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  1. Love playing badminton? Be it on the badminton court, the playground, or a makeshift court in the parking lot of your society - badminton is one of the most played sports in India, one that is enjoyed by all age groups. As such, if you love the sport, then choosing the right badminton racket is imperative for you. After all, how else will you shatter that shuttle with the smoothest of moves? Well, MensXP understands this incredibly well, and so it has picked the Best Yonex Badminton Rackets for you to choose from. Grab One Of The Best Yonex Badminton Rackets To Be Your Best At The Game 1. Yonex Gr 303 Badminton Racket © amazon If you're just a beginner at badminton and want to try something that isn't very expensive, this super affordable yet comfortable racket by Yonex is tailor-made for your needs. The aluminium frame - combined with its light weight - makes it the perfect racket for you to start out with. MRP: Rs. 379 Buy it here 2. Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus Badminton Racket © amazon This one is for those who are already at an advanced level of the game. If you have a major competitive streak in you when it comes to playing badminton, the Yonex Carbonex 8000 Plus will make sure you never feel disappointed. The round-shaped head with the box-shaped frame cross section gives the player a unique and solid feeling, with strings that resist deformation to the T. This racket will go hand in hand with your agility, quickly launching up your shots with the kind of firmness you'll love to show off. MRP: Rs.1,750 Buy it here 3. Yonex Zr 100 Badminton Racket © amazon Another apt racket for beginners, this Zr 100 variant also suits intermediate level players. Its grip size, G4, lies in the middle of the size scale and will make sure both your arm muscles as well as your finger and wrist muscles are exercised. The aluminium composition, when combined with the isometric shaped head, will make it easier for you to hit a good shot without exhausting your energy. MRP: Rs. 369 Buy it here 4. Yonex Nanoray 7000I Badminton Racket © amazon When you wield this racket on the court, it'll effortlessly match your playing abilities better than any other. Perfect for intermediate players, this racket is just the right investment for you if you have any plans of taking your court game to the next level. The isometric head shape and the graphite shaft make its grip and swing unbelievably smooth. And the icing on the cake? It also comes with a cover that'll help you take care of this beauty. MRP: Rs. 1,299 Buy it here 5. Yonex Muscle Power 2 Badminton Racket © amazon You can bank upon this Yonex Muscle Power 2 variant for just the right amount of flexibility to make your game swifter without making it slippery. The isometric head shape of this variant equalizes the length of the cross and the main strings to make sure you swing a power-packed shot, even if the shuttle doesn't hit the racket's center. The strings are located on rounded archways, and that makes sure that the stress-load or contact friction doesn't wear you down. MRP: Rs. 859 Buy it here 6. Yonex Gr Alpha Badminton Racket © amazon This Yonex badminton racket is banked upon by a number of happy customers, and the qualities of this Alpha racket make it obvious why that is the case. Good for beginners and intermediate players, it has a low torsion steel shaft that gives you enough exercise for your wrist and fingers in one round. The lightweightedness paired with the oval head shape delivers more power when the shuttle hits the sweet spot. This racket gives you all the control you need, striking a good hit irrespective of which part of the racket touches the shuttle. MRP: Rs. 800 Buy it here 7. Yonex Voltric 5 Badminton Racket © amazon Have you heard the poem 'Chetak', which talks about a horse so compatible with the rider that it exponentially increased the rider's strength? Well, the Yonex Voltric 5 variant is the racket version of that horse. Its tri-voltage-system packs a powerful stroke and gives the player the perfect handle. Made of graphite, it will take an advanced level player's game up yet another notch with its flexibility and grip. Don't worry about its price, because this racket's durability and strength will make sure it ends up being a long-term investment. MRP: Rs. 3,399 Buy it here
  2. Indian cricket fans trolling the losing team and gloating about their country's victory is expected, because it happens almost every time India wins. But, we should always expect the unexpected because life can surprise us at any moment. No, that last line wasn't meant to be philosophical or anything, it's basically just about the unexpected thing that happened after the India vs Pakistan match yesterday. After Pakistan suffered a thumping loss at the hands of the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team, the Pakistan fans joined the Indians to troll the hell out of their own country, and that's not something you see every day. Last week, we all saw how Indians trolled the hell out of Pakistan (https://www.mensxp.com/social-hits/news/47423-india-won-the-match-against-pakistan-and-indians-won-twitter-with-all-the-jokes-about-it.html )after India's victory and this time, the Pakistani fans were so disappointed that they joined in as well. Bas thoda sa. Bhai ab ghabra len? #PAKvIND @SarfarazA_54 @realshoaibmalik pic.twitter.com/WzCEaoP4cS — Rushna.Ch (@RushnaChoudhry) September 23, 2018 Okay then. I want to donate PCB and Pakistan Cricket Team in Dam Fund.#PAKvIND — Malik Danishðµð° (France ð«ð·) (@oyemal1k) September 23, 2018 Well done, man. Cameraman was playing better than Pakistani teamððâ¤#PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/daZtI2R3Ak — Latif Bugti (@latifbughti) September 23, 2018 Oh no. Our next match ð#PakvInd pic.twitter.com/GGVnXTujzf — Jiya ðµð° (@imjiyaa) September 23, 2018 So serious. "We Want Peace" ð GHABRANA NHI HAI! ð#AsiaCup2018 #PAKvIND #ImranKhanPrimeMinister pic.twitter.com/fUnvL9zwZT — POISON â»ð¤ (@Ashii_Javedd) September 23, 2018 Umm. @ImranKhanPTI @PTIofficial Despite being a big fan & voter of you i would like to remind you that being an Ex-Cricketer & World Cup Winner you must focus a little bit on the Pakistani Cricket Team after their poor performance in #PAKvIND in the #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/LfLZegUBU5 — Dr. Shahid Alam (@drshahidalam) September 23, 2018 Accurate. Pakistan journey in Asia Cup so far!! #PAKvIND #PakvsInd #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/VZ2iNrA7pc — UJ (@iUmayr) September 23, 2018 Sure it is. Aaj itna dill kr rha tha Dhoni ki helicopter shot ka but hmaray bowlers ko jahaaz bntay dekh liaðð blessing in disguise ð¤ #PAKvIND — pizzi ðµð° (@pizzi_khan_says) September 23, 2018 That's brutal. Iqbal tere in shaheeno ne aj phr zaleel krwa diyað#PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/pTxrvz03R1 — Ali Hamza (@k_hamxakhan) September 23, 2018 This is brutal as well. They batted Shit. They bowled Shit. They fielded Shit. Dropping 6 catches is not a bad luck. Its just poor performance.#PAKvIND — Talha (@talha33) September 23, 2018 It's good to be self-aware. One team that deserved to be out of Asia cup was Pakistan, not Afghanistan. Played like champions with a point to prove #AFGvBAN #PAKvIND — Adnan Khan (@adnankhans) September 23, 2018 Well, they have their priorities right. Now I pray that Pakistan lose the match against Bangladesh. I can't bear another lose against India.. Rip Cricket. #PAKvIND — malikshahzeb (@malikshahzeb8) September 24, 2018 Everyone is definitely loving the cameraman. Man of the Match award goes to Cameraman. #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/ExutZLhFDz — Farwa (@iamfarwaqamar) September 24, 2018 Wow. Pakistan's shaheen missile which they bragged a lot about before this match.#PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/auCBk8xyI9 — PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) September 23, 2018 That's probably exactly what he said. "Boys played well" bolne layak toh khelo saalo #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/r62BfcAAE7 — Asfand Yar (@AsFuU__) September 23, 2018 Wow, they brought back an old meme format. Life of a Pakistani Fan: Birth Lose matches to India Champions Trophy Final Yaad hai? Lose matches to India. Death.#PAKvIND — Prof. Moriarty (@DesiOptimystic) September 23, 2018 That's rough. Scorecard of so called world best bowling attack.#INDvPAK #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/Hk4LAJR4Sp — Kaushal Rajput (@kaushality) September 23, 2018 True. Pakistan After Dhawan's wicket fell. #INDvPAK #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/2fXq2prmca — Zaroon Aftab ð®ð³ (@me_Af74B) September 23, 2018
  3. Almost 15 months ago, the Indian cricket team and their fans were forced to endure a heartbreak after the 'Men in Blue' lost the 2017 Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. Patiently waiting for revenge, the Indian cricket team returned the favour after deriving an eight-wicket win in the group stage clash at the ongoing Asia Cup. The Pakistani side had an opportunity to peg India back in the Super Four tie on 23rd September, but Sarfraz Ahmed's men just couldn't negate the rampant sub-continent giants. Restricted to a mediocre total of 237 runs, the Pakistani side once again fell short against India who chased down the target with nine wickets and 63 deliveries to spare. It was India's second successive win against Pakistan in the tournament, one that allowed Rohit Sharma & co to carry on their unbeaten run in the ongoing Asia Cup. Whether it was their prolific bowling display or strong batting performance, Team India ticked all the boxes which understandably called for celebrations. View this post on Instagram Happy Birthday @a.t.rayudu What followed was a typical cake smash #TeamIndia style ð ð A post shared by Team India (@indiancricketteam) on Sep 23, 2018 at 12:49pm PDT If their emphatic win over Pakistan gave them a reason to celebrate, the fact that Ambati Rayudu was also celebrating his birthday on Sunday, further saw Team India letting their hair down in the dressing room. Already in a joyous mood after thrashing their arch-rivals, the Indian cricketers celebrated Rayudu's birthday in style. Leading the animated celebrations, MS Dhoni was seen smearing Rayudu's face with the birthday cake as other Indian players joined in. In a series of photos shared by the Indian team on Instagram, the players were seen having a gala time as Rayudu got a 'cake facial'. © Twitter/@BCCI Jasprit Bumrah (2-29), Yuzvendra Chahal (2-46) and Kuldeep Yadav (2-41) hunted in packs as the Pakistani batting line-up failed to post a competitive total on the board. Not many runs to contend with, the Pakistani pace battery ran into all sorts of trouble with both Rohit Sharma (111*) and Shikhar Dhawan (114) giving India a rock solid 210-run opening stand. It was a clinical win for Team India who have now virtually sealed their berth in the tournament's final scheduled to be held on 28th September. Having lost against India, Pakistan will be eager to produce a better performance against Bangladesh, when they lock horns on 26th September. On the other hand, India will be seen plying their trade against Afghanistan on 25th September.
