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Art lovers! These art galleries in India should make it to your bucket list right now

November 9th, 2018

Art, in itself, has the power to engage souls and display emotions, that can’t be said or read. When we speak of art, one country that is blessed with brilliant artists and art forms is India. From the ancient times, art sculptures, art carving, paintings, etc. have been an innate part of the Indian culture.

There are various art galleries in India that till date preserve the old age creations and as well displays some of the masterpieces created by the world-renowned artists. These art galleries not only hold the India culture strongly but also provide the upcoming artists with a platform to showcase their talent and to promote the importance of art in India.

If you too are a lover of art, these below mentioned are some of the most significant art galleries in India that you must definitely check off your list.

 

1. Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata :

This art gallery is one of the most significant art galleries in India that was established in the year 1933. What makes this art gallery so significant is that the gallery displays various paintings painted by eminent Indian and foreign artists. Some of the famous paintings here include – ‘Girl with a pitcher’ and ‘A Winter’s Evening’ by Rabindra Nath Tagore. Work of other famous artists like Jamini Roy, M.F. Hussain, Nandalal Bose, etc. have also been showcased here.

 

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2. The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh :

Apart from painting, one can also find various sculptures displayed as this prominent museum located in Chandigarh that was started for the public in the year 1968. This museum features various sections for sculpture, architecture, and art painting. Some of the best sections in this museum consist of Indian miniature paintings, portraits, contemporary paintings, etc. It also holds paintings by some of the most illustrious artists like Rabindra Nath Tagore, Nandala Bose, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindra Nath Tagore, etc.

 

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3. Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai :

This art gallery situated in Mumbai was established in the year 1952 and is owned by a private organization. The art gallery holds almost all of the famous Indian artists and artists from India and abroad line up to have their work exhibited at this gallery. From Jamini Roy to Arpita Singh, there is no famous Indian artist whose art hasn’t been displayed at this gallery. A must visit for the art lovers to witness some of the finest creations in the world of art.

 

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4. National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore :

Inaugurated in the year 2009, the National Gallery of Modern Art is one of the newest art galleries in India. As of now, the art gallery holds more than 500 paintings that belong to both traditional and modern genres. Some of the paintings displayed in this art gallery are the work of honourable artists that include Raja Ravi Varma, Jamini Roy, etc. The painting in this gallery is sorted and displayed according to the time periods, the artists, and the school of art.

 

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Architectural Digest India

 

5 Powers That You Should Invoke In Your Prayers

August 3rd, 2018

While we keep telling you about the ways to keep yourself physically strong by following suggested gym workouts for men and recommended diet chart for men, let us also talk about something that will nurture your mind and develop yourself into a more peaceful, fearless and balanced individual.

 

1. Pray for everlasting relationship :

You should have an everlasting relationship with God, irrespective of what comes your way. Always believe that whatever happens in our life, happens for the good. Our trust, faith and friendship with the almighty should be permanent.

 

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2. Be in light and power :

We all are essentially children of one mighty power of universe. Pray for light and power for everyone, every day when you worship. Not only remind yourself about the infinite power you have as a child of God but also see yourself as a reflection of the supreme authority.

 

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3. Pay gratitude :

Thank all mighty lord for his gifts that he has bestowed on you. You need to realize the value of tangibles and intangibles in your life. Promise to yourself and to almighty that you will never misuse these gifts and powers to harm anyone for any reason.

 

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4. Pray for strength :

Pray almighty to give you enough strength to face any situations in life. Believe that by doing so, you will actually face people, and situations with courage, patience and self- control. You should practice these values daily to strengthen your grip.

 

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5. Pray that you may avoid temptations :

You should pray that for infinite belief in your values so that you can easily avoid the temptations in life. Develop a life that is built on integrity and truthfulness. If you have role models, pick up all the good things you can from their lives.

 

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6. Pray for courage to defeat everything negative :

Always consider yourself to be on the God’s side, wherein you can easily win over the negativity that is all around. Remember that you have inherent power to diffuse confusion, disappointment, worry, stress, and hatred that engulf most men.
 

7. Believe you are a powerhouse of happiness :

You need to believe that you essentially are a powerhouse of happiness and you do not search for happiness in objects, relations, and comforts but you have the power to spread happiness anywhere anytime to anyone.

5 Myths About Men: Busted

August 1st, 2018

We live in a confusing age, where major belief systems are breaking down. Some major myths and stereotypes still continue to exist in diverse cultures, let us look at the 5 major myths about men. These are the myths of masculinity that have directly influenced the new trends in fashion for men and new male fashion trends.

 

1. Real Men are Physically Strong :

As depicted in movies, the public at large still believe that real men are physically big, strong and attractive. Fashion industry still revolves around that classic myth, but in reality, we hardly see the truth. The most powerful man on earth, possibly the President of the United States is physically old, weak and stout! Clearly, the power exists not in the physical strength alone, but numerous other factors such as place of origin, your own thinking, your actions and your own spirit.

