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  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been getting a lot of slack on social media for making some wild claims one after the other. After the 'Cloud theory' that went viral across social media platforms yesterday, our PM is back under the radar for saying he was one of the first people in the country to use a digital camera and some other tech gadgets. Yes, a clip from his recent interview with News Nation has now gone viral. In that video, PM Modi is seen claiming that he was among the first people in India to use a digital camera in 1988. He said he used the camera to click a photograph of LK Advani. Adding on to that, PM Modi also claimed that he was one of the early adopters of e-mail, back in 1988, and used an iPad-like tablet with a stylus in the early 90s. Well, you don't have to be a genius to find out that neither the digital camera nor e-mail services existed in the timelines he mentioned. So, people were obviously not going to keep quiet. A lot of people decided to call our PM out on social media. Economist Rupa Subramanya, for instance, pointed out that e-mail was available only to a select few in West in 1988. Well, can't really argue with that. In 1988, even in the developed west, email was available to a few academics and scientists but Modi somehow used it in 1988 in India before it was officially introduced to the rest of us in 1995. ð³ https://t.co/cq3nhRLEQJ — Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) May 12, 2019 A lot of others decided to pitch in too. @PMOIndia ke paas batwa nahi tha (kyunki paise nahi the!) lekin 1988 mein digital camera aur email tha? All of this would be really funny if it weren't so embarrassing. A PM who'll literally say ANYTHING that comes to his mind can't possibly be trusted with our national security https://t.co/pmoGNQQtHi — Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) May 12, 2019 Ahem... iPad in 1990, a digital camera in 1987. Does Modi live in the same dimension as us? — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) May 13, 2019 I went to the US in 1993. AOL was the dominant player. It started as an internet service provider in early 90s. We used to go to university to use email (DOS based). 1988? This is so embarrassing for India. #Feku https://t.co/KQfdYGGmmG — Salman Anees Soz (@SalmanSoz) May 12, 2019 Internet in India in 1995 and digital camera in 1990 but Modi hai to 1988 mein bhi email pe digital photo transfer mumkin hai. https://t.co/C1BV00VLzp — Panini Anand (@paninianand) May 12, 2019 “The first commercial production digital camera went on sale in 1990.” The first commercial production digital camera went on sale in 1990. In 1987, Modi had a digital camera. Surely must have been this prototype. pic.twitter.com/H7b8FMclha — Divider Preð¤ Verde â (@PresidentVerde) May 13, 2019
  2. Are steroids always bad? I do not think so. After all, 'Steroid' is a medical term. There could be many reasons when steroid usage is justified. For example, when prescribed by a doctor for certain conditions like TRT, HIV, burns etc. Another being their usage by pro-bodybuilders and athletes who are competing nationally or internationally and their livelihood depends on their physique. © Getty Images However, there are a few reasons for which the usage of steroids is completely not required. If you are using or planning to use steroids for any of these reasons, it is literally very stupid indeed: 1. To Become A Trainer: Being a trainer myself, who has been lifting naturally since 2010, I`ve met tens of trainers at different gyms. Initially, I used to get shocked learning about their steroid usage without even having a training base. Most of the time they are caught in this delusion that they need to look like a bodybuilder to be a trainer, which is not true at all. This makes them take anabolic steroids to get quick results. The same results which they could`ve gotten easily by training for a few more months with apt diet and training and that too without the side-effect of steroids. To become a trainer you need to have few years of lifting experience under your belt and some education. Having a decent healthy-looking physique is a plus point to motivate your clients but going for anabolics, thinking you need to look like a bodybuilder/physique model is completely uncalled for. Remember, your knowledge helps your clients get results, not your monstrously big physique. 2. To Impress The Opposite ***: In today`s world of social media and tinder where shirtless pics get more likes, the sole aim of some youngsters for going to the gym is to get shredded/abs, post pics on social and get laid. This involves the usage of steroids and other drugs like clen and what not. The more desperate the guy is, the quicker he will get into shortcuts. © Getty Images Every second guy who is a gym-goer and is on Instagram has abs, but do they have girlfriends? Ask them and you will know. You may impress some juvenile teenage girls with your shredded physique but getting into a real relationship requires way more than just physique. It's you as a complete person that impresses the opposite ***, not your 3 hours everyday gym session. 3. On Trainers' Recommendations: If your trainer tries to brainwash you by saying “Every guy with a good physique is probably on steroids and you should take as well if you want those results”. He's either bullshitting you or probably has no idea himself. There are people with great physiques mostly due to two reasons- Great genes or years of training experience or a combination of both of these. These people with years of training experience will look better any day than your average guy/trainer who took steroids after just 6 months of training. Pro coaches make their pro-athletes use steroids for competition prep, that`s another story. But as an average gym-going guy who just wants to look good in clothes or naked, steroids are a big no due to their side-effects. 4. To Compete In Local Bodybuilding Competition: I don`t want to sound like I'm discouraging you to participate in local competitions but participating in such shows by using/abusing steroids is not worth it at all. © Getty Images Youngsters, usually with not much experience, try to compete in such shows and in order to win or secure good positions, go for steroids hoping to get massive or get a next-level shredded physique. Let me tell you, even after taking steroids they don`t get the desired results because steroids are not magic. They don`t have much training experience under their belt and have no idea about dieting and want steroids to do all the magic for them. Steroid usage could be justified in case you were preparing for a national or pro event after few years of dedicated training. But shutting your natural testosterone production for an event which gives you a tub of protein powder or gainer isn`t very smart. That`s all folks! Hope this helped. Share it if you can with a friend who goes to the gym and is in dire need of your help.
  3. Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, as we all know, is one of the very few games that uses real places as the settings for its stories. Say what you will about the games and their story lines, but there's no denying that the developers go all in when it comes to recreations of the real world locations. The 'Assassin's Creed: Unity', on the same lines, features a replica of Notre Dame cathedral, that's currently under the spotlight due to the deadly fire accident. Guess what? The 3D replica of Notre Dame shown featured in the game is so incredibly detailed that it could potentially help the architects rebuild the cathedral to its original glory. © Ubisoft Notre Dame was one of the most important landmarks in the game. As a protagonist, you could literally climb and parkour all over it. Heck, the game also lets you go inside the cathedral and explore it as much as you want. If you've played the game, then you know for a fact that Ubisoft did an amazing job. It is, however, worth pointing out the 3D replica of Notre Dame shown in the game is not entirely accurate. The spires in real-life, for instance, were added after the events of the game. Even a majority of the artwork hanging from the walls of the church are protected by copyright, which means the ones shown in the game are slightly different. Nonetheless, the ability to get up-close and explore a detailed version of both inside and outside of the cathedral could prove very useful to architects during the restoration work.
  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. 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.
