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  1. "This is one of New Zealand's darkest days," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, as the country mourns the loss of people who were killed in the attacks on two Christchurch mosques. On Friday, the prayers of worshippers at a mosque turned into screams after a gunman mercilessly opened fire. According to the New Zealand Police, the death toll has risen over 40 and nearly 20 people have been injured. © Reuters However, this terror attack has landed famous YouTuber PewDiePie in trouble. Reportedly, out of the multiple terrorists who conducted the mass shooting, one of the gunmen live-streamed the attack and in the video he asked people to subscribe to PewDiePie. Yes, PewDiePie. The same YouTuber who has the highest number of subscribers and was recently in news for fighting with Ekta Kapoor on social media and competing with T-Series in the race for subscribers. "Remember lads, subscribe to Pewdiepie," the gunman reportedly said. © AP We're not saying PewDiePie is related to this attack in any way nor are we trying to troll or defame him. But, given his history of racist and controversial humour, people can't help but connect the dots. However, post the heinous attack and the mention of his channel in the live stream, PewDiePie has now reacted to it and says he feels 'sickened' that his name was uttered by the person. He wrote on Twitter, "Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch. I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person. My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy." Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch. I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person. My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy. — ƿ૯ωá«É¿à«¯Æ¿É¿à«¯ (@pewdiepie) March 15, 2019 According to a report in India Today, the gunman apparently visited 8Chan before murdering people on Friday and left this message there "Please do your part by spreading my message, making memes and shit-posting as you usually do." Our hearts go out to the families who lost their loved ones in this deadly terror attack and we hope that people of New Zealand get the strength to live through this dark time.
  2. The smartwatch and wearables industry is growing at a fast pace and there was bound to be an affordable smartwatch that can do everything that an Apple Watch can do. However, not all smartwatches are as fluid as the Apple Watch or deliver an experience that keeps users loyal. However, if you are looking for an affordable smartwatch, the Amazfit Verge is the closest bet that offers GPS navigation, fitness tracking and notification management for Rs 12,000. The smartwatch category is flooded with numerous options, but does the Amazfit Verge perform better than the rest of them? Let's find out. Design Being a budget smartwatch, the Verge does not offer the same build quality as a premium smartwatch. It's got an all plastic body with one plastic button on the upper right corner. It's light and does not offer that feel good factor you would want from a watch. The red button is used for navigating apps and selecting options. However, the button is not accurate as we would have to often click the button multiple times to get the OS to respond. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The smartwatch comes with a proprietary charger which we feel was not the best design option to go with. When done charging, sometimes we would have to yank out the smartwatch hard, fearing we may just break the strap or the charger. We would also have to place the smartwatch in the current orientation as it does not have charging pins on both sides of the charger. The circular dial on the Amazfit Verge houses an AMOLED display which is bright enough to be clear and visible in bright sunlight. The display is good enough to read notifications and text which is a plus to have on a smartwatch. There are 10 watch faces you can choose from which can be changed from the watch itself or from the app. Having said that, the watch-faces are quite rudimentary and does not offer many customisations. Features The one thing I love about the Apple Watch is the ability to view notifications and take appropriate action. For example, I can reply to WhatsApp messages, text messages and send voice notes without ever opening my smartphone. On the Amazfit Verge, you do get notifications, but you cannot reply to text messages or even read emails. There's no support for third-party apps which makes it quite disappointing, The only apps you can use are the ones that come pre-installed i.e. heart rate reader, timer, stopwatch and that's about it. