Jump to content

Welcome to Fundayforum. Please register your ID or get login for more access and fun.

Signup  Or  Login

house fdf.png

ADMIN ADMIN

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'your'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Help Support
    • Announcement And Help
    • Funday Chatroom
  • Poetry
    • Shair o Shairy
    • Famous Poet
  • Islam - اسلام
    • QURAN O TARJUMA قرآن و ترجمہ
    • AHADEES MUBARIK آحدیث مبارک
    • Ramazan ul Mubarik - رمضان المبارک
    • Deen O Duniya - دین و دنیا
  • Other Forums
    • Quizzes
    • Movies and Stars
    • Chit chat And Greetings
    • Urdu Adab
    • Entertainment
    • Common Rooms
  • Science, Arts & Culture
    • Education, Science & Technology
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IPS Community Suite 4.1
    • IPS Download
    • IPS Community Help/Support And Tutorials

Blogs

There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.

Categories

  • IPS Community Suite 4.4
    • Applications 4.4
    • Plugin 4.4
    • Themes/Ranks
    • IPS Languages 4.4
  • IPS Community Suite 4.3
    • Applications 4.3
    • Plugins 4.3
    • Themes 4.3
    • Language Packs 4.3
    • IPS Extras 4.3
  • IPS Community Suite 4
    • Applications
    • Plugins
    • Themes
    • Language Packs
    • IPS Extras
  • Books
    • Urdu Novels
    • Islamic
    • General Books
  • XenForo
    • Add-ons
    • Styles
    • Language Packs
    • Miscellaneous XML Files
  • Web Scripts
  • PC Softwares
  • Extras

