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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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In A Heroic Late Comeback, Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia Reclaims Asian Championship Gold

“It ain't over until the fat lady sings,” is probably the weirdest proverb to describe the latest feat achieved by the 25-year-old Indian Wrestler, Bajrang Punia who switched gears in the last few moments of his match against Kazakhstan's Sayatbek Okassov in the finals of Asian Championships in the 65kg category in Xi'an, China. Ever since the world champion Takuto Otoguro decided not to participate for the championships, all eyes were fixed on him, with a nation backing his journey, hoping to see him return to the land with a gold.  His confidence and athleticism during the championships too dictated his form and with the way he was negating his competition on his journey to the final, the gold looked to be quite within his grasp, until he went through a real battle against the Kazakh.  Struggling on the mat against Okassov initially, Punia was trailing his opponent 7-2. His agility and a solid defense were proving to be overwhelming for the Indian warrior but it was also making his exhaust a lot more quickly.  It was only in the final few seconds that the Haryana-fame decided to turn things around in his favour when he launched a quick attack on the Kazakh's legs followed by a three-move combo, collating a total of 10 points in the final minute, winning the gold in the process.  à¤à¤ª सबà¤à¥ पà¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤° à¤à¤° à¤à¤¶à¥à¤°à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¦ सॠà¤à¤² #AsianChampionship2019 मà¥à¤ सà¥à¤µà¤°à¥à¤£ पदठà¤à¥à¤¤ पाया...

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à¤à¤¯ हिà¤à¤¦ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/tSmoEDlQG3 — Bajrang Punia (@BajrangPunia) April 24, 2019 Bajrang's greatest assets leading to this moment were probably his endurance and strength. According to his coach, Shako Bentinidis, while other athletes get tired and become slow as a match progresses, Punia evaluates his opponents and gets better with time.  “The longer a bout goes on, the better are his chances to win it,” Bentinidis has said before the team had left for the tournament. Such a heroic comeback deserved recognition and his Indian fans were more than generous with the appreciations on Twitter:  WHAT AN INCREDIBLE COMEBACK. FROM TRAILING 7-2, @BajrangPunia WIN ð¥IN 65KG AFTER BEATING OKASSOV 12-7!!

ð®ð³'s first gold medal at #WrestleXian pic.twitter.com/dskFwhAkyj — Amit Kamath (@jestalt) April 23, 2019 ð®ð³What an incredible comeback from trailing 2-7 Bajrang Punia won gold by defeating Sayatbek Okasov12-7 Congratulations ððð¿ð¸ð®ð³ð®ð³ð pic.twitter.com/ioFBK2RUNd — Sks (@saroj7006) April 24, 2019 Once trailing 2 -7 with just 2 minutes remaining, turning into 12-7 and winning Gold in #AsianWrestlingChampionships . Thats @BajrangPunia for u. Hats off champion. pic.twitter.com/nOVwwjGMZe — Rajaguru (@rajaguru) April 23, 2019 Congratulations to @BajrangPunia on making India proud by clinching the country's first gold medal at the #AsianWrestlingChampionships 2019 in Xi'an, China.. ðð ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/1qMDB4eLEj — ashish sehgal (@sehgalashish1) April 24, 2019

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Nvidia'S New GTX 1650 GPU Costs Only Rs 12,999 & It Delivers Modern PC Gaming Graphics

It's only been a few weeks since Nvidia launched its GTX 1660 GPU based on the Turing architecture. And now, the company has just launched a new GPU called the GTX 1650, which carries a price tag of Rs 12,999 in India. The new GTX 1650, in case you don't know, is the third 16-series desktop GPU from the company. With a Rs 12,999 price tag, the GTX 1650 is a perfect entry-level GPU for casual or gamers on a budget. © Nvidia As for the specs, the GeForce GTX 1650 comes with 4GB DDR5 VRAM. It features 896 CUDA cores, a boost clock of 1665MHz, and a total memory bandwidth of 128Gbps. The TDP rating on this particular card is just 75Watts, and it won't need a connector from the PSU as it draws the requisite power straight from the PCI slot. Now, let's talk performance. According to Nvidia, the GTX 1650 will offer twice as much performance compared to something like, say, the GTX 950. So, if you are someone who's using an older GPU from two or three years ago, then this would be a good GPU to look into. Apparently, you can also switch from a GTX 1050 and expect a performance boost. © EVGA As mentioned earlier, the GTX 1650 GPU will go on sale immediately from a bunch of online and offline retailers for Rs. 12,999. However, you may have to shell out a bit more cash depending on what OEMs decide to make. In addition to the GTX 1650 desktop GPU, Nvidia also announced the GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 for laptops. You can expect to start seeing the laptops powered by these GPUs in the coming months with a starting price of $800. © Nvidia As for the performance of the 1060 Ti powered laptops, Nvidia says you'll be able to play all modern titles like 'Overwatch', 'PUBG', 'Apex Legends' and 'Fortnite' with frames upwards of 100fps. If you don't mind playing the aforementioned titles at 60fps, then you can also pick up the laptops powered by the GTX 1650. OEMs including Dell, Acer, ASUS Alienware, HP, MSI, etc. will start putting out laptops powered by these GPUs soon. Acer Nitro 5, ASUS ROG Zephyrus G, Dell G5, Gigabyte AERO 15, Lenovo Legion Y7000, etc. are a few of the laptops which you can start seeing in the coming months, according to Nvidia.

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Parineeti Chopra Hops Onto The Thrilling Ride Of Her Career With 'The Girl On The Train' Remake

What started off as a successful (sometimes hit-and-miss) strategy for some directors has now become a go-to mantra for Bollywood, whenever they run out of fresh ideas and concepts- remake another movie. And in the huge ocean of official remakes, another movie has now found its way.  After delivering a great performance in 'Kesari' and stepping into the shoes of ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal for her upcoming biopic, Parineeti Chopra is all set to take up another challenging role of her career, as she will reprise the role of Emily Blunt in the official Bollywood remake of 'The Girl On The Train'.  © ‎DreamWorks Pictures 'Te3n' director, Ribhu Dasgupta will be helming this project, the name of which is yet to be announced. The American psychological mystery thriller was directed by Tate Taylor and was an adaptation of Paula Hawkins' bestselling book of the same name.  Emily Blunt was brilliant as Rachel, an alcoholic divorcee, who gets dragged into a missing person's investigation. In fact, she won several awards and nominations for the film. So, naturally, expectations are really high from Parineeti. Hopping onto this thrilling ride! Excited to be a part of #TheGirlOnTheTrain's official Hindi remake.@ribhudasgupta @RelianceEnt @amblin #DreamWorksPictures #TheGirlOnTheTrain pic.twitter.com/0cNNzbc3IL — Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) April 24, 2019 Earlier, Parineeti said in a press statement, "I want to do roles that audiences haven't seen me in before and ones that require a lot of prep and homework, which is why The Girl On The Train really worked for me. The character is an alcoholic and a victim of abuse, and I haven't explored anything like her onscreen before". Reportedly, the film is entirely based in the UK and is expected to release in 2020.