 

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2. Most Men are Emotionally Strong :

It is generally believed that men are far less sensitive to emotions as compared to women. According to the latest reports, men’s emotional quotient is not very different from women, they also have nearly equal emotions as that largely depends on the natural factors like upbringing, cultural beliefs, and personal capabilities. Major cultures across the world expect women to reveal certain emotions in open but expect men to suppress them.

 

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3. Real Men Do Not Shed Tears :

Most cultures believe that men do not shed their tears, they are inventive to pain and misfortunes in life, unlike women who do that quite often. In reality, men do shed the tears, when the social pressures are not binding them. They can react with the same intensity as women, but in a way, society teaches them to have more control over their reactions in the response to the ever-changing external situations.

 

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4. Real Men Are Great Lovers :

This is a belief that has developed from the movies that portray men to unlimited desires and unrealistic fantasies. Pornography and adult film industry are the major cause of corrupting the human mind towards unhealthy practices and unnatural expectations from men. This kind of entertainment has actually caused the devolution of the real natural manhood, unlike other species on earth.

 

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5. Men’s Income is True Reflection :

This myth has borne out of capitalism that promotes “materialism and consumerism”. Due to this system in most of the societies, men have not only become workaholic but also inconsiderate towards others due to the feelings of competition and selfishness. Earlier men’s reputation was judged by the kind of acts he used to conduct in the society and the profession he chooses to earn for his livelihood.

 

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3 Best Literature Works On Leonardo Da Vinci

June 1st, 2018

Coming out from the world of fashion, we take you to the world of art and literature where new male fashion trends and latest men fashion trends are perceived from design aspects. We will suggest you some of the best literary works on Leonardo da Vinci.

1. Leonardo da Vinci by Kenneth Clark

While Leonardo was considered primarily an artist, especially after his famous creation of Mona Lisa, his scientific application to art in practice was always the topic of interest. In Leonardo da Vinci you can understand in depth about this unique relationship between science and symbolism. This is one of the best books that not only describe Leonardo’s life but also his philosophy. The author describes how “there is a Leonardo for every generation” and what was so pioneering about Leonardo’s approach to science and art. You should not miss ordering the book if you really want to understand the interrelation of the two.

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2. The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso by Dante Alighieri

Dante is a celebrated poet and natural philosopher, you will simply get captivated by his mind’s vision and extraordinary writing skills. The interplay between the science of art and the poetic imagination is one of the most compelling factors to choose this book. You can also experience the so-called “Fantasia” and the “Intelleto” that Leonardo and Dante understood. Undoubtedly, this book is one of the best literary works on Leanardo that tries to throw light on how the factors of the physical world get merged into an imaginative realm.

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3. Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation by E.H. Gombrich

This is the best book to understand art as a part of the experimental process. The writer takes art as the subject of iteration and constant improvisation. This is one of the best books that teach about the innovative ways to transform one’s knowledge into the poetic vision by merging science with poetry. Gombrich has considered Leonardo as a personification of imagination, art, and scientific vision, as he suggests “making and matching” formula that can be used in drawing and painting. The author recommends painting to be the ultimate recreation of the visual world on the basis of this encyclopedic understanding.

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Best Ways To Enjoy Social Life Beyond Social Media

May 15th, 2018

It is no doubt that social media plays a huge part in today’s society. A new trend in fashion for men to diet chart for men are easily available to everyone at the fingertips at any time of day. The sad part is that often we often judge ourselves based on how many likes or favorites that our posts receive! While television is fast becoming a thing of past, one rarely misses enjoying viewing and celebrating the social media posts!

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1. Before we become completely addicted to social media, it is time to realize a life that lies beyond social media. A life where we do not prove to others that we are “cool” or show off the “cool” things we are doing. The true daily lives where we are not trying to impress others, instead we simply enjoy the originality, simplicity and the tastelessness that is also a prominent part in our lives. So, we are talking about enjoying those infinite electric moments in our lives wherein we simply enjoy and just resist the urge to post anything associated on a social media platform!

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2. You will have to be prepared to get forgotten online. Away from your hundreds of online friends, find a physical place where you can chat with your old-time friends non-stop for hours. Make sure no one, absolutely no one gets into texting, clicking or sharing pictures or videos to get likes! Celebrate a theme party where smartphones are banned.

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3. Rediscover your talents, hobbies and the physical or mental liveliness that you had left behind with the onset of the digital age. Do not go to watch even movies instead playing volleyball, badminton, cricket with your friends or just read a book, make sure you have something to preoccupy yourself on a slow Sunday afternoon.

