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  1. The murder of an Army Major's wife shook the national capital on Sunday even as the police arrested the accused, another Army Major, from Meerut. The body of the Major's wife, identified as Shailja Dwivedi, was found on a road near Delhi Cantonment metro station in west Delhi. It was established after the investigation, that the body had been run over by a car multiple times and the victim's throat was slit with a knife. © Twitter The victim had apparently left for a physiotherapy session in an army vehicle with a driver. However, when the driver went to pick her up later, he couldn't locate her. The driver went back to the residence and informed her husband, Major Amit Dwivedi, who alarmed the police. The investigation later revealed that Shailja had been picked up by Major Nikhil Handa who was “obsessed” with her. He knew Shailja from Nagaland, where the victim and her husband were posted. Major Handa, the accused, is married with two kids. While it seemed like an accident from initial investigations, it was later revealed that Major Handa had pre-planned the murder. Two knives were found from his vehicle after the crime and it was later revealed that he had come to Delhi from Dimapur on the pretext of treatment. After committing the crime, Handa dodged the police like a hardened criminal. © Twitter "While crossing a toll plaza on way to Meerut, he took a U-turn near Daurala and went back after 30 minutes to avoid leaving a trail. He was very calm and composed when he met his brother after the murder and borrowed Rs 20,000 from him,” an investigator said. Call records showed that Handa called Shailja almost 3000 times this year and got irritated after she started ignoring and rejecting his calls. Even though he initially claimed that she was obsessed with him, the police clarified that Handa was frequently changing his statements and established that he was still obsessed with the victim.
  2. Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal. Photo: Geo News screengrabNAROWAL: Former interior and planning minister Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday took a dig at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.?Pakistan is an atomic power that cannot be...
  3. Travelling is often a stressful process for many of us. In a country like India, travelling is even more uncomfortable thanks to the hot weather and poor infrastructure. While air travel is a lot easier, conventional modes of travelling like trains and buses are problematic on another level. Keeping that in mind, we've made a list of must-have gadgets that will definitely make travelling a breeze for you. 1. Bose Soundsport Free: © MensXP Music is a bare necessity for most of us, and having a good pair of earphones amplifies the same. The Bose Soundsport Free may be the answer to a true wireless earbud that delivers a supreme experience. The earbuds are designed to compete with Apple's AirPods and we feel, the company has surpassed the competition is almost every way. The sound is perfectly balanced in terms of highs, mids, and lows to give a complete experience. The wireless earbuds can last up to 5 hours on a single charge and can be extended with the carry case by an additional 10 hours. Buy Here 2. Mi Power Bank 2i: © Xiaomi This huge battery pack costs just Rs.1499 and comes with a very neat design built using strong ABS + PC synthetic material. You can charge two devices simultaneously with a total output of 5.1V / 3.6A and when using a single port, it supports Quick Charge 3.0. Xiaomi claims it has up to an 85% conversion rate and an actual charging capacity of 13,000 mAh. You can also charge your wearables (which require a much lower output than phones) by double pressing the power button. Buy Here 3. SeCro Universal Travel Adapter: © SeCro When travelling international, it is always a good idea to carry along a universal charger. Even while having connecting flights, I've come across many airports that do not have a universal outlet, in times like this, a backup option is always appreciated. The SeCro Universal Travel Adapter has two USB Ports, each of 1A and maximum 6A rating. The adapter works in more than 150 countries and weighs just 200 grams. Buy Here 4. Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II Noise Cancelling Headphones: © MensXP When flying internationally over long distances, the constant vibrations and engine sound can be really annoying for a lot of people. To get a good sleep, noise-canceling headphones are never a bad idea. Our editor has used these on multiple flights, and here's what he has to say, "If you are looking for wireless headphones that also have impressive noise-canceling capabilities, Bose QuietComfort 35 II is your best bet. The additional feature of Google Assistant is cool and can make your life easier if you don't like to whip out your phone for every notification." Buy Here 5. Kindle Paperweight 6-inch: © Amazon Reading is one of the most constructive hobbies one can have and the same can be easily done when on the move. Physical books have a different aura to them, but when travelling, weight is always a major constraint. A Kindle e-book reader not only can carry around hundreds of books, its battery life lasts days and days to come. Another benefit is the e-ink display that has a backlight but does not feel artificial like a normal LCD display. Hence you don't even have to worry about straining your eyes over long periods. Buy Here
  4. Summer is here, and if there is anything that bothers us more than the heat, it's sweat. Every time you step out, irrespective of the time, you're drenched. Even if the heat subsides by the end of the day, there is no respite from the humidity, and all your outfits suffer by getting wet even, if there is zero physical exertion on your part. There is a solution: Antiperspirants. Antiperspirants block your sweat glands and stop excess sweat formation. We have compiled a list of 5 antiperspirants that really work. Pro tip: Apply them at night after taking a shower, before you sleep. That way, they get time to work, and the next day you feel super fresh. 1. Dove, Men+Care 48h Antiperspirant It protects you from sweat and odour for an extended period, without irritating your skin. © Amazon India Buy it here 2. AXE Degree Extreme Blast All Day Protection Anti-perspirant This antiperspirant is gentle on your skin but tough on sweat. It keeps you fresh all day long, and keeps you smelling super fresh. © Amazon India Buy it here 3. Gillette Endurance Arctic Ice Clear Gel Deo Stick This deo stick keeps you super fresh for up to 48 hours, and feels cool against your skin. © Amazon India Buy it here 4. Brut Original Anti-Perspirant Deo Stick One of the most trusted brands internationally, Brut has come up with a product that will make you feel super dry even in high humidity. © Amazon India Buy it here 5. Nivea Deo Fresh Active Roll Whether you want to chill with friends or are going on a date, apply this and be sorted for the entire day. © Amazon India Buy it here
