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  1. Success is something everyone strives for. Something for which people pour in all their hard work. And when it comes to finding success in sports, it's on a different level altogether. Always finding ways to improve, players and teams tend to give their best at every stage. Off lately, this immense level of competition has surfaced in the tennis circuit. Every player in the ATP Tour circuit has struggled their way to the top in some or the other tournament. Be it newcomers like Alex De Minaur, Laslo Djere or well-established players such as Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer, everyone has had their share in the record. It's probably for the first time that we are seeing 19 different champions in all the 19 tournaments held on the ATP circuit. It's really inspiring to see true competition and not just one player winning it all. 18 finals, 18 different champions on the #ATP Tour this season. Will Federer be the first to get to two titles or will Thiem be No.19? Via @ATPMediaInfo pic.twitter.com/4qtox7Mckd — TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) March 17, 2019 Last season, we witnessed a similar situation where every tournament on the tour was won by different players, but soon the streak came to an end when the 'GOAT', Roger Federer, won the Rotterdam Open right after grabbing his record 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Unlike the last season, it has been more ruthless for all the players this time around. Starting with Roberto Bautista Agut winning the Doha Open, today, it added Dominic Thiem, the 19th winner to the list, after his epic comeback win over Federer in the Indian Wells Final. Everyone thought this streak would be broken again by the Swiss Maestro but the breathtaking gameplay of the 'Dominator,' stole the show by 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win and registered his name in the history books. © AP Another great thing about this season is that the title holders include a whole lot of young guns who won their first title on the tour. Starting off with Minaur winning in Sydney and Tennys Sandgren bagging the Auckland Open title, the list is followed by Juan Ignacio Londero in Cordoba, Reilly Opelka in New York, Laslo Djere in Rio and lastly, Radu Abolt and Guido Pella in Delray Beach and Sao Paulo respectively. The domination of the young lads on the tour can be taken as a warning for the established ones to pull up their socks as the competition would just get more fierce from here. With the next tournament being the Miami Open, let's hope we get to witness the rise of a new champion.
  2. Remember the foldable phone which Xiaomi teased earlier this year? Yes, the “double folding smartphone” which the company's president Lin Bin showcased in a video? Well, it looks like it'll be the first foldable phone to arrive in India. According to the investors in Xiaomi's supply chain who spoke to iGyaan, Xiaomi's foldable phone is said to make it to the Indian market as early as April or early June this year. Not just that, the phone is said to be priced at Rs. 74,999, which makes this report all the more interesting. Yes, Rs. 74,999 does sound like an expensive affair for a Xiaomi phone, but it's worth pointing out that we're talking about a foldable phone. Other players competing in this space like Samsung & Huawei are selling their phones for as high as $2,000, which roughly translates to about Rs. 1.40 Lakh. If Xiaomi manages to launch its foldable phone at such a price, then it'll be undercutting the price of its competition by half. In fact, Rs. 74,999 is less than what you would pay for something like an iPhone XR in the country. © YouTube One of the main differences between Xiaomi's and other foldable phone is said to be the display. Both Samsung and Huawei are using high-quality OLED panels for their devices, whereas Xiaomi is said to be using Visionox Technology OLED, which hasn't really been tested so far. It's also worth pointing out that Xiaomi's foldable phone, unlike the Galaxy Fold, only has one screen with two foldable hinges on the left and right. Instead of switching back-n-forth between two screens, Xiaomi's phone will just fold backwards to become a smaller phone. With all that being said, there's no way to tell if these changes will compromise on quality. In case you don't know, Samsung has also confirmed that it's launching the Galaxy Fold in India, so it looks like we're about to see a lot of buzz surrounding the foldable phones in the country this year.
  3. What's up everyone? It's our girl Superwoman out there making India proud! Lilly Singh aka Superwoman has just become the first Indian-origin woman to host a Late Night talk show and basically the entire world is showing nothing but support for her. It's official. Ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show... A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Thank you so much for being here. I am truly so grateful. â¤ï¸ Thank you @jimmyfallon @sethmeyers pic.twitter.com/h44HoPRtel — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 She started off her career online by posting YouTube videos on her channel ||Superwoman|| and quickly became a fan favourite on the website because of her hilarious and relatable content. Imagine going from making YouTube videos in your room to getting your own talk show down the line. Sounds like a dream, right? Does it make you want to go back in time and start a YouTube channel doing stupid things and posting it online? Coming back to her show 'A Little Late with Lilly Singh', she's taking over Carson Daly's 1:30 am slot on NBC and the show is expected to debut this year in December. This is not just important because she's Indian-Canadian, but also because she would be joining the few women hosts in a majorly male-dominated area. Moreover, she's also an openly bisexual woman, so it's like a trifecta of representation. Ever since the news broke online, all her fans and even celebrities have been showing excitement over this and are tweeting showing support. National jiju has spoken. YES! So awesome congrats! — Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 15, 2019 The shade was so good. Thanks bro in law! Appreciate you tweeting this while probably still celebrating your wedding haha! Love uuuuu ðâ¤ï¸ https://t.co/NLk3BNSHLf — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 Congratulations are pouring in. ð£Congratssssssss @IISuperwomanII !!! Epic ð¹â¤ï¸ð¹ https://t.co/aKb9DfkdNE — Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) March 15, 2019 We can't wait. Oh... and India I can't wait to celebrate with you. Mamas timing ain't no mistake x ðªð½ðð½ — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 Even The Rock has spoken. ðð¾ðð¾ðð¾ðð¾ð¥ She's come a long way! Proud of you sis! @IISuperwomanII https://t.co/64LC81PvfW — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 15, 2019 This is so cute. Thank you for the advice DJ. I'm forever grateful! Now let's get to work ðªð½â¤ï¸ love you x https://t.co/gts9ufCPBM — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 No hard feelings. Thank you so much! I have enormous shoes to fill. An honour â¤ï¸ https://t.co/awVzeQ94iw — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 It is monumental for real. MONUMENTAL. An LGBT woman of color hosting late night! Congrats @IISuperwomanII you are blazing an important, unprecedented path! ð https://t.co/MBaAAdwtLu — Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) March 15, 2019 The best way. Tonight I learned who @IISuperwomanII is and I'm obsessed and also so very proud of a complete stranger, but that's the best way to be proud! — Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) March 15, 2019 Queen! Trying to keep up with your excellency doe â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ https://t.co/IbX8JQo2Wc — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 Such a great thing! HELLO!!!!! NETWORK'S FIRST FEMALE LATE NIGHT HOST IS GONNA BE AN INDIAN WOMAN??????? MISS LILLY SINGH IS DOING THAT pic.twitter.com/cytLSMCw2W — neelam saw captain marvel! (@chasegerts) March 15, 2019 The best. Reason to Smile: @IISuperwomanII, a bisexual woman of color, is now hosting her OWN late night show on NBC?? This is the best news of the day. — Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) March 15, 2019 It really is! WOW! This is SO amazing! The only woman currently hosting a late night show on one of the big 4 broadcast networks! & also YALL! this is such a victory for the @YouTube community! Congrats @IISuperwomanII â¤ï¸ https://t.co/o1FysEySUF — Scott Hoying (@scotthoying) March 15, 2019 Seriously tho. An Indian woman is getting her own late night talk show. What a time to be alive! Congratulations â¦@IISuperwomanIIâ©! https://t.co/dRSXvC1Xrn — Yashar Ali ð (@yashar) March 15, 2019 Yes! Yeaaaahh @IISuperwomanII !! Go sis go! â¤ï¸ðð¾ — Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 15, 2019 Alexa, play! #BAWSE #BAWSE #BAWSE ð­ð­ð­ Bout to have me turn into an OWL catching NEW episodes of A LITTLE LATE WITH LILLY SINGH! And when I'm not HOO-HOOing ð¦ my DVR is BOOKEDT and BUSY! ð Alexa play CONGRATULATIONS! Alexa play INDEPENDENT WOMEN, Pt. 1!!! ð£ https://t.co/Mvr4bhK4yt — Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) March 15, 2019 Good word play. LILLY ð­ð­ YOURE SUPER, WOMAN. — gabbieð» (@TheGabbieShow) March 15, 2019 So exciting. This is very good and very exciting. Congrats @IISuperwomanII!! https://t.co/86TWHewDt6 — Zach Kornfeld (@korndiddy) March 15, 2019 Times are changing. This is HUGE. 1. Someone from my hometown hosting a late night show 2. Someone South Asian 3. A woman of colour These are all things I thought I'd never see in that role, but I'm thrilled it's happening. Congrats @IISuperwomanII #RepresentOnAllFronts https://t.co/L38EabGwCp — Momin Qureshi (@Momin680NEWS) March 15, 2019 Yes sister, congrats. CONGRATULATIONS SISTER OMFG — James Charles (@jamescharles) March 15, 2019 All of our hearts. Lilly is just the coolest and now my heart is full â¤ï¸ð¥° CONGRATS @IISuperwomanII https://t.co/u833AHo816 — Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) March 15, 2019 History in the making. My heart is sooo full.. ladies and gentlemen you're witnessing history! Congrats @IISuperwomanII!! pic.twitter.com/CKfhdGDlvK — Humble The Poet (@humblethepoet) March 15, 2019 All hail. All hail the queen. Congrats, @IISuperwomanII. Out there doing it for all of us. ðð½ððð½ https://t.co/GY6PgcMMdK — Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) March 15, 2019
