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  1. Virat Kohli is arguably the best ODI batsman in the world of cricket for the past year or so and has enough silverware to support this argument. 2018 was probably his best year as a professional athlete ever since he was picked as one of the Men in Blue in 2008 and slowly escalated to become the leader of the team late in 2014. Having said that, the Delhi born had made a name for himself as a bit of a hot-head in the early years of his cricketing career and when he was made the captain of such a prestigious and famed team, people began to criticise his overzealous attitude and inability to control his temper. Indian fans of the game thought that Kohli's abusive language on the field brought disgrace to the uniform he wore, the same uniform that all-time great skippers like Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni had donned so proudly in the past. But according to the skipper, ever since Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and he tied the knot in December 2017, his methods of both playing the game and leading the team have changed for the better. Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017 “You become extremely responsible in your life and you start putting things into perspective a lot more. It has not only made me a better player and a better captain but also a better human being outside the field,” said Virat Kohli about the changes in him after marriage, in an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC). And surely, the 30-year-old has transformed his etiquette as a cricketer and put a lid on his anger, especially under pressure situations and foreign soil in the presence of a hostile audience. Be it bowing in front of a shrewd Australian crowd or asking the cricketing fans to stop booing Steve Smith (for the sandpaper gate in South Africa) and urging them to cheer for him instead for the brilliant cricketer that he is, Kohli has taken a 180 degree turn. Sure, there are times when Kohli lets one or two 'gaalis' out in excitement or frustration, but that's the competitive nature of an elite sportsman that will not (and should not) ever get away from him.
  2. Javed Jaffrey not only was an entertainer par excellence, but also used to rule the hearts of '90s kids. 'Boogie Woogie' used to be the rage back then, and his playful charisma struck a chord with everyone watching him on TV. Looks like he has passed that charisma on to his son - Meezaan - who is about to be launched in B-Town, by none other than Mr Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself. He is playing the lead along with Bhansali's niece, Sharmin Segal, in 'Malaal'. Apart from his father's screen presence, he also seems to have nailed the 'fashionably woke' role, judging by his pictures. Take a look here. He clearly knows how to use the appeal of distressed denim to his advantage. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meezaan (@meezaanj) on May 30, 2019 at 7:03am PDT We have always maintained that the dhoti-kurta needs to make a comeback, and he reiterates it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meezaan (@meezaanj) on Jun 1, 2019 at 1:27am PDT And again. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meezaan (@meezaanj) on May 21, 2019 at 7:36pm PDT You can never go wrong with a relaxed black layered ensemble. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meezaan (@meezaanj) on May 19, 2019 at 6:39am PDT A tux will always have your back (especially when you have a father who's a style guru himself). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meezaan (@meezaanj) on May 21, 2019 at 12:10am PDT Manbuns are not over, and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. Here's proof. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Meezaan (@meezaanj) on May 30, 2019 at 8:29pm PDT We wish you all the luck, Meezaan!
  3. What happens when you take meat-loving, fruit and vegetable-hating, fallacy-advocating men and design a diet for them? The Carnivore Diet is born. The introduction in itself would come across as a strong one, and you would agree with it once you know more about this new emerging diet that has been doing the rounds of social media galore recently. © Getty Images Popularized by Shawn Barker, a mid-50s strong and ripped world indoor rowing record-holder and an ex-MD, the carnivore diet is a dietary pattern that promotes only eating animal products. Mainly meat for all your meals. And it strongly advocates against eating any fruits and vegetables. It's not known if this was started as a strong contention to the vegan diet or an extreme extension of the ketogenic diet, but it sure as hell makes some questionable claims and promises that would fall flat in the face of science and logic. Here are some of the claims propagated by the Carnivore Diet: 1. Fruits & Vegetables Are Actually BAD For You © Getty Images Yes, you read this right. The carnivore diet goes ahead and makes claims on the lines of fruit and vegetable consumption being detrimental for your health. Even a fifth-grader can tell you the benefits of it, namely being fibre intake, nutrient intake, etc., and the carnivore diet makes an absurd claim against the same. 2. You Should ONLY Eat Animal Products © Getty Images Yup, just animal products and consume meat, primarily, for all your meals. Though the ketogenic diet also suggests eating mainly fats and protein, there are still some carbohydrates in your diet like green veggies. The carnivore diet, on the other hand, is virtually ZERO carbohydrates. 3. Calories Do Not Count Another absurd claim by this diet is that calories DO NOT count. As you are technically cutting out an entire food group, rather limiting yourself to just one food group in this diet, stating that it overcomes the law of thermodynamics is absurd. Calorie counting may NOT be necessary when you have such a restrictive dietary pattern but stating they do not matter at all is downright dubious. A sample carnivore diet and food options permissible in it looks like the following: • Food Options: Meat, fish (fattier the better), eggs, dairy (though most do not consume any due to carbs), bone marrow, fatty meat products, salt and pepper. Basically, anything that walks, crawls, flies, swims, or has had parents (barring humans, of course). • Breakfast: Coffee, scrambled eggs and bacon • Lunch: Steak or chicken liver • Snack: Bone broth or cheese • Dinner: Steak or hamburger patty or fatty fish For me, this diet would go down as an extremely misleading fad due to the following reasons: 1. Science Claims Otherwise Saying that fruits and vegetables are harmful is outright misleading. The fallacy is outright stupid in this case. You will hardly ever find any study showing unfavourable effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on human health. A study by Boeing et. al. concluded that regular fruit and veggie consumption has protective effects against coronary heart disease, hypertension, and stroke. 2. It Is Expensive Animal products all day long, all life? A diet has to be economically feasible as well in the long-term. An all-animal diet goes far off the reach for a majority of the population in terms of the cost. © Getty Images 3. Unsustainable Having an exclusive diet is hardly sustainable, be it any kind of a diet. If you think that you can follow an all-animal diet (I still think it is a bad idea) all your life, go ahead. For almost 99% of the population, this may not be the case. 4. It May Be Unhealthy Eating just meat all-day long adding lard and butter on top of it and consuming it day-in and day-out. You may as well put up a big fancy board inviting a host of cardiovascular diseases and health problems. I'd say that the carnivore diet is just a new addition to the host of pre-existing fad diets and I am sure many people would still fall for it. Like I have mentioned multiple times, it is yet another fad that is far from healthy. 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.
  4. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are probably celebrating their victory and the chance of running the country for another 5 years, there's one guy who is crying his heart out for losing in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. YouTube Neetu Shuttern Wala, who hails from Jalandhar, stood independently in the recently held polls and claims to have gotten only 5 votes. When he was being interviewed, he broke down before the camera and started crying. Well, he is crying not because of the alleged 5 votes. He is crying because he got 5 votes despite having 9 people in his own family. Yes, his own family members betrayed him and didn't vote for him. The man, while wiping his tears, blamed his family and accused the EVM machines of tampering in the voting process, which resulted in his loss. The reporter then proceeded to leave no stone unturned to rub salt on the poor guy's wounds and asked him, "When your own family doesn't support you, how can you expect outsiders to help you?" Well, the man is so disheartened with the results that he has decided to not run for the elections ever again. We feel you man, we really do! But, people on Twitter are having a field day laughing at his misery. Iss independent candidate ko total 5 votes padi hain aur iske ghar mein 9 log hainððððððððð­ð­ð­ pic.twitter.com/E6f9HJXCYA — Rishav Sharma (@rishav_sharma1) May 23, 2019 Pata karo kon h vibhishan ððð — Robinhood (@Ragy_95) May 23, 2019 Bhot badi be-imaani hui hai iske sathð­ð­ð­ð­ð­ — ‏ÙÛرÛ٠خا٠(@Mehreen778) May 23, 2019 I can't stop laughing ðð𤣠— à¨à©à¨¤ à¨à©à¨° Ú¯ÙÛت Ú©Ùر (@kashmiri_kurii) May 23, 2019 à¤à¤¸ दà¥à¤¨à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾ सॠविशà¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¸ हॠà¤à¤ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ हॠमà¥à¤°à¤¾;) — Mohinder Pal Setia (@mohindersetia) May 23, 2019 ðððð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/aSVlQ6ZW8Z — @nv! :) (@Anvi008) May 23, 2019 This made my dayðð Can't stop laughing ð — naveen soni (@naveensoni484) May 23, 2019 Ye dekho @India8Heart ....Iske saath dhoka ho gaya.... — Chowkidar Kim Jong Un (@ChowkidarKim) May 23, 2019 While his emotional meltdown has now gone viral, looks like he got more than just 5 votes. Apparently, his voting tally currently stands at 856.
