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  1. There are a considerable number of studies that have gone into stating that women usually discover what they truly need to know from their potential lover, just by their first kiss with them! So, you really don't need me to tell you how important the first kiss is, or even kissing someone is. The simple fact is that you have to keep it simple yet exciting and the minute you do that, it becomes less pressurising and more enjoyable. © Thinkstock Kissing is the most basic way to show any sort of affection or attraction towards someone and if you're on a first date with someone, it's but much obvious you'd end the date with a kiss (with due consent, of course,) which could act as a catalyst to recon date number two. But kissing is an art, which is mostly taken for granted, only because everything needs to get to the eventuality of what kissing initiates- ***. People seldom forget that kissing someone is the most seductive and sensuous part of a sexual experience and it should be mastered like a pro! So, we're going to list some simple and basic dos and don'ts for people who enjoy kissing and think it's the most essential part of a good making out session: (1) Keep It Simple Don't go complicating a simple thing like kissing. it really doesn't help when you over analyse a kiss and try too hard. It's about sharing a moment with someone and not weakening the foundation of it by over thinking it. Just a simple kiss can initiate something passionate or exhilarating depending on where you want to go with it. (2) Consent Is Important Yes, guys, consent is everything! A meaningful 'can I kiss you?' can really go a long way. When you ask for permission, it sounds really gentlemanly to a woman too. So, don't just kiss her without asking for permission first. Unless of course, you read the signs of her wanting to kiss you as well. (3) Make Eye Contact First That's important. And sort of inevitable but sometimes you're so nervous, you really don't know whether or not you need to look into the other person's eyes. But yes, it's a sign of intimacy and well, you also need to see where you're going! But establishing a warm eye contact is a good idea. Hold the eye contact for a while, be a bit romantic and then go for the kiss. (4) Keep Your Tongue Intact Don't take your tongue out foolishly to kiss at first. It's just bad manners! Leave a little room for your lips to explore hers. Don't take your tongue out and slobber her face with it or try and stick it down her throat. First-time kissers should first spend time on just making lip contact. Maybe your second kiss can be a bit more intrusive? (5) Don't Make It Slobbery Kissing a woman is like having excellent table manners. You don't eat with your mouth open, neither do you salivate on your food now do you? So why do it on someone's face? No one, I repeat no one likes wet kisses and if you think they do, they're probably being polite and not telling you the truth. (6) Touch, Don't Grab Use your hands delicately and gently, either around her waist or the back of her head. Don't grab her and grope her in ways she's uncomfortable. Give her the choice to break free from your hold on her, whenever she wants. (7) Be A Firm Kisser By that, I mean don't be clumsy or callous. Be firm and solid while kissing her. Women like resting their hands on a man's shoulders to feel their strength while kissing them. Give her the chance to do so and be firm in your stance and your movement. I believe if you don't know how to kiss properly, there is nowhere you can go from there. So, if you're a good kisser, you'll definitely make a good lover, because kissing teaches you the subtle art of sensuality that you need to show your lover.
  2. The title sounds like a clickbait? Well, it isn't. Google is actually working on a project dubbed 'Project Strem' and it intends to let you play high-end console games right on your Chrome browser. The project is already out in beta and directly beams games to your Chrome web browser. For the project, Google has teamed up with game developer Ubisoft and is currently allowing beta testers to play the recently released Assassin's Creed: Odyssey for free. But, the catch here is that you will be actually able to play the game depending on your internet service provider. In a nutshell, the concept behind this is game streaming. Instead of processing the game locally on your computer, the data is processed at a remote server and streamed to you. © Digital Trends For the gaming experience to actually feel like a console, a solid minimum 15Mbps internet connection is required, and Google is officially recommending 25Mbps. Even the latency needs to be taken care of and should be lower than 40 ms along with just 5 per cent data transmission loss. If you are able to get yourself a decent internet connection, the game is all yours to enjoy. Obviously, you can't expect the game to churn out high frames per second right now and it currently runs at about 30fps, anywhere between HD and Full HD. Project Stream isn't the only attempt at cloud-based gaming though, Nvidia GeForce Now and PlayStation Now aim to accomplish the same feat. A lot of journalists were given the opportunity to test out the gaming experience and the response has been positive. Digital Trends says "It delivers a consistent, smooth gaming experience, all in your Chrome browser. But don't hold funeral rites for traditional consoles just yet." The most interesting part is, the game can also be played on Chromebook, all you need is a working Chrome browser and a solid internet connection. © Project Stream Even you sign up to be a beta tester for Project Stream by signing up here. Keep in mind, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an AAA rated game, and hence the minimum age requirement is 17, and obviously, you need at least 25Mbps of internet connection to go through. The test is scheduled to end in January, but until then, you are free to explore everything about the game. Project Stream also supports wired USB controllers, so if you don't like playing Assassin's Creed with a mouse and keyboard, you can plug in a DualShock 4, an Xbox One controller, or an Xbox 360 controller.
  3. The OnePlus 6 was one of the best flagships in the first half of 2018 and it wasn't crazy expensive. But 6 months after down the line, the competition has become tougher with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note9, Google Pixel 3, and the iPhone XS. This means it's time for OnePlus to give us something better with the upcoming OnePlus 6T. Launching in just two weeks, here's everything you need to know about the OnePlus 6T. Since this is a T upgrade, most changes will be minor. In terms of design, the front will see the notch get much smaller than that on the OnePlus 6. The display itself will be an OpticAMOLED panel made by Samsung with a Full HD+ resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of over 90 per cent. The back will look pretty similar to the 6 but without the fingerprint scanner. © MensXP The OnePlus 6T will be one of the first mainstream globally available flagships to have an in-display fingerprint scanner, that OnePlus will be calling Screen Unlock. A few phones that currently sport an in-display fingerprint scanner are definitely slower than a conventional scanner, so it needs to be seen how OnePlus is able to actually bridge this gap. Internally, the phone will have have the same specifications with a Snapdragon 845 SoC running the show along with 6 or 8GB of RAM, and storage options going all the way up to 256GB. The battery is supposed to get a little bigger as well. However, the increase in battery size will come at a cost: the OnePlus 6T will be the first OnePlus device without a headphone jack. Thankfully, we are sure OnePlus will be providing a USB-C to 3.5mm jack dongle in the box, and OnePlus has just recently launched a new pair of their Bullets v2 earphones with a Type-C connector. © Greggles TV / YouTube The phone will run on Android Pie out of the box with a new UI skin (https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/interview-oneplus-6t-the-future-of-oxygenos.924127/) that is supposed to be a lot more intuitive and will bring in speed as well as efficiency. New gestures for quick switching of apps will also make a debut. A new gesture to activate Google Assistant, by holding the power button for half a second, will also be present. They have promised improvements in camera quality too, which should use the dual camera setup to its full potential. Check back in 24 hours for an exciting announcement. #OnePlus6T pic.twitter.com/mIeveZ0n6H — OnePlus (@oneplus) October 7, 2018 The phone launches globally and in India on October 30, and sales are expected to start in the next couple of days. You can already pre-book the phone on Amazon.in to get a few extras when you make the eventual purchase. The OnePlus 6 currently costs Rs 34,990 for the base variant and Rs 39,990 for more storage and RAM. If history is any indication, we can expect the OnePlus 6T to cost a couple of thousand more than the 6's respective models.
  4. PS4 owners have been facing issues with their consoles due to a message that contains characters, which reportedly crashes the PlayStation 4. In many cases, users are forced to perform a factory reset on the hardware to get it working again. This sort of bug has been previously seen on smartphones, where a text message can basically freeze up your smartphone. The message that is being sent to numerous users is likely being sent by online rival players to shut down the console and have them booted out from a game. This is not an isolated incident and has been reported by multiple users on Reddit and other social media platforms. © Reddit How Can One Avoid It? There are a few ways to avoid this problem in case you get the message on your console. You can either delete the message from the PlayStation Messages app on iOS or Android. You can also follow the instructions below to avoid getting messages like these in the future. Restrict Messages © Pexels On your PS4, you can go to Settings > Account Management > Privacy Settings and then click on “Personal Info | Messages”. It will open a sub-menu where you need to select Messages. You can now restrict receiving messages from Friends which will block out any malicious messages from players you do not know. As of now, Sony is yet to confirm this issue officially, however, it seems likely that the Japanese company will roll out a firmware update to resolve this problem.
