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  1. Apple has some useful apps on the iPhone and one of them was responsible for saving a young girl's life. 17-year-old Macy Smith was coming home late and her mother could not get through to her. The mother suspected that something was wrong and was able to track down her daughter using the 'Find My Friends' app. Ms Smith was trapped in a wrecked car at the bottom of an embankment and it would have been impossible to trace her if it weren't for Apple's app and the mother's quick thinking. © Apple The teenager later wrote on a Facebook post: “I hydroplaned at 4:00 pm and ran in between 2 trees down an embankment, flipped my car 3 times, and landed in my back seat with my arm pinned in between the car and the ground.” She could not reach for her iPhone and respond to her mother's calls. The mother then traced her daughter's location using the app and the family drove to the location of the accident. They found her trapped in the vehicle and were able to recover her. © Apple “The whole time I knew they were going to show up and I'm so thankful for my family and we're such a tight family that I knew that I wasn't going to be there the whole night without them looking for me,” Ms Smith told a local TV station. Find My Friends app is a very useful application that lets users share their location with friends and family. The feature needs to be activated manually however this incident just proved that it is a very useful feature that can end up saving your life. You can add the feature by adding your family members' iCloud accounts and share the location data when necessary. Ms Smith is now urging other teenagers to enable this feature on their iPhones. Source: CultofMac
  2. To whoever needs to hear this today, you're doing okay. You'll be fine. You will survive. This isn't a story about that prodigy in school who could solve calculus at the age of 10. This is neither about that boy who fought against all odds to become successful. This isn't about the over-achievers. It's about the rest of us. The rest of us who struggle every day with comparisons and self-doubt. Ankush Bahuguna TED Talk Our societal conditioning forces us to believe that there's only one way to live life – to run the race, race past everyone else and be the most successful person this world has ever known. I've hated myself for most of my life for not being able to keep up with constant competition with my peers, for not meeting the unrealistic standards I set for myself. But the last few months have been different. I've slowly come to terms with the fact that my idea of success may be different from the rest of the world and how comparing my journey to someone else's is unnecessary mental stress. That's why when DAV College, Chandigarh invited me to give a TEDx talk, I just knew what I was going to talk about. Because I know, there are many more people out there, who constantly struggle with the idea of ambition and competition just like me. People who may need reassurance that I never got in my formative years. Give this a watch. Even if it helps a handful of you to see your future in a new light, I'd consider this talk successful. Now, don't misunderstand me when I say being average is absolutely alright. I don't mean to deride hard work and hustle. That's all that has got me where I am. What I would definitely say is that it is okay for people to not be the best and more importantly, to not have aspirations to be the best at what they do. We decide what we make of our lives and it's alright if it's not monumental. The one important thing to remember, I'd say, is to be financially independent. Don't take decisions that you think are right, take decisions you really believe in. Everything else will fall into place, eventually.
  3. There's nothing better than finding a sharp comeback or quoting something wise when your back is against the wall. Words can indeed be mightier than a sword. Following are some of the most awesome comebacks from famous movies or TV series which you can use on one occasion or the other: 1. When You Tell A Joke And Your Friend Doesn't Laugh: “I'll explain and I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand.” —The Princess Bride 2. When Your Friend Does A Silly Thing: “You are what the French call, les incompetent.” – Home Alone 3. When Someone Goes Below The Belt: “You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.” – Toy Story 4. When Your Crush Asks You If She Should Laugh At Your Silly Joke: “Go ahead, make my day.” – Sudden Impact 5. When Someone Roasts You Badly In A Group: “You talking to me?” – Taxi Driver 6. When Your Girlfriend Complains You Drink Too Much: “Well, nobody's perfect.” – Some Like It Hot 7. When Your Bae Asks Why Are You Visiting The Friends/Relatives You Hate: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” – The Godfather II 8. When A Guy You Hate Tells You He'll Destroy You In Front Of Your Bae: "You come at the king, you best not miss." – The Wire 9. When Someone Is Trying To Roast You: “You're boring me.” – Blackish 10. When Your Drunk A*s Gets Into A Fight With The Bouncer & Your Friends Ask You To Chill: “I laugh in the face of danger!” – The Lion King Whatever the situation is, a wise-ass reply will make you savage!
  4. Apple just announced iOS 13 for the iPhone and has started to roll out as a Beta for current devices. It comes with many new performance improvements and software tweaks to make the iPhone experience even better. One such feature is called "Optimized Battery Charging” and is designed to improve your battery's total life and health. © Macrumors The new mode can be found in the battery section of settings and you need to head to “Battery Health”. You can switch it if you want to extend your iPhone's battery life. When switched on, this mode basically learns from your usage and habits and then waits to finish charging to 100% until you need your device. © Pexels For a simpler explanation, if you charge your smartphone at night while sleeping, Apple will charge it to 80% and then wait an hour or so before you wake up to charge it up to 100%. This basically keeps your iPhone charged at optimum capacity and then charge the remaining capacity when you actually need it, instead of keeping the iPhone charged at 100%. © Reuters When any device with a battery is continually charging after it reaches maximum capacity, this, in turn, does affect the battery health. This new feature is essentially a life safer who want to keep using their iPhone without having the need of replacing the battery sooner than expected. This feature will eventually prolong the life of the device as long as possible. If you would like to check out iOS 13, you can follow our guide on how to install it on your device right now. According to Apple, these are devices that can take part in the iOS 13 beta - iPhone XS, XS Max iPhone XR iPhone X iPhone 8, 8 Plus iPhone 7, 7 Plus iPhone 6s, 6s Plus iPhone SE iPod Touch 7th Generation Source: Macrumors
  5. Life can be pretty uncertain. That's the one thing about it which remains a constant till the time we are laid to rest. We never know what's in store for us in the next few seconds, yet we live our lives as though we have years ahead of us. That's a strange sort of optimism almost all of humanity shares collectively. So, when 32-year-old tour guide Rouf Ahmad Dar stepped out for another day at work, he wouldn't have imagined what awaited him later in the day. While he was out on a rafting trip with five tourists, their boat capsized on the Lidder river in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam area. Rouf Ahmad Dar - a real hero who saved the lives of few tourists at the expense of his own life... Let's all pray for eternal peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family. pic.twitter.com/0xYdfsRE77 — Arif Amin (@ArifAmin18) June 1, 2019 Dar went out of his way, put his own life on the line and rescued all the five tourists, bringing them to safety, but at the cost of his own life. Dar, who held a diploma in rafting, was on the boat when strong evening winds toppled the boat with the tourists still on it. But tragedy had already struck as Dar drowned in the raging waters of the Lidder and was later pulled out of the water near the Bhawani Bridge area and handed over to his family. The braveheart didn't think twice before risking his own life to save the lives of strangers. Setting the finest example of selfless courage; Tourist guide Rouf Ahmad Dar sacrificed his life saving five people including two foreigners in #Lidder river in #Pahalgam. RIP braveheart of#Kashmir @NorthernComd_IA @adgpi @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/bduKgnBiL2 — Chinar Corps - Indian Army (@ChinarcorpsIA) June 1, 2019 At a time when people are constantly instigating communal thoughts and questioning secularism in the country, selfless souls like Rouf Ahmad Dar prove that all of us are capable of moving past the politics that underline our present reality and chase after the biggest religion that there is - humanity. Bravehearts like Dar are cropping up in every village, valley and city to let people see the real face and sentiment that simmers in the heart of our nation and gives us hope that regardless of all the ugliness that comes to pass, humanity will always win.
  6. One of the world's most popular superhero franchises that's known for its more-than-awesome bunch of heroes, Marvel Cinematic Universe's 'Avengers' will continue to hold its top spot in the heart of every ardent MCU fan out there, for years to come. Now, though the current series may have come to an end, that does not mean our allegiances would shift any time soon. We have had our hearts, as well as our eyes set on our favourite Avenger for the longest time, so it seems only natural that today we have set out to find which one do we most accurately resemble, spiritually. Let's check it out: 1. Iron Man © MCU Are you a haughty know-it-all, who loves to brag and show-off? Do you always smooth over these character flaws with your charming ways and enjoy having an upper hand in most scenarios? And though you often tend to be annoying, do you always remember your roots, while trying to evolve and improve yourself as the situation demands? You are hard-working, laidback and don't like owning up to the mess you may have created. 2. Black Widow © MCU Ice-cold, strong, and well-trained, she is crafty unlike most of her teammates. She is intelligent and willful to pursue her targets at all times. If you are like her, you usually invest yourself completely to every task you take up, without considering the consequences. Also, you easily get irritated by people's stupidity and lack of smartness and skills. 3. Captain America © MCU Steve Rogers is fearless and selfless to a fault. He taught us to live and fight for the welfare of others, become worthy of following our judgement. He also taught us that being a sceptic isn't as bad as it seems and that we must choose good over evil at all times. If you think you are like him, then perhaps you lack the art of being diplomatic, though your courage, and selflessness completely make up for it. 4. Hulk © MCU A heated brain with some solid bubbling ideas, Bruce showed us how to best rein our temper. Bruce used his anger to achieve bigger and better goals in life. If you're like him, you must be quick to give in to temper but perhaps like him, you too should seek out help and control it. Because of your volatile nature, you like to stay away from those you love from the fear of hurting them. 5. Hawkeye © MCU With nothing but his determination and training to aid him, he became a prominent part of the group. If you're like him, you must be loyal and care a lot about other's well-being. You often also act as a peace-bearer between two parties and come around as everybody's friend. 6. Thor © MCU Tough and good-natured, he is too sure of his strength to be bothered about anything else. He turns out to be this individual who leaves behind his pride for others. If you're like him, you might possess a wild nature and a proud heart, which is filled with lots of goodness. So, who do you resemble the most?
