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  1. Yes, we're still not done talking about the masterpiece of a movie that is Joker. People deal with it. The movie about the iconic villain has received overwhelmingly positive reactions and Joaquin Phoenix's performance has been praised by one and all. He perfectly embodied Arthur Fleck, everything from how he felt the rejection from everyone the society to his descent onto becoming the Joker. Overall, his performance was nothing but brilliant, even a man suffering from the same pathological laughter condition thought Joaquin Phoenix played it accurately. Even after being released in the same year as a movie like Avengers: Endgame, Joker was also talked about as much as Endgame, if not more. That is honestly a big thing considering how Endgame is literally the highest-grossing movie of all time. Talking about this unbelievable success, Joaquin Phoenix opened up about what he thought was the best thing to come out of Joker. He said, "It's not the box office but the reception that's been vindicating. It's the fact that I get emails from people telling me that the movie made them look at their sister who suffers from schizophrenia in a different light." It's making people more empathetic, now that's truly a victory. He went on, "Ultimately, the movie is about the power of kindness and the lack of empathy in the world and the audience seems to have picked up on that. It's amazing that a movie that was supposed to inspire, as they put it, mass mayhem really has just inspired a bunch of people dancing down staircases. I think that speaks more to our times than anything." He summed it up better than anyone else could. Everyone was concerned about how Joker was going to make an army of incels start causing chaos, but nope, it's just people dancing on a staircase in a red suit. "The movie is about the power of kindness and the lack of empathy in the world" - I feel like that's actually a great way to put it. We can perfectly see how unempathetic Gotham was throughout the movie, especially towards Arthur who didn't get the help the needed to deal with his mental issues, but ultimately, got brutally beaten up all the time for something he couldn't control. The audience understood the message, they understood how everything actually causes Arthur to become the Joker and even if they did empathise with him, they could separate his violent actions from that. View the full article
  2. The former Indian wicket keeper, Farokh Engineer, doesn't believe in mincing words, while claiming his disappointment for the Team India selectors and the 'major impact' Virat Kohli has on the team. He has gone on to label the committee a 'Mickey Mouse' committee and of course, questioned their credentials on holding an important job. © BCCL While expressing his disgruntled state of being over the selection committee he also remembered a time from the 2019 World Cup where the sight of an Indian selector serving tea to Kohli's wife, Anushka Sharma in the VIP box left him feeling absolutely disgusted. He also went on to say that only experienced crickets should be in the selection committee rather than the current panel of selectors, who're inexperienced to say the least. After the said claim was made, Anushka Sharma, through her Instagram account broke her silence on the numerous accounts she was aggressively blamed for Virat's performance and the tea incident Engineer spoke about in his claim. This is what she had to say: © Instagram © Instagram Maybe it's a little too late but Anushka breaking her silence on how she's always in the centre of attention whenever Virat doesn't perform his best is something that was urgently needed and we're glad she came forward and made her voice heard. Especially on the fact that she drinks coffee and not tea! View the full article
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the greatest men to have ever kicked a football. With 5 Champions League trophies and 5 Ballon D'Or wins, he has established himself as one of the most decorated and successful players of his generation. However, an aspect of his journey that people tend to take for granted, is the incredible amount of work he puts in to keep himself fit and at the top of his game. This was highlighted particularly when Ronaldo, who has time-off in between his triumph with Portugal in the UEFA Nations League 2019 and the 2019-20 campaign with Juventus where they seek to win their 9th league title in a row, shared images of himself sweating it out in the gym. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jun 16, 2019 at 1:58am PDT While other players are photographed on holiday and taking genuine time off from the game, Ronaldo continues his quest for greatness and puts the work in to constantly improve himself. Even at 34 years of age, Ronaldo's work ethic continues to be inspirational for young footballers all over the world as he is essaying the drive and hunger that is required from a champion athlete, to achieve even half of what he has achieved in the game. After Euro 2016 triumph and the recent Nations League win with Portugal, three back-to-back champions league titles with Real Madrid and a league title with Juventus in his first season, Ronaldo continues to maintain an elite level and continues to be one of the best (if not the best) players in the world. After all that he has achieved in the game, to continue to have the hunger to achieve more, win more and improve as a footballer shows the winning mentality of Ronaldo that is often on display even on the biggest stage. He will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest footballers of all time and he continues to show why.
  4. The fans of Indian cricket are livid ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) has ordered the Board of Control for Cricket in India or the BCCI to remove the regiment badge of Indian Army's Para Special Forces unit from wicket keeper MS Dhoni's gloves. “We have requested the BCCI to get it removed,” Claire Furlong, the ICC General Manager, strategic communications was quoted as saying by the Times of India as according to the ICC regulations, “the ICC equipment and clothing regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match.” The fact that Dhoni showing his respect for the servicemen of the nation does not promote any political, religious or racial agenda thereby should be self-explanatory and the apex cricket council should have no problems with the former World Champion's gesture, especially when the Indian Army shows no objection and supports him. #DhoniKeepTheGlove You are a cricketer, before that you are a soldier! Lt. Col. MSD pic.twitter.com/pjcslND7px — Samrat Jha (@samratorsam) June 7, 2019 Instead, as the ultimate caretaker of the game of cricket and carrying out a smooth execution of matches worldwide, the ICC must focus on things that more so much more than what non-controversial symbol a player is wearing on his wicket keeping gloves, horrible and amateurish umpiring being one of them. Take the World Cup match between Australia and the West Indies for that matter. The umpires who evidently got intimidated by the prolonged Australian appeals gave out some pretty awful decisions against the Windies side that eventually caused them the game. Opening batsman Chris Gayle and skipper Jason Holder, both fell prey to incorrect decisions by the umpires twice only to be saved by the third umpire. The fact that on-field umpire missed out on a massive no-ball delivered by Aussie bowler Mitchell Starc and Chris Gayle was dismissed on the next ball which would have been a free hit had the previous delivery been rightfully called as overstepping did not help make the officials' case any better. Dear @ICC, Instead of focussing on MS Dhoni's gloves better focus on improving the quality of umpires. 4 decisions overturned so far in today's game + a huge No Ball miss that costed Chris Gayle's wicket. We have better umpires in our gully cricket. #DhoniKeepTheGlove #CWC19 https://t.co/EqeYYYDLUt pic.twitter.com/YTjB5ThcNK — Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) June 6, 2019 "To lose Chris in a chase of 280, who can probably get 180 of them himself obviously, broke the start that we wanted to have,” Carlos Brathwaite told reporters after the match. Jamaican cricketing legend Michael Holding who was commentating on television sounded extremely frustrated with the kind of officiating that was happening in front of his eyes. “The umpiring in this game has been atrocious,” Holding said. So the question that now arises is why the ICC is not concerned about the bad umpiring that has been ruining World Cup matches for some of the best teams in the international circuit and focused on one player's gloves?