  5. HyperX is known for its headsets and other gaming accessories, if you're out there looking for a balanced gaming mouse that isn't hard on the pocket, the Pulsefire Surge is definitely worth considering. HyperX is a sub-brand of Kingston that is popular for PC peripherals. Looking for quality gaming accessories in India? You'll quickly be out of options because they are either unavailable directly or cost a lot. The Pulsefire Surge is specially designed for gaming, and to be precise it is built for first-person shooters. Here's our detailed review of the mouse. Design & Aesthetics: © MensXP It has a shiny plastic body that looks premium and feels grippy. The LED line completely wraps the body and consists of 32 zones, each zone being a little bit of the illumination glowing around the mouse's perimeter. Even the HyperX logo in the centre is lit and programmable. In terms of size, it has an average length of 4.7-inches and weighs just 100 grams. The bottom has two large plastic pads that are smooth and ensure swift movement. The cable is braided and feels solid as well. © MensXP It misses out on a customizable weight system but considering the price, that's a con we have to make peace with. The scroll wheel has a rubber coating, making it very gripping and easy to control. The only extra buttons are a DPI switch behind the scroll wheel, which conveniently switches between sensitivity options. There are two programmable buttons on the left side, just a millisecond away from your thumb. I've used the mouse for exceptionally long durations, including both gaming and work, and it has never disappointed. The lightweight combined with near perfect curve design is very ergonomic. Performance: © MensXP The Pulsefire Surge contains a high-quality Pixart 3389 sensor, which allows DPIs between 100 and 16,000. This is also similar to what you'll find in most competing high-end mice from competitors. The buttons are very tactile and satisfying thanks to 50M click rated Omron switches. The left and right mouse buttons are quick and snappy as well. Out of the box, the three DPI presets, are set to only 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI, but with software, that can all change. Even though they are built for FPS games, the mouse can be used for any genre. Even if you are working around excel sheets, the comfort level is very high and the experience is intensely smooth on a 4K monitor. The sensor is capable of reading movements of 450 inches per second, can still track with 50Gs of force, and all included, the mouse delivers six buttons to use. Features: © MensXP The mouse comes with HyperX's NGenuity software that lets you customize the LED strip, DPI profiles, secondary button shortcuts and more. The LED strip is distributed in 32 zones, each one fully programmable. By default, the mouse comes with a wave pattern. The HyperX logo also glows and the two buttons on the side can be easily assigned a shortcut, whether in-game or not. I used the two buttons for reloading and aiming in CS: G0 and used the Copy/Paste shortcuts in the day to day usage. The mouse comes with three profiles that can be stored within the mouse, but others can be added and stored on the PC. The Ngenuity software can also provide a helpful on-screen overlay prompt, letting you know which setting you've chosen with each press. There are many complaints on forums stating the software doesn't open or run at times, but I tested the mouse on four different machines and it always worked instantly. Conclusion: © MensXP This is the first time I'm giving a product a 5-star rating, and the Pulsefire Surge rightfully deserves it. The mouse is well designed, filled to the brim with features, and light on the pocket when compared to the competition. The high 16,000 DPI option wouldn't be practical on a normal display but is a charm on 4K. I'd highly recommend this mouse, even for routine work. The comfort level is high, natively supported Windows shortcuts are supported, and the LED lighting is very cool.
  6. Oh, Mark, you never learn, do you? You know what's worse than heartbreak? Getting spoilers about a movie that you were so eagerly looking forward to. That shit hurts, and if it's a movie like 'Avengers', then that's the worst thing in the world, don't even fight me on that. But, looks like Mark Ruffalo is a sadist who likes to watch people suffer, or maybe he's just a little confused and doesn't know when to shut up. We all know Mark and Tom Holland's long history of accidentally spoiling so many Marvel movies, but Mark one-upped Tom by literally spoiling 'Thor: Ragnarok' by being on Instagram Live during its premiere. Oh, Mark. (yes, this will be a phrase that's repeated throughout) And how can we forget the time, when during an interview, Mark said this about 'Avengers: Infinity War' - “Wait till you see the next one, everybody dies.” Oh, Mark. Don Cheadle's face says it all. The best thing about Mark, though, is that he at least he tries to cover up his mistakes and that's what he tried to this time as well. But, since he doesn't think before speaking about multimillion-dollar movies, he obviously doesn't think before tweeting about it as well. .@JimmyFallon, I trust that you will cut my spoiler slip on the show tonight. That was “off the record” homey. Please don't get me in trouble with Marvel (Barry) again. DM me back. M — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 5, 2018 Yes, tweeting about your goof-up for the world to see, especially the people who can fire you. Oh, Mark. Apparently, this is the clip in question. I LOVE YOU @MarkRuffalo WITH OR WITHOUT SPOILERS #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/ZSkPJfdp2v — ale ︽âµï¸½ (@bannerscaptain) October 6, 2018 Jimmy Fallon also decided to keep the joke going and replied with this. Dude, it's too late - already sent the final show to Burbank for air. Are you sure you're gonna be in trouble? We could maybe bleep it out. What is “DM”? https://t.co/GMds1hGO8X — jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) October 5, 2018 But, it was too late. The Russo brothers got to know about it before Mark could fix it, and well, now you know the reason if The Hulk does not show up in the next Avengers movie. Mark, you're fired. — Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) October 6, 2018 I have one question – (Don't come at me with 'it's a joke', I know that already, thank you) Oh, Mark. Guys... can we talk about this? https://t.co/PYe56UiUgO — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 7, 2018 Now, I just can't wait for Mark Ruffalo to accidentally reveal the title of the movie. Do it already, man, we're all waiting, we know you want to!
  7. In the past few months, I've seen some insane reports on Indian news portals about people doing bizarre things onboard an aircraft. This ranges from a passenger trying to enter the cockpit to charge his phone to mistaking the emergency exit door for a toilet. While these are definitely extreme, as well as remote incidents, it does throw some light on the fact that Indians can be notorious travellers. Indian flyers have known to be too demanding, according to the many cabin crews that I've spoken to, and the country has a huge number of first-time flyers who aren't well educated about the flying norms. Here are a few things you should avoid doing to have a safe and enjoyable flight experience: 1. Don't Miss The Safety Briefing: © Reuters It's true that the safety briefing is often boring and the chances of an actual incident happening are low when flying, due to the strict safety norms followed by the airlines, but the very same instructions can save your life if you run out of luck. At the very least, take a few seconds to figure out where the nearest emergency exit is and how many rows away it is from your seat so that you can quickly deboard, in case of an untoward incident. Also, please don't take those safety cards home. A lot of times, people smuggle it and the passenger on the next scheduled flight is left without one, unless the aircraft goes into cleaning for the day. 2. Don't Get Too High: © Reuters Planes usually cruise around 35,000 feet, that's pretty much the best place to be on the whole planet. The clouds are way beneath you, the blue sky and the darkening atmosphere if you look further up. But, don't try to go any higher than that. While alcohol might initially help you fall asleep on a flight, it can ultimately mess with your sleep quality, dehydrate you, and trigger a lingering hangover that'll only make you irritable and lethargic. 3. Don't Recline During Meals: © Reuters This has always been a highly debatable point, but from my experience, it's always best to not recline during mealtime. This way, the person behind you has more space and it is the most courteous thing to do. Leg space is a scarcity as it is, wouldn't you hate it if someone barged into the little space you are left with, especially when having meals? 4. Don't Be An Ass To The Cabin Crew: © Reuters The flight attendants' first priority is to keep you safe, not to cater to your every whim, so use discretion when deciding when to hit that call button. It's always better to not order a drink or anything during the meal service, as moving around becomes particularly difficult. Also, the cabin crew is a mix of the hospitality and safety industry, don't assume you can boss them around or simply be rude to them for no reason. 5. Don't Be Irresponsible With Your Luggage: © Reuters Lastly, please don't be the person who puts a big suitcase and a backpack and a coat into the overhead bin on a full flight. The single-aisle aircraft, like the 737 and A320, are extremely low on space and it's always best to keep a smaller bag under the seat in front of you. You can take the bag off from there after take-off and won't miss out on leg space. Also, make sure you keep your luggage above your own seat and don't take up space anywhere else.
