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  1. It has been more than two years since the Men in Blue lost by a massive 180 margin to Sarfaraz Ahmed's Pakistan cricket team in the final of the 2017 edition of Champions Trophy which took place at The Oval in London. Considered to be the most dominating force in the world of international cricket, Virat Kohli's boys were being viewed as the tournament favourites and were expected to take home the title for a record third time. But the Pakistan side were focused and had come to lift the trophy. After losing the toss, Pakistan were asked to bat first and thanks to some brilliant innings played by openers Fakhar Zaman (114) and Azhar Ali (59), their team total mounted up to 338 in 50 overs. On the other hand, bowler Mohammad Amir dismissed the best batsmen of the Indian side in Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, while Dhoni was dismissed by Hasan Ali. © Reuters Under such circumstances, when India desperately needed someone to control the bleeding and score big runs, all-rounder Hardik Pandya entered the field and was nearly successful in turning around the game in favour of his team. Hitting four 4's and six 6's during his innings, Pandya scored 76 runs off just 43 balls. However, a tiny miscommunication between Pandya and teammate Ravindra Jadeja led to the extremely unfortunate dismissal of the in-form batsman. In the 27th over, both batsmen came out of the crease for a single but Jadeja quickly turned his back on Pandya and saved himself, leaving Pandya in the middle of the pitch with Mohammad Hafeez running him out. This led to a fuming Pandya being forced to exit the field, visibly upset at his teammate. “When you are in that situation, nothing goes through your mind. That time it was just anger because I was in the zone… I went into the dressing room and started throwing things.” Pandya admits in the video interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC). “I went to 'Jaddu' and said 'I am extremely sorry. It was not intentional, no matter what happened, I am not that guy'.” “He is kind of a chill person who doesn't take a lot of pressure on himself,” Ravindra Jadeja praised Pandya in the same video. “He is kind of a rockstar, I would say.” It is such a camaraderie between the members of the Indian cricket team, one of the most effective and powerful sides in international cricket, that continues to bring in success for them.
  2. Dressing in summers can make anyone fall in a style rut immediately. And if you live in a country where the weather is always at extreme levels, chances are you have faced sartorial disaster a lot more often. Fortunately, we have made it easier for you. By building a wardrobe with key pieces that keep your style feeling fresh and effortless, here's our list of summer must-haves for you to add, stat. 1. Get Into Prints Right Away © Getty Images Mastering the art of wearing printed shirts is a task, but certain prints will let you be in its safe territory. A Hawaiian classic shirt or an effortless floral printed style keeps the essence of summer intact while letting you upgrade your look. Wear it over bright coloured shorts for an ideal easy style statement during the hottest summer days. 2. Redo The Semi-Formal Look © Getty Images Wearing a three-piece suit for a boardroom meeting in summers is one of the trickiest style moves. Instead of opting for heavy woven fabrics, go light in this weather. Wear an unstructured blazer made from cotton-blend or linen and layer it over a short-sleeved oxford or your favourite summer tee. 3. Loafer Liners Are Much Needed © Getty Images If you thought that sprinkling some talcum powder in your shoes will keep your feet sweat-free, you are highly mistaken. We recommend you opt for no-show liner socks that wick away the stench and negate any chance of discomfort. 4. Cropped Trousers © Instagram/Shahid Kapoor When you need something smarter and also comfortable this summer, opt for cropped trousers, crafted from cotton or linen fabric. These pants will step up your style as you pair them with a T-shirt or a button-down shirt. 5. Swap Your Sneakers For Espadrilles © Getty Images Give your brogues and sneakers a break. Espadrilles are a summer essential that ensure your feet breathe. Believe us, they are as breezy as your flip flops and you can wear them without being plagued with an unsavoury odour. 6. Upgrade Your Tee Game © Instagram/Kartik Aaryan A good looking t-shirt forms a cornerstone for a wardrobe and summers are a great time to make a braver fashion choice. Invest in oversized logo t-shirts, colour-block tees or henleys as they are the perfect way to ace any casual look.
  3. 22-year-old Kinsey Wolanski took the footballing world by storm as she invaded the pitch during this year's Champions League final. The American model stormed the pitch in a black swimsuit that sported the name of the adult website run by her boyfriend and YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy. She was immediately arrested by authorities in Madrid after her antics, before being released later. It has now come to light that as further punishment, she has been fined €15,000. According to reports, she has been handed a €5,000 (almost â¹4 Lakh) fine for storming onto the pitch and an additional €10,000 (almost â¹8 Lakh) fine for illegally trying to advertise her boyfriend's website. $3.97 million: Value, in equivalent advertising time as of 5:30pm ET, garnered by Vitaly Uncensored, an adult site featured on the clothing of streaking model Kinsey Wolanski, according to @ApexMGAnalytics. Wolansky is girlfriend of YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who owns the site pic.twitter.com/R3obTmdKYU — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 1, 2019 However, the fine is a small sum to pay as the website has reportedly garnered â¹27 Crores in publicity through the fiasco and apparently, membership on the website has grown to 32 million members. Meanwhile, Wolanski's social media handles blew up predictably, before being taken down. In a rather uneventful game, in which a Mohamed Salah penalty in the 2nd minute and a surprise goal from Divock Origi was enough for Liverpool to clinch their 6th European Trophy, Wolanski's antics were the biggest talking point. © Reuters After the story broke, reports have come out saying that the cost of legally advertising a brand during the UCL final is close to $4 million (â¹27 Crore), ie, a little more than the revenue generated by the website through the stunt. Surely a fine of in and around â¹12 Lakh for â¹27 Crores worth of publicity is a small price to pay...
  4. You probably know by now, from the nonstop conversations around you, that you're supposed to prep your skin before going out in the sun. UV rays can be really tough on our skin, but you probably didn't know that your skin needs protection indoors as well. Evolving research finds that the new keyword for the grooming regime is blue light, which is the harmful radiation emitted from all of our digital screens like phones, cameras, tablets, computers, and more. There are negative effects of the blue light on our sleep and skin too. We check our phones on an average of 150 times a day and clock up more than 10 hours of screen time daily. This means we are getting significantly more blue light exposure than we get from the sun alone. © Getty Images Skin damage caused by HEV light may be as harmful as the damage caused by UVA and UVB light combined. It does not generate the redness and inflammation triggered by UVB and UVA, but like UVA, blue light may be another silent, long-term ageing wavelength. Blue light has the highest energy wavelength, which can penetrate deep into the skin and damage even the innermost skin layer. © Getty Images How Does Blue Light (HEV) Damage The Skin? The Blue HEV light has exposed the harsh reality that we are all exposed to some form of HEV light every day and our skin is under attack, even when we are indoors. Computer monitors, flat screen televisions, mobile phones with flat screens, energy efficient cool white daylight or full spectrum lights, reflective surfaces like snow, concrete, sand, water, and glass or even sitting near car windows, provide constant exposure to the damaging effects of HEV light. Research indicates that the blue light triggers cell oxidation and damages proteins in the human skin. What's worse is that long-term exposure to concentrated blue light energy can cause skin damage, including colour changes (think; dark spots and hyperpigmentation), inflammation (redness), developing fine lines and wrinkles. Considering the humongous amount of time, your skin is exposed to the screen, you can imagine how fast your skin is ageing. © Getty Images How To Punch Back The Blue Light (HEV) Damage? The good news is that there are measures you can take to protect your skin and lessen the damage that HEV- blue light can inflict. © Getty Images · Use a full tablespoon of organic sunscreen with protection from UVA and UVB rays on your face and reapply at least every two to three hours even when you are indoors. · Load up on antioxidants; whether in your skin care routine or diet. They help fight free radical damage to your body cells. · Dim the light on your phone and computer screen to lessen the impact of the blue light, or apply a blue light filter, but this is not guaranteed to prevent damage. So, pack your sunscreen into your work bag! The new rules of sunscreen will guard your skin against the blue light. Remember to protect your skin every day- yes, it's the new swag, to use sunscreen indoors. Author Bio: The author of this article, Mr Rahul Aggarwal is the CEO of Organic Harvest.
