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  1. Rains have been playing spoilsport in a wide majority of matches played in this year's edition of the ICC World Cup 2019. With 4 of the matches to be played in the World Cup already washed out, fans are increasingly concerned about what the rules are regarding rain and washouts. As per ICC guidelines, all matches are expected to wrap up within an 8 hour-long period and match officials are expected to follow due process regarding abandoning of a match. If conditions improve within this 8 hour period, a pitch inspection determines whether a game can start or resume and if so, then within how much time. If conditions do not improve or if the pitch is not worthy of a game of cricket, the match is abandoned. Reserve days for matches in the group stages have not been implemented this year and this resulted in World Cup chief David Richardson to weigh in on the issue. "Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver." Statement from David Richardson â¬ï¸ https://t.co/OEOXAJ4h8h — ICC (@ICC) June 11, 2019 Richardson claimed that the resulting longevity of the tournament and external factors like pitch preparation, venue availability, staffing, etc. make reserve days very difficult to incorporate. There is also no guarantee whether the rain will not interfere with matches in reserve days as well. “Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver,” he said. © Reuters This year's World Cup is also the first to feature a Super Over in cases of rain delays and match abandonments in the semi-final and final stage. In case of extreme weather conditions, it is once again at the discretion of the match officials whether to hold the Super Over at the official time which is 10 minutes after the game, or at a later time. Also weighing in on the debate of whether this was the wrong time to host a huge international competition in England, Richardson said in his statement, “this is extremely unseasonable weather. In the last couple of days we have experienced more than twice the average monthly rainfall for June which is usually the third driest month in the UK.” Whether or not the rules, scheduling and guidelines are appropriate is up for debate, but no cricket fan wants to see highly anticipated and exciting matches being abandoned due to rain.
  2. Ever since winning the competition in 1992, the Pakistani cricket team has found themselves chasing the elusive ICC World Cup trophy. Despite boasting some of the best bowlers and capable batsmen in their side, Pakistan has struggled to live up to the billing. But, the last few years surely gave their fans some hope which in turn allowed them to dream on in big tournaments. Their astounding triumph over arch-rivals India in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy surely promised of big and better things in the future. Thus, when they geared up to compete in the 2019 edition of the World Cup, despite not being tipped as one of the title contenders, Pakistan's unpredictable nature would've had the rival sides on their toes. A shambolic seven-wicket loss against equally unpredictable West Indies did get their fans worried for a moment. But, their superlative effort that allowed them to stun hosts England in their second game would have lifted the mood in their camp. Following a spectacular comeback, Pakistan were left frustrated after their third match against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain. © Reuters It was surely quite unfortunate for Pakistan who would have fancied two crucial points against a weak opposition like Sri Lanka, especially after gaining some much-needed momentum in the tournament. “As a team we really wanted to play this match, especially after gaining momentum with the win against England. It is unfortunate that we were not able to play," skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said after sharing points with the Lankans. But, the Pakistan captain didn't stop there. Delivering a stern, yet needless, warning to other teams in the tournament, Sarfaraz said: “Our next match is against Australia. Every team is scared about Pakistan. Like other teams in the tournament they are also a tough opponent and they also have momentum as they have won their first two matches". His comments, at that time, made him butt of all jokes on the social media as cricket fans from across the globe slammed him for his baseless threat. Unfortunately for Sarfaraz, his boisterous claim came back to haunt him following his team's 41-run defeat against Australia in their fourth match at Taunton. © Reuters For a team that was labelled as 'scary for other sides' by its captain, Pakistan looked far from the champion brigade that hammered England earlier in the tournament. In what turned out to be a comedy of errors, Pakistan squandered their lead, having won the toss, as their pace attack produced one of their loosest performances in recent times. Barring Mohammad Amir, the likes of Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Wahab Riaz looked ordinary in conditions that were conducive to quicks. While Amir exerted pressure with his impeccable line and length at one end, the trio of Pakistani pacers allowed the Aussie batsmen to score freely, owing to their poor lengths, at the other. This Guy is the Mood of whole Awaam watching the teams fielding.... pic.twitter.com/RK9OTGQlXb — Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) June 12, 2019 If that wasn't enough, their poor fielding further cut a sorry figure. Asif Ali's butterfingers got him in the spotlight after he dropped two crucial catches in the field. The first chance came in the 13th over when he gave Aaron Finch a second life after dropping him in the slip cordon. The second one, an absolute sitter at the fence, gave a life to centurion David Warner whose upper-cut went straight into the hands of Ali, only to be put down. And then, there were misfields too, even from usually steady and safe Shoaib Malik. © Reuters Despite their frailties, Pakistani bowlers did fairly well to recover in the death overs to restrict Australia to 307 runs. Now the onus was on their batting unit to script a successful run-chase in a bid to make up for their shoddy effort in the first-half of the game. Following the soft dismissal of opener Fakhar Zaman early on, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam stabilised their chase with a 54-run partnership. But, just when Pakistan began to get going, Azam's poor shot selection, derived in a response from Nathan Coulter-Nile's bouncer, gave the Aussies a vital breakthrough. It was the Aussies who had the last laugh though with Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson doing the bulk of the damage. Watch the wickets fall ð⤵#CmonAussie #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/SEAUsMzwUb — ICC (@ICC) June 12, 2019 After losing their best batsman, Pakistan began rebuilding again, this time, through a 80-run partnership between Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez. But, again, Pakistan found themselves on the backfoot as yet another set batsman lost his wicket in a soft dismissal. Out of all the bowlers, Hafeez handed his wicket part-timer Finch after hitting a full-toss straight down the throat of deep square leg. Pakistan have slipped from 136/2 to 160/6! Australia's game to lose? #AUSvPAK LIVE ð https://t.co/RyjNER1Rlx pic.twitter.com/qiuf7IDhBC — ICC (@ICC) June 12, 2019 At a time when they needed key partnership, Pakistan kept on losing wickets in a fashion unfathomable to their fans. Skipper Sarfaraz did find an unlikely support in Wahab Riaz in the later stages, but it just wasn't enough to get them over the line. Coming off a long rest, Pakistan were expected to put up a good show (if skipper Sarfaraz's boisterous claims are to be taken seriously). But, sadly, it wasn't the case. Reasons behind Pakistan's loss 1) 4 specialist bowlers only 2) Three dropped catches 3) Bowled too short in first half 4) Over reliance on senior batsmen Shadab as 5th bowler would have saved 20 runs or Haris as extra batsman would have scored 30-40 runs. #AusvPak — Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 12, 2019 To put things into perspective, Pakistan have now dropped eight catches in four matches so far in the tournament. Asif Ali's first dropped chance cost Pakistan 25 runs (as per ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index). On the other hand, their misfields cost them seven runs in the field. And, the fact that Pakistan ultimately lost by 41 runs, pretty much sums up their ordeal. In the end, we reckon, it's Pakistan who should be scared of the lacklustre brigade that turned up in their jersey against Australia than other teams as boasted by captain Sarfaraz earlier in the tournament. For what it's worth, Pakistan and their captain must walk the talk if they literally intend to scare the other teams in the tournament.
  3. Shorts are one piece of clothing that men of all ages must have in their closets. No matter what the occasion, they can be a part of the ultimate outfit, no matter what sort of a fashion statement you are trying to make. And, if like Varun Dhawan, you have the physique and the legs to rock them, even better. Take notes, guys... 1. Dress According To Your Strengths © Instagram/varundvn Just look at him and tell us you don't envy that. You can't, can you? Varun, in these white ripped denims and white and blue trainers, goes on to show how you can flaunt your legs, as well as your washboard abs by dressing right. On a side note, who would've thought wearing denims to a gym would actually work? Kudos Varun, way to go! 2. Loose Fits Are Dope © Instagram/varundvn A loose-fitting pair is the key to a super hip look. Pair it with an oversized jersey, and matching trainers, and you have the ultimate athleisure trifecta. And if you can add on a sports cap or a beanie, well, that's the cherry on top of an ultra-hip athleisure sundae. Just make sure that the pieces you pair are loose-fitting, not overtly oversized. That just does not look good. 3. Consider Your Colours © Instagram/varundvn As awesome as Varun looks with his pet, his outfit simply takes the cake here. Pairing a denim jacket and pair of coloured shorts worked wonders for him. Add to that, the fact that his sneakers happen to match the primary colours of his outfit. That was just a masterstroke. We seriously suggest that you go for something like this for your next casual outing with your gang of bros. 4. Khaki Shorts Can be Funky © Viral Bhayani Earthy tones and hues do not necessarily have to be all sober and uncool. Case in point would be this distressed khaki shorts, that Dhawan pairs with a black suede jacket and flip flops. Looks perfect for a lazy evening spent around, or a casual dinner with your gang. What's more, because this look is rather simple and subtle, you can always add an element or two to funk things up a bit. Like Dhawan's flip flops. 5. Prints Are Fun © Viral Bhayani The pair of shorts that Varun wore to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's birthday bash was a class apart, along with the way that he combined his outfit. A maroon shirt with embroidered and printed flowers, with a white denim shorts, with abstract print stains? Count us in. A rather cool and artsy look, the sombreness of the outfit gets offset thanks to the ragged edge of the short and the blue NHL cap.
