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  1. It's 'World Book Day' today which was originally an initiative by UNESCO back in 1995 to promote reading. Books are the friends and lovers we choose to seduce us into an insane level of intimacy, away from the madness of this world. Being a bibliophile myself, I decided to ask my fellow wonderful, equally book-crazy writers to list out that one book which they love for a million reasons and why they'd recommend it to anyone out there. Here's the result of my interesting conversation: 1. Palace Of Illusions By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni- If mythology inspires you and you savoured reading the 'Mahabharata', then this beautiful book is a good follow up read which takes you on a journey in time where our heroine is none other than the mighty Draupadi herself. “Divakaruni gave a voice to an iconic mythological character Draupadi who was wronged by her family as well as the society on many levels. But to have her side of the story, and watch her turn the events around to avenge her own humiliation was a welcome change and an inspiring read. “ – Devlina Datta View this post on Instagram So much has been written about this book over #bookstagram, it is one of the most important books in the #feminism category. An Indian female who married 5 Brothers but was still called a #DevouteWife (Pativrata) is a huge deal even in 21st century. It's this aspect which made Mahabharat stand out as an #indianepic. Moreover this retelling of the epic is from the point of view of the female protagonist. What I loved the most about this retelling was that no efforts were made to portray her as #perfectwoman. She had her flaws, her Desires. She felt anger, hatred and jealously towards people surrounding her. She threw tantrums and had her ways sometimes. Yet through all these flaws she always realized his mistakes, she was aware of the wrongness of her desires, she knew the consequences of her actions and took responsibility of those. These are the characters which make her a #perfectprotagonist according to me. Well if you haven't read this book yet, you can join #mumbaibookstgram where this is selected as #bookofthemonth. So I read this book in the month of April but just couldn't post about it or review it as have been going through a weird phase where am not able to write. It's becoming increasingly difficult to pen down the thoughts about anything. Have any of you faced such a issue?? How did you overcome it?? Please help me out as am still struggling through it. #palaceofillusions #chitrabanerjeedivakaruni #picadorbooks #retellingofmahabharata #retellingofepic #draupadi #panchali #indianbookstgrammer #crosswordbookstore #bookstagramprompt #BookstagramPost #unitedbookstgram #booktrovertsgirlgang A post shared by Mihika Sawant (@mihika_thebibliophile) on Jun 27, 2018 at 12:06pm PDT 2. Lord Of The Rings By J.R.R Tolkien- This epic fantasy adventure series is loved by millions of people across the globe. If an epic fantasy is your choice of genre, then you shouldn't miss it. “It's the father of all fantasy books, complex characters with individual stories, best story arcs. The world created by Tolkien has numerous characters with their own histories, languages. The death of Boromir is probably the strongest moment I've experienced in all fiction.” - Akshay Bhalla 3. Mein Kampf By Adolf Hitler- This autobiography takes you inside the life and the brain of Hitler himself. Intriguing and gripping, this answers a lot of 'why's for all that he did, what he did. “Even though the intentions behind writing the book weren't ideal, Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' lets me understand how ideologies can lead a man to extreme measures for better or worse.” – Aditya Pandey View this post on Instagram 1925: Mein Kampf is published. An autobiographical work from Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf was dictated by Hitler to Rudolf Hess during his 264 day incarceration in Landsberg Prison for the failed Munich Putsch of 1923. Mein Kampf described Hitler's growing anti-semitic feelings and outlined his political beliefs and plans for the future of Germany. The atitudes and views presented in Mein Kampf broadly summarise Nazi aims in World War Two: total dictatorship, conquering France, expanding eastwards into Poland and the Soviet Union and the extermination of the Jewish race and others deemed 'impure'. #ww2 #wwii #worldwartwo #worldwarii #secondworldwar #worldwar2 #adolfhitler #hitler #nazi #führer #thirdreich #meinkampf #landsberg #germany #nazigermany #hess #swastika #1925 #onthisday #history A post shared by 1939-1945 Second World War (@worldwar1939_1945) on Jul 18, 2018 at 1:00pm PDT 4. Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone By J.K Rowling- The first book in the iconic series, you either love it or you don't know a thing about it. This book is pure magic, literally. “I remember reading Harry Potter very sceptically for the first time in 4th grade. I was not really convinced with the concept of a boy and wizards and magic, as at the time I was going through my superhero phase. Little did I know, Harry and Hogwarts opened a whole new world for me, letting me see a version of myself that I did not even know I had. It powered my imagination to new heights and continues to impart knowledge to me to this very day.” – Marina Paulose 5. Shadow Of The Wind By Carlos Ruiz Zafón- This Spanish best seller is a beautiful, well-told fictional novel. “Just like the protagonist of Shadow of the Wind, Zafon's words resonated with my own coming of age at the time of reading the book. What helped was that I visited Barcelona later that year too and discovered Zafon's Catalonia through my own eyes. Highly recommended for everyone in their early 20s.” – Alshaar View this post on Instagram “Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.” â Carlos Ruiz Zafón • What's a book that you can't stop thinking about, months after it's come out? • #ShadowOfTheWind #FavoriteBook #BookQuotes #Bibliophile A post shared by Olivia Páez (@storiesforcoffee) on Apr 25, 2018 at 12:01pm PDT 6. Waiting For Godot By Samuel Beckett- This absurdist French play spells out an existential crisis like nothing else could. “I came across Waiting For Godot in my third year of college. Reading this absurdist play gave me comfort that there are people out there who question reality and the meaning of existence as we know it as I do. “ - Simran Arora 7. Harry Potter Series By J.K Rowling- This had to be more than once on the list because only a Potterhead knows the value of growing up reading this series which literally shaped and changed lives. No particular reason can justify it actually. You have to read it to believe it. “How often does it happen, that a book completely enchants you? Holds you captive in between its pages? Doesn't let you eat or sleep till you have gone through all of its magical pages with ravenous hunger? Not only did 'Harry Potter' do all of that to me, but it also made me laugh, cry, erupt in euphoric applause, and collapse into a ball in a corner with a sense of irrevocable loss - while I went through its multilayered, labyrinthine story-line. I read it quite late when I was no longer a child, but I was immersed in a world characterized by a sense of child-like wonder nonetheless, that made me believe in magic once more. I recommend it to every single person who can read, irrespective of whether they like fiction or not, because this particular book, in its inimitable brilliance, transcends the intricacies of genres. All I can say is that this book series will have a piece of my heart. Always. “ – Sowrav Bhowmik View this post on Instagram âCAMPAMENTO HOGWALMERIAâ NO TE QUEDES SIN TU PLAZA! *Campamento para niños de 12 a 20 años *Del 23 al 26 de junio *Localizacion: Cortijo rural Las Gachas, Cuevas del Almanzora #harrypotter #camp #campamento #potter #magic #magia #summer #verano #funny #youtube A post shared by Club Hogwarts Almeria (@potterhead_almeria) on Apr 23, 2019 at 6:37am PDT 8. The Complete Adventures Of Feluda By Satyajit Ray- Mystery fiction lovers already know and love this one! “I can safely vouch for 'The Complete Adventures Of Feluda' by Satyajit Ray as my go-to book even after all this while. My love for crime and thrill took off further while digging deeper into Feluda's character as this intense detective, but in all honesty, I consider myself Topshe—Feluda's nephew-cum-the narrator, assistant but at the same time the one with a sharp mind who would bravely jump into a case without thinking much about the consequences.” – Ipshita Kumar 9. On The Road' By Jack Kerouac- This is a beautiful read for anyone who is interested in a rich cultural book chronicling the travels of the writer himself across the United States “The novel was primarily an introduction to the 'beatnik' generation for me which was basically rich in culture, music and philosophy. I read it in college, where the protagonist was living a life against a backdrop of literature, travel and 60s jazz, something I'd envisioned on doing back then! I guess the book stuck as my favourite since.” – Sunaina Mullick 10. Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde- This book is confused to be a mere gothic fiction for many for honestly it teaches you so much about the philosophy of the human mind. “Gripping and enchanting at every level, it peels off layers of perception one might have about the human mind in general. It forces you to question the naked dark thoughts of your mind and if you'd ever be tempted to make a deal with the devil for your own vanity”. – Harshleen Anand View this post on Instagram Frumusete... frumusete... #oscarwilde #portretulluidoriangray #theportaitofdoriangray #doriangray A post shared by Oxi Cristi (@oxi_cristi) on Apr 22, 2019 at 11:07am PDT Which is your favourite book that changed the way you perceive life now?
  2. 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?
