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  1. The internet can truly be a weird place at times. No seriously, it's true. A few months ago, people were getting out of their moving cars and even planes to dance to a song. Now, youngsters are uploading selfies with cockroaches as a part of the ongoing #CockroachChallenge. What? Yes, it is just as messed up as it sounds. People are literally taking selfies with the creepy crawlers on their faces. That's right, ON THEIR FACES! This messed up obsession started when a Facebook user named Alex Aung from Myanmar posted a picture with a cockroach on his face last month. He captioned it asking if others can do it? Well, there you go. That's how you start a new trend, folks. Alex posted the picture on Facebook on April 20, and it now has close to 6,000 likes and close to 20,000 people have shared it. Even if it wasn't intentional, his post clearly went viral on social media and it literally started a new trend. Soon after he posted the picture, people are started commenting with their entries for the challenge in the comments. In fact, some people took it upon themselves to find creative ways to get attention. Like this picture of a girl who's swallowing a cockroach instead of putting it on her face. Like, what even? What started off as a trend on Facebook, now seems to have extended to Twitter as well. Youngsters from Myanmar, Philippines and Indonesia are the ones who seem to be taking a lot of interest in taking up the challenge. Did somebody told them how stupid they look in the pictures? #cockroachchallenge #kecoachallenge ð» pic.twitter.com/qzORVWKyYt — hugable! ð» (@yourxhxxxn) April 28, 2019 We're not even going to share anymore pictures of the challenge. They're very creepy. Just look up #CockroachChallenge on Facebook or Twitter if you want to see them for some weird reason. That being said, it's worth pointing out that Cockroach challenge is just as dangerous as Kiki challenge, if not more. PestWorld.org noted that the cockroach feces, saliva, etc. contains certain proteins that can cause allergic reactions or trigger asthma-related symptoms. So, besides looking like an idoit, you're also putting yourself in some serious danger by taking up this challenge.
  2. We often don't acknowledge it, but the process of consuming well made food happens to be one of the most sensorially fascinating and fulfilling experiences. Right from the tantalising sights, to evocative aromas and delectable taste, food can sprinkle just the right amount of magic to cast a spell on our senses. Good food can make us savour a great meal by setting us on a culinary journey which puts our taste buds on fire. © Instagram Now, since this is no less than a beautiful form of sorcery, we cannot expect just about anyone to succeed in bringing such culinary marvels to life. But, as luck would have it, not only did we chance upon once such exceptionally talented food-magician, but also managed to pull out some valuable scoop from star-chef Megha Agarwal, who is the Head Chef at Auro Kitchen & Bar. © Megha Agarwal Chef Megha has managed to create her own space and niche in the food industry that is mostly dominated by men, and by her own admission it feels amazing to be where she is right now. Talking about making her own name in the industry, Megha told MensXP that, “It feels empowering to work in the FnB industry and to remove assumptions that it is a male dominated sector, especially when there are so many female chefs around.” But all this success did not come to Megha overnight. Her journey to become a star chef started when she was merely 7-years-old and had made her first toaster pizza. Ever since, she knew that food was her calling. © Instagram So she followed the traditional path and joined a culinary school, and then went on to study with renowned French chef Alain Ducasse for two years, before heading back home and starting her career at ITC Maurya. She went on to work with some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry before joining Auro Kitchen & Bar, and there has been no looking back since. © Megha Agarwal But then we had to ask her about how societal stereotypes expect women to do wonders as cooks, and while most women do manage to pull off a few tricks in the kitchen successfully, the industry itself remains male dominated. Her response to this one came as a welcome sign of positive change. Megha told us that, “The industry is rapidly changing and evolving. More female chefs are being recognised for their work in the kitchen. We are breaking barriers and translating our spaces to fit our narrative and create jobs.” © Instagram Yet there is no denying that nothing in this world comes easy. “From not being taken seriously as a chef, to other chefs assuming that women aren't cut out for the intense physical labour or the erratic work schedule,” the journey has been full of challenges. But Megha adds that, “There is no substitute for hard work. You cannot expect to be treated differently and have to constantly push and prove yourself in the kitchen.” © Megha Agarwal Megha gives aspiring young chefs just one piece of advice, “stay healthy and work hard. There is no substitute for hard work. To anyone thinking of pursuing a career in the kitchen, I'd say - spend a little time in a commercial kitchen (as an intern) because it isn't as glamorous as it seems to be before finally making a decision to pursue this as a full time career option.” © Megha Agarwal Megha has come a long way since the time she has started and become an inspiration to a lot of young and women who wish to don a chef's hat with pride. And like she said, it is her passion, dedication and hard work that has allowed her to live the dream.
  3. At a time when our country is said to be at its intolerant best, and communal rifts are getting wider owing to multiple concerns, right from food preferences to religious beliefs and whatnot, people like you and me continue to look for some hope, a silver lining, in an otherwise stormy grey sky. © Facebook We came across such a ray of hope in the form of a 27-year-old man from Bengaluru's Rajajinagar whose name is Saddam Hussein. And what's special about this man is that he is a living example that humanity is the biggest religion in the world and that we must serve first and foremost. At Rajajinagar's Srirama Seva Mandali, Hussein plays an important role by looking after the temple chariot and keeping it serviced throughout the year, for its annual rally across Rajajinagar on the occasion of Ramnavami. © TNIE Yes, you read that right. A Muslim man who is invested in maintaining a temple, and works day in and out to keep the Ram Mandir spick and span for the devotees who come every day to offer their prayers to the Hindu Gods residing in the temple. Apart from keeping the temple premises clean, Hussein also does odd jobs around the area. From helping people with shifting houses, to working at a shop and also driving a cab, he does it all with an air of confidence and a smile on his face. © Pinterest People in the area know about Hussein and when asked if they say anything, he told The New Indian Express that, “There are two kinds of people — one, who appreciate me for doing this job, the second pass comments on my work. I just greet them with a smile” Not just Hussein, but even his mother Mehaboobi also works at the temple when the need for extra workforce arises. She cleans the vessels and does other housekeeping jobs. Their dedication and sincerity, as well as the love for fellow brethren, is an inspiration for all of us. © Twitter Like Saddam Hussein, we must step forward for our fellow brothers and sisters at all times, regardless of the God we might pray to, and ensure that our society turns out to be a safe and happy place for each one of us to live and grow in.
  4. Making a name for himself during the Under-19 World Cup in 2014, the South African international cricketer, Kagiso Rabada has been one of the greatest wildcards in the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Drafted by the Delhi Daredevils in 2017 for his impressive pace attack the kid has come a long way from warming benches during the peak season. After missing out on the entire 2018 year with a terrible back injury, the youngster is back to the field looking for blood. Having played all five matches with the newly named Delhi Capitals, the 23-year-old has taken the responsibility of becoming his franchise's best bowler. Delivering a total of 19.1 overs throughout the tournament, Rabada has given away a total of 154 runs with an economy of 8.03 and 22.00 average. While not one of the most economical bowlers in the league, his ability to take wickets (7) has provided him with the third spot in the race for the extremely desirable Purple Cap. Kagiso Rabada.....unbelievable stuff. Execution of high quality skill under extreme pressure. #DCvKKR #IPL — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 30, 2019 With still a couple of years in his hand to reach his prime, Rabada has only shown massive improvement in international cricket in the last year. His blazing fast bowling combined with the finesse of Trent Boult and Ishant Sharma makes for a great bowling lineup for Delhi.
