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  1. He is one of the most sought-after actors in the Hindi film industry right now, and enjoys a fan following that's loyal to a fault. That's Irrfan Khan for you - the dark horse of Bollywood who is running his own race, never once parting with the sheepish smile that graces his face all the time. View this post on Instagram Puppy seems to be a better poser #QaribQaribSinglle @par_vathy @zeestudiosofficial #animallover A post shared by Irrfan (@irrfan) on Nov 2, 2017 at 11:53pm PDT Even after an arduous year that Irrfan went through, the 'Karwaan' actor recently made an official announcement stating that he is back in the game after kicking cancer to the curb. Earlier this week he took to Twitter and shared the first look of his upcoming film 'Angrezi Medium' and wrote, “Aa raha hu phir entertain karne sabko”. GMB serving since 1900s It's going to be fun to tell another story #AngreziMedium. Coming soon, with Mr Champakji... Aa Raha Hu phir entertain Karne Sabko #ItsTimeToKnowChampakJi #AngreziMediumð¸ ðºð» pic.twitter.com/mC3IL2UMpf — Irrfan (@irrfank) April 8, 2019 True to his words, Irrfan never misses a chance to entertain his fans, and leave them smiling. For proof, take a look at this short video clip that shows Irrfan happily posing with scores of fans, right in the middle of the road in Udaipur, where he is currently shooting for 'Angrezi Medium'. View this post on Instagram This video of Irrfan with his fans in Udaipur will make you smile with joy of having him back to entertain everyone A video of Irrfan from the sets of Angrezi Medium shows him posing with a mob of local fans who gathered to see him post pack up of a shooting day. The smiles of fans is exactly the emotion on everyone's mind post the news of him coming back to work earlier this week. The film is being shot in Udaipur and is being directed by Homi Adajania and produced by Dinesh Vijan. Social media was abuzz just earlier this week when first pictures of him from the sets and his look from the film was released. The film is a sequel to the 2017 blockbuster hit, Hindi Medium. #irrfan #angrezimedium #dineshvijan #maddock #maddockfilms #hindimedium #homiadajania #udaipur @irrfan @homster #video #videooftheday #videos #videostar #videoofficial #irrfankhanfans #followforfollowback #follow4followback #follows #follow #like4likes #likeforlikes #like #likeit #likelike #likeforlikeback #iger #bollywoodstar #bollywood A post shared by Ahmed Khan (@ahmedkhan3079) on Apr 11, 2019 at 12:42am PDT Look at the loud cheer all of them let out, and the diversity of age group in Irrfan's fan following. From little kids, to young men and women, as well as older uncles and aunties, he has made a place for himself in everyone's heart. View this post on Instagram Are you coming ? #lifeiswaiting @qqsthefilm pic by @omkar.kocharekar A post shared by Irrfan (@irrfan) on Nov 5, 2017 at 10:40am PST This video is proof that Irrfan hasn't forgotten his roots, or the fact that any actor is made by their fans (and critics too). He is still as humble, unassuming and welcoming as he was before becoming the mega-star that he has turned into over the years, owing to his talent and hard work. View this post on Instagram Kimono walk Newyork street shooting for the movie #thepuzzle . #actorslife #newyork #shooting A post shared by Irrfan (@irrfan) on Jun 21, 2017 at 5:30pm PDT We love that he is regaining his health with every passing day, and we're glad to have him back amongst us too. He is special to us for a lot of reasons, and his calibre as an actor is just one of the many reasons.
  2. 25 years ago, when a premature baby took birth in retired Lt. Col. B.D. Saha's family, asphyxiated as he was taken out of her mother's womb, the doctors had sensitised them to the possibility of severe brain damage and other medical problems that may occur as the child went on to grow. “On the fourth day since Ankush's birth, his heart had stopped functioning. He was a preterm baby who was going blue and black, clenching his fists as he gasped for air,” recalls the father of Ankush Saha, the athlete with intellectual disability, who went on to win silver at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. You and I are different. We look different, our likes and dislikes are different and different are the ways in which we learn new things. There are various people in the world, 200 million to be exact, who deal with intellectual disability (ID) and fail to comprehend and learn new skills at a speed similar to that of an average human being. Having said that, they too have the passion to strive for greatness and have excelled in all walks of life, sometimes far more than us, the “normals”. Albeit, their journey is that much more difficult, it is their resolve to make good of their lives in this testing world that helps them go places. When it comes to sports, a global nonprofit body known as Special Olympics, looks to put people suffering from ID under tough test of fitness, strength and skills, and reward them with great laurels for their dedication towards the discipline. In 2019, the organisation held the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi and the Indian contingent of 284 athletes displayed excellence as they bagged a total of 368 medals which included 85 golds, 154 silver and 129 bronze, making it their most successful performance in the nine times they have participated. But all this information is available just a click away on the internet. What continues to remain aloof from the ever expanding grasps of the world wide web are the tiny but important details that not only influence but also run the lives of such special athletes. I decided to do something about it. In the past couple of weeks, I got in touch with some Indian Special Olympics medallists and got to spend some quality time with their families. From representing India at the World Summer Games to the idea of a life after retiring from sports, here's what no one else will tell you about the lives of Special Olympics athletes of this nation: Becoming A Special Olympian With Uncertain Future Dinal Jain - Special Olympics Medallist In order to be named a 'Special Olympics athlete' a person must have an intellectual functioning level (IQ) below 75; significant limitations must exist in two or more adaptive skill areas; and the condition must manifest itself before the age of 18. State meets are organised all around the nation where two athletes per sport are selected from every state for national level competitions, following which the World Summer Games selections take place. After winning gold at state and national level, the athlete must attend and pass through a tough selection process in four consecutive camps post which a letter is sent to the athlete's parents saying that they are a member of the final contingent. Having said that, the grueling process may not bear fruits for these sportspersons the way their parents had hoped. According to the policy guidelines of Special Olympics Bharat (SO Bharat), Indian body under Special Olympics, the selection criteria states: “An athlete is eligible for selection only once for World Games to ensure exposure to maximum number of athletes in India.” So, even if special Indian athletes, who are involved in popular sports like swimming, do bag medals at the World Games, they will not be allowed to compete ever again, just because there are dozens of swimmers with ID and SO Bharat believes in giving others the opportunity to go for the Games. “The policy guidelines of SO Bharat follows the practice of giving a chance to more and more Special Athletes to participate at the SO World Games. SO Bharat has over 1.4 Million Athletes registered with them. More and more Athletes are encouraged to participate in this transformational experience,” Mr. Victor R Vaz, National Sports Director, Special Olympics Bharat told me over email. Need For Coaches Who Understand Special Athletes In the case of the coaches for special athletes, the job expects you to have a lot more than just the knowledge about the game. It requires you to be patient, understanding of people with special needs and have the ability to make them understand their roles. “You need to spend more time with them and figure out different ways to make them understand what needs to be done,” says Sharath Gayakwad, 2010 Asian Para Games bronze medallist, who coaches Special Olympic medallists like Shashank Mahesh and Dinal Jain in Bengaluru. Sharath Gayakwad, 2010 Asian Para Games bronze medallist and Coach “When it comes to Down Syndrome, Autism or any special category, the mood swings remain the same and handling them is a very tricky thing. The coaches must be selected keeping their ability to manage these problems along with the knowledge of the game,” says Gayathri Mahesh, Shashank's mother. “Coaches should be selected on the basis of their experience, as it should, which I could not see in Abu Dhabi (during the 2019 World Summer Games). Most of the coaches claim to be working in special schools but they failed to understand the smallest needs of the special kids,” said another parent who chose to remain anonymous. How Is Special Olympics Bharat Contributing? According to Special Olympics Bharat's website, their vision is “to transform communities by inspiring people throughout the world to open their minds, accept and include people with intellectual disabilities and thereby celebrate the similarities common to all.” They have taken multiple initiatives such as the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs), Healthy Athlete Program, Young Athlete Program and Youth Activation that aim to focus on their leadership skills and help them become independent based on the principles of sports. Ankush Saha - Special Olympics Medallist However, some of the parents feel that the organisation is not doing enough. “After the World Summer Games, they don't even look at us. That's the end of the Special Olympics, that's the end of the child,” the anonymous mother shakes her head in disappointment. Coaches on the other hand, believe that the organisation does provide some support to the athletes. “When it comes to the facilities, we do have the infrastructure. Of course it is not up to the mark of USA, China or Australia but we do have some good facilities,” says Gayakwad, who coaches swimmers at Bengaluru's Pooja Aquatic Centre. Once Retired, What's Next? No matter how rosey the present may feel for these athletes, the future for some of them does not look too promising. Athletes like Shashank who train to swim faster