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  1. Voting is a fundamental right that every citizen deserves and should exercise as well. Believe it or not, but the entire nation's fate depends on the tiny mark of blue ink on your finger. Even our political leaders understand this, which is why they are busy with election campaigns and urging people to vote. Reuters PM Modi is also busy with the election campaign and almost a month ago, he had urged people (actors, cricketers and many prominent sports personalities) from all walks of life, to encourage their fans and followers to vote. In one of those tweets, PM Modi asked Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar to "creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections." Now, actor Shah Rukh Khan has responded to PM Modi's message and came up with a rap song, 'Karo Matdan', requesting people to go and vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha 2019 elections. YouTube/ Red Chillies Entertainment The song is not only peppy, but also brings to surface a talent in SRK that we weren't aware of - rapping. He wrote, "PM sahib @narendramodi ne creativity ki liye bola tha. Main thoda late ho gaya video banane mein...aap mat hona Vote karne mein!!! 'Voting is not only our Right, it is our Power.' Please Use It. Thank u to @tanishkbagchi @abbyviral @parakramsinghr." PM sahib @narendramodi ne creativity ki liye bola tha. Main thoda late ho gaya video banane mein...aap mat hona Vote karne mein!!! 'Voting is not only our Right, it is our Power.' Please Use It. Thank u to @tanishkbagchi @abbyviral @parakramsinghr . https://t.co/9280i8BnK3 — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 22, 2019 PM Modi too replied to the song and called it a "fantastic effort." He wrote, "I am sure the people of India, especially first time voters will pay heed to your appeal and come out to vote in large numbers." Fantastic effort, @iamsrk! I am sure the people of India, especially first time voters will pay heed to your appeal and come out to vote in large numbers https://t.co/y2OLgrwOOS — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 22, 2019 Honestly, after listening to this song, we can't wait for a rap face-off between SRK and the OG 'Gully Boy' Ranveer Singh.
  2. If you've seen the first episode of the final season of 'Game of Thrones', you'd have come across many things that may seem very probable. That's exactly how and why theories come into place, isn't it? And I believe you already have a few of them tucked under your belt. For instance, after seeing Lord Umber trapped in the 'death swirl' created by the Night King, we do believe the swirl has some relevance in the last season, since we've been seeing it since season 1. It could also mean it has a prominent clue on how to defeat the Night King and his army. Well, that's what theories do, build interest and a narrative for the show. © HBO Similarly, there's another theory doing the rounds. Remember Arya and Gendry and how they parted ways? It broke our hearts to see them bid adieu in the most unfavourable circumstances, but they meet again in season 8, where they are both relieved the other is alive. Gendry, a blacksmith, is busy at Winterfell forging weapons from Dragonglass and Valyrian Steel to defeat the Wights and the White Walkers and being an ace blacksmith himself, he makes some rather indestructible weapons. After a flirtatious banter between the two, Arya asks Gendry to forge her a weapon and I think that's the most romantic gesture I've seen off late! An assassin asking her former crush to craft her the finest weapon of all. Well, we do believe it's the finest because the weapon Arya has asked Gendry to make for her will play a pivotal role in the season. © HBO Let's look at all the facts here. Arya pulls out a drawing and passes it on to Gendry so he can make it. The weapon looks like a double-ended spear/staff, with a Dragonglass and a Valyrian Steel blade on each end, both detachable. Now, if you see the season 8 trailer again, you'll see Arya fight with a weapon that looks like a staff, and not to forget she got adequate training fighting with a staff when she was trying to become one of the 'Faceless Men', so it all adds up I suppose. But that's not all. According to Tommy Dunne, the weapon master of Game Of Thrones, there is a creation in season 8, which is apparently going to steal the show and I bet it's the weapon Aryá asks Gendry to make for her! © HBO “There is one creation in season 8 that is absolutely phenomenal. It'll be a showstopper. That was great to finish. It was great to make, great to design it that it was about to be reverse-engineered and made into two different items.” Dunne told a popular international publication. Does he mean Arya's weapon may put an end to the show? I wonder! Well, we really can't wait to know what Gendry forges for Arya and if the weapon itself is a showstopper like Tommy said. After all, the weapon Arya asks Gendry to make does have two pointy ends!