  4. Apple announced a bunch of new features that will be coming to iOS 13. However, not many were detailed at WWDC 2019. The next major update for iOS is expected to roll out when the new iPhone is announced and a public beta will roll out sometime in July. There will be many new features and performance upgrades that you should be taking advantage of. Here are some of the reasons why you should upgrade to iOS 13 when it is made available. It Will Make The iPhone Faster Apple Every year Apple wants to bring updates that are beneficial to iOS devices and the majority of it has to do with making iPhones faster. It was the first thing Apple mentioned at WWDC's presentation and the company is expected to make huge leaps. Apple claims that iOS 13 will make the Face ID unlock speed faster than ever before; in fact, it will be 30 percent faster. The company also mentioned that App launch speeds will also be boosted considerably. When it comes to App downloads, iOS 13 will reduce the size of the apps by half and updates will also be smaller by 60 percent. Streaming Music To Two AirPods Apple Ever wanted to share music with your friends but you couldn't since the iPhone no longer supports a headphone jack? With iOS 13 you will now be able to send music to two separate AirPods at the same time. This will enable users to enjoy music or a movie together without having the need of sharing AirPods. Bluetooth has traditionally only allowed a single connection to earphones or an audio device. However, this new feature will change the way we share music with friends. Privacy Above All Else Apple Apple has always been upholding Privacy as one of the most important features of any of their products. The company has consistently attacked Google, Facebook and other businesses that target users and track their activity. Apple has now introduced a “Sign In With Apple” feature that basically blocks apps from tracking sensitive information. It gives users the power to allow apps to access location data, information and other personal data. Apple has also taken necessary steps to inform users which apps are tracking them in the background without their permission or knowledge. “Sign In With Apple” will also substitute your email address with a random email forwarding address so that you are not bothered with marketing emails and spam. This will let users not reveal their true email addresses and can disable the random email address from receiving communication whenever they want to. Find Apple Devices Even When Offline We often forget our iPhone, MacBook, iPads and AirPods in cafes or other public spots on busy days. Earlier, we could use the Find My iPhone app to locate our devices; however, it had to be connected to a network. With iOS 13, the Find My app will now be able to locate a lost or stolen device even when it is not connected to an internet connection. Apple Basically, an Apple device that is lost will basically ping other nearby Apple devices to detect its location. The information will be relayed back to Apple's servers securely and then will be transmitted to your Find My app. It will basically use Bluetooth to communicate with other Apple devices and all the information from your lost device will remain private and secure. Better Battery Life Macrumours iOS 13 will also come with a new feature that will extend your iPhone's battery life and health. It's called the "Optimized Battery Charging" feature that will basically learn from your usage habits for more effective and balanced charging. For example, if you charge your smartphone at night while sleeping, this feature will charge your iPhone to 80% and then wait an hour or so before you wake up to charge it up to 100%. This basically keeps your iPhone charged at optimum capacity and then charge the remaining capacity when you actually need it. Dark Mode FTW Apple Apple finally heard the fans and is bringing a Dark Mode feature as a part of the iOS 13 update. Dark Mode has a few advantages such as putting less strain on your eyes, look pretty and also help in conserving battery life. However, the Dark Mode will be most effective on devices that use OLED displays i.e the iPhone XS, XS Max and X. OLED displays are the best for displaying deep black colours as there isn't much grey light leakage. Dark Mode will be applicable to everything from the lock screen, notifications and the overall UI. Users will be able to fire up the mode from the Control Center and even set it up according to the local sunrise and sunset schedule. Dark Mode will automatically activate when it is evening and revert to the brighter interface during the day.
  5. Ever since the Indian cricket team started out with their ICC World Cup 2019 journey against Team South Africa on 5th June 2019, the development on the controversy revolving around former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wicket keeping gloves has been escalating thanks to the International Cricket Council (ICC). On Wednesday, when the 2011 World Cup champion marched into the field during the Proteas' batting, the Indian fans of the game noticed something special about Dhoni's gloves. As a way of silently honouring the brave soldiers of the nation, Mahi had the Indian Para Special Forces' 'Balidaan' insignia engraved on them and showed their support towards the cricketer's gesture. This man shows his love for the nation and army. A Regimental Dragger(BALIDAN) of Indian Army Para Special Force on MS Dhoni Gloves. #IndianArmy #Balidan pic.twitter.com/P5haUEyQcy — Sachin Joraviya (@SachinJoraviya) June 5, 2019 Salute & respect to MS Dhoni who printed insignia of 'Balidan' on his wicket keeping gloves.ð That's the regimental dagger insignia which represents the Para SF, Special Operations unit of Indian Army attached to Parachute Regiment.ðð®ð³#INDvSA #Dhoni @majorgauravarya pic.twitter.com/WHnlClBUXO — Mujaid Alam Bakarwalð®ð³ (@alam_mujaid) June 5, 2019 The white emblem represents the kind of sacrifice these Para SF candidates make while giving their blood, sweat and tears in the attempt of becoming a part of one of Indian Army's most celebrated regiments through years and years of training in extremely hostile and dangerous surroundings. However, this gesture did not sit well with the apex organisation of international cricket, the ICC who ordered the Board of Control for Cricket in India or the BCCI to remove the insignia from the wicket keeper's gloves. “We have requested the BCCI to get it removed,” Claire Furlong, the ICC General Manager, strategic communications was quoted as saying by the Times of India. According to the ICC regulations, “The ICC equipment and clothing regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match.” Ironically the 'Balidaan' symbol on the gloves does not violate either of the three criteria. MS Dhoni, who is not only holds an honorary rank of lieutenant colonel with the regiment but has also been a part of a two-week training regimen and completed a para jump in 2015. He has time and again shown his regard for the Indian Defence and loved them dearly. © defencelover So when the time came for the Army personnel to show their support for Dhoni's cause, they did not hold back. “We've not crossed the ICC's lines anywhere. The 'Balidaan Badge' doesn't disrespect anyone. Let BCCI take up the case, let's not be bullied by the ICC” Col. Dinesh Nain (Retd.), Defence Expert said in an interview with Republic. “This is neither political or religious. MS Dhoni is actually Lt. Col MS Dhoni. Dhoni's wearing an insignia that is part of his regiment,” Major Gaurav Arya (Retd.), Consulting Editor, Strategic Affairs says. “Asking MS Dhoni to remove the 'Balidaan Badge' will offend Indian soldiers," said Major General GD Bakshi. If there was an entity that had the right to make legitimate objection to Dhoni sporting the 'Balidaan' insignia, it is the Indian National Army, not the ICC, not the Indian cricket board but national heroes who spend the prime of their life protecting us at the borders. Clearly, asking Dhoni to remove the symbol will do nothing other than disrespecting our jawans and the BCCI must take a stand against ICC.
  6. After waiting for more than a week since their warm-up match against Bangladesh, the Indian cricket team finally made their ICC World Cup 2019 debut against Faf du Plessis' South African team and played a wonderful game of ODI cricket in chasing a minimal yet tricky mark of 228. Four wickets by @yuzi_chahal and a devastating opening spell by @Jaspritbumrah93 saw #TeamIndia limit South Africa to 227 runs. Watch all the wickets here! ⤵ #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/2zXVB5XMnw — ICC (@ICC) June 5, 2019 While a huge chunk of the credit for the victory goes to Yuzvendra Chahal for his 4-wicket-haul and Jasprit Bumrah's highly effective and economical bowling (economy of 3.5 runs), there was one man who stood between the Proteas and their first win of the Cricket World Cup 2019 like a brick wall, Rohit Sharma. But it was #TeamIndia's day, their successful chase led by a superb ð¯ to @imro45 which included 13 boundaries and a pair of sixes. Watch the highlights here! ð #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/iKt5er9r82 — ICC (@ICC) June 5, 2019 Scoring a brilliant and unbeaten 122 of 144 deliveries, the 'Hitman' stuck to the crease despite his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli being removed from the pitch quickly. As the opener for the Indian batting order, Sharma stayed in the middle of the action right from the beginning till the end and saw Hardik Pandya be done with the match with a crackling boundary in the 48th over. Now, Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest batsmen to put on the blue jersey and represent our nation in international competitions but you've got to agree that the 'Luck Gods' were smiling at him throughout the match saving him from heading back to the pavilion on multiple occasions. © Reuters Ever since the first over, Sharma's wicket was up for grabs. First he unintentionally flicked the ball to the backward square leg but the fielder was two to three steps away from the spot where the ball landed, then he was dropped between point and backward point. South African skipper, Faf du Plessis also dropped Sharma's catch at second slip and finally Sharma survived yet another scare thanks to David Miller who dropped a dolly at silly mid off late in the game. So, there are only two logical reasonings for Rohit Sharma getting so many lives at the crease last night. Either the Proteas fielding was just horrible and deserves all the criticism in the world, or, it was Nita Ambani and her world-renowned beliefs that provided Rohit Sharma with the kind of luck he needed in his 2019 World Cup opener. And the fine people of Twitter seems to concur with this theory: Faf after the match : If nita ambani hadn't visited the stadium rohit sharma wouldn't had scored a century and we would had taken those catches.....#INDvSA — Jammy (@The_WaLLLLLLL) June 5, 2019 When Nita Ambani spotted in the stadium Rohit Sharma : ððð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/njL8B4TWDX — Thakur S P Parmar ð®ð³ (@IamErSPSingh) June 5, 2019 Hope Nita Ambani has tickets to all the games... We need Rohit Sharma to be in form throughout the #CWC19 — Siddharth (@Draviddict) June 5, 2019 Nita Ambani is always a lucky charm for Rohit Sharma.#IndiavsSouthAfrica #joke. — hrishikesh chandra (@hrishikesh3105) June 5, 2019 As soon as Nita Ambani shown on screen, @ImRo45 Is on fire... @cricbuzz @ICC @BCCI — Pratik Shah (@CAPratik_Shah) June 5, 2019 Nita Ambani is at the stadium and Rohit Sharma gets so many lives? Hmm.. #INDvSA — Gopal (@_gopalk) June 5, 2019 As soon as Nita Ambani was spotted, Rohit Sharma started hitting. Looks like her mantra for MI is also working for India.#CW2019 #CWC19 #INDvSA — Bhaumik (@_bhaumik_) June 5, 2019 @ImRo45 ðððnita ambani please attend all the games for India We need your prayers ð #IndvEng pic.twitter.com/iGlfUphBkT — -CR7 Paaji- (@Kakarla07) June 5, 2019 There are multiple evidences for this theory that we have seen during the various seasons of the Indian Premier League in which the Mumbai Indians' owner, Nita Ambani, is caught reading a mantra, which immediately makes things go in the MIPaltan's direction. Believe us, we even spoke to her Pandit ji. Hello Nita Ambani can you please accompany India on the world cup tour!!! Just to do that!! #IPLFinal pic.twitter.com/yDmWU3FdRW — shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) May 12, 2019