  5. While it is the general belief that being a celebrity who enjoys considerable fame, means you eat, breathe, roll around and even poop cash, the same might not be true at all times. People's celebrity status often makes them seem almost 'invincible', but what we tend to forget most often is that at the end of the day, even our most favourite and top celebrity is human, and that means they are not above the diktats of fate. The wheels of fortune can turn for anyone, no matter how successful and famous you are at any given time, and these five popular Bollywood celebrities are proof that when it comes to money, you can never be too confident. One wrong investment, one callous move and your entire bank balance can go for a complete toss. These 5 Bollywood actors lived to tell the tales of their bankruptcy and here is everything you should know. 1. Amitabh Bachchan © Instagram One of Bollywood's all-time biggest stars, Amitabh Bachchan had once shared with the media how he went bankrupt in 2000 with Rs 90 crore as debt. Reportedly, 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' became his only saving grace. He had said, “In the year 2000, when the entire world was celebrating the new century, I was celebrating my disastrous fortune. There were no films, no money, no company, a million legal cases against the company and the tax authorities had put notice of recovery on my home.” 2. Preity Zinta © Instagram Preity too didn't seem to have great luck donning the producer's hat. Reportedly, after her production 'Ishkq in Paris' crashed at the box office, the film's writer-director Abbas Tyrewala filed a case against Preity for non-payment of dues. Apparently, Preity had to put her apartment on rent to clear the dues, and along with a little help from good friend Salman Khan she got out of the soup. 3. Govinda © Instagram Govinda's bad luck with finances came into light when he confessed about being broke at his daughter's film premiere. An emotional Govinda shared how he barely managed to get by for days and struggled to even hire a taxi or rickshaw. 4. Abhay Deol © Instagram Reportedly, Abhay Deol too paid a heavy price (literally) for turning producer. His home production 'One By Two' was a major failure at the box office and made the actor suffer a huge financial loss. Things apparently got so bad that he had to sell his homes to repay all the loans. 5. Shah Rukh Khan © Instagram Megastar and Bollywood 'Badshah' Shah Rukh Khan was also on the verge of going completely broke after his home production 'Ra.One' and its disastrous innings at the box office almost sent him packing. King Khan confessed that the production of the film cost him a fortune and the film's crashing almost crushed his bank balance.
  6. One of the 22 districts of the state of Haryana, Bhiwani is known for producing some of the best boxers India has ever seen. If you'd knock on every alternate door in the area, there is a high possibility that an aspiring boxer is going to answer it. Fighters like Vijender Singh, Jitender Kumar, Anil Kumar and Kavita Chahal who have not only represented the nation in international tournaments and leagues but also brought laurels back to the country to prove their worth, all of them have been raised and trained as fearless fighters in Bhiwani with the 'winning at all cost' mentality. It is because of such passion for the sport of boxing that the place is known as 'Little Cuba' of the world. But even though fighters like Vijender Singh did not belong to wealthy families, they still had people who could back them up financially while they pursued their goals of one day representing India in the ring and eventually turn pro and earn big bucks. This story is not about those guys. This story is about Rajesh Lukka, another Bhiwani-based 24-year-old boxer who is working day and night to perfect his craft and make his country proud just like his seniors have done in the past. © Mega Boxing Lukka, who started boxing in 2006, had his first bout in Gurgaon during which he got beat up pretty badly. He had seen his idols fall on the mat like deadweight after getting knocked out but rise again only to try and become better the next day and that was what Lukka aspired to be as a youth. He understood that champions aren't made in a day and he continued to work hard. But it is his struggle off the ring that makes his story worth sharing. When Lukka was all but 17 years of age, his sister was diagnosed with cancer and despite all the efforts of the family, could not win her battle against the fatal disease. This had an extremely adverse impact on Lukka, who was very close to her and believes that she was the one who raised him to become the man he is today. Losing someone so close to his heart shattered his willingness to become a fighter. He gave up boxing and decided to look for another job. In 2014, things took a turn for the worse when his father too expired due to cancer, leaving the family in a suffocating situation in which there was no earning member in the family but a lot of stomachs to feed. Lukka therefore decided to open a tea stall on the road with the hopes of trying to make ends meet. His dream of boxing for his country nowhere in sight. This is when Lukka's brother came into the picture. He used to continuously motivate him to reach for the stars and do what he was meant to do, box. He reminded Lukka of his life's purpose, made him realise what a wonderful talent he was gifted with and why he should not be wasting his life like this. © Mega Boxing Lukka began to hope once again, began to dream again. Waking up as early as 3 in the morning, he would practice between 4 am and 5 am then go to work, selling tea at his stall and returned to the ring in the evening. “I practiced night and day knowing that if I believed in myself, if I believed in my dreams long enough, something good is bound to happen one day,” says the 24-year-old pugilist. And soon after, Lukka signed a contract with Mega Boxing, India's first Professional Boxing Intellectual Property, which is recognised by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) with an aim to position professional boxing as a premium sporting entertainment entity. Lukka went on to turn professional and there is no looking back for him. Challenging under the lightweight category the Bhiwani-born has had 10 bouts under his belt so far. He has fought four national level fights winning three of them and one ending in a draw. He has also sparred in six international fights with a 100% winning record, which not only makes it a dangerous athlete, it also makes him unbeaten. For his dedication and passion to go along with the various achievements Lukka has earned through the years, he was even felicitated with the World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth Asian Title in 2018. While Lukka aims to contest for WBO Asia Pacific title in the lightweight category in the next three to four months, his end goal is far more prestigious. “I am in this for something a lot bigger. While boxers like Vijender ji inspired me to take up this game, I want to become that bridge that brings the upcoming boxers of the country the opportunity to not only have great fights with international talent but also make good money for themselves and their families in the process.”
