket and a scarf. © Studiopicsing 9. Solid brown/chrome is one of the best colours when it comes to casual but sophisticated outerwear, and using a backpack as an accessory will always make you score brownie points. © © MensXP 10. A pair of well-fitted jeans and ankle boots will always make you look dapper AF. © MensXP
  12. While you may assume 'Game of Thrones' is only about death and war, you're definitely forgetting the most basic nuance that binds the show together- love. Subtle and fierce underlines of transparent and opaque love have been ruling the premise of the series since season 1 and many of us, if not connected or related to it have definitely been drawn towards the enigmatic relationships the characters have shared amongst them. (HBO) For instance GoT has gone crucially transparent in displaying Ygritte's love for Jon with her popular dialogue "I am yours and you are mine. If we die, we die but first let's live", telling us that love still strives within uncertainties and the harshest of situations. In the same breath, the subtle dynamic between Grey Worm and Missandei has an involuntary opposed view, as none of them really come forward with what they feel for the other, even though they do indulge in intimacy. (c)HBO 'Game of Thrones', besides war and triumph, has given us immense lessons in love, which some of us may have overlooked in time. But if you really think about it, these lessons are lifelong and altering enough to pay some amount of heed towards them. Here are 5 crucial yet controversial things about love Game of Thrones taught us. (1) You Can't Help Who You Fall In Love With That's the beastly truth about life and it's all over the GoT narrative too. For instance, Cersei and Jaime's intense love affair is an indignant proposition for others who know of it, because the two are siblings. But Jaime's heart bleeds for Cersie, even though he knows her actions aren't just. In the same lieu, Tyrion's love for the brothel worker Shae, who betrayed him even though he wanted to protect her. (c)HBO We really can't help who we fall in love with because love is the most definite and uncontrollable emotion we have amidst us. We can reap from the consequences or we can regret everything we've felt but controlling it is not in our hands and that is something GoT stresses on time and again, with multiple equations indulging in daring love. (c)HBO (2) Unrequited Love Is Painful Yes, we all know one-sided or unrequited love is very painful. It's worse when it doesn't just go away and becomes a lifelong baggage to deal with. Most of us have been there but maybe because we're so blinded with the theory of love, we seldom forget what it does to us. GoT has officially made us realise the repercussions of unrequited love and they aren't very pleasant. (c)HBO Don't get me wrong, most of it is beautiful. To be in love with just one person and feel so strongly for someone is beautiful at its own cost. Like how Jorah Mormont was in love with his Khaleesi for eternity. But sometimes obsessive and tainted love breeds toxicity, just like how Littlefinger's love did for Catelyn Stark. He may have loved her all his life but because he couldn't have her he ruined families and destroyed lives, as subtly as he could. But unrequited love is a powerful thing and GoT certainly teaches us that. (c)HBO (3) True Love Does Exist If you've turned cynical about love from one bad relationship, then you weren't really in love. Because true love, even if it doesn't work out, remains as the most special endeavour you've been through because it's a journey no one else can experience for you. So, if you're heartbroken and have turned against love, maybe true love is yet to hit you. That's the relationship that Ned Stark shared with his wife Catelyn Stark tells us, to a great extent. They loved each other immensely, respected each other's wishes and desires and honoured each other tremendously. If that isn't true love, we're not sure what is. (c)HBO (4) You Don't Fall In Love Just Once While love is a unique feeling, it doesn't occur just once. If you've been in love with one person and are spending your life with them, then that's a different thing altogether. But if you've been in love before and have drastically come out of it, there are chances of falling back in to it, with someone else and there isn't a hard and fast rule about it. (c)HBO (c)HBO It's true when we think of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. Both were in love with different people and both lost them in some form of battle, and yet, they came together and fell in love with each other, years later. So, if you're going through a heartbreak and think you'll never fall in love again, think again! (c)HBO (5) *** Doesn't Govern Love While *** is important in a relationship or in true sanctimonious love, 'Game of Thrones' teaches us that it's not the most important factor ruling how you feel for someone. It shouldn't be positioned that way, to say the least. *** might be enjoyable and something to look forward to but when an unsullied man and a woman of importance fall in love, *** has nothing to do with it. (c)HBO When Missandei decided to give Grey Worm English speaking lessons, she had no idea what was in store for them. Her assumption of the fact that he's an unsullied soldier without a ***** will never let him see her in the way she probably wants to be seen. But even so, Grey Worm stares at her naked body when she's taking a bath and eventually they get intimately attached, even though they can't have ***. This tells us that all relationships start with a purity that can't be defined or be adulterated by assumptions and expectations and even with the lack of ***, it's still mighty beautiful and meaningful. 'Game of Thrones', even though set a million years ago, has definitely thought us a lot about modern day love. A will to stay and make a relationship work, the will to deal with one-sided love and the will to stay strong with the wrong kind of love and every time we delve deeper in to the projection of each relation, we realise it truly reflects what society has become today. So, take a minute and think about these 5 essential things, that will help you when you do decide to understand what love really is.