  6. There are three types of 'gym bros': 1. Who never work on their legs 2. Who workout their legs but have questionable form. 3. Who just squat and call those who use the smith machine 'idiots'. First things first, the legs are very important if your goal is strength and looking good. Legs essentially carry your body weight and are very functional. It is as important to work on them as your biceps. Now, many bros think the smith machine is a waste of time because it removes the need for muscles that stabilize the body. Well, that's not true. The Smith machine can easily cover your entire lower body i.e. quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves. If you do not work on your legs and do not enjoy free weight exercises, do this workout pattern for a minimum of 12 weeks. It will increase your lower body strength if you be consistent. 1) Smith Machine Close Stance Squats You often don't perform a full range of motion when doing the traditional back squats, so this a great tool for you to do deep squats with proper complete reps. Set your feet inwards to your shoulder level and squat. 2) Smith Machine Romanian Deadlift Simply do this exercise, hip hinge and stretch your hamstrings. One of the ideal movements to grow your hamstring strength. Start with a light to moderate weight. 3) Smith Machine Hip Thrusts A strong butt can help you to squat more weights and can you give you an aesthetic look if your goal is to improve your body composition. In scientific studies, the hip thrusts have been shown the ideal exercise to grow your glute strength and force, when compared squats. Here is a tip: Don't arch your back when thrusting, keep your back neutral and don't hyperextend. 4) Smith Machine Standing Calf Raise The smith machine can be a helpful tool for your calves as it is easy to apply progressive overload here which over time can grow your calves. Here is a sample workout plan: Smith Machine Squats - 3 sets of 6-8 reps Smith Machine Romanian Deadlifts - 3 sets of 8-12 reps Smith Machine Hip Thrusts- 3 sets of 8-12 reps Smith Machine Calf Raises- 3 sets of 12-15+ reps I am pretty sure you will enjoy this workout and do it every time you have a lower body session. Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness
  7. It's true that actions speak louder than words, but for most women, the words still matter all the same. While there might be hundreds of ways how you can sneak into her heart and make a home out of it, there isn't quite anything like a sweet things you can say to her, every once in a while. But mind you, if those are mere empty words, and you don't mean a thing you say, she'll know, and you will end up losing her instead. So, we suggest you tread carefully when it comes to “sweet talking” into her life. Often called sweet nothings, these words and phrases are loaded with love and romance, which are meant to be gently whispered into your lover's ears. Women love sweet nothings, and they always work when you are trying to rev up your romance. However, changing times often demand a change of action, and so nowadays tiny, meaningful poems also do the trick. View this post on Instagram Puppy Pappy • ð¸ @_singhambika_ A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Dec 27, 2018 at 9:17pm PST And when we thought of such meaningful sweet nothings to recommend to you, we could only think of actor Arunoday Singh's honest creations, that are so sweet and meaningful, women hang by every word he scribbles onto a piece of paper. We compiled 10 of his most wonderfully penned sweet nothings to inspire you, and help you snake your way into her heart by honestly and perfectly expressing yourself to her. 1. When She Is Magic View this post on Instagram * You were, Like a magic spell; Someone cast One night while I was asleep. I woke up To a different world, To a different fate, When I woke up, To you waking up Next to me. • • #sufisoulpoetry #lovepoem #forMyWife #poetsofinstagram A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Feb 3, 2019 at 8:01am PST 2. When She Lights Up Your World View this post on Instagram * I asked For you, Like the darkness, That asked For the Light. I asked for you. • • #sufisoulpoetry #lovepoem #ForLoveIsAPrayerThatComesTrue #formywife #poetsofinstagram A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Jan 19, 2019 at 4:58am PST 3. When You Wish To Say “We Were Meant To Be” View this post on Instagram * Sanded smooth, Held together Without nails.. Like we were Shaped for this. You and I, We dovetail. • • #sufisoulpoetry #lovepoem #poets #poetry #poetsofinstagram A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Jan 8, 2019 at 5:01am PST 4. Saying “You're The One” View this post on Instagram * Ever since, I washed up On your shore, I no longer worry, Where I'm going, Anymore. • • #sufisoulpoetry #MyIsland #myRefuge #poetsofinstagram A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Dec 20, 2018 at 9:08pm PST 5. When She Becomes A Personification Of 'Partner' View this post on Instagram * Here. I am here. Please just say You can hear me. Please, just Look this way. I could bear To stay adrift, If you were Near me. • • #sufisoulpoetry #PrayerPoem #poets #poetsofinstagram A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Nov 16, 2018 at 7:07am PST 6. When She Makes You Feel Alive View this post on Instagram * When I'm with you, My dreams seem, More than just dreams, Or treasure I hope I'm destined to find. They feel like Inevitabilities. Like they are all, Coming true. It's just a matter of time. When I'm with you. • • #sufisoulpoetry #FaithPoem #lovePoem #ForThoseWhoNurtureYourFaith #SupportYourDreams #ForThoseWhoBelieveInYou #IdeallyThisIsAPoemFromYouToYou #poetsofinstagram A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Nov 11, 2018 at 3:19am PST 7. When You Know She Completes You View this post on Instagram * In meeting you, My wants, Met my needs And knew, They would never Be lonely Again. • • #sufisoulpoetry #forMyWife #LovePoem #poetsofinstagram #poets A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Oct 31, 2018 at 5:23am PDT 8. When You Wish To Say She's Perfect View this post on Instagram * Please, Don't find fault With yourself, In minutae or As a whole. You make liars Of my eyes, and A blasphemer Of my soul. • • #sufisoulpoetry #lovepoem #CelebrateYourLover #TellThemHowPerfectTheyAre #TellThemHowWondrousTheyAre #affirmationPoem #poetryofinstagram A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Sep 27, 2018 at 10:36am PDT 9. If Your Girl Is Also The One Who Healed You View this post on Instagram * Every piece Of myself I ever lost, or Gave away, You collected Before you found me, And made me whole, And stayed. • • #OrSoItSeemsToMe #sufisoulpoetry #ForMyWife #lovepoem #poetsofinstagram A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Sep 25, 2018 at 10:32pm PDT 10. To Show Your Commitment View this post on Instagram * I knew, I came To this life, Just To spend it With you. • • #sufisoulpoetry #lovepoem #poetsofinstagram #poets #poemsporn A post shared by Arunoday Singh (@sufisoul) on Aug 29, 2018 at 12:08am PDT
  8. If it's dumb and it works, it's not dumb anymore. Yes, this is basically how we can define 'jugaad', a concept that each and every desi person is familiar with and something we all follow religiously. One person, though, decided to take his jugaad skills to an even higher level by using what seems like a shaving mirror instead of a regular rear-view mirror. Yep, never knew you can just use that if you're too broke. 'Objects in the mirror might be a little shaky, but hey, at least you can see them.' The picture was posted on Reddit and honestly caused people to have a discussion about something no one has ever had - rear-view mirrors. Some people thought it was genius, some thought it was stupid, and some just made a lot of jokes about it. Well, at least this person knew the importance of rear-view mirrors and is not one of these annoying people on the road who keep their mirrors shut and cut you off on the road all the time. Just a little shaky, tho. Exactly! I'm surprised too, tbh. It'll just fall and come under someone's tyre.
