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  1. While watching a movie, most of us tend to get pretty invested in the characters, especially if it's a love story. However, the sizzling chemistry that we sense on-screen is often non-existent in real life. Thanks to the stellar skills of the actors and the camera man's dexterity, who can easily manipulate the intimate kissing scenes in such a way that we believe it's real. There are romantic Bollywood movies where the actors did not kiss each other. Here is a list of actors from the industry who have a strict no-kissing policy: 1. Riteish Deshmukh © Instagram/Riteish Deshmukh While there's nothing wrong with on-screen kissing scenes, some actors maintain their stance. Riteish is one such example. He was asked to do a kissing scene in Jane Kaha Se Ayi Hai which he refused to do so and has maintained the rule since. For him, kissing is very private and isn't something he would like to showcase on-screen. 2. Bobby Deol © Instagram/Bobby Deol Bobby hasn't worked on-screen for a very long time now but even he has kept away from intimate scenes in his past works. The shots are taken in such a way that one would believe the scenes are real. To date, no one knows the real reason why Bobby refused to do on-screen kissing scenes. 3. Sonakshi Sinha © Instagram/Sonakshi Sinha Even Sonakshi made it pretty clear since the beginning, that she won't be comfortable doing kissing scenes with her co-stars. A scene from R Rajkumar (pool scene) is a perfect example of how ardently she follows the rule. 4. Ajay Devgn © Instagram/Ajay Devgn Ajay Devgn has given several blockbusters in Bollywood. When it comes to kissing scenes though, Ajay kept away from it, as he found it uncomfortable to do lip-lock scenes with his co-stars. He might have done intimate scenes but has never kissed on-screen. 5. Tamannaah Bhatia © Instagram/Tamannaah Bhatia Tamannaah Bhatia is known for her South Indian movies. The actress has never felt comfortable wearing a bikini on-screen. For one of Sajid Khan's film, the actress vocally said that she won't kiss on-screen or wear a bikini. She mentioned that she is shy and has never said yes to kissing scenes. 6. Kangana Ranaut © Instagram/Kangana Ranaut Kangana Ranaut is the 'Queen' of controversies, but when it comes to her career, the actress has a very clear view that she doesn't like intimate scenes. This was the very reason why she also rejected The Dirty Picture. 7. Salman Khan © Instagram/Salman Khan Salman is rigid with the scripts and the scenes he does on-screen. Recently, he was seen in an intimate scene with Disha Patani for Radhe. Salman has always maintained a strict no-kissing policy. Hence, the scene came as a surprise to many. The actor later made it clear that Disha was wearing duct tape for the scene and it wasn't a lip lock. View the full article
  2. For the second year straight, the captain of the Chennai Super Kings franchise, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is being criticised for not showing intent or being unable to lead from the front, even in easy matches. The clash between Dhoni’s CSK and KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings saw Deepak Chahar go on an absolute tear and break the opposing batting order’s back with his pace deliveries. Going for a phenomenal 4/13 spell in four overs, Chahar’s efforts limited PBKS to just a 106-run total which the CSK batsmen were able to chase down in less than 16 overs and won the match with six wickets and 26 deliveries in hand. View this post on Instagram And even though the CSK’s first win of the season proved to be too quick and simple, the fans of the squad couldn’t help but complain about the fact that Dhoni refused to come out and bat and kept sending one player after another in his place instead. The fact that the Ranchi-born had his worst season in the league last year, scoring just 200 runs in 14 matches doesn’t help his case and his second-ball duck dismissal against Delhi Capitals earlier this season only adds to his misery. Not a good night out for CSK captain, MS Dhoni - out for a duck, lose their opening game and now fined for a slow over rate #DCvCSK #CSKvsDC pic.twitter.com/vylu11Her1 — ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) April 10, 2021 Former Indian opener and one of the biggest critics of the skipper at the moment, Gautam Gambhir has also shown his concern towards whatever is going on in Mahi’s mind and wishes to understand why he refuses to play higher in the batting line-up. “MS Dhoni should be batting higher, that’s what matters because ultimately people should start leading from the front. We keep mentioning this thing that a leader needs to lead from the front. You can’t be leading, when you’re batting at No.7," Gambhir said on Star Sports' show Cricket LIVE, ahead of the CSK and PBKS clash. While CSK and PBKS were locking horns, the official Twitter handle of the Indian Premier League shared a picture of Dhoni and youngster Shahrukh Khan having a chat but the critical fans and trolls used this opportunity to start memeing the 39-year old star. Dhoni: Credit khana sikh sbse jaruri wahi h Baaki batting to upar niche chalta rhega — Harsh Singh (@HarshSi33694836) April 17, 2021Dhoni: Cricketing skills toh acchi hai but kagaz usey jyada jaruri hai — Jayu Royals (@Indianslumdog) April 16, 2021This "Thala giving tips to youngsters" is the only Scripted thing in IPL. https://t.co/a7HCnp7c0M — 𝐃𝐞𝐯 ࿗ (@Kohlization) April 17, 2021At times I feel, players are made to sit with legends for pictures. Look at the camera angle and how is that they spot these interactions.. https://t.co/BOVA7Jc1Uj — BoreoShake (@TiTaNkhn) April 17, 2021shahrukh is going to flop with this tips and trick! — Michael Porter (@Educated_Writer) April 16, 2021Best thing about ipl is watching MSD play..he should bat higher. — Abhinav Anurag (@abhi_31117) April 16, 2021 View the full article
  3. The joy of summer is swiftly stolen by the very things that make it so enjoyable. Extending your stay in the sun will turn breezy hair frizzy, dewy skin greasy and happy feet sweaty. The increased humidity will shamelessly destroy the underarms of your neatly pressed cotton shirt before you can reach your destination. In short, summer is unforgiving. It makes everything feel sweaty and itchy, starting with your underarms. But sweat alone isn’t the culprit here. To save you the trouble this summer, we’ve decided to talk about the real reasons for itchy and smelly armpits. 1. Ingrown HairWhen the hair starts to curl back into the skin as it grows, it causes red or pink bumps and inflammation around the hair. These can be itchy and painful. The problem worsens for those who shave their armpits instead of trimming or have thick, coarse hair. Solution:Trimming, using a sharp razor, exfoliating the area once or twice a week and usign warm water can help prevent ingrown hair and bumps. __ECOMPRODUCT__1221__ 2. Excessive SweatThe greatest misconception about sweat is that it smells. But the nutrient-rich fluid alone has no odour. It’s only when sweat comes in contact with the bacteria on the skin’s surface that your unique stench becomes obvious to the person sitting next to you. The bacteria work towards breaking down the acids in your sweat and begin to emanate a foul smell. Solution:Bring your A-game on to the shower. Give the areas with the highest concentration of apocrine sweat glands—chest, undercarriage, armpits—a thorough clean. To stop the bacteria from festering, use a body wash that’s free of harmful chemicals and towel off the area until bone dry. __ECOMPRODUCT__1409__ 3. Heat Rash Heat rash aka prickly heat can be characterised as the little red bumps that appear in the crease of the elbow, on the chest, in the armpits. Best known for itching like hell and destroying the possibility of fun. Heat rash is caused by an obstruction in the sweat ducts. It impels sweat to leak into the skin and trigger inflammation. Most doctors advise sufferers to simply limit their time in the sun or stop sweating. But that doesn’t seem like a practical solution especially for the folks living in a country that’s so loved by the heat—India. Solution:First up, don’t scratch it. Discard all the occlusive (pore-clogging) and sticky skincare products, especially those loaded with fragrance. Let the clothes made of breathable cotton fabric take over your seasonal wardrobe. __ECOMPRODUCT__1410__ 4. Ingredient SensitivityNot many products come in contact with your underarms but they’re a sensitive area. Chemical-packed deodorants can cause irritation resulting in redness, bumps and itching. Solution:While washing your pits you disrupt the protective barrier of the skin. This allows irritants to cause itchiness. So after your shower, let your underarms dry and wait for about 15 minutes before applying deodorant. __ECOMPRODUCT__1411__ 5. Your DietThe foods you consume in excess will have an effect on the flavour of your perfume. Garlic, onion, spices, alcohol, red meat and fatty foods that are hard to metabolise contribute to your body odour, so try to eliminate these from your diet and natch, use a deodorant. __ECOMPRODUCT__668__ The BottomlineYour body is covered by more than 2 million sweat glands and they do everything to make themselves known during summer. You can’t stop the natural procedure of sweating but you can employ these methods to eliminate itchy and sweaty armpits. Explore More View the full article