  7. The election results are out and the Modi wave is taking the nation and the world by storm. Narendra Modi has come back as India's PM yet again. Before the elections, Modi Ji's biopic which stars Vivek Anand Oberoi in the titular role was swimming in controversy and was banned for a brief period of time. The movie finally saw the light of the day and was released today amidst the celebration of Modi Ji's win. The film is getting a good response mostly as many feel the storyline is inspiring. Strong. Simple. Unapologetic. #PMNarendraModi by @vivekoberoi is robust, undeterred yet restrainedðªð»ð¥ @OmungKumar excels in bringing out a story of common man who is loved by all across the nationðð»ð @narendramodi ji fans ðwill swell with pride & 56inch ka seena ! #ModiAaGaya — Girish Johar (@girishjohar) May 24, 2019 If u r a traditional modi hater, go n watch movie #PMNarendraModi ... It's almost sure ur perception ll change... Give it a try.... Great work by @vivekoberoi ... Congrats team ðððð — Prateek (@Prateek28971684) May 24, 2019 Delhi ki audience ka verdict: A motivational movie! Get your tickets in advance and watch #PMNarendraModi in cinemas from tomorrow: https://t.co/Nqry1zx58B#PMNarendraModiOn24thMay #DekhengeModiBiopic pic.twitter.com/uUPnZNyeaH — PM Narendra Modi (@ModiTheFilm2019) May 23, 2019 While a lot of people are still not convinced to see Vivek as Modi Ji, others feel he has done a great job in the film. #VivekOberoi you done great job in movie #PMnarendramodi you justified the charecter — Priyank Pandya (@PriyankPandya10) May 24, 2019 Watched Pm narendra modi movie first day first show. Was waiting for it for long. Beautifully picturized journey of our most loved PM . Fantabulous job by Vivek Oberoi. Guys go and watch movie it's worth watching.#VivekOberoi #NarendraModi — Nishtha Saraswat (@nishtha80) May 24, 2019 Vivek Oberoi should retire. Nobody wants to see this overconfident loudmouth talentless 'press conference' boy on screen#PMNarendraModi #ModiBiopic https://t.co/EsNVJGY2vw — K.....! (@Being_Khaled) May 24, 2019 However, some people were not convinced which is obvious since one story cannot inspire literally everyone out there. PM Narendra Modi movie is a 135 minutes long WhatsApp forward #PMNarendraModi — Ashish Bagchi (@BagchiAsh) May 24, 2019 REVIEW SARKAR'S REVIEW#PMNarendraModi One word review: adjustable Rating:â­â­ð Outstanding act by lead, not so bad direction by omung Kumar, back ground music sticks to the film, songs are well, seems some how fake.#VivekOberoi Box office prediction: 7-10cr @vivekoberoi — Bollywood Review sarkar (@reviewsarkar) May 24, 2019 The movie looks like a decent watch, so you may as well book your tickets if you want to.
  8. It has been a harrowing week for Chinese company Huawei since it was included in the entity list by the US Government. This basically means that American companies cannot do business with the Chinese tech giant without prior approval from the Government. In the wake of this decision, companies like Qualcomm, Intel, ARM, Google have all revoked access for licenses and acquiring of components. Huawei is the world's second largest smartphone company in the world and with losing access from American companies for key components and licenses, it is essentially a death sentence for the company. Here's a list of companies that won't be doing any business with Huawei at least until things are resolved: ARM © ARM ARM is by far the biggest blow to the Chinese company as the company severed ties as of yesterday. Huawei can build its own operating system and acquire other components from non-American companies; however, without a license from ARM, Huawei cannot manufacture their own chipsets. ARM basically design the chips and then license them out to companies for manufacturing. Their designs are used on Laptops, Smartphones, IoT products and wearables. These designs are used by companies like Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and previously Huawei. HiSilicon, Huawei's SoC subsidiary has been using ARM-based chipsets for a while and losing access to the license essentially means that Huawei cannot make processors. Since the company has also lost access to Qualcomm, Huawei will not be able to deliver a smartphone. Having said that, there are other alternatives such as sourcing chipsets from non-American companies such as MediaTek and Samsung. Qualcomm and Intel © BCCL Qualcomm and Intel both provide components to Huawei that essentially powered various products such as laptops and mobile phones. Intel provides server chips and processor for Huawei's laptop line which essentially renders future Huawei laptops useless. Qualcomm, on the other hand, provides modems and other processors that power other products. Since Huawei makes its own chipsets, Qualcomm's impact was less prominent yet still crucial. Even though Huawei has been stockpiling chipsets for future use, sooner or later the company will run out unless the conflict is resolved by then. Broadcom and Xilinx have also announced they are suspending sales of products to Huawei as well. Western Digital and Micron Technology Like any other smartphone, it needs memory to store data and Huawei smartphones used Western Digital and Micron Technology as their suppliers. Micron Technology makes memory chips that are used in smartphones. As of now, the company has also revoked access to the Chinese company. Huawei will not be able to source storage chips from American companies as of now; however, it can source similar components from Samsung. Android © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Google has also revoked Huawei's Android license as a move to be compliant with the US Government's ban. The company will be able to provide updates for current Huawei smartphones for the next three months but it doesn't help the situation. Huawei is already working on its own operating system based on Google's AOSP (Android Open Source Project), platform. How it will work depends on the final build and whether it will be rolled out globally. Huawei has said that the new operating system will be compatible with Android apps and is scheduled for release later this fall. SD Association © SD Association The latest organisation to boot Huawei is the SD association which means Huawei is no longer allowed to make any products with SD or microSD slots. This will affect Huawei's smartphone and laptop lines as the SD Association develops and authorises the use of standards for SD storage. The list on the organisation's website silently removed Huawei's name from the list. Suspensions of Orders Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator has suspended the sale of Huawei's Mate 20X (5G) on its website for the time. The smartphone was listed on Vodafone's UK website and the suspension could possibly extend to other regions as well. Even the Microsoft store pulled Huawei's MateBook X Pro's listing from its website. In fact, a basic search for any Huawei product on Microsoft's digital store comes up with no results.
  9. A couple of days ago, Indian sprinter and Olympian, Dutee Chand came out to talk about being in a same-*** relationship with a 19-year-old girl from her hometown of Chaka Gopalpur in Odisha for the past five years. "I have found someone who is my soulmate. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with. I have always supported the rights of those who want to be in a same-*** relationship. It is an individual person's choice," she had told The Indian Express while becoming the very first Indian athlete to go public about her homosexuality. "She is from my town and a sports fan herself. She read about the struggles that I have gone through to make a career in sports and told me that she was inspired by my story. That is how we came in touch with each other," she had added in the interview. © Reuters Chand also spoke about how her eldest sister was completely against this and threatened Dutee of imprisonment. She also spoke about how in the past five years, her parents were not against her sexual preference. However, a day since Chand made her sexuality public, her mother Akhoji Chand told ANI, that it is impossible for her to accept this relationship of hers due to reasons other than homophobia, incest. "Dutee wants to marry a girl, who is the daughter of my niece, so she is my grand-daughter. In this relation, Dutee will be like a mother of that girl. Then how will it be possible in our society in Odisha," Akhoji told ANI. "I told her (Dutee) that I cannot accept this. She told me that the court has given the order. When I asked which court has given you such order, she told me that High court. I told her that I'm alive here and you are bringing orders from the court. She told me that yes court has given order and all the mentors are supporting me. (She asked) whether you will support me or not. I asked which Sir, Shiv Sir, Gagan Sir or Samanta sir, Achyut Samant of KIIT college," she said. "She told that I'll do everything by the help of them. I told her that I'll like to talk to them, but she avoided it. So day before yesterday, I told my elder daughter Saraswati that I don't know where they are staying, you take me to them. Saraswati took me to them but he (Achyut Samant of KIIT) had already left for Delhi and yesterday when all these things were happening." "I want that she (Dutee) should focus on her sports as the government wants. Government has given a lot of money to her for the sake of the country. Dutee may not keep father and mother's name but she should keep the prestige of the nation through her sports," Akhoji added. © Reuters In 2018, the Indian Supreme Court did decriminalise same-*** relationships (although gay marriages are still illegal), the laws about incest are still in the grey. While being in a sexual relationship with a family member in India is not illegal or a punishable crime, the Hindu Marriage Act says that two people cannot marry if they are within the “prohibited degree of relationship”.