  3. There isn't a better person whose ears we would like to talk off with our nonsense on any given day. No other individual we would rather share a beer with, or haul-ass with when being chased by the traffic cops for not wearing helmets. And definitely, there isn't another one like them who would stick around regardless of all the messy brawls, broken promises and cancelled plans over the years. © Vinod Chopra Films That is how it is with best friends, you will mess up more often than you would want to admit, give each other a hard time over a number of things, yet stick up for each other whenever it comes to you two against the rest of the world. And if you ask us, that is the biggest charm about having a best friend. You can be your best with them, but you can also be your worst, and they would still stick around simply for the “sake of old times” (no, simply because it's you). © Excel Entertainment That is exactly what two friends roaming the streets of Mumbai on a bicycle said about friendship, in not so many words. And that was all the inspiration we needed to fill your feed with a sappy, but heartfelt story on why we let our best friend(s) sweet talk us into the most stupid stuff and get away with it, all the freaking time. For now, read what these two friends of 15 years told Humans of Bombay about their adventures. You see, that is just how we have felt on innumerable occasions - after getting our asses whooped for being stupid enough to give in to each other's crazy ideas, with nothing to help us out of the soup we landed ourselves in after. Yet, regardless of the greatest mess we whip up together, there seems to be no going back after a point of time. We always seem to find our way back to each other, with or without the differences and all-out fights that plague us every now and then. © T-Series A 2009 study has also shown that most friendships last about seven years, anything beyond them and you can be sure that your best friend is here to stay for the long haul. Yet, it doesn't make sense why we always get “sweet-talked” into stupid shit when it comes to them. Actually let us rephrase that, why do we let ourselves be sweet-talked into stupid shit when it comes to them, even when we know full well that “it isn't a good idea”? © T-Series Consider these 5 reasons: 1. They Really Are Our “Brother/Sister From Another Mother”. Now you can't screw that up even if you tried, can you? Actually, you can. Don't date their ex. Just don't. 2. They Get You. As sappy as that might sound, it's a fact none of us can deny. Our best friend gets us in a way nobody else does, and this fact makes them so darn special. 3. You Get To Let Your Weirdness Out, Unapologetically. Think of the craziest, funniest and most ludicrous thoughts or ideas you ever came up with. Who was that one person besides yourself who knows about it, and is still friends with you? Yeah. © Rajkumar Hirani Films 4. You Care, Respect And Look Out For One Another In Your Own Way. There exists this unsaid pact that best friends always maintain wherein even when we can constantly berating one another, we still maintain a sense of respect towards them and look out for each other in our own way. 5. But Most Of All Because… You want to do it just as much as them because it's your friend and anything and everything you do with them is fun!
  4. Drones, the gadget denied to Indian enthusiasts by the DGCA, unless you are a wedding planner or photographer, is a heated topic in the country. While we may be debating the commercial use of drones in India, people in Australia can now get coffee and food delivered to them by our flying friends. © Pexels The company that is making the service a possibility is called “Wing” owned by Google's parent company Alphabet. The company has now begun delivering items to customers just outside Canberra, Australia's capital. The company has already tested the service 3,00 times in the past 18 months and is now ready to roll the service out for “eligible homes.” The service will be available in the outskirts of Canberra, namely in suburbs of Franklin, Palmerston and Crace. The company is already adding new customers and is expected to grow that number in the coming weeks and months. The company will start delivering over the counter items such as coffee, wraps, burritos and other smaller products. © Wing The key to the company's success is partnering with local businesses and merchants who want to get their products delivered to customers. The service is currently not at scale due to the nature of the project, however, it's a great step towards reducing emissions from traditional delivery methods. © Pexels Of course, we won't get to see something like this in India as we need special permission from DGCA to just own a drone or fly them in a specific area. In fact, if you want to know the precise rules of flying a drone in India, you can read our guide here. Until then, enjoy them drones at a nearby Delhi wedding where it showers you with rose petals!
  5. Summer months are cruel for everyone. Besides the heat and the sweat that comes along, you also have to deal with body hair. The crop gets annoying in the Summer. While the decision of getting rid of it is completely yours, you should know that you have options to get a hot bod this Summer that would attract a lot of lingering eyes and in a good way! We talked to women to find out how they prefer body hair on men. Before we begin, you should know that chest hair is, in fact, attractive, (obviously not in the excess bushy way that Anil Kapoor and Akshay Kumar advertised it as) but in a mild sheath sort of way and that can only be maintained if you groom it well. And we're not just talking about chest hair here, but also shoulder hair, back hair, upper back hair, hair on the stomach. So here's what women think: 1. Shoulder Crop © Getty Images "Winter might leave a layer of fur across your shoulders. But if you're planning to hit the beach or a water park, it's better to get rid of it," says Apoorva Sharma, 27. So, here are your options: you could shave these with the help of a professional or get them waxed if you have good pain tolerance. However, if you shave, the hair might pop back up even thicker. So you could also consider getting them trimmed too which is faster and hassle free but you'll need assistance. 2. Chest Hair © Getty Images "I don't mind chest hair at all, as long is it's not in volumes that make it hard to see the chest underneath. Grooming chest hair is always appreciated," says Divya Arora, 22. The 'très bon' technique to groom the chest hair has been hotly debated for years. There's no one way to groom your chest hair. From a smooth care chest, to the bush and the light crop in the middle, there are different ways in which you could groom your chest hair. So really, it's entirely up to you. Waxing works great if you want to go bare-chested for a longer duration but if you can't handle the pain, you could consider more permanent options like laser. An electric trimmer could also work if you don't mind cropped strays. In fact, these cropped strays add a touch of authenticity and work best for emergencies(like an unplanned hook-up night). 3.The Nape Strays © Getty Images "I don't mind body hair at all except the hair that pops out of the back of the shirt, that is a turn-off," says Ruhi Sarkar, 25. In contrast to your chest, there's no question at all as to what to do with unwanted outcroppings of the nape: get rid of them. These pop out of basically everything that doesn't have a collar attached to it and not in a good way. Shaving's not going to do the trick here, at least not without complications. This time, though, your best course of action is to book an appointment with a professional, as ripping the hair out from the root will help to keep them at bay for longer otherwise get the same professional to trim them because there's no way you can reach all of them. 4. The Stomach Fur © Getty Images "It's a little odd to see the if the chest hair is groomed but the stomach hair is left out, I personally think all body hair should be groomed uniformly," says Vani Kapoor, 28. Follow the principle of uniformity. Assuming that you're grooming your pubic hair, in the very session make sure to groom hair on the stomach as well. Uneven growth looks odd visually. The easiest way out is trimming them out. 5. Butt Hair © Getty Images "I love beach bums. They're even more attractive if men groom before wearing swimsuits," says Radhika Bedi, 25. The stubble on your butt cheek and butt crack could look better in a swimsuit if you groom it. You could get rid of it with a trimmer or going to the salon and getting professional help which always eases the job.