  8. Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary defied all odds and busted all myths of how one cannot find true love on a reality show. Turns out, they are an exception and 'Bigg Boss' truly worked wonders for the soon-to-be married couple. View this post on Instagram Thanku everyone for this lovely award ,Ye award ap sab ka hai humara nahe Ye ap Sab ke vje se hai thanku once again thanku god thanku mom dad thanku Dadasaheb phalke festival for dis award @yuvikachaudhary #gratitude #bestcouple #blessed #waheguru ð A post shared by Prince Yuvika Narula (@princenarula) on Apr 20, 2018 at 11:19pm PDT The couple is all set to tie the knot on 12th October and their pre-wedding pictures are a visual treat for their fans. © Instagram © Instagram © Instagram Recently, their wedding invite started doing the rounds and it actually looks pretty cool. View this post on Instagram #yuvikachaudhary #princenarula take their wedding card and seek blessings from #lordganesha #ganpatibappamorya ððð @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Sep 22, 2018 at 10:58am PDT Prince and Yuvika are one of the most famous couples in the TV industry and their wedding is going to be one grand affair. © Instagram Here's wishing the beautiful couple a happy married life.
  9. Craig Monson, also known as the gangster bodybuilder, is a relatively unknown name in the bodybuilding community and most reading this article may not have even heard his name. Even though relatively less popular, he was one of the guys who were an integral part of the golden era of bodybuilding, that is, the 70s and the 80s. So Who Was This Bodybuilder? © Twitter You may have heard his name from CT Fletcher in his very first YouTube video and CT claimed that Craig was one of his early inspirations and motivators that got him into the gym. Why Was He Called The Gangster Bodybuilder? Craig was a member of a gang called The Avenue in the 1960s and one of the early members of the well-known street gang called The Cribs. He was known for being in and out of the prison a lot during the 60s and the 70s. A Few Facts About Craig Monson That Made Him Make A Huge Name During The Golden Era Of Bodybuilding He was crazy strong. He used to frequent the Venice Beach Gold's gym and rub shoulders with the famous bodybuilders of the time like Arnold Schwarzenegger. He would draw large crowds to the beach whenever he lifted there due to the crazy amount of weights he could lift. Some examples of this would be doing 500 pounds for 10 reps for bench press and 585 pounds for 5 reps. He would lift 225 pounds behind the neck tricep extensions. © Twitter He was the biggest bodybuilder of the 70s and the 80s. In his offseason, he would weigh around 310 pounds and on stage, the highest he had been was 274 pounds. That crazy amount of mass was not even something one would imagine getting on stage those days. He also had 23 and 1/4 inch arms. He used to compete in amateur shows during his gangster years and during those years, he used to compete naturally without taking any anabolic steroids. Even when competing naturally, he got up to 240 lbs in his offseason. © Twitter His inspiration to compete in pro shows came from Arnold after seeing Arnold doing a guest posing routine as Conan the Barbarian. The Barbarian character sort of spoke to his personality and drove him so much that he decided to get back to competing. © Twitter In the early 80s, someone at his gym was giving him steroids in the guise of vitamins and he did not realize it at the time. Once he did, he instead went to a doctor to get the actual prescription and went on from around 240-250 to over 300 lbs. © Twitter The show that got into pro-level bodybuilding was the Mr. World show which was held in Switzerland in the early 80s. He went to that show weighing 270+ lbs and there were no bodybuilders that had even reached 260 on stage during the time. The show placed him 5th but the crowd was so unhappy that they got vocal about their angst. This made the judges reconsider the placing and took an audience opinion instead. In doing so, Monson was crowned as the World champ in that show. © Twitter He is relatively unpopular mainly due to his dark past and his gangster days but Monson was really one of the big names that popularized the sport during the golden era of bodybuilding. © Twitter Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and join his FREE Facebook Fitness group.
  10. Bodybuilding as a sport became an altogether different monster in the 90s. The 70s and the 80s were dominated by smaller waists and aesthetic physiques whereas the 90s indicated the dawn of the mass era. The 90s began the era of being as big as possible along with being shredded. It was dominated by famous personalities like Dorian Yates, Shawn Ray, Flex Wheeler, Kevin Levrone, Ronnie Coleman, and the likes. Nasser El Sonbaty AKA 'The Professor' © Bodybuilding.pic.archives He was an IFBB pro who participated in 53 pro competitions always being placed very high in the rankings. His most notable wins would be the Night of the Champions and the Arnold Classic in 1999 where he beat a bunch of spectacular athletes to the throne. Here are a few interesting facts about 'the professor': 1. He Was A Real Smart Fellow Nasser El Sonbaty was half Serbian, half Egyptian and hailed from Germany. He was a highly learned man and graduated college with a handful of degrees in history, political science, and sociology. He even spoke 7 languages fluently. 2. His Guest Posing Earned Him The Nickname The professor was a name not just given to him for the sheer amount of intelligence he had but also due to one typical aspect of his guest posing. He would wear round glasses during his guest posing shows. The round glasses and the intelligence put together earned him the nickname of 'the professor'. © Youtube 3. He Was Very Open About His Drug Usage A lot of pro bodybuilders even today fool their fans into believing that the sheer size and leanness they carry can be achieved naturally to sell a bunch of shit supplements to their followers. Kinda slitting their throats and laughing their way to the banks. Not 'the professor' though. He was very open about his usage of anabolic steroids for bodybuilding along with substances like human growth hormone and diuretics. 4. He Was Called The 'Uncrowned' Mr. O Nasser El Sonbaty used to almost always place in the top 5, the 1997 Olympia was his best performance and almost everyone who has seen clippings of that show believes that he was the more deserving athlete to win the coveted Sandow. The professor really brought it to the stage that day and hands down beat the existing champ and the winner of that show, Dorian Yates. Dorian Yates had suffered a tricep injury just 3 weeks before the show and due to that, his arms and overall conditioning were not on point. The professor beat him in all the poses but still did not win the title. He came second in that show but was the champion for people who watched that show. © Bodybuilding-pics 5. He Died Due To Suspected Steroid Abuse The professor lost his life in the March of 2013 due to kidney failure and heart complications at the young age of 47. He needed a heart transplant and could not get the same on time and died due to multiple complications. His autopsy showed that his heart weighed two times the weight of a normal adult male heart. Note- All this can be linked back to steroid usage and you cannot deny the fact that the anabolic steroid built muscle comes with a hefty price to pay. This is not to take anything from his complications and I am pretty sure he would have had a significant impact in shaping the future sport had he been alive today. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and join his FREE Facebook Fitness group.
  11. When it comes to indispensable items in a man's wardrobe, the suit perhaps occupies the top spot, and rightfully so. What other outfit guarantees you a sharp and sophisticated look, just by virtue of being what it is? However, fashion is essentially dynamic and some might say, a regular run of the mill black suit has become obsolete (we don't essentially agree because it's a classic), irrespective of how versatile and sharp it is. But we do think this argument has merit. Men need to embrace colour too, now more than ever, thanks to the rapid, much-needed change in the social and cultural fabric in terms of masculinity. We kept an eye out, keeping that in mind, and noticed that the one unusual suit colour that is ruling the roost in terms of popularity, is the 'baby blue'. © Instagram © Instagram From Vicky Kaushal to Sam Smith, a lot of celebrities have been wearing this shade, and honestly, it is looking great. Why this particular colour, though? Here are 4 reasons why we think baby blue is the next big shade in men's fashion. 1. Baby blue as a colour is not 'common' or 'regular'. It is not your regular blue, but it has all the merits of the colour blue. It is classy, sophisticated, and let's not forget, very masculine - not that we subscribe to the idea of colours having to do anything with masculinity or femininity, but that's what's the popular narrative says. © Instagram 2. As a colour, baby blue is extremely versatile. This is one of those rare shades (apart from black, of course), that can effortlessly transition from a 'day look' to an 'evening look', without looking forced or out of place in the slightest. Plus, it suits everyone, irrespective of their complexion. © Twitter 3. Baby blue suits are extremely conspicuous, without committing the crime of being garish. If you're wearing a baby blue suit, you definitely will be turning heads, but the looks you will receive will be that of appreciation, instead of contemptuous judgment. © Twitter 4. When it comes to colour psychology, this shade is extremely non-threatening, thereby gets subconsciously associated with peace, calmness, tranquillity, and order. Want to mingle in a party without having to try hard, or want to look approachable at work? This is your go-to shade! © Instagram The wedding season is here, and if you're planning on getting a new suit, this is the perfect shade for you - for you can proudly flaunt it during the parties and festivities, and then effortlessly transform it into work-wear too from time to time. Just make sure the fit is perfect, and you'll have an enviable new addition to your wardrobe.