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4. Have loads of fun. Laugh, play and physically hug people who are important in your life. Feel free as a bird, and let you meet all your friends who have just been sharing their pics or videos on Instagram or Facebook. Good luck for a Facebook-free life. By deactivating social media at least for few days in a week, you can completely change your outlook. So, hit that button, delete that app, and start living!

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Funniest Things To Do, Beyond Mobile When You Are Bored

May 14th, 2018

There was a time when there was no mobile, a life was beyond Youtube, Whatsapp, and Facebook. You had time for yourself, wherein you were not just the mere spectators or appreciating others but also were actively igniting your own creativity from the physical things around you. In a way, you were not just tuned to men new style through men’s fashion blog and videos but also involved in dressing yourself up in something silly and then laughing at yourself! We suggest you some of the funniest things you can do when you are bored, instead of killing your time on watching videos on Youtube!

1. One of the best things to do is to cut out your old photographs from your albums, paste them on candy sticks and play puppet show all by yourself or with anyone who is beside you.

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2. Pick-up a pencil and draw a figure that sounds funny, very funny, and enjoy the moment. Start making a comic out of it by inserting comments from the figures, let them start conversing and make a whole short story out of it. Appreciate and laugh it out loud on your sense of humor.

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3. Pick up your audio recorder, the dust-laden audio system the “two-in-one” as you need to learn to fake a voice accent. Write dialogues, create a short script with scenes and voice over. Start the recording by changing your voice notes, accent and pitch. It will be fun, once you finish creating the whole voice film. Include poems or songs to make it more interesting.

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4. Go through the English dictionary, start looking for words that you really long and sounds unfamiliar like discombobulated. Covert your old notebook into a word journal that you can often refer to when you are writing an email to someone or just writing out your mind on a blog.

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5. If nothing else suits you learn to peel a banana with your feet. It will certainly not happen in the first trial, keep trying until you taste the sweet success. Do not use your hands while eating the fruit of your labor.

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Upcoming Bollywood Movies In 2018

February 16th, 2018

Bollywood is ingrained in Indian blood that flows in every age, gender or economic status, Bollywood actors, movies are the best inspiration source, be it the new trend in fashion for men or the latest hairstyles for men in India it is reflected everywhere, in every home in some form or the other. We present you the most awaited Bollywood movies in 2018, that will not stir men new fashion but will also keep you plugged in to the music, dance and drama that is what Bollywood is exactly known for worldwide.

1. Gold :

Gold movie is based on the story of not-so-famous Indian hockey player Balbir Singh, who led, asa part of the team India to win first gold medal in 1948. The film is directed by Reema Kagti, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Entertainment. Akshay Kumar is the lead actor in this iconic, most awaited movie expected to be released on 15th August, 2018.

 

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2. Padman :

Pad Man is abiographical film written and directed by R. Balki, features again Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles and entertaining appearance by Amitabh Bachchan. The movie will be based on “The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land”, inspired from Twinkle Khanna’s book, ‘’The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’. The real-life story is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu, India based social activist created a low-cost sanitary napkins machinethat transformed the life of rural women in India.

 

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3. Parmanu, The Story of Pokhran:

This classical Bollywood drama is directed by Abhishek Sharma, produced by Zee Studios, JA Entertainment and KriArj Entertainment. The story revolves around nuclear test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998. Lead actors include John Abraham and Diana Penty – now scheduled to be released on 2 March 2018.

 

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4. Baaghi2 :

Baaghi 2 is a sequel to 2016 film Baaghi, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, directed by Ahmed Khan. Leade actors include Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani and Prateik Babbar. The move is now scheduled to be released on 30 March 2018.

 

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5. Race 3 :

Race 3 isthe sequel to the 2013 film Race 2 and the third part to the Race film series.directed by Remo D’Souza and is produced by Tips Films & Salman Khan films. Lead actors include Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Jacqueline Fernandes. According to reports, Shah Rukh Khan was offered a negative role in the film but he opted out!

 

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Top 5 Reasons Why Reading Is Important For Men

February 13th, 2018

While you can follow the new fashion styles for men, get the best hairstyle for men in India, eat according to the recommended diet chart for men but are you feeding the right information in your mind during the day? Have you ever wondered why do you often find a novel compelling, or a book so inspiring? We give you the essential 5 reasons on why you should include reading in your daily routine.

1. You will become more creative :

According to neuroscience, the human brain is very creative, it tends to visualize whatever you think about – right from expectations from an outcome to solving a problem, reading will help you give creative answers to the problems as the act of reading naturally triggers the complex visualizations. In other words, getting lost in an inspiring essay is an immersive experience that makes your brains alive!

 

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2. Your will be able to memorize faster, longer :

Scientifically the reading creates same experience for brain as you experienced in real-life, neurologically the same portions of the brain gets into action that get excited by any other sensory organ. So, the more you read, the more virtual experiences for your brain and it gets tuned to remembering and recollecting the information in faster way for the longer periods of time. A paragraph with a beginning, middle, and end is most nutritious diet for the brain because it makes you think in sequence with links, cause and effect. Neuroscientists actually encourage children to read as it extends attention spans while the brain is growing.