  5. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced his proposal on making bus and metro services free for women in Delhi. This plan, if implemented, will cost the government around Rs 700-800 crore in a year. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: On all DTC buses, cluster buses and metro trains women will be allowed to travel free of cost so that they have a safe travel experience and can access modes of transport which they were not able to, due to high prices. pic.twitter.com/KVqEWDIJAS — ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2019 The AAP chief further explained that this scheme is being put in place but not being imposed on anyone and that women are free to pay for the ticket if they want. The reactions to his announcement have been splashing all over the internet and, of course, the men of this city have a lot of thoughts. Arvind Kejriwal announces free travel for only WOMEN on all DTC buses, cluster buses and metro trains. Meanwhile Delhi men : pic.twitter.com/4bKqM05O0Z — Tweeterað¦ (@DoctorrSays) June 3, 2019 Have you heard this? Is imposition of #FreeRideForWomen in Delhi a gettable task? His handle says "सब à¤à¤¨à¥à¤¸à¤¾à¤¨ à¤à¤ बराबर हà¥à¥¤" But in reality this insane showcases Gender Inequality while PM Modi schemes Nari Shakti for making women equally skilled like men. Shame!#DelhiMetro pic.twitter.com/ywUHz985Vn — Santh Kumar (@santhgogikar) June 3, 2019 Delhi Men - All set for Metro ride. #DelhiMetro pic.twitter.com/l36Mqm2JxP — Kamlesh Dixit ð®ð³ (@kash2312) June 3, 2019 The most obvious question that arises from this proposal is the lack of equality, a feeling that resonates with everyone right now wondering why a gender bias has been put in place here. And Equality goes for the toss... A girl carrying an iPhone, Gucchi bag, posh clothes will travel for free and a handicap will make his efforts to buy tickets and stand in a metro while the girl is chilling and sitting on the chair #DelhiMetro — Sidharth Dash (@Sidharth_dash) June 3, 2019 According to Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal: "Safety of Women is inversely proportional to Travel Cost in #DelhiMetro and Buses" ðððð — Vivek Jaiswal (@vivekjaiswal_93) June 3, 2019 If you feel everyone are equal, so why are you divide humanity in gender. Why every decision is based on gender/caste @ArvindKejriwal #DelhiMetro pic.twitter.com/6zHV9x5zw7 — Manoj kumar (@maankumararena) June 3, 2019 Talking about the strong women of this city, they feel that they can pay for their own ticket and the government should focus on providing them a safer environment instead. #Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal thinks the INDEPENDENT WOMEN of Delhi can't pay their fare. Instead of this they should do something for the safety, of the women, which is in danger in the capital. Best example of vote bank politics.ðð #DelhiMetro — Shraddha singh (@shraddha_singh7) June 3, 2019 @AAP will crush #DelhiMetro eventually....just for votes.#Freebies hinders development. Metro needs money to function to maintain itself. I'm perfectly capable to pay for it and I'll. https://t.co/I0CnFF1Hke — Ankita Singh (@DelhiteAnkita) June 2, 2019 With all due respect, women in Delhi didn't ask for a free pass to ride when they voted for Kejriwal ji, they had voted for the safe environment promised to them. https://t.co/5AtSuFKFzt — Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) June 3, 2019 Stop being so regressive @arvindkejriwal. While Women can afford their tickets, what they require is safety. Only exemption made should be for the economically weaker sections without the gender discrimination. #DelhiMetro — Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) June 3, 2019 the AAP government feels that this move is a step and an investment towards women safety, but the majority of the population in Delhi, including the women, refuse to agree. While his intentions might be well, one cannot help but also agree with the people that the women of this city need safety first, not free metro rides.
  6. A few years ago, if we'd have told you that circus animals would be replaced with holograms, you'd have laughed at our faces. But what if we told you that now it's a reality and the Circus Roncalli in Germany actually replaced real animals with holograms to entertain people? Yes, it's just as awesome as it sounds. Here, check it out - Replacing real animals with holograms is a great idea because it's important that we treat animals fairly and fight against animal cruelty. The Circus Roncalli in Germany was set up in 1976 and it's quite awesome to see such an old circus trying to be a pioneer in the fight against animal abuse. So, the circus uses holograms to add animals to their performances with the help of eleven projectors set up across the venue. They have performing animals such as elephants, horses, monkeys, and even fish. They do look very realistic, don't they? © YouTube It's also worth pointing out that the circus made history by becoming the first to replace real animals with holograms. Not only are they putting across a great message to stop animals cruelty, but the circus authorities are also saving a lot of money in the process, since they don't really have animals to feed or transport. Obviously, not everyone will enjoy this, but it's indeed a creative way to showcase what technology can achieve and how it can benefit mankind. Now, let's hope this act will serve as an inspiration to others and we get to see more creative ways of delivering good entertainment.
  7. Pre-workout supplements are always a hot topic to discuss. Supplement manufacturers know this quite well and are thus quite responsive towards the surge in the demand that has recently caught up. You can find a new pre-workout supplement on the shelves of the supplement stores, whenever you visit the market. However, not all of them work and are as effective as they claim to be. Here is the list of pre-workout supplements that are really effective and are backed up by solid research: 1. Creatine Monohydrate © Getty Images One of the most researched supplements out there, Creatine Monohydrate has been tested for long term safety as well. If you train for mass and strength, Creatine Monohydrate is the supplement that you should be consuming. Research over the decades has shown its efficiency in increasing lean muscle mass and strength without any major side effects. Creatine serves the crucial role in your energy system by increasing your ATP production. Consequently, you will be able to lift more weight and build more muscles. Though the timing is not that relevant when it comes to consumption of creatine monohydrate, yet it's a good option to have it as your pre-workout.' 2. Caffeine © Getty Images Caffeine is a natural stimulant which is also found in coffee. It is extensively used in almost all the blend pre-workout supplements available in the market. Caffeine intake before a workout can improve your exercise performance by increasing your mental alertness and increase in power output. Since it is a stimulant, it works quickly once it enters your bloodstream. In less than 30 minutes of consuming caffeine, you will start feeling more energetic. It helps you to set yourself in that workout mode even if you were earlier feeling tired. If you work out in the morning and find it difficult to push yourself to the gym, caffeine has to be your supplement. Though stimulants work differently on different individuals, generally a preferred dose would be around 3-6mg per kg of body weight. 3. Beta Alanine © Getty Images Beta-Alanine is an amino acid. It is also one of the most researched and effective sports supplement which is easily available these days. Once taken in the correct dosage, its positive effects on human exercise performance has been documented in various studies. Beta Alanine is especially helpful in exercises that last from one minute to four minutes. An example of such exercise would be hypertrophy training where you perform 8 to 12 repetitions in a set. With the increased concentration of beta-alanine over a certain period, you may be able to pull in more reps than before. The recommended dosage is around 4-6 grams daily. You may feel a slight tingling sensation with its use which is harmless and will go away in approximately 30 minutes. 