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  1. Karan Johar and Kajol have been close friends for years, but unfortunately their friendship turned sour over the release of 'Shivaay' and 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'. But, looks like both of them have moved over that fallout and rekindled their friendship, as they set the couch on fire with their funny banter on last night's episode of 'Koffee With Karan 6'. In fact, Karan even jokes about how he wants to become friends with Ajay. Koffee tonight!!!!!!! @ajaydevgn @KajolAtUN @hotstartweets @StarWorldIndia pic.twitter.com/2gl5q8QDPF — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 2, 2018 The 'Koffee' couch is known to give life to new friendships and end old feuds, and the camaraderie between this trio only reiterates the same. So, without further ado, let's take a look at how Kajol, Ajay and Karan brought the whole house down with their amazing chemistry and sharing the hilarious struggle of being a parent. Kajol-Ajay's Kids Can't Believe Their Parents Are Superstars Ajay and Kajol are two of the biggest and popular names in Bollywood, but their son Yug doesn't think so. In the episode Kajol revealed how Yug once asked her, "Are you really a star? Are you really that important?" Kajol who was baffled at this could only laugh and say "Yes, I guess I am." Star World In fact, Ajay recalled the time when Nysa took him by surprise when she recognised Sachin Tendulkar on a billboard. When Ajay asked him what he did for a living, she said "Yes! He sells biscuits!" Well, she isn't wrong, is she? Kajol Is A Selfie Addict And Ajay Once Fought With Her Over It It's the age of social media and almost everyone is addicted to taking selfies, including our celebrities. At least, we know Kajol is. In the episode, Ajay revealed that Kajol is a selfie addict and how he had a fight with her over clicking selfies and perfecting them. View this post on Instagram @kajol gets candid while @ajaydevgn stirs up the hornet's nest next Sunday on #KoffeeWithKaran! #KoffeeWithAjay #KoffeeWithKajol A post shared by Star World (@starworldindia) on Nov 25, 2018 at 8:38am PST Ajay mentioned how Kajol takes all the time to click the selfies and then take another three hours to only edit it before posting it on social media. We can totally relate to her on this one. In Kajol's defence, she said "It's not just me. Nysa loves it too!" Kajol Thinks Ajay Is A 'Hysterical Parent' Being a star kid is tough, but being a celebrity parent is tougher and no one can understand this better than Karan, Kajol and Ajay. During the episode, Karan asked the couple about their experience of handling a teenager (since Nysa is 15 now). Kajol reveals that among the two Ajay is the 'excessive' and a 'hysterical parent' who sits by the door and waits for his daughter to come home. In fact, Ajay even takes a report of where she's going, who she's going with and what they're going to do there. Star World Kajol Does Not Spend Money On Expensive Stuff Or Designer Label The only difference between a commoner and a celebrity is that money is the last concern on their mind when it comes to shopping. From designer labels to luxurious items, you think of it and chances are that the celebrities already have it stocked in their wardrobe. View this post on Instagram Real life antics trump reel life drama when you're @ajaydevgn and @kajol! #KoffeeWithKaran #KoffeeWithAjay #KoffeeWithKajol A post shared by Star World (@starworldindia) on Nov 25, 2018 at 9:06am PST At least that's what we thought, until we got to know about Kajol's shopping skills. Karan Johar says that he has never seen Kajol flaunt any designer labels, except for some strange brands that she picks up from Santacruz market. Ajay too agrees with him and adds, "she's moved to online," and that he now sees 7 to 8 parcels ranging from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1200 coming in everyday, with her saying "See how much this is for, only 600 rupees". Star World Kajol then explains, "I'd rather put my money in a FD, honestly rather than spending it on something really really expensive that has no bloody returns." Well, she does make sense. 'Koffee With Karan 6' airs on Star World every sunday at 9pm.
  2. So, people all over the country are excited about the movie '2.0'? Wow, so shocking, who would have expected that? All jokes aside, you know you have one of the most excited audience when it's a Rajinikanth movie, like people's love for him honestly knows no bounds. Then, you add Akshay Kumar to the mix and it's a winner for sure, at least when it comes to getting fans amped up for the movie. © lyca productions We knew the movie is already a box-office success after recovering almost the entire budget (https://www.mensxp.com/entertainment/bollywood/48544-lsquo-2-0-rsquo-has-already-recovered-almost-all-of-its-530-crore-budget-even-before-its-release.html )way before the release of the movie but the movie is finally here and the morning screenings were nothing short of a celebration. #2point0 | #Rajinifever It's a celebration for fans outside #Aurora in #Mumbai @2Point0movie @rajinikanth @karanjohar @akshaykumar pic.twitter.com/sRn2zs2fl2 — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 The cheering, the dancing, the excitement, it's hard to tell if it's the celebration of a movie or like a desi wedding. #RajiniFever | It's a big day for fans too as @2Point0movie releases today. Early morning scenes from #Matunga in #Mumbai @rajinifans #Rajinikanth #2point0 #2Point0Release pic.twitter.com/2q0Nu5m5El — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 One thing common is all the dhol-walas! Fans gathered outside Carnival Cinemas Imax Wadala to see & cheer for their superstar at #FirstDayFirstShow of #2Point0.@2Point0movie @rajinikanth @akshaykumar @shankarshanmugh @LycaProductions @DharmaMovies #2Point0 #2Point0FromToday #2Point0FDFS #2point0Premiere #Koimoi pic.twitter.com/xXS9nrXWtR — Koimoi.com (@Koimoi) November 29, 2018 Are you sure it's not a baraat? #2point0 | Visuals from outside #Aurora cinema in #Mumbai ahead of the first show of #Rajinikanth's new release#rajinifever #2Point0Release @akshaykumar @karanjohar @rajinikanth @shankarshanmugh pic.twitter.com/A2SO4u6ZKR — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 The 'Rajini fever' is real and it's spreading outside every theatre. #Rajinikanth fans inside the cinema hall before the #firstdayfirstshow of @2Point0movie #Rajinikanth #Rajnikanth #2point0 #2Point0Release @rajinikanth@karanjohar @shankarshanmugh @akshaykumar pic.twitter.com/CWj398inxN — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 People have gone all out! #Rajinikanth movie releases today | #Mood outside Aurora Talkies in #Mumbai#rajinifever #2point0 #2Point0Release pic.twitter.com/85E384fiDF — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 So many celebrations! #2Point0 also marks @akshaykumar's Tamil debut#2Point0Release #Rajinikanth #Rajnikanth #Mumbai #Firstdayfirstshow pic.twitter.com/yvWMllvNPm — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 So much madness. This chariot is a new addition to the usual celebrations outside #Aurora Cinema ahead of every #Rajnikanth release. @rajinikanth#2Point0 #2Point0Release #Rajini #AkshayKumar @karanjohar @2Point0movie @shankarshanmugh @akshaykumar pic.twitter.com/4NhdzIrZa6 — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018
  3. The opening ceremony of the Hockey World Cup was thrilling and ecstatic, thanks to King Khan. Shah Rukh Khan recreated his iconic '70 minute' speech from 'Chak De India' where he essayed the role of a hockey coach named Kabir Khan. Sattar Minute, Sattar Minute hai tumhare paas ð¥ Aag hi laga diya Jaan ne toh aaj, Hath mein Hockey Stick lekar uss mahol mein yeh Iconic lines bole, dialogue ke jaise nahi waise jaise apne Bacchon ko advice karte huye kehte, Dil se unhe motivate kiyeðð pic.twitter.com/xc33Op1g2H — â¿ Sнαн Kι Bιωι ⿠ᶻáµÊ³áµ (@JacyKhan) November 27, 2018 Now we know he is no real life coach, but that authoritative voice and the nostalgia that filled the air was enough for all SRK fans to go crazy. SRK holding that hockey stick and delivering the 'Sattar minute hai tumhare paas' brings back the memories of this fantastic movie ð­ð­ #OdishaHockeyWCInauguration pic.twitter.com/FEkwQR28KQ — à¤à¤¾à¤¶... IF (@KashifSRKian) November 27, 2018 " 70 minute hai tumhare paas " this one line by SRK shaked the entire stadium and made people shout their hearts out. What a stunning appearance. The most humble and loved superstar in India ♥ï¸ India's SRK & Hockey's Kabir Khan.#OdishaHockeyWCInauguration pic.twitter.com/sBHHyPEXeS — Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) November 27, 2018 The first thought was obviously when would he play a role similar to that again. #HockeyWorldCup2018 ð@iamsrk hockey coach ⤠Chak de India ð pic.twitter.com/tOJQRCTFs8 — SRK's Namra ð (@SRKsNamra) November 27, 2018 He also spoke about the importance of hockey for our nation and how we all need to be proud of it. “This is the most important tournament of the world. Because it is our sport, it is our hockey and there is no more special game than field hockey. And what sets it apart is that it is an amalgamation of a lot of emotions, thoughts and lots and lots of action. It involves guile, strength and stamina. It is a sport that involves artistry. Players are not mere players, they are artists”, he said. Besides SRK, Madhuri Dixit and music legend AR Rahman also performed at the ceremony.