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Amazfit Verge has an integrated mic and speaker. This can be used for making and receiving calls straight on the smartwatch. In order for this feature to work, you need to have your smartphone near you. You can even use the stereo speaker to listen to music as it has 4GB of onboard memory (2GB more storing music). In our experience, the feature worked well especially when making calls. Callers did notice that I sounded like I was using an earpiece. However, we would have loved to see the Amazfit Verge would ring at the same time as the smartphone. Call notifications were sometimes delayed and in that time we could just pick up the call on the smartphone. It kind of defeats the purpose of having a call feature on the smartphone if we don't get notified on time. Performance Being a smartwatch, it is able to track your activity and exercises just like any other smartwatch however not all is rosy in this category either. We found the footstep tracking to be inaccurate when calculating steps taken manually and comparing it with the readings. In fact, we tried to test the accuracy by wearing the smartwatch for the first time on our drive to work. The Amazfit Verge tracked 200 steps while we were driving indicating that it isn't as reliable as budget fitness bands. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla When it comes to GPS tracking, the smartwatch was accurate at most occasions; however, we found it to be off by 200 meters sometimes in select areas and sometimes off by a kilometre. This may not bother a casual runner. However, it can be quite disadvantageous for hikers and outdoor runners. The other problem with the GPS feature is its inability to start up quickly. We were ready to go for a walk and had to wait for the GPS to start working. The Amazfit Verge takes particularly long to catch the GPS signal which can be frustrating if you want to just get going with your workout. The heart rate monitor is accurate on the Amzfit Verge as the results were almost identical with the Apple Watch Series 4 and Omron Pulse Oximeter. The Amazfit Verge has the ability to track different types of workouts and can automatically detect your activity. This is a nifty feature that works on the Amazfit Verge as advertised. However, you cannot track multiple workouts at the same time as you will need to end each activity tracking mode before starting another. This basically does not allow a user to track different activities in a single workout which can be a bit frustrating when exercising. You don't want to keep looking at your smartwatch before you start a new exercise as we're already in the flow and don't want to stop. The Final Say The Amazfit Verge offers every feature you want to see on a specs sheet. However, it simply doesn't cut it. Just because it has all the features doesn't mean it's a great smartwatch. It needs to be executed properly for cohesive user experience. From delayed notifications to a less than an appealing design choice, the Amazit Verge is not something we expected. The operating system needs to be more refined and needs to be able to handle more than one app at a time. Activity tracking also needs improvement which is one of the salient features of a smartwatch. Priced at Rs 12,000, it's suitable for people who are looking for a smartwatch packed with features and can sacrifice the overall user experience.
  3. After serving a brief suspension over his objectionable comments on a popular chat show, Hardik Pandya has returned to the Indian team with better focus and more determination. Thriving in the role of an allrounder, the Baroda cricketer has adequately aided the Indian team during their recent tour of New Zealand. However, during the third and decisive third Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, the Indian cricketer was seen struggling with the ball. The right-arm seamer was clobbered all around the park, conceding 47 runs in his quota of four overs. He was India's second most expensive bowler after his brother Krunal (0-54) on the day. When it came to his batting, Pandya couldn't do much to rescue his team from a four-run loss. With his side in desperate need of some power-hitting, the 25-year-old was promoted up the order but couldn't make it count as he departed after a 11-ball 21. If his outing in the third T20I got him frustrated, Pandya further became the subject of criticism after a young Indian fan asked him an interesting question while cheering for the visitors in the stands during the second T20I at the Eden Park in Auckland. give this lady a Bharat Ratnaððð#INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/PQA8KtGNFB — Sunil- The cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 8, 2019 Dressed in India's iconic blue jersey, a young girl was seen holding a placard that read: "Pandya Aaj Karke Aaya Kya?" - a dig at Pandya's remarks during his appearance on 'Koffee With Karan'. As soon as the photo of the Indian girl holding the poster surfaced on the social media, cricket fans used the opportunity to take a dig at Pandya. It's not online trolling This was real trolling ðð — Shashank (@shashankachrya) February 8, 2019 #Cricket trollingðððð Best poster presentation ð — shahJahanch (@shahjahanmath) February 10, 2019 Karke nai aaya isiliye haargaye ððð𤣠— Harish George (@george_harish) February 10, 2019 ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£pandya ki lag gaye — Shakir Sheikh (@ShakirS67500288) February 10, 2019 Champion she is! ð — Sukrit Ghosh (@Sukrit_G) February 10, 2019 Give this lady her dues : Kya bola re.... @ICC Best Say of The Day !! — Neelum Guha (@zoinxy) February 10, 2019
