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The First Reviews Of 'John Wick 3' Are Calling It The Best Movie In The Franchise Yet

Everyone loves Keanu Reeves, the guy is just so amazing, and everyone loves him as John Wick ever since he took on the role in 2014 and avenged his dog. Now, the third movie in the franchise - 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' - is almost here, but some people have already watched it and it's no surprise that people are loving the movie. Ever since the first promo picture came out - Keanu Reeves with Halle Berry in a desert with two dogs - people have been so excited for the movie. And, concerned about the dogs, of course.  Welcome to the next chapter. #JohnWick3 pic.twitter.com/qtvXepVEvw — John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (@JohnWickMovie) December 19, 2018 People are also calling it the best movie in the franchise so far, and well, nothing builds the excitement more than that.  #JohnWick3 is an absolute blast and the best film of the @JohnWickMovie franchise so far

REVIEW: https://t.co/2fHZlkcn1Q pic.twitter.com/ZI8oocVzUn — UPROXX (@UPROXX) May 10, 2019 Some people disagree. On JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3, which I think is a notch below the other two movies, but still a lot of fun. https://t.co/gXbqz1ugtL — Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (@vishnevetsky) May 10, 2019 Well. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 is pretty fucking badass. Maybe the most violent studio movie since HOSTEL: PART II. The Boban fight scene RULES & I don't even know if that was one of the top 3 sequences. Loved Mark Dacascos, but everyone is good -- Halle, McShane, Lance, Fishburne, Huston. — Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) May 10, 2019 Now, that's cool. Migos finally have their track
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John Wick Chapter 3 pic.twitter.com/KxwHMsWSlT — MIGOS ð (@CultureTheAlbum) May 7, 2019 'Veheeery' good movie, apparently. OKAY. @VAMNit & I went to the premiere of John Wick 3 last night (or John 3 Wick, if you're the sign behind us)
It is veheeeery good. We loved it.
No spoilers, but ask me anything about the night, go pic.twitter.com/4LPvfeUaAV — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 10, 2019 Yep. Within the first five minutes of CHAPTER 3, John Wick visits the Rose Main Reading Room of the Fifth Avenue New York Public Library, seven out of four stars, best film of the franchise — Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) May 10, 2019 Freaking awesome, guys! How is John Wick Chapter 3?! FREAKING AWESOME! Seriously GO SEE THIS! I didnt think they could top the last two in terms of action, but they DO! One scene in particular worth price of admission alone! Our NON-SPOILER Review! https://t.co/EQbxFdi8gg RT & Share Plz! pic.twitter.com/V9qxHVTtIL — Joe Vargas (@AngryJoeShow) May 10, 2019 Unrelated, but that little clip is everything. Keanu Reeves during the break of John Wick 3 filming July 2018 pic.twitter.com/XPsCh4KLNk — Keanu Reeves หà¸à¸¹à¸£à¸±à¸à¹à¸à¹à¸² ⤠(@keanureevesmore) May 11, 2019 Can't wait to watch. john wick is the best action movie franchise we've gotten in 20 years — part 3 is truly incredible https://t.co/EolhkZ2s0x — Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 11, 2019 Okay then. ð¶ JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 — PARABELLUM has a terrific beginning, a boring middle, and a great end. give mark dacascos his own spinoff, please! also, more with laurence fishburne and his birds! also (x2), more jason mantzoukas! ð¶ https://t.co/IjfK93Rq41 — karen han (@karenyhan) May 10, 2019 Okay, some mixed reviews. I enjoyed John Wick 3 just fine--it's more John Wick--but I have to say I'm absolutely shocked that the RT rating is so overwhelmingly high. This movie DEFINITELY has more problems than a lot of critics are pointing out imo — Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) May 11, 2019 That's good. John Wick 3 takes a page (and some actors) from The Raid in its relentless action and hard-hitting choreography. There's some plot wheel spinning that kept it from being perfect, but I just love this world and enjoy spending time in it. — Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) May 11, 2019 That's the tweet. #JohnWick Chapter 3 is the best movie ever. That's it, that's the whole tweet. — Brandon Katz (@Great_Katzby) May 10, 2019 Finally, please. I saw that they're handing out trading cards for Detective Pikachu. 

I hope for John Wick 3 they hand out guns. — Clipper Of Wings (@Exfatvirgin) May 11, 2019

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9 Irresistible And Smart Hairstyles To Try Out This Summer To Score A Date

Styling your hair in the summer can be a tricky thing. You do not just have to keep it cool around the nape of your neck but also make sure you're not getting a nerdy look while you're at it. Besides, humidity is also a major concern in summers. So here's a guide to great summer hairstyles that you could use to show to your stylist next time you visit the salon. 1. The Fading Buzz Cut © Instagram The fading buzz cut is characterized by tapered sides with a short crop on top. This army-inspired buzz cut goes well with all kinds of face structures and especially works great with a well-groomed beard. 2. Low-Fade Spikes © Instagram A low-fade with a cropped (but slightly spiked) fringe is honestly great for the summer, since fades have been up and running for a long time. Plus, this hairstyle suits every hair type! 3. The Crop Top © Instagram Think Thomas Shelby from 'Peaky Blinders'; that's exactly what we're talking about. The crop top is a refined look and is understated yet contemporary. It involves a gradual fade on the side with focused short hair on the top-front. It is versatile and can achieve both clean and messy looks with wax.   4. A Faded Mess © Instagram For men with considerable volume on top, Kartik Aaryan can be your inspiration for getting a faded mess. The key is to play with texture on top and keep the sides short by opting for a fade, to make the cut look a lot more dramatic. 5. The Slick-Back Look © Instagram This look requires mid-length hair to give it a tamed mold. Wax or gel is a necessary tool to create this look: you can either direct it to the back or flip it to one side to give it a structured look.  This hairstyle blends well with an au naturel beard, a moustache or even a fresh clean-shaven look. 6. The Disconnected Crop © Instagram A hairstyle with a longer length at the top and a fade on the sides. The good thing about this hairstyle is that you can style it whichever way you fancy. You could go all neat for an office meeting or choose a dishevelled look for the after party. You cannot go wrong with this versatile hairstyle.  7. The Casual Dishevelled Look  © Instagram This look is for the low-maintenance guys who only prefer the rolled-out-of-bed look. Just keep a high-quality hairbrush and hairdryer handy. Before the big party, swipe the brush through your hair for a good look.  8. The Mad Men Look © Instagram A hairstyle inspired by the 'Mad Men', this elegant, clean look is a great choice for working professionals. This style is suitable for straight, fine hair but needs a little help of styling products.   9. The Bon Chic Look © Getty Images Inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio's legendary haircut in Titanic, the bon chic look is a classic style of the 90s that is back in force this year. We love this messy-tousled style for its casual yet playful look.

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4 Stupid Reasons People Have For Using Steroids

