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  1. Let's face it, it's hard to keep yourself from asking for that slice of pizza, or ordering more 'bhature'. Well, that's exactly why a company decided to make an electric bracelet that delivers a 350-volt shock every time you decide to splurge on junk food that you'd be better off without eating. Called 'Pavlok bracelet', this piece of wearable tech is a behavior training device that utilizes aversive conditioning. Aversive conditioning, in case you don't know, is essentially behavior training that uses negative stimuli and association to reaffirm a specific action as undesirable. So yes, it'll know when you're doing something that you're not supposed to be doing. That being said, this bracelet can be used to keep you away from not just junk food, but any bad habits that you've been wanting to get rid of. Having trouble saving money? Smoking too many cigarettes? You name it and they know. The bracelet is capable of delivering 150 shocks on a single charge, which isn't too bad for something that's capable of tracking and stopping you from doing what you're not supposed to do. It connects and pair to an app on your phone, which even your friends an family can download to keep a track of you. © Pavlok This bracelet is currently being sold online on Amazon in the US for $199. It sounds a little expensive, but we think it's reasonable considering the fact that it's designed to help you curb your bad habits and replace them with good ones that help you live a better life. We really hope they start selling this bracelet outside the US because we all have cravings that are waiting to be kicked!
  2. Yesterday's India versus Pakistan World Cup match at Old Trafford in Manchester came with its own shades of hope, expectations, disappointments and cheers. Fans thronged the stadium in huge numbers, and the stands came alive in shades of blue and green. Chants for India and Pakistan erupted sporadically every now and then, and the buzz was almost palpable on our side of the screen. © Twitter But amidst the height of all that craziness and raging levels of adrenaline owning to the India-Pakistan cricket rivalry, a couple's thoughtful yet meaningful jersey is going viral on Twitter for the heartwarming social message it delivers. © Twitter The couple in question wore a customised jersey that has been put together by combining half of the Indian jersey along with half of the Pakistani jersey. The end result is quite eye-catching, honestly. Spotted this couple at the #IndiaVsPakistan @cricketworldcup game and was intrigued by their jerseys! Husband is from Pakistan, wife from India so both stitched up India-Pak jerseys & wore them! Both are Canadians, watching the game in England, rooting for peace #SpiritofCricket pic.twitter.com/KrUjtkjFMn — Lakshmi Kaul (@KaulLakshmi) June 16, 2019 Posted by another cricket fan named Lakshmi Kaul, she tweeted this along with the picture, “Husband is from Pakistan, wife from India so both stitched up India-Pak jerseys & wore them! Both are Canadians, watching the game in England, rooting for peace #SpiritofCricket.” The tweet has since caused a buzz online with as many as 18K+ likes! Cricket fans from both the nations came together to praise this thoughtful move. That's exemplary stuff — Nida Khan Yousufzai (@NidaYousufzai) June 16, 2019 Awwwww... ð®ð³ððµð°... in the end, Love wins..#SpiritOfCricket — Tomy Pereira (@tomygilbert2000) June 16, 2019 Very kind gesture, We must never allow politics in the sport of cricket — Mustafa Mahmood (@MeMustefa) June 17, 2019 Just brilliant to see. I want peace too. ð®ð³â¤ï¸ðµð° — Jay Deshpande (@JayDeshpande8) June 17, 2019 At the end of the day, it is just a game and must not come in the way of the peace that both nations are striving to achieve.
  3. There is no denying that Ranveer Singh is synonymous with eccentricity at its best. The 'Gully Boy' star does not leave any stone unturned when it comes to going all out for every work commitment he has. © Twitter Last evening, Ranveer was at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester to cheer for Team India, as they faced Pakistan during the 22nd tie at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He was there as much for the match, as he was to promote his upcoming movie '83, a biopic based on veteran cricketer Kapil Dev's life and India's 1983 World Cup win. © Twitter Sure enough, right from his over-the-top ensemble, with an overload of prints and oversized articles of clothing and gawky sunglasses, to the many quirky antics he pulled throughout the match, here is a list of things Ranveer did during the India versus Pakistan World Cup match yesterday, that are so Ranveer, he is trending on social media just as much as all else related to #IndVsPak. 1. Turned into a kickass anchor before the game began! Look who gave a low down of the BIG CLASH between India & Pakistan LIVE from Old Trafford before the start of the game - @RanveerOfficial himself #TeamIndia #INDvPAK #CWC19 ð®ð³ððð pic.twitter.com/NaNKOY5YEw — BCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 2019 He is good with words, no? One of #TeamIndia's biggest cheerleaders has been backing the Men in Blue and is pumped for the epic #INDvsPAK clash! 𤩠Watch @RanveerOfficial on #PhilipsHue #CricketLIVE NOW, only on Star Sports! pic.twitter.com/Ev0ONfZCGE — Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 16, 2019 2. He didn't even spare the former English skipper, who seemed as taken by Ranveer's shades as any of us. View this post on Instagram Thanks for the shades @ranveersingh !! #1983 A post shared by Michael vaughan (@michaelvaughan) on Jun 16, 2019 at 8:13am PDT 3. Shared a laugh with his ex's husband. That's no laughing matter, mind you. How many of you can pull it off with as big as a smile as Ranveer, huh? View this post on Instagram Gully Boy meets Captain Kohli ð¥ð| @realbollywoodhungama . . . . . . . . #CWC19 #TeamIndia #Cricket #GullyBoy #INDvPAK #Bollywood #RanveerSingh #ViratKohli #ICCWorldCup2019 #WorldCup2019 #BollywoodHungama #BH #PhotoOfTheDay A post shared by Bollywood Hungamað¥ (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jun 16, 2019 at 8:00pm PDT 4. Had a quick dance sesh with Sunil Gavaskar on the classic 'Badan Pe Sitare' song. 5. People cannot stop praising Ranveer's knowledge about the game, and how his commentary and post-match discussions proved it. @RanveerOfficial You are killer Man #83 #INDvsPAK #WCC2019 pic.twitter.com/ejCb80oj1O — Vivek Mishra (@MishraVivekJi) June 16, 2019 #INDvsPAK #RanveerSingh A class actor with fabulous talent in cricket. Watching his opinion and discussion with Sir Sunil Gavaskar made us speechless. pic.twitter.com/b3EIGnGCFA — Laxminarayan Singh (@Laxmina66245173) June 16, 2019
