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  1. The majority of the times Michael Vaughan gets involved in a disagreement with a cricketer, fellow cricket analyst, or even a fan, things become uglier than they should have been and more often than not, it is the former England captain who’s the one to make the deep cut. Recently, Vaughan spoke about how he feels New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson would have been a greater cricketer than Virat Kohli, provided he was an Indian cricketer, which, as expected, took the cricketing world by storm. "If Kane Williamson was Indian, he'd be the greatest player in the world, but he's not because you're not allowed to say that Virat Kohli is not the greatest, because you'd get an absolute pelting on social media,” Vaughan had told Spark Sport last week. "I think Kane Williamson is up there with the great players across the three formats and he certainly matches Virat Kohli… It's just he doesn't have the 100 million followers on Instagram and doesn't earn the $30-40 million or whatever Virat gets every year for his commercial endorsements,” he added. While many were busy calling him out for his not so humble opinion, former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt also took his shot at him and called his take on the whole matter “irrelevant”. "Kohli belongs to a country which has a huge population. Obviously, he would have a bigger fanbase. On top of that, his performance is better too. Virat has 70 international tons at the moment, no other batsman from this era has that many. "And who has compared the two? Michael Vaughan. He was a brilliant captain for England, but the beauty at which he used to bat, his output wasn't on par. He was a good Test batsman but Vaughan never scored a single century in ODIs. Now, as an opener, if you haven't scored a century, it's not worth discussion. It’s just that he has a knack for saying things that stir up a debate. Besides, people have a lot of time to stretch a topic ... What Vaughan has said is irrelevant," Butt said. Unfortunately, this was not the end of the debate… far from it. Vaughan decided to draw the big guns and dug up Butt’s past, an infamous incident of match-fixing charges back in 2010 for which he was banned from playing international cricket for Pakistan for five years. No idea what the headline is ... but I seen what Salman has said about me ... that’s fine and he is allowed his opinion but I wished he had such a clear thought of mind back in 2010 when he was Match fixing !!! — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 16, 2021 “No idea what the headline is ... but I seen what Salman has said about me ... that’s fine and he is allowed his opinion but I wished he had such a clear thought of mind back in 2010 when he was Match fixing !!!” Vaughan said in a tweet on Sunday. However, Vaughan critics remember the kind of sympathy Vaughan had shown towards Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft when they were caught in the infamous ‘Sandpaper gate’ during Australia’s tour of South Africa. “Steve Smith I think is a good guy who made a huge mistake ... He needed punishing but I think this is too harsh ... Bancroft who I don't know was led astray but deserved punishing but again too harshly IMO ... The other guy I really don't care about ..," Vaughan had said back in 2016 when Smith, Bancord and David Warner were found guilty of ball-tampering and were suspended from the Australian side for almost a year. This pity towards the Australians were called out after Vaughan’s ruthless comment on Butt’s past: Why are English greats so forgiving of Warner, Smith & co, but not of Salman Butt? And what does it have to do with Salman's comment on @MichaelVaughan? — Yeshwanth Kini (@YeshwanthKini) May 16, 2021he's just obsessed with salman cmnt coz it really fired the a** of Michael vaughan that's y he started personal criticism rather and remembering how his team behaved eg. ben stokes drunk and fighting on street...ben stokes and jos butler molesting girl in public with dildo! shame — Sunny More (@ARTHURSCR7) May 16, 2021JUST IN: @MichaelVaughan has lost all of his moral values. — अnadi (@tiwari_ji_) May 16, 2021Mr. Vaughan - if you can't handle little banter on twitter than you need to stay away from starting some banter. You said something and salman butt said something, no need to bring in Fixing fiasco in between. You belong to gentleman game behave like one.. — Pratik Tantia (@PratikTantia) May 16, 2021 View the full article
  2. Not too long ago, former England captain and one of the most controversial cricket analysts in modern cricket, Michael Vaughan said that New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson would have been a greater player than Virat Kohli if he too was an Indian. "If Kane Williamson was Indian, he'd be the greatest player in the world, but he's not because you're not allowed to say that Virat Kohli is not the greatest, because you'd get an absolute pelting on social media,” Vaughan had told Spark Sport last week. "I think Kane Williamson is up there with the great players across the three formats and he certainly matches Virat Kohli… It's just he doesn't have the 100 million followers on Instagram and doesn't earn the $30-40 million or whatever Virat gets every year for his commercial endorsements,” he added. Obviously, such comments cannot go unnoticed and fans and cricket experts from all corners of the world have their respective opinions to put forward in this matter. Former Pakistan cricketer-turned-YouTuber, Salman Butt also tried his hand at having a say in this whole matter. However, he did so by sidelining Vaughan’s credibility as an analyst and calling his thoughts “irrelevant”. "Kohli belongs to a country which has a huge population. Obviously, he would have a bigger fanbase. On top of that, his performance is better too. Virat has 70 international tons at the moment, no other batsman from this era has that many. "And who has compared the two? Michael Vaughan. He was a brilliant captain for England, but the beauty at which he used to bat, his output wasn't on par. He was a good Test batsman but Vaughan never scored a single century in ODIs. Now, as an opener, if you haven't scored a century, it's not worth discussion. It’s just that he has a knack for saying things that stir up a debate. Besides, people have a lot of time to stretch a topic ... What Vaughan has said is irrelevant," Butt said. View this post on Instagram If you know anything about Vaughan, you know that he is never the one to hold back from such confrontations, especially when he’s going against someone with baggage as massive as Salman Butt. The former Pakistan captain was one of the three accused in the spot-fixing scandal at Lord's in 2010. He was later banned for five years from playing for the Pakistan side and later failed to make his return to the international roster. It didn’t take long for Vaughan to bring out the dagger. In a tweet on Sunday evening, Vaughan wrote: No idea what the headline is ... but I seen what Salman has said about me ... that’s fine and he is allowed his opinion but I wished he had such a clear thought of mind back in 2010 when he was Match fixing !!! — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 16, 2021 “No idea what the headline is ... but I seen what Salman has said about me ... that’s fine and he is allowed his opinion but I wished he had such a clear thought of mind back in 2010 when he was Match fixing !!!” Since this comment, most of the fans of Kohli and Williamson have forgotten the original debate and have simply joined forces to express their shock over Vaughan’s zinger. Seeesh! — Simant Shrestha (@simantstha) May 16, 2021Man woke up today & chose violence. — Trash (@_DesiPinkman) May 16, 2021@ Salman Butt — Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) May 16, 2021Very right Michael. He made a bad name for Pakistan & involved upcoming modern day greats like Amir & Asif with him. And he did that shit being a Captain of the national team. Can't get more worst than what he did back in 2010. — Muhammad Zaeem Ahsan (@ZA7Leo) May 16, 2021@MichaelVaughan @im_SalmanButt Knock out punch by mr. Vaughan. @mohsinaliisb — Sanjay (@sanjaymanju114) May 16, 2021 View the full article
  3. The past couple of years have brought along a revolution within the players of the Indian cricket team and their candidness towards struggling with mental health issues. On Sunday, India’s legendary Sachin Tendulkar opened up about his mental health struggles and how he suffered from severe anxiety for over a decade while playing as an international cricketer and representing his nation at some of the biggest stages. View this post on Instagram “Over period of time I realised that besides preparing physically for a game, you have to prepare yourself mentally also. In my mind, the match started long before I entered the ground. The anxiety levels were very high,” Tendulkar said in an interaction organised by Unacademy. “I felt the anxiety for 10-12 years, had many sleepless nights before a game. Later on, I started accepting that it was part of my preparation. Then I made peace with times I was not able to sleep in the night. I would start doing something to keep my mind comfortable.” That “something” included shadow batting, watching TV and playing video games in the wee hours of the day. Even making his morning cup of tea helped him prepare for the game. View this post on Instagram Sachin also spoke about how making cups of tea, and ironing clothes also helped him get over the feeling of uncertainty and get ready for the match. "I would pack my bag the day before the game, my brother taught me all of it and it became a habit. I followed the same drill even in the last match I played for India,” said the 48-year-old, who retired after playing his 200th Test match in 2013. View this post on Instagram “When there is an injury, physios and doctors examine you and diagnose what is wrong with you. The same is the case with mental health. It is normal for anyone to go through ups and downs and when you hit those lows you need people around. “Acceptability is the key here. Not just for the player, for people around him also. Once you have accepted you start looking for solutions,” he added. View the full article