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5 Absolutely Useless Supplements Your Gym Guru Is Trying To Get In Your System

All of us, at some point, have been swayed by the lure of magical supplements that promise incredible changes to our physique. Whether they were gym owners, gym bodybuilders, local gym gurus or trainers, we've all been duped by them when it comes to supplements. If not, consider yourself lucky! Were these supplements really needed for your progress? Was it worth spending your hard-earned money on coloured alien piss to sip between your workouts? © Getty Images These are the supplements that are pretty much garbage, which your gym guruji may have convinced you to consume: 1. BCAAs: The branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. They are essential, meaning they can't be produced by your body and must be obtained from food. Claims – Prevent Muscle Breakdown, Decrease Muscular fatigue and Soreness. Reality – If you're consuming 1.6 g/kg of Protein from Dietary sources, adding BCAAs to your plan would be equal to burning your money. 2. Glutamine: Glutamine is an Amino Acid too, which is derived from the Protein we eat. Claims – Muscle Building, Increased Growth Hormone & Muscle Recovery. Reality – Required Glutamine can be easily derived from the protein we eat. Most of the extra Glutamine we take via supplements don't even reach the muscles. It can only be helpful in certain situations like – critically ill people, immune system function and gut health. 3. Mass Gainer: Now, this is the supplement which I hate from the bottom of my heart. The reason?  It's useless to the core. You're just paying for the powdered form of carbohydrates and fats which can easily be consumed via delicious food items like bananas, icecreams and pancakes. Now, who on Earth would eat these in powdered form? Claims – Magically increase your muscle mass and weight. Reality – Provides your extra calories in a powdered form which can easily be consumed via normal food. © Getty Images 4. Testosterone Boosters: All of us are aware that Testosterone is the king of all hormones which is required to build muscle. Claims – Magically increase testosterone to unbelievable numbers Reality – Consume foods containing adequate vitamins & minerals, sleep for 8-9 hours and disengage with any kind of harmful addictions. All of this will be more helpful if compared to an ill-dosed testosterone supplement. 5. Dianabol: Dianabol is the legal form of selling oral steroids and my perspective towards people using steroids is neutral. However, taking them without any professional guidance can end up with you possibly losing your life. Claims – Magically increase muscle mass and fast track the process. Reality – Apparently, the claim is right. However, the risk & reward ratio is too high. Could leave you with multiple health risks which may even translate to death. About the Author – Rachit Bir: A strong believer of the no-nonsense approach when it comes to fitness, he has been fortunate enough to learn from the brightest minds in the industry. A 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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Going Crazy With Dieting While Trying To Lose Weight? Here Are 5 Tips To Avoid Being 'Hangry'

Hunger is one of the main reasons people overeat and gain fat. While this is in the context of general eating, hunger pangs are all the more a problem when you are dieting for fat loss. Why is that? When you go on a diet, two of the main hormones related to hunger and satiety go for a toss. The hormone, being leptin, which plays a role in signalling satiety and ghrelin which signals hunger to your brain. © Getty Images When you diet, leptin goes down and ghrelin shoots up. Results? HANGER (hunger+anger)! So, here are five useful tricks that will help you manage hunger while dieting: 1. Drink More Water Studies have shown that drinking water 15 to 30 minutes before a meal reduces your food consumption considerably, especially for sweet or savoury food items which are usually high in calories. At times, we even confuse thirst with hunger. This makes us eat more when we are just thirsty and we increase our calorie intake by doing this. So, drink a glass of water 30 minutes before your meal. 2. Do Not Drink Your Calories Drinking your calories is the easiest way to finish off your daily calorie limit while not feeling full. Liquid calories, as we call them, are your worst enemies on a diet. Why? a. It is easier to drink a lot of them. b. It does not make you full, even one bit. So, if you are drinking normal sodas, juices, sugary teas or energy drinks, cut them out when dieting. 3. Eat More Protein Protein is considered the most satiating macronutrient. In studies comparing diets with different protein intakes, higher protein diets have shown higher dietary compliance and satisfaction compared to the lower protein counterparts. How much protein should you consume during a fat-loss phase? 1.8 to 2.3 grams per kilogram of body weight. 4. Increase Your Fibre Intake Fibre is another thing to consider if you are struggling with hunger pangs during a diet. Fibre is usually a high-volume, low-calorie food. Meaning, fibre-rich foods are low in calories for a relatively huge quantity. And it slows down digestion and delays gastric emptying. So, if you have the feeling of emptiness even after eating food, including some more fibrous carbohydrates by eliminating starchy carbohydrates might just do the trick. 5. Moderate Your Junk Food Consumption © Getty Images Though I am a thorough proponent of flexible dieting, I am also a huge proponent of moderation. Just because your calories play a major role in determining your weight loss or weight gain, does not mean you eat a majority of junk food while losing weight. Yes, it is possible to even eat exclusively junk and lose weight if you keep your calories under check but is it a wise thing to do? Absolutely not! The reason being that these junk food options are high-calorie low-volume food options making you eat very less food and finish off your calorie targets for the day. This hunger will ultimately make you eat more calories defeating the entire process. Majority of the times, keep your foods coming from unprocessed, nutrient-dense, whole foods and occasionally indulge in the foods you love for better adherence and ultimately results. 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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Exclusive: 'Avengers: Endgame' Box Office Prediction Says Film To Hit A Half Century On Day 1

There's no need to bet on the fact that 'Avengers: Endgame' is surely one of the most anticipated films of the year 2019. Just two days are left for the release and the fans can't keep calm.  If you have booked your tickets well in advance, then you're probably bubbling with anticipation over how the movie will turn out. There's a rush among fans to see the movie on the very first day and if you are a hardcore Marvel fan and you have not been able to book the ticket, we can totally understand your pain.  It's common knowledge that the barometer of any film's success rate is the box office opening. The more the movie mints, the more it attracts the audience to watch it on the big screen. Interestingly, 'Avengers: Endgame' will wrap the storylines that have been shown in the last 21 films. It's the ultimate finale and that's why the craze.  Since the box office is one of the biggest parameters of the success rate of a film, we got in touch with Trade and Film Expert, Girish Johar, to know the Day 1 prediction for Endgame.  © Twitter/girishjohar "The craze for 'Avengers: Endgame' is unprecedented. It's not only in India but we can see it globally. In China, the midnight screenings broke the record of 'Fast and Furious' by three times and that's not really a small thing. It has crushed the previous records and the same is expected in India. Advance bookings have gone berserk and fans have gone crazy. I, honestly, expect mayhem at the box office. They have already cloaked in a million tickets in advance which is great. It will shatter the old box office records and new ones will be set with 'Avengers: Endgame'," Girish said.     "The screenings are yet to be locked by today. I envisage around Rs 50 crores plus on Day 1 including all the languages. The screens are being increased by each passing day. The audience is hungry and wants to see it. Even after ticket pricing being high, fans are still thronging so it shows the craze the people have for the franchise," added Girish.  Are you excited to watch 'Avengers: Endgame' this weekend? Tell us in the comments below. 