  5. You can trust Akshay Kumar to take up interesting projects and add versatility to his already super versatile career path. The man knows exactly what kind of movies he needs to pick, which serve a bigger purpose than merely entertaining the audience. Last seen as a Sikh warrior in 'Kesari', Khiladi Kumar is all set for his next movie 'Laxmmi Bomb' and his first look has got everyone screaming. View this post on Instagram âªBringing you one bomb of a story,#LaxmmiBomb starring @kiaraaliaadvani & yours truly!Bursting in cinemas on 5th June,2020ð¥ Fox Star Studios Presents A Cape of Good Films Production in association with Shabinaa Entertainment & Tusshar Entertainment House Written by Farhad Samji Directed by Raghava Lawrence Produced by Aruna Bhatia, Cape of Good films Produced by Shabinaa Khan and Tusshar Produced by Fox Star Studios @foxstarhindi @shabskofficial @tusshark89 #CapeOfGoodFilms A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on May 17, 2019 at 10:43pm PDT Now, you must be wondering what this kohl-rimmed-eyes look is all about. The movie is a remake of Southern hit film 'Kanchana' which was the second part of a two-part movie franchise directed by Raghava Lawrence. The movie follows the story of a man who gets possessed by the ghost of a transgender woman, who is looking for vendetta against the people who ruined her life. This looks like a very interesting role for Akshay and social media is abuzz with raving reviews of his first look. A completely Different role of @akshaykumar sir, Never fear to take risk in his career. Akki is truly KHATRON KE KHILADI. Kalwon ise kahte Risk lena, Rom-com ko Risky Gener Bana Diya tha salon ne.ð#LaxmmiBomb pic.twitter.com/ujZ8XtTbMp — Ankit (@iAnkitbdj) May 18, 2019 I've watched #Kanchana and have thoroughly enjoyed that movie. I genuinely wish that #LaxmmiBomb starring @akshaykumar & @Advani_Kiara do live upto the expectations set. And I must say, Akki's first look has already impressed me! ð®ð¹ð® pic.twitter.com/dg06a2OIQp — Samina Shaikh (@saminaUFshaikh) May 18, 2019 #LaxmmiBomb : F A B U L O U S & O U T S T A N D I N @akshaykumar bringing sum new concept That is y he is very versatile actor ð #AkshayKumar more power to you B O O M ð¥ð¥. ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥ ab BO pe patakhe phutege pic.twitter.com/9zcQH2hOFg — Bollywood Crazy (@BollywoodCrazy_) May 18, 2019 The movie is already a big hit down South and with a very intriguing story line, looks like it will work well in Bollywood as well. 'Laxmmi Bomb' is all set to release next June in 2020.
  6. 'Game Of Thrones' is not just one of the biggest shows possibly on the planet right now, but also an eyebrow raiser for a tonne of things. From the conniving plots to the gruesome deaths that might've affected millions of viewers across the globe to the dream pay packages for the actors, there are a number of reasons 'GOT' is special. via GIPHY A leading publication broke the salaries down for us: 'Game of Thrones' season 8 is a total of 434 minutes. Among the actors, the actor who plays the actor Cersei Lannister, Lena Headey screen time's is only 25 of those minutes. Another leading publication reported that her salary is around $1.2 million which comes down to 8,40,03,000 rupees, a remuneration which is on the same level as her co-stars Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, and Peter Dinklage. © Getty Images And apparently, her remuneration per minute would come down to $48,000, which would come down to Rs 33,60,000 approximately. And if we consider what action dominated her screen time this season: it would come down to her sipping wine and staring into the void from the safe (ahem not after the last episode: via GIPHY It is important to note at this point that Cersei Lannister's character played a central role in the preceding five seasons as a woman for her unpredictable game-changing moves in order to stick around the Iron Throne. This season, however, her character did not see much light as the central focus shifted to the White Walkers. But earning Rs 33 lakhs per minute for sipping wine and overseeing a war being shot is certainly a dream job we wouldn't mind having.
  7. Yes, you read it right. Before you start speculating or wondering if I have a very narrow approach towards making a tall claim with this self-proclaimed yet logical thought, allow me to explain the aesthetics of this Bran Stark kind of vision my mind is having (including a few other people on the internet who seem to agree). Here's how one can draw the conclusion on the basis of what pivotal roles these main character might play in the remaining two episodes: 1. Arya Stark As per Melissandre's prediction, a pair of green eyes awaits death at the hand of Arya Stark. Now everyone's obviously considering Cersei Lannister for this position, however, if you see, the mighty Khaleesi ALSO has green eyes. What if she indeed becomes the mad queen and is killed by Arya? Also Arya could secretly be working with Sansa and this could be their plan. 2. Jon Snow Okay, the man has cheated death way too many times and he needs to die. He could possibly die while saving Dany from sister Arya and get killed as collateral damage and that will not only be a great twist to the story but serve the role of catharsis in the content cycle. 3. Tyrion He will stay alive to carry on the Lannister legacy as the last remaining heir, maybe? Also if Sansa does get the throne, he could serve as her hand. Also there is an unsaid bond between the two anyway. HBO 4. Jamie and Cersei The guy left the one woman who loved him at Winterfell and is back to save his true love. The poetic justice for his 'karma' would be dying at the hands of Cersei itself, I guess? HBO 5. Yara Greyjoy Now she has to avenge the death of her brother and also take care of Euron. 6. Hound A Cleganebowl is pending, so I guess he gets killed in there. 7. Varys He already wants to dethrone Dany dearest and could secretly be plotting against her with Sansa. Okay, coming to how Sansa fits the bill and where she comes in the puzzle. Now she is a major character in the show and if the story line has not allowed her to kill any major person yet, that means she might hold to a crazy plot twist, right? What if she warned Cersei of Dany's arrival, is in tow with Varys and Arya (who is also not trusting the dragon queen at all) and wanted the dragon and the army to be caught off guard? This doesn't sound garish at all, right? What if when the war is over, she ultimately kills Cersei and in doing so, brings the story full circle with the fact that Ned Stark's daughter kills the evil woman. Now Cersei vs Dany on the throne is an obvious choice, Jon Snow on the throne will be very predictable and boring Arya doesn't want the throne. It leaves me believing the clever and the much respected Sansa Stark rules the throne with Arya serving as her chief of military and Tyrion as the hand.