  4. We already know all about the many health benefits of cutting refined sugar out of our lives. But did you know that removing sugar also has many benefits for your skin? If you’ve ever indulged in a late night dessert, you know that it’s not easy to stop. Be it binging on oreos while watching Netflix or replacing water for coke, sugar is proven to be one of the most addictive foods. In addition to its unhealthy effects, here are some other reasons for you to quit sugar if you want better skin. __ECOMLOOKS__2852__ __ECOMLOOKS__2853__ __ECOMLOOKS__2854__ __ECOMLOOKS__2855__ __ECOMLOOKS__2856__ From honey and maple syrup to coconut sugar, the options are many. However, remember to focus on the glycemic index more than the calorie count while choosing the perfect fit for yourself. Explore More View the full article
  5. Most men often head to shower and just use hair shampoo, thinking that's all they need to clear all the dirt and grime from their hair. Turns out, your bathroom arsenal needs something more than just a bottle of shampoo. Conditioners are often underestimated in the men's grooming department but they are critical for your hair's health. Incorporating a high-quality hair conditioner into your routine is a must. Here are 5 reasons why using a conditioner is the best trick ever for your hair. 1. It Helps Moisturise Your Hair © iStock Hair conditioners are your best bet when you wish to keep your strands moisturised. These conditioners help restore the natural oil of your hair and maintain its health, which gets stripped away when you use a shampoo. Conditioners help revitalise the texture of the hair and its overall appearance. If you don't use it, the hair may look oily from the roots. 2. The Length Of Your Hair © iStock If you cut your hair short often, then a conditioner may not be as important to you. But, for someone who likes longer mane, using a conditioner helps deal with any sort of hair damage, including split ends and super tangled hair. 3. Conditioners Help With Pollution & Sun Damage © iStock UV rays can damage your hair, especially if you have a fine hair texture. The sun rays work like bleach and end up lightening the hair strands, in turn weakening your hair with time. But when you use the right type of conditioner, it can help protect your hair from both sun damage and pollution due to the antioxidants and oils present in it. 4. Conditioner Helps Repair Hair's Cuticle © iStock Conditioners are also known to seal the hair cuticles and maintain moisture balance. The outer layer of every hair strand has microscopic cells which get damaged over time. This in turn makes the hair look dull and rough. What a conditioner does is that it smoothes down these cells and creates a protective layer so that the hair stays smooth and healthy. Furthermore, it cuts down on any future damage and controls issues like hair fall. 5. Conditioners Save Your Hair's Natural Oils © iStock Hair is made up of protein, water and oil and as it grows, the hair strands are covered with oils obtained by the sebum glands. When you shampoo often, the harsh chemicals strip away the natural oils. Conditioners sidestep this issue by moisturising the hair strands, replace the oils and also control the scalp from overproducing these oils. View the full article
  6. Recently, the limited series called The Serpent came out. It is a crime drama developed by Mammoth Screen and commissioned by the BBC. The eight-part limited series is based on the crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who preyed on young tourists on the Hippie Trail between the years 1975 and 1976. View the full article
  7. “My intention is to take his (Irrfan's) legacy forward and not to become a star,” Babil Khan said on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa that he attended along with his mother Sutapa as the festival paid homage to Irrfan. Irrfan’s son Babil Khan is all set to make his acting debut with the Netflix film Qala. Directed by Anvitaa Dutt, the film is produced by Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Sharma's production house, Clean Slate Filmz. It will surely be an interesting watch as we will get to see Babil working his magic for the first time. With Babil taking Irrfan Khan's legacy ahead, we feel that he would surely try to keep his father alive through his presence in the cinematic world and we also feel that the young lad is following the footsteps of his father. Here’s why we think he is Irrfan 2.0. 1. Unconventional Entry To CinemaIf you have seen Anushka Sharma’s work as a producer, you would have an idea that she doesn’t follow the cliched ways of storytelling and Qala is expected to have a unique storyline too. With Qala as his debut movie, Babil has already chosen an unconventional path. Sharing the teaser, Babil Khan wrote on Instagram “Tripti freaking Dimri is back again!!!!!! Whooooooo!!! (and a little bit of me) Also, I’m a bit skeptical about the phrase ‘getting launched’ because the audience should launch off their seats while watching our film and not any individual actor. ‘From the creators of Bulbbul, Clean Slate Filmz, and Anvita Dutt, we bring you #Qala, a Netflix Original film. Qala will be here soon to share the story of her fight for a place in her mother's heart (sic).’” View this post on Instagram When he attended the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, he was asked when the audience would get to see him on the big screen. In response, Babil said, "The thing is I have to do it the right way and I'm working on it giving my energy towards it. But, the thing is that I have to come in the right way. I don't want to do a big movie where I'm dancing and like it makes 100 cr...there is no artistic value in it." As his father changed how the audience perceives cinema, we are certain that Babil is here to do the same. 2. Here To Break StereotypesIrrfan smashed stereotypes of a typical hero as, earlier, the audience thought of the protagonist as a tall, handsome, and good looking man but Irrfan proved that it’s only the talent that matters. Well, Babil is breaking stereotypes in his own way. For instance, he'd earlier spoken about making makeup normal for men. He was trolled by many for applying makeup whenever he stepped out of his house and then, he gave it back to all those people who have such a narrow mindset. He wrote on Instagram, "Can you believe some people STILL go, 'Are you a girl?' when I apply face masks or make-up before going out? I think every person is made up of a cosmic duality and what truly makes you a man is recognizing the woman inside you. You are not a man till you realize your feminine dimension, because that exactly is toxic masculinity. I love looking after my skin, I love looking sexy, I love women and I love being a man (sic)." View this post on Instagram 3. Compassionate And Humble Towards His FansIf you have ever seen Irrfan greeting his fans, you would have noticed that the actor was his usual fun and jovial self. Babil, too, is following suit and has shown his humble nature while interacting with his fans a number of times. In one of the interactions with his fans, he was asked to unfollow the star kids and his humble response won our hearts. Babil, replying to the comment, wrote, “Bhai toh meri yeh hi ummeed rahegi ki mein apni mehnat aur performance se aapka dil itna khush kar doon ki aapko yeh lage hi na ki mere journey mein koi unfairness hui hai.” He also added, “brother, do you understand the pressure and expectations of being the son of someone who changed the acting in India cinema? I understand your frustration against nepotism, but there are two sides to every coin.” © Babil Khan Instagram © Babil Khan Instagram 4. Dresses And Talks Like IrrfanWhen Babil attended the 2021 Filmfare Awards, we couldn't help but notice the similarities between him and his father. Right from the outfit he chose to his mannerisms while accepting the posthumous honour given to his late father, it all reminded us of Irrfan. He chose to wear an outfit that his father wore in one of the fashion shows. Even his voice reminded us of Irrfan’s style of speaking. Here’s the snippet from the award ceremony: A very emotional moment from #FilmfareAwards when Irrfan Khan's son Babil come on stage for collecting award behalf of him. Babil & everyone else couldn't stop their tears. We all miss you #IrrfanKhan. Cont....