  4. There is no denying that Ranveer Singh is synonymous with eccentricity at its best. The 'Gully Boy' star does not leave any stone unturned when it comes to going all out for every work commitment he has. © Twitter Last evening, Ranveer was at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester to cheer for Team India, as they faced Pakistan during the 22nd tie at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He was there as much for the match, as he was to promote his upcoming movie '83, a biopic based on veteran cricketer Kapil Dev's life and India's 1983 World Cup win. © Twitter Sure enough, right from his over-the-top ensemble, with an overload of prints and oversized articles of clothing and gawky sunglasses, to the many quirky antics he pulled throughout the match, here is a list of things Ranveer did during the India versus Pakistan World Cup match yesterday, that are so Ranveer, he is trending on social media just as much as all else related to #IndVsPak. 1. Turned into a kickass anchor before the game began! Look who gave a low down of the BIG CLASH between India & Pakistan LIVE from Old Trafford before the start of the game - @RanveerOfficial himself #TeamIndia #INDvPAK #CWC19 ð®ð³ððð pic.twitter.com/NaNKOY5YEw — BCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 2019 He is good with words, no? One of #TeamIndia's biggest cheerleaders has been backing the Men in Blue and is pumped for the epic #INDvsPAK clash! 𤩠Watch @RanveerOfficial on #PhilipsHue #CricketLIVE NOW, only on Star Sports! pic.twitter.com/Ev0ONfZCGE — Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 16, 2019 2. He didn't even spare the former English skipper, who seemed as taken by Ranveer's shades as any of us. View this post on Instagram Thanks for the shades @ranveersingh !! #1983 A post shared by Michael vaughan (@michaelvaughan) on Jun 16, 2019 at 8:13am PDT 3. Shared a laugh with his ex's husband. That's no laughing matter, mind you. How many of you can pull it off with as big as a smile as Ranveer, huh? View this post on Instagram Gully Boy meets Captain Kohli ð¥ð| @realbollywoodhungama . . . . . . . . #CWC19 #TeamIndia #Cricket #GullyBoy #INDvPAK #Bollywood #RanveerSingh #ViratKohli #ICCWorldCup2019 #WorldCup2019 #BollywoodHungama #BH #PhotoOfTheDay A post shared by Bollywood Hungamað¥ (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jun 16, 2019 at 8:00pm PDT 4. Had a quick dance sesh with Sunil Gavaskar on the classic 'Badan Pe Sitare' song. 5. People cannot stop praising Ranveer's knowledge about the game, and how his commentary and post-match discussions proved it. @RanveerOfficial You are killer Man #83 #INDvsPAK #WCC2019 pic.twitter.com/ejCb80oj1O — Vivek Mishra (@MishraVivekJi) June 16, 2019 #INDvsPAK #RanveerSingh A class actor with fabulous talent in cricket. Watching his opinion and discussion with Sir Sunil Gavaskar made us speechless. pic.twitter.com/b3EIGnGCFA — Laxminarayan Singh (@Laxmina66245173) June 16, 2019
  5. Remember Robin Arryn? The kid who was never weaned off of Lisa Arryn in the earlier seasons of 'Game Of Thrones'? Here's a little background on this kid in case you've forgotten: Jon Arryn was like a father to Rob Stark and was the Hand of the King to Robert Baratheon. Upon his death, Catelyn receives a letter that says that Jon Arryn was murdered. This leads Ned to leave everything and head South to help Robert with his falling kingdom. This was the initial conflict on 'Game Of Thrones' which lead to the domino effect of chaotic events and thousands of gruesome deaths that lead us to where we are today. © HBO In the swan song of 'Game Of Thrones', the producers decided to give closure to the characters we had long forgotten about. Among the list was Robin Arryn and boy, do we love the glow up. Take a look: And IRL too, the actor Lino Schmidek Facioli has grown up really fine. Here: View this post on Instagram Big thanks to @cs.manning and @si.sus.dop for this sneak peak of 'Isha' a short film I had the joy of being able to take part in earlier this year. can't wait for the premiere #ishathefilm @ishathefilm #shortfilm A post shared by Lino Schmidek Facioli (@lino.facioli) on Aug 29, 2018 at 9:57am PDT And this. View this post on Instagram Is it my bike? No. Is it my cap? Sort of. Is it my #Aesthetic? Definitely. A post shared by Lino Schmidek Facioli (@lino.facioli) on Aug 28, 2018 at 2:19pm PDT Also this picture. View this post on Instagram Last day there #nofilter #brasil #praia #beach #mar #sea (photo credits to @leticiakamada ) A post shared by Lino Schmidek Facioli (@lino.facioli) on Aug 9, 2017 at 11:03am PDT And here's Twitter losing it. Some of the reactions are honestly hilarious. I guess all that breast milk finally paid off! #gameofthrones #robinarryn pic.twitter.com/cQHUOBOi4T — Lu (@forest_petal) May 20, 2019 And we agree. #RobinArryn longbottomed 𤣠THAT GLOW UP #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/FtI14b2TcI — eau de Daeguni ð¹âï¸ (@daeguni_hamjji) May 20, 2019 Robin Arryn has been lucky that way. How sad puberty didn't hit me like this. #RobinArryn #TheFinalEpisode pic.twitter.com/AHmbglGgMQ — d h a y n e (@DhayneMax) May 20, 2019 *Changing diet plan to everything milk.* Milk does the body good. #mothersmilk #Robinarryn pic.twitter.com/Ex8Krb9H7V — Val Pal (@vlara888) May 20, 2019 And lastly, arguably the only good thing that came out of this episode. The only thing I will take away from any of that is that #robinarryn grew up damn fine #TheFinalEpisode — Robyn (@bionictoaster) May 20, 2019
  6. Academy Award winner, AR Rahman is one of the finest musicians the world has ever seen, who has made the country proud at various occasions. After all, there's a reason why people by default add music maestro before his name. With his soulful music, AR Rahman has managed to touch, change and inspire many lives. Recently, one of them decided to express his gratitude to Rahman in his own unimaginable, yet heartwarming style. (c) Reuters Chanderr, who calls himself Rahman's 'biggest fan ever' recently bought his dream car, a BMW and dedicated it to his idol by inscribing his name on the number plate. The car's number plate now reads, 'I love ARR'. While sharing the images on Twitter, he wrote that he wanted the car to have his idol's name on it and further thanked Rahman for changing his life with music. @arrahman I might be your biggest fan ever. Today I bought my dream car and I knew I'd cherish it for a long time. I wanted the car to have my idol's name on it. Thank you for changing my life with your music. #ARRahman pic.twitter.com/zBC4GW0c3O — à«Chander (@chanderr) May 17, 2019 Amongst the hundreds of wishes and likes he got on his post, one was from the music maestro himself, who congratulated Chanderr for his car. He wrote, 'Mubaarak God bless' on his Instagram post and later advised him to 'Drive Safely' on Twitter. The magic moment when the man himself comments on my post :) @arrahman @arrahmanfans pic.twitter.com/tZr41IYu2v — à«Chander (@chanderr) May 17, 2019 Although we aren't sure if he can drive the car on roads with this number plate, his gesture sure is commendable. Drive safely ð https://t.co/NPkYBETTLb — A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) May 18, 2019 If there is anything more special than Rahman's music, it is his fans who at times go to extreme lengths to prove their love for him. According to reports, Rahman is currently busy promoting 'Le Musk', his directorial project, at the Cannes Film Festival. He is also busy with his project '99 Songs', a movie that Rahman is producing and stars debutant Ehan Bhat in lead role.
