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  1. Remember the time when aftershaves weren't popular yet, and your barber used to rub your face with a block of 'Fitkari' post a shave? Well, if you're too young and from a metro city, you'd probably not even know what 'Fitkari' or Alum is, and for good reason. Fitkari or Alum (also called potassium alum, potash alum, or potassium aluminium sulfate) is a colourless astringent compound which is a hydrated double sulphate of aluminium and potassium, used in solution in dyeing and tanning. It is easily available in the market, and here are 5 reasons why every man should keep some of it handy in his bathroom cabinet. 1. As An Aftershave Alum can be used after a shave instead of an aftershave lotion. It stops bleeding from minor cuts, and is a great skin healer. © Getty Images 2. As A Natural Toner And Skin Tightener Alum is an amazing toner, and also tightens the skin, giving it a natural glow. Especially for older people who suffer from sensitive skin, this can be a great alternative to regular products. © Instagram/Tigerjackieshroff 3. As A Cure For Mouth Ulcers Alum can be used to cure mouth ulcers and canker sores. All one needs to do is put some alum powder on top of the ulcer/sore, leave it on for about 30-40 seconds, and then wash it off. 4. For Bad Breath Add a pinch of alum powder along with a pinch of rock salt to a glass of warm water and use it as a mouthwash. It acts as a great natural alternative to a mouthwash. © Getty Images 5. To Get Rid Of Dark Circles A little bit of alum powder mixed with water, when applied on dark circles, will help you get rid of them. One product, so many benefits! The more you know, they said.
  2. The early hours of 21st February had sports fans on the edge of their seats. While everyone was waiting for the pulsating clash between Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the UEFA Champions League clash, actual carnage was happening somewhere else. The first One-Day International (ODI) between West Indies and England in Barbados was witnessing the return of Chris Gayle. And, there was no shortage of entertainment. After making his intentions pretty clear in the pre-match interview, the 'Universe Boss' stayed true to his word as he bludgeoned the England bowling attack to all parts of the ground. The Jamaican marauder slammed a blistering 135 which included three fours and 12 sixes. Owing to his ability to clear the ropes, Gayle also surpassed Shahid Afridi to record most number of sixes in international cricket. © AP The left-hander's breathtaking knock powered the hosts to a formidable total of 360 runs. But, if Gayle stole the limelight early on, the pivotal hundreds by Jason Roy (123) and Joe Root (102) ensured England - on the back of a six-wicket win - etched their name in the history books with the highest successful run-chase in ODI cricket. While the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown witnessed multiple individual brilliances that had cricket fans in awe, but there was one unlikely candidate whose particular shot became the talking point on social media. With the Windies already amassing 345 runs with one over to go, the instructions for the batsmen - Ashley Nurse and Devendra Bishoo - in the middle were quite predictable - score as many runs as possible. But, while everyone would've expected Nurse to play the big shots and improve their already-intimidating total, Bishoo surprised everyone with a gem of a shot. Did that really just happen a NUMBER 10 Bishoo batsmen just switch hit Adil Rashid for 6! How cricket has changed!?!? ð #WIvENG pic.twitter.com/7aOG9nkckN — James (@Surreycricfan) February 20, 2019 After taking a couple of singles on the first two deliveries of the final over, the West Indies spinner produced a spectacular 'switch hit' off Adil Rashid. Flaying his premeditated shot, Bishoo smashed the England spinner from outside the off-stump to send the ball sailing over deep point for a big six. Such was the timing of his shot that the normal-looking stroke resulted in the maximum. Bishoo's unbelievable hit helped the Windies to equal the record for the most number of sixes in an ODI innings and, later, took social media by storm. Bowlers after seeing this. pic.twitter.com/3vzR4KY1QJ — Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 20, 2019 Clever batting though knew rashid would bowl googly so hitting with the turn , into to the wind and targeting smaller part of the ground. — Ash (@Ayadav1808) February 20, 2019 Unbelievable — Super Joshi (@1SuperJoshi) February 20, 2019 can someone please explain Carlos Brathwaite what Carlos Brathwaite is supposed to do in international cricket? How on earth did Devendra Bishoo of all people score more runs than this guy? Secondly, how's he selected when he goes for 8 an over, as per current rate?#WIvENG — caught@point (@caughtatpoint17) February 20, 2019
  3. Just like your girlfriend's night skincare routine or the makeup kit that she carries around, you too need a grooming kit in place. Why do you ask? If you do not take care of your skin and your hair or your beard, you'll definitely be adding years to your face. Also if you're out in the dating game, not taking care of yourself is not attractive at all. So, here are 4 super essential grooming products (apart from the basic face wash and moisturizer) that you should add to your grooming kit: 1. An Essential Oil © Getty Images An essential oil, be it tea tree or lavender, or even any other natural ingredient that you like, can help you in countless ways. Firstly, they help tackle dryness, they also help to get you to sleep at night in case you have trouble doing so. They also reduce puffiness and signs of ageing. 2. An Under Eye Cream © Amazon An under-eye cream is a boon for racoon eyes and post-hangover cleanup. If you are awake from partying all night, use this so that your boss does not find out. In fact, they are a more permanent solution to dark eye circles. 3. A Face Mist © Amazon Another hangover remedy, a face mist helps freshen up your face and tackles all the dryness and tiredness from the night before. Just steal one from your girlfriend's kit and you'll never want to return it. 4. A Roll-On Deo © Getty Images In case you have a long day ahead of you, you need a roll-on to quickly stroke your pits with for a refreshing fragrance that doesn't turn off women.
  4. The rage is real. Memories of all those CRPF jawans being mercilessly martyred at the hands of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists continue to haunt us. Whether it's the loud chants of “Vande Mataram” during the candle march at India Gate in unison or the emotional speeches given by the fellow soldiers, the flare against those who want to harm our motherland is burning bright in every Indian. While the common citizens are trying their best to show their protest, there is one man in particular who is waging a war of his own against terror and those perpetrators who want to see the world burn. That man being Gautam Gambhir. Although he has parted ways with the Indian cricket team, the former Indian opener continues to serve his country even now. After the infamous terror attack at the hands of a Jaish influenced suicide bomber caused more than 40 CRPF soldiers their lives, Gambhir was one of the first few to condemn it. He was also one of the first to suggest that the only way to sort the issue out for good is to settle it on the “battle ground”. “Yes, let's talk with the separatists. Yes, let's talk with Pakistan. But this time conversation can't be on the table, it has to be in a battle ground. Enough is enough. 18 CRPF personnel killed in IED blast on Srinagar-Jammu highway,” the cricketer had tweeted on the day of the attack. Having admitted time and again that his first love was the Indian Army and not cricket, Gambhir also runs a foundation that works in favour of the children of the martyred soldiers of the nation. “We are sponsoring 50 children right now, we are going to increase the number to 100,” he said at the launch of Radhika Kawlra Singh's book 'It's Easy To Be You'. “It was pure destiny and had I not played Ranji Trophy in 12th (standard), I would have definitely gone into the NDA because that was my first love and it still remains my first love. In fact, my only regret in life is that I couldn't join the army,” Gambhir had said. Indian Army नॠयह à¤à¤à¤ भॠशà¥à¤°à¥ नहà¥à¤ à¤à¤°à¥ but they will bloody well finish it and I am with them emotion-to-emotion, shoulder-to-shoulder. — Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 17, 2019 The patriot in Gautam Gambhir has enabled him to serve his country to the best of his abilities. So what if he is not a soldier, his was against terror is equally important and must be supported under any circumstances.
