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  1. Former Indian cricketer and currently a Parliament member, Gautam Gambhir has won million hearts on the internet today. While politicians across the country manage to earn a dubious reputation where the public questions their morals and doubt their public service capacity, Gautam has proved he is not that kind of a politician. When he found that a 6-year-old Pakistani girl Omaima Ali and her parents were struggling to get her a medical visa for a heart surgery in Delhi, he decided to go all out and do whatever he could to ensure it happened. © Instagram In an interview, Gautam revealed that he found out about the girl's condition through a phone call made by former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Yousuf. After that, he urged and requested the External Affairs ministry to oblige the family and help the young girl. His plea was granted and Gautam happily shared the piece of information on his social media. à¤à¤¸ पार सॠà¤à¤ ननà¥à¤¹à¥ दिल नॠदसà¥à¤¤à¤ दà¥, à¤à¤¸ पार दिल नॠसब सरहदà¥à¤ मिà¤à¤¾ दà¥à¥¤ à¤à¤¨ ननà¥à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¦à¤®à¥à¤ à¤à¥ साथ बहतॠहà¥à¤ मà¥à¤ ॠहवा भॠà¤à¤ हà¥, à¤à¤­à¥-à¤à¤­à¥ à¤à¤¸à¤¾ भॠलà¤à¤¤à¤¾ हॠà¤à¥à¤¸à¥ बà¥à¤à¥ à¤à¤° à¤à¤ हà¥à¥¤ Thank u @DrSJaishankar 4 granting visa to Pakistani girl& her parents for her heart surgery @narendramodi @AmitShah pic.twitter.com/zuquO2hnMv — Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 19, 2019 The internet was flooded with people lauding him for this humanitarian gesture. Despite all the nonsense that the Pak govt is creating and the madness at the borders...we still have a HEART for tender souls @ImranKhanPTI — Pawan Gulati (@PawanGulati5) October 19, 2019 Some people even mentioned that the honourable (late) Sushma Swaraj would have been very proud of her ministry. I'm sure the honourable late smt @SushmaSwaraj ji will be proud of her ministry @BJP4India — Pawan Gulati (@PawanGulati5) October 19, 2019 However, his actions were also questioned by others asking him why he couldn't do enough in India and had to help this young girl. Where there is love, hate shall breed but humanity is the biggest religion of them all and let's just appreciate this gesture of help he offered to save a young kid's life.
  2. The autumn season is here and layering as a trend will play a major role yet again. It can instantly switch things up and your existing wardrobe subsequently can take a 360 degree turn. Now, that you have understood the importance of layering, here's how you can master it in your way inspired by B-town celebrities. 1. A Denim Jacket Goes A Long Way View this post on Instagram रविवार हसल। . . @khamkhaphotoartist x @amandeepkaur87 A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Sep 14, 2019 at 9:56pm PDT The aesthetics of a denim jacket are undeniable. As long as you have your striped tees or graphic tees in place, a denim jacket will always run to your rescue to save you from style woes. Match it up with a printed t-shirt and pair it up with distressed jeans. The double denim look is sure to grab all the eye-balls. 2. A Lightweight Jacket For The Transitional Weather View this post on Instagram Aavi gayo Ahmedabad!ð Stylist- @nikitajaisinghani A post shared by Sidharth Malhotra (@sidmalhotra) on Oct 1, 2019 at 6:24am PDT Keep up your style game for this season with a lightweight jacket. It's one of the versatile options to ace during the initial days of this season. Layer it over a basic t-shirt and choose a unique colour for your jacket to make it look even more interesting. 3. A Leather Jacket Is Your Best Bet View this post on Instagram Serving James Dean Realness @rajkummar_rao for #MadeInChina trailer launch today in @toramallyofficial @anujmadaanofficial @givenchyofficial Styled with @mayuri_1192 Managed by @monajoshi Photo by @khushghulati #rajkummarrao #stylefile #menswear #akshaytyagiforstylecell #jamesdean A post shared by A K S H A Y T Y A G I (@thetyagiakshay) on Sep 18, 2019 at 4:39am PDT Layering allows working in different tones and shades that ultimately creates a unified look. Those who are shy to experiment with colours can opt for a safe option - leather jacket. Layer a black leather jacket over your tee and couple it up with black pants. Banish the boots for chunky sneakers here. 4. A Bomber Jacket Looks Uber Cool View this post on Instagram ðIssa Vibe ð@kartikaaryan Shot by @prasadnaaik Assisted by @mayuri_1192 #sundaychill #kartikaaryan #akshaytyagiforstylecell #stylefile #mood #vibe A post shared by A K S H A Y T Y A G I (@thetyagiakshay) on Mar 9, 2019 at 11:08pm PST A style that maintains a great balance without making you look OTT is a bomber jacket. A layered look with this jacket looks edgy and uber cool. Team it up with a basic tee and distressed black jeans. It's a surefire way to stay cosy yet stylish.
  3. Kangana Ranaut is unabashed, unapologetic and braver than most people in the country and in Bollywood as well. The Queen bee of B-town always finds herself swimming in a controversy which is brewed either by her sister in tow or sometimes due to her inability to mince her own words. However, that has never stopped her from doing what she likes or speak what she thinks. The woman is an example of dreams working out if you don't give up and has carved her name in the industry without any daddies or friends in B-town to back her. View this post on Instagram या दà¥à¤µà¤¿ सरà¥à¤µà¤­à¥à¤¤à¥à¤·à¥ मातॠरà¥à¤ªà¥à¤£ सà¤à¤¸à¥à¤¥à¤¿à¤¤à¤¾à¥¤ नमसà¥à¤¤à¤¸à¥à¤¯à¥ नमसà¥à¤¤à¤¸à¥à¤¯à¥ नमसà¥à¤¤à¤¸à¥à¤¯à¥ नमॠनमà¤à¥¤à¥¤ #KanganaRanaut in Maa Shakti Temple, she built in her village Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh wishes everyone a Happy Navratri. . . . . . . #Navratri #HappyNavratri #navratri2019 A post shared by Kangana Ranaut (@team_kangana_ranaut) on Sep 29, 2019 at 12:05am PDT Kangana has also always maintained her stand against the air of nepotism in the industry and was actually one of the few individuals who had the guts to call out the likes of KJo and other big producers, blaming them for not giving outsiders the golden chances they deserved. While many mocked her and brushed it off, her true words found support in a lot of people who were working hard in the industry and yet found no work. Continuing her aim to do good work and do what she feels is right, Kangana is now turning proudcer to back small budget movies and also ensure that new talent gets a well deserved break. In a recent interview, she explained her plans and motive. “If JudgeMentall Hai Kya was made without me on a budget of Rs 10 crore, it would have been a blockbuster at Rs 40 crore. However, because it was made at nearly Rs 30 crore, it just about broke even. I want to [back] a few small films and see how that goes. Eventually, I may do something on a bigger level. We will also venture into digital entertainment. My office will be ready by January. Simultaneously, we are readying our projects. There are so many good scripts that come my way and the [makers] want me to feature in them. But there is so much new talent that needs to be given a platform. It's important that these powerful scripts don't get lost and make it to the big screen,” she said. View this post on Instagram A lighter-than-air malmal sari with minimal gold boders is a perfect base for a neo-Indian look. Paired flawlessly with a Lady dior bag and statement sunnies. One needs to note here that #Kangana is truly the pioneer of the sari-can-be-worn-anywhere movement, and this look is yet another example of that. ð . . . *Courtesy* Photo: @_sanu313_ . . *Wardrobe* Sari - @suta_bombay Jewelery: Antique Gold Earrings Shoes - @fizzygoblet Bag - @dior A post shared by Kangana Ranaut (@team_kangana_ranaut) on Oct 9, 2019 at 5:27am PDT Her conscious decision of not acting in movies she was producing might be a risk but if there's anyone who can take it, it is this girl. With her maiden venture, she will join the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma who are already running successful production houses. Let's hope Kangana is able to fulfill what she aspires to do and can be a role model for people who don't belong to filmy families in Bollywood.