  4. Guru Randhawa is going places, literally! The Punjabi singer has won hearts with his handsome looks and peppy Punjabi tracks which are now omnipresent in every wedding. The 'Lahore' singer has even forayed into Bollywood music big time. View this post on Instagram Happy Diwali â¤ï¸ Outfit by @sshomme Styled by @darshitaapatel A post shared by Guru Randhawa (@gururandhawa) on Nov 7, 2018 at 1:55am PST However, the journey to the top comes with the hard work and determination, which of course Guru has in abundance. However, the exciting piece of information that has hyped every fan across the globe is his upcoming collaboration with none other than Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull! The song is being helmed by T-Series and will be releasing in 2019. View this post on Instagram My first international collaboration with Mr.Worldwide sir @pitbull will be out in 2019. I thank you everyone for believing in me. Bhushan sir and our team are proud to do this great collaboration and we thank @pitbull sir and his whole team for making this happen. ðððð God is kind â¤ï¸ A post shared by Guru Randhawa (@gururandhawa) on Nov 23, 2018 at 4:23am PST Naturally, his fans are elated. Oh!! My gudnessð¤©ðâ¤ð¥ Wht a news u did give!!⤠For u only @TSeries hs achieved dis goalâ¤ð¥ð¥ð¥ U r da real pride of Indiað¤â Ur dream of collaborating with Bruno Mars will als0 come trueð The day is not so far ⤠— Guruian Tiasha⤠(@Tiasha87512018) November 23, 2018 Wooooooo ..â¨ð«ðcheers n braaavoooooo @GuruOfficial the man always working..So proud of you n ur team..ðð¤ð¤ð@pitbull welcome to Bollywood pit. @pitbull cheers to u all n lots of love n luck to u all.@itsBhushanKumar @GuruOfficial ððð«â¨ð冗 Ssamara Sshahbuddin (@nasha6666) November 23, 2018 Before Guru Randhawa, Priyanka Chopra had paved way for Pitbull and Indian collaborations when her 'Exotic' track took the nation by storm. Pitbull in a Punjabi number is something we can just not wait to see!
  5. Ever since making his international debut in 2016, Yuzvendra Chahal has become a vital cog in the Indian cricket team's spin bowling department. From breaking partnerships to providing crucial breakthroughs, the leg-spinner, with his ever-increasing variations, continues to aid his side in crunch situations. Bowling in tandem with Kuldeep Yadav, Chahal also forms a formidable partnership in spin bowling for Team India. But, in the Virat Kohli era of Indian cricket, successfully carrying out predefined roles aren't just enough. For a man who emphasises on fitness, Kohli demands its players to be agile and fit to perform in other departments of the game. Thus, we have seen the new-age Indian cricketers spending quality time in the gym to raise their fitness levels. View this post on Instagram Trying to UP the game down under #stayahead #IndvsAus A post shared by Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal23) on Nov 20, 2018 at 3:46am PST Chahal was probably doing the same when he shared a brief video of himself on the social media. Taking to Instagram, the Indian spinner uploaded his workout video where he was seen sweating it out in the gym as part of India's fitness session ahead of the first T20I against Australia. "Trying to UP the game down under #stayahead #indvsaus," he wrote on Instagram. While the 28-year-old failed to make the cut for India's playing XI at the Gabba, he thronged the social media for all the wrong reasons - courtesy Chris Gayle. Responding to Chahal's post, the Jamaican marauder took a dig at his former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate by writing: "Lord help me". On the other hand, while Chahal was sitting out, his compatriot Kuldeep took two wickets at the expense of 24 runs in the first T20I against Australia. However, India's decision to play Krunal Pandya backfired big time as the allrounder gave away 55 runs in a mere four overs, conceding six sixes as Australia romped to a competitive total of 158/4 in the rain-hit clash which was eventually reduced to 17 overs.
  6. Stan Lee's death is something that was huge, unmeasurable loss for almost every single person. He has affected so many lives and is responsible for making all of our lives a little better. The world is still mourning the loss of this ''marvellous' legend and I don't think anyone is getting over it anytime soon. We already have a lot of things to remember him by and now, we also know what his last known words were and it's just bringing back all the feels. TMZ got hold of the last picture of Stan Lee which was clicked on Saturday, November 10th, along with the last words he said then. The picture shows him smiling and looking cheerful during what would be his final sit-down with the man he trusted to run Marvel Comics, Roy Thomas. © TMZ During the last meeting, Thomas, who is Lee's protege and also a comic book writer, and Stan apparently discussed superheroes and comics for about 30 minutes. Stan's last words to Roy before he left were, “God bless. Take care of my boy, Roy.” Who is the son Stan Lee was talking about? Fans are speculating it to be none other than Spider-Man. Stan was very protective of that character and fought with Marvel's publisher at the time, who basically questioned the idea of a teenager as a superhero. The character was originally conceived with this idea in mind and as a rejection of the stereotype that teens were always sidekicks. Well, Stan Lee was obviously right, as we all know, as Spider-Man is one of the most successful Marvel characters and it seems like Stan just wanted to protect the legacy of the character he thought of as his son. Roy also released a statement on the last meeting, saying Stan seemed to have “lacked much of the old Stan Lee energy” most people had come to know him by. Roy also added that he seemed enthusiastic about future Marvel movie cameos if he could do them without being too much of a burden. Roy called Stan “one of the most important mythmakers of the 20th century.”
