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  1. If you're a pet parent, then this piece of information will warm your heart and excite you in a wonderful way. Netflix's absolutely beautifully show 'Dogs' is up for a second season. Firstly, a big 'yay' for it, and secondly, the producers of the show are on the lookout for some beautiful tales to tell and are scouting for stories. For the uninitiated, 'Dogs' told the tale of pet parents and their dogs and the role of a dog in a human's life. The episodes made us cry and smile in equal measures because, duh, what else could a story about a BFF with a tail do to you? If you have a beautiful story of your own with your dog or you know someone who does and deserves to be on the show, then one just simply has to go on their social media, narrate their story using the tag @netflixdogs and the hashtag #netflixdogstory. Yes, that is all my dear friends. © Netflix Even if our story doesn't make it to one of the episodes of the docu-series, this is one game we all win because no doggo story is a bad story after all, am I right? The second season doesn't have a set date but will reportedly premiere in December.
  2. A typical summer is a burst of heat and humidity and preps for style conscious men begins here. A melange of lightweight fabrics, colours and cuts invite less sweat and you can wear them without any second guesses. With that in mind, here's our list of all the things you need for summers. 1. Lightweight Fabrics Think cotton, linen, chambray and lightweight denim that instantly mark you stylish. All these fabrics are perfect for summer days and they come with a guarantee to shield your style when the heat level shoots up. __ECOMPRODUCT__5__ __ECOMPRODUCT__12__ 2. Pastels for the win A sartorial switch up is what your style needs right now and for that, get ready to welcome pastel colours, revived in shirts, trousers and many other trends. It may seem overwhelming because you are about to keep your neutrals aside, but our curated collection has just the right spectrum of hues. So feel free to play around! __ECOMPRODUCT__6__ __ECOMPRODUCT__7__ __ECOMPRODUCT__13__ 3. Relaxed fits If you are running, heading to work or just lazing around over the weekend, the very first thing to consider is comfort. For instance, a pastel coloured t-shirt and relaxed chinos to go with it is a perfect off-duty choice. The key to nail the summer look is by sticking to breathable and airy silhouettes. __ECOMPRODUCT__15__ __ECOMPRODUCT__17__ __ECOMPRODUCT__19__ 4. Edgy silhouettes There are no rules for the new age man and if you ever needed a visual representation of what styles they wear, check out these edgy silhouettes that are asymmetrical, relaxed and sophisticated. __ECOMPRODUCT__21__ __ECOMPRODUCT__23__ __ECOMPRODUCT__24__ Get ready for a brilliant Summer with these sartorial hacks.
  3. Shirts for men are wardrobe must-haves, but the question of how to wear them always stands in the way. We've gone from a basic white shirt to versatile printed options that add a perfect spin to your casual and work hours. Available in multiple styles, get ready to swap the usual shirts for these relaxed, summer essentials that we are literally banking on. 1. Striped Shirts A striped shirt looks good on pretty much every guy. Think pinstripes, vertical stripes and Cabana stripes. Give a gentle nod and wear these shirts with a pair of ankle length grey trousers or opt for pleated pants. __ECOMPRODUCT__8__ 2. Floral Shirts Granted, florals are for summers, but if wearing them still seems daunting, we have got an answer you were looking. Start with smaller printed floral shirts to let your style sink into its vividness. As far as trousers are concerned, you can take it up a notch with linen trousers, ripped jeans or blue denim. __ECOMPRODUCT__9__ 3. Quirky Prints Believe us, an assortment of quirky printed shirts will do a good deed. It's always a good idea to refresh your style and what better way than shirts that light up your mood instantly. To achieve a quick win for and step out of your comfort zone, pair these shirts with vibrant or pastel hued to bring an element of interest to your attire. For a desk to dinner look, wear them with white trousers. __ECOMPRODUCT__11__ __ECOMPRODUCT__10__ Try these shirts for a playful aesthetic that's super stylish and comfortable at the same time.
  4. Me Too Movement in India came in when Tanushree Dutta finally broke her silence and narrated her ordeal in front of the public eye. She said she was sexually harassed by Nana Patekar on the sets of 'Horn Ok Pleassss'. Post this big revelation, there was a cascade of allegations that followed. Big names like Sajid Khan and Alok Nath also couldn't escape the wave of this movement. In Tanushree and Nana's case, there was a big development yesterday. Nana Patekar walked out freely with a clean chit as cops couldn't find any evidence against the veteran actor. Due to lack of evidence, allegations levelled against Nana have been claimed as false. Many supporters of Nana have been rebuking Tanushree for framing Nana in this case. But, Tanushree is clearly not in favour of the judgement. She is rather feeling disgusted to know that such a development has been taken in her case. Tanushree Dutta alleged harassment case against Nana Patekar: Nana Patekar's lawyer, Advocate Aniket Nikam says, "The entire allegations against my client were false from the inception. My client is innocent and justice will be served." (file pic) pic.twitter.com/c2zjRcZFzP — ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2019 She told Bombay Times, “This is disgusting because Nana Patekar has been trying to get a clean chit for a while, now. I have also mentioned this earlier in an interview that our witnesses have been getting threat calls, and they are being intimidated and pressured in every way so that they do not record their statements with the police. We have 10 witnesses, out of which only one-and-a-half statements have been recorded. The others have not even come forward, as they have got threat calls.” Tanushree added that she isn't much disappointed because she didn't expect much in this case. According to her, Nana is desperately trying to get back to doing films and wants his name to be cleared in the harassment case. She also added that the witnesses that the police have recorded the statements (in his favour) from are his friends. Tanushree is not giving up and will continue to fight. “My only hope of judgement now is from God. I will continue this fight,” said Tanushree. Interestingly, Nana has not even given a single statement justifying his innocence. We wonder if the whole case against Nana is farce or we are ignoring the cries of a woman in this world of men and are trying to brush a man's ego. What's your take? Let's us know in the comments section below.