  3. Born in the locality of Behala in Kolkata, Sourav Chandidas Ganguly has been one of the most successful Indian cricketers, period. His aggressive batting style along with his eventually developed bowling and his relentless methods of leading a team as prestigious as the Men in Blue has left no doubt in the minds of the cricket-mad people of the country and those abroad. However, when 'Dada' decided to take up the role of a 'Special Advisor' to the Ricky Ponting-coached Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2019 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) little did he realise that his secondary role of being the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal might become somewhat of a hurdle of him being actively involved in the biggest cricketing league within India. Concerned about the possibility of 'conflict-of-interest' given the former Indian skipper's dual-role within the cricket fraternity of India, three fans of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman and Ethics Officer, DK Jain. The trio demanded a convincing justification from the former KKR captain with regards to the move he made in March. © Twitter/@IPL According to the Press Trust of India (PTI) , this is how the cricketer responded: "In my respectful submission there is no direct or indirect interest, compromising roles, commercial conflict, prior relationship or position of influence within the meaning of the BCCI Constitution which may deter my involvement with the Delhi Capitals." Having said that, ever since Ganguly has assumed the role of the 'Special Advisor' to the Delhi-based franchise, no one has been able to articulate what exactly is the legend going to be doing in his new journey with the Capitals. When Dada has first joined the team, Times of India reported that he would be working closely with the head-coach Ricky Poting. And recently when TOI asked the Australian about his relationship with his former rival, Ponting said that the two think in a similar fashion. "We have got very similar ideas and views on the game which has made us work well together. I love working with him." Even then, not even the head-coach himself, could describe Ganguly's role with the team. The closest to what felt like an actual contribution by the Bengali cricketer, according to Poting, was that Ganguly was spending time with all the southpaw batsmen of the team such as Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant, getting them ready for the Eden pitch, but is that it? © Twitter/@IPL What's worse is that not even the official website for the franchise acknowledges him as a member of the team, neither as one of the coaches nor as a staff member. Jeopardising an honourable role, one that of the president of a cricket board of a region, therefore doesn't quite settle in with the lack of recognition Dada is getting in return.
  4. If the world has the likes of Superman, Spiderman and Thor; India has Baahubali who isn't exactly a superhero (in literal terms), but definitely nothing less than that. SS Rajamouli's magnum opus aka the 'Baahubali' franchise is hands down the best thing to happen to the Indian film industry. This was one movie that skyrocketed Prabhas' career, but also put Indian cinema on par with some of the leading film industries across the world. © arka media works Among the millions of Baahubali fans, one name happens to be that of Avengers' Nick Fury aka Samuel L Jackson. In fact, he is such a big fan that he wants to act in 'Baahubali 3'. Jackson revealed this to a popular YouTube channel, during the promotions of 'Captain Marvel' featuring Brie Larson, in Singapore. © Marvel Studios When asked if he has heard about Bollywood and which movie he would like to work in, he jokingly said "I want to be in 'Baahubali 3'. No, I am just kidding. I would come into a movie...yeah...I would love to come to Bollywood." Further, when asked about his plans to visit India, he said that he will come, "Only, if they give me a job." SS Rajamouli, are you listening? Can we see a face-off between Baahubali and Nick Fury?
