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The Heartwork Tattoo Festival Comes To India This Weekend

TLC has brought the biggest tattoo festival – the Heartwork Tattoo Festival - to India this December. Taking place from 2nd till 4th December at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, the festival will host some of the biggest artists from England, Spain, Russia and Netherlands along with the best tattoo artist from India. The main aim of the festival is to normalize tattoos and make them more accessible by bringing together the tattoo industry, artists and equipment suppliers in one place. The festival will have a lot of well known artists like Jay Freestyle from the Netherlands, Stepan Negur from Russia, Bez 666 from the UK, Fabrice Koch from Germany along with many other national and international artists famous for their distinct styles and skills. Moreover, the festival will also provide entertainment for the visitors and keep them engaged with a lot of bands and various other acts. So if you’re a fan of body art, this is the place to be. See you guys there!
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10 Music Festivals Across The Country Making December Merrier Than Ever

If you’ve ever attended a music festival, you know what a fun and exhilarating experience it is. Music festivals are the best way of discovering new music and having a blast with your friends. December is probably the best month of the year as it is filled to the brim with music festivals. 1. Hornbill Festival When: 1st-10th December 2016 Where: Kisama Heritage Village © wikipedia Appropriately called the ‘Festival of Festivals’, the Hornbill Festival is a celebration held at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, and sees participation from all the tribes in Nagaland. The main objective of the festival is to revive the rich culture of the state and put Nagaland’s extravagant traditions on display.  2. Bacardi Nh7 Weekender Pune  When: 2nd-4th December 2016 Where: Life Republic, Pune  © Bacardi Nh7 Weekender Known as the happiest music festival ever, Weekender is the biggest celebration of different genres along with both homegrown and international artist all at one place. Starting in 2010, Weekender has just gotten better with each and every festival. The Pune edition will wrap up the festival for this year. Buy Tickets here. 3. Magnetic Fields When: 9th-11th December 2016 Where: Alsisar Mahal, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan © Magnetic Fields Festival More than just a music festival, Magnetic Fields is a unique combination of contemporary culture along with Rajasthani Heritage. This will be a perfect weekend filled with music, art and food at the magical venue of Alsisar Mahal. Buy Tickets here. 4. The Gig Week When: 10th-17th December 2016 Where: Various Venues, Delhi © Dhruv Kalra/The Gig Week Starting in 2011, the Gig Week is a weeklong festival combining various genres as well as venues. The festival is spread all over Delhi with a lot of homegrown and international artists performing at different places to create a unique and intimate festival experience. Buy Tickets here. 5. Serendipity Arts Festival When: 16th-23rd December 2016 Where: Campal Panaji, Goa Set on the banks of the Mandovi River, this festival celebrates art and culture and is filled with a lot of different activities. With theatrical performances, design interventions, restoration projects and public art initiatives, this festival has something in store for everyone.  Buy Tickets here. 6. Enchanted Valley When: 17th-18th December 2016 Where: Aamby Valley City, Lonavala © Enchanted Valley Carnival With a unique combination of music, camping and adventure sports, the Enchanted Valley Carnival is a different experience altogether. The festival features music and various artists from the world of cutting edge electronic dance and world music with genres like House, Techno, Trance, D&B (Drum and Bass), Pop, Fusion, Folk, Rock, Dubstep, Experimental music. Buy Tickets here. 7. Lurm Festival When: 23rd-25th December 2016 Where: Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer  © Lurm Festival A perfect blend of music, food, fashion, film, adventure, camping, beer, and wine, the Lurm Festival is the first zero waste and the biggest desert festival in the country. Almost 100 food outlets will showcase the best cuisines from all over the world, and about 200 films from 15 different countries will also be screened. Buy Tickets here. 8. Sunburn When: 27th-30th December 2016 Where: Nawasa, Pune © sunburn The biggest electronic music festival in Asia, Sunburn is the biggest highlight of the year for every EDM fan. The four-day festival perfectly combines music, food, entertainment, shopping and lifestyle.  Buy Tickets here. 9. Mood Indigo When: 23rd-26th December 2016 Where: IIT Bombay © Mood Indigo With close to 50 editions, Mood Indigo, IIT Bombay’s cultural festival, has become Asia’s largest college cultural festival. Along with high quality competitions, the festival also takes up a social cause every year.  10. Krank Goa When: 27th-30th December 2016 Where: Chronicle, Vagator, Goa © krank Not your typical music festival, Krank is a boutique party experience which showcases non-mainstream music in an amazing setting. This will be the 6th edition of Krank, and will provide a perfect and music filled end to the year.  Buy Tickets here.
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These Nehru Jackets Under Rs 3000 Will Help You Make A Statement At Your Work Place