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PUBG Made Nearly Rs 6,400 Cr In A Year Since Launch & Most Of It Came From Asia

PUBG is, without a doubt, one of the most popular battle royale titles of all time. Well, the game developer PUBG Corp. just proved its worth by reporting $920 million in revenue in its first full year since the 1.0 launch, which roughly translates to nearly Rs 6,400 crores. Not just revenue, PUBG Corp. also saw huge profits of a whopping $310 million (roughly Rs 2,143 cr). That's an insane figure considering the fact that these numbers were achieved in just a year. Seriously, just imagine how many chicken dinners you could buy! © PUBG Corp. PUBG was apparently most popular in Asia, and it looks like over 50-percent of the game's revenue came from that region. North America and Europe were other big contributors to PUBG Corp's revenues. These numbers, in case you are wondering, came via VG247, and the report noted that the PC version of the game earned the developer $790 million (roughly Rs 5,400 cr) in 2019. Surprisingly, the numbers from the console and mobile versions of the game were similar. © PUBG Corp. We're looking at about $60 million and $64 million for console and mobile, respectively. It's, however, worth noting that PUBG Mobile is developed by Tencent Games, and it's likely to be cashing in the most from the mobile port of the game.

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Arjun Rampal & GF Announce Pregnancy Out Of Wedlock But It's People's Support That's Appreciable

Love can bring some of the biggest joys to one's life and Arjun Rampal's recent declaration is proof of that. We have all been aware of the fact that post Arjun's separation from his wife of 20 years, former Miss India Mehr Jesia last year, rumour mills worked overtime broadcasting that there was another lady in the actor's life. View this post on Instagram Shmile A post shared by Gabriella Demetriades (@gabriellademetriades) on Mar 26, 2019 at 4:05am PDT True enough, paparazzi frequently began spotting Arjun with Mumbai-based South African model and actress Gabriella Demetriades, in the later part of 2018. From attending the same parties, to soon going out for private dinners, things escalated quickly after onlookers declared them a happy couple. View this post on Instagram Happy love day A post shared by Gabriella Demetriades (@gabriellademetriades) on Feb 13, 2019 at 11:56pm PST Soon came the cryptic Instagram posts, and finally by the end of 2018 Arjun and Gabriella made it pretty obvious that they were together. Come 2019, and last night both Arjun and Gabriella took to their social media accounts to announce that they are expecting their first child together. View this post on Instagram Blessed to have you and start all over again....thank you baby for this baby ð¶ð½ A post shared by Arjun (@rampal72) on Apr 23, 2019 at 9:38am PDT The happy post expressed love, joy and gratitude for being able to start over a second time. Sharing a photograph of himself with girlfriend Gabriella, wherein she is seen flaunting her baby bump, he captioned the post thus, “Blessed to have you and start all over again. Thank you baby for this baby.” View this post on Instagram Spread the love. Happy Valentines to all. #valentines A post shared by Arjun (@rampal72) on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:01am PST Gabriella too shared the same picture on her personal social media accounts and expressed her gratitude for this blessing. Now, the news may have set a lot of tongues wagging but the outpouring of support and good wishes the couple have received upon declaring their pregnancy out of wedlock, shows that the Indian society has come a long way. View this post on Instagram At a wedding, not mine!!! #saifgothansy congratulations ♥ï¸ outfits by the maestro @rohitbalofficial ty brother felt good. A post shared by Arjun (@rampal72) on Jan 6, 2019 at 11:00am PST It's good to see that people do not wish to bring down two individuals in love under the pretext of upholding ancient societal taboos. The acceptance is proof that we have indeed come a long way. View this post on Instagram Daughters are priceless. Blessed to have my two Jaans. Love you my babies. Happy daughters day. #Daughtersday #prouddaddy A post shared by Arjun (@rampal72) on Sep 23, 2018 at 8:02am PDT Arjun and his former wife Mehr have two teenage daughters together named Maahika and Myra.

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The Best Socks For Men Who Love Comfort As Well As Style

