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  1. For all who swear by Uber India, another episode of verbal harassment killed the sweet joy-ride for a woman and her husband, who'd taken the cab on a hot sultry day in the national capital. The woman, Amrita Das, who is a Delhi-based-journalist, experienced lewd comments and misbehaviour from the Uber driver, while she and her husband were travelling in his cab. She took to Twitter to share her ordeal. © Twitter "Rude and creepy driver. I demand action. First, he refused to turn on the air conditioner, then says garmi lag rahi hai to aage mere godi me baith jao [If you are feeling hot then come and sit on my lap]. He also ended the trip, moments after starting to drive and forced me out. This is when I was with husband," she tweeted. @Uber_Delhi @Uber @Uber_Support rude and creepy driver. I demand action. First he refused to turn on ac then says garmi lag rahi hai to age mere godi me baith jao. He also ended trip moments after starting to drive and forced me out. This is when I was with husband. @DelhiPolice pic.twitter.com/qE40ib3B5d — Amrita D (@amritadas) 19 March 2019 And yes, Uber did respond to her Tweet but it was not the kind of response we were hoping for. They said: "We're so sorry to hear about this. Our team has recently responded via email. Please reply there if you have additional questions." We're so sorry to hear about this. Our team has recently responded via email. Please reply there if you have additional questions! — Uber Support (@Uber_Support) 19 March 2019 This isn't the first time an Uber driver has shown misconduct towards a female passenger in Delhi. There have been numerous cases reported of women being molested or being talked back rudely to, while riding an Uber. Just recently Mallika Dua encountered an Uber driver who chose to abuse her when she asked him to increase the temperature of the air conditioning. But this incident with Amrita Das is a new low altogether, wherein the Uber driver isn't just insulting her request, he's being lewd and inappropriate with her as well. Although, Uber has received the complaint, just like always, their complacency over this matter will also rule the roost, just like the rest of them have in the past. They probably won't take action against the driver and he'll carry on driving in the city, passing horrible remarks to other women who hail his cab. © Twitter The need of the hour is for Uber to step up on their hiring operations and also take vital responsibility towards several complaints they receive about their drivers. The drivers should be thoroughly scanned before they are hired and if they misbehave, they should definitely be fired, on the ground. We're not sure why Uber dictates such apathy towards these issues but we're hopeful they'll change their ways soon before something more drastic happens. Meanwhile, Twitter came out in support of Amrita and this is what most of them had to say: Worst part is..Uber doesn't have an emergency contact number in India.. happened to us as well...hope you are okay.. — Naren (@shipsdeet) 19 March 2019 This is serious. No response from @DelhiPolice @DelhiTrafficPol ? Don't hesitate in filing a police complaint. @Uber_Support Do you not verify drivers' credentials before hiring? @Uppolice and @uptrafficpolice also need to look into the matter, since the car has no. plate of UP — Half Expert (@akul_nishant) 19 March 2019 @Uber_Support Taking this particular driver as reference, I'd like to know how do you ensure something like this does not happen again? Is he going to be let off with a warning? Or sacked? Or sensitised? What are the concrete steps you're taking to make your riders feel safe? — Abhishek Sinha (@raptorhands) 19 March 2019 Sick and tired of @Uber_Delhi drivers. No action taken even after having multiple harrowing experiences. Sack this driver! — Dylan San Delo (@theparambhole16) 19 March 2019 Uber has gone worst in NCR. If u'd ask to turn on AC, they'll lecture you on whether. Cab drivers in their 'prime category' are even worst. — Piyush Hans (@HansPiyush) 19 March 2019 That's why girls still hesitate to travel alone.. When will this change ð — Divya Sharma (@DivyaSh92292336) 19 March 2019 Why @DelhiPolice u aren't responding U must learn from @MumbaiPolice who are prompt in responding to public calls, they respond to even every smallest tweet — âsâ (@arieotic) 20 March 2019 Sorry from @Uber_Support isn't an answer. @DelhiPolice must take action against the driver. https://t.co/ENCI3ty20t — Mohd Mustaquim (@Mustaquimm) 20 March 2019 This is genuinely a very common occurrence. Uber should definitely suspend such drivers. — AARUSHI005 (@Aarushiwith2As) 20 March 2019 The most pertinent question though is when will women feel safe in this city? Put aside single women travelling alone, even women travelling with male companions face such threats too. Unless Uber India decisively takes action against their drivers, the situation's not going to change for sure.
  2. Abhay Deol has been MIA for a while. However, that is what sets him apart from everyone else in Bollywood, we think. There's this inexplicably charming nonchalance about everything he does - right from not making an effort to get along with the maddening B'town crowd, to not being hesitant in the least while speaking up about important issues like the obsession with fair skin. © © Instagram/Abhaydeol He is never in the limelight but sneakily went through an amazing transformation that should most certainly bring him under it. © Instagram/Abhaydeol © Instagram/Abhaydeol He has been hitting the gym a lot, and it clearly is working wonders. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Aug 3, 2018 at 7:17am PDT Those traps speak for themselves. © Instagram/Abhaydeol Of course, the fashion bit is on point as well. © Instagram/Abhaydeol © Instagram/Abhaydeol Also, look at that beard game. View this post on Instagram Something about the cold weather that is both, exhilarating and off-putting at the same time! Hello U.K! A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Nov 20, 2018 at 1:49am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Jan 24, 2019 at 7:55pm PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Sep 4, 2018 at 6:00am PDT Good going, Abhay! We can't wait to see you on the big screen again.
  3. Well, you can hate them or love them, but you know you've never been able to ignore them because we've had no option but to keep up with all the Kardashians and the Jenners. The women from these two powerful clans have carved an iconic name for themselves in the world and Kylie Jenner has done much more than that, as she has basically created history. View this post on Instagram @PAPERMAGAZINE A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Feb 19, 2019 at 12:49pm PST According to Forbes and the latest news report, Kylie Jenner has dethroned Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and is now the youngest billionaire in the world. Also, she is the youngest self-made billionaire of all time as well. Her venture, Kylie Cosmetics ended up raking close to $360 million and is the wealthiest sister now with a net worth of over 1 billion dollars. View this post on Instagram i can't wait to launch a new product for @kyliecosmetics ð can you guess what it is? ⨠A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Feb 16, 2019 at 8:27am PST Now, 'self-made' is quite a debatable term in the millennial world and people on the internet are divided on what 'self made' means for Kylie Jenner. Kylie Jenner becomes the first youngest billionaire I respect that she aint sit around and try to come up off her sisters she started her own now they look up to her âð½ #KylieJenner pic.twitter.com/IMUMVPkMaP — BIG HOMIE TREð¤´ð½ (@Trashunn) March 6, 2019 I don't know @KylieJenner personally but I am so proud of her, self made or not. She took those millions and turned them into a billion. Pat yourself on the back on your way to the bank while we are out here debating whether you are self made or not. #KylieJenner — Millionaire.Co.Za (@ntsepym) March 6, 2019 If you're seriously hung up on the “self-made” title when it comes to #kyliejenner you're pathetically jealous. You could be surrounded by millions & still not make a billion. She didn't take anyone's ideas. She built her empire with a vision & hard work. Let her shine... â¨â¨â¨ pic.twitter.com/q5gfDaJYWn — BOSSHARD™ (@TLOC__) March 6, 2019 While some are applauding the beauty with brains and her sheer talent of converting her inheritance into something big, for many on social media, all of this is just a joke. The same people who think Kylie Jenner is self-made are the same people who think she's all natural ð¤¦ð½‍âï¸ #KylieJenner pic.twitter.com/j4r8vbVSZF — Nicole Perez (@nicole_perez1) March 6, 2019 About ten percent of Kylie Jenner's body parts aren't even “self-made,” much less her fortune. ð #ForbesBillionaires pic.twitter.com/alv3psDUwa — James Vakacabeqoli (@jvakacabeqoli) March 5, 2019 Kylie has taken over Mark Zuckerberg's spot, who became a young billionaire courtesy Facebook. Well, all things said and done, she is a woman in power and say all that you want, we were still asking for pocket money at 21 bro.