4. Citrulline/ Citrulline Malate Citrulline or Citrulline malate is also an option to be used as a pre-workout supplement. Though your body produces this amino acid by itself, increasing its concentration with the help of supplementation may help you to increase your exercise performance. Citrulline helps in increasing blood flow which, in turn, may help you in increasing oxygen supply to your muscles. Most studies on endurance exercises have been done on citrulline and effective dosage of 6 gm is recommended to boost exercise performance. Studies on weight training used Citrulline Malate as the supplement and found an effective dosage of 8 gm to reduce soreness by 40% after the workout. However, there have been recent studies that disputed this claim. Though one thing that the studies still agree upon is that citrulline helps you with more blood flow and thus can help with better vascularity as well. 5. Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) Though I am not a big fan of this supplement, yes, there are places where you can fit in EAAs. Before I tell you how exactly to do that, let me be clear that you really don't need to supplement EAAs separately if your total protein intake for the day is enough according to your goals. Now supplementing EAAs in pre workout may be helpful where you are on an extreme calorie deficit and perform empty stomach workouts in the morning. Doing this may help you to reduce muscle catabolism if you train fasted or prefer to workout on an empty stomach. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  8. The 'Game of Thrones' final episode, and the entire eighth season for that matter, was a huge letdown. Everyone knows and everyone agrees. While the cast is now saying they don't appreciate all the criticism, since they know how much work was actually put into it, we've seen that they basically admitted that even they were disappointed with it. I mean, the old videos of them talking about the final season last year, looked like they were being held hostage and were being forced to say nice things. Now, it looks like Kit Harrington aka Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen (not that him being a Targaryen even mattered) actually gave up on the Season halfway through the shooting. There's concrete proof that he decided to do something useful with his time on the sets, since his character was already basically ruined. Any guesses on what other work he found? He apparently became a freaking makeup artist. Look at him, being so professional. When's the makeup kit dropping, Kit? What will it be called? Makeup Kit Harrington? Makeup Kit by Kit? Yes, I know it's not him but even I'm having doubts since it looks almost exactly like Kit, it's uncanny. There's no actual explanation for Kit actually doing this so I'm assuming it's not, just because of that. Behind-the-sets pictures are honestly a blessing, especially this one. Oh, and the one posted by Sophie Turner as well. It's not relevant, but everyone should see this. View this post on Instagram The pack survived A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on May 21, 2019 at 1:34am PDT Coming back to Makeup Kit Harrington, this Twitter user sums up my feelings about it. i have so many questions pic.twitter.com/yM1f3SdWaX — ððð (@TARGYARYEN) May 21, 2019 I was so worried about Dany and her hair, I'm so glad Jon came to his queen's rescue. I mean who do you think made dany's hair after missandei was gone ð¤·ð¾âï¸ — PuLLa T (@Tofsakodu) May 22, 2019 Great names. Makeup kit kit — Carniv0re (@carni_v0re) May 22, 2019 It's like Cinderella. They really treat him like the step brother — Derek Foreal (@Paging_DR_Smith) May 22, 2019 More BTS content. I love this one too from entertainment weekly pic.twitter.com/SkTchPzdSm — Tamika Scott (@queenakimat) May 23, 2019 Now that James Charles is cancelled. Youtube beauty gurus making waves. — TeeJay (@Tijjani_ahmad) May 22, 2019 Only valid explanation. They had to fire the make up artist to pay for ghost's cgi in ep 6 — boo boo the fool (@milipozzebon) May 22, 2019 Exactly. Why not ? How long do you think it takes to memorise “she's my queen” and “I don't want it” — The Notorious One (@aiduoze) May 21, 2019 Oh sorry. You mean “shees ma Kwinn” — Mr. B (@Mar_v3l) May 22, 2019 Seems like it. Jon too busy pursuing his Professional Makeup Artist career so they only gave him two lines during the entire season — Misfit. (@_nikkiie_) May 22, 2019 I really think this is how it went down. "i need to get a touch up" "i'm kit harington" "okay kit i need to get a touch up" — the man without fear / semi ia (@spearbbh) May 22, 2019 Yep. Aegon Targaryan Second of his name Applier of make up Avoider of the throne — TAX_EVADER (@KiraguEdwin1) May 22, 2019 So that's what he's doing at the wall now. Well he has to find a new hobby since there isn't really a night watch anymore lol — ðððððð ðð ððððððððð (@helloitscorrie) May 22, 2019 The first of his name. It's Avon. Avon Targaryen — Hakase-Senpaiâ (@WorthyBGB) May 22, 2019 Sounds perfect. Gotta make millions somehow, and the let's be honest Ayra looked fabulous — Chris (@weareallcw) May 22, 2019 “I don wan it.” Avoiding the Iron throne by all means necessary. — Folarera ROY (@FolareraROY) May 22, 2019
  9. While Sansa Stark has had her share of some bad marriages, Sophie Turner is surely going to turn that around for her. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner had a surprise wedding ceremony in Las Vegas, right after attending the Billboards Music Awards 2019, and we are currently shook! The couple did announce their engagement almost two years ago, in 2017, but we were under the assumption that they'd go all out with their wedding plans just like Nick and Priyanka did, but they had one of those memorable LA weddings, where everything was fun and games. (c)Twitter Priyanka Chopra, returning the favour, was obviously the bride's maid of honour and the couple obtained their marriage license on May 1st, and get this, instead of exchanging wedding rings, the two exchanged Ring Pops! Well, for the uninformed, Ring Pops is a candy! Now you know what I mean when I spoke about them having a regular, run of the mill LA wedding? (c)Twitter The wedding didn't have a regular priest officiating it, instead, it had an Elvis impersonator, getting the two married and it seemed like they had planned everything last minute. Maybe that's what LA does to you. You go there for an award show and you come back married! We didn't see anyone from the cast of 'Game Of Thrones', but we do know DJ Diplo was there because he live-streamed the wedding through his stories on Instagram and that's how the world found out. There was no official statement made by either Sophie or Joe earlier. Diplo put up a story of Sophie in a white dress, preparing to enter the chapel, along with Joe and his brothers Nick and Kevin in suits. Other guests present to watch the couple exchanging vows were Khalid and Dan+Shay. Looks like Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are getting married!! pic.twitter.com/zSW17g5cHC — Myeisha Essex (@MyeishaEssex) 2 May 2019 I can't believe Joe Jonas got married right after the BBMAs and didn't invited @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/HZB1gwQEjV — Angie with luv ð (@JiminIsALiar) 2 May 2019 SOPHIE TURNER AND JOE JONAS ARE OFFICIALLY MARRIED OMG CONGRATS TO THE NEWLYWEDS pic.twitter.com/UONLCSv4Nq — ðð¢ðð§ðð â४ // GoT spoilers (@richiekaspbrck) 2 May 2019 WAIT so Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas left the #BBMAs and went and got married by an Elvis impersonator???! And Diplo live-streamed the whole thing on Insta???! pic.twitter.com/u0wRg9AfEk — Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) 2 May 2019 JOE JONAS AND SOPHIE TURNER GOT MARRIED IN VEGAS ð­ð­ð­ IM SO HAPPY FOR THEM ð¤µð»ð°ð¼ pic.twitter.com/TrQbBZhpKx — ð¦Basmað¬ð§Never met Tayð´(@swift_legendary) 2 May 2019 watching joe jonas and sophie turner get married by an elvis impersonator via diplo's Instagram was not something expected to see in my life time but here we are. pic.twitter.com/LXry1jP1aK — kianna (@rallycrys) 2 May 2019 DID JOE JONAS AND SOPHIE TURNER JUST CASUALLY GET MARRIED AFTER THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS pic.twitter.com/Bj1SyI5M4c — Nicole Lopez-Alvar (@nicolelovar) 2 May 2019 me watching joe jonas and sophie turner's wedding via diplo's Instagram live stories pic.twitter.com/dUtIbOdwUw — bren ð­ð (@nickjosephkev) 2 May 2019 Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner getting married in Vegas is the most Joe/Sophie thing to do. I love them so much. pic.twitter.com/hynT2eD9ZU — Payton Hoover (@P_Hoov) 2 May 2019 dan and shay, khalid, diplo and every other celeb leaving the bbmas after joe jonas asked them to attend his wedding in las vegas after the show pic.twitter.com/ZzzIptidx1 — xime (@joseadxm) 2 May 2019 Well, the wedding seemed like a very spontaneous decision but I am sure they'll have a bigger ceremony which will be properly planned, sometime soon. But for now, this seems like a damn right romantic thing anyone can ever do and we're super happy for them!