  5. The ICC World Cup 2019 has come to bit of a halt in the birthplace of cricket as the rain showers have decided to take over the tournament and ruin it for everybody from players to match officials to the fans. In the past four days, the viewers of the Cricket World Cup have only been able to enjoy less than a game and a half in total with some of the exciting contests being washed away, thanks to the non-stop downpour in the English cities of Hampshire, Bristol and Nottingham, one such matchup being between the two unbeaten teams of this year's tournament in India and New Zealand on 13th June 2019, Thursday. Ardent fans of both sides only got to their favourite cricketers in casuals rather than their formal jerseys and that too only when one of two players popped out of the dressing room to check the weather conditions before disappearing behind a door. © Reuters However, Indian bowling all-rounder, Kedar Jadhav did contribute towards the day by coming out of the dressing room and sending out a video message that has been making the rounds on social media ever since the covers were put on the field. Haha Kedar Jadhav asking rains from England to shift to Maharashtra ðâ¤ï¸ #INDvNZ #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/ZcdoKcypkT — Saurabh (@Boomrah_) June 13, 2019 In the video, the 34-year-old can be clearly seen begging the evil Nottingham rains to move away from the city and instead move to his home state of Maharashtra, which is currently facing immense drought conditions with only 7 percent of water left for consumption that has affected the lives of the locals living there. Jadhav was not only applauded for his quick wit but also the fact that he remembered the struggles of his people back home even though he is thousands of miles away. Boss for this tweet @mipaltan should pick you up for not less than 15 koka the next IPL... Real original one..ð Keep the Josh high this Sunday & all the best to our guys.. — L.V.Subramaniam (@lvsubbu60) June 13, 2019 Aw ! That's lovely⤠— sandeep chamoli (@sandeepchamoli9) June 13, 2019 Here's a brilliant moment from our very own, Kedar Jadhav. â¤ï¸ KeJa [to clouds and rain]: Go! Go to my state, Maharashtra! KeJa [with folded hands]: Rain is required a lot more in Maharashtra, not here (England) at all.#CWC19 #INDvNZ #Maharashtra #TeamIndia #drought https://t.co/mIzBA7GYwP — North Stand Gang - Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) June 13, 2019 U win heart, @JadhavKedar may ur request soon hear by rain #kedarjadhav — KARAN KARLE (@karanslove) June 13, 2019 #HaveYourSay @iamharry_88 As said by KedarJadhav Rain should fall in Maharashtra where it is needeed then in England where it is not needed — Amey Mohal (@imadm20052741) June 13, 2019 Heart touching moment: Heard touching words in Marathi from #kedarjadhav@JadhavKedar requesting to rain plz don't fall here in England go to My state Maharashtra (For farmers) there is need of it... "Bhava aaj mann jinklas tu" ð#India #CWC19 #RainStopsMatch @ICC @BCCI pic.twitter.com/u00UdFNibc — The Beastð ð¥ (@AkhadeKrushna) June 13, 2019 Now that Team India's third game of the 2019 World Cup has been washed out, all eyes will be on the weather forecast for Sunday when the Men in Blue will lock horns with their neighbouring rivals in Sarfaraz Ahmed's Team Pakistan at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester.
  6. It has been more than two years since the Men in Blue lost by a massive 180 margin to Sarfaraz Ahmed's Pakistan cricket team in the final of the 2017 edition of Champions Trophy which took place at The Oval in London. Considered to be the most dominating force in the world of international cricket, Virat Kohli's boys were being viewed as the tournament favourites and were expected to take home the title for a record third time. But the Pakistan side were focused and had come to lift the trophy. After losing the toss, Pakistan were asked to bat first and thanks to some brilliant innings played by openers Fakhar Zaman (114) and Azhar Ali (59), their team total mounted up to 338 in 50 overs. On the other hand, bowler Mohammad Amir dismissed the best batsmen of the Indian side in Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, while Dhoni was dismissed by Hasan Ali. © Reuters Under such circumstances, when India desperately needed someone to control the bleeding and score big runs, all-rounder Hardik Pandya entered the field and was nearly successful in turning around the game in favour of his team. Hitting four 4's and six 6's during his innings, Pandya scored 76 runs off just 43 balls. However, a tiny miscommunication between Pandya and teammate Ravindra Jadeja led to the extremely unfortunate dismissal of the in-form batsman. In the 27th over, both batsmen came out of the crease for a single but Jadeja quickly turned his back on Pandya and saved himself, leaving Pandya in the middle of the pitch with Mohammad Hafeez running him out. This led to a fuming Pandya being forced to exit the field, visibly upset at his teammate. “When you are in that situation, nothing goes through your mind. That time it was just anger because I was in the zone… I went into the dressing room and started throwing things.” Pandya admits in the video interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC). “I went to 'Jaddu' and said 'I am extremely sorry. It was not intentional, no matter what happened, I am not that guy'.” “He is kind of a chill person who doesn't take a lot of pressure on himself,” Ravindra Jadeja praised Pandya in the same video. “He is kind of a rockstar, I would say.” It is such a camaraderie between the members of the Indian cricket team, one of the most effective and powerful sides in international cricket, that continues to bring in success for them.
  7. When it comes to men's accessories, watches win the race hands down, and rightfully so. They no longer just serve as devices that tell you the time, but have transformed themselves into indicators of one's 'woke'-ness, when it comes to fashion consciousness. While the market is saturated with thousands of choices, the only way to steal the limelight is choosing something that is unapologetically conspicuous, while not compromising on the sophistication scale. One brand that has decoded the formula of arriving at that perfect balance, is Swatch. When Swatch launched its 'Big Bold' collection, watch enthusiasts were blessed with a line that not only was extremely fashionable, but also boasted of a rare aesthetic that was phenomenally playful. (c) Swatch (c) Swatch Armed with a massive Ø47mm watch head covered with a slightly curved glass, the Big Bold Collection stays true to what it promised. The 6 variants with unique colours proved themselves worthy enough to take the urban streetwear game to the next level. (c) Swatch (c) Swatch Encouraged by the utterly positive response, Swatch decided to collaborate with one of the leading fashion labels in the world, 'A Bathing Ape', commonly known as 'Bape'. What came out of the collab is functionally one of the coolest things that we have witnessed. (c) MensXP SwatchXBape resulted in one of the funkiest watches the world has seen - 'Big Bold Bape The World Watch'. The pre-launch global event for that was organised on the 31st of May in Tokyo. (c) Swatch The collaboration resulted in a super cool collection of 6 watches inspired by (mega)-cities and the globe, namely, Bern, London, New York City, Paris, Tokyo and the entire planet. All six models feature a newly designed signature BAPE® camo pattern as well as the Ape Head logo on the hour hand and the lower strap, while the enhanced Swatch logo is invocative of the watchmaker's debut in the 1980s. The five city watches are numbered and limited to either 983 or 1993 pieces, paying tribute to each brand's respective birth year. Together with the sixth model BIG BOLD BAPE The World, this limited-edition collection shouts out to big personalities, celebrating the world, diversity and time. However, only the World watch will be available in India. (c) Swatch The World Watch definitely counts as a piece which is a statement collectible, being a part of an exclusive limited collection with a limited number of pieces. It will be available only at the Swatch exclusive store in Palladium mall, Mumbai. Launching on the 15th of June, this limited edition piece will cost INR 9250/-. (c) Swatch All we can say is that for watch enthusiasts, this collaboration right here definitely marks one of those rare instances where two fashion giants together gave rise to something so unique yet functional, which will be appreciated by connoisseurs and novices alike.
