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  1. In case you missed the news, Disney announced its streaming service in the US last week called Disney+. It'll have content from Disney Studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, National Geographic, to name a few. Yes, that includes all the Marvel superhero and Star Wars movies. As expected, Disney+ is not coming to India, however, Disney will route all the original content created for Disney+ along with its movie library to Indian audiences through Hotstar. That's right, Hotstar in India will host all the Disney+ content, and it's also planning to localize Disney+ movies and shows by dubbing, or by adding subtitles in Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. © Disney Disney's plan to route the Disney+ content instead of launching a separate streaming service does seem like the logical thing to do. Hotstar, a streaming service owned by Star India, is a part of Walt Disney Group after all. Also, Hotstar has over 300 million active users in India, so yes, Hotstar clearly has a wide reach. It's also worth pointing out that Hotstar already hosts content from other services like ESPN and Hulu. That said, India will now be the only market in the world where content from services such as Hulu, ESPN, and Disney+ will live under the same name. © Marvel Lastly, coming to the pricing, Star India is planning to continue with its current subscription plans. While, globally, Disney+ will be priced at $7, Hotstar plans to continue with its current subscription plans i.e. Rs. 299 per month and Rs. 999 per year.
  2. While we're going to witness the end of an era soon, we're actually waiting with bated breath for the Game Of Thrones finale to hit our screens on the 14th of April 2019. It's true we've formed our true and personal association with every character and sometimes in our head, we think "what would Jon Snow do if he was in my place?" Well, maybe it's not that intense but it's true the characters have grown on us in some way or the other. © HBO While we take away the betrayals, the plot line, the relationships, the wars and what not, let's also soak in some girl power from the show. What I mean is, some fantastic women actors have played very relatable and beautiful roles in the series and if we don't mention them, then there's really no point in watching GoT at all. They're brave, independent, storytellers, who have their own reasons to pull off each and every action, through the dilemma they face. Does it ever make you wonder though, what if they were someone you'd want to date? © HBO The character sketches of the women in GoT all have powerful elements hidden away and I bet sometimes, apart from the physicality, you wish you had someone who could maybe cast spells or be an absolute kink in bed, or always aim big in life! So, here are 7 women from GoT every man wants to find in the real world because they're absolutely fascinating: (1) Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi © HBO "When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me" Dany, as she's popularly called by her family is an actually a storm born, whose stubborn nature gets her what she wills, most times. She's ruthless with her goals but gentle in her approach and shows empathy at the right places. She's the kinda queen who'd rule your heart while ruling the world, and you'd never tire from the adventures she takes you on. Besides, she'd have great control over dragons and she can save you in case your house catches fire. (2) Cersei Lannister © HBO "Tears aren't a woman's only weapon. The best one is between her legs" She's conniving and sharp and no one can challenge her scheme of things or even her brain for that matter. She's sharp and sometimes that gets the better of her, but if you do end up with someone like Cersei, know for sure she's born to be a mother and will protect your kids from any sort of evil that looms around them. Just don't egg her on to give you tears of Lys and end your life. Other than that, she'll definitely find a way to make anything you wish for, possible, as she's one of the strongest women in GoT. We all love strong women, don't we? (3) Melisandre © HBO "The night is dark and full of terrors, old man, but the fire burns them all away." The 'Red Priestess' is quite fascinating to be with. She has this deep seeded darkness that you have to dissect for your own good and trust me, once you do, she'll always resurrect you from the dead! The woman can cast spells, bring back someone from the dead and perform some highly kinky and dark magic voodoo in bed! Apart from that, she does have a brighter side to her once she realises the mistakes she has made and she'll go through any length to try and rectify those mistakes. So, if you do happen to meet someone dark and enchanting, keep her happy is all. (4) Yara Greyjoy © HBO "Anything with a c**k is easy to fool" Tough, righteous and an iron-willed woman, Yara isn't easily fooled and she'll probably need a man who can match up to her innate strength as a leader. Although she prefers the same ***, she's not at all averse to men who recognise women for who they really are. So, if you're looking for a strong independent woman who actually has a mind of her own and can single headedly direct the iron fleet, she's your woman! (5) Ellaria Sand © HBO "It's always changing, who we're supposed to love and who we're not. The only thing that stays the same is that we want who we want". This woman is full of raw passion and does what her heart desires. She loves passionately and will go to any lengths to protect her lover. Clever and tranquil, Ellaria is your favourite fantasy girl, you've always wished you had but couldn't find. She's not opposed to threesomes, open relationships or even orgies for that matter and she will never let go of you, once she's absolutely yours. Ugh, the world isn't full of Ellaria's anymore! (6) Missandei © HBO "All men fear death" Missandei is the prudish beauty you can easily get mesmerised by. You'll fall in love with her instantly because she's beautiful and she's very loyal. If a woman is loyal and wise, there is really nothing else you need now, do you? Hard working, dedicated and a loyalist, this woman will surely understand all your needs and wants and love you for whoever you are (like she loved the unsullied!) So, here are the 6 most eligible women in 'Game of Thrones who'd best suit your preference'. If you go about looking for these characteristics in women in your city, you may just find a mix and match of everything, as everyone has one unique character you can absolutely relate to. So, what're you waiting for? Go get her!
  3. Protein is known as the king of macronutrients. You will see people ranging from the least informed to the most informed sections of the fitness community stressing on the importance of protein intake. Your gym guru will tell you to eat protein all day and consume boiled chicken and steamed fish for the thin skin whereas an informed coach will give you a particular intake to hit for the day. © Getty Images And there will be some misinformed sections still suggesting that it will make your liver and kidney health go bad. In this piece, I am going to cover some pointers established by the researches and findings by studies done on protein intake in strength athletes, bodybuilders, and healthy population: 1. You need to consume 1.2 to 1.6 grams of protein per kilo of your body weight to retain lean body mass in a normal healthy population and avoid the risk of sarcopenia due to old age. 2. To maximize adaptations to resistance training aka lifting weights, individuals need to consume protein in the range of 1.6 to 2.2 grams per kilo of body weight when not dieting, i.e. eating in a caloric deficit. 3. There is no anabolic window that requires you to run to the locker room and gulp down a protein shake right after your last set. As long as you are eating adequate protein for the day and evenly distributing it in meals, you need not worry about the anabolic window. © Getty Images 4. If your goal is maximal muscle gain, it is a good idea to split your protein intake into meals containing 0.4 to 0.55 grams of protein per kilo of body weight into 4 to 5 meals per day. That means, a daily protein intake of 1.6 to 2.2 grams per kilo of body weight. 5. When eating in a caloric deficit aka dieting, a higher protein intake of 2.3 to 3.1 grams per kilo of Fat-Free Mass (FFM) is suggested to retain maximal lean body tissue or muscle mass. Note that this is fat-free mass and not total body weight. 6. There is no maximum protein your body can digest in a meal. It is always better to split the protein intake into 4 to 5 meals for the day but this frequency can be lower or higher depending on other lifestyle factors. In the end, it comes down to what suits you better. © Getty Images 7. Long-term high-protein diets in the range of 2.4 to 3.3 grams per kilogram of body weight do not have detrimental effects on blood lipids, liver or kidney function in the healthy resistance training population. 8. Athletes on high-protein diets reported more dietary satisfaction, better mood, adherence, and higher muscle retention during a fat loss phase when compared to those on lower protein diets. To Sum It Up: - Protein is not harmful to your kidneys and liver if you are otherwise healthy. - It is better to split your protein intake throughout the day for maximum muscle building. - During a muscle building phase, protein intake of 1.6 to 2.2 grams per kilo of body weight is sufficient. - During a fat loss phase, higher protein intakes in the range of 1.8 to 2.4 grams per kilo of body weight is beneficial. - A higher protein diet is absolutely safe and may have certain benefits in certain situations. References: 1. Phillips SM, et al. Protein "requirements" beyond the RDA: implications for optimizing health. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 May;41(5):565-72. 2. Morton RW, et al. A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of the effect of protein supplementation on resistance-training-induced gains in muscle mass and strength in healthy adults. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;52(6):376-384. 3. Schoenfeld BJ, Aragon AA. How much protein can the body use in a single meal for muscle-building? Implications for daily protein distribution. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2018 Feb 27;15:10. 4. Helms E, et al. A systematic review of dietary protein during caloric restriction in resistance trained lean athletes: a case for higher intakes. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2014 Apr;24(2):127-38. 5. Aragon AA, et al. International society of sports nutrition position stand: diets and body composition. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2017 Jun 14;14:16. 6. Antonio J, et al. A High Protein Diet Has No Harmful Effects: A One-Year Crossover Study in Resistance-Trained Males. J Nutr Metabolism. 2016 Sep 20; 9104792. 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.
