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  1. A few years ago, if we'd have told you that circus animals would be replaced with holograms, you'd have laughed at our faces. But what if we told you that now it's a reality and the Circus Roncalli in Germany actually replaced real animals with holograms to entertain people? Yes, it's just as awesome as it sounds. Here, check it out - Replacing real animals with holograms is a great idea because it's important that we treat animals fairly and fight against animal cruelty. The Circus Roncalli in Germany was set up in 1976 and it's quite awesome to see such an old circus trying to be a pioneer in the fight against animal abuse. So, the circus uses holograms to add animals to their performances with the help of eleven projectors set up across the venue. They have performing animals such as elephants, horses, monkeys, and even fish. They do look very realistic, don't they? © YouTube It's also worth pointing out that the circus made history by becoming the first to replace real animals with holograms. Not only are they putting across a great message to stop animals cruelty, but the circus authorities are also saving a lot of money in the process, since they don't really have animals to feed or transport. Obviously, not everyone will enjoy this, but it's indeed a creative way to showcase what technology can achieve and how it can benefit mankind. Now, let's hope this act will serve as an inspiration to others and we get to see more creative ways of delivering good entertainment.
  2. Well, even with thousands of streaming websites these days, some of them manage to stand apart with just one show that the entire world is watching. I feel like so many people took Hotstar memberships especially for 'Game of Thrones' and well, that will cause some jealousy among other websites. But, this time, that jealousy just turned into a fun banter, giving us a rare and hilarious exchange between Hotstar and Netflix India. It all started with Netflix India's tweet about the checklist of a true relationship. We hang out every weekend. We eat all our meals together. Your parents know about us. Hate to break it to you, but we may be in a serious relationship. — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) May 23, 2019 Almost everyone is in a relationship with Netflix then, oops. Probably the longest and most stable relationship as well. While we're on the topic, someone decided to confess their infidelity. We need to talk. I have been cheating on you with @HotstarPremium ð — à¤®à¤°à¤¾à¤ à¥ à¤®à¤¾à¤£à¥à¤¸ (@marathimanu) May 23, 2019 Oh no, things are heating up. Hotstar came in to rub it in even more. Sorry, not sorry. :) — Hotstar Premium (@HotstarPremium) May 23, 2019 Then comes Netflix with a rebuttal, sounding very subtly sexual. We don't mind you experimenting with a hot star but they'd never make you stream like we do. — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) May 23, 2019 Well, did Hotstar win this round? I can't tell. Insecure. . . Now streaming: https://t.co/Enbi7ENxst — Hotstar Premium (@HotstarPremium) May 23, 2019 There's more stuff happening. That's just for starters. pic.twitter.com/dSPXOMXXuR — Hotstar Premium (@HotstarPremium) May 23, 2019 Brands interacting with each other online is always funny and well, this exchange was just hilarious. Looks like people handling the Twitter accounts deserve a raise ASAP.
  3. The way things went on with the eighth and final season of 'Game of Thrones', a show that had the potential to become the greatest television series of all time, I don't think there is a need for this, but nonetheless… ** SPOILERS AHEAD ** The final episode of the final season of Game of Thrones came out a couple of hours ago and a lot of us got up to watch the series finale at 6:30 on a Monday morning, just for the sake of finishing the series we had invested nine years of our lives in. Honestly, with the rate at which every episode of season 8 was dropping our expectations with the show, I am glad that they were able to just end it, regardless of who won the “game of thrones” and how. But because it is our duty to make the best out of waste, I shall rather focus on something that used to be good about the show and one of the very rare moments of the finale that could be compared to the better times of the past. ** AGAIN, SPOILERS AHEAD ** After Daenerys Targaryen decided to burn the entire King's Landing to a crisp, and told her lover/nephew about her plans to “liberate the entire world”, the perpetually confused Jon Snow finally decided to take a stand against the 'Mad Queen' and his aunt. “You will always be my queen,” he said as he drove a dagger into her heart, ending her short lived yet impactful reign of terror as the “Queen of the Seven Kingdoms” and ironically the “Protector of the Realm” laid motionless with streams of blood coming out of her mouth and nose. Congrats Jon, you shall now be known as 'The Queenslayer'. When the series had begun, Jaime Lannister, who used to look like Prince Charming from 'Shrek' back then, was infamous for doing the same. Stabbing the “Mad King” Aerys II Targaryen in the back, at the steps of the Iron Throne, Jaime 'Kingslayer' Lannister had saved the royal capital from Aerys' outrageous wish to be destroyed by wildfire. © HBO Now, Aerys II Targaryen looked like he was a hundred years old and we did not like him. On the other hand, we watched Dany truly evolve from a helpless little girl who “couldn't count beyond 20” to the “Mother of Dragons” and boy, did we like her. But essentially, they both wanted to do the same. If anything, Dany was worse than the Mad King because she actually succeeded in barbequing the city with Drogon's breath. So, why is it that while Jaime got to become Robert Baratheon's Kingsuard but Snow got exiled to the Night's Watch, where he's not allowed to marry or mate with anyone? Is this not the first failure of the new “King of the Six Kingdoms and the Protector of the Realm”, Brandon the Broken? The fact that a drunken ruler like Robert Baratheon had a lot more control over his army than the 'Three Eyed Raven' has to feel like a gut punch. So much for destiny.
  4. Luxury brands should stick to what they do best: make luxurious products that are often well designed and are (mostly) overpriced. Some luxury companies have tried to get on the wearable bandwagon by launching their own smartwatches and even bracelets. While they may look awesome, they don't work as well as something that costs Rs 1,500 maybe. © Twitter Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has now made a handbag that is an odd fusion between technology and fashion. It was presented as a part of its 2020 cruise collection and has OLED screens on a duffle bag. The company also presented a bucket bag that also has OLED screens on each side. © Twitter The company describes it as a fusion of “cutting-edge technology with the Maison's signature savoir-faire, the new canvas displays moving images while taking the form of some of Louis Vuitton's most iconic bags". We would like to give LV full marks for the effort but the design of the bag simply looks ghastly. Why would anyone stitch OLED screen on the side of the bag? The OLED screen on the duffle bag shows video clips of different cities. The bucket bag comes with screens on each side and the OLED panel on this bag can also be used as a touchscreen. Both bags from LV simply do not exude luxury but simply looks like something a knock-off store would make in the fake goods markets in South Asia. © Louis Vuitton The OLED panels on the bags are said to be flexible but I guess the people at LV didn't hear about Samsung's fiasco with foldable smartphones. These bags are going to experience the same problems as the foldable phone and look ugly at the same time.