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Facebook ID


FB Page/Group URL


Bigo Live


Website URL


Instagram


Skype


Interests


Location


ZODIAC

Found 555 results

  1. As a child, I've always dreamt of appliances that I could control with a remote; simply because I am lazy and don't want to get up to switch off my lights or fans. Now that IoT devices are becoming more affordable, we now have smart bulbs that don't cost a bomb. Xiaomi is one of those companies that makes a smart bulb that costs a fraction of whatever else is available to buy. Xiaomi already makes Air Purifiers, LED strips and now has brought the 'Mi Smart Bulb' to India via crowdfunding. It costs Rs 999 for people who choose to back the product while the retail price could be anywhere between Rs 1,200 and Rs 1,500. Other companies such as Philips and Wipro do make similar products but are not as aggressively priced as Xiaomi's offering. © Xiaomi Unlike Phillips Hue smart lights, the Mi Smart Bulb does not require a bridge to operate. It connects directly to your Wifi and can be controlled from either the Mi Home app or the Yeelight app. You can use the app to customise the different moods for your room straight from your smartphone, as long as there is an internet connection. Setting it up is quite rudimentary and easy as you will have to first switch on and off the bulb five times. The bulb will then light up with rainbow colours signifying that is ready to pair with your smartphone. You then need to open the Mi Home app, find the bulb and pair the two devices. © Xiaomi Please note, the Mi Smart Bulb uses an E27 base which means you need to screw in the bulb into your lamp. If you own an older lamp with a B22 base, you can buy the converter from any local electrical shop. I hooked up the Mi Smart Bulb with one of my floor lamps and my bedside lamp with automated schedule and custom scenes. While watching a movie, I could simply change the mood to a preset from the app that is apt for movie viewing. Similarly, the Mi Smart Bulb can produce up to 16 million colours. You can set any colour you want as it uses 4 Red, 4 Green, 2 Blue and 12 White LEDs and adjust the intensity of the light according to your preference from the Mi Home app. © MensXP Now, about that childhood dream of mine of not wanting to get up to switch on or off my lamp; the Mi Home app gives you the option to schedule the on or off timings. You can even turn it off manually from your phone but it's just easier to have a schedule in place. For example, both my floor lamp and the bedside lamp are scheduled to switch on at 6:30 PM every day. You can also assign a specific colour or scene in the same schedule. There are 9 preset scenes you can choose from but my go-to scene is the “Warm Home” scene. It gives a bright yellow hue that almost matched with other bulbs in the house. The intensity is slightly brighter by default which can be adjusted from the Mi Home app. Similarly, both smart bulbs are also scheduled to go off at midnight, the time everyone in the house is either in bed or is already asleep. If you want to be even lazier, you can even hook the smart bulbs with Google Assistant or Alexa and control it by using the virtual assistants. The Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb is probably the most affordable and easiest way to make your room smart. Currently, it is the cheapest option to buy and works flawlessly with Xiaomi's Mi Home ecosystem. For Rs 999, it is by far the best option in the market right now and you can keep expanding your setup to make your entire home smart. The only drawback is the E27 base, however, you can always buy the converter to make it work with all your older lamp bases.
  2. As a child, I've always dreamt of appliances that I could control with a remote; simply because I am lazy and don't want to get up to switch off my lights or fans. Now that IoT devices are becoming more affordable, we now have smart bulbs that don't cost a bomb. Xiaomi is one of those companies that makes a smart bulb that costs a fraction of whatever else is available to buy. Xiaomi already makes Air Purifiers, LED strips and now has brought the 'Mi Smart Bulb' to India via crowdfunding. It costs Rs 999 for people who choose to back the product while the retail price could be anywhere between Rs 1,200 and Rs 1,500. Other companies such as Philips and Wipro do make similar products but are not as aggressively priced as Xiaomi's offering. © Xiaomi Unlike Phillips Hue smart lights, the Mi Smart Bulb does not require a bridge to operate. It connects directly to your Wifi and can be controlled from either the Mi Home app or the Yeelight app. You can use the app to customise the different moods for your room straight from your smartphone, as long as there is an internet connection. Setting it up is quite rudimentary and easy as you will have to first switch on and off the bulb five times. The bulb will then light up with rainbow colours signifying that is ready to pair with your smartphone. You then need to open the Mi Home app, find the bulb and pair the two devices. © Xiaomi Please note, the Mi Smart Bulb uses an E27 base which means you need to screw in the bulb into your lamp. If you own an older lamp with a B22 base, you can buy the converter from any local electrical shop. I hooked up the Mi Smart Bulb with one of my floor lamps and my bedside lamp with automated schedule and custom scenes. While watching a movie, I could simply change the mood to a preset from the app that is apt for movie viewing. Similarly, the Mi Smart Bulb can produce up to 16 million colours. You can set any colour you want as it uses 4 Red, 4 Green, 2 Blue and 12 White LEDs and adjust the intensity of the light according to your preference from the Mi Home app. © MensXP Now, about that childhood dream of mine of not wanting to get up to switch on or off my lamp; the Mi Home app gives you the option to schedule the on or off timings. You can even turn it off manually from your phone but it's just easier to have a schedule in place. For example, both my floor lamp and the bedside lamp are scheduled to switch on at 6:30 PM every day. You can also assign a specific colour or scene in the same schedule. There are 9 preset scenes you can choose from but my go-to scene is the “Warm Home” scene. It gives a bright yellow hue that almost matched with other bulbs in the house. The intensity is slightly brighter by default which can be adjusted from the Mi Home app. Similarly, both smart bulbs are also scheduled to go off at midnight, the time everyone in the house is either in bed or is already asleep. If you want to be even lazier, you can even hook the smart bulbs with Google Assistant or Alexa and control it by using the virtual assistants. The Xiaomi Mi Smart Bulb is probably the most affordable and easiest way to make your room smart. Currently, it is the cheapest option to buy and works flawlessly with Xiaomi's Mi Home ecosystem. For Rs 999, it is by far the best option in the market right now and you can keep expanding your setup to make your entire home smart. The only drawback is the E27 base, however, you can always buy the converter to make it work with all your older lamp bases.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. When it comes to sartorial finesse, there is something inherently magical about the quintessential Indian aesthetic. Be it the relaxed yet conspicuously elaborate detailing, the innovative cuts, or the comfortable fit, Indian-wear always scores high when it comes to clothes that make you feel good and look fancy. 1. Mix It Up With Relaxed Jodhpuri Joggers You can never go wrong with Athleisure, and adding a bit of rustic yet edgy Indian touch to it will only make your style game stronger. Wear Jodhpuri joggers with graphic or plain T-shirts, and get ready to serve class, with comfort. __ECOMPRODUCT__14__ 2. Go minimal with Indian prints on relaxed shirts Nothing spells effortless style like wearing a relaxed shirt with a comfortable pair of linen pants and open toed sandals to go with it. Go for rich hues painted with charming local Indian prints like 'Ajrak' for a superbly fashionable aesthetic that is unparalleled. __ECOMPRODUCT__16__ 3. Experiment with edgy silhouettes Gone are the days when menswear meant only 'shirts and pants'. Be fearless with cuts and designs, as there is nothing more appealing than a confident man who is not afraid to go beyond his comfort zone and try out innovative silhouettes - just like they used to, back in the days. __ECOMPRODUCT__18__ __ECOMPRODUCT__20__ __ECOMPRODUCT__22__ Try these hacks and get ready to turn heads.
  6. 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.
  7. Earlier this month, a heinous crime jolted the entire nation when a three-year-toddler was brutally murdered in Aligarh over a matter of a loan. Soon, a cry rose from across the country demanding justice for the little girl, and Bollywood joined the chorus. From Sonam K Ahuja to Rajkummar Rao, celebs took to Twitter to express their anger. However, some of the Twitter users pointed out the absence of Swara Bhasker, whose tweet was visibly missing the whole time. Swara, at the time the news was setting social media on fire, was on a break in Russia and her tweet on the matter came a little later, but it only ended up becoming fodder for trolls. "Just back From #Russia after a break. Including social media break! Aligarh news truly horrifying- the brutal murder of 2yr old #TwinkleSharma, devastating! Killers must be punished, a precedent set so that such a crime NEVER repeated. My solidarity, sympathy & support to the family,” read her tweet. Soon enough, trolls descended on her for not tweeting about it on time, as she has always been pretty vocal about such issues. Some users even attacked her for not using a placard this time, as she had done for the Kathua rape victim. One of the users tweeted, “Having trouble in specifying the religion of rapist like in Kathua case where u were very proud mentioning words "devi-sthaan" "Hindu" "ashamed". Aren't you ashamed now, where is your placard Mention rape happened during" Ramzan.” Check out some of the reactions: How social media break?? You kept on uploading pictures changed your dpð¤ Btw where is the Placard?? Written- I am Hindustan , I am ashamed?? Does the placard comes out when the victime is a Muslim and rapists is a Hindu?? — Riya ð¥ (@Red__Wine1) June 10, 2019 What a liar. I saw you post so many pics from your vacay. Here u r lying to us that u were on a break. Lol. Anyway..go get those.placards woman, u got some work to do now. Let me know if there is a candle light March? I would be happy to join u along with my.frnds @RamKumar6569 — Karthik Jannu (@KarthikJannu) June 11, 2019 Yeh wala bhi karlo ab bahan ji ð¬, natak mat karo pic.twitter.com/TIVv9rkNyr — Nils Patel ð®ð³ (@NilsPatel_) June 10, 2019 Having trouble in specifying the religion of rapist like in Kathua case where u were very proud mentioning words "devi-sthaan" "hindu" "ashamed" Aren't you ashamed now where is your playcard Mention rape happend during" ramzan"#Hypocrite — Abhishek (@iAbHiSh3Ki) June 11, 2019 Here it is killers..no mention of name, religion, no shame on their religion, no placard..only suara will wait for Hindu story..fake or fact n then will start abusing Hindus, Hinduism..so let muslim do whatever in this country as #bollywood is permitting..they stand for criminals — Anu Tyagi (@AnuParashar) June 11, 2019 Placard is missing @ReallySwara. I think no movie of yours is coming. — James Bond (@007BondOffice) June 11, 2019 Yes. Swara did use a placard when she was demanding justice for the Kathua Rape victim, but one must keep in mind that at the time, she was also promoting 'Veere Di Wedding', a movie about feminism and women openly voicing the issues they had with society. Not just Swara, a majority of the main cast also posted messages with placards. While it is another matter altogether if Swara should have used a placard while addressing the Aligarh murder case or not, one thing is for certain: no one has to right to tell her in what manner she should or should not express her views, especially a bunch of nameless and faceless trolls. First of all, it is completely her choice if she wants to speak out over a matter or not. She is a celebrity, not a politician, and it is not her sole responsibility to bring about change. Instead of coming down on her, maybe the trolls should direct their time and energy towards questioning the concerned authorities over the safety of women and children in the country. What do you have to say about this? Let us know in the comments below.
  8. There's this inexplicable universal thing, that even if you are a complete coward like me, you would still want to experience the thrill of watching a horror movie, and that too in a pitch dark room (in my case, I can't do this alone). For those with hearts of steel, I am sure watching a horror film is child's play. But, what about spending a Sunday night curled up on the couch and watching a horror film? Isn't that a perfect date? Well, if you have a girlfriend, the trick of watching a horror film always works. This Sunday, get ready for some spooky time with your popcorn ready and yes, a blanket too. I am sure that you wouldn't like to be lost in the streaming jungle, so we have kind of sorted that issue for you. We have picked up 5 horror films on Amazon Prime, which according to us, will surely send chills down your spine: 1. A Quiet Place Ssshhhh...! Yes, that's how you will survive. Director John Krasinski has done a brilliant job in creating a world that will surely give you the chills. 'A Quiet Place' follows the story of a family that's stuck in a place full of aliens, who are ready to kill if there's any sound. It's a very different sort of a horror movie and well, I am sure that you would be SILENT while watching this film. The repercussions will be there post watching the film too. 2. Hereditary Directed by Ari Aster, this movie is yet again a very different attempt in the genre and well, all horror films are not just about jump scares and gore. For those who love the classics, this is something that you would surely like to invest your time in. This falls into the category of psychological thriller infused with horror elements. It will creep you out in a very psychological way instead of being a visual terror. It follows the Graham family as they deal with the death of their grandmother. I am not giving out any spoilers, so this Sunday, watch this one for sure. 3. House On Haunted Hill Some classic horror movies can never die and we can bet you would surely like this one. How about being given $10,000 and asked to stay in a mansion full of murder victims? Would you dare to do it? Nevertheless, you can add this one to your watch list for your lonely Sunday night. 4. Jacob's Ladder Next up is another psychological horror movie, 'Jacob's Ladder'. The movie will take you back to the time of the Vietnam War. It's somewhere an adaptation of Ambrose Bierce's famous short story 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge'. It follows the story of a Vietnam veteran who continues to experience horrific visions after his return from the war. For sure, it will give you spooky vibes for the day. 5. Night Of The Living Dead Let us take you to Zombie Land! George A Romero's 1968 classic 'The Night of the Living Dead' can give you nightmares and you would actually feel those zombies would be looking for you in real life. So, plan set for Sunday night!
  9. The Bengalis are boisterous people. We love to talk, and we love to eat. Along with applying copious amounts of “Boroline” and eating tons of fish, we are raised on a steady diet of loving our heritage, our culture; a great part of which is composed of literature and films. © Pinterest So, when we are not busy having our daily quota of “Bhaat Ghum” or debating about politics, we are busy with our cup of “cha” and “Shinghara/Telebhaja” in an “Adda” about movies: past, present, and the future. Or in the contemporary sense, with our trusty bottle of “Old Monk” and delicious Fish Fry. (Enough with the stereotypes! :P ) And it can become a bloodbath if you try to compare recent Hindi mainstream movies with the ones we grew up on. Not only do we have great directors like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, and Ritwik Ghatak among others, whose brilliance the directors of today cannot even begin to grasp, we have compelling stories which make you think and initiate a stimulating discussion. What Makes Bengali Movies Different? Bengali movies show the human side of people, the real face of humanity, the fate of society. It is about those small moments which change a person. Gone is the hullabaloo of the city, the glitz and glamour. Yet, it encompasses parts of the charm. Importance is given to the apparent monotony of life, the day-to-day conversations which seem trivial but constitute our society. The movies are beautifully directed, have superb cinematography and powerful portrayals. Contrary to popular perception, the Indian Film Industry is made of more than just Hindi commercial/mainstream movies; there is Arthouse cinema, Parallel cinema, regional language films which include exceptional Bangla, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Telugu, Assamese movies, et al. And all of these can give mainstream movies a good run for their money. The thing is, people don't watch these movies because the movies do not have the budget for promotion, or the audience is just unaware of them. So, if you, like me, have been crying with rage over the fate of Indian cinema, courtesy of the mediocre and utterly bland movies in the mainstream (Yes, looking at you SOTY 2!), here are 13 Bengali movies that will change your perception of Indian cinema: (Note: There are numerous Bengali movies which are absolutely brilliant, but all cannot feature in a single list.) 1. Mahanagar (The Big City / 1963): © R.D. Bansal & Company Set in the financially strapped Calcutta of the 1950s, one of Satyajit Ray's first women-centric movies, Mahanagar, tells the story of Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee), a middle-class woman who has to step into the corporate world to support her economically crunched family. Though initially supportive of his wife's job, her husband Subrata starts resenting her new-found success and independence, after he loses his job. Subrata is left struggling with his masculinity, guided by societal pressures warning him of the “perils of a working woman”. Arati, now, turns into the sole breadwinner of the family; a feat for which she both begrudged and loved. Arati starts loving her freedom, the liberation the job gives and befriends her modern colleagues which doesn't go down well with her orthodox family. As the story moves forward, Arati realizes her role in society is more than what society teaches her, and she finds a version of herself which had been hidden behind layers of tradition and customs. 2. Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud-Capped Star / 1960): © Chitrakalpa Ritwik Ghatak's masterpiece is a dialogue on society and human nature; the way we take others for granted and leave them the moment tragedy strikes. Neeta (Supriya Chowdhury), Ghatak's heroine, is a beautiful, sweet-natured girl from the suburbs of Calcutta. After the recent upheaval of the Partition, as Neeta and her family, refugees from East Pakistan (Bangladesh), try to make a living in the city, tragedy after tragedy befalls them. In the midst is young Neeta, whose altruistic disposition is exploited to no end by everyone she knows, ultimately putting her on a path of devastation, decorated by problems along the way. Neeta's sacrifices make her a strong woman, but they are also a cause for her despair. Mr Ghatak uses music to elevate the trials and tribulations of Neeta in the viewer's mind. 3. Bhooter Bhabhishyat (2012): © Mojo Productions When ad-director Ayan (Parambrata Chatterjee) visits apparently haunted Chowdhury House to shoot for an advertisement, he gets stranded for the night. A while later, while exploring the manor, he runs into Biplab (Sabyasachi Chakrabarty), a local man who offers to tell him a story to provide him with some perspective upon learning Ayan's desire to become a filmmaker. A funny story about the quirky inhabitants of Chowdhury Baadi who just happen to be ghosts! As the movie unfolds, each character which their unique idiosyncrasies, try to subvert a terrible calamity which befalls them. Being a ghost be damned! No peace even after death! 4. Jatugriha (1964): © Uttam Kumar Films Private Ltd. Directed by the talented Tapan Sinha, this social drama concerning two people who are as alike as they are dissimilar, locked in marital discord, is based on Subodh Ghosh's novel “Jatugriha”. Shatadal (Uttam Kumar) and Madhuri (Arundhati Debi) are on the brink of divorce; a happy marriage that has unwittingly turned into a loveless façade. Ironically, their marriage starts crumbling as the construction of their dream home begins. In the heart of it all, unfulfilled desires and misunderstandings mar the couple's time together, as they slowly drift apart. In the backdrop is their completed home, now standing as an empty house, as Madhuri finally leaves him one day without much ado. Years later, they meet at a railway station, reminiscing about their married life and ruminating over what went wrong. 