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  1. With the wedding season comes some of the greatest responsibilities, like keeping your stomach empty enough to stuff that extra golgappa or gulab jamun, or singing the lyrics of 'Ishq Tera Tadpave' while dancing just so you can shout Oh Ho Ho Ho when the DJ stops, or picking a perfect wedding gift that won't be forwarded like the box of Soan Papdi we get on Diwali. While we can't help you with the first two, we just found the perfect wedding gift that you can give someone and be remembered as a legend for generations to come. And the credit goes to the friends of this Tamil Nadu couple who turned people's misery into a great opportunity. Onions have become so expensive that people are crying just looking at them, forget chopping them. So what better gift can there be than onions to show someone how much you love them. Reuters And that's exactly what the friends of a couple, getting married at Manjakuppam in Cuddalore, did. They gifted the bride and groom a bouquet made from 2.5 kg of onions. According to reports, one of the friends said, "onion is sold at Rs. 195 a kg eating into the budget of the commoners. So we bought 2.5 kg at Rs.500 from a store in Cuddalore and presented it to the couple". That's expensive. Amid rising prices, Tamil Nadu couple gets bouquet of #Onion at #wedding.@ikpsgill1 @delhichatter@hvgoenka @Jainpankajkasan#OnionPrices pic.twitter.com/19Ilzk27He — The Sunil Kapoor™ (@sunilkapoor8) December 9, 2019 As expected, this unique bouquet caught the attention of people at the wedding and on social media, who couldn't stop laughing as the couple and their friends posed with the onions. Woah! These friends must be super rich or really love the couple to go this far. View the full article
  2. Kartik Aaryan's fashion game has always been on point, and he has always known how to maintain a wardrobe that's sophisticated while being essentially eclectic. From expensive jackets that made headlines to quirky numbers, the lad never hesitates when it comes to experimenting with outfits. His latest involves wearing a torn hoodie that also has a massive hole in it (that we can see). Kartik stepped out wearing a pink distressed hoodie with thumb-holes, one that looks comfy af. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Kartik paired it with a floral bomber jacket of the same shade, that put the whole look together. The bold statement put out by the graphic roses is in perfect contrast to the minimalism portrayed by the super functional and hassle-free blue jeans. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Even though Kartik's distressed hoodie most certainly is a fashion statement and not a fashion gaffe, we certainly can take a page out of this book and start wearing (or recycling, whatever floats your boat) our old clothes. A cut or a tear can easily be salvaged, and that piece of clothing can be worn as a statement piece. After all, you know what they say: sustainability begins at home! View the full article
  3. It's often said that the special bond between a son and a father grows stronger with time. Proving just that, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to share a letter written by his son Abhishek when he was still a child. It's, indeed, a sweet expression of love from a son to a father. © Instagram/Abhishek Bachchan Big B wrote, “Abhishek in his glory.. a letter to me when I was away on a long outdoor schedule.." Going by the letter written by Abhishek, we can surely guess that he must have been really young when he wrote this one. It reads as, “Darling Papa, How are you? We are all well. I miss you very much. Papa you will be home soon. I am praying for your smile Papa. God is hearing our prayers. Do not worry I will look after mama, Shweta didi and the house. I am naughty sometimes. I love you Papa. Your darling son, Abhishek (sic)." Check out the letter here: T 3549 - Abhishek in his glory .. a letter to me when I was away on a long outdoor schedule .. पà¥à¤¤ सपà¥à¤¤ तॠà¤à¥à¤¯à¥à¤ धन सà¤à¤à¤¯ ; पà¥à¤¤ à¤à¤ªà¥à¤¤ तॠà¤à¥à¤¯à¥à¤ धन सà¤à¤à¤¯ pic.twitter.com/Tatw1VU1oj — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 14, 2019 Interestingly, Junior Bachchan also re-shared the letter and we are sure, he was quite embarrassed by his own handwriting back then. He wrote, “@SrBachchan evidently before I took a creative letter writing course (sic)." Here's the tweet: . @SrBachchan evidently before I took a creative letter writing course. ð¤¦ð½‍âï¸ https://t.co/VWWMISYgat — Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 15, 2019 Just after Big B shared the letter, messages from fans and admirers started pouring, calling it an adorable expression of love from a son to a father. Check out the reactions: Awwww my heart! How adorable is this!!! ð¥ºð¥ºð¥º — Ileana D'Cruz (@Ileana_Official) November 15, 2019 A very affectionate letter from a Child to his father.. ð pic.twitter.com/TGqKLf13zU — Sunetra GangulyEF (@GangulySunetra) November 14, 2019 @SrBachchan. Sir... It's really heartwarming... Love n care is priceless.. N when it's there in a family nothing can be compared to that.. Loved the letter from @juniorbachchan .. A child's heartfelt feelings for his father.. â¤â¤â¤â¤ — shrabani panda (@panda_shrabani) November 15, 2019 Sweet old memories ððððððâ£ï¸â£ï¸â£ï¸â£ï¸â£ï¸ @SrBachchan ððð — Shumaira â¤ï¸ (@shumaira143) November 14, 2019 This is indeed adorable! What are your sweetest memories with your father? Do let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  4. One of the most common blowouts in modern-day relationships is “sexual boredom”. Two people who could once not keep their hands off of each other, would now much rather head for the television remote. But why is it so? *** is supposed to explosive, passionate, and the perfect antidote to bring a couple closer. However, does committed *** have a shelf life? Well, there's no denying that things eventually go from sizzling to scripted and boring. In fact, we have proof! Durex India conducted a study and found 74% of Indians want to try something new in bed. One's got to be innovative to nip the issue of deadbeat *** in the bud. I mean, #WhySoBoring guys? Durex recently uploaded a post which took the internet by storn. Take a look at it! View this post on Instagram India, we have seen the stats but it's time you give us the facts! So tell us, #WhySoBoring? A post shared by Durex India (@durex.india) on Nov 6, 2019 at 8:30pm PST In fact, Bollywood celebrities have been participating in the ongoing discourse as well. View this post on Instagram So this is a pretty staggering statistic presented by @durex.india I've told you why I think it is the way it is, but what do you say? Comment below with the hashtag #WhySoBoring A post shared by Eisha Chopra (@eishachopra) on Nov 7, 2019 at 2:27am PST Okay what's going on? *** is apparently boring now. I think I fall in the 24% that feels that the art of making love isn't boring and hence you gotta help me understand these numbers stated by @DurexIndia ! Comment below with what you think makes *** boring with #WhySoBoring! pic.twitter.com/VZFjpwFKs8 — Kenny Sebastian (@knowkenny) November 7, 2019 Whats up, India? Honestly, the stats by @DurexIndia has me ð³ A country that's having so much *** and yet finding it boring? Let's get creative with this, Comment below why you think *** is boring! #WhySoBoring pic.twitter.com/lNiCGvR3S9 — Bani Jâ¡ï¸ (@bani_j) November 7, 2019 Checkout what the common janta had to say- Do u know ...? The 26% who manages to make *** interesting every single time, how do you do it? Teach us your great mantra, too! @DurexIndia #WhySoBoring — Aashu Kumar (@GulatiCk) November 7, 2019 This 74% are such a disappointment and absolutely an under-estimation! I mean who has the time to spice things every single time? You only get lucky once a while, right? @DurexIndia #WhySoBoring — RITIKA (@Rhitika_) November 7, 2019 Here are 5 possible reasons why you and your partner might be missing the spark in bed lately: 1. Following The Usual Drill Unsplash One rule of thumb, when it comes to good *** is – keep it mysterious! Try new things, prop it up, throw in a new technique, the options are limitless. Because guys, if you've been following the same, battered and tattered *** routine, it's bound to get boring. 