  4. In what sadly turned out to be a one-sided affair, the Pakistani cricket team failed to negate Team India's challenge in the much-anticipated clash at Old Trafford at the ongoing ICC World Cup. Overshadowed in almost all facets of the game, Sarfaraz Ahmed's men extended their dismal run against India at the ICC event, following their 89-run loss (D/L) on 16th June. From being wayward in their bowling to paying dearly for their batting collapse, the Pakistani cricket team attracted a lot of criticism from their fans for failing to put up a fight against Virat Kohli's men. While some used Sarfaraz's infamous picture from the game - where he was seen yawning behind the stumps - to highlight their batting woes, others slammed the Pakistani cricketers for their poor fitness. The way he said "criticise the team but within the boundaries of respect" has won my respect. The guy has a true spirit and sportsmanship♥ï¸@mominsaqib pic.twitter.com/1Wc9PTI1Uz — Shumiið­ (@oye_shumii) June 17, 2019 After the match, a Pakistani journalist even asked Rohit Sharma at the press conference if he has any advice for Pakistani batsmen to get better. While India's vice-captain left everyone in splits with his cheeky response, boxing star Amir Khan has offered a helping hand to the Pakistani cricketers. Would love to help Pakistan cricket team with some advise on how to stay fit and strong. How to be disciplined on food, diet and training. The team has talent but need to improve on Strength & conditioning and focus @TheRealPCB pic.twitter.com/GEUplrqdpP — Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) June 17, 2019 Troubled by his team's loss, Amir took to Twitter and offered to help Pakistani cricketers get fitter. "Would love to help Pakistan cricket team with some advise on how to stay fit and strong. How to be disciplined on food, diet and training. The team has talent but need to improve on Strength & conditioning and focus @TheRealPCB," he tweeted. Nailed it pic.twitter.com/hpb0w0QdRi — GAZALI (@heavenrose45) June 16, 2019 While it was undoubtedly a great gesture on Amir's part to come to the aid of the Pakistani stars, cricket fans felt that it was not going to work. After the first session... pic.twitter.com/qpgIIOMnZw — Jack (@J_C_8_7) June 17, 2019 They cant stay fit. They cant eat healthy. They'll have cheat day everyday. You cant change their attitude, body language. Shambles. — Raza Rizwan (@Rsquare26) June 17, 2019 They never giving up roti salan so i wouldn't even go there stay in your own lane ð — HU55819 (@MUIIDDY) June 17, 2019 It's cricket mate not boxing ð — Holmezy (@allancooper007) June 17, 2019 Most definitely they should just leave from world cup match and start from scratch .Desperately needed . — faiza Buttð (@buttproudmother) June 17, 2019
  5. Whether you wish to get to know this girl in your class or want to be friends with the lively girl in your office who makes those eight hours look less dreary all of a sudden, the first step is to be able to get her to notice you. However, it's a lot easier said than done, and for obvious reasons too. More often than not, guys have a hard time going up to women and introducing themselves good-naturedly without seeming like a creep. © Dharma Productions However, things need not always be that way for men. A lot of times, men genuinely wish to get to know a woman and are honestly interested in giving it a shot and see where things will go. But a number of inhibitions and 'concerns' burden their minds, and deter them from following through with their original plans. But fret not, we have some really quick, not-at-all-awkward and “safe” ways of catching that woman's attention you are pining after. Check out these 6 easy ways of getting noticed by a girl without losing your mind over it: 1. Share A Smile (Or Five) That's the very first one that you should try. And honestly, that's also the safest way. A smile can never rub someone the wrong way, unless you are passing her a sleazy smile. But apart from that, sharing a confident smile every time you come face to face with them is just about the right way of starting things. © Red Chillis Entertainment 2. Attend To Her Before you think of anything else, no we're not talking about carrying her shopping bags for her or something (though that's always a nice touch), but what we really mean is that pay attention to what she says and does, when you share her company. Women notice when someone is being attentive towards them, and that always ends well. 3. Reciprocate Whenever necessary, make the effort of reciprocating her gestures and behaviour towards you. Reciprocating or mirroring the other person always catches their attention, try it. © RSVP Films 4. Dig Deeper To Find Shared Interests This might take a little bit of effort from your side, but try to find out what interests the woman you are crushing on. Suppose it's travelling that interests them, you can share (not brag) about your personal travel experiences when you guys share each other's company. That'll surely get her to notice you. © Maddock Films 5. A Hello Goes A Long Way A simple hello often takes too much work, but it's one of the easiest ways of taking things up a notch and gauging things for yourself. Try a “hey, how are you” the next time you see them and see how that goes. 6. Get Your Friends Involved Another fool-proof way of treading this path is to get your common friends involved so they can introduce you guys during a social setting, and there's no way things could get awkward after that.
  6. Apple just announced iOS 13 for the iPhone and has started to roll out as a Beta for current devices. It comes with many new performance improvements and software tweaks to make the iPhone experience even better. One such feature is called "Optimized Battery Charging” and is designed to improve your battery's total life and health. © Macrumors The new mode can be found in the battery section of settings and you need to head to “Battery Health”. You can switch it if you want to extend your iPhone's battery life. When switched on, this mode basically learns from your usage and habits and then waits to finish charging to 100% until you need your device. © Pexels For a simpler explanation, if you charge your smartphone at night while sleeping, Apple will charge it to 80% and then wait an hour or so before you wake up to charge it up to 100%. This basically keeps your iPhone charged at optimum capacity and then charge the remaining capacity when you actually need it, instead of keeping the iPhone charged at 100%. © Reuters When any device with a battery is continually charging after it reaches maximum capacity, this, in turn, does affect the battery health. This new feature is essentially a life safer who want to keep using their iPhone without having the need of replacing the battery sooner than expected. This feature will eventually prolong the life of the device as long as possible. If you would like to check out iOS 13, you can follow our guide on how to install it on your device right now. According to Apple, these are devices that can take part in the iOS 13 beta - iPhone XS, XS Max iPhone XR iPhone X iPhone 8, 8 Plus iPhone 7, 7 Plus iPhone 6s, 6s Plus iPhone SE iPod Touch 7th Generation Source: Macrumors
  7. Call it having an eye for spotting the most hilarious, amazing, and sometimes bizarre things happening around the world, or having a great mind to appreciate humour, Anand Mahindra has never failed to impress us with his knowledge and wit. Honestly, Mahindra's Twitter account should be officially named a 'national treasure', because you can find all kinds of valuable information and priceless memes there. While everyone is talking about 'JCB Ki Khudai' i.e. random JCB videos and memes, Anand Mahindra has moved on to a road roller and the insane benefits we never knew the machine had. © Twitter Road rollers are basically used to compact soil, gravel, concrete or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations, right? But, thanks to Anand Mahindra's tweet and the guy who plastered a certain poster that we now know that it can actually be used for body massage. Anand Mahindra wrote while sharing this picture, "Hilarious. After this massage, you'll never need another one; it'll be a permanent remedy for all ailments..." Clearly, we'll never be able complain about body pain again. Hilarious. After this massage, you'll never need another one; it'll be a permanent remedy for all ailments... (The guy who plastered that poster either had a delicious sense of humour or a seriously low IQ!) pic.twitter.com/92UIQaCmhq — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 3, 2019 People are loving this brilliant jugaad for body massage and it's just for Rs 499, so what else can we possibly ask for? I wonder how many have already tried calling that number?!! In retrospect good advertising! ð#Rollersemassage — Shomik Majumdar (@ShomTime) June 3, 2019 After #JCBkiKhudai its time for #RollerseMassage ððð — Sunny Hooda ð®ð³ (@thesunnyhooda) June 3, 2019 #rollerSeMassage ðð https://t.co/hEKprdgVjm — ã¤ã³ãäººï¼ (@indojindesu_) June 4, 2019 I swear you won't need any further massage after this coz it will be complete flat and with no scope for anything... Lol — Hemant Negi (@HemantNegi007) June 3, 2019 ðð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/2LERD3JadR — Bhrustrated (@AnupamUncl) June 4, 2019 ð ek baar karvaney se dusrebhaar karney ki jarurath nahi padegið — Ravindra (@Ravindra9101999) June 3, 2019 this is a much needed massage after #JCBkiKhudaai — Azhar (@azharkhantwitte) June 3, 2019 We completely agree with Mahindra, "The guy who plastered that poster either had a delicious sense of humour or a seriously low IQ!"