  5. It's Monday morning and people have only one thing to talk about - Game of Thrones, of course! I don't know what exactly happened in the episode, but I still know there was one huge new discovery that happened today. Who knew Winterfell had Starbucks? I sure didn't. HBO I mean, even Wakanda doesn't have a Starbucks, but Winterfell has one. In the latest episode, in one shot, an actual Starbucks coffee cup is left there accidentally and it's honestly the most hilarious thing ever. Even the biggest show in the world right now has such errors? Especially when it probably went through a lot of rounds of editing. It's hard to believe that no one, not a single person in production, noticed it. Whatever the case may be, I would personally like to thank HBO for being lazy and for honestly making my morning today. And yes, it seemed like a joke at first, but we went and checked - it's real. Anyone who wants to check for themselves, just skip to 14:48. Moreover, I bet Starbucks is loving this free advertisement. A product placement they didn't even have to spend on. Or maybe, they did. Let's start a conspiracy theory: maybe Starbucks paid for this 'accidental' promotion? And, we all know how the internet works. After everyone spotted it, some jokes also started pouring in. Jane Sno prefers Starbucks over wine. Oh yes that was definitely a Starbucks cup in #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/l6V9G3udzN — Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 6, 2019 Exactly. The fact that there was a Starbucks cup in tonight's Game of Thrones that no producers or editors noticed throughout multiple cuts merely 1 week after the DP yelled that the show's not too dark to see is truly *chef's kiss* — Jen D'Angelo (@jenlikespizza) May 6, 2019 Please laugh. I CANT BELIVE A FUCKING STARBUCKS CUP IS IN THE SHOT! I HAVE TO LAUGH #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/u6NDuu3Qau — ððððð (@Emiliaofstark) May 6, 2019 Winterfell is very modern now, okay. You're telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn't even spot the goddamn Starbucks cup in Winterfell??!?! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/8opg7nyydv — Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019 Well, when you put it that way. They really took 2 years to make 6 episodes and left a Starbucks cup in a scene #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/90Li696AmM — Allison Minick (@Allison_Minick) May 6, 2019 Gotcu. starbucks exists in the gotcu (game of thrones cinematic universe) https://t.co/Hms8aUcOYn — ð¥ð®ðð¢ð¥ð (@lesbiancatras) May 6, 2019 Need at least 4-5 cups for her name. That Winterfell starbucks cashier ain't ready to write Dany's name on her coffee cup #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/N4ktWH1NlJ — Joseph (@TheGeneralSYD) May 6, 2019
  6. '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.
  7. Robert Downey Jr is the coolest person in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, much like Tony Stark. Well, RDJ is Tony and Tony is RDJ now, so it's not surprising. He's been here since the beginning, he has honestly made MCU what it is today and with 'Avengers: Endgame' being such a final movie for all the OG characters, he's probably very emotional and proud about it. He knows how much his fans love him and his character and that's probably why he's out there being so pure on his Instagram. The press tour for the movie is going on and he's still hellbent on entertaining everyone. Posting a video of himself dancing almost every day of the press tour, he really is proving he's the coolest. View this post on Instagram Its on... @avengers #press #tour #2019 #TeamStark #hair @davynewkirk #style @jeanneyangstyle ( ð¥ and music @jimmy_rich ) #healtheinternet #thankyou #blondie #heartofglass #deborahharry #debbieharry A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 5, 2019 at 10:01am PDT Day 2 was also great. View this post on Instagram #day2 @avengers #press #tour added steps for your #amusement @joshbrolin / #Thanos we're coming for you !!! #thankyou @jimihendrix #jimihendrix #purplehaze #hair @davynewkirk #style @jeanneyangstyle (ð¥/music @jimmy_rich ) #healtheinternet #sameasiteverwas A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 6, 2019 at 1:45pm PDT The same thing, every day, and we still love it. View this post on Instagram #day3 @avengers #press #tour #2019 #thankyou @officialqueenmusic #comingsoon #avengers #endgame to a #theatre near you #april26 !!! #hair @davynewkirk #style @jeanneyangstyle (ð¥/music @jimmy_rich ) #TeamStark #sameasiteverwas A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 7, 2019 at 2:26pm PDT He loves it! View this post on Instagram #day4 @avengers #press #tour #thankyou #andygibb #shadowdancing Dance yourself clean now... #TeamStark #hair @davynewkirk #style @jeanneyangstyle (ð¥/music @jimmy_rich ) #sameasiteverwas #music #healtheinternet A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 8, 2019 at 5:24pm PDT Don't leave him hanging. View this post on Instagram For those about to #rock, we #salute you ! Hey #Cap , up high ! Don't leave me hanging ... @avengers #press #tour #2019 #TeamStark #hair @davynewkirk #style @jeanneyangstyle (ð¥ @jimmy_rich ) #sameasiteverwas #flashback #tbt A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 11, 2019 at 8:39pm PDT A love story. View this post on Instagram Play that funky #music ... @avengers #press #tour #2019 @jimmykimmellive #TeamStark #hair @davynewkirk #style @jeanneyangstyle (ð¸ @jimmy_rich ) #boombox A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 10, 2019 at 8:20am PDT He has more wholesome videos with all his BFFs. View this post on Instagram #Goodtimes to be had by all... #heyjude #thebeatles @avengers #avengers #endgame #press #tour #2019 #hair @davynewkirk #style @jeanneyangstyle (ð¥ @jimmy_rich ) #TeamStark #sameasiteverwas #theboysarebackintown A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 6, 2019 at 8:09pm PDT Endgame is going to be the end of us. View this post on Instagram Let the good times roll... @avengers #press #tour #2019 @jimmykimmellive #TeamStark #hair @davynewkirk #style @jeanneyangstyle (ð¥/ð¸ @jimmy_rich ) #sameasiteverwas #healtheinternet A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 8, 2019 at 10:43pm PDT RDJ, stay awesome always.
  8. Jammu voted yesterday, in its first phase of the Lok Sabha elections and while it all went smoothly, there was more to casting votes in that space. There was unity and love amidst people while the elections were on and we know this because an 83-year-old woman by the name of Satya Devi came to cast her vote and the CRPF soldiers walked quietly with her, holding her hand while she was on her way to the ballots. As the elderly woman was preparing to step on the ramp, the CRPF jawan told her 'dheere dheere aaiye', making it a remarkably endearing moment in the history of Jammy casting votes. Watch the video here: CRPF women personnel help an elderly lady to enter the polling booth. Gandhinagar, Jammu. "Dheer Dheere aaiye," the soldier adds. @crpfindia pic.twitter.com/zn9rgn7Q9z — Pooja Shali (@PoojaShali) 11 April 2019 Satya Devi also held up an inked finger post voting. © Indiatimes Soon after this video made its way through Twitter, people sent their love and reactions, while praising CRPF. ð@crpfindia ð — ARUN (@ManhasArun) 11 April 2019 Salute — NikhilSharma Ranyal (@NikhilS43216872) 11 April 2019 माता à¤à¥ à¤à¤¼à¤à¥à¤¬à¥ à¤à¥ सलाम। ð®ð³ð — INDIAN ð®ð³ Vikrant Singh (@_VikrantSingh) 11 April 2019 This should inspire everyone to vote! — Mr Certitude (@Swapzz) 11 April 2019 This is the true spirit of India !!! Youngsters watch this and make it a huge turnout all over India !!! Jai Hind !! Also salute to our forces @crpfindia . — Kalpana Prasad (@KalpanaPrasad03) 11 April 2019 Wah... à¤à¤¯ हिनà¥à¤¦ — à¤à¤°à¥à¤£ 400+ (.पà¥à¤°à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤à¤à¤² à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤¿à¤¸à¤¾à¤¨ )..New India (@b41eeb16ad18476) 11 April 2019 We hope many such instances around the country make it to social media to encourage more people, old and young to vote sensibly. J&K has 6 Lok Sabha seats but only Jammu and Baramulla elected members to the lower house of parliament yesterday.
