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  1. Break ups are bad and seemingly the one advice you always get post your break up, is keeping your distance from your ex-girlfriend. Have you heard your friends always tell you "whatever you do bro, just don't hook up with your ex, move on man"? Well, that advice is valid and legit only because you want to forget the past and move forward and maybe give someone else a chance. But there is a lingering feeling deep inside you, which probably still connects to your ex, and it's kinda inevitable and there is nothing you can do to contain that feeling really. © MensXP There may come a time where you will bump into your ex at a party or a bar, and if you haven't seen each other for long, you'll either ignore each other's respective presence or rekindle long lost conversations. Most likely, it's the latter and sometimes, those conversations could bring about latent feelings and the sexual pleasure you both derived from each other. Yes, sleeping with an ex is as common as the common cold and many of us indulge in it, and feel either ashamed or angry the next day or know for a fact that feelings for them still remain. But what if I told you, sleeping with an ex is not that bad, after all? Yes, you read that right. According to some recent research from Wayne State University, having *** with your ex might not be such a bad idea, in fact, the research argues that it may even be a 'good' idea. © MensXP The study was conducted in two parts and it analysed the daily experiences and activities of 113 individuals who'd recently broken up or were going through a break-up. Two months after the break-up, they were given a questionnaire to fill. The questionnaire asked if they'd tried to have physical contact with their ex and if they were emotionally attached to them and how they felt, every day, after they'd had some form of physical contact with their ex. The second part was somewhat similar, where 372 participants were asked to take a survey, which asked them similar questions about physical contact with their ex's and their level of attachments with them. The result was quite fascinating actually. Rather than expecting that sleeping with an ex is emotionally turbulent and can leave feelings to linger on, hindering your ability to move on, while prolonging the heartbreak, the researchers found that sleeping with an ex really didn't stop the day-today healing process. The participants who pined after their exes were more likely to have *** with them and even after that they didn't feel heartbroken or emotionally stunted, or even upset. In fact, hooking up with their ex, left them feeling more positive, every day. © MensXP "This research suggests that societal handwringing regarding trying to have *** with an ex may not be warranted. The fact that *** with an ex is found to be most eagerly pursued by those having difficulty moving on, suggests that we should perhaps instead more critically evaluate people's motivations behind pursuing *** with an ex." - the lead researcher, Stephanie Spielmann said in an interview with an international publication. But that being established, it's always necessary to know where you stand with your feelings and your emotions. There may have been research conducted to establish that *** is good with the ex but more often than not, it's subjective. If you feel mangled up and distraught after any form of physical contact with them or if you feel that physical intimacy with an ex acts as a deterrent for you to move on successfully, then you have to weigh your decision well. But if you think like the rest of the subjects from the research, your feelings are intact and you feel good about it, then, of course, go for it. But remember, don't have any expectations. if you're sleeping with an ex, in order to win them back, it may lead to more complications later and leave you more heartbroken than before!
  2. The year was 2018, when suddenly this one rugged looking man, with a chiselled face and olive skin, started grabbing eyeballs every time he graced the screens. It was more than his looks though (well quite honestly, his simple features and boy-next-door vibes did wonders too), people were intrigued by this actor who was seen portraying different characters each time, each distinct, and better than the last. © Twitter Vicky Kaushal was finally here, and what an entry it had been. Women swooned over the chivalrous Iqbal Syed in 'Raazi', while others sought friends like Kamlesh in 'Sanju' and a lover as fun and easy-going as Vicky in 'Manmarziyaan'. However, it is 2019 that witnessed Vicky Kaushal's greatest arrival and how! Vicky's 'Uri' broke multiple industry records and put him right at the top in Bollywood. © Twitter He is currently one of the busiest and most sought after stars in the Hindi film industry and there's no guessing why. Directors love him, but his fans are absolute nuts over this guy. © Reuters Yet, all this success, popularity and fame hasn't gotten into his head one bit. And fans love him for being so rooted and humble at all times. Take, for instance, this recent Twitter exchange between Vicky and one of his fans. © Twitter The fan tweeted, saying: @vickykaushal09 my wifey saw you today in the jam jam cafe, was sitting next to your table but too shy to come up and talk. And thought that privacy should be given to the stars. I am saying hi ð on her behalf and we really love your acting. Take care!! — KapilArtistry (@ArtistryKapil) June 12, 2019 Vicky decided to respond to this honest admission and message, and tweeted to Kapil. Pass my regards. I appreciate her for respecting my privacy. Next time, feel free, I'd be happy to have a conversation :) https://t.co/4Si2zSUpaV — Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) June 12, 2019 Not only was that a wonderful gesture on Vicky's part, but his thoughtfulness in suggesting that they introduce themselves the next time is truly heartwarming. Fellow fans cannot seem to get over his humility either. Such a humble person you areð­â¤ @vickykaushal09 — Vaanya Bansal (@BansalVaanya) June 12, 2019 How sweet and kind of you... ððð — Priya Arya (@priyasris) June 13, 2019 This is so heart warming to read. Not only a brilliant actor but a good person. Hope I can meet you 1 day 2. Cant wait for bhoot although I hate horror films...only 4 u — VGThoughts (@VGthoughts) June 12, 2019 Traits of a superstar-in-the-making.... — Jayesh Kumar Dey (@dey_jayesh) June 13, 2019 This is called a HUMAN BEING . Thanks for making your fans special. — manish only (@manishs90616427) June 13, 2019
  3. Ayushmann Khurrana is literally the man of the hour RN. Ever since the trailer for 'Article 15' rolled out, we can't stop looking at his amped-up, fashion-forward appearances. This man has been wise in making his style choices and knows exactly how to arrive all spiffed up, no matter the occasion. From sporting a whacky printed blazer to donning a long plaid shirt, Ayushmann has left no box unchecked and brings his A-game every damn time. As for his latest look, Ayushmann is camouflaging our feed with this statement-making outfit. Check it out: A splendid choice that steers clear of the usual, has to be a neon camouflage hype tracksuit by Abhishek Paatni, courtesy AK's stylist, Isha Bhansali. Casual, street and sharp, the silhouettes are engineered with modern fashion dialogue. © Instagram/Isha Bhansali But what grabbed our attention the most were his White Gucci sneakers. Ayushmann opted for Rhyton sneakers with NY Yankees™ print. The chunky sneakers have a retro vibe that looks minimal yet fashionable. We totally recommend these street-cred shoes that are comfortable and a worthy move to cop this summer. © Gucci As far as the design goes, the sneakers are inspired by the New York Yankees Baseball Hat which is incorporated in the Cruise 2019 collection. The inner sole has a blue rosebud print while the outer leather is debossed with the Gucci logo at the back sole. The heel centre is elevated, lending enough height to look suave and sophisticated. These sneakers are also available in eclectic blue colour. © Gucci © Gucci © Gucci When it comes to the cost of these white sneakers in India, they retail at a price of Rs 61,823. © Gucci © Gucci White Sneakers will always be on the fashion radar and no matter where you plan to nail the outfit, these trendsetters are a surefire way to stand out than the rest. I mean, look at them. © Gucci These white Gucci sneakers are truly a great investment at the price of Rs 61,823. They dial up the style formula and make a dramatic statement each time you step out wearing them. Not just that, these sneakers do the talking even with the most basic outfit of yours. Don't we all want that?
