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  1. Summers are here and I am sure your 'desi' gym trainer is soon going to tell you that this is a season for dropping the pounds. The typical bodybuilding belief that's still prominent amongst 'desi' style training is that you go on bulk in winters and then during summers, you cut. The theory on which this model is based is that during summers, your body sweats a lot and thus it helps you to cut the layer of fat on your muscles. Some trainers will even go to the extent of making their clients train without a fan in the gym so that they sweat more and thus lose more fat. © Unsplash Read on to know why this theory is absolutely flawed and is complete bro-science. More Sweat In Summers Will Lead To More Fat Loss? Well, if this statement is accurate, then your body should burn zero fat in winters, as you do not sweat at all during the peak winter season. Also, what about people who live in hilly areas and where there is no summer at all? I believe people living in such areas should leave their dream of getting ripped as they will hardly sweat during a workout and thus won't burn any fat. Now let's talk about some science. If someone is on a calorie deficit diet, how will the body manage the deficit calories? Because as per science, when your body cannot meet its daily maintenance calories from outside, it uses the fat stores in your body which is stored in the form of adipose tissue, which is your fat cells. Thus, the so-called 'sweat theory' is just another gem from bro-science and nothing else. Your body will tap into the stored fat cells once you go on a deficit, whether you workout in summers or winters. Is It Fat That Melts In The Form Of Sweat? Absolutely not, sweat is just a medium for your body to maintain its temperature. Since the outside temperature is high during summers, your body sweats more irrespective of the fact that you workout or not. So, while working out, your body may sweat a little extra as it is trying to cool down from the inside by producing more sweat on your skin. In winters, your body is already cooled down so it does not produce that much sweat. It's as simple as that. If fat melted in the form of sweat, people would automatically become lean during summers with the kind of heat waves that we face in India. © Unsplash Can You Gain Weight In Winters? Yes, of course, you can. Gaining or losing has more to do with your dietary intake. If you follow a calorie surplus diet, you will gain while if you go on a deficit, you will lose. The only thing different in summers is that you might increase your water intake as your body tends to sweat a lot more than winters. It's very important to keep your body well hydrated if your workout sessions are frequent and aggressive. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  2. Bollywood has had a long-standing affair with Switzerland and somewhere we too fell in love with the country, vicariously through them. Ask anyone about Switzerland, and most of their conversation will revolve around Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's budding romance on the streets of Switzerland, from 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'. Or those dance numbers where actresses wearing sarees are dancing on the snow-capped mountains. © MensXP I won't lie, somewhere my idea about Switzerland too was heavily influenced by Bollywood. But, all of it changed when I got a chance to visit the country a few weeks ago. I always wanted to go to Switzerland, but it was all a distant dream as I wasn't financially strong enough to fund my trip. But, thanks to Switzerland Tourism and their exceptional hospitality, the next thing I know I was sitting on a plane to Zurich and clicking and posting pictures with the locals and binging on chocolates and cheese. © MensXP Today, I want to share my story about how much Switzerland has impacted me. It also made me realise that the quaint country has so much more to offer than just be a place where Bollywood songs and movies were shot, with actors posing shirtless in snow and flaunting their six-pack abs. 1. Pack Comfortable Clothes Instead Of 'OOTD' To begin with, no you cannot stand shirtless or in a saree in the snow. Even dreaming about doing it can send shivers down your spine because of the temperature, which drops to as low as -15 degrees to -20, even in March. So, please don't dream of wearing normal boots or heels or try to act stylish to get OOTDs. Carry warm and comfortable clothes (without adding tons of layers), gloves, and lots and lots of sunscreen. © MensXP 2. Don't Take Euros Instead Of Swiss Franc Don't trade your cash for Euros, instead of Swiss Franc. Switzerland is an expensive country and if you end up paying extra in the currency conversion process, it will only burn more holes in your pockets. Also, be doubly sure about the multi-currency card you're carrying, else you will be stuck with a different country's currency, like me. So, no matter who says what, convert your money to Swiss Franc (CHF) only, for smooth hassle-free transactions. 3. Why Is The Swiss Franc Symbol Called CHF While most of us call it Swiss Franc and Swiss currency, most of us never bothered to notice or know why the symbol is CHF? Well, not many people know that the Latin name of Switzerland is 'Confoederatio Helvetica', which also means 'Swiss Confederation'. The symbol CH can be found on postal stamps, coins and even on the car stickers. © MensXP 4. There Are Four Official Languages In Switzerland This was my first trip to Switzerland, so I entertained and dug into all kinds of questions possible, which brought me to this - "What is the official language of the country?" Trust me, the number of people who asked this were more than the number of friends I have. So, let me clear that too for all you guys. It will come handy, in case you're planning a trip soon. Firstly, there is no such thing as 'Swiss language'. There are four official languages that people speak: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Reason? Switzerland comprises of 26 cantons and if we take a look at history, each of these cantons were fully sovereign states and had their own borders, armies, customs and languages. © MensXP Over the years, the government never forced any of the cantons to speak a uniform language, so they continue to retain and speak different languages, which also represents the geographical and cultural boundaries that Switzerland is surrounded by. But, don't be scared since these are not the only languages they can speak. Most people understand and speak in English too. 5. Switzerland Has A Kickass Transportation System Despite being an alpine country and surrounded by lakes and covered in snow for the most part of the year, Switzerland has a kickass transportation system, one of the world's finest actually. Let's be honest, living in Delhi has spoiled me beyond my expectations. I don't think I am the only one in thinking that cabs have made me lazy and privileged. People have stopped walking or taking buses or even metros for that matter. © MensXP Switzerland (even if it was for a week) changed my mindset. The transport is so freaking awesome, that you don't feel the need to take cabs. Also, did I tell you that cabs can be freakishly expensive? From trains, buses, cruise, bicycles to even walking; the systematic timetable connects people with any desired point. © MensXP 6. Swiss People Are VERY Punctual And Organised Swiss people are really punctual, unlike us. If the train or bus is scheduled to leave at 10: 30, it will LEAVE at 10:30 - neither 10:29 nor 10:31. Further, no person crosses roads if the signal is red, irrespective of whether there are any cars or not. Something we can never expect here. No wonder, Swiss people are so fit, despite consuming kilos of cheese and chocolates. 7. The Swiss Love Their Cheese And Chocolates Talking about cheese, can you guess how much cheese does a person in Switzerland consume in a year? 10, 20, or 50 kilos? Well, when I visited a cheese factory, I found there is more to cheese than just parmesan or cheddar and the correct number is 21.4 kilos. Oh, and they eat nearly 12 kilos of chocolate in a year. In fact, wherever I went and whatever I ordered (even if it was just a glass of water), I always got complementary chocolates. They serve chocolates everywhere, even the bed you sleep on will have chocolates kept on it. © MensXP 8. You Can Take Your Pets Literally Anywhere Also, here's something I didn't know about Switzerland but instantly fell in love with. This 'heaven on earth' is very dog-friendly (any pet in general actually). You can take your dog almost everywhere, outdoor cafes, buses, trains, cruise to even some hotels. But, there are some rules and taxes for animals, especially social pets like guinea pigs. © MensXP 9. Drinking Water Everywhere...Even In Your Bathroom Also, it is believed that water in Switzerland (Europe in general) is so clean that people drink water directly from the basin in their bathroom. Umm, coming from India I had a really difficult time adjusting to that fact and the reasons are known to all of us. We are so used to drinking water from water purifiers here, so we can't even imagine heading to the bathroom to take a drink of water. So, I took bottles instead, only to find that there are two types of water people drink there - sparkling and tap. So, when I said mineral water, I got a pack of sparkling water bottles (blame some of it to the language barrier) that has a distinct taste and not everyone likes it. And the water is super expensive there. So if you're fine drinking water from the bathroom, go for it; else make sure you get a bottle of tap water and not sparkling one. © MensXP 10. Switzerland Is Really Safe For Solo Female Travellers Lastly, being a solo woman traveller, safety is something that was a primary concern for me. Surprisingly, travelling alone in a foreign land turned out to be a safer experience for me than travelling within the country. The country is super safe, connectivity is strong and people are friendly, although they prefer that you respect their boundaries. After I came back, my perception of the beautiful country changed. I wasn't in love with Switzerland anymore because of the Bollywood songs or movies shot there. I feel in love with the incredible beauty of Mount Titlis, the picturesque renaissance architecture, the captivating snowfall, the local beverage 'Rivella', the various types of cheese and chocolates, the roads, the transport museum, the snow-capped mountains I saw from the train and everything in between. Thank you Switzerland for teaching and showing things to me I barely knew about, and I look forward to seeing you again.
