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  1. The curse is finally over, ladies and gentleman! Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have finally won their first IPL match of the twelfth season and looked really good while doing so, too. After Ravichandran Ashwin's King XI Punjab (KXIP) set a respectable total of 173 on their home ground at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, behind an excellent knock played by Chris 'Universe Boss' Gayle (99 not out), it was time for Kohli and gang to try and chase it down. RCB openers AB de Villiers and Kohli, himself, walked down to the pitch with an aggressive mindset from the beginning and managed to keep the assertion alive for the better half of the second innings, which helped the 'Play Bold' army seal the deal in the final overs. Forming yet another successful partnership, Kohli (67 off 53) and de Villiers (59 not out) were finally able to help the team “cross that line” as the skipper mentioned in an interview after the match. In a different feature video uploaded on the Indian Premier League's official website, it was the South African who held the microphone for the Indian captain for a brief Q&A during which de Villiers asked Kohli about the reasons behind the 30-year-old is. AB's kids knock Anushka and Virat's door at the hotel every morning to wake them up and wish them good morning. "The best thing that has happened to me is me getting married", Virat got me gushing over them again. 'Stability, balance & good wives' https://t.co/T03I8FnjT6 — m (@Manasa2922x) April 14, 2019 “I think over the last year or so, the best thing to have happened to me is me getting married. It has literally changed my whole world,” he said. “I have the most beautiful wife, the most beautiful person and that has been the strongest factor in my life.” “It has changed the way I was before, I was too intense in life but she always keeps me motivated and positive,” Kohli showed appreciation towards Anushka Sharma. “I could not have been luckier to have someone who understands my mindset being in that position herself.” “'Stability, balance and a good wife' is a good life,” said the former Proteas leader in the end.
  2. In the last couple of decades, fats have really got a bad reputation as a macronutrient. Even today, people think that the primary reason for their excess weight is the consumption of fat in their diet. Not only is this false, but it is important to know that fats are really essential for your body. Also, it's not just fat or any particular macronutrient which is responsible for weight gain and obesity. It is your total overall diet that has been messed up for a long time that has led to excessive fat accumulation in your body. Find out why fats are essential for your body and which type of fat should you consume in your diet. Here are the reasons why fats are important: 1. Fat Helps In Various Functions In Your Body Fat serves various important roles in our body that includes helping in the absorption of vitamins like A, D, E and K which are fat soluble vitamins. Apart from this, fat intake also helps us by filling up the adipose tissues in the body which provides insulation to the body by regulating the body temperature. Fats also play an important role in brain development and managing inflammation inside the body. 2. Fat Aids Deep Sleep Good sleep is the key to optimum health as well as muscle growth. When we say that obesity has increased due to poor lifestyle habits, it includes lack of sleep too. Low levels of fatty acids are associated with sleep obstructions. A lower level of DHA due to low intake of fatty acids is associated with lower production of a hormone called melatonin, which helps you fall asleep. With the increase in the consumption of fat, studies show that there is an increase in the quality of sleep. More sleep means better life quality and better muscle growth. 3. High Fat Diet Helps In Increasing Testosterone Levels Your Muscle growth is largely dependent on your testosterone levels. There have been various studies to establish the impact of high-fat diets on testosterone levels. These studies involved the consumption of saturated fat as well. The most relevant of them was where the subjects performed heavy weight training and complemented it with an increase of fat in their diet which showed a clear increase in their testosterone levels. It is important to note here that the testosterone levels increased when the high-fat diet was given to people who lifted weights. The results were different with the people who were just active and did not lift. For 'active' individuals, high fat diet did not have similar effects on their testosterone. 4. Fats Are Important For Your Skin's Health Fatty acids like EPA and DHA found in fatty foods perform important functions in maintaining excellent skin health. DHA is the structural component of the skin and is responsible for the good health of the cell membranes. Other ways in which fatty acids help your skin include; managing oil production in the skin, hydration of the skin, preventing premature ageing of the skin and preventing skin from sun damage. 5. Good Bone & Joint Health You're always at risk of injuring your bones and tendons if you lift heavy in the gym. Therefore it is important to keep a check on your bone health too. Studies show that an increase in fatty acids in the body can improve bone strength by increasing the amount of calcium on your bones. This may also help with reduced joint pains and increased grip strength. 6. Good Vs Bad Fat In general terms, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the ones that are referred to as 'good' or 'healthy fats'. However, in the most common scenarios of daily life, we generally consume the 'unhealthy fats' that come in the form of trans-fatty acids in processed foods and hydrogenated fats from various cooking Oils. Science is of the opinion that for optimum health, you need to balance the consumption of mono, poly, and saturated fats evenly in the ration of 1:1. However, the current ratio is somewhere around 20:1. Thus, there is a need to consume more fats in the form of unprocessed and whole food sources of healthy fats. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  3. My colleague, on a dull and drab Monday afternoon, talked about a show that had just come out on Hotstar and how intrigued she was by it, after watching the first episode. And she was right. It, in fact, caught my attention within the first 5 minutes and I was hooked, mostly by the character build-up. 'Criminal Justice', is a crime thriller, court drama, jail debauchery and police procedures, all rolled into one show, with a stellar cast that really brings out their character in the most gripping way possible. It's an adaptation of a show which was aired on BBC back in 2008, with the same name, written by Peter Moffat. This one has been adapted by Sridhar Raghavan and directed by Tingmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia. © Hotstar The show unravels a narrative which has been played on many times in the past, but what's thrilling is the different nuances describing the functionality of a particular space or pattern. For instance, the series took a great interest in how Aditya, the protagonist's life churned out, while he was spending time in jail. The story is simple and earthy, yet leaves you feeling quite gutted by the end of it. I reckon it's the character building that impacts the audience, more than anything else. © Hotstar The show revolves around a young bloke who plays football for his college. Seems fairly real, by the low-middle class framework that comes into play, while describing Aditya's (Vikrant Masey's) life in the show. After winning a local football tournament, the team decides to throw a party, where Aditya's presence is most favourable as he scores the winning goal for his team. When he reaches home, he's coaxed by his sister (Rucha Inamdar) to help his father drive their cab at night, which is owned by his brother-in-law and registered with 'First Cabs'. Aditya's very encapsulating, naive and innocent portrayal of a young boy who can never say 'no' is quite interesting. That's what the basic fundamental structure of the entire narrative is based on. © Hotstar While driving his cab at night, he gets a passenger he really didn't want in the first place as he was getting late for his party. When she refuses to get off, he's nothing but obligated to drop her to her destination. After she gets off, he realises she left her phone in his car and when he goes to give it back to her, she asks him to come inside and party with her instead, since she made him miss his own party. The two drink, hold conversations, drink some more while she slips him a pill, and right after they have ***. This is when you think she's that warped twisted character who'd do something rather ghastly, you're actually shocked beyond belief. When Aditya wakes up to find her stabbed to death! © Hotstar While the initial bit is fairly interesting, I am not going to go deeper into the story-line because you need to do that yourself but when the actual thread begins, it seems like the story will catch on as it should, but there are parts and scenes that are stretched out of proportion and are unnecessary. By that I mean the storyline could have been made shorter and crisper and in a 45-minute episode, there are a lot of aspects that could have been done away with. Hence the episodes lack the severity of tightness and some parts became dreary due to that in the show. Even so, the series is well adapted and presented and the character sketches are next to flawless. Here are three main aspects that made 'Criminal Justice' rather interesting: (1) Powerful Character Sketches Each character has a unique sensibility in the film and they've very clearly differentiated. For instance, Pankaj Tripathi playing Madhav Mishra is a breath of fresh air and unlike any other character, he has donned. He plays a calculative, selfish and money-minded lawyer who sparingly proves his worth through his cases until he gets stuck fighting Aditya's case. While long-surpassing guilt is eating up his life while he battles with severe eczema, his character has that goofiness that makes the viewer's experience a bit more lighter and joyful. © Hotstar Jackie Shroff, on the other hand, has a more capturing presence and a robust takeover, through the series. Mustafa, as he's called in the series is a serious gang lord in jail who takes Aditya under his protection, when is trying to deal with murder and sexual assault from the other criminals. Jackie's character gives one the certainty of hope and dilemma all at once. Each character is flawlessly perceived in the series. While the series could have caricatured clichéd characters, the ones who usually befit a crime drama, this one was more careful of that. (2) Brimming Realities Since the inception of the series until the end, the show also focuses on what happens when you're convicted in a crime. It's not just a murder mystery but a 'what's next' for Aditya, while he's fighting his battle. There's courtroom proceedings, police proceedings, jail-time drama, the effect of the case on the family, the lawyer's struggle and how cases re-open for investigation. It's got everything that goes in to battling the perfect crime and coming out of it fast-tracked and alive! The directors have made sure to play every nuance, without overplaying it and connect each parallel situation to the other. © Hotstar (3) It's Not Too Ostentatious While criminal dramas tend to overstretch and go into flamboyancy of their own, 'Criminal Justice' is a simple take on a murder mystery. It's not too over-the-top like most murder mysteries are and the characters seem real, justified and in place. There is nothing 'extra' and everything is well thought out. So, for an adapted murder mystery, the series has fared pretty well. © Hotstar Even with the best things pointed out in the show, the series does lack a stronger impact and crispness in its execution. Like I mentioned before, some episodes stretch without reason and lose the impact then and there. If you're not too keen on waiting and seeing who the real murderer is, there is a chance you may get bored with the unnecessary stretches. But the courtroom drama and case-solving situations make up for it fairly. All in all, 'Criminal Justice' has worked well as a genre choice on a digital platform, with its gripping character building, it still lacks freshness in its treatment and storyline. It's a good watch for sure if you're a murder mystery fanatic, and have a weekend to yourself.