  5. Anand Mahindra is one of those few multi-million business conglomerates who are active on social media, engage with their followers and make it a point to post about things that are not just related to their industry and work. Anand Mahindra's Twitter account is flooded with hundreds of inspiring posts, and including letters, tweets and emails that people write to him. And obviously his followers love him for keeping it real as well as giving a damn about things at all times. © Reuters Last evening happened to be one such day when a letter from an 11-year-old girl would make Anand Mahindra's weariness from a tiring day vanish within minutes. He shared a letter from an 11-year-old girl called Mahika Mishra, who asked him to consider her suggestions and ideas for Mahindra Group's cars. At the end of a tiring day, when you see something like this in the mail..the weariness vanishes...I know I'm working for people like her, who want a better—and quieter world! ð pic.twitter.com/lXsGLcrqlf — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 3, 2019 In the picture shared by Mahindra, the girl has written, "I've a suggestion that you can only honk 5 times in 10 minutes and the honk will last only for 3 seconds. In this way noise will be minimised, and our roads will be quieter." The letter struck a chord with Mahindra and he wrote, "I know I'm working for people like her, who want a better—and quieter world!" Honking on the roads, often unnecessary, is a nuisance we all are accustomed to. However, this little girl decided to do something about it and reach out to someone who could make a difference to this situation. Whether her ideas are feasible or not is debatable, however we would love to see if Mahindra mamanges to come up with a solid solution to this problem. Twitter is loving the man for taking up Mahika's concern and considering her ideas publicly. This is a fantastic idea and thought. I think changemakers like you need to seriously consider implementing this — Saji Kumar Krishnan (@sajik_krishnan) April 3, 2019 Aapki to baat hi alag he sir..ð — Chowkidar Dheeraj sharma (@dheeraj8959) April 4, 2019 Depending on the initiative of Industry, we are fully equipped to make this kind of Horn which supports #NoHonking We can even make a Pre-Paid Horn filled with limited no. of blows.We at Hella will be proud to do so on your direction @anandmahindra , being your supplier partner. — Ramashankar Pandey (@pandeyrs) April 4, 2019 More than an idea the concern if the kid must be applauded. Electric cars as efficient as the fuel cars must become reality soon. M&M @anandmahindra striving for it — chowkidar Bharath kashetty (@bharathkashetty) April 4, 2019 This letter shows how much connected u r with people irrespective of their age. Congrats! I also congrats young girl for such deep thought at this age. — Chowkidar Ajay Kr Rathi (@rathi_ajay) April 4, 2019 Touched by the letter !! Well said and explained the point on honking unnecessarily — mayank lunawat (@LunawatMayank) April 4, 2019
  6. You would have seen bodybuilders walk around the gym with a gallon flask of coloured water in the gym. You must have watched videos of bodybuilders and fitness YouTubers/Instagram influencers preach BCAAs in their top 3 supplements to gain muscle. Or to maintain muscle during a fat loss phase. (And they stick a discount code where they get a kickback) via GIPHY Seeing this, you invest a few thousand bucks in a supplement that says build muscle, burn fat, etc. on the label. You start expecting incredible results. You finish the entire supplement. And nothing happens... If you're smart enough, you have read my article on BCAAs and stopped buying them altogether. Or you can still believe that they will help you preserve muscle doing fasted training and keep consuming it as it keeps you anabolic. You should not, though. Know why? Well, because it's nothing but a joke. Here's why: To build muscle, you need protein. Everyone knows that. Even the most uninformed trainer will stress the importance of protein. via GIPHY Protein is made up of 22 amino acids structurally, 9 of them are essential (they need to be consumed via your diet) and the others, non-essential. BCAAs are three essential amino acids. They are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The reason BCAAs have become popular is that they contain the amino acid that triggers muscle protein synthesis. Namely, leucine. To build muscle, you need all the essential amino acids and not just the BCAAs. Supplementing only 3 of it does not help. Now, if you're training fasted and consuming BCAAs, the body will kick-start MPS. It still won't be able to carry out the process as the other 6 EAAs (essential amino acids) are missing. Your body will pull these 6 essential amino acids from the amino acid pool in your body. This, in turn, will lead to a decrease in the free amino acids in the amino acid pool and promote protein breakdown over time. Consuming BCAAs have also shown to reduce your muscle protein synthesis rates with time. Simply put, you will lose muscle in the long run if you are training fasted and consuming BCAAs. How to solve this problem? 1. Stop consuming BCAAs. Just ensure you're hitting adequate protein intake for the day Studies have shown that when compared like for like, Whey protein does a far superior job than BCAAs and EAAs in increasing the muscle protein synthesis rates. via GIPHY Prioritize your diet and get adequate protein from your food. If that is not possible, supplement with Whey protein. 2. Stop training fasted. There are literally no benefits to it Data points out that when comparing fasted vs fed training, there are no additional benefits to fat loss or muscle gain when nutrition and training are matched. If you are training fasted for additional benefits, they simply do not exist. BCAAs also have calories. So if you consume BCAAs, you are breaking your fast. Instead, have a small protein meal or a protein shake. 3. Just consume a protein shake if you train early in the morning and don't like having a solid meal via GIPHY That is what Whey protein is for. Simplicity and convenience. Use it that way. Again, it is not the Whey that will benefit you. It is the total protein intake for the day. Stop wasting your money on BCAAs. Author Bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  7. I recently read an interesting comment on a Facebook post saying that every second person on the street is a fitness expert today. As absurd and ridiculous as it may sound, it is unfortunately true. Today, every person who hits the gym and manages to lose some fat or gain some muscle becomes a guru instantly. Add to that the influence some people may have due to the nature of their work, and you got a boiling hot disaster recipe. Here are some examples of these common disasters you may be following as a fitness enthusiast: 1. Actors As much as they would be in shape or transition with drastic transformations between movies, you've got to understand that they get paid to look a certain way and present a peculiar physique for a film. They might not always do it the right way or the safe way. 2. Fashion Models These are again that lot who get paid to look a certain way. And they take it to such an unhealthy extent that they sometimes starve, forcibly puke out food from their bodies or do hours and hours of cardio at a stretch to look skinny. Most of them even end up with eating disorders and looking like a hanger with clothes on the ramp. Fitness advise from them? No, thank you. 3. Bloggers These are the kind of people that companies, who want to push out useless products, reach out to. They will write a post or shoot a video or put an amazingly awesome visual and then insert a 'promo code' towards the end. You fall for it and pay for the product. The company pays these bloggers. And the vicious cycle continues. Most of the time these products are useless supplements like fat burners, herbal teas, meal replacement shakes. Read: The 'ONLY' supplements you will ever need. 4. The Bro At The Gym Signs to identify this bro: a. Sips on BCAAs at the gym b. Constantly talks about bodybuilders and compares his physique to their c. Carries five different recovery and intra-workout supplements with him (do not worry, he will show it to you) d. Preaches you should only eat clean and eat boiled chicken e. Wears a tank top all the time f. Wears a back supporting belt for doing bicep curls with 10-kilo dumbbells See this guy? Stay away from him. 5. Your Neighbor Your neighbour pretty much has an opinion and expertise on all the topics in the world, and fitness is at the very top of it. They claim that they have the knowledge of what to eat, how to control blood sugar, how you should go for a walk early in the morning for fat loss, and many more ignorant claims like these. Exchange a hello once in a while but never discuss your fitness regime with them. Unless they are a practitioner in the industry. Author Bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  8. It has not been even 10 days since the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) began and already the rants about 'wrong decisions' or 'no calls' made by the on-field umpires are making the headlines almost every single day. Take Thursday's match between Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rohit Sharma's as an example, during which two such instances took place. In the 18th over of the match, one of Jasprit Bumrah's deliveries was considered to be wide even when it was well within the lines. If some one says the last ball was no ball... Then show them this pic. Umpire calls this as WIDE ð¤ Punch vs Punch...#MIvsRCB pic.twitter.com/RIwF2CQgDq — Ïñdïäñ Ïsräël (@ISRAEL36110664) March 29, 2019 After the match, Sharma made sure to talk about it. .@ImRo45: The ball which Bumrah bowled in the penultimate over wasn't a wide-ball as well. I hope they (umpires) rectify their mistakes as we do.#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #RCBvMI — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 28, 2019 And then there was the 'no-call' on the final delivery of the game that caused RCB to lose it. Trailing by seven runs with just one ball to go, pacer Lasith Malinga bowled a 'no ball' by placing his foot over the crease but official S. Ravi failed to call it. On the other hand, these days almost every single appeal made by the players goes to the third umpire. From run outs to stumpings with even boundaries being reviewed at times, the right decision has to come from upstairs. The need for the players to have a right to challenge the umpires' decision was felt by the International Cricket Council and thus, the provision of Decision Review System (DRS) too came into existence in Test in 2008, ODI in 2009 and T20I in 2017. On the other hand, the reasons for keeping an on-field umpire have become weaker with more and more technological advancements being made and added to the game of cricket. The need to have a natural presence on the field to prevent fights and solve issues quickly are no more valid. Sure we have heard of technology like the hawkeye and snick-o-meter providing us with incorrect results, but when compared to the incorrect decisions made by the on-field umpires, the ratio is in favour of technology in massive ways. During a three-match series between Australia and the Windies in 2015 for example, it happened thrice that the on-field umpire's wrongful decision to give an out to the batsman was reversed after proper inspection by the third umpire following a DRS request. Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee had asked an extremely valid question back then that if the umpires had missed those three no-balls, what is the guarantee that they didn't miss many more that didn't result in wickets? In a tight game, such calls can be crucial. If there is a need to evolve the game to the next level, where the number of bad calls and errors are lesser than what it is right now, and the opportunity for every player to perform well must be equal, getting rid of the on-field umpires might as well be the final option.