  4. When it comes to talking about the brands that are known for curating sporting goods and essentials (especially sports shoes), Nike, Adidas and even Reebok tend to be the first names that come to mind. But one brand that often gets lost in the scheme of things - or at least isn't as talked about as it deserves to be - is Puma. Known for coming out with premium products, Puma is often underrated as a curator of running shoes, despite being a renowned and reputable brand around the world. Well, we at MensXP aren't about to make that same mistake, and so here are the best Puma running shoes for men that are tailor-made for sprinters. The Best Puma Shoes That Are Tailor-Made For Sprinters 1. Puma Men's Ignite 4 Running Shoes © Amazon India Made of mesh, these navy blue running shoes are as stylish to look at as they are useful to put on during a run. Featuring a contrast sole and Puma's signature logo, these Ignite 4 variants come equipped with a Netfit upper that gives an optimised fit and an Ignite 2.0 foam midsole that gives stable cushioning. And for those who like to stick to basics, you can also get these badass shoes in black. MRP: Rs. 2,995 Buy it here 2. Puma Men's Running Shoes © Amazon India These white running shoes from Puma's collection should be a staple in every guy's sneaker collection. Suitable for casual wear as well sportswear, these shoes are durable, comfortable and affordable, making them a steal of a deal at their budget-friendly price. MRP: Rs. 2,749 Buy it here 3. Puma Unisex Running Shoes © Amazon India Designed with a synthetic upper, these white and blue sneakers are another budget-friendly option to opt for. Giving you the premium quality of Puma without making you splurge a fortune, you can team these shoes up with a pair of Puma sports shorts and an activewear tee to adorn the perfect workout ensemble. MRP: Rs. 2,249 Buy it here 4. Puma Men's Engine Running Shoes © Amazon India Of all the Puma shoes mentioned on this list, these Engine variants offer the best value for money. Available in orange, magenta, navy and black, these mesh shoes are durable and comfortable, feature a contrast sole and come with three months of warranty as well. Putting them on before your next morning run or evening sprint is certain to enhance your experience. MRP: Rs. 1,731 Buy it here 5. Puma Men's Ceres IDP Running Shoes © Amazon India First of all, the fact that you are getting to own premium Puma running shoes for just Rs 1,353 should probably be enough for you to buy them. But that's not all as theses mesh shoes, that also come in neon green and grey, are comfortable, lightweight and offer a superior range of motion as well, making them the perfect accessory for working out. MRP: Rs. 1,353 Buy it here 6. Puma Men's Atom II DP Mesh Running Shoes © Amazon India These Atom II DP running shoes from Puma are yet another budget-friendly option for those who wanted premium quality at a reasonable price. Made of mesh, they come equipped with a flexible and responsive forefoot that encourages smoother cushioning and higher durability. MRP: Rs. 1,674 Buy it here 7. Puma Men's Running Shoes © Amazon India Good to look at, these black and neon orange running shoes from Puma feature a synthetic and mesh upper and a contrast sole, making them a great accessory for either a morning run or an evening social scene. In short, these shoes are guaranteed to be a long-term investment, one which you won't be regretting anytime soon. MRP: Rs. 2,294 Buy it here 8. Puma Men's Viz Runner Running Shoes © Amazon India Though these Viz running shoes are a bit on the higher side, they are worth every single penny as they'll provide you with an optimum experience. Available in navy, white and black, these mesh shoes feature Puma's signature logo, come equipped with a sole that provides stable cushioning and come with three months of warranty as well, all the while being incredibly durable and flexible. MRP: Rs. 5,499 Buy it here
  5. When it comes to looking for premium sneakers for men, that happen to be fashion-forward, stylish, comfortable and get a 10/10 on quality, Adidas as a brand is pretty much unrivaled. After all, there's a reason why they are considered to be the go-to brand for men's sneakers. Most of Adidas' collection comprises of some of the most trendy, modish and uber cool sneakers out there, but they've recently launched a new pair of sneakers in India that has pretty much grabbed all of our attention and taken our excitement to the next level - the Adidas Originals Atric sneakers. © Amazon The Atric sneakers, that feature an intricate and colourful design on their bespoke Merino wool upper, are built with the template of what would happen when the specifications of trekking shoes clashed with the style trends of an urban lifestyle. As Merino wool ends up acting as a perfect tool for moisture-wicking and water resistance, along with harbouring anti-microbial properties as well, these sneakers won't make you compromise on breathability or comfort. And if all of that wasn't enough, the CONTINENTAL rugged sole that it comes equipped with gives it the type of durability that is mostly seen in trekking shoes. Additionally, these shoes also implement Adidas' Primeknit technology with suede patches, an incredibly soft and comfortable PU midsole, and a heel pull tab for easy entry. © Amazon But it's not just their specifications that make these sneakers so damn special - just one look at their effortlessly stylish design and you know they'll make for a pretty modish and fashion-forward accessory for your attire. You can pretty much team them up with any pair of solid joggers or checked trousers for a party-ready ensemble. You could also team them up with a pair of washed jeans and a simple tee for a casual yet stylish ensemble. Simply put, with these bad boys in your sneaker collection, you'd be taking your style game to the next level. © Amazon So if you too want to get your hands on these kickass Atric sneakers from Adidas, click here. Additionally, you can check out the latest sneakers from Adidas by clicking here.
  6. When it comes to cricket, no match can ever even match up to the excitement of India playing against Pakistan. These are the only two teams that, when playing together, can make everyone from both sides of the border just sit in front of the TV, waiting for their country's win. This time, as we all know, India came out victorious and there were celebrations all around us. Obviously, Indians on Twitter celebrated the only way they know how to – making jokes at the expense of our neighbouring country. But, it's all cool, it's all in good fun. While we've seen all the jokes and memes, there was another highlight from the match that people couldn't help but talk about online, just because it was that heart-warming. It wasn't only India that won yesterday, even Yuzvendra Chahal won everyone's heart with his one kind gesture. During the match, he helped Pakistan's Usman Khan tie his shoelaces and it has garnered praise from everyone. Everyone knows that cricket is a gentleman's game and this one viral picture shows precisely why. People couldn't help but admire him. This Moment Take My Heart ð­â¤ #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/UhyFbQ9RYu — Uswah. (@iUswa_Shahid) September 19, 2018 It really was. Okay! This was the best moment in Todays Game #PAKvIND stole the whole show #INDvPAK #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/ug6yZpeRYM — Mariam Jamali (@Mariam_Jamali) September 19, 2018 Salute indeed. Yo googly boy @yuzi_chahal ...Big respect to you from my heart...The beautiful moment of the day. Hashtag salute.#AsiaCup2018 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/whuUcqMq7j — Fatima Sheikhð¹ (@fatima_3878) September 19, 2018 Very beautiful. 0 hate beautiful moment ð#INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/fhRNrOENsV — realridz (@mentalaurat) September 19, 2018 So many hashtags! A true #Athlete has #Ethics, #SportsManship and #Camaraderie which only a #Sport can bring ð#Pakistan ho ya #India, #Insaniat first! ðµð°ð®ð³ð pic.twitter.com/zvdGlmxB0m — Maryam Masood (@MaryamMasood80) September 19, 2018 Exactly. Beauty of the sport exhibited today Chahal tying the lace of Usman#IndiavsPakistan #AsiaCup#INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/AfpjEot25B — Suman Pandit (@suman28pandit) September 19, 2018 It made everyone's day. This picture made my day.ð#PakvsInd ð®ð³â¤ðµð° https://t.co/gaPDWyXyG2 — راÙع سعÛدÛð (@its_rafayy) September 19, 2018 It is! That's the real sporty thing. Humbled to see..#INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/voWewFeiYr — Sanjay Yadav (@sanjuydv) September 19, 2018 Stay united. Heart-winning moment from yesterday's match. This is what cricket can do- Unite us, civilize us. #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/Fai8UthY98 — Manish Shaarma (@Manishshaarma) September 20, 2018 Great gesture. A good gesture of unity. We need to unite more than ever now.#asiacup2018 #HarSaansMeinBolo #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/ZXtDeXsI2n — Talha Mufeed (@fanifeelo) September 19, 2018 That's the spirit. I love this tHing whenever someone's lace opens the opp team's player ties it for them! The sportsman spirit!â¤ï¸ #INDvPAK — Srishtið¤ (@srishtipandey27) September 19, 2018 Pic of the day... Wow what a great gesture by @yuzi_chahal. Hope v vl witness another Ind-Pak match on sunday and final also.#INDvPAK #AsiaCup2018 #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/nnsvspcpQp — Gulzar Nayik (@naikgulzar) September 19, 2018 Great parallels. Players break barriers & how! Yuzvendra Chahal helping a Pakistani player with his shoe laces in today's match. The second picture is of Pakistani women cricketer, Anam Amin tying the shoe lace of Harpreet Kaur. #AsiaCup2018 #IndiavsPakistan pic.twitter.com/7M9dGrmdIt — Archana Solanki à¤à¤°à¥à¤à¤¨à¤¾ सà¥à¤²à¤à¤à¥ ارÚÙÛ Ø³ÙÙÙÚ©Û (@archana0809) September 19, 2018
  7. It doesn't matter if you watch cricket matches or even care about the game. If India is playing against Pakistan, I can guarantee that almost the entire country is glued to the television, waiting for India's victory. Everyone obviously already knows about the most anticipated game of the Asia Cup that took place yesterday, and to say that everyone was extremely excited for it would be an understatement. In fact, even before the match started, the hashtag 'IndvsPak' was already active. Moreover, it was the perfect opportunity for India to avenge their defeat at the Champions Trophy. All the people from both the sides of the border didn't hesitate before taking a dig at each other but as we all know, the winner takes it all and Indians won the meme match on twitter. Oops, shots fired. Don't get disheartened Pakistan. I know its not easy to be the son of a successful father.#IndvPak — Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbacchhan) September 19, 2018 Wow. Pakistan fans watching their team's batting right now. #IndvPak pic.twitter.com/N4o6HiPLRO — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) September 19, 2018 One word. When Pakistani fans try to remind Indians about Champions Trophy Final #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/yNZjlia0mW — Bade Chote (@badechote) September 19, 2018 That editing, tho. Mauka-Mauka 2018. #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/Stpb8M4Jst — Deewan. (@Spoof_Junkie) September 19, 2018 It's getting more brutal. Q.Why pakistan don't produce good batsman? A~ pic.twitter.com/X0LLyRW2mA — Bruce Wayne ð¦ (@WaizArd20) September 19, 2018 At least Indian can make fun of themselves. Indian Bowlers Indian Bowlers Against against Other teams Pakistan pic.twitter.com/tUicp00hLS — Mask Indian (@Mr_LoLwa) September 19, 2018 Circuit is happy. Pakistani batting ðð#INDvPAK #AsiaCup18 pic.twitter.com/i4hbDDibty — Singapore Sheikh (@sircaustick) September 19, 2018 Great observation. Aaj ye Bhai apna fir bahar Sofe pe soyega ð¤£ð#INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/HajnbG13uw — Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) September 19, 2018 Accurate. Summary of #IndvsPak match ðððð pic.twitter.com/VsOczTa1Rf — Mask Indian (@Mr_LoLwa) September 19, 2018 Good idea. Udaas Mat Ho... Chal Champions Trophy Finals Ki Highlights Dekhe...#IndvPak pic.twitter.com/HDb91SEHdQ — Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) September 19, 2018 Peace out. “India won by 2 runs as they scored 164 chasing Pakistan's score of 162..” #IndvPak pic.twitter.com/Kar8TMaKXZ — The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) September 19, 2018 Exactly. Imran Khan said "If India will take one step forward , Pakistan will take two" Kohli decided not to play against Pakistan, and entire Pakistan decided not to play against India. ðððð#INDvPAK#PAKvIND — Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) September 19, 2018 Umm. Year 2099. World cup, India beats Pakistan for the 50th time. 100 yr old Pakistani Fan: "But the Champion Trophy Final in 2017..."#INDvPAK — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) September 19, 2018 Leave it to people on Twitter to turn a nice moment into this. Hence proved.......#INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/1zcN1H6rV4 — PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) September 19, 2018 Baap is baap. Be It War Be It GDP Be It Economy Be It Kabaddi Be It Football Be It Hockey Be It Olympics Be It Asian Games Be It Cricket BAAP Baap Hota Hai, Beta Beta. Itna Kaun Haarta Hai Bhaið¬ðð#INDvPAK #INDvsPAK #PakvsInd #PAKvIND #IndiavsPakistan — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) September 19, 2018 Oh no. Dear Pakistan, You Can Now Start Celebrating Your Customary TV Breaking Ceremony. #INDvPAK #INDvsPAK #PAKvIND #PAKvsIND #IndiavsPakistan pic.twitter.com/cmmvZ9SrWS — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) September 19, 2018 Great comparison. #INDvPAK After every defeat , Pakistanis satisfying their heart with Champions trophy win be like pic.twitter.com/bYVQcGWmGg — BrainHumourð¤ (@orsunabhai) September 19, 2018 And, ending it on a good note. A Pakistani cab driver just dropped me off at my hotel in Sharjah and said with a smile, "Mubarak. India jeet gaya". This, when I had no clue that there even was a match! People are friends. Politicians are the real enemy. #INDvPAK — Akil Bakhshi (@akil_bakhshi) September 19, 2018