2. Neglecting Foreplay Unsplash Good *** has little to do with the actual act of ***, as a majority of it depends on chemistry, foreplay, and emotions. I mean, without a little talking and foreplay, *** is just “wham, bam, thank you ma'am”, and no couple really wants that. 3. Too Comfortable To Make An Effort Unsplash Ever been so comfortable with someone that you stop making efforts? Well, that's a big no-no in bed. Be it what you're wearing, kinky techniques, the sheets to the aroma candles, keep it all evolving and mysterious! 4. Silent *** – A Bummer! Unsplash If your bed is lacking conversation during ***, you need to pump it up. Be it compliments, nicknames, commands or whatever floats your boat, it's bound to spice it up for you guys. 5. Not Communicating What You Want Unsplash It's very crucial to let your partner know what you like in bed, something new you wish to try, a fetish you've suppressed for a while, or anything else! If you're too afraid to communicate this face-to-face, try your hand at sexting. Do what it takes, because talking about *** is a real game-changer. So guys, why do you think *** becomes boring after a point? Leave your answer in the comments section below! View the full article
  5. One would assume that your natural growth cycle will determine how long it'll take to grow your beard. However, if you're doing a couple of things wrong then it might just take longer for you to grow a beard. In fact, there are certain habits that can potentially be harmful to your beard growth: 1. Not Brushing Your Beard As Often © Getty Images Not brushing your beard simply invites tangles that are painful to undo. Besides, regular brushing of the beard leads to a healthy flow of blood which is great for a fast-growing beard in the long run. So, if you don't have a beard comb, get one. 2. Trimming Your Beard Too Often © Getty Images We're sure that you must've heard that, apparently, trimming often plays a huge role in growing your beard. That's not the case. This is a myth and in fact, this will come in the way of growing a long beard. Instead, go for trims when your beard actually demands it for healthy growth. 3. Ignoring Basic Grooming For Your Beard © Getty Images If you take pride in the fact that you don't use anything on your beard except a face wash to wash it once in a while, you should stop right there. This won't get you anywhere. And especially if you have a dry beard or beard dandruff that will only harm your growth further. We suggest dipping your toes in multiple products available in the market today so that you can get a beard that you've always wanted. 4. Avoiding Vitamins For A Good Beard Growth A balanced diet is key but if you find that you're not getting any of the vitamins like vitamin C or Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish like salmon and sardines than you should probably make an effort in incorporating these in your diet. 5. Using Shampoo On The Beard © Getty Images Again, you need a beard wash for your beard and not a face wash or a shampoo. The solution designed for a hair shampoo does not work well for the beard, so quit this bad habit if you want to grow your beard fast. 6. Not Washing Your Beard At All © Getty Images Not washing your beard will make it itchy and will make you want to scratch that itch away, which isn't really great for the beard in the long run. So, you need to have a definite beard washing routine in place and you need to stick to that in order to grow a beard. View the full article
  6. Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said the people of Pakistan don?t accept any ?selected? or ?puppet? prime...
  7. It's been a hot minute since the entire internet was talking about Game of Thrones, but well, the show has come back with a bang. For months, the only thing people could talk about was how the eighth season ruined the entire show but there's a chance for GOT to redeem itself. Kinda. So, it has been announced that a prequel called House of the Dragon is coming to HBO soon and I won't even be exaggerating when I say that fans have gone crazy with the excitement of it. #HouseOfTheDragon, a #GameofThrones prequel is coming to @HBO. The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal will be writing the series. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm — Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019 Even though not a lot of information has been revealed about the project, it's enough for now. Here's what we do know - as the name suggests, it will revolve around the House Targaryen. The 10-episode series will be set about 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It will be based on George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones spinoff book Fire & Blood. While the book focuses on generations of the Targaryen dynasty, we don't know if the series will cover everything or focus on a few particular rulers. Reportedly, it will show Aegon I arriving in Westeros and unifying six of its seven kingdoms with his sister-wives Visenya and Rhaenys. So basically, we will probably see the origin of all the iconic things from Game of Thrones. Finally, there's good news and there's bad news. Bad news is that we don't have a premiere date, not even a hint of when House of the Dragon will finally come out, but on the other hand, it seems like David Benioff and D. B. Weiss - the show creators who were responsible for making GOT go from the most loved show to having the most hated ending - seem to be not involved at all. Unrelated, but there's also a little story of karma that happened recently. Remember how D&D rushed the last season of GOT so they could start working on Star Wars? They are no longer working on Star Wars as well. On to the excited fans, people are so here for the rise of the Targnation. pic.twitter.com/QrwdVljdrV — ¡Oh my Emilia Clarke! (@Oh_my_clarke) October 30, 2019 That video tho. TARGNATION RISE pic.twitter.com/WsSkFZFovk — valerie (@tamarankory) October 30, 2019 Yep. Everytime I think about all the ways they butchered the last seasons of Game of Thrones: pic.twitter.com/dwliOTSLvP — Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) October 30, 2019 Yaas. We're getting a #GameofThrones Targaryen prequel series YOU GUYS #HouseoftheDragonpic.twitter.com/OqtXcU8kAb — Abby Luschei (@abbyluschei) October 30, 2019 Good time to be a Targaryen stan. #GameofThrones #HouseOfTheDragon #TARGARYEN Me, including every Targaryen Stan at this moment: pic.twitter.com/zgEtMhWN07 — — G. (@queen1dany) October 30, 2019 Can't wait for the glorious dragons. Can't wait to see this on-screen. Balerion the Black Dread. #HouseOfTheDragon #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/KFcUk9CNFS — Cam ã«ã 'Force' (@CamDub1) October 30, 2019 Always. So David Benioff and D.B. Weiss rushed #GameOfThrones finale and ruined it for Star Wars project which they now have exited. Somebody tell them THE NORTH REMEMBERS. pic.twitter.com/crU8MfogQ2 — Jasmin Chaudhari (@Messiology10) October 29, 2019 Queue that gif. Holy shit here we go again... #GameOfThrones — Eren KALKAN (@rnklkan) October 30, 2019 It probably will. I enjoyed the fire and blood book. Probably the best book he's written since storm of swords. Hopefully the series starts with Aegon conquest #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/Oz6j2u99rv — सà¥à¤°à¤­ ð²ð±ï¸ð°ï¸ (@iamSBA1) October 30, 2019 View the full article
