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  1. 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.
  2. Black Shark 2, the gaming phone that we've been waiting to get our hands on for a long time, is finally here in India. It packs pretty much everything that you'd expect from a gaming phone in 2019 like a powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, up to 12GB of RAM and more. Let's check it out. To start with, the Black Shark 2 packs a 6.39-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2340×1080 pixels resolution. It's doesn't have a 90Hz display like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but the display takes advantage of features like “Fast Finger” and “Magic Touchh”, and has a 43.5ms response time. The “Magic Press” tech, in case you're wondering, works like Apple's 3D display, meaning you'll be able to press down harder on the display to actuate different functions. © Black Shark Internally, the Black Shark 2 is powered by Qualcomm's 7nm Snapdragon 855 chipset, coupled with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. It also features Liquid Cooling 3.0 for even improved heat dissipation. There are 2 vapour chambers and a copper plate inside the phone to keep things cool while gaming. As for the optics, the Black Shark 2 sports dual rear cameras with a 48MP (f/1.75) primary sensor and 12MP (f/2.2) secondary sensor. On the front, there's a 20MP (f/2.0) selfie shooter. The phone also comes equipped with a huge 4,000 mAh battery for which Black Shark is also including a USB Type-C 27W fast-charger. © YouTube All these beefy internals are packed inside a body that looks kickass from the outside. The company says the phone's ergonomic design resembles that of a sports car. Seriously, the Black Shark 2 looks like a true gaming phone with its curvaceous build and metal+glass design. Oh BTW, the phone also comes with LED strips on the edges and a glowing Black Shark logo at the back. Black Shark 2 Accessories In addition to the phone itself, the company also showcased a bunch of accessories to go along with it. There's a fancy cooling fan attachment and switch-style dual controllers. Lastly, you can also get an HDMI to USB Type-C cable and use the “console mode” to hook it up to, say, a TV. Pricing and Availability The Black Shark 2 gaming phone has been launched at Rs. 39,999 in India for the base variant with 6GB RAM & 128GB storage. You can also get your hands on the 8GB+128GB variant for Rs. 49,999. The phone will exclusively be available for sale on Flipkart from 4th June.
  3. The newest team that will have the honour of playing against some of the greatest names in the world of cricket such as Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan and others, Afghanistan could take the ICC World Cup 2019 by storm this June. For a squad that recorded their first Test win in just their second game, albeit against Ireland, the Afghan side is full of surprises and can not be overlooked by any of the favourites, if they wish to bring home that title with them. The Afghanistan Cricket Board did create shockwaves internationally by sacking captain Asghar Afghan a month before the World Cup, with Gulbadin Naib taking the high chair. Prior to becoming the leader of the team, Naib struggled to find himself a spot in the roster. What makes his appointment a lot more interesting is the kind of comparisons that were made between Naib and Karim Janat, the younger brother of the former skipper, and he is now no more than a reserve for the final Afghan squad. A few logical reasons that come out of giving Naib the highly prestigious spot in the team are the bowling conditions of the English pitches that are in favour of the 28-year-old medium-fast bowler and his fatal off-cutters. His ability to bat on almost any position down the batting order also adds to his resume. © Reuters A negative byproduct of appointing Naib as the skipper is the weak leadership quality at the top. Inexperienced in leading a senior team, the bowler is bound to face a little bit of turbulence, at least in the beginning, just like the 21-year-old Rashid Khan did, during Afghanistan's World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe. Even though Naib will lead the team to England and Wales, the World Cup journey of Afghanistan will major depend on Khan, who is currently the world No 1 ranked one-day allrounder according to ICC Player rankings. © Facebook/Rashid Khan 21-year-old Hazratullah Zazai aka “the Afghan Chris Gayle”, has also made a name for himself for hitting big shots in his short ODI career with the national team. A fine example of his explosiveness was witnessed by the cricketing fraternity in February when he smashed the second highest T20I total, hitting 16 sixes in a 162* run innings against Ireland. Having said that, the team's batting lineup is still a bit raw and highly volatile and in dire need of some balance. This is where Rahmat Shah steps in. A consistent batsman with the highest average in the roster in both ODI and Test formats of the game. While not a lot of people are expecting Team Afghanistan to win the World Cup championship this year, they are still more than capable of ruining the chances of winning for favourites like Virat Kohli's India or Eoin Morgan's England, especially in the 10-team format that quadrennial tournament is following this time over. Squad: Gulbadin Naib(c), Mohammad Shahzad(wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
  4. Phase 6 of General Elections 2019 is about to see the light of the day this Sunday on 12th May 2019 with 7 states going to polls. While all is well when it comes to putting our democratic rights to use by choosing to vote, we need to bear in mind some finer details before casting our votes this election season. © Getty Images Whether you are a first-time voter or happen to be an old goose, being aware of some aspects of electing our representatives is always a good idea. Right from the very basic, yet crucial requirement of knowing the candidates from your constituency to finding resonance with their respective ideologies and manifestos, it is important to keep in mind that we make an aware decision that would not only impact our society but the future of our country too. © Getty Images Here are the 5 things Indian youth need to keep in mind before casting their vote this election: 1. Employment The biggest deciding factor for every youngster who is heading out vote, should be this. As of 2018, 18.9 million Indians were unemployed in the country which is by far the highest over the last few decades. Make your decision on the basis of which party you believe is most invested in the matter and would walk the talk when it comes to providing jobs to millions of jobless Indians. © Getty Images 2. Freedom & Security Freedom to exist however we want, love whoever we want, eat whatever we want, wear whatever we want, study what we want, challenge the wrong when we see it, and much more. Look for Lok Sabha representatives who would ensure that we don't feel threatened for enjoying and employing our fundamental rights or live in fear because we know our rights. © Getty Images 3. Secularism Perhaps one of the biggest needs of the hour. Let's take into consideration the candidates who encourage pluralism and secularism in our society. Let's do away with extremities of any kind and people who propagate such ideologies within our society. India draws its strength from diversity and its willingness to welcome one and all to its golden soil. © Twitter 4. Education Education and a strong, fair opinionated disposition should be the right of every Indian citizen. Privatisation and the constant need to manipulate our education system is not to be tolerated under any circumstances. No matter which party comes into power, we must look for such candidates who would continue to keep education away from all political propaganda. © Getty Images 5. Start-Up Economy Given the kind of boom the Indian start-up ecosystem has seen in recent times, and all the promising opportunities it holds for our country and its future, we as young adults should choose someone who is willing to work on the start-up scenario, improve it and help in the growth of a start-up economy which would allow thousands to build their dreams and see them succeed. An aware decision will be the best decision you make this election.