  6. Last year, Apple introduced the iPhone XR, an 'affordable' iPhone that shared many of the same hardware features as the more expensive XS and XS Max. The iPhone XR turned out to be our favorite iPhone of the bunch last year, and you can read our review here. Now, Samsung has launched the new Galaxy S10e which follows the same footsteps. The Galaxy S10e is a compact phone that shares a lot of hardware advancements added in the standard Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus. So, we decided to compare them & find out which one's a better affordable flagship. Here's how they compare: Display © YouTube Samsung's Galaxy S10e features a 5.8-inch 2280 x 1080 OLED display, whereas Apple's iPhone XR sports a 6.1-inch 1792 x 828 LCD display. Both, on paper and in the real world, the Galaxy S10e is a better-looking display. Samsung's OLED is crisp, bright, and vibrant, just like any other flagship phone's display. That's not to say that the iPhone XR's display is bad by any means. It's one of the best LCD panels around, but it can't quite match the OLED display. When it comes to the cutouts, the Galaxy S10e has a punch-hole design, which Samsung likes to call an 'Infinity-O' display. The iPhone XR, on the other hand, uses the same notch as the iPhone XS and the XS Max as it packs the same FaceID system. Both are equally intrusive when it comes to content consumption like videos, etc. but again, the Galaxy S10e display's looks more modern and just better in person. Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10e Performance © YouTube The iPhone XR is powered by Apple's A12 bionic chip, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S10e model, which we used, is powered by an Exynos 9820 SoC. Apple's iPhones typically beat Samsung's when it comes to processor performance. Even the Snapdragon 855 SoC is no match. Of course, you won't find much of a difference in everyday tasks, but the A12 Bionic is a beast. As for the RAM and storage, the Galaxy S10e is equipped with 6GB RAM, double the RAM in the iPhone XR. It sounds like a small number of paper, but Apple is traditionally known to make better use of low RAM, thanks to the deep integration between hardware and software. When it comes to the storage options, the base variant of the Galaxy S10e comes with 128GB storage & the iPhone XR's base variant comes with 64GB. BTW, you can also expand the storage via a microSD card on the Galaxy S10e, but you can't do that with the iPhone XR. Winner: iPhone XR Biometrics © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla Apple's FaceID system is the best in the business, and seriously there's no match to it. Even the Galaxy S10e has a facial recognition system, but Apple's system is more reliable and secure. But thankfully, the Galaxy S10e has a physical fingerprint scanner on the side. Yes, it's a deviation from Galaxy S10 devices that have an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, but that's better because the Galaxy S10e's scanner is more fast and reliable than that of the standard S10 variants. Both phones, however, have strong points when it comes to biometrics. With the Galaxy S10e you get a physical scanner, whereas the iPhone XR has the reliable FaceID. So, you can't go wrong with either of them. Winner: It's a tie. Camera © YouTube Both the iPhone XR and the Galaxy S10e have scaled back on the rear camera to, you know, cut down on cost. However, the iPhone XR uses a single-lens camera while the Galaxy S10e has a dual-lens camera. The S10e features both wide and ultra-wide lenses, while the iPhone XR sports only a single wide-angle lens, with which it can also do portraits. We found both cameras to be equally good. With iPhone XR, you're looking at a typical iPhone camera with a very familiar interface. The images look very crisp, natural and true-to-life, which is always something we all can appreciate. With the Galaxy S10e, you'll get a typical Samsung camera which captures, you know, more vibrant and saturated (sometimes over-saturated) images, which one may or may not necessarily like. Unlike the iPhone XR which has a software portrait mode that doesn't work pets, food or anything but people, the Galaxy S10e can handle it all. It doesn't have any limitations. Add an ultra-wide lens to that, you have a very capable camera in your pockets. Winner: It's a tie, again. The Final Say © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla Both the iPhone XR and the Galaxy S10e, as you can see, have ups and downs of their own. Apple is offering FaceID, the powerful A12 Bionic chip, great software/ hardware integration, etc. while Samsung is offering a dual-lens rear camera setup, a great OLED display, and expandable storage. However, there are other things to consider like the fact that the Galaxy S10e is a more compact phone, it runs Android instead of iOS, etc. So, at the end of the day, it comes to personal preference. But if you want to an affordable device that packs all the modern day tech, then you really can't go wrong with either of them.
  7. Almost all the Apple Products come with one year warranty against manufacturing defects and hardware failures. If you send in your defected device that's under warranty, then Apple will repair it, or in same cases, even replace it with a new one. Yes, the company is known to be very generous at that. However, two Chinese students attending college in Oregon have scammed Apple by taking advantage of the company's repair policy. So, the con was very simple. Yangyang Zhou and Quan Jiang, two engineering students allegedly brought in thousand of fake iPhones, sent them to Apple filing warranty complaints and got band new 'genuine' iPhones in return. The new iPhones were then sent back to their friends and relatives in China to flip for profit. © Pexels Yup, Apple, out of all the companies, fell for this con. But hey, you can't blame the company for being nice with replacement phones, plus these counterfeit iPhones have come to closely resemble the real thing, right? According to the prosecutors, the duo submitted a total of 3,069 iPhones under warranty claims, and got back close to 1,500 new iPhones as replacement units. With a loss of $600 per iPhone, Apple calculates that it lost close to $900,000, which roughly translates to about Rs 6.25 crores. The rest of the iPhones, in case you're wondering, were rejected for tampering, and they were sent back with letters explaining why the warranty claims were declined. The federal prosecutors have charged Jiang with trafficking counterfeit goods and wire fraud. Zhou, on the other hand, was accused of submitting false information on export documentation. The agents got tipped of this fraud in April 2017 when they opened five suspicious packages enroute from Hong Kong containing phones with counterfeit marking. In their defense, both students have claimed that they didn't know the phones were counterfeits. But, c'mon, no one's going to buy that.
  8. Powerbeats Pros is now official and was announced recently by Apple and will be the company's other true wireless earbuds. The new earbuds are said to have a better fit and sound quality when compared to the AirPods. The earbuds will be available this May; however, the new earbuds have already been spotted in the wild. © Twitter/Complex Lebron James was spotted sporting the new Powerbeats Pro at an event in Los Angeles. The picture was taken by Adam Pantozzi, a photographer based in Los Angeles. Apple has been known for giving out some of their products to athletes for better visibility. The Cupertino giant followed a similar strategy during the FIFA World Cup as many athletes were pictured sporting AirPods and Beats headphones. What's cool is that the company won the brand wars during the world cup without ever shelling out a single penny. You can read all about how Apple won the brand wars during the World Cup here. We can already see Apple following a similar strategy with the Powerbeats Pro as the wireless earbuds are targeted towards athletes and fitness enthusiasts. If you want to know more about Powerbeats Pro you can read all about it here. © Apple The Powerbeats Pro is expected to last longer than before and comes with Apple's new H1 chip that can also be found on the new AirPods. The H1 Chip enables the new AirPods to fire up Siri by simply saying the command “Hey Siri”. The better fitting design is also supposed to reduce sound leakage which has been a known issue with AirPods. The Powebeats Pro is expected to last for up to nine hours or up to 24 hours of playback time with the charging case. The charging case also has a fast-charging feature that can give the earbuds an additional 1.5 hours of usage after five minutes of charge.
  9. Apple Arcade is now official and the gaming service by the Cupertino giant is going to host a range of games that deliver great narratives and casual gaming at the same time. Every game will be playable on a range of Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and macOS. Each game will be playable offline which is quite different from what Google plans to offer with Stadia Each game that is bundled with Apple Arcade will be handpicked by the Cupertino Giant along with games that will be co-funded by the company. Most of these games will take advantage of Apple's A12/A12x Bionic chip to deliver a seamless experience. We decided to detail every game that we know about that will be coming to Apple's gaming service: 1. Team Sonic Racing © Sega 'Team Sonic Racing' is a kart racing game similar to 'Mario Kart' and has been in development for every console out there. Having said that, the game will also be coming to Apple Arcade where it will run with similar performance as its counterparts. Team Sonic Racing is a third-person racing game that will have power-ups, drifting and tricks. It also has co-operative gameplay which will be one of the marquee features of the game. Players will be able to play games offline with their friends in offline mode with local multiplayer support. 2. Fantasian © Apple This game is being developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the Japanese developer who has also been responsible for many 'Final Fantasy' games in the past. The game is currently under development and has been made using 3D dioramas from real life. These dioramas are imported into the game and are being used as actual playable levels. 3. Oceanhorn 2: Knights Of The Lost Realm © YouTube If you loved the 'Zelda' series, 'Oceanhorn 2: Knights Of The Lost Realm' is probably going to be your go-to RPG adventure game on Apple Arcade. The sequel has better graphics than its predecessor, more exploring, sword fighting and loots to discover. The first title in the series is already a fan favourite and it seems like the second game will be the star attraction of Apple Arcade. 4. The Artful Escape © YouTube The Artful Escape was initially going to be an exclusive for Xbox One and PC, however, it seems like the game will also make its way to Apple Arcade. The game was shown off at the reveal event and is one of the most beautiful platforms anticipated this year. The game is about a musician who is on a path to discover more art and music during his journey. Expect some awesome music and art style as the teasers already look awesome. 5. Yaga © Romanian Game Developers Association 'Yaga' is already available to play on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, however, the game will also be a part of Apple's new gaming service. It's a traditional third-person action RPG that has a unique art style and a compelling narrative. The game also features choice-based narrative which makes 'Yaga' one of the most exciting titles coming to the Apple Arcade. 6. The Bradwell Conspiracy © Steam This game is very reminiscent of 'Firewatch' where your character will interact with the environment to reveal the narrative of the game. It's a first-person adventure game where you need to escape from a facility where you are stuck due to a disastrous explosion. Your only point of contact is a fellow survivor called Amber where you must escape together by interacting with each other. 7. Enter The Construct © Apple This game is probably one of the more serious hardcore shooter games that are based in a sci-fi world. The game is currently under development for the platform. We don't know much about this game, however, the game does look like a promising title for the platform. 8. Hitchhiker © Hitchiker Game Yet another action adventure game that got us excited because of its simplicity and art style. You play the character of a hitchhiker where you will discover more information about yourself as you play through the story. You will interact with random drivers and discover about yourself through conversations and random items you find in the world. Apple Arcade will launch this fall as many of these games are still under development. There are plenty of other games that are coming to the service from developers such as Disney, Konami, Lego, Cartoon Network and Platinum Games, the same developer responsible for the 'Bayonetta' series.