  7. Dheeraj Dhoopar is more than just a boy next door. He's popularly known for his acting in the serial 'Sasural Simar Ka', and 'Kundali Bhagaya'. Previously a model, Dheeraj Dhoopar is going to now be seen on TV in the new show 'Dance India Dance' as the anchor of the show. DID is one of the biggest Indian dance reality TV shows. The Indian TV scene is in a flux right now with brilliant actors and never before seen creativity taking centerstage. Dheeraj Dhoopar comes in the category of actors with stellar acting abilities who dazzle onscreen (he's so versatile he can romance a fly also) and off-screen with his stunning fashion sensibility. So here are five times Dheeraj Dhoopar dazzled us with his killer style. 1. Confused on how to work the denim on denim? Exhibit A, courtesy Dheeraj Dhoopar. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 2. When in doubt, one should always layer. If however, you're confused on how to pull off monochrome layering, take inspiration from here. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 3. Sunglasses should be your arsenal to protect you from the harsh rays of the sun but make sure they're not boring by picking a versatile design that suits your face cut. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 4. Leather jackets are a wardrobe staple that every man should invest in. In Winters, they come in handy when you have an impromptu date night. © Dheeraj Dhoopar 5. Men who are willing to experiment with colours and prints stand out from the crowd rather easily. Take a look at this quirky two piece that suits Dhoopar's frame seamlessly. © Dheeraj Dhoopar
  8. We're still a few days away from the official launch of the new OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, we already know pretty much everything about the phone, including its pricing. Yes, we just learned that the OnePlus 7 Pro will retail in India for a starting price of Rs 49,999 for the base variant of the phone with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. You will also be able to pick up the variant with 8GB RAM and 256G internal storage for Rs 52,999, or you can go all in and get the high-end variant with a whopping 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage for Rs 57,999. Exclusive: Here's the #OnePlus7Pro India Pricing: 6GB+128GB: â¹ 49,999 8GB+256GB: â¹ 52,999 12GB+256GB: â¹ 57,999 Disclaimer- Prices MAY change before launch under some circumstances and I can't be 100% sure about such leaks.#OnePlus7 Pro #OnePlus7Series #OnePlusIndia pic.twitter.com/Rgo2oD8kpA — Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) May 4, 2019 The prices are a bit high compared to the previous OnePlus smartphones, but that's not really a surprise considering the fact that we are talking about the Pro variant of the phone here. There's no information about the prices of the regular OnePlus 7, but we think it'll comparatively cheaper. As always, it's worth pointing out that these aren't the official prices confirmed by the company. These prices were put out by Ishan Agarwal, a noted leaker with a good track record. But even he tweeted the pricing with a disclaimer, so we suggest you take it with a pinch of salt. By the way, he also noted that the OnePlus 7 Pro will be available in Mirror Grey, Nebula Blue, and Almond color variants. The new phones, as mentioned earlier, will be officially launched in a couple of weeks time, so stay tuned for more details.
  9. Now that 'Avengers: Endgame' has made it to the list of top ten highest-grossing films of all time, it's safe to say that the movie has already made a dent in the box office. But if that wasn't a big deal for you, then here are some mind-boggling figures that tell us how much “The Avengers” earned from the flick. The folks over at the THR managed to get a hold of some classified info and they've revealed how much the Avengers stars have earned from the movie. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Avengers: Endgame (@avengers) on Mar 26, 2019 at 10:12am PDT Robert Downey Jr., who played the role of Iron Man for over 10 years to become the face of the franchise, is said to have walked away with the fattest paycheck of about $75 million for Infinity War, which roughly translates to over Rs 524 crores. Yes, Downey has apparently signed a unique financial negotiation with Marvel to 'receive backend profit on the series'. If that wasn't enough, Downey is said to have earned as much as $5 million per day for a three-day work schedule on 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth, who signed a five-year deal with Marvel Studios in 2010 for the role of Thor is said to draw a salary of $15 million to $20 million (Rs 140 Crore). Captain America, played by Chris Evans, apparently renegotiated his deal with the studio before Endgame, and his pay scale is also said to stand between $15 million to $20 million. © Marvel Scarlett Johansson is also said to be drawing figures in the $20 million range for her role of Black Widow in the MCU. She'll soon be starring and producing a standalone Black Widow movie. As for the other MCU stars, the bonuses and earnings are structured around the franchise's box office run. While we don't have the complete picture in front of us, these figures give us an idea of how much each of these stars are drawing from the franchise's popularity. Things are only going to get interesting in the MCU, as a lot of these characters will return for shows that have been planned for Disney+.
  10. Mark Ruffalo and Avengers spoilers go hand in hand. I'm sorry, but he has brought the title of 'King of Spoilers' upon himself. Well, actually, he shares that with Tom Holland, to be honest. As Robert Downey Jr puts it, he is a repeat offender and has accidentally revealed so much more than he was supposed to so many times. But, it has always somehow worked in his favour, keeping him from 'getting fired' from Marvel aside. We can talk about the various occasions he let something out about these million-dollar movies - and we will, everyone wants to see Mark's greatest hits - but the biggest faux pas has to be the 'Thor: Ragnarok' incident. In case you don't remember, Mark genuinely gave out spoilers when he forgot to end his Instagram Live right as the movie started at the premiere. That was one of the best and the worst and the most hilarious things ever. He's talked about the immediate reaction to this before when some from Disney had to come and tell him to shut off his phone. Well, looks like he'll never leave it behind because even the Avengers are still talking about it. Recently, the OG Avengers and Kevin Feige sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about 'Endgame' while not actually talking about 'Endgame'. Scarlett Johansson talked about how much this press tour was stressing her out, she said, “I'm gonna have PTSD from this [press tour.] I mean, honestly, it is so stressful. At the end of every day, I lie awake at night and I think about all the things I almost said. It gives me panic.” But, obviously no one knows that stress like Mark and he made sure to tell that to everyone. At that point, RDJ called him a “repeat offender”, but Mark's been to reeducation camp now, apparently. Then the conversation drifted to Mark talking about the biggest thing he has spoiled and Ragnarok won because “that was the one that got him the call from up high.” But, Chris Hemsworth came to his defence. He said, “Wait, wait, that was actually genius! There might be some strategy there, because [the audience] laughed so hard during that [footage]. All [viewers] could hear was laughing. They went, “It must be good!” Even Mark agrees that it was some of the best unplanned promotion ever. He said, “It sort of turned around on me because when I came to work on Monday [on the set of Endgame] everyone ran up to me. I thought they were coming to scream at me — Barry, he threw his arms around me. 'That was genius! We got more press than we could have possibly paid for!'” Well, all's well that ends well? I mean, Marvel will probably still not trust Mark completely and that's understandable but it's great that he got to see a silver lining to this debacle. Good for you, Mark!