  8. Apple announced the latest addition to its existing Airpods family and boy, they look gorgeous. The latest Airpods will cost you around Rs 25,000 in India and also come with the much-awaited noise cancellation feature as well. While they might be steeply priced for some, a lot of fans are already excited to buy it. Introducing #Apple #AirPods Pro Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, Adaptive EQ, Custom Fit Ear Tips, Force Sensor, H1 Chip, "Hey Siri", IPX4 Water Resistance, Wireless Charging - and they sound great!https://t.co/o1BLZB8sj3 — Philip Schiller (@pschiller) October 28, 2019 People on the internet have now put on their thinking caps and the memes are going to flow in 3,2,1… I present to you the new AirPods Pro. #apple #airpods ð pic.twitter.com/3YjKDCBQUj — REDMAMBA (@alani07) October 28, 2019 In case you're wondering what would a 'noise cancellation' feature feel like, here's a demo: Apple's new ad for AirPods Pro demonstrating what noise cancelling software can do. pic.twitter.com/jby7fvbEak — Austin (@mentaltweetness) October 28, 2019 Same bro, same! No big deal. Main bhi usually 250 ke hi headphones leta hun. pic.twitter.com/2k6hbAdZxq — Sagar (@sagarcasm) October 28, 2019 #AirPodsPro #AirPods Me looking at all these memes about the new AirPods with the earphones I stole from the plane pic.twitter.com/mT6gtNHj86 — stream euphoria (@_ninckiminjaj) October 28, 2019 Some feel they look like blow dryers, some feel they just make them feel poorer and for the rest of us, we're only reading memes laughing about them and listening to some music on our 'sasta' pair of headphones. View the full article
  9. Housefull 4, starring Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Bobby Deol, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde and Riteish Deshmukh, has hit the screens and Twitter is flooded with reactions from the audiences. Well, if you go by critics' opinion, the movie is bland and not at all up to the mark. In fact, the audience also agrees with the critics as most of them have found the movie baseless and believe it lacked a script. They are bashing the movie left, right and center. #Housefull4Review DISASTER — NO1 CRITIC (@SULTAN_KI_SENA) October 25, 2019 Don't watch this crap, save your money and enjoy your Diwali with family :) Don't let this crap movie ruin your festival #Housefull4 #Housefull4Review pic.twitter.com/SS7JUsd9vA — Asad (@asadzafran) October 25, 2019 We'll have to give it to this viewer for enduring the film till 20 minutes after interval. #Housefull4Review brain damaging, I had to leave the theater 20 minutes after interval because I have to live, I was unable to see my future #Housefull4 — VD Red (@VD_Utd) October 25, 2019 Others, who endured it for longer had even worse (or better) reactions. #Housefull4Review itni kharab film hai dimaag ka bhosda kr diya — à¤à¤¤à¤°à¤à¤à¥ मिà¤à¤¼à¤¾à¤ (@ChohanSRKian) October 25, 2019 After watching #Housefull4 my Honest #Housefull4Review is :( 1st Half - Torture, Headache Akki fan - Bhai 2nd Half ka bata 2nd Half - Utna bataya kafi nhi hai? Ab kya Theatre mein marega? ð — Adii (@Aditya__17) October 25, 2019 Meanwhile, we wonder if these memes are more hilarious than the movie itself. When someone ask akkians how is #Housefull4 movie.ðð#Housefull4Review pic.twitter.com/2HXow6hK5r — Md.Siraj (@beingMsd_07) October 25, 2019 #Housefull4Review pic.twitter.com/KOAGvPW6LU — Ravan (@Ravana_ADHolic) October 25, 2019 Audience watching #Housefull4 20 minutes after the show startsðð#Housefull4Review pic.twitter.com/eD0ZnMZsIZ — áá·á·á ð¥ (@SRKMATTER_ONLY) October 25, 2019 Audience while watching Torture #Housefull4 ðð¤£ð¤£#Housefull4Review pic.twitter.com/eEtDyHa0w1 — ð ð ð á´¬áµá´¸á´±á´± ᴬᴺᴺᴬ ²'¹¹'¹â¹ (@Insane_Suraj) October 25, 2019 During Interval of #Housefull4 #Housefull4Review pic.twitter.com/j3sZ7AGEI6 — SJ (@Gloriious_SRK) October 25, 2019 Housefull 4 is a comedy that takes one through two parallel universes - one set in 1419 and one in 2019. Director Farhad Samji earlier told IANS, "It is a period comedy... something that we are doing for the first time. The look, clothes, and scale of the film are done on a different level. That's the challenge." Even after watching the trailer, people were like 'who the hell keeps asking for Housefull movies' and guess what? After seeing the reactions, we are wondering what's a bigger challenge - making the movie or watching it. If you want to be warned, you can check out the trailer below: Are you still planning to watch the movie this weekend? Do let us know in the comments section below.
  10. Do you have a “kind and friendly” face? If yes, you have a chance of getting instantly famous and earning around Rs 92 lakh. Wait, don't get all excited yet! It can happen only if you are cool about being the face of a new “humanoid robot”. Imagine your friend calling and telling you that she saw you in London while you were sitting here in New Delhi, drinking bad filter coffee in the office. Well, according to news reports, a British engineering and manufacturing firm known as Geomiq will make you richer only if you are interested in becoming the face of thousands of mass-produced "state-of-the-art humanoid” that is currently working along with an unnamed company. © Reuters In a blog post about the project, Geomiq say, "This will entail the selected person's face being reproduced on potentially thousands of versions of the robots worldwide." The manufacturers have been working on the design from the past five years and the robots will be a companion for senior citizens. Isn't that brilliant? The news reports suggest that the unnamed company, behind the manufacturing of robots, has been privately funded by many independent VCs and a leading fund based out of Shanghai. © Reuters According to the blog post shared by Geomiq, the robot will act as a virtual friend for elderly people. Their manufacturing, suggested the blog, will begin from next year. Besides, they are currently making therapy robots for senior citizens and army veterans to make them feel less lonely. While you're getting all excited about the offer, what if there is a breach of confidentiality and the data is taken by *** robot makers? We see uncountable data thefts daily, and this isn't something that sounds impossible.
  11. When Vicky Kaushal's hit movie URI was released, his now-iconic dialogue "how's the josh" became a viral trend as everyone started making videos saying the powerful line. © RSVP Movies In a new development, it looks like the dialogue has not been restricted to being said by fans, but is also the name of a dish. Recently, the actor shared an image of a restaurant menu on his Instagram story, highlighting a dish named "How's The Josh". It comprises of Rogan Josh, a Kashmiri mutton preparation, accompanied by Jeera Naan. Here's the proof: © Instagram/Vicky Kaushal We wonder if the dish is equally high in taste as the movie was. Talking about URI, the film is based on the Indian Army's surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan in 2016, as a retaliation for the Uri attack that claimed the lives of 17 Indian Army personnel. Taking about the catchy line, director Aditya Dhar had once said, “I had some friends from Defence background, so with them, I used to go to a lot of Army clubs. There was one in Delhi where we used to go for Christmas or New Year parties. There used to be a retired Brigadier who would line up all the kids in front of him and have chocolate in his hand. He would say 'How's the josh'' and we were to respond with 'high sir!' The kid who was the loudest got the chocolate. Being a foodie, I used to be the loudest and always got the chocolate.”