We understand that those morning routines of getting up early and rushing to your work place can be taxing and boring. But how about having a bit of fun with your outfits while you get ready for office? We suggest that instead of donning a run-of-the-mill blazer or a sweater, have fun with Nehru jackets. Yes, they are not just limited to being festive pieces anymore. Pick up these sober, sleeveless jackets and layer them over your formal shirts and you surely will make a statement at your work place.  Confused about where to get them from? Here are a few easy-on-your-pocket options! Shaftesbury London Grey Jute Nehru Jacket Where to get it from: Myntra How much for: Rs 2399 © Myntra DUKE, Regular Fit Nehru Jacket Where to get it from: Ajio How much for: Rs. 2,921 © ajio Mens Mao Collar Solid Nehru Jacket Where to get it from: Shoppersstop How much for: Rs 2299 © shoppersstop Alvin Kelly, Linen Nehru Jacket Where to get it from: Luxehues How much for: Rs 1449 © Luxehues Platinum Studio Olive Green Nehru Jacket Where to get it from: Snapdeal How much for: Rs 1485 © Snapdeal Bluethreads Black Solid Nehru Jacket Where to get it from: Jabong How much for: Rs 1199 © Jabong
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Who Is Sonam Gupta? Here Are 5 Things The Internet Needs To Know About Her

Sonam Gupta, internet’s latest obsession has raised a LOT of questions. We tried finding some stuff up about her and here are 5 facts that the internet really needs to know about her. 1. Director Dharmesh Darshan made a film on Sonam Gupta 11 years ago and signed Akshay Kumar to play her jilted lover. Even though neither Akshay nor Darshan ever publicly admitted that film was based on her, this song was a BIG giveaway. 2. She was also the inspiration behind Shabbir Hussain’s most popular work till date. It’s true. Heart break brings out the artist in you. 3. Several attempts have been made by filmmakers to tell the story of Sonam Gupta but none of them got an approval from CBFC. Some leaked images of the original movie poster of ‘Sanam Bewafa’ prove that the film was in fact, based on a true story. Now we know why Salman Khan has been so tight lipped about Sonam Gupta’s controversy till now. © Twitter 4. Queen Elizabeth II met Sonam Gupta in a private gathering in England and while she had only one thing to say. PROUD MOMENT FOR INDIA:

Queen of England declares Sonam Gupta as "International Bewafa" ! pic.twitter.com/QWNxcyUS97 — Finger of India (@IndiaFinger) November 14, 2016 5. This world saw the biggest Supermoon in the last 70 years this November and thanks to NASA, her Bewafai finally became a celestial truth for the whole universe. NASA releases images of shocking text on the #SuperMoon pic.twitter.com/YLirEMK2sm — Yash Bhardwaj (@theyashbhardwaj) November 14, 2016 Guess Sonam Gupta really is a Grade A Bewafa. Disclaimer - If you actually believed all of that, you’re not supposed to be on the internet.
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The Country Salutes The Sacrifice Of The Nagrota Martyrs Akshay Kumar andamp Kunal Munnadir

Tuesday was a devil’s deal in disguise when misfortune rained in Nagrota. Four army men lost their lives when terrorists dressed up as policemen tossed grenades and opened fire in the area. People were held as hostages as well, and out of the Army men who lost their lives, two of them were Army Majors. © Twitter Major Akshay Girish Kumar and Gosavi Kunal Munnadir were two of the brave souls who laid their lived down, fighting for the nation. All of 31 years, Akshay was the son of the IAF pilot, Girish Kumar. He had been married for four years to Sangeetha Ravindran and had a three year old daughter, who was in Nagrota when the attack happened. According to a Times Of India report, Akshay’s mother wanted his daughter Naina to be inspired by the eight year old Kashmiri kickboxer, Tajamul Islam. © Twitter © Twitter Hundreds of people paying homage to Martyr Major Akshay Kumar at His Residence in Sadahalli #Bengaluru  #nagrotaattack pic.twitter.com/nm3ZzNm0x6 — Manjunath Naglikar (@manjunathn2) December 1, 2016 His friends say that while most people were still confused about what they wanted to do in their lives, Akshay was determined to join the army at a very young age. Kunal had just returned from duty in Jammu with his family on Monday, a day before the attack happened.  © Twitter He joined the Indian Army in 2006 and was a graduate of the Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce in Pune. He is now survived by his wife, his three-year-old daughter, his parents and two brothers. VIDEO: Saluting Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir, who was martyred in the Nagrota Attack pic.twitter.com/PFspqhsAaa — TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) December 1, 2016 Mortal remains of #Nagrota martyr Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir arrives at his hometown in Maharashtra's Pandharpur, reports ANI pic.twitter.com/CXW3weqI52 — Times of India (@timesofindia) December 1, 2016 Every day, our brave Indian Army men risk their lives so the nation can sleep in peace. The wrath of enemies leave permanent scars on our land and the cost of the bloodshed cannot be measured in any way. We salute the spirit of these and unwavering men and cannot thank them enough for protecting us, every single day.
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Gautam Gambhirs Kickass Marital Advice To Yuvraj Singh Is As Smooth As His Cover Drive