  9. After some rather disturbing and bizarre online challenges like the 'Momo Challenge, 'Kiki Challenge' or even the 'Tide-Pod' Challenge, we finally have a challenge that makes a lot of sense and is good for the world! The '#Trashtag Challenge' initiates a good Samaritan scenario and it's catching up quite steadfastly. © Instagram The challenge includes taking photos of dirty spaces/areas and then cleaning the entire area up and photographing the clean spot again. The ultimate goal is to post a 'before' and 'after' shot of a once dirty area to an absolutely spotless one, which will pose as an example of great civic sense. The psychology behind such challenges is that it follows a herd mentality. If an open platform such as social media is used to post such challenges, 90% of the time, chances are people are going to follow through and ape a particular trending act. So, needless to say, the #Trashtag Challenge has proven to be rather successful and people in a lot of countries are posting pictures of areas they have cleaned, on the internet. The challenge has somewhat made its way through India but not as aggressively as we had hoped. Currently, only Bangalore and Nagaland have seen this trend unfold. We do wish it comes to other states soon enough because dozens of places need that kind of intervention in this country, since the 'Swach Bharat Mission' has taken its own sweet time to deliver. © Twitter The #Trashtag Challenge has been around for a while now. It was first promoted by a company back in 2015 but it was revisited again this year with this initiative post on Instagram: Double TAP for more amazing facts&quotes ð . -ð¥ TAG a friend to show thisð¡ -ðTURN ON POST NOTIFICATION -âFOLLOW for more... - . . . . . #fact #facts #didyouknow #instafacts #factsdaily #trashtag #dailyfacts #factsð¯ #factz A post shared by TheScientistð (@thescientistfacts) on Mar 10, 2019 at 8:54am PDT Twitter, Reddit and Instagram users all around the world have willfully taken up the challenge and are producing some rather amazing transformational results, with cleaning up garbage-stacked areas around them. Take a look: I don't have a before-and-after picture, but here's a couple of pictures of me with my family picking up trash from the road side whenever we made a rest stop. #trashtag pic.twitter.com/TygYf2dM13 — Adhiti (@frizhbee) 10 March 2019 Students from @tetsocollege, Dimapur, accepted the #Trashtag challenge. Are you up for the challenge to keep your environment clean? Tag us if you accept the challenge. Follow @east.mojo for more news from NorthEast India and around the ð #EastStory #NortheastIndia #trashtagchallenge #trash #Trashchallenge #challenge #ChallengeAccepted #dimapur #tetsocollege #cleanliness #trendingchallenge #environmentfriendly #students #collegestudents #cleancity #garbage #assam #arunachalpradesh #manipur #mizoram#meghalaya #nagaland #sikkim #tripura A post shared by EastMojo (@east.mojo) on Mar 11, 2019 at 4:16am PDT #trashtag We went around this small lake in our community (Bangalore, India) some time back and cleared the trash in biodegradable trash bags from r/pics Over 8000 cigarettes picked off the street to be recycled ð³ #trashtag lives on! - Tag a friend who needs some happiness ð¤ - Follow @themostwholesomememes for more posts like this ððð A post shared by #1 Feel Good Meme Page ð» (@themostwholesomememes) on Mar 11, 2019 at 3:33pm PDT I am blown away with the response I got with my other post encouraging people to take part in this new #trashtag challenge! My inbox is full of photos like this! Will be sure to jeep sharing them!ððð - Tag a friend who needs some happiness ð¤ - Follow @themostwholesomememes for more posts like this ððð A post shared by #1 Feel Good Meme Page ð» (@themostwholesomememes) on Mar 11, 2019 at 4:07am PDT Did our part today for #trashtag while offroading in the mountains of California. via /r/pics https://t.co/1duo3B8pnJ created by: https://t.co/HP3Iew3S7L pic.twitter.com/WRD5sAsiwz — Steben Stupid (@steben316) 11 March 2019 Standup Paddle boarding and cleaning up trash in the ocean off Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand. #trashtag #leavenotrace #phuket #katabeach #thailand #galileolife A post shared by Adam Mack (@a.mack10) on Mar 10, 2019 at 10:45pm PDT #trashtag is really gaining in popularity, let's keep it going! pic.twitter.com/UpuHcWSTk1 — Kelllvvviiinnn (@kelllvvviiinnn) 10 March 2019 Another #trashtag challenge accepted! Help keep our streets clean. pic.twitter.com/0bh7oEEcTN — TO112 (@to112life) 10 March 2019 Hey kids. Remember the Harlem shake..the water bottle flip challenge..the mannequin challenge..? At last, something meaningful is about to drop globally - #trashtag - take a before and after shot of major tidying efforts. You heard it here first, kids. @CognitaSchools #CognitaWay pic.twitter.com/pp873OGNP2 — Andy Perryer (@andyperryer) 10 March 2019 This is just a work of an hour! #trashtag from r/pics #trashtag #TrashChallenge Picking up around Clifton with UCMC! pic.twitter.com/IjTVSzk7BN — Fred Schroeder (@fred_schroeder) 10 March 2019 Hey @camerondallas the community in my home town in Mexico got together and cleaned up garbage #TrashChallenge #TrashChallenge #trashtag pic.twitter.com/hk9kNTVmSZ — GermanG (@ger__mann) 11 March 2019 Although a lot of spaces are looking spic-and-span, the concern about where this garbage is ending up is doing rounds. A need for good waste disposal systems is in place and we're sure with this very intelligent initiative, other things will seemingly fall in to place.