  12. As the next year draws closer, several of us are looking forward to that little extra edge on our payroll. Although you're unlikely to impress your company as much as Satya Nadella has in his five years at Microsoft. After the company smashed through a $1 trillion capital value and stole the tech crown back from Apple, he's been awarded for his efforts with a 66% hike and a Rs 7 Cr bonus - amounting to a grand total of just over Rs 305 Crore for 2019. © Reuters That's a lot of crores. The annual report states, "In reviewing Mr. Nadella's annual equity compensation, the independent members of our Board recognized the benefit of Mr. Nadella's proficiency as CEO, as demonstrated by Microsoft's achievements during his tenure." Nadella has been the catalyst of many powerful changes in Microsoft's business and development ecosystem. One of his biggest moves was focusing on cloud computing through Microsoft's Azure platform and the success of Windows 10. When Nadella joined the company in 2014, its valuation was somewhere around $302 billion - a number that skyrocketed to $1.075 trillion in just five years. © Reuters It's an even more impressive feat considering the state of Microsoft back in 2014. After several botched investments, an unsuccessful mobile platform and the bug-filled disaster that was the Windows 8, Nadella didn't exactly inherit a 100% healthy business when he took the wheel from ex-CEO Steve Ballmer. Through cross-platform innovations, great support and a truly next-generation emphasis on computing, it seems like Nadella's story with Microsoft is just beginning, and promises to give Apple a run for its money.
  13. 30-year-old Tejinder Singh is a man of ample motivation. There is a sense of confidence in his voice and faith upon himself that he can change the world for the better without a lot of external help. A pharmacist by education and an assistant professor in the Adesh University in Bathinda, Singh took up marathon running after getting inspired by the Bollywood portrayal of Milkha Singh's life in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and started participating in races since October 2015. Having taken part in marathons all over the country, Tejinder considers completing the 200km run between Amritsar and Chandigarh as his greatest achievement till date. What is rather unique about this athlete is that every marathon that has he run in, he has done so while carrying the Indian flag in his hand. Tired on the toxic drug situation of Punjab, Tejinder decided to bring half-marathon to his hometown of Bathinda. He encouraged the youth from not only his town but the entire state to come and become a part of this cause. Now, four years later, around 1,500 people register for run annually. "Our theme is 'run to fight against cancer and drug abuse' and we like to keep it completely away from politics and politicians,” Tejinder tells MensXP. “The only thing we seek help from the government is with the permission to run on the roads, and traffic control from the commissioner,” he adds. “You know when politicians are involved, the marathon becomes more of a political campaign. MPs and MLAs come to the flagoff and then you have to take care of them, they climb on the stage and start giving long speeches and ask for votes from the people present there,” he further adds. A strong believer in maintaining the pristine essence behind Bathinda's half marathon, Singh hopes to keep the purity of the cause intact. Tejinder Singh will be in New Delhi as one of the participants of the 2019 edition of the Airtel Half Marathon and you can watch him run with the Indian tricolour in his hands.
  14. The past two days have been tormenting for the cricketing fans of Pakistan. First, the Men in Green faced a rather disappointing loss at the hands of Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team at Old Trafford, Manchester and were blasted online by their own supporters. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side were criticised on a lot of levels from the lack of strategic management to poor captaincy by Ahmed to even eating junk food a few hours before the match began. Former legendary cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar went on an 11 minute+ rant of himself, criticising everything bad about Pakistan's performance during the game and did not spare even the finest, more experienced athletes on the roster including Shoaib Malik. On the other hand, their South Asian rivals in Team Bangladesh came out strong against the West Indies successfully chasing a huge total of 321 in less than 42 overs thanks to monstrous innings played by Shakib Al Hasan (124*) and Liton Das (94*), further increasing the points difference against Pakistan. The Tigers have been performing deceptively well during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. While not a lot of people expected them to be a front runner for the World Cup trophy this year, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side is currently fifth on the points table, just one point away from making it to the top four with four matches still to be played two of which are against Afghanistan and Pakistan themselves. Keeping in mind the way in which Team Bangladesh have emerged as the ultimate underdogs of the tournament, Pakistani fans are thinking of switching sides to Bangladesh, recalling the history the two countries have shared and calling them 'East Pakistan': Supporting east pakistan from now on.... ðððð#BANvsWI pic.twitter.com/NhBNdz06Ua — pukhtoon (@beingpukhtun) June 17, 2019 That's how you play for your nation and chase 321 target like a champion . Well played East Pakistan( Bangladesh)â¤ï¸#CWC19 #BANvWI pic.twitter.com/t5VUoSM5V3 — Usama Saleem (@OsamaSa29419818) June 17, 2019 No one, Our own #EastPakistan♥ :-D https://t.co/knRTLavOuh — Asghar ALi Waris (@AasyLakho) June 17, 2019 #WorldCup2019#Bangladesh #5 Pakistan #9 Lankans #6 India & New Zealand at 3 and 2 coz of rain, they shared a point each East Pakistan trended in Pakistan today, but not only have @BCBTigers left history behind, they have written new history by defeating #WIndies#WIvBAN pic.twitter.com/XtNVnwSRts — @akashtv1soni (@Akashtv1Soni) June 18, 2019 Congrats Team Bangladesh, I wish to see you in Pakistani shirts soon. East Pakistan :)#BANvsWI — Shaheer Sialvi (PAK) (@ShaheerSialvi) June 17, 2019 East pakistan tm hi world cup utha lo .... they ll beat india #WIvBAN — Lone wolf (@kurrdd) June 17, 2019 The thing is that the Bangladeshis have absolutely no intention of sharing the glory with the Pakistanis what so ever: Keep wishing and dreaming. We don't even give a damn & Bangladesh is not east Pakistan. Mind it ðð https://t.co/V9gS5lZMYJ — RIR ð§ð© (@RirRohan) June 18, 2019 It's our Bangladesh not your East Pakistanð #frustrated_people𸠗 Tanjina Afrin Tinni (@TanjinaAfrin16) June 17, 2019 Pakistanis can call us East Pakistan, it's just a constant reminder to them we beat them at war when they had a better military and more troops ð¤·ð½‍âï¸ð¤·ð½‍âï¸ð¤·ð½‍âï¸ — M.N.M ð§ð© (@dr_doffy) June 10, 2019
  15. Let's face it, it's hard to keep yourself from asking for that slice of pizza, or ordering more 'bhature'. Well, that's exactly why a company decided to make an electric bracelet that delivers a 350-volt shock every time you decide to splurge on junk food that you'd be better off without eating. Called 'Pavlok bracelet', this piece of wearable tech is a behavior training device that utilizes aversive conditioning. Aversive conditioning, in case you don't know, is essentially behavior training that uses negative stimuli and association to reaffirm a specific action as undesirable. So yes, it'll know when you're doing something that you're not supposed to be doing. That being said, this bracelet can be used to keep you away from not just junk food, but any bad habits that you've been wanting to get rid of. Having trouble saving money? Smoking too many cigarettes? You name it and they know. The bracelet is capable of delivering 150 shocks on a single charge, which isn't too bad for something that's capable of tracking and stopping you from doing what you're not supposed to do. It connects and pair to an app on your phone, which even your friends an family can download to keep a track of you. © Pavlok This bracelet is currently being sold online on Amazon in the US for $199. It sounds a little expensive, but we think it's reasonable considering the fact that it's designed to help you curb your bad habits and replace them with good ones that help you live a better life. We really hope they start selling this bracelet outside the US because we all have cravings that are waiting to be kicked!