  4. If you have a beer belly bulge that you're not very proud of, then you've come to the right place. The annoying commute of everyday life might leave you with no time to work out and take care of yourself. This means you might end up with racoon eyes and a particular bulge that you're not very proud of. While long term solutions might range from taking care of yourself, your skin and adopting a healthy work out sesh, the short term solution is simple, which is to dress in a way that completely hides the bulge. Here's how you can do that. 1. The Posture Matters © livestrong Firstly, before we start telling you what to wear and what to avoid, you need to get your body posture right because that greatly impacts the visibility of your bulges. So nix crouching and slouching like a couch potato and start sitting up straight and standing upright. 2. Nix Tight Fitted Clothes © manhoodtv If you've gained weight recently, it possibly also means you've outgrown your current size that you wear in clothes which means you should nix wearing tight fitted clothing. It's time to get your sizes right and wear the right size that helps hide the belly. So avoid wearing those tight tees that highlight your belly or tees and that lift from the back when you sit or bend and display your handles. It's really that simple. 3. Nix Extremely Loose-Fitted Clothes Also © Getty images At the same time, you don't want to wear extremely loose fitted clothes also. These can be counterproductive in the sense that they exaggerate body fat instead of hiding it. It's very important to get measured and stick to your size. 4. Stop Believing In Myths About Belly Fat © Getty images You can pull off anything as long as it suits your body. It's a myth that light colours won't suit you. If you get the right size of these colours and combine it with a fitted counterpart, they will definitely work. For example, a light blue shirt would work for you if you pair fitted trousers with it. However, if either of the sizes is off, the pair can be counterproductive. 5. Always Choose Mid-Rise © Getty images When buying trousers, choose mid-rise that fits well around your navel. This will attempt to conceal your belly fat by pressing it in. 6. Layering Helps © Getty images You must've heard this one before but layering is a really good technique to conceal belly fat. So, a shirt over a t-shirt or a scarf in the Summer work great. In the Winter, choose shrugs, jackets, long coats that streamline your figure and conceal the fat.
  5. What usually comes to your mind when you hear the word 'Doctor'? An elderly, pleasant looking gentleman with probably a paunch and kind eyes who either comforts you with his kind eyes or creeps the living daylights out of you with his evil grin (but that's the stuff from horror movies). Anyway, when that imagery is challenged by someone who even remotely falls outside of that category, they tend to leave a lasting impression. Especially, if they go right ahead and look like they stepped out of a model catalogue or the cast of Grey's Anatomy, they deserve to be applauded because hey, it takes a lot of effort to establish oneself as a doctor. Clearly, Dr Rodrigo Sapo has what it takes, and more. He looks like a muscled, bearded model who spends his waking hours in the gym instead of a hospital, and that doesn't even begin to describe what he looks like. Here are 10 pictures that shows why patients line up to get check-ups by him, even when they are not ill. 1. To begin with, a doctor who looks like that clearly has figured out how to live a healthy life. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Apr 13, 2018 at 10:05am PDT 2. Polka dots and stethoscope. Say what? View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Dec 5, 2017 at 10:11am PST 3. Just sprinkle some salt and we've got Suniel Shetty's beard. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Jan 12, 2019 at 1:28pm PST 4. A doctor with that physique must be good for your health. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Feb 28, 2018 at 8:49pm PST 5. He doesn't shy away from wearing pink even at work. That a healthy mindset to have right there. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Jul 7, 2017 at 3:10pm PDT 6. Selfies are healthy for your self-image, especially when you're looking at a long day of 'werk'. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:28am PDT 7. No matter how busy you are, gotta lift 'em weights! View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Jun 6, 2017 at 4:17am PDT 8. Who said you can't be dressed formally and still look like you belong on a calendar? View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on May 4, 2018 at 8:25pm PDT 9. Summers need to be celebrated with the brightest colours and the biggest smiles. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on May 24, 2018 at 3:59pm PDT 10. Impeccable grooming will always have your back, irrespective of what you do. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𧿠Rodrigo Sapo â¡ï¸ð°ï¸ð¿ï¸ð (@rodsapo) on Nov 28, 2017 at 10:10am PST No wonder most of his patients suffer from weak knees.
  6. Ali Fazal has been a known face for quite a while now. But after the roaring success of Amazon Prime's web series 'Mirzapur' for his role as Guddu Pandit along Vikrant Massey, Ali Fazal is here to stay. Having appeared in Bollywood movies like '3 Idiots' and movie franchise 'Fukrey' to his role in the popular International movie franchise 'Fast and Furious 7', Ali has sure come a long way. As excelling in the acting department appears to be his top priority, his style game isn't too far on the list. Ali Fazal has been serving looks that are high-rated on the fashion radar lately. Here are 10 times Ali Fazal proved he's not a 'Fukra' when it comes to fashion: 1. That psychedelic jacket is so dope! View this post on Instagram A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Nov 19, 2018 at 8:54am PST 2. Channelling your inner Colombian drug lord style can never be a bad thing. Loving them retro vibes! View this post on Instagram A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Nov 14, 2018 at 7:56am PST 3. One can never go wrong with an all-white Lucknowi outfit! View this post on Instagram A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Nov 2, 2018 at 9:35pm PDT 4. Nothing like an outfit with many shades of blue to beat them Monday blues, right? Ali agrees! View this post on Instagram A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Oct 26, 2018 at 9:51pm PDT 5. Let Ali Fazal teach you how to rock a hoodie with a blazer. Best of both worlds, for sure! View this post on Instagram A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Oct 23, 2018 at 1:44am PDT 6. Not everyone can pull off those sunnies like a goddamn star! View this post on Instagram A post shared by ali fazal (@alifazal9) on Jan 29, 2019 at 9:07am PST 7. The chain detail on the vest and the pink tinted sunnies add a whole new level of class. Now that's how you carry a three-piece suit like a boss! View this post on Instagram A post shared by ali fazal (@alifazal9) on Dec 2, 2018 at 9:25am PST 8. Need tips on how to ace the denim on denim look? Ali's your man. View this post on Instagram A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Oct 8, 2018 at 3:43am PDT 9. Stripes with a side of grunge is all one can ask for! View this post on Instagram A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Jul 25, 2018 at 3:26am PDT 10. While choosing Indianwear, don't shy away and opt for bold, solid colour options. This looks red hot! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anisha Gandhi (@anishagandhi3) on Feb 13, 2019 at 10:57pm PST
  7. Love may be the most powerful feeling known to mankind, but more than anything else, love is a celebration. A celebration of the life we love and are grateful for. A celebration of loving ourselves for who we are, and how far we have come when it comes to living our dreams. And if we are lucky enough, a celebration of finding the person who seems to make life so much more better by simply being in it. So, to love is to basically celebrate the joy and happiness we find with someone else that we didn't even know existed! They just happen to walk into our life one fine day, and bam, nothing remains the same anymore. © Keshav Suri Love is like that added sprinkle of pepper and oregano on the pizza, it is so extra but makes the experience all the more enjoyable. Much like the added sprinkle of squabbles, random fits of laughter and dizzying rush of affection, being in love brings into our life. Keshav and Cyril's heady relationship has been nothing less than a similar celebration. It's full of spice and sprinkled with moments of unceasing fun and laughter, which makes Keshav extremely grateful for the best ten years of his life that he got to share with his French husband Cyril Feuillebois. © Keshav Suri And since love follows no single language or religion, learning about this union between Keshav and Cyril has been a wonderful experience. Lalit Hotels scion Keshav Suri is more than just that, he is a son, a brother and a loving husband apart from being a champion for the LGBTQ community, since his writ in the Supreme Court against Section 377 changed the future for an entire community. This is his story and we are more than proud to share it with you. Chance may have led them to their first meeting, but Keshav remembers it like it was yesterday. Keshav recalls the first time he met Cyril and says, “I distinctly remember it was the summer of 2008 – June, when Cyril and I met for the first time at a party at the 24/7 Bar at The Lalit New Delhi, and both of us felt a connect.” © Keshav Suri Though Keshav and Cyril instantly hit it off at the party, they couldn't spend more time with each other since immediately after their first meeting, Cyril went to Goa. Reminiscing about that time, Keshav says, “though it was June, I followed him. One day, Cyril hired a Vespa and asked me to join him for a ride. I