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  1. The wonderful and magical power that parents possess, lies in their selfless love and their acceptance of us, the way we are. A good parent is not someone who just splurges on you, but is someone who lets you believe that they are not judgemental of the primitive choices you make in your life. Howie Dittman, a 44-year-old man living in Pittsburgh is also a parent, but last week, he ended up being the internet's favourite dad. When Howie found out about a pride parade in Pittsburgh and saw his friend volunteering to give 'mom hugs', he decided to do something similar and participated in the parade, offering 'dad hugs' to the kids who were rejected by their own families. He shared his experience and how impactful a small gesture can be. "Imagine that, parents. Imagine that your child feels SO LOST FROM YOU that they sink into the arms of a complete stranger and sob endlessly just because that stranger is wearing a shirt offering hugs from a dad," he wrote. These pictures of Mr Dittman went viral and its been touching and melting very heart on the internet since then. would be remiss if i did not give a shout out to the huge pflag dad marching in the denver pride parade wearing a FREE DAD HUGS shirt, who joyfully gave me my first big, encompassing, father's day dad hug in five entire years — casey mcquiston â¤ï¸ð ON TOUR! (@casey_mcquiston) June 17, 2019 Howie Dittman. Everyday hero. â¤https://t.co/lV8hZA9lqk — rebecca (@mamabexx) June 13, 2019 So many people reached out to Howie, thanking him and expressing their love and gratitude, as these pictures spark pure joy! Kindness and love cost you nothing because the best things in the world are not actually bought! Love comes in every shade and as humans, judging anyone, especially the people we love, for who they decide to love is unfair. This dad is 'dad goals' in the truest sense.
  2. There's a reason why a dog is a man or a woman's best friend. They're the actual healers we need in our lives and if times are not so good for us, they know how to make us feel better for sure. Don't believe me? Well, Hank the dog certainly did something extraordinary for his owner and the Twitter user recently shared his story with the internet , and it truly melted our hearts. This story surely teaches us to be patient with our pets, as they might do things to annoy us but will also do heroic things to compensate for their bad behaviour. So, we really shouldn't be too quick to punish them. © Twitter So, if you have a dog and he or she is up to some mischief, always resign to the fact that they will act intelligently when they really need to, if they have to save your life. Dogs are quite clairvoyant like that. Ever noticed, if you're sad or low, they usually come sit next to you, and you feel better? That's because they figure you're sad and they come to cheer you up, kinda like saving your life, isn't it? Well, Hank actually did save his owners' life, even after getting a scolding. So, if you have a dog, give them all the love they deserve and yes, make sure you have some fire-fighting apparatus at home, always. People online really loved the story and vouched for more show-chewing days for Hank!
  3. Adam Savage, the co-host of Mythbusters has launched a new show called “Savage Builds” and in the first episode, he built a real-life Iron Man suit that can fly. Savage and his team used a 3D printer to build the Iron Man armour and it can actually fly. The major challenge in making this suit was using 3D printers to make the armour light enough so that it could fly. © YouTube As for the flying bit, Savage worked with jet pack company Gravity and its owner, Richard Browning, to build jetpack that was capable of flight. The Iron Man Mark II armour from the movies is made entirely out of titanium. © Youtube/Cnet "It sounds like hyperbole, but I swear… if Tony Stark was not fictional and he was building an Iron Man suit right now, this is precisely how he would do it and this is the exact technology he'd be using," Savage told CNET. © YouTube The show “Savage Builds” is all about Savage trying to build things which involved the entire process of trials, tribulations, collaboration and even failures. The show will run with 8 episodes and in one of the episodes, Savage will also build the British army's Great Panjandrum. It's basically a car that has been outfitted with a massive, rocket-propelled, explosive-laden cart designed by the British military during World War II. If you want to know how Adam Savage built the working Iron Suit, watch the video below: Source: Cnet
  4. A man who knows how to layer right will never run out of interesting ensembles, because new outfit combinations effortlessly give rise to an ever-expanding wardrobe. To layer right is to understand fashion in its truest sense, and it also makes sure that your wardrobe is super versatile. Here are 5 easy layering hacks that every man should use to upgrade his wardrobe: 1. Plaids & Patchworks Relaxed but well-fitting shirts & jackets in plaid and patchwork patterns will definitely up your style game, when paired with cottons and linens. __ECOMPRODUCT__15__ __ECOMPRODUCT__25__ 2. Pastel Waistcoats A pastel waistcoat can be paired with both button-downs and round neck T-shirts for a sophisticated Indie aesthetic. __ECOMPRODUCT__26__ __ECOMPRODUCT__27__ 3. Oversized Shirts One can completely transform a bland outfit by casually throwing on an oversized shirt on top, and it makes complete sense to utilize that to its fullest potential. __ECOMPRODUCT__17__ 4. Super Relaxed Half-Sleeved Shirts Be it a brunch or a casual get-together with your buddies, wearing a super relaxed half-sleeved shirt on top of a monochrome ensemble will definitely turn heads. __ECOMPRODUCT__28__ __ECOMPRODUCT__16__ 5. Self-Layered Silhouettes Self-layered silhouettes will make you the centre of attention in a room full of fashionable people, without you having to compromise on subtlety or sophistication. __ECOMPRODUCT__21__ __ECOMPRODUCT__23__ __ECOMPRODUCT__24__ Get ready to grab the limelight with your newfound knowledge.
  5. After a long wait of years, the belated arrival of India's MeToo movement finally took its flight. It all started with Tanushree Dutta opening up on her ordeal in front of the world and without any hesitation, she said it was Nana Patekar who harassed her on the sets of 'Horn Ok Pleasss'. Tanushree became the torchbearer of the movement. Post her big revelation, many women came out of their closets to share their horrifying and gut-wrenching tales. For those who have been waiting to know the verdict of Tanushree and Nana's case, let us tell you that it's in favour of the veteran actor. Yes, you heard it right. Nana has got a clean chit in this case and we wonder if this is how the cases against in the men in our country are dealt with. The Mumbai Police has told the local court that they would not be able to prosecute Nana Patekar in this case as there was no proof which held him behind the bars. So, Nana walks out as a free man with no one questioning the whole hypocrisy behind it. Tanushree Dutta alleged harassment case against Nana Patekar: Nana Patekar's lawyer, Advocate Aniket Nikam says, "The entire allegations against my client were false from the inception. My client is innocent and justice will be served." (file pic) pic.twitter.com/c2zjRcZFzP — ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2019 Nana Patekar's lawyer, Advocate Aniket Nikam has given a statement to ANI which reads as, “The entire allegations against my client were false from the inception. My client is innocent and justice will be served.” We wonder how would Tanushree Datta react to it. What's your take on it? Let us know in the comments below.