  16. A word like 'ripped' has probably never ever been used to describe Arjun Kapoor (no offence), but there's always a first for everything and now, it's his time to shine. Just an hour ago, Arjun Kapoor shared a couple of pictures of himself, as proof that he's been hitting the gym. I guess that's what happens when you're dating someone as fit as Malaika. View this post on Instagram Warrior mode on !!! #panipat A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on Jun 12, 2019 at 3:46am PDT He looks ripped as hell and yeah, that's all good for him but we just want to know how and when? I mean, he has never looked like this before so it should be a new thing, but literally every picture he has posted recently, he looks nowhere as fit like this one. View this post on Instagram Smile... because it's easier not to... Smile... because they expect u not to... Smile... because there are more reasons to than not to... Just Smile. #wednesdaywisdom A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 29, 2019 at 2:21am PDT Can you just turn into that overnight? Please share your secrets Arjun, I'm already sick of going to the gym and it's only been four days. How can you go from this in May- View this post on Instagram Favourite pose... playing dress up for my #saturdaynight !!! #BelvedereStudioB @belvedere_india A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 11, 2019 at 2:11pm PDT To this in June? Warrior mode on !!! #Panipat pic.twitter.com/LSTgIXHSxt — Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) June 12, 2019 Did you sell your soul? Well, even if he did, I guess it's worth it. Just look at all the comments. I still want to know the real reason behind this overnight transformation, tbh.
  17. Call it having an eye for spotting the most hilarious, amazing, and sometimes bizarre things happening around the world, or having a great mind to appreciate humour, Anand Mahindra has never failed to impress us with his knowledge and wit. Honestly, Mahindra's Twitter account should be officially named a 'national treasure', because you can find all kinds of valuable information and priceless memes there. While everyone is talking about 'JCB Ki Khudai' i.e. random JCB videos and memes, Anand Mahindra has moved on to a road roller and the insane benefits we never knew the machine had. © Twitter Road rollers are basically used to compact soil, gravel, concrete or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations, right? But, thanks to Anand Mahindra's tweet and the guy who plastered a certain poster that we now know that it can actually be used for body massage. Anand Mahindra wrote while sharing this picture, "Hilarious. After this massage, you'll never need another one; it'll be a permanent remedy for all ailments..." Clearly, we'll never be able complain about body pain again. Hilarious. After this massage, you'll never need another one; it'll be a permanent remedy for all ailments... (The guy who plastered that poster either had a delicious sense of humour or a seriously low IQ!) pic.twitter.com/92UIQaCmhq — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 3, 2019 People are loving this brilliant jugaad for body massage and it's just for Rs 499, so what else can we possibly ask for? I wonder how many have already tried calling that number?!! In retrospect good advertising! ð#Rollersemassage — Shomik Majumdar (@ShomTime) June 3, 2019 After #JCBkiKhudai its time for #RollerseMassage ððð — Sunny Hooda ð®ð³ (@thesunnyhooda) June 3, 2019 #rollerSeMassage ðð https://t.co/hEKprdgVjm — ã¤ã³ãäººï¼ (@indojindesu_) June 4, 2019 I swear you won't need any further massage after this coz it will be complete flat and with no scope for anything... Lol — Hemant Negi (@HemantNegi007) June 3, 2019 ðð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/2LERD3JadR — Bhrustrated (@AnupamUncl) June 4, 2019 ð ek baar karvaney se dusrebhaar karney ki jarurath nahi padegið — Ravindra (@Ravindra9101999) June 3, 2019 this is a much needed massage after #JCBkiKhudaai — Azhar (@azharkhantwitte) June 3, 2019 We completely agree with Mahindra, "The guy who plastered that poster either had a delicious sense of humour or a seriously low IQ!"
  18. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced his proposal on making bus and metro services free for women in Delhi. This plan, if implemented, will cost the government around Rs 700-800 crore in a year. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: On all DTC buses, cluster buses and metro trains women will be allowed to travel free of cost so that they have a safe travel experience and can access modes of transport which they were not able to, due to high prices. pic.twitter.com/KVqEWDIJAS — ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2019 The AAP chief further explained that this scheme is being put in place but not being imposed on anyone and that women are free to pay for the ticket if they want. The reactions to his announcement have been splashing all over the internet and, of course, the men of this city have a lot of thoughts. Arvind Kejriwal announces free travel for only WOMEN on all DTC buses, cluster buses and metro trains. Meanwhile Delhi men : pic.twitter.com/4bKqM05O0Z — Tweeterað¦ (@DoctorrSays) June 3, 2019 Have you heard this? Is imposition of #FreeRideForWomen in Delhi a gettable task? His handle says "सब à¤à¤¨à¥à¤¸à¤¾à¤¨ à¤à¤ बराबर हà¥à¥¤" But in reality this insane showcases Gender Inequality while PM Modi schemes Nari Shakti for making women equally skilled like men. Shame!#DelhiMetro pic.twitter.com/ywUHz985Vn — Santh Kumar (@santhgogikar) June 3, 2019 Delhi Men - All set for Metro ride. #DelhiMetro pic.twitter.com/l36Mqm2JxP — Kamlesh Dixit ð®ð³ (@kash2312) June 3, 2019 The most obvious question that arises from this proposal is the lack of equality, a feeling that resonates with everyone right now wondering why a gender bias has been put in place here. And Equality goes for the toss... A girl carrying an iPhone, Gucchi bag, posh clothes will travel for free and a handicap will make his efforts to buy tickets and stand in a metro while the girl is chilling and sitting on the chair #DelhiMetro — Sidharth Dash (@Sidharth_dash) June 3, 2019 According to Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal: "Safety of Women is inversely proportional to Travel Cost in #DelhiMetro and Buses" ðððð — Vivek Jaiswal (@vivekjaiswal_93) June 3, 2019 If you feel everyone are equal, so why are you divide humanity in gender. Why every decision is based on gender/caste @ArvindKejriwal #DelhiMetro pic.twitter.com/6zHV9x5zw7 — Manoj kumar (@maankumararena) June 3, 2019 Talking about the strong women of this city, they feel that they can pay for their own ticket and the government should focus on providing them a safer environment instead. #Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal thinks the INDEPENDENT WOMEN of Delhi can't pay their fare. Instead of this they should do something for the safety, of the women, which is in danger in the capital. Best example of vote bank politics.ðð #DelhiMetro — Shraddha singh (@shraddha_singh7) June 3, 2019 @AAP will crush #DelhiMetro eventually....just for votes.#Freebies hinders development. Metro needs money to function to maintain itself. I'm perfectly capable to pay for it and I'll. https://t.co/I0CnFF1Hke — Ankita Singh (@DelhiteAnkita) June 2, 2019 With all due respect, women in Delhi didn't ask for a free pass to ride when they voted for Kejriwal ji, they had voted for the safe environment promised to them. https://t.co/5AtSuFKFzt — Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) June 3, 2019 Stop being so regressive @arvindkejriwal. While Women can afford their tickets, what they require is safety. Only exemption made should be for the economically weaker sections without the gender discrimination. #DelhiMetro — Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) June 3, 2019 the AAP government feels that this move is a step and an investment towards women safety, but the majority of the population in Delhi, including the women, refuse to agree. While his intentions might be well, one cannot help but also agree with the people that the women of this city need safety first, not free metro rides.
