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4 Steps To Get Jon Snow's Iconic Messy But Luscious Hair

If you've ever aspired to be like Jon Snow after watching 'Game Of Thrones', to pledge your life and honour to the Night's Watch, kill a White Walker with Valyrian steel and lead the army to fight the army of the dead...you could start with the hair.  Here are tips to have a mane just like Snow: 1. The Hair Length © HBO Firstly, you need medium-to-thick density and also have a natural wavy or curly texture. This will enhance the 'Snow' look you're trying to achieve.  A minimum of 6 months' growth is necessary for the mane to be as long as Snow if you're starting out with short hair.  2. The Texture © HBO If your hair is straight and lightweight, a good texturizing product will enhance the look for straight hair. If the hair is naturally more straight and needs more texture, the diffuser helps in setting the style so the hair doesn't dry smooth. 3. Trim Routinely © HBO Your hair won't just transform into Snow's mane on its own. Routine trims transition it into the aspired look. Keep the growth on the nape shorter and let the sides and top catch up in order for them to begin to grow in unison with the back hairline. Don't get it cut too often though. 4. Here's How To Style It © HBO For achieving the right texture, length, and density: wash and condition the hair. Then, apply the texturizing or curl-enhancing product or a sea salt spray. Later, comb the product through your hair, using a wide-tooth comb for even distribution, lastly shake the hair out.

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'Goth Crocs' With Spikes & Chains Are Here & All We Can Think Of Are 'BDSM Chappal'

Fashion is becoming all-inclusive, but once in an odd while, something pops up that makes us go 'Nope', without missing a beat. The latest example? Goth Crocs. Yes, it's a thing and we're very confused and scared. © Etsy © Etsy Goth Crocs are Crocs with spikes and chains, that look like torture devices to be worn on your feet, to torture your fashion sensibility. Crocs on their own, have been treading on thin ice for the longest time because let's face it, they aren't the best looking footwear around. In fact, the rubbery, chunky aesthetic reminds us more of flotation devices that you can hold on for dear life during a flood because these monstrosities aren't designed to drown. However, that clearly doesn't take away from their popularity because of the comfort factor. Who doesn't want to laze around inside the house (and sometimes even around the neighbourhood if you hate your neighbours hard enough) in a chunky pair of crocs that effectively shields you from any kind of (even inadvertent) social interaction? © Etsy The Goth crocs, however, are not officially manufactured by Crocs, and are sold by 'HeavyCreamStore' on Etsy. They cost about INR 17K without shipping. © Etsy All we can ask is, 'Why?'

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I Met With 2019 Special Olympic Medalists & Went Behind The Scenes Of Their Resilient Journeys

25 years ago, when a premature baby took birth in retired Lt. Col. B.D. Saha's family, asphyxiated as he was taken out of her mother's womb, the doctors had sensitised them to the possibility of severe brain damage and other medical problems that may occur as the child went on to grow. “On the fourth day since Ankush's birth, his heart had stopped functioning. He was a preterm baby who was going blue and black, clenching his fists as he gasped for air,” recalls the father of Ankush Saha, the athlete with intellectual disability, who went on to win silver at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.  You and I are different. We look different, our likes and dislikes are different and different are the ways in which we learn new things. There are various people in the world, 200 million to be exact, who deal with intellectual disability (ID) and fail to comprehend and learn new skills at a speed similar to that of an average human being. Having said that, they too have the passion to strive for greatness and have excelled in all walks of life, sometimes far more than us, the “normals”. Albeit, their journey is that much more difficult, it is their resolve to make good of their lives in this testing world that helps them go places.  When it comes to sports, a global nonprofit body known as Special Olympics, looks to put people suffering from ID under tough test of fitness, strength and skills, and reward them with great laurels for their dedication towards the discipline.  In 2019, the organisation held the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi and the Indian contingent of 284 athletes displayed excellence as they bagged a total of 368 medals which included 85 golds, 154 silver and 129 bronze, making it their most successful performance in the nine times they have participated.  But all this information is available just a click away on the internet. What continues to remain aloof from the ever expanding grasps of the world wide web are the tiny but important details that not only influence but also run the lives of such special athletes. I decided to do something about it. In the past couple of weeks, I got in touch with some Indian Special Olympics medallists and got to spend some quality time with their families. From representing India at the World Summer Games to the idea of a life after retiring from sports, here's what no one else will tell you about the lives of Special Olympics athletes of this nation: Becoming A Special Olympian With Uncertain Future Dinal Jain - Special Olympics Medallist In order to be named a 'Special Olympics athlete' a person must have an intellectual functioning level (IQ) below 75; significant limitations must exist in two or more adaptive skill areas; and the condition must manifest itself before the age of 18. State meets are organised all around the nation where two athletes per sport are selected from every state for national level competitions, following which the World Summer Games selections take place.  After winning gold at state and national level, the athlete must attend and pass through a tough selection process in four consecutive camps post which a letter is sent to the athlete's parents saying that they are a member of the final contingent.  Having said that, the grueling process may not bear fruits for these sportspersons the way their parents had hoped. According to the policy guidelines of Special Olympics Bharat (SO Bharat), Indian body under Special Olympics, the selection criteria states: “An athlete is eligible for selection only once for World Games to ensure exposure to maximum number of athletes in India.”   So, even if special Indian athletes, who are involved in popular sports like swimming, do bag medals at the World Games, they will not be allowed to compete ever again, just because there are dozens of swimmers with ID and SO Bharat believes in giving others the opportunity to go for the Games.  “The policy guidelines of SO Bharat follows the practice of giving a chance to more and more Special Athletes to participate at the SO World Games. SO Bharat has over 1.4 Million Athletes registered with them. More and more Athletes are encouraged to participate in this transformational experience,” Mr. Victor R Vaz, National Sports Director, Special Olympics Bharat told me over email. Need For Coaches Who Understand Special Athletes In the case of the coaches for special athletes, the job expects you to have a lot more than just the knowledge about the game. It requires you to be patient, understanding of people with special needs and have the ability to make them understand their roles.   “You need to spend more time with them and figure out different ways to make them understand what needs to be done,” says Sharath Gayakwad, 2010 Asian Para Games bronze medallist, who coaches Special Olympic medallists like Shashank Mahesh and Dinal Jain in Bengaluru.  Sharath Gayakwad, 2010 Asian Para Games bronze medallist and Coach “When it comes to Down Syndrome, Autism or any special category, the mood swings remain the same and handling them is a very tricky thing. The coaches must be selected keeping their ability to manage these problems along with the knowledge of the game,” says Gayathri Mahesh, Shashank's mother.  “Coaches should be selected on the basis of their experience, as it should, which I could not see in Abu Dhabi (during the 2019 World Summer Games). Most of the coaches claim to be working in special schools but they failed to understand the smallest needs of the special kids,” said another parent who chose to remain anonymous.   How Is Special Olympics Bharat Contributing?  According to Special Olympics Bharat's website, their vision is “to transform communities by inspiring people throughout the world to open their minds, accept and include people with intellectual disabilities and thereby celebrate the similarities common to all.”  They have taken multiple initiatives such as the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs), Healthy Athlete Program, Young Athlete Program and Youth Activation that aim to focus on their leadership skills and help them become independent based on the principles of sports.  Ankush Saha - Special Olympics Medallist However, some of the parents feel that the organisation is not doing enough. “After the World Summer Games, they don't even look at us. That's the end of the Special Olympics, that's the end of the child,” the anonymous mother shakes her head in disappointment.  Coaches on the other hand, believe that the organisation does provide some support to the athletes. “When it comes to the facilities, we do have the infrastructure. Of course it is not up to the mark of USA, China or Australia but we do have some good facilities,” says Gayakwad, who coaches swimmers at Bengaluru's Pooja Aquatic Centre.  Once Retired, What's Next? No matter how rosey the present may feel for these athletes, the future for some of them does not look too promising. Athletes like Shashank who train to swim faster every single day are also on medication to slow their movements down due to his Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Such is the paradox that is creating major concerns for the parents about their children's lives once they are done with sports. “He (Shashank) is on medication and that in itself is pulling his strength and stamina down… He has lost his confidence because he feels like he is getting tired too quickly,” says Mrs. Mahesh. It is therefore imperative for special athletes to look for an alternative career than sports.  “Shashank is done with his school and will soon will get his college degree, too. What kind of a job opportunity am I looking at for my son, now? Maybe the role of taking files from one room to another. Is he made only for that?” asks the concerned mother. Shashank Mahesh - Special Olympics Medallist, With Mother “Sports helps them improve their confidence, personality development and social behavior. Alongside sports participation they can always learn different vocations which could be resorted through other NGOs. There are opportunities  beyond sports as well, in Special Olympics that can be availed,” Mr. Vaz says. During the time I spent with these athletes, I got to inspect their traits and the way they manage to carry on with their day to day lives. People like Shashank who suffer from moderate autism have quite a few extraordinary talents. Passionate for the things they want to pursue, with no strings attached to social expectations or materialistic desires, they also have excellent memory. Such characteristics are not only ideal for the betterment of the society but any international organisation would love to bring such attributions to their team in a heartbeat.  People have asked me a million times as to why I am after this story so badly, what is it that has kept me invested in the uncut, unfiltered version of their lives when all the major publications had decided to turn a blind eye? This is why. The lives of all 12,43,246 such athletes with intellectual disabilities must be given the attention and appreciation that they deserve.  People like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have the following of millions and millions of Indians, as they should. They have worked and hustled hard to reach where they have but so have Ankush Saha, Dinal Jain and Shashank Mahesh.