  4. Your underwear forms the foundation of your outfit, and how comfortable you feel in your clothes has a LOT to do with making the right choice of underwear. However, with the wide variety of styles, cuts, fabrics, colours, and prints out there, making that choice is not the straightforward decision it once used to be. Apart from the obvious question of whether they look good or not, you also have to factor in long-term comfort, support for your privates, the right range of movement and concealment, as well as keeping sweat and body odour at bay. Faced with all these decisions, knowing what will not only fit your body type, but also fit seamlessly into your personal style is half the battle won. There are several styles for you to choose from, which is where we, at MensXP, can be of assistance. Our guide to underwear styles can help narrow down your options, taking your underwear game to the next level by helping you make all the right choices. Style 1: Briefs © Pexels This classic, standard style that we all know from our childhood is made for comfort and support. The best briefs for men are defined by their distinctive Y-shaped front, elastic waistband, and just enough fabric to cover the essentials (namely your package and backside!) while leaving your upper thighs exposed. Pros: Thanks to their excellent support and minimal coverage, they're the underwear of choice if you're wearing slim-fit jeans or fitted trousers. They're much less likely to ride up as compared to other styles, so you won't have to keep adjusting them either. Cons: Although available in a variety of cuts and colours, they're not the most visually appealing garment to own, and can also accentuate stocky figures. Style 2: Boxers © Shutterstock Boxers are shorts that are designed to be loose-fitting, airy, and roomy, with an elastic waistband, and straight leg openings that extend down the legs to varying degrees. They usually have an open fly, to offer the wearer an exit route with maximum ease. Pros: If you're chilling at home on your day off, nothing feels more comfortable than a pair of boxers. Breathable and roomy, the best boxers for men offer a freedom of movement that is simply unmatched. They're also perfect for men who don't like revealing underwear thanks to the increased coverage they provide. Cons: Due to their baggy nature, they tend to bunch up uncomfortably underneath your trousers. Another problem that arises due to them being loose and free is sweat, which falls off your body and gathers in the most uncomfortable places. Style 3: Boxer Briefs © Pixabay If you combine the best features of boxers and briefs, you get the best boxer briefs for men , a hybrid style that retains the longer leg of the boxer as well as the snug fit of the brief. Pros: Highly versatile and universally flattering, they're the reigning champions of the underwear game. They offer tons of support downstairs, and can be worn as part of any outfit without fear of unwanted sweat, body odour, or bunching up. Cons: Although they're less prone to riding up than most styles, you might experience it if you sit for an extended period of time. This happens because they extend further down your legs than briefs, which end in the natural crease between your legs and torso. Style 4: Trunks © Pexels This style sits somewhere between briefs and boxer briefs, perfect for those who can't bring themselves to choose between the two. Trunks are a newer style of underwear, but one that's quickly gaining popularity. The best trunks for men have the skin-hugging fit of briefs with legs shorter than boxer briefs, creating a simple square-cut silhouette. Pros: The body-hugging fit means that they can be worn comfortably with slim-fit trousers and denims while still offering enough room for gents who hate constriction. The close fit has the added bonus of preventing sweat from soaking through, enhancing your comfort. Cons: Finding the right cut and size of trunks is the key to ensuring your comfort, because a low-cut variant leaves you open to the risk of public embarrassment every time you bend down (unless you wear your shirts tucked in for the rest of your life). Style 5: And, The Rest! © Pexels Although the underwear styles mentioned above are what you usually find on store shelves or online, that's not where your options end. There are a whole host of styles that aren't as common, but can still be valuable additions to you underwear drawer based on personal preference. After all, the key to selecting the best underwear for men is to find options for every possible scenario! For men who like the freedom that going commando affords them but are not quite ready to take the plunge, options like the thong, bikini brief, and g-string are worth looking into. These styles also work best for men with well-sculpted bodies who like to show off the results of their hard work, as they provide maximum exposure while still protecting your modesty. Whether you want to flaunt your stuff or just enjoy freedom when you walk around, this is the way to go.
  5. Arguably one of the highly-rated young talents in the country, KL Rahul climbed up the ladder in Indian cricket on the basis of consistent performances. Making full use of the opportunities, his breakthrough 2013-14 season laid the foundation of Karnataka's Ranji Trophy triumph, proving his credentials as a first-class cricketer. Then, a profitable 2016 IPL season saw him earning his cap for the national team. His appetite for runs further gave India an opportunity to boast of an extra option at the top of the order. And, over the years, the 26-year-old has established himself as valuable addition to the Indian cricket team. But, apart from his artistry with the willow, Rahul is also looked upon as a youth icon - thanks to his distinctive personal style. KL Rahul Tattoos & Their Meanings Whether it's his choice of clothing or trend-setting hairdos, Rahul continues to enjoy the status of one of the most stylish cricketers in the Indian team. The dashing right-hander, who continues to carry out his on-field responsibilities in style, has also been a big fan of tattoos - something that has captured the imagination of cricket fans. We've all seen the multiple warrior-style tattoos which cover much of his skin. But, while his dedicated fans know the story behind some of his pieces, much of the art he has on his skin has been a mystery. But, not anymore. In an exclusive interaction with MensXP, the Red Bull athlete finally revealed seven of his favourite tattoos and what they really mean to him. Lighthouse On Left Forearm © Red Bull While a lighthouse might seem like an abstract tattoo to many, for Rahul, it has a special meaning. The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) opener has got a lighthouse tattooed on his arm in a bid to remember his home. The right-handed batsman grew up by the beach in Mangaluru before he shifted to Bengaluru to pursue his interest in cricket. One look at the lighthouse tattoo takes Rahul back to the memories of his childhood home. Key With Ram Horns © Red Bull A true Aries, Rahul was eager to get a tattoo around his sun sign. That's why the Indian opener for a customized version with ram horns to go with it. The key – which goes around his forearm – signifies being open to learning new things and unlocking his mind with new experiences. Clock On His Bicep © Red Bull The clock tattoo on the inside of his left bicep has the hands inked at 11 o'clock. Rahul was born at 11 o'clock which is why the clock hands are tattooed at that position. The phrase “Veni, vidi, vici”, which is Latin for “come, see, conquer” is tattooed around the clock to signify that Rahul's time as an Indian cricketer has begun and he intends to conquer the world with his bat. All-Seeing Eye On His Left Bicep © Red Bull This tattoo is a reminder that his grandparents are always watching over him and are protecting him. Deshi Basara Script On Right Forearm © Red Bull Rahul is a huge fan of the comic book superhero Batman. The expression Deshi Basara – which means “to rise up” – is from the 2012 Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. 284 In Roman Numerals © Red Bull This tattoo runs across the right side of his torso. It is his Test cap number for India. He was the 284th cricketer to play for the Indian national cricket team, so this tattoo is very special to him because he had to work really hard to earn the spot in the India team. Parents' Names Tattooed On His Wrists © Instagram/@rahulkl KL Rahul has his mother's name Rajeshwari on his left wrist and his dad's name Lokesh on his right wrist. When his parents started getting annoyed about the rising number of tattoos he was getting, KL Rahul got their names tattooed on his wrists. Since then, they haven't had a problem with him getting more tattoos. More Tattoos © Instagram/@rahulkl The first tattoo KL Rahul ever got was a giant wing on his back when he was 17 years old. He also has the image of his dog Simba tattooed on his back. His left hand has the number one on it, which is one of his most recent tattoos. He got the number one tattoo because it is his jersey number in the Indian cricket team. He also has the number XI tattoo on his bicep, which was his jersey number when he first started playing for India. The rose tattoo on his left hand symbolizes new beginnings. The tattoo of arrows on his left hand is to protect him from harm. The owl tattoo on his left hand is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. He also has tattoos for water, air and sun across his body, which are the three elements that are important to him.