  8. Trail running is perhaps the most exciting, adventurous and invigorating sport you could take part in. To climb and trek on those steep and high hills, all the while feeling like you're one with mother nature, is an experience that is unique and wholesome in a way few can understand. Now you don't even have to be an expert or pro at trail running to experience that sheer sense of adrenaline and adventure you'll get when you start hiking and climbing up a hill - you can experience it at a beginner's level as well. The one thing that you do need, however, is a pair of kickass trail running shoes. After all, you really can't expect to go a trail run without the right pair of shoes in your possession. But before you decide upon choosing a pair of trail running shoes for yourself, there are a couple of important points that you should keep in mind. 1. The type of terrain you'll be running on: Needless to say, the type of terrain you'll be running on plays a major role in determining the trail running shoes you should be opting for. Whether it's a muddy or unstable trail, how steep it is going to be, and what the level of difficulty will be while you are running on it are ALL important factors you need to keep in mind before making your choice. 2. The features you are specifically looking for: Are you looking for waterproof shoes? What is the type of padding they come equipped with? What about the outsole? Well, the type of features you are looking for, and how you choose to prioritize them, will also play a significant role in determining your choice. So with those two factors in mind, let us go through a collection of the 12 best trail running shoes for men that will make sure you ascent even the highest and steepest of mountains with relative ease. Take A Look At The Best Trail Running Shoes For Men That'll Make You Fall In Love With Hiking All Over Again 1. Reebok Men's Camo Trek Trail Running Shoes © Amazon Available in two different colour combinations, these trail running shoes from Reebok's catalogue are superbly crafted, making them a great option to go for. They come equipped with the DMX RIDE insole that provides enhanced cushioning when you'll be on your trek. Additionally, they are designed using mesh and synthetic fabrics that provides ventilation to ensure your feet stay cool and dry. Finally, they also feature an outsole that provides abrasion resistance for any rocky terrains you might want to run on. MRP: Rs 2,499 Buy it here 2. Puma Men's Descendant Trail Running Shoes © Amazon What makes these Descendant trail running shoes from Puma so special is the fact they can also be adorned for a causal or even smart-casual attire in a way that is certain to make you grab everyone's attention. But that's not all as these shoes also come equipped with a lightweight one-piece moulded midsole, Forefoot Flex Grooves technology that gives a wider and more flexible range of motion, and AirMesh that will give your foot more breathability. Finally, the rubber outsole too is specifically designed for running trails, making these the perfect shoes to purchase for trail running. MRP: Rs 3,599 Buy it here 3. Nike Men's Wild Trail Running Shoes © Amazon When it comes to quality, durability and reliability, Nike is one of the first brands that comes to mind. As such, these Wild trail running shoes from Nike make for a worthy and long-term investment. Just one look at the features that they come equipped with - a mesh upper for breathability, a padded heel for comfort, and a thick moulded outsole for better surface traction - and you've got an A-grade pair of running shoes at your disposal. MRP: Rs 4,050 Buy it here 4. Adidas Men's Galaxy Trail Running Shoes © Amazon These Galaxy trail running shoes from Adidas are as stylish and badass to look at, as they are useful to run in. Featuring a mesh upper that provides ventilation, as well as a resilient and durable outsole that is perfect for trail running, these shoes are well worth their price tag, hefty as it may be. MRP: Rs 4,299 Buy it here 5. New balance Men's 880 V7 Trail Running Shoes © Amazon Looks can be deceiving, and so it won't be advisable for you to make a judgement call about these 880V7 trail running shoes at first glance. After all, the sense of comfort, stability and durability these shoes will provide you with is something you won't get to know by just looking at them. Coming with one month of warranty, you won't regret investing in these shoes anytime soon. MRP: Rs 6,890 Buy it here 6. Adidas Men's Tracerocker Trail Running Shoes © Amazon Constructed using air mesh fabric, a synthetic upper and a durable and resilient TRAXIONTM outsole, these Tracerocker trail running shoes from Adidas are, quite possibly, in a league of their own. Perfect for beginners at the sport, these shoes will give you breathability, comfort and long-term cushioning. Available in a unique combination of teal blue, neon green and black, they are also incredibly good to look at, giving you absolutely no reasons to miss out on them. MRP: Rs 4,999 Buy it here 7. Wildcraft Men's Hugo Trail Running Shoes © Amazon Just one look at these Hugo trail running shoes from Wildcraft is enough to make you understand why they make for such a great option for your trail runs. Ergonomically designed for any outdoor adventures you may be planning on taking, they come equipped with a non-marking rubber outsole that provides durability and stability. Additionally, the breathable mesh upper will give your feet the ventilation it requires when you'll be climbing those steep hills, while its cushioned heels give some much needed support to your ankles as well. MRP: Rs 3,995 Buy it here 8. ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Trail Running Shoes © Amazon Comprising of a synthetic and mesh upper, these shoes from ASICS are equipped with the type of specifications that are required for running a steep and rugged trail. These include a trail-specific outsole, Rearfoot GEL cushioning that absorbs all potential shocks, removable sock liners, and reversed lugs that give uphill AND downhill traction on even the most rugged of terrains. If you like these specifications, you'd be pleased to know that you can get these Gel-Venture 6 variants in three different colour combinations. MRP: Rs 4,470 Buy it here 9. Fila Men's At Peake 19 Trail Running Shoes © Amazon Just one look at all of the features these Peake 19 trail running shoes come equipped with is enough to convince anyone to want to own them. After all, it's incredibly rare for you to get a leather and synthetic upper that gives lateral support, an EVA midsole for extra cushioning, a long-lasting, durable and lugged rubber outsole, AND a memory foam insole for extra comfort in one pair of shoes. MRP: Rs 8,223 Buy it here 10. Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes © Amazon Salomon is brand that is specifically known for designing and curating trail running shoes, so you can rest assured about the build, quality and durability of these Speedcross 4 variants from their collection. Featuring anti-debris mesh, water resistant textiles, a mud guard, quick lace and even a lace pocket, they also come equipped with a molded and lightweight EVA insole, as well as a wet traction contagrip outsole, making these shoes an absolute winner, despite their slightly hefty price tag. MRP: Rs 8,799 Buy it here 11. Inov-8 Men's Roclite 280 Trail Running Shoes © Amazon Now here's something really special. Perhaps of all the trail running shoes mentioned on our list, these Roclite 280 variants come with the most hiking-friendly specifications. Whether it's the lace-up vamp and padded collar that makes for a more secure fit, gaiter clips that give added protection from debris, a removable insole, lugged outsole, a highly elasticated mesh TPU upper that gives immense breathability, or the rear heel counter that gives enhanced stability, these shoes will give you immense value for money. Add to these the Meta-Shank and Meta-Flex technologies, and you've got a pair of shoes that give greater forefoot flexibility and freedom of movement than most shoes would. MRP: Rs 10,150 Buy it here 12. Under Armour Horizon Rtt Trail Running Shoes © Amazon And we've saved one of the best for last. After all, Under Armour is already known for curating the best fitness related products out there, so it shouldn't be all that surprising for you to see these Horizon Rtt trail running shoes make our list. After all, they come equipped with durable and resiliant PU and textile upper that gives enhanced ventilation, a mesh heel with dual protective welds, a molded collar foam that will make sure you don't compromise on your sense of comfort and a charged cushioning foam that helps absorb shocks. Simply put, these trail running shoes have more than earned their place in your hiking gear. MRP: Rs 14,353 Buy it here
  9. Owing to the cross-border tensions and the prolonged issue of Kashmir, India and Pakistan have successfully managed to become arch-rivals over the years. But, their rivalry isn't restricted to the border lines, in fact, it seems to have transcended across sports as well. And, cricket is probably the one that is much anticipated than the rest. As soon as the lucrative draw of an India vs Pakistan match is announced, the tickets sell like hot-cakes and the excitement amongst fans soars to an all-time high. If this is the case before the clash, you can probably anticipate what happens when the two teams take the field. It might seem like just another cricket match to many others, but for the citizens of India and Pakistan, it is nothing less than war (barring weapons of course). Thus, when the date of India's group-stage clash against Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup came close, cricket fanatics across the globe once again braced themselves for yet another thrilling contest. But, while many prepared themselves in advance for the 'mother of all battles', Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza gave some words of wisdom to the over-enthusiastic fans. Soo less than 24hrs to go for this match,safe to sign out of social media for a few days since the amount of nonsense thts gonna b said here can make a 'regular' person sick ,let alone a pregnant oneðLater guys!Knock yourselves out!BUT remember-ITS ONLY A CRICKET MATCH! Toodles! — Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) September 18, 2018 Married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, Sania took to Twitter and urged fans to keep their emotions in check and treat the Indo-Pak clash as a cricket match and nothing more. "Soo less than 24hrs to go for this match, safe to sign out of social media for a few days since the amount of nonsense thts gonna b said here can make a 'regular' person sick, let alone a pregnant one. Later guys! Knock yourselves out!BUT remember- ITS ONLY A CRICKET MATCH! Toodles!," she tweeted. India will be locking horns with Pakistan after a span of 15 months since their debacle in the 2017 Champions Trophy final. The Sarfraz Ahmed-led side broke a billion hearts after defeating the tournament favourites by a huge margin of 180 runs. Led by Rohit Sharma, the Indian team will be eager to avenge their heartbreaking loss when they take the field in the Asia Cup group-stage game today. With Virat Kohli missing from the line-up, India will surely have their task cut out against Pakistan, who have emerged as one of the best-rounded limited-overs side in international cricket lately. The likes of Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali will always be a threat with the new ball, which is probably why the Indian batsmen will need to be at their prolific best if they intend to bury their demons from the Champions Trophy 2017 final.