was apprehensive but, our eyes met and I could easily trust him. It was there, in Goa, where we realised, this was meant to be, that we shared something special.” Yet, of the many memories that the couple has made together, for Keshav, the day he and Cyril exchanged their vows and promised to be with each other, surrounded by their family and friends, remains his most precious and favourite memory. © Keshav Suri In Keshav's own words, here's how the day looked like, “one of the most memorable experiences of my life was walking down the aisle during our recent Goa celebrations. My Sister Shradha played dhol, while other sisters – Divya and Deeksha and Cyril's sister-in-law, Jennifer walked us to the aisle.” He also points out that the women in the couple's life have come as angels in disguise. “The women in our family are amazing! Both nature and professionals were in sync to make it picture perfect. Our mothers officiated the ceremony. At sunset, we exchanged vows and garlands in front of a transgender high priestess. The exchange of rings and sunset were perfectly timed. Everyone was teary-eyed during our vows, even we were very emotional”, shares Keshav. © Keshav Suri In the years that Keshav and Cyril have been together, there have been many moments which stood out, many landmark moments they achieved as a couple. Yet, when asked about their biggest milestone, Keshav would give you this heartfelt response, “my writ in the Supreme Court of India to revoke Section 377 and the journey of it reading down has been a huge milestone for us and the country. It would not have happened without my partner and my family's support. And our marriage recently in Paris and celebrations in Goa, which I am sure is a milestone in every relation. I truly value what we share and am glad to have taken the plunge.” © Keshav Suri That almost sounds as much as an ardent love confession, as it was a highlight the couple had the joy of sharing together. But obviously, there is a lot more than just memories that Keshav and Cyril have shared together in the time they have been together. And trust us when we say it, it has been the perfect blend of love and spice. Keshav admits the same himself, “Life together has been a rollercoaster ride, with much fun, laughter and some lifetime experiences. We've travelled around the world together and ticked off life goals. I've always felt at home with him. We have 3 children together – our dogs – Pacco Westwood, Edith Jagger, Maggie Dench and working hard to see them through college.” © Keshav Suri And regardless of the rollercoaster ride that life has been ever since the couple got together, Keshav cannot stop gushing about the love of his love for the kind of person he is, and what Cyril adds to his life. Talking about how proud he is of his husband, Keshav tells us, “Cyril is an extremely private and a creative person. Despite that, he stood by my decision to file a writ, which meant our lives will be in the public eye. The fact that he just lets me be, and is not at all judgmental and nothing anyone says or does shocks him. I am proud of his courage and his love for our country – India. © Keshav Suri But, of course, we also had to be cliched and ask Keshav what love and his relationship with Cyril has taught him, on the occasion of Valentine's Day, and Keshav, being a sport said, “this relation has filled my life with laughter. Even after ten years of being together, we have the ability to make each laugh. It has taught me to be happy and spread love, warmth, positivity and happiness.” © Keshav Suri Valentine's Day may or may not mean something to you personally, but it becomes especially hard to be immune to all the love and warmth that's in the air and in people's hearts today. We hope that whether you're single or in love, the stories in '14 Days of Love' inspire you to love and spread the love all through the year.
  8. Butter chicken or vada pav? What's better? It's true that Delhi boys have a different opinion from Mumbai boys when it comes to good food. But, what happens when a Delhi boy moves to Mumbai? Let's find out...
  9. There isn't much that hasn't been said about the greatness of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a player. He is one of the greatest batsman, knows how to win games for his country, is the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team and probably has the best reflexes as a wicket-keeper too! But MS Dhoni, in person, is equally phenomenal. From running a charity for the betterment of the financially backward students to showing his support to the Indian Army by holding friendly matches, the proceedings from which contribute to the better conditions of the 'jawans' at border, Dhoni has checked all the boxes for the prerequisites of being India's favourite son. Patriotism for the former captain is deep ingested in his heart. Prided with the position of Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army, Dhoni had once said: Once my cricket career is over, I would definitely like to serve in the army”. The love for his country seems to be guiding every action of the cricketing star as on Sunday, during the third and final T20I match between India and New Zealand at Hamilton, Dhoni's (almost) reflexive actions prevented the Indian tricolour from staying on the floor. Fan gives flag to Dhoni...!! pic.twitter.com/yxlNzXcsZ4 — Videos Shots (@videos_shots) February 10, 2019 Watch as one of Dhoni's millions of fans was able to rush past the security and onto the field just so he could fall on his idol's feet in love and respect. The fan happened to have a small Indian flag with him which Dhoni instantly picked up as the fan dove to the cricketer's feet, preventing the disrespect it would have meant. What's more is that while other sportspersons get finicky about fans running towards when with an object (which is totally understandable), Dhoni greeted the fan in white properly before he ran away clearly overflowing with joy as the security guard followed him in pursuit. Used to praising MSD for something or the other almost every single day, people once again took to Twitter, this time, to commend Dhoni's patriotic gesture: Dhoni never keep Flag on his helmet as he had to put it down for sometimes sums up this â£ðð»!! Massive Massive respect for this legend!!@msdhoni #MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/7wD16hYthE — MSD ð (@Vidyadhar_R) February 10, 2019 A Fan Breached Security To Touch MSD's feet at New Zealand . And Fan dropped INDIAN flag on Ground ð®ð³ . MSDhoni Picked the flag 1st #INDvNZ #Dhoni #Dhoni300 @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/vqvbjcayHE — ð®ð³ Sudhanshu Pandey ð®ð³ (@SudhanshuSK14) February 10, 2019 Thala #Dhoni da...ðð@msdhoni Respect Our National Flag.....ðð #INDvsNZt20 #IndVsNZ pic.twitter.com/vHVLG6FWyX — X-Men™ð­ (@itz_xWoLveriNe) February 10, 2019 MS Dhoni takes away the National Flag from a fan when he tries to touch his feet ð®ð³PATRIOTISM AT IT'S BEST pic.twitter.com/Rov9v8RfrA — Arvind Bishnoi (@Arvbishnoi29) February 10, 2019 He picked up the flag first. Huge huge Mr. Dhoni. @msdhoni https://t.co/ibFla4cY5z — 10 Bamboos (@Baba_Gyancho) February 10, 2019 MS Dhoni prevents Indian flag from touching the ground after a fan touches his feet in Hamilton#IndvsNz pic.twitter.com/9m652zpoVI — Sreejith p (@Sreejithp_SP) February 10, 2019
  10. Whenever it comes to styling outfits be it formal or casual wear, every little detail matters. Your outfit can be one to remember or a hit-and-miss, all because it wasn't accessorized well. Accessories like your belt, socks, jewellery, shoes play a vital role in taking an outfit from basic to next level. Accessories are often taken as an optional thing when it comes to putting an outfit together. Often we don't realize the errors that we make while matching one's accessories. Such a minimal step can transform your whole look and be the difference between a plain old meeting and a kickass first impression. Here are 4 guidelines one must consider sacred when it comes to matching accessories: 1. Match Your Belt To Your Shoes © Instagram @kartikaaryan Let's start with accessory basics, shall we? Most men know this rule already but do they actively consider it while dressing up? Here's why this is a crucial step in accessories. You need to match your belt to your shoes. Like a black belt, shoes should be worn with black shoes, a brown belt should be worn with brown footwear. Making the look uniform in colour keeps the aesthetic on point and makes you look professional. 2. Select The Right Tie © Instagram @ishabhansali Matching one's tie to their outfit is an essential step. Any old tie thrown on a shirt wouldn't compliment your outfit unless it goes with the colour scheme of the look. The right tie should stand out but have some elements of the theme of the outfit. Be careful while choosing a printed tie and remember to go for darker colours as they are more versatile. Also, your pocket squares should match your tie in some way or the other. Be it the same colour, print or pattern. 3. Matching Metals Is A Thing Too © Instagram @alifazal9 Yes. You read that right. Be it the frame of your glasses, watch, cufflinks or belt buckle, metals play an important part in making your outfit look as coherent as possible. Make sure it's all from the same metal family as shiny objects draw attention and are easily noticeable. This step would add finesse and symmetry to your outfit. Mind your metals, lads! 4. Choose The Right Sunnies © Instagram @vickykaushal09 Sunglasses are not just for the sun, they contribute an extra layer of style to your outfit. Choose your sunnies according to the setting you're planning to wear them in. The tint of your sunglasses should compliment the colour scheme of your outfit and make you stand out. Choose a rectangle or an aviator in a light tint for formal occasions and reflective sunglasses in a round or wayfarer style for more casual outings. See? It's the little details that separate boys from men.