  9. “I am not supposed to tell you this” - It's the most important quote of the week and everyone in the country has heard it at least once, all thanks to Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The entire nation has been celebrating the return of the IAF pilot and #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan has been trending since his release was announced by Pakistan. But, before that, it was this line that got people to respect him even more. When the Pakistani Army asked him about the details of his mission, he only had one answer - “I am sorry, I am not supposed to tell you this”. It exploded on social media and became a talking point everywhere. The brave and stoic manner in which he deflected all the questions thrown at him, while in captivity, struck a chord with everyone in the nation. But, that one line wields so much power now, that even Indian police departments are using it to give out important messages. Well, the Mumbai Police better watch out because Nagpur Police is here to take their crown. When someone asks for your OTP : "I am not supposed to tell you this"#WelcomeHomeAbhinandan #NagpurPolice — NagpurCityPolice (@NagpurPolice) March 1, 2019 Like always, it got a lot of praise online and everyone appreciated it a lot. Nailed it ! ðhttps://t.co/YWZMxD84Hg — shubham charjan (@Oyeeee_Lucky) March 1, 2019 Yep. Hail the patriotic fervour of India Kudos to #NagpurPolice for saluting the Heroes of the Indian Defence Services. Jai Hind! — Mallika Kaleem (@MallikaKaleem) March 1, 2019 Someone great, I'm sure. Who handles your account? Nice https://t.co/H78EDhCYZm — Sachin Verma (@sachinverma1) March 1, 2019 Bohot. @NagpurPolice IT team = Bahut icchh Hard. https://t.co/VLnplPF9Ln — Manthan Sawarkar (@TweetyManthan) March 1, 2019
  10. When it comes to shaving, good technique is a product of experience (as is the case with most things in life). However, that doesn't mean that you have to deal with painful nicks and cuts, or those annoying skin irritations, until you eventually become a skilled shaver. There are steps you can take to improve your shaving experience right from day one, and it all starts with getting your hands on the best razor. This simple act goes a long way to helping you achieve the smoothest, closest shave, and we're going to help you zero in on the perfect one. Selecting A Razor: The Basics Whether you plan to sport a classy clean shave or maintain a stylish beard, there's an element of grooming behind every look. In short, ignoring the razor completely is just not an option - instead, you should be selecting the best one as per your grooming routine. Essentially, you want a razor that can glide effortlessly over the contours of your face, removing hairs as closely as possible without leaving you looking like you've been attacked by a wild animal. Once that's settled, the next step is to select the right type of razor. There are enough options out there to make a man's head spin, including safety razors, straight razors, disposable razors, cartridge razors and electric razors. Finding the perfect one that works well not only with your skin, but also your shaving schedule, preferences and budget can turn out to be quite a daunting task. However, one thing you can be sure of is that there's definitely a razor out there to suit your particular shaving needs. Keeping that in mind, we've compiled this extensive list to help you pick out the perfect one. These Are The Best Razors All Indian Men Should Know About 1. Edwin Jagger Safety Razor © Amazon Not only is this a supremely effective razor, it's also a great beauty, thanks to its two part, die cast and hand polished chrome plated blade head. The triple plated handle, along with the blue white scratch resistant chrome plating on the head components, make it a spectacle to behold. Even the handle is capped with chrome plated end cap detailing, while the Edwin Jagger name is embossed into the chrome plated collar as a mark of quality. It delivers a shaving angle that is gentle on all skin types thanks to expert precision engineering. This means a smooth, close, comfortable and accurate shave for all who use it, whether they're n old hand at shaving or a novice.When you purchase one of these beauties, you even get five free Derby double edge blades, which are some of the best razor blades in the world in terms of quality and performance. MRP: Rs. 4,183 Buy It Here 2. Gillette Flexball Fusion Pro Glide © Amazon Featuring the thinnest ever blades used by Gillette, the Fusion Proglide glides effortlessly over your face thanks to the advanced low resistance coating on the blades. FlexBall technology further enhances the shave experience, allowing the head to pivot freely over the contours of your face while the Blade Stabilizer keeps the blade shape steady. As the blades are doing their job, a reformulated Lubrastrip that is infused with lubricating polymers and mineral oil makes their journey even smoother. Additional features that make this a viable choice of razor are the precision trimmer, long-hair trimmer comb, rinse through slots, and the incredibly affordable price. MRP: Rs. 499 Buy It Here 3. Wahl Professional 8061 © Amazon The Wahl Professional 8061 is a favourite with professional barbers, because it suits all types of skin. Its Dynaflex Cutting system is designed to cover all areas of your face smoothly, without leaving it red or raw after use. It also features hypoallergenic foils that serve to significantly reduce the chance of bacterial growth, on the blades, while the long battery life is a welcome bonus. So if you've been shying away from using an electric razor to shave your beard for fear of what it'll do to your sensitive skin, this is the perfect option for you. MRP: Rs. 14,847 Buy It Here 4. Feather Artist Club SS Straight Razor © Amazon You've probably seen these beauties at your barber's shop, and marveled at the skill and dexterity shown by those who use it to give their clients a great shave. Still, you're quite literally putting a razor sharp blade to your throat, so you probably haven't made it part of your own grooming routine! However, this Feather Artist Club SS Scotch Wood Razor is an excellent option if you want to add a straight razor to your grooming arsenal. The razor head is made of SUS317 stainless steel, which not only makes for smooth shaving but also resists heat, chemicals and other impurities. The rounded head gently pushes the skin down and disperses optimal pressure at the blade tip, reducing the risk of nicks and cuts. The blade head is a spring-mounted, one-touch mechanism, which means it can be dismantled and reassembled for cleaning purposes with consummate ease. The beautiful wood handle is made of a non-endangered wood species, which means you're not harming the environment either. MRP: Rs. 24,469 Buy It Here 5. Bic Single Blade Shavers © Amazon Some of you might be more used to seeing the name Bic on a pen or a cigarette lighter, but the company has made great strides in the world of shaving too. For almost half a century now, their disposable razors have been a favourite among those who prefer a quick and easy shave. Their design takes shaving right back to the basics - a single blade that does an admirable job for one (or even a couple at a stretch) shave and can then be thrown away, to be replaced by another one of the same. More blades doesn't necessarily mean a better shave, and these throwaway razors offer a steady, straight shave at a ridiculously low price. MRP: Rs. 927 Buy It Here 6. Vikings Blade The Chieftain Safety Razor © Amazon Just the badass name alone would be enough to make your shaving experience a great one, but as it happens, this is a quality safety razor as well! Featuring the finest materials from Sweden, their patented micro-comb system ensures a smooth shave with no cuts or skin irritation. This perfectly weighted razor is hand-crafted from a mix of brass and bronze and coated with shiny chrome, which makes it easy to use as well as durable. You can change blades with minimal effort thanks to the advanced butterfly head. With each purchase, you get a stylish case that also contains a mirror. You also get five raw, unbranded, unpolished super sharp platinum-coated Swedish steel blades, widely considered to be among the best razor blades you can get. MRP: Rs. 4,774 Buy It Here 7. Schick Hydro 5 © Amazon One of the most efficient and affordable cartridge razors you can use, the Schick Hydro 5 features five ultra glide blades, equipped with with skin guards that smooth the skin and reduce irritation when you're shaving. For tricky areas like your upper lip or chin that a lot of men are liable to miss out on thanks to the tricky terrain, the flip trimmer is the easy-to-use solution. You can engage the trimmer with just a flick of your thumb, making it much easier to groom hard-to-reach areas. The handle also flaunts high-gloss colored chrome with soft touch rubber