  19. 'Dark comedy', often referred to as 'black comedy', basically is an adult's favourite escape mechanism when it comes to throwing light and laughing at matters which are considered too 'dark' to openly talk about. If you too want to feed your dark soul with some dark humour, here are 5 recommendations for your binge watch session: 1. Dead To Me If you still haven't watched this brilliantly dark comedy and need a reason to watch it, then please take our advice and do it already. A story of two opposite women, dealing with their weird complications in life, end up becoming friends with a secret that looms on their head. Very real and raw. 2. Orange Is The New Black This story follows a New Yorker who has to serve time in prison for a crime she committed long ago. The journey of how she changes completely, how the life in prison toughens her up and the relationship with the inmates is funny but a dark watch. 3. Weeds If you loved 'Dead To Me' then you'll find 'Weeds' to be the perfect watch after it. It has a similar story line of a widowed mother trying to make ends and raising two boys by resorting to selling weed. Hilarious and very unabashed! 4. Bojack Horseman Yeah one might wonder how an animated series can contribute to dark humour but the whole idea of a horse-man, if we may call him, throwing truth bombs of how anxiety, self-destruction and depression is deep-rooted in our lives and making us laugh at it with sadness and darkness is crazy and good. 5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend This is a well-delivered and a very sharp dark comedy about a woman who is still pining over the guy who left her long ago. Prepare to laugh and go 'damn that's sad but true' at the same time with this show.
  20. If you go to the gym, I'm pretty sure you also nurture the goal of building massive arms. The kind where your arms look like they need to breathe when you put on a t-shirt. Half an inch more and your sleeves will tear off. You get the point. In pursuit of building these massive arms, you keep doing hundreds of bicep exercises with thousands of reps. But despite all these efforts, nothing seems to work for you. Well, that's because you are hitting the wrong muscle group. This doesn't mean you should stop training your biceps altogether, it's about shifting focus to other areas. The main muscle you want to focus on for the density and width of your arms is the tricep. That's correct, the triceps give your arms the volume and the thicker look. To optimally build the triceps, you need to focus on all the heads and train them in the best possible way. Your triceps are made of three heads: 1. Long head 2. Medial head 3. Lateral head Out of these three heads, it is the long head development that gives your arms and in particular, the triceps that beefy look. A well developed long head takes care of most of the size you can gain on your triceps. © Getty Images The understand what lifts to do, it is important to know the main functions of your triceps. The two main functions of the triceps are elbow extension and shoulder extension. To work on all the three heads, you need to do exercises that: 1. Have your arms over the head 2. Have your arms to the side of your body 3. Have your arms behind the torso This will ensure that you are hitting the three heads of the triceps optimally and ensuring all-round development. For your arms over the head movement, you can pick one of the exercises from: 1. The skull crushers 2. Two-arm overhead dumbbell press 3. Overhead cable tricep extensions with a rope attachment For arms to the side of the body, you have: 1. Tricep pushdowns on a cable 2. Machine tricep pushdowns 3. Dips For arms behind the torso: 1. Cable kickbacks 2. Dumbbell kickbacks In your next workout where you are working out your triceps, ensure that you are exercising the triceps in all the three different positions. © Getty Images This is just one part of the job done, i.e. picking the exercises. The other part is to ensure that you do not commit any rookie mistakes: Mistake 1: Lifting Too Heavy A lot of guys at the gym compromise form for their ego. This particularly is stupid for your isolation exercises. Your goal here is to ensure that you are working out using the best possible form for the desired number of reps. Going too heavy means involving your shoulder and pressing using them. That is not going to develop your triceps. Pick a load you can work between 12 to 15 reps, to begin with, and even at 15 reps, you can push 2 or 3 more reps for failure. Do not push for failure, keep a buffer for it. Mistake 2: Training Frequency I have written this article where I have mentioned exactly the problem with the bodybuilders aka bro aka one muscle group a day split. Want maximal development? Ensure you are training your muscles at least 2x a week. Go ahead and build huge arms by beefing up your triceps. 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 with 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.
  21. Computex 2019 is currently underway, which means it's time for us to check out some cool new hardware products. After AMD's new chipset announcement, now ASUS has decided to turn up the heat with some kickass products. The company launched a ton of products today, however, it's new “Edition 30” ZenBook laptop is what caught our attention. So, ASUS is celebrating its 30-year-anniversary with this new special edition laptop called the ASUS ZenBook Edition 30. Before we talk a bit more about the product itself, let's just take a moment to appreciate how awesome the laptop looks - © YouTube ASUS The new ASUS ZenBook Edition 30, as you can see, sports a white leather lid cover and an 18-karat rose gold logo, which resembles Star Trek's Starfleet insignia, no? According to ASUS, every piece of leather used to make these laptops have been hand selected, and each panel cover is meticulously sewed by a master tailor. Yes, it sounds like overkill, but hey, it's a limited edition product. Internally, the ZenBook Edition 30 is powered by Intel's 8th Gen Core i7 processor coupled with up to 16GB of RAM and PCIe SSD storage. For graphics, the laptop uses Nvidia's GeForce MX250 discrete GPU. It sports a 13-inch display on the front with minimal bezels. With a 95-per cent screen-to-body ratio, ASUS says this is the world's smallest 13-inch laptop. ASUS is also making special accessories for this laptop. There's a pearl white mouse and a leather sleeve, both of which look equally good. Sadly, ASUS won't tell us when the laptop will go on sale and for how much, so you can't really buy it just yet. Even once it's up for grabs, we're sure it's not going to be cheap.