  4. Kartik Aaryan may have started small in the industry, but the man has now broken all the stereotypes of an outsider not making a mark in Bollywood, and has established himself as a superstar. Kartik became the national crush just after his debut with 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' and from that point on, there was no stopping him. The star is basking right now in his much-deserved glory after the success of his films like 'Luka Chuppi', 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' and 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2'. He has gained popularity amongst the youth as well as family audiences and this is why he has become the go-to actor for even the popular brands. Kartik was much appreciated for his role in 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' and the songs from the movie were at the top of everyone's party playlists. And now, looks like Kartik has found a new fan, courtesy his song 'Bom Diggy Diggy'. His song has got the attention of our Desi Girl's hubby Nick Jonas, who has now become Kartik's fan. We wonder how would Kartik react to this rather interesting development. It will be interesting to see Nick grooving with Kartik to this song. Considering Nick himself is a sensation in the music space, it's totally an achievement for Kartik. View this post on Instagram Priyanka's fans are everywhere & she's so loved worldwide!! Desi Girl & lal dupatta always gonna remain iconic. Also Nick's fav bollywood songs are "bom diggy" & "desi girl" ⤠A post shared by i love you Priyanka Chopra ðð§ð© (@priyankachopra.updates) on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:49am PDT Kartik has a huge fan following in India but now, we can say that he has surely managed to spread his wings and is getting popular beyond the border as well. Recently, on a chat show, Kartik revealed that his journey in Bollywood has been full of struggles and it wasn't a cakewalk. "There have been situations in my life where I thought that it's not working out. During my struggling days also, I used to think, 'I don't know what's going to happen.' Because there is no particular way ki yeh film mujhe mil payegi ya first film bhi milegi ki nahi kabhi life mein. 'What am I going to do if it doesn't happen?'" he said. View this post on Instagram Honored to embark on a journey with my Favourite #ImtiazAli's Next with @saraalikhan95 ð and @randeephooda releasing on 14th Feb, 2020 â¤ï¸ #JioStudios @imtiazaliofficial #DineshVijan @reliance.entertainment @wearewsf @maddockfilms ð¸ - @imtiazaliofficial â¤ï¸ Aur ji haan, issi film ki shooting chalu hai ð𤫠A post shared by KARTIK AARYAN (@kartikaaryan) on Mar 20, 2019 at 8:34am PDT On the work front, Kartik is busy shooting for Imtiaz Ali's next project, which also stars Sara Ali Khan.
  5. Apple announced a bunch of new features that will be coming to iOS 13. However, not many were detailed at WWDC 2019. The next major update for iOS is expected to roll out when the new iPhone is announced and a public beta will roll out sometime in July. There will be many new features and performance upgrades that you should be taking advantage of. Here are some of the reasons why you should upgrade to iOS 13 when it is made available. It Will Make The iPhone Faster Apple Every year Apple wants to bring updates that are beneficial to iOS devices and the majority of it has to do with making iPhones faster. It was the first thing Apple mentioned at WWDC's presentation and the company is expected to make huge leaps. Apple claims that iOS 13 will make the Face ID unlock speed faster than ever before; in fact, it will be 30 percent faster. The company also mentioned that App launch speeds will also be boosted considerably. When it comes to App downloads, iOS 13 will reduce the size of the apps by half and updates will also be smaller by 60 percent. Streaming Music To Two AirPods Apple Ever wanted to share music with your friends but you couldn't since the iPhone no longer supports a headphone jack? With iOS 13 you will now be able to send music to two separate AirPods at the same time. This will enable users to enjoy music or a movie together without having the need of sharing AirPods. Bluetooth has traditionally only allowed a single connection to earphones or an audio device. However, this new feature will change the way we share music with friends. Privacy Above All Else Apple Apple has always been upholding Privacy as one of the most important features of any of their products. The company has consistently attacked Google, Facebook and other businesses that target users and track their activity. Apple has now introduced a “Sign In With Apple” feature that basically blocks apps from tracking sensitive information. It gives users the power to allow apps to access location data, information and other personal data. Apple has also taken necessary steps to inform users which apps are tracking them in the background without their permission or knowledge. “Sign In With Apple” will also substitute your email address with a random email forwarding address so that you are not bothered with marketing emails and spam. This will let users not reveal their true email addresses and can disable the random email address from receiving communication whenever they want to. Find Apple Devices Even When Offline We often forget our iPhone, MacBook, iPads and AirPods in cafes or other public spots on busy days. Earlier, we could use the Find My iPhone app to locate our devices; however, it had to be connected to a network. With iOS 13, the Find My app will now be able to locate a lost or stolen device even when it is not connected to an internet connection. Apple Basically, an Apple device that is lost will basically ping other nearby Apple devices to detect its location. The information will be relayed back to Apple's servers securely and then will be transmitted to your Find My app. It will basically use Bluetooth to communicate with other Apple devices and all the information from your lost device will remain private and secure. Better Battery Life Macrumours iOS 13 will also come with a new feature that will extend your iPhone's battery life and health. It's called the "Optimized Battery Charging" feature that will basically learn from your usage habits for more effective and balanced charging. For example, if you charge your smartphone at night while sleeping, this feature will charge your iPhone to 80% and then wait an hour or so before you wake up to charge it up to 100%. This basically keeps your iPhone charged at optimum capacity and then charge the remaining capacity when you actually need it. Dark Mode FTW Apple Apple finally heard the fans and is bringing a Dark Mode feature as a part of the iOS 13 update. Dark Mode has a few advantages such as putting less strain on your eyes, look pretty and also help in conserving battery life. However, the Dark Mode will be most effective on devices that use OLED displays i.e the iPhone XS, XS Max and X. OLED displays are the best for displaying deep black colours as there isn't much grey light leakage. Dark Mode will be applicable to everything from the lock screen, notifications and the overall UI. Users will be able to fire up the mode from the Control Center and even set it up according to the local sunrise and sunset schedule. Dark Mode will automatically activate when it is evening and revert to the brighter interface during the day.
  6. Shahid Kapoor possesses the rare ability to exude an impish, boyish charm, and also come off as a complete 'mard' when he wants to. He can easily pull off a college-going Rajiv in 'Ishq Vishk', a fierce emperor, Raja Ratan Rawal Singh, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat' and then channelling his inner insanity by playing a crazy drug addict in 'Udta Punjab'. Over the years, we have seen Shahid prove the fact that every role he takes up, he plays it convincingly on the big screen. Now, he is gearing up for his next release, 'Kabir Singh', which is an adaptation of Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey's blockbuster movie 'Arjun Reddy'. The trailer has already left everyone waiting with bated breath, as Shahid's character is seen struggling majorly with the consequences of a bad breakup and ends up choosing alcohol and drugs to overcome the pain he is going through. Cliched, I know, but Shahid adds a little something extra to this otherwise heard-so-much-about role. View this post on Instagram #Bekhayali out now! . . . Link in bio. @kiaraaliaadvani @sandeepreddy.vanga #BhushanKumar @muradkhetani #KrishanKumar @ashwinvarde @santha_dop @filmykothari @sachetparampara @sachettandon @thakurparampara @kamil_irshad_official @tseries.official @kabirsinghmovie @cine1studios A post shared by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on May 25, 2019 at 3:24am PDT Earlier, there were reports that Arjun Kapoor was first approached for the role but then director Sandeep Vanga was already in talks with Shahid for the role. “Shahid and I were already in talks, so I couldn't just jump to another actor It's not about whose acting calibre is greater but about the commitment,” said the director in an interview. 'Kabir Singh' is releasing this month and here's why we think Shahid Kapoor is an apt choice to play the fierce character: 1. Convincing As A Heartbroken Romantic View this post on Instagram Making everyone spell love all over again! #TujheKitnaChahneLage (Link In Bio) . . . . @kiaraaliaadvani @sandeepreddy.vanga #BhushanKumar @muradkhetani #KrishanKumar @ashwinvarde @santha_dop @filmykothari @arijitsingh @mithoon11 @tseries.official @kabirsinghmovie @cine1studios A post shared by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on Jun 1, 2019 at 10:16pm PDT If you have seen the trailer, Shahid does look convincing as a lovelorn man. You empathize with his character as breakups in our era are pretty much relatable. You can see his violent streak and how he has drenched himself in alcohol and drugs to get over the pain that comes with a tough breakup. 2. He Can Handle The Pressure Of A 'High-Risk' Role When the trailer was released, it was a sure shot thing that it would be compared to 'Arjun Reddy'. If you have watched 'Arjun Reddy', you can easily vouch for that fact that Shahid has gotten the body language and holistic characteristics just right. Despite having a bar set really high, even before the movie hits the screens, Shahid seems to have taken that fact into his stride, and pull off a rather convincing performance. 3. He's Got That 'Bad-Boy' Beard Nailed To A T View this post on Instagram #kabirsingh out in 2 months. 21st June. #waitforit @kiaraaliaadvani @sandeepreddy.vanga #BhushanKumar @muradkhetani #KrishanKumar @ashwinvarde @tseries.official @cine1studios @kabirsinghmovie A post shared by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on Apr 21, 2019 at 2:33am PDT Well, you can totally take inspiration from his bearded look and probably, you can also keep such a beard for your next date. Although, the beard in his situation is the result of a broken heart. Again, cliched, but Shahid pulls it off so well. 4. Stepping Out Of His Comfort Zone Shahid has always aced even those roles which don't seem to come naturally to him and goes beyond his limits, just to get it right on the big screen. We are sure that 'Kabir Singh' is going to be worth our while and can't wait for its release. Are you looking forward to the movie? Let us know in the comments section.