that provides a firm grip. MRP: Rs. 3,773 Buy It Here 8. Philips Norelco Oneblade Electric Trimmer and Shaver © Amazon This isn't just your average, run-of-the-mill electric shaver - Philips has made a big splash in the world of male grooming with a products that's unlike any other. The rechargeable OneBlade is a hybrid razor, shaver and trimmer all wrapped up in one stylish package. One blade is all you need to trim, edge, or shave any length of hair, especially when the blade is capable of moving 200 times per second! With three different comb lengths that you can choose from, you can switch between designer stubble, short beards and a clean shave without hurting your skin due to the overuse of blades on it. It can even be used wet or dry, and the blade is designed to last up to four months, making it extremely durable as well. MRP: Rs. 3,850 Buy It Here 9. Dovo Straight Razor © Amazon Although the price tag might seem a little steep at first, it's an investment that's totally worth it when you consider that this is a razor that'll last you a lifetime. Featuring the precision and quality one associates with German engineering, its three inch blade is crafted from a single piece of carbon steel. Pre-honed and stropped when you get your hands on it (along with its own carry case), it will glide through your whiskers effortlessly. Once you get the hang of shaving with a straight razor, you definitely won't regret investing in this piece of art. MRP: Rs. 21,497 Buy It Here 10. Rockwell Razors R1 Safety Razor © Amazon If you're looking to explore the world of shaving with double edge razors, this is the ideal beginner instrument for you. It features top quality components and an advanced butterfly head which combine to create for an effortless and intuitive shaving experience. Its setting is such that the user is protected from nicks and cuts, while also eliminating ingrown hairs, shaving acne, and other irritation. It's made from a carefully selected, superior alloy that makes it a durable shaving tool, and this particular variant also comes with five Rockwell Razors blades that are made from premium Swedish stainless steel. MRP: Rs. 2,732 Buy It Here 11. MicroTouch Tough Blade Razor © Amazon If you're looking for a great deal on shaving accessories, this is the best razor and blade combo you'll get in terms of value for money. Why? Well, this razor comes with no less than 12 replacement blades! Each razor head contains three German engineered stainless steel blades, all with a micro-thin, non-stick coating that almost quadruples their longevity as compared to others on the market. The slip-resistant grip proves extremely useful when you're rushing through a quick shave before work, and the whole thing has a nice weight to it that makes for an effortless shave all the time. MRP: Rs. 3,668 Buy It Here 12. Braun Series 9 9240s Electric Shaver © Amazon Another shining example of German craftsmanship, the Braun Series 9 Electric Shaver provides superb skin comfort and unmatched closeness thanks to the combination of no less than four cutting elements and one skin guard. Two of those are specialised trimmers with a titanium coating, all placed on a 10 directional flexible head that adapts to your facial contours and catches even hard to reach hairs. It's completely waterproof, which means it can be used wet or dry, with shaving cream or foam, and comes complete with a 5-action alcohol-based Clean&Charge station that also lubricates, dries and charges your shaver. MRP: Rs. 17,399 Buy It Here 13. Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor © Amazon Available in four different finishes including chrome, gold, and stainless matte, the Merkur 34C razor is a heavy-duty German-made shaving tool. Its three-inch long handle has a non-slip grip, which means you can save time and use it in the shower as well! The grip also serves to make it extremely manoeuvrable, so this is an ideal choice for the first time shaver. It's incredibly easy to use thanks to its unique two-piece design that allows for easy loading of blades. The classic closed comb, straight bar-head design gives it a solid, old fashioned look that is further enhanced by the knurled, barber-pole and smooth handle options. MRP: Rs. 3,674 Buy It Here 14. Bolin Webb X1 Nero Razor © Amazon If there ever was such a thing as a luxury razor, this surely is it. The X1 razor from Bolin Webb was inspired by the curves and design of the Aston Martin cars, so you know it's a sight to behold. The razor is sheathed in a lacquered metal coat, which is available in a series of colours. The striking black finish of this particular variant gives it a sleek look too. The base of the razor is made of bacteria-resistant rubber that enhances grip and also promotes hygiene. MRP: Rs. 19,328 Buy It Here 15. Remington TF70CDN Electric Razor © Amazon If you want to keep up with your grooming regime even when you're on the go, then this is the best razor to take along on your travels, for a number of reasons. Its blades are made of surgical steel, and are housed beneath two foils to deliver a smooth shave. The integrated head guard and built-in cleaning brush help protect the components and make maintenance extremely easy. It even has a travel lock to ensure that it won't turn on and drain the batteries unbeknownst to you while it's stored away in your bags. All things considered, it's a super compact yet super effective option that would be a great addition to any shaving kit. 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  11. We're sure that so far you've got your grooming basics right and you're most probably washing your face at least once a day and using a moisturizer (if you're not, you should definitely read this). But apart from that, there is one essential grooming product that men fail to add to their grooming kit that can change their skins for good. A BB Cream. © Getty Images South Korean beauty and grooming secrets are a treasure and should be adapted because have you seen these guys age? They never do. A BB Cream, a South Korean discovery is that one product you should definitely have in your grooming kit. BB creams also known as blemish balms aim to blur out imperfections whilst also taking care of pigmentation, oil control and hydrating skin simultaneously. It also gives the benefit of sun protection, oil control and an anti-ageing in one cream. © Getty Images It's also an easy remedy to cover scars, blemishes and skin discolouration like an Instagram filter, except this work in IRL being a product squished inside a tube. © Getty Images They might look like it's a feminine product, but they also come in unisex packaging. Use a BB cream next time before a big date to hide the bugging pimples, scars and blemishes. It really makes a difference.
  12. In a bizarre incident in Mumbai, a bus driver did something no one would have ever imagined doing. The driver of a school bus allegedly hit a BMW car while driving but that's not all. When the BMW driver got out of his car to reprimand the driver for the accident, he found out the driver was using a piece of bamboo as a gear stick, instead of having a normal gear stick in place. While on his way to school, the bus was probably doing a decent speed, a little more than he should have perhaps and he rammed in to the BMW. During the confrontation, the driver revealed that the steering wheel was giving him some problems for him to manoeuvre the bus with ease. Turns out, it wasn't the steering wheel but the bamboo stick he was using as the gear. We don't even know how that is possible, to begin with! © Twitter While confronting the driver, the BMW owner called the police to have the matter checked. When the police got to where the incident took place, they asked the driver about his callous bamboo make-shift gear, to which the driver replied he was using it as the gear knob had broken a few days ago and he found the piece of bamboo to replace it. Watch the video here: The reason why the driver, Raj Kumar, was using the bamboo stick was because he couldn't find time to repair the damaged gear and replace it with a real one. He's been booked under Indian penal code, section 279 for rash driving and 336 for the act of endangering a person's life. We're just wondering if there are any acts on using wooden or bamboo make-shift, fake gear sticks at all! The school is obviously shocked to hear about the incident and they will take whatever action needs to be taken for the callous bus driver. © Twitter Road safety is a big concern in most cities, especially with buses who drive rash and pay no heed to pedestrians. The upkeep of public transport is a matter of concern and it should definitely not be neglected at any given cost as it plays havoc with people's lives. I hope this is a lesson enough to understand the severity of using vehicles which are poorly managed. We really hope we don't read about a bus driver using an accordion as a brake, next!