  11. People didn't wait for their exam results as desperately as they are waiting for the final season of 'Game Of Thrones' to drop. And with each passing day, the wait is only getting harder. © HBO While season 8 is still a few days away, the GOT fever arrived early for Mumbaikars all thanks to the Aarambha Dhol Tasha Pathak. On Saturday, people in Maharashtra and most parts of the country were submerged in the celebrations of Gudi Padwa. So was the Aarambha Dhol Tasha Pathak but in their own way. How? By making everyone groove to the beats of dhol-tasha with 'Game Of Thrones' music in the background. © YouTube Who could have thought of playing dhol to the intro track of GoT, on Gudi Padwa? Well, this group did and their performance gave goosebumps to everyone, including the people who watched it on the internet later. © YouTube The band is famous for their energetic performances during Ganesh Utsav, Makarsankranti, Navratri and more. And this time, they chose to surprise everyone with their GoT performance and we're glad they did. The video's description reads, "Aarambha dhol tasha pathak performing on (Game of Thrones) in Dombivli Gudhipadwa shobhayatra with fusion of traditional instruments #Bulbul (Benjo) and Dhol Tasha." Desi fans are so impressed with this cover that some even joked that they want Daenerys to do Lavni while fighting the White Walkers.
  12. AR Rahman is a great musician and composer, no one can deny that, but he may have missed the mark on his latest release big time. The 'Avengers Anthem' dropped yesterday and well, turns out it was the biggest joke this April Fool's day. From not being able to differentiate it from, say an IPL song, to just basically the entire desi fandom being so disappointed, I would just like to say, 'Avengers: Endgame' deserved better. Some people are still convinced that the song was just an elaborate prank for April 1st and the real song will come out soon because let's be real, this can't be it. People on Twitter are not holding back when talking about how much they actually hated this 'Avengers Anthem' and who can blame them? After listening to "Avengers Anthem" of A R Rahaman Me:- pic.twitter.com/7kSeEMyhiV — Rahbar Raza (@RbRaza007) April 1, 2019 It better be. That Avengers anthem by AR Rehman is an April Fool's joke, right? — Shriti ð¼ (@Zugambi) April 1, 2019 Okay. Cringe-worthy......ARR lost it completely....song is nothing special to marvel .....@Russo_Brothers @arrahman #MarvelAnthem @MarvelStudios — Vivek Swaminathan (@thetreadster) April 1, 2019 Drop the real one. Haha.. nice April Fool joke.. you got us ðð Now release the actual anthem.. — Vinit Tibrewal (@vinittibrewal) April 1, 2019 Another comparison. I was looking forward for this anthem.. But it Sounds like upcoming elections promo.. ð #generalelection2019 — Sandesh Sawal (@sandeshsawal) April 1, 2019 Here's hoping. After listening to this Thanos will wipeout the remaining half of the universe ðð#MarvelAnthem — suru (@nomad_soul_) April 2, 2019 It's not a sports event. Someone pls add a dislike button on Twitter. I survived no longer than the first 30 secs of the song. For someone who has been reading Marvel comics for almost 15 yrs, this is the opposite of special. @Russo_Brothers c'mon guys !!! This is a world cup anthem, not Avengers. — Saptarshi Chatterjee (@Saptarshi8290) April 2, 2019 Not a fan. That DC comment tho.
  13. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", they say. The veracity of this statement has been proven long ago, in each of our individual lives, probably even before we knew about it. As children, we used to emulate 'heroes' in our own little capacities - be it their clothing, their catchphrases, or their actions. As adults, we graduated to emulating more, that included hairstyles and beard styles. Any element of the persona of an individual who managed to enamour us, we'd want to emulate. Naturally, when the person in question is a 'national hero' of sorts, the magnetism is inviolable, resulting in nationwide 'style fads'. The latest example? The mighty 'Gunslinger moustache' of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. © ANI Perhaps the only thing that the youth of the nation has been obsessed with, to a degree that almost surpasses that of the admiration for Abhinandan's nerves of steel and his rock-solid composure in the face of lethal adversity, is his Gunslinger moustache. Young men throughout the country are thronging to salons, in a quest to embrace that one element of his larger than life persona, perhaps because it is the easiest and the quickest one to emulate. However, there is more to it than it just being another 'moustache fad'. Here are 3 reasons why: 1. People seek inspiration, even when they don't consciously search for it. We all want a hero in our lives - someone we can look up to, someone who can lead us. Our not-so-latent hubris might prevent us from owning up to the fact, but our actions do testify. When Abhinandan was captured, the outpouring of sentiments throughout the nation was perhaps the most non-manufactured, genuine display of emotions we have witnessed in a very long time. Under such a scenario, young, impressionable minds will naturally want to be a part of that narrative, in their own, personal way, that's conspicuous in its own right. The moustache probably was the easiest route to that. © ANI 2. The Wing Commander has returned home, safe and sound, albeit a little shaken. However, the calamitous situation of his capture brought out that rare, all-encompassing surge of patriotism - one that took over the youth. How do you pay homage to the bravery of a soldier who stared death in the face and emerged victorious, while maintaining a dignified composure, and in extension, upheld the pride of an entire nation? The best way is to inculcate a part of that bravery within yourself. Perhaps, an apt symbolic representation, or rather, the first step to a grander scheme of metamorphosis, is etching his moustache on your very face and your identity, irrespective how trivial it might come across? © ANI 3. It's been a while since we, as a nation, have wallowed in the raw machismo that our Armed Forces are all about. The fact that they are the reason why the nation gets to sleep in peace during trying times such as this, is often taken for granted, and Wing Commander Abhinandan just reminded us of the reality once again. The man flew, with literally his life as a bargain, to a territory that spells death. Along with his uniform, he sported a moustache, a Gunslinger moustache at that - perhaps the greatest symbol of strength and machismo in popular narrative. If this doesn't strike a chord with the youth of the country, nothing else will. Fad or no fad, the country got an icon to emulate - a 'real-life hero' it was subconsciously searching for the longest time. No wonder, his moustache became the symbol of badassery. © MensXP The Abhinandan Gunslinger moustache is much more than a fad, because whether it is 'cool' or will 'remain in trend' is not even the topic of conversation here. The topic here is much bigger - one about inspiration, about respect, and more importantly, about finding a hero.