  10. Continuing his fine run this season, Lewis Hamilton clinched the first-place finish at the Circuit de Catalunya in the Spanish Grand Prix on 12th May. The Brit finished ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas and Max Verstappen who finished second and third respectively. While the top spots at the podium once again eluded Ferrari, Mercedes extended their record-breaking run to five-successive one-two finishes this season. Attempting to take a sixth world championship and third in a row, Hamilton's form is ominously strong and his 76th career victory was a befitting testimony to that. If his brilliant showing on the race track had everyone singing his praise, Hamilton's touching gesture for his special fan further won over fans. © Reuters Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton received a special video from Harry Shaw who has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. According to reports, the five-year-old boy was recently given just one week to live. The video shows Harry, wearing a Mercedes cap and lying next to a signed Hamilton picture in his London hospital bed, giving a message to the Brit driver: "Hello Lewis Hamilton. Good luck winning the race in Spain and thank you for all of the gifts. Lots of love from Harry and goodbye". View this post on Instagram Harry, you don't know how much this message means to me buddy. Thank you so much, you are my inspiration today Harry. I will try to make you proud. You are such a strong boy, I wish I was as strong as you, I wanted the world to see how strong you are and ask everyone to send their best wishes and prayers to you during this hard time. Sending you love Harry. God bless you. Your friend, Lewis #keepfighting #nevergiveup #wewinandwelosetogether A post shared by Lewis Hamilton (@lewishamilton) on May 12, 2019 at 2:59am PDT Sharing the kid's video on his Instagram handle, Hamilton said: "Harry, you don't know how much this message means to me buddy. Thank you so much, you are my inspiration today Harry. I will try to make you proud. You are such a strong boy, I wish I was as strong as you, I wanted the world to see how strong you are and ask everyone to send their best wishes and prayers to you during this hard time. Sending you love Harry. God bless you. Your friend, Lewis". And, Hamilton did make Shaw proud by winning the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. Following his triumph, Hamilton also dedicated his victory to the youngster who inspired him to secure a podium finish. "I got a great message from this young kid called Harry and he just became my spirit angel," the Mercedes driver said after the race. © Reuters "When I woke up this morning, I was a bit lost and wondering how today was going to go. Then I saw that message and I was like, 'I see you, Harry, I've got you'. I was looking for inspiration and something to grab to, so I dedicate today's race to him. You try to go out there and do something for someone. It doesn't always turn out as well as it has but I hope he is watching. I will be sending him a message shortly after this, and we are going to try and do something special for him," he added. Well, Hamilton did reveal that he will try to do something special for Shaw, but no one would have possibly anticipated what was in store for the youngster. In a heartfelt gesture, Hamilton and Mercedes sent one of their Formula One (F1) cars to Shaw's home in Redhill. The lucky kid, cradled in his father James' arm, was then shown around Hamilton's F1 car by a Mercedes employee. .@LewisHamilton has brought the smile back to a boy fighting the final days of his young life. Hamilton dedicated his Grand Prix victory to Harry Shaw from Surrey. The Mercedes team hastily arranged for one of their cars to park outside Harry's home as @samholdertv reports pic.twitter.com/qdphRn3MP8 — ITV London (@itvlondon) May 13, 2019 Owing to his rare medical condition, Shaw was outdoors for the first time in three weeks. The youngster was also presented with Hamilton's winning trophy from the race in Barcelona and a pair of the world champion's racing gloves. Apart from that, there was also a personal video message of support recorded by Hamilton which was shown to Shaw. "I cannot describe how much it means to us all that Lewis won the race for Harry, and then dedicated it to Harry, too," his father James Shaw said. "At a tremendously difficult time in our lives, this has provided us with a big boost, and a big smile. Harry couldn't believe that Lewis Hamilton was talking about him, and had dedicated the race to him. He now thinks that Lewis is his absolute best friend, which, for a five-year-old boy, is amazing. Harry loves cars, and although he is frail, he was asking about the exhaust pipe," he added. © Twitter/@HarrysPledge5 Over the years, we've seen numerous sportspersons dominating their respective fields and earning laurels. But, far away from their titles, trophies and accolades, it's their conduct and demeanour away from sports - like the touching gesture of Hamilton for a young cancer-stricken boy - that truly makes a sportsperson great.
  11. One cannot imagine or fathom anybody other than the mighty Robert Downey Jr. playing the crazy Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Gadgets, gizmos, technologically advanced and making a reality out of dreams is what defines Tony for us in the movie. Turns out, Robert is no different in real life as well. One look inside his crazy 19th century windmill home (yes, the dude did it) and you're convinced why he was meant to be the super cool Iron Man. The simple abode yet futuristic-in-nature house is unlike any celebrity home videos we have watched. The couple have their office on top of the windmill, the house has artefacts which are personal in nature and represent the family itself. © AD The interiors are posh and classic white in colour, including the gorgeous drawing room and the insanely wonderful bedroom. © AD © AD Once we were done watching the house tour, we were also convinced that maybe this was Tony Stark just acting like Robert Downey Jr maybe?
  12. We live in a world of mass-produced products that are loaded with chemicals. Right from the food we eat to the cosmetics we apply, every product seems like a chemical disaster, packaged in fancy bottles. So how do we stop this? How do we start a lifestyle that is sustainable and toxin-free? Well, it's pretty simple. Organic and natural choices should be a way of living for you, and not just an experiment you want to give a try. Toxin-free and eco-friendly lifestyle starts at home, with every single choice that you make. We, at MensXP, have been trying to make some conscious lifestyle changes too. We are not going to say that we have totally aced it, but we are definitely on the right path. And, the brand that has helped us immensely on our journey towards a toxin-free lifestyle is Qtrove.com, a marketplace for all things natural and organic. So here are 6 products from Qtrove.com that we recommend if you, too, are in the quest for a healthier lifestyle. 1. Aloe Vera Juice With Pulp The advantages of aloe vera juice are not unknown to us. From treating sunburns to curing constipation, and balancing the pH levels in your body, aloe vera juice is the elixir for your skin, hair, and overall health. However, not every aloe vera juice that you see in the supermarket is 100% pure and natural. Our recommendation would be Kapiva's Aloe Vera Juice that is absolutely natural, and has no artificial colorant, or other harmful chemicals. We have been using the product everyday, and the results have been impressive. This aloe vera juice provides a healthy glow to your skin and hair, helps boost immunity and digestive systems, improves muscle tone, reduces fat content in the body, and aids the liver to process and remove impurities in the bloodstream. Buy here. 2. 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This particular package comprises ten Yoga Bars in various flavours including chocolate, vanilla almonds, cashew, oranges and nuts and seeds. These natural energy bars are free of preservatives, and can be eaten as a snack bar pre or post workout. The bars pack in whole grains, vitamins, minerals, and complex carbs that keep you energetic through the day, and help keeping unnecessary hunger pangs at bay. Buy here. 4. Satvyk Desi Cow Ghee In your quest to lead a natural lifestyle, make sure you get rid of those mass-produced cooking oils that have zero health benefits. We always preferred Satvyk Desi Cow Ghee that incorporated an age-old Vedic method known as Bilona to produce wholesome ghee that is organic and natural. Additionally, we hear this is made of grass-fed cows' milk that is a great source of energy and good fat for the body. Buy here. 5. Bergamot Essential Oil This product by Herbal Strategi is an one-stop solution for bad odours. 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  13. With $131 billion tinkering in his bank account, world's richest man Jeff Bezos can literally get his hands on everything money can buy. With that kind of money, not only does one enjoy immense luxury but also comes to hold positions of power and prestige. Jeff Bezos is proof that when you own half the world's cash in your bank account, not only can you live the best life by spending it on awesome things, but also back crazy inventions for the world to see. Here are 10 insanely awesome things owned by Jeff Bezos which prove that he is Richie Rich come to life. 1. A museum for a house. © Entrepreneur Bezos owns a house in Washington which was once a Textiles Museum. He spent 23 million dollars to make that property his own in 2016. Reportedly, post renovations, the house will have 11 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, 5 living rooms and 2 elevators. 2. A top-of-the-class private jet. © Private Jet Fan Owning a private jet becomes a necessity when you are Jeff Bezos, and surely the man is known for travelling on a Gulfstream G-650ER, which is one of the fastest private jets in the world. 3. A clock that will work till the end of time. © Business Insider Yeah, you read that right. Keeping up with time is of utmost importance when you have an empire to run. But who wants a regular timepiece when you can own a clock which will run for 10,000 years? Bezos invested $42 million in getting the clock made, which is under construction in Texas. 4. A 10,000 square feet apartment in New York. © Business Insider Bezos is the owner of 3 linked apartments spanning over 10,000 square feet, in New York's upscale Central Park West area which cost him $17 million. 5. A 141-year-old newspaper. © NY Times One of the leading newspapers in the US, The Washington Post was bought by Jeff Bezos back in 2013.The acquisition cost him $230 million and the 141-year-old newspaper became his. 6. A commercial rocket factory. © Spacenews Touted to be Bezos' most dear passion project (after Amazon of course), his aerospace company Blue Origin is invested in making rockets for commercial use. Bezos funded the company to make space travel affordable for 'regular' customers. 7. A robo-dog. © Twitter Bezos showed off a 'robot dog' in 2018 with a tweet. Named Spot Mini, the robo-dog has been reportedly created by Boston Dynamics. It is believed that Bezos owns the dog since he called it “my dog” on Twitter. 8. A house in Hollywood. © Variety Known to be one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Hollywood, Bezos owns a Spanish style mansion in Beverly Hills in California. A Business Insider report claimed that the 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom mansion has “a greenhouse, a sunken and lighted tennis court, a huge swimming pool, four fountains, and a six-car garage.” 9. A lake house in Seattle, with Bill Gates as his neighbour. © AOL Bought by Bezos in 1998, it reportedly cost him $10 million dollars. It's a 5.3-acre estate that houses two residences - a 20,600-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom space and an 8,300-square-foot, five bedroom, four-bathroom home. 10. An expansive Amazon campus in Seattle. © USA Today Bezos' Amazon Seattle campus spreads over four downtown blocks and cost him $4 billion. Reportedly, one of the structures called The Spheres has a tropical forest replicated within it.