  10. We adore Aparshakti Khurana not just for his acting skills (which are brilliant by the way, have you seen him in 'Stree' or 'Luka Chuppi') but also his fluid fashion choices which have never failed to surprise us. Recently, he was spotted wearing a Dhoti with Balenciaga shoes and an interesting 6 and half ft Off-White belt. Recently, Aparshakti was spotted along with his sister in law, Tahira Kashyap. Now, he probably was coming from the gym because he was spotted wearing a pair of super airy joggers with zippers that cover the entire length of their joggers. They're mean zippers that start at the ankle and can unzip till the top. © Viral Bhayani The great thing about these trousers is the fact that you won't feel hot and restricted in these joggers and if the hot Summer heat decides to bite you, you could always unzip them till your knees and voila, you won't feel hot anymore. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani It's time that men start experimenting with fashion that makes them comfortable but is also versatile at the same time. And thanks to actors like Aparshakti Khurana, we finally have inspiration that we can take with us.
  11. Amidst the heat of elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been accused of stealing a template for its party's new website. A start-up, W3Layouts, has alleged that the party used their template but deliberately removed the backlink. W3Layouts also alleged that the party had removed the code wherever W3Layouts' name was mentioned as soon as the matter was brought to light. The company published a blog post explaining the matter and even posted a series of tweets exposing the whole debacle. Why Removed author information from css ?? But it is available at https://t.co/PyHj2HymCG pic.twitter.com/Nih9cFJe85 — W3layouts (@W3layouts) March 22, 2019 “While the visible backlinks were removed, it was clear that BJP was still using the W3Layouts code as it was evident in the source code of the page,” one of the tweets said. After a few days of back-and-forth banter, BJP decided to take down the code from their website. In response, the party said, “It was a free-to-use application. Their code was dropped after they insisted on a backlink, as it is not something we do in the normal course. We had in fact offered to mention their name but since it didn't find favour, we preferred to work with the alternate solution. We are not using their template.” © Twitter Although the matter has been settled with BJP dropping W3Layouts' template, the start-up founder stressed that the license agreement was clear. He said, “You are not allowed to remove back-link to W3Layouts in a template unless you have paid for the template.” Both the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have decided to remain tight-lipped on this matter. In fact, the PM has found himself facing flak for using selling #MainBhiChowkidar merchandise on his Twitter handle.
  12. Have you ever imagined surviving on the internet without Google? Don't bother if you haven't, because it's not as easy as it sounds. I mean, just think about it for a minute. If you're using a Google-owned Android phone, then you're already out because that phone is probably one of the first things you check in the morning after you've woken up. Even a lot of iOS apps rely on Google's services. You take an Uber to work, you're using Google Maps data. You open Safari browser, you're again using Google's Search engine by default. In fact, even a lot of news websites, which you trust, run Google-owned ad services. © Pexels Look, I can pull out a lot of examples like this, but the point that I am trying to make here is that Google is everywhere. It's really difficult to avoid Google, and there's no easy way around it. That, however, isn't stopping a Reddit community from trying. A dedicated community which goes by 'r/deGoogle' on Reddit is filled with thousands of users trying to live a life without Google. The goal, apparently, is to try and avoid handing any personal information over to Google and its services. The subreddit, at its core, looks like a dumping ground for various links to apps and services which you can use without relying on Google. Think of the subreddit like a collection of 'tips and tricks' for surviving on the internet without Google. © Reddit - deGoogle Is it really possible to cut out Google from your life? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Yes, it's almost impossible to avoid Google without having a major effect on the way you use the internet. Between all of its products, Google has billions of users. Besides the Google search engine and other services like YouTube, G-Suite, etc., you're looking at Google's presence in other domains like artificial intelligence, fibre internet, and more. Heck, the company just announced its entry into the world of gaming with Stadia. Even if you manage to keep yourself away from these Google services, you're still relying on Google while using apps and services like Snapchat, Spotify, Pokemon Go. Why? Well, these services are all based on Google's Cloud platform. So as a netizen, you're relying heavily on Google in some way or the other. © BCCL Yes, it sounds a little terrifying considering how much Google knows about you and your day-to-day activities. Of course, there are ways to avoid Google and it's services up to an extent. However, if you choose to go that route, then you may have to make some serious alterations on the way you use the internet. In case you're interested, you can check out some ways with which you can cut out Google from your life here.
  13. There is something about footballers. Aside from fighting the battles on the field with every sneaky tackle and hefty pass, they also do it in a way that makes us want to emulate them. While, emulating their moves, might not be possible IRL, it is possible to show your loyalties in other ways. One of which is obviously is getting a hairstyle just like theirs. 1. Dele Alli © Twitter Dele Alli, the Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder, has a crop as carefree and flirty as the man on the field. This hairstyle is for boys with a curly crop. This is a low fade cut with crop unhinged at the top. Tell your hairstylist to shape the sides and leave the top. Also, you could use a conditioner to define the curls on an everyday basis. Use: An after shower hair cream that defines your curls and keeps the frizz away for the most part of the day. This cream should be your elixir in the Summer months. © nykaa 2. Harry Kane © Twitter England's super striker Harry Kane is arguably a player that has a way with details on the field and off it. His haircut represents that– a classic cut that really suits Harry's face shape and charisma. This hairstyle is not too short and blends seamlessly with the beard. Ask your hairstylist to use the technique of using a pair of scissors over comb for the sides in order to not cut them too short on the sides. And for the top, add a little length by giving the club cut up top to give some texture to the hairstyle. For everyday styling, blow dry it in one direction. Then, use some product to keep it in shape. Use: A mattifying hair clay that strongholds the blow dry and helps keep the quiff stay intact. © nykaa 3. Hector Bellerin © Twitter Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin can be spotted from a distance. The fine Spaniard is seen on the front row at London Fashion Week where his stunning mane makes a powerful statement. Firstly you should know that looking like Hector is not just about growing out your hair, but you'll also have to time your trimming sessions at the salon if you want hair as soft and bouncy as Hector. Split ends stunts the growth of the crop and make it dry and brittle. After achieving the length, for everyday styling: blow dry it over to the side to get that little quiff. Use: A sea salt spray to keep the frizz at bay giving a beachy-wave finish. © nykaa 4. David Beckham © Twitter David Beckham's hair is as popular as his on-field skills. This iconic man is extremely well put together. Noticeably, the one cut that everyone wants to cop is the short chop that he rocked at the Royal Wedding in 2018. The best thing about this cut is that it's easy-to-maintain and works great for the Summer months. Ask your hairstylist for a short back and sides with just a little bit of length kept at the front. He should then add texture by point cutting the hair. By nicely tapering the sides with a high fade. You don't need any product to keep this cut tame throughout the day. 5. Cristiano Ronaldo © Twitter Cristiano Ronaldo's crisp, firm cut seamlessly suits his finesse on-field. The interesting part about this hairstyle is the fact that this hairstyle's parting has been shaped by the trimmer. For people who have a strong jawline, this sharp cut works flawlessly. The fade goes all the way up high, short on the sides and then flick it back up top. The pomade adds to the cut. Use: A hair gel the smoothens and puts the top crop in shape. © nykaa
  14. Armpit hair can be an extremely controversial territory for men, because whether you keep it or get rid of it depends entirely on how you like it. While armpit hair is absolutely fine, given India's weather overall, it probably is advisable to not let them grow way too much to avoid excessive sweat and stench. A little bit of growth is absolutely fine, even when you're shirtless on the beach playing volleyball. © Pinterest However, how you decide to groom it is important. While most men turn to their local salons and ask for a quick swipe of the razor on their armpits as well, probably once in a month or a fortnight, it isn't the best way. No, doing it at home while using the best shaving cream with your own razor is also not a good idea at all. Here is why you should always trim your armpit hair, instead of shaving. 1. Your armpit does not have an even skin surface. It's extremely tricky to maneuvre a sharp razor on that uneven surface, and more often than not, you will end up with a cut or two. The skin there is also extremely sensitive apart from being uneven, so a bloody mess isn't a possibility you can rule out. Why take chances? Use a trimmer with '1' as the setting (setting it at zero probably isn't a good idea if you're clumsy) and zoom through without any cuts or scrapes. © Getty Images 2. When you shave, the hair seems to grow thicker and coarser, because it has been cut near the skin surface. The result? That itchy, prickly feeling on your skin within a couple of days. You know no feeling in the world is worse. It isn't as bad when you trim. © Instagram/Sonusood 3. Shaving is tough on your skin. When you shave a part of skin that is as soft and sensitive, the skin is always damaged. Also, razor burns and even the smallest of cut/nick with take way longer in this area to heal. You may end up with pimples, boils, and a number of other annoying skin issues. Why not use a trimmer and nip the whole situation at the bud? All we can say is, it's easier to trim your troubles away.