every single day are also on medication to slow their movements down due to his Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Such is the paradox that is creating major concerns for the parents about their children's lives once they are done with sports. “He (Shashank) is on medication and that in itself is pulling his strength and stamina down… He has lost his confidence because he feels like he is getting tired too quickly,” says Mrs. Mahesh. It is therefore imperative for special athletes to look for an alternative career than sports. “Shashank is done with his school and will soon will get his college degree, too. What kind of a job opportunity am I looking at for my son, now? Maybe the role of taking files from one room to another. Is he made only for that?” asks the concerned mother. Shashank Mahesh - Special Olympics Medallist, With Mother “Sports helps them improve their confidence, personality development and social behavior. Alongside sports participation they can always learn different vocations which could be resorted through other NGOs. There are opportunities beyond sports as well, in Special Olympics that can be availed,” Mr. Vaz says. During the time I spent with these athletes, I got to inspect their traits and the way they manage to carry on with their day to day lives. People like Shashank who suffer from moderate autism have quite a few extraordinary talents. Passionate for the things they want to pursue, with no strings attached to social expectations or materialistic desires, they also have excellent memory. Such characteristics are not only ideal for the betterment of the society but any international organisation would love to bring such attributions to their team in a heartbeat. People have asked me a million times as to why I am after this story so badly, what is it that has kept me invested in the uncut, unfiltered version of their lives when all the major publications had decided to turn a blind eye? This is why. The lives of all 12,43,246 such athletes with intellectual disabilities must be given the attention and appreciation that they deserve. People like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have the following of millions and millions of Indians, as they should. They have worked and hustled hard to reach where they have but so have Ankush Saha, Dinal Jain and Shashank Mahesh.
  3. The Indian contingent for the 2019 Special Olympics, which is currently taking place in Abu Dhabi, is atop the medal tally with 30 gold, 33 silver and 32 bronze medals in events ranging from roller skating, powerlifting to table tennis. Such is the versatility of Team India. But, who cares, right? The fact that 19-year-old powerlifter Manali Manoj Shelke failed thrice, redetermined her resolve, and finally succeeded in crossing her hurdles with just a little bit of persuasion by her coach, will mean absolutely nothing to us in not more than a couple of days when the Indian Premier League (IPL) begins. Special Olympics athlete Manali Manoj Shelke shows us what a true athlete is pic.twitter.com/H2XkzIHnux — Athlete Swag (@AthleteSwag) March 15, 2019 All the effort put in by the young prodigy will be clouded by the fireworks of cricket, the sport that has achieved 'celebrity status' in a nation which takes immense pride in the diversity it possesses. No hate towards the “gentleman's game” though. The game has led to providing a living (a very luxurious one at that) for a lot of athletes, giving deals worth lakhs and crores of rupees to these players, some of whom have not even played a single game at a noteworthy level. But that's okay, right? In some days, names of Special Olympians like Supreet Singh, Rishabh Jain and Priya Prakash Gaba who, despite their disabilities, brought home the greatest laurels that they could, will be nothing more than a Google search. Hey, if they are lucky enough, maybe their names will appear in one of the questions in the next season of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Who knows? Who remembers Ranvir Singh Saini, the athlete diagnosed with autism at the age of two, who became the first Indian to win the gold in a golfing event? Who can recollect the memories of the powerhouse of a sportsperson in Phoolan Devi, who bagged yet another gold medal in powerlifting (bench press) not too long ago at the 2015 Special Olympics 2015 in Los Angeles, USA? Four days of mild to no news coverage and maybe a couple of retweets about how they have made their country proud, that's all they are worth. That's exactly what they had signed up for when they stopped feeling sorry for themselves and took up sports in this country. But, they are no cricketers so, obviously, they have no legacy. They are not worthy of well-documented stories to tell the future generations, but who cares?
  4. After serving a one-year ban in lieu to the infamous 2018 ball-tampering scandal, David Warner is geared up to make up for the lost time on the cricket field as he prepares himself to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While the upcoming edition of the IPL gets rolling from 23rd March, Warner and his 'Orange Army' will be seen in action on 24th March when they travel to the hallowed Eden Gardens to take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their opening match. On the other hand, the Hyderabad fans will also get to root for their team when they lock horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in their first home game on 29th March. And, amid all the buzz, Warner has come up with a special message for Hyderabad fans. .@davidwarner31 is back and he has a special message for you. Presenting the #500ForYou offer for our first home game #SRHvRR! This one's for you #OrangeArmy 𧡠pic.twitter.com/qePCDW5jbf — SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 11, 2019 Taking to Twitter, the Hyderabad franchise shared a brief video where the Australian cricketer was seen calling out their fans to rally behind his team in the latest season of India's cash-rich T20 league. "Hi everyone, this is David Warner, I've a special message for all the Orange Army fans thank you for showing us all the love and support for all these years. Now it's our time to give back to our loyal fans," he said in the video. But, that wasn't all. Warner also revealed that as many as 25,000 seats (for their first home game) have been made available for Hyderabad fans at just Rs 500. © Twitter/@SunRisers The 32-year-old star batsman had led the Hyderabad-based franchise to their maiden IPL title in 2016 after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the summit clash. However, his absence last season saw Kane Williamson taking over the reins as captain. Hyderabad was on the verge of claiming their second IPL title after securing their berth in the final. But, a returning Chennai Super Kings brigade broke their hearts following an eight-wicket triumph that saw them claiming their third IPL title. Going into the twelfth edition, the availability of Warner will play a key role in Hyderabad's title challenge this year.
  5. Women's Day is just round the corner, and I'm sure all you men out there are set to woo your lady love with extravagant candlelight dinners and expensive wines and larger-than-life bouquet of flowers, just to show your affection for her. But wake up, that's not what she wants. You don't need to celebrate a grandiose Women's Day date to express your love, however, you don't need to be a scrooge either. Why not look for simple and affordable ways to show your appreciation for her and celebrate in a way that doesn't break the bank? Here are some romantic ideas you can do on Women's Day, but on a budget: 1. Begin Her Day With Gifts Unsplash Starting the day itself with exchanging gifts is the best way to go. If your budget isn't too high, DIY the f*** out of it. Unlike popular opinion, your partner will certainly observe the amount of effort you've put in the gift rather than the amount of money you have spent. Think handmade jewellery. You can customize a piece to your partner's tastes by making it yourself. Craft stores carry beads in every shape, colour and style, along with the supplies to fashion them into necklaces, earrings, and brooches, and the Internet is flooded with videos and articles on DIY-jewellery. 2. Set Up A Picnic In Your Living Room Unsplash We are using the word 'picnic' here quite loosely. Do the regular picnic setting – lay down a blanket on your living room rug and you chitchat with your bae about nothing in particular. Turn off the lights and fire up some scented candles. Regular candles will also do. Some light music in the background will be perfection given the little cosy nest you've created in your living room. 3. Ditch The Fancy Restaurant Taco Bell Don't bother with fancy three-course meals and expensive wines to express your love. This Women's Day, there is a sweet surprise for women awaiting in all Taco Bell stores. Show her what a star she is to you, without burning a big hole in your pocket with Taco Bell's new Chickstar wrap. Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd know about this already. But in case you don't, fret not! It is basically a star-shaped wrap tossed with crispy chicken nachos, veggies and signature sauces of Taco Bell- Creamy Habanero and Nacho Cheese Sauce. "Yum in your tum?" Actually, we will leave the being cheesy with your girlfriend part to you. And oh, in case, either of you is vegetarian, there's a paneer version available as well. And if you're wondering how expensive this one-of-a-kind treat is, it is NOT. It will cost you ONLY Rs. 149 for the non-vegetarian wrap and Rs. 129 for the vegetarian wrap! So, rush over to your nearest stores today! 4. Plan A Scavenger Hunt And Go Down Memory Lane Unsplash Plan a scavenger hunt for her with a selection of love notes and sneak them around the house and elsewhere- her coat pockets, lunch box, her purse, etc. so she will find them during the course of the day. At the end of the hunt, you get to find old photographs and videos and watch them together and cuddle. You get the drift, don't you? 5. Gift Her A Pet! Unsplash If your loved one nurtures a soft spot for animals, why not give her a pet to remind her of you, even when you're out of town? And now if you're thinking how can this option be cheap... well, ADOPT! You get to kill two birds with one stone on Women's Day this way. Not only will your girlfriend be absolutely happy to have it, but you'll also give a home to a lovely dog, cat, hell, maybe even a lizard! The choice is yours! Hope this guide works for you the way it has for us. Let us know.