  5. While 'Bombay Talkies' celebrated 100 years of cinema, 'Lust Stories' brings together Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Bannerjee and Karan Johar together once again to tell us an uninhibited story about a less talked about or misunderstood topic in society—sexual life of women. It is a great effort from the mainstream filmmakers post 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' with a stellar and talented star cast at display. So let's find out how lustful each story is and which segment is best to the least likable. Segment 1 Director - Anurag Kashyap Cast: Radhika Apte and Akash Thosar This segment tells the story about an independent woman and how she deals with her confusion regarding relationships (and ***) with three different men. This is a very straightforward story but has so many layers that Kashyap plots amazingly through a very relatable Radhika Apte. © Netflix What is interesting is how the segment begins with Radhika Apte delivering a monologue about how guys behave and start stalking women after a one-night stand and finally, she ends up stalking the college-going guy. One of the scenes where Radhika Apte barges into Tejas' (Akash Thosar) house is very hilariously staged and reminds us of the iconic plumber scene from Shakun Batra's 'Kapoor and Sons'. Segment 2 Director - Zoya Akhtar Cast: Bhumi Pednekar, Neil Bhoopalam and Rasika Duggal This story revolves around the sexual relationship between Sudha (Bhumi Pednekar), a house-helping maid and a bachelor, whose parents visit to make him meet a prospective bride. This is the shortest segment in the 2-hour anthology and shows how a young maid is looked upon by the family she works for and emphasizes on the hierarchy the society operates upon. © Netflix What comes as a surprise is Rasika Duggal's entry into the short and how she explains the story in less than a minute's time. Check it out yourself to understand more. Segment 3 Director - Dibakar Bannerjee Cast: Manisha Koirala, Jaideep Ahlawat and Sanjay Kapoor This segment is about Reena (Manisha Koirala) who is having an extra-marital affair with Sudhir (Jaideep Ahlawat) and has two children with Salman (Sanjay Kapoor). This segment looks nothing great when compared to another short film 'Chhuri' starring Anurag Kashyap, Tisca Chopra and Surveen Chawla. © Netflix The film seems shoddily edited and the result is a loosely directed thriller which loses steam by the time the twist in the movie is revealed. Hope Dibakar uses his style of filmmaking to enhance the story and not spoil the experience similar to his venture 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi'. Segment 4 Director - Karan Johar Cast: Kiara Advani, Vicky Kaushal and Neha Dhupia This is another hilarious take on the sexual satisfaction of a school teacher Megha (Kiara Advani), who gets married to an obnoxiously shy and selfish guy, Paras (Vicky Kaushal). Paras is a sexually active and demanding husband but fails to perform while Megha counts to 5 every night. © Netflix Things take a risky turn for Megha when she resorts to perverted options, taking inspiration from Rekha (Neha Dhupia), a divorced librarian. It tries to take a dig at the stereotype of women being objectified as children-producing machines in the Indian society. This segment has a good share of hilarious moments and is wonderfully enacted by the lead cast but falls a bit short in terms of the way teachers dress up at a school. Not too real, we would say! Our favorite picks in the segment would be ranked in the following order: 1. Anurag Kashyap 2. Karan Johar 3. Zoya Akhtar 4. Dibakar Bannerjee
  6. Bollywood is one happy-sad place, where people seem to keep falling in and out of love, but in the end, they always find their right partner in one way or the other. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's relationship is one such story. While their relationship has just started blossoming, some people are already talking about its expiry date (looking at Ranbir's track record of course, still mean nonetheless). © Twitter But TBH, looking at the way Ranbir is falling head over heels in love with Alia with each passing moment, we can't help but root for them to last for a long time. And of course, we are glad that the two stars are taking things forward steadily. â¤â¤ #aliabhatt #ranbirkapoor #ranbiralia #RanLia A post shared by Ranbir Kapoor (@denizrkholic) on Jan 5, 2018 at 3:41pm PST The duo grew closer when they started shooting for Ayan Mukherji's 'Brahmastra' in Bulgaria, where apparently, Ranbir had asked Alia out on New Year's Eve last year. Finally, all the rumors were put to rest when Ranbir publicly confirmed that he was indeed dating Alia. #ranbirkapoorismylife #ranbirkapoorturkey #ranbirkapoor #ranbir #ranbiralia #ranbirdeepika #ranbirkatrina #ranbiranuskhaðð #aliabhatt #couplegoals #bestcouple #ranbirkapoorfan #ranbirkapoormagic #ranbirkapoorfan #ranbirkapoorfans #moodð #followers #followme #likeforlike #like4like #comment4comment #likemypost #ranbirkapoorfanforlife #ranbirkapoorfanforever @aliaabhatt A post shared by Ranbir_kapoor_ (@ranbir_kapoor_fan_culb) on Jun 21, 2018 at 1:33am PDT Speaking to a leading magazine he said, “It's really new right now, and I don't want to overspeak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space." I've been fan of alia before she became an actress â¤ð #ranlia #ranbirkapoor #aliabhatt @aliaabhatt @neetu54 #bollywood #bollywoodlovers #ranbiralia #aliaranbir A post shared by ranlia⤠(@ranliafc) on May 13, 2018 at 9:33am PDT Every time he speaks about Alia he seems to be truly content. Recently, in an interview with Film Companion, he spoke about his feelings and said, "Falling in love is the greatest thing in the world, the greatest feeling in the world." Rk and alia â¤ðrate this pic out of 10 #ranbirkapoor #aliabhatt #aliaranbir #bunny_pilu #only_ranbir_kapoor @neetu54 @riddhimakapoorsahniofficial ⤠A post shared by Ranbir kapoor (@bunny_pilu) on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:56pm PST Acting like a teenager who is besotted, he even went ahead and said something as cheesy as, “When you fall in love, everything is great, even water tastes like sherbet! You feel great.” © Twitter Clearly, Ranbir is in love again and it is great to see how he is being so vocal about it. Not only does he seem to be happy, but he is also not shying away from talking openly about his lady love. “It (love) does to me as a human being. That's who I am. If I feel good about myself, the day, waking up in the morning and going to work, it's because life is great and love makes life great," he said. It's true some love stories are made in heaven.â¤â¤â¤ #Ranlia @aliaabhatt #Ranbirkapoor A post shared by Ranbir Alia forever (@ranbir_alia_ranlia) on May 9, 2018 at 10:38pm PDT And the praises just don't stop here. Ranbir even credited Alia for bringing positivity and optimism into his life. In a recent interview, he said, "I think every human being does extraordinary things only when they are in love. So, I believe that love is something which is a privilege if it comes in your life and to be in a happy, beautiful positive place. A relationship could be with a girl, a guy, with a friend your mother your father or anybody but when there is some genuine love, it's really beautiful." © Twitter Even though they've just started dating, there are rumours floating about already that the duo will tie the knot in 2020. Let us know what you think about this couple and if they are indeed meant to be.
  7. Ranbir Kapoor is as famous for his expensive taste, as Ranveer Singh is for his quirks. While you would think that Baba will beat anyone with his outlandish collection of clothes and shoes, we just discovered that is not quite the case. When it comes to footwear, Ranbir Kapoor wins, hands down. Let's just say his taste in shoes is as eclectic as his choice of girlfriends. He owns brands and labels which are super niche, thanks to his stylists Priyanka and Kazim, and are giving us major shoe goals. Here, we have compiled a list of 12 pairs of shoes he owns that will give Ranveer Singh major footwear complex. 1. These boot-sneakers from BothParis © Instagram When was the last time you saw a pair that makes you straightaway just want to steal it? Right from the colour to the construction, this pair is sheer perfection. © Instagram 2. These unusual high-tops from Ylati © Instagram A vision in white and sky blue, this is a pair that looks like a crossover between gladiator sandal angles and intergalactic war boots. © Instagram 3. This pair of sneakers by Peter Non © Instagram This pair here boasts of lug soles, and can battle any kind of weather. © Instagram 4. This edgy soled pair by Ylati © Instagram This pair here takes serrated soles to a whole new dimension. © Instagram 5. These strapped kicks from Ylati © Instagram The distressed leather feel and texture make this pair an ultimate collectible. © Instagram 6. This pair of hiking boots by Peter Non © Instagram When it comes to hiking boots that will keep you going in the harshest of conditions, nothing beats the construction of this pair right here. © Instagram 7. These blue shoes from O'Keeffe © Instagram These beauties in blue suede rightfully earned their place even in the most unusual outfit combination. © Instagram 8. These high-top sneakers by BothParis © Instagram If you send a pair of keds off to Paris to earn its degree in Fashion, this is how he comes back. © Instagram 9. This sleek pair of leather loafers from O'Keeffe © Instagram A pair of shoe needs to be worth it to be able to qualify to attend Sonam's wedding. © Instagram 10. These edgy, sporty sneakers from Leather Crown © Instagram Sneakers for when you want to up your footwear game with charming nonchalance. © Instagram 11. These high-top kicks from Ylati © Instagram A pair straight out of the ramps of Milan, these shoes are glorious in their Italian craftsmanship. © Instagram 12. Devil-red laced sneakers from Guidi © Instagram These sneakers have a fascinatingly morbid construction that makes it as irresistible as devilish indulgences. © Instagram