  15. The 'Kalank' teaser was finally launched yesterday amidst all the hullabaloo around the period drama spanning over months. One of 2019's most anticipated film, it was presented as a tale set in the 1940s, that has got everything to do with “eternal love”. View this post on Instagram Yeh #Kalank nahi, ishq hai - and ishq never looked this beautiful in a frame!♥ï¸ @duttsanjay @adityaroykapur @varundvn @aliaabhatt @aslisona @madhuridixitnene . . . . . . . #KalankTeaser #SanjayDutt #AdityaRoyKapur #VarunDhawan #AliaBhatt #SonakshiSinha #MadhuriDixit #KaranJohar #AbhishekVarman #Bollywood #MenOfKalank #WomenOfKalank #LoveStory #Spetacular #Story #Dharma #DharmaFilms #DharmaMovies A post shared by Dharma Productions (@dharmamovies) on Mar 12, 2019 at 4:16am PDT The teaser came packed with many visually spectacular scenes and sequences, with the entire star cast brought into the limelight within a span of two minutes. By the looks of it, the movie is expected to be an intense roller-coaster ride evoking a riot of emotions and expounding a saga of love never heard before. Now, while the audience had quite a bit to say about the teaser, Twitter wasted no time in turning the various aspects of the film, right from dialogues to the poster, into hilarious memes. View this post on Instagram ♥ï¸ A post shared by Alia ð¸ (@aliaabhatt) on Mar 12, 2019 at 4:24am PDT However, though we all know how these meme fests turn out to be, these ones, in particular, are so on point and relatable, they cracked us up wide open. What's more, of course, we couldn't keep these to ourselves and decided to pick out some of the best ones to be shared with you all. Check out these memes, and don't forget to let us know which one you related the most to. Student who pay for an internship #KalankTeasar pic.twitter.com/JlpIbQImQi — Yash Sahu (@yashkaransahu) March 12, 2019 #KalankTeasar After becoming an engineer & taking BSNL job pic.twitter.com/aOUl47t1SK — Chintan apa (@chintaneee) March 12, 2019 When everyone in your group is committed in a relationship except you:- #KalankTeasar pic.twitter.com/29CV4O0KeZ — Dilip Rangwani (@ItsRDil) March 12, 2019 Salman Khan talking about his brothers. #KalankTeaser pic.twitter.com/8DeEcANK5D — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) March 12, 2019 Been there done that . .#meme #memesdaily #humor #sacasm #funny #trending #kalank #aliabhatt #madhuridixit #sonakshisinha #sanjaydutt #adityaroykapoor #varundhawan #beard pic.twitter.com/vuKB7i2if8 — TheComicWallah (@theCOMICWALLAH) March 12, 2019 #KalankTeasar Students without paid internships: pic.twitter.com/QqGVmVW4Nn — Chill insaan (@Mudgal__) March 12, 2019 *Kya miltaa hai apko hamara result jaanke?* Relatives: #KalankTeaser #Kalank pic.twitter.com/LAvlcR8dlg — Tweeterað¦ (@DoctorrSays) March 12, 2019 When you forget to close the door of Fridge Le Mom :#Kalank #KalankMeme pic.twitter.com/nvhgkrzgOs — शà¥à¤¦à¥à¤§ Sarcasm (@shudhsarcasmer) March 12, 2019 Cigarette manufacturers to smokers.#KalankTeaser #aliabhatt pic.twitter.com/TVvqm2mGMg — Lakshmi Ranganathan (@LakshmiRangana9) March 12, 2019 Every General Student Due to Reservation. #KalankTeaser pic.twitter.com/6Z97G0ZQpr — MunNaa ðï¸‍âï¸ (@Munnaa09) March 12, 2019 When you bump into your EX #kalankteaser pic.twitter.com/dYl9nYGUwy — Too dead to die! (@Obaid_Atique) March 12, 2019 Engineering students during placement. #KalankTeaser pic.twitter.com/imJcExEk18 — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) March 12, 2019 If every monday, me going to college had a face ðð#Kalank pic.twitter.com/yunzjmrPaI — शà¥à¤¦à¥à¤§ Sarcasm (@shudhsarcasmer) March 12, 2019 #KalankTeaser#kalank *Student after taking Science* pic.twitter.com/wo7kq7hYIi — DESI HUMOURR (@desihumourr) March 12, 2019 When you spend entire sunday laying on the bed.#KalankTeaser pic.twitter.com/QtspJ3q9kY — â¤Sugar Cupâ¤ð®ð³ (@Sonia177sweet) March 13, 2019 Perfect advertisement of beard oil ððð#Kalank #KalankTeaser pic.twitter.com/XLWp64Dr1r — Saif Shaikh (@AreyShaikhSahab) March 12, 2019
  16. Don't get me wrong, I love Twitter, but it's like a breeding ground for trolls most of the time. But along with the bad, there's also the good and here's a heartwarming story about one of the best things that internet and social media have made possible. A loving and concerned son tweeted about his dad's new donut shop and how his dad is sad about no customer showing up. My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop ð­ pic.twitter.com/y5aGB1Acrc — billy (@hibillyby) March 9, 2019 Such a cute little shop and such a hardworking man, the tweet soon went viral, because who wouldn't want to help out a family like that. The tweet currently stands at 234,468 retweets and 495,978 likes and all of it happened in just one day. Soon, he posted the address and Instagram page for the shop and lo and behold, everyone started showing up to buy some donuts. Instagram: pic.twitter.com/SBllDShapA — billy (@hibillyby) March 10, 2019 In just a few hours after the first tweet, he gave everyone this incredible update. Just wanted to update yall! We completely sold out of donuts and kolaches! You are all amazing. I can't thank everyone enough for coming out and supporting local businesses. This means so much to my family â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/o3GQcKvVnG — billy (@hibillyby) March 10, 2019 Look at those smiles! As soon as people saw the tweet, they wanted to come for a donut if they lived close-by. I live literally 5 min away.. Most def coming tomorrow! ð© — V (@vincy_bt) March 10, 2019 But, so many people came to show support, it was always crowded. I didn't even need to cause the community came thruu pic.twitter.com/bHEc1afTTx — V (@vincy_bt) March 10, 2019 So cute. Dude it was really busy when I went too!! His mom was talking about how she usually knows how much to make in a day but today she didnt expect the turnoutð­ð­ð­ and the boudin kolaches are SO good pic.twitter.com/tBKbTCI9ZQ — maleeha (@femaleeha) March 10, 2019 Who wouldn't want to buy a donut from this man? He loves me. I don't deserve this — billy (@hibillyby) March 10, 2019 The power of social media. The power of the tweet works. Billy's Donuts has long lines this morning. pic.twitter.com/yuKIfcPq0R — Gil Gredinger (@photog72) March 10, 2019 This is too cute to handle. He looked so happy â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/2EcG4V3if5 — Natalie (@whatisnatalie) March 10, 2019 Same. i love this stuff ab twitter — dr. philz (@RyanPhillippe) March 10, 2019 People are even ready to drive for over two hours for Billy's Donuts. Say less.... omw tomorrow morning pic.twitter.com/6BfzWaEtYO — ðªð¦ð°ð° ð°ð¬ð±ð¢ð©ð¬ (@dianaasotelo) March 10, 2019 This is just a great moment on Twitter, tbh. *drives 44 mins to buy his donuts* pic.twitter.com/BntWFiEfIF — Black lives matter (@queerqueen21) March 10, 2019
  17. Despite the stories of The Undertaker dying 7-8 times only to return to WWE, it may come to a lot of people as a huge surprise (maybe even an emotional trauma) that wrestling is NOT REAL. The in-ring performers do not have real life rivalries (not usually) against each other and let's face it, nobody in their right mind would want to have a personal beef with someone as massive and scary as Brock Lesnar. No, Kane didn't roam around with a scary mask back in the day, nor is Dean Ambrose a real-life 'lunatic fringe', going around the city with a cane stick. In wrestling terms, these are gimmicks and are known as 'kayfabe characters' that wrestlers don in order to entertain the audience as good or bad guys. While in a sector as competitive as WWE, wrestlers tend to work on their characters time and again in order to stay relevant with time, there are some stars who struggled to relate with the wrestling fans initially but finally found their calling in some of the most unique personas that anybody had the imagination to come up with. Here are the top 4 times WWE wrestlers changed their in-ring gimmick that led them to all the fame and fortune in the world: Rocky Maivia To The Rock You know that we aren't kidding around when we start our list with “the most electrifying man in the business”, Dwayne Johnson who is not only one of the biggest names in the wrestling world but also a Hollywood icon and his gimmick as The Rock had a major part in propelling him to such heights. His charisma and the ability to come up with the greatest of insults instantly got him his millions and millions of followers. But before he became 'The Rock', he was 'Rocky Maivia', an over-friendly guy with noodles for his hair (his words, not ours) who was literally hated by the WWE Universe so much that they'd chant “Die Rocky, Die” everytime Maivia stepped inside the ring. Evil Dentist To Kane The Big Red Machine and The Undertaker's brother Kane was a scary big man with a mask and the physique which was that of a monster. Never the one to spend too much time behind the microphone and not indulging too much in comical backstage cuts was Glen Jacobs thing and it worked for him like a charm. But before being one half of the Brothers of Destruction, Kane was known as Dr. Isaac Yankem, an evil dentist employed by Jerry 'The King' Lawler in a mid-90s feud with Bret 'The Hitman' Hart. With rotten