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  1. Those of you who have been on the extremely popular (and super addictive) video-sharing platform YouTube, will agree that the time has come to officially declare 'Power of YouTube' as a legit phenomenon. I mean, who are we even kidding by second-guessing this completely obvious move, especially with regard to the Indian subcontinent? Wasn't it only last year when India overtook the United States of America to become the top country with the most number of YouTube audience in the world? For the uninitiated, yes it was. With over 265 million active monthly users, India broke all records to claim the top spot in 2018. © Instagram So, it is only natural that one of our country's top YouTubers, Ajey Nagar aka 'CarryMinati' would prove it to the entire world that the 'Power of YouTube' can bring people from around the world to converge at a single point on-screen to laugh together. Ajey was just 10-years-old when he put out his first YouTube video, and nine years down the line and aged 19, he has been named amongst the '10 Next Generation Leaders 2019' by famed US publication TIME magazine. © Instagram How this glorious moment came to pass, is a tale that is nothing less than inspiring. Once you get to know about Ajey's journey, you will believe that anything is possible, as long as you keep dreaming and follow your passion. The Backstory Just like any of us, Faridabad resident Ajey was an avid YouTube video consumer and it is during one such viewing that Ajey decided he wants to be on the other side of the screen too. Following the lives of successful YouTubers and partaking the awesome content they put out on the platform, inspired Ajey to create a similar life for himself. © Instagram With a wish to create quality content for his audience, that would entertain and educate people all at once, Ajey started churning out roasts and sketches on his YouTube channel 'CarryMinati', which enjoys close to 7 million subscribers today. The Beginning It was back in 2016 that Ajey finally found his niche in creating “diss tracks” on “weird and cringey” user-generated videos on Facebook and TikTok. Ajey cashed-in on his desi swag and started producing content in Hindi, which reached thousands of viewers who enjoyed the videos so much, that soon 'CarryMinati' became one of India's most followed YouTube channels. The Ultimate Breakthrough © Instagram However, it was in January this year when things changed completely for Ajey. One of Ajey's diss tracks against infamous YouTuber PewDiePie went viral. The video titled 'Bye PewDiePie' where Ajey addresses PewDiePie and tells him that one day India will rule the world, came as a response to one of PewDiePie's videos mocking the broken English of an Indian man, which had offended Ajey. The video garnered a million likes in a jiffy and there was no looking back for Ajey after that. The Bigger Picture © Instagram In his interview with TIME, Ajey shared that his ultimate goal is to inspire people, help them take pride in their culture and embrace their identity, no matter where they are. That's the reason why Ajey chose to create videos in Hindi instead of English. He is reaching out to those who dare to be different and still manage to create a dent with their quality work. © Instagram Ajey takes pride in his roots and wishes to make the best of the desi swag we Indians are known for. 'Be yourself' is Ajey Nagar aka 'CarryMinati's ultimate success mantra. What a proud moment for the young man and our country to have such gems amidst us, who are constantly making India proud globally.
  2. The next generation of consoles is a hot topic right now in the gaming world even though no concrete release date has been confirmed yet. Having said that, Sony and Microsoft both have hinted what the next generation consoles will be all about. Mark Cerny, PlayStation's lead architect has already confirmed a few specifications and Xbox architect said that the Xbox Two (or whatever they decide to call it) will be even more powerful. The two consoles are already at battle with each other and we size up each of the consoles to find out who will rule the next generation of gaming: Graphics Fidelity © AMD As of now, we sort of know that the PlayStation 5 will have a GPU based on Ryzen's Navi architecture. It has now been confirmed that the PS5 will also support some form of ray-tracing. It will also support 8K graphics but not much is known how this will be achieved. This is purely based on reliable leaks and AMD has also hinted about it at its press events. On the other hand, the Xbox Two's GPU specification is completely unknown as nothing major has leaked as of now. However, some leaks say that the next Xbox