  10. Before we tell you why Google Wi-Fi is perfect for Indian homes, it would be fair to tell you that I bought Google's mesh router system for my personal use. Since this product was bought, it would be fair to tell you my opinion rather than writing an official review. I moved into a new home recently and I've always faced the issue of Wi-Fi coverage in my home. Indian homes are usually made of concrete thick walls that prevent the Wi-Fi signal from reaching all corners of the house. I recently got myself a gigabit connection and I needed a Wi-Fi system that would reach the far end of my house. The home I'm currently living in is 2,100 square feet and required a mesh router setup. © Google Today, traditional routers cannot deliver enough coverage and range extenders are often not reliable. Mesh routers are now taking over and I invested in getting myself a three-pack Google Wi-Fi. It costs less than Netgear's Orbi and delivers an experience that you would expect from a mesh router. After using Google's Wifi, I don't think I'll ever switch to a traditional Wifi again. It's Easy To Setup © MensXP Setting up the Google Wifi was probably the easiest thing we've encountered and it was even easier to set up the access points. Assuming you already have an internet connection, you can connect one of the Google Wifi points to your modem/router with an ethernet cable and it will automatically start broadcasting. You will need to download the free Google Wifi app on your iPhone or Android device to proceed further. The App will now let you configure your Wi-Fi network by simply scanning the QR code at the bottom of the Wifi point. You can then name your network and set a password. Once you are done with the procedure you can simply repeat the process of scanning the QR Code for installing additional points. It literally takes seconds for the Google Wifi to recognise additional Wifi Points. © MensXP Now that you're all set-up, you can use the Google Wifi app for additional features such as setting up a guest Wi-fi, test speeds, track the mesh network's health or monitor your network in general. The app has an inbuilt speed testing feature which means you don't need to use third-party apps to test your speed. How Did It Perform © Google Since I have a gigabit internet connection in my home, Google Wifi was able to optimise speed to the maximum even when we were far away from the nearest WiFi point. We were able to stream 4K movies on Netflix in three separate rooms at the same time without facing any buffer period. It was able to automatically prioritise traffic and distribute crucial bandwidth without any issues. Google Wifi is all about providing you with coverage, the speed of your internet depends on your plan or your ISP. Here is a screenshot of the speed I was getting 20 feet away from the nearest Google Wifi point: © MensXP Why Google Should Get It To India Currently, Google does not sell 'Google Wifi' in India officially as I purchased mine from the United States during my travels. The Google Wifi is reasonably priced and is the only affordable option when taking its competition into consideration. Google offers more units, is easy to setup and performs well. It's everything the Indian market and homes needs and with Google Home now available in India, it would be a perfect addition to the ecosystem. Indian homes, in general, have thicker walls than the west and in order to combat the problem of connectivity, Google Wifi is the only affordable answer right now.
  11. Arguably one of the most popular cricketers and one of the successful Indian captains, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his ever-growing stature needs no introduction to cricket. While his leadership skills allowed the Indian cricket team to scale new heights, his batting prowess saw him being hailed as one of the best finishers of the game. He might have renounced his captaincy to pave way for Virat Kohli, but there is little doubt over his popularity amongst cricket fans. For a man who has aided Indian cricket for a really long time now, Dhoni often attracts criticism which is generally focussed on his batting slump and age. His inconsistency with the willow has given the critics enough arsenal to fire verbal volleys at him. The most recent being his low strike-rate during the second ODI against England where India failed to chase down the target of 323 runs. Coming in to bat at a time when India had lost skipper Kohli and the asking rate consistently rising, Dhoni could only manage to score 59-ball 37 which included just two boundaries. He was eventually dismissed in the 47th over by Liam Plunkett as India succumbed to a 86-run defeat. © Reuters The third ODI, eventually a series decider, once again saw Dhoni failing to hit the ground running with the willow. The Jharkhand cricketer scored 42 runs off 66 deliveries as India could only amass 256 runs in 50 overs. In reply, England chased down the target with eight wickets and 33 deliveries to spare, eventually clinching the series 2-1. Dhoni's mediocre performance attracted heavy criticism from fans and pundits alike. Many even went on to speculate that Dhoni's illustrious career was probably coming to an end. For someone who has been closely watched throughout his career, criticism was nothing new for Dhoni but his batting slump in England was probably not his doing. Before going to England, Dhoni had enjoyed a good run in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he led the returning Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their third title triumph. He scored 455 runs in 18 matches at an average of 40.16 and a strike-rate of over 130. There was no shortage of big hits either as Dhoni smashed 24 fours and 30 sixes in the tournament. So what really went wrong for the CSK captain in England, you'd ask? Well, it's his batting position. © Reuters Playing for CSK in IPL 2018, Dhoni ripped the opposition bowlers apart and got his team over the line consistently by batting at the No. 4 position. It allowed him the time to settle in and build the innings before going hammer and tongs at the opposition bowlers in the death overs. But, during the limited-overs series against England, the hard-hitting Dhoni we all saw in the iconic yellow CSK jersey was nowhere to be found. With the Indian middle-order packed with specialist batsmen carrying out their respective roles, Dhoni came to bat down the order and had comparatively lesser balls to face. He might have enthralled us all by going big right from the word go in the past, but if we're being practical, Dhoni is neither the same finisher, nor he is young. From being an aggressor, Dhoni has transformed into an accumulator for Team India. And, that's exactly why the 2018 Asia Cup is a perfect opportunity for this old warhorse to win over the fans and critics. Ahead of this year's Asia Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had decided to rest skipper Kohli for the tournament. While Kohli's absence didn't really go down well with host broadcaster Star, it seems to be a blessing in disguise for Dhoni. With Kohli unavailable for the No. 3 slot, Dhoni now has a chance to come up the order - probably at No. 4 - to anchor the innings for his side before accelerating in the final overs. © Reuters A vital cog in Team India's batting line-up, Dhoni will be crucial for keeping the middle-order intact at the Asia Cup. With India's most consistent batsman Kohli missing out, India's opponents will fancy their chances and could potentially target the team's shaky middle-order in a bid to produce an upset. And, this is where Dhoni's experience will come in handy for Rohit Sharma-led India. Going into the tournament, Dhoni has another confidence booster in the form of his Bradman-esque average in Asia Cup. The right-hander has been unbeaten in his last 7 innings in the tournament, scoring 113 runs at a strike-rate of 213.21. Among the batsmen who have scored more than 500 runs in the competition, Dhoni has the highest average of 95.16 in the history of Asia Cup. Apart from silencing his critics, the Asia Cup can also prove to be a platform for Dhoni to cement his position in the side for the coveted 2019 ICC World Cup in England. As India gear up to defend their Asia Cup title this year, Dhoni will be eager to make the opportunity count on the back of a prolific showing with the willow.
  12. An Air India flight suffered multiple system failure, had almost no fuel and faced severe weather conditions while trying to land at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York. The pilot managed to save the life of 370 passengers on board by manually landing the plane on the runway. © Air India Air India 101 was flying direct from New Delhi to New York and faced one of the worst situations any pilot would never want to face in their career. The plane experienced multiple system failure and was extremely low on fuel. The pilot immediately reported the situation to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) as the flight also witnessed other failures such as the malfunctioning of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) receivers. Despite all the problems, the pilot managed to land the plane at a different airport in Newark. The landing instrument that malfunctioned allows a pilot to approach a runway blindly. © Star Alliance According to reports, the B777 aircraft has flown over 36,985 hours and has been in service for almost 9 years. While the incident was transpiring, there was panic among passengers as the aircraft managed to land. A pilot can fly an aircraft without the onboard navigation system, however, the accuracy often suffers. Today, most Airports in the world have different Required Navigation Performance (RNP) parameters. Airports have different separation parameters between aircraft which are in turn defined by the RNP. As the LNAV and VNAV were malfunctioning on the Air India flight, it would have been difficult for the pilot to follow the separation indicated by ATC.