  8. Most guys who go to the gym, want to get big and strong. They want to develop a physique which looks good with and without clothing. Chances are, you have the same goal and you have tried every strategy to bulk up and develop a muscular physique. If you have failed to do so, there is a high possibility of you getting inaccurate information. Or you have been fooled to think that you can only grow muscle if you take steroids. Here is a 5-step guide you can follow to gain muscle drug-free: 1. Lift Weights © Getty Images If you aren't engaging in resistance training, then begin soon! Doing cardio is not bad, but it can be detrimental when done too much; especially when your motive is bulking. Resistance training is a sure-shot way to improve your body composition and to literally direct the systems of your body to hypertrophy the skeletal muscle mass. Engaging in resistance training 3-5 times a week can give you an anabolic boost which can help you grow. Your training routine MUST contain multi-joint movements like the bench-press, push-ups, barbell-squats, barbell-deadlifts, dumbbell shoulder presses, etc. Performing only isolated movements like bicep curls and tricep extensions will not help you achieve your goal as these movements target the smaller muscles. Always make an attempt to progressively overload your training by increasing either the number of sets, repetitions or the weight lifted. Take a step back if you feel that the training load is almost impossible to lift and could cause injury. Be consistent and persistent. 2. Eat More © Getty Images It is already known among the masses that nutrition plays a big role in bringing changes to the body composition. Gaining and losing weight follow a simple but complicated rule: Reducing your calories than what you usually consume leads to weight loss and increasing calories than what you usually consume leads to weight gain. However, this definition is very basic and it requires specifics in terms of grams of the macronutrients to be consumed. While bulking, carbohydrate and protein are the main macronutrients that will help you achieve your “gainz”. It is simply so because carbohydrate will fuel your workouts while protein will help with recovery. It is very important for you to understand the macronutrient-breakdown of your current diet and to determine a rough estimate of calories on which you maintain your current body weight. Consuming 1.6-1.8 g of protein/ kg of body weight is recommended during the bulking phase. There are some recommendations that range higher than these but increasing your protein dosage slowly over time makes sense if you are not eating enough. Regardless of whether you are vegetarian or not, you must try to consume protein from a variety of sources. Consuming approximately 3-4g of carbohydrate/ kg of body weight is recommended during the bulking phase. The rest of the calories must come from fat. Note: These are only theoretical estimates and the intake of macronutrients only depends on your current diet and how your body responds to change. Changes in body composition are highly individualistic. 3. Sleep Like A Baby Growth occurs whilst you rest. This is where many individuals fall prey to over-training and don't rest enough for efficient recovery. Sleep is the best time when our bodies rest and repair and the common recommendation is 7-9 hours of sleep each night. While sleeping 8-9 hours per night may sound too much due to hectic work schedules, maintaining 7 hours of sound sleep each night is the least you can do for growth. Sleeping enough also ensures a strike in your hormone profile which positively affects your bulking process. 4. Track Your Progress © Getty Images Keep a track of your measurements and body-weight. Each body has a different tendency to gain weight but theoretically gaining 1-2 lbs (roughly 0.4- 0.9 kg) of weight per month is acceptable. Aiming to gain too much too fast increases chances of gaining more fat than usual (regardless, you will gain some fat during the bulking process). 5. Enjoy The Process Enjoying this journey will keep you away from unnecessary stress. Stress is known to impair growth which directly affects your muscle-building procedure. It is YOU who have decided to undergo this journey and it is YOU who will have to be patient until you see apparent results. Winning the bulking phase requires no rocket-science; it only requires you to stick to the process for long enough.
  9. A big beard is amazing, but what about the dandruff it brings along? Oh come on, you might be making a face, but we both know you get it from time to time, if you're as busy as the regular Indian man. You probably have it more often, but you only notice it on days you're wearing you favourite black T-shirt. © Getty Images Fear not, for we have the solution to get rid of this super pesky problem. Here are 4 definitive hacks that will help you get rid of your beard dandruff along with the dry, itchy, flaky skin underneath. 1. Use a medicated beard shampoo © Getty Images First of all, you need to make sure you treat the root cause. Wash your beard with a medicated shampoo to make sure you rule out minor infections etc, while cleaning your beard thoroughly. 2. Use a beard conditioner © Getty Images You know the root cause of dandruff? Dryness. If your beard strands are dry, they make sure the skin underneath is dry and lifeless as well. To counter that, make sure you use a beard conditioner regularly, especially every time you shampoo your beard. 3. Brush/Comb your beard regularly © Getty Images How do you get rid of flaky, dry skin underneath your beard? You brush/comb your beard religiously. It's as simple as that. 4. Use a beard oil © Getty Images A beard oil will not just keep your beard nice, shiny, and healthy, it will also make sure that the skin underneath the beard is deep conditioned and moisturized, while giving it the nourishment it requires. Do them religiously for a week, and see the difference for yourself!