  4. Whether one has played on the Nintendo Switch, PC or Xbox; there's always been a desire to play those games with one's friends on different platforms. This is now set to become a reality for gamers as Microsoft will be adding Xbox Live cross-platform support for Android, iOS and Switch games. © YouTube The news comes from a Microsoft session at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, as it was noticed by Avers that Xbox Live will now be expanding its services to as many as 2 billion devices. Xbox Live on different platforms will have achievements, clubs, friends lists and “more” If this isn't some form of typo this is HUGE NEWS and will change the industry going forward. Xbox Live coming to 2 billion (BILLION) devices with new cross-platform XDK/SDK. #XboxLive #GamePass #Xcloud pic.twitter.com/mjza0JKZRc — Avers (@Avers_G4GMedia) February 2, 2019 Microsoft scheduled a session that will detail plans for the upcoming SDK or “XDK”. Currently, Xbox Live is already available on these platforms, however, the functionality is quite limited. You can use the app to chat with Xbox Live friends or keep tabs on what games they are playing. In games like Minecraft (Microsoft Owned), the app lets you sync your achievements as well. Microsoft has reserved cross-platform support for its own games, however, it looks like the new feature will be expanded to third-party titles. © Microsoft Microsoft is now looking to shift to a strategy of games as a service, which is also in line with a next-generation Xbox, that will exclusively stream games. Other initiatives such as the Xbox Game Pass subscription service may also be available to play on these different devices. It may not matter in the future whether you are playing on a PC, smartphone or the Nintendo Switch. The cross-platform support may be possible thanks to Microsoft's Project xCloud that will let users stream games on any device if this Xbox Live SDK comes into fruition. Microsoft does not plan for cross-platform support on the PlayStation 4 due to Sony's bullish attitude towards cross-play.
  5. Actress Julia Roberts once said "True love doesn't come to you, it has to be inside you." Looks like this Japanese dude took some serious 'inspiration' from her words and literally ate his girlfriend, who was actually a cockroach from Africa. Yuta Shinohara, a 25-year-old entomophagist, was in a serious relationship for almost a year with Lisa, his 'beloved' cockroach girlfriend he bought from Africa. In fact, he was so deeply and madly in love with her that he even fantasised having *** with it. Shinohara agreed that although the relationship was platonic, he often imagined having *** with it in a fantasy world where either he was miniaturised or she was super-sized. And you thought your imagination was weird! YouTube/ Asian Boss However, his romantic love story came to a sad end and Shinohara was left devastated when Lisa died. "The day she passed away was difficult, but I knew it had to come since she was a cockroach with a short lifespan,” he said. YouTube/ Asian Boss I don't know if you noticed or not that I mentioned Shinohara is an entomophagist, which means he is someone who practices eating bugs and insects as food. He did the same with his 'true love' Lisa. He ate the cockroach after she died, so that she can live in his heart and body forever. Shinohara said, "I did it with reverence. So now Lisa lives in my heart and continues living as part of my body." How romantic, isn't it? According to Shinohara, Lisa was hotter than any human girl in the world and that they were "100% serious" about each other. In other news, Shinohara is famous for popularising insect cuisine in the country. He often hosts events where he makes and serves dishes likes noodles, cocktails and desserts made from bugs and worms. His 'ramen made with crickets' is supposedly a delicacy loved by people. Even 'creepy' is an understatement for Shinohara's love story, which ended or probably became 'immortal' when he ate her just so she can continue to live in his body. All those people who say "True love knows no boundaries", will probably take back their words now, after meeting Shinohara.