  13. Having to suffer from acne-breakouts, oily skin or other skin problems can be an incredibly daunting task, especially when they end up becoming a chronic issue. Now there are a lot of things one can do to help combat, or at least curb, these skin issues - but perhaps the most simple, effortless and cost-effective way involves investing in a quality face wash. This is where Clean and Clear face washes become a great boon as not only are they a reputable and reliable brand to opt for, but they also curate products that cater to different skin types. And so on that note, here are the best clean and clear face washes for men in India, all of which deliver the goods without burning any holes in your pockets. Check Out The Best Clean And Clear Face Washes For Pimples, Acne-Breakouts and Oiliness 1. Clean & Clear Morning Energy Apple Face Wash, 50 ml © Amazon India Priced at just Rs 65, this is probably one of the most affordable face washes of premium quality that you could get your hands on. Infused with apple extracts that help combat oily skin, using this face wash will help balance your skin's natural PH levels, while the sodium hydroxide helps combat signs of ageing. Best suitable for: Oily to normal skin MRP: Rs. 65 Buy it here 2. Clean & Clear Morning Energy Lemon Face Wash, 50 ml © Amazon India Infused with the richness of natural lemon extracts, this face wash is perfect for removing dirt and dust particles, as well as other impurities, from your skin. It also comes equipped with glycerin that helps provide added moisture to your skin and helps unclog even the deepest of blocked pores. Best suitable for: Oily to Normal skin MRP: Rs. 66 Buy it here 3. Clean & Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash, 80 g © Amazon India Those of you who are in a constant struggle with pimples and acne-breakouts need to check out this Pimple Clearing variant from Clean and Clear. Infused with neem and lemon extracts (two of the most beneficial natural ingredients for your skin), this face wash will help you fight pimples at their roots, all the while being gentle on your skin. It also happens to be infused with an oil-free formula that'll help you unclog the blocked pores of your skin. Best suitable for: Acne prone skin MRP: Rs. 99 Buy it here 4. Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash,150 ml © Amazon India If you're looking for a face wash that'll last long, then this 150 ml variant is just what you were looking for. This Foaming face wash from Clean and Clear will help combat oiliness and pimples in equal measures, and will do so without causing any skin dryness. In short, it'll make for an incredibly useful addition to your grooming regimen, one that you won't regret using any time soon. Best suitable for: Oily to Normal skin MRP: Rs. 137 Buy it here 5. Clean & Clear Natural Bright Face wash, 100ml © Amazon India Finally, we have this Natural Bright face wash from Clean and Clear. It is infused with a formula of rose water and honey, making it a great tool to help you unclog blocked pores and remove skin impurities. Using it just twice a day will be enough to help keep your skin fresh and hydrated, making it yet another effective option to go for. Best suitable for: Dry to Normal skin MRP: Rs. 110 Buy it here
  14. The world of cricket is not new to superstars. The sport, in its rich legacy, has seen a lot of cricketers ruling the gentleman's game across different eras. The legend of Sir Donald Bradman still sounds afresh every time someone mentions his name. The great Sachin Tendulkar, despite his retirement, continues to rule the hearts of cricket fans across the globe. Similarly, in the modern-era of the game, no other cricketer has managed to capture our imagination the way Virat Kohli has with his exploits on the field. Proving to be a cut above the rest, the Indian captain continues to prove to be a nightmare for the opposition bowlers. His artistry with the willow has earned him plaudits across the globe, while his leadership skills has aided Team India in crunch situations. Kohli has garnered respect from the opposition players and is cherished by fans for his might. Such has been his popularity that he has also become a prized-possession of the broadcasters and popular brands. Thus, when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Kohli will be rested for the 2018 Asia Cup, the official broadcaster of the tournament - Star - was left ruing the absence of the Indian captain. MSK Prasad, the chief of selectors, had announced that Kohli had been playing continuously for quite some time and the Indian cricket board decided to hand him the period of rest. But, Star is clearly not impressed. © Reuters In an email to Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Game Development Manager Thusith Perera, host broadcaster Star expressed their displeasure, stating how Kohli's absence will impact the financial aspect of the coverage. "In our view, the announcement of the absence of one of world's best batsmen from the Asia Cup, only 15 days before the commencement of the Asia Cup, is a severe dent to us (event broadcaster) and will severely impact our ability to monetise and generate revenue for the tournament," the email stated. In response, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri claimed, "Kindly note that the team selected by BCCI selection Committee (an expert body comprising of former cricketers) to participate in the Asia Cup as announced on 1st September 2018 is the best available team." “Please also take note that selection of the best available team for participation in a tournament is the sole prerogative of the selection committee of BCCI. It is not open for Asian Cricket Council or its broadcaster to insist on the selection of any particular player and/or to question the expert opinion of the Selection Committee as to which is the best available team for a particular tournament,” Johri's mail claimed. © Reuters Now, it's needless to say that Kohli's absence at the ongoing Asia Cup will understandably have some financial impact for the host broadcasters. But, as the BCCI's response reveals, the right to select the team is solemnly reserved for the Indian board and its selectors. A broadcaster can complain and whine about it, but they cannot force a cricket board to select a team or player to their whims and fancies. “The matter was discussed with the BCCI. We have been informed by BCCI that best available team is participating in Asia Cup 2018. Therefore, we would like to reiterate that ACC is fully compliant with its MRLA obligations,” the ACC game development manager wrote in a letter to Star. More importantly, Kohli has been a workhorse for his side, playing continuously series after series, tours after tours. He was part of India's rigorous tour of England that included three ODIs and T20Is alongside five Tests. Being the most important and crucial batsman for his side, Kohli's workload needs to be handled properly by the BCCI which probably explains their decision to hand him some much-needed rest for the Asia Cup. © Reuters The Indian team cannot afford Kohli to exhaust his energy and vigour in a tournament like Asia Cup where Pakistan seems to be the only competition for them. In the bigger scheme of things, the Indian board would want the skipper to be ready and fresh for the much-anticipated tour of Australia that poses a bigger challenge Down Under. Slated to begin from 21st November, India's tour of Australia will be comprised of three ODIs, four Tests and three T20Is - spanning over two months. Following their exploits in Australia, the Indian team will then travel to New Zealand for five ODIs and three T20Is beginning from 23rd January, 2019. Once that comes to an end, the sub-continent giants will host the Australian side for five ODIs and two T20Is in a two-month long tour which is scheduled from 24th February till 13th March. The months of March and April next year will then see the likes of Kohli and his teammates plying their trade in the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). And, once that comes to an end, the world of cricket will brace for the coveted 2019 ICC World Cup slated from 30th May till 14th July. Given the tournaments and tours scheduled for Men in Blue, the BCCI's decision to rest Kohli might not have fared well for the broadcasters, but it undeniably an important and well-thought call for Team India which heavily relies on its skipper to get past their opponents across the three formats in cricket.
  15. If music is your much-needed dose for survival in this tough world, we have got you covered. Pack your bags and get ready to depart on a musical journey where melody will be your one true soul mate. Be it classical, jazz, or Kabir Vani, there is one such music festival for every mix. Near the Ganga Ghats, or near the beach or inside a beautiful fort, we have a list that can't be missed: 1. Mahindra Kabira Festival View this post on Instagram Be one with historic melodies, mystic music & the romance of the river with the Mahindra Kabira Festival . . . #MahindraKabiraFestival #MKF2018 #instapassport #thecreative #artofvisuals #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #theprettycities #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #visualmobs #theglobewanderer #forahappymoment #exploringtheglobe #VaranasiDiaries #varanasiindia #Varanasi #incredibleindia #photographers_of_india #indiagram #storiesofindia #indiaclicks #everydayindia #indianphotography #streetsofindiað£ A post shared by Mahindra Kabira Festival (@mahindrakabirafestival) on Aug 9, 2018 at 8:09am PDT What's better than listening to Kabir's words near the ghats of Ganga? Well, the mere image of it gives us the most positive feeling. If this is your cup of tea, Mahindra Kabira Festival is the ultimate stop. Introducing music-lovers to an invigorating Morning and Evening Music Programme, this is the ultimate affair. Witness leading exponents of the Benares Gharana and folk traditions, Dadra, thumri, khayal gayaki styles, Sufiyana and ghazals, and pakhawaj and tabla players out and out in one festival. The Festival promises an experience that truly is 'Kabir in every sense'. Adding to the list is also some feature sessions on art and literature inspired by Kabir. Date: 16th – 18th Nov 2018 Venue: Varanasi, India Website: www.mahindrakabira.com 2. Jodhpur Riff View this post on Instagram Jodhpur RIFF is back this year from the 24th-28th of October! Experience one of India's most magical roots-music festivals under the light of the brightest full moon of the year amidst the magnificent environs of Mehrangarh Fort. Passes are available on www.jodhpurriff.org. Get a 15% discount if you buy passes by 21st Sept. Keep watching this space for sneek peeks into the incredible RIFF 2018 line up. #jodhpurriff #riff #worldmusic #worldmusicfestival #music #musicfestival #folkmusic #rajasthanifolk #jodhpur #rajasthan #india #JodhpurRIFF2018 A post shared by JodhpurRIFF (@jodhpurriff) on Sep 4, 2018 at 6:06am PDT Staying true to its name 'Jodhpur Riff', the festival offers a glimpse of rare musical forms and Rajasthani folk instruments. One also gets a chance to interact with folk experts and maestros of the folk traditions and top-notch international musicians. This festival gives a unique experience catering to the audience around the globe with amazing collaborations and a unique program mix of effortless synergies, leading us into a delightful musical realm. P.S. It's a music festival that happens inside the fort walls, making it an experience you will never forget. Date: 24-28 October 2018 Venue: Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur Bookings: www.jodhpurriff.org 3. Jazz India Circuit View this post on Instagram Some songs are hard to forget, just like this one! .. . . .. . . Here is what the audience have to say about their experience today . . .. . . . #JazzIndiaCircuit #livemusic #Jazz #jazztime #jazzman #livejazz #jazzitup #jazzart #jazzmaster #jazzpiano #jazzconcert #jazztrio #jazzvinyl #jazzhouse #livemusic #rocknroll #newmusic #musiclife #audioloveofficial #concertjunkie #bestband #htbarp #incredibleindia #photographers_of_india #indiagram #storiesofindia #indiaclicks #everydayindia #jicdelhi2018 A post shared by Jazz India Circuit (@jazzindiacircuit) on Mar 17, 2018 at 9:44am PDT Jazz has always been a genre that has appealed to a niche group, but with changing time, this form of music is taking over. Jazz has always been about exploring freedom, going beyond boundaries and deconstructing your traditional roots to produce a contemporary piece that redefines the future of music. The 'Jazz India Circuit' (JIC) is like a modern-day speakeasy, bringing music loves and jazz aficionados experience music the way they would want to. The circuit brings the best of both- young talent from India and some world-renowned legends, whose pieces will blow your mind away. Date: December 1st and 2nd, 2018 Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG) Panjim Website: www.jazzindiacircuit.com 4. The Sacred: Pushkar View this post on Instagram We close this season of #TheSacred with a phenomenal performance by Mukhtiyar Ali. A big thanks to our audience for being equally phenomenal! . . . #Pushkar #EveningMusic #Rajasthan #RejuvenateInTimelessPushkar #Music #Yoga #Meditation @rajasthan_tourism @insta_pushkar A post shared by The Sacred (@thesacredfestival) on Dec 17, 2017 at 8:41am PST The Festival transports you to the world of sacred music, healing therapies, yoga, meditation, food trails, and curated heritage walks in the timeless Pushkar. 'The Sacred: Pushkar' brings together the elements of the spiritual and divine, taking you down the lanes of the ageless enchantment of music. The Festival gets on-board the most diverse mix of talent from India and around the globe. Date: 12-14 October 2018 Venue: Pushkar, India Website: www.thesacred.in 5. Ziro Music festival View this post on Instagram Pardon the bad sound, and the low quality video, BUT there is no way my miniature phone could have recorded the INCREDIBLE, high energy, insane set from these guys. @livesapta owned it. Big fat high fives all round! @tapassnaresh @martibharath #zfm2017 #zirofestivalofmagic Video @shaheenlubna A post shared by Ziro Festival Of Music (@zirofestival) on Oct 21, 2017 at 6:22am PDT Dance, music and an exquisite location, that's a total win-win. Camp for four days in the lush green valley in the Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh and explore natural beauty like never before. If visiting this part of India has always been on your check-list, then look no further. 2 stages, 40 acts and 6000 people who get high on music just like you. Date: 27-30 September 2018 Venue: Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Website: www.zirofestival.com (c) MensXP