  10. With a rather abrupt ending to 'Game Of Thrones', the series finale has left some rather gaping questions, that have now sadly become dead ends for the show. Here's a list of unanswered questions from the show that we will probably never get the answers to: 1. What Was The Point Of Jon's Heritage? © HBO Was there even a point to Jon being a Targaryen? The R+L=J theory was significant to the plotline at the very beginning and had caused a lot of noise. I remember when I first started watching the show, I was rather obsessed with Jon Snow's parentage. At that point, the mystery wasn't the identity of his parents, because it was safely assumed that Ned Stark was his biological father. The real question was, who was Jon's mother? And this used to be subject of many passionate debates by the fans. But now that we know that he was a true born Targaryen with the highest claim to the Iron Throne, does this information, which by the way is the only reason that David Benioff, D. B. Weiss got rights to produce the show in the first place, not matter at all? In the aftermath of the Queen'sassaination when the Lords gathered around to listen to what Tyrion had to say (who, by the way, is a prisoner at this point) and justified why Bran should be King, why did he not consider Jon and his claim to the Throne? Despite slaying the Queen, he does have a pretty strong claim to the Throne. 2. Varys And His Birds © HBO Firstly, Varys' execution was damn shady. How can the Master Of Whisperers, who is so conniving that he survived the most unfavourable of circumstances, be so naive? Talking to Jon directly out in the open was not a great idea, but it certainly is not something Varys would do. What happened to him? Did he hit his head against the wall that caused him to take dumb but potentially life-destroying decisions? But anyway, when he's summoned for his execution, he drops his ring in a pot and burns this one letter that he was writing, which contained the truth about what was going on. The rest of the letters were enclosed and sent off. What happened to them? Do the Lords not know? Why is there no mention of this? And if he did manage to get the message sent across, why is there no stir in all the Kingdoms of Westeros? 3. Arya's White Horse © Twitter Arya finds a white horse at the end of the penultimate episode. Some argued that there could possibly be biblical notions attached to this White Horse. Arya is then seen riding out of King's Landing. But wait, in the next episode, she's seen in King's Landing again. How does that work? What was the horse for then? To traverse past the dead burnt bodies and not step on them? It doesn't make any sense, but rather sounds preposterous instead. 4. Is Winter Still Coming? © HBO Talking about the long drawn-out catchphrase synonymous to 'GoT', we deserved to know if Winter was finally coming in the end or not. The new council meeting by Bran was set in the background of something that looked more spring-like? So, is Winter finally gone for good? 5. Bran the Broken © HBO If every main character had a purpose for which they were brought on the show, what was Bran's purpose? We've been told that the Three-Eyed Raven knows everything and has immense power but if that's the case, why doesn't Bran use it? Why does he sit quietly observing what he already knows is going to happen. And the case against him for not changing things doesn't work either. Like he has done many times before, why did he not warg into someone and potentially save thousands of lives in King's Landing? This does somehow make him an accomplice to genocide. But in retrospect, this could've possibly been his plan all along? In normal circumstances, no one would make Bran the King. He's a cripple who apparently can't father children and couldn't possibly further the lineage. And in 'Game of Thrones', we've seen the darkest of things being pulled off by characters just get their hands on the throne. Everyone's creepily obsessed with it, case in point, Daenerys. Could it be possible, that Bran schemed it all in his favour because he can clearly control the past and the present? 6. The Honeycomb and the Jackass This might seem a little irrelevant, but hear me out first. One of the series' long-running secrets, Tyrion's story about bringing a honeycomb and a jackass to a brothel, is a legend in its own right. The joke had been teased two times before the finale- when he was a prisoner at the Eyrie, in Season 1, and during a scene in Season 6, where he shared wine with Grey Worm and Missandei. In Season 1, during Tyrion's trial, he attempts to crack the honeycomb joke, which seems so out-of-place because he's a prisoner being tried for his life, why is he being given the liberty to speak at all? Then in the final episode of Season 8, when Tyrion is Hand of the King to Bran and has a Small Council Meeting, he brings up the joke again, and for a moment, we feel like we are finally going to hear the end of it, which would be perfect given how the show was coming to an end. But, no, the camera cuts and we realize how irrelevant this discussion was. This clearly makes a strong case for bad writing. Instead of showing what's relevant for better closure, we get this. A pointless, incomplete joke. 7. Where Are Daario Nahaaris, Meera Reed & Ellaria Sand? © HBO Daario Nahaaris was a Tyroshi mercenary that was once Dany's adviser and lover but was left behind by Dany when she realized forging new alliances in King's Landing will be more fruitful than taking old ones. What is he doing now? What about Meereen? Meera Reed got Bran back safely to Winterfell, protecting him from the White Walkers and then the plot conveniently forgot about her. Ellaria Sand was locked up in the dungeons to die after watching her daughter die. Did she end up dying? Why did we not get closure on these crucial characters? 8. Why Is There Still A Night's Watch? © HBO What does a Night's Watch defend if there are no White Walkers in the first place? Does it need to exist anymore? A question that no one seems to bother about, except Jon, when he was exiled to the Night's Watch. This is probably why he abandoned it and set on an adventure to discover a world further North. If these scenes held no significance to the main narrative, they shouldn't have been included in the first place. Instead, they could've probably been replaced with significant content that would've made Dany's and Jon's actions convincing, leading up to a satisfactory finale with no loopholes.
  11. Ever since making their ICC World Cup debut in 1992, South Africa have struggled to justify their talent. The perennial underachievers of cricket, the Proteas have reached the semifinals on four occasions but just couldn't hold their nerve to go all the way. But, as their hunt for an elusive maiden title goes on, the current crop of players and the new-look South African squad offer great promise going into this year's World Cup. Led by Faf du Plessis, South Africa's 15-man squad is a healthy composition of youth and experience. The availability of Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla gives the Proteas three solid opening options. While De Kock is a sure-shot pick for the opening slot, Markram and Amla will possibly have to compete for the other spot at the top. Just like their opening options, South Africa have plenty to choose from for their pace attack. There's Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi who will surely come in handy in the English conditions. They will find adequate assistance from Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo who seem to be making the most of their opportunities lately. Reuters While the surfaces in England and Wales aren't expected to favour spin bowling, but, if need be, South Africa will be more than happy to call upon veteran Imran Tahir who is coming off a spectacular run in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL). More importantly, since the master leg-spinner has announced his retirement after the ICC World Cup, Tahir will be eager to make an impression in his ODI swansong. On the other hand, Tabraiz Shamsi has also been roped in to provide the Proteas a second spin option. The left-arm wrist spinner has been around the circuit for a while now, but the exploits of Tahir has kept him at bay. Going into the mega event, Shamsi can also use it as an opportunity to prove his credentials as a potential long-term replacement for the departing Tahir. Reuters In the batting department, South Africa's top-heavy line-up is followed by a pretty decent, but yet to be tested, middle-order which is comprised of Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller and JP Duminy, with the latter's knowledge and adaptability putting his side in good stead. For those unfavourable times, the Proteas also have the cushion of Andile Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris to accelerate the innings in key moments of the game. All in all, the Du Plessis-led brigade has plenty of options in almost all the departments, but, at the cricket's biggest stage, South Africa will need to find their winning combination, not to mention click as a unit, if they intend to get rid of the 'chokers' tag. Can they really do it? We'll see when they open their campaign against England on 30th May at the Kennington Oval in London. Squad: Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(wk), David Miller, JP Duminy, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi.
  12. Getting the right beard for your face can be tricky business. There are tonnes of beard styles to choose from and there's the question of what suits your face and what doesn't. The good part about a well-groomed beard is that if angled well, it can easily hide your face fat. Here are celebrity-approved beard styles that you should look out for this season that have worked well for celebrities and by extension, will work for you: 1. Zac Efron © Instagram For the promotion of his movie based on the life of serial killer Ted Bundy, 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile', Zac Efron dyed his hair and sported a beard that worked so well for his face. We love the disjointed moustache and beard, which despite being separate, complement each other so well. 2. Shahid Kapoor © Instagram Beard days for Shahid Kapoor are back. After roughly spending quite some time without it, Shahid Kapoor has grown a wild one for his movie 'Kabir Singh' and also sports a subtler version for its promotions. 3. Siddhant Chaturvedi © Instagram MC Sher's charm in 'Gully Boy' partly came from Siddhant Chaturvedi's beard. This is a minimal effort beard that doesn't take that long to grow. Consistency is key so be patient if you want to grow a beard like him. 4. Ranveer Singh © Instagram Post 'Gully Boy', Ranveer Singh depends on two signatures. A single moustache on an otherwise clean-shaven face or a medium-grown beard with a slightly shaped moustache. We think this is a great beard style if you want to stand out in a room full of bearded men. 5. Jake Gyllenhaal © Instagram We're excited for his Marvel debut with the upcoming 'Spiderman' movie but in the meantime, we can admire him for his thickly grown beard which definitely works well for his face structure. 6. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau © Instagram We love Jaime Lannister in 'GoT' but outside of it, the man does know a thing or two about grooming a fine salt and pepper beard. 7. Jim Sarbh © Instagram We love Jim Sarbh's beard that has a raw aesthetic to it. There's something about natural beards that are rather attractive and Jim Sarbh is a prime example in that category. 8. Hrithik Roshan © Instagram Hrithik Roshan just posted a selfie with a freshly grown beard. This beard is perfect for the hot months when maintaining a full beard is practically impossible.
  13. Snapchat is back in the news guys, and this time, it's because of a new filter that's quite hilarious. It's the new Gender Changing filter that can make you look like a girl or a boy. Even if you don't actively use Snapchat anymore, you should still check it out. It works surprisingly good. But that's not the main story you're here for, is it? Well, a guy decided to take it to a whole new level by setting up a Tinder account for a female version of himself which he created using the filter. Yes, it sounds like a dumb idea, but it 'she' ended up getting a ton of likes and matches. © Twitter Jake Askew said he decided to set up the account because it looked 'unreal' to him. But little did he know that a lot of folks on Tinder would agree. He apparently got over 1,650 likes on his profile, and he ended up matching with 200-400 of them. WHAT?? As you can see, he set up the account by the name of 'Jess', and marked her as a student at the University of Derby. He noted that a lot of guys approached 'Jess' with rather indecent proposals. © Pexels He ended up sharing this whole fiasco on Twitter, and the tweet has since been liked by more than 6,000 people. This Snapchat filter is clearly trending right now! Go, give it a try if you haven't already.