  3. Salman 'bhai' is back with his 'Eid' gift for fans all over the globe. The trailer of his much-awaited 'Bharat' finally dropped a few minutes ago and before we talk about it, let's have a look at it. Ali Abbas Zafar is back with Katrina and Salman as a team in a tried and tested formula which looks like it will be a super hit. The movie also stars Disha Patani and Sunil Grover in pivotal roles and is a remake of the Korean hit, 'An Ode To My Father'. The movie follows a chronology of India over six decades and Salman Khan will be donning five different looks in the movie. Salman's character is also named 'Bharat' which is like a metaphorical representation of the country itself. SKF The trailer stays true to a typical Salman 'bhai' movie. It has good background score, the enigma of Salman himself, lovely ladies to add more value to the script and a whole 'over the top' vibe. Fans are absolutely loving the trailer already. #BharatTrailer is out now Owesome trailer...it could be the biggest blockbuster of the year Please go and watch pic.twitter.com/3ClMkR2HHU — SalmanKhanfc (@itsSalmanKhanfc) April 22, 2019 Going by the merits of #BharatTrailer, BONAFIDE BLOCKBUSTER is a given. Seems @beingsalmankhan has delivered his most fervid performance till date. Trailer is Perfect blend of mass & class. Katrina nails it. @aliabbaszafar “does whatever it takes” https://t.co/QlsxPYJIpW — Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) April 22, 2019 Salman's last spell at the box-office was a dud in the form of 'Race 3' but knowing the actor, he always bounces back, thanks to the kind of movies he makes, which have many takers out there. The movie is releasing on 5th June this year, so we have something grand to look forward to this Eid, like every Eid. Get ready to witness the journey of a man and a nation together.
  4. The IPL fever is on, and there is a lot of excitement in the air. From incessantly praying for your home team to buying exclusive IPL gears, that's the mood overall. But at work, it's a different situation. For me, I cannot even concentrate when the match is on, especially if it's my team that's playing. And I am sure you go through the same thing,when you're at work post 8.00 pm and all you can think of is IPL. So here are the 5 things that happen at office every year when the IPL is on. I bet you'll relate to this. 1. Constantly thinking of an excuse to leave early What do you do when it is a long, long day at work, and the match starts at 8.00 pm. How do you get out? Well, I suggest bring out the big guns - headaches, viral fever, flu, everything. Having said that, I sincerely hope my boss isn't reading this right now. 2. Taking innumerable washroom breaks to check the score on UC Browser IPL's on, your home team is playing, and you are still at work. One thing every cricket fan does at work is take millions of loo breaks just to check the live scores on UC Browser. One of the best things about UC Browser is that its in-app tool of cricket content aggregation offers all-in-one live cricket content, including live scores, news, videos, photos, live commentaries and more. Additionally, this time around UC Browser is going big with IPL 2019. They have launched the UC Miss Cricket Contest for the course of IPL. It's India's first ever cricket-themed online pagent. In fact, last year the contest received a tremendous response, including participation from Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela, Miss India Priyadarshini Chatterjee and TV actress Shirin Sewani. The contest is underway till May 1, and we hear the winner will win a huge prize, and will also be featured on a billboard at New York Times Square. Now that's big, ain't it? 3. Putting your money on your favourite team This happens everytime IPL is on. It's almost like an unofficial tradition at work. I am going big on Mumbai Indians, whom are you supporting? 4. Checking the WiFi 24x7 Here's a truth. You are never going to check the WiFi speed if it's a usual day at work. But when the IPL is on, WiFi is your top-most priority. I mean, how else will you livestream the match and check the scores all the time? 5. Getting into a heated conversation During IPL, a KKR fan will always get into a heated conversation with a Mumbai Indian fan. Or, a CSK follower will never miss an opportunity to pick on a RCB fan. When we talk about the IPL fever, this is exactly what we mean. Do you relate to this? If yes, let us know which team you are supporting this time.
  5. We certainly live in scary times and the fear doesn't let us hope for a time when everything will finally be at peace. The recent bomb blasts in Sri Lanka are a prime example of what I am talking about and it reeks of ineffable and unthinkable hate and radicalism. (c)Reuters On Easter Sunday, 8 violent bomb blasts at 3 churches and 3 luxury hotels killed and injured numerous people in the capital, Colombo. The death toll is still rising, currently at 160, while over 400 people have been injured. This attack has broken the lull after the civil war ended in 2009, in Sri Lanka. The three hotels that were bombed were Shangri-La Colombo, Kingsbury Hotel Colombo and the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. More than 50 were killed in the St. Sebastian Gothic-style Catholic Church in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, and 25 or more people were also killed in an attack in an evangelical church in Batticaloa in Eastern Province. 24 killed 200 injured in multiple blasts in churches and hotels in #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/2dcsDTkOE8 — Faizan ÙÛضا٠फà¥à¤à¤¾à¤¨ (@faizan_ul_haq) 21 April 2019 No immediate claims have been made or speculated yet regarding who led the attack. In a country which was at war internally, for two decades with Tamil separatists, till 2009 has seen a lot of bomb blasts in the past, and to be reminded of the same horror once again is nothing short of earth shattering and traumatic. (c)Reuters “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong,” he said in a Tweet. “Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.” the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe released a statement earlier today. Indian politicians along with our President and Prime Minister also shared their thoughts on the attack on Twitter. Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 21 April 2019 People in Sri Lanka have come out in solidarity to help the victims in any way they can. Currently there are massive queues at the blood donation camp there and it's nothing short of overwhelming. Time to unite #SriLanka. Blood requested at the Colombo National Hospital and Batticaloa Hospital where several injured are being treated following the multiple blasts which shook #lka today. — Jamila (@Jamz5251) 21 April 2019 A resident by the name of Usman Ali told an international publication that everyone's intention is to help the victims right now. Overwhelming response at National Blood Centre. It's so overcrowded they cannot control the crowd. Currently they are sending back people who have come after taking down name, contact and blood group. Don't rush there now go leisurely as the crowd subsides #LKA pic.twitter.com/EAvYyr73kH — Usman Ali ð±ð° (@usmanali_la) 21 April 2019 Five #explosions reported in #SriLanka. Two explosions in St. Anthony's #Church in Kochchikade and #Negombo Katuwapitiya Church. Another explosion in Kingsbury Hotel and 3rd floor Shangri-La in Colombo. Another explosion reported in #Batticaloa. #lka @ShangriLaHotels pic.twitter.com/7jyOzlv8DH — Ashwin Hemmathagama (@AHemmathagama) 21 April 2019 Sushma Swaraj, the external affairs minister said India is keeping a close watch on the situation in Sri Lanka. Colombo - I am in constant touch with Indian High Commissioner in Colombo. We are keeping a close watch on the situation. @IndiainSL — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) 21 April 2019 Extremely sad news from Sri Lanka on Easter. Enemies of humanity cannot be allowed to succeed in any part of the world and acts of terror should be condemned in strongest terms — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 21 April 2019 India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and government of the country. Such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in civilised society. We stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka #PresidentKovind — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 21 April 2019 Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured. My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief. — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) 21 April 2019 Saddened and shocked at the disturbing news coming in from Sri Lanka. All forms of violence are unacceptable. Easter is a Festival of Peace. My thoughts and prayers with the grieving families — Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 21 April 2019 Easter Sunday bomb blasts in churches & hotels, killing many innocent people seems to be a well coordinated attempt to create murder,mayhem & anarchy.All those who cherish democracy,freedom & economic prosperity must unite now with nerves of steel to defeat this heinous attempt. — Mangala Samaraweera (@MangalaLK) 21 April 2019 The Indian High Commission Tweeted helpline numbers, in case a friend or a family member is in Colombo currently. Explosions have been reported in Colombo and Batticaloa today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may call the following numbers : +94777903082 +94112422788 +94112422789 — India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) 21 April 2019 In addition to the numbers given below, Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may also call the following numbers +94777902082 +94772234176 — India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) 21 April 2019 The live feed of @NewsfirstSL now reporting that 24 confirmed dead from the attacks this morning at the General Hospital. #lka #srilanka — Sanjana Hattotuwa (@sanjanah) 21 April 2019 We just wish and pray for the welfare of the people who went through such an atrocious time, seeping this trauma in every living second. It's hard to imagine what they'd be going through right now. All we hope for is the terrorist group behind this attack is caught and dealt with adequately and the country experiences peace in all its glory, soon.