  5. While it's safe to say that an average man is most likely to sport a printed shirt just on a tropical getaway, a recent trend boost may make you think twice. Over the last couple of years, prints on men have been making their way to the mainstream fashion world. Ranveer Singh may be the king of prints, but that doesn't mean prints have to be as maximal as he is. As more and more men embrace this trend, there is a whole world of possibilities emerging with this look. Prints can add a whole new level of edge and make your basic outfit exciting. Here's a definitive guide on what pants to wear with all kinds of printed shirts: 1. Minimal Print © instagram @vickykaushal09 Not all prints have to draw attention, you can go classic with paisley, gingham or polka dots. A printed shirt can even elevate a basic jeans and sneakers look, if styled well. If you're opting for print for the first time, go easy on the colour scheme. © instagram @ishabhansali Keeping it monotone and building your outfit around one colour is advisable. Keep the accessories and layers basic with either black or brown when it comes to formal wear. For casual, a basic white or black jacket and white sneakers should do your outfit justice in the most minimal way possible. 2. Hawaiian Print © instagram @diljitdosanjh Just because Hawaiian shirts are associated with being on a holiday doesn't mean these babies can't be rocked all-year round. As prints go for a modern upgrade, so do the age-old classics. Major fashion houses took a spin on Hawaiian shirts in grown-up colour schemes of black, forest green, and sand offset by pops of colour making it super trendy. © instagram @naheedee Choose a Hawaiian shirt in a slim cut, contrary to the older boxier version for a more structured fit. Pair your shirt with chinos and oxford boots for a spin on casual Friday or well-fitted jeans and sneakers for a relaxed fit. Evoke holiday vibes all through the year! 3. Floral Print © instagram @vickykaushal09 Not everyone dares to pull off this supposedly 'feminine' print, but it's 2019 and we need to get over these outdated gender norms for good. One can rock a floral printed shirt with a pair of rugged denims or shorts and sneakers for a casual brunch look or pair it with a solid coloured suit for understated elegance. © grazia If you can't find any other way to pair your floral shirt, black jeans will be your saviour. It's also important to pair the textures right in terms of look and feel. For example, a shiny or leather bottom won't flatter a cotton dress shirt. Go for a smaller print size or minimal colour scheme if you are a little hesitant to wear bright florals. Your style will blossom, anyway! 4. Animal Print © viral bhayani When we say animal print, Ranveer Singh's all leopard print suit comes to mind, doesn't it? As daring as it was, pulling off animal print doesn't have to be a very difficult task. Considering that these animal prints are super bold, it's best to keep the rest of your outfit understated. Sticking to basic silhouettes and pieces like chinos, classic denims and blazers are key to make your shirt the centre of attention. © instagram @ishabhansali For an understated yet classy way to pull off animal print, opt for monotone prints like zebra and pair with bold solid coloured separates. This contrast will definitely act as a welcome change from your usual take on animal print, which mostly involves warmer tones. Now go out there and rock prints like a pro!
  6. In 2019, you should focus on being the best version of yourself. This means aggressively chasing your goals, asking out that crush of yours and most importantly, taking care of yourself. Here's the thing, looking good directly factors in feeling good. This means you should put significant effort into taking care of yourself. This will also help you stand out in a group of people who don't care for themselves. 1. Not Dismissing Manicure & Pedicure Sessions Traditionally, seen as something that only women care for. However, if you have nails that often end up looking like this. © Instagram They will not only drive away your crush but also come off as dirty to your fellow colleagues and boss, and the worst case scenario is that no one will be willing to share food with you during lunch. Now, before that happens, go for a manicure/pedicure session. You'll be surprised to discover the wonderful packages that exist out there. Some of them include massages and a completely calming session. You could even turn this into a date. © Instagram 2. Making The Concealer A Part Of Your Everyday Routine © Instagram The concealer is not a gendered product. Repeat this after me. A concealer is a blessing. We're talking about the racoon eyes that you get from partying all night, acne scars, huge pimples and the hickeys that you don't want to show to anyone else. It conceals everything with one stroke. You can easily steal it from your girlfriend's beauty kit or just simply ask her for it. Additionally, here's a list of other super helpful products you could steal from your girlfriend. © Instagram 3. Investing In A Skincare Routine © Instagram Try to consciously try to look after your skin. Now lathering a skin cream every now and then is not taking care of your skin. You need a regular and fixed routine in place with products curated that suit your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, choose moisturizing cleansers and creams or if you have acne-prone skin go for anti-acne products. Also, you could make the whole routine fun with face sheet masks and that is literally no effort at all. © Instagram Even celebrities like Ansel Elgort vouch by fun face masks. For a good skin care routine, you ideally need a cleanser, a good moisturizer, essential oil and a weekly face mask and a scrub. 4. Always Carry A Pocket Mouth Wash Or Mints © Instagram Bad breath is imminent if you don't take care of your oral hygiene. Bad breath can be a big turn off at a date or off-putting at an office meeting. It's best to always have mints or a pocket mouth face wash handy. 5. Make Sure To Use A Roll-On After Shower © Instagram While taking regular showers is a good thing, it's also important to supplement it with a roll-on to make sure you don't have a case of body odour throughout the day.
  7. Denim: every man's go-to piece of clothing which sticks with them season after season. We rely on our trusted denims far too much, thinking we can never go wrong with styling them. Even the most versatile piece of clothing can go wrong if you don't match the shades right. As denims come in various colors and washes, it is essential to know what textures and shades to sport with every kind. Fret not, for we have put together guidelines on what to wear with the 4 most common shades of jeans available. Take a look and thank us later. 1. Light Wash Jeans © vickykaushal09 Perfect for a day look, light washed denims are definitely a gamble when it comes to matching them right. For an appealing everyday look, go with a basic crew neck tee shirt or a hoodie with white sneakers. Since 90s trends are back, light washed denims are having a moment in the sun. Pair them with contrast coloured uppers such as green, pastels, navy or black. Frayed hem and ripped detailing look super stylish with light washed denims as well. 2. Dark Wash Jeans © ishabhansali For those wondering, this category is only for indigo and charcoal shade of dark denims. Any dark denim which is not black falls under this section. Mostly available in skinny fit and stiffer fabric due to it's nature, dark washed denims are most versatile than other shades in terms of wearability. Go for a blazer or a polo neck tee on top for a business-casual look or pair them up with a checkered shirt. Don't opt anything too form-fitting either. Dark denim is ideal for the much-hyped 'denim on denim' look for which you can opt for a lighter shade of denim on top. Pair these babies up with primary colors, neutrals and prints. 3. White Jeans © theanisha As much as it is really calculated, keeping white jeans clean can be an intimidating task. We can't stop the chutney bowl from spilling for you, but we can sure tell you how to rock white denims. First things first, you should go for an almost white denim, like a cream or stone washed shade instead of pure white as they are fairly easier to maintain laundry wise. White denims act as a great canvas for other colors, textures and even prints. Shades like khakhi, tan, sand and black go really well with the contrast that white bottoms add to the look. 4. Black Jeans © ishabhansali As far as denims go, dark shades go a long way. There's nothing like a black denim to add texture and edge to any casual look. As black is perceived as a going-out shade, black denims switch between casual and party-wear easily. An all-black look is an age old method of pulling this shade off. If you have a particularly fluorescent or primary hued shirt or sweatshirt, team it up with black denims for a fail-safe look. If you're looking to pull off a printed blazer, textured bomber or an tuxedo jacket for a party or business casual look, black denims are your best friend. Pair them up with shades like camel, grey, pastels, primary colors or white for a sure-shot way of looking super fly. Now that you have yourself a fail-safe guide to matching denims, you may thank us.