  6. Women's Day is just round the corner, and I'm sure all you men out there are set to woo your lady love with extravagant candlelight dinners and expensive wines and larger-than-life bouquet of flowers, just to show your affection for her. But wake up, that's not what she wants. You don't need to celebrate a grandiose Women's Day date to express your love, however, you don't need to be a scrooge either. Why not look for simple and affordable ways to show your appreciation for her and celebrate in a way that doesn't break the bank? Here are some romantic ideas you can do on Women's Day, but on a budget: 1. Begin Her Day With Gifts Unsplash Starting the day itself with exchanging gifts is the best way to go. If your budget isn't too high, DIY the f*** out of it. Unlike popular opinion, your partner will certainly observe the amount of effort you've put in the gift rather than the amount of money you have spent. Think handmade jewellery. You can customize a piece to your partner's tastes by making it yourself. Craft stores carry beads in every shape, colour and style, along with the supplies to fashion them into necklaces, earrings, and brooches, and the Internet is flooded with videos and articles on DIY-jewellery. 2. Set Up A Picnic In Your Living Room Unsplash We are using the word 'picnic' here quite loosely. Do the regular picnic setting – lay down a blanket on your living room rug and you chitchat with your bae about nothing in particular. Turn off the lights and fire up some scented candles. Regular candles will also do. Some light music in the background will be perfection given the little cosy nest you've created in your living room. 3. Ditch The Fancy Restaurant Taco Bell Don't bother with fancy three-course meals and expensive wines to express your love. This Women's Day, there is a sweet surprise for women awaiting in all Taco Bell stores. Show her what a star she is to you, without burning a big hole in your pocket with Taco Bell's new Chickstar wrap. Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd know about this already. But in case you don't, fret not! It is basically a star-shaped wrap tossed with crispy chicken nachos, veggies and signature sauces of Taco Bell- Creamy Habanero and Nacho Cheese Sauce. "Yum in your tum?" Actually, we will leave the being cheesy with your girlfriend part to you. And oh, in case, either of you is vegetarian, there's a paneer version available as well. And if you're wondering how expensive this one-of-a-kind treat is, it is NOT. It will cost you ONLY Rs. 149 for the non-vegetarian wrap and Rs. 129 for the vegetarian wrap! So, rush over to your nearest stores today! 4. Plan A Scavenger Hunt And Go Down Memory Lane Unsplash Plan a scavenger hunt for her with a selection of love notes and sneak them around the house and elsewhere- her coat pockets, lunch box, her purse, etc. so she will find them during the course of the day. At the end of the hunt, you get to find old photographs and videos and watch them together and cuddle. You get the drift, don't you? 5. Gift Her A Pet! Unsplash If your loved one nurtures a soft spot for animals, why not give her a pet to remind her of you, even when you're out of town? And now if you're thinking how can this option be cheap... well, ADOPT! You get to kill two birds with one stone on Women's Day this way. Not only will your girlfriend be absolutely happy to have it, but you'll also give a home to a lovely dog, cat, hell, maybe even a lizard! The choice is yours! Hope this guide works for you the way it has for us. Let us know.
  7. One of the major highlights and the TRP-driving factors of the latest season of 'Bigg Boss' was the constructed love story of Bhajan king Anup Jalota and his student Jasleen Matharu. They were introduced as a couple when they entered the house together and caused quite a stir. View this post on Instagram Jasleen and Anup during the nominations #anupjalotaji #jasleenmatharu #anupjalotaji #anupjasleen #anupjalotasongs #jasleen #jasleen #biggbosshindi #biggboss12 #contestant #nominated #nominations A post shared by BBseason12live (@biggboss12live) on Sep 25, 2018 at 3:36am PDT A lot of drama happened on the show, when Anup revealed that their relationship was made to suit the TRP for the show and in real life Jasleen was nothing more than his student. Many fans were heartbroken and even Jasleen was shown to be emotionally upset with this revelation. Post the show it was reported that all was well between them and they were amicable as teacher-student. View this post on Instagram Anup and Jasleen with the family #anupjalota #jasleen #anupjalotasongs #anupjalota #anupjalotamemes #anupjalotaji #anupjasleen #jasleenmatharu #biggbosshindi #biggbosscontestants #colourstv A post shared by BBseason12live (@biggboss12live) on Sep 20, 2018 at 12:37pm PDT In a recent interview with News18 Anup Ji was asked about his Valentine's Day plans and whether Jasleen was a part of it as well or not. “I celebrate Valentine's Day everyday and I do believe that we should celebrate and express our love everyday to our loved ones. I have special and precious Valentine's Day memories. I used to go out of India to party and celebrate.” On his plans for Jasleen, he revealed that he had her best interest at heart and was in fact looking for a suitable boy for her. “She was always my student. All the love drama was to create a hype and nothing else. In fact, I am searching for a suitable match for her to get married. I always want to see her happy, so when she will find her soulmate to express her feelings and love then she will celebrate her Valentine's Day with that special person and not with me”. View this post on Instagram Happyyyyy Birthdayyyyy to my most favourite pyaare pyaare Anup Jalota ji @jalotaanup â¤â¤â¤â¤ A post shared by Jasleen Matharu (@jasleenmatharu) on Jul 28, 2018 at 10:42pm PDT There have been many link-ups in the past in the 'Bigg Boss' house but no one has actually come forward claiming that it was actually a planned strategy except Anup Jalota. Well as they say, 'All's well that ends well'.