  13. It has become very common for all gym bros to take some kind of muscle building 'pills' or 'injections' these days to build muscle. Along with that, horror stories of people dying due to taking bodybuilding drugs, suffering from serious health risks, addiction, and depression frequent the news. They do build impressive physiques by taking these pills and injecting hard to pronounce compounds in their asses. Does this mean you cannot build muscle without taking these drugs? The answer would be NO. The problem with most natural lifters is that they try to imitate drugged or enhanced bodybuilders. It is like going to play cricket with a hockey stick. It is not a different level, it is a different game. How many sixes would you score even if you were the best batsman with the hockey stick? Here is what you can start doing if you are serious about gaining muscle naturally: 1. Increase Your Frequency And Divorce The Bro-Split One muscle group, once a week?! Yes, forget about that. When a person takes steroids, their Muscle Protein Synthesis shoots up for almost a week. Meaning, if they train chest on Monday, they will be repairing and building that tissue until Sunday. On Monday, they repeat again. You, a natural lifter, on the other hand, will have this elevated Muscle Protein Synthesis for 24 to 48 hours max. If you train your chest just once in a week, you will have a window where you are not making any gains for your chest. That is where you lose out on gains. If you want to avoid this, stop having a one muscle per day workout plan. Train all your muscle groups 2 to 3 times per week. 2. Do More Of Compound Exercises It's really cool to see bodybuilders have that pump and then do 20 sets of arms in one session. The fun fact here is that they can recover from these crazy high volumes due to the usage of anabolic steroids. There is nothing wrong with doing isolation exercises like above. Do your bicep curls too. But, not at the cost of compound exercises! To grow muscle, you need to get stronger aka need to have progressive overload. When you start going to the gym, you may be able to curl dumbbells of 7.5 kilos. Over time or say a period of 10 years, this will maximum reach 25 kilos. You did become stronger but the number is not a crazy increase. Let's compare that with a bench press. You start at 20 kilos. Over 10 years, this number can even go up to 120 kilos. That is a 100-kilo increase. You can overload muscle more and get stronger more in your compound exercises. Add to that, these exercises work more than just one muscle group per given time. This helps you save time too. 3. Eat In A Calorie Surplus To gain muscle, you need to eat in a calorie surplus. You cannot lose weight and gain muscle at the same time unless you are a beginner. A lot of bros waste their time trying to recomp or build muscle and lose fat at the same time. It is like two steps forward, one step back. Instead, just focus on one thing at a given time and prioritizing it. So yeah, if you think that you cannot build muscle naturally, that is a wrong notion. It is just that you have been doing things sub-optimally. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  14. Anyone who owns a pair of suede shoes knows the constant struggle of keeping them stain-free. Shoe care for suede is as tricky as it gets. We are constantly worried about getting our beloved shoes wet or stained because cleaning them is a hectic task. Suede cleaning products are readily available in the market but they can be quite expensive and may or may not work. What if we told you that you can make your shoes look fresh AF just by using items in your home? It's the ultimate solution to all your woes! If you do this right and follow all steps, you can ensure that your beautiful suede shoes reach their maximum lifespan potential. Regular cleaning © otterwax You will need: Soft brush or toothbrush Cleaning your shoes every time they get really dirty can prove to a tedious chore. You should clean them as often as you can. If you wear your suede shoes daily, you should clean them at least twice a week. The bristles of a soft toothbrush would be ideal. But if you find that takes too long, you may need to go and purchase a suede shoe brush which isn't that expensive. Scratches © cleaningideas You will need: Eraser After time scratches do appear on suede because of constant use or not enough care. Scratches can make the shoes look old, but don't worry, you can get rid of them fairly easily. Just get an eraser. Yes, the ones that come out of stationery boxes. Gently rub the scratches with an eraser, and watch the scratches disappear. Just like magic. Drink Stains © YouTube You will need: White vinegar, Paper towel After a night out at the bar with your friends you'll definitely spot drink stains on your beloved shoes. Wine or any other type of drink stains can look quite bad, especially if you have a lot of spill. Take the vinegar onto a paper towel and rub the stain lightly. You should start to see the stain coming off. If it's a bad stain, layer a few towels soaked in vinegar on top of it for a few hours and remove after the stain is gone. Oil stains © onecrazyhouse You will need: Cornstarch or baking soda , paper towel or cling film If your shoes are stained with some grease or oil, you can simply use some baking soda. Turns out cornstarch or baking soda can save your shoes from being ruined completely. Sprinkle the cornstarch or baking soda over the oil stains, and it will start to soak up any moisture. Use some cling film or paper towels and place it over the stain covered with the powder. Check the stain after a few hours and it should be gone! See? Adapting these easy methods using ingredients and tools already present in your household can improve your shoe's lifespan and make them look as fresh as the day you bought them!
  15. Nobody likes to be snooped upon, and with chatting becoming our primary medium of communication, it's always best to safeguard these apps. Up till now, you'd have to depend on third-party app lockers or ROM support to lock them using a PIN, Pattern or Fingerprint. But thanks to a new oncoming update, you won't need external help anymore. © Reuters WhatsApp is currently working on adding fingerprint authentication on Android, according to a report by WABetaInfo. In a separate report, WhatsApp was said to be working on a similar feature for iOS with support for two biometric authentication methods – Face ID and Touch ID. © Apple These in-app locking mechanisms aren't new and a plethora of apps have been locking themselves in a similar way. While a lot of IMs are trying to incorporate this, financial apps have long depended on these sources of authentication. The report notes that the feature currently has no timeline for when it will be released to users, but it is definitely in the works. The feature will allow users to unlock WhatsApp and all the chats inside it using the same fingerprint scanner that you will use to unlock the phone. WhatsApp hasn't officially announced the feature yet. But it has already been spotted in recent beta versions of the application. © Reuters It is worth pointing out here that WhatsApp does not have any in-app lock feature. Last year, Alan Kao, a Software Engineer at WhatsApp, had acknowledged that the company had received a lot of request for such a feature. Currently, the WhatsApp app supports two-step authentication with a code. Once users turn on this feature, the code is required to log in to the app, though not always. The code is asked once in a week to continue encryption of chats. © MensXP While you always have the option of using a third party locker, an inbuilt functionality is always prefered as you don't have to mess with pesky ads, and the number of background processes is reduced. The outlet notes that the functionality is still at the alpha stage of development, suggesting it'll be months before it actually launches. Additionally, the report also stated that the new WhatsApp beta version will also get a new and improved Audio picker where users will be able to preview the audio files before sending them. Source: WABetaInfo
  16. Everyone knows by now that the only meme account on Twitter that matters is the official account of Mumbai Police, and if you didn't know that, then I don't even know what you have been doing with your life for the past year or so. Mumbai Police knows that universal language of social media is memes and they are always on point with every new meme they share. So many Indian police departments have found the perfect way to connect to the youth of the country by disguising PSAs as hilarious memes to get everyone's attention and get the appreciation they deserve. Coming back to Mumbai Police's internet breaking meme of the week, they obviously made a PSA out of the most talked about topic of the week - 'Gully Boy'. The trailer for the highly anticipated movie dropped yesterday and some dialogues were instantly turned into memes. Mumbai Police also got to work and posted their own meme today. When he argues to ride a motorcycle without wearing helmet #SillyBoy pic.twitter.com/OPzycNdEAm — Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 10, 2019 The replies to all the tweets by Mumbai Police are always same - 'the person handling this account is killing it', 'the social media person needs a raise', lots of emojis, and just so much appreciation. ððð Whomsoever handling this page.. Your creativity deserves applause..ððð — Trupti Rao (@TruptiSunitaRao) January 10, 2019 Give that person a raise! LoL please increase the salary of this handler for his /her creativity. ðð¤£ððð. — Shiva ram (@Shiva1989India) January 10, 2019 People are promoting Nagpur Police as well. https://t.co/sIuVHnFfgQ Aren't they underrated? — Prabhat (@PrabhatMundle) January 10, 2019 A request for Pune Police. @PuneCityPolice Why don't you guys come up with such stuffs. ð ð — Harsh Triwedi (@iHappySach) January 10, 2019 A great gif. pic.twitter.com/neuvxAhw1E — mohtarma𸙠(@Shahzaadiiiii) January 10, 2019 What did I say about emojis? Love the way @MumbaiPolice is making use of movie dialogues to spread awareness#swagstyleðð — Ruchika Somanið (@r71604) January 10, 2019 The best thing ever. What is a better use of memes, Police using memes to give instructions ! #social — BHAV3SH Padave (@BhaveshPadave) January 10, 2019 Replying to a meme with a meme. Me: I can't quit smoking Wife: ð pic.twitter.com/NAj8XFYqFd — à¤à¥à¤à¤¡à¤¾ सà¥à¤µà¤¾à¤®à¥ ðµ (@GaindaSwami) January 10, 2019 The chillest police department. Imagine Cops being as chill as this person handling the twitter account𤪠Their won't be diversion when seen on the streets #JustSaying — â°ð°ã½ï¸ (@Itsme_RAGHURAM) January 10, 2019