  11. Sometimes, you really just can't help the expressions you make, and it happens even more when you're literally wrestling with someone. Then, the expression can be so funny that it turns you into a meme. That's exactly what happened to Brock Lesnar during a match on Sunday. During the WWE Royal Rumble match, Lesnar defeated his opponent Finn Balor via submission after just under nine minutes in the middle of the ring using his Kimura lock and a meme was born. His victory was also a victory for the internet as he had the most hilarious expression. When @BrockLesnar gets into THIS mode, there's no chance.#RoyalRumble #UniversalTitle pic.twitter.com/obA3DNYVi1 — WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2019 Yep, that one. At this point, I would honestly be disappointed if that didn't become a meme, but obviously, everyone came through. Here are the best ones: I can feel it. When you hit just your pinky toe against a nightstand in the dark.#RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/GCByaCHRAu — ColonelFancy (@ColonelFancy) January 28, 2019 Hmm, I'm hungry now. when mom says the pizza rolls are ready. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/ma2uNc5ebG — Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) January 28, 2019 Apparently. Once he goes into Brock face the match is pretty much done. pic.twitter.com/wJWJB7FbIo — ââºâ (ï¾´â½ï½)ï¾â (@Chocodrag0nfly) January 28, 2019 Yep. pic.twitter.com/OvwdLeBedn — Frankey Vegas ð³ð® (@FrankeyLowkey) January 28, 2019 Relatable. When your boss comes into your cube and you're on YouTube #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/Mfg2JiwwzY — Pat Bowlby (@producepat) January 28, 2019 Especially when it's something inedible. When you ask your dog what they're eating and they keep chewing #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/F8zECwFxFW — Aidan. (@AidanCunny_) January 28, 2019 And, then you get yelled at. When you try to sneak food at 2 am then all of a sudden hear your mom walking downstairs.....#RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/Uk6wmGwafS — Elijah Carey (@Elijahcarey98) January 28, 2019 So much talent. My Drawing of Brock lesnar pic.twitter.com/7ML5kMnc62 — Famous Artist (@ilyassking1) January 28, 2019 When anyone checks your browser history, tbh. When your girl checks your browser history #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/seJ0xfGxcs — Guy Manperson (@0N3L0V3) January 28, 2019 Too long. When the #RoyalRumble is going over five hours pic.twitter.com/oWp46ihq9K — Shawn Garrett (@ShawnGarrett) January 28, 2019 Honestly, the best. The greatest pro wrestling gif in the history of gifs, courtesy of Brock Lesnar. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/B2f4FRiJDj — R.Dream (@WWERDream) January 28, 2019 Sure. When the alarm clock hits after you watched 500 hours of #WWE the night before. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/aftCIDL5LY — Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) January 28, 2019 You're going to die. When you forget to take out the frozen chicken and mom sends you the "omw" text. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/toDEOhFYNe — Maverik (@OjedaE07) January 28, 2019
  12. Since school days, we've been taught how to properly tuck in our uniform shirt. But how many of us are actually doing it right? As simple as this sounds, it can make a world of a difference in your look. A man can go from drab to fab just by following a few simple guidelines that come with tucking your shirt in. The goal here is to educate you about whether to tuck in or not for all kinds of shirts that exist in your wardrobe. 1. Always Notice The Hemline © ishabhansali Shirts that have flat, even hemlines are meant to be worn untucked. But if the shirt has visibly different length variations at the hem, rather than being even all the way around — it should always be tucked in. If your shirt constantly keeps slipping out when tucked in, it was probably not supposed to be tucked in. The ideal length for an untucked shirt should be when it hits the middle of your back pocket or the zipper of your pants. 2. What Kind Of Shirt Are You Wearing? © vickykaushal09 There's more leeway when you're wearing a t-shirt, a turtleneck shirt or any other kind of shirt in terms of tucking. Polos, Hawaiians and undershirts should be worn untucked. Golfers, however, make an exception with tucking in their polo shirts for a more dressier look. T-shirts shouldn't be tucked in unless it's a particular style statement you're going for. Turtlenecks can be tucked in if worn under a blazer or a suit, but on their own just leave them untucked. 3. Consider The Occasion © twitter @r_khanna Is it a wedding? An interview? A business meeting? Dinner with your spouse's parents? Well, you should definitely tuck in your shirt for these. Adding a bonus rule here, if you're wearing a tie for the said occasion, tucking your shirt should be your first instinct. On the contrary, bachelor parties, barbecues, drinking at the local pub and sports events don't really count for occasions you need to tuck your shirt in for. 4. Observe The Layers Of The Outfit © ishabhansali If you're planning to wear a suit or a blazer over your shirt, there are a few observations you need to make. If the shirt you're wearing has a collar, tuck it in. A sweater shouldn't be tucked in unless it is of a really thin material. The fabric of the shirt matters too. Shirts in casual fabrics like denim and linen are better worn untucked, while wool and poplin shirts are more appropriate tucked in. Well, now you know how to navigate your way through the tricky world of shirt-tucking.
  13. The leopard print has an undeniably important niche in world fashion, and some would argue, that it's been overdone. In fact, memes like 'Guess who's the only one who can carry off the leopard print without looking stupid? A leopard' has been doing the rounds for the longest time. Some love it, some loathe its existence. Of late, designers all over have been trying to go a little easy on the print, unless they are into hardcore maximalism. No wonder we haven't had a lot of it in men's fashion for the longest time. However, who's the one person you'd trust to bring back a dead aesthetic, other than the quirky tiger of fashion himself? Ranveer Singh did not cut corners while reviving it, and went for it full on, just like one would expect him to. He wore a head-to-toe leopard print outfit at Umang 2019. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani Designed by Varoin Marwah, this killer ensemble is fierceness personified. While the blazer and the pants encapsulate the smaller dots, the shirt is composed of the layered brown spots found on a full-grown leopard. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani There was no holding back on Ranveer's part even in terms of footwear or accessories. He went for a pair of gutsy gold boots, and statement eyewear that complements the feline aesthetic. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani There's no holding back this tiger. Keep roaring, Baba!