  8. Fad diets have always been an unfortunate part of the health & fitness industry. Every now and then, a new diet emerges promising unreal results. Though most of these fad diets do nothing except waste time, effort, and money, gullible people still do them. There are some which can be severely detrimental to a person's health and even cause death. One such diet is the “The Last Chance Diet” by Dr. Roger Linn, which was published in the United States in 1970. It was titled as the Last Chance to propose itself as the ultimate way to lose fat, when all other diets fail. Though it helped dieters lose 10-30% of their body weight in a very short period, it also proved fatal for obvious reasons. The Basics Of This Diet © Thinkstock/Getty Images The diet was based on the effects of total starvation on the human body. As food supply is completely cut off, the body experiences a shortage of glucose (its primary source of fuel) and begins to oxidise stored body fat, for the production of free fatty acids which the body can utilise as fuel. Well, that sure seems nice from a fat-loss perspective, as your body is burning its stored fat without even working out but at the same time, the body also breaks down proteins in muscle tissues and organs for glucose production (via gluconeogenesis), which can cause redundant loss of muscle and organ tissues. For the “Last Chance Diet,” Dr. Linn proposed consuming only a 400 calorie protein drink 'Pro-Linn' in a day, to preserve protein losses and create a huge caloric deficit for drastically reducing fat, that too without exercising. This seemed like an attractive option for individuals who were desperate to lose weight in no time. The Catch The problem, however, was that Dr. Linn's protein formula contained cheap quality collagen protein made from slaughterhouse leftover byproducts. The drink lacked quality protein to prevent protein breakdown and also had zero added nutrients. This created severe tissue loss in muscles and vital organs such as the heart. Also, lack of micronutrients caused dramatic electrolyte imbalances producing abnormal heart rhythms. It is estimated that 2 million people tried this diet and reportedly 60 people died while following it (the count can be more with many deaths being unreported). The Fix The 'Last Chance Diet' was a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) which led to the belief that the whole approach was flawed and demonized VLCDs. However, if the quality protein was ingested to prevent the loss of tissue and proper supplements (vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes) were provided to ensure optimal body processes, so many cases of death would not have occurred. The Lesson © YouTube Always be cautious of diets & supplements that offer benefits that seem too good to be true. Additionally, if you are ever in the need of following a VLCD for rapid fat loss, always do so under the observation of a nutrition expert. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  9. Being tall is a blessing. Well, if you're tall, you probably won't understand how deep that is, but ask someone who is not as tall as you are, and you'll probably be able to gauge that. The worst thing about height is that, it's beyond your control - completely so, and there is nothing you can do to change it. What if you laid your hands on a super simple hack that can make you look taller, though? It would be great, right? Not as great as actually becoming taller, but close enough. Here are 3 simple tricks that will make you look taller in the nation's favourite outift - jeans and T-shirt. 1. What to keep in mind while picking your T-shirt Pick a T-shirt that's well-fitted, but not tight. Try to stick to a colour that goes with the shade of the jeans you're wearing. As the rule goes, monochrome makes you look taller. Try to use that here, and it will make you look considerably taller. © Viral Bhayani 2. What to keep in mind while picking your jeans The first and foremost thing to focus on is the fit. Don't pick anything too baggy, or too tight - as that will only make you look skinny and not add on to the illusion of height. Get a pair that's well-fitted yet allows you movement. Don't be scared of ripped or distressed pairs. © Viral Bhayani 3. What shoes to wear Sneakers are your best bet. Choose a pair with a little bit of heel so that it actually gives you some extra height, but avoid pairs that are too bulky. If it looks sleek and has the ergonomically designed running shoe aesthetic, it will definitely make you look taller. © Viral Bhayani Accessorize minimally with a watch and sunnies, and you're good to go!
  10. Who wouldn't love to own an American muscle car? We've seen so many in movies and would kill for a chance to drive one. Yes, The Ford Mustang did finally make its way to India, but it's nothing like the muscle cars on this list. If Vin Diesel were to go through this list, we're pretty sure he would approve. These cars are just that damn good! 1. 1970 Buick Skylark GSX Stage 1 1970 can be considered one of the best years ever for muscle cars. The Buick was late to this party but that doesn't mean they were going to be left behind. There were only 400 built and getting your hands on one of these can be a little tricky. But, driving one is going to be one hell of a ride! © YouTube The Skylark GSX Stage 1 produced 510 lb-ft of torque which was a record it held among American production performance cars all the way till 2003. 2. 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda Hemi Super Track Pack When the Baracuda was redesigned in 1970, it got rid of all commonality. It was available in convertible and coupe. No one was calling it the 'economy car' anymore, that's for sure. © YouTube They were among the first muscle cars to earn some serious money at the auction. This isn't going to change anytime soon. 3. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO ZL1 Chevrolet offered quite a few different types of engines in 1969 but, the aluminium block on the ZL1 was, by far, the most powerful. These cars were only available on special order and were mostly ordered by professional drag racers. © YouTube There were only 69 cars that were sold and that just adds to the exclusivity of owning one. If you can find an owner eager enough to get rid of it… 4. 1970 American Motors Rebel Machine Did you know there was a car manufacturer called American Motors? Well, it's not a big name today, but in 1970, it was machine for every rebel! It wasn't the fastest out there but it could beat 'a Volkswagen or your old man's Cadillac' any day of the week. © YouTube There's a neat way to check if the AMC Rebel Machine you buy is genuine too. The unique placement of the VIN on the frame rail proves you might be able to copy the looks, but there are some details that just can't be copied. 5. 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Drag Pack The first Ford on this list and boy is it a pretty one. The car came with a 429 Super Cobra Jet engine and 4-speed transmission that shifts effortlessly. © YouTube But, let's face it, the only reason you would want to own this one, is because it's a cool looking Ford Mustang that not too many people own. 6. 1963 Chevrolet Z-11 Impala Chevrolet knew what the public wanted way before anyone else. The Chevrolet Z-11 Impala is everyone's dream come true in just about every department. This is the car that resulted in the Chevy becoming the best-selling car in the United States, a record it held for over 10 years. © YouTube While the 2018 version is no longer the beast that it used to be, the 1963 Impala will always be remembered for its unique look. Good luck trying to find one.