  16. If you've ever seen Uday Chopra's tweets, I think it's safe to assume your first reaction was – "what is this guy smoking (and where can I get some)?" I don't want to sound so presumptuous and say "oh, this guy is definitely doing drugs" but how else can you explain this? If I have a son I will name him Hashtag. Hashtag Chopra, I like the sound of it or just #Chopra — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) November 15, 2014 And this I have figured out why people aren't happy. It's cause they're sad. — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) December 28, 2014 And this 10 is the most amazing color… — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) December 29, 2014 And lastly, THIS When I was a kid I thought that I had to marry someone with my own surname. I thought that was the law. I never knew that women changed their surnames. I was constantly on the lookout for Chopra girls — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) May 6, 2018 But, something really different has finally happened on his Twitter account. Yesterday, he posted a tweet where it seemed that he was as sober as he could be, when he wrote it. Take my word on it, that's really a rare find. But ironically, the tweet was actually about marijuana. Who would've thought, right? I feel India should legalize marijuana. Firstly, It's part of our culture. Secondly, I think if legalized and taxed it can be a huge revenue source. Not to mention it will remove the criminal element associated with it. Plus and most importantly it has a lot of medical benefits! — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) September 13, 2018 He immediately followed it up with a clarification, though. And no I do not use it. I just really think it's a wise move, given our history with the plant. — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) September 13, 2018 It's kinda hard to believe he doesn't use it, but I'm not here to throw accusations, I'm just here to subtly hint at it. Whatever the case may be, I fully support Uday on everything. After all, he's my favourite meme account/shitpost generator on Twitter. He also replied to a bunch of people and actually gave very informative answers. Well in Holi, Bhaang (which is similar to marijuana) has been used for centuries. Also during Mahashivratri many sadhus smoke it in emulation of Shiva. Guess more religion than culture but the two are kind of inter related. — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) September 13, 2018 He raised some good points. So your argument is that don't make it legal cause everyone will be stoned. Wonder why that same reasoning didn't stop people from legalizing alcohol #Flawed — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) September 13, 2018 The benefits are too many to list. A brief google search will educate you I'm sure. Anyway it's better than being schooled by people like me who have no work. — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) September 13, 2018 Just to give you some perspective...coffee is also a drug! — Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) September 13, 2018 Some people tried to troll him, obviously. pic.twitter.com/4vgsaL088m — Bhrustrated® Activist (@AnupamUncl) September 13, 2018 pic.twitter.com/avHw20RRRz — SAN SEERVI (@sandeep_seervi) September 13, 2018
  17. When you think about buying a new pair of running shoes, which is the first brand that pops in your mind? I'm sure the answer for most of you would be Nike, and that's not at all surprising since Nike curates some of the best running shoes in the market. Cool, fashion-forward, trendy and incredibly useful, Nike shoes get the job done, all the while making you look good as well! So if you've been planning on stocking up on a new pair of shoes for your morning runs and evening workouts, here are the best Nike running shoes for men that you should definitely check out: The Best Nike Shoes That All Runners Need To Check Out 1. Nike DownShifter 7 Blue Running Shoes © Amazon India The DownShifter 7 running shoes from Nike are designed to be lightweight, sturdy and durable, all the while providing you with optimum performance, making them a worthy investment. Also useful for casual wear, these blue mesh shoes, that feature Nike's signature logo and a contrast white sole, happen to be affordable as well. MRP: Rs. 3,895 Buy it here 2. Nike Air Relentless 4 Black Running Shoes © Amazon India Made of mesh and synthetic leather, these Air Relentless 4 running shoes from Nike should pretty much be a staple in every man's shoe closet. Featuring Nike's signature logo and a contrast sole, these stylish and functional shoes are incredibly durable, useful for casual wear and are available in coral red as well. MRP: Rs. 4,197 Buy it here 3. Nike Run-All-Day Grey Running Shoes © Amazon India Equipped with a push collar that offers superior comfort, as well as a Phylon midsole that provides responsive cushioning, these grey mesh running shoes from Nike are worth every single penny. Perhaps the best part about these Run-All-Day variants is the fact that they provide your foot with midfoot webbing that makes for a more secure and stable fit. MRP: Rs. 3,357 Buy it here 4. Nike Air Epic Speed Navy Blue Running Shoes © Amazon India Perhaps the best looking shoes on this list, these Air Epic Speed variants from Nike are truly special. Designed with a leather, mesh and synthetic upper, and coming with six months of warranty, these navy blue running shoes will make for the perfect accessory for your morning runs. MRP: Rs. 4,501 Buy it here 5. Nike Dart 12 Black Running Shoes © Amazon India More than anything else, what makes these Dart 12 running shoes from Nike so special is just how classy they look. Although they are perfect for a morning run, they will also make for an incredibly stylish accessory for any fashion-forward ensemble. MRP: Rs. 4,847 Buy it here 6. Nike Revolution 3 Black Running Shoes © Amazon India The Nike Revolution 3 running shoes perhaps offer the most value for money of any shoes mentioned on this list. After all, not only do they look incredibly stylish and uber cool, but they also happen to be supremely comfortable, incredibly useful and will make for a great addition to your sneakers collection. MRP: Rs. 3,325 Buy it here 7. Nike Emerge 3 Volt Running Shoes © Amazon India These Emerge 3 Volt running shoes from Nike are the perfect amalgamation of style, comfort and performance. Designed with a mesh and synthetic upper, these neon green and black shoes will not only elevate your runs to the next level, but they will also make you stand out from the clutter of basic sneakers out there. MRP: Rs. 3,695 Buy it here 8. Nike Downshifter 7 Blue Running Shoes © Amazon India These Downshifter 7 running shoes are, without question, one of the best Nike running shoes for men. How so? Well, not only are they the most affordable pair on this list, but they also feature a lightweight and breathable mesh upper, a rubber outsole that provides durability and stability during your runs and come equipped with Flex Grooves technology that gives them a more flexible range of motion. MRP: Rs. 2,797 Buy it here 9. Nike Quest Grey Running Shoes © Amazon India Though these Quest Grey running shoes from Nike are a bit on the higher side, don't let that make you bypass them as they have a lot going for them. A mesh upper that provides superior ventilation, flywire cables that provide additional support to your foot and pistons on the outsole that deflect on impact (which provides additional cushioning), these black mesh shoes will make for a worthy and long-term investment. MRP: Rs. 6,485 Buy it here 10. Nike Air Relentless 5 Grey Running Shoes © Amazon India Finally, we have these Air Relentless 5 variants from Nike. Coming with one month of warranty, these grey mesh shoes prove, yet again, that sticking to the basics can never be a bad idea. MRP: Rs. 5,495 Buy it here
  18. I think it's safe to say that, when it comes to running shoes, Adidas is pretty much the gold standard. After all, it's one of the most reputable and sought-after brands for sporting essentials in the world, especially sports shoes. So if you've been looking for a new pair of running shoes to own, opting for Adidas makes for a wise choice. And so on that note, here are the best Adidas running shoes for men In India that are certain to be a long-term investment. The Best Adidas Shoes That Your Morning Runs Are Incomplete Without 1. Adidas Men's Yking Running Shoes © Amazon India Made of a synthetic and suede upper, these Yking running shoes from Adidas are an incredibly budget-friendly option to go for. After all, getting the premium and reliable quality of Adidas for a price that is less than Rs 2000 makes for a deal you cannot afford to miss out on. Add to this the fact that these shoes also come with three months of warranty, an Adiprene midsole for maximum impact cushioning and a Traxion outsole that offers superior grip, and you've got a pair of shoes that pretty much offer the best value for money you could possibly get. MRP: Rs. 1,799 Buy it here 2. Adidas Men's Adiray 1.0 Running Shoes © Amazon India These modish navy and grey mesh running shoes double down as a stylish accessory that can also be adorned for a casual outing. Incredibly lightweight, the combination of synthetic overlays with mesh underlays gives these shoes the type of durability, comfort, and breathability that is rare to find. Add to this the lightstrike IMEVA midsole they come equipped with and you've got an all-round winner. MRP: Rs. 2,089 Buy it here 3. Adidas Men's Alcor Syn 1.0 Running Shoes © Amazon India Sometimes, sticking to the basics is the best road to take (no pun intended!). After all, if it ain't broke why fix it? So opting for these Alcor Syn 1.0 running shoes from Adidas, that are available in white, grey and black and comprise of a synthetic upper, makes for a good and worthy buy. MRP: Rs. 2,885 Buy it here 4. Adidas Men's Edge RC Running Shoes © Amazon India If you're looking for something a bit more quirky and colourful, then these Edge RC variants from Adidas are a good option. Available in navy blue and magenta, these shoes that comprise of a mesh and leather upper, are incredibly lightweight and supremely comfortable, all the while being stylish as well. MRP: Rs. 3,499 Buy it here 5. Adidas Men's Questar Tnd Running Shoes © Amazon India Possibly the most fashion-forward and good looking shoes mentioned on this list, these Questar Tnd running shoes make for the perfect amalgamation of style, durability and utility. Featuring a mesh upper and a contrast sole, they also come equipped with a moulded heel counter that provides more comfort and stability for your morning runs and/or evening workouts. MRP: Rs. 4,499 Buy it here 6. Adidas Men's Nebular 1.0 Running Shoes © Amazon India Apart from their fancy looking design, what makes these Nebular 1.0 running shoes so special is the fact that come equipped with both the light strike IMEVA midsole AND the Adiwear outsole that provides optimum durability and comfort. The mesh upper that gives your feet more breathability, ends up being the icing on the cake. MRP: Rs. 1,619 Buy it here 7. Adidas Men's Solyx Running Shoes © Amazon India The Solyx running shoes from Adidas that come in three different colours - blue, grey and black - are yet another premium option that you could add to your sneaker collection. Designed with a synthetic upper, not only are these Solyx running shoes certain to take your runs to the next level, but they are also built to provide you with better cushioning and comfort. They also come equipped with OrthoLite technology, that makes them incredibly lightweight without compromising on durability. MRP: Rs. 3,229 Buy it here 8. Adidas Men's Adispree 3 Running Shoes © Amazon India Made of a mesh upper, these black and neon green shoes are another budget-friendly choice for those looking to upgrade their sneaker collection. Keep in mind though that, unlike the other shoes mentioned on our list, these ones don't come with any warranty. MRP: Rs. 2,399 Buy it here 9. Adidas Men's Alphabounce Beyond Running Shoes © Amazon India Finally, we've saved the best for the last. Though they are a bit expensive, not only are these Alphabounce Beyond running shoes incredibly stylish to look at (you can pretty much wear them to any social event or party to accentuate your attire), but they also end up providing you with the perfect gear (that scores high on durability and comfort) for your morning runs. MRP: Rs. 7,301 Buy it here
  19. The Razer Phone has been off to an amazing start since its launch. The brand has always been known for its gaming rigs and accessories, and with the Razer Phone, the company has carved out a niche for itself. Following the Razer's approach to mobile gaming, many other companies like ASUS and Xiaomi have also started focusing on gaming phones. In a recent earnings report, Razer confirmed that the Razer Phone 2 was in production. The Razer Phone was launched last year, and a new successor is expected to be just around the corner. It's become very normal for us to see a plethora of leaks and reports before every launch, same is the case with Razer. While there hasn't been any information on the new design, we do know a few of the specifications that the phone would boast. © Razer According to AnTuTu, a benchmarking app, the phone has a 5.7 inch Sharp IGZO LCD screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The phone will also have a 120Hz refresh rate thanks to Qualcomm's Q Sync display technology. The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset along with 8GB RAM and a humungous 512GB internal storage. The phone has also been spotted on another benchmarking app, Geekbench, that confirms the phone will be having a Snapdragon 845 chipset and 8GB RAM. The listing also revealed the phone will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo. One thing is sure, the phone will receive the Android 9 Pie update soon after its launch, or the company could surprise us by shipping it out of the box. © YouTube The phone is expected to have an 8-megapixel selfie camera and 12-megapixel dual rear shooters with dual-tone flash and wide-angle lens. There have been rumours floating around suggesting there could be a major design change and the company's Chroma LED lighting system will be incorporated. A few months back Min-Liang-Tan, the CEO of Razer had confirmed that the brand is working on bringing the phone to India. However, we haven't seen any progress there yet. The phone was earlier alleged to be launched at IFA Berlin, but that did not materialize, we expect it to launch in November though.