  6. Shahid Kapoor is all set to entice his fans with his performance in his upcoming film, 'Kabir Singh'. Being touted as an intense love story, the film revolves around Kabir Singh (Shahid Kapoor) who fall in love with Preeti (Kiara Advani), his junior in college. Well, things change when their love story doesn't pan out the way they wanted it to. There's painful heartbreak and guess what? Shahid turns into a lovelorn man, trapped in the world of drugs and alcohol. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film is a remake of the popular Telugu movie 'Arjun Reddy'. For the film, Shahid really had to push himself, considering the body transformation the role required. At the age of 38, projecting a college boy with a chocolatey charm isn't that easy, but Shahid managed to pull off the character of young Kabir pretty well. You have to look a certain way to be convincing as a college boy on the big screen and Shahid left no stone unturned to ensure he looked apt for the role. For the character, he had to gain 8 kilos and then lose 14 kilos. View this post on Instagram As a star one is so conditioned to showcasing oneself at ones best. But as an actor one has to have the guts to show yourself at your worst. #kabirsingh in my blood. Hope you feel him too. A post shared by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on Apr 11, 2019 at 12:45am PDT “I wanted to look boyish for the younger portions to play a medical student. I didn't want a perfect body; one that was manicured or chiselled because that's not how college-going boys look. Seventy-five per cent of what you eat depends on your diet. I don't drink alcohol and am a vegetarian. Generally, I live a healthy lifestyle. To lose weight, I needed to severely cut the calories I consumed, and train harder. Even though we were training, the look was achieved more via the diet; not so much in the gym. We had two months to lose weight. I didn't want to rush into anything since that is not healthy.” Shahid told Mid-Day. Well, we can say a lot of hard work has gone into the making of this film and fans are waiting with bated breath to see Shahid nailing the character on the big screen. 'Kabir Singh' releases on 21st June 2019. Stay tuned for more such updates.
  7. Dressing in summers can make anyone fall in a style rut immediately. And if you live in a country where the weather is always at extreme levels, chances are you have faced sartorial disaster a lot more often. Fortunately, we have made it easier for you. By building a wardrobe with key pieces that keep your style feeling fresh and effortless, here's our list of summer must-haves for you to add, stat. 1. Get Into Prints Right Away © Getty Images Mastering the art of wearing printed shirts is a task, but certain prints will let you be in its safe territory. A Hawaiian classic shirt or an effortless floral printed style keeps the essence of summer intact while letting you upgrade your look. Wear it over bright coloured shorts for an ideal easy style statement during the hottest summer days. 2. Redo The Semi-Formal Look © Getty Images Wearing a three-piece suit for a boardroom meeting in summers is one of the trickiest style moves. Instead of opting for heavy woven fabrics, go light in this weather. Wear an unstructured blazer made from cotton-blend or linen and layer it over a short-sleeved oxford or your favourite summer tee. 3. Loafer Liners Are Much Needed © Getty Images If you thought that sprinkling some talcum powder in your shoes will keep your feet sweat-free, you are highly mistaken. We recommend you opt for no-show liner socks that wick away the stench and negate any chance of discomfort. 4. Cropped Trousers © Instagram/Shahid Kapoor When you need something smarter and also comfortable this summer, opt for cropped trousers, crafted from cotton or linen fabric. These pants will step up your style as you pair them with a T-shirt or a button-down shirt. 5. Swap Your Sneakers For Espadrilles © Getty Images Give your brogues and sneakers a break. Espadrilles are a summer essential that ensure your feet breathe. Believe us, they are as breezy as your flip flops and you can wear them without being plagued with an unsavoury odour. 6. Upgrade Your Tee Game © Instagram/Kartik Aaryan A good looking t-shirt forms a cornerstone for a wardrobe and summers are a great time to make a braver fashion choice. Invest in oversized logo t-shirts, colour-block tees or henleys as they are the perfect way to ace any casual look.
  8. Shopping for a great gift for a loved one is hard, and it's no different when it comes to buying a Father's Day gift for your dad. After all, he's the man whose dressing sense you copied as a kid, the man who taught you how to ride a bike and how to shave. More importantly, he's the man whose dad jokes you've appropriated into your own repertoire! As you try to convey your appreciation for all that he's done for you this Father's Day, we're sure you'd agree that a run-of-the-mill gift will not do. Your dad deserves the best, and we have the perfect gift for him! Presenting the Man Box: The Daily Fix, which contains eight carefully curated grooming essentials for the modern man. Let's open it up and take a closer look at the goodies inside. Gift 1: Swiss Tempelle Men Total Care Face Wash, Scrub & Mask © MensXP Your father might not have the time (or even the desire) to put together a dedicated grooming routine, given the sheer number of products floating around on the market. However, he might make an exception once he has the Swiss Tempelle Men Total Care Face Wash, Scrub & Mask, which, as the name suggests, works as a face wash, scrub, and face mask all in one. It takes care of 12 of the most common skin issues that a man faces, making this a product he's sure to appreciate. To find out more about this product, click here Gift 2: Bioayurveda Deep Detox Body Scrub © MensXP He definitely deserves to be pampered, but booking a long and luxurious spa session for your dad (or your parents) every so often is probably not the most feasible option. Instead, why not bring the spa home to him, with the Bioayurveda Deep Detox Body Scrub? Its unique blend of organic herbs and natural oils will give his skin an organic cleanse, simultaneously conditioning, exfoliating, and firming it up. To find out more about this product, click here Gift 3: SYSKA HT200 Trimmer © MensXP Even though your dad has probably got the science of shaving down to a T, there's no man who wouldn't appreciate a gadget that makes shaving easier for him. That's where the SYSKA HT200 Trimmer comes into play, as it's capable of taming even the most rugged facial hair, giving a clean and precise trim. Whether he maintains some form of facial hair or prefers to go clean-shaven, his grooming kit will definitely benefit with the arrival of this trimmer! To find out more about this product, click here Gift 4: Bombay Shaving Company Beard Shampoo & Conditioner © MensXP If your old man has a beard, it's probably his pride and joy (after you and the rest of the family, of course!) With a gentle formula that makes it eminently suitable for daily use, the Bombay Shaving Company Beard Shampoo & Conditioner will keep his beard clean, soft, healthy, and well-nourished. It even conditions and moisturises it, making it a must-add to his shaving kit. To find out more about this product, click here Gift 5. Arata Hair Gel © MensXP If your dad (like most dads across the country) is fastidious about his appearance, he'd love to use this Arata Hair Gel to ensure that he never has a hair out of place. We know you're concerned about the chemicals that hair products like gels usually have, but there's no need to worry with this one - it's chemical-free formula reduces the risk of hair damage, and offers a strong hold that will last all day long! To find out more about this product, click here Gift 6: Saint Beard Irish Cream Lip Balm © MensXP Lip care is an often neglected part of any man's daily grooming routine. Before your dad has to experience the discomfort of cracked or discoloured lips, introduce him to the Saint Beard Irish Cream Lip Balm, a fragrant and long-lasting product that will keep his lips smooth and supple. Not just that, it also offers protection against the elements, and also helps retain their natural colour, making sure that he'll retain his dashing good looks! To find out more about this product, click here Gift 7: Bioayurveda Anti-Ageing Sun Protective Face Crème © MensXP Your dad may be the strongest man in the world for you, but there's no man stronger than the sun! That's why he'd be well served by the Bioayurveda Anti-Ageing Sun Protective Face Crème with SPF 30, which offers protection against sun damage, tanning, and premature ageing. A light layer every time he steps out in the heat, and he'll be able to keep harmful UV rays at bay with ease! To find out more about this product, click here Gift 8: Wildstone Code Steel Body Perfume © MensXP As children, we all tried our best to copy our fathers, which includes using his perfume or aftershave to smell more like him. So, what could be a more thoughtful gift than a well-chosen fragrance, something like the long-lasting, bold, yet refreshing notes of the Wildstone Code Steel Body Perfume? To find out more about this product, click here The Final Word Every product in the Man Box: The Daily Fix is tailor-made for the man of exquisite taste and superior sensibilities, so click here to gift your dad the great grooming gear he deserves. As a special offer for Father's Day, use the coupon code 'MB2700' at checkout for a whopping 78% off on your purchase, valid for a limited time only!