  14. A good beard is an asset, and every man wants one (well, almost). But the trouble is, it's not something you can buy. You have to grow it and the situation isn't exactly even like growing muscles, which you can manage by working out and following a proper diet. Growing a beard can be a challenge if you're not gifted, and most people try to avoid being hit by this truth-bomb. Plus, some personal habits coupled with an intense disregard for patience result in super slow beard growth for some unfortunate souls. Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 7 things one should strictly avoid doing while growing a beard: 1. Excessive Trimming © Birchbox There is a beard myth that says the more you cut/trim your beard, the faster it grows. Please don't pay heed to such myths. If you don't let your beard grow out physically, it just won't. It's that simple. 2. Using Hair Shampoo On The Beard © Beard Style The composition of hair shampoo is not suitable for your beard. It will strip your beard of its natural oils, and give rise to dry, scraggly strands of hair, which will definitely hamper healthy growth. 3. Not Washing It Altogether Or Washing It Too Often © Scotchporter The beard is a tricky territory, because it's a patch of hair that's located on your face. Your face needs to be kept clean (duh!) but it must be done without causing damage to your beard. How do you do it? By coming up with a beard cleaning cycle and sticking to it. Use a good beard wash/beard shampoo to wash your beard instead of soaps/hair shampoos, but don't do it too often. Depending on the growth and density, washing your beard every alternate day or once in three days should be fine (provided you don't let food get stuck in it or roll around in the mud, face-first.) 4. Ignoring The Existence Of Beard Oils/Softeners © Fatherly As Indian men, more often than not, we attach minimal importance to grooming. Please don't let your beard suffer because of that. Use beard oils and softeners to facilitate a healthy growth. They do work, if you use them religiously. 5. Not Brushing Your Beard © Balding Beards Brushing your beard, irrespective of its size will make it grow with a proper shape. Plus, brushing improves blood circulation at the beard base, thereby resulting in much faster growth.
  15. We attach a significant amount of personally identifiable data to our social media profiles daily. I regularly use social media to share photos of my kids and holidays. I post my personal thoughts on products I've used and TV shows I've watched. I'm even tagged in location-based check-ins. It's all there in my news feed for anyone to see. I'm not alone. More and more of us live our lives through the prism of social media. We share things we love, things we loathe and things that make us laugh. With just a few clicks, you can discover a lot of information about a person. More often than not, you can see where they work, where they live and what school they went to. Scrolling through their timeline often reveals their stance on hot topics such as gun control, the current President and other recent headline news items. This information follows you when you join a Facebook Group. Your past Tweets are always available to trawl through. Indeed, there may be some groups that you decide you cannot post in as people would be able to identify you. This is particularly true for stigmatised conditions, such as financial help, illness and mental health. After all, if you were seeking help with a large amount of debt or managing an embarrassing medical condition, you wouldn't feel comfortable knowing that work colleagues, friends and family could read your posts. The benefit of anonymity for stigmatised topics "Forums can all offer some initial anonymity, a community, and information that geographically proximate others may not have. What stigma-related forums uniquely offer is that the anonymity protects those who are not ready to be publicly associated with sensitive topics; the community helps to neutralise the “spoilage” of identity that accompanies stigma." (1) Unlike social media where reams of personal data is willingly added, and which can identify you to other online users, forums allow you to add as much information as you are comfortable with. Support communities for mental health and illness flourish using forums for this reason. An individual may feel devalued in society and unwilling to share their condition over social media. "Nowadays people can both avoid and proactively cope with this devaluation by turning to online forums populated by others who share the same devalued group membership." (1) Forums offer a safe space for these individuals to seek and receive support from others without disclosing large amounts of identifiable data. Allowing a level of anonymity encourages more people to register and over time, they will develop ties with other users. For an individual with a stigmatized condition, a forum may be a real life-line in coping with the condition as face-to-face support is often limited. Adrial Dale, who owns Herpes Opportunity agrees. "In order for us to truly be able to work through the shame that stigma can trigger, it's absolutely vital for us to feel safe to open up and tell all. Through opening up, we not only get to share with an understanding and compassionate community (which normalizes our shared experiences), but we're also able to begin to release what has felt like our own solitary burden to bear. Then a magical thing can happen ... an alchemical process that transforms shame into an opportunity for connection. An opportunity for us to be accepted for who we are *behind* the thick wall of shame. And ultimately, an opportunity to accept ourselves. Especially in these days of the internet not feeling so private (even in places where it absolutely should be), having true privacy and anonymity is paramount for communities like Herpes Opportunity. Anything other than that is grounds for paranoia and holding back from sharing ourselves. (In fact, just the other day someone messaged me asking "Are private messages really private?") Fear can lead to closing ourselves off, which can lead to isolation and paranoia, which can lead to a downward spiral of self-loathing and depression. On the other hand, safety, connection and compassion creates an an okayness with the nitty-grittiness of what it means to be human." The benefit of expressing a new identity "People may strategically express identities when they think they will not be punished, and/or connect them to an audience that is valued." (1) It is arguably true that not so many years ago, tech-related communities were very much male-dominated, with female contributions valued less. Forums allow a way to create a new identity that is either gender-neutral thus allowing the male users to assume a gender, or overtly male to ensure their contributions are evaluated on merit, and not with any gender bias. Christopher Marks who owns Nano-Reef has seen this first hand. "During a discussion with a women’s group in our generally male dominant hobby, a number of women had expressed the benefit of having an anonymous username and profile when asking for help and advice on forums, they receive equal help without the unfortunate gender bias or belittling that can sometimes happen in real life when seeking the same help in person." Invision Community's Jennifer has also experience of this on her own community; RPG Initiative. "RPG Initiative is a community for all roleplayers. We focus on all text-based roleplaying forms that are hosted on the internet. We encourage roleplayers to find each other, discuss roleplay and grow as collaborative writers here at the Initiative in a safe environment." Jennifer relies on, and encourages anonymity. She knows that because her site is predominately female, some female users identify as male to increase the chances of getting others to collaborate with them. "Male players are rare, in fact, I recently ran a poll on my site and of those that responded to it less than 15% of them are male (or identify as such). So this gets them more attention and in turn, more people that want to write with them." Jennifer explains how anonymity is critical to her site's growth. "Anonymity is a difficult thing to accomplish in a small niche like mine, but it's sort of like a small town where everyone knows everyone, and they likely know all of your secrets. So enforcing rules to preserve anonymity is really important to my community and me. This includes prohibiting the "naming of names" or the "site" that the drama is coming from when seeking for advice or help. This doesn't negate that people may know the existing situation or people involved because they are also involved or know some of the people involved, but it helps cut down on the drama and the spread of negativity and false information about people." With a forum community, you can truly be who you want to be. This is not so with social media where others can create bias based on your gender, looks or topical preferences. Together, together "In her early work, Turkle argued that the internet provided myriad positive opportunities for self-transformation, but more recently, she argues that the explosion in social media options has led us to develop superficial, emotionally lazy but instantly available virtual relationships." (1) It's hard to argue against this statement when you consider the content that predominates social media. And often an endless stream of self-focused content. "Indeed, we provide clear evidence that online forums afford users a way of being genuinely “together, together”, as opposed to what Turkle calls “alone together.”(1) The bottom line is that it has been proven that allowing a degree on anonymity increases engagement across all niches, but especially those that are built to support those with stigmatised conditions. These forums have a greater sense of community and depth than those built on social media. When you allow your members to take back control of their privacy, you are empowering them to make decisions about what to share. Given how eroded our privacy is in our modern always-connected world, this is a precious gift. If you are looking to create a new community then consider this before choosing your community platform. References: 1: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S074756321500268X 2: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10410236.2017.1339370
  16. We all know that as soon as a movie releases, a pirated version of it is available online almost immediately. I'm not saying it's right, but it's inevitable. But to fight the piracy of their movie 'Uri', the makers had a brilliant idea - just make a different version of the movie and post it online because it'll be a brilliant lesson that people will never forget. The pirated version online features a normal movie scene transition into the actors talking to the person watching telling them to go to the theatres to see the movie. In the pirated version, Yami Gautam's character says, “Surgical strikes 0400 hours pe start hogi. Unki army ko pata bhi nahin chalega kikya hua.” Then, Vicky's character turns to the camera and says, “Theek usi tarah, jaise iss waqt hum aapke screen mein ghus gaye hain. Aur aapko pata bhi nahin chala.” How freaked out would you be if Vicky Kaushal started talking to you while you're watching his movie? Imagine downloading a 3-4 gb movie and then you're all settled in and ready to watch it, then Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam come on the screen to call you out! Ouch, that's gotta hurt. You'll have to live with the fact that you've just disappointed Vicky Kaushal. A movie about the surgical strike pulling off the greatest surgical strike on piracy, it really was meant to be. The pirated video has been going viral online as soon as people got to know about it. It's honestly is one of the greatest pranks ever and everyone is appreciating and praising it. This is something really amazing didn't expect this haha Really funny ðð — nandinidas (@dasnandini19) January 16, 2019 Everyone's making the same joke. Awesome Surgical Strike on Torrent wala Pirated copies. — Ajit Mishrað®ð³ (@Ajit_Mishra) January 16, 2019 The movie is still in theatres, just go watch it because downloading it online is not even an option anymore.