  20. Trailing 0-2 in the five-match series, the Indian cricket team scripted a resounding comeback after securing a 203-run win over England in the third Test at Trent Bridge. The victory didn't just keep India alive, but it also allowed their fans to dream on for a historic Test series win in England. But, it wasn't meant to be. What began as a promise of better things to come, eventually turned into heartbreak and disappointment as Virat Kohli's men slumped to a 60-run loss at the Ageas Bowl in the fourth Test. India's loss meant that the hosts romped to a 3-1 win with one game still left to play in the series. But, there was a lot to ponder for the visitors. © Reuters The poor run of Indian openers in the series had instigated calls for Prithvi Shaw's inclusion for the fifth Test, while the middle-order woes of the visitors also demanded a few changes going into the final match of the series. Having lost the series, the Indian team was expected to make some noticeable changes in their line-up at the Kennington Oval. But, India's playing XI didn't really go down well with cricket pundits or the fans. There was no change at the top as KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan got another opportunity at the expense of young Shaw. Ravichandran Ashwin, whose struggles in the fourth Test were crucial in India's loss, was dropped to make way for Ravindra Jadeja. But, the surprising change came in the form of Hanuma Vihari, who replaced Hardik Pandya. Vihari, who was only included in the squad for the final two Tests, was handed a debut despite the fact that someone like Karun Nair, a triple centurion who was named in the side for the series, hasn't played a single game. In a series where the Indian middle-order has been exposed, Nair's technically-sound batting could have probably been the answer, but the Indian team management thought otherwise and opted for Vihari instead. © Reuters But, the move didn't impress Sunil Gavaskar who came down hard on the team management. "He (Karun) is not your favourite player. The selectors seem to have brought him. Don't think the team management likes him. He has every right to ask the team management why he is not in the team. He deserves an answer. You didn't pick an extra specialist batsman earlier, but now that you have, Karun Nair deserves an answer," Gavaskar said. Apart from Gavaskar, the social media was also abuzz with Karun's exclusion from the fifth Test as cricket bigwigs and fans condemned the Indian team management's decision. It's quite intriguing that no one is talking about the possibility of playing Karun Nair...If India wants to play 6 batsmen, he should be the first choice. If bowling a little is the deal-breaker, it's another matter... #EngvInd — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 7, 2018 India's selectors have just made a damning statement of what they think of Karun Nair as a player. Very very hard on him. Would love to know what he was told when the team was announced. — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 7, 2018 India A capt Karun Nair who scored an unbeaten treble hundred against England hasn't batted in the nets at The Oval & no journalist writes about it. They all seem to be interested in off the field match between Ganguly & Shastri. This is what modern cricket journalism is. Sad — Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) September 7, 2018 Indian team is losing in England because of Virat Kohli's overweening attitude. He plays favourites. Not picking Pujara in the first test, playing an unfit Ashwin in the 4th, and picking up Vihari ahead of Karun Nair are but a few of these examples. Great batsman, poor leader. — Sanjay Dixit सà¤à¤à¤¯ (@Sanjay_Dixit) September 7, 2018 I have immense respect for, and am a huge fan too, of both Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli. But the selection of Hanuma Vihari ahead of Karun Nair is the mother and father of the duo's baffling selections. Sorry! #ENGvIND — Arun Gopalakrishnan (@statanalyst) September 7, 2018 Shock Test debut for Hanuma Vihari (predictable after practice sessions last couple days, but still!) Meanwhile, Karun Nair is busy twiddling thumbs in some part of London. #EngvInd — Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) September 7, 2018 Would not like to be Karun Nair right now. Sat through the Afghanistan Test and now the England series. Not considered when finally India adds a batsman. — Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) September 7, 2018 Hanuman Vihari getting a test match ahead of Karun Nair is perplexing. Karun must have been singularly unimpressive in the nets. Reminds me of 1986, where when Chetan Sharma was injured, Madan Lal who was playing League cricket was preferred to Prabhakar who was in the squad. — Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) September 7, 2018 Good luck to Hanuma Vihari on debut, but just what has Karun Nair done wrong? For five four Tests he has served drinks as India's top order has let their bowlers down. And he still can't get a game. #ENGvIND #KarunNair — Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) September 7, 2018 If Karun Nair retires from Test cricket today he will retire with the best Test average in the history of Indian cricket. Over 60)) — shishir hattangadi (@shishhattangadi) September 7, 2018
  21. From this day onwards the LGBTQ community in India shall enjoy a life that is no longer closeted or barred from enjoying the basic human rights they have had to fight for, for such a long time. Earlier today, the Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay *** and scrapped a century-old law from the times of the British Raj, namely Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, and gave a very vibrant section of our community a new lease of life and the hope for a better future. © Reuters The verdict came from the Chief Justice of India who stated that gay rights must be upheld in the country, while Justice Indu Malhotra asserted that history owes an apology to the members and parents of the LGBTQ community who have suffered at the hands of a judgemental society that has overlooked their basic rights and needs for the longest times. The verdict stems from the very need for the whole community to lead a free life guided by the same fundamental rights that every other citizen of India enjoys in the country. This comes as a historic win for the nation and as a sign of better days in the future, where similar structural changes in outdated laws and policies shall protect and empower communities to live freely and without any fear, but complete with pride. © Reuters That said, we would also like to take you through the journey of not only how this sad, almost prehistoric law came to pass in the country but also why it managed to subsist within the system until today: 1. It was during the British Raj in 1862 that Section 377 first came into being. The law decreed that whoever indulges in voluntary carnal intercourse against the order of nature, be it with a woman, man or even an animal shall be punished by law with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a period of ten years along with an imposition of fine. © Reuters 2. Years of legal battle saw decriminalisation of consensual homosexual acts in private by the Delhi High Court in July 2009 and called Section 377 of IPC as unconstitutional, which prohibits a gay person's right to individuality. 3. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court reserved the High Court's verdict in December 2013. The then Justice G. S. Singhvi upheld the constitutional validity of Section 377 and put the responsibility of the legislature to decide on the matter. © Reuters 4. However, 2014 brought a ray of hope for the LGBTQ community, when transgenders in the country were declared as the “third gender” and ordered for them to be included under the OBC quota, by the top court's order. It was also stated that they shall have equal rights under the law such as the right to marriage, adoption, inheritance and adoption. 5. The major move towards a better chance for the community happened in February 2016, when the Naz Foundation submitted a curative petition and T.S. Thakur, the then Chief Justice of India ordered for the petitions to be reviewed again by a Constitutional bench. © Reuters 6. Cut to 2018 and in July this year, the five-member Constitutional bench began to hear petitions challenging Section 377. India began to hope that the bench would rectify the mistakes of the Supreme Court and repeal Section 377. 7. Today, on September 6th, the Constitutional bench finally gave its verdict and decriminalised gay ***. They have called for equal respect and rights for the LGBTQ community and for moving towards a better, all-encompassing and compassionate society. © Reuters It's been a long journey but finally, we have arrived and now we can proudly say all love is legal.