Are steroids always bad? I do not think so. After all, 'Steroid' is a medical term. There could be many reasons when steroid usage is justified. For example, when prescribed by a doctor for certain conditions like TRT, HIV, burns etc. Another being their usage by pro-bodybuilders and athletes who are competing nationally or internationally and their livelihood depends on their physique. © Getty Images However, there are a few reasons for which the usage of steroids is completely not required. If you are using or planning to use steroids for any of these reasons, it is literally very stupid indeed:  1. To Become A Trainer: Being a trainer myself, who has been lifting naturally since 2010, I`ve met tens of trainers at different gyms. Initially, I used to get shocked learning about their steroid usage without even having a training base. Most of the time they are caught in this delusion that they need to look like a bodybuilder to be a trainer, which is not true at all. This makes them take anabolic steroids to get quick results. The same results which they could`ve gotten easily by training for a few more months with apt diet and training and that too without the side-effect of steroids. To become a trainer you need to have few years of lifting experience under your belt and some education. Having a decent healthy-looking physique is a plus point to motivate your clients but going for anabolics, thinking you need to look like a bodybuilder/physique model is completely uncalled for. Remember, your knowledge helps your clients get results, not your monstrously big physique. 2. To Impress The Opposite Sex: In today`s world of social media and tinder where shirtless pics get more likes, the sole aim of some youngsters for going to the gym is to get shredded/abs, post pics on social and get laid. This involves the usage of steroids and other drugs like clen and what not. The more desperate the guy is, the quicker he will get into shortcuts. © Getty Images Every second guy who is a gym-goer and is on Instagram has abs, but do they have girlfriends? Ask them and you will know. You may impress some juvenile teenage girls with your shredded physique but getting into a real relationship requires way more than just physique. It's you as a complete person that impresses the opposite sex, not your 3 hours everyday gym session. 3. On Trainers' Recommendations: If your trainer tries to brainwash you by saying “Every guy with a good physique is probably on steroids and you should take as well if you want those results”. He's either bullshitting you or probably has no idea himself. There are people with great physiques mostly due to two reasons- Great genes or years of training experience or a combination of both of these. These people with years of training experience will look better any day than your average guy/trainer who took steroids after just 6 months of training. Pro coaches make their pro-athletes use steroids for competition prep, that`s another story. But as an average gym-going guy who just wants to look good in clothes or naked, steroids are a big no due to their side-effects. 4. To Compete In Local Bodybuilding Competition: I don`t want to sound like I'm discouraging you to participate in local competitions but participating in such shows by using/abusing steroids is not worth it at all. © Getty Images Youngsters, usually with not much experience, try to compete in such shows and in order to win or secure good positions, go for steroids hoping to get massive or get a next-level shredded physique. Let me tell you, even after taking steroids they don`t get the desired results because steroids are not magic. They don`t have much training experience under their belt and have no idea about dieting and want steroids to do all the magic for them. Steroid usage could be justified in case you were preparing for a national or pro event after few years of dedicated training. But shutting your natural testosterone production for an event which gives you a tub of protein powder or gainer isn`t very smart. That`s all folks! Hope this helped. Share it if you can with a friend who goes to the gym and is in dire need of your help.

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4 Reasons Why The Pixel 3a Is One Of The Best Android Smartphones One Can Buy Today

Google announced the Pixel 3a and 3a XL this week and if you are looking for an Android smartphone that delivers good performance, a phenomenal camera and not super expensive, it really ticks all the boxes right now. We've been using the phone for a while and simply fallen in love with the smartphone.  Pixel smartphones tend to have exclusive features that give it a few advantages over its counterparts. The Pixel 3a delivers computational photography at an unmatched level and offers a pure Android experience just like the Pixel 3. Here are some of the reasons why we love the Pixel 3a: Great Cameras © Akshay Bhalla_MensXP The Pixel 3a, in our opinion, takes some of the most incredible shots with its single camera sensor. It still takes pictures today that can outmatch almost every smartphone available today, even flagship level smartphones. For the first time, Google has proved that great cameras are not exclusive to flagship smartphones.  It comes with all the exclusive features you get on the Pixel 3 i.e. Night Sight, Super-Res Zoom, Top Shot, Photobooth, Playground and Google Lens built right into the camera app. Google also intruded a new time-lapse mode where you can set your frames to record at various intervals. This essentially will let you record a 20-minute video and condense the final video into 10 seconds. Here are a few camera samples from the Pixel 3a: The Best Android Experience  © Akshay Bhalla_MensXP Pixel devices have the cleanest stock experience you can find on an Android smartphone and also gets more regular updates. It comes with exclusive features that are not available on other devices such as computational photography, unlimited picture storage and overall smoother experience. The operating system has been fine-tuned according to its specifications and delivers an experience that not many phones can match. Other useful features such as Digital Wellbeing, Night Light and constant updates make this the best Android experience you can have on an affordable smartphone. It Has A 3.55mm Headphone Jack  © Akshay Bhalla_MensXP Flagship smartphones are now removing the headphone jack in favour of better water resistance however it does render your wired headphones useless. Many people; especially audiophiles still prefer to use wired headphones due to better audio quality. Pixel 3a comes with a headphone jack which makes me want to use my 1MORE Quad driver earphones even more. Overall, its a better experience when it comes to audio quality and Pixel 3a does a phenomenal job.  Night Sight  © Google Night Sight was one of our favourite features on the Pixel 3 and the same feature comes to Pixel 3a as well. If you love to go out at night like me, this will be the most important feature you want to be looking at. Basically, Google uses “computational photography” to enhance images taken in low-light environments. This will basically eliminate the need to use flash, as Google's algorithms spruce up the brightness, contrast and colour automatically. It takes multiple images and combines them together to give the best final picture that is social media ready.

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Stop Looking For 'Motivation' To Get In Shape & Start Your Transformation With These Basic Steps

Do you keep missing gym sessions due to lack of motivation? Do you find lame excuses to destroy your diet and screw your own fitness progress? Here, I am going to talk a little bit about human psychology and how you can kick the crutches of motivation and actually achieve the results you are looking for. Motivation is of two kinds: 1. Extrinsic Motivation - Motivation to act in a certain way due to external rewards such as money, fame, marks, and praise. E.g. – Losing fat so you can impress the girl that you like.  2. Intrinsic Motivation - Motivation to act in a certain way due to internal reasons. E.g. – Losing fat because you want to be fit and live longer. © Getty Images If you're losing fat because someone else wants it, you will lose motivation and go off-track soon. Apparently, our goal should be to shift our focus from Extrinsic Motivation to Intrinsic Motivation over time. This will give meaning to your goal! Okay, you get it now. But how to keep that motivation up, throughout? Let me tell you – even the topmost athletes lose motivation to stick to their Nutrition & Workout Plan sometimes. They're humans too. So what keeps them on the track? These things: 1. Structured Nutrition & Workout Plans: If you have a structured Nutrition & Workout plan outlined and customized according to your lifestyle, the chances of you going off-track reduce 10x. Do you know why? Because you look forward to the exercises and meals planned for the day. This makes you stick to the plan.  2. Meal Preparation For The Week:  In continuation of the previous point, the preparation of the majority of the meals of the week will make you stick to the routine and minimize decision fatigue. © Getty Images 3. Fitness As A Lifestyle: Make fitness, your workouts and eating accordingly, a part of your lifestyle. All of this should never be a burden to you. Instead, all of this should add meaning to your life.  4. Flexible & Realistic Plans:  If your plans are flexible, realistic and don't require you to eat salads all day, the chances of you to stick to your routine and keeping the motivated increase to a new level. You should indulge in your favourite foods moderately, whenever you want to. Summary – Stop waiting for Motivation to come and kiss your feet. Instead, create a routine that you can stick to and be disciplined. About the Author: Strong believer of No-Nonsense Approach when it comes to Fitness, he has been fortunate enough to learn from the brightest minds in the industry. Supporter of KAIZEN - Continuous Improvement, he's on a mission to bust and improve the scammed Indian Fitness Industry. For fitness queries contact – www.instagram.com/birafit

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EA's Apex Legends Is Finally Coming To Mobile & PUBG Mobile Has Something To Worry About

EA's new battle royale title became a breakaway gaming hit of this year. The game quickly became one of the top titles of 2019 by attracting over 50 million players in just a few months' time. Now, the company wants to bring it to mobile devices. Yes, it's finally happening. In its earnings call, EA noted that “it's in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile.” Unfortunately, they don't have an ETA for the same, but we believe that it'll arrive sooner rather than later. After all, they'd want to continue the momentum of the game and attract some players to take on the likes of PUBG Mobile and Fortnite. © Respawn EA didn't confirm whether it's planning to bring the game to both Android or iOS, but we assume the game will arrive on both platforms. It is, however, worth pointing out that the game may arrive first on iOS before making its way to Android. Given the success of Fortnite and PUBG Mobile on mobile platforms, it only makes to sense bring the game to both platforms. © Respawn Anyway, let's hope Apex Legends doesn't end up becoming a new found addiction for mobile gamers. Seriously, the last thing we want to see is people getting arrested for playing games. But let's face it, PUBG Mobile is going to have some serious competition because a lot of playing ditched PUBG to play Apex Legends when it arrived on PC and consoles earlier this year.  Source: Gameinformer