  13. Back in 1909, the Socialist Party of America designated 28th February as the first National Women's Day to honour the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where the women protested against working conditions. That day, marked a new chapter in the lives of women and, in 1975, when the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on 8th March, as it helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards and programmes to advance the status of women globally. Since then, the date 8th March has been a focal point in the movement for women's rights. And, this year's International Women's Day has proved to be no different. There has been a plethora of celebratory messages on social media platforms and, needless to mention the inspirational 'Google Doodle', all celebrating the achievements of women in different fields. Joining the bandwagon, India's limited-overs vice-captain - Rohit Sharma - also stressed on the need to celebrate the day with unmatched fervour and love, like any other festival. "#WomensDay has to be the most celebrated day in India!"ð From @ImRo45, @Jaspritbumrah93, @YUVSTRONG12 and every one of us at MI, a very #HappyWomensDay to all the special women out there ðð#HappyWomensDay2019 pic.twitter.com/FRIxz4TVZW — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 8, 2019 In a video shared by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians on the social media, Rohit said: "Women's Day has to be the most celebrated day in India. The women who have played a part in my life have changed me completely. So, I think, it is important that we celebrate Women's Day as big as Diwali or any other festival that we celebrate". Our future is only as strong as our women. ð ON #womensday #Empowering #women #riseup #livepools #india @livepoolsindia #HappyWomensDay2019 #InternationalWomansDay pic.twitter.com/DUpYz4pMxh — yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 8, 2019 On the other hand, Mumbai's new signing Yuvraj Singh also gave a heartfelt message to the fans. "They are very integral part of our life. I think without them we would be nothing. In my perspective, in my books, I really hold them in high regard. Definitely my mother, who has nurtured me over the years and kept me very safe, to my sisters as well," said Yuvraj. Apart from Rohit and Yuvraj, India's death-overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah, too, shared his views on International Women's Day. “I always feel women are way above men. They always give me strength, they always give me confidence. So, I am very happy to have them in my life. During any situation, they never feel weak. They are always there in tough times, in happier times,” said Bumrah.
  14. Women's Day is just round the corner, and I'm sure all you men out there are set to woo your lady love with extravagant candlelight dinners and expensive wines and larger-than-life bouquet of flowers, just to show your affection for her. But wake up, that's not what she wants. You don't need to celebrate a grandiose Women's Day date to express your love, however, you don't need to be a scrooge either. Why not look for simple and affordable ways to show your appreciation for her and celebrate in a way that doesn't break the bank? Here are some romantic ideas you can do on Women's Day, but on a budget: 1. Begin Her Day With Gifts Unsplash Starting the day itself with exchanging gifts is the best way to go. If your budget isn't too high, DIY the f*** out of it. Unlike popular opinion, your partner will certainly observe the amount of effort you've put in the gift rather than the amount of money you have spent. Think handmade jewellery. You can customize a piece to your partner's tastes by making it yourself. Craft stores carry beads in every shape, colour and style, along with the supplies to fashion them into necklaces, earrings, and brooches, and the Internet is flooded with videos and articles on DIY-jewellery. 2. Set Up A Picnic In Your Living Room Unsplash We are using the word 'picnic' here quite loosely. Do the regular picnic setting – lay down a blanket on your living room rug and you chitchat with your bae about nothing in particular. Turn off the lights and fire up some scented candles. Regular candles will also do. Some light music in the background will be perfection given the little cosy nest you've created in your living room. 3. Ditch The Fancy Restaurant Taco Bell Don't bother with fancy three-course meals and expensive wines to express your love. This Women's Day, there is a sweet surprise for women awaiting in all Taco Bell stores. Show her what a star she is to you, without burning a big hole in your pocket with Taco Bell's new Chickstar wrap. Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd know about this already. But in case you don't, fret not! It is basically a star-shaped wrap tossed with crispy chicken nachos, veggies and signature sauces of Taco Bell- Creamy Habanero and Nacho Cheese Sauce. "Yum in your tum?" Actually, we will leave the being cheesy with your girlfriend part to you. And oh, in case, either of you is vegetarian, there's a paneer version available as well. And if you're wondering how expensive this one-of-a-kind treat is, it is NOT. It will cost you ONLY Rs. 149 for the non-vegetarian wrap and Rs. 129 for the vegetarian wrap! So, rush over to your nearest stores today! 4. Plan A Scavenger Hunt And Go Down Memory Lane Unsplash Plan a scavenger hunt for her with a selection of love notes and sneak them around the house and elsewhere- her coat pockets, lunch box, her purse, etc. so she will find them during the course of the day. At the end of the hunt, you get to find old photographs and videos and watch them together and cuddle. You get the drift, don't you? 5. Gift Her A Pet! Unsplash If your loved one nurtures a soft spot for animals, why not give her a pet to remind her of you, even when you're out of town? And now if you're thinking how can this option be cheap... well, ADOPT! You get to kill two birds with one stone on Women's Day this way. Not only will your girlfriend be absolutely happy to have it, but you'll also give a home to a lovely dog, cat, hell, maybe even a lizard! The choice is yours! Hope this guide works for you the way it has for us. Let us know.