  4. If you are a serious gamer who likes to game on the go, then your options are pretty much limited to a gaming laptop. Yes, gaming laptops are getting powerful by the day, but there's no match to a full-blown gaming rig. Desktops usually outperform their laptop counterparts, and that's exactly why unEvn wants you to check out its portable gaming desk. Called the unEvn ONE, it's essentially a portable gaming desk with a built-in computer chassis, integrated monitor mount, and more. Yes, the company wants you to take your professional gaming rig wherever you go. Here, check out the video - The unEvn ONE has a built-in mini ITX chassis in which you can add a motherboard, processor, power supply, up to four SSDs, and a GPU. Not just that, the desk also has an adjustable gas spring monitor arm, which can support can support a 32-inch monitor. Additionally, the unEvn ONE also has a curved front edge for added comfort, lockable drawer, and a durable and impact-resistant polycarbonate textured surface for optimal mouse usage. Oh, did I tell you it also features electric height adjustment to accommodate different chair sizes and body heights? Yes, trust me when I say this thing was built for serious gamers. So, what exactly makes this thing portable? Well for starters, unEvn says that you can fold the desk in about a minute by pressing a pair of buttons. The desk's leg folds up inside, whereas the desk itself folds in half. It also has a storage compartment for your monitor (25-inch or smaller). Of course, you also get a bunch I/O ports to connect all your peripherals. Once folded, the unEvn ONE comes in just at 32″ x 24″ x 8″ and weighs anywhere between 25-33kg depending on how crazy you decide to go with the internal components. Although don't go too hard on the components since you'll be carrying the desk like a backpack. © Kickstarter The unEvn ONE is currently looking to raise $40,000 on Kickstarter with 34 days to go. The anticipated retail price of this beast of a gaming desk is $2,499, but there are some Super Early Bird deals left that can shave off up to 50-per cent of that price.
  5. Chile is one country which has been constantly progressing when it comes to transgender laws. As recent as November of 2018, the Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, passed a law allowing people over the age of 14, to change their names and gender in official records. The move that was welcomed by the majority of the people, seemed like just another 'rubber stamp' considering Chile's traditionally conservative and predominantly Roman Catholic nature. © El Universal However, all these claims were put to rest after a prestigious women's school named Liceo Javiera Carrera gave admission to a transgender. Arlén Aliaga who was celebrating her 18th birthday on the historic day of her admission, used to study in an all-boys high school and revealed how she received support from her classmates but was constantly harassed by her teacher because of her preferences for clothes. Initially, the school rejected her admission at first, the reason being the lack of seats, but after a strong campaign from LGBT activists and supporters from the mayor of Santiago, Aliaga was admitted on March 6, which also marks her birthday. © Radio Universidad de Chile Talking to AFP, she said,”It's historic, maybe I'm the first. I know there are others who tried and didn't succeed, but clearly, it's possible.” Now that's one hell of a birthday present.
  6. First dates can be really agonising. Meeting a stranger for food and drinks isn't exactly a comfortable situation to be in. From not disclosing TMI to keeping it chill, striking the balance can be really tricky. Then there's the question of how to dress for the date. Apart from grooming habits that your date can instantly notice to, an emergency pimple popping guide, here's some women answering the burning question of how they want men to be dressed on the first date. View this post on Instagram A post shared by KARTIK AARYAN (@kartikaaryan) on Feb 27, 2019 at 2:18am PST 1. "Love a guy who can pull off semi-formals outside of a work setting. A blazer can almost go with anything, if worn a well. And if a guy can pull off a blazer with jeans with a pair of boots, I'll be majorly impressed." -Anukriti Talukdar, 25-year-old Lawyer. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Feb 12, 2019 at 5:40am PST 2. "A guy who knows layering is a guy worth keeping. Seasons like the Winter can be really dull for a guy's wardrobe. If a guy can experiment and bring out the best of creativity to that effect, I'm sold." -Priyanka Sharma, a 27-year-old PR Associate. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Dec 26, 2018 at 7:43am PST 3. "Someone who is open to experimenting with cool fashion trends and keeping themselves suave is always impressive. A bum bag, or a cross body sling is super trendy and useful at the same time." -Raagini Sarkar, a 23-year-old Fashion Stylist. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ishaan Khatter (@ishaan95) on Dec 16, 2018 at 10:35pm PST 4. "I really like a guy who can clean up well and wear polished formals to a date night. There is nothing hotter than a guy who carries himself well in well-ironed formals," -Sana Malhotra, a 28-year-old Consultant. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on Nov 24, 2017 at 4:41am PST 5. "What's not to love about a guy who can pull off monochrome. Also, I'm a big fan of ethnic wear. A long kurta or a bandhgala are among the offbeat choices that I'll be hugely impressed by," -Vibhuti Kapoor, a 26-year-old Architect.
  7. New in the dating game? Still testing out the warm waters? That's alright, it does take courage and a lot of patience to play the game right and once you get the hang of it, you're pretty sorted. Making the first move on a girl is quite tactical and takes a lot more than confidence but the trick is to get it right the first time so you don't mess up the next time! Not like you can't mess up. Of course, you can, and by mess up, I mean you can try your best and even then she may not be impressed. But the fact of the matter is you did try your best. © UTV Motion Pictures Sometimes, making a move on someone can apply initiating a kiss or a make-out session but here, we're just going to talk about how to address your interest in a girl if you like her, have seen her and want to know her better or have known her a while and are a little clueless about how to approach her. Here are 5 sure-shot ways that can help you in making your first move: (1) Signs Are Important Signs are like an indication of whether or not you should make your move, so they are important. Signs can come through body language, the way she interacts, eye contact and other gestures. For example, if you like someone at a bar, you will know if she's interested in you if she makes eye contact with you, which reeks of interest. That's your cue to go up to her and start talking to her. Similarly while in a conversation if she strokes your arm, laughs at your jokes, then you know you can make a move further because that's a sure-shot indication of the fact that she's interested in you. © AA Films (2) Go With The Flow By that I mean stop over-thinking about the how's and what if's and just go with the first thought in your head. If the first thought is just going to the girl you like and telling her about how you feel, then go for it. Wing it as best as you can, it works most times because it reflects the confidence you exude! © Eros International (3) Try Humour You can approach a girl and crack a funny one to get her attention since girls love men who're humorous. In fact, that's one of the best ways to make a move. If you floor her with humour she would automatically want to spend time with you because you make her laugh. It's as simple as that. © Zee Tv (4) Approach Her Friends If you know her friend(s) then maybe you can try and approach them first and strike up a conversation with them and gain some perspective about the girl you like, if they're willing to help. This helps you kill the awkwardness you may develop while talking to her and boost some much-needed confidence too! © Eros International (5) Compliment Her Mind Yes, she loves hearing she's beautiful, she'd appreciate you getting her a drink but what most men don't do is compliment her mind. Strike up a rather interesting conversation with her. It could be about life, likes and the universe but pick up anything and hear her perspective on it. If it makes sense to you, definitely pay her a compliment because she deserves it. © Fox Star Studios Making the first move isn't hard if you follow through with these points. Just keep in mind to know that it's okay if she says 'no'. Rejection is part and parcel of the process, so it should be taken with positivity. After all, it all boils down to consent and how respectful you are in general towards women. Other than that, keep trying till you ace your moves!