  6. In this article, I'm not going to tell you about the basic stuff which everyone carries to the gym like perfume, towel, shaker, etc. © Dsptch Gym It's not about carrying a supplement shop and carrying things like: 1) BCAAs 2) fat burner pills 3) glutamine The below 5 essentials will help you in getting the best out of your training and will help you face your most challenging exercises with confidence. These 5 gym essentials can take your training to the next level if used properly. 1) Flat Shoes: Flat shoes are one of the best shoes for weight lifting. They have a solid grip over the gym mats and provide safety when lifting a heavy load. Flat sole shoes like converse, vans, etc. A huge benefit is the ability to activate more muscle and recruit more fibres. These shoes enable you to push through the floor much easier, which will allow you to produce more force during a lift. When you work out, especially during leg exercises you have to be driving through the heels. It is very hard to drive force through the heel in running shoes. The sole does not support that. Lifting shoes can help you to feel sturdier during heavy squats, deadlifts and any other free compound lift. 2) Knee Sleeves Or Wraps Knee sleeves or wraps protect your knees and give you the confidence to lift heavy loads on squats, leg press, etc. It also provides joint warmth. Don't wrap your knees with knee wraps too tightly it might block your blood flow. Keep the tightness from 7-8/10. For knee sleeves, go for neoprene material 7mm-10mm. 3) Weight Training Belt: A belt can be a useful piece for supportive strength equipment in your training, but it shouldn't be relied on. © Getty Images It's always a better idea to build a solid foundation of muscle and strong lifting mechanics before reaching for & possibly overusing a belt. Weight lifting belt keeps your lower back safe. It supports the torso during big lifts like squats, deadlifts, bench press, overhead press, etc. It also provides you with confidence when loading weights on the bar. 4) Lifting Straps: Wrist straps can be beneficial when performing any pulling movements or holding any heavy load. It prevents you from grip failure. Grip failure is one of the main reason where you shift back from lifting a heavy load. You can use lifting straps on any back movements, deadlifts and shrugs. How to put the straps? Setting on your wrist straps and attaching them to the bar can be critical. Wrapping technique will change based on the length of the strap and where the loop is stitched. Everyone has their favourite method, but here's mine: I find it comfortable to wrap one hand exactly where I want it, then wrap the other hand closer to the already-wrapped hand (so I can use it for help with the wrapping method), then push the second hand into position. 5) Training Logbook: A training log book can be helpful to note down how much work you put every session. You can track your sets, reps, load, etc. Training without a plan not knowing how much weight to lift, the number of reps you should be doing and what you're trying to improve is like taking a road trip without a map. Your main goal is to improve on what you did in your last training session, that's called progression. Any workout without progression means you're not developing, which means you didn't have a productive workout. Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  7. Not a lot of sports fans of this country would have used names like Rahul Dravid and Lionel Messi in a single sentence. While being the top personalities of cricket and football respectively, they are known to have devoted fans from all over the world by their side whenever they make news. So when the time did come to talk about the two athletes in one breath, fans of sports as a whole did not lack in enthusiasm. If Dravid and Messi had come across each other at Camp Nou yesterday pic.twitter.com/gOv9QOtNj2 — Sootinho | Juanan stan (@heartgoesjuanan) April 7, 2019 Yes, one of the finest cricketers India has ever produced was spotted enjoying a game of football at Barcelona F.C.'s home ground of Camp Nou on Sunday. Always the one to show his affection for the game, Dravid had a lifelong dream of watching the Spanish giants play live at one of the most popular stadiums in the world. “It's incredible, it's a huge honour, it's one of the things I've always wanted to do, come to Camp Nou and watch a football game. To be here and experience the atmosphere, it's absolutely electric,” said 'The Wall' in an interview after the game. As the men in red and blue went on a tear, defeating Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in a La Liga matchup, 2-0 behind Luis Suarez and Argentine legend Lionel Messi's back to back goals in the 85th and 86th minutes respectively, Dravid was surprised by the two top-tier players and their skills. “To be able to watch players like Messi and Suarez play live, it's fantastic for me and my family,” said Dravid in a video on YouTube. Unlike any casual fan of football, Dravid had the eye for the 'off-the-ball' movement of Messi and did not hold back on commenting on that. “He's an absolute genius. It's incredible to watch what he does and to watch him live… One thing to see with Messi is how fantastic he is with the ball but it is incredible to see how good he is without the ball and how he is able to find spaces,” said the former Indian cricketer. Talking about the atmosphere of the Barcelona stadium, Dravid compared it to any of the Indian cricket arenas during the ongoing Indian Premier League season. "Cricket is a different game. We have a great atmosphere and a great crowd in the IPL and a lot of Test matches as well. Cricket is the No.1 sport in India but football is catching up very quickly.” However, Dravid did make a statement that led to a fraction of the common fans of cricket and football call him out. To the horror of fans of footballers other than Messi, he said: “I don't think there's been a better player than him (Messi) ever.” Now obviously, a comment like that was bound to gather some hate: Mr . Dravid , who told you like no one can not match Messi ? Did you watch CR 7 GAMES ? If you watch RONALDO GAMES ! MAY BE YOUR OPTION IS DEFINITELY CHANGED. — krishnadasari (@krishnadasari9) April 8, 2019
  8. The UPSC results were announced yesterday and like every year, some super talented people have made it to the top and are gearing up to serve the nation in the near future. This year's UPSC topper Kanishak Kataria, surprised everyone when he wonderfully credited his girlfriend along with his family for his success. Kanishak Kataria, AIR 1 in #UPSC final exam: It's a very surprising moment. I never expected to get the 1st rank. I thank my parents, sister & my girlfriend for the help & moral support. People will expect me to be a good administrator & that's exactly my intention. #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/IBwhW8TJUs — ANI (@ANI) April 5, 2019 Kanishak is an engineer from the reputed IIT Bombay and hails from Rajasthan originally. Srushti Jayant Deshmukh has topped amongst all women candidates and has secured an overall fifth rank in the civil services examination. Kanishak's vote of thanks has won so many hearts on the internet today since it's a common perception that students are often expected to focus on studies and leave any other relationship behind, but Kanishak is making everyone happy right now for various reasons. Congratulations Kanishak Kataria !! All the best ! Only boys can give credits to Girlfriends for their success. Another feminist in making ... https://t.co/NMF2lP3B1R — Barkha Trehan (@trehan_barkha) April 5, 2019 While i have always seen friends breaking up with their partners with the prospect of a good dowry, IAS partner, minister ki beti , this is new for me. How lovely #KanishakKataria Rare to find men giving credit to the women, especially gf for their success. Be the same#UPSC pic.twitter.com/bjyFa6k2WT — Dr Pooja Tripathi (@drpoojaa) April 6, 2019 https://t.co/9hgWD41wJI Giving credit to his/her girlfriend is very rare....first time India's UPSC topper Kanishak Kataria gives credit for his success to his family members, friends and girlfriend too..now that's called rare...@IndiaToday — Akansha Rawal (@Akansha_rawal) April 6, 2019 Here's to more men acknowledging the support of some wonderful women in their lives. We wish Kanishak all the best in his future endeavours.