  7. We have often heard people say that World War III will be fought over access to drinking water, and as the days go by, it seems more and more likely that this prediction will come true. Sooner or later, people across the world will be fighting over every glass of drinking water if the situation is not brought under control at the earliest. However, it seems a Rajasthan village is already facing the wrath of nature wherein owing to extreme weather conditions, the residents of Parasampura village have started keeping their limited supply of drinking water under lock and key. © ANI The news came to light after an ANI report shared how the villagers have come up with a bizarre solution of keeping their water containers locked to prevent theft of drinking water. At a place where even water tankers visit only once in ten days, the villagers have no option but to ration their drinking water and guard it with their lives. A resident even compared the blessing of having clean drinking water to be as valuable as gold and silver. Bhilwara: Residents of Parasrampura village in Hurda collect water in a drum & keep it locked to prevent stealing of water; say, "water tankers comes on a gap of 10 days. Water has become more precious to us than gold & silver, so we keep it locked." #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/H2ZuckZib8 — ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2019 Yesterday, Rajasthan recorded astonishingly high temperatures with the mercury touching 50-degrees-Celsius in certain areas. We suppose it's high time we acknowledge our privileges, do our bit to save water and stay clear of exploiting natural resources before it's too late.
  8. iTunes is regarded as one of the most iconic music applications, that has been a part of Apple's ecosystem for 18 years. It was initially used to manage music for Apple's iPod and iPhone products and later became a comprehensive store for selling music, movies and TV shows, that was later expanded to devices such as the iPad and Apple TV. However, reports are now suggesting that the Cupertino giant is now going to bid goodbye to the iconic application and replace it with existing applications that support subscription services. © Apple Bloomberg reports that Apple is expected to announce three separate apps for music, TV and podcasts that will basically replace the iTunes store. The move is said to come to streamline content on separate platforms. Apple has already announced a new Apple TV+ service and it seems like it may be the reason for the shutting down of iTunes. The move is expected to be announced tonight at Apple's annual WWDC event. Currently, the iTunes application is only available on MacBooks and iMacs as iPhones and iPads already offer separate applications for TV, Music and Podcast. By streamlining these apps, Apple will become a multifaceted service provider as well. © Apple Due to this report, Apple users have already responded with concerns on Twitter. However, Apple has assured that music, movies and TV shows that have already been purchased by users from iTunes will still be available on the Music app with an Apple Music subscription. Users who have redeemed iTunes gift cards will also be credited to the Apple ID balance. This balance can be later used on the App Store, upgrade iCloud storage or for buying one of the subscription services from Apple. Source: Bloomberg
  9. Apple announced a brand new iPod touch yesterday with a familiar design targeting a familiar audience. Apple has always been deeply involved with music and if you love to listen to music on-the-go, the new iPod touch is for you. The iPod touch is probably the only comprehensive portable music device you can buy right now and Apple has updated it with some great features and hardware. Apple customers may already own an iPhone but not everyone has upgraded to the latest device and are taking advantage of some exclusive features such as Augmented Reality games and the ability to use AirPods without any hassle. The iPod touch is the perfect gadget for someone who doesn't really need a new phone but still wants access to his/her music. The iPhone SE is also a great option to look at; however, storage space can be an issue as it maxes out at 128GB. So here are some of the reasons why you should think about buying an iPod touch if love listening to music: Upgradeable Software The new iPod touch comes with A10 Fusion chip which means you can upgrade the firmware of your iPod touch to at least iOS 14 when it comes out. Apple does a great job at optimising iOS for devices with older chipsets and the iPod touch will be no exception. It's More Than Just Music The iPod touch comes with Apple's A10 Fusion chip which basically enables Augmented Reality (AR) features, Group FaceTime and iMessage communication. Since the iPod touch is not a full-blown smartphone, you can use the iPod touch for various purposes such as gaming, basic communication and internet browsing. Gaming © Apple Since the iPod touch has Apple's A10 Fusion chip, it can handle most graphics intensive games and will be an integral part of Apple's upcoming Apple Arcade subscription platform. Apple Arcade will have the ability to people play games offline, and if you love to game on-the-go, the iPod touch is perfect for you. Augmented Reality © YouTube If you are interested in Augmented Reality apps, websites and games, the iPod touch is capable of delivering the same experience as the iPhone. It is by far the cheapest product by Apple if you want to use it for playing AR games. Augmented reality is also being used as a great tool for educational applications it puts virtual items in the real world around you. Music © Apple The primary purpose of having the iPod touch is for having the ability to store music on your device for offline play. You can also take advantage of music streaming by using Apple Music or Spotify and keep your favourite music locally downloaded on your device. If you love streaming radio, you have access to countless apps from the App Store or you could always listen to my favourite Beats 1 channel on Apple Music. It Has A Headphone Jack The iPod touch is one of Apple's latest devices that has a headphone jack. If you have invested in a nice pair of cans or earphones, you finally have a small device that is deeply integrated with Apple's ecosystem and enjoy music the way you want to. Using wired headphones always deliver a better audio experience and you can read more about it here It Works With AirPods If you are one of those people that prefer convenience over sound quality, you can pair Apple's AirPods seamlessly with the new iPod touch. This is partly thanks to the A10 Fusion chip and it was the same chipset that enabled the feature on the iPhone 7.
  10. The International Shooting Sport Federation's Shooting World Cup is currently in action in Munich, Germany and the Indian contingent is burning it up in Deutschland, ahead of the rest of the participating countries, including China, with three gold medals on the fourth day of the tournament. The first medal for Team India in the German city came at the hands of Apurvi Chandela, who outscored Chinese shooters Luyao Wang and Hong Xu in the women's 10m Air Rifle final with a 633.0 points in the qualifiers and 251.0 points in the final. .@apurvichandela, what game & what spirit! You have taken Indian shooting miles ahead by winning Gold in 10m air rifle at the ISSF Shooting World Cup. Congratulations on winning your second gold of the year! To many more! Keep making India proud.ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/2XOybs2O5X — Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 27, 2019 Despite the unfortunate elimination of the national favourite in Manu Bhaker after a double weapon malfunction in the seventh series, it was Rahi Sarnobat who held the fort for the Indian contingent on the third day and went on to score perfect 5s in the eighth and ninth series to end her run with a total of 37 points which got her the gold in the women's 25m pistol event. Rahi Sarnobat wins GOLDð¥ in #ISSFMunichWC in Women's 25m Pistol event. She earned a quota as well for India in #TokyoOlympics. Manu Bhaker will be devastated as her pistol malfunctioned at the wrong time when she was looking good for 2nd quota.@ISSF_Shooting @OfficialNRAI pic.twitter.com/0ihycNVdac — ð®ð³ Soumya Sarkar ð®ð³ (@SarkarSpeaking) May 27, 2019 Everyone present at the event however, was in awe of the 17-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary who in a brilliant performance of precision and focus won the gold in the men's 10m Pistol event while breaking both the junior and senior world records in the process. 17-yr-old Saurabh Chaudhary wins Goldð in 10m Air Pistol Event of Shooting World Cup (Munich). Broke his own world record with 246.3 points in the final (previous record 245 pts). Congrats champ. ðâð pic.twitter.com/V7sUXf9qcO — Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) May 27, 2019 Other than the fact that these young shooters are achieving success at the world level and dominating the shooting sports fraternity worldover, the reason why acknowledging their efforts is a lot more crucial that a lot of people think. While the final moment heroics of Rahi Sarnobat in the World Cup in Munich, got her a spot in the Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics 2020, other shooters like Bhaker, Chaudhary and Chandela are also extremely likely to join her in the quest for bagging as many medals for their nation at the greatest spectacle on sports on earth. These sportspersons decided to do something different. In a country of cricket craving people, they decided to achieve greatness in something which is not that mainstream and have been doing it on a constant basis. Even though the ICC World Cup 2019 is just around the corner and the entire nation is rooting for the Men in Blue to win their third World Cup title, all we request for is a small amount of your appreciation for these athletes too.