  14. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz, Cartoonist “I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner, Comedian “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde, Playwright “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” – Erich Segal, Author

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  15. Tennis, a perfect combination of violent action, takes place in an atmosphere of total tranquility. Arguably the most strenuous game of all has its own rulers, who keep on changing with time. Power definitely accompanies monetary benefits and tennis' biggest names are no different. 'The big three' in tennis - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - are the usual suspects when you think of any tennis-related list. But the clear off-court winner here is the Swiss Maestro who has in fact been the numero uno on this list for almost a decade and a half. Then there's also the most successful singles player in history Serena Williams. Her financial records are the envy of the town as well. But who are the others on this list? Here's a look at the wealthiest (from the past 5 years) active tennis players on the circuit: 1. Roger Federer (Rs 197 crore) © Reuters Topping the list as always, comes the GOAT, who has earned a total sum of $41 million in the last five years as prize money. Club that with endorsements and he becomes unparalleled. From Wilson to Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Lindt and the most recent one, Uniqlo - an estimated deal of almost $300 million for 10 years - FedEx keep cruising on. According to Forbes, Federer earned almost $77 million in 2018, with $65 million of the tally from endorsements and appearance fees. Unsurprisingly, his off-court earnings from marketers are higher than any other athlete. 2. Kei Nishikori (Rs 127 crore) © Reuters Surprise Surprise..!! We are sure no one expected Kei Nishikori to take the number two spot in this list. But despite on not winning too many tournaments, his endorsements get him here. With only earning $1.6 million as tournament money, Nishikori renewed deals with Asahi, NTT, Japan Airlines, Lixil and Nissin over the last 12 months. All of which are sponsors for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Sponsors would surely look forward to position Nishikori as the face of the Tokyo Games. Other sponsors such as Uniqlo, Wilson, Nike, Procter & Gamble, Jaguar and Tag Heuer are just a few of the brands that have helped him take his endorsement earnings to $178 million in the past 5 years. 3. Novak Djokovic (Rs 126 crore) © Reuters The world no.1, Novak Djokovic has earned almost $67.6 million dollars in the past five years as tournament prize money (which doesn't include this year's AO sum). Other than this, Novak swapped Uniqlo for Lacoste as his apparel brand last year, which almost earned him a kitty of $110 million dollars. On top of this, his commercial deals also include brands like Seiko, Asics, which take his earnings to a sum of $177.6 million. 4. Rafael Nadal (Rs 118 crore) © Reuters The current World no. 2, Rafael Nadal, again made a great comeback at the Oz Open this year, winning the runner-up shield. Despite being injured for more than four months last year, he managed to earn good $14.4 million of prize money, and with endorsements for Nike, Babolat, Richard Mille, Kia Motors, Telefonica, Banco Sabadell and Emporio Armani. That takes his earning to a high of $165.6 million in the past 5 years. 5. Serena Williams (Rs 88 crore) © Reuters Serena Williams, despite going on a 14-month break for her first pregnancy, is still the highest paid female athlete. Because of commercial deals with Nike, Intel, Audemars Piguet, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln, Gatorade and Beats, the highest paid female athlete has earned around $90 million in endorsements over the last 5 years. Regardless of earning just $62,000 dollars as prize money in 2018, the leading Grand Slam winner stands tall with a total earning of $123.4 million.
  16. They say a true man is shaped not only by his success, or his wealth but also by the goodness that's in his heart. It's not determined by his possessions but only if he shares them with the world for the betterment of mankind. Hollywood, for one, is blessed with philanthropists who have gone the extra mile to give back to the society to be remembered for their goodness. Here are five Hollywood icons who continue their efforts of making the world a better place, one good thing at a time: George Clooney George Clooney is well known for his engagement to stop the human rights atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan. Clooney founded the Not On Our Watch with his 'Ocean's 11' co-stars Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt, and producer Jerry Weintraub, which works to uplift the suffering populations of Sudan. His charity has donated millions of dollars to help those suffering in the region. Clooney was named the United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2008, to help raise public awareness, and support for the U.N's peacekeeping efforts around the world. Hugh Jackman The Wolverine star started The Laughing Man Foundation, which through its chain of coffee shops, supports coffee farming communities across the world by investing in programs that focus on health, growth, and success for coffee farmers and their families. Started after a promise made by the star to his friend, an Ethiopian coffee farmer, Dukale and his family, the Foundation works for supporting the production of sustainable coffee and communities associated with it. Leonardo DiCaprio Since 1998 The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has been working to protect threatened ecosystems with a focus on Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation and Climate Change. With over 50 million followers, the star's impactful work was recognized when he was designated as the United Nations Messenger of Peace for Climate Change and received the 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award. Following the notion of great deeds, here's a striking video by Seagram's 100 Pipers Music CDs, that reminds us that the greatest legacy one can leave behind, is an act of goodness – an act that makes the world a better place. Matt Damon Actor-producer-screenwriter, Matt Damon started H2O Africa in an attempt to mitigate the water crisis in Africa and gather support for clean water programs in critical areas. His organization merged later with Water.org that focuses on providing clean water to underprivileged across the world. He is also an ambassador for ONEXONE, a non-profit foundation committed to supporting, preserving and improving the lives of children. Will Smith The MIB star with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation to benefit inner-city community development, youth educational projects and underprivileged children and their families. He has also supported several charitable organizations that work in South Africa. Heartwarming, isn't it?
  17. In a one of a kind incident, the first of five ODI matches to be played between India and New Zealand was temporarily halted as the setting sun was adversely impacting the batsmen's sight, causing them discomfort. Meanwhile in Napier...#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/3p5j18O3hg — ICC (@ICC) January 23, 2019 "The setting sun is directly in the eyes of the batsmen. So we got to consider the safety of the players, umpires. So we have decided to suspend play until conditions improve. This is the first time in my 14 years that I have seen something like this happen on a cricket field. Good news is we have 30 minutes extra time. We are hoping to be back in 30 minutes and it will still be a 50-over game," umpire Shaun Haig explained. The problem seems to be with the orientation of Napier's McLean Park cricket ground in which the wicket runs from East to West unlike a typical pitch running from North to South. After the match, when Bill Dalton, Mayor of Napier was asked about the uncanny incident by local press, he said: “To be absolutely honest with you, my view is that these guys are sportsmen who play outside. If they get a bit of sun in their eyes that's part of the game.” “It's an outdoor sport and they've got to toughen up… It's all a bit weird to me,” said the unsympathetic mayor. To be clear, the mayor was not targeting the Indian cricketers in particular. The decision to pause the game until sunset was that of both sides and Kane Williamson's silent agreement to the umpire's suggestion to delay the game was enough to prove the legitimacy of the issue. Clinical. #TeamIndia start off the series with a 8-wicket win against New Zealand in the 1st ODI. 1-0 ð®ð³ð®ð³ #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/P4lLKjoCvu — BCCI (@BCCI) January 23, 2019 The hold-up had little effect on the game as only one run and one over were reduced following the Duckworth-Lewis method. India won the game comfortably with eight wickets in hand while Mohammed Shami won the Man of the Match who scalded three wickets to become the fastest Indian to take 100 wickets in One Day Internationals.