  15. Women's Day is just round the corner, and I'm sure all you men out there are set to woo your lady love with extravagant candlelight dinners and expensive wines and larger-than-life bouquet of flowers, just to show your affection for her. But wake up, that's not what she wants. You don't need to celebrate a grandiose Women's Day date to express your love, however, you don't need to be a scrooge either. Why not look for simple and affordable ways to show your appreciation for her and celebrate in a way that doesn't break the bank? Here are some romantic ideas you can do on Women's Day, but on a budget: 1. Begin Her Day With Gifts Unsplash Starting the day itself with exchanging gifts is the best way to go. If your budget isn't too high, DIY the f*** out of it. Unlike popular opinion, your partner will certainly observe the amount of effort you've put in the gift rather than the amount of money you have spent. Think handmade jewellery. You can customize a piece to your partner's tastes by making it yourself. Craft stores carry beads in every shape, colour and style, along with the supplies to fashion them into necklaces, earrings, and brooches, and the Internet is flooded with videos and articles on DIY-jewellery. 2. Set Up A Picnic In Your Living Room Unsplash We are using the word 'picnic' here quite loosely. Do the regular picnic setting – lay down a blanket on your living room rug and you chitchat with your bae about nothing in particular. Turn off the lights and fire up some scented candles. Regular candles will also do. Some light music in the background will be perfection given the little cosy nest you've created in your living room. 3. Ditch The Fancy Restaurant Taco Bell Don't bother with fancy three-course meals and expensive wines to express your love. This Women's Day, there is a sweet surprise for women awaiting in all Taco Bell stores. Show her what a star she is to you, without burning a big hole in your pocket with Taco Bell's new Chickstar wrap. Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd know about this already. But in case you don't, fret not! It is basically a star-shaped wrap tossed with crispy chicken nachos, veggies and signature sauces of Taco Bell- Creamy Habanero and Nacho Cheese Sauce. "Yum in your tum?" Actually, we will leave the being cheesy with your girlfriend part to you. And oh, in case, either of you is vegetarian, there's a paneer version available as well. And if you're wondering how expensive this one-of-a-kind treat is, it is NOT. It will cost you ONLY Rs. 149 for the non-vegetarian wrap and Rs. 129 for the vegetarian wrap! So, rush over to your nearest stores today! 4. Plan A Scavenger Hunt And Go Down Memory Lane Unsplash Plan a scavenger hunt for her with a selection of love notes and sneak them around the house and elsewhere- her coat pockets, lunch box, her purse, etc. so she will find them during the course of the day. At the end of the hunt, you get to find old photographs and videos and watch them together and cuddle. You get the drift, don't you? 5. Gift Her A Pet! Unsplash If your loved one nurtures a soft spot for animals, why not give her a pet to remind her of you, even when you're out of town? And now if you're thinking how can this option be cheap... well, ADOPT! You get to kill two birds with one stone on Women's Day this way. Not only will your girlfriend be absolutely happy to have it, but you'll also give a home to a lovely dog, cat, hell, maybe even a lizard! The choice is yours! Hope this guide works for you the way it has for us. Let us know.