  8. At an age when most kids were enjoying their childhood in a safe environment, Ahmad lost a leg in a landmine blast in Afghanistan. While this story will move most of us and bring tears to our eyes, there is someone somewhere who is living this horror every single day. While we complain about anything and everything under the sun, there are people who manage to smile even when their whole world is falling apart. This adorable kid, Ahmad, is one of them. Honestly, if there was a face for true happiness, Ahmad's face will probably come to all our minds. © Twitter Ahmad couldn't hold his emotions and started dancing with joy, after he received a prosthetic limb from an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Orthopedic center. Ahmad's emotions in the video show us what true happiness is and it will surely leave a smile on your face too. Ahmad received artificial limb in @ICRC_af Orthopedic center, he shows his emotion with dance after getting limbs. He come from Logar and lost his leg in a landmine. This is how his life changed and made him smile. pic.twitter.com/Sg7jJbUD2V — Roya Musawi (@roya_musawi) May 6, 2019 Whenever a war begins, children like Ahmad are the ones who suffer the most for absolutely no fault. While we can only pray for peace across the world, Ahmad's contagious smile and beautiful dance is what we hope to see everyday. Cute and happy #Afghan boy dances at the @ICRC_af orthopaedics center after he got a prosthetic leg. He was a victim of a landmine. via @roya_musawi pic.twitter.com/G1eRd9ZmFf — Sharif Hassan (@MSharif1990) May 6, 2019 Truly inspiring and the smile on his face is priceless. God bless the boy — Dhairyaa Taneja ð®ð³ (@dtanejas) May 6, 2019 What a living inspiration this boy is... Afghan deserves peace... And it will prevail. India is with you — Ankit Jhað®ð³ (@Adamantankit) May 6, 2019 What a living inspiration this boy is... Afghan deserves peace... And it will prevail. India is with you — Ankit Jhað®ð³ (@Adamantankit) May 6, 2019 Ahmad, who lost his leg 2a land mine in logar, rejoices at his newly acquired artificial limb from @ICRC Orthopedic Center. He signifies D irreparable damage inflicted on Afg& D everlasting hope 2stand &march ahead. This war must end to prevent further misery. Video @roya_musawi pic.twitter.com/abF29j11W6 — BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) May 6, 2019
  9. Last week, Game Of Thrones' 'The Long Night' episode had abysmal ratings all over the internet and we pointed out some key issues that were obviously very evident. Just to make it clear, I love the “Song of Ice and Fire" series; however, the last season has been disappointing for various reasons. I mean I don't want to be known as the “GOT Hater” but it is getting hard to defend the latest season. In fact, 'The Last Of The Starks' episode had its own share of issues that basically points to one thing: the showrunners are rushing the plot and have no clue what they are doing. © Rotten Tomatoes Just to give you a perspective, the first Season GOT has a 100% rating on every episode while the latest season is getting worse with every episode. “The Long Night” was second lowest episode on GOT's history as it had a rating of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. 'The Last Of The Starks' has now dethroned the previous episode to become the second lowest rated episode with a rating of 61% at the time of writing this. The lowest rated episode in GOT's history is Season 5 Episode 6 with a rating of 54%. Many scenes and plot lines defy logic and storytelling that is the primary cause for low ratings even on Metacritic. The episode is plagued with lapses in logic that were too irritating to ignore. It seems like many decisions are made to serve as it conveniently fits the plot but isn't really demanded by it. Needless to say that if you haven't seen the episode yet, we recommend you skip this story right now; because you have been warned. Jon's True Heritage © HBO We finally got to the point where Jon shared the secret of his true ancestral heritage with Arya and Sansa. It was a key moment we've all been waiting for to see how his family would react to the news. Just before Bran tells Arya and Sansa Jon's secret, the scene is set up with Arya telling Jon that she doesn't consider him as a half-brother but in fact her real brother. They set up a scene full of emotion but it all got screwed up as we didn't get to see any reactions from the two sisters as Bran told them Jon's secret. It was probably the most important scene of this season that would set up the entire season's plot, but instead we got to see nothing. Arya simply left Winterfell and we see Sansa crying while staring at Daenerys' dragons. Where is the conflict we were supposed to see? Where are all the emotions the scene built up right before? Why would they leave such a huge moment off camera? It's not that Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are bad actors, we've seen them give outstanding performances in previous seasons so why turn away now? The Weapon That Killed Rhaegal © HBO One of the shocking deaths was of Rhaegal as he was shot down by Scorpions used by Euron Greyjoy's fleet. Sure, that was a cool way to kill one of the dragons. However, my issue is with how he was killed. Rhaegal dies with three very precise shots that pierces through his body and ends up killing him. We've seen this weapon before as the Scorpion's bolt was first used to attack Drogon by Bronn in season 7. Here's my issue with this scene: all the three bolts right on target with utmost accuracy; however, when the same weapon is used against Drogon and Daenerys, each one of them misses. Just moments ago Euron's fleet hit every shot on Rhaegal but missed when Danny was charging them in a straight line of fire? © Hotstar Drogon is a much larger target and they still missed? Like the entire fleet targetted Drogon and not a single one hit. Sure, you could say that Rhaegal's injuries made him slower and weaker but it still doesn't justify that the entire fleet missed a larger target that was flying in a straight line towards them. This a classic case where decisions are taken for the convenience of the plot without putting any real effort or thought to them. The logic is missing because it seems like the show-runners have run out of ideas and are now just taking rushed decisions without taking logic into consideration. © HBO My other issue is with the bolt itself. Just last season we saw Drogon get injured by Bronn when he used the Scorpion to deter the attack. Drogon was visibly injured but was forced to land and Dany easily took it out. Now all of a sudden the bolt is powerful enough to destroy ships and pierce a dragon's skin. Have the bolts suddenly gotten stronger? Who will tell us that? Do the showrunners just expect us to assume that certain advances were made off-screen? C'mon guys, you can do better than that. Why Didn't Daenerys See The Fleet? © HBO Dany and her two dragons were literally 200 feet above sea level and neither of them spotted a massive fleet? I mean they could see them very clearly but both the dragons and Daenerys were flying around without having any sense of awareness? It's not like some lone-wolf was attacking them from behind a bush or something, it was an entire fleet! Given her vantage point up in the sky, Daenerys should have seen the Greyjoy fleet approaching. Ghost's Departure © HBO As a pet owner, I can't wait to get home from work and play with my dogs every day. I feel sad leaving them behind every day when coming to my workplace in the morning. It's sort of hard to believe that Ghost's departure was handled in the most unrealistic manner. Ghost has been with Jon ever since he was a pup and has saved his life many times. Ghost also battled the White Walkers and lost his ear in the 'Battle For Winterfell'. The least Jon could do was hug his direwolf before he sends him off with the free-folk. I mean, it was the saddest moment in the entire episode and we don't even see Jon interact with his pet wolf? I'm not the only one who felt this way, in fact, there were many Twitter reactions to this scene and you can read more about it here.