  4. Thanks to the internet and social media, the practice of oil pulling has become quite popular. However, with anything that is popularized by the Internet, there can be doubts and misconceptions surrounding this practice too. If you are someone who hasn't tried oil pulling but are interested in finding out its benefits and how to do it, we have got you covered. What is Oil Pulling?Oil pulling is an old Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil in the mouth for a short period of time to improve oral hygiene and reap other health benefits simultaneously. © Pexels This traditional medicinal process is said to pull out toxins present in your body. Oil pulling is basically a mouthwash rinse but with oil in which you take one tablespoon of good cold-pressed oil (can be any oil including coconut, sesame, mustard, but the most preferable is cold-pressed coconut oil due to its highly absorbable properties and agreeable taste) and then you swish the oil inside your mouth for about good 15–20 minutes and throw it out. And yes you read that correct, around 15–20 minutes, as Ayurveda mentions it to be the appropriate time for the process to take place. You can start slowly for about 5 minutes, then go to 10 and progressively increase the time. Benefits of Oil Pulling1. Oil Pulling helps kill harmful bacteria in your mouth. Various studies have confirmed that oil pulling helps eliminate bad bacteria which can contribute to problems like tooth decay, bad breath, and gum diseases. 2. It also helps eliminate bad breath as there are hundreds of different types of bacteria in your mouth. While many of them are friendly, some are not. 3. Great for your oral health as it is good for gums, tongue, and teeth. 4. Good for overall detoxification of the body, as it helps bind all the toxins and then eliminate them from your body which results in optimal body functioning. The other important thing that you should take care of is the type of oil that you use for oil pulling, As mentioned, the most suitable oil to use for oil pulling is good cold-pressed/virgin coconut oil as some people might face issues with mustard or sesame oil being a bit too potent, which may cause some burn and irritation. __ECOMPRODUCT__556__ Some things to take care of1. Make sure you perform oil pulling first thing in the morning on an empty stomach before brushing your teeth. 2. Don't spit out the oil in your wash basin as it can clog your sewerage pipelines, try throwing it in a newspaper/paper towel or in any dustbin. 3. Also, make sure that you don't swallow the oil, as it is full of toxins and all the bad stuff that you want to remove from your body. Is your effort worth it? © Pexels Various studies have confirmed the benefits of this old medicinal practice towards improving one's overall health and oral hygiene. Integrating this little practice for good health and giving oil pulling a try is not a bad idea, as science says that oral health and general health are interrelated. View the full article
  5. There's rarely a day when Twitter ceases to amaze us. Quite often you come across posts to memes to unique perspectives on current scenarios that are outright hilarious. And today, we have news from a college in Andhra Pradesh. A science department that mistook Heisenberg of uncertainty principle for Heisenberg of Breaking Bad. (2019, AP) — Rahul M (@twrahul) May 12, 2021 An image captured by Rahul M shows how the science department of the college mistook Bryan Cranston as the real Werner Heisenberg. In the image you can see legendary contributors in the field of science including Max Planck, S. Cannizaro, Friedrich Wohler along with an image of Bryan Cranston. Clearly, someone mistook Cranston for the real Heisenberg and it's just cracking us up. The American actor had popularised his alias of Heisenberg through his renowned TV series Breaking Bad. In the show, Cranston plays a Chemistry teacher who spirals out to becoming one of the baddest villains we have ever seen on TV shows. Once Cranston's character turns to the world of crime and drugs, he operates under the alias Heisenberg. For reference, here's a picture of the real Werner Heisenberg who is known for his famous Uncertainty Principle. © Getty Images We don't blame the staff for framing Cranston's image and putting it up there with the legends though. If you google images for 'Heisenberg' the search engine returns various results, most of which are images of Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad. It's a bit surprising that Google shows these results when you are actually looking for images of the German theoretical Physicist. But then again, Google isn't perfect when it comes to judging the intent of the search. Nonetheless, the honest mistake is making people crack up at the irony of the situation. Here's what they had to say about it: #BreakingBad Simply hilarious. Sombody simply googled Heisenburg and used the first picture they got . — Antariksh (@anilvittal) May 14, 2021When you search for Heisenberg's pic while being high on crystal — Jaysriram Roy (@JaysriramR) May 13, 2021 — Nemo (@NonsensicalNemo) May 14, 2021le real Heisenberg: — @PUNchayat (@PUNchayatiiii) May 13, 2021I hope kids are not taking online chemistry classes from him, they might end up cooking — Abhi (@abhishekbharti9) May 13, 2021Nothing wrong even he deserves to be up there — puppet (@SQLExplore) May 14, 2021Students in class.. — Dr.Gaurav Wadgaonkar (@DrGauravW) May 13, 2021They should be understand "Yeh physics wala h kya" — Tejas (@iTheTejas) May 13, 2021Must be subscribing to the Daily Guardian. Or a very clever easter egg. — Nitin (@NitinVgeorge) May 13, 2021So, um. — Dahi Bhalla | 🇵🇸 (@waltentiern) May 13, 2021 View the full article
  6. Late actor Irrfan Khan's son Babil Khan has time and again taken to social media, to pen emotional notes or throwback pictures of the actor. Recently, Irrfan Khan was honoured with an award for his hard work and contribution to Indian Cinema. Babil, who took the award home, mentioned that future generations will continue to learn from his father. © Instagram/Babil Khan © Instagram/Babil Khan Very recently though, Babil posted a picture of his mother, Sutapa Sikdar and wrote that nobody cares for him except his mom. Babil's Instagram feed is teemed with many such posts, but this one is quite heartwarming. He mentioned in the caption that he is apologetic for being temperamental towards his mother and further wrote that he promises to take care of her. View this post on Instagram © Instagram/Babil Khan He wrote in the caption, “The one and only. My only one. I’m so temperamental, I regret. She’s there for me, you know? The only one. No one gives a f**k about me, truly, except my mumma. I love you so much, I’m sorry for the pain. In the closing chapters of our book; selfishly, I want to be the one to take care of you.” © Instagram/Babil Khan © Instagram/Babil Khan Irrfan passed away last year, after battling with cancer for almost two years. In fact on his death anniversary, Babil took to Instagram feed and shared a picture of Irrfan building a table. Both Babil and Sutapa have often shared memories of the late actor. © Instagram/Babil Khan © Instagram/Babil Khan On the work front, Babil is about to venture into Bollywood with his debut movie, Qala. He will be seen opposite Tripti Dimri, and the movie is produced under Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Filmz and directed by Anvitaa Dutt. The movie is all set to release on the OTT platform, Netflix. View the full article
  7. Arjan Singh Bhullar has become the first Indian-origin Mixed Martial Arts World Champion by defeating Brandon Vera to become the world heavyweight champion at One Championship, Singapore. Arjan Bhullar 🇮🇳 becomes the FIRST Indian Mixed Martial Arts World Champion, stopping Brandon Vera with second-round strikes! @TheOneASB #ONEDangal #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship — ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) May 15, 2021 Bhullar ended Vera's five-year championship-winning streak by completely dominating in the second round of the fight. "It's the first time in my entire career that I felt gassed in the first round. I'm in shape, we've been training, we've been working with the best people in the world. This is new for me," Vera said in the post match interview. Bhullar's approach was rather cautious in the first round, but eventually he managed to take Vera down towards the end of the opening frame. In the second round, Bhullar was far more aggressive and left Vera gasping for air with a body shot. It was beginning to look like game over for Vera the moment Bhullar closed him into a body lock, eventually pounding him out for a technical knockout victory. Following his victory, Arjan Singh Bhullar took to Instagram to celebrate the occasion and let his fans know what it meant for him. He wrote, "I am humbled by the outpouring of love and support from across the (globe) As my inner circle knows this camp we were tested more than in any other, yet the faith and belief held firm. Life has taught me time and again that when something is meant to be nobody and nothing can stop it from happening. I love you all. God has been great. I will carry this belt with pride. I will represent the company @onechampionship proudly. I will represent the🇮🇳community respectfully. I will represent my family honorably. Big things coming." View this post on Instagram Prior to this feat, Bhullar had also won the Commonwealth games gold medal in New Delhi in 2010 and in London in 2012. He was also the first Indian-origin freestlye wrestler to represent Canada at the Olympics. He was also the first Indian-origin fighter to win a UFC fight. Here's how people reacted to his victory on social media: But no news channel will cover this or even on their youtube channel because it is not trp material — Nihal Santosh 🇮🇳 (@Nihaalsantosh25) May 15, 2021We want to see him in UFC. @danawhite keep your eyes at him. — FARAZ KHAN (@roman78618) May 16, 2021I love how he embrases his roots#gadha — Vish (@vishh_is_here) May 15, 2021Wow what a proud moment for every Indian..Salute — Farookh Mohammad (@Farookh21Md) May 15, 2021Proud moment for India — Sanju Sharma (@SanjuSharma777) May 15, 2021Congratulations — ashim debbarma (@ashimdebbarma6) May 16, 2021Congratulations 🥳 — Dr Jai Bhagwan Singh Hooda 🇮🇳 (@DrJaiBhagwanSi1) May 15, 2021 View the full article