  9. Rich Piana, the famous bodybuilding figure, who admittedly took a lot of steroids during and after his career was one of the most influential figures in modern-day bodybuilding. via GIPHY His quote and the tagline of his nutritional supplement company 5% Nutrition, 'Whatever it takes' still has a massive following and is still worn as a badge by many aspirational young bodybuilders today. Rich Piana was very open about his drug usage and even used to openly speak about his steroid cycles and astronomical dosages on his YouTube videos. He passed away on August 2017 due to an alleged overdose of steroids and other drugs and his autopsy reports also indicated some severe health markers like enlarged heart, oedema in the brain, etc. The cause of death was undetermined and even though it may not be steroids directly, injecting those in high doses do come with side-effects which may play a role as compounding factors in other health risks for sure. The one thing for which I respected Rich Piana was his open admission of drugs and he did not pretend to be one of those fake natties who would lie and try to sell you their shit by claiming you can become like them without steroid usage. Rich also made very open and valid pointers about steroid usage which everyone considering going the dark way: 1. He Was Not For Or Against Steroids One noteworthy thing about Rich was that he was very open about his usage and he was a very famous guy. He knew his stance would be taken seriously and even followed by aspiring bodybuilders who looked up to him. He still never promoted or told people that they should use steroids. If they wanted to take them and compete in shows that did not discourage steroid usage, then it was up to the person to make that decision. It was at the end a person's own responsibility if they decided to take them. 2. He Hated The Way Bodybuilding Was Evolving Rich told in an interview that one thing that did not go down well with him was the rampant usage of steroids and the slow death of the spirit of bodybuilding. Bodybuilding was a sport or a lifestyle that was more about pumping iron and lifting weights. But he did not like the way how it was turning out to be more about injecting steroids over pumping iron. 3. He Was Against Teens & Young Guys Taking Steroids via GIPHY Rich used to openly highlight the ugly side of taking steroids as well and used to educate as to how taking testosterone led to crash in the normal hormone production or atrophy of testes. Or how taking growth hormone led to the growth of your internal organs. He went on to even say that how GH as a peptide leads to a bodybuilders gut as the intestines push out to unnatural levels and push your abs inches apart. 4. Rich Warned The Side-Effects Will Come Back To Bite You Another major claim or opinion that Rich held was how even though in the short term it may mean more test levels, more strength, more muscle building and the other benefits that come with it, it is never that pleasant in the long-term and how do the side effects of steroid use always come to bite you back later on. 5. He Admitted To The Sides-Effects He Faced Rich also opened up about his problem with steroids and how he faced certain side effects like roid rage and how it used to affect his relationship with his girlfriend back in the day. Overall, if you critically assess it, Rich never was a flag-bearer for usage or discouraged usage. He always showed the true picture and admitted that there are both pros and cons of taking steroids. At the end of the day, it is for you to weigh both the sides and see which side seems more lucrative to you before you make the leap. 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. 'Kalank' is a period film, set in pre-independent India about an elite family and conflicts that escalate to communal tensions parallel with impending partition. With a stellar cast of Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Kunal Khemu, the film does look very promising. Set to release on 17 April 2019, Kalank's marketing has been a mix of having the on-screen couples twin in the same colour and wearing long flow-y ethnic kurtas and sherwanis to commemorate the film's appeal. We saw the entire cast dressed as if ready to crash a destination wedding. These outfits are so good that you'll want to steal them for the next wedding season. One of the recent outfits that we really liked was Aditya Roy Kapoor's, who was wearing an asymmetrical sherwani. Take a look: © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani The sherwani comes in two layers. The outer layer is powerful, blue solid with thick contrasting white buttons, the inner layer extends till the ankle on one side and is stitched in an assymetrical cut. The sherwani is so fascinating that we think it's a perfect option for a bestfriend's wedding because firstly, it's not the kind of sherwani just anyone would wear to a wedding, so you'll look different but it doesn't even look bizarre. In fact, people will be only envious of this outfit.
  11. 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.”
  12. It's no shame that so many people see relationships as the best part of their lives. Finding a boo for yourself and swinging to the tunes of romance is magical and mesmerising. You must have friends who are obsessed with crawling bars and clubs in search of their significant other stating that everything will be alright when they have one. But certainly, being single has its own significant identity to treasure. MensXP brings to you five reasons to acknowledge singlehood and embrace it: © Pinterest 1. You Are 100% Yourself Being single provides you with a great opportunity to be and feel yourself as you are. You save yourself from an identity crisis, which is mostly seen in a relationship in order to make the other person happy or satisfied or modifying yourself so that your partner can easily accept you. You can expose your weaknesses, strengths, insecurities that help you to find who you really are. © Twitter 2. You Breathe Freedom Being single doesn't mean no one wants you; it's about loving and finding yourself enough for you. It can be a choice to give yourself time to decide who you really want to be with. Singlehood is about having the freedom to explore what you really want and expect from your life. In singlehood, you are accountable to just yourself and you need no permissions or think of the repercussions before leading the journey of self-discovery. © Twitter 3. You Are Your Own Master Your single years can be the most liberating and productive days of your life. You are the boss of your own life, the whole and sole commander of your own actions. You need not to answer anyone where you were, why you were late, not to worry about what the other person will think about you, your outfits, the mistakes you make, the food you eat, the way you sit, blah blah... You are your own boss! © Twitter 4. No Bars On Your Friendships To your significant other, your friends are mostly the 'snakes' and you are the ' innocent admirer'. According to them, they are behind all your fights, silly arguments, parallel decisions etc. to your girlfriend your female friends are the troublemakers and vice-versa. Hence, in singlehood, you can do what your heart desires and be friends with anyone whom you like without always being conscious about the boundaries drawn by your bae. © Pinterest 5. Less Of Silly Quarrels/ Disagreements While most people around the world feel that they are strong enough to take on anything, when it comes to conversations or the dreaded “we-need-to-talk”, they are the foremost customer of escapism. Those silly arguments presented in a PDF file by your partner, including facts and figures like the exact date, time and dialogues you spoke, are no less than mental torture, as half of the time it's illogical. Being single saves you from all those emotional traumas and additional baggage. Singlehood has perks exotic enough to applaud your decision or condition of not being in a relationship or be under any emotional commitments and attachments. Hope the above-mentioned list helps you to make better decisions in life and be happy with what you are surrounded with.