  14. George RR Martin's acclaimed novel titled 'The Song Of Ice & Fire' when adapted into a show, almost ten years ago by HBO, left an overpowering impact on the viewers. Within the first two seasons, everyone was discussing the show, it's intriguing characters, the complicated relationships, deceit, wars, a very compelling plot and everything else the show brought to the table. The thing is, 'GoT' is not just your run of the mill epic-fantasy show but a lot more. It dissects the very fabric of society we live in, the people we interact with, the relationships we harbour and the battles we fight. If you look into it with more depth, you'll know how it seeps into a trajectory which is very familiar with today's modern world. Of course, there are no brothers having *** with their sisters (we hope not) and you may not see dragons flying about, but there are some firm life lessons you can take back from the show and apply them to your own life. © HBO One of the most stringent and important lessons the show gives us on a platter is the skill to be a good leader. If you see how the show is streamlined, it isn't much without apt leadership skills at display. Be it through a demonstration of power, strength, wisdom or union, leadership is the essence of 'Game Of Thrones' and through this article, I will point out 5 fantastic leadership lessons you can learn from the show, to apply in your personal life. (1) Always Listen To Advisors Well, of course, you probably won't have advisors because you're not the Protector Of The Realm TBH but it's always wise to seek counsel from someone who is more experienced and wiser. Whether it's the work front or personal life, if you're leading something fiercely, don't act upon your ego and heed advice when you need it best. When Tywin Lannister became the hand of the king to Tommen Baratheon, he asked him what makes a good king. After certain answers that Tywin wasn't happy with, Tywin told him a good king is someone who listens to his advisors and heeds their advice until he comes of age. Of course, he was saying that to manipulate him but there is a very deep lesson in there somewhere. So, if you're in a momentary fix with work, and if that's acting up on your leadership qualities, don't shy away from seeking help when required. © HBO (2) Always Know Your Weaknesses "A wise king knows what he knows and what he doesn't." These words were said by Tywin Lannister to his daughter Cersei, who'd come to him to ask him to bestow more responsibilities upon her as she had more to contribute than her brothers. Her father certainly thought otherwise, only because she was not smart enough to recognise her weakness. If you've noticed Cercei's rule, she's instilled more fear in people than respect for her and that's only because she's refused to realise her weaknesses over time. As a good leader, you must have enough faith in yourself to acknowledge what you're good at and what you're willing to improve, in order to bring clarity to your own thought process. If you do recognise something you're weak at, you're going to be more empathetic towards it, in order to understand graver problems that may lie ahead. A good leader who knows his weaknesses can turn them into strengths by acknowledging and addressing them. © HBO (3) Knowledge Is True Power Yes, strength does conjure power but when you have the knowledge, it lets you use your strength wisely and in a timely manner. Have you ever heard of the saying 'strike when the iron is hot?'. Well, it's something like that. I don't mean become an opportunist but gathering knowledge and using it when you really should, is a good aspect of leadership. If you see how Tyrion Lannister, or Varys or even Littlefinger displayed their leadership skills in the show, you'll know exactly what I mean. Both Littefinger and Varys rose from modest origins and made their way into the small council by displaying a sheer thirst for understanding everything and using it at the right time. They're not perfect examples of great leaders but they used one of the skills fairly well. Tyrion, on the other hand, always was the smart witty one, who used knowledge to the greatest advantage and became the hand of the queen, eventually. Another good example from the show is Samwell Tarly, who was forced to become a part of the Night's Watch, but his interest lay in reading books and applying that knowledge in resolving conflicts, and he did so fairly well in the show. You might be street smart, which is also an essential skill to lead but if you gather enough knowledge over time, it makes you wiser, resilient and unlike Jon Snow, you know things! © HBO (4) Always Plan Ahead By planning ahead I don't mean foresee an undeniable future, by planning ahead I mean always look at the many possibilities and go through them until you trust your instincts and chose the right one to follow. One always needs good leadership skills to study the situation thoroughly and take appropriate action, which can also help in the future too. That's what makes Jon Snow an excellent leader. He always led by example and examples told him about the foreseeable future, and he would apply those learnings to his present. For instance, when he witnessed the Night King's army, he immediately took action because he knew what was coming for the world. He went beyond the wall to persuade the wildlings to join him in the fight, even though he lost his life for it. He went to the south and bend the knee, just so Daenerys Targaryen could help him fight. He initiated a meeting between all the leaders to warn them against the dead and persuade them to fight together, even though a few backed out. He planned ahead because he saw some important shortcomings he obviously couldn't overcome alone. Always be wary of every situation, while you lead! © HBO (5) Be Fair In Your Judgements Fairness is an important quality every leader should practice. Having just democratic leadership skills can take you where you really want to be. If you think about the welfare of everyone you're working with or for those who work under you, you're already a good leader. Daenerys inspires both loyalty and respect from those who follow her. And why shouldn't she? She is a fair leader after all. She gives everyone free-will to follow her and never demands people to accept her as a leader. When she freed slaves from the 3 cities of Slaver's Bay, now known as the Bay of Dragons, she never forced anyone to follow her lead. She gave them a just and fair choice and they all decided to make her their queen, only because she acted fair, unlike their previous 'masters'. Her use of power and her dragons was minimal when it came to earning the respect of her people. If you're leading a team, always be fair in judging their demeanour, behaviour, practices and their work and then make a fair assessment out of that. If you're a fair leader, you'll earn more respect than someone who uses power to lead. © HBO There are many more leadership skills we can all learn from 'Game Of Thrones'. Hopefully, your accent to leadership isn't as cut-throat as the show, but whatever it is you're leading, if you apply the above-mentioned skills, you're sure to ace your endeavour in every way possible!
  15. Amongst the brutal chaos that has engulfed Sri Lanka due to the serial bomb blasts that went off in Colombo over the last few days, there are some people who've taken upon themselves to act as messiahs during difficult times in the country. Over 300 people, including foreigners, were killed last week in the terror attack and local heroes are ascertaining that help is provided in every way possible © Twitter For instance, Irfan, an Uber cab driver helped an Indian businessman in distress and one has to be very noble to give the kind of assistance the cab driver gave his Indian customer, during extremely turbulent times. 25-year-old Ashwin Rangarajan, a finance consultant from Bengaluru was scheduled to leave for India on Sunday whose flight was delayed for over 12 hours, due to the aftermath of the blasts in the city. It was a difficult journey to make, from where he was to the airport, but he made it on time and flew back to India safely, and the person responsible for this was Irfan, his Uber driver. © Times Of India The journey Ashwin had to make till the airport was about 45kms long and he had to do it by going through the chaotic streets as the impact of the blasts were still fresh, everywhere. When Irfan got the call for duty, his first instinct was to cancel the ride to avoid any danger along the way, but he trusted his instinct and accepted Ashwin's booking for the airport, making sure he reached safe and sound. Even though Irfan's family was dead against him accepting the long ride to the airport as there were rumours floating about that Muslims were being attacked in the city post the blasts, Irfan thought it was his duty to help a fellow survivor out and instead, acted responsibly. © Pintrest This is a pure indication of the fact that in times of grave crisis, there are still people who act through the sheer presence of mind and do the right thing and can be eventually counted on with regard to their responsibility! Kudos Irfan, we're proud of you!