@Riteishd @ayushmannk @RajkummarRao pic.twitter.com/99kIJltvNA — IMShubham (@shubham_jain999) April 9, 2021 Talking about the clothes, he shared on Instagram, “Mamma dressing me up - So in my little speech, while accepting baba’s awards from @jaideepahlawat @rajkummar_rao @ayushmannk, I basically said, “this is not my place to say anything. People always say that you cannot fit into your father’s shoes but at least I can fit into his clothes. I just want to show all my gratitude to the audience and our industry because of the warmth and love that you have hugged our family with, and all I can really say is that you and I will make this journey together and take Indian cinema to new heights, I promise.” He added, “The story behind the clothes was that my father hated participating in fashion shows and ramp walks but he did it in these same clothes in order to continuously break out of his comfort zone. That is exactly what I was doing last night, tearing through into new spaces that I’m uncomfortable with.” Here’s the post: View this post on Instagram We really hope that Babil makes a mark in the industry. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  8. Harshad Mehta was often referred to as the 'Big Bull' of Dalal Street or the 'Amitabh Bachchan' of the Indian stock market. It was his involvement in the scam of 1992 that exposed the loopholes in the country's banking system. We saw the story in detail when Pratik Gandhi collaborated with Hansal Mehta for the Scam 1992 web series. Just months later, we were given one more opportunity to see Harshad’s life but this time in the form of Abhishek Bachchan starring as The Big Bull. The film went on air yesterday and I certainly had high expectations because I wanted to see what new the film could bring to the table. One cannot help but compare it with last year’s Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story. It’s not that Abhishek didn’t do his part well but there were shortcomings in quite a few departments. Abhishek Bachchan plays the role of Hemant Shah, a lower-middle-class Gujarati who dreams about making it big and stumbles upon stock market investing as a way to achieve everything he has been desiring for. We have Sohum Shah as Hemant’s younger brother Viren. Ileana D’Cruz plays the role of the journalist who exposes the big scam while Nikita Dutta plays the role of Hemant’s wife in the movie. We also get to see Ram Kapoor in the role of Hemant’s lawyer. If you have seen the movie, you might agree with the fact it did fall short of expectations. And here are five reasons why we feel it didn’t hit the bull’s eye. 1. Characters Lacked Depth and ConvictionAbhishek does show patches of great performance as Hemant and reminded us of his character Dhirubhai Ambani in Mani Ratnam’s Guru but he still couldn’t manage to convince us as he couldn’t sink his teeth into the character. The character lacked finesse that might have made it seem more believable. With Sohum Shah, we had high expectations because of his strong performance in Tumbbad but he fails terribly here as he didn’t get enough material in terms of the screenplay to make his character feel real. Ileana D’Cruz also looked unfit for the character of a journalist who exposed such a big scam as she was sidelined by the writer. She has a strong part to play as she is the narrator of the movie. Nikita as Hemant’s wife was only reduced to just a pretty face. View this post on Instagram 2. Nothing New To Offer And Wavered ScreenplayAs we had already seen the story in detail, we were expecting something new and fresh. The film was surely at a disadvantage because the show had raised the bar way too high. The director could have taken a different take on the entire fiasco, maybe he could have focused on the emotional journey of Hemant. There were some scenes that weren’t just required and didn’t fit in. One more thing in the screenplay and plot that we found off was Bachchan’s evil laughs in between because that was genuinely annoying. View this post on Instagram 3. Dialogues Lacked PunchThe dialogues seem half-baked and badly written. Why do we say that? For instance, there’s a scene wherein Ileana’s character and Hemant are in conversation after he gets to know that there’s someone from his team who’s exposing all his secrets to her. He asks her, ‘Vibhishan Kon Hai’. Yes, you heard it right. There’s one more dialogue in the movie that makes you feel like the writing needed to be a tad bit sharper - ‘jo baadal garajte hai, woh baraste nahi.’ Dialogues are the soul and backbone of the movie and they didn’t do justice here. The characters fell victim to overdramatized writing. 4. Too RushedYou can argue with us on the fact that it’s a movie and it wasn’t easy for the director to put in everything in just 2.5 hours. We somewhere agree too but the way it has been shown, it looks rushed and the damage could have been fixed if the age-old method of flashback story-telling was avoided as the movie missed detailing. Perhaps, had the movie followed the linear progression, it wouldn’t have looked this rushed. Also, the director could have focused a little more on his initial struggles. 5. Great Supporting Cast Left With No Scope To ActThe supporting cast consists of Saurabh Shukla, Samir Soni, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ram Kapoor and Supriya Pathak but unfortunately, they didn’t have enough screen time to make their mark and it’s sad that such talent was wasted. Final Verdict:It could have been much better if the characters didn’t fall prey to the overdramatized writing style. Have you watched the movie yet? If you have, then do you agree with us? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  9. You may recognise him as the massively popular Imaandar Sharma from his stint at TVF. But if you’ve followed his career closely, you’ll know that it was with Alpha Pandey that he truly came into his own. His journey has seen many milestones and many characters being added to his portfolio along the way ever since. The next, perhaps a major milestone, comes in the form of his show Pandeyji Zara Sambhalke. View this post on Instagram The show is a love quadrangle consisting of Manish Pandey, his live-in girlfriend Deboshi, her childhood friend Ishita and fourth character Naresh. This love quadrangle leads to a funny turn of events, thanks to Pandeyji’s discomfort. We caught up with Satish recently, and he gave us five reasons to watch the show. 1. Desi, Low-Hanging HumourSatish tells us the humour in the show is very massy and something that won’t require you to wrack your brains to understand. It is very clean and simple and straightforward, something you can watch with the family too. View this post on Instagram 2. Prakash Jais, Veteran Bhojpuri Comedian“I had already seen his work in Bhojpuri cinema and had a fair idea of the talent he brought to the table,” says Ray when recollecting his experience of working with Prakash Jais. “His comic timing, his knack of improvisation and his acting prowess make it a must-watch for people who are unfamiliar with his brand of humour,” he adds. View this post on Instagram3. Binge-worthyExplaining the pacing and the binge-worthiness of the show, Satish says, “There are certain shows that you take your own sweet time to watch.” He adds, “And then there are those that you just can’t stop watching, the kind that you can finish watching in a go in a day. This most definitely is the latter.” Given our packed routines, this certainly makes it one of the top reasons to watch the show. View this post on Instagram4. It Has Satish Ray“A lot of people had this recurring question ‘When would they see me in a web series?’ Well, now they can,” says Satish. He goes on to add, “In sketches, people have only seen me unidimensionally, always being savage, in a funny avatar, but with the show, they get to see multiple facets to me. At times I’m confused, sometimes I’m angry, there’s of course humour as well, but it’s more than just that,” he adds. View this post on Instagram5. It’s Free To StreamThe cherry on the cake is the fact that the show is now streaming on MX Player and is completely free to stream. I don’t know about you guys, but our weekend plans are sorted. View the full article