  5. 'Love, Death & Robots' is the kind of show that introduces you to an itch you didn't know needed to be scratched. The 18 episode long NSFW anthology is the perfect show for adults with a dark sense of humour, with an adequate thirst for gore and distressing content to go with it. (No wonder they put up 'This film is for messed up audiences' right at the beginning of the trailer.) As soon as we saw the trailer, we were sweating from all the excitement, because this one screamed 'Black Mirror' because of its weird, dark, futuristic demeanour - only cooler because of all the super edgy animation. View this post on Instagram Eighteen short, sweet and lethal animated stories. Love Death + Robots lands on Netflix March 15.ï¸ â¤ï¸ðð¤ #lovedeathandrobots A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Feb 14, 2019 at 9:31am PST When it comes to animation, viewers in general associate it with lighthearted, harmless content. Well get ready for that myth to be busted, and how. LDR probably is the goriest show you have ever watched till now - when it comes to animated content (probably apart from 'Happy Tree Friends'.) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Feb 25, 2019 at 12:08am PST Another distinguishing feature of the series is the sheer variety of animation it entails. Right from the edgy Japanese style to the unbelievably realistic style of animation that you won't believe isn't real, LDR has it all, and it's an absolute visual treat. The *** scene in 'Beyond The Aquila Rift' legit looks like a clip from an adult movie, and the psychedelic hyper-reality in 'Fish Night' is mind-numbingly beautiful. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Mar 8, 2019 at 1:04pm PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Mar 3, 2019 at 11:22am PST When it comes to the stories, every story leaves us asking for more, and some promise bigger things for the future as well. For example, the ending of 'Sonnie's Edge' - the one with the fighting pit with genetically engineered monsters that are controlled by fighters - can be the start of a whole new story. The same holds true for 'Three Robots' - an edgier version of 'Wall E' in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Mar 14, 2019 at 8:50am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Mar 13, 2019 at 7:52pm PDT As far as how 'dark' the content is, episodes like 'The Secret War' (eerily reminiscent of Radhika Apte's 'Ghoul') and 'Shape Shifters' (the story of soldiers in Afghanistan with supernatural powers) take the cake. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Mar 5, 2019 at 8:54am PST What stays with you, long after you're done watching the series, are a few episodes like 'Zima Blue' and 'Good Hunting'. While 'Zima Blue' has an incredibly deep philosophical connotation attached, 'Good Hunting' is an amazing mix of Chinese folklore and the vintage steampunk genre, with a heartwarming angle thrown in. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Mar 1, 2019 at 11:04am PST View this post on Instagram The hunt is not over. #LoveDeathandRobots A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Mar 7, 2019 at 9:05am PST There is enough content for dark humour enthusiasts as well. 'When The Yogurt Took Over' is a story of when a bowl of sentient yogurt took over the entire world - and it is as crazy as it sounds. 'Alternate Histories' deals with six ways in which the world would have been different, depending on the death of Hitler, in six hilarious ways. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Mar 9, 2019 at 12:03pm PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Love Death + Robots (@lovedeathandrobots) on Feb 26, 2019 at 8:01am PST There are a lot of other exciting episodes like 'Ice Age', where a couple finds a miniature version of an ancient civilization inside their freezer, and 'The Witness', where a woman is on the run after having witnessed a murder in a psychedelic cityscape, and how it ends in an absolutely bizarre manner. The best thing about 'Love, Death, and Robots', however, is its runtime. All the episodes range from 6 to 18 minutes, which makes it a super crisp and easy watch. You can literally binge the entire thing in a day, and not feel dead afterwards. Your brain, however, will take weeks to recover from the madness.
  6. Remember those nights when you are up until 2 am? Either your favourite Hollywood movie is being aired on HBO, or you're cheering for the red devils of Manchester United or you are just about to finish the last battle of favourite war game or it can be the office work which is making you a nocturnal creature. This is one time when most people feel a craving for snacks. Even if you've had dinner at 10, you'll again start feeling hungry. Don't deny yourself the snack you need! Instead, buy yourself these snacks from Qtrove.com to keep you going through the night. 1. Fresh Chocolate Cinnamon Fudge Qtrove.com Feeling adventurous? Try this Chocolate Cinnamon Fudge. It contains freshly ground Cinnamon to tickle your experimental side and a refreshing aftertaste. This is cooked absolutely fresh and without any artificial ingredients. It has a gooey texture, it pairs with both fresh and dry fruits and a variety of ice creams, and is a fantastic option to satiate your midnight hunger pangs. Buy it here. 2. Special Coffee Chocolate Chip Tea Bread Qtrove.com Moist baked bread that includes dark cocoa powder, freshly brewed coffee, milk, and dark chocolate chips. It is slightly sweet and full of rich flavor. This one takes care of your caffeine craving and chocolate love in one shot. A must try for every coffee lover. Buy it here. 3. Crunchy Tomato Chips-Mint Qtrove.com Vacuum frying of vegetables is a relatively new process. Rather than deep frying the vegetables in oil at a high temperature, they are processed at lower temperatures. This helps in the retention of natural nutrients, colour, texture, and flavour. This also results in very low oil absorption and oil degradation. These chips are made by using high quality produce sourced directly from the farmers and are rich in taste, crispy and very low in fat. Buy it here. 4. Premium Milk Choco Chip Cookies Qtrove.com These are the treats you've been waiting for. Crisp, rich and stacked down with chocolate chips, they're just as good as the original and they're made in a devoted gluten-free baking facility. Delicious milk chocolate chip cookies purely handmade perfect for when you're hungry. Buy it here. 5. Twisted Bhakarwadi Qtrove.com Twisted Bakarwadi is a traditional sweet and spicy snack from Gujarat. This delightfully crisp, irresistible crunchy snack unmatched taste will add zest to your late night munching sprees. Buy it here. And you can find all of these wonderful products and much more at the one-stop-shop for all things good- Qtrove.com, as they make sure they deliver only the best to you. This curated marketplace exhibits and sells only natural and sustainable products from passionate sellers across the country. The products are made naturally and consciously by local sellers which intends to bring their products to the national audience. So, it's time to say bye to mass-produced and boring factory-made goods. The products are made in limited numbers, either by hand or in small facilities with individual care. Spread the good karma by embracing this ultimate shop for all things good and natural. For a limited period, if you pay using your PayTM wallet, you will get 10% cashback up to Rs 100! So hurry up and get to shopping!
  7. Spritzing perfume might seem easy. You just have to pump the bottle twice, right? Well, sorry to disappoint you, but no. You must have wondered why the fume doesn't last long and you need to wear it again and again throughout the day to smell fresh. But, what if you don't have the time? Here's what you should keep in mind while spraying perfume on to ensure it stays on for a long time: 1. Rubbing Kills The Fume © purplle That faulty application habit—pumping scent on the wrists and then pressing them together and against your neck is what creates friction that heats up the skin, which produces natural enzymes that switch the course of the scent. This affects the notes that quickly die down, far from making them distinctive. Do it right: Spritz on your wrists, wait for the liquid to sink in and don't rub your wrists against anything after. 2. Keep It In A Storage Box At Room Temperature For storing your fume, you need to factor in the detail that liquid fragrances are extremely fragile to environmental changes. Perfumes get ruined in cold to hot temperatures that make them age faster. 3. Buy Them In Small Bottles © Getty Images Perfumes should be consumed quickly. Storing a half-used bottle unused perfume on your shelf allows oxygen to break down the scent's molecules, altering its composition. 4. Lathering With A Moisturizer Helps A few hacks can carry a scent a long way. Fragrances don't last long on dry skin. You could accompany body lotion with your fragrance. The fact of the matter is that where you wear the perfume also matters. Here are the best perfumes in that market that you should know about: 1. Bleu De Chanel © purplle With citrus and woody notes, this fragrance is deep, fresh, intense, and vibrant at the same time. 2. Prada L'Homme © purplle Debuted in 2016, it's dominantly floral with prominent hints of wood, amber, and spice notes to round things up. 3. Dior Sauvage © purplle With contrasting notes of bergamot and pepper, followed by floral, amber, vanilla, and cedar for a strong but well-rounded finish. It's one of the long lasting fumes 4.Ralph Lauren Polo © purplle A heavy scent: tobacco, pine, oakmoss, and patchouli make it a Winter staple and a fume that you could rely on. 5. Calvin Klein Obsession © purplle Packed in a sensual bottle, the perfume has notes of cinnamon, amber, sandalwood, myrrh, musk, and vanilla. Obsession leaves a lasting impression. 6. Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme © purplle With notes of yuzu fruit, lemon, blue lotus, and vetiver, it's like an uplifting traditional Japanese tea for a warm experience. 7. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male © Getty Images The soft tones of mint, lavender, and orange blossom, juxtaposed against vanilla, cinnamon, and amber. 8. Hermès Terre d'Hermès © purplle Terre D'Hermès has notes of orange, pepper, cedar, grapefruit, and vetiver. More importantly, Terre d'Hermès is the base for spinoff scent: Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vetiver.