  7. OnePlus' new OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones are now official. There's a lot to like about the new OnePlus 7 Pro, and you can read all about it in our full review of the phone right here. While most people are excited to see a new triple camera setup and a faster 90Hz display, one of the cool new features that I really like about the phone, is that the pop-up selfie camera can automatically retract itself during a fall. Yes, you read that right. The OnePlus 7 Pro's pop-up camera module, that houses the 16MP selfie shooter, can automatically retract itself when, say, you've dropped the phone while taking a selfie or unlocking it via facial recognition. The company did talk about this feature yesterday during the launch event, but it wasn't until today when I saw the feature in action. Here, check out the video and see the feature in action yourself - DROP TEST WITH THE #OnePlus7Pro! Watch how quickly the pop-up front facing camera retracts to protect it! pic.twitter.com/9EBvN3sphB — iJustine (@ijustine) May 14, 2019 As you can see in the video, the phone uses built-in sensors like an accelerometer and a gyroscope to detect when it's falling. In such cases, if the pop-up selfie camera is in use, then it'll automatically lower itself down and make sure that it's not getting damaged. OnePlus says the pop-up camera module is very durable. Heck, the company even showcased a video at the launch in which the module is seen lifting a block that's 40.2 pounds (22.3 Kgs) heavy. Yes, it appears to be very strong, but a little bit of smartness to protect a mishap from happening doesn't hurt anyone, right It's a simple, yet meaningful use of the device' sensors to protect the hardware features. I am sure there are a ton of other features that are worth noting, but it's little things like this that matter the most when it comes to user experience. Good job, OnePlus!
  8. They say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. But as strange as it may sound, most of us fail to do just that when the time comes. We are quick to forget about the silver lining every cloud has, and dwell on the shadows that mar our life. But there was a young teenager, who continued to dream big despite the biggest challenges that life threw his way - one that challenged his survival and the dreams he wished to live someday. His name was Vinayak Sreedhar, a young teenager who lived each day like it was his last, until the last one really did manage to catch up to him. Vinayak has passed on, and it has been close to two months since he breathed his last while appearing for his class Xth CBSE board exams. © Twitter A student of Amity International School in Noida, Vinayak was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was merely two years old. Growing up, Vinayak hero-worshipped Stephen Hawkings and idolised his worthwhile contribution to the field of science, and was inspired by the kind of life he led. Vinayak sought the silver linings in everything he did wherever he went. A true-blue optimist at heart, Vinayak put his heart and soul into studies because he dreamt of topping his class Xth CBSE board exams and eventually become an astronaut one day. © Getty Images But that's a dream he didn't live to fulfil. Vinayak sat for three of his final exams - English, Science and Sanskrit - but never got the chance to take his Social Science and Computer examinations. When CBSE declared the results for class Xth board exams yesterday, Vinayak's scores were nearly 100 in every single paper. He scored 100 in English, 96 in Science and 97 in Sanskrit. Any average teenager dreams of such a promising scorecard, though now we don't have any means to find out what was in store for Vinayak in the other two subjects. © Getty Images Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness got the better of this young, bright boy. Talking about his condition, Vinayak's mother told PTI, “His body movement was restricted and he was wheelchair-bound, but his mind was very sharp and aspirations very high." Yet, Vinayak never saw his condition as a setback. He even wrote his exams under the general category even though he qualified under the Children With Special Need (CWSN) category. Not only that, the resonance he found between Hawking's and his own condition motivated Vinayak to push harder towards his goals. © Getty Images His mother shared with the media, "He would always say 'I want to become an astronaut despite all the challenges and would say if Stephen Hawking could go to Oxford and make a name in Cosmology, I can go to space too'." His positivity and confidence inspired his friends and family too. "He was confident that he will be among top rankers. We were always amazed by his confidence and would encourage him further,” said his mother Mamta. Vinayak's personal beliefs and dreams fuelled his positive outlook towards life and perhaps would have turned all those dreams into reality, if only fate hadn't decided to take him away from us so soon. © Getty Images Vinayak's undying spirit in the face of life's biggest challenges and his daring to dream big against all odds, is an inspiration to all of us who worry so much about little troubles that surface in our lives every once in a while. Like Vinayak, we must consciously choose to look at the positive things in life and enjoy this life we have been blessed with.
  9. The month of Ramzan is when a lot of delicious food and delicacies are in an endless supply around you. There are no holds barred when it comes to different food choices that are available to you during this month, and it can get a little hard to stick to your diet. © Getty Images People who regularly go to the gym are caught in a dilemma. They keep asking themselves, 'Should I be sticking to my diet or should I go all out and get back on track after Eid?' How about finding a middle ground? You can almost always find a middle ground. Here are a few practical ways you can eat during Ramzan and not gain fat: 1. Set Your Goal As Maintenance And Not Fat Loss Or Muscle Gain Usually, one of the following two things happen during Ramzan: a. You gain weight hogging all the festive delicacies. b. You lose weight as the long fasting hours and the heat kill the hunger. Your goal should be trying to maintain your weight, and you can go a step ahead and track your calorie intake with the help of an app. You roughly maintain your body weight consuming 14 to 16 calories per lb. of your body weight. Multiply your weight (in lbs.) by 15 and that's your maintenance calories. For example, a 150 lb. man would maintain weight at roughly 2250 kcals. 2. Pick Foods On How Your Appetite Acts If you get hungry easily, pick low-calorie foods like egg whites, lean cuts of meat, whey protein, fibrous veggies, fruits, potatoes, etc. If you struggle to consume the calories, pick calorie-dense foods like whole eggs, fatty cuts of chicken, whey protein, biryani, kheer, desserts, etc. 3. Eat Adequate Protein To maintain your weight and muscle, it is a good idea to consume 0.7 to 0.8g protein per lb. of body weight. For example, the 150 lb. dude would need to consume 105 to 120 grams of protein per day. © Getty Images These foods can help with your daily protein intake - eggs, chicken, mutton, yoghurt, whey protein shakes, etc. 4. Try Not To Drop Your Calories Yeah, I know if you eat less and lose some weight, what would be the harm in that right? But the following things could happen if you eat fewer calories: a. You may be hungry through the day b. You may feel lethargic c. Your recovery may be compromised 5. Hydrate Yourself Even though the feeding window is extremely small, aim to get in at least 2.5 to 3 litres of water in your system, as it is essential for your system's functioning and you may be risking dehydration, as there is a good chance you may be dehydrated during the day. So. do this and ensure that you are in a good position to start putting in the work in the gym once the fasting days are over. Author Bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  10. This season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) seems to have aggravated the growingly unhealthy relationship that cricketers and umpires have shared in the recent years. The 'human factor' behind an official's decision-making has caused for the end result to be incorrect but the number of occurrences of something like that is extremely low. Sure, with the inclusion of technology such as the hawk-eye which detects the trajectory of the ball had it not been interrupted by the batsman's pad, sensors in the stumps and bails to detect contact and even the snickometer to observe even the lightest contact between the ball and the bat, they all have added to the efficacy of the final result, however, there will always be times when an umpire makes a decision on his own and it could end up being wrong. Through the ongoing season of IPL, there have been some moments when the umpires and players seem to disagree on a particular decision. It happened when Dhoni walked out of the dug-hole and onto the field to get into a verbal bout with the officials, it happened when Rohit Sharma did not agree with an LBW decision and ended up breaking the stumps with his bat and it happened with Virat Kohli who went to the umpires' dressing room to fight them when they didn't call a potential match-winning 'no-ball' in favour of his Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, the current skipper of the Indian cricket team seems to be dealing with some extra bad luck as the tiff with an on-field umpire took place once again on Saturday in a match against Kane Williamson's SunRisers Hyderabad. In the first innings the match with RCB on the bowling side, it was Umesh Yadav who was having a super expensive final over during which he has given away 20 runs in the first four deliveries. On the second-to-last ball of the over, English umpire, Nigel Llong raised his hand sideways to hint that Yadav has overstepped the crease and it was therefore a 'no-ball'. The extra not only gave Hyderabad two runs but they also ended up scoring a boundary on the final delivery. The twist, however, was the fact that the delivery was legit as the screen-replay showed Yadav's foot being well behind the line. Watching the replay, both Yadav and Kohli charged at the umpire to argue and reverse the decision, both of whom were shunned away by the Englishman. © AP What was later reported was that Llong was so frustrated with the two Indian cricketers way of arguing with him that he ended up furiously kicking the door of the umpires' dressing room while breaking it in the process. "It was an unfortunate incident. As a state association, we are writing to the COA today," Sudhakar Rao, Secretary, Karnataka State Cricket Association, told The Times of India. What is probably a solitary moment of frustration and anger shown by an umpire in the past couple of years, must not be taken lightly. What the players and the fans of the game do not realise is the fact that these officials are humans too and like the others, they too, have the right to express their anger when things go south. It also shows how difficult a job is that of an umpire. While players surrounding them have the freedom to express joy, anger, or sadness without a worry, the umpires must keep it neutral and professional.