will come in two variants, one being as powerful or more powerful than the PS5 and a cheaper model that will focus more on game streaming. Both Sony and Microsoft are aiming higher than the 10.7 TFLOPS benchmark which is higher than anything we've seen on a console before. The performance will reportedly compete with Google's Stadia streaming service as the company has promised the same performance for its service. Storage © YouTube Read and Write speeds are essential to cut download times in games and Sony has already confirmed that the company will be using an SSD that is considerably faster than what is available today. It is said to be faster than the current PC SSDs and will essentially result in faster load times when compared to the PS4/PS4 Pro. Microsoft has not detailed any specifications about the next generation but we can expect a similar SSD configuration for the next Xbox. Whether it will be faster than PS5 still remains to be seen. Backward Compatibility © Microsoft The Xbox One already supports backward compatibility on some games and it is likely that Microsoft will double-down on this policy. We can expect the next Xbox to support Xbox One games along with many Xbox 360 games. Mark Cerny has sort of confirmed that Sony's next console will be backwards compatible, unlike the PS4. It will also be compatible with PS4 VR games and the headset. Game Streaming Microsoft has already shown off Project xCloud, which is the company's new game streaming service that works on Android, PC and PCs. This will enable users to play games on any device they like and works somewhat similar to Google's Stadia service. Sony already has a game streaming service called “PlayStation Now” that doesn't really work as advertised. The service is currently not up to the mark and is unlikely to be able to match Microsoft's cloud computing prowess. Exclusive Games © Sony PlayStation The ultimate question that every console gamer is concerned about is the exclusive game library on each console. Currently, PlayStation's exclusive game library is far larger than what Microsoft has to offer and we can assume that future games like “The Last of Us: Part II”, “Ghost of Tsushima”, and “Death Stranding” will all be launch titles for the PlayStation 5 in addition to their complimentary launches for the PlayStation 4. Microsoft did announce acquisitions of new studios and we can expect the company to announce a few new games at E3 this year. As of now, we only know about “Halo Infinite” and it seems like 343 Industries is still in the early stages of development for the game. Who Will Rule The Next Generation? © BCCL To be honest, it is hard to pick a winner with very less information available right now. While both consoles have a robust community, Sony has an upper hand with exclusive titles. Having said that, if the future of gaming is streaming, we can expect Microsoft to give a better experience than Sony and could play a factor in its success. Both consoles seem to be very similar when it comes to technical specifications but we can only be sure once both companies officially unveil the two consoles.
  3. We already know that Microsoft and Sony are both working on future consoles and are getting ready for the next generation. There are rumours that both companies are working on multiple consoles that will sell at different prices. The next generation of Xbox consoles is set to replace the Xbox One X and will be able to offer 4K gaming natively. © YouTube It is said to have improved hardware and better graphics than the current generation. We've heard rumours of various features that will come on the next generation, however, we want to talk about certain mistakes Xbox can't afford to make in the next generation. One of them includes making India a huge part of their strategy and here's what we think the gaming company needs to do: 1. Nail The Launch Event © Reuters Gamers are very vocal and Microsoft had to learn the hard way when the Xbox One was announced in 2013. In fact, it was a disaster as it wasn't presented as a gaming machine but rather as an entertainment box. Executives failed to talk about games and other features like “always online”, DRM and other issues that had gamers concerned. Messaging plays a crucial role in getting gamers excited and that's where Sony prevailed. The next Xbox launch needs to appeal more to gamers than casual users so that it has a great ecosystem right from the start. 