  8. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) less than a week away, passionate fans of the game and more specifically, the league, now have some serious shade thrown by former captain of the Indian cricket team at the current Indian skipper, to discuss and have quarrels over. In an analysis show ahead of the biggest cricketing league in the world initiates, Gautam Gambhir took a killshot at Virat Kohli's abilities as a captain for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). “I don't see him as a shoot captain or a tactful captain. And he hasn't won the IPL,” said the former Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain on the show. “Ultimately a captain is only as good as his record till.” Ever since the league came into existence in 2008, Virat Kohli has been a part of the RCB family. Signed under what was known as a 'Youth Contract' for a mere $30,000, Kohli slowly worked his way up the success ladder with the franchise, year by year. After being the only player to be retained by the team before the 2011 season began, Kohli was promoted to the role of vice-captain and even captained the squad on a couple of occasions when former Kiwi skipper Daniel Vettori went down with an injury. Following his success with the Indian cricket team, as he became one of the more recognised men of the game, for his exceptional batting, charged-up attitude and the knack to take challenges head on, Kohli was named the permanent captain of the RCB roster after Vettori bid adieu to the format. However, what Gambhir pointed out about Kohli's performance when it comes to IPL, has a lot of sense in it. There's no doubting the man's contribution towards Team India's ascension in international cricket. Under Kohli's captaincy, India has been great but the 30-year-old has failed to provide similar output for his Bangalore team. Gambhir also said: “There are people who have won the trophy three times - MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. So I think he has a long way to go. You cannot compare him to someone like Rohit or Dhoni at this stage...” While players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have had the privilege to host the IPL trophy in their cities for three seasons each and even Gambhir lifting the cup in 2012 and 2014, Kohli hasn't even had the opportunity to get a whiff of it. Getting eliminated in the league stages in most of the seasons, Kohli and the RCB gang has made it to the IPL Final thrice, only to be put down by Hyderabad Deccan Chargers, Chennai Super Kings and SunRisers Hyderabad in the years 2009, 2011 and 2016, respectively. According to Gambhir, Kohli should thank the decision-makers of the Royal Challengers franchise for continuing to have faith in him and letting him be the captain despite the below-average results simply because of the fact that not a lot of other players have enjoyed such trust and have been dethroned from captaincy for far less. Gautam Gambhir's final season with the Delhi Daredevils comes to mind keeping things in similar context when after a bad start to the season, his duty as the leader of the team was taken away by the team-owners and given to a rookie like Shreyas Iyer. It's sad but it's true.
  9. Just when Kangana Ranaut criticised Bollywood for not coming forth and speaking on critical political issues, the quintessential Bollywood hunk stepped up and gave his two cents on the state of affairs of the country. While at the trailer launch of his film 'Romeo Akbar Walter', John Abraham, speaking about the current tensions between India and Pakistan post the Pulwama terror attacks said: "There has to be a war against terror, not against a country, religion, religions or between religions. I am very clear in my outlook. I (will) probably get picked on, but I am not going to sit on the fence and say 'this audience will like it, that won't." © Twitter He also added, unlike other actors, that he's never going to shy away from voicing his opinion. "There has to be a war on terror. It has to be over and done with. That doesn't mean you have to fight with another country. That doesn't mean you have to stereotype people." He was asked if actors are obliged to make political comments, to which he said: “Yes, if they are politically aware. Kangana is very politically aware and she has got a voice. I think you must take a stand if you are politically aware. But you shouldn't be stupidly talented. You can't be an idiot, who knows nothing about which country lies where. If you don't know what's happening from Bihar to Syria, then you should shut up and smile and show your mug that you have done so much work on. Don't talk.” © Pinterest While the actor believes other actors should not talk or comment about politics to simply 'trend', he encourages more people to come forward and talk about the grave situation at hand. We believe John has a point to make, because the country idolises the Bollywood fraternity to an extent and if they come forth and share positive opinions, which do not propagate war and violence, then it definitely reflects well for the rest of society. We all have an opinion but voicing something that's beneficial for the nation and its people should definitely be put forth out and loud. © Indiatimes While talking to the press, John also spoke about his new espionage thriller 'Romeo Akbar Walter', directed by Robbie Grewal. The film also features Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff and Sikander Kher. Since the film does talk about Indo-Pakistan relations, everyone in the film is aware of the current situation and has an opinion on it, said the 46-year-old actor. “We are stereotyping people, that's probably the most dangerous sign. It shouldn't happen. But that's the way the world is functioning today.” He added. The film is scheduled to release on April 5th. © Twitter Watch the trailer here While more famous personalities are coming forward to express their opinion on the situation at hand, we only hope the tensions die down slowly and peace is accepted by both the parties, shortly.
  10. You obviously want to always smell good down there, but there will be times when you probably won't, particularly at the end of a heavy day. However, if not smelling good down there is a regular occurrence you should check this out. ( https://www.mensxp.com/grooming/wellness/50404-how-to-smell-good-down-there.html ) Alternatively, if you find your underwear stinking constantly, then here's what you can do about it. 1. Always Choose Cotton In terms of the fabric for your briefs, always choose cotton. Other synthetic fabrics not only have a tendency to stink more but can also produce rashes and become a breeding ground for bacteria. If you find yourself itching your balls too often, you should read this. ( https://www.mensxp.com/grooming/wellness/50566-how-to-get-rid-of-itchy-balls-or-jock-itch.html ) 2. Don't Reuse Your Underwear Instead, wash it. Have at least seven pair of underwear in your wardrobe so you never have to reuse your underwear again, Make sure you're washing and never using reused underwear. © Getty Images 3. Clean Up Well After taking a leak, a few drops might end up wetting your underwear and subsequently making it stinky. Clean up well by making use of the tissues in the washroom. Don't just stare at them. © Getty Images 4. Washing The Underwear Well Make sure you're washing the underwear well. If you find that the washing machine efficacy barely amounts to anything, wash them yourself on hand. This helps in making the washing more effective. © Getty Images 5. Get Rid Of Your Underwear After Six Months After six months, your underwear is probably worn out already, get rid of it. You need a change of underwear every six months so that you don't drag around briefs are already worn out and destroyed. © Getty Images
  11. Whenever it comes to styling outfits be it formal or casual wear, every little detail matters. Your outfit can be one to remember or a hit-and-miss, all because it wasn't accessorized well. Accessories like your belt, socks, jewellery, shoes play a vital role in taking an outfit from basic to next level. Accessories are often taken as an optional thing when it comes to putting an outfit together. Often we don't realize the errors that we make while matching one's accessories. Such a minimal step can transform your whole look and be the difference between a plain old meeting and a kickass first impression. Here are 4 guidelines one must consider sacred when it comes to matching accessories: 1. Match Your Belt To Your Shoes © Instagram @kartikaaryan Let's start with accessory basics, shall we? Most men know this rule already but do they actively consider it while dressing up? Here's why this is a crucial step in accessories. You need to match your belt to your shoes. Like a black belt, shoes should be worn with black shoes, a brown belt should be worn with brown footwear. Making the look uniform in colour keeps the aesthetic on point and makes you look professional. 2. Select The Right Tie © Instagram @ishabhansali Matching one's tie to their outfit is an essential step. Any old tie thrown on a shirt wouldn't compliment your outfit unless it goes with the colour scheme of the look. The right tie should stand out but have some elements of the theme of the outfit. Be careful while choosing a printed tie and remember to go for darker colours as they are more versatile. Also, your pocket squares should match your tie in some way or the other. Be it the same colour, print or pattern. 3. Matching Metals Is A Thing Too © Instagram @alifazal9 Yes. You read that right. Be it the frame of your glasses, watch, cufflinks or belt buckle, metals play an important part in making your outfit look as coherent as possible. Make sure it's all from the same metal family as shiny objects draw attention and are easily noticeable. This step would add finesse and symmetry to your outfit. Mind your metals, lads! 4. Choose The Right Sunnies © Instagram @vickykaushal09 Sunglasses are not just for the sun, they contribute an extra layer of style to your outfit. Choose your sunnies according to the setting you're planning to wear them in. The tint of your sunglasses should compliment the colour scheme of your outfit and make you stand out. Choose a rectangle or an aviator in a light tint for formal occasions and reflective sunglasses in a round or wayfarer style for more casual outings. See? It's the little details that separate boys from men.