  8. Amidst national tensions, the National War Memorial made its presence felt when it was inaugurated on Monday, 25th of February, 2019 by PM Narendra Modi. The memorial honours all the soldiers who laid down their lives for the country, since India proclaimed Independence in 1947. The memorial is sprawled over 40 acres, at the India Gate complex, right at the heart of the capital and it was first proposed nearly 6 decades ago. The wait is finally over and we can salute our memorable war heroes, in a way they truly deserve to be remembered! The memorial, built at the cost of Rs 176 crore, has 5 concentric circles, a central stone obelisk and an eternal flame. Here are 12 pictures of the greatest symbol of honour and valour, we have in India today. © Reuters © Reuters © BCCL © Reuters © Reuters © BCCL © BCCL © BCCL © BCCL © BCCL © BCCL © Reuters The memorial has names of 25, 942 fallen heroes etched on stones there and it will soon create interactive panels for general public who want to pay homage to the war heroes. The memorial will also be a place for the armed forces to conduct future ceremonies there. Along with the wall memoir, the memorial also has four Chakras (circles) that signify the value of the armed forces. The Amar Chakra is the circle of immortality, the Veerta Chakra is the circle of bravery, the Tyag Chakra is the circle of sacrifice and the Rakshak Chakra is the circle of protection. More than any other heritage site you may want to visit in the capital, the National War Memorial should be the first on your list, as it's a symbol of true honour and pride for India.
  9. Sony's smartphone business has not seen any great traction in the recent past however that will now change with the Xperia 1. The Japanese company announced the Xperia 1 at MWC and it as has a very tall 21:9 display. It's Sony's new flagship smartphone and is the world's first smartphone with 4K resolution. (c) Sony Sony plans to breathe new life into its smartphone lineup by launching a smartphone with a very unique feature. The 4K resolution is probably aimed at users who like to watch a lot of video content on streaming apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. The Sony Xperia 1 has a 6.5” display which Sony calls “CinemaWide” as it combines 1-style image processing, as seen on Bravia TVs with the colour calibration of Sony's professional master monitors. The display also supports HDR content and as Dolby Atmos sound for the complete cinematic experience. The Sony Xperia 1 has stereo speakers at the bottom and in the earpiece. The screen on the Sony Xperia 1 is so tall that it is 1 full inch taller than the iPhone XS Max. (c) SlashLeaks Since the display is so tall, Sony is already emphasising on features such as using the extra real estate for using multiple apps at once (two apps at once). The tall screen is also capable of showing more information on the screen, especially when you browse the internet, read texts or emails. (c) Sony Other specifications for the Xperia 1 include a triple camera set up at the back where one is a 26mm wide lens (with OIS), a 52mm telephoto lens (also with OIS), and a 16mm superwide lens. The Sony Xperia 1 is also powered by Qualcomm's latest chipset i.e. Snapdragon 855. It has 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage and is water resistant. The fingerprint sensor on the Xperia 1 is on the side of the smartphone. For a 4K display, Sony is offering a 3,300 mAh battery with USB Power Delivery 3.0 support. Sony is targeting to launch the Xperia 1 by Spring and will be available in Black, Grey, White, or Purple.
  10. The fashion industry happens to be one of the most fast-paced and constantly evolving industries in the world. Fashion trends come and go in the blink of an eye, but if there is one thing that doesn't change, it is the idea and possibility that inspires it. Two friends decided to change India's unfamiliarity with beachwear and herald a bigger change in the Indian fashion scene by reimagining the way swimwear was incorporated into mainstream fashion choices in their home country. What started out as a passion project turned Shivan and Narresh's life around, and soon the duo was christened as “bikini boys” of India. (c) MensXP But there is a lot of history behind their success and raging popularity as India's first luxury beachwear brand. Swimwear as a fashion category was non-existent in the the Indian subcontinent, when Shivan and Narresh first set foot in the industry. Freshly out of college, the NIFT graduates were told that “the big money lay in selling lehengas”. Industry veterans tried to sell the Indian festive wear category as the “it” thing to make their debut with. But research and personal inclination told the duo to explore other avenues and turned out that swimwear was a category they could dig into. (c) MensXP It all started when Shivan and Narresh was had just joined NIFT, New Delhi. While Narresh was specialising with women's wear, Shivan was studying leather corsetry at a prestigious design school. They were introduced by a common friend during their first year, but, it was design competitions that brought them together. Their complementary skills helped them bag most competitions, and they soon realised that sticking together would be best. Yet, when they set out, people around them were apprehensive and discouraging. That plunged Shivan and Narresh into a dark phase when they didn't know the right answers or how to seek them. But eventually it was their passion and creativity that won, and they decided to sell swimwear as a lifestyle. (c) MensXP For the makers of the brand 'Shivan & Narresh' their “constant job and passion is to send people on holidays”. What started off as swimwear, soon morphed into resort wear, followed by menswear. But more recently it is their celebration wear that has got the town talking. But for Shivan, their greatest design invention they lent to the fashion dictionary was the, “bikini saree” which has been adorned by the who's who of the industry and Bollywood divas. Their menswear is equally popular and eye-catchy. And though Shivan and Narresh have personalities that are poles apart, their talents and quirks make them the perfect partners to work with. (c) Shivan & Narresh/MensXP They started out with a sum of Rs 1 lakh that they had won through a competition, and combined it with another 50,000 rupees borrowed from their parents, and bought three machines that would help them breathe life to those killer swimsuits. From their first store in Hauz Khas to their first flagship store in one of India's most expensive malls, Emporio, they have come a long way in the last seven years. (c) Shivan & Narresh/MensXP And when it comes to giving a wise piece of advice to aspiring designers, both Shivan and Narresh believe that “a designer must always represent himself or herself, and bring that to the table. Knowing who they are, what they represent and where they are coming from, and pick your line of work keeping it in sync with who you are. All else will automatically fall into place." (c) Shivan & Narresh/MensXP Learn from these two fashion innovators, as they share industry insights and personal lessons with us, about how to make it in the industry on your own terms.
  11. One of the first prerequisites to date someone successfully is seeing how you're first date ever went with them to give them a second chance! That's how dating life get's a lifeline if you don't screw up on the first date or avoid a 'red flag' situation; then there is a bright chance for you to be a part of the second date. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images So, in order to have the 'perfect' first date, here are 5 prominent red flags you can and should avoid and get to see the girl you really like for the second date! (1) Don't Act Miserly It's a date for heaven's sake, not a night out with the boys! So, if you do get the bill and you're splitting it, don't become a miser for the last rupee she may have left! What I mean is stop splitting the bill to the T and making sure she pays every penny of the split. Offer to pay and if she wants to go dutch just let her decide how she would like to. Either by paying cash or splitting the amount on the debit card is her call and you don't have to do severe math and waste time on the bill! (c)Pintrest (2) Do Not Treat The Wait Staff Like Shit If you're out and about and don't show any decency to the support staff at restaurants and hotels then you're in for trouble my friend. Let me tell you, the biggest red flag is unkindness and if you act like an entitled man where you shouldn't be acting like one, she's definitely going to strike you out. Women determine a man's character by the way he holds a conversation with other people as well. So, if you treat someone poorly, she's going to show you the door! (c)Pintrest (3) Don't Force Anything Women have a mind of their own and they like to speak it whenever necessary. So, there isn't a point in you telling her what to do or how to do it really. In fact that's a big turn off. Of course decide the evening unanimously, I am not saying let her take charge of the evening but steer clear of the things she rather not like you do. Understand consent and what it really means before taking any steps forward. If she doesn't want to come back home with you or invite you to hers, don't force her to do the same, it'll really not go down well. Have fun on your first date, don't dictate terms or be forceful. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images (4) Keep A Check On Your Alcohol Intake First dates are markers for the second date. It's a good time to realise for both you and her whether or not you'd like a second date. So, it's best to keep your inhibitions in check and maybe not splurge on alcohol and get absolutely wasted. I mean if that's the plan to have some unadulterated fun, then go ahead but if you really want to get to know her and remember it the next day, it's wise to hold your drink. If both of you decide to get wasted then I guess that makes for a successful good first date too! (c)Pintrest (5) Misogyny Is Never Welcomed Misogyny could come under any form. You describing your ex in bad taste, you generalising other women, showing off about your work and putting others down, it takes all forms and shapes and more often than not we don't realise when we're being misogynists because of our conditioning. So it will be good if you're mindful of how you structure your words during a conversation with her. Even saying something as simple as ' you're not like the other women' can be termed as misogynistic. You may not realise it and you may think you're praising her but in reality you're insulting all the other women. Honestly, it's offensive to say the least. Give her more prominent compliments and keep the misogynistic comments in check! (c)Pintrest There are other red flags such as bad grooming and table manners, lack of confidence etc. but these 5 are very prominent because they tell a woman a lot about your conditioning as a man and talk more about your basic inherent mannerisms. A girl does judge a man by the most basic and fundamental manners he may possess and if you have these all sorted, you're definitely a liable candidate for the second date!