Socks are a strange fashion accessory - the best ones are those which you put on and forget about completely. On the other hand, a bad pair renders you incapable of thinking about anything else - whether they're super itchy, too loose, or harbour a pattern you don't like. Most men view them as a throwaway accessory, but the reality is that investing in a variety of stylish socks means less time wasted fussing and dithering, and more time spent confidently putting together a stylish ensemble. That's why building up a collection of the best socks for men is such a fundamental part of building a stylish wardrobe, which is where we at MensXP can help. Check out our list of the best options out there, and give your sock drawer the overhaul it deserves. These Socks Will Make A Great Addition To Any Man's Sock Drawer 1. Saucony Men's Performance No-Show Socks (6-Pack) © Amazon Even though this is an article about men's socks, going sockless is the hot fashion trend, which is why no-show socks should be a part of your wardrobe. This is why this 6-pack of versatile no-show socks from Saucony is a smart investment, because they're as stylish as they are comfortable. Saucony's RunDry Moisture Management keeps your feet dry and fresh at all times thanks to ultra-wicking fibers and Airmesh venting. Additionally, the cushioned sole and targeted arch compression keeps your arch stable and cushions impact, all the while keeping your socks from slipping off or bunching up. They're a great choice to wear at the gym, on your runs, and even if you're just on the move all day! Fabric Composition: 95% Polyester, 3% Rubber, 2% Spandex MRP: Rs. 3,740 (including delivery charges) Buy It Here  2. Bombas Colorblock Ankle Socks © Nordstrom Ankle socks are vital to any man's sock wardrobe, and the quality of their products makes Bombas an all-time favourite when it comes to the best socks for men. Not only will they add a dash of colour to any casual outfits, they're also a highly practical addition to your wardrobe. Arch-hugging support means a snug yet comfortable fit, while the band around the middle works in tandem with strategically-placed padding to keep the sock in place. They're available in a variety of softly-marled colours, which means that you're sure to find something that catches your eye.   Fabric Composition: 69% Cotton, 27% Polyester, 3% Rubber, 1 % Spandex MRP: Rs. 2,884 (including shipping) Buy It Here 3. Smartwool Men's PhD Run Ultra Light Micro Socks © Amazon A quality pair of running socks is something that no man should ever skimp on, and this pair from Smartwool demonstrates the multiple advantages of making such an investment. Whether you're an experienced runner or a beginner in the field, they can make quite a difference to your performance. Not only can they absorb a third of their weight in moisture, they dry quicker and don't get as smelly as their regular cotton counterparts, which makes them an ideal option in the oppressive Indian heat. Fabric Composition: 48% Merino Wool, 48% Nylon, 4% Elastane MRP: Rs. 2,452 Buy It Here  4. Pantherella Men's Dress Socks © Nordstrom Taking a break from workout gear and performance socks, and looking on the suave and sophisticated side of things, we have these elegant dress socks from Pantherella. An eye-catching blend of comfort and sophistication, they feature hand-linked toes and fine ribbing at the top to ensure that they stay well-fitted at all times. The wide ribbing means that they can do away with the tight elastic band that is found at the top of most socks, ensuring that they stay up without cutting off circulation to your legs. Available in a variety of colours ranging from muted to bright, without going too out-there with their designs, Pantherella offers a range of solid socks for men that will serve you well in any situation, whether it's in the boardroom or at an after-work party. Fabric Composition: 65% Cotton, 35% Nylon MRP: Rs. 5,481 (including shipping) Buy It Here 5. Stance Classic Crew Sliced Socks © Stance The vibrant striped design of these socks has the same visual effect as a bowl of freshly sliced fruit in the summer, which is what they're named after. With a classic crew fit ending seven inches above the ankle, they're made from a soft, silky smooth, anti-microbial fabric as part of the exclusive Butter Blend collection from Stance. Besides the soft fabric, additional cushioning throughout the sock along with arch support and the reinforced heel and toe ensures superior comfort along with greater impact protection. Fabric Composition: 58% Combed Cotton, 38% Nylon, 4% Elastane MRP: Rs. 3,462 (including shipping) Buy It Here 6. Gold Toe Men's Tech Quarter Socks (6-Pack) © Amazon Although the name suggests a purely athletic pair of socks, this offering from Gold Toe is suitable for a varied range of activities. Specially flattened seams offer reinforcement in the toe area, while the rounded heel also contributes to the added support and comfortable fit. Moisture-wicking AquaFX technology keeps your feet dry and cosy. Elastic around the ankles ensures a secure fit, and the extremely affordable price makes these some of the best men's socks for comfort you could lay your hands (or should we say feet?) on. Fabric Composition: 59% Polyester, 26% Cotton, 13% Nylon, 2% Spandex MRP: Rs. 5,230  Buy It Here  7. Richer Poorer Men's Camino Everyday Socks © Nordstrom Richer Poorer offers a range of printed socks for men who are not quite ready to let go of their 'fun' sock phase. They accomplish this by producing subtle and stylish socks that still retain an element of whimsy. Their motto is that there's no reason to sacrifice style for function, which is why their products reflect both. The classic tube sock styling is visually pleasing, while the extra arch support keeps the sock in place while giving it added protection. A non-binding bib welt and the strong low profile seams enhance durability and reduce irritation, which means that they will be part of your wardrobe for a long time to come! Fabric Composition: Cotton, Polyester, Nylon, Spandex MRP: Rs. 4,011 (including shipping) Buy It Here 8. Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Men's Cushion Socks © Amazon As the name suggests, this is a pair of heavy-duty performance socks that even the most enthusiastic hikers and trail runners would be glad to own. Their Coolmax Polyester yarns are engineered to draw moisture away from your skin, while the cushioned foot base ensures that they stay in place all day. The seamless undetectable seam fusion offers a smooth feel, making them extremely comfortable as well. What's even more impressive is the fact that they come with an unconditional guarantee for life, which even makes them the best socks for men who abhor shopping for new clothes and accessories! Fabric Composition: 37% Nylon, 34% Coolmax Polyester, 26% Acrylic, 2% Lycra Spandex, 1% Other fiber MRP: Rs. 4,864 (including delivery charges) Buy It Here  9. Champion Men's No-Show Socks (6-Pack) © Amazon Champion's already excellent reputation for designing and creating quality activewear is only enhanced by these soft and comfortable no-show socks. With built-in moisture management, they will keep your feet cool and dry during the most strenuous of workouts, while also providing additional comfort and flexibility thanks to extra padding. Not only that, they're also resistant to damage, sweat, and odour, making them extremely durable and long-lasting as well. Fabric Composition: 68% Cotton, 26% Polytester, 4% Natural Latex Rubber, 1% Nylon, 1% Other Fibers MRP: Rs. 3,873 (including delivery charges)  Buy It Here  10. James Fiallo Men's Sports Socks (12-pack) © Amazon If you just don't have the time to devote to shopping for different types of socks, but don't want to compromise on style or function, then this 12-pack from James Fiallo is the ideal purchase for you. Available in an assortment of eye-catching colours, styles, and patterns, you'll find something to pair with any outfit, ranging from formal to casual, and everything in between. Fabric Composition: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex MRP: Rs. 4,579 (including delivery charges) Buy It Here  11. Feetures High Performance Ultra Light No Show Athletic Running Socks  © Amazon A common complaint among runners is painful blisters caused by the friction between the socks and their feet, which is something Feetures aims to address. Their specialty socks combine the rugged performance of athletic socks with the smooth feel of dress socks, resulting in supremely soft, supportive variants. Lycra power bands hug your entire foot, eliminating blisters thanks to the snug fit, while the Y-heel construction keeps them from sliding off. iWick fibres keep your feet cool and dry by ensuring breathability even in the most intense conditions. What's more? Every pair comes with a lifetime guarantee, which means you can return any of their products for a refund or replacement if you're not satisfied with your purchase. Fabric Composition: 79% Polyester, 18% Nylon, 3% Spandex MRP: Rs. 3,430 (including delivery charges) Buy It Here  12. Happy Socks Men's Lumberjack Sock © Nordstrom The name says it all - a pair of brightly coloured or patterned socks can do wonders for an otherwise bland and boring outfit, and Happy Socks can be the key to achieving that effect! Their range of quirky and funny socks for men encompasses a wide variety of attractive colours and patterns, including this classic checkered variant. Formal enough to be worn to work and yet fun enough to rock at a party, and yet supremely affordable, they would make a versatile and fashionable upgrade to your wardrobe.  Fabric Composition: 80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polymide and 3% Elastane MRP: Rs. 444 (including delivery charges) Buy It Here