  12. India is a country where cricket is considered nothing less than religion and people literally worship the game. It is a country where no matter how much you promote any other sport, it will always come under the shadow of the game of cricket It is a country where children are playing the game even in the narrowest of streets, aspiring to represent their nation. But at the end of the day, the Indian National team has only 16 spots, out of which the 11 best players get to play. And let's be very honest, not everyone can be a Virat Kohli or a Rohit Sharma. Millions of children play cricket every day, out of which about fifty thousand take it up as a profession in a good year, and out of those fifty thousand, only 16 get selected. The numbers put things into perspective, doesn't it? The cricket mania in our country is such that people leave everything to excel in the sport. They train day and night just to get into that blue jersey. Many leave their studies and every other hobby, just to focus on the game. And out of all, there are only a handful of people who get to have their dream come true. The rest have to make do with crushed dreams. The importance of studies is such that even a legend like MS Dhoni completed his degree. Even after years of getting on the field, he did complete his education, because he himself realises how imperative it is to have one. © Reuters Speaking of wise legends of the game, how can we forget our Mr Dependable, Rahul Dravid, who himself has a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from St. Joseph's College? Dravid, who has been in charge of India's U-19 squad and India A team for over three years now, has also raised his voice in favour of young cricketers having alternate career options as the drop-out rates continue to escalate. During a recent meeting with the BCCI officials, 'the wall' weighed in on the importance of working on the life skills for the budding cricketers. © ICC Tufan Ghosh, the COO of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) spoke of the meeting with TOI in his recent interview: “Dravid and the other coaches here had pointed out the need to start such a process. We are working towards formulating a structure before it is sent to the higher authorities in BCCI to get things going... Right now, we can't be teaching them like what happens in NIS, but Dravid has emphasized on life education.” Further explaining his statement, Mr Ghosh said: “Most of the cricketers these days are so engrossed in playing the game that they don't look at any other aspect of life. It has been observed a lot of these young players quit cricket by 21. Then it's a struggle for them to lead a stable life. We are looking at life coaching, internships with companies and training in other vocational courses and then facilitating jobs for the youngsters.” BCCI is further looking to rope in companies that can help them with the process. They have also planned to align with the state bodies and academies, so that if the players from different state bodies feel the need to avail the facility, then it could be done easily. Let's hope this step by BCCI proves to be a fruitful one for the coming generations.
  13. Rewinding time is not possible, but 'do-overs' are. Not many get an opportunity to right their wrong. But Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have got one where they can win over the fans with a good performance on the field. After being suspended for their misdemeanour on the popular chat show 'Koffee With Karan', the duo finally had some good news as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) lifted their respective bans with immediate effect. In its press release, BCCI claimed: “Hardik Pandya will be sent to New Zealand to join the team at the earliest and KL Rahul will join the India A squad to play the last 3 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against England Lions.” It was a much-needed step, as finalising the Indian Team's squad for the World Cup is the need of the hour. Hardik Pandya being a handy batting allrounder, can provide good depth in the batting unit and can prove to be an asset in the pace department for the team. With Virat Kohli out for the last two ODIs and the T20I series, along with Vijay Shankar not being able to cement his position in the team, the bets of Pandya making the cut for India's playing XI are really high. © Reuters And to be honest, Kohli in his past interviews has always talked about strengthening his pace attack by having three pacers. Pandya's presence would bolster the pace attack, easing the pressure on the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami. On the other hand, getting some game-time with the India A squad, KL Rahul can surely use the opportunity to rediscover his lost form and probably return to the national team just in time for the ICC mega event in England. © Reuters Following their nightmarish experience that lasted a bit longer than one would have expected, these two youngsters can now focus on their game in a bid to reclaim the love and trust of the fans.
  14. While finding true love should definitely be your end goal, there are a few things you should set yourself up for, before you go looking for it. Having mighty real expectations is the key to finding the love you truly deserve and if you don't really know what you want to find, having some solid parameters before is quite valid. Because you never know when you may find love and what you may find in terms for love, but keeping some check-ins handy before you meet someone is always helpful. © Eros International In today's day and age, we all need something to keep us grounded and away from unreal expectations from our partners. Because if we come with a set of over-the-top expectations, we're bound to be disappointed at some point in time in life. If we have a summation of realistic expectations that can easily be met by the other person, then we're definitely going to attract a healthy relationship towards us. So, in lieu of the above, here are 3 things you must do, to give up on some unhealthy expectations you may have, to attract a happy and a stable relationship and a love that lasts long: (1) Have A Set Of Priorities By priorities, I mean segregate your expectations. Especially of what you really want from your future partner. Always remember though, high expectations are different from unreal expectations. High expectations as long as are achievable should not be shelved. They're made to fulfil your needs and standards after all. Just make sure that your high expectations aren't unreal. After all, if you're sorted and an established man, you want a woman on the same wavelength and there's nothing wrong with expecting that. © AA Films (2) Set Some Boundaries Always know what you will put up with and what you won't, so you don't take your self-esteem and respect the whole hog when it's not required to. Sometimes, unknowingly, we do things that are far away from our comfort zone and we really don't need to or have to do them. We do them in order to please the other person. While you most certainly can please them, you don't have to put your self-respect at stake for it. Try not to compromise on your core values in a relationship and have a set of boundaries marked down to the T. For instance, if you're averse to infidelity and you face something like that in the future, set a boundary to never normalise it in your head, just because your partner messes up or cheats on you. © Vicom 18 Motion Pictures (3) Lock Down On Your Needs & Wants Having your core values intact and realising what they are is very important before you meet anyone you want to spend the rest of your life with. Work with tangibles in this situation. For example, if you want children, work out your views on marriage and the kind of lifestyle you want to adapt to when you find the right person. It's important you work on what you need and want before you agree to settle down with someone. Having a conversation about the same with your future partner is healthy but that can only happen if you clearly understand what your needs and wants are and you need to know them way before and be certain about them. © Zee Studios The key is not to have everything in common with your future partner. The key is to lock down everything you want to set for yourself so you and she can have a smooth life together, even if you don't have much in common. If you respect each other's choices and live your life the way you want to, you can still make a great couple and have a healthy relationship. For that, these three pointers come in handy and if you do these three things before falling in love, you're definitely sorted for life!