  4. Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra and American pop sensation Nick Jonas took the world by storm with their whirlwind romance in 2017 which then culminated into a beautiful fairytale wedding as the couple tied the knot on 1st December 2018. The power couple continues to make headlines even now for being super adorable and not holding back from showing the world how crazy they are about each other. Even though the couple did not date for that long and a lot of people felt they took the plunge rather too quickly, 'Nickyanka' have been proving to us every day that when you're in love all that doesn't matter. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on Sep 16, 2018 at 4:53pm PDT PeeCee and Nick have been serving us couple goals right from day one and are continuing to do so even now as a married couple, and here are 5 reasons why we think every couple should take notes from their relationship: 1. Love Has No Age Bar Priyanka and Nick have never let the 11-year age gap between them become an obstacle in their relationship. Even though the gap is a big one and yes, it is a significant factor to be considered, these two have shown that it makes no difference whatsoever as long as you are committed to each other. They have proven that age just does not matter at the end of the day and when you know your partner has an abundance of other beautiful, admirable qualities which makes you fall for them, age becomes nothing but a number. View this post on Instagram One of the most special things that our relationship has given us is a merging of families who love and respect each other's faiths and cultures. And so planning our wedding with an amalgamation of both was so so amazing. An important part for the girl in an Indian wedding is the Mehendi. Once again we made it our own and it was an afternoon that kicked off the celebrations in the way we both dreamed. A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Dec 1, 2018 at 7:34am PST 2. Territorial Boundaries Do Not Exist When You're In Love No one in their wildest dreams could have imagined that the American pop star and our 'Desi Girl' would ever have such a strong connection, despite being from completely different worlds. Borders cannot decide who you will fall in love with and you can find 'the one' literally anywhere in the world. View this post on Instagram Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love. A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:45am PDT 3. Doing What Your Heart Says The couple faced a lot of criticism and went through a journey filled with trolls and haters, who took every chance they got to point out why they don't belong together, but Priyanka and Nick took it all in their stride and did not let it get in their way of being with each other forever. View this post on Instagram Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Dec 4, 2018 at 4:46am PST 4. Adapting To Each Other's Cultures Despite hailing from different cultures and religions, the couple continues to try their best to adapt to each other's worlds and customs as evidenced by their wedding where two different ceremonies were held, one Hindu and one a Christian wedding. They have proved that it's not a Herculean task to understand and accept different cultures when you are in an understanding long-term committed relationship. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Sep 7, 2018 at 6:24pm PDT 5. A Love That Stays Strong No Matter What One can't help but admire and gush at the same time over their online PDA, which only seems to be growing stronger by the day. Priyanka and Nick have left no stone unturned in showing the world how madly they are in love with each other, just like any other regular couple. Haters will continue to find nonsensical reasons as to why two people don't belong together, but Nick and Priyanka have set an example for the world to see on how to avoid the parade of stupid and do what your heart tells you to do.
  5. It's no shame that so many people see relationships as the best part of their lives. Finding a boo for yourself and swinging to the tunes of romance is magical and mesmerising. You must have friends who are obsessed with crawling bars and clubs in search of their significant other stating that everything will be alright when they have one. But certainly, being single has its own significant identity to treasure. MensXP brings to you five reasons to acknowledge singlehood and embrace it: © Pinterest 1. You Are 100% Yourself Being single provides you with a great opportunity to be and feel yourself as you are. You save yourself from an identity crisis, which is mostly seen in a relationship in order to make the other person happy or satisfied or modifying yourself so that your partner can easily accept you. You can expose your weaknesses, strengths, insecurities that help you to find who you really are. © Twitter 2. You Breathe Freedom Being single doesn't mean no one wants you; it's about loving and finding yourself enough for you. It can be a choice to give yourself time to decide who you really want to be with. Singlehood is about having the freedom to explore what you really want and expect from your life. In singlehood, you are accountable to just yourself and you need no permissions or think of the repercussions before leading the journey of self-discovery. © Twitter 3. You Are Your Own Master Your single years can be the most liberating and productive days of your life. You are the boss of your own life, the whole and sole commander of your own actions. You need not to answer anyone where you were, why you were late, not to worry about what the other person will think about you, your outfits, the mistakes you make, the food you eat, the way you sit, blah blah... You are your own boss! © Twitter 4. No Bars On Your Friendships To your significant other, your friends are mostly the 'snakes' and you are the ' innocent admirer'. According to them, they are behind all your fights, silly arguments, parallel decisions etc. to your girlfriend your female friends are the troublemakers and vice-versa. Hence, in singlehood, you can do what your heart desires and be friends with anyone whom you like without always being conscious about the boundaries drawn by your bae. © Pinterest 5. Less Of Silly Quarrels/ Disagreements While most people around the world feel that they are strong enough to take on anything, when it comes to conversations or the dreaded “we-need-to-talk”, they are the foremost customer of escapism. Those silly arguments presented in a PDF file by your partner, including facts and figures like the exact date, time and dialogues you spoke, are no less than mental torture, as half of the time it's illogical. Being single saves you from all those emotional traumas and additional baggage. Singlehood has perks exotic enough to applaud your decision or condition of not being in a relationship or be under any emotional commitments and attachments. Hope the above-mentioned list helps you to make better decisions in life and be happy with what you are surrounded with.
  6. Summer is almost here, and it is bringing with it a hoard of issues that we absolutely hate. Now, issues such as sweat are easily treatable, because they are right there, in your face - but what you need to be really careful about are issues that are not so apparent. For example, sun damage. We Indian men are not exactly careful in general about matters related to male beauty, but we should be when it comes to sun damage, because it's more to do with health. © Getty Images Sun damage can bring forth a lot of issues that don't end at simple tanning. But it can be controlled easily, if one remembers to apply sunscreen before stepping out, every time. The trouble is, most of us ignore it. Here are 5 solid reasons why you should never step out without applying sunscreen, especially in Summer. © Getty Images 1. Sunscreen can work wonders while keeping skin cancer at bay. Dermatologist Dr Ronald M. Shelton (MD) says, "Sunscreen application is important any day you'll be outside. Men and women should use sunscreen to help reduce the numbers of skin cancers that you might develop later in life. Most skin cancers develop 4 or more decades after the injury, but the additional function of sunscreen, for which it is important for you to use it even if you're 60+, is that it helps prevent the sunshine's damage to the skin's immune cells that help reverse the DNA damage of the sun from years ago. Therefore, the use of sunscreen today can lessen skin cancer that has been trying to form since youth." © Getty Images 2. According to most dermatologists, 60-90% effects of aging start showing on skin because of sun. Elastin and Collagen are the base behind youthful skin, and both are damaged because of sun exposure. Using a sunscreen regularly can help you protect them, in turn keeping your skin young. © Getty Images 3. Sunscreen can prevent hyper-pigmentation and acne. When the skin is exposed to sun rays for a long time, hyper-pigmentation takes place, and leaves your skin super tanned, and sometimes red and burnt. Also, UV rays help bacteria grow on skin, resulting in acne breakouts. Applying sunscreen before going out can minimize both, to a great extent. © Getty Images So homies, please do your skin a favour, and always remember to do the needful before you step out.