  6. Despite the changing landscape of torrents, it's not really all that difficult to access torrent websites. One can easily access any of these sites by following a couple of simple steps. However, it's worth pointing out that not all of your old favourite sites are still working. Don't worry, though. We scavenged the internet to find out the best torrent sites you can access today to download whatever it is that you want--be it movies, TV Shows, software, and more. So let's check them out. The Pirate Bay © MensXP “Once a classic, always a classic”. Yes, that's exactly what The Pirate Bay is all about. This particular website has been in existence for as long as torrents have existed, and it's still one of the most popular and reliable sites around. The Pirate Bay has a huge selection of torrents ranging from movies, tv shows, apps, and more. It also has a fairly simple user interface, which hasn't really changed in years. Notably, the Pirate Bay also has the most popular torrent tracker in the world, which by itself a huge reason behind the success of this site. Visit The Pirate Bay RARBG © MensXP This one's for movie enthusiasts out there who are on the lookout for all the latest movies. It also has other content like TV shows, but RARBG is one site which you can always rely on for movies. Much like the other torrent sites, RARBG comes with a simple and easy-to-use interface with relevant info on the main page. The download page for each file also comes with all the useful bit of information like the number of seeders, leechers, etc., making it easier to find the right info and do exactly what you need. RARBG is constantly updated with new additions, and is known to be quite a popular destination for people wanting to download the new episodes of Game of Thrones. Visit RARBG 1337X © MensXP 1377X is yet another torrent site that's been around for a long time. But it wasn't until the demise of KAT and ExtraTorrent that this website gained some spotlight. The content on 1337X gets updated frequently, and all the info is displayed on a clean-looking interface. That's part of the reason why 1337X gained a lot of traction over the years. It's also one of the very few sites with obscure torrents, so there are more chances of finding the torrents that you're after without the hassle of going through a lot of searching. 1337X is an excellent choice for downloading content like movies, TV shows, games, etc. Also, the additional helpful browsing features like Oscar nominations, new episodes, and more are just an added advantage. Visit 1337X. YTS © MensXP YTS is one site that focuses exclusively on movies. It's also one of the cleanest-looking torrent site that you'll find on the internet. Seriously, it's almost comparable to the streaming sites out there. It looks that good. Besides the advantage of its visual appearance, one of the biggest advantages of using YTS is that it goes easy on the bandwidth. The movies are offered in the smallest size possible, which means it's perfect for users in countries like, say, India, where bandwidth is often a pain point. Visit YTS NYAA © MensXP NYAA.si is your one-stop destination for anime. It's essentially a resurrection of the popular anime site NYSAA, and it has a very similar interface. The site lists out all the available anime episodes that are available to download right in the homepage, along with some other useful information like the number of seeders and leechers. Visit NYAA
  7. Election Commission (EC) is badass this year. They're banning people left, right and centre for good reason. Certain politicians have (ahem) a history of saying offensive and hurtful things. Remember the guy who blamed horniness of young men on street noodles? While saying whatever they like is usually admissible but during the election campaign, there are certain rules mandated by the EC that need to be followed. These rules have been undermined for years. However, this year in light of extensive campaigns and more access, courtesy social media, Election Commission has been proactive and we really appreciate them for it. Here is a list of ridiculous things that politicians said that got them banned for a short period, but that is also something. 1. Called the Muslim League a “green virus” that “caused the partition of the country” Yogi Adityanath, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader who is currently the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, made this comment among others in a speech that referred to the Muslim League a virus that “spread across the country to the extent that it caused the partition of the country". Adding fuel to the fire, he also said that the opposition party, Congress is “infected with the virus” and that “the Congress government used to serve biryani to terrorists and Modiji's army sends bullets and bombs their way,” which basically suggests calling around 14% of the Indian population a “green virus”. The EC had issued a 72-hour campaigning ban on him. 2. Commented on the opponent's underwear colour Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan is contesting in Rampur against his BJP opponent Jaya Prada, a former member of his own party, in a speech said, “I brought her to Rampur. You are a witness that I did not allow anyone to touch her body. It took you 17 years to identify her real face but I got to know in 17 days that she wears khaki underwear.” BJP Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj compared it to the mythological character Draupadi being disrobed in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. But, more importantly, this comment triggered a response from the National Commission for Women, whose chairperson Rekha Sharma is requested the EC to bar him from contesting the election entirely. He too was issued a 72-hour ban for making comments considered “sexist and derogatory”. 3. Threatened Muslims to vote in her favour Sultanpur candidate and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said she would win regardless. However, if Muslims didn't help her, she “will not feel good, because then there is a bitter feeling.” She also said, “If Muslims come for some work after that I will think, "why bother". She also said the most ironical statement considering her name is Gandhi, “We are not Mahatma Gandhi's children to keep giving without getting anything in return”. EC banned her from polling for 48 hours. It had issued a similar ban before to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati after she asked Muslims to vote for her party instead of Congress to help them defeat the BJP. These are only a few of the things that have come to the limelight. What other ridiculous things have you heard during the election campaign?
  8. The tragic burning of the Notre-Dame Cathedral spire in Paris has now resulted in donations and help from unlikely sources for its restoration. In fact, 'Assassin's Creed Unity' may even be used as a reference for restoration work, as the game features a scaled replica of the historic site. The 3D model in the game is incredibly detailed and will probably be used as a reference to restore the cathedral to its formal glory. © Ubisoft The game also lets players traverse the monument and parkour over almost every inch of the structure. You can even go inside the cathedral in the game and explore the interiors. In lieu of the burning, you can now actually do that for free, thanks to an initiative by Ubisoft. Apart from donating €500,000 to restoration works, Ubisoft is now giving away 'Assassin's Creed Unity' for free on PC. © Ubisoft “Ubisoft wants to give all gamers the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of the cathedral”, the publisher's statement reads. “You can download Assassin's Creed Unity on PC for free here, and you'll own it forever in your Uplay games library.” © Ubisoft The Notre-Dame in the game was detailed and developed by level designer Caroline Miousse. It took 14 months of production and took three weeks to get the interior right. Due to Ubisoft's hard work, the cathedral is a fully explorable 90% scale model of the real monument.