  18. Have you ever been confused when your girlfriend or one of your female friends declares that chivalry is dead and yet when you do something chivalrous, they seem to be put off by it? You can't seem to figure out where you went wrong. Allow me to let you on to a not-so-secret fact then. Women want men to be chivalrous. Period. via GIPHY They just do not want a pooch (read phony gentleman), running about to please them. Nor do they specifically expect it in today's era. Being chivalrous is not a bad thing in today's love-forsaken world, as there are hardly any real chivalrous men. Stress on the word “real”. via GIPHY The important question is: Are you doing this to impress women or is it a fad that you are trying out? Then, unfortunately, that means your behaviour has passed over into being overly chivalrous, i.e., you are making a great deal out of it and it is apparent. You have officially become the “doormat” guy. Women are intelligent creatures, they can easily tell whether you are being sincere or not. A Chivalrous Lesson © Pinterest Chivalry seems to be the stuff of romantic novels and historical anecdotes. The word paints a picture of a beautiful damsel in distress, awaiting a chivalrous knight to come in and save her from the tower she has been locked in. via GIPHY Well, today's woman is no damsel in distress, nor does she wait around for a knight to save her from harm. They are quite capable of taking care of themselves. What women today are irritated of are men going overboard with the concept of chivalry, grandiose gestures with little to almost no heart in them. © Pinterest Started off as a code of conduct for Knights in the Medieval times it became a concept for the royal court affairs and a terrible amount of important manners. Chivalry was a quaint way in which a man could express his feelings to the woman he cared for through small things. A sign of substance and genuineness in a man. via GIPHY There's a lot of romanticism attributed to the word, a sense of old-world charm and dreamy notions. Victorian era novels are filled with gallant gentlemen and their courtly ways of whom the ladies seem to be a fan. Literature is filled with these men; Mr Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Mr Rochester and the list goes on. © Pinterest A perfect example of a chivalrous man in fiction would be Gregory Peck as Joe Bradley in 'Roman Holiday'. The perfect combination of chivalry and frankness. In the movie, when he has a choice to make, he puts love first instead of fame. If that is not chivalry, I do not know what is. © Pinterest In today's world, chivalry is a debatable idea. Is it essential? How do you know when it is too much? Dear fellow brothers, it isn't the 1800s or the 1950s, women can open doors for themselves, bring their own coats, have their own handkerchiefs and do not need particular help. They are independent, just like men are. © Pinterest It is the thought behind the gesture that matters. Your chivalry should come from within. It should be instantaneous; it has more to do with your personality and manners and your intention to be honourable. Chivalry is the mark of an honest man, a person who doesn't fake it. It is a much greater concept than just concerning the courting of women; it is a lifestyle. How To Know The Difference? It's easy. Scenario 1: You see a woman struggling with a big bag of groceries. You insist on helping her. She says yes. You take the bags and help her home. “Oh, what a gallant young man! Thank you for your chivalry!” © Pinterest Scenario 2: She says no. You insist. She says she is fine with it. You are still insistent, and you try to take the bags and nearly force them out of her hand, just to show that you are a good guy, this is where you have gone overboard. When the lady says that she is fine, she is fine. Leave it there. If she wants your help, she will ask for it. Life isn't a rom-com where the writers make you believe that when women say no, they mean yes or when a man likes a woman, he turns up at her doorstep complete with some over the top, grand gesture. It isn't a novel filled with ideas of an ideal lady and a gentleman, or a series where you are the hot-headed hunk with dripping masculinity and an ineffable charm, trying to win the affections of the heroine. via GIPHY Peacocking (“an extravagant show-off” for the uninitiated) is not an “in” thing, it makes you look needy and pretentious. You can go from charming to creepy in a second. via GIPHY If not that, it puts you in the dorky, nice guy category. Hanging onto their purses while they go and dance with someone else or constantly complimenting her. Seriously, women won't be interested in an over-zealous pushover because that is what it looks like. © Columbia Pictures/Mirage Enterprises Just like you find your girlfriend's nagging to be annoying; women find extreme chivalry to be the same. You might have observed that when you do something, which the lady in question can do herself, that is where they get exasperated. Of course, it is often misconstrued and misinterpreted, but this is where you need to put in work. Women might take your extreme enthusiasm to help them as a trait of cockiness. Remember that unaffected and honest help is never unnoticed. If the lady doesn't understand your genuine act of love, then maybe she isn't meant for you. Womanly Or Chivalry: Is It Necessary? The connotations of chivalry have changed over the years, what used to be a gesture of love and affection has been crassly changed into an idea in which it is expected of a man to help and save the weaker ***. The change seems to have come into effect after the World War, where the whole idea of chivalry being a sexist thing comes from. A question may arise in your mind. Why should women be treated differently? Why do they expect chivalry? Doesn't it erode the concept of feminism? © Twitter That is the precise basis of the debate. We have come a long way from the time when gender roles were strictly put down. But somehow, we are still stuck in the web of the generations gone by. Women were expected to be “womanly” as the men were to be “chivalrous”. Women were to be docile creatures and keep home. They were to patiently wait for a hero. That is what was “womanly”. Similarly, men were to fight the monster and save the lady. Today, women and men do the same things and are working towards making a world a place where they share everything equally. Equality is the foundation of feminism. If only people understood that. What's off-putting to women I assume is the tarnishing and convoluting of the term and the perspective it presents. No one wants to be perceived to be weak. It is the concept which is faulty, not you. How To Be Chivalrous? If you want to be chivalrous, be. Don't try to highlight it. We men need to understand that it isn't limited to opening doors, picking up the tab or helping your lover over puddles. via GIPHY A chivalrous man in today's world would be a man who doesn't have a problem with a female working with him or him working for her. A man who appreciates a woman's opinion. In a relationship, a man who is there when the woman needs him is a much chivalrous man than one who uses chivalry just to woo her and then forget it once the courtship is complete. © Columbia Pictures/Mirage Enterprises Don't just give her a handkerchief when she cries, wipe her tears too. Be a companion to her sorrow. A person whose charm, warmth and helping nature are not limited to any particular gender is chivalrous in the truest sense. © Twitter If you want to hold doors for her, open car doors, give her your coat when you think she is cold, hold her bags for her, go for it. Do it if because you want to, not because someone expects you to. Moreover, definitely not to be in someone's good books. It is bound to fall flat if you are not genuinely interested in it. Also, do it out of the goodness of your heart. Dear women, chivalry isn't dead. It is very much alive. Let your man have the benefit of the doubt. Give the guy a chance to be gallant and enjoy the experience!