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From 'Zodiac' To 'Nightcrawler' Here Are Jake Gyllenhaal's Top 10 Performances Of All Time

He is the jack of all trades when it comes to acting! Jake Gyllenhaal exudes a superior form of acting talent. His performances ooze idealism and his heavy dramatic stints can easily move one to the core. Time and again, Gyllenhaal has proved that he can effortlessly slip into a role and come out of it without giving a hint of it.  From his Oscar-nominated performance in 'Brokeback Mountain' to a darkly infatuating role in 'Nocturnal Animals', Gyllenhaal's career trajectory has only seen a rise. If we breakdown some of his most remarkable performances, we could easily spot that he has completely immersed himself while playing a part.  In Hollywood, if there are only a couple of actors whose expressions say a lot, Gyllenhaal has to be one of them. We recently analyzed some of his best performances and found that Gyllenhaal has done much as an actor and one can expect a lot coming from him in the coming years.  Take a look at some of the most enthralling performances by Jake Gyllenhaal: 1. Nightcrawler (2014) Dan Gilroy's feature directorial debut 'Nightcrawler' turned out to be a dark tale of crime and thrill that had all praises for Jake Gyllenhall. Gyllenhaal's career-best performances have been debated over the years. And out of the many incredible roles he has done, this one stands out from every aspect. Louis "Lou" Bloom, a thief establishes himself as a freelance photojournalist, after witnessing a crime scene.  In the film, Gyllenhaal can be seen playing a very dynamic character, much different from what Gyllenhaal could ever be. One can experience the life of a journalist covering crime scenes through Jake's acting prowess. The film is full of action and portrays Gyllenhall in his best form as a charismatic sociopath.  The film earned many prestigious award nominations including the one for the Best Original Screenplay for the 87th Academy Awards. 2. Zodiac (2007) David Fincher's 'Zodiac' established Gyllenhaal's image as the actor who was not taken over by Robert Downey's flamboyance. Gyllenhaal turned out to be more of a chameleon!  As a newspaper-cartoonist and investigator, Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) showed us that he was evidently everything more than 'an extra' (as Fincher described him). Gyllenhaal's character is constantly chasing the Zodiac killer as he discovers more of himself in the whole process. 'Zodiac', a collaborative effort by Downey and Gyllenhaal, turned out to be a memorable one for Gyllenhaal's fans. 3. Donnie Darko (2001) The world got to know about Jake Gyllenhaal's acting talent when they witnessed him in and as Donnie Darko, a teenage boy receiving future signals from his nocturnal demonic rabbit.  Gyllenhaal's performance in this film established him as a new age method actor in Hollywood. Donnie dripped a different kind of confidence, throughout the whole film which created a paranoia.  Jake's performance was well received by critics; while Empire magazine included 'Donnie Darko' in the '50 Greatest Independent Films of All Time' list. 4. Nocturnal Animals (2016) 'Nocturnal Animals' is one of the best Jake Gyllenhaal films. Tom Ford's directorial endeavours made sure to put Jake Gyllenhaal at the centre of his film-making.  In the film, Tony's (Jake Gyllenhaal) quest to find the murderer of his wife and daughter (as depicted in his novel) takes over his ex-girlfriend Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) only to leave her consumed by the dark nature of the novel. Gyllenhaal's performance received a BAFTA nomination for playing the lead actor. Not only has his stint received mostly positive reviews, but the film has also been claimed as a masterpiece.   5. Brokeback Mountain (2005)     Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain' is not just a film that gathered multiple Academy nominations, the film has been deemed culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant due to its theme. 'Brokeback Mountain' remained both a critical and commercial success.  The film is centred around the story of two shepherds played by Jake Gyllenhaal and late Heath Ledger, who get romantically involved with each other. Gyllenhaal gave a moving rather mesmerizing performance.  He brought his emotional side up and the softness in his character was well received by the audiences. The film, however, lost the Best Picture Oscar to 'Crash' in a contentious Oscars upset. 6. Enemy (2013) Denis Villeneuve's psychological thriller shaped Jake Gyllenhaal's career in many major ways. He played two different personalities in the film, both intense in their own ways. Playing a doppelganger is always believed to be a tough task, however, Gyllenhaal did it with utmost perfection.  At times he is subtle and mostly full of pep. He understood that the film has to be a thought-provoking analysis of the subconscious and that his characters demanded absolute attention to detail. The film has been compared to Christopher Nolan's 'Memento' and offers a complete package of adventure and thrill. 7. Stronger (2017) Playing Jeff Bauman in 'Stronger' could have been one of the most challenging roles in Gyllenhaal's entire career. The film explores Gyllenhaal's potential to its highest levels. Jeff Bauman loses his legs in a bomb explosion only to embark upon his life's biggest challenge.  The extent to which the actor has pushed himself to play the role is remarkable. Gyllenhaal is fearless in the film. He went on to win the Hollywood Actor Award for his role. 'Stronger' risen in the critics' eyes solely on the basis of Gyllenhaal's poignant act. 8. Prisoners (2013) Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal gave a tough competition to each other in Denis Villeneuve's 'Prisoners'. On one hand, where Jackman's character was brilliant in his most persuasive self, no one could have played Detective Loki better than Gyllenhaal.  He perfectly captured the very complexity of his character which was too convincing. There wasn't a moment in the film when Gyllenhaal was out of form. Neither had he let his co-actor take too much credit for his leadership. The film looked more like an ideal collaborative effort. 'Prisoners' is a highly recommended film especially if you are a Jake Gyllenhaal fan.  9. Jarhead (2005) Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a trained US sniper who narrates his experience of the war-waged Kuwait and Iraq. About Gyllenhaal's performance, the Washington Post wrote that he just refused to show off in the film and didn't mind when the attention of the camera shifted towards the other actors, especially in their long scenes.  Gyllenhaal's act simply made the film a visually polished work of art. He consummately highlighted the perplexity of being a modern soldier. Gyllenhaal was nominated in the Best Actor category for the 10th Satellite Awards. Sam Mendes received praise for his compelling direction of the film. 10. October Sky (1999) Jake Gyllenhaal was merely 17 years old when he became quite a heartthrob through his stellar achievement in Joe Johnston's 'October Sky'. In his pursuit to launch a rocket in the sky, Homer Hickman (Jake Gyllenhaal) goes as far as possible while he is just a school student.  The film gave Gyllenhaal a major break in Hollywood and since then he has acted in many notable films. 'October Sky' clearly showed us what Gyllenhaal could make possible in the coming years as a Hollywood actor.  As a young actor, he put his heart in the film and managed to give a classic execution to his work. The film's impact was substantial, so much, that it inspired Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) to start his private aerospace manufacturing company.