  9. There are some movies that are bad and then there is 'Kalank', which is so bad that people only love to troll it. 'Kalank' is one of those movies that could have just been a trailer or a short film. The story was so predictable and almost everything was given away in the trailer itself. But, people still went to watch it and we guess the only reason was to come back and make these hilarious memes. © dharma productions However, out of all the performances of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor or Madhuri Dixit, it is the performance of the CGI-Ed bull that was loved by people. Although the makers put a disclaimer mentioning that no animals were harmed while filming the bullfight scene, why wasn't there any disclaimer stating "Watch it at your own risk because the CGI is bad"? © dharma productions We guess KJo loves bullfights, or maybe he wanted to take inspiration from 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'. Also, FYI, Karan Johar's Dharma Productions is the same production house that produced 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'. © arka media works Seriously what is this obsession with showing a character's strength by making them fight a bull? First it was Bhallaladeva, now it's Varun Dhawan's Zafar. But, just look at the difference between the CGI effects and VFX in both the movies. Looks like internet can't seem to get over Varun's struggle with the fake bull and have turned that particular scene into a meme. Pic 1: Expectation Pic 2: Reality#KalankReview pic.twitter.com/gQey2wYZHM — Satyam Singh (@MyFreakyTweets) April 17, 2019 Read that Kalank has a Varun Dhawan-bull fighting scene. Guessing it will be authentic, considering how people poked fun at Kangana Ranaut's mechanical horse scene in Manikarnika. — Chowkidar Pallavi Kamat ð¸ð¶ (@Pallavisms) April 17, 2019 @akashbanerjee is silent on Varun Dhawan's fantastically fake bullriding skills now. I think he feels that the bull is real in the movie ðððð #Kalank — QueenBee (@artemis_ari) April 17, 2019 aur woh bull fight in #Kalank , "RIP VFX" aur itna hasi aai bull fight scene par ,what a comedy scene. faaltu si storyline ghatiya sa VFX full time waste and money waste movie#KaranJohar #VarunDhawan #AliaBhatt #SonakshiSinha #AdityaRoyKapur kalank hai sab ke sab — Bipin Vishwakarma (@bipinv99) April 17, 2019 One of my close friends just saw #Kalank n he said 'there is a bull fighting scene with over acting ki dukaan Varun Dhawan; n i swear u cant help but LOL n ROFL at the extreme stupidity of the scene". ð¤£ð¤£ — Chowkidar Baby Driver ð¥ ð (@MaheshShenoy12) April 17, 2019 Dilwale-Inception Kalank's bull-blood. Just Varun Dhawan things. Bull sequenceð https://t.co/0E3Q6ub4RQ — Atish. (@atishj7) April 17, 2019 Masterpiece..Epic. Dilwale was Inception Kalank is Dunkirk The movie should go for Oscars. Will win best Visual effects for the Bull fight. — Chowkidar Chor Hain (@PresidentISP) April 17, 2019 Godð¢What a hell of #Kalank! BIG BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. Kya Socha tha aur Kya hua. Full paisa waste . 1/5.@aliaa08 every one can't take the way @deepikapadukone carries the periodic role splendidly. And that bull sceneðð#KalankReview pic.twitter.com/9fiOVmz3li — Chowkidar Debarupa Palit (@ipalitDebarupa) April 17, 2019 What a scene... the bull really acted well, trying to throw Varun up n down .. He's so very real & Varun is so very brave ...He's like the Texan Cowboy ...aye ? lmao ððððððððð #Kalank #SuperFlopKalank #KalankReview — QueenBee (@artemis_ari) April 17, 2019 Sad to say but #Kalank is Kalank of 2019. @karanjohar You should pay more attention to the script. It seemed like I was watching TV serial. Bull fight VFX is poor. take inspiration from other directors. Feeling sorry for @Varun_dvn — Shivam jaiswal (@Shivamjaswal5) April 17, 2019
  10. 'Say no to spoilers' – it's not a hard concept to understand. But, some people have a hard time grasping this and they don't realize how much the spoilers of a movie or a TV show can affect someone, especially if they have been waiting for a really long time to watch it. The entire spoiler debate going on right now is obviously because of 'Avengers: Endgame' - only 9 days to go! - and I still can't believe there are some sadistic people who would spoil things for others. There are so many loyal fans and followers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe who want to and who deserve to watch the biggest Marvel movie yet without any interference. But, it can get so out of hand that the Russo Brothers had to come out and release another PSA just to plead with people. #DontSpoilTheEndgame pic.twitter.com/YZhbrwcijJ — Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 16, 2019 Yes, I hate the giant purple grape and his stupid narrow way of thinking, but for once we should listen to him when he demands our silence. Be a good person, don't make fans have meltdowns and keep the spoilers to yourself. Be like Cap. But not us #WhateveritTakes #DontSpoilTheEndgame pic.twitter.com/KDKxFxl2dM — Danna Sofía (@DSofi427) April 16, 2019 Be like Dr Strange. pic.twitter.com/gPfbjD4xw9 — Tommy (@TommyWitney) April 16, 2019 Good joke. when someone spoils endgame pic.twitter.com/0rzbhGQ0D5 — dustin (@asvpxdusty) April 16, 2019 This is probably why Spiderman was killed off in 'Infinity War'. :) pic.twitter.com/i7b1w3aIt2 — Iván Gutiérrez (@ivandecat05) April 16, 2019 While this letter is good, nothing can beat last year's PSA about spoilers for 'Avengers: Infinity War'. I'm kind of sad we don't have Tom Holland with tape on his mouth this time. © Marvel
  11. If you've already been using a MacBook and have enabled the dark mode feature on macOS, then you already know what's in store. iOS 13 is expected to release later this year and will finally add dark mode to iOS devices, system-wide. This news comes via a report from 9to5Mac that details the future update from Apple. © Twitter The report suggests that users will be able to enable and control the dark mode feature from the main settings page. It is said to work similar to the dark mode feature in macOS and will enable a dark theme for the iPhone or iPad. Having said that, the dark mode may not be available on specific apps and individual app developers will have to enable support for dark mode. © YouTube Other updates may include new multitasking features for the iPad and an overhaul on the Mail app. The mail app is sed to get a new “undo” feature similar to what you may have seen on Gmail and other email services. The new multitasking features on the Ipad will enable users to use multiple apps at the same time. However, instead of implementing a split-screen window, the update would allow each app to run in multiple, smaller windows. 9to5Mac says in the report: "Each window will also be able to contain sheets that are initially attached to a portion of the screen, but can be detached with a drag gesture, becoming a card that can be moved around freely,” © Twitter Another small change may come to the volume adjusting window on iOS devices. As of now, when a user turns up or down the volume, an on-screen graphic takes over your screen obstructing your view of the content behind the graphic. In fact, the volume control animation has also been subjected to memes which basically occupies a major portion of the iPhone's screen when adjusting the volume. There's no way to confirm these rumours until Apple makes them official at WWDC later this year. Until then, we can only hope these rumours come to fruition as we've wanted a dark mode feature on iOS devices for years. Source: 9to5Mac
  12. 'Game Of Thrones' has a cult following for a lot of reasons. One of which is the fact that the show has stellar costumes that look authentic to the timeline they shoot in. However, wearing such context-heavy costumes comes at a heavy price. Sometimes, the fabric or the design was so uncomfortable that the actors could do nothing but sit through long and tiresome shooting hours. Maisie Williams, in a recent interview with a leading publication revealed that the prep for 'Game Of Thrones', aside from the strenuous shooting in extremely cold locations, also had to deal with uncomfortable straps and bellies. For Maisie Williams, as Arya Stark in the initial few seasons, had to wear a strap across her chest to hide her breasts. At 15, while normal teenage girls had crushes and an awkward teenage life, Maisie Williams had to wear a strap and hide her breasts for long shoot hours as her character Arya, was pretending to be a boy in the series. And after the strap stopped working, Maisie Williams had to wear a "chubby belly" to "even out the playing field" so no one( other characters) would suspect her a girl on the show. © HBO It was only in the sixth season that the costume designers decided to let Arya grow on the show so they gave a bra to Maisie Williams as a part of the costume. This made the costume in general so much more comfortable for Maisie Williams.