  10. India has been investing a lot of time and money into the country's space programme and India's mission for a manned trip to the moon is clinching closer than ever. In fact, India is three years ahead to send a manned crew to space. In a report by Bloomberg, the second Indian mission to the moon will have a lander, a rover and an orbiter that will be launched sometime between July 9 and July 16. The report goes to point out that all the modules are currently prepping for the mission and the moon landing is scheduled for September 6th. © Space Prime Minister Modi announced a $1.4 billion manned mission to the moon with a deadline of 2022. The Indian Space and Research Organisation or ISRO plans to launch 32 space missions in 2019 alone. © ISRO The second moon mission is being launched with the purpose of seeking and researching a source of waste-free nuclear energy. This new met jig is said to be worth trillions of dollars. India launched its first moon mission in October 2008 and ejected a probe that discovered water molecules on the surface of the moon. The 2008 mission also successfully completed 3,40 orbits. Previously, the ISRO has broken records by launching over 100 satellites in a single launch and specialises in cost-effective space missions. India beat Russia, who had previously held the record for launching 37 satellites in a single launch. Source: Bloomberg
  11. When asked to choose between representing your nation in the ICC World Cup and a month of crazy match schedules along with gruelling travelling in a league like the IPL, veterans would pick the former in a heartbeat. But someone like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is so dedicated to the game of cricket along with the love and prayers of both Chennai and the rest of the cricket-hungry lunatics of the country, tries to give more than he could bargain for and sometimes, that level of commitment leads to dire consequences. Sure, for a young athlete, being able to play for his country and a major league franchise on a regular basis, while literally making crores of rupees, has to be the greatest dream they could be living. There's nothing else they would rather do. But as they get older and their joints begin to crack and the muscles don't recover at the rate they once used to, priorities change. Dhoni has, without doubt, provided excellent service to his country with years and years of leading the Indian cricket team to glory both as a member and the leader of the squad. His unique batting style, raw power blended well with his ability to remain calm under stressful situations and it is that rare combination that allowed Mahi to do great things for his team on a regular basis. On the other hand, the man has led his IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings to great heights, winning three titles (2010, 2011, 2018), thereby making it the most successful team of the league (tied with Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians. Well done, @ChennaiIPL. A great display of quality cricket. Certainly the most consistent side of the tournament. A special knock from @ShaneRWatson33 in a crucial game which saw them through. #CSKvSRH #IPL2018Final pic.twitter.com/HhuaQJPbEF — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 27, 2018 Having said that, the service took a great toll on the wicket-keeper batsman's body, more specifically his back. Ever since the beginning of 2018, the former skipper had complained of an annoying back pain that he has incurred from the hours and hours of wicket-keeping, following the need to finish games for his side on a regular basis. At 37 years of age, Dhoni's fitness levels were questioned by fans and critics alike when he had decided to sit out of the match against Kane Williamson's SunRisers Hyderabad with less that two months remaining for the World Cup. While he did make an explosive comeback to the format, scoring his IPL career best of 84 in just 48 deliveries versus Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore, he did not feel a hundred percent as a player. What an innings! #JustThalaThings #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/30pvfu7v3D — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 21, 2019 But 'Thala' is a fighter and believes in playing through the pain. “I feel international cricketers are used to playing with some kind of a pain. If you want to be 100 percent and then play a game, maybe you will have to wait five years before you play the next game,” he'd said in a press conference on Tuesday. His wisdom, on the other hand, has asked of him to rest for a while, if his body demands it. With the quadrennial tournament just a month away, Dhoni, who started his IPL 2019 journey with an acute back spasm says that “it's holding up,” and that “It's not showing signs of getting worse”. However, he can't risk getting injured at this juncture, especially when he is such a vital pillar upon which the Men in Blue stand, and the Ranchi-born legend knows it: “With the World Cup coming up, I have to keep in mind that I can't really get injured, so that (World Cup) comes first. If it (back problem) gets worse, I'll definitely take some time off,” Dhoni added at the conference.
  12. Arguably one of the best footballers on the planet, Mohamed Salah continues to be a vital cog in Liverpool's title dreams in the ongoing season of the Premier League. For someone who started his career at the left-back position, Salah has thrived as a versatile forward, primarily playing as a winger on the right flank - a position he has made his own ever since arriving at the Anfield. While the recent reports might suggest that the Egyptian star might be on his way to Real Madrid in the summer, there is no denying that Salah is currently on cloud nine, owing to his success on the football field. To add to his ever-growing list of honours, Salah was recently named one of the world's most influential people by the Time magazine. ð©ð¼ð©ð½ pic.twitter.com/K3GCvyIt1Q — Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) April 18, 2019 The US magazine recognised the impact Salah has had in Egypt, the Middle East, and globally. Apart from his success on the field, Salah is extremely generous and his charitable work has not only improved the lives of the people in need, but also allowed him to establish himself as a global superstar. And, that's exactly why one of the world's biggest magazines chose him as one of the six cover stars for its annual issue. Attending the Time 100 gala in New York, the 26-year-old appeared as comfortable in a tuxedo as he's seen in a Liverpool kit. The Reds star rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in music, film and television at the red carpet. While he was joined by the likes of Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon, Brie Larson, Naomi Campbell and Dwayne Johnson to name a few, his photograph with Emilia Clarke aka Daenerys Targaryen at the event stood out. © Reuters With the Game Of Thrones (GoT) finale currently keeping everyone occupied, Clarke's picture with Salah appears to have brought the GoT fans and Liverpool loyalists together. As soon as the picture of the 'Egyptian King' and 'Mother of Dragons' surfaced on social media, fans couldn't help but gush over watching two proven stars in a single frame. Always knew Mo Salah is the rightful heir to the throne ðð — Don (@Dattydon) April 24, 2019 For the a hundreth time it's Pharaoh. — Ron Kiarie (@KiarieRon) April 24, 2019 Obviously she bent the knee ð¤·‍âï¸ — Sal Al kindi (@Saleh7Kindi) April 24, 2019 Mo Salah, first of his name, King of Egypt and Liverpool, slayer of goal-scoring records, winner of every award going, world-wide icon #LFC #Liverpoolfc — Annie Road Online (@AnnieRoadOnline) April 24, 2019 This is my favourite photo of all time — ca||um (@callumokayy) April 24, 2019 I'm sure she asked him to bend the knee. — ð¥âAsÌ·ce (@Muhd_almustafa) April 24, 2019 long live the king and the queenð — Gracé ð ð®ð¹ (@god_drrrrrrr) April 24, 2019 One is a great actor, the other is the mother of dragons — Psalmulaðºð¬ (@KevinSamula) April 24, 2019
  13. One of the leading ladies of international cricket and Kiwi superstar Hayley Jensen and her fellow athlete from Down Under, Nicola Hancock decided to make their cricketing partnership last a lifetime, as the couple tie the knot last weekend. Having been teammates for two straight seasons for Australia's Big Bash League franchise, Melbourne Stars, the couple saw a lot of individual success in the T20 league. While Jensen, an all-rounder, won the prestigious Una Paisley medal for being Victoria Women's Premier Cricket league's best player of the 2017-18 season, Hancock finished the latest season of the BBL as her squad's second-highest wicket-taker with 13 scalps in 14 games with an average of 19.92. The official news of the wedding was broken online by Hancock's team last evening: From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend! ðpic.twitter.com/QvWb7Ue0Qx — Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) April 18, 2019 "From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend!" the picture was captioned. Australia legalised same-*** marriage in December 2017 while New Zealand granted it the royal assent way back in 2013. However, as soon as the wedding pictures were available online, homophobia took over with the blink of an eye and flooded the team's twitter handle with slurs demeaning same-*** marriage: It isn't ryt — NITESH KUMAR (@nkojha9060) April 19, 2019 Challenge to Natural law — Kapil Kumar (@KapilKu03594795) April 19, 2019 Oh no It is unnatural marrige I think human is very beg animals — बà¥à¤°à¥à¤à¤à¤¾à¤° मà¥à¥à¤®à¥à¤®à¤¿à¤² फारà¥à¤à¥ (@MuzzammilFar) April 19, 2019 What a great indecent choice this sodomy women make to defile themselves — Joshua (@Joshua3059) April 18, 2019 If all girls will marry to each other then what will happen with boys or u can say who will marry with boys. I think this is unnatural. — kmljee (@kmljee) April 18, 2019 Pls stop these kind of activities this is uncertain and not good for the society — JSP Tarak (@TDPTARAK) April 19, 2019 Cricket is meant to be a gentleman's game,, what happened to the world??????? — Samiullah Saifi (@Samiull91563821) April 18, 2019 One common response to such homophobia is that it is the part of the society and that homosexual people have to be mentally strong enough to make such a decision and face the society with their heads held high, but why? Maybe that is the question that needs to be answered now. With the LGBTQ community being welcomed into society with open arms, why is it that marriage, a gesture to celebrate love, needs for the people involved to “prepare themselves”? Do straight couples need to worry about the kind of criticism that they might face from society after they get married? Sure, homosexuality has become a part of the world that we live in and sure people now have the right to identify themselves as “gay”, but normalising it, in our mundane lives, is something that continues to be our "to-do” list
  14. 2018 was a great year for influencer marketing. A lot of accounts across different platforms like YouTube, Instagram saw exponential growth. Heck, even the Undertaker is an influencer now. Naturally, a lot of millennial decided to cash in on the growth and make money from modelling, blogging, and vlogging. But have you ever imagined what would happen if these platforms seize to exist or your account gets randomly shut down someday? Well, you can ask the influencer 'Jessy Taylor'. Or just watch her YouTube video in which she's pouring out about getting her account mysteriously deleted from Instagram. The young star, who managed to rack up an impressive 113,000 followers by the time her account got deleted, starts off her video in tears. She's explaining that her old Instagram account got mysteriously deleted. “I'm in the middle of editing and my Instagram account got deleted. I've tried to get it back, I'm calling everyone I can,” she said. It appears as though her account was taken down after people reported her on the platform. “I'm nothing without my following,” says Jessy, who moved to LA to become famous on the platform. View this post on Instagram My old acct was deleted A post shared by Jessy taylor (@duhitsjessy) on Apr 5, 2019 at 3:16pm PDT She went on to rant about the fact that she now has to get a regular nine-to-five job, which is not something that she's planning on doing. She said, “I want to say to everybody that's reporting me: Think twice because you're ruining my life, because I make all of my money online, all of it and I don't want to lose that. I know people like to see me be down and be like them and the ninety percenters - the people who work nine-to-five - that is not me. I am in LA to not be like that.“ Jessy's video went somewhat viral on the internet racking up over 455,000 views. The video, however, has just over 700 likes against 10,000 dislikes. So it's safe to say that people aren't particularly happy with the outburst. BTW, Jessy is back on Instagram now, she now has just over 7,000 followers.