5. The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959): © Government of West Bengal Satyajit Ray's magnum opus, which cemented his name as one of the greats of cinema universally, is an adaptation of the novels “Pather Panchali” and “Aparajito” by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, monumental in earning him the much-deserved honorary Oscar. A movie that lies bare the pathos of human life. It follows Apurba Roy (thespian Soumitra Chatterjee's debut as the adult Apu), lovingly called Apu, through three phases of his life: a tragic childhood where he experiences the worst of circumstances but overcomes them (Pather Panchali, Song of the Road, 1955), begins his adolescence (Smaran Ghoshal) with nothing and seems to achieve success (Aparajito, The Unvanquished, 1956), falls in love but then life happens (Apur Sansar, The World of Apu, 1959). © Government of West Bengal Touted as one of the greatest films of all-time, it is an eloquent human story which touches you at the most visceral level. A first of many Soumitra-Satyajit collaborations. © Government of West Bengal 6. Chokher Bali: A Passion Play (A Grain of Sand / 2003): © Shree Venkatesh Films Based on Rabindranath Tagore's eponymous novel, 'Chokher Bali', directed by Rituparno Ghosh, is a story of love, lust, and longing. With themes of adultery, friendship and, societal pressure, focusing on the intertwined lives of Binodini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), Ashalata (Raima Sen), Mahendra (Prosenjit Chatterjee), and Bihari (Tota Roy Chowdhury), the film delves into the dynamics of a complicated friendship between two diametrically different women: the intelligent and shrewd Bindoni and naïve Ashalata, connected by their love for one man, the callous Mahendra (Ashalata's husband). Matters further complicate when Bihari gets entangled in the passion play. When recently-widowed Bindodini arrives as a guest into the Mukherjee house, the newly-wed Asha finds solace in the company of this wise, new-found friend, and strikes up a friendship, unwittingly naming it: Chokher Bali, a constant irritant in the eye. But Binodini has other plans; she aspires to exact revenge from the two suitors who had previously deemed her unworthy of marriage. Will she succeed in her quest of vengeance? Or will it lead to self-destruction? 7. Antarmahal: Views of the Inner Chamber (2005): © Twitter Set in 19th century Bengal, the movie, directed by Rituparno Ghosh and based on the short story “Pratima” by author Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay, tells the story of human desires and ambitions which when left unchecked bring utter ruination. Zamindar Bhubaneswar Chowdhury (Jackie Shroff) has two ambitions in life: sire a male heir and be feted with the honour of “Raibahadur”. The only problem is that he is unable to do both. Tyrannical yet incompetent, horny, and perennially grumpy, he has been married twice; very recently to young, fresh-faced Jashomati (Soha Ali Khan) whom he ravages every night. His first wife, Mahamaya (Roopa Ganguly), whom he has dismissed as barren, has given up on him and takes pleasure in terrorizing her new adversary. To finally win the coveted title and demean the neighbouring village's zamindar, Bhubaneswar along with his estate manager concocts a plan; make a colossal change to the Durga idol for Durga Puja. Enter handsome Brijbhushan, the sculptor who has to complete the task. But the comely youth seems to attract the attention of the ladies, especially one of his wives. On the home front, Bhubaneshwar's desperate desire to have a son makes him take horrendous decisions entangling his wives, which eventually lead to the unravelling of his life in a traumatic way he never envisioned. 8. Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder): © Balaka Movies Satyajit Ray's Asani Sanket is an adaptation of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's novel of the same name. It explores the aftermath of the 1943 Bengal Famine, which was solely responsible for the deaths of more than 3 million people. Set in provincial Bengal, Mr Ray uses Gangacharan (Soumitra Chatterjee), a Brahmin doctor/teacher and his wife, Anaga (Bobita), as the chroniclers of the story as their calm, leisurely village life gets upended by starvation and hunger. Not only do the lives of the people change for the worse, ironically, but it also starts the collapse of the rudimentary customs and traditions which were strictly followed in better times of the village. 9. Saptapadi (Seven Steps / 1961): © Alochhaya Productions Pvt. Ltd. The iconic duo of Bengali cinema “Uttam-Suchitra” star as star-crossed lovers who meet under unsavoury circumstances. We are taken back via flashback to the 1940s, pre-independent India where Indian students compete with Anglo-Indians with abandon. That is where young, intelligent Krishnendu from a staunch Hindu family, meets beautiful Rina Brown, a talented Anglo-Indian Christian. Love isn't far away, and with the legendary scene of the lovers seated on a motorcycle singing out to each “Ei Poth Jodi Na Shesh Hoye”, it seems that everything will finally fall in place. That is when tragedy strikes, secrets are revealed which spell doom for the bubbling romance. The question is now, after years, will they still be able to have the happiness that has forever eluded them? (Directed by Ajoy Kar, based on Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay's “Saptapadi”.) 10. Deep Jweley Jai (To Light A Lamp / 1959): © Badal Pictures Suchitra Sen stars as “Nurse Mitra”, in one of the most ingenious roles of her career, a nurse in a psychiatric facility where the doctors are trying to experiment with a new type of therapy for the patients: emotional support for their trauma. The nurses are to remain available to the patient as a friend/lover, help them but not get emotionally attached to them. Radha Mitra starts her journey of caring for a particular patient, Tapash (Basanta Choudhury), and seems successful. But what lies ahead for her as she struggles to keep her feelings at bay: a gruesome reality or love forever? A movie questioning the depth of human emotions and lays bare the fact that love is an emotion not be counterfeited. (Ashutosh Mukherjee's short story adapted to screen by Asit Sen) 11. Devi (The Goddess / 1960): © Pinterest Set in rural 19th century Bengal, Kalinkar Choudhuri (Chabbi Biswas), an ardent devotee of goddess Kali, has a vision that his younger daughter-in-law, Dayamoyee (Sharmila Tagore) is an incarnation of the goddess herself. Dayamoyee, always the docile daughter-in-law, dutifully agrees to humour her father-in-law and begins to “bless people”, until it starts wreaking havoc on her mental state. When her husband Umaprasad (Soumitra Chatterjee), away at Kolkata, learns of the turn of events at home, he rushes to save his wife from her fate but tragedy strikes. Another great movie directed by Satyajit Ray, based on a short story by Provatkumar Mukhopadhyay shows how extreme beliefs can turn into a ghastly reality. 12. Goynar Baksho (2013): © Shree Venkatesh Films A comedy surrounding a jewellery box full of secrets! Directed by Aparna Sen, starring Konkona Sensharma and Moushumi Chatterjee, the story focuses on three generations of a Bengali family, with their connecting factor to be a coveted jewellery box. Widowed matriarch Rashmoni (Moushumi Chatterjee) is as cantankerous as they get; quick to anger and extremely fond of her beloved wedding jewels which she keeps hidden in a box, away from the prying eyes of her greedy, materialistic family. When her nephew marries Somlata (Konkona Sensharma), a naïve young girl who is extremely scared of her new in-laws, Rashmoni strikes up a grudging friendship with her, eventually bequeathing her with the “goynar baksho” to save it from getting pawned off by her family. Somlata, now the secret keeper of the box, endeavours to change the luck of her family with her new acquisition. But to make things difficult and keep her niece-in-law in check, Rashmoni returns to haunt Somlata as a spirit. What follows is a laugh riot where the vulture-like family tries to pry away the box from its rightful owner. 13. Charulata (The Lonely Wife / 1964): © R.D. Bansal & Company Based on Rabindranath Tagore's Nashtanirh (The Broken Nest), Satyajit Ray's Charulata explores the psyche of the human mind through the protagonist Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee). With themes of forbidden love, alienation and loneliness, Charulata focuses on the namesake heroine, a lonely wife who whiles away her time around the house with nothing specific to engage her. Excitement comes in the form of her worldly brother-in-law, Amal (Soumitra Chatterjee), whose company she starts enjoying until it all starts to unravel as desire comes into play. Critically acclaimed and internationally admired, this is one of Satyajit Ray's finest films. Go, give these a try!
  10. Let's face it, no one looks as charming as Jim Sarbh or Milind Soman with grey hair. Everyone freaks out when they see a few strands of grey hair for the first time on their head, no matter what the age. People often associate greying hair with age. So, naturally, for most men and women in their twenties, spotting a bit of grey hair on their heads makes their world come crashing down on them. Now, it is absolutely normal for anybody to have one or two strands of grey hair. However, if you spot a bunch of them, chances are that there's something wrong. If you are one of the many people who have fallen victim to this modern-day vice, read on to find out how do you stop premature ageing: 1. Eat Right © Getty Images You've got to have a balanced diet, preferably one that has some key nutrients in abundance. Vitamins B12 and C are key for great scalp health and really goes a long way to stop premature greying. 2. Sleep Well © Getty Images No matter what you do, you simply cannot avoid living a stressful lifestyle. The only alternative that remains is to get proper rest. We suggest following a set sleeping pattern, one that has at least 6-7 hours of sleep. 3. Workout © Getty Images If you get the time to hit the gym regularly, kudos to your dedication and time management skills. However, since it is nearly impossible for the rest of us to do so, it is ideal if you workout anywhere and anytime you get a chance. Try taking the stairs instead of the escalator. Or walk instead of taking a rickshaw for a short distance to the nearby market. 4. Quit Smoking © Getty Images Nearly all your health problems can be linked to this one. We know how hard can it be to really kick the butt, but trust us when we say this, that it is completely worth it. Smoking causes some really drastic hormonal changes that are really detrimental for your hair. Apart from greying hair, it can also cause dry and itchy scalp, or worse, premature hair fall. 5. Oil Your Hair © Getty Images We all love a good oil massage, especially when our mom used to do it for us with all that zeal and passion. Unfortunately, most of us don't have that luxury anymore, thanks to our hectic schedules and super busy lifestyles. So, it helps if you think of massaging your hair more as a necessity than an option. And let's not forget, how relaxing and rejuvenating a good hair massage feels like. 6. Avoid Harsh Hair Products © Getty Images You really need to be cautious when you are choosing a shampoo. Not only there are chances that your current shampoo, as well as conditioner, does not actually suit you, they may be really harsh for your scalp and hair. Try sampling a few options before finally settling for one. Or, consult a dermatologist to find out what works for you.