  16. 2003 was a different time for both India and Pakistan. Much like today, some sensible sections of both nations wanted peace and prosperity over a war. A year in which the neighbouring nations agreed to a Cease Fire Agreement. Such were the relations, that India toured Pakistan the very next year and came out on top by beating them comprehensively in both Test and ODI series. Remember Sehwag's 309? Well, that was in Pakistan. © Reuters India vs Pakistan has always been a clash charged with emotions, energy and the determination to get one over the other, for players and fans both. If we're to compare it with a footballing rivalry it is 10 times bigger than El Clasico and North-West Derby (Manchester United vs Liverpool). This game is the only one where I'll see even my grandma glued to the television, constantly asking about the score and the players who are batting. It was the fourth World Cup meeting between the neighbours, exactly 16-years back when 'someone' named Sachin Tendulkar stayed true to his godly status, scoring 98 off 75 balls at Centurion. © Reuters I still remember, as a 7-year old, how disheartening it was watching Saeed Anwar's classy century help Pakistan to a total of 273. It was a match between India's batting vs Pakistan's bowling; India, possessing the likes Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in their batting lineup and Pakistan having the likes Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar and Abdur Razzak at their disposal. It was a match Tendulkar said he'd been thinking/listening about for a year. Having spent 12 sleepless nights, Tendulkar's audacity upfront changed everything. Slamming Pakistani bowlers as if he playing at a local cricket club, the Master Blaster showed no signs of anxiety. His majestic six over the square third man became an iconic shot. To the amusement of many, this was the only time I saw my father jump in joy, and scream, “Only this man can hit a shot like that.” © Reuters In the end, Tendulkar was injured and fell prey to the Rawalpindi Express' shot delivery, robbing him of a well-deserved ton. Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh then stepped up to steady the ship, helping India to a comfortable win, leading me to overhear the ladies in my street talking about how well India batted and how they won it by losing only four wickets.
  17. Australian wizard and bowler Glenn McGrath is not too famous for his sledging skills unlike his fellow teammates Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds, but he is known for the presence he commanded with his extremely nerve-wracking deliveries that more often than not used to stun the poor batsmen of his time. Having put up some of the most impressive numbers throughout his well-documented career, McGrath boasts of a brilliant 24/8 bowling innings in the first Test match between Australia and the visiting Pakistani team. Although not having enjoyed much success in the Twenty20 International format of the game, 'Nobby' McGrath did have a brilliant 29/4 spell with Delhi Daredevils during the opening season of the Indian Premier League against Rahul Dravid's Royal Challengers Bangalore at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium in 2008. However, McGrath's greatest bowling figures were recorded on this very day, exactly 16 years ago in a World Cup group stage match against the Namibian cricket team that had qualified for the World Cup for the very first time and hasn't qualified ever since. 7 overs. 4 maidens. 7 wickets for just 15 runs! ðª#OnThisDay in 2003, @glennmcgrath11 took a stunning 7/15 against Namibia in Potchefstroom - the best bowling figures in @cricketworldcup history! ð pic.twitter.com/U9DtBeThuE — ICC (@ICC) February 27, 2019 In the 2003 match, having won the toss, Australia decided to bat first. With the help of their big hitters like Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds, the Aussies were able to build a huge total of 301 runs for the newcomers. When the innings switched, it was showtime for McGrath, the pacer. Striking early in the first over itself, Mcgrath was able to dismiss the Namibian opener AJ Burger and it was a cakewalk for Team Australia ever since as the opposing batting-order spiralled around his bowling. In just seven overs, McGrath was able to bag a total of seven wickets giving out just 15 runs. These stats have been recorded as the best bowling figures in the history of ICC World Cups. Australia went on to win the 2003 World Cup after defeating an All-Star Indian cricket team with players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag building the core of the roster. McGrath dismissed three of India's batsmen in the final.
  18. Christopher Henry Gayle, a name which has already been engraved in the history of cricket as one of the most powerful hitters the game has ever seen. On one hand, where hitting a six is a very common sight in cricket, many believe that a six by Chris Gayle should at least be given a run count of eight, instead of just six. The power with which this man hits a ball is out of this world. There have been uncountable instances where a match has been stopped just because the ball was smacked outside the stadium by the 'Gayle-force'. Rumours surrounding Gayle's retirement were proven correct yesterday, as the Indies star announced his retirement from the ODI format post the ICC World Cup 2019. So, just before we get to see the final Gayle-storm in action, let's have a look at some of his finest innings witnessed by the world: 1. Gayle's Maiden Century (Kenya) © Reuters Soon after making an impact in Test cricket, Gayle slammed his maiden ODI century against Kenya on their home soil, in Nairobi. Despite being a little late to the party, he made his mark by touching the score of 152 in his first ever ODI ton. This humongous score consisted of 17 fours and a single six. With time, we saw the proportion of his runs shifting towards the big hits instead of fours and singles. 2. Gayle-Storm In Ahmedabad (India) © Reuters The year 2001, was just the beginning of the many earthquakes by the big man. A year after his thundering performance in Kenya, he started bashing any team which came in his way. He went on to score 3 consecutive tons against the Indians when the Windies toured India in 2002. Out of all those tons, the best one came in Ahmedabad where he shattered the bowling line up of India, consisting of Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra and Ajit Agarkar. Though the West Indies couldn't win that match, the splendid performance by the Chris Gayle helped them seal the series by 4-3 in their favour. 