  8. Salman Khan's latest film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai released on ZEE5 on May 13. Ever since the film's been setting records - some remarkable and some forgettable. On Friday, Salman Khan took to Instagram to thank his fans as the film had garnered 4.2 million views on its first day of release itself. However, Salman had to take to his social media yesterday again, but not for a celebratory reason. He wrote, "We offered you to watch our film Radhe at a reasonable price of INR 249 Per View. In spite of that, pirated sites are streaming Radhe illegally which is a serious crime. Cyber Cell is taking action against all these illegal pirated sites. Please don’t participate in piracy or the Cyber Cell will take action against you as well. Please understand you will get into a lot of trouble with the Cyber cell.” — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 15, 2021 The post quickly went viral on social media platforms and people were quick to troll Salman. Here's how they reacted Sorry bhai I watched your movie through pirate websites but trust me it wasn't me who downloaded it. It was my driver. Who can understand it better than you bhai? Please don't send cyber cell after me. — THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) May 15, 2021Look who is talking about crime 🤣🤣🤣 — desi mojito (@desimojito) May 15, 2021Link? — Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) May 15, 2021Jaisi Movie banayi hai usse dekhne ke baad to ulta aapko 249 dena banta hai public ko.. — Keval 🇮🇳 (@kev_thakkar) May 16, 2021Bhai log pirated site se bhi nahi dekhna chahate, rs 249 bohot zyada hogaya 1 month ka mobile recharge plan aajata hai with 2gb data daily. Koi naya offer nikalo you give people rs 249 for wasting their time by watching this movie, may be it will workout — kartik bochageri (@KartikBochageri) May 16, 2021Dm me for free streaming & downloading link — Mai toh thak chuka bhaisaab (@bbcriticpak) May 15, 2021Sir mujhe Radhe dekhkar motiyabind ho gayi, ilaaj ke paise kon dega? — Priyansh Raghuwanshi (@PriyanshRaghu1C) May 15, 2021Why would a sensible person pay to watch this masterpiece ?! #Radhe — Arjun (@iam_arjunk) May 16, 2021Thinking about this. — Ujala Arora (@WhereIsMy_Food) May 15, 2021Sir Please Crime ki baat mat karo aap khud jamant par ho Or wo movie dekhne ke liye aap 2 lakh bhi doge to ham nahi dekh payenge hame apni aankhe pyaari hai — Dr. Richa Rajpoot (@doctorrichabjp) May 15, 2021China released Covid in India/World.we should release Radhe in China. Eient ka jawaab...patthar. Thank you bhaijaan for giving us solid Headache — Nilay Tijare (@nilay_tijare) May 15, 2021Earlier, speaking about the hybrid model that the filmmakers had experimented with for the Radhe's release, Randeep Hooda had said, “It will be a good experiment for the industry to have this hybrid kind of platform release where people who are unable to get to theatres can watch it. It is also a cheaper option since instead of buying one ticket per person, the entire family can watch it. What better film to test the whole system with than a Salman Khan film. I’m hoping it will do well.” Salman had earlier apologised to theatre owners for not being able to release the film on the big screen. He had also asked fans to watch the film legally. In a recorded message, he'd said, "It takes the hard work of several people to make one film and it hurts a lot when some take the route of piracy to watch the final product. I want a commitment from all of you that you will enjoy films on the right platform. So this Eid we want a commitment from the audience- no piracy in entertainment." View this post on Instagram Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai has been directed by Prabhu Deva and stars Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and Randeep Hooda in pivotal roles. Have you watched the film yet? Let us know how you liked it in the comments below. View the full article
  9. TVF’s new series Aspirants has been garnering positive response from all corners of the country as people are finding it realistic and relatable. The dialogues of the show are a massive hit among the masses now and they have been appreciating the actors for their perfect portrayal of the characters. One of the characters that audiences have been rooting for is Sandeep Bhaiya. View this post on InstagramWell, Sandeep Bhaiya’s character is played by Sunny Hinduja who is an engineer-turned-actor. The actor was born in 1990 and has completed his engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. With many roles that he has played on screen, he has made a name for himself. But it was in 2010, the actor started his cinematic journey with the movie Shaapit: The Cursed starring Aditya Narayan and Shweta Agarwal. View this post on InstagramIn an interview with the Tribune, he was asked to sum up his cinematic journey. To which he responded, “I am from Indore and I have studied in FTII. My batchmates were Raj Kumar Rao, Vijay Verma, and Jaydeep Ahlawat. And I was the first one to get a film in 2006 which was Subhash Ghai’s Cycle Kick. The film was released later. After that, I did a couple of international projects. In between, I did change my focus and started taking good character roles. For me being an actor first is important.” View this post on InstagramPost Shaapit, he played minor roles in several Bollywood movies and television shows like Mardaani 2, Brij Mohan Amar Rahe, Cycle Kick, Kill the Rapist, Pinky Memsaab among others. It was his parents who kept supporting him all this while. In the same interview, he said, “When I was in my seventh standard, I thought of becoming an actor, but never shared this with my parents. After completing my degree in engineering, I told them about my passion for acting. Interestingly my father wanted to join the FTII too, but he couldn’t due to his family commitments. So, their support was always there.” The actor received his big breakthrough in 2018 with the Alt Balaji web series Home. From there, he started getting more roles in the digital space. He has played a lot of roles in the digital space for series like Bhaukaal, Chacha Vidhayak Hai Hamare season 2, Ras Bhari, and Mum Bhai. View this post on InstagramInterestingly, he was also seen in The Family Man that starred Manoj Bajpayee. He will be reprising his role as Milind in The Family Man 2 as well. View this post on InstagramOn the personal front, he walked the aisle with Shinjini Raval in July 2015. View this post on InstagramHe has been trying to carve his niche in the industry and it’s time that we support such genuine talent more than those with just famous surnames attached to them. View the full article
  10. A couple of years ago, one incident completely tarnished the reputations of two of the most well-known Australian cricketers in modern era cricket and the dreams of an aspiring cricketer to make it at the international level. The infamous ‘sandpaper gate’ took place back in 2018 during Australia’s tour of South Africa. Since then, the three main culprits whose names were brought forward at the time of the enquiry, namely, David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft have been humiliated, suspended, and allowed to play cricket once again. Product placement 101! #SAvAus #SandpaperGate — amey (@_muse_bot) March 25, 2018 However, a new interview in The Guardian with the man who was caught red handed by the cameramen, Bancroft has revealed some new information that even has experienced cricket analysts scratching their heads. "Yeah, look, all I wanted to do was to be responsible and accountable for my own actions and part. Yeah, obviously what I did benefits bowlers and the awareness around that, probably, is self-explanatory," Bancroft told The Guardian when asked whether some of the bowlers knew about the tactics at play. When asked again whether the bowlers knew, Bancroft said: "Uh ... yeah, look, I think, yeah, I think it's pretty probably self-explanatory." Bancroft pretty clearly implied how there might be more than just these three players who knew about the potential ball-tampering going on within the roster and how none of the teammates were willing to stop them or act as whistleblowers. "I invested too much