  17. In the present day, if you are a regular gym rat you must have heard about Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) and maybe considered using them as well. It is worth mentioning that steroids were never developed for athletic or aesthetic purposes. They were made to treat the ill with muscle wasting conditions in cases of burns, cancer, AIDS or old age. Despite significant side effects, people consistently use AAS in supra-physiological doses, until 2000 the primary users were men involved in bodybuilding (amateur or pro), powerlifting and other athletic endeavours. But there is an alarming increase in young generation using steroids, as a study published by Public Health Wales reports 1 million active male steroid users in U.K i.e. 3% of its population. What is even more surprising, that lads as young as 13-21 are taking steroids. If we extrapolate that 3% to India's Urban male population that will be equal to a whacking 5.4 Million steroid users. © Unsplash Are More Men Interested In Bodybuilding & Powerlifting? With this drastic increase in steroid use, you might think that more of today's generation is interested in competitive Bodybuilding and Powerlifting. But stats reveal something unpredictable: only 27% men were involved in strength and athletic events, merely 22% were involved in competitive bodybuilding, and 56% were using because of body image issues or cosmetic purposes. Having A Greek God Physique Is A Necessity In This Generation! Rick Collins, an American lawyer who specializes in steroid use cases, quotes: “We live in a culture that is absolutely obsessed with appearance. We are judged by our looks every day. So when we look our best, we feel more self-confident. Are steroid users trying to impress themselves or trying to impress others? Both, of course.” © YouTube We dwell in a time where a great physique is a necessity to get roles in movies, be a cover model or run a fitness YouTube channel. In fact, if you do not have 16-inch arms & washboard abs, people won't believe you are serious about fitness. The whole purpose of lifting weights and eating healthy has become: aesthetics. There is a growing pressure on men to look more manly, more muscular, this is probably forcing them to take anabolics. But put aside the physiological side effects, I believe this young steroid using generation is also missing out something vital: The Process. You Are Missing Out On The Process! © Medium Apart from building muscles and strength, you build a character in the gym. The countless number of reps over the years transforms your body from a fragile person who was unable to do bodyweight squats to someone who can now lift more than two times his body weight. These things do not just develop physical but also mental strengths. This reaps perseverance inside you, you develop confidence that with commitment and consistency, you get stronger at things you were once weak. Arnold Schwarzenegger profoundly applied these lessons he learned in the gym to his business, Hollywood and political career. Building a good body with steroids without putting in the necessary hard work and consistency is perhaps developing a loser mentality in this generation. P.S: We know that Arnold used steroids, but he won multiple shows naturally during his teenage and probably exploited his natural potential. Have you even scratched the surface of your natural potential? 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.
  18. 2019 is round about the corner and so are New Year fitness resolutions. While some people would just want to lose weight, also present in large numbers are young gullible dudes trying to put on muscle in a very short span of time. This article is for those young guns that often incline towards steroid usage. 1. To Avoid The Shut Down Of Natural Testosterone Production Let`s get this straight. Whenever you put any anabolic steroid in your body (inject-able or oral), your own natural testosterone production gets shut down. Though the body is very smart, it will still be able to produce testosterone again when you go off steroids but you will never ever be able to get to your natural pre-cycle levels back. © YouTube 2. To Testicular Atrophy ( Shrunken Balls) Also known as 'testicular atrophy', this is again very common during steroid usage. A study found two third of 500 steroid users experienced this type of shrinkage while using steroids. It`s simple. When you feed your body testosterone externally (in form of various steroids), your testicles don`t feel the need to produce the same by their own. Just like they say 'if you don`t use it, you lose it'. Hence they shrink. 3. To Have A Healthy Heart It`s a proven fact that long term steroid usage weakens the heart. Usually people end up doing more and more just like any other habit forming activity. Even several years after discontinuation, increased heart size was found among steroid users as compared to drug free athletes. The left ventricle of heart which is mainly responsible for pumping blood was found to be quite weaker in anabolic steroid users. This is also the reason why many bodybuilders do more cardio to protect heart when using steroids. And if you are an average desk jobber who doesn`t have much time for cardio, you are fucked even more. 4. To Avoid Having Man Breasts Steroids also cause increase in the estrogen levels. Yes, every man has both kinds of hormones- male hormone (testosterone) and female hormone (estrogen). Due to spike in estrogen caused by certain steroids or a combination of steroids, you can develop Gynecomastia which makes your nipples to swell. Now this resemblance is not exactly like that of a woman's chest but good enough to embarrass you as a man. Many steroid users have to go under the knife to get rid of it. © Pixabay 5. To Remain Sane Since steroids throw hormones inside your body out of place, it`s common to see extreme aggression in some individuals also known as 'roid rage'. I`m not saying everyone who takes steroids experiences this but if you are generally very moody, or short tempered, anabolic steroids can amplify that. That's it folks! References- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15084541 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15817752 Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  19. "Caught in a landslide...No escape from reality," if this line rings a bell for you, then you probably belong to that part of the world that appreciates good music and is a die-hard fan of 'Queen'. For those who had to google these lyrics or check what 'Queen' is, you have a lot to catch up on. © Instagram There's legit two things that are currently taking the world by storm - Rami Malek's performance in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and fake news and Assam police integrated the two to create this brilliant PSA that is hitting people right in the feels. © 20th century fox Assam Police recently used a 'Bohemian Rhapsody' reference, where they used the movie's poster and tweaked the lyrics of the iconic Freddie Mercury song and turned it into a brilliant message to warn people against fake news. Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see, Real life is not a fantasy. Fact check before you forward, There's no escape from reality. Mama, I don't wanna lie. #DontFakeIt pic.twitter.com/nNxAQc9rDN — Assam Police (@assampolice) November 28, 2018 There couldn't have been a better surprise than this for all the 'Queen' fans and as expected, Twitter was flooded with praises for Assam Police for their epic wordplay and great taste in music. Because am easy come, easy go; little high, little low...anywhere the wind blows, nothing really matters to Assam Police — patricia mukhim (@meipat) November 29, 2018 Didn't knew until now that I and @assampolice have the same taste in music. QUEENS forever, #BohemianRaphsody — Angshuman Roy (@Mr_AngshumanRoy) November 28, 2018 Hahah!! You are the queen of my heart for the day, @assampolice ! #BohemianRaphsody https://t.co/nLtoskxwdi — Shristi Goswami (@GoswamiShristi) November 28, 2018 Fake news only adds to the ambiguity, Spare our lives from this monstrosity, Fake news & rumours - very very frightening me, Galileo Galileo, Galileo Galileo, Galileo figaro magnifico. ðð#notofakenews — Angira Bharadwaj (@BharadwajAngira) November 28, 2018 Wow ! So amazing to know that Assam Police is also fan of Queen ð. #FreddieMercury #BohemianRhapsody — Akshay Pandit (@akshaypandt) November 29, 2018