  14. Do you keep missing gym sessions due to lack of motivation? Do you find lame excuses to destroy your diet and screw your own fitness progress? Here, I am going to talk a little bit about human psychology and how you can kick the crutches of motivation and actually achieve the results you are looking for. Motivation is of two kinds: 1. Extrinsic Motivation - Motivation to act in a certain way due to external rewards such as money, fame, marks, and praise. E.g. – Losing fat so you can impress the girl that you like. 2. Intrinsic Motivation - Motivation to act in a certain way due to internal reasons. E.g. – Losing fat because you want to be fit and live longer. © Getty Images If you're losing fat because someone else wants it, you will lose motivation and go off-track soon. Apparently, our goal should be to shift our focus from Extrinsic Motivation to Intrinsic Motivation over time. This will give meaning to your goal! Okay, you get it now. But how to keep that motivation up, throughout? Let me tell you – even the topmost athletes lose motivation to stick to their Nutrition & Workout Plan sometimes. They're humans too. So what keeps them on the track? These things: 1. Structured Nutrition & Workout Plans: If you have a structured Nutrition & Workout plan outlined and customized according to your lifestyle, the chances of you going off-track reduce 10x. Do you know why? Because you look forward to the exercises and meals planned for the day. This makes you stick to the plan. 2. Meal Preparation For The Week: In continuation of the previous point, the preparation of the majority of the meals of the week will make you stick to the routine and minimize decision fatigue. © Getty Images 3. Fitness As A Lifestyle: Make fitness, your workouts and eating accordingly, a part of your lifestyle. All of this should never be a burden to you. Instead, all of this should add meaning to your life. 4. Flexible & Realistic Plans: If your plans are flexible, realistic and don't require you to eat salads all day, the chances of you to stick to your routine and keeping the motivated increase to a new level. You should indulge in your favourite foods moderately, whenever you want to. Summary – Stop waiting for Motivation to come and kiss your feet. Instead, create a routine that you can stick to and be disciplined. About the Author: Strong believer of No-Nonsense Approach when it comes to Fitness, he has been fortunate enough to learn from the brightest minds in the industry. 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
  15. I am super pumped up for the upcoming week. My dream smartphone, OnePlus 7 Pro is hitting the markets on May 14 with a grand global launch across New York, London and Bangalore at 8.15 PM IST. You know what this means for tech watchers like me, right? All we are doing right now is spending hours on Twitter speculating how this product will turn out to be. While this is a huge news in itself, there is something even bigger - a chance to experience the flagship device first-hand before everyone else. How you ask? OnePlus will host a one-of-a-kind 'OnePlus Experience Pop-Up' on May 17 (three days post launch), starting at 7PM at Amphitheatre, Select City Walk, New Delhi. The Experience Pop-Up will be an experiential zone where the OnePlus community will come together to get their hands on the latest flagship from the brand - the OnePlus 7 Pro. There will also be limited stock pop-up stores on May 15 across seven major cities in India - Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai and Ahmedabad, where attendees will be the first to get their hands on the device. There's more! Early birds at these pop-ups will also stand a chance to receive exclusive goodies including OnePlus Type-C Bullets, Netflix and Amazon Vouchers, along with OnePlus back cases, OnePlus tote bags and OnePlus 'Never Settle' t-shirts. There will also be exclusive workshops and exciting events for the community, over the course of the month including gaming leagues, content creation and photography workshops. Ready to Go Beyond Speed? Invites for the #OnePlus7Series Launch Event are now LIVE ð¨ Get yours here - https://t.co/qh8beU9AOI pic.twitter.com/JYtn7F8rUU — OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) April 25, 2019 So what is that we are expecting out of the brand this time? We speculate that the OnePlus 7 is likely to do away with the dewdrop notch which was introduced in the OnePlus 6T. Instead of the notch, the OnePlus 7 Pro may include a pop-up camera selfie camera instead and also have QHD+ 90Hz AMOLED display. While there are too many speculations and rumours floating across the internet, we can find it all on May 14 when the flagship product launches. More than 8,000 attendees are expected to attend this worldwide launch. But for those who cannot, live stream the launch here.
  16. The summer sun is beating down relentlessly, and the rising temperatures make looking sharp seem like a challenging task. You want to dress well and look your best, but comfort is just as important. And unlike winter, wearing more than one layer of clothing in this heat will only have you sweating uncontrollably. So, what can you do to make sure that looking good this summer doesn't come at the cost of staying cool, both figuratively and literally? As luck would have it, you don't need to do much. Just follow these five simple tips, and make sure your summer style game is head and shoulders above the rest! Tip 1: Add A Bit Of Colour To Your Life (And Your Wardrobe!) © Unsplash Just like muted, darker shades better reflect the winter months, wearing bright colours is the more appropriate fashion choice during summer. The black clothes that served you well throughout the winter will cause you to overheat in the summer, because science teaches us that black absorbs more heat. Therefore, with a wardrobe stocked with shirts, t shirts, and shorts in a range of colours, you can put together several eye-catching outfits that will help you really embrace the spirit of summer. You even have the option of exploring the world of trendy patterned shorts, or sporting some of the best printed t shirts for men , if you want to experiment with more than just colours. Tip 2: Don't Be Afraid To Experiment With Your Look © Unsplash A change of weather can go hand in hand with a change in appearance, and summer is the ideal time to try out something simple and stylish. This could involve switching your business suits with a light and trendy linen variant, or topping off your stylish ensemble with a hat. Also, if you've secretly been harbouring a desire to cut short your mane or shave off your beard, now is the time to take that plunge! Not only will this decision freshen up your look, but it makes for an extremely practical fashion choice as well, given how oppressive Indian summers can be. Before you do that, however, it's important to note that the key to making this change (and looking your best throughout) is finding the best razor for the job, one that works well not only on your skin, but also matches your preferences and budget. Tip 3: There's A Fine Line Between Rugged And Unkempt © Wikimedia Commons Whether you choose to maintain a bushy beard or a classic clean shaven look, you need to build up a collection of quality shaving supplies that will help you look well-groomed throughout the summer. If you don't devote enough time and attention to your facial hair, you risk completely messing up the rugged look you were going for, and ending up looking untidy and unkempt. Save yourself the embarrassment by investing in items like the best safety razor for your skin type, as well as a beard balm and shampoo that suits your facial hair the most. Tip 4: Good Grooming Habits Don't Take A Vacation © Unsplash Summer is a time for lengthy vacations, usually spent enjoying the cooler climes of a hill station, or lounging around at the beach. With no daily chores or office work to worry about, it's quite natural for you to relax and let your grooming routine slip a bit too. However, staying out in the sun too long or exposing yourself to the cool, dry air can take its toll on your skin and hair. That's why it's important for you to check out the best travel kits for men that can store all your grooming essentials, so that your personal regime never takes a day off, even if you do! Tip 5: To Beat The Heat, You Might Need To Splash The Cash! © Unsplash When it comes to style or skincare, most Indian men have the unfortunate habit of shying away from buying premium products after taking one look at the price tag. Well, we're here to tell you that investing in quality pieces will not only set you apart from the rest, but actually makes for a smart financial decision as well! The longevity of quality products ensures that they last longer than their cheaper counterparts, which means that you'll be spending less in the long run. So, the next time you're out shopping, go for the finest summer fragrance, the smartest sunglasses, the best razor blade , and the most stylish linen shirts you could get your hands on.