  8. ICC World Cup 2019 has not seen a lot of cricketing action in the past two days thanks to England's heavy rains, but the enthusiastic cricketing fans present at the venue have plenty to get amused. According to a video that surfaced after the Indian cricket team's match against Aaron Finch's Team Australia, an Englishman named Agnus Denoon was located in front of The Oval in London, selling 'Jhal Muri' to the lot that visited the stadium to experience the spectacle that the match was. To quote one of the Bengali writers here at MensXP, "Jhal Muri is a nostalgic delicacy that takes you down memory lane, back to the train rides you used to take as a child in Kolkata, while relishing the spicy delight." Denoon, who runs an Instagram account by the username '@jhalmuriexpress', decided to surprise the Indian fans of the game in front of the stadium on Sunday evening, as he set up his trolly and sold the dish that he has spent years perfecting in Kolkata. “The only dish that I felt confident to cook was Jhal muri because there is no cooking,” Angus Denoon said. Denoon is not only a fan of Indian snacks but also stays true to the street art that beautifully promotes them and attracts people from all over to helplessly give in to the flavours of the various dishes. View this post on Instagram Give festival - the red one the hot one A post shared by Angus Denoon (@jhalmuriexpress) on Jul 17, 2018 at 2:51am PDT With the Indian cricket team looking to register their third consecutive win this World Cup at Trent Bridge against Kane Williamson's New Zealand cricket team, the fans would most definitely be looking forward to meeting Denoon in Nottinghamshire on Thursday.
  9. Shahid Kapoor is slowly becoming the fashion icon we all should take inspiration from, courtesy Anisha Jain, his stylist. He's one of the few people in Bollywood who is not afraid to step out of his comfort zone and experiment with versatile styles and trends out there. © Viral Bhayani Recently, he stepped out wearing the bulkiest sneakers that we've seen in a while. For a promotional event of his upcoming film, 'Kabir Singh', he wore Abhishek Paatni's crisp white and lime green kurta along with a pair of solid Balenciaga's sneakers, that are bulky and when we say 'bulky' we mean in a good way! © Balenciaga These Balenciaga sneakers come for the price of 950 dollars which comes down to Rs 65,978. For chunky sneakers like that, Balenciaga is definitely a great choice. There is something about Shahid Kapoor's style that is rather enticing because unlike Ranveer Singh, who by the way, is another actor with an admirable sense of style, wears clothes that are wearable. In other words, we admire what Ranveer wears on a daily basis but we do acknowledge that most of his outfits are not practical for everyday life. Shahid Kapoor, on the other hand, wears outfits that are practical and can be worn and can also look exceptionally good. © Viral Bhayani And we're not saying it's just Shahid Kapoor, his stylist Anisha has a big hand to play in making his daily outfits what they are and this outfit is a specimen of that.
  10. Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out for about two to three weeks due to an injury sustained on his thumb, due to a rising delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile in India's second consecutive victory in this year's ICC Cricket World Cup. Dhawan went on to score a marvellously-paced century, being dismissed at a very well-made 117 from 109 despite playing through considerable pain. Reports have emerged claiming that the left-handed opener will not be available to play for the next three weeks due to the injury he sustained in the game. © Twitter/ICC A key player essential for the balance in the Indian top-order, Dhawan's absence will leave a gaping hole in the batting lineup for the Blues, as they look set to build on a remarkable start to the World Cup. The reactions have come pouring in from fans and experts alike and it is safe to say that he will be sorely missed for the rest of India's World Cup campaign. Breaking News: Shikhar Dhawan ruled out for at least three weeks with thumb fracture. ð² Me on Google: How to win multi national ICC tournament in England without #ShikharDhawan? — Durgansh Dixitð¨ð®ð³ (@DurganshDixit) June 11, 2019 Dhawan's injury is a huge blow to India. Rahul is an excellent player & should move up to open but he has not got the pedigree of Dhawan who is one of the world's best openers. His absence will make India a lot more vulnerable in P1 - the foundation of their success. #CWC19 — Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) June 11, 2019 India's entire strategy is built on the strength of their top three. Shikhar Dhawan's injury - if he's out for the whole tournament - is enormous. Who replaces him as opener is the biggest decision India's selectors have had to make in years. #CWC19 — Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) June 11, 2019 Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey & Prithvi Shaw outside the BCCI Headquarters after #ShikharDhawan is ruled out from the world cup due to thumb injury.#CWC19 #WorldCup2019 @DennisCricket_ pic.twitter.com/hlhCS9qjjr — Bilal Shahid (@BilalShahidRana) June 11, 2019 Rohit Sharma Right now #ShikharDhawan pic.twitter.com/8ZrzfURsBe — Kabiraa (@being_kabir) June 11, 2019 As India's stand-bys, Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant look set to join the Indian cricket team in England for the rest of the campaign as KL Rahul is widely expected to fill Dhawan's position as opener alongside Rohit Sharma. Having answered all his critics with a brilliant century against one of the stronger teams in the World Cup, Dhawan's absence can prove to be a massive blow for India's bid to bring home the World Cup this year.
  11. The World Cup fever has gripped the entire planet at the moment, but ahead of the much-awaited India vs Pakistan match scheduled for 16th June, the fervour and craziness in the air is at its peak, because like always, this is a highly-anticipated match, which will be watched by everyone, irrespective of their loyalties. So, ahead of this match, a Pakistani TV commercial has been going viral for all the wrong reasons. The advertisement shows a look-alike of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, who was in Pakistani captivity , wearing the colors of the Indian team jersey. This is the our hero's personality, no one can remain untouched. But next time plz use some good actors. Btw #ShikharDhawan exclusion must be a relief for many competitors #CWC19 #abhinandan pic.twitter.com/mrBFLFLh2d — Megha Jainð®ð³ (@i_meghajain) June 11, 2019 While Indians have mocked fans across the border with the 'Mauka Mauka' ad, a lot of angry Indian fans feel this was below the belt and not in good taste at all. This is shameful. Please just let this be a cricket match. This is beyond just simple banter. #CWC19#INDvPAK https://t.co/shsUrYpCHl — Ritayan Basu | à¦à¦¤à¦¾à§à¦¨ বসৠ(@ritayanbasu) June 11, 2019 Abhinandan's Capture Mocked in Racist #Pakistani Ad For World Cup Clash Against #India. This is how #racism, #nationalism and #sports combines to produce toxic outcomes. Entirely unnecessary. #CWC2019 #crickethttps://t.co/7gcMx2CxjI — Swati Parashar (@swatipash) June 11, 2019 Some people from Pakistan are actually quite in support of this advertisement, and feel there is obviously nothing wrong with it. Abhinandan again ð¤£âï¸ That's an interesting idea about Pakistan-India match in @cricketworldcup being played on 16th June ð #PakvsIndia #Abhinandan #CWC19 #IndiavsPak pic.twitter.com/W3EzxJfYdn — Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) June 11, 2019 However, someone was quick enough to state some facts to stomp all over this uncalled celebration of this mockery. The advertisement is an epic fail because Pak hasn't won a single match against us in the World Cup and the whole #Abhinandan incident was a win for us as well, seeing how he was returned to us safely. Think thoroughly before you try to start a banter, Pak. #EpicFail #CWC19 https://t.co/CHgsJOOFLz — Rahul Mishra (@RahulDKMishra) June 11, 2019 The main question is, how far can you go when it comes to national pride? Is dragging a national and a sensitive issue really important when it comes to making a point? These guys have their hearts filled with hate. #Pakistan stooping to a new low#abhinandan https://t.co/X1KpCfKeFO — SnehalRajani (@Snehal_Rajani) June 11, 2019 Our soldiers are way above a mere, crass advertisement and mockery of this kind not only belittles an individual, but is also a joke on the sacrifices made by the brave soldiers of a country.