3. Gayle's Show In Johannesburg (South Africa) © Reuters Yet another showdown by the big guy came in 2004 against South Africa in Johannesburg, where he managed to put up the same score as of his first ODI ton, 152. But this time, there was an upgrade as he was unbeaten on that score. But just like before, his ton couldn't help the Indies line-up win the match. In response, the 139 by Jacque Kallis made it easier for South Africa to surpass the total of 304 with two balls still to go. 4. Gayle's Display Against The Kiwis © Reuters Another scorching century against New Zealand in 2012, took Gayle to his 20th One Day International tons. Here, being at home, he posted 125 runs of his own in the total of 315, hitting nine sixes and eight boundaries. After a long time, his century proved to be of worth to his team, as the West Indies resulted in winning the match by 55 runs. 5. Gayle-Storm In The World Cup 2015 (Australia-New Zealand) © Reuters In a World Cup match against Zimbabwe, it seemed like Christopher Henry Gayle held a placard, a cliche one but very true: 'Form is temporary, class is permanent.' The six-hitting machine manufactured in Jamaica went into overdrive, answering the critics who questioned its efficacy - in record-breaking style. Blasting a herculean score of 215 in mere 179 balls, Gayle took the team total up to 372 in 50 overs. His 215, was peppered with a whopping 16 sixes and 10 boundaries. With these being one of the best performances by the Caribbean 'Big-Dog', let's hope he ends his ODI career on a high by delivering yet another blistering knock in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.
  19. As WWE India's Twitter handle suggests, it has been 20 years of pure destruction as Paul 'Big Show' Wight made his first WWE appearance in a special Valentine's Day steel cage match between the Texas Rattlesnake 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and the company's owner, Vince McMahon. His first appearance on the show was one of the best debuts by any in-ring performer during the 'Attitude Era' as the 7 footer emerged from underneath the ring as McMahon's bodyguard and tossed Austin into the metal bars of the cage head-first. Having already wrestled in organisations like the World Wrestling Association for over a couple of years, Show had already made a name for himself. However, the fact that he had signed a deal with Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Entertainment (https://www.mensxp.com/search.html?q=WWE) was kept under the radar and nobody had a clue about the plans for the giant's huge debut. “It was such a cool impact because no one really saw it coming. No one knew that I was committed to WWE, no one expected me to show up at Valentine's Day Massacre and the way they introduced me was pretty cool,” Wight told WWE. Wrestlers tend to lose out on fan-following from time to time and need to work on their kayfabe characters regularly to be liked by the WWE Universe and stay relevant with the changing times and a regular influx of great, young talents to the main roster almost every year. But, there was something about Wight as a person that made him likable throughout. Being a heel or a babyface didn't matter to him as whatever character he used to bring to the audience, they used to welcome it with open arms. Big Show has had one of the most illustrious career with the WWE. He is a 2x WWE Champion, 1x ECW Champion, 2x World Heavyweight Champion, 3x Hardcore Champion, 1x United States Champion, 1x Intercontinental Champion, 3x WWE Tag Team Champion, and a 5x World Tag Team Champion. He also won the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy in 2015. Talking about what an amazing run he has had with the brand Show said: “I know a lot of people would think differently because I don't have enough 'wins'. It's never been about winning or losing for me, it's been about the show and the talent that I work with.”
  20. If there is one English Premier League side that has underachieved in Europe, it has to be Arsenal. The North London club claims 'London Is Red' but has so far, failed to make the same statement in Europe. Currently competing in UEFA's second-tier competition- Europa League, Arsenal had a fairly easy group stage run, winning five and drawing one out of their six matches. The Gunners were confident of their chances for qualification in Round-Of-16 when they were drawn against the Belarusian side, BATE Borisov. But last night turned out to be a different story, as BATE beat Arsenal 1-0 after Stanislaw Drahun scored with a header right at the stroke of halftime. Though Arsenal came close to scoring on various occasions, they failed to make their chances pay. This shocking defeat came against a team that hasn't even kicked a ball since December 6. All this and Alexander Lacazette's red card in the closing stages of the game sent Arsenal fans into a frenzy, leading to some hilarious Twitter reactions Arsenal Fan Tv & Chill #Arsenal fan tv tonight be likeððððð¥ð¥ð¥ #BateArsenal #emeryout pic.twitter.com/bnq6HbeTmO — UnitedTrinity68 (@UnitedTrinity68) February 14, 2019 Wiki-Edits Are So Underrated Arsenal losing to a factory club. BATE = Beating Arsenal Thursday Evening ðððð#Arsenal pic.twitter.com/vmfUhdjzm0 — 27 (@hssanhssein) February 14, 2019 Win-Win Deal For Ramsey When Juventus asks Ramsey why he wants to leave Arsenal so bad. ð#Arsenal pic.twitter.com/0jWSSF4pHD — RelegationZone- All things Football (@relegationz0ne) February 14, 2019 Okay, This Is Getting Out Of Hands. IYKWIM What a lovely week it's been .. all big English team lost at least ð. Boi @RealIzrael check this ðð¤¦ð½‍âï¸ #UEL #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/OxfNpvjYel — Official NSL ð¿ð²ð¯ (@NsofwaLombe) February 15, 2019 Damn! Son “We lost to a team that sounds like a WiFi password” ððð#arsenal — greebo (@greebo1271) February 15, 2019 Truth Has Been Spoken Roses are red violets are blue I support a team of clowns and so do you #arsenal — ð»ð°ð²ð°ðð´ððð´â¥ (@yasminkasapx) February 14, 2019 Though Arsenal will be without Lacazette for the second leg at Emirates, they are still the favourites to qualify for the next round.
