TECH-REVU S A M S U N G V S A P P L E by Tarun Bhardwaj Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max VS Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Apple Samsung iPhone 11 Galaxy Pro Max Note 10+ Dimensions 158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.32 in) 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 in) Weight 226 g (7.97 oz) 196 g (6.91 oz) Build Front/back glass, stainless steel frame Front/back glass, aluminum frame SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Rest IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 4m for IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) 30 mins), Stylus ( Accelerometer, Gyro) Dimensions Super Retina XDR OLED capacitive touch Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touch Size 6.5 inches, 102.9 cm2 (~83.7% ) 6.8 inches, 114.0 cm2 (~91.0%) Resolution 1242 x 2688 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, HDR10+ DolbyVision, HDR10, 120Hz touch-sensing OS iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 13.2 Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI Chipset Apple A13 Bionic (7 nm+) Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) CPU Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Thunder) GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485) GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics) Adreno 640 Main Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS | 12 MP, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS | 12 MP, f/2.1, f/2.0, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, PDAF, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom | 12 MP, f/2.4, OIS, 2x optical zoom | 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm Main Camera 13mm (ultrawide) (ultrawide), 1.0µm, Super Steady video | TOF 3D VGA camera Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/ 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 240fps, HDR, stereo sound rec. 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS Selfie Camera 12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide) | SL 3D camera 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF Video 2160p@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120 2160p@30fps fps, gyro-EIS Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3969 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4300 mAh battery THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 10 Wide camera Previous Apple iPhone generations have always been among Ultra Wide camera best smartphones for imaging, and iPhone 11 Pro Max is no Telephoto camera different. It matches top scorer for Video, recording video clips with good detail, a very wide dynamic range, and smooth stabilization in most circumstances. Its still image results also put it among the best, thanks to consistently good results from primary camera, which is now accompanied by a very capable ultra-wide lens with one of the widest fields of view we have seen. Bokeh simulation and zoom performance at long range are not quite up with the very best, but if those areas are not top priorities, the new iPhone is an easy recommendation for any mobile image creator, especially those who are already in invested in the iOS ecosystem. PROS CONS CAMERA REVIEW Good levels of detail in most test conditions. Accurate target exposure and wide dynamic range in Noise visible in all light conditions. most situations. Loss of detail in long-range zoom shots. Fast, accurate, and repeatable autofocus. Ringing in outdoor images. Vivid and pleasant colors. Lack of detail in flash images. Very wide ultra-wide lens, with good detail and dynamic Strong yellow cast under low warm light. range, and well-controlled chromatic aberrations. Lack of detail and noise in ultra-wide images. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ LTE’s imaging performance is pretty much detailed, in portrait the color is off a little, can balance heavy shadows in alley with bright sky. For selfie the bokhek effect is fine and in case of low light and 2x zoom in that where lens is slower than standard. for mobile photographers and video shooters alike Galaxy Note 10+s still an excellent choice. PROS Good levels of detail in most test conditions. Fast, accurate, and repeatable autofocus. Accurate target exposures outdoors and indoors with wide dynamic range. Pleasant bokeh with natural blur gradient and good bokeh shape. Nice colors and good white balance in almost all conditions. Vivid and pleasant color in most conditions. Good zoom detail at close and medium range. CONS Noise visible in all light conditions. Loss of detail in long-range zoom shots. Ringing in outdoor images. Lack of detail in flash images. Strong yellow cast under low warm light. Lack of detail and noise in ultra-wide images. CONCLUSION Saying which one of these is strictly better, almost impossible because of the S Pen. Can’t replace S Pen with anything and as a user you would make the best of it on a daily basis then iPhone has nothing can compensate for it. If you’re not, then Note is in a handicapped position as recommending to users doesn’t need an S Pen means pay extra for nothing. when you add to that the completely