  12. Captain Marvel is just about two weeks away and honestly we can't wait for it to release soon enough. I mean, who wouldn't want to watch a movie about a superhero who is supposed to be the strongest out of everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, actually there are a lot of sexist people out there who are already trying to make the movie bomb on Rotten Tomatoes even before its release but the first reactions to it are here and it looks like the movie is so good, it's bound to shut all the trolls up. Yes, I'm going to ignore the fact a lot of people have already seen the movie - just like I am ignoring the fact that a few people have also already watched 'Avengers: Endgame' - and we're going to focus on how people are saying that Brie Larson has killed it! The movie acts as an origin story for Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel and it'll be great to be introduced to her character before 'Endgame' because we all know how important she will be in that movie. Remember that end credit scene from 'Infinity War'? Coming back to the movie, here are all the positive reactions it has already gotten. #CaptainMarvel has a great '90s sci-fi vibe w/ a tone unlike any other Marvel movie, really. It's retro & trippy, mysterious & dorky. It's funny in surprising places & badass in all the right places. It remains entertaining because it's always changing. It's got the right stuff pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63x — Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019 I'm already pumped! Love the cat, love Sam Jackson, LOVE Ben Mendelsohn, but honestly I'm calling Lashana Lynch as MVP. She brings an emotional weight to the film that is needed and transforms the entire movie upon arrival. Definitely need to see more of her#CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/QeEzUBM8O1 — Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019 Yes, of course. Fans of #CaptainMarvel comics are going to love the movie. Plain and simple. — Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) February 20, 2019 Only 90s kids will know. #CaptainMarvel is (takes deep 90s breath) TOTALLY AWESOME. Never related to a Marvel character quite like Carol. She's the stubborn witty 90s kid I like to think I am. pic.twitter.com/H6Q9s90KHA — Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) February 20, 2019 Everyone loves the cat too. The future of the MCU gets even brighter adding #CaptainMarvel to the mix. Really fell for @brielarson's sass, strength & energy in the role. Same with @LashanaLynch too! Ben Mendelsohn is A+ casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a scene stealer. 2nd viewing can't come soon enough. — Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) February 20, 2019 Everyone loves weird, don't they? CAPTAIN MARVEL isn't what I expected based on marketing. It's pretty much an “all in” cosmic space movie. Also, it's a lot weirder than I expected. Ben Mendelsohn is awesome as Talos. — Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 20, 2019 Which Nirvana song? I need to know! I can't get over how great Ben Mendelsohn is. I was worried he was just going to be one of those Marvel villains with alien makeup, but that's not the case at all. This movie doesn't work without him. — Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 20, 2019 Understandable. And in news that is very true to my brand, I would die for Goose the cat. #CaptainMarvel — Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) February 20, 2019 Tweets that keep me going. #CaptainMarvel: Well, Thanos is fucked. — Angie J. Han (@ajhan) February 20, 2019 Honestly, here for it. My kingdom for a Nick Fury & Goose buddy comedy #CaptainMarvel — Angie J. Han (@ajhan) February 20, 2019 So much excitement. Just out of #CaptainMarvel. So many fun surprises I didn't expect + new (and old?) characters to love. — Kara Warner (@karawarner) February 20, 2019 Is it a buddy cop movie or a superhero movie? #CaptainMarvel is a great origin story. Brie's buddy cop chemistry with @SamuelLJackson is so much fun and her relationship with Lashana Lynch is the real heart of it. Ben Mendelsohn and the cat both steal the show. — Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) February 20, 2019 Really excited for the soundtrack now. I FUCKING LOVED #CAPTAINMARVEL Its very different than most of the MCU films and so very 90s. It's funny and fun and super empowering. It made me feel proud to be a woman. Also, as a 90s teen, the soundtrack....oh, the soundtrack ⤠— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) February 20, 2019 Welcome, Carol. Captain Marvel is a blast! Has some cool surprises that I definitely didn't see coming, and the mystery/origin it weaves is engaging and fun. Brie Larson is awesome, and makes a fantastic first step into the MCU #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/oqrRtgDQrp — Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) February 20, 2019 One of our favourites of all time? Wow. Captain Marvel is everything that I hoped it would be. It feels completely unlike any other Marvel film. A unique and fresh take on an origin story that feels new. Brie Larson is fantastic as Carol Danvers. This is one of my favorite Marvel movies of all time. #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/0ou7HU93MY — Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) February 20, 2019 It's got everything going. #CaptainMarvel opens with a very touching Stan Lee tribute that Marvel fans will love. pic.twitter.com/yXDScRwiwW — Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) February 20, 2019
  13. Captain Marvel is just about two weeks away and honestly we can't wait for it to release soon enough. I mean, who wouldn't want to watch a movie about a superhero who is supposed to be the strongest out of everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Well, actually there are a lot of sexist people out there who are already trying to make the movie bomb on Rotten Tomatoes even before its release but the first reactions to it are here and it looks like the movie is so good, it's bound to shut all the trolls up. Yes, I'm going to ignore the fact a lot of people have already seen the movie - just like I am ignoring the fact that a few people have also already watched 'Avengers: Endgame' - and we're going to focus on how people are saying that Brie Larson has killed it! The movie acts as an origin story for Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel and it'll be great to be introduced to her character before 'Endgame' because we all know how important she will be in that movie. Remember that end credit scene from 'Infinity War'? Coming back to the movie, here are all the positive reactions it has already gotten. #CaptainMarvel has a great '90s sci-fi vibe w/ a tone unlike any other Marvel movie, really. It's retro & trippy, mysterious & dorky. It's funny in surprising places & badass in all the right places. It remains entertaining because it's always changing. It's got the right stuff pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63x — Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019 I'm already pumped! Love the cat, love Sam Jackson, LOVE Ben Mendelsohn, but honestly I'm calling Lashana Lynch as MVP. She brings an emotional weight to the film that is needed and transforms the entire movie upon arrival. Definitely need to see more of her#CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/QeEzUBM8O1 — Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019 Yes, of course. Fans of #CaptainMarvel comics are going to love the movie. Plain and simple. — Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) February 20, 2019 Only 90s kids will know. #CaptainMarvel is (takes deep 90s breath) TOTALLY AWESOME. Never related to a Marvel character quite like Carol. She's the stubborn witty 90s kid I like to think I am. pic.twitter.com/H6Q9s90KHA — Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) February 20, 2019 Everyone loves the cat too. The future of the MCU gets even brighter adding #CaptainMarvel to the mix. Really fell for @brielarson's sass, strength & energy in the role. Same with @LashanaLynch too! Ben Mendelsohn is A+ casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a scene stealer. 2nd viewing can't come soon enough. — Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) February 20, 2019 Everyone loves weird, don't they? CAPTAIN MARVEL isn't what I expected based on marketing. It's pretty much an “all in” cosmic space movie. Also, it's a lot weirder than I expected. Ben Mendelsohn is awesome as Talos. — Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 20, 2019 Which Nirvana song? I need to know! I can't get over how great Ben Mendelsohn is. I was worried he was just going to be one of those Marvel villains with alien makeup, but that's not the case at all. This movie doesn't work without him. — Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 20, 2019 Understandable. And in news that is very true to my brand, I would die for Goose the cat. #CaptainMarvel — Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) February 20, 2019 Tweets that keep me going. #CaptainMarvel: Well, Thanos is fucked. — Angie J. Han (@ajhan) February 20, 2019 Honestly, here for it. My kingdom for a Nick Fury & Goose buddy comedy #CaptainMarvel — Angie J. Han (@ajhan) February 20, 2019 So much excitement. Just out of #CaptainMarvel. So many fun surprises I didn't expect + new (and old?) characters to love. — Kara Warner (@karawarner) February 20, 2019 Is it a buddy cop movie or a superhero movie? #CaptainMarvel is a great origin story. Brie's buddy cop chemistry with @SamuelLJackson is so much fun and her relationship with Lashana Lynch is the real heart of it. Ben Mendelsohn and the cat both steal the show. — Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) February 20, 2019 Really excited for the soundtrack now. I FUCKING LOVED #CAPTAINMARVEL Its very different than most of the MCU films and so very 90s. It's funny and fun and super empowering. It made me feel proud to be a woman. Also, as a 90s teen, the soundtrack....oh, the soundtrack ⤠— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) February 20, 2019 Welcome, Carol. Captain Marvel is a blast! Has some cool surprises that I definitely didn't see coming, and the mystery/origin it weaves is engaging and fun. Brie Larson is awesome, and makes a fantastic first step into the MCU #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/oqrRtgDQrp — Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) February 20, 2019 One of our favourites of all time? Wow. Captain Marvel is everything that I hoped it would be. It feels completely unlike any other Marvel film. A unique and fresh take on an origin story that feels new. Brie Larson is fantastic as Carol Danvers. This is one of my favorite Marvel movies of all time. #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/0ou7HU93MY — Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) February 20, 2019 It's got everything going. #CaptainMarvel opens with a very touching Stan Lee tribute that Marvel fans will love. pic.twitter.com/yXDScRwiwW — Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) February 20, 2019
  14. OnePlus 7 is expected to launch in a few months if we take the company's recent product launch cycle into consideration. The OP 7T is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2019 and it seems like the company is about to adopt a brave new design for OnePlus smartphones. We've seen something similar with the OPPO Find X before and it seems like OnePlus may implement something similar. © Twitter It may seem too soon for a OnePlus leak; however a previous leak suggests the same design choice when an image leaked a concept phone in a protective case. OnePlus 7 Leaked#oneplus7 #OnePlus pic.twitter.com/Rb8SzTm8Ix — ä¸æ³æµç§°ä¹å«å°è (@Steven_Sbw) February 13, 2019 The leak came from a twitter account that has no previous record of accurate rumours and cannot be verified at the moment. The account does not explain the origin of the image, which makes the leak a bit sceptical. The image in the tweet, however, is in line with a previous leak where the device does not have a notch or even a punch-hole selfie camera. This implies that the smartphone may use a sliding mechanism similar to what you have seen on the OPPO Find X. OPPO, Vivo and OnePlus are owned by the same holding company i.e. BBK Electronics which makes this claim a bit plausible. Vivo and OPPO both launched a smartphone with a sliding mechanism or a pop-out camera last year. So it doesn't seem far-fetched that OnePlus may borrow the same design from its sister companies. What remains to be seen is the durability of a sliding mechanism and phones in the past have been known to wear down with use. It's a problem with any smartphone that has moving parts which make this a brave design choice for OnePlus if this rumour is to be believed. © Twitter From the image above we can see clearly that the device has a noticeable bezel possibly because of the sliding mechanism. It seems to be thicker than the rest of the phone which is very reminiscent of the OPPO Find X. Since this is a rumour based on an unverified tweet, the picture cannot be corroborated at the moment. We will know more about the smartphone closer to its launch but for now, this leak should be met with scepticism.