  7. Apple announced a brand new iPod touch yesterday with a familiar design targeting a familiar audience. Apple has always been deeply involved with music and if you love to listen to music on-the-go, the new iPod touch is for you. The iPod touch is probably the only comprehensive portable music device you can buy right now and Apple has updated it with some great features and hardware. Apple customers may already own an iPhone but not everyone has upgraded to the latest device and are taking advantage of some exclusive features such as Augmented Reality games and the ability to use AirPods without any hassle. The iPod touch is the perfect gadget for someone who doesn't really need a new phone but still wants access to his/her music. The iPhone SE is also a great option to look at; however, storage space can be an issue as it maxes out at 128GB. So here are some of the reasons why you should think about buying an iPod touch if love listening to music: Upgradeable Software The new iPod touch comes with A10 Fusion chip which means you can upgrade the firmware of your iPod touch to at least iOS 14 when it comes out. Apple does a great job at optimising iOS for devices with older chipsets and the iPod touch will be no exception. It's More Than Just Music The iPod touch comes with Apple's A10 Fusion chip which basically enables Augmented Reality (AR) features, Group FaceTime and iMessage communication. Since the iPod touch is not a full-blown smartphone, you can use the iPod touch for various purposes such as gaming, basic communication and internet browsing. Gaming © Apple Since the iPod touch has Apple's A10 Fusion chip, it can handle most graphics intensive games and will be an integral part of Apple's upcoming Apple Arcade subscription platform. Apple Arcade will have the ability to people play games offline, and if you love to game on-the-go, the iPod touch is perfect for you. Augmented Reality © YouTube If you are interested in Augmented Reality apps, websites and games, the iPod touch is capable of delivering the same experience as the iPhone. It is by far the cheapest product by Apple if you want to use it for playing AR games. Augmented reality is also being used as a great tool for educational applications it puts virtual items in the real world around you. Music © Apple The primary purpose of having the iPod touch is for having the ability to store music on your device for offline play. You can also take advantage of music streaming by using Apple Music or Spotify and keep your favourite music locally downloaded on your device. If you love streaming radio, you have access to countless apps from the App Store or you could always listen to my favourite Beats 1 channel on Apple Music. It Has A Headphone Jack The iPod touch is one of Apple's latest devices that has a headphone jack. If you have invested in a nice pair of cans or earphones, you finally have a small device that is deeply integrated with Apple's ecosystem and enjoy music the way you want to. Using wired headphones always deliver a better audio experience and you can read more about it here It Works With AirPods If you are one of those people that prefer convenience over sound quality, you can pair Apple's AirPods seamlessly with the new iPod touch. This is partly thanks to the A10 Fusion chip and it was the same chipset that enabled the feature on the iPhone 7.
  8. Grooming down there can be tricky business. It can also be rather intimidating for someone trying to groom down there for the first time. Did you know that there is a list of things that you should keep in mind before you groom down there? And the thing is, these things will make a substantial difference to your grooming routine. 1. Always Disinfect Your Razor/Trimmer Before Use © Getty Images Start with rinsing off the blades with hot water. Then, add a small dollop of dish soap to the blades, and scrub the razor with a toothbrush to remove any grime present. Finish with washing the soap off the razor using hot water. Rinse off the blades with hot water. If you want to go a step further, you could apply a cleaning agent like rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. 2. Start Off With Scissors © Getty Images You can start off with trimming your pubic hair. This not only cuts your time to half in terms of using a trimmer or a razor but also streamlines the approach. 3. It's Best To Keep It Uniform It looks a little funny if you groom down there but let your chest hair be or the other way. If you've booked yourself a grooming session or scheduled time for it at home, make sure you go all the way. 4. Take A Shower Before © Getty Images Taking a shower helps in more ways than one. Firstly, it makes the whole process hassle-free and secondly, the after shave skin will be extremely smooth to touch. 5. Use Rash Creams Generously © Getty Images Rash creams are a blessing to humanity in general. Two pumps of a rash cream can save you from itching and razor burns later. 6. Use Gel-Based Razors © Getty Images If you prefer razors to clean up, you should probably prefer gel-based razor that comes with lubrication with aloe vera or any other soothing agent that quickens the process of cleaning down there.
  9. The International Shooting Sport Federation's Shooting World Cup is currently in action in Munich, Germany and the Indian contingent is burning it up in Deutschland, ahead of the rest of the participating countries, including China, with three gold medals on the fourth day of the tournament. The first medal for Team India in the German city came at the hands of Apurvi Chandela, who outscored Chinese shooters Luyao Wang and Hong Xu in the women's 10m Air Rifle final with a 633.0 points in the qualifiers and 251.0 points in the final. .@apurvichandela, what game & what spirit! You have taken Indian shooting miles ahead by winning Gold in 10m air rifle at the ISSF Shooting World Cup. Congratulations on winning your second gold of the year! To many more! Keep making India proud.ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/2XOybs2O5X — Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 27, 2019 Despite the unfortunate elimination of the national favourite in Manu Bhaker after a double weapon malfunction in the seventh series, it was Rahi Sarnobat who held the fort for the Indian contingent on the third day and went on to score perfect 5s in the eighth and ninth series to end her run with a total of 37 points which got her the gold in the women's 25m pistol event. Rahi Sarnobat wins GOLDð¥ in #ISSFMunichWC in Women's 25m Pistol event. She earned a quota as well for India in #TokyoOlympics. Manu Bhaker will be devastated as her pistol malfunctioned at the wrong time when she was looking good for 2nd quota.@ISSF_Shooting @OfficialNRAI pic.twitter.com/0ihycNVdac — ð®ð³ Soumya Sarkar ð®ð³ (@SarkarSpeaking) May 27, 2019 Everyone present at the event however, was in awe of the 17-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary who in a brilliant performance of precision and focus won the gold in the men's 10m Pistol event while breaking both the junior and senior world records in the process. 17-yr-old Saurabh Chaudhary wins Goldð in 10m Air Pistol Event of Shooting World Cup (Munich). Broke his own world record with 246.3 points in the final (previous record 245 pts). Congrats champ. ðâð pic.twitter.com/V7sUXf9qcO — Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) May 27, 2019 Other than the fact that these young shooters are achieving success at the world level and dominating the shooting sports fraternity worldover, the reason why acknowledging their efforts is a lot more crucial that a lot of people think. While the final moment heroics of Rahi Sarnobat in the World Cup in Munich, got her a spot in the Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics 2020, other shooters like Bhaker, Chaudhary and Chandela are also extremely likely to join her in the quest for bagging as many medals for their nation at the greatest spectacle on sports on earth. These sportspersons decided to do something different. In a country of cricket craving people, they decided to achieve greatness in something which is not that mainstream and have been doing it on a constant basis. Even though the ICC World Cup 2019 is just around the corner and the entire nation is rooting for the Men in Blue to win their third World Cup title, all we request for is a small amount of your appreciation for these athletes too.
  10. 'Gaming Addiction' is something that we've been hearing a lot lately, thanks to the influx of popular online multiplayer titles like PUBG Mobile, Fortnite and more. But if you find yourself locked in a room gaming all the time ignoring the world, then you have a serious illness, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That's right, WHO has revised the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), and it now, for the first time, includes 'Gaming Disorder' as an addictive behavior disorder. The revision takes effect on January 1, 2022. © Pexels The International Classification of Diseases is a system for classifying diseases and disorders for purposes of epidemiological research, health care management and billing, and clinical treatment. There's a chapter that's set aside for “mental, behavioral or neurodevelopmental disorders,” and gaming is listed there now. You'd be surprised to find out that 'Gaming Disorder' is now listed right after 'Gambling' in ICD-11 and uses the description word-for-word, replacing “gambling” with “gaming”. It says, “Gaming Disorder is a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior ('digital gaming' or 'video-gaming'), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline.” The proposed disorder manifests in three different ways - © Pexels Those with gaming disorder may show “impaired control over gaming,” “increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities,” and “continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurence of negative consequences.” In response to WHO's decision, a lot of industry experts from around the world called out the organisation and asked to rethink its decision. “It's not based on sufficiently robust evidence”, the experts said. Well, we don't know about the experts, but we do believe that we all should collectively do something about “gaming disorder” and the growing concerns around it. We can't let games like PUBG Mobile mess up relationships and put people's lives in jeopardy. It needs to be stopped.