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Google Is Making Efforts To Help Disabled People And Make The World A More Inclusive Place

Google announced a bunch of new hardware and new software updates for products last night at its annual I/OI event in San Francisco. The search engine giant announced the Pixel 3a, The Nest Hub and upcoming Android Q features. Having said that, hardware products are refreshed each year and Google announced something more important than any average person would expect.  Google researched are working to train its already competent speech recognition system to understand people with speech impairments. It's a very basic thing nobody would have thought to explore via technology but Google is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to achieve this feat. It's called Project Euphoria and we got to see a preview of what it can possibly do to help people with speech impairments.  © Google Having a family member who suffers from multiple sclerosis, Project Euphoria evoked an emotion that not many people can comprehend. Google is currently working with people who have neurological conditions including ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis so that AI can better understand speech patterns. Even though it's in very early stages, we got to see how Project Euphoria can transcribe speech better to help people with speak impairment communicate.  © Google There are various ways for people to communicate, for example, transcribing is just one of the ways for someone to communicate. People can even use a keyboard to type out a response or even send commands via Google Assistant without ever speaking. This can be fired up with just a button that connects to Google Assistant.  © Google In order to improve speech recognition and prediction, Google is asking everyone from around the world to submit voice samples. This data will be used to improve algorithms that are used by the speech recognition software.  “Fundamental AI research which enables new products for people with disabilities is an important way we drive our mission forward,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai onstage. “This will ultimately result in products that work better for all of us. It's the perfect example of what we mean by building a more helpful Google for everyone.” Why Is Project Euphoria Important? © Google Well for the simple reason that it will make the world a more inclusive place. The ability for people suffering from speech impairment to communicate with family members, friends and other people with similar diseases has far more social implications than you can imagine. Disabled people will be able to communicate emotions like laughter, despair, happiness, and even anger that was not possible earlier. It will also benefit people with hearing impairments as they can simply read the transcribed text for communication. This in turn not only makes the lives of disabled people easier, making it more inclusive. It makes people with speech and hearing impairments get more familiar with emotions, feel less conscious about communicating in public and above all else, express feelings that disabled people couldn't do effectively before.  To know more about Google's efforts and Project Euphoria, you can watch a short video below that will give you a better idea.

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Here Are 5 Tips That Can Help In Avoiding Fat Gain During Ramzan

The month of Ramzan is when a lot of delicious food and delicacies are in an endless supply around you. There are no holds barred when it comes to different food choices that are available to you during this month, and it can get a little hard to stick to your diet. © Getty Images People who regularly go to the gym are caught in a dilemma. They keep asking themselves, 'Should I be sticking to my diet or should I go all out and get back on track after Eid?' How about finding a middle ground? You can almost always find a middle ground. Here are a few practical ways you can eat during Ramzan and not gain fat: 1. Set Your Goal As Maintenance And Not Fat Loss Or Muscle Gain Usually, one of the following two things happen during Ramzan: a. You gain weight hogging all the festive delicacies.  b. You lose weight as the long fasting hours and the heat kill the hunger. Your goal should be trying to maintain your weight, and you can go a step ahead and track your calorie intake with the help of an app. You roughly maintain your body weight consuming 14 to 16 calories per lb. of your body weight. Multiply your weight (in lbs.) by 15 and that's your maintenance calories. For example, a 150 lb. man would maintain weight at roughly 2250 kcals. 2. Pick Foods On How Your Appetite Acts If you get hungry easily, pick low-calorie foods like egg whites, lean cuts of meat, whey protein, fibrous veggies, fruits, potatoes, etc. If you struggle to consume the calories, pick calorie-dense foods like whole eggs, fatty cuts of chicken, whey protein, biryani, kheer, desserts, etc. 3. Eat Adequate Protein To maintain your weight and muscle, it is a good idea to consume 0.7 to 0.8g protein per lb. of body weight. For example, the 150 lb. dude would need to consume 105 to 120 grams of protein per day.  © Getty Images These foods can help with your daily protein intake - eggs, chicken, mutton, yoghurt, whey protein shakes, etc. 4. Try Not To Drop Your Calories Yeah, I know if you eat less and lose some weight, what would be the harm in that right? But the following things could happen if you eat fewer calories: a. You may be hungry through the day b. You may feel lethargic c. Your recovery may be compromised 5. Hydrate Yourself Even though the feeding window is extremely small, aim to get in at least 2.5 to 3 litres of water in your system, as it is essential for your system's functioning and you may be risking dehydration, as there is a good chance you may be dehydrated during the day. So. do this and ensure that you are in a good position to start putting in the work in the gym once the fasting days are over. 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.

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Google Announces Cheaper Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL And Here Are All The Features In The Phones

Google announced the much-awaited Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at I/O today in San Francisco and the smartphone is said to be a cheaper alternative to the flagship variant. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come with many features borrowed from the Pixel 3, including computational photography, exclusive software features and other technical specification updates.  Here are all the details announced today at Google I/O:  Design & Specifications  © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come with a 5.6" and 6.0” display respectively. The Pixel 3a has a full HD+ screen and a resolution of 2220 x 1080 while the Pixel 3a XL has a resolution of (2160 x 1080. Both smartphones come with what Google calls “gOled” panels and have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 (Pixel 3a) and 18:9 (Pixel 3a XL). The display also has always-on functionality and can also display identified music playing in the background.  The Pixel 3a comes with 3,000 mAh battery while its larger brother comes with 3,700 mAh battery. Both devices come with fast-charging capabilities and Google claims users can get 7 hours of battery life in a 15-minute charge.  These specifications are powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 670 processor clocked at 2.0GHz and 1.7GHz. The SoC has been paired with 4GB of RAM and comes with Adreno 615 GPU.  In terms of design, both smartphones use a polycarbonate body that looks identical to the Pixel 3 series with minor differences in quality.  In terms of audio, the Pixel 3a/3a XL comes with Stereo speakers (1 front firing, 1 bottom firing). Both smartphones come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port for charging.  At the back, the Pixel 3a/3a XL has a single camera setup and a fingerprint sensor. As for the front, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come with a noticeable top and bottom bezels and does not have a notch design.  Cameras  © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Pixel 3a and 3a XL have a single 12.2MP Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 primary camera with an aperture of ƒ/1.8. The camera sensor has a field of view of 76° and 1/2.55" Sensor Size. The primary sensor has autofocus with dual pixel phase detection and optical + electronic image stabilisation. As for the selfie camera, the devices have an 8MP with an aperture of f/2.0. It has a field of view of 84° for wider selfie shots.   The marquee feature of a Pixel smartphone is computational photography and the Pixel 3a series comes with the same features as the flagship counterparts. Notable features include Night Sight (Google's night mode), Top Shot, Super Res Zoom, Portrait Mode, HDR+ shots and a new Time Lapse mode. The Time Lapse mode will let users capture an entire sunset in just a few seconds of video that's great for posting on social media. According to Google “Time Lapse records a video by capturing anywhere from 6 frames per second to one frame every 4 seconds, to create the effect of a sped-up video at 30 frames per second.” Features  © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Pixel 3a and 3a XL come with exclusive Google Lens features that we have already seen on Pixel smartphones before. With Lens, users can find similar clothing and home decor, copy and translate text, and identify landmarks, plants, and animals in real time from the camera app.  Pixel 3a and 3a XL also come with Active Edge where users can squeeze the sides of the smartphone to launch Google Assistant. It works in addition with “Hey, Google” or “Ok, Google” and is an exclusive feature on the Pixel series. Users can also adjust Active Edge sensitivity when you first activate the feature (the first time you squeeze), or by telling the Assistant to “Increase Active Edge sensitivity” Pixel 3a and 3a XL also come with unlimited storage for images at high quality however it does not store images of the original quality. You will need to be a paying member of Google Drive in order to store the original file size of gallery images.  India Pricing Details The Google Pixel 3a and 3a Xl will retail in India for Rs 39,999 and Rs 44,999 respectively. Pixel 3a users will get 3 months of Youtube Music Premium for free that is only valid for new Music/Premium users on Pixel 3a and 3a XL devices activated by September 30, 2019. Both Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be available in India on Flipkart from 15th May 2019 and will be availabel for registrations on 8th May. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL will be available in three colours i.e. Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish.  We've been using the Pixel 3a XL for a few days and will be publishing our initial experience and a full review soon.