to the point where I lost control of my values. What had become important to me was being liked, being well valued, feeling really important to my teammates, like I was contributing something by using sandpaper on a cricket ball," he said. Such revelations even left the ‘Voice of Indian Cricket’ Harsha Bhogle struggling to make sense of what was going on on the ground back in 2018. Cam Bancroft might have revealed a little bit more than before, something talked about informally on the circuit, about SandpaperGate. "Were the bowlers aware?" It is "self-explanatory" he says. That can't mean a no, surely. — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 15, 2021 Although, England veteran Andrew Flingtoff had spoken about this exact problem (of whether or not the bowlers knew about the plan) around the time when the incident was fresh. Bringing this gem from Freddie back.. Starc bit always cracks me up. — Sandy (@ThatWickedGuy_) May 15, 2021 "That's something I don't think I even understood until that mistake happened. But it's part of the journey and a hard lesson I needed to learn." Back when the incident had just taken place, Smith had talked about how a toxic environment was created within the Australia dressing room and how the then Cricket Australia executives James Sutherland and Pat Howard had instilled a “win at all cost” feeling within the players, even if it meant going against the spirit of the game. "I think back to Hobart when we lost there against South Africa (November 2016) and it was our fifth straight loss in Test cricket I think after three Tests in Sri Lanka. And I remember James Sutherland and Pat Howard coming into the rooms there and actually saying 'We don't pay you to play, we pay you to win'," Smith had confessed to Adam Gilchrist back in 2018. View the full article
  11. Salman Khan's latest release Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai has been setting new records ever since the film's release on Thursday. Fans had been eagerly awaiting the release of the film and flocked onto the pay per view platform ZeePlex, making the website crash. On Friday, the makers announced that the film had managed to amass 4.2 million views across platforms on day 1. Sharing the news on Instagram, Salman thanked his fans and wrote, “Wishing ev1 a v Happy Eid. Thank u all for the wonderful return gift by making Radhe the most watched film on day 1. The film industry would not survive without your love n support. Thank u (sic).” View this post on Instagram However, the film clocked another record that fans might want to forget. Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is currently one of Salman Khan's lowest-rated films on IMDb. On day 1, the film was rated at 2.4, but that rating soon fell to 2.1 and now stands at 1.9. So far, it has around 66,000 votes on the movie rating platform. It is now the lowest-rated Salman Khan film on IMDb along with Race 3 which also has a 1.9 rating. His highest rated film on the platform continues to be Bajrangi Bhaijaan with a rating of 8.0, followed by Sultan with 7.0. Here's how Indian Twitter reacted to the news: Me watching Radhe and reminding Salman's Race3 and Kick. — HUNTSMAN (@hp_mode2) May 14, 2021Aisee ghatiya filmein banaoge toh yahi hoga na. — Amandeep Luthra (@gyanium) May 15, 2021Radhe movie flop. Radhe is a crappy movie. There is nothing to say about the best in the movie. Poor screenplay. It seems that all the action movies of Salman Khan have been made into a movie. A very bad movie. If it is just a fight, it does not become a movie.bakwas movie. — Abid Babu (@AbidBabu15) May 15, 2021*everyone giving Radhe movie ⭐1 star rating on IMDB *Salman Khan be like — AASHISH Kumar (confused wing ) (@Confused_NaR) May 15, 2021Kitne Salman ke fan base IMDb kaa naam jaante honge. It does nt matter 4 them.. — SKS (@SanjeevForester) May 15, 2021Salman deserves this for hiring prabudeva after delivering disaster dabang 3. — Rashiq_Mk (@Rsqmk) May 14, 2021As per New Guidelines Issued By the Government, Person not Wearing Mask in Public Will be Shown RADHE Thrice in a Row !!!#WAFwd — Fundamental Investor ™ 🇮🇳 (@FI_InvestIndia) May 15, 2021 In the film, Salman plays the role of a cop who is on a mission to wipe out drug dealers from Mumbai. The film also stars Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and Randeep Hooda in pivotal roles. Have you watched the film yet? Let us know what you thought about it in the comments section below. View the full article
  12. Mizoram's Power and Electricity minister R Lalzirliana has set a new benchmark in leading by example. On Friday, the minister was seen mopping the floors of a hospital where he is undergoing treatment for COVID-19 along with his wife and son. And there are politicians like R Lalzirliana, the power minister of #Mizoram, who was seen mopping the floor of the Covid ward where he is recovering after testing positive.#Aizawl #Northeast — Anupam Bordoloi (@asomputra) May 14, 2021 However, the minister's motive wasn't to embarrass the medical staff or authorities. “My motive in mopping the floors was not to embarrass the nurses or doctors but I want to educate and lead others by setting an example,” Lalzirliana said. Lalzirliana had called a sweeper since his room was messy. However, since the sweeper could not come, he himself started mopping the floor. “Sweeping, mopping the floors or performing household chores are no new jobs to me. I used to do at home and other places when it was required to do so,” the minister said. The photograph of him mopping the floor has gone viral on social media and people are lauding him for leading by example. Here's what people had to say Those are the good leaders generally seen in northeast state.Even I had experienced at Gangtok when a top level bureaucrat cleaned the nearby area for some local event made by government. — Subhra (@Subhra__sahoo) May 15, 2021These r real peoples & real leaders. Mizoram Minister R Lalzirliana is a normal human being not a robot like pampered babu or businessmen politicians that Modi Shah or many other north Indian leaders are! Simplicity is totally missing from PM, HM down to last BJP Govt Ministers — Capt G R Choudhary (@captgrc) May 15, 2021These guys in the central govt should learn from here ... Humility is the hallmark if the great and the learned while arrogance is the mask the weak use to hide their weakness !!! Innumerable examples exist in history if the above facts !! — Rajesh (@rmohan137india) May 15, 2021Its all about upbringing Anupam. Lalzirliana is sticking to its roots and routine. I am happy such person still exist. — Amitabh Dutta (@duttaamitabh) May 15, 2021very powerful photo, he is protecting a health worker by doing this. — Ravi (@raviohere) May 14, 2021This entire generation of Mizoram politicians are legends. Self discipline is the dedrock of their politics. Salutes. — shubhankar mukherjee (@shubhan48431879) May 15, 2021Wonderful gesture from elected representative... — mohit sharma (@mohit00005) May 15, 2021This is not the first time Lalzirliana has mopped the floor. He had also done the same at Mizoram House during his visit to Delhi in the past. Moreover, it's become a recurring theme in Mizoram to denounce VIP culture. In the past, several ministers have been seen doing chores, using public transport or even cooking during community feasts during festivals. The minister along with his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 on May 11, after their son tested positive on May 8. After being in home isolation, they were shifted to the state's dedicated COVID-19 facility on May 12. “We are fine here. The medical staff and nurses are taking good care of us,” he said. View the full article
  13. Michael Vaughan and banter go hand in hand in the world of international cricket with the cricketer always being vocal about his opinions on Twitter. And with the final of the World Test Championship around the corner, the time was ripe for the former England captain to share his two cents on who he believes is the best batsman in the world. Comparisons have always been drawn between Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli, arguably two of the best batsmen across all formats of the game in the world right now. Michael Vaughan also weighed in on the debate and sided with Kane Williamson as his pick for the best batsman in the world. “If Kane Williamson was Indian, he would be the greatest player in the world. But he’s not because you’re not allowed to say that Virat Kohli is not the greatest, because you’d get an absolute pelting on social media," Vaughan had said in an interview to Spark Sport. "If #KaneWilliamson was Indian, he'd be the greatest player in the world, but he's not because you're not allowed to say that #ViratKohli is not the greatest," Vaughan said. #WTCFinal — India Today Sports (@ITGDsports) May 14, 2021 "So, you all say Virat is the best purely to get few more clicks and likes, few more numbers following here. Kane Williamson, across formats, is equally the best. I think the way he plays, the calm demeanour, his humbleness, the fact that he is silent about what he does,” he added. However, this didn't go down well with Indian fans and here's how they reacted to the tweet: — Ramesh Khanal (@RameshK54981982) May 14, 2021Ye kabhi nhi sudharega @MichaelVaughan @imVkohli is the best in all formats Kane is only best test player — Rahul saraswat (@RahulSa63634388) May 14, 2021Virat Kohli is the best batsman of this generation and there's absolutely nothing @MichaelVaughan can do about it. — BABAR KOHLI (@KuntasticAguero) May 14, 2021Virat Kohli is the best batsman of this generation and there's absolutely nothing @MichaelVaughan can do about it. — BABAR KOHLI (@KuntasticAguero) May 14, 2021 The tweet also caught Wasim Jaffer's attention who was quick to troll Vaughan with his savage tweet. Extra ungli Hrithik ke paas hai par karta Michael Vaughan hai #ViratKohli #KaneWilliamson — Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 14, 2021 Wasim Jaffer has garnered quite a bit of a following for himself on Twitter and the former cricketer's quips always get Indian Cricket fans going on the micro blogging platform. However, it wasn't just fans who took note of Jaffer's tweet, Vaughan was also quick to respond to it I presume you are agreeing with me Wasim !! — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 14, 2021 Now, how do we explain it to Vaughan that we couldn't translate it for him in English even if we wanted to. View the full article