  9. Once you've decided and made up your mind that you are going to lose some fat this summer, a particularly tricky question is bound to pop up in your mind. Should You Do Cardio Or Lift More Weights To Burn More Body Fat? You will get lots of random information for this question with some weird logic attached to them. So, to solve this problem for you I am going to give you the correct answer with a logical explanation. Which Form Will Burn More Number Calories For You? The first thing you need to understand for fat loss is that you need to create a deficit in your daily calorie intake. This deficit can be created in two ways, first is to reduce the number of calorie intake and second is to increase the number of calories burned. Right now, I am just going to talk about the second one. To burn more calories you will have to work out for at least 5-6 days in a week. Now, what should you choose as a medium of exercise, cardio or weights? Let me tell you something that will help you to make the choice easier. You will burn more calories in a single session of cardio exercise as compared to a single session of weight training. via GIPHY Now I am sure that you would be thinking that cardio is a clear choice as it will help you to burn more calories per session. Well, here is what you missed. Though cardio will burn a number of calories for you inside the gym once you step outside it is weight training that will help you more. When you do resistance training, your body will start building muscles which will have a greater impact on your metabolic rate than cardio alone. Cardio Alone Could Create Problems Trying to lose weight by performing only cardio session may prove to be really harmful to you in the long run. People who try to reduce their weight quickly using cardio exercises are the ones who later on complain about having loose skin. They lose fat but their skin becomes loose and soggy. People who weight train are able to build muscles and thus their chances of having loose skin after fat loss becomes less. Secondly, long duration cardio sessions multiple times a week are going to cost you dear on the joints. People who perform long runs of treadmill almost every day complain about having knee and other joint pains. And thirdly, cardio alone could also lead to muscles loss and chronic fatigue. © Getty Images What Should You Do? You will find people out there who will bash cardio completely. They will tell you that stepping on a treadmill is like a sin inside the gym. Here's my perspective as a coach: Cardio can be included in your workout program if you plan it smartly. Your first priority should always be to train every muscle group with weights at least once a week. Now if you still have some time left that you can spend in the gym, you may include a couple of small cardio sessions every week. These sessions can be included to build up good endurance stamina as well. The way you like to balance it is your personal choice, but yes, resistance training should always be your priority. 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/
  10. The insane wait to watch the final season of 'Game Of Thrones' is about to end in a week's time when we finally witness some crazy action. Naturally the premiere has happened and the cast is pretty active on social media, contributing to the buzz around the digital premiere. Over the weekend, the good folks at 'SNL' got Kit Harington to host the night and needless to say, it was just as we expected. The best part, however, was the cast members, especially Emilia Clarke budging in and asking for spoilers, which Kit extensively refused to reveal. Adding to humour was the Night King himself asking if they could be friends and Kit's real life wife who had some fun questions to ask as well. Kit is ððð revealing how @GameofThrones ends. #SNL pic.twitter.com/cVyUmFbsGT — Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) April 7, 2019 Now isn't that a big tease because as the days go by, all we want is for 15th April to arrive soon so we can finally get some visual action. Until then, this was the best pre-watch for sure!
  11. In the modern era of cricket, technology has slowly and gradually become an integral part of the game. Whether it's a run-out, stumping or even a LBW shout, the implementation of Decision Review System (DRS) in the game has aided fairplay significantly. Minimising the human errors, DRS gives an opportunity to both the batting and bowling side to attain a fair decision from the umpires. But, in the ongoing Pakistan Cup 2019, a cricketer became the butt of all jokes after calling for a DRS over a clear-cut dropped catch. For someone who was once compared with Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad hasn't really lived up to the hype in recent times. © Twitter The right-hander's inconsistent performances saw him getting dropped from the Pakistani line-up. His last appearance in the Pakistani jersey dates back to June 2018 when he played in a T20 International (T20I) against Scotland. And then, a doping violation saw him getting banned for four months by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). But, if the sack from the national team wasn't enough to derail his reputation, Shehzad's latest antics further dented his rapport with cricket fans. During a clash between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federal Areas, the former were cruising in their chase of 269 runs when Khushdil Shah played a mighty heave towards deep midwicket. Shehzad, who was patrolling that region, got underneath the ball, but made an epic blunder to drop what looked like a regulation catch. Review please #PakistanCup pic.twitter.com/EdXnFKyp3b — Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 3, 2019 If dropping a simple catch wasn't enough, Shehzad, then, suffered a hilarious brain fade as he signalled for a review. The replays showed Shehzad clearly bottling the catch on atleast two efforts before the ball touched the ground. Shehzad's DRS call was more of a desperate move to avoid humiliation that came with dropping a dolly - something that he has done in the past. Back in 2015, during a clash between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Shehzad had dropped Lahiru Thirimanne, but told the on-field umpires that it was a clean take. However, the replays clearly showed that the ball had touched the ground. Here's a look at how cricket fans reacted to Shehzad's howler of a DRS call: inko lgta hai technology itni advance ho gyi hai ki jo catch reality me na pkda jaye wo shayd TV me pakda gya ho ð — Punkð (@punk_hardik) April 4, 2019 What an actor thoughððð — Prachi | CSK ð (@PrachiNotDesai) April 3, 2019 Nxt level honesty.ððð — Parag (@Parag171292) April 3, 2019 Oh lord, he did something similar against Sri Lanka. He must be related to Umar Akmal, both of them don't have a brain between them. — Noddy1988 (@ToxicKebab) April 3, 2019 Is he normal?? — Nigam Khan (@Nigamkhan) April 3, 2019 Anyone remembered this ? pic.twitter.com/aCPj31HY4m — Faheem Imtiaz (@FaheemImtiaz11) April 3, 2019 Lol, why was he asking for the third umpire to check when he has clearly dropped a sitter! — adam (@adam220202) April 3, 2019 WTH, then people say he should be given chance in the national team. — Avais Ahmed (@avaixhah) April 3, 2019 Must be high on weed againð — Adeel Ahmed (@adeeahmed87) April 3, 2019 He literally pick the ball up off the ground and then asked for a review..... I think I've seen it all now. — Noddy1988 (@ToxicKebab) April 3, 2019
  12. For the most part, Ranbir Kapoor seems like quite a private person since he's not really on social media and isn't always directly interacting with his fans. Well, that's probably what he prefers, but it's a shame since we don't ever get to see his personal side more often and couldn't even tell how relatable he actually is. Until now. Today, when he arrived at the Mumbai Airport, he was obviously surrounded by paparazzi and seemed like he was in a fun mood since he basically started making small talk with the photographers present there. While walking outside, he asked one of them, “Yeh chappal kahaan se li?” to which, the photographer replied, “Andheri Station.” View this post on Instagram #ranbirkapoor says where did you buy these chappals? Our man says from Andheri station.ððð A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Apr 1, 2019 at 12:42pm PDT Wow, how many times have we asked the same question to our friends, and sometimes even random people? Next, I really, really want to see pictures of Ranbir going to the Andheri Station and finding the chappals, that would be hilarious. This is the type of quality content we deserve and even Anand Ahuja is enjoying it. The chappal is having a viral moment now. Probably the real reason.
  13. Anand Mahindra is not only one of the richest people of the country, but he also sits on the goldmine of inspiration, funny and entertaining things and everything in between. We're talking about his Twitter account and his over 6 million followers can vouch for the same. Recently, Mahindra proved once again that he is not only one of the richest businessmen, but also the coolest and possibly the funniest amongst his counterparts. In case you missed it, Mahindra-owned Italian carmaker Automobili Pininfarina unveiled its luxury electric 'hypercar' Battista at the Geneva Motor Show, on Tuesday. For those of you who asked for a better view of the car. This white #Battista is on display at the @PininfarinaSpA site. The blue was my favourite but I now think the white is even more stunning.. Watch when you have a leisurely couple of minutes... Don't fast forward. Savour it! pic.twitter.com/1iH5yt8oTk — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 6, 2019 Priced at around $2 million, the Battista is considered to be faster than a Formula 1 car. Well, no matter how fast a car is, desi people have only one concern when it comes to cars - "kitna deti hai?" Sir, kitna deti hai? ð — Drop C Riffs (@vox_assamanipur) March 6, 2019 We're not kidding, this was exactly what someone asked on Twitter for Battista. But, being the king of wits that Mahindra is, he answered the query in the sassiest way possible. He wrote, "Sirji, electric hai..Shock deti hai! (It's electric... it'll give a shock)" Sirji, electric hai..Shock deti hai! ð https://t.co/nhbrwHAARQ — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 6, 2019 People were left in splits after reading his epic reply and as expected, showered him with praises for his wit. According to reports, the Battista is said to be the first hypercar which is ultra-light and ultra-fast. According to Pininfarina, only 150 Battistas will be made, each with a 1,900 horsepower engine that can go from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in less than two seconds.