  11. The Olympia is the showdown when it comes to bodybuilding and physique competitions of the world. Athletes grind and grind to achieve their pro cards to reach the coveted stage and rub shoulders with the world-class athletes to get their hands on the coveted trophy called the Sandow. The Sandow has a rich history too which can be a topic for a different day altogether. © Getty Images The 2018 Olympia was a major shocker for most followers in the sport and more importantly the men's physique and men's bodybuilding categories. In the men's physique, Brandon Hendrickson dethroned the 4-time champion Jeremy Buendia and in men's bodybuilding, it was Shawn Rhoden who took the coveted Sandow off the hands of the SEVEN-time champion Phil Heath. The fans yet seem to be split on who deserved it more. Half are condemning the new Mr O whereas the other half are cherishing the new champ. © Getty Images Here are a few things that you should know of Shawn Rhoden and why do I believe he deserved to win the Sandow this year: 1. He Got The Fans Reminiscing Of The 'Golden' Era A lot of bodybuilding legends including Arnold Schwarzenegger have openly criticized that men's bodybuilding is a dying sport where the new-era bodybuilders only focus on size and muscle, totally compromising the aesthetics which was the utmost focus of the bodybuilder's of Arnold's era. The huge midsection and the gut that made bodybuilders look pregnant were the trademarks of these mass monsters. Rhoden, when he stepped on stage, boasted size, fullness, and muscularity without looking like the criticized mass monsters. He had a good balance of aesthetics along with the muscle and got the fans reminded of the golden era of bodybuilding. 2. He Was In The ICU Just Seven Months Before Olympia Shawn was forced to pull out of Arnold Classic 2018 due to a health scare and was in a very terrible health condition. Shawn was on nobody's radar and nobody expected him to turn up and dethrone the most dominating bodybuilder of this decade. In an Instagram post before Arnold Classic 2018, he wrote - "Not only did I have the horrible flu going around but my haemoglobin level was at 4 (should be around 14). I lost A LOT of blood due to two ulcers bleeding into my intestine over a period of time. I was given 6 blood transfusions that brought my body back to levels where my body could reproduce enough blood on its own to normal levels. Since it is so close to the Arnold, I am disappointed that I must announce that I will not be competing in this years Arnold Classic 2018." 3. He Is The Oldest Mr Olympia At the ripe age of 43, Shawn Rhoden tied the record for the oldest Mr Olympia champ along with Chris Dickerson. Chris won the Mr O title at the same age back in 1982. The way Shawn turned up this year and beat one of the most celebrated and accomplished Mr O of this decade has been a welcome surprise for the fans. Him dominating the stage has also got many people anticipating the return of the Golden Era. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  12. Back in time, taking a plunge into the cold water only meant complaining. But, in 2019, we are in favour of icy, cold water showers. So, why would anyone even consider getting into this dreadful process? It sounds crazy to put yourself through so much when you are only hoping to gently ease out of the bed in the morning. Well, the icy blast of cold showers will earn you benefits that you never knew before. Take a look! 1. Breathe easy Getty Images Sometimes when you get into the shower, you certainly feel breathless. But, cold showers let you relax and take long breaths, instead of the faster breathing technique you were used to. This gives a massive boost to your body to function the whole day. 2. Muscle Recovery Getty Images Taking cold showers is quite a famous technique in athletes. Blood circulation in the body improves, giving your muscles an opportunity to recover from the night soreness. 3. Improved metabolism Getty Images Another amazing benefit of taking cold showers is that it boosts your metabolism and ultimately helps you lose weight. The healthy fat inside your body works a great deal when given a chance to enter into cold showers, Now, who doesn't wish to have a hot, steamy body? 4. Staying alert Getty Images The shock of cold water instantly revives your body from the sleepy state. Cold water, alongside energising your body, also helps in higher state of alertness. This benefit is literally what we need in our daily lives. 5. Improved hair and skin condition Getty Images Research says that taking cold showers help control loss of natural oils. Cold showers are an anti-ageing process that don't make the natural oils disappear. In fact, they grant us with smoother skin and shinier hair! 6. Prevent Varicose Veins Getty Images Majorly noticed in elder citizens, Varicose Veins take place in our legs and they are quite a common sign of ageing. Cold water can reverse the whole process and stimulate the muscles. 7. Boost testosterone Getty Images Heat can damage the testosterone production, but switching to cold showers can alleviate stress and make sure that your body recovers from the damage caused. Taking cold showers leads to producing the right amount of testosterone. No more 'oops' situations for you!
  13. Over the last few years, Creatine has gained a lot of popularity amongst athletes and fitness enthusiast. With this surge in popularity, supplement manufacturers have also started offering various forms of Creatine. They claim that these other forms have different usage and some even claim that they are even more effective than the regular Creatine Monohydrate. © Getty Images In this article, I will tell you why the traditional Creatine Monohydrate still remains the best choice as compared to other options available in the market. The other options in which creatine is available these days are the following:- Creatine Ethyl Ester Liquid Creatine Creatine Hydrochloride Creatine Magnesium Chelate Now, let's see why Creatine Monohydrate still beats the other contenders? 1. Better Research Data Available Than Others – At least hundreds of studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of Creatine till date. It is interesting to know that around 90 per cent of them were conducted on Monohydrate only. Only a handful of studies have been conducted on other forms of Creatine out of which only a few of them were conducted on humans. Thus, it won't be wrong to say that conclusive evidence for the effectiveness of creatine is not available for any other form except for Monohydrate. 2. Monohydrate Form Is More Effective Than Others – Creatine Monohydrate has proven to be effective in increasing the strength, power, muscle mass and overall exercise performance in athletes and trained individuals. © Getty Images When Creatine Monohydrate in powdered form was compared to liquid and other forms, the results were not similar. In a study conducted by the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation USA it was established that Creatine Monohydrate is better absorbed and effective than ethyl ester and other liquid forms of creatine. In another study conducted by The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, New Zealand, a group of cyclists who consumed Creatine Monohydrate in powdered form was able to increase their performance by ten per cent and the group that consume liquid creatine had no changes in their performance levels. 3. Better Availability – Creatine Monohydrate is easily available as compared to other forms of creatine in the market. Almost every supplement company manufactures it and you can easily find it in any random supplement store and online stores as well. On the other hand, there are only a few manufacturers who manufacture creatine hydrochloride or liquid creatine. Due to limited demand, manufacturers and distributors have limited supply with them. In fact, this is one of the reasons that you find hydrochloride and other forms of creatine as a blend with various pre-workout brands. They are added to the ingredient profile to make the product sound better than others. © Getty Images 4. Cost-Effective – Creatine Monohydrate is one of the cheapest supplement available in the market. It's per serving cost is the lowest as compared to any other supplement as well as any other form of creatine. Since other forms of Creatine have less demand, their supply is less and hence come at a higher price than monohydrate. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  14. You must have heard so many times from gym trainers and fitness enthusiasts that you need to ignore all your favourite foods, especially carbs if you want to put on muscle. Unfortunately, this is nothing but proof of the growing misinformation in the industry. All the macronutrients, i.e. protein, fats, and carbs are important for you. Here's the role of every macronutrient and why you should consume them in order to build muscle: 1. Eat Your Protein To Build Muscle & Lose Fat © Getty Images Protein is your best friend when it comes to building muscle. Protein is so important during a cutting phase, that its consumption actually needs to go up as calories go down. So, as you decrease your intake of carbs and fat in an attempt to lose body fat, protein intake becomes more important because it'll help you to prevent muscle loss when dieting. Not only does dietary protein helps preserve lean muscle when your calorie deficit is high, but it also helps you feel more satiated, which helps you stick to your diet. Additionally, because of the thermic effect of food (TEF), protein consumption also speeds up your metabolism by about 25%. Remember, the thermic effect of food is the energy you expend digesting and absorbing what you eat. What To Eat: Lean meats like chicken breast, turkey breast, and lean fish certainly fit the bill. There are also some types and cuts of red meat that are 90% lean or more. Egg whites, greek yoghurt, and whey protein. For vegetarians- whey protein, greek yoghurt, etc. When To Consume: The two most important times to have protein are before and after resistance training workouts. This is especially important when your goal is to keep all your muscle. Then just disburse your protein fairly evenly throughout the day. How Much Should You Have? If your goal is to build muscle then 1.6-2.0g/kg/day If your goal is to lose fat then 2.0-2.5/kg/day 2. Eat Your Veggies © Getty Images The vast majority of vegetables have very few calories, yet contain an order of micronutrients that enable your body to perform optimally. Veggies are usually fibrous carbs. This means it's a vegetable that's high in fibre (and water) yet low in calorie. So they'll help fill you up and keep you full longer, improve your health and performance while having negligible calories. Not prioritizing vegetable intake is probably the main defect I see among athletes and lifters. It's a mistake I've made too. I've since realized micronutrient intake from a variety of vegetables is a critical component of any good diet. What, When, And How Much: Most vegetables qualify as fibrous carbs, but not all. Like- spinach, broccoli, bell peppers, zucchini, fenugreek, cauliflower, etc. Now, when should you eat veggies? Every meal, except pre and post meal to digest protein and carbs as soon as possible How Much: 2-4 servings per day. An added advantage is that proper fibre intake can help you to look hard and shredded, as fibre decreases bloating effect. 