  11. The FIFA World Cup is well and truly underway. The quiet Swiss, a country with a population of a little over 3 lakh, and CONCACAF's most recognized team shed away all preconceived images and showed that they rightfully belong on the world stage, even pushing aside the established guard a bit. Hirving Lozano, top scorer for PSV in 2017-18, scored the lone goal for Mexico against the World Champions, film director and Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson saved a Lionel Messi penalty, and the Swiss showed their eagerness in a dogged battle against the Samba Boys. Here's what the underdogs did right against the big guns this weekend: Germany vs Mexico Reuters Hirving Lozano was Mexico's top goal scorer during their qualifying campaign and became the first player to score in 60 years against Die Mannschaft in their first World Cup Game as defending champions. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio was spot-on with his tactics: exploiting the tired legs of Sami Khedira and Germany's overtly possession based game. Everyone was questioning Loew when he dropped Sane, the PFA Young Player of the Year for the World Cup. But a player missing out on selection is Emre Can, having come off a decent season at Liverpool. Can tracks back quickly and would have played in a deeper role alongside Kroos. The Mexicans used the counter attack to perfection, with right back Joshua Kimmich missing for the goal. The Germans were way too confident in possession, with Mexico waiting to pounce. They had a chance also when Hernandez and Vela were through, only for them to miss. Germany switched to a 3-6-1 formation, leaving large gaps in midfield for the Mexicans to exploit. Khedira is a spent force in midfield, and ironically, will be replaced by Can at Juventus in the summer. Ozil was seen tracking back, raising larger questions of the German defence. El Tri are now top of the group, and should be looking to win atleast one game against Sweden or South Korea. Brazil vs Switzerland Reuters Appointed coach in June 2016, Tite led Brazil to top CONMEBOL qualifying with 41 points. But Brazil's opening group E match against Switzerland saw Tite on the opposite side of a masterclass. Tite had instilled the faith and physicality of this Brazilian squad, with Casemiro, Paulinho and Fernandinho forming the crux of the side. They tackle, use their body well and break up attacks quickly, leading to quick counters for the speedy wingers. Switzerland did the same with Valon Behrami doing an excellent job in midfield. He completed 41 out of his 44 passes, and fouled Neymar the most. The world's most expensive player was fouled 10+ times. Having led through a superb Coutinho strike, the Swiss kept their calm and scored an almost easy goal when the time came. Center half Zuber rose to meet a corner, with Alisson helpless. Even the normally attacking Swiss left back Rodriguez was seen in his own half, with the Swiss disciplined in their midfield. Brazil have now failed to win their opening match for the first time since 1978, a run stretching back 40 years. Argentina vs Iceland Reuters Their first ever World Cup, a meteoric rise from 131 in October 2012 to a present of 22, Iceland are winning hearts all over. Coach Hallgrimsson is a professional dentist and goalkeeper Hannes Haldorsson has an IMDB page to his name. In their first ever World Cup game, they thwarted 2014 runners up Argentina. Iceland let Argentina dominate possession and were effective on the counter. Argentina led through a superb Sergio Aguero strike, but a porous Argentine defence saw Alfred Fimbogason equalize after a rebound. They absorbed pressure, kept the midfield disciplined, not being awed by Argentina's possession. Messi, after the penalty miss had 11 shots on target, 2 lesser than Luigi Riva, who had 13 in 1966 and 1970. Iceland would look to repeat the glory of Euro 2016, where they reached the quarterfinals. Argentina on the other hand, need to gear up against Croatia and Nigeria. Coach Sampaoli has a tough two weeks ahead of him.
  12. Team Costa Rica had acquired the nickname 'The Gold Shorties' in the late forties and they have been regular at making their presence felt at all important football tournaments. Their expedition through the 2018 World Cup qualifying phase has had its fair share of ups and downs. Looking at the erratic performance the team has shown in the 2018 qualifiers, critics say that Costa Rica seems to have lost that golden touch they exhibited in Brazil 2014 and that their “golden generation” has already seen its best years pass. For 2018, the team qualified by beating USA and Trinidad & Tobago who were not competitive enough to reach even the play-offs. History With its long standing football culture and tradition, Costa Rica is unarguably a strong national football team that has had a lineage in the history of Central America. In the list of its achievements are three CONCACAF Championships (1963, 1969 and 1989) and a reputation of leading the pack with an impressive eight championships in the Copa Centroamericana. With an all-time highest Elo ranking in Central America, Costa Rica has the distinction of playing in four FIFA World Cup editions. Source: Reuters Finishing first in a group of all former World Cup champions-Uruguay, Italy, and England in 2014 would be remembered as Costa Rica's best performance in history. Current Form Undoubtedly, Costa Rica has had a superb start to the final qualifying round after beating Trinidad & Tobago (2-0) and USA (4-0). But apart from these two victories, defeat against Mexico and a draw with Honduras turned out to be a dampener on their winning streak. Placed in Group E, Costa Rica will play their first game against Serbia on followed by Brazil five days later, and finally with Switzerland five days after that. The talented midfielder Oscar Ramírez, aged 52, who was part of the Costa Rica squad that secured a place in the knockout stages at Italia 90, is now at the helm of the team's affairs as their coach. Source: Reuters Team Costa Rica is to a large extent, a repeat of the squad that made the world sit up and take notice at Brazil in 2014. Prominent names include Giancarlo Gonzalez, Oscar Duarte, Celso Borges, Yeltsin Tejeda, Christian Bolanos and Marcos Urena. Among these are also European-based stars such as Keylor Navas, Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell. Keeping in mind their poor performance in friendlies against Spain and Hungary, the team should improve upon their faults in formation and coordination. Expectations Being in the best of form is a concern with Joel Campbell and Bryan Ruiz owing to their injuries. It is expected that players such as Jimmy Marin, Randall Leal and Gerson Torres, all aged 20, would reverse the run of bad form. It could be expected that Costa Rica qualify for the knockout stage in second place behind Brazil. They have to focus on scoring really well in their matches against Serbia and Switzerland. Costa Rica will be one of the few teams that rely on five at the back, so that the goal defended by their star player, Keylor Navas gets full cover. Source: Reuters Costa Rica World Cup Squad GOALKEEPERS: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Patrick Pemberton (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense), Leonel Moreira (Herediano). DEFENDERS: Cristian Gamboa (Celtic), Ian Smith (Norrkoping), Ronald Matarrita (New York City), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland), Oscar Duarte (Espanyol), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Bologna), Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps), Johnny Acosta (Aguilas Dorados). MIDFIELDERS: David Guzman (Portland Timbers), Yeltsin Tejeda (Lausanne-Sport), Celso Borges (Deportivo La Coruna), Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), Rodney Wallace (New York City), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon), Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos (both Saprissa). FORWARDS: Johan Venegas (Saprissa), Joel Campbell (Real Betis), Marco Urena (Los Angeles FC).
  13. If you love to trigger a woman's curiosity and get her insanely attracted to you, then there's only one way to do so. Being mysterious in more ways than one is a sure shot way to attract any woman you like and understand the psychology of attraction. It's rather simple, our minds tend to fill the missing gaps, when there is a lack of information. If you reveal everything at once, there is no scope for leaving anything to the imagination. Simply put, the psychology of attraction always helps if you don't reveal much about yourself and let them be as curious as they can, leaving an element of mystery, to ponder upon. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images But if you're a talkative soul, who loves talking about himself, how do you stay away from revealing every bit about yourself? There are ways you can become the man of mystery and always leave her wanting for more and of course force her to think about you. Try these 5 simple steps. Act Nonchalant At All Times Whatever you're doing it on your own terms and act casual about it. Don't let your fears and concerns rise to the surface. She can only figure you out if you show your emotions. If you don't display your emotions, and act nonchalant, she can't place her finger on you and that's exactly what you want! If you learn to mask your emotions well, temporarily, you'll definitely seem more attractive and confident to her. Get to know yourself better and figure a way to keep calm when you're around her! (c)Giphy Be Unpredictable Don't be predictable for her. If you're predictable enough the whole element of being the mystery man flawlessly disappears! Be drastically unpredictable so she's confused about 'what's he gonna do next' and that's the kinda confusion you really want! For instance, if she calls you and you show up every time she'll assume that you'll always show up all the time. So, show up occasionally and keep the unpredictability factor going. It also helps if you do different unpredictable things with her. She'll never guess your next move and that's exactly how you want to get her enthralled! (c)Giphy Don't Be Available All The Time Psychologically speaking, people usually love things that are hard to obtain or get. Be it people or an object, the harder it is to get, the more people really really want it. So, if you play on that psychology and be less available to her, she'll keep wondering where are you at and who you really are. If you're available all the time, the game ends right there and so does the main element of attraction-being mysterious. (c)Giphy Don't Reveal Too Much About Yourself Revealing everything all at once about yourself will finish off everything she wants to know about you. Instead, just give her information that is rather incomplete, so she can, from time to time, try and piece the information about you together. It's said, the lesser the information available to someone, the more positives they attach to it because they see the person in a whole different light. So, if you're telling her about your childhood or your daily routine, keep pieces of it to yourself so she gets to guess too. (c)Giphy Be Unreadable Sometimes, people can read you and read you through and through, to figure out the kinda person you are. It's mostly done for people who are mysterious. If she's a good reader, she'll figure you out in a jiffy. If she's not you're good to go. But you have to be unreadable to say the least. For that, you need to change your pattern and be unpredictable about certain things, so people can't read you easily. If you have the same pattern and she figures it out, you'll lose all hope of being mysterious to her. (c)Giphy Being the man of mystery is one of the most primal things that women get attracted to and you don't even have to try hard to be mysterious. Most of it should just come naturally to you! If you're a mysterious man and you meet all her needs, she's definitely falling head over heels in love with you.