  11. It has been a while since 'Avengers: Endgame' hit the theatres and if you really cared about the spoilers, you would have seen the film by now. Even then, out of sheer respect for a fellow Marvel fan, I am bound to put up this disclaimer: **SPOILERS AHEAD** If you are still here, it either means that you have seen the film or you really don't care about what all the fuss is. In either case, kudos! I like you. We are here to discuss why Captain America and the rest of 'the earth's mightiest' heroes are as evil and villainous as the 'Mad Titan', who had decided to snap away half the population of the universe and did exactly that at the end of 'Infinity War'. The reason behind Thanos' bold decision was sustainability, to put it simply, regardless of how dreadful his methods were. Blinded by the will to destroy half the living beings, Thanos did not stop at anything, not even sacrificing his daughter, Gamora, whom he loved the most. But the people who were considered to be the 'good guys', the ones who were supposed to “look out for the little guy”, are no different than Thanos. Snapping the Children of Thanos, the mindless Chitauri army and the Mad Titan himself, the Avengers did get rid of the threat, sure, but the 'decimation' done by Tony Stark was nothing less than capital punishment. Furthermore, the Avengers killed the numerous soldiers without a judicial order, thereby making it illegal and criminal. Killing Thanos' army like that on such a huge scale could be compared to burning down a jail full of criminals only because they were guilty of a crime. Yes, Thanos was evil and deserved the harshest of punishments but only after a trial, just like the Avengers and the rest of the forces wanted the Living Tribunal to. However, the Living Tribunal did not blame him of being guilty because according to him, Thanos was not disobeying the laws of existence and was simply replacing the weaker with the strong. © Marvel Comics On one hand, Thanos wanted to get rid of a random half of the living beings to make sure that the Universe doesn't implode due to lack of resources or overpopulation. This meant that even he had a 50% chance of dying after the snap. The Avengers, on the other hand, snapped to get rid of their foes and maintain their way of life, while pushing the universe into endless oblivion. So, I guess the question here now is that who actually was the villain at the end? Thanos or the Avengers?
  12. The last episode of 'Game of Thrones' was the last 'peaceful' episode before the brutal deaths that we were promised this season. Before the long-awaited Battle of Winterfell, we can see everyone strategizing, and mitigating the storm in the form of the Army of The Dead any time now. Characters who won't fight in the field like women and children like Gilly and her son, Little Sam, will be hiding underground in the crypts of Winterfell. © HBO Everyone is so sure that the crypts of Winterfell is the safest place to hide. If you're not fit for the field, no harm will come to you in the crypts. Even Gilly is even seen advising a fellow woman, "when the time comes, you'll be down in the crypts. They're the safest place to be." Jon tries to protect Bran as he tells him he should join the women and children. So does Daenerys, with Tyrion, she tells him she'll need his mind later which is an asset to her. However, are the crypts of Winterfell really safe? I mean, think about how the Night King wields his power. Aside from the magic that he's capable of, (the extent of which is still unknown) he can awaken the dead to fight for him. And what exactly lies in the crypts of Winterfell? ...exactly. Also, think about all the folks who are buried in the crypts: members of the Stark family, including Ned, Lyanna, and Rickon. (Robb's body was desecrated by the Freys and it's unclear where—or if—Catelyn is buried.) The prospect of Stark zombies is nightmarish. © HBO In the trailer, they also show Arya running from someone for the next episode. © HBO It looks like she's in the crypts of Winterfell, and she could possibly be running from the Stark zombies. So, you see how the safe place can quickly turn into a zombie land that no one fathomed?
  13. Try and behave indecently in front of women, especially a woman who's supposed to be a really good Mixed Martial Arts fighter and you done f****d up. The world, so full of creepy disgusting human beings, was made a better place very recently when Brazilian MMA brawler Joyce Vieira decided to get a man in line who decided to 'give himself a good time' at the cost of her dignity and self-respect. View this post on Instagram Treino de carnaval #maythai #amor #stilodevida #muitoamorenvolvido #carnaval2019 A post shared by Joyce Vieira 𧿠(@eujoycevieira) on Mar 4, 2019 at 9:18am PST According to MMAmania.com, Vieira was in the middle of a swimsuit photoshoot on one of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro when one of the men present at the venue had the not-so-great idea of pleasuring himself out in the open while ogling at the fighter. Based on what the 26-year-old told a local newspaper, people present at the venue first asked the man to cover himself up and get away from the venue. However, instead of accepting his mistake and leaving with whatever grace he had left, the guy continued to masturbate while “making noises and groaning.” “When I looked over there he had his shorts down and was standing on a path where people pass all the time, including children,” she told the local channels. This is when the Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu specialist decided to take matters into her own hands and gave hell to Josinei Ferreira, the offender. Unaware of who he was messing with, Ferreira punched her back. May you all bring the same energy to the rest of your week that Joyce Viera brings to pervs at her photo shoot. pic.twitter.com/AcKyYfLHV5 — Hektic_One (@Hektic1One) April 22, 2019 “The punch made me even angrier. I wanted to kill him,” she said. Soon enough, Vieira went to work on the freak, tackling him and beat the crap out of the loser before handing him over to the cops and lodged an official complaint against him on the charges of sexual harassment. However, Ferreira was released by the police as he made them believe that he was only peeing and had nothing to do with Vieira. Raged with the decision by de Janeiro's finest she commented: “We feel powerless. It's very strange because he's going to be in the same city as me, and who knows he might be in the same places … I have received an innumerable number of messages from women saying that (in such situations) they didn't file a report, because they know the suspects would end up being released. I think the punishment for these cases should be more severe.” Albeit the punishment for something so shameful must be nothing less than imprisonment, the fact that Ferreira got his ass handed to him for his obscene behaviour, has to bring some amount of joy to Vieira. A couple of months ago, coincidentally in the city of Rio de Janeiro itself, another man tried to rob professional UFC fighter, Polyana “Iron Lady” Viana with a cardboard gun and paid a hefty price for his foolishness.