  11. Shopping for a great gift for a loved one is hard, and it's no different when it comes to buying a Father's Day gift for your dad. After all, he's the man whose dressing sense you copied as a kid, the man who taught you how to ride a bike and how to shave. More importantly, he's the man whose dad jokes you've appropriated into your own repertoire! As you try to convey your appreciation for all that he's done for you this Father's Day, we're sure you'd agree that a run-of-the-mill gift will not do. Your dad deserves the best, and we have the perfect gift for him! Presenting the Man Box: The Daily Fix, which contains eight carefully curated grooming essentials for the modern man. Let's open it up and take a closer look at the goodies inside. Gift 1: Swiss Tempelle Men Total Care Face Wash, Scrub & Mask © MensXP Your father might not have the time (or even the desire) to put together a dedicated grooming routine, given the sheer number of products floating around on the market. However, he might make an exception once he has the Swiss Tempelle Men Total Care Face Wash, Scrub & Mask, which, as the name suggests, works as a face wash, scrub, and face mask all in one. It takes care of 12 of the most common skin issues that a man faces, making this a product he's sure to appreciate. To find out more about this product, click here Gift 2: Bioayurveda Deep Detox Body Scrub © MensXP He definitely deserves to be pampered, but booking a long and luxurious spa session for your dad (or your parents) every so often is probably not the most feasible option. Instead, why not bring the spa home to him, with the Bioayurveda Deep Detox Body Scrub? Its unique blend of organic herbs and natural oils will give his skin an organic cleanse, simultaneously conditioning, exfoliating, and firming it up. To find out more about this product, click here Gift 3: SYSKA HT200 Trimmer © MensXP Even though your dad has probably got the science of shaving down to a T, there's no man who wouldn't appreciate a gadget that makes shaving easier for him. That's where the SYSKA HT200 Trimmer comes into play, as it's capable of taming even the most rugged facial hair, giving a clean and precise trim. Whether he maintains some form of facial hair or prefers to go clean-shaven, his grooming kit will definitely benefit with the arrival of this trimmer! To find out more about this product, click here Gift 4: Bombay Shaving Company Beard Shampoo & Conditioner © MensXP If your old man has a beard, it's probably his pride and joy (after you and the rest of the family, of course!) With a gentle formula that makes it eminently suitable for daily use, the Bombay Shaving Company Beard Shampoo & Conditioner will keep his beard clean, soft, healthy, and well-nourished. It even conditions and moisturises it, making it a must-add to his shaving kit. To find out more about this product, click here Gift 5. Arata Hair Gel © MensXP If your dad (like most dads across the country) is fastidious about his appearance, he'd love to use this Arata Hair Gel to ensure that he never has a hair out of place. We know you're concerned about the chemicals that hair products like gels usually have, but there's no need to worry with this one - it's chemical-free formula reduces the risk of hair damage, and offers a strong hold that will last all day long! To find out more about this product, click here Gift 6: Saint Beard Irish Cream Lip Balm © MensXP Lip care is an often neglected part of any man's daily grooming routine. Before your dad has to experience the discomfort of cracked or discoloured lips, introduce him to the Saint Beard Irish Cream Lip Balm, a fragrant and long-lasting product that will keep his lips smooth and supple. Not just that, it also offers protection against the elements, and also helps retain their natural colour, making sure that he'll retain his dashing good looks! To find out more about this product, click here Gift 7: Bioayurveda Anti-Ageing Sun Protective Face Crème © MensXP Your dad may be the strongest man in the world for you, but there's no man stronger than the sun! That's why he'd be well served by the Bioayurveda Anti-Ageing Sun Protective Face Crème with SPF 30, which offers protection against sun damage, tanning, and premature ageing. A light layer every time he steps out in the heat, and he'll be able to keep harmful UV rays at bay with ease! To find out more about this product, click here Gift 8: Wildstone Code Steel Body Perfume © MensXP As children, we all tried our best to copy our fathers, which includes using his perfume or aftershave to smell more like him. So, what could be a more thoughtful gift than a well-chosen fragrance, something like the long-lasting, bold, yet refreshing notes of the Wildstone Code Steel Body Perfume? To find out more about this product, click here The Final Word Every product in the Man Box: The Daily Fix is tailor-made for the man of exquisite taste and superior sensibilities, so click here to gift your dad the great grooming gear he deserves. As a special offer for Father's Day, use the coupon code 'MB2700' at checkout for a whopping 78% off on your purchase, valid for a limited time only!
  12. 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.
  13. Whether you wish to get to know this girl in your class or want to be friends with the lively girl in your office who makes those eight hours look less dreary all of a sudden, the first step is to be able to get her to notice you. However, it's a lot easier said than done, and for obvious reasons too. More often than not, guys have a hard time going up to women and introducing themselves good-naturedly without seeming like a creep. © Dharma Productions However, things need not always be that way for men. A lot of times, men genuinely wish to get to know a woman and are honestly interested in giving it a shot and see where things will go. But a number of inhibitions and 'concerns' burden their minds, and deter them from following through with their original plans. But fret not, we have some really quick, not-at-all-awkward and “safe” ways of catching that woman's attention you are pining after. Check out these 6 easy ways of getting noticed by a girl without losing your mind over it: 1. Share A Smile (Or Five) That's the very first one that you should try. And honestly, that's also the safest way. A smile can never rub someone the wrong way, unless you are passing her a sleazy smile. But apart from that, sharing a confident smile every time you come face to face with them is just about the right way of starting things. © Red Chillis Entertainment 2. Attend To Her Before you think of anything else, no we're not talking about carrying her shopping bags for her or something (though that's always a nice touch), but what we really mean is that pay attention to what she says and does, when you share her company. Women notice when someone is being attentive towards them, and that always ends well. 3. Reciprocate Whenever necessary, make the effort of reciprocating her gestures and behaviour towards you. Reciprocating or mirroring the other person always catches their attention, try it. © RSVP Films 4. Dig Deeper To Find Shared Interests This might take a little bit of effort from your side, but try to find out what interests the woman you are crushing on. Suppose it's travelling that interests them, you can share (not brag) about your personal travel experiences when you guys share each other's company. That'll surely get her to notice you. © Maddock Films 5. A Hello Goes A Long Way A simple hello often takes too much work, but it's one of the easiest ways of taking things up a notch and gauging things for yourself. Try a “hey, how are you” the next time you see them and see how that goes. 6. Get Your Friends Involved Another fool-proof way of treading this path is to get your common friends involved so they can introduce you guys during a social setting, and there's no way things could get awkward after that.
  14. Last night, Apple announced a bunch of new features for the upcoming iOS 13 update and it will be available for users by this fall. Some features bring stability and performance improvements. While there are general improvements, Apple has also added new features and a brand new dark mode. If you've been wondering what all Apple announced last night, here's our comprehensive list for the smartphone. A Faster FaceID Apple announced that the facial recognition process from the TrueDepth camera will be 30% faster than what we are used to right now. The faster unlocking will help users get into their smartphones without having to wait for FaceID to recognise your face. The process is already fast enough but with the 30% improvement, it could really change the way we would unlock iPhones. Dark Mode © Apple A dark mode for iPhone is one the most sought after features and Apple finally made it a reality last night. The iPhone's interface will change into darker tones and will also translate to system-wide apps and third-party apps who enable the feature. The new dark mode comes with added benefits such as better battery life and the fact that it would put less strain on your eyes. Sign In With Apple © Apple Apple has made it easier for customers to now protect themselves with a new “Sign in with Apple” feature. You will no longer have to use Facebook or Google sign in which can be later used to track your activity. Apple wants to protect users by providing a developer with a random unique ID. Users will also have the option to keep their identities a secret and share relevant information with the application. Apple has also integrated FaceID and Touch ID for this feature as an additional layer of security. More Photo Editing Tools © Apple Apple is now going to make it easier to manage and edit images on iOS 13 thanks to machine learning. The Photos app will be able to highlight the best images, automatically remove duplicate images or screenshots and will intelligently organise your library. It will be even easier to discover and browse your images. Photo editing tools have now been expanded with more Portrait Lighting adjustments, more editing tools, new effects and a better interface. Apple has also introduced a new High-Key Mono effect that creates a monochromatic look for Portrait mode photos. Additional Features - Messages can automatically share a user's name and photo, or customised Memoji or Animoji -With AirPods, Siri can read incoming messages as soon as they arrive, from Messages or any SiriKit™-enabled messaging app - Two AirPods can listen to content from a single iPhone as Apple introduced a new audio sharing feature. - Voice Control provides a powerful new experience that enables users to operate their iPhone, iPad or Mac entirely by their voice. - Files app introduces the ability to share folders with iCloud Drive and access files from external storage devices like SD cards and USB flash drives. - Reminders app has a new look and offers intelligent ways to create and edit reminders.