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Top 4 Galaxy S10e Features That Make It An Awesome Phone

This year, Samsung debuted a new device alongside the highly anticipated Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus called the Galaxy S10e. It's the cheapest phone of Samsung's flagship lineup this year, yet it doesn't skimp out on features.  In fact, we think some Galaxy S10e features make it better than the other two flagship phones in the lineup, and here are 4 of those awesome features -  1. The Size © YouTube The Samsung Galaxy S10e is, without a doubt, one of the most compact phones to come out this year so far. Having used a lot of 'big' phones this year, we really had a great time using the Galaxy S10e. The overall footprint of the phone is so small that you can comfortably hold it in your hands. The Galaxy S10e measures just 69.9mm in height, making it short and handy phone. Also, the phone weighs just 150 grams, which makes it very light too. It's comparable to the likes of some other compact phone which we've seen in the past like the Pixel 2. 2. Infinity-O Display © YouTube The Galaxy S10e has a 5.8-inch AMOLED display on the front with a punch-hole design that houses the front-facing camera. Despite being a small-sized phone, the display looks amazing. Of course, it's a Samsung panel, so it's simply great for content consumption, be it playing games, watching videos, etc. Also, the 5.8-inch feels like the perfect size for a phone. It's neither too small nor annoying big like some other phones that are out there in the market. 3. Dual-Cameras © YouTube Yes, the Galaxy S10e lacks the triple camera setup, which both the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus have, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the S10e cameras are bad. In fact, the 12MP standard lens and the 16MP ultrawide lens are really what you need for any given scenario. These are the same sensors that you'll find on the Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus, and they work exceptionally well. Here's a sample image which we shot from the phone during our testing -  4. Wireless Charging With Powershare © YouTube Wireless charging isn't exactly a new or exciting feature nowadays, but we're glad that Samsung added that to the Galaxy S10e as well. Heck, the phone even has Samsung's new Reverse Wireless PowerShare feature, with which you can charge another phone or any other Qi-compatible accessory. How cool is that? Well, that wraps up this short and simple list of Galaxy S10e features that we love the most. These are some of the features which, according to us, makes the Galaxy S10e a stellar phone despite being the most affordable of the bunch.

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After Immense Success With Junior Team, Rahul Dravid Becomes Boss Of National Cricket Academy

One of the greatest batsmen to have ever represented the Men in Blue, Rahul Dravid has fulfilled his duties as the coach of the junior Indian cricket team and helped them experience the level of success that not even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would have seen coming their way. It was under the leadership of Mr Dependable himself, that Team India A was able to completely dismantle the visiting England Lions for a five-match one-day series and not to forget the 2018 World Cup victory by the Under-19 squad captained by Shubhman Gill along with the 2018 Asia cup championship. It was therefore rather obvious to have Dravid become a major part of the revamping of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), a Bengaluru-based facility that will ensure state of the art technology and other provisions to contribute even more towards the betterment of the future of cricket in India. "Rahul has been handling junior cricket for a while now and the results have been phenomenal. It's only natural that he had to get involved with affairs at the NCA (in the present position). Now, he's determined to bring about a complete turnaround at the academy. With the kind of vision he has, it's already a given now that this is his role until he decides to stay,” Times of India quoted an informed official. Dravid will be entrusted with the role of building the entire academy from scratch while hiring the entire coaching team from all around the country. “For all practical purposes, NCA will now be Rahul's baby,” said another official. His vision has already started to make some significant changes to the pre-established rules. For instance, back in the day, 15 out of 20 people were selected to go further for the training camp, the other five would have been asked to go home, leaving behind their dreams. Dravid, however, has made it clear that all 20 athletes will remain with the academy throughout the camp. While a lot of people had hoped that the BCCI would have selected 'The Wall' as the leader of the main Indian cricket roster instead of Ravi Shastri, this may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the future Indian athletes, having being taught under the wings of the very best at an early stage.  With a rock solid base to build their cricketing career upon, Dravid's NCA might as well be the place where dreams are transformed into reality.

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6 Of The Most Hilarious April Fool's Day Pranks By Tech Companies Which We Wish Were Real

1st April a.k.a April Fool's Day has always been the day on which all brands try to put their best foot forward and lie to us for the sake of, well, comedy. You definitely shouldn't be believing what you see or hear on April Fool's day, but it's also the day that brings out the best in the tech space. Well, 2019 was no exception, and we got to see a lot of interesting stuff from big name companies. But here are the best April Fool's Day pranks, which we wish actually real: 1. Notifications That Literally Follow! Duolingo's pesky notifications bugging you every day to take your language test can get super annoying, which is why we're sure you end up ignoring them. But this April fool's day, the company took a step further by introducing the idea of having a large green owl appear in real life and follow you around to remind you to practice your language lessons. Heck, they even come in three modes - encouraging, disappointed, or passive aggressive - and it's downright hilarious. Check it out - 2. A Smart Assistant For Gaming? Sure. Nvidia also took it a step further by announcing a GeForce RTX smart assistant called R.O.N. The company claims it can give you cool tips when you play games like Apex Legends, telling you to hide, etc. R.O.N. can also use its brains to leave comments on sites like Reddit and Twitch for you. But be careful, R.O.N. can become a serious troll. The best part, however, has got to be the device itself, which throws a really cool holograph. Check it out - 3. RGB CPU, Anyone? Newegg's new CPU for April Fool's day makes us wonder - “How much RGB is too much RGB?” Seriously, the company showcased an RGB CPU for people who just can't have enough RGB in their life. It costs a hefty $4,999.99, and it comes with a whopping 100 cores and 200 threads. Its base clock is a supposed 1.4 Petahertz and overclock, well, if you overclock it, Newegg says you “might create a small black hole inside your CPU.” It's not something that we want, because the CPU will anyway be tucked inside a cooler, but it's a hilarious idea. Check it out here -  4. Do You Like Cup Noodles? Yes, that's what HyperX and Nissin came up with. Needs no explanation we suppose? They even claim that you can detach the fork and slurp some noodles while gaming. Sounds just about right. © HyperX - Noodles 5. Like Sharing Your Music? If you don't like HyperX's idea, then how about something more practical? Like this Jabra Earbud(dy) headphones, with which you can share the music that you're listening to. It apparently comes with an ultra-light headband that can be extended “seamlessly to accommodate the perfect fit for every pair of buddies.” © Jabra 6. An App Find Your Lost LEGO Bricks? LEGO's “Find My Brick”, as the name suggests, is a parody of Apple's Find My iPhone app. It will help you find your bricks for you in a pile of miscellaneous blocks. Image how simple your life would be with such an app, and that's exactly why we think this should actually be real. The long search is finally over... ð± #FindMyBrick pic.twitter.com/3yBIPJ2OPk — LEGO (@LEGO_Group) April 1, 2019 Well, that wraps our list of April Fool's pranks. Of course, there were countless other pranks by the likes of OnePlus, Razer, Tinder, etc., but these are the ones which we truly wished existed in real life, especially the Nvidia R.O.N. and LEGO app.

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Apple iPhone 7 Now Being Made In India, Expanding The Company's 'Make In India' Initiative

Apple has now started to manufacture the iPhone 7 in India which makes it the third device by the company that is being assembled locally. Previously, the company was assembling the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s in India as a part of the company's 'Made in India' initiative.  © MensXP Apple said in an email to our sister website ET “We are proud to be producing iPhone 7 in Bengaluru for our local customers, furthering our long-term commitment in India,” According to Apple, two variants of the iPhone 7 i.e. 32GB and 128GB models will be manufactured in India and will sell for Rs 39,990 and Rs 49,990 respectively. The smartphone is being manufactured by Wistron, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer that will be assembling the iPhone 7 models.  While making the iPhone 7 in India reduces the cost of manufacturing considerably, the Cupertino giant is not looking to slash the prices and instead use the extra funds for an aggressive marketing strategy in India.  Previously, Tim Cook has admitted that the company has faced a decline in iPhone sales in emerging markets like India. The CEO attributed the struggle to issues like foreign exchange and “weak macro-transactions” which contributed towards slow iPhone sales in countries like India, Brazil and Russia.  © MensXP iPhone 7 was launched by Apple in 2016 and features a 4.6-inch Retina HD Display. The smartphone is water and dust resistant and has a rating of IP67. The smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner called “Touch ID” at the front and is powered by Apple's A10 Fusion chip.  You can read more about the iPhone 7 here.  Source: ET