3. Eat Your Fats For Your Hormones © Getty Images Some of you must have heard that dietary fat doesn't automatically turn into body fat, and some of you must have heard that it does. Dietary fat is a great source of steady energy, partly because it doesn't lead to blood sugar spikes and the highs and lows in energy that comes with that. Dietary fat also has positive effects on your brain and the rest of your nervous system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, and more. For example, maximizing testosterone levels and insulin sensitivity are just two ways of eating the right types of fat can help you. What To Eat: Think avocados, olives, fatty fish, oils, butter, fatty meats, etc. When To Eat: With the possible exception of pre and/or post-workout, which are your carb-heavy meals, you should have a plentiful dose of healthy fat with every meal. How Much: A good range of intake is around 20-35% of your total calories per day. 4. Eat Your Carbs To Aid Performance © Getty Images Carbs provide energy. More correctly, carbs provide a faster-burning source of energy. This makes carbs the optimal source of fuel for high-intensity exercise, like weight training. You really don't need carbs to fuel low-intensity activities, which is almost everything most of us do on a daily basis. Dietary fat (and your own body fat) serve as perfect roots of energy for these low-intensity activities including walking. What To Eat: Any carb source which you like can be counted in your carb intake. Like rice, pasta, fruits, veggies, bread, ice cream, etc. Yes, you can eat ice cream and lose fat. Because it's all about net energy balance in the end. When To Eat: When you're trying to lose fat quickly, the only reason to have a decent-sized portion of carbs is to fuel and refuel from a high-intensity activity in which you need to perform well. For the vast majority, eat your carbs before and after a workout. Don't eat carbs just to eat carbs; work for them! If you like more carbs than fats then make sure you utilize them during your training and activities outside the gym. How Much To Eat: An ideal intake is to consume 3-5g/kg/day. Minimum 1g/kg/day. Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  15. He has an image of being the 'Unsuitable Boy' and he is proud to carry this tag. There are no brownie points in guessing who we talking about. It's none other than Karan Johar, and the man is celebrating his 47th birthday today in a rather intimate style in New York. He is undoubtedly one of the leading producers and filmmakers in Bollywood and we can't deny it. After all, he is the man who changed the idea of seeing romance on the screen. Karan carries this boss-like attitude with him at all times and never let the negativity seep in and drag him down. “It's okay to be imperfect, it's okay to not resonate with the perceived reality. Life is not a Hallmark card" - that's what Karan feels and sticks to in his life. It's never been easy for him as he has always had to struggle to earn love and respect from the masses. From being just a filmmaker to hosting a show to being an anchor to now becoming a dad to twins Roohi and Yash, Karan has taken the lead in his life despite the many hurdles. He has been targeted for being the 'movie mafia' or the 'flag bearer of Nepotism' but he has never let it get in his way. His recent ventures 'Kalank' and 'Student of the Year 2' took a backseat but Karan is all set to move on and pick up other projects. On his birthday, we decided to delve further into what sets this man apart from the rest: Had No Qualms In Accepting His Sexuality View this post on Instagram I have voted!! #voteindia have you?? A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Apr 29, 2019 at 3:34am PDT Everyone knows that coming out of the closet can be a life-altering experience for a person, but Karan took it in his stride and how. He spoke without hesitations in his autobiography. “Everybody knows what my sexual orientation is. I don't need to scream it out. I won't only because I live in a country where I could possibly be jailed for saying this,” wrote Karan. It takes guts to break out of your shell when you know you are in a position where you can be judged for literally everything you do, both personally and professionally. Opening Up About His Virginity Once again, he took social media by storm when he opened up on how he lost his virginity. In his book, he mentioned that he paid for the first time he had ***. "It just seemed a bit stupid; it seemed fake because, obviously, the person assigned to please you is going to please you artificially." Godfather Of Nepotism View this post on Instagram #Kalank!!!!! Tomorrow!!!!!!â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Apr 16, 2019 at 10:37am PDT Call him a 'movie mafia' or a 'flag bearer of nepotism', Karan takes it all in and is completely unapologetic. He doesn't mind being called 'nepotism ka Baap' as he believes that he will do everything that will benefit him. “We're not NGOs! We are businesses with bottom lines and budgets. And tomorrow if I want to launch Shah Rukh Khan's son because he's Shah Rukh Khan's son and I believe I can gain from it, why won't I? I run a company, it's a balance of commerce and art, and both matter. I have also launched Sidharth Malhotra who has nothing to do with anyone, but why bother mentioning that,” Karan says as a solid response on being tagged as 'flag bearer of Nepotism'. Being A Mother To His Twins View this post on Instagram When you smile and your son pouts! It's really a feeling of fatherhood! ð· @thehouseofpixels A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Feb 9, 2019 at 3:48am PST Karan became a father to twins, Roohi and Yash, via surrogacy. Again, people had several theories but we applaud him for being to a mother to his kids and it's not an easy job to handle his production ventures and still being able to be the nurturer. “Being a single parent is really very scary and daunting…because post my mother- and that thought scares me every single day I just hope that I have all the love in my heart to give them and to not make them feel incomplete in any other way and not make them feel like they are missing out on a certain part of the parental process,” Karan said. King Of Romance KJo has stuck to the romance genre religiously and has changed the concept of how we see love on the big screen. For example, 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' - is not an ever after love story. The idea of moving on is what Karan taught us through the film and also the bitter fact that love does not always bring happiness. In 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna', he made the protagonists leave their spouses and give love a second chance. He is all about showing love in an unconventional manner, which undeniably makes him the king of romance. On this note, we wish him a very happy birthday.
  16. You probably know by now, from the nonstop conversations around you, that you're supposed to prep your skin before going out in the sun. UV rays can be really tough on our skin, but you probably didn't know that your skin needs protection indoors as well. Evolving research finds that the new keyword for the grooming regime is blue light, which is the harmful radiation emitted from all of our digital screens like phones, cameras, tablets, computers, and more. There are negative effects of the blue light on our sleep and skin too. We check our phones on an average of 150 times a day and clock up more than 10 hours of screen time daily. This means we are getting significantly more blue light exposure than we get from the sun alone. © Getty Images Skin damage caused by HEV light may be as harmful as the damage caused by UVA and UVB light combined. It does not generate the redness and inflammation triggered by UVB and UVA, but like UVA, blue light may be another silent, long-term ageing wavelength. Blue light has the highest energy wavelength, which can penetrate deep into the skin and damage even the innermost skin layer. © Getty Images How Does Blue Light (HEV) Damage The Skin? The Blue HEV light has exposed the harsh reality that we are all exposed to some form of HEV light every day and our skin is under attack, even when we are indoors. Computer monitors, flat screen televisions, mobile phones with flat screens, energy efficient cool white daylight or full spectrum lights, reflective surfaces like snow, concrete, sand, water, and glass or even sitting near car windows, provide constant exposure to the damaging effects of HEV light. Research indicates that the blue light triggers cell oxidation and damages proteins in the human skin. What's worse is that long-term exposure to concentrated blue light energy can cause skin damage, including colour changes (think; dark spots and hyperpigmentation), inflammation (redness), developing fine lines and wrinkles. Considering the humongous amount of time, your skin is exposed to the screen, you can imagine how fast your skin is ageing. © Getty Images How To Punch Back The Blue Light (HEV) Damage? The good news is that there are measures you can take to protect your skin and lessen the damage that HEV- blue light can inflict. © Getty Images · Use a full tablespoon of organic sunscreen with protection from UVA and UVB rays on your face and reapply at least every two to three hours even when you are indoors. · Load up on antioxidants; whether in your skin care routine or diet. They help fight free radical damage to your body cells. · Dim the light on your phone and computer screen to lessen the impact of the blue light, or apply a blue light filter, but this is not guaranteed to prevent damage. So, pack your sunscreen into your work bag! The new rules of sunscreen will guard your skin against the blue light. Remember to protect your skin every day- yes, it's the new swag, to use sunscreen indoors. Author Bio: The author of this article, Mr Rahul Aggarwal is the CEO of Organic Harvest.