  14. Microsoft Courier was a concept that combined two screens to fold over like a book, with a stylus for taking notes. We've already seen foldable phones that sport multiple displays, and Microsoft wants to bring a similar form factor to laptops. The most important element of a new form factor has to be its user interface. What's the use of integrating new specs, but the same old OS that adds nothing new to the end experience? To counter this, Microsoft could be working on a new "Windows Lite" OS that brings in support for dual displays. © PC World According to The Verge, Windows Lite's "interface will be similar to Windows as it exists today," but incorporate aspects of Microsoft's giant Surface Hub display and its Windows Phone Continuum interface. This means the company will focus on keeping touch as a primary mode of input. If the new software turns out to be a success, Microsoft could use it in single screen devices as well. Essentially, this would make it a direct competitor of Google's Chrome OS. The upcoming OS version is said to be the stripped-out version of the original OS instead of a completely new OS. © Microsoft Chrome OS may have a very tiny market share, but it has taken over the budget and low-end segment massively. For a normal user who needs a machine to access the browser, check emails, and complete basic tasks, Windows 10 is turning out to be very bulky. According to Windows Central, Microsoft is using the codename “Santorini” to refer to the shell work it is doing to make Windows Lite look and feel different than the Windows 10. Further reports from ZDNet add that Microsoft could also ship a dual-display laptop. © Microsoft This isn't the first time Microsoft has tried to create a lighter version of Windows. The new S-mode supports just Microsoft Store apps, but the OS carries along a lot of baggage from the legacy OS. Even before the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft had a brief stint with Windows RT, and it turned out to be a huge failure. This time around, the company is hoping to create a niche segment that offers a new form factor and bring in the much-needed portability features.
  15. MWC (Mobile World Congress) is an annual trade show that happens in Barcelona. It marks a very important milestone in the telecom as well as the phone industry, since brands announce their plans for the upcoming year and this helps in setting a proper roadmap for upcoming tech. While one would expect the MWC 2019 to be all about 5G, folding phones shall be stealing the limelight this year. © YouTube For years, we've heard Samsung tease bendable displays, and we're finally going to see them in the wild. In fact, the world's first bendable phone has already been shown off at CES 2019 by Royole. We have a made a list of folding smartphones that we expect to see at MWC this year: 1. Samsung Galaxy Fold or X: © YouTube We aren't sure what the official name of the phone will be and the rumour mills have churned out a lot of them. This is the same phone Samsung had showed-off last year for a few seconds, and we expect it to go on sale by the end of this year. Reports suggest that Samsung will call it the "Infinity Flex" display and it'll measure 7.3-inches with a resolution of 2152 x 1536 pixels. It's slated to cost a whopping US$ 1,800 (Rs 1,29,000) at launch and will sport a gigantic 6,000+ mAh battery. The battery shall be split and divided into the two sides. Reports also suggest that Samsung will call the interface OneUI and will let the user open three apps at once. Obviously, it shall be powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 processor or even Samsung's own Exynos chipset. 2. Huawei's Foldable Phone: © LetsGoDigital Huawei has emerged as a major long term player and is currently among the few to compete with Samsung in the flagship range. While Samsung has been officially teasing foldable phones for years, we've seen multiple patent filings by Huawei to confirm the brand is serious about the segment. Not much is known about its phone right now, but Huawei's CEO had told in an interview once that the foldable phone can replace your laptops. Reports suggest it will sport a 7-inch display and support 5G. If Huawei is serious about marketing the phone as a laptop replacement, it shall also have a blazing fast processor for top-notch performance on the go. 3. LG: © LetsGoDigital Samsung and LG not only compete indirectly selling smartphones but also have a rivalry in the display panel segment. The two supply a huge chunk of panels to other OEMs and Samsung has managed to get an edge with OLED panels. With folding displays, LG doesn't want to miss out on the opportunity. LG has registered three brand names: Flex, Foldi, and Duplex. Flex could be a curved phone, Foldi could be a folding phone, Duplex could be a larger tablet cum phone with two folds. For now, we haven't heard much about their plans, and given the poor sales record of LG phones, we expect the brand to go hard on this concept to make a comeback. 4. Motorola: © WikiMedia The brand was insanely popular back in the day for its RAZR phones. The flip phones had created a hype of their own and the series had helped Motorola become a top phone maker. Now, the brand is owned by Lenovo and intends on making a nostalgic, but modernised comeback with Razr branding. Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said that foldable screens may be the key to reintroduce the RAZR. There have been patents registered that suggest the company is exploring this design line. 5. Xiaomi: © Xiaomi Last month Xiaomi released a prototype video that showed both sides of the phone can be folded to transform it from a tablet into a more compact phone. Xiaomi's president revealed that they have employed a four-wheel drive foldable shaft technology and a foldable display to achieve the form factor. The prototype visible in the video demonstrates only the folding functionality of the device and all other specifications remain unknown. Xiaomi has become a major player globally and is capable of derailing other products in the segment with aggressive pricing.
  16. They say love is one-dimensional. But when you look at it blossom, you will find dimensions you've never envisioned before in life. Love grows in spectacular ways and you can only experience it if you meet the right companion along the way. You may ask what a 'right companion' truly is. Well, in very simple terms, someone who is true to you and understands your needs and wants, most given times. © Instagram But according to Kristina and Eugene, companionship is a very different concept. It's to familiarise each other with what their respective needs and wants are and use that as an advantage to have an absolutely fun relationship. Yes, you read that right. When was the last time you met someone who piqued your interests and matched it with theirs? Some of you may have found some likeminded people, but have you ever unanimously decided to give up the regular life and travel the world instead? That's what Kristina and Eugene's story is all about and it doesn't end there! It ends with a happy family indeed. © Instagram The First Time They Met Both of them met while they were still in university in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. While figuring out their mutual interests on their check-list, the two bonded over common musical interests and hangout sessions post classes, following which they liked each other's company so much, they became best friends. Pretty soon their friendship transcended into a love interest and everything else made more sense than before. But the most astounding part was that their basics were not stamped on just romance, passion or love. The reason they were together was that they felt the most comfortable with each other, and we seldom forget that being yourself and comfortable around someone is the first rule of a good relationship. © Instagram "Our romance started from the point of perception that we don't irritate each other! Not a passion, desire or love! It doesn't sound very romantic, I know! But our affection increased each day and in 4 more years, we decided to become a family. 10 years have passed since we started our romantic relationship, but we are still the happiest couple and we are harmonious partners in all life spheres." - Kristina After all, love blossoms through an avalanche of comfort and familiarity, doesn't it! If you're in a state of absolute comfort with someone, wherein you don't have to pretend otherwise and you disseminate all your fears and tribulations equally among each other, real love truly sprouts from there. Couples today fret about long-lasting companionships or the lack of passion, but they forget that the ultimate companionship rule to live by comes from the premise of being yourself with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. © Instagram What Made Them Stay Together? Apart from the easier quirks between two people, there are other things that make a relationship really challenging and workable. And this is where sharing mutual interests comes handy. Couples who share mutuality in ways that make sense, last longer. And by mutuality, I mean sharing similar interests that can change lives. Both Kristina and Eugene love to travel and that's the one thing that has bound them together tightly ever since they met. In college, the only thing that decided their fate was a 4-day trip that they took together, following which realised they've evolved from being just friends to something more transcendental! Since then, they have been travelling across the globe for over 10 years. © Instagram About two years ago, the couple decided to take their travels a bit more seriously and decided on travelling across Asia. And that's when their real journey as a 'family' began! "All 10 years of being together we travel – at least once a year. But two years ago we decided to have even a bigger adventure. We were not quite happy with our professions and wanted to reload ourselves. A long-time journey through Asia seemed a good way to do that. We had to give our apartment for rent and sell some stuff in order to have enough money for that. So we quit our jobs and were ready for a journey. By now, as a couple, we've visited 24 countries." - Eugene. © Instagram That's the thing about taking risky decisions in a relationship. They always