  10. The world seems to be moving ahead on a ridiculously fast pace. Just last month, the world was going crazy over the 10 Year Challenge in which people used to compare their present self to what they used to be or how they used to look ten years ago. Eventually, the trend took over the Indian cricket team and made for an extremely loveable throwback comparing some of the greatest players like Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma to what they used to be 10 years ago. It was simple, interesting and brought a smile to your face, but sadly the internet has forgotten all about it and moved on as if it never existed. However, there is a new sheriff in town that has taken over the social media. The all-new '90s Kid Rumor' challenge expects the people on Twitter to write about all the rumours they heard and used to believe in when they were little kids. While some of the tweets are extremely nostalgic and bring back fond memories of the golden years, others are straight out random, weird and at times even unsettling speculations we had towards literally everything, which now make us realise what idiots we used to be back in the day! From the myths about collecting metal caps of the coke bottles in hopes of winning a reward to the risk of a watermelon plant growing in one tummy after swallowing watermelon seeds, the internet is bringing back the paranoia back. Nothing, not even the sporting world is being spared with the raging trend making its way to the top. Here are some of the most creative (or disturbing ones): Australian cricketers used to drink Kangaroo Blood before every match ð#90sKidsRumors — பதà¯à®®à®¸à¯à®°à¯ à®à®¾à®³à¯à®¯à®©à¯ (@Ramanimsd1) February 5, 2019 Undertakers has 9 life, he was killed by his Brother and comes back for Revenge. #90sKidsRumors — Sai Duck (@duck_sai) February 5, 2019 Ricky ponting had a spring in his bat #90sKidsRumors — Jai Kishan Sharma (@23jaikishan) February 5, 2019 Biggest rumor I was believing in my Childhood.....ð Ms Dhoni drinks 5 litres of milkð¥ daily ð#90sKidsRumors pic.twitter.com/jxrsh2TJiT — Naveen (@Naveen_0898) February 5, 2019 .@KaneWWE 's family died in a fire and his face is scarred beyond belief. #90sKidsRumors — Sean Hyams (@seanhyams) February 5, 2019 Dawood visited the Indian dressing room and Kapil Dev asked him to leave. #90sKidsRumors — Abhay (@AbhaySharma_1) February 5, 2019 .@KaneWWE face was burnt by @undertaker when they were growing up and that's why they kept on fighting each other. #90sKidsRumors — Rohan Raj (@ro4an_raj) February 5, 2019 This man is Undertaker's father & Wrestlers life is caged in this Cup #90sKidsRumors pic.twitter.com/P2NKtrzNes — Harshad Sharma (@SherESharma) February 5, 2019
  11. Going seven years back in time, as an average IT professional, I was working from 9 to 6 in an MNC with a very limited focus on my fitness and eating habits. With a very lean body type – 60kg and short height (5'6) my appearance was tiny. I was constantly made fun of and that resulted in low self-esteem, confidence impacting my performance across all functions of life. Poor Eating Habits Staying away from home, I used to eat whatever was accessible to me with zero attention to what type of food I was consuming and what it will do to my body. With ample free time after office and during weekends, I decided to join a nearby gym with the goal to become big and at the same time socialize with fellow gym-goers. Change In Job Locations I slowly started to do light to moderate workouts following traditional coaches and their techniques. After not seeing any significant results after 6 months, I was fortunate enough to come across a trainer who focused on natural diet and using correct form. But, as it usually happens in the IT industry I received a better job offer from a company in Gurgaon and hence had to shift my base from Noida to Gurgaon. I restarted my workout but this time I was constantly pushed by my trainers to take supplements from whey proteins to creatine. First Encounter With Steroids & Kidney Issues For personal benefits, my coach even tried to persuade me to go for Dianabol as well. Though I completely ignored his advice of taking steroids, I started taking supplements like whey protein and BCAAs. After a few months, I noticed some changes in my body structure but also observed that my gut health started to suffer. I got constant issues of indigestion, bloating etc. I got a full body checkup done and found that my creatinine levels were very high. Most of the aspiring bodybuilders, aspirants neglect these small issues which are very critical for your overall health. Changing The Coach At this point, I immediately stopped taking advice from this coach and hired an online coach whose fitness methodology focused on 100% natural transformation. By this time, the fitness bug had bitten me and I started to read a lot of online material on fitness and nutrition to increase my knowledge and did my ISSA certification as well. Managing Kidney Issues Also, I decided to train my body in 100% natural way with zero help of supplements. As an immediate step, I reduced my protein intake from 210gm to 130gm which was appropriate for my body needs and my creatinine levels became normal. At this time, I faced a major confusion on growing muscle while digesting protein ineffectively. I began to eat a lot of protein derived from natural or readily available sources like Paneer, Tofu, Legumes and Milk. Self Education & Learning Gradually with more research and time spent on reading online fitness materials, I became aware of my body type, its needs and correct form/technique of doing exercises. I created my own workout plan focusing on more than one body part every day. This was combined with a carefully planned diet plan with optimal calories, macronutrients and micronutrients. With progressive overloading and following a strict yet completely natural diet plan, I gained good muscle mass over a period of time. Now for further refining my Fitness Knowledge and bringing the physique to a next level, I have decided to work with a coach named Rachit Bir from BIRa Fitness.
  12. As the viral '10 Year Challenge' continues to take the world by storm, more and more celebrities are coming forward and sharing their then-and-now pictures from 2009 and how they today in 2019. Actor Akshay Kumar is the recent addition in the list of people to take this #10YearChallenge. He also took this opportunity to share an exciting 'Good News' with his fans. Wondering what the news is? Well, it's 'Good News'. Confused? Actor Akshay Kumar has a lot of interesting projects lined up and 'Good News' is one of them, which also stars actress Kareena Kapoor Khan. Eros International Akshay Kumar and Kareena were last seen together in 2009 in 'Kambakkht Ishq' (technically 'Gabbar Is Back' but only for a few scenes) and now they are coming together once again for 'Good News' and there couldn't have been a better way than the #10YearChallange to announce the same. View this post on Instagram 2009 to 2019, the #GoodNews is that not much has changed, or so we hope ð First day of shoot it is, do send in your best wishes ðð» #10YearChallenge #KareenaKapoorKhan @karanjohar @apoorva1972 @raj_a_mehta @dharmamovies #CapeOfGoodFilms @shashankkhaitan A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Jan 22, 2019 at 11:07pm PST He shared the picture on social media with the caption, "2009 to 2019, the #GoodNews is that not much has changed, or so we hope. The first day of the shoot it is, do send in your best wishes. #10YearChallenge." Kareena's friend and make-up artist Mickey Contractor too shared a picture and wrote, "Good News!!!! The star and her ENTOURAGE." View this post on Instagram Good News!!!! The star and her ENTOURAGE â¤ï¸ A post shared by Mickey Contractor (@mickeycontractor) on Jan 22, 2019 at 7:50pm PST Directed by Raj Mehta and produced by Karan Johar, 'Good News' also stars Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh. The movie is expected to release on September 6.
  13. The year 2018 was all about broken bones, multiple accidents and people getting arrested for taking the viral but risky 'Kiki Challenge'. Yes, the same challenge where people got out of their moving cars to confess their love for a mysterious woman named Kiki. The same challenge that also made Drake's 'In My Feelings' one of the biggest hits of the year. Well, it's 2019 now and with the New Year, there's a new challenge on the block, where the only thing risky is the embarrassment that comes when we look at our old pictures. In case, you weren't active on social media all this while, a new '10 Year Challenge' is now taking the internet by storm, where everyone is sharing their then-and-now pictures i.e. how they looked in 2009 and how they look today in 2019. From Shruti Hassan, Ellen DeGeneres, Nicki Minaj, Sonam Kapoor to commoners; the world has found its latest obsession and we too are hooked to it. View this post on Instagram ten yearsðI always miss my bangs but I deffo don't miss the ugly in between stage of growing them out ! 2009-2019 #10yearchallenge A post shared by @ shrutzhaasan on Jan 14, 2019 at 8:51pm PST View this post on Instagram ð¤ªð A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Jan 14, 2019 at 8:11am PST View this post on Instagram Time sure does fly when you are having fun!! #10YearChallenge A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Jan 14, 2019 at 7:57pm PST Wax on, wax off... #10yearchallenge pic.twitter.com/lkGs9AvSBN — Neon Future Aoki (@steveaoki) January 15, 2019 View this post on Instagram #10yearchallenge. I never realized how differently I hold my hand now. A post shared by Ellen (@theellenshow) on Jan 14, 2019 at 1:53pm PST View this post on Instagram #10YearChallenge. Some things don't change...like the B/W filter ð¬ #IndulgingInTheGram A post shared by Diana Penty (@dianapenty) on Jan 15, 2019 at 1:03am PST View this post on Instagram my 10 year challenge... well almost 𤣠A post shared by Dua Lipa (@dualipa) on Jan 15, 2019 at 10:20am PST View this post on Instagram #10yearchallenge #23to33 from DELHI 6 to ek Ladki Ko Dekha toh AISA Laga.. do you think I got dads genes??? @anilskapoor A post shared by SonamKAhuja (@sonamkapoor) on Jan 15, 2019 at 2:57pm PST Anything and everything that happens on the internet is incomplete without some golden memes and this one too has its own fair share. #10yearschallenge pic.twitter.com/U2Sey7SDYH — Nicolas Bilodeau (@nicobilodeau) January 15, 2019 #10yearchallenge #MetroConstruction pic.twitter.com/Ws2vyny0ny — Comedian Praveen (@Funny_Leone) January 16, 2019 The Gang then vs. The Gang now. #10YearChallenge pic.twitter.com/L7AiRZFxhO — HIMYM (@OfficialHIMYM) January 15, 2019 A hero then and a hero now. #10YearChallenge #Aquaman - Now playing in theaters. Get tickets: https://t.co/lVacxc2sbl pic.twitter.com/TyVrQvQnTd — Aquaman Movie (@aquamanmovie) January 15, 2019 What a difference Nair makes! #10YearChallenge pic.twitter.com/eSDssIg8Qk — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 14, 2019 My #10YearChallenge... pic.twitter.com/bQp9QzStqA — Tejan Shrivastava (@BeingTeJan) January 16, 2019 10 year challenge winner#10yearchallenge #10yearchallege #10YearsAgoChallenge #10yearchallenege #10yearchallenge memes pic.twitter.com/cv6ACl6WU1 — âDeji Gregâ (@dejigreg) January 15, 2019 2009 vs 2019 It has only been God, Thank God for the DRIP...ððð#10yearchallenge pic.twitter.com/ZgCCpUBGBP — Fake Earpiece ð§ (@Mister_Judah) January 14, 2019 #10yearchallange #challengeaccepted♥ï¸ pic.twitter.com/ABcuYNZe8e — Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) January 15, 2019
  14. I always had a thing for outdoor activities. Right from my school days, I participated in sports events and cross country runs. Once into graduation, one iron head friend of mine dragged me into a real gym. It was here where my real weight training habit got inculcated. As far as the nutrition was concerned, we just ate whatever we had in sight. You know, this is how the hostel life hits you on the food front. There was no YouTube or guys around whom I could really ask about nutrition. So it was just 'eat-see' almost throughout the grads. The Challenges Out of everything, the worst thing that hit me was lacking motivation. Blame that on lack of a mentor and lack of guidance and knowledge during the starting days, things really looked bad at times. I used to get de-motivated and sometimes, even quit working out. One of these breaks was so long that for over half a year, I didn't even step into the gym. Fake Supplements As there was no proper nutrition and supplement guidance, I got trapped into the vicious circle of fake supplements. Only after spending a considerable amount of money that I realized I was consuming fake supplements. I still remember my first ever tub on whey that I purchased. It was completely fake and tasted like glucose. The Myths Throughout my journey I came through a LOT of myths. So much so, that even I started believing some of them. Some of them were – Salt makes you fat No eating after 7 in the evening Fat makes you fat Such kind of myths was massively promoted to me by so-called 'gurus' Close Encounter With Steroids I remember one of my friends suggested me take 'DIANABOL' and said that it will take you to the next level. Being a rookie, I took them and since it was a steroid I gained lot of weight (water & fat mostly). Soon issues with gyno and acnes came through. I never contacted that person again. Never! The Turning Point My turning point was in June 2017. I came across coach Aminder Singh and his natural bodybuilding ethics. Under one of his coaches, I learnt about natural bodybuilding, proper exercising techniques and proper nutrition. Then, adding to my knowledge was GetSetGo Fitness's Pratik Thakkar.