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Khalsa Aid Volunteers Are Serving 'Langar' In Cyclone-Hit Odisha & Winning Hearts On The Internet

Cyclone 'Fani' is one of the biggest disasters that has struck the state of Odisha. More than 10 lakh people have suffered the consequences of the damage caused by the cyclone as locals are desperately trying to get back to a state of normalcy. © Twitter In times of need, one set of good Samaritans who are omnipresent at the time of need are the Khalsa Aid volunteers. The organisation always extends help in every way across the globe and this time yet again, they are in Odisha to help people get clean water and food.  The volunteers have tied up with the local gurudwaras and have been preparing 'langar' for everyone there. East India Cyclone : @Khalsa_Aid team is in Puri to provide aid to the victims of Cyclone Fani.
We will set up a community kitchen (Langar) for the displaced victims of the cyclone.
Stay tuned for more updates. #cyclonefani #volunteers #disaster #khalsaaid @RaviSinghKA pic.twitter.com/iRW5WZqLuk — Khalsa Aid India (@khalsaaid_india) May 6, 2019 Cyclone Fani (Odisha): @Khalsa_Aid team is in Puri preparing fresh hot meals for the victims of cyclone Fani. The local Gurudwara Sahib along with local volunteers are assisting our team in the preparations. #khalsaaid #sewa #Odisha #cyclonefani @AkbaruddinIndia @arrahman pic.twitter.com/YIL5ocqW8e — Amarpreet Singh (@amarpreet1313) May 6, 2019 Needless to say, people on the internet are full of praises for these heroes. Weldone Khalsa Aid . Where there is a disaster, Khalsa Aid puts its efforts to their level best to reach there to render help. Keep it up .ð — Col Beant Singh(Rtd)à¨à¨°à¨¨à¨² ਬà©à¨à©°à¨¤ ਸਿੰà¨(ਰਿà¨à¨¾:) (@colbeant) May 6, 2019 Here they come, our super heroes Bole so nihaal sat shri akal ððð — Gurvinder Singh‏ ‏گرÙÙدر سÙÚ¯Ú¾ (@iofficialguri) May 6, 2019 Even last year, during the Kerala floods, the heroes of this non-profit organisation were present there to ensure that they did their bit. Humanity is still alive in this world, and it's people with hearts like theirs, who teach you to try and live selflessly.

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Billy Porter's Met Gala Outfit Included 6 Shirtless Men, An Elaborate Headpiece & A Plank

Billy Porter, the 'Pose' star has served us one look after the other this year. Starting with the Oscars where he wore a tuxedo gown, which was an iconic outfit, he's decided to keep up with his out-of-the-world outfits.  For the Met Gala this year, Billy Porter arrived on the red carpet dressed as an Egyptian winged pharaoh. The almost diva-like entrance was carried out by the six shirtless attendants who carried Billy Porter on a plank while strutting on the red carpet.  © Getty Images Imagine the grand entrance for a second. Wouldn't you want an entry like that? After entering, Porter unfurled the wings that spread out into a big spectacle.  © Getty Images Considering that the theme for the Met Gala was 'Camp', which was all about being out of this world and unnatural artifice, it looks like Billy Porter nailed it. © Getty Images Porter spoke to a leading publication and said “Camp means irreverence,”  he added, "Camp means as hugely over-the-top and grand and what some may feel is ridiculous and silly, and embracing all of those creative impulses inside us that very often are squelched.” he said. Take a look: © Getty Images The reason why this stands out is because it is so out of the ordinary and aligns with the theme, 'camp' perfectly. 

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Just Like The Starbucks Cup, Here Are 12 Mistakes In 'Game Of Thrones' Over The Years

HBO and 'Game of Thrones' actually made everyone's day yesterday when a single Starbucks cup appeared out of nowhere in a scene and became the most-talked-about cameo of the year.  © HBO But, obviously that's not the first mistake the show has made and it probably won't be the last (yes, I know only two episodes are left but I think HBO is capable of pulling that off). Yes, it's a huge show with more people working on it than you can count, little mistakes are bound to happen. But then again, we can look at it in a different way as well - so many people are working on this show, there should be an equal amount of people to just pay great attention to all the minute details.  Whatever the case may be, it's still funny to see stuff like this, so here's a bunch of hilarious accidents like the coffee cup or just straight up continuity errors:  1. Queen Of Wigs  © HBO How many different wigs does a Khaleesi need? At least two, apparently, in just one scene. Yes, a lot of elaborate braided hairstyles will probably be hard to keep constant, but it does kinda affect the continuity, especially to people who pay attention to everything. 2. Sansa Is A Targaryen For A Hot Second © HBO Back in the first season, the opening credits did show the Targaryen sigil right next to Sophie Turner's name. Well, Sansa was a Lannister at one point, and now she's also a Targaryen. 3. Daenaerys Was Also A Lannister And Not A Targaryen At One Point  © HBO Well, similar mistake, again. This time, it was the Lannister sigil that showed up next to Emilia Clarke's name. Well, looks like she should add another thing to her already essay-length name. 4. That One E-Mail Notification  Apparently, you can hear someone receiving an e-mail in the scene where Margaery Tyrell visits the orphanage back in Season three. I honestly couldn't hear anything even after putting my ear literally on my laptop's speaker. But, enough people have heard it so, it is a legit thing. 5. Where Is Catelyn Stark's Hand?  Kinda a minor little problem, but hey, it's still a mistake. 6. Melisandre's Necklace  © HBO In season six, it's revealed that Melisandre's necklace is this magical thing that works as an anti-ageing serum for her. As soon as the red woman removes it, she turns wrinkly and old. But, a lot of people recalled that the continuity error with it since she was seen at least once without her necklace while taking a bath. 7. Stannis' Charger  © HBO Yes, even though they live in a world with no electricity, they still need to charge stuff. 8. Jon Snow's Rubber Sword  © HBO Okay fine, I agree it would be hard to carry around a large metal sword while shooting for long periods but someone should've made sure there wasn't a flaccid sword flopping around in the real scene. 9. Shireen Baratheon's Hair  © HBO Back in season one when Ned Stark's head was still attached to his body, he found out about Cersei and Jamie's incestuous relationship basically because of the colour of the hair of all the Baratheon and Lannister children. Apparently, all real Baratheon children had black hair but Shireen is obviously a Baratheon with almost Lannister-like blonde hair. 10. Where Is Grenn's Sword?  Bro, are you picking up the sword or not? Or did you just throw it a second after picking it up? 11. Dead Bodies Disappearing  Yes, we've seen dead people walking around on this show but this obviously wasn't the case in this scene. 12. A Poor Knight Not Being Able To Handle The Sword  So sad, everyone's doing it so swiftly and flawlessly while you're just struggling and hoping no one notices.