  22. With the ICC World Cup 2019 less than 10 days, Virat Kohli and the rest of the Men in Blue have finally left for England, where they will be participating in a couple of warm-up matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh on 25th and 28th May, before officially beginning their World Cup 2019 journey with their first game against South Africa on 5th June 2019. The team was, however, spotted at the Mumbai airport lounge hours before boarding their flight. A couple of photos of the members of Team India in the BCCI uniform made their way to the internet and instantly went viral for all the right reasons. Jet set to go ââ#CWC19 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/k4V9UC0Zao — BCCI (@BCCI) May 21, 2019 In the images uploaded by the official Twitter account of the Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI), some of the most talented athletes of the roster can be seen putting their time to good use and indulging in a couple of games of PUBG Mobile, the hit Battle Royale game that has taken the Indian market by storm ever since it was launched a year and a half ago. Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and even the team veteran, Mahendra Singh Dhoni were caught squading up against the rest of the world in the streets of Erangel. Twitter went crazy when they spotted their favourite sportsmen playing their favourite mobile game: Good Luck Team India ð®ð³ Play quality cricket & make us proud.#WorldCup2019 & once you are back, why not go for PUBG Championship. I mean we have a squad in our cricket team. Mr MS Dhoni, Shami, Bhuvi and Chahal. That is a great squad already. What say? @BCCI @PUBGMOBILE pic.twitter.com/klmHtrfIea — Saleem Rehan (@rehanode) May 22, 2019 Before # WORLD CUP, Another world cup (PUBG) is going on . #BEST OF LUCK TEAM INDIA pic.twitter.com/5QPkFqm4uu — VIJAY KATARIA (@vijayjssate111) May 22, 2019 All The Best Team Indiað®ð³!! Btw @yuzi_chahal and Mahi can you tell us your PUBG acc nameðð?! pic.twitter.com/kBwwXOfHin — ajinkya ambatwar (@AmbatwarAjinkya) May 22, 2019 Yeh sab PUBG wale h kya??? Chak de India!!! Hope the team gets the cup back.#CWC19 #TeamIndia https://t.co/2JDGPvDUq0 — Ashutosh Kumar (@ashuak1225) May 22, 2019 Looks like PubG fever has caught up with Team India ðall the best for #CWC19 https://t.co/fhYcrrCICi — Tejus S (@tejussgame) May 22, 2019 Caption cool pubg khel rhe hai All the best Team India Is bar ka WC caption cool ke nam — Darshan Lad (@DarshanLad2) May 22, 2019 Other than the Battle Royale fanatics, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan were also spotted in the images. The Vice-captain of the roster, Rohit Sharma also uploaded a shot with Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Kadhav: Jet set World Cup âï¸ ððpic.twitter.com/K6FNvxxmbs — Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 21, 2019
  23. He is unfiltered, unapologetic, never shies away from putting forth his opinions and steers clear of the privilege that the 'Deol' tag offers him, particularly in his career. We are talking about none other than Abhay Deol here, the man who took his sweet time to carve a niche for himself in the industry, solely on his acting prowess. While most actors were busy ensuring their box office scores kept soaring, we had Abhay on the other side, churning out meaningful stories with his power-packed performances. He is surely among the rare breed of sorted actors we have in the industry right now. Be it 'Dev D' or 'Aisha' or 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', Abhay has never failed to impress us with his brilliance in his craft. If you have been missing watching him on the big screen, we have some good news for you. Abhay is coming back with his Netflix series 'Chopsticks' and a film titled 'Jungle Cry'. If you go by the trailers, you would have gotten an idea by now that something great is in store for you. Before you see him on the big screen and on your laptop screens, MensXP got you the unfiltered version of Abhay Deol, as we got a chance to interact with him and talk about some rather controversial issues. When we asked him if he has come to terms with the idea of his persona in the industry, which is known for being someone with rather strong opinions, Abhay said, "not sure what there is to come to terms with. Isn't that a good thing? As long as you don't force your opinions on others and are open to new ideas, there's no problem." If you have seen any of Abhay's films, you would know that he is known more for his choices of offbeat cinema. As a movie buff, I wanted to know what does he see in a script before giving a final nod to it. "Relatability, originality, context. I'm attracted to stories and characters that I can relate to, I look for originality even if it is a genre that has been done many times, and context, by which I mean where is it placed, how does it relate to that place, what is it saying about that place and why." Abhay started way too early when we talk about content-based cinema. Now, Bollywood is completely changing and content has now become the king. We have unconventional heroes like Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurrana taking the lead. The actor is proud of the change in the industry and said, "I think it's great! Technology has played a disruptive role all across the world and I was waiting for it to happen in our industry. When I was making non-conformist films, they got a release because coincidently the multiplex boom was happening. That came to an end, as there could only be a finite number of cinema halls we could have. With the digital era, that space is now limitless! The change in audience tastes has also happened because the generation that is going to the cinemas now was too young to be consumers when I was pushing hard for change. They've grown up exposed to world cinema/shows from a very young age and that explains their rejection of the old guard of Bollywood lately, and their embrace of more relatable actors, characters, and stories." View this post on Instagram Basking in the light of the #wintersun. A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Dec 4, 2018 at 1:47am PST Abhay shocked everyone when he took on the who's who of Bollywood and slammed them for promoting racism through their fairness cream endorsements. Talking about endorsements, it has become a clear shot formula for actors to be in the scene, even if they don't really stand by the product. I asked Abhay if he thinks that the concept of celebs endorsing such products blindly, should completely disappear from the scene. "Yes, I think celebs should not endorse brands that go against their principles. For example, if celebs who endorse fairness creams actually believe that fairer is better than darker, then that's fine. The thing is if they actually believed that, then they should find themselves to be inferior to fairer people as they themselves are dark in real life. And no matter how fair you are, as an Indian, you will always be dark in the context of the world. Then there are brands that pollute not just the body but also the environment, like all colas. On one level, all products are destructive to a degree, some more than others and I tend to side with the ones that cause the least damage because, after all, endorsements have become integral to an actor's career. Even the media plays its part, as endorsements are (often) their only source of revenue. We need to call out all players, not just the celebs to be 'fair'." Abhay said loud and clear. Abhay has always been very transparent in his approach to everything that he strongly believes in. Has it ever happened that he was rejected because of his transparency? Turns out, "many times." Well, that's how it works for people who are very blunt and transparent. So, what's next for him, "My next release is 'Chopsticks' which is the first Netflix Original film out of India. It goes live on its platform on the 31st of May," said Abhay. Are you excited for this one? View this post on Instagram A stolen car sends a frantic Nirma to an Artist to take on a goat-loving gangster. Chopsticks premieres on 31 May, only on Netflix. @mipalkarofficial I LOVE your expression in this one ð! @netflix_in @viniyardfilms A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on May 14, 2019 at 9:35pm PDT If you think Abhay's journey has been a bed of roses because of the Deol tag, then you are wrong. His journey has been turbulent and he has had his own set of struggles. But what's more important is that he actually learnt from the things that held him from growing even more. "Everyone goes through struggles, successes, and failures. It's part of life and I'm glad I've got to experience both, the highs and the lows. You cannot appreciate the highs unless you have gone through the lows. As I said, everyone goes through highs and lows but not everyone learns to appreciate both, as many people do not like the lows. This is why there's a whole industry selling you a pill for your 'depression' or 'sadness'. I am aware that I've to lead a privileged existence and I am grateful for it. I've done exactly what I've wanted to, lived my life authentically and there are not many people who can say that." View this post on Instagram From the multi-talented @sinbadphgura This was taken at home, with only the natural source of light and no hair and make up. Come to think of it, that's how he always shoots with me! A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Jun 15, 2018 at 7:08am PDT The Deol tag eventually got me asking him about Nepotism that became a huge deal a while back. For the uninitiated, Nepotism is 'the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs'. I asked him if he relates to the word and does he think having relatives in the industry helps the person grow, or does one have to constantly prove their caliber? To which Abhay had a rather strong response, "It's both a privilege and a curse. If you look at the current crop of actors, 99% of them are from a film family, the 1% left over are proteges of those with influence. It's unfair to point to Bollywood alone and call out its nepotism. Don't you see it in politics and big business as well? Most people would not like to hear this, but nepotism is part of Indian culture. Where do you think cast, 'Jati' comes from? The son is born into a community and carries forward the work of his father while the women get married and become housewives. Most of the country still operates under this Brahmanical system, the very thing both Gautam Buddha and Mahavira rebelled against. So, if you want to criticize Bollywood for its nepotism, look at your own family and ask the question, 'am I willing to marry outside my cast?' or 'am I running my father's business?' or 'will I let my maid or driver sit at the dinner table with me and eat with me?' Because all of these questions, believe it or not, are linked to our unique brand of Nepotism." View this post on Instagram All natural look, by the ethereal @aetheria_ #thephotographerisfarprettierthanthemodel. A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Aug 10, 2018 at 11:32pm PDT Well, that's quite an honest and a strong take on Nepotism. Why only blame Bollywood if it starts from your own home?