  8. Who doesn't like to have a nice meal with great ambiance at the next new restaurant that's opened around the corner? We all do, isn't it?. We want to explore the latest, the most delicious food options available around us. And we want to do it all without having to shell out the big bucks. We are the generation that wants MORE and luckily for us, the guys at Dineout are all celebrating the millennial way of life with their #MonthOfMore. This month, you can explore the best of restaurants, eat lavish meals and go club-hoping, all at a flat 50% off thanks to Dineout's Great Indian Restaurant Festival 2019. During this #MonthOfMore, you'll not only get a discount on your food bill but also your drinks, buffet meals and more at over 6000+ restaurants in 11 cities across India. Overall, there are many explosive deals that you can Book Now on the Dineout app. These include: 50% Off Total Bill With this one, you've hit the jackpot. You don't need to focus on regular 1+1 offers and other limited deals. With Dineout's GIRF'19, you will get a flat 50% off on your total bill which includes food as well as drinks. The best part is you have an exciting list of restaurants to choose from like Warehouse Café, Tamasha, Lord of the Drinks and more! 50% Off Food Staying off drinks? Don't worry, make the most of the food offers and ask the chef to bring out the most expensive dish on the menu. And while you are at it, forget one cuisine and explore a plethora of different palates. You can explore a mix of restaurants like Mainland China, Punjab Grill, Chili's American Diner and more. Pexels 50% Off Buffet Now, this is what I call food heaven. Buffet meals are the best! The spread of appetizers, main course and desserts will just make your mouth water thinking about it. And because it's the #MonthOfMore, we get to enjoy this exquisite goodness at a flat 50% off. You can choose restaurants like Little Italy, Aloft, Lemon Tree Hotels, LaLit Hotel and more. 50% Off Alcohol Grab your friends and head out pub-hopping now! Because this offer is only going to last this month! All you need to do is get your gang together, set a time and place and make it a night to remember with the flat 50% off your alcohol bill. You can hop to places like Big Brewski Brewing Company, Hoppipola, Social, TGI Fridays, Smoke House Deli and more. Pexels And More Explosive Deals If you are big on fast foods, set meals and combos we suggest you grab this offer fast because this is a big one! You can get up to 70% off on GIRF at participating outlets like McDonalds, Chaayos, Pizza Hut, Wow Momos and more without even making a reservation. Also, you can get an additional 50% cashback on your booking fee by using a HDFC Bank debit and credit cards. My month of indulgence is here and I'm already booking my deals on Dineout before it's too late, what about you?
  9. With winter season all set to decamp (not for the GOT buffs though), it's about time that you shove those woolen blankets and garms into those packed-to-the-T bed boxes, and dig out your airy cotton articles. Whether you are a summer baby or not, the scorching heat is certain to make your hackles rise, at least once during the boiling months, and the situation gets even more exasperating when you are not equipped with the right kind of clothing. Given that, while there's no denying the fact that cotton makes for the most skin-friendly fabric during summers, one which allows your skin to breathe and stay at ease, it is also almost cardinal that you understand the distinction between the various types of cotton that are there in the market. While discerning the difference between the diverse varieties of cotton may be a potato-patato thing for the majority of men, it is essential that you have hold of it, so you do not end up draining your money down the sewer investing on the wrong type of fabric. So, to help you sail through, we give you a hang of the best type of cotton that is there, so you can have a hassle-free summer season! 1. Supima Cotton © March Tee The Tom Hanks of the textile industry, Supima or Pima cotton is inarguably one of the finest members of the cotton family, which has recently entered the scene to change your dressing game for the best. The top-notch quality of this fabric is owed to its extra long staple fibre, which ensures a softer and stronger finish, such which any man (rather, any mortal!) would love to own. The fabric crafted from Supima cotton is obscenely smooth on the skin and makes for a godsend when the fiery summers are upon us. So, whether you are scouring around to find the best t shirts for men, or any other piece of garm, it is imperative that you make sure that it features a Supima cotton make. 2. Egyption Cotton © Pixabay Another member from the extra-long staple fibre family, Egyptian cotton is well-known across the globe for its superior quality. The A-grade strength of the fibre makes this cotton more resistant to stress, which WE definitely are not (when's the weekend?). A little birdie told us that this type of cotton in particular is invariably handpicked, something which guarantees purity and also prevents the fibre from undergoing any mechanical stress. This in turn, keeps the fibre unharmed, and intact, which is further crafted into the highest quality fabric. Featuring an exceptional softness, this fabric makes for the best bet when you are looking for something supremely smooth to sheath your torso. 3. Sea Island Cotton © flickr If you are someone who is all about luxury clothing, and big brands, then you must have at least once glanced at the name “Sea Island Cotton” on one of those garment labels. Well-known for its nonpareil quality which emulates silk, the Sea island cotton is one of the most expensive type of cotton that is there in the market, one which is predominantly utilized by colossal brands. The fabric is exceptionally smooth on the skin, and the silky texture is owed to its ultra-smooth fibres. The ultra long staple fibre makes sure that the fabric is highly durable, and does not exhaust too soon. Although a tad bit hefty on the pocket, the Sea island cotton is the real deal. So the next time you plan on stock up on your collection of summer shirts, casual trousers or the best round neck t-shirts for men, investing in Sea Island cotton makes sense. 4. Upland Cotton © flickr Make way, for here's something from the American Land! The most extensively cultivated (and utilized) types in the family, Upland cotton or the American Upland cotton is the most economical varieties of cotton. This type of cotton, as the name suggests, is chiefly cultivated in the South and Southwest regions of America. While this cotton features a basic quality and durability, it works amazingly well when clubbed together with man-made fabrics, making for one of the most versatile variants. This type of cotton is used for fabricating a myriad of things ranging from t shirts to shorts, denim, and much more!
  10. Navigating relationships is easy or tough depending solely on whom you ask. Relationships are complicated and need two people to find their functional settings. Often in relationships, there are 'Red Flags' that we ignore due to some misplaced insecurity often resulting in people being falsely content in mediocre relationships. While accepting people and their flaws is generally a good thing, there are cases when it may be apt to cut ties and severe any prospects of a future together. © Reaiance Entertainment Here are a couple of red flags to look out for and generally how to keep an eye out for the future. Red Flags To Ignore This could be something quite pedantic like she doesn't like to drink too much, isn't a big fan of red meat, likes only strawberry ice cream, drinks tea not coffee etc. In any relationship, there must be a compromise, as these small quirks are mostly cute harmless inconsistencies from your own worldview and can be easily ignored for the rest of your days. If you can spend 90% of your time happy around this person, I'd say you're luckier than 50% of the world that gets divorced. Let the small things slide, in time you will learn to love them even. © Eros International Medium Or Average Red Flags The tough stuff now: Your partner may not be into the same shows or movies etc. This may not be so bad but could get annoying in the long run. As long as both people in the relationship are open to discussion and new experiences – media consumption shouldn't be that big a factor. However, if the majority of your conversations are mitigated only by the sound of silence - that type of stuff is what can be considered a pretty big red flag. Consequently, if someone is TOO into you, it could also mean a possible alert. It's not bad to have someone put you on a pedestal but then the expectations also rise proportionately. A lot of this is also down to your own ego and ability to communicate effectively. Still always best to know what you want, before hurting someone else. © Viacom 18 Motion Pictures Major Red Flags The final one: The thing about red flags is that they often appear in other parts of our lives and we mistakenly miss the ones we ought not to have. If they're abusive (verbal or otherwise) or if they're mean to the service staff. Generally speaking, if they're mean to everyone below their own station in life, it may not take very long for you to be treated in a similar vein as well. © Eros International If they're too secretive about their dealings, or their past, but constantly on their phone. Having a disingenuous partner can only cause grief and turmoil in the long run. If they have no other hobbies and interests, if they want to go out and socialize constantly, if they lack any semblance of ambition and only want constant satiation in some form – I would consider such behaviour possible major red flags. Yes, granted that a lot of this is stuff is down to personal preference and choice but the point is - in a relationship we should all aspire to be akin to partners, not hostages. © Fox Star Studios Many of us ignore many such red flags and signs that our friends and loved ones try to point out about a current flame. Sometimes jumping from one relationship and partner to the next may not be the thing to do. Don't be petty and only look for someone's flaws but it is important to recognise these said flaws and acknowledge their effect on your time together. Mostly, people just want to love and be loved. This, however, can be done without compromise and coercion. We give in to the pressures of family, society and partners knowing full well it's not what we want. Thus it is important to figure out how much space, how much energy and time we can devote to our relationships. Sometimes, you might be the red flag yourself. In any case, it's not something to lose sleep over. Acknowledging your own behaviour and patterns might be the first step to being a well-rounded person and a key to havingbetter relationships.