  13. From a street-smart lad Bittoo Sharma to the ruthless tyrant Alauddin Khilji; from a corrupt officer-turned-hero Sangram 'Simmba' Bhalerao to a talented street rapper Murad trying to make it big in the world; Ranveer Singh has proved his versatility and mettle with every character he has played. Now, the actor is gearing up to play another challenging role of his career, i.e. getting into the shoes of Kapil Dev for his upcoming movie '83. And when the real-life and reel-life superstars come together on stage, can there be anything else one can possibly ask for? Instagram On days when Ranveer Singh is not taking the world by storm with his performance, he is doing so with his questionable (yet widely appreciated) taste in fashion. So, winning a style icon award is not something unusual or surprising. But, what's interesting is the fact that Ranveer received the award from none other than Kapil Dev, the guy he will soon play on the big screen. In fact, as Ranveer came to collect his award, he even imitated the bowling action of 'The Haryana Hurricane' and then hugged him. Instagram Reportedly, he said "Abhi to party shuru hui hai, Mic mere haath mei aaya hai. I feel amazing accepting award from the legend, Kapil Dev. How am I going to look this handsome, he is the next character I am playing. I am hoping to make him proud." View this post on Instagram Two crazy people on stage in #htmoststylish ðð . #ranveersingh #akshaykumar #deepikapadukone #htmoststylish #loveyou #baba #kingofhearts #deepveeraddict #keepmyinsta2019 A post shared by Ranveer Singh Fc (@ranveeriansfc_) on Mar 29, 2019 at 9:53pm PDT Given both 'Simmba' and 'Gully Boy' were two of the biggest hits, people have huge expectations from '83 too. During the award show, Ranveer even gave a *not so* useful advice to the newlyweds, which actor Akshay Kumar was clearly not satisfied with. He said, "Jo tumne kiya hai, bohot sahi kiya hai. Mubarak ho, you have made the right choice in life." View this post on Instagram Whatta fun moment on stage with @akshaykumar paaji, @ranveersingh and @aparshakti_khurana #HTmostStylish A post shared by Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:03pm PDT The award show was held in Mumbai and was attended by actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Taapsee Pannu among others. Ranveer's wife Deepika Padukone couldn't attend the show since she's busy shooting for her next movie 'Chhapaak'.
  14. It's very rare for movies with a newbie in the lead to hold their ground. Debutant Abhimanyu Dassani proved that he is an outlier with 'Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota', a comedy that has been receiving commercial and critical acclaim all over. Abhimanyu is a young, fit fashionista, who also happens to be the son of actress Bhagyashree. Here are 10 pictures which prove that his style game is just as elegant as his mother's screen presence: 1. Don't know about the desi Deadpool bit outside of the movie, but his casual layering game sure is on point. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhimanyu Dassani (@abhimanyud) on Mar 16, 2019 at 8:16am PDT 2. Co-ords will always cooperate with you. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhimanyu Dassani (@abhimanyud) on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:39am PDT 3. A little bit of extra colour always helps to lighten the mood. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhimanyu Dassani (@abhimanyud) on Mar 11, 2019 at 9:39am PDT 4. No words. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhimanyu Dassani (@abhimanyud) on Feb 21, 2019 at 8:35am PST 5. Pastels will always have your back at social gatherings. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhimanyu Dassani (@abhimanyud) on Feb 18, 2019 at 6:56am PST 6. Never forget to accessorize optimally. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhimanyu Dassani (@abhimanyud) on Feb 13, 2019 at 7:22am PST 7. Be a nerd but make it fashion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhimanyu Dassani (@abhimanyud) on Jan 29, 2019 at 7:26am PST 8. All black > anything else. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhimanyu Dassani (@abhimanyud) on Jan 22, 2019 at 7:34am PST 9. Formals are not boring. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhimanyu Dassani (@abhimanyud) on Dec 5, 2018 at 7:10am PST 10. You're allowed to be super extra with suits during award seasons. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amandeep kaur (@amandeepkaur87) on Mar 24, 2019 at 11:30am PDT
  15. Nutrition is a complex topic and everywhere you go, you will see experts or gurus preaching that one way of eating or dieting is better than the other. One says to cut your carbs out of your diet and the other one asks you to eat more of carbs and very less fat. One says eat before evening and the other says do not eat in the morning. via GIPHY It is very confusing and often misleading with that black and white categorization. Here are a few basics of nutrition that everyone who goes to the gym should know: 1. Calories Are The King via GIPHY A calorie is a unit of energy and in terms of your bodyweight regulation, it is the intake vs. the output that makes all the difference. a. Eat less, expend more -> you lose weight. b. Eat more, expend less -> you lose weight. c. Eat and expend the same -> you maintain weight. That's it. It is all about energy balance. You can eat all of the trash foods (not that I recommend it) and still lose weight if you eat lesser calories. You can eat all of the clean food and still gain weight if you eat more calories. Find your maintenance calorie using an online calculator and then start eating more or fewer calories based on your goals. 2. Faster Is Not Always Better via GIPHY Now based on point #1, you may start thinking that if I want to build muscle, I will eat a lot of calories. Or you think that if you are to lose fat, the fewer calories you eat, the faster you will lose fat. You will gain weight faster if you eat more, yes. But going very fast, you will gain a lot of fat. If you are to lose fat and you eat very little calories, the weight loss will be a bit faster, yes and you will lose a lot of muscle. For muscle gain, eat around 10% more calories over maintenance calories and for fat loss, eat 15-25% lesser calories than maintenance. 3. Protein Is Your Best Friend via GIPHY During a fat loss phase, your need for protein is higher as your body breaks it down for energy. If you do not eat adequate protein, there is a higher chance of your body breaking down lean tissue for the energy needs. In a muscle gain phase, you need protein as you are trying to build more muscle protein. Diets lower in protein always perform badly when pitted against diets higher in protein. Try to get at least 0.8 to 1 gram of protein per pound of your body weight. 4. Embrace Flexible Dieting via GIPHY Flexible dieting means that you see food for the nutrition it provides and you eat a variety of options to meet your daily nutrition requirements. You evolve from the good food vs. bad food mentality and see food for the nutrition it provides. This way, dieting won't stay boring for you and the focus is still on nutrition-rich foods for a majority of the times with little treat food every now and then. The 80:20 rule. With this, you do not even fall into that cheat food mentality by going on all-out binges and wrecking your progress. 5. Carbs Are Not Bad via GIPHY A lot of undue demonization of carbohydrates has happened with zealots giving it a bad rep. There are studies which have shown that diets, when matched in calories and protein, have the same fat loss results, irrespective of it being low in carbs or high in carbs. Carbs are the primary source of fuel and if you are hitting the gym, performance should be one of your goals than being a zombie trying to just finish a session off. 6. You Do Not Have To Eat Carbs Only Certain Times Of The Day via GIPHY At the end of the day, it still comes down to calories consumed vs. calories expended so the carb timing does not really make sense at all. If you are struggling with your diet and the main reason for it is consuming no carbs after 6 pm, go ahead and eat the carbs you want. Just watch your calories and you will be just fine. 7. You Do Not Have To Eat Frequent Meals To Boost Metabolism via GIPHY The calories in part are the foods that you eat and the calories out part has four components. One of them is called the 'Thermic Effect of Food or feeding (TEF)' which accounts for 10% of the calories you eat via food. So say you eat 6 meals of 300 kcals each, it will be 30 kcals burned per meal via TEF. This will total to 180 kcals burned in the day. The same food, if you eat in 3 meals of 600 kcals each, it will be 60 kcals burned per meal accounting to 180 kcals. So 3 meals or 6 meals or 10 meals, that is totally up to your personal preferences. As long as your calories for the day are accounted for, the number of meals will not matter. 8. Your Body Can Digest More Than 30 Grams Of Protein Per Meal via GIPHY There is a notion or a wrong conception promoted in the industry that you cannot digest more than 30 grams of protein per day. There is no scientific literature that suggests or supports this idea. If you eat more protein per meal, your body will take a longer time to digest and absorb it. Protein, like carbohydrates, when consumed in excess can be converted to fat but it almost never happens as the pathways to do the same are very inefficient. Your body will rather store it as amino acids or burn it for energy. For those wondering if they can eat 200 grams of protein in one go? The answer will be yes. Will it be utilized optimally? No, it won't. Rather it is a better idea to split your protein intake into 4-5 servings for the day. 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.