  10. If you are a fan of the Indian cricket team from the era of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, you know that you didn’t like Ricky Ponting. You must have had a lot of respect for the guy for everything he had achieved as the captain of the Australian side but you didn’t like him. But ever since the Launceston-born transitioned into the role of a coach, especially with the Delhi Capitals, the parameters for disliking him are quickly fading away too. View this post on Instagram With just a couple of days left for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League to start, Ponting’s badass speech to motivate his squad for the season was shared by the official Twitter handle of Star Sports and what the former Aussie skipper said in the 4:20 video has left the fans in goosebumps. Attitude, Effort, Commitment. Care. If you're looking for some motivation and inspiration - we HIGHLY recommend @RickyPonting's first speech of the season to his @DelhiCapitals side! #VIVOIPL #IndiaKaApnaMantrapic.twitter.com/6YR13pagZm — Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 8, 2021 “Some things about me, right, that some of you guys, don’t know about me, right? 46 years of age, married, three kids from Melbourne. I have been in Delhi for three years. First year I was here, we finished last. Two years ago we finished third. Last year we finished second. This is a different Delhi than it was years ago,” he says at the beginning of his speech. Ponting then goes on to list out three major reasons why a player won’t play for a team he coaches. 1. Lack Of Right Attitude: “I can see it, right? I sit back and watch and I observe. I can see who has got the right attitude and who hasn’t. If you haven’t got the right attitude, you don’t play… simple as that.” 2. Lack Of Effort: “If the effort’s not there… you turn up any day to train and there’s not a 100% effort there, same thing. You don’t play.” 3. Lack Of Commitment To The Team: “If you don’t commit to what we’re committing as a group, and commit to what you are trying to get out of every session, I can see it. You don’t play.” “There have been good seasons, yes. There haven’t been great seasons because we haven’t won it yet, right? We are all about winning,” says the DC coach. Here’s how some of the fans reacted to Ponting’s speech: Goosebumps. This is the right attitude of a coach. Winning every match and forgetting what happened in the past and looking forward to the next matches. @BCCI needs someone like @RickyPonting as a next coach. — Pranav (@bhosalepranav21) April 8, 2021Not a huge fan pointing BCS of his past behaviour .but ohh boy this man is a bad ass knows how to win ..His relentless desire to succeed is really infectious..Bring pointing and virat together, either they will broke the team or they will make a unbearable team ... — Subrat Parida (@subratp85768956) April 8, 2021Great speech sir.. I really got Goosebumps — Nitthin (@nitthin_offl) April 8, 2021One hell of a team talk... Goosebumps.. thank you @RickyPonting #IPL2021 #DCOnThePitch #pointing https://t.co/W867PwWgl4 — mohit nain (@mohitnain36) April 8, 2021Real words from a man who has seen it all..been through it all and scaled several peaks I'd like to hear more from coaches like Kirsten, Buchanan, Fleming https://t.co/cBUNEbrPJh — Advait Venkat (@advait_venkat) April 8, 2021 View the full article
  11. There was a time when carrying a handkerchief was as common as carrying a sanitiser is these days. Not only was it an accepted practice to keep this handy cloth on you for practical reasons but it also served as a cheap way to accessorize clothes and add colour to outfits. Hankies are handy accessories. How many times has it happened that you’re scrounging around for a tissue struggling to keep your nose from dripping but ended up using your sleeve? Don’t worry, buddy. We’ve all been there. However, that’s not elegant. It’s unhygienic and you appear sloppy. We are here to tell you that a handkerchief is small but one of the most quintessential accessories a man can carry. And must carry at all times. Here are 5 reasons why! 1. Wipe Off SweatNow that summer is here, it’s nice to have something to wipe sweat and dirt off your face when the need arises. Environment friendly, a handkerchief is a perfect accessory for you can use to absorb or wipe out fluids such as sweat or raindrops off your forehead. __ECOMPRODUCT__1309__ 2. Blow Your Runny NoseA handkerchief is still extremely useful when you need to blow your nose, stifle a sneeze or deal with a cold or runny nose. Though we don’t recommend blowing your nose in public, or even stepping out when you’re sick, it’s better to have your trusty hanky with you in case of an emergency. __ECOMPRODUCT__1310__ 3. Drying Your HandsWhen visiting a washroom to tinkle or just to wash your hands, it’s better to have your hanky with you to wipe them. In addition to sweat, handkerchiefs are the ultimate go-to for situations where there may be tears of sadness or joy. Having a handkerchief on hand to clean off glasses or wipe away the smudge on a phone is a clean, safe way to make things clear again. __ECOMPRODUCT__1311__ 4. Use It As A Pocket SquareA clean men’s handkerchief makes a great pocket square. Try out different in different prints and colours to give your outfit a pop of colour. We recommend going for subtle nautical-inspired motifs. They look clean, polished and very handsome on a gentleman. Make sure it’s folded well, a presidential fold (square fold) is the preferred choice. __ECOMPRODUCT__1312__ 5. Be Polite & Lend ItBut the best reason to carry a handkerchief has nothing to do with you. It’s the chance to lend it to others in need. And that’s what a gentleman does. Just like Robert De Niro, as Ben in the Movie, ‘The Intern’ told his fellow interns, “A gentleman carries a handkerchief, not for himself, but in case a lady needs one.” Being there for your lady when she needs you. That is one chivalrous move. __ECOMPRODUCT__1313__ Bottom LineConvinced, right? It’s nice to have something to wipe the sweat and dirt off your face. And better to lend it to someone in need. The covid-19 pandemic has made everyone more conscious about cleanliness and hygiene. Hence, making a handkerchief more essential. So Gentlemen, bring on the tradition of carrying one always, back. Explore More View the full article
  12. While dressing up in the last one year has been a rare activity, we mostly did it to cheer ourselves up. Looking back, everyone was comfortable even in their most boring PJs. Dressing-up on top became a norm with online meetings. Even now, when the world is shifting at an unprecedented pace, we aren’t sure what might happen. And it may feel early, but chances are you might want to look dapper in the heat of summer towards June. What screams a perfect summer outfit? A short-sleeve printed shirt. Offering versatility to styling it differently for men, we predict that it is going to be a 2021 favourite. Check out these 5 reasons why! 1. Lounge In StyleGive your worn-out tees some rest and opt for a fresh pair of the short-sleeve printed shirt. For men who just want comfort, this is the new baggy T-shirt. If you love lounging, why not lounge in style? Paired with shorts and shades, it's a laidback look that's harder to get wrong than it is right. Add in a neat pair of sunglasses for an outdoor look. __ECOMPRODUCT__1256__ 2. Half Dressing UpAs mentioned earlier, Zoom made us do it. We started wearing our dressier options on the top while still being in PJs or boxers down below. For men who are still working from home, a short-sleeve shirt is a perfect choice to attend those untimely meetings that your bosses just need to schedule when you plan to log off. __ECOMPRODUCT__408__ 3. Bed To WorkA short-sleeve shirt, so comfy to sleep in is also