  7. Arguably one of the most iconic sportspersons in the country, Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to enjoy the limelight like no other in Indian cricket. The Jharkhand cricketer enthralled us with his finishing abilities with the willow. Then, his impeccable leadership skills allowed Team India to scale new heights. And, now, despite renouncing his captaincy, Dhoni still remains one of the vital cogs for the Indian team. Such has been Dhoni's exploits over the years that the Indian cricket fans just can't seem to get enough of the 'Captain Cool'. If his cricketing skills weren't enough, Dhoni's antics off the field, too, have been a great hit with the fans. His recent pictures from a TV promo where he was seen playing kabaddi was all over social media, once again highlighting how popular this old warhorse is in the country. RT msdfansofficial: Man with Golden Heart. Just look at the way, he is adoring his little fan. msdhoni SaakshiSRawat#MSDhoni #Dhoni #mahiway pic.twitter.com/WpByIlp0hi — DASAð©ð© (@dasa_____) November 13, 2018 If Dhoni's kabaddi skills enthralled fans, his touching gesture for a young fan proved that this man has a golden heart. In yet another viral video, the 37-year-old was seen pulling over his car and chatting with a young kid at length before shaking his hand. The former Indian skipper is just one run short of becoming the fifth Indian and 13th overall to enter the 10,000-run club in ODI cricket. But, in 2018, the right-hander has scored just 252 runs in 12 innings at a below-par average of just over 25 alongside a strike-rate of 68.10. © Reuters His dismal form with the willow was also the reason why he was axed from the T20I series against West Indies and Australia. Ever since the debut of cricket's shortest format in 2006, India have played a total of 107 T20Is and Dhoni has been part of 93 of those games. For those who may have forgotten, Dhoni was the man who led India to its first World T20 title in 2007. So even if he is not seen playing against Australia in the upcoming T20I series, Dhoni's legacy in Indian cricket is undoubtedly second to none.
  8. For all parents, their baby girls are no less important, valuable and beloved than the Princess of Sussex! So it goes without saying that, when these little girls mature into independent women, their folks start wondering if any man could ever match their standards of approval. And by standards, we mean a susheel and samajhdaar boy with Nick Bateman's dreamy-looks and Jerry Seinfeld's sense of humour and wealth, not to mention a personality that would rival even Sidharth Malhotra's. Well boys, sorry to put you in a state of self-analysis, but you do understand that you really don't stand a chance if you aren't able to win over your in-laws. Well, fret not, as it's time to brush your wit, pull up your socks and start acting smart by impressing your in-laws and win them over. And to help you achieve just that, here is a five-step guide you should follow to a tee. Step 1: Appearances Matter, So Dress To Impress © Official Instagram/ David Beckham Just how you shouldn't - scratch that - mustn't attend a wedding function sporting a pair of white sneakers (unless it's Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding reception), you can NEVER meet your girlfriend's parents looking any less dapper than David Beckham in a suit. So don't shy away from donning the best outfit in your wardrobe. And just in case you don't own a fancy suit or simply cannot afford one, you could always beg, borrow or steal (okay maybe not the last one!) to impress your prospective in-laws. Step 2: Take Them Out For Some Fine-Dining © Official Instagram/ Kunal Khemu Browse through Dineout or Zomato and choose from the finest places in your city to relish a flavourful meal, and even more flavourful conversations, with your in-laws-to-be. A rooftop restaurant with prime-setting and live classical musicians, or a heritage restaurant in the bustling-old streets of the city, should ideally do the job! Oh, and it goes without saying that you need to pick up the tab! Step 3: Take Them Back To Malgudi Days © Unsplash Conversations, especially ones highlighting a personal connection, have traditionally worked as effective ice-breakers. You can actually take this one step further by kick-starting a conversation about Mohammad Rafi's melodious tunes, or about those times when Amitabh Bachchan ruled the silver screen. Not only would doing so take her parents on a trip down memory lane, but it will also make you their favourite person to share all of their memories with. Step 4: Having A Sense Of Humour Goes A Long Way © Official Instagram/ Nick Jonas As already mentioned above, conversations are great ice-breakers. But apart from developing personal connections during those conversations, one more highly effective way of winning over your to-be in-laws, or anyone for that matter, is to showcase your sense of humour. So fill the aura of nervousness and hesitancy with a little laughter, for a good sense of humour goes a long way in helping you leave a lasting (and positive!) impression. Step 5: Finally, Get Them A Nice Gift © Unsplash Finally, one tried and tested way of getting in anyone's good graces is to get them a gift. So why not have something nice delivered at their doorstep? Especially if you want to make sure that your in-laws-to-be don't think of their prospective son-in-law as a cheapskate. So for her father, you can always pick a classic and branded wrist watch, whereas, for her mother, you could get her the iDiva beauty box, which you can get by clicking here, that is the perfect amalgamation of premium beauty essentials for women.
  9. This article does not constitute medical advice. Please see your licensed medical physician for information about how best to manage diabetes in your individual case. It's always a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting a new diet or exercise regimen. Diabetes has become as common as a cold lately. Every other person seems to be suffering from diabetes or is pre-diabetic or on blood glucose control pills these days. When you get a blood test done and if your sugars are out of place, your doctor tells you to lose some weight and start doing some exercise. As an obedient person, you cut out sugar from your diet and start going on morning walks. Some even start taking it to another level by running marathons and doing extensive cardio. © Pixabay And it barely helps. I have covered the dietary part of diabetes management in a standalone article which you can read on my writer's profile. In this one, I am going to speak specifically about training. Many people who have type 2 diabetes or at the very least are insulin resistant have these going for them- 1. They are overweight or even obese. 2. They have a sedentary lifestyle with no training. People become insulin resistant as they are fat. When this happens, their tissues and organs cannot store glucose. Which, in turn, leads to diabetes. *Both your fat and muscle tissue become insulin resistant. Add to that, the sedentary lifestyle makes their muscle lose metabolic flexibility. What is muscle's metabolic flexibility? Your muscles store glucose in the form of glycogen. When you train, especially lifting weights, you deplete these glycogen stores. This happens locally. For example, if you do arm training, your arms will burn the glucose/glycogen for energy. When you train legs, the glycogen stores of your legs get empty. Once they get empty and as you are doing resistance training, the muscle tissues regain their metabolic flexibility and become insulin sensitive. As they are now insulin sensitive and empty, they can uptake glycogen or the carbohydrates coming from your diet. Add to that, having a diet containing adequate protein leads to you preserving the muscle tissue (0.8 to 1.2 grams per pound of body weight). When you preserve muscle tissue or have more muscle in general, these storage sites for glycogen are much bigger. © YouTube Adding a little bit of cardio to your plan can definitely help, but it should not be the only source of your training. Cardio and especially low or moderate intensity depends on your aerobic pathways for energy and does not really burn much of the muscle glycogen. And doing excessive cardio can also result in muscle loss. If you are a beginner and looking to start with a weight training routine, I have written many pieces with sample training routine in the past. To summarize what you should do if you are insulin resistant or have diabetes: 1. Start lifting weights. 2. Eat adequate protein - 0.8 to 1.2 grams per pound. 3. Do not do excessive cardio. 4. Lose fat. 5. Maintain your fat loss. References: 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5335813/ 2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10889805 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28628125 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 Facebook.