  15. While their team has been busy negating the Australians in hostile territory, two Indian cricketers have found themselves in a major crisis situation for their antics off the field. KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, two of the most exciting young talents in the country, became 'Public Enemy No. 1' following their inappropriate demeanour on the popular chat show 'Koffee With Karan'. Appearing on the show, the Indian cricketers were seen making sexist remarks while objectifying women on national television. Owing to their crass comments, the duo sparked a major outrage on the social media with many suggesting stern action against them. Since then, the cricketers, fans and even the Indian cricket board's Committee of Administrators (CoA) have condemned their remarks on the show. While Pandya and Rahul are currently serving their suspension pending an inquiry into the matter, the two cricketers continue to draw flak for what was arguably one of Indian cricket's lowest of lows. Joining the bandwagon, Mumbai Police recently voiced their disapproval of the demeanour of the two cricketers. A 'Gentleman' is a Gentleman, always and everywhere. pic.twitter.com/oANwZH2WwY — Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 14, 2019 Taking an indirect dig at Pandya and Rahul, Mumbai Police used the opportunity to school general public against committing the same mistake. Using the background of what looks like a cricket field, Mumbai Police tweeted: "A 'Gentleman' is a Gentleman, always and everywhere". Reacting to the tweet, the cricket fans expressed their own views on the controversy while lauding Mumbai Police for the unique tweet. Alas! Money can't buy class.#hardik #KoffeeWithKaran — shash (@aslileo) January 14, 2019 Yeh maara @MumbaiPolice ne Sixer!!ð#LayBhaari Ur PR handle needs to b Rewarded!!! — Sailee Atif Ansari (@SaileeAnsari) January 14, 2019 Unfortunately “the infamous duo” took the word “Player” literally ! — Amitabh Arolkar (@VegaTrader) January 14, 2019 Hats off ðð — Shubham Tiwari (@Shubhamt208) January 14, 2019 A Deep msg for Hardik ðð — RAINA's SAKSHI ⤠(@SakshiRMishra) January 14, 2019 That is why @sachin_rt sir is and will be my all time favourite. — Rahul Kr. Sharma (@IamRahul_07) January 15, 2019 Very effective message. — Ahmar Siddiqui (@ahmar_99) January 14, 2019
  16. It felt like smooth sailing for the Indian cricket team as the score read 'Australia 26/2'. Enter Shaun Marsh, who had scored 54 but was caught out by Mohammed Shami off Kuldeep Yadav in the first ODI, and oh, how things changed. The way the wickets were falling for the Indian bowlers, Marsh was presumed to be no more than a small curb in their way. Boy, were they wrong. A brilliant performance from Shaun Marsh to post his 7th ODI hundred!#AUSvIND | @toyota_aus pic.twitter.com/ikonMqRz99 — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2019 Forgetting the batting woes of his past, especially in the longest format of the game, Marsh looked a new man. Putting up massive partnerships, first with Usman Khawaja (53 runs) and later on with Glenn Maxwell (93 runs), Marsh was reaching for the boundary at will. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and even debutant Mohammed Siraj were all taken to school as the Aussie batsman hit a total of 11 fours and three sixes in his 131-run innings, which makes it his best innings in Australia till date. The ton is his seventh overall and also makes him the first Australian to score in three digits in any international format of the game, since Marsh had scored 106 in the third ODI in South Africa on 11th November, last year. His performance against India comes at the best possible time, especially when the selectors at Cricket Australia are looking for in-form players to prepare the best team that they can for the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup. With Australia's best cricketers namely Steve Smith and David Warner having suspended contracts under Cricket Australia for the infamous ball-tampering case against South Africa in March, last year, and Tim Paine's excruciating failure as the skipper during the Border-Gavaskar cup against India, the team is desperately searching for a good leader and Shaun Marsh fits all the categories like a glove. While the Australian fans are head over heels after the batsman's exceptional knock, the Indian fans didn't shy away either from commending his efforts: More than enough. This Indian side is not capable of chasing 200. — Mrityunjay (@BhartiyeBeta) January 15, 2019 Congrats Shaun ðð — Anuva Samantsinghar (@AnuvaAnushka) January 15, 2019 Brilliant to see this guy , back in form — Abhishek (@AbhishekAFCx) January 15, 2019 Wao! Good contribution. — Jahangeermalik (@Jhangeermalik78) January 15, 2019 Virat kohli and his team selection for India - pic.twitter.com/AOfjKPEm7l — El chapo (@rohitraut59) January 15, 2019
  17. If you thought that Ellen DeGeneres' iconic Oscar selfie is the world's best selfie, then wait till you see Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar and Varun Dhawan and Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty and Rajkummar Rao (and the list just goes on) in one frame. On Thursday, our 'Gully Boy' Ranveer Singh and other Bollywood celebrities and filmmakers met PM Modi and to mark this epic moment, they clicked a selfie that was more epic than their meeting. Excel Entertainment Karan Johar was one of the first few celebrities to post the selfie, with the caption "Powerful and timely conversations can bring about change and this was one of what we hope will become a regular conversation. Meeting the Honorable Prime Minister @narendramodi today was an incredible opportunity." He further wrote, "As a community, there is a huge interest to contribute to nation building. There is so much that we want to do. And can do and this dialogue was towards how and what ways we can do that. When the youngest country (in demography) joins hands with the largest movie industry in the world, we hope to be a force to reckon with. Together we would love to inspire and ignite positive changes to a transformative India. The film industry would also like to send a huge thanks for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices that was implemented recently! Thank you so much for your time, Sir!" View this post on Instagram Powerful and timely conversations can bring about change and this was one of what we hope will become a regular conversation. Meeting the Honorable Prime Minister @narendramodi today was an incredible opportunity. As a community, there is a huge interest to contribute to nation building. There is so much that we want to do. And can do and this dialogue was towards how and what ways we can do that. When the youngest country (in demography) joins hands with the largest movie industry in the world, we hope to be a force to reckon with. Together we would love to inspire and ignite positive changes to a transformative India. The film industry would also like to send a huge thanks for the GST reduction in movie ticket prices that was implemented recently! Thank you so much for your time, Sir! A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Jan 10, 2019 at 4:24am PST While the reel-life PM Modi(s) aka Vivek Oberoi and Paresh Rawal are busy working on his biopics, the real-life PM is chilling with the bollywood celebrities in Delhi. For those who don't know, Vivek Oberoi is playing PM Modi in the upcoming biopic titled 'PM Narendra Modi', and actor Paresh Rawal too has announced that he will be making another biopic where he will play PM Modi.