  15. This may sound like a radical notion, but I believe the best time to ask someone out on a first date is Valentine's Day. I mean, think about it- it's a day for love and anything romantic. The city is splashed with red and pink and the tonality of every mind space reads love. So, there couldn't be a more perfect day for a first date. Yes, it may come off a bit clichéd to pick a day like Valentine's Day to go on a first date but in all honesty, your inhibitions will automatically be lowered because you'll be comfortable taking your girl out on a day that celebrates love. © UTV Motion Pictures If you feel that the pressure of making everything 'romantic' and 'cheesy' on Valentine's Day is immense because that's what the day is supposed to be about, then don't let it define your first date. You don't have to define your so-called association and relationship by making it excessively romantic or cheesy. In fact, being casual and spontaneous adds a little more spark to your first date. In any case, you two are absolutely new to each other, so unless you know her damn well, play it safe with your first-date-options. So for all you Tinder and other online dating sites surfers, Valentine's Day seems like the perfect day to ask her out. Here are some casual first-date things you can do on your first date: (1) A Good Comedy Show There is nothing better than some natural humour to spice up your first evening together. Let me tell you that humour is the key ingredient in making anything work. Especially romantic liaisons. So, if you're not naturally funny then head for a comedy show somewhere in the city. Comedy shows are a riot right now, so you'll find one happening with ease. © Pintrest (2) Take-Out Food Date If you're driving that night maybe you can convert your car into a sweet little bistro! Both of you unanimously decide on what you two feel like eating and get a takeaway from the restaurant. Drive to a convenient spot somewhere and maybe have a very personal dinner date together in your car. Only do it if you're not OCD about finding food bits in your car and if she trusts your intentions and is okay with the plan. Don't whisk her away, without her permission. She may just want to be in a public place with you, which is fine too. But in case she's okay with the plan, then play some soulful music have conversations and a bite to eat. Make sure you're not drinking in the car though. That's a big NO-NO! © Pintrest (3) A Live Music Gig Does The Trick Music is a natural healer and enabler! So if you're nervous AF for your first date with the girl you've been fancying, then take her for a nice musical evening. Find out where some good live gigs are happening and head there. You can mention that you'd like her to see a live gig with you and maybe catch dinner later and she'll definitely agree. Try this one out for sure. © Pintrest (4) Netflix & Chill? Okay, maybe you don't have to 'chill' per-say because you know. I'd advise you against sleeping together on the first date itself but if you want to keep away from the Valentine fervour all around town, you can maybe ask her if she'd be interested in watching a few non-Valentine's Day shows with you on Netflix! You can make it seem like you're not asking her for ***, but just for some chilling time. You can pop open a bottle of your favourite poison, get some good food and watch something that interests you both or maybe just spend some time conversing and getting to know each other better. © Screen Gems (5) Good 'Ol Fashioned Bowling Bowling dates are so old-fashioned that they need to be brought back. Remember when bowling alleys were the thing almost 10-15 years ago? Well, you can always recreate that fun by taking her bowling. Bowling alleys are still active and functional around towns, so find the best one around you and take her for a good 'ol game of bowling! © Pintrest (6) Karaoke Is Fun! If you want to do something really fun together, head over for a karaoke gig. Karaoke is fun because you're doing something together and laughing about it at the same time. You both can sing old or new songs together and make a bunch of good memories on your first date itself. It's the least clichéd-romantic thing to do and let's face it, it's fun as hell! © Pintrest Valentine's Day is just a push towards some good first dates. If you're looking for the perfect opportunity to ask her out, this could be it. Just plan it well, so it doesn't seem extra-cheesy or lame all at once. You can make it seem like a casual hangout, or a 'get to know each other' session, in the name of St. Valentine's! So, gather that hidden courage and ask her out now!