  14. The world of crossfit seems pretty intimidating at first. Most of us think of crossfit training as an advanced workout that requires crazy high jumps, kettle bells and what not. Well, this isn’t true at all. There are plenty of bodyweight crossfit workouts that you can easily do at home. They require no fancy equipment or beast-mode energy levels. These workouts are commonly known as WODs or workout of the day. While some of these WODs can be very dynamic and full of equipment, they can also be designed to suit a beginner working out from home. Here are 7 beginner-friendly crossfit workouts that you can try at home. 1. 16-Minute WOD In a time frame of 16 minutes, do as many rounds of the following exercises as possible. 5 burpees 5 pull ups 10 lunges 10 sit ups Once you develop endurance, you can double the count of these exercises. __ECOMPRODUCT__1532__ 2. The Cindy Workout This workout is a popular WOD in crossfit. Within 20 minutes, do as many rounds of these exercises as possible. 5 pull ups 10 push ups 15 air squats The Running Sandwich If you enjoy outdoor workouts, you’re going to love this one. Like any good crossfit WOD, this combines strength, stamina, agility and improves endurance. 400 meters of running 40 air squats 30 sit ups 20 burpees 10 pull ups 400 meters of running __ECOMPRODUCT__1533__ 4. Full Body Sprint Workout Do seven rounds of the following set as quickly as possible. 10 push ups 10 air squats 200 meters of running 5. The Jump Rope WOD For this workout, you’ll need a jump rope and of course a lot of willpower. Do five rounds of the following set as quickly as possible. 15 sit ups 30 regular jump ropes 15 air squats 30 regular jump ropes __ECOMPRODUCT__1534__ 6. Bodyweight WOD Do 8 rounds of the following set as quickly as possible. 10 push ups 10 air squats 10 burpees 10 air squats 7. Interval Cardio This last one is perfect for all the runners out there. Do 10 rounds of the following routine at a comfortable and consistent pace. 100 meters of sprinting 100 meters of walking __ECOMPRODUCT__739__ Final Thoughts While working out, you can take upto 45 seconds of rest in between your rounds. All these workouts may be beginner friendly but don’t mistake them for being easy. Crossfit is a form of high intensity interval training so make sure you get plenty of rest time to recover. Remember to start small and be consistent and you're bound to see results. Explore More View the full article
  15. Even though it’s 2021 and gender based stereotypes are getting shattered, there’s still that little voice in the head that makes you feel uncomfortable while reaching out for the so-called “feminine” colours and prints. Sometimes it’s because you want to appear as “manly” as possible and other times it’s simply because you feel like you can’t pull it off. We get it. There are some trends out there that seem a little too unconventional and bold for daily wear. However, if you want your style to evolve, it’s important to experiment with trends. Today, we will talk about one such trend. Floral prints have been around for the longest of time for men, however, there are still some apprehensions that stop people from wearing this trendy print. Well, you need not worry because we have curated a list of some of the most stylish Bollywood looks that are sure to inspire your wardrobe this season. __ECOMLOOKS__2955__ __ECOMLOOKS__2956__ __ECOMLOOKS__2957__ __ECOMLOOKS__2958__ __ECOMLOOKS__2959__ Cheers To A Floral Summer! There you go! Now that you know how to style floral shirts and balance out the print, you can go ahead and start experimenting with this summer trend. Do you like floral prints or do you still have apprehensions about this trend? Let us know in the comments below! Explore More View the full article
  16. With the advent of OTT platforms, people have found a new way to consume entertainment. Directors and writers too have found a space where they can be experimental and can come up with some great content. From watching daily soaps on TV channels to transitioning to binge-watching shows on OTT platforms, a lot has changed and viewers have accepted this mode of entertainment too. There have been a few shows that people have really loved watching and have been waiting for their second seasons way too desperately. The announcements of season two of these shows have already happened but it does feel like ‘intezaar lamba hai’. The Family Man After watching the first season of The Family Man, people couldn't wait for the second season of Manoj Bajpayee's show. The series revolves around Srikant Tiwari, played by Manoj, who might be a regular family man, but when at work, he is a 'world-class spy' dealing with terrorists. The second season would be bigger and the teaser has already been dropped. The second season of the series The Family Man, which was expected to release on February 12, 2021, has now been postponed. Filmmakers Raj and DK, who are the directors of The Family Man, took to their Instagram to announce the update. “We know you've been eagerly waiting for the new season of The Family Man. We are truly grateful and humbled by all the love! We have an update for you. The Family Man Season 2 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this summer! We have been working super hard to get you a kickass season. And we are pretty sure you will love it. Can't wait to bring it to you (sic)," the note read. We really can’t wait longer for this one now. View this post on Instagram The Kota Factory Kota Factory was one of the most promising series in 2019 and was appreciated for its realistic portrayal of coaching centers. The first season was set in Kota, Rajasthan, and followed the life of 16-year-old Vaibhav (Mayur More) who moves to the city from Itarsi. It chronicled Vaibhav's efforts to get into the Indian Institute of Technology. The series also starred Jitendra Kumar, Ahsaas Channa, Alam Khan, and Ranjan Raj in various roles. According to reports, season 2 will release in 2021, however, a specific premiere date has not been revealed yet. Scam 2003 View this post on Instagram After the blockbuster success of Scam 1992, Hansal Mehta is all set to return with the next season of the show. The show is tentatively titled Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi. The series will delve into the life of Abdul Karim Telgi, who earned a fortune by printing fake stamp paper. Scam 2003 will be adapted from the Hindi book Reporter ki Diary, authored by journalist Sanjay Singh, who broke the scam back in the day. This series will stream on SonyLiv in 2022. Quite a long wait, we must say! Delhi Crime Richie Mehta-directed Delhi Crime created history by winning an International Emmy for the Best Drama Series. Based on the horrific 2012 Delhi gang rape, Delhi Crime showcases the detailed police investigation. The web series starring Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal, and Adil Hussain was appreciated for its content and power-packed performances. Interestingly, the second part of the show is expected to drop in the second half of 2021. It will unravel other uncomfortable truths. It will be exciting to watch the actors deliver one more powerful performance. Mismatched View this post on Instagram If you have seen Rohit Saraf and Prajakta Kohli’s Mismatched, you would be really eager to know what’s next as the first season ended on an interesting cliffhanger. Mismatched is the story of two teenagers, Rishi and Dimple, who are entirely different from each other. The two are set up by their parents for marriage. Their journey begins on a very awkward note before they eventually start dating each other. But in the end, they part ways. It will be interesting to watch the second season of the show. The show stars Prajakta Koli as Dimple and Rohit Saraf as Rishi. Ranvijay Singha, Vihaan Samat, Muskkaan Jaferi, Vidya Malavade, Suhasini Mulay, Taaruk Raina, Devyani Shorey, Kritika Bharadwaj, and Abhinav Sharma are also a part of the show. Interestingly, Prajakta has already announced the Netflix series Mismatched season 2 with a quirky dance video. Are you excited to watch the second seasons of these popular shows? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  17. The second wave of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc all across India with the country reporting more than three lakh positive cases per day and around 4,000 deaths being reported consistently for the past few days. Help has been pouring in from all across the globes with countries sending in medical aid ranging from ventilators to oxygen concentrators and the likes. Besides medical aid, India has also been one of the major topics of discussion internationally. And the latest international celebrity to share his thoughts on India's ongoing crisis is Matthew Hayden. The former Australian cricketer penned an emotional note for India on his blog. Anand Mahindra, the chairman of the Mahindra Group shared extracts from his blog on his Twitter handle and wrote, "Extracts from a heartfelt blog on India by @HaydosTweets A cricketer whose heart is even bigger than his towering physical stature. Thank you for the empathy and your affection..." Extracts from a heartfelt blog on India by @HaydosTweets A cricketer whose heart is even bigger than his towering physical stature. Thank you for the empathy and your affection... — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 14, 2021 Matthew Hayden has been a frequent visitor to India and enjoys a healthy fan following in the country not only because of his explosive batting on the field but also because of his polite nature off the field. And people were quick to show their admiration for the star, thanking him for his kind words. Today for eternity, it’s indelibly confirmed beyond doubt, that Cricket indeed is a Gentleman’s game! Thank you @HaydosTweets for opening in the 1.4 BN Team India vs Corona Test — Sunil Buch (@sunil_buch) May 14, 2021@HaydosTweets @anandmahindra Thank you Mr Hayden for your kind words, India need people like you, like cricket needed you in your playing days and even today for your professional services. You truly brought out the whole picture India is currently undergoing. — East India Travel Co (@sanjaythk) May 14, 2021Such compassionate words...sadly this compassion is always missing from within India...people, parties, and the biggest of all...the media vultures who are hell bent on questioning..not providing any solution.. — Tushar Singh (@Tushapj) May 14, 2021Hey Haydos, thanks for such a heartfelt note and depicting deep understanding of the problem which is our whooping population and management of same. Hope some of our Indian press stalwarts understand this before bashing own country left right and centre — Paap-o-meter (@abhishek_tiku) May 14, 2021It's very emotional. Thank you Hayden. Really we are going through tremendous pain of losing near and dear and seeing many suffering. — Sudha Meerasampalli (@sudhahshekar) May 15, 2021 Hayden's relationship with India strengthened during the former cricketer's IPL stint with MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings, which is why he refers to Tamil Nadu as his second home in the letter. Besides Matthew Hayden, Australian cricketers Pat Cummins, Steve Smith among others have helped raise funds for India as the country continues to struggle with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. View the full article
  18. If you’re amongst the many people who refuse to accept WhatsApp’s new privacy policy terms, then it’s probably a good idea to start switching to other apps. Today was the deadline for users to accept the new terms of service. WhatsApp will not immediately start reducing features on your account from today but it will gradually start removing them. © Pexels “No accounts will be deleted on 15 May because of this update and no one in India will lose functionality of WhatsApp either. We will follow up with reminders to people over the next several weeks,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said. However, this does not mean WhatsApp has given up on the new privacy policy as the app will start sending you “persistent reminders” within the app. If you still don’t agree to the terms, after a few weeks the app will start limiting functionality. By limited functionality, WhatsApp means users won’t be able to access their chat list, however will still be able to make and receive calls. Then, the app will make it worse for users who don’t agree to the new terms. WhatsApp warned that users “won’t be able to receive incoming calls or notifications, and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone.” © Unsplash Since WhatsApp and Facebook will be persistent about their new terms of service and force users to accept them, you really don’t have to give in to it. Thankfully, you can easily switch your entire chat history from WhatsApp to Telegram by following our guide. This way you will not lose your entire chat history with friends, family and colleagues. In case you want to know why Telegram is a better alternative, you can read our arguments here. © Reuters WhatsApp and Facebook’s new privacy policy will see the app share data between each other and also to and from business accounts. In addition, the companies will also collect information such as a user’s phone number, contacts, location, device details and IP address. If you want to know more secure alternatives to WhatsApp, you can check out other instant messaging services and their features here. View the full article
  19. Siddharth, born Siddharth Suryanarayan, created a niche for him in the Tamil cinema but for people who only followed Bollywood, they got a chance to see his talent in Rang De Basanti in 2006. He is a man of many hats as he keeps juggling between acting, playback singing, screenplay writing, and producing. These days the actor hasn’t been in the news for his work per se but for his tweets. View this post on Instagram If you follow him on Twitter, you will know why he, in recent times, became the ‘Badshah’ of controversies. He has been quite vocal when it comes to sharing his opinions and he has been trolled for sharing them on Twitter. We checked his Twitter account and found five tweets that made him the ‘infamous’ king of controversies. Take a look: 1. A Sharp Dig At The Modi Government © Siddharth Twitter We all know the current situation in the country. From lack of hospital beds to shortage of oxygen cylinders, the country’s health care system has almost collapsed. Siddharth took to Twitter and pinned it all down on the Narendra Modi government. He also took a dig at the media channels that have been supporting the Prime Minister. He tweeted, “People are dying without oxygen in our country. Modia channels are calling this propaganda against the supreme loader. Pathetic.” People bashed the actor for not being out on the field unlike Sonu Sood. 2. His Views On Central Vista Project © Siddharth Twitter As people across India die due to lack of oxygen, construction of the Modi govt's Rs 20,000-crore complex for MPs is underway. Many have raised concerns with the whole construction around the India Gate. And Siddharth was also appalled to see that the government is continuing with the project and ignoring the current situation at hand. He tweeted, “20000 cr to be spent on the arguably needless #CentralVistaProject. This is equivalent to spending this money which can be used for vaccination and public health on grooming one beard. Many have brought this up. Why is this plan still unaltered?.” As per the latest development, a petition has been filed by Sr. Adv. Sidharth Luthra for seeking suspension of all kinds of construction activity in relation to the Central Vista Redevelopment Project in compliance with the orders issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority in wake of the covid 19 surge in the national capital. 3. The ‘Hindi Junta’ Comment © Siddharth Twitter He tweeted, “Hindi speaking junta calling me south Ka @ReallySwara. Just to clarify...I would happily be Swara from anywhere or anytime. She's awesome and a cutie.” This very tweet irked a few people who bashed the actor for trying to create 'communal hate' through his words as he specifically mentioned ‘Hindi Speaking Junta’. People are also asking him not to generalize a section of people because of which part of the nation they hail from. 4. Bashed Tejasvi Surya... © Siddharth Twitter Siddharth targeted BJP MP from Bengaluru South constituency, Tejaswi Surya. In a WhatsApp video, the latter had allegedly accused 17 Muslim volunteers of the BBMP’s south zone unit and said they may be responsible for the lack of beds in the city. The BBMP south zone war room has 205 members, of whom 17 were Muslims. This attack didn’t go down well with Siddharth and he took a dig at him by comparing him to 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist Ajmal Kasab. “@Tejasvi_Surya is far more dangerous and just a decade older than #AjmalKasab. Save this tweet. It will, unfortunately, age well,” tweeted Siddharth. This tweet landed him in big trouble. 5. Rape And Death Threats By Tamil Nadu IT Cell Of BJP © Siddharth Twitter Siddharth, in a tweet, claimed that the Tamil Nadu IT cell of BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) had leaked his phone number online and that he'd received death and rape threats after his phone number was circulated among people. Following this, he received protection from the Tamil Nadu Police. View the full article