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NASA Chief Calls India's Mission Shakti 'A Terrible Thing' As It Poses A Threat To The ISS

On 27th March, a missile fired during an anti-satellite missile test by India's Defense Research and Development Organization destroyed a satellite in space. PMO Narendra Modi even addressed the nation to declare India as a 'Spacepower'. The head of NASA, however, isn't particularly happy about it. In fact, the administrator Jim Bridenstine even called the test a “terrible, terrible thing”, while speaking at a livestreamed Town Hall gathering of NASA employees. Why, you ask? Well, it looks like the debris from the test are headed straight towards the International Space Station. The official press release from India's Ministry of External Affairs stated the test was carried out in the "lower atmosphere" to ensure that there were no space debris. But, apparently, 24 pieces from India's anti-satellite test are now heading towards the ISS. Bridenstine said “24 pieces are going above the apogee of the International Space Station. That is a terrible, terrible thing to create an event that sends debris at an apogee that goes above the International Space Station. That kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight. It's unacceptable and NASA needs to be very clear about what its impact to us is.” © ISRO The US military, in case you didn't know, tracks the objects in space to predict the collision risk for the ISS and for satellites. Over 23,000 objects are being tracked currently, out of which 10,000 pieces are of space debris. Nearly 3,000 of them were created by Chinese anti-satellite test in 2007. Yes, 24 pieces from India' anti-satellite test sounds like a small number compared to 3,000 created by the Chinese event, but Bridenstine noted that India's test has increased the risk of collision with the ISS by 44 percent over 10 days putting the lives of the astronauts in the ISS in serious danger. Of course, the risk will dissipate over time as much of the debris will burn up as it enters the atmosphere, but we'll have to wait for more updates on the same. Also, this isn't the first time someone has called out India's anti-satellite mission. Last week, a former ISRO engineer also said that Mission Shakti is a complete waste.

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20 Rare Photos Of Ajay Devgn Over The Years Which Scream 'Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya Dekhte Dekhte'

Ajay Devgn first graced the silver screen in the early 90s with the release of 'Phool Aur Kaante' in 1991. It would also become the film that would bring him his first award as an actor, Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actor. Close to completing three adventurous decades in Bollywood, Ajay Devgn has evolved not only as an actor, but also in personality. From the brooding lover in 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', to the most beloved super-cop in 'Singham', Ajay has come a long way since. Therefore, this journey has obviously been as colourful as it has been adventurous, and there are ample number of photographs to show for it. We list down 20 rare photos of Ajay Devgn over the span of his long, and extensive career which show how the actor has transformed over the last 28 years of his Bollywood journey. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Sep 2, 2018 at 6:58am PDT   View this post on Instagram #AjayDevgn #akshaykumar #sunilshetty #bollywood A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Nov 9, 2018 at 4:35am PST   View this post on Instagram #ajaydevgnteam #ajaydevgn #akshaykumar A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Sep 8, 2018 at 9:58pm PDT   View this post on Instagram A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Nov 2, 2018 at 2:57am PDT   View this post on Instagram 90s !! #ajaydevgn #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #totaldhamaal #tanhaji #dedepyarde #bollywood #simbaa #zero #2point0 #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #shraddhakapoor #ranbirkapoor #salmankhan #shahrukhkhan #srk #varundhawan #dishapatani #urvashirautela #mumbai #india #hindimovies#ileanadcruz A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Dec 19, 2018 at 5:45am PST   View this post on Instagram Throwback to when I thought specs were cool... A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Jan 4, 2018 at 6:12am PST   View this post on Instagram When I actually tried to solve a paper puzzle and was looking at human kind. #throwback A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on May 2, 2018 at 11:34pm PDT   View this post on Instagram A memory returned! ð #Repost @ajaydevgnfanclub A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Apr 27, 2018 at 8:16am PDT   View this post on Instagram #ajaydevgn A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Mar 31, 2019 at 12:12am PDT   View this post on Instagram The #cutest example of "Two being One" ð @ajaydevgn @kajol #ajaydevgn #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #totaldhamaal #tanhaji #dedepyarde #bollywood #simbaa #zero #2point0 #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #shraddhakapoor #ranbirkapoor #salmankhan #shahrukhkhan #srk #varundhawan #dishapatani #urvashirautela #mumbai #india #hindimovies#ileanadcruz #saraalikhan #rohitshetty #Singham A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Jan 2, 2019 at 8:15am PST   View this post on Instagram The first woman in my life who taught me well! To all mothers, daughters, better halves & sisters everywhere... You are celebrated everyday! A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Mar 7, 2018 at 10:26pm PST   View this post on Instagram Debut Film A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Feb 9, 2019 at 6:20am PST   View this post on Instagram @amitabhbachchan @ajaydevgn @kajol #legends #bollywood #bollywooddance #model A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Aug 17, 2018 at 8:48pm PDT   View this post on Instagram #Throwback to #90s #ajaydevgn #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #totaldhamaal #tanhaji #dedepyarde #bollywood #ranveersingh #deepikapadukone #aliabhatt #ranbirkapoor #salmankhan #shahrukhkhan #srk #varundhawan #dishapatani #urvashirautela #mumbai #india #pune #punekars #hindimovies#ileanadcruz #sonusood #varundhawan #tigershroff #hrithikroshan A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Jan 11, 2019 at 1:37am PST   View this post on Instagram Cargil army A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Jul 28, 2018 at 2:32am PDT   View this post on Instagram #90s #bollywood A post shared by ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgnlive) on Sep 29, 2018 at 6:48am PDT   View this post on Instagram One with the #legend #dilipkumarsahab #bollywood #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #ajaydevgn A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Mar 30, 2019 at 12:04am PDT   View this post on Instagram #baadshaho A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) on Jun 24, 2016 at 8:11am PDT   View this post on Instagram Some things never change ð @ajaydevgn @kajol #20YearsOfKajay #ajaydevgn #ajaydevgan #ajaydevgnfanclub #anilkapoor #arshadwarsi#madhuridixit #dhamaal #bollywood #sequel#TotalDhamaal #comedy #fun#wild#adventure#trailer#poster#gullyboy#ranveersingh #salmankhan #vickykaushal #kajol #salmankhan #kesari #akshaykumar #love #fans #followers #wife #husband A post shared by For Ajay Devgn Fans (@ajaydevgnfanclub) on Feb 24, 2019 at 5:17am PST   View this post on Instagram Throwback to good old days with long locks. 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Assam Traffic Cop Seen Doing His Duty Amid Heavy Rain & His Dedication Wins Over The Internet

At a time when more and more people constantly complain saying they don't feel “motivated” at work more often than not, we also come across those who show us what the phrase “work is worship” stands for. A traffic cop from Assam is being hailed as a prime example of what real dedication looks like on a person.  Constable Mithun Das has quickly turned into an internet sensation after he was seen performing his duty, as he manned the traffic in a heavy rainstorm without a raincoat or even an umbrella to save him from the heavy downpour. (c) Twitter Assam Police shared a post of appreciation on their Twitter handle, praising Das for his devotion and selfless service. Dedication is thy name!

We salute AB Constable Mithun Das (Basistha PS) of @GuwahatiPol , for his exceptional devotion towards duty and showing us how dedication can turn a storm into a sprinkle.

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Video Courtesy: Banajeet Deka pic.twitter.com/c6vfHaQBlT — Assam Police (@assampolice) March 31, 2019 Clad in his work uniform, constable Das stood at his post, right in the middle of a busy intersection and ensured that the cars moved smoothly while he is there.  “My duty hours were from 7 am to 12 pm. The storm started around 5 minutes before noon, but since my replacement hadn't come, I continued my job in the rain for nearly 20 minutes,” Das told the media. Special DGP (Law & Order) Kuladhar Saikia also praised constable Das' efforts and called him an inspiration. The visuals of the traffic Constable Mithun Das (Basistha PS) are truly inspirational.

I personally talked to him and conveyed my appreciations. 