  11. A third-wheel is an unwanted shape-shifter you do not want in your life. They take the form of several different things. Varying from relationship to relationship, they can pop up as a sibling, a friend, a parent, heck, even a pet. It's hard enough to have a relationship with two people in it, so a crowd of three can possibly drive one to murder. On this Valentine's Day, if you're thinking of saying something like, "can it just be me and you today?" or "let's go by ourselves this time" to your partner, you will definitely relate to these memes: 1. Evil Hotel Manager MensXP You know you want to spend some alone time with your one true love on Valentine's Day, but every time you try to look for a couple-friendly hotel, you face pesky managers who ask you to pay by cash ONLY. 2. Overexcited Parents MensXP You get your significant other (S.O.) home for the first time for dinner and your mother welcomes her home a la Jaya Bachan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. 3. That Friend You Literally Wanna Throw Under The Bus MensXP In the beginning, you thought having your friend on the dates with you will help you feel more comfortable. But after a while they started giving you major Siddharth Malhotra (Student of The Year) vibes. If you don't want to lose your bae to your third-wheel, why not think of interesting ways of keeping them at bay this V-Day? Like, distracting them by giving them the ultimate Valentine's Day gift! Brand Factory is giving couples looking for privacy a chance to fulfil their V-Day plans! All you need to do to win an exclusive offer for your third-wheel on Brand Factory is to tell them how frustrated you are by taking this quiz. You will get exclusive discounts basis your level of annoyance that will help you #DitchTheThirdWheel. 4. The Always Hovering Parents MensXP You still live with your parents and no matter how cool they are in life generally, they always seem to have an issue with you stepping out with your boyfriend/girlfriend. And don't even think of putting the lock on your room's door when your girlfriend is over. 5. The Return Of The Aunty MensXP And if things at home weren't enough, finding the aunties staring at you in the mall makes your issue of privacy even worse. 6. That Buzzing Roommate MensXP You love your roommate for everything that they do for you, but want to put them on fire when they don't leave your room. Take the hint, mister! 7. The Moral Police MensXP You decide to give in and make out in your car, but how can that go smoothly with the Indian Moral Policing Brigade pro-actively trying to remove immoral activities from the minds of young Indians? Ya jailed! So while the third wheel is busy shopping away at Brand Factory, you can take a breather and have the perfect Valentine's Day.
  12. Long hair for men is a style statement that will always be 'in' - irrespective of whether celebrities are indulging in it or not. If you've had long hair, ever, you'd know what we're talking about. It feels amazing to have a head full of hair that's strong, long, and thick. You can leave it open, tie it in a man-bun, or try more unorthodox styles - the kinds that will always help you turn heads. But the problem is, it takes a long time for men to grow hair (or so we think). Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 7 things to do everyday that will help you grow your hair much faster (and thicker too). 1. It might sound weird, but don't wash your hair every day. Most of us like washing our hair really frequently, because in a country like India where the climate makes us sweat bucketloads, that is just a natural urge. However, most of us also don't know that washing our hair very frequently strips hair off the natural oils, which is detrimental to hair growth, and also aids to hairfall. So, try not washing your hair every day with shampoo. Try washing it on alternate days (because cleanliness is important as well). © Getty Images 2. Pay more attention to conditioner, as compared to shampoo. If you wash your hair everyday, please make sure you don't use shampoo, but always use a conditioner post wash. That will keep dryness away, and also help you control hairfall, thereby aiding hair growth. © Getty Images 3. Eat a lot of protein. No matter what kind of grooming routine you follow, if you don't ingest the right nutrients, you will never be able to grow your hair at an optimal rate. A good breakfast with eggs and chicken can never be underestimated. Try protein rich veggies like broccoli if you're vegetarian. It will work amazingly well for your hair, and also your muscles. © Getty Images 4. Make sure you're getting all the vitamins and minerals. Meet a dietitian and figure out whether you need multivitamin supplements. Plus, most Indians are Vitamin B and D deficient, which is also responsible for less hair growth and also a bunch of other problems. Try taking fish oil supplements. © Getty Images 5. Start getting a champi done once a week. The power of a good ol' hair massage with warm coconut/almond/olive oil is immense, and it will do wonders for your hair growth, and overall scalp condition. © Getty Images 6. This may sound ridiculous, but shift to silk/satin pillowcases. When we're growing our hair, pillow fabrics with harsh materials can result in a lot of hairfall and tangling. Using a silk/satin pillowcase can sort that out for you. © Getty Images 7. Know when to comb your hair. Never comb when your hair is dripping wet, because that's the time your hair is at its most vulnerable state. If you have curly hair or ringlets, try combing it as less as possible, because it messes up the natural texture and flow of the hair (do head massages to take care of the blood circulation that usually happens because of combing). If you have straight or wavy hair, comb with a wide toothed brush for best results minus the breakage. © Getty Images Try these and see your mane grow bigger and bigger within a short span of time!
  13. All grooming products come with an expiry date which means you'll have to dump them at some point. With weather conditions like that of India's, it's likely that the expensive products you buy will get spoiled well before their expiry date. That's the worst scenario you could imagine, however, there is a preventive measure that you can take from stopping your grooming products from spoiling like storing them in the fridge. Besides lasting longer, they will even feel better on your skin. Here are four products that you should be storing in the fridge: 1. Fumes © idiva Without a doubt, you should be storing your fumes inside of the fridge. The heat and humidity degrade the quality of the fume. 2. Eye Cream © innisfree green tea seed eye cream Firstly, if you don't have an eye cream, get one. Especially if you don't want racoon eyes for the rest of your life. Secondly, put that in the fridge. Besides, a chilled out eye cream works better in soothing and de-bloating your blood vessels under the eye. 3. Beard Oil © prospector They tend to become a little runny in the Summer heat. Shove them in the fridge for uniform consistency. Also, the emollients degrade when they come in contact with the UV rays. 4. Toner/Moisturizer © Dove Again, just for the immediate benefit of how it would feel on your skin in its chilled glory. But in case you're using organic products, they anyway shouldn't be outside.