  5. Samsung announced the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e in India today, which are finally available to purchase in the country. It is one of the best Android flagship devices you can buy in India right now and you can read our official review here. © Youtube/Samsung India The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus come with a great triple camera setup where one of the lenses is an optically stabilised 12-megapixel main sensor with a dual aperture that can switch between f/1.5 for night shots and f/2.4 for the day. The second sensor is an ultra-wide 16-megapixel f/2.2 sensor that lets you capture more field of view and lastly a stabilised 12-megapixel telephoto sensor. © Samsung However, the Galaxy S10/S10 Plus comes with some nifty features such as a “Live Focus” mode which lets users take portrait images. You can adjust the blur after taking images and even add some awesome effects such as spin, colour point and others. The Galaxy S10 camera also has other intelligent features that let users optimise the scene and get on-screen guides to help users line up great shots. These features make it easier for casual users to take professional level looking images (or so they say). © Samsung However, at the launch event today, Ranjivjit Singh, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Samsung India said that many of these camera features were developed by engineers in India at Samsung's Bangalore R&D institute. “Over 500 engineers from India worked day and night to design and deliver a superlative camera experience on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus,” Singh said, adding that features like 'Scene Optimiser', 'Live Focus', and AR Emoji are just some of the few cameras features that are “made for the world, right here in India”. © Samsung Samsung has already opened the world's largest mobile phone factory in India and is deeply invested in the 'Make in India' program. It's part of the reason why Samsung enjoys competitive pricing due to local manufacturing. Samsung India is also working on a new and improved version of Bixby Vision for Indian customers, where users will be able to “try and buy” clothes thanks to a local partnership with Myntra. Bixby Vision will also let Indian users find nearby restaurants by simply pointing the camera at a street. This is possible due to Samsung's partnership with Magicpin to provide users with live information on local interest points.
  6. The internet surprises you with new posts every day and one such post took me by surprise today wherein two legends from their respective fields posed together and mentioned about “game planning for something big”. View this post on Instagram Talking shop, game planning the next great @_aamirkhan Aamir Khan transformation! Great respect for this man's dedication to his craft. He's a once in a generation type talent...and he's definitely a student of the iron game! #impressed #aamirkhan #transformationcoming #legend #trainlikeanathlete #teamathlean #athleanx #jeffcavaliere A post shared by ATHLEAN-X™ | Jeff Cavaliere (@athleanx) on Feb 18, 2019 at 5:31pm PST We are talking about Jeff Cavaliere aka Athlean X & Aamir Khan. Jeff Cavaliere is a world famous Fitness YouTuber with over 7 Million Subscribers on YouTube and is easily the best fitness YouTuber for nearly a decade. Jeff isn't merely famous, he is extremely knowledgeable as well. He has been a Physical Therapist and Strength Coach for Base Ball Team-New York Mets and coached several top-level athletes including Tom Glavine and Pedro Martinez, and perennial all-stars Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Billy Wagner. He is well known for his injury rehab and brutal ab training videos. Aamir Khan has been committed to the iron game since the year 2007. His physique in the movie 'Ghajini' and his very recent body transformation for the movie 'Dangal' got worldwide attention, where he went from 30% body fat to under 10% body fat in merely six months. © YouTube In a recent post shared by Jeff Cavaliere, these two gentlemen posed together and Jeff wrote “Game planning the next great Aamir Khan transformation”. This got us extremely curious to check out for which character Aamir Khan is going under a body transformation. According to leads Aamir is working on two projects: 'Mogul' which is a biopic on T-Series' founder Gulshan Kumar and the epic, 'Mahabharata'. Gulshan Kumar had a chubby body which Aamir Khan currently is. Hence most likely Aamir Khan is training under Jeff to get leaner and muscular to play the role of Krishna in 'Mahabharata'. For