  10. Antioxidants are a craze right now. Almost every health, herbal or wellness product is marketed as rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are marketed in such a way, that people think that they are the holy grail of good health. But yet again, that's just false. If not entirely, but certainly a large part of what is advertised. © Pixabay You'll find antioxidants added to anything and everything from fruit juices, smoothies, and even cosmetics. Some of the so-called benefits of antioxidants are as follows: 1. They slow down the ageing process considerably. 2. They enhance your immune system. 3. They are good for your heart health 4. They help to lower your risk of infections and some forms of cancer. Now, these claims aren't completely false but the hype train of getting in as many antioxidants as you can is simply crazy. What Are These Antioxidants And Why Are People Going Gaga Over Them? Let's Have A Look Antioxidants are substances that help stop substances called free radicals. Free radicals are substances that cause damage to your cells, which is called oxidation. Oxidation, if unchecked can cause diseases like cancer, heart diseases and also faster ageing. Getting into the science of it, free radicals lack electrons which they tend to take from your cells, antioxidants stop them from doing so by providing that missing electron to the free radicals. You must now be thinking that this is a good thing and we should start ingesting more and more antioxidants. Well, this way of thinking is the root cause of many problems. More isn't always the equivalent of better. Taking extreme doses of antioxidants thinking it'll help slow the ageing process and prevent cancer, is just stupid. Some even go to the lengths of rubbing creams containing antioxidants in the hopes that it will somehow save them from wrinkles. But Why Are More Antioxidants Not Good? © Pixabay Because there has been plenty of research on this field and the data is pretty conclusive that eating more antioxidants than you need to is not good for health. There have been a number of researches on smokers, where people who took higher doses of antioxidants were found to have more lung cancer than people who did not. Here are a couple of them: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18429004?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8602180?ordinalpos=155&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum What Too Many Antioxidants Do! The reason why taking in too many antioxidants can be a problem is that, if taken in excess, it can have a sort of pro-oxidant instead of an antioxidant effect. So, if you take too many antioxidants, they will help with and contribute to the oxidation process rather than stopping it. There is also an argument that if you take too many antioxidants, you suppress your body's natural antioxidant defence mechanisms. There is more and more research coming on the subject and all of it unanimously do not paint a good picture on taking in more antioxidants than you need to. A recent meta analysis even linked high doses of single antioxidants with increased mortality. Moderation Is The Key In the end, I would say that as is with everything else in life, moderation is the key here as well. In moderation, antioxidants do have a number of benefits but taking them in excess when there isn't a need to do so, is only going to be detrimental to your health. How to get your daily dose of antioxidants? Eat your fruits and veggies and take a generic multivitamin if you want, you'll get the antioxidants that you need. But for your own good, please leave the antioxidant supplements on the store counter. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. He has coached individuals from all forms of life, right from people looking to get in shape in general to national level bodybuilding and physique athletes. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness or his Instagram handle if you are looking for professional help with your fitness goals.
  11. Over the years, cricket as a sport has witnessed a lot of changes. The advent of Twenty20 (T20) format has sparked various changes in the way cricketers approach the game. From helicopter shots to reverse scoops, we've seen the batsmen adding new and unique shots to their armoury. An improved level of fitness amongst the batsmen has now enabled them to clear the boundary ropes at will, cutting a sorry figure for the bowlers. But, if the batsmen have improvised over time, their arch nemesis - the bowlers, too, have made crucial changes to their bowling to counter the opposition. From spinners to seam bowlers, the modern-day bowlers are now seen altering their lengths, bowling slower deliveries and deceiving the batsmen with their mystery balls. A similar wizardry came to the fore when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of what looked like a domestic game. The video, which was shared on the social media, shows an Indian left-arm spinner taking a 360-degree spin before releasing the ball in a bid to outsmart the batsmen. The Indian bowler, unlike other ambidextrous bowlers, didn't switch arms. But, it was his unique bowling action - one that would make a Ballerina proud - that took everyone by surprise. While the batsman somehow managed to maintain his focus before successfully defending the ball, the on-field umpire ruled it as a 'dead-ball'. The video, which has got more than 15000 views on Facebook, has taken social media by storm. While some cricket fans opined that it was a legit delivery, others felt that the umpire was right to call it a 'dead-ball'. Jokes apart, there is no liberty for bowlers in cricket. A batsman can play any shot from any positions he likes but a bowler should always stick to the same old style and trying something creative is considered as dead ball. — The Himalayas (@mounteverest_) November 8, 2018 Garba round the wicket 𤣠— vinayak k jadhav (@vinayakkjadha7) November 8, 2018 When gujju miss navaratri while playing cricket! — Sweety (@shahsweetym) November 8, 2018 Seems perfect bowling to me. Why is the umpire is objecting? — Atul Bisht (@Hugsandbeer) November 8, 2018 When you are Professional cricketer but its Navaratri season & You can't Miss Garbað — ΛKΛƧΠ(@akash_rockzz) November 8, 2018
  12. India is a land that harbours many beliefs and welcomes people of different faiths to coexist with one another. Our nation's integrity lies in the possibility of being able to exist and flourish to our full potential, without hurting fellow citizens through our speech or actions. Yet, even as we earlier received news of protests against the release of the upcoming movie 'Kedarnath', it seems like Shah Rukh Khan's 'Zero' has also invited the wrath of a religious community. A legal complaint has been made against SRK and film director Anand L. Rai for hurting religious sentiments of the Sikh community. © Red Chillies Entertainment The story about a vertically challenged individual's celebration of life doesn't seem to have pleased the Sikhs. The complaint which was filed by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday, alleged that the poster and the promo display the religious article 'kirpan' as an ordinary dagger. Sirsa later took to Twitter to share his concerns with the rest of the world, after filing a complaint with SHO North Avenue, New Delhi. He even attached a copy of the complaint along with his tweet. Read the complaint here: I have written a letter to actor of @Zero21Dec @iamsrk & director @aanandlrai to withdraw the objectionable scene and poster showing Kirpaan as ordinary dagger Filed a complaint as well as this promotion hurts Sikh sentiments pic.twitter.com/yuTpVPLfij — Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 5, 2018 The Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif starrer is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, mostly because it happens to be SRK's only release this year. However, with the string of issues being raised by the Sikh community claiming that the depiction of the kirpan in the teaser is objectionable, the complaint also seeks that the scene in the promo is removed. © Red Chillies Entertainment It is believed that according to the Sikh Rehat Maryada only an Amritdhari Sikh person can wear the Gatra Kirpan, but the film distorts this fact, thereby hurting the community's religious sentiments. Given the charges and the result sought in the complaint, it seems likely that the makers will have to chop certain sections from the movie. We hope that doesn't come to pass and that the members of the Sikh community and the makers of the film reach an amicable middle ground. Until then let's see how SRK and Anand L. Rai respond to the complaint.
  13. You know it is the King Khan's birthday when he decides to drop the trailer of his next movie and treat all his fans. The much-awaited trailer of 'Zero' has finally dropped and it obviously has 'BLOCKBUSTER' written all over it because that is what SRK does every time. SRK plays a dwarf whose dream is to touch the sky. The trailer doesn't give out too many details except the fact that 'Baua' wants to chase the best things in life and believes that he is too big for this cage of life. Anushka Sharma looks great in her role as usual and goes the de-glam way again. © Red Chillies Katrina Kaif plays herself and is also probably the reason behind Baua's heart break. © Red Chillies The trailer ends with a rocket shooting up in the sky which leaves you intrigued wondering the connection it has with this complicated love triangle. The trio returns after a hiatus after they were last seen in 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'. The movie releases on 21st December this year, so you already know when to book your tickets.