  6. The love for football is only second to the pure, unconditional, and strong bond between a mother and her child. But what happens when these two come together? It's something that we recently found out in Brazil. The video of a mother narrating the story of a local football match to her visually-impaired son, from September last year, is doing the rounds of the internet right now. Silvia Grecco and her son Nickollas, 12, have become minor celebrities in the Sao Paulo team Palmeiras after the mother was spotted on TV narrating one of their matches from the stands. Sempre muita emoção. ðð·ð pic.twitter.com/Nzl0qAcpLK — silvia grecco (@pringrecco) September 10, 2018 During a recent game between Palmeiras and Botafogo Futebol Clube, Grecco explained to AFP, “I describe details: this player is wearing short sleeves, the color of their football boots, hair color.” The most heartwarming sight was to see the young Nickollas, jumping up and down with his friends at the right moments during the match, and surprisingly in unison with the thousands of other fans, who were wearing the club's dark green jersey. ðððððððð — Danilo Charlds (@CharldsDanilo) September 11, 2018 Salute to the mother ððð — ManishSingh72 (@Singh72Manish) January 29, 2019 Tmj Nicolasðð — Temisâðð 1ï¸â£7ï¸â£ð§ð· (@TemisSSilva) September 10, 2018 Silvia further added that this activity is more about the emotions than the technicalities of football. Despite not being a professional, she gives her own spin to the events on the field, sometimes even including the curses sent down the referee's way. This is surely not the first time a disabled fan has become a social media sensation by following the sports they love, but this duo of mother and son would certainly be remembered for a long, long time to come.
  7. The second edition of the Riders Music Festival has created waves ahead of its opening day on December 22 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. As much as it is a celebration of the biking community in the country, it is also a carnival that brings in other elements, like music “With the ever-evolving biking community and the increasing fad of motorcycles every year in our country, we believe there should be something for everybody,” believes Nisha Narayanan, COO RED FM. “What's better than to bring together an amalgamation of biking, music, grub and more for that perfect concoction to make your weekend a memorable one. Riders Music Festival was a huge success in its inception year in 2017. This year we look forward to the IP becoming bigger, better, and louder. Let the bikes roar & the music play,” she adds. Here are a few of the big Indian performers that you can catch live at this extravaganza. 1. Mame Khan The manganiyar singer is known for his expertise in traditional Folk and Sufi music. He is a former India's Got Talent contestant and found instant success with his rendition of the song Chaudhary for MTV India's music show Coke Studio. 2. Lucky Ali A cult star of the 90s, Lucky Ali barely needs any introduction to the generation that grew up listening to his songs and idolising him in those uber cool music videos. For the ones who are not well acquainted with him, check out a few of his tracks and prepare yourself to fall in love with his soulful brand of music. 3. Nucleya One of the biggest Indian DJs and mixers of this decade, Udyan Sagar became a countrywide phenomenon with his kitsch, bass-heavy sound that was immediately lapped up by the masses. His USP is a very distinct and unique usage of Indian street sounds that has earned him a reputation of someone who is bridging the gap between indie and mainstream in a way that few others have. 4. Divine Born with the name Vivian Fernandes, Divine's rise from the streets of Mumbai to India's coolest rap sensation has been nothing short of a dream. But behind the realisation of this dream have been many years of hard work that yielded superhit numbers like Yeh Mera Bombay and Mere Gully Mei. 5. Bhuvan Bam One of our cover stars for the month of December, Bhuvan Bam started his stage career as a musician in small-time Delhi restaurants. It took a back seat when he started making videos for his Youtube channel BB Ki Vines, but his first love has resurfaced with tracks like Safar and Sang Hoon Tere. And he's surely as good at singing as he is at other things.