  12. Shorts are one piece of clothing that men of all ages must have in their closets. No matter what the occasion, they can be a part of the ultimate outfit, no matter what sort of a fashion statement you are trying to make. And, if like Varun Dhawan, you have the physique and the legs to rock them, even better. Take notes, guys... 1. Dress According To Your Strengths © Instagram/varundvn Just look at him and tell us you don't envy that. You can't, can you? Varun, in these white ripped denims and white and blue trainers, goes on to show how you can flaunt your legs, as well as your washboard abs by dressing right. On a side note, who would've thought wearing denims to a gym would actually work? Kudos Varun, way to go! 2. Loose Fits Are Dope © Instagram/varundvn A loose-fitting pair is the key to a super hip look. Pair it with an oversized jersey, and matching trainers, and you have the ultimate athleisure trifecta. And if you can add on a sports cap or a beanie, well, that's the cherry on top of an ultra-hip athleisure sundae. Just make sure that the pieces you pair are loose-fitting, not overtly oversized. That just does not look good. 3. Consider Your Colours © Instagram/varundvn As awesome as Varun looks with his pet, his outfit simply takes the cake here. Pairing a denim jacket and pair of coloured shorts worked wonders for him. Add to that, the fact that his sneakers happen to match the primary colours of his outfit. That was just a masterstroke. We seriously suggest that you go for something like this for your next casual outing with your gang of bros. 4. Khaki Shorts Can be Funky © Viral Bhayani Earthy tones and hues do not necessarily have to be all sober and uncool. Case in point would be this distressed khaki shorts, that Dhawan pairs with a black suede jacket and flip flops. Looks perfect for a lazy evening spent around, or a casual dinner with your gang. What's more, because this look is rather simple and subtle, you can always add an element or two to funk things up a bit. Like Dhawan's flip flops. 5. Prints Are Fun © Viral Bhayani The pair of shorts that Varun wore to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's birthday bash was a class apart, along with the way that he combined his outfit. A maroon shirt with embroidered and printed flowers, with a white denim shorts, with abstract print stains? Count us in. A rather cool and artsy look, the sombreness of the outfit gets offset thanks to the ragged edge of the short and the blue NHL cap.
  13. For a team that was labelled as one of the top contenders in the tournament, the Indian cricket team has undoubtedly lived up to the billing on the back of clinical performances in their two matches so far at the ICC World Cup. The 'Men in Blue' began their campaign with a six-wicket triumph over South Africa, and then a 36-run victory over Australia highlighted their intent in the coveted tournament. If their consecutive victories weren't enough, the fact that Team India almost ticked all the boxes further bolstered their reputation as a champion side. Whether it was their spin bowling duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav or the seam bowling partners Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India's bowling unit has managed to prove their mettle in the recent matches. © Reuters Similarly, in the batting department, the likes of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan getting their respective hundreds in two matches and KL Rahul consolidating his position at the much-debated no. 4 slot, has made the Indian team a force to be reckoned with. But, cricket is a sport where one cannot take anything for granted - something that India and their fans realised recently. In what appears to be a major blow, Dhawan, who rediscovered his form with a 117-run knock against Australia, has been ruled out for about two to three weeks with an alleged hairline fracture on his left thumb. The Indian opener was hit by Nathan Coulter-Nile's bouncer during the clash against Australia. While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to announce his replacement, the news of Dhawan's injury comes as a major let down for the Indian fans who expressed their views on the social media. While some wished the left-handed batsman a speedy recovery, others deemed Rishabh Pant as his ideal replacement. With Shikhar Dhawan injured, bring in Rishabh Pant. Making him open with Rohit Sharma, with a licence to go beserk!#CWC19 #CWC2019 — Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 11, 2019 I want Rishabh pant in team — •RIYA•â¨ðð» (@chatty_gurl_) June 11, 2019 Wtf. Just Opened Twitter and saw Shikhar ruled out of the World Cup. ð­ It's a huge blow for India. I think they should call Rishabh Pant to play at 4 and let KL Rahul open. — Sharique ð (@ShariqueAghaz) June 11, 2019 We can always open with Rahul and call Rishabh Pant to bat at number 4. — Sanchit Gupta (@SanchitGupta8) June 11, 2019 Well Rishabh pant might get a chance — Dhaval prajapati (@Dhavalfreeman25) June 11, 2019 Rishabh pant be like...@BCCI ð pic.twitter.com/awmRdtuTYa — Ayan (@AyanViratians) June 11, 2019 Rishabh Pant right now.. #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/e3mruSM0gP — Loveyouall_007 (@loveyouall_007) June 11, 2019 Rishabh pant have most probable chances because we don't have lefty's in lineup — Surya (@Surya__Speaks) June 11, 2019
  14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently swore-in as PM for a second term after the BJP won the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, resumed his duties serving the nation. He is currently on his first international tour as the re-elected PM of India and is visiting the Maldives, where he has been conferred with the highest honour meant for foreign dignitaries, the 'Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen'. Reached the Republic of Maldives. This visit indicates the importance India attaches to strong ties with the Republic of Maldives and the desire to boost cooperation in various spheres. pic.twitter.com/EwpwMzThvH — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 8, 2019 Maldives: PM Narendra Modi conferred with Maldives' highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries, 'The Most Honourable Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen' pic.twitter.com/PEp8vy1osn — ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2019 Through this tour, PM Modi's aim is to strengthen the bi-lateral relations between the two nations, and the honour that has recentlty been bestowed upon him, has made the entire nation proud. Prime Minister @narendramodi being honoured with 'Order of Nishanizzuddeen' the hightest award accorded to foreign dignitaries by President of Maldives @ibusolih at a ceremony in Male. pic.twitter.com/sU8RBiZFTx — Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) June 8, 2019 Heartiest Congratulations to Our Prime Minister @narendramodi ji for being conferred with Maldives' highest honour #RuleofNishanIzzuddeen' on his first foreign visit to Male, Maldives after taking office for the second term. More Power to U. ððð — Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 8, 2019 PM Modi also gifted a cricket bat signed by the Indian cricket team to the Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, as he is a big cricket fan himself. Connected by cricket! My friend, President @ibusolih is an ardent cricket fan, so I presented him a cricket bat that has been signed by #TeamIndia playing at the #CWC19. pic.twitter.com/G0pggAZ60e — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 8, 2019 Besides supporting cricketing diplomacy between the two nations, PM Modi's tour also focused on the implementation of the sport in the island nation, for which India has offered its complete support.