  14. Thousands of Google employees across the globe, including India, walked out of their offices on Thursday to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct cases. Dubbed the 'Google Walkout,' the demonstrations followed the storm stirred by a New York Times investigation. It details the multi-million dollar severance packages for accused executives and a lack of transparency in dealing with such cases, over the years. View this post on Instagram A post shared by kyla_kelly (@kyla_kelly) on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:29am PDT The employees have demanded key changes in the company's stance, which could finally help the victims sue their harassers. Among other issues raised by protestors are unequal pay and a lack of gender representation. Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai has supported the staff's right to protest. "Yesterday, we let Googlers know that we are aware of the activities planned for Thursday and that employees will have the support they need if they wish to participate," he said. "I understand the anger and disappointment that many of you feel," he said in an all-staff email. "I feel it as well, and I am fully committed to making progress on an issue that has persisted for far too long in our society… and, yes, here at Google, too." A Twitter feed titled @googlewalkout has documented the movement at Google's international offices. Google staff in Singapore, Zurich, London, Tokyo, Berlin and New York were among the first to take part. The first of many coordinated #GoogleWalkout protests has begun - this is at the firm's office in Singapore. (Pic via https://t.co/h44RZYGGHV ) pic.twitter.com/QeFgmPbHnN — Dave Lee (@DaveLeeBBC) November 1, 2018 Google confirmed to PTI that about 150 employees participated in the protests in India. The tech giant has offices in four locations in the country, namely Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore. Google has struggled to deal with the reaction generated by the New York Times report. Top executives have promised in a mail that the company is "dead serious" towards workplace safety and creating an inclusive environment. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Thames Sookpranee (@thamess) on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:21am PDT At least 48 other employees have been sacked for sexual harassment without receiving a payout, Pichai told staff. He admitted the New York Times' report had been "difficult to read". Staff involved in Thursday's walkout were supposed to leave a note on their desks telling colleagues: "I'm not at my desk because I'm walking out with other Googlers and contractors to protest sexual harassment, misconduct, lack of transparency, and a workplace culture that's not working for everyone." Other formal demands from Google's management are as follows: • A commitment to end pay and opportunity inequality • A publicly disclosed sexual harassment transparency report • A clear, uniform, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct safely and anonymously • The elevation of the chief diversity officer to answer directly to the CEO, and make recommendations directly to the board of directors • The appointment of an employee representative to the board • An end to forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination for all current and future employees More on this as the story develops. Follow this space…
  15. It's very easy to feel bad and sympathize with less fortunate people but it's harder to actually take action and do something about it, and a social activist from Hyderabad named Azhar Maqsusi is proving how much of a difference they can make in someone's life if they really try hard enough. Feeding over 400 people every day, he has made it his life's mission to help people in need and provide them with free food. He is seen outside Gandhi General Hospital and Dabeerpura in Hyderabad, feeding people. Turns out it's all personal since he was the one in need while growing up. While talking to ANI, he said, “My father died when I was four years old. There were many days when my family and I used to sleep hungry.” #insaniyat #Zindabad Friends, Today tears came in my eyes and I started to pray and thank Allah how much you have favoured us. Friends, This is a human and we are human too but why do our hearts don't get restless when we see other human :( pic.twitter.com/OR8BBbAdBS — azhar maqsusi (@azhar_maqsusi) October 29, 2018 He went on, “One day, I saw a woman struggling for food. By that time, I had started working, so I purchased food for her. That was the day when I prayed to God to show me a way to help poor people.” He started with this extremely important cause about seven years ago and started feeding people with whatever money he had. Soon after, actually after about three years, more people started noticing how much of difference he was making and helped him out by providing groceries and stuff. #Hunger #has #no #religion Mera maqsad humare Desh mai koi bhook'ka Na Rahe, Bhook ko Desh se Khatam karna hai , Ye kaam Mushkil hai ye pata hai mujhe , Magar Na-mumkin Nahi Ye Yaqeen bhi hai Mujhe #Insaniyat #Zindabad pic.twitter.com/4joRauvQ0b — azhar maqsusi (@azhar_maqsusi) October 19, 2018 He said, “I then extended the programme and started distributing free food at Gandhi General Hospital four years ago. Three to four hundred people eat food at Gandhi Hospital and Dabeerpura area daily.” Hunger doesn't care about age. pic.twitter.com/IkXzsobxxA — azhar maqsusi (@azhar_maqsusi) August 1, 2018 Now, he has managed to expand this initiative to other states as well and over 1000 people are fed every day because of him. He said, “I have extended this program to other states like Bengaluru, Raichur, Tandoor, Jharkhand and Assam. In all these places our free food distribution program runs and around 1000-1200 people get free food daily. I want to extend this program even more. I am very much happy and satisfied to help poor people.” #WorldFoodDay2018 at #Gandhi #Hospital #Secunderabad pic.twitter.com/1Pls4EAemF — azhar maqsusi (@azhar_maqsusi) October 16, 2018 Jagdeesh, a labourer, was quoted as saying, “Since last one year, I am having food here. On some days I don't get work to do, therefore, at times I don't have money. On those days, I come here for food.” Main apni kushi dhoondta hoon aise masoom bhooley chaheraon mai jinko insaniyat ka intezar hai :) pic.twitter.com/0nc6r0jg40 — azhar maqsusi (@azhar_maqsusi) October 8, 2018 Everyone is quite self-involved these days and it's a good thing to take a minute and look out for other people, we can't even think about how much that would affect someone. What's a better feeling than doing something for someone without asking anything in return knowing that it's making a huge difference in their life?
  16. In India, iPhones are a status symbol for the uber rich. While a majority of smartphone sales in the country consist of the budget and midrange segment, Apple has been extremely successful in creating a wide brand recognition among buyers. No other brand has been this good at convincing people what's best for them. This point is not just valid in India though, Apple is globally known as a premium phone maker. Now that mobile phones are easily available and aren't a privilege anymore, younger kids have easier access to them. And, according to this survey, from 8,500 respondents, 82 per cent said they own an iPhone. © Reuters In its biannual "Taking Stock with Teens" survey, the investment bank notes 86 per cent of teens surveyed said their next phone would be an iPhone. That's also the highest percentage recorded by the survey, up from 84 per cent in the spring of this year. On the other end, a meagre 10 per cent said they intend to buy an Android device. "Overall, we view the survey data as a sign that Apple's place as the dominant device brand among teens remains intact," Michael Olson and Yung Kim, the Piper Jaffray analysts, wrote. © Pexels Apple has been dominating this age group for five years now, and it's not just about the iPhones. The second most preferred brand is watchmaker Rolex followed by the Apple Watch. Previous surveys found 12 per cent of young Americans owned an Apple Watch, while 17 per cent planned to buy the device. The survey results were drawn from responses from teens across 48 states with an average age of 16. Respondents consisted of 56 per cent male and 44 per cent being female teens. The average household income of the respondents was slightly more than US$ 68,000. © BCCL The recently launched iPhone XR is actually built for this target audience. It is significantly cheaper than the iPhone X's US$ 999 price tag and boasts of all the major features like Face ID, larger display, A12 Bionic processor, and new design. According to reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new iPhone XS and XS Max both exceeded Apple's expectations, and the iPhone XR will continue the streak. Source: Business Insider
  17. The easiest way of identifying a millennial is to track down the proudest ones in the group. Add in a whole lot of nostalgia to the mix, along with a strong allegiance to anything that has a '90s' ring to it, and et voila! You've got yourself a millennial.There really can't be any two ways about the fact that millennials happen to be a proud lot. You see, they have their reasons. Theirs is the generation that grew up with the internet, saw the rise of computers and cell phones to become everyday commodities, as well as ushered in some of the greatest socio-politico-economic changes for the following generations to come. © Y-Films Now, the millennials might (claim to) know their shit, okay, some of them might even actually know what they're up to, and if Mary Meeker's 'Internet Trend Report' is to be believed, the millennials are kind of ruling over all the important areas of the world, especially the workforce. But Gen Y ought to get over its preoccupation soon enough, because Gen Z is steadily catching up to them. The current crop of 19-year-olds has started to make their presence felt. Also known as the iGen, this ultra tech-savvy generation is not only over-zealous but also happens to be the generation of doers and achievers. © Dharma Productions Gen Z might soon be taking over the reins from the millennials, as these 8 things prove why we feel they're capable of it. Based on a detailed report by author and speaker Ryan Jenkins providing insights on Gen Z, the following aspects make them different and better than the millennials. 1. Gen Z Is Realistic Unlike the millennials, who are optimistic by nature for having grown up at the juncture of newer opportunities in abundance, Gen Z is more realistic by nature. Having grown up during the recession, 77% of Gen Z is expected to be more hardworking than the previous generations. 2. Gen Z Is Independent iGen believes in going solo in every big or small aspect of their lives. While millennials are more inclined towards a group or collaborative efforts, Gen Z prefers to work independently. 71% of Gen Z swear by the 'Do It Yourself' motto in all aspects of their life, for the best outcomes. © UTV Motion Pictures 3. Gen Z Is Of Digital Origins What that means is that while the millennials saw the rise of WWW and smartphones, Gen Z was born into it. They did not witness these revolutions, but instead landed the legacy. Gen Z is more productive because of the high-speed internet connectivity and curated online content. 4. Gen Z Chooses To Share Selectively Unlike millennials, who are obsessed with sharing the most minute and private details of their life with the online community, Gen Z believes in being more safe and selective about their online presence. 5. Gen Z Digs Interpersonal Interactions © Y-Films Very different to its previous generation, Gen Z finds it easier to find the equilibrium that would allow them to make use of both online and offline mode of communication with others, making them more popular and approachable. This is in great contrast to millennials, who like to avoid face-to-face interactions. 6. Gen Z Is Interested In Alternate Forms Of Learning Another thing about Gen Z that makes them highly interesting, is their aversion to restricting their scope of education to traditional ways of education. Gen Z is instead more interested in hands-on and on-demand learning such as online tutorials and the like. © Twitter 7. Gen Z's Idea Of Success Is Exposure Again, unlike millennials, Gen Z is more concerned about the learning experience and exposure in their field of work, rather than switch jobs like Gen Y simply because they feel “bored”. Gen Z prefers to learn and grow in their own space and pace. 8. Gen Z = Global Citizens With more and more youngsters getting online, it's become much easier for Gen Z to erase international boundaries and interact with their global counterparts much more easily than the millennials. This helps them to move around the globe much more easily. These 8 aspects make Gen Z pretty different and more sorted than the millennials. With such credible characteristics to themselves, Gen Z will take over the reins from the millennials in no time.