go through because the support for it to work is so strong, it overpowers any hardship they may face. Just like how Kristina and Eugene did when they both decided to quit their jobs and take a stand on what to do next. © Instagram The Chapati Sojourn "We had started this journey in January 2017 from Fort Kochi and planned to stay there for only a few days. However, destiny had other plans, and on the second night, we came across a tiny, dehydrated puppy in the darkness, all alone." - Kristina © Instagram Chapati came into their lives like a surge of happiness and positivity during grim times. They found her scattering away, unfed and unwell and took her in their care to nourish her and bring her to life. "We found that we want to name her like our favourite Indian bread because she had the same tan colour and was very thin." - Kristina © Instagram The minute they named the dog, there was no looking back. They found a home in her and she in them, and she became a part of their travels and their family from that very moment! "Chapati brought many changes to our lives. She influenced our travel-philosophy: now we don't chase visiting all sightseeing places or try to see as many countries as possible. We learned how to relax and easily take deviations to our plans. Her own attitude to life often teaches us to be more flexible, readily get acquainted with people and even to communicate with those, who speak languages we don't understand." - Eugene © Instagram Bringing an animal into your life changes you as a person. The change is noticeable slowly and steadily. They teach you resilience, certain ways of triumphs, patience and the most important one- unconditional love. That's what Chapati taught the two after she came into their lives. She taught them to slow things down and recognise things for what they are, to see the ethereal beauty in things, to savour moments that are important and precious. © Instagram Their travel philosophy also changed trajectory. They learnt how it's not always necessary to travel to every place, soak in every bit of space or scramble around in a hurry just sightseeing or divulge their energy in agreeing upon what to do, what to see or what to understand. Chapati made it easier for them to relax and absorb only as much as they could. © Instagram "Many people believe (and we did before) that saving one dog's life will not defeat the global problem and will not change the world. Our revelation is that it actually changes the world. At first, it changes the 'universe' of the one saved, and then it changes your own 'world'. Her own attitude to life often teaches us to be more flexible, readily get acquainted with people and even to communicate with those, who speak languages we don't understand."- Kristina © Instagram What Is It Like To Travel With A Dog? "Travelling with a dog is definitely not easy. Each country and city have their own rules and attitude to dogs, which sometimes is impossible to Google in advance. You need to make a lot of 'paper work', you are always limited in places for eating and staying, transportation could also be an issue. It is hard, it is a bit costly, but it worth that. As we have to spend money on Chapati we always try to save when it's possible. So we prefer cheap hotels, we use trains and buses as long as it is possible." - Eugene © Instagram The biggest challenge Kristina and Eugene faced was the 'paperwork' that most countries implement to transport dogs. Financially they were still figuring their way but more than anything else, it was the documentation and the fact that a dog can't be a part of their lives unless she's legally bound to them, that was becoming a challenge. That took time and apart from that, facing challenges in nooks and corners of every street and every city wasn't easy. Sometimes they'd be stranded because no public transport would want to carry a dog and sometimes, they'd come across places that weren't too pet-friendly, so they wouldn't have the option to spend a quiet peaceful night at a hotel. © Instagram But most places accepted Chapati and made her travels with the couple favourable. Since she is so well-mannered and intelligent, even most non-pet friendly places allowed her inside and turned their whole philosophy on animals around. © Instagram "Still, travelling with a dog is a big adventure. We had so many escapades, touchy moments and movie-worth adventures together, like falling in love with Chapati, overcoming barriers on the way to adopt her, finding ourselves in the middle of nowhere at night, getting stuck in a town because no public transport allowed dogs there and it was impossible to leave, saving other dogs and being stressed whether those will survive, sleeping with cockroaches or at freezing temperatures, and even some illegal border-crossings and transportations. All these now seems a thrilling dream, yet we miss those times." - Eugene © Instagram Their favourite memory so far is trekking over San Fruttuoso in Italy and walking the rocky terrain in unfavourable weather conditions as all modes of transport were cancelled due to heavy rains! The three of them walked determined all through the trip, thinking about their future together and eventually making it back home to live it. They had no raincoats or umbrellas and braved the harsh rains. Chapati, with her might to stay strong and grounded, didn't pose as any trouble at all and she was a super trooper! "Drenched, I and Eugene felt ourselves to be the luckiest people in the world to have such a smart and attached dog, who was also all wet. Nevertheless, love was soaring in that wet air and the whole way we spent dreaming about our future. It actually looked like a happy end of a very tense movie. However, it wasn't, and many more adventures are waiting for us." -Kristina © Instagram Bringing Chapati into their lives is like a dream come true and they're solemnly grateful for each day as it passes. The Biggest Lesson Ever Having a dog in your life is the biggest blessing in disguise, according to Kristina and Eugene. If Chapati has reaffirmed anything it's the fact that their faith in communication shouldn't deter, because that's what keeps them strong and grounded. And by them, I mean Chapati as well. Communicating with a dog makes you more susceptible to understanding all sorts of needs and emotions between people and animals and it makes any bond way stronger. Staying together for almost 2 years now, Chapati's presence has made sure that their relationship surrenders its premise on pure communication between a man woman and an animal. © Instagram "Communication is also a clue to the mutual understanding with a dog. Try to perceive what a dog wants to transmit to you, do your best to talk in its language (a language of intonations, eye-contact and gestures) and you will never face any problems!"- Kristina A dog is a man's best friend. Up until now at least, I believed that this was just an idiom that was trying to transforms our instinctive animal behaviour to a more refined human one. But the meaning is way more literal and deeper than that. A dog is in all actuality a man's best friend and we have Chapati as proof, who took her saviours for family and gave them a lot to accept and ruminate about. We think any relationship that needs nourishing and strengthening doesn't need as much counselling as it needs some 'fur intervention'! Here's to 'Travelling Chapati' and her beautiful family. © Instagram "In 2017, we spent the whole year being together 24 hours a day. During these time we didn't leave each other even for a moment, Chapati included. We faced many difficulties, including financial ones. We had lots of challenges on the way. But we remained a team, a loving team. And even now, after 10 years of being together as a couple, we still never irritate each other". - Eugene
  17. "...Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries That all started with the big bang!" The Big Bang Theory song is everything you need to know about how we (read: Earth) came into existence. Although, to think about it, the first ever big bang marked the beginning of the world. Ever wondered what will happen if and when a second big bang happens? Even better - What is the last thing you would do if it all ended with a big bang? I think I am going to stuff myself with a cheesecake. Because why not? Who cares about carbs now that everything is coming to an end. Then again, it's me. So, I asked some what is the last thing they would do if it all ended with a big bang, and here are some of the top answers: 1. I think I am going to grow a pair and tell my crush how I felt about her for the last seven years. 2. I have been saving up for a solo Paris trip. Might as well do that! 3. Have *** for one last time! No doubt about that. 4. Delete texts. Because someone ALWAYS survives and I would not want to take that risk. 5. I think I am going to treat myself with every kind of biryani that is there on the menu. And oh, have beer too! 6. I am going to go up to my school bully and punch him hard in the face. No holds barred! 7. Have the last cigarette with my best friend. 8. Tell the next-door 'sanskari' aunty, "Your *** life cannot EVER be is as exciting as mine. And now you are going to die too!" 9. Watch my favourite show live from L.A. Now that can be a possibility. No kidding, guys! It really is. How, you ask? Our favourite series on Zee Café - 'The Big Bang Theory' is coming to an end, and as much as we are unhappy about it, here is a silver lining to this sad news. Zee Café is running a contest, till February 15, which gives all The Big Bang Theory fans an opportunity to watch the show live in Los Angeles. All you have to do is answer the question - 'What is the last thing you would do if it all ended with a Big Bang?'. Use #FlyWithCafé on your answer, and don't forget to tag Zee Café on your post. You can be the one to watch an episode of The Big Bang Theory's final season in L.A. All you have to do is answer the question, using #FlyWithCafé! Oh, don't forget to tag us. ð T&C*: https://t.co/xtcTqIoUtU pic.twitter.com/pjCiZA13BQ — Zee Café (@ZeeCafe) February 1, 2019 The winner with the most creative answer to the question shall receive a complementary trip and stay in L.A., and get a chance to watch the last season of The Big Bang Theory live from the sets of the show. How cool? Watch the video to know more.