  15. Owing to a violent partition, the prevailing Kashmir conflict, political and cross-border tensions, India and Pakistan, over the years, have developed a complex and largely hostile relationship. Their topsy-turvy relations have also given birth to one of the most extreme and intense sports rivalries in the world, making their duels in the sporting arena much more than just ordinary contests. The current scenario is no different. The recent cross-border strikes eradicated any hope of resuming the bilateral ties between the two countries. And, the sporting bodies of both India and Pakistan are now completely governed by the political stands of their respective governments. Ahead of the ongoing ICC World Cup in England & Wales, there were calls by some Indian political leaders and cricket pundits to boycott Pakistan at the mega event. But, luckily for the cricket fans, the calls for boycott subsided and the much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan will go as planned on 15th June. © Reuters In a more recent case, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought permission from the government to host the Pakistani women's cricket team for a One-Day International (ODI) series this year. Now, given the current mood in the country, the decision to host Pakistan at home is expected to leave many baffled and disappointed, especially after what the nation endured earlier this year. The chorus of keeping politics and sports aside has been doing the rounds over the years. And, it does make sense. For the countries who can't seem to see eye-to-eye, what better way to mend tarnished relations than using cricket, a sport that grips the populations of the two countries, as a platform to bring people together. Now, while that might seem a little far-fetched at the moment, the latest plea of the Indian cricket board is more on the lines of safeguarding the interest of its women's cricket team, than going against the mood of the nation. © Reuters The BCCI is seeking the government's approval to host the Pakistani cricket team for an ODI series as a part of International Cricket Council's Women's Championship - a tournament that will determine India's qualification for the Women's World Cup in 2021. The ICC conducts the Women's Championship where teams need to play each other on a home and away basis. The points system of this tournament further determines the ranking of the teams to qualify for the World Cup. The likes of Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be playing the ICC Women's Championship - a tournament that involves home and away tours over a span of two-and-a-half-years. The top four teams and hosts New Zealand will qualify directly for the ICC Women's World Cup in 2021. The remaining three teams will have fight for their World Cup spot in the Qualifier in 2020. © Reuters The Indian cricket board faces a tough challenge in getting the nod due to the prevailing political tensions between India and Pakistan which has prevented any bilateral series between the men's teams for six years now. In a letter sent to the sports ministry, BCCI general manager (cricket operations) Saba Karim explained the Indian cricket board's situation. "As per the schedule of the event, BCCI is to host Pakistan women's team for at least three ODIs in India between July and November. BCCI would like to seek necessary permission from the government for India before giving its consent to ICC on this subject," the letter, accessed by TOI, read. It remains to be seen whether India will have to forfeit points if the series is not cleared by the government, or the BCCI will host Pakistan at a neutral venue like UAE. But, if the government approves the bilateral series, it will not only help the Indian women's cricket team to stay in contention for a coveted tournament like the World Cup, but will also help in bridging the ever-increasing gap between the two neighbouring countries - a vital opportunity to kill two birds with a single stone.
  16. Let's face it, we all have been there, thinking if we should go for it or not. We have all had that locker room talk, discussing all sorts of things about our body hair (and yes, about hair down there as well), and what to do with it. Whether one's partner prefers it all shaved off, trimmed, or present in all its natural glory. The thing is, no matter what, at least once in your lifetime, you will go for a session to trim, shave or wax your body hair off. Now, here is where things get tricky - what do you actually go for - do you shave it all off, wax it off, or just trim it off? Here are a few things that you ought to consider before you finally make the jump: 1. The Pain © Getty Images Remember Steve Carrel getting a wax in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin'? Well, yes, it can be that painful. Even the manliest of men tend to cry like babies when they go for their first waxing session. Furthermore, The entire experience of getting hot wax applied on your body and then a bunch of hair and some skin pulled off in one go, can leave some serious psychological scars, especially if you plan to go for a full Brazilian. In case you think that you have a very shallow tolerance, we suggest you simply forget waxing, and instead, get things shaved or better yet, trimmed. 2. The Frequency © Getty Images As painful as it may be, waxing your hair off has its advantages. The first and foremost is the fact that you don't need to get it done that often. Shaving, on the other hand though, will ensure that you reach out for that razor every now and then. Also, do consider the fact that the hair regrowth gets denser with time, as does it get quicker. With trimming, you won't get as denser regrowth as with shaving. But, you will need to trim your hair often. 3. The Occasion © Getty Images Chances are that if you find yourself reading this article, you may have a special evening coming up, or an occasion, where you may have to take your clothes off in front of some people (or someone). If that is the case, we suggest you take the timing of your endeavour into consideration. Also, consider that if you plan to do it yourself, you may have some accidents that may leave a cut or a knick where you don't want it to. Try getting things sorted two or three days before your special day. 4. The Outfit © Getty Images If the occasion or the evening that you have planned, does not include you getting in your birthday suit, chances are, you may have some leeway when it comes to getting things done. If you still plan on wearing something that will show some chest and you plan to clean up your act (as you should), we suggest that you go for a close trim, instead of a shave or a wax. That way, you minimise pain, get things done quickly and do not change much. 5. The Comfort © Getty Images This is actually the key to everything - how comfortable are you in getting any of it done? More importantly, how comfortable are you getting things done in some intimate areas by someone else? Of course, you can try and get things sorted yourself, but we would advise against that if you plan to get things done properly. If you plan on getting only a few areas done, selectively, doing it yourself is an easy way to go about. However, if you plan on being comprehensive, do yourself a favour and hire someone to do it.
  17. PUBG Mobile hype is causing some serious trouble in countries like India where a lot of people are currently dealing with gaming addiction. While some people have been arrested, others have even lost their lives or ended up with broken marriages. But PUBG Mobile developer Tencent Games, on the other hand, is enjoying by cashing in on all the hype. According to a new report from intelligence firm, Sensor Tower, Tencent has crossed $4.8 million a day in May. Yes, the company literally made $4.8 million a day i.e. over Rs. 33 Crores a day from PUBG Mobile and it's clone called Game For Peace that it launched in China. © PUBG Mobile With that, Tencent is now said to own the world's highest grossing mobile app and the highest grossing mobile game, which is just insane. Do make a note that these are just estimates, but even the exact value is expected to be somewhere in the same ballpark. The total amount is said to be 126-percent higher quarter on quarter in comparison to the $65 million that PUBG Mobile grossed in April 2019. It's also worth pointing out that the estimate excludes Android revenue from China. Of the total revenue earned by Tencent from PUBG Mobile and the new Game for Peace, over $101 million came from Apple's App Store and $45.3 million from Google's Play Store. The revenue from both games, when put together, is about 17-percent more than $125 million made by Honor of Kings, which is yet another smash hit title published by Tencent. © PUBG Mobile Sensor Tower's Head of Mobile Insights, Randy Nelson, who shared all this information, said, “App Store and Google Play users worldwide spent an average of $4.8 million per day last month between both PUBG Mobile versions. The chief rival to both of Tencent's titles, Fortnite from Epic Games, had its best month so far in 2019 on iOS, but its total player spending of $43.3 million was only about 43 percent of Game for Peace and PUBG Mobile's combined take for May.”