  8. With Valentine's Day just a few days away, most men out there are going to be hard-pressed to find a good gift for their girlfriends. If they aren't outright forgetting their girlfriend's birthday, their anniversary or Valentine's Day itself, then they are often giving them gifts that are, to put it mildly, pretty basic. Women tend to be better at getting the right gifts for the men in their lives, but they are plagued with a different type of problem - the sheer lack of good and varied gifting options (particularly grooming essentials!) for men out there. Considering neither of those reasons should stop anyone from making their valentine feel incredibly special, we at MensXP have compiled a list of the best gifting boxes you can give your bae this Valentine's Day. You can thank us later! 1) This Enigmatic Endearment Gift Box From Raw Nature For Your Girlfriend © Raw Nature Now of all things you can give as a potential gift, this Enigmatic Endearment gift box from Raw Nature is probably going to make her the happiest. After all, just one look at all of the incredible grooming essentials for women that it comes stocked with, and you'll know precisely why we've included it in our list. Featuring a Volcanic Gold Clay body wash, a fast absorbing and indulgent night cream, and a radiance restoring Red Clay face wash (this one is specially formulated for dry skin), this gift box makes for the perfect Valentine's gift. MRP: Rs. 2877 Buy it here 2) This 'The Lovely Couple' Gift Box From Raw Nature For Your Girlfriend © Raw Nature As the name suggests itself, 'The Lovely Couple' gift box makes for another treasure trove of grooming essentials that your girlfriend is absolutely going to love. There are two primary reasons for this. Firstly, it features Raw Nature's best selling Caramel & Cedarwood Moisturiser, that will ensure your girlfriend's skin always stays nourished and hydrated. And secondly, it comes equipped with the Malt & Pepper Vanilla body wash that comes enriched with antioxidants, absorbs all skin impurities, and will also help your bae protect her skin against environmental aggressors. MRP: Rs. 1442 Buy it here 3) This 'Grooming For Love' Gift Box From Raw Nature For Your Boyfriend © Raw Nature Ladies, now it's time for you to get something a little extra special for your man. This 'Grooming For Love' gift box is where you can start, as it comes equipped with some of the best grooming products for men out there. The Volcanic Gold Clay body wash will deeply cleanse and reinvigorate his skin, whereas the Volcanic Green Clay face wash will make sure his face doesn't get bogged down by dust and dirt particles. This face wash is particularly helpful if your boyfriend harbours oily skin. Finally, it also comes equipped with a Macadamia Oil & Cedarwood shampoo that isn't just SLS and paraben free, but will also nourish his dry and brittle hair, all the while reducing his likelihood of having to deal with hair loss. MRP: Rs. 2435 Buy it here 4) This 'Expression Of Eternal Love' Grooming Box For Your Boyfriend © Raw Nature While this one is priced a tad bit on the higher side, it gives you more than enough bang for your buck to not only warrant a place on our list, but also make for an amazing Valentine's Day gift for your boyfriend. It comes equipped with five (yes, five!) premium grooming essentials that warrant a place in any Indian man's grooming kit. These include the Volcanic Gold Clay body wash, the Volcanic Green Clay face wash, the Helichrysum & Sage Oil Night Cream, the Macadamia Oil & Cedarwood shampoo , and even a Caramel & Cedarwood moisturiser. What else could you possibly ask for from a potential gift? MRP: Rs. 4548 Buy it here 5) This 'Gift Of Love' Grooming Box For Your Boyfriend © Raw Nature Finally, all the ladies out there looking for a gift for their valentine need not look any further than this 'Gift Of Love' grooming box from Raw Nature's catalogue. Yet again, Raw Nature has come out with a treasure trove of grooming essentials, the likes of which you rarely get to see in the market. From their Activated Charcoal & Quinoa face wash and Volcanic Green Clay & Acai Oil, to their Caramel & Cedarwood moisturiser, your valentine will keep singing your praises when you get him this grooming box. MRP: Rs. 1947 Buy it here
  9. After not being a part of the playing XI for two ODIs against New Zealand, which led to some of his fans speculate his surprise WWE Royal Rumble appearance this year, MS Dhoni was back with the squad to play the fifth and final match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington after healing from a hamstring injury. In the former skipper's absence, the team had suffered a massive blow in the fourth ODI in Hamilton when the batting order completely imploded leading to one of the worst batting performances by the Men in Blue, in the history of Indian cricket as they were wrapped up at 92 runs, total. On making his return though, it felt as if Dhoni had never left the team as he continued to read the rival batsman's posture and coached the bowlers accordingly from behind the stumps in his usual loud-mouthed manner as we saw in the first ODI as well when the keeper helped spinner Kuldeep Yadav bag Trent Boult's wicket to end the Kiwis' innings. We have come to terms with the fact that every game MS Dhoni plays will have a special 'MS Dhoni Highlight'. In Wellington too, arguably the best wicket keeper of our time, Dhoni had a highlight all to his own when he ran out New Zealand's middle order batsman, James Neesham. Ms dhoni 10years challenge ð¥ð#Dhoni #MSDhoni #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/FLPOcPFqEc — Lachu (@Msdlachu) February 3, 2019 As the entire team cried loud for an LBW appeal on a Kedar Jadhav delivery, a distracted Neesham moved out of the crease for a split second and that's when MS Dhoni capitalised as he threw the ball directly at the stumps to take the Kiwi's wicket. The real fun, however, began once the match was over and the Indian side won the series 4-1, when the International Cricket Council (ICC) replied to Japanese artist Yoko Ono's life-advice seeking tweet with probably the best response from the 2000+ response long thread. Never leave your crease with MS Dhoni behind the stumps! https://t.co/RoUp4iMpX6 — ICC (@ICC) February 3, 2019 With a brilliant sportsmanship, James Neesham also responded to the tweet: Thanks for all the advice. Figure out where the ball is, then run. Gotcha ð — Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) February 3, 2019 After winning their 9th bilateral ODI series since the 2017 Champions Trophy, India look ready to for a three-game T20I series against New Zealand starting 6th February 2019.
  10. Actress Shamita Shetty turned 40 in style with an exotic vacation with her loved ones in Phuket. Bollywood stars know how to party, and she is Shilpa Shetty's sister, so how do you expect anything ordinary? View this post on Instagram Day 1 bday celebrations ð°ð­ð #friendsforever #friendslikefamily #instapic #instafun #birthdaygirl ð·ð¥ð¸ð¬â¤ï¸ A post shared by Shamita Shetty (@shamitashetty_official) on Jan 31, 2019 at 8:33pm PST View this post on Instagram Coz my #shamsters gangstas!! #friendslikefamily #friendsforever #instapic #instalove A post shared by Shamita Shetty (@shamitashetty_official) on Jan 31, 2019 at 1:37am PST The actress is currently in Phuket and while money can buy you a lot of happiness and possibly every birthday gift you'd imagine, but still there are a few things that no amount of currency can buy. What are the odds of Thor aka Chris Hemsworth sending a birthday video from continents apart for your birthday? Well, none if you ask us, but then this is a Bollywood beauty we're talking about. Shamita's birthday gift which probably surpassed all others that she might have got was a special message from the thunder god himself! View this post on Instagram Ok this really made my bday!!! Thankyou @chrishemsworth and ofcourse my darling @rudhrakshjaiswal1 !!!u r the sweetest!!!ðð»â¤ï¸ A post shared by Shamita Shetty (@shamitashetty_official) on Feb 2, 2019 at 7:21am PST Of course, it left everyone dying with jealousy and wondering HOW did that happen. View this post on Instagram Be a mermaid and make waves ð ð§‍âï¸ @shamitashetty_official ð.. This one way to make the pool hotð #birthdaygoals #sistersquad #lsisterlove #waterbabies #soakingupthesun #love #gratitude #phuketdiaries A post shared by Shilpa Shetty Kundra (@theshilpashetty) on Feb 2, 2019 at 3:08am PST Well, we're really jealous and stoked at the same time. First Drake wished Athiya Shetty on her birthday, our 'pardesi' boy Nick ended up marrying our 'desi' girl PC , now Thor has a wish for Shamita Shetty. If these are not the biggest crossovers then I don't know what is!
  11. If you're crushing really hard on Yami Gautam then you must be in a place to praise her excellent performance in 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'. The underrated actress did a phenomenal job in her role for the film and it was well appreciated as well. The film, on an autopilot has become the first film of the year to cross the 100-crore mark. © Twitter With some relatable and real performances by the cast, we're actually hoping they get due recognition for it. But what's interesting is the fact Yami has already been appreciated for her role as an intelligence officer, by the 'core' people, who should be appreciating her role--the jawans. The actress has been lauded for her portrayal of an intelligence officer by the BSF regiment in Amritsar, while she was in the city to promote her film. © Zee Studio While in Amritsar, the jawans felicitated her and praised her performance. If you've seen 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', you'd know the depth and the dedication both the characters, that of Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam display. Yami also received a token of appreciation from the senior officers of the regiment. "BSF is the first line of defense of our country and it gives me immense pride to have met the jawans in person. I am overwhelmed by their kind gesture." Yami said while receiving the token. She also added that the entire team has been receiving a lot of appreciation for the great content they've delivered, all across the country, especially from the armed forces and the others who serve the country. © Twitter 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' is based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army on seven terrorist launch pads, across the Line of Control, on September 29, 2016, in a retaliation to terror attacks in the army camp of Uri. The film was a box office hit with everyone giving their best to the movie and towards the country's valour. Especially Yami Gautam, who's experiencing a new kind of josh now, we're guessing!