  9. There are a number of reasons why man boobs occur and no matter the cause, the effect of this one is quite dreadful. We get it and we are with you! So, why does this happen? Due to multiple factors like obesity and hormone imbalance known as Gynecomastia, man boobs draw unwanted attention. With certain changes made to your wardrobe, from sturdy woven fabrics to wearing darker colours, our clever fashion hacks pave the path for sartorial style: 1. Look For What Fits You The Best © Getty Images When I say fit, I am trying to convey that avoid choosing extremes sides. Anything which is either too fitted or too loose will draw in attention. Aim at getting the right type of fabric. If need be, get a style that's a size up and customise the shoulders and waist as per your specifications. This fashion hack is your best bet. Try it out! 2. Choosing The Right Style © Getty Images Shirts are a better choice, as they have an undeniable structure that's ideal to conceal man boobs. A denser fabric shirt in twill, oxford and flannelette shirts will add up to your style suaveness. Opt for dark coloured shirts in black, grey or charcoal shade as they eliminate the tell-tale lines. We aren't saying your wardrobe should be filled with darker hues, as you can also experiment with pastel colours as well. 3. White Is A No No © Getty Images White shirts are more likely to draw unnecessary attention than shirts in darker tones. Avoid wearing low necklines, accessories like chains to steer clear of inadvertent looks. Choosing the right fabric and colours in your style statement will do the trick and add a perfect spin to your outfit. 4. It's All In The Details © Getty Images Pockets can either work wonders or fail your look completely. Whatever style you choose, make sure the pockets are not too detailed. We suggest you opt for smaller patterns like darker plaids or black checks instead. Believe us, this could be your new signature look! 5. Pin The Pinstripes © Getty Images Most suits have the charm to lend you a streamlined profile automatically with their sharp silhouette. They create a vertical line which is exactly what you need to deftly distract the attention. To give a new edge to your look, choose narrow pinstripes. Ditch large patterns for a good, fashion etiquette. 6. Accessorising © Getty Images Deck yourself with accent pieces as they can instantly divert the eyes. Put briefcases, stylish eyewear or two-toned shoes to your advantage as they are a great way to spiff up your look.
  10. When it comes to footwear, there's always a question that lingers around- "How many shoes do I need?" From the boardroom to the bar and from the beach hours to date night, there's no chance that a rack filled with sandals or formal shoes will do the needful. Well, you can relax now because we've done the legwork and whittled down to 5 essential shoes that you need right away: 1. Suede Loafers © Getty Images Suede loafers have been counted as synonymous with casual dressing. The sleek and smart design, available in darker tones can go a long way. Don't miss out on the ubiquity offered by the tasselled version as they are a godsend to take your date look a notch higher. 2. White Low Top Sneakers © Getty Images White sneakers have already earned their place in the shoe closet, but the latest version of low top sneakers can take your look from sporty to minimal to edgy. The best part? They pair well with everything and yes, with sharp silhouettes too! 3. The Black Oxford © Getty Images The snug fit and clean finish, make the black oxford the most formal pair. Often viewed as a type for professionals, these shoes are a safe bet to wear at weddings, funerals and job interviews. Dress them up or down, they never disappoint. 4. Running Sneakers © Getty Images For a statement street style appearance, a pair of running sneakers crack the fashion code like none other. Choose a style that has minimal branding. Consider bright coloured sneakers, just in case you wish to score extra attention on your shoes than your outfit. 5. Chelsea Boots © Getty Images Be it a lace-up or a desert or Chelsea, boots are a shoe staple for every man. When the mercury levels drop, these shoes, with their edgier aesthetic will be a fashionable choice to own. Invest in a good quality pair, preferably in tan or brown shade. Pull the trousers over the boots for another dollop for fresh style tip.
  11. Our armed forces are considered formidable for a reason. Yes, there are more dangerous defense squads out there - more ruthless, more scary, more unforgiving - but that cannot be held true for Indian soldiers. Our men in camouflage would lay down their lives to protect the country and its citizens in a heartbeat. They too believe in avenging senseless killings and ensuring that no innocent person unnecessarily pays for the wrongdoings of others. © Twitter But what makes them so special is that regardless of where they are and what they are upto, our soldiers never lose touch with their humane side, and always go out of their way to serve people, even off duty! We have heard about multiple instances when our soldiers went beyond their call of duty to help people in need. They not only save lives but also inspire others to live a life where there is always space and time to accommodate the needs of others. © Twitter Something very similar happened recently in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur area where CRPF personnel of the CoBRA battalion were seen carrying an injured man on a cot to a hospital that was 5 km away. According to an ANI report, the injured man had hurt himself by falling off a tractor and required treatment. The CRPF personnel carried the man on their shoulder and reportedly the man is now stable. © ANI Much like all the other instances of their selflessness and devotion, even this incident proves that our men in uniforms are nothing less than superheroes in disguise.