  10. Every year it's the same old chant – I need to stay fit. I need to hit the gym. But just a few weeks into this 'healthy state of mind', I land up giving up on the weight routines and the circuit trainings, because 'humse na ho paayega'! I don't last more than a month in the gym and that's something I have been consistently trying to change and failing miserably. This year, instead of spending my hard earned money into a kidney's worth of year-long gym memberships, I did quite the opposite. I invested in my workout gear, precisely my running shoes. After months of goading myself into staying fit, I decided to take myself seriously and turn everyday into a run towards a healthy lifestyle. Too much 'gyaan', right? Let me get to the point – I kicked off my new resolve at breakneck speed and hit the park the very next day. As a novice runner, I started a 2 mile run with my gym sneakers, but just a few days into this routine I began to notice the discomfort I was ignoring as a beginner's stride. It's only when a runner friend of mine pointed out my shoes did I realize my biggest running mistake – not investing in the right gear. That's when I bought the recently launched Reebok Forever Floatride Energy running shoes that offer pro-level performance technology. Now, I wasn't expecting to turn into a pro-runner just because I bought some pro-level shoes, but there are a number of small things that helped me grow as a runner and stay fit. For instance, my broad feet (elephant feet, whatever you want to call them) have never felt more comfortable in a pair of sneakers. The Floatride Energy foam also ensured soft cushioning on the sole which led to quick energy returns and a boost in my stride. Of course, besides the comfort of the cool new Reebok kicks, daily practice worked in my favour and helped me move from my daily 2 mile mark to the eventful 5 mile run. I even landed up joining a local running group to keep the morale up and get myself some running buddies to ensure that I stick to it. I'm a month into this routine and I can't believe I never thought of this earlier. Running is fun and the right gear, only makes it so much more easier. The best part about the Reebok Floatride is the durability and the lightweight upper mesh that gives maximum flexibility and comfort. Another bonus, the new Reebok Floatride Energy cost way less than any gym membership and are available for â¹ 9,999 in stores, on shop4reebok.com and on Flipkart, Myntra and jabong. Convinced to join my runners club yet?
  11. All social media platforms are designed for the living, so that we can connect and interact with other people online. But a platform like Facebook, which has been around for decades, has a lot of users who're no longer alive. So the social media giant rolled out some features like the ability to assign a legacy contact to be charge of one's account after they die. Now, Facebook has announced that it's rolling out more features for dead people and how these legacy contacts have more control over the deceased person's account. It's a really nice gesture, and we're glad that Facebook is offering these new features. However, we would have loved to see Facebook fixing its platform for the living first. You know, the privacy issues that are giving nightmares and keeping us away from the platform. © Reuters Anyway, Facebook has rolled out some meaningful features, so let's check them out. First off, Facebook has added the ability to manage a new 'Tribute' section where the loved ones can remember the deceased person and pay their respects. Facebook also noted that it's addressing some pressing complaints against how a dead person's account is handled. Now, for instance, before an account is 'memorialized', Facebook will verify whether the person is actually dead. Only after a successful verification will the legacy contact be able to control the account. Also, only a friend or a family member can request to have an account memorialized. Lastly, the company also said they will use AI tools to prevent sending birthday reminders and friend recommendations for deceased users. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said, “We know the loss of a friend or family member can be devastating - and we want Facebook to be a place where people can support each other while honouring the memory of their loved ones.” © Facebook Yeah, all these features, as we said, are really useful for the legacy contact, but we'd rather have the company focusing on fixing privacy issues for the living. Really, we all have some serious doubts on Facebook and how it handles our account and private information. If things keep escalating at the same rate and if people keep quitting the platform due to privacy reasons, then there will be no dead people's account or legacy contacts in the first place.
  12. Armpit hair can be an extremely controversial territory for men, because whether you keep it or get rid of it depends entirely on how you like it. While armpit hair is absolutely fine, given India's weather overall, it probably is advisable to not let them grow way too much to avoid excessive sweat and stench. A little bit of growth is absolutely fine, even when you're shirtless on the beach playing volleyball. © Pinterest However, how you decide to groom it is important. While most men turn to their local salons and ask for a quick swipe of the razor on their armpits as well, probably once in a month or a fortnight, it isn't the best way. No, doing it at home while using the best shaving cream with your own razor is also not a good idea at all. Here is why you should always trim your armpit hair, instead of shaving. 1. Your armpit does not have an even skin surface. It's extremely tricky to maneuvre a sharp razor on that uneven surface, and more often than not, you will end up with a cut or two. The skin there is also extremely sensitive apart from being uneven, so a bloody mess isn't a possibility you can rule out. Why take chances? Use a trimmer with '1' as the setting (setting it at zero probably isn't a good idea if you're clumsy) and zoom through without any cuts or scrapes. © Getty Images 2. When you shave, the hair seems to grow thicker and coarser, because it has been cut near the skin surface. The result? That itchy, prickly feeling on your skin within a couple of days. You know no feeling in the world is worse. It isn't as bad when you trim. © Instagram/Sonusood 3. Shaving is tough on your skin. When you shave a part of skin that is as soft and sensitive, the skin is always damaged. Also, razor burns and even the smallest of cut/nick with take way longer in this area to heal. You may end up with pimples, boils, and a number of other annoying skin issues. Why not use a trimmer and nip the whole situation at the bud? All we can say is, it's easier to trim your troubles away.