  16. Try and behave indecently in front of women, especially a woman who's supposed to be a really good Mixed Martial Arts fighter and you done f****d up. The world, so full of creepy disgusting human beings, was made a better place very recently when Brazilian MMA brawler Joyce Vieira decided to get a man in line who decided to 'give himself a good time' at the cost of her dignity and self-respect. View this post on Instagram Treino de carnaval #maythai #amor #stilodevida #muitoamorenvolvido #carnaval2019 A post shared by Joyce Vieira 𧿠(@eujoycevieira) on Mar 4, 2019 at 9:18am PST According to MMAmania.com, Vieira was in the middle of a swimsuit photoshoot on one of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro when one of the men present at the venue had the not-so-great idea of pleasuring himself out in the open while ogling at the fighter. Based on what the 26-year-old told a local newspaper, people present at the venue first asked the man to cover himself up and get away from the venue. However, instead of accepting his mistake and leaving with whatever grace he had left, the guy continued to masturbate while “making noises and groaning.” “When I looked over there he had his shorts down and was standing on a path where people pass all the time, including children,” she told the local channels. This is when the Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu specialist decided to take matters into her own hands and gave hell to Josinei Ferreira, the offender. Unaware of who he was messing with, Ferreira punched her back. May you all bring the same energy to the rest of your week that Joyce Viera brings to pervs at her photo shoot. pic.twitter.com/AcKyYfLHV5 — Hektic_One (@Hektic1One) April 22, 2019 “The punch made me even angrier. I wanted to kill him,” she said. Soon enough, Vieira went to work on the freak, tackling him and beat the crap out of the loser before handing him over to the cops and lodged an official complaint against him on the charges of sexual harassment. However, Ferreira was released by the police as he made them believe that he was only peeing and had nothing to do with Vieira. Raged with the decision by de Janeiro's finest she commented: “We feel powerless. It's very strange because he's going to be in the same city as me, and who knows he might be in the same places … I have received an innumerable number of messages from women saying that (in such situations) they didn't file a report, because they know the suspects would end up being released. I think the punishment for these cases should be more severe.” Albeit the punishment for something so shameful must be nothing less than imprisonment, the fact that Ferreira got his ass handed to him for his obscene behaviour, has to bring some amount of joy to Vieira. A couple of months ago, coincidentally in the city of Rio de Janeiro itself, another man tried to rob professional UFC fighter, Polyana “Iron Lady” Viana with a cardboard gun and paid a hefty price for his foolishness.
  17. No one would have imagined that their Easter celebrations would turn into days of mourning, as the Christian community in Sri Lanka set out to ring in the festivities of the Lord's mythical resurrection yesterday. © AP Early morning yesterday, the entire Sri Lankan nation was rocked by eight consecutive bombings in different parts of Colombo. The major targets were churches where Easter services were underway, luxury hotels occupied by tourists, and a housing complex. © AP The death count has reached 290 so far, with over 500 being declared injured. Six Indians were amongst the 290 people who lost their lives in the serial blasts yesterday. They have been identified as P.S. Raseena, Lakshmi, Narayan Chandrashekhar, Ramesh, K G Hanumantharayappa, and M Rangappa. Indian High Commission in Colombo has conveyed that National Hospital has informed them about the death of three Indian nationals. Their names are Lokashini, Narayan Chandrashekhar and Ramesh. We are ascertaining further details. /3 — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 21, 2019 @SushmaSwaraj We sadly confirm the deaths of the following two individuals in the blasts yesterday: - K G Hanumantharayappa -M Rangappa. — India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) April 22, 2019 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been actively monitoring the situation and coordinating with the Indian High Commission in the country for all sorts of assistance the Sri Lankan government might require at this hour of need. I conveyed to the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka that India is ready to provide all humanitarian assistance. In case required, we are ready to despatch our medical teams as well. — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 21, 2019 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind have both condemned the blasts in Sri Lanka, and sent across their condolences to suffering families. Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 21, 2019 India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and government of the country. Such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in civilised society. We stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka #PresidentKovind — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 21, 2019 One of the victims, P.S. Raseena, who was from Mogral Puthur in Kerala was killed just when she was checking out of Shangri-La hotel. According to her relatives, Raseena was in Sri Lanka on a vacation with her husband Khader Kukadi, who works as an engineer working in Dubai. After Kukadi left for Dubai earlier on Sunday, Raseena was to leave the hotel and visit her brother Bahseer, who lives in Colombo. Basheer was supposed to pick Raseena from the hotel, but ended up identifying his sister's body at a city hospital. Our condolences and prayers with all those who are suffering.
  18. Known as one of the dominating figures on the modern scientific world, Albert Einstein changed the course of science with his groundbreaking work in the field. To this day, he is considered as nothing less than a genius, in every sense of the world. However, there are a few curious facts about the towering genius of 20th century that not many people know of. Find out more about Einstein's incredible life here. © Twitter 1. Einstein gave away his Nobel Prize as divorce settlement. Einstein married Mileva Maricis early 1900s. However, after their marriage hit the rocks in 1910 the couple got divorced in 1919. During this time, Einstein promised to hand over whatever money he might receive from the Nobel Prize. After he won the prize in 1922 for his work of photoelectric effect, he offered the prize money to her. © Twitter 2. A solar eclipse made Einstein famous. When Einstein published his theory of general relativity in 1915, which talked about gravitational fields causing distortions in the fabric of space and time, it became a huge controversy. Finally in 1919, a total solar eclipse provided the proper conditions to test the theory and Einstein was proved right. Einstein became an overnight celebrity. © Twitter 3. Einstein was spied upon by the FBI for years. After Einstein moved to the US from Berlin after Hitler's rise to power in 1933, he came under the FBI's radar for his support for pacifist, civil rights and left-wing causes. FBI launched a 24-hour surveillance that stretched over 22 years. The FBI wished to prove that he was a Soveit spy. By the time Einstein dies, his FBI file comprised of 1800 pages of data. © Twitter 4. Einstein's brain was stolen upon his death. After Einstein died in 1955 from an abdominal aortic aneurysm, Princeton pathologist Thomas Harvey removed his brain during regular autopsy and kept it with an aim to unlock the secrets of his genius. After getting necessary approvals, he cut Einstein's brain into pieces and sent them around the world for research. The most controversial research paper claimed that Einstein had unusual folds on his parietal lobe, a part of the brain associated with mathematical and spatial ability.
  19. Sushma Swaraj has saved quite a few lives in her tenure as the Union External Affairs Minister, and literally so. Over time, she has turned into a sort of quasi-godmother for Indians residing abroad, who swiftly steps up to help those in need. Swaraj has been actively helping Indians living abroad, who reach out to her in moments of distress through social media platforms such as Twitter. © Twitter Earlier today, she pulled a 'Main Hoon Na' move when an Indian national in Saudi Arabia reached out to her and she assured to help him out by saying “hum hain na”. An Indian named Ali had been trying to leave Saudi and get back to India for the past one year. He had been in touch with the Indian Embassy in Riyadh for the same purpose, however, nothing came out of his efforts even after 12 months of struggle, and as a last resort he reached out to Swaraj for help. 'Khud kusi' ki baat nahin sochte. Hum hain na. Hamari Embassy aapki poori madad karegi. @IndianEmbRiyadh - Pls send me a report on this. https://t.co/ajU8EXyhAK — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 18, 2019 In his plea, he stated that he has tried tooth and nail to get back to India, but the Indian Embassy has shown no seriousness in considering his request. Now, the man said that if help is not sent, he might have to take his own life, as he can see no other way. To this Swaraj promptly replied saying, “Khud kusi ki baat nahin sochte. Hum hain na. Hamari Embassy aapki poori madad karegi. @IndianEmbRiyadh - Pls send me a report on this,” and asked the authorities to look into the matter. © Twitter This isn't all. We have witnessed Sushma Swaraj come to the rescue of many others in the past as well. Last year she also responded to a tweet stating that she personally handled her Twitter account, and it wasn't “her ghost” doing it for her. She has a great sense of humour and an even greater sense of responsibility and accountability for her duty as well as her position.