  16. If you believe in taking care of yourself but don't know how, now is the time to start. You need to have a proper skincare routine in place if you've realized how important male beauty is. You also need products that'll help you look presentable for your dates after a long working day. Here are some products that every man should have in their stash. They make a huge difference in the way you look, trust us. 1. BB Cream © Nykaa We all know how important sunscreen is in saving our faces from the harmful rays of the sun. A BB cream has a good SPF along with a pigmented cream that covers uneven skin tone and scars. You get the benefits of two products in one. 2. Lip Balm © Nykaa The lip balm has no gender. Also, it is a universally acknowledged fact that no one wants to kiss a pair of chapped lips. I'm sure you secretly agree with this too. Which leaves us to this conclusion: your lips need a balm to moisturize. 3. Dry Shampoo © Nykaa A dry shampoo, contrary to a leave-in conditioner, is for those days when your hair is too oily to style. Dry shampoo absorbs the excess oil and leaves hair with much-needed volume. 4. Concealer © Nykaa A concealer is instrumental in saving you in times of crises. Whether it's a hickey on your neck that needs to hide before an official meeting or a pimple on the face right before date night or even dark circles for that matter! This product upon generous use, conceals it all. 5. Hand Cream © Nykaa No-one wants to hold hands that are scaly and unpleasant to touch. Have you wondered, why your girl's hands are so soft to touch? Hand lotion is crucial in keeping the softness intact since the skin on your hands is devoid from the production of sebum oil (a natural skin moisturizer). This is where a hand lotion comes into the picture.
  17. Indian men face a lot of issues with their hair, because of the climactic inconsistency and pollution all around. However, more often than not, they don't pay heed to the urgency of the situation before it's too late, and as a result, end up with severe issues such as chronic hair fall, dandruff, itchy scalp, weak hair strands etc. There, however, exists an easy way out that can take care of your hair and scalp health, without much effort. The magic ingredient? Coconut oil. © Getty Images Coconut oil is a super underrated product that can transform your hair and scalp magically. Remember the good old champi from your childhood that your mother always insisted on doing every Sunday? There are several reasons behind it, and here are 5 of them. 1. Coconut oil is packed with Vitamins and micro-nutrients that can do wonders for your hair. You know how a good diet full of nutritious food items is good for your body? It works the same way with coconut oil for your hair. It is the best 'hair food'. © Getty Images 2. Coconut oil helps your hair to grow faster and thicker. The essential fatty acids and vitamins found in coconut oil help to remove sebum around hair roots, and subsequently help in faster, healthy hair growth. © Getty Images 3. Coconut oil can heal your scalp when you are suffering from dandruff. Apply warm coconut oil slowly on your scalp using your fingertips, and leave it on overnight. You should ideally wrap your head with a towel, or an old T-shirt. In the morning, wash it off with some Epsom salt solution to get rid of the excess skin bits. © Getty Images 4. Coconut oil, perhaps, is the best natural conditioner. If you want to 'deep condition' your hair, oil your hair with coconut oil, leave it on overnight, and wash it off with a mild shampoo the next day. © Getty Images 5. A head massage with coconut oil every week increases blood circulation and gets rid of headaches because of stress. Try it, and you will see the difference soon.
  18. If mothers are an epitome of love, warmth, and affection; fathers are sometimes the exact opposite! They might troll you in front of your friends, but will also turn into your biggest cheerleaders and at times, go simply overboard with excitement. From cheering at the top of their voice to moving mountains (if needed) if they try to block their way while making a video, fathers are the best people you need in your life and watching them do their 'dad thing' is priceless. And Amitabh Bachchan, too, did the most dad thing ever when his daughter Shweta Bachchan walked the ramp at a recent fashion show. View this post on Instagram To the best .. always .. tonight elegance grace and dignity ðð A post shared by Amitabh Bachchan (@amitabhbachchan) on Mar 24, 2019 at 1:09pm PDT Shweta Bachchan, who recently launched her own brand, was walking the ramp with Karan Johar for Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Big B was attending the show with Jaya Bachchan and the moment Shweta came on the ramp, he took out his phone to record it. Honestly, he reminded us of our parents at our Annual Day celebrations in school, back in the day when the Kodak reel cameras were a thing. But, that's not even the best thing about the video. The best moment was when he apparently whistled at the videographer, to ask him to move as he was blocking his view and once he shifted he continued making the video (zooming in and zooming out in between). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Mar 24, 2019 at 11:31pm PDT After watching this video, our dads be like "Yeah bro! Been there, done that." On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan whose latest flick 'Badla' was a super hit at the box-office, is now gearing up for his next movie 'Brahmastra' that also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
  19. Spritzing perfume might seem easy. You just have to pump the bottle twice, right? Well, sorry to disappoint you, but no. You must have wondered why the fume doesn't last long and you need to wear it again and again throughout the day to smell fresh. But, what if you don't have the time? Here's what you should keep in mind while spraying perfume on to ensure it stays on for a long time: 1. Rubbing Kills The Fume © purplle That faulty application habit—pumping scent on the wrists and then pressing them together and against your neck is what creates friction that heats up the skin, which produces natural enzymes that switch the course of the scent. This affects the notes that quickly die down, far from making them distinctive. Do it right: Spritz on your wrists, wait for the liquid to sink in and don't rub your wrists against anything after. 2. Keep It In A Storage Box At Room Temperature For storing your fume, you need to factor in the detail that liquid fragrances are extremely fragile to environmental changes. Perfumes get ruined in cold to hot temperatures that make them age faster. 3. Buy Them In Small Bottles © Getty Images Perfumes should be consumed quickly. Storing a half-used bottle unused perfume on your shelf allows oxygen to break down the scent's molecules, altering its composition. 4. Lathering With A Moisturizer Helps A few hacks can carry a scent a long way. Fragrances don't last long on dry skin. You could accompany body lotion with your fragrance. The fact of the matter is that where you wear the perfume also matters. Here are the best perfumes in that market that you should know about: 1. Bleu De Chanel © purplle With citrus and woody notes, this fragrance is deep, fresh, intense, and vibrant at the same time. 2. Prada L'Homme © purplle Debuted in 2016, it's dominantly floral with prominent hints of wood, amber, and spice notes to round things up. 3. Dior Sauvage © purplle With contrasting notes of bergamot and pepper, followed by floral, amber, vanilla, and cedar for a strong but well-rounded finish. It's one of the long lasting fumes 4.Ralph Lauren Polo © purplle A heavy scent: tobacco, pine, oakmoss, and patchouli make it a Winter staple and a fume that you could rely on. 5. Calvin Klein Obsession © purplle Packed in a sensual bottle, the perfume has notes of cinnamon, amber, sandalwood, myrrh, musk, and vanilla. Obsession leaves a lasting impression. 6. Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme © purplle With notes of yuzu fruit, lemon, blue lotus, and vetiver, it's like an uplifting traditional Japanese tea for a warm experience. 7. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male © Getty Images The soft tones of mint, lavender, and orange blossom, juxtaposed against vanilla, cinnamon, and amber. 8. Hermès Terre d'Hermès © purplle Terre D'Hermès has notes of orange, pepper, cedar, grapefruit, and vetiver. More importantly, Terre d'Hermès is the base for spinoff scent: Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vetiver.