  13. After making people wait for almost two years, the final season of 'Game Of Thrones' is finally here and looks like no one is as excited about the show as us. But, it's the Indian parents who are the happiest today. Why? Because what they or the alarm clocks couldn't do for years, the makers of 'GOT' did it in a single day - make people wake up at 5 AM. © HBO Until last week, people were looking for ways to deal with Monday blues and finding excuses to sleep a few more minutes. But, today things have changed and the only blue people are concerned about are the Night King's eyes. © HBO Turns out Indians are super excited to watch the first episode of season 8, but for free. So, instead of logging into Hotstar premium, they were busy looking for free alternatives. For that most people woke up around 5 AM to try downloading the episode for free from Torrent. © Quartz According to a report in Quartz, between 5 AM and 9 AM, Google Trends showed that 'Torrent file' was a more popular keyword than 'Hotstar' in India. © Quartz In fact, torrent sites like 'DIRECTV' and its misspelling 'direct tv' were among the rising trends. Honestly, the fact that people are looking for free alternatives to watch the episode does not surprise me as much as the fact that they woke up at 5 AM to do it. I mean, people across the country were setting alarm for 5 AM and 6:30 AM, not to catch an early morning flight or study for exams, but to watch the first episode of 'Game Of Thrones' season 8. And not just any day, a Monday. If you think I am exaggerating and the insane craze is a big lie, check out the tweets here where people are posting screenshots of alarms. The alarm is set #ForTheThrone #GameofThrones @GameOfThrones @HotstarPremium pic.twitter.com/GFE4Aegblp — Pavan Advani (@pavankoomar) April 14, 2019 Alarm set!! One last sleep ðð#GameofThronesSeason8 ð¡ð¡ð¡ð¡#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/5mjddp4auL — Ñα¢Ð½ιи (@Nanu_P09) April 14, 2019 #GOTonHotstarPremium Had a quite crazy alarm schedule!!#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/YQtfymc5hd — Soumya Mallick (@SoumyaM83344653) April 15, 2019 To all GOT fans parents, alarm does work. See at 6.30 am. P.S. Have not watched GOT yet.#GameofThrones — Anuj Pansari (@anujpansari06) April 14, 2019 I sat my alarm for 6:25 am in the morning just to watch The premiere of #GameofThrones S8 at 6:30 n Here i am Now after 4 hours Of sleep , full awake at 4:25am... Should I sleep now ? ( Proper First world Problem i have ever had ) #GoT — Vivek Sharma (@IMViiku) April 14, 2019 * sets alarm at 6.30 to workout* Doesn't wake up * sets alarm at 6.30 to study* Doesn't wake up * Sets alarm for #GoT * At 5.30: pic.twitter.com/id1c1sfIc2 — Mirra (@tinseltimes) April 15, 2019 She: You could have watch #gameofthrones later also. What was the hurry of disturbing your sleep and waking up at 6.30? Me: pic.twitter.com/8hYgUs7hHE — Amit Kantode (@unsettledmortar) April 15, 2019 Me waking up at 6:30 AM and watching #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/3TGYuSUtmY — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 14, 2019
  14. Cersei Lannister's famous dialogue, “when you enter the game of thrones, you either win or you die” rings a bell now more than ever. As we settled down to sit through the viewing of the premiere episode of the final season of a global phenomenon called the 'Game of Thrones', years worth of journey with the main cast relayed before our eyes. © HBO Death and gore happen to be one of the dominant themes in the series, wherein people have been burnt alive, skinned to death, their heads crushed, stabbed in the eye and what not. While the body count at the beginning of the show rested at 26, it has undergone tremendous dips and rises over the last 8 years of its existence with the body count rising to a whopping 58 in season 6 following the destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor by wildfire. © HBO So talking of death, we couldn't let go of the nagging feeling that death is indeed waiting to rear its ugly head even in the final season of 'GoT', and just like millions of fans across the world, we would not help but wonder which of our favourite character might end up dead in season 8. © HBO While speculations and memes have already started to fill the internet, we decided to do some digging and got our hands on this survey conducted by Morning Consult, who asked die-hard 'GoT' fans to vote for the character who is most likely to die in the final season of 'Game of Thrones' which premiered earlier today. View this post on Instagram April: the month that kills your favorite charactersâ #gameofthrones #avengers #endgame #9gag A post shared by 9GAG: Go Fun The World (@9gag) on Apr 15, 2019 at 12:00am PDT Now, while that is just a speculation, the survey has shown that, fans believe these 5 characters from the series are mostly likely to die by the end of season 8. *Insert Drumroll* 1. Cersei Lannister © HBO 36 percent of fans believe that Cersei, the cunning and extremely ambitious Queen Mother of the realm of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will bite the dust this season. Known for her haughty, conniving persona, she is above the feelings of empathy, and bears a tongue laced with poison. Her betrayal of Daenerys and Jon was in keeping with her true nature. How many of you want her dead? 2. Night King © HBO Next up, almost 34 percent of fans feel the Night King will be dead by the end of this season. The supreme master and the first of the White Walkers is all set to lay siege to Winterfell, armed with a terrifying army of White Walkers, wights and an undead Dragon. Will he succeed? Or will he die trying? 3. Euron Greyjoy © HBO Currently the King of the Iron Islands, and uncle to Theon and Yara Greyjoy, Euron is cunning, highly intelligent, barbarous and dangerous in a number of ways. Having a reputation as the worst of all the Greyjoys, Euron fights on Cersei's side and 32 percent fans want him to be the one saying goodbye this season. 4. Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane © HBO With 31 percent fans voting for Sandor in the survey, this original House Lannister ally might just be the one. While fans are also anticipating that the final season will see him kill off his brother Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane, we will have to wait and see how that unravels. Having shifted his allegiance over the years, we're still not too sure about believing him even now. 5. Theon Greyjoy © HBO Having grown up with the Stark children like a brother, he is also the prince of the Iron Islands. Theon has been on a quest to save his sister, Yara from the clutches of Euron Greyjoy, their uncle. 30 percent believe that Theon might be the one to warm the grave before the curtains fall this season. That is not all, fans have also voted for 20 other characters from the show, who might end up dead instead of the top 5 listed above. Take a look at the stats here: © HBO Who do you think will be dead this season?
  15. Russian President Vladimir Putin is known to be the most powerful man in the world. So, naturally, you'd expect the world's most powerful man to earn more than pretty much every other political leader in the world, right? Well, if you go by the numbers posted on the Kremlin's official website, it's not really the case. According to the website, Vladimir Putin earned 8.7 million Rubles last year as the President of Russia, which roughly translates to about $135,000. Yes, that's apparently how much he made from his official salary, a military pension, interest on savings, and other investment gains. © Reuters That number, in case you are wondering, comes down to about $11,200 a month as Putin's average monthly income. Funnily enough, Putin's real property did not change from last year. According to the tax returns, he owns an apartment with an area of 77 square meters and a garage of 18 square meters. And among his official assets are two vintage Volga GAZ M21 sedans as well as a Niva SUV and a Skif tent trailer. Of course, no one's questioning Putin's net worth here. But as noted by the folks over at Quartz, something doesn't quite add up. Take his luxury watch collection, for instance. The collection alone is said to be valued at 22 million rubles i.e. roughly $3.5 million. His watch collections reportedly include pieces like a Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar, a Blancpain Leman Aqua Lung Grande Date, and a platinum A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph, which are some of the finest timepieces in the world. © Reuters Looks like it's true what they say about Putin. He may never appear on Forbes' rich list, but his personal wealth is bigger than that of Bill Gates. There's no way to tell if the reports are true, so we'll let you read Putin's financial disclosure here.