  18. The Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra starrer 'Badhaai Ho' released today and the verdict is already out. The internet has already declared it loud and clear that Ayushmann rules the roost on the big screen for now. Badhaai Ho reviews are so good. @ayushmannk is competing with himself this weekend, with Andhadhun receiving so much love too. That's the kind of competition you need. Yay! â¤ï¸ — Manpreet Kaur (@Manpreeeeeet) October 17, 2018 Just watched #BadhaaiHo and have to say @ayushmannk sir again a very brilliant job..as always also I think now every Indian will understand the sweet message from the movie of #savethegirlchild loved itâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸ — Sourav Narayan (@carcrazysourav) October 18, 2018 The movie also stars the supremely talented Neena Gupta, who is back on the screen after a while, and she is winning hearts out there. #BadhaaiHo is great fun! @raogajraj steals every single scene he's in; commendable with the fantastic cast of @ayushmannk @Neenagupta001 and @sanyamalhotra07. And don't miss Surekha Sikri as a cranky, yet adorable grandmum!#BadhaaiHoReview #BadhaaiHoMovieReview — Neil Soans (@RollingSoans) October 17, 2018 #BadhaaiHo is such a heartwarming movie. I laughed, I cried and I missed my family so much! @Neenagupta001, @raogajraj and Surekha Sukri are the real stars of the movie. Watch this one with your families. Amit Sharma, Badhaai Ho :) — Wo Madrasi Kudi (@dishya_sharma) October 17, 2018 Seems like everyone's loving the fact that there's a family entertainer after such a long time, for everyone to savour. Watched #BadhaaiHo and absolutely loved it. Set to be @ayushmannk's 2nd consecutive mega hit. Surprisingly the curse of second half in Bollywood films is slowly diminishing. Go watch the film with your friends and family this dussehra. Recommended! â­â­â­â­ #BadhaaiHoReview — Yash Paryani (@FilmyYash) October 17, 2018 It is unfair on other actors for @ayushmannk to chunk out two of the best movies of the year! #BadhaaiHo is wow. Keep soaring, our self proclaimed SRKian. â¤ï¸ — Hipster (@Hipsterrrific) October 18, 2018 In case you were living under a rock and have no idea what this movie is about, now is a good time to know. So, in case you have no movie plans for the weekend, you should probably make one now?
  19. Call him a real-life shapeshifter or pure magic, Christian Bale is one man who is extremely true to his craft and passionate about the roles he takes up. For his next role, the perfectionist gained a whopping 20 kilos and obviously, looked unrecognisable. © Annapurna Pictures Bale is all set to play Dick Cheney, the former Vice President of the US. The movie 'Vice' also stars Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld. The movie will follow Dick's rise to becoming the most powerful VP in US history. Bale is known for putting his body through the extreme when it comes to getting in character for a movie. From reducing himself to skin and bones to transforming into a mountain, he has done it all. When he lost weight back in 2004 for 'The Machinist', he claimed that it affected him both physically and mentally. He then went on to surprise fans once again when he beefed up for 'Baman Returns' and had to follow a strict regime of weightlifting and eating protein. © Warner Bros Needless to say, his fans are elated with his transformation once again. I traveled with Cheney in 2004, covering the re-election campaign for @ABC. Every speech, rally, retail stop. It's *incredible* how much Christian Bale looks and sounds like the former VP. His facial expressions are dead on https://t.co/xmAyv8Gj5q — Karen Travers (@karentravers) October 3, 2018 Christian Bale really un-DID THAT. pic.twitter.com/V5Phiop43W — Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) October 8, 2018 Yeap. Confirmed. Christian Bale is a shapeshifter. pic.twitter.com/55JoyV82Df — Khabir (@KhabirM) October 9, 2018 If this is not pure genius then what is?