2. Pro-Gaming Features © Microsoft Xbox One has already become a machine that provides the best features that any gamer could ask. The Xbox Game pass makes games more affordable and also lets users play Xbox exclusive games on day 1. All for a subscription price that works like Netflix and lets players play old and new games for a fraction of full retail price. In India, gaming is already an expensive affair and this new feature will make it easier for gamers in India to get access to the latest games for a cheaper price. © Microsoft Xbox already has a huge library of old games that are compatible with the Xbox One. Backwards compatibility is crucial for gamers as we generally like to visit old games. Rumours suggest that the next Xbox consoles are said to have backward compatibility for Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles. This would definitely bring a huge advantage to the new console, as Sony has been shying away from providing a similar feature on the PlayStation platform as of now. 3. Better Exclusives © Microsoft There's no secret that Sony PlayStation 4's success had to do with better exclusive games for the consoles. With games like God of War, Spider-Man, Last of Us, Uncharted and other exclusive games made the console a huge success all over the world. In fact, Microsoft has already bought new studios to effectively compete with Microsoft, however, the platform will need a good exclusive at launch to sway gamers to the other side. 4. A Budget Xbox For India © BCCL India is going to be the next big gaming country in the world as we've already seen great success for games like PUBG in the country. Consoles are generally very expensive in India due to import duties that made it exclusive for a nice audience. Xbox can change its fortunes by making a cheaper model just for India or manufacture/assemble all consoles in India to drive the price down. Indians love a bargain which is why it has made companies like Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus super successful in India. The strategy is simple, undercut the competition with aggressive pricing. With a population of 1.3 billion and potential 200 million gamers, Xbox can capture the Indian market with affordable pricing. India is the next big destination for anything technology and gaming needs to follow suit. Rumours are already suggesting that Xbox is working on a budget console, however, we will only know for sure when the next Xbox is made official. 5. Release It Sooner © Reuters The Xbox 360 was the winner of last generation's console wars and there were two main reasons behind it. The Xbox 360 was cheaper than the PlayStation 3 and it launched six months earlier. If Xbox manages to launch the new console before Sony at E3 this year, there's no doubt it will be able to capture the gaming market faster. Do you think Xbox can make it big in India? What do you think Microsoft should do to win the Indian gaming scene. Let us know in the comments.
  4. It's very rare that you come across musical talents who manage to create an impression on you and leave you with an impact. Especially, in the Punjabi music industry, where every 10 days there's a new dude churning out tracks with an auto-tuned voice and a glossy video. Almost a decade ago came Bohemia, who single-handedly gave birth to Punjabi rap. In between, came many talents but nothing that would stick to the ears like wax. Then, I bumped into 'The PropheC'. It's been over 8 months now that I've been trying to find a single bogus track from this guy. Nope, found nothing. No bad tracks. He's been on the hustle since 2011 and now, 7 years deep, he still isn't getting his due recognition, despite making music that will move you whether you are at a party or in love. 1) His Music Production Genius Is Just DIFFERENT. View this post on Instagram Rakh menu sambh ke.. A post shared by The PropheC (@prophecproductions) on Nov 11, 2018 at 8:06pm PST You know what's wrong with the present Punjabi music industry? They are all apes. They mimic the west. Hip-hop, R&B or whatever's hot on the international charts, our artists hop in on the trend. 'Oh, rap's hot? Let's rap stupid stuff. Just make a hot beat and 90% of the job is done. Throw in some flossy cars, semi-naked women and a pool party'. Phew! This gets tiring very fast when all the reigning talents do the same trick over and over again. This is where The PropheC's music comes in. Listen to it once and you will feel the difference. Even though his music is also heavily influenced by hip-hop, the way he blends in Punjabi and global music together sets a different atmosphere. Not a easy feat, but when you are someone who's been doing his thing since the age of 6, you shine no matter what. 2) He Doesn't Have A Bad Song. Not ONE! View this post on Instagram Overtime on the album but the single is ready A post shared by The PropheC (@prophecproductions) on Oct 26, 2018 at 8:34pm PDT That's hard, right? I mean not making a bad song. Every artist has bad tracks to their name. But