  17. When it comes to dating, there are certain must-have qualities that women look out for. Now, of course, these include being chivalrous, good-natured, humorous and respectful. But over and above this, there are just a few extreme measures (all in good humour) that men need to master to truly be the perfect Instagram boyfriend for their date. And to help you do so we've partnered with just the right wingman – the new OPPO Reno 10x Zoom. The soon to be launched flagship is ready to steer OPPO to new horizons in India. With OPPO Reno 10x Zoom, it's just the beginning! Powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset, the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom has a top-level hardware configuration that ensures a smooth experience. Now for those of you still wondering how Reno's configurations make it the perfect wingman, we've listed down the ultimate ways you can impress your lady love and score brownie points using the smartphone. You Don't Need To Play Photographer When Oppo Reno 10X Zoom Can Do It For You Dating also comes with additional responsibilities of clicking Instagram pictures for your date against colourful backdrops. And getting the right picture is never easy. What can I say, women want the best! And that's where OPPO Reno 10x Zoom comes in the picture, literally! The smartphone is powered by a rear tri-lens full-length focal camera that ensures creativity. The 48MP main camera ensures clarity in both daytime and night mode. The 4-in-1 resolution focus technology delivers stronger low-light performance for higher resolution, sharper pictures. The 8MP camera has a 120° wide angle lens that broadens your picture perspective and delivers shots against scenic landscapes. The 13MP telephoto lens along with the 8MP and 48 MP camera helps achieve the 10x Hybrid zoom. View this post on Instagram Swipe left to get '10x closer' to architectural masterpiece with #OPPOReno and its powerful 10x Hybrid Zoom. Soon in India, 28th May. Know more: https://bit.ly/2WA7fAR #Reno10x A post shared by OPPO India (@oppomobileindia) on May 22, 2019 at 5:26am PDT You Can Impress Her With Reno 10x Zoom's Paparazzi Skills The 13MP telephoto lens camera is powered by a 10x Hybrid Zoom and that along with the ultra-wide-angle camera and the ultra clear main camera, helps you capture far-off objects with clarity. That means you can play the paparazzi for your date and capture her red-carpet like entry without her realizing. It's The Perfect Thirdwheel To Your Netflix And Chill Nights The smartphone features unique shark fin rising camera that ensures an extremely thin bezel on the display. This gives the users an uninterrupted screen-to-body ratio. With a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels, the smartphone has a 6.6-inch AMOLED screen that is rich in colours and has a feature that helps reduce the harmful blue light from the screen. OPPO It's A Conversation Starter The impressive and sleek unified body of the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom is definitely a conversation starter. Available in 3D gradient colours, it makes the perfect style statement irrespective of the setting. So are you ready to give this wingman a go?
  18. Driving in India is a tedious and nerve-wracking task. From shouting at pedestrians for jaywalking to being the only one who follows the traffic lights, it is stressful. And don't even get us started about the Indian roads. But, in spite of all the fuss about it, we Indians simply love the luxury of driving around and owning the best of the cars. And that gets us back to the big news – the entry of the Korean automobile brand Kia Motors in the Indian market. Anyone who is obsessed with cars would know what that means. Kia has announced their entry in India and is all set to roll out cars at the dealerships from August 2019. But here's our point – this should have happened way sooner, as Kia Motors makes the best of the cars and we've been missing out on them all. Here are 6 reasons why this brand should have come to India sooner: 1. We Need More Of Quirky And Compact We are a country of middle-class people who buy things that are paisa vasool – that means a car that looks great, is tech-savvy, practical and fuel-efficient, all at the same time. Keeping the demanding nature of this middle-class Gen Z in mind, Kia Motors offers a range of compact economy cars that are also performance-driven. 2. They Have Green Options Too Electric cars might have a niche market in India but thankfully, it is seeing a surge in popularity with more and more people looking for Green options. Kia Motors has the highly efficient Kia Soul & Niro Electric Vehicle. If introduced in India, this efficient and economic model is surely going to be a customer favourite. Kia 3. They Stand Out In A Crowd With Their Trippy Hues There is no dearth of options in India and that's why we need something that stands out from the rest – here's where Kia comes into the picture. With their sleek designs and trippy hues and unique shapes, they are everything that we've always wanted. Each of the Kia models has a different look completed with their signature Tiger grille. Their trippy colour palette includes hues like Mysterious Blue, Alien 2 Green, Caffeine Brown and Wild Orange. 4. It's Luxury With Quality Those of you who think that Asian cars are inferior in quality need to think again. Kia Motors has won multiple global quality awards like IQS for their fine quality, safety and designs that are an absolute value for money. Their interiors are just as polished and sleek as the exterior design of the car. With comfort the number one priority, the interiors give a more spacious and luxurious vibe to the car. 5. They Offer More For Less - The Power To Surprise Compared to other high-end brands, Kia Motors strive to offer the best and most up-to-date features in economy cars. In fact, Kia has been ranked in the list of Top 10 Best Midsize Cars for the Money. Kia 6. We've Been Settling With Our Safety Options While most of the cars rely heavily on airbags and camera-sensor rearview mirrors, the Kia Motors line up offers smart and advanced safety features that include Blind-Spot Detection, Lane-Change Assist, surround-view camera and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Now that's what our accident-prone Indian roads need. Well, in spite of all that we've missed, let's just give a warm welcome to Kia Motors and say it's better late than never!
  19. It has been a harrowing week for Chinese company Huawei since it was included in the entity list by the US Government. This basically means that American companies cannot do business with the Chinese tech giant without prior approval from the Government. In the wake of this decision, companies like Qualcomm, Intel, ARM, Google have all revoked access for licenses and acquiring of components. Huawei is the world's second largest smartphone company in the world and with losing access from American companies for key components and licenses, it is essentially a death sentence for the company. Here's a list of companies that won't be doing any business with Huawei at least until things are resolved: ARM © ARM ARM is by far the biggest blow to the Chinese company as the company severed ties as of yesterday. Huawei can build its own operating system and acquire other components from non-American companies; however, without a license from ARM, Huawei cannot manufacture their own chipsets. ARM basically design the chips and then license them out to companies for manufacturing. Their designs are used on Laptops, Smartphones, IoT products and wearables. These designs are used by companies like Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and previously Huawei. HiSilicon, Huawei's SoC subsidiary has been using ARM-based chipsets for a while and losing access to the license essentially means that Huawei cannot make processors. Since the company has also lost access to Qualcomm, Huawei will not be able to deliver a smartphone. Having said that, there are other alternatives such as sourcing chipsets from non-American companies such as MediaTek and Samsung. Qualcomm and Intel © BCCL Qualcomm and Intel both provide components to Huawei that essentially powered various products such as laptops and mobile phones. Intel provides server chips and processor for Huawei's laptop line which essentially renders future Huawei laptops useless. Qualcomm, on the other hand, provides modems and other processors that power other products. Since Huawei makes its own chipsets, Qualcomm's impact was less prominent yet still crucial. Even though Huawei has been stockpiling chipsets for future use, sooner or later the company will run out unless the conflict is resolved by then. Broadcom and Xilinx have also announced they are suspending sales of products to Huawei as well. Western Digital and Micron Technology Like any other smartphone, it needs memory to store data and Huawei smartphones used Western Digital and Micron Technology as their suppliers. Micron Technology makes memory chips that are used in smartphones. As of now, the company has also revoked access to the Chinese company. Huawei will not be able to source storage chips from American companies as of now; however, it can source similar components from Samsung. Android © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Google has also revoked Huawei's Android license as a move to be compliant with the US Government's ban. The company will be able to provide updates for current Huawei smartphones for the next three months but it doesn't help the situation. Huawei is already working on its own operating system based on Google's AOSP (Android Open Source Project), platform. How it will work depends on the final build and whether it will be rolled out globally. Huawei has said that the new operating system will be compatible with Android apps and is scheduled for release later this fall. SD Association © SD Association The latest organisation to boot Huawei is the SD association which means Huawei is no longer allowed to make any products with SD or microSD slots. This will affect Huawei's smartphone and laptop lines as the SD Association develops and authorises the use of standards for SD storage. The list on the organisation's website silently removed Huawei's name from the list. Suspensions of Orders Vodafone, the world's largest mobile operator has suspended the sale of Huawei's Mate 20X (5G) on its website for the time. The smartphone was listed on Vodafone's UK website and the suspension could possibly extend to other regions as well. Even the Microsoft store pulled Huawei's MateBook X Pro's listing from its website. In fact, a basic search for any Huawei product on Microsoft's digital store comes up with no results.