  14. Apple unveiled the iOS 12 this month at the WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) and it's bringing in a lot of new features as well as fixes. With this update, the company is improving the experience and the underlying software rather than focusing on new features and UI. “For iOS 12, we are doubling down on performance,” said software VP Craig Federighi. The update will be available for all the devices that received iOS 11. Here's our complete rundown of everything we know that's coming with iOS 12! 1. Speed and Stability: © Apple Insider Apple has promised that iPhone users will see sizeable speed improvements, including for smartphones as old as 2013's iPhone 5S. Apple said it has improved performance all over iOS, so things should be at least a little quicker day to day. iOS 12 instantly ramps up CPU clock speeds, instead of slowly increasing it to their peak speeds. It also decreases fast to save on battery life as well. Federighi said that in Apple's tests on an iPhone 6 Plus, apps launch 40 percent faster, the system keyboard comes up 50 percent faster, and opening the camera is 70 percent faster. 2. Deeper Battery Insights: © 9to5Mac The battery monitoring option has been pretty basic until now, Apple intends to take this a level further by showing more data in graphs as to which app is taking up maximum power. Using these analytics, not only does the phone itself makes a lot of changes to improve battery life but even the user gets a clear idea of what's sucking the most juice. The interface also has been revamped and includes new charts, breakdowns, and graphs. 3. Phone Usage Statistics: © Apple Following Google's lead, Apple is also making efforts to help people curb their addictions to their phones. A new tool called Screen Time generates periodic Activity Reports of the phone usage. It keeps a track of everything, the amount of time you use an app, the category of apps you use, the number of notifications you receive, and more. A new feature, Downtime is also coming along with Screen Time that lets parents monitor the usage by their kids. Parents can see their child's Activity Report on their own iOS devices, as well as set and manage App Limits for them. 4. A Smarter Photos App: © Apple Google Photos has been an amazing companion on Android, the smart algorithm can go through pictures and sort or categorize them automatically. A similar assistant is now coming to the built-in Photos App on iOS. Apple said it has also improved search within photos with suggestions to help users find pictures from recent events, people, and places. It also features suggested sharing so that one can share full-sized photos with people without having to manually collect and sending them. 5. Autofill Passwords: © 9to5Mac Two Factor Authentication has become pretty much standard now and highly recommended for everyone. When logging in, you will no longer have to copy the passcode separately, it will be directly delivered to the keyboard as an AutoFill option. Apple is also bringing in support for third-party password managers, the QuickType toolbar above your keyboard will show you suggestions for your password from third-party password managers. 6. Alternate Face ID: © Apple While using Face ID, it often becomes a problem when the user is often wearing accessories like sunglasses or headgear, because of which the system isn't able to authenticate the face due to the temporary appearance change. To solve this, Apple has now added an option for Alternate appearance and you can register a second copy of your look with the accessories and store it.
  15. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are Bollywood's 'IT' couple at the moment, and their blooming romance is the talk of the town. Not only did he finally open up about dating her, Alia was also seen spending quality time with Ranbir's family. (c) Twitter The news of the two superstars dating threw many off and also broke millions of hearts. However, we are uber excited to see how they keep giving us couple goals. The pair will be seen together on the big screen for the first time in their upcoming movie 'Brahmastra'. (c) Twitter While Alia has always been vocal about her love and admiration for Ranbir, he finally spoke about her in an interview with a leading magazine. (c) Twitter Talking about this new equation, Ranbir said, “I think every human being does extraordinary things only when they are in love. So I believe that love is something which is a privilege if it comes in your life and to be in happy, beautiful positive place a relationship with it could be with a girl a guy, with a friend your mother your father or anybody but when there is some genuine love, it's really beautiful." Oh captain my captain! Prep with the legend @amitabhbachchan â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ #brahmastra #ranbirkapoor A post shared by Alia â¨â­ï¸ (@aliaabhatt) on Jun 1, 2018 at 2:14am PDT Also recently, in an interview with Rajeev Masand, Ranbir credited Aloo for bringing positivity into his life. He said, “It's only positive and more so because we are working on a film together and I really admire her as an actor. To see her have so much of colour, so much of spontaneity, so much hard work, so much of discipline (extremely disciplined) is quite rare. It's amazing. It's been 10 years for me in this industry, little lethargy, a little chalta hai type attitude comes in. So it's rejuvenating for me as an actor to be with Alia.” (c) BCCL Well, that's an interesting revelation for sure, and something that definitely proves that they are indeed growing and moving full steam ahead in this relationship. PERFECTðð #ranlia #ranbirkapoor #aliabhatt @aliaabhatt @neetu54 #bollywood #bollywoodlovers #ranbiralia #aliaranbir A post shared by ranlia⤠(@ranliafc) on Jun 7, 2018 at 9:02pm PDT In 2016, when he broke up with Katrina Kaif, he had spoken of how he wants to fall in love again. Talking about it he had said, “I want to get married, I want to have children and I will do it in the right way. I will meet a light-minded person and fall madly, truly and deeply in love and just take it from there.” I've been fan of alia before she became an actress â¤ð #ranlia #ranbirkapoor #aliabhatt @aliaabhatt @neetu54 #bollywood #bollywoodlovers #ranbiralia #aliaranbir A post shared by ranlia⤠(@ranliafc) on May 13, 2018 at 9:33am PDT The way Ranbir has been talking about Alia of late, just makes us wonder if he has finally found his one true love, again?
  16. It was the Cristiano Ronaldo show on display in Sochi last night. He scored a hat-trick vs Spain, a team he had never scored against. With a penalty, a shot from just outside the box and a free kick, the 33-year-old announced himself as an early contender for the Golden Boot in 2018. Here are 5 records set when the Iberian rivals played their opening fixture in Group B: Spain's abysmal opening match record continues Source: Reuters Spain has either lost or drawn their last three opening games at a World Cup including 2018. 2014 saw them lose an incredible 5-1 to a Netherlands side which had that special Van Persie goal and Robben marauding down the wings. Four years earlier, they lost to Switzerland by a goal and went on to become the only World Champions to lose their opening fixture. Portugal's fastest goal since 1966 Source: Reuters Ronaldo's 4th minute penalty conversion was Portugal's fastest ever goal in a World Cup since 1966. 52 years ago, Jose Augusto scored in the very first minute in a 3-1 win against Hungary, a tournament where they finished third under the legendary Eusebio. The first 3-3 draw since 2002 Source: Reuters The game in Sochi ended a 3-3 draw between Spain and Portugal and this has happened for the first time since 2002. Back then, Uruguay and Senegal played out a 3-3 tie in the group stage, with the African side going on to reach the quarterfinals. Ronaldo is the oldest player to score a hat-trick Source: Reuters At 33 years and 130 days, the Portuguese star overtook Netherlands forward Rob Rensenbrink, who was 31 when he scored a hat-trick against Iran in 1978. Ronaldo now has 51 career hat-tricks and also scored the 51st hat-trick at World Cup's.