  12. A new 'Assassin's Creed' game is on its way and we've been playing it for a while to derive our opinion of the game. 'Assassin's Creed', as a franchise, started becoming unimpressive due to its annual launch cycle, however, after a much-needed break, Ubisoft has finally come out with a game that is different yet familiar. 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' takes place in Ancient Greece, where your environment is vast, explorable and downright beautiful. © Ubisoft While the world is massive, it still uses elements such as stealth, parkour and other classic AC features from previous games. The game does encourage exploration, as there's quite a bit of loot to be discovered. The combat system on the game has been upgraded and fine-tuned to give the player a far better gaming experience. It can be said that AC Odyssey is probably the most well-rounded game from the franchise. You will start the game by selecting a pre-made character i.e. either Kassandra or Alexios. You will be able to play only as one character even though they are twins and share the same DNA. You have to make a very careful choice, as the game changes entirely for either of the characters. AC Odyssey has also introduced a new dialogue system similar to 'Witcher 3', where you can play additional storylines and side missions. The dialogue system is probably the biggest change in the franchise, that gives the game a breath of fresh air. To be honest, we were quite tired of playing the same formula in the series, however, AC Odyssey takes the cake when it comes to story-telling in the series. © Ubisoft Having said that, if you are a fan of the classic games; you need to be warned that this is a very long game. But that comes with every open-world RPG and AC Odyssey is no exception. The story is slow-paced and you will often find yourself carrying out quests, side quests and additional quests given in side quests. It's basically quests galore. So many tasks and quests can be a little overwhelming, however, Ubisoft Quebec managed to distract us with an exceptional story. You will face many choices in this family-oriented epic where you will have to choose whether you want to kill, forgive, trust or betray fellow characters in the game. Keep in mind, each choice you make has an equal and opposite reaction which can stir up new problems for you or make things easier. You will come across tragedy, plot twists and even drama all thanks to the amazing writing. That's all we want to say right now, as the story on this game is probably best experienced first hand rather than read in this review. How Does It Look? © Ubisoft Just like many other RPGs, you will encounter many enemies during your travels and sometimes even encounter unexpected animals. You will have to battle it out, whether you are penetrating a highly guarded fortress or a bandit camp. The environment itself is filled with such encounters and takes place in the beautiful countryside of Greece. Speaking of the environment, the game looks exceptionally beautiful with majestic vistas, clear-blue oceans and massive mountains. You will often find yourself traversing your world which can be a bit tiring due to the large size of the game. © Ubisoft Having said that, we did come across a few caveats in the graphics of the game. We reviewed the game on PlayStation 4 and came across a few lighting issues and some disappointing textures. These problems definitely were a cause for distraction, however, it was not prominent in most of the game. Overall, the game looked beautiful with great lighting and beautiful art. How Does it Play? When it comes to gameplay mechanics, we are glad to tell you that Ubisoft has finally fixed everything the company has faced in the past. It has a fluid combat system, spot on parkour and a flawless quest system. You can even upgrade your attributes as you would in any RPG and customise your gear whenever you discover a new weapon or armour. The Final Say 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' is probably the most extensive game we've played by Ubisoft yet. It has a dense quest system and has many things for you to do in the world. You will come across many unexpected enemies which makes the game that much more exciting. Overall, the game looks beautiful apart from a few lighting issues that may be fixed in a future update. The game's story is probably the best you will experience in the franchise and the new dialogue system makes it worthwhile. If you plan on buying this game at full price, rest assured you will get your money's worth.
  13. Charles Poliquin was one of the most iconic strength and conditioning coaches of all time. He was the master behind every known Olympic athlete and coach. Unfortunately, he passed away on 27th September, 2018 because of a sudden heart attack. If you are into strength and conditioning or even weight training in general, here is a little about him that you must know. © Twitter Charles Poliquin was born on March 5, 1961 in Ontario Canada. He earned a master's degree in Exercise Physiology. His training theories were introduced to the bodybuilding community in 1993 through his articles for Muscle Media magazine. He coined the phrase "the myth of discipline" to suggest that fitness results depend on how motivated a gym-goer is. As a columnist, he has written over 600 articles in numerous publications. Additionally, he is the author of eight books, many of which have been translated into 12 different languages. His major contributions to the strength and conditioning community are- Books • The Poliquin Principles • Arm Size And Strength • Ask Coach Poliquin (Volumes I and II), and others Coaches and athletes who've trained under him: 1. Ben Pakulski He's a part of the MI40 muscle intelligence gym, he himself is a pro bodybuilder and IFBB PRO CARD holder 2. Milos Sarcev IFBB pro champion, Contest Preparation and Physique Transformation Specialist 3. John Meadows Mountain Dog Diet Founder/Creator 4. Paul Carter Founder of Lift-Run-Bang, IFBB Pro trainer, strength coach 5. Keith Tkachuk Three time member of the U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team, 2 time 50 goal scorer. Olympic Silver medalist. 6. Al MacInnis Olympic Gold medalist 2002, winner of the Norris and Conn Smythe Trophies © Twitter Here are his top 5 approaches to building strength: Dumbbells Are A Better Choice The more you stick to what we were designed for as animals – lifting rocks, carrying carcasses, and generally just fighting against gravity – then the better off you are. What that means is using free weights over machines. One problem with machines is the fixed pattern of movement. For that same reason, he thinks dumbbells are a better choice for most exercises than barbells, particularly if you're dealing with an athletic population. Using free weight will force the body to recruit more muscle fibers, assist more supporting muscles to perform the task and also train the CNS. Want Great Abs? Then Do Your Squats! Isolating abdominal muscles as a strength workout has very little potential when compared to other muscle groups .Some of these guys can claim all these poundage used in ab training, but it's actually the PSOAs doing the work. If you truly isolate the abs, after six to eight weeks an athlete will plateau the rest of his life. The most coordinated athletes master the most difficult abdominal exercises in six to eight weeks. The only things that increase abdominal improvement for the longest period of time are squatting and dead lifting. Wear Weightlifting Shoes To lift maximal weights in the squat or any other exercise performed from a standing position, you need a have a solid base of support. Weightlifting shoes with their rigid design helps align the bones of the ankle and foot so that it's easier to keep the knees in proper alignment and thus apply force with the legs and stabilize the body. Perform The Most Effective Exercises First Perform the most-effective exercises early in the workout. Those that recruit the maximum amount of muscle fibers. A practical way to determine which exercises activate the most muscle fibers is by how much weight can be used in those exercises, obviously assuming proper form is respected. This means dips on V-bars will do far more for your triceps development that kick-backs or pull-downs. Protein Eat high-quality protein and fat at every meal. Favor foods that provide at least 10 grams of essential amino acids every time you eat. Apart from the above achievements, he also brought up the German volume training method. He is the one who stressed upon the importance of rest recovery and sleep. He also owns an institute for certifying trainers in the world on his name. But as they say legends never die. What he left behind as contribution to the modern fitness industry will always be remembered. Helius is one of Mumbai's most promising fitness professionals and part time kettle bell lecturer. His knowledge on nutrition and trainer soft skills management is well recognized. To know more about him CLICK HERE, and mail your queries about fitness to heliusd@hotmail.com.