  14. Ever since its inception, Football as a sport has come a long way and continues to grow. There was a time when scoring 30-40 goals in a single season was considered a Herculean task. But, today, in the ever-competitive era of the sport, footballers are amassing way more goals than their predecessors could've ever imagined. It is true that “a bag of money cannot score a goal”, but you definitely need one to keep the goal-scoring machines (read footballers) who do. Thus, there is no surprise to see football clubs around the globe breaking the bank to secure the services of such phenomenal players and, then, splurging a bit more to keep them happy. With many footballers raking in a lot of cash for their football skills, it's quite difficult to ascertain who earns more and stands supreme in wages. And, that's where the latest list of French publication L'Equipe comes to the rescue. Taking their monthly wages into consideration, the French outlet compiled the list of the top 10 highest-paid footballers in the world and the results are quite astounding. Take a look. 5) Luis Suarez (£2.5million) © Reuters The former Liverpool hitman is probably one of the most natural goal-scorers to have ever graced the game. Luis Suarez certainly reaches that 'third best player in the world' bracket (if there is one) with his natural goal-scoring instincts. Currently plying his trade with Barcelona, the Uruguayan has propelled the Spanish giants to a Champions League title, three La Liga honours and three Copa Del Reys. For a man who has become a vital cog in Barcelona's setup, Suarez bites off (pun intended) £2.5million (almost Rs 23.15 crore) from the Blaugrana's monthly-wage bill. 4) Neymar (£2.7million) © Reuters The Brazilian golden boy, in his early years, was one of the most sought-after talents in the world. It was his early rise that promoted Barcelona to shell out 16-million pounds (approx.) for his services. After a successful spell at Camp Nou, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) came calling and paid a transfer fee of a staggering 195-million pounds, making him the most expensive player in the world with a salary of 2.7-million pounds per month (around Rs 25 crore). 3) Antoine Griezmann (£2.9million) © Reuters Antoine Griezmann was probably one of the unluckiest footballers in 2018 when it came to winning individual honours. Despite winning the World Cup with France and Europa League with Atletico Madrid, the Los Rojiblancos icon was overlooked for the 'Player of the Tournament' in Russia and Ballon d'Or, eventually losing out to midfield genius Luka Modric. The Frenchman might've missed out on the top honours last year, but when it comes to earning big bucks, the Atletico forward is doing alright. After signing a new deal with Atletico recently, Griezmann has occupied the No. 3 spot on the latest list of highest-paid footballers in the world, earning 2.9-million pounds (Rs 27 crore approx.) every month. 2) Cristiano Ronaldo (£4.1million) © Reuters Cristiano Ronaldo is a true icon of the beautiful game. Thus, there is no surprise to see the Portuguese phenom on the second spot (a place he hates the most) when it comes to earning big bucks. The talismanic forward, along with Lionel Messi, has been the most consistent player over the past decade. He scored an unbelievable 311 goals in 292 appearances, winning four Champions League titles during his time with Los Blancos in the Spanish capital. The Italian side, Juventus, came in calling (earlier this year) to secure the services of 34-year-old which surely added to his ever-increasing salary. According to the latest list, he is the second-best paid footballer in the world at a monthly salary of 4.1-million pounds (Rs 38 crore approx.). 1) Lionel Messi (£7.3million) © Reuters Just like the majority of the goal-scoring records, Lionel Messi also tops the list of highest-paid footballers in the world, earning a whopping 7.3-million pounds (Rs 65.5 crore approx.). It's quite surprising to notice that the Argentine bags almost the double of what his arch-nemesis Cristiano earns in a month. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been the force behind the amazing rise of Barcelona since 2004. Messi has powered the Blaugrana to the Champions League title on four occasions. And, in that span, he has gone on to score an unbelievable 404 goals in just 438 appearances. For a man who has continued to shatter one record after another and achieved almost everything there is in the sport over the decade, Messi's monthly wage, irrespective of the fact how ridiculous it already seems, appears a bit low. Considering how hard these men have worked in order to reach where they are today, it doesn't seem fair to calculate their talent in terms of the money they earn. But, that is what they do for a living. For these footballing demi-gods, the saying: "if you're good at something, never do it for free," fits perfectly.
  15. The buzz around Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's upcoming film 'Gully Boy' only seems to be growing bigger and bigger as the film's release day draws closer. While Ranveer and Alia are leaving no stones unturned when it comes to the film's promotions, the film has nonetheless managed to win over fans' hearts through every other move as well. Be it the peppy rap songs, a gripping story-line or Ranveer and Alia's dialogue, 'Gully Boy' has everything going for it. View this post on Instagram â¤ð§ #GullyBoy #14thFeb @ritesh_sid @zoieakhtar @faroutakhtar @excelmovies #TigerBaby @aliaabhatt @zeemusiccompany A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 1, 2019 at 8:01pm PST However, now it seems Indians aren't the only ones who are caught in the Gully fever. It appears that Ranveer has managed to make a fan out of Grammy winning DJ Diplo as well. Diplo recently took to Twitter to share his tribute to 'Gully Boy' and Ranveer Singh, by recreating a 'Gully Boy' poster and adding a stellar "Mera time bhi aayega" in the caption. ð®ð³ मà¥à¤°à¤¾ à¤à¤¾à¤à¤® भॠà¤à¤à¤à¤¾#gullyboy pic.twitter.com/1qv82ohS8U — dip (@diplo) February 7, 2019 The reprised poster shows Diplo photoshopped into Ranveer's photo, where 'Gully Boy' has been replaced by “Random White Guy.” There is something to be said about Diplo's move, since it shows that Indian films are getting more and more attention even outside the subcontinent. View this post on Instagram The voice of the streets. #GullyBoy #14thFeb @ritesh_sid @zoieakhtar @faroutakhtar @excelmovies #TigerBaby @aliaabhatt @zeemusiccompany A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 1, 2019 at 7:30pm PST 'Gully Boy' is one of this year's most anticipated movies which is inspired by the life story and achievements of rappers Divine and Naezy. Director Zoya Akhtar decided to make a movie on the lives of such upcoming hip-hop singers and rappers in Mumbai, and that's how 'Gully Boy' came into being. View this post on Instagram #GullyBoyTrailer out in 2 days! @ritesh_sid @zoieakhtar @faroutakhtar @excelmovies #TigerBaby @aliaabhatt @zeemusiccompany A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 6, 2019 at 9:01pm PST Fans have given great reception to everything related to the movie--right from the posters, to the trailers to even the rap songs that were released around a lot of media hype! However, Diplo's tweet wins over all of their other fans' tribute to the film, wanna be or not.
  16. There are some things which every Indian guy will relate to. If you've grown up in an Indian household, watch this video and tell us whether or not you relate with these things too...
  17. Anand Mahindra's Twitter account is a goldmine of inspiration and his followers, which are over 6 million, can vouch for the same. Earlier, he had tweeted about Vijayan and Mohana, a couple in their late 60s, who own a tea shop and spend the money they earn to travel the world together. Now, he took to Twitter to salute the working women and their struggle in comparison to their male counterparts. © Reuters The Chairman of the Mahindra Group has been babysitting his one-year-old grandson for the past week and it was during this time he realised how tough things are for working women. So, when he came across this illustration, he couldn't stop himself from sharing it with his followers. The illustration shows a race track, where men and women dressed in formal attire are at the start line of a race, getting ready to compete with each other. The only difference is that the track is clear for the men, but filled with hurdles for women. I've been helping to baby-sit my year old grandson this past week & it's brought home to me the stark reality of this image. I salute every working woman & acknowledge that their successes have required a much greater amount of effort than their male counterparts pic.twitter.com/2EJjDcK1BR — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 5, 2019 He wrote, "I've been helping to baby-sit my year old grandson this past week & it's brought home to me the stark reality of this image. I salute every working woman & acknowledge that their successes have required a much greater amount of effort than their male counterparts." Ever since he posted the tweet, people can't stop praising him and lauding him for sharing such an inspiring post. Thanks for the acknowledgment Mr Mahindra. I am sure most know this but I appreciate the one who pause, take notice and acknowledge. But honestly it's really a 'team work' where u need a supporting partner to make everything work smoothly — Swati Khandelwal (@SwatiKJain) February 5, 2019 Hope that this tweet coming from you encourages more men to come forward and share the household chores...#genderequality starts at home .#sharetheload — Dhanashree S (@dhanashree0910) February 5, 2019 Thank you so much for recognizing our efforts to keep on going.its not a joke to handle work and home and kids n family. — Shilpi Pawar (@shilpipawar) February 5, 2019 Mahindra's post is truly a salute that every working woman and mother in the world deserve.