  19. Apple recently filed its annual proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 2018 and the documents give us a full-disclosure for the Cupertino giant's finances. It includes everything from expenditures, compensations and everything else. © YouTube The document also detailed expenses such as personal security for Apple CEO Tim Cook. These expenses are included in the “other compensation,” category and a new report by Wired reveals Cook's personal security cost. Apart from a Tim Cook, the report also revealed figures for other CEOs that need protection and its subsequent costs. Apple spent an estimated $310,000 in 2018 which seems quite a lot but is nothing compared to what other companies are spending. Wired provided further details via an info-graph that cites similar SEC filings by companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Intel and others. These numbers will shock you as Apple spent the least when compared to these tech giants. Alphabet, Google's parent company spent more than double than that of Apple's. Google spent $637,538 to protect its current CEO Sundar Pichai. © Reddit Amazon spent a whopping $1.6 million to protect Jeff Bezos and Larry Ellison however you won't guess what tops the list. Facebook spent $7.3 million to protect Mark Zuckerberg, in addition to around $2.7 million protecting its Chief Financial Officer, Sheryl Sandberg. This was probably because all the negative publicity both Zuckerberg and Sandberg have received in the recent past. © BCCL Of course, we can't be entirely sure if the negative publicity was the sole reason for the Social media giant to spend so much more than its counterparts on personal security. It could be possible that Facebook spends, even more, to protect Zuckerberg as one leading industry consultant says that “Zuckerberg's personal security detail is expected to surpass $10 million this year.” If you want to know how much other companies like Intel, Oracle; you can check out WIRED'S full report to know more. Source: WIRED
  20. Grandparents. The mere mention of this word fills our mind's eye with a flood of memories featuring some of the most fun, adorable and lovable people of our life. For most of us, our Nana-Nani and Dada-Dadi stand synonymous to a secondary set of parents, who can not only school and tame our mother and father but pamper the life out of us all at once. Their gap-toothed smiles, saggy and leathery skin, as well as the greying fluff on their head, is no match to the twinkle of wisdom in their eyes and mischief laden throaty laughter. Grandparents always bring out the best in us and seem to be a part of most of our fondest memories, no matter the age. © Netflix Now imagine sitting across them on a sofa as you hear them talk about some of the most unconventional topics for the elderly that there are. From ***, size, and sexting to friends with benefits and homosexuality, you name it! As awkward and unusual as that might sound, something of the sort has already happened. There is a video doing the rounds on the internet where three adorable pairs of grandparents are talking on camera, and sharing their views, experiences and opinions on the aforementioned topics. And in all honesty, it isn't just there presence in such a video that caught our attention, but their responses on each of these distinct topics that floored us. These wise couples have no inhibitions talking from experience, and candidly tackling every question with an answer that brings such acceptance and perspective to such less talked about topics. Once you watch it, you will realise how loving and accepting their generation is. If you thought that millennials are the coolest of the lot, then get ready, because you are minutes away from having your bubble busted. On Having *** © Netflix Each one of them began their answer with a “yes, of course” and added how natural a thing it was in the same breath. And here we are, all hush-hush about the many adventures we seek between the sheets. On Matters Of 'Size' © Netflix All the grandpas were of the opinion that size matters, while the grannies couldn't really agree with it. Well, this continues to be a hot topic for debate and we shall keep our comments section open to hear your take on this one. On Sexting © Netflix Who would have thought they were very much into it themselves? But yeah, only with their partner on the receiving end. *wink* On Multiple Sexual Partners © Netflix While health risks remain a concern, most of them said it was acceptable. One grandpa was also quick to add that though “one is enough, but once is not enough”. Touche, old man! On Friends With Benefits © Netflix The verdict was, if two consenting adults decide on it, there is no harm it in! On *** Education © Netflix While one of them called it a 'no-training' natural phenomenon, others gave credit to porn magazines and Harold Robbins books. On Homosexuality © Netflix “Why oppose something where you play no role?” Good point, well made, sir. These old people, in all their wisdom, shared some great life lessons, and this video captures all the ways that make them so much more cooler than the millennials. We must take notes from their liberal and all-accepting stance, especially when it comes to something as essential and crucial as ***. They would make for perfect *** education teachers, don't you think?
  21. CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the world's largest tradeshow for everything electronics and will be starting this week in Las Vegas. All the latest products and technologies are unveiled at the event, and due to the exponentially huge number of companies trying to make a mark, we often see them take a dig at one another. This year, Apple has a strong message for Google, Amazon and a plethora of other companies who utilize user data for advertisements. “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone,” says a billboard facing the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is right outside CES 2019, and while Google and other companies actively participate at the tradeshow, Apple has always kept a distance. © Twitter / Chris Velazco Apple has also mentioned the link to its privacy website where users can better understand the data policies of iPhones. Even though the company has no official affiliation with the industry event, it sure wants to send across a strong message. The timing is even more interesting because Apple has revised its revenue forecast due to lower than expected sales of the iPhone. The statement is similar to the popular statement, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." Also, while Google's ads are filled with colours, Apple has opted for a black and white only palette, indirectly meaning it's damn serious. © Twitter / LVMonorail As far as technicalities are concerned, Apple isn't wrong with the ad. Even though iPhone's have suffered some really embarrassing bugs in the last few years, privacy is one point that always remains unhindered. iOS is crystal clear about these privacy norms and doesn't let any app or service access your data without explicit permission. Even if we ignore third-party services, Apple never "processes" your usage data to target ads. On the other hand, Google is definitively an "advertising" company and relies on metadata to feed your phone with relevant ads. Amazon too had a number of dubious moments last year with the latest case being-- Amazon sharing 1,700 Alexa recordings of a man with a stranger. © Reuters After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, even the end user is more aware of data privacy and the industry has undergone drastic changes. Companies have been trying their best to convince people their data is safe. Apple's CEO Tim Cook has also been very vocal about user privacy in recent times. He also called on tech companies to essentially to “deidentify customer data or not to collect it in the first place.” While the Apple vs Google fight will go on indefinitely, these snarky ads are surely very entertaining for us.