  16. Galaxy S10 is now probably the most leaked smartphone before its launch this year and previous leaks hinted towards an in-display fingerprint. Now the news may have been confirmed, thanks to a since-deleted tweet that highlighted this feature. © Twitter The in-display fingerprint sensor will work similar to what you've seen before on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the OnePlus 6T. A leaked picture shows that the Galaxy S10 will also have a specific spot on the screen where users can place their finger. The placement of the sensor is right between the camera and phone shortcut you see on the lock screen. There's also a good chance that the in-display fingerprint sensor will be used to make secure payments via Samsung Pay. Samsung is expected to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader technology which works differently than what we have already seen on the OnePlus 6T. The OP6T uses optical sensors which is a tad bit slower than Qualcomm's ultrasonic readers. The Qualcomm tech also enables the display to read your fingerprint in a wider area. We've already seen something similar being tested at Xiaomi and a video showed off its capabilities. © BCCL The fact that Galaxy S10 will have a different way to unlock the smartphone via the in-display fingerprint sensor, we are quite excited to test it out for ourselves. Users still prefer to use a fingerprint scanner for security purposes as it is a more reliable way to secure a smartphone. We've seen numerous instances before where facial recognition systems have been fooled by pictures. In fact, over 30 smartphones have already failed this test and you can all about it here. Main image for representation purposes only*
  17. They say falling in love with someone, at first sight, is something you only watch in the movies. It never comes to life anymore. I agree it's hard to compare falling in love with someone at first sight to knowing someone for years and then falling in love with them. But love, at first sight, does exist and in reality, it's one of the strongest bonds that barely deters in spirit. (c)Instagram Today's generation is a little sticky with this phenomena though. That's also because a lot of people don't know that the real concept of 'love at first sight' came from our forefathers and ancestors when love was a lot simpler and malleable. Relationships survived without the advent of the 'next right swipe'. (c)Instagram But nowadays, men and women alike, need the clarity to adopt love as a feature in their lives, to pursue one another to look for happiness. No one trusts love anymore, everyone is either rooting for 'the perfect match, after 20 swipes' or looking for 'the one'. Gone are the days, when you'd just meet someone and you know, they're the one for you. Well, not entirely gone though. Meet Ankita and Amish, the only real-time couple we've come across in a long time who've survived beautifully for six years after they fell in love with each other at first sight! I fell in love with her in one night flat- Amish (c)Instagram And that was that we're guessing. All it took for Amish was to spend a few hours with Ankita and be absolutely head over heels in love with her. And she with him. Amish and Ankita first met at a karaoke bar, where Ankita, much to her dislike, was setting her friend up with Amish, but little did she know, Amish already had his eyes set upon her and the rest of the night was just the two of them getting along like a house on fire. Although after her friend's insistence, Ankita decided to approach Amish to pursue him for her friend, instead she found what she was looking for, all along, right at that moment, right there and then. (c)Instagram We found love in a hopeless place, where the world was a drunken mess and looking to have a good time. It was almost like a weekly Wednesday meet up for subscribers of hedonism where winning mating game and detachment ruled the roost. And there he stood with his thick black glasses bobbing his head to a song. That night I realised I had found my co-conspirator, the worshipper of mush and cheese, the love for greasy food, wanderlust, believing the world was made of marsh-mellows and buttercream. He was my kind of boy - Ankita (c)Instagram That's how love swings, or is supposed to, isn't it? It doesn't wait, it never recedes at the perfect moment and it lets you know you can't control it. Falling in love, at first sight, is actually a long lost scientific battle. There is a science involved in every realm of it and while the chemicals balance in your brain, you keep falling deeper in that feeling. It's true, while you are falling in love, your brain is creating dopamine and serotonin, and the composition is a real rush. (c)Instagram But inadequately so, most young people today have learnt to consciously alter that immediate response by judging their own reaction while rejecting the other person's. It tough to let your feelings flow, when you're constantly rushed by numerous 'options' at hand, not giving yourself a chance to experience the purity of that rush. There's Incredible Strength In Just Getting To Know Someone From Scratch We sat across the table, ordered for wontons and beers. Dipped one in the hot sauce, took a bite like it meant life, made disgusting sounds, panted with a chilly breath and washed it down with pints of beers. It was almost like Wonton chomp, chilly pant, glug, hysterical laughter, awkward silence, butterflies and then repeat. I even chose a yellow muffler over a purple jacket for my date, not the quintessential LBD. I was my messy best but Amish always felt like home to me, so it was very real there was no need to pretend - Ankita (c)Instagram Their first date was somewhat like that. Their dynamic was built on the nuance of barely knowing each other. They'd just happen to meet at a bar and they started talking, so there was a lot to find out. But that's the best part about falling in love with someone instantaneously, isn't it? You want to know every little aspect of their existence till it fills your subconscious to the brim. Post their little encounter at the bar, the two spent a good amount of time together to find out who they really were and what made them fall in love, in the first place. (c)Instagram She's incredible. The human being she is, the power to give, the power to love beyond self-love, the power to stand against the tide or a cyclone or both, the warrior she is- Wonder Woman's got nothing on her, her innocence, her morality, her feminism. I am proud that a being like this exists in this humanity-is-secondary world - Amish Amish and Ankita finally tied the knot 3 years ago and because both met as total strangers in love, they started imbibing the best qualities from one another, just to be comfortable around each other. The likes of respect, equality, understanding, faith and trust was an autopilot derivative of that. Amish graceful took her last name after marriage because he realised love shouldn't succumb to your identity as unequal's, rather it should stand out in true equality and unity of one's mind, body and soul. (c)Instagram Amish believes in equality, I dig that about him. It's a simple virtue but easier said than done. When we got married he decided to take my sir name and said- 'why should you have all the fun and celebrate me, I want to celebrate you too - Ankita Relationships based on 'Love at first sight' are long-lasting. That's because they create an illusion of positivity in your head about accepting each other, through a myriad of reasons and making it works against all odds while starting from scratch. And every time Amish and Ankita talk about how they first met and fell in love instantly, their connection certainly deepens in time. (c)Instagram So, if you're looking for a love that's fulfilling and deep, keep your mind and soul open, you never know who you might meet and spend the rest of your life with, at that very moment! I have learnt to be a more aware and honest human being, who can accept his weaknesses, weigh his insecurities and be proud of his strengths. But the most important thing it has taught me that the fairy-tale ideal kinda love does exist but for it to prosper, you work on it selflessly every day - Amish
  18. The new MSI gaming laptops with RTX GPUs were showed off at CES a few weeks ago and they have already made their way to India. The new laptop comes with various configurations but the star attraction is the new RTX graphic cards with Ray Tracing technology in them. © MSI The new laptops are already available to purchase from Flipkart and start at Rs. 79,990 and can go up to Rs 3,99,990. The various models announced are the MSI GT75 Titan, MSI GS65 Stealth Thin, MSI GE75 Raider, MSI GL73, MSI P65 Creator, MSI PS42, and the MSI PS63. MSI GS65 Stealth Price & Specifications The MSI GS65 stealth laptop has a 144hz IPS panel and has a 100% sRGB gamut range. It comes in two models i.e. with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (8SE) and RTX 2070 on the GS65 Stealth (8SF). The laptops are powered by 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750 processor and have 16GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the laptop has a 512GB Samsung SSD. The two models will be priced at Rs Rs 2,09,990 (8SE) and Rs 1,89,990 (8SF). MSI GE75 Raider Price & Specifications © YouTube The MSI GE75 Raider comes in two display sizes i.e. 17.3-inch or 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel. Just like the MSI GS65, it too has a refresh rate of 144Hz. It is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750 processor and for graphics, it comes with either with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or RTX 2070. The larger screen version comes with the RTX 2080 GPU whereas the smaller is outfitted with the RTX 2070. It has 16GB of RAM with 512GB of SSD and 1TB SATA drive. The 17.3-inch model is priced at Rs 2,49,990 whereas the smaller 15.6-inch variant will retail for Rs 1,94,990. MSI GL73 / MSI GF75 Thin Price & Specifications The MSI GL73 8SE variant comes with a 17.3-inch Full HD anti-glare display and is powered by the latest Intel Core i7-8750H (8th gen) processor. The gaming laptop comes with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and 1TB SATA drive. For graphics, it has Nvidia's RTX 2060 GPU and will retail in India for Rs 1,58,990. The MSI GF75 Thin gaming laptop also features the same 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display and is powered by Intel Core i7-8750H processor. It's available in two variants i.e., GF75 Thin 8RD and GF75 Thin 8RC. The only difference between the two will be in the RAM and GPU configurations. The 8RD version comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD is priced at Rs 1,08,990 in India. The 8RC variant comes with 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD and is priced at Rs 98,990.