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Xiaomi Has Launched Two New Budget Phones In India & They Look Absolutely Beautiful

Xiaomi has added two new budget phones to its line up called the Redmi 7 and the Redmi Y3. They both are essentially the same devices, except the Redmi Y3 is a selfie-centric phone, and it has a 32MP selfie shooter as opposed to the 8MP shooter on the Redmi 7. Both the Redmi 7 and the Redmi Y3 will go on sale later this month with a starting price of Rs. 7,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectively. Let's take a quick look at what these two phones have to offer - Redmi 7 © Mi Redmi phones in the past like the Redmi 5, Redmi 6, etc. have always been best-sellers for Xiaomi. Now, the company has launched the new Redmi 7, eyeing for the top spot in the same segment. The Redmi 7 has a 6.26-inch HD+ 'Dot Notch' display on the front, covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Apart from the affordable price tag, if there's anything that should attract you this phone, then it's got to be the looks. Xiaomi is calling it the Aura Smoke Design, and it looks absolutely beautiful. The phone comes in three colors i.e. Eclipse Black, Lunar Red, and Comet Blue. As for the specs, the Redmi 7 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 632 chipset and it comes in two variants. You can buy it with either 2GB RAM + 32GB storage or 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. You can expand the storage further up to 512GB via a microSD card. Both variants have IR blaster and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. © Mi The Redmi 7 sports a dual-camera setup at the back with 12MP + 2MP lens. On the front, there's an 8MP selfie shooter with features like AI Beautify 4.0 and AI Portrait mode. The phone also packs a 4,000 mAh battery. Redmi Y3 As mentioned earlier, the Redmi Y3 is more or less identical to the Redmi 7. It's got the same display, are powered by the same processor, and it looks just as beautiful as the Redmi 7. The only difference, as we mentioned earlier, is the selfie camera. Xiaomi Y series of phones have always been about selfies, and this one's no exception. © MensXP/ Akshay Bhalla The Redmi Y3 sports a 32MP AI selfie camera. It's got features like EIS, palm shutter, Auto HDR, AI portrait mode, and more. The rear-camera setup, however, remains the same. It's also worth pointing out that the Redmi Y3 comes with more RAM and storage. The base variant of the Redmi Y3 packs 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. You can also choose to get the variant with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Pricing & Availability The Redmi 7 starts at Rs. 7,999 for the base variant. You can pick up the variant with 3GB + 32GB storage for Rs. 8,999. The Redmi Y3, on the other hand, starts at Rs. 9,999, and you can also choose to spend Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The Redmi 7 will go on sale starting 29th April, whereas the Redmi Y3 will be available starting 30th April on Amazon, mi.com and offline stores.

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Mangaluru Woman's Vacation Turns Into Nightmare As She Loses Her Life In The Sri Lanka Blasts

No one would have imagined that their Easter celebrations would turn into days of mourning, as the Christian community in Sri Lanka set out to ring in the festivities of the Lord's mythical resurrection yesterday. © AP Early morning yesterday, the entire Sri Lankan nation was rocked by eight consecutive bombings in different parts of Colombo. The major targets were churches where Easter services were underway, luxury hotels occupied by tourists, and a housing complex. © AP The death count has reached 290 so far, with over 500 being declared injured. Six Indians were amongst the 290 people who lost their lives in the serial blasts yesterday. They have been identified as P.S. Raseena, Lakshmi, Narayan Chandrashekhar, Ramesh, K G Hanumantharayappa, and M Rangappa. Indian High Commission in Colombo has conveyed that National Hospital has informed them about the death of three Indian nationals. Their names are Lokashini, Narayan Chandrashekhar and Ramesh. We are ascertaining further details. /3 — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 21, 2019 @SushmaSwaraj
We sadly confirm the deaths of the following two individuals in the blasts yesterday:
- K G Hanumantharayappa
-M Rangappa. — India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) April 22, 2019 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been actively monitoring the situation and coordinating with the Indian High Commission in the country for all sorts of assistance the Sri Lankan government might require at this hour of need. I conveyed to the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka that India is ready to provide all humanitarian assistance. In case required, we are ready to despatch our medical teams as well. — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 21, 2019 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind have both condemned the blasts in Sri Lanka, and sent across their condolences to suffering families. Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 21, 2019 India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and government of the country. Such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in civilised society. We stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka #PresidentKovind — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 21, 2019 One of the victims, P.S. Raseena, who was from Mogral Puthur in Kerala was killed just when she was checking out of Shangri-La hotel. According to her relatives, Raseena was in Sri Lanka on a vacation with her husband Khader Kukadi, who works as an engineer working in Dubai. After Kukadi left for Dubai earlier on Sunday, Raseena was to leave the hotel and visit her brother Bahseer, who lives in Colombo. Basheer was supposed to pick Raseena from the hotel, but ended up identifying his sister's body at a city hospital. Our condolences and prayers with all those who are suffering.

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The Epic Battle Saga Begins In The Next GOT Episode & The Preview Prepares Us For The Darkness

The reactions to the first two episodes of the epic final season of 'Game Of Thrones'  have been quite mixed in terms of some predictable moments and some 'OMG'  moments. Now the preview of the next episode in line shows a glimpse of what will be a crazy 1 hour 22 minute ride. After Khaleesi finding out that Jon Snow is actually her nephew, what do you think will be the consequences of this new found information for her? © HBO Now it's that vs the dead queuing up to kill and take whatever is theirs (at least according to the Night King). The preview of the next episode shows a glimpse of the beginning of the war in the North. The battle took insane efforts to be shot in real life and the cast and crew have been very vocal about this emotionally drenching experience. That moment when you hear the fear in Jon Snow's voice when he exclaims that 'the Night King is coming', we wonder if he spots him flying the now-dead dragon and processing the sight. The insanity is driving us crazy, to be honest. 