  12. Ranveer Singh was just spotted wearing, what we think, is the most interesting piece of clothing we have seen in a while. He wore a longline shirt (it's a shirt that's long - like a kurta with buttons all the way down) designed by the esteemed Rajesh Pratap Singh. What struck us was the print on that shirt. It was dotted with (well, they weren't exactly dots, much bigger, but that describes the pattern) Jimi Hendrix heads. Say what? Take a look. © Viral Bhayani Well, you probably can't see it here because of the angle, so here is a picture of him wearing it as a part of one of his airport looks a while back. © Viral Bhayani Staying true to his reputation of being the king of eccentric clothes, Ranveer chose to sport the king of Rock on his clothes this time. Any rock enthusiast will be thrilled to own that shirt, irrespective of whether they are a 'fashionista' or not. Even though the shirt is supremely eye-catching at first glance, it doesn't look or feel 'outrageous' - something Ranveer wouldn't have the slightest problem with, even if it were. Plus, looking at it fills you up with this vibe of quiet longing, and a rush of nostalgia. Perhaps that has to do with Jimi's expression. © Viral Bhayani Isn't that a dope piece of clothing? We bet every guitarist would kill to own that shirt, and for good reason. © Viral Bhayani Let's just say when it comes to Ranveer, it always goes like: another day, another outfit we're jealous of.
  13. From not giving her the time that she wants (and deserves!) to spending more hours scoring goals on FIFA, MEN, being the silly beings that they are, often end up leaving their girlfriends infuriated, looking nothing short of the red emotion in Riley's mind in Inside Out- “Anger.” If you are in a relationship, you must already know that ruffling your girlfriend's feathers to an extent that she swears to never see your face is only a matter of seconds. On the other hand, it may take you days, weeks or even years to make up for the minutest of errors that you make in your relationship. Fret not! With 2018 departing and 2019 gearing up to enter our yards, you have (once again!) been blessed with the opportunity to do everything that you can to make up for the mistakes you made the previous years, and make your lady love feel pampered. So, to help you navigate through, we have come up with a list of gestures that you must employ and inculcate in your habits if you want to ensure that your New Year is indeed a happy one. Hop aboard! Surprise Her With Gifts Every Now And Then © Idiva While they might not mention it all the time, they expect you to take a hint, and understand for yourself that WOMEN LOVE GIFTS! The cyberspace is chock-a-block with a wide range of gifting variants to choose from, so you cannot resort to lame excuses for not surprising her with the best of presents (you know who you are!). All you need to do is learn about her interests, and pick a gift accordingly. If your girlfriend is an avid reader, you can always get her a great read from the genre that she loves, or a Kindle, so she has plenty of space to stack her favourite books. Similarly, if your girlfriend makes sure that her skin and hair are maintained, then you can bestow on her all the essentials that she would absolutely love to own. See, it is as simple as this. Pro Tip: If you have no knowledge of the leading skin and hair care products in the market, we urge you to go ahead and order this iDiva beauty box. This treasure trove constitutes of the leading beauty products in the market including Indulgeo's rose gold oil, Pantene's oil replacement cream, Aroma Magic's grapefruit face wash and more! Buy it here 2. Plan Surprise Getaways © Instagram/ Neha Dupia The mundane lives that we all lead, more often than not, end up taking a toll on our relationships. Given the hectic schedules, and lack of time that we are all cursed with, taking out some peaceful time for your dearest one can get really difficult. However, it is way more essential than one may realise, or you can end up stuck in a stale relationship. This is where romantic vacations pave their way into the scene! A quaint getaway can be highly relaxing and healthy for your relationship, and lend it the spark that it lacked. So, take out some time and book tickets to a tranquilising vacation spot, and urge your lady love to take some time off and hop aboard! 3. Shower Her With Compliments © Instagram/ Genelia Deshmukh Women love and cherish getting adored by the man that they are seeing for it makes them feel that you always have your eyeballs stuck on them. So, from her perfectly fitting dress to her heels, neck-piece, and even that teeny-tiny nose-pin that she dons occasionally, make sure you observe her from head to toe and shower her in compliments that she legit deserves. While we are not suggesting you go for cheesy lines such as “Is your body from McDonald's? Cause I'm lovin' it!” we are certainly suggesting you show her that you are still interested in her and that you admire every little thing about her. 4. Take Her On Frequent Date Nights © Instagram/ Virat Kohli Revelling in a romantic candlelight dinner in the shade of a bazillion stars is the idea for an idyllic date night for many, and we are definitely not complaining. If you and your lady love are short on time, or lack enough funds to head out on vacation, you can always take her out on a romantic date, and relish a great conversation while tucking into some delicious grub, and sipping on a nice glass of wine. Make this a frequent affair to keep her happy and contented for all 365 days of the year. 5. Make As Many Memories As You Can © Instagram/ Karan Singh Grover In the coming year, head out on exciting road trips, dive deep into the oceans, or simply participate in panipuri eating competitions, but make sure that you are doing all sorts of crazy things with your loved one by your side, and in turn making a plethora of memories. Besides actually doing all this stuff together, make sure you are recording them in photographs and videos, for as Ed Sheeran says, “We keep the love in the photographs, we made these memories for ourselves...” So, when you are 50, and locking horns over electricity bills, you can look back and relive the amazing time that you had together.
  14. On 29th December 2017, Malappuram's Inzamam Ul-Haq and Fidha Sanam named their newborn after former German midfielder and Arsenal footballer Mesut Ozil. The club made a video with the child's father and uploaded it on their social media handles titled 'A story of a special young fan from Kerala', which got around 1.8 million views and caught the superstar's attention himself. “I have always been an Arsenal fan, the mighty team which included French legend Thierry Henry attracted me towards the club since my school days,” Inzamam told News18. One year later, the die-hard fan of the Gunners was surprised with a gift from Ozil himself. The German had sent a personally autographed Arsenal jersey for his namesake to celebrate his first birthday. Arsenal FC also uploaded a video montage on their Facebook page, in which the midfielder wisheD the boy a happy birthday and thanked the family for being true fans of the club. Overwhelmed with excitement, Inzamam says that the jersey was a gift for all the Arsenal fans in India. “This means a lot to us. You will always be in our prayers and we wish to see you soon,” he said in the video. Arsenal FC, which is currently ranked fifth in the Premier League with 19 points, has a subsidiary organisation in Thrissur, Kerala by the name of Arsenal Kerala Football Club (AKFC) to which the jersey was sent directly from the football star. We are really happy now as our little Ozil is going to celebrate his birthday on Sunday. I don't know how to express my happiness now,” Inzamam told Times of India.