  18. An emoji is finally here that can now end any fight ever, giving the women of the world so much power. A single emoji that every man should actually be afraid of. â Approved in #emoji12: Pinching Hand https://t.co/g9P4Zdq7UW pic.twitter.com/WmNMSPa1dc — Emojipedia ð (@Emojipedia) February 5, 2019 While this is being advertised as a 'pinching hand' emoji, we all know what it will be used for. FINALLY a small dick emoji https://t.co/TTvzP609Xv — Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) February 5, 2019 Yep, all the guys are in danger now. Are you ready for this hit on your ego? It's even worse when you think about how much power this one emoji holds over so many people. For years, everyone has been using the eggplant emoji to symbolize a big *****, now we have an emoji with the opposite effect as well. It was about damn time! So much panic! Unsolicited dick pic community is in a panic rn https://t.co/ScJgOeg19N — dad (@NeptxneDubz) February 5, 2019 Yes, don't be the dick that sends unsolicited dick pics. maybe this upcoming emoji ð¤ will be useful as a response to unsolicited dick pics pic.twitter.com/YSfX1hqDcW — Parker Higgins (@xor) February 5, 2019 For any size dicks, tbh. The pinching hand emoji will solely be used for small dicks pic.twitter.com/iuG49co66D — Brian Koerber (@bkurbs) February 6, 2019 The disrespect! Somebody send you the pinching hand emoji back and you just gotta throw your whole phone away. — KITH Sweat (@MF_DAD) February 5, 2019 Every single argument ever. Pack it up fellas, every girl just gained the ability to win an argument in just one emoji https://t.co/MrrZB0EUyA — Brian (@Brian___L) February 5, 2019 Yes, they will, be prepared. females finna abuse the pinching hand emoji lmaooo https://t.co/3zNphzErO0 — ðð¾ð´FloridaBoy (@1kCobi) February 6, 2019 Oh no. Imagine being in yo crushes contacts as the “pinching hand” emoji ð³ð³ pic.twitter.com/TbN51xuwHw — Back Pack (@BackPacStrapped) February 6, 2019 So much danger. when she responds with the pinching hard emoji pic.twitter.com/JGH6gtuTTF — Rh6d9d6ndr9n (@Rrhododendron) February 5, 2019 Yep. we bout to be hurting feelings with this “pinching hand” emoji ð https://t.co/wKgvAfe3Pa — metu (@ahfomeya) February 5, 2019 Exactly. "Pinching hand?" I'm pretty sure the new emoji coming out in the next release will be used to mean "pinch" as often as ð is used to mean "eggplant." pic.twitter.com/j7X7663ZBT — Crowâµ (@fivecrows) February 5, 2019
  19. The world seems to be moving ahead on a ridiculously fast pace. Just last month, the world was going crazy over the 10 Year Challenge in which people used to compare their present self to what they used to be or how they used to look ten years ago. Eventually, the trend took over the Indian cricket team and made for an extremely loveable throwback comparing some of the greatest players like Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma to what they used to be 10 years ago. It was simple, interesting and brought a smile to your face, but sadly the internet has forgotten all about it and moved on as if it never existed. However, there is a new sheriff in town that has taken over the social media. The all-new '90s Kid Rumor' challenge expects the people on Twitter to write about all the rumours they heard and used to believe in when they were little kids. While some of the tweets are extremely nostalgic and bring back fond memories of the golden years, others are straight out random, weird and at times even unsettling speculations we had towards literally everything, which now make us realise what idiots we used to be back in the day! From the myths about collecting metal caps of the coke bottles in hopes of winning a reward to the risk of a watermelon plant growing in one tummy after swallowing watermelon seeds, the internet is bringing back the paranoia back. Nothing, not even the sporting world is being spared with the raging trend making its way to the top. Here are some of the most creative (or disturbing ones): Australian cricketers used to drink Kangaroo Blood before every match ð#90sKidsRumors — பதà¯à®®à®¸à¯à®°à¯ à®à®¾à®³à¯à®¯à®©à¯ (@Ramanimsd1) February 5, 2019 Undertakers has 9 life, he was killed by his Brother and comes back for Revenge. #90sKidsRumors — Sai Duck (@duck_sai) February 5, 2019 Ricky ponting had a spring in his bat #90sKidsRumors — Jai Kishan Sharma (@23jaikishan) February 5, 2019 Biggest rumor I was believing in my Childhood.....ð Ms Dhoni drinks 5 litres of milkð¥ daily ð#90sKidsRumors pic.twitter.com/jxrsh2TJiT — Naveen (@Naveen_0898) February 5, 2019 .@KaneWWE 's family died in a fire and his face is scarred beyond belief. #90sKidsRumors — Sean Hyams (@seanhyams) February 5, 2019 Dawood visited the Indian dressing room and Kapil Dev asked him to leave. #90sKidsRumors — Abhay (@AbhaySharma_1) February 5, 2019 .@KaneWWE face was burnt by @undertaker when they were growing up and that's why they kept on fighting each other. #90sKidsRumors — Rohan Raj (@ro4an_raj) February 5, 2019 This man is Undertaker's father & Wrestlers life is caged in this Cup #90sKidsRumors pic.twitter.com/P2NKtrzNes — Harshad Sharma (@SherESharma) February 5, 2019
  20. In the modern era of football, no footballer has managed to match the heroics of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. In a league of their own, the two phenoms have shattered records, claimed almost every honour there is to be won in the sport and continue to enjoy the spotlight for their unmatched skills. But, while the duo has enticed fans with their exploits, there is another man who, time and again, has proved he's not far behind. Brazil's prized possession, Neymar is probably the closest any footballer has come to Ronaldo and Messi. Third highest goal-scorer for his national team (only behind Pele and Ronaldo), the 27-year-old has won over fans with his dribbling, finishing, skill, pace and ability to play with both feet. © Reuters Currently plying his trade in France, Neymar has been a vital cog in Paris Saint-Germain's setup in Ligue 1. But, the recent times have neither been kind to the Brazilian, nor his fans. The PSG forward has been prone to injuries in the last couple of years, and his latest was the second to his fifth metatarsal in the right foot. With the initial threat of being ruled out for the rest of the season, Neymar has been recuperating well with a potential UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg a likely target for his return. While his injury has restricted his movements, Neymar remains determined to mark a return as soon as possible. And, his commitment was in full display at his 27th birthday party in Paris. Staying true to the party theme, Neymar was seen sporting a red blazer and even had red crutches to go with it. But, if his attire had people talking about his fashion sense, Neymar's tearful speech and birthday wish had football fans lauding his commitment to the game. "What I wanted the most as a birthday present today is a new metatarsal. So, I could be on the field fighting and doing what I love the most, which is playing soccer," Neymar said as emotions got the better of him. During his speech, Neymar revealed that he had thought about cancelling the celebration due to his injury, but after talking with friends he decided that it would be best to share a good time with his guests. "It's been very hard to be on crutches all this time. Every athlete knows how hard that is. They are giving me all the strength possible to help me return as soon as possible," said Neymar, who also thanked his PSG teammates for their support. While the PSG forward was slammed and laughed at for his antics at the Russia World Cup, his tearful speech would surely have people respecting his commitment to football.
  21. Stupid and smart, at its extremes, are the two things that co-exist on the gym floor. There will be a guy who understands strength progression and would be tracking his training, whereas the other would be stacking plates on the bar for a squat PR, where the maximum movement he will achieve is his knee moving a bit. Funnily enough, the latter guys would happily post their videos on social media with the #neweeeknewpr (LOL). Keeping such guys in mind, here are a few things you shouldn't be proud of doing at the gym: 1. Leg Press PRs © YouTube Set 1 - 2 plates each side Set 2 - Add 3 more plates Set 3 - Add 2 guys Set 4 - Just hope you don't land at the hospital Leg press is the most common exercise that gives people a false sense of strength. Mainly because they hardly have any range of motion there. Annoyingly, some trainers promote this nonsense even when they know their clients cannot handle much weight. I've written a piece on it here 2. Ab Punches © Tnation I thought this stupidity had worn off until I saw it again recently. A guy doing hanging leg raises and his gym partner punching him when his legs came down! When doing leg raises, you're working on the function of spinal flexion. Punching is plain stupid. It doesn't make any sense. Oh, but what it does is increase your chances of injury. 3. Training Away To Failure © Thinkstock Images There is consistent data that shows that regular training to failure leads to: a. Impaired recovery b. Higher risk of injury c. Lesser gains d. Lesser adaptations to training Still, you will see bros shouting 'lightweight baby' and taking every set to failure. *facepalm* 4. Being Sore After Every Workout © Pixabay This is the USP that bro-splits have. Bro-split - 1 body part a day training. Guys who train this way will do 10 exercises for a body part and be sore to even move that body part for a week. How does that training make sense? The one that makes you feel disabled? And yes, there is data that shows that even when the number of sets and reps are equated, exercising the body part 2x a week results in greater strength and hypertrophy. 5. Running Like A Maniac On The Treadmill © YouTube If your goal is to build an impressive physique, weight training has to be your bread and butter. Not cardio. Then there are those who will run marathon distances on the treadmill. By doing this, you're just hurting your joints that will impact both your gains and health long term. Enjoy running? Do it outdoors. And yes, you should not only stop being proud of these 5 ridiculous things, but try and stop doing them completely. 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.