different ecosystems they exist in, it gets even harder. Once again, ultimately it’s up to the individual to evaluate which categories matter to them the most and which device will be a better fit in the long run. Ball’s in your court, good luck! THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 11 TRAVELDIARIES JAISALMER, A GOLDEN MEMOIR by Mariya Darakshan Namaste Welcome to Jaisalmer A glimmering mirage in the unending gold of the mighty Thar. Distinguished by its yellow sandstone majestic past it represents. architecture, Jaisalmer beats right in the heart FIND YOUR WAY of the Thar Desert. Rising to prominence as a By Road: Jaisalmer enjoys Volvo bus service and medieval trading center lying on the camel trade even Mercedes plying to and from Delhi and route, the city has risen from its ashes of the Ahmedabad. Many RSRTC buses and private past in the last half century to become a thriving roadway operators also provide tourist destination of Rajasthan. buses to Jaisalmer from Mumbai, Rich in culture, heritage, folklore Pune and other major cities. and tradition, the city gives you a Rajasthan State Transport larger than life glimpse of Corporation buses also ply from Rajasthan, basking you in the Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, western Indian princely state’s Barmer and Mt. Abu. true colours, welcoming you as By Rail: Many trains connect one of its own. While lying Jaisalmer to other parts of the remotely on NH15, Jaisalmer is country on a daily or weekly not forgotten by the world. It basis. During the peak season, offers an amalgamation of ancient many superfast AC trains also and medieval architectural make Jaisalmer their stop. marvels, ornate havelis, delectab- Jaisalmer is also a major station -le native dishes and colourful traditional attire on the route of Palace on Wheels (Yay for the that is enough to work magic on a traveler’s super-rich!). heart. The crowning glory of Jaisalmer is its By Air: Since the civil airport at Jaisalmer is still desert fortress which dominates the city’s not ready, you have to take a flight till Jodhpur, skyline. Jaisalmer Fort, which has stood the test from whence you can either board a bus or hire a of time and bears testimony to bloody battles cab. Jodhpur Airport is at a distance of 300 km gone by, lies sprawled across the hill top, resting from Jaisalmer. upon its 99 bastions, clearly aware of the THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 13 Colorful Rebel Through the streets of Jaisalmer Since we were all backpackers on a shoe-string The location of this hostel makes it one of the budget, we boarded the Mandore Express, best accommodation options for backpackers as sleeper class, from Old Delhi Railway Station till it is centrally located, right next to the Jaisalmer Jodhpur. We reached Jodhpur at 7:30 in the Fort. We covered the entire city on foot, slowly morning following which we got on a local taking in every corner and crevice of the Golden RSRTC bus. The entire one-way journey cost us City. At night, you can relish the lit up fort view not more than Rs 550. After listening to wailing from the terrace of Hostel Fort Side- Yes! It’s children in the sleeper and being crushed by that’s close! With two rooms for Rs. 800 and rather healthy local Rajasthani aunties, we finally saving on the rental of a scooty, we had struck made it to our destination in the afternoon gold! around 2:30 pm. An advice for those who cannot handle Exploring the City crowds- take a private bus from Jodhpur, Since Like I mentioned before, if you find an these local buses ply every hour, they stop at accommodation which is centrally located, you every village enroute Jaisalmer and trust me the need not hire any vehicle for sightseeing. We crowd can get pretty overwhelming for the next managed to cover almost the entire city and its 5 hours that it takes to reach Jaisalmer from breathing havelis and forts on foot. Once you set Jodhpur! out into the city, it captivates you with its brilliance. Visit the Gadisar Lake and see all your Accomodation-cum-Home troubles melt away into the surrounding water. Being a favourite of tourists during the months The once-upon-a-time water reservoir is now a of October to February, Jaisalmer obviously has peaceful boating site surrounded by temples and no dearth of accommodation options. Depending migratory birds. Watching the sunset at Gadisar upon what kind of a traveler you are, there are is something you would not want to miss. As the 5-star hotels as well as cheap bread and amber hues of the setting sun unite with the breakfast places. During my visit to Jaisalmer, I horizon, the entire surroundings are caught unearthed one such gem- Hostel Fort Side, under its magical gleam. There is only peace, and Jaisalmer. A decent sized hostel accommodation, more peace. Hostel Fort Side is a perfect blend of Rajasthani The Jaisalmer Fort of course is the highlight colours, culture and stories- every backpacker's of the city. In fact, quite a major chunk of the paradise. You can get rooms here for as cheap as rests within the fort itself. This massive 300 bucks a night! The price range is between sandcastle has stood tall since the 12th