  15. For a man who was heavily criticised and consistently bashed for his slump in form in 2018, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made the naysayers eat their own words on the back of a prolific showing in the new year. The ever-reliable cricketer had a brilliant outing in Australia where he produced clinical batting performances that had eluded him the previous year. The 37-year-old smashed three consecutive fifties, wherein two of those paved the way for India's triumph, further helping the visitors to secure a historic bilateral ODI series win. In the three matches he played, Dhoni emerged as the leading run-scorer for India, amassing 193 runs at an average of over 190. Such was his performance with the willow that it eventually earned him the 'Man of the Series' award following India's 2-1 triumph in the series. © AP While his weren't exactly the slambang innings we once associated with Dhoni, his calculated knocks, produced on the back of great composure and temperament, gave us all a glimpse of his new role in the team. With over 10,000 ODI runs to his name, Dhoni is the kind of player that a side needs to bolster their middle-order. And, adapting himself to his new role, Dhoni continues to add value to the Indian team. Following his prolific showing Down Under, the Indian cricketer now gears up for the five-match ODI series against New Zealand. Owing to his return to form, Dhoni is likely to play a pivotal role if India intend to upset the Kiwis in their own backyard. And, ahead of the first ODI at McLean Park, the right-hander has found a new challenge - thanks to Mike Hesson. Preparing to halt India's marauding run, the Kiwis would have surely kept close tabs on Dhoni in a bid to prepare themselves for the Indian middle-order batsman. Thus, there was no surprise to see Hesson being overwhelmed by Dhoni's heroics in Australia. "Runs just shows the value of experience. Most players in the world would have panicked considering the situation Dhoni was in, but he looked calmer than anybody else. It suggests that he has been in this situation many times before and knows how to pace a chase," the New Zealand coach told Cricket Next. © Reuters "Challenge for Dhoni is going to be when the side is batting first, how hard he needs to go. In terms of chasing a total, which is still the hardest thing in cricket, he is a genius," the New Zealand coach added. Dismissed due to an umpiring error in the first ODI, Dhoni took the matters in his own hands with a much-improved showing in Sydney and Melbourne. His unbeaten knock of 54 helped his side in levelling the proceedings in Sydney, while an 87-run innings in Melbourne sealed the game and series for India. With India chasing in all the three ODIs Down Under, Dhoni was seen adapting to the ever-changing match situations and pacing his innings accordingly - something that he has mastered over the years. During a run-chase, cricketers are generally in a better frame of mind as far as their approach is concerned. But, what happens when India are batting first? How would Dhoni go about his business then? He surely doesn't have the luxury of pacing his innings according to the asking-rate. That's the challenge Hesson has pointed out. © Reuters If India bats first, Virat Kohli and his teammates will have to combine together to post a total which they feel is a competitive one. And, that is where Dhoni's presence of mind and experience will come into play as, like Hesson, the fans back home, too, would be eager to see how this old warhorse goes about his business then. It's the test of assumptions and, then, playing accordingly to aid the team's cause. A tricky, but a crucial test nonetheless. Will he take his time, again, to build the innings? Or, we'd see the explosive side of Dhoni that has eluded him in recent times? All those questions might get answered when Team India locks horns with New Zealand in the first ODI at the McLean Park in Napier on 23rd January.
  16. We already know that Microsoft and Sony are both working on future consoles and are getting ready for the next generation. There are rumours that both companies are working on multiple consoles that will sell at different prices. The next generation of Xbox consoles is set to replace the Xbox One X and will be able to offer 4K gaming natively. © YouTube It is said to have improved hardware and better graphics than the current generation. We've heard rumours of various features that will come on the next generation, however, we want to talk about certain mistakes Xbox can't afford to make in the next generation. One of them includes making India a huge part of their strategy and here's what we think the gaming company needs to do: 1. Nail The Launch Event © Reuters Gamers are very vocal and Microsoft had to learn the hard way when the Xbox One was announced in 2013. In fact, it was a disaster as it wasn't presented as a gaming machine but rather as an entertainment box. Executives failed to talk about games and other features like “always online”, DRM and other issues that had gamers concerned. Messaging plays a crucial role in getting gamers excited and that's where Sony prevailed. The next Xbox launch needs to appeal more to gamers than casual users so that it has a great ecosystem right from the start. 2. Pro-Gaming Features © Microsoft Xbox One has already become a machine that provides the best features that any gamer could ask. The Xbox Game pass makes games more affordable and also lets users play Xbox exclusive games on day 1. All for a subscription price that works like Netflix and lets players play old and new games for a fraction of full retail price. In India, gaming is already an expensive affair and this new feature will make it easier for gamers in India to get access to the latest games for a cheaper price. © Microsoft Xbox already has a huge library of old games that are compatible with the Xbox One. Backwards compatibility is crucial for gamers as we generally like to visit old games. Rumours suggest that the next Xbox consoles are said to have backward compatibility for Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles. This would definitely bring a huge advantage to the new console, as Sony has been shying away from providing a similar feature on the PlayStation platform as of now. 3. Better Exclusives © Microsoft There's no secret that Sony PlayStation 4's success had to do with better exclusive games for the consoles. With games like God of War, Spider-Man, Last of Us, Uncharted and other exclusive games made the console a huge success all over the world. In fact, Microsoft has already bought new studios to effectively compete with Microsoft, however, the platform will need a good exclusive at launch to sway gamers to the other side. 4. A Budget Xbox For India © BCCL India is going to be the next big gaming country in the world as we've already seen great success for games like PUBG in the country. Consoles are generally very expensive in India due to import duties that made it exclusive for a nice audience. Xbox can change its fortunes by making a cheaper model just for India or manufacture/assemble all consoles in India to drive the price down. Indians love a bargain which is why it has made companies like Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus super successful in India. The strategy is simple, undercut the competition with aggressive pricing. With a population of 1.3 billion and potential 200 million gamers, Xbox can capture the Indian market with affordable pricing. India is the next big destination for anything technology and gaming needs to follow suit. Rumours are already suggesting that Xbox is working on a budget console, however, we will only know for sure when the next Xbox is made official. 5. Release It Sooner © Reuters The Xbox 360 was the winner of last generation's console wars and there were two main reasons behind it. The Xbox 360 was cheaper than the PlayStation 3 and it launched six months earlier. If Xbox manages to launch the new console before Sony at E3 this year, there's no doubt it will be able to capture the gaming market faster. Do you think Xbox can make it big in India? What do you think Microsoft should do to win the Indian gaming scene. Let us know in the comments.
  17. In your twenties, chances of you spotting your first dreaded grey hair strand are very likely. The existence of a white hair strand(s) or in plural can be terrifying. The white signifies the beginning of horrors of old age and death! You might also think that white is an unattractive colour to be on one's head. Or worse, what if suddenly your crush begins to think that you're really old. But hey, before you freak out. via GIPHY This is not a nightmare. You're in control of this. You can control your grey strands in a better way than you think. Here are things to immediately do as soon as you spot the grey. 1. Don't Pluck It Whatever you do, don't pluck it. As tempting as the idea might sound, plucking the hair strand damages the hair follicle and might lead to hair loss. You don't want another problem to attack you when you're already dealing with one. via GIPHY Don't. 2. Snip It A good alternative to plucking greys is snipping them short. Just give them a close cut near to the scalp so they stop being the unicorn in your main crop. © active web group 3. Dye It If suddenly you see too many white strands, you could consider dyeing them. But don't go all out. Keep it subtle. Spend time choosing the tone matches the colour of your blacks. 4. Oil It Once you start with the hair colouring business you need to take care of your hair. All the chemicals from the hair dye will render your hair dry and brittle. © livestrong If you find the greys taking over your blacks, it's time to embrace it. It looks suave, trust us. Look at Jim Sarbh, Obama, Milind Soman for some inspiration. © Twitter While all these solutions might give you temporary results, the best way to deal with the whites is to wear it like you're proud of it. Who cares anyway, right?