  15. Drones, the gadget denied to Indian enthusiasts by the DGCA, unless you are a wedding planner or photographer, is a heated topic in the country. While we may be debating the commercial use of drones in India, people in Australia can now get coffee and food delivered to them by our flying friends. © Pexels The company that is making the service a possibility is called “Wing” owned by Google's parent company Alphabet. The company has now begun delivering items to customers just outside Canberra, Australia's capital. The company has already tested the service 3,00 times in the past 18 months and is now ready to roll the service out for “eligible homes.” The service will be available in the outskirts of Canberra, namely in suburbs of Franklin, Palmerston and Crace. The company is already adding new customers and is expected to grow that number in the coming weeks and months. The company will start delivering over the counter items such as coffee, wraps, burritos and other smaller products. © Wing The key to the company's success is partnering with local businesses and merchants who want to get their products delivered to customers. The service is currently not at scale due to the nature of the project, however, it's a great step towards reducing emissions from traditional delivery methods. © Pexels Of course, we won't get to see something like this in India as we need special permission from DGCA to just own a drone or fly them in a specific area. In fact, if you want to know the precise rules of flying a drone in India, you can read our guide here. Until then, enjoy them drones at a nearby Delhi wedding where it showers you with rose petals!
  16. Last week saw history's most expensive divorce settlement making headlines all around the world as Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Bezos went their separate ways after years of being married. Post her divorce, MacKenzie now owns company shares that are cumulatively worth over 35 billion dollars, or over Rs 3500 crore. But if you are wondering which are the other most expensive divorce settlements in history here is the list. 1. Jeff Bezos - MacKenzie Bezos © Twitter Amazon founder and world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, has finally settled the long-talked-about divorce with wife MacKenzie Bezos, making it the world's most expensive divorce ever. Earlier this year, on 9th January Jeff Bezos, took to his Twitter account to announce the couple's impending divorce, after 26 years of marriage. 2. Alec Wildenstein - Jocelyn Wildenstein © BCCL After 24 years of marriage, French billionaire businessman and art dealer divorced his wife Swiss socialite Jocelyn after a lengthy court battle. Alec ended up shelling out 3.8 billion dollars as a divorce settlement. Reportedly she said she needed 1 million dollars to simply run her household, besides other expenses. 3. Rupert Murdoch - Anna Torv © BCCL Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Scottish journalist Anna had been married for 31 years, with three kids when the couple went their separate ways and filed a divorce. The divorce was settled at 1.7 billion dollars back in 1999. 4. Bernie Ecclestone - Slavica Radic © Networthhq Hailed as one of the richest men in the UK, Bernie Ecclestone was a highly popular Formula One executive. Married to Croatian model Slavica Radic in 1885 and after almost 24 years of marriage, the couple got divorced in 2009. The settlement cost Radic 1.2 billion dollars! Yes, the wife paid the ex-husband. 5. Steve - Elaine Wynn © BCCL Touted to be one of the biggest casino hotshots in Las Vegas, Steve and Elaine Wynn had gotten married twice. In 1963 and again in 1991, yet the marriage failed both times. However, the second time around the settlement was reached at 1 billion dollars, which was very high for the time. 6. Harold Hamm - Sue Ann Arnall © CNBC The couple is infamously known for a very public, ugly divorce proceedings. Oil baron Harold ended up cashing out 975 million dollars for his wife upon their divorce. However, it was only recently in 2015 that Arnall finally encashed the amount after a lengthy court battle for a bigger amount. 7. Adnan Khashoggi - Soraya Khashoggi © Dailysportx Known Saudi Arabian businessman and arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi married British national Sandra Daly in 1961, who changed her name to Soraya upon converting to Islam. After 23 years of marriage, the couple called it quits and went their separate ways in 1974. Adnan settled the divorce at 874 million dollars. 8. Dmitry Rybolovlev - Elena Rybolovleva © BCCL Owing to his “multiple infidelities” Elena filed for divorce in 2014 after being married to Russian businessman and investor Dmitry for 27 years. After an ugly court battle, Elena left her marriage with 604 million dollars. 9. Craig McCaw - Wendy McCaw © Divorstatistics Cell phone industry pioneer and a known American entrepreneur Craig McCaw was married to newspaper publisher Wendy McCaw for 23 years. However, in 1997 the couple amicably parted ways with a monetary settlement of 460 million dollars. 10. Mel Gibson - Robyn Moore © Wireimage One of Hollywood's biggest divorce settlements till date, Mel ended up paying Robyn half the amount of his net worth at the time, which is said to be 425 million dollars.
  17. You have to admit, the most exciting part about having a crush on someone is not knowing whether or not they like you back! The 'what ifs' usually rule your mind more often than not and you can't help but process a lot of assumptions at one go. The most blatant one though is figuring out how to get closer to the one you're crushing on. Not in a creepy way of course, but closer maybe emotionally, physically and proximity-wise. © Fox Star Studios We believe the only way to get definitive answers is not to sit there and assume what she's thinking but to be pro-active and act on what you already know or want to know! You should also give them subtle hints about that the fact that you're crushing on them and if feelings are mutual, you've already laid the groundwork for yourself! Hence, here are 5 ways that work like a charm in helping you get closer to your crush! (1) Follow Them On Social Media But Don't Be A Creep If you've met them once or twice, sending them a friend or follow request shouldn't be a problem. They'll surely accept it if you they know you. Once they have accepted your request, don't go nuts stalking them! I mean yes you can take a look at their profile etc. but make sure you don't 'like' anything accidentally. Also, stay away from creepy messages through DMs. That's just a straight up no! What you can do in fact is figure out what their interests and hobbies are through their profiles and use them to find a common connect. © Pinterest (2) Use Things In Common To Connect It's easier to start a conversation with someone you have something in common with than to aim in the dark. By that I mean if you find out she loves dogs and you do too, maybe strike up a conversation on love for animals or dogs. But if you don't like dogs, don't pretend you do or you'll be 'catfishing' her instead. Find what she loves doing, and if it's common with your interest and then strike up a conversation. © AA Films (3) Strike Up A Conversation Now, that you've made sufficient contact over social media with her, it's time to strike up a conversation on anything you may feel can connect you two. Don't push it though. Start the conversation slowly and steadily and build it up as you go forward. Figure out what's on her mind, try and be mildly sensitive and humorous about general stuff and try getting to know her better, once you establish a solid base. © Pinterest (4) Have A 'Memeship' Maybe your conversations don't last too long or happen as often as you want them to. That doesn't mean you go absolutely lull and silent. You can still continue to drop by her DMs with funny meme's that can make her laugh, or start a short conversation either on the meme or on the day in general. Having a memeship with someone you like is healthy and sometimes necessary. Although, be careful of the kind of content you send her through those memes. It shouldn't be something that offends her. © Twitter (5) Ask Them Out On A Date Once you've established a basic flow of communication through conversations, social media poking and memes, you can definitely move forward and ask her out on a date. Either you can ask her out for a coffee because that's a safer option than asking her out for drinks. If you do ask her out for drinks, it'll in all probability fall under the assumption of you wanting to have *** with her later. Well, most times it does. But she's your crush, so I am sure you'd like to take her out and get to know her for real before any other need for intimacy arises. So, ask her out for a nice cup of coffee, lunch or even dinner and I am sure she'll say yes! © Instagram Social media has become a necessary tool to establish any kind of communication and you need to know how to use it well if you want to get to know someone better. Don't over-indulge through it, or harass someone from it but try and follow these steps above to decently introduce yourself and your intentions, to your crush.