  14. Two gorgeous divas and one attention-grabbing distraction – that's the word on the street that's got the two actresses fuming. And rightly so! Rochelle and Nia have been all over the place, yet there is someone else who has been stealing the limelight right under their noses. Don't believe me? Watch for yourself and find out. Photoshoot Or Not, Rochelle's Never Been Sidelined Before Guess, Rochelle is never used to being the second fiddle when it comes to attention. But can you seriously blame the photographer? Look at that beauty behind her! Even Nia Sharma Had A Hard Time Dealing With The Paparazzi Nia definitely didn't spend hours glamming up for the red carpet to be shunned by the photographers for a more gorgeous muse. But if you too can't get your eyes off the beauty that got the paparazzi crazy, there is a lot more to that than you'd want to know – like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is all set to make another stunning debut with its Autumn Orange colour. This SUV comes with all new features! The exteriors have gloss black alloy wheels, and dual tone color shade of autumn orange and pearl arctic white, and a cockpit-style instrument cluster with mood lights in the interiors. The floating roof design and the dual tone paint makes the car stand out. The latest edition also includes Auto Gear Shift technology. Thoughtfully designed, this car is equipped with the SmartPlay Infotainment system. Brezza Can't get this beauty off your mind yet, right?
  15. You don't expect the richest family in our country to do anything ordinary which cannot be turned into extraordinary with their Midas' touch, right? Well that's exactly what happened when the family hosted Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's engagement at Lake Como in the gorgeous country of Italy. View this post on Instagram #MukeshAmbani walks daughter @_iiishmagish down the aisle on her engagement day, while brothers @aambani1 , @anant_ambani1 and sister-in-law @shloka11 walk behind her ð . . #ishaambani #shlokamehta #anantambani #anandpiramal #ambanin #ambaniengagement #nitaambani #ambaniwedding #destinationwedding #italy #lakecomo #engagement #engagementparty A post shared by Weddingz.in (@weddingz.in) on Sep 22, 2018 at 10:10pm PDT View this post on Instagram @_iiishmagish @anandpiramal_official #engagementparty #weddingseason #bridetobe #couple #couplesgoals #couplegoals #couplegoal #engagementring #engaged #engagement #ishaambani #ishaambaniengagement A post shared by @ _wedding._.dreams_ on Sep 24, 2018 at 12:19am PDT It was a grand affair and the who's who of Bollywood was there to witness the union of the two families. View this post on Instagram Stunning beautiful @khushi05k in Lake como #ishaambaniengagement engagement party bash. A post shared by Khushikapoor_loves (@khushikapoor_loves) on Sep 24, 2018 at 2:02am PDT View this post on Instagram Aamir, Karan and Kiran in-between a conversation, at Isha Ambani's engagement. . . . . . @karanjohar @_aamirkhan #kiranrao #ishaambaniengagement #conversation #engagement #party #mumbai #reliance #outfit #ootd #dapper #suave #style #bollywood #business A post shared by BOLLYWOODBABA (@mainhoonbollywoodbaba) on Sep 23, 2018 at 8:40pm PDT But then what is a grand affair without some music, right? The previous events in the family was graced by the beautiful voices of Harshdeep Kaur and Shankar Mahadevan but this time in Italy, the couple decided to have John Legend mesmerise the guests with his silky voice. View this post on Instagram #johnlegend performs at #ishaambani #anandpiramal â¤ï¸ engagement bash @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Sep 22, 2018 at 9:41pm PDT While we are confused why not many guests posted more videos of the singer, we are guessing that they were too busy enjoying the vibe. Well, who wouldn't?
  16. The laptop and computers market in India is often confusing because companies have rarely paid attention to the consumer mindset. For every particular series or range of laptops, you'll find complicated model numbers and varying specifications. The hardware often varies because every laptop comes with different configuration options. Adding to the confusion is finding a laptop that suits your requirements. We've prepared a list of recommended laptops that are light and easy to carry while travelling, and also sufficiently powered so that you need hit a speed bump. We've also considered the prices and sorted the list accordingly. 1. Acer Swift © Acer The Acer Swift (SF314-52) will remind you of the MacBook Air, at first sight, the metal clamshell design and display bezels are very similar. And, if you're looking for something as portable as the Air, but running Windows and lighter on the pocket as well, the Swift is a perfect match. The laptop comes with an Intel i3-7100U processor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and a 14-inch display. The model we've listed here ships with Linux out of the box, but a Windows configuration is available as well. One benefit of having this is a larger keyboard and trackpad. Buy from Amazon.in 2. Lenovo Yoga 520 © Lenovo This laptop (520-14IKB) is in-line with the infamous Yoga series, the display can be completely tilted, converting the laptop into an almost tablet, or make a table stand as well. This flexibility comes in very handy when you just want to watch movies on the go. The variant here has an Intel i5-7200U processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and Windows 10 out of the box. This laptop is heavy on the specs but misses out on design and the overall feel of the product is on the cheaper spectrum. Even the battery life isn't very impressive. Buy from Amazon.in 3. ASUS Vivobook S15 © ASUS ASUS has drastically improved its laptop presence in the country and is now eyeing the premium segment. The S15 is a great choice as it not only covers up on the short-comings of the Yoga 520 but also has slightly better specifications. The body is made of metal while the keyboard and trackpad are accurate and the travel is perfect. The variant here comes with an 8th generation Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10, and a dedicated 2GB MX150 GPU. The battery life is decent, but also supports slightly faster charging. Buy from Amazon.in 4. Dell XPS 13 © Dell The Dell XPS 13 is among the best laptops you can buy right now, the display is gorgeous, the design is above premium, it's very powerful and equally light to carry. The XPS line-up has been taking on Apple's MacBook Pro for quite some time now, and with time it is getting even more refined. The variant here comes with an Intel i5-8250 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, and a Full HD 13.3-inch display. The battery will easily get you through 10 hours of moderate usage. Buy from Amazon.in 5. Apple MacBook Air © Apple For years we've always preferred the MacBook Air over everything out there, but that has changed now thanks to tough competition from Dell and Microsoft. The Air series has lost its edge because Apple has simply not updated it for a very long time. The design looks dated, the hardware is old, and the price is still the same. The entry-level MacBook Air has an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and just 128GB SSD storage. Obviously, one reason to seriously consider this laptop is MacOS, and if you are already in the Apple ecosystem, this is the best option for you. Buy from Amazon.in 6. HP Specre x360 © HP This is another great looking option that comes packed with features. Going up against the XPS 13, HP has done a remarkable job with the design and performance. The keyboard is among the best I've ever used, the trackpad is very accurate, and the battery life is spot-on. This variant comes with an 8th generation Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 360GB SSD, and Windows pre-installed. The display is a 13.3-inch UHD panel. Buy from Amazon.in 7. Microsoft Surface Pro © Microsoft The Surface Pro has matured a lot since launch and helped Microsoft finally enter the hardware market. While the offerings are a lot expensive in India when compared to the international pricing, it is still on par with many Apple and HP products. The variant here has an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD storage. Obviously, Windows comes pre-installed. The keyboard is detachable, and it can also be used as a tablet. Buy from Amazon.in
  17. There are some people who get trolled, even when they don't do anything. Chetan Bhagat is one of those unfortunate souls. Once again, the author of 'Half Girlfriend', 'Five Point Someone', and 'The 3 Mistakes Of My Life' became the butt of all jokes when Ola launched a campaign in collaboration with him. © Instagram If you follow Ola on Twitter, then you must have come across their latest campaign called 'Ride With Chetan'. Basically, they are giving a chance to some lucky people to travel with the author and the offer ends on September 25. Reportedly, this campaign is to promote Bhagat's latest book 'Girl In Room 105'. Let an Ola take you to your destination today and your next ride could be with me! Book your Ola today. Offer lasts till 25th September. #RideWithChetan#TheGirlInRoom105 pic.twitter.com/CnYQwmHDfz — Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) September 18, 2018 Chetan Bhagat is a renowned author, and several of his books have been turned into movies that have been a commercial success. So, sharing a car with him sounds like a lucrative deal, right? Or so we thought and so did Ola too. But, if you have already seen the campaign, then you must have seen people's reaction as well. While Ola was hopeful that people will jump on to this opportunity, folks instead trolled Bhagat and joked that they would rather take an Uber to avoid this offer. Thnks for the warning in advance. Time to avoid @Olacabs and use @Uber_India till the 25th Sep.. ð¸ð¸ — Vinay Kumar Dokania (@VinayDokania) September 18, 2018 Thanks for the warning… OLA App deleted until further notice — Raj Malpekar (@malpekar) September 18, 2018 This looks like a conspiracy by @Uber_India to run @Olacabs out of business. I will not get into my own car if Chetan Bhagat is with me. A ride in mumbai local in peak hours is sounds better than riding an Ola with Greatest porn writer from IITs and IIMs. — AJ (@aj0007777) September 18, 2018 ð±ð±Scary. Till 25th it's Uber for me! — Rajan Alexander (@devconsultgroup) September 18, 2018 If I take this ride, it will be one of 'The 3 Mistakes of my life'. — Waseem Ahmed (@Waseem_Ahmed11) September 18, 2018