  20. From Hollywood celebrities like Hugh Jackman, James Cameron, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio to his friends in Bollywood and the common people; everyone loves Shah Rukh Khan. So does William Sami Étienne Grigahcine. William was recently in India and turned out to be the luckiest fanboy, who got a chance to meet and click pictures with SRK. FYI, in case you're confused about who is William and why are we telling you about him, William is also known as DJ Snake. Yes, the *Taki Taki Taki Taki Rumba* guy. View this post on Instagram Happy Holi ð®ð³ A post shared by djsnake (@djsnake) on Mar 21, 2019 at 3:51am PDT DJ Snake, a French DJ and record producer from Paris, was in India around the time of Holi and had some kickass time travelling around the country and celebrating the festival of colours. He even posed with Shah Rukh Khan with folded hands (doing Namastey) and called him 'Legend' in his caption. Well, we guess SRK's fans can't agree more. Legend. pic.twitter.com/LyHbRaBaQ8 — DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) March 22, 2019 People have gone crazy ever since the picture was shared on social media, and we can clearly understand why. French legend with Indian legend King Khan — TEAM DJ SNAKE (@DjSnakeIndia11) March 22, 2019 NUMBER ONE LEGEND — ð¹ ••âªâ¡ kà¸tà¸riàºà¸ ••âªâ¡ ð¹ (@SRK_katarina) March 22, 2019 This made mY DaYððð pic.twitter.com/AC1s5aLTgN — ÑÑεнαη ÒσÑ ÐºÐºÑð (@_Awara_SRKian_) March 22, 2019 2 legend in single fream ð♥ — GANPATð©ð© (@Maliganpat6) March 22, 2019 After all, there's a reason why people call Shah Rukh Khan as 'King Khan', 'Baadshah of Bollywood' or 'King of Romance'. It's his infectious charm, humour and wit that makes him sit on the throne i.e. the hearts of his millions of fans. Recently, SRK teamed up with Marshmello for his song 'BIBA'. Now, we can't wait for SRK and DJ Snake to come together for a kickass video.
  21. When trying to come up with a shaving routine that works, different men have differing points of view on how to go about it. Some minimalists view just a razor and a source of lather as the complete package. Others are swayed by the latest advertisements and flood their bathrooms with an extensive range of shaving supplies. Unfortunately, whether it's due to lack of proper care or sheer overkill, the result of both these strategies often seems to be an unsatisfactory shave (usually coupled with some sort of annoying skin irritation or rash!) Even though men might disagree on what their ideal shaving kit should contain, there are a few essentials that should be present in any case. All of these items work together cohesively to give you the smoothest and closest shave possible. Even though you can add a product here and there based on personal preference, there's absolutely no room to compromise on these five essentials. So, to make the task of building your own shaving kit much easier, we've put together the following list of items you absolutely need to include in your shopping list. ITEM 1: Razor © Wikimedia Commons It's arguably the most indispensable item in your shaving kit, which is why selecting the best razor for your shaving needs is such an important decision. If you're just starting out with shaving, a cartridge razor would be the best option for you. It's much easier to shave with, and requires a lower initial investment. In contrast, double edge safety razors aren't just pricier, but shaving with them takes more time to master as well. However, the average monthly cost of a safety razor is much lower than cartridge razors thanks to the disposable blades that they come equipped with. Some kits are even designed for straight razors, which might be the instrument of choice for the more experienced shaver. Whatever your choice of blade may be, your shaving kit is incomplete without one. ITEM 2: Lathering Agent © Flickr Once you've picked out your razor, the next step is to find a suitable lathering agent. There are a lot of options in this department as well, ranging from shaving creams and gels, to shaving foams and shaving soaps. A quality lathering agent not only makes for a smooth and comfortable shaving experience, it also provides nourishment to your skin and leaves it refreshed and hydrated after every shave. Sub-standard products cause dry skin, leading to other forms of skin irritation including those annoying rashes, nicks and cuts. A quality shaving cream or gel will help build up a rich and luxuriant lather that is ideal for a long, indulgent shave. If you have a day off and want to devote some time to personal grooming, this is the option to go for. In contrast, the best shaving foams provide a light, airy lather with just a couple of sprays. If you're a man who's constantly on the move, this is what you need to achieve a classy clean-shaven look that's also incredibly low on maintenance. ITEM 3: Shaving Brush © Wikimedia Commons Once you've navigated through the different types of razors and lathering agents out there, the next step is to find the right shaving brush. They build up additional cushioning on your face when using a shaving cream, allowing for a much more comfortable shave. They also help your facial hair stand up on end, making it much easier for the razor to slice through it and provide a closer shave. Natural hair shaving brushes, such as badger, boar, and horse hair, are available at varying price points depending upon how they feel on your face and their lathering capability. As an animal-friendly alternative, you can even opt for synthetic shaving brushes which are soft on your skin while offering great water retention. ITEM 4: Pre-Shave Oil © Flickr If your sensitive skin is regularly left red and raw every time you shave, then the right pre-shave oil or lotion can be a gamechanger for you. These prepare your skin by opening up the pores on your face, helping flush out oil, grime and bacteria that act as blockages. They also help soften the otherwise bristly and wiry facial hair, helping the razor glide effortlessly over the contours of your face and offering a much more pleasant shave every time. This minimises the risk of post-shave skin irritation, rashes and cuts, improving your overall skin health and enhancing your appearance. ITEM 5: Aftershave Lotion/Balm © Pixabay Another essential item in all the best shaving kits is a quality post-shave product that ensures your skin is taken care of. We've all grown up seeing our fathers finish off their shaves with a quick splash of aftershave lotion, and sneakily applied a bit ourselves to savour its subtle sting and heady scent. However, almost all of these lotions contain some form of alcohol, which is a great antiseptic but also dries your skin out. If you're not keen on experiencing that all-too-familiar sting after every shave, a quality alcohol-free aftershave balm keeps your pores clean while also ensuring that your skin stays moisturised and healthy. Bonus Add-Ons: © Shutterstock 1) Shaving Stand The perfect add-on to your shaving kit, a shaving stand is not only practical, but also aesthetically pleasing. Even though it doesn't contribute to your shaving routine, it adds an element of class and elegance as you display your shaving supplies in your bathroom. It's also a great way to dry out your razor and brush, protecting them from oxidation and bacteria. 2) Replacement Blades Picking out the best safety razor or the perfect cartridge razor is pointless if you don't have replacement blades to turn to once these lose their edge. There are a number of quality blades that fit safety razors which you can stock up on without fear of rust. Similarly, having a couple of replacements for your cartridge razor handy will help you keep up with your shaving regime at all times. 3) Shaving Bowl Although these aren't very high on the priority list, a dedicated shaving bowl helps whip up a nice foamy lather, acts as a resting place for your brush, and lends a professional touch to your shaving kit. 4) Travel Bag If your work requires you to keep traveling from place to place while also maintaining a clean-shaven visage, then you need to invest in a sturdy case which can fit all your shaving gear. When choosing from the best travel kits for men who are constantly on the go, there's a wide variety of great options that will keep you from falling behind on your shaving routine even when you're on the move. 5) Electric Trimmer/Scissors Just because you're not completely clean shaven doesn't mean you don't need to maintain a shaving kit! Even the most hirsute of men need shaving supplies and regular maintenance to keep their facial hair well-groomed. Whether it's keeping a bushy beard in check or trimming around the lines of a trim moustache, a pair of scissors or an electric trimmer helps you maintain that rugged look by allowing you to groom your hair with extreme precision.