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'The Last Of Us 2' May Launch Later This Year In September & We Can't Wait Any Longer

We've all been wondering when the next instalment of 'The Last Of Us' will launch ever since it was announced at E3 last year. According to a leak by a European retailer ProGamingShop, it looks like the game is set to launch later this year. The game will be an exclusive game to the PlayStation 4 and possible PlayStation 5, similar to the original game when it was first launched on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. © Sony The release date for the “The Last Of Us Part II” is rumoured to be September 27th, 2019 if this leak is to be believed. It's a Friday and is one the most common days for big AAA titles to release. As of now, Sony does not have any big blockbuster games scheduled for fall 2019 and this leak would make complete sense.  However, a recent report suggested that developer Naughty Dog, had recently wrapped up motion capture work on the game and launch in September seems unlikely. The general assumption is that The Last of Us Part II will launch in 2020. Having said that, the motion capture work could be re-shots or the final phase of production as the game has been in development for a while. When The Last Of Us was released in June 2013, it came out closer to the launch date go the PS4 which resulted in good sale numbers on both platforms. It is possible that Sony will replicate the same formula as the new console is about to launch very soon We've already confirmed a few specifications of the new PlayStation 5 and it seems the launch of the console is very close. It would be possible that Sony would want to replicate the same success for this and next-gen consoles as well.  Source: ProGamingShop

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 Was Leaked Online Hours Before, Thanks To A Mistake By Amazon Prime

'Game Of Thrones' is in the final season as the show comes to a close in about a month. The fantasy show is one of the most pirated TV series on the planet and is also one of the reasons for its major success. The Season premiere of the show was leaked online an hour earlier by DirectTV last week; however, the second episode was leaked well in advance.  © HBO The second episode of GOT Season 8 was leaked by none other than Amazon Prime as it was green-lit to go live on Amazon Prime Germany, 8 hours before the world premiere. The leak was taken down but many got to see the entire episode way before it even came to the airwaves — including us. The episode was later uploaded on many websites and torrent posters with spoilers about the episode starting to leak on social media.  © HBO HBO went to great lengths to keep the final show a secret such as dodging drones during filming, only letting the cast read some chunks of the script and stop offering screeners to press for this season. Screeners are usually leaked online thanks to some rogue journalist who cannot fight the temptation. However, this time around the leak came from Amazon Prime, the streaming giant partnered with HBO for GOT in Germany. We have seen episodes leaked by partners before; however, HBO has also been victim to leaks because of their own mistakes.  © HBO The leaked episode was spotted in the back pages of Reddit and then was shared across all social media platforms. Some die-hard GOT fans waited for the full HD version of the new episode but there were some fans who could not wait. GOT premieres each episode globally at the same time. However, it does get hard to manage so many regions. Leaks are inevitable and we suspect that this will not be the last leak for the final season. 

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Virat Kohli Leads Indian Sports Fraternity To Condemn Terror Acts Of Bombings In Sri Lanka

After the extremely unfortunate terror attack in Pulwama on Valentine's Day this year, the wounds of the loss of our CRPF jawans had not even healed yet and the heart-breaking news of bombings in the neighbouring land of Sri Lanka has left South Asia along with the rest of the world praying for those who lost their lives in the attack and their families who will never get to reunite with their loved ones.  What has been described as the “river of blood”, the attacks in churches across Negombo, Batticaloa and the national capital of Colombo on Easter sunday included a total of eight blasts at the hands of suicide bombers that led to the loss of more than 200 individuals with more than 500 severly injured. Unlike the attack in Jammu & Kashmir's district of Pulwama, which was instantly claimed by the notorious terror group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, yesterday's attacks weren't accepted by any group or organisation. The country, however, has been home to a decade-long civil war and an attack as big as this has to have some negative impact on the already tense environment.  Realising the political scenario of his state, former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara took to social media to request his people to not jump to conclusions and let the process of detecting the speculators of such a horrendous act unveiling with time and complete rationality:  “I am shocked and saddened by these despicable acts of barbarism,” said Sangakkara in an Instagram post. “My heart breaks for the victims and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I would like to extend my love and condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and I wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery. I also wish more strength to the hearts and hands of the first responders and the medical personnel who are attending to the injured and to the security personnel who are trying to bring the situation under control." “While we struggle to comprehend the depths of depravity people can descend to, and while we all grieve in unison, we need to find the strength to stand together as Sri Lankans; shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart. Together we can get through. Divided we have but little hope.  Even though our hearts are overwhelmed with emotion, it is vital that we force our minds to be rational and intelligent. Do not rush to judgement or conclusions. Let's give ourselves time to grieve. Let's give ourselves the space to try and understand the ground reality.  Loved ones have died. Fellow Sri Lankans have died. Guests visiting our country have died."  “Do not buy into the spin or conjecture or the conspiracy theories. This is not a game. Eschew the efforts of those who shamefully try to politicise this tragedy.  Let the authorities investigate. Let the authorities bring these cowardly terrorists to justice."  “For us, our focus should be to love and support those who have been affected. To continue to have compassion and empathy for our neighbours. To keep each other safe. To try and ensure our thoughts, words and deeds enable and empower us to lift each other out of this tragedy. To join together and try our hardest to ensure that no such tragedy can ever occur again.” Love and care for one another know no boundaries and will always prevail wherever a conflict against fear takes place. Keeping that in mind, the sports fraternity of India showed their remorse towards our neighbours, praying for the lives of the victims and their families and extended their wishes towards the nation.  Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 21, 2019 Saddened to hear about the terror attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka.  Strongly condemn these acts of terror. Hatred and violence will never overpower love, kindness and compassion. ðð» #SriLanka — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 21, 2019 Deeply saddened by the terrible attacks in #SriLanka .My sincere prayers with the people of Sri Lanka in this very difficult time. — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 21, 2019 Thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by the blasts in #SriLanka. We stand as one with our neighbours in this hour of trouble ðð» pic.twitter.com/lqTp8Xo9NY — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 21, 2019 Shocked to hear about the terror attacks in #SriLanka. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected! Stay strong! ð — KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 21, 2019 Deeply saddened to hear the news from Sri Lanka on Easter! Thoughts and prayers with the victims and their families. May they be given more strength! ð — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 21, 2019

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Robert Downey Jr Gifting Chris Evans A Rs 2 Crore 'Captain America' Car Defines BFF Goals

Who is a BFF? The one who's grown up taking all our crap, negating all the bad stuff around us, making life awesome and keeping secrets like no one else could, right? Yes, but in the adult and the rich world of Hollywood, BFF goals are all of these and besides staying through each other's thick and thin, our favourite Hollywood stars also shower their best friends with some insane gifts. For instance, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are not just 'Avengers'  colleagues but very thick bros in real life as well. View this post on Instagram Robert Downey Jr & Chris Evans ( my edit ) #stony #rdj #robertdowneyjr #stevetony #downevans #chrisevans #vine #stonyvine #stevextony #tonystark #tonyxsteve #chrisevansxrobertdowneyjr #chrisxrobert #robertxchris #marvel #marvelunivers #marvelvine #ship #downeyjrxevans #evansxdowneyjr #rdjxce #superhusbands #steverogers #steverogersxtonystark #stonyedit #stonyamv #marvelamv A post shared by Haikyuu and more (@hq8more) on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:32am PDT So the Iron Man, who is pretty much indulgent in real life as his Tony Stark avatar is, gifted his brother Chris Evans a customised,  ' Captain America'  themed car. The car is a vintage 1976 Chevrolet Camaro and costs over $275k which is roughly around 2 crores in INR if you convert it! View this post on Instagram Downey designed, Speedkore built and Evans driven. Get the story of Chris Evan's car on YouTube before you see it on CNBC this Thursday! Huge thanks to @robertdowneyjr @speedkore01 and Chris Evans! #ChrisEvans #RestoMod #JayLenosGarage A post shared by Jay Leno's Garage (@jaylenosgarage) on Aug 27, 2018 at 10:26am PDT Chris Evans gave a peek of this beauty when he was on ' Jay Leno's Garage'.  Pretty slick huh? Well, such perks come easy when your BFF is none other than Tony Stark himself. Get ready to witness the madness of the 'Avengers'  journey next weekend, because the wait is just getting crazier. 