  12. It was an eventful evening yesterday as millions of households across India switched on their TV sets to watch the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony which every news channel was carrying for its viewers. India met its new set of cabinet ministers under Modi government 2.0, as they were called onto the stage to take their oaths. However, there was a sudden shift in energies when this frail-looking old man with a flowing beard and wind swept hair made his way to the stage, wearing a pair of plain white kurta pajama and greeted the President before taking his place behind the podium. © Twitter Many people in the audience, and even the ones watching the old man on their TV sets were unaware of his identity. Interest piqued and within a span of few minutes Pratap Chandra Sarangi began trending on social media. But the entire episode didn't come as a shock to the people of Odisha, especially those who live in and around Balasore when they saw 'Nana' Sarangi taking his oath as Minister of State in the Modi government last evening. © Twitter The newly elected MP from Odisha's Balasore, 64-year-old Pratap Chandra Sarangi isn't a regular politician. Sarangi lives in a hut, rides a bicycle and his combined assets amount to just 5.5 lakhs. Sarangi thinks of himself a social worker, and supports himself through his pension and agricultural income. In his affidavit Sarangi declared that he does not own a vehicle, jewelry, and has no liabilities. Sarangi has always led a simple life, living on little income, caring for his ailing mother, as he worked out of a small hut and bridged distances and differences riding on a bicycle. © Twitter However, this exactly how Sarangi had planned his 36 years ago. As a 28-year-old he had wanted to become a monk at the Ramakrishna Math, but the head Swamiji at Ramakrishna Mission didn't accept his request, because that would have left his mother alone with no one to care for her. It was at that point that Sarangi decided to join the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and became a sevak, to work as a social worker. It was only later that he got associated with Bharatiya Janata Party. A two-time MLA from the Nilgiri assembly, Sarangi won the seat in 2004 and 2009. In the 2019 Lok Sabha Election, Sarangi defeated two popular rivals, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Rabindra Jena and Navajyoti Patnaik of Congress by a great margin. © Twitter As for why Sarangi is so popular with people, it's because he has been actively working for the people in the area. Sarangi opened many Ekal Vidyalayas (village schools with single school teacher) in the interiors of Odisha. He has had an active involvement in local protests, such as anti-liquor movements and the likes. He also opened Samrkara Kendras in tribal villages in Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts. This time as a Minister of State, Sarangi wants to turn Balasore into a tourist destination as well. © Twitter Sarangi has come a long way. From being a simple man who has been invested in people's welfare, to becoming a Minister of State in Modi's government by winning Lok Sabha elections from his constituency by campaigning through a hired auto rickshaw.
  13. Grooming down there can be tricky business. It can also be rather intimidating for someone trying to groom down there for the first time. Did you know that there is a list of things that you should keep in mind before you groom down there? And the thing is, these things will make a substantial difference to your grooming routine. 1. Always Disinfect Your Razor/Trimmer Before Use © Getty Images Start with rinsing off the blades with hot water. Then, add a small dollop of dish soap to the blades, and scrub the razor with a toothbrush to remove any grime present. Finish with washing the soap off the razor using hot water. Rinse off the blades with hot water. If you want to go a step further, you could apply a cleaning agent like rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. 2. Start Off With Scissors © Getty Images You can start off with trimming your pubic hair. This not only cuts your time to half in terms of using a trimmer or a razor but also streamlines the approach. 3. It's Best To Keep It Uniform It looks a little funny if you groom down there but let your chest hair be or the other way. If you've booked yourself a grooming session or scheduled time for it at home, make sure you go all the way. 4. Take A Shower Before © Getty Images Taking a shower helps in more ways than one. Firstly, it makes the whole process hassle-free and secondly, the after shave skin will be extremely smooth to touch. 5. Use Rash Creams Generously © Getty Images Rash creams are a blessing to humanity in general. Two pumps of a rash cream can save you from itching and razor burns later. 6. Use Gel-Based Razors © Getty Images If you prefer razors to clean up, you should probably prefer gel-based razor that comes with lubrication with aloe vera or any other soothing agent that quickens the process of cleaning down there.
  14. If there was an award for someone who, even at the age of 62, can nail any silhouette, trend or prints right, it has to be the ageless actor Anil Kapoor. This actor defies age with his suave style and gives us enough reasons to look 'Jhakaas'. He recently caught our attention and we couldn't help but notice the way he layers his outfit each time. Get set to embrace the season with an assortment of outerwear styles that are sure to look great in your summer wardrobe. Let these pictures do the talking! 1. Who would have thought that donning a navy blue blazer with breeches could look so damn good? Thanks to Anil Kapoor for making a good case so we revive the way we wear our kurtas. © Instagram, Anil Kapoor 2. Whether you wish to round off a street style look or crack the casual code, a shacket layered over a basic white tee and black pants will serve you best, courtesy Anil Kapoor. © Instagram, Abhilasha Devnani 3. Lately, waist coats are having a moment and we are absolutely stunned by the way Anil Kapoor has injected a perfect dose of monochrome to his debonair. It's nothing less than a dream, tbh. © Instagram, Abhilasha Devnani 4. Elevate the way you wear your bomber jackets. Check how Anil Kapoor wears the street style essential with a polo t-shirt, faded jeans and black trainers. © Instagram, Abhilasha Devnani 5. An oversized hoodie is your safe bet to wear in summers and Anil Kapoor has literally earned his style creds, layering this checkered version over a black blazer. So droolin'. © Instagram, Anil Kapoor 6. When your formal shoes become a tad bit boring to pair with your double-breasted blazer, get inspired by Anil Kapoor's statement-making Chelsea boots to head straight from boardroom to bar. © Instagram, Abhilasha Devnani
  15. This story is not going to be about some hard-hitting facts about some sport or a shocking revelation about an athlete's past. No, this story is about the essence of sports and how it transcends every limitation and restriction that bounds a person in his day to day life from achieving greatness. I am talking about a video that went viral on social media and for all the right reasons too. Uploaded on Twitter by @YoungBullBlade, the video shows his uncle standing in front of a basketball ring with a ball in his hands, in the family's backyard with his family members surrounding him with their cameras ready. So what was all the fuss about? Turns out the man was completely blind and it was his first attempt of trying to score a basket. With his nephews cheering him on, getting him hyped up about his first shot, this man looked ready to let that ball fly. “Shoot towards my voice, uncle. Right here. Right in front of you.” @YoungBullBlade said, to help his uncle get a sense of direction of where the ring was and without lingering on too much, the man released the ball which landed on the ring, hit the backboard and eventually sunk into the basket. At this point, the blind uncle found himself smiling ear to ear, surrounded by his family members jumping all around him, brimming with excitement and sheer love. My uncle blind y'all, and made a free throw on his first try pic.twitter.com/aHYSFmm9Ri — ä¹ã¥åáªä¹ ðª (@YoungBullBlade) May 28, 2019 And I know what you are thinking right now. “What's such a big deal with a blind man scoring a basket which is not even a part of competition?” To which I say this: It is not always about competing, or playing only to decide who wins or loses. Sure in the world we live in now, sports, like any other profession, has gotten itself an ugly face of aggression and ruthlessness but every once in a while, somewhere, in some corner of the world, something like this happens that reminds us of the true purpose of sports. Kudos to his family for making him feel so great about himself and allowing us the opportunity to get involved in celebrating his life
  16. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is undoubtedly one of the finest actors in Bollywood right now. The method actor has had quite a ride in 2018 and 2019 (so far). Things have turned out to be remarkable for Nawazuddin recently, who has had some of his most memorable performances hitting the screen. From 'Manto' to 'Thackeray', 'Photograph' and even 'Sacred Games', each of these movies have received great critical acclaim, while 'Thackeray' also turned out to be one of Nawazuddin's career-best performances. © Twitter Now it seems, Nawazuddin's many talents have impressed critically acclaimed director Sudhir Mishra who is soon going to work with the actor on the film adaptation of Manu Joseph's novel 'Serious Men'. What must be even thrilling for Nawazuddin is that Sudhir Mishra can't seem to put a stop to his praises for the 'Photograph' actor. According to a IANS report, Sudhir Mishra said that he has waited long for the collaboration and was in the wait for the perfect role to approach the actor. He even ensured that the script was fool-proof so that Nawaz had no reason to reject it. © Twitter Now that's the sort of place all of us should aspire to reach, when people look forward to collaborate with us and work with us. Don't you agree? Joseph's novel is a humorous yet sharp take on India's social structure which is dominated by the caste system. Talking about the story, Mishra told the news agency, “It is a great story that revolves around the relationship of a father and son from the Dalit community. Though there is a lot of angst in him and most of his decisions are driven by anger... he is a father after all.” © Twitter As for the kind of role Nawaz will be essaying in the film, Mishra said that it would not be a completely black character, but instead veer towards shades of grey. Now, that's interesting and we are definitely interested to get more scoop on this one.