  18. It's a brand new year and with the brand new year comes a set of brand new resolutions. While I am sure you break one too many, there's a chance you may want to keep a few, just in case there's a chance to inculcate some good and healthy practices this year. © Getty images While I am not sure about other resolutions you want to keep (or not), there's no harm making a few to improve your dating game this year. If you're single and have decided to mingle this year, it's only fair if you act out on your game plan early this year. Here are 5 important dating resolutions that can help you with your dating game in 2019. If you decide to keep them, that is. (1) Give Up Your 'Fuckboi' Title If you're single and you attract women through your machismo and the fuckboi culture, maybe it's time to try another route because honestly, women just want straightforward equations and they will not settle for meandering ties and manipulations anymore. True story! So, if you're used to spinning yarns about your life and getting women in bed one after the other, slow down a bit and try dating a healthier way. Maybe sleeping around can be balanced with a healthy dating routine where you spend enough time getting to know someone genuinely? Who knows what you may find! © Pintrest (2) Get Out Of The Wrong Relationship In case you've been trying really hard to figure a way to get out of a toxic relationship or have fallen out of love with someone, then this is the year you wiggle your way out of that. Maybe have an honest talk about how you feel with the person and leave on a good note? It's important to leave giving absolute closure to something. Once you're done with that, the world's your playground this year! © Twitter (3) Try Dating Organically This one can be a first, after maybe 5 years? Dating apps don't give us a chance to explore the world a little more organically. You could be sitting at home, sipping your coffee and swiping too many rights at one go. It's a marketed business and sometimes it all seems like a set-up. Maybe, for your own tryst to find the 'right person', get out and get moving and give them dating apps a break? Head to a bar or a party or even a play. Who knows where and how you meet someone. It'll probably be different, in a good way to ask someone out on a date, away from your phone screen! © UTV Motion Pictures (4) Think Outside Your 'Type' If you've been going after a 'type' and it hasn't worked out well for you in the past, maybe it's time to break that pattern and go for someone who isn't your type at all. Whatever your type is, leave that this year. If you're just looking to casually date this year then I reckon go for someone who is a wee bit different and see what lies there. You might find something you like and you may hit it off rather well with her! © Eros International (5) Understand Consent While the freedom to do what you feel like is great, there are some things you really need to understand before you imply that to your lifestyle. Consent, for example, is rather important and has always been and it's not just for this year. But because there is more prevalence about understanding consent now, it's advisable to thoroughly understand it. When a girl says 'NO' to going out with you or to performing a sexual act or to holding your hand, respect it and don't persist further. It's that simple. Trust me, once you understand what they truly want, it becomes a lot easier to court them and it's a lot of fun too. 2019 is not the year you play any sort of games TBH. © Zee Studios These are a few resolutions you can start the year with. Go out more often with your pals, enjoy the city you're living in and find new ways to date women and don't break these resolutions! It's that simple.
  19. No matter how old we grow, we can never be old enough to stop watching animated movies. The excitement with which every 90s kid still remembers movies like 'Lion King', only proves the same. In fact, when you have movies as exceptional as the ones here, you don't really need any convincing. As we bid farewell to 2018, let's take a look at some of the brilliant animated films that released this year. Incredibles 2 When the Incredibles came back so did our inner child, who we didn't know was desperately waiting for the movie to release. Our excitement was at its peak, especially because we have been waiting for the sequel for more than 14 years, and the wait was totall worth it. And a special mention to Jack Jack for being one of the most badass toddlers out there. Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz have become close friends after their misadventures six years ago. From seeking help from the netizens to meeting Disney's princesses in one place, the duo has some insane fun when they travel to the World Wide Web, to search for a replacement part to save 'Sugar Rush', Vanellope's video game. Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, the sequel of 'Wreck-It Ralph' released on November 21, 2018. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Although the movie hasn't released yet, but we have our hopes really high from this one. The trailer looks promising and gives us a sneak peek into the world of Miles Morales, a teenage superhero with spider-like abilities, and his struggle in a universe where there can be more than just one Spider-Man. Smallfoot For decades, the legend around the mythical creature called Yeti has intrigued us and its existence has been a question that has troubled people. But, what if they actually exist and have similar thoughts and confusion about humans? Karey Kirkpatrick's deals with this very aspect in 'Smallfoot', where a Yeti is convinced that 'smallfoot' creatures like 'humans' (whom they have considered as legend) exist. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Released in July this year, the movie might have received mixed reviews from the critics, but it smashed at the box office as it made over $527 million globally, against a budget of $80 million. This movie revolves around our favourite monster family and their crazy vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship. So folks, here is our list. In case, we missed out your favourite movie, let us know in the comments section below.
  20. The last thing most of us do before stepping out of the house is to perform those last-minute checks in the bathroom mirror. Not only does doing that help us avoid making any embarrassing fashion faux pas, but the knowledge that we're leaving the house looking our best serves as a much-needed confidence booster as well! At the same time, it's also important to have a checklist for things you need to take with you to the gym. Does the idea of creating a checklist for your gym bag essentials seem like overkill? You might rethink that when you're dripping with sweat but have nothing to wipe it off with, or when you have to rush to a family gathering straight from the gym with nothing but your sweat-soaked workout gear as a clothing option. So to help you avoid those embarrassing situations, here's a list of essential items that should be taking pride of place in your gym bag every time you hit the gym. 1. Extra Towels © Amazon Towels have to be the most frequently used piece of equipment at the gym (and if that's not the case with you, you're probably doing something wrong!). In fact, a responsible gym-goer should have multiple towels handy—one to wipe the sweat off themselves, one to wipe any gym equipment before AND after using it (make sure you don't get the two towels mixed up) and a couple extra ones just in case. Most gyms do offer complimentary towels, but do you really want to use them not knowing who was using them before you? You can get your own gym towel, one that will quickly absorb sweat and cool you down, by clicking here MRP: Rs 299 2. Spare Clothes © Instagram/magic_fox In an ideal world, we'd all like to spend a couple of uninterrupted hours at the gym and then enjoy a well-deserved rest at home. Unfortunately, what we actually manage in the real world is a hurried hour or so of working out, usually before or after work or social gatherings. While you might not have a problem showing up for these plans in sweat-soaked clothes, we can assure you that the people around you definitely will! Pro tip: So if you're planning on going somewhere right after your gym session, check out this comfortable yet stylish t-shirt that comes equipped with Dri-FIT fabric to keep sweat stains away. MRP: Rs 1,695 3. Deodorant © Pixabay The first thing on your post-workout to-do list should be taking a shower, but that's easier said than done. Unfortunately, body odour doesn't care for your busy work and social calendar. So, if you don't have the time to hit the shower after the gym but don't want your overwhelming body odour to drive people away, your gym bag should always have a good deodorant. 4. Face Wash © Instagram/Tiger Shroff Are you so busy sculpting your dream physique that you're neglecting your skin? Investing in the best face wash based on your skin type will help keep your face acne free by unclogging your pores and clearing away dirt and grime, especially after those strenuous workouts. 5. Water Bottle © Pixabay Staying hydrated is just as important during a workout as maintaining proper form and using the right equipment. However, there always seems to be a long queue at the water cooler just when you need to hydrate. Why not avoid such a predicament by carrying your own water bottle to the gym? Pro tip: If you were planning on purchasing a water bottle to carry to your gym, check out this slim, spill-proof, leak-free, lightweight and sturdy option by clicking here. 6. Wireless Headphones © Instagram/Virat Kohli Nothing ruins a workout quicker than a pair of low quality headphones. Actually, a pair that keeps slipping off your head is just as bad. Worse still is forgetting your headphones entirely and having to work out to your fellow gym-goers' grunts instead of your favourite workout tunes. Wireless headphones have the answer to all those problems—they're easy to pack, look super stylish and allow you to enjoy your workout without getting tangled up in wires.