  13. Some people apparently just want to blindly hate and not even see who or what they're directing the hate towards. Most of the time it's just sad when that happens, but in some cases, it's hilarious and I'm so glad this is one of them. If you've been on the social media these past few days, it's safe to assume you've seen the whole Surf Excel controversy. The brand made a cute little ad as a way to promote communal harmony, but some people had a problem with it. Basically the ad shows a little girl making every kid in the lane to throw all their colours on her while she rides a bike and as soon their colours run out, she asks a little boy dressed in all white to come out. She then drops him at a mosque for namaaz and says that he's going to play holi with everyone after he's done. A lot of people found some problem with the ad, mainly thinking that 'only Hindus are targeted'. Soon, the hashtag #BoycottSurfExcel was everywhere. One of the worst Ad ever by Surf Excel. It should be rolled back and @HUL_News should apologize for hurting sentiment of our religion.#BoycottSurfExcel — Dileep Jaiswal (@DileepKJaiswal) March 11, 2019 There are hundereds of tweets like this but seems like someone decided to take some more action against the 'evil company', it just went hilariously wrong. This particular person went on to his Google Playstore and left a horrible review on the app. If you're wondering why would a detergent have its own app, well this person actually ended up the MS Excel app. Yep, that happened. This is what blind hate does. Remember the entire Snapdeal-Snapchat fiasco? This is also as funny as that. When you are confused between #SurfExcel and Microsoft Excel, shit happens. pic.twitter.com/vxJaVfLzcw — Aparna (@chhuti_is) March 11, 2019 It was just inevitable. I was actually thinking of this earlier today. And now it's happened! ð — Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) March 11, 2019 Wait, there's another review. I think they got lost online a bit. pic.twitter.com/zo5AqSxb5J — Karthik (@beastoftraal) March 11, 2019 Everyone should do it. In solidarity with @HUL_News, I'm going to install @Microsoft Excel on my mobile today. — Pranjal Dube (@pranjaldube) March 11, 2019 Sums it up. pic.twitter.com/TBP2RM0C9A — DivyaSree Padupalli (@DP_DivyaSree) March 11, 2019 *DJ Khaled voice* Another one! Another one ð pic.twitter.com/RhGJMw43WN — Maswood Zafar (@MaswoodZ) March 11, 2019 Good idea. Thought this to be spoof until I read the comments on playstore. Now @FarOutAkhtar should put disclaimer that Excel Entertainment has nothing to do with Surf Excel. — Ankur Shah (@fukatgyaan) March 11, 2019 The best. Welp pic.twitter.com/qOMMziMO1g — Chan Udarbe (@ChanUdarbe) March 11, 2019
  14. As the CEO of Apple, it is safe to say that Tim Cook is a prominent name in the industry. It's hard to miss the guy in the glasses, even if you are not particularly tech-savvy. However, it looks like the US president, our very own Donald Trump, thinks Apple's CEO is.... 'Tim Apple'. © Reuters During an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting yesterday, the president referred to the CEO of Apple as 'Tim Apple' instead of Tim Cook. In his defence, names are hard. We get it. But we wonder if you can flub a name like Tim Cook, given his reputation in the industry and beyond. Here's what Trump said while addressing the media - "You've really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple." Better yet, here's a video clip in which you can see Trump unmistakenly referring to him as 'Tim Apple'. Also, watching Tim Cook politely nodding his head is just priceless. Trump just called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” pic.twitter.com/gTHHtjWvc9 — Sean O'Kane (@sokane1) March 6, 2019 It's hard to tell if Trump did this on purpose or he legitimately did a, what we like to call, an oopsie. In fact, this isn't the first time Trump has made a mistake while referring to someone. Last year, he referred to Lockheed Martin's CEO as "Marillyn Lockheed", instead of Marillyn Hewson. It's alright Mr Trump. Better luck next time.
  15. At the beginning of this month, Apex Legends was announced, a Battle Royale game that is free-to-play just like PUBG and Fortnite. The game is developed by Respawn and Electronic Arts and is available for download on PS4, Xbox One, and Origin for PC. © KnowTechie Last week, Respawn revealed that the game has hit 25 million total players and had "well over" 2 million concurrent players during the weekend. If we compare, Fortnite took four months to achieve the same numbers and the game currently has 200 million players. Today, the developer has revealed that it has already banned more than 16,000 accounts for cheating. The company also asked users to capture proof of cheaters, such as a screenshot or video clip and send it to them. Even if the proof isn't available, they are urging players to report the cheaters' ID and it shall be taken up for investigation. © Respawn The game currently lacks an in-game reporting tool and the developer has acknowledged that it's a "good idea". Though, there isn't a timeline on when the feature will be rolled out. Given the massive popularity of the game, we expect the reporting system to drop soon since a manual complain filing is bothersome for players as well as the company. A cheater who goes by the name of Mengiez on Twitch was caught cheating in his own broadcast. Viewers noticed that he's asking a wall hack to keep an eye on his opponent's location. Another Twitch streamer going by the name Dharyxd was caught using an aimbot. The videos have since been deleted, but the cheating cost them their accounts. © Respawn The game will have a second patch this week, but we don't know what to expect with the upcoming Apex Legends patch. So far, Respawn has been doing pretty well with their response to player concerns. Many players have been complaining that PUBG has a huge issue with hackers and the developers aren't doing enough to curb it. Using hacks to score points ruins the fun of the game because no player should have an undue advantage. In December, PUBG received a new anti-cheating tool called BattlEye, and it helped in 30,000 cheating accounts.
  16. Online shopping is hands down one of the best modes of shopping today. It's hassle-free, quick, and at times sends you things that you didn't know you needed in life. The world is primarily divided into two parts - one, who gets what they shopped for online; and two, who always gets a wrong product delivered at their doorstep. Sonakshi Sinha recently found out what it's like to be a part of the second world when she called for headphones and got a piece of rusted iron instead. Sonakshi took to Twitter to share her ordeal and wrote, "Hey @amazonIN! Look what i got instead of the @bose headphones i ordered! Properly packed and unopened box, looked legit… but only on the outside. Oh and your customer service doesnt even want to help, thats what makes it even worse." Well, at least Amazon's costumer care is not biased towards celebrities. Hey @amazonIN! Look what i got instead of the @bose headphones i ordered! Properly packed and unopened box, looked legit... but only on the outside. Oh and your customer service doesnt even want to help, thats what makes it even worse. pic.twitter.com/sA1TwRNwGl — Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) December 11, 2018 Soon the e-commerce giant responded to her tweet apologising for her bad 'ordering experience'. Uh-oh! This is unacceptable! Apologies for the recent ordering experience and the subsequent correspondence with our support team. Please share your details here: https://t.co/vIE01Lj9nJ, we'll get in touch with you directly. ^JC — Amazon Help (@AmazonHelp) December 11, 2018 Twitter being Twitter left no stone unturned in turning this opportunity to troll her. Seriously, why so salty Twitter? From commenting on her acting, getting a free bubble wrap to calling it Karma, Twitter was at its savage best when it came to sympathising with Sonakshi. They sent you a mini 'shotgun' lol — AJ (@Jiro_Baat) December 12, 2018 They sent you a mini 'shotgun' lol — AJ (@Jiro_Baat) December 12, 2018 "Wow, this option is 10k cheaper, I am so smart" *Add to cart* — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) December 12, 2018 Its nothing Just think about people who watched #thugsofhindustan ððð that "looked legit,properly packed but only on posters" — Lonemueen10 (@lonemueen101) December 11, 2018 ye log bhi amazon se product mangwate h kya matlab bose ke showroom me phone kar do toh bnda ghar tak dene aa jaye — Hindustani ð®ð³ (@bp0056) December 12, 2018 Atleast you got the bubble wrap.ð — Lady Sass ™ ð (@OhSheMocks) December 12, 2018 ha ha ha fraudsters believe in diversity and equality..celebrity ho yaa koi bhi :) choona lagana hai to lagana hai — Ankur Sharma (@Anky1980) December 11, 2018 Sonakshi later took a dig at Amazon peeps by posting this funny tweet where she is selling the 'brand new shiny piece of junk' she got instead of headphones. Anybody want to buy a brand new shiny piece of junk for 18,000 bucks? (Yup, its a steal) Dont worry, im selling, not @amazonIN, so ull get exactly what you're ordering. pic.twitter.com/3W891TA7yd — Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) December 11, 2018