  15. The Badshah of B-town is no less than royalty for his fans and admirers, who treat Shah Rukh Khan like the king that he is. While such fawning and swooning is acceptable and even expected from fans and admirers, it goes on to say a lot when the director of your upcoming film goes out of his way to literally treat you like a king! SRK's latest film 'Zero' hits the screens tomorrow, and as per reports, film director Aanand L. Rai didn't just recreate Meerut with a massive, true to life set in Mumbai, for the movie, but also flew down 300 local artists from the ancient city to bring authenticity to the film. View this post on Instagram She is soooo hot in Husn Parcham that we have to keep her in a tub on the sets. The Beautiful Babita. #HusnParcham A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Dec 12, 2018 at 9:57am PST As per a TOI report, the makers of 'Zero' created a huge set in Mumbai that replicated the iconic Ghantaghar and other intricate touches were added to get the vibes and feel of the city right in the film. For all those who might not yet be aware that actor Zeeshan Ayyub, who plays the character of Bauua in the the movie, hails from Meerut. He's the one who helped SRK get his accent and mannerisms right. View this post on Instagram Aafia, Babita, Guddu, Ashok! Ye pehle hi kam the jo ye ek aur aa gaya! Par cute toh hai ye! #2DaysToZero @anushkasharma @katrinakaif @aanandlrai @redchilliesent @cypplofficial A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Dec 18, 2018 at 10:39am PST Like all things royal about Badshah Khan, this special addition is sure to add its own charm to the movie. It is, however, SRK as a Meerut lad that has gotten us all excited, besides of course his performance as a vertically challenged man in the movie. View this post on Instagram All in one frame ð#ZeroPromotions @iamsrk @katrinakaif @aanandlrai A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Dec 17, 2018 at 2:32am PST Starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif besides the man of the moment, the movie is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
  16. You have read her name in headlines all this week, you have seen her trending on all social media platforms and you know you have already stalked her on Instagram, but there is very little that is known about Harleen Sethi, a gorgeous woman with immense talent inculcated in her. View this post on Instagram But "just friends" don't look at each other like that ð #justsaying #aankhonhiaankhonmein #indianwedding #ranipink #anitadongre #gotapatti A post shared by Harleen Sethi (@itsharleensethi) on Sep 21, 2018 at 8:25am PDT Just like most people on the internet, our curiosity got the best of us and we finally got to speak to the beautiful woman herself. I had a few questions in mind before we talked, you know how you try do a bit of Google search, gather whatever little information you can, wondering how the celebrity in question will be like. We hit it off well from the word 'Hello' because first of all, similar names you see, and secondly, Harleen comes across as a very warm person. My first obvious question was that how did acting happened to this pretty woman. Harleen spoke about the days when she was a dancer and during one of the projects where she was a dancer, she got the offer to do an ad film. Then one thing led to another and before she knew it, she had already done over 50 to 70 odd ad films. View this post on Instagram Yours truly 'फ़à¥à¤²'ing it ðºð»(Part 1) Directed by @niteshtiwari22 Choreography @caesar2373 Music by @ameet_trivedi Shot by @tapanbasu Styling by @urvashishah99 And all this for @zee5 #zee5 #feel A post shared by Harleen Sethi (@itsharleensethi) on Feb 16, 2018 at 10:27pm PST View this post on Instagram My first project down South with the heart-throb Dulquer Salmaan..directed by the lovely @bhanuprakasan #anotherfirst #goingsouth #malabardevelopers #architect #dubbed #southfilmindustry #dulquersalmaan #harleensethi A post shared by Harleen Sethi (@itsharleensethi) on Jul 23, 2017 at 11:53pm PDT Harleen never dabbled with dramatics and here she was, becoming a rising star in the ad world and being noticed for not just her looks and stellar dance, but the confidence she could ooze on the screen. She is currently being seen on ALT Balaji's web series titled 'Broken But Beautiful', which Harleen explains is about how two broken people , who are stuck in time in their respective ways, meet and end up being a mirror for the other person. The love story is a mature, complicated and a layered one which takes you on a journey of its own. View this post on Instagram Yeh Kya Hua ⤠When i heard @shreyaghoshal was going to be singing for me I was over the moon.. Still am!!! Show releases on 27th Nov at 1pm on @altbalaji #BrokenButBeautiful #2daystogo #AltBalajiOriginal A post shared by Harleen Sethi (@itsharleensethi) on Nov 24, 2018 at 11:33pm PST I asked her about the kind of roles she'd like to take up and if there was any role she'd love to do and she was quick to add that she is a fan of women-centric roles and Alia's role in 'Raazi' would be something she'd have loved to take up. Amongst the name of directors who she really wants to work with, Imtiaz Ali , Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane are on top of the list. Moving to her favourite actors she'd like to share the screen with, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal made it to Harleen's list. View this post on Instagram I am. Photographer ð· @amitverma_in A post shared by Harleen Sethi (@itsharleensethi) on Nov 21, 2018 at 10:09pm PST When Vicky's name came, I had to address the elephant in the room so I was quite eager to ask about the rumours doing the rounds about this wonderful lady being the special someone in B-town's eligible bachelor Vicky Kaushal's life. For some context, the handsome actor was on Neha Dhupia's show where he was asked to dedicate a song for Harleen and he was quick to sing Diljit's 'Do You Know'. View this post on Instagram He's self obsessed and we are obsessed with him. Hear @vickykaushal09 at his most wicked best on #nofilterneha only on @saavn Co produced by @wearebiggirl ð link in bio âï¸ A post shared by Neha Dhupia (@nehadhupia) on Nov 22, 2018 at 1:28am PST Naturally, I had to ask her if she could throw some light and put our curious minds to rest because there are girls who have their hearts broke thinking about Vicky not being single, and then there are boys who have realised that Harleen is their latest crush and are already crushed wondering if she is not single as well! She of course has a hearty laugh (that too a melodious, musical one), and then spills the beans on their 'bond'. 'We share a good bond, there is a kind of comfort level we have that is wonderful', she says. I ask her if she would dedicate a song for him, so she adds that Diljit's 'Putt Jatt Da' would describe him well. If you're wondering how did they meet, well, they met at a party, through common friends and connected instantly. Well, that's exactly how love stories blossom in today's age after all! We can't wait for the two 'close friends' to work together in a project soon and let their natural chemistry reflect on the screen.