  18. Undeniably one of the biggest stars in international football, Cristiano Ronaldo's hard work and will to succeed has allowed him to create magical moments on the field. He might have moved away from the star-studded Real Madrid and his current club Juventus may have missed out in the UEFA Champions League, but Ronaldo remains poised for success in one way or another. At the age of 34, when other footballing greats are considering retirements, Ronaldo appears to be busy destroying careers of much younger players with his skills. The sheer genius of Ronaldo was once again in full display as his breathtaking hat-trick against Switzerland powered Portugal to their first-ever UEFA Nations League final. Nahhh look at this angle the ball is coming in right till the last moment. Another keeper left for dead by Ronaldo. GOAT!!! pic.twitter.com/k5a3uK8K3b — Tejas Nihalani (@tejasnihalani11) June 5, 2019 Overlooked for Portugal's previous matches against Italy and Poland, Ronaldo was handed a start alongside Benfica wonder kid Joe Felix by coach Fernando Santos. In the 25th minute of the game, Ronaldo made his presence felt with a venomous free-kick from 25-yards out to hand Portugal the lead. â¡ï¸ Skill of the Day goes to hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo for this outrageous no-look through ball! ðâ½ï¸#NationsLeague | @HisenseSports pic.twitter.com/aTsHECpxos — UEFA Nations League (@UEFAEURO) June 5, 2019 Ricardo Rodriguez converted a 57th-minute penalty to equalise for Switzerland, but no one expected what Ronaldo had in store. In the 88th minute, Ronaldo pounced on Bernardo Silva's perfect cross and a splendid right-foot finish got Portugal in the front again. Two minutes later, Ronaldo turned the clock back, taking us back to his days at Manchester United where his step-overs and cunning movements made him popular. Stepovers. âï¸ Fierce strike. âï¸ Hat-trick complete. âï¸@Cristiano keen to be in Sunday's Goal of the Tournament vote! â½ð¥#NationsLeague | @SOCARofficial pic.twitter.com/O56wipT46U — UEFA Nations League (@UEFAEURO) June 5, 2019 The third goal involved a step-over, on the run, to deceive his nearest opponent before curling his shot into the opposite corner. It was the 53rd hat-trick of Ronaldo's career and undoubtedly the one that got everyone wondering if this man is actually getting younger with age. Goosebumps all over again — 100%Ass Kickin' Babe (@HabsLady) June 5, 2019 pic.twitter.com/9Xpsxxt53z — Erika MUFC (@erikaeldora) June 5, 2019 He only scores Tap-ins â He only scores penalties â He doesn't dribble anymore â King Ronaldo ðð¿ — Tblaq #softHustler (@IamTblaq) June 5, 2019 G.O.A.Tâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ — Lily Niber Lawrence (@lillienlawrenc1) June 5, 2019 Take me back to 2006 . Viva Ronaldo ð¥ðð» — Kwame âð¼ (@kwameA_B) June 6, 2019 beast 𦠗 Mr. Nice guy (@haidarsalis) June 6, 2019
  19. With a strong presence of anti-abortion bills in the US, everyone's taking to social media to defend women's rights. Even celebrities have been vocal about the sheer inconsideration of women's choice over their bodies. Miley Cyrus is one such celebrity who feels strongly about this and in a collaboration with Marc Jacobs has released pink hoodies, benefits of which will directly go to Planned Parenthood, which strives to provide accessible abortion services to as many women as possible. The hoodie comes with a strong message, 'Don't f*ck with my freedom". The back of the hoodie reads “Miley Cyrus x Marc Jacobs” and “The Charity Hoodie Marc Jacobs” is printed on the sleeve. Here's a tweet that Marc Jacobs shared, take a look: Miley Cyrus x Marc Jacobs THE Charity Hoodie ð 100% of proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. Pre-order now: https://t.co/EXSoQpZ4TX pic.twitter.com/bQFeUPu4xL — Marc Jacobs (@marcjacobs) June 4, 2019 Miley Cyrus also took to Instagram to promote her campaign and post pictures of this shoot: View this post on Instagram DON'T **** WITH MY FREEDOM ð @themarcjacobs @marcjacobs @plannedparenthood @happyhippiefdn A post shared by Ashley O (@mileycyrus) on Jun 4, 2019 at 9:29am PDT This is not the first time Miley has supported Planned Parenthood. In 2016, she collaborated with Marc Jacobs and Marilyn Winter to create a portrait series, with all proceeds from the 50 prints benefiting the women's health care organization. You can pre-order this hoodie from Marc Jacob's site for 175 dollars which comes down to twelve thousand one hundred and seventeen rupees.
  20. 'Iron Man' actor Robert Downey Jr. played the role of a scientist for the past 11 years. But recently while speaking at Amazon's Re:Mars conference at Las Vegas, he literally convinced us that he's becoming 'Tony Stark' in real life by launching a new initiative to clean the world. During his gag-filled talk that somehow weaved together the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, RDJ announced the launch of a new initiative called Footprint Coalition to clean up our planet. © Reuters “Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years”, Downey Jr. said. So yes, he's going to use robots (hopefully they look like Iron Man) and nanotechnology to clean the Earth and reverse its carbon footprint in a decade. He didn't share any details on how the organization plans to achieve its goal. However, he did say that even a small dent could be the most important thing he had ever done. The official website of Footprint Coalition also went live soon after his announcement, but we can only see a signup form for their newsletter as of now. Downey Jr's talk during the keynote was particularly interesting because he discussed artificial intelligence, MCU, the evolution of Tony Stark and his own career too. He also talked about the past that landed him incarcerated on drug charges until he cleaned up in rehab treatment. “Quick disclaimer, I don't pretend to understand the complexities we face as a species, just because I portrayed a genius in my professional life. My scholastic achievement peaked at a correctional finishing”, he said. © Marvel The 20-plus minute announcement during the keynote also featured Amazon's Alexa and Matt Daemon, who joined via video. This, by the way, isn't the first time Downey Jr. has taken AI and advanced technology to do something for the world. Together with his wife Susan Downey, he is also producing a docu-series for YouTube, exploring AI and the impact it will have on people's lives.