  7. If you're traveling with company, your journey could swing either way. For instance, your new camera. You're obsessed with your brand new purchase, but the only way to put your camera to test is to take it out for a spin. Now some cameras might leave you smitten during you short-interactions, like during indoor parties, etc. But traveling is another ball-game altogether. With a little research, we found the best travel buddy for you. It is none other than *drumroll* the Canon EOS RP. Here is why it is the best travel buddy for you: 1. You Get To Travel Light Unsplash If you are a photgraphy enthusiast, you know how heavy the camera gear can get. Not with the Canon EOS RP. The new full-frame mirrorless camera inherits the high-performance in a compact and lighter body that weighs only 485 g! So, pack light and travel tight! 2. Use Your Existing Canon Lenses Unsplash The EOS RP can be coupled with RF mount adapter, allowing users full access to Canon's existing range of more than 70 EF and EF-S lenses. So, if you want to save money, to extend your trip by a few days, you can actually do that! New lenses or old, the EOS RP won't disappoint. 3. Shoot Your Videos In 4K Canon Together with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the EOS RP shoots in 4K resolution at 24p/25p video footage allowing you to focus accurately and shoot smoothly. So whether you're making a video of a car on the highway or a Ferris wheel, it's all going to be an easy task! 4. Hassle-Free Sharing Canon You can share your memories with loves ones and family easily! The EOS RP is wifi-enabled, which means you can directly transfer images to your phone on the go with the Canon Connect Camera App! 5. No Need To Get Your Clothes Dirty Canon The vari-angle touchscreen of EOS RP can help you take shots from different angles where your eyes can't reach! This even helps if you want to take selfies with your mirrorless camera! 6. Easy To Capture In Low Light Canon Its native ISO range of 100-40,000, which can be expanded to ISO range of 50-102,400, produces low-noise images with rich details, even in low light conditions. So, no need to carry extra gear with you. Safe travels!
  8. Indian men face a lot of issues with their hair, because of the climactic inconsistency and pollution all around. However, more often than not, they don't pay heed to the urgency of the situation before it's too late, and as a result, end up with severe issues such as chronic hair fall, dandruff, itchy scalp, weak hair strands etc. There, however, exists an easy way out that can take care of your hair and scalp health, without much effort. The magic ingredient? Coconut oil. © Getty Images Coconut oil is a super underrated product that can transform your hair and scalp magically. Remember the good old champi from your childhood that your mother always insisted on doing every Sunday? There are several reasons behind it, and here are 5 of them. 1. Coconut oil is packed with Vitamins and micro-nutrients that can do wonders for your hair. You know how a good diet full of nutritious food items is good for your body? It works the same way with coconut oil for your hair. It is the best 'hair food'. © Getty Images 2. Coconut oil helps your hair to grow faster and thicker. The essential fatty acids and vitamins found in coconut oil help to remove sebum around hair roots, and subsequently help in faster, healthy hair growth. © Getty Images 3. Coconut oil can heal your scalp when you are suffering from dandruff. Apply warm coconut oil slowly on your scalp using your fingertips, and leave it on overnight. You should ideally wrap your head with a towel, or an old T-shirt. In the morning, wash it off with some Epsom salt solution to get rid of the excess skin bits. © Getty Images 4. Coconut oil, perhaps, is the best natural conditioner. If you want to 'deep condition' your hair, oil your hair with coconut oil, leave it on overnight, and wash it off with a mild shampoo the next day. © Getty Images 5. A head massage with coconut oil every week increases blood circulation and gets rid of headaches because of stress. Try it, and you will see the difference soon.
  9. Armpit hair can be an extremely controversial territory for men, because whether you keep it or get rid of it depends entirely on how you like it. While armpit hair is absolutely fine, given India's weather overall, it probably is advisable to not let them grow way too much to avoid excessive sweat and stench. A little bit of growth is absolutely fine, even when you're shirtless on the beach playing volleyball. © Pinterest However, how you decide to groom it is important. While most men turn to their local salons and ask for a quick swipe of the razor on their armpits as well, probably once in a month or a fortnight, it isn't the best way. No, doing it at home while using the best shaving cream with your own razor is also not a good idea at all. Here is why you should always trim your armpit hair, instead of shaving. 1. Your armpit does not have an even skin surface. It's extremely tricky to maneuvre a sharp razor on that uneven surface, and more often than not, you will end up with a cut or two. The skin there is also extremely sensitive apart from being uneven, so a bloody mess isn't a possibility you can rule out. Why take chances? Use a trimmer with '1' as the setting (setting it at zero probably isn't a good idea if you're clumsy) and zoom through without any cuts or scrapes. © Getty Images 2. When you shave, the hair seems to grow thicker and coarser, because it has been cut near the skin surface. The result? That itchy, prickly feeling on your skin within a couple of days. You know no feeling in the world is worse. It isn't as bad when you trim. © Instagram/Sonusood 3. Shaving is tough on your skin. When you shave a part of skin that is as soft and sensitive, the skin is always damaged. Also, razor burns and even the smallest of cut/nick with take way longer in this area to heal. You may end up with pimples, boils, and a number of other annoying skin issues. Why not use a trimmer and nip the whole situation at the bud? All we can say is, it's easier to trim your troubles away.
  10. A lot has been said about 'Captain Marvel' in the last few weeks. Would it have been received in a much more positive way if it was a part of the MCU plan from the start? Probably. Would it have been considered a breakout movie for female superheroes if 'Wonder Woman' hadn't come out 2 years ago? Probably. For some, 'Captain Marvel' was nothing more than filler content from the start and trying to convince them otherwise is futile. But, the fact remains, if you've invested in 20 MCU movies over the last 10 years or so, then why not invest in one more before watching, what will possibly be, the highest grossing movie of all time? So, if you haven't watched the movie yet and are willing to understand my reasoning with an open mind then read on. Even if you've watched the movie and just want a few reasons to justify why 'Captain Marvel' can't be missed, read on. But, if you've already made up your mind about 'Captain Marvel' not being worth it, then go watch 'Avengers: Endgame' when it's out. You'll feel like you've missed something in between. There's no coming back from that, though. You can only watch 'Endgame' for the first time once. © Disney Backstory The only reason you're invested in the Avengers as a team and the MCU as a franchise is because you've seen all your favourite characters develop on the big screen. Almost all of the superheroes (barring the Hulk) have received multiple solo movies where we get to learn more about them without having to worry about the collective. That's something 'Captain Marvel' lacks right now. No one knows who she is or what she can do. Yes, a two-hour movie is not going to allow for as much character development as a couple of films or a trilogy. But, it's way better than nothing. Can you imagine Captain Marvel just showing up and kicking ass in 'Avengers: Endgame?' Everyone would have been like, "who is she? If she's so powerful, why haven't we heard of her before?" And most importantly, "where has she been for the last 20 movies?" (If you want to know all the possible reasons Captain Marvel was missing from the last 20 movies, then let me know in the comments and I'll write a separate article on that.) To get answers to all of these questions you'll have to watch 'Captain Marvel.' There are no two ways about it. © Disney Being That Know-It-All Marvel Fan We all know that one person who claims to know everything about everything in the MCU. I'm talking to that person directly right now. Imagine not knowing how the Avengers Initiative got its name or how Nick Fury lost an eye. One of the most entertaining parts of any MCU movie are the easter eggs. There are so many of them. Yes, some of them are integral to the plot and can't be ignored but there are others that don't make much of a difference apart from getting a few oohs and aahs from the audience. Imagine watching 'Avengers: Endgame' and the guy beside you says, "I know how Captain Marvel got her powers" and you're just sitting there going, “whaaatttt…” Not going to be good for your reputation, right? There are quite a few questions answered in 'Captain Marvel' so you should give it a watch. You do want to retain the title of Mr Know-It-All when it comes to the MCU, right? © Disney Post-Credits Scene Marvel is the only production house who has figured out how to get the audience to stay glued to their seats until the very last credit has shown up on screen – post-credit scenes. Yes, we look forward to them almost as much as we do the movies themselves. There have been a few let downs in between with inconsequential post-credits scenes and it makes sense that the audience didn't expect much from 'Captain Marvel' as the credits rolled on to the screen. But, as usual, Marvel blew our socks off with just 5 seconds or so. Those 5 seconds are perhaps the reason 'Avengers: Endgame' will become the highest grossing movie of all time. Yes, those 5 seconds! You've probably watched the latest 'Endgame' trailer already. so you already have some more information on the movie but I'm not going to spoil anything for you if you haven't. Go watch the movie and then the trailer. It's absolutely worth it. © Disney It's A Great Nick Fury Origin Story Yeah, I couldn't resist saying it because it's the truth. We might not associate with Captain Marvel because she was just tossed into the mix recently but we know Fury. This is probably as close to a solo film the character will ever get. Do you see anyone complaining? I don't think so. Why? A young Nick Fury is a delight. So, even if you don't care about Carol Danvers, go watch the movie to learn more about Nick Fury. I know I've already said this a few times but, it's worth it. Considering the amount of money the movie is raking in, I don't think there are many who needed reasons to watch it. But, hopefully, for the few remaining 'rebels,' I hope I've been able to give you at least one reason to watch the movie.