  11. Dates aren't always on the weekend. And a typical workweek will never care for your love life. So, if you do manage to find the time to set a date without hindering your work deadlines, kudos to you! But here's the thing, the office AC can only do so much to keep you looking fresh through your 8-hour grind or even after. If you want to look fresh like you've stepped out of a salon without actually going to one, you should probably read further. Looking fresh and cleaning up well goes on to show that you've made some effort and is also further appreciated. You might even find your date dropping a compliment or two. So, here are 5 products that every man should have in their arsenal to fight the everyday grind for date nights: 1. Lip Balm © Nykaa The lip balm is a moisturizing agent that leaves your lips fresh and healthy looking. Also, it is a universally acknowledged fact that no one wants to kiss a pair of chapped lips. I'm sure you secretly agree with this too. Which leaves us to this conclusion: your lips need a balm to moisturize. 2. Dry Shampoo © Nykaa A weapon you could use for days when your hair is too oily to style and you don't have time to shampoo. Dry shampoo absorbs the excess oil and leaves your hair with the much-needed volume. 3. Concealer © Nykaa A must-have cosmetic that comes in handy in saving you in times of crises. Whether it's a hickey on your neck that needs to hide before an official meeting or a pimple on your face right before date night or even dark circles for that matter! This product, upon generous use, conceals it all. 4. Hand Cream © Nykaa Have you wondered why your girl's hands are so soft to touch? No one wants to hold hands that are scaly and unpleasant to touch. Hand lotion is crucial in keeping the softness intact since the skin on your hands is devoid from the production of sebum oil (a natural skin moisturizer). 5. BB Cream © Nykaa Saving your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is super important. A BB cream has a good SPF along with a pigmented cream that covers uneven skin tone and scars efficiently.
  12. Driving in India is a tedious and nerve-wracking task. From shouting at pedestrians for jaywalking to being the only one who follows the traffic lights, it is stressful. And don't even get us started about the Indian roads. But, in spite of all the fuss about it, we Indians simply love the luxury of driving around and owning the best of the cars. And that gets us back to the big news – the entry of the Korean automobile brand Kia Motors in the Indian market. Anyone who is obsessed with cars would know what that means. Kia has announced their entry in India and is all set to roll out cars at the dealerships from August 2019. But here's our point – this should have happened way sooner, as Kia Motors makes the best of the cars and we've been missing out on them all. Here are 6 reasons why this brand should have come to India sooner: 1. We Need More Of Quirky And Compact We are a country of middle-class people who buy things that are paisa vasool – that means a car that looks great, is tech-savvy, practical and fuel-efficient, all at the same time. Keeping the demanding nature of this middle-class Gen Z in mind, Kia Motors offers a range of compact economy cars that are also performance-driven. 2. They Have Green Options Too Electric cars might have a niche market in India but thankfully, it is seeing a surge in popularity with more and more people looking for Green options. Kia Motors has the highly efficient Kia Soul & Niro Electric Vehicle. If introduced in India, this efficient and economic model is surely going to be a customer favourite. Kia 3. They Stand Out In A Crowd With Their Trippy Hues There is no dearth of options in India and that's why we need something that stands out from the rest – here's where Kia comes into the picture. With their sleek designs and trippy hues and unique shapes, they are everything that we've always wanted. Each of the Kia models has a different look completed with their signature Tiger grille. Their trippy colour palette includes hues like Mysterious Blue, Alien 2 Green, Caffeine Brown and Wild Orange. 4. It's Luxury With Quality Those of you who think that Asian cars are inferior in quality need to think again. Kia Motors has won multiple global quality awards like IQS for their fine quality, safety and designs that are an absolute value for money. Their interiors are just as polished and sleek as the exterior design of the car. With comfort the number one priority, the interiors give a more spacious and luxurious vibe to the car. 5. They Offer More For Less - The Power To Surprise Compared to other high-end brands, Kia Motors strive to offer the best and most up-to-date features in economy cars. In fact, Kia has been ranked in the list of Top 10 Best Midsize Cars for the Money. Kia 6. We've Been Settling With Our Safety Options While most of the cars rely heavily on airbags and camera-sensor rearview mirrors, the Kia Motors line up offers smart and advanced safety features that include Blind-Spot Detection, Lane-Change Assist, surround-view camera and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Now that's what our accident-prone Indian roads need. Well, in spite of all that we've missed, let's just give a warm welcome to Kia Motors and say it's better late than never!
  13. There was a time (not so long ago) when men could only choose between boxers or briefs while shopping for underwear. This decision is not as straightforward as it first appears, as each style comes with its own distinct set of pros and cons. However, times have changed, and the stylish gentleman can now enjoy the best features of both boxers and briefs in one style - the boxer brief! As such, if you're still set in your ways when it comes to the contents of your underwear drawer, here are five reasons why you should be making the switch to boxer briefs ASAP! Reason 1: To Get That Much-Needed Support © Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment The best briefs for men are popular for being supremely supportive, keeping everything in place without the hassle of excess fabric bunching up underneath your trousers. Boxer briefs match their snug fit, providing ample support and ensuring total comfort for your manhood even if you're on the move all day long. Additionally, they offer greater coverage, which makes them all the more suitable for the more modest gentleman. Reason 2: To Get Just The Right Amount Of Coverage © Shutterstock If you're someone who doesn't usually wear formal trousers of slim-fit jeans, boxers are probably your preferred choice. Not only do they offer breathability, they're also far less revealing than any other style. However, all that extra room comes at a price, because even the best boxers for men have a tendency to bunch up or ride up annoyingly. Boxer briefs, on the other hand, preserve your modesty in a more close-fitting manner, so there's no need to constantly adjust and align them! Reason 3: To Enjoy Unmatched Functionality © Pexels What do you look for when you are underwear shopping? Some tend to go for support, while others prioritise comfort and breathability. The best underwear for men offers all that and much more, shielding your privates from public view while keeping them comfortable all day long. As an added bonus, the extra fabric between your thighs also plays an important role in avoiding any unpleasant rubbing or chafing! Reason 4: To Appreciate Unparalleled Versatility © Pixabay You have different outfits that you wear for different occasions, which would look incredibly out of place if you mixed them up. For example, you wouldn't wear your finest sherwani to work, or wear a suit to the gym, right? However, their multiple virtues make boxer briefs the go-to underwear style for a variety of situations. From gym gear to formal clothes (and everything in between), you can't go wrong with boxer briefs! Reason 5: To Enhance Your Own Appeal © Wikimedia Commons Your body type plays a crucial role in deciding the best underwear style for you, which is why boxers briefs are such a smart fashion choice. The best boxer briefs for men are universally flattering, lending your appearance the modesty of boxers, and the snug fit of the briefs. They're a great choice for men who want to flaunt their well-toned legs, while those who want to hide their extra weight can also take advantage of the slimming effect provided by dark-hued boxer briefs.