  17. Whether it's a 10-km ride to your office or a 1000-km ride to Ladakh, if you have a high-end good looking bike, it doesn't hurt to match by cleaning up well. Now, here's the thing: buying the right accessories not only makes you look the part of a pro-rider but also equips you with the comfort to battle the slowest of jams, the roughest of terrains, and the harshest of weathers. Here's your definitive guide to buying accessories that will make heads turn on the highway 1. Helmets © Getty Images At the cost of sounding like your friendly local traffic cop, wearing a helmet while riding is not an option. What is an option, however, is looking good in that protective gear you need. Choosing the right helmet can help you not only make your ride safe and comfortable but can turn heads and in a good way! The trick is to get the colour right; instead of a flashy yellow helmet, go for sturdy earth tones with your Royal Enfield. It helps to get the style right too. Usually heavy bikes are to be accompanied by open face helmets while street-style helmets go better with sport-bikes. It is always advisable to buy from official retailers that guarantee the right style, comfort, and quality. 2. Jackets © Getty Images Bike jackets can be either leather or fabric-based. While leather helps you look the way you'd expect a classic “biker” to look, high-quality fabrics are able to resist abrasion as strongly as leather, and new materials are equipped with Gore-Tex or other water-resistant membranes capable of keeping you dry in bad weather. Fabric-based jackets are affordable as well. Again, it is essential to get the right colour. The idea is to keep it classy, and not flashy at the same time. 3. Pants © Getty Images Contrary to popular belief, regular jeans will not protect you in an accident. It is always advisable to buy proper riding pants that offer the right comfort and protection. Much like jackets, pants can be either leather or fabric based. They should fit like a glove, but at the same time should be comfortable as well. Always test your pants out on a bike, what might work well standing, might not work great on a 7-hour road trip. 4. Gloves © Getty Images Bike gloves should fully cover your fingers, palm, and your wrists. Gloves should reach over or under your jacket leaving no skin exposed. Black is the safe colour here, but textured highlights can provide the right amount of flash in your otherwise overall classy look. What is most important is that the gloves fit well and provide you with enough strength to not only handle well but survive the unfortunate fall with zero scratches.
  18. There was a time (not so long ago) when men could only choose between boxers or briefs while shopping for underwear. This decision is not as straightforward as it first appears, as each style comes with its own distinct set of pros and cons. However, times have changed, and the stylish gentleman can now enjoy the best features of both boxers and briefs in one style - the boxer brief! As such, if you're still set in your ways when it comes to the contents of your underwear drawer, here are five reasons why you should be making the switch to boxer briefs ASAP! Reason 1: To Get That Much-Needed Support © Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment The best briefs for men are popular for being supremely supportive, keeping everything in place without the hassle of excess fabric bunching up underneath your trousers. Boxer briefs match their snug fit, providing ample support and ensuring total comfort for your manhood even if you're on the move all day long. Additionally, they offer greater coverage, which makes them all the more suitable for the more modest gentleman. Reason 2: To Get Just The Right Amount Of Coverage © Shutterstock If you're someone who doesn't usually wear formal trousers of slim-fit jeans, boxers are probably your preferred choice. Not only do they offer breathability, they're also far less revealing than any other style. However, all that extra room comes at a price, because even the best boxers for men have a tendency to bunch up or ride up annoyingly. Boxer briefs, on the other hand, preserve your modesty in a more close-fitting manner, so there's no need to constantly adjust and align them! Reason 3: To Enjoy Unmatched Functionality © Pexels What do you look for when you are underwear shopping? Some tend to go for support, while others prioritise comfort and breathability. The best underwear for men offers all that and much more, shielding your privates from public view while keeping them comfortable all day long. As an added bonus, the extra fabric between your thighs also plays an important role in avoiding any unpleasant rubbing or chafing! Reason 4: To Appreciate Unparalleled Versatility © Pixabay You have different outfits that you wear for different occasions, which would look incredibly out of place if you mixed them up. For example, you wouldn't wear your finest sherwani to work, or wear a suit to the gym, right? However, their multiple virtues make boxer briefs the go-to underwear style for a variety of situations. From gym gear to formal clothes (and everything in between), you can't go wrong with boxer briefs! Reason 5: To Enhance Your Own Appeal © Wikimedia Commons Your body type plays a crucial role in deciding the best underwear style for you, which is why boxers briefs are such a smart fashion choice. The best boxer briefs for men are universally flattering, lending your appearance the modesty of boxers, and the snug fit of the briefs. They're a great choice for men who want to flaunt their well-toned legs, while those who want to hide their extra weight can also take advantage of the slimming effect provided by dark-hued boxer briefs.