  18. The summer season has yet again paved its way into our lives, and while some of us have already begun to crib about the untamable spurt of sweat that it has brought along, most of us are actually preparing to take a dip into the ocean. With Bali and other international beach cities becoming as accessible as Goa (thanks to the gamut of budget travel packages that are available out there!) almost every other Instagram profile is packed with snaps of men posing shirtless on the sand, showing off those Mark Wahlberg abs, and women flaunting their bikini-bodies, looking nothing short of Miranda Kerr vacationing in Malibu! Not that we are trying to make you envious of anyone, but if you too are planning a beach vacation, it is essential to get all prepped up to look effortlessly stylish! So, to help you achieve that class-apart celebrity beach look, we have curated this four-step guide that might even fetch you paparazzi attention! Step 1: Work Your Way Towards Healthier Skin © Official Instagram/Sidharth Malhotra When you are planning a beach vacation, you know that your skin will be exposed for most of the day, and would hence require extra attention and care on your end. Furthermore, since you are going to spend a fairly good amount of time under the sun, it is essential that you ensure your skin is healthy enough to combat the harmful effects of UV rays. A glowing, and healthy skin is what makes a man more appealing, but no matter how much you aspire to have skin as ageless as Anil Kapoor's, you know that achieving it in one day is almost impossible. © Official Instagram/ Ranveer Singhn Since most men loathe spending hours on practicing skincare, here's a simple skin care routine, which won't eat up your precious hours, and yet give you beach-ready skin. 1) Ditch soap, and invest in a good quality face wash which suits your skin type. 2) Exfoliation is the key to healthy and glowing skin, so make sure that you exfoliate it two to three times a week. However, see to it that you don't over-exfoliate, for that may cause skin inflammation. 3) No one likes their skin to be flaky AF, so give it the hydration that it needs by lathering a good layer of moisturizer all-over. 4) An essential skincare practice, that most men aren't even aware of, or often skip, is applying a layer of a good quality pre-shave oil before shaving their mane. You shouldn't make the same mistake because not only does a pre-shave oil hydrate your skin, but it also ensures a smooth and close shave. Step 2: Toil Hard In The Gym © Official Instagram/Varun Dhawan Not that we want to burst your bubble, but it's more likely than not that laziness and that reckless winter binge eating has probably caused your stomach to protrude, causing your abs to bury under layers of fat. So before you decide to hit the beach, it's important that you get all geared up to toil hard at the gym. After all, when it comes to getting that perfect beach body, it goes without saying that no man wants to look any less sexy than John Abraham posing by the ocean in Dostana, sporting that sexy pair of swimming trunks for men . The only way for you to create a similar impression is by refraining from consuming carbs and doubling up your hours at the gym. Step 3: Get That Perfect Beach Attire © Official Instagram/ Karan Singh Grover For a large number of men, finding a trendsetting beach attire can be quite the daunting task. With the right guidance, however, this task can be made a lot easier. Since beaches call for breezy outfits and tropical prints, stocking up on trendy sleeveless t shirts for men and hip printed t shirts for men would make for the perfect choice. Another important component of any beach attire are modish boardshorts, or the coolest swimming trunks that you can wear, with or without a t-shirt/shirt. An important factor that you must keep in mind before investing in these garments is their fabric composition, which should ideally feature a breathable fabric (preferably cotton), so you can surf, swim, or build sand forts (you can NEVER be too old for this!) in complete ease. Step 4: Keep Your Grooming Products Handy © Shutterstock With the above mentioned steps, you have already mastered the beach look. However, it is essential that you do not give up on maintaining that look while you are ON the trip. As such, you ought to be carrying all your grooming essentials with you in a handy travel kit for men. Be it a face wash, moisturiser, or the quintessential sunscreen, to all of your shaving essentials; pre-shave oil, shaving foam, shaving brush, razor - make sure you have everything that you need before you hit the beach.
  19. The countdown for 'Avengers: Endgame' has already begun and Joe Russo's recent India visit has been quite eventful and only added to the insane buzz that is surrounding the finale that everyone is dying to watch. During his interaction with the media and fans, Joe Russo revealed many unknown facts and information around the movie franchise. Interestingly, he revealed that 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' had a connection with our beloved Rajinikanth. Apparently, he was inspired by Rajnikanth's 'Robot' for a sequence in the Avengers movie. “Robot almost influenced the climatic moments in Avengers: Age of Ultron [which was directed by Joss Whedon]. In one of the final scenes, all the Ultrons were supposed to form a large Ultron and Avengers were set to fight that but the sequence got cut for time. It was this close. It was inspired directly by Robot." He also revealed that he is aware of the 'Dabangg' franchise and if he had to choose Bollywood actors for acting in his superhero movies, he'd pick Salman Khan and Rajinikanth any day. Well, there is a reason why we call him the 'Thalaiva' and the fact that even Joe Russo is inspired by the legend, it's proof enough that he is a real life super hero for everyone . 'Avengers: Endgame' is releasing on 26th April so get ready for the madness to unleash.
  20. Getting a haircut at a neighbourhood salon is one of those things which Indian men are so accustomed to, that they still prefer it over fancy salons, sometimes in spite of being able to easily afford the latter. The reasons are aplenty, but the bottomline is, the local neighbourhood salon will always score one up against the fancy salon chains, so it's only sagacious on our part to make the most of it. Sometimes, however, things can go wrong, but it can be prevented easily by being a bit vigilant. © Thinkstock/Getty Images How, you ask? Here are 3 things you need to do as soon as you enter a local neighbourhood salon, in order to be able to avoid a bad haircut. 1. Make sure you don't enter it during a rush hour, in other words, avoid a crowded salon. You know how neighbourhood salons work - they earn purely because of their volume of work. They want to be able to attend all the customers, and as a result, the quality of work obviously suffers. No one is at fault here, because India just has that many people. An easy solution? Don't go to the salon during peak hours - for example, weekend afternoons and weekday mornings/evenings. As soon as you see a huge line of people waiting for their turn, please reschedule. This automatically will ensure a better haircut. © Thinkstock/Getty Images 2. Once you enter the salon and sit on your chair, tell Mr Barber to wait for a couple of minutes. Before he picks up his tools and starts the process, communicate to him what exactly you want from him. Be extremely didactic, and don't just assume he knows what to do with your hair. Yes, it's his job to get the haircut done, but it's not his job to read your mind and figure out what you want for your hair. Make sure he listens carefully and understands, before letting him start the process. © Thinkstock/Getty Images 3. Be assertive during the process, but not overbearing. Keep a close track of the process by looking into the mirror, and see whether it's going towards the direction you want it to. The moment you see some deviation, immediately but gently point it out. Often, we just let the barber take over, and start watching the hilariously dubbed Tamil/Telugu movie on the TV kept up on a shelf, losing track of the process. The result? Often things drastically go wrong - trivial things that could have easily been prevented, and because it's on your head/face, even the smallest mistake can make you look horrible for a few weeks. Being a little vigilant can help you ensure that you never end up with a bad haircut at a local neighbourhood salon.