The Indian cricketers, be it former players or the current crop, are very active on social media, especially Twitter. Sehwag in that sense has been the torch bearer for them and now it seems that others like Gautam Gambhir are catching up too. Gambhir wished Yuvraj Singh on his wedding through the social media platform with this funny and quirky tweet. .@YUVSTRONG12  seems u r wearing a chestguard beneath dat sherwani! Lemme tell u bro der r no chestguards made 2 fend marital bouncers yet! pic.twitter.com/p1eQtVSVlF — Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 30, 2016 He then followed it up with another tweet: As n opener I hav d formula 2 handle bouncers on&off d field. Will giv u some tips @YUVSTRONG12  wen we meet. Till den u hav my best wishes. — Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 30, 2016 Yuvraj hasn’t replied to Gambhir as yet maybe because he’s too busy with the celebrations. But it’ll be really difficult for him to issue a sharp repartee because isn’t what Gambhir’s saying actually correct?
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5 Things Obstacle Running Teaches You About Life

Just like there are no short cuts in life, there are no shortcuts in an obstacle course. Living by this philosophy, I co-founded, The Phoenix Project, an obstacle-course run. The idea of a mud run is different from that of a typical marathon or any other race where your race-time takes precedence over forging bonds over gut and mud. It is not just a great full body workout but a great team effort as well. We get to crawl, dash, jump, leap in muddy pits, dark tunnels and climb ropes. The sense of accomplishment is worth the effort. Here are a few reasons why I recommend everyone out there to try an obstacle race this winter! 1) Trains Your Mind To Overcome Mental Obstacles If you believe in the phrase ‘never give up’, well, then the best way to test it is through an obstacle race. An obstacle race not only tests your physical strength and endurance but also challenges your body to listen to your mind. If your mind says you are going to do it, your body will listen! While failure is not an option, the obstacle race will teach you to embrace each challenge and push your mental grit at each moment. © The Phoenix Project 2) Teaches You To Function As A Team We live in a highly competitive world that constantly requires us to be a team player while having individualistic goals.  The spirit of the mud race builds on the same. A healthy environment of celebration, camaraderie and team building is created with each participant focusing and defying every hurdle. The race not only challenges the mental and physical grit but also salutes the essence of teamwork. 3) Remoulds Your Lifestyle An obstacle run is much more than a just a race. It has the potential to motivate your innermost chord and challenges you to push and defy your boundaries. You will not only start viewing life’s challenges differently, but will also start approaching your goals with a much more focused and positive outlook. © The Phoenix Project 4) Learn The Art Of Perseverance While on the race, you will learn never to give up, participating in an obstacle run will also teach you the art perseverance.  Usually in a 5+ km race, the finish line is not in sight until the last obstacle and this is a challenge in itself. Many times life’s failures happen, when people do not realise how close they are to achieving success. And this is exactly what one tackles and overcomes at an obstacle race. Perseverance, grit, hard work and overcoming mental obstacles are the key to master each challenge thrown by life. 5) Look At Life’s Hurdles As A Positive Challenge The obstacle race is all about connecting and working your mind, body and soul in alliance. It is quite like life itself—in the face of adversity, our strength is truly tested. Post the race, you will learn to view any hurdle in your personal and professional life as a challenge rather than a problem. © The Phoenix Project While it may be overwhelming for a few and peaceful for the rest, it is the sense of accomplishment and pride that you will take back with you at the end of the day. So are you ready to try an obstacle race? (Sanil Makhija is a national level football player and co-founder of ‘The Phoenix Project’. To register for the next race of The Phoenix Project on December 4, 2016 in Gurgaon, you can visit here)
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Know Your Artist: Underground Authoritys Protest Poetry Is New-Age Creativity