  20. Every few months, we see a brand ambassador messing up, and the most common blunder is seeing a person market a phone from Company XYZ while actually using an iPhone. Just recently, we saw Gal Gadot tweet about the Mate 10 Pro, from her iPhone. This particular failure has been periodically popping up since years, and the brands have a hard time dealing with it. Back in the days, BlackBerry had gotten Alicia Keys onboard as their brand ambassador and caught her tweeting from an iPhone, while endorsing BlackBerry. © The Mirror Samsung has had its fair share of similar disasters as well. At the Note 10.1 launch in 2012, Kate Upton showed up with her iPhone and actually posed with it for the press. Now, Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak is being sued by Samsung for violating a brand ambassadorship contract that specifies she must use the company's phones exclusively. According to The Mirror, Sobchak was spotted using an iPhone X during a television interview, and she was attempting to hide the competing brand's phone under a piece of paper. Obviously, the cameras were rolling and everyone saw the debacle unfold. She was even seen using the iPhone X at social events in Moscow. © The Mirror Samsung isn't happy and wants celebrities to take the contract and the Ambassadorship seriously. Sobchak is now being sued for 108 million Russian rubles (US$ 1.6 million) for the breach of contract. The South-Korean giant has previously paid celebrities like musician Adam Levine and tennis star David Ferrer to use Samsung smartphones, unfortunately even these two were caught red-handed with iPhones in the public. © Huawei Sobchak has been often called the "Russian Paris Hilton," and is reported to be the goddaughter to President Vladimir Putin. Her father, Anatoly Sobchak, is considered to be Putin's mentor. Her representatives are yet to give official statements and the social media is buzzing. It'll be interesting to see how things unfold in Russia, given Sobchak's close political ties. The bigger question remains, why are celebrities so addicted to their iPhones that they can't keep it aside even after being paid loads of money? Source: The Mirror
  21. A young bodybuilding enthusiast recently landed in the hospital after using a drug called AMP for his bodybuilding purposes. This case has yet again brought to light the dark side of enhanced bodybuilding. Steroids, which were once and rightfully used in the professional category, has seeped into the routine of rookie fitness enthusiasts. Kids no younger than 20-22 with no lifting-age at all, are going to the extent of 'whatever it takes' to look good. One such case is that of this young bodybuilding rookie from Delhi who landed himself in serious trouble after using an animal compound. A Lesson For EVERY Gullible Young Guy Looking For Shortcuts In Bodybuilding The story broke out when a family from south-west Delhi approached the Psychiatry department in one of Delhi's biggest hospitals. Parents were worried about their 21-year-old son who was slipping into depression. © Pixabay His sleep cycle was extremely disturbed; he was depressed and had terrible mood swings. After countless efforts, a very comprehensive diagnosis was run on the guy. What was revealed afterwards, rattled his parents to the bone. The young lad was addicted to a drug called 'AMP5'. Revelations followed and he disclosed that his gym trainer regularly injected him with the drug as a 'pre-workout' ritual. His gym trainer had told him that this compound will help him work out for hours without getting tired and help him build more muscle. Starting from 1ml/day, the dosage shot up to 5ml/day. Since he could see the 'gains' after using injections, he kept on increasing the dosage. He even went on to win a few local-run-of-the-mill-bodybuilding competitions while he was using this drug. What Happened When He Stopped The nightmare started when dropped off the drug. From someone who could workout in the gym for more than 3 hours, he could now barely keep himself awake for daily chores. In short- he was now addicted to AMP5. © Pubmed His system had become so habitual to its usage that it couldn't handle the sudden withdrawal. He tried his best but he could not give up taking AMP injections. Soon his family realized his drug user behaviour and reached out for medical help. Presently, he is being treated with anti-depressant medicines and stimulants. AMP 5 Is Not For Humans AMP is short for adenosine Monophosphate and is NOT meant for bodybuilding. It's a drug that's used on animals. It works as a vasodilator that helps in infusing more blood into skeletal muscles to provide increased strength for exercise. It reduces fatigue to almost zero and also helps with fat oxidation by working as a hunger suppressant. However, it is illegally administered to horses before a race to enhance their performance. In some cases, it used on horses to cure various ailments as well. AMP 5 was never designed for human use. But then, bodybuilding these days is all about experimenting with various drugs to gain an edge and not just hard work and discipline. Well, guess what, one day you might have to pay for these experiments like this 21-year-old kid. So beware! Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  22. Before we launch into the guide head-first, let us begin by understanding what exactly qualifies as PDA, at the very start. As most of you may already be aware, PDA stands for public display of affection. While that's something young Indians love to indulge in (both online as well as offline), the older generation loves to bawl over the same. © Twitter Regardless, we must put it out there that “public display of affection” could be anything right from holding hands, kissing, to hugging and cuddling with your partner while in the public view. If you really think about it, there's no set way of circumscribing it because it can be pretty subjective. Let's just say if it's something you wouldn't do in front of your grandparents (or even your parents in the Indian context), then that would probably count as PDA. © BCCL Yet, when we talk about PDA in the Indian scenario, there exist two definite demarcations. One is the kind you might have witnessed in a public park with couples cuddling on a bench. The other is the more acceptable one, such as a couple holding hands across the table while on a romantic dinner. These are kind of the two extremities of cringe fest that PDA is often capable of evoking in a person. Whether you like it or not, acceptance of PDA says a lot about your partner and/or your relationship, according to psychologist Dr. Cooper Lawrence. In an interview with Zoosk.com, Dr. Lawrence said that unwillingness to indulge in PDA might mean that your partner doesn't want the world to view him/her as attached. He believes that “this may be indicative of someone who isn't fully committed to you and may never be”. © Instagram Dr. Lawrence also feels that since PDA denotes a certain amount of emotional connection between a couple, at the very least, holding hands can be a good thing. Studies have shown that holding hands has positive health benefits. Even mild PDA helps in lowering the heart rate and regulating the BP! Well, if we have you convinced about the good, and the bad of PDA, we'd now like to present to you the various possibilities of how you can take cues from Ranveer and Deepika on getting your PDA act right. The following 5 instances are some of the least cringe-worthy ways of indulging in some healthy PDA without offending anyone (barring only the nosy aunties perhaps), as shown by the soon-to-be-married couple: 1. The VERY Public Declaration Of Affection View this post on Instagram Throwback To IIFA 2015ð DeepVeer Are So Cuteð (@deepikapadukone, #DeepikaPadukone, @ranveersingh, #RanveerSingh, @arjunkapoor, #ArjunKapoor, #DeepVeer, #IIFA2015, #250KPlease, #GainFollowers) A post shared by A Proud Deepika Padukone Stanð (@deepikapiku) on Feb 24, 2017 at 7:57am PST This was back in the day during 2015 IIFA Awards when Ranveer got down on his knees, on the awards stage, and made a very public declaration of his love to Deepika with a heart-shaped balloon. He did something very similar again during a promotional appearance on the Colors TV show 'Swaragini'. © YouTube It might seem too cheesy, but trust us, most people would be too busy adoring the act to stop and bash you up for it. 2. Doing The 'Romeo' © YouTube Again in 2015, post attending Farah Khan's birthday bash, Deepika was seen leaving the venue with Karan Johar, while Ranveer chased after his lady-love with a yellow rose in a typical 'Romeo' gesture. If you ask us, when done in a non-creepy, playful manner this can really strike the right chords with your girl. 3. The Covert PDA Gestures Special visitor on set today. #RanveerSingh and a very happy #DeepikaPadukone. Great spirit and smile. #Cooldude pic.twitter.com/dvwmWh1NZ2 — D.j. Caruso (@Deejaycar) February 13, 2016 PDA need not always be a physical gesture. Instead, something like what Ranveer did for Valentine's Day in 2016 could be an inspiration for you. In 2016, while Deepika was away from home in the US shooting for 'XXX: Return Of Xander Cage', Ranveer decided to surprise her on the set of the movie. Women dig such thoughtful gestures. Little things matter, and this could be one way of showing her, and the world how much you love her. 4. A Hug Says It All © YouTube At the success party of 'Tamasha', Deepika pleasantly reciprocated her feelings for Ranveer very publicly. While Ranveer was responding to media queries, Deepika surprised him by hugging him from behind. Ranveer's reaction was a mix of shock and amusement. This looked so natural and subtle, we're sure anybody who saw them would have found them adorable. 5. The Out-And-Out PDA © Twitter During their appearance on the Colors TV show 'Comedy Nights Bachao', Ranveer went all out hugging and pecking Deepika on the show. While some might say it was too much of PDA on national television, their fans were surely not complaining. So, maybe keep the PDA subtle at most times, and go all out only once in a while to really amp things up a bit every now and then?