  17. Tired of failing the New Year's fitness resolutions? Getting average results even after following your fitness guru's training and nutrition advice? It all starts with this fitness discussion around the new year with friends and family that how we want to lose X amount of weight or gain X amount of weight or achieve some form of idealized physique. A goal is always set by everyone but we are unable to reach or surpass their fitness goals. Did You Ever Think Why? © Unsplash We set a goal instead of systems. When we set a goal, it's basically an emotional attachment without any concrete daily action plan while systems can help us design that daily action plan and instead of focusing on the result we put the effort in following the daily procedure required to achieve our fitness goal. Goal: I want to lose 3kg this month System: 1) Following Daily set calories + Amount of time set for physical activity Above is building a long-term process in a space where most of us are focussed on finding quick and short-cut solutions. Now that we have understood the concept of systems in general, let's talk about the steps we can take to create this sustainable fitness lifestyle and kickstart your fitness journey in 2019. 1) Take Baby Steps When you have decided to kickstart your fitness journey in 2019, you need to understand that the change you make has to be sustainable for it to have a long-term effect. Example: A completely inactive person, with unhealthy eating habits for the majority of his life, decides to start his fitness journey by directly jumping on an intense training program and changing his entire daily eating pattern in a short amount of time. While above seems like a very good start, it's probably going to go down the drain after few months of mental exhaustion or worst completely returning back to before. Start slowly, aim to increase your activity level more than previous and start replacing unhealthy food options for healthy one by one. Keep a track whether you are able to maintain the change and adapt to the small change you just made. If yes, increase it one level further and so on according to your schedule. 2) Track Your Exercise And Food © Unsplash When you begin tracking what you eat and how much do you exercise daily you will become more conscious of your actions for your fitness goals. Results should be measurable and so should your daily process to improvise and find the areas which are stopping you from achieving your fitness goals in 2019. Example- I eat healthily, I consume good food Optimal way: I eat 2500 calories and I exercise daily for 45 minutes and repeat this 4 times a week (more details, the better) 3) Seek Knowledge And Help If you are determined but you don't have a direction for achieving your fitness goals in 2019 you are going to go haywire and won't achieve your desired outcome. Best and fastest way to learn something is to pay someone and seek knowledge. Other methods include reading articles over here and follow up on researches. If you want to avoid all the above hassle and save your time, the first option is what you should go ahead with. 4) Environment Over Motivation © Unsplash Lot of times we indulge ourselves in watching motivational videos and motivational music, though science has clearly demonstrated the impact of music on training, the goal shouldn't be motivation but it should be self-motivation. The fire should come from within and for the fire to stay alive it requires you to surround yourself with people who support you and are also determined to achieve their fitness goals in 2019. You can't outgrow your environment. Your motivation to kickstart your fitness goal in 2019 will plummet down but if you have supportive people around and people who also want to become a better version of themselves, you will have a higher probability of doing the same and sustaining your fitness for a longer period. As a good measure always make friends with people who you see regularly in the gym and learn from them. 5) Mental Fitness Don't get caught up in the best method or the best diet plan just because you read it somewhere online. Always do what's the best for you. Do what allows you to follow your plan consistently and the one that keeps your mind happy. If the training or nutrition plan doesn't keep you happy you probably should drop it and try to hop on to some new gimmick again. Remember folks, fitness is not short term but the thing you want to keep up with for the longest period possible. Go achieve your fitness goals in 2019! Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  18. You go to the gym and tell the trainer that you want to get in shape. Maybe even get lean or ripped. They will say that you need to go on a diet. This part is correct. But the misery they put you through is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone. These things are: 1. A boiled food diet. Your taste buds will die a slow death. All you get to eat are foods like boiled chicken, steamed fish, oats, etc. You justify it by saying you eat food for function and not for taste. You also find stupid fitness quotes like 'No pain, No gain' motivating and relatable to your situation. 2. A ketogenic diet. The new blue-eyed baby of schmucks who say deluded stuff like 'I train your trainer.' Essentially, carbs are the reason two world wars happened, cancer happened, and the reason humans cannot fly. Carbs are the reason for all things wrong with the world. You must avoid it. Basically, these schools of thought are plain idiotic. You do not need to swing to any extremes if you want to get lean or shredded. Here are five things you should do instead: 1. Count Your Calories © Thinkstock The laws of thermodynamics dictate a change in your body weight. You eat more calories than you expend, you gain weight. You eat fewer calories than you expend and you lose weight. It all comes down to this. Any dietary pattern that you follow, any macro ratio you eat, whether you eat high carbs or high fat, in the end, it doesn't even matter if it does not put you in a caloric deficit. 2. Eat More Protein © YouTube Protein or amino acids are the building blocks of your muscle tissue. If you want more muscle, you need higher rates of muscle protein synthesis. Muscle protein synthesis is the process through which your body synthesizes more muscle tissue. Target anywhere between 1.8 to 2.2 grams of protein per kilo of your body weight. 3. Eat Your Fruits And Vegetables Your mom used to tell you this as a kid. Eat your greens and fruits. You did not back then. You don't even now. Fruits and veggies will ensure you are eating enough fiber for the day. It will keep you full, help you have good gut health, and provide you with micronutrients like vitamins and minerals. There is no downside to it. 4. Embrace Flexible Dieting © Thinkstock Flexible dieting, simply put, is a mindset. A mindset that helps you see food as it is, nutritious and helps you towards your goals or non-nutritious and takes you further away from your goal. You stop seeing food as good or bad. You do not swing into diet days and cheat days which is more harmful. Read this piece. You eat highly nutritious food most of the time with a little less nutritious food sometimes that helps you stay on track. 5. Stop Believing That You Need A Lot Of Supplements If you go to buy a supplement for a particular goal today, the industry has developed so much stupid stuff that they can sell you one for anything. A majority of these supplements are often useless. Supplements that can be beneficial for everyone are whey protein, caffeine, and creatine monohydrate. That's it. No BCAAs, no fat burners, etc. Read this for more info on this. Start doing these things in 2019 and get in shape. Not waste another year spinning your wheels. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  19. Wedding season is back with a bang and apart from rejoicing at the festivities, there are a lot of other things you may indulge in to live through the cold, long and harsh winter months. I mean yes, free-flowing alcohol is one option at weddings but I was talking about something a little more cosy! Weddings is a great time to meet new people and form new associations. If you're from the groom or the bride's side and are closely associated with either then you'll definitely be interacting with their extended families and getting to know the unknowns a little better. (AA Films) Chances are, you'll find someone attractive enough to probably make a move too. Since festivities are in order and you're single AF, there might be a chance you feel a little left out and might resort to the option of approaching women at the wedding. While that might be a good idea, remember you're in the year 2018, the same year, #MeToo became a conscious effort to make a deliberate change in the way we act and feel, and so approaching a woman should be kept under measures suitable to the crowd you're approaching. I am not saying you're creepy, I just mean there is a certain code of conduct you need to follow through with, that'll still get you what you like and want. So, if you're looking at hooking up/getting to know someone at a wedding this year, maybe this is how you should go about it (1) Be As Amicable As You Possibly Can Be cool and be as social as you possibly can. Be amicable and helpful around the ceremony and make an impression on everyone, not just women. And by impression I mean make a good impression. Women usually do notice single men around and if you make a good impression and the woman you're trying to impress sees other women talking to you or gravitate towards you, she will do so herself too. On the other hand, if you come off a shy awkward and displaying a lack of confidence, no one is going to pay you any heed at all. So, be the kind of guy who is liked by everyone and try and be as confident as you can. (c)Eros International (2) Make Her Comfortable You may spot someone you like who probably knows no one else except the groom or the bride. If you are talking to her, make sure you keep her company and don't make her feel left out, just because she's awkward. Make her have some fun and introduce her to people, so she can converse with them too. Don't hit on her randomly and go away, she will feel a lot more awkward if you do that. (c)Eros International (3) Do Your Due Diligence If you like someone , go for it but also find out who she is and if she's from the same side of the party as you! If she's not, then ask someone who knows her about her and get to know who she is. Make sure you're in no way related to her, before you go talk to her. You might just be talking to your 5th cousin, you've never met, without you knowing it! So, it's always a good thing to find out whatever you can about the girl. (4) Don't Be An outrageous Flirt You never know what women might misconstrue as inappropriate behaviour, since appropriateness is still being defined or is rather decided by the girl so don't outrageously and aggressively flirt with anyone. You can obviously get her a drink and take her phone number politely but if she's not interested, it's best to move on and let her be. No, women don't like to be pursued beyond a point. If she likes the chase, trust me you'll know she wants to be chased. But if she doesn't you will know that too. So don't make her uncomfortable, especially at a wedding! (c)Pintrest (5) Don't Get Too Drunk Yes, alcohol is everywhere you breath. It's a big fancy Indian wedding and unless the families have an issue with alcohol, it's probably more prevalent than some draught stricken areas in India. But that doesn't mean you drink the entire fountain! While getting drunk is great, it loosens your inhibitions, it's not okay to get too drunk also. Maybe you can offer the lady you're crushing on, a drink and give her company with your drink? That way you drink with her and you don't go overboard! (c)Eros Interational Approaching a women anywhere in today's day and age has to be well thought out. If she's not comfortable with your presence get the hint and leave her alone. It all works on the principle of consent and once you understand that, it'll be easier to make a fair judgment of what women really want. It's either a yes, or a no and a no certainly doesn't translate to 'I wish you try harder'!
  20. We are not sure about 'achhe din', but it seems like the popularity of moral policing around porn consumption in the country is really gaining momentum. Recently, The Indian Express carried a report that talked about how a neurology professor from the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) launched an app that blocks porn sites and plays bhajans instead. © Google Playstore Called the 'Har Har Mahadev' app, it was created under the aegis of professor Dr. Vijay Nath Mishra from the Department of Neurology at IMS. Created with the aim to help curb people's addiction to porn and violent content online, the app blocks over 3,800 porn websites. What it does instead is, play devotional songs and inspirational speeches by personalities like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela when one tries to open a porn site. Talking about his intention behind this move, Dr. Mishra was quoted by The Indian Express as saying, “When I decided to develop this app, I had my children and family in mind and my patients who come in with behavioural problems. Devotional songs praising God will play if anyone tries to open a porn site. Addiction to pornography cannot be treated but this is a humble attempt at changing one's behaviour.” © Twitter/mishravijaya25 Dr. Mishra belongs to the family of head priests at Varanasi's Sankat Mochan Temple and seems to have undertaken this initiative to “cure” patients who are addicted to “social evils” such as watching porn by introducing them to religious songs. We're not sure if that would work, but just to get it out of the way, will you download this app?
  21. With Diwali around the corner, almost everyone is busy buying gifts for their near and dear ones. After all, we all want to surprise them and bring a smile on their faces, right? So, what better way can there be than online shopping to buy the gifts? It's quick, hassle-free and delivers the products at your doorstep. Viraj Nair too wanted to buy a smartphone for his house help and he even bought one online on Amazon. Turns out Viraj was one of those 'lucky' customers, who didn't get ONE smartphone but TWO...bars of soaps. And, not just any soap, he got two bars of 'Ghadi' detergent. After all, 'time' is the most precious gift, so getting 'ghadi' makes all the sense in the world. Looks like the makers of Ghadi's tagline, 'Pehle Istemal Kare Fir Vishwas Kare', knew that the detergent bar will one day fall in Viraj's hands and this line will hit him harder than irony. Facebook/ Viraj Nair In an exclusive conversation with MensXP, Viraj said, "The phone, ordered on Sunday, October 28, was supposed to be delivered by Tuesday, October 30. On the day of the scheduled delivery, I recieved a message from Amazon that the courier guy couldn't reach me so the delivery would be attempted the next day." Viraj, who felt something strange about the delivery guy, said "On Wednesday, October 31, I got a call from a guy asking whether the package has been delivered and I told him I hadn't received it. At 6:30 PM he finally came to my building, entering the wrong address in the register, to deliver the package. He refused to hand over the package before I gave him the OTP. When I opened it, the Honor 8x box was unsealed. To my horror, instead of a smartphone, the box contained two bars of Ghadi soap." Screenshot Viraj immediately contacted Amazon's customer care and they "apologized profusely and said I'd receive a replacement by Nov. 2. No explanation was offered for the Ghadi soap switcheroo, though they promised to 'investigate' the matter." Viraj, who ordered an Honor 8x, left a replacement request on the website as well. Amazon apologized to Viraj and he finally got a box delivered today, which carried a new phone and not a detergent. Even after all this, it wasn't easy for him to get the phone. He said the new delivery guy was asking for the phone back and didn't agree on giving him the replacement phone. "The delivery guy finally left after negotiations with Amazon customer care." Viraj has now ordered One Plus 6T from Amazon and we hope he doesn't get more bars of 'Ghadi' detergent this time. Viraj is not the first guy to receive soap bars instead of a smartphone. Earlier too people have reportedly recieved stones and soaps instead of what they ordered online.