century Rs. 300 to 650 depending upon your choice of and now rises from the golden rolling sands as room- ‘standard’ or ‘deluxe’. The owner of the reminder of the bygone era. A UNESCO World place, Mr. Aladdin, is the warmest host and a Heritage Site, its twisting lanes are still great storyteller. He will go out of his way to inhabited by ancient Jain Temples, bustling help you and give you the best itinerary advice, bazars, charming eateries and Rajasthani homes. especially when you c on hands as was our case If you want to experience something and make you feel at home. breathtaking, perch yourself atop the fort and THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 14 V watch the sun come down on the city. Slowly, a V twinkle here and there, then everywhere, and as the world goes to sleep, Jaisalmer awakens. We just sat there relishing life at a slow pace and savouring the view of Jaisalmer city with its endless horizon. The view not only takes your breath away but also reminds you to breathe. Our second phase of exploration, however, required a vehicle for which we struck a bargain of Rs. 1500 for a sedan for 24 hours including the night and a driver- all thanks to Mr. Aladdin’s kindness. Bada Bagh lies 6 km from the main city, on the outskirts. This is a beautiful cluster of cenotaphs, a surviving reminder of the royal families from 16th century to the 20th century. The domed architecture also takes you back to the City of Agrabah in Aladdin… or maybe that was just me! Kuldhara is another interesting place which Gadisar Lake however remains less explored. It is the ruins of a 13th century village, which vanished overnight without any trace. It said to e a ‘haunted’ location and our host warned us strictly against picking up anything from the place. We maintained protocol and obeyed his orders so I can’t tell you for sure whether it’s really haunted. But if you are a traveler with love for rustic architecture, Kuldhara will appeal to your senses. Please note, all these places except the Gadisar and Jaislamer Fort have entry charges ranging between Rs. 50 to 100 per head plus camera charges separately. There are many great options to eat here. While not getting into all of them, I would like to highlight two. One is the Government Authorized Bhaang Shop right outside the Jaisalmer Fort. If you are the adventurous kinds, you must stop at the Bhaang Shop and try some of their great lassis and shakes. A great ‘trip’ assured! Also, we had dinner at Jaisal Italy, a beautifully done restaurant facing one side of the fort. The ambience of the Patwon ki Haveli place at night is intoxicating accompanied by the lit up majestic view of the fort. The interiors of Jaisal Italy, done in rustic Rajasthani flavours, are heartwarming and picture worthy! The grand finale to this travel was the night camping in Sam Sand Dunes. Endless rolling sand dunes, clear starry skies, an exceptionally cheerful moon and you- there is no better way to relax in a desert! The evening started with a camel ride into the Thar where we lay back in the sand and saw the evening spreading its arms around vast stretches of nothingness. Coming back to the camp, we were given a traditional Rajasthani welcome followed by a musical evening of folk performances and hot THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 15 Photogenic camels-an additional treat of Jaisalmer V Puppet sellers at Gadisar Lake ht view of Jaisalmer Fort View of Gadisar Lake Salem Singh ki Haveli Top view from Jaisalmer Fort Smile and sell, Jaisalmer Fort Kuldhara Evening hues at Thar Desert V With its kaleidoscopic demeanour and V scintillating smiles, Jaisalmer is a city you cannot help but fall in love with. Camel Ride through the sand dunes snacks. We booked a tent at the Prince Desert Camp and were not disappointed- great service, clean and warm tents with okay food. Cherry on the Top- Entrance to Patwon ki Haveli Jaislamer Desert Festival I timed my visit to Jaisalmer in such a manner Jaisalmer, though overhyped, is more laid that it coincided with the Jaisalmer Desert back a city. While it has a warm climate, Festival. This is a riot of colours and cultures as the entire city parades from the Gadisar Lake to you’ll find warmer people. It catches your the Sam Sand Dunes, exhibiting its charm to the attention the first time, commands it the world. Tourists from all parts of the world next. gather in the city to witness this three-day extravaganza of music and festivity which is celebrated once a year in February (Hindu month of Magh). This year the festival fell on 7th, 8th and 9th February. Turbaned Rajasthani men adorning their long moustaches, richly decorated camels, fire dancers, camel races, turban tying competition, Rajasthani women dressed in their best, high pitched folk music serenading through the streets of the city- that is just a glimpse of the Jaisalmer Desert Festival for you. Also, BSF jawans dressed in traditional Rajasthani attire and walking the ramp to compete for the title of ‘Mr. Desert’ is a sight you don’t see every day! On the third day, the entire procession walks from Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium to Sam Dunes which is 42 km away from the city. The Glimpses of Jaisalmer Desert Festival final performances happen in the heart of the Thar where the music reverberates in the desert long after the festival is over. So if you want to experience Rajasthan in three days, make sure you attend the Jaisalmer Desert Festival next year. With this our sojourn in the Golden City came to an end. The city has many more opportunities to offer but due a constraint of time, we left them for next time. For there will definitely be a next time. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 17 GOURMET A heaven for all food lovers by Mohit Kumar D elhi may have extended its arms into Haryana and UP, but the old-world charm of the city remains and flourishes in Canna- -ught Place (CP for Dilliwallas). The heart of the city, if one may say so, still lies in the sprawling neighbourhood of Purani Delhi, CP among many other places. The heart of the city, if one may say so, still lies in the sprawling neighbourhood of Purani Delhi, CP among many other places. While CP may have developed a great food culture over the decades with some traditionalsetups doing great business and carrying their legacy forward, many closed down or bowed out to make way for new ideas of the time. Cafe Hawkers on Radial Road next to Odeon complex is one such new place to not just splurge your pocket on weekends to get drunk only, but also to try some quality food especially curated keeping in mind the street food culture of India and the changing culinary taste of the millennial. Owned by brother duo, the restaurant has been visited by the likes of actor Shakti Kapoor. Cafe Hawkers and Gola Sizzlers is part of the brand chain that the Kapoor brothers run across the capital city with a monthly traffic so great that they feel no need to have student discounts or discounts of any kind,corporate chef of the chain, Ravikant explained. Their Butter Chicken Pizza and Smoked Chicken Pizza are the non-veg specials and for vegetarians, the Pao Bhaji Pizza is a must try. To cater to vegetarians, the restaurant offers veg pastas mostly (ever heard that before?) and to add non-vegetarian toppings, one has to tell the staff before. As part of the vegetarian minority, I began my culinary delight journey with starters that included Hawkers’ special Baked Nachos, Quesadilla and a light summer drink – Kiwi Delight. CafeHawkers is popular for its Mexican and Lebanese food platter, offering a variety of dishes from the region but with a desi street twist to suit the Indian taste. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 19 The quantity is in plus the standard amounts, so The Pao Bhaji Pizza was a 14-inch thin crust body with a please order accordingly. Baked Nachos is a staple fusion of cheese and taste of bhaji. The presence of Bhaji starter food everywhere. However, what was was subtle and never quite there. The base could have different here was the Mexican bean addition been worked upon better. along with a spicy blend of jalapenos. For what it’s worth, the dish is a must try. Quesadilla with an The Redi Wala Burger literally served on a Redi is Indian blend has a filling of Mexican beans again, nothing but the cult-favourite Bun-Tikki. Though, the paneer and capsicum.The stuffing reminded me of latter tastes much better, the burger could have been Kathi rolls but the tortilla base was well prepared something more than just that. It tasted bland, was and lent an authentic feel to the dish. The best overstuffed but went well with the Kimchi salad dressing part, however, was the dressing that was served as and potato chips. accompaniment. Shredded avocado with sour cream and salsa Zomato Rating: 4.1/5 sauce completed the dish which tasted even better Price: Rs 1200 for two (approx.) if you mixed all the three and dipped your quesadilla in it. CafeHawkers’ does not specialize Cuisines: North Indian, Fast Food in the drinks menu, offering a mid-level range of Opening hours: 11am – 12 midnight popular summer coolers and alcoholic drinks. Despite that, their Kiwi Delight is great: a crushed Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk ice colourful mix of blackcurrant-with cranberry Address: L/ 22, Radial Road, Near Odean juice filling and kiwi-orange juice filling. The blend is so good that you can have it without stirring it Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi from each side, or savour it slowly by mixing the Phone Numbers: 011-23416138 / 23413131 two flavours. Instagram- @cafehawkers There are also a variety of other options in the Facebook- @cafehawkers vegetarian section in the starters menu. A healthy vegetable platter with boiled and sizzled vegetables is a good alternative and so is the Mexican Fajita Sizzler. Both staple dishes are equally popular among regulars. Another noticeable detail in between the starters and the main course was the architecture of the place. The Cafe culture was visible in its portraits,wooden door and a vintage telephone at the entrance. The Hawker part of the ambience is visible when you sit down to eat. The table and chairs are of steel, boarder room type. Old-school and the artificial grass background give an earthy feel to the whole setup. As