  22. On the back of hard work and dedication to the sport, Virat Kohli has managed to establish himself as one of the most consistent batsmen across all formats in international cricket. If his batting prowess and envious levels of fitness makes him a nightmare for the opposition bowlers, Kohli's leadership skills has adequately aided Team India since he took over the reins from MS Dhoni. More importantly, Kohli is understanding as a captain and shares a good rapport with his teammates who seem to have happily adopted his aggressive brand of cricket. Apart from his duties on the field, the Delhi lad has also been seen having a gala time with his Team India mates away from the field. It is Kohli's ability to not only deliver with the willow, but also care for his teammates that has allowed him to earn everyone's respect. However, it seems that there is one Indian cricketer in particular who is probably not happy with his pragmatic captain. © Reuters Rohit Sharma has been an integral part of the Indian cricket team over the years. He has established himself as his side's go-to opener in limited-overs cricket. When it comes to his relationship with Kohli, the duo has often been seen spending time together. In fact, their respective wives Anushka Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh have also been seen joining the Indian cricket stars on lunch dates and candid outings. But, despite all that, something seems terribly wrong between the two cricket superstars. Speculations are rife that Rohit has unfollowed Kohli on both Twitter and Instagram which further instigates theories of a potential rift between them. The Mumbai Indians captain has 12.4m followers on Twitter where he follows just 46 individuals - a list that surprisingly no longer includes Kohli. The case is pretty much the same on Instagram where Rohit has 6.8m followers, while he follows a total of 84 people - a list that once again excludes Kohli. © Reuters Rohit, who scored two hundreds during the recent limited-overs series in England, was dropped from the Indian squad for the five-match Test series. The 31-year-old was apparently unhappy with his axing and minced no words in expressing his disappointment when he took to Instagram. Sharing a photo of himself from a vacation when India were busy playing the 2nd Test against England, he wrote: "Would have preferred to be in the Lords balcony with a view of the ground but I'll settle for this for now (sic)". Would have preferred to be in the Lords balcony with a view of the ground but I'll settle for this for now A post shared by Rohit Sharma (@rohitsharma45) on Aug 10, 2018 at 3:09am PDT After India's shambolic display at Lord's, Rohit - at a promotional event - had even suggested that he was ready to open the innings for his side if they wanted him back. But, no one really paid heed to Rohit's comments. While we aren't sure if Rohit followed Kohli in the first place or what really instigated his decision to unfollow his captain on two of the social media's biggest platforms, the move undoubtedly left the Indian fans confused and a bit tensed. News is correct that Rohit Sharma has unfollowed Virat Kohli on twitter! Something is not going good between them!#ENGvIND — VIKASH KUMAR (@vkc1000) September 5, 2018 So @ImRo45 has unfollowed Virat Kohli on both Instagram and Twitter ðð #ViratKohli #RohitSharma — Kisi ki Crush ð (@JKC08ONLINE) September 3, 2018 Rohit Sharma unfollows Virat Kohli on Twitter & Instagram.. I hope nothing is too serious between them. — Siddharth Jha (@Siddhar79935179) September 4, 2018 Rohit Sharma follows Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni etc but don't have enough space to follow the Captain of the national team so unfollowed Virat Kohli. — Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 3, 2018 @ImRo45 Why did you unfollow @imVkohli #Rohit Bhai? — Bharath Youwecan (@bharathyouwe) September 3, 2018 Know the reason? ..why Rohit unfollowed Virat in Instagram ??? — Afu. (@Arya_WinFell) September 3, 2018 Hitman why did you unfollow @imVkohli ð¤ð¤ð¤ #RohitSharma #rohitunfollowvirat #Kohli @ImRo45 — Neelabh (@CuteNilab) September 5, 2018 What has happened between @ImRo45 and @imVkohli?? Why did @ImRo45 unfollow @imVkohli?? Hope everything is fine!!!! #RohitSharma #ViratKohli #AskRO #BCCI — Naga Sai Reddy (@imNagasai45) September 3, 2018
  23. Nehal Chudasma, the gorgeous girl from Mumbai has been crowned as the 'Miss Diva Miss Universe' and is all set to represent India at the 'Miss Universe' pageant later this year. The happiness of wearing the crown! ð @nehalchudasama9 @aditihundia @roshni_sheoran_ Hospitality Partner: @jwmarriottjuhu A post shared by Miss Diva Miss Universe India (@missdivaorg) on Sep 1, 2018 at 7:35am PDT HARDWORK NEVER GOES IN VAIN. I cried because all i could think about was my late Mom, my Father and my incredible support- My brother .Because i re lived all those moments of hard work and failures once while they announced my name. So FINALLY after 24 hours , the feeling has sunk in, and I've started believing what all happened in last one day is true. I am SO Grateful to - @missdivaorg - The Times of India @naughtynatty_g @vineetjain12 for giving me this opportunity of representing my Country, Our INDIA , at The MISS UNIVERSE pageant- @missuniverse ⤠I am out of words when it comes to show my gratitude towards all the support that i have received from all over the globe. THANKYOU - @tgpc_official , @thetiarapageanttrainingstudio , @dimpleamrin & all the pageant portal for all the contribution in my victory as MISS UNIVERSE INDIA 2018. To my dear Friends , I LOVE YOU ALL you know who you all are- this wouldn't have been possible without you. I will strive to keep growing and Never stop working hard over all that i wish to achieve, well this time it's not only my dream but INDIA's ⤠JAI HIND ð®ð³ . #Confidentlybeautiful #missdiva2018 #Missuniverseindia2018 #NehalChudasama #Missuniverse #missuniverse2018 A post shared by Nehal Chudasama (@nehalchudasama9) on Sep 1, 2018 at 11:23pm PDT Nehal takes great interest in cooking and is a fitness enthusiast, which obviously shows! You are confined only by the walls you build yourself. . Wearing: One of my favourite dresses by @dimpleamrin @dimplemehtacreations ⤠. #ThisIsMissDiva #missdiva2018 #missdiva #Missuniverseindia2018 #MissuniverseIndia #Missuniverse #missuniverse2018 #confidentlybeautiful #NehalChudasama #getfitwithnehal A post shared by Nehal Chudasama (@nehalchudasama9) on Aug 17, 2018 at 8:41am PDT This one's to my Hard work. This one's to self love. This one's to my Confidence. And this one's to my gratitude towards life and you guys for the support. . Wearing this stunning creation by- @nidhimunim ⤠. Thanks for enhancing my beauty- @biancalouzado_79 ⤠. And hosting us with the best venue - @theparkgoa 𤩠. For choreographing the show - @lubna.adam . #ThisIsMissDiva @yamahafascino @missdivaorg - Miss Universe India 2018 #confidentlybeautiful @missuniverse #Missuniverseindia2018 #missdiva2018 #Nehalchudasama A post shared by Nehal Chudasama (@nehalchudasama9) on Aug 5, 2018 at 11:02pm PDT The judge panel is a star-studded one with big names like ex-Miss Universe Lara Dutta, Shilpa Shetty, Neha Dhupia and Sushant Singh Rajput. I have always been known for my Confidence. It is one of my Superpowers. What's your? . Would you believe, @pranaychudasama captured this picture? ð⤠. #confidentlybeautiful #thisismissdiva #missuniverseindia2018 #MissDiva2018 #missuniverse #NehalChudasama #yamahafascinomissdiva # A post shared by Nehal Chudasama (@nehalchudasama9) on Jul 24, 2018 at 11:43pm PDT My winning moment as @drtvacha 'Miss Body Beautiful ' on Our first subcontest night of @yamahafascino @missdivaorg At the verry beautiful venue - @theparkgoa @theparkhotels . #Repost @missdivaorg (@get_repost) ã»ã»ã» Presenting the Diva who bagged not just one, but two sub-contests tonight - @nehalchudasama9, the winner of @drtvacha Miss Body Beautiful. Award presented by Dr. Amit Karkhanis, director, Dr. Tvacha Laser & Cosmetic Clinic and @mandanakarimi at @yamahamotorindia Miss Diva 2018 stlyed by @centralandme Fashion director @eshaamiin1 Venue: @theparkgoa Outfit by @shivanandnarresh Hair and make up by @biancalouzado_79 #ThisIsMissDiva #MissDiva2018 #MissDivaInGoa #MissDiva #MissUniverseIndia A post shared by Nehal Chudasama (@nehalchudasama9) on Aug 6, 2018 at 5:51am PDT Nehal believes that there is no substitute for hard work and her sheer dedication towards fitness, and now winning the crown, proves that. My only Competition is the person I was Yesterday! . Pc- @thebarcakidd Hair- @neetacardozo Makeup- @dope.ft.dee . . #feminamissindia #feminamissindiagujarat #nehalchudasama #strongwomen #bodygoals #fitnessmotivation #strongerthanyesterday A post shared by Nehal Chudasama (@nehalchudasama9) on Apr 29, 2018 at 8:22am PDT ðð #throwback to winning PQAS-2, by The Great Pageant Community @tgpc_official ð (Always so proud to type this) . . For having the best team behind this ð¸ - @thebarcakidd Makeup- @dope.ft.dee Wardrobe and styling- @mishel.maknojia â¤â¤â¤ A post shared by Nehal Chudasama (@nehalchudasama9) on Apr 22, 2018 at 8:44am PDT Let's hope that after Manushi, Nehal brings the crown back home!
  24. In what began as a promise of a sensational turnaround, the fourth Test eventually led to disappointment and heartbreak for the Indian cricket team as their dreams of scripting a historic series win over England went up in flames. Despite putting their best foot forward early in the penultimate game, Virat Kohli's men couldn't thwart the English side from securing a 60-run win and, in the process, sealing the five-match Test series. While many rued the incompetence of Ravichandran Ashwin on a track where England spinner Moeen Ali took nine wickets across two innings, KL Rahul's misfortunes at the top was undoubtedly a highly-debated topic after India's loss at the Ageas Bowl. The Karnataka cricketer was undone by Stuart Broad in both the innings on the mediocre scores of 19 and 0. But, Rahul's troubles weren't just restricted to the fourth Test. In fact, for an opener who has been backed by his captain and selectors to play all the matches in the series so far (a luxury that has eluded other Indian openers), the right-hander has only mustered 113 runs in eight innings at an average of 14.12. © Reuters One of the highly-rated openers in India's next generation of cricketers, Rahul cut a sorry figure after amassing paltry individual scores of 17 and 18 in the first two Tests. He showed signs of improvement in the third Test at Trent Bridge, as he looked more comfortable at the crease and played with intent. But, the Indian batsman just couldn't capitalise on his starts (23 & 36) and convert them into big scores. If the lack of runs has made a batsman of his calibre look mediocre, the way Rahul has been dismissed in the series has sadly affected his reputation as well. Apart from his outing at Trent Bridge, where he got some runs, the 26-year-old has looked out of sorts against the rampant England seamers. Though many felt that his dismissal in the second innings at the Ageas Bowl couldn't be avoided since the ball kept really low, but had Rahul got a stride forward maybe he could have managed to defend the ball - a valid point made by the great Geoffrey Boycott in the commentary box during the game. In the last 13 innings outside the subcontinent, Rahul has scored a mere 171 runs - another telling stat that once again fails to do justice to this immense talent. There has been almost no feet movement from Rahul during his stay at the crease in the series. The right-hander's balance is shaky, while his body language eludes confidence which has further raised doubts over his batting abilities in foreign conditions. © Reuters The other Indian opener - Shikhar Dhawan - hasn't done anything great either, but such has been Rahul's troubles in the series that it makes his batting partner look good in comparison. Though we hope these failures pave way for Rahul to improve and grow as a batsman, there will be no surprise to see him losing his spot for the final Test in London. With the prospects of a historic series win down the drain, the Indian captain and the selectors must use the fifth Test as an opportunity to groom someone like Prithvi Shaw, who has been rising through the ranks on the back of consistent performances. While his inexperience on the international stage might not do justice to his capabilities, Shaw's strokeplay and footwork had many calling him a prodigy followed by comparisons with legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Shaw was roped in for the India A squad that travelled to England earlier in July. Despite his brilliant batting performances in the domestic circuit, many doubted Shaw's ability to deliver the goods in the tough English conditions. But, contrary to popular perception, Shaw's performances - despite being overshadowed by the FIFA World Cup - have been hard to overlook. © Reuters He slammed a gritty 62 against England A in the first unofficial Test at Worcester and then followed it up with a brilliant second-innings 188 against West Indies A at Beckenham. In the match against West Indies A at Northampton, Shaw hammered his way to another hundred in India A's 203-run win. And, last month, he slammed 136 against England A where he added 277 for the first wicket with Mayank Agarwal. It was his efficiency in the English conditions that eventually saw him being included in the Indian squad for the last two Tests. And, while India understandably didn't take any chances by changing the playing XI in a bid to level the series at the Ageas Bowl, it is almost imminent that Shaw is given an opportunity in the fifth Test. And, even if the series is lost, India can still procure some positives before ending their long tour of England.
  25. Netflix is rolling out some great content in India proving that online shows are the next big thing, and we can't help but appreciate the level of good content being fed to us. © Netflix What started with 'Sacred Games', was followed by a three-part horror series 'Ghoul'. Starring Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul, this show is proof that India has arrived in the horror genre and we have finally gotten over the sleazy bhoot who was more into raunchy acts than actually scaring us. © Netflix Staying true to what it is supposed to be, this show is out and out filled with suspense, goosebump-inducing moments, the demonic phantom from the Arabain legends and gruesome sequences. The series brilliantly creates an aura that finally gives us a good horror show and stays honest to its content. © Netflix Set in the future, in a dystopian time, we see India under an authoritarian control. The show clearly talks about the political scenario and going by the nature of our public, it might offend a few. 'Ghoul' introduces us to various characters, their sins and how that is used by the evil spirit to feed on one's soul. Netflix has finally dropped the making video of the show and it's brilliant yet terrifying. We see Radhika Apte, Director Patrick Graham, producer Vikramaditya Motwane, Mahesh Balraj (Ali Saeed's character) talking about what all went into the making of the show. Even the BTS scenes are as gory and bloody as it can get. Check out the video now:
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