not The PropheC, well at least not till now. This dude doesn't have a track that's outright trash. Before writing this piece, I literally went through all of his studio albums, 3 in total and a mix-tape. Add to this his collaboration with some of the best names in Urban Punjabi music like Fateh Doe, Rax Star and Mickey Singh. There's not a single track you wouldn't want to replay. If you find one, please let me know! 3) His Videos Are Simple But Surreal. View this post on Instagram Still working on this album but going to share something with you soon. #sentiseason A post shared by The PropheC (@prophecproductions) on Jun 22, 2018 at 6:54pm PDT Back in 2011, when The PropheC was an amateur, his videos were cringe trains. Simply bad! But the man surely has learned his lessons. Check out his videos from the past 3 years and they ALL are fantastic. And no, they aren't like your typical desi Punjabi videos with flashy rented cars and naked Russian women dancing on the beats they can't comprehend. His videos flow like water, effortless and the idea behind each video is unique which is usually brought to life by very young talented video directors. 4) He Dresses Like He Always Dresses. Not Like The Rapper Whose Style Is In Trend At The Moment View this post on Instagram This week. #Feelin A post shared by The PropheC (@prophecproductions) on Aug 27, 2017 at 7:49pm PDT Check out his Instagram and you'll see for yourself that this dude knows how to keep it simple and real. Black tees, track pants, Nikes, slim gold chain and basic denims; a classic urban music genius. The best part is that he's been dressing this way since forever. Of course, he's up to beat with the latest swag, but he does them his way. 5) He's A Trained Music Producer And Singer View this post on Instagram Always a special moment ð½ð½ A post shared by The PropheC (@prophecproductions) on Apr 5, 2017 at 8:37pm PDT Real education and relentless practice produces results that go unchallenged. The PropheC is an example of this. He trained in classical folk music since he was six. Ten years later, at 16, he was in the studio trying to cook up magic. What shocks me is the fact that he's still not as popular as he should be with the Indian market. His new songs hit a million but actually deserve multi-million hits. It's very clear that he doesn't buy off the views on YouTube (which is very common in the Punjabi music industry) and keeps it real. What I am dead sure about is that fact that The PropheC has a very tightly-knit circuit of fans that recognize his genius, and I am one of them.
  5. There's a shape-shifting role reversal in acknowledging a certain type of power in today's generation. It's the power to speak and be heard by the women of this age, this time and at this very moment. The #metoo movement has definitely left men all over the world highly confused. For instance, what role do men have to play, in a world where women speak up? The answer? A very pivotal one. But of course, men of entitlement and an armoured patriarchal upbringing, need this more than anyone else, especially when they have highly intricate, pre-woven and rigid belief of how women should be treated in a particular society. © Twitter I am a woman, surviving in a so-called male-driven society and sometimes, I need a voice of my own to clarify, that I do in fact have a voice of my own. Nope, this isn't a textbook reportage of why #metoo is important. We all know why it's important, and no, it is not some lame feminist propaganda you all will mock till there isn't anything else left to mock. This is a fair account of dwelling in an environment which makes 'dominance' of the 'other gender' a vile life hack. But let me tell you, nothing about this is normal. Starting a movement to speak up about sexual assault and harassment isn't normal. Being berated and criticised for your work in a notorious power-play isn't normal. Being eve-teased in broad daylight isn't normal and acting nonchalant or indifferent towards these issues and shrugging off responsibility as a man, is certainly not normal. So, what is normal? Normalcy is definitely subjective, but when I see women speak of sexual assault experiences almost 36 years ago, that changed their lives forever in an indignant way, I insensitively judge the threshold of normalcy today. Do we not understand right from wrong anymore? or the good from bad? © Twitter Recently, in a discussion with an acquaintance, while understanding his views on normalcy, he relayed that it was 'normal' for him to hear of instances of physical abuse and domestic violence. Of course, I was aghast by his revelation but upon questioning him further, I realised he'd spent his childhood years watching his mother suffer