great when you just don’t feel like dressing up. Opt for a cotton piece that can pass the casual Friday dressing norms. Change into your favourite pair of denim and you are good to go. Another way of styling a striped shirt is to layer it as outerwear over a solid white tee. Finish the look by adding beige chinos or khakis. __ECOMPRODUCT__1257__ 4. Road Trip All The WayHaven’t you watched Dil Chahta hai? A short-sleeve shirt was and will always be the most sartorial choice for a road trip with your friends. Dress it up chinos or dress it down with khakis, the key is to accessorise well. Add in a fedora, some sunglasses and a pair of cool kicks to finish your look in style. __ECOMPRODUCT__1258__ 5. Layer SlayerWhen wearing a printed short-sleeve shirt, you need to dip your toe into the layer game at least once. Whether it is done over a shirt or under a lightweight jacket, it is a look to be looking out for. Make sure to keep your shirt being the statement piece of your outfit and keep the rest of the attire simple and sweet. __ECOMPRODUCT__407__ Final Thoughts Perfect for coffee dates, brunches and park meetups, a short-sleeve printed shirt will serve you well. Paired with shorts and shades, it's a laidback look that's harder to get wrong than it is right. Wear it the way you like it. Explore More View the full article
  13. Emraan Hashmi’s been flying high of late, thanks to the response his latest film, Mumbai Saga is receiving at theatres and multiplexes across the country. © Instagram/therealemraan Style-wise as well, the man’s on a different level altogether, showing up at promotional events and screenings in some really articulate and well-thought-out outfits. © Instagram/therealemraan We especially love the watches that we have been seeing him wear of late, as they really are something special. © Viral Bhayani Well, very recently, Emraan was spotted in yet another tastefully-curated outfit. Like most of his ensembles that we have seen recently, this one too was a quintessentially Emraan-ish outfit. © Viral Bhayani Emraan was dressed in a very basic black T-shirt from G-star’s Raw line up, which was paired with a rather ill-fitting, but dope looking pair of jeans. Along with this, Emraan was also seen wearing a rather dapper looking pair of lace-up boots in black. © Viral Bhayani The basic outfit that Emraan’s got on is actually quite dapper. We like how he sticks to very basic stuff and makes them look blissfully awesome. With that being said, the anti-fit, or ill-fitting jeans is something that we hope he would have reconsidered. © Viral Bhayani An anti-fit piece is any piece that is two sizes or more over your actual fit. What started out as a movement for wearing comfortable clothes, mainly as street fashion, took on a whole new meaning when it was adopted as a statement against ridiculously slim clothes that we see on runways. © Viral Bhayani It was a great response to the ridiculous body image issues that certain “style trends” caused. Anti-fit pieces today, though, have become as commercialised as any other fashion commodity, and have moved a considerable distance away from what it was supposed to be. and are the “It” pieces in streetwear. However, there’s a very specific aesthetic about it that makes it click. © Viral Bhayani As cool as Emraan’s jeans are, they do look a bit odd, especially around his knees, and the manner in which they get scrunched up around his ankles. This is why people should get their clothes altered a bit, even when they’re going for anti-fit pieces. Had Emraan gotten the denim jeans shortened a bit, they would have looked phenomenal. © Viral Bhayani We also like how Emraan has accessorised his outfit. We see quite a few bracelets and wristbands on his right hand and an Apple smartwatch on his left. © Viral Bhayani All in all, Emraan’s understated sense of style and normcore sensibilities are things that continue to impress us, just like this ensemble. Way to go, Emraan! View the full article
  14. Remember how it was so much fun when you played with a ball as a child? It was a simple round object that gave immense activity and joy. You can still experience that. By using an exercise ball, also known as physioballs are vinyl balls you can bring back that fun and add variety to your fitness routine. What’s a gym ball, you ask? Well, a gym ball is a large fitness ball that can be used for stretching, muscle building and maintaining a proper posture. Working out with an exercise ball takes traditional strength training to the next level. And here’s how it can change your fitness routine for good. __ECOMLOOKS__2702__ __ECOMLOOKS__2703__ __ECOMLOOKS__2704__ Bottom LineAdd this new gear to your enthusiastic fitness collection and challenge your muscles to be used in the exercise. Trust us, you’ll see benefits and results faster than before with a gym ball. Plus it’s incredibly versatile, it doesn't take up much space, and it's very low investment. We already sold you on how fun it is, didn’t we? Explore More View the full article
  15. Combing is a practice we all go through every day but never really pay attention to. While a basic hair care routine is a must, it’s important for men to choose their styling tools carefully as well. Plastic and metal combs tend to create a lot of static which might not seem like a big deal right now. However, it can result in long term damages like brittle hair that can break and fall easily. Your solution to this? We say wooden combs. The massaging action of the wooden comb stimulates the follicles to produce more hair strands, increasing hair growth and producing thicker hair. Wooden combs are strong and durable, often made of bamboo and neem, which are very renewable. Still not confused? Here are 3 ways a wooden comb can help you prevent hair loss and make your luscious locks grow. __ECOMLOOKS__2635__ __ECOMLOOKS__2636__ __ECOMLOOKS__2637__ How To Take Care Of Your Wooden Combs?Keeping your comb clean is important so make sure to remove your hair after using and store it in a dry place, free from any humidity. To maintain your wooden comb, you can try rubbing linseed, flaxseed or coconut oil and let sit for half an hour until the oil has soaked into the wood. Then gently wipe with a soft cloth. Final ThoughtsThere will be often times when you’ll end up combing your hair longer than because wooden combs just feel so good. We also recommend Overnight Hair Mask Treatments For Men Suffering From Hair Loss. Explore More View the full article
  16. Yes, the third Test between India and England which was supposed to go on for five days ended within a day and a half. A total of 30 wickets fell while the number of runs made throughout the four innings was an underwhelming 387 and the entire pink-ball match wrapped up in just 842 deliveries, making it the shortest Test match since World War II. Shortest #Test since 2nd world war! Phew! https://t.co/oMCJCpWEOK — Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) February 25, 2021 Yes, one of the biggest reasons something so exceptional took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in the past couple of days, is the tricky pitch that came along with the inauguration of the venue. No, the pitch should not be blamed for the batting failures on both sides of the match and the eventual loss to the touring England side. Here are five reasons why people complaining about Motera pitch should stop and appreciate India’s win 1. Defensive Mindset By Batsmen:#INDvENG #moterapitch Sunil Gavaskar blames England batsmen's mindset, @joefooty Root says pitch needs to allow for a contest. ✍️ @shamik100https://t.co/H6bB4bHyWp — Express Sports (@IExpressSports) February 26, 2021 One of the finest batsmen in the history of Indian cricket and a legend of the game, Sunil Gavaskar spoke about how both Indian and English batsmen apart from Rohit Sharma and Zak Crawley lacked the intent to play aggressively. “England were thinking of how to survive and not how to score runs,” he said. Gavaskar’s words were reinforced by Sharma’s second innings as well in which the hitman scored the last 14 runs at the back of two fours and a six to end the match against England skipper Joe Root. When the fear of losing his wicket escaped his mind, Sharma played with an open bat and made the pitch look as playable as any other. 2. England Playing With Just One Spinner:England with one spinner in the playing XI.#INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/nVCx0FuSfx — CricTracker (@Cricketracker) February 24, 2021 Out of the 30 wickets that fell on Day 1 and 2, 28 were taken by spinners. Local hero Axar Patel picking up six wickets in the first and second innings of the match respectively shows how much benefit the spinners could have taken from the pitch. India won the match just when Root decided to step into the Motera stadium with just one mainstream spinner in Jack Leach (who, by the way, ended up taking four wickets in the first innings). What makes this even more valid is the fact that a part-time spinner like Root himself had a five-wicket haul and dismissed names like Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar off the pitch. Former England spinner Graeme Swann also slammed Joot for playing the match with just one spinner. "You cannot come to India and play just one spinner in a Test match and get way on this wicket," he said. 3. ‘Toss Jeeto Match Jeeto’ Argument:Oops india , asha karta hoon ki yeh, toss jeeto match jeeto wala wicket na ho — Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) February 24, 2021 In the first two Tests, the team that won the toss and chose to bat first was being considered to have a huge advantage in the match. This notion translated well and almost became a theory when the batting-first side ended up winning the respective games. Back at Chennai’s Chepauk stadium as well, the critics of Indian pitches were ranting about how the turf was unbalanced and played in favour of the spinners significantly. Some even argued that the turf “wasn’t suited for Test cricket” - a similar argument to that for the Motera pitch. Even before the third Test, it was believed that whoever won the toss would end up winning the match and that visiting the ground for the next five days would simply be a formality. Guess what, England won the toss, chose to bat and ended up getting wrapped up for 112 runs. 4. Home-Ground Advantage:️️ Every team has the right to home advantage, reckons @ImRo45. @Paytm #INDvENG #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/ZbF7ufj01M — BCCI (@BCCI) February 21, 2021 At the end of the second Test in Chepauk Stadium, Rohit Sharma had hit bullseye when he addressed various critics talking about how India prepared pitches that favoured their spinners as compared to international pacers. "Every team makes full use of their home advantage. When we go out, the same happens there as well, they don't think about us. So, why should we think about anyone? What we like and what is our team's preference, we should do that... this is what home or away advantage is all about. Otherwise, take out the home and away advantage away and play cricket without it. Tell ICC to make a rule, setting identical norms for pitches in India and outside," Sharma had said in a virtual press conference. Totally agree ... https://t.co/SR9uEZMFrN — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 21, 2021 Even Michael Vaughan, who has been one of the biggest critics of the Indian pitches throughout the series , ended up agreeing with Sharma’s thoughts, so why should anything change now? 5. The Sheer Margin Of Victories:India, on February 25, won by 10 wickets against England in the third Test match held at Narendra Modi Stadium. The Indian team now leads the four-match series, 2-1. England won the opening match in Chennai before India levelled the series 1-1 with a 317-run win at the same venue pic.twitter.com/KlSRcsiCXf — The State Sentinel (@state_sentinel) February 25, 2021 Criticising the pitch would make sense if both the sides would struggle equally in performing, scoring runs and taking wickets. However, in all the three matches that have taken place so far, the margin of victory has been more than decent. England won the first Test at Chepauk by an incredible lead of 227 runs while the Men in Blue made a comeback and defeated the touring side by an even larger difference of 317 runs in the second and 10 wickets in the third matches, respectively. Yes, as the days progressed in the first two matches, the Chepauk pitch transformed but isn’t that the point of Test cricket - to be able to gauge the chances on the deck, customise your game according to them and find a way to keep batting? Simply not being able to play against spin should not and must not be hidden behind blame-games and making the lives of the pitch curators difficult. Adapting to crises and figuring your way out of difficult situations are two important lessons to be learnt while playing the longest format of the game. While England failed to endure, Indian embraced it and it is exactly why every cricket fan must appreciate the win. View the full article
  17. The third Test of the India-England series was supposed to be the one which mattered the most for both the sides in terms of setting themselves up for the upcoming World Test Championship. With the change of the venue from Chennai’s brilliant Chepauk Stadium to the architectural marvel that the newly renovated Narendra Modi Stadium has become, the excitement around the pink-ball Test looked limitless. View this post on Instagram All the enthusiasm and curiosity towards the new stadium and it’s tricky pitch did not go to waste when on the very first day of the match, Joe Root and the entire England batting order got wrapped up for a mere 112-run total and within two sessions. Feeling dominant early on in the first innings, even the hosts were in for a surprise when the English spinners, including their skipper ended up dismantling India’s offense and getting the entire team out for 145, albeit allowing a 33-run lead. View this post on Instagram What the touring side didn’t expect was a second innings which was going to be even more disappointing than the first. Getting back on the pitch early on Day 2 once again, England batsmen started falling one after another like fruits from trees with middle-order all-rounder Ben Stokes’ 25-run stint being the team’s highest. Indian opening partnership of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill was enough to rush past the 49-run target in the second innings with the ‘Hitman’ ending the Motera clash in brilliant fashion with two fours and a six within the first 8 overs. View this post on Instagram For both sides, it was absolutely certain that the spinners were the key to winning the match. Over the course of the two innings, a total of 30 wickets fell, out of which 28 were scalped by spinners while only two went to the pacemen namely Ishant Sharma and Jofra Archer with one dismissal a piece. The variation, spin and uneven bounce off the pitch made local-lad Axar Patel the star of the show, who took six wickets in both first and second innings of England’s batting respectively while removing names like Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow twice within the same match. View this post on Instagram India ended up winning the Test by 10 wickets and now have a 2-1 lead in the series but not everyone was happy with the way things turned out at the Motera stadium. Former captain of the England cricket team, Michael Vaughan, who might as well be named the brand ambassador of Indian pitch critics, was once again on his mission to make the social media life of the pitch curators a living hell during the penultimate match of the series. Shite https://t.co/hZTQN1OdK2 — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 25, 2021 However, this time around, Vaughan tried a different approach towards his ways to criticising the turf. Instead of directly interacting with the fans of the game, the Englishman depended on the rest of the fraternity and their criticism of the pitch to put his point across. Well said Yuvi https://t.co/Q6Nkcf6o5n — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 25, 2021 Well said Glenn https://t.co/iTEVYFQYJI — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 25, 2021 At this point, England are ruled out of the World Test Championship while the Men in Blue need a win or a draw in the fourth and final Test to make it through to the finals to face Kane Williamson’s New Zealand roster. View the full article