 

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3. You will react in more methodical, sophisticated way :

Next time any untoward incident happens, you will react in more mature, methodical way instead of an otherwise panic or impulsive reactions. Believe it or not, reading has a unique power – according to various scientific studies, reading actually activates brain growth, it increases the white matter in the language area of the brain, reducing the risk of cognitive impairment (MCI) associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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4. You will become more considerate :

Reading is the brain’s real workout of complex cognitive functions, not only it will help you maintain sharper cognitive ability but will also make you more kindhearted! empathetic. According to psychologists reading makes you more alert to the feelings of others – developing your sympathetic social skills!

 

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5.You will read between the lines :

Reading will make your smarter by understanding the situations in an intelligent ways. Almost all business icons and leaders have their favorite books that have helped them to build up their personalities and face the toughest situations in life, that was not taught in the schools. So, next time when you want to spend your income, spend it on buying a good book!

 

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4 Positive Affirmations That You Should Reaffirm Daily In 2018

February 2nd, 2018

2018 has arrived, and you ought to have started new way of life as you promised to yourself. If not, start off today, it is never too late to start new and good things in life. As it is said, you should always think positive because positive thoughts have the power to change the world around you. Make it a routine, make it a habit to start you day with these powerful affirmations that can change your destiny. We present these 4 affirmations that you need to just repeat and repeat as many times daily, possibly you could with all of your heart, pure feelings.

1. I am the child of this Universe, I am always successful at every step. I am at total peace with everyone or success

When you say this affirmation, believe in it. If you have some resolutions in your mind start from adopting small steps. You cannot change your personality in a day, have an affirmation that you will start following latest fashion trends for men and adhere to men new style on routine basis.

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2. I feed into my mind only useful information

Ensure that you read more informative material this year. Do not worry about the number of pages you read a year, you will have to focus on building the habit of reading. Try to inculcate this habit of reading one chapter or a few pages each night before bed. You will start experiencing hordes of positive changes in your life right from improving your writing skills to concentration, memory, and vocabulary.

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3. I am one of the most powerful beings, with abundance of determination, patience and self-control

You should start writing morning pages regularly, as there is so many benefits in writing your mind out. It is regarded as the best self-care routine that you can adopt this year. You should start at least few paragraphs on consciousness each morning, that will help you in inculcating new habits and lasting impressions on mind.

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4. I live in present, I let go of past completely. I have the power to remain at peace in all situations

You should start by overcoming one habit, that stop you from achieving your goals. Think about that one destructive habit and work on breaking it. You need to think of things that are physically, mentally, or emotionally undermining yourself, and choose one to get rid of this year.

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4 Bad Habits That Should Not Continue In 2018

February 1st, 2018

It is generally popular saying that habits die hard, but if you have the willingness and determination to change a particular habit, it is actually the easiest thing to do. Get ready guys, do the revamp, yes, do a complete makeover this year, present yourself as entirely new person with completely changed habits and personality that will perhaps will be the biggest gifts for your family. Right from following new male fashion trends to new hairstyle for men in India and the basic etiquettes of dining and eloquence you will have to rework on everything to bring about the major transformation in yourself. Just remember that there is always a scope of improvement for everyone, even if you are the masters of universe, you will find space to expand your horizons.

1. Smoking :

It should top your list as well, you know it all that smoking kills but do you really care? You need to do it for no one else but for your clots in your blood that it will cause. Take this one simple reason and do not let the blockages develop in the arteries, let the purity flow in the form of blood. It will not only keep you cool and calm but will also stop your many impulsive actions.

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2. Eating Junk :

Do not gulp everything you find interesting. Control is the game all about. Understand the rules of the game in your health arena. If you are habituated to junk every day your body is at serious risk. This junky has very high proportions of sugar, preservatives, fat and spices – it is better to eat nothing than to eat the junk as it will make you prone to problems like diabetes, high cholesterol and also problems of the heart! Join the healthy revolution that has already begun amongst Gen Z and Millenials.

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3. Plugging In :

Internet or Music, just plug out. Do not keep plugging when you are travelling, working out, jogging, studying or chatting with friends. Incessantly plugging in the earphones for multiple hours is dangerous for your mental, physical and mental health. Ensure you plug out of the digital world, the sound and enjoy the silence that is deep within. Enjoy your time with chirping of birds and waterfall if you can or perhaps if you can find somewhere naturally!

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4. Boozing :

Keep away from drinking habits that can cause liver and heart problems, the problem will not end there you will also start feeling lazy, obese and will lose the stamina. Keep yourself tune to good life, enjoy the precious lively moments in your life, the natural way!

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