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Move Over Cricket, Franchise-Based X1 Racing League Is Set To Enthral Motorsport Enthusiasts In India

Cricket needs no introduction in India. The country considers the gentleman's game to be a religion and worships cricketers like demigods. The popularity of cricket can be ascertained from the success of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Currently in progress, India's cash-rich T20 tournament has kept everyone occupied with its fair dosage of matches in the ongoing season. And when the 2019 edition of the IPL comes to an end on 12th May, cricket fans will be treated to the coveted ICC World Cup, slated to begin later this month. While a majority of the Indian population is enjoying the cricket season, some are really tired of its overdose. Whether you're chilling with friends or making those tiring presentations at office, there's no escaping from cricket. Though we can't really do much about the overdose of cricket, the advent of a promising motorsport league in India might just prove to be a saviour. © X1 Racing League India's famed international car racers Armaan Ebrahim (29) and Aditya Patel (30) have joined hands to launch the Xtreme1 (X1) Racing League in India. Expected to kickstart in October this year, the X1 Racing League is a franchise-based tournament that will see eight teams locking horns in what promises to be a thrilling battle on the track. Ushering in a new era of racing in India, the X1 Racing League will be held in a mix of track and street circuits where the eight city-based franchise will be seen using two cars (custom-made two-seater sports car) and four drivers to pip each other to the title. Backed By FMSCI © X1 Racing League The X1 Racing League is backed and sanctioned by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the governing body of motorsports in the country. The league has entered into a long-term exclusive commercial rights partnership with Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), granting exclusive rights including sponsorship, broadcasting, advertising, intellectual property, franchising and new league rights, amongst others exclusively for city-based 4W racing events and/or competitions in league format. Top Drivers In The Fray © X1 Racing League Talks are on to rope in well-known race drivers including former Formula One, Formula E, Indy 500, Le Mans and NASCAR drivers to the X1 Racing League which also happens to be the world's first city-based franchise league in motorsports. Each team will comprise of one international male driver, one international female driver, one Indian international driver and one Indian domestic driver. Women Empowerment © X1 Racing League In a strong move towards the inclusion of women in motorsports in India and pushing the theme of gender neutrality in sports, female drivers will race along with male drivers in this first-of-its-kind format. Boost For Youngsters © X1 Racing League The league aims to discover India's next racing superstar by providing equal opportunities to rookies and national champions through a platform where they compete with the best in the world. League Season © X1 Racing League Races will take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Each race will be of 45 minutes and there will be 3 races per day, with innovative race formats. Noida's Buddh International and the MMRT in Chennai are the obvious choices for the track venues and the street races will be announced by the founders in the near future. It was in 2011 when motorsport enthusiasts were given a first-hand experience of competitive racing as Formula One Grand Prix came to India. But, unavoidable hurdles - including tax disputes - forced the F1 GP away from India after just three seasons. Since then, competitive motorsport racing leagues have eluded India, leaving the fans disheartened. But, the advent of the promising X1 Racing League is undoubtedly a massive step in the promotion of motorsports in the country.

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Afghan Kid Dances With Joy After Getting An Artificial Limb That He Lost In A Landmine Blast

At an age when most kids were enjoying their childhood in a safe environment, Ahmad lost a leg in a landmine blast in Afghanistan. While this story will move most of us and bring tears to our eyes, there is someone somewhere who is living this horror every single day.  While we complain about anything and everything under the sun, there are people who manage to smile even when their whole world is falling apart. This adorable kid, Ahmad, is one of them. Honestly, if there was a face for true happiness, Ahmad's face will probably come to all our minds. © Twitter Ahmad couldn't hold his emotions and started dancing with joy, after he received a prosthetic limb from an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Orthopedic center. Ahmad's emotions in the video show us what true happiness is and it will surely leave a smile on your face too.  Ahmad received artificial limb in @ICRC_af Orthopedic center, he shows his emotion with dance after getting limbs. He come from Logar and lost his leg in a landmine. This is how his life changed and made him smile. pic.twitter.com/Sg7jJbUD2V — Roya Musawi (@roya_musawi) May 6, 2019 Whenever a war begins, children like Ahmad are the ones who suffer the most for absolutely no fault. While we can only pray for peace across the world, Ahmad's contagious smile and beautiful dance is what we hope to see everyday.  Cute and happy #Afghan boy dances at the @ICRC_af orthopaedics center after he got a prosthetic leg. He was a victim of a landmine.

via @roya_musawi pic.twitter.com/G1eRd9ZmFf — Sharif Hassan (@MSharif1990) May 6, 2019 Truly inspiring and the smile on his face is priceless. God bless the boy — Dhairyaa Taneja ð®ð³ (@dtanejas) May 6, 2019 What a living inspiration this boy is... Afghan deserves peace... And it will prevail. India is with you — Ankit Jhað®ð³ (@Adamantankit) May 6, 2019 What a living inspiration this boy is... Afghan deserves peace... And it will prevail. India is with you — Ankit Jhað®ð³ (@Adamantankit) May 6, 2019 Ahmad, who lost his leg 2a land mine in logar, rejoices at his newly acquired artificial limb from @ICRC Orthopedic Center. He signifies D irreparable damage inflicted on Afg& D everlasting hope 2stand &march ahead. This war must end to prevent further misery. Video @roya_musawi pic.twitter.com/abF29j11W6 — BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) May 6, 2019

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5 New Recommendations For Your 'Netflix & Chill' Binge Session In May

We're back with new recommendations for this month for everyone's precious Netflix binge sessions. Now we know it's an ocean out there but it's our monthly duty to give you few names anyway. Here are 5 things which will be streaming on Netflix in India this month. 1. Chopsticks It is being touted as one of the most promising upcoming movies in the digital sphere. Starring Mithila Palkar, Abhay Deol and Vijay Raaz, this movie follows a woman who partners with a conman to retrieve her car from a Mumbai gangster. The movie will stream on 31st May. © Netflix 2. Zero If you gave it a pass at the theatres and saved on that ticket money, maybe you can catch it on Netflix and see how SRK, Anushka and Katrina fared in this one. It's ready to stream from 20th May. 3. The Last Summer Typical coming of age movie aligning with the Summer college break. It follows teens who are fighting feelings, going through high school and trying to make sense of life. The movie is already available. 4. Wine Country This is more than a mere chick-flick. It follows the epic vacation of a group of old friends who decide to travel to Napa Valley to celebrate a 50th birthday. The movie is ready to stream from 10th May. 5. ET You obviously have watched this cult classic and in case you haven't, we don't know what to tell you. Re-watch the real, beautiful inspiration behind 'Koi Mil Gaya' on Netflix from 9th May.

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CID Officer Daya Is Back To 'Break' The Internet With These Hilarious 'Avengers' & GOT Memes

Even before 'Game Of Thrones' or 'Avengers' series came into our lives or existence, there was one show that ruled all our hearts - 'CID'. Watching ACP Pradyuman and his officers Abhijeet and Daya crack each case with precision and catch the criminals was all we looked forward to always. While we loved watching them do their thing, people also loved cracking jokes on Daya and his technique of entering a room. Of all the officers in the team, it was Daya who was loved by people the most for a) *Daya, Darwaza tod do* and b) his slap to make even the scariest criminal accept his crimes. 'CID' ruled the world of television for more than 20 years, before it went off-air. Now, after so many days, suddenly the internet decided to remember officer Daya in its own hilarious way.  In case you haven't noticed already, pictured of a 'sad and upset' Daya is doing the rounds on social media, to express the meltdown they expressed after watching 'Avengers: Endgame' and the initial episodes of 'Game Of Thrones' season 8.  Sadness at its peak after #AvengersEndgame #LokSabhaElections2019 #GameofThrones finishes. pic.twitter.com/573uBOKtsQ — Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) April 27, 2019 When you want to break the door but thanos snapped people out, so there is no one to say "Daya darbaza tod"#Avengers #Thanos pic.twitter.com/ZL9rngoKwk — aftabð®ð³ (@biryani_babu) April 27, 2019 Pic 1: After watching #InfinityWar