  15. We have all been there - we go to the outlet of our favourite clothing brand, or the one that has some awesome deals on denims, browse through their offerings, try a fit or two, pick them up and call it a day. Rarely do we even think of customising them, apart from the slight alterations here and there. As a result, the world now seems lost in a sea of common and quite frankly, boring denims - be it a shirt, jacket or jeans. However, it does not have to be that way. A few brave souls have shown the world that adding bling to your regular old denims is a guaranteed way to turn heads. Do it right, and you may even be crowned as the fashion guru in your college or office. The key here is to balance things out. Go overboard, and you may end up looking like a 7-year-old girl's Ken Doll. However, if like us, going subtle as well as over the top is your thing, then read on. 1. Whacky Prints © Instagram Fans of prints, make some noise! Prints are, by far, the easiest way to get your favourite denim customised. There are plenty of service providers in most tier I and tier II cities, who can print out your favourite movie poster, or graphics on your jacket, or shirt. Alternatively, there are several denim makers who will do that for you. Just ensure that you don't go for an actual photograph, and certainly not one of yours. That just looks tacky. 2. Embroider Your Heart Out © Pinterest Embroidering stuff onto your denim shirt or denim jacket can totally change the look of your outfit and elevate it to a whole new level. Plus, because it is often done by hand, embroidery adds a distinct legacy to the piece. Similar to prints, there are tons of designs that you can go for. And, if you want to take the personalisation to a whole new level, you can always take it upon yourself to create your own masterpiece. 3. Catchy Patchy © Etsy Are you a fan of the EPL and want to shout it out to the rest of the world? Or, like any other woke millennial, do you support causes that leave your parents confused and dazed? Try adding a few patches to your denim. Now, there are two ways to go about it. You can either pick ones that need to be stitched on to your piece, which is super easy to do if you know your way around a needle and some thread. Or, you can go for an even easier route and pick up a few options that can be ironed on. The best thing about patches is that they can be added and removed as one wishes to. In effect, one can actually play to one's heart's content with patches. 4. Custom Leather Patches © Etsy Of all the things that we have listed here, nothing is as subtle as a personalised leather patch. One would ask why would one to customise something like a leather patch, a thing that is no one even looks at? Well, leather patches are one of the very few pieces that can actually bear your name, without seeming to be too full of yourself. Plus, there are tons of other designs, most of which are very classy and distinct. 5. Colour & Dye © Pinterest When it comes to coloured denims, most of us believe that singular shades are the way to go. However, if you have ever seen a reputable fashion house's summer or spring launch, you will realise that it is not necessarily true. Dyed denims, especially jeans, can be mesmerising to look at and a really fun way to make, if you choose to dye your denims, yourself. Because there are tons of options in terms of colours and oxidation processes, you don't really know what you may end up with. That's actually the fun part. Just to play it safe, we suggest that you first do a trial run, perhaps on your younger sibling's jeans before you commit to your own piece.
  16. You may have seen this guy at your gym. The one who has an impressive upper body and a laughable lower body. Their legs are non-existent compared to the massive upper body. The reason, well, you know it. No leg days at all. They only keep training their upper body and keep beefing it up. Truth be told, that is not impressive. They are usually referred to as having chicken legs. Are you also someone who has avoided training legs and now has chicken legs? Well, it is not late yet. Start incorporating leg workouts and beef up your legs as well. Why should you be doing that anyway in the first place? - Better physique symmetry - More functionality - Reduced risk of injury - Look fu*king awesome! I am pretty sure the last reason should be enough to convince you. Leg development has always been a part of the physique and bodybuilding sport and your entire body is supported by your legs. © Getty Images It is like the foundation of your house. Would it not make sense to have a strong foundation? Now let's understand the leg muscles. Your legs are made up of mainly 4 muscle groups. They are: 1. Quadriceps 2. Hamstrings 3. Glutes 4. Calves There is another set of lifters who ignore training their hamstrings and glutes, as the classic bodybuilding documentaries did not cover it. Well, do not be that guy. Give equal commitment and dedication to all of these muscle groups if you really want to maximize your leg development and have awesome looking wheels. For maximal development, another thing that I recommend to my clients is to hit a leg workout at least twice a week. The same goes for any other body part. © Getty Images If you are a natural lifter and want to maximize muscle development, ensure that you are training each body part at least twice a week. Here is a sample hypertrophy workout you can start doing for your legs right from the next session: 1. Hip Thrusts - 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps 2. Back Squat or Leg Press - 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps 3. Lying Hamstring Curls - 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps 4. Walking Lunges - 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps 5. Calf raises - 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps Along with this, you can end your session with a farmers walk if you are feeling confident. It will not only work your legs, but it will also engage your core and help you develop arm strength as well. So start working out your legs and do not be the bro that has chicken legs! Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  17. 'Dark comedy', often referred to as 'black comedy', basically is an adult's favourite escape mechanism when it comes to throwing light and laughing at matters which are considered too 'dark' to openly talk about. If you too want to feed your dark soul with some dark humour, here are 5 recommendations for your binge watch session: 1. Dead To Me If you still haven't watched this brilliantly dark comedy and need a reason to watch it, then please take our advice and do it already. A story of two opposite women, dealing with their weird complications in life, end up becoming friends with a secret that looms on their head. Very real and raw. 2. Orange Is The New Black This story follows a New Yorker who has to serve time in prison for a crime she committed long ago. The journey of how she changes completely, how the life in prison toughens her up and the relationship with the inmates is funny but a dark watch. 3. Weeds If you loved 'Dead To Me' then you'll find 'Weeds' to be the perfect watch after it. It has a similar story line of a widowed mother trying to make ends and raising two boys by resorting to selling weed. Hilarious and very unabashed! 4. Bojack Horseman Yeah one might wonder how an animated series can contribute to dark humour but the whole idea of a horse-man, if we may call him, throwing truth bombs of how anxiety, self-destruction and depression is deep-rooted in our lives and making us laugh at it with sadness and darkness is crazy and good. 5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend This is a well-delivered and a very sharp dark comedy about a woman who is still pining over the guy who left her long ago. Prepare to laugh and go 'damn that's sad but true' at the same time with this show.
  18. 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.
  19. There's always an urge to follow a grooming routine when you have a day off or while relaxing. We get it! But when it comes to giving your skin a chance to glow post workout, you generally tend to skip it, assuming the routine will take longer. Our guide will help you elevate your post workout regimen so you don't perspire during your boardroom meetings. Get ready to be the savvy gym-goer, right away! 1. Wash Your Face With A Mild Cleanser © Getty Images A meticulous workout session may make you proud, but for your skin, that's not the case. Sweating is a way to detox but when it mixes with the dead cells, your pores could get clogged. Don't be the guy who doesn't care and use a gentle face wash to steer clear of the oily skin and blackheads. 2. A Quick Body Cleanse © Getty Images That worked up sweat now needs a heavy duty shower gel. Use a vitamin packed body wash to hydrate and refresh your body. Invest in a good foaming option that helps you get rid of the stink and lets you stride with a good whiff. 3. Wash Your Hair © Getty Images Using a shampoo post workout sesh is vital, but in case it means you have to lather your hair again within 24 hours, we suggest you go for a dry shampoo. Shampooing often can take away the natural oils. A dry shampoo is a quick fix to steer clear of the odour and grime. 4. Don't Overdo Your Hair © Getty Images As tempting as a hair gel can look, applying too much can mess up your hairstyle. Take a pea sized amount and work it on your hair for a natural look. 5. Do Not Shave © Getty Images It is advised to not let the blades come in contact with your skin post workout sesh as it's quite sensitive at this time. If you have a date night or a meeting, remember to shave a day before. Lack of time means cuts and bruises and we don't want that. 6. Moisturise Your Skin © Getty Images We all need a skin nourishing cream to tackle dryness. And not just your face, but all the drying regions like elbows, knees, heels - need hydration. A quick massage with a lotion will leave you with a lasting fragrance, plus relaxation. 7. Slather Some Sunscreen © Getty Images Basking in the sun has become a part of your life, but not shielding your skin will damage it. Head out applying an SPF 30 sunscreen and use it as a part of your daily routine. 8. Look Good, Smell Fresh © Getty Images Finally, the last step to not reek of disgusting odour is by using a fresh cologne, sprayed on the pulse points. Remember, less is more!