  20. While we're going to witness the end of an era soon, we're actually waiting with bated breath for the Game Of Thrones finale to hit our screens on the 14th of April 2019. It's true we've formed our true and personal association with every character and sometimes in our head, we think "what would Jon Snow do if he was in my place?" Well, maybe it's not that intense but it's true the characters have grown on us in some way or the other. © HBO While we take away the betrayals, the plot line, the relationships, the wars and what not, let's also soak in some girl power from the show. What I mean is, some fantastic women actors have played very relatable and beautiful roles in the series and if we don't mention them, then there's really no point in watching GoT at all. They're brave, independent, storytellers, who have their own reasons to pull off each and every action, through the dilemma they face. Does it ever make you wonder though, what if they were someone you'd want to date? © HBO The character sketches of the women in GoT all have powerful elements hidden away and I bet sometimes, apart from the physicality, you wish you had someone who could maybe cast spells or be an absolute kink in bed, or always aim big in life! So, here are 7 women from GoT every man wants to find in the real world because they're absolutely fascinating: (1) Daenerys Targaryen aka Khaleesi © HBO "When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me" Dany, as she's popularly called by her family is an actually a storm born, whose stubborn nature gets her what she wills, most times. She's ruthless with her goals but gentle in her approach and shows empathy at the right places. She's the kinda queen who'd rule your heart while ruling the world, and you'd never tire from the adventures she takes you on. Besides, she'd have great control over dragons and she can save you in case your house catches fire. (2) Cersei Lannister © HBO "Tears aren't a woman's only weapon. The best one is between her legs" She's conniving and sharp and no one can challenge her scheme of things or even her brain for that matter. She's sharp and sometimes that gets the better of her, but if you do end up with someone like Cersei, know for sure she's born to be a mother and will protect your kids from any sort of evil that looms around them. Just don't egg her on to give you tears of Lys and end your life. Other than that, she'll definitely find a way to make anything you wish for, possible, as she's one of the strongest women in GoT. We all love strong women, don't we? (3) Melisandre © HBO "The night is dark and full of terrors, old man, but the fire burns them all away." The 'Red Priestess' is quite fascinating to be with. She has this deep seeded darkness that you have to dissect for your own good and trust me, once you do, she'll always resurrect you from the dead! The woman can cast spells, bring back someone from the dead and perform some highly kinky and dark magic voodoo in bed! Apart from that, she does have a brighter side to her once she realises the mistakes she has made and she'll go through any length to try and rectify those mistakes. So, if you do happen to meet someone dark and enchanting, keep her happy is all. (4) Yara Greyjoy © HBO "Anything with a c**k is easy to fool" Tough, righteous and an iron-willed woman, Yara isn't easily fooled and she'll probably need a man who can match up to her innate strength as a leader. Although she prefers the same ***, she's not at all averse to men who recognise women for who they really are. So, if you're looking for a strong independent woman who actually has a mind of her own and can single headedly direct the iron fleet, she's your woman! (5) Ellaria Sand © HBO "It's always changing, who we're supposed to love and who we're not. The only thing that stays the same is that we want who we want". This woman is full of raw passion and does what her heart desires. She loves passionately and will go to any lengths to protect her lover. Clever and tranquil, Ellaria is your favourite fantasy girl, you've always wished you had but couldn't find. She's not opposed to threesomes, open relationships or even orgies for that matter and she will never let go of you, once she's absolutely yours. Ugh, the world isn't full of Ellaria's anymore! (6) Missandei © HBO "All men fear death" Missandei is the prudish beauty you can easily get mesmerised by. You'll fall in love with her instantly because she's beautiful and she's very loyal. If a woman is loyal and wise, there is really nothing else you need now, do you? Hard working, dedicated and a loyalist, this woman will surely understand all your needs and wants and love you for whoever you are (like she loved the unsullied!) So, here are the 6 most eligible women in 'Game of Thrones who'd best suit your preference'. If you go about looking for these characteristics in women in your city, you may just find a mix and match of everything, as everyone has one unique character you can absolutely relate to. So, what're you waiting for? Go get her!
  21. An Indian student named Sainath Manikandan in Abu Dhabi has developed robots to help protect marine life and minimise human labour on farms. That's so cool, right? Sainath is a student at GEMS United Indian School and he has built not one, but two robots, which is quite impressive. He hopes his innovation would be implemented on a bigger scale in the UAE. @DianaAward #DianasLegacy We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Goumbook's Drop It Youth Ambassador, Sainath Manikandan, has been awarded The @DianaAward for his work as an environmentalist and is driving change in his community by campaigning. Congratulations Sainath!!! pic.twitter.com/P6BPvfozP7 — lalitha manikandan (@lallimanikandan) July 3, 2018 His first robot is called MBot Cleaner. It's essentially a Marine Robot Cleaner that helps preserve the marine environment. The other robot called AgriBot, as the name suggests, is an agriculture robot that will help reduce the labour of farmers who work in countries with high temperatures, like the UAE. According to him, the MBot is a prototype robot that can remove floating waste from surface water. “MBot is a prototype robot that can remove floating wastes from surface water. It is basically shaped like a boat and can be operated remotely with a radio control. It runs with two motors that help the boat move in the water," Manikandan said. © Twitter The robot's wheel and the third motor are fitted with popsicle sticks to help push waste from the water bodies into the storage basket. He also noted the robot can be powered by solar panels instead of batteries. The AgriBot, on the other hand, will help the farmers in hot countries like the UAE by performing elementary functions involved in farming, such as ploughing the field, sowing seeds, and covering the seeds with soil. “The robot is autonomous and provides the facility for the optional switching of the ploughing system when required,” he said. Manikandan said, “Recycling just one tonne of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy.” Last year alone, Manikandan collected nearly 2,500 kgs of paper and 250 kgs of plastic.
  22. Sometimes to bring an end to a bad day, you need to go through your social media feed to feel lighter with all the useless humour thrown your way. The kind of stuff you find online is sometimes rather funny and definitely puts an end to your mundane day. Just recently the Michigan police released a video of a CCTV footage of a thief robbing a store and trust me, it ended fairly terribly for him. For us though, it was quite a laugh! So, the thief goes in to rob a mobile shop and gets trolled heavily, in the process. The CCTV footage released by the Westland Police in Michigan shows a man wearing a tan coloured jacket enter a mobile store. He then goes ahead to pull something out from the shelf where the mobile phones are displayed. © YouTube But alas, as soon as he tries to pull the phones out with all his might, the entire shelf falls on his head, making him seem rather stupid. It's quite a hilarious moment to witness actually and we're glad it was caught on camera. © YouTube However, he picks himself up, with a few mobile phone boxes and gallantly tries to walk out, pretending like nothing ever happened. Watch the full video here: I don't know about you guys but this incident actually made us laugh like crazy. Well, what goes around comes around I guess.
  23. The whole world is gearing up to watch superheroes in action on the big screens, but looks like the nation has already found one in real life in an Indian Navy officer, Lt. Rahul Dalal. People say that an officer is 'never off-duty' and Lt. Rahul Dalal's bravery and courageous act just reiterates the same. Lt. Rahul Dalal was enjoying the evening of April 5 with his wife at Vypin beach, when he noticed a person struggling in water. He was unable to swim and was crying for help. © Facebook There was a huge crowd, but sadly no one was able to help him. So, without giving a second thought, Rahul jumped straight into the water and rescued him within half an hour. It wasn't easy at all, as both Rahul's and the drowning man's lives were at risk because of the strong under-current. "The officer also had to deal with the desperate and panicked victim who was pulling him down, putting both their lives in danger. The officer calmed the victim and made him hold onto his shoulders, after which he started swimming towards the beach. Lt Dalal mustered all his strength and managed to reach the shore with help of some locals," read the Facebook post shared by the official page of Indian Navy. It was further mentioned, "The victim, however, was not breathing and was unconscious. When his mouth was opened, it was found that some plants were choking his air passage. Lt Dalal cleared the passage and administered Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, whereupon the victim was revived." The drowning man, identified as Mr. Dileep Kumar from Aurangabad, was then rushed to a Government hospital where he was discharged after recuperation. Stories like these and people like Lt. Rahul Dalal are the real superheroes who restore our faith in humanity with their selfless efforts.
  24. People say there's something good in everything. I guess the writers of the show 'Californication' had this in mind when they wrote its script. We have a male protagonist who drinks like there's no tomorrow, smokes like a chimney, occasionally does drugs, sleeps with random women, pisses people off, and can never get his shit together. via GIPHY But, no matter how much you try, you just can't hate his guts. In fact, you would find his antics charming. He's a fucked up guy who lands himself in fucked up situations but somehow manages to come out of it using his charm. We're talking about Hank Moody, the writer who can't write. His cheeky smile, dry sense of humour, and the will to enjoy life just won't let you hate him. via GIPHY Let's see what we can learn from his fucked up yet adventurous life that can benefit us in the real world: 1. Never Say Never Karen, the love of his life, was no longer with him. But he didn't give up and always tried to make himself a better person so that he could deserve her. via GIPHY That's what dreams are for. Don't stop chasing them and always make yourself better each and every day to achieve them. It could be applicable to anything; career, love, passion, or hobby. Don't give up just because there are hurdles on the road. Get yourself up, dust off, and keep going until you achieve them. 2. Never Stop Living For Yourself The man did whatever he wanted to do, whatever he thought would give him just a glimpse of happiness. He slept with random women, drank his guts out, and never gave a **** about what people thought of him. He was simply looking for happiness in his own ways. He didn't participate in any rat race and didn't live life by society's rules. via GIPHY Whatever you do in life, keep your happiness a priority. You don't owe anything to anyone, so work towards being happy. Live for yourself and you might just enjoy life. 3. Don't Let The Child Within You Die Behind Hank's occasional portrayal of a matured persona, there was a child who came out every now and then. And that was the child which made him fun. via GIPHY Never become too serious in life. Plan your tomorrow like a matured man but live your today like a child in Disney land. It's your innocence and the eagerness to have fun that should never die. 4. Be Calm On most situations, you wouldn't see Hank agitated or anxious, no matter how bad it was. He was (almost) always calm, composed, and believed in thinking of a solution instead of worrying about the situation. That's what you need to be if you want to have a smooth life. Worrying doesn't solve anything and being anxious doesn't make the situation any easier. Be calm, MADAFAKAAAA. 5. Love Like Your Life Depends On It No matter how much of a p***y eater Hank was, he never cheated on Karen. He never stopped loving her. He never thought of loving someone else. If you're going to love someone, give it all. via GIPHY Feel the pain, the pleasure, and the journey of this shitty thing called love. It's always worth it, irrespective of how it ends. Never be afraid to love, find someone who makes you happy, and love her like she's the happy ending of your life! Hank is the guy who would live for himself but would die for his loved ones if needed. Be that guy!