  19. In a world of binge-watching, fast food, swiping right, social media and deadlines, we hardly get time to pause and give undivided attention to something. Be it our lifestyle choices or daily routines, everything needs to be convenient and quick, especially when we are on the go. And this everything also includes our beard-grooming routine that needs to be fuss-free, quick, and under 10 minutes. So here's a tried-and-tested, everyday grooming regime that is designed specially to cater to men with tight schedules. To add the cherry on the top, Team MensXP also incorporated organic and natural grooming products from Qtrove.com which made all the difference in the world. The routine is practical, clever, and quick. Check it out! 1. A Quick Wash Qtrove.com The first rule of maintaining a thick, healthy beard is to ditch the regular soaps for a good beard wash, preferably something which is organic and natural. When you go for your morning shower, use a beard shampoo that will clean the hair from root to tip in a jiffy. We recommend the Almond and Thyme Beard Wash by The Man Company for your daily use. The product is 100% natural, and is infused with premium essential oils that have a relaxing effect on the skin and promote thick, strong, and shiny growth. Buy the product here. 2. Oiling Is A Must Qtrove.com After you are done with the wash, make sure you towel-dry and finger-comb your beard. Try and avoid blow drying. Next, we suggest use a beard oil to restore smoothness and shine to your frizzy beard. This hardly takes a minute! We recommend the Lavender & Cedarwood Beard Oil that moisturises the skin, promotes hair growth and has anti-bacterial benefits that ensure you have a healthy, easy-to-manage beard. The oil has a wonderful blend of lavender and cedarwood extracts - both known for their anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that ensure your beard is healthy always. Buy the product here. Qtrove.com Buy the product here. On some days when you feel like taking a break from the woody fragrance, we recommend the Argan and Geranium Beard Oil, designed specifically to help you grow a lush and manageable beard. Apart from Moroccan Argan and geranium, the product also packs in Frankincense, juniper berry, almond oil, hazelnut oil, and jojoba oil. These ingredients soften the facial hair and enhance the manageability of the beard. 3. Don't Forget To Moisturise Qtrove.com Moisturisation has to be an essential part of your grooming routine. You cannot miss this part, even when you are staying indoors. We recommend the Argan and Mint Beard Creme by The Man Company that moisturises facial hair, reduces itch, and provides nourishment and styling benefits for all types of beards, no matter what the length is. In fact, argan acts a protective cover for your beard against environmental damage, while mint extracts make your beard smell incredible and have a cooling sensation on the skin. The other thing we love about the product is it doesn't add any weight or greasiness to the beard, and trust us, it's a great thing to have especially during summers. Buy the product here. 4. Style It! Qtrove.com Everyone loves to style their beard before they head out. What product you use in the process determines your beard health and growth. We recommend the Argan & Geranium Beard Wax that has toning benefits and encourages beard growth. Besides, argan moisturizes the facial skin and adds a light-weight shine and perfect softness to the beard. Buy the product here. 5. Don't Forget The Sunscreen Qtrove.com A good, healthy beard depends on a good, healthy skin! Make sure every time you step out, you apply sunscreen. If your skin is sunburnt, it affects your beard too. Our go-to product is this Sunscreen Lotion by The Man Company. The product is formulated with sea buckthorn oil and wheat germ oil - both known for their healing properties that shield you from tanning. Buy the product here. You're all set now. And, the good news is all of this took only about 8-10 minutes of your life. Pretty amazing, right? The other good news is since you are using all-natural products in this process, you are not compromising with your beard health. And speaking of conscious choices, Qtrove.com also a vast range of organic and natural products under various categories like food, beverages, home decor, fitness, body and skincare. If you're looking to make a difference in your lifestyle, start with Qtrove.com. Trust us, it has been a huge help so far!
  20. The PUBG craze made its way into this world one fine day, and our world ceased to exist as we knew it. All it took was one game, and we were left ensnared by the completely mind-blowing game that it is. However, recently, one Gurgaon dude took his PUBG fancy to new levels by scripting a PUBG-inspired advertisement looking for a potential flatmate in a posh Gurgaon locality. True, we look at numerous factors before deciding to move into a few flat, more so if it's a flat where you will be living with four or five other strangers. (c) Facebook Not only did the facilities and the offer catch people's attention with this ad, but people were also thoroughly impressed with how the guy had incorporated elements of PUBG into the advertisement, making it an instant hit with the players. Posted on a FB group called 'Flat and Flatmates', the dude listed out a number of crucial details for a potential flatmate calling their home the 'Battleground' and stating that there are no restrictions (such as muting the audio) for anyone looking to move-in. (c) PUBG People, especially gamers and fans, have responded positively to the creative ad. People have even gone on to call it one of the best ads on the group. What an innovative way of exploring the PUBG fever. We'd sure want to check out the place. What about you?
  21. Keeping up with the latest accessory trends can be quite a task, and we're with you. Luckily, this season, the fashion trends have changed for the better and paying attention to details can now prove incredibly rewarding. Get ready to ditch your beaded wristbands and woven belts for these accessories that are all set to maximise your style. 1. Silver Cufflinks © Pexels Dear men, stop bringing out your age-old pocket squares to go with your suits. It's time to take a detour from 'boring' by adding a pair of silver cufflinks to crank up your attire. Understated, and thus subtly charming, these cufflinks will go with almost all colours of your shirts. To show you how confident I am about this tip, feel free to put the blame on me if it doesn't work. 2. Baseball Cap © Twitter Considering how quickly sporty styles have invaded most wardrobes, why not give baseball caps a chance to preen your look? These round brimmed version in muted tones with subtle branding might be just the push you need to go from 'meh' to 'dayum'. The trick here is to dovetail the trend with all your off-duty ensembles and fully commit to it. 3. Waist Bag © Trademe.co.nz You may not think much of your girlfriend's precious little sling bag, but it might just turn out to be a vital part of your vacay. An option that's inexpensive, a waist bag (not a fanny pack) is a good enough approach for you to set a new high. Also, the fact that it easily stocks your stuff as you head out doesn't hurt. The best part? It's not too beyond your comfort zone, and you no longer need your GF for it. 4. A Reversible Belt © Esquire A sartorial deviation from everyday wear belts to an option that doesn't wear down your budget, reversible belts have come a long way. It stands by virtue of its nature to suit any outfit. No more fretting about the shirts or tees you have in your wardrobe. Be it teal, burgundy or salmon pink, this belt type does a good deed for all. 5. Vintage Eyeglasses © Haircutinspiration Splurging on eyeglasses is not a decision made lightly, especially when, thanks to the digital world, there's a style or two for every face type. We've had our eye on vintage eyeglasses that are, besides being unapologetically fashionable, a fail-proof way to enhance your routine attire.