  11. Remember those Sunday mornings from your childhood, when the ritual was to visit the salon with your father/uncle/big brother and get a haircut done? Perhaps, the first brush with the concept of 'male beauty' that every Indian middle-class man has had, in its rawest, most rustic form, owes its existence to those rather perfunctory visits to the neighbourhood 'Naai ki dukaan'. Our 'Bunty Bhaiyyas' and 'Rashid Chachas' have shaped the concept of grooming for most of us, and no matter how far we have travelled or how much we have upped our 'lifestyle' in general, that bit stays - secure, wrapped in a blanket of nostalgia, deep inside the gullies of our childhood memories. © Getty Images But has much changed over the years for the grown Indian man? Does he still find more comfort, ease, and familiarity in the often cushionless, rickety chairs of the neighbourhood salon as compared to the plush recliners of fancy spas? Does he still prefer the resounding laughter resulting due to the terrible '90s movies playing on the little TV up on a shelf, as compared to the carefully curated background music from the concealed surround sound speakers? The answer is a resounding 'YES', and you know it. © YouTube/OneIndia However, why is that? Here's our take on it. 1. Let's get done with the crude reality before wallowing in nostalgia. The first reason is the simplest one - we can't afford spa treatments. Most men can't. Now, what we can afford and what we can't, is also extremely subjective. For 2-5 thousand rupees, most men can get decent spa treatments. However, in a country where financial woes define the norm, for a middle-class man, that's a lot of money. Why will someone spend Rs 2000 when the end result can be similar, with an expenditure of a mere Rs 200? Most men visit the salon at least twice a month, so it can have a reasonable impact on finances overall. © Getty Images 2. However, not everything is about money. Even financially well off men prefer the local salon, and the reason is extremely relatable. Spas and fancy salon chains can be intimidating - with their trained, mechanical welcome speeches, costumes, and plush interiors. For the average Indian man, subconsciously, that almost counts as a visit to a corporate office, despite the initial fascination with the glam and glitz. Men go to the salon to let loose, not to feel pressurized to be well-composed while having to pay a bomb for that. © Getty Images 3. Local salons come with a lot of strange complimentary perks that spas will never offer you. Does your head massage in the spa come with a complimentary, rather vigorous body massage that makes you feel refreshed almost instantly? Does the spa include that vibrating generator like device that your local salon bhaiya wears on his sleeve before moving his hand up and down all over your head and upper body (and inserts a vibrating finger in your ear that feels like a Goa trip for your entire head)? Does the spa happily take instructions as per you make up your mind about what you want next right there on your seat? No. Only a local salon can, and does those things without ever making a fuss. © Getty Images Visiting the neighbourhood salon feels therapeutic to the average Indian man, not only because it's inexpensive and accessible, but also because it somehow brings him back closer to his roots - a place where he is constantly drifting away from. After all, in our heads, the rough, stinging touch of the Fitkari still somehow feels better than all the mildly fragrant, hydrating aftershaves of the world.
  12. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", they say. The veracity of this statement has been proven long ago, in each of our individual lives, probably even before we knew about it. As children, we used to emulate 'heroes' in our own little capacities - be it their clothing, their catchphrases, or their actions. As adults, we graduated to emulating more, that included hairstyles and beard styles. Any element of the persona of an individual who managed to enamour us, we'd want to emulate. Naturally, when the person in question is a 'national hero' of sorts, the magnetism is inviolable, resulting in nationwide 'style fads'. The latest example? The mighty 'Gunslinger moustache' of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. © ANI Perhaps the only thing that the youth of the nation has been obsessed with, to a degree that almost surpasses that of the admiration for Abhinandan's nerves of steel and his rock-solid composure in the face of lethal adversity, is his Gunslinger moustache. Young men throughout the country are thronging to salons, in a quest to embrace that one element of his larger than life persona, perhaps because it is the easiest and the quickest one to emulate. However, there is more to it than it just being another 'moustache fad'. Here are 3 reasons why: 1. People seek inspiration, even when they don't consciously search for it. We all want a hero in our lives - someone we can look up to, someone who can lead us. Our not-so-latent hubris might prevent us from owning up to the fact, but our actions do testify. When Abhinandan was captured, the outpouring of sentiments throughout the nation was perhaps the most non-manufactured, genuine display of emotions we have witnessed in a very long time. Under such a scenario, young, impressionable minds will naturally want to be a part of that narrative, in their own, personal way, that's conspicuous in its own right. The moustache probably was the easiest route to that. © ANI 2. The Wing Commander has returned home, safe and sound, albeit a little shaken. However, the calamitous situation of his capture brought out that rare, all-encompassing surge of patriotism - one that took over the youth. How do you pay homage to the bravery of a soldier who stared death in the face and emerged victorious, while maintaining a dignified composure, and in extension, upheld the pride of an entire nation? The best way is to inculcate a part of that bravery within yourself. Perhaps, an apt symbolic representation, or rather, the first step to a grander scheme of metamorphosis, is etching his moustache on your very face and your identity, irrespective how trivial it might come across? © ANI 3. It's been a while since we, as a nation, have wallowed in the raw machismo that our Armed Forces are all about. The fact that they are the reason why the nation gets to sleep in peace during trying times such as this, is often taken for granted, and Wing Commander Abhinandan just reminded us of the reality once again. The man flew, with literally his life as a bargain, to a territory that spells death. Along with his uniform, he sported a moustache, a Gunslinger moustache at that - perhaps the greatest symbol of strength and machismo in popular narrative. If this doesn't strike a chord with the youth of the country, nothing else will. Fad or no fad, the country got an icon to emulate - a 'real-life hero' it was subconsciously searching for the longest time. No wonder, his moustache became the symbol of badassery. © MensXP The Abhinandan Gunslinger moustache is much more than a fad, because whether it is 'cool' or will 'remain in trend' is not even the topic of conversation here. The topic here is much bigger - one about inspiration, about respect, and more importantly, about finding a hero.