  17. Apple has introduced some cool and hidden features on iOS which you can find deep within the settings menu in iPhones. You can check out all the hidden iOS 12 tricks we found during our tests here. Having said that, there's a new tip going viral that allows users to use their iPhone as a microphone if you own a pair of AirPods. It works even if you are far away thanks to the Bluetooth technology on board. If u have AirPods ð§, u can press “Live Listen” to “On” and leave your phone in the room with someone and u can hear what they saying, thank me later𤫠pic.twitter.com/fC6KYmqpB4 — arnold (@arnoldcrndo) January 9, 2019 The feature was spotted on Twitter and is called “Live Listen” which basically turns your iPhone into a listening device. The person who tweeted about the feature said that it could be used as a way to cheat on a test. © MensXP After checking out the feature for ourselves, “Live Listen” is targeted towards people with hearing loss. It was introduced in a software update in September for Apple's AirPods and basically lets people with hearing listen in via the Bluetooth enabled earbuds. Basically, after turning on the feature you can point your phone towards the person you want to hear speak. You basically get to hear what the person is saying through the hearing aid feature on the AirPod. Apple describes it as "Made for iPhone hearing aids, sound processors, and now AirPods can help you have better conversations in loud places. Just turn on the Live Listen feature and move your iPhone toward the people you're talking with.¹ Live Listen uses the microphone to pick up what they're saying more clearly.” Here's how you can turn on the “Live Listen” feature: © Twitter Go to Settings Control Center Customize Controls. Turn on Hearing. 2. Put AirPods in the ear and open Control Center 3. Tap the ear icon, it should say “Live Listen” 4. To get clear audio, place the iPhone's chin facing the person to hear what they have to say. It is unclear if Apple is already aware of the situation, and if it will do something about it. Perhaps can bring in a new update where it would play a sound to alert people around the phone that the Live Listen feature is activated. For now, please be responsible and respect other people's privacy.
  18. Sports mirror the society and just like any other aspect of culture, it can act as a mechanism for both societal and political change in a country. Sports provide us with an opportunity to cheer and boo; it motivates and deflates us, and it has the capability to bring joy and sorrow in our lives. Thus, it plays an important role in shaping, modifying, and creating a culture while affecting the lives of millions of its fans. The biggest example is a country like India, where the population is so obsessed with cricket that whether it's a family dinner or a casual outing with friends, no conversation is complete without mentioning the gentleman's game. Over the years, we have been celebrating the geniuses of numerous cricketing stars who left a lasting impression in our lives with their exemplary performances. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, to name a few, have etched their name in the history books for their respective feats in the cricketing world. But, as much as their skills, it was also the demeanour of the Indian cricket team of that generation that garnered respect and admiration from fans. As all good things, must come to an end, so did the careers of the gentlemen of Indian cricket. And, what followed later was an all-out aggressive approach incorporated by the new-age Team India under the leadership of Virat Kohli. And, to be honest, there's nothing wrong with playing a sport with a bit of aggression. The Australians have thrived on it for years which played a pivotal role in their dominance in international cricket. © AP But, how much is too much? A question that has been lingering in the back of the minds of many fans and pundits before being nullified with positive results raked in by Kohli & Co. Flaunting their tattooed arms, funky hairdos and chiselled physiques, the new generation of the Indian cricket team has surely set new standards, beginning a new culture for their fans to follow. And, even if many still feel that those things might be a distraction, the fact is, as long as the on-field performances of these cricketers are not getting affected by their lifestyle choices, they're probably doing fine. However, the notion, many dreaded for, finally became a reality when Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul came on the recent episode of the popular show 'Koffee With Karan' where misogyny and sexism reached a whole new level, probably for the first time (involving cricketers) on national television. More than Rahul, it was Pandya who appeared boorish in his remarks aimed at women. Among the multiple things that left viewers shell-shocked, Pandya did his reputation no favour by claiming: "I like to watch and observe how they (women) move in the club. I'm little from the Black side, so I need to see how they move". The Baroda cricketer was either painstakingly honest (which further makes us question his character) or downright stupid in objectifying women on national TV while answering to Karan Johar's query as to why he doesn't ask women their names in the club. © Instagram/@hardikpandya93 If his personal opinion made the viewers cringe, Pandya further rattled everyone by claiming: “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, 'Main karke aya hai aaj (I had *** today)'". And, then, what followed later, "At a party, my parents asked me 'acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai (who is your interest here?)' so I said 'yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)' and they were like 'waah proud of you beta',” made us question his upbringing. I mean, no matter how accepting or understanding your parents are, I'd like to believe that no parent would tell their kids that they are proud of them, especially when they are interested in, not one, but multiple partners. Someone should have told the immature cricketer that the women are neither trophies nor are they to be brandished as possessions. As soon as the show was aired, it came as no surprise to see cricket fans from every corner of the country coming out all guns blazing against Pandya on the social media. And, it took Pandya four days to realise that he had been insensitive in his comments on the chat show. We knew a comment or clarification was around the corner, but what the Indian cricketer wrote on the social media was not even a responsible statement, let alone an apt apology. pic.twitter.com/O0UlpFm43o — hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 9, 2019 "After reflecting on my comments on Koffee With Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect," Pandya wrote on Twitter following the backlash over his remarks. He had already tarnished his image as a youth icon with his comments on the show, but the Indian cricketer still had a chance to make it right with his apology. But, sadly, the boorish attitude that irked the fans after watching him on the chat show, once again reflected in his so-called apology, that lacked responsibility on his part and acknowledgement of his mistake. His casual approach in the apology, where he conveniently claims to have gotten carried away with the nature of the show, makes for nothing more than just shifting the blame rather than owning up to his actions. If someone has followed Pandya's career so far, they'd agree that the youngster struck a chord with cricket fans for rising through the ranks on the back of relentless life struggles. From overcoming financial hardships to stepping up for his family at an early age, Pandya has been an embodiment of success, derived through hard work and perseverance. Even when he stepped up his style quotient (no matter how flamboyant it may seem), Pandya, still, was looked upon as a household boy who was finally getting his due following his persistent efforts. © Instagram/@hardikpandya93 But, sadly, all those things mean little to the fans now, thanks to his distasteful, misogynist and sexist comments on the show and an irresponsible apology which followed later. Sounding like Kim Kardashian of the cricket world, Pandya boasted of 'conquests' and possessions like a Desperado, unlike a cricketer and definitely not in sync with a youth icon. For someone who was introduced by Karan Johar as 'tomorrow's hopeful future' on his show, the 25-year-old still has a long way to go to fit that bill. And, if we cannot expect a cricketer like Pandya to be more responsible in his demeanour off the field, then all the 'Me Too' campaigns and women empowerment drives would mean nothing in our society.