I also hail all the @assampolice Personnel like him, who stand against such adversities everyday, without being recorded. https://t.co/2IsLHfsXQs — Kula Saikia, IPS (@saikia_kula) March 31, 2019 Das' action is really motivating, and we are sure he has inspired thousands of men and women in the country to perform their duties with similar dedication. We are proud of you Constable Das. Really motivating ! One can do their best in any job he/she has by dedication ! ðârespect ! — Samit Kiran Roy (@KiranSamit) April 1, 2019 He deserves a medal
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Proud of Assam Police â¤ï¸ — Nabajyoti Lahkar (@NabajyotiLahkar) March 31, 2019 Kudos to the constable for his outstanding sincerity towards his duty but on the other hand is it not necessary to keep a rain gear for so called smart police of Guwahati city. — Kumar Kashyap Konwar (@KonwarKashyap) April 1, 2019 My respect to Mr Das. Hope Assam Police will motivate others also to be like him... Assam Police rocks! — Dr Mrinmoy K Sarma (@mrinmoysarma) March 31, 2019

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AR Rahman's New Marvel Anthem Sounds Like The Avengers Are Gearing Up For An IPL Match

A few days ago, we shared the news with you guys that music maestro AR Rahman is teaming up with Marvel, to create a special anthem for all the desi fans of 'Avengers: Endgame'. According to reports, the special track was going to be released on April 1 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Turns out the Russo brothers did not pull an April Fool's Day prank on us. Marvel Studios The special song dropped just now and to be honest the song is good, but not something we were expecting to go with the theme of Avengers. The song features AR Rahman as a part of flash mob walking through the streets and singing 'Roke na rukenge ab to yaara', with stills of Thanos and the Avengers plugged in between.   Marvel Studios The moment I heard the song, the first thing that came to my mind is that the superheroes are not going to 'avenge the fallen', but actually gearing up for a cricket match against Thanos. Given that the IPL season is on, if BCCI plays this track in a stadium during a match, it will sound like an IPL anthem of a cricket team.  Having said that, it is one of those songs that you don't like initially, but grows on you gradually. 

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6 Bollywood Actresses Who Fell In Love With Younger Men & Proved Age Is Just A Number

While relationships are taking a progressive turn every passing day, there are still people pointing fingers at some couples who've found their comfortable footing in one another.  Not only is this hypocrisy but it's also an amalgamation of a complete violation of the right to privacy. What am I talking about? Well, Bollywood is setting their fair share of examples by dating people who're way younger or older and while that's endearing and very acceptable in society, many people criticise age difference like it's something illegal. © Instagram But to be fair, dating older women or younger men is a definite progression towards stable relationships as they're emotionally more grounded and binding and there's a maturity to them which makes them whole.  So, in lieu of that, I am going to list 6 Bollywood relationships which have been mighty successful, even with a vast age difference lurking in between: (1) Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas © Instagram The desi-videshi pair met through common friends some time back and they just tied the knot 3 months ago.  While Priyanka is 35 and Nick 25, they cherish and celebrate the 10-year age gap between them, even though they've been trolled for it tremendously in the past. But that hasn't deterred the couple's love or social media appreciation for one another in any way and we love to see them together, every now and then! (2) Sushmita Sen & Rohman Shawl © Instagram It feels like Rohman was a breath of fresh air in Sush's life. The actress seems very happy and content with her life right now and she has someone super supportive to share it with her.  Rohman and Shushmita share a 16-year age gap, but they definitely do complete each other, in every way. From him getting along well with her daughters, to her supporting him at his fashion shows, to them making work-out home videos together, it really seems like bringing up the age gap they share is absolutely redundant! (3) Soha Ali Khan & Kunal Kemmu © Instagram The starlit princess and the boy-next-door fell in love with each other on the sets of 'Dhoondte Reh Jaoge' and the rest is, of course, history! After a long live-in relationship, the couple tied the knot in 2015, despite the fact that Kunal is 5 years younger than Soha. They have a beautiful daughter named Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and they really couldn't be happier. (4) Preity Zinta & Gene Goodenough © Instagram Although the age gap isn't much between the two, it is still frowned upon by many people who love to criticise relentlessly. But that doesn't bother Preity, who tied the knot with Gene in LA and they've been living happily since. I guess he's 'Goodenough' for her! (5) Bipasha Basu & Karan Singh Grover © Instagram The two had issues getting married as Bips' mom was against her marrying someone who is 4 years younger than her. But that didn't stop the happy couple from tying the knot and living happily since. They believe in unhampered PDA and never shy away from a lot of social media love! (6) Neha Dhupia & Angad Bedi © Instagram When Neha married Angad, she was trolled on social media for marrying someone two years younger than her but they also took many by surprise when they decided to announce their wedding on Instagram, and they looked mighty happy together. Best friends before, married now, the couple has had quite an astounding journey and their age gap definitely has nothing to do with it! So, if Bollywood can set a keen example of older women dating younger men, it's time you stop frowning upon it too and look for someone who truly makes you happy; older or younger, who cares, right?

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The Russo Brothers Support The Theory Of Ant-Man Going Up Thanos' Butt & Are Fully Embracing It

The Russo Brothers have too much power right now. I know it, you know it, and they for sure know it and they also know how to use that much power for trolling.  We are all desperately waiting for the release of 'Avengers: Endgame' - just 26 days to go, yay! - and they're taking advantage of that. A few months ago, they changed their profile picture on Twitter to a meme that came out of a picture of Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman laughing at Ryan Reynolds. @Russo_Brothers UM ACTUALLY WHAT THE F*CK ARE YOU DOING pic.twitter.com/ibZBakt8PV — ðµððâ¡ | #TWOOFUS (@L0umykryptonite) December 26, 2018 Now, they have a new profile picture on Instagram and it's basically in support of one of the biggest running gag theory since 'Avengers: Infinity War'. There was one cursed post after 'Infinity War' that launched a theory that never died down - why didn't Ant-Man just go up Thanos' butt and transform back into his normal size? That would for sure have destroyed the giant purple grape! Yes, it's stupid and we don't want to see Paul Rudd like that, but if it's stupid and it still works, it's not stupid anymore. Paul would understand and take one for the team. Yep, this looks like a joke, but it's for real. This theory/joke picked up the pace again recently and basically became a Marvel meme with 'Endgame' so close and the Russo Brothers saw the chance and they fucking took it. There's another reason why fans believe that this might come true for real. Disclaimer, a 'Captain Marvel' spoiler ahead. So, remember how everyone was joking that 'what if Nick Fury lost his eye because of the cat?' when the trailer of 'Captain Marvel' came out? And, we all know it turned out to be true. Just like that, people are joking about Ant-Man going up Thanos' butt and what if it's actually true? What if the Russo Brothers are just overcompensating right now to not give out any spoilers? Whatever the case is, this is some good comic relief right now because we know we're losing some major characters for real this time. I wish I could say this was photoshopped but the Russo brothers really did that pic.twitter.com/U7zW1fYznN — mila | loki â¡ (@voiidmarvel) March 29, 2019 Yes, they see everything. the russo brothers seeing all the memes about ant-man crawling up thanos' asshole  pic.twitter.com/GYfZBi9e7o — juliah (@spideystights) March 29, 2019 No, you can't unsee Scott stepping up. me @ the russo brother's ig profile picture pic.twitter.com/EbiGYYNdHw — rey ð«(@incorrectmarvel) March 29, 2019 It really is. I'M WHEEZING THE RUSSO BROTHERS INSTAGRAM PROFILE PICTURE IS THE FUNNIEST THING pic.twitter.com/NOfl6pkfbq — â¡ (@caprogers1940) March 29, 2019

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Trailer Of 'Annabelle Comes Home' Has Got Everyone Screaming 'Baby Doll Yeh Horror Di'