  22. With the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup, here is a look at what the members of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian cricket team are up to these days. Virender Sehwag © Reuters Although Sehwag did not have the perfect World Cup final as he was dismissed on the second delivery for a duck against Sri Lanka, he did have a great run during the 2011 World Cup tournament itself, which began with a massive 175-run innings against Bangladesh in the first match. After officially retiring from all formats of the game in 2015, Viru provides his expertise on various pre and post match analytical shows. Sehwag is a proud owner of Sehwag International School that has been producing some of the most talented players from the younger lot. He can also be seen on social media every now and then, roasting others and sometimes, even himself. Sachin Tendulkar © Reuters In his final days as one of the Men in Blue, the 2011 World Cup can probably be considered as the endgame for the master blaster. Having an above average run, Tendulkar was more or less consistent during the Group matches and also the Knockout rounds. Scoring 120 against England in the second match and 53 against Australia in the quarter finals, Tendulkar made it clear to the world that he's still got it. After lifting the cup during the victory round with the Wankhede Stadium chanting his name, Tendulkar retired from ODIs in 2012 after a disappointing series against England. What is remarkable about Tendulkar's post-retirement life is how much he has done to promote sports other than cricket. Owner of the Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters and Premier Badminton League franchise Bengaluru Blasters, Tendulkar is also the UNICEF ambassador for Hygiene and Sanitation and also launched a sports management company called STD in 2016. Gautam Gambhir © Reuters Probably the most consistent batsman throughout the 2011 World Cup, Gautam Gambhir played a crucial role in India successfully chasing Sri Lanka's respectable score of 274 in the final. Although Gambhir got bowled off Thisara Perera's delivery with 50 odd runs still left to be made, his heroic innings helped MS Dhoni reach the target a lot more easily. After winning the 2011 World Cup, Gambhir struggled to find his form and went off the radar for quite some time. He began to play domestic cricket and was even called to play a Test series against New Zealand in 2016. However, Gambhir announced his retirement ahead of his final match for team Delhi in the 2018 Ranji Trophy season, in which he also scored a century on 6th December 2018. Virat Kohli © Reuters Scoring a decent 35 in the final against Sri Lanka, Kohli was just 22 years old when India lifted the Cup. Although he became a familiar face for the Indian audience, not a lot was expected out of the future captain as players like Sehwag and Tendulkar were there. Kohli himself has expressed a lack of emotions after the win because he didn't feel like he earned it. A lot has changed in eight years. Not only has the 22-year-old outspoken boy evolved into a wise and calm (relatively) captain, he has also spearheaded the team to great heights, winning a Test series in Australia, for instance, which none of his predecessors were able to achieve. With the 2019 World Cup approaching, Kohli looks focused and will surely have strong emotions towards whatever the Indian Cricket Team has in store for themselves in the future. MS Dhoni © Reuters A captain, a wicketkeeper and a batsman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni aced in every category during the 2011 World Cup. A massive but more importantly, clutch innings put out by the middle-order hitter was a great testament of exactly how much we will miss Mahi when he finally decides to retire (hopefully after another World Cup). Named the Man of the Match in the final, Dhoni won the Cup for Team India in wonderful fashion with a six. Eight years later, despite many stints of bad form, Dhoni continues to be the 'finisher of games' for the Indian side. After winning the ODI series in Australia while acting as the backbone of the squad, Dhoni has proved his critics wrong once again and is making a great case for another hand at the upcoming World Cup. Yuvraj Singh © Reuters Other than getting out on the first ball against Pakistan in the semi final, Yuvraj Singh was steady as a rock for the Men in Blue for the entire tournament. His back-to-back 50s against England and Ireland in the initial rounds and a masterful 113 against the Windies in the 42nd Match were some of the best innings played during that year's World Cup. Soon after winning the World Cup, Singh was diagnosed with a rare cancer which spread into his lungs but after months of therapy and diet-control, Yuvi was able to make a comeback to cricket. Although, he has not yet announced his retirement, his absence from the roster is a clear indication of the inevitable. His Yuvraj Singh Foundation and cancer organisation, YouWeCan is focused on helping diagnosed patients get treatment and create awareness against the stigma attached to cancer. Suresh Raina © Reuters To be completely honest, Suresh Raina did not contribute a lot towards India's rise throughout the tournament and thanks to Dhoni's game-winning innings, did not get to bat in the final too. His best innings came in the semi final during which the batsman scored 36 runs. After being an integral part of Team India for years to come after the 2011 victory, Raina hit a slump in 2016 and has been on and off the team ever since. Having played his last ODI and T20I match for the national team back in July'18 against England, Raina is trying to make a comeback but it may be too late for the senior middle-order batsman to return. Zaheer Khan © Reuters In a time when Indian bowling was considered to be subpar, it was Zaheer Khan who led the attack when his side was fielding. Albeit, Khan proved to be expensive in the final three overs against the Lankans in the final, his consistency and deliverance throughout the tournament can not be questioned. Case in point, Khan's three-wicket attack against England in what was considered to be the toughest match throughout the tournament for India. After retiring from international and domestic cricket in 2015, 'Zak' has entered the fitness industry with his brainchild venture ProSport Fitness. Khan now has two fitness centres in Mumbai and is looking to expand to other cities as well. He also has a couple of restaurants and a sports lounge in Pune. S Sreesanth © Reuters 27 years old at the time, S Sreesanth was fierce with the ball. However, the World Cup proved to be a disappointment for the pacer who gave up 52 runs in just 8 overs in the final match against Sri Lanka. Sreesanth was a surprise pick for the playing 11 after Ashish Nehra was out due to an injury. His journey after winning the Cup was full of unfortunate milestones as two years later, the Kerala-born was caught in the infamous spot-fixing scandal during the 2013 IPL scandal and was sentenced a lifetime ban from playing cricket. Recently, Sreesanth became the 2018 season's runners-up of the reality show, Bigg Boss. Sreesanth has appealed to the judiciary, time and again to lift the ban on his cricketing career but it hasn't led to anything fruitful. Harbhajan Singh © Reuters Cricket is not all about aggressive bowling and trying to take wickets, it is also about preventing to concede runs and work towards forcing the opponent to put up the smallest total that they can. During the 2011 World Cup, Bhajji, who not only was the second highest wicket taker for the Indian side, he also had one of the best economy rate amongst the Men in Blue. Not having officially retired from the international scenario, Singh has no plans of playing international or first class cricket anymore. Having said that, he continues to play for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Munaf Patel © Reuters Munaf Patel's impressive performance in the ODI series in Sri Lanka in 2010 got him a spot in the 2011 World Cup squad as Parveen Kumar and Ashish Nehra were out due to injury. While a lot of people belief Patel's role in the victory wasn't very eventful, the more technically sound fans call him the unsung hero. The then-bowling coach, Eric Simmons commends Patel's high degree of skills which covered up the lack of pace. Unfortunately for Patel, once the World Cup was over, his days with the Indian national team were numbered. Playing his last ODI against England in September 2011, Patel was last seen on the field, playing in the 2017 IPL for the Gujarat Lions. He has also expressed the desire to begin a career as a coach.