  18. 2018 was a great year for the Indian Cricket team, from retaining their Number 1 rank in Test cricket, to winning limited over matches on international soil, the Indian team broke a hell lot of records all over. Despite losing a few tests in South Africa and England, India ended 2018 on a high, in which skipper Virat Kohli and his team triumphed twice against the Aussies on their soil. With a hope that this New Year will lead India to new heights, they got back on the field on the third day of the year itself to play their first match of 2019 with the intention of wrapping up the four-match Test Series on a victorious note against the already distressed Aussies. Having said that, in 2019, the Indian team will be looking forward to play nine Test matches and at least 31 ODIs, 33 if they manage to reach the World Cup final and 17 T20Is overall. Now let's take a look at the complete schedule of the Indian cricket team in 2019: India Tour of Australia 2018-19 © Reuters India will be looking to end the last match of the four-match Test series against Australia on a high, by winning it 3-1 in Sydney. Once done with that, on January 7th, both the teams will face each other again, but this time in their ODI jerseys, for the three-match ODI series that kicks off on January 12th and ends on January 18th, bringing India's two-month-long tour to an end. Schedule: January 3-7: Australia vs India, fourth Test, SCG, Sydney January 12: Australia vs India, first ODI, SCG, Sydney January 15: Australia vs India, second ODI, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide India Tour Of New Zealand, 2019 © Reuters After wrapping up in Australia, India will take a short trip to neighbouring New Zealand for their five-match ODI series, that will begin from January 23rd. Following their ODI duel, the Kohli-led India will lock horns with the Kiwis in the shortest format, slated to begin from February 6th till February 10th. Expected to get the better of the hosts, the visiting side will surely face a stern test against Williamson & Co, especially in their own backyard. Schedule: January 23: New Zealand vs India, first ODI, McLean Park, Napier January 26: New Zealand vs India, second ODI, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui January 28: New Zealand vs India, third ODI, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui January 31: New Zealand vs India, fourth ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton February 3: New Zealand vs India, fifth ODI, Westpac Stadium, Wellington February 6: New Zealand vs India, first T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington February 8: New Zealand vs India, second T20I, Eden Park, Auckland February 10: New Zealand vs India, third T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton Australia Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters With India's tour to Australia still underway, and being the favourites for the upcoming ODI series, it wouldn't be wrong to comment that India have survived the Australian conditions so far and proved that they are the Number One team in Test for a reason. Having said that, the Kangaroos would surely be looking for revenge once they land on Indian soil later in February. It will be an important series as both the teams would be preparing themselves for the 2019 World Cup. Here's the schedule of Australia's tour of India:- Schedule: February 24: India vs Australia, first ODI, Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali February 27: India vs Australia, second ODI, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad March 2: India vs Australia, third ODI, VCA Stadium, Nagpur March 5: India vs Australia, fourth ODI, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi March 8: India vs Australia, fifth ODI, JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi March 10: India vs Australia, first T20I, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru March 13: India vs Australia, second T20I, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam Zimbabwe Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters Zimbabwe will be touring India after almost 15 years to take part in one Test and three ODIs. The schedule is yet to be announced for the same. However, it's highly possible that the tour gets scrapped off as the IPL is slated to begin in the middle of March, and the dates might clash. It's also being speculated that this tour could possibly mark MS Dhoni's last ODI series on home soil. The Indian Premier League, 2019 The 12th edition of the IPL is expected to kickstart in March this year and will get over by the second or third week of May, so that the players get a breather ahead of the 2019 World Cup. Not to forget, the tentative dates for the IPL is from March 29th till May 19th, and it's being speculated that the tournament might not take place in India due to the General Elections and therefore, South Africa or the UAE are being looked upon as options to host the tournament this year. ICC World Cup, 2019 (England & Wales) © Facebook Once the IPL is over, India will have just one thing to focus on- the 2019 ICC World Cup, in which they will go against nine other teams including the defending champions Australia, the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy winners Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Afghanistan and the hosts, England. The tournament is expected to kick off on May 30th and the finals will take place on July 14th. India will face every single team at least once in the league stage and if they finish in the top-4, they will qualify for the semis. India Tour Of West Indies, 2019 © Reuters Just after the World Cup, India will be touring the West Indies for two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is but the schedule for the tour is yet to be announced by West Indies Cricket. The interesting thing this time would be that the two-match Test series would be a part of the World Test Championship that will begin with this series and go all the way till 2021, where the two topmost teams would fight for the crown. South Africa Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters Following their tour of the Caribbean in August, the Indian cricketers will be given a much-needed break before they get back on the field. They will kick off their home Test season with a three-match Test series against South Africa, which would also be a part of the World Test Championships. The strange thing this time would be that the Proteas will be coming to India only for the Test series and will complete their remaining tour later in February 2020. Bangladesh Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters India will next play Bangladesh on their home soil right after their short Proteas stint. There is no doubt that the series against the roaring tigers is also a part of the World Test Championship. The Bangladesh team is expected to arrive in November and will take on India in two Tests and three T20Is. With this, India will be putting a close to their Test matches for the year. West Indies Tour Of India, 2019 © Reuters The last series for India in 2019 will be a limited-overs series against the Windies in December. The announcement has been made that the tour will have three ODIs and three T20Is, but as earlier stated, the itinerary for the same is yet to be released. With this, it can clearly be seen that Team India is expected to go through a gruelling season this year. And with the World Cup around the corner, it makes this year all the more special and exciting for Indian fans as well.
  19. For months we've all seen a war waging between PewDiePie fans and T-Series supporters on YouTube. It all started when PewDiePie announced his channel will soon lose the "Most Subscribed" award to T-Series. This didn't go down particularly well with the community, and we've seen users abusing and trolling on almost every other YouTube comment section. For PewDiePie supporters, the rise of T-Series is against "solo creators" or "amateur content producers" since the Indian music company basically has the power of Bollywood. One creator going up against a full industry is a rare sight, and PewDiePie's fans don't want him to lose the title so soon. © YouTube Now, PewDiePie's fans have taken things to a whole new level. Hackers are taking over Chromecasts, Smart TVs, and Google Home devices in an effort to increase the subscriber count of the YouTuber. The hack attack, which began Wednesday morning, took advantage of badly configured routers to find streaming devices exposed to the public internet. Once found this way, the hackers renamed the device's Wi-Fi name, and then attempted to play a PewDiePie YouTube video. © YouTube/TheHackerGiraffe By forcing devices to play a PewDiePie video, the hackers threw their weight behind the “Subscribe to PewDiePie” campaign. A hacker duo known as HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r is claiming responsibility and explains the process on a website devoted to the hack. This unauthorized Casting is due to bad UPnP implementations on some routers that expose “every internal port by default.” As a result of this access, the annoying YouTube video has been viewed more than 4,000 times as of Wednesday evening. © CNET “We want to help you, and also our favorite YouTubers (particularly PewDiePie),” a statement by the duo said. “We're only trying to protect you and inform you of this before someone takes real advantage of it.” It's worth noting that the attackers technically didn't “hack” Chromecast devices. Instead, they just made use of badly configured routers, which allowed them to effectively pretend that they were on the network. HackerGiraffe said that he has not received any direct messages from PewDiePie throughout his endeavors. PewDiePie, however, thanked the hacker in a tweet on Wednesday for “doing God's work.”