teeth, curly hair and an awful French beard, Jacobs admittedly hated his character of Dr. Yankem to its core. The Ringmaster To 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Beer drinking, limp-walking baldy with an ego probably bigger than WWE as a business, that's the Texas Rattlesnake 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin for you. The leader of the 'Attitude Era', Austin's feuds with Vince McMahon and The Rock continue to be fan favourites and had led WWE to the pinnacle of its weekly viewership. However, Austin 3:16 wasn't always the egomaniacal badass we remember him to be. Before donning the jeans-shorts and scary knee braces, he used to be known as 'The Ringmaster', a clean shaven wrestler who used to fight in green tights and was hired by Ted DIbiase 'The Million Dollar Man' as the next of kin for his Million Dollar Belt. The Ringmaster was a disaster. The Prototype To John Cena Probably the closest wrestler to command a reaction as dynamic as The Rock, John Cena has been on top of the food chain in the modern PG era. His brilliant physique combined with his microphone skills and the ability giants like Mark Henry and Big Show on his shoulders for an Attitude Adjustment led him to creating his own Cenation of John Cena fans. But that wasn't always the case for the Champ. Before coming into WWE, Cena was known as 'The Prototype' which basically meant that he was more of a cyborg. Forced to move like a robot, Cena had to talk like a machine as well. Cena described his 'Prototype' gimmick as “50 percent man, 50 percent machine, 100 percent crap”.
  18. There are certain persistent body issues that can be both embarrassing and exasperating at the same time. Body odour, jock itch, dandruff shed to name a few. However, what most people don't realise is that these are easily solvable problems. So, here is a breakdown of all the things you can do to fix these issues without having a certain someone notice it: 1. A Case Of Bad Breath © Getty Images If you have a case of bad breath that people complain of when they lean in to talk to you then you've got to add these things to your grooming kit. Besides a brush, you need a floss, a tongue cleaner and a mouthwash and add these steps to your brushing routine. For the daily commute keep the chewing gum and a mint box handy for emergencies. Otherwise, it's always to safe to pop in a mint after lunch so any build up is tackled before a stench develops. 2. Body Odour © Getty Images Body odour is natural and something everyone has. However, a particularly strong body odour can literally drive people away from you. This means you need to take care of your body odour and make sure it does not become a trashy stench by the end of the day. So instead of deodorants, try roll-ons, they are more effective and keep you away from smelling bad. 3. Dandruff Shed © amazon The dandruff shed is not only annoying but one of the first symptoms hair fall. Dandruff is the dead skin cells falling off the scalp, which means a lack of deep moisturizing in the scalp that you need to tackle. Aside from anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner, try a good anti-dandruff cream. 4. Nose And Ear Whiffs © amazon For the extra nose and ear whiffs that you haven't gotten off yet, you need a special trimmer designed for the ear and nose whiffs. These troubling whiffs can be annoying to look at for the other person. A nose and ear hair strand trimmer is a hassle-free and painless way to get rid of these hair whiffs. 5. Dark Eye Circles © amazon For racoon eyes and blemishes that add years to your face, you need a concealer that will conceal all these imperfections in no time. The concealer is not gendered. Stop believing that only women use it. Male beauty matters too. Considering the first impression you send out is your face before you even speak. 6. Annoying Rashes © amazon Here's a secret that will change your life. For all the annoying rashes on your body, from those annoying blisters on the feet to thigh and arm rashes that come from too much friction, gymming, and humid months can all go in two minutes if you apply a baby rash cream. A baby rash cream is made with special ingredients to get rid of any rashes or itchiness that babies get from wearing diapers, which makes these creams super effective. Try it once, trust us, it'll change your life. 7. A Jock Itch © amazon A jock itch or itchy balls is something you might face if you don't have an intimate wash at home that you use regularly. And, we're not even talking chemicals, just natural ingredients like tea tree oil and aloe vera gel that soothe the itch down there and kill any bacteria build up. 8. Stretch Marks © amazon Stretch marks are those red lightning bolt like marks that appear on your skin when you're either going through puberty or your body is transitioning by gaining or losing weight. After a bright rouge, they simmer down to white marks eventually. To get rid of them entirely, you need an essential oil primarily dedicated to getting stretch marks out of the body. A regular application gets them out eventually.
  19. As one of the youngest religions in the world, Sikhism glorifies the practice of growing one's hair out. More so, for spiritual and religious purposes, but it's said, that by avoiding a trim/cut, Sikhs honour their almighty as well. Besides, it's a symbol of freedom and equality. But while their tresses are most often covered with turbans, their beards do see the light of the day. They are subjected to every day climatic changes, the pollution, dust and external elements, that affect their over-all hygiene and health. Since the beard is almost like a uniform for the Sikhs, it's unfair to not pay heed towards maintaining it. Long story short: we're here with a decisive routine for Sikh men, to keep their glory-beards in top form. © Instagram/houseofwaris 1. For basics, invest in the right edibles You are what you eat, so the most fundamental trick to a healthy and lustrous beard is to maintain a diet that's rich in nutrients. Indulge in healthy fats like avocados, omega-3s, nuts, eggs, vegetables (of course) and ample amount of protein (helps in hair growth). In addition, ensure that your intake of biotin is adequate as well. Don't forget to add antioxidants and vitamins as it helps to build up collagen which promotes hair growth. The best way is to have a balance diet to get the micronutrients into your system.. © Getty Images 2. Ever heard of a Beard Wash? As the owner of an unshorn beard, you need to use a beard wash for sure; to help you cleanse and soften it. Beard wash contains organic and skin friendly ingredients. The best beard wash is one that doesn't contain sulphates and parabens. HOW TO APPLY: Wet your beard with lukewarm water and apply beard wash directly at the roots and massage it gently on your beard and the skin underneath so that it exfoliates and cleanses it. Never forget to wash your beard with beard wash everyday if you use hair styling products, otherwise just wash it with lukewarm water and oil it once/twice a week. P.S. Never ever use a head shampoo on your beard, as the skin on your face is different than that of the scalp. Choose a milder shampoo (beard wash) for your beard. © Getty Images 3. Use a beard oil to keep your beard healthy In order to add a feather to a Sikh Man's turban, the primary tip is to always oil your hair for a lustrous and crisp look of the beard. The best oil is one that is composed of essential oils that condition and moisturize your hair follicles and the skin beneath it to give a calming and soothing effect. It helps to keep everything in place. 4. Use a conditioner Hair conditioner is a hair care product used to improve the feel, appearance and manageability of hair. Its main purpose is to reduce friction between strands of hair to allow easier brushing or combing, which might otherwise cause damage. Using a conditioner is totally up to one's preference as it depends on the type of hair one has. If you think your beard's frizzy or rough, we recommend you to use a conditioner. © Getty Images Steps you need to follow to groom your beard post showering, conditioning and moisturizing: 1. Hold your horses and let your beard dry until it's semi-dry. Never use styling products on a wet beard as you will end up using a lot of it. 2. Always tie your beard as it gives a cleaner and presentable look. Since Sikhs can't trim or shape their beard, it's better to set it using a beard wax/taft hair spray. 3. Don't use excessive hair styling products on your beard as it damages the skin underneath and spoils the hair strength and cements your hair to your face which looks extremely ugly. © Getty Images 4. Try to straighten your beard with a comb instead of brush as it gives a cleaner look and also prevents damage to your fragile hair on your face. Always comb in the direction of the grain of your beard. © Getty Images 5. Use a fairly loose rubber band to tie your beard, as a tighter rubber band would cause hair loss and irritation. If you have a fairly long beard, you can use a small bobby pin to keep your beard in place. 6. Finally, blow dry your beard so that it can stay in place throughout the day and makes you look dapper. © Getty Images And voila, you're all set!