  18. There have been numerous reports of PUBG addiction in the last few months and we've even seen people resorting to physical harm after getting addicted to the game. A recent report by the Quartz states that a PUBG fan spends more than 8 hours in a week on an average on the game. Institutions have sent out circulars asking for a complete ban on the game, and people have even sent requests to the government for initiation of a ban. While we'd laugh at a ban, the situation is actually getting serious. More than 120 cases of PUBG addiction were registered at Services for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). © YouTube Games are supposed to be a source of entertainment, and getting hooked onto them at the cost of work or studies should never be a choice. The symptoms of addiction include deprivation of sleep, loss of real life interests, and subjectively lower attendance along with poor academic performance. If you're a victim of the game's addiction, here are a few steps you can take to ensure healthy usage of technology. © Razer Firstly, you need to start accepting responsibility and know that you are addicted to the game. We cannot solve an issue without acknowledging its existence. Secondly, you have to understand the impact it's having on your day to day life. Are your studies getting affected due to the game? If you're working, has your performance and focus at work changed? If the answer is yes, start thinking about your other hobbies and activities. PUBG was launched nearly a year back, what was your entertainment back then? How did you spend time refreshing yourself? Finding healthy alternatives to passing time can help in distancing yourself from the game. © YouTube You also need to stop blaming the game for captivating you. The phone, the game, the developer etc. aren't responsible for getting you hooked. And no, we don't mean to say abandon the game completely. Overconsumption of anything is hazardous, draw a line between entertainment and addiction. Set yourself time limits and follow them. A good way to understand how much time you've wasted is to keep a track and calculate how many hours you've lost in a week. © Pexels Also, don't be embarrassed to ask for help. Share the issue with your close friends and family and ask them to give a hand. PUBG could also be a distraction you've chosen because of other stressful situations in life. Lastly, even technology can help you out thanks to rising awareness of technology addiction. Both, Google and Apple have recognised that mobile phone addiction in the modern world is a serious problem and are trying to bring a viable solution. If you game on smartphones, you can easily follow the below steps to self reuglate your gaming addiction: For Android © YouTube Last year, Google launched the Digital Wellbeing program with Android Pie update and it aims to help you reduce your smartphone usage. All you need to do is download the app from Play Store, and head to the "Settings" menu. Scroll down and tap "Accessibility", you'll come across two splash pages. The hub has a circle at the top, and the number in the middle shows how long the screen has been turned on. With various colours, the circle shows the apps you spend the most time on. Using these analytics, the system knows which apps you use the most and it tracks your usage over a period of time. © Google Now, you can use the "App Timer" to restrict usage within a certain period of time. Let's say you mark PUBG for "30 minutes", after 30 minutes of gameplay, the app will minimize and a popup appears saying you've hit your allotted screen time. Even the app icon will turn grey indicating it's not available, and taping it would open a screen reminding you about App Limits. Lastly, you can set a "Wind Down" mode that basically makes your phone go grey-scale and the Do Not Disturb mode is automatically switch on. Even a blue light filter is switched on to help you actually wind down to sleep. All you need to do is set a time period, for example 10PM to 6AM. The phone knows that's your sleep cycle and winds down the phone to prevent you from using the phone. For iOS © YouTube Even iOS has a similar feature called Screen Time and it's natively supported on iOS 12. Just go to the "Settings" app and scroll down to "Screen Time". Switch on the feature and it'll start collecting usage logs in the background. You can see when you used your phone, on which apps, and how for long for. You can also see how the overall time you spent on your phone compares to the average. To set up "App Limits", just hit "Add Limit", choose a category, and set your timer. When you hit the wall, Screen Time will let you know with a full-screen notification. Assume this to be your warning message since the notification gives you a ignore option and 15-minute extension. © Apple Unlike Android's Digital Wellbeing, you can select a particular app and need to select a category like social media or gaming. It has a "Downtime" feature that will restrict usage of external apps within the set period and only a few stock apps will be accessible. These are just a few tools that'll help you remind yourself, "You're playing too much!"
  19. Apple has changed the primary charging and data transfer port once, and people weren't so happy about it. While new ports bring in better features, it means we need to buy accompanying cables and this simply adds unnecessary cost to the product. The iPhone initially came with a Dock connector, consisting of a 30 pin port. Then came the Lightning Port, it was psignificantly smaller and had a satisfying click to it. According to recent reports, Apple may soon make a shift to USB-C with the new iPhones. © WikiMedia Yes, the lightning port is more than capable. But a shift to USB-C means a universal port for all gadgets in Apple's portfolio. The MacBook already has it, the new iPad has it, and now the iPhone. You can use the same cable for all the devices in the ecosystem, meaning the cost to acquire these cables 'll l will actually come down over a period of time. Even though USB-C should technically reduce the need of adapters as more and more peripherals support the port out of the box, you have to remember that old iPhone accessories are compatible only with Lightning. Apple chargers sell for roughly US$ 25 (Rs 1,500) for an official cable and replica versions are also available for far less. © Apple Last week, Anand Mahindra tweeted how he needs to buy new cables every time a new Apple product is bought. This issue may soon come to an end once all Apple products are supporting USB-C. The Android world has embraced the port long back, and even budget phones are housing one. Bloomberg also reports that the upcoming iPhone will have a triple camera setup, like some Android counterparts. The third camera will have a more powerful zoom, a higher resolution and a wider field of view than any camera on today's iPhones. © Reuters Going a step further, the 2020 iPhone is reported to have a 3D camera system that can sense distance and measure depth through lasers, improving the iPhone's handling of augmented-reality apps and features. Additionally, the Live Photos feature will mean that it can capture videos that are six seconds long, instead of just three seconds.
  20. Apple has already flirted with the idea of providing a gaming experience on your TV via Apple TV. However, a new report suggests that the Cupertino giant is now looking to make a new product that will work on a subscription model. It will work similar to Xbox' Game Pass and plans are still in the early stages, the report said. Another idea was suggested that Apple may also play the role of a publisher with a few development studios. In the gaming world, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo all offer a subscription service for their respective consoles. It provides gamers access to a large catalogue of games for a monthly subscription fee. Xbox Game pass already offers access to Xbox 360, Xbox Exclusives and other games for $9.99. The Microsoft-owned gaming company also plans to launch a streaming service called xCloud next year. Sony also provides gamers with the ability to stream games via PlayStation Now which includes titles from platforms like PS4, PS3 and PS2. Even though Apple is not known for providing hardware gaming titles on iOS devices, the App Store is home to millions of casual games and players alike. In fact, mobile gaming revenue is expected to reach $106 billion in two years because of titles like Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Pokemon GO and others. © Youtube Apple has also co-designed a gaming controller with SteelSeries that works with Apple TV. Apple as already patented other input methods and is planning increase in graphical capabilities. For example, the latest iPad Pro is capable of delivering similar graphics performance as the Xbox One S. That's because The A-series CPUs and GPUs found in iPads and iPhones can rival the current generation of gaming consoles. © Youtube/CultofMac Services are a big source of revenue for Apple and since hardware sales have plateaued, a gaming subscription could potentially ad a new source of revenue for Apple. In fact, if Apple provides AAA games with more serious titles rather than casual games, it may just turn the tide in the gaming industry. With the rise of games like Fortnite, PUBG and Clash of Clans, gaming is about to become bigger than ever before and Apple's new subscription could be the game changer for the industry. However, it remains to be seen whether Apple will host AAA games or continue to provide casual games on their platform.