  13. Men applying makeup and even teaching others via YouTube tutorials is super common nowadays. 2019 is all about breaking gender barriers and embracing our bodies for what they are. Makeup is unisex now and male beauty is all the rage. We're not asking you to go do a full-blown makeup look, but covering up imperfections which are kind of necessary. But unlike other makeup products, concealer is applied only where you need it, masking flaws with a thin layer of color. Concealer can be your saving grace to cover up a nasty razor burn, ( ) acne or even a hickey from some unsolicited action. Here are 4 reasons why a concealer is the ultimate solution to achieve flawless skin: 1. Hide Dark Circles © Getty Images A layer of dark hue beneath your eyes is a telltale sign of numerous late nights resulting in sleep deprivation. Although there are other solutions for it, if you need a quick cover-up we've got your back. Dab a small spot of color correction and follow up with a drop of concealer that's one shade lighter to your skin tone. Gently dab the product into the corners of your eyes near the nose, as well as under the eyes using your finger. 2. Cover Up Hickeys © Getty Images It's all fun and games until you have a red fire-alarm or purple bruise-like hickey on your skin. Just wearing a turtleneck for 5 days in hope of saving face might do the trick temporarily, but if it's summertime, you will need a new trick to save face. Enter the concealer. Find a concealer that matches your neck (use a color corrector if the bruise is too dark) and blend it in. Keep the product handy, because of course, it'll happen again. 3. Conceal Razor Burns & Blemishes © Getty Images Razor burns are nasty, itchy and look bad. Contrary to dark circles, razor burns need to be covered up with the concealer shade that matches your skin tone perfectly. Blend the concealer evenly across the burn to make sure it is concealed well. The same process applies to covering up blemishes as well. It's better to use products that contain Vitamin E to reduce inflammation. 4. Mask Pimples Out Of Sight © Getty Images Imagine getting an annoying little popper on your face just hours before a date or an event. That is one way to spoil your first impression. The solution? Slap on a dab of concealer, and you're good to go. Yes, it's that easy. Just go a little light with the product and the coverage is always buildable. Bye, acne. Male beauty is trending and now you know why a concealer in hand is the stairway to glowing and flawless looking skin.
  14. There are still many people out there who think that heavy lifting is only for bodybuilders and 'meat bags'. The weight training section of an average gym is still occupied with people whose primary target for training is hypertrophy or gaining muscles. However, this is a big misconception amongst people and I am going to tell you why. Heavy weight training complements your training no matter what your target for training is. You could be training for endurance, strength or just normal routine fitness levels, heavy weight training is still the best way to get there. Here are a few reasons why you should be going heavy in your weights. You Get Stronger Heavy weight training increases the power and strength of your muscles and adds significant muscle fibers as well. This means that you will be able to do every day physical tasks with more ease than before. Consistent training will increase the amount of weight that you can lift and will thus make you more efficient in your daily chores as well. You will feel that you need to put in less effort to do the same physical work every day. You Look Younger © MensXP Health Strength training with heavy weights enhances your muscle mass and definition and thus you start looking younger than your actual age. You must have seen that people who dedicatedly stay in shape throughout the year look much younger than their counterparts who don't workout at all. Now if you include heavy weight training in your daily workout routine, you will be able put on some decent muscle mass on your body which will make it look in better shape. If you fear that you will start looking like a meat bag by lifting heavy weight, you don't have to worry. Those athletes that you see on the cover of a bodybuilding magazine are not something that you become just with some heavy weight training and protein shakes. You need shit load of drugs to look anywhere near that. You Burn More Fat Muscle mass is metabolically more active than fat cells in your body. A guy with more muscle mass will burn more calories even if he is sitting idle. It is because your body will have to burn more calories even to maintain the muscle mass that you have put on already. Lifting heavy helps you to build more muscle mass and thus you become metabolically more active. This in turn helps your body to burn more fat in short as well as long term. Thus, even if your target is to burn more fat, heavy weight training is the most apt way to do it. © MensXP Health It Prevents Injuries In The Long Run Heavy weight training strengthens more than just your muscles; it also strengthens your bones and connective tissues. This added strength and stability and will help you ward off injuries and keep a strong body in the long run. You may find it hard to believe but even sportsmen who play cricket or lawn tennis or any other sport perform good weight training to maintain good bone density.
  15. Remember the time when aftershaves weren't popular yet, and your barber used to rub your face with a block of 'Fitkari' post a shave? Well, if you're too young and from a metro city, you'd probably not even know what 'Fitkari' or Alum is, and for good reason. Fitkari or Alum (also called potassium alum, potash alum, or potassium aluminium sulfate) is a colourless astringent compound which is a hydrated double sulphate of aluminium and potassium, used in solution in dyeing and tanning. It is easily available in the market, and here are 5 reasons why every man should keep some of it handy in his bathroom cabinet. 1. As An Aftershave Alum can be used after a shave instead of an aftershave lotion. It stops bleeding from minor cuts, and is a great skin healer. © Getty Images 2. As A Natural Toner And Skin Tightener Alum is an amazing toner, and also tightens the skin, giving it a natural glow. Especially for older people who suffer from sensitive skin, this can be a great alternative to regular products. © Instagram/Tigerjackieshroff 3. As A Cure For Mouth Ulcers Alum can be used to cure mouth ulcers and canker sores. All one needs to do is put some alum powder on top of the ulcer/sore, leave it on for about 30-40 seconds, and then wash it off. 4. For Bad Breath Add a pinch of alum powder along with a pinch of rock salt to a glass of warm water and use it as a mouthwash. It acts as a great natural alternative to a mouthwash. © Getty Images 5. To Get Rid Of Dark Circles A little bit of alum powder mixed with water, when applied on dark circles, will help you get rid of them. One product, so many benefits! The more you know, they said.
  16. Anyone who follows Jim Sarbh on social media, knows very well that this man has his very own, special brand of aesthetic that only he can carry off. His outfits are wonderfully weird, and strangely artistic. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it sure does exude confidence, charm, and most importantly, originality. He just proved it once again by attending an award ceremony wearing a very special black suit, that we think is the best red carpet outfit we have seen this year. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani Here is why we think that this outfit is special. 1. It takes skill to wear a suit without a tie or a bow-tie, and making it look equally fancy. Jim's black Mandarin collar shirt, buttoned all the way up, is doing that effortlessly. © Viral Bhayani 2. When was the last time you saw someone rock high-waisted pants on the red carpet, that too as a part of a suit? The high waist, along with the belt extension from the jacket, is making it look like a runway-ready piece. © Viral Bhayani 3. Usually, tapered pants are always preferred on a red carpet, because it makes you look sharper. But Jim isn't one to follow the beaten track, of course. He chose a super relaxed pair of pants with a magnificent fall, that makes him look like the fashion royalty. © Viral Bhayani 4. Look at the jacket. The collar lapel is one of the most unusual lapels we have ever seen, and there is a belt extension that goes around in layers, and then falls on the side, making it look like a tie-up belt. Surreal, we say. © Viral Bhayani This is what we call effortlessly innovative styling, while keeping it subtle yet classy.