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    When Delhiites Move To Mumbai

    What goes through the the mind of a Delhiite when they move to Mumbai? A lot, we're sure. Here's a look at what happens to Delhi boys when they move to Mumbai.
  20. Loki has always been a fan favourite Marvel villain and Tom Hiddleston is just a small part of it. Everyone loves the character and people even loved the 'evil' Loki, but a new development is suggesting that he might have never even been evil, he was probably never even a villain. A good day for all Loki stans, isn't it? For the theory, we have to go all the way back to the first 'Avengers' movie. Remember Loki's sceptre given to him by Thanos? We know that it can be used to control the minds of other people, and we saw that when Loki used that on Hawkeye and Erik Selvig, but what Loki probably didn't know was that it can also influence the person using it. Wonder why Thanos failed to mention that? Oh right, because the purple giant is the worst. We also know now that the sceptre also contained the mind stone, which is able to override one's thought, making Loki just as susceptible to its power as anyone else. And, this isn't just a theory anymore. Some fans noted that Marvel confirmed this theory on the official character page for Loki, and yep, the Mind stone did corrupt Loki, it's canon now. Here's the excerpt from Marvel's official website: “Arriving at the Sanctuary through a wormhole caused by the Bifrost, Loki met the Other, ruler of the ancient race of extraterrestrials the Chitauri, and Thanos. Offering the God of Mischief dominion over his brother's favourite realm Earth, Thanos requested the Tesseract in return. Gifted with a Scepter that acted as a mind control device, Loki would be able to influence others. Unbeknownst to him, the Scepter was also influencing him, fueling his hatred over his brother Thor and the inhabitants of Earth.” So basically, Loki wasn't the villain of 'The Avengers' at all. He was just as much the victim of the Mind Stone as anyone else, and there's now an explanation of why his character changed over the course of movies. I mean, all he wanted in 'Thor: Ragnarok' was a sugar daddy and live his best life as a sugar baby, that doesn't really sound villainous. The angry, self-righteous grape, now that's the villain we should all hate!
  21. The year 2018 witnessed some exciting clashes in the football world. While the clashes between arch-rivals set our hearts racing, the shock defeats pulled off by minnows did leave the giants red-faced. From the FIFA World Cup in Russia to the exciting leagues across the globe, here's a look at the major upsets that sent shockwaves across the footballing world in 2018: Germany Left Red-Faced (FIFA World Cup) © Reuters Going into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, defending champions Germany were expected to pose a grave threat to all the top contenders in Russia. And, for a team that had gone past the group-stages of the mega event sixteen times in a row, Germany's eventual disaster couldn't have possibly been predicted by a football pundit. But, Joachim Low's men stuttered and how. Amongst some desperate games, Germany's 2-0 loss to South Korea didn't just send them packing, but it also pretty much summed up their dismal outing in one of the world's biggest spectacle. The additional-time strikes from Kim Young-gwon (90+2') and Son Heung-min (90+6') didn't help South Korea to progress further in the tournament, but it did secure a famous win for the country. For only the second time in history, Germany were eliminated from the First Round at the World Cup having last done so in 1938. Real Madrid Losing To Eibar (La Liga) © Reuters Following their third consecutive UEFA Champions League title triumph earlier this year, Real Madrid and their fans were left reeling with the unexpected interview of Cristiano Ronaldo who expressed his desire of leaving Santiago Bernabeu. If that wasn't enough, the fact that Zinedine Zidane, soon, followed in the footsteps of the Portuguese, further left the Blancos in distress. Left to fend for themselves in the absence of their star man and pragmatic coach, Real Madrid had more agony to endure when they travelled to Municipal de Ipurua where Eibar cut them a sorry figure. In a game that featured the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos, Real Madrid stuttered to a shocking 0-3 defeat. Despite maintaining possession and comparatively better accuracy in passing, the visitors found themselves trailing 0-1 after Gonzalo Escalante opened the scoring for the home side in the 16th minute. Coming out in the second-half with the same scoreline, Madrid's problems quickly turned into a nightmare as they conceded two more goals in just five minutes after Sergi Enrich (52') and Kike (57') sealed Eibar's domination in one of their famous triumphs in recent times. Man City Shot To The Ground By Crystal Palace (EPL) © Reuters For a team that smashed multiple records on their way to a phenomenal title win last season, Manchester City have shown signs of frailties and vulnerabilities in the Premier League this time around. One of the top dogs of the league, Pep Guardiola's men have lost three games in the ongoing season and are currently seven points behind leaders Liverpool. Their latest 2-1 defeat against Leicester City has surely titled the tide in the Kops' favour. But, it was undeniably Crystal Palace's shocking 3-2 triumph at the home of the champions that will go down as one of the major upsets this season. Despite taking the lead through Ilkay Gundogan early on, City didn't just lose their lead, they found themselves trailing in a space of eight minutes. If Jeffrey Schlupp equalised for Palace in the 33rd minute, Andros Townsend's long-range screamer, two minutes later, sent the home crowd in a state of shock. Trailing 1-2 in the first-half, the hosts tried to up the ante in the second but Luka Milivojevic's strike from the spot-kick in the 51st minute doubled the lead for Palace. Their talisman Kevin De Bruyne did pull one back for City in the 85th minute, but Palace stood their ground to shock the defending champions. Bayern Munich Stunned By Hertha (Bundesliga) © Reuters Falling in the footsteps of Manchester City, Bayern, too, were expected to continue their dominance in the Bundesliga ahead of the season. But, what many predicted to be a comfortable season for the defending champions, eventually turned out to be quite a task. Niko Kovac's side is currently trailing arch-rivals and league leaders Borussia Dortmund by six points on the back of three losses and as many draws so far. Amongst their defeats this season, one that arguably stands out came against 8th-placed Hertha in an away game. They probably did everything right, but as said earlier, just like City, luck was not in their favour. Barcelona Shocked By Leganes (La Liga) © Reuters Even the mightiest can be humbled at times, a testimony to that came through Barcelona's surprising defeat to Leganes in an away game. Despite their star-studded line-up which included great Lionel Messi, Barcelona couldn't avoid the inevitable. Everything was going well for Barca until they lost focus for a mere two minutes, which eventually saw them conceding two back-to-back goals. The Blaugrana did try to recover but Leganes' resilience in defence sadly saw them losing the game 2-1.