  22. After making an indelible mark in South, Rakul Preet Singh is now all set to conquer Bollwyood. Her recent film, 'De De Pyaar De', has hit the screens today and positive reviews have already started to pour in. In the trailer, you would see Rakul play the role of Ayesha who is in love with a 50-year-old man. The actor believes in what Aristotle said: "Art is an imitation of life". According to her, the movie is trying to normalise something that is already very normal. MensXP got a chance to meet Rakul while she was promoting the film in the capital city and we tried to know her understanding of the modern-era relationships and much more. We asked her that after the trailer was launched, people found the idea of a 26-year-old Ayesha dating an older man very progressive. On this, she told us, "I think that was something I liked about the script. They are normalising something which is already very normal. Films always resonate what's happening around and the times that you are in. We see so many successful relationships around with a considerable age gap. The film puts everything together so beautifully that makes it for a good watch and the emotional curve that the characters go through in the film will make people think about it." View this post on Instagram Mukhda Vekh Ke Out Tomorrow! Stay Tuned.. @ajaydevgn @tabutiful #AkivAli @dedepyaarde @mikasingh @dhvanibhanushali22 @manjmusik @boscomartis @tseries.official @luv_films #BhushanKumar #LuvRanjan @gargankur82 A post shared by Rakul Singh (@rakulpreet) on May 9, 2019 at 2:30am PDT But, then there were some Twitter users who called it misogynistic and sexist. There was sort of an opinion that the trailer is nothing but two women vying for a man's attention and it disrespects women who are middle-aged. When we talked to Rakul about such comments, she told us, "Twitter is the easiest platform where people can say anything. Yes, both the female characters are very strong and I believe every character is justified to why they think the way they do. If I am 26, I think in a certain way. Everyone has the reason to act the way they do. Ajay's character is 50 and he has his own thought process and then, his ex-wife played by Tabu has her own way of handling situations." Rakul believes somewhere De De Pyaar De's success and working with stellar actors like Ajay Devgn and Tabu will help her make a stronghold in Bollywood. Did she ever feel intimidated or overshadowed by two experienced actors? Well, then the answer is NO. Stating her point, Rakul said, "Yes, they are absolutely stellar actors. I remember when Luv sir (Luv Ranjan) narrated the script to me, he told me 'if I agree to do this role people would notice me with these two stellar actors, it would be an achievement of sorts and I was like I really want to me'. This is overwhelming how people have noticed my character Ayesha and the lines I said in the trailer. There were memes on Twitter. So, I am really excited to see how things have shaped up and I never felt that I was working with two big stars. They have been extremely welcoming. It wasn't that I was intimidated but on the first day, I did think of how will I break the ice. I, of course, can't go and say, 'Hi Ajay, Wassup'. I could do that to a Sid but not to Ajay sir. But, to my surprise, he didn't make me feel like a newcomer and it all went smooth. They are very easy people to work with and that helped bring out my best performance on the screen." View this post on Instagram Shakal Se Shaadi Shuda.. Aur Harkaton Se Divorcee! ð @ajaydevgn @tabutiful #AkivAli @dedepyaarde @tseries.official @luv_films #BhushanKumar #LuvRanjan @gargankur82 A post shared by Rakul Singh (@rakulpreet) on May 8, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT The movie is about relationships and how certain dynamics can change your perception of looking at them. In the film, Rakul is seen dating someone who is way too mature than her. So what are the qualities in a man that attracts Rakul in real life? Let us tell you that she is pretty much single. "My list used to be really long and now that I have been single forever, my list is really short. I need the guy to be taller than 6 ft if I wear heels, he stills need to be taller than me because I can't look down on him. It's just my thing that I have to look up to him. The next thing is that he should have some wit and he should be able to strike a conversation. Good sense of humor doesn't kill and the top floor should be functional (laughs). He should have some passion and a drive to life. He should be able to identify who he is. When he himself is aware of who he is, he would be able to value the people around him. For me, just the good looks won't ever be the criteria. He should be the one who can engage me with his conversation for hours," Rakul told us with a smile on her face. View this post on Instagram â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ @dedepyaarde promotions for #kapilsharmashow in @papadontpreachbyshubhika Earrings @azotiique Shoes @charleskeithofficial Makeup @ajayvrao721 Hair @aliyashaik28 Photographer @venurasuri Styling : @tanghavri @nidhijeswani A post shared by Rakul Singh (@rakulpreet) on May 3, 2019 at 11:50pm PDT We stay in an age where social media is dominating us and somewhere, the whole idea of a true relationship has become a passe. We asked Rakul if she believes that loyalty and commitment are two solid grounds in a relationship. Answering to our query, she said, "Every relationship has a different dynamic that they follow and I feel I am someone who totally believes in love and this is probably the reason I am single. I feel that in today's time people have misused the term love so much. I think love is misunderstood to be holding on to someone. These days people have become control-freak and it's all zeroed down to posting pictures and telling the world who my boyfriend or girlfriend is. It has made everything so fake and somewhere, the real meaning of love is lost. For me, as Rakul I believe in love. It takes away your stress and when at the end of the day when you go back to the man of your life, he would be my comfort zone." In the end, we asked her what would viewers expect out of the movie and her character. "They can expect a good family entertainer. They have seen me like this and through this film, I think people would see my different shade," Rakul said and signed off. Are you planning to watch 'De De Pyaar De'? Let us know in the comments below.
  23. In what has arguably been a spectacular year, the football season - comprised of prominent leagues and tournament - is nearing its fitting end. We've seen the likes of Barcelona lifting the La Liga trophy for the 26th time, Juventus clinching their eight successive Serie A title and Kylian Mbappe's hat-trick powering Paris Saint-Germain to Ligue 1 triumph this season. Also, the football fans were recently treated with Manchester City's thrilling Premier League title triumph that was decided on the final matchday of the season. Following the EPL suit, this year's Bundesliga title is also set to go down to the wire as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund (two-points adrift at the top) seek one final win to lift the trophy in the last round of matches on 18th May. And then, there is that big UEFA Champions League final in Madrid that will see English giants Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur locking horns for Europe's biggest trophy on 2nd June. But, while the highly-anticipated clash is still a few weeks away, the fans would be happy to update themselves on the latest list of most valuable and strongest football clubs in the world. © Reuters Putting some of the world's biggest football brands to test, Brand Finance has come up with this year's 'Football 50' - list of top football club brands. Taking into account a number of metrics (both financial and non-financial), the world's leading independent brand valuation consultancy firm has revealed the list of Top 50 most valuable and strongest football brands. Real Madrid might have crashed out of the Champions League and lost the La Liga trophy to arch-rivals Barcelona, but they have the title as the world's strongest football brand in 2019. With a brand value of 1.646 billion euro, the club is ahead of a peer group of a billion-euro-plus brands that includes Manchester United (€1.472bn), Barcelona (€1.393bn), Bayern Munich (€1.314bn), Manchester City (€1.255bn), and Liverpool (€1.191bn). The six clubs account for over 40 per cent of the overall brand value in the Brand Finance 'Football 50' ranking of the sport's most valuable brands, underlining the concentration of wealth and the creation of a set of 'super clubs'. They are followed by Chelsea (€968mn), Paris Saint-Germain (€914mn), Arsenal (€885mn) and Tottenham Hotspur (€758mn) to complete the top 10 spots on the coveted list. Los Blancos Reign Supreme © Reuters Real Madrid have shown this year who truly reigns supreme in the world of football. They triumph not only as the most valuable and strongest brand but their enterprise value and stadium are also