this role, we speculate Aamir will be less jacked than he was in 'Dangal' and carry a leaner physique, perhaps similar to an MMA fighter. View this post on Instagram Very real advice from the great @_aamirkhan as he prepares to make another transformation. Remember, goals and aspirations without a clear path to reaching them...will likely never become reality! Full video and training coming tomorrow to my YouTube channel... #goals #aamirkhan #onestepatatime #transformation #staytuned #teamathlean #jeffcavaliere #athleanx A post shared by ATHLEAN-X™ | Jeff Cavaliere (@athleanx) on Feb 20, 2019 at 8:02pm PST This collaboration will definitely benefit Jeff Cavaliere's YouTube channel with a subscriber boost of millions. But it will also help the Indian fitness community as many Indian fitness enthusiasts will get exposure to Jeff's training videos and get to see what real fitness science is. And hopefully, leave the expectation of building 6-pack abs in 1 week or increasing height in 1 month. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  7. Packed in the comfort of our baggy hoodies, looking nothing short of a huddle of walrus' sipping on warm cups of hot chocolate, we suddenly felt the temperature rising. The cause? Well, browsing through the sea of images on Instagram, we stumbled upon a dapper image of the Punchnama Baby, Kartik Aaryan, walking on a street, sporting a natty leather jacket, coupled with a pair of faded jeans (ripped in the right amount), a set of cool beige sneakers and a T-shirt which read - “Feminism is for everyone” (you had us there, Sonu!) Having swept the gorgeous Sara Ali Khan off her feet, Kartik Aaryan continues to win the hearts of an array of women (and making a wide range of men envious of his dashing looks). Boys, we absolutely understand your plight, and to prevent you from turning green in envy, we at MensXP decided to raid this fashion-forward star's official Instagram account, to pick out his best winter gear, to lend you some winter-wear-inspo. © Instagram/ Kartik Aaryan Jackets, Jackets, Jackets! If you have ever scrolled through this star's Instagram profile, you must be aware of his everlasting admiration for jackets. From the best winter jackets for men to classic leather jackets, athleisures and a multitude of trendy, printed and colourful variants, he owns anything and everything that a jacket lover's wardrobe must encompass. His profile is chock-full of dapper pictures of him, sporting the finest jackets a man could possess. © Instagram/ Kartik Aaryan © Instagram/ Kartik Aaryan Hoodies For Every Occasion On digging a little deeper, we came across certain awe-inspiring pictures of Aaryan, donning the best hoodies for men. It goes without saying that winters and hoodies are inseparable, and we are sure Kartik would agree to the same! So, whether you are planning to head out on an evening stroll or gearing up to meet your lady-love for a casual evening date, hooded jackets or sweatshirts make for a perfect fit for most, if not all, occasions. © Instagram/ Kartik Aaryan © Instagram/ Kartik Aaryan Winter Caps Winter caps may not be everybody's cup of tea, but they sure lend men a supremely dapper appeal. Kartik sure knows how to rightfully (and trendingly) sport these winter caps, making him a style icon all Indian men could look up to this winter season. © Instagram/ Kartik Aaryan © Instagram/ Kartik Aaryan T-shirts? Yes, T-shirts! While jackets and hoodies are indispensable components of a winter-wardrobe, the Sardi season demands layers! Besides owning the trendiest of jackets, and overcoats, the basic fundamental couture requirement of any man is a hip collection of the best T-shirts for men. While you must take pride in your stock of funky T-shirts, have you ever checked out Kartik Aryan's collection, and how modishly he pairs and layers it up? © Instagram/ Kartik Aaryan © Instragram/ Kartik Aaryan Accentuate Your Look With A Scarf A soft and snug scarf not only keeps you warm and cosy but also upgrades your winter look from hot to SUPER hot in no time! A trendy winter-scarf serves as the icing on the cake, and Kartik Aaryan aptly establishes it on his Instagram feed. © Instragram/ Kartik Aaryan