  17. That time of the year is finally here. The Grammys Red Carpet remains the most anticipated event when it comes to Hollywood fashion. The Grammys have been giving us some of the most iconic fashion moments over the years. This year, they definitely did rise up to the expectations and didn't disappoint us. With all the sizzling controversies involving Ariana Grande, Drake and Cardi B and her pianist stealing the whole show, the 2019 Grammys is already on its way to becoming the most talked about event of the year. When it comes to fashion, the Grammys red carpet serves more looks than the Oscars because of its younger audience and nominees. Being fashion icons and believing in expression through dressing, pop artists tend to experiment with fashion more which equals to more drama on the red carpet. The men of the entertainment business don't shy away from a good head turning look either. Have a look at the 12 quirkiest looks form the Grammys 2019 Red Carpet that turned heads for all the right reasons: 1. Ricky Rebel © Getty Images Let's talk about the one sparking the most talks, shall we? Singer Ricky Rebel walked down the red carpet in a reversible pro-Trump jacket from designer Andre Soriano. The jacket had 'Keep America Great' text which a play on Donald Trump's political slogan on one side and 'Trump 2020' on the other. The outfit has already sparked tons of negative talk about its political statement and about the upcoming US elections next year. 2. Leon Bridges © Getty Images A name in soul music, Leon Bridges sported a custom made 2-piece set by designer Emily Bode. The mustard-coloured corduroy set was covered in little drawings that referenced his home state of Texas and his own music as well. That's one hell of a customization, we say! 3. Post Malone © Getty Images If there's one thing to know about Post Malone, he loves his flashy suits. They are a statement on their own and quirky as hell. This year was no less, as the singer sported a salmon coloured bedazzled suit covered with silver star embellishments, which he topped off with matching pink cowboy boots. This look was put together by costume designer Catherine Hahn, who is one of the artist's favourite designers. Pink is the new black, we see! 4. Kyle Trewartha and Michael Trewartha © Getty Images Like the Fiji water girl at the Oscars, the twins with the silver hair were the Grammy mystery people this year. The twins who are Kyle Trewartha and Michael Trewartha dazzled the red carpet in designer wear which was perfectly layered and stormy weather ready. Yes, they look like The Chainsmokers. No, they're not them. The ice twins definitely do have style, though. 5. Ben Harper © Getty Images If there's one way to ditch the boring black tie and go full ham, Ben Harper should be your guide. Ben Harper did enter full bedazzle mode in a jacket showing off yellow sequined paisley motifs worn with a broad-brim hat. The Nike basketball shoes add an extra edge to the outfit. Very country, yet very sporty. An interesting combination. 6. Young Thug © Getty Images If there's one way to stand out, it has to be to get in with the fluorescent trend. And since bright neon colours always make their mark in the athleisure world, it has to have an active presence on the red carpet too, right? Young Thug stood out from the crowd in a fluorescent lime green hoodie paired with a red cropped leather jacket. The rapper paired it with beige pants and red sneakers for the too-cool-to-care look and we lowkey dig it. 7. Swae Lee © Getty Images Popular singer Swae Lee left his mark on the red carpet with his out of the box fashion choice for this year's Grammys. Seen in a laced see-through shirt paired with studded M.X By Maxine Simoens pants and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Swae stole the show with his peek-a-boo outfit! 8. Jaden Smith © Getty Images Jaden Smith always manages to make heads turn at every red carpet ever. His unapologetic street-inspired style is pretty much what is expected of him. He didn't disappoint this time around with a black hoodie, a multi-coloured graphic jacket and chain detailing all over his upper and lower body. No one can pull off a Jaden Smith exclusive better than Jaden himself! 9. Fantastic Negrito © Getty Images The American singer wore a customized red suit with colourful swatches of fabric making up the pockets. A silver necklace with two fish hung from his neck which he mentions used to be a belt buckle. His whole outfit was apparently inspired by 'upcycling', which is using discarded material to design something that is of a higher quality than the original. 10. Kane Brown © Getty Images Singer Kane Brown doesn't shy away from some print. Seen sporting a Versace black and gold printed shirt with a Versace blazer with the same print on the inner lining as well. Donning daring prints sure seems like a bold fashion statement but Kane wears them like a champion! 11. Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith and Flea © Getty Images Members of the popular rock band 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, and Flea turned up at the red carpet and stole a lot of attention for their attire. The perfect mix of eccentric, bold and daring, their outfits were downright rocking. With Anthony's all floral suit, Chad's floral shirt and multi-coloured sneakers to Flea's jacquard pants and hat, they did bring the heat with them. 12. Hector Buitrago and Andrea Echeverri © Getty Images Colombian rock band Aterciopelados members Hector Buitrago and Andrea Echeverri came dressed as the Grammy award itself. Hector's outfit being a spin on an album cover itself with gold star motifs all over was interesting while Andrea's outfit was actually him being a real-life version of a Grammy award complete with a headgear and buttons representing the iconic gramophone shape was an eye-catcher. The award or rather Andrea himself was addressed to their band Aterciopelados indicating that they were expecting a definite win. These few were amongst the many others who made an appearance at the Grammy Awards 2019 and gave fashion a new definition. You have our attention, Hollywood!
  18. Puma has unveiled the new Puma Fi trainers that possibly could be the shoe of your dreams. For starters, they can lace themselves up at a single tap on your smartphone. It has a micro motor that laces itself, which means you don't have to constantly bend down and constantly tie your laces if you have an app that can do it for you in a sec. © PUMA 1) They Come With A Wireless Charger These shoes come with a wireless charger so you don't have to worry about the hassle of wires wrapping around your shoes. Take a look: © PUMA 2) They're Designed To Be Everyday Shoes These trainers are tailored for workouts and everyday use. The trainer also boasts of a series of integrated smart sensors that are able to learn the shape of each user's foot and adapt the fit of the shoe to the individual. © PUMA 3) On-The-Go Adjustments Are Possible The best part about these trainers is that you can make adjustments while you're walking, running etcetera. Basically, motion doesn't interfere in you making your laces tighter. Now, how cool is that? © PUMA © PUMA © PUMA These shoes aren't in the market yet and will take a couple of years to be mass-produced. But do you think you'll get a pair?
  19. Putting on mass is every dude's ultimate gym dream. But as usual, it's easier dreamt than done. Growing muscle naturally is a task and the truth is that most men fail at doing it. However, here is how you CAN do it: Ditch the hard work and do the smart work. Mentioned below are some points that you absolutely shouldn't do if you are serious about building a good physique: 1) Doing Too Much Volume â â â â â â â â The first mistake one makes is doing too much volume. Volume (sets x load x reps), your total workload, is the key to muscle growth, but doing too much actually hinders recovery and will stop your progress. Most people benefit from ~10-20 sets/muscle/week. Your actual volume depends on various individual factors like age, training experience, genetics, etc. © Pixabay 2) Doing Junk Volume Going along with too much volume is not going hard enough on each set. If you have 4 reps left in each set, you will be able to do much more volume because each set is so damn easy. I recommend doing each set ~1-2 reps from failure but sometimes more, sometimes less.â â â â â â â â â 3) No Structured plan If you don't have a plan and just walk into a gym, sure you may make progress. But that doesn't mean your progress can't be better. When you have a plan, you reduce guesswork and can manage variables better. 4) Training All Muscles Once Per Week â â â â â â That's called a bro split. It is okay to start your training with it, but it's not ideal when it comes to overtime progress. Not only do they leave gains on the table by only stimulating muscle protein synthesis in major muscles 1 time per week, but they also allow people with faster rates of fitness decay to experience detraining. © Thinkstock 5) Chasing The Pump Via Lightweights Progressive overload means you do more work, and thus more volume, over time. Getting a pump causes muscle growth, but you will reach a point at which you have to increase the load/reps. Hence focus on doing more volume over time and save pump work for the end of your workouts. 6) Not Applying A Wide Range Of Rep Ranges Lastly, scientific research has shown that muscle growth can happen in a variety of rep ranges. Training in rep ranges outside of 8-12 reps can help you train different capacities and help push for progressive overload. So you can split your training in a broad spectrum from 3-30 reps. Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  20. Butt poses are often used as a clickbait to almost any topic related to fitness lately. There are booty shakes and booty shapers being sold on the internet, which unfortunately do sell like hot cakes. Although the shakes and shapers are a scam, building a good butt is not. Your butt or your glute muscles are important and there are benefits associated with having well-developed glutes. Here are the top 4 reasons you should consider training your glutes more often: 1. They Are An Aesthetic Now, I am not talking about the pictures and the poses that some female Instagram models post. That could be an added benefit, yeah. But if your goal is to develop an aesthetic-looking physique, the glutes stand out. They give that look from the side or the back which make you appear more muscular. Having well-developed glutes is also a criterion when it comes to judging bodybuilding and physique shows these days. © Acefitness 2. They Enhance Your Lifts And Performance If your goal is to develop strength and have impressive numbers on your squats and the deadlifts, strong glutes are often the key drivers of force here. Along with that, any sport that requires you to generate a lot of force in a short period of time, will more often than not, require firing from your glutes. What would you like to have at that time? A water pistol or a real gun? You can also see that the world's best sprinters have the best-developed glutes. Take a clue. 3. Reduces Your Risk Of Injuries When you are squatting or deadlifting, a minor mistake could keep you injured and out of the gym for months. Squat injuries are more often caused by knees caving in and your deadlift injuries are usually caused by the rounding of the lower back. Your glutes enable hip abduction and external rotation, which severely reduce the occurrence of a knee valgus or rounding of your lower back. The stronger your glutes are, the more efficient they will be in doing these functions. 4. It Improves Your Posture A lot of people, due to busy lives and being sedentary, suffer from lower back issues. They often have a slouch when sitting and having lower back pain is as common as the common cold due to the same. Developed and strong glutes allow you to maintain a good posture by aligning your lower back. It does not directly translate to better lower back health, as a lot of people suffer lower back health issues, simply from being overweight or doing stupid stuff at the gym. But stronger glutes do correlate to lesser chances of a lower back injury or pain. So yes, if any of the above-mentioned things like better aesthetics, better posture, lesser chances of injury, increased athletic performance, better lower back health or quality of life seem desirable to you, then you should include some direct glute training and develop these muscles. Here's the rock building his behind – View this post on Instagram Fun warmup activating glutes and hips before destroying legs. 5 second hold at the top, squeezed, with resistance bands above the knees using 225lbs. Gotta warm up properly due to all my sexy lower body injuries from years of wrestling and football (two L4 & L5 low back disc ruptures, five knee surgeries, torn Achilles, tore both my quad and adductor from my pelvis and repaired three hernias all in one lovely emergency surgery). Lots of fun pain, but we fight thru it and come back stronger and better. Plus this exercise showcases the relentless power in my thrust game which is my jam when we practice making babies. ððªð¾ð¦ Who wants extra cheese on their pizza? Because I got endless amounts with that last paragraph. Bottom line/ do your warm ups. They're critical. #LegDay #BattleScarred #WarmUps #AkaBabyMakers #TheDungeon A post shared by therock (@therock) on May 9, 2017 at 9:31pm PDT Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  21. We've already heard a few stories about banning the insanely popular game PUBG. Last week, the Gujarat government forwarded a circular banning the game from educational institutions. The state's primary education department had issued a circular that directed primary schools to ensure that a ban has been implemented on PUBG. Now, 11-year-old Ahad has written to the Maharashtra Government to ban the game. In the letter, he said, "it promotes immoral conduct such as violence, murder, aggression, looting, gaming addiction and cyberbullying". The boy further wrote in the letter, "I will be compelled to seek appropriate legal [civil and criminal] proceeding as per law; naturally at your cost and consequences" if the game is not banned." The letter was sent to seven ministers, including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Ravi Shankar Prasad (Ministry of Electronics and IT), and Vinod Tawde (Maharashtra Education Minister). When Ahad didn't receive a response from the public officials, he then decided to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court. © YouTube The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association has also asked the Governor of the state to ban the game immediately due to poor board exam results. PUBG Mobile has been very popular since launch and people are literally hooked onto it. There have also been cases when people got addicted to the game and turned to physical self-harm. We must keep in mind that these games are built for entertainment and not supposed to be taken so seriously. A recent report by the Quartz states that a PUBG fan spends more than 8 hours in a week on an average on the game. © YouTube More than 120 cases of PUBG addiction were registered at Services for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). Signs of addiction include deprivation of sleep, loss of real-life interests, drop in lecture attendance, and poor academic performances. While the game is fun to play, a major reason for the fan following is the fad around it. One reason why many Indians are playing the game is that “everyone's talking about it.” Source: India Today
  22. From her extroverted yet rebellious character in 'Tanu Weds Manu', to her bravely innocuous and underrated character in 'Queen', Kangana has come a long way to reach where all the A-list stars in Bollywood are at the moment. Her ability to direct her way towards more meaningful and wholesome roles is an added quality to her personality and she carries her strength as a woman, very comfortably, all around her. So much so, we really couldn't think of anyone else who would aptly fit the role of Manikarnika, from 'Manikarnika-The Queen of Jhansi'. (c)Zee Studios The role demanded someone who was very comfortable in their skin yet fierce and bold in their ideology, just like Jhansi ki Rani was. After the release of 'Queen', Kangana thought of pursuing a more technical side to films and hence thought of her stance as a director. After what seemed like a struggle of putting the beautiful film in front of a billion people, she proudly shares directorial credits with Krish Jagalamudi, for 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi'. (c)Twitter Rani Laxmibai was an epitome of survival of the fittest and gave gender roles another realm altogether when she contributed her half to fight for India's first war on independence. If anyone fits the bill to reincarnate her persona on screen, it's Kangana and here are some reasons why! (1) Her Determination To Achieve Anything While Kangana has come into the limelight for many controversies regarding her personal stance in life, her grit and determination to move forward and stand her ground has stood first and foremost. From her stand on the #MeToo movement to her fight to tell the truth about her past abusive relationships, she's managed to survive the fittest notions about being a strong powerful and determined woman and that clearly reflects in her character play as Manikarnika, in the movie. Manikarnika fought hard against the British rule to keep her kingdom intact and fought for her people rather than bowing down to the British. Her actual determination to achieve that dream and fight for it, is what makes Kangana more fitting to play the role. (c)Zee Studios (2) Her Tryst With Trying Tougher Roles If you remember her first movie, 'Gangster', you would know how complex that role was for a debutant and yet she bagged a Filmfare award for her performance for it. Kangana has always taken a variety of challenging roles, which make her characters stand out and you can never forget them. For instance, in 'Fashion', she played a model who was a drug addict, a role which is hard to fit into. Even though Priyanka stole the limelight for the film, Kangana's feature was well appreciated too. After taking numerous challenging roles to experiment and play with, she was truly deserving of one of the most challenging roles and she did fair justice to it as well. (c)Zee Studios (3) She's Fearless Kangana has always been known as someone who doesn't fear anyone. From calling Karan Johar the 'flag-bearer of nepotism' in the industry to speaking up against the Karni Sena threats, this woman fears nothing. She's always fighting her own battles fearlessly and has a strong belief system. So much so, people look up to her for the same. This is one of the main reasons why she fits the bill to play Manikarnika because her personality, as a whole, reflects her on-screen presence and makes the character more real and vivacious. (c)Zee Studios No, this isn't a paid article or a PR stunt to promote Kangana or her acting prowess. This is a critical review of someone who is a perfectionist in every right from someone who loved watching her on-screen and sharing a perspective or two. I really hope 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi' does phenomenally well, because it's not just about Kangana's prowess to nail the role but a story about a legend who should never be forgotten. Watch the trailer here
  23. I am sure you meet a lot of women every now and then, and you classify them under different stereotypes. Some may come off as easy-going, while some are snobbish or grounded and some are fascinating, and some complicated. The last tag of girls who come off as 'complicated' isn't new in any way. If men don't understand the women they're trying to ask out, hit on or date, they usually put a tag on her and call her 'complicated'. While she may or may not be complicated, certain things make it difficult to assess a girl's state of mind, making her a complicated girl. © Eros Internaional Men are never complicated though. They're either nice guys or bad boys. So, for them to understand the aspects that conclude the parameters of a 'complicated' girl is next to impossible, and giving up on one is the most foolish thing you can ever do. Why, you ask? Well, research does say if you date complicated women, you've found yourself the best deal and your dating life will be fulfilling and adventurous all at once, and not in a bad way at all! So, if you think you've encountered a 'complicated girl' here are 7 personality traits she has, that'll make you fall in love with her instantly: (1) She'll Never Bore you She's complicated because she's someone who has never had an easy life and she uses every opportunity in the book, to make her life as spectacular as she can. She's a great conversationalist because she has a pool of ideas and perspectives she can share and discuss with you, at any given point in time. In all probability, she's used a lot of them on herself to get out of a myriad of situations in the past. So, if you think you'll get bored in her company, you're