  14. The IPL fever is on, and there is a lot of excitement in the air. From incessantly praying for your home team to buying exclusive IPL gears, that's the mood overall. But at work, it's a different situation. For me, I cannot even concentrate when the match is on, especially if it's my team that's playing. And I am sure you go through the same thing,when you're at work post 8.00 pm and all you can think of is IPL. So here are the 5 things that happen at office every year when the IPL is on. I bet you'll relate to this. 1. Constantly thinking of an excuse to leave early What do you do when it is a long, long day at work, and the match starts at 8.00 pm. How do you get out? Well, I suggest bring out the big guns - headaches, viral fever, flu, everything. Having said that, I sincerely hope my boss isn't reading this right now. 2. Taking innumerable washroom breaks to check the score on UC Browser IPL's on, your home team is playing, and you are still at work. One thing every cricket fan does at work is take millions of loo breaks just to check the live scores on UC Browser. One of the best things about UC Browser is that its in-app tool of cricket content aggregation offers all-in-one live cricket content, including live scores, news, videos, photos, live commentaries and more. Additionally, this time around UC Browser is going big with IPL 2019. They have launched the UC Miss Cricket Contest for the course of IPL. It's India's first ever cricket-themed online pagent. In fact, last year the contest received a tremendous response, including participation from Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela, Miss India Priyadarshini Chatterjee and TV actress Shirin Sewani. The contest is underway till May 1, and we hear the winner will win a huge prize, and will also be featured on a billboard at New York Times Square. Now that's big, ain't it? 3. Putting your money on your favourite team This happens everytime IPL is on. It's almost like an unofficial tradition at work. I am going big on Mumbai Indians, whom are you supporting? 4. Checking the WiFi 24x7 Here's a truth. You are never going to check the WiFi speed if it's a usual day at work. But when the IPL is on, WiFi is your top-most priority. I mean, how else will you livestream the match and check the scores all the time? 5. Getting into a heated conversation During IPL, a KKR fan will always get into a heated conversation with a Mumbai Indian fan. Or, a CSK follower will never miss an opportunity to pick on a RCB fan. When we talk about the IPL fever, this is exactly what we mean. Do you relate to this? If yes, let us know which team you are supporting this time.
  15. Summer months can be terribly agonising especially when the humidity hits. From destroying hair that you freshly set in the morning as soon as you step out to sweaty patches in your pits, things can be a little hard to manage. One such problem that no one talks about is greasy skin and especially in pictures. Think going to parties after dressing up except all your pictures turn out greasy. So here's how you deal with greasy skin: Here's the thing, your forehead and T-zone could use a little less of oil production and to minimise that, you should do the following: 1. Commit To Matte Products © Getty Images Sometimes, the necessary process of moisturising can cause you to sweat profusely. If the product is too dense, heavy, and oily, it's going to aggravate your already greasy situation. Thus, a lightweight, fast-absorbing moisturizer will allow your pores to breathe more easily. 2. Switching To A Face Oil Also Helps © Getty Images The trick to nixing oily skin is applying more oil. The oil that you apply absorbs quickly and leaves your skin oil-free because it registers the oily levels of the skin as sufficient so it is in fact counterproductive. 3. Add A Toner To Your Routine © Getty Images Ingredients like witch hazel reduce oil production in the skin without drying it out. However, stay away from alcohol-based astringents, they are counter reactive. 5. Keep Face Wipes Handy Oil builds throughout the day but you obviously can't wash your face all the time. That's why it's helpful to stock up on refreshing, skin-toning face wipes that absorb excess oil while rejuvenating the face at the same time. 6. Remember To Buy Yourself An Oil-Controlling Cleanser © Getty Images Control the everpresent oil production with an oil controlling cleanser. Other cleansers won't do you justice. Heavy-hitting ingredients like salicylic acid remove excess face oil, clean and shrink pores, and minimize shine for the rest of the day. 7. A Weekly Mud Mask Is A Move That Everyone Forgets © Getty Images It only takes10 minutes, but these ten minutes of hassle can possibly be the fastest way to remove oil production. The clay in the mask will soak all impurities from the pores, preventing breakouts. Don't do it more than once a week or your skin might turn dry.
  16. General Elections in India can be very entertaining, if you happen to chance upon the right people saying the most absurd things that are nothing short of blasphemous. No matter what our politicians might be good at (such as shirking responsibilities), there are a few things nobody can challenge them on. © Twitter Some of our politicians have such a way with words, that most often their brains simply cannot keep up with all the jackshit spewing out of their mouths like diarrhoea. The end result is a bucketful of gunk and brain droppings that deserve no better place than in the back alley gutters. © Pinterest While some leading politicos have already been banned from campaigning for a limited time period by the Election Commission of India, due to their remarks, others have also drawn heavy flak from the public as well as rival parties. Check out these profane statements made by 10 politicians since the 2019 General Elections began. 1. Maneka Gandhi (BJP) © Twitter 2. Azam Khan (SP) © Twitter 3. Yogi Adityanath (BJP) © Twitter 4. Mayawati (BSP) © Twitter 5. Sakshi Maharaj (BJP) © Twitter 6. Ashwini Kumar Choubey (BJP) © Twitter 7. Guddu Pandit (BSP) © Twitter 8. K Chandrasekhar Rao (TRS) © Twitter 9. Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) © Twitter 10. Gajendra Shekhawat (BJP) © Twitter
  17. Sportspersons and athletes from all around the world go through severe injuries all the time. It's something they like to avoid at all costs but they tend to get hurt nonetheless. It is a part of the profession they choose and have made peace with it. Having said that, whenever an injury so gruesome happens to anyone, it has a lasting effect on the victim, their coach, their friends and family and everyone who watched it happen in front of their eyes. A couple of days ago, French weightlifter, Gaelle Nayo-Ketchanke was representing her country at the 2019 European Weightlifting Championship in Georgian city of Batumi. Approaching the stage for her third attempt to outdo her personal best, Gaelle tried to snatch a 110 kg bar over her head when tragedy struck her: WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Impactante lesión de Gaelle Nayo Ketchanke en el campeonato de Europa de halterofilia. Codo izquierdo. #Halterofilia pic.twitter.com/JCAqhtwtUQ — Samuel Hernando (@SamuHernando) April 11, 2019 Unable to manage the pain, the 31-year-old instantly collapsed on the floor getting stuck between the mat and the