  20. Using a fast charger for your smartphone, laptop or even a gaming console can mean a difference in waiting for hours for your device to get fully charged or a matter of a few minutes. However, there are plenty of fast chargers now available to purchase in India that you can use for charging devices in under an hour or even less. We found some of the best fast chargers available to buy in India that you can get for your devices. 1. OnePlus WarpCharge 65 Power Adapter © OnePlus OnePlus now offers a great fast charger that can be used not only for charging OnePlus smartphones but a plethora of other devices too. This charger supports up to 65W PD charging which means you can use it to charge the MacBook Pro, the Nintendo Switch, PD power banks and even other smartphones that support Power Delivery protocol. You just need to make sure that the device requires 65W or less of PD output in order for fast charging to work. 2. Stuffcool Napoleon PD 65W © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Stuffcool Napoleon PD 65W is one of the best GaN chargers one can buy in India right now. I personally use this charger for my laptop, iPhone 12 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Devices and the Nintendo Switch. You can even charge a smartphone and a laptop at the same time if you want, thanks to its additional USB-A (18W) Port. If you want to know more about the Stuffcool Napoleon, read our full coverage here. The charger also supports other protocols such as QC3 and 27W PPS fast charging. 3. Baseus GaN Charger 60W © Baseus The Baseus GaN Charger 60W has a dual-port output charging interface that also works with a multitude of devices. The charger is compatible with PD 3.0, QC 3.0, SCP, AFC, and BPS charging. Similar to the Stuffcool charger, you can charge multiple devices at the same time with this one too. The charger also comes with a safety indicator light that can be clearly seen when the device is in a charged state. 4. AMX XP 60 © AMX The AMX XP 60 made by an Indian company also offers 60W PD charging and comes with three additional ports that can be used for other devices. The USB-C port can be used for charging an Apple MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Pixel, Samsung, And Other Devices that support the Power Delivery protocol. If you want to know more about the AMX XP 60, you can read our full review here. View the full article
  21. Let's admit that growing a beard is a challenging and arduous task, which requires an immense amount of patience. Agreed, but what if you could actually grow one from the comfort of your home since we are in a state of lockdown again? There are things that you can do that will help speed up the process. Besides the basic grooming sesh, here are some additional ingredients that will help your beard grow faster. Try it out: 1. Massage Your Face Everyday © iStock Start by washing your face with lukewarm water and use a gentle cleanser. Washing your beard and face regularly will help remove the dirt and grime from the face as well as the follicles. Once you have washed your face, use your fingers and apply gentle pressure on your face. Massage in circular motions on the beard-growing area. Do this every day for at least 10 minutes and as often as you can. 2. Try Home-Made Recipes © iStock There are some home remedies as well that help with faster beard growth. Since these are all homemade, they won't cause any harm to your skin. You can try using a mixture of lemon and cinnamon. With 1 tbsp of both lemon and cinnamon, you can make a paste and apply it to your beard and leave it on for at least 20 minutes. Use a cleanser to wash it off. You can also use dry mustard leaves with amla oil and use this paste on the beard. Follow the same method and use it every day for faster results. 3. Oil Treatment © iStock Olive oil is also an excellent agent when it comes to dealing with beards. The DHT reduction properties in the oil help with issues like hair thinning. Olive oil is said to be an excellent conditioner for your beard, as it nourishes the follicles and thereby stimulates hair growth. To use it, you can combine it with either coconut oil or eucalyptus oil. Mix them together and apply the solution to the beard area. Let it sit for 10 minutes before you rinse it off. 4. Exfoliation © iStock Besides using oils and creams, you also need to exfoliate your skin from time to time to get rid of dead skin cells as it hinders hair growth. Exfoliation also helps get rid of excess sebum buildup. You can make your own facial scrub at home. You can mix brown sugar with olive oil or rock salt. Try out using honey, brown sugar or lemon juice. Another exfoliator that works well is coffee, with olive oil or water. Prepare any of these scrubs and scrub your skin with them. Wash it off after a few minutes. 5. Use Beard Oil Or Softener © iStock While every product varies in this regard, using oils or softeners can help stimulate hair growth. You can make beard oil at home as well. One of the best hair growth combinations is tea tree oil mixed with eucalyptus oil. These oils hydrate your beard and it also smells good. Take a few drops of both the oils. Add some almond oil to it. Now, massage the mixture on your beard and keep it for at least 15 minutes. View the full article
  22. People who are lucky enough to not have been touched by the COVID-19 virus, and have only seen this pandemic through numbers will find it difficult to gauge the impact that this virus has had on us. © BCCL As harrowing the numbers and the incidents that we hear on the news are, they still are somewhat sanitised. In spite of the numbers that we see every day, the real human, and the mental cost of the things happening around us does not become clear to us. For that, you will have to look at the accounts of the people on the frontlines of this war against COVID. © BCCL Dr Dipshikha Ghosh is one such warrior. She recently took to Twitter, to share an incident from one of her recent shifts, that can only be described as gut-wrenching. Today, towards the end of my shift, I video called the relatives of a patient who is not going to make it. We usually do that in my hospital if it’s something they want. This patient’s son asked for a few minutes of my time. He then sang a song for his dying mother. — Doctor (@DipshikhaGhosh May 12, 2021 Dr Ghosh wrote that at the end of her recent shift, she video called the relatives of a patient who wasn’t going to survive, not for long, at least. The patient was an elderly lady, and her son asked for a few minutes, during which he sang to his dying mother. The song he chose was Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Nata Koi, from Aa Gale Lag Jaa, starring Shammi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, & Sharmila Tagore. To put things in context, one of the renditions of the song was picturised on a child, singing this to his long-lost mother. Just pay close attention to the juxtaposition of this song with this situation. Dr Ghosh continued, saying... He sang Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Nata Koi. I just stood there holding the phone, looking at him looking at his mother and singing. The nurses came over and stood in silence. He broke down in the middle but finished the verse. He asked her vitals, thanked me and hung up. — Doctor (@DipshikhaGhosh May 12, 2021 She says that she, along with a few other nurses, just gathered around, and just watched in silence. The son broke down once, but managed to finish, after which, he asked Dr Ghosh for his mothers vitals, thanked her, and hung up. She continued - Me and the nurses stood there. We shakes our heads, our eyes moist. The nurses went back one by one to their allocated patients and attended to them or the alarms of vents/dialysis units. This song is changed for us, for me at least. This song will always be theirs. — Doctor (@DipshikhaGhosh May 12, 2021 As harrowing a sight as this was, it was back to business, as usual for the nurses, and the doctors, who had to start attending to the other patients around them. While we often think of the families that have lost their loved ones, people who have lost their lives, rarely do we think about the mental well-being of the people who are spending every living moment of theirs, living this experience. © BCCL Imagine trying to make the last seconds of someone’s life a little easier, a little bit more comfortable, only to fail because of lack of basic amenities. Imagine having to go through all this, day in and day out, in a system that has completely broken down. If you’re someone who is trying to get their loved ones admitted to a hospital, and are facing issues with doctors and nurses, please understand, that it is not that they don’t care - on the contrary, they do care, a lot. It is just that, they are exhausted, physically, and more importantly, mentally. They are overwhelmed and have emotionally shut themselves off. © BCCL It shouldn’t come as a surprise then when we see reports that doctors and healthcare workers are showing signs of PTSD and have turned to counselling in the middle of all this, that some of them are wracked with survivor’s guilt, like many family members who have lost someone. People took to Twitter to share some of their experiences, their own stories of incomplete farewells. thank you for giving them the closure .... — Harini Calamur (#StayHome (@calamur May 12, 2021thank you for giving them the closure .... — Harini Calamur (#StayHome (@calamur May 12, 2021Worst thing about Covid is that we can't even 'Goodbye' our loved ones for last time☹️☹️ — Memestics (@memestics__ May 12, 2021For any doctor or medical professional reading this, including Dr Ghosh, we salute you for service, and will forever be grateful to you, for fighting this war for us. View the full article