very wrong. Either she'll involve you in some eclectic and interesting hobbies and activities or she'll drench you with some crazy anecdotes from her life and you'll never get enough of the thrill she throws your way every now and then. © T-series (2) She's Rather Blunt & Honest Because of how life has treated her she's done beating around the bush and she tells it like it is; straight to your face, as honestly as anyone can! Bluntness is one of her main qualities and she'll always tell you what she expects from you and will call out your bullshit instantly. Now, if you're looking for someone who can be fooled easily, she's not the kinda girl you want to date. Along with being blunt and honest, she's emotional too and feels deeply. So, if she feels that way towards you trust me, you've found the right girl! © Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd (3) She's Full Of Wisdom Yes, life has been tough for her and to get by it, she probably had to figure things out the hardest way possible, on her own. If she's tough from the outside, it's only because she's chosen a difficult path for herself. Because she's experienced a lot more than people who've lived protective lives. She's wiser than the usual bunch of people you meet and can give you healthy perspectives on numerous things. All you need to do is just trust her judgment. © AA Films (4) She's Not Easy Yes, it's a challenge to be with her because she doesn't let any man take her for granted and always makes him feel like he needs to work for it and that's fair right? You always need to work for the best things in life. She hates being taken for granted because she's done the best she could to reach where she is, and anyone who doesn't appreciate that doesn't stand a chance with her. You may spend a lot of time in hand to make her fall for you but you will never regret doing so! © Balaji Motion Pictures (5) She's A Mystery She's not an open book for sure. I don't really know what it is but people, women especially, who've gone through a lot in life are never too vocal about it and are always guarded. So, if you meet her at a crowded coffee shop or a bar or even at her house, she'll take a lot of time, maybe 5 more dates to completely open up to you and trust you and tell you things other women might tell you on their first date! She's absolutely unpredictable and will always keep you guessing. © AA Films (6) She May Want You But She'll Never 'Need' You A complicated woman, so to speak, has gone through a lot in life and she's very self-sufficient in nature, because of the experiences she'd had to face in the past. More than anything life has taught her a lot of patience and calmness to deal with things. She does not crave for a man and has no emotional needs she needs to fulfil through another being. She's happy on her own. Unlike others who like to rush through relationships like there's a medal waiting for them at the end of it, this woman, likes taking her relationships one day at a time, rather slow and steady and that's why she's good at them too. She may want to be with you, but she will never need you. That's a fact. © T-Series (7) She's Intelligent & Passionate While these two traits go hand in hand, it's one of the finer qualities of a complicated woman. Most of us are intelligent, yes but someone who understands their own complexities is a level evolved. She'll always inspire you to explore new things and force you to never give up. She's had a life where she's sifted through a lot of unkindness, so she introspects a lot into the future and makes decisions based on her own experiences and most of them are passionate. You will definitely learn a lot if you date someone like her. © Fox Star Studios A complicated girl is not someone you run away from because she's too much analytical work! You embrace her and never let her go because she's literally the best of the lot! Humble yet opinionated, kind yet dynamic and she'll change you for the better man! So, the next time you come across one, maybe start a conversation with her and see your life change?
  24. If you plan on getting a moustache, the pornstar moustache probably is the best kind to start with because A, it's easy to grow and maintain unlike a full-on handlebar, and B, it doesn't look like you're trying too hard. Hrithik Roshan started off he year with sporting one, and we think he has never looked cooler. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Now one might argue that Hrithik legit looks like a Greek God and can pull off anything, but why should that mean that you can't? Life is short, and sometimes a seemingly small grooming move can change it for you. Why we think so? Read on. Here are 3 solid reasons why every man should try getting a pornstar moustache, at least once in their life. 1. For the uninitiated, a pornstar moustache or a pornstache derived its name from the '80s, when male pornstars actually used to keep moustaches like these, and it was a rage among the ladies. Lesson to learn from history: Ladies dig moustaches, and they probably won't say it out loud. Get one and find out for yourself if it works! © Viral Bhayani 2. 2018 was all about beards. Now, we aren't saying that the beard is dead, because it never will, but variety is the spice of life, they say. If you have a beard, probably crop it short, and let the moustache grow out, for a swanky new look. If you prefer being clean shaven, why not step up your game and try getting a moustache? It can change everything about how you look. © Viral Bhayani 3. A pornstar moustache is easy to grow and maintain, and it is the only kind of facial hair experiment where not much is at stake. Don't like it? Shave it off or let your beard grow (it will take less than a week for a thick stubble to catch up in most cases). Plus, you can experiment with multiple aesthetics by altering the length of your stubble. It's a win-win, we say! © Viral Bhayani Still not convinced? Take a look at Hrithik. We rest our case.
  25. There are literally hundreds of diets and diet books in the world today. Most of these diet books have their roots in the American or the Industrial way of eating, and are heavily influenced by the rising obesity in the West. Every diet promises you something special. While one diet is low-carb, the other is low-fat; one diet book promises you a loss of a kilo a day, while the other teaches you how to eat as per your blood type. There are some which detox you to weight loss and some which tell you to stay hungry for an extended period of time in the name of intermittent fasting. There are literally so many diets out there, that if you follow a diet pattern for a few weeks you will have a new one to follow for the rest of your life. © YouTube But there is an issue here, as there is nothing called dieting. The word dieting has somehow been associated with starvation. Whenever we hear the word 'diet', what a layman interprets it is as another low-calorie diet in which he/she would have to give away all their favourite foods and will be constantly bothered by rising hunger and cravings. But that is far from the truth as you can enjoy all your favourite foods and still reach your goal weight. Of course, some amount of moderation and control will be required in the way you eat, but that, by no way, means starvation and deprivation. Every individual is different in a number of ways. The same program may work for someone and may not have any effect on the other person. However, most diets don't work at all and even if they do, there are certain common reasons which ensure that the results are equal for almost everyone: 1. Complete Elimination Of Junk Food Whenever people go on any type of diet, irrespective of its specificities, they at the same time eliminate most of junk food from their diet. Almost all the diets will tell you to avoid certain foods and these foods are not common to any diet pattern as such, but are common to avoid in general for a better living. These include excess sugar, trans fats, refined carbohydrates, too much preservative and artificial sweeteners etc. If you analyze these foods, you will see that the reasons to avoid these foods have been taught to us since our childhood and there is nothing special you are learning from a diet book. At the same time, most diets promote the addition of healthy foods to your regular eating like different coloured fruits and vegetables, complex carbs, omega-3 rich fats, lean meats etc. But do we really need a diet book to understand this? So in the actual case, most diet books are reminding you of healthy eating and nothing else. © Thinkstock Images 2. Drastic Reduction In Caloric Intake Another common reason why most people lose weight on a diet is that every diet pattern, whether low-fat, low-carb, low-protein, low-calorie or low in everything will somehow reduce your overall calorie intake, or in simple terms, at the end of the day it's just a low-calorie diet. If you closely monitor a particular diet pattern it would amount to lesser number of calories you consume in a day. Some reduce the calories drastically while others reduce it gradually, but somehow, calories are reduced in one way or the other. And the simple equation of less calorie intake vs total calorie expenditure in a day will make you lose weight. Though there are a number of permutations and combinations to this equation, in general, this equation works for most people. 3. Placebo Effect Whenever a person starts following any diet book or a diet by a dietician, they are psychologically geared to lose weight. Their entire effort is directed towards achieving a healthy weight and shedding those unwanted kilos. Say, you are having a fever and the doctor gives you two tablets to consume on every alternate day. One day the doctor gives you the conventional medicine for fever and on the other day, you are prescribed nothing more than a salt or a sugar tablet. Most people will get an equally powerful effect from both, because their attitude is directed towards getting well. Your brain is ultra powerful and has the ability to ensure you achieve what you want. This is exactly the principle used for the placebo effect. After understanding the logic behind why someone will lose weight by following any kind of diet, you need to understand the facts behind healthy and clean eating and the reasons to consume adequate calories, not only to maintain healthy bodily functions but also to reduce cravings and rule out any nutritional deficiencies in the body. Remember, A DIET IS FOR LIFE. Anything for short-term purposes is just an adventure.
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