  23. Though Creatine Monohydrate is one of the most researched supplements out there, myths around it refuse to die. One of it is: should you consume creatine while cutting or losing weight? The bro science behind this is maddening; so here I bring to you the most logical and science backed answer to this. Let's take some kill shots at these myths. What Does Creatine Monohydrate Do? © YouTube First, let's understand what creatine monohydrate exactly does. Creatine Monohydrate works as an ATP amplifier in our body. ATP which stands for Adinosine tri phosphate is the most basic unit of energy that is used by the cells to function. When you supplement with creatine, it increases the phosphocreatine stores in the muscles that produce more ATP energy, to fuel the muscles during high intensity exercises. Creatine can also help you in increasing the IGF-1 which in turn may help you in increasing muscle mass. Thus Creatine supplementation is generally done to increase strength and muscle mass in 'trained' athletes. Creatine While Gaining Weight (Muscle Mass) When you are aiming to gain put on muscle mass, strengthening your muscles is of prime importance. Studies have shown that people who consume creatine are able to increase their weight lifting capacity more than the placebo (when not using creatine). When you are able to lift heavier weights, your muscles get strong and you achieve hypertrophy aka muscle growth. Thus, it makes sense to use creatine when you are gunning to gain size. Creatine While Cutting (Losing Fat Without Losing Muscle Mass) © YouTube Something that's VERY often recommended by uneducated trainers is that 'if you are cutting, it's time to leave creatine all together'. The truth is that, it makes much more sense to take creatine when you are cutting. The reason for this is that when you are on a cut, you decrease your overall caloric intake, which leads to less intensity in your workouts. People often report a loss of strength on a cut diet due to lesser carb consumption. Creatine is what's going to minimize this effect by retaining more water in the muscle cells. You will look fuller and strength dips wouldn't be that hard hitting. People who reduce their carb intake and also stop taking creatine at the same time are actually the ones who complain the most about losing strength on a cut. So yes, if you are cutting and want to lose more fat than the hard earned muscle mass, creatine will do the job. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube. Research Studies That Have Been Referred To: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11194113 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5679696/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4915971/
  24. In the world of espionage, anything and everything goes and it seems like the Chinese may be using spy chips in hardware for surveillance. Since everything is manufactured in China, including the laptop I'm typing this story on, it is not far-fetched that the Chinese Government may be secretly installed spy chips in servers of leading companies. © Bloomberg A report by Bloomberg suggests that data centre equipment run by Amazon Web Services and Apple may have been affected by this very practice. The report claims that a tiny microchip was inserted during the manufacturing process. These claims have been strongly refuted by both Apple and Amazon. According to Bloomberg, these chips have been under investigation since 2015 where it was found these chips steal intellectual property and trade secrets. This practice may have been introduced by a Chinese server company called Super Micro. It is a company in China that assembles marines used in the centres at Apple and Amazon. © Reuters All companies in question have disputed this report while Super Micro has denied the introduction of these chips during manufacturing. According to government and corporate sources, Chinese spies have breached at least 30 American companies by compromising the supply chain. Super Micro, is one of the world's biggest supplier of server motherboards, capacitors and fibreglass-mounted chips. The Chinese Government did not deny this report specifically but said in a statement “China is a resolute defender of cybersecurity. It advocates for the international community to work together on tackling cyber security threats through dialogue on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.” A blog post by Amazon noted that "there are so many inaccuracies in this article as it relates to Amazon that they're hard to count." Apple told CNBC "We are deeply disappointed that in their dealings with us, Bloomberg's reporters have not been open to the possibility that they or their sources might be wrong or misinformed. Our best guess is that they are confusing their story with a previously reported 2016 incident in which we discovered an infected driver on a single Super Micro server in one of our labs. That one-time event was determined to be accidental and not a targeted attack against Apple.” China and its companies have been suspected earlier for spying on American companies to steal intellectual properties. Companies like Huawei, ZTE have also scrutinised in the past for various reasons. We aren't entirely sure whether the report by Bloomberg is accurate or not.
  25. One of the biggest stars in B-town, Shahid Kapoor has not only established himself as being an A-grade actor (with 'Udta Punjab' and 'Haider' reflecting his acting prowess and diversity), but he's also become somewhat of a fashion star - what with his recent appearance at the Lakme Fashion Week being yet another example of his exemplary fashion game. But it's not just his clothes that have been grabbing everyone's attention lately, it's also his beard. Shahid's facial scruff has become all the rage these days, and all it takes is just one look at his beard and mooch game to realize just why that is the case. © Official Instagram/ Shahid Kapoor As such, it goes without saying that most of you out there would want to get a beard just like Rawal Ratan Singh's. And as we at MensXP perfectly understand that, here are five grooming essentials for Indian Men that can help you achieve that. © Official Instagram/Shahid Kapoor 1) UrbanGabru Beard Oil, 30 ml © Amazon UrbanGabru, as a brand, is known for curating A-grade grooming essentials for men. These include, among other things, some of the best beard oils for men out there. So if you want to get a kickass beard that could rival Shahid's, investing in this beard oil should be your first step. Product description: Infused with natural sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil and argan oil, this 30 ml variant from UrbanGabru will help you combat itchiness, fill-in thin spots and nourish and strengthen your hair follicles as well. MRP: Rs 289 Buy it here 2) Beardhood Moustache And Beard Wax © Amazon Just getting a premium beard oil won't be enough if you want to upgrade your beard game. You'll have to invest in a beard and moustache wax as well. This becomes especially true when it comes to taking care of your mooch as many men tend to either deprioritize - or flat out ignore - the well being of their moustache. So getting this hundred percent natural product from Beardhood - a brand that curates some of the best moustache waxes out there - is highly recommended. Product description: Infused with natural ingredients such as essential oils, pine sap and Vitamin E, not only is this beard and moustache wax suitable for all skin and beard types, but it'll also give off a musky scent that will help you smell good. MRP: Rs 359 Buy it here 3) Ustraa Beard Softener for Beard Care, 100 g © Amazon You've got the beard oil and the moustache wax, so what you need now is a beard softener. Apart from helping you properly grow out your beard, a beard softener can also help you treat sunburns, minor skin wounds and itchiness, making it an essential grooming product that should be a part of every man's grooming kit. Product description: Rich in natural ingredients such as argan oil (that helps repair dry and damaged hair), shea butter (a natural hair softener) and castor oil (helps in combating hair loss), at a mere Rs 383 this beard softener from Ustraa is worth every single penny. MRP: Rs 383 Buy it here 4) Himalaya Men Face and Beard Wash, 80 ml © Amazon If you have plans of getting a luscious beard that'll help you score more right swipes on Tinder than ever before, you can't just rely on beard care products. You have to pay attention to your skin as well. As such, getting your hands on this face and beard wash from Himalaya Men - one of the best face washes for men with beards - makes for a step in the right direction. Product description: Specifically designed for men with beards, this face and beard wash is infused with coconut water and aloe vera that provide deep cleansing and clearing of the skin without damaging your beard. MRP: Rs 146 Buy it here 5) Philips Beard Trimmer QT4011/15 © Amazon If you take a good look at Shahid's beard, the first thing you'd notice is just how well-trimmed it is. You can see the fine outline of his beard that makes him so damn desirable to the ladies. So after you've gotten all of the skin care and beard care products mentioned on this list, you need to make sure that you get your hands on this power-packed trimmer from Philips. Product description: Equipped with up to 27 different lock-in settings, DuraPower technology, up to 90 minutes of wireless usage on a single charge and self-sharpening titanium blades, this QT4011/15 variant from Philips is an absolute steal at its price, truly making it of the best beard trimmers for men out there. MRP: Rs 2,050 Buy it here
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