  17. Diljit Dosanjh is that rare mix of opulence and humility, that makes us wonder how he remains grounded despite reaching the zenith of success. He is as cutthroat as a fashionista as he is humble as a person. Of late, he has been wearing the most hypebeast-y outfits and we are as proud of it as we are jealous. Here, we have compiled a list of 7 of those super expensive pieces. 1. Gucci Chevron Track Jacket (c) Instagram Enriched with old school motifs from Gucci's unique heritage, this black and red chevron striped jacket features a cutaway collar, a front zip fastening and long sleeves. (c) Twitter How much it costs: INR 1,62,720/- 2. Vetements X Levi's Oversized Denim Jacket (c) Viral Bhayani This washed-blue denim Vetements jacket is produced in collaboration with iconic American powerhouse Levi's. This oversized denim jacket here looks straight out of a ramp in Paris. (c) Twitter How much it costs: INR 1,56,990/- 3. Balenciaga Form Fit Hawaiian Shirt (c) Instagram This orange-yellow-black sunset motif Hawaiian shirt perfectly merges Diljit's relaxed vibe with the edginess of Balenciaga. (c) Twitter How much it costs: INR 51,000/- 4. Vetements Black Alpha Industries Edition Bomber Vest (c) Instagram As a part of the Vetements x Alpha Industries collaboration, this bomber jacket boasts of drawstrings and embroidered logo in white on detachable French terry hood, rib knit stand collar and hem, Zip closure at front, flap pockets featuring yellow graphic-printed press-stud fastening at waist, tonal lining and gold-tone hardware. (c) Twitter How much it costs: INR 1,26,000/- 5. Balenciaga Logo Zip Up Track Jacket (c) Instagram This black, white and yellow Balenciaga Logo zip up track jacket has been expertly designed in Italy, features a high neck, long sleeves, zip front fastening, adjustable drawstring waist and the logo printed across the chest. (c) Twitter How much it costs: INR 71,500/- 6. Balenciaga Europe Striped Cotton Shirt (c) Instagram Composed of white, turquoise, and multicolored striped cotton gabardine, Balenciaga's oversized shirt features a light grey fleece square appliqué and yellow and black "Europe" lettering at the back. (c) Twitter How much it costs: INR 96,400/- 7. Balenciaga Tracksuit Jacket (c) Instagram This super relaxed tracksuit jacket made of water repellent and breathable nylon boasts of a high stand up collar, side zipped piped pockets, elasticated cuffs and base, and double zip puller fastening. (c) Twitter How much it costs: INR 60,000/- Bonus piece: The Gucci leather belt bag he is carrying. It costs INR 89,540/- You have arrived, Paaji!
  18. The FIFA World Cup 2018 kicked off – literally – last night with Russia kicking Saudi Arabia's ass. As we all know, something so huge like the freaking World Cup will give us a steady supply of hilarious memes and this year, it was kicked off by none other than Vladimir Putin himself. Side note – How many kicking puns is too many kicking puns? Coming back to yesterday's game, Russia had an incredible 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in a Group A game in Moscow. Team Russia winning the first game in Russia? Obviously, Putin was all smiles at the game as he watched from a VIP box with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Just twelve minutes into the match, the Saudi back line got caught out of place after a corner kick, leaving a wide-open opportunity for Russia's Yury Gazinsky to score the first goal of the tournament. What a time to get your first international goal! Gazinsky scores the first goal of the FIFA #WorldCup to put Russia ahead 1-0. #RUSKSA pic.twitter.com/d0RKDcA97R — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 14, 2018 But, turns out there was something better than the goal that happened during the aftermath of that moment. Thankfully, someone was able to capture the interaction between the Russian president and the Saudi crown prince, starting with a shrug, followed by a sympathetic handshake. Naturally, it caught the eye of the people on Twitter and we got immediate reactions. No one can confirm what the actual conversation was. Putin: Sorry bro, u can't buy everything with money. Evantino: Maybe u should call Amercia to help you. Salman: Guys , let's make a deal please #worldcuprussia2018#WorldCup #Ùأس_اÙعاÙÙ #Ùأس_اÙعاÙÙ_2026 #CoupeDuMonde2018 pic.twitter.com/pico6N4dmd — Why So Serious (@WhySoSerious_jk) June 14, 2018 This could totally be true. Prince Salman: Hey Vlad, thanks for rigging America's elections! Putin: Of course! Want me to rig yours too? Prince Salman: We don't have elections for this very reason! ð Putin: Same here! ð#WorldCup #WorldCupRussia2018 pic.twitter.com/oIWqPWfPGi — Rahat Kukreja (@RahatKuk) June 14, 2018 With love, from Putin. The #HANDSHAKE with love from Russia. Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman! pic.twitter.com/vlBdbF4hdG — Hossain Sagar (@HossainSagar1) June 14, 2018 Yes, dawg. Putin shake that hand like.... "We still building the pipeline right dawg?"ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ — senator_forde (@Kerwyn_Forde) June 14, 2018 A bet has been made. Putin: "I bet you half my gas reserves Trump signs a free trade agreement with me first." Crown Prince: "You are on." Gianni: *thinking* my heroes. pic.twitter.com/TMDe65997o — Caiphus Kgosana (@CaiphusK_11) June 14, 2018 Did they figure it out? Putin and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia coming up with some new ways to keep that oil price high pic.twitter.com/87ubhxRXKI — Justin (@justinbo25) June 14, 2018 True. ð¤ Twitter when it sees this handshake...#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/YqyucAfc99 — The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) June 14, 2018
  19. I won't sugarcoat this: if you aren't serious and laser focused in the weights room, no steroids or fancy diets will help you. Take your workouts lightly and the results you are going to get will be, well, depressing. Coming and engaging in small talks or looking at yourself in the mirror, that's not called working out. Here are 5 signs that separate the gym monkeys from serious lifters. Which one are you? Serious Lifters Don't Give A Damn About Fancy Gym Wear Look around at your gym. The most jacked dude would be wearing nothing too fancy. Probably a tank on, averagely priced trainers on his feet and an old tank top on that reeks of hard work. That's about it. On the other hand a gym monkey will walk in all decked up like he's off to shoot for a magazine cover. Come to training, he does exactly the opposite- nothing worthy. Now I am not saying walk around with unwashed stinking gear in the gym but stop looking like you aren't there to sweat, which is exactly why you are there. Once Inside The Weights Room, The Phone Doesn't Exist For A Serious Lifter How to spot a gym monkey? If you see a dude more on his phone than his workout, he's a certified gym monkey. If you workout hard, there's no way in hell you will be interested in checking up on social media. Unless you are logging in your sets and weights or shuffling your playlist, you have no business having your face in your phone. © Upfitness Serious Lifters Always Walk In With A Plan Leading To A Goal It isn't uncommon to see 90% of the dudes walking into a gym without any clue about what to do. Let alone a program, most don't even know which exercises to do. These are the monkeys. Serious lifters always walk in with a set plan of attacking different muscle groups. You wouldn't see these guys hopping from station to station hitting random exercises. They have their goals clear and move towards them every day. Small Talks Are Stupid For Serious Lifters Get in and shake some hands and have some 'eye contact hellos' and a serious lifter gets to work. That's max social serious lifters get inside the gym. Now look at the monkeys- get in and hug 10 different people and tell each one of them how he fought with his girlfriend last night and how sore he is. In short- wasting time! Come on man, you aren't in the gym to make small talks. You can leave that for social media. © YouTube Serious Lifters Care About The Work They Do, Not About How They 'Look' While Working Hard Seen those Arnold pictures where he makes crazy faces while lifting? Yup, that's the 'hard as hell' work being done. Now when you seriously move weights, you wouldn't give a rat's ass about how good your expressions, jaw line or hairstyle looks. If you care about how slick you look in the mirror in front of you, your focus isn't on pushing hard enough. F**k the looks man, let's get to work that rattles our soul!