part of the main course, I decided to ditch North-Indian cuisine and go along with the special Pao Bhaoji Pizza and Redi (cart) wala Burger. The PaoBhaji Pizza was a 14-inch thin crust body THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 20 BURN IT OUT The 5 Best Exercises for Weight Loss We all know exercise is essential for overall health, but when you're trying to lose weight it becomes even more important. Where to start? How about the 5 best exercises for weight loss, which target multiple muscles, rev your metabolism, and torch calories. If they feel hard, remember: Each rep gets you one step closer to your goal weight. by Karan Singh 1 LUNGES There are many variations to the lunge, but the plain jane forward lunge is still very effective for weight loss, as it works multiple muscles at once (think: glutes, quads, and hamstrings) for max calorie burn. Get ready to move those short-shorts to the front of your closet. Stand tall with feet hip-width apart. Place hands on your hips or hold weights, and take a controlled step forward with your right leg. Keeping your spine tall, lower your body until your front leg and back leg form a 90-degree angle. Pause, then bring your right leg home to start. Now do the other side by stepping forward with your left leg. 2 SUMO SQUATS Squats are one of the best exercises for weight loss. When you do them correctly, you engage your core and entire lower body. Start with feet hip-width apart, arms either at your sides or holding weights. Keeping your weight in your heels, begin lowering your legs and raising your arms in front of you. Keeping your back straight, lower until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Remember to keep your knees in line with your toes the entire time. Maintain an even pace and rise back to a standing position. Repeat 3 sets of 15 reps THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 21 BURPEES This exercise effectively targets your core, chest, and legs simultaneously. Feel the burn and know 3 you're building lots of lean muscle. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms at your sides. Push your hips back, knees bent, and lower into a squat. Place your hands on the floor directly in front of you and shift your weight to them. Jump back softly to land on your feet in the plank position. Jump your feet forward so they land just outside of your hands. Reach your hands up and jump explosively into the air. Immediately lower back into a squat for the next rep. Repeat 8 to 12 times. Complete 3 sets. 4 MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS Whether you use resistance bands or not, mountain climbers are an excellent way to burn calories. The quick leg motion targets obliques, butt, and hamstrings. Loop center of band around a stable post like a couch leg. Start on floor in plank position facing away from post, feet placed in handles like stirrups. Alternately bring right and left knee in toward chest, not allowing toes of bent leg to touch floor. Repeat for 1 minute and rest 20 seconds. Do 3 sets. JUMP ROPE Whether you use resistance bands or not, mountain climbers are an excellent way to 5 burn calories. The quick leg motion targets obliques, butt, and hamstrings. Loop center of band around a stable post like a couch leg. Start on floor in plank position facing away from post, feet placed in handles like stirrups. Alternately bring right and left knee in toward chest, not allowing toes of bent leg to touch floor. Repeat for 1 minute and rest 20 seconds. Do 3 sets. All the above exercise are part of HIIT, High-intensity interval training; also callled high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT), is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, until too exhausted to continue. Though there is no universal HIIT session duration, these intense workouts typically last under 30 minutes, with times varying based on a participant's current fitness level. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com www.lush.com | 45 22 THE BLOGGERS MAIL Vaatsaalyaa Charitable Trust for Education is working in different sectors of Fashion & Textiles under the Chairmanship and trusteeship of DR. Kappil Kishor and his wife Shivangi Kishor. Vaatsaalyaa is an initiative to educate, polish and promote the students. It aims to provide best professional aids and techniques to the student community and help nurturing unhidden talent with right guidance and mentorship. Vaatsaalyaa has been under limelight from past few eras retaining its success through providing opportunities to their students at large scale both Indian and international platforms. One of its latest success ventures was DsyN BlooM season 7 with Asian Designer Week at A Dot, Gurugram launching total twenty five designers. Dsyn Bloom is all about searching fresh and hidden talents from various fashion institutes. This contest is one of its kind in India where a design student gets the 'Direct entry from design school to Fashion Week’ while studying. In this season, Designer Grahil Garg, Tanisha Chawla, Jasmeet Kaur from jdvc launched by Vaatsaalyaa Trust along with International College of Fashion. All the collections of International College