Wise people say "when one door closes, another opens. Success will come to you if you are brave enough to open the door and see what opportunities are waiting for you." This phrase may sure work in real life, but in the 'Conjuring' universe, if a door is closed...it's for a reason and you should really NOT OPEN the door and see what's inside. The recently released trailer of 'Annabelle Comes Home' is a haunting case study of the same.  © Warner Bros. Looks like the Hollywood directors have no intention of letting us sleep in peace. If Jordan Peele's 'Us' starring Lupita N'yongo wasn't enough to haunt us and stop us from looking at the mirror, Warner Bros. made sure that you now look under your bed and inside your blanket as well before sleeping. The world's scariest doll is back in action and it only took her 2 and a half minutes to scare the sh*t out of us. © Warner Bros. The trailer begins with the Warrens bringing the Annabelle doll home, and storing her inside a protected glass in a room filled with haunted and possessed artefacts.  Imagine living in a house where you have a room filled with objects that are cursed. While most of us would not want to even enter such a house, one girl was very excited to see what was inside the room and her curiosity made the whole family pay the price. Seriously, when someone asks you not to go into that room, do not go to that room!  The girl not only lets Annabelle out but awakens other evil spirits locked inside as well. Annabelle targets the Warrens' daughter Judy and soon, turns her life and that of the Warrens into a living nightmare. People are clearly spooked out by the trailer, but I want to salute those brave people who are waiting for the movie to release already. Me excited to watch Annabelle Comes Home at cinema:

Also me getting scared by watching the trailer (: pic.twitter.com/7AeqI3CYG8 — syaâ¤ï¸ (@creamy16_) April 1, 2019 New "Annabelle Comes Homes" Trailer Shows Why You Shouldn't Play With (Haunted) Dolls https://t.co/uYPqiBIv91 pic.twitter.com/TlmW5KX06l — elFührerRojo (@FuhrerRojo) March 31, 2019 I wish Annabelle looked more innocuous like her real-life Raggedy Ann form, but I must admit that this trailer has more than it's share of chills…. Annabelle Comes Home (2019), Official Trailer#IMDb  https://t.co/rrzoAh1Lv9 — The Halloween Haunt podcast (@HalloweenHaunt) April 1, 2019 Annabelle Comes Home trailer was fucking scary ð — Nate (@iamjonhrndz) April 1, 2019 Annabelle Comes Home trailer was fucking scary ð — Nate (@iamjonhrndz) April 1, 2019 So I saw the trailer for Annabelle Comes Homes and the only thing I hope for is that it's good — Dawson Stoff (@dawson_stoff44) April 1, 2019 omg, im sooo excited for this!

ANNABELLE COMES HOME - Official Trailer https://t.co/uAaJU6Vx1k — ããã (@rgtonggal) April 1, 2019 Directed by Gary Dauberman, 'Annabelle Comes Home' stars McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring). The movie is releasing on June 28 and will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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Akshay & Kartik Founded 'Log 9 Materials' & It's A Revolution In The Field Of Nanotechnology

The desire to build something of their own and focus their grey cells honed by academic excellence in the field of technology, made two friends set out on a very innovative journey, which could change how the world views Indian technology.  Akshay Singhal has been working in the field of Nanotechnology for the last 7 years and hold great knowledge of Nanotechnology and Material Science. Along with co-founder Kartik Hajela, the duo set out to build Log 9 Materials from a lab set up in Akshay's backyard. © Mensxp Log 9 Materials is one of our country's leading Nanotechnology companies that specializes in Graphene. So, while Akshay looks after overall research and operations of Log 9 Materials. Kartik takes care of the commercial and market introduction aspect of the products that are launched by the company. However, the duo swears by Graphene and the immense potential it holds. What Is Graphene? © Mensxp Graphene is the most advanced form of Carbon that exists in this world, which was discovered in 2004. Related to graphite at the core, but Graphene is different in properties. It is more conducting than copper and stronger than steel! It has such diverse properties that can be put to use in different areas across the board. What Does Log 9 Material Do? The first product that they launched when they were in college, was a cigarette filter called PPuF. Next, they began to explore the oil filtration domain, and the findings so far have been very promising. They came up with the Log9 Pad which is laced with graphene, which can bring about a positive change during oil spills by absorbing the oil spilt on the water surface. © Mensxp However, their latest product in the pipeline is the Metal-Air Battery. Kartik says, “The battery is still a working prototype and we are working on it. However, the essence of the technology comes in E.V.s.” Yet, the challenges related to belief have been real, both from the side of investors as well as consumers. Because both investors and consumers have a hard time placing their faith, that something of such potential can be developed and manufactured in India. Life at Log9 © Mensxp Log 9 Materials is a team of 34 people from engineering backgrounds, and they have scientists as well as marketing wizards. The company seeks people from the said background because regardless of what they do, they need to have technical competency. The average of the team is around 26 and most of them come from materials, chemical or nanotechnological background. These committed and ambitious people have come on board to innovate and build something that would impact the world. © Mensxp Akshay and Kartik want aspiring entrepreneurs to take that leap of faith, if they have faith in their own ideas and know that it will work. As for Akshay he says, “if you really want to do something, do it today rather than tomorrow. Also, hold your ground. Don't buy into or accept whatever is offered, but hold your ground and things will fall into place.”

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Here's What We Know About Robert Sandberg, The Chef Who Stole Mia Khalifa From Every Man

Former adult star Mia Khalifa broke a million hearts over the weekend when she announced her engagement to her long time boyfriend Robert Sandberg. View this post on Instagram Vi är förlovade!!!! ðð¤µð¼ð°ð½♥ï¸ #StockholmSyndrome #Trapped A post shared by Mia K. (@miakhalifa) on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:19pm PDT The Swedish chef hid her ring in a bowl of dried ingredients and when Mia started eating them, he had to stop her from almost finding the ring and proposed to her. View this post on Instagram Thank you a million times over for the entire team at @smythchicago for helping @robertsandberg propose ð­♥ï¸ this trip and dinner was supposed to celebrate him getting his visa! Robert has planted the seed so deep in my mind for so long that he hates restaurant proposals so I never, EVER, saw this coming. I love y'all so much! Thank you! @smythchicago @chefjohnshields @officialchrisgerber @richieribando @povdejackee #StockholmSyndrome A post shared by Mia K. (@miakhalifa) on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:04am PDT Mia got divorced in 2011 and has been dating Robert for around three years after they reportedly met at a restaurant.  Robert has always been fascinated with cooking ever since he was a kid and he knew he wanted to be a chef.. View this post on Instagram My first attempt of blindfolded chopping and the first sign of me in a kitchen. I don't remember anything of it except that I cried so much from the onions and that the knife was so blunt that I could probably use a pair of skates for a better result. And I actually invented Saltbae of my generation. 22 years and a lot of tattoos later I'm healthy, im happy, I'm curious, I have perfect friends, I have a perfect healthy family, and I have the love of my life @miakhalifa â¤ï¸ And im doing exactly what I love to do everyday. Cooking, cleaning, eating and hopefully inspiring.ð #swag A post shared by Robert Sandberg (@robertsandberg) on Jan 14, 2019 at 11:39am PST Robert Sandberg is currently based in Los Angeles but he was previously working as a sous chef at Kong Hans Kaelder in Copenhagen. View this post on Instagram Photoshoot with @kentaur.dk today. For sure my type of jackets. #copenhagen A post shared by Robert Sandberg (@robertsandberg) on Sep 3, 2018 at 4:55am PDT Robert and Mia even have a YouTube channel together where they record their daily life in fun videos and travel experiences as well. The wedding date has not been announced yet but anyway, pretty sure most men are already heartbroken across the globe.

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3 Main Qualities Every Man Should Have To Be A Good Father

If you're already sealing your future right now, I am sure you've decided what you really want.  It's rather simple to foresee something but a tad difficult to live by the facts of it. What I mean is, if you're building your future, you obviously want financial security, a family, a good house and everything else that adult life needs for you to sustain and be happy all at once.  But apart from all that, there are a few things that need vital attention more than anything else. There are certain parameters you should cross while deciding a future and it's okay to delve into them from time to time. © Twitter If having kids is on your agenda, then you already know how many you'd like to have and what kind of value system you'd instil within them. But the most crucial thing to think about is what kind of a father will you be. Being a father is the most important role you can ever don and if you're certain of being a father and raising good kids, then you have to be sure about the qualities you possess to make you someone your kids look up to. Here are 3 main qualities every man should have to be a good father: (1) He Is Protective While the sense of protection for the next of kin is innate, it's a quality not all men possess. Being protective is, of course, inherited with the association you have with people. Most men are very protective of their friends, especially women friends. Not because they like them but because they treat them as someone they need to protect.  It's not just women but he takes care of everyone he is close to and that is one quality that transcends and reflects in his association with his kids. He will always set boundaries for them and protect them from anything and everything. © Pintrest (2) He Is Trustworthy That may sound ambiguous but most men, you can trust with your eyes closed, make for good fathers. That's because he will never turn his back on anyone, especially family, when in time of need. If you're the kind of guy who has stuck through the toughest times and been there for your friends and family, then be assured you'll do the same with your future family too. © Pintrest (3) He Is Patient & Encouraging If you've always been a source of encouragement for your friends and family, at any given point in time, you're definitely going to do the same for your kids too. Be it a football match or a test of some form, you'll always be there encouraging them and that's what children need the most.  Apart from encouragement, children also need a lot of patience. There are very few men who're good listeners and are patient at the same time. If you spend time listening to someone's problems and give them advice patiently, you're already on your way to becoming a good dad. © Pintrest Apart from these three qualities, of course, men have to be sensitive enough to perceive a child's mind and also take steps to become an affluent teacher in their lives. So, if you're looking to become a good father, start fostering these qualities and try them out on your friends and family, because only if you have them now, you'll be able to impart them to your children in the future.