  22. Not everyone enjoys the sound of crackers and the bustle of the Diwali party, and for those of us, heading to a nice peaceful place is the ideal alternative. So we are here to sort out your Diwali plans, with the 7 best places to head to for the festival. Celebrate the festival of lights with a few diyas, some solitude, in one of these brilliant places. Spend time with yourself on a solo trip, or with your loved ones away from the noise, pollution, and the smog. So pack up your backpack, and head to one of these beautiful places. Sikkim © Wikimedia Commons The hills are obviously a great place to head to during this time. Sikkim is a place that sees a lot of rain during the non-winter months, so going right before winter is actually a pretty great time. It's not too hot, it's not too cold, although it is quite nippy. Much of the population there celebrates Diwali, though it is a lot less showy than what you may get in other states. You can head directly to Gangtok now, and check-in in a small village homestay where you can enjoy the simple Diwali. Make sure to pack your trekking gear, and a backpack , as the landscape is perfect for hikes and treks. Andaman Islands © Flickr Before the crowds start flocking to the Andaman Islands come December, take your chance to see it, minus the huge tourist crowd. These secluded islands make for a great escape. And while you are there, you will be far away from any noise pollution, or smog, whatsoever. You do need the whole week for this vacation, so don't pack too light. The weather is quite pleasant during this time as well. Make sure to pack beach essentials into a bag, and some sunscreen. Varanasi © Pixabay Head to Varanasi this Diwali to see the beautiful aarti they are known all over the country for. Although you will see a lot of crowd there, the experience is unlike any other that you will have. The banks of the Ganges are adorned by millions of lights, celebrating the victory of good over evil. As one of the most deeply connected places for Hinduism and its celebrations, the whole atmosphere is filled with culture and a connection to tradition. There may be some crackers and smoke, so be prepared for that, while you soak up the sights of a million lit diyas as you ride on a boat along the river. Rajasthan © Amer Fort/Pixabay Rajasthan's many forts and hills offer something that most places in India cannot give you: a fantastic view of the city. You can pick any of the beautiful and historic cities, or take the week off to cover a few places. You can climb up Nahargarh in Jaipur and look down upon the city with all its houses lit up for Diwali. At Udaipur, spend time by the lake as you experience the fireworks, and the palace, being reflected in the waters. You can also head to Jaisalmer or Kumbhalgarh fort for an authentic Rajput experience. Sri Lanka © Tangalle Beach/ Flickr Sri Lanka is the land of Ravana, so it does have a lot of symbolic significance to Diwali and the story of Ram. Unlike what you may expect, many people there celebrate Diwali. The Hindu population, which is mostly present in the central and eastern part of the island nation, celebrate Diwali with a quaint simplicity. The festival is about the lighting of lamps and distributing sweets, especially sugar figurines called 'misri.' Rent a bungalow along the seaside and enjoy this colourful ceremonies that are relatively quieter and simpler than what we are used to. Hampi © Wikimedia Commons Diwali is celebrated in Hampi in a big way, the wonderful and grand architecture creating the perfect backdrop for the celebrations. The people of Hampi light up the town with lights, and you can walk around during the evening enjoying the sights. The city is also great for backpackers and travelers, so if firecrackers and celebrations in the bazaar area is not your cup of coffee, then spend time at any of the city's cafes. You can also visit the Virupaksha temple to witness some special ceremonial functions during the evening. There is also a local procession where the temple elephant is decked up and participates in the celebration. Bali © Bratan Lake/ Pexels Bali is another one of those rare places that are known for the celebration of Diwali. Although the majority of Indonesia is Muslim, Bali has a decidedly large Hindu population who celebrate the festival of lights in their own way. The legend of Ram and Sita is also a big part of the region's culture and mythology. They celebrate it much like we do here in India, but with local touches. So head to Bali to experience the festival in a new way. Ready to head out into adventure this Diwali?
  23. Asking for dowry is an offensive crime in India, yet almost every other day, we hear stories of women getting harassed for refusing to give dowry. Despite living in the 21st century, people continue to give in to the archaic practice of demanding dowry from the bride's family. While most people succumb to the pressure, there are some who bravely fight for what's right and teach a lesson to those who demand dowry. This is one such instance from Lucknow, where a bride's family members, reportedly, partially shaved the head of the groom, his father and brother. Facebook (for representation) According to the bride's family, the groom's family started making demands five days prior to the wedding and continued to increase the demands every day. According to a report in NDTV, the groom's grandmother said, "They made these demands five days before the wedding. He refused to marry the girl after we said we can't meet his demands. Don't know who tonsured his head." Lucknow: Groom's head tonsured allegedly because he refused to marry the bride, demanding motorcycle&gold chain y'day;bride's grandmother says, "they made these demands 5 days before wedding. He refused to marry after we said we can't fulfil them.Don't know who tonsured his head" pic.twitter.com/VVAkUtnTi7 — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 22, 2018 The groom demanded a motorcycle, but when he got one, he didn't like the brand and asked for something else. He then demanded a gold necklace on the wedding day and refused to marry the girl until he got it. People on social media are lauding the bride's family for their brave stance and said that the guy deserved this for demanding dowry. Glad the girl's side did not bend over backwards to fulfil ll those demands. It would have been a life long ordeal for her, and her family. a ready ATM that fulfils demands. else, she would have ended up burnt alive. https://t.co/Mt0ysyqWtz — Harini Calamur (@calamur) October 22, 2018 Jisne bhi Kiya, acha Kiya. Ab dalo sab ko jail me under dowry act @Uppolice https://t.co/UwjcR6zVwl — Vasu Srivastava (@obitothetobi) October 22, 2018 serves him rightð — soniya (@swapnadhadas) October 22, 2018 मà¥à¤¸à¥à¤à¥à¤°à¤¾à¤à¤ à¤à¤ª लà¤à¤¨à¤ मà¥à¤ हà¥à¤à¥¤ (Looool sorry) https://t.co/EOnI8rGWY5 — fake b anvi (@vivacioussouls) October 22, 2018
  24. History has it that even the greatest reign comes to an end. One such event occurred in the world of bodybuilding when Shawn Rhoden dethroned Phil Heath, the undisputed champion from the past 7 years and became the 2018 Mr Olympia. Phil must have never imagined that his reign will be terminated by an athlete who was not even in top 3 last year. Shawn acted like 'The Shadow' Dorian Yates. He stayed underground all year and surprised the whole world with his physique. Shawn always impressed the world with his aesthetics but lacked muscle mass as per modern bodybuilding. Before this, the closest he ever came to Mr Olympia crown was in 2016 when he was placed second to Phil Heath. "I have been chasing Phil for such a long time. He has been the champion, and it means a lot to win this." - Shawn Rhoden (After Winning Mr Olympia 2018) © YouTube Shawn's front double bicep pose stole the show. He performed it gracefully and each of his muscles complimented each other. Nothing was lagging and nothing was over dominating. His physique was well balanced, symmetrical and had top notch conditioning. Phil had the edge with huge shoulders, arms and thick and muscular back. But Shawn had better abs, legs and the overall look. This victory is not just special for Shawn but whole bodybuilding community as he is the first athlete to lift the Sandow trophy with a narrow waist. He brought back the prominent V-taper and golden era aesthetics, cutting right through the mass monsters era. This might mean judges are again giving more value to symmetry and balance than just sheer muscle mass. © YouTube What makes his victory even more appreciable is that just seven months ago the 43-year-old bodybuilder was hospitalized due to which he had to miss the Arnold Classic 2018 (The second most prestigious event in Bodybuilding). This was Shawn's 8th Mr Olympia appearance and his win truly signifies that determination and perseverance can do wonders. Plus, we hope that the standard Shawn has reigns for the longest time. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
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