thought domestic abuse on a daily basis. That made a lot of sense to me. Roughly, more than 70% of the population in this country has grown up with an innate sense of conditioning that breeds on patriarchy. Patriarchy isn't just male dominance in a structured household anymore. Patriarchy trickles down to a gripping hold on any sort of female expression and freedom, in more ways than one, and limits the understanding of what woman's role in the society really is. So, when little boys are exposed to that scenario, they grow up believing women belong in the kitchen and that every man has a physical and emotional right over them. So, in lieu of this, I ask you again, what is normalcy? A progressive country that is still confused about what a woman's role in society really is, or women trying their best to revolt against harassment and abuse in the most deafening way possible and still successfully failing at it. © Pinterest The truth is, normalcy is when men realise their roles and responsibilities in society, so they can aptly and collectively support women who encounter a terrible experience, such as abuse, and shut down those who perpetuate it. And by society, I mean their homes, public places and their workplaces. Yes, men have responsibilities and accountabilities and it's high time to put them out there, so this is exactly what I am going to do. I may not speak on behalf of all the women, but most women will surely agree with me on this. Because I don't know if you've noticed, men aren't giving the best accounts of themselves at the moment. #All Men Need To Shut Up & Listen Is that really so hard? Maybe it is, but when someone is trying to speak up, it's only fair to hear them out, without putting your judgements and criticism out there. It becomes hard to discern any positive role men may have in society, the moment they go rogue with the idea of acceptance. Yes, men have traits that women find uncomfortable. But it's OKAY to stop talking and give space to the other gender to LISTEN. If your woman friend is facing issues at her workplace with her boss, don't hush her up. Listen to her, because she might be a victim of workplace abuse, mentally or emotionally. If your mother is not happy with your father, be there to support her and break free from any vitriolic patriarchal upbringing and hear her out. It's only fair and progressive to give way to the others, who've been standing in line, far too long, waiting for a fair chance. © Pinterest #All Men Need To Act Now By act, I really don't mean get out on the streets and march around supervising candlelight vigils. I mean, act out if you see injustice, because you have the right to do so. Don't be our saviours or protectors, but be the support, you've never really been. If you see a woman being eve-teased, help her out of the situation. Scientifically and biologically, men are the stronger ***- physically. So what do you do when you see a man take advantage of that fact? Take charge of the situation and support it with all your might. Act out when you witness bias or harassment. Don't be mere bystanders, don't be fearful. Yes, we'd appreciate you standing up for us and taking action simultaneously when we need you to. © Twitter #Recognise That The Idea Of A Man Is Not 'Macho' I've noticed most men, especially alpha males require their 'men to be men'. This refutes the idea of equality that has a chance of stemming in a staunchly patriarchal society. This inherent insecurity with one's masculinity has gripped the generation with terms like 'misogyny', 'misandry', sexism, etc. I am not saying these terms have no relevance. I am saying the mere existence of the idea of masculinity breeds the idea of negative male privileges. You really don't have to contest and parade your masculinity around, because the new-generation-woman isn't too keen on gratifying your sense of masculine self. She needs a sensitive man, who doesn't complicate gender dynamics and doesn't thrive on the concept of 'macho'. © Twitter #Men, Equality Is Pretty Darn Cool Try the idea of equality? Yeah, I meant between two people, or as a gender divide, even. Equality is the idea of first believing you're above no one and then implementing that you're above, well, no one. What do you do when your subordinate at work, who is incidentally a woman, gets paid more than you? You call the authority on her (obviously by authority I mean HR) or cry murder, or you truly believe she deserves the pay because she works for it and maybe her work is better? This is just a small example that impacts 20% of our population perhaps. But equality goes way beyond that and starts at where you were nurtured to become a 'man'. Plain and simple, equality comes with a modernised view