  20. From playing gully-cricket to EA sports '07, we screwed up somewhere. The kind of f*ck up which can't be easily reversed. There are numerous ways in which digital world has helped us but it has also made us dull-witted and superficial. We have become the generation who survives on likes and shares. Here are some of the peculiar fads which the youth are following: The 'Intellectual' Selfie Check out your timeline, people. You'll see many intellectual quotes like “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” And what are they associated with? A selfie! A selfie with pouted lips or half a face! We have just one question. WHY? It's one thing to post a relatable quote with a beautiful landscape that you clicked but posting some deep (copied) thought with your portrait is, sorry to say, stupid. It's hard to know if this trend came first or the word 'lame.' Best Hubby (Ever) Hashtag Not being a male chauvinist but the fairer *** is the guilty one here. Maybe he's your knight in the shining armor, a great guy, as good as a man can be, but ladies, best is a comparative degree and you simply can't claim that he's the #BestHubby. (Actually, you can. But in order to do that you would have to try every other man, then the hashtag is all yours). Similar is the case with #BestHubbyEver. Ever in the hashtag means you've tried something similar before but this one is the best among all. If it's not your first marriage, then you're good to go. Otherwise, just tell him how great he is in person and not with such senseless hashtags. Wishing Parents/Loved Ones on Social Media Again, why? Find your phone, dial the number, say “Happy Birthday Mom. God has already blessed you with a child like me so, I'm not sure what can I wish for. Still, May God give you what you want,” and stop right there! There's no need to open Facebook, post a vintage picture and tell the world how much your mom means to you. There's no point in showing off your 'love' to your digital friends. It's quite a personal thing, don't you think? Likes For Likes Hashtag People, it's just…desperate! It's one thing if you're making a living out of Instagram by being some kind of blogger or a marketer but posting it for sheer attention is not normal. Such behavior is desolate if you ask us. It's fine to share your pictures on social media but thriving this much for likes, comments and shares is ill-flavored. For your own stature, please stop! If you found yourself guilty of any of the things that we mentioned, there's still time. Use social media for entertainment, not to boost your superficial egos. You don't need the world's validation, be happy from inside.
  21. Choosing which car to buy is perhaps one of the hardest decisions most of us make these days. The financials of it are one question; the car you drive says a lot about you. Most of us want it to reflect our personal sense of style. Given how much rides on making the right choice, the vast multitude of options available to Indian consumers these days in each segment, often ends up being a bane rather than a boon. If you have been tearing your hair apart after reading dozens of contradictory reviews, then fear not. As a proud owner of the Toyota Yaris, I am here to help you make a decision by taking you through how I did it. Given that I was moving into a phase of my life and career where I was becoming more confident in expressing myself, I wanted my car to reflect that. The Toyota Yaris caught my eye immediately because its styling was confident yet functional. The sedan looked edgy, but still not totally out-there, which I thought captured the essence of my lifestyle pretty well. Apart from its looks, its interior, comfort, ease of handling and a trouble-free ownership experience were some of the reasons I chose to go with with the Toyota Yaris. 1. Simple, Yet Bold Design LED line guide in tail lamp | Toyota The Toyota Yaris' design is simple yet bold. Thanks to the fact that Toyota has managed to avoid the design excess of its competitors in the segment, the sedan comes across as charming. That is not to say that it's not a head turner. It has distinct design elements, like large projector headlamps and a large trapezoidal front air dam that dominates its face. That, along with the LED line guide in the tail lamp, give the sedan a unique look. 2. Beautiful Inside, And Out Waterfall design dashboard and piano black console | Toyota The first thing that you notice is the beautiful sea of beige inside. Apart from the seats, what also captures your eye is the dash fascia, which sports a piano-black surface with some premium-looking silver buttons. Those, along with a waterfall design dashboard, make this one of the most beautiful cars out there in terms of interior design. 3. No Compromise On Comfort Comfort was one of the biggest factors in my final choice and the Toyota Yaris is second to none on that count. The seats are wide with plenty of leg room and they also come with bottle holders. Additionally, they can also be controlled electronically and offer a good range of adjustments. The multimedia system is even better than what you are likely to find in cars in higher segments. The sedan comes with a 7-inch LED Infotainment and navigation system with gesture control, which helps the travellers choose their entertainment with ease, and without distraction. Gesture-control infotainment | Toyota This time, Toyota has also added a windscreen that's specially designed to keep harmful radiation out. All variants of the model also come with HSEA (IR Cut) Acoustic and Vibration control glasses that keep the ambiance noise pretty low. Another great perk for the summers is that the sedan's air conditioning is top notch and it cools the cabin really fast, thanks to the roof mounted air vents with ambient illumination that circulate the cool air in the rear seats. HSEA (IR Cut) Acoustic and vibration control glasses | Toyota 4. Technologically Superior What sets the Toyota Yaris apart from its competitors is its technological superiority. Toyota has given the sedan a lot of segment-first features including a model class-leading safety kit like ESP, hill-start assist control, traction control, and all four disc brakes. The 7 speed super CVT-i allows for smooth transmission. Standardised 7 SRS airbags and ABS with EBD is available on all variants. All 4 disc brakes | Toyota 7-Speed CVT-i transmission | Toyota 5. Reliable And Trouble-Free Ownership Toyota comes in 6 different colours Being sure that owning a vehicle was going to be a smooth experience was definitely top on my list of priorities while making the selection. That was one of the things that made me gravitate to Toyota. The company is known to give its users a trouble-free experience and it is great to see that despite all the cutting edge technological advancements in the Yaris, Toyota has still been able to make sure that it has retained its reliability. So, buying a car is a personal choice and it will involve different considerations for different people. If you are also looking for something similar to what I was, I would recommend you consider the Toyota Yaris. Looking back, I can say that it is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Test drive for yourself and see, but I can bet you'll fall in love!