  20. They might look like they're going to slip off at any moment, but ankle length socks happen to possess a distinct set of advantages that make them an essential part of any man's wardrobe. What might these advantages be? Well, their minimalistic design offers coverage where it is required, while simultaneously giving your feet some much-needed breathing room. More importantly, they tick all the right boxes aesthetically, poking out just the right amount from beneath your shoes to make a style statement, without exposing too much unnecessary fabric. The fact that you can pair them up with almost any type of footwear and still look your best makes our list of the best ankle length socks for men essential reading for stylish individuals. Put Your Best Foot Forward With These Amazing Ankle Socks 1. Gold Toe Men's Quarter 656 Athletic Sock (6-Pack) © Amazon Gold Toe is known for setting the gold standard for socks, and with products like these, it's easy to see why that's the case! The specially flattened toe seam and rounded heel provide a superior fit, while the cushioned sole absorbs impact and reduces friction. Available in black and white variants that are accentuated with an eye-catching gold trim, these socks don't lack in the style department either. Fabric Composition: 82% cotton and 18% stretch nylon MRP: Rs. 3,474 Buy It Here 2. Adidas Originals Trefoil Ankle Socks (3-Pack) © Adidas The iconic 3-Stripe design on the cuff and the Trefoil on the ankle give these Adidas socks instant credibility as quality activewear. The maroon, navy, and black variants bring diversity to your sock drawer, while the supremely comfortable cotton build stretches to offer a snug fit. Add to that their incredibly affordable price, and you have some of the best ankle length socks for men available on the market right now. Fabric Composition: 78% cotton, 13% polyester, 7% polyamide, and 2% elastane MRP: Rs. 999 Buy It Here 3. Bombas Shadow Stripe Ankle Socks © Nordstrom Make a bold style statement with these striped ankle socks from Bombas, which offer unmatched comfort thanks to the extra long staple cotton fabric as well as the honeycomb arch support system. The hand-linked Invisitoe seam combines with the Y-stitched heel to create a snug fit, but what makes these socks really stand out is the fact that, for every pair it sells, Bombas donates another to a homeless shelter. Fabric Composition: 69% cotton, 27% polyester, 3% rubber, and 1% spandex MRP: Rs. 3,310 (including shipping) Buy It Here 4. Dickies Men's Dri-Tech Comfort Quarter Socks (6-Pack) © Amazon If you prefer to do your sock-shopping in bulk, then this six-pack of moisture-wicking socks from Dickies makes for the ideal purchase. Their fully cushioned foot and arch compression offers an impressive fit, while the ventilation channels keep your feet cool and dry. With the reinforced heel and toe to increase their durability, you can rely on their longevity as well. Fabric Composition: 70% cotton, 28% polyester, and 2% spandex MRP: Rs. 1,970 Buy It Here 5. Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Socks © Nordstrom Ideal for runners who like to step out in style, these PhD Run Light Elite socks are crafted using Indestructawool technology to ensure high performance and exceptional durability. Cushioning in the ball and heel of the foot aids shock absorption, while their virtually seamless toe reduces hot spots. Additionally, the 4 Degree Elite Fit System has a flex zone at the ankle joint, offering a supremely comfortable fit when you're on the move. Fabric Composition: 56% merino wool, 41% nylon, 2% elastane, and 1% polyester MRP: Rs. 3,762 (including shipping) Buy It Here 6. Under Armour Men's Charged Cotton 2.0 Quarter Socks (6-Pack) © Amazon Looking for the best ankle length socks to wear at the gym? These ones from Under Armour offer the comfort of cotton, but dry much faster. The strategic cushioning minimises unnecessary bulk, simultaneously enhancing flexibility and breathability, while the Dynamic Arch Support helps reduce foot fatigue. You won't even have to worry about foul-smelling feet at the end of your workout either, as the Amourblock Technology prevents the growth of odour-causing bacteria. Fabric Composition: 77% cotton, 21% polyester, and 2% spandex MRP: Rs. 2,988 Buy It Here 7. Champion Men's Quarter Socks (6-Pack) © Amazon These socks from Champion combine soft cotton-rich yarns with spandex to offer all-day breathable comfort, as well as a superior fit, all the while keeping your feet cool and dry. Cushioned for high-impact comfort, their reinforced heel and toe resist daily wear and tear, while the ribbed stay-up tops ensure that they won't easily slip down your feet either. Fabric Composition: 75% premium cotton, 20% polyester, 2% spandex, 2% other fibers, and 1% natural latex rubber MRP: Rs. 2,472 Buy It Here 8. Balega Enduro Quarter Socks © Nordstrom Balega's Enduro Quarter running socks conform perfectly to the contours of your foot without being too restrictive, thanks to the V-Tech Arch Support System, thereby preventing annoying blisters. The extra-deep heel pocket ensures the perfect fit, while the moisture-wicking Drynamix fabric blend ensures peak performance, as well as total comfort when you're on the move. What's more? These quarter socks are also longer than micro crew socks, which usually end just below your ankle. This difference might not seem like much, but let us assure you, it goes a long way in showcasing your superior fashion choices for the world to admire! Fabric Composition: 69% drynamix polyester, 29% nylon, and 2% elastane MRP: Rs. 4,028 (including shipping) Buy It Here 9. Stance Uncommon Solids Wool QTR © Stance The Uncommon Solids Wool QTR features a network of mesh vents that cover the top of the foot to the arch for enhanced breathability. At the same time, air channel cushioning uses an articulated foot bed to increase padding and airflow, while the 200 needle count stitching offers superior durability. Unlike most socks that are interchangeable, these ones feature anatomically correct designs for the left and right foot, which results in the perfect fit. However, it's the FEEL360 technology that really makes these some of the best ankle length socks for men, as they react to bacteria and body temperature to create a fresh and dry experience for your feet. Fabric Composition: 40% wool, 38% nylon, 18% polyester, and 4% elastane MRP: Rs. 3,376 (including shipping) Buy It Here 10. Nike Everyday Cushion Ankle Socks (3-Pack) © Nike The thick terry sole of these Nike ankle socks gives you added comfort and impact protection when you're sweating it out in the gym, while high-friction yarns in the footbed reduce slippage, giving you greater grip. They also happen to be made of a moisture-wicking fabric that draws sweat away from your skin, keeping your feet dry and comfortable throughout your workout. Fabric Composition: 71% cotton, 26% polyester, 2% elastane, and 1% nylon MRP: Rs. 595 Buy It Here 11. Bold Socks Black Red Gray Stripe Poverty Men's Ankle Socks - Conscious Step © Bold Socks This striking striped offering from Bold Socks is ideal for men who want to add a little variety to their sock collection, but aren't quite ready to commit to bright, fluorescent socks just yet. The organic cotton fabric makes them comfortably thick without being too bulky, which just enhances the comfort. However, what makes these some of the best ankle length socks for men, is the fact that each purchase funds a different social or environmental cause, dealing with issues such as literacy and ocean clean-ups. So if you want to make a style statement and also do some good in the world, these are the socks for you! Fabric Composition: 75% organic cotton, 15% elastane, 8% polyamide, and 2% spandex MRP: Rs. 1,604 (including shipping) Buy It Here 12. Darn Tough Hiker ¼ Cushion Sock © Amazon Don't get put off by the hefty price tag - these socks from Darn Tough come with a lifetime guarantee, so you're actually making a shrewd investment! Why exactly is this such a great investment, we hear you ask? Well, you get socks with a Performance Trail Fit, which means no slipping, bunching, or blisters. The fine gauge knitting makes you forget that you're actually wearing them, while the fast-action wicking draws moisture away from the skin. Add to that the ultra-comfortable cushioning underfoot, and you have yourself a real winner! Fabric Composition: 61% merino wool, 37% nylon, and 2% lycra spandex MRP: Rs. 5,158 Buy It Here
  21. 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!
  22. Relationships can be tricky to manoeuvre sometimes. When we start out, it's all hearts and roses, goosebumps and shooting heart rates, then a few months (or even years) down the line, everything looks darn different. The excitement dies down to a ripple, and all the butterflies seem to have flown out of our tummies, and our 'heart eyes' are restored to their original capacities. (c)Dharma Productions However, amidst all these things, if there is one thing that ideally should not change, are the feelings our partner inspires every time we look at them. Yes, even with their sleep-mussed hair, runny makeup, or in the middle of a showdown right in the car parking! No matter what the situation is, and what we might be up to, there should never be any doubt in our mind about how our partner makes us feel. Even when things get ugly or difficult, our feelings for one another must never change, or at least not enough to intentionally hurt eat other. The love and respect we share must always be our strength, no matter how much time or how many struggles we have to face together. (c)T-Series Yet, if you are still not sure whether he or she is 'The One' for you, answer these 6 simple questions and find out for yourself. Mind you, if your answer to any of these is 'no', then you and your partner need to take a step back and reconsider your future: Question 1: Can You Discuss Anything & Everything With Your Partner At Given Point Of Time? Think real hard. Open channels of communication and sharing are the biggest signifiers of a fulfilling relationship. (c)Maddock Films Question 2: Do You Seek To Or Envision/Dream Of Spending Your Old Age With Your Partner? Seeking a future together should be on both of your lists for the relationship to flourish and bloom. Both of you should be looking for the same things from your relationship. Question 3: Is Yours An Unconditional And Selfless Love? Do you love your partner without any expectations and in abundance, and the same can be said for how they feel for you? If not, then you need to address this with your partner. (c)Dharma Productions Question 4: Is Your Partner Welcome At Every Family Get-Together Or Outing With Friends? It's important that our friends and family like the person we wish to spend the rest of our lives with. Because if they don't like them, there's going to be a solid reason and you might want to look into it. Question 5: Do Your Fantasies Have A Face Different Than Your Partner's? If this has ever happened to you, stop right there. Fantasizing about dating or bedding someone else while in a relationship is a huge red flag. (c)Excel Emtertainment Question 6: Do You Cherish The Time Spent Together? Enjoying each other's company and looking forward to hanging out together doing nothing, in particular, are signs of a healthy relationship. If you don't love spending time with your partner for whatever reason, this relationship isn't for you.