  21. For those of you in long-term relationships, you'll seldom understand the struggles a single person goes through, especially when you haven't really been single in a while. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean single people aren't happy. It's just that we'll never how the grass looks on the other side of the fence unless of course, we're thrown to the other side to experience it on our own. © Pinterest People who've just come out of a relationship may experience this side and they'll probably be too emotionally venerable. Being recently single after a long-term relationship is certainly not easy. I mean you've spent a considerable amount of time with a significant other, doing almost everything together and suddenly there is a big void in your life, which you're trying to fill in any way you can. Yes, it's a time where you may find yourself a bit lost and that's absolutely okay. Everyone is lost once every while but if you can get out of this space unscathed, then there's nothing like it. Yes, it takes a lot of time and patience and some amount of healing but you can definitely handle being recently single, with ease! Here are 5 ways you can get through this tough phase, easily: (1) It's Absolutely Okay To Grieve "Give yourself adequate time to grieve the loss", says dating and relationship coach Monica Parikh. Yes, it's almost like grieving for the loss of a loved one. What once was is now no more and it does make you sad, I don't deny that. You got habituated into following a pattern along with someone and suddenly that pattern breaks. You can feel immense pain and sadness, you can go into depression even. But whatever it is, don't stop the grieving. You can consult a professional for therapy or you can channelise your grief in constructive ways like picking up a sport or working out, immersing yourself in work or picking up a hobby. Just make sure you grieve and let it all out. Bottling up your feelings can make it worse for you in the longer run. (2) A Thorough Cleanse Is Important Take a moment to clean your space and not live in a mess. It's easy to just be messy because mess ordinarily reflects the state of mind. If your state of mind is cluttered, your surroundings will be too. So do a thorough cleansing of the space. Get rid of everything and anything that may remind you of your ex-partner. Clothes, postcards, letters, any other gift that you may have received from her. Once you start your cleanse, your mind will feel a lot better. I mean if you have to wallow in a space, you much rather have it clean right? (3) Flirt But Protect Your Feelings I am not a big advocate on heading to an online dating site right after a breakup, especially if you're a serial monogamist. I believe in taking some time out, healing and then diving into whatever you like. If you don't heal, you'll probably end up hurting the next person you're with. Having said that, I think it's absolutely okay to get out there, meet new people and let your light shine brightly again. Although while doing that, be careful to absolutely protect your heart. You're vulnerable right now, you're prone to get hurt again and you really don't want to go down that road. So, don't commit to anything and keep your heart at bay and just have some harmless or adulterated fun, instead. (4) Look At Being Single As An Opportunity Yes, look at being single as a great opportunity. It's time to reconnect with yourself and assess the relationships in your life. Spend time doing things you wouldn't have while with someone and finding new relationships that give your life a new meaning. During this time, you'll also figure the difference between 'wanting' a partner and 'needing' a partner, according to Monica Parikh. Which means, you don't need to compromise on your needs and wants and whatever you find befitting after spending a good amount of time deliberating on it, you should go for it. The most important thing though is to find ways to keep yourself happy during this phase. (5) Spend Time With Your Friends Sometimes, people can drive you out of your misery. And if you have a good set of friends who look out for you, then use their help to get by. Ask them for an hour of their time and just talk to them about how you're feeling. If they're good friends, they'll allow you to grieve with them. Don't bottle your feelings and use their listening skills aptly. Go out as frequently as you can with them. Either for dinners and movies or at bars to check out women and indulge in some harmless flirting. Whatever you do, have them by your side because if you go through this alone, it'll definitely get tougher and you'll be miserable. It's good to have company when times are tough. You can also spend a lot of time with family and pets as long as you have someone by your side when you need them to be. Being recently single isn't easy at all, but it can get easy once you consciously start letting go of the old pattern and invest in a bunch of new habits, that'll take you out of the downward spiral you've been stuck in. Enjoy your singlehood as much as you can because you never know who you'd meet again, right around the corner!
  22. Type 2 diabetes can be managed without any medication if you structure your daily diet a little carefully. You just have to figure out the best foods to eat that can help you maintain your blood sugar levels at a uniform rate throughout the day. Today I am going to tell you about a few such food items that will help you to satisfy your hunger and will also keep your blood sugar levels in a check. 1) Green Leafy Vegetables © Pixabay Not only are they delicious but green leafy vegetables are extremely nutritious and low in calories. The Glycemic Index of green vegetables is also not high which makes them an ideal choice of food to be included in the diet of a diabetic. A few good examples of such green leafy vegetables would be spinach and kale. However all other leafy green veggies can also form a part of your regular diet if you're a type 2 diabetic. They are also a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C. In addition, green vegetables are a good source of the antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants protect your eyes from macular degeneration and cataracts, which are commonly found with long term diabetes complications. 2) Cinnamon © Pixabay Cinnamon is common spice which has potent antioxidant activity in your body. There are studies to prove this that cinnamon may actually help in maintaining and lowering down your blood sugar levels. In a study conducted by School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences and School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston it was established that cinnamon could be beneficial for controlling glucose metabolism. In a similar study conducted by Department of Endocrinology, Xuhui District Central Hospital, Shanghai, China, Cinnamon supplementation was able to significantly improve blood glucose levels in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. 3) Turmeric © Thinkstock Images Turmeric is also a common spice like cinnamon. Turmeric has been used in our Indian household since ages but you may not know that it has few anti diabetic properties as well. It has an active ingredient known as curcumin which can lower your Inflammation and blood sugar levels. This is supported by a study conducted by Applied Biotechnology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. The study quotes that scientific literature shows that curcumin possesses anti-diabetic effects and mitigates diabetes complications. Therefore, make sure to include turmeric in your daily diet to take advantage of its anti-diabetic properties. 4) Flaxseeds © Thinkstock Images Flaxseeds offer variety of benefits with respect to weight loss, diabetes and heart disease as well. Flaxseeds are made up of insoluble fiber and a portion of that insoluble fiber is made up of lignans. These lignans help in controlling blood sugar levels. In a study conducted by Chinese Academy of Sciences and Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China, it was established that daily lignan supplementation resulted in modest yet statistically significant improvement in glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients. Thus including flaxseeds in your daily diet can help you with the daily intake of lignan and thus maintaining a low blood sugar level. 5) Apple Cider Vinegar © Pinterest Though ACV is commonly being consumed by weight watchers these days, its more scientific use is actually for people who suffer from the problem of diabetes. ACV has shown to improve insulin sensitivity and lower fasting sugar levels. In fact, when consumed with food, ACV may help you to reduce your blood sugar response by 20 percent. In a journal published by Department of Nutrition, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA the study revealed a 6 percent decrease in blood sugar level when the participants took 2 teaspoon of ACV before bed. You can begin by including 1 teaspoonful of ACV in your diet. Remember to dilute it with water or food. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  23. The indie music scene here in India has evolved leaps and bounds in the last decade, and we have been witness to the grand shows that Nucleya, Hari & Sukhmani, MadBoy/Mink et al. have put up. These artists have recreated music and presented heady blends of vocals and musical notes, good enough to make a name and place for themselves in the commercial space, apart from delivering marvellous euphonies that can make your heart sing. But there is a different format of music in the indie music space that is slowly yet steadily gaining recognition and has been garnering a major fan following in India and that is the acapella music, which has been a popular genre of music worldwide for a long time. For those of you who may not be well aware of what acapella means, it is to sing without instrumental accompaniments but often complemented by beatboxing, as demonstrated in the popular movie 'Pitch Perfect'. While there are numerous acapella bands that are hugely popular around the globe and have been there for the longest time, here we chart out 6 of the most awesome Indian acapella groups that you must check out, if music is your drug: 1. RaagaTrippin' Touted to be India's very first Bollywood acapella group, they can create some of the most stunning renditions of Bollywood songs. Based out of aamchi Mumbai, the group is made up of seven superb talents namely, Gwen Dias, Suzanne D'Mello, Thomson Andrews, Gary Misquitta, Alan De Souza, Keshia Braganza and Leon De Souza. They ace the Jazz genre and have even performed with the 'Godfather of Indian Jazz' Louis Banks. 2. Voctronica Formed in 2011, Voctronica is said to be 'India's first beatboxing and vocal ensemble' and is based out of Mumbai. Fame came knocking at their door when their cover of 'Alt-J' went viral across social media platforms in 2015. The vocalists in this group are Warsha Easwar, Avinash Tewari, Meghana Bogle, Raj Verma, Clyde Rodrigues and Arjun Nair. Their music is upbeat and a mix of various genres. Last year they even collaborated with composer and singer Amit Trivedi for the Radio Mirchi Music Awards. 3. Penn Masala They need no introduction because whether you are into acapella or not, you must have stumbled across one of their videos on Facebook or Instagram. Penn Masala is one of the first South Asian acapella groups which was established way back in 1996 by Indian students in the University of Pennsylvania. Their western-Bollywood music medleys are to die for, while their simple Hindi music renditions also sound wonderful. They have also appeared in 'Pitch Perfect 2'. 4. No Treble Still making their space in the arena is this Bangalore based acapella group that started as a college level acapella team. They are into English and Bollywood music but also like to take up regional tunes. Their gigs have been well received by the audience but they haven't been very active online. The group also performed in the reality TV show 'India Banega Manch' on Colors TV. They have potential and we hope they find their moment of glory soon. 5. Aflatunes Another Mumbai based acapella group, this one isn't meant to be taken lightly. The name of their group is exactly what you should be expecting the group to whip up. The seven-member band comprises of both singers and beatboxers named Anish Nair, Dany Marshal, Jaimish Ashar, Ruchee Varghese, Nilay Singh, Pearl Alex and Joel Mathew. They have performed in numerous events including performances on the Rolling Stone Stage. 6. Vox Chord The Chennai based acapella group, Vox Chord came into the public eye when last year they sang an acapella version of Pakistan's national anthem Quami Taranah, as a gift on their Independence Day. The Twitterati on both the sides of the border applauded their soulful rendition. The group consists of three main singers, Alex Samuel Jenito, Vandana Mazan and Vaishnavi Kannan besides other artists who collaborate too. Beautiful, right?
  24. In what began as a promise of a sensational turnaround, the fourth Test eventually led to disappointment and heartbreak for the Indian cricket team as their dreams of scripting a historic series win over England went up in flames. Despite putting their best foot forward early in the penultimate game, Virat Kohli's men couldn't thwart the English side from securing a 60-run win and, in the process, sealing the five-match Test series. While many rued the incompetence of Ravichandran Ashwin on a track where England spinner Moeen Ali took nine wickets across two innings, KL Rahul's misfortunes at the top was undoubtedly a highly-debated topic after India's loss at the Ageas Bowl. The Karnataka cricketer was undone by Stuart Broad in both the innings on the mediocre scores of 19 and 0. But, Rahul's troubles weren't just restricted to the fourth Test. In fact, for an opener who has been backed by his captain and selectors to play all the matches in the series so far (a luxury that has eluded other Indian openers), the right-hander has only mustered 113 runs in eight innings at an average of 14.12. © Reuters One of the highly-rated openers in India's next generation of cricketers, Rahul cut a sorry figure after amassing paltry individual scores of 17 and 18 in the first two Tests. He showed signs of improvement in the third Test at Trent Bridge, as he looked more comfortable at the crease and played with intent. But, the Indian batsman just couldn't capitalise on his starts (23 & 36) and convert them into big scores. If the lack of runs has made a batsman of his calibre look mediocre, the way Rahul has been dismissed in the series has sadly affected his reputation as well. Apart from his outing at Trent Bridge, where he got some runs, the 26-year-old has looked out of sorts against the rampant England seamers. Though many felt that his dismissal in the second innings at the Ageas Bowl couldn't be avoided since the ball kept really low, but had Rahul got a stride forward maybe he could have managed to defend the ball - a valid point made by the great Geoffrey Boycott in the commentary box during the game. In the last 13 innings outside the subcontinent, Rahul has scored a mere 171 runs - another telling stat that once again fails to do justice to this immense talent. There has been almost no feet movement from Rahul during his stay at the crease in the series. The right-hander's balance is shaky, while his body language eludes confidence which has further raised doubts over his batting abilities in foreign conditions. © Reuters The other Indian opener - Shikhar Dhawan - hasn't done anything great either, but such has been Rahul's troubles in the series that it makes his batting partner look good in comparison. Though we hope these failures pave way for Rahul to improve and grow as a batsman, there will be no surprise to see him losing his spot for the final Test in London. With the prospects of a historic series win down the drain, the Indian captain and the selectors must use the fifth Test as an opportunity to groom someone like Prithvi Shaw, who has been rising through the ranks on the back of consistent performances. While his inexperience on the international stage might not do justice to his capabilities, Shaw's strokeplay and footwork had many calling him a prodigy followed by comparisons with legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Shaw was roped in for the India A squad that travelled to England earlier in July. Despite his brilliant batting performances in the domestic circuit, many doubted Shaw's ability to deliver the goods in the tough English conditions. But, contrary to popular perception, Shaw's performances - despite being overshadowed by the FIFA World Cup - have been hard to overlook. © Reuters He slammed a gritty 62 against England A in the first unofficial Test at Worcester and then followed it up with a brilliant second-innings 188 against West Indies A at Beckenham. In the match against West Indies A at Northampton, Shaw hammered his way to another hundred in India A's 203-run win. And, last month, he slammed 136 against England A where he added 277 for the first wicket with Mayank Agarwal. It was his efficiency in the English conditions that eventually saw him being included in the Indian squad for the last two Tests. And, while India understandably didn't take any chances by changing the playing XI in a bid to level the series at the Ageas Bowl, it is almost imminent that Shaw is given an opportunity in the fifth Test. And, even if the series is lost, India can still procure some positives before ending their long tour of England.
  25. If you have a love for Punjabi music or even if you don't, there is a 99 % chance that you have heard the chart-topping love song 'Qismat' by Ammy Virk. It has been playing in every club and on every radio channel ever since it was released. The fan following of this song was so crazy that it was eventually made into a movie and the trailer looks pretty good as well. If you loved the track 'Qismat' and are looking for a few more Ammy Virk numbers to add to your list, then here are some bops you might like: 1. Chidi Blauri- This is from his last outing on the screen with Neeru Bajwa in 'Laung Laachi'. This is a festive number and certainly the kind that makes your foot tap. 2. Taara- This is for everyone with a broken heart and is probably already on your playlist. He compares his cheating lover to a shooting star and the poetry is actually quite on point. 3. Zindabaad Yaarian – This is a beautiful song on friendship and loyalty, reminiscing the good old times. 4. Bullet vs Chamak Challo – The song describes the hilarious troubles endured by every guy whose girlfriend cannot stop judging him for every choice he makes. 5. Gaani- Probably one of the lesser-known songs by the singer, but a great choice for anyone looking to woo a Punjabi girl. 6. Hath Chumme- Ammy sings from a broken heart like no one's business and this track is another golden feather to his song collection.
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