  20. So, 2018 is quickly drawing to a close, which means that it's officially time to start making your New Year resolutions. One such resolution that's usually near the top of such lists has to do with being more healthy, and one of the healthiest changes you can make to your lifestyle, is to take up running. However, while it's much more hassle-free than joining a gym, it still requires more than a pair of running shoes and a willingness to sweat. To really get the most out of running regularly, there are a few things you need to know about before you even take your first stride. So, to help you adopt and stick to this healthy lifestyle change, here are a few basic tips that will help you kick-start your journey the right way, stay on track, and reap the rewards when you do get out there: 1. Visualise A Finish Line © Official Instagram: Milind Soman The first thing to do after you decide to start running is to set yourself a target to work towards. It could be a race you want to participate in, such as a marathon or a sprint. It could even be a specific time you want to beat or a particular distance you want to master. Keeping a goal in mind not only helps keep you motivated, but it also dictates your training pattern, nutrition regime and the kind of running equipment you should purchase to keep track of your progress. However, just because you hit your target doesn't mean you've reached the end of your journey. They say that every finish line is the start of a new race, so once you achieve your initial goal, the next thing to do is to set yourself a new one. 2. 'Gear Up' In The Right Way © Pixabay There's a lot of equipment that will help you along the way, but the most important piece you need to purchase is the right pair of running shoes. And no, just grabbing the most comfortable pair of shoes will not do - you need proper running shoes. Why, do you ask? Well, unlike your other trainers, running shoes are designed to allow your foot to strike the ground in such a way that it reduces the impact that travels up your leg. They're also designed to fit your feet snugly so that they don't slip and slide when you're on the move or cause any painful blisters on your feet. Don't just go into the store and buy the first pair that looks cool or go by brand name alone - take the time to find the pair that's perfect for you. It might require a little more time and effort, and take a chunk out of your wallet, but it'll reduce the risk of suffering common and painful injuries, making it totally worth it in the long run (pun intended!). Pro tip: If you're on an incredibly tight budget, you check out the best running shoes under Rs. 1000 for men. 3. Find The Perfect Track © Official Instagram: Milind Soman Once you're fully equipped to head out on your runs, the next thing to do is to figure out where you can run. A treadmill might be your first thought, but outdoor running is always a better option since treadmills 'pull' the ground under your feet and don't involve any wind resistance. This makes running somewhat easier, meaning you won't be able to enjoy the same results as outdoor running. The ideal running track is soft (think grass-covered), scenic, well-lit and free of traffic. This might be more of a task if you live in the city where space is limited, so mapping out a running track in a nearby park might be your best option. It's a good idea to consult other runners about the routes they prefer because you might find places you had overlooked before or didn't even know existed. 4. Fuel Yourself Correctly © Pixabay You might have heard your favourite athlete talk about how pasta and other carb-rich foods are an important part of their pre-match routine, but this does not give you a free pass to pile pasta on your plate! A clean, healthy diet is enough to fuel you when you're starting off. The time for strict dieting comes only when you're training seriously for a marathon or another competitive race. Hydration is another important factor for a runner, and many runners tend to overdo it. The important thing is to resist the urge to gulp down lots of water before you run because drinking excessive amounts of fluid doesn't serve any purpose. Instead, focus on drinking only when you're feeling thirsty. 5. Persistence Pays Off © Pexels Staying motivated is another aspect most beginners struggle with, which is why so many running regimes seem to get off to a promising beginning only to fizzle out midway. If you're just starting out, you should prepare yourself for sore legs and maybe even a sore back. This doesn't mean running is bad for you - it simply means that your body isn't used to the physical activity. So don't hang up your running shoes at the first signs of soreness, because the aches and pains WILL settle down eventually!
  21. If you have seen 'Jurassic World', then you will remember this scene, where a bunch of people are running to save their lives from dinosaurs. via GIPHY Now, imagine yourself at the NH7 Weekender, Pune and this was the exact situation when a certain song started playing. People were not running away to save their lives or ears. They were, in fact, running towards the stage where the song was playing. People screaming the lyrics and the whole stadium echoing with 'Hum Toh Udd Gaye', was mind-blowing, to say the least. You guessed it right! We're talking about the latest musical prodigy, Ritviz. The man who dared to break free from the shackles of conventional music and is now taking the world by storm, one song at a time. We caught up with this uber talented 22-year-old budding superstar, who bared it all exclusively on MensXP and spoke about his journey so far and his future plans. © Fleck Media At the age of 10, when most of us were busy stressing over homework, Ritviz was taking his first steps towards his musical dream, "I started making music when I was 10 and it's been a really long time for me, although I am only 22. It has been an unbelievable journey and I have everybody (around me) to thank here, whom I couldn't thank enough." Ritviz has given us tracks like 'Beatific', 'YUV' and 'Jeet', but 'Udd Gaye' happens to be one of the most successful songs. It was not one of the regular tracks, yet it managed to captivate the masses and how. Blending melancholic lyrics with a peppy soundtrack, was one trippy and tricky kind of music that we didn't know we needed in our lives, until it happened. © Fleck Media "If you just listen to the A cappella, it's very sad and you can hear the sadness in the melody. But, the instrumental is very uplifting. So when we put them together, it formed a very weird combination, which I won't call something very happy. It's a nice mix that brings a different feel and I think that's what is catching people's attention," he says. Ritviz further adds, "All I do is wait for a melody to hit me and take the lead." In case you missed out on the song, here is the masterpiece everyone is talking about. This is Ritviz's third weekender and definitely one that is closest to his heart since it was in Pune, "With Pune being my hometown and my folks being here, this has by default become one of the best shows I have ever played. It was unbelievable and mind blowing and way too big. In 2015, I started doing shows. There were a few festivals where there were 3:30 or 4:30 slots, last year it was a 6:30 slot and this year I am headlining, so it's unbelievable and I hope this stays consistent." EDM has a lot of scope in India and Ritviz too thinks on similar lines, "At one point I think people just started rebelling and were like 'Oh no, this is not something that I want to follow, because the West is so much more exciting'. My whole idea was that if I want to reclaim this in a way where I feel that the classical music, our Indian roots and everything is intact, that's where it all starts." He adds, "We can be inspired by the West, but can also create our own identity and I feel people should focus on that more. That's how you can find your own way. That will make you feel that 'Yeah this is my song'. I feel like people are scared to experiment." © Fleck Media So where exactly does Ritviz derive his unusual musical influences from? "In my initial years, I used to wake up to my mom singing bandhish and stuff, those were my early influences. Then, came the VH1 era and my teen years were spent listening to pop music. But, post 2011-12, when I started producing music, electronic music was what really drew me closer to production and that's when I created 'Mukti' and 'Beatific' and started my entire journey. First, it was classical music, then VH1 top 40 and then BOOM Ritviz music (laughs)." The moment we hear EDM, Nucleya aka Udyan Sagar comes to our minds. For those who don't know, Ritviz was mentored by Nucleya and despite being a competition, he gets major inspiration from him, "He is an inspiration, he is the reason why I am here today. He's opened doors for so many people and I love that man so much." © Fleck Media Ritviz credits his success to his parents, "They are the reason why I am here. I brought them on stage today, that has been my dream for the longest time and I am happy that it came true today. Without their support, I don't think i would have been able to do anything that I am doing today because you need to let the child explore. They let me do what I wanted to and I am very grateful to them and I hope that I continue to make them proud." He has a lot of interesting stuff in the pipeline for his fans, "One that is confirmed and which I can talk about is the one with Divine that's come up recently. It's the title track of album 'Ved'. The song has a nice hook to it. Last year i was trying to figure out the vocals on top of this and I was humming and I came about saying 'Ritveda' and its also a word play around rigveda. Then we thought about getting someone on board and that's how we ended up hitting it off with Divine." © Fleck Media In every group, there is this one friend who knows you and your talents. That friend will make you do what you're good at and then boast about your talent in front of others. For Ritviz, Sahith Sethuraman and the Bacardi House Party Sessions was that friend. Bacardi House Party Sessions is a platform that gives budding artists an opportunity to showcase their talent. Apart from Ritviz, they also have artists like GURBAXX, MOJOJOJO, BABU HAABI, and MALFNKTION under their umbrella. Sahith who is the Senior Manager, Rum Brands, India & South East Asia, said "Bacardi has always had a very close association with music. We're not here to make money out of music or artists. What these guys create is pure brilliance." © Fleck Media "When we look at aspiring musicians, we realise that there is a wealth of talent in India and there are very few avenues for them to go out and explore themselves. We genuinely encourage the artists and allow them to have a platform to showcase what moves them, the talent that they have within them and the happiness that they can bring to people's faces. That's what Bacardi house party sessions sets out to do," he further added. Sahith discovered Ritviz's talents after listening to 'Mukti', "I listened to it the first time and within the first 10 seconds I realised that there is gold in this boy. This boy oozes talent. His journey started 4 years ago with his first single 'Beatific', we came along and we helped him along in this journey. He would have got there anyway, we're just trying to make this journey faster and little bit smoother for him." © Fleck Media Sahith, like a proud father, further added, "Being there on stage and watching him drop 'Udd Gaye' last year and this year, and hearing the crowd sing along gives you goosebumps, especially knowing that you had a little role to play in that journey." While most of us have incomplete assignments saved in our laptops, this guy has as many as 700 semi-finished tracks saved on his system (enough to blow our minds away). So what's left right now, is to just sit back and watch this guy wave his magic wand over his fans as we go back to humming 'Hum To Udd Gaye' at the top of our voices.