  8. Arguably one of the best batsmen in modern-day cricket, Virat Kohli has been busy terrorising opposition bowlers and shattering batting records across the globe. For a man who currently seems to be in the form of his life, Kohli recently notched up another iconic milestone when he became the fastest to reach 10,000 ODI runs. While a lot of batsmen have already begun following Kohli's training and code of ethics to hone their own skills, only a few can actually boast of beating the Delhi batsman to set a new batting record - something Pakistan's Babar Azam managed to achieve recently. ICYMI: Babar Azam broke Virat Kohli's record to become the fastest to 1000 T20I runs https://t.co/qBMhTxk17w pic.twitter.com/INplhnlaF1 — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 5, 2018 During the third and final T20I between Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai, the right-hander became the fastest player to reach 1,000 runs in T20Is. The Pakistani batsman achieved the feat in the 12th over when he punched the ball to the outfield for a single. Azam brought up his 1,000 T20I runs in a mere 26 innings, one knock quicker than Kohli, who held the record previously. If his recent batting performances saw him become a fan-favourite, Azam's adulation for his role model Kohli won him more respect. After Pakistan's emphatic win, Azam said: "Virat Kohli is my role model and I always try to follow his style of batting. The best thing about Kohli is the confidence with which he comes on the crease. He has hunger (for runs) and starts his every innings as if he achieved nothing in the innings before". ð½ï¸ @babarazam258 interview on reaching 1000 T20I runshttps://t.co/Cez4IikGUx — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 5, 2018 This was not for the first time Azam has spoken about Kohli's role in his game. “I do not just copy Virat Kohli, but I really follow him. I dream of becoming like him. Some people compare me with Virat, while there's no comparison as I am just in the beginning. I feel that I cannot be just like him, but it can be closer to his instinct of playing,” Azam once had said in an interview. Opting to bat, Pakistan lost opener Fakhar Zaman (11) early on after Lockie Ferguson struck for New Zealand. But, despite losing his opening partner, Azam held the fort for his side with a match-winning knock of 79 runs. He was also part of the pivotal 94-run partnership with Mohammad Hafeez (53*) for the second wicket that allowed Pakistan to post a competitive total of 166 runs. 17th win in 2018 ðð¼ 11th consecutive series win ð Champions ð#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/6Oyv4AQapA — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 4, 2018 In reply, the Kiwis suffered a massive batting collapse as they lost their last eight wickets for a mere 23 runs. Skipper Kane Williamson (60) tried to keep his side in the hunt, but Shadab Khan (3-30), Imad Wasim (2-28) and Waqas Maqsood (2-21) all combined together to eke out a 47-run win for Pakistan. Having won the first T20I by two runs and the second by six wickets, Pakistan had already wrapped up the three-match series. But, while many would have expected the Kiwis to put up a fight in the final T20I, Williamson and his men once again left everyone disappointed with an ordinary display in the batting department.
  9. Call him a real-life shapeshifter or pure magic, Christian Bale is one man who is extremely true to his craft and passionate about the roles he takes up. For his next role, the perfectionist gained a whopping 20 kilos and obviously, looked unrecognisable. © Annapurna Pictures Bale is all set to play Dick Cheney, the former Vice President of the US. The movie 'Vice' also stars Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld. The movie will follow Dick's rise to becoming the most powerful VP in US history. Bale is known for putting his body through the extreme when it comes to getting in character for a movie. From reducing himself to skin and bones to transforming into a mountain, he has done it all. When he lost weight back in 2004 for 'The Machinist', he claimed that it affected him both physically and mentally. He then went on to surprise fans once again when he beefed up for 'Baman Returns' and had to follow a strict regime of weightlifting and eating protein. © Warner Bros Needless to say, his fans are elated with his transformation once again. I traveled with Cheney in 2004, covering the re-election campaign for @ABC. Every speech, rally, retail stop. It's *incredible* how much Christian Bale looks and sounds like the former VP. His facial expressions are dead on https://t.co/xmAyv8Gj5q — Karen Travers (@karentravers) October 3, 2018 Christian Bale really un-DID THAT. pic.twitter.com/V5Phiop43W — Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) October 8, 2018 Yeap. Confirmed. Christian Bale is a shapeshifter. pic.twitter.com/55JoyV82Df — Khabir (@KhabirM) October 9, 2018 If this is not pure genius then what is?