  8. Seems like Virat Kohli cannot stop being in the news . Whether its his airport look, a fabulous inning, his selfie with Anushka or his birthday, the cricketer always finds his way in the trending zone of social media. Currently he is facing the ire of many people on social media after certain remarks he made while reading comments on his recently launched app. Virat Kohli's video of asking fans to not live in India if they like foreign batsmen is going viral and many do not like it at all. Is #Kohli asking his non-Indian fans to leave their country and come to Indiað¤ð¤.. Or to sort their priorities? #WTF pic.twitter.com/tRAX4QbuZI — H (@Hramblings) November 6, 2018 Leave India if you like foreign batsmen more than Indians - Virat Kohli to a fan. You made truckloads of money by playing not an Indian game, Kohli, but an Englishman's game. And that's ok?#ViratKohli — à®à®¾à®©à¯ (@Janu_Bhaskar_) November 7, 2018 People are questioning his own words now and wonder if he is anti-national. U anti-national, if Roger Federer is ur idol then u better leave India and stay in his country... shame on you #ViratKohli #Kohli — kzc (@kzc940) November 7, 2018 His Favourite cricketer is South Africa's Gibs. ðð and he did his marriage out of India . #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/tqMU1nbyE8 — ðð®ð¤ðð¬ð¡ ðð¨ð­ð¥ð ð (@OfficialSukesh) November 7, 2018 Someone digged out an old clip of Kohli claiming his favourite cricketer is Gibbs. I'm @imVkohli and my favourite cricketer is Harsal Gibs! [2008] Did anyone asked you to leave your country ? #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/Mpn2jrWVg9 — Abdul (@GuruJiPolitical) November 7, 2018 Also people aren't cool about the fact that his own choice of wedding venue was in fact not his own country. His remarks might be light and jocular in nature but cricket fans have found it to be absolutely unsavoury in nature. I'm @imVkohli and my favourite cricketer is Harsal Gibs! [2008] Did anyone asked you to leave your country ? #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/Mpn2jrWVg9 — Abdul (@GuruJiPolitical) November 7, 2018 If you don't like India Cars, “I think you should leave the country” ð#ViratKohli https://t.co/6cdJxZ6XnB — Tuglaq (@anonymousindia4) November 7, 2018 Well, never underestimate the power of a true patriotic Indian.
  9. Will Smith - for every millennial who has been into Hollywood movies (or not), the name evokes the face of this ever-smiling personality who is known for his flamboyant gestures and witty remarks, as much as for his acting skills. However, there's something more that stands out about this goofball of a man, and that is his wisdom, and his way with words. Will Smith is known to have delivered some of Hollywood's most remarkable dialogues, but even off the screen, his pearls of wisdom have continued to inspire and motivate people to be a better version of themselves. The following quotes by Will Smith will not only inspire a man in his 20s, but shall also lend a life-changing perspective to things and situations you're living through. Read on to behold the gems: © MensXP Dream, dream, and dream. That's the basic gist of what he is trying to say here. We must not give in to the temptation of abandoning our dreams to keep up with reality, and thereby leading a mediocre life. © MensXP Life is the best teacher, and Smith totally agrees. All the big, life-altering lessons are learnt outside the four walls of the classroom. Experiences and interactions continue to add value to our lives till the very end. © MensXP 20s can often be pretty challenging in a lot of ways. From college to jobs and relationships, we end up undertaking and welcoming a lot of new things into our lives. But Smith reminds us of the importance of valuing ourselves before we begin to chase after people in the hopes of a “shared dream”. © MensXP Our twenties also turn out to be the time when the most number of interactions and associations take place in our lives. However, Smith believes that we must save ourselves from the impending disappointment when we place excessive confidence and faith in the wrong people. © MensXP One's 20s are kind of always brimming with uncertainties and doubts, because of the ever-changing and evolving state of our life during the time. However, we mustn't betray ourselves and instead be our own cheerleaders. We must come to believe we have it in us to do it. © MensXP The concept of love remains to be pretty twisted throughout this time, due to heartbreaks and adulting. But Smith makes sense when he says women aren't the only ones who deserve our love. We have to love our dreams and aspirations, our achievements as well as our failures to be able to shine. © MensXP Having a facade in your 20s is apparently a thing these days, but obviously, it's an absolute waste of time. In trying to keep up with it, we're losing ourselves to the hypocrites. © MensXP Focus and perseverance are the two qualities Smith swears by. He is a firm believer that hard work and grit are the biggest tools of success, which only comes to pass if we believe in our dreams and desires. © MensXP Another one where we can surely learn from the man himself. His antics and confidence are a total hit with women, who simply drool over the confidence and oomph the man exudes. We must chant this mantra whenever in doubt. © MensXP Smith has been known for his struggles and how he rose from the ashes after. Smith has inspired millions of people, yet what they hold most dear is his determination to carve his own destiny and live his life on his own terms. That's exactly how our thought-process in the 20s should be like. Don't you agree already that the man deserves an Oscar for his contributions that go beyond the realm of his marvellous acting on-screen?