  25. 'Made in Heaven' is a stellar show. No doubt about it. It is revolutionary in the current crop of series gracing the screen. It demonstrates the fact there has been a dramatic change in the way shows are being made today. Also, it has been instrumental in altering the storytelling abilities and direction of the narrative. Moreover, it has changed the perception of the audience regarding expectations from a show. Mind-blowing performances and a crisp storyline are just a few discerning qualities of the phenomenal series. Now, I won't drone on about how good the show is or how brilliant it is because it has already been said (numerous times). One thing is absolutely true, though the backdrop of the series is the big, fat Indian wedding, the series uncovers its hideous underbelly: it brings various social issues to the fore, things people don't discuss or try to shroud under the guise of gaiety and mirth. 'Made in Heaven' is an intricate series; it addresses issues without being preachy. Its beauty lies in its subtlety. Fiction is inspired by life, so there's no doubt that each new show exemplifies a slice of life, a part of life. Here are 14 truth bombs that 'Made in Heaven' eloquently embodies: 1. Be True To Yourself: Changing yourself for others is never a good bargain. You only end up feeling at war with yourself. People will judge you anyway. Karan (Arjun Mathur) is a closeted gay man and though he portrays himself to be unaffected by people's opinions, he is scared of the society he lives in. To be fair, society does make him feel bad about himself, be it the people around him or even his own family. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video As a young adolescent, he shames his best friend (who is also his lover), Nawab (Vikrant Massey), so that the other students don't judge him. Later in life, when he realizes the importance of speaking up, the fact that people take his silence for his cowardice, that is the moment he becomes himself. He starts accepting himself. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video In fact, Vinay Pathak as Karan's pushy landlord, Ramesh Gupta, wonderfully portrays the pathos of a man stuck in a web of his own creation, one who doesn't have the courage to face himself. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Reinventing yourself and changing yourself completely are different concepts; reinventing deals with changing certain things about yourself that make you better. Changing yourself completely, removing what makes you unique because of social conditioning and fear is a different ball game, it never leads to happiness. Tara's (Sobhita Dhulipala) character is interesting because she does both things. Tara reinvents herself, from being the slum-dwelling, uncouth girl she goes on to become a lady of the elite class. But in the process of doing so, she changes herself completely and brings out a part of her personality to the fore which isn't her, which makes her unhappy in the end. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Jazz (Shivani Raghuvanshi) is another example; she tries to change to fit in (Call her Jazz, ok?), even going to the extent of stealing in order to be accepted. More importantly, it is to feel good about herself but her way of doing that is wrong. She realizes that later on and repents for it. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video 2. No Matter How Much You Try, Things Will Go Out Of Hand: The show is about wedding planners, so the storyline is bound to heavily deal with the management of affairs. Things go terribly wrong for Tara and Karan multiple times throughout the season, ranging from the mild “the truck's goods have been stolen” to the fairly disastrous “the bride has run away”. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video The best thing is that they take things in their stride and make do with what is available to them. Instead of name-calling and blaming other people, they manage things efficiently. Yes, being a TV show, it seems essential that they will have a win at the end, but there is some amount of truth in the way they have represented circumstantial disasters, beautifully enacted by the actors. And isn't fiction inspired from real life? :P In Tara's personal life, her fairytale marriage to Adil seems to have hit a rocky patch. Tara tries to control it, but it ends up unravelling her life. In life, things don't always happen the way you want them, even though you ardently wished they did. But instead of ruing the day you were born and let it get the better of you, work with however little you might have. Don't try to micromanage every little aspect of your life, it isn't possible. More importantly, it isn't worth it. 3. Everything Comes With A Price Tag: The series focuses not only on the weddings featured but also the aspirations of the characters. Very intelligently depicted, there are parallels, a juxtaposition, between the wedding they plan and the circumstances they face. The weddings mirror the inner angst of the characters. Tara aspires to be a permanent member of the elite society. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Karan wants to be successful and have the choice to live life on his own terms. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Jazz longs for a lavish lifestyle, pretty dresses and all the perks of an upscale life. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video It may sound like a cliché as old as time (but aren't that what clichés are?) but everything does come with a price tag. Tara finds out that even though she has managed to get “the good life”, it is peppered with lies and deceit. Additionally, she had to pay for it by giving up on her principles and has to continue to do so as long as she wants to hold on to that esteemed position in society. Moreover, after achieving her goal, she finds out that the reality is nowhere near her lofty imaginings. On occasion, she has to quiet her suspicions by turning a blind eye to the truth. Jazz discovers that however noble your intentions may be, a crime is a crime. Once you have committed it, you can end up losing more than your job. Karan's success depends on borrowed money: from Jauhari (Vijay Raaz), his father, and Tara. Funnily enough, all want their money back from him but their ways of asking for it are dramatically different: Jauhari uses insistence and brute force, his father uses emotional manipulation. All these are the strings that his success relies on. 4. Sometimes, All You Need Is A Little Courage At The Right Moment: The show deals with poignant issues so brilliantly that it makes you marvel at the superb storytelling capabilities of Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti and Alankrita Shrivastava. Episode 4 (The Price of Love) focuses on Priyanka Mishra, who on the surface seems like the quintessential naive bride on the brink of happiness. Her fiancé, Vishal appears to be a man of principles. The shocking revelation of his true identity flabbergasts Priyanka and leads her to call in her dormant courage, at a moment which hangs in a delicate balance between right and wrong. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video The moment of hesitation before making her decision and the final determination to follow it through is wonderfully portrayed by Shweta Tripathi through her emotive face. The poignant depiction makes one realize that we all are capable of fighting our battles. All we need is a little courage at the opportune moment. Similarly, Karan finds courage after what he faces in jail; an epiphany which makes him take a stand for himself for the first time. On a dramatically opposite note, Pooja, the Mehendiwali, gives into societal pressure and makes a compromise with her life. For her, she chooses money over courage because that is what she needs in life. 5. And Other Times You Have To Play Dirty To Get What You Want: Episode 1 (All That Glitters is Gold) centres around an affluent family, The Roshans, whose son is about to get married to a journalist. The journalist in question is apparently a “gold digger”, as proclaimed by Neena Gupta's Veenu Roshan (who brilliantly plays that “loud, nouveau riche Punjabi lady from South Delhi”) and thus, asks Tara and Karan to do a background check on her. Though it is not ethical, the wedding planners agree to it because they need the job. Also, because they don't want their competitors to get the wedding. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Perhaps this fact is more established in Episode 5 (A Marriage of Convenience) when Karan takes up a wedding in Ludhiana as a last resort to make money. What Karan and Tara don't realize is that Sukhmani (Yaaneea Bharadwaj), the bride, is as desperate as them, she to achieve her “American Dream” as they are to get what they want. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video An example of Tara's shrewdness comes early on in the series, in Episode 1 (All That Glitters is Gold), when she manages to convince the bride to get the son back to his family; not because she is very invested in the idea of them getting married, but mainly to see that her business succeeds. It also mirrors Tara's ambition; an ambition which has soured overtime Karan does the same on a few occasions: lying and pretending, to fulfil his agenda of keeping the wedding going. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video The series of events is ironical; everyone plays dirty to get what they want, but in the end, does it really provide the happiness they craved from it? 6. Give It Everything You Have Got: Tara gives up her most prized possession to further herself. And in order to put herself out there, she doesn't cut corners. She takes grooming classes in a finishing school; even though she hails from a lower-middle-class background, she makes it a point to learn the intricacies of the high life. Even after getting what she wants, she doesn't stop there, she reinvents herself to fit in the new role of an upper-class socialite. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Karan asks help from people he doesn't rely on, especially his father. He is never afraid to go to the worst kind of people for money or put himself out there. Both Karan and Tara sometimes manipulate people so that they can go on with the weddings, but it is apparent in a few instances that they do care about the people they are arranging the event for and aren't just fueled by selfishness. 7. Friendship: I love how they have portrayed the essence of friendship without going overboard. Karan and Tara are friends first and business partners later; they do not let the professional differences affect their personal friendship. Tara does put her foot down when he asks for more money to be lent, but it does not mean that they stop being friends. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video They respect each other and care for each other; especially seen in a few heartwarming scenes: when Tara finds out that Adil is cheating on her, and when Tara bails Karan out of jail against all odds and hugs him without bothering about his dishevelled state. Faiza and Tara are good friends in the beginning; as we see in the flashbacks, Faiza makes it a point to make Tara feel included in Adil and her friend group, gives her advice and supports her. She helps her understand the nuances of high society. But it is ironical that it is she who betrays her in the end. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Kalki does a fabulous job playing Faiza; she brings out the unhappiness inside Faiza, the helplessness, the dilemma she faces with such intensity that it makes you feel a little bit sad about her, even though what she does to her best friend is unforgivable. Jazz and Kabir (Shashank Arora) strike up a camaraderie that is fun to watch; from initial dislike to a grudging respect for each other. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Karan and Mitali (the landlord's daughter played by Yashaswini Dayama) share a beautiful relationship; they are confidants and each other's secret keepers. They are not necessarily best friends but have an easy, lovable sibling companionship which melts your heart. Shibani makes it a point to be true to her friends even though they didn't part on the best of terms; isn't that what friendship is? 8. At Times, The People Closest To You Can Hurt You: People hurt you. It's normal, it happens. But it hurts a lot more when the person on the other end happens to be someone you love, trust or are close with. Karan's mother, in an attempt to safeguard a young Karan from society, threatens him, beats him up for being different and makes him live a lie. Whenever he tries to break free, his mother holds him back. Karan starts hating Nawab because of the shame his mother attributes to his love. She makes it impossible for him to have a cordial relationship with his father by instilling a sense of fear. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Adil (Jim Sarbh) cheats on Tara with her best friend, Faiza, someone Tara could never imagine to be a betrayer. Adil is the closest person Tara can ever have. But both of them dupe her all along, they betray her trust and to make it worse by acting like nothing has changed. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Episode 9 (The Great Escape) deals with a bride whose family members keep her drugged so that they can get her married off to a person of their choice so that they have a stronghold on her; they care about their own interests. In Episode 3 (It's Never Too Late), Deepti Naval's Gayatri is shunned by her children because she falls in love and wants to get married. The reason? She's in her sixties. Her children can't bear to see her getting married, her happiness does not count in their eyes. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video 9. Communicate: Karan never communicates with his father, leading to their strained relationship. He rarely lets his emotions to come to the surface, even with people he loves, because he doesn't want to be vulnerable in anyone's eyes. Adil and Tara meet are always too burdened with their individual problems; when Tara tries to talk to him, he is busy and vice versa. They hardly talk about their relationship, which finally leads to their impassive relationship. Tara finds solace in her work while Adil starts an affair with Faiza. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Communication is the foundation of any relationship; the thread binding two people in a lasting association. Shibani tries to remain as level-headed as she can and does communicate her problems regarding her position in the company and how she expects to be taken more seriously, but her words fall on deaf ears. When communication does not work effectively, she takes it in her own hands to turn things around for herself. 10. Most Importantly, Don't Let Success Go To Your Head: Jazz is enamoured with her surroundings, courtesy of her new job and the cool people she gets to hobnob with, which goes straight to her head. She lets it cloud her judgement and makes wrong decisions. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Success always gives one a high, it is in one's hands as to how they deal with it. 11. Not Everybody Is Worthy Of Your Trust & Appearances Can Be Deceptive: Trust is an essential part of life, if you don't trust someone, you can never have a meaningful relationship with them. Meanwhile, trusting someone blindly isn't a strong trait as well; you need to create a perfect balance between the two. The problem with Tara and Adil is that Tara thinks that once she has become Adil's wife she can trust him completely, which isn't such a bad notion when one is in love. But she takes him for granted. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Faiza appears as the best friend one can possibly hope for, but her reality is far from it. She keeps masquerading herself as a friend to Tara when she loathes her and her guts. Her real identity of a jealous and confused person comes to light in her conversations with her therapist, where she reveals how she simultaneously likes and hates Tara. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Karan, on some level, trusts that his landlord. He imagines that he will never invade his privacy, however over-friendly he might be. That is where the trouble starts. 12. Frailty, Thy Name Is Underestimation: Humans tend to judge everyone, it is in our nature, we just can't seem to stop. And judgment's cousin, underestimation, is never far away once you start judging someone. Never make presumptions about people you don't know. Underestimating someone's worth can only lead to problems and in some cases, embarrassment. Kabir makes fun of Jazz since the moment he meets her and teases her endlessly. All the characters judge her, underestimate her and humiliate her at times, given her background and her zeal to make everyone happy. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Funnily enough, she is the one who comes up with solutions (more than once) when the others are clueless about their course of action. Be it when hot-blooded Punjabi puttar, Joginder Sethi (Manjot Singh), in Episode 2 (Star Struck Lovers), finds out that the actor Sarfaraz Khan (Pulkit Samrat) invited for a performance at his pre-wedding bash has kissed his bride-to-be, Harsimran (Dalai Upadhyay), and is ready to kill him (in a hilarious “pakda-pakdi” match), eventually throwing the wedding in jeopardy, it is Jazz's somewhat archaic and filmy solution that comes to Made in Heaven's rescue. Again, in the next episode, Jazz comes up with the idea of emotional manipulation in order to fulfil Gayatri's wish to have her children present at her wedding. Adil underestimates Jauhari's capability as a partner in Made in Heaven only to be shocked when he realizes that he isn't just a “plumber” and has more knowledge about his company than he leads on. 13. Pride And Prejudice: You must have heard it somewhere: “Pride comes before a fall”. If only we learned from it. Episode 8 (Pride and Bridezilla) deals with Tarana Ali (Maanvi Gagroo), a nightmarish bride who wants things to be done her way and can resort to violence if her demands aren't met. She treats other people like lowly mortals (poor Jazz) and tries to lord over everyone. She has pride, but she is unaware of its misplacement and its hollowness. She believes that the world revolves around her because she has money and is extremely proud of being rich. What she is oblivious is that father took out a loan in order to fulfil her wishes, which brings us to another aspect of pride, from the perspective of other people. Tarana's father doesn't want to lose face in society, even he is proud, and that pride makes his bite more than he can chew. Brilliantly, it is echoed in the office peon's aspiration of getting his daughter married with pomp and show, and he too like Mr Ali wants to take out a loan for the same reason. Societal prejudices don't discriminate between poor and rich; such an irony. The royal wedding in Episode 7 (A Royal Affair), featuring the patrician Ranawat family, throws light on both societal prejudice and pride. On the surface, it looks like they are on the brink of modernization, by welcoming Devyani (Amrita Puri), a pilot, as the future daughter-in-law, but the reality is quite different. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Their erroneous pride about their heritage and their prejudice for people less fortunate than them is exemplified in the treatment of the Mehendiwali by Mr Ranawat, and eventually by Devyani. 14. Love Is What You Make It: Love does not have a textbook definition; it is different for everyone. Everyone loves differently, there isn't a rulebook to be followed. Love also has its flaws; you might love someone to death, and yet love someone else. Or you might betray them, lie to them to save them from themselves. Adil's character is an exemplary example of the fact; he loves both Tara and Faiza in different ways, he doesn't want to hurt any one of them and you can see that his love is true. It is his indecision that makes it impossible to choose between them; a man stuck with two choices and struggling to keep up with the mess he has created. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Faiza loves Adil. Tara loves Adil. But their reasons and their ways of professing that love are different. Joginder and Harsimran also come under this umbrella; Harsimran lies, not just to protect herself but to keep Joginder's ego and sanity in place. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Sometimes, love isn't the only reason to get married; Sukhmani's arc shows us that, so does Angad Roshan and Aliya Saxena's story. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video At times, love isn't enough: Priyanka and Vishal love each other but that doesn't justify atrocious behaviour and coercion on one's part. Love leads you to do things you wouldn't normally do; things you would perhaps never had thought possible or would have dismissed as an old wives' tale, as witnessed in Geetanjali and Nikhil's story (Episode 6: Something Old, Something New). When it comes to love, romantic love always clinches the crowning glory. But the love you feel for your family is not any less than it. And it pushes you to do things far beyond your reach, both good and bad. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video But often, love does conquer all as we see in Episode 9 (The Great Escape), with Nutan and John. Perhaps, the best lesson is that love never fades away, it comes in many shapes and forms; be it in friendship like Tara and Karan, or fear like Karan's mom and him, all-encompassing like Karan and Nawab's. © Excel Entertainment/Tiger Baby/Amazon Video Or else a bit later in life or for the second time like for Gayatri and Bijoy, or in another myriad form as illustrated by the different couples on the show. What did you find intriguing? Let us know in the comments section.