heavy metal bar. Thanks to the presence of the ad hoc medical team nearby, Nayo-Ketchanke was provided with adequate assistance and having reached the hospital quickly, her arm was treated well before things could have gotten any worse. Even though her injury looked devastating, Nayo-Ketchanke believes that her arm would be good as new in no time. She even uploaded this picture of her with the bronze medal she'd managed to win before the injury took place. View this post on Instagram Je sors de ces championnats d'Europe pas de la meilleure des manières, avec une blessure au coude à l'arraché à 107kg après avoir remporté la médaille de bronze à 103kg. J'ai reçu énormément de messages de soutien qui m'ont fait chaud au cœur et nous attendons mon retour en France pour faire des examens complémentaires. Je tiens à remercier le staff médical et technique de la Fédération qui ont très vite réagis et qui sont à mes côtés. mes entraîneurs et mes collègues de L'équipe de France. Je reviendrai vers vous pour des nouvelles... #weightlifting #batumi #staypostive #goodvibes #blessed #pasletemps A post shared by Gaelle KETCHANKE NAYOð¨ð²ð«ð· (@gaellaketchanke) on Apr 12, 2019 at 12:30am PDT “I'm coming out of these European Championships not in the best of ways, with a 107kg wrenching elbow injury after winning the bronze medal at 103kg. I received a lot of supportive messages that made me feel good, and we are waiting for my return to France to do further tests. I want to thank the medical and technical staff of the Federation who responded very quickly and who are by my side. my coaches and my colleagues from the France team. I will come back to you for news …” her caption reads. The fighter of a woman that she is, Gaelle Nayo-Ketchanke is hoping to make a return to the content ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  18. Summers have already begun and I am assuming that in a few weeks from now, you would be planning your summer holidays, just like every other year. But unlike every year, you don't really have to come back from your holidays after gaining pounds of fat on your belly. Wherever you are heading this summer, the tips that I am going to share with you in this article are going to help you in maintaining your weight as well as heath during your vacation: 1. Practice Portion Control Credit - Getty Images I know that it's impossible to stay on a diet while you are on a vacation. And frankly speaking, you shouldn't really be too rigid while you are on a full-fledged vacation with your closed ones. So while you would be losing track of your diet, what you can at least do is to practice some portion control. Now, this won't really stop the damage but at least it will lower the degree of the damage. The problem begins when you binge-eat food items that were not ideally a part of your diet. Thus, while it's good to indulge yourself in some new and tasty food items that come your way during vacations, keep in mind that you should not binge-eat them. 2. Keep Your Protein Intake In Check Credit - Getty Images Majority of the food items that you consume while travelling or during vacations are full of calories. Generally, these calories come from carbs. Thus, it is almost sure that your carb intake is going to be sufficient during vacation. It is your protein intake that you will have to take off. Try to include a portion of protein in all the meals of the day whenever possible. Adding food source that contains protein will increase its satiety factor and thus you won't be feeling hungry too soon. This will help you to save yourself from overeating. 3. Have Foods High In Fibre Credit - Getty Images Just like protein, fibre intake also goes for a toss while you are out on a vacation. Thus, have foods that will add to the fibre intake for the day as well. So while you are having lunch outside and ordering your favourite dish, just add on a portion of vegetables or salad along with that. This will add on to the fibre content of your meal and thus also increase the satiety factor. 4. Limit Alcohol And Other Drinks Credit - Getty Images Though it's difficult to stay away from the temptation of alcohol while you are on a beach holiday, I would still suggest keeping your alcohol intake in check. Alcohol and other sugary drinks like flavoured juices and colas just add on to the calories and do not provide any kind of nutrition. Make sure you are not consuming too much of any of these. 5. Stay Physically Active Credit - Getty Images When you feel things are going a little haywire in terms of maintaining a good diet, try to compensate it with staying a little more active. Performing some form of cardio is one such move that you can make. You can also indulge in some outdoor sports activity like cricket and badminton along with your friends to enjoy the company and burn some calories. I am not saying that this will compensate poor nutrition entirely but at least it may help with the damage control.
  19. Arguably one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Brett Lee's extreme speed and ability to swing both the new and old ball made him the worst nightmare of the opposition batsmen. The Australian great's success can be measured from his tally of 718 wickets across all formats (310 in Tests, 380 in ODIs and 28 in T20Is). But, the limitations of his body and lack of steam later in his playing days brought an end to his decade-long career. Now, 'Binga' is busy carrying out the responsibilities of a cricket pundit and commentator at ICC events and private leagues. While he might have called it quits from all forms of cricket, Lee appears to be as menacing as he once was during his playing days. His steaming yorker is still good enough to escape down the willow of batsmen before rattling the stumps - something that was in full display during an impromptu match of Gully Cricket in Mumbai recently. Instagram/@brettlee_58 Currently roped in by IPL's star broadcaster Star Sports as an expert, Lee is making the most of his time in India. In fact, when he challenged for a Gully Cricket match by local lads in Mumbai, the former Aussie speedster didn't just oblige, but gave a great lesson to the young blokes on fast bowling. In a video shared by him on Instagram, Lee was seen bowling to a local lad who appeared excited to face one of the most popular fast bowlers in the history of the game. But, little did he know that the old fella with the ball was gearing up to embarrass him in front of his friends. Bowling with a short run-up, Lee fired in a steaming yorker that completely foxed the poor chap and before he could bring the bat down, the ball had rattled the stumps. A impromptu game of Gully Cricket in Mumbai with my good mate @bcl375400 Lee vs Lara, 2 over clash! Had to bowl my two favourite deliveries. Bouncer to Lara followed up by the Yorker to some poor bloke on the other team𤣠Good crowd to cheer on the great West Indian Brian Lara. #hehasstillgotit A post shared by Brett Lee (@brettlee_58) on Apr 11, 2019 at 6:12am PDT Apart from embarrassing the young kid, Lee was also seen bowling a testing bouncer to West Indian great Brian Lara who did pretty well to leave it after judging the length to perfection. The participation of Lara and Lee in a Gully Cricket game made the day of the youngsters who had lined up to watch the two superstars, once again, work their magic after all these years.