  17. Moms are special, aren't they? From being our moral compass to always looking out for our best interests, it won't be wrong to assume that our lives would be infinitely worse without their presence. Despite this, they are, more often than not, not appreciated enough for everything they do even though they are basically the Wonder Woman in our lives. You don't even have to be a momma's boy to understand that. In fact, considering everything they do for us - including the unconditional love they shower us with, how they know what we want or need even before we do, and how they are always our biggest and loudest cheerleaders - it's only fitting to suggest that they deserve to be showered with love and gratitude. So to help you appreciate your mom more, here are give special gifts you should think about getting for her. 1. The iDiva Beauty Box That Will Upgrade Her Grooming Arsenal © iDiva Considering your mom too deserves to have the best beauty products in her grooming arsenal, why not get her the iDiva beauty box? The perfect collection of premium skin and hair care products such as an enriching grapefruit face wash from Aroma Magic, a nourishing Rose Gold oil from Indulgeo Essentials, an anti-ageing cream from Olay and a lavender water mist from Juicy Chemistry, among others, getting her the iDiva beauty box will make for the perfect gift to make her feel valued. MRP: Rs. 1,699 Buy it here 2. This Adorable Mug From Poster Guy That Lets Her Know What You Think Of Her © Amazon If your mom loves sipping on her warm cup of chai every morning, or is addicted to drinking coffee, then this will make for an adorable (and useful!) gift for her. Apart from putting a smile on her face every time she drinks from this cup, it also happens to be an incredibly affordable option for all those who might be on a budget or are perpetually broke all the time. MRP: Rs. 399 Buy it here 3. This Beautiful Rose Gold Watch From Fossil © Amazon If you don't have any budget constraints, then opting for this beautiful rose gold watch from Fossil makes a lot of sense. Apart from being an incredibly stylish accessory that she will surely love, it also happens to be made of stainless steel (making it more durable), and comes with two years of warranty! MRP: Rs. 5,277 Buy it here 4. The Saregama Carvaan That Will Take Care Of All Of Her Musical Cravings © Amazon If your mom loves listening to old school classics from legends like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar or Mohammed Rafi, then the Saregama Carvaan will make for a great gift for her. Available in seven different colours, it's preloaded with up to 5000 songs from legendary Bollywood singers, comes equipped with a rechargeable battery that can last for up to five hours, and can also be connected via Bluetooth and USB, making it the perfect musical accessory for your mom. MRP: Rs. 5,707 Buy it here 5. This Eternity Now Fragrance From Calvin Klein That Will Become Her Go-To Perfume © Amazon Finally, you can gift her this amazing and captivating cologne from Calvin Klein. Infused with the richness of fruity and floral notes, this enchanting perfume will certainly become your mom's go-to fragrance for any social outings she'd want to attend. MRP: Rs. 5,350 Buy it here
  18. Last month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a tricky photograph of Indian cricketers who were seen glued to their iPads and mobile phones while waiting for departure at the Mumbai airport. The Indian cricket board then revealed that the Indian stars, including the likes of MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Manish Pandey were playing a multiplayer game and asked fans to guess the name of the game. As we wait for the departure announcement from Mumbai, some of them are playing a very popular multiplayer game. #TeamIndia Any guesses? pic.twitter.com/Y1n8AdHxhn — BCCI (@BCCI) October 30, 2018 "As we wait for the departure announcement from Mumbai, some of them are playing a very popular multiplayer game," the BCCI had tweeted. As soon as the tweet caught the attention of Indian cricket fans, everyone quickly came to a general consensus that Dhoni and his teammates were playing PUBG - a popular multiplayer shooting game. While the BCCI didn't really disclose the name of the shooting game they were playing, Dhoni's recent comments (special request to be precise) further establishes his love for PUBG. As Virat Kohli turned 30 on 5th November, the BCCI shared a birthday video for the Indian captain. #HappyBirthdayVirat Wishes galore for the Indian captain from the team as he celebrates his 30th Birthday. Here's to many more match-winning moments and ðð in the cabinet. Full video here - https://t.co/MCnjtfoIuD pic.twitter.com/Yr83r8LPyS — BCCI (@BCCI) November 5, 2018 The video comprised of birthday messages and wishes for Kohli from his Team India mates, head coach Ravi Shastri and the support staff. But, it was Dhoni, who was seen leading the wishes in the video, who caught our attention. While wishing his successor on his special day, Dhoni made a special request: "Hi Virat, wish you a very happy birthday. I know you are a big PUBG fan because I've just found this old picture of yours. So, why don't you come and especially teach Manish Pandey how to play a first-person shooting game". Apart from Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja was seen urging Kohli to consume rice, flatbread (roti) and lots of sweets. On the other hand, Kedar Jadhav wished: "May you get younger and fitter with every passing day and handsome too". The video ends with Shastri's wish for the 30-year-old batsman. "On behalf of the entire support team, a very happy birthday. Happy 25th, that's what we believe you are. Have an absolute blast," Shastri said. Wishing you a lot of success and happiness in the year ahead. Happy Birthday, @imvkohli! pic.twitter.com/HcXX88rXJn — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 5, 2018 Earlier in the day, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, too, wrote a warm message for Kohli on Twitter. "Wishing you a lot of success and happiness in the year ahead. Happy Birthday, @imvkohli!," he tweeted. Terrorising opposition bowlers and shattering batting records, the Indian skipper has been in blistering form this year. During the recently-concluded ODI series against West Indies, Kohli broke Tendulkar's record to become the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs. While the Little Master took 259 innings to achieve the feat, Kohli needed just 205 innings to beat his idol.
  19. The latest star-kid on the block who is set to take her first step in the industry is Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter Sara Ali Khan. Her debut movie 'Kedarnath' is being produced under the Balaji banner along with KriArj Entertainment, and stars Sushant Singh Rajput in the male lead. The makers of 'Kedarnath' have now launched the first look poster of the film, and going by the poster it seems that the movie indeed holds a lot of potential for the debutante. No tragedy, no wrath of nature, no act of God can defeat the power of love! Presenting the official #KedarnathPoster, teaser out at 12 noon @itsSSR #SaraAliKhan @RSVPMovies @RonnieScrewvala @gitspictures @pragyadav_ @ZeeMusicCompany #Kedarnath #jaibholenath ð pic.twitter.com/lgdgIwC2db — Abhishek Kapoor (@Abhishekapoor) October 29, 2018 Set against the backdrop of the tragic floods that rocked the pilgrimage town of Kedarnath in 2013, the story traces the journey of faith and love in the troubled times of tragedy. The tale narrates the story of love's raging tides as it washes over Mansoor and Mukku, played by Sushant and Sara respectively. Director Abhishek Kapoor posted, “No tragedy, no wrath of nature, no act of God can defeat the power of love!”, along with the film's first look poster. The plot traces the love story of Mansoor, a pithoo, and Mukku who stirs up a storm by coming into his life. Here's the teaser that released this noon: While the plot seems promising and the chemistry between the lead pair looks convincing, we aren't too sure about the special effects that have been put to use in the movie. The tragedy of the flood peeks through the love story that is set to unravel this winter. Nonetheless, the teaser sure seems like this would be a great debut movie for Sara, and as co-producer Ekta Kapoor said in a DNA interview, “When we heard the story, we knew this was it. It's Sara's debut opposite Sushant. That makes it a fresh pair and adds an edge to the project. 'Kedarnath' is an emotional and riveting tale that blends India's beauty with a love story from the heartland.”
  20. When it comes to giving gifts, men harbour a really bad reputation, especially when it has to do with getting gifts for the women in their lives. After all, women all over the world will vouch for the alarmingly high number of gifts they've gotten from their husbands, boyfriends or best friends, that have either not lived up to the mark or, to put it lightly, have found their way to the trash can. So needless to say, a gifting guide for men can prove to be incredibly handy, especially when Diwali is just a few days away and you'll be required to get fancy gifts for your loved ones. And so on that note, here are 5 innovative gifts that you could get for the special women in your lives to make her Diwali an incredibly memorable one - and for all the right reasons! 1) The iDiva Beauty Box © iDiva If you get your girl the iDiva Beauty Box, you probably won't stop hearing your praises till the end of next year. After all, the iDiva Beauty Box is, without question, the best thing you could gift to the ladies in your life as it pretty much has it all. Be it the mauve pink matte lipstick from Sugar, the Grapefruit face wash from Aroma Magic, or the Rose Gold daily oil from Indulgeo Essentials - trust us, your girlfriend/wife/bestie will absolutely LOVE owning all of these grooming essentials from reputable brands! And the fact that you can get this box, with up to 11 premium grooming essentials, for just Rs 1,699 is pretty much the icing on the cake. MRP: Rs 1,699 Buy it here 2) Forest Essentials Fragrant Bath Care, 200ml © Amazon What makes this fragrant bath care set from Forest Essentials such an amazing gift, apart from the richness of the Ayurvedic properties it comes equipped with, is the beautiful packaging that is certain to impress your girlfriend, wife or best friend. As it comes equipped with a body mist, a luxury soap, a body lotion and a shower butter, it also makes for a gift that gives you incredible value for money. MRP: Rs 3,975 Buy it here 3) Titan Raga Analog Mother of Pearl Dial Women's Watch © Amazon Whether it's the beautiful Mother of Pearl dial or the stainless steel strap, this analogue watch from Titan Raga will make for a great gift for the special women in your lives. While it's a bit on the higher side, it's guaranteed to be a worthy and long-term investment, one that you'd never regret making the moment you see the sheer joy on her face when she receives this gift. MRP: Rs 5,070 Buy it here 4) All-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) © Amazon The Echo Dot is possibly the best smart speaker that you could own for a budgeted rate. And one look at all of its kickass features makes it a great Diwali gift to give as well. After all, not only is it connected to Alexa, but it also comes equipped with four far-field microphones, comes with the ability to control compatible smart lights, will act as a great speaker for any house parties you may host and happens to be easy to set up as well. MRP: Rs 2,999 Buy it here 5) Colorbar MakeUp Kit, 220g © Amazon When all else fails, try gifting her that one thing that she'll ALWAYS be in need of - makeup! And as it turns out, this starter makeup kit from Colorbar makes for a great Diwali gift as well. Equipped with a nail paint, lipstick, kajal and a blush, it will pretty much check off all of her makeup requirements, all the while making sure that you get her a great gift for an affordable rate. MRP: Rs 938 Buy it here
  21. The Xiaomi Mi A2 and POCO F1 have taken the Indian market by storm, and every brand is trying to catch up with the hype. Last month, Realme launched the Realme 2 which wasn't the successor everyone was expecting it to be. Today, the brand has unveiled the Realme 2 Pro, that intends to take on the midrange segment of the market. Unlike the Realme 1's beautiful pattern back panel, the Realme 2 Pro has a polycarbonate build and looks cheap. While the brand has lowered down on the looks of the phone, it has equally amped up the internals. The phone is being targeted towards the youth and even the launch was done at a University. Trying to offer maximum value for the buck, the Realme 2 Pro will go up against Android One devices like the Mi A2 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus. © MensXP Coming to the specifications, it has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone has a water drop notch and in effect, boasts a higher screen to body ratio than the Realme 2. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor and comes in three variants. The first one starts with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, the second one offers 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage while the third offers 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone also includes a microSD card slot for memory expansion. © MensXP The Realme 2 Pro features a dual camera set up at the rear, comprising of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing camera. An 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling is present on the front. The camera units come with AI-powered features like intelligent-scene-detection, portrait mode, and more. Backing the phone is a 4,350mAh battery that charges via a micro-USB port. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1 skin out of the box. The Realme brand was earlier a sub-brand of OPPO but now changed paths and runs as an independent brand. The 4GB variant costs Rs 13,990, the 6GB variant costs Rs 15,990, and the 8GB variant costs Rs 17,990. The phone will be available exclusively via Flipkart.