Pic 2: After watching #EndGame pic.twitter.com/UQ1ECIPiSD — ⪠Veer ⪠(@ClawedHumor) April 27, 2019 In fact, Daya's emotions are too apt to use almost anywhere.  When there's power cut on a hot summer day. pic.twitter.com/2wMcf340Wo — Anshul Mahajan (@2794_anshul) April 27, 2019 When she sends- "I love you baby!" but the message says 'Forwarded'. pic.twitter.com/C350FaKAI9 — Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) April 27, 2019 When u are planning to take 6.30 train, reach at station by 6.25 and came to know that the train is cancelled ...#Mumbaithings#MumbaiHarbourTrains pic.twitter.com/LVooLa40Dg — ð²@ã½ (@Samcasm7) April 27, 2019 When you don't get to break the door because it  was already open. pic.twitter.com/lJQVwVu0JE — Angoor Stark ðð®ð³ (@ladywithflaws) April 27, 2019 Pic 1 : Mummy ne kaha Papa se poocho

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Pic 3 : Iss saal bhi Goa ka trip cancel ð­ pic.twitter.com/mkaAa91qkf — B E A C H ð (@diplomatic_bae) April 27, 2019  

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Thansos Beats Katappa As 'Avengers: Endgame' Becomes The Fastest Film To Enter The 100-Cr Club

Before the release of the final installment in the Avengers series, there were only two movies people were talking about - 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion'. Now, everyone has just one thing on their minds - 'Avengers: Endgame'. Arka Media Works Thanos is the greatest supervillain ever, not just in the Marvel Universe but also in the lives of Bollywood filmmakers, as 'Avengers: Endgame' turned every desi movie to dust with its release. In fact, 'Avengers: Endgame' has entered the 100-crore club in its second day itself. Marvel Studios If a movie can land a Marvel fan in hospital, because she cried uncontrollably while watching it, you can only expect it to reach greater heights and break all the records. On its first day, the movie earned Rs 53.10 crore and became the biggest opener in India, beating the likes of 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion'. On Saturday, it earned Rs 51.40 crore and cakewalked into the Rs 100 crore club in just two days, with Rs 104 crore.  Marvel Studios Even before its release, the movie has been making every desi marvel fan go batshit crazy and its release has only made people lose their minds further.  The Russo brothers' directorial released in 2845 screens in India in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu language, and the movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Brie Larson, among others. 

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Virat Kohli's Voter ID Card Picture Is Making Us Feel Good About Our Aadhaar Card Photos

Voting is our fundamental right and like I said earlier, the entire nation's fate depends on the tiny mark of blue ink on your fingers. Be it commoners or actors, cricketers and politicians; everyone is busy exercising their right and urging other people to do the same. So is cricketer Virat Kohli.  Instagram Virat Kohli, one of the finest batsmen in the world and RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) captain, is all set to cast his vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2019 and he announced the same on his Instagram on Sunday. Sharing his voter ID on Instagram story, Kohli wrote, "Ready to vote in Gurugram on the 12th May. Are you?"   Instagram However, he deleted the stories, probably because his personal information was revealed in public. He later posted only the front side of his voter ID and blurred out the details. Voting in Delhi and Gurugram will be held on May 12.  But, do you know what else is on May 12? The final match of IPL 2019 is in Hyderabad. Although, Virat Kohli's RCB is at the bottom in the point table, if they miraculously manage to enter the finals then Kohli will have a tough time travelling between the two cities. Instagram In other news, at least Kohli's goofy expression on his Voter ID card is making us feel less miserable about our Aadhar card pictures.  

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IAF Doctors Dancing To Pharrell Williams' Song 'Happy' Will Put A Smile On Your Face

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says doctor? Injections, painkillers, antibiotics, and perhaps a man with a grumpy face sitting with stethoscope. I am sure you get my point. Well, no matter what thoughts come to your mind, dancing never finds its way to the list.  But, thanks to the Indian Air Force doctors, people can now imagine doctors as someone who is cool and likes to do fun stuff. Something like, clapping along to show that happiness is the truth, because they're happy.  Twitter In case you didn't get it already, we're talking about the viral video of IAF doctors, who took a break from their work to dance to 'Happy', and let's just say this is the coolest thing we've seen on social media in recent times. Twitter Be it doctors, air force officers or patients; everyone is seen enjoying while dancing and dabbing to the tunes of Pharell Williams' hit song. Reportedly, it was shot at the 12 Air Force Hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.  If you Remember the Gangnam Style by the 68 DSSC at Wellington, in 2013, this will make your day.

Indian Air Force Docs doing their thing with, Happy, at the No. 12 Air Force Hospital.

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Spreading Happiness and Joy. pic.twitter.com/U8Ce4B6Bec — LCA Tejas (India) ‏اÛÙ Ø³Û Ø§Û ØªÛجس (@Leopard212) April 27, 2019 This is one dance party I am sure all of us want to be a part of. People on Twitter too feel the same and are in love with these 'Happy' IAF doctors.  Love it !! — INJESTERS (@rockyandmayur) April 27, 2019 Really cool, the docs of IAF are really chilled out folks ðð»ðð»ðð»ðð» — rajð®ð³ (@RajeshPunia) April 27, 2019 This will make your day.
The HAPPY Air Force Hospital!!!!@IAF_MCC doing their thing :)

(Thanks to Baba Leopard Singh/Leppeshwar Prasad for sharing this)https://t.co/v4e3b2HQj4 — Navdeep Singh (@SinghNavdeep) April 27, 2019 Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth!! https://t.co/8mJvl7S2Oz — Poonam Agarwal (@poonamjourno) April 27, 2019 Happy to see Military Medical corps dancing on the Happy Song..!! @SpokespersonMoD @IAF_MCC @adgpi https://t.co/nNnqNcodPd — Pranay Upadhyaya (@JournoPranay) April 27, 2019 This for sure will make you happy. https://t.co/khwvXNoHL7 — Abhishek Bhalla (@AbhishekBhalla7) April 27, 2019 In fact, this is not the first time that jawans have stunned people with their dance moves. Earlier, in 2013, officers at the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington were seen dancing to Psy's 'Gangnam Style'.

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It's Cheesy Fries & Wedges That Are Increasing Your Waistline, Not Potatoes

The potato has always been at the receiving end of hatred in the dietary world. The first piece of non-factual advice that comes from your peers, relatives or family members when you are trying to lose weight is "stop eating potatoes". The potato is blamed for so many reasons with some even going to lengths to make ridiculous claims like "you are what you eat". "If you eat potatoes, you will become round like one." © Getty Images Is this potato bashing even justified? Personally, I do not think so. Here's why the potato bashing is unjustified and why should you hop on the #savethepotato train with me: 1. Potatoes Are Low In Calories  Potatoes are actually one of the low-calorie food options you could add to your diet. In terms of calories per 100 grams, potatoes are only 77 calories.  And funnily enough, it has more potassium than a banana. Though not a fair comparison and not even that much of a difference, as bananas per 100 grams have 90 kcals. 2. It Is You Who Makes Potato A High-Calorie Food Like I told, the potato isn't a high-calorie food itself.  But this can changes drastically when the preparation method comes into the picture. Now think about the ways that you consume potatoes, it is in some form of deep-fried food items like french fries, potato wedges, cheesy fries and so on. © Getty Images Let's again compare the calories of all these variants: Potatoes - 75 kcals per 100 grams French fries - 345 kcals per 100 grams Potato wedges - 320 kcals per 100 grams  Cheesy fries - 380 kcals per 100 grams So, it is not the potato to blame but you who deep fries them before eating. 3. Potato Is Very Satiating In a study done by Holt et. al. in 1995, they took 38 carbohydrate-rich foods like fruits, bakery products, snack foods, breakfast cereals etc. and fed it to the subjects. The aim was to understand the effect of these foods on the satiety of the individual with white bread being the standard, thus 100 per cent. At the end of the study, they found out that the potato had the highest satiety index of 323% and the lowest was that of a croissant with a satiety score of 47%. This study was done comparing the foods in isolation which is not how we truly eat but this study makes a good enough claim that why the potato should be your go-to choice when dieting on lower calories. © Getty Images 4. It Beats Rice When It Comes To Dieting Thanks to some good amount of awareness being spread in the fitness industry, people have stopped demonizing rice finally. Now when we compare rice with potato, let's see who ends up winning. Let's say you have a portion of 50 grams of rice in a meal. That comes to approx. 180 kcals with the primary constituent being carbohydrates. For the same 180 kcals, you could consume 250 grams of potatoes and again, it is a source of carbohydrates. Long story short, you will get more food to eat for the same amount of calories and be fuller and more satisfied. Moral of the story: Stop bashing the potato! 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.