  21. Sprinting is a powerful and fundamental movement. It allowed our ancestors to escape from predators and hunt when required. Beyond that sprinting is an amazing exercise for building more muscle, improving your heart health and stamina. In order to sprint better, people use various apps and follow different running programs such as interval training or the useless long-distance running. Some also spend a lot of money on fancy running shoes thinking that they will help us prevent joint injuries and sprint better. Although the above tools can be useful, we often divulge from fixing the basics for long-term progress and focus more on the quick fixes Often when we sprint, our patterns are suboptimal which is a major contributor to slow pace and injuries. Our GAIT or human locomotion patterns are altered depending on a wide variety of reasons such as weight transition, previous injuries, mobility issues and posture deformities. © Pixabay In order to fix the above GAIT cycle, we need to assess the same using manual methods (most feasible) which can be easily done at your nearest physiotherapist. Once we have assessed our GAIT and have got recurring issues fixed by a physiotherapist, we now need to analyze our running pattern for which you will have to record a video of yourself from the side. Check for below points after recording the video from the lateral or the side view: Foot contact: Foot contact should be at the forefoot to midfoot which will change depending on your running speed Torso lean: Torso should be leaning slightly forward with eyes gazing around the horizon Hand position: Hand should be placed at the side flexed at 90 degrees and should move in coordination with the opposite leg. Think of your arms moving in a pendulum fashion. Left, Right, Left is a useful clue. Hip extension: Hip extension strength has a direct correlation with running speed and helps you propel forward. Exercises like deadlifts are very useful to create powerful hip extensions. © Pixabay Use cues such as lean forward, push the ground, swing the arms Left, Right, Left to correct the errors you see in your running pattern. Once you have optimized your running form, you will need to focus on strengthening the muscles involved in sprinting. Mistake Of Following A Generic Strength Program Running requires you to increase both concentric and eccentric strength. Below are things you need to keep in mind when designing a strength and conditioning program Eccentrically Strong Muscles: Hamstring and quadriceps. Heavy assisted leg press with slow eccentrics, single-leg leg extensions. Concentrically Strong Muscles: Glutes and hip flexor muscle group mainly psoas major and rectus femoris. Romanian Deadlifts & Hip-Thrusts Perform some strength training with high velocity as well. High-velocity movements will increase stride frequency and thus reduce ground contact time to give better running speed. Exercises which target different muscle lengths such as hip thrust and quarter squats can be incorporated as strength gain is joint angle specific as well. A full body program thrice a week will suffice the majority of the requirements with running being in the morning and strength and conditioning in the evening time. Your program will have to be periodized especially if you are a competing runner/sprinter. Summarizing everything we talked above: Step 1: Fix your current injuries and get your GAIT checked under a specialist Step 2: Record your running form from the lateral(side) view and fix visible errors and send them to running experts Step 3: Assess your current levels of strength, power and design a strength & conditioning program or get an expert to do the same for you Step 4: Periodize your entire running plan to minimize injuries and maximize your performance at any given timeframe That's it, folks! Even though above is a complex topic and requires super detailed reasoning and planning, I tried my best to explain it briefly. And if you apply even 50% of this, it will make a significant impact on your running performance. Feel free to drop a comment below or mail me for further queries or doubts. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  22. With just three more weeks to go before Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer 'Gully Boy' hits the screens, the movie has gone full throttle with its promotions. Right from poster releases, to teaser and trailer launches, press meets and now, the launch of the much-awaited recreation of Divine and Naezy's 2015 superhit street-anthem 'Mere Gali Mein' - the film is on a roll when it comes to keeping the audience craving for more. The recreated version of 'Mere Gali Mein' starring Ranveer Singh and Siddhant Chaturvedi, from 'Gully Boy' was released just a while ago, and this recreation is legit awesome. Still as raw and honest as the original viral song, starring Bombay-street rappers Divine and Naezy, the visualisation of the track will take you back down the memory lanes. Ranveer Singh seems to be one with his character, and it doesn't seem like he isn't a backstreet boy from the bylanes of Dharavi. View this post on Instagram Wolfpack ðº@vivianakadivine @naezythebaa #gullyboy A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 17, 2019 at 8:03am PST Director Zoya Akhtar seems to have done an amazing job at creating a movie inspired by the life story and achievements of rappers Divine and Naezy, which also depicts the lives of upcoming hip-hop singers and rappers in Mumbai at large. View this post on Instagram #MereGullyMein out tomorrow â ï¸ðð§ . @ritesh_sid @zoieakhtar @faroutakhtar #TigerBaby @aliaabhatt @zeemusiccompany @siddhantchaturvedi @kalkikanmani @reemakagti1 @vivianakadivine @naezythebaa @ankurtewari @sezonthebeat #GullyBoy A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 21, 2019 at 8:35am PST The movie is all set to release on 14th February, Valentine's Day, this year. But for now, we are more than happy to watch this video on repeat and marvel over how creatively and authentically 'Mere Gali Mein' has been created by the makers and actors of 'Gully Boy' in the film. We are more than sure that both Divine and Naezy would be extremely proud of this rendition of the song, which completely changed their lives.
  23. It was a good day in Melbourne for Rafael Nadal, who looked like his old self in a straight-sets victory against Australia's James Duckworth in a comeback game after not playing for months due to excruciating pain in his knees. © Reuters During the on-court interview after the match, Nadal said: “It's not easy to come back after a lot of months, and especially against a player who's super aggressive.” But Nadal's greatest highlight came after the game and during the press conference when the Spaniard was answering a reporter's question. Nada's eyes got stuck on a particular reporter who had dozed off during the press conference and he hinted the rest of the crowd towards the soon-to-be roast victim with a hilarious facial expression. ð´ Nothing gets past @RafaelNadal #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/PebIxmYg4t — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2019 Displaying the sharp wit that he commands, Rafa quickly said in a very serious manner: “It's not interesting today” which resulted in everyone ending up having a laughing fit, which woke the poor journalist up very abruptly. © Twitter/Australian Open “I know you were closing your eyes to be more focused on what I was saying,” he commented jokingly to make the situation less embarrassing for the reporter. Nothing gets past Rafael Nadal!