  21. As a coach, I face a few questions a lot. "What are the golden rules for fat loss?" "How can we accelerate the fat loss process?" Though there aren't any 'rules' as such that you need to follow, you can follow a few simple guidelines which can help you to burn more fat and speed up your fat loss journey. via GIPHY Let's look at three such 'rules' that will help you in your fat loss: 1. Prioritize Resistance Training This is a mistake made by a majority of the people training for fat loss. They believe that cardio will help them more for fat loss and resistance training is only for people who are preparing for some kind of bodybuilding competition. This is not true. Resistance training will help you build muscle mass which in turn will help you to burn more calories even while you are outside the gym. Muscles are metabolically more active and thus your body burns more calories to build and maintain more muscle mass. So while you may burn more calories in a cardio session in the gym, it is resistance training that will help you speed up that sluggish metabolism and accelerate your fat loss journey. 2. Up Your Protein Intake via GIPHY Once you implement rule number one, you will have to compliment it with rule number two. When you do intense resistance training for at least 4-5 days in a week, your body will need an appropriate amount of protein to repair the broken muscle tissue. 1 gram per kg of body weight is a good place to start with and thereby you can increase it as per your individual requirements. Consuming enough protein in your daily diet also helps you to regulate your hunger which is a major issue while doing fat loss. You should always prefer foods in its natural form like chicken, milk, fish, tofu, eggs etc rather than taking it through supplements. This will increase your satiety factor too. 3. Moderate (Or Stop) Your Alcohol Consumption via GIPHY I won't say that a pint of beer will derail your fat loss journey altogether, but yes, frequent alcohol consumption will actually delay the results that you are looking for. Firstly, excessive alcohol consumption has a direct impact in slowing down your metabolism and secondly, there are possible chances that you won't stick to your diet once you start consuming alcohol. I've never seen anybody having just the drinks and not eating along anything else along with it. That anything else generally takes the form of food items that are high in calories. Since alcohol in itself is a high-calorie drink(cocktails and mixers) when it is combined with other high-calorie foods, it becomes a problem. Fat loss means that you need to follow a calorie deficit diet for a certain period of time. It becomes difficult to maintain that deficit when you have such high-calorie meals every now and then. Thus it is better to cut down or rather stay away from alcohol for some time. 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/
  22. Here's a realistic scenario for you. For some xyz reason, you have to shave the beard off your face. However, shaving your beard is like a nightmare that you don't want to take part in. You're afraid of razor burns and cuts. But if you shave while taking care of everything, you might possibly master the technique of the good shave sans razor burns. 1. Take A Hot Bath © Getty Images Hot water makes your skin soft which reduces friction between your skin and the beard and helps the razor glide through your skin smoothly. 2. Lather Up © Getty Images Take two blobs of the shaving cream and massage gently on your face and neck then you wait for a while and let it sit for 1 to 2 minutes. It's important to remember that a dry shave drags the blade across the skin, increasing the likelihood of ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and irritation. 3. Use A Fresh Blade © Getty Images Men use old blades that cause tears in the skin that can be uncomfortable. A standard razor can be used about 5 to 7 times before it gets spoilt. 4. Respect The Order © Getty Images Start with the sides of your beard, then move to your neck and up your chin, and end with your moustache. Mixing things up might lead to haphazard growth. 5. Reduce The Pressure © Getty Images Pushing hard against your skin only increases skin irritation. Avoid rough handling by smoothly gliding by using a pre-shave essential oil. 6. Rinse & Repeat © Getty Images Wash the razor after every two strokes to clear stubble and cream that can cause nicks. Finally, apply a moisturizer to help your skin heal.
  23. Another account of cultural and religious hate based on pure ignorance surfaced, when Instagram comedian Jess Hilarious, aka Jessica Moore boasted about how she allegedly got 4 turbaned Sikh men 'kicked off' a plane because she felt 'threatened' by their presence. (c)Twitter The comedienne was rightfully slammed for her Islamophobic comments by lots of people on Twitter and a compilation of the comments she made, was posted on Twitter by activist Simran Jeet Singh. Take a look: Four innocent Sikhs were kicked off a plane today because this woman was scared of how they looked. Please watch and share this video to understand how hate hurts us all. (see thread below for more info on the Sikh religion and identity) pic.twitter.com/xg8vSfgsYm — Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) 17 March 2019 After the video was out, a bunch of people took to Twitter to verbally bash her hatred and absolutely ignorant and racist rant. Hi @jess_hilarious, I hear that you're fearful of people who look like me. Let me know if you ever want to chat. I'm happy to show you we're normal(ish) people and that you have nothing to fear. peace, a sikh https://t.co/RTmwziDeO5 — Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) 18 March 2019 I thought I'd reshare this after @jess_hilarious managed to get 4 Sikhs off of a plane because she confused them with Muslims. I think it's disgusting that she would not only do this, but share that she did this and then think it was something we'd find funny after recent events. https://t.co/2VChRhI7BB — Kat Blaque (@kat_blaque) 17 March 2019 It's really hurtful that some people see turbans and view that as something to be afraid of. Sikhs wear the turban/have long hair as a way to be publicly identified as in service to others. The idea is if you see someone in a turban, you'd know you could go up and ask for help. — Aditi Juneja (@AditiJuneja3) 17 March 2019 The fact that Jess hilarious thinks it's funny to be 'threatened' by 4 Sikh people entering the plane because she thought they were Muslim and bragging about them being kicked out after the New Zealand incident is disgusting. pic.twitter.com/LjBxSyuB5T — yas (@Adoomies1) 17 March 2019 Jess Hilarious' anti-Muslim rhetoric sheds light on a very important topic; Islamophobia within the black Christian community — dylan (@dylanthegypsy) 17 March 2019 4 innocent Sikh passengers kicked off a plane cos celebrity @jess_hilarious was uncomfortable with their APPEARANCE What a shame Airline company acceded to her request! Sikhs have been most helpful community in times of trouble yet they get such discrimination @SushmaSwaraj Ji pic.twitter.com/suGHcFo5MD — Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) 18 March 2019 @jess_hilarious you are racist af & sound so damn ignorant. The Sikh man was minding his business, is that what you felt THREATENED about?! #JessHilarious pic.twitter.com/b2DdZJYvU5 — s a r a (@sara_zfa) 17 March 2019 A day after Muslims were ambushed and murdered while praying (death toll now at 51), Jess Hilarious hops on Al Gore's internet to brag about+defend getting 4 people with turbans kicked off a flight because she didn't feel safe. — Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) 17 March 2019 Getting four Sikhs off a plane because she felt threatened shows the incredible stupidity of @jess_hilarious. The airline should have drop kicked her ass off the plane. https://t.co/Z7fySepfDn — rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) 18 March 2019 So while we mourn 50 Muslims who were gunned down in New Zealand and Muslims face Islamophobic harassment across the country on the streets and online, Jess Hilarious targets 4 Sikh men for wearing turbans and gets the removed from flight because she's afraid of Muslims. — Margari Aziza (@Margari_Aziza) 17 March 2019 When she was slammed with rhetoric hate comments about her behaviour towards 4 Sikh men, the woman went on a rant over a video cussing people who were speaking up against her. She justified her actions saying “F*** y'all, I feel how I feel. I felt threatened and that was it. F*** y'all." (c)Twitter This probably isn't the first time Sikhs have faced racist hate all over America. Post 9/11, there were attacks on the Sikh community as they were misunderstood for radical Islam fundamentalists. But the fact that 9/11 was 18 years ago and yet people live in absolute ignorance is quite sad TBH. There are some latent lessons due about how not all Muslims are terrorists and how the Sikh community is not religiously fanatic or a threat, to have them evacuated from an airplane! But because she probably thrives on irrational content that she assumes is funny. She thought she could take a dig at calling someone out as a threat just for fun, and she'd get away with it. Well, that's not how it works sista! (c)Twitter Moore did post a video on her Instgaram handle apologising for her behaviour but you know, sometimes an apology doesn't really hold any merit, once the damage is done. Here, take a look at it anyway: Please don't believe everything you see and hear, this is what it really is. A post shared by Jess Moore (@jesshilarious_official) on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:27pm PDT The woman has also offered to donate $15,000 to the victims of the New Zealand tragedy. Well, that's great Jess, but maybe it's time to get schooled again for your lack of knowledge! Jess Hilarious is blatantly ignorant lmao, first off those were Sikhs on the plane and besides, had they been Muslims why would you behave that way despite having Muslims in your family? ð¤¦ð»‍âï¸ pic.twitter.com/0GOMnSo8b7 — Too $hort (@sukhisofly) 17 March 2019 All we can say is that Jess Hilarious is not really hilarious after all and we hope her ignorance doesn't get her into any more trouble!