  19. Does the goal of doing that one push-up correctly still haunt you? Have you already been trying to execute that beautiful looking push-up but failed always? Here, this article will successfully make you achieve your goal. These progressions (steps) teach you to execute the perfect push-up from scratch. Since they're in increasing level of complexity, you can skip the steps which you feel are easy for you to perform and continue with the following ones. These steps require no to minimal equipment. 1. Wall Pushups © YouTube - Place your hands on the wall with your feet far away on the ground to the point where you can stand firmly - Execute the movement by lowering your body towards the wall - Lower your body till the point your forehead reaches the wall - Push the wall by your hands and you'll return back to the starting position - Do 10-12 repetitions of these for 3 sets - Once you get comfortable with this, jump to next step 2. Knee Pushups © YouTube - For this you'll need a Yoga mat to prevent your precious knees from the hard ground surface - If you don't have a Yoga mat, just place something below your knees. If you're a raw guy, you can pull it off without any support too - Place your hands on the floor with your knees firmly planted on the floor too - Execute the movement by lowering your body towards the floor - Lower your body till the point your chest reaches the floor - Push the floor away by your hands and you'll return back to the starting position - Do 10-12 repetitions of these for 3 sets - Once you get comfortable with this, jump to next step 3. Negative Only Pushups - Hold on! The end day hasn't come yet. We want to make you perfect so that you don't embarrass yourself on the performance day. - Get yourself in a traditional Push Up position with your hands and toes of both feet on the floor - Lower your body down with a 3-4 second negative part - Resist your body to fall down on the floor - Once your body is at complete rest on the floor, come up into the starting position with the help of your knees - Remember, only the lowering part of the body is important here. You can take any kind of help for coming into the starting position - Repeat this for 8-10 repetitions of 3 sets - Perform this on every alternate day of the week - Hop on to the next final step © TNation 4. The Final Day – The Mighty PUSH UP - Remember you have left no stone unturned to fail here. You're fully prepared! - We have our Popcorns ready and you're not letting us down - Go and Seize your Push up! - Thank me later! About the Author – Rachit Bir: A strong believer of the no-nonsense approach when it comes to fitness, he has been fortunate enough to learn from the brightest minds in the industry. A supporter of KAIZEN - Continuous Improvement, he's on a mission to bust and improve the scammed Indian Fitness Industry. For fitness queries contact – www.instagram.com/birafit
  20. Do you get embarrassed seeing guys in the gym doing endless pull-ups? Have you tried matching with them but failed to do even a single pull-up? I understand but there's nothing to be worried about. This article is at your rescue! So, let's see a stepwise approach on how you can build your way to your 'first-ever pull-up': 1. Leg Assisted Pull-Up Machine (available at the gym) © YouTube Believe me, half of your job is done. You just have to put in real work now. This machine works the opposite way - the heavier the weight in the stack, the easier it becomes to complete the Pull-up. Same way, the lighter the weight in the stack, the harder it becomes to the complete the pull-up. Select a weight with which you can easily perform a pull-up. If you haven't done a single pull-up in your life, the most suitable weight would be the 3/4th of your bodyweight. - E.g. If your weight is 80kgs, you can put the pin in the 50-60kg plate of the stack and experiment from there. - Stand on the side platform and hold on the handles. - Place both your knees on the pads and pull yourself up. - While pulling yourself up, your upper body & stomach needs to be tight and stable. - Slowly lower yourself down. - Complete around 8-10 controlled reps with this weight. - In the coming workout session, decrease the weight with 1 plate (this will make your exercise harder) and perform the given reps. - Continue decreasing the weight in the stack with every session, combined with sound nutrition plan and sleep. - The day you perform strict 10 reps with 1/4th of your weight (with 20kgs in this example), you're ready for the most important day of your mission. - The Final Day – Perform the unassisted pull-up. If you're not able to perform it. Take your money back! 2. Leg Assisted Pull-Up Machine (NOT available at the gym) Even if you don't have an assisted pull-up machine in your gym, we're not leaving you disappointed. Follow the mentioned steps regularly and you'll be able to perform the pull-up soon. Here's a week-by-week plan for you: Work on your grip strength – Dead Hangs: - Jump on to the pull-up Bar and hang yourself with straight arms for around 5 seconds for 3 sets. - You can use the bench if you struggle to reach the pull-up bar - Do this every alternate after your normal workout is done. - Increase the number of seconds with every session. - This will increase your grip strength which is necessary to perform a pull-up. 3. Negative Only Pull Ups: - Just like you did in Dead Hangs, hop on to the bar using a bench. - Now resist coming down and try to hold yourself for the amount of time. - Land on the bench, and continue the same cycle again. - Do 5 reps for 3 sets on these. - Continue doing the same and increase the reps in every session. - Do these in the next week of doing Dead Hangs. 4. Dead Holds: - The setup has to be same as Dead Hangs & Negative only pull-ups. - However, here you have to hold yourself at the top for 3-4 seconds. - This will be difficult, however, you have to remember your end goal. - Continue doing these for 5 reps of 3 sets on these. - Do these in the following week of completing 'Negative only Pull-ups'. 5. Leg Assisted Pull Ups (without the machine): © Pixabay - Set the barbell on the squat rack as shown in the picture. - Don't feel shy in doing this. Remember your end goal. - Place your feet on the ground and hang on the barbell as shown. - Pull yourself up and perform 8-10 reps for 3 sets of this. - If you feel that's easy, move your feet away from your body and perform the set. - Progress to a level where your feet is farthest from your body and perform mentioned reps and sets. 6. The Final Day (conquer it!): - The day for which you were working so hard week by week has arrived. - Enter the gym, do some upper body warmups like Arm Swings. - You're ready to go! - the first pull-up of your life. - Thank me later. About the Author – Rachit Bir: A strong believer of the no-nonsense approach when it comes to fitness, he has been fortunate enough to learn from the brightest minds in the industry. A supporter of KAIZEN - Continuous Improvement, he's on a mission to bust and improve the scammed Indian Fitness Industry. For fitness queries contact – www.instagram.com/birafit
  21. Electricity in the air. You. Your date. Stellar ambience. You look deep into each other's eyes. Ah, the magic of the first date! First dates are all about shy glances, getting to know each other, thinking about how to broach a topic and constantly trying to gauge what's going on in the other person's mind. But are first dates really all that about beauty, naivety and nervous charm? First dates are strenuous. The anticipation, the nervousness, the struggle to put your best foot forward. No one wants to make a bad impression on the first date. Like the cliché goes, the first impression is the last impression. But sometimes, no matter how hard you try, things do not work out in the way you want them to. Blame it on yourself, or the other person, the universe or just plain dumb luck, the fact that the date is ruined won't change. A first date does have a lot of potential, though we give too much importance to it, sometimes more than necessary, it is the first initiation in the world of dating. Don't worry. If it's meant to be, it'll happen even if it got ruined once. No one forgets their first date, especially if it was a bad one. We asked six men their worst first date experience and we were mighty surprised and quite amused by what we found: 1. The Blind Date: “It was a blind date. Though we had decided not to look at each other's pictures before the date, I ended up checking her profile on Facebook. Cut to the day of the date, I was running a bit late. I saw her seated at one of the booths of the café. As I approached her, she mistook me for the waiter and asked for a glass of water. Taken aback, I meekly poured the water in her glass and quietly walked away. “Bhaiya, paani yaha lago do please” still rings in my ears. Needless to say, we never dated again.” - Chinmay, 24 2. The Unknown Occurrence: “I met this girl at a friend's birthday party. We hit it off instantly. I was attracted to her and I could tell that she was too. After a few days of talking on WhatsApp, I finally plucked the courage to ask her out. She said yes and we decided to go for lunch. Lunch progressed smoothly and we made plans for a movie. I was very happy with the way things had turned out. After the movie, as I walked her back to her place, she launched into a tête-à-tête about her current boyfriend of three years. I was completely shocked because I had assumed her to be single. I dropped her home and couldn't believe what had happened. No brainer, never went out with her again.” -Krishna, 24 3. Sweet Nothingness: “I met her through mutual friends, and I was blown away by her personality. I asked her out. On the date, I was at my charming best: witty jokes, quick banter, making her laugh. All the works. During dessert, as I was doing my impression of Marlon Brando from “The Godfather” which she was immensely enjoying, I gestured a bit too excitedly and upset the entire hot chocolate sauce which the waiter had just arrived with onto my lap and my shirt. With an incredulous look as I glanced at her, while thoroughly embarrassed and valiantly trying to not scream as the warm liquid trickled down me, I found her laughing her head off. Till today, I can't see chocolate sauce the same way again.” -Shyam, 23 4. The Inception: “We met online. After chatting for a few months, we thought that going on a date was the inevitable next step. We started off quite good as the months of talking had helped us break the initial hesitation of being awkward. As we talked, the talk turned to sci-fi movies. We started debating on the possible end of “Inception”. We both had different views on the matter and we both thought we were correct. Matters started worsening as our theories didn't match. No one was backing down. We started arguing vehemently resulting in both of us leaving the restaurant in a huff. We haven't spoken since. Leonardo DiCaprio owes me an explanation.” -Sayantan, 25 5. Best Friend Forever: “I met this girl in the first year of college. She was cute and I liked her a lot. After much speculation, I finally asked her out. She seemed to be thrilled by the prospect. So was I. The date started normally, we were both extremely nervous and making small talk. Everyone around us could make out that the date wasn't going well. Still, we were trying to act casual. Suddenly, her best friend magically turns up at the same restaurant. I did not think much about it. The friend then proceeded to sit down with us (insert awkward look) and started interrogating me about myself. It was awkward. Then, my date abruptly started crying. The friend then looked at me as if I had done something terrible. They left without a word. I do not know what the matter was till today. Now, when we pass each other in the corridors we just pretend that the other doesn't exist.” -Adwait, 20 6. Beauty And The Beast: “There was this extremely beautiful colleague of mine. Exceptionally beautiful. We were both freshers in the company. Every time I saw her, I would become utterly self-conscious and act stupid. One fine day, she asked me out. I was over the moon. How could I be so lucky? Ridiculously happy, I prepared for the date. On the fateful day, I was a nervous wreck trying to do all the things right. She seemed genuinely interested in me. I was sweating profusely and thus, I politely excused myself to go to the washroom. When I came back, I was surprised to see that she was going through my phone, which I had left on the table. She had managed to unlock it and was viewing my photo gallery in a very nonchalant way. To top it off, she had also eaten more than half of my fries. I was stunned. She looked up and with a smile on her face said “Oh! You are back!”, gave me my phone back as if nothing had happened. My crush on her evaporated as quickly as it had come. Sometimes, appearances can be deceptive. And they can eat your fries too” -Alex, 27 What was your first date disaster? Let us know!