  10. There's a shape-shifting role reversal in acknowledging a certain type of power in today's generation. It's the power to speak and be heard by the women of this age, this time and at this very moment. The #metoo movement has definitely left men all over the world highly confused. For instance, what role do men have to play, in a world where women speak up? The answer? A very pivotal one. But of course, men of entitlement and an armoured patriarchal upbringing, need this more than anyone else, especially when they have highly intricate, pre-woven and rigid belief of how women should be treated in a particular society. © Twitter I am a woman, surviving in a so-called male-driven society and sometimes, I need a voice of my own to clarify, that I do in fact have a voice of my own. Nope, this isn't a textbook reportage of why #metoo is important. We all know why it's important, and no, it is not some lame feminist propaganda you all will mock till there isn't anything else left to mock. This is a fair account of dwelling in an environment which makes 'dominance' of the 'other gender' a vile life hack. But let me tell you, nothing about this is normal. Starting a movement to speak up about sexual assault and harassment isn't normal. Being berated and criticised for your work in a notorious power-play isn't normal. Being eve-teased in broad daylight isn't normal and acting nonchalant or indifferent towards these issues and shrugging off responsibility as a man, is certainly not normal. So, what is normal? Normalcy is definitely subjective, but when I see women speak of sexual assault experiences almost 36 years ago, that changed their lives forever in an indignant way, I insensitively judge the threshold of normalcy today. Do we not understand right from wrong anymore? or the good from bad? © Twitter Recently, in a discussion with an acquaintance, while understanding his views on normalcy, he relayed that it was 'normal' for him to hear of instances of physical abuse and domestic violence. Of course, I was aghast by his revelation but upon questioning him further, I realised he'd spent his childhood years watching his mother suffer thought domestic abuse on a daily basis. That made a lot of sense to me. Roughly, more than 70% of the population in this country has grown up with an innate sense of conditioning that breeds on patriarchy. Patriarchy isn't just male dominance in a structured household anymore. Patriarchy trickles down to a gripping hold on any sort of female expression and freedom, in more ways than one, and limits the understanding of what woman's role in the society really is. So, when little boys are exposed to that scenario, they grow up believing women belong in the kitchen and that every man has a physical and emotional right over them. So, in lieu of this, I ask you again, what is normalcy? A progressive country that is still confused about what a woman's role in society really is, or women trying their best to revolt against harassment and abuse in the most deafening way possible and still successfully failing at it. © Pinterest The truth is, normalcy is when men realise their roles and responsibilities in society, so they can aptly and collectively support women who encounter a terrible experience, such as abuse, and shut down those who perpetuate it. And by society, I mean their homes, public places and their workplaces. Yes, men have responsibilities and accountabilities and it's high time to put them out there, so this is exactly what I am going to do. I may not speak on behalf of all the women, but most women will surely agree with me on this. Because I don't know if you've noticed, men aren't giving the best accounts of themselves at the moment. #All Men Need To Shut Up & Listen Is that really so hard? Maybe it is, but when someone is trying to speak up, it's only fair to hear them out, without putting your judgements and criticism out there. It becomes hard to discern any positive role men may have in society, the moment they go rogue with the idea of acceptance. Yes, men have traits that women find uncomfortable. But it's OKAY to stop talking and give space to the other gender to LISTEN. If your woman friend is facing issues at her workplace with her boss, don't hush her up. Listen to her, because she might be a victim of workplace abuse, mentally or emotionally. If your mother is not happy with your father, be there to support her and break free from any vitriolic patriarchal upbringing and hear her out. It's only fair and progressive to give way to the others, who've been standing in line, far too long, waiting for a fair chance. © Pinterest #All Men Need To Act Now By act, I really don't mean get out on the streets and march around supervising candlelight vigils. I mean, act out if you see injustice, because you have the right to do so. Don't be our saviours or protectors, but be the support, you've never really been. If you see a woman being eve-teased, help her out of the situation. Scientifically and biologically, men are the stronger ***- physically. So what do you do when you see a man take advantage of that fact? Take charge of the situation and support it with all your might. Act out when you witness bias or harassment. Don't be mere bystanders, don't be fearful. Yes, we'd appreciate you standing up for us and taking action simultaneously when we need you to. © Twitter #Recognise That The Idea Of A Man Is Not 'Macho' I've noticed most men, especially alpha males require their 'men to be men'. This refutes the idea of equality that has a chance of stemming in a staunchly patriarchal society. This inherent insecurity with one's masculinity has gripped the generation with terms like 'misogyny', 'misandry', sexism, etc. I am not saying these terms have no relevance. I am saying the mere existence of the idea of masculinity breeds the idea of negative male privileges. You really don't have to contest and parade your masculinity around, because the new-generation-woman isn't too keen on gratifying your sense of masculine self. She needs a sensitive man, who doesn't complicate gender dynamics and doesn't thrive on the concept of 'macho'. © Twitter #Men, Equality Is Pretty Darn Cool Try the idea of equality? Yeah, I meant between two people, or as a gender divide, even. Equality is the idea of first believing you're above no one and then implementing that you're above, well, no one. What do you do when your subordinate at work, who is incidentally a woman, gets paid more than you? You call the authority on her (obviously by authority I mean HR) or cry murder, or you truly believe she deserves the pay because she works for it and maybe her work is better? This is just a small example that impacts 20% of our population perhaps. But equality goes way beyond that and starts at where you were nurtured to become a 'man'. Plain and simple, equality comes with a modernised view of neutrality between the two genders and if you dare to understand that, you dare to establish a responsible role for yourself in an 'equal' space. © Pinterest #Accept That You Are A Part Of The Problem As men, your job is to recognise the kind of abuse prevalent everywhere and accept the fact that it has perpetrated from one end to the other. When men react with indifference or scorn at the repercussions, they become a major part of the existing problem. To break away from this, it's okay to accept that you, as men, are a part of the problem in hand and you as men can help resolve it too. Don't dismiss it, belittle it or trivialise it, because the more you do all these things, the more avid the ripple effect is going to be. Acceptance is the first step to neutrality and support and once we have that from you, we will feel safer and more comfortable in society. © Twitter It's time to disassociate from the concept of what's normal and what's not and pave our own road to redemption. If anything, the #metoo movement has taught me to recognise why it exists in the first place and to kill the disarming effect it has on men and women alike, so we can stop craving the need for a movement like this and thrive on an equal and just platform. What's the role for women in this #metoo generation, you ask? Well, to come forward every day, brave the world and not stop talking about their experiences, that they couldn't share before.
  11. Among all the possibly bizarre developments to have happened recently, this revelation, in particular, has knocked us for a loop and we are still reeling from the shock. Turns out, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was offered a role in a Bollywood movie starring Salman Khan. © Twitter In an interview with Janice Sequeira on Social Media Star, he spilled the beans and said, “One amusing offer (came to me) for a part in a Salman Khan starrer from a rather famous director. I can always cherish these moments.” “It was to play the role of an Indian foreign minister in a sequence and the advice I was given by a good friend was, 'If you want to be the foreign minister, don't play the foreign minister.' I thought that made sense and I backed off,” he added. © Twitter Tharoor made this amusing revelation, when the conversation came round to the topic of the confusion that people still have about his 'appearance' in the Aamir Khan and Salman Khan superhit 'Andaz Apna Apna'. Check out the scene here: Flatly denying his appearance in the movie, he said, “By then (when the movie released), I was already working for several years in the United Nations.” So, not Tharoor for sure! No doubt Tharoor is a badass and we are often stumped by his incredible vocabulary. We love the way he makes us reach for the dictionary thanks to his tweets, and the bold manner in which he talks about the damage British Raj did to India. © Twitter However, we can't help but wonder what would have happened if Tharoor had accepted the role. Firstly, he would have definitely overshadowed Bhaijaan (have you seen the man talk?). Secondly, he would have introduced Bhai to a few new words making him reach for the dictionary. The possibilities are endless!