  20. The 'MeToo' movement in our country is a wake-up call for all those eyes and ears which have been shut to a horrendous reality, that happens behind closed doors, on open roads and affects every victim in a different way. Tanushree Dutta shook the foundation of the hypocritical, diabolical world of Bollywood after she accused Nana Patekar of harassing her on a film set years ago. Her many interviews explain the trauma she had to endure, and how instead of helping her, everyone in the crew went against her and she was forced to stay silent. This bold move opened the gates of courage for many women, both in the industry and outside of it, to speak their story out loud and share their trauma with the world. Soon the social media was flooded with a plethora of #MeToo stories that shocked and baffled us in equal measure. Amongst the names of many perpetrators, AIB co-founders Tanmay Bhat, Gursimram Khamba and even Alok Nath were called out by various women. While every accused man is trying to either issue an apology or wash off these accusations, it is the deafening silence of the big Bollywood stars on this entire boiling issue of sexual misconduct, that is jarring the most. 'Queen' director Vikas Bahl was accused by several women, including Kangana Ranaut of misconduct and instead of offering her major support, most superstars have decided to stay shut. May we ask why? Is it because it might affect your double-faced relations in the industry, or is it costing you an entire movie? Offering support and calling out perpetrators is what these so-called 'influencers' have cleverly chosen to ignore. © Instagram In a recent interview, Bollywood Imran Khan came up and spoke openly about the entire Vikas Bahl episode. His statements are an eye-opener and make you question the shallow nature of this industry, that is supposedly meant to give wings to one's dreams. Imran claims that the entire industry knew about Vikas Bahl but everyone chose to ignore it. “I think it was long long long overdue. There have been times when I wanted to speak out. I was advised to stay quiet because they said people will assume I am trying to grab publicity. They (people) will say I am trying to become relevant and come in the news since my films have not worked well. Time and again, people around me will tell me to not speak up. There are a lot of things that have happened in front of me and bothered me for years. Even after being aware of so many things, I could not say it out because I somewhere felt no one will support me on it.” © Instagram Speaking of a first-hand account that he witnessed, he shared the details of how deep-rooted this problem is and just how 'normal' it is for everyone to accept this behaviour. “Very early in my career, there was a director who was auditioning for the female lead in a film. He made girls do a photoshoot in bikinis, in sexy poses. These photographs went straight to the director's personal laptops. These were not costume tests. These were not even used for marketing. So, what was he doing with these photographs? Later, he was showing these photos to the three shortlisted actresses and other women on the sets. I found it appalling. It is sexism and definitely an emotional and mental harassment. It was a wrong usage of power. There is a story later that happened with the actress. I hope she speaks of it through the story I am telling, it is her choice," he said. About Vikas Bahl, Imran blatantly claims that Bollywood is not a stranger to this issue, “everyone is talking about Vikas Bahl. I have heard his stories from three other actresses. Ranging from inappropriate touching to straight up saying that 'if you were cast in the film, what will I get in return?'. Again, I am telling you what I know directly through the actresses or from the industry. The story of this girl (in case of Vikas Bahl) came somewhere a year ago, if I am not wrong. Everyone in the film industry knew. I was at a social gathering 5-6 months ago, with a lot of people and the conversation came about MeToo movement in Hollywood. At a point, I said 'what about Bollywood?'. The Vikas Bahl matter was brushed under the carpet, a few weeks after the news first appeared, I saw him smiling, posing for pictures with every celebrity in the industry. At that point, he started making a film with Hrithik (Roshan). I was like how is it in Hollywood a culprit is shunned but here he was making a proper film. Everyone was socialising with him. So, I brought it up at the party and realised only I was the odd one there.” © Instagram While we are glad that a mainstream Bollywood figure has spoken, we still wonder how long will it be before others let the skeletons out of the closet. It is funny and obnoxious at the same time that our beloved stars go all out for campaigns and voice opinions about issues, when their movies are around the corner or they are associated with a certain brand. True, it took Imran years to open up about this and this doesn't mean that he is not guilty of hiding behind the garb of Bollywood's golden silence, but we do give credit to the man for at least asking women to speak up. “These people might not come out in open, but I wanted to stand up and say I support them completely. I cannot be silent about it anymore. My conscience will not allow me to. As a man, I know what it is to say that. I do not want to deal with negative publicity, but how these women have come out is brave. I do not want them to feel that men in the industry are not standing by them. I have chosen my words and said what I intended to say. I have been silent for long enough and it makes me feel dirty.” The people who were lauding Hollywood for its brave 'MeToo' movement are the same people who chose to wrap their silence in crafted hypocrisy. What they forget is the fact that people are evolving and no one is a fool here. You might wonder that an actor's job is to simply entertain and work towards making a wonderful movie for the fans, but allow me to explain how they also have a social responsibility to speak up for things when the issues demand their attention. Our influencers, our idols tweet and post about random things and portray an example of how certain people might want to be, so why on Earth, when this is happening in your fraternity and people you work and party with are involved, you simply choose to not speak up?
  21. Seems like the entertaining 'jodi' of Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu in the 'Bigg Boss' house has hit a rocky patch. After Jasleen refused to give up her clothes, makeup and even cut her hair to save her partner from elimination, things started going sour between the lovebirds. Trouble started with Romil igniting the fire between the two, by ranting on how she could have given up on those things to save her Anup ji. Kya @anupjalota ka #JasleenMatharu ke liye pyaar jhootha pad gaya? Catch all the hungama tonight at 9 PM! #BB12 #BiggBoss12 pic.twitter.com/O518fHRKf5 — COLORS (@ColorsTV) October 2, 2018 While Jasleen felt bad about how the matter was blown out of proportion, things went from bad to worse after Anup openly called it off with her, which left her shook, obviously. #JasleenMatharu ka kapdon ke taraf pyaar dekh kar @anupjalota ne tod diya unka anokha rishta! Aage kya hoga, janne ke liye dekhiye #BB12 aaj raat 9 baje. #BiggBoss12 pic.twitter.com/JH40oJiSws — COLORS (@ColorsTV) October 2, 2018 The other contestants obviously tried to intervene and explain to the couple that it was too petty an issue for breaking up, but the new wild card entry, Surbhi Rana apparently fuelled the fire when she irked Anup by telling him how one's self-respect cannot be traded for love on national television. People on social media are already joking about this first major development from the 'Bigg Boss' house. #AnupJalota right now. #BB12 pic.twitter.com/AlYGgDuc9m — Bigg Boss Critic (@Critic_BB12) October 1, 2018 Today's episode in a single picture!ð#AnupJalota #JasleenMatharu #SurbhiRana #bb12 #BiggBuzz #BB12onVoot pic.twitter.com/H930hbCMag — ð»ð (@Leonotcaprio) October 2, 2018 Also, people are asking some hilarious, yet legit questions. #AnupJalota ... u still think she loves you more than her Makeup ? ð .#BiggBoss12 #BB12 pic.twitter.com/5uQX2nN7cL — Pewdendra pie (@halfpsych) October 1, 2018 Isnt it weird #JasleenMatharu gets "saasu maa" wali feeling from #DipikaKakarIbrahim but she doesn't get "dadaji" wali feeling from her bf #AnupJalota — Satyajit Ulka Kotwal (@HRHSatyajit) October 1, 2018 Well, pyaar ek dhoka hai, but we thought this couple was trying to prove to the world what true love meant to them, and that they were ready to fight against all odds. Will they get back together or not? Only time will tell.
  22. Ever since taking over the reins from MS Dhoni as captain, Virat Kohli has set new standards in terms of fitness in the Indian cricket team. The Indian skipper is currently the fittest player in international cricket and has ensured fitness is one of the key parameters for a cricketer to make the Team India cut. And, the result is quite clear. Today, the Indian cricket team is considered one of the best fielding sides in the world. The Indian players are a livewire in the field, they run hard between the wickets and the improved levels of fitness have allowed them to add more value to the team. But, despite the improvement in their fitness, none of the Indian cricketers have been able match the levels of captain Kohli. © Reuters Thanks to his dedication in the gym and strict diet, the Delhi lad has managed to leave the other cricketers behind with his fitness. The right-hander might be turning 30 next month, but he is still in the best shape of his life. However, while many feel he is the fittest amongst the current crop of Indian players, Kohli is actually not. In a recent interview, Karun Nair claimed that he is the fittest member of the Indian cricket team. “I've been spending a lot of time with (Shanker) Basu Sir, our trainer, and Sanjay Bangar sir as well, our batting coach. Obviously a lot of throwdowns and a lot of net sessions. But mainly I have been spending time with Basu Sir. According to him, I am the fittest person in the team right now. I am very proud of that and I just want to keep improving on that,” he was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. The right-handed batsman was one of the contenders to bat in India's middle-order, but he was restricted to the bench during their tour of England earlier this year. He had made his Test comeback during the historic match against Afghanistan in June and was expected to retain his place in Team India for the Test series in England. © Reuters Many expected Nair to be included in the Indian team for the fifth Test against England, but skipper Kohli surprised everyone by opting for Hanuma Vihari instead. In the upcoming two-match Test series against West Indies, Nair was once again excluded from the Indian side as Vihari retained his place owing to his fifty and three-wicket spell in the final Test against England. Team India will host West Indies for two Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in a month-long tour. The two teams will lock horns in the first Test at Rajkot on 4th October.