of fashion were made under the supervision of Prof. Gulbash Duggal. Well known fashion photographer – Rohit Suri had conducted the garment shoot of these designers. Sunanda Rana had done the Make-over & HP singh Agencies sponsored the fabrics. “Vaatsaalyaa is not only providing the ramp to the students, but also an exposure to the global market. Now, design students don’t have to wait for years to showcase their collection at fashion weeks” said Dr. Kappil Kishor - Dr. Kappil Kishor founder chairman - Vaatsaalyaa Charitable Trust for Mrs. Shivangi Kishor (Founder & Chairman) Education. (Trustee) Dr. Kappil Kishor is veteran in fashion industry and known as fashion guru. From last 20 years,he is sharing his knowledge with fashion students. Received so many awards including president award by Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma for social services & had received excellence award in London Parliament. He is Founder & Chairman of Vaatsaalyaa Charitable Trust for Education. VAATSAALYAA CHARITABLE TRUST FOR EDUCATION ADDRESS: 81-C, FIRST FLOOR, LEFT SIDE, GAUTAM NAGAR, NEW DELHI, DELHI 110049 NO.: +91-9811548081 www.vaatsaalyaa.com BLOG STORY StylebyNiks The Business of Fashion Menswear Fall/Winter 2019 THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 24 T H E B U S I N E S S O F F A S H I O N A three piece story carried over season to season making a versatile addition to any men's wardrobe. [Stylebyniks] The three-piece suit is a story that has been told and retold throughout the years and is a tale that never really gets old. This iconic ensemble represents the past, present and future of men’s fashion, making it a truly versatile addition to any wardrobe. While fashion changes from season to season, classic formal wear goes at a steady pace. Think of it as of a respectable gentleman who knows what works best for him, but who is still open- minded to new ideas – even if those new ideas are simply the old ideas, reinvented. That slow and steady progression means subtle changes in formal wear are worth noting – here are the updates we’re seeing. wear simplifies the process, it lacks the oppurtunity for individuality. The answer is to introduce subtle patterns into shirts – while some brave sartorialists are opting for bold, large patterns, we consider micro-patterns to be more appropriate for office wear. They will blend seamlessly with even the most conservative range of suits and ties, while still offering a touch of character. dramatically changes the visual perception, making the wearer’s chest look more prominent and defined, and slimming the waist. Micro Pattern Shirts Cuffed Trousers The simplest way to make your corporate Classic suit trousers have gone through wardrobe work is to fill it with plain white and countless style variations. They have been blue shirts and plain suits. It’s an almost go-to high-waisted, low-waisted, wide-legged to the combination for a fuss-free outfit in the morning floor, generous in the thigh but tapered at the and for those who consider their work wear a ankle, or slim cut with a flared bottom. More uniform, there’s nothing more painful than recent iterations have been low-waisted with a choosing the most appropriate tie for the shirt slimline in the leg, flat-fronted (without and then trying to match it with a suit and shoes pleats), and plain from top to bottom. A smart as well. look, but perhaps a touch unadventurous. A But while this utilitarian approach to formal recent change in a formal menswear landscape THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 25 has added an exciting detail – it’s now official: For Shoes, think versatility Classic trousers can be cuffed. This small detail can change the look of a pair of trousers For Shoes, think versatility What’s the use in considerably. A simple cuff puts more focus on having multiple pairs of similar shoes that serve your shoes (so they must be of good quality and different purposes when you can have one pair well-polished) and improves the drape of the that does it all? Save your cash and look for trousers. The extra weight of the cuff pulls the versatility when shopping for footwear on the fabric straight, giving a sharper, more polished smarter end of the spectrum. A pair of Derby look. shoes is always a good option but look for something a little more robust that’ll pair well with jeans as well as tailoring. Alternatively, try a traditionally formal style – a monk strap or Chelsea boot – but with a chunky commando rubber sole bolted on for ultimate smart casual prowess. Try Trainers Ah, the age old debate of whether trainers can be worn with a suit. We’ll end it here: yes, it can be done. It’s very easy to get wrong though. The trick is to tone everything down – the suit should be unstructured and made from a more casual fabric such as cotton; wear a T-shirt instead of a shirt, and tailor the hems of your trousers with no break. Oh, and the sneakers themselves should be minimal, too. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 26 If you want colour, Go earthy simply can’t be achieved with a shirt and tie. Navy and grey both will always be the most popular options, but a colourful suit can make for a striking choice. If in doubt stick to earthy colours of deep greens and browns, which are flattering for most skin tones and keep the rest of the look simple to allow the suit to take centre stage. Wider Lapels Smart Knitwear The reign of the skinny suit is finally over – its tight, low-waisted trousers, cropped jackets, high This is perhaps the best rule on this list, and the armholes and very slim lapels are slowly losing most effective way of transforming your formal their grip on men’s fashion. Many reputable attire. Simply swap your shirt for a fine gauge classic menswear brands are introducing wider knit – whether that is a crew neck, roll neck or jacket lapels – not to the extremes of the 70s, but Breton stripe. This immediately helps to strip an elegant increase in width of 2-3 centimetres. away the business-like connotations of the suit, This dramatically changes the visual perception, and gives off a contemporary look and feel that s making the wearer’s chest look more prominent THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 27 and defined, and slimming the waist. STYLINGMANTRA TIES AND POCKET SQUARES COME IN A MYRIAD OF COLORS, FABRICS AND MOTIFS – THE SECRET TO THE PERFECT PAIRING LIES IN HOW THEY CONTRAST WITH EACH OTHER. IF YOU HAVE A SILK TIE WITH A DECORATIVE MOTIF, CHOOSE A SOLID- COLORED POCKET SQUARE IN AN OPAQUE FABRIC LIKE COTTON OR LINEN. Thaiel slim fit troursers These trousers are for a more laidback style – perfect for both a day in the office or a night on the town (you could always rolls the hems for a more casual finish). However you wear them, there’s a contemporary feel with the flat front and slim fit. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 28 COMING SOON SAT - SUN 21 - 22 DECEMBER Crowne Plaza Today, New Delhi, Okhla L to R: Gayatri Bhardwaj (Ms India United Continent 2018) and Supermodel Laxmi Rana in creation by Tanay Pareek | Actress Ginni Kapoor in creation by Juhi and Ridhima COUTURE RUNWAY WEEK SEASON 3 After marking success with an array Not only this, Couture Runway Week has of seasons, Couture Runway Week is also known for an underlying cause to back with the announcement of their leverage the platform of fashion to spread 3Rd season making it more Huge and cancer awareness among Fashion youth and also played vital role grand leading to more participation towards corporate social responsibility in of new Gen talent to witness best of fulfilling obligations and providing fresh Indian fashion design talent to opportunities to explore via our nature , local & international audiences environment and society itself , it has including press & buyers ,bringing always striven to explore untouched together fashion fraternity fostering treasures of our society and hence creation and international utilizing them for the betterment. development. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 31 "FASHION IS NOT ONLY CREATIVITY OF GARMENTS AND DESIGNING BUT ALSO THE OVERALL PRESENTATION, WHICH CRW DESIGNERS HAVE BEAUTIFULLY SHOWCASED". Shivam Rajput (Show Creative Director) L to R: Actress Donal Bhist in creation by Amit Talwar | Supermodel Nisha Yadav in creation by Akarshan Mani “PROVIDING PLATFORM TO DESIGNERS AND OPPORTUNITY TO THE SOCIETY FOR NEW TRENDS IS OUR MOTIVE WE FOCUS ON NEW GEN WITH NEW TRENDS TO ATTRACT AND BENEFIT THE SOCIETY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY MAKE FASHION YOUTH AWARE OF CANCER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE." Aarti Tiwari (Show Curator) Above: Actress Payal Rohatgi in creation by Just Design Instititute. Left: Collection by Store@44 Content by Mohit Kumar THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 32 BLOG STORY Fashion n Fitness by Manish Chand Rajwar W e all have heard that, we have to be comfortable in whatever we wear, and Yes that's a fact. Fashion for me is all gave heard that, we have to be comfortable in whatever we wear, and Yes that's a fact. Fashion for me is all about being comfortable in what you wear all day long except for further occasions. It's okay if you are short, you are fat. As long as you are taking care of your body, you should be proud of your figure. If you really want that lean body, and a presentable personality then work on it! I feel the most confident about my body after a workout, because i know I've worked hard for it. When you are confident with your shape, dress confidently will be much easier. And I believe if you are having a great personality then most of the look are going to suit you. So always try to dedicate some amount of your day to fitness, try to eat healthy. Don't be too strict to your diet, just enjoy it. Consistency is the only key, so try to be consistent with your diet and fitness then you'll become habitual of that lifestyle. Invest on yourself, invest on good food. 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Block E Lajpat Nagar - 1 New Delhi - 110024 Contact No. +91 9540278100 Email - email@example.com COVER STORY Photo: VIpin Changani VIPIN CHANGANI Vipin Changani is a known face of Amazon Prime reality series of "Skulls and Roses "(2019) who came out as winner defeating other co contestants by luring a taste of both romance and adventure and passing through an audacious and daring journey which was curated by twin brothers Raghu Ram and Rajiv Laxman who are the hosts and producers of the series. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 35 T all and Handsome Vipin is a professional ramp and print model who has also done of couple of Tv ads. He is a fitness enthusiast and is fond of adventures like sdiving, bungee jumping, rafting and also is extremely passionate about sports. He is a national level player football as well as a state level handball player along with black belt and a national level gold medallist in karate. Background Born on the 29th of December 1990 in Andhra Pradesh, shifted to Mumbai in 1994 and then Pune in 1997, He is a BBA graduate with HR specialisation from Pune University. About Family He is blessed with a sweet and beautiful family who has always been extremely supportive in all his endeavours. His mother (Gayatri )is a homemaker, father (Nanikram) a businessman, and he has a younger sibling (Ashnaa) who is a graphic Designer and a hand-poked tattoo Artist. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 36 Tete-a-tete with Vipin What is the one thing he miss about his home town And where he lives nowadays? He answered that he misses everything especially maa ke hath ka khana, pune parties–culture &lifestyle which adds special vibe and of course his close friends as he resides in Kolkata due to his profession. When and how did you get your first assignment or break? What’s one of the My 1st assignment was a modelling most interesting pageant (mr & miss pune) i was a shoots/projects that runner up there. I got entry in this you’ve done? pageant when i did my 1st fashion First being SKULLS & show in college. ROSES and then it was IRFW- INDIA RESORT FASHION Audience feel that today all reality WEEK shows are scripted? Do you agree because just have been part of reality show? We could notice/witness a good bond building with A lot of people have asked me this question Lydia in the show, how’s the even my close friends and family but when bond after the show? I mean they saw me in the show they knew it’s not do you guys are still in touch? scripted because they witnessed a YES we are still in touch; we still transformation in me as an individual .i can’t talk often on calls & messages. We comment on other reality shows but this one is are really very good friends, i the most toughest shows ever and not even a honestly have found a gem of a single word said is scripted-Its only human/person in Lydia. REALITY. Our interactive session with Vipin also added to many interesting facts about his lifestyle and future endeavours giving us an insight which are being answered. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 37 You are quite active on Instagram. Do you think it is necessary for individuals to be active on social media? Now day’s social media is everything i have seen known a lot of people get good work and get to work with good brands only coz of their social media posts. So somewhere or the other it has become an integral part of our lives. Describe your perfect day off when you are not modelling or shooting? Now day’s social media is everything i have seen known a lot of people get good work and get to work with good brands only coz of their social media posts. So somewhere or the other it has become an integral part of our lives. What is your fitness regime? What do you do to stay in shape? Honestly i have a lot of cheat days but i work myass out to maintain myself... i do play a lot of sports. What is your go-to outfit for daytime & evening? The easiest and a must outfit that everyone should have is a blue & black denim. And a white & black t-shirt… the safest and the easiest. What are your next plan or future goals? I would love to be a part of khatron ke khiladi –so am trying my ways to get in to it. THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 38 “Skulls & Roses has been definitely a life changing experience for me as coming back to show after being eliminated and winning the trophy with fair and clear thoughts , never ever thought as I was the only contestant as model who switched his profession to cabin crew” One thing you want to change about the industry? Casting couch and fake casting people who have all fake promises and play with individual’s life by showing them false dreams. What you prefer shoots or shows? I don’t have any preference but they should be fun and interesting. “As an individual i have become more patience calm and reactive & proactive to every situation. After this show i am sure i can survive anywhere in any condition in the world and can face & tackle every sort of criticism in turn letting to add onto my strength.” CoverStory on Vipin by Stylebyniks THE BLOGGERS MAIL stylebyniks.com | 39 The Positive activated charcoal teeth whitening powder is 100% organic teeth whitening solution for your teeth. This amazing charcoal powder for teeth whitening is all set to infuse and impart shine to your teeth. The amazing properties of activated charcoal for teeth whitening makes you smile bright wide. 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