  23. June 2019 is a fiery month for all that is good on TV and the movies and we can't wait to become absolute couch potatoes next month onwards. Apart from that, going to the movie hall and spending a good amount of money will be worth it in June because Hollywood has something good in store for us. It is action-packed, it's funny, it's horrific and it's animated, and with every genre coming together to give you maximum entertainment, there is nothing else you really need. (c)20th Century Fox So, yes, look out for these 5 kickass Hollywood movies in June, book your tickets sooner than soon and don't forget to thank us. (1) X-Men: The Dark Phoenix (c)20th Century Fox Well, we've been waiting for this one far too long now and we hope it's not a sheer disappointment. While some of us can't wait to see Sansa aka Sophie Turner in a different avatar altogether, most of us have been waiting to see what Dark Phoenix really unfolds. All we know is the X-Men face their most powerful foe, Jean Grey. Jean is hit by a mysterious cosmic force when she's on a mission in space and after her return to earth, she's just infinitely powerful and a little bit evil, all because she really hasn't learnt to control the power she possesses. Banking on Sophie for this one. Releasing on: June 7, 2019 Watch the trailer here (2) Men In Black: International (c)Sony Pictures Releasing We have 'Men In Black: International' the fourth part of the series releasing this year on June 14th and we can't keep it together, because the trailer looks really badass, with some new elements drawn in. The sad part though is that we don't have the regular partners in crime this time, and that's the kinda camaraderie we're really going to miss. But fret not, 'MIB International' promises another alien invasion and two agents looking to kick some alien ass. Releasing on: June 14, 2019 Watch the trailer here (3) Child's Play (c)United Artists Releasing Although the scary doll movie has maintained its sequels pretty well, the new one isn't a part of that. In fact, the new 'Child's Play' is the remake of the original one and it seems as scary as the first one. The movie definitely has some old-school slasher vibe. Can't wait to see this again. Releasing on : June 21, 2019 Watch the trailer here (4) Toy-Story 4 (c)Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures This one is packed with a lot of action and nostalgia because Bo Peep is coming back after more than 20 years after making a debut back in 1999. The movie will hit the theatres in June. Releasing on : June 21, 2019 Watch the trailer here (5) The Dead Don't Die (c) Focus Features There's a chance this movie won't be in theatres here, but even so, download it when the time is right and watch it for sure. Because if you're in to zombies, this one's a funny one for sure. To add some light humour to an intense horrific year, we have another comical (of sorts) Zombie movie, with an awesome cast. The movie is obviously about a small-town police department battle some zombies. Of course, it's like any other Zombie movie but the cast surely makes this better. With Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Rozie Perez and Iggy Pop, this movie looks damn promising. Releasing on: June 14, 2019 Watch the trailer here There are lots more releasing next month but these are surely going to have you at the edge of your seat. Most of the releases are sequels and maybe 2019 is the year of some great sequels (read 'Avengers: Endgame'). So, maybe plan your weekends with these movies on your agenda, for sure.
  24. Entertainment, Entertainment, and Entertainment - these are the three qualities that are needed to attract a viewer to come to the theatres. So far, 2019 has been pretty fruitful for Bollywood. We have had films like 'Gully Boy', 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', 'Kesari', and 'Luka Chuppi' which were intensely appreciated by the audience. Interestingly, the masses have gotten a flavour blend of both intense and light-hearted movies. May was a blend of romantic and political movies. This month, we've had PM Narendra Modi's biopic, which was released post the elections to much fanfare. We also got to see stories that throw light on incidents that are not known to us in detail, like Arjun Kapoor's 'India's Most Wanted', which is inspired by the true events of the capture of terrorist Yaseen Bhatkal. After such an intense end to May, it's time to start the next month with a bang, as viewers are waiting with bated breath to see Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's 'Bharat'. June 2019 doesn't have a big line up, but we can assure you that the movies in the pipeline have something interesting to offer if you are a movie enthusiast. Let's look at the movies which should be on your must-watch list: 1. Bharat Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are back and viewers are in awe of their chemistry ever since they were first seen together in 'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya'. 'Bharat' is an upcoming drama film which is about a journey of a man and the nation together. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Tabu and Jackie Shroff will be seen sharing the screen in this film. For a Salman Khan fan, the movie is bound to be a visual delight as it will show the actor in different avatars. We are not really sure about the content but we can blindly make a bet that it will fare well at the box office. Are you all set for a roller-coaster ride on June 5th? 2. Kabir Singh Shahid Kapoor is back in the game and how! Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer, 'Kabir Singh', is a remake of the Telugu film 'Arjun Reddy'. The trailer has already generated a lot of anticipation for the film and the viewers have appreciated Shahid for his intense acting. We are sure that comparisons will be drawn but it will be worth the watch. 3. Article 15 © Ayushmann Khurrana/Twitter A movie featuring Ayushmann Khurrana can't be taken for granted as the actor never goes wrong in taking up his scripts. It will be interesting to see what the actor has to offer this time. 'Article 15' is scheduled to release on 28 June, this year and the icing on the cake is Anubhav Sinha taking the director's seat. Ayushmann will be seen essaying the role of a police officer for the first time in this film. A stellar cast that includes Isha Talwar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, M Naser, Ashish Verma, Sushil Pandey, Subrajyoti Bharat, and Zeeshan Ayub will also add to the film. Which film are you vouching for? Let us know in the comments below!
  25. The majority of the people that I see in the gym have the same old idea about warm-up before beginning their workout. Five-to-seven minutes on a treadmill or spin bike and they will jump straight on to the bench press or squat rack and begin weight training. A lot of people don't even spend 5 minutes warming up their body but just perform a warm-up set before beginning the actual set. This is a clear invitation to injuries. If you also have been following a similar approach for warming up your body before exercise, read on to know one of the best ways to warm-up before training. Why Is Warming-Up Necessary? A warm-up before exercise prepares your body for the workout. It elevates the body temperature and increases heart rate and respiration. © Getty Images This, in turn, increases the flow of oxygenated blood to your working muscles. Secondly, a proper warm-up prepares you mentally as well for the upcoming workout. It will activate your neuro-muscular system to prepare your body for the upcoming movements. While some of you may think that warm-up is only for novices and beginners, even the most experienced and professional athletes also perform a good warm-up before their exercise. Step 1 – Getting Warmed Up Warming up your body can be done through various ways which include any form of cardiovascular exercise. The purpose of doing some form of cardiovascular exercise, in the beginning, is to elevate the heart rate and body temperature. You don't have to restrict yourself to the treadmill or stationary bikes but you can also choose to do skipping, jumping jacks or any other cardiovascular movement that you enjoy doing. © Getty Images Whatever option you choose amongst them, make sure that you gradually increase the effort. Don't just straight away increase the intensity. When you feel that your respiration rate has increased and the body temperature has risen slowly, you can stop doing this step for the warm-up. Step 2 – Foam Roll Though you could foam roll your entire body before beginning the workout, I suggest you at least foam roll the particular muscle group that you will be training that day. © Getty Images What a form roller does is that it mobilizes the fluid component of the tissue and activates as well as balances the muscle spindle. This, in turn, provides information to your body about the changes in the length and tension of the muscle that you are working on. If there is any specific muscle group that is stiff, make sure to foam roll it appropriately till the time it relaxes and there is a decrease in tenderness. Step 3 – Perform Dynamic Stretching © Getty Images Dynamic stretching is like informing your muscles that they are going to be used up extensively in the next few minutes. Dynamic stretching, in very simple words, means taking your muscles and joints through a full range of motion in multiple planes. I recommend including dynamic stretches for upper as well lower body so that your body is thoroughly prepared for the warm-up set. After performing the dynamic stretching for a couple of minutes, begin with the warm-up set for the exercise that you will be doing for the day. 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/
×