of neutrality between the two genders and if you dare to understand that, you dare to establish a responsible role for yourself in an 'equal' space. © Pinterest #Accept That You Are A Part Of The Problem As men, your job is to recognise the kind of abuse prevalent everywhere and accept the fact that it has perpetrated from one end to the other. When men react with indifference or scorn at the repercussions, they become a major part of the existing problem. To break away from this, it's okay to accept that you, as men, are a part of the problem in hand and you as men can help resolve it too. Don't dismiss it, belittle it or trivialise it, because the more you do all these things, the more avid the ripple effect is going to be. Acceptance is the first step to neutrality and support and once we have that from you, we will feel safer and more comfortable in society. © Twitter It's time to disassociate from the concept of what's normal and what's not and pave our own road to redemption. If anything, the #metoo movement has taught me to recognise why it exists in the first place and to kill the disarming effect it has on men and women alike, so we can stop craving the need for a movement like this and thrive on an equal and just platform. What's the role for women in this #metoo generation, you ask? Well, to come forward every day, brave the world and not stop talking about their experiences, that they couldn't share before.
  6. The classic era of bodybuilding is coming back. Broad shoulders, narrow waists, razor-sharp abs, and impressive shoulder-to-waist ratios are making a noise again. The golden era of bodybuilding, popularized or made mainstream by Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the day has arrived again. It is pretty much similar to any other industry in the world. There are trends which come and go and the bodybuilding fans are jumping with happiness that the golden era is coming back to life. Another thing about modern-day bodybuilding is that it has become all the more competitive. The introduction of the physique category has pulled in more general audiences' interest that the mass monsters era took away. Enter Chris Bumstead © YouTube Last year, a guy came out of nowhere and made waves in the industry. That guy was Chris Bumstead, a 23-year old Canadian, who made his first professional Olympia appearance at the very young age of 22 years and took 2nd place in the Classic Physique category. Saying That He Shocked The Bodybuilding World Would Be An Understatement © YouTube He won the classic physique division of the Pittsburgh Pro last year and a few months later made his Olympia debut. Neither did he look like a debutant and nor did he look like an inexperienced contender even at such a young age. He came on the stage, dominated and almost won the division. He was placed second by a meager margin of 3 points. His appearance made it clear that he's the future of classic bodybuilding in the coming future. Bumstead, better known as CBum on Instagram, hardly looked like a newbie when he dominated the stage with his polished posing skills including a vacuum pose that even Frank Zane would have been proud of. You can check it out here: His Vacuum Pose © YouTube The vacuum pose brought back memories of the golden era and shows a lot of promise for the new classic division which is just two years old now. And Bumstead, though young, is a perfect example of a bodybuilder who says that success comes down to hard work and being consistent at the end of the year. At the 2018, Bumstead once again cut through the crowd and grabbed second spot in his division. Though it was a letdown for a lot of his fans, this win again makes it very clear that Bumstead will be a force to be reckoned with. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  7. They say business is not for the weak-hearted, and we agree. The battleground is laid out in thorns and petals and you may not trust anyone to play fair. Some do it for the thrill and adrenaline rush that ensues once you begin to start marking your territories, while others do it for the sheer sense of achievement and power it lets you wield as a successful business tycoon. Having said that, for most of us, the mental picture this creates is that of an adept male honcho who knows where the oil is. However, today is a little different and here is how. It isn't everyday you come across a lady taking the global corporate arena by storm, especially when it can be as unforgiving and competitive as it is in the world of hardcore, throat-cutting business. But, there is this one lady in black who deserves a special mention—bearing a grit made out of iron and a vision that has left her peers to up their game and go at her head