  20. Post the deadly Pulwama terror attack, the entire country is left in a state of horror and shock. Over 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives and we're still trying to put the pieces together, all across the country, not sure if they'll fit anymore. But an international humanitarian organisation by the name of 'Khalsa Aid' and some local Gurudwaras and individual Sikhs helped the Kashmiri population who were trying to escape vigilante mob attacks all across the country and we know for sure there is still some faith left in humanity. © Twitter The organisation gave protection, food and shelter to many stranded Kashmiris and helped them reach back safe to their homes in Kashmir. The violence erupted all over North India where many Kahsmiri students were being attacked in retaliation to the attack on the 14th of February and with the help of Khalsa Aid, they've all made it back home safe. © Twitter As a mark of gratitude and in order to thank the Sikh communities, the Kashmiris have now expressed their love for the Sikhs for helping them out in times of need and have offered free services to the Sikhs, namely medical treatments and education and free snow bike rides in Gulmarg. © Twitter So much so, a cartoon caricatured by a Kashmiri cartoonist by the name of Suhail Naqshbandi has gone viral on social media. The sketch depicts a Sikh offering a helping hand to a drowning Kashmiri, narrating the benevolent services and gratitude towards the brotherhood. Sardar means a leader and they lead by example. Hats off to them for being everywhere to help the humanity. @Khalsa_Aid #kashmirisindistress #kashmir pic.twitter.com/H6kUfIVlzk — Suhail Naqshbandi (@hailsuhail) 20 February 2019 The cartoonist tweeted: “Sardar means a leader and they lead by example. Hats off for being everywhere to help.” The post went viral on Twitter and was re-tweeted many times. The cartoon was also shared by former Jammu & Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah. I salute our Sikh brethren who came to the aid of young Kashmiris all over the country. Admire their exemplary spirit to serve with utmost dignity & fortitude. https://t.co/rOGN4mS2PA — Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) 20 February 2019 This cartoon is very apt. The Sikh sangat has gone above & beyond the call of duty in reaching out & helping Kashmiris in distress, whether in Jammu or outside the state. A special thanks to @capt_amarinder Sahib for his statesmanship in ensuring security & safety for Kashmiris. https://t.co/QRPsTf1JoI — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) 20 February 2019 Although, the Khalsa Aid CEO Ravinder Singh corrected the former CM from the National Conference for giving credit to the Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and over a tweet told him the effort was made by the Gurudwaras. With due respect the initiative was taken by the GURDWARAS in Chandigarh and then the @khalsaaid_india team funded & coordinated the 20 buses for the students. It was the Panjabi people's love for humanity ðð»ðð» @OmarAbdullah https://t.co/L4BIkhHvrP — ravinder singh (@RaviSinghKA) 20 February 2019 A lot others took to the internet as well, to express their gratitude. No one in #Punjab can harm any #Kashmiri..strong message from #SikhCommunity to mindless mob after #PulwamaTerrorAttacks .Thanks to Sikh Community. Other must learn form them.#Pulwama #PulwamaEncounter #KashmiriMuslims #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/lNyAacSuig — Manzoor Shah (@manzoorshah_JK) 19 February 2019 Appreciations,⤠n respect being paid to the Sikh community from #Kashmir. Discount on shopping, free admissions,free coaching, free gifts n what not. Request every Kashmiri to donate wholeheartedly 4 @Khalsa_Aid international who r always there to help irrespective.#pulwama — Firdous Shah (@shah__firdous) 21 February 2019 Kashmir is indebted to our Sikh Comunity Khalsa Aid & sm gud souls who hv com frwd to help Kashmiris stuck in other States and wr in dire need of help post Pulwama Attack Salutes to you all ð#HumanityStillExists#ThankYouFromKashmir@Shehla_Rashid @SagrikaKissu @KangriCarrier — Ali Irfan (@AliIrfan_09) 20 February 2019 Sikhs always stand against tyranny, oppression and discrimination. Thank you @Khalsa_Aid, @amarpreet1313 and @RaviSinghKA, alongside local Gurdwaras and local Sikhs, for exemplifying this after #Pulwama. ðð½ðªð½ pic.twitter.com/0l8G571CCm — Jaskaran Sandhu (@jaysingh_01) 21 February 2019 A Srinagar based restaurateur, Java Parsa was among the stranded Kashmiris and he recounted his experience with the Khalsa Aid community and took to Twitter too to express his gratitude towards then. He said the Sikh community " fixed my heart and restored my faith in humanity". He helped give aid to a lot of stranded students as well. Zindabaad @Khalsa_Aid pic.twitter.com/PtqO2lLSv1 — Javid Parsa (@parsa_javid) 18 February 2019 #KashmiriStudents thanks for #Sikh community in #India after situation of hate & fear created by some goons after #PulwamaAttack. Those chanting #IndiaWantsRevenge and #BadlaKab #Badla should learn some #Humanity. If U want #Kashmir but Hate #Kashmiris. #Shame #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/4fPCiqgVA0 — Mehreen Chisti (@mehreen_chisti) 20 February 2019 Thanks to Sikh community and @Khalsa_Aid for helping and rescuing Kashmiris. pic.twitter.com/PPLTxslgWF — Daanish Bin Nabi (@DaanishBinNabi) 20 February 2019 Many Kashmiris also recounted how many Sikhs stood outside college and universities, guarding students from the vigilante mob. Sikhs guarding one of the college in Punjab at night. Sikhs in groups went from college to college in Punjab to look for Kashmiri students and help them out following mob attacks on Kashmiris at many places. pic.twitter.com/nHbq1bfrjI — Muhammad Raafi' (@MohammadRaafi) 19 February 2019 © Twitter Truly, kindness and a helping hand at such tough times is all we need to restore our faith in humanity and Khalsa Aid along with many other Sikhs have gone beyond just giving a helping hand. They've taught us what true brotherhood really looks like. We at MensXP would like to extend much gratitude towards the community and we hope they continue such good and kind work always.
  21. Here's a little story of instant karma that will make anyone laugh, mainly because it looks like something straight out of a Bollywood movie. To sum it up, two robbers were trying to get away after stealing about Rs 40 lakh from an ATM in Noida but ended up falling off their bike. If that wasn't bad enough, the onlookers ended up stealing the money they just stole from the ATM. It all went down at around 1:30 pm, when the custodians from a cash refilling agency reached the State Bank of India ATM in Sector 82, under Noida's Phase 2 police station limits, to replenish the cash. Pretty normal, right? Nothing out of the ordinary. But, the problem started as soon as officials stepped out of the cash van as two guys got off their bike and opened fire. Then they managed to grab the bag which contained approximately Rs 40 lakh in cash and ran away. Till this point, everything seemed pretty serious but the fun part is coming up. A police spokesperson said, “While trying to get away, their speeding motorcycle collided with another vehicle and the robbers fell down. At this point, the bag filled with cash opened and hundreds of currency notes were scattered across the road.” And obviously, where there's money, there are people ready to try and grab what they can. A lot of onlookers picked up money and walked away, because what else are they going to do. Don't worry, the robbers' bad luck doesn't end there as they were also arrested. The spokesperson said, “The arrested accused has been identified as Nannhe, a native of adjoining Bulandshahr district, and a bag with Rs 19.65 lakh was seized from him.” So, what this means is that the people basically got away with taking about Rs 20 lakh cash. I have no words.