  16. The copy contains spoilers. Proceed with caution. In case you missed it, 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 1 dropped today at 6.30 am. The episode saw the long-awaited reunion of Jon and Arya and the revelation of Jon's true lineage, which we were waiting for since the first season. But here's what we learnt from the premiere of Season 8: long drawn conflicts and mysteries that had troubled us since the beginning are going to unravel and fast. Things are escalating at Winterfell. Jon finally knows about his parents and it matters now what he does with this information which can possibly change the entire vision that Dany has for her Empire. So after watching the first episode, here's what is going to happen next: The trailer's opening shot has Daenerys confronting Jaime, who's just arrived in Winterfell. "When I was a child, my brother would tell me a bedtime story about the man who murdered our father," Dany says in a threatening tone. "And all the things we would do to that man." These two have never seen eye to eye. We know from Dany's past interaction with men that she does not like that it never ends well for them. 1. In the teaser, we've also seen Jamie's glove just lying around, so is it going to be the end of Jamie? But what about Cersei's prophecy then? Will Tyrion kill her then or it won't hold true considering another baby is on the way. 2. There's a sneaky split-second shot of Dany approaching Jon in the crypts of Winterfell—is he about to tell Dany his truth? © HBO 3. Then, we have Jon asking Tormund, "How long do we have?" Tormund responds: "Before the sun comes up tomorrow." And oh boy, does Jon look panicked: © HBO 4. And then we have another couple we've been rooting for, Missandei and Grey Worm kissing: © HBO 5. It looks like the Battle of Winterfell will most likely take place in episode 3 of Season 8 which also happens to be the longest episode of the season with a total running time of one hour 22 minutes. Expect gory deaths is all we can say right now.5 Revelations From 'GOT' Season 8 Episode 2 Promo That We Can't Wait To Watch Next Week
  17. The wait has finally ended. Winter came at 6:30 am IST on Hotstar, with the 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 premiere airing after more than 500 days since last season concluded. Almost all living characters got screen time as multiples storylines seem to be coming together for one last time.' Please don't read any further if you haven't watched the episode yet, as this post contains heavy spoilers. As usual, there was death, there was *** and there certainly were dragons. Whitewalkers remained out of sight but did send some strong messages. The internet, no wonder, was abuzz with multiple theories, predictions and memes. But one particular Reddit user called DukeOfTheVines drew parallels between the pilot of the first season and the latest Season 8 instalment. Here it goes: “The opening shot of the King/Queen arriving with the same music” According to the redditor, the same track plays in the background of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen's arrival in Winterfell as to the one at the time of Robert Baratheon's entrance in Season 1 Episode 1. © HBO The tunes do bear resemblance, and why not? The Iranian-German composer Ramin Djawadi, who had composed 'The King's Arrival' in the show's debut season, has returned to lend tunes to the final one as well. “Arya being a kid watching the King coming vs her letting a kid get a good view of the Queen coming” Arya Stark is shown rejoicing at her brother (not by blood anymore) Jon Snow's return. The duo was thick as thieves while growing up and has reunited after their lives have come full circle. In fact the 'girl with no name' still carries the sword (Needle) that Jon gave her as a kid. © HBO “Both episodes ending with Bran and Jamie, except this time Jamie looks scared” This has to be my favourite scene from the season. A cloaked Jamie Lannister arrives on a horse to Winterfell only to find Bran Stark, now the greenseer and also the boy who Jamie pushed out from a tower, waiting for him. You can actually feel the fear in Jamie's eyes at the sight. © HBO “Both episodes have amputated limbs from the white walkers spread out in a gory way to send a message” The heir of Hosue Umber, Ned was found decapitated with limbs all around him in this episode. Remember the first ever GoT episode where the White Walkers make their first "artwork" and create a symbol in the snow using the dismembered body parts of the slaughtered wildlings? “In the pilot, Cersi and Catelyn Stark talk about their kids possibly getting married while looking at them from a distance, while in this episode Varys, Tyrion, and Davos talk about Dany and Jon getting married while looking at them from a distance” While the idea of Jon and Dany's potential romance is exciting (and really not taboo considering the incestuous history of House Lannister), the foreboding metaphor in the episode is 'nothing lasts forever.' Let's see how this one goes, especially after Sam's conversation with Jon (or Aegon?). “The kid from the beginning was climbing on trees to get a good view, similar to Bran climbing the castle to get a good view. He also looked similar to Bran in the Pilot” Will the kid also end up losing limbs? “In the Pilot, all the shots of Winterfell showed the grass but now it's all snow” Winter has come? Other interesting observations made by Redditors: /u/Itsgreenarrow: Also S1E1 Ned's farewell to Jon he says “the next time we see each other, We will talk about your mother. I promise.” Then S8E1 while Jon is staring at Ned's tomb Sam tell him about his parents /u/friggindiggin: First episode Jon is distraught over his identity crisis as a bastard. This episode Jon is distraught over his identity crisis as a king. /u/enfinnity: The brothel scene with Bron is similar to Tyrion's first scene /u/JaqueStrap69: Also Jon asking Sansa "Where's Arya?" When he arrived, just like Ned asking "Where's Arya?" /u/ChavaF1: The current ruler of Winterfell saying “Winterfell is yours” to the arriving monarch /u/sarahj2010: Also loved the line from Robert Baratheon in the pilot to Ned 'I have a son, you have a daughter, we shall join our houses'. It's gotta be Arya and Gendry. /u/SaiyanAintSo: Also Sansa being more than wary of Dany, much like Catelyn was of Cersei. She really seemed like her mother in that meet and greet. © HBO /u/Dualstack: Also Robert asking Ned to be his hand in the crypts kind of similar to Sam telling Jon he is king in the crypts /u/Skeetronic: Don't forget Cersei putting out to someone she's not 'loyal' to But isn't that the norm for Cersei? What were your big observations from the premiere5? Let us know in the comments.
  18. The final season of 'Game Of Thrones' is coming sooner than we thought after a very tedious and a long wait. While we sure will miss the action and the nail-biting anticipation we have been experiencing through the years, let's look back at the biggest betrayals we witnessed during the course of these seven seasons, which basically just left us shook: 1. The Red Wedding- Horrific, aesthetically very disturbing and the fact that it was a wedding that turned gory left us gasping for breath. 2. Eddard Stark- Ironically enough, the season began with the Stark patriarch beheading someone and later getting the same fate for himself. It was heartbreaking to see the helpless father being beheaded by the family he thought was his ally. 3. Baelish & Sansa- While Karma came calling for Baelish correctly by the hands of Sansa herself, it was pretty sad when he promises to shield the lost girl and take her home safely but has his own ulterior motives behind the help. 4. Jon Snow And Night Watch- When Olly pushed Jon to his fate, the viewers felt the blow to their heart as well. The finale of season 5 broke hearts of all GOT lovers. 5. Stannis & Shireen – This betrayal was a low blow, even by GOT standards, as it was darker than we could actually think. Stannis agrees to oblige Mellisandre's wish for a sacrifice and his selfishness for his rule overcomes his love for his own daughter. Very hard to witness this one. 6. Theon & The Starks – When Balon is successful in pitting Theon against Robb, there is no looking back for this traitor. His insecurity takes over the better side of him and you kind of want to just punch him in the face at times. 7. Shae & Tyrion Lannister- The man who claims to know things and just drink, never saw the betrayal coming from the one woman he loved the most in the world. Shae's ending was kind of fitting, wasn't it? 8. Cersei & The High Sparrow- The High Sparrow lures her into trusting her, but the relationship leads to her own arrest. However, you never mess with this queen. The fate which followed her enemies at High Septon was a visual treat for a Cersei but a complete shocker for us.
  19. Fitness enthusiasts have always been crazy to discover a new supplement in the market that will help them with those 'magical' results that they are looking for. The same old supplement launches with a new name and a new tagline, these enthusiasts can then be seen rushing to the supplement stores and try these latest products in the market. However, this is where they are wrong. The real results will not come from supplements; they will come with some real nutrition and some real hardcore training in the gym. Thus, I am not going to propagate yet another new supplement launched in the market, but I am just going to tell you about the 3 supplements that can help you in your journey of fitness: 1. Creatine Monohydrate (c) Getty A well-researched supplement out there in the market for decades; creatine monohydrate works wonders for natural lifters. It wouldn't be wrong to say that it is the best alternative for steroids for natural lifters. Time and again studies have suggested that creatine monohydrate helps with strength as well as hypertrophy in trained athletes. You can either load it with a higher dose or just take a maintenance dose of 3 to 5 grams daily. I would recommend a maintenance dose as it is a little easy on your stomach. Loading creatine with high doses may give cramps and diarrhoea to a few people. The best thing about creatine is that it is one of the cheapest supplements available in the market and available in almost all the big brands. Another factor that makes it important to supplement creatine from an outside source is that it is very difficult to consume the desired level of creatine from natural food sources like chicken and fish. You will have to consume kilos of non-vegetarian food daily to fulfil the desired quantity of creatine from natural foods. Apart from the muscle building benefits, creatine monohydrate has shown well-documented research on brain function and memory. 2. Vitamin D (c) Getty Almost 80 per cent, if not less of the total population of India has a deficiency of vitamin D. In my own experience, I have never seen a blood report of my client whose vitamin D levels were sufficient or even at the margin. Almost all of them have extremely low levels of vitamin D when they come to me initially. Ideally, in India, we should be getting enough sun exposure as the whole country gets enough sunlight throughout the year. However, we deliberately avoid sun exposure worrying too much about the skin tanning issue. Low levels of vitamin D is associated with decreased athletic performance, lethargy, decrease testosterone production and various other issue that have an impact on your health and performance. Thus, it is smart to include a vitamin D supplement in your daily routine. If you think that the multi-vitamin that you are already consuming would do the needful, you are wrong. That multi-vitamin would not even have half the daily recommended dosage of vitamin d in total. Therefore, supplement a vitamin D pill separately from your multi-vitamin pills is a smart move. 3. Fatty Acids (c) Getty Majority of the cooking oils used to prepare food for human consumption is loaded with Omega 6's. The human body does need omega 6 as well but only in a limited quantity. High intake of omega 6's in the diet is the root cause of inflammation and consequently heart disease as well. Sufficient amount of omega 3's in the body will help in decreasing the omega 6 levels as well. Omega 3 helps your body with stronger joint as well as immunity. This will eventually lead to better performance as well. Though fatty fish is a good source of omega 3, it is good to include an omega-3 supplement to meet the desired quantity of daily intake of omega 3.