  24. Having a six-pack is something that every guy aspires when it comes to having a good physique. If you are reading this article, it is highly possible that even you have searched something like this on the internet: 'How to lose belly fat?' 'How to get six-pack abs?' 'Easy way to build six-pack abs?' The search results that you may have gotten would be of fat burning drinks or fat loss exercises or belly fat burning techniques. Like everyone, you do those things and the end result is... nothing! © Getty Images It is high time you get it into your brain that there is no magical fix that can help you get a six-pack in a week. It needs hard work and dedication. Start with these basic steps: 1. Go On A Diet Everyone has abs, as it is the part of human physiology. The only reason people are not able to see their abs are for two reasons: a. They have a lot of body fat covering it b. They do not have developed abdominal muscles Let's cover the first part here. The reality is that you need to be on a diet to bring your body fat percentage down. At the same time, you would want to preserve the muscle mass you already have. To calculate the number of calories you need to eat for fat loss, simply multiply your body weight in pounds with 13. To preserve your muscle, have one gram of protein per pound of your body weight. If you weigh 160 lbs., this would mean: a. Calories = 160x13 = ~2100 calories b. Protein = 160 grams 2. Do Weight Training You need to lift weights to hold on to your muscle when you lose fat. © Getty Images Make sure that you are doing compound exercises aka exercises that engage your core, and are moving more than one muscle group at a time so that you build your core. You can also include direct ab training with and without abs to build them further ahead. 3. Lose Around 0.5 To 1% Of Your Body Weight Every Week You will definitely get started on a diet once you plug in those numbers from step #1 and start losing weight. Then, there will be two questions: a. How much weight to lose? b. How fast to lose it? To reveal a six-pack, you need to have around 10 to 12% body fat. So, until you reach that number, you will have to dig deep. To find your body fat number, you can use a lot of tools like online calculators or Inbody machines. Ideally, you should be losing around 0.5 to 1% of your body weight every week. If things are faster than this, you could eat some extra calories. If you are comfortable with it, you can pick up the pace a bit. If things have slowed down, you can either calculate the numbers again on your new body weight or you can simply drop 100-150 calories and things should pick up. So, go do the work and follow a plan instead of finding the next quick-fix for six-pack abs. 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 with 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.
  25. Ajay Devgn's upcoming film 'De De Pyaar De' has been making headlines since the day the makers launched the trailer of the film. Just a day is left to witness the madness that the actor has to offer. The film has a very interesting to take on modern era relationships. So, it's about a man who is 50-years-old dating a girl half his age. Yes, that's the plot. You might have seen the trailer and must have thought the story is about two women eyeing a man. Well, then you are probably wrong. So, MensXP got a chance to meet Ajay while was he is in the capital promoting his film, 'De De Pyaar De'. When we told that we really liked the trailer and it does have the humour element, he told us that the movie also has a matured storyline. "The film is just not about humour, it's a nice drama also. The film has a mature storyline and character are also way too matured characters. It says a lot which you might not expect out of the film. So, many things in the film have been said in a lighter vein but that will surely make you think of what's happening in the society," said Ajay. View this post on Instagram The countdown is on! 2 weeks until @dedepyaarde!⣠⣠@tabutiful @rakulpreet #AkivAli⣠@tseries.official @luv_films #BhushanKumar #LuvRanjan @gargankur82 A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on May 2, 2019 at 9:00pm PDT While talking about the movie, we decided to talk about his fitness. He has indeed aged like fine wine. He is 50 but his fitness levels are that of a 20-something guy. For those who have known him would know that Ajay has always been fit. Being fit doesn't mean flaunting your chiselled abs all the time; it's way beyond that. We asked about how does he manage to look this fit at the age of 50. He told us, "I do nothing. I have a clean diet but I do cheat a lot. I eat whatever I feel like sometimes. When you start thinking that you have to be on a strict diet, you always tend to break it. Cheat once or twice a week. It shouldn't be just a cheat meal but cheat days. It's all fit and fine till the time you have incorporated physical training into your daily routine be it Yoga or Cardio or Weight Training. I don't have a routine. It's been like 15 days I haven't gone to the gym. I feel like I am gaining weight. As soon as I am done with the promotions, I will hit the gym. The whole idea is to get back. At the end of the day, you have to keep your mind sane and healthy." Well, that's what we call being honest. There's no sugar coating here. Further, into the conversation, we dug out the observation by some Twitter users who called the trailer very SEXIST. There were tweets that said that movie doesn't have a strong viewpoint taking into consideration that the movie has two female characters. On this, Ajay told us, "When you would see the film, it's vice-versa. We have two very strong female characters and their point of view holds value. I would say it's more progressive." Yes, the movie is about relationships but Ajay has always avoided being intimate on the big screen. When we asked the actor if there's any particular reason to not kiss on-screen, he said, "We have a section of the audience which really feels that if it's an Ajay film, it would be clean. I don't want them to think that what has he started doing all of a sudden. I don't have a problem with it and I am not against it but for us, it doesn't work. We have the younger generation to do it and they are doing it." The conversation then panned to the whole idea of whether the society is ready to accept such a relationship in the real case scenario. Answering to our query, "It's changing and whatever you are trying to say is what the film is about and is trying to convey." In the film, Tabu plays his ex-wife and people have loved their scenes in the trailer. We asked him how has his relationship with Tabu evolved in all these years. "Mine and Tabu's relationship cannot evolve because of the fact we have known each other from the college days. We have been friends and it has nothing to do with films. The relationship that we formed in good old days, it's still the same," told Ajay. Ajay's son Yug has started training and his video went viral on the internet. We asked about Yug and daughter Nysa's inclination towards fitness. Replying to our question, "Yug trains everyday. Earlier, he used to like all those burgers and pizzas. Now, he is the one who says that 'I will be clean in a few days'. Imagine an 8-year-old saying this. Nysa is not too much into fitness, but she stays on a healthy diet." View this post on Instagram Eight complete... on my way to nine! Thank you for all your love! A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Sep 13, 2018 at 5:56am PDT Then, we asked Ajay if he is interested in joining politics just like his contemporaries. Well, his answer is a big NO. Ajay told us, "Zero politics for me. I don't understand it. I am cut for it and I don't like going out much. I don't like interactions that much so I believe I can't be a part of politics." Last but not the least, we asked him about an article which claimed that he wanted his love story with Kajol should be made into a film. He told us, "I told them that there's no great story in my life that can become a film." View this post on Instagram By Popular Demand. A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Aug 5, 2018 at 11:15pm PDT Before we finally said goodbye to Ajay, we wanted to inquire if he would also like to tap into the market of the web series. On this, he said, "As a production, we have already tapped into the web space. As an actor, if I find something great, then why not?" Would you want to see Ajay Devgn doing a web series? Let us know in the comments below!
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