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From PM Modi To President Kovind, People Condemn The 8 Blasts That Killed Over 160 In Sri Lanka

We certainly live in scary times and the fear doesn't let us hope for a time when everything will finally be at peace. The recent bomb blasts in Sri Lanka are a prime example of what I am talking about and it reeks of ineffable and unthinkable hate and radicalism. (c)Reuters On Easter Sunday, 8 violent bomb blasts at 3 churches and 3 luxury hotels killed and injured numerous people in the capital, Colombo. The death toll is still rising, currently at 160, while over 400 people have been injured. This attack has broken the lull after the civil war ended in 2009, in Sri Lanka. The three hotels that were bombed were Shangri-La Colombo, Kingsbury Hotel Colombo and the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. More than 50 were killed in the St. Sebastian Gothic-style Catholic Church in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, and 25 or more people were also killed in an attack in an evangelical church in Batticaloa in Eastern Province. 24 killed
200 injured
in multiple blasts in churches and hotels in #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/2dcsDTkOE8 — Faizan ÙÛضا٠फà¥à¤à¤¾à¤¨ (@faizan_ul_haq) 21 April 2019 No immediate claims have been made or speculated yet regarding who led the attack. In a country which was at war internally, for two decades with Tamil separatists, till 2009 has seen a lot of bomb blasts in the past, and to be reminded of the same horror once again is nothing short of earth shattering and traumatic. (c)Reuters “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong,” he said in a Tweet. “Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.”  the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe released a statement earlier today. Indian politicians along with our President and Prime Minister also shared their thoughts on the attack on Twitter. Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 21 April 2019 People in Sri Lanka have come out in solidarity to help the victims in any way they can. Currently there are massive queues at the blood donation camp there and it's nothing short of overwhelming. Time to unite #SriLanka. Blood requested at the Colombo National Hospital and Batticaloa Hospital where several injured are being treated following the multiple blasts which shook #lka today. — Jamila (@Jamz5251) 21 April 2019 A resident by the name of Usman Ali told an international publication that everyone's intention is to help the victims right now. Overwhelming response at National Blood Centre. It's so overcrowded they cannot control the crowd. Currently they are sending back people who have come after taking down name, contact and blood group. Don't rush there now go leisurely as the crowd subsides #LKA pic.twitter.com/EAvYyr73kH — Usman Ali ð±ð° (@usmanali_la) 21 April 2019 Five #explosions reported in #SriLanka. Two explosions in St. Anthony's #Church in Kochchikade and #Negombo Katuwapitiya Church. Another explosion in Kingsbury Hotel and 3rd floor Shangri-La in Colombo. Another explosion reported in #Batticaloa. #lka @ShangriLaHotels pic.twitter.com/7jyOzlv8DH — Ashwin Hemmathagama (@AHemmathagama) 21 April 2019 Sushma Swaraj, the external affairs minister said India is keeping a close watch on the situation in Sri Lanka. Colombo - I am in constant touch with Indian High Commissioner in Colombo. We are keeping a close watch on the situation. @IndiainSL — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) 21 April 2019 Extremely sad news from Sri Lanka on Easter. Enemies of humanity cannot be allowed to succeed in any part of the world and acts of terror should be condemned in strongest terms — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 21 April 2019 India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and government of the country. Such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in civilised society. We stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka #PresidentKovind — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 21 April 2019 Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday  resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured. My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief. — Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) 21 April 2019 Saddened and shocked at the disturbing news coming in from Sri Lanka. All forms of violence are unacceptable. Easter is a Festival of Peace. My thoughts and prayers with the grieving families — Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 21 April 2019 Easter Sunday bomb blasts in churches & hotels, killing many innocent people seems to be a well coordinated attempt to create murder,mayhem & anarchy.All those who cherish democracy,freedom & economic prosperity must unite now with nerves of steel to defeat this heinous attempt. — Mangala Samaraweera (@MangalaLK) 21 April 2019 The Indian High Commission Tweeted helpline numbers, in case a friend or a family member is in Colombo currently. Explosions have been reported in Colombo and Batticaloa today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may call the following numbers : +94777903082 +94112422788 +94112422789 — India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) 21 April 2019 In addition to the numbers given below, Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may also call the following numbers +94777902082 +94772234176 — India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) 21 April 2019 The live feed of @NewsfirstSL now reporting that 24 confirmed dead from the attacks this morning at the General Hospital. #lka #srilanka — Sanjana Hattotuwa (@sanjanah) 21 April 2019 We just wish and pray for the welfare of the people who went through such an atrocious time, seeping this trauma in every living second. It's hard to imagine what they'd be going through right now. All we hope for is the terrorist group behind this attack is caught and dealt with adequately and the country experiences peace in all its glory, soon.

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13YO Indian Kid Who Once Danced With Salman Khan Rocks 'Britain's Got Talent' With His Desi Swag

At an age when most of us were struggling with homework and what games to play, he was busy dancing with bigwigs like Salman Khan (who also happens to be his idol). From 'Dance Bangla Dance', 'Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa', 'India's Got Talent' to even 'Comedy Nights With Kapil', there's not a single reality show, which this talented kid has not been a part of. Twitter We're talking about Akshat Singh from Mumbai, who impressed everyone with his goofy antics and awesome dance performances. Fast forward to the present time and now at all of 13, Akshat has made the entire nation proud by representing India at 'Britain's Got Talent'.  YouTube Hailing from Mumbai, Akshat not only stood confidently in front of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Williams, but also compelled them to give him a standing ovation.  Akshat's desi swag and crazy moves on a song from Hrithik Roshan's 'Agneepath' moved people so much that even Ant and Dec couldn't stop themselves from using their Golden Buzzer. This means Akshat has already secured a place in the live shows.  YouTube "I have two mottos in life: to make people happy and to show that nothing is impossible," Akshat told the judges before he blew everyone's minds away with his Bollywood dance moves.  YouTube The judges were already impressed, but when it was the time to vote, Ant and Dec came to the stage, walked up to the judges and used their Golden Buzzer for 2019. Akshat was left in tears, as Ant and Dec walked up to him and the stage got filled with golden confetti. We are very proud of you, Akshat. 