The Kolkata-based band ‘Underground Authority’ was formed in the early part of 2010 when two different acts- ‘!Banned’ and ‘Skydive’ came together. It consists of four band members- lead vocalist-  Santhanam Srinivasan Iyer (EPR), lead guitarist- Adil Rashid, drummer- Sourish Kumar and on the bass we have Bubbla. © Facebook The band’s music genres include alternative rock, rap rock, hard rock, Indian rock and reggae. But the band is mostly popular for their unique protest poetry on politics and society. They derive inspiration from bands such as Guns’N’Roses, Cypress Hill, Public Enemy and many more. Their road to success started when they became popular by playing in the famous pubs of Kolkata and from then on there was no stopping them. They made their maiden TV appearance in the second season of ‘India’s got talent’ and were finalists. Following this, they became famous nationally. They were runner ups at a national Rock band competition namely the Yamaha Asian Beat 2010 held at Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai. In 2013, they won the Hornbill International Rock Contest as well.
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Top 10 iOS Apps For December 2016

2016 is about to end and the Apple store has seen a few new entrants, but finding a good app is not an easy task. Here is a list of top 10 useful iOS apps that will make you fall in love with your iPhone all over again. 1. RadioPublic-Free Podcasts- With over 250,000 podcasts and more than 15 million episodes to choose from, choosing a suitable one can become overwhelming. RadioPublic provides playlists like- “fresh episodes from this week”, “short episodes for commute”, “essential episodes”, “the best interview episodes from 2016”. RadioPublic follows all the shows and playlists you follow and helps you look for new episodes by applying a proprietary algorithm on your listening pattern. © itunes appstore 2. BeCasso: Transform Photos Into Paintings- Feeling creative?  This app provides state-of-the-art editing tools to transform your photos into paintings. Transform your pictures into unique high-resolution paintings by choosing between 3 types of expressive art filters namely, oil painting, watercolor, and cartoon. It gives you full brushstroke control and unlimited pixel precise alterations in real-time. © itunes appstore 3. Patch: Smart Portrait Editor- Patch is a smart portrait editing app which helps you add an artistic touch to your pics by adding a bunch of fx to your portraits. It automatically adds depth effects (‘bokeh’) to your photos and multiple blur settings make sure that every photo looks perfect. Patch uses a neutral effect to automatically blur the background. This technique is very similar to effects you achieve from a professional camera. © itunes appstore 4. Inscape: Guided Meditation and Relaxation- This app is created to help people integrate meditation seamlessly into today’s modern lifestyle, as it empowers users to spark their creativity. Meditation is a way to realize vision, improve focus and heighten awareness. Inscape creates a very immersive environment for relaxation and meditation. It helps you create personalized meditation schedules and home screens based on your goals to build regular practice. © itunes appstore 5. BeatFace: Create fun selfie music videos- BeatFace is a fun app that helps you create unique selfie videos in just few seconds. It turns your face into a visual beatbox and lets you share these with your friends and family. Each part of your face gets different treatments. Use your eyes, nose, lips, etc. and these effects to turn your face into a beat boxing machine. © itunes appstore 6. Bear-Beautiful writing app for notes and prose- Bear is a note making app for keeping control and writing your notes and prose in your own way. You can interconnect your notes and create a body of work. There is even a focus mode that lets you concentrate. Linking your notes is as easy as dropping a hash tag. If you need to convert your writing into Word Docs or PDF or when you need to hit a specific word count, Bear is the app to go to. © itunes appstore 7. Workfrom- Workfrom is one of world’s leading search engines for free range workers. It helps you discover local cafes, co-working shops and alternate spaces to get your work done and is enabled for 1200+ cities worldwide. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a freelancer or a remote professional, your options are unlimited. You can even check out who else checked in recently or meet up with your team, online.  © itunes appstore 8. Miitomo- Miitomo is a unique communication app. It is Nintendo’s debut iOS app that uses adorable avatar’s named Miis (which first appeared on Its Wii Console) for social interaction. So you start by creating you Mii character. Each detail is chosen by you. From looks to voice to clothes, you choose everything. The Mii interacts with you and gets to know you better by asking you questions like what you did on the weekend or what’s your favorite color? People’s Miis interact with one another and this is how communication starts © itunes appstore 9. Feelca B&W- From shooting pictures to printing photos, this amazing app delivers the full experience of using a professional film camera. This unique app does not include intricate operations such as editing and various post correction methods but instead, lets you take easy shots by taking a careful look at the surrounding. It adds more depth to your captures and even lets you organize your snaps according to a category so that they are easy to share. © itunes appstore 10. 60dB: personal radio for news, sports and more- This app brings you the best short stories from today’s audio story world. The categories for the stories include- news, sports, entertainment, business, technology and much more. It even adds personalized choices for you, according to taste. It keeps an in-depth track of the stories that you listen to and auto updates your saved lists.  © itunes appstore
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