  17. Whether you're watching 'Game Of Thrones', 'Avengers: Endgame' or working on any important presentation, leave everything aside for a moment and focus on today's hot topic - Met Gala 2019. View this post on Instagram Met 2019 A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on May 6, 2019 at 8:59pm PDT The 2019 "Foreigners Ka Fancy Dress Competition" aka Met Gala just took place at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year's theme was 'Camp: Notes on Fashion'. While everyone tried to look their best at the event, the moment Priyanka Chopra Jonas walked the red carpet, no one else mattered anymore. Priyanka wore a Dior gown. View this post on Instagram Met 2019 A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on May 6, 2019 at 8:54pm PDT Priyanka, who is attenting the Met Gala for the third time, came with Nick 'Jiju' Jonas. Given the kind of looks that Priyanka and everyone else have been serving since the past few years, one thing is confirmed - Met Gala is basically an opportunity for every troll out there to showcase their talent by churning out hilarious memes. This year, too, Priyanka did not disappoint desi Twitter. © Reuters While it took Priyanka hours to get that perfectly outrageous look in place, it took people on Twitter only seconds to turn her Met Gala look into a meme. From comparing Priyanka to The Mad Hatter from 'Alice In Wonderland' to comparing Nick to Littlefinger from 'Game Of Thrones'; people had all sorts of jokes to crack on this power-couple. Some even said that Nick looked like Priyanka's butler. What kind of a weird 10 year challenge is this?? #METGala #PriyankaChopra #MetGala2019 #METGala theme pic.twitter.com/spM0sOjftf — Sonam Revankar (@HappyyCurls) May 7, 2019 ððð Sridevi invented this kind of makeup ðð pic.twitter.com/0gBSeHc0JB — RoOpâ¤Luvsâ¤MADHURI (@RoopluvsMadhuri) May 7, 2019 For total shock proof life, Use Havells MCBs ð#PriyankaChopra #MetGala pic.twitter.com/dMRmZ9X5MC — Anshul Mahajan (@2794_anshul) May 7, 2019 The "Wakanda Forever" Look#PriyankaChopra pic.twitter.com/GfRnIoHacf — Manali Gharat ðº (@ManaliGharat) May 7, 2019 Amba did it way before it was cool ð»ï¸ #MET2019 #priyankachopra #nickyanka #metgala pic.twitter.com/PQFCr1g1AU — Natasha Singh (@FaujiWife) May 7, 2019 it's so disappointing to realize that these celebs spend millions to get a BHIKARI look. #PriyankaChopra https://t.co/roryMI9vn5 — Funnily Serious (@notionalvieww) May 7, 2019 @priyankachopra is clearly inspired by the children of the forest #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/xuTVuFCTzO — Chulbul Panda ð¼ (@ChulbuliImli) May 7, 2019 #PriyankaChopra, seen here with her butler, Mr. Priyanka Chopra, looked gorgeous. Her makeup was amazing. I wish there were great photos of her though, and that the butler brought it. #MetGala pic.twitter.com/e1LytZJqxh — (((Allison Ivy Stark))) (@Allison_Ivy79) May 7, 2019 Who carried this off better? @yogibabu_offl or @priyankachopra ? #YogiBabu #Priyanka #PriyankaChopra pic.twitter.com/8WunwrydQi — Arvind Akshay (@God_Of_Pot) May 7, 2019 Great to know that #CenterShock is back & #PriyankaChopra is endorsing it. pic.twitter.com/7WjcumnIVa — Breaking Movies (@BreakingViews4u) May 7, 2019 Inspiration can come from anywhere & anyone ð¤·ð»#PriyankaChopra #MetGala pic.twitter.com/YeRTvWo7pl — Suchi Das (@Suchi_Das05) May 7, 2019 #Missandei with #PetyrBaelish#GameofThrones #PriyankaChopra #NickJonas pic.twitter.com/WyYbOhsOJs — Swamy Naidu (@swamy__naidu) May 7, 2019 Pic 1 :- when you are "Home Alone with MOM" Pic 2 :- When you are "Hone Alone with DADDY#MetGala2019#METGala #priyankachopra pic.twitter.com/aXv0T65bFd — Haru ð¥ð¥ (@HValangar) May 7, 2019
  18. One haunting issue that overweight guys often face is a fatty chest. Whether you call it man-boobs, man-titties or moobs, a lot of us have them. However, getting rid of them seems impossible for some of you. You go on a Googling spree to find out the best ways to reduce man breasts and the search results throw the best foods, the best diet, the best exercises etc at you. I know, you have tried all kinds of chest workouts including endless sets of dumbbell presses and cable flys to make your moobs go away. Yet, nothing seems to work. © Getty Images Let's first understand what causes it and then get on to how you can reduce them: 1. Pseudogynecomastia – It's Just Fat Accumulated On The Chest Area: This is perfectly normal and happens with the majority of the men and the reason is simple- being overweight. Now, how to get rid of that extra fat? Energy Deficit Nutrition Plan: If you're an avid reader of this space, you might already know what I'm talking about. You need to consume less energy through food than what your body burns. Go on a diet and eat fewer calories than what your body needs to reduce weight. Strength Training: A well-structured training plan which allows for progression in every gym session should be followed. © Getty Images The above-mentioned points combined with good recovery will help you immensely. Also, trust the process and be patient. You're going to get rid of those jiggles soon, just give it time. 2. Gynecomastia – Growth Of The Male Breast Tissue: This condition is caused by increased estrogen activity, decreased testosterone activity, or the use of numerous medications. Obesity itself is tied to increasing the likelihood of the development of gynecomastia. The only way to really know if you have Gynecomastia is to go to a doctor. They might also do some blood tests to check your testosterone levels and female *** hormones like estrogen. Apparently, if you're diagnosed with this condition, your doctor would be the best person to guide you on this. This might include: - Surgery to remove extra fat in the chest area - Medicinal intervention So, in conclusion, if you are facing the issue of chest fat, the first part would be to understand the reason behind it. If you have excess body fat, simply go on a diet and train and lose some weight. You will then find out if it is gynecomastia or simply excess fat. You can do nothing to remove it instantly but you can always work towards looking better than you are and being better than you are today. About the Author: Strong believer of No-Nonsense Approach when it comes to Fitness, he has been fortunate enough to learn from the brightest minds in the industry. 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
  19. Everyone has an idol that they look up to. We all have that one personality that we absolutely want to look like, be it a sports personality or someone from the fitness industry itself. With the growth of the internet and social media, in particular, we have motivation and inspiration available to us 24-hours a day at just a click of a button, but the fact remains that 99.9 per cent of the population is not able to emulate the physique of the personality that they look up to. Why? Because you only want to look like them without putting in the effort that is required to look the way they look or be as fit, strong or agile as they are. The ideal physique that you are aspiring to achieve come with a certain level of investment in terms of hard work, dedication and time. © YouTube Let's look at what an athlete or a fitness personality does which a normal person does not. 1. No Quick Fixes The people with the best physiques have been putting in their blood and sweat to achieve the physique for a long, long time. We are talking about years and in some cases, even decades. Compare that to people who want to quit working out because they cannot see their abs popping out in a month or give up because they could not outsize John Abraham after a month of weight training. It is unrealistic and outright stupid, if I am being honest, to think that it will happen in a matter of weeks what took the best athletes out there years to achieve. You need to be in it for the long haul. 2. Plans Ahead & Is Realistic How would you plan on reaching somewhere if you don't know how to get there? You would also have no idea about the time it would take to get there, which again would have you set up unrealistic goals and timeframe. People with best physiques, on the other hand, know where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. They set up goals and move from goal to goal. Even if they are not looking to compete, they train with a plan rather than just going with the flow. © YouTube 3. Not Have Washboard Abs Year Round People who have achieved drool-worthy physiques know that it is impossible to be shredded 12 months a year and putting on muscle mass is as important as being leaner no matter what your goal is. If you are interested in performance and not the looks side of things, muscle mass becomes much more important for you, as muscular endurance and strength are what's going to help you perform better at your respective sport/activity. Look at it this way, if you want to look athletic, you have to be athletic. Start focusing on performance and body composition will take care of itself. 4. They Do Not Starve Themselves For Years On At A Stretch What most people do not understand is that it is easy to lose fat but hard to gain muscle mass. A major chunk of time goes into doing the latter when we talk about athletes who have achieved something in their respective careers. Losing fat makes you eat less which creates a shortage of energy in the body, which in turn, stops you from training and recovering optimally and any person with half a brain cell should be able to guess that training optimally and recovering from that training, is what is needed to attain the goals that you are trying to achieve. Conclusion: We all want to be the best versions of ourselves like the people we look up to but are we doing what they are doing to get where they are? Remember, no athlete in this world turned out world class in a day, you HAVE to put in the time and effort needed to get there, otherwise, you are just wasting your time. At the end of the day, it is largely mental, it's about setting a goal and starting on the path to achieving it without ever looking back. When you do that, you strive for constant improvement, nourish and take care of your body and be in control of yourself. Once you do that consistently, you'll come to a realization that how much can you achieve, how there is always a scope for improvement and how much it sucks to live any other way. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. He has coached individuals from all forms of life, right from people looking to get in shape in general to national level bodybuilding and physique athletes. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness or his Instagram handle if you are looking for professional help with your fitness goals.