  21. While most of you are busy celebrating Valentine's Day today with your SO, we at MensXP are celebrating some of the most beautiful love stories. Love stories that are far greater than any shackles of stereotypes, discrimination against homosexuality, barriers of caste, religion and everything in between. Stories of people who dared to bare their hearts in front of each other, overcame their ups and downs in life together with a big smile on their faces. Amidst the daily battles between old school romance vs millennial love, reel-life romance vs real-life love stories; there is one couple who is living their love one moment at a time and redefining the term 'relationship goals' for all of us every day. We're talking about Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha, whose 8-year-old relationship has not only stood the test of time but also proved to be an inspiration for those around them. © Instagram Rajkummar is undoubtedly one of the finest and the most versatile actors in the current crop of Bollywood. We have seen many facets of Rajkummar Rao on-screen, but how is the actor in real life, especially when it comes to love? Patralekha gave us exclusive insights into their relationship, their favourite memories and their idea of Valentine's Day. Their First Date & Favourite Memory "I was totally amazed and blown away by his dedication and hard work. He was focussed and would only concentrate on his next scene. I started admiring him and then we became friends", said Patralekha, who met him in FTII where the two had gone to do a student project. When asked about her favourite memory, she said, "I was back home in Shillong and Raj just turned up outside my home to surprise me." © Instagram The 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga' actor too has a special memory of how the two met and who played the cupid for him. Turns out it was a commercial he saw her in, "We never went on an official date. It's surprising but it's true. I had noticed her in a commercial before we got a chance to work with each other but somewhere deep down, I always knew that she is the one." Millennial Love vs Old School Romance "My idea of love is old school if you ask. I would love to receive a hand-written note from Patra or I love it when she asks me 'how your day' after a day's hard work. So, you can call me traditional that way, but I believe in keeping promises."- Rajkummar. "My idea of love is all about trust. You invest so much in a relationship emotionally that it can totally drain you if your trust or love is broken. So, both of us trust each other immensely and ensure we don't break it or take each other for granted." - Patralekha. © Instagram How Do The Two 'Share The Load' And Responsibilities Recently, Rajkummar and Patralekha appeared together in the campaign organised by Ariel. The campaign talks about gender equality and urges the sons to '#ShareTheLoad'. The core triggering question of this powerful movement is – 'Are we teaching our sons what we are teaching our daughters?' Bollywood's latest 'IT' couple too participated in the campaign and spoke to lengths about their idea of equality. Rajkummar said, "Today's sons will be tomorrow's husbands and thus, they should be equipped to demonstrate equality within the household. They can start this with simple chore like laundry and start sharing responsibilities with their mothers and sisters so that they grow up to be equal partners when they get married." © Instagram Patralekha too feels that since women today are excelling in all fields, they expect to get support from their partners so that they don't feel overburdened with responsibilities. "It's only fair that their partners share the load. But if sons of today are not equipped to contribute to household work, they will never be able to do it in future. Thus, conflict is natural to occur. I am thankful to have Raj as a partner. He believes, says, and demonstrates that we are truly equal partners. But, partners like Raj shouldn't be exceptions, they should be the norm," said Patralekha. Reel-Life Vs Real-Life Jealousy and possessiveness can sometimes break even the strongest of relationships. With billions of people watching you and keeping a track of your personal life, things only get tough for Bollywood actors. "I am quite secure that way. It's because of the confidence, comfort and trust that Raj gives me. We share everything so there is no doubt and if there is, I openly ask him, and he explains. Being from the same industry, I understand the limitations and compulsions that actors must go through. So, it works out fine." - Patralekha. Just like all of us, Raj and Patra too have their own plans and ideas about Valentine's Day and they are genuinely better than all of ours. © Instagram "Every day is a Valentine's Day with Patra. She is a great partner and a great friend; she is the person I want to come back to after a long day. I can be myself with her without being judged. I think love is about all this, about the comfort, compassion, fun that you share with the partner." - Rajkummar. View this post on Instagram #JummaChumma with @patralekhaa #Bangkok video credit by my dear friend @vivek_daschaudhary A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Dec 30, 2017 at 9:52am PST "We celebrate love every day…that's the best part of being us. No special plans, being together and taking time out for each other is the best thing to do." - Patralekha. We guess we all can learn a lesson or two from Raj and Patra, as the two lovingly call each other, when it comes to treating our partners as equals.