  22. India is the land of art and culture - in our land every colour holds a meaning and every thread or stitch tells you a story. A land where magic lies between the folds of our palms and takes the form of exquisite pieces of handicraft, be it the ones you adorn your body with or the ones that decorate your abode. The history and heritage that India holds within its pretty valleys and tiny hamlets, as well as the inexplicable talents that stay hidden amongst the bustling or solitary bylanes of long forgotten villages remains unheard of and often unexplored to a great extent. Until of course a man who goes by the name of Puneet Chawla decided to dig further and explore this arena of Indian culture and heritage. An idea gave birth to a platform that brought forth and displayed some of India's most magnificent and forgotten forms of handicrafts. Jaypore's origin lay in its inherent need to open the pathways of interaction and collaboration between India's talented artisans and a consumer that has an elevated taste and eye for authentic Indian crafts and goods. © MensXP Tracing The Roots Jaypore was born out of Puneet's desire to explore the international market for Indian handicrafts thereby also providing work and recognition to innumerable artisans in the country who were waiting to be discovered. What started as a one man and two women army, working out of an old haveli in Delhi's Shahpur Jat, the initially launched online e-commerce brand has now expanded to launch its first offline store a couple of months back, with the second one already set to open its door to public real soon. From humble beginnings to monetary and manforce struggles, Jaypore has seen it all. Thriving on its credibility and positive recommendations from customers through word-of-mouth and honest reviews, Jaypore today ships 25-30,000 products a month! They work closely with around 1,00,000 artisans from every state in India and of which almost 70% are women! © MensXP Known for their extensive collection of premium artisanal lifestyle products with a contemporary touch to them, the brand is a major hit both online and offline. Puneet takes immense pride in every vendor Jaypore is associated with and finds and alignment between their beliefs that craft isn't merely a business but a way of life for the craftsmen in India. Having had the vision to provide a platform to these the fast disappearing forms of art, his brand today works with almost every craft technique, from every state in the subcontinent. © MensXP Since its inception in 2012, Jaypore today boasts of a vendor base that's over one thousand in number every quarter and a customer base that topples over a whopping 1,00,000! Now they even have an offline store that they launched recently in GK-I and that's one move that's close to Puneet's heart. He feels that the Indian customer loves to touch and feel all the products they invest in and the store provides that opportunity to his trusting consumers.They have kept the store subtle and ensured that every product gets visibility while maintain a sense of abundance and discovery in the store. © MensXP Puneet considers himself very lucky to have come across the angel investor who invested in his business idea and saw potential in it at the very initial stage of Jaypore's making. They survived on the same investment for the next three years and went for their Series A funding only in 2016 and so far they have raised a total of 50 crores in the last five years. Puneet also places a lot of importance and value on experimentation and risk taking attitude to continuously grow and evolve as a brand that continues to cater to the needs of the artisans as well as the valuable consumer-base that Jaypore holds. For Puneet that last five years have all been about discovery, passion and adding value to people's lives. Not only did he bring exposure to Indian handicrafts on an international level, he has always made his customers his priority and served them with honesty and dedication, thereby bring immense success to the brand. Such an inspiring story we must say!
  23. Can you imagine living life without having your bros around you? Things would become so much more difficult (and an awful lot boring) if that were to be the case. I mean who would you go to the gym with? Who would you call when you are craving a beer at 11 in the night? Who would be your wingman? Needless to say, they hold an incredibly unique place in our lives. So why not celebrate them by getting them a really cool gift? Especially with Friendship Day being this Sunday? So to help you celebrate the Jai to your Veeru and the Barney to your Ted this Friendship Day, here are 5 amazing gifts you could give them that would make them feel really special. 1) This MensXP Man Box That Will Upgrade Their Grooming Game Have you ever wondered why there aren't as many (and of as good a quality) grooming essentials catering to men as there are those that cater to their female counterparts? Well, while that's majorly a problem with the grooming industry as a whole, MensXP has come up with a Man Box that will upgrade any man's grooming game. The 5X razor from Spruce Shave Club, a post-shave balm from Bombay Shaving Company, a face wash from Raw Nature and a hair gel from Ustraa are just a few of the seven amazing products that would make for an incredible gift for your bros. MRP: Rs 899 (After special Friendship Day discount) Buy it here 2) These Amazing Bottle-Openers That Are Uber Cool © Amazon India If your bro is someone who loves his beers as much as George R.R Martin loves killing characters, then these uber cool tiny bottle-openers would make for an amazing Friendship Day gift. Apart from ensuring that they always have a bottle-opener around, you'd also probably help your bro prevent a trip to the dentist. And since they cost just Rs. 198, they are super affordable as well. MRP: Rs 198 Buy it here 3) Naveed Arts - 3D Illusion LED lamp -7 Colour Changing for Decoration(Multicolour) © Amazon India While all of us reel from the aftermath of Avengers Infinity Wars, you can probably help out your bros feel a little better about the future of the Marvel Universe by gifting them this kickass 3D LED lamp. Designed in the shape of Iron Man's helmet, it will make for a great Friendship Day gift for your bros who consider themselves to be Superhero fans - even the ones who swear their allegiance to DC. MRP: Rs 1,299 Buy it here 4) These Kickass Deadpool Headphones © Amazon India If your bro is someone who regularly works out at the gym, goes for morning runs on a daily basis, or has to travel by the metro everyday, then the importance of owning headphones in their lives cannot be stressed enough. So why not make their Friendship Day more special by gifting them these kickass Deadpool headphones? Not only would they help pump up your bro during his workouts or make commuting to work less agonising, but they'll also make for a super cool addition to their music essentials. MRP: Rs 1,399 Buy it here 5) A Hand Grip Strengthener That Acts As A Major Stressbuster © Amazon India Whether it's related to our work life or our personal life, most of us are constantly in some state of stress or another. As such, this hand grip strengthener, that acts as a major stressbuster, makes for a great gift to give to your bro, one that is also super affordable at a mere Rs 275. MRP: Rs 275 Buy it here
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