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Here's Why You're Failing To Get In Shape Like John Abraham Or Vidyut Jamwal

Everyone has an idol that they look up to. We all have that one personality that we absolutely want to look like, be it a sports personality or someone from the fitness industry itself. With the growth of the internet and social media, in particular, we have motivation and inspiration available to us 24-hours a day at just a click of a button, but the fact remains that 99.9 per cent of the population is not able to emulate the physique of the personality that they look up to. Why? Because you only want to look like them without putting in the effort that is required to look the way they look or be as fit, strong or agile as they are. The ideal physique that you are aspiring to achieve come with a certain level of investment in terms of hard work, dedication and time.  © YouTube Let's look at what an athlete or a fitness personality does which a normal person does not. 1. No Quick Fixes The people with the best physiques have been putting in their blood and sweat to achieve the physique for a long, long time. We are talking about years and in some cases, even decades. Compare that to people who want to quit working out because they cannot see their abs popping out in a month or give up because they could not outsize John Abraham after a month of weight training. It is unrealistic and outright stupid, if I am being honest, to think that it will happen in a matter of weeks what took the best athletes out there years to achieve. You need to be in it for the long haul. 2. Plans Ahead & Is Realistic How would you plan on reaching somewhere if you don't know how to get there? You would also have no idea about the time it would take to get there, which again would have you set up unrealistic goals and timeframe. People with best physiques, on the other hand, know where they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. They set up goals and move from goal to goal. Even if they are not looking to compete, they train with a plan rather than just going with the flow. © YouTube 3. Not Have Washboard Abs Year Round People who have achieved drool-worthy physiques know that it is impossible to be shredded 12 months a year and putting on muscle mass is as important as being leaner no matter what your goal is. If you are interested in performance and not the looks side of things, muscle mass becomes much more important for you, as muscular endurance and strength are what's going to help you perform better at your respective sport/activity. Look at it this way, if you want to look athletic, you have to be athletic. Start focusing on performance and body composition will take care of itself. 4. They Do Not Starve Themselves For Years On At A Stretch What most people do not understand is that it is easy to lose fat but hard to gain muscle mass. A major chunk of time goes into doing the latter when we talk about athletes who have achieved something in their respective careers. Losing fat makes you eat less which creates a shortage of energy in the body, which in turn, stops you from training and recovering optimally and any person with half a brain cell should be able to guess that training optimally and recovering from that training, is what is needed to attain the goals that you are trying to achieve.  Conclusion: We all want to be the best versions of ourselves like the people we look up to but are we doing what they are doing to get where they are? Remember, no athlete in this world turned out world class in a day, you HAVE to put in the time and effort needed to get there, otherwise, you are just wasting your time. At the end of the day, it is largely mental, it's about setting a goal and starting on the path to achieving it without ever looking back. When you do that, you strive for constant improvement, nourish and take care of your body and be in control of yourself. Once you do that consistently, you'll come to a realization that how much can you achieve, how there is always a scope for improvement and how much it sucks to live any other way. Nav Dhillon is an online coach with GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company that helps people with fitness goals right from losing weight to competing in bodybuilding shows. He has coached individuals from all forms of life, right from people looking to get in shape in general to national level bodybuilding and physique athletes. You can reach Nav on nav.dhillon@getsetgo.fitness or his Instagram handle if you are looking for professional help with your fitness goals.

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Auro Kitchen & Bar's Head Chef Megha Agarwal Is Taking The Male-Dominated Food Industry By Storm

We often don't acknowledge it, but the process of consuming well made food happens to be one of the most sensorially fascinating and fulfilling experiences. Right from the tantalising sights, to evocative aromas and delectable taste, food can sprinkle just the right amount of magic to cast a spell on our senses. Good food can make us savour a great meal by setting us on a culinary journey which puts our taste buds on fire. © Instagram Now, since this is no less than a beautiful form of sorcery, we cannot expect just about anyone to succeed in bringing such culinary marvels to life. But, as luck would have it, not only did we chance upon once such exceptionally talented food-magician, but also managed to pull out some valuable scoop from star-chef Megha Agarwal, who is the Head Chef at Auro Kitchen & Bar. © Megha Agarwal Chef Megha has managed to create her own space and niche in the food industry that is mostly dominated by men, and by her own admission it feels amazing to be where she is right now. Talking about making her own name in the industry, Megha told MensXP that, “It feels empowering to work in the FnB industry and to remove assumptions that it is a male dominated sector, especially when there are so many female chefs around.” But all this success did not come to Megha overnight. Her journey to become a star chef started when she was merely 7-years-old and had made her first toaster pizza. Ever since, she knew that food was her calling. © Instagram So she followed the traditional path and joined a culinary school, and then went on to study with renowned French chef Alain Ducasse for two years, before heading back home and starting her career at ITC Maurya. She went on to work with some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry before joining Auro Kitchen & Bar, and there has been no looking back since. © Megha Agarwal But then we had to ask her about how societal stereotypes expect women to do wonders as cooks, and while most women do manage to pull off a few tricks in the kitchen successfully, the industry itself remains male dominated. Her response to this one came as a welcome sign of positive change. Megha told us that, “The industry is rapidly changing and evolving. More female chefs are being recognised for their work in the kitchen. We are breaking barriers and translating our spaces to fit our narrative and create jobs.” © Instagram Yet there is no denying that nothing in this world comes easy. “From not being taken seriously as a chef, to other chefs assuming that women aren't cut out for the intense physical labour or the erratic work schedule,” the journey has been full of challenges. But Megha adds that, “There is no substitute for hard work. You cannot expect to be treated differently and have to constantly push and prove yourself in the kitchen.” © Megha Agarwal Megha gives aspiring young chefs just one piece of advice, “stay healthy and work hard. There is no substitute for hard work. To anyone thinking of pursuing a career in the kitchen, I'd say - spend a little time in a commercial kitchen (as an intern) because it isn't as glamorous as it seems to be before finally making a decision to pursue this as a full time career option.” © Megha Agarwal Megha has come a long way since the time she has started and become an inspiration to a lot of young and women who wish to don a chef's hat with pride. And like she said, it is her passion, dedication and hard work that has allowed her to live the dream.

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3 Exercises That'll Help In Building An X-Mas Tree On Your Back

The erector spinae are the group of muscles that form the Christmas tree shape on your back. That Christmas tree isn't just meant to show off on the competitive bodybuilding stage, but it also means that you have strong lower back muscles as well. Having a strong lower back will not only help you to prevent injuries but also help you with other compound lifts like the deadlift.  Here are the exercises that you should include in your workout routine to make your lower back strong and to build that Christmas tree: 1. Stiff Leg Deadlift To perform this exercise, you need to take an Olympic bar and use an overhand grip (palms facing down). While going heavy in this exercise you can also use wrist wraps. Your torso will remain straight and your knees will be slightly bent. This will be the starting position.  Now, keeping the knees stationary, you will lower the barbell over the top of your feet by bending at the waist while keeping your back straight. You should feel a stretch on your lower back and hamstrings. Remember that this is not an exercise that is recommended for people with any form of lower back issues. Also, it needs to be treated with the utmost respect paying special attention not to round the back forward as you move the torso down; the back should always be straight. Finally, jerking motions or doing too much weight can injure your back. 2. Back Extensions/Hyperextensions This exercise can be performed on a hyperextension bench. Lie face down on a hyperextension bench, tucking your ankles securely under the footpads of the bench. Adjust the upper pad if possible so your upper thighs lie flat across the wide pad, leaving enough room for you to bend at the waist without any restriction. Now while keeping your body straight, cross your arms in front of you. This will be your starting position. You can also choose to hold a weight plate for extra resistance in front of you under your crossed arms. Start bending forward slowly at the waist as far as you can while keeping your back flat. Keep moving forward until you feel a nice stretch on your lower back and you can no longer keep going without a rounding of the back. Slowly raise your torso back to the initial position as you inhale.  3. Seated Rowing To perform this exercise you need access to a low pulley row machine with a V-bar. To begin this exercise, first sit down on the machine and place your feet on the front platform or crossbar provided making sure that your knees are slightly bent and not completely locked out. Lean over as you keep the natural alignment of your back and grab the V-bar handles.  With your arms extended pull back until your torso is at a 90-degree angle from your legs. Your back should be slightly arched and your chest should be sticking out. You should be feeling a nice stretch on your lats as you hold the bar in front of you. Now while keeping the torso stationary, pull the handles back towards your torso.  Keep the arms close to it until you touch the abdominals. Breathe out as you perform that movement. At that point, you should be squeezing your back muscles hard. Hold that contraction for a second and slowly go back to the original position while breathing in. Start doing these exercises and grow strong in them to build a mean X-Mas tree on your back. 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/