  22. One of the major highlights and the TRP-driving factors of the latest season of 'Bigg Boss' was the constructed love story of Bhajan king Anup Jalota and his student Jasleen Matharu. They were introduced as a couple when they entered the house together and caused quite a stir. View this post on Instagram Jasleen and Anup during the nominations #anupjalotaji #jasleenmatharu #anupjalotaji #anupjasleen #anupjalotasongs #jasleen #jasleen #biggbosshindi #biggboss12 #contestant #nominated #nominations A post shared by BBseason12live (@biggboss12live) on Sep 25, 2018 at 3:36am PDT A lot of drama happened on the show, when Anup revealed that their relationship was made to suit the TRP for the show and in real life Jasleen was nothing more than his student. Many fans were heartbroken and even Jasleen was shown to be emotionally upset with this revelation. Post the show it was reported that all was well between them and they were amicable as teacher-student. View this post on Instagram Anup and Jasleen with the family #anupjalota #jasleen #anupjalotasongs #anupjalota #anupjalotamemes #anupjalotaji #anupjasleen #jasleenmatharu #biggbosshindi #biggbosscontestants #colourstv A post shared by BBseason12live (@biggboss12live) on Sep 20, 2018 at 12:37pm PDT In a recent interview with News18 Anup Ji was asked about his Valentine's Day plans and whether Jasleen was a part of it as well or not. “I celebrate Valentine's Day everyday and I do believe that we should celebrate and express our love everyday to our loved ones. I have special and precious Valentine's Day memories. I used to go out of India to party and celebrate.” On his plans for Jasleen, he revealed that he had her best interest at heart and was in fact looking for a suitable boy for her. “She was always my student. All the love drama was to create a hype and nothing else. In fact, I am searching for a suitable match for her to get married. I always want to see her happy, so when she will find her soulmate to express her feelings and love then she will celebrate her Valentine's Day with that special person and not with me”. View this post on Instagram Happyyyyy Birthdayyyyy to my most favourite pyaare pyaare Anup Jalota ji @jalotaanup â¤â¤â¤â¤ A post shared by Jasleen Matharu (@jasleenmatharu) on Jul 28, 2018 at 10:42pm PDT There have been many link-ups in the past in the 'Bigg Boss' house but no one has actually come forward claiming that it was actually a planned strategy except Anup Jalota. Well as they say, 'All's well that ends well'.
  23. Who doesn't like to have a nice meal with great ambiance at the next new restaurant that's opened around the corner? We all do, isn't it?. We want to explore the latest, the most delicious food options available around us. And we want to do it all without having to shell out the big bucks. We are the generation that wants MORE and luckily for us, the guys at Dineout are all celebrating the millennial way of life with their #MonthOfMore. This month, you can explore the best of restaurants, eat lavish meals and go club-hoping, all at a flat 50% off thanks to Dineout's Great Indian Restaurant Festival 2019. During this #MonthOfMore, you'll not only get a discount on your food bill but also your drinks, buffet meals and more at over 6000+ restaurants in 11 cities across India. Overall, there are many explosive deals that you can Book Now on the Dineout app. These include: 50% Off Total Bill With this one, you've hit the jackpot. You don't need to focus on regular 1+1 offers and other limited deals. With Dineout's GIRF'19, you will get a flat 50% off on your total bill which includes food as well as drinks. The best part is you have an exciting list of restaurants to choose from like Warehouse Café, Tamasha, Lord of the Drinks and more! 50% Off Food Staying off drinks? Don't worry, make the most of the food offers and ask the chef to bring out the most expensive dish on the menu. And while you are at it, forget one cuisine and explore a plethora of different palates. You can explore a mix of restaurants like Mainland China, Punjab Grill, Chili's American Diner and more. Pexels 50% Off Buffet Now, this is what I call food heaven. Buffet meals are the best! The spread of appetizers, main course and desserts will just make your mouth water thinking about it. And because it's the #MonthOfMore, we get to enjoy this exquisite goodness at a flat 50% off. You can choose restaurants like Little Italy, Aloft, Lemon Tree Hotels, LaLit Hotel and more. 50% Off Alcohol Grab your friends and head out pub-hopping now! Because this offer is only going to last this month! All you need to do is get your gang together, set a time and place and make it a night to remember with the flat 50% off your alcohol bill. You can hop to places like Big Brewski Brewing Company, Hoppipola, Social, TGI Fridays, Smoke House Deli and more. Pexels And More Explosive Deals If you are big on fast foods, set meals and combos we suggest you grab this offer fast because this is a big one! You can get up to 70% off on GIRF at participating outlets like McDonalds, Chaayos, Pizza Hut, Wow Momos and more without even making a reservation. Also, you can get an additional 50% cashback on your booking fee by using a HDFC Bank debit and credit cards. My month of indulgence is here and I'm already booking my deals on Dineout before it's too late, what about you?