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'You Pray For Us, We Play For You' SRK & His KKR Promise Their Fans Ahead Of IPL 2019

Cricket is India's biggest religion and its religious followers, aka the Cricket fans, are now gearing up to welcome this year's biggest festival. Yes, we're talking about the much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 which begins on March 23. Ahead of IPL, everyone is busy promoting their respective teams and so is the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. As KKR gears up to play their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on March 24, the team's proud owner Shah Rukh Khan has posted a promo on social media with the message "Aakhri Dum Tak Aakhri Run Tak".  “You pray for us, we play for you”
Let's be in it together, Aakhri Dum Tak Aakhri Run Tak. https://t.co/hDfglxXYMh#KKRHaiTaiyaar @kkriders — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 18, 2019 He wrote, "'You pray for us, we play for you' Let's be in it together, Aakhri Dum Tak Aakhri Run Tak." SRK's Kolkata Knight Riders is hands down one of the best playing teams in the IPL and this year too, people have high hopes from the team. KKR is being coached by Proteas legend Jacques Kallis and is led by Dinesh Kartik who recently unveiled KKR's new jersey. We're sure all the KKR fans are praying hard for their team to win this year, now all we have to see is whether SRK's team manages to live up to the expectations of fans. 

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Mehul Choksi Submits His PhD Thesis On PM Modi And No, Not That Mehul Choksi

It's a good day for irony today, isn't it? Mehul Choksi wrote a PhD thesis on PM Narendra Modi. Yep.  Don't worry, we're not talking about Nirav Modi's uncle here, but just a student from Surat who happened to have the same name. From Surat's Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, this Mehul Choksi is a lawyer who previously graduated with Political Science. Recently, the innocent Mehul Choksi submitted his thesis on the topic “Leadership Under Government: Case Study of Narendra Modi”, for which he surveyed about 450 people, according to ANI. While talking to ANI, he said, “The questionnaire had a total of 32 questions. After tabulating the answers given by 450 people, it was found that 25 per cent believed that Modi's speeches are most appealing while 48 per cent were of the view that Modi's political marketing is the best.” Surat-based student Mehul Choksi has successfully completed his PhD thesis on Narendra Modi

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Puri duniya me tujhe main hi mila tha research karne ke liye?" - Modi pic.twitter.com/SbfYzjBSMk — Devil (@Baredevil_) March 18, 2019 Okay, some fight is happening. No congressi thought that, but Bhakt did — Mas Paul (@rjanntny05) March 18, 2019 Wow. I thought, I wasted my VALUABLE TIME. But this guy is at another level... Take a bowðð — à²à²²à³à²à³ à²à²³à²à²¿ (@alokkalagi06) March 18, 2019 Pun game strong. Thiefis? — Jitendra (@hydbadshah) March 18, 2019 Yeah, sure. Would like to read his published thesis ð — Joylan (@mejoylan) March 18, 2019

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Dinesh Karthik Scored 29 In Just 8 Balls To Win Nidahas Trophy Vs Bangladesh On This Day In 2018

In what was considered to be one of the most controversial tri-series of 2018, the Nidahas Trophy between India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka saw a rare show of skills, patience and explosive batting when Indian wicket keeper-batsman, Dinesh Karthik took control of the final, deflated the Bangladeshi bowling line-up and won the trophy for the Men in Blue exactly one year ago, today. Returning to the top roster after a long gap, the tri-series was more of a test for the then 32-year-old, a question of whether he's still got what it takes to be a part of the best cricket team in the world.  While India managed to make it to the final of the series without requiring a lot of help from the righty, skipper Rohit Sharma (https://www.mensxp.com/topic/rohit-sharma.html) and the squad demanded a miracle of an innings by him to be able to win it all, late in the game.  When Karthik entered the field after Manish Pandey's dismissal, India required to score 34 runs off the last two overs. The need for Karthik to hit big shots was of utmost importance as his co-batsman Vijay Shankar was struggling to connect the deliveries with his bat.  Karthik, however, had different plans altogether. Stepping on the batting crease in the 19th over, he scored 22 runs off Rubel Hossain's deliveries while also sending the last ball for a maximum to bring the trophy to India.  "Really happy to come out of this performance. Really happy for the team. We've played really well in this tournament and to not win the final would have been unfortunate. It was not that easy to bat there,” said a modest Dinesh Karthik after the game who was also named the Man of the Match for his short yet impactful innings.

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Dell's New RTX-Powered Alienware Gaming Laptops Are Extremely Powerful And Expensive

Dell's Alienware range is probably the first name that comes to your mind when you think of gaming laptops. They're some of the most powerful notebooks in the market, and Dell just updated its range in India. The company has launched the Alienware Area-51m, a super-powerful and an upgradeable gaming laptop, along with the thin-and-light Alienware m15. Alienware Area-51m Dell's Alienware Area-51m is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful gaming laptops that are available in the market today. It's the world's first notebook to come with upgradeable hardware including CPUs and GPUs. At any given time, users can swap out the components like RAM, Wi-Fi card, storage, CPU, GPU, and more. Out of the box, the Alienware Area-51m can be configured with a Core-i9 9900K, a 17.3-inch 144Hz display, RTX 2080 GPU, up to 64GB RAM, and more. It also packs a 90Whr battery. The laptop also sports the Alienware TactX keyboard with 2.2mm of travel, anti-ghosting, per-key RGB lighting, etc. Of course, the lighting is not limited to the keyboard, and you can customize it for the power button, LCD cover Alien head, and more with the help of the AlienFX program. © Alienware As for the thermals, the laptop comes with 'Advanced Cryo-Tech 2.0' technology that should help keep this thing cool during the intense gaming sessions. The Alienware Area-51m will be available in  'Lunar Light' and 'Dark Side of the Moon' color options, and it starts at Rs 2.99 Lakhs. You can check out all the available configurations here. Alienware m15 In addition to the Area-51m, Dell also launched the Alienware m15, which is the most compact Alienware laptop to date. It weighs in at just 4.8 pounds (2.18 kg), and it's 14 per cent thinner than the older 13-inch laptops. © Dell As for the internals, the Alienware m15 can be configured with up to a Core-i7 8750H processor, Nvidia RTX 2070 GPUs, 32GB of RAM, and more. It packs a 60Whr battery pack, but you can bump that up with a 90Whr battery pack. However, Dell has ditched its signature per-key lighting in Alienware m15's keyboard and has opted for 6-zone RGB lighting instead. Here's the difference in the form factor between the two generations of m15. It's slimmer, lighter and smaller in size. @Dell_IN pic.twitter.com/MYozFw2Vz7 — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) March 18, 2019 The Alienware m15 laptop starts at Rs. 1,78,399, and the pricing goes up based on the configuration. You can check out the available options here. Dell G7 © Dell Lastly, Dell also updated its G7 laptop with new internals to go with the newer models. The updated version of the laptop is now powered by Intel's 8th-gen Core processors and Nvidia's GeForce RTX graphics. You can configure it with up to a Core i9-8950HK, and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. It also sports a 144Hz FHD display with slim bezels. The new Dell G7 starts at Rs 1,57,399, and you can pick one up online, starting today.