  18. Apple has dropped the new iOS 12 update to all iPhones starting with the iPhone 5S. We've been using the new OS update for quite some time thanks to the Beta channel, and the new update is much more than just performance fixes. Apple has stressed that the new OS update will not slow down your phone but actually make it faster. The focus has been on making even older devices run faster. The change is very noticeable, especially on the iPhone 5S, SE, and 6. In the last one year, the company has been dealing with a lot of complaints from users, thanks to a slightly broken iOS that would crash with a simple link or text message. While we're glad Apple has finally made iOS tolerable again, the company has also added tonnes of new features. A lot of these additions are very minor but can bring about a major change if used correctly. We've prepared a list of newly hidden additions that iOS 12 has: 1. Bedtime Mode: © MensXP The Bedtime feature has been there in the Clock app for years. Basically, you can set your regular sleeping time and the phone will remind you to go to bed via a notification. It also syncs with Apple Health and your Apple Watch data to keep a track of whether you are following your goals. Now, even the Do Not Disturb mode can be synced along with Bedtime, wherein all notifications will be silenced, and also hid from the lock screen. This way, you can go to sleep without any interrupting notifications that light up the display. Apple has also subtly made the background of the lock screen darker during bedtime, making it easier for you to check the time in darkness. 2. Content & Privacy Restrictions: © MensXP Content Restrictions on iOS 12 let you manage almost every aspect of your phone's functionality ranging from whether a user can delete or install new apps to the use of location services. The option can be found in the Settings app, in the ScreenTime menu. With this, you can micromanage everything an app can do on your phone. For starters, you can set U, US, A ratings for Movies and TV shows, so that the kids in the house don't go wandering. Or, you can control sending out data from your phone. Have a very sensitive job? Block off all apps from using the GPS. These are just a few examples. The amount of control you get is unbelievable. 3. Search Photos: © MensXP You're out with your friends and wanna show that cool place you had visited six months back, but don't wanna scroll through the thousands of other pictures on your camera roll? Simply search for it! Similar to Google Photos, the app can now search photos based on category, place, and people. The algorithm will constantly scan pictures and categorise them accordingly, like pictures taken in / of a vehicle, pictures of dogs, food, and almost everything. This makes discovering pictures a lot easier, and the system creates new albums all on its own. 4. Measure App: © MensXP The Measure app is based on Apple's ARKit 2, you can use your iPhone or iPad to take the measurements of just about anything in your environment. In simple words, you don't need to worry about carrying a physical tape measure anymore. Want to calculate the length or area of something that's tough to get a tape measure against? You don't have to buy a separate device to accomplish that calculation; you don't even have to buy a separate app to do it. It will measure the area, perimeter, as well as the central point all by itself. 5. Manage Notifications: © MensXP Managing the hundreds of notifications on iOS 11 was a pain, Apple has finally fixed this. Instead of seeing a long list of notifications, iOS 12 now groups them for you –not just by the app but also by topic and thread. You can now also manage how every notification reacts, individually. Just swipe left on the notification and select Manage. Deliver Quietly means that notifications for this app will appear in Notification Center but not on the lock screen or with an audible alert. Turn Off turns off all notifications for that app.
  19. A security researcher has found a new bug that will effectively crash and restart any iOS device. Sabri Haddouche tweeted about the bug that is basically just 15 lines of code. The bug is not only limited to iOS devices as it can also freeze Safari on Mac when opening the link. Haddouche posted the bug on GitHub along with the source code that is basically a few lines of HTML and CSS. The bug was tested even on Windows 7 machines where users reported the Safari app freezing and crashing. However, the bug did not crash iPhones when rising the link using Chrome or Firefox browsers. How to force restart any iOS device with just CSS? ð£ Source: https://t.co/Ib6dBDUOhn IF YOU WANT TO TRY (DON'T BLAME ME IF YOU CLICK) : https://t.co/4Ql8uDYvY3 — Sabri (@pwnsdx) September 15, 2018 Why does it freeze iPhones, iPad and Safari? © MensXP Haddouche told TechCrunch “The code exploits a weakness in iOS' web rendering engine WebKit, which Apple mandates all apps and browsers use,” He explained that “nesting a ton of elements — such as "div" tags — inside a backdrop filter property in CSS, you can use up all of the device's resources and cause a kernel panic, which shuts down and restarts the operating system to prevent damage.” “Anything that renders HTML on iOS is affected,” Haddouche told TechCrunch, which basically means that iPhones, iPads and the Safari browser can get affected when someone sends the link via email, social media and as a text message. 9to5Mac goes further to explain that the bug basically overloads the WebKit renderer that leaves the system crippled. This, in turn, leads the system to reboot as it can only recover the kernel. Here's how the system reboot looks when one clicks on the bug link: pic.twitter.com/GJ61XvM1FE — Sabri (@pwnsdx) September 15, 2018 pic.twitter.com/RoWRKC1IPI — Sabri (@pwnsdx) September 15, 2018 We sincerely advise you to click the link at your own risk as it will most definitely reboot your iPhone until Apple finds a fix. Source: TechCrunch
  20. India is still celebrating a historic win with the annulment of Section 377. On 6th September 2018, the Supreme Court announced that members of the LGBT community shall no longer be looked upon as criminals or treated as second-class citizens in their own country. © siddharthagautam The win had come after years of struggle and activism, some of which went cold after a few years, while newer activists and petitions surfaced to take their place. Over the years, prominent names of LGBT activists such as Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Harish Iyer et al. have become common knowledge, but there is one name that remained little-known, and that is of Siddharth Gautam, who became the face of India's first collective activism for LGBT rights, powered by AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan (ABVA). © siddharthagautam But we know life is not always fair and decides to come at us unbeknownst. In 1992, India lost one of its prominent gay rights heroes at the tender age of 28. Siddharth did not live to see his fight come to fruition or celebrate it with his fellow other members and friends at ABVA. All About Siddharth Gautam Siddharth was a lawyer and a social activist who held degrees from Yale and Cambridge Universities. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma when he was a teenager and suffered from this cancer throughout his short life. He eventually had to move to New York for his treatment, where he also completed his further studies. © siddharthagautam As a graduate, he moved back to India and launched himself full force into the arena of social activism. It was during this time around 1989 when Siddharth joined hands with other activists in the country and co-founded India's very first AIDS activism movement, AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan, which fought for the human rights of AIDS patients. Face Of The Early LGBT Activism In India Apart from actively fighting for the cause of the rights of AIDS patients, Siddharth was also very vocal about the struggles faced by the LGBT community in India. © siddharthagautam He went on to co-author an influential report titled 'Less Than Gay: A Citizen's Report on the Status of Homosexuality in India' which was published in 1991. A collective effort by six other co-authors besides Siddharth, the report was a one-of-a-kind document that shed light on the condition and life of LGBT people in India and attacked Section 377 of the IPC. © siddharthagautam Siddharth succumbed to Cancer in 1992 and two years later, ABVA took up the legal battle for the repeal of Section 377 and filed the first ever petition against it in the Delhi High Court in 1994. He Believed 'Hum Hon-gay Kaamyaab' In This Fight Even though he didn't live to see his dream get fulfilled with the decriminalisation of gay *** in India, Siddharth always believed India would see the light in the future and the LGBT community shall taste freedom in the years to come. © siddharthagautam In an article in the New York Times, novelist Sandip Roy stated, “I can still see him sitting there near the playing fields of our youth, his shirt sleeves rolled up, his glasses glinting in the moonlight, telling me: “Stay in America for your education and your career if you need to. You don't have to stay away because you are gay. Things will change here. Believe me.” That was Siddharth Gautam, a man way ahead of his time and gone too soon.