  21. After patiently waiting for seven days in the tournament, the Indian cricket team finally started their campaign at the ICC World Cup against South Africa in Southampton on 5th June. While the Indian fans were forced to wait to see their team in action, the late start for 'Men in Blue' at the ICC spectacle also meant that they had enough time to prepare - something that was in full display at the Rose Bowl stadium. Losing the toss, the Indian team found themselves bowling against the South African batting line-up, focussed on piling up a big score in a bid to record their first win in three games. But, it wasn't meant to be - thanks to a spectacular bowling performance by India. With Jasprit Bumrah getting his angles and seam movement to trouble the South African openers early on, everyone knew that a wicket was around the corner. While many suspected Quinton de Kock to became the first victim, it was Hashim Amla who eventually turned out to be the first scalp for Bumrah. Reuters In the fourth over, Bumrah's good length delivery, pitched just outside off, forced Amla to defend from the crease - a mistake that was eventually going to cost South Africa their first wicket. Deploying his defensive push, Amla couldn't help but edge the ball through towards the second slip where anxious Rohit Sharma got down just in time to grab it cleanly. It was a beautifully set-up dismissal where the bowler's line and length combined perfectly with the field setting, deployed in anticipation of the opposition batsman's shot. If Bumrah's early breakthrough got the Indian fans on the edge of their seats, Rohit's unique celebration after taking the catch doubled the fun on social media. When your team makes a blistering start to #CWC19! pic.twitter.com/jtTSAdissC — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 5, 2019 The Indian opener, positioned at second slip, completed the catch and was seen unveiling an impromptu 'break dance' celebration to the sheer joy of the fans in the stands and back home. ðððð what kind of celebration is thisðððð — Neha Jhaðð§ (@happiness_msd7) June 5, 2019 He knows how to make me smile ð — Akshαtα ã ð¤ð» (@AkshataTweets) June 5, 2019 One of my favorite players in the world lool — mvuyisi (@MvugoMvuyisi) June 5, 2019 Rohit ððð — Hitman ð®ð³ (@Pa1SAAHO45) June 5, 2019 pic.twitter.com/WZnMR1fjpQ — Mogambo ⪠âï¸ (@UberHandle) June 5, 2019 Okay that was CUTE! ð @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/j9uhtS9cTx — Abhi⨠(@rohitspullshot_) June 5, 2019 pic.twitter.com/GXhtrscI6C — Arun Kumar (@Arunk_2) June 5, 2019
  22. Apple decided to knock it out of the park with the new Mac Pro. It's one of the best and the most powerful pieces of hardware that Apple has ever put out. But with a starting price of $6,000, the Mac Pro, needless to say, is a pricey affair. That $6,000 price tag (roughly Rs 4.15 lakhs), by the way, is for the base variant of the Mac Pro. Apple decided to remain tight-lipped when it comes to the price of a maxed-out Mac Pro, which sort of makes it pretty obvious that it's not going to be cheap. Nope, not happening. In fact, the folks over at TheVerge decided to play around the number a bit and came up with an estimated figure. They shopped around for equivalent part that Apple announced during the keynote, and turns out, it's going to cost you a lot of money. Like, a lot. Well, before we tell you how much it'll most likely cost, let's check out how powerful a fully maxed-out Mac Pro really is. Once Apple puts it out on the market for purchase, you can configure a Mac Pro with a 28-core Intel Xeon W processor, to begin with. That's significantly more powerful than the 18-core iMac that they launched last year, which is already a beast of a machine. In addition to that processor, you can configure the Mac Pro with, wait for it, 1.5TB of RAM. No, that is not a typo. You can actually get a Mac Pro with 1.5 Terabytes of RAM. Also, you can get up to 4TB SSD and four AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo GPUs. That is, of course, if you can afford even one. © Apple As you can see, Apple's new Mac Pro is one of the most powerful computers out there on the market right now. The amount of performance you can get out of this machine is something that's almost impossible to comprehend. So, how much is it going to cost? According to TheVerge, a fully maxed out Mac Pro i.e. the top-of-the-line Mac Pro complete with a 28-Core Xeon processor, 1.5TB RAM, and all that good stuff will cost you at least $33,000, which roughly translates to about Rs. 22 lakhs. But wait, we haven't even added GPUs yet, which could easily bump the price up to around an eye-watering $45,000 i.e. roughly around Rs. 32 lakhs. Now, this isn't an iMac Pro we're talking about here, so you have to buy a monitor separately. Lucky for you, Apple also introduced a new 6K display called Pro Display XDR monitor. As the name suggests, it's basically the best monitor has ever created and it's apparently comparable to reference monitors out there that cost upwards of $40,000. © YouTube So, if you add that to the price to make it a fully maxed-out Mac Pro setup with Apple's best display, then you're looking at at least $50,000 which is roughly Rs 35 lakhs. Oh, you know what? Apple is not including the stand for the display inside the box, so please add that as well. That'll cost you an additional $1,000. Go figure! Do make a note that these are just estimates based on the prices of the components that are already out there on the market. We still don't know how much Apple is going to charge you for a fully maxed-out Mac Pro. But looking at Apple's history of pricing, you can expect it to be more than the market standard. And if you're planning to buy one in India, then you'll also have to factor the import duties, which is only going to make it more expensive. That being said, the new Mac Pro's, at least a fully a maxed-out Mac Pro, isn't meant for average everyday users anyway. By the word 'Pro', Apple is targetting the 'true' professionals like cinematographers and filmmakers. We can totally imagine the folks over at some film studio using a fully maxed-out Mac Pro to edit huge chunks of files.
  23. Facebook Ads: are they the modern day ‘hilly billy’ California Gold Rush? Rumors circulate about Facebook Ads being the MOST profitable way to advertise your business and everyone jumps on it to make a quick buck. Hence it’s quickly become the 21st century gold rush. And just like the gold rush, the people really profiting are the ones selling the tools to the prospectors… AKA Facebook But they’re still gold out there if you know where to look and what your doing. The purpose of this post is to give you a short introduction, so you know roughly how to make profitable ads. It’s not going to turn you into an expert, but it might stop you digging in the wrong spot and spending BIG on things you should avoid. I’m not going to go into too much technical detail… Otherwise we’ll find ourselves like Alice down deep the rabbit hole. What Type Of Marketing Is Facebook Ads? It’s important to define Facebook Ads as interrupt marketing. Someone is not actively looking for your product at the time of seeing your ad. So your ads need to be distracting and bold to literally GRAB attention. If people are more likely to be searching your products then should you choose Facebook Ads as a primary marketing channel? Why Does That Matter For Building Communities? When you’re using Facebook Ads to build communities (especially off the platform e.g. not a Facebook Group). Your ads need to be eye catching and demand attention, with a clear benefit of the community AND call to action (what to do next). If you’re community is big then use the size as social proof, people follow the herd and using this herd mentality when talking about the number of members etc will help you grow. Does Facebook Work For Every Business? As a primary marketing channel? Absolutely not. If you have a business that people proactively search for that’s very transactional - like an ecommerce store then you’d be better using google adwords. Yet any business SHOULD 100% be retargeting website visitors with ads. It’s a great way to build rapport and make the most of your site visits. If your business is a business that’s heavily reliant upon growing a relationship then Facebook Ads is perfect. Big purchases, information products, service based businesses all do VERY well with Facebook Ads. It’s a great place to grow and build relationships with your audience. In my opinion this is the MOST powerful way to use Facebook Ads. Do Facebook Ads Help Build Communities Absolutely yes… Facebook Ads can help you build and grow your community. Be clear on your message and the benefits of the community. Having a good understanding of the audience will help too. If it’s a male audience of people who like Star Wars for example, there’s no point advertising to women or people who like football. There is merit in testing adverts to the same interests groups e.g. men who like Star Trek. How To Get The Most From Your Facebook Ads Being