on. We're talking about Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo for the past 12 years, who is all set to hand over the reins of the company to her successor Ramon Laguarta, a 22-year veteran of PepsiCo, on 3rd October 2018. Amongst the myriad reasons that make her ultra special to us, the most significant one is that she comes across as one of those rare gems we're more than willing to place on the same pedestal as her other male counterparts, be it Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Google's Sunder Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook or Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. If you want us to spell it out to you in better words, then scout through these 10 reasons why we believe Indra Nooyi is the most badass BossLady of this generation. 1. Kickass Academic Qualifications Most Of Us Would Be Too Chicken To Even Think Of © Reuters Nooyi boasts of a kickass academic background that most of us can only dream of bagging in a lifetime. But obviously it's understood that she's not like the rest of us and that's why we're highly impressed by her qualifications and what she has made out of it. She holds 3 Bachelors degrees in Science and a double Masters from IIM-C and Yale University. That's quite a handful, we say. 2. Taking Over As The First Woman Ever To Claim The CEO's Chair At PepsiCo © Reuters That's something every Indian can be proud of, more so for all the women out there. Not only did Nooyi give this company 24 years of her life, she moved on from being the CFO to CEO of PepsiCo within a short span of 7 years, thereby also claiming the chair as the first female CEO at the company in 2006—something that made the world stop and take notice. 3. The Many Gems On Her Crown, And An Even Greater Number Of Titles Under Her Belt © Reuters She has been on some of the most coveted list of achievers and influencers of the world that isn't just restricted to the world of business. From being named on the Wall Street Journal's list of 50 Women to Watch in 2007-08 to Time's 100 Most Influential in 2007-08 and the 3rd Most Powerful Woman in Business by Fortune in 2014 to being #1 Most Powerful Woman in Business in 2009 and 2010 on Fortune, her list of titles can go on and on. 4. A Career Graph That's Nerve-Wracking, Challenging And Inspiring All At Once © Reuters Ever since she set foot in the corporate arena, Nooyi worked hand-in-hand with numerous industry bigwigs right from Johnson & Johnson to Motorola, Asea Brown Boveri and PepsiCo. She started off at a managerial position and graduated to the chair of the CEO in the years to come. That's some challenge all of us can (and want to) aspire for. 5. A Trendsetter Who Opened The Gates To A Healthier Take On Junk Food © Reuters She is known to have actively advocated for the company to go green in terms of nutrition factors found in their products, making it a healthier option as compared to its contemporaries. She reclassified PepsiCo's products into three categories: "fun for you", "better for you" and "good for you" based on the nutrition values found across a range of products. That's a move we surely back! 6. The One Who Stands As An Example For Others To Pursue Their American Dream © Reuters She has constantly given wings to the dreams of young Indians who aspire to live the American dream and make it big in the 'Big, Bad World of Silicon Valley'. Her grit and achievements go on to show that no dream is too little to go big on. Her life has encouraged many young minds to take that leap of faith and we can clearly see why. 7. Champion To The Cause Of Working Women, Showing How It's Done In A Man's World © Reuters Even while she spearheaded the undertakings of a giant like PepsiCo, she continued to work for the cause of working women and making the company a better place for her female employees. She acknowledged the challenges women faced in an industry dominated by men and showed by example how it's meant to be done in a man's world - by not only surviving in it but acing at it too! 8. Taking The Business To Great Heights By The Virtue Of Her Vision And Execution © Reuters During her tenure Nooyi took a number of significant decisions that changed the course of the company's future prospects. These major, commercially lucrative decisions such as the acquisition of Tropicana in 1998 and the merger with Quaker Oats Company et al. helped the company's revenue to rise to $63.5 billion from $35 billion in 2006, while the company's share price nearly doubled during that time. Impressive, isn't it? 9. Unchallenged And Unapologetic Queen Of The F&B World © Reuters Her quest to make PepsiCo products more healthier than others drew her a lot of criticism within the company