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Indian Special Olympic Contingent Is Atop The Medal Tally With 30 Golds But Who Cares, Right?

The Indian contingent for the 2019 Special Olympics, which is currently taking place in Abu Dhabi, is atop the medal tally with 30 gold, 33 silver and 32 bronze medals in events ranging from roller skating, powerlifting to table tennis. Such is the versatility of Team India. But, who cares, right? The fact that 19-year-old powerlifter Manali Manoj Shelke failed thrice, redetermined her resolve, and finally succeeded in crossing her hurdles with just a little bit of persuasion by her coach, will mean absolutely nothing to us in not more than a couple of days when the Indian Premier League (IPL) begins. Special Olympics athlete Manali Manoj Shelke shows us what a true athlete is  pic.twitter.com/H2XkzIHnux — Athlete Swag (@AthleteSwag) March 15, 2019 All the effort put in by the young prodigy will be clouded by the fireworks of cricket, the sport that has achieved 'celebrity status' in a nation which takes immense pride in the diversity it possesses. No hate towards the “gentleman's game” though. The game has led to providing a living (a very luxurious one at that) for a lot of athletes, giving deals worth lakhs and crores of rupees to these players, some of whom have not even played a single game at a noteworthy level. But that's okay, right? In some days, names of Special Olympians like Supreet Singh, Rishabh Jain and Priya Prakash Gaba who, despite their disabilities, brought home the greatest laurels that they could, will be nothing more than a Google search. Hey, if they are lucky enough, maybe their names will appear in one of the questions in the next season of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Who knows? Who remembers Ranvir Singh Saini, the athlete diagnosed with autism at the age of two, who became the first Indian to win the gold in a golfing event? Who can recollect the memories of the powerhouse of a sportsperson in Phoolan Devi, who bagged yet another gold medal in powerlifting (bench press) not too long ago at the 2015 Special Olympics 2015 in Los Angeles, USA? Four days of mild to no news coverage and maybe a couple of retweets about how they have made their country proud, that's all they are worth. That's exactly what they had signed up for when they stopped feeling sorry for themselves and took up sports in this country. But, they are no cricketers so, obviously, they have no legacy. They are not worthy of well-documented stories to tell the future generations, but who cares?

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Miles Away From India, Hasan Minhaj Still Makes More Sense Than Arnab Ahead Of Lok Sabha Polls

A couple of years back, a relatively unknown – at least in the Indian subcontinent – Hasan Minhaj furthered the politician-comedian parentification (don't look up the dictionary; the meme below explains the meaning of this word better) through his White House correspondents' dinner address. He took digs at the bigotry of Donald Trump & Co, but that didn't make much of an impact in India because, of course, we're stuck in deep shit of our own. © 9gag Over the course of this weekend though, the American comedian of Indian origin finally turned towards the subcontinent in an outright courageous, half-an-hour long episode about the upcoming Indian general assembly elections, on the second season of his Netflix original 'Patriot Act'. And since it touched a lot of nerves, India is kinda…umm abuzz. “Since [Narendra] Modi came to power, India has grown more hostile to minority groups. There's been a resurgence in religious nationalism, specifically Hindu nationalism, the idea that India is a Hindu nation,” opens the monologue. Ha! How dare? A bunch of trolls on my Twitter, and some of you reading this on MensXP (judging by the quality – or the lack of thereof, of a lot of comments on our Facebook page), would disagree. But the bad news for you guys is that he backs it up with solid facts (not Whatsapp forwards and 4Chan theories) to tell you how almost 300 people have been physically assaulted (including the 50 killed) in cow-related violence in India. But I don't expect this lot to understand, let alone be empathetic. After all, I was called a 'cow-eater' just last week on a metro ride to work, because I had put on a kurta (serious offence in this day and age of pigeonholed points of view). So Hasan's Pakistani (then Qatar and then Iran) spy joke hits home instantly. Me reading the comments on the latest episode. https://t.co/dSUYanFAuD pic.twitter.com/btFPPyvoE4 — Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) March 18, 2019 That's not the only talking point from the episode. An unflinching Minhaj goes on to poke fun at the Indian TV media community that is drawing the ire of international compatriots, especially for its role in the coverage of the recent Indo-Pak tensions. More TV anchors let out war cries than the concerned people and more TV studios were turned into battlefields than the actual ones. If truth be spoken, sane debates – both on air and off it, seem like a distant memory. Trust me, I'm an ex-Muslim man in the 'media business,' and get to physically interact with maybe more people than the average Indian bhakt. In his own style, Minhaj also interviews Indian National Congress' outspoken Member of Parliament, Shashi Tharoor for the episode (FYI, he failed to get a response from the Bharatiya Janata Party and, going by his Twitter handle, Chowkidar Narendra Modi, 'who is the first PM in the country to never hold a press conference'). The comedian goes on to revive the age-old joke of the direct proportionality between an Indian politician and the number of criminal charges against them. For crying out loud, he confronted Tharoor about his wife's murder during their interview. It's a real moment of pride when this is the actual state of Indian media at present. And finally, he also addresses the He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named of Indian politics, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) (yes, my name is Khan and I'm not a terrorist). Minhaj calls upon their problematic history and Narendra Modi's close ties with them, with reference to the rise of right-wing politics across the world in the recent past. Apart from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adiyanath's 'Aap Ki Adalat' appearance with Rajat Sharma (another TV anchor with dicey political ties), former chief MS Golwalkar deciding to name his book 'A Bunch of Thoughts' also became the butt of his jokes. I didn't listen. #NowStreaming pic.twitter.com/7fnuDuaImW — Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) March 17, 2019 The Twitter troll army, surprisingly, did stay away from going all-out in harassing Minhaj (at least in the first 24 hours of the episode's release), despite him poking ample fun at Modiji & Co. That's, in some ways, a testimony to the narrative's middle-of-the-road approach, and in a lot of ways an unlikely masterclass for Indian TV media. Well, these were my bunch of thoughts on the show and how Minhaj's rational, hilarious, and neutral take on the Indian political climate, and the dire state of our TV 'journalism'. Without further spoilers, here is the entire episode; check it out.

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As Federer & Djokovic's Era Nears Its End, 2019 Has Seen 19 Champions In First 19 Men's Finals

Success is something everyone strives for. Something for which people pour in all their hard work. And when it comes to finding success in sports, it's on a different level altogether. Always finding ways to improve, players and teams tend to give their best at every stage. Off lately, this immense level of competition has surfaced in the tennis circuit. Every player in the ATP Tour circuit has struggled their way to the top in some or the other tournament. Be it newcomers like Alex De Minaur, Laslo Djere or well-established players such as Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer, everyone has had their share in the record. It's probably for the first time that we are seeing 19 different champions in all the 19 tournaments held on the ATP circuit. It's really inspiring to see true competition and not just one player winning it all. 18 finals, 18 different champions on the #ATP Tour this season. Will Federer be the first to get to two titles or will Thiem be No.19? Via @ATPMediaInfo pic.twitter.com/4qtox7Mckd — TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) March 17, 2019 Last season, we witnessed a similar situation where every tournament on the tour was won by different players, but soon the streak came to an end when the 'GOAT', Roger Federer, won the Rotterdam Open right after grabbing his record 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Unlike the last season, it has been more ruthless for all the players this time around. Starting with Roberto Bautista Agut winning the Doha Open, today, it added Dominic Thiem, the 19th winner to the list, after his epic comeback win over Federer in the Indian Wells Final. Everyone thought this streak would be broken again by the Swiss Maestro but the breathtaking gameplay of the 'Dominator,' stole the show by 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win and registered his name in the history books. © AP Another great thing about this season is that the title holders include a whole lot of young guns who won their first title on the tour. Starting off with Minaur winning in Sydney and Tennys Sandgren bagging the Auckland Open title, the list is followed by Juan Ignacio Londero in Cordoba, Reilly Opelka in New York, Laslo Djere in Rio and lastly, Radu Abolt and Guido Pella in Delray Beach and Sao Paulo respectively. The domination of the young lads on the tour can be taken as a warning for the established ones to pull up their socks as the competition would just get more fierce from here.  With the next tournament being the Miami Open, let's hope we get to witness the rise of a new champion. 

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