  12. The Apple Watch Series 3 has been selling like hotcakes and the wearable market only seems to be growing. Companies like Samsung, Fitbit and other smartwatch makers are rapidly expanding their presence in India. However, Apple Watch Series 3 remains to be the most successful. Apple is also rumoured to be working on a new Apple Watch that may have a larger screen and better battery life. Apple has managed to sell 3.5 million Apple Watches in the last quarter (Q2 2018), which is a 30% increase when compared to last year in the same period. According to the report “Apple Watch shipments to Asia (excluding China) surpassed 250,000 units, with the LTE version accounting for about 60%. The cellular-connected Apple Watch Series 3 was the best-shipping smartwatch in Asia.” © Canalys Apple performed well, thanks to network partnerships with operators in India i.e. Airtel and Reliance Jjo. Canalys research analyst Jason Low also pointed out that “Apple's decision to expand internationally with operators has quickly reaped rewards in the Asia Pacific,” said Canalys Senior Analyst Jason Low. Since the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple has formed partnerships with operators in Australia, Japan and Singapore, with Thailand, India and South Korea added in the last quarter. “Operators in these markets are willing to resell connected devices other than smartphones that can help them generate extra revenue from data services. India is a surprising addition to the list of countries. But this is a good strategy by Airtel and Reliance Jio to retain their high-value customers in a bid to minimize churn in a cut-throat market.” © YouTube If one looks at then wearable market as a whole, around 10 million units were shipped in the second quarter of 2018 where companies like Fitbit and Garmin are amongst the few successes. Apple may, however, face intense competition as companies like Samsung and Google are preparing to launch their own smartwatch devices later this year. "Amid further competition from Samsung and Google, rumored to be launching Galaxy and Pixel watches respectively, Apple needs to work out how to drive refreshes in markets such as the US, where its penetration into the existing iPhone installed base has started to level off," Canalys Research Analyst Vincent Thielke said in a statement. Source: Canalys
  13. Jodie Whittaker "The Doctor" from the cast of the BBC show "Doctor Who" attends the pop culture convention Comic-Con in San Diego, California, U.S. July 19, 2018. Photo: Reuters SAN DIEGO: British actress Jodie Whittaker made her public debut on...
  14. 2018 is certainly turning out to be a great year for Bollywood's new star on the block, Kartik Aaryan. The grand success of 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' has opened many gates for Kartik, marking a new turn in his career. He recently signed up for 'Luka Chuppi', where he will be seen romancing the gorgeous Kriti Sanon. Unparalleled comfort and style redefined by Crocs â¤ï¸ðð #literidepacer #crocsindia @crocsindia A post shared by KARTIK AARYAN (@kartikaaryan) on Jul 16, 2018 at 2:20am PDT And that's just the start, as the actor has now even replaced Sidharth Malhotra in the official remake of the hit Kannada movie 'Kirik Party'. The film will be directed by Abhishek Jain, who helmed the hit Gujarati film 'Bey Yaar'. © Twitter The movie will go on the floors in October. Making an official statement, producer Ajay Kapoor said, “We at Kyta Productions are very excited to start work on the Hindi remake of Kannada blockbuster Kirik Party with Gen-X star Kartik Aaryan. The film will also mark the directorial debut of Abhishek Jain, an extremely talented filmmaker. The film will go on floors this October.” Weekend vibes ð #Bangkok Styled by @the.vainglorious A post shared by KARTIK AARYAN (@kartikaaryan) on Jun 30, 2018 at 1:30am PDT 'Kirik Party' is a rom-com musical. Released in 2016, the film was one of the highest grossing Kannada films. The movie did so well, that it ran for 150 days straight in theatres. © Twitter Fans were amazed by Rakshit Shetty's acting and now, Kartik is all set to step into his shoes. Well, it would be interesting to see if this Hindi remake does justice to the original film.
  15. 71st Tony Awards ? Arrivals ? New York City, US, 11/06/2017 - Actress Scarlett Johansson. Photo: Reuters LOS ANGELES: Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character following a backlash...
  16. Pakistan?s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi with UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Alison Smale. Photo: TwitterUNITED NATIONS: A top United Nations (UN) official on Thursday lauded Pakistan's role at the global body...