  22. This article is in memory of Late Major Dhruv Yadav and every father who has lost his brave son to Mother India. © Namrata Yadav In the dark recesses of the night, I look at my son who wriggles in his sleep - partially hungry, partially in discomfort as he has started teething and wonder what it is like to lose a child. I knew the pain of having lost someone but the pain of losing a child is perhaps unimaginable. It is nature's way and God's plan to take away people to make space for a new life on earth; a loss of life only makes way for new life and that is the absolute cycle of life. But knowing that and acknowledging God's plan I still wonder how you say goodbye to your own child. I look at my son only to realize, my precious gain could be someone's devastating loss. Thus, in a way, as life continues, I often wonder of nature's harshness and kindness in the same stroke. Loss can never be compared, but I have often wondered does the honourable death of a young soldier make the pain any less for a uniformed father, after all, wasn't it nature's plan for a son to immerse the ashes of his father and not the other way round? Does watching his body wrapped in the tricolour, while listening to a thousand boots march to show respect to this brave son of India, make the pain any less for an absolutely heartbroken mother? © Reuters Is the sound of the bugles intended to be the last lullaby this brave son hears, as his parents lay him to rest? Amid all this pride and honour that this brave son of India bestows on his parents, there is immense pain. I once saw an old soldier march behind the casket of his young brave son of India and as he lit his pyre - bugles were sounded, a gun salute given to this fallen comrade, the father transformed into a true soldier and saluted his young soldier goodbye. At that moment, it was not a father saying goodbye to his son, it was the soldier within the father saying goodbye to a young fallen comrade, who happened to be his blood. In death and loss, he was no longer his, he was yet again his country's first – the loss compounded once again. This memory was only to be etched deeper within me, when a few days later on this very father's birthday, he immersed his son's ashes on the banks of the river Ganga. In that final goodbye, before Ma Ganga took this young boy away on his final journey having defied the circle of life as nature intended, the flowers among his ashes touched his father's feet as if to take his blessings one last time, draw strength from his father as he took those very last steps and made his final journey into the afterlife. At that moment, I saw what nature intended - a relationship in its purest form of a 'father and son'. I sit at the edge of my son's cot looking at him, imagining the joy I may feel when he takes his first steps, only to think of this father who helped his son take his last... Author Bio: Namrata Yadav graduated with a joint Masters degree in Law and Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK and currently works as a freelance consultant in New Delhi. She is the sister of Late Major Dhruv Yadav's who was killed in the line of duty in September 2015.
  23. Former adult star Mia Khalifa broke a million hearts over the weekend when she announced her engagement to her long time boyfriend Robert Sandberg. View this post on Instagram Vi är förlovade!!!! ðð¤µð¼ð°ð½♥ï¸ #StockholmSyndrome #Trapped A post shared by Mia K. (@miakhalifa) on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:19pm PDT The Swedish chef hid her ring in a bowl of dried ingredients and when Mia started eating them, he had to stop her from almost finding the ring and proposed to her. View this post on Instagram Thank you a million times over for the entire team at @smythchicago for helping @robertsandberg propose ð­♥ï¸ this trip and dinner was supposed to celebrate him getting his visa! Robert has planted the seed so deep in my mind for so long that he hates restaurant proposals so I never, EVER, saw this coming. I love y'all so much! Thank you! @smythchicago @chefjohnshields @officialchrisgerber @richieribando @povdejackee #StockholmSyndrome A post shared by Mia K. (@miakhalifa) on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:04am PDT Mia got divorced in 2011 and has been dating Robert for around three years after they reportedly met at a restaurant. Robert has always been fascinated with cooking ever since he was a kid and he knew he wanted to be a chef.. View this post on Instagram My first attempt of blindfolded chopping and the first sign of me in a kitchen. I don't remember anything of it except that I cried so much from the onions and that the knife was so blunt that I could probably use a pair of skates for a better result. And I actually invented Saltbae of my generation. 22 years and a lot of tattoos later I'm healthy, im happy, I'm curious, I have perfect friends, I have a perfect healthy family, and I have the love of my life @miakhalifa â¤ï¸ And im doing exactly what I love to do everyday. Cooking, cleaning, eating and hopefully inspiring.ð #swag A post shared by Robert Sandberg (@robertsandberg) on Jan 14, 2019 at 11:39am PST Robert Sandberg is currently based in Los Angeles but he was previously working as a sous chef at Kong Hans Kaelder in Copenhagen. View this post on Instagram Photoshoot with @kentaur.dk today. For sure my type of jackets. #copenhagen A post shared by Robert Sandberg (@robertsandberg) on Sep 3, 2018 at 4:55am PDT Robert and Mia even have a YouTube channel together where they record their daily life in fun videos and travel experiences as well. The wedding date has not been announced yet but anyway, pretty sure most men are already heartbroken across the globe.
  24. If you're already sealing your future right now, I am sure you've decided what you really want. It's rather simple to foresee something but a tad difficult to live by the facts of it. What I mean is, if you're building your future, you obviously want financial security, a family, a good house and everything else that adult life needs for you to sustain and be happy all at once. But apart from all that, there are a few things that need vital attention more than anything else. There are certain parameters you should cross while deciding a future and it's okay to delve into them from time to time. © Twitter If having kids is on your agenda, then you already know how many you'd like to have and what kind of value system you'd instil within them. But the most crucial thing to think about is what kind of a father will you be. Being a father is the most important role you can ever don and if you're certain of being a father and raising good kids, then you have to be sure about the qualities you possess to make you someone your kids look up to. Here are 3 main qualities every man should have to be a good father: (1) He Is Protective While the sense of protection for the next of kin is innate, it's a quality not all men possess. Being protective is, of course, inherited with the association you have with people. Most men are very protective of their friends, especially women friends. Not because they like them but because they treat them as someone they need to protect. It's not just women but he takes care of everyone he is close to and that is one quality that transcends and reflects in his association with his kids. He will always set boundaries for them and protect them from anything and everything. © Pintrest (2) He Is Trustworthy That may sound ambiguous but most men, you can trust with your eyes closed, make for good fathers. That's because he will never turn his back on anyone, especially family, when in time of need. If you're the kind of guy who has stuck through the toughest times and been there for your friends and family, then be assured you'll do the same with your future family too. © Pintrest (3) He Is Patient & Encouraging If you've always been a source of encouragement for your friends and family, at any given point in time, you're definitely going to do the same for your kids too. Be it a football match or a test of some form, you'll always be there encouraging them and that's what children need the most. Apart from encouragement, children also need a lot of patience. There are very few men who're good listeners and are patient at the same time. If you spend time listening to someone's problems and give them advice patiently, you're already on your way to becoming a good dad. © Pintrest Apart from these three qualities, of course, men have to be sensitive enough to perceive a child's mind and also take steps to become an affluent teacher in their lives. So, if you're looking to become a good father, start fostering these qualities and try them out on your friends and family, because only if you have them now, you'll be able to impart them to your children in the future.
  25. Arjun Kapoor has been best friends with Ranveer Singh for the longest time. Only recently, however, he's given in to his creative side and served us with interesting fashion lewks one after the other. There are certain favourites too that have emerged out of Arjun Kapoor's new relationship with fashion. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Firstly, the moustache. The heavy duty bush has stuck around for quite sometime now and is definitely here to stay from the looks of it. His hat is another constant in his life; just like water and food, Mr. Kapoor cannot survive without his hat it seems. © Viral Bhayani But here's the interesting bit, the unconventional combinations has got us hooked. Only recently, Mr. Kapoor was spotted wearing a Dean Dan shirt. Take a look: And if you can't read the message clearly, here's what it says: © Viral Bhayani And very rightly so, dads wouldn't want their kids to become the kids that they warn their kids about. However, as dysfunctional as the reality maybe, the Tee definitely has a charm to it.
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