  20. Following an overwhelming defeat against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) earlier in the tournament, Mumbai Indians (MI) had revenge on their minds when they hosted the Preity Zinta co-owned franchise at the Wankhede stadium on 10th April. A solid top-order batting performance by KXIP had led to an embarrassing eight-wicket loss for the three-time IPL champions at the PCA stadium. And Mumbai knew it wasn't going to be easy beating them at the Wankhede either. A 116-run opening stand between KL Rahul and Chris Gayle got Punjab to a flyer. And then, while Rahul notched up his maiden IPL hundred, Gayle's blazing willow saw him amassing 36-ball 63 as the visitors romped their way to a competitive total of 197 runs. Following Punjab's carnage, Mumbai, in the absence of Rohit Sharma, knew they needed something special if they were to avenge their defeat. Twitter/@IPL And, special it was from stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard who finally announced his arrival in the IPL this season. Leading from the front, the big West Indian, promoting himself to the No. 4 spot, arguably produced one of the most entertaining innings of the tournament this season. The 31-year-old went hammer and tongs at the KXIP bowling attack, slamming a blistering 31-ball 83 which was decorated with three fours and a staggering 10 sixes. Kieron Pollard last 26 balls: 6 6 4 0 6 0 1 6 6 2 1 0 1 6 1 0 6 1 4 0 6 6 1 6 4 W Brilliant innings under pressure! — IPL (@Icc_power) April 10, 2019 Though he couldn't finish the game for his side, falling to Ankit Rajpoot's short of a length delivery in the final over, Pollard's game-changing knock inflicted a three-wicket loss on Punjab and overshadowed the batting geniuses of Rahul and Gayle. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Pollard said: “I would like to thank God. Need to thank him for giving strength to me for doing the things that I do. Also, love to thank my wife, it's her birthday today and I want to dedicate this to her”. Twitter/@IPL “We finished on the right end of the result and thanks to God for that to. Obviously, Rohit is the captain of the team and it was only a precautionary measure for the team. He should be back in the next game. I would gladly give it back to him and field at the boundary, while also thinking of what to contribute to the team,” he concluded. After his 'Man of the Match' performance, the cricket fans were left in awe of Pollard's blitzkrieg which took the social media by storm. Kieron Pollard is back. Back at his best. Sensational batting. Great finish.... — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 10, 2019 POLLAAAAARRRRDDD welldone big fella.. That's pollard special ðªð¥ @KieronPollard55 Enjoy your win brother.. congratulations @mipaltan vs @lionsdenkxip well done @klrahul11 brilliant 100 ðð — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 10, 2019 Pollard pollard pollard !!'! Boht hard boht hard boht hard !!!!!! @KieronPollard55 ðð½ðð¤ð» — yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 10, 2019 What a thriller this game was. I don't know if I can handle last ball finishes anymore ð Well played Mumbai ð Chin up @lionsdenkxip & congrats for the ð¯ @klrahul11 #Saddapunjab #MIvsKXIP #VivoIPL — Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) April 10, 2019 Unbelievable. Incredible Premier League. #Pollard #MIvKXIP — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 10, 2019 Witnessed one of d best Victory while chasing in d @IPL ð Clean hitting at its best by @KieronPollard55 Congratulations @klrahul11 on ur brilliant hundred. Great 2 see d way @MdShami11 bowled tonight. Exceptional talent he is.He looks in great shape @StarSportsIndia GudNightð´ — MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) April 10, 2019 Woah ! What a game. Pollard playing an innings to remember for a long long time on his captaincy debut #MIvKXIP — Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 10, 2019 Hardik: Kieron Pollard is a legend. Only one man could've done this.#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvKXIP pic.twitter.com/YcUKauYTWv — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 10, 2019 That is one of Kieron Pollard's greatest innings. A titanic effort from the original death overs hitter to single-handedly take MI within striking distance. His ability to hit sixes despite mis-timing the ball is unmatched by anyone but Gayle. Huge raw power. #IPL #MIvKXIP — Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) April 10, 2019 Kieron Pollard the match winner is back. Won this game single handedly for #MI . Joseph hits the winning runs. The West Indians are rocking the #IPL2019 #MIvKXIP — jigar mehta (@jigsactin) April 10, 2019 Thats not how batting is defined, thats brutal toying @KieronPollard55 always a treat to watch — Gyan (@lostsoul0109) April 10, 2019 This is his best... Haven't seen him better than what he did today...the knock of this year — Fahir Maithutty (@fahir_me) April 10, 2019 The West-Indian Premier League.. The 'W' is silent in the IPL!!! @KieronPollard55 #IPL #IPL2019 #VIVOIPL #MIvKXIP — Shubham Misra (@SBM_4007) April 10, 2019 What a thrilling single handed performance by KP @MumbaiIndians_ — Chandrabhan Vishwakarma (@ChandrabhanVi20) April 10, 2019
  21. As soon as Navratri sets in, fitness enthusiasts start worrying about how they are going to meet their protein intake. The biggest challenge for every fitness guy during Navratri is to meet his daily protein intake as non-vegetarian food becomes a big NO. Here is a list of food items that you can include in your diet that will help you meet your daily protein intake as far as possible. 1. Tofu © Getty Images Also known as 'soybean paneer', tofu is vegetarian's paradise when it comes to food items that are high in protein. An average brand of tofu available in the market would fetch you around 30 grams of protein in a serving of around 200 grams. I wouldn't say that the amino acid profile is comparable to lean chicken breast but it is still a complete source of vegetarian protein. Taste could be an issue for some people as tofu doesn't have a great taste in itself. Thus, I would recommend adding some form of vegetable or salt and pepper along with tofu to enhance its flavour. 2. Cottage Cheese Cottage Cheese or more commonly known as 'Paneer' has been a part of our Indian diet since decades. Cottage cheese is made from milk and is a vegetarian source of protein that can be used during Navratri. A 100-gram serving of paneer will give you around 20 grams of protein. Another advantage of paneer is that it has a good taste, unlike tofu. You can add cottage cheese to gravies or just sprinkle chopped pieces on cooked lentils to enhance its protein content per serving. 3. Greek Yoghurt Greek yoghurt is another food item that you can consider adding to your daily food intake during this season. Just like regular yoghurt, Greek yoghurt is also a good source of gut-friendly bacteria. Along with the goodness of gut health bacteria, greek yoghurt gives you double the protein intake as compared to regular yoghurt for the same serving size. Also, Greek yoghurt is available in delicious flavours and thus can be used in various forms like pudding and desserts. However, make sure that added sugar isn't too much in the product that you are buying. 4. Nuts & Nut Milk © Getty Images Another food item that you can consider adding to your diet during Navratri is Nuts and Nuts milk. Nuts like Almonds and its milk, commercially sold as Almond milk can serve a great option to be consumed as snacks and mid-meal food items. You can easily replace your evening tea and biscuits with Almonds and almond milk which will also help you to add to the total protein intake for the day. 5. Milk & Whey Protein Cow milk is also one of the best protein sources available in the vegetarian diet. A 100ml serving of milk will give you around 3 grams of protein. Make sure that you are consuming either a double toned or skimmed variety of cow milk so that your intake from milk is not too high. Similarly, supplements like whey protein and casein which are made up from milk can also be added to the diet to meet the daily protein intake to a large extent. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  22. Managing one's fitness lifestyle during the nine days of Navratri can be a challenge. Not only the diet becomes a challenge for many but maintaining the same level of intensity in workouts is difficult too. Here are a few supplements that will help you to maintain that same tempo in the gym and will also help with your dietary nutrient intake too. 1. Whey Protein Whey protein is made from milk and milk products thus it is a vegetarian source of protein. One of the biggest challenges during Navratri is to meet the daily protein intake for people who are on a high protein diet. Even people who do not fast are not allowed to bring any form of non-vegetarian foods inside their house. Thus, it is better to replace your protein intake from some other sources. Whey protein is the best available choice when it comes to meeting your protein intake for the day from vegetarian foods. A scoop of any brand of whey protein will give your around 20 plus grams of best quality protein with a flavour of your choice. Include whey protein supplement post your workout or at any other time you feel convenient to meet up your daily protein intake. 