  18. Thanks to OTT platforms, new doors have opened for fresh content and talented actors who deserve to be celebrated. One such actor is Sanya Malhotra who is extremely talented and deserves our support as her script sense and acting are on point. She is celebrating her birthday today with the teaser of her upcoming movie, Pagglait. After watching the teaser, we can't wait for the film to release already. Here’s the teaser: Here are the three reasons why Pagglait is shaping up to be a must-watch: Unusual And Quirky ConceptThe teaser shows that Sandhya and her husband Astik have just been married for 5 months. Unfortunately, Astik passes away and after his death, his family is in mourning while Sandhya can't feel anything. In the teaser, she says, “I don't feel like crying and I am feeling hungry." It’s quite an unusual subject as we haven’t seen anything like this in Bollywood before. The official synopsis of the movie reads as “Something tells us that not being able to cry is the smallest of Sandhya's problems. When Sandhya's husband suffers an untimely death, just a few months into their marriage, a slew of revelations forces her to re-examine her priorities and make some hard decisions. Pagglait is the journey of a young widow as she learns how to free her crazy, face the family and find herself." Sanya Malhotra’s ActPeople are loving Sanya Malhotra’s act in the teaser and also feel that she deserves way more credit than she is getting. Sanya has always proved her mettle and her script sense makes her stand out from her contemporaries. Talking about the movie, Sanya said, “So thrilled to announce this film which is very close to my heart on my special day. I essay the role of Sandhya, a character very different from what I have previously portrayed on-screen. My Pagglait journey was Pagglait indeed- and I can’t wait for the world to witness this unique story very soon.” Sanya made her film debut with Aamir Khan's Dangal. She was later seen with Ayushmann Khurrana in Badhaai Ho, with Radhika Madan in Pataakha, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Photograph, and last year in Anurag Basu's Ludo. © Netflix YouTube © Netflix YouTube Comedy With A Woman In LeadIt’s one of the important reasons that we need to support this movie as we hardly see female actors leading a comedy. It will be interesting to see Sanya in such a role. Are you waiting for the movie as eagerly as us? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  19. The 2021 Indian Premier League Auction has already seen the franchises making some massive moves for those who had qualified for the bidding with the hopes of improving their rosters just enough to get their hands of the prestigious trophy later in the year. One of the most active franchises during the auction has to be the newly rebranded Punjab Kings who had some strong players like KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal leading their attack last season but lost momentum in the final leg of the tournament. View this post on Instagram So it was obvious that the franchise owners would look for the missing pieces at the auction and empty their purses on the right candidates. One such candidate is the 25-year old Chennai-born batsman Shahrukh Khan who has scored 293 runs in 31 T20 matches with a strike rate of 131.40 and a personal best innings of 40*. So when Royal Challengers Bangalore got into a bidding war with Punjab for the young hitter, franchise owner and Bollywood actor Preity Zinta got involved aggressively, making sure that they would have the Chennai lad on their side for Rs. 5.25 crore. Now because of the fact that the righty-batsman has the same that of Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan, internet trolls did not have to spend too much time coming up with jokes which almost wrote themselves. Preity Zinta can't let go for Shahrukh Khan. Epic Love Story goes on even on the Auction Table. He's sold to PBKS for 5.25cr pic.twitter.com/LiXjORI96M — Needhi (@Neeeeeeeedhi) February 18, 2021Preity zinta and sharukh khan a never ending love story. kal ho na Ho ️️ — Ajith Pravin (@ajithPravin02) February 18, 2021Preity Zinta can now have Shahrukh Khan all for herself after Dil Se, Kal Ho Na Ho, Veer Zaara and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.#IPLAuction2021 #IPL2021Auction #IPL2021 — No Show Rajneesh (@GochiwaleGuruji) February 18, 2021Here is the list of franchise purses for all eight teams of the Indian Premier League ahead of the mini-auction for the 14th edition of the tournament in 2020-21. ● Chennai Super Kings (CSK): 19.9 Crores ● Delhi Capitals (DC): 13.4 Crores ● Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 10.75 Crores ● Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): 53.2 Crores ● Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): 35.4 Crores ● SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): 10.75 Crores ● Mumbai Indians (MI): 15.35 Crores ● Rajasthan Royals (RR): 37.85 Crores The IPL 2021 auction had a total of 292 players qualify to go under the hammer out of a total of 1,114 players from all over the world applying with the hopes of entering the most lucrative and extravagant T20 league in the world. Out of the 292 cricketers, only 61 will be entering or reentering the 2021 season as those were the number of slots available ahead of the mini-auction. Here is the top-20 list of Indian players who’d qualified for the auction and the base price they had set for themselves. View the full article
  20. How many times have you gone to bed wearing nothing but your briefs because it was too hot and you were too tired to change? Or just passed out wearing your work trousers after a hard day at work during the winters? Well, we all have done this, but looks like all this while we have involuntarily been putting ourselves at risk by indulging in such behaviour. via GIPHY As Indian men, most of us grow up without having privacy in our homes and develop a lot of habits because of that, which stay on even when we're adults. Sleeping fully clothed, at least wearing our underwear, happens to be one of those. It seemingly looks like a good practice, ideal even, but studies show that it definitely is not a healthy practice when it comes to the hygiene and well-being of our family jewels. Here are 3 research backed reasons that tell us why we should never go to bed wearing tight underwear, and in fact try not to wear any underwear at all while sleeping at night: 1. Since India is mostly a humid country, our bodies tend to sweat a lot, even during winters - especially for people who are on the run because of their work commitments. Our nether regions are the worst affected areas when it comes to that and hence, need the most amount of air and breathing space. Since we don't afford to chill around in beach vacations without wearing much, the only possible window for us to realistically achieve that is our bedtime. via GIPHY But because of our upbringing and lack of privacy, most men not only wear some sort of trousers to bed, they also wear a pair of briefs or trunks underneath. This leads to major hygiene issues because of excessive growth of bacteria - that ultimately leads to foul smell and skin issues. Also, in case of any manscaping cuts/scrapes or chafing, infections easily develop on the affected area because of this very reason. via GIPHY 2. The second reason is purely health related. Multiple studies have concluded that men wearing tight underwear throughout day and night have significantly higher levels of fragmented DNA when it comes to their sperm. In other words, your semen quality can be involuntarily put at risk because of the continuous pressure and elevated temperature that your testicles are exposed to, because of wearing tight underwear throughout the day (and at night)! via GIPHY 3. The third reason is physiological, and borders a bit on comfort and common sense. When you go to bed at night, sound sleep can depend on a number of factors. Being completely relaxed and stress free is one of the pre-conditions that your body requires, before it can work towards its own rejuvenation through deep, undisturbed, quality sleep. via GIPHY When you're imposing a good amount of pressure on one of the most sensitive areas of your body by winding it tight and restricting optimum blood flow, it definitely only does negative things for your well-being, and in some cases, sexual performance as well. via GIPHY To add to that, your fertility can also go for a toss. To sum it up, the lesson learned is as follows: 1. It's ideal to avoid wearing tight underwear to bed, like briefs and trunks. 2. The best way to ensure sound sleep and good health is to sleep naked. 3. If you must wear some sort of underwear to bed, let it be a pair of ultra light, breathable cotton boxer shorts. View the full article