  20. There was a time (not so long ago) when men could only choose between boxers or briefs while shopping for underwear. This decision is not as straightforward as it first appears, as each style comes with its own distinct set of pros and cons. However, times have changed, and the stylish gentleman can now enjoy the best features of both boxers and briefs in one style - the boxer brief! As such, if you're still set in your ways when it comes to the contents of your underwear drawer, here are five reasons why you should be making the switch to boxer briefs ASAP! Reason 1: To Get That Much-Needed Support © Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment The best briefs for men are popular for being supremely supportive, keeping everything in place without the hassle of excess fabric bunching up underneath your trousers. Boxer briefs match their snug fit, providing ample support and ensuring total comfort for your manhood even if you're on the move all day long. Additionally, they offer greater coverage, which makes them all the more suitable for the more modest gentleman. Reason 2: To Get Just The Right Amount Of Coverage © Shutterstock If you're someone who doesn't usually wear formal trousers of slim-fit jeans, boxers are probably your preferred choice. Not only do they offer breathability, they're also far less revealing than any other style. However, all that extra room comes at a price, because even the best boxers for men have a tendency to bunch up or ride up annoyingly. Boxer briefs, on the other hand, preserve your modesty in a more close-fitting manner, so there's no need to constantly adjust and align them! Reason 3: To Enjoy Unmatched Functionality © Pexels What do you look for when you are underwear shopping? Some tend to go for support, while others prioritise comfort and breathability. The best underwear for men offers all that and much more, shielding your privates from public view while keeping them comfortable all day long. As an added bonus, the extra fabric between your thighs also plays an important role in avoiding any unpleasant rubbing or chafing! Reason 4: To Appreciate Unparalleled Versatility © Pixabay You have different outfits that you wear for different occasions, which would look incredibly out of place if you mixed them up. For example, you wouldn't wear your finest sherwani to work, or wear a suit to the gym, right? However, their multiple virtues make boxer briefs the go-to underwear style for a variety of situations. From gym gear to formal clothes (and everything in between), you can't go wrong with boxer briefs! Reason 5: To Enhance Your Own Appeal © Wikimedia Commons Your body type plays a crucial role in deciding the best underwear style for you, which is why boxers briefs are such a smart fashion choice. The best boxer briefs for men are universally flattering, lending your appearance the modesty of boxers, and the snug fit of the briefs. They're a great choice for men who want to flaunt their well-toned legs, while those who want to hide their extra weight can also take advantage of the slimming effect provided by dark-hued boxer briefs.
  21. If you haven't seen the series finale of 'Game of Thrones', you probably shouldn't read ahead. If GOT has been consistent with one thing even if that's a tautological roundup is the fact that Jon Snow belongs in the North. He began his journey by taking the oath and by the end of the eighth season, heis sent back to it. And that's because he's the Queenslayer now, and people want him executed (mostly the Unsullied, because the Dothraki seem to be chilling at this point.) This seems like a good compromise. But, anyway, that's what we're made to believe that there's no way out for Jon besides taking up the Watch again. However, with the Night King gone, is there a purpose to the Watch at all? Thankfully, Jon gets that too. The last shot of 'Game Of Thrones' follows Jon and the Wildlings beyond the wall as they set out on an adventure to discover what's the great perhaps, or if there is one, to begin with? Again with no White Walkers, you also see fresh growth of plants and blooming trees. This is a good sign. But wait? He's not staying at the wall like he's supposed to. Earlier in a conversation with Ygritte, he once expressed his desire to roam around freely with no responsibilities and I think that's what he's after this time. There's no one to stop or question im beyond the wall and that works for him. He can freely discover new lands now. So, just like Arya is off to discover what's West of Westeros, Jon here is going to thoroughly (this time around) discover what lies beyond the Wall and he seems happy. And here's the thing, these are two storylines we would love to watch.
  22. When Activision announced the Call of Duty Mobile, I was kind of sceptical. As excited as I was, it mostly sounded as if Activision was trying to jump the bandwagon of PUBG Mobile. The last thing I wanted was Activision and Tencent fleshing out a half-baked title. Well, the battle royale mode of Call of Duty Mobile went live yesterday for beta users on Android, so I decided to check it out. Honestly, it only took me just a few rounds of the game to realise that it's very different from PUBG Mobile. In a good way. In fact, I'd say it's exceptional. Here's why I think so: © Call of Duty Mobile A 'Scout' Or A 'Clown'? Pick Your Poison! As soon as you start the battle royale mode, you won't be dropped in a server for matchmaking. Instead, you'll get an option to select and customise your loadout, which I found to be very similar to the Team Deathmatch mode of the game. Within the loadout screen, you can also choose to select your 'Class'. © Call of Duty Mobile Yes, there are a total of six classes to choose from. You can either play as a Scout, Clown, Medic, Ninja, Defender or Mechanic. Depending on the class you choose, you'll get special perks. Playing as a 'Scout', for instance, you'll get a 'Sensor Dart', with which you can see the hostile position in the radar map. As a 'Medic' you'll be able to set up a medical station that heals you and allies continuously. Yes, it's very similar to the 'Lifeline' Legend in Respawn's 'Apex Legends'. I am not going to get into details and spoil the fun, so I suggest you check out other classes and their perks once you get your hands on the title when it arrives. It's awesome! © Call of Duty Mobile The ability to select the class of your player by itself is a huge differentiator which makes this game very different, and in fact, much better than PUBG. Don't get me wrong, PUBG's simple BR approach isn't bad. But I was kind of getting bored with it. If you're too, then you'll love the Call of Duty Mobile's Battle Royale mode. Where We Droppin' Once you select your loadout and you're good to go, you'll find yourself in the lobby waiting for other players to join in. You'll then be joining 100 other players before getting dropped into the map. If you're playing in a squad or duos, one of the players will be a designated 'Jump Leader', who'll get the players to a select spot in the map. Again, very similar to Apex Legends' 'Jump Master' feature. © Call of Duty Mobile Instead of taking a parachute, as you would in PUBG Mobile, here you'll be gliding down with the help of a wingsuit. Is it better? Hell yes! I was able to fly across the map and land exactly where I wanted to every single time. It's quick and incredibly smooth. From there on, it's pretty much the same gameplay experience. You'll have to collect weapons and other loot and jump right into the action. Your character will automatically pick up all the necessary items from the ground, so you don't really have to worry about it. Just make sure you improvise and look for better loot as you progress through the game. I want to say the experience is very similar to PUBG, but that's not really the case. A Tactical Shootout Call of Duty Mobile offers a military-style tactical experience. Unlike PUBG Mobile's fancy skins, all players are well-camouflaged from the start, so it's incredibly hard to find out where they are. You really have to rely on the sound of the footsteps or their weapons. © Call of Duty Mobile Depending on the 'Class' you chose earlier in the game, you'll be able to use the perks and get some tactical advantage too. I spent most of the time playing as a 'Scout' player, so I was constantly using it to scan the area and find enemies. It was a lot of fun. The game also has vehicles, and trust me, there are a lot of them. From a two-person ATV to a squad Helicopter, there's literally a lot to choose from. Just make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. © Call of Duty Mobile Before wrapping it up, I'd also like to point out that you can revive your teammates even once they've died. Yes, this isn't something you can do in PUBG Mobile. In Call of Duty Mobile, you can pick up your dead teammate's 'Dogtag' and revive them to bring them back into the action. It's very similar to how you can revive your teammates in some modern battle royale titles like Apex Legends, Fortnite, etc. The Final Say Call of Duty Mobile is a kickass battle royale title that lets you explore to your fullest abilities. It's unlike any other tactical game I've played on mobile, so I'll give full marks for that. If you've played Call Of Duty 4's 'Blackout' mode on PC, Xbox One or PS4, then you'll find yourself right at home. It's very similar to that, which is just awesome. As I mentioned earlier, I was getting bored with PUBG Mobile, to be honest, so I had an amazing time with all the new features like the ability to select classes, customise loadout, etc. If you're bored of PUBG Mobile or Fortnite too, then you'll have a great time slaying enemies in Call of Duty Mobile. Well, at least until there's a new battle royale game in town.