  14. Just like your clothes, your Spotify playlist, and your Netflix viewing activity, your choice of fragrance reveals a lot about your personality. It's one of the very first things people notice about you, and has a huge bearing on the first impression they form of you. However, given the thousands of options to choose from, selecting a well-rounded scent that is a true reflection of one's character is not an easy task. After all, not only are you looking for class and sophistication, you also want reliability and performance, as well as that special something that will have everyone coming back for another sniff! It's no coincidence that it's men of a certain status who seem to have cracked the code, exuding power tempered with class and refinement with their choice of scent. It stands to reason - as you move up in the world, you replace your belongings (be it your car, your phone, your watch, or even your house) with something befitting your status. Why not do the same with your fragrance? If it's your intention to leave behind a similarly powerful and lasting impression wherever you go, effortlessly conveying to the world that you've made it in life, it's time to upgrade to the Code Steel Body Perfume from Wildstone. © Wildstone Designed by master perfumers from France, the soothing notes of bergamot and sandalwood are complemented exquisitely by the freshness of lemon and mandarin. You can also pick up hints of geranium and white musk in its enticing aroma, and the overall effect is a masculine scent that is bound to set you a class apart. Not only that, the fact that it contains only perfume and no gas gives it higher value for money. All things considered, this is a style upgrade that will definitely add a layer of class and elegance to your appearance. © Wildstone Gone are the days when a couple of sprays of any cheap deodorant was all you needed to get you through the day. It's time to add a classy and bold fragrance to your grooming arsenal if you want to be taken seriously. Whether you're still a fresher in the world of fragrances, a perfume pro looking to improve his collection, or a significant other in search of the perfect gift, Wildstone Code Steel deserves your immediate attention. To own it for yourself, click the button below. Buy It Here
  15. In the summer of 2019, the world's largest democracy goes to polls to elect India's Prime Minister for the next 5 years. World over, the Indian elections take centre stage as an estimated 850 million people will cast their votes making this the largest democratic exercise in world history. For context, that's almost triple the entire population of the United States. And, a rather large chunk of this will be of people between 18-35 years old making it the largest group of millennials worldwide to vote a state leader into office. Lastly, perhaps most importantly, Indian women are voting in greater numbers than ever before, with profound implications for campaigning and policy-making in the country. © Pintrest India's shifting realities are in greater focus when reflecting on the past, when voting was a collective family affair where youngsters simply voted for the candidate their family was loyal to, without any questions asked. But as they say, 'The times they are a changing', millennials are voicing their independent opinion on most things in their lives including political preferences. Recently though, we got hold of fairly interesting data, where voting and millennials are concerned. According to the dating app OKCupid, that matches single millennials on the basis of shared values and belief systems, millennials are very socially aware and political in nature. The app released information on whether political beliefs affect the dating lives of individual youth in the country. © Pintrest The discovery was that yes, Indian millennials are politically aware, but slightly less invested, and would willingly support any cause that they feel strongly about. But politics or political leanings are definitely not a deal breaker when it comes to relationships or dating. Surprisingly enough, politics and love do not correlate for daters on the app to the point that politics is the least favourite topic of conversation for people meeting both online or offline. Another surprising element to emerge from the data was how women are far more mindful about the political leanings of the person they date, compared to men. Men do not seem to care what the women they date think about politics or who they support! But women are a lot more concerned when it comes to politics. I guess, men are more laid back and chilled and don't really care about any form of political inclination to date someone. © Pintrest But one thing that clearly stands out was the stance men take on people not voting at all in the country. Although they don't care what someone's political inclination is but they are mindful about casting votes. In fact, 51% of men believe that there should be some kind of penalty for people who don't vote. Yes, agreed we live in a democracy and everyone should have the right to practice and preach what they believe in but this belief stems from the fact that people comprise the democracy and it's equally important to vote, in order to see it flourish. But here's a stark contradiction from the data gathered. A staggering 78 per cent men and 75 per cent women say that voting is very important to them, while only 17 per cent men and 19 per cent women think it's not so important (and for the remaining, not important at all!). While both men and women don't encourage political agendas where relationships and dating is concerned, a lot do feel it's important to vote, and some do feel there should be a penalty for those who don't!. © Pintrest But that's the thing. While men and women do feel voting is fairly important, it may not come as a shock that a majority of men (64 per cent) and women (62 per cent) don't enjoy discussing politics at all. They might be aware, but choose not to make this heated topic of conversation typical of bedroom or dining table discourse. And that's a fact. Yes, most dating apps have the option to list your political inclination but which conversation ideally starts with 'who are you voting for or who did you vote for.'? It's a basic standpoint that politics and dating really don't mix if you want to take it ahead smoothly, instead of having heated arguments over it. Here are some more questions that were raised through the app towards young men, and here's the data accumulated for that: Would you risk your life to protest against an unjust government or for a cause that you feel strongly about? 57 per cent men are willing to risk their lives to fight for their rights or for a cause they truly believe in. All they need is a little push to bring out the activist in them. © Pintrest Do you believe it is important to stay informed about political issues affecting your nation? Yes, 92 per cent men believe it's important to stay informed. After all, an aware citizen has the ability to make informed choices. However informed the people might be, when it comes to dating, Indian millennials are undeterred by politics and do not want to make it a part of their life, or rather love life. Could you date someone who has (and acts on) radical-left or right politics? A majority of people are open to dating someone who has a strong political inclination for the right or left wing (43 per cent men and 37 per cent women) as long as it's not violent. Some people though would not think about it (25 per cent men and 29 per cent women). The remaining (20 per cent men and 25 per cent women) are not sure and others would rather not comment (12 per cent men and 9 per cent women). © Pintrest Could you date someone who has strong political opinions that are the exact opposite of yours? Surprisingly, when it comes to dating a person, 54 per cent women would like to match with partners who share their political beliefs whereas only 21 per cent men care. Which is more important for a good match? (Having similar political beliefs | having good *** | having similar hobbies) Well, Indian millennials are quite clear about this one! Having good *** (86 per cent men and 75 per cent women) is far far more important than having similar political beliefs (14 per cent men and 25 per cent women) for a good match and happily ever after. Which of the following would you rather discuss with someone you just met? (Musical preferences | Political beliefs | Philosophical beliefs | Sports ) Given the choice of topics they would like to discuss when they first meet offline, a majority of users mentioned musical preferences (53 per cent men and 55 per cent women), followed by a much smaller chunk of people saying philosophical beliefs (32 per cent men and 34 per cent women), then sports (11 per cent men and 4 per cent women) and lastly, political beliefs (4 per cent men and 7 per cent women) being the least preferred topic. © Pintrest When you first talk online with someone, which of the following would you prefer to talk about? (*** | Politics & Current Events | Activities | Personal History or Experiences) While meeting people online, daters would rather talk about personal history or experience (48 per cent men and 50 per cent women), personal hobbies and activities (44 per cent men and 43 per cent women). The least preferred topics of discussion online are *** (6 per cent men and 2 per cent women) or politics and current events (3 per cent men and 3 per cent women). So, to summerise, while Indian men and women do feel politics is an integral part and social awareness is a must and that casting a vote is something that should be made mandatory, they do not let these beliefs seep into relationships and dating. They actually keep an open mind and follow the 'to each his own' philosophy in order to avoid discord, or choose someone on the basis of their political inclination. The youth is smart and 'woke', according to this well-orchestrated research and they actually know what they really want. So, in case you want some help looking for the right match, you know what to talk about and what to bring up, in a conversation.
  16. The penultimate episode of 'Game of Thrones' is usually where all the drama lies. This is a set pattern and considering the minimal loss of life in the league of the major characters, we expected major bloodshed, and “The Bells” promised just that. Not that we didn't get bloodshed that we were promised, but it was rather disappointing. In case, you need a round-up of all the people who lost their lives, here's a list of the characters who are now dead and how they met their final ends. 1. Varys © HBO Varys died saying "I hope I'm wrong" to Tyrion referring to Dany losing it in the end. He was burnt alive by Dany's last standing dragon, Drogon in the presence of everyone. It was sad that in the end, it was Tyrion who outed him. 2. Harry Strickland, The Commander Of The Golden Company © HBO The Golden Company may have been a force to be reckoned with, but in front of Dragonfire, they couldn't stand a chance, could they? Harry survived the fire but was later brutally stabbed by Greyworm who was clearly avenging his girlfriend, Missandei's death by the looks of his expressions. 3. Euron Greyjoy © HBO Euron lived in a world of his own. He could've fled the scene but died of his own mistake that was provoking Jaime Lannister and then dying believing that he actually killed him. Tch tch tch, nearing death does make people delusional. 4. Qyburn © HBO Poor guy. Killed by his own creation in the end. The Mountain squeezed his neck in a snap without thinking twice. When has playing God worked out well for anyone? 5. Sandor & Gregor Clegane © HBO The much-awaited Clegaine bowl finally took place. But, oh well, it did not pan out well for either of the parties. While The Mountain was a lost cause, we do miss Ser Gregor. 6. Jaime and Cersei Lannister © HBO We expected a much, much more gruesome death for Cersei for all the cruelness she's inflicted on our favourite characters over the years. But they did want to romanticise their sibling-lovers-relationship in the end. Sigh.
  17. This article contains heavy spoilers. Proceed with caution! The second last episode of 'Game of Thrones' just aired this morning in India and we're not that thrown off as we thought we'd be. Mostly because there were a lot of predictions made for this episode, and most of them came true. Most off, Dany did take the form of the mad queen and burn King's Landing to the ground, while the unsullied and the Dothraki continued to slew human life: men, women and children alike. © HBO Of course the much awaited fight, the Cleganebowl took place like it had to, sans Arya as Arya was stumbling about, trying to make sense of her presence in King's Landing, after a very strong build-up over her eventual goal, which is to kill the queen (Cersei). Well, she didn't. The queen died an unfortunate death, when she caved, while the roof fell on her and her lover Jaime. So, yes, the makers hurried through the plot faster than Bronne hurried out of the entire series, and we're not wondering 'what next' anymore. © HBO In fact, we'll let everyone else decide how they took in the episode and what they actually expect from the last episode. Yup, Twitter is buzzing with GoT episode 5 updates and here are some reactions that are funny and quite relatable. I truly appreciate Varys' commitment to being messy and petty. RIP to a real messy Queen. The Seven Kingdoms will never forget this icon.ð #DemThrones #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/CS0oJjRCXs — Olivia Broussard (@OliviaBroussar1) 13 May 2019 *Dany's trying to figure out who spilled the tea* Varys, Sansa, Arya, Tyrion and everyone else:#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/dXOahZ4VGF — Julian Hagins (@julian_hagins1) 13 May 2019 Arya arriving to Westeros to kill Cersei #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/22P6m6vSSv — S&M L â (@Tiolucas_8) 13 May 2019 #demthrones Cersei: Ser Gregor stay by my side Ser Gregor: pic.twitter.com/nVZG8sythv — Matt Igus (@IAmStatMatt) 13 May 2019 The hound when the mountain pulled the dagger from his brain #demthrones #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/PSbAoa10eq — BigNibbaSpecial (@NibbaSpecial) 13 May 2019 Drogon: Happy Mother's Day!!!!! #Gameofthrones #GOT #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/vhN5B3YCNQ — Zaneta (@ZanetaGAdme) 13 May 2019 #GameOfThrones #DemThrones Tyrion: you think all those people in the Red Keep deserve to die? Dany: pic.twitter.com/s8hJWB6VuO — Hahn Sho Lobo Marcus (@MarWash_art) 13 May 2019 #DemThrones#GameofThrones "If the bells ring, call off the attack!" *Bell Rings* Daenerys: pic.twitter.com/TskLfAMN8K — YSV John (@JohnAlFannan) 13 May 2019 repeat tht....i didnt hear you over the sound of flames n screaming #DemThrones #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/wEOmGcO3pN — Married2TheReal (@Married2TheReal) 13 May 2019 Dany: “alright...let it be fear” Me:#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/ICBjh8fszQ — t h o m a s (@thewrightguy_) 13 May 2019 an elephant probably would've helped js — Katie Nolan (@katienolan) 13 May 2019 Meanwhile he watching the battle like it's IMAX. #GameOfThrones #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/p8VtkUBxxU — House Hampton (@Hampsworld) 13 May 2019 Admittedly, I don't understand how dragons work but you can't tell me that after that much time they don't need a new propane tank or to stop at a gas station to fill'er up — DL (@davelozo) 13 May 2019 Daenerys Targeryen is the new Anakin Skywalker #GamesOfThrone #got pic.twitter.com/OgauGoQyKe — Federico Andrade (@federandra) 13 May 2019 The moment Jon Snow knew he fucked up. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/KigInKGv6z — Cress (@capricress) 13 May 2019 All those parents who named their daughters Daenerys and Khalessi after this episode:#gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/bEuhBhuNOf — SHELTRON V.3 (@LordSheltron) 13 May 2019 Arya approaching dany on the next episode #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/dJuYuZlZaU — Adcel (@adsiil) 13 May 2019 Forever a legend. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/2RuLQoXyN6 — Binge Mode (@binge_mode) 13 May 2019 Cersei one of the biggest villains in history and she dies to faulty infrastructure.. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/zccMLMkuca — Black Dynamite (@theblackercaleb) 13 May 2019 While a lot of people are left wondering different things, the main concern is Dany and Drogon going nuts and spilling fire everywhere and destroying the city. Of course, some of us are disappointed by how Cersei died. I mean seriously, Cersei, of all the villains, died due to faulty infrastructure??? Anyhow, let's wait for the grand finale, you never know how things turn around.