which included the activist investors as well. Yet, she continued to charge through with her vision and today half of the company's revenues come from healthy drink and snack products, which is up from 38 percent in 2006. Pretty cool, we say! 10. A Living Example That You Can Have It All In This One Life. Well, Almost. © Reuters Her life story, career graph and achievements make us believe that we can have it all in this life if we set our mind (and heart) to it. However, Nooyi has admitted that she is as close to living the perfect life as one can be, except that she wishes she could give more time to her family but confesses that we “can't have it all”. You gain some and lose some, we suppose. We find her story truly inspiring and one that needs to shared and celebrated more. She sure is quite a superwoman all by herself.
  8. Right from the ghettos to terminating world records in powerlifting, 23-year-old Larry Wheels is a powerlifting pop-culture legend in the making. While Larry's been on the PL scene for a long time now, social media has now catapulted his fame internationally. With the help of social media, Larry is an underground PL legend already. Before we get deep into Larry's upbringing, let me break down some of his exploits on the PL stage - he deadlifts 855 pounds (387 kilos), benches 276 (kilos) and squats 810 pounds (367 kilos). Is he an official Hall Of Famer yet? Well, if not that, he really is the champion of the PL people. Through Rough Edges Comes The Sharpest Of Talent The same programs I used to break the 242 and 275 record are in my bio now! The programs focus on the squat, bench and deadlift. Plenty of volume and accessory work to give you that bodybuilder shape while smashing PRs like a powerlifter! All programs only 19.99! A post shared by Larry (@larrywheels) on Jul 10, 2018 at 7:38pm PDT Before becoming a champion power lifter, Larry was housed with foster parents. Not a steady family but multiple over time, ever since his mother lost his custody when he was 7. At the age of 12, he dropped out of school and landed right into alcohol and substance abuse. Eventually, Larry had to come back to his mother. Out of school, broke and trying to get out of drugs, he invested himself into exercising. He started with just a broomstick, concrete blocks and sticks. He had a bicycle which he used to ride out daily, till the time he was absolutely tired. Soon, working out was his new drug. From The Shadows Comes The Goliath The same programs I used to break the 242 and 275 record are in my bio now! The programs focus on the squat, bench and deadlift. Plenty of volume and accessory work to give you that bodybuilder shape while smashing PRs like a powerlifter! All programs only 19.99! A post shared by Larry (@larrywheels) on Jun 21, 2018 at 5:33am PDT Soon, Larry grew out of the make-shift home gym and it was time for him to step into a real iron arcade. However, his mother couldn't afford the fees as she waited tables at a local restaurant. Looking at this, Larry also started working at a restaurant to afford his gym fee and joined a gym regardless. A year deep into lifting weights in the gym, Larry was sure about two things: weight lifting was his passion and second, he was a genetic freak, light years ahead from anybody training for strength. He started out-doing his peers and setting new local records. Thus, he decided to take this up seriously and made a decision to make a career in powerlifting. Baffling Shift From Powerlifting To Bodybuilding At the age of 18, Larry competed in RPS powerlifting meet. Though he was 247 pounds at that time, he still competed in the 275 weight category and won the gold. Since then, this champion has been on a record-breaking spree. In November 2017, he made a combined world record of 2275 pounds in powerlifting. The real surprise came when he competed in a bodybuilding competition just after 3 months of making the world record in powerlifting. Not only did he compete but he also won the NPC Gold Coast Muscle Classic bodybuilding event. The word was out: Larry was a muscle Goliath on the prowl. Click link in bio for training programs. Who's gonna be at the American fit expo? @americanfitnessexpo mhpstrongusa #teammhp #maxhp #maxperformance #mhpstrong Email me at liftlikelarrywheels@gmail.com for customized 1-1 online coaching! Visit Larrywheels.co for 6 different training programs! Use code LARRY10 15% off @ironrebel Use code “wheels” for 15% off any @alphaclothing purchase @pioneer_fit @davidmotiv #grimreaperpump #excuseme squat #bench #deadlift #liftlikelarry #apemanstrong #ironrebel #motivNY #igfitness #fitness #powerbuilder #insane #bodybuilding #fitness A post shared by Larry (@larrywheels) on Jun 1, 2018 at 10:13am PDT