  22. This is one myth that just refuses to die. A layman knows a simple fact that he/she needs to exercise hard and eat good to lose weight. Though this line itself has quite a lot of loose ends, we will not get technical about it. But this simple understanding has got a lot complicated now, for most people. One stupid complication which has come out of it is the DIET: EXERCISE ratio. There's No Diet To Exercise Ratio © Unsplash There are clearly two camps, in here. First one is the group which supports exercise and claims it to be the one-in-all, end-in-all concept to a fit body. Then there is the other camp, the now dominating one, that is, the diet camp, which consists of primarily the dieticians, and some common trainers and people. For them it's the diet which matters the most. Worse, they claim that even if you don't exercise, a good diet will cover it up all. It is mainly the diet protagonists which have made these ratios of 70:30, 80:20, 75:25 etc. wherein the greater part is taken up by the diet. Now if you ask them a simple question “how did you come down to this ratio?” The answer is either a blank stare with a confused look on the face, which if you closely observe means “what do you mean by 'why'?” Or, it is a common generic answer for many such questions i.e. “everyone says the same thing.” © Unsplash Similarly, when you ask dieticians, as to where they got this stupid ratio from, they simply have no answer. This is not a scientifically designed ratio based on studies. This is simply a self-made ratio. Understand this thing, for a dietician the primary earning is through diet recommendations. If she tells you that diet is not of much importance, or is of equal importance as exercising, she has a fear of losing her customers. Because dieticians are taking money to design a diet for you, they will of course emphasize on diet more. It's their bread and butter. The ratio is always one, has been one and it remains the same. The correct Exercise & Diet ratio is 100:100. Yes, you read it right. Its 100% diet, 100% exercise & overall movement, 100% sleep and relaxation. If any of the components takes a hit in any way, the others will surely suffer. Michele Olson, PhD, professor of physical education and exercise science at Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama, US, says: “Yes, you can lose weight with diet alone, but exercise is an important component. Without it, only a portion of your weight loss is from fat — you're also stripping away muscle and bone density. Since working out stimulates growth of those metabolic tissues, losing weight through exercise means you're burning mostly fat Are 'Abs' Really Made In The Kitchen? © Unsplash If you ask me about the statement “abs are made in the kitchen”, I would like to restate it, “abs are made in the kitchen, after you return from the gym”. Diet is extremely important, and there is no doubt about this, but then lazy snob, eating less sitting on a sofa, will never ever be healthy or fit, just by being on a diet, neither can a person who is eating and exercising perfectly, survive without proper sleep and recuperation. Even the studies have shown the same, it's a complete package. Human body doesn't work in parts. Akshay Chopra, is a graduate of the National Defence Academy & the Air Force Academy, and a former IAF pilot. He is one of the most qualified health, fitness & nutrition consultants in the country, and an author of multiple books & ebooks. He is among the few in the country to have a background of competitive athletics, military training and bodybuilding. He is the co-founder of the Body Mechanics chain of gyms, and India's first research based channel We R Stupid. You can check out his Youtube here.
  23. Durga Singh's Karan and Arjun are back and showing the whole world how to spend a perfect Sunday - by watching their own movie 'Karan Arjun' together after 23 years. Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood's Baadshah and Sultan, were chilling together and walking down the memory lane, when most of us were busy watching 'Sooryavansham' for the 1234567th time on TV. Honestly, I have seen Hira Thakur drink that damn poisoned 'kheer' so many times, it doesn't even bother me any more. Film Kraft Anyway, coming back to Bollywood's OG brothers, Salman posted this video on his social media today, where he is watching 'Karan Arjun' with SRK at a party. For all those who thought that things were not fine between SRK and Salman, watch this. They are not only working on movies together, they are even attending parties together. View this post on Instagram Karan + Arjun ... fond memories @iamsrk A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Dec 30, 2018 at 2:00am PST Salman even captioned the video, "Karan + Arjun...fond memories @iamsrk." Earlier, Shah Rukh visited the 'Bigg Boss' house to promote his movie 'Zero'. Unless you were living under a rock all this time, Salman has done a cameo in 'Zero' and even shared the video of the song on social media, "Dost ke naam, dosti ke naam, isqh karne waalon ke naam, isqhbaazi ke naam! #IssaqbaaziOutNow @iamsrk." Dost ke naam, dosti ke naam, isqh karne waalon ke naam, isqhbaazi ke naam! #IssaqbaaziOutNow @iamsrk https://t.co/KpL6IInVEN — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 4, 2018 Well like people say, "Yeh Bandhan To Pyaar Ka Bandhan Hai, Janmon Ka Sangam Hai." And we are sure even the fans are loving this bromance.
  24. Have you ever heard that cardio is unimportant for gaining muscle? -Yes! How many times have you heard that cardio is important for fat loss? - A lot! Is this correct or half knowledge? Let's find out! Before we dive deep into why cardio is actually vital for muscle building, lets understand the basics of energy. Our body's energy currency/source is ATP. I'm sure you have heard this word countless number of times, starting from school's science lecture. This ATP can be generated without oxygen (anaerobic) and using oxygen (aerobic) systems. Anaerobic systems produce energy at a faster rate but it also lasts very less time approx 8-12 seconds. The aerobic system provides us with prolonged energy burning fats and carbohydrates but at a much slower pace What Most Coaches Think © Unsplash Most of the fitness coaches believe that slow paced cardio i.e. aerobic activity doesn't help much in lifting gains, as most of our lifting comprises of short bursts of movements. This is especially true if you are someone who likes to lift heavy and attempt 3-5 reps frequently, and would be thinking that your body relies more on anaerobic system. But remember, the short time nature of the anaerobic system also gets us fatigued a lot sooner which is also its limiting factor. Now that we understand the basics of energy production, let's move on to how training these two systems optimally can help us maximize muscle gains in 2019: Aerobic and Anaerobic systems act synergistically i.e. whenever an activity is performed they act together, which means Aerobic system is also involved in short bursts of activity such as lifting weights for a set or two. Ever noticed that you get breathless after doing a set of heavy squats or dumbbell presses? If yes, that can be delayed if we focus on improving our aerobic system as more of the energy will be available from aerobic systems which will help delay that burning feeling which could have helped you get those few extra reps in a working set. As the feeling of fatigue will be less you will be able to move on to the next set faster. This can ultimately help you accumulate more volume in a training session and we know that increasing volume overtime is one of the primary ways to maximize muscle hypertrophy. © Unsplash This can be very helpful for a person with a busy schedule as well, because improving your aerobic capacity will help you recover better between sets and get your training session done faster as the aerobic system helps you recover between sets by restoring ATP and phosphocreatine levels to reduce the feeling of fatigue between sets. Walking Or Jogging: How Much? This does not mean that you begin devoting a lot of time to walking or jogging. I recommend 2-3 sessions a week approximately at 60-70% Heart Rate Maximum or roughly around 120-130BPM for 20-45mins depending upon your current level of aerobic training. Sprints and interval training can also be incorporated and have been shown to improve aerobic capacity as well, but have to be monitored as they can have an impact on your recovery as they are generally more fatiguing for your joints and CNS (Central Nervous System) If you are someone who gets joint pains and aches doing cardio, you should prefer doing cardio in form of swimming, cycling or cross trainer machine. The progression should be slow over the weeks such as reducing the time for a given distance or increasing the distance keeping above variables in mind. Resting heart rate can be a good indicator of your aerobic progress and can be monitored every day upon waking up. That's it, folks! Cardio is super important not only for maximizing your muscle gains in 2019 but also to maintain a healthy heart and lifestyle Go, get on the cardio train! Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
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