  18. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is one of the most well-renowned engineering institutions of India and is known to add a little bit of fun to its gruelling study-structure from time to time, in order to prevent the students from getting overwhelmed. However, when the teaching staff of the Institute decided to add the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season to their end semester exam of Material and Energy Balances, IIT just became a lot cooler, in my personal opinion. The exam was held on 6th May 2019, that is a day before the playoffs of the twelfth season of the league began with the first match destined to take place between two of the most successful teams in the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The students were in for a pleasant surprise when the first question of the exam required them to hypothetically help the Chennai skipper make a crucial decision after he wins the toss. © IIT Madras The question read, “Dew can play a major role in day-night matches. Excessive dew in the outfield makes the ball wet. For spinners, the challenge is to grip the wet ball and get it to impart spin. For fast bowlers, it is difficult to hit the desired length. Hence, this can put the fielding team at a disadvantage. During IPL 2019, Chennai Super Kings are likely to play a qualifier at Chepauk Stadium on May 7. As per the weather forecast on May 7, the relative humidity in Chennai is expected to be 70 per cent. The temperature at the start of the game is expected to be 39 degrees. At the beginning of the second innings, the temperature is expected to drop to 27 degrees. Based on this info, if Dhoni wins the toss would you recommend batting or fielding first. Justify your answer.” Ever since the exam concluded, the question-paper went viral and ended up with the Twitter handle of the International Cricket Council, who even gave a shoutout to IIT Madras' Professor Vignesh “for making exams relevant to important, real-life issues!” Shout out to Professor Vignesh at @iitmadras for making exams relevant to important, real-life issues! Can anyone help @msdhoni and @ChennaiIPL make a decision before the toss tomorrow? (and show your workings ð) pic.twitter.com/8fp7rGI5BG — ICC (@ICC) May 6, 2019 Some of the other fans of the game, who did not have the opportunity to answer this question for marks, took to Twitter to do their best in helping Mahi make the decision: It's obvious whoever win the toss will elect field first. Dew will play crucial role , fielding second will definitely become challenging. Though Chennai has a spinning track , spinners in second inning will be in trouble to control the ball. Win the toss , win the match. — Patel Meet (@msp_011) May 6, 2019 @msdhoni will bowl first as the temperature is 39 in the beginning and in second innings it will drop to 27, hence major chances of due because of 70% humidity as the humid air will turn into water (due) on cold surfaces. — Durwas Mohite (@DurwasMohite) May 6, 2019 *Outside the box thinking* Since Chennai pitch is supporting spin and since we have quality spinners than quality pacers, it is better to chase. Bcz if dew comes, we will be in disadvantage. And even if dew doesn't come, chasing will be better for a heavy-batting unit like #CSK — Sai Krishð (@bsk5496) May 6, 2019 As the dew point is around 32 degree Celsius , by the time the second innings starts the dew would have already fallen ... Hence whichever team wins the toss should bat second !! pic.twitter.com/924JUEW3GB — The accidental researcher (@vijayathithan) May 6, 2019 I'd recommend bowl first, if there is dew on field, it is difficult bowlers to grip the ball and that will eventually help the batsmen.. So bowl first and chase comfortably!! — MSD Zealot! (@Vidyadhar_7) May 6, 2019
  19. 2019 and 2020 can officially be declared as the years of Bollywood sequels with a huge number in the pipeline. From movies such as 'Sadak' which is set to get its sequel after almost three decades, to more recent and popular ones such as 'English Medium' and 'Dabangg 2', the Hindi film industry is all set to welcome numerous sequels with open arms. Here is a curated list of some of the most popular and highly anticipated sequels movie-goers can look forward to in 2019-2020. 1. Student Of The Year 2 © Instagram The one that's right around the corner, and waiting to blow our minds with all the refurbished classic songs in the film, Karan Johar's 'Student of The Year 2' is one of the “highly anticipated” releases of the year (for some) and is slated to release on 10th May, 2019. 2. Angrezi Medium © Twitter Irrfan Khan's first comeback film post defeating cancer, 'Angrezi Medium' is grabbing a lot of attention not only because it stars Irrfan, and is the sequel to 2017 blockbuster 'Hindi Medium' but also because it has Kareena Kapoor Khan and Radhika Madan as female leads. The film is slated to release sometime in 2020. 3. Love Aaj Kal 2 © Instagram Almost a decade since Imtiaz Ali's dramatic take of a rom-com hit the screens in 2009, 'Love Aaj Kal' is finally getting a sequel starring Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan as the lead pair. The shooting is already under way and people have high hopes from this one. The film is slated to release on 14th February, 2020. 4. Dabangg 3 © Arbaz Khan Productions The 'Dabangg' series is one of Salman Khan's most successful movie ventures of recent times. The much-awaited third installment of 'Dabangg' hit the floors recently, and Bhai fans can't wait for the movie to hit the screens. The film is slated to release on 25th December, 2019. 5. Street Dancer 3D © Instagram A coming-of-age story on the lives of street dancers, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor will star in the third installment of 'ABCD' with 'Street Dancer'. The film is slated to release in November 2019. 6. Commando 3 © Instagram The third installment of Vidyut Jammwal's 'Commando' franchise which traces the adventures of Commando Karanveer Singh Dogra has found avid buyers all these past years. 'Commando 3' is slated to release on 20 September, 2019. 7. Sadak 2 © Instagram Back in 1991, Bollywood gifted us with a marvel of a love-story featuring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt, titled 'Sadak'. 28 years later, the pair is coming back together for 'Sadak 2' which will also star Aditya Roy Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead. 'Sadak 2' is slated to release on 25th March, 2020. 8. Baaghi 3 © Instagram Tiger Shroff will be back with the third installment of the very-popular 'Baaghi' franchise with Shraddha Kapoor as his leading lady in the film this time. The film is slated to release on 6th March, 2020. 9. Go Goa Gone 2 © Instagram One of the best horror-comedies to hit the Indian multiplexes, 'Go Goa Gone' was a breath of fresh air for movie-goers. Starring Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari in prominent roles, 'Go Goa Gone 2' is slated to release sometime in 2020. 10. Pyaar Ka Punchnama 3 © Viacom 18 Though not much is known about 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 3', last we heard, Nushrat Barucha told the media that she is uber excited for it, because the third installment of the film will reportedly be from a girl's point of view. Though the film's date of release isn't known yet, we're excited for it. 11. Munna Bhai 3 © Vidhu Vinod Chopra One of the most entertaining films to be ever produced in Bollywood, 'Munna Bhai 3' starring Sanjay 'Munna' Dutt and Arshad 'Circuit' Warsi in the lead will reportedly go on the floors in June this year. Though the film's release date hasn't been given out yet, we're hoping to see it hit the screens sometime in 2020. 12. Don 3 © Excel Entertainment With reports of Shah Rukh Khan stepping out of 'Don 3' doing the rounds lately, it is being said that Ranveer Singh has been approached for the role, while Katrina Kaif might replace Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the film. We hope to see the film hit the screens soon. 13. Hera Pheri 3 © AG Films After 'Hera Pheri 2' ended with a cliffhanger, a third installment is definitely the need of the hour. However, due to multiple production setback, the film has been delayed. Latest reports suggest that the Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal starrer will hit the floors by the end of 2019, and finally release sometime in 2020. 14. Krrish 4 © Filmkraft Productions Last year on Hrithik's birthday, papa Roshan announced that the fourth installment of 'Krrish' is in the pipeline. Reportedly, Hrithik will be seen in both a positive as well as negative role in the film. 'Krrish 4' is slated to release on 25th December, 2020. 15. Housefull 4 © Instagram The fourth part of the action-comedy film series 'Housefull', the film boasts of a good assortment of Bollywood stars and is expected to release during Diwali 2019. However, the film might see a delayed release given the #MeToo allegations raised against former director Sajid Khan.