ranked second to none. The club returned to the top of Brand Finance's ranking after almost a decade since it last held the title in 2010. The club's brand value has grown 27 per cent since last year, an increase partly attributable to the club winning a fourth UEFA Champions League in five years in 2018. The club had become the first in the world to break the €750 million barrier in revenues in 2017-18. Their commercial monies totalled €356 million, close to 50 per cent of overall revenues, making them the highest generator of cash from this income stream. Real Madrid also possesses the strongest football club brand, with a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 95.5 out of 100, marginally ahead of their fierce rivals Barcelona (BSI 95.4). Malaise In Manchester © Reuters Real Madrid's return to the top has pushed Manchester United into second place, as the Red Devils' brand value declined for the first time since 2016, from €1.562 billion last year to €1.472 billion (a 6 per cent drop) in 2019. Manchester United have disappointed in recent years on the playing field both in the Premier League and in the Champions League. Public perceptions of the brand have deteriorated as United ranks only 18th among the sample of the world's top clubs with regards to “playing exciting football”, as revealed by Brand Finance's original fan research. In the 2018-19 season, the club reached the quarterfinal stage of the Champions League but were easily beaten by Barcelona. Moreover, they failed to qualify for the 2019-20 competition for the third time in seven years. Such underperformance for a club accustomed to perpetual success in the Sir Alex Ferguson years is reflected in its revenue generation. Although total revenues remain among the highest, income from commercial and matchday activities has slowed up and TV income declined in 2017-18. To a certain degree, Manchester United have been cast into the shadows in their domestic market by neighbours Manchester City, who won the Premier League in 2018 and 2019. Spurs Race Ahead © Reuters Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are flying the flag for English football this year having reached the final of the UEFA Champions League. Both clubs improved their brand value by 20% to €1.191 billion and €758 million respectively, the highest growth rates in the top 10 after Real Madrid's 27 per cent and Paris Saint-Germain's 21 per cent. Tottenham in particular continue to win plaudits for their commitment to a progressive style of football and youth development. While their new 62,000-capacity home ground was being built, Tottenham were playing at Wembley, which provided the opportunity to grow matchday revenues. Their new stadium should enable them to maintain momentum in this income stream as well as monetise new state-of-the-art facilities through other non-football events. Their financial position was highlighted by record post-tax profits of €131 million in 2017-18, but their success in Europe in 2018-19 should allow the club to further invest in its playing resources and strengthen their ability to compete at the highest level. Wolves Wander Up The Ranks © Reuters While the ranking of the top clubs shows little change to 2018, one of the rising stars are Wolverhampton Wanderers, who returned to the Premier League in 2018 after an absence of six seasons. Wolves, a club with a rich heritage, ranks 28th in the table with a brand valuation of €187 million, and their impressive performance in 2018-19 and the benefits of Premier League membership should create a positive growth trajectory. This season, the club enjoyed their highest attendances at their Molineux ground for almost 50 years. Wolves are owned by Fosun International, which has close links with high-profile agent Jorge Mendes. They have leveraged these relationships to build a strong, attack-minded team of talented players as well as broaden the club's franchise in China and develop an innovative focus on eSports. The Premier Appeal © Reuters The ascendancy of Wolves and the strong presence of English clubs in the Brand Finance 'Football 50' (17 clubs in total) highlights the enduring financial power of the Premier League. The Premier's TV broadcasting revenues outstrip all the other major European leagues - €2.9 billion versus LaLiga's €1.2 billion in 2017, while commercial revenues are more than double the income of Serie A or Ligue 1. The Premier League is also the most widely followed league across Europe's main football markets, according to Brand Finance's original fan research. The Premier League is deemed to have a “superior atmosphere” and a “greater level of competitiveness” than other national competitions. However, the Premier League did not score highest on all metrics as La Liga is thought to have more “star players” and “world class clubs” than the Premier League. Brand Value By Leagues © Reuters Apart from the football clubs, Brand Finance also projected astonishing numbers in relation to the brand value in terms of competitive football leagues. There was no surprise to see Premier League right at the top of the list with a brand value of €8,683 million (a 6.9 per cent jump from last year's figures of €8,120 million). It wasn't really surprising considering the fact that it has provided all four finalists across the Champions League and UEFA Europa League this year - a feat achieved by a country for the very first time. Premier League is followed by La Liga whose brand value has been estimated at €3,998 million (a massive 23 per cent rise from last year's figures of €3,242 million) in the esteemed list. Germany's Bundesliga is at the third spot with a brand value of €3,815 million, followed by Serie A (€2,001mn) and Ligue 1 (€1,242mn).
  24. Yesterday, we came across Babu Muddrappa, an auto driver in Bengaluru who took an abandoned pregnant woman to hospital, paid her medical bills and even took care of the baby as his own, when her mother fled. We salute Babu for everything he did for the mother and the baby. People like Babu are rare to find, but not impossible and this brings us to another unsung hero of our society, Maqbool. In case you didn't know, there is a curfew going on in riot-hit Hailakandi, Assam. In the ongoing communal clashes, Maqbool, with prayers on his lips, drove his auto-rickshaw as fast as he could to take a pregnant Hindu woman to hospital. © Pexels If there was a face for the idiom, "A friend in need is a friend indeed", it will probably be Maqbool's, who helped his neighbour Rubon Das and his wife Nandita in the time of crisis. Rubon was desperately calling his near and dear ones to help him arrange for an ambulance to take his wife to hospital, "I was trying to calm my wife down saying someone will surely come to take us to hospital in Hailakandi town." Nandita's pain increased, but no help came for them in the curfew hit area. © Pexels At that time, Maqbool heard Rubon's story and without thinking twice he rushed to his residence with his auto-rickshaw. Maqbool was only worried about whether he will make it in time or not, while speeding through the roads. He said, "I was trying to comfort them…. telling them everything will be fine. But I myself was praying." Thanks to Maqbool, Nandita who was in an advanced stage of labour, could reach the hospital on time and give birth to a boy who they have now named, 'Shanti'. Honestly, there couldn't have been a better name than that. © Pexels "We need more such examples of Hindu-Muslim unity and amity," said Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli, when she visited the new-born baby and the parents. She also congratulated Maqbool for helping his friend in the time of distress. Just when we think the society has become selfish and heartless, where no one wants to help one another; some people come around and make this world a better place to live in with their selfless acts of kindness.
  25. In the world of ten-pin bowling, delivering a perfect strike is one of the most difficult things. Some might tell you it's all about the foot placement, while others would preach about the peculiar release to bowl a strike. But, no one will ever advise you to bowl with a round-arm action, akin to bowlers in cricket. Well, in one of the firsts, a man was seen bowling a strike - thanks to an unorthodox method. In a hilarious video shared on Twitter, the man, in question, can be seen preparing to bowl, but rather than following the proven techniques, he surprises everyone by bowling with a round-arm action that reminded us of medium-paced bowlers in cricket. this nigga @Thundercat got us kicked out the bowling alley pic.twitter.com/1nDZOvV3XN — Zachary Fox (@zackfox) May 14, 2019 For the first time, in bowling history probably, someone has managed to pull off something as crazy as that and still come good in the end, striking all ten pins down. With the ICC World Cup slated to begin from 30th May, it seems that the man was clearly inspired by the cricketing fever that is ready to grip the world in what promises to be a scintillating tournament.
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