2. Casein Protein Casein protein is a slow digesting protein. Casein protein supplements are also made from milk and thus it is also a vegetarian food supplement. The advantage that casein powders have over whey protein supplements is that they digest slowly and may take up to 6-8 hours to digest completely. Thus, they provide a steady supply of amino acids to your body over a period of time. The best way to use a casein supplement is to use it at night so that you don't feel hungry during the night and your body is able to get a regular supply of amino acids. Another way to use casein is to mix it up with whey protein and make your own protein blend. This way you will be helping your body to have immediate as well as long term supply of amino acids throughout the day. Just like whey protein, casein protein is also available in various flavours. 3. Pre-Workouts Caffeine-based pre-workouts can also come in handy during the fasting season. I've seen people complaining about missing their workouts because they felt low on energy during the fasting days. This could be because of less carb consumption during Navratri or due to lesser protein intake than what they used to consume earlier. © Getty Images Caffeine is a supplement which can help on the days when you find it hard to push yourself to the gym. I am not saying to buy a fancy pre-workout that has tons of ingredients but even caffeine anhydrous alone would do the needful for you. Have it at least 30 mins before your workout sessions and you will have mental focus and rush during your workouts. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  23. The twelfth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not fairing out well for the world's number 1 ranked ODI bowler according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) as far as avoiding injuries is concerned. While the pacer injured his left shoulder after a scary dive on the last delivery of Mumbai Indian's (MI) season-opener against Delhi Capitals.(DC), the cricketing fans of the Indian held their breath when they saw him enter the field to bowl against Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with a swollen right eye on Wednesday. Nobody had any idea what sort of trouble did the 25-year-old had gotten into the get such a bad bruise on his face. So, when the match finished, people went crazy on social media demanding some sort of clarification on the horrific injury. What happened to Bumrah's eye? — Romsha ð®ð³ (@kohlischarms) April 3, 2019 Who punched Bumrah on his right eye? ð pic.twitter.com/s4935FMrU1 — Ojas. (@Ojasism) April 3, 2019 Why aren't people talking about Jasprit Bumrah's black eye?#IPL #MIvCSK — Maulik Sheth (@MaulikSheth03) April 3, 2019 When the question was put in front of MI head coach Mahela Jayawarden, he decided to have some fun with the frowning commentator who was interviewing the Sri Lankan legend. Upon being asked if he was the reason behind Bumrah's black eye, he quickly replied with a huge smirk on his face: “I think the story is he is going for a night-out you know and get into a brawl or something like that.” He then quickly clarified that he was only pulling the interviewer's leg: “Just joking. He missed a straight catch from Jimmy the other day. He was quite lucky actually. He had a pretty big swelling yesterday evening and managed to get it down. He's one of the good ones in the team.” Despite the injuries, Bumrah indeed has been extremely lucky for none of them have been grave enough to put India's finest out of action. With the 2019 ICC World Cup less than a month and a half away, he ought to stay out of trouble as his role in building an Indian side worth the trophy will be massive. As far as the game against CSK is concerned, it felt as if the huge lump on his face was bothering MI's top bowler as he went through the night without a single wicket while giving away 27 runs in four overs. Mumbai managed to add to the winning column nonetheless, thanks to Hardik Pandya's heroic performance on both ends of the pitch.
  24. We only get to realise how uncertain life really is when we come across incidents like these. While our thoughts go out to the family members of the army soldiers who lost their lives in the bizarre fire in Mhow, we can't help but ponder the odds of something like this happening. On Thursday, a team of snipers of the Indian Army were target-practicing in Mhow, a cantonment in the Indore district in Madhya Pradesh. Like any other regular day practice, the soldiers were wearing their gille suits, an outfit made up of dry leaves and grass to help the shooters camouflage with the surroundings. Suddenly, a wildfire wrapped the shooters around out of nowhere taking away the lives of two while severely injuring nine others. Army Sources: Two Indian Army soldiers killed in fire incident at the Bercha and Hema ranges in Mhow near Indore today. Fire was caused due to spark during firing practice. #MadhyaPradesh — ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2019 “Two Indian Army soldiers were killed in a fire incident at the Bercha firing range in Mhow near indore. The fire was caused due to spark during firing practice,” ANI reports Army officials saying. According to Additional SP Mhow Dharmraj Meena, Ranjit Sumer, 27, Jhunjhunu resident in Rajasthan and Akshya Ramsingh, 25, a resident of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, were the two soldiers who died dousing the flames. Meena also mentioned that some of the injured soldiers were also airlifted to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment. However, three out of the remaining nine have been deemed to be in critical condition and have been moved to Delhi for better care. Joining the family in the mourning of their loved ones, people showed their respect for the soldiers: Tragic. RIP braves @adgpi. Condolences to family & friends. — Hindustaniyat (@NonLutyensSpin) April 4, 2019 RIP_Indian_Army ððð — Mritunjay Yadav (@ymrityunjay65) April 4, 2019 We have lost many soldiers today. Rest in peace bravehearts. ðð»ðð»@adgpi — Roshani ð®ð³ (@IndiaBhakt1) April 4, 2019 ð¢ pic.twitter.com/xZfZ0LrYAV — Proud To Be Indian (@pure_indian19) April 4, 2019
  25. We only get to realise how uncertain life really is when we come across incidents like these. While our thoughts go out to the family members of the army soldiers who lost their lives in the bizarre fire in Mhow, we can't help but ponder the odds of something like this happening. On Thursday, a team of snipers of the Indian Army were target-practicing in Mhow, a cantonment in the Indore district in Madhya Pradesh. Like any other regular day practice, the soldiers were wearing their gille suits, an outfit made up of dry leaves and grass to help the shooters camouflage with the surroundings. Suddenly, a wildfire wrapped the shooters around out of nowhere taking away the lives of two while severely injuring nine others. Army Sources: Two Indian Army soldiers killed in fire incident at the Bercha and Hema ranges in Mhow near Indore today. Fire was caused due to spark during firing practice. #MadhyaPradesh — ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2019 “Two Indian Army soldiers were killed in a fire incident at the Bercha firing range in Mhow near indore. The fire was caused due to spark during firing practice,” ANI reports Army officials saying. According to Additional SP Mhow Dharmraj Meena, Ranjit Sumer, 27, Jhunjhunu resident in Rajasthan and Akshya Ramsingh, 25, a resident of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, were the two soldiers who died dousing the flames. Meena also mentioned that some of the injured soldiers were also airlifted to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment. However, three out of the remaining nine have been deemed to be in critical condition and have been moved to Delhi for better care. Joining the family in the mourning of their loved ones, people showed their respect for the soldiers: Tragic. RIP braves @adgpi. Condolences to family & friends. — Hindustaniyat (@NonLutyensSpin) April 4, 2019 RIP_Indian_Army ððð — Mritunjay Yadav (@ymrityunjay65) April 4, 2019 We have lost many soldiers today. Rest in peace bravehearts. ðð»ðð»@adgpi — Roshani ð®ð³ (@IndiaBhakt1) April 4, 2019 ð¢ pic.twitter.com/xZfZ0LrYAV — Proud To Be Indian (@pure_indian19) April 4, 2019
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