  22. This year, we saw a lot of brands coming up with a sliding design. The addition of moving parts has never been a bright idea for a portable device like a mobile phone, but companies still went ahead and added sliding camera modules to eliminate the notch. The elimination of the notch meant a better screen-to-body ratio, and we gotta say, the automatic pop-up camera did look cool. Vivo was among the first few to come up with a sliding camera phone, and the NEX was one of them. Now, the brand is back with the successor of the phone, and the idea of a sliding camera module has been completely eliminated. We expected the successor to be called NEX 2 but instead, it has been dubbed the Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition. © Vivo Now, Vivo wants to try something new and has added a huge display on the back of the phone a well. While we've seen a similar concept onboard the Russian Yotaphone, the NEX stands apart thanks to its 3D TOF stereo camera. The front has a 6.39-inch bezel-less display while the rear has a 5.49-inch screen and both have an AMOLED panel and Full HD resolution. As expected of a flagship device, the Vivo NEX Dual is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset and will be available in 10GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of non-expandable storage. © YouTube/Engadget The back has some space on the top where the camera module, consisting of a 12-megapixel primary sensor backed with a 2-megapixel secondary lens, is located. A "Lunar Ring" on the back of the device is functional as well and acts as a soft flash for low-light selfie shots. The ring also changes colour to signify app notifications. Another unique addition to the phone is a time of flight (TOF) 3D module. It maps objects by firing pulses of light and then measuring the time taken for that light to return, which will allow for accurately modeling your face for more secure facial recognition, as well as for personalized beautification. © Vivo The phone runs on Funtouch OS 4.5 that's based on the latest Android 9 Pie. The phone is also equipped with an in-display fingerprint reader and the phone is expected to go on sale in various regions soon. In China, it is priced at CNY 4,998 (Rs 52,000).
  23. So, people all over the country are excited about the movie '2.0'? Wow, so shocking, who would have expected that? All jokes aside, you know you have one of the most excited audience when it's a Rajinikanth movie, like people's love for him honestly knows no bounds. Then, you add Akshay Kumar to the mix and it's a winner for sure, at least when it comes to getting fans amped up for the movie. © lyca productions We knew the movie is already a box-office success after recovering almost the entire budget (https://www.mensxp.com/entertainment/bollywood/48544-lsquo-2-0-rsquo-has-already-recovered-almost-all-of-its-530-crore-budget-even-before-its-release.html )way before the release of the movie but the movie is finally here and the morning screenings were nothing short of a celebration. #2point0 | #Rajinifever It's a celebration for fans outside #Aurora in #Mumbai @2Point0movie @rajinikanth @karanjohar @akshaykumar pic.twitter.com/sRn2zs2fl2 — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 The cheering, the dancing, the excitement, it's hard to tell if it's the celebration of a movie or like a desi wedding. #RajiniFever | It's a big day for fans too as @2Point0movie releases today. Early morning scenes from #Matunga in #Mumbai @rajinifans #Rajinikanth #2point0 #2Point0Release pic.twitter.com/2q0Nu5m5El — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 One thing common is all the dhol-walas! Fans gathered outside Carnival Cinemas Imax Wadala to see & cheer for their superstar at #FirstDayFirstShow of #2Point0.@2Point0movie @rajinikanth @akshaykumar @shankarshanmugh @LycaProductions @DharmaMovies #2Point0 #2Point0FromToday #2Point0FDFS #2point0Premiere #Koimoi pic.twitter.com/xXS9nrXWtR — Koimoi.com (@Koimoi) November 29, 2018 Are you sure it's not a baraat? #2point0 | Visuals from outside #Aurora cinema in #Mumbai ahead of the first show of #Rajinikanth's new release#rajinifever #2Point0Release @akshaykumar @karanjohar @rajinikanth @shankarshanmugh pic.twitter.com/A2SO4u6ZKR — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 The 'Rajini fever' is real and it's spreading outside every theatre. #Rajinikanth fans inside the cinema hall before the #firstdayfirstshow of @2Point0movie #Rajinikanth #Rajnikanth #2point0 #2Point0Release @rajinikanth@karanjohar @shankarshanmugh @akshaykumar pic.twitter.com/CWj398inxN — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 People have gone all out! #Rajinikanth movie releases today | #Mood outside Aurora Talkies in #Mumbai#rajinifever #2point0 #2Point0Release pic.twitter.com/85E384fiDF — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 So many celebrations! #2Point0 also marks @akshaykumar's Tamil debut#2Point0Release #Rajinikanth #Rajnikanth #Mumbai #Firstdayfirstshow pic.twitter.com/yvWMllvNPm — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018 So much madness. This chariot is a new addition to the usual celebrations outside #Aurora Cinema ahead of every #Rajnikanth release. @rajinikanth#2Point0 #2Point0Release #Rajini #AkshayKumar @karanjohar @2Point0movie @shankarshanmugh @akshaykumar pic.twitter.com/4NhdzIrZa6 — Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) November 29, 2018
  24. All of us have been in situations in our life, at some point, where we wanted to take a shower, but couldn't. It can be because of a number of reasons - water ran out, the boss called early, the geyser isn't working - you get the drift. Isn't that the worst feeling ever? That weird, icky vibe ruins the rest of your day, and it doesn't get better till you actually can shower again - unless of course, you're one of those who are quite comfortable for days without taking a shower. Let's just say there's a way around for emergencies like these, or for days in winter when you'd rather do anything but take a shower. Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 6 things you can do to look clean and smell great, without actually having to take a shower. 1. Use a washcloth, some warm water, and a little bit of bodywash © The Cheat Sheet Mix a tiny amount of body wash in warm water and soak the washcloth / towel in that. Squeeze the water out, and use it to clean your armpits and privates. Wipe your body all over in the same way. Dry off once done. Quick and easy! 2. Wet wipes FTW! © Twitter Get a box of wet wipes, and use them just like point number 1. You can also wipe your face, for that squeaky clean feeling. Once you're done using wet wipes, you can use some dry wipes to get rid of the excess moisture in case you're in a hurry. 3. Anti-microbial & anti-fungal body powder © Freepik Once you're done with either of the above steps, dust your pits and privates with some body powder. It will keep you smelling fresh, keep rashes away by getting rid of moisture, and prevent microbial infections. 4. Dry shampoo is super useful © Cinthol What do you do about your unwashed, greasy hair? You can't use any of the above on your hair. Well, in case you haven't yet heard of this amazing invention yet, 'Dry Shampoos' are there for situations exactly like these. Get one and you don't have to wash your hair to get rid of the grime and dirt. 5. Mouthwash © Livescience You clearly can't brush your teeth because presumably there is no water. Just use a mouthwash and you're all set! You can also keep some chewing gum handy for fresh breath. 6. Deodorants/Perfumes © Mensjournal You already know why they are essential.
  25. Google has started to roll out its Night Sight low-light computational photography technology that was the much-awaited feature since its announcement. It basically lets users take awesome pictures at night and is designed to improve the quality of these images. It works great when you are trying to take pictures of objects however it still needs some work to handle moving objects. © MensXP The Pixel 3 is all about computational photography and it was quite prevalent in our official review as well. It has a new feature called Super Res Zoom that takes exceptional pictures of zoomed in subjects without using a telephoto lens. Night Sight also uses takes advantage of Google's computational photography algorithm as it captures multiple temporary images and enhances them by blending. It also applies a special filter that tweaks an image's exposure and resolution. Here is an example to give you a better idea: © Twitter As you can see, the night sight works exceptionally well with objects and landscapes. It basically lit the entire image with great accuracy without the need of using a flash or artificial light. Night Sight is coming to all Pixel devices and is now rolling out via an OTA update. Having said that, ROM hackers have been able to modify other imaging applications to give a similar effect, however, Google's night sight is probably the best way to use this feature at the moment. Read our review of the Pixel 3 here.
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