  20. The atmosphere in the country is pretty charged at the moment, courtesy the ongoing 2019 General Elections, which have been unravelling in phases all across India. Elections in India happen to be a rather sensitive issue, even though most people would want you to believe otherwise. © Getty Images It has a very interesting way of segregating people on the basis of favourite (which are only a handful) politicians, favoured political ideologies, “promises” and what not. Let alone the verbal crusades that are carried out on national television every night, elections have the power of creating a divide on dinner tables, and provoking long lost relatives to resurface of the family WhatsApp group with all guns blazing. © Getty Images And that is not all. It will not even spare your friends, who on most other situations stick to you like that college backlog which simply wouldn't give way. Many friendships have come in the line of fire when it comes to sticking to our guns and proving our loyalty towards a certain political party we approve of, much against the better(or rather differing) suggestion of our dear buddies. © Getty Images Recently, a photo of a few friends travelling in a car, bearing different party flags went viral on social media. The photograph shows a bunch of youngsters sitting together in the car and the boot of a car, who hit the roads bearing party flags of Congress, CPI(M) and the BJP with broad smiles on their faces. The picture was widely shared across all social media platforms because of a simple message it sent out to every onlooker. That, regardless of the mini, semi-aggressive political discussions we end up indulging in every now and then, there is still a bigger scope of peacefully existence with people and friends with conflicting political inclinations. © Getty Images It is proof that it is simply not worth it to allow political differences to come in the way of valuable friendships. Let us celebrate the democracy that we live in by respecting one another's political choices, whether we agree with them or not. Let's have more of those healthy (and much-needed) political arguments with each other that always help us gain insights, and thereby make more aware decisions. © Reuters But most importantly, let us all head out to vote together and do our heart's bidding anyway. The right to vote is one of our biggest means of getting heard by those who shall eventually hold positions of power by becoming our representatives. What we do that day holds the power to decide the fate of not only the country but our personal futures too. © Reuters But regardless of the political ideologies we choose to align with, or the differences we fight on with our buddies, let us cherish those friendships and keep politics and elections from getting in the way of all the good times gone by, and yet to come. And those young men have just showed us how that is supposed to be done, and virally so. What do you guys say?
  21. We're in the 'Endgame' now, and Marvel is hellbent on making this experience a bigger, better and more wholesome experience. Marvel x Adidas Basketball 'Heroes Among Us' collection is coming out today. Clearly, they've carefully planned this so that both the movie and the collection release at the same time. The collection contains five specially-curated shoes that are both akin to the character that they're based on with cutting edge detailing second to none: 1. Marvel's Black Panther | Dame 5 Shoes © Adidas With core colours of black, active purple and silver metallic, the shoe is crafted in Damian Lillard's signature style. These sneakers are built with a flexible cushioning and foam pads that enhance comfort. 2. Marvel's Iron Man | Harden vol 3 Shoes © Adidas With core colours of scarlet, collegiate burgundy, gold metallic, these basketball shoes are inspired by James Harden's signature playing style with a special Iron Man themed exterior. 3. Marvel's Captain America | N3XT L3V3L Shoes © Adidas Using core colours of collegiate navy, cloud white, and scarlet, these kicks feature a sock-like construction with a laceless knit upper for a premium locked-down feel. It fits so well with the Captain America theme that you'll feel like you're wearing a part of his uniform. 4. Marvel's Thor | Marquee Boost Shoes © Adidas A classic look gets upgraded with modern details. These basketball shoes are built for quickness and agility on the hardwood. They have a molded ankle collar with a cushioned heel for support and comfort. 5. Marvel's Nick Fury | T-MAC 1 Shoes © Adidas With the colour interplay of core black, silver metallic and light metallic, These sneakers are designed to the likes of Tracy McGrady's signature style: smooth, unstoppable scoring game, these kicks have a retro aesthetic to them. 6. Marvel's Captain Marvel | Pro Vision Shoes © Adidas A bright interplay of blue, red and yellow, this is the new pair of kicks that combines a streetball-inspired look with modern detailing. The rubber outsole provides extra grips.
  22. All of us, at some point, have been swayed by the lure of magical supplements that promise incredible changes to our physique. Whether they were gym owners, gym bodybuilders, local gym gurus or trainers, we've all been duped by them when it comes to supplements. If not, consider yourself lucky! Were these supplements really needed for your progress? Was it worth spending your hard-earned money on coloured alien piss to sip between your workouts? © Getty Images These are the supplements that are pretty much garbage, which your gym guruji may have convinced you to consume: 1. BCAAs: The branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. They are essential, meaning they can't be produced by your body and must be obtained from food. Claims – Prevent Muscle Breakdown, Decrease Muscular fatigue and Soreness. Reality – If you're consuming 1.6 g/kg of Protein from Dietary sources, adding BCAAs to your plan would be equal to burning your money. 2. Glutamine: Glutamine is an Amino Acid too, which is derived from the Protein we eat. Claims – Muscle Building, Increased Growth Hormone & Muscle Recovery. Reality – Required Glutamine can be easily derived from the protein we eat. Most of the extra Glutamine we take via supplements don't even reach the muscles. It can only be helpful in certain situations like – critically ill people, immune system function and gut health. 3. Mass Gainer: Now, this is the supplement which I hate from the bottom of my heart. The reason? It's useless to the core. You're just paying for the powdered form of carbohydrates and fats which can easily be consumed via delicious food items like bananas, icecreams and pancakes. Now, who on Earth would eat these in powdered form? Claims – Magically increase your muscle mass and weight. Reality – Provides your extra calories in a powdered form which can easily be consumed via normal food. © Getty Images 4. Testosterone Boosters: All of us are aware that Testosterone is the king of all hormones which is required to build muscle. Claims – Magically increase testosterone to unbelievable numbers Reality – Consume foods containing adequate vitamins & minerals, sleep for 8-9 hours and disengage with any kind of harmful addictions. All of this will be more helpful if compared to an ill-dosed testosterone supplement. 5. Dianabol: Dianabol is the legal form of selling oral steroids and my perspective towards people using steroids is neutral. However, taking them without any professional guidance can end up with you possibly losing your life. Claims – Magically increase muscle mass and fast track the process. Reality – Apparently, the claim is right. However, the risk & reward ratio is too high. Could leave you with multiple health risks which may even translate to death. 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