  21. This past year, we all have had enough time to reminisce about the “good old days.” We have scouted through albums filled with childhood memories and dug through our Facebook profiles to find some priceless moments spent with friends. And the one thing that stood out the most was, of course, the time we spent in college. Every working millennial can attest to the fact that there is nothing that can come close to the fun we had in college. So, for every single teenager who started college last year and spent his first year at home doing online classes, we truly sympathise. But, what if there was a way to see a beautiful story come to life during these tough times? MX Player in collaboration with AXE and Mindshare is releasing an interactive short film The Right Click that will help you experience all the emotions of a young college romance. Plus, this is also a great way to spend some time reminiscing with your partner on Valentine’s Day. Why? Well, here are the reasons: 1. Experiencing College In The New Normal: MX Player This short film is a tale of two college-going students, set against the backdrop of the new normal in 2020 with online lectures and a budding digital college romance. It will help you experience what it would be like to miss out on your college experience and have to spend it online instead. It will definitely make you miss your college days! 2. Timeless Formula of Romance: The story revolves around a young couple who is going through new feelings and navigating a relationship which makes it a perfect watch for Valentine’s Day. This film will make you reminisce about the start of your relationship and help relieve fond memories which is an added bonus to an already romantic day. 3. Stellar Cast: MX Player This short film stars Yashaswini Dayama & Prit Kamani as Dia & Ajay. We all know Yashaswini from the multiple YouTube videos she has been in or from her roles in Bollywood movies like Phobia, Dear Zindagi, What Are The Odds? & many more. Prit Kamani is also a stellar actor who was in the recent Netflix release Maska and has been a YouTube personality as well. They both together make a super-cute millennial couple who will melt your heart. 4. Interactive Format Makes It Addictive: MX Player If you have been living under a rock and don’t know what an interactive film is then here is a quick summary: An interactive film is a format where the viewer gets to make decisions for the characters using the prompts that appear on the screen. Sounds fun, right? This story allows viewers to decide the progression of the film by giving them a series of incidents and options from a young college boy’s daily life and his journey of getting to know his crush. From when Ajay wakes up, to his thoughts and to his date plans, every few minutes, the film gives viewers two options to choose from. This product feature also guides viewers back to the story, giving them a chance of a do-over. This interactive short film is now live on MX Player and this love story has no wrong answers. So, grab your partner and start your Valentine’s Day with AXE presents The Right Click, NOW. View the full article
  22. On one hand, some men are blessed with great beard growth and on the other, there are some who aren't as blessed and have to deal with patchy beard growth. If you belong to the latter category, we understand your pain. From trying out different beard growth oils to changing your diet, you’ve tried every single thing on the planet. But do these things actually work? Well, they technically do work but there’s so much more that’s at play here. Here are four real reasons why your beard growth isn’t improving, even after trying out the best products. __ECOMLOOKS__2497__ __ECOMLOOKS__2498__ __ECOMLOOKS__2499__ __ECOMLOOKS__2500__ __ECOMLOOKS__2501__ The Bottomline We hope this article helped you clarify your doubts about beard growth and what you can do about boosting it. More so, remember to be patient because a good beard takes time to grow! Explore More View the full article
  23. Shaving on a daily basis may give you a skilled hand, but will also worsen your skin. Any man who has been shaving regularly for a long time now can vouch for this. Regular shaving tends to dry out the skin and make it rougher with time. It also makes your beard hair rough and difficult to handle. This is where a pre-shave oil steps in and makes your job easier. As the name suggests, a pre-shave oil is meant to be used before shaving. It preps up your beard and makes sure that you get smoother shaves, with minimal effort. Not just this, there are many more benefits of this underrated shaving product. Here are 5 reasons why you should add a pre-shave oil to your routine, pronto. __ECOMLOOKS__2443__ __ECOMLOOKS__2444__ __ECOMLOOKS__2445__ __ECOMLOOKS__2446__ __ECOMLOOKS__2447__ The Bottomline Go on and try out a pre-shave oil. Trust us, you won’t regret it. It will make your life easier and your skin a whole lot smoother. Explore More View the full article
  24. Beards can make or break the look. But, if you have been thinking of taking out your grooming kit to shave or chop it off, think again. There's more to growing a beard than just aesthetic reasons as it has undeniable advantages that most people don’t know or talk about. Here are some reasons why growing a beard has a lot of advantages: 1. Blocks UV Rays © Instagram/Virat Kohli Just like the hair on your head protects you from sunburn, your beard protects your skin from the harsh UV rays as well. The lower part of the face is protected from the damaging rays, protecting your skin from early ageing woes. As per a study, at least 95% of UV exposure is blocked. Not just in summers, but the beard can keep your skin warm in the cold weather as well. 2. Beards Fight For You © Instagram/Suniel Shetty If there's one barrier that can prevent your skin from harmful dirt, dust or allergies, it's a beard. The beard has a whole new level of filtering protection and the small allergens stay away from your mouth as well as your skin. When you combine your moustache with your beard, it is two-fold protection and to maintain the same, nourish your beard with beard oil. 3. Beards Can Keep Your Skin Moist © Instagram/Jamie Dornan Shaving leads to opening your pores in the skin and can cause cuts that can lead to dryness. In summers and winters, the pores can make your skin lose the moisture. For that to end, grow a beard to avoid all these issues and ensure a healthy-looking skin! 4. Growing A Beard Will Let You Save Time © Instagram/Shahid Kapoor The average man spends approximately about 4.5 months in shaving. Imagine all the time you would save and invest it somewhere else. Try it out! 5. Beards Prevent Acne © Instagram/Jason Mamoa If your skin is prone to acne or other skin disorders, put the razor down and grow a beard. Shaving leads to irritation and ultimately, rashes. But growing that luxurious beard will totally save you from the acne trouble. View the full article
  25. Netflix recently released a new eight-part series, Bridgerton which will enable you to travel into the world of Regency London as Daphne tries to find a man to marry. Also, there is a twist when Lady Whistledown writes society scandals that changes the fortunes of powerful families within minutes. So, here are five reasons why everyone should watch Netflix’s lavish new drama Bridgerton. StorylineThis show is not just another random love story. There is so much more to it as the show is set in an era where Daphne is presented in front of the queen which is a legit marriage market. She is supposed to impress suitors for the weddings and thereon, get married to a suitable boy. © Netflix Lady Whistledown Lady Whistledown is an anonymous writer who can destroy a family by revealing the intimate family secrets of powerful people. Her words are read by everyone in the town and are believed. Her gossip sheet is something everyone is curious about. The Story Is Extremely Addictive The story is extremely addictive and the thrill keeps the audience hooked to the screen. Throughout the eight-part series, Lady Whistledown will keep you hooked to the show. © Netflix Cast If the storyline doesn’t impress you then the cast surely will. Also, every actor in the eight-part series will impress everyone. © Netflix Soundtrack Even though the series is set in Regency Era, you’ll be surprised to hear Ariana Grande’s Thank U Next playing when Daphne is heading to the ball. View the full article
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