  23. 'Game of Thrones' is finally over, and no one is happy with Season 8 (what else is new?). However, now that it's over, we thought that it's finally time to hand out a very important award - the award for 'The Goodest Boi Of Westeros'. There were many contenders in Season one, but by the end of Season eight, we saw a lot of eliminations. After a lot of deliberation, we have decided that it should go to our top two finalists - Drogon and Ghost. Even though Ghost was leading with major sympathy votes post Jon's unceremonious 'petless' goodbye to him, Drogon caught up in the final episode, and how. Here are 4 reasons why Drogon and Ghost both deserve the coveted award: 1. They are the only two animals to have fought multiple battles valiantly and survived. Ghost fought in the battle of Castle Black, and then against the Night King's army. He lost an ear, but that did not defeat his spirit. Drogon fought the Lannister army during the loot, the White Walker army beyond the wall, as well as the final battle against the Night King's army. He also was injured multiple times, but did not give up. (c) HBO (c) HBO 2. They always had their parents' back. Ghost always came to Jon's rescue whenever he needed him, and continued doing it till the end. Drogon did the same for Dany. Even though he deserted her to go away for a short adventure for some time, he was right there when his mother needed help inside the fighting pit. Both of them always shadowed their mom and dad, and never gave up, even in the face of grave danger. (c) HBO (c) HBO 3. Both are just very intelligent bois who did their best and refused to let go of their parents, even after their death. Ghost refused to leave Jon's corpse post his death and made sure he sat right next to him till he was revived by Melisandre. Drogon tried reviving his dead mother with his snout, before taking her with him as he flew away from King's Landing. When Jon abandoned Ghost without petting him, one could see the sadness in his blood-red eyes, as he stood far away with his head drooping. Drogon, on the other hand, clearly was a perceptive creature who did not harm Jon, despite knowing he killed his mother. Instead, he burned down the Iron Throne as a final goodbye to his dead mother. (c) HBO (c) HBO All we can say is, both of them deserve this, and so much more. You boys are the best, and we shall always love you.
  24. This article contains heavy spoilers. Proceed with caution Even though a lot of us felt the 'Game of Thrones' finale didn't deliver apt justice to what we actually expected, it was definitely more closely-knit than most episodes in the final season. Mostly because it was the last episode and the writers tried their best to tie up as many loose ends as possible! Daenerys' death at the hands of her lover-cum-nephew Jon Snow, although tragic, was already set in motion since the entire Azhor Ahai prophecy was talked about by the Red Woman aka Melissandre, earlier in the show. 'The Prince That Was Promised' did show up in the end and kill the love of his life, but more about that later. © HBO For now, let's focus on the Mother of Dragons' only surviving son Drogon, who saw his dead mother and made it visibly obvious that he was mighty upset. After a conversation with Tyrion, who spoke against Dany being a fit queen, Jon went to find her. While entering the castle, Drogon stood in front of him, making sure no one else goes inside, being protective about his mother. When Jon got to Dany, she was standing near the throne, and we all knew what was going to happen. The only time Jon would kiss his aunt was when he'd wish her a final goodbye. And he did. He kissed her and plunged a knife into her heart. Surely enough, Drogon got a sense of what was going on and saw his mother's lifeless body lying on the floor. © HBO Interestingly enough, when he (Drogon) found out his mother was dead, he didn't turn towards Jon and roast him on the spot. Instead, he turned towards the Iron Throne, the cause of everything, and melted it down with his fiery wrath. Drogon did that because he always knew of Dany's obsession for acquiring the throne. And he also knew that her obsession got the better of her, when she burnt down thousands of men, women and children in order to sit on it. So, for Drogon, Jon was never her murderer but the Throne, which is why he let Jon live. Having said that, Jon also happens to be a Targaryen and Drogon definitely recognised that, especially in Season 7, when he let Jon touch him and season 8, when Rhaegal let Jon ride him. Only a true Targaryen can probably tame a dragon and hence, a dragon would never burn down a Targaryen, with the simple rule of blood and fire. © HBO Now, coming to the matter of where Drogon took Dany's body and flew away. Remember in the later part of the episode, when the first of its kind Small Council Meeting takes place? Bran asks about the whereabouts of Drogon and it's revealed that he was last seen flying East from King's Landing. Well, the only probable place East of King's Landing is Valyria and that's probably where he's taken Dany too. Valyria is an old Targaryen dynasty, which was home to all the Targaryens and their dragons. Also, when Drogon went missing in Season 5, he was spotted by Tyrion and Jorah, when they were passing through Valyria. Of course, Drogon knew where home was and he took Dany there in all probability to lay her body. © HBO Also, in the Season one finale, before Dany acquires her many titles, she originally referred to herself as "Daenerys Stormborn, of the House Targaryen, of the blood of Old Valyria." She specifically names Old Valyria knowing that's where her family and her ancestors are from and that's her real home, which gave her end, when Drogon flies her away, probably back to Valyria, an absolute poetic justice!
  25. It has been over a decade since Kapil Sharma first set foot in our living rooms with the 'Great Indian Laughter Challenge'. All of a sudden, Kapil began changing how we viewed entertainment, one set at a time. The show might have given India its comedy king, but it was what Kapil did with his talent and popularity that deserves appreciation. After participating and winning multiple comedy shows, Kapil brought 'The Kapil Sharma Show' into existence in 2013. © Twitter People lapped up the content Kapil had to offer and kept coming back for more. The comedy star never failed to strike a chord with his audience and tickle their funny bones, and that earned him an insane fan following throughout the country. Recently, Sony channel took to their Twitter account to announce that Kapil Sharma has been named as one of the most viewed stand-up comedians in India, by World Book of Records London. He was also given this recognition for actively promoting animal rights in India, and fans cannot stop congratulating the man for it. It's a proud moment for all of us. We congratulate the King Of Comedy @kapilsharma for being recognised as one of the most viewed stand-up comedians in India and abroad and promoting animal rights by World Book Of Records. #TheKapilSharmaShow @001danishkhan @KapilSharmaK9 pic.twitter.com/shElmVvqih — Sony TV (@SonyTV) May 17, 2019 After a rough patch in his personal and professional life, that lasted over two years, Kapil Sharma finally made a comeback at the end of 2018 with 'The Kapil Sharma Show' on Sony. The show has been topping all the TRP charts on the channel and the reasons are pretty obvious: 1. India Loves Its Celebs & Masala Celebrity Insights © Twitter Apart from the kind of humour Kapil adds to the show, what makes this show all the more popular and interesting week after week, is the influx of big names from the entertainment industry. We Indians take our celebs very seriously and love anything and everything to do with them. And the good news is, Kapil brings out the best and worst scoop on celebs on his show, and people love that! 2. Senseless Humour © Twitter We say 'senseless' because that is what it is. No one is required to pick their brain cells to laugh at Kapil's jokes. Though it's true that most of the jokes ride on stereotypes and sexism has been a running trope on the show, guess what? When it comes to entertainment, people don't really give a shit. 3. The Concept Remains Golden © Twitter What caught people's attention and love in the very first go was the show's fresh mix of sketch comedy and celebrity talk show format, which then became India's own take on American late-night shows. To this day, it remains Kapil's biggest USP that he manages to pull it all off so well. 4. People Get (Un)Really-Real © Twitter However, the best reason why people have come to love the show and, in turn, Kapil, is because how (un)really-real people get on the show and yet, amidst all the fun and laughter, we end up enjoying that hour of entertainment at the end of a busy day.
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