  23. If you're a sucker for love and belong to the millennial generation, then I suppose you will connect with the newly established Jodi-Nick & Priyanka, or as they're popularly known, 'Nickyanka'. PeeCee is back in action on the big screen soon enough after her two-month long hiatus from the entertainment industry, where she took time away to celebrate her wedding shenanigans along with going for her honeymoon. © Instagram But little did we know the Desi girl and the vilaayati munda actually first spoke to each other on Twitter! Yes, a little piece of information that PeeCee revealed in a short teaser of the Ellen Show, where Priyanka will be appearing in the next episode, talking about her and Nick with Ellen DeGeneres. © Instagram Priyanka is seen talking about how Nick and her met and how he slid into her DMs on Twitter and told her that his friends think it's a good idea for the two of them to meet! Well, if this isn't giving hope to the men who slide into women's DMs to start a conversation, then I really don't know what is! © Twitter “He DMed me actually. So millennial of us! He DMed me on Twitter saying 'I've heard we should connect and uh... I've heard from common friends that we should meet. What do you think about that? I was like, 'just text me" Priyanka tells Ellen. Tomorrow, @PriyankaChopra tells me how her husband @NickJonas slid into her DMs. A post shared by Ellen (@theellenshow) on Jan 29, 2019 at 9:10pm PST I mean it isn't surprising that a man is slipping into a woman's DMs and sending her messages that are flirtatious in nature, but what caught my attention was that even celebrities enjoy doing it, from time to time. After all, slipping into DMs is the new millennial mantra, isn't it? Maybe if Nick had said something offensive to her or showed her lewd pictures of himself, she wouldn't have really entertained him but he actually said something honest and sweet and voila, he had the girl. © Instagram So, basically, what my point is that, now that you've seen the success rate of a DM through a celebrity wedding, maybe up your DM game a bit and don't be rowdy, aggressive or shamefully lewd when you do decide to slide into a girl's DM. Here are three things to keep in mind if you're going to message a girl on a social media platform: (1) No Lewd Content This should go without saying, I suppose. Girls do not like receiving dick pictures. Period. Neither do they want to see your face or any other body part. It's 2019 and you could get into a lot of trouble. So maybe keep it simple? © Getty images (2) Stop With The Pick-Up-Lines Pick-up lines are actually passé. They were perfect in the 90s and a girl in 2019 wouldn't want to entertain them anymore. Maybe a genuine message about your intention with the girl would work perfectly well? Ps: women make fun of guys who use trashy pick-up-lines, with their other women friends. © Getty images (3) No One Cares About A 'Hey' Anymore Just like how Nick put himself out there and made a bold statement about his intentions with Priyanka, maybe you can do the same? Just don't force your intentions or your opinions on her, is all. If you like her and want to take her out on a date, then by all means, make that clear. If you're just stalking her and say a random 'hey' once in a while, you're getting no attention, whatsoever! © Getty images So yes, not every couple can be Nickyanka, but you can find a middle ground and look for your desi girl with some blatant courage and decency. Meanwhile, PeeCee and Nick are still going strong with their family functions in the States and we're hoping to see Priyanka in Shonali Bose's 'The Sky Is Pink', co-starring Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim, rather soon.
  24. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most tech-savvy PMs the country has ever seen, and all the parents and students who attended his 'Pariksha Par Charcha 2.0' will unanimously agree. How often do you see a PM or any minister discuss the wildly popular game PUBG (Player Unknown's Battlegrounds) with kids? Well, PM Modi not only knows about the online games, but has also sort of coined a new term, 'PUBG Wala' for all those kids who are addicted to this game. © Wikimedia It all started when a concerned mother complained to PM Modi about her son, who was so addicted to online games that he has started avoiding studies. When she asked for his advice, PM Modi gave a reply that filled the whole auditorium with laughter, as kids started hooting for him. He said, "Yeh PUBG wala hai kya? Ya fir Frontline wala hoga." PM Modi sure knows how to connect with kids, but we wonder if he lowkey likes the game too? © Battle Royale Games He then said, "Technology is both a boon and a bane. If we try to take kids away from technology, then they will start going backwards in life, which is not right. We should encourage kids to use technology, but how are they using that technology? Is it making them a robot or a human?" He further added, "If parents show some interest in discussing technology and the latest apps with their kids. So this will make the kids feel that 'what I am doing, my parents will probably help me in it'." #WATCH:PM replies when a mother asks what must she do as her son, a Class-IX student is distracted by online games “Ye PUBG wala hai kya? Ye samasya bhi hai, samadhaan bhi hai, hum chahe hamare bachhe tech se door chale jayen, fr toh vo ek prakar se piche jana shuru ho jaenge" pic.twitter.com/uDjqVd4RZa — ANI (@ANI) January 29, 2019 He also pointed out how kids today are so hooked to their smartphones all the time, "I can see that almost everyone here has a mobile phone in their hands. Some may be listening to the what the PM is saying, but others will be busy texting their friends that they are sitting here." He asked parents to encourage their kids to accept and understand technology, "But remember, technology should be used to expand our horizons and not shrink it. It should not narrow us. Technology should be used to expand ourselves," he said. He also spoke about the upcoming Board Exams saying, "the board exam is not the exam for life." Exams are important, but they don't stop one's life and neither should one be disheartened.
  25. A well-shaved face is the mark of a true gentleman. Shaving is an art in itself, we believe, and if you do it right, there's nothing classier than a clean shaved man. But every art-form has its struggles, and shaving comes with its own set of problems too. Improper shaving can cause a lot of issues, the most annoying being razor burns. © livestrong Razor burns not only look bad but their counterpart, the razor bumps that follow, itch like crazy and leave a trail of redness. But there's nothing some extra care and proper shaving technique can't battle. Follow these golden rules of shaving to bid adieu to those nasty razor burns: 1. Prep Your Skin © Dherbs To get a good shave, the best time to do it is after a hot shower. The steam softens your skin and facial hair. Steam also opens up pores in your skin which help in reducing ingrown hair, which cause razor-burns. Using a conditioner on your facial hair helps soften it even more, making way for smooth AF skin post shaving. Also, exfoliation is necessary so that you have a clean, smooth surface to work with. It also helps get rid of teeny-tiny hair that clogs the pores and results in razor-burns. 2. Shave Along The Direction Of Hair-Growth © mandatory Most men usually shave against the direction of hair-growth. You get a close shave indeed, but you also risk cutting up your face and causing razor burn. Shaving with the grain will reduce the chances of irritation and won't cause razor bumps and ingrown hair. Don't forget to lather up your shaving cream well. A simple step that'll just take just five extra minutes, can do wonders for your shaving routine. 3. Clean Your Razor Blade With Alcohol © asuperiorshave Razor burn and skin irritation, result from bacteria on your shaving blade. Wipe down your razor blade using some rubbing alcohol pre-shaving. Commonly available at several drugstores, rubbing alcohol is the important hygiene step your shaving routine lacks in. Bonus advice, if you didn't know already, cleaning your blade after every stroke is super important as it helps to make a clean cut and prevents chafing. 4. Towel Dry Shaving Brush & Razor Post-Shave © livestrong Dry off your razor blade with a clean towel. This way, your blades won't go dull super quick and will last longer. Wet shaving brushes can house bacteria, which will end up on your face and cause acne, irritation and razor bumps. Clean your brushes well and hang them to air-dry every time you shave. 5. Apply A Shaving Balm Or Moisturizer © netpics You might have used an aftershave all your life, but it does not provide your skin with the moisture it needs. Aftershaves can actually add to the irritation your skin is facing for a few of you out there. Shaving dries out your skin, and what you need is a shaving balm or an aloe vera-based cream/gel. It'll help reduce the redness and help your skin retain its moisture. Voila! Keep these golden rules in mind the next time you shave to achieve that buttery smooth skin texture that women love.
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