  21. It's been 19 years since Sushmita Sen gave us the iconic 'Dilbar Dilbar' and well, she's here to revisit it again and prove once and for all that she's the real OG. But, before we proceed, here's the original version, not just because you just gotta watch it for old school feels, but the extremely hot Sushmita. As everyone knows that almost all new hit songs in Bollywood these days are mostly just remakes of old and legendary songs and obviously, 'Dilbar' didn't escape that 'remix' treatment. The new 'Dilbar' is a big hit, of course it was bound to be one, and it's the only song we've heard on the radio for the last couple of months. It's everywhere, literally. The video is also really cool, with Nora Fatehi totally living up to all the expectations anyone could have. But, as good as this was, no one can beat Sush and I mean no one. Sorry, Nora. Just a few minutes ago Sushmita posted a video of herself dancing to the new version of her song and well, she's also indirectly saying that she's here to reclaim her crown. View this post on Instagram #dilbar was always a #feeling ððµð #groovy #coreworkout #lastnight ððð Don't miss my friend Sreejaya's absolute focus in shooting this video!!!ðâ¤ï¸ I missed you @farahkhankunder ð#lovereloaded #dilbardilbar “Tell me you guys saw the wink”ððâ¤ï¸ #naughtyme love you guys!!! #keepgrooving ðµð A post shared by Sushmita Sen (@sushmitasen47) on Sep 7, 2018 at 6:52am PDT The queen has arrived and has already dethroned Nora in just 37 seconds. Ouch, that's gotta hurt.
  22. Over the years, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has established himself as one of the most popular sportspersons in India. His leadership skills allowed India to scale new heights in international cricket, while his explosive batting saw him being labelled as one of the best finishers in limited-overs cricket. But, times have changed. Today, Dhoni is no longer the captain of the Indian cricket team. He called time on his Test career and his finishing abilities with the willow are not as convincing as they used to be. More importantly, his age is also catching up on him. But, despite all those things, when it comes to the glovework behind the stumps, no one can possibly argue that this tireless workhorse is still the best in business. Not really your typical wicket-keeper, Dhoni has carved his own niche with a unique, unorthodox style of keeping the stumps. With street-smart skills taking over technique, the Jharkhand cricketer has pulled off some of the most insane dismissals on the cricket field. From his lightning-quick stumpings to the famous 'no-look run-out', Dhoni has set new standards for the wicket-keepers around the globe. Watch the Mahi magic on loop #INDvNZ https://t.co/btMoJF0xC3 — BCCI (@BCCI) 26 October 2016 Thus, there was no surprise to see young Ishan Kishan emulating Dhoni on Day 1 of the Duleep Trophy final. During the summit clash between India Red and India Blue, Kishan opted for his state-mate's technique of throwing the ball onto the stumps without looking. The 20-year-old successfully collected the throw and then rolled the ball back onto the stumps to dislodge the bails. Duleep Trophy Final: That Moment when @ishankishan51 tried to pull off an @msdhoni ð¤ð¤ pic.twitter.com/cMDgY7q4sA — BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) 4 September 2018 While Dhoni had successfully affected the so-called 'no-look run-out' by dismissing Ross Taylor during the fourth ODI between India and New Zealand in 2016, Kishan, unfortunately, couldn't send the batsman back to the pavilion. Though he did everything right (something that would have made MSD proud), but by the time the bails were dislodged, the batsman had made his ground. The video of Kishan's exploits was shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Twitter, where cricket fans expressed their own views on the youngster. While some praised his effort, others reminded him that there's only one MSD. He tried like @msdhoni but he didn't do like @msdhoni — Vignesh Kannan (@vignesh14091995) 4 September 2018 Dhoni dhoni hai paji @msdhoni ðð — Pratik Bagul (@psbagul) 5 September 2018 Dhoni is best — Paras Karma (@ParasKarma) 6 September 2018 @msdhoni is @msdhoni , no one can change the reality that he is a living legend. Congratulations @ishankishan51 for emulating him very closely which no one can. — Vivek Kashniyal (@kashniyal_vivek) 5 September 2018 But Msd Is Msd — Raj Singh (@RajSing31569728) 5 September 2018 No one can beat @msdhoni he is the master! — Sree charan (@sreecharan2728) 5 September 2018 he needs to get better at it though — Kartikey Tomer (@kartikey_tomer) 4 September 2018
  23. Dating is either really hard or quite easy in your 20s, depending on what you want from life or how you deal with things. Some people are rather cavalier and take things as they come, while some are particular about how they go about in life. Whoever you are, if you're a part of the dating world in your 20s, there is a lot you can try and experiment with before you settle down in life. But knowing what women want and expect from you in your 20s is a game changer for your dating life, and it can help you deal with relationships and dating in your 20s, smoothly! © AA films What do women want from a man in his 20s? A great conversation? Some humour? A sense of style? Is it the same what women want from a man in his 30s or his 40s or even his 50s? Well, we can't really say for sure, since age does barricade and change a lot of needs and wants with time, but we can definitely say that women today are fairly more vocal than they were in the past, especially about what they want from their dating lives. © Eros International So, I caught up with a few women, who are presently active on various dating apps and are in their twenties and asked them what they needed and wanted from men who are in their twenties too, or the type of guy they'd like to date. The answers they've given are certainly very different from the answer a woman in her 30s, 40s or her 50s would give! Here are 20 women revealing what they want from a guy in his 20s: 1. They Definitely Want To Have Some Fun (1) "If I am with a guy, dating or otherwise, my top priority is always to have fun. It's the right time to not be responsible for anything and just go with the flow. I hate serious stuff when I am just 24"! - Priyanka, 24 2. Honesty Is Kinda Important Too (2) "I like whoever I am with, to be honest, and clean hearted. Even if it's a fling, I don't want to date someone who lies when there's no need to lie. I know your 20s is not for a serious relationship, so it's okay, to be honest"! - Priya, 26 © Excel Entertainment 3. A Lot Of Women Love Good Intellect, Among Other Things (3) "***, attention & admiration. He should be an intellectual snack and a treat in the sack"! - Shivani, 29 4. Yes, A Lot Of Women Care About Height (4) "I like myself a tall glass of water. I can't do men shorter than 5'10" - Sapna, 23 5. Fearless? Hmm... (5) "I want that whoever I do date in my 20s should be fearless and do things without hesitating. What's the point of analysing every risk while you're dating in your 20s anyway"? - Varuna, 27 6. Travel & 'Wanderlust' Were Big Winners FYI (6) " I want to travel with my boyfriend. What's the point of not living life to the fullest? So, whenever I am scouting for a guy online, I look for someone who loves to travel, so we can do so together"! - Kaveri, 22 © Fox Star Studios (7) "I look for someone who has shifty feet and wants to constantly be on the move. I am a free spirit who loves travelling and I expect that out of the guy I meet as well" - Radhika, 27 (8) "I want to date someone who's a traveller and loves to backpack. Nothing else. I am not that serious or committed towards relationships" - Sukanya, 20 7. And So Was ***! (9) "I usually go on Tinder just for hook-ups. Isn't that what your 20s are for"? - Kanika, 22 (10) "I look for a lot of fun, especially in the sack! Who has time for a full blown relationship anyway? Apart from that, I like it if the guy I am with is experimental, if you know what I mean" - Anonymous, 28 © UTV Motion Pictures 8. How Can We Negate Sense Of Humour? (11) "20s are all for having fun and laughing and If I can find a guy who can make me laugh, I am sorted with my dating life!" - Mehak, 29 (12) "Sense of humour is something I always look for in a man. I look for it now and I'll look for it in a man I am to get married to too. If he's not that great looking, at least he can make you laugh. OMG, am I going to hell for saying that"?? - Kareena, 25 (13) "I'd rather have a fling with a guy who can make me laugh than cry over some ass**** who thinks he's the best looking dude, but really isn't" - Lavanya, 21 © Eros International 9. Being Ambitious In Your 20s Isn't A Bad Thing At All (14) "I don't want to date someone who has no ambition. Your twenties are when you want to pave your way to the future and it stinks if you're ambitionless" - Bhavna, 27 (15) "I like a guy, no matter what age, to be dedicated to something he loves. He should have ambition and should work towards it" - Kangana, 24 10. Did You Know, Friend Circles Matter Too? © Fox Star Studios (16) "I want to date someone who is fun loving and has a great friend circle. In case I get bored with him, I can always chill with his friends"! - Sakshi, 28 (17) "I'd date a guy considering the kind of friends he keeps. That's very important because friendships define everything for a man in his twenties" - Pragya 28 © Eros International 11. Respect Counts (18) "It doesn't matter what his age is, what matters most is if and how he respects women and treats them like they should be treated. With equality." - Juhi, 22 12. Sometimes It's All About Priorities (19) "If he is younger than 24 and it's a casual affair, then some great nudes when he is away. If younger than 27 then I guess the core friendship needs to be strong. If it's a relationship with someone who's between 27-30 then the maturity of commitment." - Harshleen, 28 © Balaji Motion Pictures (20) "I want to try everything under the sun in my twenties and it'll be awesome if it's with someone I have for company! It could be from drugs to travelling to even getting my body parts pierced. So, if someone can be spontaneous and adventurous, that's what I look for. The only priority I have in my twenties, tbh." - Sanya, 28 © Twitter So, this was a very versatile survey and I discovered that women in their 20s want a lot of fun and very little relationship drama from the men in their 20s. The *** should be great, of course, along with the ability to make her laugh and respect her at the same time! I hope the men reading this, in their 20s, already have their game plan sorted. Although, did you notice one thing? No one said they're looking for 'love' in their 20s! Ahh, well, I guess your 20s are to just have fun and be the best version of yourself. Take note guys!