  23. Johnny Depp has played so many legendary roles that it's hard to pick a favourite, but I feel the first character that pops into your mind when you think of him, is none other than that of Captain Jack Sparrow. And now, turns out that this iconic character has a desi connection. No, I'm not talking about Aamir Khan's look from the upcoming movie 'Thugs Of Hindostan' which seems 'inspired' by the famous swashbuckling pirate. I'm talking about the new revelation by Ted Elliott, one of the screenwriters for Jack Sparrow's character. He recently revealed how the character is inspired from Lord Krishna. Isn't that just so unexpected? He said, “Jack Sparrow's character in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' is one of the most integral parts of the film. The characterization of Sparrow is based on Lord Krishna who is a major deity in Hinduism. While writing the character sketch of Jack Sparrow, we referred to the description of Lord Krishna, various shades of the Almighty, which helped us a lot in making the whole character of Jack Sparrow into existence.” At first, it seems fake, but when you really think about it, you can see the connection. But, we're still dealing with the initial reaction of the people – to be shook. Captain Jack Sparrow, is an inspiration from Krishna do you knew this @BabuBegOfficial? #JackSparrowIsKrishna pic.twitter.com/fID72DHa3P — Rajkumar (@raj50_boy) September 25, 2018 OMG WOW!!!! TIL that legendary Jack Sparrow character was inspired from Lord Krishna. #JackSparrowIsKrishna pic.twitter.com/fw1354lvpp — *Uncle Ji * (@Hitler_uncle) September 25, 2018 I love all the different gifs people are using, tbh. That moment when you someone tells you Jack Sparrow is actually inspired from Lord Krishna#JackSparrowIsKrishna pic.twitter.com/BdLPfHWaGs — *Uncle Ji * (@Hitler_uncle) September 25, 2018 That expression, exactly. Omg! Just got to know that Captain Jack Sparrow was inspired by Lord Krishna OMG!#JackSparrowIsKrishna pic.twitter.com/6IbM3NCq89 — s a T y a (@POETICandFUNNY) September 25, 2018 Pleasant surprise indeed. This is a pleasent surprise to know that Jack Sparrow is actually inspired from Lord Krishna #JackSparrowIsKrishna — Mahesh (@Iam_Mahesh_) September 25, 2018 The gifs are back! Jack Sparrow is actually inspired from Lord Krishna!!! #JackSparrowIsKrishna pic.twitter.com/9tZt7jxm95 — Minal Ruhela (@minalrh) September 25, 2018 Quite unbelievable. It is unbelievable that Jack Sparrow is being taken by the inspiration of Lord Krishna #JackSparrowIsKrishna pic.twitter.com/8nFgeVFjaf — Deepa (@deepsdhanu) September 25, 2018
  24. To start with, almost every western website calls Roti as the Indian Flat Bread. Nope, it's not an Indian Flat Bread. It's a Roti or a Chapati, and that's how it is addressed and should be addressed. We don't call bread as the American roti or the Canadian Chapati, or Australian Naan. Let's stop distorting the terms, as these simple distortions create confusions in a lot of senses. A Westerner who has never had a roti, just because he thinks it's a kind of bread made in India, he starts thinking that a roti is made the same way a bread is made, using the same ingredients, which it isn't, except for a few of the ingredients. A Little History Of Our Roti © Pixabay Acc. to the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) research, people have been making flat breads for over 6,000 years, and today about 80 to 85% of the total wheat produced in the country is used for the preparation of chapatti. Paranthas Aren't Unhealthy! © YouTube This is one of the biggest myths in conjunction with the topic at discussion. Often people tell me that they have brown bread sandwich or cornflakes for breakfast and I ask them why not paranthas? The answer is common. It is fattening. And this is the same case with most Indian foods today. - What is a parantha made of? Whole wheat or different grains mixed together like jowar, bajra, soy, chana and ragi. There is no maida or sugar added, until and unless there is a specific reason to do so. - What do you add in a parantha? Generally, vegetables or spices. - What do you apply on a parantha? Little ghee or butter, not a toxic refined cooking oil. Can you tell me what is unhealthy in the above list of ingredients? The answer often is ghee and butter. If you didn't know, ghee is one of the healthiest fats you can consume. What is bread made of? - Maida or refined carbohydrates as the base, with added sugar (that's why it tastes sweet) - toxic low grade refined oil (that's why when you press a bread, you have oil on your fingers) - salt (to preserve it and make it taste better, when you combine it with sugar and refined oils) - caramel color to make it brown - and yeast to make it fluffy - and may be some wheat and other grains if it is labelled whole wheat. What Actually Is Wheat Bread? Firstly, there is nothing called Brown Bread. It's simply white bread coloured brown. The colour is industrial caramel colour added to it, about which we will discuss later in the text. Now, there are other forms of breads like whole wheat, multi grain, ragi, bran, etc. But at the end of the day, they have a larger percentage as refined carbs or maida along with the other ingredients. Roti Vs Bread: How Fresh? If you prepare a roti/parantha at home, how long can you keep it outside before consuming? May be half a day, or a bit more! Why? Because, there is no ingredients added to it to preserve it. On the other hand, breads are kept for over weeks on the shelves of your supermarket. Why? Because they need to be preserved to be kept in open. A Stupid Comparison A lot of articles and dieticians compare roti and breads on the basis of calories. This is just for the sake of comparison, because there are many stronger views against bread and for roti, than mere calories. This is a stupid comparison. A slice of bread has approx 60cal, and a roti has around 70-80cal, depending on the size and thickness of the roti and bread. This does not make it a point of comparison. Breads Aren't Better Than Rotis © YouTube Another big and most misunderstood point is that whole wheat breads are better. Which country are you living in? Firstly, high quality breads are made at very few places in the world, which use the traditional methods of baking which they have been using since centuries, using locally produced ingredients, without the use of preservatives and other toxic refined oils. Such breads are consumed fresh on the same day, as you cannot preserve them for long, just like rotis. Breads are not bad, but the really good quality breads are rare, and very rare in India. One Of The Longest Living Human Group Eats Roti Some of the best and the most extensive research is on the longest living people in the world, people who live over a hundred (centenarians) and are still in the best of their health. One of the such population is the Hunza, which resides in the mountainous region of North Pakistan. Roti is one of the most consumed foods by the Hunza, and they have it in almost all their meals. Akshay Chopra, is a graduate of the National Defence Academy & the Air Force Academy, and a former IAF pilot. He is one of the most qualified health, fitness & nutrition consultants in the country, and an author of multiple books & ebooks. He is among the few in the country to have a background of competitive athletics, military training and bodybuilding. He is the co-founder of the Body Mechanics chain of gyms, and India's first research based channel We R Stupid. You can check out his Youtube here.
  25. We usually read about movies drawing inspiration from real-life but seldom do we see real-life taking cues from a movie, unless it's about replicating a proposal or something similar. However, this particular conman has earned himself the name of 'Rick Bahl', a notorious character in a Bollywood movie who cheated women off their money. Julian Sinha, a resident of Ahmedabad has been caught duping over 50 women on matrimonial sites and extracting a large amount of cash from them. © TOI As per a report in TOI, Julian posed as an Army Officer called Sidhart Mehra and used pictures of other men to lure women on matrimonial sites. The case came into light when one of the women filed a case against him and further investigation revealed that he had a history of duping over 50 women. © Twitter Sinha asked the woman for Rs. 50,000 to invest in a house and stopped returning her calls once he received the amount. The man has been caught and is in police custody now. Wonder what he said when he was finally caught. Probably something like 'kya karun oh ladies, main hun aadat se majboor?'