  20. Satyajit Ray isn't a name that is restricted to India or known only to Indians. This name is synonymous to path-breaking cinema that changed how the world saw Indian film-making. Famous Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa once said, “Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon.” Others, such as Wes Anderson and Francis Coppola are known to be inspired by the man who is often seen as the face of Indian cinema. Image A © Twitter Poetry pervaded his work, and a truthfulness that was inherent in every story Ray told, turned his creations into timeless pieces. The cinematic naturalism that was idiosyncratic to Ray's oeuvre, was both enlightening and entertaining. The manner in which Ray's stories unfold is simple yet impactful. However, regardless of whether you consider yourself a cinephile or not, there are a few films Ray created, which are a must-watch for every man. No matter the genre or plots that interest you, these movies will leave you with a new perspective on life and a new-found love for good cinema: 1. Aranyer Din Ratri © Pinterest A story that traces the life and times of four friends, this film was based on the novel by the same name, written by Sunil Gangopadhyay. The film narrates the adventures of contemporary Indian men very realistically. A group of friends escape the metropolitan din for the weekend, and Ray takes us on a vacation with the four of them. The film was even nominated for the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 20th Berlin International Film Festival. 2. Agantuk © DD Productions Based on one of Ray's own short stories, and his last work to make it to the big screen, this one is about the sudden appearance of a guest, no one expected to see. Featuring Utpal Dutt in the lead, he portrays a stranger-cum-guest, who visits a distant niece at her house after years of staying out of touch. With a stunning plot and meaningful dialogues, this one won three National Film awards. 3. Mahanagar © R D Banshal & Co Based on Narendranath Mitra's short story, this one revolves around themes of fear and courage, told through a woman's point-of-view on significant matters involving money, labour and justice. Ray does a wonderful job of dealing with poignant affairs, laced with empathy. From marriage to work-life balance and living with ageing parents, and speaking up against injustice, this one has everything. 4. Pratidwandi © Priya Films Stemmed around the rise of the Naxalite movement in Bengal, the film tells the story about a young, educated man and how his life undergoes great changes amid corruption and unemployment. 5. Abhijan © Abhijatrik A film rooted in the very diseases that plagued the society post India's independence, this one was packed with such impeccable showmanship, that Martin Scorsese admitted that the protagonist of the film directly inspired Robert De Niro's character in the film 'Taxi Driver'. Riveting, enlightening and a story that is relevant for all times. 6. The Apu Trilogy © Satyajit ray The trilogy comprises of 'Pather Panchali', 'Aparajito' and 'Apur Sansar' and marks the debut of the great director in Indian cinema. Through this film, Ray presented the three stages in the protagonist Apu's life. One of the best films you can possibly start off with. 7. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne © Govt. of WB Probably one of Ray's best creations, the story revolves around the adventures of Goopy and Bagha. After the duo comes in contact with a team of ghosts and is granted three wishes by the Ghost King, they set out on a very innovative journey which will get you hooked! The film won the National Award for the best film, apart from many international awards.
  21. Voting is not only a fundamental right, but also a responsibility of every citizen of India. As responsible citizens of the country, most Bollywood celebrities exercised their right today, in Mumbai. From Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, to Tiger Shroff, Twinkle Khanna, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Kareena Kapoor Khan; all our beloved Bollywood celebrities came forward to cast their votes in the Phase 4 of the ongoing Lok Sabha General Elections 2019. View this post on Instagram VOTE!!! ð®ð³ ð³ A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:58am PDT View this post on Instagram Never has there been any doubt in my mind about who I am or where I'm from.So for those of you confused on my behalf...please don't be!Jai Hind!ðð½ #proudtobeanindian #govote A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Apr 29, 2019 at 4:20am PDT View this post on Instagram Don't be a fool, go vote & be cool... every vote counts... #mumbaikarvotekar #bepartofthechange A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:39am PDT View this post on Instagram Little one was a bit confused between 'Boating' and Voting, so took him along to experience the difference. A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Apr 29, 2019 at 5:28am PDT View this post on Instagram VOTE MUMBAI !!!!!! #loksabhaelections2019 A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial) on Apr 28, 2019 at 10:57pm PDT View this post on Instagram Done my duty, practised my right, feeling amazing. Go Vote #Mumbai #votingday #april29th #Mumbaivotestoday #jaihind A post shared by Arjun (@rampal72) on Apr 28, 2019 at 11:11pm PDT Our 'Desi Girl' Priyanka Chopra Jonas flew down from LA to vote and posted a picture on social media with the caption, "This is the moment that matters.... Every vote is a voice that counts." View this post on Instagram This is the moment that matters...Every vote is a voice that counts. #LokSabhaElections2019 A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on Apr 28, 2019 at 7:50pm PDT Not just Priyanka, but every celebrity posted pictures on social media and urged their fans to do the same, instead of treating the day as another holiday to sit at home and chill or go out partying with their friends. Go Vote... it's the most important thing to do today.#NoExcuses #LokSabhaElection2019 #IndiaVotes #VoteKarMumbai pic.twitter.com/TZz97yca9Z — Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) April 29, 2019 View this post on Instagram This is NOT just your DUTY but Your RIGHT. I exercised my vote, have you ?? Make the right choice. #proudindian #excerciseyourright #vote #resposibility #sensibility #democracy #lovemycountry #everyvotecounts #noexcuses A post shared by Shilpa Shetty Kundra (@theshilpashetty) on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:24am PDT View this post on Instagram Do the right thing. Go VOTE. #greatestdemocracyintheworld #citizen #lovemyIndia A post shared by Farhan Akhtar (@faroutakhtar) on Apr 28, 2019 at 11:27pm PDT View this post on Instagram Voted âï¸ð¤ð» A post shared by Kareena Kapoor Khan FC (@kareenafc) on Apr 28, 2019 at 11:37pm PDT Actor R Madhavan too shared a video of him standing in the queue, early in the morning, waiting for his chance to vote. In another video, he urged people to not treat this as a extended holiday where they can go and chill with friends. View this post on Instagram NO EXCUSES .. GO VOTE.. बाà¤à¤¼à¥ सब बà¤à¤µà¤¾à¤¸ बहानॠहà¥à¤... A post shared by R. Madhavan (@actormaddy) on Apr 28, 2019 at 8:19pm PDT Actor Varun Dhawan, however, won his fans' hearts when he helped an elderly woman, who came to cast her vote, climb the stairs and reach the polling booth. BE COOL GO VOTE #jaihind pic.twitter.com/7qQqRyvhi3 — Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 29, 2019 View this post on Instagram #varundhawan #daviddhawan #elections2019 #indiavotes #mumbaikarvote #bollywoodvotes @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Apr 28, 2019 at 10:22pm PDT In fact, yesterday even cricketer Virat Kohli shared a picture of his voter ID card on social media, to share the news that he will cast his vote on May 12 (which also coincides with IPL 2019 final), in Gurugram. So guys, what's stopping you? In the ongoing elections, go and exercise your right because, like I said earlier, that blue ink on your index finger decides the fate of the country.
  22. As the tenth and last team to have announced their 15-man-squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, West Indies have decided to include massive hitters like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell in the roster to help skipper Jason Holder put up some big numbers on the scoreboard. While the team has the right to make amendments to this provisional list of cricketers without seeking special permission from the International Cricket Council (ICC) until 23rd May 2019, the two veterans seem to have given themselves a good chance of making it to the final roster. The wait for the #MenInMaroon squad is over! England & Wales..here WI come! ð´ ðªð½ð¥ #Weallin #ItsOurGame #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Wy9KHx9OZA — Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) April 24, 2019 The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced that the selection process for the Men in Blue will not include their performance during the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League. With due credit to them, they stood by that promise when they chose old-timer and consistent Dinesh Karthik over the explosive youngblood, Rishabh Pant. BREAKING: India have named their #CWC19 squad! pic.twitter.com/mMXt5kAG6Y — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) April 15, 2019 On the other hand, it seems as if the Windies roster has had a huge influence by the two Carribean athletes' performances during the Indian Twenty20 league. Albeit, Gayle looked dialled in during their ODI series against Eoin Morgan's English Team before the IPL began, Russell's entry into the squad seems to be decided purely on his monstrous season with the IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders. Well played boys @KKRiders @lynny50 @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa . Each one in the team did so well but you all will agree all words of praise r worth less than this picture... pic.twitter.com/bak2zQ9NqD — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 5, 2019 "I spoke to Andre a few days ago. He has a few niggles. He has some pain behind his knee but he assured the selection panel that he'll be okay for the World Cup," Robert Haynes, the interim chairman of Cricket West Indies, said. "He (Russell) has scored a lot of runs and we'll be using him as a batting all-rounder," said interim head coach Floyd Reifer. "He's doing very well in the IPL. We have got to manage his injuries and have three to four days rest between the games." Surprisingly, other big hits such as Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Devendra Bishoo did not succeed in putting themselves on the list. But should Team India be concerned? There is no doubt that players like Gayle and Russell have the potential to smack the ball to far away places, as their massive success during the Twenty20 league is testament to their batting prowess. Having said that, the difference between the formats of T20 and ODIs is significant. One-dayers require better stamina, more endurance and most of all, the patience to play 50 overs without making silly mistakes that can lead to the loss of wickets. In the past year, both Gayle and Russell weren't included in the ODI roster for many bilateral and trilateral series for the Windies. While the 'Universe Boss' has played in just five ODIs, Russell was involved in a single ODI against Mashrafe Mortaza's Bangladesh side which the Windies lost. With the lack of familiarity with this format of the game in the recent past, even though the Windies roster seems to be imposing on paper, their success on the field is yet to be witnessed.