  22. When life gets crazy and there are multiple things that you are stressing about, more than often, the first thing to go haywire is sleep. We don't get enough rest and are always somehow sleep-deprived! If you eat healthy and exercise regularly but still don't manage to squeeze in at least seven hours of sleep every night, you may undermine all your other efforts. You can still work towards your goal of a sound sleep with a fool-proof schedule or a purpose-built innovation designed to be the most effective sleep-inducer like the Bose Sleepbuds! This new product is the perfect thing to make sure that on-the-go millennials like us catch up on our sleep to avoid facing the perils of not getting enough sleep. But before talking more on the wonder product, here's a reality check of all the things that happen to your body when you don't sleep enough or well: 1. You Get Sick Unsplash Have you ever found yourself falling sick after having a very hectic schedule all week? That's your immune system getting its revenge. Losing sleep can impair your body's ability to fight off illness. This makes it easier to get sick. And there's even a reciprocal relationship between sleep and your immune system. You are more likely to lose additional sleep if your body is fighting off a bug and haven't had enough sleep. 2. You Gain Weight Unsplash If you've not been sleeping well, it can lead to you packing on a couple of kgs. A study examined the relationship between sleep and weight in 21,469 adults over the age of 20. It was found that people who slept less than 5 hours each night over the course of the three-year study were more likely to gain weight and eventually become obese. Those who slept between 7 and 8 hours fared better on the scale. 3. You're More Accident Prone Unsplash If you get 6 or fewer hours of sleep every night, you're three times more likely to be involved in a car accident, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The people most vulnerable are shift workers, commercial drivers, business travellers, and anyone else working long or odd hours. Think twice before getting behind the wheel if you're not sleeping enough. 4. Your Skin Suffers Unsplash Your looks suffer too! One research studied the relationship between sleep habits and the condition of the subjects' skin. The results revealed that those with too little sleep had more fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin colour, and marked looseness of the skin. The poor sleepers were also more dissatisfied with their appearance than their well-rested counterparts. 5. Your Thinking Capabilities Deteriorate Unsplash Ever noticed how to tend to not think clearly or forget things if you miss even one night of sleep. In a study published by Experimental Brain Research, a group of 18 men was given a task to complete. The first task was completed following a full night's sleep. The next task was completed after skipping a night of sleep. Brain functions including memory, decision-making, reasoning, and problem-solving worsened, along with reaction time and alertness. We've all been there. Those nights when you just can't sleep because annoying sounds like snoring, traffic, and loud neighbours are keeping you awake. If you think you have not been sleeping well, don't worry! There is a new solution: a purpose-built innovation designed to be the most effective and comfortable in-ear noise masking solution on the market- the Bose Sleepbuds! Designed for comfort, these tiny, truly wireless sleepbuds deliver uniquely engineered sounds that mask unwanted noise and lull you to sleep. So you can wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. They look like tiny headphones, but Bose noise-masking sleepbuds are uniquely designed for sleep. They don't stream music or have acoustic noise cancellation. Instead, they use pre-loaded, soothing masking sounds to cover up unwanted nighttime noises so you can get to sleep and stay asleep. If you've not been sleeping well, buy yourself a pair of sleepbuds here. And if you're a loud snorer, do your partner a favour and gift them a good night's sleep with this blessing!
  23. Have you ever heard that cardio is unimportant for gaining muscle? -Yes! How many times have you heard that cardio is important for fat loss? - A lot! Is this correct or half knowledge? Let's find out! Before we dive deep into why cardio is actually vital for muscle building, lets understand the basics of energy. Our body's energy currency/source is ATP. I'm sure you have heard this word countless number of times, starting from school's science lecture. This ATP can be generated without oxygen (anaerobic) and using oxygen (aerobic) systems. Anaerobic systems produce energy at a faster rate but it also lasts very less time approx 8-12 seconds. The aerobic system provides us with prolonged energy burning fats and carbohydrates but at a much slower pace What Most Coaches Think © Unsplash Most of the fitness coaches believe that slow paced cardio i.e. aerobic activity doesn't help much in lifting gains, as most of our lifting comprises of short bursts of movements. This is especially true if you are someone who likes to lift heavy and attempt 3-5 reps frequently, and would be thinking that your body relies more on anaerobic system. But remember, the short time nature of the anaerobic system also gets us fatigued a lot sooner which is also its limiting factor. Now that we understand the basics of energy production, let's move on to how training these two systems optimally can help us maximize muscle gains in 2019: Aerobic and Anaerobic systems act synergistically i.e. whenever an activity is performed they act together, which means Aerobic system is also involved in short bursts of activity such as lifting weights for a set or two. Ever noticed that you get breathless after doing a set of heavy squats or dumbbell presses? If yes, that can be delayed if we focus on improving our aerobic system as more of the energy will be available from aerobic systems which will help delay that burning feeling which could have helped you get those few extra reps in a working set. As the feeling of fatigue will be less you will be able to move on to the next set faster. This can ultimately help you accumulate more volume in a training session and we know that increasing volume overtime is one of the primary ways to maximize muscle hypertrophy. © Unsplash This can be very helpful for a person with a busy schedule as well, because improving your aerobic capacity will help you recover better between sets and get your training session done faster as the aerobic system helps you recover between sets by restoring ATP and phosphocreatine levels to reduce the feeling of fatigue between sets. Walking Or Jogging: How Much? This does not mean that you begin devoting a lot of time to walking or jogging. I recommend 2-3 sessions a week approximately at 60-70% Heart Rate Maximum or roughly around 120-130BPM for 20-45mins depending upon your current level of aerobic training. Sprints and interval training can also be incorporated and have been shown to improve aerobic capacity as well, but have to be monitored as they can have an impact on your recovery as they are generally more fatiguing for your joints and CNS (Central Nervous System) If you are someone who gets joint pains and aches doing cardio, you should prefer doing cardio in form of swimming, cycling or cross trainer machine. The progression should be slow over the weeks such as reducing the time for a given distance or increasing the distance keeping above variables in mind. Resting heart rate can be a good indicator of your aerobic progress and can be monitored every day upon waking up. That's it, folks! Cardio is super important not only for maximizing your muscle gains in 2019 but also to maintain a healthy heart and lifestyle Go, get on the cardio train! 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.
  24. We are big on online shopping - the massive assortment of all things nice and bright on our smartphone screens, the price slash, the crazy BOGO offers, discounts on premium brands and that rush when we hit checkout - that's the kind of shopper's high we live on all day long. Online shopping is our guilty pressure and we are totally unapologetic about it. We love great fashion sale and yes, we are always aware of know the sale that is happening around us. You see, we got the sources! But this time it's something big; something we cannot miss even for the world; something that's making us lose our calm. Flipkart's Best Of Season Sale is back and it has all our attention (and money!). This time we hear it's going to be bigger and better and we cannot help but channelise our inner Carrie Bradshaw to survive this the five days of this sale, between December 20 and 24. And while we are on it, this is exactly how we are feeling as we go head-to-head with the BOSS of all Fashion Sales. 1. The FOMO Is Real Who wants to miss the biggest sale of this year? We know we cannot miss deals like Flat 80% Off on over two lakh styles and Extra 10% Off On Day 1, that is December 20. To be honest, we have already wishlisted our stuff and are all set to add those to our cart. 2. We're Not Taking Our Eyes Off The Flipkart App Not even for once! We are totally glued to our smartphones and making sure that we get the lowest price on our favourite brands #OnlyOnFlipkart. And if you take our advice, we'd suggest you get on your Flipkart app right now. 3. We're Making Space In Our Wardrobe Because Well, More Fashion This is not your run-off-the-mill sale, this is the BOSS of all Fashion Sales! And by that we mean massive discounts on fresh collection. Think 50-80% off on amazing premium brands. So before we get on to the sale, we need to get rid of our old stuff and make some space in our wardrobe. Ok, bye! 4. We LITERALLY Cannot Decide What To Buy With mind blowing discounts on fresh stock across clothing and footwear and never-before-prices on premium brands and trends, we cannot decide what to buy. Maybe we should buy 'em all! 5. When We Finally Get Our Favourite Brand On Discount This sums up that feeling when our favourite brand gets a 50-80% off and we get another 10% discount on our SBI Debit Card. The joy is irrepressible! As we quickly add the products in our cart, we are secretly hi-fiving to ourselves in our head on our achievement of getting the best deal. What a job well done, don't you think? Well, this is how we feel as we get close to Flipkart Best Of Season Sale. Our phones are fully charged, we have memorised our credit card numbers, our wishlist is complete and we are hooked to the website. Ask any online shopaholic and they will relate to us in a heartbeat. But if you still have doubts, go have a look at the offers here. We bet you'll change your mind!
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