  22. The Indian Army is an epitome of true valour and righteousness, wherever it's needed. They're almost invincible yet dignified, ferocious and mighty, as well as compassionate. And we only believe these things because we always read about the great work they are doing, while protecting our borders. Recently, the Indian army marched towards another great feat by rescuing a pregnant woman , who was stuck in bad snow to deliver her babies. On the 8th of February, a villager from the same village as the pregnant woman called the company commander of the Thana Panar Camp at Bandipur and asked for help to take his wife Gulshana Begum to the hospital there. Due to Jammu & Kashmir's heavy snowfall, the man couldn't take his wife, since the roads were all blocked and the temperature fell to about minus seven degrees Celsius. The situation was so grave that the woman had to be rushed to the hospital and she couldn't waste any time. © Twitter Upon hearing about the situation at hand, the soldiers of Bandipur National Rifles reached the woman's house, braving bad road conditions and heavy snowfall. They carried her out on a stretcher for about 2.5 kms, before putting her in an army ambulance. © Twitter The men had already spoken to the required doctors before they even reached the hospital in Bandipur, just so there wouldn't be any time wasted and the woman could have a safe and healthy delivery. Fortunately, upon reaching the hospital on time and after some check-ups, it was confirmed the woman would be having twins. If it wasn't for the army's presence in the nick of time, she wouldn't have been able to even make it to the nearest hospital. © Twitter Indian Army as an organisation has been taken for granted beyond measure time and again, especially in Jammu and Kashmir where they are vigilant day and night about terrorist activities. The locals aren't very fond of the army and they definitely have unpleasant feelings towards them. But more often than not, the army goes out of its way to help the local, sizeable population in any way they can and they recognise the importance of an emergency and lack of help in some regions of J&K. That's why they're always there, fighting every cause. Here's to the Indian Army for always lending a helping hand to people when they need them. We're sure Gulshana Begum's twins will have something to thank the Indian Army about. Who knows they might join the ranks someday!
  23. Someone telling you that you smell great is the best kind of compliment you could get. Your favourite cologne or perfume can make a great impression on ladies. But only if it lasts long enough. When you hustle all day at the office from 9 am to 5 pm, your signature scent tends to fade off. What's the point of spending so much money on perfumes if they won't last long enough? Here are a few ways to make sure your perfume lasts longer for that great first impression: 1. Stop Spraying It On Your Clothes © Gettyimages If you are guilty of doing so like most people are, correct your ways. When you spray cologne all over your clothes, you not only ruin them but also make the perfume disperse. The airflow causes perfume to disperse and leaves you with a dying fragrance all day. Spray it on your body to make sure it stays put all day long. 2. Rubbing Your Wrists Together Is A Big No-No © Gettyimages Just because you've been doing it since ages doesn't mean it's the right way. When you rub your wrists together, you're just diffusing the top notes and leaving the middle and base notes of your fragrance. For a long-lasting cologne, rubbing your wrists to absorb it isn't the way to go. Let it air-dry for that fresh smell all day. 3. Layer Your Fragrances © Gettyimages We see brands coming up with aftershaves, lotions, creams, perfumes and body washes of the same scent. Ever wondered why? When you layer up your scent with a product of the same scent, the effect is much more amplified and lasts way longer. Use the same scented products as your signature fragrance and you'll be sorted for at least 8 hours. 4. Spray On Your Pulse Points © Gettyimages If you want your perfume to last all day, you might want to consider specific places to spray it on. The pulse points of the body are the warmer parts of the body which are behind your neck, ear, elbow and knees. These spots generate body heat that helps endure the notes of your scent for a longer period of time. 5. Moisturizer Is Key © Gettyimages Applying moisturizer on your pulse points will make the scent easier to absorb and help carry it longer. Skipping this step can make your cologne disappear within minutes. These definitive ways will make sure you make a lasting impression. Spritz your cologne the right way and let it do the talking!
  24. With Valentine's Day just a few days away, most men out there are going to be hard-pressed to find a good gift for their girlfriends. If they aren't outright forgetting their girlfriend's birthday, their anniversary or Valentine's Day itself, then they are often giving them gifts that are, to put it mildly, pretty basic. Women tend to be better at getting the right gifts for the men in their lives, but they are plagued with a different type of problem - the sheer lack of good and varied gifting options (particularly grooming essentials!) for men out there. Considering neither of those reasons should stop anyone from making their valentine feel incredibly special, we at MensXP have compiled a list of the best gifting boxes you can give your bae this Valentine's Day. You can thank us later! 1) This Enigmatic Endearment Gift Box From Raw Nature For Your Girlfriend © Raw Nature Now of all things you can give as a potential gift, this Enigmatic Endearment gift box from Raw Nature is probably going to make her the happiest. After all, just one look at all of the incredible grooming essentials for women that it comes stocked with, and you'll know precisely why we've included it in our list. Featuring a Volcanic Gold Clay body wash, a fast absorbing and indulgent night cream, and a radiance restoring Red Clay face wash (this one is specially formulated for dry skin), this gift box makes for the perfect Valentine's gift. MRP: Rs. 2877 Buy it here 2) This 'The Lovely Couple' Gift Box From Raw Nature For Your Girlfriend © Raw Nature As the name suggests itself, 'The Lovely Couple' gift box makes for another treasure trove of grooming essentials that your girlfriend is absolutely going to love. There are two primary reasons for this. Firstly, it features Raw Nature's best selling Caramel & Cedarwood Moisturiser, that will ensure your girlfriend's skin always stays nourished and hydrated. And secondly, it comes equipped with the Malt & Pepper Vanilla body wash that comes enriched with antioxidants, absorbs all skin impurities, and will also help your bae protect her skin against environmental aggressors. MRP: Rs. 1442 Buy it here 3) This 'Grooming For Love' Gift Box From Raw Nature For Your Boyfriend © Raw Nature Ladies, now it's time for you to get something a little extra special for your man. This 'Grooming For Love' gift box is where you can start, as it comes equipped with some of the best grooming products for men out there. The Volcanic Gold Clay body wash will deeply cleanse and reinvigorate his skin, whereas the Volcanic Green Clay face wash will make sure his face doesn't get bogged down by dust and dirt particles. This face wash is particularly helpful if your boyfriend harbours oily skin. Finally, it also comes equipped with a Macadamia Oil & Cedarwood shampoo that isn't just SLS and paraben free, but will also nourish his dry and brittle hair, all the while reducing his likelihood of having to deal with hair loss. MRP: Rs. 2435 Buy it here 4) This 'Expression Of Eternal Love' Grooming Box For Your Boyfriend © Raw Nature While this one is priced a tad bit on the higher side, it gives you more than enough bang for your buck to not only warrant a place on our list, but also make for an amazing Valentine's Day gift for your boyfriend. It comes equipped with five (yes, five!) premium grooming essentials that warrant a place in any Indian man's grooming kit. These include the Volcanic Gold Clay body wash, the Volcanic Green Clay face wash, the Helichrysum & Sage Oil Night Cream, the Macadamia Oil & Cedarwood shampoo , and even a Caramel & Cedarwood moisturiser. What else could you possibly ask for from a potential gift? MRP: Rs. 4548 Buy it here 5) This 'Gift Of Love' Grooming Box For Your Boyfriend © Raw Nature Finally, all the ladies out there looking for a gift for their valentine need not look any further than this 'Gift Of Love' grooming box from Raw Nature's catalogue. Yet again, Raw Nature has come out with a treasure trove of grooming essentials, the likes of which you rarely get to see in the market. From their Activated Charcoal & Quinoa face wash and Volcanic Green Clay & Acai Oil, to their Caramel & Cedarwood moisturiser, your valentine will keep singing your praises when you get him this grooming box. MRP: Rs. 1947 Buy it here
  25. Using AirPods always comes with the general fear that one day it will slip out of your ear, fall to the ground and you'll end up losing them. AirPods are small, don't have anything to hold it together and losing them is far easier than finding Waldo. Ever since we've been using AirPods since its release, there's always that fear that we might lose it while using it on a busy street or simply misplace them. That's exactly what Gabrielle Reilly feared and made her AirPods into something more useful than we ever expected. She modified her wireless earbuds into earrings so that she doesn't misplace them even when it falls out of her ear. © Instagram Gabrielle Reilly told BuzzFeed News, "I absolutely refuse to lose them. My cat ate through two pairs of Beats Bluetooth earphones, and all my other earphones. So I got the AirPods because there was no wire for her to chew, but I still needed something to connect them.” I made airpod earrings lmaoooo i didnt want to post this till i had better pics but whatever here it is pic.twitter.com/4pHnc8wvfv — pop (@bloodorgy) January 26, 2019 Her AirPods are now more a pair of dangling earrings that ensures they are always safe and don't fall to the ground. She can pop them out from the earring whenever she wants to charge them or pop them into her ear whenever she wants to listen to something. Reilly has also created a chain necklace to connect the AirPods and is now selling on her website for others to take advantage of her creation. You can order different types of hoops and customers can even choose the length of the earring. These earrings are aptly named 'Airings' and cost $20.00 per pair. Even though this may sound as bizarre as it could be, Reilly's earrings are nothing but ingenious. Maybe Apple could look into expanding into the jewellery department and sign her up for design ideas (Kidding).
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