  24. There was a time when Public Display of Affection (PDA) was frowned upon and lovers on the streets or at a public place were asked to go 'get a room' instead. But welcome to the growing gene-pool of adventure seekers and love tolerant people around, PDA is very much back in action and everyone wants to be a part of it. PDA officially means showing your affection publicly towards the person you're involved with. Could be your spouse, girlfriend or a date you're on. Snogging their world off, while you're in a crowd definitely qualifies for PDA and up until recently, it wasn't so welcoming in the society. © Twitter What changed though? Our most probable guess is the celebrity couple hangover that influences the general public threefold. Off late, we've been seeing various celebrity couples holding hands, hugging each other or proclaiming their love for one another in public and this trend is becoming more popular by the day. Which makes us wonder, what is actually wrong with displaying a bit of affection before people? It's certainly better than displaying any amount of violence, or public display of arrogance or even contempt for that matter, between couples who're out in public. So, if we love instead of all that negativity, it's always easier to digest. © Pinterest So, just in case you're a brand new couple, or an old one or just out on a date and can't keep your hands off each other or want to try some PDA, maybe you can keep these basic PDA- guidelines in mind! (1) Don't Get All Touchy-Feely If You're With A Third Person If you're hanging out with someone who's third-wheeling you, then maybe you don't have to drive that point home by being all over your girlfriend. Instead, make an effort with the third friend who's come out with a couple and make him or her feel as much at home as you possibly can, by not displaying too much affection in front of them. © Pinterest (2) Avoid PDA In Front Of Kids Little ones watching you going nuts over each other, literally, is hell raising! I mean, I'm sure the kids probably understand what you're up to, but why do you have to put them through the torture of asking their parents why your hand was up her dress? Maybe a peck or a hug works but if you're surrounded by kids, definitely find a safer space for the two of you to do whatever you want to. © Pinterest (3) Not 'Handy' In The Middle Of The Dance floor While I understand the dance floor can be an intimate space to show love for one another, it's also space for people to show off their moves. So, if you're trying to climb on top of each other while dancing and making a show out of it, do it at your own peril and, of course, discretion! © Getty Images (4) Definitely Avoid Straddling Straddling is sitting with one leg on either side and if it's not a motorcycle, you're straddling on a person. But the thing is, public straddling is a bit over-the-top unless, of course, you're at a strip club or behind closed doors. So, if your girlfriend straddles you in public, maybe it's time to make sure to tell her the rules have changed a bit! © Pinterest (5) Don't Cause An Inconvenience Even if you find a decent place to display a copious amount of PDA, make sure it's not causing any form of an inconvenience to people around you. It could be inside a public loo, where you've bolted the door for minutes and are busy making out, or it could be at a place where you're blocking a path and are too busy to realise people are having an issue passing by and are too uncomfortable to tell you to move! Whatever it is, make sure you chose the space effectively and display affection as suited for the place. © Pinterest Yes, PDA can be quite tricky to pull off, mostly because it's a spontaneous decision and not planned. You can get carried away in a moment and carry forth showing a lot of affection towards your lover, but it's up to you to decide how much public display of affection is too much affection, at the end of the day! Trust me, even celebs know their limit and while I know it's very important to show as much love as you can towards someone you're fond of, it's also important to keep things easy going for the rest of the lot, around you!
  25. Nora Fatehi undoubtedly ruled the Bollywood music chart in 2018. There was a point when the whole world (no exaggeration here) was singing 'Ab to hosh na khabar hai' and dancing to the tunes of 'Dilbar'. View this post on Instagram â¨â¨ A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Dec 26, 2018 at 11:05pm PST When people were busy comparing 'Dilbar 2.0' with the OG song starring Sushmita Sen, Nora Fatehi just belly danced her way into our hearts and became our latest crush. View this post on Instagram This year has been a year of slaying and I am so so grateful! This is just the beginning trust me ðð¥i just want everyone out there to be inspired to be confident and to chase their dreams! Chase it!!! Dont let anything or anyone get in the way! Stop making excuses and remove them negative people from ur life they just holding you back! Go get it ðð½ ð let me be your inspiration and example that anything is possible they would say i wont make it happen i should just pack my bags and go back.......they be saying alot ay lol ...ð¤ðð¤·ð½âï¸ my goal is global and im gna make it happen tell those haters to sit back down and show them what you got! Power to all the people out their making their dreams come true i know how hard it is! keep going â¤ï¸ ————————————————— Amazing photo captured by @abderrafia_elabdioui Outfit @meshki ð #norafatehi #love #dreams #entertainment #slay #entertainment #international #dreamer #inspired #daily #photography #picoftheday #fashion #dance #music #india #morocco #toronto #sporty #chic #streetstyle #shotbyiphone A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Dec 8, 2018 at 10:53pm PST Nora Fatehi is the most beautiful thing to happen to Instagram and these latest pictures only prove the same. View this post on Instagram Touch of lilac at the @iffigoa opening ceremony Styled by @leepakshiellawadi International designer @robertabinader Hair and makeup @zoya.makeupandhair ————————————————— #norafatehi #dressup #love #work #india #fashion #new #morocco #toronto #bollywood #hairandmakeup #style #mood A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Nov 23, 2018 at 1:58am PST Nora Fatehi has taken the whole world by storm with her killer dance moves and amazing singing. For those who don't know, there's an Arabic version of 'Dilbar' which is sung by Nora. View this post on Instagram Are you guys ready? Arabic Dilbar releasing November 30th with the Amazing @fnaire_official and myself ð¤ ðð¾â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ð The countdown begins now!!!!!!!!!!!!! —————————————— ð· @mohamedsaadstudio Makeup hair @marcepedrozo Jewellery @minerali_store @tizafmohcine @the_realachraffnaire @mennani_khalifa @amine_el_hannaoui @bling_entertainment @bassimbendell @mohamedsaadstudio @abderrafia_elabdioui @caesar2373 @tseries.official #norafatehi #international #music #musicvideo #arabicdilbar #new #worldwide #project #entertainment #india #morocco #dance #bollywood #art #mood A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Nov 24, 2018 at 9:03am PST View this post on Instagram Be careful when you come through my way ð¸ð½ ððð Dress @fashionnova ———————————————— #norafatehi #worldwide #new #love #fashion #music #dance #takitaki #dilbar #india #morocco #style #mood #picoftheday #bollywood #toronto #slay A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Oct 6, 2018 at 7:50am PDT View this post on Instagram Rule number one to be a boss ass bitch (uh-huh) Never let a clown boy try to play you ð¶ð¸ð½ð ——————————————— Styled by @megstier Hair makeup @zoya.makeupandhair Bustier @simplysimone.official Skirt @srstore09 Accessories @anomalybyanam #norafatehi #picoftheday #style #goals #life #realtalk #new #love #india #morocco #toronto #fashion #entertainment #mtvindia #mtv #datinginthedark #work #makeup #tan #glow #beauty #entertainment A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Jul 20, 2018 at 4:57am PDT View this post on Instagram Beautiful race course ð @themeydanhotel_dxb ð· @therollingprodigy #dubai #mydubai #meydanhotel #travel #love #norafatehi A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Aug 11, 2018 at 2:26am PDT 'Dilbar' isn't the only song the world is talking about. Nora Fatehi's 'Kamariya' too has been taking the internet by storm and we aren't surprised at all. View this post on Instagram Thanks @leepakshiellawadi For making me look like a snackðit was so last minute but you pulled throughâ¤ï¸ last night at #luxgoldenroseawards2018 Wearing @carolinebibawi Styled by @leepakshiellawadi @valentinidimonica - ring @diosajewels - earrings @jetgems bracelet ð· @archiboraofficial ———————————————— #glam #bollywood #entertainment #norafatehi #fashion #new #dressup #mood #slay #dilbar #india #morocco #international #love #style #hair #makeup A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:22pm PST View this post on Instagram He said he hate to see me go, but love to watch me leave ð¤·ð½âï¸ð â¤ï¸ @tods ð· @mohamedsaadstudio ð¨ @sofitelmarrakech ———————————————— #norafatehi #picoftheday #new #mood #streetstyle #india #morocco #toronto #extra #love #fashion #travelling #actress #dance #music #dilbar A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Nov 9, 2018 at 6:22am PST View this post on Instagram Staring at the beautiful beach aheadð ð ð @saadiyatbeachclub #inabudhabi ð· @meiraomar â¤ï¸ #norafatehi #new #love #vacationmode #tanning #glow #mood A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Oct 30, 2018 at 6:33am PDT This year belonged to Nora Fatehi and looks like she will own 2019 too as she is busy working on some major projects. Just like she says, "Watch out 2019...im coming for you." View this post on Instagram Watch out 2019.... im coming for you ðâ¨â¨ @anups_ #norafatehi A post shared by Nora Fatehi (@norafatehi) on Jan 1, 2019 at 5:48am PST Nora has been roped in for Salman Khan's highly-anticipated project 'Bharat', which is a remake of the Korean movie 'An Ode To My Father'. She will also work in John Abraham's 'Batla House'.
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