  10. Even though the couple continues to remain tight-lipped about it, the entire nation has already begun the pre-celebrations for the upcoming wedding of Bollywood's most beloved duo, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. © Twitter While they haven't really said it in words, Ranveer's reaction is confirmation enough for the most of us. How so, you ask? Well, we have a certain Tanmay Bhat to thank. © Twitter Tanmay called up Ranveer during an Instagram live on Sunday. The two men laughed and joked and it was then, when Tanmay asked him the question the whole nation has been waiting to know. Updates | P1: Ranveer Singh and Tanmay Bhat joined Instagram Live Chat - “for y'all wondering why I am being this way I am pulling his leg this is just our equation whenever he does respond he is always warm and great “- Tanmay talk about the comments he leaves under RS's posts pic.twitter.com/Xf0eNlvnqz — Ranveer Singh TB (@RanveerSinghtbt) September 9, 2018 While Ranveer didn't really answer the question and opted for a safe reply, his reaction gave us a clue that the rumours might not be canard after all. After a few minutes into the conversation, Tanmay asked, “I have one question, shaadi kab hai (when is the wedding)? To which Ranveer replied, “Ae chalna! What are you? F*cking Pinkvilla?.” Ranveer's reply reduced both of them to a laughing mess. Updates | P3: Ranveer Singh and Tanmay Bhat joined instagram Live Chat - ( Tanmay Asking Ranveer about the wedding + how he feels about the comments he leaves under his posts + telling the story of how they met ð) pic.twitter.com/u4rKK7APYm — Ranveer Singh TB (@RanveerSinghtbt) September 10, 2018 Recently, even Deepika was asked about her wedding during an event organised by the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO). However, the actress didn't quite appreciate the question being asked and said, “I am certainly not answering this question...it's an extremely insensitive question to ask at an event like this.” The rumours of the two getting hitched began in full-blown proportion after Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding. Reports now suggest that the two will say their vows on November 20 in an intimate ceremony at Italy's Lake Como. © Twitter It is also being said that a grand pooja will be organised before the marriage in Bangalore, and the couple will later throw a splendid reception in Mumbai for their B-town buddies.
  11. Last week I laid out the first 5 golden rules to live by if you are trying to bulk. This week, with this piece, I dive further into 5 more things that you must befriend during the process of l bulking. 1. Accept Little Bit Of Fat Gain You will gain a bit of fat, feel soft and maybe even look a little chubby. That comes in with natural bulking. A caloric surplus will do it for you over a long bulking course. Better make peace with it or you will find yourself doing a lot of unnecessary cardio and eventually, ruin your bulk. You 'might just' avoid fat gain only if- a. You are new to training. b. Taking steroids. c. Already have a very skinny frame. The amount of fat you gain on a bulking phase will also depend on your genetics, your way of bulking (Clean/Dirty), choice of food and macro ratio. 2. Don't Completely Cut Fat From Diet © Thinkstock To avoid fat gain during a bulk, another stupid thing people do is cut all the fat sources from diet. Butter, high fat milk and egg yolks are thrown away! Don't forget that fats are needed to maintain optimal hormonal function. Long term low fat diets result in low testosterone which will affect your muscle gaining goals negatively. As a rule of thumb, make sure to eat at least 0.8gm of fat/kg of your bodyweight. For a 60 kg dude, it means at least 48gm of fat per day. 3) Follow The Plan Consistently Thanks to social media, it's really easy nowadays to get side-tracked from a diet. Stick to a plan for at least 4-6 weeks before trying anything new. It`s not a special diet, supplement or technique that gets you closer to your goal. It`s the discipline and consistency which does the job. 4) Add More Meals, If Your Appetite Is Small © Thinkstock It's completely fine if you can't eat big in every sitting. Just distribute your food in more number of meals and eat at convenience. The point is to take in more calories by any means possible. 5) Use Digestive Enzymes When Needed Eating a lot of food doesn't necessarily mean that your digestion will ramp up as well. In fact, in most cases, a lot of food intake over the course of the day slows down digestion. If you face indigestion, bloating, gas or irregular stools, start using good quality digestive enzymes. Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  12. I am sure you are familiar with the concept of 'bulking'. So, before I lay down the 5 golden rules for putting on mass, here are a few things that you must always consider first: 1) Bulking requires you to eat plenty of food, which you may not be used to. 2) A little bit of fat gain in the bulking phase is completely fine. Don`t fret over it. 3) Consistency is a must for a successful bulk. 4) Utilizing gym time doing more compound exercises is better than isolation work when bulking. Almost everyone in the gym culture, at some point in time, feels unhappy at their current size and wants to take their physique to the next level by adding more mass. This doesn`t come easy especially when you are an ectomorph aka a skinny dude. 1. Stop Doing Any Form Of Steady State Cardio. Stick To Walking Most people have this fear of getting fat when on a bulking phase. So in order to counter that, they will try adding more and more sessions of aerobic workouts in their training, which doesn`t really makes sense. You see them running like mad cows or marrying the stationary bike. Cutting and bulking strategies are two very different things and should be treated like that- differently, not simultaneously. If you fail at gaining weight, then cardio is not for you! © YouTube 2) Keep The Rep Range From 6-8 By this, I mean training certain compound lifts like rows, squats, presses, deadlifts etc in the 6-8 rep range. Muscle grows by various mechanisms and mechanical tension is one of them. If you are always lifting in bodybuilding rep range (considered 6-15 usually), you are missing out on a lot of potential to gain a considerable amount of strength, which the 6-8 rep range can provide. 3) Prioritize Rest. Take More Off Days You don`t need to hit the gym every day to gain muscle mass. Training 3-4 days with good intensity can get you there. Resting properly before hitting the gym will allow your body to recover quickly, restore glycogen levels and not let the stress hormone 'cortisol' kill your gains. © Thinkstock Images 4) Use Creatine Creatine is one of the most studied supplements in the field of sports nutrition and is completely safe (unless you have kidney issues or high BP). I`ve been personally using it for the last 6 years without any issues. Just make sure you drink enough water along with it to maximize results. Supplementing with creatine helps you produce more ATP, or in other words, it increases body ATP reserves which in turn gives you more energy to lift more and grow more (provided you are eating enough). Read more about creatine here. 5) Learn To Eat, A LOT! Failure to eat is the failure to get big. Set your surplus calories and get chewing. Track your weight. If it goes up, stick to the set surplus. If it doesn't, add more calories slowly and steadily. If you can eat anymore, add shakes. But the point is to be very consistent with eating. Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  13. There's something magical about a kullad of steaming chai made on a roadside stall on a rainy day. Nothing is better than having a cup of chai in good weather. Tea is undoubtedly the favourite drink of India. It is, in fact, more than just a drink. It's a cult. Drinking chai in our country is more of a social act, an excuse to sit back and relax. Coffee might be its fashionable cousin that plays cupid for youngsters, but there's no beating the good old charm of a warm cup of tea. No matter how hot it might get, we will still drink that cup of chai after switching on the AC. If it rains by any chance during the summer, chai and pakodas it is! We Indians just need an excuse to have our favourite beverage. Here are ten signs that prove tea has, by default, become our national drink and we can't live without it. 1. A slight drizzle outside, and the first thing you want is chai. 2. Sutta with tea on a bad day at work is the perfect recipe to wash the blues away. 3. In office, “Chal yar chai peene chalte hain” makes you go like this. 4. No work gets done on the day the tea machine at office breaks down or the pantry guy is absent. 5. Whenever guests come over, tea is the logical choice after Namaste. 6. Many of us can't wake up without a cup of tea right in the morning. 7. Making tea is the first thing everyone learns to make. 8. Having a bad day? Got a headache? Tea is the solution for everything. 9. This is orgasmic for many of us. 10. You need tea even if you are not a tea lover. Photo: © insightwalk (dot) com (Main Image)