  24. Yes, it's the day of love and just like everyone else, Netflix too decided to give some of it away to us, because honestly it's become a hell of a useful tool to celebrate all sorts of 'chills' we may want to with our loved ones. © Netflix On Valentine's Day though, Netflix has come out with a beautiful video to celebrate all kinds of love and we found it so endearing we had to go ahead and share it. The poetic journey of falling in love is a tale as old as time. From 'Mughal-E-Azam' to 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', each story is filled with moments which remind us just how powerful human connections can be. © Netflix The video is a beautiful rendition of a modern-day love story between two men, who hopelessly fall in love with one another and live to celebrate their love, every day. As their relationship develops and their love grows stronger and 'stranger'. We follow them as they lay the foundations for their lives together... along with a small hiccup on the way. One of them watches an episode of their favourite show 'Stranger Things' without the other and what follows next is so endearing, it'll make you want to forgive every fight you may have ever had with your SO! © Netflix After all, at the end of the day, every relationship is an 'Original'. This love story was brought to life by acclaimed filmmaker Reema Sengupta. Through an emotive palate and lingering visuals, she captured this manifestation of Indian romance in all of its beauty. © Netflix "We wanted to come together to make a film that cares about what it says, how it says it and the processes through which it is made. It was exciting to know that Netflix cared just as much! Netflix really has become an integral part of the modern love story. A considerable portion of our relationships today are spent lazing around with our partners watching Netflix, discussing shows, or Netflix & chilling! A lot of love went into making this, and we all came out of it feeling much closer. Even while we were making the film, the entire crew could feel the importance of this representation and pushed themselves to the limit to bring this to life." Reema spoke about her film to Netflix. © Netflix After all, if we can't transcend the love we have for one another into stories then what's the point of even having love, to begin with! Stories catch the very essence of everything basic you need to fulfil an emotion and if we have a story on our favourite love portal, then there's nothing like it, is there! It's time to show courage, tell your story and aptly profess your love for one another this Valentine's Day!
  25. Valentine's Day is overrated. Every year, one rotten day, couples get to vomit all the cheese they produce in their respective relationships in the entire year on Instagram. Some of the the captions are beyond annoying. Did we mention the creepy hearts that flood the streets and the markets as they monetize this pathetic holiday? Pink and red become the most annoying colours. And what's with the gooey Whatsapp messages on family groups? it's like an epidemic spreading and consuming everything and everyone that comes in twos. If you're single this year, you're probably immune to this horrible disease of wasting away your money on hearts and chocolates. Good for you. And we appreciate you for that, which is why we have ideas for 14 of February to save you from all the exasperation of seeing all these couples. Here are some non-romantic ideas for Valentine's Day that you can enjoy with you and yourself: 1. Get Yourself A Comfy Night Suit © Instagram If you're going to stay at home and chill on Netflix, might as well get yourself a fresh pair of night suit set that makes you feel nice about yourself and also feels nice on the skin. You could indulge in solids or get a quirky pattern like avocados all over, or a Marvel/DC-themed set. 2. A New Pair Underwear & Quirky Socks To Match With It © HM If you're not big on staying in and would rather go hook up with someone because who even catches feelings #gross. A new pair of quirky underwear and socks are a great idea to turn around a dull evening. 3. Face Sheet Masks & Grooming Products © Instagram You could also get yourself Korean grooming products like a face sheet mask which locks in the moisture and hydrates your skin. Or a glowy mask, take a cue from celebrities like Ansel Elgort, John Mayer, at least you'll come out a man with skin that girls get jealous of. 4. Get A New Look © Instagram A great makeover is a great way to spend tomorrow. Go to a salon and get a new hairstyle that suits you. You'll surprise yourself with the power of a great haircut that will certainly turn heads around.
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