successful with Facebook Ads is much more about relationship building than it is billboard advertising. One of the biggest mistakes I see is people using Facebook Ads as the internet’s ‘yellow pages’ I.E. The only adverts they ever place are “hey come buy my stuff” If you only use FB Ads for sales messages it’s going to be crazily expensive and ultimately ineffective. Still people ONLY want to pay for an ad when they have something specific. Instead, think of the platform as an extension of networking, with the same relationship interactions. Only your paying Facebook to have these ‘interactions’ and not having to do it manually. The BEST Way To Do This Is Retargeting Retargeting in the oldest & simplest sense of the word was when someone visited your site or product you identify them and give them adverts that are “come back and buy” This makes things MUCH more effective. But here’s how you get a system that works… You want to layer your retargeting… That means have multiple different offers that are layered one on top of the other. If you’ve heard the expression sales funnel (the process of ‘funnelling’ potential customers through your marketing into customers) then that’s essentially what you’re creating on Facebook all via your retargeting. Sounds complicated… It’s not… For example I could record a video about facebook ads and retarget people who have watched 25% of the video (because I know they’re interested). Then I might give them the option of downloading a PDF to add them to my list… Those that take the PDF could then be offered a webinar. At the end of the webinar is the option to become a customer. The layering of funnels takes time and is more work, hence most people choose the less effective ‘yellow pages’ method. I could go on and on about the nuances involved in advertising on Facebook. But here’s some dos and don’ts to keep you in check Do Treat the platform more like networking than the ‘Yellow Pages’ Focus on building relationships and meaningful interactions. Make sure you’re using retargeting, whatever business you’re running. When writing adverts focus on the customer and their wants, needs, desires Give value before you ask for something in return. Understand your maths and make sure it’s profitable. Layer your retargeting Read the terms and conditions and make sure you’re compliant (otherwise you will get banned) Don’t Expect to become an overnight millionaire. Put big budgets in you can’t afford to lose until you know it works. Copy everyone else ads. Use boring stock photography. Try and cheat the system. Get too hung up with the technical It’s A Powerful Tool, Not A Panacea There’s an epidemic out there (mainly from Facebook Ad Consultants) who push it as the panacea to all business problems. It’s not true… Facebook Ads is a super powerful tool that you could use to grow your community. Especially if you’re struggling to attract new members. It’s not a miracle cure. If there’s a problem with your community messaging or attractiveness then Facebook Ads won’t fix it. Instead Facebook Ads is more of a magnifying glass. It will highlight any problems. Which is very helpful if you don’t know where the gaps are in your community. Not so good if you’re expecting a miracle. Final Thought If you’re thinking about using Facebook Ads for your community then you 100% SHOULD! Depending on your budget will decide if you get someone paid who knows what they’re doing (like me) or you run the ads yourself. If you do find someone make sure they’re realistic with the platform and what it can achieve. If you’re doing it yourself, then have a go… Try a traffic campaign to get you started. The WORST that can happen is you’ll spend a bit of money without getting anything in return. It’s only beginner tax… Or making a donation to the ‘Zuck Fund’ as it’s known in the industry. I’ve seen total beginners make 5 figures with their first ad… It’s pretty rare, but I’ve seen it happen. The ONLY thing you can do is have a play and see what happens. It doesn’t bite. Martin Jolley-Jarvis is the owner of Full Spectrum Agency.
  24. Let's admit it, relationships can be pretty unpredictable. You may love and laugh one minute and all of a sudden find yourself in a heated argument over one of the most senseless subjects. Don't tell us it hasn't happened to you ever, because we won't believe it. But again, that's how any relationship is like, isn't it? It's just that the impact of the same is a lot more harsh when the argument or fight happens to occur in your romantic relationship. Heck, it becomes all the more difficult because we never know how best to patch-up after an argument with our partner. Now the key to this is communication, but that itself becomes such a start because we simply don't know how to initiate a conversation after a fight. But worry not, these foolproof ways of starting a conversation with your partner will not put you in a spot. 1. Text Her © Getty Images If you're too anxious about calling her, then drop her a text expressing how you feel or maybe ask them how they're feeling. That is sure to get you a response. 2. Call Her © Getty Images We always recommend calling over all else. Why? Because that's the easiest way of showing you care and also that you're thinking about them. If they pick up, that's half the problem solved right there. *Winks* 3. Seek A Middle-Ground © Getty Images That is until the argument/fight wasn't your fault. Because if it was, then there should be no hesitation in apologising for whatever you got wrong. 4. Forgive & Forget © Getty Images If it wasn't a great showdown or something major, consider the “raat gayi, baat gayi” route. No matter who is at fault, we suggest that (reasonable) forgiveness and moving beyond differences are the biggest requirements in a relationship. 5. Plan A Date & Ask Them Out © Getty Images Set up a date and then invite your partner to hang out with you. The fact that you wish to spend time with them even after the fight shows that you are making efforts and feel genuinely about reconciliations.
  25. While they might not be favourites to win the tournament, the Pakistan cricket team is arguably the most unpredictable team in the ongoing ICC World Cup. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led brigade lived up to its 'unpredictable' tag back in 2017 when they broke Indian hearts to clinch the Champions Trophy title. Since then, we've seen the Pakistani team elating fans with surprising performances and, at the same time, staying true to their nature, they have also given their fans some forgettable moments. On 31st May, Pakistan produced yet another embarrassing moment when they were bowled out for a mere 105 runs against the rampant pace attack of the West Indies. Asked to bat, Pakistan were treading with caution when Imam-ul-Haq's soft dismissal down the leg side instigated Sheldon Cottrell's iconic 'salute' send-off. Soon, Imam's opening partner Fakhar Zaman (22) followed him back into hut, with Andre Russell getting his name under wickets column. © Reuters Russell struck again in the 10th over to get the better of Haris Sohail (8) and Pakistan suddenly found themselves reeling at 45/3. Babar Azam (22) and captain Sarfaraz (8) were expected to carry the baton for their side, but Oshane Thomas and Jason Holder ensured their stay at the crease was brief. In what turned to be a massive collapse, Pakistan lost seven wickets for just 43 runs as Windies pace battery ran amok at Trent Bridge. It was Pakistan's second-lowest total in the World Cup history. And, while their fans were clearly unimpressed, cricket pundits, too, had their own opinion about their dismal show. Dear Pakistan, quickly work on your back foot play...the world is watching...you will get nothing to drive this WC. — Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) May 31, 2019 Amongst the criticism, former Indian cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar also came up with a savage tweet to troll Pakistani batsmen. Taking a dig at them by highlighting their frailties, Manjrekar took to Twitter and wrote: "Dear Pakistan, quickly work on your back foot play...the world is watching...you will get nothing to drive this WC". As soon as the Manjrekar's tweet surfaced, cricket fans across the globe came up with their analogy of Pakistan's batting. Most of the dismissals were unlucky ones, especially Fakhar's, Imam's and Sarfraz's dismissal. Otherwise a poor display today. — Mohammad Hasham (@MhHasham) May 31, 2019 pic.twitter.com/g8PfcLrCTt — ravi... (@raviThenameof) May 31, 2019 They are still living in 2017. Have not moved forward from champions trophy. Even during 2047 WC they will continue to talk about champions trophy 2017 win, which they have not realized that it was a fluke. — RK (@ramheyram) May 31, 2019 Surgical stike again on Pakistan but this time from westindies. — arvind (@arvind_1352) May 31, 2019 Credit has to be given to the WI bowlers as well. They targeted those short balls with some serious pace ..... — Jayesh Kumar Dey (@dey_jayesh) May 31, 2019
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