  20. Donald Trump hasn't been the most popular President the United States has ever seen. Rather he became (in)famous for all the fallacious, absurd and often unacceptable things he says and does. 2018 stood witness to one such cruel undertaking by the Trump Government which led to a worldwide public outcry - that is, the Trump administration family separation policy. His “zero tolerance” policy for illegal immigrants caught crossing the US borders led to this savagery. Central American immigrants seeking asylum in the US walk along the new Bollard-style border fence before being taken into custody by US Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas. #immigration #border #gettyimages #gettyimagesnews pic.twitter.com/3TX4qXnUda — John Moore (@jbmoorephoto) February 5, 2019 Last year saw thousands of Central Americans crossing over to the American land through the US-Mexico border in order to escape conflict, generalized violence and targeted persecution in their home states. These forced migrations led to the separation of thousands of young children from their parents and put into “detention centres” upon their arrival in the US under Trump's orders. Central American families wait at a border fence after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico to El Paso, Texas. They said they had arrived the evening before, waiting by the fence overnight to request asylum from US Border Patrol agents. #Immigration #gettyimages #gettyimagesnews pic.twitter.com/Lsj6P1gW8i — John Moore (@jbmoorephoto) February 4, 2019 Veteran Getty photographer John Moore was clicking photos of US Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley on June 12, 2018, when he encountered a “caravan” of migrants who were trying to cross the US border. During this time, Moore had taken a picture of a Honduran mother Sandra Sanchez and her daughter Yanela illegally crossing the US-Mexico border. (c) Twitter (c) Getty Images The picture showed the haunting image of a 2-year-old girl crying under panic as the pair was taken into custody by US border officials. The picture was circulated worldwide and led to a public outcry over the controversial policy to separate thousands of migrants and their children. Central American immigrants wade across the Rio Grande, which forms the US-Mexico border and walk along the border fence, located about 100 yards inland from the river, to request political asylum in the U.S. #Immigration #undocumented #Border #gettyimages @GettyImagesNews pic.twitter.com/GaqWh1VaqG — John Moore (@jbmoorephoto) February 4, 2019 Now, Moore's photograph has won the prestigious World Press Photo Award, and the judges said that the pictured showed "a different kind of violence that is psychological". Moreover, the public furore from around the world "resulted in President Donald Trump reversing the policy in June last year," the judges said. Its not that difficult to go under the fence from Tijuana, but the US Border Patrol has a heavy presence on the San Diego side, and there's double fencing. It's one of the most secure sectors of the 2,000 mile border. #caravanadelmigrante #gettyimages #Immigration #undocumented pic.twitter.com/OjR7V1qY47 — John Moore (@jbmoorephoto) December 7, 2018 The photograph is indeed a powerful representation of the incomparable amount of suffering and pain, both physical and psychological, many families have had to live through.
  21. Somewhere down the line while growing up, our mindset got corrupted. We observed what we saw around us & heard what people around us talked about and made those things a general conception. And then, we started judging people, communities, religions, cities, and everything based on those conceptions. Following are a few of many such things which we're stereotyping about, knowingly or unknowingly: 1. Punjabis = Butter Chicken + Whiskey + Canada Let's admit it, we all think that Punjabis made of these three things. Or, Canada is made of Punjabis and the other two things. It might be true that the wealthy families of Punjab send their kids abroad and they might be foodies, but putting every Punjabi in that category is not fair. There are many who are vegetarians, don't drink, and are happily working in India. “Are you sure you're a Punjabi?” is what we ask when we come to know about a vegetarian teetotaller Punjabi! 2. I Talk Little English = Illiterate via GIPHY The country with 22 official languages judges people based on their command on English. The language, which is not even our first language! I am not saying it is not important to learn English, it definitely is, since most of our communication happens in this language. But it's not right to declare someone illiterate based on their command over it. 3. Tinder = Hook-ups via GIPHY Believe it or not, but there are people on the app who are looking for just friendship, or a serious relationship, or a hangout buddy. And they do find matches with the same interests. Let's settle it once and for all, Tinder is a platform where you can meet strangers with similar interests. From hook-ups to having children together, interests could be many! 4. Dilli Se Hai? = Behe*od via GIPHY As soon as people get to know that a person is from Delhi, they automatically assume that he (or she) must be an asshole. You have every right to judge, but only if they are being an asshole to you. Otherwise, treat them like you would treat any stranger from any city. 5. Engineers = Desperate and Socially Challenged Nerds via GIPHY “I usually don't go out with engineers, they don't know how to talk to a woman. You are different though." True story. I don't know why people have that perception. In a country where almost everyone is doing engineering first and then figuring out what to do next, this assumption covers the mass of the population. I don't see how people can relate a person's degree to his desperate nature. There are people who don't know how to talk to the opposite *** or who are socially challenged or who are desperate but tagging them based on their degree is plain wrong! I hope we all can move past these stereotypes and next time before judging a person, we at least try to get to know them. Though not judging them at all would be much better, that is, if you can do it.
  22. Vivek Agnihotri's political drama 'Tashkent Files' starring Pallavi Joshi and Mithun Chakraborty released today. The movie tries to find the answer to the reason behind the mysterious death of PM Lal Bahadur Shastri. The movie is not a commercial pot boiler but has garnered a lot of praise in the country and is also turning out to be a hit with the overseas audience. The public feels that besides being a greatly researched movie, it is also a good history lesson for all of us. #TashkentFiles is not just a film; it is lesson of history & it will teach us about our past. So it must be watched & if you have children who are studying then it must be watched as a chapter from history which we weren't taught. Kudos @vivekagnihotri — Chowkidar Avinash Choubey (@avinashchoubey) April 12, 2019 Just loved it!@vivekagnihotri You are nailing an entire section of people in politics and civil soceity. More strength to you. ððððð #tashkentfiles — Rajesh A. Singh (@PerlOPython) April 12, 2019 Got the opportunity to watch 'The Tashkent Files' last evening and I was mind blown! Hats off to @vivekagnihotri for bringing out facts about Lal Bahadur Shastri's murder that were deeply buried. The matrix he explained is an absolute eye opener. Must watch film for all! pic.twitter.com/bYNAOu83fq — Chowkidar Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) April 12, 2019 We often forget the heroes who were not glorified for their contribution to the nation and this movie asks all the right questions. #TashkentFiles brilliant work done by the director and actors. With the Tashkent files director @vivekagnihotri have asked some serious questions. @shweta_official stands out in this well crafted movie. — Rajat singh (@rajat_since97) April 12, 2019 I had the privilege to watch #Tashkentfiles at the special screening here in Mumbai. It is a brave movie that strikes the right cords. It gives into the history that has been shot down by the "the family" and their Romilaisque cronies. Must Watch. Bravo @vivekagnihotri Sir ðð pic.twitter.com/SN7pr7FxzP — Chowkidar Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) April 12, 2019 Truth always has tentacles which never bow down Truth is like pure water which always finds its way out This weekend explore the truth which was hidden for decades The mystery behind the death of one of the Greatest PM's Shastriji Thanks you @vivekagnihotri #TashkentFiles — Vikas Raina #Chowkidar #KP4Modi (@rainavikas) April 12, 2019 While the movie was in murky waters with a lot of people blaming it for stirring unwanted political agendas, the 'aam admi' is hailing the work of the director and the actors for fighting through all of it and opening the minds of Indians. The #TashkentFiles releases 2day. It's an important film. If we even call it 1 of the most important films in our history, then too it won't be an exaggeration. It takes lot of courage 2 make a film like this & credit must go to Vivek Agnihotri. Please go & watch it. — Chowkidar hity (@hitykumar) April 12, 2019 In case this piques your interest as well, then you should do your homework, watch 'Tashkent Files' and form your opinion about the whether it is the only political drama that matters for now or not.