  23. Do you feel lethargic most of the time? Has your motivation to take up new things decreased? And do you find it difficult to gain muscles? Well, don’t ignore these signs, there are high chances that you have low testosterone levels. While erectile dysfunction and low sex drive are more commonly acceptable signs of low testosterone, there are many subtle signs and physical discomforts as well that you may experience due to low T levels. Testosterone, a hormone that’s mainly produced in men by the testicles affects a man’s appearance and sexual development. It stimulates sperm production, a man’s libido and helps build muscle and bone mass. But, when testosterone production drops, a range of symptoms can occur that may not always be pertinent to your genitals and sexual performance. Here are signs that will tell you have low T and simple ways to address them. Emotional SignsLow EnergyResearch has shown that men with low testosterone have reported extreme fatigue, night sweats and decrease in energy levels. If you feel tired all the time despite taking enough sleep and find it difficult to get yourself to doing physical activities, you may be having a decline in testosterone. Keeping yourself hydrated, having a fiber and protein rich diet may help maintain a decent energy level. Taking immunity boosting supplements should also make up for the dip in energy levels. __ECOMPRODUCT__1455__ Mood Swings Testosterone influences many significant developments in a man’s body, it can also influence mood and emotions. Research suggests that men with low T levels are more likely to experience radical mood swings, face depression, irritability and lack of motivation. Meditation and yoga is a good way to keep yourselves focussed and motivated. A cup of herbal tea should be equally good enough to alleviate stress. __ECOMPRODUCT__1523__ Physical SignsMuscle Loss Along with finding it hard to get themselves to exercise, men with low testosterone levels might also notice a gradual decrease in muscle mass. Ayurvedic supplements crafted to fuel muscle gain is a safe way to achieve muscle recovery naturally. __ECOMPRODUCT__1524__ Fat GainStudies have also shown that men with low T may also experience an increase in body fat. An imbalance between testosterone and estrogen in men may develop gynecomastia, an enlargement or swelling of breast tissue in males. While it's advisable to see a doctor if you notice any unnatural enlargement in chest size, testosterone booster capsules coupled with a nutritious diet and secure workout regime may help you keep your body weight in check. __ECOMPRODUCT__1525__ Hair Loss The testosterone production plays different roles in body functions, including hair growth on the body and face. Getting bald is a natural part of aging, but men with low testosterone levels start experiencing loss of body hair and minimal growth of facial hair even in their late 20s and early 30s. Oiling your hair often with coconut or olive oil and regularly washing your hair with a chemical-free shampoo will help improve the quality of hair. Onion oil has proved to be equally effective to facilitate new hair growth. __ECOMPRODUCT__1205__ Exfoliating the face regularly and using beard oil may also help promote beard growth. __ECOMPRODUCT__1526__ Sexual SignsLow Sex DriveIt’s natural for men to experinece low sex drive as they age since testosterone production starts decreasing after 40. However, someone young with low T levels may experience a sudden drop in their desire to have sex or be aroused. Young men with low testosterone may also notice a sharp decline in the volume of their semen during ejaculation. __ECOMPRODUCT__1527__ Erectile DysfunctionMost of us associate testosterone as a hormone that stimulates a man’s sex drive and aids in achieving an erection. Well, that’s right! When T levels in a man are too low, he may have difficulty achieving a proper erection prior to sex, or while masturbating. A man with low testosterone may often also have a flaccid penis in the morning. While natural sexual wellness supplements are great to boost stamina and sexual performance, it is always safe to visit a doctor if the problem is more regular in nature. __ECOMPRODUCT__1436__ Final ThoughtsAs men age, the production of testosterone in their body naturally decreases. So, it’s okay for men above 40 to experience some of these signs. But, if you are in your 20s and 30s and resonate with these signs of low testosterone, you must go for a blood test called a serum testosterone test. This test is used to determine the level of circulating testosterone. Low testosterone is diagnosed when levels fall below 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). A normal range is typically 300 to 1,000 ng/dL, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Explore More View the full article
  24. Men are becoming more and more aware of the concept of grooming and are understanding the importance of personal care as well, which means a simple haircut or a basic shave is not enough anymore. Even though the salons are shut at the moment due to the pandemic, there are several grooming treatments that men can try at home or in salons, when they open again. Here are some amazing grooming treatments that every man should try. Trust us, you wouldn't want to give up on these: 1. Spa Facials © iStock Men have mostly kept things pretty simple, especially when it comes to skincare. Skin being the biggest organ, it needs to be taken care of. The best way to do so is to go for professional spas, at least once a month. Spa facials are a treat to the skin and are super relaxing. The treatment also relaxes the pores and helps you get rid of blackheads, dry skin and ingrown hair. The products used are based on one's skin type. If you are keen on doing that, there are several homemade face masks that you can try out. 2. Manicure And Pedicure © iStock Manicures and pedicures are popular but some men are still hesitant to try out this grooming treatment. The treatment is ranked as the topmost one in the men's grooming arena. It really helps your nails buff away the dry skin. Getting this treatment is not just meant for women but for men as well, as they can also seek professional help and go the extra mile to take care of their skin. It even helps unwind from all the stress and strains of everyday life. 3. Teeth Whitening & Cleaning © iStock It is important to remove the stubborn, yellow stains from your teeth from time to time. Fortunately, you can do this from the comfort of your home as well. There are also several inexpensive treatments related to whitening and cleaning, which your dentist can help you with. Besides home remedies, there are whitening pens, strips etc that are available. 4. Hair Treatments © iStock Getting yourself a head massage is something you shouldn't miss out on. But, another treatment that works well, especially for men who are facing issues like hair thinning etc is collagen treatment. It's a hair treatment that gives the hair enough protein. Some hair loss treatments are worth a shot. Apart from that, it's also important to go for scalp treatments. Scalp detox is as vital as other treatments. It helps get rid of issues like itchy scalp and also keeps it nourished and clean. 5. Eyebrows © iStock When your eyebrows are not groomed well, the look isn't very pleasing, it rather makes you look unkempt and untidy. To avoid looking like that, go for eyebrow shaping from time to time. It is vital that you clean your eyebrows either by using tweezers or seeking professional help. Also, don't forget to trim your unibrow. View the full article
  25. Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai has become the first Indian film to simultaneously release on multiple platforms. Radhe has hit theatres today and it will also see the light of the day on ZEE5’s pay-per-view platform, ZEEPlex. View this post on Instagram“It’s imperative that we all come together and think of out-of-the-box solutions for cinema as an industry during the current pandemic situation. We will support the theatre owners by releasing the film in as many theatres as we can, keeping in line with the rules and protocols laid down by the government. But, considering the guidelines and safety measures, we also need to devise ways to ensure that the film reaches all of our audience. We don't want to deny the audience the choice of entertainment in the comfort of their homes during these times," Salman Khan's spokesperson said in an earlier statement. With the film releasing today, many people thronged to watch the movie on Zee5 and the website crashed completely because of so many people trying to access it. View this post on Instagram However, people who got the chance to watch the movie have been sharing their opinions about it on social media. While some are calling it mass entertainment, some are finding it a complete waste of time. Here are the reactions: © Twitter © Twitter © Twitter © Twitter © Twitter In an earlier interview with Firstpost, when Salman was asked what the viewers can expect from the movie, he had said, “You can definitely expect something different from Tiger, Dabangg, Bodyguard and Wanted. We will not repeat ourselves. It is new and I need you to see the film and tell me what is new. I am the same old Salman — which you have been seeing since Maine Pyar Kiya. The people who have watched Maine Pyar Kiya loved me, and they kept on loving me. From that one fan became a family and then another unit. I’m lucky and grateful that fans have been very loyal. So, from grandparents to parents to grandchildren, I have the following.” Talking about the plot, Salman added, “The plot is that my character Radhe makes a commitment to this child whose friend dies, and then Radhe goes all out to clean the city. We have three villains — Sang Hae (from Bhutan), Gautam Gulati, and Randeep Hooda. These actors have made Radhe look much stronger and bigger. With all that, we have Jacqueline; there is comedy, romance, and the first time I have ever kissed a duct tape in a movie. That duct tape was on Disha’s lips. When people ask me: ‘You have never kissed on-screen?’ So yes, this time I kissed on screen but not on the heroine’s lips, it was duct tape that I kissed. Like in Maine Pyar Kiya, I kissed Bhagyashree's lipstick mark from the other side of the window.” Here’s the trailer: Have you watched the film already? Let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. View the full article