  14. In 2008, a family comedy show made its way into our lives and changed the TV viewership pattern for a lot of people, including mine. I am talking about the show 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma', which has been going strong for 10 years now and ruling the Indian entertainment world, as one of the most watched light comedy shows. Neela Telefilms In fact, I am sure I am not the only one who emulates Daya Ben's funny accent and her kickass Garba skills, whenever I get time. Her quirky style and that of the other characters were loved by celebrities so much over the years, that stars often wished to come on the show to promote their movies. However, Monday brought one of the saddest news for all the 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma' fans. Actor Kavi Kumar Azaad, who played the beloved character Dr. Hansraj Haathi and entertained us with his funny antics, passed away this afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest. The news was confirmed by the show's producer, Asit Kumarr Modi who said “We are very sad to inform the loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azaad. He was playing the character of Dr. Hathi in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma'. We lost him to a massive cardiac arrest today morning. He was an amazing actor and a very positive person.” He further said, “He truly loved the show and always came for the shoot even if he was not feeling well. He called today morning that he is not well and will not be able to come for the shoot. And later we got the news that he passed away. We are all too numb to say anything.” Kavi played the role of Dr. Hathi for almost eight years. Apart from this serial, Dr. Hathi was also a part of movies like 'Mela' and 'Funtoosh'. Although Dr. Hathi is not with us anymore, his best moments from the show will forever stay in our hearts.
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  16. This week, the team have been discussing the one thing they can not live without. Some found this a hard question to answer. What is the one thing you cannot live without? A tricky question for some. Could you pick just one thing? Brandon (Senior tech support and development) My family is my saving grace and escape, and even though they're (collectively) the ones typically causing me the most work I wouldn't trade them for anything. Mark H (Tech support) I believe my choice would have to be "good coffee". I can deal with no phone, even deal with no credit card. But no coffee? The horror.... the horror. (2 points for naming the reference). Marc S (Tech Support) For me, no matter how much I like my computer, and look around for my phone before I do so much as make a coffee, it would have to be speakers. Not because I have a decent set of speakers, and don't even have to be my own speakers, but something that can play music. Whether I'm doing tickets, developing, cleaning, driving, sat in my office or sat in a bar, its the one thing I cant do without. Rhett (Cloud Support) The question really has two answers, On the tech side, it would be my iPhone, I can do anything from it you can think of really and my go to device for communication of all sorts. In life in general, that's an easy one, "My children, they are the center of my life, and really all that matters is I have them by my side!" Matt (Senior Developer) The one "thing" means I don't have to say family or kids! So I definitely think it has to be my MacBook Pro. I switched from a traditional desktop set-up earlier in the year and haven't looked back. I like being able to pick up my MacBook and carry on working while out and about. When I'm home, I plug it up to my two external monitors and it performs as well as any desktop. Jennifer (Designer) My iPhone. There is no worse thing than leaving my house without being able to check my chat programs or to be able to play Pokemon Go. Daniel (Senior tech support and development) The nerd in me can't live without alfredapp to automate all the things! ( check out their great forum https://www.alfredforum.com ) And the two hours a day of free time I get, I couldn't be without my son and bike. Stuart (Senior tech support and development) I pretty much couldn't be without my laptop, I use it for everything from Gaming, Films to Work. Is there one thing that you can't be without? Let us know below!
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