  22. Smartphone makers have been trying really hard to distinguish themselves from the rest and often leave aside practicality. Last year, we witnessed OPPO and Vivo's short stints with sliding camera modules, forceful addition of the notch, and even devices with a display on the back. A prime question that they often forget is, do we really need this? Meizu has decided to take this a notch further with the Meizu Zero. It is the world's first phone with no holes. That's right, the company has stripped everything down and created a near-perfect enclosed phone. To start with, it has no charging port and you'll have to completely rely on wireless charging. Secondly, there's no SIM tray and you'll have to use the built-in eSIM technology to get cellular services. © Meizu Lastly, it doesn't have a headphone jack. We've got used to this removal and while there are many good alternatives available to solve this issue, not having a charging port sounds monstrous. Yes, wireless is definitely the future, but forcefully pushing it forward now isn't rational. In Meizu's defence though, they've managed to equip the phone with 18W wireless charging, which is really fast. This would surpass Apple's 7.5W and Samsung's 9W wireless charging speeds by a huge margin. © Meizu The traditional speakers have also been removed and replaced by Meizu's "mSound 2.0 In-screen Sound Technology" that allows the display to behave as a speaker. The phone also skips the notch or a punch-hole camera. On the front is a 6-inch OLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner and the glass curves towards the edges. It runs on a Snapdragon 845 processor along with LPDDR4X RAM. For the cameras, there's a pair of Sony's IMX380 + IMX350 dual camera setup while the front has a 20-megapixel selfie camera. © Meizu Considering it's a hole-less phone, it gets IP68 water and dust resistance and there are no physical buttons. Meizu is using a haptic feedback system to offer virtual buttons on the side to turn the phone on and off and to adjust the volume. While I've been critical about the use of such a phone, these devices aren't meant to be hot sellers. In fact, the Meizu Zero comes close to a concept phone that depicts how gadgets will evolve over the coming years. The concept is way ahead of its time and just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should do it.
  23. During the first of five ODI series between India and New Zealand, the Kiwis found themselves to be struggling early to find steady ground to tread on as an opener and all-time great Martin Guptill was stunned by Indian bowler Mohammed Shami in his first over. Fresh after a rewarding tour Down Under, where Shami proved to be extremely efficient as the fourth best bowler during both the Test and ODI series, Shami looked hungry for wickets as he came in on the attack and succeeded in registering his first scalp of the day by bowling out Guptill with an in-swing. 100 ODI wickets and counting for @MdShami11 ðð#TeamIndia #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/3RVvthg1CH — BCCI (@BCCI) January 23, 2019 With this wicket, Shami broke Irfan Pathan's record to become the fastest Indian bowler to take 100 One Day International wickets. While Pathan achieved this feat in 59 matches, Shami reached the landmark in 56 ODIs. Along with the two pacers, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar and Javagal Srinath make the list of the five fastest Indian bowlers to take 100 ODI wickets who did it in 65, 67 and 68 ODIs respectively. In the international scenario, Shami ranks sixth overall, tied with his current competitor, Kiwi Trent Boult while 2018's Afghani sensation, Rashid Khan leads the list, who required only 44 ODIs to establish the record. Shami went on to bag two more wickets of the second opener Colin Munro and Mitchell Santner as New Zealand were all out for a meagre total of 157 runs. Innings Break! A clinical bowling performance from #TeamIndia and New Zealand are bundled out for 157 (Kuldeep 4/39, Chahal 2/43, Shami 3/19)#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/rfjIqv9zdk — BCCI (@BCCI) January 23, 2019 On the other hand, Kuldeep Yadav, who has also been one of the leading wicket-takers for the Indian cricket team in recent times, scalped four impressive wickets including those of the New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who was the leading scorer for the Kiwis with 64 runs.
  24. 5G smartphones are around the corner even though 5G networks are a rare sight at the moment. OnePlus hinted at a 5G smartphone but it will be costlier thanks to the new technology. Samsung is the other company looking to beat OnePlus to the punch and may launch its first 5G smartphone alongside the Galaxy S10. In fact, it will be one of the three models that will be announced next month. © Twitter Having said that, Korean websites have reported that the device will be called the Galaxy S10 X and that Samsung is going to throw everything at the upcoming device. It's obvious that the 5G functionally adds to the cost of the smartphone, however, it's the other specs that are getting us excited. Basically, whatever you have heard about the Galaxy S10, multiply it by tenfold. © Twitter The 5G smartphone is also expected to be called the Galaxy S10 X is rumoured to have at least 10 GB of RAM or even 12 GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the smartphone is expected to have 1TB storage and that's without a microSD. In terms of cameras, the Galaxy S10 X is expected to have a quad camera setup and will be backed by two selfie cameras. The smartphone in question is also expected to have a larger battery than ever before i.e. 5,000 mAh battery. © Twitter In terms of display, the smartphone will sport a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen and will have an in-display fingerprint sensor. All of these specifications are expected to drive up the price and will probably cost a bomb. However, Samsung will be launching other models across different price tiers with the Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+. These devices are expected to cost anywhere from $715 (Rs 50,689) to $1,400 (Rs 99,000). As for the launch dates, Samsung will announce these smartphones on February 20th and the launch will follow shortly after. The 4G devices are expected to go on sale by March 8th while the exclusive 5G Galaxy S10 X will launch on March 29.
  25. Huawei's sub-brand Honor is going to be launching the View 20 soon that has an all-screen display and beautiful design that puts other phones in the same category to shame. It has a super high-res camera and a punch-hole selfie camera that removes the need of a notch. The smartphone was officially announced in China earlier this year and will be debuting in India in the coming weeks. The View 20 already packs many features that you would expect from a flagship smartphone however with the Chinese launch as any indication, it will be priced as a mid-range smartphone. Design © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The first noticeable thing about the smartphone is its unique design at both the front and back. At the front, Honor as removed the notch and have instead opted to include a punch-hole camera on the top-left corner. It basically gives the smartphone a “full-screen” look that we've only seen on a Samsung phone before. At first, we were not sure about the design choice, however, after using it for a few days we've simply fallen in love with the seamless experience. The experience was most enjoyable when consuming video content and playing RTS games like Command & Conquer Rivals. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The screen measures 6.4-inches (IPS LCD Panel) which sounds very large but feels small in the palm of your hand. From the back, the smartphone looks gorgeous thanks to the 'V' laser-etched shape and the signature blue hue that reacts to the light when you til the smartphone at certain angles. It has a unique look at the back just like the front of the smartphone. Overall, the Honor View 20 is probably one of the most beautiful smartphones we will see this year. Performance © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Honor View 20 is not only about looks as the smartphone packed a punch when it came to performance. It's powered by Huawei's 7nm Kirin 980 SoC that is also used in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The Kirin 980 SoC blows Snapdragon 845 out of the water for now and can only be compared to the Snapdragon 855 chipset when it's made available. Early impression of View 20's performance was up to the mark as it performed well in numerous scenarios. The View 20 comes with either 6GB/8GB of RAM and have storage options of 128GB/256GB. The Honor View 20 comes with an impressive 4,000 mAh battery that would last more than a day thanks to the chipset. In our preliminary tests, the View 20 lasted longer than other smartphones of the same category and you can see our detailed analysis in the full review. Camera © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Honor View 20 boasts the new Sony IMX586 48-megapixel camera sensor and has a secondary TOF (Time of flight) sensor that helps in detecting 3D objects. Honor claims that the new 3D camera sensor can be used Augmented Reality gaming and we saw it in action. It works similarly to the Xbox Kinect and we will let you know more about that in our full review. View this post on Instagram Shot on #HonorView20 #smartphones #technology #technews A post shared by Akshay Bhalla (@editorinchief) on Jan 13, 2019 at 10:36pm PST We've shot some images using the View 20's camera and so far the quality looks satisfactory. By default, the camera will take 12-megapixel images which can be changed in the settings if you want to use the 48-megapixel option. First Impressions In our opinion, the Honor View 20 is a jack of trades that will compete with the likes of OnePlus 6T. It performs better than smartphones in the same price range and can definitely take better pictures. The smartphone is rumoured to be priced at Rs 40,000 and we will only know for sure once it's launched officially in India. Until then, keep an eye out for our full review.
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