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CRPF Jawan Puts Humanity Above All & Donates Blood To Save A Mother & Her Child In Kashmir

On days when the nation's bravehearts are not risking their lives to protect us, they are still saving lives with their selfless acts and heartwarming gestures. Constable Gohil Shailesh from the 53 Battalion of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) is one such braveheart who has now become the nation's hero too, after a photo of him donating blood to a young woman was posted on social media.  Pexels (For Representation) Constable Shailesh not only saved the woman's life, but also saved the life of her newborn child. According to the post, the 25-year-old pregnant woman from Kashmir developed some severe complications (and blood loss) during her delivery and was in an urgent need of blood. Reportedly, the woman's family contacted CRPF 'Madadgaar', a helpline that addresses the medical emergencies of people living in Kashmir.  The relation of blood.

Constable Gohil Shailesh of #53Bn donated blood to 25 yr old lady of #Kashmir who urgently needed blood due to complications during delivery.

His blood saved a mother, a child, a family and created a bond for life. pic.twitter.com/kUM92pJQAy — ð®ð³CRPFð®ð³ (@crpfindia) April 19, 2019 Constable Shailesh volunteered to donate blood to help the mother and it's because of him that both mother and her child were in a stable condition. CRPF wrote in the caption, "His blood saved a mother, a child, a family and created a bond for life." People on Twitter too were in awe of this jawan and couldn't stop praising him for his selfless gesture. Actor Anupam Kher too took to Twitter to applaud the CRPF jawan. Jai Ho.ððð https://t.co/x7riHlLST8 — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 19, 2019 What an exemplary and exceptional human act. Many appreciations for the life saver. https://t.co/GWPATteZHs — Raghavendra Sh (@65b0479e700749b) April 20, 2019 A place & community without religion & politics! Just to serve nation & humanity. Citizens should learn from this. #DarlingofHumanity https://t.co/A44PX73Y0M — SUMTI JAIN (@sumtijain26) April 19, 2019 Thank you CRPF. Jai Hind ð®ð³ — Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) April 20, 2019 Wow nice gesture salute to u people — Anant the great (@AnantKN) April 19, 2019 We are proud of our soldiers and their sacrifice for Humanity.They feel proud to DONATE  each and every drop of their bodys blood for the service of the Nation and for UNIVERSAL PEACE. Their thoughts are beyond IMAGINATION. Jai hind. https://t.co/4w21yxjjZk — Rajendra Kumar Rai (@Rajendr61990322) April 19, 2019 Nice gesture sir for the efforts. Long live humanity and a warm welcome to the kid.. ðð®ð³ð — à®à®¨à¯à®¤à¯ தமிழன௠#à®à®¾à®µà®²à®©à¯ (@KumaranShan1) April 20, 2019 Salute to gohil Shailesh.
You're real superhero.
Jai Hind https://t.co/p9CbL3R9Zw — Adarsh Chauhan (@IamAdarshh) April 19, 2019 Thank you very much @CRPFmadadgaar you're doing a commendable job. Thank you @Co53Bn for the help. ð — Tripathi Padmakant (@Padmakant_) April 19, 2019

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Shikhar Dhawan Trolls R Ashwin For Trying To 'Mankad' Him For The Second Time In One Match

It seems as if the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Ravichandran Ashwin is on his own quest to make the idea of 'mankading' an officially accepted phenomenon in the world of cricket. Well, the consistency and dedication with which he often tries to cheekily dismiss the batsman on the non-striker's end, most definitely hints at that.  It is because of Ashwin's repeated attempts to do so and back his actions out in public every single time by saying that 'mankading' isn't against the rules of international cricket that he has created a sense of horror in the hearts of the runners who used to try and get a small advantage by stepping out of the crease while the bowler was mid-way into his bowling action.  Having said that, one has got to agree that constantly keeping a check on something like this and that too on the non-striker's end, has to adversely affect the batsmen's concentration and in turn lead to bad performance with the bat.  It is safe to say that one of these days, a player would kick back to Ashwin's actions and let him know how the rest of the batsmen actually feel.  The day was finally here when in an Indian Premier League match between KXIP and Shreyas Iyer's Delhi Capitals were going head to head in the famed Feroz Shah Kotla stadium of the national capital.  It was in the 13th over of Kings XI's bowling when the captain decided to go back to his tricks to dismiss the Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan when the batsman was completely out of the crease but his bat wasn't.  In the middle of his bowling action, Ashwin stopped, taking a glimpse where Dhawan was standing and turned around to knock the bails off the stumps. However, after realising that Gabbar's bat was inside the crease, he decided to continue to walk away to bowl the delivery. Dhawan, as we know him, did not want to let this opportunity escape to show some dance moves to his home crowd and mock the Chennai-born athlete with whom he once shared the Indian dressing room.  WATCH: Shikhar's dance moves on the crease

ð½ï¸ð½ï¸https://t.co/KtJkaIpubw — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019 This was also for the second time in two overs that Ashwin had stopped halfway through his bowling routine to keep a check on the rival batter on the bowler's end and even the commentators acknowledged the fact.  Overjoyed by watching Dhawan bringing social justice to Ashwin in the form of a comfortable stretch followed by what was a “twist from the '60s” according to the announcers, cricket fans expressed their amuse on social media:    Did Ashwin really try to runout the non striker again? 𤠗 Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) April 20, 2019 Nice one from Gabbar 𤣠trolling Ashwin — DivyaSree Padupalli (@DP_DivyaSree) April 20, 2019 Mastermind, King and Gabber
**The presence of mind**
This is the reason they are in wc squad. @msdhoni @imVkohli @SDhawan25 — Pavithra (@Pavithr89452187) April 20, 2019 .@SDhawan25 you beauty! That dance on the non-striker end was funny!#DCvKXIP #IPL2019 — Garg Ankit (@graciousgarg) April 20, 2019 That @SDhawan25 jig at the non-striker's crease was better than all his wicket celebration jigs combined 𤣠#DCvKXIP — na:Deem (@absolutLALA) April 20, 2019 It's fun to watch @SDhawan25 teasing Ashwin... #GABBAR #DCvKXIP #IPL2019 — Multazim Khan (@iam_Multazim) April 20, 2019

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