  23. Virat Kohli is a name that doesn't really need an introduction, as he is the most popular cricketer that India has seen since the legend Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli is someone who is always seen leading the Indian team from the front, be it with the bat or on the field. But what really sets him apart is not just his cricketing skills, but his fitness too. © Reuters When it comes to fitness, the Indian captain just keeps on raising the bar and has become the fitness icon of India when it comes to sportsmen, as no other Indian athlete can match his fitness levels at present. In fact, I am also sure that his chiselled and amazing body is something that a lot of people are striving to get for themselves. In this article, I am going about how you can build a sportsman-like physique just like Virat Kohli: 1. Dietary Control In a recent interview, Virat himself said that he hasn't tasted 'butter naan' and 'butter chicken' in the last 5 years which used to be his favourite dish. This not only shows his immense discipline towards his diet but also tells you that he stays away from any kind of junk foods at all. You can't expect your body to look and respond like a sportsman if you're going to feed it junk food every now and then. Your diet should be as nutritious as possible. Avoid eating highly processed and less nutritious food all the time. 2. Increase Your Protein Intake The combination of the chiselled physique with explosive energy is impossible to achieve without a good amount of protein in your diet. Your body needs to have muscles to look muscular. Protein is the building block for muscles, thus it is very important that you include enough protein in your diet on a daily basis. Having 1.5 grams protein per Kg of body weight is a good place to start with and thereafter you can increase it according to your own individual needs. 3. Combination Of Resistance And Agility Training If you look at Virat's physique carefully, you will realize that he doesn't have too much of muscle mass. He is not bulky like a bodybuilder but yes, he has muscles. © Reuters To build muscles, you need to train with weights. When your muscles are subjected to resistance training regularly, your body tries to build new muscle fibres. Also, sport-specific performance like Kohli's will need regular agility training as well. You could choose from various forms of agility drills like ladder drills, cone drills or medicine balls. Working out at least 5 to 6 days in a week with a combination of resistance training and agility training will be best suited for a body like Virat's. 4. Consistency Virat didn't become Virat overnight. It took him years and years of hard work, dedication and discipline to become what he is today. You have to keep this in mind when you make a target to be like him. There will be temptation around you for skipping your workouts or to cheat on your meals, but you have you show your commitment towards your goals. This is what differentiates an achiever from a loser. Just do the hard work, be patient and you will see the results coming your way. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  24. Apple has updated its line of smart battery cases for the current generation on iPhones and the Cupertino giant has not only refined them but made them work in the favour of iPhones. The iPhone XR already has an impressive battery life and with the addition of the new Smart Battery Case, we were astonished as to how many hours our iPhones lasted. We got the smart battery case for the iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR and couldn't be happier with its performance. The new iPhone Smart Battery Case costs Rs 11,900 in India and here's our detailed analysis to let you know why it's worth it. How Does It Look? © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Apple follows a similar design ethos as the original Smart Battery Case. However, there are a few design features that have changed from before. It has the same soft silicone material as the normal covers but has changed ergonomically. It has micro-fibre in the inside so that it keeps your iPhone clean and now has a light that lights up when you charge the case separately. The hump at the back is now evenly distributed and extends to the bottom of the case. At the front, Apple has also removed the chin so that you can now use gestures easily to navigate on your iPhone. The top end of the Smart Battery Case is bendable which you use to slip in your iPhone. Do make sure that you slide in the phone rather than popping it in as you can damage the lightning port inside the cover. Having said that the Smart Battery Case is refined ergonomically, the case does make your phone heavier. It's also quite thick which can be an issue for people who like to wear tight fitted jeans/bottoms. How Does It Work © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Smart Battery Case is integrated with iOS and you can see the status of your battery on the lock screen or on the battery widget. The Smart Battery Case has a dedicated Lightning port which means you can charge the case and iPhone at the same time. The case offers Lightning Passthrough which makes it easier to charge both devices at the same time. You should note that it will charge the iPhone first and then the Smart Battery Case. You can even fast charge both devices as the Smart Battery Case also supports USB-PD (power delivery). You will need Apple's fast charger and USB-C to lightning cable in order for this to work. © Apple You can even charge both the case and the iPhone wirelessly as it works almost the same as it does via the wall charger. The iPhone will get the priority and then it will charge the Smart Battery Case. How's The Battery Life? When it comes to battery discharge, the Smart Battery Case keeps the iPhone charged to 100% for almost an entire day. The iPhone first consumes juice from the smart case and then starts to use its own battery when the juice on the case is depleted. This effectively made the iPhone XR last up to almost two full days (42 hours) on a single charge and the iPhone XS Max for around 38 hours. Do note that we used both the smartphones as our daily drivers that included hours of browsing, GPS navigation, a little bit of gaming and a lot of emails. If you are the kind of iPhone user who spends most of the day on your phone and your life depends on it, this accessory is a no brainer. Sure, it's expensive but it is probably the most comprehensive and reliable battery case you can get. It's integrated with iOS and has smart charging features that you won't find in any third party smart battery cases. It works wirelessly and can also be charged rapidly with Apple's fast charger. iPhone cases are our favourite accessories for the phones, and if you are planning to buy one soon; why not extend your battery life while you're at it?
  25. Ronaldo has the best physique among his counterparts in the sport and is one of the best athletes in the world. His day begins with a team practice session that lasts for about 3-4 hours, which includes football drills, HIIT drills, sprinting and weight training exercises. Ronaldo trains in the gym for 4 days/week. His lifting routine primarily focuses on enhancing strength, speed and a little bit of hypertrophy. This type of training is extremely beneficial for athletes. © Reuters Here are six tips that can help you in getting a body similar to that of the Juventus star: 1) Focus On Nutrition: For your body to look jacked, you need to get rid of excess body fat. To get rid of it, get into a state of calorie deficit. A calorie deficit is when you consume fewer calories than is required to maintain your current body weight. Lower body fat is required to showcase your muscles. For most guys, this is 7 to 10% body fat. © Unsplash 2) Pick A Sport: Sports can really help you to in staying active. Pick any sport whichever you like and enjoy it 2-3 times per week. 3) Lift Weights: Weight training is the base to look jacked like Ronaldo. Weight training has various benefits like improving your concentration, building muscle, burning fat, improved *** life, less risk of injury, etc. Hit the gym 3-4 days in a week and be consistent with it. Incorporate compound movements and isolation movements. Learn the motor-skill pattern to build your core strength. © Unsplash Full body movements like the squat, the bench press, the deadlift or the overhead press engage and train your core. Implement big movements properly in your training plan so that you can lift heavy overtime and gain a good amount of muscle. 4) Cardio- Doing some cardio will not hurt your gains if you take care of your nutrition. Cardio can help you to condition your physique, however, cardio can also be a problem if you do too much of it. You can do any form of cardio like HIIT (high-intensity interval training) or LISS (low-intensity steady state). 5) Sleep- Your body will never show signs of improvement if your sleep pattern is not on point. What do I mean by this? You need to get at least 6-7 hours of deep sleep. A good range is 7-8+ hrs for better recovery outcomes. Some might require more than 8 due to their genetics and stress. If you are not able to get at least 6 hours then you might face sleep deprival effects. 6) Supplements- Supplements can really help you fill the gaps. You don't have to take a ton of it and especially not bullshit ones like BCAAs, fat burners, testosterone booster, etc. In fact, I would suggest you take the effective ones like: 1) Whey Protein- Whey protein is more of a convenience food which can help you to fulfil your protein gap. Mostly required by vegetarians and vegans who find difficult to complete their protein intake per day. © Reuters 2) Creatine- Creatine can help you to look fuller overall. It also helps you to increase strength and lean body mass. 3-5g/day intake is sufficient. 3) Caffeine- Caffeine is a stimulant which can help you boost your mood before any intensive work. It boosts your performance in the gym and helps you do more work in a short time. A couple of shots of black coffee will do the magic. To achieve Ronaldo's physique you have to be consistent, disciplined and dedicated. Author Bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
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