  23. Break-ups are tough to deal with. Especially if you've been heavily invested in making something work and it blows up right in your face. Yes, that's difficult to crack, but we all go through a similar pattern of pining for the loved one, missing them, stalking them and eventually letting go of them. But if you truly want to let go of them so you can function better, you have to change that pattern and make your indulgences absolutely minimal post a break-up. Because if you don't, their memory will keep coming up like a really bad itch. © MensXP Location : Andaz Hotel (@andazdelhi) Photographer : Anand Gogoi ( @anand.gogoi) Stylist : Devanshi Tuli (@devanshi.15) Makeup and Hair : Shrishti Anand ( @srishtianandmakeup ) Production : Prapti Elizabeth (@prapti.elizabeth) I am not going to give you a post break up jargon on how to deal with your heartbreak. That is something you have to figure on your own. I am just going to tell you, very practically, what you shouldn't really do, which you tend to do on instinct when you break up. Here are a few break up trends you should avoid to get over your ex and also for you to transition smoothly to the other side: (1) The Blocking Ritual Yes, it's oddly satisfying to block someone out for good and you and should if the relationship you had reminds you of the bad times. But if you look at it practically, blocking leads to more hate and anger than just letting things be the way they are. When you block someone out, you do it because impulsively you're really angry at the person and you don't think twice about it. As time passes by, because you did something out of sheer anger, guilt starts to surpass you making you want to check in on them from time to time. Blocking is a redundant activity which can inevitably hurt you and the other person and it's really not required. If you really want to make a point, let things be the way they are and distance yourself significantly, without out-rightly showing any passive-aggressive rage or malice and that practice will make you forget things easily. © MensXP Location : Andaz Hotel (@andazdelhi) Photographer : Anand Gogoi ( @anand.gogoi) Stylist : Devanshi Tuli (@devanshi.15) Makeup and Hair : Shrishti Anand ( @srishtianandmakeup ) Production : Prapti Elizabeth (@prapti.elizabeth) (2) Turning On Your 'Last Seen' I only mention this here because I knew someone who switched on his 'Last Seen' on Whatsapp right after he broke up with his girlfriend and that didn't do too well for him. Since her last seen was always on, he started noticing her timings on Whatsapp and hurting himself further in the process. In a way that is mid-level stalking but that's nothing to be ashamed of. We've all done it. And yes, it hurts when you see the last time they were online was at 3 am. So, in order to avoid that ordeal, it's best to switch your last seen off. Especially if it was on before. © Pinterest (3) Don't Keep Memories In Your Folder If you hang on to pictures and videos of the two of you together, that'll do you no good. Yes, we live in a digital age and everything is easily accessible but does that mean it can't be deleted? I am not saying delete everything on an impulse and pretend like everything is okay. I am saying, take your time to soak in whatever happened, maybe save a few good memories of the two of you together and delete the rest. That's one of the best ways to move on from a bad break up. © Pinterest (4) Don't Go On A Digital Obsession Mode Like I told you before, this is the digital age in every sense of it so everything is always malleable. It's obvious that you will stalk your ex from time to time to see what they're up to. You'll do it rather aggressively and frequently at first because it's tough to completely cut off at first. That's fine, just don't make it a habit. it'll only make things worse for you. If you really want to stalk, maybe check out some Instagram pages that are open to the public and spend time there instead of obsessing over the one it can't work out with. Let me remind you there are plenty of fish in the sea, even on Instagram! So, do the right thing for your own wellbeing. © Pinterest Once you follow these ways of letting go, you'll evolve in a very progressive way. Who knows you and her can be friends or more in the future? But for now, you need to do what's right.
  24. Let's start off with a disclaimer - this isn't an article on the lovable breed of dogs, nor does it discuss sporting heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Mike Tyson. That being said, it deals with a staple of every man's wardrobe, so you should still read it. No matter which side of the briefs vs. boxers debate you're on, we believe that both styles warrant a place in your underwear drawer. While the snug fit and reassuring support of briefs is perfect for the man on the go, the comfort and breathability of boxers is the way to go when you're spending a relaxing day at home. When it comes to buying boxers, we don't mean stocking up on the plain styles almost every man owns. Just because your underwear is meant to be hidden away from public view doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice your sense of style in favour of practicality when you go underwear shopping. In fact, there's a whole lot of variety out there that will help you put a fashion forward spin on your undergarments. Our helpful guide will enlighten you on all the available options, enabling you to choose those that suit your style the best. Style 1: The Solids © Shutterstock There's a reason why solid colours are the most common and readily available style when it comes to boxers - you can never go wrong with the classics! The best boxers for men offer not only supreme comfort, but also add a layer of style to your overall look. However, most men tend to build up a collection blacks, whites, and greys, which might get the job done but don't make for very pleasant viewing! Add a dash of colour to your basic and boring collection by giving some brighter hues like reds and blues a try. Style 2: The Patterned © Shutterstock If you're looking for options other than the classic solid colours but don't want to stray too far away from the norm, then you need to explore the world of patterned boxers. Boxers featuring a symmetrical checkered, striped or even polka-dotted pattern are among the best underwear for men out there, because they offer an enhanced visual aesthetic while still retaining the same design fundamentals that make boxers such an important part of any man's wardrobe. Style 3: The Printed © Shutterstock Printed shirts and shorts for men are all the rage right now, but there's no reason for that to be limited to your outer layer of clothing. Even your boxers are available in all sorts of eye-catching variants these days, and the best printed boxers for men can transform the dull task of picking out underwear to a fun one. Not only are there classy micro prints to choose from, you even have the option of going all out and repping your favourite superhero, cartoon character, or sports team, allowing you to express your personal sense of style and splurge on some quirky prints! Style 4: The Material © Shutterstock The fabric your boxers are made of has a huge impact on how comfortable you feel in them, which is why this is such an important decision. Cotton is the most popular choice because it is absorbent, breathable, and widely available, but it's not the only option. Thanks to a lot of innovation and advancements in this department in recent times, a variety of cotton blends and fibres have also entered the fray. One such innovation is a fibre called Modal, which has fast become extremely popular in the underwear industry because it's much softer than regular cotton. As for other materials in vogue, silk boxers are considered the epitome of luxury, while spandex and lycra are also used in some of the variants favoured by men who value coverage but also want a closer fit. Style 5: The Hybrid © Pixabay Combining the close fit and support offered by briefs with the coverage of boxers, boxer briefs are a relatively new entrant in the innerwear game. While they can't technically be classified as either boxers or briefs, the best boxer briefs for men bring together the best features of both styles into one extremely convenient garment that definitely deserves a place in your wardrobe.
  25. Thanks to 'Game Of Thrones', Fantasy TV shows have proven to be a massive success. Now that the show has seen massive success, we've seen other studios also invest in future fantasy tv shows that will hit their respective distribution platforms. It will be a sad moment when 'Game Of Thrones' ends; it will be the end of a franchise that has been the most successful TV show in history. Even though HBO is working on a prequel series of GOT, it still won't be able to garner as much excitement as the current season. © New Line Cinema Having said that, we do have a bunch of new fantasy TV series that are in the works as we speak. One of them being a Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) TV series that will release on Amazon Prime. It's said to take place in the mid to late second age when the ring of power is first forged. It is the period when we see Sauron rise to power and may end where Peter Jackson movies start off. 'The Lord Of The Rings' by J.R.R Tolkien is often considered to be the father of modern epic fantasy books and it will be exciting to see Sauron's origins on our TV screens. The movie adaptations by Peter Jackson were a huge success and ushered in an era where fantasy movies and TV shows became a part of pop culture. The Amazon LOTR tv series is said to begin shooting in August and way get to see the first season on Amazon Prime in early 2020. © CD Projekt Red The second fantasy TV series we're most excited about is Netflix's 'The Witcher' adaptation. The show will be a drama series based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's 'The Witcher', a collection of eight novels. Henry Cavill will play the iconic character 'Geralt of Rivia' while Freya Allan will play the character of Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, and Anna Shaffer as Triss Marigold. © Netflix The novels have already been adapted into a series of video games by CD Projekt Red and have now garnered a cult-like following for the franchise. Andrzej Sapkowski has obviously created a very rich and memorable world that has dark undertones, drama and action. If the upcoming TV series is anything like the game, expect ***, battles, betrayal, prophecies, romance and magic as the primary theme of the series similar to GOT. 'The Witcher' TV series is expected to release later this year and we couldn't be more excited for this show. It's a great time to be a fantasy fan as our favourite franchises are being brought to life in the form of TV series or movies. Being a fantasy series, we can't expect any of the shows to be completely faithful; however, it's still exciting to see these two amazing worlds brought back to life.
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