  23. It is an irony to see one of the best rappers in the industry turn into a curse for the sporting world. While music and sports are completely different worlds, finding success in one and brandished as a curse in another is an infamous distinction probably no one has achieved, barring, of course, Canadian rapper Drake. Apart from making the world dance to his hit tunes, Drake seems to have started a curse that continues to rock the sporting world. Rumour has it, that sportspersons tend to lose their respective matches or witness a slump in their performance right after meeting the popular rapper. While it might seem a little superstitious or far-fetched, but, we kid you not, the 'Drake Curse' is now actually a thing, leaving victims in its wake. The latest celeb who succumbed to the Canadian rapper's curse was none other than Sergio Aguero of Manchester City. A night after winning against Watford in the Premier League, Aguero met Drake at the backstage in Manchester Arena. And, as expected, when the Argentine returned to the football field for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, the 'Drake Curse' was at it again as Aguero missed a penalty that would've surely saved City from a 1-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. View this post on Instagram Bout to break the curse ð¦ #June1st A post shared by Anthony Joshua (@anthony_joshua) on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:56pm PDT On the same weekend, Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund also arrived in Manchester to meet the Canadian star and uploaded a photo of himself alongside Drake on Instagram. View this post on Instagram The goat! @champagnepapi ð¤ð¼ð¥ A post shared by Jadon Sancho (@sanchooo10) on Mar 11, 2019 at 6:16am PDT Soon after, Sancho felt the full effect of the 'Drake Curse' when his side was humiliated at the hand of Bayern Munich with a 5-0 defeat. In another instance, when Drake's tour moved to London's O2 Arena, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got a cheeky photo with him holding the Gabonese star's Arsenal shirt. Following which, the Gunners suffered an away defeat against Everton on Sunday, affecting their chances of a top-4 finish in the Premier League. And that's not all, the 'Drake Curse' has been influencing the sporting world for a while now. Over in America, Serena Williams, the University of Kentucky, Toronto Raptors in NBA, the University of Alabama American Football team have all been victims of the Canadian rapper's voodoo. You would famously remember Drake being on Conor McGregor's side before the latter's UFC clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov last year. View this post on Instagram The 6 God and The 12 animal! A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Oct 5, 2018 at 6:50pm PDT Continuing the practice, things did not go as planned for McGregor as he was beaten in emphatic style by the Russian fighter. Now to the latest, Anthony Joshua, The heavyweight champion who has won every professional fight in his 22-bout career, claims that he is going to end the 'Drake Curse' when he takes on Jarell Miller on 1st June. View this post on Instagram Bout to break the curse ð¦ #June1st A post shared by Anthony Joshua (@anthony_joshua) on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:56pm PDT Drake visited Joshua's gym last month, following which AJ posted a photo with the rapper claiming: "Bout to break the curse". With Joshua getting into the ring with Miller in less than two months, let's hope the 'Drake Curse' doesn't have any more victims till then.
  24. The names Mufasa, Simba, or Timon, Pumba and Rafiki tug at our hearts in a way that is capable of evoking a sense of deep-rooted belongingness and nostalgia from the years gone by. 'The Lion King' happens to be one of the best-est animated movies ever broadcasted for kids in the history of television. Our childhood was made special by Mufasa's kindness and playfulness, Rafiki's wisdom and great comic timing, as well as Timon and Pumba's crazy antics, besides a lot of other things! Just moments ago, Disney released the trailer for the much-anticipated remake of the 'The Lion King', and here are the 8 moments from the new trailer that made our jaw hit the floor really hard: 1. Baby Simba In The Elephant Graveyard via GIPHY Simba's appearance at the Elephant Graveyard is a pivotal moment in the story. His one-on-one encounter with the notorious Scar and the threats that follow it are some of the bone-chilling experiences we all recall all too (un)easily. 2. We Finally See Scar via GIPHY The teaser had given us a glimpse of Mufasa's arch-rival and notorious brother Scar, who wants nothing more than to kill off Mufasa and take his place as the king of Pride Lands. And he is still as intimidating and loathsome as ever. 3. Baby Simba & Mufasa Watching Over The Pride Lands via GIPHY A scene that is etched into our memory forever. Mufasa and Simba standing atop the Pride Rock overlooking the Pride Lands, and Mufasa imparting his biggest lessons to young Simba and telling him about the ways of the world, is truly precious. 4. Mufasa About To Die via GIPHY The impending death scene is dark, and even without it being shown in the trailer, we all know we are in for major heartbreak that is going to hurt far worse than any other, because seeing a part of your childhood die on-screen isn't something any of us want to sit through all over again. 5. Timon & Pumba Mentoring Simba via GIPHY Timon and Pumba aren't just two characters in the story who have been created to bring in the element of comic relief to the plot. Timon and Pumba turn into Simba's closest guides and mentors who see him through some of his toughest times. 6. Simba & Nala Falling In Love via GIPHY With bad comes good, and this goodness melted all of our hearts at one point. Even today, not much has changed, from their first sighting to the promise, a glimpse is all it takes to see the affection Simba and Nala share for one another. 7. Rafiki Finding Out Simba Is Alive via GIPHY Can we ever get over that moment? Especially with a background score that gives us goosebumps and ushers in the true king of the Pride Lands. More than the celebration, it's the hope for the future of Pride Lands that seeps right through! 8. Simba Climbing Up Pride Rock & Taking His Place via GIPHY If stepping into your dad's shoes needs a representation, nothing else would have done it better. The moment is too dear and loaded for us to not give it the kind of attention and ear-numbing cheer it deserves.
  25. If waking up in the morning and finding pimples on your face is a recurrent eventuality in your life, and if you've tried all possible anti-acne products to get rid of your pimples, you need to focus on other reasons that are causing these pimples. Besides being disposed to sensitive skin, there are other unforeseen factors that could be causing your pimples. Some of these could be: 1. Your Tendency To Touch Your Face Might Make Your Breakouts Worse © Getty Images While it might be tempting, it's not a great idea to play with your face throughout the day. Chances are picking your pimples could make them red leaving a scar behind. Also, remember to never pop that pimple because extracting the pus out of your pore could run the risk of pushing the bacteria deeper and making the problem worse. Besides, all the times at work when you rest your hand on the chin while sitting at your desk can transfer bacteria from your hand onto your face. Use a pimple-patch to cover pimples if you have an uncontrollable urge to touch newly formed zits. 2. Stress Breeds Pimples © Getty Images These two might seem completely unrelated but stress triggers acne. Pressure-filled situations make your skin produces stress hormones, like cortisol, that stimulates oil glands to make testosterone which in return increases oil production and clogs your pores which translates to more breakouts. Working out regularly and taking time off your busy schedule are things will help you release stress and subsequently the cluster of pimples. 3. Your Smoking Habit Is Also Causing A Lot Of Pimples © Getty Images Lighting a cigarette decreases the oxygen supply to your skin. Smoking not only increases the chances of cancer but also causes the breakdown of collagen and elastin that leads to wrinkles and increased pore size. The carcinogens in the smoke also irritate your skin and dry it out, triggering it to produce more oil and, possibly, more breakouts. The obvious solution to getting fewer pimples is nixing smoking. Trust us, it's not helping you. 4. The Food That You Eat Can Cause Acne © Getty Images Tomatoes and peppers are two common ingredients in spicy foods that contain acidic lycopene. This is an irritant that can trigger breakouts around the mouth. However, it's not just spicy food that can trouble your skin. Certain people have a strong reaction to dairy, gluten, or other types of foods. It really depends on what suits you and what doesn't. 5. Post-Workout Neglect Trigger Body Breakouts © Getty Images Skipping the shower right after working out allows the dirt, bacteria, oil, and sweat to seep into your pores and cause breakouts. If the commute from the gym to your place is long, get face wipes. It does damage control and makes us not showering immediately after. 6. The Ingredients In Your Skincare Might Be Causing Breakouts © Getty Images Read your labels. We know this is easier said than done but if you don't know what to look for, a good place to start would be sticking to products labelled “noncomedogenic,” which means it has been specifically formulated not to clog your pores. That said, if you've tried all the above and your breakouts continue to worsen, make an appointment with your dermatologist to see if you could be allergic to another ingredient in any of the products you use. 7. Your Face Scrub Might Be Causing Harm To Your Face © Getty Images Rough exfoliants like face scrubs, loofahs, or cleansing brushes are only going to worsen your breakouts. The idea here is to repair your skin's protective barrier to keep bacteria at bay. If your skin is sensitive and acne prone, stick to a mild face that gently washes your face.
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