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Here's How One Can Build A Great Gaming PC In India Under Rs 50,000

It's 2019, and gaming on a budget is actually not that hard in today's day and age. Pick your parts wisely, know exactly where to cut corners, and you'll end up with a budget gaming PC build that will do justice to many of the latest games. If you still think it's easier said than done, then continue reading to find out how you can build a great gaming PC under Rs 50,000: 1. Processor: Ryzen 5 2600 - Rs. 12,999 © YouTube For this particular build, we'll be using the Ryzen 2600 to give us the necessary computing power. There's no specific reason behind choosing AMD's Ryzen over Intel's Core processor. It's just that the Ryzen 2600 CPU is a very capable CPU, and it's also a really good option for people who are willing to overclock. The Ryzen 2600 is an ideal mid-range gaming CPU that offers six-cores that can operate at a peak clock speed of 3.9GHz. You can learn more about the CPU here, but in short, it's a great option for gamers and creators alike. BTW, it also comes with a CPU cooler, so you don't have to shell out more money on it. 2. GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 - Rs. 12,499 © Nvidia If it wasn't for Nvidia's great timing, then we'd have probably suggested fitting a GTX 1050Ti in this build. But luckily, the company just launched the new GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, and it's simply great for gamers on a budget. The GPU is capable of running almost all modern titles like 'Apex Legends', 'Fortnite', 'PUBG', etc. at 100 fps, which is really not that bad for a budget build. 3. Motherboard: ASRock B450 PRO4 - Rs. 8,450 © ASRock Picking the right motherboard is very crucial for the build. You need to make sure that the board is compatible and can handle the components that you're planning using. We went with the Asrock B450 PRO4 mainly because we're using a CPU for our build. The board has an AMD A4 socket, which is exactly what we need. The board also has 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 2.0 x1, and an of SATA3, M.2, and USB ports. It's a very capable board and perfect for our build. In case you're interested, you can learn more about it here. 4. RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000Mhz - Rs. 3,750 © Corsair The ASRock board, which we are using for this particular build, has 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots. The maximum capacity of system memory supported by this board 64GB, and that's plenty for a build like this. 5. HDD: Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB Internal Hard Drive - Rs. 2,975 © WD It's really hard to push an SSD for this build under the budget we're working with, so we just went with a WD Blue 1TB HDD. It's the go-to drive of choice that should get you started. You can always add an SSD in the future when you see fit. 6. Cabinet - Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075 - Rs. 3,099 © Corsair For case, the Corsair Carbide series 100R CC ATX should do the trick. As you can see, it looks simple and elegant, and it comes with all the bells and whistles that you'd need to keep your components up and running. It comes with five fan mounts to keep your PC cool, plus a 120mm fan is included inside the case itself. The case is fitted with Thumbscrew side panels, so you won't need any tools to handle it too. Also, the case has a flush-mounted side panel window, through which you can showcase all your PC components. Yes, we're not using any RGB lighting, but the case will certainly look pretty should you decide to upgrade the lighting later. 7. Power Supply: Corsair CX450 - Rs. 3,440 © Corsair Last, but not the least, we recommend the CX450 450W 80 Plus Power Supply. It can handle up to 450 watts, which is plenty of power for our configuration. Don't worry, we've also made sure that all our components are compatible with each other, so you won't end up blowing up something. Well, if you're keeping tabs on the cost, this PC with the aforementioned components will cost you just above Rs. 47,000. Of course, we haven't included other peripherals for the PC, but you can use that money to splurge on, say, a mouse or a nice pair of earphones. Lastly, we'd like to point out that the prices of these components keep fluctuating. So it's best to keep tabs on Amazon India or your local offline retailers to get the best prices.

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1More Quad Driver Earphones Are Out This World & Every Music Fanatic Needs This

Earphones come at various prices but often sacrifice something in order to keep the cost down. In fact, accurate sound reproduction needs multiple drivers to work in tandem to reproduce sound in a specific frequency range. Most speakers do this as it has a woofer driver for bass and tweeters for higher frequencies. Good speakers or earphones also have a mid-range driver to handle frequencies that come in between. 1More has managed to fit four drivers in earphones which is something very rare. Fitting multiple drivers in earphones is a huge challenge simply because there isn't much space. Most earphones just use one driver to handle all of these frequencies which often ruins the sound experience. That's why you can buy earphones for a few hundred rupees. Which is fine for casual listening but utter garbage for audiophiles.  © 1More 1More Quad Driver earphones are probably my favourite pair of earphones right now. I thought the triple driver variant was quite impressive but the Quad driver version takes the cake. These earphones have four small drivers in each of the earbuds. Two armature drivers, a single driver for ultra-high frequencies and a dynamic driver that take cares of bass and mid-range frequencies.  This results in crystal clear sound with much details and with a frequency response of 20 - 40,000Hz. That beats most headphones you can buy in the market right now.  It's Not Only About the Sound  © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Today, premium earphones don't only need to sound amazing, they also need to look the part. 1More earbuds are built with premium material that also gives flexing rights to the owner. The earbuds are made of aluminium and are as durable it could be. It has red trims with tungsten accents and are very comfortable to wear. The cable is also built with Kevlar, which is tangle-free and reduces noise (when obstructed with objects or clothing) when being used for making phone calls.  © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla When it comes to fit, 1More has given 8 extra pair of tips that will ensure you a perfect fit for your type of ear. The included tips come with a selection of silicon or foam which is always neat to have. The packing also comes with a travel adapter which you can use on planes and a  1/4" male plug.  © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla You can store all these accessories with the supplied premium leather case which is most useful when you are always on the move. Overall, the earphones come in ultra-luxurious packaging which you can't find anywhere else.  Listening Experience  The listening experience on the 1More Quad Driver earphones was nothing short of impressive. We listened to different genres and even used it to play games on our PC. The bast was solid and not overwhelming and the highs were on point. The sound had incredible detail and crystal clear. It proved that having multiple drivers significantly improved the listening experience. To notice details, our go-to test track is Michale Jackson's “Thriller” as it has the balance required in a song.  The kicks sounded crystal clear while the bassline was not too overwhelming. The main pads and chords sound spectacular as we could pick out each instrument individually.  We noticed a real difference when we plugged in our earphones to our Dolby 7.1 amp on our gaming PC. With surround sound enabled, the 1More Quad Driver could handle sound with great detail. While reviewing Mortal Kombat 11, we could hear sounds in the background and sounds that would fly right over the head. We could also notice birds chirping at the back of the head which is unheard of on earphones. It's probably because these earphones are also THX certified which means watching movies with these earphones is a dream.  The Final Say  The earphones cost Rs 13,499 in India but should be priced at least double for everything it has on offer. It's got great sound, luxurious packaging and great accessories. It can even handle AAA games like 'Mortal Kombat' to deliver the required surround sound experience. If you are looking for premium earphones, the buck stops here.

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