  24. Just a few months ago, Disney fired James Gunn, the director of both the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movies, and that too very famously, might I add. It was all because of a bunch of problematic tweets by the director and despite the outpouring support from fans and the cast of GOTG, Disney stayed firm in their decision. But, that was months ago and so much can happen in that time. Well, he got rehired. Today, James Gunn tweeted a message thanking everyone for all the support they have shown for him. â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/gdMQjlqIjs — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 15, 2019 While a lot of people are happy that he's back to direct the third GOTG movie, a lot of people have also shown their disapproval of Disney basically backtracking. People are divided over this development and a lot of them are calling out Disney for just waiting for the controversy to die down so they could hire him again. They did lie, tho. disney explicitly saying that they were not going to rehire james gunn but then just waiting a few months for the whole situation to die down is so disgusting — saz (@syndullatano) March 15, 2019 The jokes were not okay. even if they were just 'jokes' (which it's much more than that anyway) this behaviour is what leads to the normalisation of these awful things happening in real life and someone like james gunn shouldn't be given a platform like that in any circumstance — saz (@syndullatano) March 15, 2019 Some people are willing to give him a second chance. I'm not exactly a fan of James Gunn's movies or their messages. And making jokes about sexual abuse is harmful because it contributes to rape culture. However, it's imperative we allow people space to grow and change! It appears Gunn has sincerely learned from his past mistakes. https://t.co/dh8iIBsPbL — Jonathan McIntosh (@radicalbytes) March 15, 2019 Do people change so easily? Disney re-hires James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy 3! The controversy was real (and understandable IMO) but I agree there needs to be a way for "redemption" for people like Gunn who have shown remorse and proven over *years* they are not the person those tweets were painting. https://t.co/3UnFLHJLYo — Patrick Beja (@NotPatrick) March 15, 2019 But, is an apology enough? I am incredibly happy about this. Gunn said some Fucked up shit. He was also taken to task about it during GotG vol 1 and apologized. I am cool with punishing people for shit. I HATE double jeopardy. Glad to see this. https://t.co/JNcQ9FLzvx — Ben ðð ðð¦ (@BeninBiloxi) March 15, 2019 Okay, then. I understand if you don't like this and disagree. Trust me I get it. I'm not gonna become a James Gunn stan account but yes I do believe what he said is forgivable. If it ever turns out he really has ever hurt children I'll pour the gasoline FOR you and light the match. — Ben ðð ðð¦ (@BeninBiloxi) March 15, 2019 Let's hope so. this whole situation is very complicated because he wasn't a teenager talking shit on the internet, he was a grown man... but he also apologized more than once. also, the cast is so loyal to him, it makes me think he indeed changed and is a better, decent human being + — ananda (@pilotdanvers) March 15, 2019 Yes, it is. it just feels cheap of marvel/disney dismissing him and then rehiring him less than a year later and even accepting his terms of directing ss2 first... like? much to think about — ananda (@pilotdanvers) March 15, 2019 Dave Bautista would be happy. A lot of us stood by #JamesGunn when all this shit went down. The whole cast stood by him, but no one, not one person, did so more than @DaveBautista who I hope feels vindicated tonight. Watching him stand by his friend was incredibly touching. And now we all get GotG vol.3! — Dantooine (@Danburden1138) March 15, 2019 Quite possible. James Gunn is back on Guardians 3. Bautista must've been standing outside Bob Iger's house like pic.twitter.com/JSTDTa3HmZ — Issa Deadman (@CPerry404) March 15, 2019 Well. The #RehireJamesGunn worked, even though Disney confirmed it like 3 times in a row that that wouldn't happen. I even told some people online that it wasn't worth it. So if that can happen, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut @wbpictures @WBHomeEnt !!!!! — Leonardo Oliveira (@Leo_Rafael99) March 15, 2019 Everyone's happy, I guess. The best thing about this story, besides him getting a second chance, is that he's still going to do both films. https://t.co/zjnDNtTps1 — Mike (Insert Game Here) (@mpallard329) March 15, 2019
  25. Dipa Karmakar is India's most celebrated gymnast who has not only tasted success internationally but is also the first Indian gymnast to have represented the nation in the most prestigious contest in the world, the Olympics, in 52 years. She has also won bronze at both, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (2014) and Asian Championships (2015). View this post on Instagram Happy Olympic day ! I feel so honoured to be an Olympian and proud to have represented india ð®ð³... A post shared by Dipa Karmakar (@dipakarmakarofficial) on Jun 23, 2018 at 10:33am PDT Started working on her talents and improving her skills at an extremely early age of six in the city of Agartala in Tripura, Karmakar also suffered from a postural deformity called flat feet which used to adversely affect her performance and hindered her from reaching her true potential. According to her former coach Bisbeshwar Nandi, Karmakar used to put in extra hours of hard work to naturally bring a curve to her feet, leading her to contest and win more than 75 medals during her ongoing illustrious career. At just 25 years of age, she is considered to be one of the most influential members of the society, especially the younger generation of sports enthusiasts. Her ability to not give up under unfair circumstances, the relentless dedication and the hunger to prove her worth to the world inspired Mattel Inc. the toy company that produces the fashionable and iconic 'Barbie' dolls. On the 60th anniversary of the toy, the company decided to pay homage to 20 women hailing from 17 countries, who have been on great significance and are considered to be “real-life heroes” for their contribution to their respective fields and the society. Karmakar made the list and was honoured with her very own Barbie doll that donned a full-sleeve red leotard while also showing off the bronze medal she earned during the 2014 Commonwealth. Barbie has always shown girls that they can be anything!! On the occasion of her 60th anniversary, I am honoured to be selected as a Barbie Role Model to help inspire the next generation of girls!#Barbie60 #YouCanBeAnything pic.twitter.com/6cnAWtLvDs — Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) March 9, 2019 “Barbie has always shown girls that they can be anything!! On the occasion of her 60th anniversary, I am honoured to be selected as a Barbie Role Model to help inspire the next generation of girls! #Barbie60 #YouCanBeAnything,” tweeted the athlete.
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