  24. When you think of tennis, the first person you think of is Roger Federer, he really is one of the best players ever and he has proved time and again that he really is the ultimate GOAT. I mean, just look at his career, that's one of the most spectacular things ever. Now, even he may have outdone himself with one incredible shot. Even his opponent couldn't believe his eyes, he didn't know what just happened. His US Open victory over Nick Kyrgios with the 'shot of the tournament' left even Nick claiming that it was “almost unreal” and it surely was. I'm not even a tennis fan and even I have to admit – what a shot! I mean, just look at this! OMG(ð¥Eurosport) pic.twitter.com/YnaNMUKh33 — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) September 1, 2018 I agree with everything in this tweet. And this folks, is what they call *tennis*. Insane — and very legal — shot. Federer is a superstar. https://t.co/5oTBLBx7ff — á´Éªá´Êá´á´Ê ɪá´á´á´á´ (@michaelidato) September 1, 2018 It really was. Kyrgios' reaction after this Federer winner was priceless. https://t.co/FxIxjENDvB — Nikhila (@kokudum) September 1, 2018 He didn't know what hit him. (ð¥Eurosport) pic.twitter.com/QMNYEycGry — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) September 1, 2018 Yep. Apart from the sheer entertainment value (both the shot & Kyrgios's expression), this point is great because it's one of the best examples of why Federer, at 37, is still a Top 2 player. #USOpen https://t.co/weCMABfZtQ — ZENIA D'CUNHA (@ZENIADCUNHA) September 1, 2018 Yes, it truly is. SHOT OF THE TOURNAMENT #Federer #USOpen https://t.co/c1hicQ3F02 — Uche Amako (@UcheAmako) September 1, 2018 What a comparison. robert frost: writing poetry without rhyme is like playing tennis without a net roger federer: free verse it is https://t.co/Z4VTPaHC5y — Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) September 1, 2018 Obviously. No tennis player has ever had better feet than @rogerfederer — Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) September 1, 2018 It really was good. Federer on *that* shot: 'I think the funny thing about this shot today is I didn't think about it until I hit it. Usually in practice there's usually the doubles net. It normally only ever happens on a court of this size. I guess I deserved that, I went for it so it was good.' — George Bellshaw (@BellshawGeorge) September 1, 2018 Good game. Federer: "I enjoy playing against Nick, he comes up with different kinds of shot making, it keeps you on the edge, and it's entertaining for the opponent, also." #USOpen — Kelyn Soong (@KelynSoong) September 1, 2018 You thought? Federer: 'I'm very happy to have won in general. Five sets would have been fine too. I thought I played very well. The first set was definitely key. I enjoy playing against Nick, he comes up with different types of shotmaking.' — George Bellshaw (@BellshawGeorge) September 1, 2018 You should be very happy. Federer: "He came out firing a lot of aces and feeling good, I was struggling with my backhand earlier on, finding my rhythm...Today luck was on my side, so obviously I'm a little bit happy." #USOpen — Kelyn Soong (@KelynSoong) September 1, 2018 This calls for a conspiracy theory. One of the greatest phenomenons in sport: Roger Federer dominating without appearing to break a sweat. — Eric Engels (@EricEngels) September 1, 2018 What a performance, indeed! What a performance! Roger Federer is through to the next round of the #USOpen after beating Nick Kyrgios. LIVE: https://t.co/1MrLiNgCYM pic.twitter.com/oc2pbacQ2s — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 1, 2018
  25. Even though Android has more than 75 per cent market share followed by iOS, a majority of these phones do not come with original, or as Google likes to call it, stock Android. The operating system is open source, meaning any OEM can simply take it, and change it to suit their needs. Majority of the phones shipping today run on a custom skin / UI that is developed by the manufacturer. Xiaomu has MIUI, Vivo has FunTouch UI, OPPO has Color OS, OnePlus has OxygenOS and so forth. These skins definitely have their own ups, like more features that aren't natively supported in Android, cosmetic changes, and more. But at the same time, these skins often tend to slow down the phone thanks to poor optimisation. Companies also find it difficult to push regular Android software updates because the skin needs changes and proper augmentation as well. Stock Android UI makes sure that everything performs the way Google intends it to, software updates roll out faster, and many prefer the clean UI it offers. Today, there are many phones available in India that run stock Android, and may also be a part of the Android One program. Here's our list of the top picks! 1. Google Pixel 2 / 2XL: © MensXP This phone is made by Google and is supposed to be a benchmark of how good the Android experience should be. The design is sleek, built with a combination of glass and metal. The Pixel 2 has a 5-inch screen while the Pixel 2XL has a 6-inch panel. The two run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. The camera is a highlight of the duo here. It is among the best we've seen till date, and only the Huawei P20 Pro comes close to this. Google has ensured that your Android experience is top-class and there are hardly any corners cut. Buy now 2. Xiaomi Mi A2: © MensXP This phone continues the Android One legacy of the Mi A1 and is among the most sought phones in the market. It is a perfect phone for the price, the cameras are surprisingly good, the design is neat, and the performance is smooth. Xiaomi has been very confident about its camera and even compared its image output with that of flagships like the OnePlus 6 and the Pixel 2. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC along with 4/6GB RAM and also supports fast charging via a USB-C port. It has a 12 + 20-megapixel dual-camera setup on the rear while the front has a 20-megapixel snapper. The 3000mAh battery is more than sufficient to get you through one full day of usage. Buy now 3. Nokia 6.1 Plus: © MensXP The recently launched Nokia 6.1 Plus is another great contender in the midrange that continues the legacy of Nokia. It has a solid, premium design that makes you wonder how the company has managed to keep the price this low. It has a 5.8-inch display and a notch, that houses the 16-megapixel selfie camera. It is powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC along with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The phone comes with a USB-C port that charges a 3060mAh battery. Overall, this is another great Android One phone from HMD Global. Buy now 4. Infinix Note 5: © BCCL This is the cheapest Android One smartphone available in India, but that doesn't mean it's low on features. It is powered by an Helio P23 processor and comes with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB internal storage. It sports a 6-inch display along with a 2.5D curved glass. The phone has a 12-megapixel rear camera with AI scene detection and Google Lens integration. The biggest USP here is its huge 4500mAh battery that also supports fast charging. Buy now 5. Nokia 7 Plus: © MensXP The Nokia 7 Plus bears a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 500-nits peak brightness rating, and Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and 4GB RAM. The smartphone's dual rear camera comprises a 12-megapixel wide-angle primary camera with a f/1.75 aperture, and 1.4-micron pixels, as well as a 13-megapixel camera with a f/2.6 aperture, 1-micron pixels, and 2x optical zoom. The duo is coupled with a dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. Buy now