  22. World Cups and controversies go hand in hand. The stakes are high, and the nerves are tense. Uncontrollable emotions often end up triggering unwanted actions that make it to the headlines not just for that day, but for years to come. We remember these incidents, as much as we remember the beautiful moments and thrilling victories. For every Van Persie wonder goal against Spain, there is a Frank Rijkaard spit to be recalled, and for every Luiz Ronaldo's nutmeg goal, there is a Rivaldo corner line histrionics to be recalled. Talking about controversies, today, we will take a look at some of the most bizarre incidents at the FIFA World Cup. From controversial walk-offs, fights to intense drama, here are the top 4 shockers in the history of the mega event: 1. Spain Sack Coach Julen Lopetegui (2018) © Reuters Just 48 hours prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Spain announced that they are sacking coach Julen Lopetegui. Let's put this into context – Spain won the FIFA World Cup 2010, but quite shockingly they were ousted during the group stages of World Cup 2014. After this bizarre exit, they assembled a formidable squad that won 9 out of 10 games during the qualifiers, scoring 36 goals and conceding just 3! They were touted as one of the sure-shot semi-finalists in the upcoming mega event. But as fate would have it, just three days before the World Cup 2018, Real Madrid announced that they had found a replacement for Zidane in Spain's coach Lopetegui. The Spanish Football Federation management was furious, apparently because they weren't informed of these proceedings. They sacked Lopetegui. 2. Nicolas Anelka Abuses Coach Raymond Domenech (2010) © Reuters After losing out to Italy in the 2006 World Cup, France came with a renewed zest as one of the top contenders in a country that they had once colonized – South Africa. France had a rather poor start to the 2010 World Cup, wherein they drew the first game with Uruguay, and then lost 2-0 to Mexico. Following a poor display, Anelka was substituted during the match against Mexico. Unable to bear the substitution, Anekla hurled the nastiest of expletives at his coach Raymond Domenech. He then refused to apologize and was sent home from the World Cup, and subsequently banned. 3. Zidane Headbutts Materazzi (2006) © Reuters The man who had played a pivotal role in France's 1998 World Cup win was once again at the center of the action at the 2006 mega event. Zidane had already announced that this would be his last World Cup, but looking at the way he bossed around, it seemed like he could play another! Zidane single-handedly destroyed teams like Spain, Portugal, and Brazil to take his team into the final. But on the big day, arguably one of the greatest players ever lost his cool when Materazzi abused his sister. Zidane head-butted the Italian and was sent off from the summit clash. And, the rest is history. 4. Kuwait National Team's Mid-Game Walk-Off (1982) The Kuwaiti national team was playing its first-ever World Cup in Spain in 1982. In just their second game, they faced Platini's France. Obviously, France had the upper hand throughout the game and were routing Kuwait 3-1. The stop-watch showed 80 minutes when Platini played a through ball that was picked up by Giresse, who converted it into a wonderful goal. But someone from the crowd had whistled, leading the Kuwait squad to believe that the game had been stopped. The team was annoyed, and their Sheikh - watching from the stands - was infuriated. He called for his players to walk off in the middle of the game - and they did. However, the referee disallowed the goal and called the team back. But France scored one more and finished the game.
  23. We are really digging Varun Dhawan's new moustached avatar for 'Sui Dhaga'. He looks like a completely different person, and in a very good way. However, facial hair is not the only area he is experimenting with. He just wore a dope pair of shoes that can potentially give rise to a fight between Salman Khan and Pharrell Williams. Confused? Read on. © Viral Bhayani Varun was spotted wearing an extremely unusual camo-on-camo ensemble, that beautifully complements his super macho moustache. But, our eyes got stuck on something else entirely. His shoes. © Viral Bhayani Varun wore a pair of Adidas x Pharrell Williams NMDs. Pharrell has been praised by celebs all over because of these shoes - right from Ellen DeGeneres to our own Ranveer Singh. But you just need to look at them once to figure out why Bhai might have an issue. © Viral Bhayani Yes, you're right. You got it. The shoes say 'Being Human'. *Awkward!* © Viral Bhayani We all know how special 'Being Human' as a brand is, when it comes to Salman. But well, technically the Adidas x Pharrell NMDs are characterized by the inclusion of different words stitched on the sneakers. From that perspective, 'Being Human' in this case are just two words, that give the pair of shoes its distinctively philosophical aesthetic and nothing more. But we hope everyone agrees to that perspective! © Viral Bhayani All we can say is that Varun, this look is great on you, and we absolutely are in love with those shoes.
  24. I am sure that you're aware of the fact that your body needs the energy to digest the food that you eat. Therefore, your body burns calories while it makes an effort to digest it. So, wouldn't it make more sense to consume more 'calorie-less' foods if your target is to lose fat and weight? After all, the more calorie deficit you create, the more reason you give your body to utilize all the stored fat reserves in the body. Though there isn't any food item that has zero calories as such, there are certain food items that have less number of calories than what your body needs to burn. Following is the list of such food items: 1) Beets © Pixabay Easily available at your nearby vegetable market, beets serve as a very good option to be taken as a part of a salad or to prepare them as cooked vegetables. Beets have only 55 calories per cup of around 130 grams. A cup of beets is enough to douse your hunger pangs for some time, while hardly adding anything to your calorie intake for the day. 2) Carrots © Pixabay Available in two colors, orange and red, carrots have only 50 calories in a serving of about 120 grams. A one-cup serving of carrots also fulfills your daily requirement of vitamin A by more than a hundred percent. Carrots can also be used as part of regular green salads or could be cooked with other vegetables. 3) Cucumbers © Pixabay This vegetable is consumed on a large scale in urban as well as rural areas, due to its easy availability and low pricing. Since they are mostly water, a single serving of cucumber gives you only 10 calories from 50 grams of cucumber. You can use them as a side dish with your other food items to increase the satiety index of the food, while keeping your calorie intake in check. 4) Iceberg Lettuce © Pixabay A standard for every Caesar salad, lettuce is one of the healthiest calorie-less food items. It is rich in vitamin A, K and also has good folate content in it. A single bowl serving of around 70 grams of lettuce has only 10 calories. Lettuce can easily be added to salads and sandwiches and offers great taste too. 5) Mushrooms © Pixabay A meat substitute for vegetarians, mushrooms can be cooked in various delicious ways. A cup of 70 grams of a serving of mushrooms gives you only 15 calories. Its easy availability also makes it a good choice for diet conscious people. 6) Zucchini © Pixabay Another low-calorie vegetable that's commonly used in soups and salads; Zucchini has only 15 calories in one serving of 120 grams. It can also be used in preparing sandwiches to enhance the flavor or can be added in chicken Caesar or veg Caesar salads. 7) Spinach © Pixabay Spinach has a good amount of Vitamin K, A and folate and is also high in protein than the majority of the green vegetables out there. Two cups of serving of spinach weighing around 100 grams have only about 25 calories. Spinach can be cooked with cottage cheese as part of gravy dishes or can be consumed in the form of soups. Make sure that you follow a structured diet along with the above food items in your daily diet regime. This should be complemented with a good workout program at least 5 days a week so see better results. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  25. Every time we think of Dharam paaji, the song 'Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana' instantly pops up in our head. The magic of the song is still so fresh in our minds that we can't help but groove to its beat even now. © Saregama Well, the 70's were all about Dharmendra's quintessential persona and charm, as there was no one who wasn't mesmerised by his aura. And when his sons Sunny and Bobby joined him for a movie, it was an absolute success. © Saregamapa Music The first installment of 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' brought the whole Deol family together in the most entertaining manner imaginable. Fans couldn't have asked for more and the YPD franchise successfully managed to entertain the viewers. 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' (2010) and 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' (2013) were loved for their quirky dialogues and spot-on humour. And now comes the third installment 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' which sadly fails to leave a mark on us. © Saregama It's not the actors who disappoint, but the cliché and stale comedy that we have been seeing for a decade, which completely falls flat on its face. No doubt it's great to see the trio together, but there is nothing fresh in their equation. It's just the old cocktail in a new bottle. © Saregama Dharmendra is introduced to us as Yamla Parmar — a womaniser, who is full of life and young at heart. Sunny Deol is a 'vaidh' (Doctor) this time, whose 'dhai-kilo-ka-haath' cannot go unnoticed and Bobby Deol is someone who just aims to please women. © Saregama While some dialogues might crack you up, the rest leave you with a blank face. However, Bobby pulling off Dharam's iconic drunk scene from 'Sholay', is something you just can't miss. But we've got to admit that no one can recreate what Dharam paaji did! © Saregama Adding to the franchise this time is also Salman Khan, who joins the bandwagon as Mastana. Sadly, his cameo doesn't add anything to the flick and we hope the film has something better to offer. © Saregama Check out the teaser here: Directed by Navaniat Singh, 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' is slated to release on 15 August.